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Economic monitoring report to the ad hoc liaison committee (English)

This report covers two distinct subjects. Chapter I of the report, as has been the norm with the World Bank Ad Hoc Liaison Committee report, focuses on the assessment of recent macroeconomic and fiscal developments and government policies in West Bank and Gaza. ... See More +

Working Paper 96601 MAY 27, 2015

Africa - Regional Communications Infrastructure Project : P094103 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 16 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR18645 MAY 21, 2015

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Uruguay - Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Climate Change : P124181 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 07 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR17395 MAY 21, 2015

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Poverty dynamics in India between 2004 and 2012 : insights from longitudinal analysis using synthetic panel data (English)

Recent National Sample Surveys point to significant poverty reduction in India since 2004/05, with a marked acceleration between 2009/10 and 2011/12. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7270 MAY 20, 2015

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Lanjouw,Peter F.

Transport infrastructure and welfare : an application to Nigeria (English)

Transport infrastructure is deemed to be central to development and consumes a large fraction of the development assistance envelope. Yet there is debate about the economic impact of road projects. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7271 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel

Infrastructure in conflict-prone and fragile environments : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

In conflict-prone situations, access to markets is necessary to restore economic growth and generate the preconditions for peace and reconstruction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7273 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel

Agricultural technology choice and transport (English)

This paper addresses an old and recurring theme in development economics: the slow adoption of new technologies by farmers in many developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7272 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel

World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)

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

Board Report 96535 MAY 18, 2015

When winners feel like losers : evidence from an energy subsidy reform (English)

In 2011 the Government of El Salvador implemented a reform to the gas subsidy that increased the welfare of households in all but the top two deciles of the income distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7265 MAY 15, 2015

Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar; Cunha,Barbara; Trezzi,Riccardo

Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 96492 MAY 14, 2015

Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture-based Industry Pilot and Demonstration in Poor Areas Project - P133326 (English)

Project Information Document PIDA26668 MAY 14, 2015

Schmitt,Ulrich K. H. M.

Latin America and the rising south : changing world, changing priorities (English)

The world economy is not what it used to be twenty years ago. For most of the 20th century, the world economy was characterized by developed (North) countries acting as center to a periphery of developing (South) countries. ... See More +

Publication 96467 MAY 13, 2015

De La Torre,Augusto; Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Ize,Alain; Lederman,Daniel; Schmukler,Sergio L.

Latin America and the rising south : changing world, changing priorities (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)

The world economy is not what it used to be twenty years ago. For most of the 20th century, the world economy was characterized by developed (North) countries acting as center to a periphery of developing (South) countries. ... See More +

Publication 96467 MAY 13, 2015

De La Torre,Augusto; Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Ize,Alain; Lederman,Daniel; Schmukler,Sergio L. Spanish

Does access to foreign markets shape internal migration ? evidence from Brazil (English)

This paper investigates how internal migration is affected by Brazil’s increased integration into the world economy. It analyzes the impact of regional differences in access to foreign demand on sector-specific bilateral migration rates between the Brazilian states for the years 1995 to 2003. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7264 MAY 12, 2015

Hering,Laura; Paillacar,Rodrigo

The local economic impacts of resource abundance : what have we learned ? (English)

What are the socioeconomic impacts of resource abundance? Are these effects different at the national and local levels? How could resource booms benefit (or harm) local communities? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7263 MAY 12, 2015

Aragona,Fernando M.; Chuhan-Pole,Punam; Land,Bryan Christopher

Investigating the gender gap in agricultural productivity : evidence from Uganda (English)

Women comprise 50 percent of the agricultural labor force in Sub-Saharan Africa, but manage plots that are reportedly on average 20 to 30 percent less productive. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7262 MAY 11, 2015

Ali,Daniel Ayalew; Bowen,Frederick H.; Deininger,Klaus W.; Duponchel,Marguerite Felicienne

Inequality of outcomes and inequality of opportunity in Tanzania (English)

The paper investigates the structure and dynamics of consumption inequality and inequality of opportunity in Tanzania. The analysis covers the period 2001 to 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7260 MAY 11, 2015

Belghith,Nadia Belhaj Hassine; Zeufack,Albert G.

Decarbonizing development : smoothing the transition and protecting the poor (English)

Stabilizing climate change entails bringing net emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) to zero. CO2 stays in the atmosphere for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. ... See More +

Working Paper 96413 MAY 11, 2015

Decarbonizing development : getting carbon prices and policies right (English)

Stabilizing climate change entails bringing net emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) to zero. CO2 stays in the atmosphere for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. ... See More +

Working Paper 96412 MAY 11, 2015

Decarbonizing development : three steps to a zero-carbon future - overview (English)

Stabilizing climate change entails reducing net emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) to zero. This report outlines three principles to guide countries in their efforts to create a zero-carbon future: (a) planning ahead with an eye on the end goal; (b) going beyond carbon pricing with a policy package that triggers changes in investment patterns, technology, and behaviors; and (c) protecting poor people and avoiding concentrated losses. ... See More +

Working Paper 96410 MAY 11, 2015

Fay,Marianne; Hallegatte,Stephane; Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille; Rozenberg,Julie; Narloch,Ulf Gerrit; Kerr,Thomas Michael

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Economic monitoring report to the ad hoc liaison committee (English)
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MAY 27, 2015 96601 Working Paper
Africa - Regional Communications Infrastructure Project : P094103 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 16 (English)
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MAY 21, 2015 ISR18645 Implementation Status and Results Report
Uruguay - Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Climate Change : P124181 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 07 (English)
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MAY 21, 2015 ISR17395 Implementation Status and Results Report
Poverty dynamics in India between 2004 and 2012 : insights from longitudinal analysis using synthetic panel data (English)
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MAY 20, 2015 WPS7270 Policy Research Working Paper
Transport infrastructure and welfare : an application to Nigeria (English)
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MAY 18, 2015 WPS7271 Policy Research Working Paper
Infrastructure in conflict-prone and fragile environments : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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MAY 18, 2015 WPS7273 Policy Research Working Paper
Agricultural technology choice and transport (English)
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MAY 18, 2015 WPS7272 Policy Research Working Paper
World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)
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MAY 18, 2015 96535 Board Report
When winners feel like losers : evidence from an energy subsidy reform (English)
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MAY 15, 2015 WPS7265 Policy Research Working Paper
Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAY 14, 2015 96492 Procurement Plan
Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture-based Industry Pilot and Demonstration in Poor Areas Project - P133326 (English)
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MAY 14, 2015 PIDA26668 Project Information Document
Latin America and the rising south : changing world, changing priorities (English)
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MAY 13, 2015 96467 Publication
Latin America and the rising south : changing world, changing priorities (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)
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MAY 13, 2015 96467 Publication Spanish
Does access to foreign markets shape internal migration ? evidence from Brazil (English)
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MAY 12, 2015 WPS7264 Policy Research Working Paper
The local economic impacts of resource abundance : what have we learned ? (English)
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MAY 12, 2015 WPS7263 Policy Research Working Paper
Investigating the gender gap in agricultural productivity : evidence from Uganda (English)
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MAY 11, 2015 WPS7262 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality of outcomes and inequality of opportunity in Tanzania (English)
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MAY 11, 2015 WPS7260 Policy Research Working Paper
Decarbonizing development : smoothing the transition and protecting the poor (English)
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MAY 11, 2015 96413 Working Paper
Decarbonizing development : getting carbon prices and policies right (English)
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MAY 11, 2015 96412 Working Paper
Decarbonizing development : three steps to a zero-carbon future - overview (English)
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MAY 11, 2015 96410 Working Paper