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Socioeconomic resilience : multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries (English)

This paper presents a model to assess the socioeconomic resilience to natural disasters of an economy, defined as its capacity to mitigate the impact of disaster-related asset losses on welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7886 NOV 14, 2016

Hallegatte,Stephane; Bangalore,Mook; Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille Disclosed

Serbia - First Public Expenditure and Public Utilities Development Policy Loan Project (English)

Program Information Document 110223 OCT 31, 2016

Disclosed

Casting the tax net wider : experimental evidence from Costa Rica (English)

The majority of firms in developing countries are informal, and encouraging them to register with the tax authority has proven challenging and costly. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7850 OCT 05, 2016

Brockmeyer,Anne; Hernandez,Marco; Kettle,Stewart; Smith,Spencer Douglas Disclosed

Dynamic relationship between corruption and youth unemployment : empirical evidences from a system GMM approach (English)

This paper addresses the causal relationship between corruption and youth unemployment from two different perspectives. The discussion starts by asking how the corruption practices within government institutions that encourage the payment of bribes to access the job opportunities contribute to reducing the efficiency of the resources (labor force) allocations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7842 SEP 29, 2016

Bouzid,Bechir Naier Disclosed

Colombia - First Programmatic Territorial Development Policy Loan Project (English)

Program Information Document 108877 SEP 20, 2016

Disclosed

Predicting project outcomes : a simple methodology for predictions based on project ratings (English)

The downgrading of projects at the closing from moderately satisfactory to moderately unsatisfactory has been a persistent problem in the World Bank and a particular problem in the World Bank's East Asia and Pacific region since 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7800 AUG 22, 2016

Blanc,Marc; Esmail,Talib B. K.; Mascarell,Caroline; Rodriguez,Joseph Rukshan Disclosed

Bangladesh - Third Local Governance Support Project : indigenous peoples plan : Small ethnic group planning framework (English)

The development objective of the Third Local Governance Support Project for Bangladesh is to ensure that infrastructure and other schemes undertaken by LGD and Union Parishad (UPs)/Pourasabhas and funded by block grants do not adversely affect Small Ethnic Group (SEG) and that they receive culturally compatible social and economic benefits. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG2587 AUG 01, 2016

Chen,Michelle Lisa Disclosed

Afghanistan - Citizens’ Charter Afghanistan Project (CCAP) : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)

The development objective of the Citizens’ Charter Afghanistan Project (CCAP) is to improve service delivery through strengthened Community Development Councils and Clusters. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG2396 AUG 01, 2016

Aslan,Hamayon Disclosed

Sierra Leone - Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Governance Reform and Growth Grant Projects (English)

The Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Governance Reform and Growth Grant Projects of Sierra Leone had a moderately satisfactory outcome. The program's development objective was to improve the allocation and efficiency of public spending to support poverty reduction, to strengthen domestic resource mobilization and management, and to increase public sector reforms. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3645 JUL 25, 2016

Disclosed

Exposure to floods, climate change, and poverty in Vietnam (English)

With 70 percent of its population living in coastal areas and low-lying deltas, Vietnam is exposed to many natural hazards, including river and coastal flooding. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7765 JUL 25, 2016

Bangalore,Mook; Smith,Andrew; Veldkamp,Ted Disclosed

If politics is the problem, how can external actors be part of the solution ? (English)

Despite a large body of research and evidence on the policies and institutions needed to generate growth and reduce poverty, many governments fail to adopt these policies or establish the institutions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7761 JUL 25, 2016

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Khemani,Stuti Disclosed

A comparative analysis of subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region (English)

The paper compares the distribution of energy and food subsidies across households and the impact of subsidy reforms on household welfare in the Middle East and North Africa region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7755 JUL 20, 2016

Araar,Abdelkrim; Verme,Paolo Disclosed

Subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region : a review (English)

The paper takes stock of eight country studies and a cross-country analysis to review the experience with subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa region between 2010 and 2014. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7754 JUL 20, 2016

Verme,Paolo Disclosed

India - Skills Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement Project (STRIVE) (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 106769 JUL 05, 2016

Disclosed

Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Public Expenditure Policy-based Guarantee Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14950 JUN 30, 2016

Disclosed

Madagascar - Integrated Growth Poles Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14941 JUN 30, 2016

Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Competitiveness, Transparency and Fiscal Sustainability Development Policy Financing (English)

This program document describes the Development Policy Financing (DPF) operation to theDemocratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as a stand‐alone single tranche operation for an amount of US 100 million dollar. ... See More +

Program Document 106719 JUN 30, 2016

Disclosed

Mozambique - Third, Fourth and Fifth Poverty Reduction Support Credit Project (English)

Ratings for the Third,Fourth and Fifth Poverty Reduction Support Credit ( PRSC) Project for Mozambique were as follows: outcome was moderately unsatisfactory, risk to development outcomes was significant, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, Borrower performance was moderately unsatisfactory, Some lessons learned included: carefully chosen objectives and prior actions for policy development operations can provide the basis for the necessary conditions for better macroeconomic policy, good governance, and sound economic development. policy development operations can reduce poverty by increasing growth and improving institutions that have responsibilities for poverty reduction, but that focus was not sufficient for significant poverty reduction in Mozambique.development policy operations that use general budget support as the instrument for providing assistance can also be appropriate vehicles for the harmonization of donor strategic assistance. the political economy context can have critical impacts on the achievement of policy reform. ... See More +

Project Performance Assessment Report 106459 JUN 29, 2016

Disclosed

Ghana - Statistical Development Project (English)

Ratings for the Statistical Development Project for Ghana were as follows: outcome was moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was significant, Bank performance was unsatisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Project Performance Assessment Report 106283 JUN 28, 2016

Disclosed

Zambia - Public Sector Management Program Support Project (English)

Ratings for the Public Sector Management Program Support Project for Zambia were as follows: outcome was moderately unsatisfactory, risk to development outcome was significant, Bank performance was unsatisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Project Performance Assessment Report 106280 JUN 28, 2016

Disclosed

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Socioeconomic resilience : multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries (English)
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NOV 14, 2016 WPS7886 Policy Research Working Paper
Serbia - First Public Expenditure and Public Utilities Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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OCT 31, 2016 110223 Program Information Document
Casting the tax net wider : experimental evidence from Costa Rica (English)
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OCT 05, 2016 WPS7850 Policy Research Working Paper
Dynamic relationship between corruption and youth unemployment : empirical evidences from a system GMM approach (English)
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SEP 29, 2016 WPS7842 Policy Research Working Paper
Colombia - First Programmatic Territorial Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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SEP 20, 2016 108877 Program Information Document
Predicting project outcomes : a simple methodology for predictions based on project ratings (English)
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AUG 22, 2016 WPS7800 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh - Third Local Governance Support Project : indigenous peoples plan : Small ethnic group planning framework (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 SFG2587 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Afghanistan - Citizens’ Charter Afghanistan Project (CCAP) : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 SFG2396 Resettlement Plan
Sierra Leone - Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Governance Reform and Growth Grant Projects (English)
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JUL 25, 2016 ICR3645 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Exposure to floods, climate change, and poverty in Vietnam (English)
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JUL 25, 2016 WPS7765 Policy Research Working Paper
If politics is the problem, how can external actors be part of the solution ? (English)
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JUL 25, 2016 WPS7761 Policy Research Working Paper
A comparative analysis of subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 WPS7755 Policy Research Working Paper
Subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region : a review (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 WPS7754 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Skills Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement Project (STRIVE) (English)
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JUL 05, 2016 106769 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Public Expenditure Policy-based Guarantee Project (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 ICRR14950 Implementation Completion Report Review
Madagascar - Integrated Growth Poles Project (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 ICRR14941 Implementation Completion Report Review
Sri Lanka - Competitiveness, Transparency and Fiscal Sustainability Development Policy Financing (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 106719 Program Document
Mozambique - Third, Fourth and Fifth Poverty Reduction Support Credit Project (English)
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JUN 29, 2016 106459 Project Performance Assessment Report
Ghana - Statistical Development Project (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 106283 Project Performance Assessment Report
Zambia - Public Sector Management Program Support Project (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 106280 Project Performance Assessment Report