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Regional economic update : harnessing the global recovery - a tough road ahead (English)

Many countries in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will start to benefit from stronger external demand in the high-income economies, as the global economy is set for a rebound in 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 86446 APR 01, 2014

Mottaghi, Lili; Devarajan, Shanta

Growth slowdown heightens the need for reforms (English)

Ongoing regional tensions, together with a challenging external environment, have hit the economies of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region hard. ... See More +

Brief 86489 JAN 01, 2014

Mottaghi, Lili; Devarajan, Shanta French, Arabic

Growth slowdown heightens the need for reforms (Arabic)

Ongoing regional tensions, together with a challenging external environment, have hit the economies of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region hard. ... See More +

Brief 86489 JAN 01, 2014

Mottaghi, Lili; Devarajan, Shanta English, French

Growth slowdown heightens the need for reforms : Le ralentissement de la croissance accentue la necessite des reformes (French)

Ongoing regional tensions, together with a challenging external environment, have hit the economies of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region hard. ... See More +

Brief 86489 JAN 01, 2014

Mottaghi, Lili; Devarajan, Shanta English, Arabic

Middle East and North Africa - economic developments and prospects : investing in turbulent times (English)

The political and social upheavals that followed the Arab Spring of 2011 continue to dominate economic activity and near term prospects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study 81757 OCT 01, 2013

Ianchovichina, Elena; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Burger, Martijn; Cosic, Damir; Rouis, Mustapha

Stress-testing Africa's recent growth and poverty performance (English)

After an impressive acceleration in growth and poverty reduction since the mid-1990s, many African countries continue to register robust growth in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6517 JUN 01, 2013

Maliszewska, Maryla; Go, Delfin S.; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Osorio-Rodarte, Israel; Timmer, Hans

The Africa competitiveness report 2013 (English)

The Africa competitiveness report 2013 comes out at a time of growing international attention focused on Africa as an investment destination and mounting talk of an African economic renaissance. ... See More +

Annual Report 77452 JAN 01, 2013

Kim, Jim Yong; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Tata. Gaiv; Um, Paul Noumba

Avoiding the fragility trap in Africa (English)

Not only do Africa's fragile states grow more slowly than non-fragile states, but they seem to be caught in a "fragility trap". For instance, the probability that a fragile state in 2001 was still fragile in 2009 was 0.95. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5884 NOV 01, 2011

Cinyabuguma, Matthias; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Andrimihaja, Noro Aina

Civil society, public action and accountability in Africa (English)

This paper examines the potential role of civil society action in increasing state accountability for development in Sub-Saharan Africa. It further develops the analytical framework of the World Development Report 2004 on accountability relationships, to emphasize the underlying political economy drivers of accountability and implications for how civil society is constituted and functions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5733 JUL 01, 2011

Walton, Michael; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Khemani, Stuti

Africa - Leveraging the crisis into a development takeoff (English)

Africa's precise growth and poverty reduction was the result of increased external resources, a buoyant global economy and crucially improved economic policies. ... See More +

Brief 56500 SEP 01, 2010

Devarajan, Shantayanan; Shetty, Sudhir

Increasing public expenditure efficiency in oil-rich economies : a proposal (English)

This paper proposes that, to increase the efficiency of public spending in oil-rich economies, some or all of the oil revenues be transferred to citizens, and fiscal instruments such as taxation be used to finance public expenditures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5287 APR 01, 2010

Raballand, Gael; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Le, Tuan Minh

Tax policy to reduce carbon emissions in south Africa (English)

Noting that South Africa may be one of the few African countries that could contribute to mitigating climate change, the authors explore the impact of a carbon tax relative to alternative energy taxes on economic welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4933 MAY 01, 2009

Robinson, Sherman; Go, Delfin S.; Thierfelder, Karen; Devarajan, Shantayanan

Africa at a turning point? Growth, aid, and external shocks (English)

This book is a collection of essays that seeks to answer three interrelated sets of questions about Africa's recent growth recovery. The first set of essays addresses questions about the drivers and durability of Africa's growth. ... See More +

Publication 43976 APR 14, 2008

Go, Delfin S.; Page, John; Arbache, Jorge; Korman, Vijdan; Ye, Xiao; Chuhan-Pole, Punam; Fitzpatrick, Brendan; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Robinson, Sherman; Thierfelder, Karen; Lofgren, Hans; Diaz-Bonilla, Carolina; Ratha, Dilip; Mohapatra, Sanket; Plaza, Sonia; Raddatz, Claudio; Devlin, Julia; Lewin, Michael; Ranaweera, Thilakaratna; Budina, Nina; van Wijnbergen, Sweder; Andriamihaja, Noro; Vecchi, Giovanni; Essama-Nssah, B.; Kearney, Marna

Two comments on governance indicators : where are we, where should we be going? by Daniel Kaufmann and Aart Kraay (English)

This article provides a useful taxonomy of governance indicators, distinguishing between those measuring rules on the books and rules on the ground and those reflecting the views of experts and the results of surveys. ... See More +

Journal Article 76777 FEB 12, 2008

Devarajan, Shantayanan

The World Bank research observer 23 (1) (English)

Governance indicators: where are we, where should we be going? By Daniel Kaufmann, and Aart Kraay. Two comments on "governance indicators: where are we, where should we be going?" ... See More +

Publication 47585 FEB 01, 2008

Kaufmann, Daniel; Kraay, Aart; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Johnson, Simon; Easterly, William; Irwin, Timothy; Serven, Luis; Gill, Indermit S.; Ozer, Ceren;; Tatucu, Radu; Cadot, Olivier; Melo, Jaime de;

Aid, growth, and real exchange rate dynamics (English)

Devarajan, Go, Page, Robinson, and Thierfelder argued that if aid is about the future and recipients are able to plan consumption and investment decisions optimally over time, then the potential problem of an aid-induced appreciation of the real exchange rate (Dutch disease) does not occur. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4480 JAN 01, 2008

Page, John; Robinson, Sherman; Go, Delfin S.; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Thierfelder, Karen

The World Bank economic review 21 (1) (English)

This issue includes the following: growth and risk: methodology and micro evidence; by Chris Elbers, Jan Willem Gunning, and Bill Kinsey. Dollars, debt, and international financial institutions: dedollarizing multilateral lending; by Eduardo Levy Yeyati. ... See More +

Publication 45346 JAN 01, 2007

Elbers, Chris; Willem Gunning, Jan; Kinsey, Bill; Levy Yeyat, Eduardo; Fiess, Norbert; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Jack, William; O'Donnell, Owen;; Pradhan, Menno; Saadah, Fadia; Sparrow, Robert; Pfaffenzeller, Stephan; Newbold, Paul; Rayner, Anthony; Nicita, Alessandro; Olarreaga, Marcelo;; Karan Anup; M. Leung, Gabriel; Wan Ng, Chiu; Raj Pande, Badri; Tin, Keith; Tisayaticom, Kanjana; Trisnantoro, Laksono; Zhang, Yuhui; Zhao, Yuxin;; Doorslaer, Eddy van; Rannan-Eliya, Ravi P.; Somanathan, Aparnaa; Raj Adhikari, Shiva; Harbianto Den; Garg Charu C; Hanuorauongchai, Piya; N. Hug, Mohammed;

Protecting the vulnerable : the tradeoff between risk reduction and public insurance (English)

This article examines a basic question in designing social protection policies: how should a government allocate a fixed budget between these two activities? ... See More +

Journal Article 77536 JAN 01, 2007

Devarajan, Shantayanan; Jack, William

The World Bank economic review 20 (1) (English)

This issue includes the following: making conditional cash transfer programs more efficient: designing for maximum effect of the conditionality, by Alain de Janvry, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. ... See More +

Publication 34816 JAN 01, 2006

Bell, CIive; Gersbach, Hans; Cubbin, John; Kirkpatrick, Colin; Janvry, Alain de; Duclos, Jean-Yves; Sanchez, Mario A; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Younger, Stephen D; Orazem, Peter F.; Sahn, David; Parker, David; Sadoulet, Elisabeth; Gunnarsson, Victoria; Stern, Jon

Long run economic costs of AIDS : a model with an application to South Africa (English)

Primarily a disease of young adults, Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) imposes economic costs that could be devastatingly high in the long run by undermining the transmission of human capital the main driver of long-run economic growth across generations. ... See More +

Journal Article 77514 JAN 01, 2006

Bell, Clive; Gersbach, Hans; Devarajan, Shantayanan

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Regional economic update : harnessing the global recovery - a tough road ahead (English)
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APR 01, 2014 86446 Working Paper
Growth slowdown heightens the need for reforms (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 86489 Brief French, Arabic
Growth slowdown heightens the need for reforms (Arabic)
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JAN 01, 2014 86489 Brief English, French
Growth slowdown heightens the need for reforms : Le ralentissement de la croissance accentue la necessite des reformes (French)
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JAN 01, 2014 86489 Brief English, Arabic
Middle East and North Africa - economic developments and prospects : investing in turbulent times (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 81757 Other Financial Sector Study
Stress-testing Africa's recent growth and poverty performance (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6517 Policy Research Working Paper
The Africa competitiveness report 2013 (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 77452 Annual Report
Avoiding the fragility trap in Africa (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 WPS5884 Policy Research Working Paper
Civil society, public action and accountability in Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2011 WPS5733 Policy Research Working Paper
Africa - Leveraging the crisis into a development takeoff (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 56500 Brief
Increasing public expenditure efficiency in oil-rich economies : a proposal (English)
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APR 01, 2010 WPS5287 Policy Research Working Paper
Tax policy to reduce carbon emissions in south Africa (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 WPS4933 Policy Research Working Paper
Africa at a turning point? Growth, aid, and external shocks (English)
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APR 14, 2008 43976 Publication
Two comments on governance indicators : where are we, where should we be going? by Daniel Kaufmann and Aart Kraay (English)
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FEB 12, 2008 76777 Journal Article
The World Bank research observer 23 (1) (English)
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FEB 01, 2008 47585 Publication
Aid, growth, and real exchange rate dynamics (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 WPS4480 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 21 (1) (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 45346 Publication
Protecting the vulnerable : the tradeoff between risk reduction and public insurance (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 77536 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 20 (1) (English)
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JAN 01, 2006 34816 Publication
Long run economic costs of AIDS : a model with an application to South Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2006 77514 Journal Article