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Prioritizing infrastructure investment : a framework for government decision making (English)

Governments must decide how to allocate limited resources for infrastructure development, particularly since financing gaps have been projected for the coming decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7674 MAY 13, 2016

Marcelo Gordillo,Darwin; Mandri-Perrott,Xavier Cledan; House,Ruth Schuyler; Schwartz,Jordan Z. Disclosed

Bangladesh - Weather and Climate Services Regional Project (English)

The development objective of the Weather and Climate Services Regional Project for Bangladesh is to strengthen Bangladesh’s capacity to deliver reliable weather, water, and climate information services and improve access to such services by priority sectors and communities. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1414 MAY 13, 2016

Disclosed

Skill use, skill deficits, and firm performance in formal sector enterprises : evidence from the Tanzania enterprise skills survey, 2015 (English)

Inadequacies in Tanzania's education and training systems compromise the quality of workforce skills, giving rise to skill shortages, and constraining the operations and growth of formal sector firms in the country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7672 MAY 12, 2016

Tan,Hong W.; Bashir,Sajitha; Tanaka,Nobuyuki Disclosed

Will digital technologies transform agriculture in developing countries ? (English)

Mobile phones and the internet have significantly affected practically all sectors of the economy, and agriculture is no exception. Building on a recent World Bank flagship report, this paper introduces a concise framework for describing the main benefits from new information and communications technologies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7669 MAY 11, 2016

Deichmann,Uwe; Goyal,Aparajita; Mishra,Deepak K. Disclosed

Access to information annual report FY 2015 and five year retrospective (English)

In fiscal year (FY) 2015, the World Bank continued to maximize the public’s access to information in its possession and to encourage improved aid transparency across the development community. ... See More +

Annual Report 105102 APR 20, 2016

George,Hannah Grace; Allen,Frances M.; Levy Molner,Davinia; Tepedino,Isabel Disclosed

Greenhouse gas data management : building systems for corporate and facility-level reporting (English)

The guidance provided in this document is not intended to be applied identically in all jurisdictions; instead, it provides an overview of all significant decision points and allows regulators and program administrators to select the information and steps that are most relevant to their specific circumstances and objectives. ... See More +

Publication 104986 APR 19, 2016

Rosenheim, David; Carr,James Alexander; Jorns, Jenna; Hedger, Toby Mandel; Harris,Deborah J.; Boland, Claire; Andrews, Sabrina; Pelt, Marian Van Disclosed

Transforming markets through competition : new developments and recent trends in competition advocacy (English)

This publication provides an assessment of new developments and recent trends on competition advocacy based on an innovative and comprehensive conceptual framework that builds on practical implementation by authorities across jurisdictions. ... See More +

Working Paper 104806 APR 13, 2016

Goodwin,Tanja K.; Martinez Licetti,Martha Disclosed

Competition makes IT better : evidence on when firms use it more effectively (English)

This paper uses a unique firm-level data set for Mexico, with information never used for research before, to assess how use of information technology (IT henceforth) influences firm performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7638 APR 13, 2016

Iacovone,Leonardo; Pereira Lopez,Mariana De La Paz; Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias Disclosed

Economic structural change as an option for mitigating the impacts of climate change (English)

Improving the resilience of the economy in the face of uncertain climate change damages involves irreversible investments to scale up new technologies that are less vulnerable to the effects of climate change. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7637 APR 13, 2016

Golub,Alexander Alexandrovich; Toman,Michael A. Disclosed

ICT use, competitive pressures and firm performance in Mexico (English)

This paper presents a set of stylized facts on the relation between information and communications technology (ICT) use, firm performance, and competition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7629 APR 11, 2016

Iacovone,Leonardo; Pereira Lopez,Mariana De La Paz; Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias Disclosed

Uganda - Millennium Science Initiative Project (English)

Ratings for the Millennium Science Initiative Project for Uganda were as follows: outcome was moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was significant, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Project Performance Assessment Report 102970 APR 07, 2016

Disclosed

Inventor diasporas and the internationalization of technology (English)

This paper documents the influence of diaspora networks of highly-skilled individuals -- that is, inventors -- on international technological collaborations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7619 APR 04, 2016

Miguelez,Ernest Disclosed

Digital government 2020 : prospects for Russia : Цифровое правительство 2020 : перспективы для Pоссии (Russian)

Governments around the world are facing a double challenge. Their citizens are expecting everhigher standards of service and want to be able to interact with the government online as easily as they do with banks and Internet commerce companies. ... See More +

Working Paper 105318 APR 01, 2016

Petrov,Oleg V.; Bunchuk,Mikhail; Stott,Andrew Charles; Hohlov,Yuri English Disclosed

India - Skills Training for Employability Leveraging Public Private Partnership Operation Project (English)

Program Information Document PIDC62774 MAR 28, 2016

Ram Dass,Ajay Disclosed

Ghana - Statistics Development Program Project : restructuring (English)

The project development objective of the Statistics Development Program for Ghana is to strengthen the National Statistical System in the production and dissemination of timely and robust statistics relevant for evidence-based policy-making and other uses. ... See More +

Project Paper RES21214 MAR 22, 2016

Kwawukume,Smile Disclosed

Strengthening national hydrometeorological services through cascading forecasting : investing for sustainability and impact across global, regional, and national centers (English)

Low-income countries' hydrometeorological services often face considerable constraints in delivering the information needed to effectively drive early warning and climate adaptation, which, if improved, could generate socioeconomic benefits of about US$1.4 billion per year. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7609 MAR 18, 2016

Kull,Daniel Werner; Graessle,Corinne; Aryan,Barzin Disclosed

Tunisia - Tertiary Education for Employability Project : Tunisie - Projet enseignement supérieur pour l’employabilité (English)

Project Information Document PIDA34556 MAR 14, 2016

NinaArnhold Disclosed

Waemu - Regional Program to Harmonize and Modernize Living Conditions Surveys Project (English)

The development objective of the Regional Program to Harmonize and Modernize Living Conditions Surveys Project for West African Economic and Monetary Union (Waemu) is to support the WAEMU Commission at strengthening the capacity of its member countries to conduct living conditions surveys that meet harmonized, regional standards, and to make the collected micro-data publicly accessible. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1613 MAR 08, 2016

Disclosed

Leveraging technology to improve service delivery in the justice sector in South Korea (English)

Korea Issue no. 10: Since the late 1970s and the introduction of modern information technology (IT) in the justice sector, the development and implementation of IT solutions has become one of most important tools utilized by judiciaries for providing more efficient and effective services and improving court performance. ... See More +

Brief 104144 MAR 01, 2016

Gramckow,Heike P.; Ebeid,Omniah Disclosed

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Prioritizing infrastructure investment : a framework for government decision making (English)
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MAY 13, 2016 WPS7674 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh - Weather and Climate Services Regional Project (English)
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MAY 13, 2016 PAD1414 Project Appraisal Document
Skill use, skill deficits, and firm performance in formal sector enterprises : evidence from the Tanzania enterprise skills survey, 2015 (English)
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MAY 12, 2016 WPS7672 Policy Research Working Paper
Will digital technologies transform agriculture in developing countries ? (English)
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MAY 11, 2016 WPS7669 Policy Research Working Paper
Access to information annual report FY 2015 and five year retrospective (English)
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APR 20, 2016 105102 Annual Report
Greenhouse gas data management : building systems for corporate and facility-level reporting (English)
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APR 19, 2016 104986 Publication
Transforming markets through competition : new developments and recent trends in competition advocacy (English)
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APR 13, 2016 104806 Working Paper
Competition makes IT better : evidence on when firms use it more effectively (English)
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APR 13, 2016 WPS7638 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic structural change as an option for mitigating the impacts of climate change (English)
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APR 13, 2016 WPS7637 Policy Research Working Paper
ICT use, competitive pressures and firm performance in Mexico (English)
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APR 11, 2016 WPS7629 Policy Research Working Paper
Uganda - Millennium Science Initiative Project (English)
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APR 07, 2016 102970 Project Performance Assessment Report
Inventor diasporas and the internationalization of technology (English)
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APR 04, 2016 WPS7619 Policy Research Working Paper
Digital government 2020 : prospects for Russia : Цифровое правительство 2020 : перспективы для Pоссии (Russian)
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APR 01, 2016 105318 Working Paper English
Benin - e-Learning Project : explore the potential of online education in Benin : Bénin - Projet eLearning : explorer le potentiel de la formation en ligne au Bénin (French)
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APR 01, 2016 105888 Working Paper
India - Skills Training for Employability Leveraging Public Private Partnership Operation Project (English)
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MAR 28, 2016 PIDC62774 Program Information Document
Ghana - Statistics Development Program Project : restructuring (English)
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MAR 22, 2016 RES21214 Project Paper
Strengthening national hydrometeorological services through cascading forecasting : investing for sustainability and impact across global, regional, and national centers (English)
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MAR 18, 2016 WPS7609 Policy Research Working Paper
Tunisia - Tertiary Education for Employability Project : Tunisie - Projet enseignement supérieur pour l’employabilité (English)
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MAR 14, 2016 PIDA34556 Project Information Document
Waemu - Regional Program to Harmonize and Modernize Living Conditions Surveys Project (English)
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MAR 08, 2016 PAD1613 Project Appraisal Document
Leveraging technology to improve service delivery in the justice sector in South Korea (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104144 Brief