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Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (February 2016) (English)

This Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program covers FY16 Q3, FY16 Q4, and updated reports and other documents to be circulated for information. ... See More +

Board Report 103211 FEB 01, 2016

On the effects of enforcement on illegal markets : evidence from a quasi-experiment in Colombia (English)

This paper studies the effects of enforcement on illegal behavior in the context of a large aerial spraying program designed to curb coca cultivation in Colombia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7409 SEP 02, 2015

Mejía,Daniel; Restrepo,Pascual; Rozo,Sandra V.

Bangladesh - Ghorashal Unit 4 Repowering Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 5) : Emergency response and disaster mangement plan (English)

The purpose of the Ghorashal Unit 4 Repowering Project for Bangladesh is to re-power unit 4 (installed capacity of 210 MW) of GPS. The project involves the re-powering of the current steam plant with a more efficient combined cycle technology. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1208 JUL 01, 2015

Kim,Boonsri Prasertwaree

Africa - East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Environmental and social impact assessment for the proposed construction of one storey laboratory building at St. Benedict’s Referral hospital, Ndanda, Masasi district, Mtwara, Tanzania (English)

The development objective of the East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project for Burundi is to establish a network of efficient, high quality, accessible public health laboratories for the diagnosis and surveillance of tuberculosis and other communicable diseases. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1139 JUN 01, 2015

Elephant crime intelligence system assessment (English)

This assessment concludes that individual nations as well as regional and transnational organizations now have severely limited to nonexistent capacities to effectively respond to growing threat levels. ... See More +

Other Environmental Study 94471 MAR 01, 2015

Fahlman,Robert C; Magrath,William B.

Towards better infrastructure : conditions, constraints, and opportunities in financing public-private partnerships - evidence from Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal (English)

The study is structured around the most inhibiting constraints to developing PPPs, as shared by all six countries. Section one provides a brief background of the infrastructure needs in the sample countries and outlines the current scope of PPP transactions; section two examines the sources of financing for PPPs, domestic and foreign, with a particular focus on domestic sources; section three explores the supporting legislative, regulatory, and institutional environment for PPPs; section four addresses issues connected with the importance of developing a sound pipeline of PPP projects; and section five tackles the importance of managing the increased government fiscal commitments that are commonly coupled with PPPs. ... See More +

Publication 99103 JAN 01, 2015

Shendy,Riham M. E.; Kaplan,Zachary A.; Mousley,Peter J.

Laboratory professionals in Africa : the backbone of quality diagnostics (English)

Laboratories have historically been under supported in developing country health systems resulting in poor quality diagnosis and inadequate disease surveillance. ... See More +

Working Paper 92728 NOV 01, 2014

Schneidman, Miriam; Dacombe, Russell J.; Carter, Jane

Avoiding crime in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

An Enterprise Survey is a firm-level survey of a representative sample of an economy’s private sector. The surveys cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, competition, corruption, crime, gender, infrastructure, innovation, labor, performance measures, and trade. ... See More +

Brief 92284 AUG 01, 2014

Suspending suspicious transactions (English)

According to World Bank and Egmont Group data, the financial intelligence units (FIUs) in at least 79 jurisdictions are authorized to postpone suspicious transactions related to money laundering, associated predicate offenses, terrorist financing, and or other criminal offenses. ... See More +

Publication 89063 JUN 19, 2014

Stroligo, Klaudijo; Intscher, Horst; Davis-Crockwell, Susan

From mountains to valleys : an alternative approach to emergency evacuation strategies in Haiti (English)

This issue focuses on emergency evacaution strategies for the people of Haiti. The country ranks as one of the countries with the highest exposure to multiple natural hazards in the world, with 96 percent of Haitians currently living at risk. ... See More +

Brief 88660 MAY 01, 2014

French

From mountains to valleys : an alternative approach to emergency evacuation strategies in Haiti : Des montagnes aux vallees : une autre approche des strategies d'evacuation d'urgence en Haiti (French)

This issue focuses on emergency evacaution strategies for the people of Haiti. The country ranks as one of the countries with the highest exposure to multiple natural hazards in the world, with 96 percent of Haitians currently living at risk. ... See More +

Brief 88660 MAY 01, 2014

English

Disseminating and using student assessment information in The Gambia (Russian)

The Gambia has shifted the focus of its education reforms from school attendance to student learning. This shift came with a stronger assessment system to measure learning. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 85711 JAN 01, 2014

Senghor, Ousmane English

Romania - Enhanced spatial planning as a precondition for sustainable urban development : Full report (English)

This report provides an analysis of the spatial planning system in Romania and suggests ways in which it can be improved. Romania has recently experienced a proliferation of plans, strategies, and policies developed at all administrative levels. ... See More +

Working Paper 84322 DEC 26, 2013

Ionescu-Heroiu, Marcel; Neagu, Marina; Taralunga, Nicolae; Ortiz, Pedro; Petrovici, Norbert; Moldovan, Ciprian; Panescu, Eugen Romanian

Romania - Enhanced spatial planning as a precondition for sustainable urban development : Raport complet (Romanian)

This report provides an analysis of the spatial planning system in Romania and suggests ways in which it can be improved. Romania has recently experienced a proliferation of plans, strategies, and policies developed at all administrative levels. ... See More +

Working Paper 84322 DEC 26, 2013

Ionescu-Heroiu, Marcel; Neagu, Marina; Taralunga, Nicolae; Ortiz, Pedro; Petrovici, Norbert; Moldovan, Ciprian; Panescu, Eugen English

Romania - Enhanced spatial planning as a precondition for sustainable urban development (Vol. 2) : Summary report (English)

This report provides an analysis of the spatial planning system in Romania and suggests ways in which it can be improved. Romania has recently experienced a proliferation of plans, strategies, and policies developed at all administrative levels. ... See More +

Working Paper 84322 DEC 25, 2013

Ionescu-Heroiu, Marcel; Neagu, Marina; Taralunga, Nicolae; Ortiz, Pedro; Petrovici, Norbert; Moldovan, Ciprian; Panescu, Eugen Romanian

Romania - Enhanced spatial planning as a precondition for sustainable urban development (Vol. 2) : Raportul sumar (Romanian)

This report provides an analysis of the spatial planning system in Romania and suggests ways in which it can be improved. Romania has recently experienced a proliferation of plans, strategies, and policies developed at all administrative levels. ... See More +

Working Paper 84322 DEC 25, 2013

Ionescu-Heroiu, Marcel; Neagu, Marina; Taralunga, Nicolae; Ortiz, Pedro; Petrovici, Norbert; Moldovan, Ciprian; Panescu, Eugen English

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

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

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sava Waterway Rehabilitation Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 4) : 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

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Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (February 2016) (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103211 Board Report
On the effects of enforcement on illegal markets : evidence from a quasi-experiment in Colombia (English)
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SEP 02, 2015 WPS7409 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh - Ghorashal Unit 4 Repowering Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 5) : Emergency response and disaster mangement plan (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 SFG1208 Environmental Assessment
Africa - East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Environmental and social impact assessment for the proposed construction of one storey laboratory building at St. Benedict’s Referral hospital, Ndanda, Masasi district, Mtwara, Tanzania (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 SFG1139 Environmental Assessment
Elephant crime intelligence system assessment (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94471 Other Environmental Study
Towards better infrastructure : conditions, constraints, and opportunities in financing public-private partnerships - evidence from Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 99103 Publication
Laboratory professionals in Africa : the backbone of quality diagnostics (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 92728 Working Paper
Avoiding crime in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 92284 Brief
Suspending suspicious transactions (English)
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JUN 19, 2014 89063 Publication
Azerbaijan - Judicial Modernization Project : procurement plan (Vol. 2) : Procurement plan for component five : project management (English)
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MAY 16, 2014 88745 Procurement Plan
From mountains to valleys : an alternative approach to emergency evacuation strategies in Haiti (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88660 Brief French
From mountains to valleys : an alternative approach to emergency evacuation strategies in Haiti : Des montagnes aux vallees : une autre approche des strategies d'evacuation d'urgence en Haiti (French)
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MAY 01, 2014 88660 Brief English
Disseminating and using student assessment information in The Gambia (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2014 85711 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Romania - Enhanced spatial planning as a precondition for sustainable urban development : Full report (English)
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DEC 26, 2013 84322 Working Paper Romanian
Romania - Enhanced spatial planning as a precondition for sustainable urban development : Raport complet (Romanian)
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DEC 26, 2013 84322 Working Paper English
Romania - Enhanced spatial planning as a precondition for sustainable urban development (Vol. 2) : Summary report (English)
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DEC 25, 2013 84322 Working Paper Romanian
Romania - Enhanced spatial planning as a precondition for sustainable urban development (Vol. 2) : Raportul sumar (Romanian)
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DEC 25, 2013 84322 Working Paper English
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
Crime and growth convergence : evidence from Mexico (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6730 Policy Research Working Paper
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sava Waterway Rehabilitation Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 4) : Standard for mine clearance and explosive ordnance disposal operations (English)
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OCT 07, 2013 E4213 Environmental Assessment