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Predicting conflict (English)

This paper studies the performance of alternative prediction models for conflict. The analysis contrasts the performance of conventional approaches based on predicted probabilities generated by binary response regressions and random forests with two unconventional classification algorithms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8075 MAY 26, 2017

Celiku,Bledi; Kraay,Aart C. Disclosed

Is consanguinity an impediment to improving human development outcomes ? (English)

This paper uses unique data collected in rural Pakistan to assess the extent to which consanguinity, which is widespread in North Africa, Central and West Asia, and most parts of South Asia, is linked to child cognitive ability and nutritional status. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8074 MAY 24, 2017

Mete,Cem; Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Giles,John T.; Alderman,Harold H. Disclosed

Societal poverty : a relative and relevant measure (English)

Poverty lines are typically higher in richer countries, and lower in poorer ones, reflecting the relative nature of national assessments of who is considered poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8073 MAY 23, 2017

Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Prydz,Espen Beer Disclosed

Requested disclosure of board records : Access to Information consultation memorandum 2017-3 (case number AI4473) (English)

Board Report 115305 MAY 23, 2017

Disclosed

Fuel efficiency versus fuel substitution in the transport sector : an econometric analysis (English)

The transport sector offers limited options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as compared with other sectors, such as power generation and industrial sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8070 MAY 22, 2017

Hochman,Gal; Timilsina,Govinda R. Disclosed

Research digest newsletter Vol. 11 (No. 3) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: Are Active Labor Market Programs Effective in Developing Countries?; Are Automation and Trade Polarizing Developing Country Labor Markets, Too? ... See More +

Newsletter 115200 MAY 22, 2017

Disclosed

The rise of the middle class and economic growth in ASEAN (English)

This paper presents estimates of the relationship between the share of income accruing to the middle class and gross domestic product per capita of economies from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8068 MAY 18, 2017

Brueckner,Markus; Dabla-Norris,Era; Gradstein,Mark; Lederman,Daniel Disclosed

Civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) for monitoring the Sustainable development goals (SDGS) (English)

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) defines civil registration as the continuous, permanent, compulsory and universal recording of the occurrence and characteristics of vital events pertaining to the population, as provided through decree or regulation in accordance with the legal requirements in each country. ... See More +

Working Paper 115150 MAY 18, 2017

Mills,Samuel Lantei; Abouzahr,Carla; Kim,Jane Hak; M. Rassekh,Bahie; Sarpong,Deborah Disclosed

Toward more efficient and effective public social spending in Central America (English)

Central America has come a long way both in terms of economic and political stability. Increasingly the region is focusing on implementing productivity-enhancing reforms as well as supporting reductions in poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Publication 115209 MAY 18, 2017

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Gindling,Thomas; Pena,Christine Lao Disclosed

Why do some oil-rich countries perform better than others ? (English)

Progress in child mortality reduction and education attainment varies widely among oil-rich countries. This paper investigates the causes of this variation using an empirical model that departs from the available literature in allowing for explicit measurement of the impact of initial levels of child mortality and education attainment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8066 MAY 17, 2017

Iqbal,Farrukh; Kiendrebeogo,Youssouf Disclosed

Human Resources Committee (HRC) : minutes of meeting held on May 17, 2017 (English)

Minutes 115206 MAY 17, 2017

Disclosed

goods : experimental evidence from platinum credit cards (English)

This paper provides novel evidence on status goods, using a series of field experiments with an Indonesian bank that markets platinum credit cards to high-income customers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8064 MAY 16, 2017

Bursztyn,Leonardo A.; Ferman,Bruno; Fiorin,Stefano; Kanz,Martin; Rao,Gautam Disclosed

The entry of randomized assignment into the social sciences (English)

Although the concept of randomized assignment to control for extraneous factors reaches back hundreds of years, the first empirical use appears to have been in an 1835 trial of homeopathic medicine. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8062 MAY 16, 2017

Jamison,Julian C Disclosed

Compensation, diversity and inclusion at the World Bank Group (English)

This paper examines salary gaps by gender and nationality at the World Bank Group between 1987 and 2015 using a unique panel of all employees over this period. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8058 MAY 12, 2017

Das,Jishnu; Joubert,Clement Jean Edouard; Tordoir,Sander Florian Disclosed

Industrial policy, information, and government capacity (English)

Governments are resource and bandwidth constrained, and hence need to prioritize productivity-enhancing policies. To do so requires information on the nature and magnitude of market failures on the one hand, and government’s capacity to redress them successfully on the other. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8056 MAY 11, 2017

Maloney,William F.; Nayyar,Gaurav Disclosed

Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility Proposed Financing from IDA : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 115026 MAY 11, 2017

Disclosed

The last mile to quality service delivery in Jordan (English)

A growing body of research suggests that the quantity and quality of structural inputs of education and healthcare services such as infrastructure, classroom and medical supplies, and even teacher and medical training are largely irrelevant if teachers and healthcare providers do not exert the requisite effort totranslate these inputs into effective teaching and medical service. ... See More +

Publication 114997 MAY 11, 2017

Rabie,Tamer Samah; Nikaein Towfighian,Samira; Clark,Cari Jo; Cammett,Melani Disclosed

Structural change, fundamentals, and growth : a framework and case studies (English)

The volume consists of an overview and seven country studies, written by leading scholars from both developed and developing countries. The overview lays out a unifying framework for thinking about economic growth as a combination of two challenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 115274 MAY 11, 2017

Mcmillan,Margaret S.; Rodrick,Dani; Sepulveda,Claudia Paz Disclosed

Do countries learn from experience in infrastructure PPP ? PPP practice and contract cancellation (English)

Learning from experience to improve future infrastructure public-private partnerships is a focal issue for policy makers, financiers, implementers, and private sector stakeholders. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8054 MAY 09, 2017

Marcelo Gordillo,Darwin; House,Ruth Schuyler; Mandri-Perrott,Xavier Cledan; Schwartz,Jordan Z. Disclosed

Maximizing potential benefits of FDI for competitiveness and sustainable development : World Bank Group report on investment policy and promotion diagnostics and tools (English)

This Investment Policy and Promotion Report has been prepared by the Investment Policy and Promotion team of the World Bank Group’s Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice. ... See More +

Working Paper 114863 MAY 09, 2017

Qiang,Zhenwei Christine; Echandi,Roberto; Kusek,Peter Disclosed

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Predicting conflict (English)
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MAY 26, 2017 WPS8075 Policy Research Working Paper
Is consanguinity an impediment to improving human development outcomes ? (English)
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MAY 24, 2017 WPS8074 Policy Research Working Paper
Societal poverty : a relative and relevant measure (English)
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MAY 23, 2017 WPS8073 Policy Research Working Paper
Requested disclosure of board records : Access to Information consultation memorandum 2017-3 (case number AI4473) (English)
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MAY 23, 2017 115305 Board Report
Fuel efficiency versus fuel substitution in the transport sector : an econometric analysis (English)
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MAY 22, 2017 WPS8070 Policy Research Working Paper
Research digest newsletter Vol. 11 (No. 3) (English)
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MAY 22, 2017 115200 Newsletter
The rise of the middle class and economic growth in ASEAN (English)
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MAY 18, 2017 WPS8068 Policy Research Working Paper
Civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) for monitoring the Sustainable development goals (SDGS) (English)
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MAY 18, 2017 115150 Working Paper
Toward more efficient and effective public social spending in Central America (English)
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MAY 18, 2017 115209 Publication
Why do some oil-rich countries perform better than others ? (English)
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MAY 17, 2017 WPS8066 Policy Research Working Paper
Human Resources Committee (HRC) : minutes of meeting held on May 17, 2017 (English)
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MAY 17, 2017 115206 Minutes
goods : experimental evidence from platinum credit cards (English)
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MAY 16, 2017 WPS8064 Policy Research Working Paper
The entry of randomized assignment into the social sciences (English)
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MAY 16, 2017 WPS8062 Policy Research Working Paper
Compensation, diversity and inclusion at the World Bank Group (English)
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MAY 12, 2017 WPS8058 Policy Research Working Paper
Industrial policy, information, and government capacity (English)
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MAY 11, 2017 WPS8056 Policy Research Working Paper
Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility Proposed Financing from IDA : chair summary (English)
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MAY 11, 2017 115026 Board Summary
The last mile to quality service delivery in Jordan (English)
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MAY 11, 2017 114997 Publication
Structural change, fundamentals, and growth : a framework and case studies (English)
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MAY 11, 2017 115274 Working Paper
Do countries learn from experience in infrastructure PPP ? PPP practice and contract cancellation (English)
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MAY 09, 2017 WPS8054 Policy Research Working Paper
Maximizing potential benefits of FDI for competitiveness and sustainable development : World Bank Group report on investment policy and promotion diagnostics and tools (English)
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MAY 09, 2017 114863 Working Paper