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Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (June 2019) (English)

This Philippines Monthly Economic Developments Newsletter includes some of the following headlines: manufacturing output continued its contraction for the fifth month in April, budget balance was positive in April as expenditures contracted by double digits, inflation picked up in May after consecutive declines since October 2018, driven by higher prices for vegetables, meat and fish, unemployment and underemployment recorded improvements in April 2019. ... See More +

Newsletter 138599 JUN 01, 2019

Qian,Rong; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Gomez,Ray Cristofer Cipriano; Enriquez,Karen Annette Lazaro; Song,Jiyoung; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Concept Program Information Document (PID) - Promoting Competitiveness and Enhancing Resilience to Natural Disasters DPL - P170052 (English)

Program Information Document PIDC26815 APR 22, 2019

Qian,Rong Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (April 2019) (English)

This Philippines Monthly Economic Developments Newsletter includes some of the following headlines: THE World Bank projects economic growth to recover to 6.4 percent in 2019; 5.7 million Filipinos were lifted out of poverty between 2015 and 2018; the national government registered a budget deficit in February, reversing the surplus of January. ... See More +

Newsletter 136399 APR 01, 2019

Qian,Rong; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Enriquez,Karen Annette Lazaro; Gomez,Ray Cristofer Cipriano; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (March 2019) (English)

This Philippines Monthly Economic Developments Newsletter includes some of the following headlines: inflation slowed down for the fourth consecutive month in February; merchandise exports contracted for the third consecutive month in January, while merchandise import growth remained subdued; and the Philippine Stock Exchange index retreated to below 8,000 in February. ... See More +

Newsletter 135683 MAR 01, 2019

Qian,Rong; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Enriquez,Karen Annette Lazaro; Gomez,Ray Cristofer Cipriano; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (January 2019) (English)

The headline inflation rate dropped to 5.1 percent in December, putting the full-year inflation rate above the central bank's target range. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) slowed from 6.0 percent in November to 5.1 percent in December, year-on-year. ... See More +

Newsletter 133927 JAN 01, 2019

Qian,Rong; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Enriquez,Karen Annette Lazaro; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (December 2018) (English)

The Philippines registered its widest merchandise trade deficit in October as imports continued its strong expansion and export growth remains subdued. ... See More +

Newsletter 133111 DEC 01, 2018

Qian,Rong; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Lazaro, Kevin; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (November 2018) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headlines: Philippine economic growth moderated to 6.1 percent year-to-year in the third quarter; The services sector drove economic growth while the agriculture sector underperformed; While manufacturing growth slowed in September, it is projected to accelerate in the next few month; A surge in imports and a contraction in exports resulted in the widest merchandise trade gap so far in 2018; Headline inflation held steady in October while food inflation moderated for the first time since May; The Philippine peso appreciated 1-2 percent month-on-month in October from Php/USD 54.25 to Php/USD 53.61; The fiscal deficit widened in the first three quarters of 2018. as rapid expenditure growth outpaced revenue growth. ... See More +

Newsletter 132260 NOV 01, 2018

Qian,Rong; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Lazaro,Karen; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Growth and Productivity in the Philippines : Winning the Future (English)

To achieve the AmBisyon Natin 2040, the Philippines needs to triple its income per capita in the next two decades. The AmBisyon Natin 2040 is the government’s plan to transform the country into a prosperous middle-class society free of poverty by 2040. ... See More +

Working Paper 130056 SEP 01, 2018

Qian,Rong; Warwick,Mara K.; Diop,Ndiame; Hansl,Birgit; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Bruckner,Markus; Chua,Kevin C.; Lazaro,Karen Annette Ducat; Galang,Roberto Martin Nolan; Garcia,Andres F.; Miralles,Graciela; Iootty,Mariana; Pennings,Steven Michael; Guzman,Jorge P.; Kim,Young Eun; Devadas,Sharmila; Nguyen,Ha Minh Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (September 2018) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headlines: Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) declined significantly in the first week of September 2018 due to a mix of external and domestic factors; the Philippine peso depreciated in August after strengthening in July; headline inflation surged in August with increased food and energy prices; Balance of payment deficit widened in the first half of 2018 reaching 2.1 percent of GDP from 0.5 percent of GDP same period in 2017; the government posted a fiscal deficit in July as public spending growth outpaced revenue growth; unemployment declined further in July 2018, but underemployment continued to worsen; consumer confidence turned negative for the first time in two years and business confidence fell to its lowest since 2009 ... See More +

Newsletter 129959 SEP 01, 2018

Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Endo,Isaku; Qian,Rong; Hansl,Birgit Disclosed

Philippines monthly economic developments (July 2018) (English)

The World Bank maintains its growth projection for the Philippines at 6.7 percent for 2018 and 2019. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) contracted in June for the fifth consecutive month. ... See More +

Newsletter 128374 JUL 01, 2018

Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Endo,Isaku; Qian,Rong; Hansl,Birgit; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (English)

Brazil enters the election year 2018 with an economy that is gradually recovering from the deepest recession in its recent economic history. This book is motivated by the need to understand the possible drivers of future income and employment growth. ... See More +

Publication 127626 JUN 29, 2018

Dutz,Mark Andrew; Amorim,Vivian De Fatima; Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Arias,Diego; Byskov,Steen; Calice,Pietro; Cirera,Xavier; Clarke,Roland N.; Contini,Elisio; Duhaut,Alice; Noronha Farinelli,Barbara Cristina; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Iootty,Mariana; Lall,Somik V.; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Morris,Michael-000013367; Nucifora,Antonio; Olinto,Pedro; Packard,Truman G.; Qian,Rong; Reis,Jose Guilherme; PONTUAL RIBEIRO, EDUARDO; Signoret,Jose E.; Toman,Michael A.; Vieira,Pedro Abel; Vijil,Mariana Portuguese Disclosed

Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (Portuguese)

Brazil enters the election year 2018 with an economy that is gradually recovering from the deepest recession in its recent economic history. This book is motivated by the need to understand the possible drivers of future income and employment growth. ... See More +

Publication 127626 JUN 29, 2018

Dutz,Mark Andrew; Amorim,Vivian De Fatima; Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Arias,Diego; Byskov,Steen; Calice,Pietro; Cirera,Xavier; Clarke,Roland N.; Contini,Elisio; Duhaut,Alice; Noronha Farinelli,Barbara Cristina; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Iootty,Mariana; Lall,Somik V.; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Morris,Michael-000013367; Nucifora,Antonio; Olinto,Pedro; Packard,Truman G.; Qian,Rong; Reis,Jose Guilherme; PONTUAL RIBEIRO, EDUARDO; Signoret,Jose E.; Toman,Michael A.; Vieira,Pedro Abel; Vijil,Mariana English Disclosed

Philippines economic update : investing in the future (English)

In 2017, the Philippines was among the top three growth performers in the East Asia region. Only Vietnam and China performed better. The Philippines growth performance slightly weakened in 2017 to 6.7 percent year-on-year from 6.9 percent in 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 125309 APR 01, 2018

Hansl,Birgit; Diop,Ndiame; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Qian,Rong; Endo,Isaku; Demombynes,Gabriel; Luo,Xubei; Piza,Sharon Faye Alariao Disclosed

Brazil’s productivity dynamics (English)

Recent developments in the theory and empirics of growth have emphasized the interplay of macroeconomic and microeconomic factors in long-term development. ... See More +

Working Paper 123982 FEB 01, 2018

Qian,Rong; Araújo,Jorge Thompson; Nucifora,Antonio Disclosed

Brazil - Rio de Janeiro Strengthening Public Sector Management Technical Assistance Project : P127245 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 07 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR27870 MAY 12, 2017

Qian,Rong Disclosed

Demand collapse or credit crunch to firms ? evidence from the world bank's financial crisis survey in Eastern Europe (English)

While there is a consensus that the 2008-2009 crisis was triggered by financial market disruptions in the United States, there is little agreement on whether the transmission of the crisis and the subsequent prolonged recession are due to credit factors or to a collapse of demand for goods and services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6651 OCT 01, 2013

Nguyen, Ha Minh; Qian, Rong Disclosed

Public expenditures for decentralized governance in Honduras : towards restoring fiscal consolidation : Honduras - Analisis del gasto publico : hacia el restablecimiento de la consolidacion fiscal (Spanish)

Fiscal consolidation remains the central challenge facing Honduras, mainly due to increasing current expenditures. The widening fiscal deficit has been driven by a significant increase in current expenditures. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 82662 AUG 01, 2013

Sethi, Geeta; Zoratto, Laura; Calvo-Gonzalez, Oscar; Vinuela, Lorena; Biletska, Nataliya; Razafimandimby, Luc; Djiofack, Calvin Zebaze; Carias, David; Medvedev, Denis; Miranda, Gustavo Ezequiel; Ramirez, Karina; Caballero, Nuria Tolsa; Arias, Ramon; Qian, Rong English Disclosed

Public expenditures for decentralized governance in Honduras : towards restoring fiscal consolidation (English)

Fiscal consolidation remains the central challenge facing Honduras, mainly due to increasing current expenditures. The widening fiscal deficit has been driven by a significant increase in current expenditures. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 82662 AUG 01, 2013

Sethi, Geeta; Zoratto, Laura; Calvo-Gonzalez, Oscar; Vinuela, Lorena; Biletska, Nataliya; Razafimandimby, Luc; Djiofack, Calvin Zebaze; Carias, David; Medvedev, Denis; Miranda, Gustavo Ezequiel; Ramirez, Karina; Caballero, Nuria Tolsa; Arias, Ramon; Qian, Rong Spanish Disclosed

Sovereign defaults and expropriations : empirical regularities (English)

This paper uses a large cross-country dataset to empirically examine factors associated with sovereign defaults on external private creditors and expropriation of foreign direct investments in developing countries since the 1970s. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6218 OCT 01, 2012

Eden, Maya; Kraay, Aart; Qian, Rong Disclosed

Why do some countries default more often than others ? the role of institutions (English)

This paper examines how a country's weak institutions and polarized government can affect the likelihood of its default on sovereign debt. Using a data set of 90 countries, it shows that strong institutions are associated with fewer sovereign default crises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5993 MAR 01, 2012

Qian, Rong Disclosed

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Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (June 2019) (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 138599 Newsletter
Concept Program Information Document (PID) - Promoting Competitiveness and Enhancing Resilience to Natural Disasters DPL - P170052 (English)
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APR 22, 2019 PIDC26815 Program Information Document
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (April 2019) (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136399 Newsletter
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (March 2019) (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135683 Newsletter
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (January 2019) (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 133927 Newsletter
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (December 2018) (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133111 Newsletter
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (November 2018) (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132260 Newsletter
Growth and Productivity in the Philippines : Winning the Future (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 130056 Working Paper
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (September 2018) (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129959 Newsletter
Philippines monthly economic developments (July 2018) (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 128374 Newsletter
Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (English)
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JUN 29, 2018 127626 Publication Portuguese
Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (Portuguese)
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JUN 29, 2018 127626 Publication English
Philippines economic update : investing in the future (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125309 Working Paper
Brazil’s productivity dynamics (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123982 Working Paper
Brazil - Rio de Janeiro Strengthening Public Sector Management Technical Assistance Project : P127245 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 07 (English)
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MAY 12, 2017 ISR27870 Implementation Status and Results Report
Demand collapse or credit crunch to firms ? evidence from the world bank's financial crisis survey in Eastern Europe (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6651 Policy Research Working Paper
Public expenditures for decentralized governance in Honduras : towards restoring fiscal consolidation : Honduras - Analisis del gasto publico : hacia el restablecimiento de la consolidacion fiscal (Spanish)
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AUG 01, 2013 82662 Public Expenditure Review English
Public expenditures for decentralized governance in Honduras : towards restoring fiscal consolidation (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 82662 Public Expenditure Review Spanish
Sovereign defaults and expropriations : empirical regularities (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 WPS6218 Policy Research Working Paper
Why do some countries default more often than others ? the role of institutions (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 WPS5993 Policy Research Working Paper