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Strategic investment funds : opportunities and challenges (English)

Over the past 15 years, the number of government-sponsored strategic investment funds has grown rapidly in countries at all income levels. This paper identifies some of the challenges that these funds face in their endeavor to achieve economic policy objectives while also securing commercial financial returns—the so-called double bottom line. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7851 FEB 22, 2017

Halland,Havard; Noel,Michel; Tordo,Silvana; Kloper-Owens,Jacob Jameel Disclosed

Public mosquito abatement : a cluster randomized experiment (English)

Mosquito abatement is a public good. A simultaneous model of mosquito abundance and abatement response is developed. This paper uses data from a cluster randomized controlled experiment conducted over the period 2012-2014 in urban areas of Reunion in France to study the impact of WHO-recommended mechanical elimination techniques, which involve removing sources of stagnant water around the house, on a number of outcomes, including objective entomological indices and self-declared protective behaviors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7980 FEB 21, 2017

Thuilliez,Josselin; Dumont,Yves Disclosed

Moldova - Climate Adaptation Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objective of the Climate Adaptation Project for Moldova is to enhance productivity and resilience through climate-smart forestry and agriculture in targeted landscapes and through strengthening national climate forecasting and disaster management systems. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3050 FEB 17, 2017

Capcelea,Arcadii Disclosed

Estimating poverty using cell phone data : evidence from Guatemala (English)

The dramatic expansion of mobile phone use in developing countries has given rise to a rich and largely untapped source of information about the characteristics of communities and regions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7969 FEB 14, 2017

Hernandez,Marco; Hong,Lingzi; Frias-Martinez,Vanessa; Frias-Martinez,Enrique Disclosed

Georgia - Third Regional Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 5) : Rehabilitation and safety measures of access road to village Gogasheni in Akhalkalaki municipality (English)

The objective of the Third Regional Development Project for Georgia is to improve infrastructure services and institutional capacity to support increased contribution of tourism in the local economy of the Samtskhe-Javakheti and Mtskheta-Mtianeti regions. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3016 FEB 13, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

Georgia - Third Regional Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 4) : Environmental review for third regional restoration of Dusheti city park (English)

The objective of the Third Regional Development Project for Georgia is to improve infrastructure services and institutional capacity to support increased contribution of tourism in the local economy of the Samtskhe-Javakheti and Mtskheta-Mtianeti regions. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3016 FEB 13, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

Georgia - Third Regional Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Environmental review for restoration of Stepantsminda museum (Kazbegi municipality) (English)

The objective of the Third Regional Development Project for Georgia is to improve infrastructure services and institutional capacity to support increased contribution of tourism in the local economy of the Samtskhe-Javakheti and Mtskheta-Mtianeti regions. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3016 FEB 13, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

Are tobacco taxes really regressive? : evidence from Chile (English)

Tobacco taxes are deemed regressive as poorest families tend to allocate larger shares of their budget to purchase tobacco. However, as taxes also discourage tobacco use, some of the most adverse effects, including higher medical expenses, lower life expectancy at birth, added years of disability among smokers, and reductions in the quality of life, among other, will be reduced. ... See More +

Working Paper 112786 FEB 12, 2017

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Meneses, Franciso Disclosed

Pakistan - Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : ماحولیاتی اور سماجی مینجمنٹ فریم ورک (Urdu)

The development objective of the Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project for Pakistan is to enhance public spaces in targeted neighborhoods of Karachi, and improve the city's capacity to provide selected administrative services. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3024 FEB 12, 2017

Chen,Michelle Lisa Disclosed

Georgia - Third Regional Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 6) : Environmental and social screening and environmental management plan for rehabilitation of road from village Greli to Sapara monastery (Akhaltsikhe Municipality) (English)

The objective of the Third Regional Development Project for Georgia is to improve infrastructure services and institutional capacity to support increased contribution of tourism in the local economy of the Samtskhe-Javakheti and Mtskheta-Mtianeti regions. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3016 FEB 12, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

Georgia - Third Regional Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 8) : Environmental and social screening and environmental review arrangement of tourism infrastructure at Khertvisi Fortress Complex in Aspindza Municipality (English)

The objective of the Third Regional Development Project for Georgia is to improve infrastructure services and institutional capacity to support increased contribution of tourism in the local economy of the Samtskhe-Javakheti and Mtskheta-Mtianeti regions. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3016 FEB 12, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

Georgia - Third Regional Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 7) : Environmental and social screening and environmental review arrangement of tourism infrastructure at Sapara Monastery in Akhaltsikhe Municipality (English)

The objective of the Third Regional Development Project for Georgia is to improve infrastructure services and institutional capacity to support increased contribution of tourism in the local economy of the Samtskhe-Javakheti and Mtskheta-Mtianeti regions. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3016 FEB 12, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

Simulating the macroeconomic impact of future water scarcity (English)

In this paper we consider some of the economic implications of climate change scenarios as described in the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs). ... See More +

Working Paper W16006 FEB 08, 2017

Ramaroson,Marina Rachel Gery Disclosed

Jordan - Emergency Services and Social Resilience Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 112701 FEB 08, 2017

Disclosed

Jordan - Emergency Services and Social Resilience Project : procurement plan (Arabic,English)

Procurement Plan 112704 FEB 08, 2017

Disclosed

Lebanon - Emergency Primary Health Care project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 112698 FEB 08, 2017

Disclosed

St. Vincent and the Grenadines - Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is to measurably reduce vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change impacts in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and in the Eastern Caribbean Sub-region. ... See More +

Project Paper RES22768 FEB 06, 2017

Disclosed

Personality traits, technology adoption, and technical efficiency : evidence from smallholder rice farms in Ghana (English)

Although a large literature highlights the impact of personality traits on key labor market outcomes, evidence of their impact on agricultural production decisions remains limited. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7959 FEB 02, 2017

Ali,Daniel Ayalew; Bowen,Derick; Deininger,Klaus W. Disclosed

Morocco - Financial Sector Assessment (English)

A joint International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank mission visited Rabat and Casablanca in 2015, to assess the soundness and resilience of the banking system, the state of play in financial inclusion and infrastructure, the oversight frameworks for banking, capital markets and financial market infrastructures, crisis preparedness, and update the findings of the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) conducted in 2007. ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 112122 FEB 01, 2017

Disclosed

Improving emerging markets healthcare through private provision (English)

The role of private enterprise in healthcare is to complement and support improvements to public healthcare, not to supplant it. Private providers are the primary source of care for the world’s poorest people and their record is often as good as or better than that of public providers. ... See More +

Brief 112691 FEB 01, 2017

Walton, Tom; Matthees,Kevin Disclosed

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Strategic investment funds : opportunities and challenges (English)
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FEB 22, 2017 WPS7851 Policy Research Working Paper
Public mosquito abatement : a cluster randomized experiment (English)
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FEB 21, 2017 WPS7980 Policy Research Working Paper
Moldova - Climate Adaptation Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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FEB 17, 2017 SFG3050 Environmental Assessment
Estimating poverty using cell phone data : evidence from Guatemala (English)
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FEB 14, 2017 WPS7969 Policy Research Working Paper
Georgia - Third Regional Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 5) : Rehabilitation and safety measures of access road to village Gogasheni in Akhalkalaki municipality (English)
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FEB 13, 2017 SFG3016 Environmental Assessment
Georgia - Third Regional Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 4) : Environmental review for third regional restoration of Dusheti city park (English)
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FEB 13, 2017 SFG3016 Environmental Assessment
Georgia - Third Regional Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Environmental review for restoration of Stepantsminda museum (Kazbegi municipality) (English)
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FEB 13, 2017 SFG3016 Environmental Assessment
Are tobacco taxes really regressive? : evidence from Chile (English)
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FEB 12, 2017 112786 Working Paper
Pakistan - Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : ماحولیاتی اور سماجی مینجمنٹ فریم ورک (Urdu)
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FEB 12, 2017 SFG3024 Environmental Assessment
Georgia - Third Regional Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 6) : Environmental and social screening and environmental management plan for rehabilitation of road from village Greli to Sapara monastery (Akhaltsikhe Municipality) (English)
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FEB 12, 2017 SFG3016 Environmental Assessment
Georgia - Third Regional Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 8) : Environmental and social screening and environmental review arrangement of tourism infrastructure at Khertvisi Fortress Complex in Aspindza Municipality (English)
See More +
FEB 12, 2017 SFG3016 Environmental Assessment
Georgia - Third Regional Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 7) : Environmental and social screening and environmental review arrangement of tourism infrastructure at Sapara Monastery in Akhaltsikhe Municipality (English)
See More +
FEB 12, 2017 SFG3016 Environmental Assessment
Simulating the macroeconomic impact of future water scarcity (English)
See More +
FEB 08, 2017 W16006 Working Paper
Jordan - Emergency Services and Social Resilience Project : procurement plan (English)
See More +
FEB 08, 2017 112701 Procurement Plan
Jordan - Emergency Services and Social Resilience Project : procurement plan (Arabic,English)
See More +
FEB 08, 2017 112704 Procurement Plan
Lebanon - Emergency Primary Health Care project : procurement plan (English)
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FEB 08, 2017 112698 Procurement Plan
St. Vincent and the Grenadines - Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project : restructuring (English)
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FEB 06, 2017 RES22768 Project Paper
Personality traits, technology adoption, and technical efficiency : evidence from smallholder rice farms in Ghana (English)
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FEB 02, 2017 WPS7959 Policy Research Working Paper
Morocco - Financial Sector Assessment (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 112122 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
Improving emerging markets healthcare through private provision (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 112691 Brief