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Potential Growth : Outlook and Options for the Russian Federation (English)

This paper examines the past and future trajectory of the Russian Federation's potential growth: the speed at which an economy could grow if all resources were utilized efficiently. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8663 DEC 03, 2018

Okawa,Yoki; Sanghi,Apurva Disclosed

Three Macroeconomic Trends Around the Onset of Armed Conflict in Developing Economies (English)

This paper studies the evolution of three macroeconomic variables (namely current fiscal expenditures, public debt, and consumer-price inflation) around the time of the onset of armed conflicts during 1950-2016. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8647 NOV 15, 2018

Lederman,Daniel; Rojas Guzman,Claudio Jeremias Disclosed

World Bank Group Global Tobacco Control Program (English)

The background country briefs were prepared by the WBG Global Tobacco Control Program team, over 2016-2018, to assist World Bank Group country teams in policy dialogue and technical support to government teams at Ministries of Finance and Ministries of Health in the countries of: Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Ethiopia, El Salvador, Gabon,Guatemala, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Uruguay, Uzbekistan. ... See More +

Working Paper 132032 NOV 13, 2018

Marquez,Patricio V. Disclosed

DECPG Weekly Global Economic Brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletters are as follows: taking stock; weekly insight: do fiscal multipliers depend on fiscal positions? ... See More +

Newsletter 132617 NOV 02, 2018

Disclosed

Belarus - Economic Update (English)

Policies to support domestic demand and commodity exports helped accelerate cyclical recovery in 2018. External demand volatilities and structural weaknesses of the state-owned enterprise (SOE) sector continue to undermine Belarus’s growth potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 132768 NOV 02, 2018

Smits,Karlis; Haiduk,Kiryl; Sidarenka,Maryna Disclosed

Staying the Course on Reforms – In Focus : Water for Prosperity and Development (English)

The near-tripling of oil prices from their trough in January 2016, to nearly 80 US dollars per barrel in early October 2018, has spurred a recovery in the GCC economies, following three years of persistent weakness. ... See More +

Working Paper 131955 NOV 01, 2018

Shaukat Khan,Tehmina; Onder,Harun Disclosed

Malawi Economic Monitor : Investing in Girls' Education (English)

The Malawi Economic Monitor (MEM) provides an analysis of economic and structural developmentissues in Malawi. This edition was published in November 2018. ... See More +

Working Paper 132531 NOV 01, 2018

Kandoole,Priscilla Flaness; Hettinger,Patrick Shawn; Wodon,Quentin T.; Kalemba,Sunganani Violet; Zeleza,Angela Nyarai; Chilima,Efrem Zephnath; Manja,Laston Petro; Male,Chata; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa Disclosed

Iran Economic Monitor : Weathering Economic Challenges (English)

Iranʼs GDP growth in 2017/18 eased considerably as the effect of large surge in oil revenues in the previous year dissipated. After undergoing an oil-based bounce in the economy in 2016/17, the economy registered a 3.8 percent growth in 2017/18 with the overwhelming majority of growth coming from the non-oil sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper 132553 NOV 01, 2018

Hayati,Fayavar; Kazemi Najaf Abadi,Majid; Andersen,Maria Reinholdt Disclosed

Busting the Myth : The Impact of Increasing the Minimum Wage : The Experience of Romania (English)

This paper discusses the impact of a gradual, pre-announced significant increase of the minimum wage during 2013–16 in Romania. The main finding is that the positive effects prevail when the starting level of increase in the minimum wage is very low and the economy is in a negative output gap. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8632 OCT 31, 2018

Heemskerk,Frank; Voinea,Liviu; Cojocaru,Alexandra Disclosed

Nepal - School Sector Development Program : Additional Financing (English)

P4R-AF-APP-PID PIDA171537 OCT 31, 2018

Disclosed

DECPG Global Weekly Newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: taking stock; and tabular data on major data releases; activity and inflation; trade and finance; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 132630 OCT 26, 2018

Disclosed

DECPG Global Weekly Newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: taking stock; and tabular data on major data releases; activity and inflation; trade and finance; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 132629 OCT 19, 2018

Disclosed

Concentration in the Banking Sector and Financial Stability : New Evidence (English)

Theory suggests that the effect of banking market concentration on financial stability is mediated by several competing variables. Using a sample of 68 countries from 1997 to 2015, this paper proposes a unified empirical framework to test for the simultaneous presence and impact of the mediators through which concentration is expected to impact financial stability. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8615 OCT 16, 2018

Calice,Pietro; Leonida,Leone Disclosed

Who Wins and Who Loses from Staple Food Price Spikes ? Welfare Implications for Mozambique (English)

With a large share of the population dependent on agriculture and high exposure to natural disasters and other food price shocks, the welfare impacts of food price inflation in Mozambique cannot be ignored. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8612 OCT 12, 2018

Baez Ramirez,Javier Eduardo; Caruso,German Daniel; Pullabhotla,Hemant Kumar Disclosed

DECPG Global Weekly Newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: taking stock; and tabular data on major data releases; activity and inflation; trade and finance; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 132628 OCT 12, 2018

Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic - Economic Governance Development Policy Operation Project (English)

This program document proposes a Development Policy Operation (DPO) in support of the Kyrgyz Government’s reforms to strengthen macro‐fiscal foundations for growth, enhance transparency and anti‐corruption in the public sector and boost private sector competitiveness. ... See More +

Program Document 130044 OCT 11, 2018

Disclosed

Disclosable Restructuring Paper - Access to Longer Term Finance for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Project - P159515 (English)

The development objective of the Access to Longer Term Finance for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Project for Argentina are to improve access to, and strengthen the framework for the provision of, longer term finance for eligible micro, small and medium enterprises. ... See More +

Project Paper RES33563 OCT 04, 2018

Perolli,Bujana Disclosed

Yemen Economic Monitoring Brief (English)

Yemen has been experiencing political instability since 2011 and open conflict since late 2014. As a result, the social and institutional fabric in Yemen has witnessed increasing disintegration. ... See More +

Brief 130967 OCT 01, 2018

Arabic Disclosed

Dominica - Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis : 2018 Update (English)

Dominica continues to be at high risk of debt distress. However, hurricane Maria in September 2017 caused severe social hardship and deterioration of fiscal and external balances, weakening sustainability. ... See More +

Working Paper 130851 OCT 01, 2018

Disclosed

Pakistan Development Update : At a Crossroad (English)

The report begins with a chapter on economic developments, with sections on growth, fiscal policy, public debt, the external sector, monetary developments and inflation, and the financial sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 120560 OCT 01, 2018

Ashraf,Mehwish; Ghumman,Adnan Ashraf; Aslam,Zehra; Shaikh,Sarmad Ahmed; Waheed,Muhammad; Blanco Armas,Enrique; Panasco Santos,Cristina Isabel; Qureshi,Ali Nadeem; Zamand,Mina; Schneider,Charles Patrick; Bashir,Amjad; Rontoyanni,Clelia Kalliopi Helena; Varela,Gonzalo J.; Zaheer,Namoos Disclosed

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Potential Growth : Outlook and Options for the Russian Federation (English)
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DEC 03, 2018 WPS8663 Policy Research Working Paper
Three Macroeconomic Trends Around the Onset of Armed Conflict in Developing Economies (English)
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NOV 15, 2018 WPS8647 Policy Research Working Paper
World Bank Group Global Tobacco Control Program (English)
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NOV 13, 2018 132032 Working Paper
DECPG Weekly Global Economic Brief (English)
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NOV 02, 2018 132617 Newsletter
Belarus - Economic Update (English)
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NOV 02, 2018 132768 Working Paper
Staying the Course on Reforms – In Focus : Water for Prosperity and Development (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 131955 Working Paper
Malawi Economic Monitor : Investing in Girls' Education (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132531 Working Paper
Iran Economic Monitor : Weathering Economic Challenges (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132553 Working Paper
Busting the Myth : The Impact of Increasing the Minimum Wage : The Experience of Romania (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 WPS8632 Policy Research Working Paper
Nepal - School Sector Development Program : Additional Financing (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 PIDA171537 P4R-AF-APP-PID
DECPG Global Weekly Newsletter (English)
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OCT 26, 2018 132630 Newsletter
DECPG Global Weekly Newsletter (English)
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OCT 19, 2018 132629 Newsletter
Concentration in the Banking Sector and Financial Stability : New Evidence (English)
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OCT 16, 2018 WPS8615 Policy Research Working Paper
Who Wins and Who Loses from Staple Food Price Spikes ? Welfare Implications for Mozambique (English)
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OCT 12, 2018 WPS8612 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG Global Weekly Newsletter (English)
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OCT 12, 2018 132628 Newsletter
Kyrgyz Republic - Economic Governance Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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OCT 11, 2018 130044 Program Document
Disclosable Restructuring Paper - Access to Longer Term Finance for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Project - P159515 (English)
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OCT 04, 2018 RES33563 Project Paper
Yemen Economic Monitoring Brief (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130967 Brief Arabic
Dominica - Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis : 2018 Update (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130851 Working Paper
Pakistan Development Update : At a Crossroad (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 120560 Working Paper