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Migration and remittances in CIS countries during the global economic crisis (English)

Despite the fact that the free flow of people across borders is the lynchpin of today's globalized world, more importance is usually given to the unrestricted movement of capital and goods. ... See More +

Brief 52799 JAN 01, 2010

Canagarajah, Sudharshan; Kholmatov, Matin Russian

Migration and remittances in CIS countries during the global economic crisis (Russian)

Despite the fact that the free flow of people across borders is the lynchpin of today's globalized world, more importance is usually given to the unrestricted movement of capital and goods. ... See More +

Brief 52799 JAN 01, 2010

Canagarajah, Sudharshan; Kholmatov, Matin English

Food safety and agricultural health management in CIS Countries : Completing the transition (Russian)

Since their independence in 1991, the CIS countries have experienced significant changes in their agriculture and food sectors. After a decade of contraction, agricultural production in most CIS countries has recovered or stabilized in the past few years. ... See More +

Brief 41241 OCT 26, 2007

Ignacio, Laura; van der Meer, Kees; Qin, Xin; de Haan, Cees; Humpal, Don English

Food safety and agricultural health management in CIS Countries : Completing the transition (English)

Since their independence in 1991, the CIS countries have experienced significant changes in their agriculture and food sectors. After a decade of contraction, agricultural production in most CIS countries has recovered or stabilized in the past few years. ... See More +

Brief 41241 OCT 01, 2007

Ignacio, Laura; van der Meer, Kees; Qin, Xin; de Haan, Cees; Humpal, Don Russian

Constraints to growth and job creation in low-income Commonwealth of Independent States countries (English)

Despite sustained output growth since 1997, low-income Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries (CIS-7) have not experienced growth in employment, a phenomenon observed elsewhere in transitional economies and labeled as "jobless growth." ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3893 APR 01, 2006

Verme, Paolo

Labor market developments during economic transition (English)

The paper reviews labor market developments in the transition economies of Europe and Central Asia. It argues that the scarcity of productive job opportunities and the growing labor market segmentation are the two main labor market problems facing the transition economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3894 APR 01, 2006

Rutkowski, Jan

Handbook and trade policy and WTO accession for development in Russia and the CIS (Russian)

This paper first explains the potential importance of World Trade Organization (WTO) accession as a development tool, and discusses the recent successful development models and the role of trade policy in their development. ... See More +

Publication 37011 JAN 01, 2006

Tazza, David G. [editor]

Introduction and summary to the Handbook of Trade Policy and WTO Accession for Development in Russia and the CIS (English)

This paper is the introduction and summary chapter of the 43 chapter volume entitled Handbook of Trade Policy and WTO Accession for Development in Russia and the CIS. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3726 OCT 01, 2005

Navaretti, Giorgio Barba; Tarr, David

Institution building and growth in transition economies (English)

Drawing on the recent literature on economic institutions and the origins of economic development, the authors offer a political economy explanation of why institution building has varied so much across transition economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3657 JUL 01, 2005

Laeven, Luc; Beck, Thorsten

Services policy reform and economic growth in transition economies, 1990-2004 (English)

Major changes have occurred in the structure of former centrally planned economies, including a sharp rise in the share of services in GDP, employment, and international transactions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3663 JUL 01, 2005

Hoekman, Bernard; Eschenbach, Felix

The agrarian economies of Central-Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States - an update on status and progress in 2004 (English)

The agrarian economies of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) continue to undergo systemic change and transformation. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33584 JUN 30, 2005

Kray, Holger; Csaki, Csaba

Economic development and private sector growth in the low-income Seventh Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS-7) countries : challenges and policy implications (English)

The paper examines why economic development has fallen behind in the low-income CIS-7 countries, while private sector activity has grown in absolute terms and as a share of GDP. ... See More +

Working Paper 73012 JAN 22, 2003

Vandycke, Nancy

Tax systems in transition (English)

Public expenditures which, as a proportion of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), were 45 to 50 percent at the beginning of transition in the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, fell during the 1990s, and ranged from 29 percent in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to over 40 percent in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltics (CSB) in the year 2000. ... See More +

Working Paper 25063 OCT 31, 2002

Mitra, Pradeep; Stern, Nicholas

Gender dimensions of pension reform in the Former Soviet Union (English)

The authors analyze the gender implications of pension reform in Kazakhstan, the Kygyz Republic, Latvia, and Moldova. The new systems deliberately penalize early retirement and reward longer careers, so that with no change in behavior or policy, women's pensions will be lower than men's on average. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2546 FEB 28, 2001

Castel, Paulette; Fox, Louise

Improving governance and fighting corruption in the Baltic and CIS countries : the role of the IMF (English)

This paper examines the indirect role the International Monetary Fund (IMF) plays in combating corruption in the Baltic and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries by promoting structural reforms that help improve economic governance and thus reduce opportunities for rent-seeking behavior. ... See More +

Working Paper 63284 JAN 01, 2000

Wolf, Thomas; Gurgen, Emine

Transition 9 (6) (English)

Development based on participation - a strategy for transforming societies, by Joseph E. Stiglitz. Deflation: a new challenge for China's policymakers, by Chi Fulin. ... See More +

Newsletter 18810 DEC 31, 1998

Stiglitz, Joseph E.; Ellman, Michael; Tauber, Theresia M.; Ellerman, David; Zheleznyak, Anatoliy; Morck, Randall; Bernard Yeung; Wayne Yu; Berkovitch, Elazar; Israel, Ronen; Mitchell, Janet; Kemp, Garry; Kaminski, Bartlomiej; Lyle, Robert Russian

Transition 9 (6) (Russian)

Development based on participation - a strategy for transforming societies, by Joseph E. Stiglitz. Deflation: a new challenge for China's policymakers, by Chi Fulin. ... See More +

Newsletter 18810 DEC 31, 1998

Stiglitz, Joseph E.; Ellman, Michael; Tauber, Theresia M.; Ellerman, David; Zheleznyak, Anatoliy; Morck, Randall; Bernard Yeung; Wayne Yu; Berkovitch, Elazar; Israel, Ronen; Mitchell, Janet; Kemp, Garry; Kaminski, Bartlomiej; Lyle, Robert English

Transition toward a healthier environment : environmental issues and challenges in the Newly Independent States (English)

This is a background paper prepared for the Fourth Pan-European Conference of Environment Ministers held in Arhus, June 23-25, 1998. This reported is intended to contribute to a better understanding of environmental issues in the newly independent states - and of their priorities for reforming policies, developing institutions, and financing environmental investments. ... See More +

Working Paper 18556 JUN 30, 1998

Stabilization, adjustment, and growth prospects in transition economies (English)

Political change marked the difference between the approaches of the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union (FSU). The Baltics and most Eastern European countries wanted to break away from communism and the FSU domination--so their transition was characterized first by political change. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1855 NOV 30, 1997

Denizer, Cevdet

The economics of customs unions in the Commonwealth of Independent States (English)

In the aftermath of the breakup of the Soviet Union, trade among the new independent states collapsed. To help reestablish interstate trade, the 12 members of the Commonwealth of independent States (CIS) established a Free Trade Area. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1786 JUN 30, 1997

Michalopoulos, Constantine; Tarr, David

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Migration and remittances in CIS countries during the global economic crisis (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 52799 Brief Russian
Migration and remittances in CIS countries during the global economic crisis (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2010 52799 Brief English
Food safety and agricultural health management in CIS Countries : Completing the transition (Russian)
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OCT 26, 2007 41241 Brief English
Food safety and agricultural health management in CIS Countries : Completing the transition (English)
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OCT 01, 2007 41241 Brief Russian
Constraints to growth and job creation in low-income Commonwealth of Independent States countries (English)
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APR 01, 2006 WPS3893 Policy Research Working Paper
Labor market developments during economic transition (English)
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APR 01, 2006 WPS3894 Policy Research Working Paper
Handbook and trade policy and WTO accession for development in Russia and the CIS (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2006 37011 Publication
Introduction and summary to the Handbook of Trade Policy and WTO Accession for Development in Russia and the CIS (English)
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OCT 01, 2005 WPS3726 Policy Research Working Paper
Institution building and growth in transition economies (English)
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JUL 01, 2005 WPS3657 Policy Research Working Paper
Services policy reform and economic growth in transition economies, 1990-2004 (English)
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JUL 01, 2005 WPS3663 Policy Research Working Paper
The agrarian economies of Central-Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States - an update on status and progress in 2004 (English)
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JUN 30, 2005 33584 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Economic development and private sector growth in the low-income Seventh Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS-7) countries : challenges and policy implications (English)
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JAN 22, 2003 73012 Working Paper
Tax systems in transition (English)
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OCT 31, 2002 25063 Working Paper
Gender dimensions of pension reform in the Former Soviet Union (English)
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FEB 28, 2001 WPS2546 Policy Research Working Paper
Improving governance and fighting corruption in the Baltic and CIS countries : the role of the IMF (English)
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JAN 01, 2000 63284 Working Paper
Transition 9 (6) (English)
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DEC 31, 1998 18810 Newsletter Russian
Transition 9 (6) (Russian)
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DEC 31, 1998 18810 Newsletter English
Transition toward a healthier environment : environmental issues and challenges in the Newly Independent States (English)
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JUN 30, 1998 18556 Working Paper
Stabilization, adjustment, and growth prospects in transition economies (English)
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NOV 30, 1997 WPS1855 Policy Research Working Paper
The economics of customs unions in the Commonwealth of Independent States (English)
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JUN 30, 1997 WPS1786 Policy Research Working Paper