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Agricultural technology choice and transport (English)

This paper addresses an old and recurring theme in development economics: the slow adoption of new technologies by farmers in many developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7272 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel

Mobile applications for agriculture and rural development (English)

The dynamic growth of mobile communications technology is creating opportunities for economic growth, social empowerment, and grassroots innovation in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 96226 MAY 01, 2015

Global experiences with special economic zones : focus on China and Africa (English)

This study briefly summarizes the development experiences of special economic zones in China and Africa, the lessons that Africa can learn from China, and the preliminary results of the Chinese investments in special economic zones in Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7240 APR 14, 2015

Zeng,Zhihua

Uganda - Regional Communication Infrastructure Program Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Vulnerable and marginalised groups framework (English)

The development objectives of the Regional Communication Infrastructure Program Project (RCIP) for Uganda are to: (i) lower prices for international capacity and extend the geographic reach of broadband networks (the connectivity development objective); and (ii) improve the Government’s efficiency and transparency in delivery of services to its citizens through e-Government applications (the transparency development objective). ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4800 APR 01, 2015

Access to information annual report FY 2014 : moving forward transparency and accountability (English)

July 1, 2013, marked the beginning of World Banks fourth year of implementing its Policy on Access to Information (AI Policy). In this fourth year, covering the period of July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014 (FY 2014), the World Bank continued its efforts to maximize the publics access to Information in the World Banks possession and to encourage, through its own activities, improved aid transparency across the development community. ... See More +

Annual Report 95456 MAR 30, 2015

Institutional review of energy efficiency in Turkey (English)

Energy efficiency (EE) is critical to help Turkey continue its trajectory of economic growth in a sustainable manner. The Government of Turkey recognizes this and has placed EE as a key component of its energy strategy and National Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS12738 MAR 25, 2015

Singh, Jas; Limaye, Dilip; Akcollu, Yesim; Orucu, Yasemin; Algedik, Onder

Ghana - West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 95082 MAR 18, 2015

Catching up to the technological frontier? : understanding firm-level innovation and productivity in Kenya (English)

Kenya’s economy has undergone a significant process of structural transformation over the last decade. Since 2002, the economy has shown an accelerating trend with GDP growth increasing steadily from below 1 percent in 2002 to 7 percent in 2007. ... See More +

Working Paper 94671 MAR 06, 2015

Cirera, Xavier

Kyrgyz Republic - Third Village Investment Project (English)

The development objectives for the Third Village Investment Project for the Kyrgyz Republic are (a) to build local capacity for participatory development and (b) improve access to quality community infrastructure services in targeted project areas. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1124 MAR 06, 2015

Independent evaluation of the Marrakech action plan for statistics : evaluation report (English)

The Marrakesh action plan for statistics (MAPS) was created in 2004 as an important component of an informal partnership whose main goal is to help develop and strengthen national statistical systems through six specific actions with target dates aiming to prepare the way for sustainable improvement in statistical capacity. ... See More +

Working Paper 96525 MAR 01, 2015

Ngo,Brian T.

Enabling customer empowerment : choice, use, and voice (English)

The use of digital channels is changing the way financial services can be delivered to poor people. Growing mobile phone usage and the development of agent networks enable customer access too timely, low-cost digital financial services (DFS) (World Bank 2014). ... See More +

Brief 96285 MAR 01, 2015

Koning,Antonique M.; Cohen,Monique

Russia - Second State Statistical System Development Project (STASYS-2) : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 94690 MAR 01, 2015

Effects of the internet on participation : study of a public policy referendum in Brazil (English)

Does online voting mobilize citizens who otherwise would not participate? During the annual participatory budgeting vote in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil -- the worlds largest -- Internet voters were asked whether they would have participated had there not been an online voting option (i-voting). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7204 FEB 26, 2015

Spada,Paolo; Mellon,Jonathan; Peixoto,Tiago Carneiro; Sjoberg,Fredrik Matias

Supporting womens agro-enterprises in Africa with ICT : a feasibility study in Zambia and Kenya (English)

A new generation of information and communication technologies (ICTs) is finding a small foothold among poor, small-scale farmers in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 93077 FEB 01, 2015

Gilissen, Sandra; Sommeling, Eric; Penza-Chona, Bwalya; Kirui, Lucy; Pehu,Eija; Poutianen, Pirkko; Havimo,Terhi Elisa; Vyzaki,Marialena

A practical guide to increasing mining local procurement in West Africa (English)

This document provides information, guidance and tools to support decision-making, planning and implementation of mining local procurement in West Africa, in particular at a country level. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS6324 FEB 01, 2015

French

A practical guide to increasing mining local procurement in West Africa : Guide pratique pour accroître lapprovisionnement local dans le secteur minier en Afrique de lOuest (French)

This document provides information, guidance and tools to support decision-making, planning and implementation of mining local procurement in West Africa, in particular at a country level. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS6324 FEB 01, 2015

English

The internet as a general-purpose technology : firm-level evidence from around the world (English)

This paper uses firm-level data to assess whether telecommunication services are general-purpose technologies (technologies that benefit a large segment of the economy and have long-lasting effect). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7192 FEB 01, 2015

Clarke, George R.G.; Qiang, Christine Zhenwei; Xu, Lixin Colin

Expanding access to early childhood development : using interactive audio instruction (English)

The returns to investments in early childhood development (ECD) are manifold and can include improved school readiness, reduced drop-out rates, higher labor force productivity and greater social cohesion. ... See More +

Working Paper 94010 FEB 01, 2015

Christina, Rachel; Louge, Nathalie

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Agricultural technology choice and transport (English)
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MAY 18, 2015 WPS7272 Policy Research Working Paper
Mobile applications for agriculture and rural development (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96226 Working Paper
Vietnam - Fostering Innovation through Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) Project : procurement plan for Nasati (English)
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APR 29, 2015 96158 Procurement Plan
Global experiences with special economic zones : focus on China and Africa (English)
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APR 14, 2015 WPS7240 Policy Research Working Paper
Uganda - Regional Communication Infrastructure Program Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Vulnerable and marginalised groups framework (English)
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APR 01, 2015 E4800 Environmental Assessment
Access to information annual report FY 2014 : moving forward transparency and accountability (English)
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MAR 30, 2015 95456 Annual Report
Institutional review of energy efficiency in Turkey (English)
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MAR 25, 2015 ACS12738 Working Paper
Ghana - West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 18, 2015 95082 Procurement Plan
Catching up to the technological frontier? : understanding firm-level innovation and productivity in Kenya (English)
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MAR 06, 2015 94671 Working Paper
Kyrgyz Republic - Third Village Investment Project (English)
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MAR 06, 2015 PAD1124 Project Appraisal Document
Lao Peoples Democratic Republic - Technical Assistance (TA) Capacity Building for Hydropower and Mining Sectors(HMTA) Project : implementation support mission - March 2015 (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 96036 Aide Memoire
Independent evaluation of the Marrakech action plan for statistics : evaluation report (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 96525 Working Paper
Enabling customer empowerment : choice, use, and voice (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 96285 Brief
Russia - Second State Statistical System Development Project (STASYS-2) : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94690 Procurement Plan
Effects of the internet on participation : study of a public policy referendum in Brazil (English)
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FEB 26, 2015 WPS7204 Policy Research Working Paper
Supporting womens agro-enterprises in Africa with ICT : a feasibility study in Zambia and Kenya (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 93077 Working Paper
A practical guide to increasing mining local procurement in West Africa (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 AUS6324 Working Paper French
A practical guide to increasing mining local procurement in West Africa : Guide pratique pour accroître lapprovisionnement local dans le secteur minier en Afrique de lOuest (French)
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FEB 01, 2015 AUS6324 Working Paper English
The internet as a general-purpose technology : firm-level evidence from around the world (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7192 Policy Research Working Paper
Expanding access to early childhood development : using interactive audio instruction (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94010 Working Paper