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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 (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

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

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

Capturing the multi-dimensionality of energy access (English)

There are two initial challenges in defining and measuring energy access: the absence of a universal definition of energy access and the difficulty of measuring any definition in an accurate manner. ... See More +

Brief 88699 JUN 13, 2014

Bhatia, Mikul; Angelou, Nicolina

Yemen - Road Asset Management Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 10 of 15) : Environmental and social management plan for construction of four axel load stations III-Al Rayan site - Hadramout governorate (English)

The Road Asset Management Project are to assist the Government of Yemen (GOY) in: (i) improving condition and safety of existing paved road infrastructure in 3-4 governorates, and (ii) putting in place institutional arrangements for efficient routine and emergency maintenance of paved roads in Yemen. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4075 JUN 08, 2014

Yemen - Road Asset Management Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 11 of 15) : Executive summary of environmental and social management plan for construction of four axel load stations III-Al Rayan site - Hadramout governorate (English)

The Road Asset Management Project are to assist the Government of Yemen (GOY) in: (i) improving condition and safety of existing paved road infrastructure in 3-4 governorates, and (ii) putting in place institutional arrangements for efficient routine and emergency maintenance of paved roads in Yemen. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4075 JUN 08, 2014

Arabic

Yemen - Road Asset Management Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 11 of 15) : Executive summary of environmental and social management plan for construction of four axel load stations III-Al Rayan site - Hadramout governorate (Arabic)

The Road Asset Management Project are to assist the Government of Yemen (GOY) in: (i) improving condition and safety of existing paved road infrastructure in 3-4 governorates, and (ii) putting in place institutional arrangements for efficient routine and emergency maintenance of paved roads in Yemen. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4075 JUN 08, 2014

English

Knowledge4Climate Action : proceedings and recommendations from Be the Movement, an international workshop (English)

The Be the Movement workshop was an inspiring gathering of climate change activists, youth and concerned professionals. Five main needs on how to strengthen the climate action movement were identified and discussed: message for new audiences; empowering educators; innovating campaign strategies; considering costs; and leading for solutions. ... See More +

Working Paper 88448 JUN 02, 2014

Connect4Climate; Edkins, Max Thabiso; Grenna, Lucia; Murphy, Caryle; Palummo, Simona; Sibilski, Leszek Jan

Agreeing on robust decisions : new processes for decision making under deep uncertainty (English)

Investment decision making is already difficult for any diverse group of actors with different priorities and views. But the presence of deep uncertainties linked to climate change and other future conditions further challenges decision making by questioning the robustness of all purportedly optimal solutions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6906 JUN 01, 2014

Kalra, Nidhi; Hallegatte, Stephane; Lempert, Robert; Brown, Casey; Fozzard, Adrian; Gill, Stuart; Shah, Ankur

Institutions and firms' return to innovation : evidence from the world bank enterprise survey (English)

This paper poses a question: do firms in developing countries not innovate because they are unwilling to? The question moves away from the conventional focus on the obstacles (such as the lack of access to finance) that hinder firms' innovation ability. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6918 JUN 01, 2014

Nguyen, Ha; Jaramillo, Patricio A.

50 years of urbanization in Africa : examining the role of climate change (English)

This paper documents a significant impact of climate variation on urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa, primarily in more arid countries. By lowering farm incomes, reduced moisture availability encourages migration to nearby cities, while wetter conditions slow migration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6925 JUN 01, 2014

Henderson, J. Vernon; Storeygard, Adam; Deichmann, Uwe

Assessment of household energy deprivation in Tajikistan : policy options for socially responsible reform in the energy sector (English)

Every year an estimated seventy percent of Tajikistan's population suffers from severe electricity shortages in winter. The energy sector was affected by dramatic changes over the last few decades - regional energy cooperation was disrupted after the break-up of the Soviet Union, gas imports were interrupted, and the state was unable to invest adequately in the maintenance of the national energy infrastructure. ... See More +

Energy Study 88837 JUN 01, 2014

Swinkels, Rob

Resilience in Education Settings Research (RES-Research) : training facilitator guidance notes (Vol. 1 of 2) (English)

These guidance notes prepare universities, local researchers, and development and humanitarian agencies to use and teach the approach of the Resilience in Education Settings (RES)-Research module, in its entirety or partially. ... See More +

Working Paper 88847 JUN 01, 2014

Reyes, Joel; Liebenberg, Linda; Kelcey, Jo

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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 (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
High-speed railways in China : a look at construction costs (Chinese)
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JUL 01, 2014 89200 Brief English
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
Capturing the multi-dimensionality of energy access (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88699 Brief
Yemen - Road Asset Management Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 10 of 15) : Environmental and social management plan for construction of four axel load stations III-Al Rayan site - Hadramout governorate (English)
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JUN 08, 2014 E4075 Environmental Assessment
Yemen - Road Asset Management Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 11 of 15) : Executive summary of environmental and social management plan for construction of four axel load stations III-Al Rayan site - Hadramout governorate (English)
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JUN 08, 2014 E4075 Environmental Assessment Arabic
Yemen - Road Asset Management Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 11 of 15) : Executive summary of environmental and social management plan for construction of four axel load stations III-Al Rayan site - Hadramout governorate (Arabic)
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JUN 08, 2014 E4075 Environmental Assessment English
Brazil - Mechanism of Doacao dedicated to Indigenous Peoples Project : Brasil - Mecanismo de Doacao Dedicado para Povos Indigenas (Portuguese)
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JUN 04, 2014 PIDC1110 Project Information Document
Knowledge4Climate Action : proceedings and recommendations from Be the Movement, an international workshop (English)
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JUN 02, 2014 88448 Working Paper
Agreeing on robust decisions : new processes for decision making under deep uncertainty (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6906 Policy Research Working Paper
Institutions and firms' return to innovation : evidence from the world bank enterprise survey (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6918 Policy Research Working Paper
50 years of urbanization in Africa : examining the role of climate change (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6925 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessment of household energy deprivation in Tajikistan : policy options for socially responsible reform in the energy sector (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88837 Energy Study
Resilience in Education Settings Research (RES-Research) : training facilitator guidance notes (Vol. 1 of 2) (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88847 Working Paper