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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

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

Disclosed

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

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

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

Board Summary 106495 JUN 16, 2016

Disclosed

Budget Committee : minutes of meeting held on Friday, June 10, 2016 (English)

Minutes 106560 JUN 10, 2016

Disclosed

Measuring firm-level innovation using short questionnaires : evidence from an experiment (English)

Little is known about innovation in developing countries, partly because of the lack of comparable and reliable data. Collecting data on firm-level innovation is challenging because of the subjective definition of what determines an innovation, a problem that is exacerbated in developing countries where innovation is likely to be more incremental and less radical. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7696 JUN 06, 2016

Cirera,Xavier; Muzi,Silvia 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

Strategic note : cash transfers in humanitarian contexts (English)

Upon request of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Principals at their meeting on December 11, 2015, the World Bank agreed to coordinate a process of reviewing key issues and options for significantly scaling up the use of multipurpose cash transfers (MPCTs; including digital cash and vouchers) in the humanitarian space. ... See More +

Working Paper 106449 JUN 01, 2016

Disclosed

Afghanistan - Second Customs Reform and Trade Facilitation Project : additional financing (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSA13504 JUN 01, 2016

Disclosed

Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (June 2016) (English)

This Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program covers FY17 Q1, FY17 Q2, and updated reports and other documents to be circulated for information. ... See More +

Board Report 106159 JUN 01, 2016

Disclosed

IDA18 : special theme – fragility, conflict and violence (English)

Board Report 106182 MAY 31, 2016

Disclosed

Bank competition, financial dependence, and economic growth in the Gulf Cooperation Council (English)

The relationship between bank competition, firm access to finance, and economic growth is a much debated topic in the economic literature and in policy circles. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7687 MAY 31, 2016

Caggiano,Giovanni; Calice,Pietro Disclosed

Exporters, engineers, and blue-collar workers (English)

This paper investigates differences in the composition of employment between exporting and non-exporting firms. In particular, it asks whether exporting firms hire more engineers relative to blue-collar workers than non-exporting firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7686 MAY 31, 2016

Brambilla,Irene; Lederman,Daniel; Porto,Guido Disclosed

Tunisia - Business Environment, Entrepreneurship, Financial Inclusion, and Fiscal Sustainability (BEFF) for Inclusive Growth and Social Stability Project (English)

Program Information Document AB7851 MAY 27, 2016

French Disclosed

International Development Association (IDA) 18 : special theme - jobs and economic transformation (English)

The job creation challenge is immense in International Development Association (IDA) countries, and is aggravated by demographic pressures with an estimated 600 million new entrants into the labor market over the next decade. ... See More +

Board Report 106106 MAY 25, 2016

Disclosed

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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
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
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
Tanzania - Productive Social Safety Net Project : additional financing and restructuring - chair summary (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 106495 Board Summary
Budget Committee : minutes of meeting held on Friday, June 10, 2016 (English)
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JUN 10, 2016 106560 Minutes
Measuring firm-level innovation using short questionnaires : evidence from an experiment (English)
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JUN 06, 2016 WPS7696 Policy Research 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
Strategic note : cash transfers in humanitarian contexts (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 106449 Working Paper
Afghanistan - Second Customs Reform and Trade Facilitation Project : additional financing (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 ISDSA13504 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (June 2016) (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 106159 Board Report
IDA18 : special theme – fragility, conflict and violence (English)
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MAY 31, 2016 106182 Board Report
Bank competition, financial dependence, and economic growth in the Gulf Cooperation Council (English)
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MAY 31, 2016 WPS7687 Policy Research Working Paper
Exporters, engineers, and blue-collar workers (English)
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MAY 31, 2016 WPS7686 Policy Research Working Paper
Tunisia - Business Environment, Entrepreneurship, Financial Inclusion, and Fiscal Sustainability (BEFF) for Inclusive Growth and Social Stability Project (English)
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MAY 27, 2016 AB7851 Program Information Document French
International Development Association (IDA) 18 : special theme - jobs and economic transformation (English)
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MAY 25, 2016 106106 Board Report