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Where They Live : District-Level Measures of Poverty, Average Consumption, and the Middle Class in Central Asia (English)

Rapid economic growth over the past two decades lifted millions of people out of poverty in Central Asia. But the uneven spread of prosperity left many communities struggling to catch up. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 139142 JUL 11, 2019

Seitz,William Hutchins Disclosed

Manufacturing a Startup : a case study of Industry 4.0 development in the Czech Republic (English)

This paper investigates the current state of creation and adoption of Industry 4.0 (I4.0) technologies within the Czech Republic. I4.0 technologies, which include technologies such as big data analytics, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and advanced robotics, hold great promise for increasing the economic competitiveness of adopters. ... See More +

Working Paper 138607 JUL 01, 2019

Aridi,Anwar; Querejazu,Daniel Enrique Disclosed

Sustaining Stability and Reviving Growth : Moldova Policy Notes 2019 : Sustinerea Stabilitätii Revitalizarea Cresterii : Note de Politici Moldova 2019 (Romanian)

Over the last two decades, Moldova has achieved major development results: with average annual growth of 4.6 percent since 2000, poverty has decreased dramatically, and the growth has also benefitted more citizens: Inequality, as measured by the Gini Index, has declined from 36.4 in 2000 to 26.3 in 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 138625 JUL 01, 2019

Kahkonen,Satu Kristiina J.; Akhalkatsi,Anna; Andronova Vincelette,Gallina Disclosed

Uzbekistan - Toward a New Economy : Country Economic Update (English)

This edition of the Country Economic Update is part of a semi-annual series designed to monitor recent economic developments in Uzbekistan. The report presents a broad overview of the country’s macroeconomic, social, and structural developments in 2018. ... See More +

Working Paper 138398 JUN 30, 2019

Trushin,Eskender Disclosed

People, Portraits, Perspectives : Improving Employability for Inclusive Growth in Hungary (Hungarian)

This report provides a summary of the main findings and recommendations of the technical assistance “People, Portraits, Perspectives: Improving Employability for Inclusive Growth in Hungary” provided by the World Bank to the Government of Hungary. ... See More +

Working Paper 137827 JUN 28, 2019

Karacsony,Sandor I.; Millan,Natalia; Petric,Alina Nona; Buhler,Dorothee Christine; Ferre,Celine; Torkos,Andras Tamas; Teller,Nora Disclosed

Poland Catching-Up Regions 3 : Overview Report (English)

This report provides an overview of the third phase of the Poland catching-up regions initiative (PL CuR3). It presents components that have been delivered over the period July 2018 to June 2019 in collaboration with local, regional, and national stakeholders, the European Commission (EC), and the World Bank (WB). ... See More +

Working Paper 138190 JUN 24, 2019

Kriss,Paul; Ionescu-Heroiu,Marcel; Wolszczak,Grzegorz Aleksander; Huang,Chyi-Yun; Kaminski,Piotr Cezary; Piernikowski,Marcin; Moldovan,Ciprian; Dolean,Bogdan Eugen; Mazur,Marcin; Boratynska,Agnieszka; Szczucki,Jan; Gajewski,Maciej; Patella,Dominic Pasquale; Wolanski,Michał; Niewęglowska,Magda; Pierog,Mateusz Hubert; Lee Brown,Jamie; Marc,Lukasz Marek; Sacha,Wojciech Tomasz; Skowron,Bartlomiej Dominik; Szczepinska,Alicja Barbara; Tekieli Bisinska,Dorota Barbara; Torz,Anna Marta; Iwanowski,Damian; Aridi,Anwar; Cowey,Lisa; Wiatr,Dariusz Krzysztof; Toborowicz,Jerzy Jakub; Nosek,Vojtech; Franco,Janina; Singh,Jas; Subbiah,Anand; Karver,Jonathan George; Kotanska,Malgorzata Izabela; Smola,Michał; Piszczek,Jerzy Mieczyslaw; Badiani-Magnusson,Reena C; Goraus,Karolina Marta; Salach,Katarzyna Kamila; Koziel,Anna; Krol-Jankowska,Anna Gizela; Kochan,Filip Piotr Disclosed

Poland Catching-Up Regions 3 : Overview Report (Polish)

This report provides an overview of the third phase of the Poland catching-up regions initiative (PL CuR3). It presents components that have been delivered over the period July 2018 to June 2019 in collaboration with local, regional, and national stakeholders, the European Commission (EC), and the World Bank (WB). ... See More +

Working Paper 138190 JUN 24, 2019

Disclosed

Stemming Russia’s Informality : Unearthing Causes and Developing Solutions (English)

Growing informal employment in Russia raises concerns about fiscal sustainability, productivity, and social protection. Cutting through various data and definitions, this report finds one consistent outcome: informal employment is on the rise. ... See More +

Working Paper 137576 JUN 06, 2019

Sanghi,Apurva; Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel; Posarac,Aleksandra Disclosed

Stemming Russia’s Informality : Unearthing Causes and Developing Solutions (Russian)

Growing informal employment in Russia raises concerns about fiscal sustainability, productivity, and social protection. Cutting through various data and definitions, this report finds one consistent outcome: informal employment is on the rise. ... See More +

Working Paper 137576 JUN 06, 2019

English Disclosed

North Macedonia Special Focus Note : Agriculture (English)

Agriculture is an important contributor to the North Macedonia’s economy. However, there is still ample space to improve sector performance and to unlock its full potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 137865 JUN 01, 2019

Disclosed

North Macedonia Special Focus Note : Agriculture (Macedonian)

Agriculture is an important contributor to the North Macedonia’s economy. However, there is still ample space to improve sector performance and to unlock its full potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 137865 JUN 01, 2019

Disclosed

Russia Economic Report : Modest Growth - Focus on Informality (English)

Real GDP growth in Russia surpassed expectations in 2018, reaching 2.3 percent, mostly due to one off effects of energy construction. Forecasted growth of 1.2 percent in 2019 and 1.8 percent in 2020 and 2021 reflects a more modest outlook. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 137997 JUN 01, 2019

Sanghi,Apurva; Emelyanova,Olga; Matytsin,Mikhail; Rostovtseva,Irina; Levitanskaya,Katerina; Gutierrez,Eva M.; Okawa, Yoki; Nagle,Peter Stephen Oliver; Wheeler,Collette Mari Disclosed

International Migration and Household Well-Being : Evidence from Uzbekistan (English)

As one of the most pivotal ways that labor markets adjust to changing economic conditions, international migration is never far from the center of the national discussion in Uzbekistan. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 138179 JUN 01, 2019

Seitz,William Hutchins Disclosed

Russia Economic Report : Modest Growth - Focus on Informality (Russian)

Real GDP growth in Russia surpassed expectations in 2018, reaching 2.3 percent, mostly due to one off effects of energy construction. Forecasted growth of 1.2 percent in 2019 and 1.8 percent in 2020 and 2021 reflects a more modest outlook. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 137997 JUN 01, 2019

Disclosed

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Innovation and Entrepreneurship Assessment : Towards a Private Sector led Growth Model (English)

The growth landscape of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is undermined by adverse productivity developments and weak private sector development. BiH is still finding a pathway to rebalance its current public sector-led growth model to a private sector-led one. ... See More +

Working Paper 137724 JUN 01, 2019

Aridi,Anwar; Ong Lopez,Anne Beline Chua Disclosed

Bosnia and Herzegovina : Estimation of the Effect of the Agreement on Amendment of and Accession to the CEFTA 2006 on Trade Flows and Calculation of Trade Potential (Bosnian)

This paper provides an assessment of the trade performance of Western Balkan (WB) countries with the European Union (EU) countries. The particular focus is on Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) trade potential and an estimation of the effects of the Agreement on Amendment of and Accession to the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA 2006) using gravity equations. ... See More +

Working Paper 137563 JUN 01, 2019

Hlivnjak,Sandra; Mujabasic,Amra; Foco-Obeji,Emina; Hamzic,Lejla 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

Poland - Cooperative Banks and Credit Unions : Technical Note (English)

This technical note reviews the cooperative bank and credit union sectors. It focuses on: (i) thesituation of the two sectors that are both in states of transition; (ii) the regulatory and supervisory arrangements; and (iii) the safety net and resolution regime within the context of the crisis management framework. ... See More +

Working Paper 137360 MAY 01, 2019

Disclosed

Can Local Participatory Programs Enhance Public Confidence : Insights from the Local Initiatives Support Program in Russia (English)

This paper reviews the performance of the Russia Local Initiatives Support Program (LISP) as an instrument for directly addressing the needs of the population to access socioeconomic infrastructure, for increasing public confidence in self-governance frameworks and institutions through dialogue and community budgeting consultations, and for strengthening the capacity for local self-governance. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 137448 MAY 01, 2019

Shulga,Ivan; Shilov,Lev; Sukhova,Anna; Pojarski,Peter Ivanov Disclosed

What Employers Actually Want : Skills in Demand in Online Job Vacancies in Ukraine (English)

Online job vacancies from a Ukrainian website were explored to assess the skills that employers look for among their new hires. The demand for cognitive, socioemotional, and technical skills across a range of medium- and high-skilled occupations were assessed. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 137560 MAY 01, 2019

Muller, Noël; Safir,Abla Disclosed

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Where They Live : District-Level Measures of Poverty, Average Consumption, and the Middle Class in Central Asia (English)
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JUL 11, 2019 139142 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Manufacturing a Startup : a case study of Industry 4.0 development in the Czech Republic (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 138607 Working Paper
Sustaining Stability and Reviving Growth : Moldova Policy Notes 2019 : Sustinerea Stabilitätii Revitalizarea Cresterii : Note de Politici Moldova 2019 (Romanian)
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JUL 01, 2019 138625 Working Paper
Uzbekistan - Toward a New Economy : Country Economic Update (English)
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JUN 30, 2019 138398 Working Paper
People, Portraits, Perspectives : Improving Employability for Inclusive Growth in Hungary (Hungarian)
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JUN 28, 2019 137827 Working Paper
Poland Catching-Up Regions 3 : Overview Report (English)
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JUN 24, 2019 138190 Working Paper
Poland Catching-Up Regions 3 : Overview Report (Polish)
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JUN 24, 2019 138190 Working Paper
Stemming Russia’s Informality : Unearthing Causes and Developing Solutions (English)
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JUN 06, 2019 137576 Working Paper
Stemming Russia’s Informality : Unearthing Causes and Developing Solutions (Russian)
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JUN 06, 2019 137576 Working Paper English
North Macedonia Special Focus Note : Agriculture (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137865 Working Paper
North Macedonia Special Focus Note : Agriculture (Macedonian)
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JUN 01, 2019 137865 Working Paper
Russia Economic Report : Modest Growth - Focus on Informality (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137997 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
International Migration and Household Well-Being : Evidence from Uzbekistan (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 138179 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Russia Economic Report : Modest Growth - Focus on Informality (Russian)
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JUN 01, 2019 137997 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Innovation and Entrepreneurship Assessment : Towards a Private Sector led Growth Model (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137724 Working Paper
Bosnia and Herzegovina : Estimation of the Effect of the Agreement on Amendment of and Accession to the CEFTA 2006 on Trade Flows and Calculation of Trade Potential (Bosnian)
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JUN 01, 2019 137563 Working Paper
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
Poland - Cooperative Banks and Credit Unions : Technical Note (English)
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MAY 01, 2019 137360 Working Paper
Can Local Participatory Programs Enhance Public Confidence : Insights from the Local Initiatives Support Program in Russia (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2019 137448 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
What Employers Actually Want : Skills in Demand in Online Job Vacancies in Ukraine (English)
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MAY 01, 2019 137560 Working Paper (Numbered Series)