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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

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

Connecting to complete 2014 : trade logistics in the global economy - the logistics performance index and its indicators (Chinese)

Improving logistics performance is at the core of the economic growth and competitiveness agenda. Policymakers globally recognize the logistics sector as one of their key pillars for development. ... See More +

Publication 90419 JAN 01, 2016

English 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

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

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

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

Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)

This report for the Middle East and North Africa shows that policies that lower competition and create an uneven playing field are common and constrain private sector job creation. ... See More +

Publication 92870 NOV 16, 2014

Schiffbauer, Marc; Sy, Abdoulaye; Hussain, Sahar; Sahnoun, Hania; Keefer, Philip Disclosed

Village political economy, land tenure insecurity, and the rural to urban migration decision : evidence from China (English)

This paper investigates the impact of land tenure insecurity on the migration decisions of China's rural residents. A simple model first frames the relationship among these variables and the probability that a reallocation of land will occur in the following year. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7080 NOV 01, 2014

Giles,John T.; Mu,Ren Disclosed

Macroeconomic implications of aging in East Asia Pacific : demography, labor markets and productivity (English)

Working Paper 99401 AUG 08, 2014

Flochel,Thomas; Ikeda,Yuki; Moroz,Harry Edmund; Umapathi,Nithin Disclosed

Political economy of power sector subsidies : a review with reference to Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Power sector subsidies in Sub-Saharan Africa are substantial and highly regressive. While subsidies can be quick, easy, and politically expedient to implement, they are equally quick to take root and challenging to remove. ... See More +

Working Paper 89547 JUL 01, 2014

Kojima, Masami ; Bacon, Robert ; Trimble, Chris Disclosed

Contracting for the second best in dysfunctional electricity markets (English)

Power pools constitute a set of sometimes complex institutional arrangements for efficiency-enhancing coordination among power systems. Where such institutional arrangements do not exist, there still can be scope for voluntary electricity-sharing agreements among power systems. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6955 JUN 01, 2014

Nikandrova, Arina; Steinbuks, Jevgenijs Disclosed

The price of empowerment : experimental evidence on land titling in Tanzania (English)

This paper reports on a randomized field experiment that uses price incentives to address economic and gender inequality in land tenure formalization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6908 JUN 01, 2014

Ali, Daniel Ayalew; Collin, Matthew; Deininger, Klaus; Dercon, Stefan; Sandefur, Justin; Zeitlin, Andrew Disclosed

Why don't poor countries do R&D ? (English)

Using a global panel on research and development (R&D) expenditures, this paper documents that on average poor countries do far less R&D than rich as a share of GDP. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6811 MAR 01, 2014

Goni, Edwin; Maloney, William F. Disclosed

Engineers, Innovative Capacity and Development in the Americas (English)

This paper offers the first evidence on the prevalence of a central actor in modern growth theory—the engineer. Using newly collected sub-national, and international data as well as historical case studies, it then argues that differences in innovative capacity, captured by the density of engineers and patents at the dawn of the Second Industrial Revolution, in fact, are important to explaining present income differences across US counties, states within countries, and between the US and Latin America. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6814 MAR 01, 2014

Valencia Caicedo,Felipe; Maloney,William F. Disclosed

Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries face a critical choice as they strive to generate greater private sector growth and more jobs: promote competition, provide equal opportunities for all entrepreneurs, and dismantle the current system of privileges for connected firms or risk perpetuating the current equilibrium of low job creation. ... See More +

Publication 92767 JAN 01, 2014

Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias; Sy,Abdoulaye; Hussain,Sahar Sajjad; Sahnoun,Hania; Keefer,Philip E. Disclosed

Ukraine - Rural Land Titling and Cadastre Development Project (English)

Ratings for the Rural Land Titling and Cadastre Development Project for Ukraine were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2767 OCT 29, 2013

Disclosed

Are mega-farms the future of global agriculture ? exploring the farm size-productivity relationship (English)

With farms cultivating tens or hundreds of thousands of hectares, Ukraine is often used to demonstrate the existence of economies of scale in modern grain production. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6544 JUL 01, 2013

Deininger, Klaus; Nizalov, Denys; Singh, Sudhir K Disclosed

The implementation of industrial parks : some lessons learned in India (English)

Industrial parks are as popular as they are controversial, in India and globally. At their best they align infrastructure provision and agglomeration economies to jolt industrial growth. ... See More +

Other Infrastructure Study 77791 APR 24, 2013

Saleman, Yannick; Jordan, Luke Simon Disclosed

The transition from underpricing residential electricity in Bangladesh : fiscal and distributional impacts (English)

The electricity sector in Bangladesh has been facing unprecedented challenges, with severe capacity constraints and sector subsidies that quadrupled from 0.2 percent to 0.8 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) between 2010 and 2012, driving the government's fiscal deficit deeper. ... See More +

Policy Note 76441 JAN 01, 2013

Disclosed

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Uruguay - Demographic change and social policies : economic opportunities and challenges (English)
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JUN 10, 2016 AUS12457 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
Connecting to complete 2014 : trade logistics in the global economy - the logistics performance index and its indicators (Chinese)
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JAN 01, 2016 90419 Publication English
Yemen, Republic of - Unlocking the potential for economic growth (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 102151 Country Economic Memorandum
Understanding Latin America and the Caribbean’s income gap (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 97885 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
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
Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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NOV 16, 2014 92870 Publication
Village political economy, land tenure insecurity, and the rural to urban migration decision : evidence from China (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7080 Policy Research Working Paper
Macroeconomic implications of aging in East Asia Pacific : demography, labor markets and productivity (English)
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AUG 08, 2014 99401 Working Paper
Political economy of power sector subsidies : a review with reference to Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89547 Working Paper
Contracting for the second best in dysfunctional electricity markets (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6955 Policy Research Working Paper
The price of empowerment : experimental evidence on land titling in Tanzania (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6908 Policy Research Working Paper
Why don't poor countries do R&D ? (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6811 Policy Research Working Paper
Engineers, Innovative Capacity and Development in the Americas (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6814 Policy Research Working Paper
Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 92767 Publication
Ukraine - Rural Land Titling and Cadastre Development Project (English)
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OCT 29, 2013 ICR2767 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Are mega-farms the future of global agriculture ? exploring the farm size-productivity relationship (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 WPS6544 Policy Research Working Paper
The implementation of industrial parks : some lessons learned in India (English)
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APR 24, 2013 77791 Other Infrastructure Study
The transition from underpricing residential electricity in Bangladesh : fiscal and distributional impacts (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 76441 Policy Note