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On the impact of demographic change on growth, savings, and poverty (English)

Changing population age structures are shaping the trajectories of development in many countries, bringing opportunities and challenges. While aging has been a matter of concern for upper-middle and high-income economies, rapid population growth is set to continue in the poorest countries over the coming decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7805 AUG 29, 2016

Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Ahmed, S. Amer Disclosed

Connecting green technology entrepreneurs : implications for public program design (English)

In light of growing concern related to climate change, local entrepreneurs are critically needed to develop businesses supporting climate mitigation and adaptation efforts in developing countries. ... See More +

Brief 107749 AUG 29, 2016

White,Justine; Lin,Rosa; Lee,Heejin; Ehst,Michael; Zheng,Xue Disclosed

The capabilities driving participation in global value chains (English)

Global value chains have altered the nature of global trade and offer significant opportunities for developing countries to expand exports, access technology, and raise productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7804 AUG 24, 2016

Pathikonda,Vilas G.; Farole,Thomas Disclosed

Unequal before the law : measuring legal gender disparities across the world (English)

Several economies have laws that treat women differently from men. This study explores the degree of such legal gender disparities across 167 economies around the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7803 AUG 23, 2016

Iqbal,Sarah; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Ramalho,Rita; Sakhonchik,Alena Disclosed

Inclusive global value chains : policy options for small and medium enterprises and low-income countries (English)

This report's focus is making global value chains (GVCs) more inclusive. To achieve inclusiveness is by overcoming participation constraints for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and facilitation access for Low Income Developing Countries (LIDCs). ... See More +

Publication 108021 AUG 23, 2016

Cusolito,Ana Paula; Safadi,Raed; Taglioni,Daria Disclosed

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Concept Stage) - Support to Research and Development at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative - P161232 (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet PIDC85416 AUG 22, 2016

RobertOelrichs Disclosed

Project Information Document (Concept Stage) - Support to Research and Development at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative - P161232 (English)

Project Information Document ISDSC19597 AUG 22, 2016

RobertOelrichs Disclosed

World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)

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

Board Report 107921 AUG 19, 2016

Disclosed

World - CEMLA Grant Agreement (II) - DMF II (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet PIDC69968 AUG 18, 2016

ZeinabPartow Disclosed

World - CEMLA Grant Agreement (II) - DMF II (English)

Project Information Document ISDSC18460 AUG 18, 2016

ZeinabPartow Disclosed

Synergies in child nutrition : interactions of food security, health and environment, and child care (English)

This paper examines the extent to which the three key underlying determinants of nutrition -- food security; adequate caregiving resources at the maternal, household, and community levels; and access to health services and a safe and hygienic environment -- on their own and interactively are correlated with nutrition outcomes, such as height-for-age z-scores. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7794 AUG 15, 2016

Skoufias,Emmanuel Disclosed

Estimating poverty rates in target populations : an assessment of the simple poverty scorecard and alternative approaches (English)

The performance of the Simple Poverty Scorecard is compared against the performance of established regression-based estimators. All estimates are benchmarked against observed poverty status based on household expenditure (or income) data from household socioeconomic surveys that span nearly a decade and are representative of subnational populations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7793 AUG 15, 2016

Diamond,Alexis; Gill,Michael; Rebolledo Dellepiane,Miguel Angel; Skoufias,Emmanuel; Vinha,Katja; Xu,Yiqing Disclosed

Negative interest rate policies : sources and implications (English)

Against the background of continued growth disappointments, depressed inflation expectations, and declining real equilibrium interest rates, a number of central banks have implemented negative interest rate policies (NIRP) to provide additional monetary policy stimulus over the past few years. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7791 AUG 10, 2016

Arteta,Carlos; Kose,Ayhan; Stocker,Marc; Taskin,Temel Disclosed

Global health workforce labor market projections for 2030 (English)

In low- and middle-income countries, scaling essential health interventions to achieve health development targets is constrained by the lack of skilled health professionals to deliver services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7790 AUG 10, 2016

Liua,Jenny X; Goryakin,Yevgeniy; Maeda,Akiko; Bruckner,Tim Allen; Scheffler,Richard M. Disclosed

The microfinance business model : enduring subsidy and modest profit (English)

Recent evidence suggests only modest social and economic impacts of microfinance. Favorable cost-benefit ratios then depend on low costs. This paper uses proprietary data on 1,335 microfinance institutions between 2005 and 2009, jointly serving 80.1 million borrowers, to calculate the costs of microfinance and other elements of the microfinance business model. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7786 AUG 08, 2016

Cull,Robert J.; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Morduch,Jonathan J. Disclosed

Disaggregating the impact of the internet on international trade (English)

The Internet has transformed the way countries trade by reducing the costs of exporting. This paper quantifies the impact of Internet adoption on international trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7785 AUG 08, 2016

Osnago,Alberto; Tan,Shawn Weiming Disclosed

Improved crop productivity for Africa’s drylands (English)

Dryland areas of Sub-Saharan Africa contain one-half of the region’s population and three-quarters of its poor. Challenged by a meager natural resource base and suffering from a lack of assets and income, people living in the drylands are vulnerable to shocks, especially those resulting from droughts and other extreme weather events. ... See More +

Publication 107853 AUG 08, 2016

Walker,Tom; Hash,Tom; Rattunde,Fred; Weltzien,Eva Disclosed

World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)

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

Board Report 107517 AUG 05, 2016

Disclosed

Review and update of the World Bank’s safeguard policies : environmental and social framework - chair summary (English)

Board Summary 107563 AUG 04, 2016

Disclosed

The volatility of international trade flows in the 21st century : whose fault is it anyway ? (English)

After investment, exports and imports are the most volatile components of aggregate demand within countries. Moreover, the volatility of growth and the volatility of trade flows tend to move together; they declined from the 1990s until 2009, followed by an increase since 2009. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7781 AUG 04, 2016

Bennett,Federico Roberto; Lederman,Daniel; Pienknagura,Samuel Jaime; Rojas,Diego Disclosed

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On the impact of demographic change on growth, savings, and poverty (English)
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AUG 29, 2016 WPS7805 Policy Research Working Paper
Connecting green technology entrepreneurs : implications for public program design (English)
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AUG 29, 2016 107749 Brief
The capabilities driving participation in global value chains (English)
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AUG 24, 2016 WPS7804 Policy Research Working Paper
Unequal before the law : measuring legal gender disparities across the world (English)
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AUG 23, 2016 WPS7803 Policy Research Working Paper
Inclusive global value chains : policy options for small and medium enterprises and low-income countries (English)
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AUG 23, 2016 108021 Publication
Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Concept Stage) - Support to Research and Development at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative - P161232 (English)
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AUG 22, 2016 PIDC85416 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Project Information Document (Concept Stage) - Support to Research and Development at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative - P161232 (English)
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AUG 22, 2016 ISDSC19597 Project Information Document
World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)
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AUG 19, 2016 107921 Board Report
World - CEMLA Grant Agreement (II) - DMF II (English)
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AUG 18, 2016 PIDC69968 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
World - CEMLA Grant Agreement (II) - DMF II (English)
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AUG 18, 2016 ISDSC18460 Project Information Document
Synergies in child nutrition : interactions of food security, health and environment, and child care (English)
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AUG 15, 2016 WPS7794 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating poverty rates in target populations : an assessment of the simple poverty scorecard and alternative approaches (English)
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AUG 15, 2016 WPS7793 Policy Research Working Paper
Negative interest rate policies : sources and implications (English)
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AUG 10, 2016 WPS7791 Policy Research Working Paper
Global health workforce labor market projections for 2030 (English)
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AUG 10, 2016 WPS7790 Policy Research Working Paper
The microfinance business model : enduring subsidy and modest profit (English)
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AUG 08, 2016 WPS7786 Policy Research Working Paper
Disaggregating the impact of the internet on international trade (English)
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AUG 08, 2016 WPS7785 Policy Research Working Paper
Improved crop productivity for Africa’s drylands (English)
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AUG 08, 2016 107853 Publication
World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)
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AUG 05, 2016 107517 Board Report
Review and update of the World Bank’s safeguard policies : environmental and social framework - chair summary (English)
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AUG 04, 2016 107563 Board Summary
The volatility of international trade flows in the 21st century : whose fault is it anyway ? (English)
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AUG 04, 2016 WPS7781 Policy Research Working Paper