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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

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

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

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

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

Ukraine - Fiscal incentives for science, technology and innovation activities : good practice review report (English)

This report reviews different international good practices in introducing and implementing fiscal incentives for supporting science, technology, and innovation (STI) and provides policy recommendations relevant to the implementation of such incentives in Ukraine. ... See More +

Working Paper 120866 NOV 01, 2017

Zolotarev,Andrey P.; Guceri,Irem; Aridi,Anwar Disclosed

Operationalizing the IDA18 IFC-MIGA Private Sector Window (English)

This paper describes the operational framework for implementing the IDA18 IFC-MIGA Private Sector Window pilot. As part of the IDA18 replenishment, IDA Deputies endorsed and IDA Executive Directors approved the creation of a 2.5 billion US dollars IDA18 Private Sector Window to mobilize private sector investment and scale up the growth of a sustainable and responsible private sector in the poorest IDA and fragile and conflict-affected IDA countries. ... See More +

Board Report 123995 OCT 30, 2017

Disclosed

A new role for development banks? (English)

Do development banks have a useful role to play in providing finance or are they a potential waste of government resources? A new view in this brief sheds some light on this question and argues that, under certain circumstances, development banks can add value and play an important role in fostering access to finance. ... See More +

Brief 120691 OCT 26, 2017

Abraham,Facundo; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

Revisiting the national innovation system in developing countries (English)

The paper argues that there is a greater commonality of approach between the National Innovation Systems approach and mainstream economic analysis than is often asserted, and that a better dialogue between the two could strengthen both perspectives. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8219 OCT 13, 2017

Maloney,William F. Disclosed

Product and factor market distortions : the case of the manufacturing sector in Morocco (English)

This paper studies the effect of market distortions in the manufacturing sector in Morocco. Recent microdata are used to calculate the extent of resource misallocation associated to these distortions and the potential total factor productivity (TFP) gain resulting from their removal. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8218 OCT 13, 2017

Chauffour,Jean-Pierre Christophe; Diaz Sanchez,Jose Luis Disclosed

The innovation paradox : developing-country capabilities and the unrealized promise of technological catch-up (English)

Landes’ (1969) classic metaphor of The Unbound Prometheus, referring to the Greek god who released the power of fire to mankind. Defined as the introduction of new products, technologies, business processes, and ideas in the market, as well as the invention of new ideas, innovation drives Schumpeter’s creative destruction process (Schumpeter [1942] 2008), underlies modern growth theory, and is the critical ingredient in historical accounts of how countries achieve prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 120137 OCT 03, 2017

Maloney,William F.; Cirera,Xavier Disclosed

The innovation paradox : developing-country capabilities and the unrealized promise of technological catch-up (English)

Economists have long argued that developing countries have the potential for high productivity growth if they adopt existing technologies and apply them to the local context. ... See More +

Publication 120336 OCT 03, 2017

Cirera,Xavier; Maloney,William F. Disclosed

Philippines - Report on the observance of standards and codes on accounting and auditing (English)

Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes Accounting and Auditing (‘ROSC A&A’) assess financial reporting and auditing standards, institutions and practices in participating countries. ... See More +

Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC) 120118 SEP 28, 2017

De Guzman,Aisha Lanette N.; Sirois,Bonnie Ann Disclosed

Tajikistan : heightened vulnerabilities despite sustained growth (Russian)

This edition of the Tajikistan Country Economic Update (CEU) is part of a semi-annual series designed to monitor socio-economic developments in Tajikistan. ... See More +

Working Paper 122285 SEP 01, 2017

Gyulumyan,Gohar; Ziyaev,Bakhrom English Disclosed

Nicaragua - Geothermal Resource Risk Mitigation Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social impact assessment : Executive summary (English)

The development objective of the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Project is to help confirm resources and speed-up geothermal development in the field by mitigating risks and leveraging funds through a PPP arrangement. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3570 AUG 18, 2017

Berman,Laura Wendell Disclosed

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Financing Energy Efficiency, Part 1: Revolving Funds (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129733 Brief
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
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
Efficient financial allocation and productivity growth in Brazil (English)
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JUN 19, 2018 WPS8479 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Cote d'Ivoire - Project to Support the Competitiveness of the Great Abidjan : environmental assessment (Vol. 17) : Publication du rapport d'etude d'impact environnemental et social du projet d'amenagement et de rehabilitation des infrastructures de transport routier du port autonome d'Abidjan (French)
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FEB 01, 2018 SFG4091 Environmental Assessment
How to address constraints underlying gender disparities in Mongolia's labor market (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123960 Brief
Ukraine - Fiscal incentives for science, technology and innovation activities : good practice review report (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120866 Working Paper
Operationalizing the IDA18 IFC-MIGA Private Sector Window (English)
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OCT 30, 2017 123995 Board Report
A new role for development banks? (English)
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OCT 26, 2017 120691 Brief
Revisiting the national innovation system in developing countries (English)
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OCT 13, 2017 WPS8219 Policy Research Working Paper
Product and factor market distortions : the case of the manufacturing sector in Morocco (English)
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OCT 13, 2017 WPS8218 Policy Research Working Paper
The innovation paradox : developing-country capabilities and the unrealized promise of technological catch-up (English)
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OCT 03, 2017 120137 Working Paper
The innovation paradox : developing-country capabilities and the unrealized promise of technological catch-up (English)
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OCT 03, 2017 120336 Publication
Philippines - Report on the observance of standards and codes on accounting and auditing (English)
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SEP 28, 2017 120118 Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC)
Tajikistan : heightened vulnerabilities despite sustained growth (Russian)
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SEP 01, 2017 122285 Working Paper English
Nicaragua - Geothermal Resource Risk Mitigation Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social impact assessment : Executive summary (English)
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AUG 18, 2017 SFG3570 Environmental Assessment