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East Asia and Pacific - Economic update, October 2017: Balancing act (English)

Developing East Asia and the Pacific has continued to perform well in the first half of 2017. The region grew more rapidly than almost all other developing regions. ... See More +

Publication 120158 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Africa's Pulse (English)

Following a sharp slowdown over the past two years, a recovery is underway in Sub-Saharan Africa. Gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the region is expected to strengthen to 2.4 percent in 2017 from 1.3 percent in 2016, slightly below the pace previously projected. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 120334 OCT 01, 2017

French Disclosed

Afghanistan - Country snapshot (English)

Economic recovery is slow as continued insecurity curtails private investment and consumer demand. Growth remains principally driven by agriculture. ... See More +

Working Paper 120414 OCT 01, 2017

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Bangladesh - Country snapshot (English)

Bangladesh’s economic growth continued to be healthy, driven by industrial production and services, but the external current account balance turned negative as exports weakened, remittances plummeted and import payments rose. ... See More +

Working Paper 120416 OCT 01, 2017

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Philippines monthly economic developments : October 2017 (English)

The World Bank projects that the Philippine economy will grow at 6.6 percent in 2017, and 6.7 percent in 2018 and 2019. In September, the Philippine Stock Exchange index reached a new record high while the peso stabilized. ... See More +

Newsletter 120149 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Refugee crisis in MENA : meeting the development challenge (English)

The recovery in global activity anticipated in the April MENA Economic Monitor is on track. The global economy is projected to grow by 2.7 percent in 2017 and 2.9 percent in 2018–19. ... See More +

Working Paper 119941 OCT 01, 2017

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Mottaghi,Lili Arabic, French Disclosed

Refugee crisis in MENA : meeting the development challenge (French)

The recovery in global activity anticipated in the April MENA Economic Monitor is on track. The global economy is projected to grow by 2.7 percent in 2017 and 2.9 percent in 2018–19. ... See More +

Working Paper 119941 OCT 01, 2017

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Mottaghi,Lili Arabic, English Disclosed

Refugee crisis in MENA : meeting the development challenge (Arabic)

The recovery in global activity anticipated in the April MENA Economic Monitor is on track. The global economy is projected to grow by 2.7 percent in 2017 and 2.9 percent in 2018–19. ... See More +

Working Paper 119941 OCT 01, 2017

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Mottaghi,Lili French, English Disclosed

Bangladesh development update : towards more, better and inclusive jobs (English)

The economy is moving forward at a strong pace despite internal and external headwinds. Poverty reduction underpinned by job creation has continued, albeit at a slower pace due to lower remittances, flat exports, higher food prices and adverse natural shocks. ... See More +

Working Paper 120089 SEP 27, 2017

Disclosed

The economics of clove farming in Indonesia (English)

This report aims to inform the current debate over the taxation of kreteks in Indonesia by examining clove-farming livelihoods. It presents results from a comprehensive, household-level, economically-focused survey of 600 clove farmers across the two largest clove-growing regions, Sulawesi and Central Java. ... See More +

Working Paper 120318 SEP 23, 2017

Disclosed

World Bank Annual Report 2017 (English)

The World Bank comprises the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). The organization’s mission is to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity in a sustainable way. ... See More +

Board Report 119779 SEP 18, 2017

Disclosed

Nepal development update : fiscal architecture for federal Nepal (English)

Global growth is picking up and the growth in the South Asia region continues to remain strong. A recovery in industrial activity has coincided with a pickup in global trade, after two years of marked weakness. ... See More +

Working Paper 119723 SEP 01, 2017

Cosic,Damir; Dahal,Sudyumna; Bajracharya,Roshan Darshan; Rana,Saurav Shamsher J.B.; Blanco Cossio,Fernando Andres Disclosed

Uganda - From regulators to enablers : role of city governments in economic development of greater Kampala (English)

Uganda is urbanizing rapidly. If not proactively managed, Uganda will miss a major opportunity for structural transformation. The purpose of this report is to provide Ugandan policymakers with economic analyses on the role of Greater Kampala in achieving Uganda’s economic goals outlined in Vision 2040 and the actions needed to unlock the city’s economic potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 119806 SEP 01, 2017

Hobson,Emma Sameh Wadie; Kathage,Angus Morgan Disclosed

2017 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Index (English)

This World Bank GRI Index 2017 provides an overview of sustainability considerations within the World Bank’s lending and analytical services as well as its corporate activities. ... See More +

Working Paper 120154 SEP 01, 2017

Disclosed

The nature of trade and growth linkages (English)

This paper shows new empirical regularities indicating that the structure of trade connections affects the trade-growth nexus. System generalized method of moments estimations indicate that key structural features associated with the composition of traded products and partners matter for growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8168 AUG 15, 2017

Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Pinat,Magali Disclosed

Do labor markets limit the inclusiveness of growth in the Dominican Republic? : ¿Ha sido limitado el crecimiento inclusivo en la República Dominicana por los mercados laborales? (Spanish)

The strong economic growth enjoyed by the Dominican Republic following its 2003 domestic crisis was not matched by similarly substantial progress in poverty reduction. ... See More +

Working Paper 117877 AUG 01, 2017

Disclosed

Do labor markets limit the inclusiveness of growth in the Dominican Republic? (English)

The strong economic growth enjoyed by the Dominican Republic following its 2003 domestic crisis was not matched by similarly substantial progress in poverty reduction. ... See More +

Working Paper 117877 AUG 01, 2017

Disclosed

The Geography of Welfare in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Togo : Géographie du bien-être au Bénin, au Burkina Faso, en Côte d’Ivoire et au Togo (French)

This report aims to assess the spatial disparities in economic development along four important dimensions: (i) It provides stylized facts of the underlying forces behind within-country inequality, namely natural endowment, agglomeration economies, and market access. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 118151 AUG 01, 2017

Nguyen,Nga Thi Viet; Dizon,Felipe Jr Fadullon Disclosed

The Geography of Welfare in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Togo (English)

This report aims to assess the spatial disparities in economic development along four important dimensions: (i) It provides stylized facts of the underlying forces behind within-country inequality, namely natural endowment, agglomeration economies, and market access. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 118151 AUG 01, 2017

Nguyen,Nga Thi Viet; Dizon,Felipe Jr Fadullon Disclosed

Republic of Congo – Poverty assessment report : education, jobs and social protection for a sustainable reduction of poverty : executive summary (English)

This poverty assessment analyzes recent trends in monetary and nonmonetary aspects ofpoverty and economic vulnerability in the Republic of Congo (ROC), based on two nationallyrepresentative and broadly comparable household expenditure surveys conducted bythe National Institute of Statistics (NIS) in 2005 and 2011. ... See More +

Working Paper 114706 AUG 01, 2017

French Disclosed

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East Asia and Pacific - Economic update, October 2017: Balancing act (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120158 Publication
Africa's Pulse (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120334 Working Paper (Numbered Series) French
Afghanistan - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120414 Working Paper
Bangladesh - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120416 Working Paper
Philippines monthly economic developments : October 2017 (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120149 Newsletter
Refugee crisis in MENA : meeting the development challenge (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 119941 Working Paper Arabic, French
Refugee crisis in MENA : meeting the development challenge (French)
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OCT 01, 2017 119941 Working Paper Arabic, English
Refugee crisis in MENA : meeting the development challenge (Arabic)
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OCT 01, 2017 119941 Working Paper French, English
Bangladesh development update : towards more, better and inclusive jobs (English)
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SEP 27, 2017 120089 Working Paper
The economics of clove farming in Indonesia (English)
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SEP 23, 2017 120318 Working Paper
World Bank Annual Report 2017 (English)
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SEP 18, 2017 119779 Board Report
Nepal development update : fiscal architecture for federal Nepal (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 119723 Working Paper
Uganda - From regulators to enablers : role of city governments in economic development of greater Kampala (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 119806 Working Paper
2017 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Index (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 120154 Working Paper
The nature of trade and growth linkages (English)
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AUG 15, 2017 WPS8168 Policy Research Working Paper
Do labor markets limit the inclusiveness of growth in the Dominican Republic? : ¿Ha sido limitado el crecimiento inclusivo en la República Dominicana por los mercados laborales? (Spanish)
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AUG 01, 2017 117877 Working Paper
Do labor markets limit the inclusiveness of growth in the Dominican Republic? (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 117877 Working Paper
The Geography of Welfare in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Togo : Géographie du bien-être au Bénin, au Burkina Faso, en Côte d’Ivoire et au Togo (French)
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AUG 01, 2017 118151 Other Poverty Study
The Geography of Welfare in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Togo (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 118151 Other Poverty Study
Republic of Congo – Poverty assessment report : education, jobs and social protection for a sustainable reduction of poverty : executive summary (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 114706 Working Paper French