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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

Economic analysis of jobs investment projects : guidance note (English)

This Note systematizes the economic evaluation of Jobs Investment Projects. It explains the limitations of past approaches that have regarded jobs only as a by-product of growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 119112 AUG 01, 2017

Robalino,David A.; Walker,David Ian Disclosed

Pull mechanisms for overcoming market failures in the agriculture sector : Initial lessons learned with case illustrations from AgResults’ Kenya on-farm storage pilot (English)

After the food crises of 2007-2008 and the growing realization that donor resources were not sufficient to meet global agricultural development challenges, the AgResults initiative was launched at the June 2012 G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico as an innovation to boost private sector engagement in meeting these challenges. ... See More +

Brief 121123 AUG 01, 2017

Mainville,Denise Yvonne; Narayan,Tulika Disclosed

Public-private dialogue for modern industrial policies : towards a solutions-oriented framework (English)

Modern industrial policies (IPs) or productive development policies (PDPs) are about identifying and removing constraints to the growth of productive sectors, which implies providing public goods and fixing market failures related to those sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper 117468 JUL 06, 2017

000447431:Steve Utterwulghe:sutterwulghe@ifc.org; ; Disclosed

Agriculture finance note one : lessons learned from World Bank projects using matching grants (English)

This note aims at analyzing lessons learned from matching grants projects for farmers and agricultural SMEs and providing guidance to TTLs on successful design. ... See More +

Working Paper 117360 JUN 30, 2017

000263971:Juan Buchenau:jbuchenau@worldbank.org; Disclosed

Towards a more effective BNDES (English)

Founded in 1952, the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) is a financial entity fully owned by the Brazilian government. It is in the process of redefining its priorities and its role going forward. ... See More +

Working Paper 117304 JUN 01, 2017

Frischtak,Claudio R.; Pazarbasioglu-Dutz,Ceyla; Byskov,Steen; Azevedo Hernandez Perez,Adriana Disclosed

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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
Economic analysis of jobs investment projects : guidance note (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 119112 Working Paper
Pull mechanisms for overcoming market failures in the agriculture sector : Initial lessons learned with case illustrations from AgResults’ Kenya on-farm storage pilot (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 121123 Brief
Public-private dialogue for modern industrial policies : towards a solutions-oriented framework (English)
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JUL 06, 2017 117468 Working Paper
Agriculture finance note one : lessons learned from World Bank projects using matching grants (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 117360 Working Paper
Towards a more effective BNDES (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 117304 Working Paper