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Is Poverty in Africa mostly chronic or transient ? evidence from synthetic panel data (English)

Absent actual panel household survey data, this paper constructs, for the first time, synthetic panel data for more than 20 countries accounting for two-thirds of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8033 APR 20, 2017

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Dabalen,Andrew L. Disclosed

Tobacco taxation in the European Union : an overview (English)

The European Union has a long experience in tobacco tax harmonization, which provides useful lessons learned. In the European Union, tobacco tax harmonization took place in stages, and currently all Member States have agreed upon definitions, tax base, and minimum excise duty rates for all product categories of manufactured tobacco. ... See More +

Working Paper 114324 APR 12, 2017

Bouw, Annerie Disclosed

Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (English)

Latin America and the Caribbean does not have the infrastructure it needs, or deserves, given its income. Many argue that the solution is to spend more; by contrast, this report has one main message: Latin America can dramatically narrow its infrastructure service gap by spending efficiently on the right things. ... See More +

Working Paper 114110 APR 06, 2017

Fay,Marianne; Andres,Luis Alberto; Fox,Charles James Edward; Narloch,Ulf Gerrit; Straub,Stephane; Slawson,Michael Alan Disclosed

South Asia Procurement Innovation Awards 2016 (English)

This publication is a compilation of abstracts of submissions made by procurement entities from Government, Public Sector, Autonomous, University or Research and Training Institutions following the Public Procurement regulatory framework, and NGOs/CBOs involved in Public Procurement Management and Oversight Support in the South Asian countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka for South Asia Procurement Innovation Awards 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 114154 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

The political economy of energy subsidy reform (English)

This book proposes a simple framework for understanding the political economy of subsidy reform andapplies it to four in-depth country studies covering more than 30 distinct episodes of reform.Five key lessons emerge. ... See More +

Publication 113262 MAR 22, 2017

Inchauste,Gabriela; Victor,David G. Disclosed

El Salvador - Fiscal Management and Public Sector Performance Technical Assistance Project (English)

Ratings for the Fiscal Management and Public Sector Performance Technical Assistance Project for El Salvador were as follows: outcomes were unsatisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and Borrower performance was unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3947 MAR 10, 2017

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Georgia - Second Regional and Municipal Infrastructure Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 16) : Environmental and social screening and environmental management plan for daba Mestia Leo pilpani public and folklore theatre (Mestia 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 07, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - Third Phase of Municipal Development Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objective of the Third Phase of Municipal Development Project for West Bank and Gaza aims to enhance the institutional capacity of municipalities in West Bank and Gaza for more accountable and sustainable service delivery. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3146 MAR 01, 2017

Bali,Maha Muhammad Disclosed

Citizen engagement in water snapshots : Teresina Enhancing Municipal Governance and Quality of Life Project (English)

The objectives of the Teresina Enhancing Municipal Governance and Quality of Life Project, approved in 2008, were to modernize and improve the financial, urban environmental, service delivery management capacity of the municipal government, and its role in facilitating in the financial, urban environmental, service delivery, and economic development improvement of the quality of life of the low-income population of the Lagoas do Norte region of the city. ... See More +

Brief 114395 MAR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Somalia - Special Financing Facility for Local Development Project : environmental assessment : Environmental social action plan report (English)

The development objective of the Special Financing Facility for Local Development Project for Somalia is to support the construction and reconstruction of infrastructure and the development of public service delivery capacity in targeted areas of Somalia and support the Federal Government and interim administration government capacity to respond to an eligible naturally triggered emergency. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3273 MAR 01, 2017

Santos,Rildo Disclosed

Rising incomes and inequality of access to infrastructure among Latin American households (English)

This paper documents access to services and ownership of infrastructure-related durables in the water, energy, telecom, and transport areas, based on harmonized household survey data covering 1.6 million households in 14 Latin American countries during 1992 to 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7987 FEB 28, 2017

Fay,Marianne; Straub,Stephane Disclosed

Board standing committees membership : term of membership - November 1, 2016 thru October 31, 2018 (English)

Board Report 113093 FEB 28, 2017

Disclosed

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

Pakistan - Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : پنرواس پالیسی فریم ورک (Urdu)

The development objective of the Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project for Pakistan is to enhance public spaces in targeted neighborhoods of Karachi, and improve the city’s capacity to provide selected administrative services. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG3015 FEB 01, 2017

Chen,Michelle Lisa Disclosed

Pakistan - Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objective of the Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project for Pakistan is to enhance public spaces in targeted neighborhoods of Karachi, and improve the city's capacity to provide selected administrative services. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3024 FEB 01, 2017

Chen,Michelle Lisa Disclosed

Push and pull : emerging risks in frontier economy access to international capital markets (English)

Over the past decade, a large number of low- and lower-middle income ‘frontier economies’ have begun to access international private capital markets to meet fiscal financing needs. ... See More +

Working Paper 112988 FEB 01, 2017

Haque,Tobias; Bogoev,Jane; Smith,Greg Disclosed

To ban or not to ban? : regulating dual practice in Palestine (English)

Dual practice, health professionals working simultaneously in the public and private sectors, is perceived to negatively impact quality of health care. ... See More +

Journal Article 113003 JAN 31, 2017

Alaref,Jumana Jamal Subhi; Awwad,Jawad; Araujo,Edson Correia; Lemiere,Christophe; Hillis,Samira Ahmed; Ozaltin,Emre Disclosed

Can tax incentives for electronic payments reduce the shadow economy? : Korea's attempt to reduce underreporting in retail businesses (English)

Increasing tax revenues by reducing the shadow economy has been a central goal of tax policy and administration in the Republic of Korea since the National Tax Service was established as an independent agency in 1966. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7936 JAN 09, 2017

Sung,Myung Jae; Awasthi,Rajul; Lee,Hyung Chul Disclosed

Guía del Usuario : resolución de conflictos de gobierno corporativo (Vol. 4) : 手册(四): 解决公司治理纠纷 (Chinese)

The Global Corporate Governance Forum's fourth toolkit provides practical guidance on how consensus-based alternatives to adjudication can help prevent, resolve, and reduce the negative impact of corporate governance disputes and consequently contribute to improving corporate governance practices, strengthening investor confidence, and supporting business continuity. ... See More +

Working Paper 62893 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

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Is Poverty in Africa mostly chronic or transient ? evidence from synthetic panel data (English)
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APR 20, 2017 WPS8033 Policy Research Working Paper
Tobacco taxation in the European Union : an overview (English)
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APR 12, 2017 114324 Working Paper
Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (English)
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APR 06, 2017 114110 Working Paper
South Asia Procurement Innovation Awards 2016 (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114154 Working Paper
The political economy of energy subsidy reform (English)
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MAR 22, 2017 113262 Publication
El Salvador - Fiscal Management and Public Sector Performance Technical Assistance Project (English)
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MAR 10, 2017 ICR3947 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Georgia - Second Regional and Municipal Infrastructure Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 16) : Environmental and social screening and environmental management plan for daba Mestia Leo pilpani public and folklore theatre (Mestia Municipality) rehabilitation sub-project (English)
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MAR 07, 2017 SFG3121 Environmental Assessment
West Bank and Gaza - Third Phase of Municipal Development Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 SFG3146 Environmental Assessment
Citizen engagement in water snapshots : Teresina Enhancing Municipal Governance and Quality of Life Project (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 114395 Brief
Somalia - Special Financing Facility for Local Development Project : environmental assessment : Environmental social action plan report (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 SFG3273 Environmental Assessment
Rising incomes and inequality of access to infrastructure among Latin American households (English)
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FEB 28, 2017 WPS7987 Policy Research Working Paper
Board standing committees membership : term of membership - November 1, 2016 thru October 31, 2018 (English)
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FEB 28, 2017 113093 Board Report
Madagascar - Public Sector Performance Project : implementation support mission - February 6 to 17, 2017 : Madagascar - Projet d’Appui à la Performance du Secteur Public : mission d’appui à la mise en oeuvre - 6 au 17 Février, 2017 (French)
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FEB 17, 2017 113792 Aide Memoire
Estimating poverty using cell phone data : evidence from Guatemala (English)
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FEB 14, 2017 WPS7969 Policy Research Working Paper
Pakistan - Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : پنرواس پالیسی فریم ورک (Urdu)
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FEB 01, 2017 SFG3015 Resettlement Plan
Pakistan - Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 SFG3024 Environmental Assessment
Push and pull : emerging risks in frontier economy access to international capital markets (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 112988 Working Paper
To ban or not to ban? : regulating dual practice in Palestine (English)
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JAN 31, 2017 113003 Journal Article
Can tax incentives for electronic payments reduce the shadow economy? : Korea's attempt to reduce underreporting in retail businesses (English)
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JAN 09, 2017 WPS7936 Policy Research Working Paper
Guía del Usuario : resolución de conflictos de gobierno corporativo (Vol. 4) : 手册(四): 解决公司治理纠纷 (Chinese)
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JAN 01, 2017 62893 Working Paper