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Hukou and highways : the impact of China’s spatial development policies on urbanization and regional inequality (English)

China has used two main spatial policies to shape its geographic patterns of development: restricted labor mobility through the Hukou residential registration system and massive infrastructure investment, notably a 96,000 kilometer national expressway network. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7350 JUN 30, 2015

Bosker,Maarten; Deichmann,Uwe; Roberts,Mark

Morocco : mind the gap - empowering women for a more open, inclusive and prosperous society (English)

Morocco saw significant progress in terms economic, social and human development outcomes during the past decade. Women, as men, benefitted from such progress and increased access to services. ... See More +

Country Gender Assessment (CGA) 97778 JUN 30, 2015

Long-run effects of temporary incentives on medical care productivity (English)

The adoption of new clinical practice patterns by medical care providers is often challenging, even when the patterns are believed to be efficacious and profitable. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7348 JUN 30, 2015

Celhay,Pablo A.; Gertler,Paul J.; Giovagnoli,Paula; Vermeersch,Christel M. J.

Gold mining and proto-urbanization : recent evidence from Ghana (English)

Central place theory predicts that agglomeration can arise from external shocks. This paper investigates whether gold mining is a catalyst for proto-urbanization in rural Ghana. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7347 JUN 30, 2015

Fafchamps,Marcel; Koelle,Michael Rene; Shilpi,Forhad J.

Kyrgyz Republic - Health Social Protection Project : P084977 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 15 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19260 JUN 29, 2015

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Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 8) (English)

The development objective of the Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project for Vietnam is to improve the safety of prioritized dams under the Governments Dam Safety Program to protect downstream communities and assets. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1146 JUN 26, 2015

The consumption, income, and wealth of the poorest: cross-sectional facts of rural and urban Sub-Saharan Africa for macroeconomists (English)

This paper provides new empirical insights on the joint distribution of consumption, income, and wealth in three of the poorest countries in the world — Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda — all located in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7337 JUN 25, 2015

De Magalhaes,Leandro; Santaeulalia-Llopis,Raul

Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 6) : Ethnic minority development plan for Da Teh reservoir, My Duc Commune, Da Teh district, Lam Dong province (English)

The development objective of the Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project for Vietnam is to improve the safety of prioritized dams under the Governments Dam Safety Program to protect downstream communities and assets. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1146 JUN 25, 2015

Eastern Africa - Forced displacement and mixed migration in the Horn of Africa (English)

The Horn of Africa (HOA) covers Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda. Despite its rich endowment in human, social, and natural capital, the region is plagued by a complex history of weak governance, insecurity, increasing environmental degradation, entrenched poverty, and a range of persistent development challenges. ... See More +

Other Environmental Study ACS14361 JUN 25, 2015

When elites meet : decentralization, power-sharing, and public goods provision in post-conflict Sierra Leone (English)

Over the past decade, decentralization of fiscal and policy-making authority has become a cornerstone of development organizations’ recommendations for good governance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7335 JUN 24, 2015

Clayton,Amanda; Noveck,Jennifer; Levi,Margaret

Demography, urbanization and development : rural push, urban pull and... urban push ? (English)

Developing countries have urbanized rapidly since 1950. To explain urbanization, standard models emphasize rural-urban migration, focusing on rural push factors (agricultural modernization and rural poverty) and urban pull factors (industrialization and urban-biased policies). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7333 JUN 23, 2015

Jedwab,Remi Camille; Christiaensen,Luc; Gindelsky,Marina

Women left behind ? poverty and headship in Africa (English)

This paper is motivated by two stylized facts about poverty in Africa: female-headed households tend to be poorer, and poverty has been falling in the aggregate since the 1990s. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7331 JUN 23, 2015

Milazzo,Annamaria; Van De Walle,Dominique

Panama - Systematic country diagnostic : locking in success (English)

Panama has made significant progress in reducing poverty in recent years, progress that compares positively to that of the rest of the Latin America and Caribbean region. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 97719 JUN 23, 2015

Koehler-Geib,Fritzi; Scott,Katherine M.; Soliman,Ayat; Lopez,J. Humberto

El Salvador - Systematic country diagnostic : building on strengths for a new generation (English)

Since the end of the Civil War in 1992, El Salvador has advanced on both the social and political fronts. Despite this progress and the recent reductions in income inequality, poverty remains high, largely as a result of low economic growth. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 97718 JUN 23, 2015

Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar; Lopez,J. Humberto

Inclusive economic growth in America’s cities : what’s the playbook and the score ? (English)

This paper defines economic inclusion as the ability of all people, including the disadvantaged, to share in economic gains, that is, the conditions that allow for broadly shared prosperity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7322 JUN 22, 2015

de Souza Briggs,Xavier; Pendall,Rolf Joseph; Rubin,Victor

How costly are labor gender gaps ? estimates for the Balkans and Turkey (English)

In this paper, survey data are used to document the presence of gender gaps in self-employment, employership, and labor force participation in seven Balkan countries and Turkey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7319 JUN 22, 2015

Cuberes,David; Teignier,Marc

Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan : Social impact assessment for repair and upgrading for the safety of Da Teh reservoir in Lam Dong province (English)

The development objective of the Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project for Vietnam is to improve the safety of prioritized dams under the Governments Dam Safety Program to protect downstream communities and assets. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1146 JUN 21, 2015

Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 5) : Social assessment for Quao dam rehabilitation and safety improvement in Binh Thuan province (English)

The development objective of the Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project for Vietnam is to improve the safety of prioritized dams under the Governments Dam Safety Program to protect downstream communities and assets. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1146 JUN 18, 2015

India - Impact evaluation of results-based payments for hospital care for the poor in Karnataka state (English)

With a population of 65 million, the state of Karnataka in the south of India is considered among the better-off states in the country. However, there are significant socio-economic disparities, with large populations living in deep poverty, particularly in the rural northern part of the state. ... See More +

Working Paper 97519 JUN 18, 2015

Nepal - Community Action for Nutrition Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Community Action for Nutrition Project for Nepal is to improve attitudes and practices known to improve nutritional outcomes of women of reproductive age and children under the age of two. ... See More +

Project Paper RES18529 JUN 17, 2015

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Hukou and highways : the impact of China’s spatial development policies on urbanization and regional inequality (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7350 Policy Research Working Paper
Morocco : mind the gap - empowering women for a more open, inclusive and prosperous society (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 97778 Country Gender Assessment (CGA)
Long-run effects of temporary incentives on medical care productivity (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7348 Policy Research Working Paper
Gold mining and proto-urbanization : recent evidence from Ghana (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7347 Policy Research Working Paper
Kyrgyz Republic - Health Social Protection Project : P084977 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 15 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR19260 Implementation Status and Results Report
Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 8) (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 SFG1146 Indigenous Peoples Plan
The consumption, income, and wealth of the poorest: cross-sectional facts of rural and urban Sub-Saharan Africa for macroeconomists (English)
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JUN 25, 2015 WPS7337 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 6) : Ethnic minority development plan for Da Teh reservoir, My Duc Commune, Da Teh district, Lam Dong province (English)
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JUN 25, 2015 SFG1146 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Eastern Africa - Forced displacement and mixed migration in the Horn of Africa (English)
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JUN 25, 2015 ACS14361 Other Environmental Study
When elites meet : decentralization, power-sharing, and public goods provision in post-conflict Sierra Leone (English)
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JUN 24, 2015 WPS7335 Policy Research Working Paper
Demography, urbanization and development : rural push, urban pull and... urban push ? (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7333 Policy Research Working Paper
Women left behind ? poverty and headship in Africa (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7331 Policy Research Working Paper
Panama - Systematic country diagnostic : locking in success (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 97719 Country Assistance Strategy Document
El Salvador - Systematic country diagnostic : building on strengths for a new generation (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 97718 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Inclusive economic growth in America’s cities : what’s the playbook and the score ? (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7322 Policy Research Working Paper
How costly are labor gender gaps ? estimates for the Balkans and Turkey (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7319 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan : Social impact assessment for repair and upgrading for the safety of Da Teh reservoir in Lam Dong province (English)
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JUN 21, 2015 SFG1146 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 5) : Social assessment for Quao dam rehabilitation and safety improvement in Binh Thuan province (English)
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JUN 18, 2015 SFG1146 Indigenous Peoples Plan
India - Impact evaluation of results-based payments for hospital care for the poor in Karnataka state (English)
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JUN 18, 2015 97519 Working Paper
Nepal - Community Action for Nutrition Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 RES18529 Project Paper