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Statement by the Honourable Bill Morneau at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 104891 APR 16, 2016

Disclosed

The cost of fear : the welfare effect of the risk of violence in northern Uganda (English)

Although the effects of insecurity are believed to be important, these have never been directly measured. Previous estimates of the costs of conflict have only captured the joint effect of violence and insecurity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7642 APR 14, 2016

Rockmore,Marc Disclosed

Earth observation for water resources management : current use and future opportunities for the water sector (English)

Water is a key driver of economic and social development as well as of poverty reduction. Growing economies and populations need more water resources to sustain economic activity and provide greater access to drinking water and improved sanitation, generate renewable energy, or increase sustainable food production. ... See More +

Publication 104778 APR 14, 2016

Garcia Garcia,Luis E.; Rodriguez,Diego Juan; Wijnen,Marcus Marinus Petrus; Pakulski, Inge; Serrat Capdevila,Aleix; Garcia Ramirez,Danielle Alejandra; Tayebi,Nooshafarin; Guerschman, Juan P.; Donohue, Randall J.; Niel, Tom G. Van; Renzullo, Luigi J.; Dekker, Arnold G.; Malthus, Tim J.; McVicar, Tim R.; Dijk, Albert I. J. M. Van; Demaria,Eleonora Maria Concepcion Disclosed

Philippines - Renewable Energy Development Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 104872 APR 13, 2016

Disclosed

Economic structural change as an option for mitigating the impacts of climate change (English)

Improving the resilience of the economy in the face of uncertain climate change damages involves irreversible investments to scale up new technologies that are less vulnerable to the effects of climate change. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7637 APR 13, 2016

Golub,Alexander Alexandrovich; Toman,Michael A. Disclosed

Investing in disaster risk management in an uncertain climate (English)

Climate change will exacerbate the challenges associated with environmental conditions, especially weather variability and extremes, in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7631 APR 12, 2016

McDermott,Thomas K.J. Disclosed

World Bank Group climate change action plan : meeting of the Board of Executive Directors - chair summary (English)

Board Summary 104731 APR 07, 2016

Disclosed

Energy, economic growth, and poverty reduction : a literature review : Main report (English)

The objective of this paper is to help project teams better articulate the link between their projects and the World Bank Group's twin corporate goals of reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 104866 APR 01, 2016

Bacon,Robert W.; Kojima,Masami Disclosed

East Africa - Public health laboratory networking project : evaluation of performance-based financing for public health laboratories in Rwanda (English)

This report summarizes the main findings from the application of performance based incentives linked to progress on a standardized, globally recognized metric - the stepwise laboratory improvement process towards accreditation (SLIPTA) checklist - under the East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project (EAPHLNP) in Rwanda. ... See More +

Working Paper 105015 APR 01, 2016

Kumar, Meghan; Lehmann,Joel Thomas; Rucogoza,Aniceth; Kayobotsi, Claver; Das,Ashis Kumar; Schneidman,Miriam Disclosed

Armenia - Social Investment and Local Development Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 104925 MAR 25, 2016

Disclosed

World Bank Group climate change action plan (English)

Climate change is a threat to the core mission of the World Bank Group (WBG). Current weather extremes already affect millions of people, putting food and water security at risk, and threatening agricultural supply chains and many coastal cities. ... See More +

Board Report 104137 MAR 19, 2016

Disclosed

Is random forest a superior methodology for predicting poverty ? an empirical assessment (English)

Random forest is in many fields of research a common method for data driven predictions. Within economics and prediction of poverty, random forest is rarely used. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7612 MAR 18, 2016

Pave Sohnesen,Thomas; Stender,Niels Disclosed

Providing policy makers with timely advice : the timeliness-rigor trade-off (English)

Policy makers bemoan the lack of research findings to guide urgent decisions, whereas researchers' professional code puts rigor first. This article argues that provisional assessments, produced early in the research cycle, can bridge the gap. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7610 MAR 18, 2016

Bell,Clive L.G.; Squire,Lyn Disclosed

When measure matters: coresidency, truncation bias, and intergenerational mobility in developing countries (English)

Biases from truncation caused by coresidency restriction have been a challenge for research on intergenerational mobility. Estimates of intergenerational schooling persistence from two data sets show that the intergenerational regression coefficient, the most widely used measure, is severely biased downward in coresident samples. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7608 MAR 18, 2016

Emran,M. Shahe; Greene,William; Shilpi,Forhad J. Disclosed

Revisiting the impact of the Brazilian SIMPLES program on firms' formalization rates (English)

A recent survey of rigorous impact evaluations of programs to help small and medium-size firms to formalize indicates that the programs do not seem to work for most informal firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7605 MAR 16, 2016

Piza,Caio Disclosed

Land measurement bias and its empirical implications : evidence from a validation exercise (English)

This paper investigates how land size measurements vary across three common land measurement methods (farmer estimated, Global Positioning System (GPS), and compass and rope), and the effect of land size measurement error on the inverse farm size relationship and input demand functions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7597 MAR 14, 2016

Dillon,Andrew S.; Gourlay,Sydney; Mcgee,Kevin Robert; Oseni,Gbemisola O. Disclosed

Waemu - Regional Program to Harmonize and Modernize Living Conditions Surveys Project (English)

The development objective of the Regional Program to Harmonize and Modernize Living Conditions Surveys Project for West African Economic and Monetary Union (Waemu) is to support the WAEMU Commission at strengthening the capacity of its member countries to conduct living conditions surveys that meet harmonized, regional standards, and to make the collected micro-data publicly accessible. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1613 MAR 08, 2016

Disclosed

Tuvalu - Aviation Investment Project : Environmental management plan (English)

Environmental Assessment SFG1828 FEB 03, 2016

Baratha Raj,Kanya Hilary Disclosed

Greying the budget : ageing and preferences over public policies (English)

This paper looks at how individual preferences for the allocation of government spending change along the life cycle. Using the Life in Transition Survey II for 34 countries in Europe and Central Asia, the study finds that older individuals are less likely to support a rise in government outlays on education and more likely to support increases in spending on pensions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7555 FEB 02, 2016

de Mello,Luiz; Schotte,Simone Raphaela; Tiongson,Erwin H. R.; Winkler,Hernan Jorge Disclosed

Why are the elderly more averse to immigration when they are more likely to benefit ? evidence across countries (English)

Using household surveys for 24 countries over a 10-year period, this paper investigates why the elderly are more averse to open immigration policies than their younger peers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7554 FEB 02, 2016

Schotte,Simone Raphaela; Winkler,Hernan Jorge Disclosed

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Statement by the Honourable Bill Morneau at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104891 Board Report
The cost of fear : the welfare effect of the risk of violence in northern Uganda (English)
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APR 14, 2016 WPS7642 Policy Research Working Paper
Earth observation for water resources management : current use and future opportunities for the water sector (English)
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APR 14, 2016 104778 Publication
Philippines - Renewable Energy Development Project (English)
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APR 13, 2016 104872 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Economic structural change as an option for mitigating the impacts of climate change (English)
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APR 13, 2016 WPS7637 Policy Research Working Paper
Investing in disaster risk management in an uncertain climate (English)
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APR 12, 2016 WPS7631 Policy Research Working Paper
World Bank Group climate change action plan : meeting of the Board of Executive Directors - chair summary (English)
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APR 07, 2016 104731 Board Summary
Energy, economic growth, and poverty reduction : a literature review : Main report (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104866 Working Paper
East Africa - Public health laboratory networking project : evaluation of performance-based financing for public health laboratories in Rwanda (English)
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APR 01, 2016 105015 Working Paper
Armenia - Social Investment and Local Development Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 25, 2016 104925 Procurement Plan
World Bank Group climate change action plan (English)
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MAR 19, 2016 104137 Board Report
Is random forest a superior methodology for predicting poverty ? an empirical assessment (English)
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MAR 18, 2016 WPS7612 Policy Research Working Paper
Providing policy makers with timely advice : the timeliness-rigor trade-off (English)
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MAR 18, 2016 WPS7610 Policy Research Working Paper
When measure matters: coresidency, truncation bias, and intergenerational mobility in developing countries (English)
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MAR 18, 2016 WPS7608 Policy Research Working Paper
Revisiting the impact of the Brazilian SIMPLES program on firms' formalization rates (English)
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MAR 16, 2016 WPS7605 Policy Research Working Paper
Land measurement bias and its empirical implications : evidence from a validation exercise (English)
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MAR 14, 2016 WPS7597 Policy Research Working Paper
Waemu - Regional Program to Harmonize and Modernize Living Conditions Surveys Project (English)
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MAR 08, 2016 PAD1613 Project Appraisal Document
Tuvalu - Aviation Investment Project : Environmental management plan (English)
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FEB 03, 2016 SFG1828 Environmental Assessment
Greying the budget : ageing and preferences over public policies (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7555 Policy Research Working Paper
Why are the elderly more averse to immigration when they are more likely to benefit ? evidence across countries (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7554 Policy Research Working Paper