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Kazakhstan - Kazakhstan Programmatic DPO (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR0021015 JUN 07, 2018

IEG Review Team Disclosed

Ethiopia economic update : The inescapable manufacturing services nexus : exploring the potentialof distribution services (English)

Ethiopia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth is estimated to have rebounded to 10.9 percent in FY2017. According to official statistics, Ethiopia’s annual rate of economic growth, which averaged 10.3 percent over 2005/06-2015/16 (compared with the regional average of 5.4 percent), slowed to 8 percent in FY2016 due to drought-related lower agricultural production. ... See More +

Working Paper 126255 MAY 15, 2018

Bezawagaw,Mesfin Girma; Dihel,Nora Carina; Geiger,Michael Tobias; Getachew Kelbore,Zerihun Disclosed

India - Systematic country diagnostic : realizing the promise of prosperity : Global economic prospects : the turning of the tide? (English)

Global growth remains robust and is projected to reach 3.2 percent in 2018. However, it is expected to edge down in the next two years, to 2.9 percent by 2020, as global slack dissipates and investment growth plateaus. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 126284 MAY 14, 2018

Disclosed

The 2014-16 oil price collapse in retrospect : sources and implications (English)

With the benefit of hindsight, this paper provides a fresh and comprehensive look at the causes of the 2014-16 collapse in oil prices and its impact on the global economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8419 APR 30, 2018

Stocker,Marc; Baffes,John; Some,Y. Modeste; Vorisek,Dana Lauren; Wheeler,Collette Mari Disclosed

Capital flow measures : structural or cyclical policy tools? (English)

This paper analyzes the use of capital flow measures in emerging markets. Drawing on a specially compiled new database of capital flow measures, it establishes that policy makers in emerging market economies do not use capital flow measures as an active tool at business cycle frequency. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8418 APR 26, 2018

Gupta,Poonam; Masetti,Oliver Disclosed

Statement by Mukhisa Kituyi at the 97th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 21, 2018 (English)

This is a statement by Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) at the ninety seventh meeting of the Development Committee held on April 21, 2018. ... See More +

Board Report 125717 APR 21, 2018

Disclosed

Capital inflows, equity issuance activity, and corporate investment (English)

This paper uses issuance-level data to study how equity capital inflows that enter emerging market economies affect equity issuance and corporate investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8405 APR 12, 2018

Calomiris,Charles W.; Larrain,Mauricio; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

Africa - Strengthening the Capacity of Regional Financial Institutions in the CEMAC Region Project (English)

Project Appraisal Document PAD2558 APR 05, 2018

Disclosed

Kuwait Economic Outlook - Spring 2018 (English)

Kuwait's economy contracted by an estimated 1 percent in 2017 as OPEC-related oil production cuts weighed on growth. However, growth should gradually recover to about 3 percent in the medium term, supported by infrastructure spending, and as oil production cuts are phased out. ... See More +

Brief 125255 APR 01, 2018

Arabic Disclosed

Kuwait Economic Outlook - Spring 2018 (Arabic)

Kuwait's economy contracted by an estimated 1 percent in 2017 as OPEC-related oil production cuts weighed on growth. However, growth should gradually recover to about 3 percent in the medium term, supported by infrastructure spending, and as oil production cuts are phased out. ... See More +

Brief 125255 APR 01, 2018

English Disclosed

Nigeria biannual economic update : connecting to compete (English)

The Nigeria Biannual Economic Update is a product of the staff of the World Bank and has three broad aims. First, it reports on the key developments in the Nigerian Economy in the recent past Secondly, it summarizes the likely economic outcomes in the short-to-medium term, given the policy developments, and highlights key short-term risks and upside potentials. ... See More +

Working Paper 125664 APR 01, 2018

Joseph-Raji,Gloria Aitalohi; Timmis,Emilija Disclosed

Project Information Document-Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet - Strengthening the Capacity of Regional Financial Institutions in the CEMAC Region - P161368 (English)

Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet PIDISDSA24555 MAR 27, 2018

Aguera,Philippe Marie Disclosed

Africa - Strengthening Financial Regional Institutions and Intermediation in the CEMAC Region Project (English)

Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet PIDISDSA23149 MAR 01, 2018

Aguera,Philippe Marie Disclosed

Gross capital flows, common factors, and the global financial cycle (English)

This paper assesses the international comovement of gross capital inflows and outflows using a two-level factor model. Among advanced and emerging countries, capital flows exhibit strong commonality: common (global and country group-specific) factors account, on average, for close to half of their variance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8354 FEB 22, 2018

Barrot Araya,Luis Diego; Serven,Luis Disclosed

Global economic prospects : broad-based upturn, but for how long? (English)

The global economy is in a broad-based cyclical recovery. Investment, manufacturing and trade are on the rebound. Financing conditions are benign, monetary policies are generally accommodative, and the worst impacts of the recent commodity price collapse have begun to dissipate. ... See More +

Publication 122552 JAN 09, 2018

Disclosed

East Asia and Pacific - Economic update, October 2017: Balancing act (English)

Developing East Asia and the Pacific has continued to perform well in the first half of 2017. The region grew more rapidly than almost all other developing regions. ... See More +

Publication 120158 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Between a rock and a hard place : the monetary policy dilemma in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

After a growth slowdown that lasted six years the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region is finally expected to resume positive growth in 2017, with market analysts forecasting real GDP growth of 1.2 percent for 2017 and 2.3 percent for 2018. ... See More +

Working Paper 121779 OCT 01, 2017

Végh,Carlos A.; Morano,Luis; Friedheim,Diego; Rojas,Diego Spanish Disclosed

Between a rock and a hard place : the monetary policy dilemma in Latin America and the Caribbean (Spanish)

After a growth slowdown that lasted six years the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region is finally expected to resume positive growth in 2017, with market analysts forecasting real GDP growth of 1.2 percent for 2017 and 2.3 percent for 2018. ... See More +

Working Paper 121779 OCT 01, 2017

Végh,Carlos A.; Rojas,Diego; Morano,Luis; Friedheim,Diego English Disclosed

When is the government transfer multiplier large ? (English)

Transfers to individuals were a larger part of the 2009 U.S. stimulus package than government purchases. Using a two-agent New Keynesian model, this paper shows analytically that the multiplier on targeted transfers to financially constrained households is (i) larger than the purchase multiplier if the zero lower bound (ZLB) binds, and (ii) is more sensitive to the degree of monetary accommodation of inflation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8184 SEP 06, 2017

Giambattista,Eric; Pennings,Steven Michael Disclosed

Should emerging markets worry about U.S. monetary policy announcements ? (English)

This paper analyzes the spillover effects of U.S. monetary policy announcements on emerging market economies since end-2008, the period coinciding with the use of unconventional policy measures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8100 JUN 09, 2017

Gupta,Poonam; Masetti,Oliver; Rosenblatt,David Disclosed

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Kazakhstan - Kazakhstan Programmatic DPO (English)
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JUN 07, 2018 ICRR0021015 Implementation Completion Report Review
Ethiopia economic update : The inescapable manufacturing services nexus : exploring the potentialof distribution services (English)
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MAY 15, 2018 126255 Working Paper
India - Systematic country diagnostic : realizing the promise of prosperity : Global economic prospects : the turning of the tide? (English)
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MAY 14, 2018 126284 Systematic Country Diagnostic
The 2014-16 oil price collapse in retrospect : sources and implications (English)
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APR 30, 2018 WPS8419 Policy Research Working Paper
Capital flow measures : structural or cyclical policy tools? (English)
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APR 26, 2018 WPS8418 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Mukhisa Kituyi at the 97th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 21, 2018 (English)
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APR 21, 2018 125717 Board Report
Capital inflows, equity issuance activity, and corporate investment (English)
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APR 12, 2018 WPS8405 Policy Research Working Paper
Africa - Strengthening the Capacity of Regional Financial Institutions in the CEMAC Region Project (English)
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APR 05, 2018 PAD2558 Project Appraisal Document
Kuwait Economic Outlook - Spring 2018 (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125255 Brief Arabic
Kuwait Economic Outlook - Spring 2018 (Arabic)
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APR 01, 2018 125255 Brief English
Nigeria biannual economic update : connecting to compete (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125664 Working Paper
Project Information Document-Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet - Strengthening the Capacity of Regional Financial Institutions in the CEMAC Region - P161368 (English)
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MAR 27, 2018 PIDISDSA24555 Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Africa - Strengthening Financial Regional Institutions and Intermediation in the CEMAC Region Project (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 PIDISDSA23149 Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Gross capital flows, common factors, and the global financial cycle (English)
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FEB 22, 2018 WPS8354 Policy Research Working Paper
Global economic prospects : broad-based upturn, but for how long? (English)
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JAN 09, 2018 122552 Publication
East Asia and Pacific - Economic update, October 2017: Balancing act (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120158 Publication
Between a rock and a hard place : the monetary policy dilemma in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 121779 Working Paper Spanish
Between a rock and a hard place : the monetary policy dilemma in Latin America and the Caribbean (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2017 121779 Working Paper English
When is the government transfer multiplier large ? (English)
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SEP 06, 2017 WPS8184 Policy Research Working Paper
Should emerging markets worry about U.S. monetary policy announcements ? (English)
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JUN 09, 2017 WPS8100 Policy Research Working Paper