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International debt statistics 2017 (English)

International Debt Statistics (IDS) 2017 focuses on financial flows, trends in external debt, and other major financial indicators for low, middle and high-income countries. ... See More +

Publication 111541 DEC 13, 2016

Rucaj,Evis; Agarwal,Parul-000490117; Yee Amezaga,Karla Mirari; Bourke,Peter; Nyakeri,Cynthia Nyanchama; Pollock,Malvina A.; Song,Sun Hwa; Sukaj,Rubena; Vellos,Rasiel Victor; Venkatesan,Alagiriswamy Disclosed

Does debt relief improve child health ? evidence from cross-country micro data (English)

This paper analyzes the effects of a multilateral debt relief program on child health. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank launched the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative in the late 1990s to reduce the debt burdens of poor countries, and explicitly linked the initiative to the aim of poverty reduction and social targets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7872 OCT 24, 2016

Welander,Anna Carin Charlotte Disclosed

Subnational debt management performance assessment (DEMPA) methodology (English)

The Subnational DeMPA is a methodology for assessing subnational debt management performance at the level of local government through a comprehensive set of indicators spanning the full range of subnational debt management functions. ... See More +

Working Paper 108372 SEP 01, 2016

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Accessing new financial markets and improving borrowing terms in Serbia (English)

After transition-related declines in Gross Domestic Product, or GDP and armed conflict in the 1990s, Serbia has restored macroeconomic stability in the last decade and achieved high growth. ... See More +

Brief 81165 AUG 25, 2016

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Customizing the debt repayment schedule to improve fiscal sustainability in Brazil (English)

Rio Grande do Sul (RGS) is the fourth largest state economy in Brazil; fifth largest in population. Despite its relatively favorable social and economic position in the country, continuous fiscal deficits and excessive indebtedness were hampering the state's ability to promote economic growth. ... See More +

Brief 81174 AUG 25, 2016

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Debt Management Facility (DMF) news (issue 24) (English)

This issue of the Debt Management Facility (DMF) newsletter includes the following topics: (i) the 7th annual DMF stake-holders’ forum: managing a diverse debt portfolio in a vol-atile global environment; (ii) medium-term debt manage-ment strategy process: the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina; (iii) debt management events: xii annual meeting of the LAC debt group; (iv) DMPP participants: first half 2016; (v) DMF mission activities over January to June 2016; (vi) DMF training activities over January to June 2016; and (vii) forthcoming mission and training activities. ... See More +

Newsletter 107173 JUL 01, 2016

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Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (April 2016) (English)

This Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program covers FY16 Q3, FY16 Q4, and updated reports and other documents to be circulated for information. ... See More +

Board Report 104555 APR 01, 2016

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Subnational debt management and restructuring : lessons from international experience (English)

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, policymakers around the world are focusing once again on government debt sustainability. In China, subnational government debt is an important part of total government debt, and therefore deserves the attention that policymakers have paid to the topic. ... See More +

Working Paper 102612 JAN 01, 2016

Kahkonen,Satu Kristiina J.; Gooptu,Sudarshan Disclosed

Public debt vulnerabilities in low-income countries : the evolving landscape (English)

This is the first joint International Monetary Fund (IMF) and (WB) World Bank report on public debt vulnerabilities in low income countries (LICs). ... See More +

Board Report 101021 NOV 13, 2015

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Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (November 2015) (English)

This Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program covers FY16 Q2, Q3, and updated reports and other documents to be circulated for information. ... See More +

Board Report 100611 NOV 01, 2015

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DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: high income economies; and developing economies in East Asia, Pacific, and Sub-Saharan Africa ... See More +

Newsletter 96666 MAY 01, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

African debt since HIPC : how clean is the slate? (English)

The paper finds a moderate evolution in public debt ratios since debt relief among heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) and multilateral debt relief initiative (MDRI) recipient countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, with certain exceptions. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 97567 MAR 01, 2015

Merotto,Dino Leonardo; Stucka,Tihomir; Thomas,Mark Roland Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - Cash Transfer Project : additional financing : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 94477 FEB 01, 2015

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Mauritania : joint-bank fund debt sustainability analysis (English)

Mauritania’s risk of debt distress is rated high due to a breach of the debt-to-GDP ratio threshold under the baseline scenario. This represents a downgrade from the moderate risk of debt distress at the time of the 2012 Debt Sustainability Analysis. ... See More +

Board Report 95162 JAN 14, 2015

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Senegal economic update : learning from the past for a better future (English)

Gross domestic product (GDP) growth was a disappointing 3.5 percent in 2013. It remained largely unchanged compared to 2012, reflecting a decline in cereal production and stagnation in the industrial sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 94258 DEC 01, 2014

Cinyabuguma, Matthias; English, Philip French Disclosed

Ukraine - First Programmatic Financial Sector Development Policy Loan Program (English)

The First Programmatic Financial Sector Development Policy Loan (FSDPL1) supports a program of high-priority reform measures in the banking sector, and is a part of the World Bank Group's broader crisis-response support package for Ukraine. ... See More +

Program Document 87910 JUL 18, 2014

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Cameroon - Joint Bank-Fund debt sustainability analysis : 2014 update (English)

This debt sustainability analysis builds on the one conducted at the time of the 2013 article four consultation. It finds that Cameroon's external debt remains sustainable, with all external debt ratios staying below their respective thresholds. ... See More +

Board Report 89198 JUN 27, 2014

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International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 634 : transfer from surplus to replenish the trust fund for Gaza and West Bank (English)

On June 23, 2014, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors adopted resolution number six hundred and thirty-four. ... See More +

Board Report 90082 JUN 23, 2014

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Bangladesh - Joint bank-fund debt sustainability analysis : 2014 update (English)

This debt sustainability analysis (DSA) updates the joint bank-fund DSA update from November 11, 2013. The results indicate that Bangladesh remains at a low risk of external or public debt distress. ... See More +

Board Report 89603 JUN 02, 2014

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Turkey - Public finance review : Turkey in transition - time for a fiscal policy pivot? (English)

Turkey has experienced rapid growth and improved social outcomes over the past decade. Per-capita income in United States dollar (USD) terms tripled during the first decade of the 21th century, and Turkey is now the world's 17th largest economy. ... See More +

Public Investment Review 85104 MAY 20, 2014

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International debt statistics 2017 (English)
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DEC 13, 2016 111541 Publication
Does debt relief improve child health ? evidence from cross-country micro data (English)
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OCT 24, 2016 WPS7872 Policy Research Working Paper
Subnational debt management performance assessment (DEMPA) methodology (English)
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SEP 01, 2016 108372 Working Paper
Accessing new financial markets and improving borrowing terms in Serbia (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 81165 Brief
Customizing the debt repayment schedule to improve fiscal sustainability in Brazil (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 81174 Brief
Debt Management Facility (DMF) news (issue 24) (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 107173 Newsletter
Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (April 2016) (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104555 Board Report
Subnational debt management and restructuring : lessons from international experience (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102612 Working Paper
Public debt vulnerabilities in low-income countries : the evolving landscape (English)
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NOV 13, 2015 101021 Board Report
Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (November 2015) (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 100611 Board Report
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96666 Newsletter
African debt since HIPC : how clean is the slate? (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 97567 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
West Bank and Gaza - Cash Transfer Project : additional financing : procurement plan (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94477 Procurement Plan
Mauritania : joint-bank fund debt sustainability analysis (English)
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JAN 14, 2015 95162 Board Report
Senegal economic update : learning from the past for a better future (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 94258 Working Paper French
Ukraine - First Programmatic Financial Sector Development Policy Loan Program (English)
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JUL 18, 2014 87910 Program Document
Cameroon - Joint Bank-Fund debt sustainability analysis : 2014 update (English)
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JUN 27, 2014 89198 Board Report
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 634 : transfer from surplus to replenish the trust fund for Gaza and West Bank (English)
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JUN 23, 2014 90082 Board Report
Bangladesh - Joint bank-fund debt sustainability analysis : 2014 update (English)
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JUN 02, 2014 89603 Board Report
Turkey - Public finance review : Turkey in transition - time for a fiscal policy pivot? (English)
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MAY 20, 2014 85104 Public Investment Review