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Phase Two : Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Demand Projection, Procurement Strategy and Risk Management - Executive Summary Report (English)

The Lantau Group (TLG) is appointed by the World Bank to provide technical assistance for the facilitation of LNG-to-power developments in Vietnam (‘the Project’). ... See More +

Report 135658 MAR 26, 2019

The Lantau Group (HK) Limited; The Lantau Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd Disclosed

Poverty Impact of Food Price Shocks and Policies (English)

In the event of large swings in world food prices, countries often intervene to dampen the impact of international food price spikes on domestic prices and to lessen the burden of adjustment on vulnerable population groups. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8724 FEB 05, 2019

Laborde,David; Lakatos,Csilla; Martin,William J. Disclosed

Cereal market performance in Ethiopia : policy implications for improving investments in maize and wheat value chains (English)

The objective of this study is to provide an updated overview on the performance of cereal markets in Ethiopia. Specifically, the study seeks to inform and guide project operations for the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) and the World Bank. ... See More +

Working Paper 126772 MAY 30, 2018

Disclosed

The Cereal Markets Performance in Ethiopia : Policy Implications for Improving Investments in Maize and Wheat Value Chains (English)

This study sheds light on the performance of cereal markets in Ethiopia. It combines market-level temporal and spatial price analysis with a detailed analysis at the producer, wholesale and retail levels for maize and wheat value chains. ... See More +

Working Paper 126777 MAY 15, 2018

Muleta,Asfaw Negassa; Katjiuongua,Hikuepi Sieglinde Brenda; Nash,John D. Disclosed

The Fintech Revolution: A Threat to Global Banking? (English)

The period since the global financial crisis of 2008 has been characterized by the emergence of a broad set of tech-driven financial companies ("fintech" companies), acting in parallel with traditional banking services. ... See More +

Brief 125038 MAR 01, 2018

Cortina Lorente,Juan Jose; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

Micro-level analysis of Mexican retail markets and their response to changes in market structure and competition policies (English)

This paper develops the following price indicators to measure the relative efficiency (functioning) of markets: (a) price dispersion, (b) price volatility, and (c) price transmission (speed, completeness, and symmetry). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8294 JAN 08, 2018

Sanchez Bayardo,Luis Fernando; Gonzalez,Alvaro S.; Iacovone,Leonardo Disclosed

Asset prices and macroeconomic outcomes : a survey (English)

This paper surveys the literature on the linkages between asset prices and macroeconomic outcomes. It focuses on three major questions. First, what are the basic theoretical linkages between asset prices and macroeconomic outcomes? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8259 NOV 28, 2017

Kose,Ayhan; Claessens,Stijn Disclosed

Food price seasonality in Africa : measurement and extent (English)

Everyone knows about seasonality. But what exactly do we know? This study systematically measures seasonal price gaps at 193 markets for 13 food commodities in seven African countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 123197 JAN 01, 2017

Gilbert,Christopher L.; Christiaensen,Luc; Kaminski,Jonathan Disclosed

Policy Note : Indonesia Warehouse Policy (English)

High inflation and price volatility for food commodities is a major challenge in Indonesia. The country is home to 30 million people living under poverty line and an addition of 65 million people vulnerable to poverty (World Bank, 2012). ... See More +

Working Paper 131459 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

The role of exchange rate and non-exchange rate related factors in polish firms' export performance (English)

This paper analyzes the export performance of Polish manufacturing firms. It focuses on the extensive and intensive margins of exports, on the decision to enter export markets and the intensity of exports, given participation, examining price and non-price determinants of export performance. ... See More +

WPS7899 NOV 29, 2016

Albinowski,Maciej Adam; Hagemejer,Jan; Lovo,Stefania; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Managing exposure to oil price volatility in Uruguay (English)

Uruguay is a net importer of crude oil. A significant hike in oil prices could have a negative impact onthe country’s economic activity and public sector finances, putting pressure on the government to divert fiscal resources away from priority areas. ... See More +

Brief 117967 SEP 01, 2016

Navarro-Martin,Miguel Disclosed

Whither oil prices? : أسعار النفط.. إلى أين ؟ (Arabic)

This report seeks to understand the factors behind the new normal to discern the evolution of world oil prices in the future, and their implications for the economies of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). ... See More +

Brief 107179 JUL 01, 2016

Mottaghi,Lili English, French Disclosed

Whither oil prices? (English)

This report seeks to understand the factors behind the new normal to discern the evolution of world oil prices in the future, and their implications for the economies of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). ... See More +

Brief 107179 JUL 01, 2016

Mottaghi,Lili French, Arabic Disclosed

Tanzania agricultural sector risk assessment (English)

Despite Tanzania’s comparative advantage in the production of many crops (cashew nuts, coffee, cotton, tea, tobacco, maize, and rice, for example) and the relative abundance of natural resources, 38 percent of the rural population, or 13 million rural inhabitants, live below the poverty line. ... See More +

Brief 104092 MAR 01, 2016

Arce,Carlos Enrique; Caballero,Ricardo Jorge Disclosed

Remittance prices worldwide report (English)

Remittance Prices Worldwide (RPW) monitors remittance prices across all geographic regions of the world. Launched in September 2008, RPW remains a key tool to monitor the cost incurred by remitters when sending money along major remittance corridors. ... See More +

Working Paper 114987 MAR 01, 2016

Disclosed

Market integration and poverty : evidence from South Sudan (English)

This paper examines the effects of market integration on household consumption using data on seven food and two energy markets across South Sudan. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7564 FEB 16, 2016

Varela,Gonzalo J.; Cali,Massimiliano; Pape,Utz Johann; Rojas,Esteban Disclosed

Managing food price volatility in a large open country : the case of wheat in India (English)

India has pursued an active food security policy for many years, using a combination of trade policy interventions, public distribution of food staples, and assistance to farmers through minimum support prices defended by public stocks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7551 FEB 02, 2016

Gouel,Christophe; Gautam,Madhur; Martin,William J. Disclosed

Price seasonality in Africa : measurement and extent (English)

Everyone knows about seasonality. But what exactly do we know? This study systematically measures seasonal price gaps at 193 markets for 13 food commodities in seven African countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7539 JAN 22, 2016

Gilbert,Christopher L.; Christiaensen,Luc; Kaminski,Jonathan Disclosed

Price transmission from international to domestic markets (English)

This study aims to improve the understanding of the extent and speed of the transmission of international cereal prices to local markets in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 103519 JAN 01, 2016

Greb, Friederike; Jamora,Nelissa Vibar; Mengel, Carolin; Von Cramon-Taubadel,Stephan; Wurriehausen, Nadine Disclosed

Seasonality in local food markets and consumption : evidence from Tanzania (English)

This paper revisits the extent of seasonality in African livelihoods. It uses 19 years of monthly food prices from 20 markets and three years of nationally representative household panel surveys from Tanzania. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7520 DEC 18, 2015

Kaminski,Jonathan; Christiaensen,Luc; Gilbert,Christopher L. Disclosed

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Phase Two : Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Demand Projection, Procurement Strategy and Risk Management - Executive Summary Report (English)
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MAR 26, 2019 135658 Report
Poverty Impact of Food Price Shocks and Policies (English)
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FEB 05, 2019 WPS8724 Policy Research Working Paper
Cereal market performance in Ethiopia : policy implications for improving investments in maize and wheat value chains (English)
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MAY 30, 2018 126772 Working Paper
The Cereal Markets Performance in Ethiopia : Policy Implications for Improving Investments in Maize and Wheat Value Chains (English)
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MAY 15, 2018 126777 Working Paper
The Fintech Revolution: A Threat to Global Banking? (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125038 Brief
Micro-level analysis of Mexican retail markets and their response to changes in market structure and competition policies (English)
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JAN 08, 2018 WPS8294 Policy Research Working Paper
Asset prices and macroeconomic outcomes : a survey (English)
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NOV 28, 2017 WPS8259 Policy Research Working Paper
Food price seasonality in Africa : measurement and extent (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 123197 Journal Article
Policy Note : Indonesia Warehouse Policy (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 131459 Working Paper
The role of exchange rate and non-exchange rate related factors in polish firms' export performance (English)
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NOV 29, 2016 WPS7899
Managing exposure to oil price volatility in Uruguay (English)
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SEP 01, 2016 117967 Brief
Whither oil prices? : أسعار النفط.. إلى أين ؟ (Arabic)
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JUL 01, 2016 107179 Brief English, French
Whither oil prices? (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 107179 Brief French, Arabic
Tanzania agricultural sector risk assessment (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104092 Brief
Remittance prices worldwide report (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 114987 Working Paper
Market integration and poverty : evidence from South Sudan (English)
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FEB 16, 2016 WPS7564 Policy Research Working Paper
Managing food price volatility in a large open country : the case of wheat in India (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7551 Policy Research Working Paper
Price seasonality in Africa : measurement and extent (English)
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JAN 22, 2016 WPS7539 Policy Research Working Paper
Price transmission from international to domestic markets (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103519 Working Paper
Seasonality in local food markets and consumption : evidence from Tanzania (English)
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DEC 18, 2015 WPS7520 Policy Research Working Paper