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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

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

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

Iraq Economic Monitor : Toward Reconstruction, Economic Recovery and Fostering Social Cohesion (Arabic,English)

Iraq’s overall security situation has notably improved after the defeat of ISIS, but significant challenges lie ahead. Iraq has witnessed major political and security transitions in 2017 when Prime Minister Al-Abadi announced in December the victory over ISIS after a war that lasted three years. ... See More +

Working Paper 130798 OCT 01, 2018

Celiku,Bledi; Maseeh,Ashwaq Natiq; Sharma,Dhiraj Disclosed

Bangladesh Development Update : Powering the Economy Efficiently (English)

Strong growth, driven by consumption and public investment, has continued. Macroeconomic stability is strained. Inflation has picked up, driven by food price increases initially and by non-food inflation more recently. ... See More +

Working Paper 130459 OCT 01, 2018

Hussain,Zahid; Zhang,Fan; Khan,Nazmus Sadat; Alam,Afroza; Shahriar,Shegufta Disclosed

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

An updated debt sustainability analysis (DSA) indicates that The Gambia is currently in external debt distress and that public debt is unsustainable. ... See More +

Working Paper 130852 OCT 01, 2018

Disclosed

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

The DSA concludes that Tuvalu remains at a high risk of debt distress, in line with the 2016 DSA conclusion. External debt has breached several thresholds as of 2017, including for the present value of debt-to-GDP. ... See More +

Working Paper 130857 OCT 01, 2018

Disclosed

Africa's Pulse (French)

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have picked up to 2.7 percent in 2018 fro

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 130414 OCT 01, 2018

English Disclosed

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

Liberia remains at moderate risk of debt distress, though care and precision in implementing its ambitious infrastructure program will be critical. ... See More +

Working Paper 130855 OCT 01, 2018

Disclosed

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

This debt sustainability analysis (DSA) fully updates the May 2017 joint IMF/WB DSA. Bangladesh’s risks of external debt distress and overall debt distress continue to be assessed as low. ... See More +

Working Paper 130850 OCT 01, 2018

Disclosed

Africa's Pulse (English)

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have picked up to 2.7 percent in 2018 fro

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 130414 OCT 01, 2018

French Disclosed

Philippines Economic Update : Staying in the Course Amid Global Uncertainty (English)

The Philippines’ economic growth outlook remains positive, yet downside risks have increased. An expected slowdown in global trade in the medium term is likely to further dampen Philippine exports. ... See More +

Working Paper 130421 OCT 01, 2018

Disclosed

Yemen Economic Monitoring Brief (Arabic)

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

English Disclosed

FSTAP - Report of Independent Auditor (English)

Auditing Document AUD0016854 SEP 16, 2018

Chimaliro,Trust Chamukuwa Disclosed

Revisiting the Poverty Trend in Rwanda : 2010/11 to 2013/14 (English)

According to the official statistics published by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda, the country registered a decline in poverty from 46 percent in 2010/11 to 39 percent in 2013/14. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8585 SEP 13, 2018

Fatima,Freeha; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Argentina - Systematic Country Diagnostic (English)

This report on the medium-term agenda to ensure growth and shared prosperity in Argentina comes at a time when the country is embarking on deepening structural reforms, while dealing with recent sudden financial market pressures that emerged in April 2018. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 130104 SEP 12, 2018

Disclosed

Growth, Inequality, and Poverty : A Robust Relationship? (English)

An extensive literature on poverty traps suggests that high levels of poverty deter growth. However, a seemingly basic implication of the underlying theoretical models, namely that countries suffering from higher levels of poverty should grow less rapidly, has remained untested. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8578 SEP 06, 2018

Marrero,Gustavo Alberto; Serven,Luis Disclosed

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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
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
Iraq Economic Monitor : Toward Reconstruction, Economic Recovery and Fostering Social Cohesion (Arabic,English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130798 Working Paper
Bangladesh Development Update : Powering the Economy Efficiently (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130459 Working Paper
The Gambia - Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis : 2018 Update (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130852 Working Paper
Tuvalu - Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis : 2018 Update (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130857 Working Paper
Africa's Pulse (French)
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OCT 01, 2018 130414 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Liberia - Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis : 2018 Update (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130855 Working Paper
Bangladesh - Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis : 2018 Update (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130850 Working Paper
Africa's Pulse (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130414 Working Paper (Numbered Series) French
Philippines Economic Update : Staying in the Course Amid Global Uncertainty (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130421 Working Paper
Yemen Economic Monitoring Brief (Arabic)
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OCT 01, 2018 130967 Brief English
FSTAP - Report of Independent Auditor (English)
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SEP 16, 2018 AUD0016854 Auditing Document
Revisiting the Poverty Trend in Rwanda : 2010/11 to 2013/14 (English)
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SEP 13, 2018 WPS8585 Policy Research Working Paper
Argentina - Systematic Country Diagnostic (English)
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SEP 12, 2018 130104 Systematic Country Diagnostic
Growth, Inequality, and Poverty : A Robust Relationship? (English)
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SEP 06, 2018 WPS8578 Policy Research Working Paper