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A cross-country database of fiscal space (English)

This paper presents a comprehensive cross-country database of fiscal space, broadly defined as the availability of budgetary resources for a government to service its financial obligations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8157 AUG 02, 2017

Kose,Ayhan; Kurlat,Sergio Andres; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Sugawara,Naotaka Disclosed

Arab pension systems : trends, challenges and options for reforms (English)

This report provides an overview of current pension challenges and opportunities formembers of the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF)1. There is an urgent need to address pensionissues in the region to address fiscal, macroeconomic, sustainability, equity and welfarechallenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 118862 AUG 01, 2017

Price,William Joseph; Pallares-Miralles,Montserrat; Demarco,Gustavo C.; Attia,Habib 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

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

Taking stock : an update on Vietnam’s recent economic developments - special focus : towards a high-quality fiscal consolidation (English)

A broad-based recovery in global economic activity has been taking hold since late 2016. Industrial production has picked up and global trade accelerated after two years of pronounced weakness. ... See More +

Working Paper 117434 JUL 01, 2017

Dinh,Viet Tuan; Eckardt,Sebastian; Vu,Quyen Hoang; Alatabani,Alwaleed Fareed; Pham,Duc Minh; Cabral,Rodrigo Silveira Veiga Disclosed

Taking stock : an update on Vietnam’s recent economic developments - special focus : towards a high-quality fiscal consolidation (Vietnamese)

A broad-based recovery in global economic activity has been taking hold since late 2016. Industrial production has picked up and global trade accelerated after two years of pronounced weakness. ... See More +

Working Paper 117434 JUL 01, 2017

Dinh,Viet Tuan; Eckardt,Sebastian; Vu,Quyen Hoang; Alatabani,Alwaleed Fareed; Pham,Duc Minh; Cabral,Rodrigo Silveira Veiga Disclosed

Sierra Leone - Emergency Economic and Fiscal Support Operation Project (English)

Ratings of Emergency Economic and Fiscal Support Operation Project for Sierra Leone were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was significant, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4121 JUN 26, 2017

Disclosed

Gambia - Emergency Development Policy Operation Project (English)

The development objective of Emergency Development Policy Operation Project for The Gambia is to support strengthening the government’s fiscal position while restoring the provision of essential public services. ... See More +

Program Document 114635 JUN 22, 2017

Disclosed

Chad - Emergency Fiscal Stabilization Development Policy Operation Project (English)

The development objective of the Emergency Fiscal Stabilization Development Policy Operation Project for Chad is to support immediate fiscal stabilization through expenditure rationalization. ... See More +

Program Document 114931 JUN 19, 2017

Disclosed

Pakistan - Fiscally Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Development Policy Credit Project (English)

Ratings of Fiscally Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Development Policy Credit Project for Pakistan were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was substantial, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3946 JUN 15, 2017

Disclosed

Innovation for productivity growth in Ecuador : unlocking constraints through horizontal and cluster development policies (Vol. 2) : Innovation for productivity growth in Ecuador: unlocking constraints through horizontal and cluster development policies (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 JUN 13, 2017

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

Montenegro - Fiscal and Financial Sector Resilience Project (English)

Program Information Document AB7911 JUN 07, 2017

Disclosed

Uganda - Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers Program Project (English)

The objective of the Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers Program Project for Uganda is to improve the adequacy and equity of fiscal transfers and improve fiscal management of resources by Local Governments for health and education services. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 114260 JUN 06, 2017

Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic – A resilient economy… on a slow growth trajectory : with a special focus on : Kyrgyzstan's ailing energy sector (English)

The first part of the Economic Update analyzes recent macroeconomic trends and presents an assessment of the country's short- and medium-term outlook. ... See More +

Working Paper 115684 JUN 01, 2017

Russian Disclosed

Malaysia economic monitor : data for development (English)

Malaysia’s economic growth expanded strongly in first quarter (1Q) 2017. Gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate for 2017 is expected to accelerate to 4.9 percent, slightly above the government’s current projection range of 4.3 to 4.8 percent. ... See More +

Working Paper 116032 JUN 01, 2017

Munoz Moreno,Rafael; Simler,Kenneth; Teh Sharifuddin,Shakira Binti; Kunicova,Jana; Loh,Wei San; Chuah,Lay Lian; Fattal, Ricardo Alfredo Habalian; Gan,Gillian Chiah Ling; Vaira,Carolina Luisa; Arimuthu,Arividya P; Jeong, Yoo Nee; Georgieva,Dorina Peteva; Ulku,Hulya; Sudan,Randeep; Bruinooge,Geert Disclosed

Uganda - Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers Program for Results Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social systems assessment (English)

The objective of the Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers Program for Results Project for Uganda is to enhance equity and efficiency of financing of decentralized social services. ... See More +

Working Paper 114442 MAY 15, 2017

Dieng,Boyenge Isasi Disclosed

Bhutan - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY2015-2019 (English)

This performance and learning review (PLR) assesses the implementation progress of the World Bank Group (WBG) country partnership strategy (CPS) for the Kingdom of Bhutan in FY2015‐2019, which was discussed by the Board of Executive Directors on September 23, 2014. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 110736 MAY 08, 2017

Disclosed

Jamaica - Second Competitiveness and Fiscal Management Programmatic Development Policy Financing Project (English)

This program document presents a proposed programmatic Development Policy Financing (DPF) operation to support the Government of Jamaica’s (GOJ’s) policies aimed at (i) improving investment climate and competitiveness and (ii) sustaining fiscal consolidation and enhancing public financial management. ... See More +

Program Document 110677 APR 28, 2017

Disclosed

Tonga - Second Inclusive Growth Development Policy Operation Project (English)

The development objectives of Second Inclusive Growth Development Policy Operation Project for Tongo are to: i) Support fiscal resilience by means of strengthened revenue mobilization and strategic fiscal and debt policies; ii) support improved government accountability and private sector regulation by improving compliance with public procurement regulations, improving budgetary classifications, improving the adequacy of responses to external audit, and introducing new regulatory frameworks into selected sectors; and iii) support a more dynamic and inclusive economy by adopting investor‐friendly foreign investment legislation, extending coverage of the credit bureau, improving oversight and private participation in public enterprises, and introducing regulation to private sector labor markets. ... See More +

Program Document 113909 APR 27, 2017

Disclosed

Kosovo - Country partnership framework for the period FY17-FY21 (English)

This country partnership framework (CPF) for Kosovo covers the period from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2021 (fiscal years 2017-21). The CPF builds on the results and lessons of the previous World Bank Group country partnership strategy (CPS) which originally covered the period July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2015, and was subsequently extended by one year. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 112337 APR 25, 2017

Disclosed

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A cross-country database of fiscal space (English)
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AUG 02, 2017 WPS8157 Policy Research Working Paper
Arab pension systems : trends, challenges and options for reforms (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 118862 Working Paper
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
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
Taking stock : an update on Vietnam’s recent economic developments - special focus : towards a high-quality fiscal consolidation (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117434 Working Paper
Taking stock : an update on Vietnam’s recent economic developments - special focus : towards a high-quality fiscal consolidation (Vietnamese)
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JUL 01, 2017 117434 Working Paper
Sierra Leone - Emergency Economic and Fiscal Support Operation Project (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 ICR4121 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Gambia - Emergency Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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JUN 22, 2017 114635 Program Document
Chad - Emergency Fiscal Stabilization Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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JUN 19, 2017 114931 Program Document
Pakistan - Fiscally Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Development Policy Credit Project (English)
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JUN 15, 2017 ICR3946 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Innovation for productivity growth in Ecuador : unlocking constraints through horizontal and cluster development policies (Vol. 2) : Innovation for productivity growth in Ecuador: unlocking constraints through horizontal and cluster development policies (English)
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JUN 13, 2017 ACS22413 Working Paper
Montenegro - Fiscal and Financial Sector Resilience Project (English)
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JUN 07, 2017 AB7911 Program Information Document
Uganda - Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers Program Project (English)
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JUN 06, 2017 114260 Project Appraisal Document
Kyrgyz Republic – A resilient economy… on a slow growth trajectory : with a special focus on : Kyrgyzstan's ailing energy sector (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 115684 Working Paper Russian
Malaysia economic monitor : data for development (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 116032 Working Paper
Uganda - Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers Program for Results Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social systems assessment (English)
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MAY 15, 2017 114442 Working Paper
Bhutan - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY2015-2019 (English)
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MAY 08, 2017 110736 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Jamaica - Second Competitiveness and Fiscal Management Programmatic Development Policy Financing Project (English)
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APR 28, 2017 110677 Program Document
Tonga - Second Inclusive Growth Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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APR 27, 2017 113909 Program Document
Kosovo - Country partnership framework for the period FY17-FY21 (English)
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APR 25, 2017 112337 Country Assistance Strategy Document