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Friend or foe or family ? a tale of formal and informal plants in India (English)

This paper examines the interaction between formal (organized) and informal (unorganized) plants in the manufacturing sector in India. How has the size and productivity of the plants in the organized sector affected the plants in the unorganized sector? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6588 SEP 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; O'Connell, Stephen D.; Sharma, Gunjan

Coagglomeration of formal and informal industry : evidence from India (English)

A large and growing informal sector is a major feature of developing countries. This paper analyzes coagglomeration patterns between formal and informal manufacturing enterprises in India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6622 SEP 01, 2013

Mukim, Megha

Solomon Islands - Second Phase of the Additional Financing for Rural Development Program Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 1 of 2) : Environment and social management framework (English)

The objective of the Second Phase of the Additional Financing for Rural Development Program Project for Solomon Islands is to increase access of rural households to high priority, small-scale economic and social infrastructure, agriculture and financial services. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4249 JUL 01, 2013

Kenya - Financial and Legal Sector Technical Assistance Project : restructuring (Vol. 2 of 2) : Data sheet (English)

The objective of the Financial and Legal Sector Technical Assistance Project for Kenya is to create a sound financial system and strengthened legal and judicial capacity that will ensure broad access to financial and related legal services. ... See More +

Project Paper 75744 FEB 28, 2013

Together we stand ? agglomeration in Indian manufacturing (English)

This paper uses plant-level data to examine the impact of industrial and trade policy reforms on the geographic concentration of manufacturing industries in India from 1980 to 1999. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6062 MAY 01, 2012

Fernandes, Ana M.; Sharma, Gunjan

Investment climate : global analysis of general trade and operational licensing (English)

This paper examines the general purpose licensing imposed by central or local authorities, and the need to eliminate unnecessary licensing regulations imposed on businesses. ... See More +

Working Paper 77098 MAR 01, 2012

Palianytsia, Andrii

Behavioral determinants of handwashing with soap among mothers and caretakers : emergent learning from Senegal and Peru (English)

The Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) has supported the Global Scaling up Handwashing Project in Peru, Senegal, Tanzania, and Vietnam. The project has tested whether innovative promotional approaches to behavior change can generate widespread and sustained improvements in household hygiene practices. ... See More +

UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program 66913 FEB 01, 2012

Estimation et interprétation des indicateurs de protection, d'incitation et d'efficacitééconomique de l'économie marocaine (French)

This study believes that it is generally agreed that the regulation of trade is based on a number of instruments, such as: customs taxation, that is to say, the duties and taxes of imports, which are commonly subject of legislation, called rate customs, hence the name of tariff measures or instruments; non-tariff measures which cover a range of intervention tools, such as production subsidies and inputs of production, import quotas, voluntary restrictions on imports, administrative authorizations (licenses, franchises ... etc..), pricing of domestic production and production inputs, taxes and interior duties, the bonus interest rate, or the establishment of environmental standards, health, manufacturing, quality and safety work affecting trade flows. ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study 70494 DEC 01, 2011

Marshallian externality, industrial upgrading, and industrial policies (English)

A growth model with multiple industries is developed to study how industries evolve as capital accumulates endogenously when each industry exhibits Marshallian externality (increasing returns to scale) and to explain why industrial policies sometimes succeed but sometimes fail. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5796 SEP 01, 2011

Lin, Justin Yifu; Ju, Jiandong; Wang, Yong

Learning versus stealing : how Important are market-share -- reallocations to India's productivity growth? (English)

Recent trade theory emphasizes the role of market-share reallocations across firms ("stealing") in driving productivity growth, while the older literature focused on average productivity improvements ("learning"). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5761 AUG 01, 2011

Martin, Leslie A.; Nataraj, Shanthi; Harrison, Ann E.

Comments on "new structural economics" by Justin Yifu Lin (English)

Ever since development economics became a field, there has been a search for the key to development. Physical capital accumulation, human capital, industrial development, institutional quality, social capital, and a variety of other factors have been the focus at one time or another. ... See More +

Journal Article 81423 JUL 12, 2011

Krueger, Anne

Total factor productivity across the developing world (English)

Total factor productivity (TFP) is a crucial measure of efficiency and thus an important indicator for policymakers. Using micro level data from manufacturing industries in 80 developing countries, this note analyzes TFP performance at the firm-level. ... See More +

Brief 68273 JAN 01, 2011

Seker, Murat; Saliola, Federica

Global Scaling Up Handwashing Project : improving measures of handwashing behavior (English)

Handwashing (HW) efficacy studies have taken the form of randomized controlled trials and the outcome(s) of interest have primarily been health related. ... See More +

Working Paper 56965 MAY 01, 2010

Ram, Pavani K.; Luby, Stephen P.; Krishna Halder, Amal; Islam, M. Sirajul; Granger, Stewart

Extractive Industries (EI) source book newsletter (English)

The extractive industries are a key component of many developing countries' economies. The mineral and hydrocarbon industries offer a real opportunity for such countries to achieve economic growth and fiscal expansion that will derive long-term social benefits and alleviate poverty. ... See More +

Newsletter 82799 DEC 01, 2009

Bangladesh - National Agricultural Technology Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 54641 JUL 01, 2009

Note to the Executive Directors on the status of the disclosure of the IDA country performance ratings (English)

On September 7, 2004, the World Bank Executive Directors approved the public disclosure of the numerical Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) scores and of the International Development Association (IDA) country performance ratings for the IDA eligible countries. ... See More +

Board Report 49107 JUN 22, 2009

Note to the Executive Directors on the status of the disclosure of the IDA country performance ratings (English)

On September 7, 2004, the World Bank Executive Directors approved the public disclosure of the numerical Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) scores and of the International Development Association (IDA) country performance ratings for the IDA eligible countries. ... See More +

Board Report 51914 JUN 16, 2009

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Friend or foe or family ? a tale of formal and informal plants in India (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6588 Policy Research Working Paper
Coagglomeration of formal and informal industry : evidence from India (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6622 Policy Research Working Paper
Solomon Islands - Second Phase of the Additional Financing for Rural Development Program Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 1 of 2) : Environment and social management framework (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 E4249 Environmental Assessment
Minutes of meeting of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA held on Thursday, June 27, 2013 (English)
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JUN 27, 2013 80148 Minutes
Kenya - Financial and Legal Sector Technical Assistance Project : restructuring (Vol. 2 of 2) : Data sheet (English)
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FEB 28, 2013 75744 Project Paper
Lao People's Democratic Republic - Technical Assistance for Capacity Building in the Hydropower and Mining Sectors Project : procurement plan for goods, works, and services (English)
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DEC 03, 2012 74225 Procurement Plan
Together we stand ? agglomeration in Indian manufacturing (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 WPS6062 Policy Research Working Paper
Investment climate : global analysis of general trade and operational licensing (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 77098 Working Paper
Behavioral determinants of handwashing with soap among mothers and caretakers : emergent learning from Senegal and Peru (English)
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FEB 01, 2012 66913 UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program
Estimation et interprétation des indicateurs de protection, d'incitation et d'efficacitééconomique de l'économie marocaine (French)
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DEC 01, 2011 70494 Other Financial Sector Study
Marshallian externality, industrial upgrading, and industrial policies (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 WPS5796 Policy Research Working Paper
Learning versus stealing : how Important are market-share -- reallocations to India's productivity growth? (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 WPS5761 Policy Research Working Paper
Comments on "new structural economics" by Justin Yifu Lin (English)
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JUL 12, 2011 81423 Journal Article
Total factor productivity across the developing world (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 68273 Brief
Global Scaling Up Handwashing Project : improving measures of handwashing behavior (English)
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MAY 01, 2010 56965 Working Paper
Extractive Industries (EI) source book newsletter (English)
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DEC 01, 2009 82799 Newsletter
Bangladesh - National Agricultural Technology Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUL 01, 2009 54641 Procurement Plan
Bangladesh - National Agricultural Technology Project : procurement plan (Vol. 2 of 4) : Procurement plan for Project Coordination Unit (PCU) (English)
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JUL 01, 2009 55143 Procurement Plan
Note to the Executive Directors on the status of the disclosure of the IDA country performance ratings (English)
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JUN 22, 2009 49107 Board Report
Note to the Executive Directors on the status of the disclosure of the IDA country performance ratings (English)
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JUN 16, 2009 51914 Board Report