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DFSG Country Studies

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To encourage innovative country studies that further our understanding of how poor people can improve their well-being by contributing to and benefiting from the growth process, DFSG provides supplemental funding to World Bank teams to conduct such studies.

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DFSG First Call for Proposals: Award Winners

10 Finalists Selected for Country Studies

The Multi-Donor Diagnostic Facility for Shared Growth (DFSG) published a Call for Proposals to conduct country studies to improve our understanding of the constraints to achieving shared growth and to identify effective analytical tools for this purpose. Out of a pool of 37 proposals, 10 finalists were selected for awards of $50,000 each through a competitive process. The award winning proposals are listed below by region.

RegionCountryTitle 
AFRCameroonSpatial Analysis of Pro-Poor Growth in Cameroon: A Dual Monetary and Non-Monetary Approach: [English] [French] [Annex]
AFRMozambiqueUrbanisation and Municipal Development in Mozambique: Urban Poverty and Rural-Urban Linkages: [Final Report] [Annex]
AFRRwandaAgricultural Growth and Investment: Options for Poverty Reduction: [Final Report]
AFRZambiaImpact Assessment of the Fertilizer Support Program, Analysis of Effectiveness and Efficiency: [Final Report]
EAPChinaPathways out of Rural Poverty - Evidence from Western China: [Final Report]
EAPIndonesiaEndowments, Location or Luck? Evaluating the Determinants of Sub-National Growth in Decentralized Indonesia: [Final Report]
ECAMoldova
  1. Jobless Growth with Poverty Persistence in Transition: An Analysis of Recent Trends in Moldova: [Final Report]
  2. Job Creation and Employment Growth in Moldova, 2003 to 2006: [Final Report]
  3. Updating Poverty Profiles: A Case Study of Moldova: [Final Report]
ECARomania
  1. Labor Market Vulnerabilities in Romania: [Final Report]
  2. The Role of Education in Explaining Labor Market Outcomes in Romania, 1996-2006: [Final Report]
  3. Working Poor in Romania: [Final Report]
LCRUruguayInvestment Climate Assessment: [Final Report] [Annex]
MNAEgyptUpper Egypt: Pathways to Shared Growth: [Final Report]

A review committee of senior representatives nominated by PRMPR and PRMED evaluated each of the 37 submissions based on the published criteria and made preliminary selections. The committee’s selections were then vetted with the Poverty Reduction Board, the Economic Policy Board, and the DFSG trust fund donors for final approval.

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DFSG Second Call for Proposals: Award Winners

3 Finalists Selected for Country Studies

The Multi-Donor Diagnostic Facility for Shared Growth (DFSG) published a Call for Proposals to conduct country studies to improve our understanding of the constraints to achieving shared growth and to identify effective analytical tools for this purpose. Out of a pool of 29 proposals, 3 finalists were selected for awards of $50,000 each through a competitive process. The award winning proposals are listed below by region.

RegionCountryProposal Title 
AFRBurkina Faso
  1. Politiques Publiques Et Instruments De Marché Pour La Réduction De La Vulnerabilité: [Final Report]
  2. Burkina Faso: Promoting Growth, Competitiveness and Diversification (CEM) - Volume III: Enhancing Growth Factors: [Final Report]
EAPCambodia
  1. Returns to Education in Cambodia: Results from the 2007 Socio-Economic Survey: [Final Report]
  2. Cambodia's Labor Market and Employment: [Final Report]
LCRGuatemalaNon-Traditional Crops, Traditional Constraints: Long-Term Welfare Impacts of Export Crop Adoption among Guatemalan Smallholders: [Final Report]

A review committee of senior representatives nominated by PRMPR and PRMED evaluated each of the 29 submissions based on the published criteria and made preliminary selections. The committee’s selections were then vetted with the Poverty Reduction Board, the Economic Policy Board, and the DFSG trust fund donors for final approval.

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DFSG Third Call for Proposals: Award Winners

9 Finalists Selected for Country Studies

The Multi-Donor Diagnostic Facility for Shared Growth (DFSG) published a Call for Proposals for country studies that would improve our understanding of how to identify the constraints to sustainable, inclusive growth - with particular attention to the constraints that make it difficult for the poor and other excluded groups to contribute to and benefit from growth. Through a combination of micro and macro analyses, such studies would aim at identifying and prioritizing the country-specific constraints to sustainable and inclusive growth.

The award winning proposals listed below were selected from a pool of 16 submissions. A selection committee of senior representatives -- with 75% regional representation -- evaluated the proposals based on the published criteria and made preliminary selections for awards. These selections were then circulated among the DFSG trust fund donors for final approval.

RegionCountryTitle
AFRKenyaA Bumpy Ride To Prosperity: Infrastructure For Shared Growth in Kenya: [Proposal] [Final Report]
AFRSão Tomé and PríncipeSucceeding Beyond Petroleum: [Proposal] [Final Report]
AFRTanzania & UgandaKagera-Rakai Parallel Value Chain Analyses of Coffee and Maize: [Proposal] [Final Report]
AFRGhana & ZambiaMicro-Macro Mining Sector Benefits: [Proposal]
EAPIndonesiaEast Java Growth Diagnostic - Identifying the Constraints to Inclusive Growth in Indonesia’s Second Largest Province: [Proposal] [Final Report]
EAPPhilippinesInclusive Agribusiness Growth in the Philippines: The Role of Direct and Indirect Channels with a Focus on the Labor Market: [Proposal] [Final Report]
LCRJamaicaJamaica: Unlocking Growth: [Proposal] [Final Report]
MNASyriaEconomic Challenges and Reform Options for Syria: A Growth Diagnostics Report: [Proposal] [Final Report]
SARSri LankaInclusive Growth in Sri Lanka: A District Level Approach: [Proposal] [Final Report

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DFSG Fourth Call for Proposals: Award Winners

11 Finalists Selected for Country Studies

The Multi-Donor Diagnostic Facility for Shared Growth (DFSG) published a Call for Proposals for country studies that would improve our understanding of how to identify the constraints to sustainable, inclusive growth - with particular attention to the constraints that make it difficult for the poor and other excluded groups to contribute to and benefit from growth. Through a combination of micro and macro analyses, such studies would aim at identifying and prioritizing the country-specific constraints to sustainable and inclusive growth. Studies focussing on innovation and studies in fragile states were given priority.

The award winning proposals listed below were selected from a pool of 29 submissions. A selection committee of senior representatives from different units at the World Bank evaluated the proposals based on the published criteria and made preliminary selections for awards. These selections were then circulated among the DFSG trust fund donors for final approval.

RegionCountryTitle
AFRRepublic of CongoEmployment and Growth Study: From Jobless to Inclusive Growth: [Proposal] [Final Report]
AFRDemocratic Republic of CongoBoosting Growth and Employment: [Proposal] [Final Report V2] [Final Report V3]
AFRKenya

[Proposal]

  1. Kenya Economic Update: [Final Report]
  2. Kenya’s Mobile Revolution and the Promise of Mobile Savings: [Final Report]
AFRUgandaAgriculture for Inclusive Growth in Uganda: [Proposal] [Final Report]
EAPPhilippines

[Proposal]

  1. Philippine Tourism: A Small Sized Sector: [Final Report]
  2. BPO Sector Growth And Inclusive Development In The Philippines: [Final Report]
  3. Services and Inclusive Growth in the Philippines: [Final Report]
  4. Firm's Investment Climate (IC) Determinants of the Philippines Services Sector: [Final Report]
EAPThailandMacro-Micro Simulations of Shared Growth Strategies in Thailand: [Proposal] [Final Report]
ECARussian FederationCompetition, Innovation and Economic Diversification: A Policy Agenda: [Proposal] [Final Report]
ECAMoldovaAfter The Global Crisis: Promoting Competitiveness and Shared Growth: [Proposal] [Final Report]
LCRColombiaInnovation, Productivity and Employment: Evidence from Colombian Manufacturing Firms: [Proposal] [Final Report]
MNAEgyptReshaping the Economic Geography of Egypt: Towards Higher Living Standards for All: [Proposal]
SARSri LankaUnraveling the Constraints to Growth and Innovation Among Poor Business Owners: [Proposal] [Final Report]

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DFSG Fifth Call for Proposals: Award Winners

4 Finalists Selected for Country Studies

The multi-donor Diagnostic Facility for Shared Growth (DFSG) published a Call for Proposals to conduct country studies to improve our understanding of the constraints to rapid economic growth that is broadly shared by segments of the population at national or sub-national level. Fragile states and service-sector led inclusive growth were of particular focus. Through a competitive process, out of a pool of 22 proposals, 4 finalists were selected for awards ranging from $70,000 to $75,000. The award-winning proposals are listed below by region.

RegionCountryProposal Title 
AFRGuinea BissauAvoiding The Fragility Trap in Africa: The Case of Guinea Bissau: [Proposal] [Final Report]
ECAAzerbaijanThe Challenge of Inclusive Growth in a Resource Rich Economy: [Proposal]
ECABelarusHow Firms Grow in Belarus? [Proposal]
SARAfghanistanOpportunities for Sustained Inclusive Growth in Afghanistan: [Proposal]

Last updated: 2012-03-13




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