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Domestic obstacles to trade and transport in Nigeria and their impact on competitiveness (English)

Although traders in West Africa still face severe obstacles, regional trade facilitation has received considerable attention from policy makers and donors. ... See More +

Brief 91124 OCT 01, 2014

Coste, Antoine

A dynamic spatial model of rural-urban transformation with public goods (English)

This paper develops a dynamic model that explains the pattern of population and production allocation in an economy with an urban location and a rural one. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7051 OCT 01, 2014

Biller, Dan; Andres, Luis; Cuberes, David

Macroeconomic developments in low-inclome developing countries : 2014 report (English)

This report examines macroeconomic developments and related vulnerabilities in low-income developing countries (LIDCs)—a group of 60 countries that have markedly different economic features to higher income countries and are eligible for concessional financing from both the IMF and the World Bank. ... See More +

Board Report 90897 SEP 18, 2014

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

Testing weak exogeneity in cointegrated panels (English)

For reason of empirical tractability, analysis of cointegrated economic time series is often developed in a partial setting, in which a subset of variables is explicitly modeled conditional on the rest. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7045 SEP 01, 2014

Moral-Benito, Enrique; Serven, Luis

Voting with their feet ? access to infrastructure and migration in Nepal (English)

Using bilateral migration flow data from the 2010 population census of Nepal, this paper provides evidence on the importance of public infrastructure and services in determining migration flows. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7047 SEP 01, 2014

Shilpi, Forhad; Sangraula, Prem; Li, Yue

Facilitating the market for capacity building services (English)

In markets with high levels of financial exclusion, actors in the financial system, financial service providers (FSPs), consumers, providers of financial system infrastructure and other market supporting functions, regulators and other policy makers, often face capacity limitations. ... See More +

Brief 90953 SEP 01, 2014

El-Zoghbi, Mayada; Lauer, Kate

Who benefits from government health spending and why? a global assessment (English)

This paper uses a common household survey instrument and a common set of imputation assumptions to estimate the pro-poorness of government health expenditure across 69 countries at all levels of income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7044 SEP 01, 2014

Wagstaff, Adam; Bilger, Marcel; Buisman, Leander R.; Bredenkamp, Caryn

Reducing trade costs in east Africa : deep regional integration and multilateral action (English)

There is substantial evidence that with the progressive global decline in tariffs over several decades, trade costs are a more significant barrier to trade than tariffs, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7049 SEP 01, 2014

Balistreri, Edward J.; Tarr, David G.; Yonezawa, Hidemichi

Local intermediate inputs and the shared supplier spillovers of foreign direct
investment (English)

Trade liberalizations have been shown to improve domestic firms' performance through the new varieties of imported intermediate inputs. This paper uses a unique, representative sample of Bangladeshi garment firms to highlight that local intermediate inputs may also enhance domestic firms' performance, through the shared supplier spillovers of foreign direct investment (FDI) firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7050 SEP 01, 2014

Kee, Hiau Looi

Cameroon - Agriculture Investment and Market Development Project (English)

The development objective of the Agriculture Investment and Market Development Project for Cameroon is to support the transformation of low productivity, subsistence-oriented cassava, maize, and sorghum sub-sectors into commercially-oriented and competitive value chains in four agro-ecological areas. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD655 AUG 29, 2014

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

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Domestic obstacles to trade and transport in Nigeria and their impact on competitiveness (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91124 Brief
A dynamic spatial model of rural-urban transformation with public goods (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7051 Policy Research Working Paper
Macroeconomic developments in low-inclome developing countries : 2014 report (English)
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SEP 18, 2014 90897 Board Report
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
Testing weak exogeneity in cointegrated panels (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7045 Policy Research Working Paper
Voting with their feet ? access to infrastructure and migration in Nepal (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7047 Policy Research Working Paper
Facilitating the market for capacity building services (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 90953 Brief
Who benefits from government health spending and why? a global assessment (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7044 Policy Research Working Paper
Reducing trade costs in east Africa : deep regional integration and multilateral action (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7049 Policy Research Working Paper
Local intermediate inputs and the shared supplier spillovers of foreign direct
investment (English)

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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7050 Policy Research Working Paper
Cameroon - Agriculture Investment and Market Development Project (English)
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AUG 29, 2014 PAD655 Project Appraisal Document
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