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How does knowledge on public expenditures integrate with the design of development policy operations? (English)

Integration of knowledge with lending is an enduring theme in World Bank strategies at the corporate and country levels. It rests on the widely shared proposition that Bank lending instruments could be more relevant and produce better results if they incorporate key analytical, country level knowledge. ... See More +

Working Paper 97401 MAY 27, 2015

Bogetic,Zeljko; Bronfman Horovitz,Javier; Jayawickrama,Malathi S.; Klasnja,Marko; Mkrtchyan,Aghassi; Piattifuenfkirchen,Moritz Otto Maria Alfons; Selowsky,Marcelo; Torrence,Jesse Disclosed

Quality of macro-fiscal frameworks in development policy operations : IEG learning product (English)

The report is part of a series of learning products with limited objectives geared towards synthesizing existing knowledge as well as learning and gaining new insights into the factors that influence design, policy implementation, and performance of development policy loans. ... See More +

Working Paper 97628 MAY 20, 2015

Bogetic,Zeljko; Bronfmann, Javier; Jayawickrama,Malathi S.; Klasnja,Marko; Mkrtchyan,Aghassi; Piattifuenfkirchen,Moritz Otto Maria Alfons; Selowsky,Marcelo; Torrence,Jesse Disclosed

Turmoil at twenty : recession, recovery, and reform in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (English)

This book, written on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, addresses three questions that relate to recession, recovery, and reform, respectively, in Europe and Central Asia's (ECA's) transition countries. ... See More +

Publication 51571 OCT 30, 2009

Mitra, Pradeep; Selowsky, Marcelo; Zalduendo, Juan; Disclosed

Global program funds at country level : what have we learned? (English)

Global Program Funds (GPFs), programs that channel funding to a specific development objectives across countries, have grown rapidly since 2000. ... See More +

Working Paper 46855 JUL 01, 2008

Kirby-Zaki, Jane; Merghoub, Baelhadj; Selowsky, Marcelo Disclosed

Transition 8 (4) (Russian)

EU accession should be a partnership, not a dictate. Picking up the enlargement tab: European Union plans budget for 2000-2006. Romania's new government means business - the first seven months. ... See More +

Newsletter 17071 AUG 31, 1997

Ellman, Michael; O'Brien, Thomas; Klose, Eliza K.; Urge-Vorsatz, Diana; Easterly, William; Wolf, Holger C.; Selowsky, Marcelo; Desai, Padma; Harriman, Roland English Disclosed

Transition 8 (4) (English)

EU accession should be a partnership, not a dictate. Picking up the enlargement tab: European Union plans budget for 2000-2006. Romania's new government means business - the first seven months. ... See More +

Newsletter 17071 AUG 31, 1997

Ellman, Michael; O'Brien, Thomas; Klose, Eliza K.; Urge-Vorsatz, Diana; Easterly, William; Wolf, Holger C.; Selowsky, Marcelo; Desai, Padma; Harriman, Roland Russian

Transition 8 (3) (English)

Reform boosts growth and foreign investment. Nations in transit - 1997 Freedom House rankings. Good policies are needed to make aid effective. ... See More +

Newsletter 16987 JUN 30, 1997

Selowsky, Marcelo; Martin, Ricardo; Shor, Boris; Burnside, Craig; Dollar, David; Hirschler, Richard; Sewell, David; Rutland, Peter; Pohl, Gerhard; Anderson, Robert E.; Claessens, Stijn; Djankov, Simeon; Hewer, Ulrich; Goldberg, Itzhak; Jedrzejczak, Gregory; Fuchs, Michael; Michalopoulos, Constantine; Peters, Philip

The evolving role of the World Bank : the transition in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union (English)

The world has changed dramatically over the last five decades and so has the World Bank. The Fiftieth Anniversary of the World Bank has provided us with an opportunity to reflect on and learn from the Bank's experience and to apply the lessons to the Bank's future agenda. ... See More +

Publication 13519 JAN 01, 1994

Dervis, Kemal; Selowsky, Marcelo; Wallich, Christine

Bank's World (English)

This Banks World newsletter includes some of the following headings: grass without roots? By Leitmenn, Josef; a change in Bank culture by Alisbah, Bilsel; IBM facility center marks its first decade by Miller, Maureen; Latin America: protecting children's nutrition during the adjustment by Selowsky, Marcelo; fighting poverty in Central America by Steckhan, Rainer B.; a great place to work by Sagnier, Thierry; whence the Board? ... See More +

Newsletter 58136 FEB 01, 1992

Alisbah,Bilsel; Haralz,Jonas H.; Leitmenn, Josef; Miller,Maureen; Sagnier,Thierry; Selowsky,Marcelo; Steckhan,Rainer B. Disclosed

Protecting nutrition status in adjustment programs : recent World Bank activities and projects in Latin America (English)

Internal Discussion Paper IDP92 FEB 28, 1991

Selowsky, Marcelo Eligible for Disclosure

The World Bank economic review 2(1) (English)

Primary commodity prices, manufactured goods prices, and the terms of trade of developing countries: what the long run shows. Price and income elasticities of demand for modern health care: the case of infant delivery in the Philippines. ... See More +

Publication 17560 JAN 31, 1988

Grilli, Enzo R.; Maw Cheng Yang; Schwartz, J. Brad; Akin, John S.; Popkin, Barry M.; Cohen, Daniel; Martin, Ricardo; Selowsky, Marcelo; Sicat, Gerardo P.; Virmani, Arvind

External shocks and the demand for adjustment finance (English)

When a country experiences a long-term adverse external shock, resulting in a balance of payments deficit unsustainable in the medium term, how quickly should it adjust? ... See More +

Journal Article 14173 JAN 31, 1988

Martin, Ricardo; Selowsky, Marcelo

The debt problem and growth (English)

Easing the debt problem requires high-debt countries to generate significant trade and savings surpluses. If this has to be achieved quickly these surpluses can only be built up through contractive measures with lower imports and investment. ... See More +

Journal Article REP399 SEP 30, 1986

Selowsky, Marcelo; van der Tak, Herman Disclosed

Balancing trickle down and basic needs strategies : income distribution issues in large middle-income countries with special reference to Latin America (English)

This paper addresses income distribution issues and explores various policy options to eliminate extreme poverty in a particular typology of middle income developing countries. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP335 MAR 01, 1985

SELOWSKY, M. Spanish Disclosed

Energy prices, substitution, and optimal borrowing in the short run : an analysis of adjustment in oil importing developing countries (English)

This paper discusses optimal short-term borrowing in response to an increase in the price of imported inputs. The rationale for borrowing lies in the increase in substitution possibilities in production (between imported and domestic inputs) and in consumption (between traded and non-traded goods) as the economy adjusts its structure to the new prices. ... See More +

Journal Article REP324 JAN 31, 1984

Martin, Ricardo; Selowsky, Marcelo

Unemployment, labor market segmentation, and the returns to educated labor (English)

This paper addresses the following question: what is the (shadow) marginal product of labor classified by education and its relation to observed market wages when: (i) educated and non-educated labor are different inputs in the production function of the urban economy; (ii) unorganized or free entry labor markets for each skill coexist with restricted entry labor markets with wages above clearing levels; and (iii) unemployment of both types of labor is observed. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD15 JAN 31, 1983

Pinera, S.; Selowsky, M. Disclosed

The optional ability-education mix and the misallocation of resources within education magnitude for developing countries (English)

This paper calls attention to a particular type of misallocation of resources having important efficiency and distributional losses within the educational sector of developing countries. ... See More +

Journal Article REP192 JAN 31, 1981

Pinera, S.; Selowsky, M. Disclosed

Income distribution, basic needs, and trade-offs with growth : the case of semi-industrialized Latin American countries (English)

This paper addresses income distribution issues and policy options to eliminate extreme poverty in a particular typology of middle-income semi-industrialized developing countries of Latin America. ... See More +

Journal Article REP176 JAN 31, 1981

Selowsky,Marcelo Disclosed

Balancing trickle down and basic needs strategies : income distribution issues in large middle-income countries with special reference to Latin America : Equilibrio entre la estrategia de "filtracion" y la de necesidades basicas (Spanish)

This paper addresses income distribution issues and explores various policy options to eliminate extreme poverty in a particular typology of middle income developing countries. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP335 JUN 01, 1979

SELOWSKY, M. English Disclosed

Who benefits from government expenditure? A case study of Colombia (English)

Governments can improve the distribution of income an also can eradicate extreme poverty by changing the composition and direction of their public expenditure. ... See More +

Publication 13351 JAN 01, 1979

Selowsky, Marcelo

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How does knowledge on public expenditures integrate with the design of development policy operations? (English)
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MAY 27, 2015 97401 Working Paper
Quality of macro-fiscal frameworks in development policy operations : IEG learning product (English)
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MAY 20, 2015 97628 Working Paper
Turmoil at twenty : recession, recovery, and reform in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (English)
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OCT 30, 2009 51571 Publication
Global program funds at country level : what have we learned? (English)
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JUL 01, 2008 46855 Working Paper
Transition 8 (4) (Russian)
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AUG 31, 1997 17071 Newsletter English
Transition 8 (4) (English)
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AUG 31, 1997 17071 Newsletter Russian
Transition 8 (3) (English)
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JUN 30, 1997 16987 Newsletter
The evolving role of the World Bank : the transition in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union (English)
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JAN 01, 1994 13519 Publication
Bank's World (English)
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FEB 01, 1992 58136 Newsletter
Protecting nutrition status in adjustment programs : recent World Bank activities and projects in Latin America (English)
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FEB 28, 1991 IDP92 Internal Discussion Paper
The World Bank economic review 2(1) (English)
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JAN 31, 1988 17560 Publication
External shocks and the demand for adjustment finance (English)
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JAN 31, 1988 14173 Journal Article
The debt problem and growth (English)
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SEP 30, 1986 REP399 Journal Article
Balancing trickle down and basic needs strategies : income distribution issues in large middle-income countries with special reference to Latin America (English)
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MAR 01, 1985 SWP335 Staff Working Paper Spanish
Energy prices, substitution, and optimal borrowing in the short run : an analysis of adjustment in oil importing developing countries (English)
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JAN 31, 1984 REP324 Journal Article
Unemployment, labor market segmentation, and the returns to educated labor (English)
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JAN 31, 1983 DRD15 Departmental Working Paper
The optional ability-education mix and the misallocation of resources within education magnitude for developing countries (English)
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JAN 31, 1981 REP192 Journal Article
Income distribution, basic needs, and trade-offs with growth : the case of semi-industrialized Latin American countries (English)
See More +
JAN 31, 1981 REP176 Journal Article
Balancing trickle down and basic needs strategies : income distribution issues in large middle-income countries with special reference to Latin America : Equilibrio entre la estrategia de "filtracion" y la de necesidades basicas (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 1979 SWP335 Staff Working Paper English
Who benefits from government expenditure? A case study of Colombia (English)
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JAN 01, 1979 13351 Publication