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Agriculture in Africa -- telling myths from facts : a synthesis (English)

Stylized facts drive research agendas and policy debates. Yet robust stylized facts are hard to come by, and when available, often outdated. In a special issue of Food Policy, 12 papers revisit conventional wisdom on African agriculture and its farmers' livelihoods using nationally representative surveys from the Living Standards Measurement Study-Integrated Surveys on Agriculture Initiative in six African countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7979 FEB 21, 2017

Christiaensen,Luc Disclosed

Growth (but not only) is good for the poor : some cross-country evidence to promote growth and shared prosperity in Haiti (English)

Many low-income countries, such as Haiti, have high ambitions and socioeconomic needs to achieve substantial income growth, especially for the poorest income quintiles. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7975 FEB 16, 2017

Belo Da Silva Antoine,Kassia; Singh,Raju; Wacker,Konstantin M. Disclosed

A firm of one's own : experimental evidence on credit constraints and occupational choice (English)

This study presents results from a randomized evaluation of two labor market interventions targeted to young women aged 18 to 19 years in three of Nairobi's poorest neighborhoods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7977 FEB 16, 2017

Brudevold-Newman,Andrew Peter; Honorati,Maddalena; Jakiela,Pamela; Ozier,Owen Disclosed

Dynamics of child development : analysis of a longitudinal cohort in a very low income country (English)

Longitudinal patterns of child development and socioeconomic status are described for a cohort of children in Madagascar who were surveyed when they were 3–6 and 7-10 years old. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7973 FEB 15, 2017

Galasso,Emanuela; Weber,Ann; Fernald,Lia C. H. Disclosed

Estimating poverty using cell phone data : evidence from Guatemala (English)

The dramatic expansion of mobile phone use in developing countries has given rise to a rich and largely untapped source of information about the characteristics of communities and regions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7969 FEB 14, 2017

Hernandez,Marco; Hong,Lingzi; Frias-Martinez,Vanessa; Frias-Martinez,Enrique Disclosed

Distribution of consumption expenditure in East Asia (English)

Using a new database of household surveys, this paper examines inequality among all individuals living in developing East Asia regardless of their country of residence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7968 FEB 14, 2017

Jirasavetakul,La-Bhus Fah; Lakner,Christoph Disclosed

Research digest newsletter Vol. 11 (No. 2) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: Estimating International Poverty Lines; Global Inequality between 1988 and 2008 and the "Elephant Graph"; Challenges in Counting theWorld's Hungry; Incentive Effects of Antipoverty Programs; Importing High Food Pricesby Exporting; The Decision to Invest in Child Quality over Quantity; Supporting Parents to ImprovePreschool Outcomes; Can Conditional Cash Transfers Improve Child Nutrition? ... See More +

Newsletter 112736 FEB 13, 2017

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Simulating the macroeconomic impact of future water scarcity (English)

In this paper we consider some of the economic implications of climate change scenarios as described in the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs). ... See More +

Working Paper W16006 FEB 08, 2017

Ramaroson,Marina Rachel Gery Disclosed

Jordan - Emergency Services and Social Resilience Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 112701 FEB 08, 2017

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Jordan - Emergency Services and Social Resilience Project : procurement plan (Arabic,English)

Procurement Plan 112704 FEB 08, 2017

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Lebanon - Emergency Primary Health Care project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 112698 FEB 08, 2017

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Evaluation of an adolescent development program for girls in Tanzania (English)

This paper evaluates a program targeted to adolescent girls in Tanzania that aims to empower them economically as well as socially. The program was found to be highly successful in Uganda in terms of economic, health, and social outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7961 FEB 07, 2017

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Gulesci,Selim; Sulaiman,Munshi; Yam,Venus Disclosed

The impact of mining on spatial inequality recent evidence from Africa (English)

This paper investigates the relationship between mining and spatial inequality in Africa during 2001-12. The identification strategy is based on a unilateral causation between mining and district inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7960 FEB 06, 2017

Addison,Tony; Boly,Amadou; Mveyange,Anthony Francis Disclosed

Burundi - Regional Great Lakes Integrated Agriculture Development Project : indigenous peoples plan : Cadre de planification en faveur des populations autochtones (French)

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG3011 FEB 06, 2017

Jenane,Chakib Disclosed

Personality traits, technology adoption, and technical efficiency : evidence from smallholder rice farms in Ghana (English)

Although a large literature highlights the impact of personality traits on key labor market outcomes, evidence of their impact on agricultural production decisions remains limited. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7959 FEB 02, 2017

Ali,Daniel Ayalew; Bowen,Derick; Deininger,Klaus W. Disclosed

Improving emerging markets healthcare through private provision (English)

The role of private enterprise in healthcare is to complement and support improvements to public healthcare, not to supplant it. Private providers are the primary source of care for the world’s poorest people and their record is often as good as or better than that of public providers. ... See More +

Brief 112691 FEB 01, 2017

Walton, Tom; Matthees,Kevin Disclosed

Congo, Democratic Republic of - Health System Strengthening for Better Maternal and Child Health Results Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (CGES) (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG2991 FEB 01, 2017

Andrianaivo,Norosoa Disclosed

Yes in my backyard? : the economics of refugees and their social dynamics in Kakuma, Kenya (English)

This report comes at a crucial time when the unprecedented global refugee crisis, most notably in Europe and the Mediterranean, has not only focused the world’s attention on the plight of refugees, but has also led to the politicization of refugee influxes. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS14056 FEB 01, 2017

Sanghi,Apurva; Onder,Harun; Vemuru,Varalakshmi Disclosed

Mexico - Agricultural Services for Food Security and Competitiveness Project : environmental assessment : Plan de manejo ambiental (Spanish)

Environmental Assessment SFG2971 FEB 01, 2017

Edmeades,Svetlana Disclosed

Philippines monthly economic developments (February 2017) (English)

This newsletter about the monthly economic developments of Philippines include the following : (i) In 2016, the economy grew by 6.8 percent driven by accelerating capital formation and robust consumption; (ii)Manufacturing activities remained strong during 2016, but the Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index started to retreat; (iii) The Philippine stock exchange index recovered in January as the market gained confidence; (iv) The Philippine peso stabilized in January following a four-month period of volatile foreign exchange markets; (v) The 12-month average Consumer Price Index picked up further in January, to its highest level in over two years; (vi) The government's debt-to-GDP ratio decreased to 42.1 percent in 2016, continuing its downward trend over two years; (vii) The government's first package of tax reforms was submitted to Congress on January 18, 2017. ... See More +

Newsletter 112835 FEB 01, 2017

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Agriculture in Africa -- telling myths from facts : a synthesis (English)
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FEB 21, 2017 WPS7979 Policy Research Working Paper
Growth (but not only) is good for the poor : some cross-country evidence to promote growth and shared prosperity in Haiti (English)
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FEB 16, 2017 WPS7975 Policy Research Working Paper
A firm of one's own : experimental evidence on credit constraints and occupational choice (English)
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FEB 16, 2017 WPS7977 Policy Research Working Paper
Dynamics of child development : analysis of a longitudinal cohort in a very low income country (English)
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FEB 15, 2017 WPS7973 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating poverty using cell phone data : evidence from Guatemala (English)
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FEB 14, 2017 WPS7969 Policy Research Working Paper
Distribution of consumption expenditure in East Asia (English)
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FEB 14, 2017 WPS7968 Policy Research Working Paper
Research digest newsletter Vol. 11 (No. 2) (English)
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FEB 13, 2017 112736 Newsletter
Simulating the macroeconomic impact of future water scarcity (English)
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FEB 08, 2017 W16006 Working Paper
Jordan - Emergency Services and Social Resilience Project : procurement plan (English)
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FEB 08, 2017 112701 Procurement Plan
Jordan - Emergency Services and Social Resilience Project : procurement plan (Arabic,English)
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FEB 08, 2017 112704 Procurement Plan
Lebanon - Emergency Primary Health Care project : procurement plan (English)
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FEB 08, 2017 112698 Procurement Plan
Evaluation of an adolescent development program for girls in Tanzania (English)
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FEB 07, 2017 WPS7961 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of mining on spatial inequality recent evidence from Africa (English)
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FEB 06, 2017 WPS7960 Policy Research Working Paper
Burundi - Regional Great Lakes Integrated Agriculture Development Project : indigenous peoples plan : Cadre de planification en faveur des populations autochtones (French)
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FEB 06, 2017 SFG3011 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Personality traits, technology adoption, and technical efficiency : evidence from smallholder rice farms in Ghana (English)
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FEB 02, 2017 WPS7959 Policy Research Working Paper
Improving emerging markets healthcare through private provision (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 112691 Brief
Congo, Democratic Republic of - Health System Strengthening for Better Maternal and Child Health Results Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (CGES) (French)
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FEB 01, 2017 SFG2991 Environmental Assessment
Yes in my backyard? : the economics of refugees and their social dynamics in Kakuma, Kenya (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 AUS14056 Working Paper
Mexico - Agricultural Services for Food Security and Competitiveness Project : environmental assessment : Plan de manejo ambiental (Spanish)
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FEB 01, 2017 SFG2971 Environmental Assessment
Philippines monthly economic developments (February 2017) (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 112835 Newsletter