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Nigeria - Priming brief (English)

An experiment study in Nigeria showed that psychological tools, likepriming, can have powerful impacts on survey respondents. In this context, the author decided to test how priming - a tool in the field of psychology in which memories orresponses are influenced by a reminder, picture,or other stimulus - could impact measurements.In this brief, we focus on two measures: 1. an indicator of chronic depression developed froma version of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression scale (CESD) - a widely used, validated,and reliable population-based measure, and 2. an indicator of discounting and patience relatedto immediate versus late rewards developed from a set of time preference questions. ... See More +

Brief 122975 JAN 24, 2018

Disclosed

Nigeria - Depression brief (English)

A new study in Nigeria shows that chronic depression is associated with a lower labor force participation and reduced investments in children’s schooling.A new study by the World Bank looks at the first nationally representative estimates of chronic depression in Nigeria to shed light on how it may be linked to economic outcomes, such as labor market and human capital investments, especially in heavy-conflict areas or for individuals or communities who have experienced shocks or deaths. ... See More +

Brief 122976 JAN 24, 2018

Disclosed

Panama - Support for the National Indigenous Peoples Development Plan Project : social assessment : Evaluación sociocultural (Spanish)

Social Assessment SFG4004 JAN 17, 2018

Disclosed

Albania - Project for Integrated Urban Economic Development : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Environmental and social management plan for the rehabilitation of Qafa e Pazarit quarter, town of Gjirokastra (English)

The development objective of Project for Integrated Urban Economic Development (PIUED) for Albania is to improve urban infrastructure, enhance tourism assets, and strengthen institutional capacity to support tourism related local economic development in selected areas in the south of Albania. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2300 JAN 01, 2018

Genao,Albania Disclosed

Poverty from space : using high-resolution satellite imagery for estimating economic well-being (English)

Can features extracted from high spatial resolution satellite imagery accurately estimate poverty and economic well-being? This paper investigates this question by extracting object and texture features from satellite images of Sri Lanka, which are used to estimate poverty rates and average log consumption for 1,291 administrative units (Grama Niladhari divisions). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8284 DEC 19, 2017

Engstrom,Ryan; Newhouse,David Locke; Hersh,Jonathan Samuel Disclosed

Liberia - Fourth Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation Project (English)

Program Information Document 122225 DEC 19, 2017

Disclosed

Mobilizing Islamic finance for infrastructure public-private partnerships (English)

This public-private infrastructure advisory facility (PPIAF) - funded report aims to discuss and disseminate information on how Islamic finance has been applied in infrastructure projects through public-private partnership (PPP) schemes, what the structural challenges and solutions are, and what can be done to deepen and maximize the use of Islamic finance for this purpose. ... See More +

Working Paper 122039 DEC 12, 2017

Alawode,Abayomi A.; Ahmad,Aijaz - GTPPP Disclosed

Liberia - Fourth Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation Project (English)

The development objectives of the Fourth Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation Project for Liberia are to: (i) strengthen governance with particular emphasis on transparency and accountability as well as budget execution and oversight; (ii) address key constraints to growth, including electricity; and (iii) improve human capital development particularly through improved access to education and health. ... See More +

Program Document 120476 DEC 12, 2017

Disclosed

South Asia - Second Poverty Alleviation Fund Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Second Poverty Alleviation Fund Project for South Asia is to improve living conditions, livelihoods, and empowerment among the rural poor, with particular attention to groups that have traditionally been excluded by reasons of gender, ethnicity, caste, and location. ... See More +

Project Paper RES28896 DEC 01, 2017

Disclosed

Selected poverty relevant indicators - December 2017 (English)

The assessment jointly conducted by the Ministry of Planning and Finance and the World Bank produced two reports. The first report, Part One (MOPF and WB, 2017a), put forward trends in poverty over time using the two poverty estimation methodologies previously used in Myanmar. ... See More +

Working Paper 122002 DEC 01, 2017

Disclosed

Lao PDR economic monitor : lowering risks and reviving growth (English)

The Lao PDR Economic Monitor provides updates on macroeconomic developments and sectoral issues in the country. It is produced bi-annually and distributed widely to the government agencies, development partners, the private sector, think tanks, civil society organizations, and academia. ... See More +

Working Paper 121960 DEC 01, 2017

Najdov,Evgenij; Davading,Somneuk; Phimmahasay,Keomanivone Disclosed

An analysis of poverty in Myanmar (English)

This report presents findings from a joint analysis of poverty and living conditions in 2015, conducted by the Ministry of Planning and Finance and the World Bank Group. ... See More +

Working Paper 121822 DEC 01, 2017

Burmese Disclosed

Technical poverty estimation report : Myanmar poverty and living conditions survey (English)

A joint analysis of poverty and living standards was conducted by a technical team from the Ministry of Planning and Finance, Government of Myanmar, and the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank. ... See More +

Working Paper 122006 DEC 01, 2017

Disclosed

Niger - Systematic Country Diagnostic : priorities for ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity (English)

This document presents the systematic country diagnostic (SCD) for Niger. It identifies the constraints and opportunities for achieving the twin goals of ending poverty and improving shared prosperity by 2030 in a sustainable manner while acknowledging: (a) the need for selectivity, and (b) the need to identify constraints that can feasibly be addressed. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 115661 NOV 28, 2017

Disclosed

Rwanda - Strengthening Social Protection Project (English)

The development objective of Strengthening Social Protection for Rwanda is to improve the effectiveness of Rwanda’s social protection system, notably the flagship Vision 2020 Umurenge Program (VUP), for targeted vulnerable groups. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2389 NOV 27, 2017

Disclosed

Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 23) : Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for improvement of access road to the Mtubiri sanitary landfill facility (English)

The objective of the Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project for Kenya is to strengthen governance and service delivery in the Nairobi Metropolitan area. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1405 NOV 20, 2017

Babijes,Roderick M.; Kenya Disclosed

From falling behind to catching up : A country economic memorandum for Malawi (English)

Despite decades of development efforts supported by significant amounts of foreign aid, Malawi has experienced weak and volatile economic growth over a sustained period of time and has fallen behind its peers. ... See More +

Publication 121007 NOV 07, 2017

Record,Richard James Lowden; Kandoole,Priscilla Flaness; Kumar,Praveen Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Development update (English)

Despite significant challenges, Sri Lanka's economic performance remained broadly satisfactory in the first half of 2017. The corrective policy measures taken in the monetary and fiscal fronts have led to gradual stabilization. ... See More +

Working Paper 120728 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

The World Bank and Mozambique (English)

Mozambique and the World Bank have maintained continuous relations since the country joined the institution in 1984. Over these years, the World Bank has provided development assistance to Mozambique in accordance with the country needs and priorities, from economic stabilization in the 1980s, to post-war reconstruction in the early 1990s, to a broader and comprehensive assistance starting in the 2000’s. ... See More +

Working Paper 121825 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Congo, Republic of - Statistics Capacity Building Project : resettlement plan : Cadre de politique de reinstallation involontaire des populations (French)

Resettlement Plan SFG3996 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

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Nigeria - Priming brief (English)
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JAN 24, 2018 122975 Brief
Nigeria - Depression brief (English)
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JAN 24, 2018 122976 Brief
Panama - Support for the National Indigenous Peoples Development Plan Project : social assessment : Evaluación sociocultural (Spanish)
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JAN 17, 2018 SFG4004 Social Assessment
Albania - Project for Integrated Urban Economic Development : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Environmental and social management plan for the rehabilitation of Qafa e Pazarit quarter, town of Gjirokastra (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 SFG2300 Environmental Assessment
Poverty from space : using high-resolution satellite imagery for estimating economic well-being (English)
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DEC 19, 2017 WPS8284 Policy Research Working Paper
Liberia - Fourth Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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DEC 19, 2017 122225 Program Information Document
Mobilizing Islamic finance for infrastructure public-private partnerships (English)
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DEC 12, 2017 122039 Working Paper
Liberia - Fourth Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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DEC 12, 2017 120476 Program Document
South Asia - Second Poverty Alleviation Fund Project : restructuring (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 RES28896 Project Paper
Selected poverty relevant indicators - December 2017 (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 122002 Working Paper
Lao PDR economic monitor : lowering risks and reviving growth (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121960 Working Paper
An analysis of poverty in Myanmar (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121822 Working Paper Burmese
Technical poverty estimation report : Myanmar poverty and living conditions survey (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 122006 Working Paper
Niger - Systematic Country Diagnostic : priorities for ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity (English)
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NOV 28, 2017 115661 Systematic Country Diagnostic
Rwanda - Strengthening Social Protection Project (English)
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NOV 27, 2017 PAD2389 Project Appraisal Document
Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 23) : Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for improvement of access road to the Mtubiri sanitary landfill facility (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 SFG1405 Environmental Assessment
From falling behind to catching up : A country economic memorandum for Malawi (English)
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NOV 07, 2017 121007 Publication
Sri Lanka - Development update (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120728 Working Paper
The World Bank and Mozambique (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121825 Working Paper
Congo, Republic of - Statistics Capacity Building Project : resettlement plan : Cadre de politique de reinstallation involontaire des populations (French)
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NOV 01, 2017 SFG3996 Resettlement Plan