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Trade developments in 2016 : policy uncertainty weighs on world trade (English)

2016 is the fifth consecutive year of sluggish trade growth and the year with the weakest trade performance since the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper 112930 FEB 21, 2017

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Does vertical specialization increase productivity ? (English)

This paper investigates the impact of global value chain participation on productivity, using data on trade in value added from the World Input-Output Database. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7978 FEB 20, 2017

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Government guarantees, transparency, and bank risk-taking (English)

This paper presents a model of bank risk taking and government guarantees. Levered banks take excessive risk, as their actions are not fully priced at the margin by debt holders. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7971 FEB 15, 2017

Cordella,Tito; Dell'Ariccia,Giovanni; Marquez,Robert Disclosed

Are capital flows fickle? Increasingly ? and does the answer still depend on type? (English)

According to conventional wisdom, capital flows are fickle. Focusing on emerging markets, this paper asks whether this conventional wisdom still holds in the contemporary world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7972 FEB 15, 2017

Eichengreen,Barry J.; Gupta,Poonam - DECOS; Masetti,Oliver Disclosed

Assessing the accuracy of electricity demand forecasts in developing countries (English)

This study assesses the accuracy of time-series econometric methods in forecasting electricity demand in developing countries. The analysis of historical time series for 106 developing countries over 1960-2012 demonstrates that econometric forecasts are highly accurate for the majority of these countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7974 FEB 15, 2017

Steinbuks,Jevgenijs Disclosed

Recovery from conflict : lessons of success (English)

This paper studies long-term impacts of violent conflict, to provide insights into the costs of conflict and policies to prevent conflict relapse. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7970 FEB 14, 2017

Mueller,Hannes Felix; Piemontese,Lavinia; Tapsoba,Augustin Disclosed

Foreign banks and trade: bridging the information gap ? (English)

Foreign banks can play an important role in facilitating international trade. Most research has focused on the financing role banks can play, but less is known about the information role. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7967 FEB 14, 2017

De Nicola,Francesca; Tan,Shawn Weiming Disclosed

Economic rationale for cooperation on international waters in Africa : a review (English)

Transboundary river basins cover 62 percent of Africa's total area and, with the exception of island states, every African country has at least one international river in its territory. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS11561 FEB 14, 2017

Namara,Regassa Ensermu Disclosed

Research digest newsletter Vol. 11 (No. 2) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: Estimating International Poverty Lines; Global Inequality between 1988 and 2008 and the "Elephant Graph"; Challenges in Counting theWorld's Hungry; Incentive Effects of Antipoverty Programs; Importing High Food Pricesby Exporting; The Decision to Invest in Child Quality over Quantity; Supporting Parents to ImprovePreschool Outcomes; Can Conditional Cash Transfers Improve Child Nutrition? ... See More +

Newsletter 112736 FEB 13, 2017

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The sunken billions revisited : progress and challenges in global marine fisheries (English)

This report updates previous studies that measured in economic terms the extent of biological losses attributable to overfishing globally. The new estimates assess these 'sunken billions' at 83 billion dollars annually. ... See More +

Publication 112848 FEB 10, 2017

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World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)

This report contains the World Bank Group Boards' calendar for the period from February 2017 to April 2017, specifying the Boards' engagements, such as meetings and briefings. ... See More +

Board Report 112752 FEB 09, 2017

Disclosed

Simulating the macroeconomic impact of future water scarcity (English)

In this paper we consider some of the economic implications of climate change scenarios as described in the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs). ... See More +

Working Paper W16006 FEB 08, 2017

Ramaroson,Marina Rachel Gery Disclosed

Services in the trans-pacific partnership : what would be lost? (English)

As the fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) hangs in balance, an evaluation of what it offers could inform current decisions and shape future negotiations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7964 FEB 07, 2017

Gootiiz,Batshur; Mattoo,Aaditya Disclosed

The global role of the U.S. economy: linkages, policies and spillovers (English)

This paper analyzes the role of the United States in the global economy and examines the extent of global spillovers from changes in U.S. growth, monetary and fiscal policies, and uncertainty in its financial markets and economic policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7962 FEB 07, 2017

Kose,Ayhan; Lakatos,Csilla; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Stocker,Marc Disclosed

Clarification Regarding the Use of Project-based Guarantees in Financial Intermediary IPF Operations (English)

Board Report 112570 FEB 03, 2017

Disclosed

Human Resources Committee (HRC) : minutes of meeting held on February 2, 2017 (English)

Minutes 112638 FEB 02, 2017

Disclosed

Toolkit 2 : developing corporate governance codes of best practice (Vol. 2) : Обоснование (Russian)

This Global Corporate Governance Forum toolkit emphasizes the purpose and benefits of developing corporate governance codes of best practice. Whilst globalization of economies has increased, and international corporate guidelines have been adopted, each country has its own values, societal norms, way of doing business, and special circumstances. ... See More +

Working Paper 34669 FEB 01, 2017

Spanish, French, English Disclosed

Human Resources Committee (HRC) : minutes of meeting held on February 1, 2017 (English)

Minutes 112637 FEB 01, 2017

Disclosed

Improving emerging markets healthcare through private provision (English)

The role of private enterprise in healthcare is to complement and support improvements to public healthcare, not to supplant it. Private providers are the primary source of care for the world’s poorest people and their record is often as good as or better than that of public providers. ... See More +

Brief 112691 FEB 01, 2017

Walton, Tom; Matthees,Kevin Disclosed

Principles on identification for sustainable development : toward the digital age (English)

Some 1.5 billion people in the developing world lack proof of legal identity. This Identification Gap is a serious obstacle to participation in political, economic and social life. ... See More +

Working Paper 112614 FEB 01, 2017

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Trade developments in 2016 : policy uncertainty weighs on world trade (English)
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Does vertical specialization increase productivity ? (English)
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FEB 20, 2017 WPS7978 Policy Research Working Paper
Government guarantees, transparency, and bank risk-taking (English)
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FEB 15, 2017 WPS7971 Policy Research Working Paper
Are capital flows fickle? Increasingly ? and does the answer still depend on type? (English)
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FEB 15, 2017 WPS7972 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing the accuracy of electricity demand forecasts in developing countries (English)
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FEB 15, 2017 WPS7974 Policy Research Working Paper
Recovery from conflict : lessons of success (English)
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FEB 14, 2017 WPS7970 Policy Research Working Paper
Foreign banks and trade: bridging the information gap ? (English)
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FEB 14, 2017 WPS7967 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic rationale for cooperation on international waters in Africa : a review (English)
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FEB 14, 2017 AUS11561 Working Paper
Research digest newsletter Vol. 11 (No. 2) (English)
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FEB 13, 2017 112736 Newsletter
The sunken billions revisited : progress and challenges in global marine fisheries (English)
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FEB 10, 2017 112848 Publication
World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)
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FEB 09, 2017 112752 Board Report
Simulating the macroeconomic impact of future water scarcity (English)
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FEB 08, 2017 W16006 Working Paper
Services in the trans-pacific partnership : what would be lost? (English)
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FEB 07, 2017 WPS7964 Policy Research Working Paper
The global role of the U.S. economy: linkages, policies and spillovers (English)
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FEB 07, 2017 WPS7962 Policy Research Working Paper
Clarification Regarding the Use of Project-based Guarantees in Financial Intermediary IPF Operations (English)
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FEB 03, 2017 112570 Board Report
Human Resources Committee (HRC) : minutes of meeting held on February 2, 2017 (English)
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FEB 02, 2017 112638 Minutes
Toolkit 2 : developing corporate governance codes of best practice (Vol. 2) : Обоснование (Russian)
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FEB 01, 2017 34669 Working Paper Spanish, French, English
Human Resources Committee (HRC) : minutes of meeting held on February 1, 2017 (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 112637 Minutes
Improving emerging markets healthcare through private provision (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 112691 Brief
Principles on identification for sustainable development : toward the digital age (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 112614 Working Paper