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Do performance agreements help improve service delivery ? the experience of Brazilian states (English)

A growing number of states and municipalities in Brazil rely on results-based management, and many other local and state governments are considering adopting the practice. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7375 JUL 22, 2015

Vinuela,Lorena; Zoratto,Laura De Castro

Promoting democracy in fragile states : insights from a field experiment in Liberia (English)

A field experiment in rural Liberia is used to study democratic participation in fragile states. Fragile states are marked by political fragmentation, local patronage systems, and voter vulnerability. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7370 JUL 15, 2015

Mvukiyehe,Eric; Samii,Cyrus Dara

Asymmetric information about migrant earnings and remittance flows (English)

This paper examine asymmetric information about migrant earnings and its implications for remittance behavior using a sample of Indian households with husbands working overseas in Qatar. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7368 JUL 15, 2015

Seshan,Ganesh Kumar; Zubrickas,Robertas

Colombia - Second Programmatic Sustained Growth and Income Convergence Development Policy Loan Project (English)

Program Information Document 98594 JUL 14, 2015

The export-productivity link in Brazilian manufacturing firms (English)

This paper explores the link between exports and total factor productivity in Brazilian manufacturing firms over the period 2000–08. The Brazilian experience is instructive, as it is a case of an economy that expanded aggregate exports significantly, but with stagnant aggregate growth in total factor productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7365 JUL 13, 2015

Cirera,Xavier; Lederman,Daniel; Máñez,J.A.; Rochina,M.E.; Sanchis,J.A.

Can minimum wages close the gender wage gap ? evidence from Indonesia (English)

Using manufacturing plant-level census data, this paper demonstrates that minimum wage increases in Indonesia reduced gender wage gaps among production workers, with heterogeneous impacts by level of education and position of the firm in the wage distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7364 JUL 13, 2015

Hallward-Driemeier,Mary C.; Rijkers,Bob; Waxman,Andrew R.

Strengthening social security provision in Myanmar (English)

Myanmar has a mix of contributory and non-contributory programs providing some elements of social security but for a very small section of the population. ... See More +

Working Paper 97960 JUL 07, 2015

Dutta,Puja Vasudeva; OKeefe,Philip B.; Palacios,Robert J.

Inventory of social protection programs in Myanmar (English)

Myanmar’s spending on and coverage of social protection programs is low. Developing the building blocks of a social protection system needs to be a gradual process based on strengtheninginstitutional capacity and ensuring fiscal sustainability. ... See More +

Working Paper 97954 JUL 07, 2015

Infante Villarroel,Alba Mariana

Framework for the development of social protection systems : Lessons from international experience (English)

Many countries have used social protection to achieve broader development goals, particularly on poverty reduction and inclusive growth. A wide range of social protection programs allows countries to tackle specific development constraints at national, community, and household levels; provide support to particular population groups; and enhance growth-promoting opportunities.For instance, public works programs and cash transfers are important and flexible social assistance programs that can be tailored to achieve specific objectives and adjusted to various levels of institutional capacity. ... See More +

Working Paper 97953 JUL 07, 2015

Infante Villarroel,Alba Mariana

Moldova - Education Reform Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Education Reform Project for Moldova is to strengthen the quality of education while supporting the efficiency reforms being implemented in the education sector. ... See More +

Project Paper RES17493 JUL 07, 2015

Building resilience, equity and opportunity in Myanmar : The role of social protection - overview (English)

Myanmar is a country in transition and faces the following main challenges: a) reducing the incidence of poverty and improving human development outcomes, particularly for the poor and vulnerable; and b) addressing the insecurity of incomes and developing mechanisms to reduce exposure to risks and ability to cope with ill-health, disasters, and other shocks. ... See More +

Working Paper 97949 JUL 07, 2015

Dutta,Puja Vasudeva

Using probabilistic models to appraise and decide on sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance (English)

This paper presents an overview of the structure of probabilistic catastrophe risk models, discusses their importance for appraising sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance instruments and strategy, and puts forward a model and a process for improving decision making on the linked disaster risk management strategy and sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance strategy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7358 JUL 02, 2015

Ley-Borrás,Roberto; Fox,Benjamin Daniel

Quantifying through ex post assessments the micro-level impacts of sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance programs (English)

Uninsured natural disasters can have devastating effects on human welfare and economic growth, particularly in developing countries where large segments of the population are in poverty and government resources and capacity to assist in relief, recovery, and reconstruction are limited. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7356 JUL 02, 2015

De Janvry,Alain F.

Pension patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This report provides an initial stocktaking of the characteristics, environment and performance of public and private pensions and elderly assistance programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 98131 JUL 01, 2015

Dorfman,Mark Charles

Understanding Latin America and the Caribbean’s income gap (English)

Even nearly ten years of solid growth cannot guarantee long-term income convergence. The countries of the Latin America and Caribbean region (LAC), like other emerging economies, have benefited from a decade of remarkable growth and some income per capita convergence towards the United States and other industrialized countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 97885 JUL 01, 2015

Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Vostroknutova,Ekaterina; Wacker,Konstantin M.; Clavijo,Mateo

Taking stock : an update on Vietnams recent economic developments (English)

Economic activity continued to firm up in 2015, driven by domestic demand. After coming in at 6 percent in 2014, GDP growth accelerated to 6.28 percent during the first half of 2015, the fastest first-half-of-the-year growth rate in the past five years. ... See More +

Working Paper 98139 JUL 01, 2015

Vietnamese

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Zimbabwe - Hwange-Sanyati Biological Corridor Project : procurement plan - April 2015 to September 2016 (English)
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Eastern Africa - Sustainable Management of the Nyika Transfrontier Conservation Area Project : procurement plan for dated January 1, 2015 to June 30th, 2016 (English)
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JUL 29, 2015 98572 Procurement Plan
Do performance agreements help improve service delivery ? the experience of Brazilian states (English)
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JUL 22, 2015 WPS7375 Policy Research Working Paper
Promoting democracy in fragile states : insights from a field experiment in Liberia (English)
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JUL 15, 2015 WPS7370 Policy Research Working Paper
Asymmetric information about migrant earnings and remittance flows (English)
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JUL 15, 2015 WPS7368 Policy Research Working Paper
Colombia - Second Programmatic Sustained Growth and Income Convergence Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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JUL 14, 2015 98594 Program Information Document
The export-productivity link in Brazilian manufacturing firms (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 WPS7365 Policy Research Working Paper
Can minimum wages close the gender wage gap ? evidence from Indonesia (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 WPS7364 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Burkina Faso - Electricity Sector Support Project : procurement plan : Burkina Faso - Projet d’Appui au Sous Secteur de l’Electricité (PASEL): plan dachat (French,English)
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JUL 13, 2015 98036 Procurement Plan
Strengthening social security provision in Myanmar (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97960 Working Paper
Inventory of social protection programs in Myanmar (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97954 Working Paper
Framework for the development of social protection systems : Lessons from international experience (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97953 Working Paper
Moldova - Education Reform Project : restructuring (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 RES17493 Project Paper
Building resilience, equity and opportunity in Myanmar : The role of social protection - overview (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97949 Working Paper
Using probabilistic models to appraise and decide on sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7358 Policy Research Working Paper
Quantifying through ex post assessments the micro-level impacts of sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance programs (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7356 Policy Research Working Paper
Pension patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98131 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Understanding Latin America and the Caribbean’s income gap (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 97885 Working Paper
Taking stock : an update on Vietnams recent economic developments (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98139 Working Paper Vietnamese