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Controlling Illicit Tobacco Trade : Lessons for Vietnam from Global Experience Implementing Track-and-Trace and Tax Stamp Systems (English)

This current analysis presents an overview of this WBG report (including a discussion of tobacco tax administration and strategies proven effective in addressing illicit trade as an integral approach to tobacco tax reform), and subsequently provides a more detailed focus on key country experiences in implementing both track-and-trace and tax stamp systems to control tobacco illicit trade. ... See More +

Working Paper 137839 JUN 10, 2019

Dutta,Sheila; Marquez,Patricio V.; Isenman,Paul; Ross,Hana Disclosed

Stemming Russia’s Informality : Unearthing Causes and Developing Solutions (English)

Growing informal employment in Russia raises concerns about fiscal sustainability, productivity, and social protection. Cutting through various data and definitions, this report finds one consistent outcome: informal employment is on the rise. ... See More +

Working Paper 137576 JUN 06, 2019

Sanghi,Apurva; Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel; Posarac,Aleksandra Disclosed

Stemming Russia’s Informality : Unearthing Causes and Developing Solutions (Russian)

Growing informal employment in Russia raises concerns about fiscal sustainability, productivity, and social protection. Cutting through various data and definitions, this report finds one consistent outcome: informal employment is on the rise. ... See More +

Working Paper 137576 JUN 06, 2019

English Disclosed

Doing Business in Mozambique 2019 : Comparing Business regulation for Domestic Firms in 10 Provinces with 189 Other Economies (English)

Doing Business in Mozambique 2019 focuses on business regulations and their enforcement across four Doing Business areas. It goes beyond Maputo City to benchmark nine other Mozambican provinces across four regulatory areas. ... See More +

Working Paper 137438 JUN 05, 2019

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Doing Business in Mozambique 2019 : Comparing Business regulation for Domestic Firms in 10 Provinces with 189 Other Economies (English)

Doing Business in Mozambique 2019 focuses on business regulations and their enforcement across four Doing Business areas. It goes beyond Maputo City to benchmark nine other Mozambican provinces across four regulatory areas. ... See More +

Working Paper 137438 JUN 05, 2019

Portuguese Disclosed

Nepal Development Update : Investing in People to Close the Human Capital Gap (English)

Gross domestic product (GDP) growth in Nepal is estimated at 7.1 percent in FY2019, driven mainly by the service and agriculture sectors. The service sector is likely to grow by 7.5 percent due to a boost in the retail, hotel, and restaurant subsectors, driven by an uptick in tourist arrivals and remittance-fueled private consumption. ... See More +

Working Paper 137439 JUN 05, 2019

Ezemenari,Kenechukwu Maria; Joshi,Nayan Krishna Disclosed

Vietnam : Toward a Safe, Clean, and Resilient Water System (Vietnamese)

Prudent economic policies, combined with the enabling conditions created by a high endowment of water, have transformed Vietnam from a low income to a middle-income country within two decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 137207 JUN 03, 2019

English Disclosed

ID4D Practitioner’ Guide : Draft for Consultation (English)

The focus of this Guide is on the design and implementation of digital ID systems that provide people with proof of legal identity, which is commonly needed to access basic services, rights, and protections. ... See More +

Working Paper 137292 JUN 01, 2019

Disclosed

Platform for Collaboration on Tax : PCT Progress Report 2018-2019 (English)

The report provides an update of the work of the PCT during 2018-19. The PCT previously reported on its progress in 2017. Going forward, the PCT plans to provide updates on an annual basis to its governing bodies and interested stakeholders. ... See More +

Working Paper 137574 JUN 01, 2019

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Myanmar Country Environmental Analysis – Sustainability, Peace, and Prosperity : Forests, Fisheries, and Environmental Management – Assessing the Opportunities for Scaling Up Community Forestry and Community Forestry Enterprises in Myanmar (English)

The work examines the state of CF (community forestry) and community forest enterprises (CFE) in Myanmar, assessing their impacts, exploring the challenges to and opportunities for their upscaling, and from these putting forward a series of recommendations to ensure that the program sustainably delivers for forest communities as well as Myanmar as a whole. ... See More +

Working Paper 137625 JUN 01, 2019

Fodor,Martin; Ling,Stephen Disclosed

Myanmar Country Environmental Analysis – Sustainability, Peace, and Prosperity : Forests, Fisheries, and Environmental Management – Forest Resources Sector Report (English)

Myanmar's forest and timber sector has been central to the country's economy and society, particularly over the last century. Myanmar's forests contain some of the most valued species in the world—particularly rosewood, ironwood, and teak. ... See More +

Working Paper 137627 JUN 01, 2019

Win,Aye Marlar; Verheijen,Lesya; Doetinchem,Nina; Fodor,Martin; Springate-Baginski,Oliver; Ling,Stephen; Hunter,Rory John; Aung,Thiri; Kornexl,Werner L. Disclosed

Myanmar Country Environmental Analysis – Sustainability, Peace, and Prosperity : Forests, Fisheries, and Environmental Management – Fisheries Sector Report (English)

Fisheries and aquaculture make a significant contribution to Myanmar's economy. The fisheries sector contributes roughly 2 percent of Myanmar's gross domestic product (GDP), 50 percent of animal protein consumption, 6 percent of employment—rising to as high as 34 percent in some coastal areas—and up to 56 percent of state/regional government revenue. ... See More +

Working Paper 137629 JUN 01, 2019

Fodor,Martin; Ling,Stephen Disclosed

Myanmar - Country Environmental Analysis : Fisheries Sector (Burmese)

Working Paper 137624 JUN 01, 2019

English Disclosed

Myanmar - Country Environmental Analysis : Forest Resources (Burmese)

Working Paper 137623 JUN 01, 2019

English Disclosed

Myanmar - Country Environmental Analysis : Fisheries Sector (English)

Working Paper 137624 JUN 01, 2019

Burmese Disclosed

Myanmar - Country Environmental Analysis : Forest Resources (English)

Working Paper 137623 JUN 01, 2019

Burmese Disclosed

Improving Sanitation in Cold Regions : Catalog of Technical Options for Household-level Sanitation (English)

Globally, 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation. Improving sanitation is a challenge around the world; cold climates add to that challenge. ... See More +

Working Paper 137802 JUN 01, 2019

Leblanc,Maryanne; Reed,Robert A.; Kingdom,William D.; Gambrill,Martin P.; Rodriguez,Diego Juan Disclosed

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Controlling Illicit Tobacco Trade : Lessons for Vietnam from Global Experience Implementing Track-and-Trace and Tax Stamp Systems (English)
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JUN 10, 2019 137839 Working Paper
Stemming Russia’s Informality : Unearthing Causes and Developing Solutions (English)
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JUN 06, 2019 137576 Working Paper
Stemming Russia’s Informality : Unearthing Causes and Developing Solutions (Russian)
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JUN 06, 2019 137576 Working Paper English
Doing Business in Mozambique 2019 : Comparing Business regulation for Domestic Firms in 10 Provinces with 189 Other Economies (English)
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JUN 05, 2019 137438 Working Paper
Doing Business in Mozambique 2019 : Comparing Business regulation for Domestic Firms in 10 Provinces with 189 Other Economies (English)
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JUN 05, 2019 137438 Working Paper Portuguese
Nepal Development Update : Investing in People to Close the Human Capital Gap (English)
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JUN 05, 2019 137439 Working Paper
Vietnam : Toward a Safe, Clean, and Resilient Water System (Vietnamese)
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JUN 03, 2019 137207 Working Paper English
ID4D Practitioner’ Guide : Draft for Consultation (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137292 Working Paper
Platform for Collaboration on Tax : PCT Progress Report 2018-2019 (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137574 Working Paper
Myanmar Country Environmental Analysis – Sustainability, Peace, and Prosperity : Forests, Fisheries, and Environmental Management – Environmental Impact Assessment System Diagnostic (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137628 Working Paper
Myanmar Country Environmental Analysis – Sustainability, Peace, and Prosperity : Forests, Fisheries, and Environmental Management – Assessing the Opportunities for Scaling Up Community Forestry and Community Forestry Enterprises in Myanmar (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137625 Working Paper
Myanmar Country Environmental Analysis – Sustainability, Peace, and Prosperity : Forests, Fisheries, and Environmental Management – Forest Resources Sector Report (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137627 Working Paper
Myanmar Country Environmental Analysis – Sustainability, Peace, and Prosperity : Forests, Fisheries, and Environmental Management – Fisheries Sector Report (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137629 Working Paper
Myanmar Country Environmental Analysis - Sustainability, Peace, and Prosperity : Forests, Fisheries, and Environment Management - Assessing the Opportunities for Scaling Up Community Forestry and Community Forestry Enterprises in Myanmar : Myanmar - Country Environmental Analysis : Environmental Impact Assessment Systems Diagnostic (Burmese)
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JUN 01, 2019 137626 Working Paper English
Myanmar - Country Environmental Analysis : Fisheries Sector (Burmese)
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JUN 01, 2019 137624 Working Paper English
Myanmar - Country Environmental Analysis : Forest Resources (Burmese)
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JUN 01, 2019 137623 Working Paper English
Myanmar - Country Environmental Analysis : Fisheries Sector (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137624 Working Paper Burmese
Myanmar - Country Environmental Analysis : Forest Resources (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137623 Working Paper Burmese
Myanmar Country Environmental Analysis - Sustainability, Peace, and Prosperity : Forests, Fisheries, and Environment Management - Assessing the Opportunities for Scaling Up Community Forestry and Community Forestry Enterprises in Myanmar : Myanmar - Country Environmental Analysis : Environmental Impact Assessment Systems Diagnostic (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137626 Working Paper Burmese
Improving Sanitation in Cold Regions : Catalog of Technical Options for Household-level Sanitation (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137802 Working Paper