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Heterogeneous Effects of the de jure and de facto Business Environment : Findings from Multiple Data Sets on the Business Environment (English)

Using multiple sources of national- and firm-level data around the world, this paper investigates how the effects of the business environment depend on whether the measure is de jure or de facto, and how business environment effects differ by ownership and size. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9115 JAN 21, 2020

Zhenwei Qiang,Christine; Wang,He; Xu,L. Colin Disclosed

Conceptual Aspects of Global Value Chains (English)

The paper offers an overview of some key conceptual aspects associated with the rise of global value chains (GVCs). It outlines a series of alternative interpretations and definitions of what the rise of GVCs entails, and it traces the implications of these alternative conceptualizations for the measurement of the phenomenon, as well as for elucidating the key determinants and implications of GVC participation, both at the country level and at the firm level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9114 JAN 21, 2020

Antras,Pol Disclosed

Macro-Financial Aspects of Climate Change (English)

This paper examines the interaction between macro-financial and climate-related risks. It brings together different strands of the literature on climate-related risks and how these relate to macro-financial management and risks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9109 JAN 14, 2020

Feyen,Erik H.B.; Utz,Robert Johann; Zuccardi Huertas,Igor Esteban; Bogdan,Olena; Moon,Jisung Disclosed

Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 1 Assessment and Management of Environmental and Social Risks and Impacts - Spanish (Spanish)

ESS1 sets out the Borrower’s responsibilities for assessing, managing and monitoring environmental and social risks and impacts associated with each stage of a project supported by the Bank through Investment Project Financing, in order to achieve environmental and social outcomes consistent with the Environmental and Social Standards (ESSs). ... See More +

Correspondence 136579 JAN 09, 2020

Bumgarner,Kimberly Marie English, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese Disclosed

Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 3 Resource Efficiency and Pollution Prevention and Management - Chinese (Chinese)

ESS3 recognizes that economic activity and urbanization often generate pollution to air, water, and land, and consume finite resources that may threaten people, ecosystem services and the environment at the local, regional, and global levels. ... See More +

Correspondence 136581 JAN 09, 2020

Bumgarner,Kimberly Marie English, Russian, French, Arabic, Spanish Disclosed

Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 2 Labor and Working Conditions - Chinese (Chinese)

ESS2 recognizes the importance of employment creation and income generation in the pursuit of poverty reduction and inclusive economic growth. Borrowers can promote sound worker management relationships and enhance the development benefits of a project by treating workers in the project fairly and providing safe and healthy working conditions. ... See More +

Correspondence 136580 JAN 09, 2020

Bumgarner,Kimberly Marie English, Arabic, French, Russian, Spanish Disclosed

Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 1 Assessment and Management of Environmental and Social Risks and Impacts - Chinese (Chinese)

ESS1 sets out the Borrower’s responsibilities for assessing, managing and monitoring environmental and social risks and impacts associated with each stage of a project supported by the Bank through Investment Project Financing, in order to achieve environmental and social outcomes consistent with the Environmental and Social Standards (ESSs). ... See More +

Correspondence 136579 JAN 09, 2020

Bumgarner,Kimberly Marie English, Arabic, Russian, French, Spanish Disclosed

Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 3 Resource Efficiency and Pollution Prevention and Management - Spanish (Spanish)

ESS3 recognizes that economic activity and urbanization often generate pollution to air, water, and land, and consume finite resources that may threaten people, ecosystem services and the environment at the local, regional, and global levels. ... See More +

Correspondence 136581 JAN 09, 2020

Bumgarner,Kimberly Marie English, Russian, French, Arabic, Chinese Disclosed

Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 4 Community Health and Safety - Spanish (Spanish)

ESS4 recognizes that project activities, equipment, and infrastructure can increase community exposure to risks and impacts. In addition, communities that are already subjected to impacts from climate change may also experience an acceleration or intensification of impacts due to project activities. ... See More +

Correspondence 136582 JAN 09, 2020

English, Arabic, French, Russian, Chinese Disclosed

Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 2 Labor and Working Conditions - Spanish (Spanish)

ESS2 recognizes the importance of employment creation and income generation in the pursuit of poverty reduction and inclusive economic growth. Borrowers can promote sound worker management relationships and enhance the development benefits of a project by treating workers in the project fairly and providing safe and healthy working conditions. ... See More +

Correspondence 136580 JAN 09, 2020

Bumgarner,Kimberly Marie English, Arabic, French, Russian, Chinese Disclosed

Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 5 Land Acquisition Restrictions on Land Use and Involuntary Resettlement - Spanish (Spanish)

ESS5 recognizes that project-related land acquisition and restrictions on land use can have adverse impacts on communities and persons. Project-related land acquisition or restrictions on land use may cause physical displacement (relocation, loss of residential land or loss of shelter), economic displacement (loss of land, assets or access to assets, leading to loss of income sources or other means of livelihood), or both. ... See More +

Correspondence 136583 JAN 09, 2020

English, Russian, French, Arabic, Chinese Disclosed

Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 4 Community Health and Safety - Chinese (Chinese)

ESS4 recognizes that project activities, equipment, and infrastructure can increase community exposure to risks and impacts. In addition, communities that are already subjected to impacts from climate change may also experience an acceleration or intensification of impacts due to project activities. ... See More +

Correspondence 136582 JAN 09, 2020

English, Arabic, French, Russian, Spanish Disclosed

Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 5 Land Acquisition Restrictions on Land Use and Involuntary Resettlement - Chinese (Chinese)

ESS5 recognizes that project-related land acquisition and restrictions on land use can have adverse impacts on communities and persons. Project-related land acquisition or restrictions on land use may cause physical displacement (relocation, loss of residential land or loss of shelter), economic displacement (loss of land, assets or access to assets, leading to loss of income sources or other means of livelihood), or both. ... See More +

Correspondence 136583 JAN 09, 2020

English, Russian, French, Arabic, Spanish Disclosed

Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 4 Community Health and Safety - Russian (Russian)

ESS4 recognizes that project activities, equipment, and infrastructure can increase community exposure to risks and impacts. In addition, communities that are already subjected to impacts from climate change may also experience an acceleration or intensification of impacts due to project activities. ... See More +

Correspondence 136582 JAN 09, 2020

English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish Disclosed

Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 5 Land Acquisition Restrictions on Land Use and Involuntary Resettlement - Russian (Russian)

ESS5 recognizes that project-related land acquisition and restrictions on land use can have adverse impacts on communities and persons. Project-related land acquisition or restrictions on land use may cause physical displacement (relocation, loss of residential land or loss of shelter), economic displacement (loss of land, assets or access to assets, leading to loss of income sources or other means of livelihood), or both. ... See More +

Correspondence 136583 JAN 09, 2020

English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish Disclosed

Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 2 Labor and Working Conditions - Russian (Russian)

ESS2 recognizes the importance of employment creation and income generation in the pursuit of poverty reduction and inclusive economic growth. Borrowers can promote sound worker management relationships and enhance the development benefits of a project by treating workers in the project fairly and providing safe and healthy working conditions. ... See More +

Correspondence 136580 JAN 09, 2020

Bumgarner,Kimberly Marie English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish Disclosed

Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 3 Resource Efficiency and Pollution Prevention and Management - Russian (Russian)

ESS3 recognizes that economic activity and urbanization often generate pollution to air, water, and land, and consume finite resources that may threaten people, ecosystem services and the environment at the local, regional, and global levels. ... See More +

Correspondence 136581 JAN 09, 2020

Bumgarner,Kimberly Marie English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish Disclosed

Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 8 Cultural Heritage - Spanish (Spanish)

ESS 8 recognizes that cultural heritage provides continuity in tangible and intangible forms between the past, present and future. People identify with cultural heritage as a reflection and expression of their constantly evolving values, beliefs, knowledge and traditions. ... See More +

Correspondence 136586 JAN 09, 2020

Bumgarner,Kimberly Marie English, French, Russian, Arabic, Chinese Disclosed

Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 10 Stakeholder Engagement and Information Disclosure - Spanish (Spanish)

This ESS recognizes the importance of open and transparent engagement between the Borrower and project stakeholders as an essential element of good international practice. ... See More +

Correspondence 136588 JAN 09, 2020

English, Russian, Arabic, French, Chinese Disclosed

Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 9 Financial Intermediaries - Spanish (Spanish)

ESS9 recognizes that strong domestic capital and financial markets and access to finance are important for economic development, growth and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Correspondence 136587 JAN 09, 2020

Bumgarner,Kimberly Marie English, Russian, French, Arabic, Chinese Disclosed

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Heterogeneous Effects of the de jure and de facto Business Environment : Findings from Multiple Data Sets on the Business Environment (English)
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JAN 21, 2020 WPS9115 Policy Research Working Paper
Conceptual Aspects of Global Value Chains (English)
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JAN 21, 2020 WPS9114 Policy Research Working Paper
Macro-Financial Aspects of Climate Change (English)
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JAN 14, 2020 WPS9109 Policy Research Working Paper
Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 1 Assessment and Management of Environmental and Social Risks and Impacts - Spanish (Spanish)
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JAN 09, 2020 136579 Correspondence English, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese
Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 3 Resource Efficiency and Pollution Prevention and Management - Chinese (Chinese)
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JAN 09, 2020 136581 Correspondence English, Russian, French, Arabic, Spanish
Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 2 Labor and Working Conditions - Chinese (Chinese)
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JAN 09, 2020 136580 Correspondence English, Arabic, French, Russian, Spanish
Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 1 Assessment and Management of Environmental and Social Risks and Impacts - Chinese (Chinese)
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JAN 09, 2020 136579 Correspondence English, Arabic, Russian, French, Spanish
Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 3 Resource Efficiency and Pollution Prevention and Management - Spanish (Spanish)
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JAN 09, 2020 136581 Correspondence English, Russian, French, Arabic, Chinese
Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 4 Community Health and Safety - Spanish (Spanish)
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JAN 09, 2020 136582 Correspondence English, Arabic, French, Russian, Chinese
Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 2 Labor and Working Conditions - Spanish (Spanish)
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JAN 09, 2020 136580 Correspondence English, Arabic, French, Russian, Chinese
Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 5 Land Acquisition Restrictions on Land Use and Involuntary Resettlement - Spanish (Spanish)
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JAN 09, 2020 136583 Correspondence English, Russian, French, Arabic, Chinese
Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 4 Community Health and Safety - Chinese (Chinese)
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JAN 09, 2020 136582 Correspondence English, Arabic, French, Russian, Spanish
Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 5 Land Acquisition Restrictions on Land Use and Involuntary Resettlement - Chinese (Chinese)
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JAN 09, 2020 136583 Correspondence English, Russian, French, Arabic, Spanish
Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 4 Community Health and Safety - Russian (Russian)
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JAN 09, 2020 136582 Correspondence English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish
Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 5 Land Acquisition Restrictions on Land Use and Involuntary Resettlement - Russian (Russian)
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JAN 09, 2020 136583 Correspondence English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish
Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 2 Labor and Working Conditions - Russian (Russian)
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JAN 09, 2020 136580 Correspondence English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish
Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 3 Resource Efficiency and Pollution Prevention and Management - Russian (Russian)
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JAN 09, 2020 136581 Correspondence English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish
Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 8 Cultural Heritage - Spanish (Spanish)
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JAN 09, 2020 136586 Correspondence English, French, Russian, Arabic, Chinese
Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 10 Stakeholder Engagement and Information Disclosure - Spanish (Spanish)
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JAN 09, 2020 136588 Correspondence English, Russian, Arabic, French, Chinese
Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 9 Financial Intermediaries - Spanish (Spanish)
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JAN 09, 2020 136587 Correspondence English, Russian, French, Arabic, Chinese