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Pakistan at 100 : Structural Transformation (English)

This policy note was prepared in parallel to the report Pakistan at hundred - shaping the future. The report Pakistan at hundred discusses options to accelerate and sustain growth in Pakistan so that the country becomes an upper middle-income country when it turns hundred years old in 2047. ... See More +

Working Paper 135314 MAR 01, 2019

Sharma,Siddharth; Nayyar,Gaurav; Kim,Kyoung Yang Disclosed

Reducing Market Distortions for a More Prosperous Ukraine : Proposals for Market Regulation, Competition Policy, and Institutional Reform (English)

In Ukraine, the government’s economic interventions have a major influence on market outcomes. The propensity of SOEs and politically connected firms in concentrated markets to lobby for regulatory protections and other policy-based advantages underscores the importance of mainstreaming the principle of competitive neutrality in government interventions. ... See More +

Working Paper 135463 MAR 01, 2019

Pop,Georgiana; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Gramegna Mesa,Soulange Fatima; Dauda,Seidu Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Haiti Business Development and Investment Project - P123974 - Sequence No : 13 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR36026 FEB 27, 2019

Duch Navarro,Emiliano Disclosed

Supporting Energy Efficiency in Vietnam : Designing the Financial Structure of an Energy Efficiency Credit Line - Case Study (English)

Vietnam is one of the most energy- intensive countries in East Asia. But few Vietnamese companies seek to participate in energy-saving or renewable energy projects, in part because only a few financial institutions in the country have dedicated business lines to promote such investments. ... See More +

Correspondence 136360 JAN 07, 2019

Disclosed

Regulatory Tools, Effective Markets, and Private Sector Participation in the Forestry and Wood Products Processing Sectors : Issues and Solutions for Developing Countries (English)

This report presents a framework for strengthening the effectiveness and efficiency of regulation of forestry and related sectors. It strives to identify and reduce regulatory burdens on private firms active in the forestry sector, while not compromising the objectives of government regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 137378 JAN 01, 2019

Rimmer,Stephen; Lundkvist,Petter Disclosed

Concept Project Information Document-Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet - West Bengal Accelerated Agriculture Transformation Project - P168999 (English)

Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet PIDISDSC25618 OCT 16, 2018

Ganguly,Raj Disclosed

Multilateral Development Banks’ Harmonized Framework for Additionality in Private Sector Operations (English)

The international community has reached a consensus that private sector finance must play a critical role to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the conference of the parties (COP) 21 commitments. ... See More +

Working Paper 131398 SEP 01, 2018

Disclosed

Financing Energy Efficiency, Part 1 : Revolving Funds (English)

Despite offering huge economic returns, implementing energy efficiency measures encounters widespread and systemic barriers. One solution is developing effective and scalable financing and implementation mechanisms. ... See More +

Brief 129733 SEP 01, 2018

Lukas,Aditya Alexander Disclosed

Upping the ante: the equilibrium effects of unconditional grants to private schools (English)

This paper tests for financial constraints as a market failure in education in a low-income country. In an experimental setup, unconditional cash grants are allocated to one private school or all private schools in a village. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8563 AUG 21, 2018

Andrabi,Tahir; Das,Jishnu; Khwaja,Asim Ijaz; Ozyurt,Selcuk; Singh,Niharika Disclosed

Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the European Commission on behalf of the European Union for Contribution to TF073124 (English)

Trust Fund Administrative Agreement JUL 30, 2018

LEGRL Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Haiti Business Development and Investment Project - P123974 - Sequence No : 12 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR33198 JUL 25, 2018

Kim,Maria Deborah Disclosed

Productivity shocks and repayment behavior in rural credit markets : a framed field experiment (English)

Improving rural credit markets requires a good understanding of the root causes of market failures and taking necessary steps to address them. This paper investigates the role of productivity shocks in borrowers' repayment choices. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8528 JUL 12, 2018

Adjognon,Guigonan Serge; Liverpool-Tasie,Lenis Saweda; Shupp,Robert Disclosed

Concept Project Information Document-Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet - Nigeria Affordable Housing Project - P165296 (English)

Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet PIDISDSC23618 JUL 11, 2018

Corlett,Michael Disclosed

Guide for Policy-Makers : Pro-Competition Market Solutions to Address Key Bottlenecks in Senegal’s Groundnut Value Chain (English)

The government of Senegal is developing a new strategy to improve the competitiveness of the groundnut sector, aimed at reestablishing Senegal as a leading producer of groundnuts. ... See More +

Working Paper 132972 JUL 01, 2018

Mugyenyi,Philana; Nyman,Sara; Koschorke,Julian Alexander; Caminas Mora,Marta; Pop,Georgiana Disclosed

Efficient financial allocation and productivity growth in Brazil (English)

This paper attempts to study the impact of Brazilian Development Bank credit on resource misallocation in Brazil, using manufacturing firm-level data from 2003-14. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8479 JUN 19, 2018

Calice,Pietro; Ribeiro,Eduardo P.; Byskov,Steen Disclosed

Using the Government Financial Reporting Framework to Redraw the State and Market Boundary in China : A Two-Step Approach (English)

After four decades of remarkable economic achievement under market reforms, the leadership has called for a reset in the boundary between the State and the Market as an importantcorrective to help China sustain rapid economic growth, by imposing hard budget constraints ongovernment and insulating SOEs from local government predation. ... See More +

Report 130286 JUN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Place-based policies for development (English)

Many development policies, such as placement of infrastructure or local economic development schemes, are "place-based." Such policies are generally intended to stimulate private sector investment and economic growth in the treated place, and as such they are difficult to appraise and evaluate. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8410 APR 17, 2018

Duranton,Gilles; Venables,Anthony J. Disclosed

Principles and institutional arrangements for better policy design : Brazil's productivity implementation agenda - ideas, rent seeking, and institutions (English)

The previous chapters have suggested that many policy-induced distortions constrain productivity and development in Brazil. As a result, a significant number of potential policy reforms could increase competition and thereby stimulate innovation and productivity growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 123952 FEB 26, 2018

Clarke,Roland N. Disclosed

Mali - Project to support grassroots initiatives to fight hunger and poverty (English)

Ratings for the Mali: Project to support grassroots initiatives to fight hunger and poverty are as follows: Outcome was moderately unsatisfactory, Risk to development outcome was high, Institutional development impact was N/A, World Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Project Performance Assessment Report 123411 FEB 14, 2018

Disclosed

How to address constraints underlying gender disparities in Mongolia's labor market (English)

As emphasized in Toward Gender Equality in East Asia and the Pacific: A Companion Report to the World Development Report (World Bank 2012), gender inequality in access to economic opportunities, earnings, and productivity persists across East Asia and the Pacific. ... See More +

Brief 123960 FEB 01, 2018

Disclosed

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Pakistan at 100 : Structural Transformation (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135314 Working Paper
Reducing Market Distortions for a More Prosperous Ukraine : Proposals for Market Regulation, Competition Policy, and Institutional Reform (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135463 Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Haiti Business Development and Investment Project - P123974 - Sequence No : 13 (English)
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FEB 27, 2019 ISR36026 Implementation Status and Results Report
Supporting Energy Efficiency in Vietnam : Designing the Financial Structure of an Energy Efficiency Credit Line - Case Study (English)
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JAN 07, 2019 136360 Correspondence
Regulatory Tools, Effective Markets, and Private Sector Participation in the Forestry and Wood Products Processing Sectors : Issues and Solutions for Developing Countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 137378 Working Paper
Concept Project Information Document-Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet - West Bengal Accelerated Agriculture Transformation Project - P168999 (English)
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OCT 16, 2018 PIDISDSC25618 Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Multilateral Development Banks’ Harmonized Framework for Additionality in Private Sector Operations (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 131398 Working Paper
Financing Energy Efficiency, Part 1 : Revolving Funds (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129733 Brief
Upping the ante: the equilibrium effects of unconditional grants to private schools (English)
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AUG 21, 2018 WPS8563 Policy Research Working Paper
Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the European Commission on behalf of the European Union for Contribution to TF073124 (English)
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JUL 30, 2018 Trust Fund Administrative Agreement
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Haiti Business Development and Investment Project - P123974 - Sequence No : 12 (English)
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JUL 25, 2018 ISR33198 Implementation Status and Results Report
Productivity shocks and repayment behavior in rural credit markets : a framed field experiment (English)
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JUL 12, 2018 WPS8528 Policy Research Working Paper
Concept Project Information Document-Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet - Nigeria Affordable Housing Project - P165296 (English)
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JUL 11, 2018 PIDISDSC23618 Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Guide for Policy-Makers : Pro-Competition Market Solutions to Address Key Bottlenecks in Senegal’s Groundnut Value Chain (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 132972 Working Paper
Efficient financial allocation and productivity growth in Brazil (English)
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JUN 19, 2018 WPS8479 Policy Research Working Paper
Using the Government Financial Reporting Framework to Redraw the State and Market Boundary in China : A Two-Step Approach (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 130286 Report
Place-based policies for development (English)
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APR 17, 2018 WPS8410 Policy Research Working Paper
Principles and institutional arrangements for better policy design : Brazil's productivity implementation agenda - ideas, rent seeking, and institutions (English)
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FEB 26, 2018 123952 Working Paper
Mali - Project to support grassroots initiatives to fight hunger and poverty (English)
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FEB 14, 2018 123411 Project Performance Assessment Report
How to address constraints underlying gender disparities in Mongolia's labor market (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123960 Brief