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Tax-Transfers Schemes, Informality, and Search Frictions in a Small Open Economy (English)

This paper evaluates the impact of market-oriented structural reforms, in particular labor market policies, social assistance programs, and trade liberalization on long run unemployment, wage inequality, and the distribution of employment across sectors in a small open economy with search frictions and idiosyncratic productivity shocks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8574 SEP 05, 2018

Robayo,Monica Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (September 2018) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headlines: Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) declined significantly in the first week of September 2018 due to a mix of external and domestic factors; the Philippine peso depreciated in August after strengthening in July; headline inflation surged in August with increased food and energy prices; Balance of payment deficit widened in the first half of 2018 reaching 2.1 percent of GDP from 0.5 percent of GDP same period in 2017; the government posted a fiscal deficit in July as public spending growth outpaced revenue growth; unemployment declined further in July 2018, but underemployment continued to worsen; consumer confidence turned negative for the first time in two years and business confidence fell to its lowest since 2009 ... See More +

Newsletter 129959 SEP 01, 2018

Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Endo,Isaku; Qian,Rong; Hansl,Birgit Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Local Government Support Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)

The development objective of Local Government Support Project for Sri Lanka is to strengthen local government capabilities to deliver responsive services and enhance socioeconomic opportunities of communities in the participating provinces. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG4109 SEP 01, 2018

Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - Request for Replenishment of the Trust Fund for Gaza and the West Bank : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 128957 JUL 24, 2018

Disclosed

Armenia – An opportunity to unlock Armenia's potential (English)

This edition of Armenia's Country Economic Update is part of a semi-annual series designed to monitor socio-economic developments in Armenia. This edition covers the developments in 2017 and first few months of 2018. ... See More +

Working Paper 128500 JUL 01, 2018

Manookian Salmasi,Armineh; Najdov,Evgenij; Khachatryan,Artsvi Disclosed

Armenia – An opportunity to unlock Armenia's potential (Luhya,Armenian)

This edition of Armenia's Country Economic Update is part of a semi-annual series designed to monitor socio-economic developments in Armenia. This edition covers the developments in 2017 and first few months of 2018. ... See More +

Working Paper 128500 JUL 01, 2018

Manookian Salmasi,Armineh; Najdov,Evgenij; Khachatryan,Artsvi Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletters are as follows: taking stock; weekly insight: do fiscal multipliers depend on fiscal positions? ... See More +

Newsletter 129111 JUN 29, 2018

Disclosed

Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) - Systematic Regional Diagnostic (English)

Systematic Country Diagnostic 127046 JUN 27, 2018

Disclosed

Cameroon - City competitiveness diagnostic (English)

The purpose of this report is to help policymakers improve economic development and job creation in Cameroon’s cities. The report is part of the World Bank’s Technical Assistance project on Enhancing Economic Performance of African Cities, supporting clients in the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Development (MINEPAT), Ministry of Urban Development (MINDHU) and the Urban Metropolitan Councils (Communauté Urbaines), particularly of Douala, Kribi and Bamenda, in the areas of: a) economic analyses and b) institutional support to strengthen their ability to plan and implement relevant reforms. ... See More +

Working Paper 127432 JUN 18, 2018

Zelezeck Nguimatsa,Serge; Hobson,Emma Sameh Wadie; Bougna Lonla,Theophile; Reed,Tristan Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - West Bank and Gaza: Education-to-Work Transition - P129861 - Sequence No : 11 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR32453 JUN 02, 2018

Moreno Olmedilla,Juan Manuel Disclosed

Wage setting and labor regulatory challenges in a middle income country setting : the case of South Africa - background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)

This note provides an overview of South Africa’s education system and learning outcomes. It reviews early childhood development, basic education, and higher education (university education and vocational training). ... See More +

Working Paper 127303 JUN 01, 2018

Bhorat,Haroon Ismail; Stanwix, Benjamin Disclosed

DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)

This Global weekly newsletter includes the following headings: (i) taking stock; (ii) major data releases; (iii) activity and inflation; (iv) trade and finance; (v) financial markets; and (vi)commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 129125 JUN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Bhutan development update : youth unemployment rate increased under high growth (English)

Bhutan maintained solid growth and macroeconomic stability during 2016/17. The national poverty headcount rate fell from 12 percent in 2012 to 8 percent in 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 127476 JUN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Croatia - Social Protection System Modernization Project (English)

Ratings of Social Protection System Modernization Project for Croatia were as follows: outcome was satisfactory, Bank performance was satisfactory, and monitoring and evaluation quality was substantial. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4446 MAY 25, 2018

Disclosed

Tunisia - Investment, Competitiveness and Inclusion Development Policy Financing Project (English)

The development objective of Investment, Competitiveness and Inclusion Development Policy Financing Project is to: (i) remove barriers to investment, trade and entrepreneurship; (b) move towards a more efficient, sustainable and inclusive energy sector; and (c) promote greater economic and social inclusion. ... See More +

Program Document 124855 MAY 25, 2018

Arabic Disclosed

Croatia - Systematic Country Diagnostic (English)

Croatia has made remarkable progress since independence, but daunting challenges impede the reforms required for sustainable development. In the space of a couple of decades since independence and its subsequent destructive war, Croatia has established a liberal democracy and a market economy, and achieved upper-middle income country. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 125443 MAY 04, 2018

Disclosed

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain (English)

With growth in Europe and Central Asia likely at its peak, this report addresses two questions. How well is the region prepared for an expected slowdown? ... See More +

Working Paper 125990 MAY 01, 2018

Disclosed

Local economy : optional sectoral module (English)

In a resilient city, the local economy is diverse and youth unemployment is low (redundant and inclusive). The city consciously uses infrastructure investments to steer and encourage economic growth (reflective and coordinated). ... See More +

Working Paper 126004 MAY 01, 2018

Disclosed

Disruptive technology : new growth engine for MENA? (English)

MENA economies have been experiencing moderate to high growth in GDP with stagnant growth in employment, a phenomenon of "jobless growth" since the 1970s. ... See More +

Brief 126181 MAY 01, 2018

Mottaghi,Lili Disclosed

The Albania national employment service functional review : an overview (English)

Albania’s labor markets improved between 2014 and 2016 where more people than before found jobs and unemployment rates fell. However, many challenges remain to channel the jobless into jobs. ... See More +

Working Paper 127218 MAY 01, 2018

Honorati,Maddalena; n de Silva,Sara Johansso Disclosed

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Tax-Transfers Schemes, Informality, and Search Frictions in a Small Open Economy (English)
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SEP 05, 2018 WPS8574 Policy Research Working Paper
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (September 2018) (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129959 Newsletter
Sri Lanka - Local Government Support Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 SFG4109 Resettlement Plan
West Bank and Gaza - Request for Replenishment of the Trust Fund for Gaza and the West Bank : chair summary (English)
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JUL 24, 2018 128957 Board Summary
Armenia – An opportunity to unlock Armenia's potential (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 128500 Working Paper
Armenia – An opportunity to unlock Armenia's potential (Luhya,Armenian)
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JUL 01, 2018 128500 Working Paper
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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JUN 29, 2018 129111 Newsletter
Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) - Systematic Regional Diagnostic (English)
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JUN 27, 2018 127046 Systematic Country Diagnostic
Cameroon - City competitiveness diagnostic (English)
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JUN 18, 2018 127432 Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - West Bank and Gaza: Education-to-Work Transition - P129861 - Sequence No : 11 (English)
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JUN 02, 2018 ISR32453 Implementation Status and Results Report
Wage setting and labor regulatory challenges in a middle income country setting : the case of South Africa - background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127303 Working Paper
DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 129125 Newsletter
Bhutan development update : youth unemployment rate increased under high growth (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127476 Working Paper
Croatia - Social Protection System Modernization Project (English)
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MAY 25, 2018 ICR4446 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Tunisia - Investment, Competitiveness and Inclusion Development Policy Financing Project (English)
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MAY 25, 2018 124855 Program Document Arabic
Croatia - Systematic Country Diagnostic (English)
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MAY 04, 2018 125443 Systematic Country Diagnostic
Cryptocurrencies and blockchain (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 125990 Working Paper
Local economy : optional sectoral module (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126004 Working Paper
Disruptive technology : new growth engine for MENA? (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126181 Brief
The Albania national employment service functional review : an overview (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 127218 Working Paper