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Socioeconomic resilience : multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries (English)

This paper presents a model to assess the socioeconomic resilience to natural disasters of an economy, defined as its capacity to mitigate the impact of disaster-related asset losses on welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7886 NOV 14, 2016

Hallegatte,Stephane; Bangalore,Mook; Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille Disclosed

Dominican Republic - Social Protection Investment Project (English)

Ratings for the Social Protection Investment Project for Dominican Republic was as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to global environment outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3930 OCT 20, 2016

Disclosed

Global talent flows (English)

The global distribution of talent is highly skewed and the resources available to countries to develop and utilize their best and brightest vary substantially. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7852 OCT 05, 2016

Kerr,Sari Pekkala; Kerr,William Robert; Ozden,Caglar; Parsons,Christopher Robert Disclosed

Vietnam - Systematic Country Diagnostic : Tiếp bước thành công : Nhóm ưu tiên tăng trưởng toàn diện và bền vữn g (Vietnamese)

Vietnam is a leading case of a country that has achieved rapid growth, poverty reduction, and shared prosperity. Vietnam’s past achievements came through a combination of different developments. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 108348 OCT 01, 2016

Eckardt,Sebastian; Demombynes,Gabriel; Chandrasekharan Behr,Diji English Disclosed

Serbia - Second Programmatic State Owned Enterprises Reform Operation Project (English)

The development objectives of the Second Programmatic State Owned Enterprises Reform Operation Project for Serbia are to reduce state participation and level of direct and indirect support to the real sector, enhance state owned enterprises (SOEs) performance, governance and accountability, and mitigate the short term social and labor impacts of the SOEs restructuring and disposition plans. ... See More +

Program Document 108294 SEP 27, 2016

Disclosed

Poor households' productive investments of cash transfers : quasi-experimental evidence from Niger (English)

Cash transfer programs have spread rapidly as an instrument to raise household consumption and reduce poverty. Questions remain about the sustainability of cash transfer impacts in low-income settings such as Sub-Saharan Africa and, in particular, on whether cash transfers can foster productive investments in addition to raising immediate consumption among the very poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7839 SEP 27, 2016

Stoeffler,Quentin; Mills,Bradford F.; Premand,Patrick Disclosed

Kazakhstan - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY12-17 (English)

This Performance and Learning Review (PLR) assesses and updates progress in implementing the FY12–17 World Bank Group Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for the Republic of Kazakhstan. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 108396 SEP 26, 2016

Disclosed

The World Bank India newsletter vol. 15 (no. 2) (English)

Some of the headings included in this newsletter of the World Bank in India are: India’s solar power story; on poverty and prosperity,lot done, lot to do; development dialogue: enabling children to grow; implementation completion report (ICR)update: strengthening India’s rural credit cooperatives project; new additions to the public information center; and contact information ... See More +

Newsletter 108676 SEP 01, 2016

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Central Asia - Hydrometeorology Modernization Program Project : procurement plan for goods (English)

Procurement Plan 109368 SEP 01, 2016

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Solomon Islands - Rapid Employment Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management guidelines (English)

The development objective of the Rapid Employment Project for Solomon Islands is to assist targeted vulnerable urban populations to: (i) increase their incomes through the provision of short-term employment; and (ii) improve their knowledge, experience and basic employment skills that are valued in the workplace and society. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2524 AUG 12, 2016

Funa,Janet Disclosed

Angola - Poverty and social impact analysis : subsidy reform and extension of social protection program (English)

As the second largest African oil producer, Angola had unsustainable government expenditures in effect until 2014 due to the drop in international oil prices. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS19693 AUG 08, 2016

Pape,Utz Johann Disclosed

Household enterprises in fragile and conflict-affected states : results from a qualitative toolkit piloted in Liberia : Volume 1 - Report (English)

Many policy makers across Sub-Saharan Africa, including in fragile and conflict-affectedsituations (FCS), consider youth employment a central policy issue. ... See More +

Working Paper 108183 AUG 01, 2016

Chapman,Emily Weedon; Heaner,Gwendolyn K. Disclosed

Household enterprises in fragile and conflict-affected states : results from a qualitative toolkit piloted in Liberia (Vol. 2) : Volume 2 - Annexes (English)

Many policy makers across Sub-Saharan Africa, including in fragile and conflict-affectedsituations (FCS), consider youth employment a central policy issue. ... See More +

Working Paper 108183 AUG 01, 2016

Chapman,Emily Weedon; Heaner,Gwendolyn K. Disclosed

A comparative analysis of subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region (English)

The paper compares the distribution of energy and food subsidies across households and the impact of subsidy reforms on household welfare in the Middle East and North Africa region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7755 JUL 20, 2016

Araar,Abdelkrim; Verme,Paolo Disclosed

Subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region : a review (English)

The paper takes stock of eight country studies and a cross-country analysis to review the experience with subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa region between 2010 and 2014. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7754 JUL 20, 2016

Verme,Paolo Disclosed

Panama – Second Shared Prosperity Development Policy Loan Project (English)

The development objective of the Second Shared Prosperity Development Policy Loan Project for Panama of the Development Policy Financing (DPF) series are to support the Government of Panama’s efforts to (i) strengthen the frameworks for international tax transparency, financial integrity, and fiscal management; (ii) strengthen institutional arrangements to support social assistance and education; and (iii) enhance the regulatory and financial sustainability framework of service delivery in the energy and water sectors. ... See More +

Program Document 102853 JUL 19, 2016

Disclosed

Industrial competitiveness and jobs : an evaluation of World Bank Group industry-specific support to promote industrial competitiveness and its implications for jobs (English)

This evaluation focuses on the World Bank Group’s support to enhancing industry-specific productivity and competitiveness, and examines the implications of improved industry competitiveness for employment during the last decade. ... See More +

Working Paper 109333 JUN 30, 2016

IEG Disclosed

Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Public Expenditure Policy-based Guarantee Project (English)

Ratings for the Public Expenditure Policy-based Guarantee (PBG) Project for Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of were as follows: outcome was moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was significant, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Project Performance Assessment Report 106281 JUN 28, 2016

Disclosed

Ethiopia - Fourth Productive Safety Nets Project : additional financing (English)

The objective of the Additional Financing for the Fourth Productive Safety Nets Project is to increased access to safety net and disaster risk management systems, complementary livelihoods services and nutrition support for food insecure households in rural Ethiopia. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1910 JUN 17, 2016

Disclosed

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Socioeconomic resilience : multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries (English)
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NOV 14, 2016 WPS7886 Policy Research Working Paper
Dominican Republic - Social Protection Investment Project (English)
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OCT 20, 2016 ICR3930 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Global talent flows (English)
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OCT 05, 2016 WPS7852 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Systematic Country Diagnostic : Tiếp bước thành công : Nhóm ưu tiên tăng trưởng toàn diện và bền vữn g (Vietnamese)
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OCT 01, 2016 108348 Systematic Country Diagnostic English
Serbia - Second Programmatic State Owned Enterprises Reform Operation Project (English)
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SEP 27, 2016 108294 Program Document
Poor households' productive investments of cash transfers : quasi-experimental evidence from Niger (English)
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SEP 27, 2016 WPS7839 Policy Research Working Paper
Kazakhstan - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY12-17 (English)
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SEP 26, 2016 108396 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Mexico - Social Protection System Project : supervision mission - September 12 to 14, 2016 : México - Proyecto de Sistema de Protección Social : mission de supervision - 12 al 14 de Septiembre del 2016 (Spanish)
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SEP 12, 2016 109622 Aide Memoire
The World Bank India newsletter vol. 15 (no. 2) (English)
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SEP 01, 2016 108676 Newsletter
Central Asia - Hydrometeorology Modernization Program Project : procurement plan for goods (English)
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SEP 01, 2016 109368 Procurement Plan
Solomon Islands - Rapid Employment Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management guidelines (English)
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AUG 12, 2016 SFG2524 Environmental Assessment
Angola - Poverty and social impact analysis : subsidy reform and extension of social protection program (English)
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AUG 08, 2016 ACS19693 Working Paper
Household enterprises in fragile and conflict-affected states : results from a qualitative toolkit piloted in Liberia : Volume 1 - Report (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 108183 Working Paper
Household enterprises in fragile and conflict-affected states : results from a qualitative toolkit piloted in Liberia (Vol. 2) : Volume 2 - Annexes (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 108183 Working Paper
A comparative analysis of subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 WPS7755 Policy Research Working Paper
Subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region : a review (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 WPS7754 Policy Research Working Paper
Panama – Second Shared Prosperity Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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JUL 19, 2016 102853 Program Document
Industrial competitiveness and jobs : an evaluation of World Bank Group industry-specific support to promote industrial competitiveness and its implications for jobs (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 109333 Working Paper
Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Public Expenditure Policy-based Guarantee Project (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 106281 Project Performance Assessment Report
Ethiopia - Fourth Productive Safety Nets Project : additional financing (English)
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JUN 17, 2016 PAD1910 Project Paper