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Do Firms Exit the Formal Economy after a Minimum Wage Hike? : Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Turkey (English)

This paper explores the effects of a large increase in the national minimum wage in Turkey on firms’ exit rates from the formal economy. The analysis exploits a unique, linked employer-employee panel data set of the universe of registered firms in all sectors of the economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8749 FEB 15, 2019

Acar,Aysenur; Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Makovec,Mattia Disclosed

Project Information Document-Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet - Ferghana Valley Enterprise Development Project - P166305 (English)

Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet PIDISDSA25480 FEB 06, 2019

Brown,Melissa Disclosed

Understanding and Assessing Impact of Transmission and Distribution Projects on Electricity Access (English)

The North Eastern Region (NER) of India stretches across the eastern foothills of the Himalayan mountain range. Geographically, the region is connected to the other parts of the country through a small ‘chicken neck’ corridor in the state of West Bengal. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 134234 JAN 30, 2019

Mittal,Rohit; Gupta,Amol; Gaba,Kwawu Mensan Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Development of Labor Statistics in the CIS region - P150038 - Sequence No : 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR35551 JAN 16, 2019

Shabalina,Olga Vadimovna Disclosed

Tackling Childcare : The Business Case for Employer-supported Childcare in Sri Lanka : Case Study - LSEG Technology : Financial Technology (English)

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Colombo, former Millennium IT now rebranded as LSEG Technology, was acquired by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) in October 2009. ... See More +

Working Paper 134212 DEC 31, 2018

Disclosed

Minimum Wages and Labor Supply in an Emerging Market : The Case of Mauritius (English)

This paper investigates the effect of multiple minimum wages, known as remuneration orders, on employment and working hours in Mauritius. Using data between 2004 and 2014, the analysis indicates that a 10 percent increase in the minimum wages brings about a slightly positive effect on employment in the covered sector, with an estimated employment elasticity of 0.113, which is within the range of elasticities found in previous studies of employment effects of minimum wages in low- and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8681 DEC 18, 2018

Asmal,Zaakhir; Bhorat,Haroon Ismail; Kanbur,Ravi; Ranzani,Marco; Paci,Pierella Disclosed

Labor Regulations throughout the World : An Overview (English)

Between 2007 and 2017, ninety nine countries initiated reforms in labor regulations that affected World Bank Doing Business labor indicators. The most common topics for reforms are (i) procedural requirements in case of contract termination, and changes in notification arrangements; (ii) fixed term contracts; (iii) severance payments; (iv) annual leave arrangements, and (v) working time arrangements. ... See More +

Report 133237 DEC 01, 2018

Kuddo,Arvo Disclosed

Minimum Wages and Labor Supply in an Emerging Market : The Case of Mauritius (English)

This paper investigates the effect of multiple minimum wages, known as remuneration, on employment and working hours in Mauritius. Using data between 2004 and 2014, the analysis indicates that a 10 percent increase in the minimum wages brings about a slightly positive effect on employment in the covered sector, with an estimated employment elasticity of 0.113, which is within the range of elasticities found in previous studies of employment effects of minimum wages in low- and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 133297 DEC 01, 2018

Asmal,Zaakhir; Bhorat,Haroon Ismail; Kanbur,Ravi; Ranzani,Marco; Paci,Pierella Disclosed

Busting the Myth : The Impact of Increasing the Minimum Wage : The Experience of Romania (English)

This paper discusses the impact of a gradual, pre-announced significant increase of the minimum wage during 2013–16 in Romania. The main finding is that the positive effects prevail when the starting level of increase in the minimum wage is very low and the economy is in a negative output gap. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8632 OCT 31, 2018

Heemskerk,Frank; Voinea,Liviu; Cojocaru,Alexandra Disclosed

Official Documents- Grant Agreement for GAFSP Grant TF0A8221 (Closing Package) (English)

Grant or Trust Fund Agreement SEP 19, 2018

LEGRL Disclosed

Official Documents- Grant Agreement for Grant TF0A7910 (English)

Grant or Trust Fund Agreement SEP 07, 2018

LEGRL Disclosed

Bangladesh - Program for Supporting Rural Bridges : Final Environmental and Social Systems Assessment (English)

The development objective of Program for Supporting Rural Bridges Project for Bangladesh is to enhance rural connectivity, to improve the preservation and climate resiliency of rural bridge assets, and to strengthen institutional capacity for the development, maintenance and management of rural bridge assets. ... See More +

Program-for-Results Environmental and Social Systems Assessment 130087 SEP 01, 2018

Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Voice and Action: Social Accountability for Improved Service Delivery - P146160 - Sequence No : 03 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR32408 AUG 15, 2018

Johnson,Erik Caldwell Disclosed

Official Documents- Loan Agreement for Loan 8866-AO (Closing Package) (English)

Loan Agreement JUL 19, 2018

LEGRL Disclosed

Official Documents- Project Agreement for Loan 8866-AO (Closing Package) (English)

Project Agreement JUL 19, 2018

LEGRL Disclosed

Official Documents- Loan Agreement for Additional Financing Loan 8876-AO and Amendment to Loan Agreement for Loan 8702-AO (Closing Package) (English)

Loan Agreement JUL 19, 2018

LEGRL Disclosed

Official Documents- Loan Agreement for Loan 8898-JO and GCFF Grant TF0A8043 (English)

Loan Agreement JUL 18, 2018

LEGRL Disclosed

Wage setting and labor regulatory challenges in a middle income country setting : the case of South Africa - background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)

This note provides an overview of South Africa’s education system and learning outcomes. It reviews early childhood development, basic education, and higher education (university education and vocational training). ... See More +

Working Paper 127303 JUN 01, 2018

Bhorat,Haroon Ismail; Stanwix, Benjamin Disclosed

Official Documents- Loan Agreement for Additional Financing Loan 8824-UZ (Closing Package) (English)

Loan Agreement MAY 17, 2018

LEGRL Disclosed

Why aren't more Lebanese women working? (English)

Ensuring equitable access to jobs and reducing gender gaps is essential for putting MENA countries on the path to inclusive growth and stability. ... See More +

Brief 126361 MAY 01, 2018

Elzir,Angela; Sayed,Haneen Ismail Disclosed

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Do Firms Exit the Formal Economy after a Minimum Wage Hike? : Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Turkey (English)
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FEB 15, 2019 WPS8749 Policy Research Working Paper
Project Information Document-Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet - Ferghana Valley Enterprise Development Project - P166305 (English)
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FEB 06, 2019 PIDISDSA25480 Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Understanding and Assessing Impact of Transmission and Distribution Projects on Electricity Access (English)
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JAN 30, 2019 134234 ESMAP Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Development of Labor Statistics in the CIS region - P150038 - Sequence No : 01 (English)
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JAN 16, 2019 ISR35551 Implementation Status and Results Report
Tackling Childcare : The Business Case for Employer-supported Childcare in Sri Lanka : Case Study - LSEG Technology : Financial Technology (English)
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DEC 31, 2018 134212 Working Paper
Minimum Wages and Labor Supply in an Emerging Market : The Case of Mauritius (English)
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DEC 18, 2018 WPS8681 Policy Research Working Paper
Labor Regulations throughout the World : An Overview (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133237 Report
Minimum Wages and Labor Supply in an Emerging Market : The Case of Mauritius (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133297 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Busting the Myth : The Impact of Increasing the Minimum Wage : The Experience of Romania (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 WPS8632 Policy Research Working Paper
Official Documents- Grant Agreement for GAFSP Grant TF0A8221 (Closing Package) (English)
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SEP 19, 2018 Grant or Trust Fund Agreement
Official Documents- Grant Agreement for Grant TF0A7910 (English)
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SEP 07, 2018 Grant or Trust Fund Agreement
Bangladesh - Program for Supporting Rural Bridges : Final Environmental and Social Systems Assessment (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 130087 Program-for-Results Environmental and Social Systems Assessment
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Voice and Action: Social Accountability for Improved Service Delivery - P146160 - Sequence No : 03 (English)
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AUG 15, 2018 ISR32408 Implementation Status and Results Report
Official Documents- Loan Agreement for Loan 8866-AO (Closing Package) (English)
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JUL 19, 2018 Loan Agreement
Official Documents- Project Agreement for Loan 8866-AO (Closing Package) (English)
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JUL 19, 2018 Project Agreement
Official Documents- Loan Agreement for Additional Financing Loan 8876-AO and Amendment to Loan Agreement for Loan 8702-AO (Closing Package) (English)
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JUL 19, 2018 Loan Agreement
Official Documents- Loan Agreement for Loan 8898-JO and GCFF Grant TF0A8043 (English)
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JUL 18, 2018 Loan Agreement
Wage setting and labor regulatory challenges in a middle income country setting : the case of South Africa - background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127303 Working Paper
Official Documents- Loan Agreement for Additional Financing Loan 8824-UZ (Closing Package) (English)
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MAY 17, 2018 Loan Agreement
Why aren't more Lebanese women working? (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126361 Brief