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Tajikistan : key priorities for climate change adaptation (English)

How should Tajikistan adapt to ongoing and future climate change, in particular given the many pressing development challenges it currently faces? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5487 NOV 01, 2010

Barbone, Luca; Reva, Anna; Zaidi, Salman Disclosed

The great crisis and fiscal institutions in eastern and central Europe and central Asia (English)

This paper examines fiscal outcomes in Eastern and Central European countries before and during the global crisis of 2008-2010. These outcomes are evaluated in the context of overall changes in fiscal institutions and global market conditions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5453 OCT 01, 2010

Barbone, Luca; Islam, Roumeen; Sanchez, Luis Alvaro Disclosed

The foreign-born population in the European Union and its contribution to national tax and benefit systems : some insights from recent household survey data (English)

Despite the purported surge in internal migration following the 2004 enlargement of the European Union, data from the 2006 European Union Survey of Income and Living Conditions show that internal migrants are a relatively small share of the European Union's population. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4899 APR 01, 2009

Barbone, Luca; Bontch-Osmolovsky, Misha; Zaidi, Salman Disclosed

Strengthening governance through engaged societies : lessons from the implementation of poverty reduction strategies (English)

In December 1999, the Boards of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund approved a new approach to their relations with low-income countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3898 APR 01, 2006

Barbone, Luca; Sharkey, Katrina Disclosed

Transition 11 (6) (English)

World Bank's Ukraine team on unchartered territories - learning from past mistakes: interview with Country Director Luca Barbone. Voices of the people: comments on the Bank's country assistance strategy from Ukraine. ... See More +

Newsletter 21812 JAN 31, 2001

Barbone, Luca; Siner, Martin; Stern, Jon; Chi Fulin; Balaj, Barbara; Lizal, Lubomir; Singer, Miroslav; Svejnar, Jan; Sabirianova, Klara; Gupta, Nadini; Ham, John C.; Horvath, Tamas M.; Peteri, Gabor; Gassmann, Franziska

Forest taxes, government revenues, and the sustainable exploitation of tropical forests (English)

This paper presents a model of forester, and government behavior applicable to the Central African context. The aim of the model is to gain insights on the role of different fiscal instruments at the disposal of governments, for achieving the dual objective of environmental sustainability, and revenue maximization. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 22695 JAN 31, 2000

Barbone, Luca; Zalduendo, Juan

Reforming tax systems - the World Bank record in the 1990s (English)

The main constraint on world Bank operations in tax and customs administration is the Bank's inadequate institutional framework for accumulating knowledge from loan operations, concludes this review of the Bank's record on reform of tax systems in the 1990s. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2237 NOV 30, 1999

Barbone, Luca; Das-Gupta, Arindam; De Wulf, Luc; Hansson, Anna

Pensions and social security in Sub-Saharan Africa : issues and options (English)

The paper presents an overview of social security reform issues in Africa, based on the examination of a number of case studies for both Francophone, and Anglophone Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 22690 OCT 31, 1999

Barbone, Luca; Sanchez B., Luis-Alvaro

The state after communism : administrative transitions in Central and Eastern Europe (English)

This volume is intended as a potential tool for Central and Eastern European policy makers inside and outside the public sphere who are trying to craft a new model of government for the transition and beyond. ... See More +

Publication 18779 JAN 31, 1999

Nunberg, Barbara; Barbone, Luca; Derlien, Hans-Urlich

Are markets learning? : behavior in the secondary market for Brady bonds (English)

The authors analyze some aspects of the market for Brady bonds (restructured debt in developing countries). They focus on how the debt crisis in Mexico in 1994 affected risk assessment (as measured by the stripped spread) in other Brady countries, especially Poland. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1734 FEB 28, 1997

Barbone, Luca; Forni, Lorenzo

EU (European Union) accession of central and eastern Europe : bridging the income gap (English)

Joining the European Union (EU) is perhaps the key political and economic objective of Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries as they approach the 21st century. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1721 FEB 28, 1997

Barbone, Luca; Zalduendo, Juan

Structural adjustment, ownership transformation, and size in Polish industry (English)

The authors argue that significant adjustment took place in Polish industry after Poland's 1990 reforms. They analyze data on two- and three-digit manufacturing industries, disaggregated by firm ownership and size. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1624 JUL 31, 1996

Barbone, Luca; Marchetti, Jr., Domenico; Paternostro, Stefano

Public finances and economic transition (English)

The authors analyze developments in general government spending and revenues for 26 former social economies for 1989-94. The data show that, rather than uniformly converting to a "Western European" norm, these reforming economies have followed a variety of patterns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1585 MAR 31, 1996

Barbone, Luca; Polackova, Hana

Economic transformation and the fiscal crisis : a critical look at the Central European experience of the 1990s (English)

The authors argue that traditional explanations of the fiscal crisis in reforming ex-socialist economies overlook crucial connections between key components of the deficit - particularly between reductions in spending and declines in revenues. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1286 APR 30, 1994

Barbone, Luca; Marchetti, Domenico Jr.; DEC

Ecuador : quasi fiscal deficits - walking through the maze of subsidies (English)

Internal Discussion Paper IDP81 AUG 15, 1990

Barbone, Luca; Vicens, Mario Eligible for Disclosure

Marginal effective tax rates on capital income in Argentina (English)

Internal Discussion Paper IDP50 AUG 31, 1989

Barbone, Luca; McKee, Michael Eligible for Disclosure

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Tajikistan : key priorities for climate change adaptation (English)
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NOV 01, 2010 WPS5487 Policy Research Working Paper
The great crisis and fiscal institutions in eastern and central Europe and central Asia (English)
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OCT 01, 2010 WPS5453 Policy Research Working Paper
The foreign-born population in the European Union and its contribution to national tax and benefit systems : some insights from recent household survey data (English)
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APR 01, 2009 WPS4899 Policy Research Working Paper
Strengthening governance through engaged societies : lessons from the implementation of poverty reduction strategies (English)
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APR 01, 2006 WPS3898 Policy Research Working Paper
Transition 11 (6) (English)
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JAN 31, 2001 21812 Newsletter
Forest taxes, government revenues, and the sustainable exploitation of tropical forests (English)
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JAN 31, 2000 22695 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Reforming tax systems - the World Bank record in the 1990s (English)
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NOV 30, 1999 WPS2237 Policy Research Working Paper
Pensions and social security in Sub-Saharan Africa : issues and options (English)
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OCT 31, 1999 22690 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The state after communism : administrative transitions in Central and Eastern Europe (English)
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JAN 31, 1999 18779 Publication
Are markets learning? : behavior in the secondary market for Brady bonds (English)
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FEB 28, 1997 WPS1734 Policy Research Working Paper
EU (European Union) accession of central and eastern Europe : bridging the income gap (English)
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FEB 28, 1997 WPS1721 Policy Research Working Paper
Structural adjustment, ownership transformation, and size in Polish industry (English)
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JUL 31, 1996 WPS1624 Policy Research Working Paper
Public finances and economic transition (English)
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MAR 31, 1996 WPS1585 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic transformation and the fiscal crisis : a critical look at the Central European experience of the 1990s (English)
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APR 30, 1994 WPS1286 Policy Research Working Paper
Ecuador : quasi fiscal deficits - walking through the maze of subsidies (English)
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AUG 15, 1990 IDP81 Internal Discussion Paper
Marginal effective tax rates on capital income in Argentina (English)
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AUG 31, 1989 IDP50 Internal Discussion Paper