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When the money runs out : do cash transfers have sustained effects on human capital accumulation ? (English)

This study examines the medium-term effects of a two-year cash transfer program targeted to adolescent girls and young women. Significant declines in HIV prevalence, teen pregnancy, and early marriage among recipients of unconditional cash transfers (UCTs) during the program evaporated quickly two years after the cessation of transfers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7901 DEC 01, 2016

Baird,Sarah Jane; Mcintosh,Craig; Ozler,Berk Disclosed

The role of exchange rate and non-exchange rate related factors in polish firms' export performance (English)

This paper analyzes the export performance of Polish manufacturing firms. It focuses on the extensive and intensive margins of exports, on the decision to enter export markets and the intensity of exports, given participation, examining price and non-price determinants of export performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7899 NOV 29, 2016

Albinowski,Maciej; Hagemejer,Jan; Lovo,Stefania; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Food prices and poverty (English)

Do higher food prices help or hinder poverty reduction? Despite much debate, existing research has almost solely relied on simulation models to address this question. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7898 NOV 28, 2016

Headey,Derek D. Disclosed

World - International Road Assessment Program for Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety : P156251 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR25699 NOV 28, 2016

Bose,Dipan Disclosed

Unbreakable : building the resilience of the poor in the face of natural disasters (English)

Economic losses from natural disasters totaled 92 billion dollars in 2015. Such statements, all too commonplace, assess the severity of disasters by no other measure than the damage inflicted on buildings, infrastructure, and agricultural production. ... See More +

Publication 110618 NOV 24, 2016

Hallegatte,Stephane; Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille; Bangalore,Mook; Rozenberg,Julie Disclosed

Pro-growth equity : a policy framework for the twin goals (English)

Growth is an important channel for poverty reduction. Policies to make growth more "inclusive" have permeated the development debate and "pro-poor growth" has been the subject of a wide range of papers in the literature, including issues related to measurement, modeling, and policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7897 NOV 23, 2016

Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos Disclosed

Secondary towns and poverty reduction : refocusing the urbanization agenda (English)

This review is framed around the exploration of a central hypothesis: A shift in public investment toward secondary towns from big cities will improve poverty reduction performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7895 NOV 23, 2016

Christiaensen,Luc; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

Demographic change and development : looking at challenges and opportunities through a new typology (English)

Demographic change can be a positive contributor to development at any stage of demographic transition. This paper revisits the literature on the determinants and economic impacts of demographic change, and presents a new global typology that classifies countries into four categories based on demographic characteristics and future development potential. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7893 NOV 21, 2016

Ahmed, S. Amer; Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Quillin,Bryce Ramsey; Schellekens,Philip Disclosed

IDA18 Third Replenishment Meeting : co-chairs summary (English)

Board Summary 110400 NOV 21, 2016

Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletters are as follows: taking stock; weekly insight: why are some policy interest rates negative? ... See More +

Newsletter 110511 NOV 18, 2016

Disclosed

World Bank Group board's calendar (English)

This Board report acknowledges a World Bank Group Boards calendar for November to December 2016, and January 2017.

Board Report 110426 NOV 18, 2016

Disclosed

Grow, invest, insure : a game plan to end extreme poverty by 2030 (English)

As global extreme poverty has fallen -- by one measure, from close to 2 billion people in 1990 to about 700 million today -- the world has learned about antipoverty strategies that work. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7892 NOV 15, 2016

Gill,Indermit S.; Revenga,Ana L.; Zeballos,Christian Disclosed

Model and methods for estimating the number of people living in extreme poverty because of the direct impacts of natural disasters (English)

Natural disasters have an impact on poverty through many different channels -- economic growth, health, schooling, behaviors -- that are difficult to quantify. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7887 NOV 14, 2016

Rozenberg,Julie; Hallegatte,Stephane Disclosed

Socioeconomic resilience : multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries (English)

This paper presents a model to assess the socioeconomic resilience to natural disasters of an economy, defined as its capacity to mitigate the impact of disaster-related asset losses on welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7886 NOV 14, 2016

Hallegatte,Stephane; Bangalore,Mook; Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille Disclosed

Are losses from natural disasters more than just asset losses ? the role of capital aggregation, sector interactions, and investment behaviors (English)

The welfare impact of a natural disaster depends on its effect on consumption, not only on the direct asset losses and human losses that are usually estimated and reported after disasters. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7885 NOV 14, 2016

Hallegatte,Stephane; Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille Disclosed

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors resolution ; no. 101 : Increase in Overall Limit on Guarantee Capacity (English)

On November 11, 2016, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors adopted resolution number one hundred and one. It was resolved that, Pursuant to Article 22(a) of the Convention, the Council of Governors authorize an increase in the maximum aggregate amount of contingent liabilities that may be assumed by the Agency from 350 percent to 500 percent of the amount of the Agency's unimpaired subscribed capital and its reserves plus such portion of its reinsurance cover, if any, as the Board may determine, such increase to be effective immediately. ... See More +

Board Report 110300 NOV 11, 2016

Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletters are as follows: taking stock; weekly insight: market forces and OPEC’s ability to control prices; major data releases; activity and inflation; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 110510 NOV 11, 2016

Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletters are as follows: taking stock; weekly insight: OPEC’s new production cut plan in historical context; major data releases; activity and inflation; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 110509 NOV 04, 2016

Disclosed

SUBSIM: A user guide (English)

SUBSIM is an automated subsidies simulation model designed to carry out rapid distributional analysis of consumers’ subsidies and simulations of subsidies reforms. ... See More +

Manual 109803 NOV 03, 2016

Verme,Paolo; Araar,Abdelkrim Disclosed

Are there skills payoffs in low- and middle-income countries ? empirical evidence using STEP data (English)

Most research on the economic payoffs of skills has used individuals' level of schooling attained -- typically years or level of education or training received—as a key proxy for skills. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7879 NOV 03, 2016

Valerio,Alexandria; Sanchez Puerta,Maria Laura; Tognatta,Namrata Raman; Monroy Taborda,Sebastian Disclosed

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When the money runs out : do cash transfers have sustained effects on human capital accumulation ? (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 WPS7901 Policy Research Working Paper
The role of exchange rate and non-exchange rate related factors in polish firms' export performance (English)
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NOV 29, 2016 WPS7899 Policy Research Working Paper
Food prices and poverty (English)
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NOV 28, 2016 WPS7898 Policy Research Working Paper
World - International Road Assessment Program for Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety : P156251 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)
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NOV 28, 2016 ISR25699 Implementation Status and Results Report
Unbreakable : building the resilience of the poor in the face of natural disasters (English)
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NOV 24, 2016 110618 Publication
Pro-growth equity : a policy framework for the twin goals (English)
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NOV 23, 2016 WPS7897 Policy Research Working Paper
Secondary towns and poverty reduction : refocusing the urbanization agenda (English)
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NOV 23, 2016 WPS7895 Policy Research Working Paper
Demographic change and development : looking at challenges and opportunities through a new typology (English)
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NOV 21, 2016 WPS7893 Policy Research Working Paper
IDA18 Third Replenishment Meeting : co-chairs summary (English)
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NOV 21, 2016 110400 Board Summary
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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NOV 18, 2016 110511 Newsletter
World Bank Group board's calendar (English)
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NOV 18, 2016 110426 Board Report
Grow, invest, insure : a game plan to end extreme poverty by 2030 (English)
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NOV 15, 2016 WPS7892 Policy Research Working Paper
Model and methods for estimating the number of people living in extreme poverty because of the direct impacts of natural disasters (English)
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NOV 14, 2016 WPS7887 Policy Research Working Paper
Socioeconomic resilience : multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries (English)
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NOV 14, 2016 WPS7886 Policy Research Working Paper
Are losses from natural disasters more than just asset losses ? the role of capital aggregation, sector interactions, and investment behaviors (English)
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NOV 14, 2016 WPS7885 Policy Research Working Paper
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors resolution ; no. 101 : Increase in Overall Limit on Guarantee Capacity (English)
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NOV 11, 2016 110300 Board Report
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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NOV 11, 2016 110510 Newsletter
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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NOV 04, 2016 110509 Newsletter
SUBSIM: A user guide (English)
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NOV 03, 2016 109803 Manual
Are there skills payoffs in low- and middle-income countries ? empirical evidence using STEP data (English)
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NOV 03, 2016 WPS7879 Policy Research Working Paper