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Official Documents- Amendment No. 1 to the Administration Agreement with the European Union Represented by European Commission for TF072824 (English)

Agreement DEC 04, 2018

LEGRL Disclosed

Gender Gaps in the Labor Market and Economic Growth (English)

This paper studies the effects of policies aimed at mitigating discrimination against women in the marketplace on the gender wage gap, decisions to invest in skills, the composition of employment and unemployment, and long-run growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8661 DEC 03, 2018

Agenor,Pierre-Richard; Karakurum-Ozdemir,Kamer; Pinto Moreira,Emmanuel Disclosed

Potential Growth : Outlook and Options for the Russian Federation (English)

This paper examines the past and future trajectory of the Russian Federation's potential growth: the speed at which an economy could grow if all resources were utilized efficiently. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8663 DEC 03, 2018

Okawa,Yoki; Sanghi,Apurva Disclosed

States Diverge, Cities Converge : Drivers of Local Growth Catch-up in India (English)

This paper takes a fresh look at growth convergence in India, combining insights from macroeconomics and urban economics. It departs from the existing literature in three ways. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8660 DEC 03, 2018

Li,Yue-000316086; Rama,Martin G.; Zhao,Qinghua Disclosed

The Challenge of Inclusive Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This report documents the challenge of achieving inclusive education in Africa. Primary school completion rates are 10 percentage points lower for girls with disabilities than for girls without disabilities. ... See More +

Working Paper 132586 DEC 01, 2018

Wodon,Quentin T.; Male,Chata; Montenegro,Claudio E.; Nayihouba,Kolobadia Ada Disclosed

Can Information Influence the Social Insurance Participation Decision of China's Rural Migrants? (English)

This paper uses a randomized information intervention to shed light on whether poor understanding of social insurance, both the process of enrolling and costs and benefits, drives the relatively low rates of participation in urban health insurance and pension programs among China's rural-urban migrants. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8658 NOV 29, 2018

Giles,John T.; Meng,Xin; Xue,Sen; Zhao,Guochang Disclosed

Official Documents- Administration Arrangement with DFID for Contribution to TF073170 (English)

Trust Fund Administrative Agreement NOV 19, 2018

LEGRL Disclosed

Disclosable Restructuring Paper - BF-Youth Employment Skills Development - P130735 (English)

Project Paper RES34658 NOV 19, 2018

Grun,Rebekka E. Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Benin Youth Employment Project - P132667 - Sequence No : 09 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR34682 NOV 16, 2018

Bossuroy,Thomas Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Central African Republic - LONDO Project - P152512 - Sequence No : 07 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR34608 NOV 08, 2018

Bance,Paul G. A. Disclosed

Jamaica - LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN- P148013- JM Youth Employment in Digital and Animation Industries - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP14285 NOV 07, 2018

Margery Newland Disclosed

Disclosable Restructuring Paper - Strengthening Social Protection and Inclusion System - P155097 (English)

The development objectives of Strengthening the Social Protection and Inclusion System Project for Panama is to increase the efficiency of the social protection system and improve the income generation capacity of the poor and vulnerable. ... See More +

Project Paper RES33496 NOV 02, 2018

Plevko,Snjezana Disclosed

FYR Macedonia Special Focus Note : Progressivity and Equity in Personal Income Taxation : ПЈР Македонија, Посебен осврт: Прогресивност и еднаквост во оданочувањето на личните приходи (Macedonian)

FYR Macedonia has kept taxes low and offered tax incentives to attract foreign direct investment (FDI), but that has had a sizable fiscal cost. ... See More +

Working Paper 131861 NOV 01, 2018

English Disclosed

FYR Macedonia Special Focus Note : Progressivity and Equity in Personal Income Taxation (English)

FYR Macedonia has kept taxes low and offered tax incentives to attract foreign direct investment (FDI), but that has had a sizable fiscal cost. ... See More +

Working Paper 131861 NOV 01, 2018

Macedonian Disclosed

High-Growing Firms : Facts, Fiction, and Policy Options for Emerging Economies (English)

This report explores the key characteristics of High-Growth Firms (HGFs), focusing particularly on those aspects that have been or can be used as filters for policy action. ... See More +

Working Paper 132062 NOV 01, 2018

Goswami,Arti Grover; Medvedev,Denis; Olafsen,Ellen Disclosed

Busting the Myth : The Impact of Increasing the Minimum Wage : The Experience of Romania (English)

This paper discusses the impact of a gradual, pre-announced significant increase of the minimum wage during 2013–16 in Romania. The main finding is that the positive effects prevail when the starting level of increase in the minimum wage is very low and the economy is in a negative output gap. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8632 OCT 31, 2018

Heemskerk,Frank; Voinea,Liviu; Cojocaru,Alexandra Disclosed

Senegal - Improving Youth Employability Through Informal Apprenticeship Project (English)

The development objective of the Improving Youth Employability Through Informal Apprenticeship Project for Senegal are to strengthen the apprenticeship system and improve the employability of selected apprentices. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD3037 OCT 31, 2018

Disclosed

sae : A Stata Package for Unit Level Small Area Estimation (English)

This paper presents a new family of Stata functions devoted to small area estimation. Small area methods attempt to solve low representativeness of surveys within areas, or the lack of data for specific areas/sub-populations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8630 OCT 30, 2018

Nguyen,Minh Cong; Corral Rodas,Paul Andres; Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Zhao,Qinghua Disclosed

Contractual Frictions and the Margins of Trade (English)

A growing body of work has shown that the quality of national institutions that enforce written contracts plays an important role in shaping a country's comparative advantage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8631 OCT 30, 2018

Azomahou,Theophile Thomas; Maemir,Hibret Belete; Wako,Hassen A. Disclosed

Identifying Urban Areas by Combining Data from the Ground and from Outer Space : An Application to India (English)

This paper develops a tractable method to identify urban areas and applies it to India, where urbanization is messy. Google Earth images are assessed subjectively to determine whether a stratified large sample of Indian cities, towns and villages, as officially defined, are urban or rural in practice. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8628 OCT 29, 2018

Galdo,Virgilio; Li,Yue-000316086; Rama,Martin G. Disclosed

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Official Documents- Amendment No. 1 to the Administration Agreement with the European Union Represented by European Commission for TF072824 (English)
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DEC 04, 2018 Agreement
Gender Gaps in the Labor Market and Economic Growth (English)
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DEC 03, 2018 WPS8661 Policy Research Working Paper
Potential Growth : Outlook and Options for the Russian Federation (English)
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DEC 03, 2018 WPS8663 Policy Research Working Paper
States Diverge, Cities Converge : Drivers of Local Growth Catch-up in India (English)
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DEC 03, 2018 WPS8660 Policy Research Working Paper
The Challenge of Inclusive Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132586 Working Paper
Can Information Influence the Social Insurance Participation Decision of China's Rural Migrants? (English)
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NOV 29, 2018 WPS8658 Policy Research Working Paper
Official Documents- Administration Arrangement with DFID for Contribution to TF073170 (English)
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NOV 19, 2018 Trust Fund Administrative Agreement
Disclosable Restructuring Paper - BF-Youth Employment Skills Development - P130735 (English)
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NOV 19, 2018 RES34658 Project Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Benin Youth Employment Project - P132667 - Sequence No : 09 (English)
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NOV 16, 2018 ISR34682 Implementation Status and Results Report
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Central African Republic - LONDO Project - P152512 - Sequence No : 07 (English)
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NOV 08, 2018 ISR34608 Implementation Status and Results Report
Jamaica - LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN- P148013- JM Youth Employment in Digital and Animation Industries - Procurement Plan (English)
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NOV 07, 2018 STEP14285 Procurement Plan
Disclosable Restructuring Paper - Strengthening Social Protection and Inclusion System - P155097 (English)
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NOV 02, 2018 RES33496 Project Paper
FYR Macedonia Special Focus Note : Progressivity and Equity in Personal Income Taxation : ПЈР Македонија, Посебен осврт: Прогресивност и еднаквост во оданочувањето на личните приходи (Macedonian)
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NOV 01, 2018 131861 Working Paper English
FYR Macedonia Special Focus Note : Progressivity and Equity in Personal Income Taxation (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 131861 Working Paper Macedonian
High-Growing Firms : Facts, Fiction, and Policy Options for Emerging Economies (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132062 Working Paper
Busting the Myth : The Impact of Increasing the Minimum Wage : The Experience of Romania (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 WPS8632 Policy Research Working Paper
Senegal - Improving Youth Employability Through Informal Apprenticeship Project (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 PAD3037 Project Appraisal Document
sae : A Stata Package for Unit Level Small Area Estimation (English)
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OCT 30, 2018 WPS8630 Policy Research Working Paper
Contractual Frictions and the Margins of Trade (English)
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OCT 30, 2018 WPS8631 Policy Research Working Paper
Identifying Urban Areas by Combining Data from the Ground and from Outer Space : An Application to India (English)
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OCT 29, 2018 WPS8628 Policy Research Working Paper