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Use of catastrophe risk models in assessing sovereign food security for risk transfer (English)

This paper discusses how catastrophe crop risk models can be used to assess food security needs at the sovereign level for the purpose of risk transfer. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7360 JUL 02, 2015

SharmamMohan; Hohl,Roman

What drives local food prices ? evidence from the Tanzanian maize market (English)

This study quantifies the relationship between Tanzanian and external maize markets while also accounting for domestic influences. It concludes that external influences on domestic prices originate from regional, rather than global, markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7338 JUN 26, 2015

Baffes,John; Kshirsagar,Varun; Mitchell,Donald

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

As of June 7, 2015, Sierra Leone had reported more than 12,900 cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), and over 3,900 deaths since the outbreak began. ... See More +

Working Paper 97392 JUN 15, 2015

Himelein,Kristen; Testaverde,Mauro; Turay, Abubakarr; Turay, Samuel

Policies, prices, and poverty : the sugar, vegetable oil, and flour industries in Senegal (English)

Like many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Senegal has struggled to develop its industrial sector in the face of import competition. For basic food products, there is an implicit trade-off between the objectives of maintaining employment and lowering the cost of living, both of which figure prominently in current government policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7286 JUN 02, 2015

Mbaye,Ahmadou Aly; Golub ,Stephen S.; English,E. Philip

Agriculture production and transport infrastructure in east Africa : an application of spatial autoregression (English)

Africa is estimated to have great potential for agricultural production, but there are a number of constraints inhibiting the development of that potential. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7281 JUN 01, 2015

Iimi,Atsushi; You,Liangzhi; Wood-Sichra,Ulrike; Humphrey,Richard Martin

Tanzania - Agricultural sector risk assessment (English)

This study aims to achieve a better understanding of the agricultural risk and risk management situation in Tanzania with a view to identifying key solutions to reduce current gross domestic product (GDP) growth volatility. ... See More +

Other Agricultural Study 94883 JUN 01, 2015

China - Shijiazhuang-Zhengzhou Railway Project : procurement plan (English,Chinese)

Procurement Plan 96708 MAY 26, 2015

You are what (and where) you eat : capturing food away from home in welfare measures (English)

Consumption of food away from home is rapidly growing across the developing world. Surprisingly, the majority of household surveys around the world haven not kept up with its pace and still collect limited information on it. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7257 MAY 05, 2015

Farfan,Gabriela; Genoni,Maria Eugenia; Vakis,Renos

Building climate and disaster resilience in communities along Dili-Ainaro and linked road corridors project : synthesis report (English)

Timor-Leste is vulnerable to natural hazards including floods, strong winds, landslides, earthquakes, and tsunamis. These hazards are common causing significant damages to the country. ... See More +

Working Paper 97119 MAY 01, 2015

Ballal,Sonali

Moldova - Food security assessment : analysis of the current situation and next steps (English)

This report provides an analysis of food security in Moldova. It attempts to outline the specific characteristics of food insecurity found in Moldova and to identify its underlying causes. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS13175 APR 24, 2015

Schuman,Irina; Pricop,Felicia; Miller,Darryl; Bucik,Marko; Tanasache,Oana-Adelina; Ciobu,Stela; Ursu,Tamara; Copeland,Valencia M.

Are we confusing poverty with preferences ? (English)

Modifying the national poverty line to the context of observed consumption patterns of the poor is becoming popular. A context-specific poverty line would be more consistent with preferences. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7247 APR 23, 2015

van den Boom,Bart; Halsema,Alex; Molini,Vasco

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

Since Liberia’s Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic began in March 2014, nearly 10,000 persons have contracted the virus and more than 4,000 have died. ... See More +

Working Paper 96196 APR 13, 2015

Himelein,Kristen; Kastelic,Jonathan G.

Gambia - Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project : additional financing (English)

This additional financing (AF) for the Maternal and Child Nutrition and help finance the costs associated with new activities included as part of project restructuring in response to a looming food and nutrition security crisis resulting from poor and erratic rainfall in 2014, reallocation and additional support for Ebola response activities, and the expansion of original project activities to enhance the impact of the existing project. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1329 APR 03, 2015

Achieving results through partnerships (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 APR 01, 2015

Ending poverty and hunger by 2030 : an agenda for the global food system (English)

This report was prepared for the “Future of Food” event held in Washington, DC, April 16, 2015. To permanently end poverty and hunger by 2030, the world needs a food system that can feed every person, every day, everywhere; that can raise real incomes of the poorest people; that can provide safe food and adequate nutrition; and that can better steward the worlds natural resources. ... See More +

Working Paper 95768 APR 01, 2015

Townsend,Robert

The quest for subsidy reforms in Libya (English)

Shortly before the 2011 Libyan revolution, consumers subsidies were rapidly increased by the regime in an effort to reduce social discontent. In the aftermath of the revolution, these subsidies became important for peoples subsistence, but also a very heavy burden for the state budget. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7225 MAR 30, 2015

Araar,Abdelkrim; Choueiri,Nada; Verme,Paolo

Nepal - Social Safety Nets Project (English)

Ratings for the Social Safety Nets Project for Nepal were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was substantial, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3263 MAR 27, 2015

Disaster Risk Financing in Panama : protecting people, economy and international markets (English)

In 2005, Panama became the first country to develop a National Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. This was a result of Panamas financial system and economic assets being increasingly at risk to natural hazards like extreme weather events and seismic activity. ... See More +

Brief 94762 MAR 01, 2015

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

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Use of catastrophe risk models in assessing sovereign food security for risk transfer (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7360 Policy Research Working Paper
What drives local food prices ? evidence from the Tanzanian maize market (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 WPS7338 Policy Research Working Paper
The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Sierra Leone : results from a high frequency cell phone survey (round three) (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 97392 Working Paper
Policies, prices, and poverty : the sugar, vegetable oil, and flour industries in Senegal (English)
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JUN 02, 2015 WPS7286 Policy Research Working Paper
Agriculture production and transport infrastructure in east Africa : an application of spatial autoregression (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 WPS7281 Policy Research Working Paper
Tanzania - Agricultural sector risk assessment (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 94883 Other Agricultural Study
China - Shijiazhuang-Zhengzhou Railway Project : procurement plan (English,Chinese)
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MAY 26, 2015 96708 Procurement Plan
You are what (and where) you eat : capturing food away from home in welfare measures (English)
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MAY 05, 2015 WPS7257 Policy Research Working Paper
Building climate and disaster resilience in communities along Dili-Ainaro and linked road corridors project : synthesis report (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 97119 Working Paper
Moldova - Food security assessment : analysis of the current situation and next steps (English)
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APR 24, 2015 ACS13175 Working Paper
Are we confusing poverty with preferences ? (English)
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APR 23, 2015 WPS7247 Policy Research Working Paper
The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia : results from a high frequency cell phone survey round five (English)
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APR 13, 2015 96196 Working Paper
Gambia - Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project : additional financing (English)
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APR 03, 2015 PAD1329 Project Paper
Achieving results through partnerships (English)
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APR 01, 2015 93524 Brief
Ending poverty and hunger by 2030 : an agenda for the global food system (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95768 Working Paper
The quest for subsidy reforms in Libya (English)
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MAR 30, 2015 WPS7225 Policy Research Working Paper
Nepal - Social Safety Nets Project (English)
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MAR 27, 2015 ICR3263 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Disaster Risk Financing in Panama : protecting people, economy and international markets (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94762 Brief
Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Project : procurement plan : Ke hoach dau thau (English,Vietnamese)
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MAR 01, 2015 95303 Procurement Plan
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