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Early warning, early action : the use of predictive tools in drought response through Ethiopia's productive safety net programme (English)

This paper investigates the use of early warning tools as part of Ethiopia's Disaster Risk Management framework. Analyzing, in particular, the Livelihoods, Early Assessment and Protection tool, Livelihood Integrated Assessment and Hotspots Assessments, the paper delineates the scope and objectives of existing early warning tools, their commonalities and limitations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7716 JUN 21, 2016

Drechsler,Mareile Beate Stephanie; Soer,Wolter Disclosed

On the central role of small farms in African rural development strategies (English)

Improving the productivity of smallholder farms in Sub-Saharan Africa offers the best chance to reduce poverty among this generation of rural poor, by building on the limited resources farming households already possess. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7710 JUN 20, 2016

Larson,Donald F.; Muraoka,Rie; Otsuka,Keijiro Disclosed

Learning from the mexican experience with taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages and energy-dense foods of low nutritional value : poverty and social impact analysis (English)

Faced with a large and increasing obesity epidemic, the Mexican Government in the last years has increased efforts to prevent and control it. In October 2013, Mexico’s Congress passed legislation imposing taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and calorie-dense foods of low nutritional value. ... See More +

Working Paper 106595 JUN 01, 2016

Bonilla-Chacin,Maria Eugenia; Iglesias,Roberto Magno; Suaya,Agustina Sara; Trezza,Claudia; Macías,Claudia Disclosed

Strategic note : cash transfers in humanitarian contexts (English)

Upon request of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Principals at their meeting on December 11, 2015, the World Bank agreed to coordinate a process of reviewing key issues and options for significantly scaling up the use of multipurpose cash transfers (MPCTs; including digital cash and vouchers) in the humanitarian space. ... See More +

Working Paper 106449 JUN 01, 2016

Disclosed

Rice sector development and poverty reduction in the greater Mekong subregion : leveraging the rice value chain for poverty reduction in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar (English)

Rice is an important agricultural product and food staple in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), especially for its three low-income members – Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar. ... See More +

Working Paper 105285 MAY 25, 2016

Zorya,Sergiy; Rozemuller,Hendericus Bastiaan; Dawe, David; Kung,Munichan; Manythong,Chanhsom Disclosed

Timor-Leste - Oecusse economic and trade potential (Vol. 2) : Detailed analysis and background documents (English)

This report responds to a request from the Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL) and Dr. Mari Alkatiri. The request was for World Bank assistance to collaborate on a range of studies relating to opportunities in the special economic zone, including community development, trade and competitiveness, and regional integration. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS18457 MAY 01, 2016

Beck,Hans Anand Disclosed

Poverty rates have declined but vulnerability remains high (English)

According to World Bank estimates from household surveys, the share of people in Africa living on less than $1.90 a day fell from 56 percent in 1990 to 43 percent in 2012. ... See More +

Brief 105630 MAY 01, 2016

Beegle,Kathleen G.; Christiaensen,Luc; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Gaddis,Isis Disclosed

Vietnam - Agricultural modernization transforming Vietnamese agriculture : gaining more for less (English)

Over the past quarter century, Vietnam’s agricultural sector has made enormous progress. Vietnam’s performance in terms of agricultural yields, output, and exports, however, has been more impressive than its gains in efficiency, farmer welfare, and product quality. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS15856 APR 29, 2016

Ledesma,Bernardita Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic - Strengthening the Chamber of Accounts of the Kyrgyz Republic Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 105011 APR 21, 2016

Disclosed

Decomposing response errors in food consumption measurement : implications for survey design from a survey experiment in Tanzania (English)

There is wide variation in how consumption is measured in household surveys both across countries and over time. This variation may confound welfare comparisons in part because these alternative survey designs produce consumption estimates that are differentially influenced by contrasting types of survey response error. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7646 APR 19, 2016

Friedman,Jed; Beegle,Kathleen G.; De Weerdt,Joachim; Gibson,John Disclosed

Is living in African cities expensive ? (English)

Although several studies have examined why overall price levels are higher in richer countries, little is known about whether there is a similar relationship at the urban and city level across countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7641 APR 14, 2016

Nakamura,Shohei; Harati,Rawaa; Lall,Somik V.; Dikhanov,Yuri M.; Hamadeh,Nada; Vigil Oliver,William; Rissanen,Marko Olavi; Yamanaka,Mizuki Disclosed

Cambodia - Economic update : improving macroeconomic and financial resilience (Khmer)

While remaining robust, growth in 2015 eased slightly to 7.0 percent, slightly below the 7.1 percent achieved in 2014. The performance of the garment sector improved in 2015, while signs of economic moderation and weakness persisted in the tourism and agriculture sectors, respectively. ... See More +

Working Paper 104756 APR 11, 2016

Ly,Sodeth English Disclosed

Chad - Shaping adaptive safety nets to address vulnerability (English)

Other Social Protection Study 103560 APR 05, 2016

Disclosed

Future of food : shaping the global food system to deliver improved nutrition and health (English)

Despite significant progress the world continues to bear a triple burden of malnutrition. These three burdens are related, but distinctly different, problems: energy deficiencies (hunger), micronutrient deficiencies (hidden hunger), 3 and excessive net energy intake and unhealthy diets overweight/obesity). ... See More +

Working Paper 104757 APR 01, 2016

Townsend,Robert; Jaffee,Steven M.; Hoberg,Yurie Tanimichi; Htenas,Aira Maria; Shekar,Meera; Hyder,Ziauddin; Gautam,Madhur; Kray,Holger A.; Ronchi,Loraine; Hussain,Sarwat; Elder,Leslie K.; Moses,Eugene Disclosed

Vietnam - Managing Natural Hazards Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 105651 APR 01, 2016

Disclosed

Guinea-Bissau - Second Emergency Food Security Support Project (English)

Ratings for the Second Emergency Food Security Support Project for Guinea-Bissau were as follows: outcomes were moderately unsatisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3774 MAR 28, 2016

Disclosed

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

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

Newsletter 104308 MAR 15, 2016

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

Competitiveness of the Kyrgyz economy in the wake of accession to the Eurasian Customs Union : selected issues and opportunities (English)

This report explores the sectors that will be instrumental for positive CU impact and competitiveness in the medium term. The initial chapter analyzes the gaps and opportunities the Kyrgyz NQI presents for capturing benefits of access to the enlarged common market across sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper 104735 MAR 01, 2016

Choi,Jieun; Saez,Juan Sebastian; Portugal Perez,Luis Alberto; Myburgh,Andrew Christopher; Van Der Marel,Erik Leendert; Molinuevo,Martin; Costantino,Lorenzo; Tynaev,Nurlanbek; Osavolyuk,Serhiy; Pasheva,Vanya Russian Disclosed

What explains agricultural price movements ? (English)

After 2005, commodity prices experienced their longest and broadest boom since World War II. Agricultural prices have now come down considerably since their 2011 peak, but are still 40 percent higher in real terms than their 2000 lows. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7589 MAR 01, 2016

Baffes,John; Haniotis,Tassos Disclosed

Integrating nutrition in rural livelihoods and value chains and the role of producer companies (English)

The state of Madhya Pradesh lags behind the country in key health and nutrition indicators. While the India average for percentage of underweight children is 47, in Madhya Pradesh it is 60 percent. ... See More +

Brief 106469 MAR 01, 2016

Disclosed

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Early warning, early action : the use of predictive tools in drought response through Ethiopia's productive safety net programme (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7716 Policy Research Working Paper
On the central role of small farms in African rural development strategies (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7710 Policy Research Working Paper
Learning from the mexican experience with taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages and energy-dense foods of low nutritional value : poverty and social impact analysis (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 106595 Working Paper
Strategic note : cash transfers in humanitarian contexts (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 106449 Working Paper
Rice sector development and poverty reduction in the greater Mekong subregion : leveraging the rice value chain for poverty reduction in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar (English)
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MAY 25, 2016 105285 Working Paper
Timor-Leste - Oecusse economic and trade potential (Vol. 2) : Detailed analysis and background documents (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 ACS18457 Working Paper
Poverty rates have declined but vulnerability remains high (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105630 Brief
Vietnam - Agricultural modernization transforming Vietnamese agriculture : gaining more for less (English)
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APR 29, 2016 AUS15856 Working Paper
Kyrgyz Republic - Strengthening the Chamber of Accounts of the Kyrgyz Republic Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 21, 2016 105011 Procurement Plan
Decomposing response errors in food consumption measurement : implications for survey design from a survey experiment in Tanzania (English)
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APR 19, 2016 WPS7646 Policy Research Working Paper
Is living in African cities expensive ? (English)
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APR 14, 2016 WPS7641 Policy Research Working Paper
Cambodia - Economic update : improving macroeconomic and financial resilience (Khmer)
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APR 11, 2016 104756 Working Paper English
Chad - Shaping adaptive safety nets to address vulnerability (English)
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APR 05, 2016 103560 Other Social Protection Study
Future of food : shaping the global food system to deliver improved nutrition and health (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104757 Working Paper
Vietnam - Managing Natural Hazards Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 01, 2016 105651 Procurement Plan
Guinea-Bissau - Second Emergency Food Security Support Project (English)
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MAR 28, 2016 ICR3774 Implementation Completion and Results Report
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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MAR 15, 2016 104308 Newsletter
Competitiveness of the Kyrgyz economy in the wake of accession to the Eurasian Customs Union : selected issues and opportunities (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104735 Working Paper Russian
What explains agricultural price movements ? (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 WPS7589 Policy Research Working Paper
Integrating nutrition in rural livelihoods and value chains and the role of producer companies (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 106469 Brief