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Internal Audit Vice Presidency (English)

IAD is an independent and objective assurance and advisory function designed to add value to the World Bank Group (WBG) by improving the operations of WBG’s entities. ... See More +

Board Report 93226 DEC 10, 2014

Analysis of displacement in Somalia (English)

Development and humanitarian actors currently engaged in Somalia face the challenge of delivering assistance in such a way that it is supportive of peace and state building, addresses the acute vulnerability, and dependence of large shares of the population while operating in a still insecure and changing environment. ... See More +

Working Paper 93238 DEC 09, 2014

Bryld, Erik; Kamau, Christine; Sinigallia, Dina

Cameroon - Social Safety Nets Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation des marches simplifie (French)

Procurement Plan 93245 DEC 05, 2014

Argentine - Second Rural Education Improvement Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 92947 DEC 02, 2014

Uruguay - Drought Events Impact Mitigation Investment Project Financing : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 92948 DEC 02, 2014

Education attainment in the Middle East and North Africa : success at a cost (English)

This paper reviews the experience of the Middle East and North Africa region in education attainment over the past four decades (1970-2010). It documents the following main findings: (a) all countries in the region experienced significant improvements in educational attainment over this period; (b) most countries in the region did better in this regard than comparators that had roughly the same education stocks in 1970; (c) collectively, the region achieved a greater percentage increase in education than other regions; (d) the regionapos;s better performance was in part because of higher rates of public spending on education, better food sufficiency status, and a lower initial stock of education in 1970 in comparison with most other developing country regions; and (e) the region had among the lowest payoffs to public spending in terms of increments in education stock; the impressive advance in education was achieved at high cost. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7127 DEC 01, 2014

Iqbal, Farrukh; Kiendrebeogo, Youssouf

Motivations, monitoring technologies, and pay for performance (Vol. 1of1) (English)

Monitoring technologies and pay for performance contracts are becoming popular solutions to improve public services delivery. Their track record is however mixed. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7128 DEC 01, 2014

Cordella, Antonio; Cordella, Tito

Congo, Democratic Republic of - Eastern Recovery Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Cadre de Gestion Environmentale et Sociale (CGES) (French)

The Project Development Objective of the Eastern Recovery Project of the Democratic Republic of Congo is to improve access to the socio economic infrastructure and improve livelihoods in vulnerable communities in the eastern provinces. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4427 DEC 01, 2014

Turkeyapos;s transitions : integration, inclusion, institutions : Overview (English)

An objective assessment of what has worked well and what needs to change is also important in the context of Turkey’s domestic policy debate. A failure to appreciate the roots of Turkey’s achievements and understand the policies that contributed to them may precipitate costly reversals. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 90509 DEC 01, 2014

Turkish

Turkeyapos;s transitions : integration, inclusion, institutions : Genel bakis (Turkish)

An objective assessment of what has worked well and what needs to change is also important in the context of Turkey’s domestic policy debate. A failure to appreciate the roots of Turkey’s achievements and understand the policies that contributed to them may precipitate costly reversals. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 90509 DEC 01, 2014

English

Turkeyapos;s transitions : integration, inclusion, institutions (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

An objective assessment of what has worked well and what needs to change is also important in the context of Turkey’s domestic policy debate. A failure to appreciate the roots of Turkey’s achievements and understand the policies that contributed to them may precipitate costly reversals. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 90509 DEC 01, 2014

Violence against women and girls resource guide : education sector brief (English)

Experiencing violence in schools can negatively impact girlsapos; enrollment as well as the quality of the education they receive. Evidence suggests that sexual harassment is widespread in educational settings in many parts of the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 92968 DEC 01, 2014

Gennari, Floriza; Urban, Anne-Marie; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Arango, Diana; Kiplesund, Sveinung

Measuring risk preferences in rural Ethiopia : risk tolerance and exogenous income proxies (English)

Risk-aversion has generally been found to decrease in income. This may lead one to expect that poor countries will be more risk-averse than rich countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7137 DEC 01, 2014

Vieider, Ferdinand M.; Beyene, Abebe; Bluffstone, Randall; Dissanayake, Sahan; Gebreegziabher, Zenebe; Martinsson, Peter; Mekonnen, Alemu

China - HCFC Phase-out Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 93224 DEC 01, 2014

Wage growth, landholding, and mechanization in Chinese agriculture (English)

This paper uses farm panel data from China to examine the dynamics of land transactions, machine investments, and the demand for machine services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7138 DEC 01, 2014

Wang, Xiaobing; Yamauchi, Futoshi; Otsuka, Keijiro; Huang, Jikun

Roads, labor markets, and human capital : evidence from rural Indonesia (English)

This paper uses household panel data from rural Indonesia to examine the impact of road quality on labor supply and wages. First, road projects are found to increase transportation speed. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7139 DEC 01, 2014

Yamauchi, Futoshi

Transparent government and business regulation : "open for business?" (English)

This paper presents new indicators for 185 economies measuring the accessibility of business regulatory information. The paper shows that the new data can serve as meaningful proxies for the overall transparency of governments and the new data have explanatory power for the quality of business regulation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7132 DEC 01, 2014

Geginat, Carolin; Saltane, Valentina

Yemen - Emergency Support to Social Protection Project (English)

The objective of the Emergency Support to Social Protection Project for Yemen is to the Recipient in providing cash transfers to Social Welfare Fund (SWF) beneficiaries. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1118 NOV 26, 2014

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Internal Audit Vice Presidency (English)
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DEC 10, 2014 93226 Board Report
Analysis of displacement in Somalia (English)
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DEC 09, 2014 93238 Working Paper
Cameroon - Social Safety Nets Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation des marches simplifie (French)
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DEC 05, 2014 93245 Procurement Plan
Human Resources Committee Minutes of the Meeting, held on December 2, 2014 : Human Resources Committee : Minutes of the Meeting, held on December 2, 2014 (English)
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DEC 02, 2014 92916 Minutes
Argentine - Second Rural Education Improvement Project : chair summary (English)
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DEC 02, 2014 92947 Board Summary
Uruguay - Drought Events Impact Mitigation Investment Project Financing : chair summary (English)
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DEC 02, 2014 92948 Board Summary
Education attainment in the Middle East and North Africa : success at a cost (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7127 Policy Research Working Paper
Motivations, monitoring technologies, and pay for performance (Vol. 1of1) (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7128 Policy Research Working Paper
Congo, Democratic Republic of - Eastern Recovery Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Cadre de Gestion Environmentale et Sociale (CGES) (French)
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DEC 01, 2014 E4427 Environmental Assessment
Turkeyapos;s transitions : integration, inclusion, institutions : Overview (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 90509 Country Economic Memorandum Turkish
Turkeyapos;s transitions : integration, inclusion, institutions : Genel bakis (Turkish)
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DEC 01, 2014 90509 Country Economic Memorandum English
Turkeyapos;s transitions : integration, inclusion, institutions (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 90509 Country Economic Memorandum
Violence against women and girls resource guide : education sector brief (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 92968 Working Paper
Executive directors’ work program : IBRD/IDA/IFC/MIGA chronological listing of items (FY15 QII to FY15 QIV) (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 92976 Board Report
Measuring risk preferences in rural Ethiopia : risk tolerance and exogenous income proxies (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7137 Policy Research Working Paper
China - HCFC Phase-out Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 93224 Procurement Plan
Wage growth, landholding, and mechanization in Chinese agriculture (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7138 Policy Research Working Paper
Roads, labor markets, and human capital : evidence from rural Indonesia (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7139 Policy Research Working Paper
Transparent government and business regulation : "open for business?" (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7132 Policy Research Working Paper
Yemen - Emergency Support to Social Protection Project (English)
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NOV 26, 2014 PAD1118 Project Appraisal Document