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Exchange rate and inflation dynamics in Zambia (English)

This paper investigates the dynamics between the exchange rate and consumer price inflation in Zambia. The analysis uses a structural vector autoregression, with quarterly data for 1995-2014 and a combination of short-run sign- and zero-restrictions to identify relevant global and domestic shocks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8128 JUN 28, 2017

Roger,Lionel Joshua; Smith,Gregory; Morrissey,Oliver Disclosed

Reaping richer returns from public expenditures in agriculture (English)

Zambia’s economy has picked up in 2017 from the tough conditions of 2015 and 2016. Copper priceshave firmed, but they remain low when compared to their peak. ... See More +

Working Paper 117003 JUN 01, 2017

Smith,Gregory; Chinzara,Zivanemoyo Disclosed

Zambia economic brief : beating the slowdown - making every kwacha count (English)

The external environment confronting Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is expected to remain difficult in the near term. Commodity prices are expected to remain low, and in 2016, growth in the region isforecast to drop to 2.5 percent from 3.0 percent in 2015 (World Bank forecast). ... See More +

Working Paper 106508 JUN 01, 2016

Smith,Gregory Disclosed

Powering the Zambian economy (English)

Zambia faces its toughest economic challenges in at least a decade. The economy has come under strain in 2015 as external headwinds and domestic pressures have intensified. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 101704 DEC 01, 2015

Smith,Gregory; Chinzara,Zivanemoyo; Kapika,Joseph Mwelwa; Elahi,Raihan Disclosed

Gabon economic update : protecting the poor despite slower growth : Cahiers economiques du Gabon : protéger les pauvres en dépit du ralentissement de la croissance (French)

The structure of the Gabonese economy in 2014 reveals a strong dominance of services which account for 57.8 percent of real gross domestic product (GDP), followed by oil industry (20.6 per cent), other industries (15.4 per cent), and agriculture (6.3 per cent). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 101797 DEC 01, 2015

Smith,Gregory; Tsouck Ibounde,Rick Emery; Ndoutoume,Privat Yves; Coulibaly,Souleymane Disclosed

Gabon economic update : protecting the poor despite slower growth (English)

The structure of the Gabonese economy in 2014 reveals a strong dominance of services which account for 57.8 percent of real gross domestic product (GDP), followed by oil industry (20.6 per cent), other industries (15.4 per cent), and agriculture (6.3 per cent). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 101797 DEC 01, 2015

Smith,Gregory; Tsouck Ibounde,Rick Emery; Ndoutoume,Privat Yves; Coulibaly,Souleymane Disclosed

Socioeconomic impact of mining on local communities in Africa (English)

Working Paper ACS14621 JUN 30, 2015

Chuhan-Pole,Punam Disclosed

The economic impact of Ebola on sub-Saharan Africa : updated estimates for 2015 (English)

The most severe impact of the Ebola epidemic, which began in Guinea in December 2013 and quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone, has been in lost human lives and suffering. ... See More +

Working Paper 93721 JAN 20, 2015

Thomas, Mark Roland; Smith, Gregory; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Evans, David; Maliszewska, Maryla; Cruz, Marcio; Himelein, Kristen; Over, Mead Disclosed

Ghana economic update (October, 2014) (English)

This report is the most recent in a series aimed at monitoring economic developments in Ghana and has two sections. The first section summarizes the recent macroeconomic developments in the country while the second section presents the main findings on poverty and employment published recently by the Ghana statistical service. ... See More +

Working Paper 91809 OCT 01, 2014

Oppong, Felix; Aykut, Dilek; Smith, Gregory Disclosed

Case study : World Bank engagement with Mongolia's sovereign wealth fund (English)

Mongolia is currently experiencing a rapid economic transformation generated by vast mineral discoveries. Starting in the past decade, a boom in mining exploration confirmed the existence of large mineral deposits, notably copper, uranium, oil, coal, iron ore, and gold. ... See More +

Brief 85818 FEB 01, 2014

Robbins, Adam B.; Smith, Gregory Disclosed

Sovereign wealth funds and long-term development finance : risks and opportunities (English)

Sovereign wealth funds represent a large and growing pool of savings. An increasing number of these funds are owned by natural resource–exporting countries and have a variety of objectives, including intergenerational equity and macroeconomic stabilization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6776 FEB 01, 2014

Gelb, Alan; Tordo, Silvana; Halland, Havard; Arfaa, Noora; Smith, Gregory Disclosed

Transparency of state owned enterprises in Vietnam : current status and ideas for reform (Vietnamese)

Information disclosure by State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) is part of a broader agenda to promote greater public sector transparency in Vietnam. Recent studies by the World Bank and others have shown that despite progress, compliance with legal requirements for transparency remains a challenge across a wide range of public sector governance areas in Vietnam. ... See More +

Policy Note 89810 JAN 01, 2014

Smith, Gregory; Binh, Le Duy; Colvin, Jim; Rab, Habib English Disclosed

Transparency of state owned enterprises in Vietnam : current status and ideas for reform (English)

Information disclosure by State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) is part of a broader agenda to promote greater public sector transparency in Vietnam. Recent studies by the World Bank and others have shown that despite progress, compliance with legal requirements for transparency remains a challenge across a wide range of public sector governance areas in Vietnam. ... See More +

Policy Note 89810 JAN 01, 2014

Smith, Gregory; Binh, Le Duy; Colvin, Jim; Rab, Habib Vietnamese Disclosed

Effective sovereign wealth fund management in Mongolia : what principles apply? (English)

This policy note is motivated by a recent international conference hosted by the Mongolian Ministry of Finance and the World Bank in Ulaanbaatar on 20-21 March 2013. ... See More +

Working Paper 77699 MAY 09, 2013

Lee, Tae Hyun; Smith, Gregory Disclosed

Mongolia economic update (April 2013) (Mongolian)

In 2012, Mongolia's economy continued to experience a high growth rate of 12.3 percent. This growth rate was however lower than anticipated as Mongolia saw its coal exports drop significantly due to China's economic slowdown. ... See More +

Working Paper 77697 APR 01, 2013

Shiilegmaa, Altantsetseg; Gombosuren, Khandtsooj; Smith, Gregory English Disclosed

Mongolia economic update (April 2013) (English)

In 2012, Mongolia's economy continued to experience a high growth rate of 12.3 percent. This growth rate was however lower than anticipated as Mongolia saw its coal exports drop significantly due to China's economic slowdown. ... See More +

Working Paper 77697 APR 01, 2013

Shiilegmaa, Altantsetseg; Gombosuren, Khandtsooj; Smith, Gregory Mongolian Disclosed

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Exchange rate and inflation dynamics in Zambia (English)
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JUN 28, 2017 WPS8128 Policy Research Working Paper
Reaping richer returns from public expenditures in agriculture (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 117003 Working Paper
Zambia economic brief : beating the slowdown - making every kwacha count (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 106508 Working Paper
Powering the Zambian economy (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 101704 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Gabon economic update : protecting the poor despite slower growth : Cahiers economiques du Gabon : protéger les pauvres en dépit du ralentissement de la croissance (French)
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DEC 01, 2015 101797 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Gabon economic update : protecting the poor despite slower growth (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 101797 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Socioeconomic impact of mining on local communities in Africa (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 ACS14621 Working Paper
The economic impact of Ebola on sub-Saharan Africa : updated estimates for 2015 (English)
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JAN 20, 2015 93721 Working Paper
Ghana economic update (October, 2014) (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91809 Working Paper
Case study : World Bank engagement with Mongolia's sovereign wealth fund (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 85818 Brief
Sovereign wealth funds and long-term development finance : risks and opportunities (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6776 Policy Research Working Paper
Transparency of state owned enterprises in Vietnam : current status and ideas for reform (Vietnamese)
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JAN 01, 2014 89810 Policy Note English
Transparency of state owned enterprises in Vietnam : current status and ideas for reform (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 89810 Policy Note Vietnamese
Effective sovereign wealth fund management in Mongolia : what principles apply? (English)
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MAY 09, 2013 77699 Working Paper
Mongolia economic update (April 2013) (Mongolian)
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APR 01, 2013 77697 Working Paper English
Mongolia economic update (April 2013) (English)
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APR 01, 2013 77697 Working Paper Mongolian