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Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Corredor Seco Food Security Project - P148737 (English)

Project Information Document PIDA30489 JUL 14, 2015

Weiss,Eli

The impacts of trade facilitation measures on international trade flows (English)

This paper analyzes the impacts of selected trade facilitation measures on international trade flows. A gravity model is used to estimate four equations: a pooled cross-section model; a fixed-effects model; a random effects model; and a Poisson maximum likelihood estimator. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7367 JUL 14, 2015

de Sá Porto,Paulo C.; Canuto,Otaviano; Morini,Cristiano

The export-productivity link in Brazilian manufacturing firms (English)

This paper explores the link between exports and total factor productivity in Brazilian manufacturing firms over the period 2000–08. The Brazilian experience is instructive, as it is a case of an economy that expanded aggregate exports significantly, but with stagnant aggregate growth in total factor productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7365 JUL 13, 2015

Cirera,Xavier; Lederman,Daniel; Máñez,J.A.; Rochina,M.E.; Sanchis,J.A.

Reaching the poor and vulnerable : Key considerations in designing targeting systems (English)

Many countries develop systems to identify the poor and vulnerable in order to direct program resources to these areas and groups, often to ensure their inclusion in social service provision orcommunity development. ... See More +

Working Paper 97963 JUL 07, 2015

Dutta,Puja Vasudeva; Okamura,Yuko

The experience of cash transfers in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)

Cash is an appropriate instrument to provide assistance to poor and vulnerable households in most contexts in Myanmar. Cash transfers (CTs) have the potential to help poor and vulnerable householdsmeet basic needs and encourage investments in human capital accumulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 97957 JUL 07, 2015

Infante Villarroel,Alba Mariana

The experience of public works programs in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)

Public Work Programs (PWPs) can be a useful tool for poverty reduction and social protection provision in Myanmar by presenting a coherent framework to achieve several objectives (seasonal income and food security, disaster recovery, community resilience, social cohesion). ... See More +

Working Paper 97955 JUL 07, 2015

Infante Villarroel,Alba Mariana

Mauritania - Second EITI Post Compliance Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 98136 JUL 06, 2015

Solomon Islands - Solomon Islands - Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Implementation : P118757 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR20024 JUL 02, 2015

Heller,Katherine C.

Use of catastrophe risk models in assessing sovereign food security for risk transfer (English)

This paper discusses how catastrophe crop risk models can be used to assess food security needs at the sovereign level for the purpose of risk transfer. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7360 JUL 02, 2015

SharmamMohan; Hohl,Roman

Egypt - Sustainable Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Management Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) (English)

The development objective of the Sustainable Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Management Project for Egypt is to improve the management and disposal of targeted stockpiles of obsolete pesticides, including POPs and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs), in an environmentally sound manner. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1194 JUL 01, 2015

Gold mining and proto-urbanization : recent evidence from Ghana (English)

Central place theory predicts that agglomeration can arise from external shocks. This paper investigates whether gold mining is a catalyst for proto-urbanization in rural Ghana. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7347 JUN 30, 2015

Fafchamps,Marcel; Koelle,Michael Rene; Shilpi,Forhad J.

High-powered incentives and communication failure (English)

This paper uses a donor-provider-agent framework to study the role of provider incentives for the delivery of developmental goods like aid, credit, or technology transfer to the poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7345 JUN 29, 2015

Mishra,Ajit Kumar; Sarangi,Sudipta

What drives local food prices ? evidence from the Tanzanian maize market (English)

This study quantifies the relationship between Tanzanian and external maize markets while also accounting for domestic influences. It concludes that external influences on domestic prices originate from regional, rather than global, markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7338 JUN 26, 2015

Baffes,John; Kshirsagar,Varun; Mitchell,Donald

Mongolia - MONSTAT: Strengthening the National Statistical System Project (English)

Ratings for the MONSTAT: Strengthening the National Statistical System Project for Mongolia was as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was low or negligible, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3398 JUN 26, 2015

Colombia - Strengthening Public Information, Monitoring, and Evaluation for Results Management Project under the STATCAP (APL) Program : Mexico - Tax Administration Institutional Development Project (English)

Ratings for the Strengthening Public Information, Monitoring, and Evaluation for Results Management Project under the STATCAP (APL) Program for Colombia were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was low or negligible, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3449 JUN 24, 2015

Egypt - Emergency Labor Intensive Investment Project : restructuring (English)

The objectives of the Emergency Labor Intensive Investment Project for Egypt are: (i) to create short-term employment opportunities for unemployed unskilled and semi-skilled workers, and (ii) to provide access to basic infrastructure services to the target population in poor areas in the Borrowers territory. ... See More +

Project Paper RES18131 JUN 23, 2015

Do improved biomass cookstoves reduce fuelwood consumption and carbon emissions ? evidence from rural Ethiopia using a randomized treatment trial with electronic monitoring (English)

This paper uses a randomized experimental design with real-time electronic stove temperature measurements and controlled cooking tests to estimate the fuelwood and carbon dioxide savings from an improved cookstove program in the process of being implemented in rural Ethiopia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7324 JUN 22, 2015

Beyene,Abebe; Bluffstone,Randy; Gebreegzhiaber,Zenebe; Martinsson,Peter; Mekonnen,Alemu; Vieider,Ferdinand

Understanding the operations of freight forwarders : evidence from Serbia (English)

Freight forwarders play a key role in moving goods across international borders. They arrange transport, oversee customs clearance on behalf of their clients, and more generally troubleshoot issues that arise while goods are in transit. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7311 JUN 17, 2015

Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry

Export diversification in Africa : the importance of good trade logistics (English)

Economic activity in many African countries remains highly concentrated and exports are often dominated by mineral resources or a few primary products. ... See More +

Working Paper 97402 JUN 15, 2015

Huria,Ankur; Brenton,Paul

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Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Corredor Seco Food Security Project - P148737 (English)
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JUL 14, 2015 PIDA30489 Project Information Document
The impacts of trade facilitation measures on international trade flows (English)
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JUL 14, 2015 WPS7367 Policy Research Working Paper
The export-productivity link in Brazilian manufacturing firms (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 WPS7365 Policy Research Working Paper
Reaching the poor and vulnerable : Key considerations in designing targeting systems (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97963 Working Paper
The experience of cash transfers in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97957 Working Paper
The experience of public works programs in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97955 Working Paper
Mauritania - Second EITI Post Compliance Project (English)
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JUL 06, 2015 98136 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Solomon Islands - Solomon Islands - Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Implementation : P118757 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 ISR20024 Implementation Status and Results Report
Use of catastrophe risk models in assessing sovereign food security for risk transfer (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7360 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh - Ghorashal Unit 4 Repowering Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 5) : Emergency response and disaster management plan (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 SFG1208 Environmental Assessment
Egypt - Sustainable Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Management Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 SFG1194 Environmental Assessment
Gold mining and proto-urbanization : recent evidence from Ghana (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7347 Policy Research Working Paper
High-powered incentives and communication failure (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 WPS7345 Policy Research Working Paper
What drives local food prices ? evidence from the Tanzanian maize market (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 WPS7338 Policy Research Working Paper
Mongolia - MONSTAT: Strengthening the National Statistical System Project (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 ICR3398 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Colombia - Strengthening Public Information, Monitoring, and Evaluation for Results Management Project under the STATCAP (APL) Program : Mexico - Tax Administration Institutional Development Project (English)
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JUN 24, 2015 ICR3449 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Egypt - Emergency Labor Intensive Investment Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 RES18131 Project Paper
Do improved biomass cookstoves reduce fuelwood consumption and carbon emissions ? evidence from rural Ethiopia using a randomized treatment trial with electronic monitoring (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7324 Policy Research Working Paper
Understanding the operations of freight forwarders : evidence from Serbia (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7311 Policy Research Working Paper
Export diversification in Africa : the importance of good trade logistics (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 97402 Working Paper