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Exchange rate volatility and FDI inflows : evidence from cross-country panel data (English)

Using a panel of 80 developing and developed countries for the period 1990-2015, this studyanalyses the relationship between exchange rate volatility and foreign direct investment (FDI)inflows. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 127042 JUN 01, 2018

Hanusch,Marek; Nguyen, Ha; Algu,Yashvir Disclosed

Rwanda economic update : tackling stunting - an unfinished agenda (English)

Rwanda's economy rebounded in the second half of 2017. The rebound, driven by improved exportperformance and revitalized agriculture, pushed annual growth to 6.1 percent and led to upwardrevisions of the growth projections for 2018 and 2019. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 127256 JUN 01, 2018

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Assessment of contingent liabilities and their impact on debt dynamics in South Africa (English)

The aim of this analysis is to quantify the losses from potential materialization of contingent liabilities by applying a new methodology for the case of South Africa and, to assess their impact on debt dynamics. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 126841 MAY 01, 2018

Bachmair,Fritz Florian; Bogoev,Jane Disclosed

Local and regional pollution reduction co-benefits from climate change mitigation interventions : a literature review (English)

IEG’s evaluation on pollution and the World Bank Group commissioned a review of theempirical literature on pollution co-benefits from climate change mitigationinterventions, emphasizing air pollution benefits. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125195 APR 12, 2018

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Kenya economic update : policy options to advance the Big 4 - unleashing Kenya’s private sector to drive inclusive growth and accelerate poverty reduction (English)

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125056 APR 01, 2018

Awiti,Christine Achieng; Dennis,Allen Curtis K.; Mutie,Celina Katunda; Sanya,Sarah Oludamilola; Angelique,Umutesi; Wankuru,Peter Chacha; Pape,Utz Johann; Mistiaen,Johan A.; Tolchinsky,Marina; Chengula,Ladisy Komba; Safavian,Mehnaz S.; Ramana,Gandham N.V.; Khatimba,Anne; Muthembwa,Keziah Muthoni; Rosauer,Vera Atieno Oloo; Waiharo,Robert Disclosed

Migrants, towns, poverty and jobs: insights from Tanzania (English)

For a long time, the urbanization and development discourse has coincided with a focus on economic growth and big cities. Yet, much of the world's new urbanization is taking place in smaller urban entities (towns), and the composition of urbanization may well bear on the speed of poverty reduction. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125073 APR 01, 2018

Disclosed

Africa's pulse (English)

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have picked up to 2.6 percent in 2017 from 1.5 percent in 2016. This upswing reflected, on the supply side, rising oil and metals production, encouraged by recovering commodity prices, and improving agricultural conditions following droughts. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125329 APR 01, 2018

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Africa's pulse (French)

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have picked up to 2.6 percent in 2017 from 1.5 percent in 2016. This upswing reflected, on the supply side, rising oil and metals production, encouraged by recovering commodity prices, and improving agricultural conditions following droughts. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125329 APR 01, 2018

Disclosed

Air pollution in Tehran : health costs, sources, and policies (English)

Tehran, the capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), is located in the north of the country with a population of about 8.5 million. The population can reach over 12.5 million during the day, with people from nearby cities commuting daily to Tehran for work. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 126402 APR 01, 2018

Disclosed

'If it’s already tough, imagine for me' : a qualitative perspective on youth out of schooland out of work in Brazil (English)

Drawing on in-depth interviews with young women and men in rural and urban Brazil, this qualitative research explores gender dimensions in the causes and consequences of being ‘out of work and out of school.’ ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125675 MAR 01, 2018

Machado,Ana Luiza; Muller,Miriam Disclosed

The reallocation of district-level spending and natural disasters : evidence from Indonesia (English)

This paper combines district-level government spending data from Indonesia and natural disaster damage indices to analyze the extent to which districts are forced to reallocate their expenditures across categories after the incidence of floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125676 MAR 01, 2018

Skou as, Emmanuel; Strobl,Eric; Tveit,Thomas Breivik Disclosed

Growth, safety nets and poverty : assessing progress in Ethiopia from 1996 to 2011 (English)

In the past 10 years, Ethiopia experienced high and consistent growth, invested in public goods provision to poor households, and saw impressive gains in well-being for many households. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125681 MAR 01, 2018

Vargas Hill, Ruth; Tsehaye,Eyasu Disclosed

Analysis of the mismatch between Tanzania household budget survey and national panel survey data in poverty and inequality levels and trends (English)

This study carries out a thorough investigation of the potential sources of mismatch in poverty and inequality levels and trends between the Tanzania National Panel Survey and Household Budget Survey. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125678 MAR 01, 2018

Belghith,Nadia Belhaj Hassine; Lopera Baena,Maria Adelaida; Etang Ndip,Alvin; Karamba,R. Wendy Disclosed

Gender differences in poverty and household composition through the life-cycle : a global perspective (English)

This paper uses household surveys from 89 countries to look at gender differences in poverty in the developing world. In the absence of individual-level poverty data, the paper looks at what can we learn in terms of gender differences by looking at the available individual and household level information. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125677 MAR 01, 2018

Munoz Boudet,Ana Maria; Buitrago Hernandez,Sandra Paola; Leroy De La Briere,Benedicte; Newhouse,David Locke; Rubiano Matulevich,Eliana Carolina; Scott,Katherine M.; Suarez Becerra,Pablo Disclosed

Long-run impacts of increasing tobacco taxes : evidence from South Africa (English)

Tobacco taxes are considered an effective policy tool to reduce tobacco consumption and produce long-run benefits that outweigh the costs associated with a price increase. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125679 MAR 01, 2018

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Del Carmen Hasbun,Giselle Eugenia; Mukong, Alfred Kechia Disclosed

The distributional impact of the fiscal system in Albania (English)

In a context of fiscal consolidation and the need to deliver on a structural reform agenda, policy makers in Albania must not lose sight of the critical redistributive role of the fiscal system, particularly its impact on poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125680 MAR 01, 2018

Dávalos, María E.; Robayo-Abril, Monica; Shehaj,Esmeralda; Gjika,Aida Disclosed

EU Regular Economic Report : Thinking CAP - Supporting Agricultural Jobs and Incomes in the EU (English)

The European Union (EU) Regular Economic Report (RER), is an annual publication of the World Bank Group and covers economic developments, prospects, and economic policies in the European Union. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 123443 FEB 19, 2018

Van Den Brink,Rogier J. E.; Kordik,Hans Christoph; Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De Disclosed

Tobacco price elasticity and tax progressivity in Moldova (English)

Tobacco-use–related diseases are the main cause of mortality in Moldova, where tobacco consumption is widely spread, especially among men. In addition to health concerns, tobacco consumption has economic consequences, as households spend substantial resources on tobacco and related out-of-pocket medical costs. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125620 FEB 01, 2018

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Meneses,Francisco Jalles Disclosed

Informal sector heterogeneity and income inequality : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

This paper uses 1–2–3 survey data on the Democratic Republic of Congo to analyze heterogeneity in the informal sector. It empirically identifies three types of entrepreneurs in the sector. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125621 FEB 01, 2018

Adoho,Franck M.; Doumbia,Djeneba Disclosed

Urban transport infrastructure and household welfare : evidence from Colombia (English)

The effects of urban transport policies on household welfare are a broadly understudied topic in developing countries. This paper analyzes the distributional effects of a newly established bus rapid transit system in Barranquilla, Colombia. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125624 FEB 01, 2018

Pfutze,Tobias; Rodríguez-Castelán, Carlos; Valderrama-González, Daniel Disclosed

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Exchange rate volatility and FDI inflows : evidence from cross-country panel data (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127042 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Rwanda economic update : tackling stunting - an unfinished agenda (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127256 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Assessment of contingent liabilities and their impact on debt dynamics in South Africa (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126841 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Local and regional pollution reduction co-benefits from climate change mitigation interventions : a literature review (English)
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APR 12, 2018 125195 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Kenya economic update : policy options to advance the Big 4 - unleashing Kenya’s private sector to drive inclusive growth and accelerate poverty reduction (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125056 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Migrants, towns, poverty and jobs: insights from Tanzania (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125073 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Africa's pulse (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125329 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Africa's pulse (French)
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APR 01, 2018 125329 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Air pollution in Tehran : health costs, sources, and policies (English)
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APR 01, 2018 126402 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
'If it’s already tough, imagine for me' : a qualitative perspective on youth out of schooland out of work in Brazil (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125675 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The reallocation of district-level spending and natural disasters : evidence from Indonesia (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125676 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Growth, safety nets and poverty : assessing progress in Ethiopia from 1996 to 2011 (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125681 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Analysis of the mismatch between Tanzania household budget survey and national panel survey data in poverty and inequality levels and trends (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125678 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Gender differences in poverty and household composition through the life-cycle : a global perspective (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125677 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Long-run impacts of increasing tobacco taxes : evidence from South Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125679 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The distributional impact of the fiscal system in Albania (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125680 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
EU Regular Economic Report : Thinking CAP - Supporting Agricultural Jobs and Incomes in the EU (English)
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FEB 19, 2018 123443 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Tobacco price elasticity and tax progressivity in Moldova (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 125620 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Informal sector heterogeneity and income inequality : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 125621 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Urban transport infrastructure and household welfare : evidence from Colombia (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 125624 Working Paper (Numbered Series)