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The Use of Corporate Tax Incentives : A Guidance Note and Experience from Poland, Hungary and Latvia (English)

Targeted reductions in corporate income tax rates may in some cases increase investment by firms, which can increase employment and the incomes of employees and suppliers, improve the availability of goods to their customers, and increase access to new technology. ... See More +

Report 139826 JUN 28, 2019

Clark,William Steven; Skrok,Emilia Disclosed

Tax Incentives to Encourage Corporate Investment in Latvia : Preliminary Version (English)

This paper analyzes the effect of accelerated depreciation (AD) policy on firm investment using administrative firm-level data for 2007-14. We find that past use of AD had a positive effect on firm investment rates. ... See More +

Report 139824 JUN 28, 2019

Pluta,Anna; Hazans,Mihails Disclosed

Investment Responses to Tax Policy under Uncertainty (English)

How does economic uncertainty affect the impact of tax policy? To answer this question, we exploit a unique natural experiment, in which two very similar investment subsidies were implemented in the same country, two years apart: once during a period of economic stability, and once during a period of very high uncertainty. ... See More +

Report 139825 JUN 28, 2019

Albinowski,Maciej Adam; Guceri,Irem Disclosed

Aid Intensity and Firm Subsidiaries Reaction in Hungary (English)

This study examines whether firms react to changes in investment incentives provided by the government. The authors analyze firms’ location and investment choice in a Central Eastern European country, Hungary, based on subsidiary level administrative tax microdata. ... See More +

Report 139902 JUN 28, 2019

Varga,Zsuzsanna; Mosberger, Pálma Disclosed

Europe and Central Asia - Towards Safer Roads in the Eastern Partnership Region (English)

The Eastern partnership (EaP) was launched in May 2009 by the European Union to enhance the cooperation with six countries of Eastern Europe and Southern Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. ... See More +

Report AUS0000831 JUN 01, 2019

Dimitropoulos,Ioannis Disclosed

Assessing the Value of Market Access from Belt and Road Projects (English)

This paper describes a parsimonious approach to the economic analysis of transportation investments. In a gravity model of trade, project benefits may be summarized by a money metric for the change in market access experienced by all cities due to the investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8815 APR 11, 2019

Reed,Tristan; Trubetskoy,Alexandr Disclosed

Labor Market Participation and Postponed Retirement in Central and Eastern Europe (English)

This paper shows that as the educational composition in the fifty-five to sixty-four year-old age bracket improved between the mid-1990s and the mid-2010s, the effective retirement age rose rapidly in the Central and Eastern European region. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136567 APR 01, 2019

Gal,Robert I.; Radó,Márta Disclosed

Innovative Financing Models for Rural Broadband Connectivity : The Connected Communities Initiative Experience Financing Models for Rural Broadband Connectivity (English)

The Connected Community Initiative (CCI) supports the achievements of the Europe 2020 Agenda and the Gigabit Society targets. The initiative was established in 2015 by the European Commission, Directorate General for Communication Networks, Content and Technologies (DG CONNECT) as a single donor trust fund implemented by the World Bank. ... See More +

Report 135244 MAR 12, 2019

Haddad,Marolla; Stoykov,Petar Georgiev; Abdul Khalek,Joulan; Bezzina,Jerome Disclosed

Connected Communities Technical Assistance Program : Next Generation Internet Access in Europe’s Gray Areas - The Case of Friuli Venezia Giulia : Case Study Series (English)

The Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG) region situated on the Northeastern seashore of Italy is home to 1.2 million people. Less than one quarter of that population have access to a broadband connection faster than 30 Mbps. ... See More +

Report 135241 MAR 12, 2019

Disclosed

Household Savings in Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe : How Do Poorer Households Save? (English)

Based on a survey of households in 10 Central Eastern European and Western Balkan countries, this paper presents new and unique evidence on which households have savings and how they save. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8751 FEB 19, 2019

Beckmann,Elisabeth Disclosed

Indicative TEN-T Investment Action Plan (English)

The Eastern partnership (Eap) is a joint policy initiative, which aims to deepen and strengthen relations between the European Union (EU), its member states and its six Eastern neighbours of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. ... See More +

Report 138289 DEC 01, 2018

Disclosed

Does Job Polarization Explain the Rise in Earnings Inequality ? Evidence from Europe (English)

Earnings inequality and job polarization have increased significantly in several countries since the early 1990s. Using data from European countries covering a 20-year period, this paper provides new evidence that the decline of middle-skilled occupations and the simultaneous increase of high- and low-skilled occupations are important factors accounting for the rise of inequality, especially at the bottom of the distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8652 NOV 26, 2018

Bussolo,Maurizio; Torre,Ivan; Winkler,Hernan Jorge Disclosed

Europe - Skills for Competitiveness (English)

The global technology and innovation frontier pushes forward at a rapid pace, and countries around the world seek to either keep up, or catch up. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000244 NOV 01, 2018

Valerio,Alexandria; Liu,Ji; Butcher,Neil; Baijnath,Mohini Disclosed

Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the European Commission on behalf of the European Union for TF073144 (English)

Trust Fund Administrative Agreement SEP 14, 2018

LEGRL Disclosed

Official Documents- Financing Agreement for Credit 6274-MD (Closing Package) (English)

Financing Agreement JUL 11, 2018

LEGRL Disclosed

Poverty mapping in the Republic of Bulgaria (English)

Report 127636 JUN 25, 2018

Disclosed

Small area estimates of income poverty in Croatia : methodological report (English)

Direct poverty estimates from the EU-SILC are only reliable at the statistical area level, and thus at the NUTS-2 level. This complicates the analysis of poverty at more disaggregated levels since the reliability of direct estimates are questionable. ... See More +

Report 127640 JUN 25, 2018

Disclosed

Europe and Central Asia - Development of EU governance indicators : actionable regulatory governance indicators – final report (English)

The European Union’s Cohesion Policy is its biggest investment instrument. It supports the Europe 2020 strategy of smart, sustainable, and inclusive growth. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000221 JUN 13, 2018

Disclosed

Top-IX Unlocking Local Value in Piemonte and Beyond - An Investment Opportunity for a Private Equity Partner (English)

Top-IX offers a Euro 20million project opportunity requiring a Euro12 million investment, resulting in a Net-Present Value (NPV) of Euro 8 million. ... See More +

Report 135245 MAY 25, 2018

Disclosed

Official Documents- Letter of Development Policy for Credit 6274-MD (Closing Package) (English)

Letter of Development Policy MAY 18, 2018

LEGRL Disclosed

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The Use of Corporate Tax Incentives : A Guidance Note and Experience from Poland, Hungary and Latvia (English)
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JUN 28, 2019 139826 Report
Tax Incentives to Encourage Corporate Investment in Latvia : Preliminary Version (English)
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JUN 28, 2019 139824 Report
Investment Responses to Tax Policy under Uncertainty (English)
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JUN 28, 2019 139825 Report
Aid Intensity and Firm Subsidiaries Reaction in Hungary (English)
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JUN 28, 2019 139902 Report
Europe and Central Asia - Towards Safer Roads in the Eastern Partnership Region (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 AUS0000831 Report
Assessing the Value of Market Access from Belt and Road Projects (English)
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APR 11, 2019 WPS8815 Policy Research Working Paper
Labor Market Participation and Postponed Retirement in Central and Eastern Europe (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136567 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Innovative Financing Models for Rural Broadband Connectivity : The Connected Communities Initiative Experience Financing Models for Rural Broadband Connectivity (English)
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MAR 12, 2019 135244 Report
Connected Communities Technical Assistance Program : Next Generation Internet Access in Europe’s Gray Areas - The Case of Friuli Venezia Giulia : Case Study Series (English)
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MAR 12, 2019 135241 Report
Household Savings in Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe : How Do Poorer Households Save? (English)
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FEB 19, 2019 WPS8751 Policy Research Working Paper
Indicative TEN-T Investment Action Plan (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 138289 Report
Does Job Polarization Explain the Rise in Earnings Inequality ? Evidence from Europe (English)
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NOV 26, 2018 WPS8652 Policy Research Working Paper
Europe - Skills for Competitiveness (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 AUS0000244 Working Paper
Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the European Commission on behalf of the European Union for TF073144 (English)
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SEP 14, 2018 Trust Fund Administrative Agreement
Official Documents- Financing Agreement for Credit 6274-MD (Closing Package) (English)
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JUL 11, 2018 Financing Agreement
Poverty mapping in the Republic of Bulgaria (English)
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JUN 25, 2018 127636 Report
Small area estimates of income poverty in Croatia : methodological report (English)
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JUN 25, 2018 127640 Report
Europe and Central Asia - Development of EU governance indicators : actionable regulatory governance indicators – final report (English)
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JUN 13, 2018 AUS0000221 Working Paper
Top-IX Unlocking Local Value in Piemonte and Beyond - An Investment Opportunity for a Private Equity Partner (English)
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MAY 25, 2018 135245 Report
Official Documents- Letter of Development Policy for Credit 6274-MD (Closing Package) (English)
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MAY 18, 2018 Letter of Development Policy