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Hukou and highways : the impact of China’s spatial development policies on urbanization and regional inequality (English)

China has used two main spatial policies to shape its geographic patterns of development: restricted labor mobility through the Hukou residential registration system and massive infrastructure investment, notably a 96,000 kilometer national expressway network. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7350 JUN 30, 2015

Bosker,Maarten; Deichmann,Uwe; Roberts,Mark

Long-run effects of temporary incentives on medical care productivity (English)

The adoption of new clinical practice patterns by medical care providers is often challenging, even when the patterns are believed to be efficacious and profitable. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7348 JUN 30, 2015

Celhay,Pablo A.; Gertler,Paul J.; Giovagnoli,Paula; Vermeersch,Christel M. J.

Gold mining and proto-urbanization : recent evidence from Ghana (English)

Central place theory predicts that agglomeration can arise from external shocks. This paper investigates whether gold mining is a catalyst for proto-urbanization in rural Ghana. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7347 JUN 30, 2015

Fafchamps,Marcel; Koelle,Michael Rene; Shilpi,Forhad J.

Philippines - Enhancing the Income and Asset Declaration System : P144176 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR18762 JUN 29, 2015

0000A8056

Antigua and Barbuda - Public and Social Sector Transformation Project (PSST) : P126791 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 04 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19543 JUN 29, 2015

0000A8056

Lebanon - Lebanon Fiscal Management Reform 2 : P133226 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19629 JUN 29, 2015

0000A8056

Jamaica - JM Youth Employment in Digital and Animation Industries : P148013 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19585 JUN 29, 2015

0000A8056

High-powered incentives and communication failure (English)

This paper uses a donor-provider-agent framework to study the role of provider incentives for the delivery of developmental goods like aid, credit, or technology transfer to the poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7345 JUN 29, 2015

Mishra,Ajit Kumar; Sarangi,Sudipta

Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 8) (English)

The development objective of the Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project for Vietnam is to improve the safety of prioritized dams under the Governments Dam Safety Program to protect downstream communities and assets. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1146 JUN 26, 2015

Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 6) : Ethnic minority development plan for Da Teh reservoir, My Duc Commune, Da Teh district, Lam Dong province (English)

The development objective of the Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project for Vietnam is to improve the safety of prioritized dams under the Governments Dam Safety Program to protect downstream communities and assets. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1146 JUN 25, 2015

Inclusive economic growth in America’s cities : what’s the playbook and the score ? (English)

This paper defines economic inclusion as the ability of all people, including the disadvantaged, to share in economic gains, that is, the conditions that allow for broadly shared prosperity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7322 JUN 22, 2015

de Souza Briggs,Xavier; Pendall,Rolf Joseph; Rubin,Victor

How costly are labor gender gaps ? estimates for the Balkans and Turkey (English)

In this paper, survey data are used to document the presence of gender gaps in self-employment, employership, and labor force participation in seven Balkan countries and Turkey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7319 JUN 22, 2015

Cuberes,David; Teignier,Marc

IDA participations pilot program : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 97667 JUN 22, 2015

Argentina - Second State Modernization Project (English)

Ratings for the Second State Modernization Project for Argentina were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3366 JUN 22, 2015

Moldova - Strengthening the Effectiveness of the Social Safety Net Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Strengthening the Effectiveness of the Social Safety Net Project for Moldova is to improve the efficiency and equity of Moldovas safety net through a fiscally sustainable expansion and strengthening of the Ajutor social program. ... See More +

Project Paper RES19200 JUN 22, 2015

Smolyar,Yuliya

Product standards and firms’ export decisions (English)

The paper estimates the effect of product standards on firms’ export decisions using two novel datasets. The first covers all exporting firms in 42 developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7315 JUN 18, 2015

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Ferro,Esteban; Wilson,John Martin

Uruguay - Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Climate Change : P124181 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 07 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR17395 JUN 18, 2015

0000A8056

Solomon Islands - Rapid Employment Project : P114987 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 07 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19470 JUN 18, 2015

0000A8056

Niger - Niger Safety Net Project : P123399 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 08 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR18193 JUN 18, 2015

0000A8056

Seeking shared prosperity through trade (English)

Increasing the trade integration of developing countries can make a vital contribution to boosting shared prosperity, but it also exposes producers and consumers to exogenous shocks that alter relative prices, sometimes positively and sometimes negatively. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7314 JUN 17, 2015

Cali,Massimiliano; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Ruppert Bulmer,Elizabeth N.

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Hukou and highways : the impact of China’s spatial development policies on urbanization and regional inequality (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7350 Policy Research Working Paper
Long-run effects of temporary incentives on medical care productivity (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7348 Policy Research Working Paper
Gold mining and proto-urbanization : recent evidence from Ghana (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7347 Policy Research Working Paper
Philippines - Enhancing the Income and Asset Declaration System : P144176 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR18762 Implementation Status and Results Report
Antigua and Barbuda - Public and Social Sector Transformation Project (PSST) : P126791 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 04 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR19543 Implementation Status and Results Report
Lebanon - Lebanon Fiscal Management Reform 2 : P133226 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR19629 Implementation Status and Results Report
Jamaica - JM Youth Employment in Digital and Animation Industries : P148013 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR19585 Implementation Status and Results Report
High-powered incentives and communication failure (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 WPS7345 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 8) (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 SFG1146 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 6) : Ethnic minority development plan for Da Teh reservoir, My Duc Commune, Da Teh district, Lam Dong province (English)
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JUN 25, 2015 SFG1146 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Inclusive economic growth in America’s cities : what’s the playbook and the score ? (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7322 Policy Research Working Paper
How costly are labor gender gaps ? estimates for the Balkans and Turkey (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7319 Policy Research Working Paper
IDA participations pilot program : chair summary (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 97667 Board Summary
Argentina - Second State Modernization Project (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 ICR3366 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Moldova - Strengthening the Effectiveness of the Social Safety Net Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 RES19200 Project Paper
Product standards and firms’ export decisions (English)
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JUN 18, 2015 WPS7315 Policy Research Working Paper
Uruguay - Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Climate Change : P124181 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 07 (English)
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JUN 18, 2015 ISR17395 Implementation Status and Results Report
Solomon Islands - Rapid Employment Project : P114987 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 07 (English)
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JUN 18, 2015 ISR19470 Implementation Status and Results Report
Niger - Niger Safety Net Project : P123399 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 08 (English)
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JUN 18, 2015 ISR18193 Implementation Status and Results Report
Seeking shared prosperity through trade (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7314 Policy Research Working Paper