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Creative natives in the digital age : how digital technology has revolutionized creative work (English)

Digital technologies have permeated modern life, and their impact on creative work has been revolutionary. This revolution, as widely noted, has disrupted the making, distribution, and consumption of creative output. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7683 MAY 24, 2016

Kabanda,Patrick Disclosed

Senegal - Support to Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Compliance Process Project : additional financing (English)

Project Paper PP1924 MAY 18, 2016

Shakya,Daksha Eligible for Disclosure

Bangladesh - Weather and Climate Services Regional Project (English)

The development objective of the Weather and Climate Services Regional Project for Bangladesh is to strengthen Bangladesh’s capacity to deliver reliable weather, water, and climate information services and improve access to such services by priority sectors and communities. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1414 MAY 13, 2016

Disclosed

Will digital technologies transform agriculture in developing countries ? (English)

Mobile phones and the internet have significantly affected practically all sectors of the economy, and agriculture is no exception. Building on a recent World Bank flagship report, this paper introduces a concise framework for describing the main benefits from new information and communications technologies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7669 MAY 11, 2016

Deichmann,Uwe; Goyal,Aparajita; Mishra,Deepak K. Disclosed

Assessing the social impact of cotton harvest mechanization in Uzbekistan : final report (English)

The Government of Uzbekistan (GoU) has recently adopted a policy to mechanize the cotton harvest as part of its drive to modernize the agricultural sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 105190 MAY 04, 2016

Swinkels,Robertus A Disclosed

Progress in non-monetary well-being in Africa, but large challenges remain (English)

Poverty reduction is not just a matter of improving incomes. Other dimensions that people value, and that cannot be measured by looking at income, include the ability to read and write, the ability to live long and healthy lives, two focus areas of the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as to be free from violence and to be free to decide. ... See More +

Brief 105631 MAY 01, 2016

Beegle,Kathleen G.; Christiaensen,Luc; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Gaddis,Isis Disclosed

Vietnam - Renewable Energy Development Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 2) : Ethnic minorities development plan for Son Tay province - Quang Ngai province : Annexes (English)

The development objective of the Renewable Energy Development Project for Vietnam is to increase the supply of least-cost electricity to the national grid from renewable energy sources on a commercially sustainable basis in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG2178 MAY 01, 2016

Vu,Huong Thi Thu Disclosed

Poverty rates have declined but vulnerability remains high (English)

According to World Bank estimates from household surveys, the share of people in Africa living on less than $1.90 a day fell from 56 percent in 1990 to 43 percent in 2012. ... See More +

Brief 105630 MAY 01, 2016

Beegle,Kathleen G.; Christiaensen,Luc; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Gaddis,Isis Disclosed

Vietnam - Agricultural modernization transforming Vietnamese agriculture : gaining more for less (English)

Over the past quarter century, Vietnam’s agricultural sector has made enormous progress. Vietnam’s performance in terms of agricultural yields, output, and exports, however, has been more impressive than its gains in efficiency, farmer welfare, and product quality. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS15856 APR 29, 2016

Ledesma,Bernardita Disclosed

Pakistan - Second Phase of the Punjab Barrages Improvement Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Second Phase of the Punjab Barrages Improvement Project for Pakistan is to assist the Government of Punjab (GoPunjab) in: (i) rehabilitating and modernizing Jinnah Barrage and carrying out affiliated works to enable reliable and uninterrupted supply of water for over 2.1 million acres of farmland benefitting about 600,000 farm families for irrigation and domestic water users; and (ii) build the capacity of the Punjab Irrigation Department (PID) for improved water resources and irrigation system management. ... See More +

Project Paper RES22827 APR 28, 2016

Syed,Tahira Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic - Strengthening the Chamber of Accounts of the Kyrgyz Republic Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 105011 APR 21, 2016

Disclosed

Greenhouse gas data management : building systems for corporate and facility-level reporting (English)

The guidance provided in this document is not intended to be applied identically in all jurisdictions; instead, it provides an overview of all significant decision points and allows regulators and program administrators to select the information and steps that are most relevant to their specific circumstances and objectives. ... See More +

Publication 104986 APR 19, 2016

Rosenheim, David; Carr,James Alexander; Jorns, Jenna; Hedger, Toby Mandel; Harris,Deborah J.; Boland, Claire; Andrews, Sabrina; Pelt, Marian Van Disclosed

Decomposing response errors in food consumption measurement : implications for survey design from a survey experiment in Tanzania (English)

There is wide variation in how consumption is measured in household surveys both across countries and over time. This variation may confound welfare comparisons in part because these alternative survey designs produce consumption estimates that are differentially influenced by contrasting types of survey response error. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7646 APR 19, 2016

Friedman,Jed; Beegle,Kathleen G.; De Weerdt,Joachim; Gibson,John Disclosed

Is living in African cities expensive ? (English)

Although several studies have examined why overall price levels are higher in richer countries, little is known about whether there is a similar relationship at the urban and city level across countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7641 APR 14, 2016

Nakamura,Shohei; Harati,Rawaa; Lall,Somik V.; Dikhanov,Yuri M.; Hamadeh,Nada; Vigil Oliver,William; Rissanen,Marko Olavi; Yamanaka,Mizuki Disclosed

Competition makes IT better : evidence on when firms use it more effectively (English)

This paper uses a unique firm-level data set for Mexico, with information never used for research before, to assess how use of information technology (IT henceforth) influences firm performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7638 APR 13, 2016

Iacovone,Leonardo; Pereira Lopez,Mariana De La Paz; Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias Disclosed

Economic structural change as an option for mitigating the impacts of climate change (English)

Improving the resilience of the economy in the face of uncertain climate change damages involves irreversible investments to scale up new technologies that are less vulnerable to the effects of climate change. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7637 APR 13, 2016

Golub,Alexander Alexandrovich; Toman,Michael A. Disclosed

Uganda - Millennium Science Initiative Project (English)

Ratings for the Millennium Science Initiative Project for Uganda were as follows: outcome was moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was significant, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Project Performance Assessment Report 102970 APR 07, 2016

Disclosed

Chad - Shaping adaptive safety nets to address vulnerability (English)

Other Social Protection Study 103560 APR 05, 2016

Disclosed

Inventor diasporas and the internationalization of technology (English)

This paper documents the influence of diaspora networks of highly-skilled individuals -- that is, inventors -- on international technological collaborations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7619 APR 04, 2016

Miguelez,Ernest Disclosed

Future of food : shaping the global food system to deliver improved nutrition and health (English)

Despite significant progress the world continues to bear a triple burden of malnutrition. These three burdens are related, but distinctly different, problems: energy deficiencies (hunger), micronutrient deficiencies (hidden hunger), 3 and excessive net energy intake and unhealthy diets overweight/obesity). ... See More +

Working Paper 104757 APR 01, 2016

Townsend,Robert; Jaffee,Steven M.; Hoberg,Yurie Tanimichi; Htenas,Aira Maria; Shekar,Meera; Hyder,Ziauddin; Gautam,Madhur; Kray,Holger A.; Ronchi,Loraine; Hussain,Sarwat; Elder,Leslie K.; Moses,Eugene Disclosed

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Creative natives in the digital age : how digital technology has revolutionized creative work (English)
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MAY 24, 2016 WPS7683 Policy Research Working Paper
Senegal - Support to Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Compliance Process Project : additional financing (English)
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MAY 18, 2016 PP1924 Project Paper
Bangladesh - Weather and Climate Services Regional Project (English)
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MAY 13, 2016 PAD1414 Project Appraisal Document
Will digital technologies transform agriculture in developing countries ? (English)
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MAY 11, 2016 WPS7669 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing the social impact of cotton harvest mechanization in Uzbekistan : final report (English)
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MAY 04, 2016 105190 Working Paper
Progress in non-monetary well-being in Africa, but large challenges remain (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105631 Brief
Vietnam - Renewable Energy Development Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 2) : Ethnic minorities development plan for Son Tay province - Quang Ngai province : Annexes (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 SFG2178 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Poverty rates have declined but vulnerability remains high (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105630 Brief
Vietnam - Agricultural modernization transforming Vietnamese agriculture : gaining more for less (English)
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APR 29, 2016 AUS15856 Working Paper
Pakistan - Second Phase of the Punjab Barrages Improvement Project : restructuring (English)
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APR 28, 2016 RES22827 Project Paper
Kyrgyz Republic - Strengthening the Chamber of Accounts of the Kyrgyz Republic Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 21, 2016 105011 Procurement Plan
Greenhouse gas data management : building systems for corporate and facility-level reporting (English)
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APR 19, 2016 104986 Publication
Decomposing response errors in food consumption measurement : implications for survey design from a survey experiment in Tanzania (English)
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APR 19, 2016 WPS7646 Policy Research Working Paper
Is living in African cities expensive ? (English)
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APR 14, 2016 WPS7641 Policy Research Working Paper
Competition makes IT better : evidence on when firms use it more effectively (English)
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APR 13, 2016 WPS7638 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic structural change as an option for mitigating the impacts of climate change (English)
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APR 13, 2016 WPS7637 Policy Research Working Paper
Uganda - Millennium Science Initiative Project (English)
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APR 07, 2016 102970 Project Performance Assessment Report
Chad - Shaping adaptive safety nets to address vulnerability (English)
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APR 05, 2016 103560 Other Social Protection Study
Inventor diasporas and the internationalization of technology (English)
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APR 04, 2016 WPS7619 Policy Research Working Paper
Future of food : shaping the global food system to deliver improved nutrition and health (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104757 Working Paper