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Estimating poverty using cell phone data : evidence from Guatemala (English)

The dramatic expansion of mobile phone use in developing countries has given rise to a rich and largely untapped source of information about the characteristics of communities and regions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7969 FEB 14, 2017

Hernandez,Marco; Hong,Lingzi; Frias-Martinez,Vanessa; Frias-Martinez,Enrique Disclosed

Simulating the macroeconomic impact of future water scarcity (English)

In this paper we consider some of the economic implications of climate change scenarios as described in the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs). ... See More +

Working Paper W16006 FEB 08, 2017

Ramaroson,Marina Rachel Gery Disclosed

St. Vincent and the Grenadines - Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is to measurably reduce vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change impacts in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and in the Eastern Caribbean Sub-region. ... See More +

Project Paper RES22768 FEB 06, 2017

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Personality traits, technology adoption, and technical efficiency : evidence from smallholder rice farms in Ghana (English)

Although a large literature highlights the impact of personality traits on key labor market outcomes, evidence of their impact on agricultural production decisions remains limited. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7959 FEB 02, 2017

Ali,Daniel Ayalew; Bowen,Derick; Deininger,Klaus W. Disclosed

Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (English)

Board Report 112753 FEB 01, 2017

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Philippines monthly economic developments (February 2017) (English)

This newsletter about the monthly economic developments of Philippines include the following : (i) In 2016, the economy grew by 6.8 percent driven by accelerating capital formation and robust consumption; (ii)Manufacturing activities remained strong during 2016, but the Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index started to retreat; (iii) The Philippine stock exchange index recovered in January as the market gained confidence; (iv) The Philippine peso stabilized in January following a four-month period of volatile foreign exchange markets; (v) The 12-month average Consumer Price Index picked up further in January, to its highest level in over two years; (vi) The government's debt-to-GDP ratio decreased to 42.1 percent in 2016, continuing its downward trend over two years; (vii) The government's first package of tax reforms was submitted to Congress on January 18, 2017. ... See More +

Newsletter 112835 FEB 01, 2017

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Special economic zones, global value chains, and the degree of domestic linkages in the Dominican Republic (Spanish)

The Dominican Republic is often considered an example of the successful implementation of Special Economic Zones (henceforth SEZs) in the Western hemisphere. ... See More +

Working Paper 112878 FEB 01, 2017

Reyes,Jose Daniel; Eduardo Sanchez,Miguel; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph; Riaño,Alejandro; Defever,Fabrice Fernand; Engel,Jakob; Arenas,Guillermo Carlos; Ahdiyyih,Semira Sahar English Disclosed

The changing structure of Africa's economies (English)

Data from the Groningen Growth and Development Center's Africa Sector Database and the Demographic and Health Surveys reveals that much of Africa's recent growth and poverty reduction has been associated with a substantive decline in the share of the labor force engaged in agriculture. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7958 JAN 30, 2017

Diao,Xinshen; Harttgen,Kenneth; Mcmillan,Margaret S. Disclosed

Long-term growth scenarios for Bangladesh (English)

Bangladesh has achieved robust economic growth over the past 10 years, with real GDP growing by more than 6 percent on average each year. This paper investigates whether the country will be able to maintain such high levels of growth going forward. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7952 JAN 24, 2017

Sinha,Rishabh Disclosed

Burkina Faso - Bagre Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Notice d’impact environnemental (NIE) de 157,43 km de pistes rurales et ordinaires dans le pole de croissance de Bagre (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG2895 JAN 23, 2017

Bougouma-Zagre,Yolande Disclosed

Burkina Faso - Bagre Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Etude d’impact environnemental et social (EIES) de 51,5 km de routes ordinaires dans le pole de croissance de Bagre (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG2895 JAN 23, 2017

Bougouma-Zagre,Yolande Disclosed

Taxing the good ? distortions, misallocation, and productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper uses comprehensive and comparable firm-level manufacturing census data from four Sub-Saharan African countries to examine the extent, costs, and nature of within-industry resource misallocation across heterogeneous firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7949 JAN 23, 2017

Cirera,Xavier; Fattal Jaef,Roberto N.; Maemir,Hibret Belete Disclosed

How is the slowdown affecting households in Latin America and the Caribbean ? (English)

This paper shows evidence that suggests the economic slowdown in Latin America and the Caribbean has already translated into slowing social gains, including decelerating poverty reduction, stagnating growth of the middle class, and lower income growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7948 JAN 19, 2017

Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar; Castaneda Aguilar,Raul Andres; Farfan Bertran,Maria Gabriela; Reyes,German Jeremias; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto Disclosed

Pedagogy versus school readiness : the impact of a randomized reading instruction intervention and community-based playgroup intervention on early grade reading outcomes in Tonga (English)

: Identifying cost-effective interventions to improve early literacy is vital to developing countries, given the importance of early literacy for an individual's future education outcomes and subsequent human capital formation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7944 JAN 18, 2017

Macdonald,Kevin Alan David; Brinkman,Sally Ann; Jarvie,Wendy; Machuca-Sierra,Myrna; Mcdonall,Kristen Andrew; Messaoud-Galusi,Souhila; Tapueluelu,Siosiana; Vu,Binh Thanh Disclosed

Argentina - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY15-FY18 (English)

This Performance and Learning Review (PLR) summarizes progress in the implementation of the World Bank Group (WBG) Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for the Argentine Republic for the period FY15-FY18 , discussed by the WBG Executive Directors on September 9, 2014. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 110546 JAN 13, 2017

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Philippines monthly economic developments (January 2017) (English)

This newsletter about the monthly economic developments of Philippines include the following : (i) The Philippine stock exchange index closed 2016 weaker than the previous year amidst increasing global and local market uncertainties; (ii) Manufacturing activities expanded in November but the growth momentum may have started to moderate; (iii) A large net outflow of funds pulled the November year-to-date Balance of Payments from surplus to a 0.2 US billion dollars deficit; (iv) Exports contracted following two months of growth while imports retained its strong expansion; (v) Despite rising inflationary pressure, the Central Bank did not change its key policy rates in December; (vi) The fiscal deficit widened in January-November as the government accelerated spending, outpacing revenue growth; and (vii) The 2016 unemployment rate dropped to a decade low as the country’s robust economic performance fueled strong job creation. ... See More +

Newsletter 112127 JAN 01, 2017

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Step by step : let’s solve the finance puzzle to accelerate growth and shared prosperity (English)

The negative GDP growth rate recorded in the first quarter of FY 2016/17 is indicative of the recent difficulties that Uganda has faced in achieving the rates of growth required to enable the country to fulfill its aspirations. ... See More +

Working Paper 112621 JAN 01, 2017

Sebudde,Rachel K.; Goffe,Valeriya; Daka,Dorothy; Safavian,Mehnaz S. Disclosed

The World Bank monthly operational summary (English)

The World Bank Monthly Operational Summary (MOS) reports on the status of projects in the World Bank’s pipeline from the time the operation is identified to the signing of the Loan, Credit, or Grant Agreement. ... See More +

Board Report 112516 JAN 01, 2017

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Africa's cities : opening doors to the World - overview (English)

Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa’s relative poverty: Other regions have reached similar stages of urbanization at higher per capita GDP. ... See More +

Publication 112756 JAN 01, 2017

Lall,Somik V.; Henderson,John Vernon; Venables,Anthony J. Portuguese, French Disclosed

Africa's cities : opening doors to the World - overview (Vol. 2) : Africa's cities : opening doors to the World (English)

Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa’s relative poverty: Other regions have reached similar stages of urbanization at higher per capita GDP. ... See More +

Publication 112756 JAN 01, 2017

Lall,Somik V.; Henderson,John Vernon; Venables,Anthony J. Disclosed

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Estimating poverty using cell phone data : evidence from Guatemala (English)
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FEB 14, 2017 WPS7969 Policy Research Working Paper
Simulating the macroeconomic impact of future water scarcity (English)
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FEB 08, 2017 W16006 Working Paper
St. Vincent and the Grenadines - Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project : restructuring (English)
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FEB 06, 2017 RES22768 Project Paper
Personality traits, technology adoption, and technical efficiency : evidence from smallholder rice farms in Ghana (English)
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FEB 02, 2017 WPS7959 Policy Research Working Paper
Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 112753 Board Report
Philippines monthly economic developments (February 2017) (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 112835 Newsletter
Special economic zones, global value chains, and the degree of domestic linkages in the Dominican Republic (Spanish)
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FEB 01, 2017 112878 Working Paper English
The changing structure of Africa's economies (English)
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JAN 30, 2017 WPS7958 Policy Research Working Paper
Long-term growth scenarios for Bangladesh (English)
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JAN 24, 2017 WPS7952 Policy Research Working Paper
Burkina Faso - Bagre Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Notice d’impact environnemental (NIE) de 157,43 km de pistes rurales et ordinaires dans le pole de croissance de Bagre (French)
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JAN 23, 2017 SFG2895 Environmental Assessment
Burkina Faso - Bagre Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Etude d’impact environnemental et social (EIES) de 51,5 km de routes ordinaires dans le pole de croissance de Bagre (French)
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JAN 23, 2017 SFG2895 Environmental Assessment
Taxing the good ? distortions, misallocation, and productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JAN 23, 2017 WPS7949 Policy Research Working Paper
How is the slowdown affecting households in Latin America and the Caribbean ? (English)
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JAN 19, 2017 WPS7948 Policy Research Working Paper
Pedagogy versus school readiness : the impact of a randomized reading instruction intervention and community-based playgroup intervention on early grade reading outcomes in Tonga (English)
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JAN 18, 2017 WPS7944 Policy Research Working Paper
Argentina - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY15-FY18 (English)
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JAN 13, 2017 110546 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Philippines monthly economic developments (January 2017) (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112127 Newsletter
Step by step : let’s solve the finance puzzle to accelerate growth and shared prosperity (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112621 Working Paper
The World Bank monthly operational summary (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112516 Board Report
Africa's cities : opening doors to the World - overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112756 Publication Portuguese, French
Africa's cities : opening doors to the World - overview (Vol. 2) : Africa's cities : opening doors to the World (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112756 Publication