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High-powered incentives and communication failure (English)

This paper uses a donor-provider-agent framework to study the role of provider incentives for the delivery of developmental goods like aid, credit, or technology transfer to the poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7345 JUN 29, 2015

Mishra,Ajit Kumar; Sarangi,Sudipta

Smart specialization in Croatia : inputs from trade, innovation, and productivity analysis (English)

The report examines recent trends in Croatias in trade, productivity, innovation performance and policy governance framework, to help identify priorities for the development of the countrys Smart Specialization Strategy, which is an ex-ante conditionality for access to the EUs Structural and Investment Funds over the 2014-20 programming period. ... See More +

Publication 97477 JUN 10, 2015

Aprahamian,Arabela Sena [editor]; Correa,Paulo Guilherme [editor]

Colombia - Strengthening the National System of Science, Technology, and Innovation Project : restructuring (English)

The objectives of the Strengthening the National System of Science, Technology, and Innovation Project for Colombia are to strengthen Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation (COLCIENCIAS) capacity to promote human capital for the knowledge economy, research and development (RD) and innovation; and raise awareness of science, technology and innovation in the Colombian society. ... See More +

Project Paper RES18041 JUN 03, 2015

The global opportunity in online outsourcing (English)

Online outsourcing (OO) has become a promising alternative to traditional employment in today’s digital era. It has transformed where, when, and how work is performed. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study ACS14228 JUN 01, 2015

Trust Fund for statistical capacity building, annual progress report : April 1, 2014 - May 25, 2015 (English)

The 2015 Advisory Panel Report noted that the TFSCB has adapted flexibly to new needs. Taking into consideration the broad mandate established by the WB President Jim Kim in his opening remarks at the Annual Meetings in 2012, as well as areas of growth proposed by donors and priorities resulting from the BAPS and from Post 2015 beyond agenda, special emphasis were successfully placed on: (i) making government data more accessible by participating actively in the Bank policy on Open Data Readiness Assessment (ODRA) and Action Plan ; (ii) improving the production and use of gender statistics; (iii) improving the data foundation for measuring sustainable development; (iv) funding innovative approaches; and (v) improving TFSCB’s results focus. ... See More +

Annual Report 96860 MAY 25, 2015

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

Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) : Work program and budget (FY16) and indicative plan (FY17-18) (English)

Independent Evaluation Group (IEG)s strategic directions in FY16-18 respond to significant changes that are underway in the WBG and in the broader development community. ... See More +

Working Paper 97490 MAY 14, 2015

Bangladesh - Second Phase of the National Agriculture Technology Program Project (English)

The objective of the Second Phase of the National Agriculture Technology Program Project for Bangladesh is to increase the agricultural productivity of smallholder farms and improve smallholder farmers’ access to markets in selected districts. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1146 MAY 14, 2015

Kenya - Statistics Program-for-Results Project (English)

Report PID25984 MAY 04, 2015

Yifru,Senait Kassa

Myanmar : telecommunications reform (English)

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Myanmar) is one of the largest and poorest countries in the South East Asian region. The country recently emerged out of 60 years of conflict with run-down infrastructure from years of civil unrest. ... See More +

Brief 96917 MAY 01, 2015

The imperative of skills development for the structural transformation of Sub-Saharan Africa : potential for China-World Bank-Africa collaboration (English)

This paper proposes three ways in which China and the World Bank could collaborate in the area of skills development in Africa, building on the experience of both and recent efforts at collaboration. ... See More +

Working Paper 97838 MAY 01, 2015

Bashir,Sajitha

Skills and jobs : lessons learned and options for collaboration (English)

The accumulation of human capital through the acquisition of knowledge and skills is recognized as central for economic development. ... See More +

Working Paper 96819 MAY 01, 2015

Sanchez Puerta,Maria Laura; Robalino,David A.; Strokova,Victoria; Lord, Nick; Perinet,Mathilde

Statistics for Results Facility Catalytic Fund (SRF-CF) annual report 2015 (English)

The Statistics for Results Facility (SRF) is a multi-donor supported initiative, funded by the United Kingdom and the Netherlands and managed by the World Bank, to increase the level of investment in statistical systems in developing countries and to improve the effectiveness of support from donors. ... See More +

Annual Report 96854 MAY 01, 2015

Report of the twelfth meeting of the Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB) advisory panel (March 9-13, 2015) : making a success story work in the future (English)

An Advisory Panel (AP) was created in 2003 to conduct a yearly technical review of the World Bank Trust Fund Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB) activities and propose recommendations to enhance its operation. ... See More +

Working Paper 96853 APR 22, 2015

Moore,Waltraud Maria Magdalena Johanna; Bodin,Jean-Louis

China - Urban Scale Building Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 96734 APR 15, 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

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High-powered incentives and communication failure (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 WPS7345 Policy Research Working Paper
Smart specialization in Croatia : inputs from trade, innovation, and productivity analysis (English)
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JUN 10, 2015 97477 Publication
Colombia - Strengthening the National System of Science, Technology, and Innovation Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 03, 2015 RES18041 Project Paper
The global opportunity in online outsourcing (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 ACS14228 Other Poverty Study
Trust Fund for statistical capacity building, annual progress report : April 1, 2014 - May 25, 2015 (English)
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MAY 25, 2015 96860 Annual Report
Agricultural technology choice and transport (English)
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MAY 18, 2015 WPS7272 Policy Research Working Paper
Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) : Work program and budget (FY16) and indicative plan (FY17-18) (English)
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MAY 14, 2015 97490 Working Paper
Bangladesh - Second Phase of the National Agriculture Technology Program Project (English)
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MAY 14, 2015 PAD1146 Project Appraisal Document
Kenya - Statistics Program-for-Results Project (English)
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MAY 04, 2015 PID25984 Report
Myanmar : telecommunications reform (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96917 Brief
The imperative of skills development for the structural transformation of Sub-Saharan Africa : potential for China-World Bank-Africa collaboration (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 97838 Working Paper
Skills and jobs : lessons learned and options for collaboration (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96819 Working Paper
Statistics for Results Facility Catalytic Fund (SRF-CF) annual report 2015 (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96854 Annual Report
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
Report of the twelfth meeting of the Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB) advisory panel (March 9-13, 2015) : making a success story work in the future (English)
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APR 22, 2015 96853 Working Paper
China - Urban Scale Building Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 15, 2015 96734 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