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Kenya - Additional Financing for the Regional Communications Infrastructure Program Transparency and Communications Infrastructure Project : restructuring (English)

The objectives of the Additional Financing for the Regional Communications Infrastructure Program Kenya Transparency and Communications Infrastructure Project are to: (i) contribute to lower prices for international capacity and extend the geographic reach of broadband networks, and (ii) contribute to improved Government efficiency and transparency through e-government applications. ... See More +

Project Paper 85495 MAR 04, 2014

The state of STEM research in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related research output and impact are related to a region’s long-run economic development. 2) The overall publication output by Sub-Saharan Africa has increased over the past ten years, but not all subregions have grown at the same pace. 3) While relative output in the Health Sciences has increased, relative output in the Physical Sciences/STEM has been stagnant. 4) The impact of research in the Health Sciences is much greater than that in Physical Sciences/STEM, even after controlling for differences in citation norms. 5) Science is an international enterprise, and research collaboration is an important driver of success. ... See More +

Brief 86061 MAR 01, 2014

French

The state of STEM research in Sub-Saharan Africa : Situation de la recherche dans les STIM en Afrique subsaharienne (French)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related research output and impact are related to a region’s long-run economic development. 2) The overall publication output by Sub-Saharan Africa has increased over the past ten years, but not all subregions have grown at the same pace. 3) While relative output in the Health Sciences has increased, relative output in the Physical Sciences/STEM has been stagnant. 4) The impact of research in the Health Sciences is much greater than that in Physical Sciences/STEM, even after controlling for differences in citation norms. 5) Science is an international enterprise, and research collaboration is an important driver of success. ... See More +

Brief 86061 MAR 01, 2014

English

China - Economic Transformation and Institutional Capacity Building Project : Environmental assessment (English)

The development objective of the Economic Transformation and Institutional Capacity Building Project for China is to guide compliance with safeguards policies related to environment and social impacts during the implementation of subprojects to ensure that environmental and social issues are adequately considered during subproject implementation. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4495 MAR 01, 2014

Chinese

Rwanda - Additional Financing for the Second Emergency Demobilization and Reintegration Project (English)

Project Information Document 84952 FEB 11, 2014

Vietnam - New Model University Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 85879 JAN 27, 2014

Open data for resilience initiative : field guide (English)

Credible information about risk is an essential element of Disaster Risk Management (DRM). Thousands of times each year, disasters reveal decisions about how to apply this information to the management of risk. ... See More +

Working Paper 86186 JAN 01, 2014

Crowley, John

Access to information annual report FY 2013 : moving forward transparency and accountability (English)

On June 30, 2013, the World Bank completed the third year of implementing its landmark policy on Access to Information (AI policy). In this third year, which covers the fiscal year period of July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013 (FY 2013), the public made in excess of one million visits to the World Bank's Documents and Reports database, viewed more than 6.6 million pages and downloaded more than one million files. ... See More +

Board Report 83420 DEC 17, 2013

Lui, Lisa; Miranda, Patricia

Kosovo - Statistical and analytical capacity building : completion memo (English)

Since 2006, the World Bank has employed a programmatic and sub-regional approach to poverty focused analytical and policy work in the Western Balkans (comprising Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia). ... See More +

Working Paper ACS7828 DEC 03, 2013

ICT for data collection and monitoring and evaluation : opportunities and guidance on mobile applications for forest and agricultural sectors (English)

Tracking progress in sustainable agriculture and forest management is challenging: distances are long, populations are sparse, interventions range from policies to crop and livestock practices, and the voice of the farmer is critical for success. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 83305 DEC 01, 2013

Belden , Cory; Surya, Priya; Goyal, Aparajita; Pruuden, Peeter; Etulain, Troy; Bothwell, Carol; Figueres, Caroline; Kelly, Tim; Pidatala, Krishna

Evidence gap maps -- a tool for promoting evidence-informed policy and prioritizing future research : Evidence gap maps - a tool for promoting evidence-informed policy and prioritizing future research (English)

Evidence-gap maps present a new addition to the tools available to support evidence-informed policy making. Evidence-gap maps are thematic evidence collections covering a range of issues such as maternal health, HIV/AIDS, and agriculture. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6725 DEC 01, 2013

Snilstveit, Birte; Vojtkova, Martina; Bhavsar, Ami; Gaarder, Marie

Outcomes, opportunity and development : why unequal opportunities and not outcomes hinder economic development (English)

This paper studies the relationship between inequality of opportunity and development outcomes in a cross-country setting. Scholars have long debated the impact of inequality on growth, development, and the quality of institutions in a society. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6735 DEC 01, 2013

Molina, Ezequiel; Narayan, Ambar; Saavedra-Chanduvi, Jaime

Access to information survey 2013 (English)

During the period of July - October 2013, the World Bank conducted its third annual Access to Information (AI) survey. This survey sought to obtain public feedback that could help the institution assess the public's satisfaction with the Bank's AI systems and processes, and identify opportunities to improve. ... See More +

Working Paper 84523 OCT 31, 2013

Lui, Lisa; Jones, Karen

Cote d'Ivoire - Additional Financing for the Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance Project (English)

Project Information Document 83871 OCT 16, 2013

Gabon - Fourth Adaptable Program Loan (APL4) for the Central African Backbone Project : environmental and social management plan (Vol. 6 of 6) : Plan d'action de reinstallation (PAR) (French)

The Fourth Adaptable Program Loan (APL4) for Central African Backbone Project of Gabon main objective is to contribute to extend the geographic coverage and use of the services of the regional broadband telecommunications network and to reduce their prices in the Republic of Gabon. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E2925 OCT 10, 2013

Faye, Mbaye Mbengue; Diedhiou, Mamadou; Ndoye, Moustapha; Mbourou, Clair; Mounganda, Magloire-Desire; Mikala, Rufin

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sava Waterway Rehabilitation Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 4 of 10) : Standard for mine clearance and explosive ordnance disposal operations (English)

The objective of the Sava Waterway Rehabilitation Project for Bosnia and Herzegovina is to improve the operational performance and safety of commercial and leisure vessels on the Sava River, thereby contributing to improved utilization of the river ports. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4213 OCT 07, 2013

Can e-filing reduce tax compliance costs in developing countries ? (English)

The purpose of this study is to investigate the association between electronic filing (e-filing) and the total tax compliance costs incurred by small and medium size businesses in developing countries, based on survey data from South Africa, Ukraine, and Nepal. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6647 OCT 01, 2013

Yilmaz, Fatih; Coolidge, Jacqueline

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Morocco - Second and Third Phase of the Noor Concentrated Solar Power Project : environmental assessment : Plan de Gestion Environnementale et Sociale (PGES) (French)
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MAR 19, 2014 E4489 Environmental Assessment
Haiti - Cultural Heritage Preservation and Tourism Sector Development Support in the North of Haiti Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3 of 4) : Cadre fonctionnel pour la gestion du Parc National Historique Citadelle, sans Souci, Ramiers (French)
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MAR 13, 2014 E4391 Environmental Assessment
Kenya - Additional Financing for the Regional Communications Infrastructure Program Transparency and Communications Infrastructure Project : restructuring (English)
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MAR 04, 2014 85495 Project Paper
The state of STEM research in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86061 Brief French
The state of STEM research in Sub-Saharan Africa : Situation de la recherche dans les STIM en Afrique subsaharienne (French)
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MAR 01, 2014 86061 Brief English
China - Economic Transformation and Institutional Capacity Building Project : Environmental assessment (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 E4495 Environmental Assessment Chinese
Rwanda - Additional Financing for the Second Emergency Demobilization and Reintegration Project (English)
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FEB 11, 2014 84952 Project Information Document
Vietnam - New Model University Project : procurement plan (English)
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JAN 27, 2014 85879 Procurement Plan
Open data for resilience initiative : field guide (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 86186 Working Paper
Access to information annual report FY 2013 : moving forward transparency and accountability (English)
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DEC 17, 2013 83420 Board Report
Haiti - Cultural Heritage Preservation and Tourism Sector Development Support in the North of Haiti Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2 of 4) : Plan de gestion environnementale (French)
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DEC 05, 2013 E4391 Environmental Assessment
Kosovo - Statistical and analytical capacity building : completion memo (English)
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DEC 03, 2013 ACS7828 Working Paper
ICT for data collection and monitoring and evaluation : opportunities and guidance on mobile applications for forest and agricultural sectors (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 83305 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Evidence gap maps -- a tool for promoting evidence-informed policy and prioritizing future research : Evidence gap maps - a tool for promoting evidence-informed policy and prioritizing future research (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6725 Policy Research Working Paper
Outcomes, opportunity and development : why unequal opportunities and not outcomes hinder economic development (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6735 Policy Research Working Paper
Access to information survey 2013 (English)
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OCT 31, 2013 84523 Working Paper
Cote d'Ivoire - Additional Financing for the Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance Project (English)
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OCT 16, 2013 83871 Project Information Document
Gabon - Fourth Adaptable Program Loan (APL4) for the Central African Backbone Project : environmental and social management plan (Vol. 6 of 6) : Plan d'action de reinstallation (PAR) (French)
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OCT 10, 2013 E2925 Environmental Assessment
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sava Waterway Rehabilitation Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 4 of 10) : Standard for mine clearance and explosive ordnance disposal operations (English)
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OCT 07, 2013 E4213 Environmental Assessment
Can e-filing reduce tax compliance costs in developing countries ? (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6647 Policy Research Working Paper