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Sifting through the Data : labor markets in Haiti through a turbulent decade (2001-2012) (English)

In Latin America, labor markets have been the main channel through which growth has reduced poverty, with higher labor income accounting for 49 percent of the reduction in poverty in 2008–13. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7562 FEB 09, 2016

Scot,Thiago; Rodella,Aude-Sophie

World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)

This Board report acknowledges a World Bank Group Boards calendar for February 2016, March 2016 and April 2016.

Board Report 103187 FEB 08, 2016

Financial channels, property rights, and poverty : a Sub-Saharan African perspective (English)

Studies on the link between financial development and poverty have been inconclusive. Some claim that deeper financial sectors should improve the allocation of capital by allowing entrepreneurs greater access to finance, which should particularly favor the poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7559 FEB 08, 2016

Singh,Raju; Huang,Yifei

China - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 103174 FEB 04, 2016

Greying the budget : ageing and preferences over public policies (English)

This paper looks at how individual preferences for the allocation of government spending change along the life cycle. Using the Life in Transition Survey II for 34 countries in Europe and Central Asia, the study finds that older individuals are less likely to support a rise in government outlays on education and more likely to support increases in spending on pensions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7555 FEB 02, 2016

de Mello,Luiz; Schotte,Simone Raphaela; Tiongson,Erwin H. R.; Winkler,Hernan Jorge

The welfare cost of inflation and the regulations of money substitutes (English)

This paper studies the possibility of using financial regulation that prohibits the use of money substitutes as a tool for mitigating the adverse effects of deviations from the Friedman rule. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7553 FEB 02, 2016

Eden,Benjamin; Eden,Maya

Do resource-rich countries suffer from a lack of fiscal discipline ? (English)

Fiscal indicators for resource-rich and resource-poor low- and middle-income countries are compared using annual data from 1996 to 2012. Resource richness is defined by export composition: fuel greater than a 25 percent share and/or ores and metals greater than a 10 percent share. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7552 FEB 02, 2016

Bleaney,Michael Francis; Halland,Havard

Managing food price volatility in a large open country : the case of wheat in India (English)

India has pursued an active food security policy for many years, using a combination of trade policy interventions, public distribution of food staples, and assistance to farmers through minimum support prices defended by public stocks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7551 FEB 02, 2016

Gouel,Christophe; Gautam,Madhur; Martin,William J.

Albania - Social Service Delivery Project : INT redacted report (English)

The International Development Association (IDA) and Albania signed a development credit agreement for the Social Services Delivery Project for approximately United States (U.S.) 12 million dollars. ... See More +

Board Report 103175 FEB 01, 2016

South Africa economic update : promoting faster growth and poverty alleviation through competition (English)

Promoting faster growth and poverty alleviation through competition is particularly important for South Africa, which is facing weak economic growth and limited fiscal resources and has to look to avenues outside the fiscal space to stimulate faster sustainable growth and progress towards its ultimate goal of eliminating poverty, outlined in the 2030 National Development Plan (NDP). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 103057 FEB 01, 2016

Purfield,Catriona Mary; Hanusch,Marek; Algu,Yashvir; Begazo Gomez,Tania Priscilla; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Nyman,Sara

Zimbabwe Economic Update - Changing growth patterns : improving health outcomes (English)

Low export prices and high production costs are contributing to a persistent deficit in the external accounts. Despite narrowing somewhat in recent years, Zimbabwe’s current account deficit remains much larger than those of comparable countries in the region, and exports currently amount to just over half of imports. ... See More +

Working Paper 103601 FEB 01, 2016

Herderschee,Johannes

Lifting economic sanctions on Iran : global effects and strategic responses (English)

This paper uses a global general equilibrium simulation model to quantify the effects of lifting economic sanctions on Iran with and without strategic responses. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7549 FEB 01, 2016

Ianchovichina,Elena; Devarajan,Shantayanan; Lakatos,Csilla

Annual review 2015 : FIAS celebrating 30 years of partnership (English)

In the early years, facility for investment climate advisory services (FIAS) was the only part of the Bank Group fully dedicated to investment climate reform. ... See More +

Annual Report 103084 FEB 01, 2016

Diamond,John Michael

Uganda - Second Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement action plan : narrative section (English)

The objective of the Second Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project for Uganda is to deepen the institutional reforms and enhance city infrastructure to improve urban mobility and foster economic development. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG1745 FEB 01, 2016

Byansansa,Annette Nabisere

Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (February 2016) (English)

This Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program covers FY16 Q3, FY16 Q4, and updated reports and other documents to be circulated for information. ... See More +

Board Report 103211 FEB 01, 2016

Niger - First Adaptable Program Lending Basin Water Resources Development and Sustainable Ecosystems Management Project : INT redacted report (English)

The Niger First Adaptable Program Lending Basin Water Resources Development and Sustainable Ecosystems Management Project aimed to enhance regional coordination among the member countries of the Niger basin, and to promote the development and management of the water resources of the Niger River basin. ... See More +

Board Report 103179 FEB 01, 2016

Tajikistan - Fourth Global Partnership for Education Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 103089 FEB 01, 2016

Nigeria - Second National Urban Water Sector Reform Project : INT redacted report (English)

The Second National Urban Water Sector Reform Project in the Federal Republic of Nigeria is designed to: (i) improve the reliability of the water supply produced by the water treatment works in Lagos; (ii) increase access to piped water networks in four cities in Cross River state; and (iii) improve the commercial viability of the urban water utilities in Cross River and Lagos states. ... See More +

Board Report 103177 FEB 01, 2016

Armenia - Municipal Water Project : INT redacted report (English)

The Municipal Water Project in Armenia aimed to support the improvement of the quality and availability of water supply in selected areas serviced by the Armenian Water and Sewerage Company, the project implementing unit (PIU). ... See More +

Board Report 103176 FEB 01, 2016

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Lao People’s Democratic Republic - Second Phase of Lao Environment and Social Project (LENS2) : Implementation support mission - May 4 to 27, 2015 (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 102665 Aide Memoire
Sifting through the Data : labor markets in Haiti through a turbulent decade (2001-2012) (English)
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FEB 09, 2016 WPS7562 Policy Research Working Paper
World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)
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FEB 08, 2016 103187 Board Report
Financial channels, property rights, and poverty : a Sub-Saharan African perspective (English)
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FEB 08, 2016 WPS7559 Policy Research Working Paper
China - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy : chair summary (English)
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FEB 04, 2016 103174 Board Summary
Greying the budget : ageing and preferences over public policies (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7555 Policy Research Working Paper
The welfare cost of inflation and the regulations of money substitutes (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7553 Policy Research Working Paper
Do resource-rich countries suffer from a lack of fiscal discipline ? (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7552 Policy Research Working Paper
Managing food price volatility in a large open country : the case of wheat in India (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7551 Policy Research Working Paper
Albania - Social Service Delivery Project : INT redacted report (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103175 Board Report
South Africa economic update : promoting faster growth and poverty alleviation through competition (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103057 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Zimbabwe Economic Update - Changing growth patterns : improving health outcomes (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103601 Working Paper
Lifting economic sanctions on Iran : global effects and strategic responses (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 WPS7549 Policy Research Working Paper
Annual review 2015 : FIAS celebrating 30 years of partnership (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103084 Annual Report
Uganda - Second Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement action plan : narrative section (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 SFG1745 Resettlement Plan
Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (February 2016) (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103211 Board Report
Niger - First Adaptable Program Lending Basin Water Resources Development and Sustainable Ecosystems Management Project : INT redacted report (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103179 Board Report
Tajikistan - Fourth Global Partnership for Education Project : procurement plan (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103089 Procurement Plan
Nigeria - Second National Urban Water Sector Reform Project : INT redacted report (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103177 Board Report
Armenia - Municipal Water Project : INT redacted report (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103176 Board Report