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The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia : results from a high frequency cell phone survey (English)

As of February 18, 2015 Liberia has reported over 9,000 cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), and 3,900 deaths. Since the previous round of data collection, in December 2014, Liberia continues to show progress toward getting to zero cases, and in the 21 days leading up to January 28, there were only 20 confirmed cases nationally, down from 92 in the 21 days ending on December 31, 2014, and a high of 546 in late August and early September. ... See More +

Working Paper 94518 FEB 24, 2015

Himelein, Kristen; Kastelic, Jonathan

Africa - First Phase of the West Africa Regional Fisheries Program Project (English)

The development objective of the First Phase of the West Africa Regional Fisheries Program (WARFP) Project for Africa is to strengthen governance and management of targeted fisheries and improve handling of landed catch at selected sites. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD261 FEB 23, 2015

Safety nets in Africa : effective mechanisms to reach the poor and most vulnerable (English)

The need for safety nets in Sub-Saharan Africa is vast. In addition to being the world?s poorest region, Sub-Saharan Africa is also one of the most unequal. ... See More +

Publication 94117 JAN 26, 2015

del Ninno, Carlo [editor]; Mills, Bradford [editor]

The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia : results from a high frequency cell phone survey round three (English)

The economic impact of Ebola survey is a high frequency cell phone survey designed to monitor the socio-economic impacts of the ongoing Ebola crisis in Liberia. ... See More +

Working Paper 94509 JAN 12, 2015

Himelein,Kristen; Kastelic,Jonathan G.

Papua New Guinea Additional Financing for the Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (English)

The majority of Papua New Guinea's population lives in rural areas, largely dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods. Coffee and cocoa are the main cash crops, with half of the country's total workforce involved in their production, processing, and sale. ... See More +

Brief 93513 JAN 01, 2015

Nouve, Kofi

Community Resilience to Climate and Disaster Risk in Solomon Islands Project (CRISP) (English)

Solomon Islands is at high risk to natural hazards. Located in the Pacific Ring of Fire and within the cyclone belt, it is one of the 20 countries in the world most vulnerable to economic risk exposure caused by geological, hydrological and climatic hazards. ... See More +

Brief 93515 JAN 01, 2015

Jordy, Denis Jean-Jacques

Food and nutrition security in tribal and backwards areas in India (English)

Malnutrition is one of India's most serious and persistent problems. While nutrition outcomes across India are poor, they are typically worse in tribal and backward areas. ... See More +

Brief 93528 JAN 01, 2015

Indonesia - Nutrition at a glance (English)

Malnutrition is responsible for nearly half (45 percent) of all deaths in children under five. Children who are undernourished between conception and age two are at high risk for impaired cognitive development, which adversely affects the country’s productivity and growth. ... See More +

Brief 93680 JAN 01, 2015

Competition in Kenyan markets and its impact on income and poverty : a case study on sugar and maize (English)

This paper investigates the link between competitive, well-functioning food markets and consumer welfare. The paper explores two key food markets in Kenya -- sugar and maize -- and argues that a variety of factors conspire to distort market prices upward. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7179 JAN 01, 2015

Argent, Jonathan; Begazo, Tania

Same question but different answer : experimental evidence on questionnaire designs impact on poverty measured by proxies (English)

Does the same question asked of the same population yield the same answer in face-to-face interviews when other parts of the questionnaire are altered? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7182 JAN 01, 2015

Kilic, Talip; Sohnesen, Thomas

South Asia Food & Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI) 2013-2014 annual report and work program (English)

The South Asia Food & Nutrition Security Initiative was established in 2010 to address the South Asian Enigma - how chronic malnutrition remains intractable despite high economic growth - by fostering the crosscutting actions that will lead to measurable improvements in food and nutrition security. ... See More +

Working Paper 93069 DEC 01, 2014

Ghana - Forest Investment Program : Enhancing Natural Forest and Agro-forest Landscapes Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Pest management plan (English)

The development objective of the Forest Investment Program : Enhancing Natural Forest and Agro-forest Landscapes Project for Ghana is to improve forest and tree management practices by cocoa farmers, community resource management area (CREMA) communities, and forest reserve managers to reduce forest loss and degradation in selected landscape corridors in Ghana's high forest zone. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4689 NOV 27, 2014

The economic impact of the 2014 Ebola epidemic : short- and medium-term estimates for West Africa (English)

Beyond the terrible toll in human lives and suffering, the Ebola epidemic currently afflicting West Africa is already having a measurable economic impact in terms of forgone output, higher fiscal deficits, rising prices, lower real household incomes, and greater poverty. ... See More +

Publication 92995 NOV 26, 2014

World Bank

DECPG daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in Europe and Central Asia; Latin America and Caribbean; and Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Newsletter 93233 NOV 19, 2014

Chen, Derek; Kida, Mizuho; Kim, Eung Ju

The socio economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia : results from a high frequency cell phone survey (English)

As of early November, 2014, Liberia has had nearly 7,000 cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and more than 2,500 deaths. Many of the cases have occurred in the poorest and most densely populated areas of the capital city, Monrovia, but all counties have now been affected by EVD. ... See More +

Working Paper 94507 NOV 19, 2014

The impact of household food consumption data collection methods on poverty and inequality measures in Niger (English)

This paper assesses the impact of three methodologies of food data collection on the welfare distribution, and poverty and inequality measures in Niger. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7090 NOV 01, 2014

Backiny-Yetna, Prospere; Steele, Diane; Djima, Ismael Yacoubou

Importing high food prices by exporting : rice prices in Lao PDR (English)

This paper shows how a developing country, Lao PDR, imports high glutinous rice prices by exporting its staple food to neighboring countries, Vietnam and Thailand. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7119 NOV 01, 2014

Durevall, Dick; van der Weide, Roy

Bangladesh - National Agricultural Technology Program - Phase 2 : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Pest management plan (English)

The second phase of the National Agricultural Technology Program (NATP-2) for Bangladesh will increase the agricultural productivity of smallholder farms and improve smallholders' access to markets in selected districts. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4706 NOV 01, 2014

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The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia : results from a high frequency cell phone survey (English)
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FEB 24, 2015 94518 Working Paper
Africa - First Phase of the West Africa Regional Fisheries Program Project (English)
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FEB 23, 2015 PAD261 Project Appraisal Document
Safety nets in Africa : effective mechanisms to reach the poor and most vulnerable (English)
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JAN 26, 2015 94117 Publication
The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia : results from a high frequency cell phone survey round three (English)
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JAN 12, 2015 94509 Working Paper
Papua New Guinea Additional Financing for the Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93513 Brief
Community Resilience to Climate and Disaster Risk in Solomon Islands Project (CRISP) (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93515 Brief
Food and nutrition security in tribal and backwards areas in India (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93528 Brief
Indonesia - Nutrition at a glance (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93680 Brief
Competition in Kenyan markets and its impact on income and poverty : a case study on sugar and maize (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7179 Policy Research Working Paper
Same question but different answer : experimental evidence on questionnaire designs impact on poverty measured by proxies (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7182 Policy Research Working Paper
Togo - Agricultural Sector Support Project : supervision mission - November 24 to December 3, 2014 : Togolaise - Projet d'Appui au Secteur Agricole : mission de supervision - 24 Novembre au 3 Decembre 2014 (French)
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DEC 03, 2014 94517 Aide Memoire
South Asia Food & Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI) 2013-2014 annual report and work program (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 93069 Working Paper
Mauritania - West Africa Regional Fisheries Program APL C1 Project : resettlement plan : Plan daction de reinstallation (PAR) du prao (French)
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DEC 01, 2014 RP1715 Resettlement Plan
Ghana - Forest Investment Program : Enhancing Natural Forest and Agro-forest Landscapes Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Pest management plan (English)
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NOV 27, 2014 E4689 Environmental Assessment
The economic impact of the 2014 Ebola epidemic : short- and medium-term estimates for West Africa (English)
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NOV 26, 2014 92995 Publication
DECPG daily economic news (English)
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NOV 19, 2014 93233 Newsletter
The socio economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia : results from a high frequency cell phone survey (English)
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NOV 19, 2014 94507 Working Paper
The impact of household food consumption data collection methods on poverty and inequality measures in Niger (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7090 Policy Research Working Paper
Importing high food prices by exporting : rice prices in Lao PDR (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7119 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh - National Agricultural Technology Program - Phase 2 : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Pest management plan (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 E4706 Environmental Assessment