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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

Bulgaria - Spending review on policing and firefighting (English)

In 2016, the Government of Bulgaria (GoB) decided to initiate spending reviews to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its spending in the context of a moderate fiscal consolidation process. ... See More +

Working Paper 128674 JUN 29, 2018

Aldaz-Carroll,Enrique; Proskurovska,Svetlana I.; Ilieva,Stella; Onal,Anil; Alda,Erik Bulgarian Disclosed

Bulgaria - Spending review on policing and firefighting (Bulgarian)

In 2016, the Government of Bulgaria (GoB) decided to initiate spending reviews to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its spending in the context of a moderate fiscal consolidation process. ... See More +

Working Paper 128674 JUN 01, 2018

Aldaz-Carroll,Enrique; Ilieva,Stella; Proskurovska,Svetlana I.; Onal,Anil; Alda Sanchez,Erik English Disclosed

Bulgaria : Does making early education free benefit disadvantaged children? (English)

Giving children access to quality early education can help prepare them for primary school by strengthening their physical, cognitive and socio-emotional development. ... See More +

Brief 124657 MAR 01, 2018

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Optimizing investments in Bulgaria's HIV response (English)

Bulgaria has a concentrated but growing HIV epidemic, in which HIV prevalence increased among all population groups over the past decade. This increasing trend in HIV prevalence is particularly marked among men who have sex with men (MSM). ... See More +

Working Paper 124421 MAR 01, 2018

Zhao,Feng; Masaki,Emiko; Benedikt,Clemens Johannes; Prestidge,Marelize; Wilson,David Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Bulgaria (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 120834 NOV 01, 2017

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A roof over our heads – Housing in Bulgaria (English)

Bulgaria’s housing sector provides a window into the broader issues of the country’s social, political, and economic transformation in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region over the last 25 years. ... See More +

Working Paper 120562 OCT 01, 2017

Bulgarian Disclosed

A roof over our heads – Housing in Bulgaria : Покрив над главата : жилищният сектор в българия (Bulgarian)

Bulgaria’s housing sector provides a window into the broader issues of the country’s social, political, and economic transformation in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region over the last 25 years. ... See More +

Working Paper 120562 OCT 01, 2017

English Disclosed

Bulgaria - Housing sector assessment : final report (English)

Bulgaria’s housing sector provides a window into the broader issues of the country’s social, and economic transformation. This process has been difficult, and, as was the case in many transition countries, one of the main problem areas has been the housing sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 116518 JUN 19, 2017

000022813:Delphine Alberta Hamilton:dhamilto; orldbank.org; Bulgarian Disclosed

Bulgaria - Housing sector assessment : final report : България - Оценка на жилищния сектор : окончателен доклад (Bulgarian)

Bulgaria’s housing sector provides a window into the broader issues of the country’s social, and economic transformation. This process has been difficult, and, as was the case in many transition countries, one of the main problem areas has been the housing sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 116518 JUN 01, 2017

Mathema,Ashna S.; Budovitch,Max Missner; Giteva-Gantcheva,Dilyana Koleva; Klambauer,Anita; Mot,Ana Maria Manuela; Vasileva,Marina Aleksandrova English Disclosed

Supporting disadvantaged children enter kindergarten: experimental evidence from Bulgaria (English)

This paper presents findings from a large scale multi-arm randomized control trial implemented in 2014-2015 across 236 poor settlements across Bulgaria with the aim to improve full-day kindergarten participation of poor children, especially Roma and Turkish. ... See More +

Working Paper 116056 JUN 01, 2017

Bulgarian Disclosed

Supporting disadvantaged children enter kindergarten: experimental evidence from Bulgaria (Bulgarian)

This paper presents findings from a large scale multi-arm randomized control trial implemented in 2014-2015 across 236 poor settlements across Bulgaria with the aim to improve full-day kindergarten participation of poor children, especially Roma and Turkish. ... See More +

Working Paper 116056 JUN 01, 2017

English Disclosed

Bulgaria - Nonperforming loans reduction strategy : technical note (English)

This Technical Note (TN) examines the current state of NPLs in Bulgaria and makes recommendations for a strategy to substantially reduce NPLs. These strategy recommendations were developed based on an assessment of the relevant regulatory and supervisory framework and bank practices, including relevant standards and practices for accounting treatments, early warning systems, NPL market development, and collateral valuation. ... See More +

Working Paper 116496 JUN 01, 2017

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Bulgaria - Financial Sector Assessment (English)

The authorities have actively pursued restoring credibility in the financial system following the collapse of the system’s fourth largest bank in 2014. ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 116053 MAY 01, 2017

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Bulgaria - Insurance and pensions supervision : technical note (English)

This technical note results from the Financial Sector Assessment (FSAP) conducted in the period 17 January 2017 and 1 February 2017. The note covers the activities of the Financial Supervision Commission (FSC), the state of the pension and insurance sectors and the challenges to their development. ... See More +

Working Paper 116498 MAY 01, 2017

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Bulgaria - Stocktaking of progress achieved by the Bulgarian National Bank in strengthening banking supervision : technical note (English)

This technical note (TN) provides a stocktaking of the current state of the implementation of the key recommendations made by the IMF and the World Bank in their 2015 assessment report on the observance of Basel Core Principles (BCPs) for effective banking supervision in Bulgaria. ... See More +

Working Paper 116495 MAY 01, 2017

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Bulgaria - Financial Sector Assessment (English)

The authorities have actively pursued restoring credibility in the financial system following the collapse of the system’s fourth largest bank in 2014. ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 116053 MAY 01, 2017

Disclosed

Bulgaria - Corporate governance review of the banking sector : technical note (English)

This Review was prepared at the request of the Bulgaria National Bank (BNB). It presents the setting and the circumstances for the development of governance policies and practices in the Bulgarian banking system and reviews the effect of existing governance policy and practices on the oversight of banking sector related risks and prudential supervision. ... See More +

Working Paper 116497 APR 01, 2017

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Europe and Central Asia (ECA) risk profiles : Bulgaria (English)

Bulgaria’s population and economy are exposed to earthquakes and floods, with earthquakes posing the greater risk of a high impact, lower probability event. ... See More +

Working Paper 114725 JAN 01, 2017

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Bulgaria - PISA 2015 brief (English)

Bulgaria has seen consistent improvements since 2006 in all three subjects. Between 2006 and 2015, the increase in reading and math is equivalent to about 30 points. ... See More +

Brief 112355 DEC 15, 2016

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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
Bulgaria - Spending review on policing and firefighting (English)
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JUN 29, 2018 128674 Working Paper Bulgarian
Bulgaria - Spending review on policing and firefighting (Bulgarian)
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JUN 01, 2018 128674 Working Paper English
Bulgaria : Does making early education free benefit disadvantaged children? (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 124657 Brief
Optimizing investments in Bulgaria's HIV response (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 124421 Working Paper
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Bulgaria (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120834 Working Paper
A roof over our heads – Housing in Bulgaria (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120562 Working Paper Bulgarian
A roof over our heads – Housing in Bulgaria : Покрив над главата : жилищният сектор в българия (Bulgarian)
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OCT 01, 2017 120562 Working Paper English
Bulgaria - Housing sector assessment : final report (English)
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JUN 19, 2017 116518 Working Paper Bulgarian
Bulgaria - Housing sector assessment : final report : България - Оценка на жилищния сектор : окончателен доклад (Bulgarian)
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JUN 01, 2017 116518 Working Paper English
Supporting disadvantaged children enter kindergarten: experimental evidence from Bulgaria (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 116056 Working Paper Bulgarian
Supporting disadvantaged children enter kindergarten: experimental evidence from Bulgaria (Bulgarian)
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JUN 01, 2017 116056 Working Paper English
Bulgaria - Nonperforming loans reduction strategy : technical note (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 116496 Working Paper
Bulgaria - Financial Sector Assessment (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 116053 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
Bulgaria - Insurance and pensions supervision : technical note (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 116498 Working Paper
Bulgaria - Stocktaking of progress achieved by the Bulgarian National Bank in strengthening banking supervision : technical note (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 116495 Working Paper
Bulgaria - Financial Sector Assessment (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 116053 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
Bulgaria - Corporate governance review of the banking sector : technical note (English)
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APR 01, 2017 116497 Working Paper
Europe and Central Asia (ECA) risk profiles : Bulgaria (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 114725 Working Paper
Bulgaria - PISA 2015 brief (English)
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DEC 15, 2016 112355 Brief