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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

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

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

Natural oil companies and value creation (Vol. 1 of 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 JUL 13, 2011

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

Natural oil companies and value creation (Vol. 3 of 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

Natural oil companies and value creation (Vol. 2 of 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

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

Johnston, David; Tordo, Silvana; Johnston, Daniel

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

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

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

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;

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