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The changing way governments talk about poverty and inequality : evidence from two centuries of Latin American presidential speeches (English)

This study uses text mining techniques on almost 900 presidential "state-of-the-union"--type speeches from 10 Latin American countries from 1819 to 2016. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8311 JAN 22, 2018

Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar; Eizmendi,Axel; Reyes,German Jeremias Disclosed

Lessons from reforming financial management information systems : a review of the evidence (English)

Financial management information systems are a sine qua non in public financial management and play a foundational role in the execution of the budget. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8312 JAN 22, 2018

Hashim,Ali; Piatti-Fünfkirchen,Moritz Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic - Capacity Building in Public Procurement Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 122897 JAN 21, 2018

Disclosed

A primer on human capital (English)

This note summarizes some of the key contributions in the macro- and micro- economic literature on the pathways linking human capital and income growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8309 JAN 19, 2018

Gatti,Roberta V.; Flabbi,Luca Disclosed

Winners never quit, quitters never grow : using text mining to measure policy volatility and its link with long-term growth in Latin America (English)

Although there is wide recognition of the negative consequences of policy volatility for countries' long-term economic growth, there is limited empirical work on this subject. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8310 JAN 19, 2018

Eizmendi,Axel; Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar Disclosed

Getting to gender equality in energy infrastructure : lessons from electricity generation,transmission, and distribution projects (English)

Getting to Gender Equality in Electricity Infrastructure: Lessons from Electricity Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Projects examines the social and gender footprint of large-scale electricity generation, transmission, and distribution projects to establish a foundation on which further research and replication of good practices can be built. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 122887 JAN 19, 2018

Orlando,Maria Beatriz; Janik,Vanessa Lopes; Vaidya,Pranav; Angelou, Nicolina; Zumbyte,Ieva; Adams,Norma Disclosed

Colombia - Mainstreaming Sustainable Cattle Ranching Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of Mainstreaming Sustainable Cattle Ranching Project is to promote the adoption of environment-friendly Silvopastoral Production Systems forcattle ranching in Colombia's Project areas, to improve natural resource management, enhance the provision of environmental services (biodiversity, land, carbon, and water), and raise the productivity in participating farms. ... See More +

Project Paper RES30919 JAN 19, 2018

Familiar Calderon,Jorge Disclosed

Female migration in Lesotho : determinants and opportunities (English)

Migration, internal and external, continues to be a dominant livelihood strategy for households in Lesotho, with almost half (43 percent) of households reporting at least one member living away. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8307 JAN 18, 2018

Chakravarty,Shubha; Botea,Ioana Alexandra; Compernolle,Nell Disclosed

Structural reforms and firms' productivity : evidence from developing countries (English)

This paper assesses the effects of selected structural reforms on labor productivity growth for 37 developing countries over 2006-14. It combines newly constructed reform indexes using the International Monetary Fund's Monitoring of Fund Arrangements data set and firm-level productivity from the World Bank Enterprise Surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8308 JAN 18, 2018

Kouame,Wilfried Anicet Kouakou; Tapsoba,Sampawende J.-A. Disclosed

Uzbekistan - Energy Efficiency Facility for Industrial Enterprises Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Energy Efficiency Facility for Industrial Enterprises Project is to improve energy efficiency in Industrial Enterprises (IEs) by designing and establishing a financing mechanism for energy saving investments. ... See More +

Project Paper RES31012 JAN 18, 2018

Liu,Feng Disclosed

Kazakhstan - Tax Administration Reform Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Tax Administration Reform Project for Kazakhstan is to reform and strengthen the tax administration to improve the level of voluntary compliance, enhance effectiveness to fight tax evasion, increase administrative efficiency, and reduce the potential for corruption. ... See More +

Project Paper RES30686 JAN 18, 2018

Malik,Waleed Haider Disclosed

Simulating pension income scenarios with penCalc : an illustration for India's national pension system (English)

This paper sets out initial results from a new modeling exercise for Defined Contribution (DC) pensions. It develops a package called penCalc based on the open source software language R, which is popular in the academic and modeling communities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8304 JAN 17, 2018

Price,William Joseph; Sane,Renuka Disclosed

What explains the gender gap reversal in education ? the role of the tail hypothesis (English)

The gender gap reversal in educational attainment is ubiquitous in high-income countries, as well as in a growing share of low- and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8303 JAN 17, 2018

Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Kanninen,Ohto Disclosed

Transport corridors and their wider economic benefits : a critical review of the literature (English)

Transport corridors can generate wider economic benefits and costs through their effects on a potentially diverse set of development outcomes, such as economic growth, poverty, jobs, equity, environmental quality, and economic resilience. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8302 JAN 17, 2018

Melecky,Martin; Bougna,Theophile; Xu,Yan-000462055; Roberts,Mark Disclosed

Insecurity and industrial organization : evidence from Afghanistan (English)

One-fifth of the world's population lives in countries affected by fragility, violence and conflict, impeding long-term economic growth. However, little is known about how firms respond to local changes in security, partly because of the difficulty of measuring firm activity in these settings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8301 JAN 17, 2018

Toomet,Ott; Herskowitz,Sylvan Rene; Scherer,Thomas; Blumenstock,Joshua Evan; Ghani,Tarek F.; Kapstein,Ethan B. Disclosed

Impact of phone reminders on survey response rates : evidence from a web-based survey in an international organization (English)

This research note investigates the impact of phone reminders on response rates in the context of a web-based survey in an international organization, the World Bank. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8305 JAN 17, 2018

Smets,Lode Disclosed

Marital shocks and women's welfare in Africa (English)

Marital shocks are exceedingly common for women in Sub-Saharan Africa. The paper investigates whether women who have suffered a marital rupture experience lower welfare levels relative to married women in their first union. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8306 JAN 17, 2018

Van De Walle,Dominique; Djuikom,Marie Albertine Disclosed

Panama - Support for the National Indigenous Peoples Development Plan Project : social assessment : Evaluación sociocultural (Spanish)

Social Assessment SFG4004 JAN 17, 2018

Disclosed

Pakistan - Sindh Barrages Improvement Project : resettlement plan : Social management framework for additional financing to rehabilitate sukkur barrage (English)

The development objective of the Sindh Barrages Improvement Project for Pakistan is to improve the reliability and safety of the Guddu and Sukkur barrages and strengthen the Sindh Irrigation Department’s capacity to operate and manage the barrages. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG4003 JAN 17, 2018

Disclosed

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The changing way governments talk about poverty and inequality : evidence from two centuries of Latin American presidential speeches (English)
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JAN 22, 2018 WPS8311 Policy Research Working Paper
Lessons from reforming financial management information systems : a review of the evidence (English)
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JAN 22, 2018 WPS8312 Policy Research Working Paper
Kyrgyz Republic - Capacity Building in Public Procurement Project : procurement plan (English)
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JAN 21, 2018 122897 Procurement Plan
A primer on human capital (English)
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JAN 19, 2018 WPS8309 Policy Research Working Paper
Winners never quit, quitters never grow : using text mining to measure policy volatility and its link with long-term growth in Latin America (English)
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JAN 19, 2018 WPS8310 Policy Research Working Paper
Nicaragua - Rural And Urban Access Improvement Project : additional financing - resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : Plan de reasentamiento involuntario del Proyecto Mejoramiento del Camino Macuelizo-Santa María (Spanish)
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JAN 19, 2018 SFG3960 Resettlement Plan
Getting to gender equality in energy infrastructure : lessons from electricity generation,transmission, and distribution projects (English)
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JAN 19, 2018 122887 ESMAP Paper
Colombia - Mainstreaming Sustainable Cattle Ranching Project : restructuring (English)
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JAN 19, 2018 RES30919 Project Paper
Female migration in Lesotho : determinants and opportunities (English)
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JAN 18, 2018 WPS8307 Policy Research Working Paper
Structural reforms and firms' productivity : evidence from developing countries (English)
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JAN 18, 2018 WPS8308 Policy Research Working Paper
Uzbekistan - Energy Efficiency Facility for Industrial Enterprises Project : restructuring (English)
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JAN 18, 2018 RES31012 Project Paper
Kazakhstan - Tax Administration Reform Project : restructuring (English)
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JAN 18, 2018 RES30686 Project Paper
Simulating pension income scenarios with penCalc : an illustration for India's national pension system (English)
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JAN 17, 2018 WPS8304 Policy Research Working Paper
What explains the gender gap reversal in education ? the role of the tail hypothesis (English)
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JAN 17, 2018 WPS8303 Policy Research Working Paper
Transport corridors and their wider economic benefits : a critical review of the literature (English)
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JAN 17, 2018 WPS8302 Policy Research Working Paper
Insecurity and industrial organization : evidence from Afghanistan (English)
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JAN 17, 2018 WPS8301 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of phone reminders on survey response rates : evidence from a web-based survey in an international organization (English)
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JAN 17, 2018 WPS8305 Policy Research Working Paper
Marital shocks and women's welfare in Africa (English)
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JAN 17, 2018 WPS8306 Policy Research Working Paper
Panama - Support for the National Indigenous Peoples Development Plan Project : social assessment : Evaluación sociocultural (Spanish)
See More +
JAN 17, 2018 SFG4004 Social Assessment
Pakistan - Sindh Barrages Improvement Project : resettlement plan : Social management framework for additional financing to rehabilitate sukkur barrage (English)
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JAN 17, 2018 SFG4003 Resettlement Plan