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Predicting conflict (English)

This paper studies the performance of alternative prediction models for conflict. The analysis contrasts the performance of conventional approaches based on predicted probabilities generated by binary response regressions and random forests with two unconventional classification algorithms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8075 MAY 26, 2017

Celiku,Bledi; Kraay,Aart C. Disclosed

Kenya - Petroleum Technical Assistance Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Strategic environmental and social assessment : final report (English)

The development objective of the Petroleum Technical Assistance Project for Kenya is to strengthen the capacity of the Government of Kenya (GoK) to manage its petroleum sector and wealth for sustainable development impacts. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2851 MAY 24, 2017

Nguyen,Helen Ba Thanh Disclosed

Mexico - Poverty in the state of Veracruz : evolution and prospects for a social policy agenda (Spanish)

Working Paper 114834 MAY 23, 2017

Disclosed

Do different types of assets have differential effects on child education ? evidence from Tanzania (English)

To assess the conventional view that assets uniformly improve childhood development through wealth effects, this paper tests whether different types of assets have different effects on child education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8071 MAY 22, 2017

Kafle,Kashi Ram; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Winter-Nelson,Alex Eugene Disclosed

Republic of Congo - PEMFAR : implementing public financial management reforms to stimulate growth and achieve shared prosperity (French)

La République du Congo possède de nombreuses ressources qui peuvent être mises à profit pour bâtir une économie solide et robuste. Ces ressources sont : le pétrole, les minerais, les terres arables et une population jeune. ... See More +

Other Public Sector Study ACS14289 MAY 22, 2017

English Disclosed

Somalia - Emergency Drought Response and Recovery Project (English)

The development objective of Emergency Drought Response and Recovery Project is to address the immediate needs of the drought affected people within the territory of the Federal Republic of Somalia, and support resilient recovery through the provision of livelihood opportunities and the restoration of agricultural and pastoral production. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2425 MAY 22, 2017

Disclosed

Toward more efficient and effective public social spending in Central America (English)

Central America has come a long way both in terms of economic and political stability. Increasingly the region is focusing on implementing productivity-enhancing reforms as well as supporting reductions in poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Publication 115209 MAY 18, 2017

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Gindling,Thomas; Pena,Christine Lao Disclosed

Why do some oil-rich countries perform better than others ? (English)

Progress in child mortality reduction and education attainment varies widely among oil-rich countries. This paper investigates the causes of this variation using an empirical model that departs from the available literature in allowing for explicit measurement of the impact of initial levels of child mortality and education attainment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8066 MAY 17, 2017

Iqbal,Farrukh; Kiendrebeogo,Youssouf Disclosed

Economic inclusion of LGBTI groups in Thailand (Thai)

In almost every country, stigma against a non normative sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) fuels the social exclusion of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. ... See More +

Working Paper 114995 MAY 17, 2017

English Disclosed

Nigeria - Economic Transformation Project : environmental assessment : Environment and social systems assessment (English)

The development objective of the Economic Transformation Project for Nigeria is to improve the business environment and promote private investments in the State of Kaduna in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment 114061 MAY 16, 2017

Jaffrin,Guillemette Sidonie Disclosed

Armenia - Electricity Transmission Network Improvement Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 115034 MAY 15, 2017

Disclosed

Fact sheet : multisectoral nutrition assessment in Sri Lanka's estate sector : Fact Sheet - Multisectoral Nutrition Assessment in Sri Lankas Estate Sector - Estate Sector Nutrition Communication - P161017 (English)

This factsheet surveys multisectoral nutrition assessment in Sri Lanka's estate sector where malnutrition is an issue of public health concern; under nutrition in children under five years and among pregnant women has far-reaching consequences for them and society at large; several risk factors prevail in the estate sector that lead children to be malnourished; problems have been identified in food utilization and feeding practices; knowledge is not translated into practice; gaps in quality of service provision for children were noted; significant space for improving nutrition service delivery for women both before and during pregnancy; poor standards of Child Development Centers; provision of safe water and sanitation facilities prevents malnutrition and diarrhea. ... See More +

Working Paper 115196 MAY 13, 2017

;000299428:Dilinika Peiris:dpeiris@worldbank.org; 000232652:Phoebe M. Folger:pfolger@worldbank.org; ;000250282:Yi-Kyoung Lee:ylee1@worldbank.org; Disclosed

Compensation, diversity and inclusion at the World Bank Group (English)

This paper examines salary gaps by gender and nationality at the World Bank Group between 1987 and 2015 using a unique panel of all employees over this period. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8058 MAY 12, 2017

Das,Jishnu; Joubert,Clement Jean Edouard; Tordoir,Sander Florian Disclosed

Burkina Faso - Local Government Support Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG3336 MAY 10, 2017

Ranaivoarivelo,Herimpamonjy Mavoarisoa Disclosed

Kiribati - Fourth Phase of the Pacific Regional Connectivity Program Project (English)

The development objective of the Fourth Phase of the Pacific Regional Connectivity Program Project for Kiribati is to reduce the cost and increase the availability of Internet services in Kiribati. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2038 MAY 09, 2017

Disclosed

Yemen - Emergency Crisis Response Project : second additional financing and restructuring (English)

The development objective of Yemen Emergency Crisis Response Project (ECRP) is to (i) provide short-term employment and access to selected basic services to the most vulnerable; (ii) preserve existing implementation capacity of two service delivery programs; and (iii) provide emergency cash transfers to the poor and vulnerable in response to the food crisis. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD2402 MAY 09, 2017

Disclosed

Guinea-Bissau - Emergency Water and Electricity Services Upgrading Project : additional financing (English)

The objective of the Additional Financing for the Emergency Water and Electricity Services Upgrading Project for Guinea-Bissau is to: (a) restore and increase the access of the population of the Recipient's capital city of Bissau to safe water and improve the quality of water services and (b) improve the reliability of electricity supply to the population of Bissau. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD2282 MAY 08, 2017

Disclosed

OECS Countries - Regional Agricultural Competitiveness Project (English)

The development objective of Regional Agricultural Competitiveness Project for OECS countries is to enhance access to markets and sales for competitively selected farmers and fishers, as well as their allied aggregators and agro-processors, in Grenada and St. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1941 MAY 07, 2017

Disclosed

Vietnam - Medium Cities Development Project : additional financing : resettlement plan : Kế hoạch tái định cư (Vietnamese)

The development objective of the Additional Financing for Medium Cities Development Project for Vietnam is to increase access to improved urban infrastructure services in three selected medium sized cities, Lao Cai, Phu Ly, and Vinh, in a sustainable and efficient manner. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG2691 MAY 04, 2017

Nguyen,Giang Thi Huong English Disclosed

Who serves the poor ? surveying civil servants in the developing world (English)

Who are the civil servants that serve poor people in the developing world? This paper uses direct surveys of civil servants -- the professional body of administrators who manage government policy -- and their organizations from Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan and the Philippines, to highlight key aspects of their characteristics and experience of civil service life. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8051 MAY 04, 2017

Rogger,Daniel Oliver Disclosed

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Predicting conflict (English)
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MAY 26, 2017 WPS8075 Policy Research Working Paper
Kenya - Petroleum Technical Assistance Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Strategic environmental and social assessment : final report (English)
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MAY 24, 2017 SFG2851 Environmental Assessment
Mexico - Poverty in the state of Veracruz : evolution and prospects for a social policy agenda (Spanish)
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MAY 23, 2017 114834 Working Paper
Do different types of assets have differential effects on child education ? evidence from Tanzania (English)
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MAY 22, 2017 WPS8071 Policy Research Working Paper
Republic of Congo - PEMFAR : implementing public financial management reforms to stimulate growth and achieve shared prosperity (French)
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MAY 22, 2017 ACS14289 Other Public Sector Study English
Somalia - Emergency Drought Response and Recovery Project (English)
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MAY 22, 2017 PAD2425 Project Appraisal Document
Toward more efficient and effective public social spending in Central America (English)
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MAY 18, 2017 115209 Publication
Why do some oil-rich countries perform better than others ? (English)
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MAY 17, 2017 WPS8066 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic inclusion of LGBTI groups in Thailand (Thai)
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MAY 17, 2017 114995 Working Paper English
Nigeria - Economic Transformation Project : environmental assessment : Environment and social systems assessment (English)
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MAY 16, 2017 114061 Environmental Assessment
Armenia - Electricity Transmission Network Improvement Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAY 15, 2017 115034 Procurement Plan
Fact sheet : multisectoral nutrition assessment in Sri Lanka's estate sector : Fact Sheet - Multisectoral Nutrition Assessment in Sri Lankas Estate Sector - Estate Sector Nutrition Communication - P161017 (English)
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MAY 13, 2017 115196 Working Paper
Compensation, diversity and inclusion at the World Bank Group (English)
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MAY 12, 2017 WPS8058 Policy Research Working Paper
Burkina Faso - Local Government Support Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)
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MAY 10, 2017 SFG3336 Environmental Assessment
Kiribati - Fourth Phase of the Pacific Regional Connectivity Program Project (English)
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MAY 09, 2017 PAD2038 Project Appraisal Document
Yemen - Emergency Crisis Response Project : second additional financing and restructuring (English)
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MAY 09, 2017 PAD2402 Project Paper
Guinea-Bissau - Emergency Water and Electricity Services Upgrading Project : additional financing (English)
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MAY 08, 2017 PAD2282 Project Paper
OECS Countries - Regional Agricultural Competitiveness Project (English)
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MAY 07, 2017 PAD1941 Project Appraisal Document
Vietnam - Medium Cities Development Project : additional financing : resettlement plan : Kế hoạch tái định cư (Vietnamese)
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MAY 04, 2017 SFG2691 Resettlement Plan English
Who serves the poor ? surveying civil servants in the developing world (English)
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MAY 04, 2017 WPS8051 Policy Research Working Paper