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Strategic investment funds : opportunities and challenges (English)

Over the past 15 years, the number of government-sponsored strategic investment funds has grown rapidly in countries at all income levels. This paper identifies some of the challenges that these funds face in their endeavor to achieve economic policy objectives while also securing commercial financial returns—the so-called double bottom line. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7851 OCT 05, 2016

Halland,Havard; Noel,Michel; Tordo,Silvana; Kloper-Owens,Jacob Jameel 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

Sovereign wealth funds and domestic investment in resource-rich countries : love me, or love me not? (English)

Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) 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 +

Brief 84016 JAN 01, 2014

Gelb, Alan; Tordo, Silvana; Halland, Havard Disclosed

Local content in the oil and gas sector (English)

A number of countries have recently discovered and are developing oil and gas reserves. Policy makers in such countries are anxious to obtain the greatest benefits for their economies from the extraction of these exhaustible resources by designing appropriate policies to achieve desired goals. ... See More +

Publication 78994 JAN 01, 2013

Tordo, Silvana; Warner, Michael; Manzano, Osmel E.; Anouti, Yahya Disclosed

Natural oil companies and value creation (English)

Approximately two billion dollars a day of petroleum are traded worldwide, which makes petroleum the largest single item in the balance of payments and exchanges between nations. ... See More +

Publication 63437 JUL 13, 2011

Tordo, Silvana; Tracy, Brandon S.; Arfaa, Noora Disclosed

Natural oil companies and value creation (Vol. 3) (English)

Approximately two billion dollars a day of petroleum are traded worldwide, which makes petroleum the largest single item in the balance of payments and exchanges between nations. ... See More +

Publication 63437 MAR 01, 2011

Tordo, Silvana; Tracy, Brandon S.; Arfaa, Noora Disclosed

Natural oil companies and value creation (Vol. 2) (English)

Approximately two billion dollars a day of petroleum are traded worldwide, which makes petroleum the largest single item in the balance of payments and exchanges between nations. ... See More +

Publication 63437 MAR 01, 2011

Tordo, Silvana; Tracy, Brandon S.; Arfaa, Noora Disclosed

Petroleum exploration and production rights : allocation strategies and design issues (English)

Petroleum has become an integral part of today's global economy and a key component of many national economies. Hence, the presence of petroleum in meaningful quantities can have important economic, developmental, and strategic consequences for a country. ... See More +

Publication 51840 JAN 12, 2010

Tordo, Silvana; Johnston, David; Johnston, Daniel Disclosed

Yemen - A natural gas incentive framework (English)

Yemen is planning to export gas through Yemen Liquefied Natural Gas (YLNG) starting from 2009. Yemen is also aiming to develop the domestic gas market, in particular gas-to-power. ... See More +

Policy Note 40099 JUN 01, 2007

Gerner, Franz; Tordo, Silvana Disclosed

Fiscal systems for hydrocarbons : design issues (English)

Although host governments and the investors may share one common objective-the desire for the project to generate high levels of revenue-their other goals are not entirely aligned. ... See More +

Publication 40902 JAN 01, 2007

Tordo, Silvana Disclosed

Experiences with oil funds : institutional and financial aspects (English)

This study brings together detailed information on the creation, operation, and financial performance of 12 oil funds and 3 other resource funds. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper ESM321 JUN 01, 2006

Bacon, Robert; Tordo, Silvana Disclosed

Managing resource rents : the special challenges in postconflict countries (English)

Resource flows from extractive industries can be a lifeline for postconflict countries, helping to fund critical reconstruction needs. But these resources present issues not found elsewhere in the economy and need to be well managed. ... See More +

Viewpoint 54120 FEB 01, 2006

Bacon, Robert; Tordo, Silvana; Disclosed

Crude oil prices - predicting price differentials based on quality (English)

Many developing countries are becoming oil exporters, producing crude oils that often differ markedly in quality from those principally traded. ... See More +

Viewpoint 30394 OCT 01, 2004

Bacon, Robert; Tordo, Silvana

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Strategic investment funds : opportunities and challenges (English)
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OCT 05, 2016 WPS7851 Policy Research Working Paper
Sovereign wealth funds and long-term development finance : risks and opportunities (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6776 Policy Research Working Paper
Sovereign wealth funds and domestic investment in resource-rich countries : love me, or love me not? (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84016 Brief
Local content in the oil and gas sector (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 78994 Publication
Natural oil companies and value creation (English)
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JUL 13, 2011 63437 Publication
Natural oil companies and value creation (Vol. 3) (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 63437 Publication
Natural oil companies and value creation (Vol. 2) (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 63437 Publication
Petroleum exploration and production rights : allocation strategies and design issues (English)
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JAN 12, 2010 51840 Publication
Yemen - A natural gas incentive framework (English)
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JUN 01, 2007 40099 Policy Note
Fiscal systems for hydrocarbons : design issues (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 40902 Publication
Experiences with oil funds : institutional and financial aspects (English)
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JUN 01, 2006 ESM321 ESMAP Paper
Managing resource rents : the special challenges in postconflict countries (English)
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FEB 01, 2006 54120 Viewpoint
Crude oil prices - predicting price differentials based on quality (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2004 30394 Viewpoint