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Budget rules and resource booms : a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium analysis (English)

This paper develops a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model to analyze and derive simple budget rules in the face of volatile public revenue from natural resources in a low-income country like Niger. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6984 JUL 01, 2014

Devarajan, Shantayanan; Dissou, Yazid; Go, Delfin S.; Robinson, Sherman

Predictions, perceptions and economic reality (English)

This issue of the MENA quarterly brief assesses the macroeconomic performance of seven of the MENA countries: Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen and Libya. ... See More +

Brief 89844 JUL 01, 2014

Mottaghi, Lili; Devarajan, Shanta French, Arabic

Predictions, perceptions and economic reality : Previsions, perceptions et realite economique (French)

This issue of the MENA quarterly brief assesses the macroeconomic performance of seven of the MENA countries: Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen and Libya. ... See More +

Brief 89844 JUL 01, 2014

Mottaghi, Lili; Devarajan, Shanta English, Arabic

Predictions, perceptions and economic reality (Arabic)

This issue of the MENA quarterly brief assesses the macroeconomic performance of seven of the MENA countries: Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen and Libya. ... See More +

Brief 89844 JUL 01, 2014

Mottaghi, Lili; Devarajan, Shanta English, French

Harnessing the global recovery : a tough road ahead (English)

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional economic update focuses on recent economic developments and outlines the economic challenges and opportunities facing countries in the region. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 86446 APR 01, 2014

Mottaghi, Lili; Devarajan, Shanta French, Arabic

Harnessing the global recovery : a tough road ahead (Arabic)

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional economic update focuses on recent economic developments and outlines the economic challenges and opportunities facing countries in the region. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 86446 APR 01, 2014

Mottaghi, Lili; Devarajan, Shanta English, French

World Bank Middle East and North Africa region : regional economic update - harnessing the global recovery - a tough road ahead : Tirer parti de la reprise de l'économie mondiale : une route semée d'embûches (French)

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 +

Economic Updates and Modeling 86446 APR 01, 2014

Mottaghi, Lili; Devarajan, Shanta English, Arabic

Growth slowdown heightens the need for reforms (English)

This brief concerns the ongoing regional tensions, together with a challenging (albeit slightly improving) external environment, that 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)

This brief concerns the ongoing regional tensions, together with a challenging (albeit slightly improving) external environment, that 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)

This brief concerns the ongoing regional tensions, together with a challenging (albeit slightly improving) external environment, that 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

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Budget rules and resource booms : a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium analysis (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6984 Policy Research Working Paper
Predictions, perceptions and economic reality (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89844 Brief French, Arabic
Predictions, perceptions and economic reality : Previsions, perceptions et realite economique (French)
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JUL 01, 2014 89844 Brief English, Arabic
Predictions, perceptions and economic reality (Arabic)
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JUL 01, 2014 89844 Brief English, French
Harnessing the global recovery : a tough road ahead (English)
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APR 01, 2014 86446 Economic Updates and Modeling French, Arabic
Harnessing the global recovery : a tough road ahead (Arabic)
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APR 01, 2014 86446 Economic Updates and Modeling English, French
World Bank Middle East and North Africa region : regional economic update - harnessing the global recovery - a tough road ahead : Tirer parti de la reprise de l'économie mondiale : une route semée d'embûches (French)
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APR 01, 2014 86446 Economic Updates and Modeling English, Arabic
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