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Bringing E-money to the poor : successes and failures (English)

South Asia plays a key role in the global development arena, with the world’s largest working-age population, a quarter of the world’s middle-class consumers, the world’s greatest number of poor and undernourished people, and several fragile states of global geopolitical importance. ... See More +

Publication 119070 AUG 22, 2017

Riley,Thyra A.; Kulathunga,Anoma Disclosed

DECPG global weekly newsletter (no. 357) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: (i) taking stock; (ii) major data releases; (iii) activity and inflation; (iv) trade and finance; (v) financial markets; and (vi) commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 117852 JUL 28, 2017

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Investment policy and promotion diagnostics and tools : Maximizing the potential benefits of foreign direct investment (FDI) for competitiveness and development (English)

This paper presents a bird’s eye overview of the investment policy and promotion (IPP) logical framework developed by the trade and competitiveness global practice of the WBG to address the challenge of how countries can use foreign direct investment (FDI) to advance their economic development. ... See More +

Working Paper 117475 JUL 13, 2017

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Credit information and firms’ access to finance : evidence from an alternative measure of credit constraints (English)

This note analyzes the role of credit information in firms’ access to finance using a credit constraint variable from World Bank Enterprise Surveys and credit information data from Doing Business for 111 economies. ... See More +

Brief 117973 JUL 01, 2017

Chavez Sanchez,Edgar Ivan Disclosed

DECPG global weekly newsletter (no. 353) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: (i) taking stock; (ii) major data releases; (iii) activity and inflation; (iv) trade and finance; (v) financial markets; and (vi) commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 117849 JUN 30, 2017

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Burundi - Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Economic Reform Support Grants Project (English)

Ratings of Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Economic Reform Support Grants Project for Burundi were as follows: outcomes were modest, risk to development outcome was high, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4113 JUN 26, 2017

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Kosovo - Financial Sector Strengthening and Market Infrastructure Project (Formerly Titled Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project) (English)

Ratings for the Financial Sector Strengthening and Market Infrastructure Project (Formerly Titled Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project) for Kosovo were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4157 JUN 16, 2017

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Indonesia - Financial Sector Assessment (English)

Indonesia has exhibited strong macroeconomic performance, but developmental needs remain significant. To raise the living standards of a large population dispersed over thousands of islands, Indonesia must address several key challenges, including a sizeable infrastructure gap, relatively low productivity, and rising inequality. ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 119777 JUN 01, 2017

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Pakistan - Financial Inclusion and Infrastructure Project (English)

The development objective of Financial Inclusion and Infrastructure Project is to contribute to increasing access and usage of digital payments and other financial services for households and businesses in Pakistan. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2012 MAY 15, 2017

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Statement by Mr. Taro Aso at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by The Honorable Taro Aso, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, at the ninety-fifth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 114559 APR 22, 2017

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Statement by H.E. Alfredo Thorne Vetter at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by H.E. Alfredo Thorne Vetter, Minister of Finance, at the ninety-fifth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 114567 APR 22, 2017

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Internal Audit Vice Presidency (IADVP) : FY17 third quarter activity report (English)

The Internal Audit Vice Presidency (IAD) is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity that helps to improve WBG operations. It assists the institution in accomplishing its objectives by evaluating the effectiveness of WBG governance, risk management, and control processes. ... See More +

Board Report 115027 APR 15, 2017

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Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (English)

Latin America and the Caribbean does not have the infrastructure it needs, or deserves, given its income. Many argue that the solution is to spend more; by contrast, this report has one main message: Latin America can dramatically narrow its infrastructure service gap by spending efficiently on the right things. ... See More +

Working Paper 114110 APR 06, 2017

Fay,Marianne; Andres,Luis Alberto; Fox,Charles James Edward; Narloch,Ulf Gerrit; Straub,Stephane; Slawson,Michael Alan Disclosed

Statement of development credits for March 2017 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 114508 MAR 31, 2017

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DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: (i)taking stock; (ii) major data releases; (iii) activity and inflation; (iv) trade and finance; (v) financial markets; and (vi) commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 115009 MAR 31, 2017

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DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: (i)taking stock; (ii) major data releases; (iii) activity and inflation; (iv) trade and finance; (v) financial markets; and (vi) commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 115008 MAR 24, 2017

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DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: (i)taking stock; (ii) major data releases; (iii) activity and inflation; (iv) trade and finance; (v) financial markets; and (vi) commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 115007 MAR 17, 2017

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Sri Lanka - Financial Sector Modernization Project (English)

The development objective of the Financial Sector Modernization Project for Srilanka is to contribute to increasing financial market efficiency and use of financial services among micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and individuals. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2082 MAR 14, 2017

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Vietnam - Financial Sector Modernization and Information Management System Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 114113 MAR 01, 2017

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Remittance prices worldwide report (English)

Remittance Prices Worldwide (RPW) monitors remittance prices across all geographic regions of the world. Launched in September 2008, RPW monitors the cost incurred by remitters when sending money along major remittance corridors. ... See More +

Working Paper 114988 MAR 01, 2017

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Bringing E-money to the poor : successes and failures (English)
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AUG 22, 2017 119070 Publication
DECPG global weekly newsletter (no. 357) (English)
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JUL 28, 2017 117852 Newsletter
Investment policy and promotion diagnostics and tools : Maximizing the potential benefits of foreign direct investment (FDI) for competitiveness and development (English)
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JUL 13, 2017 117475 Working Paper
Credit information and firms’ access to finance : evidence from an alternative measure of credit constraints (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117973 Brief
DECPG global weekly newsletter (no. 353) (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 117849 Newsletter
Burundi - Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Economic Reform Support Grants Project (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 ICR4113 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Kosovo - Financial Sector Strengthening and Market Infrastructure Project (Formerly Titled Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project) (English)
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JUN 16, 2017 ICR4157 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Indonesia - Financial Sector Assessment (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 119777 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
Pakistan - Financial Inclusion and Infrastructure Project (English)
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MAY 15, 2017 PAD2012 Project Appraisal Document
Statement by Mr. Taro Aso at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)
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APR 22, 2017 114559 Board Report
Statement by H.E. Alfredo Thorne Vetter at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)
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APR 22, 2017 114567 Board Report
Internal Audit Vice Presidency (IADVP) : FY17 third quarter activity report (English)
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APR 15, 2017 115027 Board Report
Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (English)
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APR 06, 2017 114110 Working Paper
Statement of development credits for March 2017 : Africa (English)
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MAR 31, 2017 114508 Working Paper
DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)
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MAR 31, 2017 115009 Newsletter
DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)
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MAR 24, 2017 115008 Newsletter
DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)
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MAR 17, 2017 115007 Newsletter
Sri Lanka - Financial Sector Modernization Project (English)
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MAR 14, 2017 PAD2082 Project Appraisal Document
Vietnam - Financial Sector Modernization and Information Management System Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 114113 Procurement Plan
Remittance prices worldwide report (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 114988 Working Paper