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Official Documents- Administration Agreement with Hundai Steel Company for Contribution to TF073154 (English)

Trust Fund Administrative Agreement AUG 21, 2019

LEGKL Disclosed

Financing Low-Carbon Transitions through Carbon Pricing and Green Bonds (English)

To finance the transition to low-carbon economies required to mitigate climate change, countries are increasingly using a combination of carbon pricing and green bonds. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8991 AUG 20, 2019

Heine,Dirk; Semmler,Willi; Mazzucato,Mariana; Braga,Joao Paulo; Flaherty,Michael; Gevorkyan,Arkady; Hayde,Erin Kate; Radpour,Siavash Disclosed

Test Score Gap Robustness to Scaling : The Scale Transformation Command (English)

Social scientists frequently rely on the cardinal comparability of test scores to assess achievement gaps between population subgroups and their evolution over time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8986 AUG 19, 2019

Yi Chang,Andres Disclosed

Does Media Stimulate Reform Efforts ? (English)

This paper investigates to what extent media impacts political decisions. A viable practical approach to test the relationship between mass media and political actions is through the use of the World Bank’s Doing Business data, specifically, by assessing local media coverage of Doing Business and implementation of business regulatory reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8984 AUG 16, 2019

Ramalho,Rita; Saltane,Valentina Disclosed

Gender Differences in Time Use : Allocating Time between the Market and the Household (English)

Important progress toward gender equality has been made in the past decades, but inequalities linked to gender norms, stereotypes, and the unequal distribution of housework and childcare responsibilities persist. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8981 AUG 14, 2019

Rubiano Matulevich,Eliana Carolina; Viollaz,Mariana Disclosed

IDA19 Second Replenishment Meeting Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 18-20, 2019 : Co-Chairs Summary (English)

Board Report 140851 AUG 14, 2019

Disclosed

Can Taxes Help Ensure a Fair Globalization ? (English)

This paper analyzes whether taxation can be successfully used to reduce the incidence of labor informality and achieve higher equality in a globalized economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8975 AUG 12, 2019

Langot,Francois; Merola,Rossana; Oh,Samil Disclosed

Property Rights, Political Connections, and Corporate Investment (English)

Despite the literature on rural land property rights, studies on urban land property rights are rare. This paper studies the impact of an urban land titling program on firm investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8973 AUG 12, 2019

Miao,Meng; Tang,Dragon Yongjun; Xu,L. Colin Disclosed

World Bank Group Boards' Calendar (English)

This Board report acknowledges a World Bank Group Boards' calendar for August 2019, September 2019, and October 2019.

Board Report 140487 AUG 08, 2019

Disclosed

Are Budget Rigidities a Source of Fiscal Distress and a Constraint for Fiscal Consolidation ? (English)

This paper studies whether budget rigidities affect the probability of countries getting into fiscal distress and reduce the likelihood of governments performing fiscal adjustments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8957 AUG 06, 2019

Munoz,Ercio; Olaberria,Eduardo Disclosed

Political Connections and Financial Constraints : Evidence from Transition Countries (English)

This paper examines whether political connections ease financial constraints faced by firms. Using firm-level data from six Central and Eastern European economies, the paper shows that politically connected firms: (i) have high levels of leverage, (ii) have low levels of profitability, (iii) are less capitalized, (iv) have low marginal productivity of capital, and (v) do not invest more than unconnected firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8956 AUG 06, 2019

Bussolo,Maurizio; De Nicola,Francesca; Panizza,Ugo G.; Varghese,Richard Disclosed

Why Some Countries Can Escape the Fiscal Pro-Cyclicality Trap and Others Cannot ? (English)

This paper analyzes the procyclicality of fiscal policy on the tax and spending sides in a sample of 116 developing countries between 2000 and 2016. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8963 AUG 06, 2019

Herrera Aguilera,Santiago; Kouame,Wilfried Anicet Kouakou; Mandon,Pierre Jean-Claude Disclosed

Housing, Imputed Rent, and Households' Welfare (English)

Housing is the largest durable good consumed by households. As such, any consumption-based measure of welfare, to be comprehensive, must include the value of the flow of services households derive from their dwellings, the so-called imputed rent. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8955 AUG 06, 2019

Ceriani,Lidia; Olivieri,Sergio Daniel; Ranzani,Marco Disclosed

The World Bank Macro-Fiscal Model Technical Description (English)

This paper outlines the structure and economic foundation of the World Bank's macroeconomic and fiscal model (MFMod). MFMod consists of individual country models for 181 countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8965 AUG 06, 2019

Burns,Andrew; Campagne,Benoit Philippe Marcel; Jooste,Charl; Stephan,David Andrew; Bui,Thi Thanh Disclosed

What Determines the Size of Public Employment ? An Empirical Investigation (English)

This paper explores the determinants of public employment across the world and finds that it is negatively associated with country size (by population) and positively associated with the income level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8961 AUG 06, 2019

Herrera Aguilera,Santiago; Munoz,Ercio Disclosed

On Promoting Fiscal Discipline : The Role of Exchange Rate Regimes, Fiscal Rules and Institutions (English)

This paper examines how fiscal rules, exchange rate regimes, and institutional quality affect the cyclical behavior of fiscal policy (how government spending responds to fluctuations in gross domestic product). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8964 AUG 06, 2019

Keita,Kady Synthia; Turcu,Camelia Disclosed

The Third Function of Law Is to Transform Cultural Categories (English)

How does law change society? In the rational actor model, law affects behavior only by changing incentives and information -- the command and coordination function of law. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8954 AUG 06, 2019

Hoff,Karla; Walsh,James Sonam Disclosed

Housing, Imputed Rent, and Households' Welfare (English)

Housing is the largest durable good consumed by households. As such, any consumption-based measure of welfare, to be comprehensive, must include the value of the flow of services households derive from their dwellings, the so-called imputed rent. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 140352 AUG 06, 2019

Ceriani,Lidia; Olivieri,Sergio Daniel; Ranzani,Marco Disclosed

Coming Together : The Human Capital Project Ministers' Conclave (English)

During the 2019 Spring Meetings, the World Bank hosted the first Human Capital Project (HCP) Ministers' Conclave in Washington, DC. The event was attended by Ministers and other high-ranking government officials from over 60 countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 140207 AUG 01, 2019

Disclosed

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Official Documents- Administration Agreement with Hundai Steel Company for Contribution to TF073154 (English)
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AUG 21, 2019 Trust Fund Administrative Agreement
Financing Low-Carbon Transitions through Carbon Pricing and Green Bonds (English)
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AUG 20, 2019 WPS8991 Policy Research Working Paper
Test Score Gap Robustness to Scaling : The Scale Transformation Command (English)
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AUG 19, 2019 WPS8986 Policy Research Working Paper
Does Media Stimulate Reform Efforts ? (English)
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AUG 16, 2019 WPS8984 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender Differences in Time Use : Allocating Time between the Market and the Household (English)
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AUG 14, 2019 WPS8981 Policy Research Working Paper
IDA19 Second Replenishment Meeting Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 18-20, 2019 : Co-Chairs Summary (English)
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AUG 14, 2019 140851 Board Report
Can Taxes Help Ensure a Fair Globalization ? (English)
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AUG 12, 2019 WPS8975 Policy Research Working Paper
Property Rights, Political Connections, and Corporate Investment (English)
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AUG 12, 2019 WPS8973 Policy Research Working Paper
World Bank Group Boards' Calendar (English)
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AUG 08, 2019 140487 Board Report
Minutes of a Meeting of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA and the Boards of Directors of IFC and MIGA held on August 8, 2019 and Record of Approvals July 31 thru August 8 (English)
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AUG 08, 2019 140850 Minutes
Are Budget Rigidities a Source of Fiscal Distress and a Constraint for Fiscal Consolidation ? (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 WPS8957 Policy Research Working Paper
Political Connections and Financial Constraints : Evidence from Transition Countries (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 WPS8956 Policy Research Working Paper
Why Some Countries Can Escape the Fiscal Pro-Cyclicality Trap and Others Cannot ? (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 WPS8963 Policy Research Working Paper
Housing, Imputed Rent, and Households' Welfare (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 WPS8955 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank Macro-Fiscal Model Technical Description (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 WPS8965 Policy Research Working Paper
What Determines the Size of Public Employment ? An Empirical Investigation (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 WPS8961 Policy Research Working Paper
On Promoting Fiscal Discipline : The Role of Exchange Rate Regimes, Fiscal Rules and Institutions (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 WPS8964 Policy Research Working Paper
The Third Function of Law Is to Transform Cultural Categories (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 WPS8954 Policy Research Working Paper
Housing, Imputed Rent, and Households' Welfare (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 140352 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Coming Together : The Human Capital Project Ministers' Conclave (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 140207 Working Paper