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Hukou and highways : the impact of China’s spatial development policies on urbanization and regional inequality (English)

China has used two main spatial policies to shape its geographic patterns of development: restricted labor mobility through the Hukou residential registration system and massive infrastructure investment, notably a 96,000 kilometer national expressway network. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7350 JUN 30, 2015

Bosker,Maarten; Deichmann,Uwe; Roberts,Mark

Gold mining and proto-urbanization : recent evidence from Ghana (English)

Central place theory predicts that agglomeration can arise from external shocks. This paper investigates whether gold mining is a catalyst for proto-urbanization in rural Ghana. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7347 JUN 30, 2015

Fafchamps,Marcel; Koelle,Michael Rene; Shilpi,Forhad J.

Liberia - Liberia Accelerated Electricity Expansion Project (LACEEP) : P133445 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR18042 JUN 29, 2015

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India - Mizoram State Roads II- Regional Transport Connectivity Project : P145778 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR18401 JUN 29, 2015

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Haiti - Infrastructure Institutions Emergency Recovery : P120895 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 09 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR18532 JUN 27, 2015

0000A8056

Public-private partnerships : promise and hype (English)

This paper provides perspectives on patterns of public-private partnerships in infrastructure across time and space. Public-private partnerships are a new term for old concepts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7340 JUN 26, 2015

Klein,Michael

Mauritius - Systematic Country Diagnostic (English)

Mauritius has been a success story since independence, moving from low income to uppermiddle-income status. Close public-private partnerships facilitated private sector-led growth in astable macroeconomic and institutional environment. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 92703 JUN 25, 2015

Philippines - Second Phase of the Mindanao Rural Development Project (English)

Ratings for the Second Phase of the Mindanao Rural Development Project (MRDP-2) for Philippines were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, global environment objective (GEO) outcomes were moderately unsatisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, risk to GEO outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3283 JUN 21, 2015

Morocco - MA-Rural Roads II : P094007 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 18 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19111 JUN 18, 2015

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Vietnam - Hanoi Urban Transport Development Project : P083581 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 13 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19767 JUN 17, 2015

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Energy subsidies reform in Jordan : welfare implications of different scenarios (English)

Facing a fiscal crisis, Jordan initiated substantial petroleum subsidy reforms in 2012. The government has also long contemplated how to cut electricity subsidies, which surpass the fiscal burdens imposed by the petroleum subsidies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7313 JUN 17, 2015

Atamanov,Aziz; Jellema,Jon Robbert; Serajuddin,Umar

The socioeconomic impacts of energy reform in Tunisia : a simulation approach (English)

Tunisian social development policy making has always counted on energy subsidies to play a pivotal role. Due to the increasingly unsustainable budget implications, a new strategy has begun to reform the subsidy system in the energy sector while striking a balance between improving fiscal and equity considerations without increasing social tensions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7312 JUN 17, 2015

Cuesta Leiva,Jose Antonio; El Lahga,Abdelrahmen; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel

Understanding the operations of freight forwarders : evidence from Serbia (English)

Freight forwarders play a key role in moving goods across international borders. They arrange transport, oversee customs clearance on behalf of their clients, and more generally troubleshoot issues that arise while goods are in transit. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7311 JUN 17, 2015

Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry

Alba Iulia : project prioritization for 2014-2020 (English)

This report comes following a request by the Municipality of Alba Iulia for the World Bank to assist with the following activities: 1. Assessment of the projects included in the general and sectoral, local, intercommunity, county and regional urban planning and strategic documents in effect or coming into effect throughout the years 2014 – 2015, valid until at least 2020; 2)Accommodation of the projects with the eligibility criteria set forth in the EU financing regulations, the Partnership Agreement, the Operational Programmes, other strategic and funding documents, in order to maximize the chances to access funds allocated for the local public administrations and/or their eligible partners; 3) Analysis of Alba Iulia City’s capacity to ensure the financial and functional sustainability of such projects; 4) Preparing recommendations concerning the improvement of performances of the project management teams; 5) Recommendations concerning the improvement of the internal work procedures and instruments specific to externally funded projects; 6) Recommendations concerning the risks associated to future projects and relatedcontingency measures. ... See More +

Working Paper 97813 JUN 17, 2015

Romanian

Crop choice and infrastructure accessibility in Tanzania : subsistence crops or export crops ? (English)

Africa has great potential for agriculture. Although international commodity prices have been buoyant, Africa’s supply response seems to be weak. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7306 JUN 15, 2015

Iimi,Atsushi; Humphreys,Richard Martin; Melibaeva,Sevara

Firms’ locational choice and infrastructure development in Tanzania : instrumental variable spatial autoregressive model (English)

Agglomeration economies are among the most important factors in increasing firm productivity. However, there is little evidence supportive of this in Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7305 JUN 15, 2015

Iimi,Atsushi; Humphreys,Richard Martin; Melibaeva,Sevara

Export diversification in Africa : the importance of good trade logistics (English)

Economic activity in many African countries remains highly concentrated and exports are often dominated by mineral resources or a few primary products. ... See More +

Working Paper 97402 JUN 15, 2015

Huria,Ankur; Brenton,Paul

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

Procurement Plan 97512 JUN 15, 2015

Brazil - Upgrading and Greening the Rio de Janeiro Urban Rail System Project : restructuring (English)

The Upgrading and Greening the Rio De Janeiro Urban Rail System Project for Brazil will improve the level of service provided to suburban rail transport users in the RJMR in a safe and cost efficient manner; b) to place the suburban rail transport system on a lower carbon growth path; and c) to improve the transport management and policy framework in the Borrower’s territory and in the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Region. ... See More +

Project Paper RES14858 JUN 15, 2015

Taguchi,Hanayo

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Hukou and highways : the impact of China’s spatial development policies on urbanization and regional inequality (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7350 Policy Research Working Paper
Gold mining and proto-urbanization : recent evidence from Ghana (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7347 Policy Research Working Paper
Liberia - Liberia Accelerated Electricity Expansion Project (LACEEP) : P133445 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR18042 Implementation Status and Results Report
India - Mizoram State Roads II- Regional Transport Connectivity Project : P145778 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR18401 Implementation Status and Results Report
Haiti - Infrastructure Institutions Emergency Recovery : P120895 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 09 (English)
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JUN 27, 2015 ISR18532 Implementation Status and Results Report
Public-private partnerships : promise and hype (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 WPS7340 Policy Research Working Paper
Mauritius - Systematic Country Diagnostic (English)
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JUN 25, 2015 92703 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Philippines - Second Phase of the Mindanao Rural Development Project (English)
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JUN 21, 2015 ICR3283 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Morocco - MA-Rural Roads II : P094007 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 18 (English)
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JUN 18, 2015 ISR19111 Implementation Status and Results Report
Vietnam - Hanoi Urban Transport Development Project : P083581 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 13 (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 ISR19767 Implementation Status and Results Report
Energy subsidies reform in Jordan : welfare implications of different scenarios (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7313 Policy Research Working Paper
The socioeconomic impacts of energy reform in Tunisia : a simulation approach (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7312 Policy Research Working Paper
Understanding the operations of freight forwarders : evidence from Serbia (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7311 Policy Research Working Paper
Alba Iulia : project prioritization for 2014-2020 (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 97813 Working Paper Romanian
Burkina Faso and Republic of Cote d’Ivoire - First Regional Trade Facilitation and Competitiveness Development Policy Operation Project : board summary (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 97497 Board Summary
Crop choice and infrastructure accessibility in Tanzania : subsistence crops or export crops ? (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 WPS7306 Policy Research Working Paper
Firms’ locational choice and infrastructure development in Tanzania : instrumental variable spatial autoregressive model (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 WPS7305 Policy Research Working Paper
Export diversification in Africa : the importance of good trade logistics (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 97402 Working Paper
Jordan - Emergency Services and Social Resilience Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 97512 Procurement Plan
Brazil - Upgrading and Greening the Rio de Janeiro Urban Rail System Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 RES14858 Project Paper