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Predicting conflict (English)

This paper studies the performance of alternative prediction models for conflict. The analysis contrasts the performance of conventional approaches based on predicted probabilities generated by binary response regressions and random forests with two unconventional classification algorithms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8075 MAY 26, 2017

Celiku,Bledi; Kraay,Aart C. Disclosed

goods : experimental evidence from platinum credit cards (English)

This paper provides novel evidence on status goods, using a series of field experiments with an Indonesian bank that markets platinum credit cards to high-income customers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8064 MAY 16, 2017

Bursztyn,Leonardo A.; Ferman,Bruno; Fiorin,Stefano; Kanz,Martin; Rao,Gautam Disclosed

Documenting Myanmar's social transformation : insights from six rounds of research on livelihoods and social change in rural communities (English)

This paper presents the initial findings from six rounds of research conducted between 2012 and 2016 on livelihoods and social change in rural Myanmar, undertaken as part of the Qualitative Social and Economic Monitoring initiative. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8055 MAY 10, 2017

Pursch,Samuel James; Woodhouse,Andrea Fitri; Woolcock,Michael; Zurstrassen,Matthew Pierre Disclosed

Ethiopia - Enhancing Shared Prosperity Through Equitable Services Project : Ethiopia - Enhancing Shared Prosperity through Equitable Services Project (English)

Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet PIDISDSA20872 APR 27, 2017

Monchuk,Louise Victoria Disclosed

On the frontlines of scaling-up : a qualitative analysis of implementation challenges in a CDD project in rural India (English)

This paper analyzes four years of qualitative data observing a large participatory anti-poverty project in India as it scales up from its first phase (covering 400,000 households) to its second (covering 800,000 households). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8039 APR 25, 2017

Majumdar,Shruti; Rao,Vijayendra; Sanyal,Paromita Disclosed

Can public works programs reduce youth crime ? evidence from Papua New Guinea's urban youth employment project (English)

Crime rates in Papua New Guinea's capital city of Port Moresby are among the highest in the world. Few youth work, and good jobs are scarce. In 2013, the National Capital District Commission partnered with the World Bank to implement the Urban Youth Employment Project. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8032 APR 18, 2017

Ivaschenko,Oleksiy; Naidoo,Darian; Newhouse,David Locke; Sultan,Sonya M. Disclosed

DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: taking stock; major data releases; activity and inflation; trade and finance; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 115011 APR 14, 2017

Disclosed

Ukraine - Social Safety Nets Modernization Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 114069 APR 06, 2017

Disclosed

Relief from usury : impact of a community-based microcredit program in rural India (English)

The impact of micro-credit interventions on existing credit markets is theoretically ambiguous. Previous empirical work suggests the entry of a joint-liability lender may lead to a positive impact on the informal lending rate. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8021 APR 03, 2017

Hoffmann,Vivian; Rao,Vijayendra; Surendra,Vaishnavi; Datta,Upamanyu Disclosed

Cameroon - Country partnership framework for the period FY10 - FY14 : IEG review (English)

Cameroon is a lower middle income, resource-rich country with large potential. Due to its location, the country is the gateway to the economies of Central Africa and plays a central role in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC). ... See More +

CAS Completion Report Review 113681 MAR 15, 2017

Disclosed

Indonesia - Social Assistance Reform Program (English)

Program Information Document PIDA107348 MAR 08, 2017

Acosta,Pablo Ariel Disclosed

Deliberative democracy in India (English)

This paper traces the evolution of deliberative institutions in India to understand the role of deliberation in democratic life, as well as the ways in which deliberative bodies influence, and are influenced by, entrenched social inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7995 MAR 06, 2017

Parthasarathy,Ramya; Rao,Vijayendra Disclosed

Who should be at the top of bottom-up development ? a case study of the national rural livelihoods mission in Rajasthan, India (English)

It is widely acknowledged that top-down support is essential for bottom-up participatory projects to be effectively implemented at scale. However, which level of government, national or sub-national, should be given the responsibility to implement such projects is an open question, with wide variations in practice. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7996 MAR 06, 2017

Joshi,Shareen; Rao,Vijayendra Disclosed

Laos - Country partnership framework for the period FY2017-FY2021 (English)

This document presents the World Bank Group (WBG) Country Partnership Framework (CPF) with the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) for FY 2017-2021. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 110813 MAR 02, 2017

Disclosed

Indonesia - Social Assistance Reform Program Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social systems assessment (English)

The development objective of the Social Assistance Reform Program Project for Indonesia is to support the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program coverage expansion, strengthen its delivery system, and improve its coordination with other complementary social programs. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment 113149 MAR 01, 2017

Acosta,Pablo Ariel Disclosed

Evaluation of an adolescent development program for girls in Tanzania (English)

This paper evaluates a program targeted to adolescent girls in Tanzania that aims to empower them economically as well as socially. The program was found to be highly successful in Uganda in terms of economic, health, and social outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7961 FEB 07, 2017

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Gulesci,Selim; Sulaiman,Munshi; Yam,Venus Disclosed

The impact of mining on spatial inequality recent evidence from Africa (English)

This paper investigates the relationship between mining and spatial inequality in Africa during 2001-12. The identification strategy is based on a unilateral causation between mining and district inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7960 FEB 06, 2017

Addison,Tony; Boly,Amadou; Mveyange,Anthony Francis Disclosed

Togo - Safety Nets and Basic Services Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG2943 JAN 30, 2017

Van Dyck,John Disclosed

Mexico - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY2014 - FY2019 (English)

This Performance and Learning Review (PLR) summarizes progress in the implementation of the FY14-FY19 WBG Mexico Country Partnership Strategy (CPS), which was discussed at the Board of Directors on December 12, 2013. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 104752 JAN 26, 2017

Disclosed

Report from the Executive Directors of the International Development Association to the Board of Governors : Additions to IDA Resources - Eighteenth Replenishment (English)

Responding to heightened global ambitions and escalating risks, IDA18 presents a bold paradigm shift in how it mobilizes finance to support a significant policy package to help IDA clients achieve their development goals. ... See More +

Board Report 112728 JAN 10, 2017

Spanish, French Disclosed

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Predicting conflict (English)
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MAY 26, 2017 WPS8075 Policy Research Working Paper
goods : experimental evidence from platinum credit cards (English)
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MAY 16, 2017 WPS8064 Policy Research Working Paper
Documenting Myanmar's social transformation : insights from six rounds of research on livelihoods and social change in rural communities (English)
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MAY 10, 2017 WPS8055 Policy Research Working Paper
Ethiopia - Enhancing Shared Prosperity Through Equitable Services Project : Ethiopia - Enhancing Shared Prosperity through Equitable Services Project (English)
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APR 27, 2017 PIDISDSA20872 Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
On the frontlines of scaling-up : a qualitative analysis of implementation challenges in a CDD project in rural India (English)
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APR 25, 2017 WPS8039 Policy Research Working Paper
Can public works programs reduce youth crime ? evidence from Papua New Guinea's urban youth employment project (English)
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APR 18, 2017 WPS8032 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)
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APR 14, 2017 115011 Newsletter
Ukraine - Social Safety Nets Modernization Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 06, 2017 114069 Procurement Plan
Relief from usury : impact of a community-based microcredit program in rural India (English)
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APR 03, 2017 WPS8021 Policy Research Working Paper
Cameroon - Country partnership framework for the period FY10 - FY14 : IEG review (English)
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MAR 15, 2017 113681 CAS Completion Report Review
Indonesia - Social Assistance Reform Program (English)
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MAR 08, 2017 PIDA107348 Program Information Document
Deliberative democracy in India (English)
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MAR 06, 2017 WPS7995 Policy Research Working Paper
Who should be at the top of bottom-up development ? a case study of the national rural livelihoods mission in Rajasthan, India (English)
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MAR 06, 2017 WPS7996 Policy Research Working Paper
Laos - Country partnership framework for the period FY2017-FY2021 (English)
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MAR 02, 2017 110813 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Indonesia - Social Assistance Reform Program Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social systems assessment (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113149 Environmental Assessment
Evaluation of an adolescent development program for girls in Tanzania (English)
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FEB 07, 2017 WPS7961 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of mining on spatial inequality recent evidence from Africa (English)
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FEB 06, 2017 WPS7960 Policy Research Working Paper
Togo - Safety Nets and Basic Services Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)
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JAN 30, 2017 SFG2943 Environmental Assessment
Mexico - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY2014 - FY2019 (English)
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JAN 26, 2017 104752 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Report from the Executive Directors of the International Development Association to the Board of Governors : Additions to IDA Resources - Eighteenth Replenishment (English)
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JAN 10, 2017 112728 Board Report Spanish, French