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Demography, urbanization and development : rural push, urban pull and... urban push ? (English)

Developing countries have urbanized rapidly since 1950. To explain urbanization, standard models emphasize rural-urban migration, focusing on rural push factors (agricultural modernization and rural poverty) and urban pull factors (industrialization and urban-biased policies). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7333 JUN 23, 2015

Jedwab,Remi Camille; Christiaensen,Luc; Gindelsky,Marina

The World Bank financial sector advisory center : Vienna annual report 2014 (English)

Significant progress has been made in addressing the fault lines that led to the global financial crisis. The European Union (EU) is gradually implementing a new financial architecture - aiming to achieve more integrated, competitive, and hopefully, better supervised financial institutions - while addressing the resolvability of systemic banking institutions without recourse to fiscal support, and implementing international agreements directed at enhancing the resilience of banking institutions such as Basel III and the financial stability board (FSB) recommendations. ... See More +

Annual Report 97666 MAY 01, 2015

Montes-Negret,Fernando; DHulster,Katia

HIV epidemics in the European region : vulnerability and response (English)

This report aims to describe the dynamics of HIV epidemics among vulnerable and key populations at high risk in the European region, focusing specifically on people who inject drugs (PWID), sex workers (SWs) and men who have sex with men (MSM). ... See More +

Publication 93948 JAN 28, 2015

Hickson, Ford; Hope, Vivian; Jolley, Emma; Latypov, Alisher; Platt, Lucy; Reynolds, Lucy; Rhodes, Tim

A guide to Corporate Governance practices in the European Union (English)

As one of the most rapidly changing corporate governance environments in the world, Europe represents a microcosm of the exciting innovation happening in the corporate governance arena, ranging from new approaches to board-level corporate governance practices to changes in regulatory requirements at the legislative level. ... See More +

Working Paper 97118 JAN 01, 2015

Germanova,Ralitza; Pierce,Christopher John; Richez-Baum, Beatrice; Armstrong,Philip Anthony

European economic and monetary union sovereign debt markets (English)

This paper focuses on developments in the European Economic and Monetary Union sovereign debt markets in the past decade. The ?rst part analyzes the integration and segmentation structure of the bond markets of the Economic and Monetary Union before and after the sovereign debt crisis, by introducing the novel concept of correlation-based stable networks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7149 JAN 01, 2015

Sensoy, Ahmet; Hacihasanoglu, Erk; Rostom, Ahmed

The ICSID caseload : statistics (special focus - European Union) : Carga de casos del CIADI : estadisticas (edicion especial - Union Europea) (Spanish)

This issue of the international centre for settlement of investment disputes (ICSID) caseload: statistics (special focus - European Union (EU)) provides an overview of the ICSID caseload involving member states of the EU. ... See More +

Working Paper 93628 JAN 01, 2015

English, French

The ICSID caseload : statistics (special focus - European Union) (English)

This issue of the international centre for settlement of investment disputes (ICSID) caseload: statistics (special focus - European Union (EU)) provides an overview of the ICSID caseload involving member states of the EU. ... See More +

Working Paper 93628 JAN 01, 2015

Spanish, French

The ICSID caseload : statistics (special focus - European Union) : Affaires du CIRDI : statistiques (numero special - Union Europeenne) (French)

This issue of the international centre for settlement of investment disputes (ICSID) caseload: statistics (special focus - European Union (EU)) provides an overview of the ICSID caseload involving member states of the EU. ... See More +

Working Paper 93628 JAN 01, 2015

English, Spanish

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Appraisal Stage) - Disaster and Climate Risk Management Project Additional Financing - P148125 (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSA1075 DEC 19, 2014

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Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Disaster and Climate Risk Management Project Additional Financing - P148125 (English)

Project Information Document PIDA15098 DEC 19, 2014

0000A8056

PPIAF supports the institutional and policy environment for PPPs in Jordan (English)

PPIAF has supported the Government of Jordan to improve the institutional and policy environment for public-private partnerships (PPPs). The objective is to provide the enabling conditions for the development of a PPP program that seeks to improve and expand access to infrastructure services to the people of Jordan. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 93855 DEC 01, 2014

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Appraisal Stage) - Danube Water Program Additional Financing - P152569 (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSA1094 NOV 14, 2014

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ECOWAS economic partnership agreement with the EU and Nigerian trade and development (English)

This paper offers a simple way to assess the impact on the economy of Nigeria of an economic partnership agreement (EPA) between the ECOWAS countries and the European Union (EU) , based on the market access offer contained in the negotiation proposals in early 2014 with the following key elements: liberalization, to the benefit of the EU, of West African market access for 75 percent of tariff lines over a period of 20 years; three categories of products subject to gradual liberalization, in four stages of five years each, starting on December 31, 2019 for the first category being liberalized and finishing in 2035 for the third category. ... See More +

Working Paper 93166 SEP 30, 2014

von Uexkull, Erik Jan; Njinkeu, Dominique; Maur, Jean-Christophe; Coste, Antoine; Shui, Lulu

Why firms avoid cutting wages : survey evidence from European firms (English)

Firms very rarely cut nominal wages, even in the face of considerable negative economic shocks. This paper uses a unique survey of fourteen European countries to ask firms directly about the incidence of wage cuts and to assess the relevance of a range of potential reasons for why the firms avoid cutting wages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6976 JUL 01, 2014

Du Caju, Philip; Kosma, Theodora; Lawless, Martina; Messina, Julian; Room, Tairi

Learning dynamics and support for economic reforms : why good news can be bad (English)

Support for economic reforms has often shown puzzling dynamics: many reforms that began successfully lost public support. This paper shows that learning dynamics can rationalize this paradox because the process of revealing reform outcomes is an example of sampling without replacement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6973 JUL 01, 2014

van Wijnbergen, Sweder; Willems, Tim

Fragmentation, incomes, and jobs : an analysis of European competitiveness (English)

Increasing fragmentation of production across borders is changing the nature of international competition. As a result, conventional indicators of competitiveness based on gross exports are becoming less informative and new measures are needed. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6833 APR 01, 2014

Timmer, Marcel P.; Los, Bart; Stehrer, Robert; de Vries, Gaaitzen

The impact of funding models and foreign bank ownership on bank credit growth : is Central and Eastern Europe different ? (English)

This paper provides new evidence on the factors affecting protracted credit contraction in the wake of the global financial crisis. The paper applies panel vector autoregressions to a global panel that consists of quarterly data for 41 countries for the period 2000-2011 and documents that domestic private credit growth is highly sensitive to cross-border funding shocks around the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6783 FEB 01, 2014

Feyen, Erik; Letelier, Raquel; Love, Inessa; Maimbo, Samuel Munzele; Rocha, Roberto

Diversified development : making the most of natural resources in Eurasia (English)

This report is about the twelve countries of the former Soviet Union (Eurasia). About 85 percent of the regions economic output is in six resource-rich economies. ... See More +

Publication 85417 JAN 01, 2014

Gill, Indermit S.; Izvorski, Ivailo; Eeghen, Willem van; Rosa, Donato De

European Commission and World Bank Group trust funds (English)

The European Commissions (ECs) contributions to the World Bank Group (WBG) totaled United States (U.S.) 2,912.3 million dollars for fiscal years 2009-14. ... See More +

Brief 89576 DEC 31, 2013

Official Documents- Amendment to the Ageministration Agreement with the Russian Federation for TF071864 (English)

Agreement DEC 18, 2013

Png,Margaret

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Demography, urbanization and development : rural push, urban pull and... urban push ? (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7333 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank financial sector advisory center : Vienna annual report 2014 (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 97666 Annual Report
HIV epidemics in the European region : vulnerability and response (English)
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JAN 28, 2015 93948 Publication
A guide to Corporate Governance practices in the European Union (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 97118 Working Paper
European economic and monetary union sovereign debt markets (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7149 Policy Research Working Paper
The ICSID caseload : statistics (special focus - European Union) : Carga de casos del CIADI : estadisticas (edicion especial - Union Europea) (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2015 93628 Working Paper English, French
The ICSID caseload : statistics (special focus - European Union) (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93628 Working Paper Spanish, French
The ICSID caseload : statistics (special focus - European Union) : Affaires du CIRDI : statistiques (numero special - Union Europeenne) (French)
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JAN 01, 2015 93628 Working Paper English, Spanish
Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Appraisal Stage) - Disaster and Climate Risk Management Project Additional Financing - P148125 (English)
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DEC 19, 2014 ISDSA1075 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Disaster and Climate Risk Management Project Additional Financing - P148125 (English)
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DEC 19, 2014 PIDA15098 Project Information Document
PPIAF supports the institutional and policy environment for PPPs in Jordan (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 93855 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Appraisal Stage) - Danube Water Program Additional Financing - P152569 (English)
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NOV 14, 2014 ISDSA1094 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
ECOWAS economic partnership agreement with the EU and Nigerian trade and development (English)
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SEP 30, 2014 93166 Working Paper
Why firms avoid cutting wages : survey evidence from European firms (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6976 Policy Research Working Paper
Learning dynamics and support for economic reforms : why good news can be bad (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6973 Policy Research Working Paper
Fragmentation, incomes, and jobs : an analysis of European competitiveness (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2014 WPS6833 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of funding models and foreign bank ownership on bank credit growth : is Central and Eastern Europe different ? (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6783 Policy Research Working Paper
Diversified development : making the most of natural resources in Eurasia (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 85417 Publication
European Commission and World Bank Group trust funds (English)
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DEC 31, 2013 89576 Brief
Official Documents- Amendment to the Ageministration Agreement with the Russian Federation for TF071864 (English)
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DEC 18, 2013 Agreement