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The political economy of energy subsidy reform (English)

This book proposes a simple framework for understanding the political economy of subsidy reform andapplies it to four in-depth country studies covering more than 30 distinct episodes of reform.Five key lessons emerge. ... See More +

Publication 113262 MAR 22, 2017

Inchauste,Gabriela; Victor,David G. Disclosed

Leaving, staying, or coming back ? migration decisions during the northern Mali conflict (English)

This paper uses a unique data set to analyze the migration dynamics of refugees, returnees, and internally displaced people during the Northern Mali conflict. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8012 MAR 22, 2017

Hoogeveen,Johannes G.; Rossi,Mariacristina; Sansone,Dario Disclosed

Challenges in assessing the costs of household cooking energy in lower-income countries (English)

The paper discusses challenges in analyzing the costs of household cooking methods (fuels and associated stove technologies) in lower-income countries, and sources of divergence between observed and true social costs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8008 MAR 20, 2017

Toman,Michael A.; Bluffstone,Randall Disclosed

All these worlds are yours, except India : the effectiveness of export subsidies in Nepal (English)

This paper evaluates the effect on firm-level export outcomes of the Cash Incentive Scheme for Exports program provided by the Government of Nepal. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8009 MAR 20, 2017

Defever,Fabrice Fernand; Reyes,Jose Daniel; Riano,Alejandro; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Djibouti - Sustainable Electrification Program Project : resettlement plan : Cadre de politique de reinstallation (French)

Resettlement Plan SFG3158 MAR 15, 2017

Njore,Mark M. Disclosed

Trade policy and redistribution when preferences are non-homothetic (English)

This paper compares redistribution through trade restrictions versus domestic lump-sum transfers. When preferences are non-homothetic, even domestic lump-sum transfers affect relative prices. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8005 MAR 14, 2017

Do,Quy-Toan; Levchenko,Andrei A. Disclosed

Practical guidance for defining a smart grid modernization strategy (English)

There is no one definition of the smart grid concept. Instead, smart grids are defined differently around the world to reflect local requirements and goals. ... See More +

Working Paper 113553 MAR 14, 2017

Madrigal,Marcelino; Uluski,Robert William; Gaba,Kwawu Mensan Disclosed

Bangladesh - Modern Food Storage Facilities Project : Notice of Non-Registration - Request for Inspection (English)

The objective of the Modern Food Storage Facilities Project for Bangladesh is to increase the grain reserve available to households to meet their post-disaster needs and improve the efficiency of grain storage management. ... See More +

Inspection Panel Notice of Registration 113615 MAR 13, 2017

Disclosed

Are poor individuals mainly found in poor households ? evidence using nutrition data for Africa (English)

Antipoverty policies in developing countries often assume that targeting poor households will be reasonably effective in reaching poor individuals. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8001 MAR 09, 2017

Brown,Caitlin Susan; Ravallion,Martin; Van De Walle,Dominique Disclosed

Lao People's Democratic Republic - Additional Financing for Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project : indigenous peoples plan : Ethnic groups planning framework - attachment B (English)

The development objective of the Additional financing for Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project for Lao People's Democratic Republic is to establish key examples of integrated water resources management practices in the lower Mekong Basin at the regional, national and subnational levels, thus contributing to more sustainable river basin management in the lower Mekong. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG3152 MAR 09, 2017

Chulsukon,Poonyanuch Disclosed

Indonesia - Social Assistance Reform Program (English)

Program Information Document PIDA107348 MAR 08, 2017

Acosta,Pablo Ariel Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - Finance for Jobs Second Project : environmental assessment : Environmental management plan for Gaza industrial estate solar energy project (English)

The development objective of Finance for Jobs Second Project is to enhance employment opportunities and mobilize private investment as a result of testing selected financial interventions in the West Bank and Gaza. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3164 MAR 08, 2017

Ridenour,Stefanie Lynn Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic - Second Health and Social Protection Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Second Health and Social Protection Project for Kyrgyz Republic is to: (i) improve health outcomes in four health priority areas in support of the ‘Den Sooluk’ National Health Reform Program 2012‐2016; and (ii) enable the Government's efforts to enhance effectiveness and targeting performance of social assistance and services. ... See More +

Project Paper RES24817 MAR 07, 2017

Disclosed

Afghanistan - Urban Development Support Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management and resettlement policy framework (English)

The development objectives of the Urban Development Support Project for Afghanistan are to: (i) create an enabling policy framework and enhance urban policy making capacity in relevant agencies at the national level; and (ii) strengthen city planning, management, and service delivery capacity in five provincial capital cities (PCCs). ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3167 MAR 07, 2017

Chen,Michelle Lisa Disclosed

Deliberative democracy in India (English)

This paper traces the evolution of deliberative institutions in India to understand the role of deliberation in democratic life, as well as the ways in which deliberative bodies influence, and are influenced by, entrenched social inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7995 MAR 06, 2017

Parthasarathy,Ramya; Rao,Vijayendra Disclosed

Who should be at the top of bottom-up development ? a case study of the national rural livelihoods mission in Rajasthan, India (English)

It is widely acknowledged that top-down support is essential for bottom-up participatory projects to be effectively implemented at scale. However, which level of government, national or sub-national, should be given the responsibility to implement such projects is an open question, with wide variations in practice. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7996 MAR 06, 2017

Joshi,Shareen; Rao,Vijayendra Disclosed

For India's rural poor, growing towns matter more than growing cities (English)

It is theoretically ambiguous whether growth of cities matters more to the rural poor than growth of towns. This paper empirically examines whether growth of India's secondary towns or big cities mattered more to recent rural poverty reduction, noting that data deficiencies have made this a difficult question to answer previously. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7994 MAR 06, 2017

Gibson,John; Datt,Gaurav; Murgai,Rinku; Ravallion,Martin Disclosed

Guinea-Bissau - Emergency Water and Electricity Services Project : additional financing - resettlement plan : Cadre de politique de reinstallation des populations (French)

Resettlement Plan SFG3131 MAR 06, 2017

Tchakounte Sitchet,Marie-Adele Disclosed

Myanmar - Development Policy Operation Project (English)

Program Information Document AB7879 MAR 06, 2017

Disclosed

Antidiscrimination law and shared prosperity : an analysis of the legal framework of six economies and their impact on the equality of opportunities of ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities (English)

This paper looks at the structural marginalization of eth-nic, religious, and sexual minorities in six pilot economies (Bulgaria, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, Tanzania, and Vietnam) and proposes a new methodology for collecting cross-country comparable data on antidiscrimination legal frameworks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7992 MAR 03, 2017

Panter,Elaine Rene Elizabeth; Primiani,Tanya; Hasan,Tazeen; Calderon Pontaza,Eduardo Disclosed

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The political economy of energy subsidy reform (English)
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MAR 22, 2017 113262 Publication
Leaving, staying, or coming back ? migration decisions during the northern Mali conflict (English)
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MAR 22, 2017 WPS8012 Policy Research Working Paper
Challenges in assessing the costs of household cooking energy in lower-income countries (English)
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MAR 20, 2017 WPS8008 Policy Research Working Paper
All these worlds are yours, except India : the effectiveness of export subsidies in Nepal (English)
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MAR 20, 2017 WPS8009 Policy Research Working Paper
Djibouti - Sustainable Electrification Program Project : resettlement plan : Cadre de politique de reinstallation (French)
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MAR 15, 2017 SFG3158 Resettlement Plan
Trade policy and redistribution when preferences are non-homothetic (English)
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MAR 14, 2017 WPS8005 Policy Research Working Paper
Practical guidance for defining a smart grid modernization strategy (English)
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MAR 14, 2017 113553 Working Paper
Bangladesh - Modern Food Storage Facilities Project : Notice of Non-Registration - Request for Inspection (English)
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MAR 13, 2017 113615 Inspection Panel Notice of Registration
Are poor individuals mainly found in poor households ? evidence using nutrition data for Africa (English)
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MAR 09, 2017 WPS8001 Policy Research Working Paper
Lao People's Democratic Republic - Additional Financing for Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project : indigenous peoples plan : Ethnic groups planning framework - attachment B (English)
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MAR 09, 2017 SFG3152 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Indonesia - Social Assistance Reform Program (English)
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MAR 08, 2017 PIDA107348 Program Information Document
West Bank and Gaza - Finance for Jobs Second Project : environmental assessment : Environmental management plan for Gaza industrial estate solar energy project (English)
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MAR 08, 2017 SFG3164 Environmental Assessment
Kyrgyz Republic - Second Health and Social Protection Project : restructuring (English)
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MAR 07, 2017 RES24817 Project Paper
Afghanistan - Urban Development Support Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management and resettlement policy framework (English)
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MAR 07, 2017 SFG3167 Environmental Assessment
Deliberative democracy in India (English)
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MAR 06, 2017 WPS7995 Policy Research Working Paper
Who should be at the top of bottom-up development ? a case study of the national rural livelihoods mission in Rajasthan, India (English)
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MAR 06, 2017 WPS7996 Policy Research Working Paper
For India's rural poor, growing towns matter more than growing cities (English)
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MAR 06, 2017 WPS7994 Policy Research Working Paper
Guinea-Bissau - Emergency Water and Electricity Services Project : additional financing - resettlement plan : Cadre de politique de reinstallation des populations (French)
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MAR 06, 2017 SFG3131 Resettlement Plan
Myanmar - Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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MAR 06, 2017 AB7879 Program Information Document
Antidiscrimination law and shared prosperity : an analysis of the legal framework of six economies and their impact on the equality of opportunities of ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities (English)
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MAR 03, 2017 WPS7992 Policy Research Working Paper