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Why are the elderly more averse to immigration when they are more likely to benefit ? evidence across countries (English)

Using household surveys for 24 countries over a 10-year period, this paper investigates why the elderly are more averse to open immigration policies than their younger peers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7554 FEB 02, 2016

Schotte,Simone Raphaela; Winkler,Hernan Jorge

Social norms theory and development economics (English)

Social norms affect almost every aspect of people’s lives, and can be an obstacle to or support economic development. This paper outlines what social norms are and how they work, providing examples from everyday life and from development case studies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7450 OCT 20, 2015

Eriksson,Lina Maria Jorun

The impact of ethnic diversity in bureaucracies : evidence from the Nigerian civil service (English)

The authors document the correlation between the workplace diversity of bureaucracies and public services delivered. The authors do so in the context of the federal civil service in Nigeria, the most important government bureaucracy operating in a highly ethnically fractionalized society in which ethnicity is a salient form of identity. ... See More +

Journal Article 100271 MAY 01, 2015

Rasul,Imran; Rogger,Daniel Oliver

An examination of elderly co-residence in the developing world (English)

Co-residence is an important source of support for the elderly, especially in countries where pension systems do not cover most of the population. ... See More +

Brief 96557 MAY 01, 2015

Evans,Brooks Fox; Palacios,Robert J.

India - North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 10) : Initial Environment Assessment Report (IEAR) : trade and development network in Imphal West, Senapati and Bishnupur District (English)

The development objective of the North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project for India is to improve the availability of electricity supply through expansion and reinforcement of power systems in the participating states in the North Eastern region. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1014 APR 01, 2015

India - North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 4) : Environment and social management plan for Manipur State (English)

The development objective of the North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project for India is to improve the availability of electricity supply through expansion and reinforcement of power systems in the participating states in the North Eastern region. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1014 APR 01, 2015

Missing Women in the South Caucasus : local perceptions and proposed solutions (Armenian)

This report, Europe and Central Asia - Missing Women in the South Caucasus : Local perceptions and proposed solutions, discusses research conducted on skewed sex ratios in the South Caucasus. ... See More +

Working Paper 94705 FEB 01, 2015

Dudwick,Nora English

The Global Findex database : financial inclusion of youth (English)

Younger adults make up a disproportionately large share of unbanked adults worldwide. Data from the Global Financial Inclusion (Global Findex) database show that 44 percent of youth (ages 18-25) have an account at a formal financial institution, compared with 55 percent of older adults (ages 26-64). ... See More +

Brief 82398 OCT 01, 2013

Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Klapper, Leora; Kumar, Atisha; Randall, Douglas

Cameroon - Second Phase of the Community Development Program Support Project : Projet d'Appui au Programme National de Développement Participatif au Cameroun - Phase deuxième (French)

The objective of the Second Phase of the Community Development Program Support Project for Cameroon is to improve the delivery of specified basic social services in targeted communes, and extend the ongoing process in support to decentralization to new regions. ... See More +

Brief 78825 JUN 01, 2013

Making up people -- the effect of identity on preferences and performance in a modernizing society (English)

It is typically assumed that being hard-working or clever is a trait of the person, in the sense that it is always there, in a fixed manner. However, in an experiment with almost 600 boys in India, cues to one's place in the traditional caste order turn out to influence the expression of these traits. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6223 OCT 01, 2012

Hoff, Karla; Pandey, Priyanka

ThE-Junction newsletter (fiftieth edition) (English)

ThE-Junction newsletter includes the following headings: diversity: the essence of institution; humble beginnings to ambassador; a letter from Rashad Kaldany, acting International finance Corporation (IFC) Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO); and gay around the globe. ... See More +

Newsletter 72966 SEP 28, 2012

Migration and the transition to adulthood in contemporary Malawi (English)

In many African countries, the timing of important life events -- such as school-leaving, first marriage, and entry into the labor market -- is thought to be strongly tied to migration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6200 SEP 01, 2012

Beegle, Kathleen; Poulin, Michelle

Setting international standards for gender equality in the private sector (Arabic)

This Results Profile focuses on setting international standards for gender equality in the private sector. The World Bank's Gender Equity Model (GEM) aims to promote gender equity in the private sector by building on a series of good practices in four key areas of recruitment, career development, family-work balance, and sexual harassment policies. ... See More +

Brief 93592 MAY 24, 2012

How can countries' Talent Abroad help transform institutions at home? : instruments and policies of diaspora engagement (English)

This note draws a parallel between a venture entrepreneur developing her high-risk high return venture with the help of a network of professional service providers and investors and a diaspora member constructing, with support of her own problem-solving networks, a portfolio of project with her home country‘s institutions. ... See More +

Working Paper 70380 JAN 01, 2012

Kuznetsov, Yevgeny

Report to the Board from the Human Resources Committee : FY07-12 Diversity and inclusion strategy - 2011 Annual update to the Human Resources Committee (English)

On November 30, 2011, the Human Resources Committee (HRC) considered the fourth annual update of the FY07-12 Diversity and Inclusion Strategy: 2011 Annual Update to the Human Resources Committee (HRC2011-0010). ... See More +

Board Report 67118 NOV 30, 2011

Tastes, castes, and culture : the influence of society on preferences (English)

Economists have traditionally treated preferences as exogenously given. Preferences are assumed to be influenced by neither beliefs nor the constraints people face. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5760 AUG 01, 2011

Fehr, Ernst; Hoff, Karla

World bank a catalyst for labor migration discussions (English)

This Results Profile focuses on labor migration in the World. Migration is complex and policy discussions can become emotionally charged. To make discussion easier and to help base policies on facts, the World Bank was bringing together a network of migration and remittance experts from countries where workers originate and ones they go for work. ... See More +

Brief 99858 JUN 30, 2011

Russian

Commonwealth of Independent States - Making migration policy and remittances a win-win strategy through peer-learning (English)

This Results Profile talks about supporting the migration reforms in Europe and Central Asia. The global economic crisis had a negative impact on migration and remittances in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region. ... See More +

Brief 97774 APR 14, 2011

ThE-Junction newsletter (twenty-fourth edition) (English)

ThE-Junction newsletter includes the following headings: profiles in Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) leadership; project: ambassador; and aperture: good practice in D&I. ... See More +

Newsletter 57304 OCT 14, 2010

Guatemala - Participacion de la mujer en el proceso de toma de decisiones en tierras comunales (Spanish)

This study is an outgrowth of a previous study on communal land in Guatemala. The purpose is to identify which are the factors that determine low representation and participation by women in the decision-making process in indigenous and peasant organizations. ... See More +

Policy Note 70643 JUN 30, 2010

Contreras, Ana Violeta Reyna

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Why are the elderly more averse to immigration when they are more likely to benefit ? evidence across countries (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7554 Policy Research Working Paper
Social norms theory and development economics (English)
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OCT 20, 2015 WPS7450 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of ethnic diversity in bureaucracies : evidence from the Nigerian civil service (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 100271 Journal Article
An examination of elderly co-residence in the developing world (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96557 Brief
India - North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 10) : Initial Environment Assessment Report (IEAR) : trade and development network in Imphal West, Senapati and Bishnupur District (English)
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APR 01, 2015 SFG1014 Environmental Assessment
India - North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 4) : Environment and social management plan for Manipur State (English)
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APR 01, 2015 SFG1014 Environmental Assessment
Missing Women in the South Caucasus : local perceptions and proposed solutions (Armenian)
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FEB 01, 2015 94705 Working Paper English
The Global Findex database : financial inclusion of youth (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 82398 Brief
Cameroon - Second Phase of the Community Development Program Support Project : Projet d'Appui au Programme National de Développement Participatif au Cameroun - Phase deuxième (French)
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JUN 01, 2013 78825 Brief
Making up people -- the effect of identity on preferences and performance in a modernizing society (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 WPS6223 Policy Research Working Paper
ThE-Junction newsletter (fiftieth edition) (English)
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SEP 28, 2012 72966 Newsletter
Migration and the transition to adulthood in contemporary Malawi (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 WPS6200 Policy Research Working Paper
Setting international standards for gender equality in the private sector (Arabic)
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MAY 24, 2012 93592 Brief
How can countries' Talent Abroad help transform institutions at home? : instruments and policies of diaspora engagement (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 70380 Working Paper
Report to the Board from the Human Resources Committee : FY07-12 Diversity and inclusion strategy - 2011 Annual update to the Human Resources Committee (English)
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NOV 30, 2011 67118 Board Report
Tastes, castes, and culture : the influence of society on preferences (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 WPS5760 Policy Research Working Paper
World bank a catalyst for labor migration discussions (English)
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JUN 30, 2011 99858 Brief Russian
Commonwealth of Independent States - Making migration policy and remittances a win-win strategy through peer-learning (English)
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APR 14, 2011 97774 Brief
ThE-Junction newsletter (twenty-fourth edition) (English)
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OCT 14, 2010 57304 Newsletter
Guatemala - Participacion de la mujer en el proceso de toma de decisiones en tierras comunales (Spanish)
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JUN 30, 2010 70643 Policy Note