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Change management that works : making impacts in challenging environments (English)

Achieving better governance has been a central problem for development. When public services are not delivered as intended, reform action becomes necessary and that involves deliberate activities to change laws, structures, and processes to improve public sector performance and benefit public service users. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8265 DEC 06, 2017

April,Leah; Ariadharma,Erwin; So,Sokbunthoeun; Hughes,Caroline Sian Disclosed

Selected poverty relevant indicators - December 2017 (English)

The assessment jointly conducted by the Ministry of Planning and Finance and the World Bank produced two reports. The first report, Part One (MOPF and WB, 2017a), put forward trends in poverty over time using the two poverty estimation methodologies previously used in Myanmar. ... See More +

Working Paper 122002 DEC 01, 2017

Disclosed

Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 23) : Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for improvement of access road to the Mtubiri sanitary landfill facility (English)

The objective of the Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project for Kenya is to strengthen governance and service delivery in the Nairobi Metropolitan area. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1405 NOV 20, 2017

Babijes,Roderick M.; Kenya Disclosed

From falling behind to catching up : A country economic memorandum for Malawi (English)

Despite decades of development efforts supported by significant amounts of foreign aid, Malawi has experienced weak and volatile economic growth over a sustained period of time and has fallen behind its peers. ... See More +

Publication 121007 NOV 07, 2017

Record,Richard James Lowden; Kandoole,Priscilla Flaness; Kumar,Praveen Disclosed

Jamaica - Social Protection Project : restructuring (English)

The development objectives of the Social Protection Project for Jamaica are to: (i) improve the effectiveness of the program for advancement through health and education (PATH) to foster investment by poor families in human capital accumulation; (ii) develop a structured system for assisting working-age persons of PATH households seek and retain employment; (iii) enable the formulation of a reform program for the pension schemes for public sector workers; and (iv) develop a social protection strategy. ... See More +

Project Paper RES25128 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Indonesia’s global workers : juggling opportunities and risks (English)

International labor migration is an important sector of the Indonesian economy in its own right, requiring commensurate efforts to improve its professionalism as a sector and instill modernization across its various components to maximize its potential for the benefit of all stakeholders.This report aims to point towards the best policy mix for Indonesia’s various international migrant worker groups who face widely differing risks and gain diverse economic benefits from migration. ... See More +

Working Paper 121691 NOV 01, 2017

Bahasa (Indonesian) Disclosed

What are the effects of expanding a social pension program on extreme poverty and labor supply ? evidence from Mexico's pension program for the elderly (English)

In 2013, Mexico's Social Pension Program for the Elderly was expanded by changing its eligibility threshold from age 70 to age 65. Using pooled cross-sectional data from Mexico's National Household Income and Expenditure Survey, the exogenous variation around eligibility age was exploited to uncover the causal effects of this expansion on extreme poverty and labor supply of the newly eligible population, and to explore potential transmission mechanisms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8229 OCT 30, 2017

Avila Parra,Clemente; Escamilla Guerrero,David Ricardo Disclosed

Zanzibar poverty assessment (English)

Zanzibar recorded an important decline in urban poverty, while rural poverty did not change, and poverty increased on the island of Pemba Basic needs poverty and extreme poverty both declined by 4.5 and 1 percentage points, respectively, at the national level in Zanzibar since 2010. ... See More +

Poverty Assessment 120689 OCT 26, 2017

Belghith,Nadia Belhaj Hassine; De Boisseson,Pierre Marie Antoine Disclosed

Kosovo - Statistics for Decision Making in Kosovo : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Statistics for Decision Making in Kosovo is to strengthen the production of data and indicators by the Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) in key areas, including poverty, social inclusion, health and informality. ... See More +

Project Paper RES29399 OCT 11, 2017

Van Gelder,Linda Disclosed

Rwanda - Social Protection Investment Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)

The development objective of Social Protection Investment Project aims to support the government of Rwanda to improve the coverage of the vulnerable and the effective delivery of Rwanda's main social protection program. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG3664 OCT 02, 2017

Mukanyiligira Sissi,Dimitrie Disclosed

Pakistan - Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management plan for Educational and cultural zone (priority phase – I) subproject (English)

The development objective of the Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project for Pakistan is to enhance public spaces in targeted neighborhoods of Karachi, and improve the city's capacity to provide selected administrative services. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3786 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Conditional Cash Transfers Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Conditional Cash Transfers Project is to strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of the Government of Macedonia's (GoM) social safety net through (a) the introduction of conditional cash transfers; and (b) improvements in the administration, oversight, monitoring, and evaluation of social assistance transfers. ... See More +

Project Paper RES29372 SEP 18, 2017

Disclosed

Brazil - Salvador Social Multi-Sector Service Delivery Project : resettlement plan : Marco de reassentamento (Portuguese)

Resettlement Plan SFG3648 SEP 01, 2017

Orna,Patricia O. Disclosed

The political economy of the 2016 tobacco and proposed sugar-sweetened beverage tax increases in Colombia (English)

In 2008, Colombia joined the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which includes measures related to prices and taxes designed to reduce supply and demand. ... See More +

Working Paper 120183 SEP 01, 2017

García,Maria Isabel; Villar Uribe,Manuela; Iunes,Roberto F. Disclosed

The many faces of deprivation : a multidimensional approach to poverty in Armenia (English)

This note describes a new measure of multidimensional poverty developed for Armenia. In 2013, the National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia and the World Bank began work on a national measure of multidimensional poverty to supplement the consumption poverty indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 119327 AUG 29, 2017

Martirosova,Diana; Inan,Osman Kaan; Meyer,Moritz; Sinha,Nistha Disclosed

Mexico - Social Protection System Project : procurement plan : México - Sistema de Protección Social Proyecto : plan de adquisiciones (Spanish)

Procurement Plan 119133 AUG 28, 2017

Disclosed

An analysis of poverty in Myanmar : part one - trends between 2004/05 and 2015 (Vol. 2) (English)

A joint analysis of poverty and living standards was conducted by a technical team from the Ministry of Planning and Finance, Government of Myanmar, and the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank. ... See More +

Working Paper 118851 AUG 01, 2017

Burmese Disclosed

An analysis of poverty in Myanmar : part one - trends between 2004/05 and 2015 (Vol. 2) (Burmese)

A joint analysis of poverty and living standards was conducted by a technical team from the Ministry of Planning and Finance, Government of Myanmar, and the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank. ... See More +

Working Paper 118851 AUG 01, 2017

English Disclosed

Kazakhstan country opinion survey FY 2017 (English)

The Country opinion survey for 2017 in Kazakhstan assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Kazakhstan perceive the WBG. ... See More +

Working Paper 120655 JUL 01, 2017

Disclosed

The World Bank annual report 2017 : end extreme poverty, boost shared prosperity : Main report (English)

The World Bank annual report is prepared by the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA) -collectively known as the World Bank - in accordance with the by-laws of the two institutions. ... See More +

World Bank Annual Report 120298 JUL 01, 2017

Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, French, Chinese Disclosed

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Change management that works : making impacts in challenging environments (English)
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DEC 06, 2017 WPS8265 Policy Research Working Paper
Selected poverty relevant indicators - December 2017 (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 122002 Working Paper
Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 23) : Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for improvement of access road to the Mtubiri sanitary landfill facility (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 SFG1405 Environmental Assessment
From falling behind to catching up : A country economic memorandum for Malawi (English)
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NOV 07, 2017 121007 Publication
Jamaica - Social Protection Project : restructuring (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 RES25128 Project Paper
Indonesia’s global workers : juggling opportunities and risks (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121691 Working Paper Bahasa (Indonesian)
What are the effects of expanding a social pension program on extreme poverty and labor supply ? evidence from Mexico's pension program for the elderly (English)
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OCT 30, 2017 WPS8229 Policy Research Working Paper
Zanzibar poverty assessment (English)
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OCT 26, 2017 120689 Poverty Assessment
Kosovo - Statistics for Decision Making in Kosovo : restructuring (English)
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OCT 11, 2017 RES29399 Project Paper
Rwanda - Social Protection Investment Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)
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OCT 02, 2017 SFG3664 Resettlement Plan
Pakistan - Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management plan for Educational and cultural zone (priority phase – I) subproject (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 SFG3786 Environmental Assessment
Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Conditional Cash Transfers Project : restructuring (English)
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SEP 18, 2017 RES29372 Project Paper
Brazil - Salvador Social Multi-Sector Service Delivery Project : resettlement plan : Marco de reassentamento (Portuguese)
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SEP 01, 2017 SFG3648 Resettlement Plan
The political economy of the 2016 tobacco and proposed sugar-sweetened beverage tax increases in Colombia (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 120183 Working Paper
The many faces of deprivation : a multidimensional approach to poverty in Armenia (English)
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AUG 29, 2017 119327 Working Paper
Mexico - Social Protection System Project : procurement plan : México - Sistema de Protección Social Proyecto : plan de adquisiciones (Spanish)
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AUG 28, 2017 119133 Procurement Plan
An analysis of poverty in Myanmar : part one - trends between 2004/05 and 2015 (Vol. 2) (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 118851 Working Paper Burmese
An analysis of poverty in Myanmar : part one - trends between 2004/05 and 2015 (Vol. 2) (Burmese)
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AUG 01, 2017 118851 Working Paper English
Kazakhstan country opinion survey FY 2017 (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 120655 Working Paper
The World Bank annual report 2017 : end extreme poverty, boost shared prosperity : Main report (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 120298 World Bank Annual Report Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, French, Chinese