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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

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

Small cash rewards for big losers : experimental insights into the fight against the obesity epidemic (English)

This paper examines the sustainability of weight loss achieved through cash rewards and, for the first time, the potential of monetary incentives to prevent weight cycling. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7339 JUN 26, 2015

Augurzky,Boris; Bauer,Thomas K.; Reichert,Arndt Rudiger; Schmidt,Christoph M.; Tauchmann,Harald

Estimating local poverty measures using satellite images : a pilot application to Central America (English)

Several studies have used satellite measures of human activity to complement measures of economic production. This paper builds on those studies by considering satellite measures for improving poverty measures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7329 JUN 23, 2015

Klemens,Ben; Coppola,Andrea; Shron,Max

Zambia - Zambia Strengthening Climate Resilience (PPCR Phase II) : P127254 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 04 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19337 JUN 23, 2015

0000A8056

Estimating the gravity model when zero trade flows are frequent and economically determined (English)

This paper evaluates the performance of alternative estimators of the gravity equation when zero trade flows result from economically-based data-generating processes with heteroscedastic residuals and potentially-omitted variables. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7308 JUN 16, 2015

Martin,William J.; Pham,Cong S.

Permitting and licensing regimes for renewable energy projects (English)

Permitting, licensing, and other authorization procedures are an integral part of investing in renewable energy. For private companies, the quality of these procedures can drastically affect transaction costs and project risk. ... See More +

Brief 97845 JUN 01, 2015

Merle-Beral,Elena; Gassner,Katharina B.

Results-based financing to promote clean stoves : initial lessons from pilots in China and Indonesia (English)

Past market failures to deliver clean cooking and heating solutions, especially to low-income households, suggest the continued need for subsidies if universal access is to be achieved. ... See More +

Brief 97846 JUN 01, 2015

Zhang,Yabei; Adams,Norma

Doing the survey two-step : the effects of reticence on estimates of corruption in two-stage survey questions (English)

This paper develops a structural approach for modeling how respondents answer survey questions and uses it to estimate the proportion of respondents who are reticent in answering corruption questions, as well as the extent to which reticent behavior biases down conventional estimates of corruption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7276 MAY 22, 2015

Karalashvili,Nona; Kraay,Aart C.; Murrell,Peter

Vietnam - Project Preparation Technical Assistance Facility (PPTAF) Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 97124 MAY 20, 2015

Wind resource mapping in Tanzania : mesoscale modeling report (English)

A new 2-km-resolution mesoscale wind atlas has been generated by National Highway Directorates (DNV) GL for the entire country of Tanzania, providing for the first time information on the potential resource. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 96830 MAY 17, 2015

Ebsworth, Gemma; Ma, Jessica; Pearson, Stephane

Financing Vietnams response to climate change : building a sustainable future - key findings and recommendations of the climate public expenditures and investment review (English)

The Government of Vietnam (GoV) has conducted a Climate Public Expenditure and Investment Review (CPEIR) with the support of the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). ... See More +

Working Paper 96565 MAY 04, 2015

Egypt, Arab Republic of - Households Natural Gas Connection Project : procurement plan of goods (English)

Procurement Plan 96267 MAY 04, 2015

Kenya - Statistics Program-for-Results Project (English)

Report PID25984 MAY 04, 2015

Yifru,Senait Kassa

Vietnam - Transmission Efficiency Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 8) : Environmental management plan for 500KV Tay Ha Noi substation subproject (English)

The development objective of the Transmission Efficiency Project for Vietnam is to improve the capacity, efficiency, and reliability of electricity transmission services in selected parts of the electricity transmission network in the territory of the Borrower. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1160 MAY 01, 2015

Evaluating the economic and health impacts of investing in laboratories in East Africa : development and application of a conceptual framework (English)

Laboratories provide essential services to the health sector on the monitoring and treatment of disease. Routine implementation of new diagnostic techniques may be costly; therefore, understanding their clinical utility, impact, and cost-effectiveness are necessary to guide decisions as to whether and how such techniques should be implemented. ... See More +

Working Paper 97386 MAY 01, 2015

Boyce, Simone Peart; Berruti, Andres A.; Connolly, Helen; Schneidman,Miriam

Statistics for Results Facility Catalytic Fund (SRF-CF) annual report 2015 (English)

The Statistics for Results Facility (SRF) is a multi-donor supported initiative, funded by the United Kingdom and the Netherlands and managed by the World Bank, to increase the level of investment in statistical systems in developing countries and to improve the effectiveness of support from donors. ... See More +

Annual Report 96854 MAY 01, 2015

Data deprivation : another deprivation to end (English)

The Millennium Development Goal of halving the incidence of extreme poverty from its 1990 level will be achieved in 2015, and the international development community is now moving to a new goal of “ending extreme poverty.” ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7252 APR 28, 2015

Serajuddin,Umar; Uematsu,Hiroki; Wieser,Christina; Yoshida,Nobuo; Dabalen,Andrew L.

Enhancing the climate resilience of Africas infrastructure : the power and water sectors (English)

Africa has experienced economic growth of more than 5 percent per annum during the past decade, but to sustain this growth, investment in infrastructure is fundamental. ... See More +

Working Paper 96040 APR 23, 2015

Bloom,Evan Jonah; Boehlert, Brent; Broad, Oliver; Brown,Casey; Galaitsi, Stephanie; Gebretsadik, Yohannes; Groves,David K.; Hewitson,Bruce; Howells,Mark Idwal; Huber Lee,Annette Teresa; Hughes, Denis; Jack, Chris; Joyce, Brian; Lempert,Robert J.; Mao, Zhimin; Purkey, David; Seid, Abdulkarim; Sridharan,Vignesh; Taner,Mehmet Umit

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Linking risk models to microeconomic indicators (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7359 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Small cash rewards for big losers : experimental insights into the fight against the obesity epidemic (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 WPS7339 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating local poverty measures using satellite images : a pilot application to Central America (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7329 Policy Research Working Paper
Zambia - Zambia Strengthening Climate Resilience (PPCR Phase II) : P127254 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 04 (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 ISR19337 Implementation Status and Results Report
Estimating the gravity model when zero trade flows are frequent and economically determined (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 WPS7308 Policy Research Working Paper
Budget and Human Resources Committee (HRC) : minutes of the meeting held on Monday, June 3, 2015 (English)
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JUN 03, 2015 97669 Minutes
Permitting and licensing regimes for renewable energy projects (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97845 Brief
Results-based financing to promote clean stoves : initial lessons from pilots in China and Indonesia (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97846 Brief
Doing the survey two-step : the effects of reticence on estimates of corruption in two-stage survey questions (English)
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MAY 22, 2015 WPS7276 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Project Preparation Technical Assistance Facility (PPTAF) Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAY 20, 2015 97124 Procurement Plan
Wind resource mapping in Tanzania : mesoscale modeling report (English)
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MAY 17, 2015 96830 ESMAP Paper
Financing Vietnams response to climate change : building a sustainable future - key findings and recommendations of the climate public expenditures and investment review (English)
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MAY 04, 2015 96565 Working Paper
Egypt, Arab Republic of - Households Natural Gas Connection Project : procurement plan of goods (English)
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MAY 04, 2015 96267 Procurement Plan
Kenya - Statistics Program-for-Results Project (English)
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MAY 04, 2015 PID25984 Report
Vietnam - Transmission Efficiency Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 8) : Environmental management plan for 500KV Tay Ha Noi substation subproject (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 SFG1160 Environmental Assessment
Evaluating the economic and health impacts of investing in laboratories in East Africa : development and application of a conceptual framework (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 97386 Working Paper
Statistics for Results Facility Catalytic Fund (SRF-CF) annual report 2015 (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96854 Annual Report
Data deprivation : another deprivation to end (English)
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APR 28, 2015 WPS7252 Policy Research Working Paper
Enhancing the climate resilience of Africas infrastructure : the power and water sectors (English)
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APR 23, 2015 96040 Working Paper