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Creative natives in the digital age : how digital technology has revolutionized creative work (English)

Digital technologies have permeated modern life, and their impact on creative work has been revolutionary. This revolution, as widely noted, has disrupted the making, distribution, and consumption of creative output. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7683 MAY 24, 2016

Kabanda,Patrick Disclosed

Bangladesh - Weather and Climate Services Regional Project (English)

The development objective of the Weather and Climate Services Regional Project for Bangladesh is to strengthen Bangladesh’s capacity to deliver reliable weather, water, and climate information services and improve access to such services by priority sectors and communities. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1414 MAY 13, 2016

Disclosed

Will digital technologies transform agriculture in developing countries ? (English)

Mobile phones and the internet have significantly affected practically all sectors of the economy, and agriculture is no exception. Building on a recent World Bank flagship report, this paper introduces a concise framework for describing the main benefits from new information and communications technologies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7669 MAY 11, 2016

Deichmann,Uwe; Goyal,Aparajita; Mishra,Deepak K. Disclosed

Pakistan - Second Phase of the Punjab Barrages Improvement Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Second Phase of the Punjab Barrages Improvement Project for Pakistan is to assist the Government of Punjab (GoPunjab) in: (i) rehabilitating and modernizing Jinnah Barrage and carrying out affiliated works to enable reliable and uninterrupted supply of water for over 2.1 million acres of farmland benefitting about 600,000 farm families for irrigation and domestic water users; and (ii) build the capacity of the Punjab Irrigation Department (PID) for improved water resources and irrigation system management. ... See More +

Project Paper RES22827 APR 28, 2016

Syed,Tahira Disclosed

Greenhouse gas data management : building systems for corporate and facility-level reporting (English)

The guidance provided in this document is not intended to be applied identically in all jurisdictions; instead, it provides an overview of all significant decision points and allows regulators and program administrators to select the information and steps that are most relevant to their specific circumstances and objectives. ... See More +

Publication 104986 APR 19, 2016

Rosenheim, David; Carr,James Alexander; Jorns, Jenna; Hedger, Toby Mandel; Harris,Deborah J.; Boland, Claire; Andrews, Sabrina; Pelt, Marian Van Disclosed

Competition makes IT better : evidence on when firms use it more effectively (English)

This paper uses a unique firm-level data set for Mexico, with information never used for research before, to assess how use of information technology (IT henceforth) influences firm performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7638 APR 13, 2016

Iacovone,Leonardo; Pereira Lopez,Mariana De La Paz; Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias Disclosed

Economic structural change as an option for mitigating the impacts of climate change (English)

Improving the resilience of the economy in the face of uncertain climate change damages involves irreversible investments to scale up new technologies that are less vulnerable to the effects of climate change. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7637 APR 13, 2016

Golub,Alexander Alexandrovich; Toman,Michael A. Disclosed

Uganda - Millennium Science Initiative Project (English)

Ratings for the Millennium Science Initiative Project for Uganda were as follows: outcome was moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was significant, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Project Performance Assessment Report 102970 APR 07, 2016

Disclosed

Inventor diasporas and the internationalization of technology (English)

This paper documents the influence of diaspora networks of highly-skilled individuals -- that is, inventors -- on international technological collaborations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7619 APR 04, 2016

Miguelez,Ernest Disclosed

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 due to the fact that the majority of these firms do not keep detailed records. ... See More +

Journal Article 104048 MAR 16, 2016

De Mel,Suresh; Herath,Dammika; Mckenzie,David J.; Pathak,Yuvraj Disclosed

Congo, Democratic Republic of - Human Development Systems Strengthening Project : additional financing (English)

The development objective of the Human Development Systems Strengthening Project for Congo, Democratic Republic of is to strengthen select management systems for education and health services in targeted geographical areas in the recipient’s territory. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1735 MAR 08, 2016

Disclosed

Globalization of labor markets and the growth prospects of nations (English)

The many and varied crises in the world economy since 2007 seem to have different origins and diverse manifestations. This paper contends that there is however a structural shift beneath the global economy that is now reaching a critical mass, and that accounts for many of these crises, despite the diversity of manifestations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7590 MAR 02, 2016

Basu,Kaushik Disclosed

Leveraging technology to improve service delivery in the justice sector in South Korea (English)

Korea Issue no. 10: Since the late 1970s and the introduction of modern information technology (IT) in the justice sector, the development and implementation of IT solutions has become one of most important tools utilized by judiciaries for providing more efficient and effective services and improving court performance. ... See More +

Brief 104144 MAR 01, 2016

Gramckow,Heike P.; Ebeid,Omniah Disclosed

Russia’s ambitious broadband goal : is the progress sustainable? (English)

In 2012, the Russian Federation announced one of the world’s more ambitious broadband Internet development goals: providing 80 percent of Russian households with ultrafast connection speeds - at least 100 megabits per second (Mbps) by 2018.1 That goal exceeds the current targets in Germany and the European Union, and it is about equivalent to those currently being pursued by countries with ambitious strategic broadband connectivity goals, including Denmark, Sweden, and the United States. ... See More +

Brief 103839 MAR 01, 2016

Gelvanovska,Natalija; Rossotto,Carlo Maria; Gunzburger,Michael Lee Disclosed

Senegal - Do hygiene and handwashing make for better brain development? (English)

Poor hygiene is a particular problem when it comes to children because they are more susceptible to diarrhea and repeated or severe episodes can harm their health and development. ... See More +

Brief 104787 MAR 01, 2016

Marcus,Aliza; Berman,Daphna Disclosed

Smart grid to enhance power transmission in Vietnam (English)

Over the last few decades Vietnam has made remarkable progress in reducing poverty and positioning its economy on a sustainable growth path. As a consequence of robust economic growth, electricity demand in Vietnam grew at an average of 14 percent annually over the last decade. ... See More +

Working Paper 103719 FEB 21, 2016

Disclosed

Georgia - National Innovation Ecosystem (GENIE) Project (English)

The development objective of the National Innovation Ecosystem (GENIE) Project for Georgia is to increase innovative activities of firms and individuals in the Borrower’s territory and their participation in the digital economy. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1543 FEB 19, 2016

Disclosed

India - Biodiversity Conservation and Rural Livelihoods Improvement Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 103553 FEB 19, 2016

Disclosed

The costs of meeting the 2030 sustainable development goal targets on drinking water sanitation, and hygiene : data catalog (English)

This dataset analyzes the global costs of meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal targets on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). ... See More +

Working Paper 103248 FEB 11, 2016

Disclosed

Will the digital revolution help or hurt employment? Adaptation a key to realizing job gains (English)

What will technological change deliver in the coming decades? And what can we do to determine the outcome? Technological change in any given society is never smooth and always negotiated. ... See More +

Brief 103148 FEB 01, 2016

Raja,Siddhartha; Ampah,Mavis A. Disclosed

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Creative natives in the digital age : how digital technology has revolutionized creative work (English)
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MAY 24, 2016 WPS7683 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh - Weather and Climate Services Regional Project (English)
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MAY 13, 2016 PAD1414 Project Appraisal Document
Will digital technologies transform agriculture in developing countries ? (English)
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MAY 11, 2016 WPS7669 Policy Research Working Paper
Pakistan - Second Phase of the Punjab Barrages Improvement Project : restructuring (English)
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APR 28, 2016 RES22827 Project Paper
Greenhouse gas data management : building systems for corporate and facility-level reporting (English)
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APR 19, 2016 104986 Publication
Competition makes IT better : evidence on when firms use it more effectively (English)
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APR 13, 2016 WPS7638 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic structural change as an option for mitigating the impacts of climate change (English)
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APR 13, 2016 WPS7637 Policy Research Working Paper
Uganda - Millennium Science Initiative Project (English)
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APR 07, 2016 102970 Project Performance Assessment Report
Inventor diasporas and the internationalization of technology (English)
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APR 04, 2016 WPS7619 Policy Research 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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MAR 16, 2016 104048 Journal Article
Congo, Democratic Republic of - Human Development Systems Strengthening Project : additional financing (English)
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MAR 08, 2016 PAD1735 Project Paper
Globalization of labor markets and the growth prospects of nations (English)
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MAR 02, 2016 WPS7590 Policy Research Working Paper
Leveraging technology to improve service delivery in the justice sector in South Korea (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104144 Brief
Russia’s ambitious broadband goal : is the progress sustainable? (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 103839 Brief
Senegal - Do hygiene and handwashing make for better brain development? (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104787 Brief
Smart grid to enhance power transmission in Vietnam (English)
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FEB 21, 2016 103719 Working Paper
Georgia - National Innovation Ecosystem (GENIE) Project (English)
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FEB 19, 2016 PAD1543 Project Appraisal Document
India - Biodiversity Conservation and Rural Livelihoods Improvement Project : procurement plan (English)
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FEB 19, 2016 103553 Procurement Plan
The costs of meeting the 2030 sustainable development goal targets on drinking water sanitation, and hygiene : data catalog (English)
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FEB 11, 2016 103248 Working Paper
Will the digital revolution help or hurt employment? Adaptation a key to realizing job gains (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103148 Brief