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From commodity discovery to production (English)

Major resource discoveries have transformed growth prospects for many low-income countries. However, the sharp downturn in commodity prices in recent years is affecting resource investment in these countries, and may delay the development of recent discoveries into production. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7823 SEP 15, 2016

Shaukat Khan,Tehmina; Nguyen,Trang Thi Thuy; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Schodde,Richard Disclosed

Predicting project outcomes : a simple methodology for predictions based on project ratings (English)

The downgrading of projects at the closing from moderately satisfactory to moderately unsatisfactory has been a persistent problem in the World Bank and a particular problem in the World Bank's East Asia and Pacific region since 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7800 AUG 22, 2016

Blanc,Marc; Esmail,Talib B. K.; Mascarell,Caroline; Rodriguez,Joseph Rukshan Disclosed

Croatia - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY14-FY17 (English)

The World Bank Group (WBG) endorsement of the Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) in June2013 coincided with Croatia’s membership as the 28th country to join the European Union. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 106507 AUG 10, 2016

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Cotonou declaration (English)

This declaration explains about the meeting which held on August 04 to 05, 2016 associate with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank met at Palais des Congres de Cotonou (Benin), for the African Caucus. ... See More +

Working Paper 107676 AUG 05, 2016

Disclosed

Quantifying uncertainties in global growth forecasts (English)

This paper presents a procedure to construct an asymmetric fan chart of risks around global growth forecasts. The distribution of risks around global growth forecasts is estimated by weighting information extracted from option pricing and survey-based measures of risk factors of global growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7770 JUL 26, 2016

Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Stocker,Marc; Some,Modeste Y. Disclosed

The World Bank monthly operational summary : Monthly Operational Summary of Bank and IDA Proposed Projects (as of July 2016) (English)

The World Bank Monthly Operational Summary (MOS) reports on the status of projects in the World Bank’s pipeline from the time the operation is identi-fied to the signing of the Loan, Credit, or Grant Agreement. ... See More +

Board Report 107665 JUL 01, 2016

Disclosed

Who benefited from Burundi's demobilization program ? (English)

This paper assesses the impact of the demobilization, reinsertion and reintegration program in post-war Burundi. Two major rebel groups benefited from cash and in-kind transfers, the CNDD-FDD from 2004, and the FNL from 2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7732 JUN 28, 2016

D'Aoust,Olivia Severine; Sterck,Olivier Christian Brigitte; Verwimp,Philip Disclosed

Global economic prospects : divergences and risks (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global economic prospects monthly working paper are as follows: overview; chart of the month; Special focus: quantifying uncertainties in global growth forecasts; monthly highlights; key prospects group publications; recent World Bank working papers; recent World Bank reports; ... See More +

Working Paper 107513 JUN 01, 2016

Stocker,Marc; Eigen-Zucchi,Christian; Bui,Anh Mai; Maximiliano,Adriana A.; Some,Yirbehogre Modeste; Sun,Shituo; Vorisek,Dana Lauren Disclosed

How does the sensitivity of consumption to income vary over time? international evidence (English)

This paper studies how the sensitivity of consumption to income has changed over time as the degree of financial integration has risen. In standard theory, greater financial integration facilitates international borrowing and lending, helping to reduce the sensitivity of consumption growth to fluctuations in income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7659 APR 29, 2016

Islamaj,Ergys; Kose,Ayhan Disclosed

Decomposing response errors in food consumption measurement : implications for survey design from a survey experiment in Tanzania (English)

There is wide variation in how consumption is measured in household surveys both across countries and over time. This variation may confound welfare comparisons in part because these alternative survey designs produce consumption estimates that are differentially influenced by contrasting types of survey response error. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7646 APR 19, 2016

Friedman,Jed; Beegle,Kathleen G.; De Weerdt,Joachim; Gibson,John Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: United States (U.S.) job growth exceeded expectations in November; European Central Bank (ECB) unveiled new stimulus measures; India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth accelerated in Third Quarter (Q3); Brazil’s GDP contracted more than expected in Q3; Kenya’s inflation rate at 15-month high in November, Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI edged up; Demand from China, and, to a significantly lesser extent, India, tilted global commodity consumption towards coal and metals during 2000 - 2014; The diverging contributions of China and India to global commodity consumption during the 2000s reflect different income elasticities and, for metals specifically, different growth engines in China and India; Going forward, China and India’s role in global commodity consumption will be shaped by how quickly they catch up with advanced country per capita consumption levels and their rates of economic and population growth. ... See More +

Newsletter 103029 NOV 04, 2015

Trang Nguyen; Gong,Xinghao; Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

The distributional consequences of group procurement : evidence from a randomized trial of a food security program in rural India (English)

Public transfer programs that allow beneficiaries to choose the transferred good may be more efficient, but the poorest beneficiaries may not participate if the good chosen is too costly. ... See More +

Working Paper 106448 JUL 01, 2015

Christian,Paul J. Disclosed

Financial inclusion, productivity shocks, and consumption volatility in emerging economies (English)

How does access to finance impact consumption volatility? Theory and evidence from advanced economies suggests that greater household access to finance smooths consumption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7288 JUN 03, 2015

Bhattacharya,Rudrani; Patnaik,Ila Disclosed

Monitoring welfare and perceptions in South Sudan 2012-2014 : findings from the high frequency South Sudan survey (English)

Since early 2012, the World Bank’s High Frequency South Sudan Survey has collected a panel data set to monitor the welfare and perceptions of citizens in a selected number of state capitals in South Sudan. ... See More +

Working Paper 98381 JAN 01, 2015

Disclosed

Gone with the storm: rainfall shocks and household well-being in Guatemala (English)

This paper investigates the causal consequences of Tropical Storm Agatha (2010) -- the strongest tropical storm ever to strike Guatemala since rainfall records have been kept -- on household welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7177 JAN 01, 2015

Baez, Javier E.; Lucchetti, Leonardo; Genoni, Maria E.; Salazar, Mateo Disclosed

Hybrid survey to improve the reliability of poverty statistics in a cost-effective manner (English)

This paper studies the benefits, in terms of reliability and frequency of poverty statistics, of conducting a hybrid survey that collects non-consumption data from all surveyed households and consumption data from only a small subsample. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6909 JUN 01, 2014

Ahmed, Faizuddin; Dorji, Cheku; Takamatsu, Shinya; Yoshida, Nobuo Disclosed

CATA meets IMPOV: a unified approach to measuring financial protection in health (English)

Up to now catastrophic and impoverishing payments have been seen as two alternative approaches to measuring financial protection in health. Building on the previous literature, the authors propose a unified methodology in which impoverishing and catastrophic payments are mutually exclusive outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6861 MAY 01, 2014

Wagstaff, Adam; Eozenou, Patrick Hoang-Vu Disclosed

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 Disclosed

Political budget cycles and the organization of political parties (English)

This paper introduces a new explanation for political budget cycles: politicians have stronger incentives to increase spending around elections in the presence of younger political parties. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6654 OCT 01, 2013

Hanusch, Marek; Keefer, Philip Disclosed

Reference PPPs (English)

This report is a product of the ninth meeting of the Technical Advisory Group held in Washington, DC from September 25 to 27, 2013. This report is an operational guide based on the ICP Book chapter on Reference PPPs. ... See More +

Working Paper 90789 SEP 27, 2013

Romand, Virginia Disclosed

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From commodity discovery to production (English)
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SEP 15, 2016 WPS7823 Policy Research Working Paper
Predicting project outcomes : a simple methodology for predictions based on project ratings (English)
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AUG 22, 2016 WPS7800 Policy Research Working Paper
Croatia - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY14-FY17 (English)
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AUG 10, 2016 106507 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Cotonou declaration (English)
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AUG 05, 2016 107676 Working Paper
Quantifying uncertainties in global growth forecasts (English)
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JUL 26, 2016 WPS7770 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank monthly operational summary : Monthly Operational Summary of Bank and IDA Proposed Projects (as of July 2016) (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 107665 Board Report
Who benefited from Burundi's demobilization program ? (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 WPS7732 Policy Research Working Paper
Global economic prospects : divergences and risks (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 107513 Working Paper
How does the sensitivity of consumption to income vary over time? international evidence (English)
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APR 29, 2016 WPS7659 Policy Research Working Paper
Decomposing response errors in food consumption measurement : implications for survey design from a survey experiment in Tanzania (English)
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APR 19, 2016 WPS7646 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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NOV 04, 2015 103029 Newsletter
The distributional consequences of group procurement : evidence from a randomized trial of a food security program in rural India (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 106448 Working Paper
Financial inclusion, productivity shocks, and consumption volatility in emerging economies (English)
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JUN 03, 2015 WPS7288 Policy Research Working Paper
Monitoring welfare and perceptions in South Sudan 2012-2014 : findings from the high frequency South Sudan survey (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 98381 Working Paper
Gone with the storm: rainfall shocks and household well-being in Guatemala (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7177 Policy Research Working Paper
Hybrid survey to improve the reliability of poverty statistics in a cost-effective manner (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6909 Policy Research Working Paper
CATA meets IMPOV: a unified approach to measuring financial protection in health (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2014 WPS6861 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Political budget cycles and the organization of political parties (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6654 Policy Research Working Paper
Reference PPPs (English)
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SEP 27, 2013 90789 Working Paper