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Legal framework for social enterprise : lessons from a comparative study of Italy, Malaysia, South Korea, United Kingdom, and United States (English)

Social enterprises are emerging as a new area of public policy: several countries seek to stimulate private sector contribution to development outcomes, and social enterprises could be important players in that agenda. ... See More +

Working Paper 114405 APR 18, 2017

Triponel,Anna; Agapitova,Natalia Disclosed

Tobacco taxation in the European Union : an overview (English)

The European Union has a long experience in tobacco tax harmonization, which provides useful lessons learned. In the European Union, tobacco tax harmonization took place in stages, and currently all Member States have agreed upon definitions, tax base, and minimum excise duty rates for all product categories of manufactured tobacco. ... See More +

Working Paper 114324 APR 12, 2017

Bouw, Annerie Disclosed

Summary note on pension reform in Brazil : why is it needed and what will be its impact? (English)

This short note analyzes the fiscal and distributive impacts of the proposed pension reform currently under discussion in Brazil. It argues that the projected aging of Brazil`s population makes pension reform a necessity to regain the financial sustainability of the public pension system. ... See More +

Working Paper 114183 APR 11, 2017

Rudolph,Heinz P.; Zviniene,Asta; Olinto,Pedro Disclosed

India - Accelerating Discovery Research to Early Development for Biopharmaceuticals Innovate in India Project : environmental assessment : Environmental, occupational health, and safety management framework (English)

The development objective of the Accelerating Discovery Research to Early Development for Biopharmaceuticals Innovate in India Project for India is to facilitate innovation in biopharmaceutical products and medical devices that address public health priorities in India. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3134 APR 10, 2017

Adamon,Karamath Djivede Sybille Disclosed

Vietnam - Fostering Innovation through Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 114118 APR 09, 2017

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Vietnam - Fostering Innovation through Research, Science and Technology Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 114137 APR 09, 2017

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Vietnam - Fostering Innovation through Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 114119 APR 09, 2017

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Vietnam - Fostering Innovation through Research, Science and Technology Project : procurement plan : Annex 4 (English)

Procurement Plan 114126 APR 09, 2017

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Vietnam - Fostering Innovation through Research, Science and Technology Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 114139 APR 09, 2017

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Vietnam - Fostering Innovation through Research, Science and Technology Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 114138 APR 09, 2017

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Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (English)

Latin America and the Caribbean does not have the infrastructure it needs, or deserves, given its income. Many argue that the solution is to spend more; by contrast, this report has one main message: Latin America can dramatically narrow its infrastructure service gap by spending efficiently on the right things. ... See More +

Working Paper 114110 APR 06, 2017

Fay,Marianne; Andres,Luis Alberto; Fox,Charles James Edward; Narloch,Ulf Gerrit; Straub,Stephane; Slawson,Michael Alan Disclosed

Identifying new growth pathways (English)

The Development Digest is a half-yearly publication that features key works from teams based at the World Bank Group Global Knowledge and Research Hub in Malaysia. ... See More +

Working Paper 113864 APR 01, 2017

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Central America urbanization review : making cities work for Central America (English)

Central America is undergoing an important transition. Urban populations are increasing at accelerated speeds, bringing pressing challenges for development, as well as opportunities to boost sustained, inclusive and resilient growth. ... See More +

Publication 113554 MAR 31, 2017

Maria,Augustin; Acero,Jose Luis; Aguilera,Ana Silvia; Garcia Lozano,Marisa Disclosed

Burundi - Coffee Sector Competitiveness Project : implementation support mission - 13-27 February, 2017 (French)

Aide Memoire 113888 MAR 28, 2017

Jenane,Chakib Disclosed

Burundi - Public Works and Urban Management Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 4) : Etude d'impact environnemental et social des travaux de canalization de la Riviere Kinyankonge (French)

The objective of the Public Works and Urban Management Project for Burundi will be to enhance the climate resilience of key transport and drainage infrastructure in Greater Bujumbura while strengthening the country's capacity to manage and prevent natural disasters. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2735 MAR 21, 2017

Ba,Ndeye Anna Disclosed

Vietnam - Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Projects (English)

The objectives of the Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Projects for Vietnam are to: (i) increase the production efficiency of household-based livestock producers; (ii) reduce the environmental impact of livestock production, processing and marketing; and (iii) improve food safety in livestock product supply chains in selected provinces. ... See More +

Inspection Panel Notice of Registration 114025 MAR 21, 2017

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Malawi - Digital Malawi Project (DMP) : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Environmental and social management framework of dislosure notice (English)

The development objectives of Digital Malawi Project for Malawi are: (i) to extend and improve access to critical ICT infrastructure for the public and private sectors; (ii) improve ICT governance, improve access to government services; and (iii) reduce infrastructure costs by providing reliable, fast and adaptive government digital systems that will facilitate provision of e-services thereby enhancing public service delivery. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3185 MAR 20, 2017

Kalembo,Miriam Sangallo Disclosed

Rwanda - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period of FY14 - FY18 (English)

The CPS supports the Government of Rwanda’s (GoR) second Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS2), the country’s National Development Plan. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 106731 MAR 20, 2017

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Tajikistan - Private Sector Competitiveness Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 113276 MAR 10, 2017

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Ethiopia - National Quality Infrastructure Development Project (English)

The development objective of National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) Development Project for Ethiopia is to improve the delivery of quality assurance services to enterprises in the targeted sectors. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2097 MAR 06, 2017

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Legal framework for social enterprise : lessons from a comparative study of Italy, Malaysia, South Korea, United Kingdom, and United States (English)
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APR 18, 2017 114405 Working Paper
Tobacco taxation in the European Union : an overview (English)
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APR 12, 2017 114324 Working Paper
Summary note on pension reform in Brazil : why is it needed and what will be its impact? (English)
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APR 11, 2017 114183 Working Paper
India - Accelerating Discovery Research to Early Development for Biopharmaceuticals Innovate in India Project : environmental assessment : Environmental, occupational health, and safety management framework (English)
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APR 10, 2017 SFG3134 Environmental Assessment
Vietnam - Fostering Innovation through Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 09, 2017 114118 Procurement Plan
Vietnam - Fostering Innovation through Research, Science and Technology Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 09, 2017 114137 Procurement Plan
Vietnam - Fostering Innovation through Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 09, 2017 114119 Procurement Plan
Vietnam - Fostering Innovation through Research, Science and Technology Project : procurement plan : Annex 4 (English)
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APR 09, 2017 114126 Procurement Plan
Vietnam - Fostering Innovation through Research, Science and Technology Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 09, 2017 114139 Procurement Plan
Vietnam - Fostering Innovation through Research, Science and Technology Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 09, 2017 114138 Procurement Plan
Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (English)
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APR 06, 2017 114110 Working Paper
Identifying new growth pathways (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113864 Working Paper
Central America urbanization review : making cities work for Central America (English)
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MAR 31, 2017 113554 Publication
Burundi - Coffee Sector Competitiveness Project : implementation support mission - 13-27 February, 2017 (French)
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MAR 28, 2017 113888 Aide Memoire
Burundi - Public Works and Urban Management Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 4) : Etude d'impact environnemental et social des travaux de canalization de la Riviere Kinyankonge (French)
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MAR 21, 2017 SFG2735 Environmental Assessment
Vietnam - Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Projects (English)
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MAR 21, 2017 114025 Inspection Panel Notice of Registration
Malawi - Digital Malawi Project (DMP) : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Environmental and social management framework of dislosure notice (English)
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MAR 20, 2017 SFG3185 Environmental Assessment
Rwanda - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period of FY14 - FY18 (English)
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MAR 20, 2017 106731 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Tajikistan - Private Sector Competitiveness Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 10, 2017 113276 Procurement Plan
Ethiopia - National Quality Infrastructure Development Project (English)
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MAR 06, 2017 PAD2097 Project Appraisal Document