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Global Economic Prospects : Slow Growth, Policy Challenges (English)

Global growth is expected to recover to 2.5 percent in 2020, up slightly from the post-crisis low of 2.4 percent registered last year amid weakening trade and investment, and edge up further over the forecast horizon. ... See More +

Publication 144990 JAN 01, 2020

Dieppe,Alistair Matthew; Guénette, Justin-Damien; Ha,Jongrim; Kindberg-Hanlon,Gene; Kirby,Patrick Alexander; Nagle,Peter Stephen Oliver; Steinbach,Max Rudibert; Sugawara,Naotaka; Taskin,Temel; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Vorisek,Dana Lauren; Wheeler,Collette Mari; Ye,Lei Sandy Disclosed

Expectations and Aspirations : A New Framework for Education in the Middle East and North Africa : Overview (Arabic)

Education has a large untapped potential to contribute to human capital, well-being, and wealth in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). ... See More +

Publication 131974 JAN 01, 2020

English, French Disclosed

The Mobility of Displaced Syrians : An Economic and Social Analysis (English)

The war in Syria, now in its eighth year, continues to take its toll on the Syrian people. More than half of the population of Syria remains displaced; 5.6 million persons are registered as refugees outside of the country and another 6.2 million are displaced within Syria’s borders. ... See More +

Publication 145190 JAN 01, 2020

Onder,Harun; Sayed,Haneen Ismail Disclosed

Opportunities for Environmentally Healthy, Inclusive, and Resilient Growth in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula (English)

Approximately 4.1 million people live in the three states of the Yucatán Peninsula: Quintana Roo, Yucatán, and Campeche. Some 30 municipalities are in a coastal territory of almost 2,000 linear kilometers, spanning the oil fields of the Gulf of Mexico to the world-renowned beaches of Cancún, just north of the second-largest barrier reef in the world. ... See More +

Publication 144653 DEC 27, 2019

Sanchez-Triana,Ernesto; Ruitenbeek,Herman Jack; Enriquez,Santiago; Siegmann,Katharina Disclosed

How Shanghai Does It : Insights and Lessons from the Highest-Ranking Education System in the World (Chinese)

This report presents an in-depth examination of how students in Shanghai achieved the highest scores in the areas of reading, science, and mathematics on a respected global assessment of 15-year-olds’ educational abilities. ... See More +

Publication 104594 DEC 11, 2019

Liang,Xiaoyan; Kidwai,Huma; Zhang,Minxuan English Disclosed

Learning Environments and Learning Achievement in the Russian Federation : How School Infrastructure and Climate Affect Student Success (English)

This book presents the main findings of a study on school learning environments and student outcomes, which the World Bank conducted in 2019 in three regions of the Russian Federation. ... See More +

Publication 144276 DEC 10, 2019

Shmis,Tigran; Ustinova,Maria; Chugunov,Dmitry Disclosed

Rethinking Power Sector Reform in the Developing World (English)

A new paradigm for power sector reform emerged during the 1990s, under the influence of the Washington Consensus, and began to spread across the developing world. ... See More +

Publication 144082 DEC 01, 2019

Foster,Vivien; Rana,Anshul Disclosed

Going for Broke : Insolvency Tools to Support Cross-Border Asset Recovery in Corruption Cases (English)

Corruption is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. Corruption holds back economic development, prevents a free market from operating for businesses and consumers, and further exploits already marginalized groups. ... See More +

Publication 144070 DEC 01, 2019

Brun,Jean Pierre; Silver,Molly Jeanette Disclosed

Exploring Universal Basic Income : A Guide to Navigating Concepts, Evidence, and Practices (English)

Universal basic income (UBI) is emerging as one of the most hotly debated issues in development and social protection policy. But what are the features of UBI? ... See More +

Publication 143852 NOV 26, 2019

Gentilini,Ugo; Grosh,Margaret Ellen; Rigolini,Iamele P.; Yemtsov,Ruslan G. Disclosed

Scaling Up Nutrition in the Arab Republic of Egypt : Investing in a Healthy Future (English)

Malnutrition is a huge burden on the Arab Republic of Egypt's economy. Undernutrition manifested by poor linear growth (stunting), wasting, and micronutrient deficiencies in children, and by anemia among women of reproductive age collectively saps an estimated two percent of Egypt’s annual gross domestic product (GDP) through forgone productivity and health care costs, representing an economic hemorrhaging of billions of U.S. ... See More +

Publication 143861 NOV 26, 2019

Herbst,Christopher H. (Editor); Elshalakani,Amr (Editor); Kakietek,Jakub (Editor); Hafiz,Alia (Editor); Petrovic,Oliver (Editor) Disclosed

Global Financial Development Report 2019/2020 : Bank Regulation and Supervision a Decade after the Global Financial Crisis (English)

Over a decade has passed since the collapse of the U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers marked the onset of the largest global economic crisis since the Great Depression. ... See More +

Publication 143851 NOV 06, 2019

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Public Examinations Examined (English)

This book addresses current issues related to the development, administration, scoring and usage of public examinations. High-stakes public examinations exert a dominant influence on education systems in Asia, Africa, Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. ... See More +

Publication 143132 OCT 29, 2019

Kellaghan,Thomas; Greaney,Vincent M. Disclosed

Doing Business 2020 : Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies (Vol. 2) : Overview (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 +

Publication 143038 OCT 25, 2019

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Doing Business 2020 : Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies (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 +

Publication 143038 OCT 23, 2019

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World Bank East Asia and Pacific Economic Update, October 2019 : Weathering Growing Risks (English)

Growth in the developing East Asia and Pacific region slowed in the first half of 2019 given weakening global demand and heightened policy uncertainty amid ongoing trade tensions. ... See More +

Publication 142525 OCT 09, 2019

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Middle East and North Africa Economic Update, October 2019 : Reaching New Heights - Promoting Fair Competition in the Middle East and North Africa (French)

Part I of this report discusses the short- and medium-term growth prospects for countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The region is expected to grow at a subdued rate of 0.6 percent in 2019, rising to 2.6 percent in 2020 and 2.9 percent in 2021. ... See More +

Publication 142524 OCT 09, 2019

Arezki,Rabah; Ait Ali Slimane,Meriem; Barone,Andrea; Decker,Klaus; Detter,Dag Gustav Thuresson; Fan,Rachel Yuting; Miralles Murciego,Graciela; Senbet,Lemma W. English, Arabic Disclosed

Middle East and North Africa Economic Update, October 2019 : Reaching New Heights - Promoting Fair Competition in the Middle East and North Africa (Arabic)

Part I of this report discusses the short- and medium-term growth prospects for countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The region is expected to grow at a subdued rate of 0.6 percent in 2019, rising to 2.6 percent in 2020 and 2.9 percent in 2021. ... See More +

Publication 142524 OCT 09, 2019

Arezki,Rabah; Ait Ali Slimane,Meriem; Barone,Andrea; Decker,Klaus; Detter,Dag Gustav Thuresson; Fan, Rachel Yuting; Miralles Murciego,Graciela; Senbet,Lemma W. English, French Disclosed

Middle East and North Africa Economic Update, October 2019 : Reaching New Heights - Promoting Fair Competition in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Part I of this report discusses the short- and medium-term growth prospects for countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The region is expected to grow at a subdued rate of 0.6 percent in 2019, rising to 2.6 percent in 2020 and 2.9 percent in 2021. ... See More +

Publication 142524 OCT 09, 2019

Arezki,Rabah; Ait Ali Slimane,Meriem; Barone,Andrea; Decker,Klaus; Detter,Dag Gustav Thuresson; Fan,Rachel Yuting; Nguyen,Ha; Miralles Murciego,Graciela; Senbet,Lemma W. Arabic, French Disclosed

South Asia Economic Focus, Fall 2019 : Making (De)centralization Work (English)

Global GDP growth is decelerating, while trade and industrial production are stagnating. The slowdown has been severe in South Asia, which in recent quarters was no longer the fastest growing region in the world. ... See More +

Publication 142628 OCT 07, 2019

Beyer,Robert Carl Michael Disclosed

International Debt Statistics 2020 (English)

International debt statistics (IDS) is a longstanding annual publication of the World Bank featuring external debt statistics and analysis for the one hundred and twenty-two low- and middle-income countries that report to the World Bank debt reporting system (DRS). ... See More +

Publication 142340 OCT 02, 2019

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Global Economic Prospects : Slow Growth, Policy Challenges (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 144990 Publication
Expectations and Aspirations : A New Framework for Education in the Middle East and North Africa : Overview (Arabic)
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JAN 01, 2020 131974 Publication English, French
The Mobility of Displaced Syrians : An Economic and Social Analysis (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 145190 Publication
Opportunities for Environmentally Healthy, Inclusive, and Resilient Growth in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula (English)
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DEC 27, 2019 144653 Publication
How Shanghai Does It : Insights and Lessons from the Highest-Ranking Education System in the World (Chinese)
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DEC 11, 2019 104594 Publication English
Learning Environments and Learning Achievement in the Russian Federation : How School Infrastructure and Climate Affect Student Success (English)
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DEC 10, 2019 144276 Publication
Rethinking Power Sector Reform in the Developing World (English)
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DEC 01, 2019 144082 Publication
Going for Broke : Insolvency Tools to Support Cross-Border Asset Recovery in Corruption Cases (English)
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DEC 01, 2019 144070 Publication
Exploring Universal Basic Income : A Guide to Navigating Concepts, Evidence, and Practices (English)
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NOV 26, 2019 143852 Publication
Scaling Up Nutrition in the Arab Republic of Egypt : Investing in a Healthy Future (English)
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NOV 26, 2019 143861 Publication
Global Financial Development Report 2019/2020 : Bank Regulation and Supervision a Decade after the Global Financial Crisis (English)
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NOV 06, 2019 143851 Publication
Public Examinations Examined (English)
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OCT 29, 2019 143132 Publication
Doing Business 2020 : Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)
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OCT 25, 2019 143038 Publication
Doing Business 2020 : Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies (English)
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OCT 23, 2019 143038 Publication
World Bank East Asia and Pacific Economic Update, October 2019 : Weathering Growing Risks (English)
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OCT 09, 2019 142525 Publication
Middle East and North Africa Economic Update, October 2019 : Reaching New Heights - Promoting Fair Competition in the Middle East and North Africa (French)
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OCT 09, 2019 142524 Publication English, Arabic
Middle East and North Africa Economic Update, October 2019 : Reaching New Heights - Promoting Fair Competition in the Middle East and North Africa (Arabic)
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OCT 09, 2019 142524 Publication English, French
Middle East and North Africa Economic Update, October 2019 : Reaching New Heights - Promoting Fair Competition in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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OCT 09, 2019 142524 Publication Arabic, French
South Asia Economic Focus, Fall 2019 : Making (De)centralization Work (English)
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OCT 07, 2019 142628 Publication
International Debt Statistics 2020 (English)
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OCT 02, 2019 142340 Publication