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East Asia and Pacific economic update : sustaining resilience (English)

Growth in developing East Asia and Pacific (EAP) continues to be resilient and in line with previous expectations. Already robust domestic demand has been supported by some pickup in external demand and the gradual recovery in commodity prices. ... See More +

Working Paper 116330 APR 01, 2017

Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Kehayova,Vera Vencheva; Moroz,Harry Edmund; Testaverde,Mauro; Cassou,Emilie; Jaffee,Steven M.; Ru,Jiang; Stamm,Diane; Adriani,Magda; Ariyapruchya,Kiatipong; Badiani-Magnusson,Reena Chandu; Batsuuri,Davaadalai; Beck,Hans Anand; Castaneda Aguilar,Raul Andres; Chen,Shaohua; Chen,Derek Hung Chiat; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Davading,Somneuk; Demombynes,Gabriel; Dewina,Reno; Dinh,Viet Tuan; Eckardt,Sebastian; Edwards,Kim Alan; Fitrani,Fitria; Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel; Halstead,Imogen Cara; Vu,Linh Hoang; Kida,Mizuho; Kim,Jae Kyun; Knight,David Stephen; Krishnan,Nandini; Kularatne,Chandana; Lain,Jonathan William; Lee,Taehyun; Litwack,John; Luo,Xubei; Ly,Sodeth; Martin, Miguel; Mejia-Mant, Carolina; Mileva,Elitza Alexandrova; Mohib,Saiyed Shabih Ali; Moreno Herrera,Laura Liliana; Munoz Moreno,Rafael; Najdov,Evgenij; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Pan,Lucy; Phimmahasay,Keomanivone; Pimhidzai,Obert; Piza,Sharon Faye Alariao; Purnamasari,Ririn Salwa; Rab,Habib Nasser; Revilla,Julio E.; Orton Romero,Carlos Rafael; Teh Sharifuddin,Shakira Binti; Sharma,Manohar; Shiilegmaa,Altantsetseg; Simler,Kenneth; Stephan,David Andrew; Tong,Kimsun; Zin,May Thet; Uochi,Ikuko; Utz,Robert Johann; Wai-Poi,Matthew Grant; Wihardja,Maria Monica; Yang,Judy; Yee Amezaga,Karla Mirari; Zhao,Luan Disclosed

Thailand - Systematic country diagnostic : getting back on track - reviving growth and securing prosperity for all (English)

Thailand has made tremendous progress toward the twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. Notably, Thailand has achieved these gains despite high political instability, with short-lived constitutions and frequent military coups. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 110396 NOV 10, 2016

Kuriakose,Smita; Poggi,Cecilia; Chavapricha,Roma; Arin,Tijen; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo; Sondergaard,Lars M.; Lathapipat,Dilaka; Reungsri,Thanapat; Peamsilpakulchorn,Pajnapa; Luo,Xubei; Jithitikulchai,Theepakorn; Mohib,Shabih Ali Disclosed

Thailand - Systematic country diagnostic : getting back on track - reviving growth and securing prosperity for all (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)

Thailand has made tremendous progress toward the twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. Notably, Thailand has achieved these gains despite high political instability, with short-lived constitutions and frequent military coups. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 110396 NOV 07, 2016

Sondergaard,Lars M.; Luo,Xubei; Jithitikulchai,Theepakorn; Poggi,Cecilia; Lathapipat,Dilaka; Kuriakose,Smita; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo; Reungsri,Thanapat; Mohib,Shabih Ali; Chavapricha,Roma; Peamsilpakulchorn,Pajnapa; Arin,Tijen Thai Disclosed

Thailand - Systematic country diagnostic : getting back on track - reviving growth and securing prosperity for all (Vol. 2) : บทสรุปผู้บริหาร (Thai)

Thailand has made tremendous progress toward the twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. Notably, Thailand has achieved these gains despite high political instability, with short-lived constitutions and frequent military coups. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 110396 NOV 07, 2016

Sondergaard,Lars M.; Luo,Xubei; Jithitikulchai,Theepakorn; Poggi,Cecilia; Lathapipat,Dilaka; Kuriakose,Smita; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo; Reungsri,Thanapat; Mohib,Shabih Ali; Chavapricha,Roma; Peamsilpakulchorn,Pajnapa; Arin,Tijen English Disclosed

Thailand - Systematic country diagnostic : getting back on track - reviving growth and securing prosperity for all (Vol. 4) : energy note (English)

Thailand has made tremendous progress toward the twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. Notably, Thailand has achieved these gains despite high political instability, with short-lived constitutions and frequent military coups. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 110396 JAN 01, 2016

Sondergaard,Lars M.; Luo,Xubei; Jithitikulchai,Theepakorn; Poggi,Cecilia; Lathapipat,Dilaka; Kuriakose,Smita; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo; Reungsri,Thanapat; Mohib,Shabih Ali; Chavapricha,Roma; Peamsilpakulchorn,Pajnapa; Arin,Tijen Disclosed

Hub-periphery development pattern and inclusive growth : case study of Guangdong province (English)

The hub-periphery development pattern of the Guangdong economy, to some extent, is a miniature of that of the Chinese economy. The Pearl River Delta, drawing from its first-nature comparative advantages in factor endowments and proximity to Hong Kong SAR, China, and Macau SAR, China, and the second-nature advantages as first-movers in the reforms in attracting and retaining domestic and foreign resources, has developed into a regional economic center. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7509 DEC 09, 2015

Luo,Xubei; Zhu,Nong Disclosed

What drives the volatility of firm level productivity in China ? (English)

The enterprise reforms of the 1990s profoundly changed the structure of the economy in China. With the deepening of market economy, the share of the state-owned and collective enterprises declined. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6846 APR 01, 2014

Luo, Xubei; Zhu, Nong Disclosed

Risks and opportunities of participation in global value chains (English)

This is a background paper to the 2014 World Development Report. Risk is inherent to the pursuit of opportunity. This paper surveys the recent literature and looks at the risks and opportunities firms and their workers face in the global value chains. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6847 APR 01, 2014

Gereffi, Gary; Luo, Xubei Disclosed

Ghana - Trade and Investment Gateway Project (GHATIG) (English)

The objective of the Trade and Investment Gateway Project for Ghana is to attract a critical mass of export oriented investors to Ghana to accelerate export-led growth and to facilitate trade. ... See More +

Project Performance Assessment Report 82728 DEC 11, 2013

Luo, Xubei; Parish, David Disclosed

Demystifying China's fiscal stimulus (English)

China's government economic stimulus package in 2008-09 appears to have worked well. It seems to have been about the right size, included a number of appropriate components, and was well timed. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6221 OCT 01, 2012

Fardoust, Shahrokh; Lin, Justin Yifu; Luo, Xubei Disclosed

Overlooked links in the results chain (English)

This paper focuses on evaluations with findings that challenge important assumptions of the development field. Its objective is to pinpoint the areas to watch for in operations or policies that are decisive for results. ... See More +

Publication 63685 JAN 01, 2011

Thomas, Vinod; Luo, Xubei Disclosed

Evaluative lessons for agriculture and agribusiness (English)

Agricultural investments made by developing countries and multilateral development banks (MDBs) have declined in recent decades. This decline is associated with a slowdown in the growth of agriculture productivity. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 65346 JAN 01, 2011

Luo, Xubei Disclosed

Education and wage differentials in the Philippines (English)

In the Philippines, an important part of income inequality is associated with the wage difference between the less educated and the better educated. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5120 NOV 01, 2009

Luo, Xubei; Terada, Takanobu Disclosed

Disparities in labor market performance in the Philippines (English)

The Philippine economy has been growing rapidly, at an annual growth rate of 5 percent over the past five years. Such decent growth in gross domestic product, however, did not translate into an increase in household income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5124 NOV 01, 2009

Luo, Xubei Disclosed

Rising income inequality in China : a race to the top (English)

Income inequality in China has risen rapidly in the past decades across regions, between rural and urban sectors, and within provinces. The dynamics of divergence across these sub-national areas have taken the form of a "race to the top" - meaning that all segments of the population, including the poor with low education in lagging inland rural areas, have experienced gains in average income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4700 AUG 01, 2008

Luo, Xubei; Zhu, Nong Disclosed

The impact of remittances on rural poverty and inequality in China (English)

Large numbers of agricultural labor moved from the countryside to cities after the economic reforms in China. Migration and remittances play an important role in transforming the structure of rural household income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4637 MAY 01, 2008

Zhu, Nong; Luo, Xubei Disclosed

Regional disparities in labor market performance in Croatia : the role of individual and regional structural characteristics (English)

The labor market performance in Croatia failed to keep pace with the moderately good overall macroeconomic development in the past few years. Youth, the less well-educated, and women face more difficulties in getting a job with a decent salary. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4148 MAR 01, 2007

Xubei Luo Disclosed

Beyond Transition 18 (1) (English)

EMU Enlargement: why flexibility matters, by Philipp Maier and Maarten Hendrikx. Gains from risk sharing in the EU, by Yuliya Demyanyk and Vadym Volosovych. ... See More +

Newsletter 40957 JAN 01, 2007

Maier, Philipp; Hendrikx, Maarten; Demyanyk,Yuliya; Volosovych, Vadym; Ross, Tanel; Wilson, John S.; Xubei Luo; Broadman, Harry G.; Paci, Pierella; Tiongson, Erwin; Walewski, Mateusz; Liwinski, Jacek; Stoilkova, Maria; Hazans, Mihails; Balcerowicz, Ewa; Kaminski, Bartlomiej; Ng, Francis; Haughton, Tim; Malova, Darina; Lokshin, Michael; Sajaia, Zurab; Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina; Yakovlev, Evgeny; Kisunko, Gregory; Coolidge, Jacqueline; Havrylchyk, Olena; Jurzyk, Emilia; Dushkevych, Natalya; Zelenyuk, Valentin Russian Disclosed

Beyond Transition 18 (1) (Russian)

EMU Enlargement: why flexibility matters, by Philipp Maier and Maarten Hendrikx. Gains from risk sharing in the EU, by Yuliya Demyanyk and Vadym Volosovych. ... See More +

Newsletter 40957 JAN 01, 2007

Maier, Philipp; Hendrikx, Maarten; Demyanyk,Yuliya; Volosovych, Vadym; Ross, Tanel; Wilson, John S.; Xubei Luo; Broadman, Harry G.; Paci, Pierella; Tiongson, Erwin; Walewski, Mateusz; Liwinski, Jacek; Stoilkova, Maria; Hazans, Mihails; Balcerowicz, Ewa; Kaminski, Bartlomiej; Ng, Francis; Haughton, Tim; Malova, Darina; Lokshin, Michael; Sajaia, Zurab; Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina; Yakovlev, Evgeny; Kisunko, Gregory; Coolidge, Jacqueline; Havrylchyk, Olena; Jurzyk, Emilia; Dushkevych, Natalya; Zelenyuk, Valentin English Disclosed

Entering the Union : European accession and capacity-building priorities (English)

The authors examine the impact of trade facilitation on bilateral trade flows. They examine trade facilitation and capacity-building priorities in 12 countries in the Europe and Central Asia region-eight of the current members of the European Union: Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia, and three candidate members: Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3832 FEB 01, 2006

Wilson, John S.; Luo, Xubei; Broadman, Harry G. Disclosed

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East Asia and Pacific economic update : sustaining resilience (English)
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APR 01, 2017 116330 Working Paper
Thailand - Systematic country diagnostic : getting back on track - reviving growth and securing prosperity for all (English)
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NOV 10, 2016 110396 Systematic Country Diagnostic
Thailand - Systematic country diagnostic : getting back on track - reviving growth and securing prosperity for all (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)
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NOV 07, 2016 110396 Systematic Country Diagnostic Thai
Thailand - Systematic country diagnostic : getting back on track - reviving growth and securing prosperity for all (Vol. 2) : บทสรุปผู้บริหาร (Thai)
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NOV 07, 2016 110396 Systematic Country Diagnostic English
Thailand - Systematic country diagnostic : getting back on track - reviving growth and securing prosperity for all (Vol. 4) : energy note (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 110396 Systematic Country Diagnostic
Hub-periphery development pattern and inclusive growth : case study of Guangdong province (English)
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DEC 09, 2015 WPS7509 Policy Research Working Paper
What drives the volatility of firm level productivity in China ? (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6846 Policy Research Working Paper
Risks and opportunities of participation in global value chains (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6847 Policy Research Working Paper
Ghana - Trade and Investment Gateway Project (GHATIG) (English)
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DEC 11, 2013 82728 Project Performance Assessment Report
Demystifying China's fiscal stimulus (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 WPS6221 Policy Research Working Paper
Overlooked links in the results chain (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 63685 Publication
Evaluative lessons for agriculture and agribusiness (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 65346 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Education and wage differentials in the Philippines (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 WPS5120 Policy Research Working Paper
Disparities in labor market performance in the Philippines (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 WPS5124 Policy Research Working Paper
Rising income inequality in China : a race to the top (English)
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AUG 01, 2008 WPS4700 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of remittances on rural poverty and inequality in China (English)
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MAY 01, 2008 WPS4637 Policy Research Working Paper
Regional disparities in labor market performance in Croatia : the role of individual and regional structural characteristics (English)
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MAR 01, 2007 WPS4148 Policy Research Working Paper
Beyond Transition 18 (1) (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 40957 Newsletter Russian
Beyond Transition 18 (1) (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2007 40957 Newsletter English
Entering the Union : European accession and capacity-building priorities (English)
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FEB 01, 2006 WPS3832 Policy Research Working Paper