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Digging Beneath the Surface : An Exploration of the Net Benefits of Mining in Southern Africa (English)

Mining has been central to the social and economic narrative of Southern Africa, and has been a key provider of investment, employment, government revenue and infrastructure in the region. ... See More +

Report 138997 JUN 01, 2019

Baskaran,Gracelin Christina; Hayman,Jason Joaquin; Bogoev,Jane; Hund,Kirsten Lori; Hanusch,Marek; Aguilar,Javier Disclosed

When the Cycle Becomes the Trend : The Emerging Market Experience with Fiscal Policy during the Last Commodity Super Cycle (English)

Fiscal buffers have shrunk across the world. This paper argues that limited fiscal room in emerging market economies today is partly due to the commodity super cycle of 2000-15. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8712 JAN 18, 2019

Amra,Rashaad; Hanusch,Marek; Jooste,Charl Disclosed

South Africa Economic Update : Enrollments in Tertiary Education Must Rise (English)

South Africa's much anticipated economic rebound in 2018 did not occur. While substantial efforts by the authorities to strengthen governance of public resources and stabilize the fiscal situation helped the economy to not contract further, economic growth remained tepid with a technical recession (two successive quarters of negative economic growth) in the first half of 2018. ... See More +

Working Paper 133785 JAN 01, 2019

Dessus,Sebastien C.; Hanusch,Marek Disclosed

Exchange rate volatility and FDI inflows : evidence from cross-country panel data (English)

Using a panel of 80 developing and developed countries for the period 1990-2015, this studyanalyses the relationship between exchange rate volatility and foreign direct investment (FDI)inflows. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 127042 JUN 01, 2018

Hanusch,Marek; Nguyen, Ha; Algu,Yashvir Disclosed

Southern African customs union - Macro poverty outlook : country by country analysis and projection for the developing world (English)

The Macro Poverty Outlook for Southern African Customs Union (SACU) provides an overview of the recent macro and poverty developments for the region as a whole, and country by country cases. ... See More +

Working Paper 126115 APR 13, 2018

Bogoev,Jane; Dessus,Sebastien C.; Hanusch,Marek; Kwaramba,Marko; Whyte,Sashana Disclosed

South Africa Economic Update : jobs and inequality (English)

This report reviews South Africa’s recent economic and social developments. It underlines that South Africa’s current economic rebound may not be sustained if the fundamental factors undermining its growth potential are not boldly addressed. ... See More +

Working Paper 125011 APR 05, 2018

Dessus,Sebastien C.; Hanusch,Marek Disclosed

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

Lesotho - State-owned enterprises : a country policy note (English)

The objectives of this note are identifying the fiscal implications and the shortcomings of the corporate governance of the SOE sector through an initial stock taking of the sector. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS19193 JUN 30, 2016

Hanusch,Marek; Nagaki,Shiho; Algu,Yashvir; Senkal,Asli; Drum,Wilfrid Bernard; Hansen,Kjetil; Şenkal, Aslı 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

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Digging Beneath the Surface : An Exploration of the Net Benefits of Mining in Southern Africa (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 138997 Report
When the Cycle Becomes the Trend : The Emerging Market Experience with Fiscal Policy during the Last Commodity Super Cycle (English)
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JAN 18, 2019 WPS8712 Policy Research Working Paper
South Africa Economic Update : Enrollments in Tertiary Education Must Rise (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 133785 Working Paper
Exchange rate volatility and FDI inflows : evidence from cross-country panel data (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127042 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Southern African customs union - Macro poverty outlook : country by country analysis and projection for the developing world (English)
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APR 13, 2018 126115 Working Paper
South Africa Economic Update : jobs and inequality (English)
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APR 05, 2018 125011 Working Paper
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
Lesotho - State-owned enterprises : a country policy note (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 ACS19193 Working Paper
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