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A Comprehensive Assessment of Universal Health Coverage in One Hundred and Fifteen Countries and Territories : A Retrospective Observational Study (English)

The goal of universal health coverage (UHC) requires that everyone receive needed health services, and that families who get needed services do not suffer undue financial hardship. ... See More +

Report 137720 AUG 04, 2019

Wagstaff, Adam; Neelsen,Sven Disclosed

Lifelines : The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity (Vol. 2) (English)

Infrastructure—electricity, telecommunications, roads, water, and sanitation—are central to people’s lives. Without it, they cannot make a living, stay healthy, and maintain a good quality of life. ... See More +

Publication 138046 JUN 19, 2019

Hallegatte,Stephane; Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Rozenberg,Julie Disclosed

Lifelines : The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity : Overview (English)

Infrastructure—electricity, telecommunications, roads, water, and sanitation—are central to people’s lives. Without it, they cannot make a living, stay healthy, and maintain a good quality of life. ... See More +

Publication 138046 JUN 19, 2019

Hallegatte,Stephane; Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Rozenberg,Julie Disclosed

Lifelines : The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity (French)

Infrastructure—electricity, telecommunications, roads, water, and sanitation—are central to people’s lives. Without it, they cannot make a living, stay healthy, and maintain a good quality of life. ... See More +

Publication 138046 JUN 19, 2019

Hallegatte,Stéphane; Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Rozenberg,Julie English, Spanish Disclosed

Lifelines : The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity (Spanish)

Infrastructure—electricity, telecommunications, roads, water, and sanitation—are central to people’s lives. Without it, they cannot make a living, stay healthy, and maintain a good quality of life. ... See More +

Publication 138046 JUN 19, 2019

Hallegatte,Stéphane; Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Rozenberg,Julie English, French Disclosed

Nicaragua : Overview of Tobacco Use, Tobacco Control Legislation, and Taxation (English)

This country brief provides an overview of tobacco control legislation, use, and taxation in the country. This country brief provides an overview of tobacco control legislation, use, and taxation in the country. ... See More +

Working Paper 138078 JUN 19, 2019

Marquez,Patricio V.; Krasovsky, Konstantin; Andreeva,Tatiana Disclosed

Belt and Road Economics : Opportunities and Risks of Transport Corridors (English)

Report 137911 JUN 18, 2019

Ruta,Michele; Herrera Dappe,Matias; Lall,Somik V.; Zhang,Chunlin Disclosed

Rural Accessibility Mapping : Completion Report for the East Asia and Pacific Umbrella Facility for Gender Equality (English)

Traditionally, improvements to accessibility for rural women through World Bank transport programs have been measured by the change in the number of villagers who live within 2 km of an all-weather or paved road. ... See More +

Report AUS0000817 JUN 18, 2019

Antos,Sarah Elizabeth; Qu,Li; Fox,Charles James Edward; Krambeck,Holly Disclosed

Data for Road Incident Visualization, Evaluation, and Reporting : Lowing the Barriers to Evidence-Based Road Safety Management in Resource-Constrained Countries (English)

According to the WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015, road crashes claim more than 1.2 million lives each year, most of which are in low- and middle-income countries, costing governments approximately three percent of their annual GDP. ... See More +

Report AUS0000818 JUN 18, 2019

Disclosed

Infrastructure Disruptions : How Instability Breeds Household Vulnerability (English)

This review examines the literature on the welfare impacts of infrastructure disruptions. There is widespread evidence that households suffer from the consequences of a lack of infrastructure reliability, and that being connected to the grid is not sufficient to close the infrastructure gap. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8902 JUN 18, 2019

Obolensky,Marguerite Anne Beatrice; Erman,Alvina Elisabeth; Rozenberg,Julie; Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Avner,Paolo; Hallegatte,Stephane Disclosed

Does Rainfall Matter for Economic Growth ? Evidence from Global Sub-National Data (1990-2014 (English)

Much micro-econometric evidence suggests that precipitation has wide ranging impacts on vital economic indicators such as agricultural yields, human capital, and even conflict. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8888 JUN 17, 2019

Damania,Richard; Desbureaux,Sebastien Gael; Zaveri,Esha Dilip Disclosed

Official Documents- Supplemental Contribution to the Restated and Amended Administration Agreement with the Republic of Korea for TF071517 (English)

Agreement JUN 17, 2019

LEGKL Disclosed

Better Policies from Policy-Selective Aid ? (English)

This paper shows that the increased policy-selectivity of aid allocations observed in recent years provides recipient countries an incentive to improve policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8889 JUN 17, 2019

Annen,Kurt; Knack,Stephen Disclosed

Search for Yield in Large International Corporate Bonds : Investor Behavior and Firm Responses (English)

Emerging market corporations have significantly increased their borrowing in international markets since 2008. This paper shows that this increase was driven by large-denomination bond issuances, most of them with face value of US$500 million. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8890 JUN 17, 2019

Calomiris,Charles W.; Larrain,Mauricio; Schmukler,Sergio L.; Williams,Tomas Disclosed

Ecuador : Overview of Tobacco Use, Tobacco Control Legislation, and Taxation (English)

The country brief provides and overview of Tobacco Use, Tobacco Control Legislation, and Taxation in Ecuador. Ecuador has a strong tobacco control policy. ... See More +

Working Paper 137920 JUN 17, 2019

Marquez,Patricio V.; Krasovsky, Konstantin; Andreeva,Tatiana Disclosed

Serbia – Overview of Tobacco Use, Tobacco Control Legislation and Taxation (English)

Serbia has rather high prevalence of smoking. According to the National Health Surveys, the prevalence of daily smoking among men in 2013 was 33 percent which was lower than in 2000 (41 percent), while among women it was almost as high as in 2000 (26 percent). ... See More +

Working Paper 137996 JUN 17, 2019

Marquez,Patricio V.; Krasovsky, Konstantin; Andreeva,Tatiana Disclosed

A Framework to Assess Debt Sustainability and Fiscal Risks under the Belt and Road Initiative (English)

This paper provides a framework to assess the impact of infrastructure investment expected under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on the debt vulnerabilities of countries that are located on BRI transport and connectivity corridors in the absence of comprehensive and consistent information on investments and financing terms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8891 JUN 17, 2019

Bandiera,Luca; Tsiropoulos,Vasileios Disclosed

Argentina : Overview of Tobacco Use, Tobacco Control Legislation, and Taxation (English)

This country brief provides an overview of tobacco legislation, use, and taxation in Argentina. Argentina is the only country in Latin America which did not become a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). ... See More +

Working Paper 137921 JUN 17, 2019

Marquez,Patricio V.; Krasovsky, Konstantin; Andreeva,Tatiana Disclosed

Resilience and Critical Power System Infrastructure : Lessons Learned from Natural Disasters and Future Research Needs (English)

Resilience against infrastructure failure is essential for ensuring the health and safety of communities during and following natural hazard situations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8900 JUN 17, 2019

Schweikert,Amy Elizabeth; Nield,Lindsey; Otto,Erica; Deinert,Mark Robert Disclosed

Vulnerabilities of Networked Energy Infrastructure : A Primer (English)

Considerable work has been done to understand and improve the resilience of individual infrastructure components. However, systems of components, or even systems of systems, are far less well understood. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8901 JUN 17, 2019

Schweikert,Amy Elizabeth; Nield,Lindsey; Otto,Erica; Klemun,Magdalena; Ojanpera,Sanna Maria; Deinert,Mark Robert Disclosed

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A Comprehensive Assessment of Universal Health Coverage in One Hundred and Fifteen Countries and Territories : A Retrospective Observational Study (English)
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AUG 04, 2019 137720 Report
Lifelines : The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity (Vol. 2) (English)
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JUN 19, 2019 138046 Publication
Lifelines : The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity : Overview (English)
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JUN 19, 2019 138046 Publication
Lifelines : The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity (French)
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JUN 19, 2019 138046 Publication English, Spanish
Lifelines : The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity (Spanish)
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JUN 19, 2019 138046 Publication English, French
Nicaragua : Overview of Tobacco Use, Tobacco Control Legislation, and Taxation (English)
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JUN 19, 2019 138078 Working Paper
Belt and Road Economics : Opportunities and Risks of Transport Corridors (English)
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JUN 18, 2019 137911 Report
Rural Accessibility Mapping : Completion Report for the East Asia and Pacific Umbrella Facility for Gender Equality (English)
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JUN 18, 2019 AUS0000817 Report
Data for Road Incident Visualization, Evaluation, and Reporting : Lowing the Barriers to Evidence-Based Road Safety Management in Resource-Constrained Countries (English)
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JUN 18, 2019 AUS0000818 Report
Infrastructure Disruptions : How Instability Breeds Household Vulnerability (English)
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JUN 18, 2019 WPS8902 Policy Research Working Paper
Does Rainfall Matter for Economic Growth ? Evidence from Global Sub-National Data (1990-2014 (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8888 Policy Research Working Paper
Official Documents- Supplemental Contribution to the Restated and Amended Administration Agreement with the Republic of Korea for TF071517 (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 Agreement
Better Policies from Policy-Selective Aid ? (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8889 Policy Research Working Paper
Search for Yield in Large International Corporate Bonds : Investor Behavior and Firm Responses (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8890 Policy Research Working Paper
Ecuador : Overview of Tobacco Use, Tobacco Control Legislation, and Taxation (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 137920 Working Paper
Serbia – Overview of Tobacco Use, Tobacco Control Legislation and Taxation (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 137996 Working Paper
A Framework to Assess Debt Sustainability and Fiscal Risks under the Belt and Road Initiative (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8891 Policy Research Working Paper
Argentina : Overview of Tobacco Use, Tobacco Control Legislation, and Taxation (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 137921 Working Paper
Resilience and Critical Power System Infrastructure : Lessons Learned from Natural Disasters and Future Research Needs (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8900 Policy Research Working Paper
Vulnerabilities of Networked Energy Infrastructure : A Primer (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8901 Policy Research Working Paper