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Are large firms born or made ? evidence from developing countries (English)

This paper uses survey data from 120 developing countries to compare the role of institutions with firm characteristics at the time of creation of the firm in explaining the size, growth, and productivity of firms over their lifecycle. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7406 AUG 27, 2015

Ayyagari,Meghana; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Maksimovic,Vojislav

The middle-income trap turns ten (English)

Since we introduced the term “middle-income trap” in 2006, it has become popular among policy makers and researchers. In May 2015, a search of Google Scholar returned more than 3,000 articles including the term and about 300 articles with the term in the title. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7403 AUG 26, 2015

Gill,Indermit S.; Kharas,Homi

Review of logistics service regulations for freight forwarding businesses: what should be addressed for a better logistics regulatory framework ? (English)

Regulatory frameworks on logistics regulations are often opaque, especially in developing countries, because of the complex nature of logistics services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7401 AUG 21, 2015

Watanuki,Maika

Confronting climate uncertainty in water resources planning and project design : the decision tree framework (English)

Water infrastructure projects are a significant portion of the World Bank’s lending portfolio and a major need for developing countries throughout the world. ... See More +

Publication 99180 AUG 19, 2015

Ray,Patrick Alexander; Brown, Casey M.

Preferences, purchasing power parity, and inequality : analytical framework, propositions, and empirical evidence (English)

This paper makes analytical, methodological and empirical contributions to the literature on purchasing power parity. Purchasing power parities are required in a host of cross-country welfare comparisons, such as poverty rates and gross domestic product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7395 AUG 18, 2015

Majumder,Amita; Ray,Ranjan; Santra,Sattwik

World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)

This report contains the World Bank Group Boards calendar for the period of August to October 2015, specifying the Boards engagements, such as meetings and briefings. ... See More +

Board Report 98895 AUG 17, 2015

Depreciations without exports ? global value chains and the exchange rate elasticity of exports (English)

This paper analyzes how the exchange rate elasticity of exports has changed over time and across countries and sectors, and how the formation of global value chains has affected this relationship. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7390 AUG 11, 2015

Ahmed,Swarnali; Appendino,Maximiliano Andres; Ruta,Michele

Securing food safety to leverage economic growth opportunities in the African food sector : speeding progress, advancing partnerships and sustaining momentum (English)

This paper is an outcome of a discussion that brought together five African and international food safety experts to explore how best to support and expedite African efforts to improve food safety on the continent through partnerships such as the Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP). ... See More +

Working Paper 98800 AUG 10, 2015

World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)

This report contains the World Bank Group Boards calendar for the period of July to September 2015, specifying the Boards engagements, such as meetings and briefings. ... See More +

Board Report 98692 AUG 03, 2015

Operational guidelines and procedures for measuring the real size of the world economy (English)

The International Comparison Program (ICP) is a global statistical initiative that collects prices, national accounts expenditures, and related information from the worlds economies in order to compare the purchasing powers of their currencies. ... See More +

Publication 99028 AUG 01, 2015

Brannon,Morgan; Dikhanov,Yuri M.; Djayeola,Biokou Mathieu; Hamadeh,Nada; Mouyelo-Katoula,Michel; Rissanen,Marko Olavi; Romand,Virginia; Song,Inyoung; Vogel,Frederic A.; Yamanaka,Mizuki; Abels,Miglena; Jerbi,Imededdine; Lee,Min Ji; Min,Kyung Sam

Do the poor waste cash transfers? (English)

Dozens of countries have implemented cash transfer programs. In at least 20 studies, researchers have measured how people who receive the transfers spend their money. ... See More +

Brief 98627 AUG 01, 2015

Evans,David; Popova,Anna

Crediting-related activities under the Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) : status and support for implementation (English)

The objectives of this study are threefold: a) to review and compare the PMR crediting-related activities presented in MRPs; b) to assess whether and how these crediting-related activities can stimulate scaled-up mitigation by creating a domestic environment (technical, regulatory and institutional) that can support a range of climate policies; and c) to identify opportunities for the PMR to consolidate the support. ... See More +

Publication 98840 AUG 01, 2015

Migrant remittances, capital constraints and new business starts in developing countries (English)

According to the World Bank (2013), migrant remittances to developing countries in 2013 totaled United States (U.S.) 414 billion, dollars quadruple the approximately U.S. 100 billion dollars remitted to developing countries in 2000. ... See More +

Brief 98685 AUG 01, 2015

Hanusch,Marek; Vaaler,Paul Martin

Options to use existing international offset programs in a domestic context (English)

Over the past 25 years, significant experience on offsetting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has been built up through the development, implementation, and improvement of various international and domestic offset programs. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 99183 AUG 01, 2015

Klein, Noemie; Borkent, Bram; Gilbert, Alyssa; Esser, Lara; Broekhoff, Derik; Tornek, Rachel

Raising and sharing revenues from natural resources : a review of country practices (English)

Natural resources offer opportunities, but also bring challenges. They have generally been linked to a series of negative outcomes like economic decline, corruption, and conflict. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 98885 AUG 01, 2015

Brosio,Giorgio; Singh, Raju Jan

Climate-informed decisions: the capital investment plan as a mechanism for lowering carbon emissions (English)

Global trajectories for reducing carbon emissions depend on the local adoption of alternatives to conventional energy sources, technologies, and urban development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7381 JUL 29, 2015

Whittington,Jan; Lynch,Catherine

Analyzing data from a national assessment of educational achievement : Análise de Dados de uma Avaliação Nacional de Desempenho Educacional (Portuguese)

This fourth volume of the National Assessment of Educational Achievement series is comprised of two parts and provides step-by-step details on how to analyze data collected in a national assessment. ... See More +

Publication 94732 JUL 29, 2015

Cartwright,Fernando; Greaney, Vincent [editor]; Kellaghan, Thomas [editor]; Shiel, Gerry English, Russian, French

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Are large firms born or made ? evidence from developing countries (English)
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AUG 27, 2015 WPS7406 Policy Research Working Paper
The middle-income trap turns ten (English)
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AUG 26, 2015 WPS7403 Policy Research Working Paper
Review of logistics service regulations for freight forwarding businesses: what should be addressed for a better logistics regulatory framework ? (English)
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AUG 21, 2015 WPS7401 Policy Research Working Paper
Confronting climate uncertainty in water resources planning and project design : the decision tree framework (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 99180 Publication
Preferences, purchasing power parity, and inequality : analytical framework, propositions, and empirical evidence (English)
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AUG 18, 2015 WPS7395 Policy Research Working Paper
World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)
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AUG 17, 2015 98895 Board Report
Depreciations without exports ? global value chains and the exchange rate elasticity of exports (English)
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AUG 11, 2015 WPS7390 Policy Research Working Paper
Board standing committees membership : term of membership - November 1, 2014 thru October 31, 2016 (English)
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AUG 11, 2015 98802 Board Report
Securing food safety to leverage economic growth opportunities in the African food sector : speeding progress, advancing partnerships and sustaining momentum (English)
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AUG 10, 2015 98800 Working Paper
World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)
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AUG 03, 2015 98692 Board Report
Operational guidelines and procedures for measuring the real size of the world economy (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 99028 Publication
Do the poor waste cash transfers? (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 98627 Brief
Crediting-related activities under the Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) : status and support for implementation (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 98840 Publication
Migrant remittances, capital constraints and new business starts in developing countries (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 98685 Brief
Options to use existing international offset programs in a domestic context (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 99183 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Raising and sharing revenues from natural resources : a review of country practices (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 98885 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Committee on Governance and Executive Directors Administrative Matters (COGAM) : minutes of the meeting held on Friday, July 31, 2015 (English)
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JUL 31, 2015 98715 Minutes
Minutes of meeting of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA held on July 30, 2015 (English)
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JUL 30, 2015 98767 Minutes
Climate-informed decisions: the capital investment plan as a mechanism for lowering carbon emissions (English)
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JUL 29, 2015 WPS7381 Policy Research Working Paper
Analyzing data from a national assessment of educational achievement : Análise de Dados de uma Avaliação Nacional de Desempenho Educacional (Portuguese)
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JUL 29, 2015 94732 Publication English, Russian, French