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Use of catastrophe risk models in assessing sovereign food security for risk transfer (English)

This paper discusses how catastrophe crop risk models can be used to assess food security needs at the sovereign level for the purpose of risk transfer. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7360 JUL 02, 2015

SharmamMohan; Hohl,Roman

Linking risk models to microeconomic indicators (English)

Catastrophe risk models are quantitative models used to estimate probabilistic loss distributions for a specified range of assets subject to a baseline level of disaster risk. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7359 JUL 02, 2015

The indirect cost of natural disasters and an economic definition of macroeconomic resilience (English)

The welfare impact of a disaster does not depend only on the physical characteristics of the event or its direct impacts in terms of lost lives and assets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7357 JUL 02, 2015

Hallegatte,Stephane

Quantifying through ex post assessments the micro-level impacts of sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance programs (English)

Uninsured natural disasters can have devastating effects on human welfare and economic growth, particularly in developing countries where large segments of the population are in poverty and government resources and capacity to assist in relief, recovery, and reconstruction are limited. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7356 JUL 02, 2015

De Janvry,Alain F.

Pyramid capitalism : political connections, regulation, and firm productivity in Egypt (English)

This paper uses an original database of 469 politically connected firms under the Mubarak regime in Egypt to explore the economic effects of close state-business relations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7354 JUL 02, 2015

Diwan,Ishac; Keefer,Philip E.; Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias

Capital market financing, firm growth, and firm size distribution (English)

How many and which firms issue equity and bonds in domestic and international markets, how do these firms grow relative to non-issuing firms, and how does firm performance vary along the firm size distribution? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7353 JUL 02, 2015

Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Levine,Ross Eric; Schmukler,Sergio L.

Tanzania economic update : why should Tanzanians pay taxes? The unavoidable need to finance economic development (English)

This seventh economic update goes to the heart of one of the main challenges faced by Tanzania: how can the country finance its development? This is a fundamental question when aid is coming down as a proportion of a growing GDP, and as access to financial markets remains limited. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 97720 JUL 01, 2015

Kajange,Justina

Do poor countries really need more IT ? the role of relative prices and industrial composition (English)

Conventional wisdom suggests too little information and communication technologies (ICT) in poor countries. Indeed, within 70 countries at various levels of development, there is a positive relationship between income per capita and the capital share of ICT. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7352 JUN 30, 2015

Eden,Maya; Gaggl,Paul

Hybrid issuance regimes for corporate bonds in emerging market countries : analysis, impact and policy choices (English)

Securities regulators in many developing countries are looking for ways to help grow their nongovernment bond markets to finance development. A common challenge is onerous regulations for issuance of bonds, which tend to discourage companies from coming to market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7351 JUN 30, 2015

Loladze,Tamar

Hukou and highways : the impact of China’s spatial development policies on urbanization and regional inequality (English)

China has used two main spatial policies to shape its geographic patterns of development: restricted labor mobility through the Hukou residential registration system and massive infrastructure investment, notably a 96,000 kilometer national expressway network. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7350 JUN 30, 2015

Bosker,Maarten; Deichmann,Uwe; Roberts,Mark

Angola - First Fiscal Management Development Policy Financing Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 97880 JUN 30, 2015

The economics of policy instruments to stimulate wind power in Brazil (English)

Large-scale deployment of renewable energy technologies, such as wind power and solar energy, has been taking place in industrialized and developing economics mainly because of various fiscal and regulatory policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7346 JUN 30, 2015

Landis,Florian; Timilsina,Govinda R.

Liberia - Liberia Accelerated Electricity Expansion Project (LACEEP) : P133445 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR18042 JUN 29, 2015

0000A8056

Vietnam - RESULTS-BASED NATIONAL URBAN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - NORTHERN MOUNTAINS : P143596 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19972 JUN 29, 2015

0000A8056

India - Mizoram State Roads II- Regional Transport Connectivity Project : P145778 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR18401 JUN 29, 2015

0000A8056

Nicaragua - Adaptation of Nicaraguas Water Supplies to Climate Change : P127088 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 06 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR18010 JUN 29, 2015

0000A8056

Brazil - Eletrobras Distribution Rehabilitation Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Eletrobras Distribution Rehabilitation Project for Brazil is to improve the quality of electricity service provided by the Eletrobras-managed distribution companies to the population in the States of Acre, Alagoas, Amazonas, Piaui, Rondonia and the City of Boa Vista, as a means to improve the quality of life and foster economic growth. ... See More +

Project Paper RES18793 JUN 29, 2015

De Gouvello,Christophe

Brazil - Rio Grande do Sul SWAp : P120830 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 06 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19925 JUN 29, 2015

0000A8056

Jamaica - JM Youth Employment in Digital and Animation Industries : P148013 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19585 JUN 29, 2015

0000A8056

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Use of catastrophe risk models in assessing sovereign food security for risk transfer (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7360 Policy Research Working Paper
Linking risk models to microeconomic indicators (English)
See More +
JUL 02, 2015 WPS7359 Policy Research Working Paper
The indirect cost of natural disasters and an economic definition of macroeconomic resilience (English)
See More +
JUL 02, 2015 WPS7357 Policy Research Working Paper
Quantifying through ex post assessments the micro-level impacts of sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance programs (English)
See More +
JUL 02, 2015 WPS7356 Policy Research Working Paper
Pyramid capitalism : political connections, regulation, and firm productivity in Egypt (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7354 Policy Research Working Paper
Capital market financing, firm growth, and firm size distribution (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7353 Policy Research Working Paper
Tanzania economic update : why should Tanzanians pay taxes? The unavoidable need to finance economic development (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 97720 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Do poor countries really need more IT ? the role of relative prices and industrial composition (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7352 Policy Research Working Paper
Hybrid issuance regimes for corporate bonds in emerging market countries : analysis, impact and policy choices (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7351 Policy Research Working Paper
Hukou and highways : the impact of China’s spatial development policies on urbanization and regional inequality (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7350 Policy Research Working Paper
Angola - First Fiscal Management Development Policy Financing Project : chair summary (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 97880 Board Summary
The economics of policy instruments to stimulate wind power in Brazil (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7346 Policy Research Working Paper
Liberia - Liberia Accelerated Electricity Expansion Project (LACEEP) : P133445 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR18042 Implementation Status and Results Report
Brazil - Strengthening Service Delivery for Growth, Poverty Reduction and Enviromental Sustainability in the State of Ceará PforR : P127463 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR19128 Implementation Status and Results Report
Vietnam - RESULTS-BASED NATIONAL URBAN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - NORTHERN MOUNTAINS : P143596 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR19972 Implementation Status and Results Report
India - Mizoram State Roads II- Regional Transport Connectivity Project : P145778 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR18401 Implementation Status and Results Report
Nicaragua - Adaptation of Nicaraguas Water Supplies to Climate Change : P127088 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 06 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR18010 Implementation Status and Results Report
Brazil - Eletrobras Distribution Rehabilitation Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 RES18793 Project Paper
Brazil - Rio Grande do Sul SWAp : P120830 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 06 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR19925 Implementation Status and Results Report
Jamaica - JM Youth Employment in Digital and Animation Industries : P148013 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR19585 Implementation Status and Results Report