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Are large firms born or made ? evidence from developing countries (English)

This paper uses survey data from 120 developing countries to compare the role of institutions with firm characteristics at the time of creation of the firm in explaining the size, growth, and productivity of firms over their lifecycle. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7406 AUG 27, 2015

Ayyagari,Meghana; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Maksimovic,Vojislav

The impact of private sector internship and training on urban youth in Kenya (English)

This study uses a randomized experiment to evaluate the impacts of the training and internship program piloted in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu counties by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance and the Government of Kenya with support from the World Bank’s Kenya Youth Empowerment Project. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7404 AUG 27, 2015

Honorati,Maddalena

Sustaining employment and wage gains in Brazil : a skills and jobs agenda (English)

Improved labor market outcomes have been the main driver of reductions in poverty and inequality. Continued progress in employment and labor earnings will depend on achieving a first critical goal: raising labor productivity. ... See More +

Publication 99182 AUG 26, 2015

Silva,Joana C. G.; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Strokova,Victoria

The impact of Syrians refugees on the Turkish labor market (English)

Civil war in Syria has resulted in more than four million refugees fleeing the country, of which 1.8 million have found refuge in Turkey, making it the largest refugee-hosting country worldwide. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7402 AUG 24, 2015

Del Carpio,Ximena Vanessa; Wagner,Mathis Christoph

The pulse of public opinion : using Twitter data to analyze public perception of reform in El Salvador (English)

This study uses Twitter data to provide a more nuanced understanding of the public reaction to the 2011 reform to the propane gas subsidy in El Salvador. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7399 AUG 19, 2015

Seabold,Skipper; Rutherford,Alex; De Backer,Olivia; Coppola,Andrea

Kosovo - Education System Improvement Project (English)

The objective of the Education System Improvement Project for Kosovo is to strengthen selected systems that contribute to quality, accountability, and efficiency improvements in education in the Republic of Kosovo. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1015 AUG 19, 2015

The impact of vocational schooling on human capital development in developing countries : evidence from China (English)

A number of developing countries are currently promoting vocational education and training (VET) as a way to build human capital and strengthen economic growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7396 AUG 18, 2015

Loyalka,Prashant Kumar; Huang,Xiaoting; Zhang,Linxiu; Wei,Jianguo; Yi,Hongmei; Song,Yingquan; Shi,Yaojiang; Chu,James

Ghana - Partnership for Education Grant Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Partnership for Education Grant Project for Ghana is to improve the planning, monitoring, and delivery of basic education services in deprived districts of the recipients territory. ... See More +

Project Paper RES17147 AUG 17, 2015

Mikesell,Deborah Newitter

The impact of an accountability intervention with diagnostic feedback : evidence from Mexico (English)

In 2009, the Mexican state of Colima implemented a low-stakes accountability intervention with diagnostic feedback among 108 public primary schools with the lowest test scores in the national student assessment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7393 AUG 13, 2015

De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E.; Garcia Moreno,Vicente A.; Patrinos,Harry Anthony

Bangladesh national nutrition services - assessment of implementation status (English)

This report presents the findings of an operations research study conducted to assess the implementation of the Government of Bangladeshs National Nutrition Services Program (NNS) and to identify the achievements, determine the bottlenecks that adversely impact these achievements, and highlight potential solutions to ensure smooth delivery of the program. ... See More +

Publication 98839 AUG 12, 2015

Saha, Kuntal K.; Billah, Masum; Menon,Purnima; Arifeen, Shams El; Mbuya,Nkosinathi Vusizihlobo

Afghanistan - Second Education Quality Improvement Program Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Second Education Quality Improvement Program Project for Afghanistan is to increase equitable access to quality basic education especially for girls through school grants, teacher training and strengthened institutional capacity with support from communities and private providers. ... See More +

Project Paper RES20388 AUG 10, 2015

Lahire,Nathalie

Chile - Social Inclusion for Shared Prosperity Development Policy Loan Project (English)

Program Information Document 99164 AUG 10, 2015

Gender education gaps among indigenous and nonindigenous groups in Bolivia (English)

This paper studies gender education gaps among indigenous and nonindigenous groups in Bolivia. Using the National Census of Population and Housing 2012 and an estimation method analogous to difference-in-differences, the paper finds that the intersection of gender and indigenous identity confers cumulative disadvantage for indigenous women in literacy, years of schooling, and primary and secondary school completion. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7387 AUG 10, 2015

Reimao,Maira Emy Nakayama; Tas,Emcet Oktay

The impact of secondary schooling in Kenya : a regression discontinuity analysis (English)

This paper estimates the impacts of secondary school on human capital, occupational choice, and fertility for young adults in Kenya. The probability of admission to government secondary school rises sharply at a score close to the national mean on a standardized 8th grade examination, permitting the estimation of causal effects of schooling in a regression discontinuity framework. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7384 AUG 06, 2015

Ozier,Owen

Early childhood education and development in Indonesia : an assessment of policies using SABER (English)

Investing in children in their early years represents a unique window of opportunity to improve individual, community, and societal outcomes. For poverty reduction and shared prosperity, investments in early childhood development (ECD) or early childhood education and development (ECED), are among the best investments that countries can make. ... See More +

Publication 98961 AUG 06, 2015

Denboba,Amina Debissa; Hasan,Amer; Wodon,Quentin T.; Adams,Lindsay Sarah; Hadiyati,Titie; Hartono,Djoko; Kim,Janice Heejin; Roesli,Rosfita; Putri,Mayla Safuro Lestari; Sayre,Rebecca Kraft

Armenia - Education Improvement Project (Vol. 5) : procurement plan - training (English)

Procurement Plan 98759 AUG 05, 2015

Armenia - Education Improvement Project (Vol. 4) : procurement plan - works (English)

Procurement Plan 98759 AUG 05, 2015

Armenia - Education Improvement Project (Vol. 2) : procurement plan - goods (English)

Procurement Plan 98759 AUG 05, 2015

Armenia - Education Improvement Project : procurement plan - consultants (English)

Procurement Plan 98759 AUG 05, 2015

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Are large firms born or made ? evidence from developing countries (English)
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AUG 27, 2015 WPS7406 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of private sector internship and training on urban youth in Kenya (English)
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AUG 27, 2015 WPS7404 Policy Research Working Paper
Sustaining employment and wage gains in Brazil : a skills and jobs agenda (English)
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AUG 26, 2015 99182 Publication
The impact of Syrians refugees on the Turkish labor market (English)
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AUG 24, 2015 WPS7402 Policy Research Working Paper
The pulse of public opinion : using Twitter data to analyze public perception of reform in El Salvador (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 WPS7399 Policy Research Working Paper
Kosovo - Education System Improvement Project (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 PAD1015 Project Appraisal Document
The impact of vocational schooling on human capital development in developing countries : evidence from China (English)
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AUG 18, 2015 WPS7396 Policy Research Working Paper
Ghana - Partnership for Education Grant Project : restructuring (English)
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AUG 17, 2015 RES17147 Project Paper
The impact of an accountability intervention with diagnostic feedback : evidence from Mexico (English)
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AUG 13, 2015 WPS7393 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh national nutrition services - assessment of implementation status (English)
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AUG 12, 2015 98839 Publication
Board standing committees membership : term of membership - November 1, 2014 thru October 31, 2016 (English)
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AUG 11, 2015 98802 Board Report
Afghanistan - Second Education Quality Improvement Program Project : restructuring (English)
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AUG 10, 2015 RES20388 Project Paper
Chile - Social Inclusion for Shared Prosperity Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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AUG 10, 2015 99164 Program Information Document
Gender education gaps among indigenous and nonindigenous groups in Bolivia (English)
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AUG 10, 2015 WPS7387 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of secondary schooling in Kenya : a regression discontinuity analysis (English)
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AUG 06, 2015 WPS7384 Policy Research Working Paper
Early childhood education and development in Indonesia : an assessment of policies using SABER (English)
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AUG 06, 2015 98961 Publication
Armenia - Education Improvement Project (Vol. 5) : procurement plan - training (English)
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AUG 05, 2015 98759 Procurement Plan
Armenia - Education Improvement Project (Vol. 4) : procurement plan - works (English)
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AUG 05, 2015 98759 Procurement Plan
Armenia - Education Improvement Project (Vol. 2) : procurement plan - goods (English)
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AUG 05, 2015 98759 Procurement Plan
Armenia - Education Improvement Project : procurement plan - consultants (English)
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AUG 05, 2015 98759 Procurement Plan