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Demographic change in Uruguay : economic opportunities and challenges (English)

The population of Uruguay is undergoing a slow but sustained aging process, driven by the demographic transition that started early in the twentieth century. ... See More +

Publication 106151 JUN 10, 2016

Disclosed

Uruguay - Demographic change and social policies : economic opportunities and challenges (English)

Uruguay’s development progress in recent decades includes falling mortality and fertility which is changing the age structure of the population. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS12457 JUN 10, 2016

Rofman,Rafael P. Disclosed

Understanding the income and efficiency gap in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

The countries of the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region like other emerging economies, have benefited from a decade of remarkable growth and some income per capita convergence toward the United States and other high-income countries. ... See More +

Publication 104285 APR 08, 2016

Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Vostroknutova,Ekaterina; Wacker,Konstantin M.; Clavijo Munoz,Mateo Disclosed

Concept Note for an IEG category one learning product on the use of political economy analysis in the design and implementation of development policy financing (English)

The learning product will look at World Bank’s experience in the use of political economy analysis (PEA) for development policy financing (DPF). ... See More +

Working Paper 104657 MAR 04, 2016

Disclosed

India - Competitive cities in India : Kanpur unrealized potential - the lagging growth trajectory of a manufacturing hub (English)

This case study of the city of Kanpur contributes to developing an understanding of the factors driving city competitiveness in general and in India in particular. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS7515 MAR 01, 2016

Jaison,Shiny Disclosed

The political economy of direct dividend transfers in resource-rich countries : a theoretical consideration (English)

The acceleration of natural resource discoveries across many parts of the developing world has highlighted the urgent need for solutions to the mismanagement of windfalls that has blighted many countries over the past half-century. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7575 FEB 23, 2016

McGuirk,Eoin; Rajaram,Anand; Giugale,Marcelo Disclosed

The welfare cost of inflation and the regulations of money substitutes (English)

This paper studies the possibility of using financial regulation that prohibits the use of money substitutes as a tool for mitigating the adverse effects of deviations from the Friedman rule. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7553 FEB 02, 2016

Eden,Benjamin; Eden,Maya Disclosed

The political economy of reform : moving from analysis to action - a global learning event (English)

In June 2010, a two-day workshop entitled ‘the political economy of reform: moving from analysis to action’ was held in Washington, D.C. with the goal of exploring the roles that political economy analysis can play in informing and guiding real-world reform efforts. ... See More +

Working Paper 104095 JAN 01, 2016

Disclosed

Key concepts and operational implications in two fragile states : the case of Sierra Leone and Liberia (English)

This paper aims to provide a very distilled summary of the concepts shaping the discourse around state-building in fragile, conflict-affected situations, and to explore some of the operational implications for international development practitioners working in these settings, drawing on experience from two post-conflict countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 105642 JAN 01, 2016

Ingram,Sue Disclosed

Vietnam 2035 : toward prosperity, creativity, equity, and democracy : overview (English)

The year 2015 marks 70 years since Vietnam’s Declaration of Independence, 40 years since Reunification, and just short of 30 years from the launch of Doi Moi, which catapulted the nation from the ranks of the world’s poorest to one of its great development success stories. ... See More +

Publication 103435 JAN 01, 2016

Viet Sinh, Cao; Demombynes,Gabriel; Kwakwa,Victoria; Mahajan,Sandeep; Shetty,Sudhir; Đam, Vũ Đức; Vinh, Bùi Quang; Van Trotsenburg,Axel Vietnamese Disclosed

Formalizing rural land rights in West Africa : early evidence from a randomized impact evaluation in Benin (English)

This paper presents early evidence from the first large-scale randomized-controlled trial of a land formalization program. The study examines the links between land demarcation and investment in rural Benin in light of a model of agricultural production under insecure tenure. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7435 OCT 08, 2015

Goldstein,Markus P.; Houngbedji,Kenneth; Kondylis,Florence; O'Sullivan,Michael B.; Selod,Harris Disclosed

Yemen, Republic of - Unlocking the potential for economic growth (English)

Part one of the report provides an overview of the economy. It has one chapter (chapter one), which provides an overview of the country’s growth and macroeconomic performance and challenges and analyzes and emphasizes the limited dynamism of a rent- and hydrocarbon-cursed economy. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 102151 OCT 01, 2015

Disclosed

Public good provision in Indian rural areas : the returns to collective action by microfinance groups (English)

Self-help groups (SHGs) are the most common form of microfinance in India. The authors provide evidence that SHGs, composed of women only, undertake collective actions for the provision of public goods within village communities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7397 AUG 19, 2015

Casini,Paolo; Vandewalle,Lore; Wahhaj,Zaki Disclosed

Understanding Latin America and the Caribbean’s income gap (English)

Even nearly ten years of solid growth cannot guarantee long-term income convergence. The countries of the Latin America and Caribbean region (LAC), like other emerging economies, have benefited from a decade of remarkable growth and some income per capita convergence towards the United States and other industrialized countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 97885 JUL 01, 2015

Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Vostroknutova,Ekaterina; Wacker,Konstantin M.; Clavijo Munoz,Mateo Disclosed

Smart specialization in Croatia : inputs from trade, innovation, and productivity analysis (English)

The report examines recent trends in Croatia's in trade, productivity, innovation performance and policy governance framework, to help identify priorities for the development of the country's Smart Specialization Strategy, which is an ex-ante conditionality for access to the EU's Structural and Investment Funds over the 2014-20 programming period. ... See More +

Publication 97477 JUN 10, 2015

Aprahamian,Arabela Sena [editor]; Correa,Paulo Guilherme [editor] Disclosed

Market imperfections exacerbate the gender gap: the case of Malawi (English)

This paper hypothesizes that labor and credit market imperfections—by discouraging off-farm income-generating activities and restricting access to inputs, respectively—affect female farm productivity more deeply than male productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7300 JUN 10, 2015

Palacios-Lopez,Amparo; López,Ramón Disclosed

Professionalization contracts for small municipal water service providers in India : business model development (English)

Professionalization contracts are a new concept. The aim of these contracts is to enlist the support of specialized private firms in turning public water utilities into competent professional operators. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS13859 JUN 01, 2015

Ehrhardt,David; Mugabi,Josses; Kingdom,William D. Disclosed

Institutional change, political economy, and state capabilities : learning from Edo state, Nigeria (English)

This paper is one of a series aimed at deepening the World Bank’s capacity to follow through on commitments made in response to the World Development Report (WDR) 2011, which gave renewed prominence to the nexus between conflict, security, and development. ... See More +

Working Paper 97600 JUN 01, 2015

Bain,Katherine A.; Porter,Douglas John; Watts, Michael Disclosed

Comparative advantage, international trade, and fertility (English)

We analyze theoretically and empirically the impact of comparative advantage in international trade on fertility. We build a model in which industries di↵er in the extent to which they use female relative to male labor, and countries are characterized by Ricardian comparative advantage in either female-labor or male-labor intensive goods. ... See More +

Journal Article 104043 MAY 11, 2015

Do,Quy-Toan; Levchenko,Andrei A.; Raddatz,Claudio Disclosed

Openness in trade and investment : putting the debate in Indonesia’s development context - executive summary for policy note on openness, growth, and productivity (English)

This is the executive summary for the policy note on Trade integration, FDI and Productivity, which presents evidences from recent policy researches that arguing that engaging in an open trade and investment regime have brought productivity gains that are a key factor in sustaining increases in income per-capita. ... See More +

Working Paper 101699 APR 01, 2015

Rahardja,Sjamsu; Varela,Gonzalo J.; Fitrani,Fitria; Lacovone, Leonardo; Javorcik,Beata; Soejachmoen,Moekti Prasetiani; Duggan,Victor Disclosed

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Demographic change in Uruguay : economic opportunities and challenges (English)
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JUN 10, 2016 106151 Publication
Uruguay - Demographic change and social policies : economic opportunities and challenges (English)
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JUN 10, 2016 AUS12457 Working Paper
Understanding the income and efficiency gap in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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APR 08, 2016 104285 Publication
Concept Note for an IEG category one learning product on the use of political economy analysis in the design and implementation of development policy financing (English)
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MAR 04, 2016 104657 Working Paper
India - Competitive cities in India : Kanpur unrealized potential - the lagging growth trajectory of a manufacturing hub (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 AUS7515 Working Paper
The political economy of direct dividend transfers in resource-rich countries : a theoretical consideration (English)
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FEB 23, 2016 WPS7575 Policy Research Working Paper
The welfare cost of inflation and the regulations of money substitutes (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7553 Policy Research Working Paper
The political economy of reform : moving from analysis to action - a global learning event (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104095 Working Paper
Key concepts and operational implications in two fragile states : the case of Sierra Leone and Liberia (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 105642 Working Paper
Vietnam 2035 : toward prosperity, creativity, equity, and democracy : overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103435 Publication Vietnamese
Formalizing rural land rights in West Africa : early evidence from a randomized impact evaluation in Benin (English)
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OCT 08, 2015 WPS7435 Policy Research Working Paper
Yemen, Republic of - Unlocking the potential for economic growth (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 102151 Country Economic Memorandum
Public good provision in Indian rural areas : the returns to collective action by microfinance groups (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 WPS7397 Policy Research Working Paper
Understanding Latin America and the Caribbean’s income gap (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 97885 Working Paper
Smart specialization in Croatia : inputs from trade, innovation, and productivity analysis (English)
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JUN 10, 2015 97477 Publication
Market imperfections exacerbate the gender gap: the case of Malawi (English)
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JUN 10, 2015 WPS7300 Policy Research Working Paper
Professionalization contracts for small municipal water service providers in India : business model development (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 ACS13859 Working Paper
Institutional change, political economy, and state capabilities : learning from Edo state, Nigeria (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97600 Working Paper
Comparative advantage, international trade, and fertility (English)
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MAY 11, 2015 104043 Journal Article
Openness in trade and investment : putting the debate in Indonesia’s development context - executive summary for policy note on openness, growth, and productivity (English)
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APR 01, 2015 101699 Working Paper