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Death scares : how potential work-migrants infer mortality rates from migrant deaths (English)

This paper studies how potential work migrants infer mortality rates from incidents of migrant deaths. In the context of migrant workers from Nepal to Malaysia and the Persian Gulf countries, the study finds that the death of a migrant from a district lowers migration outflows in subsequent months. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7946 JAN 23, 2017

Shrestha,Maheshwor Disclosed

Measurement and Patterns of World Agribusiness Trade (English)

This brief highlights the importance of the agribusiness sector as a pillar for development. It provides a framework to measure internationally traded agribusiness and discusses some patterns of world agribusiness trade in recent decades. ... See More +

Brief 112195 JAN 01, 2017

Mendez Ramos,Fabian; Paustian,Nina Disclosed

Malaysia - Program for International Student Assessment 2015 (English)

PISA is the OECD's benchmarking tool to assess achievement and application of key knowledge and skills of 15 year-olds. Launched in 2000, PISA is conducted every three years and tests proficiency in mathematics, reading, science, and problem-solving. ... See More +

Brief 111577 DEC 15, 2016

Disclosed

Malaysia economic monitor : the quest for productivity growth (English)

Malaysia’s economic growth has slowed down but remains resilient to external headwinds. The economic growth rate slowed from 5 percent in 2015 to 4.2 percent, year on year, in the first three quarters of 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 111103 DEC 01, 2016

Munoz Moreno,Rafael; Perotti,Valeria; Revilla,Julio E.; Loayza,Norman V.; Teh Sharifuddin,Shakira Binti; Kunicova,Jana; Simler,Kenneth; Chuah,Lay Lian; Habalian Fattal,Ricardo Alfredo; Kim,Young Eun; Amin,Mohammad; Testaverde,Mauro; Rahardja,Sjamsu; Kuriakose,Smita; De Luna-Martinez,Jose; Campillo Diaz,Sergio Disclosed

Global migration of talent and tax incentives : evidence from Malaysia's returning expert program (English)

This paper presents the first evidence on the efficacy of a major program designed to encourage the return migration of high-skilled individuals. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7875 NOV 01, 2016

Del Carpio,Ximena Vanessa; Ozden,Caglar; Testaverde,Mauro; Wagner,Mathis Christoph Disclosed

Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Malaysia (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Malaysia. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 109898 OCT 25, 2016

Disclosed

Development digest - Featured work from the World Bank Group global knowledge and research hub in Malaysia : new narratives in economic growth (English)

This publication will feature some of the key work coming out from the Hub, gathered from the various practice and research teams based in Kuala Lumpur every six months. ... See More +

Working Paper 108929 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

Should we fear foreign exchange depreciation? (English)

Moderate and gradual changes of the real exchange rate are beneficial for the economy to help it attain domestic and external equilibrium. They should not be feared. ... See More +

Brief 109374 OCT 01, 2016

Loayza,Norman V.; Mendez Ramos,Fabian Disclosed

Productivity as the key to economic growth and development (English)

One of the most important lessons in economics is that productivity is key to economic growth. Productivity is defined in economic theory as the ratio of output over input. ... See More +

Brief 108092 AUG 01, 2016

Kim,Young Eun; Loayza,Norman V.; Meza Cuadra Balcazar,Claudia Maria Disclosed

Malaysia economic monitor : leveraging trade agreements (English)

The MEM is the World Bank's biannual flagship publication on Malaysia. It provides analysis of recent economic developments and the near-term outlook for Malaysia. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 106711 JUN 01, 2016

Disclosed

Statement by H.E. Dato Seri Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by H.E. Dato’ Seri Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah, Second Minister of Finance at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 104886 APR 16, 2016

Disclosed

Structural transformation of the agricultural sector : a primer (English)

In developing countries, structural transformation started much later, mostly in the 1900s. The structural transformation of the agricultural sector has been characterized by the relative decline of basic agriculture; the rising importance of agribusiness, which includes the value added for agro-related industries and for agricultural trade and distribution services; as well as the growing share of high-value agricultural products in international trade with respect to traditional exports. ... See More +

Brief 104231 MAR 01, 2016

Divanbeigi,Raian; Paustian,Nina; Loayza,Norman V. Disclosed

The middle-income trap : myth or reality (English)

This note considers the most relevant literature and contends that, even if the ‘middle income trap’ is myth, it provides impetus for policy makers to reassess their strategies once the traditional sources of economic growth have diminished. ... See More +

Brief 104230 MAR 01, 2016

Larson,Gregory Michael; Loayza,Norman V.; Woolcock,Michael Disclosed

Achieving a system of competitive cities in Malaysia : Main report (English)

The main report includes an introductory chapter covering the context, analytical framework, and methodology for the study; chapter two covers main findings and policy recommendations related to economic growth in cities; chapter three provides detailed spatial analysis on land use and a review of local development strategies for the cities covered in the report; chapter four discusses institutional issues related to urban planning, development and service delivery; chapter five includes analysis on urban poverty, inequality and social inclusion, particularly as it relates to urban youth as broader issues of social inclusion are covered in other recent studies; and the concluding chapter (six) presents cross-cutting issues related to implementation of the recommended policy options including institutional responsibilities, time horizon and prioritization, and data sharing. ... See More +

Working Paper 102222 DEC 17, 2015

Baker,Judy L. Disclosed

Malaysia - Economic monitor : immigrant labor (English)

Growth moderated throughout 2015, affected by a slowdown in private consumption and weak export growth. The authorities have generally managed the downturn in commodity prices and the financial market volatility with a reasonable mix of macro policies. ... See More +

Working Paper 102131 DEC 01, 2015

Munoz Moreno,Rafael; Del Carpio,Ximena Vanessa; Testaverde,Mauro; Moroz,Harry Edmund; Carmen, Loo; Smith,Rebekah Lee; Ozden,Caglar; Karakurum-Ozdemir,Kamer; Pui Shen,Yoong Disclosed

Achieving a system of competitive cities in Malaysia (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)

The main report includes an introductory chapter covering the context, analytical framework, and methodology for the study; chapter two covers main findings and policy recommendations related to economic growth in cities; chapter three provides detailed spatial analysis on land use and a review of local development strategies for the cities covered in the report; chapter four discusses institutional issues related to urban planning, development and service delivery; chapter five includes analysis on urban poverty, inequality and social inclusion, particularly as it relates to urban youth as broader issues of social inclusion are covered in other recent studies; and the concluding chapter (six) presents cross-cutting issues related to implementation of the recommended policy options including institutional responsibilities, time horizon and prioritization, and data sharing. ... See More +

Working Paper 102222 NOV 01, 2015

Baker,Judy L.; Lee, Marcus Disclosed

Achieving a system of competitive cities in Malaysia (Vol. 3) : Annexes (English)

The main report includes an introductory chapter covering the context, analytical framework, and methodology for the study; chapter two covers main findings and policy recommendations related to economic growth in cities; chapter three provides detailed spatial analysis on land use and a review of local development strategies for the cities covered in the report; chapter four discusses institutional issues related to urban planning, development and service delivery; chapter five includes analysis on urban poverty, inequality and social inclusion, particularly as it relates to urban youth as broader issues of social inclusion are covered in other recent studies; and the concluding chapter (six) presents cross-cutting issues related to implementation of the recommended policy options including institutional responsibilities, time horizon and prioritization, and data sharing. ... See More +

Working Paper 102222 NOV 01, 2015

Baker,Judy L.; Lee, Marcus Disclosed

Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - Malaysia (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2016 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Malaysia. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 100807 OCT 01, 2015

Disclosed

Country data report for Malaysia, 1996-2014 (English)

This Country Data Report summarizes the data from the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project for Malaysia. The WGI report six aggregate governance indicators for over 200 countries and territories over the period 1996-2014, covering: i) voice and accountability, ii) political stability and absence of violence, terrorism, iii) government effectiveness, iv) regulatory quality, v) rule of law, and vi) control of corruption. ... See More +

Working Paper 105513 SEP 15, 2015

Disclosed

Malaysia economic monitor : transforming urban transport (English)

After a strong finish in 2014, growth moderated in early 2015. Malaysia’s economy expanded by 6.0 percent in 2014, accelerating to 7.3 percent q/q saar in Q42014 due to resilient domestic demand and a pick-up of exports. ... See More +

Working Paper 97393 JUN 01, 2015

Gil Sander,Frederico; Blancas Mendivil,Luis C.; Westra,Reindert Disclosed

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Death scares : how potential work-migrants infer mortality rates from migrant deaths (English)
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JAN 23, 2017 WPS7946 Policy Research Working Paper
Measurement and Patterns of World Agribusiness Trade (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112195 Brief
Malaysia - Program for International Student Assessment 2015 (English)
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DEC 15, 2016 111577 Brief
Malaysia economic monitor : the quest for productivity growth (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 111103 Working Paper
Global migration of talent and tax incentives : evidence from Malaysia's returning expert program (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 WPS7875 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Malaysia (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 109898 Working Paper
Development digest - Featured work from the World Bank Group global knowledge and research hub in Malaysia : new narratives in economic growth (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 108929 Working Paper
Should we fear foreign exchange depreciation? (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109374 Brief
Productivity as the key to economic growth and development (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 108092 Brief
Malaysia economic monitor : leveraging trade agreements (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 106711 Economic Updates and Modeling
Statement by H.E. Dato Seri Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104886 Board Report
Structural transformation of the agricultural sector : a primer (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104231 Brief
The middle-income trap : myth or reality (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104230 Brief
Achieving a system of competitive cities in Malaysia : Main report (English)
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DEC 17, 2015 102222 Working Paper
Malaysia - Economic monitor : immigrant labor (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 102131 Working Paper
Achieving a system of competitive cities in Malaysia (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 102222 Working Paper
Achieving a system of competitive cities in Malaysia (Vol. 3) : Annexes (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 102222 Working Paper
Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - Malaysia (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100807 Working Paper
Country data report for Malaysia, 1996-2014 (English)
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SEP 15, 2015 105513 Working Paper
Malaysia economic monitor : transforming urban transport (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97393 Working Paper