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Research digest newsletter Vol. 12 (No. 3) (English)

This issue focuses on FCV Countries and Topics and features the following articles: Confronting the Development Challenges of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence; What Drives the Radicalization of Foreign Terrorist Recruits? ... See More +

Newsletter 126360 MAY 22, 2018

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Tech startup ecosystem in West Bank and Gaza : findings and recommendations (English)

Technology is one of the main drivers of productivity and economic growth. Developing countries have traditionally had difficulties in both developing technology and absorbing foreign technology. ... See More +

Working Paper 126144 MAY 01, 2018

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The World Bank Group : working for the Palestinian people - portfolio snapshot April 2018 (English)

A sustainable growth path for the Palestinian economy depends on a domestic private sector that can compete in regional and global markets and increase its export of goods and services. ... See More +

Working Paper 125318 APR 01, 2018

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The World Bank Group : working for the Palestinian people - portfolio snapshot April 2018 (Arabic)

A sustainable growth path for the Palestinian economy depends on a domestic private sector that can compete in regional and global markets and increase its export of goods and services. ... See More +

Working Paper 125318 APR 01, 2018

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Obstacles on the road to Palestinian economic growth (English)

This paper quantifies the impact of market access on local GDP in the West Bank, proxied by nighttime lights, using the deployment of road closure obstacles by the Israeli army between 2005 and 2012 as a quasi-natural experiment generating exogenous temporal and spatial variation in accessibility. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8385 MAR 27, 2018

Van Der Weide,Roy; Rijkers,Bob; Blankespoor,Brian; Abrahams,Alexei Sisulu Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - Securing energy for growth and development (English)

Power demand in West Bank is fast outpacing supply and Gaza is already experiencing severe shortage with electricity supply of less than 6 hours per day, affecting homes, hospitals, schools, and businesses. ... See More +

Brief 125275 MAR 01, 2018

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Second Country Gender Action Plan (C-GAP II) for Palestinian Territories (FY2018-2021) (English)

This Country Gender Action Plan (C-GAP II) for Palestinian territories (FY 18-19) is the second in the West Bank and Gaza (WB&G) Country Management Unit's (CMU) series of country-level gender strategies to provide in depth analysis, a framework for action, and key performance measures by which it can monitor outcomes of the plan and assess success in moving toward gender equality. ... See More +

Working Paper 123946 FEB 01, 2018

Hillis,Samira Ahmed; Constant,Samantha M. Disclosed

Quasi-fiscal deficits in the electricity sector of the Middle East and North Africa : sources and size (English)

The annual electricity investments needed in the Middle East and North Africa region to keep up with demand have been estimated at about 3 percent of the region's projected gross domestic product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8280 DEC 18, 2017

Hamid,Mohamad M.; Camos Daurella,Daniel; Estache,Antonio Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - West Bank and Gaza (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 121088 NOV 01, 2017

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Prospects for growth and jobs in the Palestinian economy : a general equilibrium analysis (English)

A large number of studies in recent years have attempted to analyze and quantify the myriad of restrictions holding back economic development in the West Bank and Gaza, but the full picture remains blurred. ... See More +

Working Paper 121598 NOV 01, 2017

Laursen,Thomas Blatt; Nasser Eddin,Nur Disclosed

Monitoring report to the ad hoc liaison committee (English)

Despite its potential, the Palestinian economy is currently heavily distorted and failing to generate the jobs and incomes needed to improve living standards. ... See More +

Working Paper 124848 SEP 18, 2017

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FY17 The Palestinian Territories country opinion survey report (English)

The Country Opinion Survey in West Bank and Gaza assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in West Bank and Gaza perceive the WBG. ... See More +

Working Paper 128541 JUL 01, 2017

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Securing energy for development in West Bank and Gaza : Main report (English)

The Palestinian Territories face significant energy security challenges, already severe in Gaza, but also emerging in the West Bank. In Gaza, the available power supply only meets half the demand leading to rolling blackouts, alternating between 8 hours on and 8 hours off. ... See More +

Working Paper 119769 JUN 30, 2017

Badiei,Sara; Foster,Vivien; Ewuah Ogua, Samuel Kwesi; Coma Cunill,Roger Disclosed

Securing energy for development in West Bank and Gaza (Vol. 2) : Annexes (English)

The Palestinian Territories face significant energy security challenges, already severe in Gaza, but also emerging in the West Bank. In Gaza, the available power supply only meets half the demand leading to rolling blackouts, alternating between 8 hours on and 8 hours off. ... See More +

Working Paper 119769 JUN 30, 2017

Badiei,Sara; Foster,Vivien; Ewuah Ogua, Samuel Kwesi; Coma Cunill,Roger Disclosed

The performance of Palestinian local governments : an assessment of service delivery outcomes and performance drivers in the West Bank and Gaza (English)

Palestinian local governments represent a key pillar of the future Palestinian state. Predating the Palestinian Authority, many have long and proud histories, including some of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS22456 JUN 15, 2017

Aida,Yahia Ziad Abuhashem; Abdelrazek,Rafeef; Paluszek,Anna Ewa; Blattner,Adrian David Raimund; Philipp,Bjorn; Rafeef Abdel Razek Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - Economic Monitoring Report to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (English)

The Palestinian people face an increasingly uncertain political environment, and an economy that is failing to generate the jobs and incomes that are needed to improve living standards. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS22126 MAY 04, 2017

Ahern,Mark Eugene Disclosed

Reforming aid management in the West Bank and Gaza (English)

Working Paper 117047 MAR 01, 2017

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Unlocking the trade potential of the Palestinian economy : immediate measures and a long-term vision to improve Palestinian trade and economic outcomes (English)

The Palestinian economy is severely hampered by trade-related restrictions, high logistics costs, cumbersome procedures and institutional inefficiencies. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS22471 JAN 01, 2017

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Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - West Bank and Gaza (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for West Bank and Gaza. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 110018 OCT 25, 2016

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West Bank and Gaza - Palestinian territories public expenditure review 2013- 2014 : towards enhanced public finance management and improved fiscal sustainability : Public Expenditure Review - Palestinian territories (English)

The difficulty of pursuing a conventional market-oriented development strategy in the Palestinian territories led in the early part of the 2000s to a second-best reliance on public sector employment and wage bill expansion to boost aggregate demand. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS18454 SEP 10, 2016

Niksic,Orhan; Nasser Eddin,Nur Disclosed

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Research digest newsletter Vol. 12 (No. 3) (English)
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MAY 22, 2018 126360 Newsletter
Tech startup ecosystem in West Bank and Gaza : findings and recommendations (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126144 Working Paper
The World Bank Group : working for the Palestinian people - portfolio snapshot April 2018 (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125318 Working Paper
The World Bank Group : working for the Palestinian people - portfolio snapshot April 2018 (Arabic)
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APR 01, 2018 125318 Working Paper
Obstacles on the road to Palestinian economic growth (English)
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MAR 27, 2018 WPS8385 Policy Research Working Paper
West Bank and Gaza - Securing energy for growth and development (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125275 Brief
Second Country Gender Action Plan (C-GAP II) for Palestinian Territories (FY2018-2021) (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123946 Working Paper
Quasi-fiscal deficits in the electricity sector of the Middle East and North Africa : sources and size (English)
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DEC 18, 2017 WPS8280 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - West Bank and Gaza (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121088 Working Paper
Prospects for growth and jobs in the Palestinian economy : a general equilibrium analysis (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121598 Working Paper
Monitoring report to the ad hoc liaison committee (English)
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SEP 18, 2017 124848 Working Paper
FY17 The Palestinian Territories country opinion survey report (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 128541 Working Paper
Securing energy for development in West Bank and Gaza : Main report (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 119769 Working Paper
Securing energy for development in West Bank and Gaza (Vol. 2) : Annexes (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 119769 Working Paper
The performance of Palestinian local governments : an assessment of service delivery outcomes and performance drivers in the West Bank and Gaza (English)
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JUN 15, 2017 ACS22456 Working Paper
West Bank and Gaza - Economic Monitoring Report to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (English)
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MAY 04, 2017 ACS22126 Working Paper
Reforming aid management in the West Bank and Gaza (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 117047 Working Paper
Unlocking the trade potential of the Palestinian economy : immediate measures and a long-term vision to improve Palestinian trade and economic outcomes (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 ACS22471 Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - West Bank and Gaza (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 110018 Working Paper
West Bank and Gaza - Palestinian territories public expenditure review 2013- 2014 : towards enhanced public finance management and improved fiscal sustainability : Public Expenditure Review - Palestinian territories (English)
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SEP 10, 2016 ACS18454 Working Paper