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The effect of height on earnings : is stature just a proxy for cognitive and non-cognitive skills ? (English)

This study investigates the degree to which the association of height and earnings in Pakistan is independent of other cognitive and socioemotional skills. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8254 NOV 22, 2017

Mete,Cem; Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Giles,John T.; Alderman,Harold H. Disclosed

The impacts of safety nets in Africa : what are we learning ? (English)

Safety nets in Africa are a popular policy instrument to address the widespread chronic poverty and encourage human capital investments in the education and health of children. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8255 NOV 22, 2017

Ralston,Laura R.; Hsiao,Allan Jer-Yu; Andrews,Colin Disclosed

Riding the wave : an East Asian miracle for the 21st century (English)

Developing East Asia has led the way in showing how rapid and broadly shared growth can lift millions out of poverty. And, as this report shows, the region has achieved even more: the wave of prosperity across the region since the 1980s has lifted 3 out of 5 of its citizens into economic security, where their risk of falling into poverty is minimal. ... See More +

Publication 121613 NOV 22, 2017

Spatafora,Nikola L.; Ruggeri Laderchi,Caterina; Zaidi,Salman; Shetty,Sudhir Disclosed

Glass barriers : constraints to women's small-scale cross-border trade in Cambodia and Lao PDR (English)

Trade facilitation projects often assume indirect benefits for small-scale, cross-border traders. Recent studies have shown the challenges faced in Africa by this population, especially women, but it remains unknown in Cambodia and the Lao People's Democratic Republic, despite large trade facilitation investments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8249 NOV 21, 2017

Seror,Marlon Armand Remy; Record,Richard James Lowden; Clarke,Julian Latimer Disclosed

Gender and youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions (English)

Although the ratio of female to male labor force participation rates is higher in Sub-Saharan Africa than in any other region, these high rates of female labor force participation mask underlying challenges for women. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8245 NOV 20, 2017

Chakravarty,Shubha; Das,Smita; Vaillant,Julia Disclosed

The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Zambia (English)

This study assesses the redistributive impact of fiscal policy––and its individual elements––in Zambia. Zambia's 2015 fiscal policy reduces inequality; the largest reduction is created by in-kind public service expenditures on education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8246 NOV 20, 2017

Jellema,Jon Robbert; De La Fuente,Alejandro; Rosales,Manuel Disclosed

Internal borders and migration in India (English)

Internal mobility is a critical component of economic growth and development, as it enables the reallocation of labor to more productive opportunities across sectors and regions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8244 NOV 20, 2017

Ozden,Caglar; Kone,Zovanga Louis; Mattoo,Aaditya; Sharma,Siddharth Disclosed

The evolution of the Canadian pension model : practical lessons for building world-class pension organizations (English)

Over the past three decades, a Canadian model of public pension has emerged that combines independent governance, professional in-house investment management, scale, and extensive geographic and asset-class diversification. ... See More +

Working Paper 121375 NOV 17, 2017

Disclosed

Energy subsidies : identifying and quantifying energy subsidies : Guidance note 1 (English)

This is the first in the series of 10 guidance notes under the Energy Sector Reform Assessment Framework (ESRAF), an initiative of the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) of the World Bank. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 121475 NOV 17, 2017

Kojima,Masami Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - Cash Transfer Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Cash Transfer Project for West Bank and Gaza is to: (i) mitigate the impact of the continued socio-economic crisis on a subset of the extremely poor and most vulnerable households; and (ii) support the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) efforts to continue reforms of the Cash Transfer Program (CTP). ... See More +

Project Paper RES29684 NOV 15, 2017

Disclosed

Lebanon - Municipal Services Emergency Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Municipal Services Emergency Project for Lebanon is to address urgent community priorities in selected municipal services, targeting areas most affected by the influx of Syrian refugees. ... See More +

Project Paper RES30353 NOV 15, 2017

Disclosed

Western Africa - Coastal Area Management Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 5) : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale pour Senegal (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG3801 NOV 15, 2017

Kwengwere,Jayne Angela Disclosed

Liberia - Southeastern Corridor Road Asset Management Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement action plan for Ganta to Tappita road (100 km) Project (English)

The development objective of the Southeastern Corridor Road Asset Management Project for Liberia are to support the Recipient’s effort to reducetransport costs along the South Eastern Ganta-Zwedru corridor and to improve institutionalarrangements and capacity in the road sector. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG3795 NOV 15, 2017

Disclosed

West Africa - Coastal Areas Resilience Investment Project : environmental and social management framework - executive summaries (English)

The development objective of the Coastal Areas Resilience Investment Project for West Africa is to improve management of shared natural and man-made risks, including climate change, affecting targeted communities and areas on the West Africa coast. ... See More +

Board Report 121484 NOV 15, 2017

Disclosed

Women's entrepreneurship : how to measure the gap between new female and male entrepreneurs? (English)

This paper analyzes data on female and male entrepreneurship that were collected by the World Bank Group's Entrepreneurship Database. Recognizing the importance of a differentiated approach to entrepreneurship in terms of legal entities, the data on female and male business owners are collected at the level of limited liability companies and sole proprietorships. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8242 NOV 14, 2017

Krylova,Yulia; Ramalho,Rita; Meunier,Frederic Disclosed

SME finance (English)

This paper takes stock of the empirical evidence on the financing challenges faced by small and medium enterprises, especially in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8241 NOV 13, 2017

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

Russian Federation - Housing and Communal Services Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 121298 NOV 13, 2017

Disclosed

The 1.5 billion people question : food, vouchers, or cash transfers? (English)

With 1.5 billion people covered globally, food and voucher programs provide an important lifeline for the poor and vulnerable. The study is the 1.5 Billion People Question: Food, Vouchers or Cash Transfers? ... See More +

Publication 120368 NOV 11, 2017

Alderman,Harold H.; Gentilini,Ugo; Yemtsov,Ruslan G. Disclosed

Mozambique - Primary Health Care Strengthening Program for Results : Environmental and social systems assessment (English)

The development objective of Primary Health Care Strengthening Program for Results for Mozambique is to improve the utilization and quality of reproductive, maternal, child and adolescent health and nutrition services, particularly in underserved areas. ... See More +

Program-for-Results Environmental and Social Systems Assessment 121370 NOV 10, 2017

Disclosed

Korea's growth experience and long-term growth model (English)

This paper analyzes the Republic of Korea's rapid and sustained growth experience for the past six decades from the perspective of the neoclassical growth model (the workhorse model of the World Bank’s Long Term Growth Model (LTGM) project). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8240 NOV 09, 2017

Jeong,Hyeok Disclosed

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The effect of height on earnings : is stature just a proxy for cognitive and non-cognitive skills ? (English)
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NOV 22, 2017 WPS8254 Policy Research Working Paper
The impacts of safety nets in Africa : what are we learning ? (English)
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NOV 22, 2017 WPS8255 Policy Research Working Paper
Riding the wave : an East Asian miracle for the 21st century (English)
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NOV 22, 2017 121613 Publication
Glass barriers : constraints to women's small-scale cross-border trade in Cambodia and Lao PDR (English)
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NOV 21, 2017 WPS8249 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender and youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 WPS8245 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Zambia (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 WPS8246 Policy Research Working Paper
Internal borders and migration in India (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 WPS8244 Policy Research Working Paper
The evolution of the Canadian pension model : practical lessons for building world-class pension organizations (English)
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NOV 17, 2017 121375 Working Paper
Energy subsidies : identifying and quantifying energy subsidies : Guidance note 1 (English)
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NOV 17, 2017 121475 ESMAP Paper
West Bank and Gaza - Cash Transfer Project : restructuring (English)
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NOV 15, 2017 RES29684 Project Paper
Lebanon - Municipal Services Emergency Project : restructuring (English)
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NOV 15, 2017 RES30353 Project Paper
Western Africa - Coastal Area Management Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 5) : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale pour Senegal (French)
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NOV 15, 2017 SFG3801 Environmental Assessment
Liberia - Southeastern Corridor Road Asset Management Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement action plan for Ganta to Tappita road (100 km) Project (English)
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NOV 15, 2017 SFG3795 Resettlement Plan
West Africa - Coastal Areas Resilience Investment Project : environmental and social management framework - executive summaries (English)
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NOV 15, 2017 121484 Board Report
Women's entrepreneurship : how to measure the gap between new female and male entrepreneurs? (English)
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NOV 14, 2017 WPS8242 Policy Research Working Paper
SME finance (English)
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NOV 13, 2017 WPS8241 Policy Research Working Paper
Russian Federation - Housing and Communal Services Project : procurement plan (English)
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NOV 13, 2017 121298 Procurement Plan
The 1.5 billion people question : food, vouchers, or cash transfers? (English)
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NOV 11, 2017 120368 Publication
Mozambique - Primary Health Care Strengthening Program for Results : Environmental and social systems assessment (English)
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NOV 10, 2017 121370 Program-for-Results Environmental and Social Systems Assessment
Korea's growth experience and long-term growth model (English)
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NOV 09, 2017 WPS8240 Policy Research Working Paper