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New Study Reveals the Complexity of the Informal Sector

July 2016: In this Policy Research Talk, Lead Economist Norman Loayza discussed how informality arises both from a lack of development and poor governance, and each of them to a different extent for every country. Thus, policies to address informality should also vary country by country.


Policy Research Report

May 2016: Transparency and citizen political engagement are on the rise, and together hold the potential to make politics work for rather than against economic development.

Global Financial Development Report 2015|2016: Long-Term Finance

September 2015: A shortage of long-term finance since the 2008 global crisis has been choking the growth of firms in developing countries and hampering the ability of credit-worthy families to borrow.

Research Highlights on Climate Change

August 2016: Climate change poses urgent threat to poor of coastal Bangladesh | Uncertain groundwater supply may limit adoption of water-saving technology in India | The optimal path to implementing carbon pricing in China | The value of mangrove forests in climate change protection | Improved cookstoves can reduce forest degradation and carbon emissions | Establishing protected areas can slow tropical forest clearing

Research on IDA Countries

June 2016: Readers can view World Bank Policy Research Working Papers on IDA countries sorted by Global Practice Clusters and IDA 18 themes for the past three years and also access a special edition of the Research Digest focused on IDA countries.

Last updated: 2016-09-28

New Policy Research Working Papers

7843Intergenerational education mobility in Africa : has progress been inclusive ?2016/09
7842Dynamic relationship between corruption and youth unemployment : empirical evidences from a system GMM approach2016/09
7841Is predicted data a viable alternative to real data ?2016/09
7840Citizen engagement in rulemaking -- evidence on regulatory practices in 185 countries2016/09
7839Poor households' productive investments of cash transfers : quasi-experimental evidence from Niger2016/09


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