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Catching up to the technological frontier? : understanding firm-level innovation and productivity in Kenya (English)

Kenya’s economy has undergone a significant process of structural transformation over the last decade. Since 2002, the economy has shown an accelerating trend with GDP growth increasing steadily from below 1 percent in 2002 to 7 percent in 2007. ... See More +

Working Paper 94671 FEB 11, 2015

Cirera, Xavier

R&D returns, spillovers, and firm incentives : evidence from China (English)

This paper uses a new data set of 12,000 firms in China to estimate the returns to research and development investment and its spillover effects, and investigates how the returns to research and development depend on firm incentives. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7191 FEB 01, 2015

Goh, Chorching; Li, Wei; Xu, Lixin Colin

Armenia - Electricity Transmission Network Improvement Project : environmental assessment : Environmental management plan for rehabilitation of Ashnak substation (English)

The development objectives of the Electricity Transmission Network Improvement Project for Armenia are to enhance the readiness of the High Voltage Electric Networks (HVEN) and Yerevan Thermal Power Plant (TPP) to implement ETNIP, and to strengthen the capacity of HVEN and Yerevan TPP. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4738 JAN 30, 2015

The economic impact of Ebola on sub-Saharan Africa : updated estimates for 2015 (English)

The most severe impact of the Ebola epidemic, which began in Guinea in December 2013 and quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone, has been in lost human lives and suffering. ... See More +

Working Paper 93721 JAN 20, 2015

Thomas, Mark Roland; Smith, Gregory; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Evans, David; Maliszewska, Maryla; Cruz, Marcio; Himelein, Kristen; Over, Mead

Vulnerability to malnutrition in the West African Sahel (English)

This study estimates marginal increase in malnutrition for children ages 1-3 years from exposure to an extreme shock in the West African Sahel. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7171 JAN 01, 2015

Alfani, Federica; Dabalen, Andrew; Fisker, Peter; Molini, Vasco

The economic impact of the Syrian war and the spread of ISIS (English)

The Syrian war and the subsequent emergence and spread of the Islamic State (ISIS) have transformed the Levant in ways one could not have imagined prior to 2011. ... See More +

Brief 93881 JAN 01, 2015

Ianchovichina, Elena; Ivanic, Maros

Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal (Vol. 3) : Latin America and the Carribean (English)

This third report in the Turn Down the Heat series covers three World Bank regions: Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC); the Middle East and North Africa (MENA); and parts of Europe and Central Asia (ECA). ... See More +

Publication 92704 JAN 01, 2015

World Bank; Reyer, Christopher; Hare, Bill; Waha, Katharina; Otto, Ilona M.; Serdeczny, Olivia; Schaeffer, Michiel; Schleussner, Carl-Friedrich; Reckien, Diana; Marcus, Rachel; Kit, Oleksandr; Eden, Alexander; Adams, Sophie; Aich, Valentin; Albrecht, Torsten; Baarsch, Florent; Boit, Alice; Canales Trujillo, Nella; Cartsburg, Matti; Coumou, Dim; Fader, Marianela; Hoff, Holger; Jobbins, Guy; Jones, Lindsey; Krummenauer, Linda; Langerwisch, Fanny; Le Masson, Virginie; Ludi, Eva; Mengel, Matthias; Möhring, Jacob; Mosello, Beatrice; Norton, Andrew; Perette, Mahé; Pereznieto, Paola; Rammig, Anja; Reinhardt, Julia; Robinson, Alex; Rocha, Marcia; Sakschewski, Boris; Schaphoff, Sibyll; Schewe, Jacob; Stagl, Judith; Thonicke, Kirsten Spanish

Scaling up access to electricity : pay-as-you-go plans in off-grid energy services (English)

Although the payment models offered by off-grid energy companies are less flexible than those implemented with great success by mobile telephone companies, they may still have an important role to play in scaling up off-grid energy services for billions of people who lack access to electricity. ... See More +

Brief 93786 JAN 01, 2015

Moreno, Alejandro; Bareisaite, Asta

Thirsty energy : understanding the linkages between energy and water (English)

Population growth and economic development, aggravated by climate change, will increase pressure on energy and water resources. Integrated planning can make the most of these two essential and scarce resources. ... See More +

Brief 94655 JAN 01, 2015

Anna Delgado, Diego J. Rodriguez, and Antonia A. Sohns

Analyzing data from a national assessment of educational achievement (English)

Today's global knowledge economy requires governments, education systems, and schools to closely monitor a variety of educational outcomes, including student achievements. ... See More +

Publication 94732 JAN 01, 2015

Shiel, Gerry; Cartwright, Fernando

Argentina - Third National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Third National Communication (TNC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Project is to strengthen the information base and institutional capacity of the key members of the Steering Committee, in order to integrate climate change priorities into the recipient's development strategies and relevant sector program by providing financial and technical support to prepare the TNC. ... See More +

Project Paper RES11868 DEC 19, 2014

Mining for economic growth : the case of Haiti (English)

This paper looks at the Dominican Republic to draw positive outcomes and reasons to mine in Haiti. Preliminary explorations suggest the presence of significant copper and gold resources in Haiti, which, if confirmed, could become a much-needed source of fiscal revenues as well as a catalyst for economic diversification and poverty reduction in Haiti. ... See More +

Brief 94654 DEC 15, 2014

Remi Pelon and Susana Moreira

Regional inovation policy and multilevel governance in developing countries : between a rock and a hard place (English)

Innovation policy is increasingly conceived as the shared responsibility of national and subnational governments, yet most countries are struggling with multilevel governance. ... See More +

Brief 94703 DEC 05, 2014

Correa, Paulo; Kapil, Natasha; Lasagabaster, Esperanza; Piatkowski, Marcin; Racine, Jean-Louis

Measuring risk preferences in rural Ethiopia : risk tolerance and exogenous income proxies (English)

Risk-aversion has generally been found to decrease in income. This may lead one to expect that poor countries will be more risk-averse than rich countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7137 DEC 01, 2014

Vieider, Ferdinand M.; Beyene, Abebe; Bluffstone, Randall; Dissanayake, Sahan; Gebreegziabher, Zenebe; Martinsson, Peter; Mekonnen, Alemu

China - HCFC Phase-out Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 93224 DEC 01, 2014

Climate change, soil salinity, and the economics of high-yield rice production in coastal Bangladesh (English)

It is a virtual certainty that sea-level rise will continue throughout the century and beyond 2100 even if greenhouse gas emissions are stabilized in the near future. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7140 DEC 01, 2014

Dasgupta, Susmita; Hossain, Md. Moqbul; Huq, Mainul; Wheeler, David

Facing the hungry tide : climate change, livelihood threats, and household responses in coastal Bangladesh (English)

This paper quantifies the impact of inundation risk and salinization on the family structure and economic welfare of coastal households in Bangladesh. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7148 DEC 01, 2014

Dasgupta, Susmita; Hossain, Md. Moqbul; Huq, Mainul; Wheeler, David

Integrating qualitative methods into investment climate impact evaluations (English)

Incorporating qualitative methods into the evaluation of development programs has become increasingly popular in recent years, both for the distinctive insights such approaches can bring in their own right and because of their capacity to complement the strengths -- and where necessary correct some of the weaknesses -- of quantitative approaches. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7145 DEC 01, 2014

Mendoza Alcantara, Alejandra; Woolcock, Michael

Armenia - Third Social Investment Fund Project : additional financing : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 92886 NOV 25, 2014

Mozambique - Second Climate Change Development Policy Operation Project (English)

The development objective of the Second Climate Change Development Policy Operation Project for Mozambique is to build effective institutional and policy frameworks for climate resilient development. ... See More +

Program Document 91867 NOV 25, 2014

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Catching up to the technological frontier? : understanding firm-level innovation and productivity in Kenya (English)
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FEB 11, 2015 94671 Working Paper
R&D returns, spillovers, and firm incentives : evidence from China (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7191 Policy Research Working Paper
Armenia - Electricity Transmission Network Improvement Project : environmental assessment : Environmental management plan for rehabilitation of Ashnak substation (English)
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JAN 30, 2015 E4738 Environmental Assessment
The economic impact of Ebola on sub-Saharan Africa : updated estimates for 2015 (English)
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JAN 20, 2015 93721 Working Paper
Vulnerability to malnutrition in the West African Sahel (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7171 Policy Research Working Paper
The economic impact of the Syrian war and the spread of ISIS (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93881 Brief
Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal (Vol. 3) : Latin America and the Carribean (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 92704 Publication Spanish
Scaling up access to electricity : pay-as-you-go plans in off-grid energy services (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93786 Brief
Thirsty energy : understanding the linkages between energy and water (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94655 Brief
Analyzing data from a national assessment of educational achievement (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94732 Publication
Argentina - Third National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Project : restructuring (English)
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DEC 19, 2014 RES11868 Project Paper
Mining for economic growth : the case of Haiti (English)
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DEC 15, 2014 94654 Brief
Regional inovation policy and multilevel governance in developing countries : between a rock and a hard place (English)
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DEC 05, 2014 94703 Brief
Measuring risk preferences in rural Ethiopia : risk tolerance and exogenous income proxies (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7137 Policy Research Working Paper
China - HCFC Phase-out Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 93224 Procurement Plan
Climate change, soil salinity, and the economics of high-yield rice production in coastal Bangladesh (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7140 Policy Research Working Paper
Facing the hungry tide : climate change, livelihood threats, and household responses in coastal Bangladesh (English)
See More +
DEC 01, 2014 WPS7148 Policy Research Working Paper
Integrating qualitative methods into investment climate impact evaluations (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7145 Policy Research Working Paper
Armenia - Third Social Investment Fund Project : additional financing : procurement plan (English)
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NOV 25, 2014 92886 Procurement Plan
Mozambique - Second Climate Change Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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NOV 25, 2014 91867 Program Document