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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

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 Ghanaapos;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

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

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

Mozambique - Second Agriculture Development Policy Operation Program Project (English)

Program Information Document 92700 OCT 29, 2014

Vietnam - Cao Bang Livestock Competitiveness and Food Saftey Project : procurement plan (English,Vietnamese)

Procurement Plan 92978 OCT 28, 2014

Statement by Kanayo Nwanze at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Kanayo Nwanze, at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. In May 2013, the report of the high-level panel of eminent persons on the post-2015 Development Agenda (HLP) acknowledged that poverty is often characterized by exclusion both from decisions and from full participation in civil, social and cultural life. ... See More +

Board Report 91399 OCT 11, 2014

Nwanze, Kanayo

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

The 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa has taken a devastating human toll. Although the outbreak originated in rural Guinea, it has hit hardest in Liberia and Sierra Leone, in part because it has reached urban areas in these two countries, a factor that distinguishes this outbreak from previous episodes elsewhere. ... See More +

Working Paper 91219 OCT 07, 2014

Radio frequency (un)identification : results from a proof-of-concept trial of the use of RFID technology to measure microenterprise turnover in Sri Lanka (English)

Accurate measurement of stock levels, turnover, and profitability in microenterprises in developing countries is difficult because the majority of these firms do not keep detailed records. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7064 OCT 01, 2014

de Mel, Suresh; Herath, Dammika; McKenzie, David; Pathak, Yuvraj

Diet quality, child health, and food policies in developing countries (English)

Although the importance of diet quality for improving child health is widely recognized, the roles of environmental factors and the absorption of nutrients for childrenapos;s physical growth and morbidity have not been adequately integrated into a policy framework. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7072 OCT 01, 2014

Bhargava, Alok

Agricultural policies and trade paths in Turkey (English)

In 1959, shortly after the European Economic Community was founded under the 1957 Treaty of Rome, Turkey applied for Associate Membership in the then six-member common market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7059 OCT 01, 2014

Larson, Donald F.; Martin, Will; Sahin, Sebnem; Tsigas, Marino

SAFANSI : The South Asia food and nutrition security initiative (English)

According to Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), about 23 percent of the global population that is routinely hungry - 336 million people are in South Asia. ... See More +

Brief 93524 OCT 01, 2014

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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
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
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
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
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
Mozambique - Second Agriculture Development Policy Operation Program Project (English)
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OCT 29, 2014 92700 Program Information Document
Vietnam - Cao Bang Livestock Competitiveness and Food Saftey Project : procurement plan (English,Vietnamese)
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OCT 28, 2014 92978 Procurement Plan
Statement by Kanayo Nwanze at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91399 Board Report
The economic impact of the 2014 Ebola epidemic : short and medium term estimates for West Africa (English)
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OCT 07, 2014 91219 Working Paper
Radio frequency (un)identification : results from a proof-of-concept trial of the use of RFID technology to measure microenterprise turnover in Sri Lanka (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7064 Policy Research Working Paper
Diet quality, child health, and food policies in developing countries (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7072 Policy Research Working Paper
Agricultural policies and trade paths in Turkey (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7059 Policy Research Working Paper
SAFANSI : The South Asia food and nutrition security initiative (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 93524 Brief