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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

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

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

Mozambique - Mining and Gas Technical Assistance Project (MAGTAP) : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 97586 JUN 15, 2015

The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Sierra Leone : results from a high frequency cell phone survey (round three) (English)

As of June 7, 2015, Sierra Leone had reported more than 12,900 cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), and over 3,900 deaths since the outbreak began. ... See More +

Working Paper 97392 JUN 15, 2015

Himelein,Kristen; Testaverde,Mauro; Turay, Abubakarr; Turay, Samuel

Transcript of oral history interview with Russell Cheetham held on June 4 and 6, 2012 (English)

On June 4 and 6, 2012, Russell Cheetham was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by Charles Ziegler. During his tenure at the Bank from 1969 to 1996, Mr. ... See More +

Transcript 97682 JUN 04, 2015

Colombia - Strengthening the National System of Science, Technology, and Innovation Project : restructuring (English)

The objectives of the Strengthening the National System of Science, Technology, and Innovation Project for Colombia are to strengthen Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation (COLCIENCIAS) capacity to promote human capital for the knowledge economy, research and development (RD) and innovation; and raise awareness of science, technology and innovation in the Colombian society. ... See More +

Project Paper RES18041 JUN 03, 2015

Policies, prices, and poverty : the sugar, vegetable oil, and flour industries in Senegal (English)

Like many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Senegal has struggled to develop its industrial sector in the face of import competition. For basic food products, there is an implicit trade-off between the objectives of maintaining employment and lowering the cost of living, both of which figure prominently in current government policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7286 JUN 02, 2015

Mbaye,Ahmadou Aly; Golub ,Stephen S.; English,E. Philip

Agriculture production and transport infrastructure in east Africa : an application of spatial autoregression (English)

Africa is estimated to have great potential for agricultural production, but there are a number of constraints inhibiting the development of that potential. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7281 JUN 01, 2015

Iimi,Atsushi; You,Liangzhi; Wood-Sichra,Ulrike; Humphrey,Richard Martin

Risk management in customs : benefits of customs reform - the evidence from Albania (English)

Research into the economic impact of a customs reform in Albania shows the promise of the broader trade facilitation reform efforts that are gaining momentum in developing countries worldwide. ... See More +

Viewpoint 97220 JUN 01, 2015

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

The global opportunity in online outsourcing (English)

Online outsourcing (OO) has become a promising alternative to traditional employment in today’s digital era. It has transformed where, when, and how work is performed. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study ACS14228 JUN 01, 2015

The impact of easing the US travel restrictions against Cuba on tourism in the OECS (English)

The US authorities announced in December 2014 an intention to normalize relations with Cuba, including measures to ease economic sanctions and the ban on US citizens’ travel to Cuba. ... See More +

Brief 97687 JUN 01, 2015

Djiofack,Calvin Zebaze; Odawara,Rei; Ivanic,Maros; Lohi,Julie Saty

Tanzania - Agricultural sector risk assessment (English)

This study aims to achieve a better understanding of the agricultural risk and risk management situation in Tanzania with a view to identifying key solutions to reduce current gross domestic product (GDP) growth volatility. ... See More +

Other Agricultural Study 94883 JUN 01, 2015

China - Nanning-Guangzhou Railway Project : procurement plan (English,Chinese)

Procurement Plan 96706 MAY 26, 2015

China - Shijiazhuang-Zhengzhou Railway Project : procurement plan (English,Chinese)

Procurement Plan 96708 MAY 26, 2015

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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
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
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
Mozambique - Mining and Gas Technical Assistance Project (MAGTAP) : procurement plan (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 97586 Procurement Plan
The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Sierra Leone : results from a high frequency cell phone survey (round three) (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 97392 Working Paper
Transcript of oral history interview with Russell Cheetham held on June 4 and 6, 2012 (English)
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JUN 04, 2015 97682 Transcript
Colombia - Strengthening the National System of Science, Technology, and Innovation Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 03, 2015 RES18041 Project Paper
Policies, prices, and poverty : the sugar, vegetable oil, and flour industries in Senegal (English)
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JUN 02, 2015 WPS7286 Policy Research Working Paper
Agriculture production and transport infrastructure in east Africa : an application of spatial autoregression (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 WPS7281 Policy Research Working Paper
Risk management in customs : benefits of customs reform - the evidence from Albania (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97220 Viewpoint
The global opportunity in online outsourcing (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 ACS14228 Other Poverty Study
The impact of easing the US travel restrictions against Cuba on tourism in the OECS (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97687 Brief
Tanzania - Agricultural sector risk assessment (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 94883 Other Agricultural Study
China - Nanning-Guangzhou Railway Project : procurement plan (English,Chinese)
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MAY 26, 2015 96706 Procurement Plan
China - Shijiazhuang-Zhengzhou Railway Project : procurement plan (English,Chinese)
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MAY 26, 2015 96708 Procurement Plan