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Unearthing the subsoil : mining and its contribution to national development (English)

The Rwanda economic update reports on and synthesizes recent economic developments and places them in a medium-term and global context. It analyzes the implications of these developments and policies for the outlook of Rwanda’s economy. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 90141 AUG 24, 2014

Nishiuchi, Toru; Perks, Rachel

Belize - Municipal Development Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2 of 2) : Abbreviated action plan for the Dangriga municipal market subproject (English)

The objective of the Municipal Development Project for Belize is to improve and maintain municipal service delivery in selected towns of Belize. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP967 AUG 20, 2014

Sudan - Sustainable Natural Resources Management Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 89962 AUG 12, 2014

Understanding changes in poverty (English)

Understanding Changes in Poverty brings together different methods to decompose the contributions to poverty reduction. A simple approach quantifies the contribution of changes in demographics, employment, earnings, public transfers, and remittances to poverty reduction. ... See More +

Publication 80248 AUG 12, 2014

Inchauste, Gabriela ; Pedro Azevedo, João ; Essama-Nssah, B. ; Olivieri, Sergio ; Van Nguyen, Trang ; Saavedra-Chanduvi, Jaime, Winkler, Hernan

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Newsletter 89789 AUG 11, 2014

Russian Federation - Monthly economic developments (English)

Second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) estimates and high-frequency indicators suggest continued weakness in the economy even before the latest round of economic sanctions introduced by the European Union (EU), the United States (U.S.), and other countries in late July. ... See More +

Working Paper 90168 AUG 11, 2014

Hansl, Birgit; Cosic, Damir; Emelyanova, Olga; Kida, Mizuho; Matytsin, Mikhail; Vashakmadze, Ekaterine

Russian Federation - Monthly economic developments (Russian)

Second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) estimates and high-frequency indicators suggest continued weakness in the economy even before the latest round of economic sanctions introduced by the European Union (EU), the United States (U.S.), and other countries in late July. ... See More +

Working Paper 90168 AUG 11, 2014

Hansl, Birgit; Cosic, Damir; Emelyanova, Olga; Kida, Mizuho; Matytsin, Mikhail; Vashakmadze, Ekaterine

Mozambique economic update (English)

This brief discribes the economic updates of Mozambique. Some of the key highlights being that the economy grew by 7.5 percent in the first quarter of 2014. ... See More +

Brief 89921 AUG 08, 2014

China - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture Development Demonstration in Poor Areas Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 5 of 6) : Environmental assessment for Guizhou Province (English)

The purpose of drafting this plan is to, through implementing the policy of prioritizing prevention and comprehensive control, to set up ten to twenty exemplary demonstration bases, introduce the conception of integrated pest management (IPM), offer IPM technique technologies trainings for farmers, grass-roots agricultural technique technologies cohorts and staff from the project office, and widely exercise large scale prevention and control against plants pests plant pests and animals diseases animal diseases. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4617 AUG 07, 2014

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 637 : changes in retirement benefits for Executive Directors and their Alternates (English)

On August 5, 2014, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors adopted resolution number six hundred and thirty-seven. ... See More +

Board Report 90097 AUG 05, 2014

Economics of South African townships : special focus on Diepsloot (English)

Countries everywhere are divided into two distinct spatial realms: one urban, one rural. Classic models of development predict faster growth in the urban sector, causing rapid migration from rural areas to cities, lifting average incomes in both places. ... See More +

Publication 89917 AUG 04, 2014

Mahajan, Sandeep

Aid is good for the poor : Aid is good for the poor (English)

Aid is good for the poor. This paper uses detailed aid data spanning 60 developing countries over the past two decades to show that social aid significantly and directly benefits the poorest in society, while economic aid increases the income of the poor through growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6998 AUG 01, 2014

Hirano, Yumeka; Otsubo, Shigeru

Export performance and geography in Croatia (English)

This paper uses the gravity model to analyze whether the varying export performance of Croatian counties can be explained by their proximity to border gates, ports, and other county-specific characteristics. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6999 AUG 01, 2014

Artuc, Erhan; Iootty, Mariana; Pirlea, Ana Florina

Predicting World Bank project outcome ratings (English)

A number of recent studies have empirically documented links between characteristics of World Bank projects and their ultimate outcomes as evaluated by the World Bank's Independent Evaluation Group. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7001 AUG 01, 2014

Geli, Patricia; Kraay, Aart; Nobakht, Hoveida

Any guarantees? : China's rural minimum living standard guarantee program (English)

This paper examines China's rural minimum living standard guarantee (dibao) program, one of the largest targeted transfer schemes in the world. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 90030 AUG 01, 2014

Golan, Jennifer; Sicular, Terry; Umapathi, Nithin

Poverty impacts of the volume-based special safeguard mechanism (English)

The volume-based Special Safeguard Mechanism was proposed as essential for small, poor farmers and became the proximate cause of the collapse of the Doha Agenda negotiations in 2008. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7006 AUG 01, 2014

Ivanic, Maros; Martin, Will

Use of imported inputs and the cost of importing : evidence from developing countries (English)

For a representative sample of manufacturing firms in 26 countries, this paper shows that changes in the cost of importing over time are significantly and negatively correlated with changes in the percentage of firms' material inputs that are of foreign origin. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7005 AUG 01, 2014

Amin, Mohammad; Islam, Asif

Grain price spikes and beggar-thy-neighbor policy responses : a global economywide analysis (English)

When prices spike in international grain markets, national governments often reduce the extent to which that spike affects their domestic food markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7007 AUG 01, 2014

Jensen, Hans G; Anderson, Kym

Lao People's Democratic - REDD+ Readiness Preparation Support Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 90039 AUG 01, 2014

Food prices, road infrastructure, and market integration in Central and Eastern Africa (English)

Market integration is key to ensuring sufficient and stable food supplies. This paper assesses the impediments to market integration in Central and Eastern Africa for three food staples: maize, rice, and sorghum. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7003 AUG 01, 2014

Brenton, Paul; Portugal-Perez, Alberto; Regolo, Julie

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Unearthing the subsoil : mining and its contribution to national development (English)
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AUG 24, 2014 90141 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Belize - Municipal Development Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2 of 2) : Abbreviated action plan for the Dangriga municipal market subproject (English)
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AUG 20, 2014 RP967 Resettlement Plan
Sudan - Sustainable Natural Resources Management Project : procurement plan (English)
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AUG 12, 2014 89962 Procurement Plan
Understanding changes in poverty (English)
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AUG 12, 2014 80248 Publication
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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AUG 11, 2014 89789 Newsletter
Russian Federation - Monthly economic developments (English)
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AUG 11, 2014 90168 Working Paper
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Mozambique economic update (English)
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AUG 08, 2014 89921 Brief
China - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture Development Demonstration in Poor Areas Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 5 of 6) : Environmental assessment for Guizhou Province (English)
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AUG 07, 2014 E4617 Environmental Assessment
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 637 : changes in retirement benefits for Executive Directors and their Alternates (English)
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AUG 05, 2014 90097 Board Report
Economics of South African townships : special focus on Diepsloot (English)
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AUG 04, 2014 89917 Publication
Aid is good for the poor : Aid is good for the poor (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS6998 Policy Research Working Paper
Export performance and geography in Croatia (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS6999 Policy Research Working Paper
Predicting World Bank project outcome ratings (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7001 Policy Research Working Paper
Any guarantees? : China's rural minimum living standard guarantee program (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90030 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Poverty impacts of the volume-based special safeguard mechanism (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7006 Policy Research Working Paper
Use of imported inputs and the cost of importing : evidence from developing countries (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7005 Policy Research Working Paper
Grain price spikes and beggar-thy-neighbor policy responses : a global economywide analysis (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7007 Policy Research Working Paper
Lao People's Democratic - REDD+ Readiness Preparation Support Project : procurement plan (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90039 Procurement Plan
Food prices, road infrastructure, and market integration in Central and Eastern Africa (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7003 Policy Research Working Paper