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Ukraine Growth Study Final Document : Faster, Lasting and Kinder (English)

Like the East Germany's Trabant, the Ukrainian-made Zaporozhets was meant to be the people’s car, and as such it was the most affordable vehicle of the Soviet Union.In Western Ukraine, manufacturers from Japan and Germany stepped up production of auto parts and components, turning the region into an integral part of Europe’s vehicle industry. ... See More +

Report 135763 MAR 29, 2019

Favaro,Edgardo M.; Larson,Donald F.; Hrebeniuk,Yevhen; Khan,Faruk; Ek,Colin Christopher; Ponomarenko,Hanna; Cuaresma,Jesus Crespo; Schmidt,Gabriela; Golovach,Anastasia; Smits,Karlis; Oberhofer,Harald; Nivievskyi,Oleg; Osmochescu,Eugeniu; Schroeder,Kateryna Goychuk Disclosed

Belarus - Economic Update (English)

Policies to support domestic demand and commodity exports helped accelerate cyclical recovery in 2018. External demand volatilities and structural weaknesses of the state-owned enterprise (SOE) sector continue to undermine Belarus’s growth potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 132768 NOV 02, 2018

Smits,Karlis; Haiduk,Kiryl; Sidarenka,Maryna Disclosed

Belarus - Special Focus : Addressing Distributional Inequalities (English)

Aggregate economic indicators, such as gross domestic product (GDP) growth, do not reflect distributional inequalities. In Belarus, inequalities in distribution are mainly linked to intergenerational and spatial differences. ... See More +

Working Paper 132763 NOV 02, 2018

Smits,Karlis; Haiduk,Kiryl; Sidarenka,Maryna Disclosed

Belarus - Special Focus : Dimensions of Wealth Accumulation (English)

National Wealth is an important indicator of economic development—it shows if the national portfolio of assets is balanced to support gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the long-term. ... See More +

Working Paper 132775 APR 19, 2018

Smits,Karlis; Haiduk,Kiryl; Sidarenka,Maryna Disclosed

Belarus - Economic Update (English)

Improvements in the external environment, including improving economic conditions among the main trading partners and higher commodity prices led to modest economic recovery in Belarus in 2017, driven by the industrial sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 132765 APR 19, 2018

Smits,Karlis; Haiduk,Kiryl; Sidarenka,Maryna Disclosed

China - Building a Modern Fiscal System Technical Assistance : P154694 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR25137 OCT 08, 2016

Smits,Karlis

China economic update (English)

China's economic growth continues to moderate, in 2014 gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 7.4 percent, within the government's indicative growth target of about 7.5 percent for the year, but sharply slower than the 10 percent annual growth rate china averaged for three consecutive decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 97901 JUL 03, 2015

Smits,Karlis; Goh,Chorching; Zhao,Luan; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Hill,Justin Piers William; Kuriakose,Smita; Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel Chinese Disclosed

China economic update (Chinese)

China's economic growth continues to moderate, in 2014 gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 7.4 percent, within the government's indicative growth target of about 7.5 percent for the year, but sharply slower than the 10 percent annual growth rate china averaged for three consecutive decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 97901 JUL 03, 2015

Smits,Karlis; Goh,Chorching; Zhao,Luan; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Hill,Justin Piers William; Kuriakose,Smita; Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel English Disclosed

Adjusting to a changing world (English)

In the six months since the previous East Asia and Pacific economic update, the regional economic landscape has been dominated by two key developments in the global economy. ... See More +

Working Paper 95722 APR 01, 2015

Ahsan,Ahmad; Bredenkamp,Caryn; Dewina,Reno; Diaz-Bonilla,Carolina; Hirano,Yumeka; O'Keefe,Philip B.; Ollero,Antonio M.; Pambudi,Eko Setyo; Smits,Karlis; Somanathan,Aparnaa; Spatafora,Nikola L.; Tandon,Ajay; Umapathi,Nithin; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Zhao,Luan; Sun,Yan Disclosed

China economic update (English)

In 2014, China's growth continued to slow which reflected policy to put their economic growth on a more sustainable footing. While policy efforts to tighten credit growth reduce excess capacity, internalize the cost of industrial pollution, and harden local governments budget constraints accelerated. ... See More +

Working Paper 91898 OCT 01, 2014

Smits, Karlis; Goh, Chorching;; Hu, Bingjie; Vashakmadze, Ikaterine; Zhao, Luan; Bahl, Roy; Qiao, Baoyun Chinese Disclosed

China economic update (Chinese)

In 2014, China's growth continued to slow which reflected policy to put their economic growth on a more sustainable footing. While policy efforts to tighten credit growth reduce excess capacity, internalize the cost of industrial pollution, and harden local governments budget constraints accelerated. ... See More +

Working Paper 91898 OCT 01, 2014

Smits, Karlis; Goh, Chorching;; Hu, Bingjie; Vashakmadze, Ikaterine; Zhao, Luan; Bahl, Roy; Qiao, Baoyun English Disclosed

East Asia and Pacific economic update, October 2014 : enhancing competitiveness in an uncertain world (English)

This issue of the East Asia and Pacific economic update is based on data available through September 29, inclusive. This report also includes a special section, focusing on two crucial medium-term issues facing developing East Asia and Pacific: education and skills development, and international migration; and an overview of the economic prospects and policy priorities for the Pacific Island Countries. ... See More +

91233 OCT 01, 2014

Spatafora,Nikola L.; Ollero,Antonio M.; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Addison,Douglas M.; Choi,Young Il; Hu,Bingjie; Gil Sander,Frederico; Cerdan-Infantes,Pedro; Ahsan,Ahmad; Horscroft,Virginia Ann; Edwards,Kim Alan; Haque,Tobias Akhtar; Knight,David Stephen; Adriani,Magda; Aldaz-Carroll,Enrique; Beck,Hans Anand; Bhaopichitr,Kirida; D'Hoore,Alain W.; Davading,Somneuk; Dinh,Viet Tuan; Fitrani,Fitria; Yi Jiang; Kaiser,Kai-Alexander; Chua,Karl Kendrick Tiu; Lee,Taehyun; Limkin,Joseph Louie C.; Ly,Sodeth; Mariano,Paul A.; Nthara,Khwima Lawrence; Pan,Lucy; Phimmahasay,Keomanivone; Record,Richard James Lowden; Shiilegmaa,Altantsetseg; Sienaert,Alexis; Smits,Karlis; Stamm,Diane; Taylor,Ashley D.; Yoong,Pui Shen; Zin,May Thet; Sun,Yan-000348661 Disclosed

China economic update (Chinese)

China's economic growth is gradually slowing as the structural transformation of the economy continues. Output grew by 7.7 percent in 2013, matching its 2012 growth rate and exceeding the government's 7.5 percent indicative target. ... See More +

Working Paper 88538 JUN 01, 2014

Smits, Karlis; Hu, Bingjie; Luo, Binglie; Ollero, Tony; Vashakmadze, Ekaterine; Rohland, Klaus; Shetty, Sudhir; Hoftman, Bert; Goh, Chorching English Disclosed

China economic update (English)

China's economic growth is gradually slowing as the structural transformation of the economy continues. Output grew by 7.7 percent in 2013, matching its 2012 growth rate and exceeding the government's 7.5 percent indicative target. ... See More +

Working Paper 88538 JUN 01, 2014

Smits, Karlis; Hu, Bingjie; Luo, Binglie; Ollero, Tony; Vashakmadze, Ekaterine; Rohland, Klaus; Shetty, Sudhir; Hoftman, Bert; Goh, Chorching Chinese Disclosed

East Asia and Pacific economic update, October 2013 : rebuilding policy buffers, reinvigorating growth (English)

Global growth momentum accelerated during the second and third quarters of 2013, while many downside risks lingered in the background. Strengthening of global growth momentum will help developing East Asia maintain a growth rate in excess of 7 percent, retaining its status as the global growth leader. ... See More +

Publication 81681 OCT 01, 2013

Mishra,Deepak K.; Mohapatra,Sanket; Nguyen,Trang Van; O'Keefe,Philip B.; Ollero,Antonio M.; Packard,Truman G.; Rocha, Roberto; Smits,Karlis; Somanathan,Aparnaa; Spatafora,Nikola L.; Umapathi,Nithin; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Wang, Jun Disclosed

Drivers of convergence in eleven eastern European countries (English)

This paper investigates the drivers of growth and prosperity in a group of eleven European countries -- Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, and Slovakia (the EU11). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6185 AUG 01, 2012

Cuaresma, Jesus Crespo; Oberhofer, Harald; Smits, Karlis; Vincelette, Gallina A Disclosed

Structural challenges for SOEs in Belarus : a case study of the machine building sector (English)

Are Belarus's state owned enterprises positioned to grow in 2011-2015 as successfully as in 1995-2006? State owned enterprises account for 55 percent of Belarus's output and two-thirds of overall employment; economic growth in 1995-2006 was the result of capacity expansion and productivity improvements in state owned enterprises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6010 MAR 01, 2012

Favaro, Edgardo; Smits, Karlis; Bakanova, Marina Disclosed

Long-term fiscal risks and sustainability in an oil-rich country : the case of Russia (English)

Russia entered the global crisis with strong fiscal position, low public debt, and large fiscal and monetary reserves, which helped it cushion the crisis shocks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5240 MAR 01, 2010

Bogetic, Zeljko; Smits, Karlis; Budina, Nina; van Wijnbergen, Sweder Disclosed

Financing public infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa : patterns and emerging issues (Vol. 2) : Summary (English)

To be credible, any plan for scaling up infrastructure in Africa must rest on a thorough evaluation of how fiscal resources are allocated and financed. ... See More +

Working Paper 71815 JUN 01, 2008

Garmendia, Cecilia Briceno; Smits, Karlis; Foster, Vivien Disclosed

Financing public infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa : patterns and emerging issues : Main report (English)

To be credible, any plan for scaling up infrastructure in Africa must rest on a thorough evaluation of how fiscal resources are allocated and financed. ... See More +

Working Paper 71815 JUN 01, 2008

Garmendia, Cecilia Briceno; Smits, Karlis; Foster, Vivien Disclosed

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Ukraine Growth Study Final Document : Faster, Lasting and Kinder (English)
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MAR 29, 2019 135763 Report
Belarus - Economic Update (English)
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NOV 02, 2018 132768 Working Paper
Belarus - Special Focus : Addressing Distributional Inequalities (English)
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NOV 02, 2018 132763 Working Paper
Belarus - Special Focus : Dimensions of Wealth Accumulation (English)
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APR 19, 2018 132775 Working Paper
Belarus - Economic Update (English)
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APR 19, 2018 132765 Working Paper
China - Building a Modern Fiscal System Technical Assistance : P154694 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)
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OCT 08, 2016 ISR25137 Implementation Status and Results Report
China economic update (English)
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JUL 03, 2015 97901 Working Paper Chinese
China economic update (Chinese)
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JUL 03, 2015 97901 Working Paper English
Adjusting to a changing world (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95722 Working Paper
China economic update (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91898 Working Paper Chinese
China economic update (Chinese)
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OCT 01, 2014 91898 Working Paper English
East Asia and Pacific economic update, October 2014 : enhancing competitiveness in an uncertain world (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91233
China economic update (Chinese)
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JUN 01, 2014 88538 Working Paper English
China economic update (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88538 Working Paper Chinese
East Asia and Pacific economic update, October 2013 : rebuilding policy buffers, reinvigorating growth (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 81681 Publication
Drivers of convergence in eleven eastern European countries (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 WPS6185 Policy Research Working Paper
Structural challenges for SOEs in Belarus : a case study of the machine building sector (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 WPS6010 Policy Research Working Paper
Long-term fiscal risks and sustainability in an oil-rich country : the case of Russia (English)
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MAR 01, 2010 WPS5240 Policy Research Working Paper
Financing public infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa : patterns and emerging issues (Vol. 2) : Summary (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 71815 Working Paper
Financing public infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa : patterns and emerging issues : Main report (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 71815 Working Paper