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The middle-income trap turns ten (English)

Since we introduced the term “middle-income trap” in 2006, it has become popular among policy makers and researchers. In May 2015, a search of Google Scholar returned more than 3,000 articles including the term and about 300 articles with the term in the title. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7403 AUG 26, 2015

Gill,Indermit S.; Kharas,Homi

Cambodia - Second Health Sector Support Program Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 99195 AUG 24, 2015

Nowcasting prices using Google trends : an application to Central America (English)

The objective of this study is to assess the possibility of using Internet search keyword data for forecasting price series in Central America, focusing on Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Honduras. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7398 AUG 19, 2015

Seabold,Skipper; Coppola,Andrea

Public good provision in Indian rural areas : the returns to collective action by microfinance groups (English)

Self-help groups (SHGs) are the most common form of microfinance in India. The authors provide evidence that SHGs, composed of women only, undertake collective actions for the provision of public goods within village communities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7397 AUG 19, 2015

Casini,Paolo; Vandewalle,Lore; Wahhaj,Zaki

Confronting climate uncertainty in water resources planning and project design : the decision tree framework (English)

Water infrastructure projects are a significant portion of the World Bank’s lending portfolio and a major need for developing countries throughout the world. ... See More +

Publication 99180 AUG 19, 2015

Ray,Patrick Alexander; Brown, Casey M.

Preferences, purchasing power parity, and inequality : analytical framework, propositions, and empirical evidence (English)

This paper makes analytical, methodological and empirical contributions to the literature on purchasing power parity. Purchasing power parities are required in a host of cross-country welfare comparisons, such as poverty rates and gross domestic product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7395 AUG 18, 2015

Majumder,Amita; Ray,Ranjan; Santra,Sattwik

India - Andhra Pradesh Road Sector Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 98888 AUG 17, 2015

India - Maharashtra Agriculture Competitiveness Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 98887 AUG 17, 2015

World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)

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

Board Report 98895 AUG 17, 2015

South Africa economic update : jobs and South Africa’s changing demographics (English)

Global growth hit a soft patch at the start of 2015. In the first quarter it slowed to 2.0 percent, quarter on quarter (q/q) annualized, from 2.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 98880 AUG 14, 2015

A decade of declining earnings inequality in the Russian Federation (English)

Wage inequality decreased significantly in the Russian Federation over the 2000s. The economic expansion experienced throughout the decade led to an improvement in social indicators, with a large reduction in poverty rates and an increase in higher education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7392 AUG 13, 2015

Calvo,Paula Andrea; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Posadas,Josefina

Depreciations without exports ? global value chains and the exchange rate elasticity of exports (English)

This paper analyzes how the exchange rate elasticity of exports has changed over time and across countries and sectors, and how the formation of global value chains has affected this relationship. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7390 AUG 11, 2015

Ahmed,Swarnali; Appendino,Maximiliano Andres; Ruta,Michele

Impact of property rights reform to support China’s rural-urban integration : household-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment (English)

As part of a national experiment in 2008, Chengdu prefecture implemented ambitious property rights reforms, including complete registration of all land together with measures to ease transferability and eliminate migration restrictions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7388 AUG 11, 2015

Deininger,Klaus W.; Jin,Songqing; Liu,Shouying; Xia,Fang

Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Subnational Transport Support Program - P132515 (English)

Project Information Document PIDA32099 AUG 10, 2015

Dumitrescu,Anca Cristina

Securing food safety to leverage economic growth opportunities in the African food sector : speeding progress, advancing partnerships and sustaining momentum (English)

This paper is an outcome of a discussion that brought together five African and international food safety experts to explore how best to support and expedite African efforts to improve food safety on the continent through partnerships such as the Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP). ... See More +

Working Paper 98800 AUG 10, 2015

Should Latin America save more to grow faster ? (English)

Latin America’s historically low saving rates and sub-par growth performance raise the question of whether the region should save more to grow faster. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7386 AUG 06, 2015

De La Torre,Augusto; Ize,Alain

Distributional impacts of energy cross-subsidization in transition economies : evidence from Belarus (English)

Subsidies and cross-subsidies in the energy sector are common throughout Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In Belarus, revenues from an industrial tariff on electricity are used to cross-subsidize heating for households. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7385 AUG 06, 2015

Grainger,Corbett Alden; Zhang,Fan; Schreiber,Andrew William

Mongolia national low emission stove strategy : completing the transition to a sustainable market for cleaner stoves (English)

Working Paper 98418 AUG 06, 2015

Mongolian

World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)

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

Board Report 98692 AUG 03, 2015

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The middle-income trap turns ten (English)
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AUG 26, 2015 WPS7403 Policy Research Working Paper
Cambodia - Second Health Sector Support Program Project : procurement plan (English)
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AUG 24, 2015 99195 Procurement Plan
Nowcasting prices using Google trends : an application to Central America (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 WPS7398 Policy Research Working Paper
Public good provision in Indian rural areas : the returns to collective action by microfinance groups (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 WPS7397 Policy Research Working Paper
Confronting climate uncertainty in water resources planning and project design : the decision tree framework (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 99180 Publication
Preferences, purchasing power parity, and inequality : analytical framework, propositions, and empirical evidence (English)
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AUG 18, 2015 WPS7395 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Andhra Pradesh Road Sector Project : procurement plan (English)
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AUG 17, 2015 98888 Procurement Plan
India - Maharashtra Agriculture Competitiveness Project : procurement plan (English)
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AUG 17, 2015 98887 Procurement Plan
World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)
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AUG 17, 2015 98895 Board Report
South Africa economic update : jobs and South Africa’s changing demographics (English)
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AUG 14, 2015 98880 Working Paper
A decade of declining earnings inequality in the Russian Federation (English)
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AUG 13, 2015 WPS7392 Policy Research Working Paper
Depreciations without exports ? global value chains and the exchange rate elasticity of exports (English)
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AUG 11, 2015 WPS7390 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of property rights reform to support China’s rural-urban integration : household-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment (English)
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AUG 11, 2015 WPS7388 Policy Research Working Paper
Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Subnational Transport Support Program - P132515 (English)
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AUG 10, 2015 PIDA32099 Project Information Document
Securing food safety to leverage economic growth opportunities in the African food sector : speeding progress, advancing partnerships and sustaining momentum (English)
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AUG 10, 2015 98800 Working Paper
Vietnam - Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Project : procurement plan : Việt Nam - Năng lực cạnh tranh chăn nuôi và an toàn thực phẩm Dự án : Kế hoạch đấu thầu (Vietnamese,English)
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AUG 10, 2015 99179 Procurement Plan
Should Latin America save more to grow faster ? (English)
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AUG 06, 2015 WPS7386 Policy Research Working Paper
Distributional impacts of energy cross-subsidization in transition economies : evidence from Belarus (English)
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AUG 06, 2015 WPS7385 Policy Research Working Paper
Mongolia national low emission stove strategy : completing the transition to a sustainable market for cleaner stoves (English)
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AUG 06, 2015 98418 Working Paper Mongolian
World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)
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AUG 03, 2015 98692 Board Report