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Creating partnerships for capacity building in developing countries - the experience of the World Bank (English)

The authors discuss a variety of experiences in a number of transition, and developing countries to build institutional capacity for economics education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3099 JUL 31, 2003

McCarthy, F. Desmond; Bader, William; Pleskovic, Boris

Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics 2001-2002 (English)

The Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics is a forum for discussion, and debate of important policy issues facing developing countries. ... See More +

Publication 25492 JAN 01, 2002

Pleskovic, Boris; Stern, Nicholas [editors]; McCarthy, F. Desmond; Wolfensohn, James D.; O'Rourke, Kevin H.; Cohen, Daniel; Cooper, Richard N.; Venables, AnthonyJ.; Rostrup, Morten; Lanjouw, Jean O.; Case, Anne; Philipson, Tomas; Soares, Rodrigo R.

Social policy and macroeconomics : the Irish experience (English)

The remarkable performance of the Irish economy in recent years has attracted much attention. Within a 10-year period the economy went from an 18 percent unemployment rate to nearly full employment, while the ratio of debt to GDP fell from 120 percent to less than 50 percent. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2736 DEC 31, 2001

McCarthy, F. Desmond

Comparative life expectancy in Africa (English)

For health outcomes, is poverty destiny? The authors explore this question for life expectancy in Africa, where health outcomes are positively correlated with income, but where the link is far from uniform. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2668 AUG 31, 2001

McCarthy, F. Desmond; Wolf, Holger

Adjustment lending retrospective (English)

In September 2000, the Development Committee discussed supporting country development: the World Bank role and instruments in low- and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 44666 JUN 15, 2001

Koeberle, Stefan; Bedoya, Harold; Factora, John; McCarthy, F.Desmond; Disclosed

Malaria and growth (English)

The authors explore the two-sided link between malaria morbidity and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita growth. Climate significantly affects cross-country differences in malaria morbidity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2303 MAR 31, 2000

McCarthy, F. Desmond; Wolf, Holger; Yi Wu

Bolivia - Public Expenditure Review : Bolivia - Revision del Gasto Publico (Spanish)

Bolivia has made tremendous progress in macroeconomic stabilization and in structural reforms. This Public Expenditure Review concentrates on three things: a) an evaluation of the budget as a whole; b) institutional issues in decentralization, domestic resource mobilization and external financing; and c) sector-thematic coverage of education, health, roads, and water & sanitation, and the most pressing generic issues in the public sector. ... See More +

Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report 19232 AUG 03, 1999

Gonzalez, Jose Antonio; McCarthy, Desmond English Disclosed

Bolivia - Public Expenditure Review (English)

Bolivia has made tremendous progress in macroeconomic stabilization and in structural reforms. This Public Expenditure Review concentrates on three things: a) an evaluation of the budget as a whole; b) institutional issues in decentralization, domestic resource mobilization and external financing; and c) sector-thematic coverage of education, health, roads, and water & sanitation, and the most pressing generic issues in the public sector. ... See More +

Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report 19232 JUN 14, 1999

Gonzalez, Jose Antonio; McCarthy, Desmond Spanish

Population aging and pension systems : reform options for China (English)

Using an integrated simulation model, the authors estimate the scope and speed of population-aging in China, the cost of supporting the old, and the impact of different reform options and pension arrangements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1607 MAY 31, 1996

McCarthy, F. Desmond; Kangbin Zheng

Economic performance in small open economies : the Caribbean experience, 1980-1992 (English)

The authors study the economic performance of ten Caribbean islands in two groups: six small islands from the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and four larger islands: Barbados, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1544 NOV 30, 1995

McCarthy, F. Desmond; Zanalda, Giovanni

External shocks and performance responses during systemic transition : the case of Ukraine (English)

Ukraine encountered many economic problems in its first years of independence. Most serious among external shocks were the collapse of trade with the former Soviet Union and the sharp price increases for energy imports. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1361 SEP 30, 1994

McCarthy, F. Desmond; Pant, Chandrashekar; Kangbin Zheng; Zanalda, Giovanni

Measuring the effect of external shocks and the policy response to them : empirical methodology applied to the Philippines (English)

Economies benefit from international trade, but joining the world market also exposes them to external shocks. How can the government in Eastern European and developing countries reduce their vulnerability to such shocks? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1271 MAR 31, 1994

McCarthy, F. Desmond; Neary, J. Peter; Zanalda, Giovanni; DEC

Economic shocks and the global environment (English)

Policy formulation in most countries is complicated by the role of the external economic environment, especially during periods of great external shocks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS870 MAR 31, 1992

McCarthy, F. Desmond; Dhareshwar, Ashok

Problems of developing countries in the 1990s : volume 1 - general topics (English)

This paper contains an overview paper, two Bank staff papers, and general topics. It reviews the current outlook for the world economy in the 1990s and identifies some key economic issues likely to confront policymakers in both developing and industrial nations. ... See More +

Publication WDP97 NOV 30, 1990

McCarthy, F. Desmond [editor]

Problems of developing countries in the 1990s : volume 2 - country studies (English)

This report reviews the current outlook for the world economy in the 1990s and identifies some key economic issues likely to confront policymakers in both developing and industrial nations. ... See More +

Publication WDP98 NOV 30, 1990

McCarthy, F. Desmond [editor]

Developing economies in transition : country studies (English)

The purpose of this paper is to help strengthen the analysis and forecasting capability for global economic prospects of 11 countries and invite experts to exchange views on: (a) how each views his own economy evolving; (b) how they view the linkage to the global economy; and (c) in their view what type of model is best suited for their country of expertise. ... See More +

Publication WDP65 FEB 28, 1990

McCarthy, F. Desmond [editor]

Developing economies in transition : country studies (English)

The purpose of this paper is to help strengthen the analysis and forecasting capability for global economic prospects of 11 countries and invite experts to exchange views on: (a) how each views his own economy evolving; (b) how they view the linkage to the global economy; and (c) in their view what type of model is best suited for their country of expertise. ... See More +

Publication WDP64 DEC 31, 1989

McCarthy, F. Desmond [editor]

Adjustment and external shocks in Ireland (English)

The purpose of this paper is to study the impact of external shocks on an economy which was well along the path of transition to outward looking policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS262 AUG 31, 1989

McAleese, Dermot; McCarthy, F. Desmond

Argentina : toward the year 2000 (English)

This paper discusses the essential elements that govern the medium/long term economic growth prospects for Argentina. It first reviews the broad process of development in comparable countries during the last few decades and then goes on to review recent developments in Argentina and, in particular, the Plan Austral. ... See More +

Internal Discussion Paper IDP13 JUN 30, 1987

Mccarthy,F. Desmond Disclosed

Trade patterns in developing countries, 1964-82 (English)

This paper presents a regression analysis of import and export shares of GDP for 14 commodity and service categories in 55 developing countries over the period 1964-82. ... See More +

Journal Article REP431 JAN 01, 1987

McCarthy, F. Desmond; Taylor, Lance; Talati, Cyrus Disclosed

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Creating partnerships for capacity building in developing countries - the experience of the World Bank (English)
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JUL 31, 2003 WPS3099 Policy Research Working Paper
Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics 2001-2002 (English)
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JAN 01, 2002 25492 Publication
Social policy and macroeconomics : the Irish experience (English)
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DEC 31, 2001 WPS2736 Policy Research Working Paper
Comparative life expectancy in Africa (English)
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AUG 31, 2001 WPS2668 Policy Research Working Paper
Adjustment lending retrospective (English)
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JUN 15, 2001 44666 Working Paper
Malaria and growth (English)
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MAR 31, 2000 WPS2303 Policy Research Working Paper
Bolivia - Public Expenditure Review : Bolivia - Revision del Gasto Publico (Spanish)
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AUG 03, 1999 19232 Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report English
Bolivia - Public Expenditure Review (English)
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JUN 14, 1999 19232 Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report Spanish
Population aging and pension systems : reform options for China (English)
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MAY 31, 1996 WPS1607 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic performance in small open economies : the Caribbean experience, 1980-1992 (English)
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NOV 30, 1995 WPS1544 Policy Research Working Paper
External shocks and performance responses during systemic transition : the case of Ukraine (English)
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SEP 30, 1994 WPS1361 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring the effect of external shocks and the policy response to them : empirical methodology applied to the Philippines (English)
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MAR 31, 1994 WPS1271 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic shocks and the global environment (English)
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MAR 31, 1992 WPS870 Policy Research Working Paper
Problems of developing countries in the 1990s : volume 1 - general topics (English)
See More +
NOV 30, 1990 WDP97 Publication
Problems of developing countries in the 1990s : volume 2 - country studies (English)
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NOV 30, 1990 WDP98 Publication
Developing economies in transition : country studies (English)
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FEB 28, 1990 WDP65 Publication
Developing economies in transition : country studies (English)
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DEC 31, 1989 WDP64 Publication
Adjustment and external shocks in Ireland (English)
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AUG 31, 1989 WPS262 Policy Research Working Paper
Argentina : toward the year 2000 (English)
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JUN 30, 1987 IDP13 Internal Discussion Paper
Trade patterns in developing countries, 1964-82 (English)
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JAN 01, 1987 REP431 Journal Article