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Turkey Economic Monitor : Charting a New Course (English)

The Turkish economy has experienced major external adjustments over the past 12 months, including declining current account imbalances, reduced external debt of banks, and a recovery in portfolio flows. ... See More +

Working Paper 143199 OCT 01, 2019

Rab,Habib Nasser; Knight,David Stephen; Yasar,Pinar; Atas,Erdem; Cuevas,Pablo Facundo; Nebiler,Metin; Ozen,Etkin Disclosed

Turkey : An Empirical Assessment of the Determinants of the Current Account Balance (English)

Turkey has moved rapidly from a current account that was relatively in balance up to the turn of the millennia, to sustaining relatively large current account deficits over the past 15 years. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8982 AUG 15, 2019

Knight,David Stephen; Portugal-Perez,Alberto; Nedeljkovic,Milan Disclosed

Turkey - Support to Local Air Quality Management in Turkey : Diagnostic Analysis of Local Air Quality Management Practices Pilot Case - Kayseri Province (English)

Turkey is a European Union (EU) Candidate Country. According to the European Commission (EC) Progress Report published on April 2018, Turkey still struggles with serious air quality problems on province level and this indicates the need for local action.Some of the major cities and provinces have been in persistent non-compliance with national ambient air quality limit values.The World Bank (WB) and the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (MoEU) agreed on an advisory services Support to Air Quality Management in Turkey, over the period of November 2018 and June 2019. ... See More +

Report AUS0001029 JUN 01, 2019

Arikan,Esra; Akbar,Sameer Disclosed

Vulnerability and Protection of Refugees in Turkey : Findings from the Rollout of the Largest Humanitarian Cash Assistance Program in the World (English)

Vulnerability and Protection of Refugees in Turkey: Findings from the Rollout of the Largest Humanitarian Cash Assistance Program in the World assesses the targeting performance and benefit level design of the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) program for refugees in Turkey. ... See More +

Working Paper 137622 MAY 31, 2019

Cuevas,Pablo Facundo; Inan,Osman Kaan; Twose,Aysha; Çelik,Çiğdem Disclosed

Combining Growth and Gender Diagnostics for the Benefit of Both (English)

Women's economic empowerment is not a new issue; nevertheless, it continues to challenge governments and development assistance agencies. One of the reasons for this hurdle may well be that gender advocates and growth devotees are speaking different languages when there is a huge space for them to collaborate effectively and pursue both agendas simultaneously. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8847 MAY 07, 2019

Ianchovichina,Elena; Leipziger,Danny M. Disclosed

Looking at Gender and Socio-Emotional Skills Signaling in Turkey (English)

In the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region, only one in two working-age adults has a job, and the region is experiencing more and more limited job creation to absorb the working-age population. ... See More +

Brief 136669 MAY 01, 2019

Disclosed

Turkey Country Economic Memorandum : Firm Productivity and Economic Growth (English)

Turkey’s pace of income convergence has globally been one of the most remarkable of the past fifteen years. Sustaining growth and improvements in living standards in Turkey will require higher productivity in the economy. ... See More +

Working Paper 136458 APR 29, 2019

Varela,Gonzalo J.; Rab,Habib Nasser; Makovec,Mattia; Kilinc,Umut; Atas,Erdem; Polat,Beyza; Kouame,Auguste Tano; Mahajan,Sandeep; Francis,David C.; Divanbeigi,Raian; Yasar,Pinar Disclosed

Quality of Management of Firms in Turkey (English)

This paper examines the quality of management practices in Turkey and its relation to other firm-level characteristics such as firm performance, competition, and type of ownership. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136314 APR 01, 2019

Del Carpio,Ximena Vanessa; Taskin,Temel Disclosed

Returns to Investment in Education : The Case of Turkey (English)

This paper estimates private and social returns to investment in education in Turkey, using the 2017 Household Labor Force Survey and alternative methodologies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8789 MAR 21, 2019

Patrinos,Harry Anthony; Psacharopoulos,George; Tansel,Aysit Disclosed

Do Firms Exit the Formal Economy after a Minimum Wage Hike ? (English)

This paper explores the effects of a large minimum wage hike on firms' exits from the formal economy. It utilizes an exceptionally rich linked employer-employee dataset on the entire universe of registered firms and workers in the context of a developing economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8749 FEB 15, 2019

Acar,Aysenur; Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Makovec,Mattia Disclosed

Pension Funds with Automatic Enrollment Schemes : Lessons for Emerging Economies (English)

Since the introduction of the KiwiSaver scheme in New Zealand in 2006, several countries have implemented, or are in the process of implementing, voluntary funded pension systems with automatic enrollment features. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8726 FEB 05, 2019

Rudolph,Heinz P. Disclosed

Jobs Diagnostic - Turkey (English)

The main challenge for achieving a country’s development goals is the creation of more, better and inclusive jobs, as economic growth needs to be accompanied by job growth if the poor are going to benefit to any significant extent. ... See More +

Report 139719 JAN 01, 2019

Carpio,Ximena V. Del; Erdogan,Aysenur Acar Disclosed

Apparel GVC Analysis : Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Turkey (English)

The Competitive Industries and Innovation Program has completed a series of industry-specific global value chain analyses with the ultimate goal to enhance the relevance and quality of public and private investments in priority industries with a view to enhancing productivity and competitiveness, responding directly to demand from client countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 140321 JAN 01, 2019

Disclosed

Building an Ex‑ante Simulation Model for Estimating the Capacity Impact, Benefit Incidence, and Cost Effectiveness of Child Care Subsidies in Turkey (English)

Public financing of privately provided child care can allow for access to these services in places where public provision and capacity are low. ... See More +

Journal Article 136137 NOV 24, 2018

Aran,Meltem A.; Munoz Boudet,Ana Maria; Aktakke,Nazli Disclosed

Servicification of Manufacturing and Boosting Productivity through Services Sector Reform in Turkey (English)

There is a global trend toward more production, use, and sale of services by manufacturing firms. This phenomenon is known as the servicification of manufacturing. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8643 NOV 09, 2018

Haven,Thomas Edward; Van Der Marel,Erik Leendert Disclosed

Preventing More "Missing Girls" : A Review of Policies to Tackle Son Preference (English)

In parts of Asia, South Caucasus, and the Balkans, son preference is strong enough to trigger significant levels of sex selection, result in the excess mortality of girls, and skew child sex ratios in favor of boys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8635 NOV 01, 2018

Kumar,Sneha; Sinha,Nistha Disclosed

Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform – Turkey (English)

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 covers 11 areas of business regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 131718 OCT 31, 2018

Disclosed

Can government intervention make firms more investment-ready ? a randomized experiment in the Western Balkans (English)

Many innovative start-ups and small and medium-size enterprises have good ideas, but do not have these ideas fine-tuned to the stage where they can attract outside funding. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8541 AUG 06, 2018

Cusolito,Ana Paula; Dautovic,Ernest; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Turkey economic monitor : minding the external gap : Türkiye ekonomi monitörü : dış açığı önemsemek-Yönetici Özeti (Turkish)

A strong policy response - on the back of fiscal buffers, a strong financial system, and favorable external conditions - enabled Turkey to recover from its shock of 2016, with growth accelerating to 7.4 percent in 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 126674 MAY 01, 2018

English Disclosed

Turkey economic monitor : minding the external gap (English)

A strong policy response - on the back of fiscal buffers, a strong financial system, and favorable external conditions - enabled Turkey to recover from its shock of 2016, with growth accelerating to 7.4 percent in 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 126674 MAY 01, 2018

Rab,Habib Nasser; Yasar,Pinar; Atas,Erdem Turkish Disclosed

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Turkey Economic Monitor : Charting a New Course (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 143199 Working Paper
Turkey : An Empirical Assessment of the Determinants of the Current Account Balance (English)
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AUG 15, 2019 WPS8982 Policy Research Working Paper
Turkey - Support to Local Air Quality Management in Turkey : Diagnostic Analysis of Local Air Quality Management Practices Pilot Case - Kayseri Province (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 AUS0001029 Report
Vulnerability and Protection of Refugees in Turkey : Findings from the Rollout of the Largest Humanitarian Cash Assistance Program in the World (English)
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MAY 31, 2019 137622 Working Paper
Combining Growth and Gender Diagnostics for the Benefit of Both (English)
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MAY 07, 2019 WPS8847 Policy Research Working Paper
Looking at Gender and Socio-Emotional Skills Signaling in Turkey (English)
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MAY 01, 2019 136669 Brief
Turkey Country Economic Memorandum : Firm Productivity and Economic Growth (English)
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APR 29, 2019 136458 Working Paper
Quality of Management of Firms in Turkey (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136314 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Returns to Investment in Education : The Case of Turkey (English)
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MAR 21, 2019 WPS8789 Policy Research Working Paper
Do Firms Exit the Formal Economy after a Minimum Wage Hike ? (English)
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FEB 15, 2019 WPS8749 Policy Research Working Paper
Pension Funds with Automatic Enrollment Schemes : Lessons for Emerging Economies (English)
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FEB 05, 2019 WPS8726 Policy Research Working Paper
Jobs Diagnostic - Turkey (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 139719 Report
Apparel GVC Analysis : Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Turkey (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 140321 Working Paper
Building an Ex‑ante Simulation Model for Estimating the Capacity Impact, Benefit Incidence, and Cost Effectiveness of Child Care Subsidies in Turkey (English)
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NOV 24, 2018 136137 Journal Article
Servicification of Manufacturing and Boosting Productivity through Services Sector Reform in Turkey (English)
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NOV 09, 2018 WPS8643 Policy Research Working Paper
Preventing More "Missing Girls" : A Review of Policies to Tackle Son Preference (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 WPS8635 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform – Turkey (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131718 Working Paper
Can government intervention make firms more investment-ready ? a randomized experiment in the Western Balkans (English)
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AUG 06, 2018 WPS8541 Policy Research Working Paper
Turkey economic monitor : minding the external gap : Türkiye ekonomi monitörü : dış açığı önemsemek-Yönetici Özeti (Turkish)
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MAY 01, 2018 126674 Working Paper English
Turkey economic monitor : minding the external gap (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126674 Working Paper Turkish