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When growth is not enough : explaining the rigidity of poverty in the Dominican Republic (English)

The Dominican Republic has enjoyed one of the strongest growth rates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) over the past 20 years. It also experiences high growth with limited poverty reduction. ... See More +

Publication 115257 MAY 23, 2017

Carneiro,Francisco Galrao; Sirtaine,Sophie Spanish Disclosed

When growth is not enough : explaining the rigidity of poverty in the Dominican Republic (Spanish)

The Dominican Republic has enjoyed one of the strongest growth rates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) over the past 20 years. It also experiences high growth with limited poverty reduction. ... See More +

Publication 115257 MAY 05, 2017

Carneiro,Francisco Galrao; Sirtaine,Sophie English Disclosed

Caribbean Infrastructure PPP Roadmap (English)

There is growing interest in the Caribbean in using public-private partnerships (PPPs) to provide infrastructure. Infrastructure investment needs are significant across the region, to boost economic growth and resilience. ... See More +

Board Report 91300 MAR 01, 2014

Martin, Helen;Sirtaine, Sophie;Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia; Disclosed

European banking coordination 'Vienna' initiative : working group on NPLs in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (English)

The boom-bust cycle has left a legacy of high non-performing loans (NPLs) in various countries in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE). ... See More +

Working Paper 67684 MAR 01, 2012

Sirtaine, Sophie; Rosenberg, Christoph Disclosed

Latvia - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial capability (Vol. 2) : Comparison against good practices (English)

Latvia in 2003-2008 saw rapid increases in the levels of consumer debt growing at an average annual rate of 80 percent in years 2004-2006 and then slowing to 39 percent and 7 percent in 2007 and 2008. ... See More +

Working Paper 111724 APR 01, 2010

Rutledge, Sue; Montes-Negret,Fernando; Sirtaine,Sophie Disclosed

Latvia - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial capability : Key findings and recommendations (English)

Latvia in 2003-2008 saw rapid increases in the levels of consumer debt growing at an average annual rate of 80 percent in years 2004-2006 and then slowing to 39 percent and 7 percent in 2007 and 2008. ... See More +

Working Paper 111724 APR 01, 2010

Rutledge, Sue; Montes-Negret,Fernando; Sirtaine,Sophie Disclosed

Remittances in the CIS countries : a study of selected corridors (English)

The objective of this paper is to collect, organize and analyze information on remittance corridors from Russia to Armenia, the Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova and Tajikistan. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 53106 JUL 01, 2007

Quillin, Bryce; Segni, Carlo; Sirtaine, Sophie; Skamnelos, Ilias; Disclosed

Credit growth in emerging Europe : a cause for stability concerns? (English)

High credit growth in Emerging Europe, generally considered a sign of catching-up with the "old" Europe, has begun receiving considerable attention among investors and policymakers alike. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4281 JUL 01, 2007

Sirtaine, Sophie; Skamnelos, Ilias Disclosed

Implementing Electronic Business Registry (e-BR) Services : recommendations for policy makers based on the experience of EU Accession Countries (English)

The objective of this paper is to share the experiences and good practices of early business registry reformers who implemented web-enabled and automated electronic business registries (e-BRs). ... See More +

Working Paper 96576 JUN 29, 2007

Lewin,Anat; Klapper,Leora; Lanvin,Bruno Dominique; Satola,David; Sirtaine,Sophie; Symonds,Richard L. Disclosed

Structured finance in Latin America : channeling pension funds to housing, infrastructure, and small businesses (English)

The report covers several types of structured finance with such capital market instruments as mortgage-backed securities, structured bond issues for infrastructure financing, securitization of small and medium enterprises (SME)-related assets, and securitization of loans to SMEs. ... See More +

Publication 40534 JAN 01, 2007

Cheikhrouhou,Hela; Gwinner,William Britt; Pollner,John Daniel; Salinas Munoz,Emanuel; Sirtaine,Sophie; Vittas,Dimitri Disclosed

Access to finance by Chilean corporations (English)

The author assesses the extent to which Chilean firms have access to sufficient and adequate sources of funds. Access to finance has become an important issue for policymakers in Latin America. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3845 FEB 01, 2006

Sirtaine, Sophie Disclosed

An analysis of the 2002 Uruguayan banking crisis (English)

The authors review the series of events that led to the 2002 Uruguayan banking crisis, assess the current status of the Uruguayan banking sector, and analyze the policy responses undertaken by the Uruguayan authorities to counteract the crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3780 DEC 01, 2005

de la Plaza, Luis; Sirtaine, Sophie Disclosed

How profitable are infrastructure concessions in Latin America? Empirical evidence and regulatory implications (English)

This report estimates the returns that private investors in infrastructure projects in Latin America really made on their investments, and assesses the adequacy of these returns relative to the risks taken-the cost of capital-and the impact that the quality of regulation had on the closeness of alignment between returns and the cost of capital. ... See More +

Working Paper 37568 JAN 01, 2005

Sirtaine, Sophie; Pinglo, Maria Elena; Guasch, J. Luis; Foster, Vivien Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
When growth is not enough : explaining the rigidity of poverty in the Dominican Republic (English)
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MAY 23, 2017 115257 Publication Spanish
When growth is not enough : explaining the rigidity of poverty in the Dominican Republic (Spanish)
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MAY 05, 2017 115257 Publication English
Caribbean Infrastructure PPP Roadmap (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 91300 Board Report
European banking coordination 'Vienna' initiative : working group on NPLs in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 67684 Working Paper
Latvia - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial capability (Vol. 2) : Comparison against good practices (English)
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APR 01, 2010 111724 Working Paper
Latvia - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial capability : Key findings and recommendations (English)
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APR 01, 2010 111724 Working Paper
Remittances in the CIS countries : a study of selected corridors (English)
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JUL 01, 2007 53106 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Credit growth in emerging Europe : a cause for stability concerns? (English)
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JUL 01, 2007 WPS4281 Policy Research Working Paper
Implementing Electronic Business Registry (e-BR) Services : recommendations for policy makers based on the experience of EU Accession Countries (English)
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JUN 29, 2007 96576 Working Paper
Structured finance in Latin America : channeling pension funds to housing, infrastructure, and small businesses (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 40534 Publication
Access to finance by Chilean corporations (English)
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FEB 01, 2006 WPS3845 Policy Research Working Paper
An analysis of the 2002 Uruguayan banking crisis (English)
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DEC 01, 2005 WPS3780 Policy Research Working Paper
How profitable are infrastructure concessions in Latin America? Empirical evidence and regulatory implications (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 37568 Working Paper