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Macro poverty outlook for Botswana (English)

Botswana’s economic growth recovered strongly in 2016, fueled by mineral exports and services sector. Further gains are expected for the medium-term, with a real gross domestic product (GDP) growth of up to 4.8 percent by 2019. ... See More +

Working Paper 120169 OCT 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Lesotho (English)

Growth has slowed down since 2015 from 5.6 to 2.3 percent due to modest growth in the services sector. Higher growth rates are projected for 2017-18, boosted by an increase in construction and mining despite the narrowing fiscal space. ... See More +

Working Paper 120170 OCT 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Namibia (English)

The pace of economic growth significantly subsided in 2016, as construction activity shrank and mineral prices remained low. In the medium-term, growth is projected to recover gradually, reaching 3 percent by 2018, driven mostly by mining and services sector activities. ... See More +

Working Paper 120171 OCT 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for South Africa (English)

Poverty has fallen significantly since democracy in 1994, but this trend reversed between 2011 and 2015. The economy has been growing too slowly since the global financial crisis to create jobs for poor South Africans. ... See More +

Working Paper 120172 OCT 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Swaziland (English)

Economic growth is expected to decline to 0.9 percent in 2017 from 1.3 percent in 2016, due to slow recovery in agriculture and escalating fiscal challenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 120173 OCT 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Zambia (English)

Economic activity has improved in 2017, following a bumper harvest and improved hydro-electricity generation, increased copper production, higher copper prices, and more accommodating monetary policy. ... See More +

Working Paper 120174 OCT 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Zimbabwe (English)

Economic growth is projected to recover to 2.8 percent in 2017 up from 0.7 percent last year. Good rains boosted agricultural growth and poverty alleviation in rural areas. ... See More +

Working Paper 120175 OCT 01, 2017

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The nature of trade and growth linkages (English)

This paper shows new empirical regularities indicating that the structure of trade connections affects the trade-growth nexus. System generalized method of moments estimations indicate that key structural features associated with the composition of traded products and partners matter for growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8168 AUG 15, 2017

Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Pinat,Magali 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

Republic of Congo – Poverty assessment report : education, jobs and social protection for a sustainable reduction of poverty : executive summary (English)

This poverty assessment analyzes recent trends in monetary and nonmonetary aspects ofpoverty and economic vulnerability in the Republic of Congo (ROC), based on two nationallyrepresentative and broadly comparable household expenditure surveys conducted bythe National Institute of Statistics (NIS) in 2005 and 2011. ... See More +

Working Paper 114706 AUG 01, 2017

French Disclosed

Mozambique economic update : a two speed economy (English)

The third edition of the Mozambique Economic Update comes at a time when the economy is beginning to show some signs of recovery in 2017. But as extractives and other large industries drive the recent developments, whilst small and medium enterprises lag behind, Mozambique is increasingly showing the signs of being "A two-speed economy". ... See More +

Working Paper 117784 JUL 01, 2017

Mahdi,Shireen; Geginat,Carolin; Massingue,Anna Carlotta Allen; Antunes Morgado,Joao Leonel; Aga,Gemechu A.; Mucavele,Adelina Portuguese Disclosed

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

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

Tajikistan - Strong growth with a challenging outlook (English)

Despite continuing external challenges, economic output rose strongly in 2016 according to official estimates. Driven mainly by foreign-financed public and private investment, real gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by a robust 6.9 percent. ... See More +

Working Paper 117706 JUN 01, 2017

Ziyaev,Bakhrom; Odinaeva,Zarina Disclosed

Priority reforms for the government of Lebanon (English)

This Policy Paper presents a menu of reforms that would enable the country to rapidly and significantly turn the page of inaction and decline and return the country to a prosperous and inclusive development path. ... See More +

Working Paper 116428 MAY 27, 2017

000342329:Wissam Harake:wharake@worldbank.org; 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

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Nigeria - Bi-annual economic update 2017 : fragile recovery (English)

This economic update provides an overview of recent developments in the Nigerian economy.Low oil revenues and the lack of major tax policy reforms to significantly increase non-oil revenues led to large revenue shortfalls at all levels of governmentin 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 114996 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Kazakhstan - The economy has bottomed out : what is next? - country economic update (Spring 2017) (English)

In 2016, Kazakhstan’s GDP growth continued to slow and real wages declined further, negatively affecting poverty rates. The authorities reacted by extending additional spending measures and easing monetary conditions. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 114856 APR 01, 2017

Sarsenov,Ilyas; Urazov,Talimjan Russian Disclosed

Myanmar - First Macroeconomic Stability and Fiscal Resilience Development Policy Operation Project (English)

The development objective of the First Macroeconomic Stability and Fiscal Resilience Development Policy Operation Project for Myanmar supports two pillars: (i) sustained macroeconomic stability; and (ii) enhanced fiscal resilience. ... See More +

Program Document 113808 MAR 31, 2017

Disclosed

Afghanistan development update : گزارش اقتصادی افغانستان (Dari)

The Afghanistan Development Update, which is published twice a year, provides a comprehensive report of the state of the Afghan economy. It covers recent economic developments and outlines the medium-term outlook for Afghanistan. ... See More +

Working Paper 115229 MAR 20, 2017

Joya,Mohammad Omar; Farahi,Mohammad Aman; Wieser,Christina; Nassif,Claudia English Disclosed

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Macro poverty outlook for Botswana (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120169 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Lesotho (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120170 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Namibia (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120171 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for South Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120172 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Swaziland (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120173 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Zambia (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120174 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Zimbabwe (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120175 Working Paper
The nature of trade and growth linkages (English)
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AUG 15, 2017 WPS8168 Policy Research Working Paper
Arab pension systems : trends, challenges and options for reforms (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 118862 Working Paper
Republic of Congo – Poverty assessment report : education, jobs and social protection for a sustainable reduction of poverty : executive summary (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 114706 Working Paper French
Mozambique economic update : a two speed economy (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117784 Working Paper Portuguese
The World Bank monthly operational summary (English)
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JUN 12, 2017 116328 Board Report
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
Tajikistan - Strong growth with a challenging outlook (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 117706 Working Paper
Priority reforms for the government of Lebanon (English)
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MAY 27, 2017 116428 Working Paper
Kosovo - Country partnership framework for the period FY17-FY21 (English)
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APR 25, 2017 112337 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Nigeria - Bi-annual economic update 2017 : fragile recovery (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114996 Working Paper
Kazakhstan - The economy has bottomed out : what is next? - country economic update (Spring 2017) (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114856 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Russian
Myanmar - First Macroeconomic Stability and Fiscal Resilience Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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MAR 31, 2017 113808 Program Document
Afghanistan development update : گزارش اقتصادی افغانستان (Dari)
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MAR 20, 2017 115229 Working Paper English