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Nigeria - Growth and Employment Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Growth and Employment Project for Nigeria is to increase growth and employment in participating states. The purpose of the level-two restructuring is to make the following adjustments: (a) changes to components and costs: component A, improved investment climate, which used to be 100 percent funded by United Kingdom (UK) Department for International Development (DFID) will now benefit from International Development Association (IDA) funding in the amount of United States (U.S.) 5 million dollars; (b) special drawing rights (SDR) 3,615,000 (equivalent U.S. 5 million dollars) will be reallocated from category 1 to category 6 for component A, improved investment climate; SDR 21,760,000 (U.S. 30 million dollars) for the small and medium enterprise (SME) investment fund will be allocated from proceeds under category 1 (Gds, Wks, non-consulting services, consultant services, training, workshops and study tours under A3, A4, BI.1-4, BII), category 2 (Gds, consultant services including study tours, workshops and study tours, and operating costs under part C of the project), category 3 (grants for subprojects) and category 4 (project preparation fund) to a newly created category 5 under sub-component B.III; (c) modifications in the results framework to: (i) revise indicators and make them more realistic, measurable, and in line with the project activities; (ii) drop some indicators that are no longer relevant and revise targets for increased realism; and (iii) provide intermediate level indicators to reflect projects achievements more accurately and new ones that are relevant to the new sub-component BIII; and (d) extension of the project closing date by 12 months and 23 days, from September 7, 2018 to September 30, 2019, to ensure accelerated implementation and allow the new SME investment fund to be functional and achieve results in line with the project development objectives. ... See More +

Project Paper RES25557 AUG 01, 2017

Disclosed

Liberia - Fourth Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation Project (English)

Program Information Document 118028 JUL 31, 2017

Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic - Second Health and Social Protection Project : procurement plan (Russian,English)

Procurement Plan 117637 JUL 07, 2017

Disclosed

The future of work requires more, not less technology in developing countries (English)

Digital technology is transforming the organization and location of production, and thus the futureof work. It risks widening the gap between richer and developing countries, and between the better skilled and connected and the poorer population groups within countries, who stand to bear the brunt of the adjustment. ... See More +

Brief 117820 JUL 01, 2017

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Social registries for social assistance and beyond : a guidance note and assessment tool (English)

This paper makes several contributions. First, it presents a ‘guidance note’ on the framework for Social Registries, anchoring the definition of these systems in their functions along the Delivery Chain and their social policy role as inclusion systems, while clarifying terminology in a manner that is consistent with IT standards in the discussion of their architecture as information systems. ... See More +

Working Paper 117971 JUL 01, 2017

Pereira Guimaraes Leite,Phillippe George; George,Tina; Sun,Changqing; Jones,Theresa; Lindert,Kathy A. Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - Social Protection Enhancement Project (English)

The development objective of the Social Protection Enhancement Project for West Bank and Gaza (WB and G) is to establish a single targeting and referral system to provide cash benefits and services to poor and vulnerable households. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2342 JUN 30, 2017

Disclosed

Lebanon - Second Emergency Social Protection Implementation Support Project (English)

Ratings of Second Emergency Social Protection Implementation Support Project (ESPISP II) for Lebanon were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was substantial, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4111 JUN 30, 2017

Disclosed

Madagascar - Inclusive and Resilient Growth DPO Project (English)

Program Information Document AB7916 JUN 29, 2017

Disclosed

Laos - Second Poverty Reduction Fund Project (English)

Ratings for the Second Poverty Reduction Fund Project for Laos were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3988 JUN 26, 2017

Disclosed

Turkey - Resilience, Inclusion and Growth Development Policy Financing (DPF) Project (English)

Program Information Document AB7912 JUN 21, 2017

Disclosed

Employment multipliers over the business cycle (English)

This paper estimates dynamic employment multipliers in a U.S. county during 1998-2015. On average, one exogenous tradable job gain creates 1.1 jobs in the rest of the county economy in the same year, but is offset by losses of 0.23 job one year later and 0.32 job two years later. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8105 JUN 19, 2017

Nguyen,Ha Minh; Soh,Jiaming Disclosed

Tunisia - Social Protection Reforms Support Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Social Protection Reforms Support Project for Tunisia is to strengthen institutional capacity to design social protection reforms and improve targeting of safety net programs. ... See More +

Project Paper RES23345 JUN 15, 2017

Huchard,Marie Agnes Ndour Disclosed

Jobs in global value chains (English)

Global Value Chains (GVC) are significant vehicles of job creation, carrying a share of 60 percent of global trade that employs around 17 million people worldwide. ... See More +

Brief 116316 JUN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Uganda - Strengthening Social Risk Management and Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response Project (English)

The development objective of the Strengthening Social Risk Management and Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response Project for Uganda are to increase: (i) participation in Gender-Based Violence (GBV) prevention programs; and (ii) utilization of multi-sectoral response services for survivors of GBV in targeted districts. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2380 MAY 24, 2017

Disclosed

Societal poverty : a relative and relevant measure (English)

Poverty lines are typically higher in richer countries, and lower in poorer ones, reflecting the relative nature of national assessments of who is considered poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8073 MAY 23, 2017

Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Prydz,Espen Beer Disclosed

When growth is not enough : explaining the rigidity of poverty in the Dominican Republic (English)

The Dominican Republic has enjoyed one of the strongest growth rates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) over the past 20 years. It also experiences high growth with limited poverty reduction. ... See More +

Publication 115257 MAY 23, 2017

Grajales,Francisco Jose; Sirtaine,Sophie Disclosed

The rise of the middle class and economic growth in ASEAN (English)

This paper presents estimates of the relationship between the share of income accruing to the middle class and gross domestic product per capita of economies from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8068 MAY 18, 2017

Brueckner,Markus; Dabla-Norris,Era; Gradstein,Mark; Lederman,Daniel Disclosed

Toward more efficient and effective public social spending in Central America (English)

Central America has come a long way both in terms of economic and political stability. Increasingly the region is focusing on implementing productivity-enhancing reforms as well as supporting reductions in poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Publication 115209 MAY 18, 2017

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Gindling,Thomas; Pena,Christine Lao Disclosed

Philippines - Inclusive Partnerships for Agricultural Competiveness Project (English)

The development objective of the Inclusive Partnerships for Agricultural Competitiveness Project for Philippines are to improve access to markets and to enhance the competitiveness of smallholder farmers in the targeted agrarian reform community clusters. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1278 MAY 18, 2017

Disclosed

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Nigeria - Growth and Employment Project : restructuring (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 RES25557 Project Paper
Liberia - Fourth Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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JUL 31, 2017 118028 Program Information Document
Kyrgyz Republic - Second Health and Social Protection Project : procurement plan (Russian,English)
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JUL 07, 2017 117637 Procurement Plan
Vietnam - Second Northern Mountains Poverty Reduction Project : additional financing - procurement plan : Việt Nam - Dự Án Giảm Nghèo Giai Đoạn Thứ Hai Tỉnh Lai Châu : thêm tài chính - kế hoạch đấu thầu (Vietnamese)
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JUL 03, 2017 117152 Procurement Plan
The future of work requires more, not less technology in developing countries (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117820 Brief
Social registries for social assistance and beyond : a guidance note and assessment tool (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117971 Working Paper
West Bank and Gaza - Social Protection Enhancement Project (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 PAD2342 Project Appraisal Document
Lebanon - Second Emergency Social Protection Implementation Support Project (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 ICR4111 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Madagascar - Inclusive and Resilient Growth DPO Project (English)
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JUN 29, 2017 AB7916 Program Information Document
Laos - Second Poverty Reduction Fund Project (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 ICR3988 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Turkey - Resilience, Inclusion and Growth Development Policy Financing (DPF) Project (English)
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JUN 21, 2017 AB7912 Program Information Document
Employment multipliers over the business cycle (English)
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JUN 19, 2017 WPS8105 Policy Research Working Paper
Tunisia - Social Protection Reforms Support Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 15, 2017 RES23345 Project Paper
Jobs in global value chains (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 116316 Brief
Uganda - Strengthening Social Risk Management and Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response Project (English)
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MAY 24, 2017 PAD2380 Project Appraisal Document
Societal poverty : a relative and relevant measure (English)
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MAY 23, 2017 WPS8073 Policy Research Working Paper
When growth is not enough : explaining the rigidity of poverty in the Dominican Republic (English)
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MAY 23, 2017 115257 Publication
The rise of the middle class and economic growth in ASEAN (English)
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MAY 18, 2017 WPS8068 Policy Research Working Paper
Toward more efficient and effective public social spending in Central America (English)
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MAY 18, 2017 115209 Publication
Philippines - Inclusive Partnerships for Agricultural Competiveness Project (English)
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MAY 18, 2017 PAD1278 Project Appraisal Document