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The economic impact of the 2014 Ebola epidemic : short and medium term estimates for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone (English)

The 2014 outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa has taken a horrible human toll. Although the outbreak originated in rural Guinea, it has hit hardest in Liberia and Sierra Leone, in part because it has reached urban areas in these two countries, a factor that distinguishes this outbreak from previous episodes elsewhere. ... See More +

Working Paper 90748 SEP 17, 2014

Agricultural production, dietary diversity, and climate variability (English)

Nonseparable household models outline the links between agricultural production and household consumption, yet empirical extensions to investigate the effect of production on dietary diversity and diet composition are limited. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7022 SEP 01, 2014

Dillon, Andrew; McGee, Kevin; Oseni, Gbemisola

The opportunities of digitizing payments (Vol. 1 of 2) : overview (English)

The G20’s focus on financial inclusion directly contributes to its core goal of achieving strong, sustainable, and balanced growth. Studies show that broader access to and participation in the financial system can reduce income inequality, boost job creation, accelerate consumption, increase investments in human capital, and directly help poor people manage risk and absorb financial shocks. ... See More +

Working Paper 90305 AUG 28, 2014

The opportunities of digitizing payments (Vol. 2 of 2) : full report (English)

The G20’s focus on financial inclusion directly contributes to its core goal of achieving strong, sustainable, and balanced growth. Studies show that broader access to and participation in the financial system can reduce income inequality, boost job creation, accelerate consumption, increase investments in human capital, and directly help poor people manage risk and absorb financial shocks. ... See More +

Working Paper 90305 AUG 28, 2014

Vanuatu - Rural Electrification Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 90028 AUG 12, 2014

Food prices, road infrastructure, and market integration in Central and Eastern Africa (English)

Market integration is key to ensuring sufficient and stable food supplies. This paper assesses the impediments to market integration in Central and Eastern Africa for three food staples: maize, rice, and sorghum. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7003 AUG 01, 2014

Brenton, Paul; Portugal-Perez, Alberto; Regolo, Julie

Do export promotion agencies promote new exporters ? (English)

Do export promotion agencies impact the probability of non-exporting firms to export? In the last decade many countries have introduced export promotion agencies to support their firms to deal with asymmetric information problems and make feasible additional gains from trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7004 AUG 01, 2014

Cruz, Marcio

Grain price spikes and beggar-thy-neighbor policy responses : a global economywide analysis (English)

When prices spike in international grain markets, national governments often reduce the extent to which that spike affects their domestic food markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7007 AUG 01, 2014

Jensen, Hans G; Anderson, Kym

Short- and long-run impacts of food price changes on poverty (English)

This study uses household models based on detailed expenditure and agricultural production data from 31 developing countries to assess the impacts of changes in global food prices on poverty in individual countries and for the world as a whole. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7011 AUG 01, 2014

Ivanic, Maros; Martin, Will

Validity of rapid measures of hand washing behavior : an analysis of data from multiple impact evaluations in the global scaling up hand washing project (English)

There is increasing interest in improving hand washing in low- and middle-income countries. The validity of rapid hand washing measures was evaluated by comparing them to hand washing behavior measured during five-hour structured observations. ... See More +

UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program 90744 AUG 01, 2014

Ram, Pavani K.; Sahli, Michelle W.; Arnold, Benjamin; Colford, John M.; Chase, Claire; Briceno, Bertha; Orsola-Vidal, Alexandra; Gertler, Paul

Analysis of hand washing behaviors measured in baseline impact evaluation surveys : findings from Peru, Senegal, and Vietnam (English)

Hand washing with soap has been shown to reduce diarrhea and respiratory disease, the two leading causes of childhood deaths in low- and middle-income settings. ... See More +

UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program 90745 AUG 01, 2014

Ram, Pavani K.; Briceno, Bertha; Chase, Claire; Arnold, Ben; Colford, John M.; Gertler, Paul; Orsola-Vidal, Alexandra

Serbia - Innovation Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 89936 JUL 28, 2014

DECPG weekly global economic (English)

Some of the headings included in this issues of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: five developing-country central banks increased policy rates in July, outweighing rate cuts in other countries; concerns about the second largest bank in Portugal did not change global risk perceptions; and consumers are experiencing lower domestic food price inflation across most developing regions since the start of the year. ... See More +

Newsletter 90014 JUL 25, 2014

Egypt - Household Natural Gas Connection Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 89740 JUL 24, 2014

Central African Republic - Agro-Pastoral Recovery Project (English)

Ratings for the Agro-Pastoral Recovery Project for Central African Republic were as follows: outcomes were not applicable, risk to development outcome was not applicable, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Note on Cancelled Operation NCO3109 JUL 22, 2014

Moldova - Agriculture Competitiveness Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Agriculture Competitiveness Project for Moldova is to enhance the competitiveness of the agro food sector by supporting the modernization of the food safety management system, facilitating market access for farmers, and mainstreaming agro-environmental and sustainable land management practices. ... See More +

Project Paper RES14534 JUL 17, 2014

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The economic impact of the 2014 Ebola epidemic : short and medium term estimates for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone (English)
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SEP 17, 2014 90748 Working Paper
Africa - West Africa Regional Fisheries Program Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation des marches (French)
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SEP 16, 2014 90739 Procurement Plan
Africa - West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation simplifie (French)
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SEP 16, 2014 90743 Procurement Plan
Agricultural production, dietary diversity, and climate variability (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7022 Policy Research Working Paper
Africa - West Africa Regional Fisheries Program Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation des marches (French)
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AUG 31, 2014 90297 Procurement Plan
The opportunities of digitizing payments (Vol. 1 of 2) : overview (English)
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AUG 28, 2014 90305 Working Paper
The opportunities of digitizing payments (Vol. 2 of 2) : full report (English)
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AUG 28, 2014 90305 Working Paper
Vanuatu - Rural Electrification Project (English)
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AUG 12, 2014 90028 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Food prices, road infrastructure, and market integration in Central and Eastern Africa (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7003 Policy Research Working Paper
Do export promotion agencies promote new exporters ? (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7004 Policy Research Working Paper
Grain price spikes and beggar-thy-neighbor policy responses : a global economywide analysis (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7007 Policy Research Working Paper
Short- and long-run impacts of food price changes on poverty (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7011 Policy Research Working Paper
Validity of rapid measures of hand washing behavior : an analysis of data from multiple impact evaluations in the global scaling up hand washing project (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90744 UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program
Analysis of hand washing behaviors measured in baseline impact evaluation surveys : findings from Peru, Senegal, and Vietnam (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90745 UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program
Serbia - Innovation Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUL 28, 2014 89936 Procurement Plan
DECPG weekly global economic (English)
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JUL 25, 2014 90014 Newsletter
Egypt - Household Natural Gas Connection Project : chair summary (English)
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JUL 24, 2014 89740 Board Summary
Central African Republic - Agro-Pastoral Recovery Project (English)
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JUL 22, 2014 NCO3109 Note on Cancelled Operation
Moldova - Agriculture Competitiveness Project : restructuring (English)
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JUL 17, 2014 RES14534 Project Paper
Ukraine - Advisory Services and Technical Assistance to NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine and the Government of Ukraine on the Reform of the Natural Gas Sector Project (English)
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JUL 15, 2014 89642 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet