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Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 6 - Stock take on business environment reform in São Tomé and Príncipe (English)

The importance of a good regulatory and institutional environment for business creation and growth is well established. Good regulations and a level playing field are particularly important to maximize opportunities for private investment in small island states like São Tomé and Príncipe, which tends to be constrained by the lack of economies of scale and distance to markets. ... See More +

Report 139088 JUN 26, 2019

Hernandez Uriz,Zenaida Disclosed

Country Economic Memorandum - Background Note 4 : Update on oil and gas exploration and production in São Tomé and Príncipe (English)

Sao Tomé and Príncipe is surrounded by oil-producing neighbors, but haven’t found commercially viable oil in its territory so far. São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) is surrounded by major oil producing countries including Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon, but there has not been any commercial oil or gas discoveries in the country’s waters yet. ... See More +

Report 139087 JUN 26, 2019

De Martin De Vivies,Patrice Philippe Marie Joseph Disclosed

Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 10 - What are the obstacles to agricultural development in STP? A review of current agriculture production structure and potential (English)

This note presents an analysis of the obstacles and opportunities for STP’s agriculture value chains, assesses the main sector risks, and provides a series of public sector recommendations for increased private sector investment. ... See More +

Report 139091 JUN 26, 2019

Valdivia Zelaya,Pablo R.; Horton,John Patrick; Arias Carballo,Diego Disclosed

Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 8 - How to increase the availability of financing needed to stimulate private sector investment? A review of the state of and barriers to access to financial services in São Tomé and Príncipe (English)

This note discusses the current structure of the financial sector in São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) and the main obstacles preventing mobilization and allocation of more resources to private sector investment. ... See More +

Report 139090 JUN 26, 2019

Vicente,Carlos Leonardo; Barreto, Rúben Disclosed

Sao Tome and Principe - Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 7 - What are the bottlenecks on land governance and how to remove them to support tourism and agriculture development? (English)

This note explores land governance-related constraints holding back the growth potential of the agriculture and tourism sectors in the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe (STP). ... See More +

Report 139089 JUN 26, 2019

Pardo Herrera,Camilo; Moreno Horta,Ivonne Astrid Disclosed

Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 12 - What is the potential and obstacles for the fisheries sector in São Tomé and Príncipe? (English)

The purpose of this note is to give an overview of the fisheries sector in STP, its potential and obstacles, as well some policy recommendations to address these obstacles, ensure sustainable management of these resources and tap into its potential. ... See More +

Report 139093 JUN 26, 2019

Serkovic,Mirko Ivo; Million,Julien Marie Francois Disclosed

Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 11 - What is the potential and hindrances for the tourism sector in Sao Tome and Príncipe? (English)

The purpose of this paper is to empirically evaluate the tourism performance of STP with respect to the main determinants that have been found in the literature. ... See More +

Report 139092 JUN 26, 2019

Monte-Rojas, Gabriel Disclosed

Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 14 - The case for economic inclusion of Sexual and Gender Minorities in São Tomé and Príncipe (English)

The purpose of this analysis is to provide a snapshot of exclusion based on SOGI in São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) and the opportunities for SOGI inclusion especially in the tourism sector. ... See More +

Report 139095 JUN 26, 2019

Cortez,Clifton John; Arzinos, John (Ioannis) Disclosed

Sao Tome and Principe - Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 15 - Blue Economy and Environmental Resiliency (English)

Oceans are an important source of wealth, at least 3 to 5 percent of global GDP is derived from the oceans, but their overall health is reaching a tipping point. ... See More +

Report 139096 JUN 26, 2019

Devine,Peter Augustus; Desramaut,Nicolas Benjamin Claude; Fountalbert, Charlotte de Disclosed

Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 13 - What do we know about gender in São Tomé and Príncipe (English)

The objective of this note is to provide a summary of gender-related statistics and research in São Tomé and Príncipe in the areas of human capital, economic empowerment, and gender-based violence (GBV). ... See More +

Report 139094 JUN 26, 2019

Kirkwood,Daniel John Disclosed

Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 1 – Economic Growth and Volatility in Sao Tome and Príncipe (English)

The purpose of this background note is to give an overview of the literature on output volatility and economic growth, assess output volatility and its impact in São Tomé and Príncipe (STP). ... See More +

Report 139084 JUN 26, 2019

Barroso,Rafael Chelles; You,Chenli Disclosed

Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 3 - Where has trade growth come from in São Tomé and Príncipe (English)

This note examines the competitiveness of the export sector in São Tomé and Príncipe. It relies on the framework developed by Reis and Farole (2012) and examines the export competitiveness along four complementary dimensions: export growth and market shares, diversification in terms of product and destinations, quality of exports, and the survival or persistence of export flows. ... See More +

Report 139086 JUN 26, 2019

Signoret,Jose E. Disclosed

Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 2 – Economic Growth and Volatility : Is it Sustainable for Sao Tome and Príncipe to have a Large Current Account Deficitand a Fixed Exchange Rate? (English)

Is it sustainable for São Tomé and Príncipe to have a large current account deficit and a fixed exchange rate peg? Sao Tomé and Príncipe (STP) pegs its currency, the dobra, to the euro and has both persistent current account deficits and a persistent inflation differential with the Euro Area. ... See More +

Report 139085 JUN 26, 2019

Arteta,Carlos; Kirby,Patrick Alexander Disclosed

Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Sao Tome and Principe (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 131797 OCT 31, 2018

Disclosed

São Tomé and Príncipe - Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis : 2018 Update (English)

São Tomé and Príncipe is classified as being in debt distress according to this joint World Bank-IMF low-income country debt sustainability analysis (DSA). ... See More +

Working Paper 129999 SEP 14, 2018

Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Sao Tome and Principe (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 121087 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - São Tomé and Príncipe (English)

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

Working Paper 109940 OCT 25, 2016

Disclosed

Democratic Republic of São Tome and Príncipe - Financial sector development implementation plan (FSDIP) : 2017-2019 (English)

The main objective of this report is to contribute to the development of São Tomé and Príncipe’s financial sector and provide its Government and private stakeholders with a clear roadmap for reform in key policy areas, particularly regarding efforts to strengthening financial sector soundness, enhance financial inclusion, and upgrade existing financial infrastructure. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS15036 SEP 01, 2016

Disclosed

FY15 Sao Tome and Principe country opinion survey report (English)

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

Working Paper 108361 FEB 01, 2016

Felzer,Sharon; Markova,Svetlana; Guo,Jing; Cameron,Jessica A.; Woods,Calita; Mendoza,Dania; Tepedino,Isabel; Lal,Sumir Disclosed

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Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 6 - Stock take on business environment reform in São Tomé and Príncipe (English)
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JUN 26, 2019 139088 Report
Country Economic Memorandum - Background Note 4 : Update on oil and gas exploration and production in São Tomé and Príncipe (English)
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JUN 26, 2019 139087 Report
Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 10 - What are the obstacles to agricultural development in STP? A review of current agriculture production structure and potential (English)
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JUN 26, 2019 139091 Report
Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 8 - How to increase the availability of financing needed to stimulate private sector investment? A review of the state of and barriers to access to financial services in São Tomé and Príncipe (English)
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JUN 26, 2019 139090 Report
Sao Tome and Principe - Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 7 - What are the bottlenecks on land governance and how to remove them to support tourism and agriculture development? (English)
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JUN 26, 2019 139089 Report
Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 12 - What is the potential and obstacles for the fisheries sector in São Tomé and Príncipe? (English)
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JUN 26, 2019 139093 Report
Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 11 - What is the potential and hindrances for the tourism sector in Sao Tome and Príncipe? (English)
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JUN 26, 2019 139092 Report
Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 14 - The case for economic inclusion of Sexual and Gender Minorities in São Tomé and Príncipe (English)
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JUN 26, 2019 139095 Report
Sao Tome and Principe - Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 15 - Blue Economy and Environmental Resiliency (English)
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JUN 26, 2019 139096 Report
Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 13 - What do we know about gender in São Tomé and Príncipe (English)
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JUN 26, 2019 139094 Report
Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 1 – Economic Growth and Volatility in Sao Tome and Príncipe (English)
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JUN 26, 2019 139084 Report
Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 3 - Where has trade growth come from in São Tomé and Príncipe (English)
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JUN 26, 2019 139086 Report
Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 2 – Economic Growth and Volatility : Is it Sustainable for Sao Tome and Príncipe to have a Large Current Account Deficitand a Fixed Exchange Rate? (English)
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JUN 26, 2019 139085 Report
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Sao Tome and Principe (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131797 Working Paper
São Tomé and Príncipe - Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis : 2018 Update (English)
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SEP 14, 2018 129999 Working Paper
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Sao Tome and Principe (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121087 Working Paper
Plano multi-setorial de investimentos para integrar a resiliência às alterações climáticas e o risco de desastres na gestão da zona costeira de São Tomé e Príncipe (Portuguese)
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JUN 01, 2017 124204 Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - São Tomé and Príncipe (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 109940 Working Paper
Democratic Republic of São Tome and Príncipe - Financial sector development implementation plan (FSDIP) : 2017-2019 (English)
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SEP 01, 2016 AUS15036 Working Paper
FY15 Sao Tome and Principe country opinion survey report (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 108361 Working Paper