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South Africa economic update : innovation for productivity and inclusiveness (English)

This 10th South Africa Economic Update offers a review of the country’s recent economic and social developments and outlook in the context of global economic prospects. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 119695 SEP 01, 2017

Dessus,Sebastien C.; Goddard,John Gabriel; Hanusch,Marek Disclosed

South Africa economic update : private investment for jobs (English)

The first chapter of the ninth edition of the economic update discusses recent economic development in South Africa. It underlines that economic growth continued to decelerate in 2016, marking the third consecutive year of negative per capita growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 111888 JAN 01, 2017

Dessus,Sebastien C.; Hanusch,Marek Disclosed

South Africa and the ghost of a rating downgrade to sub-investment grade (English)

South Africa is under threat of a downgrade to its sovereign credit rating since Standard and Poors(S&P) lowered its foreign-currency long-term credit rating from BBB to BBB- in June 2014, with Fitch following suit in December 2015. ... See More +

Brief 107876 AUG 01, 2016

Hanusch,Marek; Hassan,Shakill; Algu,Yashvir; Soobyah,Luchelle Disclosed

The ghost of a rating downgrade : what happens to borrowing costs when a government loses its investment grade credit rating? (English)

Since the global financial crisis and the end of the commodity super-cycle, weak growth and countercyclical fiscal policy have contributed to deteriorating public finances in many countries across the globe. ... See More +

Working Paper 106667 JUN 28, 2016

Hanusch,Marek; Hassan,Shakill; Algu,Yashvir; Soobyah,Luchelle; Kranz,Alexander Disclosed

Cabo Verde - Cape Verde Ninth Poverty Reduction Support Credit : P147015 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR24028 JUN 23, 2016

Hanusch,Marek

South Africa economic update : promoting faster growth and poverty alleviation through competition (English)

Promoting faster growth and poverty alleviation through competition is particularly important for South Africa, which is facing weak economic growth and limited fiscal resources and has to look to avenues outside the fiscal space to stimulate faster sustainable growth and progress towards its ultimate goal of eliminating poverty, outlined in the 2030 National Development Plan (NDP). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 103057 FEB 01, 2016

Purfield,Catriona Mary; Hanusch,Marek; Algu,Yashvir; Begazo Gomez,Tania Priscilla; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Nyman,Sara Disclosed

Guinea-Bissau and the cashew economy (English)

The cashew sector forms the core of Guinea-Bissau’s economy. Data from 2010 household survey show that cashew accounts for 26 percent of income (net of remittances) for female headed households and for 35 percent for male headed households. ... See More +

Brief 102933 JAN 01, 2016

Hanusch,Marek Disclosed

Migrant remittances, capital constraints and new business starts in developing countries (English)

According to the World Bank (2013), migrant remittances to developing countries in 2013 totaled United States (U.S.) 414 billion, dollars quadruple the approximately U.S. 100 billion dollars remitted to developing countries in 2000. ... See More +

Brief 98685 AUG 01, 2015

Hanusch,Marek; Vaaler,Paul Martin Disclosed

Credit ratings and fiscal responsibility (English)

The authors build on the findings from an earlier analysis, adding to the evidence base for the notion that credit rating agencies contribute to fiscal sustainability. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 97556 JUN 01, 2015

Hanusch,Marek; Vaaler,Paul Martin Disclosed

Guatemala economic DNA : harnessing growth with a special focus on jobs (English)

This is the first edition of the of the Guatemala Economic DNA (Diagnostic for National Action) with a focus section on job creation. The report highlights the important achievements of Guatemala on the macroeconomic stability front. ... See More +

Working Paper 90491 AUG 01, 2014

Hernandez, Marco Antonio; Tiongson, Erwin; Saldarriaga, Miguel Angel; Clavijo, Mateo; Loyola, Jorge; Lothrop, Sean; Scott, Kinnon; Udomsaph, Charles; Coates, Brendan; Leon, Cesar; Hanusch, Marek; Arnal, Matias; Lachy, Diana Spanish Disclosed

Guatemala economic DNA : harnessing growth with a special focus on jobs : Analisis para el dialogo nacional (ADN) economico de Guatemala : capturando crecimiento con una seccion de enfoque sobre empleo (Spanish)

This is the first edition of the of the Guatemala Economic DNA (Diagnostic for National Action) with a focus section on job creation. The report highlights the important achievements of Guatemala on the macroeconomic stability front. ... See More +

Working Paper 90491 AUG 01, 2014

Hernandez, Marco Antonio; Tiongson, Erwin; Saldarriaga, Miguel Angel; Clavijo, Mateo; Loyola, Jorge; Lothrop, Sean; Scott, Kinnon; Udomsaph, Charles; Coates, Brendan; Leon, Cesar; Hanusch, Marek; Arnal, Matias; Lachy, Diana English Disclosed

Political budget cycles and the organization of political parties (English)

This paper introduces a new explanation for political budget cycles: politicians have stronger incentives to increase spending around elections in the presence of younger political parties. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6654 OCT 01, 2013

Hanusch, Marek; Keefer, Philip Disclosed

Promises, promises : vote-buying and the electoral mobilization strategies of non-credible politicians (English)

Vote-buying is pervasive, but not everywhere. What explains significant variations across countries in the greater use of pre-electoral transfers to mobilize voters relative to the use of pre-electoral promises of post-electoral transfers? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6653 OCT 01, 2013

Hanusch, Marek; Keefer, Philip Disclosed

East Asia's exposure to the Eurozone more than meets the eye? (English)

At first glance, most East Asian countries are only moderately sensitive to decreasing demand from the Eurozone. However, weak demand in Europe has a strong effect on Chinese exports, which depend on intermediate goods from other East Asian countries provided through a close-knit regional supply chain, leading to considerable indirect exposure. ... See More +

Brief 79867 JUL 01, 2013

Hanusch, Marek Disclosed

Credit rating agencies in emerging democracies : Guardians of fiscal discipline ? (English)

Credit rating agencies have drawn criticism for failing to anticipate and deter root causes of the 2008-2009 financial crisis in the United States. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6379 MAR 01, 2013

Hanusch, Marek; Vaaler, Paul M. Disclosed

Mongolia - Improving public investments to meet the challenge of scaling up infrastructure (English)

The objective of this report is to analyze in depth the current public investment management system and to assess whether or not it is able to meet this challenge of delivering good quality projects in the priority areas in a macro-economically sustainable manner; and to recommend what needs to be done to improve the system so that it is able to effectively transform natural resource revenues into sustainable capital assets. ... See More +

Other Infrastructure Study 74944 JAN 01, 2013

Hasnain, Zahid; Narmandakh, Munkhnasan; Sacks, Audrey; Hanusch, Marek Mongolian Disclosed

Mongolia - Improving public investments to meet the challenge of scaling up infrastructure : Mongolia : improving public investments to meet the challenge of scaling up infrastructure (Mongolian)

The objective of this report is to analyze in depth the current public investment management system and to assess whether or not it is able to meet this challenge of delivering good quality projects in the priority areas in a macro-economically sustainable manner; and to recommend what needs to be done to improve the system so that it is able to effectively transform natural resource revenues into sustainable capital assets. ... See More +

Other Infrastructure Study 74944 JAN 01, 2013

Hasnain, Zahid; Narmandakh, Munkhnasan; Sacks, Audrey; Hanusch, Marek English Disclosed

The doing business indicators, economic growth and regulatory reform (English)

Improving the investment climate is among the top priorities in development. The World Bank Group's Doing Business reports have become an important guide and benchmark to inform regulatory reforms aimed at unleashing the potential of the private sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6176 AUG 01, 2012

Hanusch, Marek Disclosed

Jobless growth ? Okun's law in East Asia (English)

Was economic growth in East Asia jobless? This paper addresses this question using data from eight East Asian countries during the period between 1997 and 2011 to estimate the Okun's Law Coefficient, which captures the relationship between growth and employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6156 AUG 01, 2012

Hanusch, Marek Disclosed

Malaysia economic monitor : modern jobs (English)

The Malaysian economy grew robustly in 2011, outperforming forecasts. Growth was driven by domestic demand. Public consumption picked up more than expected toward the end of the year and fixed investment was also buoyant on higher investments by public and private companies. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 67944 APR 01, 2012

Sander, Frederico Gil; Hanusch, Marek Disclosed

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South Africa economic update : innovation for productivity and inclusiveness (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 119695 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
South Africa economic update : private investment for jobs (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 111888 Working Paper
South Africa and the ghost of a rating downgrade to sub-investment grade (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 107876 Brief
The ghost of a rating downgrade : what happens to borrowing costs when a government loses its investment grade credit rating? (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 106667 Working Paper
Cabo Verde - Cape Verde Ninth Poverty Reduction Support Credit : P147015 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)
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JUN 23, 2016 ISR24028 Implementation Status and Results Report
South Africa economic update : promoting faster growth and poverty alleviation through competition (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103057 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Guinea-Bissau and the cashew economy (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102933 Brief
Migrant remittances, capital constraints and new business starts in developing countries (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 98685 Brief
Credit ratings and fiscal responsibility (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97556 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Guatemala economic DNA : harnessing growth with a special focus on jobs (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90491 Working Paper Spanish
Guatemala economic DNA : harnessing growth with a special focus on jobs : Analisis para el dialogo nacional (ADN) economico de Guatemala : capturando crecimiento con una seccion de enfoque sobre empleo (Spanish)
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AUG 01, 2014 90491 Working Paper English
Political budget cycles and the organization of political parties (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6654 Policy Research Working Paper
Promises, promises : vote-buying and the electoral mobilization strategies of non-credible politicians (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6653 Policy Research Working Paper
East Asia's exposure to the Eurozone more than meets the eye? (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 79867 Brief
Credit rating agencies in emerging democracies : Guardians of fiscal discipline ? (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 WPS6379 Policy Research Working Paper
Mongolia - Improving public investments to meet the challenge of scaling up infrastructure (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 74944 Other Infrastructure Study Mongolian
Mongolia - Improving public investments to meet the challenge of scaling up infrastructure : Mongolia : improving public investments to meet the challenge of scaling up infrastructure (Mongolian)
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JAN 01, 2013 74944 Other Infrastructure Study English
The doing business indicators, economic growth and regulatory reform (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 WPS6176 Policy Research Working Paper
Jobless growth ? Okun's law in East Asia (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 WPS6156 Policy Research Working Paper
Malaysia economic monitor : modern jobs (English)
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APR 01, 2012 67944 Economic Updates and Modeling