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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

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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

Innovation for productivity growth in Ecuador : unlocking constraints through horizontal and cluster development policies : Executive summary (English)

Over the last decade, Ecuador experienced inclusive growth fueled by a favorable external environment that financed a vast expansion of the public sector. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS22413 JUL 21, 2017

Rubalcaba Bermejo,Luis; Slavova,Stefka; Kim,Maria Deborah; Merino De Lucas,Fernando; Franco-Temple,Ernesto; Victor,Jessica Michelle; Ferrer Morera,Gloria Disclosed

Productivity in the non-oil sector in Nigeria : firm-level evidence (English)

This paper examines the determinants of the productivity of Nigerian firms, using three waves of Enterprise Surveys from 2007, 2009, and 2014 and 7,670 firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8145 JUL 12, 2017

Herrera,Santiago; Kouame,Wilfried Anicet Kouakou Disclosed

Evidence for a presource curse ? oil discoveries, elevated expectations, and growth disappointments (English)

Oil discoveries can constitute a major positive and exogenous shock to economic activity, but the resource curse hypothesis would suggest they might also be detrimental to growth over the long run. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8140 JUL 10, 2017

Cust,James Frederick; Mihalyi,David Disclosed

Climbing higher : toward a middle-income Nepal : उच्च आरोहण: मध्यआय मुलुकतर्फको दिशामा (Nepali)

Nepal's recent history of development is marred by a paradox. Many countries in the world have experienced rapid growth but modest poverty reduction, as income has increasingly concentrated in the hands of the wealthy. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 115156 JUL 01, 2017

Cosic,Damir; Dahal,Sudyumna; Kitzmuller,Markus Disclosed

Situation économique en Côte d’Ivoire : et si l’emergence était une femme? (French)

Le dernier rapport sur la situation économique de la Côte d`Ivoire constate qu'en 2016 et pendant les premiers mois de 2017, le pays a continué d'enregistrer une croissance économique parmi les plus fortes du continent africain. ... See More +

Working Paper 117223 JUL 01, 2017

Disclosed

Assessing Africa's policies and institutions : 2016 CPIA results for Africa (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa faced another challenging year in 2016. Economic activity continued to weaken, amid less favorable terms of trade, slowdown in global growth, and difficult domestic conditions. ... See More +

Working Paper 117514 JUL 01, 2017

Disclosed

Assessing Africa's policies and institutions : 2016 CPIA results for Africa : Évaluation des politiques et des institutions en Afrique : Résultats de la CPIA 2016 pour l'Afrique (French)

Sub-Saharan Africa faced another challenging year in 2016. Economic activity continued to weaken, amid less favorable terms of trade, slowdown in global growth, and difficult domestic conditions. ... See More +

Working Paper 117514 JUL 01, 2017

Disclosed

The Toll of war : the economic and social consequences of the conflict in Syria : executive summary (English)

The Arab Spring protest marked the beginning of a new era in the Syrian Arab Republic in 2011. Minor public protests began almost immediately after the initial protests in Cairo in January 2011. ... See More +

Working Paper 117331 JUL 01, 2017

Onder,Harun; Hayati,Fayavar; Sayeed, Haneen Ismael; Dajani,Ibrahim Khalil; Mousley,Peter J.; Pande,Aakanksha; Al-Aghbari,Abdulhakim Ali Ahmed; Talbi,Amal; Jagerskog,Lars Anders; Petrelli,Andrea; Judaprawira,Andrew James; Elzir,Angela; Lisulo,Angela S.; Vodopyanov,Anya; Wee,Asbjorn Haland; Maseeh,Ashwaq Natiq; Hexeberg,Barbro E.; Letica,Bartol; Shamsiev,Bekzod; Bollag,Burton S.; Rossotto,Carlo Maria; Stephan,David Andrew; Robalino,David A.; Sharma,Dhiraj; Merotto,Dino Leonardo; De Waal,Dominick Revell; Verner,Dorte; Ozcelik,Ece Amber; Fuli,Ejona; Artuc,Erhan; Metreau,Eric Roland; Ozveren,Eyup; Yamaguchi,Hiromi; Fearon,James D.; Von Der Goltz,Jan; Huenteler,Joern Torsten; Valdes Martinez,Jose Pablo; Aoun,Joy-Fares; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel; Garber,Kent David; Salmon,Kinley Clemens; Hamilton,Kirk E.; Ueda,Kohei; Fares,Lina; Stewart,Lisa Ann; Quota,Manal Bakur N; Maourani,Mohamed Ali; Assaf,Nabila; Maherali,Natasha Karim Lutfali; Prettitore,Paul Scott; Mcconaghy,Peter; Shah,Phoram; Nasr,Rabie; Arshad,Raja Rehan; Garcia,Raffi Enmanuel; Jennings,Ray Salvatore; Zgheib,Sally; Mobasher Fard,Shahrzad; El Khalil,Soraya; Hassan,Syed Mehdi; Akbar,Tahir; Schneider,Tobias; Hart,Tracy; Nguyen,Trang Thi Thuy; Balkir,Tulu; El-Hanbali,Usaid I.; Tammaa,Waad; Mehchy,Zaki; El Nakat,Ziad Salim; Le Borgne,Eric; Ghanem,Hafez M. H.; Belhaj,Ferid; Jha,Saroj Kumar; Devarajan,Shantayanan; Shankar,Kanthan; Kfouri,Claire; Minatelli,Janet Lynn; Al Dardari,Abdallah; Gelb,Alan Harold; Cordella,Tito; Devictor,Xavier; Harper,Andrew; Saba,Joseph P.; Araujo,Francisco Jose; Verme,Paolo; Kircher,Andrew C.; Matsunaga,Hideki; Mottaghi,Lili; Bance,Paul G. A.; Karasapan,Omer M.; Shah Sayed,Sajjad Ali; Mcinerney-Lankford,Siobhan; Onder,Stefanie; Stebbins,William; Sayigh,Yezid; Stefanova,Ekaterina Georgieva; Creger,Syviengxay Disclosed

The Toll of war : the economic and social consequences of the conflict in Syria (Vol. 2) : full report (English)

The Arab Spring protest marked the beginning of a new era in the Syrian Arab Republic in 2011. Minor public protests began almost immediately after the initial protests in Cairo in January 2011. ... See More +

Working Paper 117331 JUL 01, 2017

Onder,Harun; Hayati,Fayavar; Sayeed, Haneen Ismael; Dajani,Ibrahim Khalil; Mousley,Peter J.; Pande,Aakanksha; Al-Aghbari,Abdulhakim Ali Ahmed; Talbi,Amal; Jagerskog,Lars Anders; Petrelli,Andrea; Judaprawira,Andrew James; Elzir,Angela; Lisulo,Angela S.; Vodopyanov,Anya; Wee,Asbjorn Haland; Maseeh,Ashwaq Natiq; Hexeberg,Barbro E.; Letica,Bartol; Shamsiev,Bekzod; Bollag,Burton S.; Rossotto,Carlo Maria; Stephan,David Andrew; Robalino,David A.; Sharma,Dhiraj; Merotto,Dino Leonardo; De Waal,Dominick Revell; Verner,Dorte; Ozcelik,Ece Amber; Fuli,Ejona; Artuc,Erhan; Metreau,Eric Roland; Ozveren,Eyup; Yamaguchi,Hiromi; Fearon,James D.; Von Der Goltz,Jan; Huenteler,Joern Torsten; Valdes Martinez,Jose Pablo; Aoun,Joy-Fares; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel; Garber,Kent David; Salmon,Kinley Clemens; Hamilton,Kirk E.; Ueda,Kohei; Fares,Lina; Stewart,Lisa Ann; Quota,Manal Bakur N; Maourani,Mohamed Ali; Assaf,Nabila; Maherali,Natasha Karim Lutfali; Prettitore,Paul Scott; Mcconaghy,Peter; Shah,Phoram; Nasr,Rabie; Arshad,Raja Rehan; Garcia,Raffi Enmanuel; Jennings,Ray Salvatore; Zgheib,Sally; Mobasher Fard,Shahrzad; El Khalil,Soraya; Hassan,Syed Mehdi; Akbar,Tahir; Schneider,Tobias; Hart,Tracy; Nguyen,Trang Thi Thuy; Balkir,Tulu; El-Hanbali,Usaid I.; Tammaa,Waad; Mehchy,Zaki; El Nakat,Ziad Salim; Le Borgne,Eric; Ghanem,Hafez M. H.; Belhaj,Ferid; Jha,Saroj Kumar; Devarajan,Shantayanan; Shankar,Kanthan; Kfouri,Claire; Minatelli,Janet Lynn; Al Dardari,Abdallah; Gelb,Alan Harold; Cordella,Tito; Devictor,Xavier; Harper,Andrew; Saba,Joseph P.; Araujo,Francisco Jose; Verme,Paolo; Kircher,Andrew C.; Matsunaga,Hideki; Mottaghi,Lili; Bance,Paul G. A.; Karasapan,Omer M.; Shah Sayed,Sajjad Ali; Mcinerney-Lankford,Siobhan; Onder,Stefanie; Stebbins,William; Sayigh,Yezid; Stefanova,Ekaterina Georgieva; Creger,Syviengxay Disclosed

The Toll of war : the economic and social consequences of the conflict in Syria : خسائر الحرب: التبعات الاقتصادية والاجتماعية للصراع في سوريا (Arabic)

The Arab Spring protest marked the beginning of a new era in the Syrian Arab Republic in 2011. Minor public protests began almost immediately after the initial protests in Cairo in January 2011. ... See More +

Working Paper 117331 JUL 01, 2017

Onder,Harun; Hayati,Fayavar; Sayeed, Haneen Ismael; Dajani,Ibrahim Khalil; Mousley,Peter J.; Pande,Aakanksha; Al-Aghbari,Abdulhakim Ali Ahmed; Talbi,Amal; Jagerskog,Lars Anders; Petrelli,Andrea; Judaprawira,Andrew James; Elzir,Angela; Lisulo,Angela S.; Vodopyanov,Anya; Wee,Asbjorn Haland; Maseeh,Ashwaq Natiq; Hexeberg,Barbro E.; Letica,Bartol; Shamsiev,Bekzod; Bollag,Burton S.; Rossotto,Carlo Maria; Stephan,David Andrew; Robalino,David A.; Sharma,Dhiraj; Merotto,Dino Leonardo; De Waal,Dominick Revell; Verner,Dorte; Ozcelik,Ece Amber; Fuli,Ejona; Artuc,Erhan; Metreau,Eric Roland; Ozveren,Eyup; Yamaguchi,Hiromi; Fearon,James D.; Von Der Goltz,Jan; Huenteler,Joern Torsten; Valdes Martinez,Jose Pablo; Aoun,Joy-Fares; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel; Garber,Kent David; Salmon,Kinley Clemens; Hamilton,Kirk E.; Ueda,Kohei; Fares,Lina; Stewart,Lisa Ann; Quota,Manal Bakur N; Maourani,Mohamed Ali; Assaf,Nabila; Maherali,Natasha Karim Lutfali; Prettitore,Paul Scott; Mcconaghy,Peter; Shah,Phoram; Nasr,Rabie; Arshad,Raja Rehan; Garcia,Raffi Enmanuel; Jennings,Ray Salvatore; Zgheib,Sally; Mobasher Fard,Shahrzad; El Khalil,Soraya; Hassan,Syed Mehdi; Akbar,Tahir; Schneider,Tobias; Hart,Tracy; Nguyen,Trang Thi Thuy; Balkir,Tulu; El-Hanbali,Usaid I.; Tammaa,Waad; Mehchy,Zaki; El Nakat,Ziad Salim; Le Borgne,Eric; Ghanem,Hafez M. H.; Belhaj,Ferid; Jha,Saroj Kumar; Devarajan,Shantayanan; Shankar,Kanthan; Kfouri,Claire; Minatelli,Janet Lynn; Al Dardari,Abdallah; Gelb,Alan Harold; Cordella,Tito; Devictor,Xavier; Harper,Andrew; Saba,Joseph P.; Araujo,Francisco Jose; Verme,Paolo; Kircher,Andrew C.; Matsunaga,Hideki; Mottaghi,Lili; Bance,Paul G. A.; Karasapan,Omer M.; Shah Sayed,Sajjad Ali; Mcinerney-Lankford,Siobhan; Onder,Stefanie; Stebbins,William; Sayigh,Yezid; Stefanova,Ekaterina Georgieva; Creger,Syviengxay Disclosed

Uganda economic update - ninth edition : Infrastructure finance deficit : can public-private partnerships fill the gap? (English)

As a result of a number of internal and external shocks, Uganda's economy is currently growing at the lowest rate recorded over the past two decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 117760 JUL 01, 2017

Sebudde,Rachel K.; Shukla,Shyamala; Goffe,Valeriya; Sterwart,Fiona; Mawejje,Joseph; Olobo,Christopher; Okumu,Ibrahim; Kilimani,Nick Disclosed

Mozambique economic update : a two speed economy (English)

The third edition of the Mozambique Economic Update comes at a time when the economy is beginning to show some signs of recovery in 2017. But as extractives and other large industries drive the recent developments, whilst small and medium enterprises lag behind, Mozambique is increasingly showing the signs of being "A two-speed economy". ... See More +

Working Paper 117784 JUL 01, 2017

Mahdi,Shireen; Geginat,Carolin; Massingue,Anna Carlotta Allen; Antunes Morgado,Joao Leonel; Aga,Gemechu A.; Mucavele,Adelina Disclosed

Understanding the effects of the Taxa de Longo Prazo (TLP) reform in Brazil (Portuguese)

The creation of the Taxa de Longo Prazo (TLP) to substitute the Taxa de Juros de Longo Prazo (TJLP), as envisaged in the, Provisional Decree (Medida Provisoria) N. 777 debated in the Brazilian Congress can have significant impact on Brazil’s economic performance. ... See More +

Working Paper 117812 JUL 01, 2017

Byskov,Steen; Clavijo,Mateo Disclosed

Back to planning : how to close Brazil's infrastructure gap in times of austerity (English)

Why does Brazil continue to lag its peers in the quality of physical infrastructure? What are the implications for growth prospects? What could be done to close the infrastructure gap? ... See More +

Working Paper 117392 JUL 01, 2017

Raiser,Martin; Clarke,Roland N.; Procee,Paul; Briceno-Garmendia,Cecilia M.; Kikoni,Edith; Mubiru,Joseph Kizito; Vinuela,Lorena Disclosed

Western Balkans : Regional economic integration issues notes (English)

The Western Balkan countries, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, the former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia, achieved strong growth and poverty reduction since the start of the transition to market economies. ... See More +

Working Paper 117236 JUN 30, 2017

Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
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
Innovation for productivity growth in Ecuador : unlocking constraints through horizontal and cluster development policies : Executive summary (English)
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JUL 21, 2017 ACS22413 Working Paper
Productivity in the non-oil sector in Nigeria : firm-level evidence (English)
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JUL 12, 2017 WPS8145 Policy Research Working Paper
Evidence for a presource curse ? oil discoveries, elevated expectations, and growth disappointments (English)
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JUL 10, 2017 WPS8140 Policy Research Working Paper
Climbing higher : toward a middle-income Nepal : उच्च आरोहण: मध्यआय मुलुकतर्फको दिशामा (Nepali)
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JUL 01, 2017 115156 Country Economic Memorandum
Situation économique en Côte d’Ivoire : et si l’emergence était une femme? (French)
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JUL 01, 2017 117223 Working Paper
Assessing Africa's policies and institutions : 2016 CPIA results for Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117514 Working Paper
Assessing Africa's policies and institutions : 2016 CPIA results for Africa : Évaluation des politiques et des institutions en Afrique : Résultats de la CPIA 2016 pour l'Afrique (French)
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JUL 01, 2017 117514 Working Paper
The Toll of war : the economic and social consequences of the conflict in Syria : executive summary (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117331 Working Paper
The Toll of war : the economic and social consequences of the conflict in Syria (Vol. 2) : full report (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117331 Working Paper
The Toll of war : the economic and social consequences of the conflict in Syria : خسائر الحرب: التبعات الاقتصادية والاجتماعية للصراع في سوريا (Arabic)
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JUL 01, 2017 117331 Working Paper
Uganda economic update - ninth edition : Infrastructure finance deficit : can public-private partnerships fill the gap? (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2017 117760 Working Paper
Mozambique economic update : a two speed economy (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2017 117784 Working Paper
Understanding the effects of the Taxa de Longo Prazo (TLP) reform in Brazil (Portuguese)
See More +
JUL 01, 2017 117812 Working Paper
Back to planning : how to close Brazil's infrastructure gap in times of austerity (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117392 Working Paper
Western Balkans : Regional economic integration issues notes (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 117236 Working Paper