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Ukraine - Science, technology, and innovation public expenditure analysis (English)

This report evaluates the quality mix of public support programs for science, technology, and innovation (STI) in Ukraine and provides recommendations for the improvement of the public support programs' effectiveness. ... See More +

Working Paper 120888 NOV 01, 2017

Zolotarev,Andrey P.; Aridi,Anwar; Frias,Jaime Andres Uribe; Cirera,Xavier Disclosed

Croatia - EU Natura 2000 Integration Project (English)

Ratings for the European Union (EU) Natura 2000 Integration Project for Croatia were as follows: outcome was satisfactory, Bank performance was satisfactory, and monitoring and evaluation quality was substantial. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4150 OCT 27, 2017

Disclosed

The impact of digital technologies on routine tasks : do labor policies matter? (English)

There is a strong concern that technology is increasingly replacing routine tasks, displacing lower-skilled workers. Labor market institutions exist to protect workers from shocks but, by increasing labor costs, labor policy may also constrain firms from adjusting the workforce and, hence, from fully benefiting from technology adoption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8187 SEP 08, 2017

Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Corseuil,Carlos H. L.; Poole,Jennifer Pamela Disclosed

Blockchain in development : part I - a new mechanism of trust? (English)

Blockchain is an exciting new technology that may prove to be a radical innovation - similar to technologies such as the steam engine and the Internet that triggered previous industrial revolutions - with the power to disrupt existing economic and business models. ... See More +

Brief 118734 JUL 01, 2017

Niforos, Marina Disclosed

Blockchain in development : part II - how it can impact emerging markets (English)

Blockchain is an innovative new technology with the power to disrupt existing economic and business models, as discussed in EMCompass note 40. ... See More +

Brief 118735 JUL 01, 2017

Niforos, Marina Disclosed

Vietnam - Fostering Innovation through Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 114121 APR 09, 2017

Disclosed

Vietnam - Fostering Innovation through Research, Science and Technology Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 114116 APR 07, 2017

Disclosed

Ethiopia - National Quality Infrastructure Development Project (English)

The development objective of National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) Development Project for Ethiopia is to improve the delivery of quality assurance services to enterprises in the targeted sectors. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2097 MAR 06, 2017

Disclosed

Research grants for science-industry collaboration : do they spur innovation? (English)

Collaborations between science and industry are becoming increasingly important for the innovation process, in part because many new inventions are directly rooted in science, such as biotechnology, information technology, and new materials. ... See More +

Brief 112126 JAN 01, 2017

Bruhn,Miriam; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Expediting trade : impact evaluation of an in-house clearance program (English)

Despite the importance of trade facilitation as an area of trade and development policy, there have been very few impact evaluations of specific trade facilitation reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7708 JUN 20, 2016

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Berg,Claudia N. Disclosed

Benchmarking institutions of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (ASET) in Sub-Saharan Africa : benchmarking results (English)

In this benchmarking report, a comprehensive benchmarking analysis of the participating Sub-Saharan African universities is conducted in terms of the key indicators identified and constructed for the purpose of assessing institutional performance and health. ... See More +

Working Paper 107420 JUN 06, 2016

Disclosed

Who supports violent extremism in developing countries ? analysis of attitudes based on value surveys (English)

What are the common characteristics among radicalized individuals, willing to justify attacks targeting civilians? Drawing on information on attitudes toward extreme violence and other characteristics of 30,787 individuals from 27 developing countries around the world, and employing a variety of econometric techniques, this paper identifies the partial correlates of extremism. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7691 JUN 01, 2016

Kiendrebeogo,Youssouf; Ianchovichina,Elena Disclosed

India - Second Karnataka State Highway Improvement Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Second Karnataka State Highway Improvement Project for India is to accelerate the development of the core road network through leveraging public sector outlays with private sector financing and improving the institutional effectiveness of the road sector agencies to deliver effective and safe roads to users. ... See More +

Project Paper RES18941 MAY 17, 2016

Disclosed

Serbia - Competitiveness and Jobs Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 105187 MAY 04, 2016

Disclosed

East Africa - Public health laboratory networking project : evaluation of performance-based financing for public health laboratories in Rwanda (English)

This report summarizes the main findings from the application of performance based incentives linked to progress on a standardized, globally recognized metric - the stepwise laboratory improvement process towards accreditation (SLIPTA) checklist - under the East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project (EAPHLNP) in Rwanda. ... See More +

Working Paper 105015 APR 01, 2016

Kumar, Meghan; Lehmann,Joel Thomas; Rucogoza,Aniceth; Kayobotsi, Claver; Das,Ashis Kumar; Schneidman,Miriam Disclosed

Second-stage sampling for conflict areas : methods and implications (English)

The collection of survey data from war zones or other unstable security situations is vulnerable to error because conflict often limits the implementation options. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7617 MAR 29, 2016

Himelein,Kristen; Eckman,Stephanie; Murray,Siobhan; Bauer,Johannes Disclosed

Providing policy makers with timely advice : the timeliness-rigor trade-off (English)

Policy makers bemoan the lack of research findings to guide urgent decisions, whereas researchers' professional code puts rigor first. This article argues that provisional assessments, produced early in the research cycle, can bridge the gap. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7610 MAR 18, 2016

Bell,Clive L.G.; Squire,Lyn Disclosed

When measure matters: coresidency, truncation bias, and intergenerational mobility in developing countries (English)

Biases from truncation caused by coresidency restriction have been a challenge for research on intergenerational mobility. Estimates of intergenerational schooling persistence from two data sets show that the intergenerational regression coefficient, the most widely used measure, is severely biased downward in coresident samples. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7608 MAR 18, 2016

Emran,M. Shahe; Greene,William; Shilpi,Forhad J. Disclosed

Revisiting the impact of the Brazilian SIMPLES program on firms' formalization rates (English)

A recent survey of rigorous impact evaluations of programs to help small and medium-size firms to formalize indicates that the programs do not seem to work for most informal firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7605 MAR 16, 2016

Piza,Caio Disclosed

Land measurement bias and its empirical implications : evidence from a validation exercise (English)

This paper investigates how land size measurements vary across three common land measurement methods (farmer estimated, Global Positioning System (GPS), and compass and rope), and the effect of land size measurement error on the inverse farm size relationship and input demand functions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7597 MAR 14, 2016

Dillon,Andrew S.; Gourlay,Sydney; Mcgee,Kevin Robert; Oseni,Gbemisola O. Disclosed

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Ukraine - Science, technology, and innovation public expenditure analysis (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120888 Working Paper
Croatia - EU Natura 2000 Integration Project (English)
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OCT 27, 2017 ICR4150 Implementation Completion and Results Report
The impact of digital technologies on routine tasks : do labor policies matter? (English)
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SEP 08, 2017 WPS8187 Policy Research Working Paper
Blockchain in development : part I - a new mechanism of trust? (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 118734 Brief
Blockchain in development : part II - how it can impact emerging markets (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 118735 Brief
Vietnam - Fostering Innovation through Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 09, 2017 114121 Procurement Plan
Vietnam - Fostering Innovation through Research, Science and Technology Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 07, 2017 114116 Procurement Plan
Ethiopia - National Quality Infrastructure Development Project (English)
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MAR 06, 2017 PAD2097 Project Appraisal Document
Research grants for science-industry collaboration : do they spur innovation? (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112126 Brief
Expediting trade : impact evaluation of an in-house clearance program (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7708 Policy Research Working Paper
Benchmarking institutions of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (ASET) in Sub-Saharan Africa : benchmarking results (English)
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JUN 06, 2016 107420 Working Paper
Who supports violent extremism in developing countries ? analysis of attitudes based on value surveys (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 WPS7691 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Second Karnataka State Highway Improvement Project : restructuring (English)
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MAY 17, 2016 RES18941 Project Paper
Serbia - Competitiveness and Jobs Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAY 04, 2016 105187 Procurement Plan
East Africa - Public health laboratory networking project : evaluation of performance-based financing for public health laboratories in Rwanda (English)
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APR 01, 2016 105015 Working Paper
Second-stage sampling for conflict areas : methods and implications (English)
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MAR 29, 2016 WPS7617 Policy Research Working Paper
Providing policy makers with timely advice : the timeliness-rigor trade-off (English)
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MAR 18, 2016 WPS7610 Policy Research Working Paper
When measure matters: coresidency, truncation bias, and intergenerational mobility in developing countries (English)
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MAR 18, 2016 WPS7608 Policy Research Working Paper
Revisiting the impact of the Brazilian SIMPLES program on firms' formalization rates (English)
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MAR 16, 2016 WPS7605 Policy Research Working Paper
Land measurement bias and its empirical implications : evidence from a validation exercise (English)
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MAR 14, 2016 WPS7597 Policy Research Working Paper