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Spatial development and agglomeration economies in services -- lessons from India (English)

Although many studies consider the spatial pattern of manufacturing plants in developing countries, the role of services as a driver of urbanization and structural transformation is still not well understood. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7741 JUN 30, 2016

Ghani,Syed Ejaz; Grover,Arti; Kerr,William Robert Disclosed

Strengthening sector decision making through water and sanitation service delivery assessments in Pakistan : completion summary (English)

The objective of competition report strengthening sector decision making through water and sanitation service delivery assessments in Pakistan is to improve decision making of the provincial government clients towards improvedaccess and quality of water supply, sanitation, and hygiene services for all, including the poor, by identifying, recognizingand addressing service delivery bottlenecks and enable the poor to get improved and sustainable WASH services. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS18643 JUN 09, 2016

Sami,Mohammad Farha0ah Disclosed

Organizing knowledge to compete : impacts of capacity building programs on firm organization (English)

A growing literature aiming at explaining differences across firms in productivity and access to global export markets has focused on the internal organization of firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7640 APR 14, 2016

Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Bussolo,Maurizio; Iacovone,Leonardo Disclosed

Digital government 2020 : prospects for Russia (English)

Governments around the world are facing a double challenge. Their citizens are expecting everhigher standards of service and want to be able to interact with the government online as easily as they do with banks and Internet commerce companies. ... See More +

Working Paper 105318 APR 01, 2016

Petrov,Oleg V.; Bunchuk,Mikhail; Stott,Andrew Charles; Hohlov,Yuri Russian Disclosed

Best practices and lessons learned in ICT sector innovation : a case study of Israel (English)

It has been the Israeli government’s explicit goal to position Israel at the core of the knowledge economy. This case study of Israel information and communications technology (ICT) sector highlights the important role of the government in the emergence of Israel as a power house of high-tech in ICT, by laying the foundations for private industry to support innovation, and through heavy investment in building the much-needed human capital resource. ... See More +

World Development Report 102958 JAN 01, 2016

Getz, Daphne; Goldberg,Itzhak Disclosed

World development report 2016 : digital dividends overview (English)

More than 40 percent of the world’s population has access to the internet, with new users coming online every day. Among the poorest 20 percent of households, nearly 7 out of 10 have a mobile phone. ... See More +

World Development Report 102724 JAN 01, 2016

Disclosed

The new cybersecurity agenda : economic and social challenges to a secure internet - background paper : digital dividends : The new cybersecurity agenda : economic and social challenges to a secure internet (English)

This paper focuses on key economic and social factors underpinning worldwide issues aroundcybersecurity and, identifies a new agenda for addressing these issues that is being shaped by theInternet and related information and communication technologies, such as social media. ... See More +

World Development Report 102965 JAN 01, 2016

Bauer, Johannes M.; Dutton,William Harold Disclosed

Nepal - Second Poverty Alleviation Fund Project : additional financing - procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 102741 DEC 23, 2015

Disclosed

Rwanda - Second Phase of the Regional Communications Infrastructure Program Project (English)

Ratings for the Second Phase of the Regional Communications Infrastructure Program Project for Rwanda were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3486 DEC 15, 2015

Disclosed

Mauritius - First and Second Private Sector Competitiveness Development Policy Loan Projects (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14870 DEC 02, 2015

Disclosed

Ghana - eGhana Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14845 NOV 30, 2015

Disclosed

The economics and policy implications of infrastructure sharing and mutualization in Africa : World development report 2016 : digital dividends - the economics and policy implications of infrastructure sharing and mutualization in Africa (English)

In developing countries, governments know the importance of broadband for development and promoting broadband as a way to boost knowledge in society has now entered the political agenda. ... See More +

World Development Report 102959 NOV 01, 2015

Garcia,Jose Marino Disclosed

Vietnam - Information and Communication Technology Development Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14822 SEP 29, 2015

Disclosed

Do poor countries really need more IT ? the role of relative prices and industrial composition (English)

Conventional wisdom suggests too little information and communication technologies (ICT) in poor countries. Indeed, within 70 countries at various levels of development, there is a positive relationship between income per capita and the capital share of ICT. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7352 JUN 30, 2015

Eden,Maya; Gaggl,Paul Disclosed

Sri Lanka - E-Lanka Development Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14701 JUN 30, 2015

Disclosed

Hayek, local information, and the decentralization of state-owned enterprises in China (English)

Hayek argues that local knowledge is a key for understanding whether production should be decentralized. This paper tests Hayek’s predictions by examining the causes of the Chinese government’s decision to decentralize state-owned enterprises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7321 JUN 22, 2015

Huang,Zhangkai; Li,Lixing; Ma,Guangrong; Xu,L. Colin Disclosed

Multistakeholder internet governance? (English)

Global debate over alternative approaches to governing the internet has been wide ranging, but increasingly has pivoted around the wisdom of multistakeholder governance. ... See More +

World Development Report 102960 MAY 16, 2015

Dutton,William Harold Disclosed

Sri Lanka : Innovation, ICT and Competitiveness (English)

Recent history around the world has revealed that ICT can play a crucial role in economic and social development of societies at all levels of development. ... See More +

Working Paper 97683 FEB 15, 2015

Manes,Eric David Disclosed

Scaling up knowledge sharing for development : a working paper for the G-20 development working group, pillar nine (English)

The objective of this paper is to recommend, at the request of the Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States - along with the European Union (EU) (G-20), how knowledge sharing (KS), through North-South, South-South, and triangular cooperation, can be scaled up in support of growth and development processes. ... See More +

Working Paper 80700 JAN 01, 2015

Disclosed

Learning and results in World Bank operations : toward a new learning strategy - evaluation two (English)

This report is the second in a program of evaluations that the independent evaluation group (IEG) is conducting on the learning that takes place through World Bank projects. ... See More +

Working Paper 99152 JAN 01, 2015

Carvalho,Soniya; Heath,John R. Disclosed

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Spatial development and agglomeration economies in services -- lessons from India (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 WPS7741 Policy Research Working Paper
Strengthening sector decision making through water and sanitation service delivery assessments in Pakistan : completion summary (English)
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JUN 09, 2016 ACS18643 Working Paper
Organizing knowledge to compete : impacts of capacity building programs on firm organization (English)
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APR 14, 2016 WPS7640 Policy Research Working Paper
Digital government 2020 : prospects for Russia (English)
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APR 01, 2016 105318 Working Paper Russian
Best practices and lessons learned in ICT sector innovation : a case study of Israel (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102958 World Development Report
World development report 2016 : digital dividends overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102724 World Development Report
The new cybersecurity agenda : economic and social challenges to a secure internet - background paper : digital dividends : The new cybersecurity agenda : economic and social challenges to a secure internet (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102965 World Development Report
Nepal - Second Poverty Alleviation Fund Project : additional financing - procurement plan (English)
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DEC 23, 2015 102741 Procurement Plan
Rwanda - Second Phase of the Regional Communications Infrastructure Program Project (English)
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DEC 15, 2015 ICR3486 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Mauritius - First and Second Private Sector Competitiveness Development Policy Loan Projects (English)
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DEC 02, 2015 ICRR14870 Implementation Completion Report Review
Ghana - eGhana Project (English)
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NOV 30, 2015 ICRR14845 Implementation Completion Report Review
The economics and policy implications of infrastructure sharing and mutualization in Africa : World development report 2016 : digital dividends - the economics and policy implications of infrastructure sharing and mutualization in Africa (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 102959 World Development Report
Vietnam - Information and Communication Technology Development Project (English)
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SEP 29, 2015 ICRR14822 Implementation Completion Report Review
Do poor countries really need more IT ? the role of relative prices and industrial composition (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7352 Policy Research Working Paper
Sri Lanka - E-Lanka Development Project (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 ICRR14701 Implementation Completion Report Review
Hayek, local information, and the decentralization of state-owned enterprises in China (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7321 Policy Research Working Paper
Multistakeholder internet governance? (English)
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MAY 16, 2015 102960 World Development Report
Sri Lanka : Innovation, ICT and Competitiveness (English)
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FEB 15, 2015 97683 Working Paper
Scaling up knowledge sharing for development : a working paper for the G-20 development working group, pillar nine (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 80700 Working Paper
Learning and results in World Bank operations : toward a new learning strategy - evaluation two (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 99152 Working Paper