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Gender gap in pay in the Russian Federation : twenty years later, still a concern (English)

This paper decomposes the gender gap in pay in the Russian Federation along the earnings distribution for the period 1996–2011. The analysis uses a reweighted, recentered influence function decomposition that allows estimating the contribution of each covariate on the wage structure and composition effects along the earnings distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7407 AUG 27, 2015

Atencio,Andrea; Posadas,Josefina

Are large firms born or made ? evidence from developing countries (English)

This paper uses survey data from 120 developing countries to compare the role of institutions with firm characteristics at the time of creation of the firm in explaining the size, growth, and productivity of firms over their lifecycle. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7406 AUG 27, 2015

Ayyagari,Meghana; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Maksimovic,Vojislav

The impact of private sector internship and training on urban youth in Kenya (English)

This study uses a randomized experiment to evaluate the impacts of the training and internship program piloted in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu counties by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance and the Government of Kenya with support from the World Bank’s Kenya Youth Empowerment Project. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7404 AUG 27, 2015

Honorati,Maddalena

The middle-income trap turns ten (English)

Since we introduced the term “middle-income trap” in 2006, it has become popular among policy makers and researchers. In May 2015, a search of Google Scholar returned more than 3,000 articles including the term and about 300 articles with the term in the title. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7403 AUG 26, 2015

Gill,Indermit S.; Kharas,Homi

Sustaining employment and wage gains in Brazil : a skills and jobs agenda (English)

Improved labor market outcomes have been the main driver of reductions in poverty and inequality. Continued progress in employment and labor earnings will depend on achieving a first critical goal: raising labor productivity. ... See More +

Publication 99182 AUG 26, 2015

Silva,Joana C. G.; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Strokova,Victoria

The impact of Syrians refugees on the Turkish labor market (English)

Civil war in Syria has resulted in more than four million refugees fleeing the country, of which 1.8 million have found refuge in Turkey, making it the largest refugee-hosting country worldwide. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7402 AUG 24, 2015

Del Carpio,Ximena Vanessa; Wagner,Mathis Christoph

Cote dIvoire – West Africa Agricultural Productivity Project : procurement Plan (English)

Aide Memoire 99053 AUG 23, 2015

South Africa economic update : jobs and South Africa’s changing demographics (English)

Global growth hit a soft patch at the start of 2015. In the first quarter it slowed to 2.0 percent, quarter on quarter (q/q) annualized, from 2.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 98880 AUG 14, 2015

A decade of declining earnings inequality in the Russian Federation (English)

Wage inequality decreased significantly in the Russian Federation over the 2000s. The economic expansion experienced throughout the decade led to an improvement in social indicators, with a large reduction in poverty rates and an increase in higher education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7392 AUG 13, 2015

Calvo,Paula Andrea; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Posadas,Josefina

Impact of property rights reform to support China’s rural-urban integration : household-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment (English)

As part of a national experiment in 2008, Chengdu prefecture implemented ambitious property rights reforms, including complete registration of all land together with measures to ease transferability and eliminate migration restrictions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7388 AUG 11, 2015

Deininger,Klaus W.; Jin,Songqing; Liu,Shouying; Xia,Fang

Albania - Center of Government country case (English)

This brief includes the following headings: the challenge, the solution, and key learning.

Brief 98828 AUG 01, 2015

Managing environmental and social risks in development policy financing : IEG learning product (English)

Effective environmental and social risk management in development policy financing (DPF) is central to achieving the World Bank’s goals of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner. ... See More +

Working Paper 98926 JUL 27, 2015

Sutton,William R.; Hutton,Stephen; Carroll,Richard J.; Kuntasal,Gurkan; Gibson,Daniel R.; Fisiy,Cyprian F.; Redwood,John; Mayville,William V.

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: high income economies; and developing economies in East Asia, Pacific, Latin America, and the Caribbean. ... See More +

Newsletter 98993 JUL 24, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: high income economies; and developing economies in Latin America, Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Newsletter 98992 JUL 23, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat

Do performance agreements help improve service delivery ? the experience of Brazilian states (English)

A growing number of states and municipalities in Brazil rely on results-based management, and many other local and state governments are considering adopting the practice. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7375 JUL 22, 2015

Vinuela,Lorena; Zoratto,Laura De Castro

Report to the Board from the Human Resources Committee : 2015 WBG employee engagement survey (English)

Board Report 98766 JUL 22, 2015

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: high income economies; and developing economies in South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Newsletter 98990 JUL 21, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat

Promoting democracy in fragile states : insights from a field experiment in Liberia (English)

A field experiment in rural Liberia is used to study democratic participation in fragile states. Fragile states are marked by political fragmentation, local patronage systems, and voter vulnerability. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7370 JUL 15, 2015

Mvukiyehe,Eric; Samii,Cyrus Dara

Asymmetric information about migrant earnings and remittance flows (English)

This paper examine asymmetric information about migrant earnings and its implications for remittance behavior using a sample of Indian households with husbands working overseas in Qatar. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7368 JUL 15, 2015

Seshan,Ganesh Kumar; Zubrickas,Robertas

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Gender gap in pay in the Russian Federation : twenty years later, still a concern (English)
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Are large firms born or made ? evidence from developing countries (English)
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AUG 27, 2015 WPS7406 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of private sector internship and training on urban youth in Kenya (English)
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AUG 27, 2015 WPS7404 Policy Research Working Paper
The middle-income trap turns ten (English)
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AUG 26, 2015 WPS7403 Policy Research Working Paper
Sustaining employment and wage gains in Brazil : a skills and jobs agenda (English)
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The impact of Syrians refugees on the Turkish labor market (English)
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AUG 24, 2015 WPS7402 Policy Research Working Paper
Cote dIvoire – West Africa Agricultural Productivity Project : procurement Plan (English)
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AUG 23, 2015 99053 Aide Memoire
South Africa economic update : jobs and South Africa’s changing demographics (English)
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AUG 14, 2015 98880 Working Paper
A decade of declining earnings inequality in the Russian Federation (English)
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AUG 13, 2015 WPS7392 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of property rights reform to support China’s rural-urban integration : household-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment (English)
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AUG 11, 2015 WPS7388 Policy Research Working Paper
Albania - Center of Government country case (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 98828 Brief
Eastern Africa - Sustainable Management of the Nyika Transfrontier Conservation Area Project : procurement plan for dated January 1, 2015 to June 30th, 2016 (English)
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JUL 29, 2015 98572 Procurement Plan
Managing environmental and social risks in development policy financing : IEG learning product (English)
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JUL 27, 2015 98926 Working Paper
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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JUL 24, 2015 98993 Newsletter
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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JUL 23, 2015 98992 Newsletter
Do performance agreements help improve service delivery ? the experience of Brazilian states (English)
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JUL 22, 2015 WPS7375 Policy Research Working Paper
Report to the Board from the Human Resources Committee : 2015 WBG employee engagement survey (English)
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JUL 22, 2015 98766 Board Report
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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JUL 21, 2015 98990 Newsletter
Promoting democracy in fragile states : insights from a field experiment in Liberia (English)
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JUL 15, 2015 WPS7370 Policy Research Working Paper
Asymmetric information about migrant earnings and remittance flows (English)
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JUL 15, 2015 WPS7368 Policy Research Working Paper