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If it pays, it stays: can agribusiness internalize the benefits of malaria control ? (English)

Might a malaria control intervention entail agricultural effects that allow a commercial agribusiness to offset its costs? The randomized allocation of 39,936 insecticide-treated mosquito nets among 81,597 smallholder cotton farming households in 1,507 clusters helps evaluate this in the context of Zambia's cotton outgrowing industry. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7762 JUL 25, 2016

Sedlmayr,Richard Disclosed

If politics is the problem, how can external actors be part of the solution ? (English)

Despite a large body of research and evidence on the policies and institutions needed to generate growth and reduce poverty, many governments fail to adopt these policies or establish the institutions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7761 JUL 25, 2016

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Khemani,Stuti Disclosed

World - Extractive Industries Transparancy Initiative Validation and Data Support : P155263 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR24456 JUL 25, 2016

Mikhaylova,Ekaterina

Assessing implementation of the principles for public credit guarantees for SMEs : a global survey (English)

This paper presents evidence on implementation of the World Bank Group and Financial Sector Reform and Strengthening Initiative "Principles for Public Credit Guarantee Schemes for Small and Medium Enterprises". ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7753 JUL 20, 2016

Calice,Pietro Disclosed

Review and update of the World Bank's safeguard policies : environmental and social framework (English)

The World Bank Group’s overarching goals are to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in a sustainable manner in all partner countries. ... See More +

Board Report 107175 JUL 20, 2016

Disclosed

Effects of multilateral support on infrastructure PPP contract cancellation (English)

This paper examines the relationship between multilateral support and contract cancellation in long-term infrastructure public-private partnerships. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7751 JUL 19, 2016

Marcelo Gordillo,Darwin; House,Ruth Schuyler Disclosed

On minimizing the risk of bias in randomized controlled trials in economics (English)

Estimation of empirical relationships is prone to bias. Economists have carefully studied sources of bias in structural and quasi-experimental approaches, but the randomized control trial (RCT) has only begun to receive such scrutiny. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7746 JUL 18, 2016

Eble,Alex; Boone,Peter; Elbourne,Diana Disclosed

How to measure whether index insurance provides reliable protection (English)

Agricultural index insurance offers the promise of an affordable and sustainable insurance product for farmers that can help reduce their vulnerability to aggregate agricultural shocks such as large-scale drought or flooding. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7744 JUL 18, 2016

Morsink,Karlijn; Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Mapfumo,Shadreck Disclosed

Dull disasters? : how planning ahead will make a difference (English)

In recent years, typhoons have struck the Philippines and Vanuatu; earthquakes have rocked Haiti, Pakistan, and Nepal; floods have swept through Pakistan and Mozambique; droughts have hit Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia; and more. ... See More +

Publication 106944 JUL 15, 2016

Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Dercon,Stefan Disclosed

Global economic prospects : divergences and risks (English)

Global growth prospects have deteriorated in 2016. Emerging market and developing economies are facing increased external headwinds, including softer growth in advanced economies. ... See More +

Publication 107216 JUL 14, 2016

Disclosed

Sierra Leone - Western Area Power Generation Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 107128 JUL 14, 2016

Disclosed

Technology strategies for low-carbon economic growth : a general equilibrium assessment (English)

This paper investigates the potential for developing countries to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions without slowing their expected economic growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7742 JUL 11, 2016

Sue Wing,Ian Newel James; Timilsina,Govinda R. Disclosed

Knowledge-based country programs : an evaluation of World Bank Group experience (English)

This evaluation assesses knowledge-based activities in nine country programs selected from 48 knowledge-intensive programs supported by the Bank Group. ... See More +

Publication 107156 JUL 11, 2016

Varoudakis,Aristomene; Fernández-Ansola, Juan José; Carrizosa,Mauricio; Macias Essedin,Victor Eduardo; Martinez,Albert Disclosed

World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)

This Board report acknowledges a World Bank Group Boards calendar for July 2016, August 2016 and September 2016.

Board Report 106748 JUL 05, 2016

Disclosed

Assessing and mapping renewable energy resources (English)

Understanding the location and potential of renewable energy resources is a crucial pre-requisite to their utilization, and to scaling up clean and secure sources of electricity generation such as biomass, small hydropower, solar, and wind. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 107219 JUL 01, 2016

Disclosed

Digital identity : towards shared principles for public and private sector cooperation (English)

The ability to prove one's identity is increasingly recognized as the basis for participation in social, political economic and cultural life. Yet at least a billion people in developing countries lack any form of officially recognized ID. ... See More +

Working Paper 107201 JUL 01, 2016

Disclosed

Smartening the grid in developing countries : emerging lessons from World Bank lending (English)

Since fiscal year 2010 the World Bank has supported 20 smart grid projects in 19 countries and all six Bank regions. Valued at 960 million dollars - a quarter of all Bank support for transmission and distribution during the period — the projects have focused on advanced metering, distribution automation, and supervisory control and data acquisition for energy and distribution management systems. ... See More +

Brief 107123 JUL 01, 2016

Nangia,Varun Ravi; Oguah,Samuel Kwesi Ewuah; Gaba,Kwawu Mensan Disclosed

Distribution automation : an opportunity to improve reliability and quality (English)

The control systems of today’s smart power-distribution grids have evolved significantly. Such systems improve system reliability by reducing the frequency and duration of outages. ... See More +

Brief 107122 JUL 01, 2016

Nangia,Varun Ravi; Oguah,Samuel Kwesi Ewuah; Gaba,Kwawu Mensan Disclosed

Managing the grids of the future in developing countries : recent World Bank support for SCADA/EMS and SCADA/DMS systems (English)

SCADA/EMS and SCADA/DMS systems ensure that power grids are efficient, resilient, and able to adapt to changes in generation, transmission, and distribution. ... See More +

Brief 107121 JUL 01, 2016

Nangia,Varun Ravi; Oguah,Samuel Kwesi Ewuah; Gaba,Kwawu Mensan Disclosed

Can utilities realize the benefits of advanced metering infrastructure? Lessons from the World Bank’s portfolio (English)

Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) provides significant benefits to utilities around the world. Although it is entering the mainstream, technical concerns, policy challenges, capacity, and will in the Bank’s client countries hinder wider adoption. ... See More +

Brief 107120 JUL 01, 2016

Nangia,Varun Ravi; Oguah,Samuel Kwesi Ewuah; Gaba,Kwawu Mensan Disclosed

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If it pays, it stays: can agribusiness internalize the benefits of malaria control ? (English)
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JUL 25, 2016 WPS7762 Policy Research Working Paper
If politics is the problem, how can external actors be part of the solution ? (English)
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JUL 25, 2016 WPS7761 Policy Research Working Paper
World - Extractive Industries Transparancy Initiative Validation and Data Support : P155263 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)
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JUL 25, 2016 ISR24456 Implementation Status and Results Report
Assessing implementation of the principles for public credit guarantees for SMEs : a global survey (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 WPS7753 Policy Research Working Paper
Review and update of the World Bank's safeguard policies : environmental and social framework (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 107175 Board Report
Effects of multilateral support on infrastructure PPP contract cancellation (English)
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JUL 19, 2016 WPS7751 Policy Research Working Paper
On minimizing the risk of bias in randomized controlled trials in economics (English)
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JUL 18, 2016 WPS7746 Policy Research Working Paper
How to measure whether index insurance provides reliable protection (English)
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JUL 18, 2016 WPS7744 Policy Research Working Paper
Dull disasters? : how planning ahead will make a difference (English)
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JUL 15, 2016 106944 Publication
Global economic prospects : divergences and risks (English)
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JUL 14, 2016 107216 Publication
Sierra Leone - Western Area Power Generation Project : chair summary (English)
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JUL 14, 2016 107128 Board Summary
Technology strategies for low-carbon economic growth : a general equilibrium assessment (English)
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JUL 11, 2016 WPS7742 Policy Research Working Paper
Knowledge-based country programs : an evaluation of World Bank Group experience (English)
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JUL 11, 2016 107156 Publication
World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)
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JUL 05, 2016 106748 Board Report
Assessing and mapping renewable energy resources (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 107219 ESMAP Paper
Digital identity : towards shared principles for public and private sector cooperation (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 107201 Working Paper
Smartening the grid in developing countries : emerging lessons from World Bank lending (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2016 107123 Brief
Distribution automation : an opportunity to improve reliability and quality (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2016 107122 Brief
Managing the grids of the future in developing countries : recent World Bank support for SCADA/EMS and SCADA/DMS systems (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2016 107121 Brief
Can utilities realize the benefits of advanced metering infrastructure? Lessons from the World Bank’s portfolio (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2016 107120 Brief