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Seychelles - Systematic Country Diagnostic (English)

The Seychelles Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) aims to identify the most pressing constraints to inclusive, sustained growth in Seychelles, based on a comprehensive search for, and analysis of, evidence. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 114289 JUL 23, 2017

Disclosed

Natural resources, institutions, and economic growth : the case of Nigeria (English)

Using growth regressions with panel data, this study identifies the determinants of economic growth, highlighting in particular the role of natural resources and institutional quality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8153 JUL 20, 2017

Raggl,Anna Katharina Disclosed

Cote d'Ivoire - Emergency Infrastructure Renewal Project : environmental assessment : Constat d’impact environnemental et social de Projet de Bitumage de la Voie Ananeraie – Niangon Nord (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG3530 JUL 20, 2017

Kouame,Julie Nyamien Messoum Disclosed

Uganda - Electricity Sector Development Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social impact statement for the proposed Hoima-Kinyara Transmission Line across Hoima and Masindi districts (English)

The development objective of the Electricity Sector Development Project for Uganda is to improve the availability and reliability of electricity supply in the northeast and southwest regions of Uganda. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3497 JUL 19, 2017

Byansansa,Annette Nabisere Disclosed

Measuring ownership, control, and use of assets (English)

Assets generate and help diversify income, provide collateral to access credit, alleviate liquidity constraints in the face of shocks, and are key inputs into empowerment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8146 JUL 18, 2017

Doss,Cheryl; Kieran,Caitlin; Kilic,Talip Disclosed

Citizens as drivers of change : how citizens practice human rights to engage with the state and promote transparency and accountability : Final Output - Citizens as Drivers of Change (English)

Since 2014, the World Bank Group (WBG) has formally mainstreamed citizen engagement in its strategy to end extreme poverty and share prosperity, building on 25 years of emerging practice and research. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS21097 JUL 17, 2017

Larizza,Marco Disclosed

Productivity in the non-oil sector in Nigeria : firm-level evidence (English)

This paper examines the determinants of the productivity of Nigerian firms, using three waves of Enterprise Surveys from 2007, 2009, and 2014 and 7,670 firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8145 JUL 12, 2017

Herrera,Santiago; Kouame,Wilfried Anicet Kouakou Disclosed

Pension funds and the impact of switching regulation on long-term investment (English)

This paper looks at the impact of members' ability to switch pension fund provider and /or portfolio on the allocation of pension funds to long-term investments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8143 JUL 11, 2017

Pedraza Morales,Alvaro Enrique; Fuentes,Olga; Searle,Pamela; Stewart,Fiona Elizabeth Disclosed

Tunisia - State Owned Bank’s (SOB) Restructuring Program for Results : environmental assessment : Environmental and social systems assessment (English)

The development objective of the State Owned Bank’s (SOB) Restructuring Program for Results for Tunisia will support key measures aiming at supporting directly and indirectly the restructuring of the SOBs. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment 117642 JUL 11, 2017

Gonnet,Laurent Disclosed

Evidence for a presource curse ? oil discoveries, elevated expectations, and growth disappointments (English)

Oil discoveries can constitute a major positive and exogenous shock to economic activity, but the resource curse hypothesis would suggest they might also be detrimental to growth over the long run. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8140 JUL 10, 2017

Cust,James Frederick; Mihalyi,David Disclosed

World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)

This report contains the World Bank Group Boards' calendar for the period of July to September 2017, specifying the Boards' engagements, such as meetings and briefings. ... See More +

Board Report 117339 JUL 07, 2017

Disclosed

Pension funds, capital markets, and the power of diversification (English)

The potential for pension funds to contribute to capital markets and thereby economic growth has been argued on a theoretical basis and demonstrated empirically. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8136 JUL 05, 2017

Stewart,Fiona Elizabeth; Despalins,Romain; Remizova,Inna Disclosed

Taxation without representation ? experimental evidence from Ghana and Uganda on citizen action toward taxes, oil, and aid (English)

Seminal arguments in political economy hold that citizens will more readily demand accountability from governments for taxes than for non-tax revenue from oil or aid. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8137 JUL 05, 2017

de la Cuesta,Brandon; Milner,Helen V.; Nielson,Daniel Lafayette; Knack,Stephen Disclosed

Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (July 2017) (English)

This Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program covers FY18 Q1, Q2, and updated reports and other documents to be circulated for information for FY17 Q4. ... See More +

Board Report 117340 JUL 01, 2017

Disclosed

Soft skills for hard constraints : evidence from high-achieving female farmers (English)

Most women farmers in developing countries engage in subsistence agriculture. Previous research highlights a variety of barriers hindering women’s ability to participate in the production and marketing of cash crops, which though riskier can be much more profitable. ... See More +

Brief 117351 JUL 01, 2017

Montalvao,Joao; Frese,Michael Dr.; Goldstein,Markus P.; Kilic,Talip Disclosed

Taking stock : an update on Vietnam’s recent economic developments - special focus : towards a high-quality fiscal consolidation (English)

A broad-based recovery in global economic activity has been taking hold since late 2016. Industrial production has picked up and global trade accelerated after two years of pronounced weakness. ... See More +

Working Paper 117434 JUL 01, 2017

Dinh,Viet Tuan; Eckardt,Sebastian; Vu,Quyen Hoang; Alatabani,Alwaleed Fareed; Pham,Duc Minh; Cabral,Rodrigo Silveira Veiga Disclosed

Climbing higher : toward a middle-income Nepal : उच्च आरोहण: मध्यआय मुलुकतर्फको दिशामा (Nepali)

Nepal's recent history of development is marred by a paradox. Many countries in the world have experienced rapid growth but modest poverty reduction, as income has increasingly concentrated in the hands of the wealthy. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 115156 JUL 01, 2017

Cosic,Damir; Dahal,Sudyumna; Kitzmuller,Markus Disclosed

Situation économique en Côte d’Ivoire : et si l’emergence était une femme? (French)

Le dernier rapport sur la situation économique de la Côte d`Ivoire constate qu'en 2016 et pendant les premiers mois de 2017, le pays a continué d'enregistrer une croissance économique parmi les plus fortes du continent africain. ... See More +

Working Paper 117223 JUL 01, 2017

Disclosed

Taking stock : an update on Vietnam’s recent economic developments - special focus : towards a high-quality fiscal consolidation (Vietnamese)

A broad-based recovery in global economic activity has been taking hold since late 2016. Industrial production has picked up and global trade accelerated after two years of pronounced weakness. ... See More +

Working Paper 117434 JUL 01, 2017

Dinh,Viet Tuan; Eckardt,Sebastian; Vu,Quyen Hoang; Alatabani,Alwaleed Fareed; Pham,Duc Minh; Cabral,Rodrigo Silveira Veiga Disclosed

Intermediate cities in Bolivia : a priority agenda (Spanish)

Bolivia faces a unique opportunity to harness the benefits of urbanization and avoid the pitfalls that other countries have made in the past. The urbanization process in Bolivia is one of the last to occur in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean, while its rapid pace requires expeditious action in addressing the challenges associated with this transformation. ... See More +

Brief 117252 JUL 01, 2017

Trohanis,Zoe Elena; Aguilera,Ana Silvia; Tejada,Roberto Disclosed

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Seychelles - Systematic Country Diagnostic (English)
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JUL 23, 2017 114289 Systematic Country Diagnostic
Natural resources, institutions, and economic growth : the case of Nigeria (English)
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JUL 20, 2017 WPS8153 Policy Research Working Paper
Cote d'Ivoire - Emergency Infrastructure Renewal Project : environmental assessment : Constat d’impact environnemental et social de Projet de Bitumage de la Voie Ananeraie – Niangon Nord (French)
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JUL 20, 2017 SFG3530 Environmental Assessment
Uganda - Electricity Sector Development Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social impact statement for the proposed Hoima-Kinyara Transmission Line across Hoima and Masindi districts (English)
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JUL 19, 2017 SFG3497 Environmental Assessment
Measuring ownership, control, and use of assets (English)
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JUL 18, 2017 WPS8146 Policy Research Working Paper
Citizens as drivers of change : how citizens practice human rights to engage with the state and promote transparency and accountability : Final Output - Citizens as Drivers of Change (English)
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JUL 17, 2017 ACS21097 Working Paper
Productivity in the non-oil sector in Nigeria : firm-level evidence (English)
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JUL 12, 2017 WPS8145 Policy Research Working Paper
Pension funds and the impact of switching regulation on long-term investment (English)
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JUL 11, 2017 WPS8143 Policy Research Working Paper
Tunisia - State Owned Bank’s (SOB) Restructuring Program for Results : environmental assessment : Environmental and social systems assessment (English)
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JUL 11, 2017 117642 Environmental Assessment
Evidence for a presource curse ? oil discoveries, elevated expectations, and growth disappointments (English)
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JUL 10, 2017 WPS8140 Policy Research Working Paper
World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)
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JUL 07, 2017 117339 Board Report
Pension funds, capital markets, and the power of diversification (English)
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JUL 05, 2017 WPS8136 Policy Research Working Paper
Taxation without representation ? experimental evidence from Ghana and Uganda on citizen action toward taxes, oil, and aid (English)
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JUL 05, 2017 WPS8137 Policy Research Working Paper
Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (July 2017) (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117340 Board Report
Soft skills for hard constraints : evidence from high-achieving female farmers (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117351 Brief
Taking stock : an update on Vietnam’s recent economic developments - special focus : towards a high-quality fiscal consolidation (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2017 117434 Working Paper
Climbing higher : toward a middle-income Nepal : उच्च आरोहण: मध्यआय मुलुकतर्फको दिशामा (Nepali)
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JUL 01, 2017 115156 Country Economic Memorandum
Situation économique en Côte d’Ivoire : et si l’emergence était une femme? (French)
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JUL 01, 2017 117223 Working Paper
Taking stock : an update on Vietnam’s recent economic developments - special focus : towards a high-quality fiscal consolidation (Vietnamese)
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JUL 01, 2017 117434 Working Paper
Intermediate cities in Bolivia : a priority agenda (Spanish)
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JUL 01, 2017 117252 Brief