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Doing Business 2020 : Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies - Economy Profile of Korea, Republic of (English)

Doing Business 2020 is the 17th in a series of annual studies investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 143923 OCT 24, 2019

Disclosed

Korean Resident Registration System for Universal Health Coverage (English)

This paper is a comprehensive case study on how the Korean civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) system facilitates achievement of universal health coverage (UHC) in the Republic of Korea. ... See More +

Working Paper 142530 AUG 01, 2019

Kang,Minah; Bae,Green; Kim,Heeun; Hong,Seung Yeon; Mills,Samuel Lantei Disclosed

A Joint Foreign Currency Risk Management Approach for Sovereign Assets and Liabilities (English)

An asset and liability management framework for managing risks arising from sovereign foreign exchange obligations requires a joint analysis of (i) the external financial liabilities resulting from a country's sovereign debt and (ii) the foreign exchange assets of its central bank. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8728 FEB 05, 2019

Cangoz,Mehmet Coskun; Sulla,Olga; Wang,ChunLan; Dychala,Christopher Benjamin Disclosed

Seoul Center for Financial Sector Development Annual Report 2018 (English)

The 2018 annual report summarizes country and regional specific operational work support through the Korean trust fund and the Seoul Center for financial sector development. ... See More +

Annual Report 139199 JAN 01, 2019

Choi,Youjin; Goyal,Sameer Disclosed

Bilateral Arrangement of Temporary Labor Migration : Lessons from Korea’s Employment Permit System - Policy Brief (English)

Despite a moral argument for the need to embrace refugees and other migrants fleeing dire conditions of war, conflict, violence, oppression, and extreme poverty, large influxes of migrants tend to reinforce alarmists’ calls against labor mobility. ... See More +

Working Paper 130024 SEP 01, 2018

Cho,Yoonyoung; Denisova,Anastasiya; Yi,Soonhwa; Khadka,Upasana Disclosed

Bilateral Arrangement of Temporary Labor Migration : Lessons from Korea’s Employment Permit System - Main Report (English)

The number of individuals who have crossed borders has mushroomed over recent years. The phenomenon of international migration, however, is heterogeneous in terms of the underlying motives and aspirations of migrants. ... See More +

Working Paper 130020 SEP 01, 2018

Cho,Yoonyoung; Denisova,Anastasiya; Yi,Soonhwa; Khadka,Upasana Disclosed

Effects of corporate governance on the performance of state-owned enterprises (English)

State-owned enterprises play an important role in economic growth and the delivery of critical public services such as health, education, water, and energy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8555 AUG 16, 2018

Heo,Kyoungsun Disclosed

Bilateral Arrangement of Temporary Labor Migration : Lessons from Korea’s Employment Permit System - Policy Mechanism : Bilateral Labor Agreements (English)

Bilateral labor agreements (BLAs) play an important role in facilitating temporary labor mobility across borders, especially for low-skilled workers, and promote mutually beneficial economic gains for all involved - workers and employers as well as sending and receiving countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 130027 JUL 01, 2018

Korean Disclosed

Bilateral Arrangement of Temporary Labor Migration : Lessons from Korea’s Employment Permit System - Policy Mechanism : Bilateral Labor Agreements (Korean)

Bilateral labor agreements (BLAs) play an important role in facilitating temporary labor mobility across borders, especially for low-skilled workers, and promote mutually beneficial economic gains for all involved - workers and employers as well as sending and receiving countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 130027 JUL 01, 2018

English Disclosed

Advancing universal health coverage : what developing countries can learn from the Korean experience? (English)

The Republic of Korea achieved universal health coverage in 1989, twelve years after the introduction of mandatory health insurance for employees in large corporations. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 122818 JAN 01, 2018

Kwon,Soonman Disclosed

Korea's growth experience and long-term growth model (English)

This paper analyzes the Republic of Korea's rapid and sustained growth experience for the past six decades from the perspective of the neoclassical growth model (the workhorse model of the World Bank’s Long Term Growth Model (LTGM) project). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8240 NOV 09, 2017

Jeong,Hyeok Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Korea (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 120922 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

A bit far ? geography, international economic agreements, and foreign direct investment : evidence from emerging markets (English)

How do international economic agreements influence the investment patterns of firms from emerging economies? This paper studies the ways in which bilateral investment treaties and preferential trade agreements interact with geographic and cultural distance to influence firms' investment patterns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8185 SEP 07, 2017

Gomez-Mera,Laura; Varela,Gonzalo J. 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

Can tax incentives for electronic payments reduce the shadow economy? : Korea's attempt to reduce underreporting in retail businesses (English)

Increasing tax revenues by reducing the shadow economy has been a central goal of tax policy and administration in the Republic of Korea since the National Tax Service was established as an independent agency in 1966. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7936 JAN 09, 2017

Sung,Myung Jae; Awasthi,Rajul; Lee,Hyung Chul Disclosed

Seoul Center for Financial Sector Development : Strengthening Partnerships and Delivering Results - Annual Progress Report 2017 (English)

The 2017 annual report summarizes country and regional specific operational work support through the Korean trust fund and the Seoul Center for financial sector development. ... See More +

129749 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Korea Trust Fund for Economic and Peace-Building Transitions : 2017 Annual Report (English)

The Korea trust fund (KTF) for economic and peace-building transitions was established in 2009 through an agreement between the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of Korea (MOSF) and the World Bank Group (WBG). ... See More +

Correspondence 136278 JAN 01, 2017

Bance,Paul G. A.; Kang,Suh Yoon; Fu,Yang; Galimova,Irina; Delgadillo,Cynthia R. Disclosed

Korea - Program for International Student Assessment 2015 (English)

Korea’s scores in Science, Reading and Mathematics have declined significantly since the last round. The performance of students in each subject continues to exceed the regional and the rganization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) averages. ... See More +

Brief 111576 DEC 15, 2016

Disclosed

Korea : an integrated system of civil registration and vital statistics (English)

Korea is a peninsular country located in Northeast Asia at the triangular point of contact between China, Japan, and Russia. The country had spread its cultural heritage over Japan from early times to the middle ages, but became its colony in the early 20th century due to its failures in industrialization. ... See More +

Working Paper 115151 NOV 01, 2016

Joon Song,Dr. Hee; Kang,Dr. Minah; Kim,Ms. Churin; Kim,Yeonsoo Disclosed

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Doing Business 2020 : Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies - Economy Profile of Korea, Republic of (English)
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OCT 24, 2019 143923 Working Paper
Korean Resident Registration System for Universal Health Coverage (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 142530 Working Paper
A Joint Foreign Currency Risk Management Approach for Sovereign Assets and Liabilities (English)
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FEB 05, 2019 WPS8728 Policy Research Working Paper
Seoul Center for Financial Sector Development Annual Report 2018 (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 139199 Annual Report
Bilateral Arrangement of Temporary Labor Migration : Lessons from Korea’s Employment Permit System - Policy Brief (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 130024 Working Paper
Bilateral Arrangement of Temporary Labor Migration : Lessons from Korea’s Employment Permit System - Main Report (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 130020 Working Paper
Effects of corporate governance on the performance of state-owned enterprises (English)
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AUG 16, 2018 WPS8555 Policy Research Working Paper
Bilateral Arrangement of Temporary Labor Migration : Lessons from Korea’s Employment Permit System - Policy Mechanism : Bilateral Labor Agreements (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 130027 Working Paper Korean
Bilateral Arrangement of Temporary Labor Migration : Lessons from Korea’s Employment Permit System - Policy Mechanism : Bilateral Labor Agreements (Korean)
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JUL 01, 2018 130027 Working Paper English
Official Documents- Amendment to Agreement with Korea Development Institute for TF072350 and Amendment 2 to Supplemental Agreement with Korea Development Institute for TF072588 parallel to TF072350 (English)
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MAR 28, 2018 Agreement
Advancing universal health coverage : what developing countries can learn from the Korean experience? (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122818 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Korea's growth experience and long-term growth model (English)
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NOV 09, 2017 WPS8240 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Korea (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120922 Working Paper
A bit far ? geography, international economic agreements, and foreign direct investment : evidence from emerging markets (English)
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SEP 07, 2017 WPS8185 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Can tax incentives for electronic payments reduce the shadow economy? : Korea's attempt to reduce underreporting in retail businesses (English)
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JAN 09, 2017 WPS7936 Policy Research Working Paper
Seoul Center for Financial Sector Development : Strengthening Partnerships and Delivering Results - Annual Progress Report 2017 (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 129749
Korea Trust Fund for Economic and Peace-Building Transitions : 2017 Annual Report (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 136278 Correspondence
Korea - Program for International Student Assessment 2015 (English)
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DEC 15, 2016 111576 Brief
Korea : an integrated system of civil registration and vital statistics (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 115151 Working Paper