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Are labor market imperfections the reason so few microenterprises hire workers? : an experiment in Sri Lanka suggests they are not (English)

This brief examines whether labor market imperfections stop microenterprises from growing, using an experiment in Sri Lanka that provided wage subsidies to small firms to help them hire workers. ... See More +

Brief 111734 JAN 01, 2017

De Mel,Suresh; Mckenzie,David J.; Woodruff,Christoper Disclosed

Statement of loans for October 2016 : Europe and Central Asia (English)

Working Paper 111546 OCT 31, 2016

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Statement of loans for October 2016 : Middle East and North Africa (English)

Working Paper 111549 OCT 31, 2016

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Statement of loans for October 2016 : Latin America and Caribbean (English)

Working Paper 111547 OCT 31, 2016

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Statement of loans for October 2016 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 111544 OCT 31, 2016

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Statement of loans for October 2016 : others (English)

Working Paper 111548 OCT 31, 2016

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Statement of loans for October 2016 : East Asia and Pacific (English)

Working Paper 111545 OCT 31, 2016

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Statement of loans for October 2016 : South Asia (English)

Working Paper 111543 OCT 31, 2016

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Dynamic relationship between corruption and youth unemployment : empirical evidences from a system GMM approach (English)

This paper addresses the causal relationship between corruption and youth unemployment from two different perspectives. The discussion starts by asking how the corruption practices within government institutions that encourage the payment of bribes to access the job opportunities contribute to reducing the efficiency of the resources (labor force) allocations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7842 SEP 29, 2016

Bouzid,Bechir Naier Disclosed

Sierra Leone - Western Area Power Generation Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social action plan (English)

The objective of the Western Area Power Generation Project for Sierra Leone is to increase the power generated by independent power producers and mobilize private capital. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment 102158 SEP 21, 2016

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Short- and long-term effects of a child-labor ban (English)

This is the first study to investigate the short- and long-term causal effects of a child-labor ban. The study explores the law that increased the minimum employment age from 14 to 16 in Brazil in 1998, and uncovers its impact on time allocated to schooling and work in the short term and on school attainment and labor market outcomes in the long term. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7796 AUG 15, 2016

Piza,Caio; Portela Fernandes De Souza,Andre Disclosed

Global health workforce labor market projections for 2030 (English)

In low- and middle-income countries, scaling essential health interventions to achieve health development targets is constrained by the lack of skilled health professionals to deliver services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7790 AUG 10, 2016

Liua,Jenny X; Goryakin,Yevgeniy; Maeda,Akiko; Bruckner,Tim Allen; Scheffler,Richard M. Disclosed

Nigeria - First Edo State Growth and Employment Support Credit Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14927 JUN 29, 2016

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Sectoral productivity gaps and aggregate productivity (English)

This paper examines the role of changes in sectoral productivity gaps over time in accounting for growth realized by countries over the past few decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7737 JUN 29, 2016

Sinha,Rishabh Disclosed

Evidence from a randomized evaluation of the household welfare impacts of conditional and unconditional cash transfers given to mothers or fathers (English)

This study conducted a randomized control trial in rural Burkina Faso to estimate the impact of alternative cash transfer delivery mechanisms on education, health, and household welfare outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7730 JUN 27, 2016

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Weather index insurance and shock coping : evidence from Mexico's CADENA Program (English)

Weather risk and incomplete insurance markets are significant contributors to poverty for rural households in developing countries. Weather index insurance has emerged as a possible tool for overcoming these challenges. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7715 JUN 21, 2016

De Janvry,Alain F.; Ramirez Ritchie,Elizabeth Andrea; Sadoulet,Elisabeth Marie L. Disclosed

Social capital, trust, and well-being in the evaluation of wealth (English)

This paper combines theory with data from different domains to provide an empirical analysis of the scale and variability of social capital as wealth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7707 JUN 20, 2016

Hamilton,Kirk E.; Helliwell,John F.; Woolcock,Michael Disclosed

China - Capacity Strengthening for Implementation of Minamata Convention on Mercury Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The Capacity Strengthening for Implementation of Minamata Convention on Mercury GEF project will develop a national strategy for the Convention and improve China’s implementation capacity by conducting a survey on the current mercury production, use and emission, organizing publicity and training in various forms to raise public awareness, developing relevant sectoral and provincial action plans for mercury-related industries and carrying out capacity building demonstration in typical industries and key provinces. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2258 JUN 17, 2016

Obi Malife,Ngozi Blessing Disclosed

Tanzania - Productive Social Safety Net Project : additional financing and restructuring - chair summary (English)

Board Summary 106495 JUN 16, 2016

Disclosed

State secretaries reform in Ukraine : attempt to delineate responsibilities between ministers and senior civil servants (English)

The relationship between politicians and senior officials has been on the reform agenda in many countries, often on the premise that balance between technical, nonpartisan appointments and ensuring the responsiveness of public servants to the policies of the current government could be improved (Matheson et al. 2007). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7702 JUN 16, 2016

Balabushko,Oleksii Disclosed

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Are labor market imperfections the reason so few microenterprises hire workers? : an experiment in Sri Lanka suggests they are not (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 111734 Brief
Statement of loans for October 2016 : Europe and Central Asia (English)
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OCT 31, 2016 111546 Working Paper
Statement of loans for October 2016 : Middle East and North Africa (English)
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OCT 31, 2016 111549 Working Paper
Statement of loans for October 2016 : Latin America and Caribbean (English)
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OCT 31, 2016 111547 Working Paper
Statement of loans for October 2016 : Africa (English)
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OCT 31, 2016 111544 Working Paper
Statement of loans for October 2016 : others (English)
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OCT 31, 2016 111548 Working Paper
Statement of loans for October 2016 : East Asia and Pacific (English)
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OCT 31, 2016 111545 Working Paper
Statement of loans for October 2016 : South Asia (English)
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OCT 31, 2016 111543 Working Paper
Dynamic relationship between corruption and youth unemployment : empirical evidences from a system GMM approach (English)
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SEP 29, 2016 WPS7842 Policy Research Working Paper
Sierra Leone - Western Area Power Generation Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social action plan (English)
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SEP 21, 2016 102158 Environmental Assessment
Short- and long-term effects of a child-labor ban (English)
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AUG 15, 2016 WPS7796 Policy Research Working Paper
Global health workforce labor market projections for 2030 (English)
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AUG 10, 2016 WPS7790 Policy Research Working Paper
Nigeria - First Edo State Growth and Employment Support Credit Project (English)
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JUN 29, 2016 ICRR14927 Implementation Completion Report Review
Sectoral productivity gaps and aggregate productivity (English)
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JUN 29, 2016 WPS7737 Policy Research Working Paper
Evidence from a randomized evaluation of the household welfare impacts of conditional and unconditional cash transfers given to mothers or fathers (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 WPS7730 Policy Research Working Paper
Weather index insurance and shock coping : evidence from Mexico's CADENA Program (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7715 Policy Research Working Paper
Social capital, trust, and well-being in the evaluation of wealth (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7707 Policy Research Working Paper
China - Capacity Strengthening for Implementation of Minamata Convention on Mercury Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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JUN 17, 2016 SFG2258 Environmental Assessment
Tanzania - Productive Social Safety Net Project : additional financing and restructuring - chair summary (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 106495 Board Summary
State secretaries reform in Ukraine : attempt to delineate responsibilities between ministers and senior civil servants (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 WPS7702 Policy Research Working Paper