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The impact of hurricane strikes on short-term local economic activity : evidence from nightlight images in the Dominican Republic (English)

The Dominican Republic is highly exposed to adverse natural events putting the country at risk of losing hard-won economic, social, and environmental gains due to the impacts of disasters. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8275 DEC 14, 2017

Miranda Montero,Juan Jose; Ishizawa Escudero,Oscar Anil; Strobl,Eric Disclosed

Are psychometric tools a viable screening method for small and medium-size enterprise lending ? evidence from Peru (English)

This study collaborated with the Entrepreneurial Finance Lab and a large bank in Peru to use psychometrics for small and medium-size enterprise lending. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8276 DEC 14, 2017

Ruiz Ortega,Claudia; Arraiz,Irani; Bruhn,Miriam; Stucchi,Rodolfo Mario Disclosed

The global costs of protectionism (English)

This paper quantifies the wide-ranging costs of potential increases in worldwide barriers to trade in two scenarios. First, a coordinated global withdrawal of tariff commitments from all existing bilateral/regional trade agreements, as well as from unilateral preferential schemes coupled with an increase in the cost of traded services, is estimated to result in annual worldwide real income losses of 0.3 percent or US$211 billion relative to the baseline after three years. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8277 DEC 14, 2017

Kutlina-Dimitrova,Zornitsa; Lakatos,Csilla Disclosed

Jordan - Emergency Services And Social Resilience Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 122069 DEC 14, 2017

Disclosed

A GEM for streamlined dynamic CGE analysis : structure, interface, data, and macro application (English)

This paper provides an overview, macro application, and detailed documentation of GEM-Core, a dynamic computable general equilibrium (CGE) model designed for medium- and long-run policy analysis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8272 DEC 13, 2017

Cicowiez,Martin; Lofgren,Hans Disclosed

Building macro SAMs from cross-country databases : method and matrices for 133 countries (English)

Social accounting matrices (SAMs) are the key data input for computable general equilibrium (CGE) models. After a brief introduction to SAMs, this paper presents a method and related computer program for constructing macro SAMs from cross-country databases. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8273 DEC 13, 2017

Cicowiez,Martin; Lofgren,Hans Disclosed

How do multinationals report their economic, social, and environmental impacts? evidence from global reporting initiative data (English)

This paper examines the role of multinational enterprises in sustainability reporting. The study assesses how multinational enterprise status correlates with a company's average disclosure rate and probability of reporting on economic, labor and social, environmental, and governance indicators. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8274 DEC 13, 2017

Winkler,Deborah Elisabeth Disclosed

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Energy Efficiency Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 122061 DEC 13, 2017

Disclosed

Mission and the bottom line : performance incentives in a multi-goal organization (English)

The impact of performance pay in institutions with multiple goals depends on complementarities in the disutility cost of effort and how different tasks interact to achieve each goal. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8270 DEC 12, 2017

Shrestha,Slesh Anand; Mansuri,Ghazala; Gine,Xavier Disclosed

Man vs. machine in predicting successful entrepreneurs : evidence from a business plan competition in Nigeria (English)

This paper compares the relative performance of man and machine in being able to predict outcomes for entrants in a business plan competition in Nigeria. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8271 DEC 12, 2017

Mckenzie,David J.; Sansone,Dario Disclosed

Mobilizing Islamic finance for infrastructure public-private partnerships (English)

This public-private infrastructure advisory facility (PPIAF) - funded report aims to discuss and disseminate information on how Islamic finance has been applied in infrastructure projects through public-private partnership (PPP) schemes, what the structural challenges and solutions are, and what can be done to deepen and maximize the use of Islamic finance for this purpose. ... See More +

Working Paper 122039 DEC 12, 2017

Alawode,Abayomi A.; Ahmad,Aijaz - GTPPP Disclosed

Looking beyond government-led delivery of water supply and sanitation services : the market choices and practices of Haiti’s most vulnerable people (English)

The Haiti water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) Poverty Diagnostic seeks to inform how to maximize the socioeconomic impact of the scarce fiscal resources channeled to the sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 122047 DEC 12, 2017

Sanz Uriarte,Zael; Perge,Emilie Bernadette; Jacobsen,Carl Christian Gyde Disclosed

Assessing the effects of results based management reforms (English)

The World Bank is often called on by governments to assist them with the process of reforming their performance management systems and measurement approaches. ... See More +

Brief 122042 DEC 12, 2017

Hartmann,Till Johannes; Zoratto,Laura De Castro Disclosed

Mauritius - Addressing inequality through more equitable labor markets (English)

Mauritius is often cited as one of the few African success stories, and with good reason. In the aftermath of independence (1968), this small island nation in the Indian Ocean seemed to be bound for economic failure because of its high poverty rate and numerous vulnerabilities, including high population growth, ethnic tensions, substantial unemployment, and an economy greatly dependent on the production of sugar for international markets. ... See More +

Working Paper 122040 DEC 12, 2017

Paci,Pierella; Ranzani,Marco; Grasso,Giuseppe Disclosed

The whys of social exclusion : insights from behavioral economics (English)

All over the world, people are prevented from participating fully in society through mechanisms that go beyond the structural and institutional barriers identified by rational choice theory (poverty, exclusion by law or force, taste-based and statistical discrimination, and externalities from social networks). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8267 DEC 11, 2017

Walsh,James Sonam; Hoff,Karla Disclosed

Appraisal econometrics for proposed transport corridors : optimal placement, intervention design, and wider economic benefits (English)

Transport corridors to stimulate regional integration and trade have become a popular development tool. But when they fail to generate the expected wider economic benefits, they can become wasteful or unequitable investments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8269 DEC 11, 2017

Melecky,Martin Disclosed

Capital and labor : the factor income composition of top incomes in the United States, 1962-2006 (English)

This paper finds that capital and labor incomes in the United States have become more closely associated since the 1980s. This contributed to the well-known increase in the top 1 percent's share of total income, exacerbating rising inequality in capital incomes and earnings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8268 DEC 11, 2017

Atkinson,Anthony B.; Lakner,Christoph Disclosed

Sierra Leone - Jobs diagnostic (English)

Sierra Leone is a relatively small economy with potential for jobs-rich growth. It is an extremely poor nation with substantial mineral, agricultural, and fishery resources. ... See More +

Working Paper 122016 DEC 11, 2017

Michel Gutierrez,Veronica; Gonzalez,Alvaro S. Disclosed

The value of reference letters (English)

This paper shows that reference letters from former employers alleviate information asymmetries about workers' skills and improve both match quality and equity in the labor market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8266 DEC 11, 2017

Abel,Simon Martin; Burger,Rulof Petrus; Piraino,Patrizio Disclosed

Internal Audit Vice Presidency Annual Report Fiscal Year 2017 (English)

The Internal Audit Vice Presidency (IAD) reviews the processes of the World Bank Group (WBG) institutions from an independent and objective standpoint to help improve their operations. . ... See More +

Board Report 122068 DEC 11, 2017

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The impact of hurricane strikes on short-term local economic activity : evidence from nightlight images in the Dominican Republic (English)
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DEC 14, 2017 WPS8275 Policy Research Working Paper
Are psychometric tools a viable screening method for small and medium-size enterprise lending ? evidence from Peru (English)
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DEC 14, 2017 WPS8276 Policy Research Working Paper
The global costs of protectionism (English)
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DEC 14, 2017 WPS8277 Policy Research Working Paper
Jordan - Emergency Services And Social Resilience Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 14, 2017 122069 Procurement Plan
A GEM for streamlined dynamic CGE analysis : structure, interface, data, and macro application (English)
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DEC 13, 2017 WPS8272 Policy Research Working Paper
Building macro SAMs from cross-country databases : method and matrices for 133 countries (English)
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DEC 13, 2017 WPS8273 Policy Research Working Paper
How do multinationals report their economic, social, and environmental impacts? evidence from global reporting initiative data (English)
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DEC 13, 2017 WPS8274 Policy Research Working Paper
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Energy Efficiency Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 13, 2017 122061 Procurement Plan
Mission and the bottom line : performance incentives in a multi-goal organization (English)
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DEC 12, 2017 WPS8270 Policy Research Working Paper
Man vs. machine in predicting successful entrepreneurs : evidence from a business plan competition in Nigeria (English)
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DEC 12, 2017 WPS8271 Policy Research Working Paper
Mobilizing Islamic finance for infrastructure public-private partnerships (English)
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DEC 12, 2017 122039 Working Paper
Looking beyond government-led delivery of water supply and sanitation services : the market choices and practices of Haiti’s most vulnerable people (English)
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DEC 12, 2017 122047 Working Paper
Assessing the effects of results based management reforms (English)
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DEC 12, 2017 122042 Brief
Mauritius - Addressing inequality through more equitable labor markets (English)
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DEC 12, 2017 122040 Working Paper
The whys of social exclusion : insights from behavioral economics (English)
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DEC 11, 2017 WPS8267 Policy Research Working Paper
Appraisal econometrics for proposed transport corridors : optimal placement, intervention design, and wider economic benefits (English)
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DEC 11, 2017 WPS8269 Policy Research Working Paper
Capital and labor : the factor income composition of top incomes in the United States, 1962-2006 (English)
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DEC 11, 2017 WPS8268 Policy Research Working Paper
Sierra Leone - Jobs diagnostic (English)
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DEC 11, 2017 122016 Working Paper
The value of reference letters (English)
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DEC 11, 2017 WPS8266 Policy Research Working Paper
Internal Audit Vice Presidency Annual Report Fiscal Year 2017 (English)
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DEC 11, 2017 122068 Board Report