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Public access to information for development : a guide to effective implementation of right to information laws (English)

With more than 100 right to information (RTI) laws also called freedom of information or access to information laws now in place globally, the groundwork has been laid to advance more transparent, accountable, and inclusive governance as a pathway to poverty reduction and economic development. ... See More +

Publication 106580 JUN 29, 2016

Lemieux,Victoria Louise; Trapnell, Stephanie E. Disclosed

Forest action plan FY16-20 (English)

The World Bank Group (WBG) Forest Action Plan FY16-20 aims to integrate the sustainable management of forests more fully into development decisions and define priorities for WBG interventions in the next five years. ... See More +

Working Paper 106467 JUN 25, 2016

Megevand,Carole; Kutter,Andrea; Ivers,Laura A.; Martinant De Preneuf,Flore; Dieterle,Gerhard; Besekei Sutton,Dinara; Sposato,Leopoldo; Constantine,Mark A.; Gibson, David; Crowther,Jillian Rachel Disclosed

Sustainability of public-private dialogue initiatives : practical note to ensure the sustainability of dialogue partnerships (English)

This Practical Note is part of a series of five how-to-guides that captures the evolution of Public-Private Dialogues (PPD) and the challenges faced by practitioners since the first PPD handbook was published in 2006. ... See More +

Working Paper 106503 JUN 24, 2016

Herzberg,Benjamin; Sisombat,Si-Ambhaivan Disclosed

Estimation of climate change damage functions for 140 regions in the GTAP9 database (English)

Climate change damage (or, more correctly, impact) functions relate variations in temperature (or other climate variables) to economic impacts in various dimensions, and are at the basis of quantitative modeling exercises for the assessment of climate change policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7728 JUN 23, 2016

Roson,Roberto; Sartori,Martina Disclosed

Knowledge exchange on rural community-driven development in fragile and conflict-affected countries (English)

In partnership with the KDI (Korea Development Institute) School of Public Policy and Managementandthe Government of Korea’s Ministry of Strategy and Finance, the World Bank hosted the Knowledge Exchange on Rural Community-Driven Development in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 106586 JUN 23, 2016

Disclosed

Leveraging social protection programs for improved nutrition : summary of evidence prepared for the global forum on nutrition-sensitive social protection programs, 2015 (English)

The global forum on nutrition-sensitive social protection programs, convened by securenutrition and the Russian Federation, brought together 150 donors, implementers, and country leaders to identify practical ways to link the nutrition and social protection agendas. ... See More +

Working Paper 106265 JUN 22, 2016

Alderman,Harold H. Disclosed

What difference does good monitoring & evaluation make to World Bank project performance ? (English)

For more than 20 years, the development community has claimed that monitoring and evaluation helps projects achieve their objectives. This study uses data from 1,300 World Bank projects evaluated between 2008 and 2014 to investigate this suggested link between the quality of monitoring and evaluation and project performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7726 JUN 22, 2016

Disclosed

Challenges of fiscal policy in emerging and developing economies (English)

This paper presents a systematic analysis of the availability and use of fiscal space in emerging and developing economies. These economies built fiscal space in the run-up to the Great Recession of 2008-09, which was then used for stimulus. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7725 JUN 22, 2016

Huidrom,Raju; Kose,Ayhan; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte Disclosed

Do fiscal multipliers depend on fiscal positions ? (English)

This paper analyzes the relationship between fiscal multipliers and fiscal positions of governments using an Interactive Panel Vector Auto Regression model and a large data-set of advanced and developing economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7734 JUN 22, 2016

Huidrom,Raju; Kose,Ayhan; Lim,Jamus Jerome; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte Disclosed

Financial systems, growth, and volatility : searching for the perfect fit (English)

This paper builds on recent research examining the impact of finance on growth, looking at the effect of the financial system on volatility in gross domestic product per capita and consumption per capita growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7723 JUN 21, 2016

Islam,Roumeen Disclosed

The Nexus of financial inclusion and financial stability : a study of trade-offs and synergies (English)

Policy makers and regulators have devoted much effort to reforms aimed at improving financial stability in response to lessons from the 2007-09 crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7722 JUN 21, 2016

Cihak,Martin; Mare,Davide Salvatore; Melecky,Martin Disclosed

Evaluating sovereign disaster risk finance strategies : a framework (English)

This paper proposes a framework for ex ante evaluation of sovereign disaster risk finance instruments available to governments for funding disaster losses. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7721 JUN 21, 2016

Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Mahul,Olivier; Poulter,Richard Andrew; Teh,Tse-Ling Disclosed

Solving commitment problems in disaster risk finance (English)

Those at risk from natural disasters are typically under-protected, possibly because they expect benefactors such as governments and donors to come to their aid. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7720 JUN 21, 2016

Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Wren-Lewis,Liam Disclosed

Financing the reconstruction of public capital after a natural disaster (English)

When a natural disaster destroys public capital, these direct losses are exacerbated by indirect losses arising from reduced output while reconstruction takes place. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7718 JUN 21, 2016

Bevan,David L.; Adam,Christopher Disclosed

Social Inclusion in macro-level diagnostics : reflecting on the World Bank Group's early systematic country diagnostics (English)

The idea of social inclusion has garnered considerable attention, especially in the context of two recent developments: the Sustainable Development Goals and the heightened attention to inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7713 JUN 20, 2016

Das,Maitreyi Disclosed

Inflation targeting and exchange rate volatility in emerging markets (English)

The paper investigates the relevance of the exchange rate on the reaction function of the central banks of 24 emerging market economies for the period 2000Q1 to 2015Q2. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7712 JUN 20, 2016

Cabral,Rene; Carneiro,Francisco Galrao; Mollick,Andre Varella Disclosed

Openness, specialization, and the external vulnerability of developing countries (English)

Deepening real and financial integration of developing countries into the world economy has prompted renewed interest in the contribution of external shocks to their macroeconomic fluctuations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7711 JUN 20, 2016

Barrot Araya,Luis Diego; Calderon,Cesar; Serven,Luis Disclosed

IFC Strategy & Business Outlook FY17-19 : responding to economic volatility (English)

Board Report 106493 JUN 20, 2016

Disclosed

Expediting trade : impact evaluation of an in-house clearance program (English)

Despite the importance of trade facilitation as an area of trade and development policy, there have been very few impact evaluations of specific trade facilitation reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7708 JUN 20, 2016

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Berg,Claudia N. Disclosed

Social capital, trust, and well-being in the evaluation of wealth (English)

This paper combines theory with data from different domains to provide an empirical analysis of the scale and variability of social capital as wealth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7707 JUN 20, 2016

Hamilton,Kirk E.; Helliwell,John F.; Woolcock,Michael Disclosed

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Public access to information for development : a guide to effective implementation of right to information laws (English)
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JUN 29, 2016 106580 Publication
Forest action plan FY16-20 (English)
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JUN 25, 2016 106467 Working Paper
Sustainability of public-private dialogue initiatives : practical note to ensure the sustainability of dialogue partnerships (English)
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JUN 24, 2016 106503 Working Paper
Estimation of climate change damage functions for 140 regions in the GTAP9 database (English)
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JUN 23, 2016 WPS7728 Policy Research Working Paper
Knowledge exchange on rural community-driven development in fragile and conflict-affected countries (English)
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JUN 23, 2016 106586 Working Paper
Leveraging social protection programs for improved nutrition : summary of evidence prepared for the global forum on nutrition-sensitive social protection programs, 2015 (English)
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JUN 22, 2016 106265 Working Paper
What difference does good monitoring & evaluation make to World Bank project performance ? (English)
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JUN 22, 2016 WPS7726 Policy Research Working Paper
Challenges of fiscal policy in emerging and developing economies (English)
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JUN 22, 2016 WPS7725 Policy Research Working Paper
Do fiscal multipliers depend on fiscal positions ? (English)
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JUN 22, 2016 WPS7734 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial systems, growth, and volatility : searching for the perfect fit (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7723 Policy Research Working Paper
The Nexus of financial inclusion and financial stability : a study of trade-offs and synergies (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7722 Policy Research Working Paper
Evaluating sovereign disaster risk finance strategies : a framework (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7721 Policy Research Working Paper
Solving commitment problems in disaster risk finance (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7720 Policy Research Working Paper
Financing the reconstruction of public capital after a natural disaster (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7718 Policy Research Working Paper
Social Inclusion in macro-level diagnostics : reflecting on the World Bank Group's early systematic country diagnostics (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7713 Policy Research Working Paper
Inflation targeting and exchange rate volatility in emerging markets (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7712 Policy Research Working Paper
Openness, specialization, and the external vulnerability of developing countries (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7711 Policy Research Working Paper
IFC Strategy & Business Outlook FY17-19 : responding to economic volatility (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 106493 Board Report
Expediting trade : impact evaluation of an in-house clearance program (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7708 Policy Research Working Paper
Social capital, trust, and well-being in the evaluation of wealth (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7707 Policy Research Working Paper