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DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: United States job growth accelerated in October; European Commission revised Eurozone growth forecasts for 2015 to 2016; Brazil’s manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI)fell in October;Industrial Production (IP) contracted further; Indonesia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased modestly in third quarter; Angola made debut international bond issue; heavy dependence on commodities for export earnings and fiscal revenues has created vulnerabilities for commodity exporting Low-Income Countries (LICs) to commodity price movements; sharp commodity price declines have disrupted new foreign investments and in some cases production in extractive-based industries; Country specific factors will likely become more important, including changes in domestic mineral policy regimes. ... See More +

Newsletter 101229 NOV 06, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat; Khan,Tahseen Sayed; Nguyen,Trang Van; Gong,Xinghao Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: European Central Bank (ECB) left interest rates unchanged, but signaled the possibility of more stimulus;China’s third quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was weakest since 2009; South Korean GDP growth saw best quarter since 2010; Uganda hiked interest rate as inflation reached a two-year high; World Bank revised down price forecasts for oil and most other commodities;a boom in global commodity prices in the 2000s sparked investment in commodity exploration and production in Low-Income Countries (LICs); new sources of funding and technological innovations spurred mining investment and exploration in frontier regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa; higher production and exploration has also been possible in many LICs due to an improvement in the business climate. ... See More +

Newsletter 101228 OCT 23, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat; Khan,Tahseen Sayed; Nguyen,Trang Van; Gong,Xinghao Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: United States consumer price index was stable in September; Industrial Production (IP) declined for second consecutive month;Eurozone IP declined at the fastest pace in a year; fitch cut Brazil’s credit rating to lowest investment grade; India’s consumer price inflation and IP accelerated; inflation edged up in Nigeria and Ghana; adjustments to the upcoming fed tightening cycle could be smooth, but there is a risk that it is accompanied by bouts of financial market volatility; allowing exchange rates to adjust will be an important buffer to shocks emanating from rising U.S. ... See More +

Newsletter 101227 OCT 16, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat; Stocker,Marc; Nguyen,Trang Van; Gong,Xinghao Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: Greece re-opened banks and made some payments to international creditors, while its parliament approved a second round of reforms; Eurozone Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell more than expected in July; United States existing home sales jumped to highest level in over eight years, while initial jobless claims fell to a 42-yearlow; China flash manufacturing PMI fell noticeably in July; commodity prices expected to remain weak in 2015 despite a slight rebound in oil price; some of the effects of negative rates are qualitatively analogous to those of very low but non-negative rates; that said, negative nominal interest rates may have undesirable side effects on financial stability, such as theerosion of bank profitability; negative rates may also exert pressures on non-bank financial institutions; negative rates may encourage excessive risk-taking; negative rates might potentially necessitate a redesign of the functioning of financial transactions. ... See More +

Newsletter 99756 JUL 24, 2015

Nguyen,Trang Van; Kambou,Gerard; Gong,Xinghao Disclosed

Understanding changes in poverty (English)

Understanding Changes in Poverty brings together different methods to decompose the contributions to poverty reduction. A simple approach quantifies the contribution of changes in demographics, employment, earnings, public transfers, and remittances to poverty reduction. ... See More +

Publication 80248 AUG 12, 2014

Inchauste, Gabriela ; Pedro Azevedo, João ; Essama-Nssah, B. ; Olivieri, Sergio ; Van Nguyen, Trang ; Saavedra-Chanduvi, Jaime, Winkler, Hernan Disclosed

East Asia Pacific at work : employment, enterprise, and well-being : Summary (Thai)

The contribution of work to growth and household well-being is a growing concern in East Asia Pacific. The labor share of gross domestic product (GDP) in several countries in the region has been declining. ... See More +

Publication 88174 MAY 23, 2014

Packard, Truman G.; Nguyen, Trang Van Disclosed

East Asia Pacific at work : employment, enterprise, and well-being (English)

Talent, skills, and the ability to work are people's most important assets. The majority of people realize the value of these assets in the labor market, whether they sell their time to others or pursue their own enterprise. ... See More +

Publication 87951 JAN 01, 2014

Packard, Truman G.; Nguyen, Trang Van Disclosed

East Asia Pacific at work : employment, enterprise, and well-being (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

The contribution of work to growth and household well-being is a growing concern in East Asia Pacific. The labor share of gross domestic product (GDP) in several countries in the region has been declining. ... See More +

Publication 88174 JAN 01, 2014

Packard, Truman G.; Nguyen, Trang Van Disclosed

East Asia and Pacific economic update, October 2013 : rebuilding policy buffers, reinvigorating growth (English)

Global growth momentum accelerated during the second and third quarters of 2013, while many downside risks lingered in the background. Strengthening of global growth momentum will help developing East Asia maintain a growth rate in excess of 7 percent, retaining its status as the global growth leader. ... See More +

Publication 81681 OCT 07, 2013

Ollero, Antonio; Vashakmadze, Ekaterine; Mishra, Deepak; Spatafora, Nikola; Rocha, Roberto; Smits, Karlis; Wang, Jun; Mohapatra, Sanket; Packard, Truman; Nguyen, Trang Van; O'Keefe, Philip; Umapathi, Nithin; Somanathan, Aparnaa Disclosed

Toward gender equality in East Asia and the Pacific : a companion to the world development report (English)

In recent decades, women across the globe have made positive strides toward gender equality. Literacy rates for young women and girls are higher than ever before, while gender gaps in primary education have closed in almost all countries. ... See More +

Publication 73438 JAN 01, 2012

Mason, Andrew D.; Badiani, Reena; Nguyen, Trang Van; Patrick, Katherine; Carpio, Ximena Del Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 24 (2) (English)

This issue includes the following: Corporate governance at the World Bank and the dilemma of global governance, by Ashwin Kaja and Eric Werker. ... See More +

Publication 73275 JUN 01, 2010

Braun, Matias; Cuaresma, Jesus Crespo; Cull, Robert; Hertel, Thomas W.; Jesse, Cornelia; Kaja, Ashwin; Lassibille, Gerard; Leister, Amanda M.; Martin, Will; Nguyen, Trang Van; Raddatz, Claudio; Scott, Kinnon; Tan, Jee-Peng; Werker, Eric Disclosed

Managing for results in primary education in Madagascar : evaluating the impact of selected workflow interventions (English)

The impact of specific actions designed to streamline and tighten the workflow processes of key actors in Madagascar's primary education sector are evaluated. ... See More +

Journal Article 77639 JUN 01, 2010

Lassibille, Gerard; Tan, Jee-Peng; Jesse, Cornelia; Nguyen, Trang Van Disclosed