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Are large firms born or made ? evidence from developing countries (English)

This paper uses survey data from 120 developing countries to compare the role of institutions with firm characteristics at the time of creation of the firm in explaining the size, growth, and productivity of firms over their lifecycle. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7406 AUG 27, 2015

Ayyagari,Meghana; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Maksimovic,Vojislav

Nowcasting prices using Google trends : an application to Central America (English)

The objective of this study is to assess the possibility of using Internet search keyword data for forecasting price series in Central America, focusing on Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Honduras. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7398 AUG 19, 2015

Seabold,Skipper; Coppola,Andrea

Confronting climate uncertainty in water resources planning and project design : the decision tree framework (English)

Water infrastructure projects are a significant portion of the World Bank’s lending portfolio and a major need for developing countries throughout the world. ... See More +

Publication 99180 AUG 19, 2015

Ray,Patrick Alexander; Brown, Casey M.

Unlocking the potential for private sector participation in district heating (English)

The report analyzes barriers to and opportunities for private sector participation in district heating (DH) in the Western Balkan countries of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, and Serbia, as well as in Mongolia and Ukraine. ... See More +

Working Paper 98691 AUG 01, 2015

Sharabaroff,Alexander; Maurer,Luiz T. A.

Lower bounds on inequality of opportunity and measurement error (English)

When measuring inequality of opportunity, researchers usually opt to eliminate within-type variation. Provided that in practice it is impossible to observe all circumstances, this implies that the researcher estimates a lower bound of the true level of inequality of opportunity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7379 JUL 28, 2015

Balcazar Salazar,Carlos Felipe

Subjective well-being across the lifespan in Europe and Central Asia (English)

This paper uses data from the Integrated Values Survey, the Life in Transition Survey, and the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey to analyze the relation between age and subjective well-being in the Europe and Central Asia region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7378 JUL 28, 2015

Bauer,Jan Michael; Levin,Victoria; Munoz Boudet,Ana Maria; Nie,Peng; Sousa-Poza,Alfonso

Moderinizing weather, water, and climate services : a road map for Bhutan (English)

Working Paper 98534 JUL 21, 2015

Pillai,Poonam; Tshering,Dechen

India - North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 7) (English)

The development objective of the North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project for India is to improve the availability of electricity supply through expansion and reinforcement of power systems in the participating states in the North Eastern region. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1014 JUL 14, 2015

Rohit

Tonga - Transport Sector Consolidation Project : additional financing - environmental assessment (English)

The development objective of the Transport Sector Consolidation Project for Tonga is to: (i) build stronger policy, planning, and regulatory institutions and framework, (ii) improve safety and security facilities and compliance with international safety and security standards, and (iii) greater domestic capacity for road rehabilitation and maintenance. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1252 JUL 09, 2015

Linking risk models to microeconomic indicators (English)

Catastrophe risk models are quantitative models used to estimate probabilistic loss distributions for a specified range of assets subject to a baseline level of disaster risk. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7359 JUL 02, 2015

Jamaica - Improving Climate Data and Information Management Project (English)

The objective of the Improving Climate Data and Information Management Project for Jamaica is to improve the quality and use of climate related data and information for effective planning and action at local and national levels. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD321 JUL 02, 2015

Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal – the climate challenge for the Western Balkans : Smanji zagrijavanje : suocavanje sa novom klimatskom realnoscu - klimatski izazovza Zapadni Balkan (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 +

Working Paper 98220 JUL 01, 2015

Albanian, Serbian, Macedonian, Bosnian

Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal – the climate challenge for the Western Balkans (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 +

Working Paper 98220 JUL 01, 2015

Albanian, Serbian, Macedonian, Bosnian

Wind resource mapping in the Maldives : mesoscale wind modeling report (English)

ESMAP Paper 98444 JUL 01, 2015

Purcell, Mark; Gilbert,Trenton

Wind resource mapping in Papua New Guinea : mesoscale modelling report (English)

The objective of this report is to describe the modelling strategy and method, show the output of the preliminary model results, and describe how these compare with a selection of existing measurement datasets. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 98442 JUL 01, 2015

Badger, Jake; Hahmann, Andrea N.; Volker, Patrick J. H.; Hansen, Jens Carsten

India - North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 14) : Initial environment assessment report for trade and development network in Imphal East, Churachandpur, Thoubal and Tamenglong Districts under Nerpsip Tranche-1, Manipur (English)

The development objective of the North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project for India is to improve the availability of electricity supply through expansion and reinforcement of power systems in the participating states in the North Eastern region. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1014 JUL 01, 2015

India - North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 15) : Initial environment assessment report for trade and development network in Mokokchung, Kohima, Phek, Wokha, Zunheboto, Dimapur, and Mon Districts (English)

The development objective of the North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project for India is to improve the availability of electricity supply through expansion and reinforcement of power systems in the participating states in the North Eastern region. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1014 JUL 01, 2015

Mexico - Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts on the Coastal Wetlands in the Gulf of Mexico : P100438 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 08 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19417 JUN 30, 2015

0000A8056

Nicaragua - Adaptation of Nicaraguas Water Supplies to Climate Change : P127088 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 06 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR18010 JUN 29, 2015

0000A8056

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Are large firms born or made ? evidence from developing countries (English)
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AUG 27, 2015 WPS7406 Policy Research Working Paper
Nowcasting prices using Google trends : an application to Central America (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 WPS7398 Policy Research Working Paper
Confronting climate uncertainty in water resources planning and project design : the decision tree framework (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 99180 Publication
Unlocking the potential for private sector participation in district heating (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 98691 Working Paper
Lower bounds on inequality of opportunity and measurement error (English)
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JUL 28, 2015 WPS7379 Policy Research Working Paper
Subjective well-being across the lifespan in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUL 28, 2015 WPS7378 Policy Research Working Paper
Moderinizing weather, water, and climate services : a road map for Bhutan (English)
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JUL 21, 2015 98534 Working Paper
India - North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 7) (English)
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JUL 14, 2015 SFG1014 Environmental Assessment
Human Resources Committee (HRC) : Minutes of the meeting held on Monday, July 13, 2015 and record of approvals June 3 thru 15 (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 98138 Minutes
Tonga - Transport Sector Consolidation Project : additional financing - environmental assessment (English)
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JUL 09, 2015 SFG1252 Environmental Assessment
Linking risk models to microeconomic indicators (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7359 Policy Research Working Paper
Jamaica - Improving Climate Data and Information Management Project (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 PAD321 Project Appraisal Document
Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal – the climate challenge for the Western Balkans : Smanji zagrijavanje : suocavanje sa novom klimatskom realnoscu - klimatski izazovza Zapadni Balkan (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98220 Working Paper Albanian, Serbian, Macedonian, Bosnian
Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal – the climate challenge for the Western Balkans (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98220 Working Paper Albanian, Serbian, Macedonian, Bosnian
Wind resource mapping in the Maldives : mesoscale wind modeling report (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98444 ESMAP Paper
Wind resource mapping in Papua New Guinea : mesoscale modelling report (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98442 ESMAP Paper
India - North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 14) : Initial environment assessment report for trade and development network in Imphal East, Churachandpur, Thoubal and Tamenglong Districts under Nerpsip Tranche-1, Manipur (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 SFG1014 Environmental Assessment
India - North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 15) : Initial environment assessment report for trade and development network in Mokokchung, Kohima, Phek, Wokha, Zunheboto, Dimapur, and Mon Districts (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 SFG1014 Environmental Assessment
Mexico - Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts on the Coastal Wetlands in the Gulf of Mexico : P100438 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 08 (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 ISR19417 Implementation Status and Results Report
Nicaragua - Adaptation of Nicaraguas Water Supplies to Climate Change : P127088 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 06 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR18010 Implementation Status and Results Report