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Pension funds and the impact of switching regulation on long-term investment (English)

This paper looks at the impact of members' ability to switch pension fund provider and /or portfolio on the allocation of pension funds to long-term investments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8143 JUL 11, 2017

Pedraza Morales,Alvaro Enrique; Fuentes,Olga; Searle,Pamela; Stewart,Fiona Elizabeth Disclosed

Tunisia - State Owned Bank’s (SOB) Restructuring Program for Results : environmental assessment : Environmental and social systems assessment (English)

The development objective of the State Owned Bank’s (SOB) Restructuring Program for Results for Tunisia will support key measures aiming at supporting directly and indirectly the restructuring of the SOBs. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment 117642 JUL 11, 2017

Gonnet,Laurent 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

Exchange rate and inflation dynamics in Zambia (English)

This paper investigates the dynamics between the exchange rate and consumer price inflation in Zambia. The analysis uses a structural vector autoregression, with quarterly data for 1995-2014 and a combination of short-run sign- and zero-restrictions to identify relevant global and domestic shocks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8128 JUN 28, 2017

Roger,Lionel Joshua; Smith,Gregory; Morrissey,Oliver Disclosed

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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The World Bank monthly operational summary (English)

The World Bank Monthly Operational Summary (MOS) reports on the status of projects in the World Bank's pipeline from the time the operation is identified to the signing of the Loan, Credit, or Grant Agreement. ... See More +

Board Report 116328 JUN 12, 2017

Disclosed

Ethiopia - Completion and learning review for country partnership strategy for the period FY13 - FY16 : IEG review (English)

Ethiopia is a low income country—one of the eleven poorest in the world—with a GNI per capita of USD 590 (current USD) in 2015. Its economy grew by 9.6 percent annually in real terms during the review period, faster than the Sub-Saharan Africa average (4.0 percent) and the rest of the world (2.6 percent), albeit the growth rate slowed to 6-7 percent in 2015-16 owing to a severe drought. ... See More +

CAS Completion Report Review 116057 JUN 07, 2017

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Republic of Congo - PEMFAR : implementing public financial management reforms to stimulate growth and achieve shared prosperity (French)

La République du Congo possède de nombreuses ressources qui peuvent être mises à profit pour bâtir une économie solide et robuste. Ces ressources sont : le pétrole, les minerais, les terres arables et une population jeune. ... See More +

Other Public Sector Study ACS14289 MAY 22, 2017

English Disclosed

Crossovers : female entrepreneurs who enter male sectors -- evidence from Ethiopia (English)

Occupational sector selection is an important determinant of returns for female entrepreneurs. If sectors that are traditionally male owned could provide an opportunity to earn higher returns, then what factors could encourage women to cross over into these sectors or prevent them from doing so? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8065 MAY 16, 2017

Alibhai,Salman; Buehren,Niklas; Papineni,Sreelakshmi; Pierotti,Rachael Susan Disclosed

Status goods : experimental evidence from platinum credit cards (English)

This paper provides novel evidence on status goods, using a series of field experiments with an Indonesian bank that markets platinum credit cards to high-income customers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8064 MAY 16, 2017

Bursztyn,Leonardo A.; Ferman,Bruno; Fiorin,Stefano; Kanz,Martin; Rao,Gautam Disclosed

Sierra Leone - Public Financial Management Improvement and Consolidation Project : additional financing and restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Public Financial Management Improvement and Consolidation Project for Sierra Leone will strengthen the overall development impact of the PFMICP,adjust the World Bank’s assistance to better reflect changing government priorities andcircumstances, and enhance the overall achievement.the overall project will be restructured to (a) revise the Project development objective; (b) revise several components to reflect new and dropped activities; (c) revise the Results Framework and Monitoring to reflect the additional financing (AF) and progress to date; and (d) extend the closing date by two years, to March 31, 2020. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD2235 MAY 16, 2017

Disclosed

Economic monitoring report to the ad hoc liaison committee (Vol. 2) : executive summary (Arabic)

The Palestinian people face an increasingly uncertain political environment, and an economy that is failing to generate the jobs and incomes that are needed to improve living standards. ... See More +

Working Paper 114551 MAY 04, 2017

Disclosed

Economic monitoring report to the ad hoc liaison committee : main report (English)

The Palestinian people face an increasingly uncertain political environment, and an economy that is failing to generate the jobs and incomes that are needed to improve living standards. ... See More +

Working Paper 114551 MAY 04, 2017

Disclosed

Vietnam - Country partnership framework for the period FY18-FY22 (English)

Thirty years after the launch of the economic reforms known as Doi Moi, Vietnam is considered a development success story—marked by remarkable poverty reduction and economic growth. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 111771 MAY 04, 2017

Disclosed

Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (May 2017) (English)

This Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program covers FY18 Q1, FY17 Q4, and updated reports and other documents to be circulated for information. ... See More +

Board Report 114693 MAY 01, 2017

Disclosed

World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)

This Board report acknowledges a World Bank Group Boards calendar for May 2017, June 2017 and July 2017

Board Report 115289 MAY 01, 2017

Disclosed

Afghanistan development update (English)

The Afghanistan Development Update, which is published twice a year, provides a comprehensive report of the state of the Afghan economy. It covers recent economic developments and outlines the medium-term outlook for Afghanistan. ... See More +

Working Paper 115229 MAY 01, 2017

Joya,Mohammad Omar; Farahi,Mohammad Aman; Wieser,Christina; Nassif,Claudia Dari, Disclosed

Afghanistan development update : د افغانستان اقتصادي راپور (Pashto)

The Afghanistan Development Update, which is published twice a year, provides a comprehensive report of the state of the Afghan economy. It covers recent economic developments and outlines the medium-term outlook for Afghanistan. ... See More +

Working Paper 115229 MAY 01, 2017

Joya,Mohammad Omar; Farahi,Mohammad Aman; Wieser,Christina; Nassif,Claudia Disclosed

Bulgaria - Financial Sector Assessment (English)

The authorities have actively pursued restoring credibility in the financial system following the collapse of the system’s fourth largest bank in 2014. ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 116053 MAY 01, 2017

Disclosed

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Pension funds and the impact of switching regulation on long-term investment (English)
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JUL 11, 2017 WPS8143 Policy Research Working Paper
Tunisia - State Owned Bank’s (SOB) Restructuring Program for Results : environmental assessment : Environmental and social systems assessment (English)
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JUL 11, 2017 117642 Environmental Assessment
Climbing higher : toward a middle-income Nepal : उच्च आरोहण: मध्यआय मुलुकतर्फको दिशामा (Nepali)
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JUL 01, 2017 115156 Country Economic Memorandum
Exchange rate and inflation dynamics in Zambia (English)
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JUN 28, 2017 WPS8128 Policy Research Working Paper
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
The World Bank monthly operational summary (English)
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JUN 12, 2017 116328 Board Report
Ethiopia - Completion and learning review for country partnership strategy for the period FY13 - FY16 : IEG review (English)
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JUN 07, 2017 116057 CAS Completion Report Review
Republic of Congo - PEMFAR : implementing public financial management reforms to stimulate growth and achieve shared prosperity (French)
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MAY 22, 2017 ACS14289 Other Public Sector Study English
Crossovers : female entrepreneurs who enter male sectors -- evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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MAY 16, 2017 WPS8065 Policy Research Working Paper
Status goods : experimental evidence from platinum credit cards (English)
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MAY 16, 2017 WPS8064 Policy Research Working Paper
Sierra Leone - Public Financial Management Improvement and Consolidation Project : additional financing and restructuring (English)
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MAY 16, 2017 PAD2235 Project Paper
Economic monitoring report to the ad hoc liaison committee (Vol. 2) : executive summary (Arabic)
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MAY 04, 2017 114551 Working Paper
Economic monitoring report to the ad hoc liaison committee : main report (English)
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MAY 04, 2017 114551 Working Paper
Vietnam - Country partnership framework for the period FY18-FY22 (English)
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MAY 04, 2017 111771 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Tunisia - Business Environment and Entrepreneurship (BEE) Development Policy Financing (DPF) Project : تمويل السياسات التنموية الخاصة بمناخ الأعمال و ريادة الأعمال (Arabic)
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MAY 01, 2017 114789 Program Information Document French, English
Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (May 2017) (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 114693 Board Report
World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115289 Board Report
Afghanistan development update (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115229 Working Paper Dari,
Afghanistan development update : د افغانستان اقتصادي راپور (Pashto)
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MAY 01, 2017 115229 Working Paper
Bulgaria - Financial Sector Assessment (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 116053 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)