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Grow, invest, insure : a game plan to end extreme poverty by 2030 (English)

As global extreme poverty has fallen -- by one measure, from close to 2 billion people in 1990 to about 700 million today -- the world has learned about antipoverty strategies that work. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7892 NOV 15, 2016

Gill,Indermit S.; Revenga,Ana L.; Zeballos,Christian Disclosed

Benefits of electrification and the role of reliability : evidence from India (English)

This paper estimates the welfare impact of rural electrification in India using nationally representative household panel survey data for 2005 and 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7889 NOV 14, 2016

Samad,Hussain A.; Zhang,Fan Disclosed

Socioeconomic resilience : multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries (English)

This paper presents a model to assess the socioeconomic resilience to natural disasters of an economy, defined as its capacity to mitigate the impact of disaster-related asset losses on welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7886 NOV 14, 2016

Hallegatte,Stephane; Bangalore,Mook; Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille Disclosed

Are losses from natural disasters more than just asset losses ? the role of capital aggregation, sector interactions, and investment behaviors (English)

The welfare impact of a natural disaster depends on its effect on consumption, not only on the direct asset losses and human losses that are usually estimated and reported after disasters. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7885 NOV 14, 2016

Hallegatte,Stephane; Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille Disclosed

Afghanistan - Country Partnership Framework for the period FY17-FY20 : chair summary (English)

In this meeting Executive Directors discussed the Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Afghanistan for FY17-FY20. Directors welcomed the progress that has been achieved in Afghanistan and the government’s commitment to reforms and partnership that pave the way for development. ... See More +

Board Report 109589 OCT 27, 2016

Disclosed

Cabo Verde - State Owned Enterprise Reform Program (English)

Program Information Document PIDC94450 OCT 20, 2016

Hansen,Kjetil Disclosed

How do cities in Ethiopia create jobs ? (English)

This paper reviews city-based industrialization across Ethiopia to understand (a) its importance in driving net job creation, and (b) the factors that determine the success of high-growth industries and cities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7866 OCT 18, 2016

Mukim,Megha Disclosed

Conflict and Poverty in Afghanistan's Transition (English)

Despite record economic growth for more than a decade, poverty has remained stubbornly high in Afghanistan, especially in the regions that suffered less from conflict. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7864 OCT 17, 2016

Floreani,Vincent Arthur; Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Rama,Martin G. Disclosed

The world is not yet flat : transport costs matter ! (English)

The paper provides evidence of the effects of changes in transport costs on the geographic concentration of industries. The analysis uses micro-level commodity flow data and micro-geographic plant-level data to construct industry-specific ad valorem trucking rates and continuous measures of geographic concentration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7862 OCT 17, 2016

Behrens,Kristian; Brown,W. Mark; Bougna Lonla,Theophile Disclosed

India - Financing Energy Efficiency at MSMEs Project : additional financing (English)

The Development Objective of the Additional Financing for Financing Energy Efficiency at MSMEs Project is to increase demand for energy efficiency investments in target micro, small and medium enterprise clusters and to build their capacity to access commercial finance. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1754 OCT 12, 2016

Disclosed

Reducing vulnerabilities (English)

In the six months since the previous East Asia and Pacific Economic Update, developing East Asia and Pacific (EAP) has faced a mixed external environment. ... See More +

Working Paper 108715 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

Indonesia economic quarterly - Pressures easing (English)

This edition of Indonesia Economic Quarterly (IEQ) reports on the key developments over the past three months in Indonesia’s economy, and provides a more in-depth examination of selected economic and policy issues, and analysis of Indonesia’s medium-term development challenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 109627 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

Cambodia economic update : enhancing export competitiveness the key to Cambodia’s future economic success (English)

Cambodia’s economic activity continues to expand, led bysolid growth in garment exports and strong constructionactivity. Real growth is projected to reach 7.0 percent i ... See More +

Working Paper 108982 OCT 01, 2016

Ly,Sodeth; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo Disclosed

Vietnam - Fostering Innovation through Research, Science and Technology Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 109519 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

Philippine economic update : outperforming the region and managing the transition (English)

The Philippines has emerged as one of the most dynamic economies in the East Asia region. Despite a challenging global economic environment, the Philippine economy has grown at a rapid pace over the past five years, supported by sound macroeconomic fundamentals and a highly competitive workforce. ... See More +

Working Paper 108607 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

Perú - Mejora en las instituciones de control del gasto público (Spanish)

El Perú ha logrado tener un destacado desempeño económico en los últimos 15 años; sin embargo, existe el reto inmediato de mejorar la alineación de los objetivos de gasto público con un plan estratégico de país de corto y mediano plazo, coordinado entre los diferentes sectores y niveles del gobierno. ... See More +

Brief 109105 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

Perú - Las reformas estructurales son hoy más importantes que nunca para mantener un crecimiento alto e inclusivo (Spanish)

Las reformas macroeconómicas y estructurales sostenidas en el tiempo ayudaron a fomentar el crecimiento y la inversión. Pero factores exógenos como la fuerte demanda global (que explicó los altos precios de materias primas) también ayudaron significativamente. ... See More +

Brief 109104 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

Perú - La consulta previa : dar voz a los excluidos para generar crecimiento sostenible (Spanish)

El Perú promulgó la Ley del Derecho a la Consulta Previa en 2011. Con esta ley, el país se puso a la vanguardia regional en la reglamentación de lo establecido en el Convenio 169 de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT), relativo al derecho de los pueblos indígenas a decidir sobre leyes, planes y proyectos que puedan potencialmente afectar sus vidas, su identidad y sus bienes. ... See More +

Brief 109078 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

Perú - País conectado (Spanish)

Mejorar la conectividad del país es fundamental para incrementar la competitividad y promover la inclusión social y el acceso a servicios básicos. ... See More +

Brief 109101 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

Beyond resilience : increasing productivity of public investments (English)

Kenya is one of the bright spots in Sub-Saharan Africa. With economic growth rates sustained at above 5 percent, Kenya has outperformed the regional average, for 8 consecutive years. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 109575 OCT 01, 2016

Kiringai,Jane Wangui; Kristensen,Jens Kromann Disclosed

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Grow, invest, insure : a game plan to end extreme poverty by 2030 (English)
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NOV 15, 2016 WPS7892 Policy Research Working Paper
Benefits of electrification and the role of reliability : evidence from India (English)
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NOV 14, 2016 WPS7889 Policy Research Working Paper
Socioeconomic resilience : multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries (English)
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NOV 14, 2016 WPS7886 Policy Research Working Paper
Are losses from natural disasters more than just asset losses ? the role of capital aggregation, sector interactions, and investment behaviors (English)
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NOV 14, 2016 WPS7885 Policy Research Working Paper
Afghanistan - Country Partnership Framework for the period FY17-FY20 : chair summary (English)
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OCT 27, 2016 109589 Board Report
Cabo Verde - State Owned Enterprise Reform Program (English)
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OCT 20, 2016 PIDC94450 Program Information Document
How do cities in Ethiopia create jobs ? (English)
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OCT 18, 2016 WPS7866 Policy Research Working Paper
Conflict and Poverty in Afghanistan's Transition (English)
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OCT 17, 2016 WPS7864 Policy Research Working Paper
The world is not yet flat : transport costs matter ! (English)
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OCT 17, 2016 WPS7862 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Financing Energy Efficiency at MSMEs Project : additional financing (English)
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OCT 12, 2016 PAD1754 Project Paper
Reducing vulnerabilities (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 108715 Working Paper
Indonesia economic quarterly - Pressures easing (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109627 Working Paper
Cambodia economic update : enhancing export competitiveness the key to Cambodia’s future economic success (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 108982 Working Paper
Vietnam - Fostering Innovation through Research, Science and Technology Project : procurement plan (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109519 Procurement Plan
Philippine economic update : outperforming the region and managing the transition (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 108607 Working Paper
Perú - Mejora en las instituciones de control del gasto público (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2016 109105 Brief
Perú - Las reformas estructurales son hoy más importantes que nunca para mantener un crecimiento alto e inclusivo (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2016 109104 Brief
Perú - La consulta previa : dar voz a los excluidos para generar crecimiento sostenible (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2016 109078 Brief
Perú - País conectado (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2016 109101 Brief
Beyond resilience : increasing productivity of public investments (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109575 Working Paper (Numbered Series)