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Eruptions of popular anger : the economics of the Arab spring and its aftermath (English)

The Arab Spring protests caught most of the world by surprise and precipitated a chain of events that changed the course of history in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), ushering in a period of prolonged political instability and intense civil conflicts. ... See More +

Publication 121942 DEC 06, 2017

Ianchovichina,Elena Disclosed

Les réfugiés du Sahel : le visage humain d’une crise régionale (French)

Les déplacements forcés se posent comme un nouveau défi de développement dans la région du Sahel, en particulier autour du bassin du lac Tchad. ... See More +

Working Paper 121818 NOV 30, 2017

Disclosed

Polarization, foreign military intervention, and civil conflict (English)

In a behavioral model of civil conflict, foreign military intervention alters the resources available to warring groups and their probability of winning. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8248 NOV 20, 2017

Ianchovichina,Elena; Abu Bader,Suleiman Disclosed

An evaluation of World Bank Group support in conflict induced situations of forced displacement (English)

This proposed evaluation aims to inform the World Bank Group’s scaling up of support to situations of forced displacement. It will focus on the World Bank Group’s emerging goals and catalytic role in countries and subregions hosting large forcibly displaced populations and providing lessons from past support to inform the World Bank Group’s position going forward. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 121465 NOV 08, 2017

Disclosed

Prospects for growth and jobs in the Palestinian economy : a general equilibrium analysis (English)

A large number of studies in recent years have attempted to analyze and quantify the myriad of restrictions holding back economic development in the West Bank and Gaza, but the full picture remains blurred. ... See More +

Working Paper 121598 NOV 01, 2017

Laursen,Thomas Blatt; Nasser Eddin,Nur Disclosed

How much oil is the Islamic state group producing ? evidence from remote sensing (English)

Accurately measuring oil production in low-governance contexts is an important task. Many terrorist organizations and insurgencies -- including the Islamic State group, also known as ISIL/ISIS or Daesh -- tap oil as a revenue source. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8231 OCT 31, 2017

Do,Quy-Toan; Shapiro,Jacob N.; Elvidge,Christopher D.; Abdel Jelil,Mohamed; Ahn,Daniel P.; Baugh,Kimberly; Hansen-Lewis,Jamie Nicole; Zhizhin,Mikhail Disclosed

Statement by H.E. Kemi Adeosun at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by H.E. Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance, Nigeria at the 96th meeting of the development committee held on October 14, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 120503 OCT 14, 2017

Disclosed

Statement by H. E. Mohammaed Al-Jadaan at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. H. E. Mohammaed Al-Jadaan, Minister of Finance, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the 96th meeting of the development committee held on October 14, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 120506 OCT 14, 2017

Disclosed

Statement by Masatsugu Asakawa at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)

This is a statement Mr. Masatsugu Asakawa, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Japan at he 96th meeting of the development committee held on October 14, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 120504 OCT 14, 2017

Disclosed

Statement by H.E. Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)

This is a statement H.E. Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Kingdom of Bahrain at the 96th meeting of the development committee held on October 14, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 120505 OCT 14, 2017

Disclosed

Statement by H.E. Bruno Le Maire at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. H.E. Bruno Le Maire, Minister for Economy and Finance, France at the 96th meeting of the development committee held on October 14, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 120510 OCT 14, 2017

Disclosed

Statement by Mr. Steven T. Mnuchin at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Steven T. Mnuchin, Minister for Economy and Finance, United States at the 96th meeting of the development committee held on October 14, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 120511 OCT 14, 2017

Disclosed

Statement by Mr. Roberto Azevȇdo at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)

Board Report 120509 OCT 14, 2017

Disclosed

Statement by Ignazio Visco at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Ignazio Visco , Governor of the Bank of Italy, at the 96th meeting of the development committee held on October 14, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 120508 OCT 14, 2017

Disclosed

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

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Eruptions of popular anger : the economics of the Arab spring and its aftermath (English)
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DEC 06, 2017 121942 Publication
Les réfugiés du Sahel : le visage humain d’une crise régionale (French)
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NOV 30, 2017 121818 Working Paper
Polarization, foreign military intervention, and civil conflict (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 WPS8248 Policy Research Working Paper
An evaluation of World Bank Group support in conflict induced situations of forced displacement (English)
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NOV 08, 2017 121465 IEG Approach Paper
Prospects for growth and jobs in the Palestinian economy : a general equilibrium analysis (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121598 Working Paper
How much oil is the Islamic state group producing ? evidence from remote sensing (English)
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OCT 31, 2017 WPS8231 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by H.E. Kemi Adeosun at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 14, 2017 120503 Board Report
Statement by H. E. Mohammaed Al-Jadaan at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 14, 2017 120506 Board Report
Statement by Masatsugu Asakawa at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 14, 2017 120504 Board Report
Statement by H.E. Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 14, 2017 120505 Board Report
Statement by H.E. Bruno Le Maire at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 14, 2017 120510 Board Report
Statement by Mr. Steven T. Mnuchin at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 14, 2017 120511 Board Report
Statement by Mr. Roberto Azevȇdo at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 14, 2017 120509 Board Report
Statement by Ignazio Visco at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 14, 2017 120508 Board Report
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