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Doing business 2014 : Angola - understanding regulations for small and medium-size enterprises (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Angola. In a series of annual reports, Doing Business assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 189 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. ... See More +

Working Paper 82765 APR 23, 2014

Myanmar agricultural development bank : initial assessment and restructuring options (English)

Myanmar is an agricultural country. It is estimated that the agriculture sector represents between 35 to 40 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and that up to 70 percent of the labor force (of 32.5 million) is directly or indirectly engaged in agricultural activities or depend on agriculture for their income. ... See More +

Working Paper 86630 APR 08, 2014

Luna-Martinez, Jose De; Anantavrasilpa, Ratchada

Decentralization, accountability and local services in Sierra Leone : situation analysis, key challenges and opportunities for reform (English)

Following years of civil war that ended in 2002, Sierra Leone has pursued a policy of decentralization, devolving responsibility for many government functions to the Local Council level. ... See More +

Working Paper 85735 APR 02, 2014

Yilmaz, Serdar; Weedon, Emily

Reducing black carbon emissions from diesel vehicles : impacts, control strategies, and cost-benefit analysis (English)

A 2013 scientific assessment of black carbon emissions and impacts found that black carbon is second to carbon dioxide in terms of its climate forcing. ... See More +

Working Paper 86485 APR 02, 2014

Minjares, Ray; Wagner, David Vance; Baral, Anil; Chambliss, Sarah; Galarza, Sebastian; Posada, Francisco; Sharpe, Ben; Wu, Grace; Blumberg, Kate; Kamakate, Fanta; Lloyd, Alan; Kojima, Masami; Hamilton, Kirk; Johnson, Todd; Kopp, Andreas; Hosier, Richard; Akbar, Sameer

Coping with domestic pressures and gaining from a strengthened global economy : Cambodia economic update (English)

Cambodia's economy has withstood domestic pressures and managed to sustain its high growth driven by its usual engines of growth. The external sector improved as a result of slower imports due to dampened domestic demand. ... See More +

Working Paper 86521 APR 02, 2014

Ly, Sodeth; Aldaz-Carroll, Enrique Khmer

Bangladesh development update (English)

Bangladesh moved closer to achieving the sixth five year plan target of reducing extreme poverty to 22.5 percent by 2015 as it sustained healthy gross domestic product (GDP) growth and moderate single digit inflation in FY2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 86629 APR 01, 2014

Hussain, Zahid; Rizwan, Nadeem; Sanjana, Adiba

Regional economic update : harnessing the global recovery - a tough road ahead (English)

Many countries in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will start to benefit from stronger external demand in the high-income economies, as the global economy is set for a rebound in 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 86446 APR 01, 2014

Mottaghi, Lili; Devarajan, Shanta

Coping with domestic pressures and gaining from a strengthened global economy : Cambodia economic update (Khmer)

Cambodia's economy has withstood domestic pressures and managed to sustain its high growth driven by its usual engines of growth. The external sector improved as a result of slower imports due to dampened domestic demand. ... See More +

Working Paper 86521 APR 01, 2014

Ly, Sodeth; Aldaz-Carroll, Enrique English

Pakistan development update (English)

Pakistan's economy is weak but at a turning point. Growth recovery is underway, with the projected GDP growth approaching 3.6-4.0 percent, driven by dynamic manufacturing and service sectors, better energy availability, and early revival of investor confidence. ... See More +

Working Paper 86681 APR 01, 2014

Refaqat, Saadia; Lopez-Calix, Jose R.; Mukhtar, Hanid; Ashraf, Mehwish; Waheed, Muhammad; Ahmed, Rafay

Special topic : first insights into promoting shared prosperity in South East Europe (English)

Long-term economic growth is the key driver for increasing the economic wellbeing of the population, but the pattern and the incidence of growth also matter. ... See More +

Working Paper 86517 APR 01, 2014

Balabanov, Boris; Pala, Christopher; Wirasmo, Budy

Maldives - Development update (English)

Real GDP growth in Maldives stood at 3.7 percent in 2013 and its outlook is positive at 4.5 percent for 2014. The tourism demand is slowly picking up and has a positive impact on growth in the non- tourism sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper 87030 APR 01, 2014

Nepal - Development update (English)

The enabling environment for the development of Nepal has improved, but opportunities need to be effectively leveraged through focused policy action. ... See More +

Working Paper 87031 APR 01, 2014

Nepal - Economic update : with a special focus on dealing with excess liquidity (English)

The enabling environment for the development of Nepal has improved, but opportunities need to be effectively leveraged through focused policy action. ... See More +

Working Paper 87099 APR 01, 2014

Improving the response to HIV AIDS in South Asia (English)

While overall national HIV prevalence in South Asian countries remains low, the size of the regional population means low prevalence translates into large absolute numbers of people living with HIV. ... See More +

Working Paper 87100 APR 01, 2014

Bhutan - Development update (English)

After a policy-engineered slowdown in 2012, which saw GDP growth decline to 4.8 percent, the lowest since 2008, Bhutan's economy is expected to rebound to 6.5 percent this year, supported by hydropower construction and higher electricity and food production, following favorable rains. ... See More +

Working Paper 87029 APR 01, 2014

Afghanistan economic update (English)

Economic growth slowed considerably to 3.6 percent (estimated) in 2013 despite robust agricultural production, as heightened uncertainty surrounding the political and security transition led to a slump in investor and consumer confidence. ... See More +

Working Paper 87574 APR 01, 2014

Joya, Omar; Khan, Faruk

Women's role in Afghanistan's future - taking stock of achievements and continued challenges (English)

This report assesses the overall situation of women in Afghanistan across key sectors, acting as a follow-up to the report published by the World Bank in 2005 entitled, Afghanistan: National Reconstruction and Poverty Reduction-Role of Women in Afghanistan's Future. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS4474 MAR 27, 2014

Levelling the field : improving opportunities for women farmers in Africa (Vol. 1 of 2) (English)

There is a growing recognition of agriculture's potential to spur growth and reduce poverty in Africa. Agriculture accounts for one-third of the continent's gross domestic product (GDP), and two-thirds of its citizens rely on the sector for their incomes. ... See More +

Working Paper 86039 MAR 18, 2014

O'Sullivan, Michael; Rao, Arathi; Banerjee, Raka; Gulati, Kajal; Vinez, Margaux

Levelling the field : improving opportunities for women farmers in Africa (Vol. 2 of 2) : Executive summary (English)

There is a growing recognition of agriculture's potential to spur growth and reduce poverty in Africa. Agriculture accounts for one-third of the continent's gross domestic product (GDP), and two-thirds of its citizens rely on the sector for their incomes. ... See More +

Working Paper 86039 MAR 18, 2014

O'Sullivan, Michael; Rao, Arathi; Banerjee, Raka; Gulati, Kajal; Vinez, Margaux French

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Special topic : first insights into promoting shared prosperity in South East Europe (English)
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APR 01, 2014 86517 Working Paper
Maldives - Development update (English)
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Nepal - Development update (English)
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APR 01, 2014 87031 Working Paper
Nepal - Economic update : with a special focus on dealing with excess liquidity (English)
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APR 01, 2014 87099 Working Paper
Improving the response to HIV AIDS in South Asia (English)
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APR 01, 2014 87100 Working Paper
Bhutan - Development update (English)
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Afghanistan economic update (English)
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APR 01, 2014 87574 Working Paper
Women's role in Afghanistan's future - taking stock of achievements and continued challenges (English)
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MAR 27, 2014 ACS4474 Working Paper
Republic of Guatemala - GT TF framework for assessment and the recovery of damages by the earthquake of 7.2 : Republica de Guatemala - GT TF marco para la recuperacion y evaluacion de danos por el terremoto de 7.2 (Spanish)
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MAR 21, 2014 AUS4306 Working Paper
Levelling the field : improving opportunities for women farmers in Africa (Vol. 1 of 2) (English)
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MAR 18, 2014 86039 Working Paper
Levelling the field : improving opportunities for women farmers in Africa (Vol. 2 of 2) : Executive summary (English)
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MAR 18, 2014 86039 Working Paper French