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Lebanon - Municipal Services Emergency Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2 of 2) : Environmental and social management framework : executive summary (Arabic)

The development objective of the Municipal Services Emergency Project for Lebanon is to address urgent community priorities in select municipal services, targeting areas most affected by the influx of Syrian refugees. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4557 JUL 23, 2014

São Tomé and Príncipe - Country Partnership Strategy FY2014-2018 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 89558 JUL 17, 2014

Liberia - Youth, Employment, Skills Project : additional financing (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 89713 JUL 09, 2014

Yemen - Road Asset Management Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 13 of 15) : Executive summary of environmental and social management plan for IBB Governorate sub-project (612.7 km) (English)

The Road Asset Management Project are to assist the Government of Yemen (GOY) in: (i) improving condition and safety of existing paved road infrastructure in 3-4 governorates, and (ii) putting in place institutional arrangements for efficient routine and emergency maintenance of paved roads in Yemen. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4075 JUL 03, 2014

How survey-to-survey imputation can fail (English)

This paper proposes diagnostics to assess the accuracy of survey-to-survey imputation methods and applies them to examine why imputing from the Household Income and Expenditure Survey into the Labor Force Survey fails to accurately project poverty trends in Sri Lanka between 2006 and 2009. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6961 JUL 01, 2014

Newhouse, D.; Shivakumaran, S.; Takamatsu, S.; Yoshida, N.

Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (English)

This paper proposes a method for estimating distribution functions that are associated with the nested errors in linear mixed models. The estimator incorporates Empirical Bayes prediction while making minimal assumptions about the shape of the error distributions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6962 JUL 01, 2014

Elbers, Chris; van der Weide, Roy

Inequality is bad for growth of the poor (but not for that of the rich) (English)

The paper assesses the impact of overall inequality, as well as inequality among the poor and among the rich, on the growth rates along various percentiles of the income distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6963 JUL 01, 2014

van der Weide, Roy; Milanovic, Branko

China - Guizhou Cultural and Natural Heritage Protection and Development Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 89197 JUL 01, 2014

Our daily bread : what is the evidence on comparing cash versus food transfers? (English)

This paper reviews key issues in the 'cash versus food' debate, including as they relate to political economy, theory, evidence, and practice. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 89502 JUL 01, 2014

Gentilini, Ugo

Can service be a growth escalator in low-income countries ? : Can service be a growth escalator in low-income countries ? (English)

Several high-level reports have raised the concern that low-income countries, especially in Africa, are experiencing premature de-industrialization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6971 JUL 01, 2014

Ghani, Ejaz; O'Connell, Stephen D.

The return of "patrimonial capitalism" : review of Thomas Piketty's capital in the 21st century : The return of "patrimonial capitalism" : review of Thomas Piketty's capital in the 21st century (English)

The paper provides a detailed review of Thomas Piketty's book "Capital in the 21st century." It focuses on the new contributions of the book, and in particular on its unified treatment of economic growth, functional income distribution, and concentration of personal income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6974 JUL 01, 2014

Milanovic, Branko

Nigeria economic report no. 2 (English)

The Nigerian Economic Report (NER) is a regular publication of the World Bank. Each edition of the NER includes a macroeconomic overview and gives special attention to an additional topic of high policy relevance. ... See More +

Working Paper 89630 JUL 01, 2014

How useful is inequality of opportunity as a policy construct ? (English)

The academic literature on equality of opportunity has burgeoned. The concepts and measures have begun to be used by policy institutions, including in specific sectors such as health and education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6980 JUL 01, 2014

Kanbur, Ravi; Wagstaff, Adam

Nigeria - Community Based Poverty Reduction Project (English)

Ratings for the Community Based Poverty Reduction Project (CPRP) for Nigeria were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Project Performance Assessment Report 88077 JUN 30, 2014

Mali - Rural Community Development Project (English)

Ratings for the Rural Community Development Project (PACR) for Mali were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3171 JUN 27, 2014

Vietnam - Social Assistance System Strengthening Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 89686 JUN 27, 2014

Mexico - Support to Oportunidades Project (English)

Ratings for the Support to Oportunidades Project for Mexico were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was low or negligible, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2932 JUN 26, 2014

Sri Lanka - Emergency Northern Recovery Project (English)

The overall outcome rating of the Emergency Northern Recovery Project for Sri Lanka was judged to be moderately satisfactory. The Bank and borrower performance were satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2922 JUN 26, 2014

Nigeria - Second National Fadama Development Project (English)

Ratings for the Second National Fadama Development Project for Nigeria were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Project Performance Assessment Report 88958 JUN 26, 2014

Income support for the poorest : a review of experience in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)

Most countries in the world aspire to protect poorest and most vulnerable families from destitution and thus provide some type of income support to those who are very poor. ... See More +

Publication 89068 JUN 24, 2014

Tesliuc, Emil; Pop, Lucian; Grosh, Margaret; Yemtsov, Ruslan

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Lebanon - Municipal Services Emergency Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2 of 2) : Environmental and social management framework : executive summary (Arabic)
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JUL 23, 2014 E4557 Environmental Assessment
São Tomé and Príncipe - Country Partnership Strategy FY2014-2018 : chair summary (English)
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JUL 17, 2014 89558 Board Summary
Liberia - Youth, Employment, Skills Project : additional financing (English)
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JUL 09, 2014 89713 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Yemen - Road Asset Management Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 13 of 15) : Executive summary of environmental and social management plan for IBB Governorate sub-project (612.7 km) (English)
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JUL 03, 2014 E4075 Environmental Assessment
How survey-to-survey imputation can fail (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6961 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6962 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality is bad for growth of the poor (but not for that of the rich) (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6963 Policy Research Working Paper
China - Guizhou Cultural and Natural Heritage Protection and Development Project (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89197 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Our daily bread : what is the evidence on comparing cash versus food transfers? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89502 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Can service be a growth escalator in low-income countries ? : Can service be a growth escalator in low-income countries ? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6971 Policy Research Working Paper
The return of "patrimonial capitalism" : review of Thomas Piketty's capital in the 21st century : The return of "patrimonial capitalism" : review of Thomas Piketty's capital in the 21st century (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6974 Policy Research Working Paper
Nigeria economic report no. 2 (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89630 Working Paper
How useful is inequality of opportunity as a policy construct ? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6980 Policy Research Working Paper
Nigeria - Community Based Poverty Reduction Project (English)
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JUN 30, 2014 88077 Project Performance Assessment Report
Mali - Rural Community Development Project (English)
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JUN 27, 2014 ICR3171 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Vietnam - Social Assistance System Strengthening Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUN 27, 2014 89686 Procurement Plan
Mexico - Support to Oportunidades Project (English)
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JUN 26, 2014 ICR2932 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Sri Lanka - Emergency Northern Recovery Project (English)
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JUN 26, 2014 ICR2922 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Nigeria - Second National Fadama Development Project (English)
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JUN 26, 2014 88958 Project Performance Assessment Report
Income support for the poorest : a review of experience in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUN 24, 2014 89068 Publication