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Madagascar economic update : Note de conjoncture économique de Madagascar (French)

Even though a large majority of poor households are engaged in agriculture, per capita productivity and real levels of sectoral growth remain low in Madagascar. ... See More +

Working Paper 110674 DEC 01, 2016

Sharma,Natasha; Razafimanantsoa,Faniry English Disclosed

Mongolia - Employment Support Project : environmental assessment : Орчны болон нийгмийн удирдлагын хүрээ (Mongolian)

The Mongolia Employment Support Project (MESP) will be implemented by the Ministry of Laborand Social Protection (MLSP) with support from the World Bank. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2708 DEC 01, 2016

Razat,Maya English Disclosed

Grow, invest, insure : a game plan to end extreme poverty by 2030 (English)

As global extreme poverty has fallen -- by one measure, from close to 2 billion people in 1990 to about 700 million today -- the world has learned about antipoverty strategies that work. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7892 NOV 15, 2016

Gill,Indermit S.; Revenga,Ana L.; Zeballos,Christian Disclosed

Benefits of electrification and the role of reliability : evidence from India (English)

This paper estimates the welfare impact of rural electrification in India using nationally representative household panel survey data for 2005 and 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7889 NOV 14, 2016

Samad,Hussain A.; Zhang,Fan Disclosed

Socioeconomic resilience : multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries (English)

This paper presents a model to assess the socioeconomic resilience to natural disasters of an economy, defined as its capacity to mitigate the impact of disaster-related asset losses on welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7886 NOV 14, 2016

Hallegatte,Stephane; Bangalore,Mook; Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille Disclosed

Are losses from natural disasters more than just asset losses ? the role of capital aggregation, sector interactions, and investment behaviors (English)

The welfare impact of a natural disaster depends on its effect on consumption, not only on the direct asset losses and human losses that are usually estimated and reported after disasters. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7885 NOV 14, 2016

Hallegatte,Stephane; Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille Disclosed

Growth recovery in southern Europe : a dozen lessons, old and new (English)

Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain entered a period of severe economic and financial stress in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis. Their collective experience confirmed the primacy of total debt, private or public, in affecting the onset of, depth of, and recovery from economic crises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7877 NOV 02, 2016

Islam,Roumeen Disclosed

The Russian economy inches forward : will that suffice to turn the tide? : Российская экономика : постепенное медленное движение вперед (Russian)

Global growth is weak. It slowed down to 2.2 percent in the first half of 2016. While the Brexit vote has had a limited impact on global growth so far, growth in advanced economies (AE) has been disappointing. ... See More +

Working Paper 110037 NOV 01, 2016

English Disclosed

Brazil - Fortaleza Sustainable Urban Development Project : resettlement plan : Brasil - Projeto Fortaleza Cidade Sustentável : marco de reassentamento (Portuguese)

Resettlement Plan SFG2404 NOV 01, 2016

Monteiro,Emanuela Disclosed

Serbia - First Public Expenditure and Public Utilities Development Policy Loan Project (English)

Program Information Document 110223 OCT 31, 2016

Disclosed

Afghanistan - Country Partnership Framework for the period FY17-FY20 : chair summary (English)

In this meeting Executive Directors discussed the Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Afghanistan for FY17-FY20. Directors welcomed the progress that has been achieved in Afghanistan and the government’s commitment to reforms and partnership that pave the way for development. ... See More +

Board Report 109589 OCT 27, 2016

Disclosed

Timor-Leste - Tibar Bay Port Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSC17460 OCT 21, 2016

Disclosed

The credibility of economic policy making in Argentina, 1989-2015 (English)

This paper explores the hypothesis that the credibility of economic policy making in Argentina (or lack thereof) has impacted the volatility of economic performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7870 OCT 20, 2016

Rosenblatt,David Disclosed

How do cities in Ethiopia create jobs ? (English)

This paper reviews city-based industrialization across Ethiopia to understand (a) its importance in driving net job creation, and (b) the factors that determine the success of high-growth industries and cities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7866 OCT 18, 2016

Mukim,Megha Disclosed

Conflict and Poverty in Afghanistan's Transition (English)

Despite record economic growth for more than a decade, poverty has remained stubbornly high in Afghanistan, especially in the regions that suffered less from conflict. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7864 OCT 17, 2016

Floreani,Vincent Arthur; Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Rama,Martin G. Disclosed

Egypt - Second Fiscal Consolidation, Sustainable Energy, and Competitiveness Programmatic Development Policy Financing Project (English)

Program Information Document 109593 OCT 11, 2016

Arabic Disclosed

The effect of the Swedish payroll tax cut for youths on firm profitability (English)

Payroll taxes in Sweden were reduced substantially for people ages 26 years or younger on July 1, 2007. The objective of this tax cut was to lower youth unemployment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7854 OCT 11, 2016

Malm,Arvid; Eklund,Johan; Francis,David C.; Jiang,Nan Disclosed

Strategic investment funds : opportunities and challenges (English)

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 OCT 05, 2016

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

Casting the tax net wider : experimental evidence from Costa Rica (English)

The majority of firms in developing countries are informal, and encouraging them to register with the tax authority has proven challenging and costly. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7850 OCT 05, 2016

Brockmeyer,Anne; Hernandez,Marco; Kettle,Stewart; Smith,Spencer Douglas Disclosed

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Madagascar economic update : Note de conjoncture économique de Madagascar (French)
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DEC 01, 2016 110674 Working Paper English
Mongolia - Employment Support Project : environmental assessment : Орчны болон нийгмийн удирдлагын хүрээ (Mongolian)
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DEC 01, 2016 SFG2708 Environmental Assessment English
Grow, invest, insure : a game plan to end extreme poverty by 2030 (English)
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NOV 15, 2016 WPS7892 Policy Research Working Paper
Benefits of electrification and the role of reliability : evidence from India (English)
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NOV 14, 2016 WPS7889 Policy Research Working Paper
Socioeconomic resilience : multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries (English)
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NOV 14, 2016 WPS7886 Policy Research Working Paper
Are losses from natural disasters more than just asset losses ? the role of capital aggregation, sector interactions, and investment behaviors (English)
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NOV 14, 2016 WPS7885 Policy Research Working Paper
Mali - Skills Development and Youth Employment Project : implementation support mission - October 24 to November 5, 2016 : Mali - Projet de Développement des Compétences et Emploi des Jeunes (PROCEJ) : mission d’appui à la mise en oeuvre - 24 Octobre au 5 Novembre 2016 (French)
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NOV 05, 2016 110663 Aide Memoire
Growth recovery in southern Europe : a dozen lessons, old and new (English)
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NOV 02, 2016 WPS7877 Policy Research Working Paper
The Russian economy inches forward : will that suffice to turn the tide? : Российская экономика : постепенное медленное движение вперед (Russian)
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NOV 01, 2016 110037 Working Paper English
Brazil - Fortaleza Sustainable Urban Development Project : resettlement plan : Brasil - Projeto Fortaleza Cidade Sustentável : marco de reassentamento (Portuguese)
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NOV 01, 2016 SFG2404 Resettlement Plan
Serbia - First Public Expenditure and Public Utilities Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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OCT 31, 2016 110223 Program Information Document
Afghanistan - Country Partnership Framework for the period FY17-FY20 : chair summary (English)
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OCT 27, 2016 109589 Board Report
Timor-Leste - Tibar Bay Port Project (English)
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OCT 21, 2016 ISDSC17460 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
The credibility of economic policy making in Argentina, 1989-2015 (English)
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OCT 20, 2016 WPS7870 Policy Research Working Paper
How do cities in Ethiopia create jobs ? (English)
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OCT 18, 2016 WPS7866 Policy Research Working Paper
Conflict and Poverty in Afghanistan's Transition (English)
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OCT 17, 2016 WPS7864 Policy Research Working Paper
Egypt - Second Fiscal Consolidation, Sustainable Energy, and Competitiveness Programmatic Development Policy Financing Project (English)
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OCT 11, 2016 109593 Program Information Document Arabic
The effect of the Swedish payroll tax cut for youths on firm profitability (English)
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OCT 11, 2016 WPS7854 Policy Research Working Paper
Strategic investment funds : opportunities and challenges (English)
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OCT 05, 2016 WPS7851 Policy Research Working Paper
Casting the tax net wider : experimental evidence from Costa Rica (English)
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OCT 05, 2016 WPS7850 Policy Research Working Paper