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Malaysia economic monitor : the quest for productivity growth (English)

Malaysia’s economic growth has slowed down but remains resilient to external headwinds. The economic growth rate slowed from 5 percent in 2015 to 4.2 percent, year on year, in the first three quarters of 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 111103 DEC 01, 2016

Munoz Moreno,Rafael; Perotti,Valeria; Revilla,Julio E.; Loayza,Norman V.; Teh Sharifuddin,Shakira Binti; Kunicova,Jana; Simler,Kenneth; Chuah,Lay Lian; Habalian Fattal,Ricardo Alfredo; Kim,Young Eun; Amin,Mohammad; Testaverde,Mauro; Rahardja,Sjamsu; Kuriakose,Smita; De Luna-Martinez,Jose; Campillo Diaz,Sergio Disclosed

Myanmar economic monitor : anchoring economic expectations (English)

The Myanmar Economic Monitor (MEM) periodically takes stock of economic developments anddiscusses economic prospects and policy priorities in Myanmar. ... See More +

Working Paper 112317 DEC 01, 2016

Rab,Habib Nasser; Zorya,Sergiy; Jain,Arvind; Badiani-Magnusson,Reena Chandu; Rahardja,Sjamsu; Zin,May Thet; Teh Sharifuddin,Shakira Binti; Nair,Arvind; Annamalai,Nagavalli; Trieu,Viet Quoc; Kessler,Martin Dov Alfred Disclosed

Myanmar - Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) : opening for business (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)

As part of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) program for Trade-Related Assistance to Least Developed Countries (LCDs), which Myanmar joined in April 2013, the Government of Myanmar has asked the World Bank Group (WBG) to be the implementing agency for a Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS). ... See More +

Working Paper AUS13904 JUN 30, 2016

Rahardja,Sjamsu; Artuso,Fabio; Cadot,Olivier Disclosed

East Asia and Pacific - Economic update : growing challenges (English)

In the six months since the previous East Asia and Pacific (EAP) economic update, developing EAP has faced a challenging external environment. Financial market conditions in the region, however, have been volatile over much of the past 6 months, as in the rest of the world. ... See More +

Publication 104770 APR 01, 2016

Edwards,Kim Alan; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Solmaz,Serhat; Sun, Yan; Blum,Jurgen Rene; Taliercio,Robert R.; Rahardja,Sjamsu; Maliszewska,Maryla; Mishra,Deepak K.; Ariyapruchya,Kiatipong; Badiani-Magnusson,Reena Chandu; Batsuuri,Davaadalai; Beck,Hans Anand; Del Castillo,Noel Borja; Chen,Shaohua; Chua,Karl Kendrick Tiu; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Davading,Somneuk; Demombynes,Gabriel; Dewina,Reno; Diaz-Bonilla,Carolina; Dinh,Viet Tuan; Diop,Ndiame; Eckardt,Sebastian; Fitrani,Fitria; Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel; Hein,Min Ye Paing; Vu,Linh Hoang; Kida,Mizuho; Kim,Jae Kyun; Knight,David Stephen; Krishnan,Nandini; Kularatne,Chandana; Lee,Taehyun; Limkin,Joseph Louie C.; Litwack,John; Ly,Sodeth; Mahajan,Sandeep; Martin, Miguel; Spatafora,Nikola L.; Hirano,Yumeka Disclosed

Myanmar - Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) : opening for business : Main report (English)

As part of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) program for Trade-Related Assistance to Least Developed Countries (LCDs), which Myanmar joined in April 2013, the Government of Myanmar has asked the World Bank Group (WBG) to be the implementing agency for a Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS). ... See More +

Working Paper AUS13904 MAR 17, 2016

Rahardja,Sjamsu Disclosed

Breaking business as usual : fostering competitiveness and a dynamic environment for private sector growth (Burmese)

Market-based reforms and the opening up of trade and investment initiated over the past four years have had a positive impact on growth in Myanmar. ... See More +

Working Paper 103335 FEB 27, 2016

Schneider,Charles Patrick; Rahardja,Sjamsu; Norbhu,Tenzin Dolma; Haddad,Mona E. Disclosed

Breaking business as usual : fostering competitiveness and a dynamic environment for private sector growth (English)

Market-based reforms and the opening up of trade and investment initiated over the past four years have had a positive impact on growth in Myanmar. ... See More +

Working Paper 103335 JAN 01, 2016

Schneider,Charles Patrick; Rahardja,Sjamsu; Norbhu,Tenzin Dolma; Haddad,Mona E. Disclosed

Myanmar economic monitor: staying the course on economic reforms (English)

The Myanmar Economic Monitor (MEM) aims to periodically take stock of economic development and highlight economic prospects and policy priorities in Myanmar. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 99930 OCT 05, 2015

Drees-Gross,Alexandra L.; Sienaert,Alexis R.; Schneider,Charles Patrick; Prydz,Espen Beer; Rab,Habib Nasser; Pellmar,Jason Brett; Earne,Julie Fawn; Zin,May Thet; Htay Htay,Nang; Annamalai,Nagavalli; Dutta,Puja Vasudeva; Badiani-Magnusson,Reena Chandu; Zorya,Sergiy; Rahardja,Sjamsu; Norbhu,Tenzin Dolma Disclosed

Openness in trade and investment : putting the debate in Indonesia’s development context - executive summary for policy note on openness, growth, and productivity (English)

This is the executive summary for the policy note on Trade integration, FDI and Productivity, which presents evidences from recent policy researches that arguing that engaging in an open trade and investment regime have brought productivity gains that are a key factor in sustaining increases in income per-capita. ... See More +

Working Paper 101699 APR 01, 2015

Rahardja,Sjamsu; Varela,Gonzalo J.; Fitrani,Fitria; Lacovone, Leonardo; Javorcik,Beata; Soejachmoen,Moekti Prasetiani; Duggan,Victor Disclosed

Preserving stability and promoting growth (English)

Growth in developing countries is expected to pick up from 4.8 percent in 2013 to 5.0 percent in 2014, 5.4 percent in 2015, and 5.6 percent in 2016. ... See More +

Publication 88180 APR 01, 2014

Ablaza,Christine Marie; Artuso,Fabio; Beath,Andrew; Chua,Karl Kendrick Tiu; Clarke,Julian Latimer; Coates,Brendan Mark; Epetia, Tina; Hofman,Bert; Hu,Bingjie; Limkin,Joseph Louie C.; Lord,Montague; Mansour,Wael; Mishra,Deepak K.; Ollero,Antonio M.; Punongbayan,Jan Carlo Borruel; Rahardja,Sjamsu; Record,Richard James Lowden; Sabarillo,Anthony; Shetty,Sudhir; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Wihardja,Maria Monica Disclosed

Nothing to fear but fear itself : evidence on imported intermediates in Indonesia (English)

The combination of an increasing trade imbalance, concerns about deindustrialization after several years of booming commodity prices, and rising imports of intermediate inputs and capital goods over the last decade has triggered new restrictive trade measures that have been gaining ground in Indonesia. ... See More +

Brief 85983 MAR 01, 2014

Rahardja, Sjamsu; Varela, Gonzalo Disclosed

Can open service sector FDI policy enhance manufacturing productivity? Evidence from Indonesia (English)

Drawing on the findings of recent research, this note examines the extent to which changes to policy restrictions on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Indonesian service sector affected the performance of downstream manufacturers during 1997-2009. ... See More +

Brief 75321 FEB 01, 2013

Duggan, Victor; Rahardja, Sjamsu; Varela, Gonzalo Disclosed

Service sector reform and manufacturing productivity : evidence from Indonesia (English)

This paper examines the extent to which policy restrictions on foreign direct investment in the Indonesian service sector affected the performance of manufacturers over the period 1997-2009. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6349 JAN 01, 2013

Duggan, Victor; Rahardja, Sjamsu; Varela, Gonzalo Disclosed

Agglomeration and manufacturing activities in Indonesia (English)

The importance of the agglomeration process in facilitating growth and productivity increases in Indonesia's manufacturing sector cannot be ignored. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 73127 SEP 01, 2012

Rahardja, Sjamsu; Kuncoro, Ari Disclosed

Why the manufacturing sector still matters for growth and development in Indonesia (English)

Is Indonesia's manufacturing sector still relevant for growth and development? As a result of the last boom in global commodity prices between 2003 and 2008, resources in Indonesia shifted towards commodities and resource-based manufacturing as these sectors seemed to promise higher returns on investment. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 73122 SEP 01, 2012

Rahardja, Sjamsu; Winkler, Deborah; Varela, G.; Ing, Lili Yan Disclosed

Big dragon, little dragons : China's challenge to the machinery exports of southeast Asia (English)

This paper investigates the extent of China's export boom in machinery and analyzes trade in components and finished machinery between China and Southeast Asia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4297 AUG 01, 2007

Rahardja, Sjamsu Disclosed

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Malaysia economic monitor : the quest for productivity growth (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 111103 Working Paper
Myanmar economic monitor : anchoring economic expectations (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 112317 Working Paper
Myanmar - Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) : opening for business (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 AUS13904 Working Paper
East Asia and Pacific - Economic update : growing challenges (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104770 Publication
Myanmar - Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) : opening for business : Main report (English)
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MAR 17, 2016 AUS13904 Working Paper
Breaking business as usual : fostering competitiveness and a dynamic environment for private sector growth (Burmese)
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FEB 27, 2016 103335 Working Paper
Breaking business as usual : fostering competitiveness and a dynamic environment for private sector growth (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103335 Working Paper
Myanmar economic monitor: staying the course on economic reforms (English)
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OCT 05, 2015 99930 Economic Updates and Modeling
Openness in trade and investment : putting the debate in Indonesia’s development context - executive summary for policy note on openness, growth, and productivity (English)
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APR 01, 2015 101699 Working Paper
Preserving stability and promoting growth (English)
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APR 01, 2014 88180 Publication
Nothing to fear but fear itself : evidence on imported intermediates in Indonesia (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 85983 Brief
Can open service sector FDI policy enhance manufacturing productivity? Evidence from Indonesia (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 75321 Brief
Service sector reform and manufacturing productivity : evidence from Indonesia (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 WPS6349 Policy Research Working Paper
Agglomeration and manufacturing activities in Indonesia (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 73127 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Why the manufacturing sector still matters for growth and development in Indonesia (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 73122 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Big dragon, little dragons : China's challenge to the machinery exports of southeast Asia (English)
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AUG 01, 2007 WPS4297 Policy Research Working Paper