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On the predictability of growth (English)

A country's productive structure and competitiveness are harbingers of growth. Growth is a dynamic process based on capabilities that are difficult to define and measure across countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8117 JUN 26, 2017

Cristelli,Matthieu Claudio Ascagne; Tacchella,Andrea; Cader,Masud Z.; Roster,Kirstin Ingrid; Pietronero,Luciano Disclosed

Long-term growth scenarios for Bangladesh (English)

Bangladesh has achieved robust economic growth over the past 10 years, with real GDP growing by more than 6 percent on average each year. This paper investigates whether the country will be able to maintain such high levels of growth going forward. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7952 JAN 24, 2017

Sinha,Rishabh Disclosed

All that glitters is not gold : polarization amid poverty reduction in Ghana (English)

Ghana is an exceptional case in the Sub-Saharan Africa landscape. Together with a handful of other countries, Ghana offers the opportunity to analyze the distributional changes in the past two decades, since four comparable household surveys are available. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7758 JUL 20, 2016

Clementi,Fabio; Molini,Vasco; Schettino,Francesco Disclosed

All that glitters is not gold : polarization amid poverty reduction in Ghana (English)

Ghana is an exceptional case in the Sub-Saharan Africa landscape. Together with a handful of other countries, Ghana offers the opportunity to analyze the distributional changes in the past two decades, since four comparable household surveys are available. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7758 JUL 20, 2016

Clementi,Fabio; Molini,Vasco; Schettino,Francesco Disclosed

Identifying the economic potential of Indian districts (English)

Despite its rapid growth in recent decades, GDP per capita in India remains at a relatively low level by international standards, and the country continues to be marked by large subnational disparities in levels of well-being. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7623 APR 05, 2016

Roberts,Mark Disclosed

Learning or leaning : persistent and transitory growth spillovers from FDI (English)

Using firm-level data for Jordan, the paper estimates the extent to which growth spillovers from foreign direct investment (FDI) to local firms stem from persistent learning externalities (i.e., they endure even after foreign investment leaves as knowledge has been transferred to local firms) or from transitory effects (e.g., demand increases that evaporate following disinvestment). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7591 MAR 02, 2016

Davies,Ronald B.; Lamla,Michael Josef; Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias Disclosed

Guatemala - Closing gaps to generate more inclusive growth : systematic country diagnostic (English)

This Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) looks at why a country with such great potential has not been able to materialize it. The SCD analysis has identified several knowledge gaps. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 106770 JAN 01, 2016

Disclosed

Tonga - Second Phase of Economic Recovery Operation Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14835 NOV 25, 2015

Disclosed

Burundi - Fifth Phase of Economic Reform Support Grant Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14836 OCT 14, 2015

Disclosed

Ethiopia’s growth acceleration and how to sustain it—insights from a cross-country regression model (English)

Ethiopia has experienced a growth acceleration over the past decade on the back of an economic strategy emphasizing public infrastructure investment and supported by heterodox macro-financial policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7292 JUN 08, 2015

Moller,Lars Christian; Wacker,Konstantin M. Disclosed

Gender inequality and growth: the case of rich vs. poor countries (English)

This paper uses cross-section data for 107 countries to explore the relationship between gender inequality and economic growth. The paper departs from the literature by using a broad measure of gender inequality that goes well beyond gender inequality in education, which has been the focus of most studies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7172 JAN 01, 2015

Amin, Mohammad; Kuntchev, Veselin; Schmidt, Martin Disclosed

How significant is Africa's demographic dividend for its future growth and poverty reduction ? (English)

Africa will be undergoing substantial demographic changes in the coming decades with the rising working age share of its population. The opportunity of African countries to convert these changes into demographic dividends for growth and poverty reduction will depend on several factors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7134 DEC 01, 2014

Ahmed, S. Amer; Cruz, Marcio; Go, Delfin S.; Maliszewska, Maryla; Osorio-Rodarte, Israel Disclosed

Beyond commodities : the growth challenge of Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has seen a decade of remarkable growth and income convergence. Growth has been a key driver for reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity. ... See More +

General Economy, Macroeconomics and Growth Study 91015 DEC 01, 2014

Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Brueckner, Markus; Clavijo,Mateo; Vostroknutova,Ekaterina; Wacker,Konstantin M. Disclosed

Transitioning from low-income growth to high-income growth : is there a middle income trap ? (English)

Is there a "middle income trap"? Theory suggests that the determinants of growth at low and high income levels may be different. If countries struggle to transition from growth strategies that are effective at low income levels to growth strategies that are effective at high income levels, they may stagnate at some middle income level; this phenomenon can be thought of as a "middle income trap." ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7104 NOV 01, 2014

Bulman, David; Eden, Maya; Nguyen, Ha Disclosed

Aid is good for the poor : Aid is good for the poor (English)

Aid is good for the poor. This paper uses detailed aid data spanning 60 developing countries over the past two decades to show that social aid significantly and directly benefits the poorest in society, while economic aid increases the income of the poor through growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6998 AUG 01, 2014

Hirano, Yumeka; Otsubo, Shigeru Disclosed

Public and private investments in innovation capabilities : structural transformation in the Chilean wine industry (English)

This paper assembles novel data on the Chilean wine industry to investigate the role of investments in knowledge capital on sales growth in domestic and international markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6983 JUL 01, 2014

Dutz, Mark A.; O'Connell, Stephen D.; Troncoso, Javier L. Disclosed

Indonesia - Avoiding the trap : development policy review 2014 (English)

Within the next two decades Indonesia aspires to generate prosperity, avoid a middle-income trap, and leave no one behind as it tries to catch up with high-income economies. ... See More +

Development Policy Review (DPR) 86025 MAR 01, 2014

Disclosed

Albania - Maintaining growth, while pursuing reforms (English)

Albania has made great strides reintegrating with the international and European communities and is an important contributor to regional stability in the Balkans. ... See More +

Brief 91829 APR 01, 2012

Disclosed

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - Cash transfers keep students in school (English)

This Results Profile tells a story how cash transfers, keep students in school in The Former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia. Families of approximately 9,000 students throughout the country struggled to make ends meet and educate their children. ... See More +

Brief 93819 JAN 30, 2012

Disclosed

Enhancing competitiveness of enterprises in Moldova (English)

This Results Profile talks about enhancing enterprise competitiveness in Moldova. The unfavorable business environment was one of the main constraints to improvements in productivity and competitiveness of Moldovan enterprises. ... See More +

Brief 99802 APR 21, 2011

Disclosed

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On the predictability of growth (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 WPS8117 Policy Research Working Paper
Long-term growth scenarios for Bangladesh (English)
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JAN 24, 2017 WPS7952 Policy Research Working Paper
All that glitters is not gold : polarization amid poverty reduction in Ghana (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 WPS7758 Policy Research Working Paper
All that glitters is not gold : polarization amid poverty reduction in Ghana (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 WPS7758 Policy Research Working Paper
Identifying the economic potential of Indian districts (English)
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APR 05, 2016 WPS7623 Policy Research Working Paper
Learning or leaning : persistent and transitory growth spillovers from FDI (English)
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MAR 02, 2016 WPS7591 Policy Research Working Paper
Guatemala - Closing gaps to generate more inclusive growth : systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 106770 Systematic Country Diagnostic
Tonga - Second Phase of Economic Recovery Operation Project (English)
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NOV 25, 2015 ICRR14835 Implementation Completion Report Review
Burundi - Fifth Phase of Economic Reform Support Grant Project (English)
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OCT 14, 2015 ICRR14836 Implementation Completion Report Review
Ethiopia’s growth acceleration and how to sustain it—insights from a cross-country regression model (English)
See More +
JUN 08, 2015 WPS7292 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender inequality and growth: the case of rich vs. poor countries (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2015 WPS7172 Policy Research Working Paper
How significant is Africa's demographic dividend for its future growth and poverty reduction ? (English)
See More +
DEC 01, 2014 WPS7134 Policy Research Working Paper
Beyond commodities : the growth challenge of Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
See More +
DEC 01, 2014 91015 General Economy, Macroeconomics and Growth Study
Transitioning from low-income growth to high-income growth : is there a middle income trap ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7104 Policy Research Working Paper
Aid is good for the poor : Aid is good for the poor (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS6998 Policy Research Working Paper
Public and private investments in innovation capabilities : structural transformation in the Chilean wine industry (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6983 Policy Research Working Paper
Indonesia - Avoiding the trap : development policy review 2014 (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2014 86025 Development Policy Review (DPR)
Albania - Maintaining growth, while pursuing reforms (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2012 91829 Brief
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - Cash transfers keep students in school (English)
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JAN 30, 2012 93819 Brief
Enhancing competitiveness of enterprises in Moldova (English)
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APR 21, 2011 99802 Brief