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Fossil fuel subsidies : approaches and valuation (English)

Numbers ranging from half a trillion to two trillion dollars have been cited in recent years for global subsidies for fossil fuels. How are these figures calculated and why are they so different? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7220 MAR 23, 2015

Kojima,Masami; Koplow,Doug

The misallocation of land and other factors of production in India (English)

This paper quantifies the misallocation of manufacturing output and factors of production between establishments across Indian districts during 1989-2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7221 MAR 23, 2015

Duranton,Gilles; Ghani,Syed Ejaz; Goswami,Arti Grover; Kerr,William Robert

Advanced-country policies and emerging-market currencies : the impact of U.S. tapering on India's Rupee (English)

The global financial crisis and its aftermath have triggered extraordinary policy responses in advanced countries. The impacts of these policy responses—from asset price bubbles to currency depreciations—have often been felt in the developing world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7219 MAR 23, 2015

Ikeda,Yuki; Medvedev,Denis; Rama,Martin G.

Equality of opportunity : theory and evidence (English)

Building on earlier work by political philosophers, economists have recently sought to define a concept of equity that accommodates the fairness of reward to individual responsibility and effort, while allowing for the existence of some inequalities which are unfair and should be compensated. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7217 MAR 20, 2015

Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Peragine,Vito

Income shocks and conflict : evidence from Nigeria (English)

This paper extends the micro evidence on the impact of income shocks on civil conflict using data across Nigerian states over the past decade. The paper uses an innovative empirical strategy matching household survey, oil production, and domestic and international price data to capture three separate channels linking income changes to conflict. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7213 MAR 11, 2015

Abidoye,Babatunde Oluwakayode; Cali,Massimiliano

Economic implications of a potential free trade agreement between India and the United States (English)

This paper explores the economic implications of a potential free trade agreement between India and the United States. A series of simulations is conducted assuming 100 percent ad valorem equivalent tariff cuts for goods and 50 percent cuts for services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7212 MAR 10, 2015

Fukase,Emiko; Martin,William J.

Policy and performance in customs : evaluating the trade facilitation agreement (English)

The 2013 World Trade Organization ministerial in Bali produced a comprehensive framework agreement on trade facilitation. If fully implemented, the agreement should increase the speed and reduce the cost of moving goods across international borders. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7211 MAR 10, 2015

Hillberry,Russell Henry; Zhang,Xiaohui

Economic shocks and subjective well-being : evidence from a quasi-experiment (English)

This article examines how economic shocks affect individual well-being in developing countries. Using the case of a sudden and unanticipated currency devaluation in Botswana as a quasi-experiment, the article examines how this monetary shock affects individuals' evaluations of well-being. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7209 MAR 10, 2015

Hariri,Jacob Gerner; Bjørnskov,Christian; Justesen,Mogens K.

Minutes of meeting of the Boards of Directors of IFC on Friday, March 6, 2015 (English)

This report is the minutes of the meeting of the Boards of Directors of IFC, held on Friday, March 6, 2015. Items addressed during the meeting include numerous Bank projects that have been authorized by either IDA, the Bank, IFC, or MIGA to proceed based on a lack of objections by board members. ... See More +

Minutes 95125 MAR 06, 2015

Trade reform and regional dynamics : evidence from 25 years of Brazilian matched employer-employee data (English)

This paper empirically studies the dynamics of labor market adjustment following the Brazilian trade reform of the 1990s. The paper uses variation in industry-specific tariff cuts interacted with initial regional industry mix to measure trade-induced local labor demand shocks and examines regional and individual labor market responses to those one-time shocks over two decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7205 MAR 02, 2015

Dix Carneiro,Rafael; Kovak,Brian K.

How to sustain export dynamism by reducing duality in the Dominican Republic (English)

This report analyzes export competitiveness in the Dominican Republic drawing from the Trade Competitiveness Diagnostic methodology (Farole and Reis, 2012). ... See More +

Working Paper AUS6804 MAR 02, 2015

Sanchez Martin, Miguel Eduardo; Reyes, Jose Daniel; Wagle, Swarnim; Iwulska, Aleksandra; Van der Borght, Rafael; Moberg, Lotta; Jouanjean, Marie Agnes; Ugarte, Cristian Spanish

The Aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis in the Eastern Caribbean : The impact on the St Lucia labor market (English)

Working Paper 94766 MAR 01, 2015

Gimenez, Lea; St. Catherine, Edwin; Karver, Jonathan; Odawara, Rei

China and Africa: - Expanding economic ties in an evolving global context (English)

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has averaged roughly 5 percent per year over the past decade, improving living standards and bolstering human development indicators across the continent. ... See More +

Working Paper 95161 MAR 01, 2015

Pigato, Miria; Tang, Wenxia

Mozambique - Second Agriculture Development Policy Operation Project (English)

The development objective of the Second Agriculture Development Policy Operation (AGDPO-2) for Mozambique is to improve agricultural technology, enhance access to productive assets and financial services, and improve monitoring of sector performance. ... See More +

Program Document 84661 FEB 27, 2015

Lebanon - Urban Transport Development Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 94504 FEB 15, 2015

Kazakhstan - Small and Medium sized Enterprise (SME) Competitiveness Project (English)

The objective of the SME Competitiveness Project is to enhance the competitiveness and management capacity of targeted small and medium sized enterprises in Kazakhstan. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD956 FEB 05, 2015

Morocco - Second Economic Competitiveness Support Program Project (English)

The Second Economic Competitiveness Support Program Development Policy Loan for the Kingdom of Morocco is the second Development Policy Loan (DPL) in a programmatic series of two single-tranche DPLs. ... See More +

Program Document 93904 FEB 02, 2015

The distributional impact of fiscal policy in South Africa (English)

This paper uses the 2010/11 Income and Expenditure Survey for South Africa to analyze the progressivity of the main tax and social spending programs and quantify their impact on poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7194 FEB 01, 2015

Inchauste, Gabriela; Lustig, Nora; Maboshe, Mashekwa; Purfield, Catriona; Woolard, Ingrid

Debiasing on a roll: changing gambling behavior through experiential learning (English)

This paper tests experiential learning as a debiasing tool against gambling and lottery behavior in South Africa. The study implemented a simple, interactive dice game that simulates worsening winning odds of rolling sixes as more dice are added to the game. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7195 FEB 01, 2015

Abel , Martin; Cole, Shawn; Zia, Bilal

Handling the weather : insurance, savings, and credit in West Africa (English)

Farmers in developing countries face a wide array of risks. Yet they often lack formal financial instruments to protect against risks. This paper examines the impact on consumption, investment, and welfare of the separate provision of three financial products: weather insurance, savings, and credit. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7187 FEB 01, 2015

de Nicola, Francesca

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Fossil fuel subsidies : approaches and valuation (English)
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MAR 23, 2015 WPS7220 Policy Research Working Paper
The misallocation of land and other factors of production in India (English)
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MAR 23, 2015 WPS7221 Policy Research Working Paper
Advanced-country policies and emerging-market currencies : the impact of U.S. tapering on India's Rupee (English)
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MAR 23, 2015 WPS7219 Policy Research Working Paper
Equality of opportunity : theory and evidence (English)
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MAR 20, 2015 WPS7217 Policy Research Working Paper
Income shocks and conflict : evidence from Nigeria (English)
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MAR 11, 2015 WPS7213 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic implications of a potential free trade agreement between India and the United States (English)
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MAR 10, 2015 WPS7212 Policy Research Working Paper
Policy and performance in customs : evaluating the trade facilitation agreement (English)
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MAR 10, 2015 WPS7211 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic shocks and subjective well-being : evidence from a quasi-experiment (English)
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MAR 10, 2015 WPS7209 Policy Research Working Paper
Minutes of meeting of the Boards of Directors of IFC on Friday, March 6, 2015 (English)
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MAR 06, 2015 95125 Minutes
Trade reform and regional dynamics : evidence from 25 years of Brazilian matched employer-employee data (English)
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MAR 02, 2015 WPS7205 Policy Research Working Paper
How to sustain export dynamism by reducing duality in the Dominican Republic (English)
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MAR 02, 2015 AUS6804 Working Paper Spanish
The Aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis in the Eastern Caribbean : The impact on the St Lucia labor market (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94766 Working Paper
China and Africa: - Expanding economic ties in an evolving global context (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95161 Working Paper
Mozambique - Second Agriculture Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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FEB 27, 2015 84661 Program Document
Lebanon - Urban Transport Development Project : procurement plan (English)
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FEB 15, 2015 94504 Procurement Plan
Kazakhstan - Small and Medium sized Enterprise (SME) Competitiveness Project (English)
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FEB 05, 2015 PAD956 Project Appraisal Document
Morocco - Second Economic Competitiveness Support Program Project (English)
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FEB 02, 2015 93904 Program Document
The distributional impact of fiscal policy in South Africa (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7194 Policy Research Working Paper
Debiasing on a roll: changing gambling behavior through experiential learning (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7195 Policy Research Working Paper
Handling the weather : insurance, savings, and credit in West Africa (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7187 Policy Research Working Paper