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World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)

This report contains the World Bank Group Boards' calendar for the period of March to May 2015, specifying the Boards' engagements, such as meetings and briefings. ... See More +

Board Report 95268 MAR 24, 2015

Fossil fuel subsidies : approaches and valuation (English)

Numbers ranging from half a trillion to two trillion dollars have been cited in recent years for global subsidies for fossil fuels. How are these figures calculated and why are they so different? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7220 MAR 23, 2015

Kojima,Masami; Koplow,Doug

As the market churns : estimates of firm exit and job loss using the World Bank's enterprise surveys (English)

This paper uses a unique data set of panel firms from the World Bank's Enterprise Surveys in 47 economies, to provide estimates of the patterns of firm exit, and analyzes various firm characteristics and conditions under which firms leave the market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7218 MAR 23, 2015

Aga,Gemechu A.; Francis,David C.

Equality of opportunity : theory and evidence (English)

Building on earlier work by political philosophers, economists have recently sought to define a concept of equity that accommodates the fairness of reward to individual responsibility and effort, while allowing for the existence of some inequalities which are unfair and should be compensated. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7217 MAR 20, 2015

Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Peragine,Vito

Getting financed : 9 tips for community joint ventures in tourism (English)

Like many organizations working in the tourism sector, the authors believe that private sector investment is one of the key drivers of development. ... See More +

Working Paper 95294 MAR 20, 2015

Minutes of the meeting of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA, and the Boards of Directors of IFC and MIGA held March 11, 2015 (English)

This report includes the minutes of the meeting of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA, and the Boards of Directors of IFC and MIGA from March 11, 2015. ... See More +

Minutes 94995 MAR 11, 2015

Policy and performance in customs : evaluating the trade facilitation agreement (English)

The 2013 World Trade Organization ministerial in Bali produced a comprehensive framework agreement on trade facilitation. If fully implemented, the agreement should increase the speed and reduce the cost of moving goods across international borders. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7211 MAR 10, 2015

Hillberry,Russell Henry; Zhang,Xiaohui

Human resources committee : Minutes of the meeting held on Monday, March 9, 2015 (English)

This report is the meeting minutes for human resources committee held on Monday, March 9, 2015 in the board room. The report includes those in attendance and two matters of business. ... See More +

Minutes 95124 MAR 09, 2015

Fiscal policy issues in the aging societies (English)

Aging may be one of the most far-reaching processes defining the economic, fiscal, and social changes societies are likely to experience over the next 40 years. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 95266 MAR 09, 2015

Bogetic, Zeljko; Onder, Harun; Onal, Anil; Skrok, Emilia; Schwartz, Anita; Winkler, Hernan

What determines entrepreneurial outcomes in emerging markets ? the role of initial conditions (English)

Is it the institutions or firm characteristics at birth that shape startups and their early growth in developing countries? Using comprehensive data from the Indian Annual Survey of Industries this paper addresses this question by studying the early lifecycle of firms across diverse institutional environments of regions in India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7207 MAR 06, 2015

Ayyagari,Meghana; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Maksimovic,Vojislav

Minutes of meeting of the Boards of Directors of IFC on Friday, March 6, 2015 (English)

This report is the minutes of the meeting of the Boards of Directors of IFC, held on Friday, March 6, 2015. Items addressed during the meeting include numerous Bank projects that have been authorized by either IDA, the Bank, IFC, or MIGA to proceed based on a lack of objections by board members. ... See More +

Minutes 95125 MAR 06, 2015

The World Bank legal review, volume 6 : improving delivery in development - the role of voice, social contract, and accountability (English)

This is the sixth edition of The World Bank Legal Review. Many developing countries have the capacity to develop broad development policy directions and formulate development programs that are logical and consistent, but these do not obtain the desired or targeted results because of challenges in the delivery system. ... See More +

Publication 94742 MAR 03, 2015

Wouters, Jan [editor]; Ninio, Alberto [editor]; Doherty, Teresa [editor]; Cisse, Hassane [editor]

World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)

This report contains the World Bank Group Boards calendar for the period of January 2015 to March 2015, specifying the Boards engagements, such as meetings, briefings, and other Bank happenings. ... See More +

Board Report 94708 MAR 02, 2015

Urban Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement : linking innovation and local benefits - case study report (English)

With rapid urbanization and an increasing number of publicly-funded urban projects, there is a growing demand to address complex land acquisition and involuntary resettlement issues in urban settings. ... See More +

Working Paper 94957 MAR 01, 2015

Roquet, Vincent; Bornholdt, Luciano; Sirker, Karen; Lukic, Jelena

Emergency hand loan : a product design case study (English)

The poor and other underserved populations in developing countries have unique financial service’s needs. However, there is often a mismatch between what financial institutions offer and what underserved populations need or want. ... See More +

Working Paper 94793 MAR 01, 2015

Tantia, Piyush; Comings, Tyler

Increasing Agricultural Production and Resilience Through improved Agrometeorological Services (English)

Working Paper 94486 MAR 01, 2015

Elephant crime intelligence system assessment (English)

This assessment concludes that individual nation as well as regional and transnational organizations now have severely limited to nonexistent capacities to effectively respond to growing threat levels. ... See More +

Other Environmental Study 94471 MAR 01, 2015

Fahlman, Robert C.; Magrath, William B

How should donors respond to resource windfalls in poor countries? (English)

Natural resources are being discovered in more countries, both rich and poor. Many of the new and aspiring resource exporters are low-income countries that are still receiving substantial levels of foreign aid. ... See More +

Brief 95263 MAR 01, 2015

Dobronogov, Anton; Gelb, Alan; Saldanha, Fernando Brant

What really works to improve learning in developing countries ? an analysis of divergent findings in systematic reviews (English)

In the past two years alone, at least six systematic reviews or meta-analyses have examined the interventions that improve learning outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7203 FEB 26, 2015

Evans,David-000213993; Popova,Anna

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World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)
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MAR 24, 2015 95268 Board Report
Fossil fuel subsidies : approaches and valuation (English)
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MAR 23, 2015 WPS7220 Policy Research Working Paper
As the market churns : estimates of firm exit and job loss using the World Bank's enterprise surveys (English)
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MAR 23, 2015 WPS7218 Policy Research Working Paper
Equality of opportunity : theory and evidence (English)
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MAR 20, 2015 WPS7217 Policy Research Working Paper
Getting financed : 9 tips for community joint ventures in tourism (English)
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MAR 20, 2015 95294 Working Paper
Minutes of the meeting of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA, and the Boards of Directors of IFC and MIGA held March 11, 2015 (English)
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MAR 11, 2015 94995 Minutes
Policy and performance in customs : evaluating the trade facilitation agreement (English)
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MAR 10, 2015 WPS7211 Policy Research Working Paper
Human resources committee : Minutes of the meeting held on Monday, March 9, 2015 (English)
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MAR 09, 2015 95124 Minutes
Fiscal policy issues in the aging societies (English)
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MAR 09, 2015 95266 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
What determines entrepreneurial outcomes in emerging markets ? the role of initial conditions (English)
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MAR 06, 2015 WPS7207 Policy Research Working Paper
Minutes of meeting of the Boards of Directors of IFC on Friday, March 6, 2015 (English)
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MAR 06, 2015 95125 Minutes
Committee on Governance and Executive Directors' Administrative Matters (COGAM) : minutes of meeting held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 and record of endorsements December 12, 2014 thru January 23, 2015 (English)
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MAR 04, 2015 94861 Minutes
The World Bank legal review, volume 6 : improving delivery in development - the role of voice, social contract, and accountability (English)
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MAR 03, 2015 94742 Publication
World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)
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MAR 02, 2015 94708 Board Report
Urban Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement : linking innovation and local benefits - case study report (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94957 Working Paper
Emergency hand loan : a product design case study (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94793 Working Paper
Increasing Agricultural Production and Resilience Through improved Agrometeorological Services (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94486 Working Paper
Elephant crime intelligence system assessment (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94471 Other Environmental Study
How should donors respond to resource windfalls in poor countries? (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95263 Brief
What really works to improve learning in developing countries ? an analysis of divergent findings in systematic reviews (English)
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FEB 26, 2015 WPS7203 Policy Research Working Paper