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Design and Implementation of the Albanian Electricity Balancing Market : Dry Run Trials - High-Level Objectives and Scope (English)

This document describes the high-level objectives, scope, and processes of the dry run phase of the Albanian Balancing Market (ABM) Project, which is defined as the last phase preceding ABM go-life during which ABM is run in parallel to the current balancing mechanisms. ... See More +

Report 137738 JUN 12, 2019

Disclosed

Enhancing Women’s Labor Force Participation in Road Construction, Rehabilitation, and Maintenance in Albania : Gender Assessment, Recommendations, and Action Plan (English)

Building and maintaining roads have significant economic and social benefits in terms of increased production, lower transport costs, and increased access to markets, as well as to a range of services citizens depend on. ... See More +

Working Paper 135918 MAR 01, 2019

Plaku,Ani; Wittberger,Dolly Disclosed

A Joint Foreign Currency Risk Management Approach for Sovereign Assets and Liabilities (English)

An asset and liability management framework for managing risks arising from sovereign foreign exchange obligations requires a joint analysis of (i) the external financial liabilities resulting from a country's sovereign debt and (ii) the foreign exchange assets of its central bank. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8728 FEB 05, 2019

Cangoz,Mehmet Coskun; Sulla,Olga; Wang,ChunLan; Dychala,Christopher Benjamin Disclosed

Climate Resilient Road Assets in Albania (English)

This report consolidates the findings and recommendations from studies on climate resilient road assets in Albania, financed through a grant provided by the Global facility for disaster reduction and recovery (GFDRR). ... See More +

Report 136545 FEB 01, 2019

Xiong,Jing; Espinet Alegre,Xavier Disclosed

Competitive Fruit and Vegetable Products in Albania (English)

Albania is heavily dependent on its agricultural sector, which accounts for 20.3 percent of GDP, 49 percent of employment and 8.5 percent of total exports. ... See More +

Brief 134056 DEC 01, 2018

Disclosed

Albania : Trade Impact of CEFTA (English)

Regional free trade agreements (FTAs) have a sizable effect on exports and foster economic growth. While reducing tariffs in member countries, regional FTAs harmonize trade policy across regions and reduce regulation uncertainty for exporters. ... See More +

Brief 134055 DEC 01, 2018

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 – Albania (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 131600 OCT 31, 2018

Disclosed

Design and Implementation of the Albanian Electricity Balancing Market : Implementation Support with Structuring the Department of OST which will be Operating the ABM (English)

This document corresponds to a deliverable on the implementation phase of the project design and implementation of the Albanian electricity balancing market. ... See More +

Report 137739 OCT 15, 2018

Disclosed

Albanian Balancing Market Rules : Final Draft (English)

Objective of the Albanian balancing market (ABM) rules is to establish an efficient, transparent, and nondiscriminatory balancing mechanism that allocates balance responsibilities and incentivize market participants to perform balancing, as well as to offer balancing services. ... See More +

Report 137740 SEP 12, 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

The retail payment costs and savings in Albania (English)

This report is based on a study of the costs and savings of retail payments in Albania using a methodology (A Practical Guide for Measuring Retail Payment Costs) developed by the World Bank’s Payment Systems Development Group, part of the Financial Inclusion, Infrastructure, and Access at the Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Global Practice. ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study 127386 JUN 01, 2018

Banka,Holti; Chimienti,Maria Teresa Disclosed

Albania -MSME finance for growth assessment (English)

Despite being the backbone of the Albanian economy, micro, small and medium sized enterprises(MSMEs) face difficulties in accessing finance which impedes their growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 128174 JUN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Job dynamics in Albania : a note profiling Albania's labor market (English)

This note provides a brief, updated analysis of jobs dynamics in Albania, providing insights into where constraints to improving jobs outcomes remain and opportunities for addressing such challenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 127217 MAY 01, 2018

Johansson De Silva,Sara; Kupets,Olga; Honorati,Maddalena; Berger,Sara Disclosed

The Albania national employment service functional review : an overview (English)

Albania’s labor markets improved between 2014 and 2016 where more people than before found jobs and unemployment rates fell. However, many challenges remain to channel the jobless into jobs. ... See More +

Working Paper 127218 MAY 01, 2018

Honorati,Maddalena; n de Silva,Sara Johansso Disclosed

The distributional impact of the fiscal system in Albania (English)

In a context of fiscal consolidation and the need to deliver on a structural reform agenda, policy makers in Albania must not lose sight of the critical redistributive role of the fiscal system, particularly its impact on poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8370 MAR 20, 2018

Davalos,Maria Eugenia; Robayo,Monica; Shehaj,Esmeralda; Gjika,Aida Disclosed

The Distributional Impact of the Fiscal System in Albania (English)

In a context of fiscal consolidation and the need to deliver on a structural reform agenda, policy makers in Albania must not lose sight of the critical redistributive role of the fiscal system, particularly its impact on poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125680 MAR 01, 2018

Dávalos, María E.; Robayo-Abril, Monica; Shehaj,Esmeralda; Gjika,Aida Disclosed

Albania - Public expenditure and financial accountability (PEFA) : performance assessment report : Shqipëria - Shpenzimet publike dhe përgjegjësia financiare (PEFA) : raporti i vlerësimit të performances (Basque,Albanian)

The Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) assessment aims to provide the government of Albania with an objective up-to-date diagnostic of the national public financial management (PFM) performance based on the latest PEFA methodology. ... See More +

Working Paper 124573 DEC 01, 2017

Disclosed

Albania - Public expenditure and financial accountability (PEFA) : performance assessment report (English)

The Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) assessment aims to provide the government of Albania with an objective up-to-date diagnostic of the national public financial management (PFM) performance based on the latest PEFA methodology. ... See More +

Working Paper 124573 DEC 01, 2017

Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Albania (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 120821 NOV 01, 2017

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Design and Implementation of the Albanian Electricity Balancing Market : Dry Run Trials - High-Level Objectives and Scope (English)
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JUN 12, 2019 137738 Report
Enhancing Women’s Labor Force Participation in Road Construction, Rehabilitation, and Maintenance in Albania : Gender Assessment, Recommendations, and Action Plan (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135918 Working Paper
A Joint Foreign Currency Risk Management Approach for Sovereign Assets and Liabilities (English)
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FEB 05, 2019 WPS8728 Policy Research Working Paper
Climate Resilient Road Assets in Albania (English)
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FEB 01, 2019 136545 Report
Competitive Fruit and Vegetable Products in Albania (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 134056 Brief
Albania : Trade Impact of CEFTA (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 134055 Brief
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 – Albania (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131600 Working Paper
Design and Implementation of the Albanian Electricity Balancing Market : Implementation Support with Structuring the Department of OST which will be Operating the ABM (English)
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OCT 15, 2018 137739 Report
Albanian Balancing Market Rules : Final Draft (English)
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SEP 12, 2018 137740 Report
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
The retail payment costs and savings in Albania (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127386 Other Financial Sector Study
Albania -MSME finance for growth assessment (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 128174 Working Paper
Job dynamics in Albania : a note profiling Albania's labor market (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 127217 Working Paper
The Albania national employment service functional review : an overview (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 127218 Working Paper
The distributional impact of the fiscal system in Albania (English)
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MAR 20, 2018 WPS8370 Policy Research Working Paper
The Distributional Impact of the Fiscal System in Albania (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125680 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Albania - Public expenditure and financial accountability (PEFA) : performance assessment report : Shqipëria - Shpenzimet publike dhe përgjegjësia financiare (PEFA) : raporti i vlerësimit të performances (Basque,Albanian)
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DEC 01, 2017 124573 Working Paper
Albania - Public expenditure and financial accountability (PEFA) : performance assessment report (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 124573 Working Paper
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Albania (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120821 Working Paper