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Colombia - Guarantee to Strengthen Financial Safety Net Project (English)

Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 114421 APR 10, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Swaziland (English)

Economic growth is projected to rebound to 1.7 percent in 2017, in part due to modestly improved regional growth prospects and recovery of agricultural production following better rains. ... See More +

Working Paper 113877 APR 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Namibia (English)

The pace of economic activity subsided significantly during 2016, in part as glob-al demand for commodities remained sluggish. In the medium-term, growth is anticipated to recover gradually, reaching 4 percent by 2018, driven mostly by mining and services activities. ... See More +

Working Paper 113875 APR 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Zimbabwe (English)

Economic growth registered 0.7 percent in 2016, easing from a modest 1 percent gain in the previous year. A fall in private sector demand was offset by an increase in net exports and fiscal expansion. ... See More +

Working Paper 113879 APR 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Zambia (English)

GDP growth improved to 3.3 percent in 2016 from 2.9 percent in 2015, but remained below the rate achieved between 2004 and 2014 (average 7.4 percent). ... See More +

Working Paper 113878 APR 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for South Africa (English)

A modest cyclical recovery is expected in South Africa, yet growth remains low at 1.1 percent in 2017. This implies negative per capita growth, leaving little room to reduce poverty or make progress in reducing unemployment, which climbed to new highs in 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 113876 APR 01, 2017

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Africa research newsletter (4) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: regional studies program; summary of Africa regional studies; from Africa region chief economist; advisory services and analytics; economic sector work (ESW) delivered by global practice; ESW delivered by country. ... See More +

Newsletter 114356 APR 01, 2017

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Madagascar - Madagascar Statistical Capacity Building Project (English)

The development objective of Statistical Capacity Building Project for Madagascar is to strengthen the capacity of the National Statistics Institute (INSTAT) to produce quality statistics and to enhance its statistical dissemination practices. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1979 MAR 08, 2017

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Kyrgyz Republic - Second Health and Social Protection Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Second Health and Social Protection Project for Kyrgyz Republic is to: (i) improve health outcomes in four health priority areas in support of the ‘Den Sooluk’ National Health Reform Program 2012‐2016; and (ii) enable the Government's efforts to enhance effectiveness and targeting performance of social assistance and services. ... See More +

Project Paper RES24817 MAR 07, 2017

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For India's rural poor, growing towns matter more than growing cities (English)

It is theoretically ambiguous whether growth of cities matters more to the rural poor than growth of towns. This paper empirically examines whether growth of India's secondary towns or big cities mattered more to recent rural poverty reduction, noting that data deficiencies have made this a difficult question to answer previously. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7994 MAR 06, 2017

Gibson,John; Datt,Gaurav; Murgai,Rinku; Ravallion,Martin Disclosed

Antidiscrimination law and shared prosperity : an analysis of the legal framework of six economies and their impact on the equality of opportunities of ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities (English)

This paper looks at the structural marginalization of eth-nic, religious, and sexual minorities in six pilot economies (Bulgaria, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, Tanzania, and Vietnam) and proposes a new methodology for collecting cross-country comparable data on antidiscrimination legal frameworks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7992 MAR 03, 2017

Panter,Elaine Rene Elizabeth; Primiani,Tanya; Hasan,Tazeen; Calderon Pontaza,Eduardo Disclosed

Iraq - Promoting the Inclusion of Conflict-Affected Iraqi Youth Project : environmental assessment : Environmental management framework (English)

The development objective of the Promoting the Inclusion of Conflict-Affected Iraqi Youth Project for Iraq is to promote the social and economic inclusion of at least 3,000 conflict-affected Iraqi youth (ages 15-29) through engagement in entrepreneurship and youth-led community development activities. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3207 MAR 03, 2017

D'Almeida,Charlene Disclosed

Georgia - Second Programmatic Inclusive Growth DPO Project (English)

Program Information Document AB7800 MAR 02, 2017

Disclosed

Georgia - Second Regional Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Environmental management plan for rehabilitation of pavement and storm water drain system of Circle Road in Tskaltubo town (English)

The development objective of the Second Regional Development Project for Georgia is to improve infrastructure services and institutional capacity to support increased contribution of tourism in the local economy of the Imereti region. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3118 MAR 01, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

Georgia - Second Regional and Municipal Infrastructure Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Environmental and social screening and environmental management plan for V. Bakurtsikhe community center (Gurjaani Municipality) rehabilitation sub-project (English)

The objective of the Second Regional and Municipal Infrastructure Development Project for Georgia is to improve access to and quality of municipal services and infrastructure. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3121 MAR 01, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

Georgia - Second Regional Development Project : environmental assessment : Environmental management plan for rehabilitation of roads, foot paths, and storm water drain system of Central park and lake Tsivi in Tskaltubo town (English)

The development objective of the Second Regional Development Project for Georgia is to improve infrastructure services and institutional capacity to support increased contribution of tourism in the local economy of the Imereti region. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3118 MAR 01, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

Pakistan National Social Protection Program-for-Results : technical assessment - 2017 (English)

The Government's vision for social protection (SP), as elaborated in the 2007 National Social Protection Strategy (NSPS), was to develop an integrated and comprehensive SP platform focused on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable groups. ... See More +

PforR Fiduciary Systems Assessment 113568 MAR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Gender Equality, Poverty Reduction, and Inclusive Growth : 2016-2023 Gender Strategy - 2017 Update to the Board (English)

The new Gender Strategy emphasizes measurable results based on data and evidence of whatworks. It raises the bar and positions the WBG to be a more effective actor in tackling specific gender gaps. ... See More +

Board Report 112956 FEB 17, 2017

Disclosed

Growth (but not only) is good for the poor : some cross-country evidence to promote growth and shared prosperity in Haiti (English)

Many low-income countries, such as Haiti, have high ambitions and socioeconomic needs to achieve substantial income growth, especially for the poorest income quintiles. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7975 FEB 16, 2017

Belo Da Silva Antoine,Kassia; Singh,Raju; Wacker,Konstantin M. Disclosed

Morocco - Identity and Targeting for Social Protection Project (English)

The development objective of the Identity and Targeting for Social Protection Project for Morocco is to expand coverage of a unique identifying number for the Moroccan population and foreign residents, and to improve targeting of social safety nets in the Project Area. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1611 FEB 16, 2017

Arabic Disclosed

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Colombia - Guarantee to Strengthen Financial Safety Net Project (English)
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APR 10, 2017 114421 Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Macro poverty outlook for Swaziland (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113877 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Namibia (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113875 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Zimbabwe (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113879 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Zambia (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113878 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for South Africa (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113876 Working Paper
Africa research newsletter (4) (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114356 Newsletter
Madagascar - Madagascar Statistical Capacity Building Project (English)
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MAR 08, 2017 PAD1979 Project Appraisal Document
Kyrgyz Republic - Second Health and Social Protection Project : restructuring (English)
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MAR 07, 2017 RES24817 Project Paper
For India's rural poor, growing towns matter more than growing cities (English)
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MAR 06, 2017 WPS7994 Policy Research Working Paper
Antidiscrimination law and shared prosperity : an analysis of the legal framework of six economies and their impact on the equality of opportunities of ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities (English)
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MAR 03, 2017 WPS7992 Policy Research Working Paper
Iraq - Promoting the Inclusion of Conflict-Affected Iraqi Youth Project : environmental assessment : Environmental management framework (English)
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MAR 03, 2017 SFG3207 Environmental Assessment
Georgia - Second Programmatic Inclusive Growth DPO Project (English)
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MAR 02, 2017 AB7800 Program Information Document
Georgia - Second Regional Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Environmental management plan for rehabilitation of pavement and storm water drain system of Circle Road in Tskaltubo town (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 SFG3118 Environmental Assessment
Georgia - Second Regional and Municipal Infrastructure Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Environmental and social screening and environmental management plan for V. Bakurtsikhe community center (Gurjaani Municipality) rehabilitation sub-project (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 SFG3121 Environmental Assessment
Georgia - Second Regional Development Project : environmental assessment : Environmental management plan for rehabilitation of roads, foot paths, and storm water drain system of Central park and lake Tsivi in Tskaltubo town (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 SFG3118 Environmental Assessment
Pakistan National Social Protection Program-for-Results : technical assessment - 2017 (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113568 PforR Fiduciary Systems Assessment
Gender Equality, Poverty Reduction, and Inclusive Growth : 2016-2023 Gender Strategy - 2017 Update to the Board (English)
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FEB 17, 2017 112956 Board Report
Growth (but not only) is good for the poor : some cross-country evidence to promote growth and shared prosperity in Haiti (English)
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FEB 16, 2017 WPS7975 Policy Research Working Paper
Morocco - Identity and Targeting for Social Protection Project (English)
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FEB 16, 2017 PAD1611 Project Appraisal Document Arabic