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DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: monthly highlights; special focus; recent publications of prospects group; recent World Bank working papers; recent World Bank reports; table A: major data releases; table B: activity and inflation; table C: trade and finance; table D: financial markets; and table E: commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 117835 JUL 01, 2017

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Cigarette affordability in China : 2001-2016 (Chinese)

This study investigates the affordability of cigarettes in China between 2001 and 2016. In the past two decades, China has achieved unprecedented economic growth rates. ... See More +

Working Paper 114283 MAY 16, 2017

Zheng,Rong; Hu,Xiao; Marquez,Patricio V.; Wang Yang,Emily Xiaoxia Disclosed

DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: taking stock; weekly insight: recent developments and outlook in low-income countries; and tabular data on major data releases; activity and inflation; trade and finance; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 115013 APR 28, 2017

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Consumption smoothing and shock persistence : optimal simple fiscal rules for commodity exporters (English)

A common criticism of balanced budget fiscal rules is that they increase the consumption volatility of financially constrained households who are unable to smooth consumption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8035 APR 25, 2017

Galego Mendes,Arthur; Pennings,Steven Michael Disclosed

Cigarette affordability in China : 2001-2016 (English)

This study investigates the affordability of cigarettes in China between 2001 and 2016. In the past two decades, China has achieved unprecedented economic growth rates. ... See More +

Working Paper 114283 APR 01, 2017

Zheng,Rong; Hu,Xiao; Marquez,Patricio V.; Wang Yang,Emily Xiaoxia Disclosed

The distributive impact of terms of trade shocks (English)

The halving of oil prices, which happened in a short period between late 2014 and the first months of 2015, has generated major terms of trade losses for oil exporting countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8016 MAR 29, 2017

Bussolo,Maurizio; Luongo,Patrizia Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletters are as follows: taking stock; weekly insight: do fiscal multipliers depend on fiscal positions? ... See More +

Newsletter 111074 DEC 09, 2016

Disclosed

What can MENA governments expect in 2016? (English)

Brief 108757 OCT 01, 2016

Mottaghi,Lili Disclosed

From energy prices to food prices : moving in tandem? (English)

Most commodity price indexes rebounded in the second quarter of 2016, continuing their upward climb from January lows on improved market sentiment and tapering supplies. ... See More +

Working Paper 107237 JUL 22, 2016

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Democratic Republic of Congo : product and market concentration and the vulnerability to exogenous shocks (English)

The high level of exports and their product and market concentration exposes the Democratic Republic of Congo to the economic fluctuations of the country's trade partners. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7700 JUN 07, 2016

Bou Habib,Chadi; Kebede,Ephraim Disclosed

Zambia economic brief : beating the slowdown - making every kwacha count (English)

The external environment confronting Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is expected to remain difficult in the near term. Commodity prices are expected to remain low, and in 2016, growth in the region isforecast to drop to 2.5 percent from 3.0 percent in 2015 (World Bank forecast). ... See More +

Working Paper 106508 JUN 01, 2016

Smith,Gregory Disclosed

Benchmarking and self-assessment for parliaments (English)

This book presents a tour d’horizon of the current state of parliamentary indicators and benchmarks. Though not trying to be prescriptive, there are already sufficient approaches to benchmarking, this book presents a comprehensive overview of the various approaches now in use around the world by both international organizations and parliaments. ... See More +

Publication 104283 APR 11, 2016

O'Brien,Mitchell; Stapenhurst, Rick; Von Trapp,Lisa Disclosed

The impact of China on Europe and Central Asia : Влияние Китая на Европу и Центральную Азию (Russian)

The economies of Europe and Central Asia (ECA) are facing complex challenges. In the eastern part of the region the task of governments is to orchestrate a coordinated crisis response. ... See More +

Publication 104605 APR 01, 2016

Timmer,Hans; Bussolo,Maurizio; Gould,David Michael; Letelier,Raquel Alejandra; Nguyen,Tu Chi; Panterov,Georgi Lyudmilov; Shaw,William; Ushakova,Ekaterina; Burns,Andrew; Izvorski,Ivailo V.; Pigato,Miria A.; Sanchez,Carolina Disclosed

The price is not always right : on the impacts of commodity prices on households (and countries) (English)

This paper provides an overview of the impact that one-time changes in commodity and other prices have on household welfare. It begins with a collection of stylized facts related to commodities based on household survey data from Latin America and Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7583 FEB 29, 2016

Lederman,Daniel; Porto,Guido Disclosed

A portfolio review of World Bank rice projects : fiscal years 1984-2011 (English)

Rice is the world’s most heavily consumed staple crop. Its production requires enormous volumes of water and emits large quantities of atmospheric methane, a greenhouse gas some many times more powerful than carbon dioxide - particularly during a medium term period of about seven years. ... See More +

Working Paper 102399 FEB 01, 2016

Pape-Christiansen,Andrea; Braimoh,Ademola Disclosed

Price transmission from international to domestic markets (English)

This study aims to improve the understanding of the extent and speed of the transmission of international cereal prices to local markets in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 103519 JAN 01, 2016

Greb, Friederike; Jamora,Nelissa Vibar; Mengel, Carolin; Von Cramon-Taubadel,Stephan; Wurriehausen, Nadine Disclosed

Low commodity prices and weak currencies (English)

Against the backdrop of a weakening global economy and volatility in international financial markets, countries of the Europe and Central Asia region (ECA) are transitioning to a new normal. ... See More +

Publication 100609 OCT 01, 2015

Timmer,Hans; Bussolo,Maurizio; Gogova,Dobrina; Gould,David Michael; Luongo,Patrizia; Nguyen,Tu Chi; Panterov,Georgi Lyudmilov; Ushakova,Ekaterina; Burns,Andrew; Izvorski,Ivailo V.; Pigato,Miria A.; Sanchez,Carolina Disclosed

Inequality, uprisings, and conflict in the Arab World (Arabic)

Against this backdrop of a slowing global economy, the MENA region is stagnating. Continued low oil prices, the escalation of conflicts, and civil wars make the short-term prospects for a growth recovery slim. ... See More +

Publication 99989 OCT 01, 2015

Ianchovichina,Elena; Mottaghi,Lili; Devarajan,Shantayanan Disclosed

Inequality, uprisings, and conflict in the Arab World (English)

Against this backdrop of a slowing global economy, the MENA region is stagnating. Continued low oil prices, the escalation of conflicts, and civil wars make the short-term prospects for a growth recovery slim. ... See More +

Publication 99989 OCT 01, 2015

Ianchovichina,Elena; Mottaghi,Lili; Devarajan,Shantayanan Disclosed

Inequality, uprisings, and conflict in the Arab World : Inégalités, soulèvements et conflits dans le monde arabe (French)

Against this backdrop of a slowing global economy, the MENA region is stagnating. Continued low oil prices, the escalation of conflicts, and civil wars make the short-term prospects for a growth recovery slim. ... See More +

Publication 99989 OCT 01, 2015

Ianchovichina,Elena; Mottaghi,Lili; Devarajan,Shantayanan Disclosed

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DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117835 Newsletter
Cigarette affordability in China : 2001-2016 (Chinese)
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MAY 16, 2017 114283 Working Paper
DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)
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APR 28, 2017 115013 Newsletter
Consumption smoothing and shock persistence : optimal simple fiscal rules for commodity exporters (English)
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APR 25, 2017 WPS8035 Policy Research Working Paper
Cigarette affordability in China : 2001-2016 (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114283 Working Paper
The distributive impact of terms of trade shocks (English)
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MAR 29, 2017 WPS8016 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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DEC 09, 2016 111074 Newsletter
What can MENA governments expect in 2016? (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 108757 Brief
From energy prices to food prices : moving in tandem? (English)
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JUL 22, 2016 107237 Working Paper
Democratic Republic of Congo : product and market concentration and the vulnerability to exogenous shocks (English)
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JUN 07, 2016 WPS7700 Policy Research Working Paper
Zambia economic brief : beating the slowdown - making every kwacha count (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2016 106508 Working Paper
Benchmarking and self-assessment for parliaments (English)
See More +
APR 11, 2016 104283 Publication
The impact of China on Europe and Central Asia : Влияние Китая на Европу и Центральную Азию (Russian)
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APR 01, 2016 104605 Publication
The price is not always right : on the impacts of commodity prices on households (and countries) (English)
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FEB 29, 2016 WPS7583 Policy Research Working Paper
A portfolio review of World Bank rice projects : fiscal years 1984-2011 (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 102399 Working Paper
Price transmission from international to domestic markets (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103519 Working Paper
Low commodity prices and weak currencies (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100609 Publication
Inequality, uprisings, and conflict in the Arab World (Arabic)
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OCT 01, 2015 99989 Publication
Inequality, uprisings, and conflict in the Arab World (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 99989 Publication
Inequality, uprisings, and conflict in the Arab World : Inégalités, soulèvements et conflits dans le monde arabe (French)
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OCT 01, 2015 99989 Publication