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Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management Practice Note

 

March 2015  - present

 

This note series is intended to summarize good practices and key policy findings on Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management (MFM) related topics.


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South Africa and the ghost of a rating downgrade to sub-investment grade (English)

South Africa is under threat of a downgrade to its sovereign credit rating since Standard and Poors(S&P) lowered its foreign-currency long-term credit rating from BBB to BBB- in June 2014, with Fitch following suit in December 2015. ... See More +

Brief 107876 AUG 01, 2016

Hanusch,Marek; Hassan,Shakill; Algu,Yashvir; Soobyah,Luchelle Disclosed

Assessing policy trade-offs with easy-to-use models in PERs : examples from the energy sector (English)

In this note, we summarize three energy sector models used in Lebanon, Kosovo and the Comoros, three countries that had significant energy-sector challenges and limited fiscal space available to finance solutions. ... See More +

Brief 106478 MAY 01, 2016

Mansour,Wael; Mahdi,Shireen; Davies,Simon; Bou Habib,Chadi Disclosed

Lower volatility, stronger financial systems help growth (English)

Do countries more exposed to macroeconomic volatility grow less than more stable nations? Are profligate governments more likely to exacerbate volatility? ... See More +

Brief 103454 FEB 01, 2016

Carneiro,Francisco Galrao; Nguyen, Ha; Odawara,Rei Disclosed

Misallocation in Turkey's manufacturing sector : Turkiye imalat sanayinde kaynak dagilimi etkin mi? (Turkish)

Turkey’s economy expanded rapidly in the 2000s, and per capita income is now close to World Bank’s high income threshold of U$12,736. While part of this economic growth was attributable to human and physical capital accumulation, an important fraction was due to total factor productivity (TFP) growth. ... See More +

Brief 103073 JAN 01, 2016

English Disclosed

Guinea-Bissau and the cashew economy (English)

The cashew sector forms the core of Guinea-Bissau’s economy. Data from 2010 household survey show that cashew accounts for 26 percent of income (net of remittances) for female headed households and for 35 percent for male headed households. ... See More +

Brief 102933 JAN 01, 2016

Hanusch,Marek Disclosed

Misallocation in Turkey's manufacturing sector (English)

Turkey’s economy expanded rapidly in the 2000s, and per capita income is now close to World Bank’s high income threshold of U$12,736. While part of this economic growth was attributable to human and physical capital accumulation, an important fraction was due to total factor productivity (TFP) growth. ... See More +

Brief 103073 JAN 01, 2016

Turkish Disclosed

Croatia - Spending review pilot process and lessons learnt (English)

Croatia has recently piloted a spending review (SR) as a mechanism to identify options for budgetary savings that can be realized either by improving efficiency or by reducing ineffective or low-priority expenditures. ... See More +

Brief 101519 NOV 01, 2015

Madzarevic-Sujster,Sanja; Petrovic,Suzana; Thomas,Theo David Disclosed

Migrant remittances, capital constraints and new business starts in developing countries (English)

According to the World Bank (2013), migrant remittances to developing countries in 2013 totaled United States (U.S.) 414 billion, dollars quadruple the approximately U.S. 100 billion dollars remitted to developing countries in 2000. ... See More +

Brief 98685 AUG 01, 2015

Hanusch,Marek; Vaaler,Paul Martin Disclosed

Rwanda experience : country policy and institutional assessment (CPIA) (English)

The country policy and institutional assessment (CPIA) assesses the quality of a country’s present policy and institutional framework. The CPIA ratings are used as part of the country performance rating, which is the basis for the International Development Association (IDA) allocation and several other corporate activities. ... See More +

Brief 98686 AUG 01, 2015

Ishihara,Yoichiro Disclosed

Practical lessons in building a platform for policy dialogue : reflections on the Indonesia economic quarterly (English)

This brief provides some practical examples of the strategies and processes which can be used to build such updates as platforms for policy dialogue, drawing on the experience of five years of production of the Indonesia economic quarterly (IEQ). ... See More +

Brief 98243 JUL 01, 2015

Ihsan,Ahya; Meidina,Ilsa; Mileva,Elitza Alexandrova; Sienaert,Alexis R.; Taylor,Ashley D. Disclosed

Supporting institutional capacity and evidence-based macro and fiscal policymaking : sharing experience from Indonesia (English)

Improving the quality of macroeconomic and fiscal policymaking is central to the World Bank’s poverty reduction mission, and is the mandate of its macroeconomics and fiscal policy management global practice. ... See More +

Brief 98244 JUL 01, 2015

Meidina,Ilsa; Sienaert,Alexis R. Disclosed

The impact of easing the US travel restrictions against Cuba on tourism in the OECS (English)

The US authorities announced in December 2014 an intention to normalize relations with Cuba, including measures to ease economic sanctions and the ban on US citizens’ travel to Cuba. ... See More +

Brief 97687 JUN 01, 2015

Djiofack,Calvin Zebaze; Odawara,Rei; Ivanic,Maros; Lohi,Julie Saty Disclosed

Development policy operations in small Pacific Island Countries : what works? (English)

Development policy operations (DPOs) provide quick-disbursing general budget support against a program of critical structural reforms in areas of sectoral or overall economic policy. ... See More +

Brief 97686 JUN 01, 2015

Haque,Tobias; Knight,David Stephen 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

Rwanda experience : preparing a PforR operation (English)

The main purpose of this note is to share the knowledge and experience within the World Bank and to the community of stakeholders on the Public Sector Governance Program, the first Program for Results for Rwanda. ... See More +

Brief 95264 MAR 01, 2015

Emeruwa,Hilda; Ishihara,Yoichiro Disclosed

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South Africa and the ghost of a rating downgrade to sub-investment grade (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 107876 Brief
Assessing policy trade-offs with easy-to-use models in PERs : examples from the energy sector (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 106478 Brief
Lower volatility, stronger financial systems help growth (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103454 Brief
Misallocation in Turkey's manufacturing sector : Turkiye imalat sanayinde kaynak dagilimi etkin mi? (Turkish)
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JAN 01, 2016 103073 Brief English
Guinea-Bissau and the cashew economy (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102933 Brief
Misallocation in Turkey's manufacturing sector (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103073 Brief Turkish
Croatia - Spending review pilot process and lessons learnt (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 101519 Brief
Migrant remittances, capital constraints and new business starts in developing countries (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 98685 Brief
Rwanda experience : country policy and institutional assessment (CPIA) (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 98686 Brief
Practical lessons in building a platform for policy dialogue : reflections on the Indonesia economic quarterly (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98243 Brief
Supporting institutional capacity and evidence-based macro and fiscal policymaking : sharing experience from Indonesia (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98244 Brief
The impact of easing the US travel restrictions against Cuba on tourism in the OECS (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97687 Brief
Development policy operations in small Pacific Island Countries : what works? (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97686 Brief
How should donors respond to resource windfalls in poor countries? (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95263 Brief
Rwanda experience : preparing a PforR operation (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95264 Brief