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Cambodia - Country engagement note for the period FY2016-2017 (English)

This Country Engagement Note (CEN) provides a framework for the partnership between Cambodia and the World Bank Group (WBG) during FY2016-2017. ... See More +

Country Engagement Note 104843 APR 27, 2016

Disclosed

The role of training programs for youth employment in Nepal : impact evaluation report on the employment fund (English)

The youth unemployment rate is exceptionally high in developing countries. Because the quality of education is arguably one of the most important determinants of youth's labor force participation, governments worldwide have responded by creating job training and placement services programs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7656 APR 27, 2016

Chakravarty,Shubha; Lundberg,Mattias K. A.; Danchev,Plamen Nikolov; Zenker,Juliane Disclosed

Identifying gazelles : expert panels vs. surveys as a means to identify firms with rapid growth potential (English)

A business plan competition is conducted to test whether survey instruments or panel judges are able to identify the fastest growing firms. Participants submitted six- to eight-page business plans and defended them before a three- or four-judge panel. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7647 APR 20, 2016

Fafchamps,Marcel; Woodruff,Christopher M. Disclosed

Cambodia - Economic update : improving macroeconomic and financial resilience (English)

While remaining robust, growth in 2015 eased slightly to 7.0 percent, slightly below the 7.1 percent achieved in 2014. The performance of the garment sector improved in 2015, while signs of economic moderation and weakness persisted in the tourism and agriculture sectors, respectively. ... See More +

Working Paper 104756 APR 11, 2016

Ly,Sodeth Disclosed

Russian Federation - Financial Education and Financial Literacy Project : procurement plan (Russian,English)

Procurement Plan 104923 APR 01, 2016

Disclosed

India - Scaling Up Sustainable and Responsible Microfinance Project (English)

Ratings for the Scaling Up Sustainable and Responsible Microfinance Project for India were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Status and Results Report ICR3711 MAR 23, 2016

Disclosed

India - Orissa Rural Livelihoods Project (English)

Ratings for the Orissa Rural Livelihoods Project for India were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3538 MAR 05, 2016

Disclosed

Colombia - Country partnership framework for the period FY16-21 (English)

The WBG’s Colombia Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) analyzed key constraints and opportunities that will impact Colombia’s development in the context of three defining country characteristics. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 101552 FEB 23, 2016

Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity : a systematic country diagnostic (English)

Sri Lanka is in many respects a development success story. With economic growth averaging more than 7 percent a year over the past five years on top of an average growth of 6 percent the preceding five years, Sri Lanka has made notable strides towards the goals of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity (the ‘twin goals’). ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 103246 FEB 01, 2016

Disclosed

Expanding financial inclusion through better credit reporting (English)

A credit reporting system is an integral part of a well-functioning credit market. It reduces information asymmetries and helps increase access to credit. ... See More +

Brief 105114 FEB 01, 2016

Jiang Nan (Charlotte); Chavez Sanchez,Edgar Ivan; Zand Yazdani,Yasmin Disclosed

Middle East and North Africa - Enhancing Microfinance amongst Women and Youth Project (English)

Ratings for the Enhancing Microfinance amongst Women and Youth Project for Middle East and North Africa were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3647 JAN 16, 2016

Disclosed

Egypt - Inclusive Regulations for Microfinance Project (English)

The development objective of the Inclusive Regulations for Microfinance Project for Egypt is to strengthen the regulatory and institutional framework of the microfinance sector in Egypt. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 89569 JAN 14, 2016

Disclosed

Lebanon - Promoting poverty reduction and shared prosperity : systematic country diagnostic (English)

Since independence, Lebanon’s political development has been influenced primarily by its evolving confessional system. However, this system, originally established to balance the competing interests of local religious communities, is increasingly seen as an impediment to more effective governance, as it has resulted in a paralysis in decision making and a general hollowing out of the state. ... See More +

Publication 103201 JAN 01, 2016

Le Borgne,Eric; Jacobs,Thomas James French, Arabic Disclosed

Maldives - Pension and Social Protection Administration Project (English)

Ratings for the Pension and Social Protection (SP) Administration Project for Maldives were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was substantial, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3458 DEC 30, 2015

Disclosed

India - Second Madhya Pradesh District Poverty Initiatives Project (English)

Ratings for the Second Madhya Pradesh District Poverty Initiatives Project for India were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3630 DEC 20, 2015

Disclosed

Handbook for improving the living conditions of Roma (English)

A disproportionately large number of Roma1 in Europe today face deep poverty, social exclusion, and poor living conditions. Improving these is critical to achieving the targets of the Europe 2020 Strategy, the European Union’s 10-year growth strategy, which aims to reduce poverty, social exclusion, early school leaving, and increase school attainment and employment by 2020. ... See More +

Working Paper 102190 NOV 30, 2015

Anan,Kosuke Disclosed

Microfinance : a critical literature survey (English)

This paper offers a critical survey of the microfinance literature of the past 10 years. It reviews studies on the effectiveness of different microfinance techniques and offers a critical assessment of the impact literature of microfinance. ... See More +

Publication 102284 NOV 22, 2015

Beck,Thorsten Disclosed

IDA17 mid-term review : progress report on inclusive growth (English)

IDA17 has identified inclusive growth as a priority for IDA countries. The special theme recognizes that growth alone, is insufficient for achieving the World Bank Group (WBG) goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030. ... See More +

Board Report 100927 NOV 09, 2015

Disclosed

Swaziland - Private Sector Competitiveness Project (English)

The development objective of the Private Sector Competitiveness Project for Swaziland is: to support an improved investment climate and strengthen competitiveness of firms, especially in the agribusiness and tourism sectors. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1331 NOV 04, 2015

Disclosed

Mexico - Expanding Rural Finance Project : México - Proyecto Expansión de Finanzas Rurales (Spanish)

The development objective of the Expanding Rural Finance Project for Mexico is to expand the availability of finance to the rural economy. The project comprises of two components. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1326 NOV 02, 2015

Disclosed

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Cambodia - Country engagement note for the period FY2016-2017 (English)
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APR 27, 2016 104843 Country Engagement Note
The role of training programs for youth employment in Nepal : impact evaluation report on the employment fund (English)
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APR 27, 2016 WPS7656 Policy Research Working Paper
Identifying gazelles : expert panels vs. surveys as a means to identify firms with rapid growth potential (English)
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APR 20, 2016 WPS7647 Policy Research Working Paper
Cambodia - Economic update : improving macroeconomic and financial resilience (English)
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APR 11, 2016 104756 Working Paper
Russian Federation - Financial Education and Financial Literacy Project : procurement plan (Russian,English)
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APR 01, 2016 104923 Procurement Plan
India - Scaling Up Sustainable and Responsible Microfinance Project (English)
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MAR 23, 2016 ICR3711 Implementation Status and Results Report
India - Orissa Rural Livelihoods Project (English)
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MAR 05, 2016 ICR3538 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Colombia - Country partnership framework for the period FY16-21 (English)
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FEB 23, 2016 101552 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Sri Lanka - Ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity : a systematic country diagnostic (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103246 Systematic Country Diagnostic
Expanding financial inclusion through better credit reporting (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 105114 Brief
Middle East and North Africa - Enhancing Microfinance amongst Women and Youth Project (English)
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JAN 16, 2016 ICR3647 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Egypt - Inclusive Regulations for Microfinance Project (English)
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JAN 14, 2016 89569 Project Appraisal Document
Lebanon - Promoting poverty reduction and shared prosperity : systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103201 Publication French, Arabic
Maldives - Pension and Social Protection Administration Project (English)
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DEC 30, 2015 ICR3458 Implementation Completion and Results Report
India - Second Madhya Pradesh District Poverty Initiatives Project (English)
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DEC 20, 2015 ICR3630 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Handbook for improving the living conditions of Roma (English)
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NOV 30, 2015 102190 Working Paper
Microfinance : a critical literature survey (English)
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NOV 22, 2015 102284 Publication
IDA17 mid-term review : progress report on inclusive growth (English)
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NOV 09, 2015 100927 Board Report
Swaziland - Private Sector Competitiveness Project (English)
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NOV 04, 2015 PAD1331 Project Appraisal Document
Mexico - Expanding Rural Finance Project : México - Proyecto Expansión de Finanzas Rurales (Spanish)
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NOV 02, 2015 PAD1326 Project Appraisal Document