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Insights for global development solutions (English)

The Development Digest is a half-yearly publication that features key works from teams based at the World Bank Group Global Knowledge and Research Hub in Malaysia. ... See More +

Working Paper 120365 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Enhancing the quality of public service delivery : insights from recent research (English)

Good policies are necessary but insufficient for delivering high quality public services. Building organizations capable of implementing increasingly complex policies at scale is crucial. ... See More +

Brief 117146 JUL 01, 2017

Woolcock,Michael Disclosed

Malaysia economic monitor : data for development (English)

Malaysia’s economic growth expanded strongly in first quarter (1Q) 2017. Gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate for 2017 is expected to accelerate to 4.9 percent, slightly above the government’s current projection range of 4.3 to 4.8 percent. ... See More +

Working Paper 116032 JUN 01, 2017

Munoz Moreno,Rafael; Simler,Kenneth; Teh Sharifuddin,Shakira Binti; Kunicova,Jana; Loh,Wei San; Chuah,Lay Lian; Fattal, Ricardo Alfredo Habalian; Gan,Gillian Chiah Ling; Vaira,Carolina Luisa; Arimuthu,Arividya P; Jeong, Yoo Nee; Georgieva,Dorina Peteva; Ulku,Hulya; Sudan,Randeep; Bruinooge,Geert Disclosed

Re-inventing service delivery through one-stop shops : proceedings from an international workshop - 3 to 5 May, 2017, Singapore-Johor Bahru, Malaysia (English)

On 3 to 5 May 2017, an international workshop re-inventing public service delivery took place in Singapore and Johor Bahru, Malaysia focusing on delivering services through one-stop shops (OSS). ... See More +

Working Paper 120345 MAY 05, 2017

Umarova,Aziza; Johns,Kimberly D.; Kunicova,Jana Disclosed

Open data readiness assessment : Malaysia (English)

This open data readiness assessment was prepared for the Government of Malaysia, at the request of Malaysian Administrative Modernization and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU). ... See More +

Working Paper 115192 MAY 01, 2017

Zijlstra,Anton Arnold; Vaira,Carolina Luisa; Boothe,Robert Disclosed

Financial inclusion in Malaysia : distilling lessons for other countries (English)

Malaysia has achieved one of the highest levels of financial inclusion among Southeast Asia countries, due in part to policies taking advantage of mobile phones and banking agents to expand access. ... See More +

Working Paper 115155 MAY 01, 2017

De Luna-Martinez,Jose Disclosed

Open data : differences and implications across countries (English)

The pros and cons of making data more accessible to the public have been widely debated. Proponents of open data argue that it is good practice for governments because it fosters transparency, promotes greater participation, and encourages sharing of ideas, which is important in building a research-oriented culture. ... See More +

Brief 114829 MAY 01, 2017

Chuah,Lay Lian; Loayza,Norman V. Disclosed

Legal framework for social enterprise : lessons from a comparative study of Italy, Malaysia, South Korea, United Kingdom, and United States (English)

Social enterprises are emerging as a new area of public policy: several countries seek to stimulate private sector contribution to development outcomes, and social enterprises could be important players in that agenda. ... See More +

Working Paper 114405 APR 18, 2017

Triponel,Anna; Agapitova,Natalia Disclosed

Driving performance from the center : Malaysia’s experience with PEMANDU (English)

Many governments have introduced delivery units (DUs) to tackle pressing implementation challenges, deliver on key political priorities, and better respond to citizen needs. ... See More +

Working Paper 114270 APR 13, 2017

Disclosed

Identifying new growth pathways (English)

The Development Digest is a half-yearly publication that features key works from teams based at the World Bank Group Global Knowledge and Research Hub in Malaysia. ... See More +

Working Paper 113864 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Threat or help? : the effects of unskilled immigrant workers on national productivity growth (English)

While unskilled immigrant workers have relatively low formal human capital, theory suggests that they can still contribute to productivity improvements by helping to increase efficiency and upgrading the skills of the native labor force. ... See More +

Brief 113185 MAR 01, 2017

Devadas,Sharmila Disclosed

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

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

FY16 Malaysia country opinion survey report (English)

The Country Opinion Survey in Malaysia assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Malaysia perceive the WBG. ... See More +

Working Paper 109524 OCT 01, 2016

Felzer,Sharon; Guo,Jing; Markova,Svetlana; Cameron,Jessica A.; Woods,Calita; Tepedino,Isabel; Mendoza,Dania; Wambui,Noreen Therese Mweru; Lal,Sumir Disclosed

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Insights for global development solutions (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120365 Working Paper
Enhancing the quality of public service delivery : insights from recent research (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117146 Brief
Malaysia economic monitor : data for development (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 116032 Working Paper
Re-inventing service delivery through one-stop shops : proceedings from an international workshop - 3 to 5 May, 2017, Singapore-Johor Bahru, Malaysia (English)
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MAY 05, 2017 120345 Working Paper
Open data readiness assessment : Malaysia (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115192 Working Paper
Financial inclusion in Malaysia : distilling lessons for other countries (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115155 Working Paper
Open data : differences and implications across countries (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 114829 Brief
Legal framework for social enterprise : lessons from a comparative study of Italy, Malaysia, South Korea, United Kingdom, and United States (English)
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APR 18, 2017 114405 Working Paper
Driving performance from the center : Malaysia’s experience with PEMANDU (English)
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APR 13, 2017 114270 Working Paper
Identifying new growth pathways (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113864 Working Paper
Threat or help? : the effects of unskilled immigrant workers on national productivity growth (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113185 Brief
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
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
FY16 Malaysia country opinion survey report (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109524 Working Paper