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Estimating poverty using cell phone data : evidence from Guatemala (English)

The dramatic expansion of mobile phone use in developing countries has given rise to a rich and largely untapped source of information about the characteristics of communities and regions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7969 FEB 14, 2017

Hernandez,Marco; Hong,Lingzi; Frias-Martinez,Vanessa; Frias-Martinez,Enrique Disclosed

Pakistan - Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : پنرواس پالیسی فریم ورک (Urdu)

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 +

Resettlement Plan SFG3015 FEB 01, 2017

Chen,Michelle Lisa Disclosed

Pakistan - Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (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 SFG3024 FEB 01, 2017

Chen,Michelle Lisa Disclosed

Can tax incentives for electronic payments reduce the shadow economy? : Korea's attempt to reduce underreporting in retail businesses (English)

Increasing tax revenues by reducing the shadow economy has been a central goal of tax policy and administration in the Republic of Korea since the National Tax Service was established as an independent agency in 1966. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7936 JAN 09, 2017

Sung,Myung Jae; Awasthi,Rajul; Lee,Hyung Chul Disclosed

Guía del Usuario : resolución de conflictos de gobierno corporativo (Vol. 4) : 手册(四): 解决公司治理纠纷 (Chinese)

The Global Corporate Governance Forum's fourth toolkit provides practical guidance on how consensus-based alternatives to adjudication can help prevent, resolve, and reduce the negative impact of corporate governance disputes and consequently contribute to improving corporate governance practices, strengthening investor confidence, and supporting business continuity. ... See More +

Working Paper 62893 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Guía del Usuario : resolución de conflictos de gobierno corporativo (Vol. 4) (Spanish)

The Global Corporate Governance Forum's fourth toolkit provides practical guidance on how consensus-based alternatives to adjudication can help prevent, resolve, and reduce the negative impact of corporate governance disputes and consequently contribute to improving corporate governance practices, strengthening investor confidence, and supporting business continuity. ... See More +

Working Paper 62893 JAN 01, 2017

Chinese, English Disclosed

World development report 2017 : gender based violence and the law (English)

The phenomenon of gender-based violence is pervasive around the world, experienced by some one in three women in their lifetimes. The elimination of such violence has been increasingly recognized as a priority for the international community. ... See More +

World Development Report 112914 JAN 01, 2017

Klugman,Jeni G. Disclosed

World development report 2017 : Water from the heights, water from the grassroots : the governance of common dynamics and public services in La Paz-El Alto (English)

In this paper, the authors approach water governance not only through the prism of sectoral organization and the official services, but also through all of the practices, still to be “integrated” into the regulatory framework,that give rise to order and social progress. ... See More +

World Development Report 112881 JAN 01, 2017

Botton,Sarah; Hardy,Sébastien; Poupeau,Franck Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - Capacity-Building for Palestinian Economic and Regulatory Institutions Project (English)

Ratings for the Capacity-Building for Palestinian Economic and Regulatory Institutions Project for West Bank and Gaza 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 ICR3957 DEC 19, 2016

Disclosed

Haiti - Strengthening Governance in Education, Water and Sanitation Project (English)

Ratings for the Strengthening Governance in Education, Water and Sanitation Project for Haiti outcomes were moderately unsatisfactory, risk to development outcome was high, Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3750 DEC 15, 2016

Disclosed

Burundi - Public Works and Urban Management Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Etude d'impact environnemental et social des travaux de canalisation de la rivière Gasenyi (French)

The objective of the Public Works and Urban Management Project for Burundi will be to enhance the climate resilience of key transport and drainage infrastructure in Greater Bujumbura while strengthening the country's capacity to manage and prevent natural disasters. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2735 DEC 01, 2016

Ba,Ndeye Anna Disclosed

Socioeconomic resilience : multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries (English)

This paper presents a model to assess the socioeconomic resilience to natural disasters of an economy, defined as its capacity to mitigate the impact of disaster-related asset losses on welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7886 NOV 14, 2016

Hallegatte,Stephane; Bangalore,Mook; Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille Disclosed

Colombia - First Programmatic Territorial Development Policy Financing Project : Colombia - Primer Financiamiento Programático Para Políticas de Desarrollo Territorial (Spanish)

This program document presents a Development Policy Loan in the amount of EUR 716.5 million to the Government of Colombia (GoC), the first in a series of two single-tranche programmatic Development Policy Financing (DPF) operations. ... See More +

Program Document 107992 NOV 02, 2016

English Disclosed

Serbia - First Public Expenditure and Public Utilities Development Policy Loan Project (English)

Program Information Document 110223 OCT 31, 2016

Disclosed

Casting the tax net wider : experimental evidence from Costa Rica (English)

The majority of firms in developing countries are informal, and encouraging them to register with the tax authority has proven challenging and costly. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7850 OCT 05, 2016

Brockmeyer,Anne; Hernandez,Marco; Kettle,Stewart; Smith,Spencer Douglas Disclosed

Uzbekistan - Health System Improvement Project : environmental assessment : Resettlement audit (English)

The development objective of the Health System Improvement Project for Uzbekistan are improve access to quality health care at the primary and District Medical Union (DMU) level; strengthen the Government’s public health response to the rise in NCDs. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2877 OCT 01, 2016

Romanova,Ekaterina Disclosed

Dynamic relationship between corruption and youth unemployment : empirical evidences from a system GMM approach (English)

This paper addresses the causal relationship between corruption and youth unemployment from two different perspectives. The discussion starts by asking how the corruption practices within government institutions that encourage the payment of bribes to access the job opportunities contribute to reducing the efficiency of the resources (labor force) allocations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7842 SEP 29, 2016

Bouzid,Bechir Naier Disclosed

Colombia - First Programmatic Territorial Development Policy Loan Project (English)

Program Information Document 108877 SEP 20, 2016

Disclosed

Predicting project outcomes : a simple methodology for predictions based on project ratings (English)

The downgrading of projects at the closing from moderately satisfactory to moderately unsatisfactory has been a persistent problem in the World Bank and a particular problem in the World Bank's East Asia and Pacific region since 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7800 AUG 22, 2016

Blanc,Marc; Esmail,Talib B. K.; Mascarell,Caroline; Rodriguez,Joseph Rukshan Disclosed

Bangladesh - Third Local Governance Support Project : indigenous peoples plan : Small ethnic group planning framework (English)

The development objective of the Third Local Governance Support Project for Bangladesh is to ensure that infrastructure and other schemes undertaken by LGD and Union Parishad (UPs)/Pourasabhas and funded by block grants do not adversely affect Small Ethnic Group (SEG) and that they receive culturally compatible social and economic benefits. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG2587 AUG 01, 2016

Chen,Michelle Lisa Disclosed

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Estimating poverty using cell phone data : evidence from Guatemala (English)
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FEB 14, 2017 WPS7969 Policy Research Working Paper
Pakistan - Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : پنرواس پالیسی فریم ورک (Urdu)
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FEB 01, 2017 SFG3015 Resettlement Plan
Pakistan - Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 SFG3024 Environmental Assessment
Can tax incentives for electronic payments reduce the shadow economy? : Korea's attempt to reduce underreporting in retail businesses (English)
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JAN 09, 2017 WPS7936 Policy Research Working Paper
Guía del Usuario : resolución de conflictos de gobierno corporativo (Vol. 4) : 手册(四): 解决公司治理纠纷 (Chinese)
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JAN 01, 2017 62893 Working Paper
Guía del Usuario : resolución de conflictos de gobierno corporativo (Vol. 4) (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2017 62893 Working Paper Chinese, English
World development report 2017 : gender based violence and the law (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112914 World Development Report
World development report 2017 : Water from the heights, water from the grassroots : the governance of common dynamics and public services in La Paz-El Alto (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112881 World Development Report
West Bank and Gaza - Capacity-Building for Palestinian Economic and Regulatory Institutions Project (English)
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DEC 19, 2016 ICR3957 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Haiti - Strengthening Governance in Education, Water and Sanitation Project (English)
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DEC 15, 2016 ICR3750 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Burundi - Public Works and Urban Management Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Etude d'impact environnemental et social des travaux de canalisation de la rivière Gasenyi (French)
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DEC 01, 2016 SFG2735 Environmental Assessment
Socioeconomic resilience : multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries (English)
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NOV 14, 2016 WPS7886 Policy Research Working Paper
Colombia - First Programmatic Territorial Development Policy Financing Project : Colombia - Primer Financiamiento Programático Para Políticas de Desarrollo Territorial (Spanish)
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NOV 02, 2016 107992 Program Document English
Serbia - First Public Expenditure and Public Utilities Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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OCT 31, 2016 110223 Program Information Document
Casting the tax net wider : experimental evidence from Costa Rica (English)
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OCT 05, 2016 WPS7850 Policy Research Working Paper
Uzbekistan - Health System Improvement Project : environmental assessment : Resettlement audit (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 SFG2877 Environmental Assessment
Dynamic relationship between corruption and youth unemployment : empirical evidences from a system GMM approach (English)
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SEP 29, 2016 WPS7842 Policy Research Working Paper
Colombia - First Programmatic Territorial Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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SEP 20, 2016 108877 Program Information Document
Predicting project outcomes : a simple methodology for predictions based on project ratings (English)
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AUG 22, 2016 WPS7800 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh - Third Local Governance Support Project : indigenous peoples plan : Small ethnic group planning framework (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 SFG2587 Indigenous Peoples Plan