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Morocco - Accessing Overseas Employment Opportunities for Moroccan Youth Project (English)

Project Information Document 86881 APR 04, 2014

Post-harvest loss in Sub-Saharan Africa -- what do farmers say ? (English)

The 2007-2008 global food crisis has renewed interest in post-harvest loss, but estimates remain scarce, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper uses self-reported measures from nationally representative household surveys in Malawi, Uganda, and Tanzania. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6831 APR 01, 2014

Kaminski, Jonathan; Christiaensen, Luc

Fragmentation, incomes, and jobs : an analysis of European competitiveness (English)

Increasing fragmentation of production across borders is changing the nature of international competition. As a result, conventional indicators of competitiveness based on gross exports are becoming less informative and new measures are needed. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6833 APR 01, 2014

Urbanization, gender, and business creation in the informal sector in India (English)

This Economic Premise examines the intersection of four important development themes: urbanization, agglomeration, gender, and informality. ... See More +

Brief 87096 APR 01, 2014

Ghani, Ejaz; Kanbur, Ravi; O'Connell Stephen D.

What drives the high price of road freight transport in Central America ? (English)

In Central America, like many other developing regions, high transport costs are cited as an impediment to trade and economic growth. Prices for road freight transport -- a key mode of transport comprising a significant share of total transport costs for intra- and extra-regional trade, are particularly high. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6844 APR 01, 2014

Osborne, Theresa; Pachon, Maria Claudia; Araya, Gonzalo Enrique

Democratic Republic of Congo - Regional and Domestic Power Markets Development Project : restructuring (English)

The development objectives of the Regional and Domestic Power Markets Development Project for Democratic Republic of Congo are to improve operational efficiency in the electricity sector and expand generation, transmission, and distribution capacity in order to better serve domestic power demand, and to support regional power market integration. ... See More +

Project Paper RES12718 MAR 27, 2014

Montenegro - Energy Community of South East Europe APL 3 - Montenegro Project (English)

Ratings for the Energy Community of South East Europe APL 3 - Montenegro Project were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was low, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3012 MAR 12, 2014

Labor mobility, economic shocks, and jobless growth : evidence from panel data in Morocco (English)

During the past 20 years, Morocco has implemented a wide range of macroeconomic, social, and labor market reforms that have delivered in terms of growth of gross domestic product and household welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6795 MAR 01, 2014

Verme, Paolo; Barry, Abdoul Gadiry; Guennouni, Jamal; Taamouti, Mohamed

Import dynamics and demands for protection (English)

What kinds of changes in foreign competition lead domestic industries to seek import protection? To address this question this paper uses detailed monthly U.S. import data to investigate changes in import composition during a 24-month window immediately preceding the filing of a petition for protection. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6796 MAR 01, 2014

Hillberry, Russell; McCalman, Phillip

Pathways from jobs to social cohesion (English)

There is growing recognition that access to good jobs is an important driver of social cohesion. While economic dimensions of labor market outcomes are relatively well documented, evidence on the link between social cohesion and jobs is still surprisingly scarce. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6804 MAR 01, 2014

Wietzke, Frank-Borge

Back to work : growing with jobs in Europe and Central Asia (Russian)

Creating more and better jobs is perhaps the most critical challenge to boosting shared prosperity in Europe and Central Asia (ECA). This report examines the role of reforms, firms, skills, incentives and barriers to work, and labor mobility through the lens of two contextual factors: the legacy of centralized planned economies and the mounting demographic pressures associated with rapid aging in some countries and soaring numbers of youth entering the workforce in others. ... See More +

Publication 84041 MAR 01, 2014

Arias, Omar S.; Sanchez-Paramo, Carolina; Davalos, Maria E.; Santos, Indhira; Tiongson, Erwin R.; Gruen, Carola; de Andrade Falcao, Natasha; Saiovici, Gady; Cancho, Cesar A. English

Labor market regulations : what do we know about their impacts in developing countries ? (English)

Labor market regulation is a high-profile, and often contentious, area of public policy. Although these regulations have been studied most extensively in developed countries, there is a growing body of literature on their effects in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6819 MAR 01, 2014

Betcherman, Gordon

Why Is reducing energy subsidies a prudent, fair, and transformative policy for Indonesia? : Why is reducing energy subsidies a prudent, fair, and transformative policy for Indonesia? (English)

If there was one bold and timely policy to transform Indonesia, this is it. In 2012, spending on energy subsidies claimed more than one-fifth of the central government's budget, that is, more than three times the allocation for infrastructure such as roads, water, electricity and irrigation networks, and three times the government wide spending on health. ... See More +

Brief 86815 MAR 01, 2014

Diop, Ndiame

Romania-First Fiscal Effectiveness and Growth Development Policy Loan (English)

Project Information Document AB7494 FEB 10, 2014

Reforming subsidies in Morocco (English)

The cost of the subsidy system in Morocco peaked at 6.6 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2012, an amount larger than the country's total investment budget for that year. ... See More +

Brief 84516 FEB 01, 2014

Verme, Paolo; El-Massnaoui, Khalid; Araar, Abdelkrim

Does FDI work for Africa? Assessing local spillovers in a world of global value chains (English)

The extent to which developing countries benefit from foreign direct investment (FDI) depends on whether they are able to realize the productivity-enhancing benefits of knowledge and technology spillovers from foreign investors. ... See More +

Brief 84951 FEB 01, 2014

Farole, Thomas; Winkler, Deborah

Does energy consumption respond to price shocks ? evidence from a regression-discontinuity design (English)

This paper exploits unique features of a recently introduced tariff schedule for natural gas in Buenos Aires to estimate the short-run impact of price shocks on residential energy utilization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6785 FEB 01, 2014

Bastos, Paulo; Castro, Lucio; Cristia, Julian; Scartascini, Carlos

Solomon Islands cocoa value chain analysis (English)

The report comprises five sections: section two describes Solomon Islands Government's (SIG) national and sector policies and strategies, the state of infrastructure and transport, relevant institution and regulatory frameworks, and activities of development partners involved in the cocoa industry; section three provides an overview of global and domestic trends in prices, production and productivity of cocoa beans; section four provides an overview of the cocoa value chain and a snapshot of costs, revenues and gross margins accruing to smallholders, processors, traders and exporters at each stage of the value chain; section five provides an overview of key challenges and opportunities in development of the Solomon Islands cocoa value chain; and section six concludes the main findings of the value chain analysis and makes recommendations for future interventions in the cocoa industry. ... See More +

Working Paper 86044 FEB 01, 2014

Vadnjal, Dan; Pelomo, Moses

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Morocco - Accessing Overseas Employment Opportunities for Moroccan Youth Project (English)
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APR 04, 2014 86881 Project Information Document
Post-harvest loss in Sub-Saharan Africa -- what do farmers say ? (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6831 Policy Research Working Paper
Fragmentation, incomes, and jobs : an analysis of European competitiveness (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6833 Policy Research Working Paper
Urbanization, gender, and business creation in the informal sector in India (English)
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APR 01, 2014 87096 Brief
What drives the high price of road freight transport in Central America ? (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6844 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Project : procurement plan : Ban quan ly du an lifsap thanh pho Ho Chi Minh (English,Vietnamese)
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MAR 31, 2014 86674 Procurement Plan
Democratic Republic of Congo - Regional and Domestic Power Markets Development Project : restructuring (English)
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MAR 27, 2014 RES12718 Project Paper
Montenegro - Energy Community of South East Europe APL 3 - Montenegro Project (English)
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MAR 12, 2014 ICR3012 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Labor mobility, economic shocks, and jobless growth : evidence from panel data in Morocco (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6795 Policy Research Working Paper
Import dynamics and demands for protection (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6796 Policy Research Working Paper
Pathways from jobs to social cohesion (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6804 Policy Research Working Paper
Back to work : growing with jobs in Europe and Central Asia (Russian)
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MAR 01, 2014 84041 Publication English
Labor market regulations : what do we know about their impacts in developing countries ? (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6819 Policy Research Working Paper
Why Is reducing energy subsidies a prudent, fair, and transformative policy for Indonesia? : Why is reducing energy subsidies a prudent, fair, and transformative policy for Indonesia? (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86815 Brief
Vietnam - Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Project : procurement plan : Ban quan ly du an thanh pho Ho Chi Minh (English,Vietnamese)
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FEB 17, 2014 85863 Procurement Plan
Romania-First Fiscal Effectiveness and Growth Development Policy Loan (English)
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FEB 10, 2014 AB7494 Project Information Document
Reforming subsidies in Morocco (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 84516 Brief
Does FDI work for Africa? Assessing local spillovers in a world of global value chains (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 84951 Brief
Does energy consumption respond to price shocks ? evidence from a regression-discontinuity design (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6785 Policy Research Working Paper
Solomon Islands cocoa value chain analysis (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 86044 Working Paper