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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

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

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

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 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-Abril,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

Disclosed

FY17 Albania country opinion survey report (English)

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

Working Paper 128476 JUL 01, 2017

Disclosed

Albania - Country Procurement and Contract Implementation Review (English)

This report presents the World Bank and Islamic Development Bank, collectively the Banks, teams’ review and assessment of Albania country procurement and contract implementation CPCI), including for projects and civil works contracts financed by the Banks. ... See More +

Working Paper 130352 MAY 01, 2017

El-Bayya,Majed Disclosed

Walking the last mile : operationalization of Albania’s authorized economic operators program (English)

Albania’s authorized economic operators (AEO) program is not yet operational, even though the country has adopted the necessary European Union (EU) legal and regulatory frameworks. ... See More +

Brief 113170 FEB 01, 2017

Kastrati,Pranvera; Meko, Mirela; Saragiotis,Periklis Disclosed

Albania - Program for International Student Assessment 2015 (English)

Albania has seen consistent and substantial improvements in science, reading, and math. Although the student level data were collected, they cannot be used to analyze comparisons by economic, social, and cultural status groups or preschool attendance. ... See More +

Brief 112466 DEC 15, 2016

Disclosed

Albania - PISA 2015 brief (English)

Albania has seen consistent and substantial improvements in all three subjects. Between 2009 and 2015, the increase in math and science is a little over one year of schooling and in reading to half a year of schooling. ... See More +

Brief 112352 DEC 15, 2016

Disclosed

Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Albania (English)

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

Working Paper 109635 OCT 25, 2016

Disclosed

Albania - Water resources and irrigation project (English)

Agriculture in Albania is economically important, contributing 21 percent to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and accounting for 58 percent of employment in the country. ... See More +

Brief 119913 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

Alleviating funding pressures and debt roll-over risks in Albania : case study (English)

The 2008 global financial crisis and the subsequent Eurozone crisis considerably slowed the growth and poverty reduction momentum in Albania. Government financing needs in 2015 were very high. ... See More +

Brief 106016 AUG 25, 2016

Navarro-Martin,Miguel Disclosed

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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
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
The Albania national employment service functional review : an overview (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 127218 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 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
FY17 Albania country opinion survey report (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 128476 Working Paper
Albania - Country Procurement and Contract Implementation Review (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 130352 Working Paper
Walking the last mile : operationalization of Albania’s authorized economic operators program (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 113170 Brief
Albania - Program for International Student Assessment 2015 (English)
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DEC 15, 2016 112466 Brief
Albania - PISA 2015 brief (English)
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DEC 15, 2016 112352 Brief
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Albania (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 109635 Working Paper
Albania - Water resources and irrigation project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119913 Brief
Alleviating funding pressures and debt roll-over risks in Albania : case study (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 106016 Brief