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Understanding the Cost of Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (English)

This paper presents a review of studies that estimate the cost of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Although the Sustainable Development Goals provide useful benchmarks for fiscal authorities and donors, typical cross-country costing exercises can be misleading, for a variety of reasons: double counting, sensitivity to underlying assumptions, downplaying the critical role of policy and institutions in advancing toward the goals, failure to discount costs or consider operation and maintenance costs in a consistent manner, and overlooking the tendency for different types of Sustainable Development Goal–related spending to have distinct effects. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9164 FEB 27, 2020

Vorisek,Dana Lauren; Yu,Shu Disclosed

Global Economic Prospects : Slow Growth, Policy Challenges (English)

Global growth is expected to recover to 2.5 percent in 2020, up slightly from the post-crisis low of 2.4 percent registered last year amid weakening trade and investment, and edge up further over the forecast horizon. ... See More +

Publication 144990 JAN 01, 2020

Dieppe,Alistair Matthew; Guénette, Justin-Damien; Ha,Jongrim; Kindberg-Hanlon,Gene; Kirby,Patrick Alexander; Nagle,Peter Stephen Oliver; Steinbach,Max Rudibert; Sugawara,Naotaka; Taskin,Temel; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Vorisek,Dana Lauren; Wheeler,Collette Mari; Ye,Lei Sandy Disclosed

Inflation Expectations : Review and Evidence (English)

This paper presents a comprehensive examination of the determination and evolution of inflation expectations, with a focus on emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8785 MAR 20, 2019

Kose,Ayhan; Matsuoka,Hideaki; Panizza,Ugo G.; Vorisek,Dana Lauren Disclosed

The 2014-16 oil price collapse in retrospect : sources and implications (English)

With the benefit of hindsight, this paper provides a fresh and comprehensive look at the causes of the 2014-16 collapse in oil prices and its impact on the global economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8419 APR 30, 2018

Stocker,Marc; Baffes,John; Some,Y. Modeste; Vorisek,Dana Lauren; Wheeler,Collette Mari Disclosed

DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global economic prospects monthly working paper are as follows: overview; chart of the month; Special focus : recent credit surge in historical context; monthly highlights; key prospects group publications; recent World Bank working papers; recent World Bank reports. ... See More +

Newsletter 122070 DEC 01, 2017

Stocker,Marc; Vorisek,Dana Lauren Disclosed

DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: monthly highlights; special focus; recent prospects group publications; recent World Bank working papers; recent World Bank reports; table A: major data releases; table B: activity and inflation; table C: trade and finance; table D: financial markets; and table E: commodity prices. ... See More +

121774 OCT 01, 2017

Stocker,Marc; Vorisek,Dana Lauren Disclosed

Regional dimensions of recent weakness in investment : drivers, investment needs and policy responses (English)

Investment growth in many emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) has slowed sharply since 2010. Investment growth performance has varied significantly across different regions, however. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7991 MAR 02, 2017

Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Kambou,Gerard; Chen,Derek Hung Chiat; Nandwa,Boaz; Okawa,Yohei; Vorisek,Dana Lauren Disclosed

DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: monthly highlights; special focus; key prospects group publications; recent World Bank working papers; and recent World Bank reports. ... See More +

Newsletter 113889 DEC 01, 2016

Stocker,Marc; Vorisek,Dana Lauren; Baffes,John; Kilic Celik,Sinem; Kim,Eung Ju; Lakatos,Csilla; Matsuoka,Hideaki; Taskin,Temel; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Williams,Peter Davis Disclosed

DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global economic prospects monthly working paper are as follows: overview; chart of the month; Special focus : recent credit surge in historical context; monthly highlights; key prospects group publications; recent World Bank working papers; recent World Bank reports; ... See More +

Newsletter 107514 JUL 01, 2016

Baffes,John; Eigen-Zucchi,Christian; Kim,Eung Ju; Maximiliano,Adriana A.; Nguyen,Trang; Stocker,Marc; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Vorisek,Dana Lauren; Williams,Peter Davis; Yu,Shu Disclosed

Global economic prospects : divergences and risks (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global economic prospects monthly working paper are as follows: overview; chart of the month; Special focus: quantifying uncertainties in global growth forecasts; monthly highlights; key prospects group publications; recent World Bank working papers; recent World Bank reports; ... See More +

Working Paper 107513 JUN 01, 2016

Stocker,Marc; Eigen-Zucchi,Christian; Bui,Anh Mai; Maximiliano,Adriana A.; Some,Yirbehogre Modeste; Sun,Shituo; Vorisek,Dana Lauren Disclosed

Global economic prospects : spillovers amid weak growth (English)

Global growth again fell short of expectations in 2015. Growth is projected to edge up in 2016-18 but the forecast is subject to substantial downside risks. ... See More +

Publication 102968 JAN 01, 2016

Arteta,Carlos; Stocker,Marc; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Eigen-Zucchi,Christian; Chen,Derek Hung Chiat; Vorisek,Dana Lauren; Shaukat Khan,Tehmina; Kambou,Gerard; Huidrom,Raju; Kose,Ayhan; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Lakatos,Csilla; Maliszewska,Maryla; Petri,Peter A.; Plummer,Michael George; Klein,Maximilian Michael Johann; Shambaugh,Jay Curtis Disclosed

GCC knowledge note : global economic trends (English)

Global GDP growth remains lackluster, at an estimated 2.4 percent in 2015, down from 2.6 percent in 2014. This performance reflects sluggish world trade, particularly merchandise trade, and persistently weak commodity prices. ... See More +

Working Paper 105902 JAN 01, 2016

Vorisek,Dana Lauren; Li,Qian; Williams,Peter Davis; Kose,Ayhan; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte Disclosed

Development goals in an era of demographic change (English)

Chapter one examines the progress made on sustainable poverty reduction and shared prosperity, as well as the policies that are needed to make further progress. ... See More +

Publication 100530 JAN 01, 2015

Schellekens,Philip; Basu,Kaushik; Gill,Indermit S.; Kose,Ayhan; Ahmed, S. Amer; Chandra,Vandana; Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Dennis,Allen Curtis K.; Eigen-Zucchi,Christian; Gragnolati,Michele; Lofgren,Hans; Maliszew, Maryla; Quillin,Bryce Ramsey; Simler,Kenneth; Felsenthal,Mark Edgar; Littler,Graeme B.; Ross-Larson,Bruce C.; Vorisek,Dana Lauren; Nielsen,Lynge; Bayoumi, Tam; Duttagupta, Rupa; Nolan, Sean Disclosed

Global economic prospects, January 2014 : coping with policy normalization in high-income countries (English)

This report describes the forces acting on the global economy and its implications on developing countries using evidence based analysis. The report includes forecasts for individual developing regions and countries, as well as a research focused chapter examining capital flows and risks to developing countries. ... See More +

Publication 84174 JAN 01, 2014

Baffes,John; Burns,Andrew; Chen,Derek Hung Chiat; Choi,Young Il; Cosic,Damir; Dybczak,Kamil; Kambou,Gerard; Kennedy, Mike; Shaukat Khan,Tehmina; Kida,Mizuho; Kim,Eung Ju; Lim,Jamus Jerome; Mohapatra,Sanket; Nallari,Yugandhar Raj; Stocker,Marc; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Vorisek,Dana Lauren Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Understanding the Cost of Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (English)
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FEB 27, 2020 WPS9164 Policy Research Working Paper
Global Economic Prospects : Slow Growth, Policy Challenges (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 144990 Publication
Inflation Expectations : Review and Evidence (English)
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MAR 20, 2019 WPS8785 Policy Research Working Paper
The 2014-16 oil price collapse in retrospect : sources and implications (English)
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APR 30, 2018 WPS8419 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 122070 Newsletter
DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 121774
Regional dimensions of recent weakness in investment : drivers, investment needs and policy responses (English)
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MAR 02, 2017 WPS7991 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 113889 Newsletter
DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 107514 Newsletter
Global economic prospects : divergences and risks (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 107513 Working Paper
Global economic prospects : spillovers amid weak growth (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102968 Publication
GCC knowledge note : global economic trends (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 105902 Working Paper
Development goals in an era of demographic change (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 100530 Publication
Global economic prospects, January 2014 : coping with policy normalization in high-income countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84174 Publication