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Myanmar Economic Monitor (English)

After two years of strong economic growth and macroeconomic stability, Myanmar faced a more difficult economic environment in 2015-2016. In 2015-2016, economic growth in Myanmar eased to 7 percent amid a supply shock from heavy flooding, a slowdown in new investment flows during an election year, and a more challenging external environment including lower commodity prices affecting Myanmar’s main exports. ... See More +

Working Paper 105944 MAY 01, 2016

Rab,Habib Nasser; Drees-Gross,Alexandra L.; Ariyapruchya,Kiatipong; Zin,May Thet; Zorya,Sergiy; Chavapricha,Rome Disclosed

All aboard! (Burmese)

The November 8, 2015 elections in Myanmar marked a historic milestone in the country’s political and economic transition that began in 2011. ... See More +

Working Paper 103334 FEB 27, 2016

Rab,Habib Nasser; Zachau,Ulrich; Seck,Abdoulaye; Verghis,Mathew A.; Mohib,Saiyed Shabih Ali English Disclosed

All aboard! (English)

The November 8, 2015 elections in Myanmar marked a historic milestone in the country’s political and economic transition that began in 2011. ... See More +

Working Paper 103334 JAN 01, 2016

Rab,Habib Nasser; Zachau,Ulrich; Seck,Abdoulaye; Verghis,Mathew A.; Mohib,Saiyed Shabih Ali Burmese Disclosed

East Asia and Pacific economic update : growing challenges (English)

In the six months since the previous East Asia and Pacific Economic Update, developing East Asia and Pacific (EAP) has faced a challenging external environment. ... See More +

Publication 104761 JAN 01, 2016

Edwards,Kim Alan; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Solmaz,Serhat; Sun, Yan; Blum,Jurgen Rene; Taliercio,Robert R.; Rahardja,Sjamsu; Maliszewska,Maryla; Mishra,Deepak K.; Ariyapruchya,Kiatipong; Badiani-Magnusson,Reena Chandu; Batsuuri,Davaadalai; Beck,Hans Anand; Del Castillo,Noel Borja; Chen,Shaohua; Chua,Karl Kendrick Tiu; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Davading,Somneuk; Demombynes,Gabriel; Dewina,Reno; Diaz-Bonilla,Carolina; Dinh,Viet Tuan; Diop,Ndiame; Eckardt,Sebastian; Fitrani,Fitria; Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel; Hein,Min Ye Paing; Vu,Linh Hoang; Kida,Mizuho; Kim,Jae Kyun; Knight,David Stephen; Krishnan,Nandini; Kularatne,Chandana; Lee,Taehyun; Limkin,Joseph Louie C.; Litwack,John; Ly,Sodeth; Mahajan,Sandeep; Martin, Miguel; Mejia-Mantilla,Carolina; Mileva,Elitza Alexandrova; Mohib,Saiyed Shabih Ali; Munoz Moreno,Rafael; Najdov,Evgenij; Pan,Lucy; Phimmahasay,Keomanivone; Pimhidzai,Obert; Purnamasari,Ririn Salwa; Rab,Habib Nasser; Orton Romero,Carlos Rafael; Teh Sharifuddin,Shakira Binti; Sharma,Manohar; Shiilegmaa,Altantsetseg; Sitdhipol,Adisorn; Smits,Karlis; Zin,May Thet; Utz,Robert Johann; Van Den Brink,Rogier J. E.; Wai-Poi,Matthew Grant; Wihardja,Maria Monica; Zhao,Luan Disclosed

Myanmar economic monitor (English)

The Myanmar Economic Monitor (MEM) aims to periodically take stock of economic development and highlight economic prospects and policy priorities in Myanmar. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 99930 OCT 05, 2015

Drees-Gross,Alexandra L.; Sienaert,Alexis R.; Schneider,Charles Patrick; Prydz,Espen Beer; Rab,Habib Nasser; Pellmar,Jason Brett; Earne,Julie Fawn; Zin,May Thet; Htay Htay,Nang; Annamalai,Nagavalli; Dutta,Puja Vasudeva; Badiani-Magnusson,Reena Chandu; Zorya,Sergiy; Rahardja,Sjamsu; Norbhu,Tenzin Dolma Disclosed

Taking stock : an update on Vietnam's recent economic developments (English)

The global economy is showing signs of recovery, but at an uneven pace; global growth is expected to rise modestly to 2.6 percent in 2014, and an average 3.3 percent in 2015–17. ... See More +

Working Paper 92825 DEC 01, 2014

Mahajan, Sandeep; Dinh, Viet Tuan; Rab, Habib; Trieu, Viet Quoc; Nguyen, Lan Van; Kwakwa, Victoria; Verghis, Matthew Vietnamese Disclosed

Taking stock : an update on Vietnam's recent economic developments : Diem Lai : Cap nhat tinh hinh phat trien kinh te viet nam (Vietnamese)

The global economy is showing signs of recovery, but at an uneven pace; global growth is expected to rise modestly to 2.6 percent in 2014, and an average 3.3 percent in 2015–17. ... See More +

Working Paper 92825 DEC 01, 2014

Mahajan, Sandeep; Dinh, Viet Tuan; Rab, Habib; Trieu, Viet Quoc; Nguyen, Lan Van; Kwakwa, Victoria; Verghis, Matthew English Disclosed

Vietnam fiscal transparency review : analysis and stakeholder feedback on state budget information in the public domain : Danh gia minh bach tai khoa cua Vietnam : phan tich va phan hoi cua cac ben lien quan ve thong tin ngan sach nha nuoc duoc cong khai (Vietnamese)

Vietnam has come far in improving fiscal transparency. Building on these gains could help strengthen macroeconomic management, improve market perceptions of risk, and increase accountability for service delivery. ... See More +

Working Paper 88273 MAY 21, 2014

Rab, Habib; Allan, Bill English Disclosed

Revising Vietnam's state budget law (2002) : Proposals drawing on international experience (English)

This Policy Note is designed to inform the Government of Vietnam and National Assembly (notably the Committee on Finance and Budgetary Affairs, CFBA) discussions on the revision of the State Budget Law (SBL) (2002) by drawing on good international practices in budget management. ... See More +

Policy Note 91882 APR 08, 2014

Lienert, Ian; Rab, Habib; Nguyen, Minh Van; Vu, Quyen Hoang; Mahajan, Sandeep; Shetty, Sudhir; Kwakwa, Victoria; Van Der Linde, Gert Vietnamese Disclosed

Revising Vietnam's state budget law (2002) : Proposals drawing on international experience (Vietnamese)

This Policy Note is designed to inform the Government of Vietnam and National Assembly (notably the Committee on Finance and Budgetary Affairs, CFBA) discussions on the revision of the State Budget Law (SBL) (2002) by drawing on good international practices in budget management. ... See More +

Policy Note 91882 APR 08, 2014

Lienert, Ian; Rab, Habib; Nguyen, Minh Van; Vu, Quyen Hoang; Mahajan, Sandeep; Shetty, Sudhir; Kwakwa, Victoria; Van Der Linde, Gert English Disclosed

Transparency of state owned enterprises in Vietnam : current status and ideas for reform (Vietnamese)

Information disclosure by State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) is part of a broader agenda to promote greater public sector transparency in Vietnam. Recent studies by the World Bank and others have shown that despite progress, compliance with legal requirements for transparency remains a challenge across a wide range of public sector governance areas in Vietnam. ... See More +

Policy Note 89810 JAN 01, 2014

Smith, Gregory; Binh, Le Duy; Colvin, Jim; Rab, Habib English Disclosed

Transparency of state owned enterprises in Vietnam : current status and ideas for reform (English)

Information disclosure by State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) is part of a broader agenda to promote greater public sector transparency in Vietnam. Recent studies by the World Bank and others have shown that despite progress, compliance with legal requirements for transparency remains a challenge across a wide range of public sector governance areas in Vietnam. ... See More +

Policy Note 89810 JAN 01, 2014

Smith, Gregory; Binh, Le Duy; Colvin, Jim; Rab, Habib Vietnamese Disclosed

Taking stock : an update on Vietnam's recent economic developments (English)

Prospects for the global economy have become less certain in the second half of 2011, with significant increase in downside risks. Developing countries in East Asia are growing faster than developed countries, but they too are facing challenges due to a combination of reasons including: slower expansion in demand in developed countries; the impact of global uncertainty on investor sentiments; natural disasters; and the withdrawal of stimulus policies. ... See More +

Working Paper 65938 DEC 06, 2011

Dinh, Viet Tuan; Trieu, Viet Quoc; Rab, Habib; Kubota, Keiko Vietnamese Disclosed

Taking stock : an update on Vietnam's recent economic developments : Diem lai cap nhat tinh hinh phat trien kinh te Viet Nam (Vietnamese)

Prospects for the global economy have become less certain in the second half of 2011, with significant increase in downside risks. Developing countries in East Asia are growing faster than developed countries, but they too are facing challenges due to a combination of reasons including: slower expansion in demand in developed countries; the impact of global uncertainty on investor sentiments; natural disasters; and the withdrawal of stimulus policies. ... See More +

Working Paper 65938 DEC 06, 2011

Dinh, Viet Tuan; Trieu, Viet Quoc; Rab, Habib; Kubota, Keiko English Disclosed

Timor Leste - Public investment management from post-conflict reconstruction to the 2011-2020 strategic development plan (English)

This chapter captures some of the Public Investment Management (PIM) lessons and experiences from Timor-Leste as it tried to meet urgent infrastructure demands in a post-conflict environment, which benefited from a surge in petroleum receipts. ... See More +

Working Paper 93717 JAN 01, 2011

Rab, Habib; Petrie, Murray Disclosed

Timor-Leste's recovery from the 2006 crisis : some lessons (English)

This note looks specifically at how the government used Public Finance Management (PFM) policies to help address the enormous short-term challenges of a fragile situation in the aftermath of the 2006 crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper 62060 NOV 02, 2010

Porter, Doug; Rab, Habib Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Myanmar Economic Monitor (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105944 Working Paper
All aboard! (Burmese)
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FEB 27, 2016 103334 Working Paper English
All aboard! (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103334 Working Paper Burmese
East Asia and Pacific economic update : growing challenges (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104761 Publication
Myanmar economic monitor (English)
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OCT 05, 2015 99930 Economic Updates and Modeling
Taking stock : an update on Vietnam's recent economic developments (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 92825 Working Paper Vietnamese
Taking stock : an update on Vietnam's recent economic developments : Diem Lai : Cap nhat tinh hinh phat trien kinh te viet nam (Vietnamese)
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DEC 01, 2014 92825 Working Paper English
Vietnam fiscal transparency review : analysis and stakeholder feedback on state budget information in the public domain : Danh gia minh bach tai khoa cua Vietnam : phan tich va phan hoi cua cac ben lien quan ve thong tin ngan sach nha nuoc duoc cong khai (Vietnamese)
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MAY 21, 2014 88273 Working Paper English
Revising Vietnam's state budget law (2002) : Proposals drawing on international experience (English)
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APR 08, 2014 91882 Policy Note Vietnamese
Revising Vietnam's state budget law (2002) : Proposals drawing on international experience (Vietnamese)
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APR 08, 2014 91882 Policy Note English
Transparency of state owned enterprises in Vietnam : current status and ideas for reform (Vietnamese)
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JAN 01, 2014 89810 Policy Note English
Transparency of state owned enterprises in Vietnam : current status and ideas for reform (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 89810 Policy Note Vietnamese
Taking stock : an update on Vietnam's recent economic developments (English)
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DEC 06, 2011 65938 Working Paper Vietnamese
Taking stock : an update on Vietnam's recent economic developments : Diem lai cap nhat tinh hinh phat trien kinh te Viet Nam (Vietnamese)
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DEC 06, 2011 65938 Working Paper English
Timor Leste - Public investment management from post-conflict reconstruction to the 2011-2020 strategic development plan (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 93717 Working Paper
Timor-Leste's recovery from the 2006 crisis : some lessons (English)
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NOV 02, 2010 62060 Working Paper