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India - Uttar Pradesh Core Road Network Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3 of 3) : Compliance matrix : draft (English)

The objective of the Uttar Pradesh Core Road Network Development Program Project for India is to: (i) improve quality, safety and sustainability of targeted state highway corridors and; (ii) to introduce better road management practices. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4691 NOV 25, 2014

Bangladesh - Income Support Program for the Poorest Project (English)

The objective of the Income Support Program for the Poorest Project for Bangladesh is to provide income support to the poorest mothers in selected Upazilas, while (i) increasing the mothers’ use of child nutrition and cognitive development services, and (ii) enhancing local level government capacity to deliver safety nets. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD957 NOV 17, 2014

Nicaragua - Public Financial Management Modernization Project : additional financing (English)

The objective of the Public Financial Management Modernization project for Nicaragua is to enhance the efficiency, performance orientation, and transparency of the recipient's public expenditures management. ... See More +

Project Paper 90599 NOV 07, 2014

Pakistan - First Phase of Sindh Water Sector Improvement Project : additional financing (English)

The objective of the additional financing for the First Phase of Sindh Water Sector Improvement Project for Pakistan is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of irrigation water distribution in Ghotki Area Water Board (AWB), Nara AWB, and Left Bank AWB, all in the Province of Sindh, particularly with respect to measures of reliability, equity and user satisfaction. ... See More +

Project Paper 76860 NOV 04, 2014

Philippines - Second National Roads Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 34 of 34) : Land acquisition, resettlement, rehabilitation, and indigenous peoples (LARRIP) policy framework (English)

The objective of the Second Roads Improvement Project for the Philippines is to establish an environmentally, socially and financially sustainable management system for an improved National Roads System (NRS). ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E1467 NOV 03, 2014

Department of Public Works and Highways, Environmental and Social Services Office (ESSO)

Solomon Islands - Rapid Employment Project (REP) : additional financing (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 92808 NOV 03, 2014

Promoting women's economic empowerment : what works ? (English)

A review of rigorous evaluations of interventions that seek to empower women economically shows that the same class of interventions has significantly different outcomes depending on the client. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7087 NOV 01, 2014

Buvinic, Mayra; Furst-Nichols, Rebecca

Some simple analytics of trade and labor mobility (English)

This paper studies a simple, tractable model of labor adjustment in a trade model that allows researchers to analyze the economy's dynamic response to trade liberalization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7089 NOV 01, 2014

Artuc, Erhan; Chaudhuri, Shubham; McLaren, John

Does land fragmentation increase the cost of cultivation ? evidence from India (English)

Although a large literature discusses the productivity effects of land fragmentation, measurement and potential endogeneity issues are often overlooked. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7085 NOV 01, 2014

Deininger, Klaus; Monchuk, Daniel; Nagarajan, Hari K; Singh, Sudhir K

The gendered labor market impacts of trade liberalization : evidence from Brazil (English)

This paper investigates gender differences in the impact of Brazil's trade liberalization on labor market outcomes. To identify the causal effect of trade reforms, the paper uses difference-in-difference estimation exploiting variation across microregions in pre-liberalization industry composition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7095 NOV 01, 2014

Gaddis, Isis; Pieters, Janneke

Income diversification patterns in rural Sub-Saharan Africa : reassessing the evidence (English)

Is Africa's rural economy transforming as its economies grow? This paper uses comparable income aggregates from 41 national household surveys from 22 countries to explore the extent of income diversification among rural households in Sub-Saharan Africa, and to look at how income diversification in Sub-Saharan Africa compares with other regions, taking into account differences in levels of development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7108 NOV 01, 2014

Davis, Benjamin; Di Giuseppe, Stefania; Zezza, Alberto

Health information, treatment, and worker productivity : experimental evidence from malaria testing and treatment among Nigerian sugarcane cutters (English)

Agricultural and other physically demanding sectors are important sources of growth in developing countries but prevalent diseases such as malaria adversely impact the productivity, labor supply, and choice of job tasks among workers by reducing physical capacity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7120 NOV 01, 2014

Dillon, Andrew; Friedman, Jed; Serneels, Pieter

What doesn't kill you makes you poorer : adult wages and the early-life disease environment in India (English)

A growing literature documents links between early-life health and human capital, and between human capital and adult wages. Although most of this literature has focused on developed countries, economists have hypothesized that effects of early-life health on adult economic outcomes could be even greater in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7121 NOV 01, 2014

Lawson, Nicholas; Spears, Dean

Structural reforms and labor market outcomes : international panel data evidence (English)

This paper explores the impact of structural reforms on a comprehensive set of macro-level labor-market outcomes, including the unemployment rate, the average wage index, and overall and female employment levels and labor force participation rates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7122 NOV 01, 2014

Hollweg, Claire H.; Lederman, Daniel; Mitra, Devashish

Climate change and poverty -- an analytical framework (English)

Climate change and climate policies will affect poverty reduction efforts through direct and immediate impacts on the poor and by affecting factors that condition poverty reduction, such as economic growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7126 NOV 01, 2014

Hallegatte, Stephane; Bangalore, Mook; Bonzanigo, Laura; Fay, Marianne; Narloch, Ulf; Rozenberg, Julie; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien

West Bank and Gaza : World Bank Group Assistance Strategy FY2015-2016 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 92227 OCT 30, 2014

Human Resources Committee : minutes of the meeting held on Monday, October 29, 2014 (English)

Minutes 92190 OCT 29, 2014

Mali - Governance and Budget Decentralization Technical Assistance Project : procurement plan (French)

Procurement Plan 92812 OCT 29, 2014

India - Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness in Bihar Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2 of 3) : Environmental management system (English)

The development objective of the Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness in Bihar Project for India is to enhance teacher effectiveness through institutional reforms and improvements in teacher management and accountability. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4673 OCT 28, 2014

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India - Uttar Pradesh Core Road Network Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3 of 3) : Compliance matrix : draft (English)
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NOV 25, 2014 E4691 Environmental Assessment
Bangladesh - Income Support Program for the Poorest Project (English)
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NOV 17, 2014 PAD957 Project Appraisal Document
Nicaragua - Public Financial Management Modernization Project : additional financing (English)
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NOV 07, 2014 90599 Project Paper
Pakistan - First Phase of Sindh Water Sector Improvement Project : additional financing (English)
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NOV 04, 2014 76860 Project Paper
Philippines - Second National Roads Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 34 of 34) : Land acquisition, resettlement, rehabilitation, and indigenous peoples (LARRIP) policy framework (English)
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NOV 03, 2014 E1467 Environmental Assessment
Solomon Islands - Rapid Employment Project (REP) : additional financing (English)
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NOV 03, 2014 92808 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Promoting women's economic empowerment : what works ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7087 Policy Research Working Paper
Some simple analytics of trade and labor mobility (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7089 Policy Research Working Paper
Does land fragmentation increase the cost of cultivation ? evidence from India (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7085 Policy Research Working Paper
The gendered labor market impacts of trade liberalization : evidence from Brazil (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7095 Policy Research Working Paper
Income diversification patterns in rural Sub-Saharan Africa : reassessing the evidence (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7108 Policy Research Working Paper
Health information, treatment, and worker productivity : experimental evidence from malaria testing and treatment among Nigerian sugarcane cutters (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2014 WPS7120 Policy Research Working Paper
What doesn't kill you makes you poorer : adult wages and the early-life disease environment in India (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7121 Policy Research Working Paper
Structural reforms and labor market outcomes : international panel data evidence (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7122 Policy Research Working Paper
Climate change and poverty -- an analytical framework (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7126 Policy Research Working Paper
West Bank and Gaza : World Bank Group Assistance Strategy FY2015-2016 : chair summary (English)
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OCT 30, 2014 92227 Board Summary
Human Resources Committee : minutes of the meeting held on Monday, October 29, 2014 (English)
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OCT 29, 2014 92190 Minutes
Mali - Governance and Budget Decentralization Technical Assistance Project : procurement plan (French)
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OCT 29, 2014 92812 Procurement Plan
Committe on Governance and Executive Directors Administrative Matters, Held on October 28, 2014 (English)
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OCT 28, 2014 92226 Minutes
India - Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness in Bihar Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2 of 3) : Environmental management system (English)
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OCT 28, 2014 E4673 Environmental Assessment