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Afghanistan - Fiscal Performance Improvement Support Project (English)

The objective of the Fiscal Performance Improvement Support Project for Afghanistan is to contribute to the improvement of domestic revenue mobilization and public expenditures management, and of reinforcing a performance oriented management culture in the Ministry of Finance. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2479 NOV 28, 2017

Disclosed

The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Zambia (English)

This study assesses the redistributive impact of fiscal policy––and its individual elements––in Zambia. Zambia's 2015 fiscal policy reduces inequality; the largest reduction is created by in-kind public service expenditures on education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8246 NOV 20, 2017

Jellema,Jon Robbert; De La Fuente,Alejandro; Rosales,Manuel Disclosed

Regressive or progressive ? the effect of tobacco taxes in Ukraine (English)

Tobacco taxes are usually considered regressive, as the poorest individuals allocate larger shares of their budget toward the purchase of tobacco-related products. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8227 OCT 27, 2017

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Meneses,Francisco Jalles Disclosed

Indonesia - Second Indonesia Fiscal Reform Development Policy Loan Project (English)

The Development Policy Loan (DPL) aims to support the Government of the Republic of Indonesia’s priorities for improving quality of spending, strengthening revenue administration and enhancing tax policy to further the country’s medium-term economic development and poverty reduction goals. ... See More +

Program Document 120230 OCT 03, 2017

Disclosed

The distributional impact of taxes and social spending in Croatia (English)

This paper describes the impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty, and examines recent policy changes and whether there is room for an increased role for fiscal policy in improving the well-being of the poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8203 SEP 21, 2017

Inchauste Comboni,Maria Gabriela; Rubil,Ivica 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

Maharashtra - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)

Maharashtra is India’s second most populous state and home to 20 million poor. Poverty declined more rapidly in the state after 2005. As a result, today, poverty levels in Maharashtra are lower than the national average. ... See More +

Brief 119254 JUN 20, 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

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

Arithmetics and politics of domestic resource mobilization (English)

The 2015 United Nations resolution on Financing for Development stresses the importance of effective resource mobilization and use of domestic resources to pursue sustainable development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8029 APR 17, 2017

Bolch,Kimberly Blair; Ceriani,Lidia; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe Disclosed

Honduras - Fiscal Sustainability and Enhanced Social Protection Development Policy Credit Project (English)

Ratings of Fiscal Sustainability and Enhanced Social Protection Development Policy Credit Project for Honduras were as follows: outcome was satisfactory, risk to development outcome was substantial, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4127 FEB 28, 2017

Disclosed

Peru - Fiscal Management and Competitiveness Programmatic Development Policy Loans Project (English)

This PPAR evaluates the programmatic series of Peru FMCDPL I–IV and supplemental financing to FMCDPL II. The FMCDPL series aimed to support the government’s reform program to improve the functioning of Peru’s public sector institutions and business environment. ... See More +

Project Performance Assessment Report 110742 FEB 15, 2017

Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) Disclosed

The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Chile (English)

This paper applies a comprehensive tax-benefit incidence analysis to estimate the distributional effects of fiscal policy in Chile in 2013. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7939 JAN 10, 2017

Martinez Aguilar,Sandra Natalia; Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Ortiz-Juarez,Eduardo; Del Carmen Hasbun,Giselle Eugenia Disclosed

Establishing a fiscal risk management department in the Ministry of finance of Serbia (English)

While current legislation in Serbia covers some fiscal risks and some aspects of how to manage them, important gaps remain in the country’s fiscal risk management framework. ... See More +

Working Paper 113855 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Pro-growth equity : a policy framework for the twin goals (English)

Growth is an important channel for poverty reduction. Policies to make growth more "inclusive" have permeated the development debate and "pro-poor growth" has been the subject of a wide range of papers in the literature, including issues related to measurement, modeling, and policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7897 NOV 23, 2016

Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos Disclosed

Afghanistan economic update (English)

Security and development remain inextricably linked in Afghanistan, with the poor security environment continuing to exert a significant constraint on confidence, investment, and growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 109890 OCT 01, 2016

Joya,Mohammad Omar; Haque,Tobias Akhtar; Nassif,Claudia; Farahi,Mohammad Aman Dari Disclosed

The distributional impact of taxes and transfers in Poland (English)

This paper assesses the impact of fiscal policy on the incidence, depth, and severity of poverty, and examines whether there is room for an increased role for fiscal policy in improving the wellbeing of the poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7787 AUG 09, 2016

Goraus Tanska,Karolina Marta; Inchauste Comboni,Maria Gabriela Disclosed

Suriname - First Fiscal Management and Economic Competitiveness Project (English)

Program Information Document AB7849 MAY 23, 2016

Disclosed

The different dimensions of inequality in Africa (English)

Of the 10 most unequal countries in the world today, 7 are in Africa. Excluding these countries (five of which have populations of less than 5 million and most of which are in Southern Africa) and controlling for country-level income, Africa has consumption inequality levels comparable to developing countries in other parts of the world. ... See More +

Brief 105632 MAY 01, 2016

Beegle,Kathleen G.; Christiaense, Luc; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Gaddis,Isis Disclosed

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Afghanistan - Fiscal Performance Improvement Support Project (English)
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NOV 28, 2017 PAD2479 Project Appraisal Document
The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Zambia (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 WPS8246 Policy Research Working Paper
Regressive or progressive ? the effect of tobacco taxes in Ukraine (English)
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OCT 27, 2017 WPS8227 Policy Research Working Paper
Indonesia - Second Indonesia Fiscal Reform Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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OCT 03, 2017 120230 Program Document
The distributional impact of taxes and social spending in Croatia (English)
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SEP 21, 2017 WPS8203 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
Maharashtra - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119254 Brief
Chad - Emergency Fiscal Stabilization Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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JUN 19, 2017 114931 Program Document
Jamaica - Second Competitiveness and Fiscal Management Programmatic Development Policy Financing Project (English)
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APR 28, 2017 110677 Program Document
Arithmetics and politics of domestic resource mobilization (English)
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APR 17, 2017 WPS8029 Policy Research Working Paper
Honduras - Fiscal Sustainability and Enhanced Social Protection Development Policy Credit Project (English)
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FEB 28, 2017 ICR4127 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Peru - Fiscal Management and Competitiveness Programmatic Development Policy Loans Project (English)
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FEB 15, 2017 110742 Project Performance Assessment Report
The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Chile (English)
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JAN 10, 2017 WPS7939 Policy Research Working Paper
Establishing a fiscal risk management department in the Ministry of finance of Serbia (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113855 Working Paper
Pro-growth equity : a policy framework for the twin goals (English)
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NOV 23, 2016 WPS7897 Policy Research Working Paper
Afghanistan economic update (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109890 Working Paper Dari
The distributional impact of taxes and transfers in Poland (English)
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AUG 09, 2016 WPS7787 Policy Research Working Paper
Suriname - First Fiscal Management and Economic Competitiveness Project (English)
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MAY 23, 2016 AB7849 Program Information Document
The different dimensions of inequality in Africa (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105632 Brief