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Financial channels, property rights, and poverty : a Sub-Saharan African perspective (English)

Studies on the link between financial development and poverty have been inconclusive. Some claim that deeper financial sectors should improve the allocation of capital by allowing entrepreneurs greater access to finance, which should particularly favor the poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7559 FEB 08, 2016

Singh,Raju; Huang,Yifei

The distribution of consumption expenditure in Sub-Saharan Africa : the inequality among all Africans (English)

This paper uses a set of national household surveys to study the regional Sub-Saharan Africa distribution of consumption expenditure among individuals during 1993 to 2008. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7557 FEB 03, 2016

Jirasavetakul,La-Bhus Fah; Lakner,Christoph

The welfare cost of inflation and the regulations of money substitutes (English)

This paper studies the possibility of using financial regulation that prohibits the use of money substitutes as a tool for mitigating the adverse effects of deviations from the Friedman rule. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7553 FEB 02, 2016

Eden,Benjamin; Eden,Maya

Do resource-rich countries suffer from a lack of fiscal discipline ? (English)

Fiscal indicators for resource-rich and resource-poor low- and middle-income countries are compared using annual data from 1996 to 2012. Resource richness is defined by export composition: fuel greater than a 25 percent share and/or ores and metals greater than a 10 percent share. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7552 FEB 02, 2016

Bleaney,Michael Francis; Halland,Havard

Managing food price volatility in a large open country : the case of wheat in India (English)

India has pursued an active food security policy for many years, using a combination of trade policy interventions, public distribution of food staples, and assistance to farmers through minimum support prices defended by public stocks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7551 FEB 02, 2016

Gouel,Christophe; Gautam,Madhur; Martin,William J.

South Africa economic update : promoting faster growth and poverty alleviation through competition (English)

Promoting faster growth and poverty alleviation through competition is particularly important for South Africa, which is facing weak economic growth and limited fiscal resources and has to look to avenues outside the fiscal space to stimulate faster sustainable growth and progress towards its ultimate goal of eliminating poverty, outlined in the 2030 National Development Plan (NDP). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 103057 FEB 01, 2016

Purfield,Catriona Mary; Hanusch,Marek; Algu,Yashvir; Begazo Gomez,Tania Priscilla; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Nyman,Sara

Lifting economic sanctions on Iran : global effects and strategic responses (English)

This paper uses a global general equilibrium simulation model to quantify the effects of lifting economic sanctions on Iran with and without strategic responses. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7549 FEB 01, 2016

Ianchovichina,Elena; Devarajan,Shantayanan; Lakatos,Csilla

Annual review 2015 : FIAS celebrating 30 years of partnership (English)

In the early years, facility for investment climate advisory services (FIAS) was the only part of the Bank Group fully dedicated to investment climate reform. ... See More +

Annual Report 103084 FEB 01, 2016

Diamond,John Michael

Belize - Systematic country diagnostic (English)

Belize has a rich history that dates back thousands of years. The country was first inhabited by the Mayans with records of their presence dating from 1500 BC. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 102973 JAN 29, 2016

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; advanced markets; emerging and frontier economies in Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Newsletter 103055 JAN 29, 2016

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat

What are the impacts of Syrian refugees on host community welfare in Turkey ? a subnational poverty analysis (English)

In recent years, Turkey has been host to more than two million Syrians seeking refuge. Initially concentrated in the southeastern regions, these refugees now reside throughout the country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7542 JAN 28, 2016

Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Yang,Judy; Inan,Osman Kaan

How equitable is access to finance in turkey ? evidence from the latest global FINDEX (English)

Access to finance is a key component of poverty reduction, as it enables individuals to make economic decisions that can improve their welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7541 JAN 28, 2016

Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Inan,Osman Kaan; Yang,Judy

A detailed anatomy of factor misallocation in India (English)

This paper complements the results of earlier work on factor misallocation. The paper first expands the methodology and provides two important decompositions for the main indices. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7547 JAN 28, 2016

Duranton,Gilles; Ghani,Syed Ejaz; Goswami,Arti Grover; Kerr,William Robert

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; advanced markets; emerging and frontier economies in Latin America and the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Newsletter 103054 JAN 28, 2016

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat

When and where do we see regional poverty reduction and convergence ? lessons from the roof of Turkey (English)

In the past decade, Turkey has experienced a notable level of poverty reduction at all levels (extreme poor, poor, and vulnerable). The steady decline in poverty was also resilient to the decline in gross domestic product per capita growth during the crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7540 JAN 28, 2016

Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Yang,Judy; Inan,Osman Kaan; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Montes,Jose

Business cycles in the eastern Caribbean economies: the role of fiscal policy and interest rates (English)

This paper analyzes the business cycle characteristics of the economies of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States using a model of a small open economy subject to interest rate and fiscal expenditure shocks and financial frictions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7545 JAN 27, 2016

Carneiro,Francisco Galrao; Hnatkovska,Viktoria

Before and after the global financial crisis : evaluating the Caribbean's synchronization with global engines of growth (English)

In spite of the United States' recovery, most Caribbean nations are still struggling in the aftermath of the 2007–08 global financial crisis. This paper examines this slow growth recovery through the analysis of how the Caribbean's growth relates to that of key drivers of the global economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7544 JAN 27, 2016

Kouame,Auguste Tano; Reyes,M. Ivanova

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; advanced markets; emerging and frontier economies in East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Newsletter 103053 JAN 27, 2016

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat

Vietnam - Mekong Delta Integrated Climate Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Project : indigenous peoples plan : Ethnic minority policy framework (English)

The objective of the Mekong Delta Integrated Climate Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Project for Vietnam is to strengthen institutional coordination and planning across the Mekong Delta, and improve resilience of people livelihoods and assets to climate change in selected vulnerable sub-regions. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1742 JAN 27, 2016

Dinh,Quyen Thuy

Mali - Fostering Agricultural Productivity Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Fostering Agricultural Productivity Project for Mali is to increase the productivity of smallholder agricultural and agribusiness producers in the targeted production systems and project areas. ... See More +

Project Paper RES22057 JAN 27, 2016

Nzambimana,Juvenal

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Financial channels, property rights, and poverty : a Sub-Saharan African perspective (English)
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FEB 08, 2016 WPS7559 Policy Research Working Paper
The distribution of consumption expenditure in Sub-Saharan Africa : the inequality among all Africans (English)
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FEB 03, 2016 WPS7557 Policy Research Working Paper
The welfare cost of inflation and the regulations of money substitutes (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7553 Policy Research Working Paper
Do resource-rich countries suffer from a lack of fiscal discipline ? (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7552 Policy Research Working Paper
Managing food price volatility in a large open country : the case of wheat in India (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7551 Policy Research Working Paper
South Africa economic update : promoting faster growth and poverty alleviation through competition (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103057 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Lifting economic sanctions on Iran : global effects and strategic responses (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 WPS7549 Policy Research Working Paper
Annual review 2015 : FIAS celebrating 30 years of partnership (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103084 Annual Report
Belize - Systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JAN 29, 2016 102973 Systematic Country Diagnostic
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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JAN 29, 2016 103055 Newsletter
What are the impacts of Syrian refugees on host community welfare in Turkey ? a subnational poverty analysis (English)
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JAN 28, 2016 WPS7542 Policy Research Working Paper
How equitable is access to finance in turkey ? evidence from the latest global FINDEX (English)
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JAN 28, 2016 WPS7541 Policy Research Working Paper
A detailed anatomy of factor misallocation in India (English)
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JAN 28, 2016 WPS7547 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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JAN 28, 2016 103054 Newsletter
When and where do we see regional poverty reduction and convergence ? lessons from the roof of Turkey (English)
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JAN 28, 2016 WPS7540 Policy Research Working Paper
Business cycles in the eastern Caribbean economies: the role of fiscal policy and interest rates (English)
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JAN 27, 2016 WPS7545 Policy Research Working Paper
Before and after the global financial crisis : evaluating the Caribbean's synchronization with global engines of growth (English)
See More +
JAN 27, 2016 WPS7544 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
See More +
JAN 27, 2016 103053 Newsletter
Vietnam - Mekong Delta Integrated Climate Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Project : indigenous peoples plan : Ethnic minority policy framework (English)
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JAN 27, 2016 SFG1742 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Mali - Fostering Agricultural Productivity Project : restructuring (English)
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JAN 27, 2016 RES22057 Project Paper