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Agricultural technology choice and transport (English)

This paper addresses an old and recurring theme in development economics: the slow adoption of new technologies by farmers in many developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7272 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel

When winners feel like losers : evidence from an energy subsidy reform (English)

In 2011 the Government of El Salvador implemented a reform to the gas subsidy that increased the welfare of households in all but the top two deciles of the income distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7265 MAY 15, 2015

Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar; Cunha,Barbara; Trezzi,Riccardo

Was Weber right ? the effects of pay for ability and pay for performance on pro-social motivation, ability and effort in the public sector (English)

This paper examines the effects of pecuniary compensation on the ability and motivation of individuals in organizations with non-pecuniary or pro-social missions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7261 MAY 11, 2015

Banuri,Sheheryar; Keefer,Philip E.

Mobile applications for agriculture and rural development (English)

The dynamic growth of mobile communications technology is creating opportunities for economic growth, social empowerment, and grassroots innovation in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 96226 MAY 01, 2015

ICT for jobs in the Pacific Island countries (English)

The Pacific region is in the midst of an information and communications technology (ICT) revolution in which small island countries are increasingly connected to the global economy. ... See More +

Working Paper 96218 MAY 01, 2015

Beschorner,Natasha; Kuek,Siou Chew; Narimatsu,Junko

Integrated logistic centers : experience from North America and options for China (English)

China’s shift toward accelerated economic growth in central and western provinces and increasing levels of personal income and consumption are all consistent with the need for rail-enabled Integrated Logistics Centers (ILCs). ... See More +

Brief 95752 APR 01, 2015

Blancas, Luis C.; Ollivier, Gerald; Bullock, Richard Chinese

Uganda - Regional Communication Infrastructure Program Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Vulnerable and marginalised groups framework (English)

The development objectives of the Regional Communication Infrastructure Program Project (RCIP) for Uganda are to: (i) lower prices for international capacity and extend the geographic reach of broadband networks (the connectivity development objective); and (ii) improve the Government’s efficiency and transparency in delivery of services to its citizens through e-Government applications (the transparency development objective). ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4800 APR 01, 2015

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Real Estate Registration Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 95425 APR 01, 2015

Croatia - Sustainable Croatian Railways in Europe Project : environmental assessment : Okvir za upravljanje okolisem (Croatian)

The development objective of the Sustainable Croatian Railways in Europe Project for Croatia is to improve service and financial sustainability of the public rail sector. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4769 MAR 05, 2015

English

China - Yunnan Highway Asset Management Project (English)

The project development objective for the Yunnan Highway Asset Management Project for China is to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of highway asset management in Yunnan. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD988 MAR 04, 2015

Elephant crime intelligence system assessment (English)

This assessment concludes that individual nations as well as regional and transnational organizations now have severely limited to nonexistent capacities to effectively respond to growing threat levels. ... See More +

Other Environmental Study 94471 MAR 01, 2015

Fahlman,Robert C; Magrath,William B.

Making identification systems work for the bottom 40 percent (English)

Over 150 countries maintain mandatory civil registration systems. The number and variety of registration and identification systems has increased with the rise of the Internet (World Bank 2015). ... See More +

Brief 94704 MAR 01, 2015

Brewer,Megan Frances; Menzies,Nicholas; Schott,Jared Matthew

Enabling customer empowerment : choice, use, and voice (English)

The use of digital channels is changing the way financial services can be delivered to poor people. Growing mobile phone usage and the development of agent networks enable customer access too timely, low-cost digital financial services (DFS) (World Bank 2014). ... See More +

Brief 96285 MAR 01, 2015

Koning,Antonique M.; Cohen,Monique

Public transport service optimization and system integration (Chinese)

Public transport has the most customer appeal and is most efficient when it is planned and operated as a seamless, integrated system. This is particularly important in urban environments in fast growing economies such as China and India, where public transport must increasingly compete with private vehicles which offer door-to-door, one seat travel irrespective of time of day or day of the week. ... See More +

Brief 95322 MAR 01, 2015

Zimmerman, Samuel; Fang, Ke English

Public transport service optimization and system integration (English)

Public transport has the most customer appeal and is most efficient when it is planned and operated as a seamless, integrated system. This is particularly important in urban environments in fast growing economies such as China and India, where public transport must increasingly compete with private vehicles which offer door-to-door, one seat travel irrespective of time of day or day of the week. ... See More +

Brief 95322 MAR 01, 2015

Zimmerman, Samuel; Fang, Ke Chinese

WING mobile payments : a product design case study (English)

Economists have long known that financial services have benefits for users by allowing them to smooth consumption, save for bulky purchases, etc. ... See More +

Working Paper 94796 MAR 01, 2015

Datta, Saugato; Tantia, Piyush; Comings, Tyler

Effects of the internet on participation : study of a public policy referendum in Brazil (English)

Does online voting mobilize citizens who otherwise would not participate? During the annual participatory budgeting vote in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil -- the worlds largest -- Internet voters were asked whether they would have participated had there not been an online voting option (i-voting). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7204 FEB 26, 2015

Spada,Paolo; Mellon,Jonathan; Peixoto,Tiago Carneiro; Sjoberg,Fredrik Matias

Report on self-evaluation systems (ROSES 2016) (English)

Self-evaluation systems are mechanisms for learning and mid-course correction that can help the WBG deliver its strategic goals and become a Solutions Bank that is focused on addressing complex development problems. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 95189 FEB 24, 2015

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Agricultural technology choice and transport (English)
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MAY 18, 2015 WPS7272 Policy Research Working Paper
When winners feel like losers : evidence from an energy subsidy reform (English)
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MAY 15, 2015 WPS7265 Policy Research Working Paper
Was Weber right ? the effects of pay for ability and pay for performance on pro-social motivation, ability and effort in the public sector (English)
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MAY 11, 2015 WPS7261 Policy Research Working Paper
Mobile applications for agriculture and rural development (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96226 Working Paper
ICT for jobs in the Pacific Island countries (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96218 Working Paper
Vietnam - Fostering Innovation through Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) Project : procurement plan for Nasati (English)
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APR 29, 2015 96158 Procurement Plan
Integrated logistic centers : experience from North America and options for China (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95752 Brief Chinese
Uganda - Regional Communication Infrastructure Program Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Vulnerable and marginalised groups framework (English)
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APR 01, 2015 E4800 Environmental Assessment
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Real Estate Registration Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95425 Procurement Plan
Armenia - Community Agricultural Resource Management and Competitiveness Project : implementation support mission - March 9-20, 2015 (English)
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MAR 20, 2015 96259 Aide Memoire
Croatia - Sustainable Croatian Railways in Europe Project : environmental assessment : Okvir za upravljanje okolisem (Croatian)
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MAR 05, 2015 E4769 Environmental Assessment English
China - Yunnan Highway Asset Management Project (English)
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MAR 04, 2015 PAD988 Project Appraisal Document
Elephant crime intelligence system assessment (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94471 Other Environmental Study
Making identification systems work for the bottom 40 percent (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94704 Brief
Enabling customer empowerment : choice, use, and voice (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 96285 Brief
Public transport service optimization and system integration (Chinese)
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MAR 01, 2015 95322 Brief English
Public transport service optimization and system integration (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95322 Brief Chinese
WING mobile payments : a product design case study (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94796 Working Paper
Effects of the internet on participation : study of a public policy referendum in Brazil (English)
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FEB 26, 2015 WPS7204 Policy Research Working Paper
Report on self-evaluation systems (ROSES 2016) (English)
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FEB 24, 2015 95189 IEG Approach Paper