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Which emerging markets and developing economies face corporate balance sheet vulnerabilities ? : a novel monitoring framework (English)

This paper introduces a novel corporate financial vulnerability index that tracks financial conditions of the non-financial corporate sector. Using the balance sheet information of 14,207 listed non-financial firms in 69 emerging markets and developing economies, the index shows that, at the global level, corporate vulnerability sharply increased since 2013 and stabilized in 2016. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8198 SEP 19, 2017

Feyen,Erik H.B.; Fiess,Norbert Matthias; Zuccardi Huertas,Igor Esteban; Lambert,Lara Alice Victoria Disclosed

Financial globalization : a glass half empty ? (English)

Since the 1970s, the world has embarked on a new financial globalization era. Cross-country capital flows have significantly increased in developed and developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8194 SEP 13, 2017

Schmukler,Sergio L.; Abraham,Facundo Disclosed

Knowledge brief : when, why, and how water and sanitation utilities can benefit from working together (English)

The World Bank Water Global Practice, under the WSS GSG Utility Turnaround thematic area, has implemented the Global Study on WSS Utility Aggregation to provide evidence-based guidance to policy makers and practitioners regarding when, why, and how water and sanitation utilities can work together, or aggregate, to successfully deliver specific policy outcomes, such as better services or lower costs. ... See More +

Working Paper 119031 AUG 01, 2017

Disclosed

Myanamar - Empowering people for inclusive growth : Performance and Learning Review of the Country Partnership Strategy for the period of FY15-FY17 (English)

The Myanmar Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for FYI 5-17, discussed at a Board meeting on April 23, 2015, is the WBG's first full country strategy for Myanmar in over 30 years. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 119790 AUG 01, 2017

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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

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

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

DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: monthly highlights; special focus; recent publications of prospects group; recent World Bank working papers; recent World Bank reports; table A: major data releases; table B: activity and inflation; table C: trade and finance; table D: financial markets; and table E: commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 117835 JUL 01, 2017

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And if the emergence was a woman ? : How Côte d'ivoire could win at least 6 billion US dollars : Et si l’emergence etait une femme ? : comment la Côte d’Ivoire pourrait gagner au moins 6 milliards de us dollars (French)

Working Paper 118626 JUL 01, 2017

000401764:Akoua Gertrude Tah:atah@worldbank.org; 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

DECPG global weekly newsletter (no. 352) (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 117847 JUN 23, 2017

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

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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

Disclosed

Global economic prospects : a fragile recovery (English)

Global activity is firming broadly as expected. Manufacturing and trade are picking up, confidence is improving, and international financing conditions remain benign. ... See More +

Publication 119218 JUN 01, 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

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Which emerging markets and developing economies face corporate balance sheet vulnerabilities ? : a novel monitoring framework (English)
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SEP 19, 2017 WPS8198 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial globalization : a glass half empty ? (English)
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SEP 13, 2017 WPS8194 Policy Research Working Paper
Knowledge brief : when, why, and how water and sanitation utilities can benefit from working together (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 119031 Working Paper
Myanamar - Empowering people for inclusive growth : Performance and Learning Review of the Country Partnership Strategy for the period of FY15-FY17 (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 119790 Country Assistance Strategy Document
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
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
Climbing higher : toward a middle-income Nepal : उच्च आरोहण: मध्यआय मुलुकतर्फको दिशामा (Nepali)
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JUL 01, 2017 115156 Country Economic Memorandum
DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117835 Newsletter
And if the emergence was a woman ? : How Côte d'ivoire could win at least 6 billion US dollars : Et si l’emergence etait une femme ? : comment la Côte d’Ivoire pourrait gagner au moins 6 milliards de us dollars (French)
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JUL 01, 2017 118626 Working Paper
Exchange rate and inflation dynamics in Zambia (English)
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JUN 28, 2017 WPS8128 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG global weekly newsletter (no. 352) (English)
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JUN 23, 2017 117847 Newsletter
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
Global economic prospects : a fragile recovery (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 119218 Publication
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)
See More +
MAY 04, 2017 114551 Working Paper