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Africa's pulse (English)

This Africa's pulse newsletter includes the following headings: economic prospects for Sub-Saharan Africa remain strong, but growth is vulnerable to a sharp decline in commodity prices; the region's progress on reducing poverty has been slow, hindered by high inequality; and faster reduction in poverty will require growth with equity. ... See More +

Working Paper 81684 OCT 01, 2013

Angwafo,Manka S.; Buitano,Mapi M.; Christiaensen,Luc; Chuhan-Pole,Punam; Dennis,Allen Curtis K.; Kambou,Gerard; Korman,Vijdan; Galindo Pardo,Camila; Sanoh,Aly Disclosed

Africa's pulse (English)

This Africa's pulse newsletter includes the following headings: Sub-Saharan African countries continue to grow at a steady pace; the region's decade-long economic expansion appears sustainable; and for newly resource-rich countries, strong governance will be key to harnessing resource wealth for development ... See More +

Working Paper 77973 APR 01, 2013

Angwafo,Manka S.; Buitano,Mapi M.; Dennis,Allen Curtis K.; Korman,Vijdan; Chuhan-Pole,Punam; Sanoh,Aly Disclosed

Africa's pulse (English)

This Africa's pulse newsletter includes the following headings: Sub-Saharan African countries continue to grow at a steady pace; the region's decade-long economic expansion appears sustainable; and for newly resource-rich countries, strong governance will be key to harnessing resource wealth for development. ... See More +

Working Paper 73752 OCT 01, 2012

Angwafo,Manka S.; Buitano,Mapi M.; Dennis,Allen Curtis K.; Korman,Vijdan; Chuhan-Pole,Punam; Sanoh,Aly Disclosed

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) Africa : assessing Africa's policies and institutions (English)

The World Bank's Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) is an important knowledge product that assesses the performance of 39 IDA countries along 16 dimensions of policy and institutional quality. ... See More +

Working Paper 78548 JUN 01, 2012

Chuhan-Pole, Punam; Buitano, Mapi; Korman, Vijdan Disclosed

Africa's pulse (English)

This Africa's pulse newsletter includes the following heading: recent economic trends; and the challenge of employment in Africa: raising the productivity of the informal sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 67995 SEP 01, 2011

Angwafo,Manka S.; Buitano,Mapi M.; Chuhan-Pole,Punam; Dennis,Allen Curtis K.; Korman,Vijdan Disclosed

Africa's pulse (English)

This Africa's pulse newsletter includes the following heading: recent global economic trends and prospects; factors driving the region performance; risk to economic prospects; and rising commodity prices. ... See More +

Working Paper 62865 APR 01, 2011

Angwafo,Manka S.; Chuhan-Pole,Punam; Korman,Vijdan Disclosed

Africa's pulse (English)

This Africa's pulse newsletter includes the following heading: recent economic trends and prospects; country policy and institutional assessment: results and trends for Sub-Saharan Africa; and Sub-Saharan Africa: advancing toward the millennium development goals (MDGs). ... See More +

Working Paper 62866 OCT 01, 2010

Angwafo,Manka S.; Chuhan-Pole,Punam; Korman,Vijdan Disclosed

Wage subsidy and labor market flexibility in south Africa (English)

In this paper, the authors use a highly disaggregate general equilibrium model to analyze the feasibility of a wage subsidy to unskilled workers in South Africa, isolating and estimating its potential employment effects and fiscal cost. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4871 MAR 01, 2009

Go, Delfin S.; Kearney, Marna; Korman, Vijdan; Robinson, Sherman; Thierfelder, Karen Disclosed

Africa at a turning point? Growth, aid, and external shocks (English)

This book is a collection of essays that seeks to answer three interrelated sets of questions about Africa's recent growth recovery. The first set of essays addresses questions about the drivers and durability of Africa's growth. ... See More +

Publication 43976 APR 14, 2008

Go, Delfin S.; Page, John; Arbache, Jorge; Korman, Vijdan; Ye, Xiao; Chuhan-Pole, Punam; Fitzpatrick, Brendan; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Robinson, Sherman; Thierfelder, Karen; Lofgren, Hans; Diaz-Bonilla, Carolina; Ratha, Dilip; Mohapatra, Sanket; Plaza, Sonia; Raddatz, Claudio; Devlin, Julia; Lewin, Michael; Ranaweera, Thilakaratna; Budina, Nina; van Wijnbergen, Sweder; Andriamihaja, Noro; Vecchi, Giovanni; Essama-Nssah, B.; Kearney, Marna Disclosed

Reading tealeaves on the potential impact of the privatization of tea estates in Rwanda (English)

The Poverty Reduction Strategy of the Government of Rwanda seeks to unlock the growth and poverty reduction potential of the tea sector through the privatization of tea estates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4566 MAR 01, 2008

Essama-Nssah, B.; Ezemenari, Kene; Korman, Vijdan Disclosed

Economy-wide and distributional impacts of an oil price shock on the south African economy (English)

As crude oil prices reach new highs, there is renewed concern about how external shocks will affect growth and poverty in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4354 SEP 01, 2007

Essama-Nssah, B.; Go, Delfin S.; Kearney, Marna; Korman, Vijdan; Robinson, Sherman; Thierfelder, Karen Disclosed