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Optimal targeting under budget constraints in a humanitarian context (English)

The combination of conflict, food insecurity, and displacement generates competing claims for financial resources that stretch the donors' ability to provide funding and the humanitarian organizations' capacity to provide social assistance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8191 SEP 12, 2017

Gigliarano,Chiara; Verme,Paolo Disclosed

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 655 : transfer from surplus to replenish the trust fund for Gaza and the West Bank (English)

On September 8, 2017, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors adopted resolution number six hundred and fifty five. ... See More +

Board Report 119672 SEP 08, 2017

Disclosed

Customs reform and performance contracts : early results from Madagascar (English)

Malagasy customs introduced performance-based payfor customs inspectors in Madagascar’s main port of Toamasina, incentivizing them to curb tax evasion andillicit financial flows, and expedite customs clearance. ... See More +

Brief 119867 SEP 01, 2017

Raballand,Gael J. R. F.; Chalendard,Cyril Romain; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Mattoo,Aaditya; Rijkers,Bob Disclosed

Revisiting the effect of food aid on conflict : a methodological caution (English)

A popular identification strategy in non-experimental panel data uses instrumental variables constructed by interacting exogenous but potentially spurious time series or spatial variables with endogenous exposure variables to generate identifying variation through assumptions like those of differences-in-differences estimators. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8171 AUG 23, 2017

Christian,Paul J.; Barrett,Christopher B. Disclosed

Yemen - IDA Crisis Response Window Support for Cholera Response (English)

Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, has been in active conflict for more than 28 months. An estimated 18.8 million Yemenis (around 65 percent of the population) are food insecure and a further 7 million severely so. ... See More +

Board Report 119035 AUG 16, 2017

Disclosed

Working together to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse : recommendations for World Bank investment projects (English)

In October 2016, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim established an independent Task Force of external experts to provide guidance on how to strengthen Bank systems, tools and processes to prevent and mitigate against risk of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), as well as other forms of gender-based violence (GBV), in World Bank-supported infrastructure and other area-based investment projects. ... See More +

Working Paper 117972 JUL 31, 2017

Gupta,Geeta Rao; Sierra,Katherine Disclosed

Creating space for interaction description of CACS project operations (English)

This note describes briefly how the Piloting Community Approaches in Conflict Situation (CACS) Project currently operates. As a learning activity, the project was designed deliberately to accommodate adjustments in response to lessons emerging from implementation experience. ... See More +

Brief 117181 JUL 01, 2017

Tansanguanwong,Pamornrat; Chockanapitaksa,Poonyanuch Thai Disclosed

Liberia - Emergency Monrovia Urban Sanitation Project (English)

Ratings for the Emergency Monrovia Urban Sanitation (EMUS) Project for Liberia were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was significant, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4138 JUN 20, 2017

Disclosed

Comoros - Economic Governance Technical Assistance Project (English)

Ratings for the Electricity Sector Efficiency Improvement Project for Guinea were as follows: outcomes were moderately unsatisfactory, risk to development outcome was substantial, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4178 JUN 20, 2017

Disclosed

Kosovo - Financial Sector Strengthening and Market Infrastructure Project (Formerly Titled Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project) (English)

Ratings for the Financial Sector Strengthening and Market Infrastructure Project (Formerly Titled Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project) for Kosovo 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 satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4157 JUN 16, 2017

Disclosed

Gambia, The - Fragility risk and resilience assessment (English)

This analysis explores the causes of state fragility in The Gambia and identifies priority policy actions to bolster macroeconomic stability and reinforce the resilience of public institutions. ... See More +

Working Paper 117432 JUN 09, 2017

Kemayou, Emile; Tall,Hadja; Geli,Patricia; De Tommaso,Giulio; Lothrop,Sean Craig Disclosed

Ethiopia - Completion and learning review for country partnership strategy for the period FY13 - FY16 : IEG review (English)

Ethiopia is a low income country—one of the eleven poorest in the world—with a GNI per capita of USD 590 (current USD) in 2015. Its economy grew by 9.6 percent annually in real terms during the review period, faster than the Sub-Saharan Africa average (4.0 percent) and the rest of the world (2.6 percent), albeit the growth rate slowed to 6-7 percent in 2015-16 owing to a severe drought. ... See More +

CAS Completion Report Review 116057 JUN 07, 2017

Disclosed

Iraq - Promoting the Inclusion of Conflict-Affected Iraqi Youth Project (English)

The development objective of Promoting the Inclusion of Conflict-Affected Iraqi Youth Project for Iraq is to promote the social and economic inclusion of at least 3,000 conflict-affected Iraqi youth (ages 15-29) through engagement in entrepreneurship and youth-led community development activities. ... See More +

Project Paper PP2278 MAY 29, 2017

D'Almeida,Charlene Disclosed

Predicting conflict (English)

This paper studies the performance of alternative prediction models for conflict. The analysis contrasts the performance of conventional approaches based on predicted probabilities generated by binary response regressions and random forests with two unconventional classification algorithms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8075 MAY 26, 2017

Celiku,Bledi; Kraay,Aart C. Disclosed

They got mad skills : the effects of training on youth employability and resilience to the Ebola shock (English)

This paper discusses a randomized control trial to measure the short-term impacts of a skills intervention among urban youth in Sierra Leone at the onset of the Ebola crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8036 APR 25, 2017

Rosas Raffo,Nina; Acevedo,Maria Cecilia; Zaldivar Chimal,Samantha Disclosed

The economics of forced displacement : an introduction (English)

Forced displacement -- defined as the displacement of refugees and internally displaced persons due to violence -- has reached an unprecedented scale and global attention during the past few years, particularly in the aftermath of the Syrian refugee crisis in 2011 and the European Union's migration crisis in 2015. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8038 APR 25, 2017

Verme,Paolo Disclosed

Statement by H. E. Henrique Meirelles at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. H. E. Henrique Meirelles, Minister of Finance, at the ninety-fifth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 114560 APR 22, 2017

Disclosed

Can public works programs reduce youth crime ? evidence from Papua New Guinea's urban youth employment project (English)

Crime rates in Papua New Guinea's capital city of Port Moresby are among the highest in the world. Few youth work, and good jobs are scarce. In 2013, the National Capital District Commission partnered with the World Bank to implement the Urban Youth Employment Project. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8032 APR 18, 2017

Ivaschenko,Oleksiy; Naidoo,Darian; Newhouse,David Locke; Sultan,Sonya M. Disclosed

Nigeria - Bi-annual economic update 2017 : fragile recovery (English)

This economic update provides an overview of recent developments in the Nigerian economy.Low oil revenues and the lack of major tax policy reforms to significantly increase non-oil revenues led to large revenue shortfalls at all levels of governmentin 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 114996 APR 01, 2017

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

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Optimal targeting under budget constraints in a humanitarian context (English)
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SEP 12, 2017 WPS8191 Policy Research Working Paper
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 655 : transfer from surplus to replenish the trust fund for Gaza and the West Bank (English)
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SEP 08, 2017 119672 Board Report
Customs reform and performance contracts : early results from Madagascar (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 119867 Brief
Revisiting the effect of food aid on conflict : a methodological caution (English)
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AUG 23, 2017 WPS8171 Policy Research Working Paper
Yemen - IDA Crisis Response Window Support for Cholera Response (English)
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AUG 16, 2017 119035 Board Report
Working together to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse : recommendations for World Bank investment projects (English)
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JUL 31, 2017 117972 Working Paper
Creating space for interaction description of CACS project operations (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117181 Brief Thai
Liberia - Emergency Monrovia Urban Sanitation Project (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 ICR4138 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Comoros - Economic Governance Technical Assistance Project (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 ICR4178 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Kosovo - Financial Sector Strengthening and Market Infrastructure Project (Formerly Titled Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project) (English)
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JUN 16, 2017 ICR4157 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Gambia, The - Fragility risk and resilience assessment (English)
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JUN 09, 2017 117432 Working Paper
Ethiopia - Completion and learning review for country partnership strategy for the period FY13 - FY16 : IEG review (English)
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JUN 07, 2017 116057 CAS Completion Report Review
Iraq - Promoting the Inclusion of Conflict-Affected Iraqi Youth Project (English)
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MAY 29, 2017 PP2278 Project Paper
Predicting conflict (English)
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MAY 26, 2017 WPS8075 Policy Research Working Paper
They got mad skills : the effects of training on youth employability and resilience to the Ebola shock (English)
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APR 25, 2017 WPS8036 Policy Research Working Paper
The economics of forced displacement : an introduction (English)
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APR 25, 2017 WPS8038 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by H. E. Henrique Meirelles at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)
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APR 22, 2017 114560 Board Report
Can public works programs reduce youth crime ? evidence from Papua New Guinea's urban youth employment project (English)
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APR 18, 2017 WPS8032 Policy Research Working Paper
Nigeria - Bi-annual economic update 2017 : fragile recovery (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114996 Working Paper
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