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Public research organizations and agricultural development in Brazil : how did Embrapa get it right? (English)

One of the most extraordinary events in Brazil in the past 30 years has been the country's agricultural revolution. In the 1970s, food scarcity was a concrete risk in a country experiencing rapid urbanization and middle class expansion. ... See More +

Brief 88490 JUN 01, 2014

Correa, Paulo; Schmidt, Cristiane

A framework to assess the fiscal risks of public bodies : Jamaica (English)

This note outlines a framework for assessing the extent of fiscal risks inherent in the operations of public bodies (PBs), highlighting eight applications in Jamaica. ... See More +

Brief 88612 JUN 01, 2014

Longmore, Rohan; Cazorla, Marta Riveira; Verhoeven, Marijn

Another attempt to reform Brazil's intergovernmental financing arrangements : preliminary results and future prospects (English)

Since the mid-1990s, Brazil has struggled, with limited success, to reform its intergovernmental financing arrangements. Every four years, the electoral cycle brings promises of much needed reforms. ... See More +

Brief 88640 JUN 01, 2014

Barroso, Rafael; Araujo, Jorge Thompson

Three perspectives on Brazilian growth pessimism (English)

Over the last few years, Brazil's growth has significantly decelerated. Accompanying this slowdown, a change in commentary on Brazil's economic future has emerged, and is reflected in a recent ratings downgrade of Brazilian sovereign paper and an overall much-bleaker growth outlook both for the near and medium term. ... See More +

Brief 88848 JUN 01, 2014

Canuto, Otaviano; Schellekens, Philip

Sharing prosperity by closing South Asia's infrastructure gap (English)

While South Asia's average gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the past decade was only slightly lower than in East Asia and the Pacific, the region significantly lags behind in terms of infrastructure access. ... See More +

Brief 88928 JUN 01, 2014

Biller, Dan; Andres, Luis; Dappe, Matias Herrera; Basnyat, Ashma

The commodity super cycle : is this time different? (English)

Some analysts believe that the commodity price boom of the new millennium has played itself out. However, natural resource based commodity prices (with the exception of shale gas and its downward pressure on United States (U.S.) natural gas prices) have remained high by historical records over the last few years, despite the feeble global economic recovery. ... See More +

Brief 88949 JUN 01, 2014

Canuto, Otaviano

Information for export survival : an analysis of Georgian export performance and survival in international markets (English)

Successful entry into export markets and the subsequent survival of export flows are crucial if a country is to grow and diversify its export base. ... See More +

Brief 88992 JUN 01, 2014

Reyes, Jose-Daniel; Varela, Gonzalo; McKenna, Miles

Long-term finance in EMEs : navigating between risks and policy choices (English)

Emerging market economies (EMEs) are making important strides in developing long-term finance capital market vehicles to support investment in strategic areas such as infrastructure. ... See More +

Brief 89224 JUN 01, 2014

Canuto, Otaviano; Caputo Silva, Anderson; Garcia-Kilroy, Catiana

Future without oil? : diversifying options for Trinidad and Tobago (English)

Trinidad and Tobago (T and T) is an example of successful diversification within the oil and gas sector and the country is now a global player in the energy industry. ... See More +

Brief 87852 MAY 01, 2014

Carneiro, Francisco Galrao; Longmore, Rohan; Cazorla, Marta Riveira; Jaupart, Pascal

Making global value chains work for development (English)

Global value chains (GVCs) are playing an increasingly important role in business strategies, which has profoundly changed international trade and development paradigms. ... See More +

Brief 88053 MAY 01, 2014

Taglioni, Daria; Winkler, Deborah

Is aging bad for the economy? Maybe (English)

The world's aging population is expected to shape the future of economies across the globe. Without behavioral adaptation by current and future generations, this demographic transformation is likely to slow down economic growth. ... See More +

Brief 88221 MAY 01, 2014

Onder, Harun; Pestieau, Pierre

Sluggish post crisis growth : policies, secular stagnation, and outlook (English)

In the aftermath of the recent global financial crisis, advanced economies have continued to experience sluggish growth. Is this slow post crisis growth the result of a policy response that was overly reliant on monetary policy, which ran into the zero interest rate lower bound before growth, was restored? ... See More +

Brief 86483 APR 01, 2014

Canuto, Otaviano; Nallari, Raj; Griffith, Breda

Urbanization, gender, and business creation in the informal sector in India (English)

This Economic Premise examines the intersection of four important development themes: urbanization, agglomeration, gender, and informality. ... See More +

Brief 87096 APR 01, 2014

Ghani, Ejaz; Kanbur, Ravi; O'Connell Stephen D.

Nothing to fear but fear itself : evidence on imported intermediates in Indonesia (English)

The combination of an increasing trade imbalance, concerns about deindustrialization after several years of booming commodity prices, and rising imports of intermediate inputs and capital goods over the last decade has triggered new restrictive trade measures that have been gaining ground in Indonesia. ... See More +

Brief 85983 MAR 01, 2014

Rahardja, Sjamsu; Varela, Gonzalo

Access to finance, product innovation, and middle-income growth traps (English)

After experiencing an initial period of rapid growth, many developing countries have fallen into the middle-income 'trap', stuck between low-wage, low-technology markets and high-income, innovation-based developed economies. ... See More +

Brief 86114 MAR 01, 2014

Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Canuto, Otaviano; Jelenic, Michael

Global value chains in the current trade slowdown (English)

Real growth in global trade has decelerated significantly since its sharp recovery in 2010. Year-on-year growth in global real trade1 decelerated from 13.3 percent at the end of the first quarter of 2010, to 9.9, 3.1, and 0.5 percent at the end of the first quarters of 2011, 2012, and 2013, respectively, while picking back up to 3.9 percent in the year leading up to the fourth quarter of 2013. ... See More +

Brief 86232 MAR 01, 2014

Ferrantino, Michael J.; Taglioni, Daria

Why is reducing energy subsidies a prudent, fair, and transformative policy for Indonesia? (English)

If there was one bold and timely policy to transform Indonesia, this is it. In 2012, spending on energy subsidies claimed more than one-fifth of the central government's budget, that is, more than three times the allocation for infrastructure such as roads, water, electricity and irrigation networks, and three times the government wide spending on health. ... See More +

Brief 86815 MAR 01, 2014

Diop, Ndiame

Reforming subsidies in Morocco (English)

The cost of the subsidy system in Morocco peaked at 6.6 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2012, an amount larger than the country's total investment budget for that year. ... See More +

Brief 84516 FEB 01, 2014

Verme, Paolo; El-Massnaoui, Khalid; Araar, Abdelkrim

Does FDI work for Africa? Assessing local spillovers in a world of global value chains (English)

The extent to which developing countries benefit from foreign direct investment (FDI) depends on whether they are able to realize the productivity-enhancing benefits of knowledge and technology spillovers from foreign investors. ... See More +

Brief 84951 FEB 01, 2014

Farole, Thomas; Winkler, Deborah

What makes cities more competitive? Lessons from India (English)

Policy makers in both developed and developing countries want to accelerate spatial development, make cities more competitive, attract new entrepreneurs, boost economic growth, and promote job creation. ... See More +

Brief 83905 JAN 01, 2014

Ghani, Ejaz; Kerr, William; O'Connell, Stephen D.

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Public research organizations and agricultural development in Brazil : how did Embrapa get it right? (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88490 Brief
A framework to assess the fiscal risks of public bodies : Jamaica (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88612 Brief
Another attempt to reform Brazil's intergovernmental financing arrangements : preliminary results and future prospects (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88640 Brief
Three perspectives on Brazilian growth pessimism (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88848 Brief
Sharing prosperity by closing South Asia's infrastructure gap (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88928 Brief
The commodity super cycle : is this time different? (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88949 Brief
Information for export survival : an analysis of Georgian export performance and survival in international markets (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88992 Brief
Long-term finance in EMEs : navigating between risks and policy choices (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 89224 Brief
Future without oil? : diversifying options for Trinidad and Tobago (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 87852 Brief
Making global value chains work for development (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88053 Brief
Is aging bad for the economy? Maybe (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88221 Brief
Sluggish post crisis growth : policies, secular stagnation, and outlook (English)
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APR 01, 2014 86483 Brief
Urbanization, gender, and business creation in the informal sector in India (English)
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APR 01, 2014 87096 Brief
Nothing to fear but fear itself : evidence on imported intermediates in Indonesia (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 85983 Brief
Access to finance, product innovation, and middle-income growth traps (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86114 Brief
Global value chains in the current trade slowdown (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86232 Brief
Why is reducing energy subsidies a prudent, fair, and transformative policy for Indonesia? (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86815 Brief
Reforming subsidies in Morocco (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 84516 Brief
Does FDI work for Africa? Assessing local spillovers in a world of global value chains (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 84951 Brief
What makes cities more competitive? Lessons from India (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 83905 Brief