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Crime and growth convergence : evidence from Mexico (English)

Scholars have often argued that crime deters growth, but the empirical literature assessing such effect is scarce. By exploiting cross-municipality income and crime data for Mexico -- a country that experienced a high increase in crime rates over the past decade -- this study circumvents two of the most common problems faced by researchers in this area. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6730 DEC 01, 2013

Enamorado, Ted; Lopez-Calva, Luis F.; Rodriguez-Castelan, Carlos

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

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

Group versus individual liability : long term evidence from Philippines microcredit lending groups (English)

This brief summarizes the group versus individual liability: long term evidence from Philippines microcredit lending groups for the period 2004-2008. ... See More +

Brief 81337 AUG 14, 2013

Gine, Xavier; Karlan, Dean

Evacuation center management (English)

A mega disaster will result in an enormous number of evacuees staying in evacuation center for a significantly long time. This note describes how Japan managed its evacuation centers after the Great East Japan earthquake. ... See More +

Brief 80059 JAN 01, 2013

Keicho, Toshiaki

Risk assessment and hazard mapping (English)

Hazard and risk assessments are the crucial first step in disaster risk management (DRM) and the basis for formulating DRM policies. They must take into account worst-case scenarios in the event of the largest possible hazard, while recognizing that hazard assessments of earthquakes and tsunamis will always have their limitations and associated uncertainties. ... See More +

Brief 80070 JAN 01, 2013

Sagara, Junko; Saito, Keiko

Risk communication (English)

Risk communication is an important component of disaster risk management (DRM) because it shapes people's perceptions of risk and influences their actions with respect to disaster preparedness and disaster response. ... See More +

Brief 80072 JAN 01, 2013

Shaw, Rajib; Takeuchi, Yukiko; Matsuura, Shohei; Saito, Keiko

Liberia - Public expenditure review note : meeting the challenges of the UNMIL security transition (English)

A history of poor governance culminated in nearly fifteen years (1989-2003) of brutal conflict that destroyed lives, key institutions and infrastructure, and brought the Liberian economy to a halt. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 71009 JAN 01, 2013

India - Second Technical/Engineering Education Quality Improvement Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 76031 OCT 29, 2012

Evacuation (English)

Community evacuation measures should be the centerpiece of disaster risk management (DRM) systems. Because the Sanriku region has suffered from frequent tsunamis, its local communities have passed their knowledge from generation to generation, mainly by constructing commemorative monuments and by conducting education and drills. ... See More +

Brief 79368 SEP 01, 2012

Arakida, Masaru; Ishiwatari, Mikio

Risk assessment and hazard mapping (English)

Hazard and risk assessments are the crucial first step in disaster risk management (DRM) and the basis for formulating DRM policies. They must take into account worst-case scenarios in the event of the largest possible hazard, while recognizing that hazard assessments of earthquakes and tsunamis will always have their limitations and associated uncertainties. ... See More +

Brief 79387 SEP 01, 2012

Sagara, Junko; Saito, Keiko

Tsunami and earthquake warning systems (English)

Warning systems can mitigate the damage caused by tsunamis and other natural events, and prevent the loss of human life and properties. Countermeasures, such as evacuations to higher ground and the stopping of trains, depend on getting the right information and disseminating it in a timely manner. ... See More +

Brief 79366 SEP 01, 2012

Ishiwatari, Mikio

Evacuation center management (English)

A mega disaster will result in an enormous number of evacuees staying in evacuation center for a significantly long time. This note describes how Japan managed its evacuation centers after the Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE). ... See More +

Brief 79377 SEP 01, 2012

Keicho, Toshiaki

Risk communication (English)

Risk communication is an important component of disaster risk management (DRM) because it shapes people's perceptions of risk and influences their actions with respect to disaster preparedness and disaster response. ... See More +

Brief 79390 SEP 01, 2012

Matsuura, Shohei; Shaw, Rajib; Takeuchi, Yukiko; Saito, Keiko

Strategies for managing low-probability, high-impact events (English)

Every country should develop strategies for managing low-probability, high-impact extreme events-strategies that reflect their own as well as global experiences with mega-disasters. ... See More +

Brief 79398 SEP 01, 2012

Hiroki, Kenzo

Vanuatu - Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 72279 AUG 13, 2012

Why follow the leader ? collective action, credible commitment and conflict (English)

Most analyses of conflict assume that conflicting groups act in a unitary fashion. This assumption is often violated: to reduce their risk of replacement, group leaders prevent both group members and soldiers from acting collectively, making it difficult for leaders to make credible commitments to them. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6179 AUG 01, 2012

Keefer, Philip

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Crime and growth convergence : evidence from Mexico (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6730 Policy Research Working Paper
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
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
Group versus individual liability : long term evidence from Philippines microcredit lending groups (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81337 Brief
India - National Vector Borne Disease Control and Polio Eradication Support Project : procurement plan for the year 2013 (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 80536 Procurement Plan
Evacuation center management (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 80059 Brief
Risk assessment and hazard mapping (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 80070 Brief
Risk communication (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 80072 Brief
Liberia - Public expenditure review note : meeting the challenges of the UNMIL security transition (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 71009 Public Expenditure Review
India - Vocational Training Improvement Project : procurement plan (Vol. 12 of 19) : Procurement plan for Hamirpur (English)
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OCT 29, 2012 75887 Procurement Plan
India - Second Technical/Engineering Education Quality Improvement Project : procurement plan (English)
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OCT 29, 2012 76031 Procurement Plan
India - National Vector Borne Disease Control and Polio Eradication Support Project : procurement plan for the year 2012-2013 (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 72382 Procurement Plan
Evacuation (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 79368 Brief
Risk assessment and hazard mapping (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 79387 Brief
Tsunami and earthquake warning systems (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 79366 Brief
Evacuation center management (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 79377 Brief
Risk communication (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 79390 Brief
Strategies for managing low-probability, high-impact events (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 79398 Brief
Vanuatu - Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction Project (English)
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AUG 13, 2012 72279 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Why follow the leader ? collective action, credible commitment and conflict (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 WPS6179 Policy Research Working Paper