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China - Xinjiang Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project : procurement plan : 新疆职业教育发展项目 : 采购计划 (Chinese)

Procurement Plan 107102 JUL 27, 2016

Disclosed

Inherited wealth and demographic aging (English)

The role of inherited wealth in modern economies has increasingly come under scrutiny. This study presents one of the first attempts to shed light on how demographic aging could shape this role. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7739 JUN 30, 2016

Onder,Harun; Pestieau,Pierre Disclosed

Sectoral productivity gaps and aggregate productivity (English)

This paper examines the role of changes in sectoral productivity gaps over time in accounting for growth realized by countries over the past few decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7737 JUN 29, 2016

Sinha,Rishabh Disclosed

Evidence from a randomized evaluation of the household welfare impacts of conditional and unconditional cash transfers given to mothers or fathers (English)

This study conducted a randomized control trial in rural Burkina Faso to estimate the impact of alternative cash transfer delivery mechanisms on education, health, and household welfare outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7730 JUN 27, 2016

Disclosed

Keeping girls in school : a review of the global evidence (English)

Gender gaps in education have closed in almost all countries, especially at the primary level. In fact, these gaps have reversed in many countries in secondary education, especially in Latin America, the Caribbean, and East Asia, where it is now boys and young men who are disadvantaged. ... See More +

Brief 106481 JUN 24, 2016

Özler,Berk Disclosed

Providing out-of-school adolescent girls with skills : situation analysis for Malawi (English)

Promoting relevant technical and life skills is one option to empower adolescent girls by increasing their capacity to generate income and therefore by enhancing their bargaining power within the household. ... See More +

Brief 106482 JUN 24, 2016

Khan,Ayesha; Mupuwaliywa,Mupuwaliywa Disclosed

Philippines - Review of the social security system : considerations for strengthening sustainability and coverage (English)

This report was prepared at the request of the Philippines Social Security System (SSS) to analyze key challenges and propose reform options to improve the sustainability and expand the coverage of old age income protection for private sector workers. ... See More +

Working Paper 106597 JUN 23, 2016

Razat,Maya Disclosed

Leveraging social protection programs for improved nutrition : summary of evidence prepared for the global forum on nutrition-sensitive social protection programs, 2015 (English)

The global forum on nutrition-sensitive social protection programs, convened by securenutrition and the Russian Federation, brought together 150 donors, implementers, and country leaders to identify practical ways to link the nutrition and social protection agendas. ... See More +

Working Paper 106265 JUN 22, 2016

Alderman,Harold H. Disclosed

Early warning, early action : the use of predictive tools in drought response through Ethiopia's productive safety net programme (English)

This paper investigates the use of early warning tools as part of Ethiopia's Disaster Risk Management framework. Analyzing, in particular, the Livelihoods, Early Assessment and Protection tool, Livelihood Integrated Assessment and Hotspots Assessments, the paper delineates the scope and objectives of existing early warning tools, their commonalities and limitations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7716 JUN 21, 2016

Drechsler,Mareile Beate Stephanie; Soer,Wolter Disclosed

Weather index insurance and shock coping : evidence from Mexico's CADENA Program (English)

Weather risk and incomplete insurance markets are significant contributors to poverty for rural households in developing countries. Weather index insurance has emerged as a possible tool for overcoming these challenges. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7715 JUN 21, 2016

De Janvry,Alain F.; Ramirez Ritchie,Elizabeth Andrea; Sadoulet,Elisabeth Marie L. Disclosed

Social Inclusion in macro-level diagnostics : reflecting on the World Bank Group's early systematic country diagnostics (English)

The idea of social inclusion has garnered considerable attention, especially in the context of two recent developments: the Sustainable Development Goals and the heightened attention to inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7713 JUN 20, 2016

Das,Maitreyi Disclosed

Social capital, trust, and well-being in the evaluation of wealth (English)

This paper combines theory with data from different domains to provide an empirical analysis of the scale and variability of social capital as wealth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7707 JUN 20, 2016

Hamilton,Kirk E.; Helliwell,John F.; Woolcock,Michael Disclosed

Ethiopia - Fourth Productive Safety Nets Project : additional financing (English)

The objective of the Additional Financing for the Fourth Productive Safety Nets Project is to increased access to safety net and disaster risk management systems, complementary livelihoods services and nutrition support for food insecure households in rural Ethiopia. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1910 JUN 17, 2016

Disclosed

China - Capacity Strengthening for Implementation of Minamata Convention on Mercury Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The Capacity Strengthening for Implementation of Minamata Convention on Mercury GEF project will develop a national strategy for the Convention and improve China’s implementation capacity by conducting a survey on the current mercury production, use and emission, organizing publicity and training in various forms to raise public awareness, developing relevant sectoral and provincial action plans for mercury-related industries and carrying out capacity building demonstration in typical industries and key provinces. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2258 JUN 17, 2016

Obi Malife,Ngozi Blessing Disclosed

Montenegro - Country partnership framework for FY 2016-2020 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 106496 JUN 16, 2016

Disclosed

State secretaries reform in Ukraine : attempt to delineate responsibilities between ministers and senior civil servants (English)

The relationship between politicians and senior officials has been on the reform agenda in many countries, often on the premise that balance between technical, nonpartisan appointments and ensuring the responsiveness of public servants to the policies of the current government could be improved (Matheson et al. 2007). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7702 JUN 16, 2016

Balabushko,Oleksii Disclosed

Tanzania - Productive Social Safety Net Project : additional financing and restructuring - chair summary (English)

Board Summary 106495 JUN 16, 2016

Disclosed

Mongolia - Export Development Project (English)

The development objective of Export Development Project for Mongolia is to support Mongolian small and medium size firms (SMEs) in the non-mining sectors to strengthen their export capabilities and expand access to export markets. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD942 JUN 14, 2016

Disclosed

Uzbekistan - Country partnership framework for FY 2016-2020 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 106465 JUN 14, 2016

Disclosed

Making global value chains work for development (English)

Economic, technological, and political shifts as well as changing business strategies have driven firms to unbundle production processes and disperse them across countries. ... See More +

Publication 106305 JUN 10, 2016

Taglioni,Daria; Winkler,Deborah Elisabeth Disclosed

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China - Xinjiang Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project : procurement plan : 新疆职业教育发展项目 : 采购计划 (Chinese)
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JUL 27, 2016 107102 Procurement Plan
Inherited wealth and demographic aging (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 WPS7739 Policy Research Working Paper
Sectoral productivity gaps and aggregate productivity (English)
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JUN 29, 2016 WPS7737 Policy Research Working Paper
Evidence from a randomized evaluation of the household welfare impacts of conditional and unconditional cash transfers given to mothers or fathers (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 WPS7730 Policy Research Working Paper
Keeping girls in school : a review of the global evidence (English)
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JUN 24, 2016 106481 Brief
Providing out-of-school adolescent girls with skills : situation analysis for Malawi (English)
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JUN 24, 2016 106482 Brief
Philippines - Review of the social security system : considerations for strengthening sustainability and coverage (English)
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JUN 23, 2016 106597 Working Paper
Leveraging social protection programs for improved nutrition : summary of evidence prepared for the global forum on nutrition-sensitive social protection programs, 2015 (English)
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JUN 22, 2016 106265 Working Paper
Early warning, early action : the use of predictive tools in drought response through Ethiopia's productive safety net programme (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7716 Policy Research Working Paper
Weather index insurance and shock coping : evidence from Mexico's CADENA Program (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7715 Policy Research Working Paper
Social Inclusion in macro-level diagnostics : reflecting on the World Bank Group's early systematic country diagnostics (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7713 Policy Research Working Paper
Social capital, trust, and well-being in the evaluation of wealth (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7707 Policy Research Working Paper
Ethiopia - Fourth Productive Safety Nets Project : additional financing (English)
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JUN 17, 2016 PAD1910 Project Paper
China - Capacity Strengthening for Implementation of Minamata Convention on Mercury Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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JUN 17, 2016 SFG2258 Environmental Assessment
Montenegro - Country partnership framework for FY 2016-2020 : chair summary (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 106496 Board Summary
State secretaries reform in Ukraine : attempt to delineate responsibilities between ministers and senior civil servants (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 WPS7702 Policy Research Working Paper
Tanzania - Productive Social Safety Net Project : additional financing and restructuring - chair summary (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 106495 Board Summary
Mongolia - Export Development Project (English)
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JUN 14, 2016 PAD942 Project Appraisal Document
Uzbekistan - Country partnership framework for FY 2016-2020 : chair summary (English)
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JUN 14, 2016 106465 Board Summary
Making global value chains work for development (English)
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JUN 10, 2016 106305 Publication