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Kyrgyz Republic - Implementation of the National Strategy for Development of Statistics Project (English)

Project Information Document 91125 SEP 19, 2014

The Heterogeneous Effects of HIV Testing (English)

This brief summarizes the updates from the 2014 paper entitled, The heterogeneous effects of HIV testing, Welfare impacts of rural electrification : evidence from Vietnam, conducted between between 2009 and 2010 in Malawi. ... See More +

Brief 90357 SEP 02, 2014

Baird, Sarah ; Gong, Erick ; McIntosh, Craig ; Ozler, Berk

Estimating poverty in the absence of consumption data : the case of Liberia (English)

In much of the developing world, the demand for high frequency quality household data for poverty monitoring and program design far outstrips the capacity of the statistics bureau to provide such data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7024 SEP 01, 2014

Dabalen, Andrew; Graham, Errol; Himelein, Kristen; Mungai, Rose

GLS estimation and empirical bayes prediction for linear mixed models with Heteroskedasticity and sampling weights : a background study for the POVMAP project (English)

This note adapts results by Huang and Hidiroglou (2003) on Generalized Least Squares estimation and Empirical Bayes prediction for linear mixed models with sampling weights. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7028 SEP 01, 2014

van der Weide, Roy

Updating poverty estimates at frequent intervals in the absence of consumption data : methods and illustration with reference to a middle-income country (English)

Obtaining consistent estimates on poverty over time as well as monitoring poverty trends on a timely basis is a priority concern for policy makers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7043 SEP 01, 2014

Dang, Hai-Anh H.; Lanjouw, Peter F.; Serajuddin, Umar

Testing weak exogeneity in cointegrated panels (English)

For reason of empirical tractability, analysis of cointegrated economic time series is often developed in a partial setting, in which a subset of variables is explicitly modeled conditional on the rest. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7045 SEP 01, 2014

Moral-Benito, Enrique; Serven, Luis

A decade of development in sub-Saharan African science, technology, engineering and mathematics research (English)

This report analyzes Africa's current performance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) research, as well as future trends. In March 2014 several African governments' ministers agreed on a Joint Call for Action in Kigali to adopt a strategy that uses strategic investments in science and technology to accelerate Africa toward a developed knowledge-based society within one generation. ... See More +

Working Paper 91016 SEP 01, 2014

China - Qinghai Xining Water Environment Management Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 89847 AUG 04, 2014

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

Central Asia and South Asia - 1000 Electricity Transmission and Trade Project : request for inspection (English)

The development objective of the 1000 Electricity Transmission and Trade Project is to create the conditions for sustainable electricity trade between the Central Asian countries of Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic and the South Asian countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan. ... See More +

Inspection Panel Notice of Registration 89541 JUL 15, 2014

Climate change and migration : evidence from the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Climate change is a major source of concern in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and migration is often understood as one of several strategies used by households to respond to changes in climate and environmental conditions, including extreme weather events. ... See More +

Publication 89371 JUL 02, 2014

Wodon, Quentin; Liverani, Andrea; Joseph, George; Bougnoux, Nathalie

How survey-to-survey imputation can fail (English)

This paper proposes diagnostics to assess the accuracy of survey-to-survey imputation methods and applies them to examine why imputing from the Household Income and Expenditure Survey into the Labor Force Survey fails to accurately project poverty trends in Sri Lanka between 2006 and 2009. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6961 JUL 01, 2014

Newhouse, D.; Shivakumaran, S.; Takamatsu, S.; Yoshida, N.

Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (English)

This paper proposes a method for estimating distribution functions that are associated with the nested errors in linear mixed models. The estimator incorporates Empirical Bayes prediction while making minimal assumptions about the shape of the error distributions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6962 JUL 01, 2014

Elbers, Chris; van der Weide, Roy

High-speed railways in China : a look at construction costs (Chinese)

By the end of 2013, China railway had built a network of about 10,000 route-km of high-speed railways (HSR). The network has been built rapidly and at a relatively low unit cost compared with similar projects in other countries. ... See More +

Brief 89200 JUL 01, 2014

Ollivier, Gerald; Sondhi, Jitendra; Zhou, Nanyan English

High-speed railways in China : a look at construction costs (English)

By the end of 2013, China railway had built a network of about 10,000 route-km of high-speed railways (HSR). The network has been built rapidly and at a relatively low unit cost compared with similar projects in other countries. ... See More +

Brief 89200 JUL 01, 2014

Ollivier, Gerald; Sondhi, Jitendra; Zhou, Nanyan Chinese

Open data challenges and opportunities for national statistical offices (English)

Open Data initiatives are transforming how governments and other public institutions interact and provide services to their constituents. They increase transparency and value to citizens, reduce inefficiencies and barriers to information, enable data-driven applications that improve public service delivery, and provide public data that can stimulate innovative business opportunities. ... See More +

Working Paper 89383 JUL 01, 2014

Open data for economic growth (English)

Many governments are pursuing open data policies. One of the key policy drivers has been to use open data to drive economic growth and business innovation. ... See More +

Working Paper 89606 JUN 25, 2014

Stott, Andrew

South Sudan - Statistical Capacity Building Project (English)

The development objective of the Statistical Capacity Building Project for South Sudan is to strengthen the capacity of statistics producers in South Sudan to produce and disseminate official statistics. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD580 JUN 19, 2014

Bolivia - Climate Resilience - Integrated Basin Management Project (English)

The development objective of the Climate Resilience - Integrated Basin Management Project for Bolivia is to support the implementation of Borrower's strategic program for climate resilience by: (a) strengthening the Borrower's institutional capacity to define the new integrated river basin management approach to climate change adaptation; and (b) supporting its implementation in three pilot sub-basins in the Rio Grande basin. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 69803 JUN 17, 2014

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Kyrgyz Republic - Implementation of the National Strategy for Development of Statistics Project (English)
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SEP 19, 2014 91125 Project Information Document
The Heterogeneous Effects of HIV Testing (English)
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SEP 02, 2014 90357 Brief
Estimating poverty in the absence of consumption data : the case of Liberia (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7024 Policy Research Working Paper
GLS estimation and empirical bayes prediction for linear mixed models with Heteroskedasticity and sampling weights : a background study for the POVMAP project (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7028 Policy Research Working Paper
Updating poverty estimates at frequent intervals in the absence of consumption data : methods and illustration with reference to a middle-income country (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7043 Policy Research Working Paper
Testing weak exogeneity in cointegrated panels (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7045 Policy Research Working Paper
A decade of development in sub-Saharan African science, technology, engineering and mathematics research (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91016 Working Paper
China - Qinghai Xining Water Environment Management Project : procurement plan (English)
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AUG 04, 2014 89847 Procurement Plan
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
Colombia - Sustainable Development Investment Project : implementation support mission - July 1 to 31, 2014 : Colombia - Proyecto de inversion de desarrollo sostenible : mision de apoyo de implementacion -1 al 31 de julio de 2014 (Spanish)
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JUL 31, 2014 91371 Auditing Document
Central Asia and South Asia - 1000 Electricity Transmission and Trade Project : request for inspection (English)
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JUL 15, 2014 89541 Inspection Panel Notice of Registration
Climate change and migration : evidence from the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JUL 02, 2014 89371 Publication
How survey-to-survey imputation can fail (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6961 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6962 Policy Research Working Paper
High-speed railways in China : a look at construction costs (Chinese)
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JUL 01, 2014 89200 Brief English
High-speed railways in China : a look at construction costs (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89200 Brief Chinese
Open data challenges and opportunities for national statistical offices (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89383 Working Paper
Open data for economic growth (English)
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JUN 25, 2014 89606 Working Paper
South Sudan - Statistical Capacity Building Project (English)
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JUN 19, 2014 PAD580 Project Appraisal Document
Bolivia - Climate Resilience - Integrated Basin Management Project (English)
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JUN 17, 2014 69803 Project Appraisal Document