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Kiribati - Fourth Phase of the Pacific Regional Connectivity Program Project (English)

The development objective of the Fourth Phase of the Pacific Regional Connectivity Program Project for Kiribati is to reduce the cost and increase the availability of Internet services in Kiribati. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2038 MAY 09, 2017

Disclosed

Principles on identification for sustainable development : toward the digital age (French)

Some 1.5 billion people in the developing world lack proof of legal identity. Living without proof of legal identity is a serious obstacle to social, economic, and political inclusion. ... See More +

Working Paper 112614 APR 12, 2017

Spanish, English Disclosed

Post-disaster needs assessment guidelines : telecommunications (English)

The Telecommunications sub-sector is of special relevance to many developing countries that are affected by disasters of any kind, as the ability to communicate is of paramount importance during emergencies and in subsequent post-disaster stages. ... See More +

Working Paper 114526 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Broadband : the platform of the digital economy and a critical development challenge for Morocco : الملخص التنفيذي (Arabic)

Morocco strives to reach a similar per capita income level to that of upper-middle income countries, and to reduce unemployment, which particularly affects women and youth. ... See More +

Working Paper 114660 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Broadband : the platform of the digital economy and a critical development challenge for Morocco (Vol. 2) : Le haut débit : plateforme de l’économie numérique et enjeu critique pour le développement du Maroc (French)

Morocco strives to reach a similar per capita income level to that of upper-middle income countries, and to reduce unemployment, which particularly affects women and youth. ... See More +

Working Paper 114660 NOV 01, 2016

English Disclosed

Disaggregating the impact of the internet on international trade (English)

The Internet has transformed the way countries trade by reducing the costs of exporting. This paper quantifies the impact of Internet adoption on international trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7785 AUG 08, 2016

Osnago,Alberto; Tan,Shawn Weiming Disclosed

Montenegro - Policy note on broadband : achieving universality of high-speed broadband - review and application experience of the EU State aid framework : Main report (English)

Montenegro Policy Note on Broadband: Achieving Universality of High-Speed Broadband: Review and Application Experience of the EU State Aid Framework aims to provide advice to the Government of Montenegro on the possible mechanisms for state aid support for broadband infrastructure, while taking into account the State aid policy of the European Union (EU) and building on EU experience of similar projects. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS16116 JUN 28, 2016

Disclosed

Making rural broadband affordable : synchronizing installation with other public works (English)

The high cost of extending Internet service beyond urban areas and the relatively low number of potential subscribers has combined to stall the expansion of this enabling technology in much of the developing world (and even in some advanced economies). ... See More +

Brief 107706 APR 01, 2016

Foch,Arthur Denis Pascal Disclosed

Russia’s ambitious broadband goal : is the progress sustainable? (English)

In 2012, the Russian Federation announced one of the world’s more ambitious broadband Internet development goals: providing 80 percent of Russian households with ultrafast connection speeds - at least 100 megabits per second (Mbps) by 2018.1 That goal exceeds the current targets in Germany and the European Union, and it is about equivalent to those currently being pursued by countries with ambitious strategic broadband connectivity goals, including Denmark, Sweden, and the United States. ... See More +

Brief 103839 MAR 01, 2016

Gelvanovska,Natalija; Rossotto,Carlo Maria; Gunzburger,Michael Lee Disclosed

The telecommunication sector in the Palestinian territories : a missed opportunity for economic development (English)

The Palestinian Telecommunications Sector Assessment Note assesses the performance of the telecommunications sector in the Palestinian territories, identifies specific issues, and makes recommendations for further development and reform. ... See More +

Working Paper 104263 FEB 01, 2016

Rossotto,Carlo Maria; Decoster,Xavier Stephane; Lewin,Anat; Jebari, Ihab Disclosed

How tech hubs are helping to drive economic growth in Africa (English)

Digital technologies have spread rapidly. Digital technologies to benefit everyone everywhere requires improving the analog complements to digital investments - by strengthening regulations that ensure competition among businesses, by adapting workers’ skills to the demands of the new economy, and by ensuring that institutions are accountable. ... See More +

World Development Report 102957 JAN 01, 2016

Kelly,Timothy John Charles; Firestone,Rachel Sohn Disclosed

Exploring the relationship between broadband and economic growth (English)

Broadband can be characterized as high-speed, always-on Internet connectivity. Broadband has driven widespread changes in the information technology (IT) sector enabling services such as cloud computing and mobile apps. ... See More +

World Development Report 102955 JAN 01, 2016

Minges,Michael Disclosed

Nicaragua - Rural Telecommunications Project (English)

Ratings for the Rural Telecommunications Project for Nicaragua were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3456 DEC 23, 2015

Disclosed

Yemen, Republic of - Emergency Support to Social Proctection Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 100397 OCT 22, 2015

Disclosed

Democratic Republic of Congo - Private Sector Development and Competitiveness Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14733 APR 27, 2015

Disclosed

Papua New Guinea Rural Communications Project (English)

More than 80 percent of Papua New Guinea's population lives in rural areas. Most of these people depend on subsistence activities such as smallholder farming and fishing as well as alluvial mining and betel nut sales for their livelihoods. ... See More +

Brief 93495 JAN 01, 2015

Beschorner, Natasha Disclosed

Federated States of Micronesia - Palau-FSM Connectivity Project : Proposed grant - November 14, 2014 (English)

The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Republic of Palau (Palau) are partnering with the World Bank under the Palau-FSM Connectivity Project (P130592) and the Technical Assistance (TA) Project (P132686). ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD887 NOV 14, 2014

Disclosed

Mobile phone coverage and producer markets : evidence from West Africa (English)

Mobile phone coverage has expanded considerably throughout the developing world, particularly within sub-Saharan Africa. Existing evidence suggests that increased access to information technology has improved agricultural market efficiency for consumer markets and certain commodities, but there is less evidence of its impact on producer markets. ... See More +

Journal Article 112426 OCT 14, 2014

Aker,Jenny C.; Fafchamps,Marcel Disclosed

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Kiribati - Fourth Phase of the Pacific Regional Connectivity Program Project (English)
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MAY 09, 2017 PAD2038 Project Appraisal Document
Principles on identification for sustainable development : toward the digital age (French)
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APR 12, 2017 112614 Working Paper Spanish, English
Post-disaster needs assessment guidelines : telecommunications (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 114526 Working Paper
Broadband : the platform of the digital economy and a critical development challenge for Morocco : الملخص التنفيذي (Arabic)
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JAN 01, 2017 114660 Working Paper
Broadband : the platform of the digital economy and a critical development challenge for Morocco (Vol. 2) : Le haut débit : plateforme de l’économie numérique et enjeu critique pour le développement du Maroc (French)
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NOV 01, 2016 114660 Working Paper English
Disaggregating the impact of the internet on international trade (English)
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AUG 08, 2016 WPS7785 Policy Research Working Paper
Montenegro - Policy note on broadband : achieving universality of high-speed broadband - review and application experience of the EU State aid framework : Main report (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 AUS16116 Working Paper
Making rural broadband affordable : synchronizing installation with other public works (English)
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APR 01, 2016 107706 Brief
Russia’s ambitious broadband goal : is the progress sustainable? (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 103839 Brief
The telecommunication sector in the Palestinian territories : a missed opportunity for economic development (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 104263 Working Paper
How tech hubs are helping to drive economic growth in Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102957 World Development Report
Exploring the relationship between broadband and economic growth (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102955 World Development Report
Nicaragua - Rural Telecommunications Project (English)
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DEC 23, 2015 ICR3456 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Yemen, Republic of - Emergency Support to Social Proctection Project : procurement plan (English)
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OCT 22, 2015 100397 Procurement Plan
Mexico - Information Technology Sector Development Project : procurement plan : Mexico - Proyecto de Tecnología de la Información para el Desarrollo del Sector : plan de adquisiciones (Spanish)
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AUG 07, 2015 100331 Procurement Plan
Democratic Republic of Congo - Private Sector Development and Competitiveness Project (English)
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APR 27, 2015 ICRR14733 Implementation Completion Report Review
Papua New Guinea Rural Communications Project (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93495 Brief
Armenia - E-Society and Innovation for Competitiveness Project : special purpose financial statements and independent auditor's report for the year ended December 31, 2014 (English)
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DEC 31, 2014 99548 Auditing Document
Federated States of Micronesia - Palau-FSM Connectivity Project : Proposed grant - November 14, 2014 (English)
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NOV 14, 2014 PAD887 Project Appraisal Document
Mobile phone coverage and producer markets : evidence from West Africa (English)
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OCT 14, 2014 112426 Journal Article