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Protecting public investment against shocks in the West African economic and monetary union : options for fiscal rules and risk sharing (English)

West African Economic and Monetary Union arrangements have been instrumental in helping member countries maintain low inflation. However, a lesser-known characteristic of the West African Economic and Monetary Union, with possible implications for economic growth, is the high exposure to shocks and the pro-cyclicality of fiscal policy associated with these arrangements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6562 AUG 01, 2013

Varoudakis, Aristomene; Dessus, Sebastien

Official Documents- Disbursement Letter for TF014224 (English)

Disbursement Letter JUL 16, 2013

Mwenda,Edith Ruguru

Official Documents- Grant Agreement for TF014224 (English)

Grant or Trust Fund Agreement JUL 16, 2013

Mwenda,Edith Ruguru

Project to strengthen the safety and aviation security in West Africa and Central : Projet de renforcement de la surete et securite Aerienne en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre (French)

The objective of this project is to strengthen the supervisory capacity of the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) and ensure that Douala and Yaoundé international airports meet international safety standards. ... See More +

Brief 78826 JUN 01, 2013

Understanding youth violence : cases from Liberia and Sierra Leone (English)

Addressing youth issues is essential to promoting stability and preventing violence in fragile and conflict-affected states. However, there is little evidence that youth programming and policies have helped reduce violence in these settings. ... See More +

Other Social Protection Study 86430 JUN 01, 2013

Rebosio, Michelle; Romanova, Ekaterina; Corman, Crystal; Christophe, Danielle

Where informal procedures are quasi-formal : cross-border trade between West and Central Africa (English)

The border between Cameroon and Nigeria is also the border between West and Central Africa and the two regional trade communities of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC). ... See More +

Brief 80539 MAY 01, 2013

Amin, Mukhtar; Hoppe, Mombert

How to improve mining tax administration and collection frameworks : a sourcebook (English)

Governments of mineral-rich countries formulate and use a variety of financial imposts to collect a share of the revenue generated by mining companies. ... See More +

Energy Study 81808 APR 01, 2013

Guj, Pietro; Bocoum, Boubacar; Limerick, James; Meaton, Murray; Maybee, Bryan

Regional trade of food staples and crop inputs in West Africa (English)

Rising prices for basic food products are back in the headlines and when food prices go up poor consumers in Africa, who spend the majority of their income on simple foodstuffs, suffer. ... See More +

Brief 76221 MAR 01, 2013

Keyser, John

Kinship-ties and entrepreneurship in Western Africa (English)

Small entrepreneurs in poor countries achieve relatively high marginal returns to capital but show only low re-investment rates. The literature is rather inconclusive about the possible causes. ... See More +

Other Social Protection Study 77936 FEB 01, 2013

Grimm, Michael; Gubert, Flore; Koriko, Ousman; Lay, Jann; Nordman, Christophe J.

West Africa floods : Benin, Chad, Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria (English)

More than 10 million people have been affected by the recent flooding in West Africa. Rainfall has eased across much of the region and clean-up and reconstruction efforts are underway. ... See More +

Brief 74463 DEC 10, 2012

Wielinga, Doekle

Official Documents- Supplemental Letter Ref. Representations for CLEAR Grant TF012951 (English)

Side Letter NOV 05, 2012

Alliali,Solange A.

Cash for work in Sierra Leone : a case study on the design and implementation of a safety net in response to a crisis (English)

This paper presents an assessment of the first phase (2008?2009) of Sierra Leone's cash for work program based on a qualitative and quantitative analysis examining program design features, main processes and impact. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 73719 NOV 01, 2012

Andrews, Colin; Wodon, Quentin; Ribes Ros, Christophe; Ovadiya, Mirey

Official Documents- Agreement for CLEAR Grant TF012951 (English)

Grant or Trust Fund Agreement OCT 24, 2012

Alliali,Solange A.

Sahel drought situation report (no.5) (English)

Due to conflict in Mali, 140,000 refugees are now filtering into neighboring countries. Another 100,000 people are thought to be internally displaced. ... See More +

Brief 71582 APR 01, 2012

Mining community development agreements : source book (Vol. 1 of 4) (English)

The World Bank oil, gas and mining unit, in its capacity as a driver for best practice related to extractive industry contributions to poverty alleviation, has a strong interest in the sustainable development of mine-impacted communities. ... See More +

Mining/Oil and Gas 71299 MAR 01, 2012

Kuniholm, Matthew; Sarkar, Sunrita; Morakinyo, Tunde; Otto, James M.; Gow-Smith, Alastair; Frau, Roberto; Bocoum, Boubacar

Sahel drought situation report (no.4) (English)

National early warning systems and international organizations are reporting that between 13 and 15 million people are at risk of food insecurity in West Africa's Sahel region due to a combination of drought, poor accessibility of food and displacement due to conflict. ... See More +

Brief 71581 MAR 01, 2012

Mining community development agreements : source book (Vol. 2 of 4) : World Bank extractive industries sourcebook : good practice notes (English)

The World Bank oil, gas and mining unit, in its capacity as a driver for best practice related to extractive industry contributions to poverty alleviation, has a strong interest in the sustainable development of mine-impacted communities. ... See More +

Mining/Oil and Gas 71299 MAR 01, 2012

Kuniholm, Matthew; Sarkar, Sunrita; Morakinyo, Tunde; Otto, James M.; Gow-Smith, Alastair; Frau, Roberto; Bocoum, Boubacar

Mining community development agreements : source book (Vol. 3 of 4) : Mining community development agreements - practical experiences and field studies (English)

The World Bank oil, gas and mining unit, in its capacity as a driver for best practice related to extractive industry contributions to poverty alleviation, has a strong interest in the sustainable development of mine-impacted communities. ... See More +

Mining/Oil and Gas 71299 MAR 01, 2012

Kuniholm, Matthew; Sarkar, Sunrita; Morakinyo, Tunde; Otto, James M.; Gow-Smith, Alastair; Frau, Roberto; Bocoum, Boubacar

Increasing local procurement by the mining industry in West Africa : road-test version (English)

Regional organizations and national governments are increasingly focusing on enhancing the benefits from mining sector investment. The Africa Union's African Mining Vision 2050 outlines a new resource-based industrialization and development strategy for Africa, based on downstream, upstream, and side stream linkages, and both Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and West African Economic Monetary Union (WAEMU) have developed mineral development strategies. ... See More +

Mining/Oil and Gas 66585 JAN 01, 2012

Doing business in a more transparent world 2012 - regional profile : Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) - comparing regulation for domestic firms in 183 economies (English)

Doing business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. ... See More +

Working Paper 65628 JAN 01, 2012

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Protecting public investment against shocks in the West African economic and monetary union : options for fiscal rules and risk sharing (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6562 Policy Research Working Paper
Official Documents- Disbursement Letter for TF014224 (English)
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JUL 16, 2013 Disbursement Letter
Official Documents- Grant Agreement for TF014224 (English)
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JUL 16, 2013 Grant or Trust Fund Agreement
Project to strengthen the safety and aviation security in West Africa and Central : Projet de renforcement de la surete et securite Aerienne en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre (French)
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JUN 01, 2013 78826 Brief
Understanding youth violence : cases from Liberia and Sierra Leone (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 86430 Other Social Protection Study
Where informal procedures are quasi-formal : cross-border trade between West and Central Africa (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 80539 Brief
How to improve mining tax administration and collection frameworks : a sourcebook (English)
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APR 01, 2013 81808 Energy Study
Regional trade of food staples and crop inputs in West Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 76221 Brief
Kinship-ties and entrepreneurship in Western Africa (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 77936 Other Social Protection Study
West Africa floods : Benin, Chad, Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria (English)
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DEC 10, 2012 74463 Brief
Official Documents- Supplemental Letter Ref. Representations for CLEAR Grant TF012951 (English)
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NOV 05, 2012 Side Letter
Cash for work in Sierra Leone : a case study on the design and implementation of a safety net in response to a crisis (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 73719 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Official Documents- Agreement for CLEAR Grant TF012951 (English)
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OCT 24, 2012 Grant or Trust Fund Agreement
Sahel drought situation report (no.5) (English)
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APR 01, 2012 71582 Brief
Mining community development agreements : source book (Vol. 1 of 4) (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2012 71299 Mining/Oil and Gas
Sahel drought situation report (no.4) (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 71581 Brief
Mining community development agreements : source book (Vol. 2 of 4) : World Bank extractive industries sourcebook : good practice notes (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 71299 Mining/Oil and Gas
Mining community development agreements : source book (Vol. 3 of 4) : Mining community development agreements - practical experiences and field studies (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2012 71299 Mining/Oil and Gas
Increasing local procurement by the mining industry in West Africa : road-test version (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2012 66585 Mining/Oil and Gas
Doing business in a more transparent world 2012 - regional profile : Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) - comparing regulation for domestic firms in 183 economies (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2012 65628 Working Paper