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The External Wealth of Arab Nations : Structure, Trends, and Policy Implications (English)

The paper makes two main contributions. First, it analyzes net foreign assets and liabilities in selected Arab countries over the past two decades, emphasizing the relative significance of direct versus portfolio investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9103 JAN 06, 2020

Mohieldin,Mahmoud; Rostom,Ahmed Mohamed Tawfick; Zaki,Chahir Disclosed

Note on stabilization/wealth funds : a case study analysis (English)

The note presents case study examples of sovereign wealth funds (SWF) in different countries by providing information about their operational frameworks. ... See More +

Working Paper 125967 APR 01, 2018

Bogoev,Jane Disclosed

Mobilization of private finance by multilateral development banks : 2016 joint report (English)

Joint Report is the first joint report on the Multilateral Development Banks’ (MDBs) aggregate amount of Direct and Indirect Mobilization from private investors and other institutional investors (including insurance companies, pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds). ... See More +

Working Paper 114433 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Strategic investment funds : opportunities and challenges (Chinese)

Over the past 15 years, the number of government-sponsored strategic investment funds has grown rapidly in countries at all income levels. This paper identifies some of the challenges that these funds face in their endeavor to achieve economic policy objectives while also securing commercial financial returns -- the so-called double bottom line. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7851 FEB 22, 2017

Halland,Havard; Noel,Michel; Tordo,Silvana; Kloper-Owens,Jacob Jameel English Disclosed

Sovereign wealth funds and long-term investments in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper explores the landscape, contributions, and determinants of sovereign wealth funds' long-term investments in Sub-Saharan Africa. The study finds that of all regions, Africa receives the lowest share of investment from sovereign wealth funds, and the landscape is dominated by Asian funds. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7903 DEC 05, 2016

Diallo,Boubacar; Tchana Tchana,Fulbert; Zeufack,Albert G. Disclosed

Non-renewable resources, fiscal rules, and human capital (English)

This paper develops a multi-sector, small open economy Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium model, which includes the accumulation of human capital, built via public expenditures in education and health. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7695 JUN 06, 2016

Levine,Paul Leslie; Melina,Giovanni; Onder,Harun Disclosed

Infrastructure financing trends : what are the current trends in emerging market infrastructure spending? (English)

Emerging markets need twice the infrastructure investment they now receive. East Asia has the greatest needs, while Africa’s requirements are large in comparison to its economic size; power generation accounts for more than half of needed investment. ... See More +

Brief 106021 APR 01, 2016

Suzuki,Tomoko; Miyaki,Keita; Pace,Jordan Townswick Disclosed

Capital market instruments to mobilize institutional investors to infrastructure and SME financing in emerging market economies : report for the G20 (English)

This report seeks to identify key capital markets instruments that can help mobilize institutional investors to infrastructure and small and medium enterprises (SME) financing in emerging market economies (EMEs). ... See More +

Working Paper 101512 DEC 01, 2015

Disclosed

Investment Funds Group (English)

Brief 99848 SEP 01, 2015

Disclosed

How should donors respond to resource windfalls in poor countries? (English)

Natural resources are being discovered in more countries, both rich and poor. Many of the new and aspiring resource exporters are low-income countries that are still receiving substantial levels of foreign aid. ... See More +

Brief 95263 MAR 01, 2015

Dobronogov,Anton; Gelb,Alan Harold; Saldanha, Fernando Brant Disclosed

Official documents- Collaboration Arrangement with Singapore to TF069027 (English)

Trust Fund Administrative Agreement OCT 09, 2014

T. S. Ramasamy,Shirmila Disclosed

Sovereign wealth funds in East Asia : policy note (English)

Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) have been in existence for many decades worldwide, however most SWFs in the East Asia and Pacific Region (EAP) are relatively new. ... See More +

Working Paper 92932 SEP 01, 2014

Seward, James; Ulukan, Mustafa; Kim, Mee Jung; Tsubota, Hiroshi; Gable, Timothy Disclosed

How should donors respond to resource windfalls in poor countries ? from aid to insurance (English)

Natural resources are being discovered in more countries, both rich and poor. Many of the new and aspiring resource exporters are low-income countries that are still receiving substantial levels of foreign aid. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6952 JUN 01, 2014

Dobronogov, Anton;Dobronogov,Anton; Gelb, Alan;Gelb,Alan Harold; Saldanha, Fernando Brant Disclosed

Sovereign wealth funds and long-term development finance : risks and opportunities (English)

Sovereign wealth funds represent a large and growing pool of savings. An increasing number of these funds are owned by natural resource–exporting countries and have a variety of objectives, including intergenerational equity and macroeconomic stabilization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6776 FEB 01, 2014

Gelb, Alan; Tordo, Silvana; Halland, Havard; Arfaa, Noora; Smith, Gregory Disclosed

Emerging trends in environmental, social, and governance data and disclosure: opportunities and challenges (English)

This paper argues that the social factors that have driven increased voluntary environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosure over the past three decades are sufficiently compelling to lead to mandated disclosure worldwide. ... See More +

Brief 88408 JAN 01, 2014

Disclosed

Sovereign wealth funds and domestic investment in resource-rich countries : love me, or love me not? (English)

Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) represent a large and growing pool of savings. An increasing number of these funds are owned by natural resource, exporting countries and have a variety of objectives, including intergenerational equity and macroeconomic stabilization. ... See More +

Brief 84016 JAN 01, 2014

Gelb,Alan Harold; Halland,Havard; Tordo,Silvana Disclosed

Investing with confidence : understanding political risk management in the 21st century (English)

"A investing with confidence: understanding political risk management in the 21st century", is based on papers at the 2008 symposium on international political risk management, host by the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and Georgetown University on December 4, 2008. ... See More +

Publication 51280 OCT 01, 2009

Lu, Kevin W.; Verheyen, Gero; Perera, Srilal M. Disclosed

Minutes of meeting of the Board of Directors of IFC, held on Thursday, October 2, 2008 (English)

Minutes 46160 OCT 02, 2008

Disclosed

Currency undervaluation and sovereign wealth funds : a new role for the World Trade Organization (English)

Two aspects of global imbalances - undervalued exchange rates and sovereign wealth funds - require a multilateral response. For reasons of inadequate leverage and eroding legitimacy, the International Monetary Fund has not been effective in dealing with undervalued exchange rates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4668 JUL 01, 2008

Mattoo, Aaditya; Subramanian, Arvind Disclosed

Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) in East Asia (English)

The massive size, rapid growth, and high-profile investments of Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) in the U.S. and elsewhere in 2007 has attracted the attention of the media, politicians, regulators, and academics over the past year. ... See More +

Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study 70577 JUN 30, 2008

Disclosed

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The External Wealth of Arab Nations : Structure, Trends, and Policy Implications (English)
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JAN 06, 2020 WPS9103 Policy Research Working Paper
Note on stabilization/wealth funds : a case study analysis (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125967 Working Paper
Mobilization of private finance by multilateral development banks : 2016 joint report (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114433 Working Paper
Strategic investment funds : opportunities and challenges (Chinese)
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FEB 22, 2017 WPS7851 Policy Research Working Paper English
Sovereign wealth funds and long-term investments in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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DEC 05, 2016 WPS7903 Policy Research Working Paper
Non-renewable resources, fiscal rules, and human capital (English)
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JUN 06, 2016 WPS7695 Policy Research Working Paper
Infrastructure financing trends : what are the current trends in emerging market infrastructure spending? (English)
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APR 01, 2016 106021 Brief
Capital market instruments to mobilize institutional investors to infrastructure and SME financing in emerging market economies : report for the G20 (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 101512 Working Paper
Investment Funds Group (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 99848 Brief
How should donors respond to resource windfalls in poor countries? (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95263 Brief
Official documents- Collaboration Arrangement with Singapore to TF069027 (English)
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OCT 09, 2014 Trust Fund Administrative Agreement
Sovereign wealth funds in East Asia : policy note (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 92932 Working Paper
How should donors respond to resource windfalls in poor countries ? from aid to insurance (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6952 Policy Research Working Paper
Sovereign wealth funds and long-term development finance : risks and opportunities (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6776 Policy Research Working Paper
Emerging trends in environmental, social, and governance data and disclosure: opportunities and challenges (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 88408 Brief
Sovereign wealth funds and domestic investment in resource-rich countries : love me, or love me not? (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84016 Brief
Investing with confidence : understanding political risk management in the 21st century (English)
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OCT 01, 2009 51280 Publication
Minutes of meeting of the Board of Directors of IFC, held on Thursday, October 2, 2008 (English)
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OCT 02, 2008 46160 Minutes
Currency undervaluation and sovereign wealth funds : a new role for the World Trade Organization (English)
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JUL 01, 2008 WPS4668 Policy Research Working Paper
Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) in East Asia (English)
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JUN 30, 2008 70577 Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study