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The changing way governments talk about poverty and inequality : evidence from two centuries of Latin American presidential speeches (English)

This study uses text mining techniques on almost 900 presidential "state-of-the-union"--type speeches from 10 Latin American countries from 1819 to 2016. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8311 JAN 22, 2018

Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar; Eizmendi,Axel; Reyes,German Jeremias Disclosed

IDA17 Scale-up Facility (SUF) Retrospective (English)

During IDA17, the World Bank Group (WBG) actively explored options to enhance its ability to respond to the ambition of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. ... See More +

Board Report 122855 JAN 18, 2018

Disclosed

Are international banks different? evidence on bank performance and strategy (English)

This paper provides evidence on how bank performance and strategies vary with the degree of bank internationalization, using data for 113 countries over 2000-15. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8286 DEC 19, 2017

Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Huizinga,Harry P.; Bertay,Ata Can 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 123103 DEC 15, 2017

Disclosed

Mozambique economic update : making the most of demographic change (Portuguese)

Developments in the second half of 2017 indicate that the slowdown in Mozambique's economic performance may be taking hold, shifting this once fast-growing economy to a more modest pace of growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 122234 DEC 01, 2017

Mahdi,Shireen; Troiano,Sara; Holland,Peter Anthony; Massingue,Anna Carlotta Allen; Massarongo Chivulele,Fernanda Ailina Pedro; Mucavele,Adelina; Walker,David Ian; Herzog,Andre; Casal,Julian; Faria,Jorge Joao; Cossa,Humberto Albino; San Joaquin Polo,Miguel Angel English Disclosed

Sierra Leone - First Productivity and Transparency Support Credit Project : Sierra Leone - First Productivity and Transparency Support Credit Project : supplemental financing document (English)

The development objective of the First Productivity and Transparency Support Credit Project for Sierra Leone is to estimate the damages and losses related to the landslide and flooding and to make preliminary estimations of the recovery needs. ... See More +

Project Paper 120869 NOV 15, 2017

Disclosed

Statement of loans for November 2017 : South Asia (English)

Working Paper 121953 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Russia’s recovery : How strong are its shoots? (English)

Global growth gained momentum in 2017. After slowing to 2.4 percent in 2016 as investment and trade weakened, global growth accelerated to a projected 2.7 percent for 2017.Moreover, the recovery has been broad-based.Global trade also continued to strengthen and external financing conditions remain benign.Amid these positive tailwinds, along with firming oil prices and growing macro-stability, the Russian economy returned to modest growth in 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 121802 NOV 01, 2017

Russian Disclosed

Russia’s recovery : How strong are its shoots? (Russian)

Global growth gained momentum in 2017. After slowing to 2.4 percent in 2016 as investment and trade weakened, global growth accelerated to a projected 2.7 percent for 2017.Moreover, the recovery has been broad-based.Global trade also continued to strengthen and external financing conditions remain benign.Amid these positive tailwinds, along with firming oil prices and growing macro-stability, the Russian economy returned to modest growth in 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 121802 NOV 01, 2017

English Disclosed

Poverty and shared prosperity in Belarus over the past decade : trends, drivers, and challenges : БЕДНОСТЬ И СОВМЕСТНОЕ ПРОЦВЕТАНИЕ В РЕСПУБЛИКЕ БЕЛАРУСЬ ЗА ПОСЛЕДНЕЕ ДЕСЯТИЛЕТИЕ (Russian)

This paper has the goal of presenting the first comprehensive update of poverty, inequality and shared prosperity trends – and key drivers of these trends – since 2003 until 2015, that is starting with the end of the most recent poverty assessment published in 2004 and that covered the period 1997-2002. ... See More +

Working Paper 120346 OCT 01, 2017

Cojocaru,Alexandru; Matytsin,Mikhail English Disclosed

The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (Dari)

Afghanistan's biggest economic challenge is finding sustainable sources of growth. To date, the World Bank has committed more than $3.73 billion for development projects. ... See More +

Newsletter 120366 OCT 01, 2017

English Disclosed

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

Tunisia - State Owned Bank’s (SOB) Restructuring Program for Results : environmental assessment : Environmental and social systems assessment (English)

The development objective of the State Owned Bank’s (SOB) Restructuring Program for Results for Tunisia will support key measures aiming at supporting directly and indirectly the restructuring of the SOBs. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment 117642 JUL 11, 2017

Gonnet,Laurent Disclosed

Climbing higher : toward a middle-income Nepal : उच्च आरोहण: मध्यआय मुलुकतर्फको दिशामा (Nepali)

Nepal's recent history of development is marred by a paradox. Many countries in the world have experienced rapid growth but modest poverty reduction, as income has increasingly concentrated in the hands of the wealthy. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 115156 JUL 01, 2017

Cosic,Damir; Dahal,Sudyumna; Kitzmuller,Markus Disclosed

Uganda economic update - ninth edition : Infrastructure finance deficit : can public-private partnerships fill the gap? (English)

As a result of a number of internal and external shocks, Uganda's economy is currently growing at the lowest rate recorded over the past two decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 117760 JUL 01, 2017

Sebudde,Rachel K.; Shukla,Shyamala; Goffe,Valeriya; Sterwart,Fiona; Mawejje,Joseph; Olobo,Christopher; Okumu,Ibrahim; Kilimani,Nick Disclosed

And if the emergence was a woman ? : How Côte d'ivoire could win at least 6 billion US dollars : Et si l’emergence etait une femme ? : comment la Côte d’Ivoire pourrait gagner au moins 6 milliards de us dollars (French)

Working Paper 118626 JUL 01, 2017

000401764:Akoua Gertrude Tah:atah@worldbank.org; Disclosed

Exchange rate and inflation dynamics in Zambia (English)

This paper investigates the dynamics between the exchange rate and consumer price inflation in Zambia. The analysis uses a structural vector autoregression, with quarterly data for 1995-2014 and a combination of short-run sign- and zero-restrictions to identify relevant global and domestic shocks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8128 JUN 28, 2017

Roger,Lionel Joshua; Smith,Gregory; Morrissey,Oliver Disclosed

Revised IBRD and IDA General Conditions (English)

In Bank-financed operations, the Bank’s legal agreements with its counterparts contain tailored and operation-specific contractual terms. These agreements also incorporate the General Conditions, which reflect the Bank’s standard terms and conditions that do not vary from case to case. ... See More +

Board Report 116810 JUN 23, 2017

Disclosed

Poverty and shared prosperity in Belarus over the past decade : trends, drivers, and challenges (English)

This paper has the goal of presenting the first comprehensive update of poverty, inequality and shared prosperity trends – and key drivers of these trends – since 2003 until 2015, that is starting with the end of the most recent poverty assessment published in 2004 and that covered the period 1997-2002. ... See More +

Working Paper 120346 JUN 22, 2017

Cojocaru,Alexandru; Matytsin,Mikhail Russian 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

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
The changing way governments talk about poverty and inequality : evidence from two centuries of Latin American presidential speeches (English)
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JAN 22, 2018 WPS8311 Policy Research Working Paper
IDA17 Scale-up Facility (SUF) Retrospective (English)
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JAN 18, 2018 122855 Board Report
Are international banks different? evidence on bank performance and strategy (English)
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DEC 19, 2017 WPS8286 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)
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DEC 15, 2017 123103 Newsletter
Mozambique economic update : making the most of demographic change (Portuguese)
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DEC 01, 2017 122234 Working Paper English
Sierra Leone - First Productivity and Transparency Support Credit Project : Sierra Leone - First Productivity and Transparency Support Credit Project : supplemental financing document (English)
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NOV 15, 2017 120869 Project Paper
Statement of loans for November 2017 : South Asia (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121953 Working Paper
Russia’s recovery : How strong are its shoots? (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121802 Working Paper Russian
Russia’s recovery : How strong are its shoots? (Russian)
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NOV 01, 2017 121802 Working Paper English
Poverty and shared prosperity in Belarus over the past decade : trends, drivers, and challenges : БЕДНОСТЬ И СОВМЕСТНОЕ ПРОЦВЕТАНИЕ В РЕСПУБЛИКЕ БЕЛАРУСЬ ЗА ПОСЛЕДНЕЕ ДЕСЯТИЛЕТИЕ (Russian)
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OCT 01, 2017 120346 Working Paper English
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (Dari)
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OCT 01, 2017 120366 Newsletter English
The nature of trade and growth linkages (English)
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AUG 15, 2017 WPS8168 Policy Research Working Paper
Tunisia - State Owned Bank’s (SOB) Restructuring Program for Results : environmental assessment : Environmental and social systems assessment (English)
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JUL 11, 2017 117642 Environmental Assessment
Climbing higher : toward a middle-income Nepal : उच्च आरोहण: मध्यआय मुलुकतर्फको दिशामा (Nepali)
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JUL 01, 2017 115156 Country Economic Memorandum
Uganda economic update - ninth edition : Infrastructure finance deficit : can public-private partnerships fill the gap? (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2017 117760 Working Paper
And if the emergence was a woman ? : How Côte d'ivoire could win at least 6 billion US dollars : Et si l’emergence etait une femme ? : comment la Côte d’Ivoire pourrait gagner au moins 6 milliards de us dollars (French)
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JUL 01, 2017 118626 Working Paper
Exchange rate and inflation dynamics in Zambia (English)
See More +
JUN 28, 2017 WPS8128 Policy Research Working Paper
Revised IBRD and IDA General Conditions (English)
See More +
JUN 23, 2017 116810 Board Report
Poverty and shared prosperity in Belarus over the past decade : trends, drivers, and challenges (English)
See More +
JUN 22, 2017 120346 Working Paper Russian
The World Bank monthly operational summary (English)
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JUN 12, 2017 116328 Board Report