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The economic impact of the 2014 Ebola epidemic : short and medium term estimates for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone (English)

The 2014 outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa has taken a horrible human toll. Although the outbreak originated in rural Guinea, it has hit hardest in Liberia and Sierra Leone, in part because it has reached urban areas in these two countries, a factor that distinguishes this outbreak from previous episodes elsewhere. ... See More +

Working Paper 90748 SEP 17, 2014

The African financial development and financial inclusion gaps (English)

This paper investigates the African financial development and financial inclusion gaps relative to other peer developing countries. The paper uses a set of variables related to financial development and inclusion. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7019 SEP 01, 2014

Allen, Franklin; Carletti, Elena; Cull, Robert; Jun Qian; Senbet, Lemma; Valenzuela, Patricio

Agricultural production, dietary diversity, and climate variability (English)

Nonseparable household models outline the links between agricultural production and household consumption, yet empirical extensions to investigate the effect of production on dietary diversity and diet composition are limited. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7022 SEP 01, 2014

Dillon, Andrew; McGee, Kevin; Oseni, Gbemisola

Infrastructure gap in South Asia : infrastructure needs, prioritization, and financing (English)

If the South Asia region hopes to meet its development goals and not risk slowing down or even halting growth, poverty alleviation, and shared prosperity, it is essential to make closing its huge infrastructure gap a priority. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7032 SEP 01, 2014

Andres, Luis; Biller, Dan; Dappe, Matias Herrera

Infrastructure, growth, and inequality : an overview (English)

Academics and policy makers have long considered an adequate supply of infrastructure services to be essential for economic development. This paper reviews recent theoretical and empirical literature on the effects of infrastructure development on growth and income distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7034 SEP 01, 2014

Calderon, Cesar; Serven, Luis

Nash equilibria of games when players' preferences are quasi-transitive (English)

Much of game theory is founded on the assumption that individual players are endowed with preferences that can be represented by a real-valued utility function. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7037 SEP 01, 2014

Basu, Kaushik; Pattanaik, Prasanta K.

Measuring the impact of a change in the price of cashew received by exporters on farmgate prices and poverty in Guinea-Bissau : Measuring the impact of a change in the price of Cashew received by exporters on farmgate prices and poverty in Guinea-Bissau (English)

This paper assesses the impact of a change in the price of cashew received by exporters in general -- and by FUNPI, a fund to promote the industrialization of agricultural products, in particular -- on farmgate prices and poverty in Guinea-Bissau. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7036 SEP 01, 2014

Cont, Walter; Porto, Guido

Interactions among donors' aid allocations : evidence from an exogenous World Bank income threshold (English)

This study investigates the effects of the World Bank's exogenously-determined income threshold for eligibility for concessionary International Development Association (IDA) loans on the allocations of bilateral donors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7039 SEP 01, 2014

Knack, Stephen; Xu, Lixin Colin; Zou, Ben

Unearthing the subsoil : mining and its contribution to national development (English)

The Rwanda economic update reports on and synthesizes recent economic developments and places them in a medium-term and global context. It analyzes the implications of these developments and policies for the outlook of Rwanda’s economy. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 90141 AUG 24, 2014

Nishiuchi, Toru; Perks, Rachel

Mozambique economic update (English)

This brief discribes the economic updates of Mozambique. Some of the key highlights being that the economy grew by 7.5 percent in the first quarter of 2014. ... See More +

Brief 89921 AUG 08, 2014

Argentina - Country partnership strategy for the period of FY2015-18 (English)

The CPS for FY15- 18 is selectively built around nine World Bank Group (WBG) result areas, set within three broader themes: (a) Employment Creation in Firms and Farms; (b) Availability of Assets for People and Households; and (c) Reducing Environmental Risks and Safeguarding Natural Resources. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 81361 AUG 07, 2014

Argentina - Country partnership strategy for the period of FY2015-18 : Argentina - estrategia de alianza 2015-2018 (Spanish)

The CPS for FY15- 18 is selectively built around nine World Bank Group (WBG) result areas, set within three broader themes: (a) Employment Creation in Firms and Farms; (b) Availability of Assets for People and Households; and (c) Reducing Environmental Risks and Safeguarding Natural Resources. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 81361 AUG 07, 2014

Economics of South African townships : special focus on Diepsloot (English)

Countries everywhere are divided into two distinct spatial realms: one urban, one rural. Classic models of development predict faster growth in the urban sector, causing rapid migration from rural areas to cities, lifting average incomes in both places. ... See More +

Publication 89917 AUG 04, 2014

Mahajan, Sandeep

Aid is good for the poor : Aid is good for the poor (English)

Aid is good for the poor. This paper uses detailed aid data spanning 60 developing countries over the past two decades to show that social aid significantly and directly benefits the poorest in society, while economic aid increases the income of the poor through growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6998 AUG 01, 2014

Hirano, Yumeka; Otsubo, Shigeru

Export performance and geography in Croatia (English)

This paper uses the gravity model to analyze whether the varying export performance of Croatian counties can be explained by their proximity to border gates, ports, and other county-specific characteristics. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6999 AUG 01, 2014

Artuc, Erhan; Iootty, Mariana; Pirlea, Ana Florina

Use of imported inputs and the cost of importing : evidence from developing countries (English)

For a representative sample of manufacturing firms in 26 countries, this paper shows that changes in the cost of importing over time are significantly and negatively correlated with changes in the percentage of firms' material inputs that are of foreign origin. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7005 AUG 01, 2014

Amin, Mohammad; Islam, Asif

Philippine economic update : investing in the future - sharing growth and job opportunities for all (English)

After recording strong growth in the last two years, Philippine economic growth decelerated to 5.7 percent in the first quarter of 2014 (Q1 2014). ... See More +

Working Paper 89605 AUG 01, 2014

Mariano, Paul; Limkin, Joseph Louie; Epetia, Christina; Ablaza, Christine; Chua, Karl Kendrick; van den Brink, Rogier; Verghis, Mathew

Rwanda - Statistics for Result Facility Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 90528 AUG 01, 2014

Guatemala economic DNA : harnessing growth with a special focus on jobs (English)

This is the first edition of the of the Guatemala Economic DNA (Diagnostic for National Action) with a focus section on job creation. The report highlights the important achievements of Guatemala on the macroeconomic stability front. ... See More +

Working Paper 90491 AUG 01, 2014

Hernandez, Marco Antonio; Tiongson, Erwin; Saldarriaga, Miguel Angel; Clavijo, Mateo; Loyola, Jorge; Lothrop, Sean; Scott, Kinnon; Udomsaph, Charles; Coates, Brendan; Leon, Cesar; Hanusch, Marek; Arnal, Matias; Lachy, Diana Spanish

Note on green growth for Bhutan (English)

Bhutan has recently made significant progress in sustaining economic growth and reducing poverty. Bhutan also has valuable deposits of primary materials including dolomite, lime stone, gypsum, quartzite, stone, and marble, which are useful for fabrication of other materials. ... See More +

Working Paper 90413 JUL 31, 2014

Narain, Urvashi; Toman, Michael; Jiang, Zhiyun; Dawes, Winston; Magrath, William B.; Lokanc, Martin; Mittal, Rohit; Dogra, Pyush; Wang, Shenhua; Pillai, Poonam; Khalil, Abedalrazq; Karki, Pravin

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The economic impact of the 2014 Ebola epidemic : short and medium term estimates for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone (English)
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SEP 17, 2014 90748 Working Paper
The African financial development and financial inclusion gaps (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7019 Policy Research Working Paper
Agricultural production, dietary diversity, and climate variability (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7022 Policy Research Working Paper
Infrastructure gap in South Asia : infrastructure needs, prioritization, and financing (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7032 Policy Research Working Paper
Infrastructure, growth, and inequality : an overview (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7034 Policy Research Working Paper
Nash equilibria of games when players' preferences are quasi-transitive (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7037 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring the impact of a change in the price of cashew received by exporters on farmgate prices and poverty in Guinea-Bissau : Measuring the impact of a change in the price of Cashew received by exporters on farmgate prices and poverty in Guinea-Bissau (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7036 Policy Research Working Paper
Interactions among donors' aid allocations : evidence from an exogenous World Bank income threshold (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7039 Policy Research Working Paper
Unearthing the subsoil : mining and its contribution to national development (English)
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AUG 24, 2014 90141 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Mozambique economic update (English)
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AUG 08, 2014 89921 Brief
Argentina - Country partnership strategy for the period of FY2015-18 (English)
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AUG 07, 2014 81361 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Argentina - Country partnership strategy for the period of FY2015-18 : Argentina - estrategia de alianza 2015-2018 (Spanish)
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AUG 07, 2014 81361 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Economics of South African townships : special focus on Diepsloot (English)
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AUG 04, 2014 89917 Publication
Aid is good for the poor : Aid is good for the poor (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS6998 Policy Research Working Paper
Export performance and geography in Croatia (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS6999 Policy Research Working Paper
Use of imported inputs and the cost of importing : evidence from developing countries (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7005 Policy Research Working Paper
Philippine economic update : investing in the future - sharing growth and job opportunities for all (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 89605 Working Paper
Rwanda - Statistics for Result Facility Project : procurement plan (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90528 Procurement Plan
Guatemala economic DNA : harnessing growth with a special focus on jobs (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90491 Working Paper Spanish
Note on green growth for Bhutan (English)
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JUL 31, 2014 90413 Working Paper