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How does the sensitivity of consumption to income vary over time? international evidence (English)

This paper studies how the sensitivity of consumption to income has changed over time as the degree of financial integration has risen. In standard theory, greater financial integration facilitates international borrowing and lending, helping to reduce the sensitivity of consumption growth to fluctuations in income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7659 APR 29, 2016

Islamaj,Ergys; Kose,Ayhan Disclosed

Does e-government improve government capacity ? evidence from tax administration and public procurement (English)

Using a cross-country data set on e-government systems, this paper analyzes whether e-filing of taxes and e-procurement adoption improves the capacity of governments to raise and spend resources through the lowering of tax compliance costs, improvement of public procurement competitiveness, and reduction of corruption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7657 APR 28, 2016

Kochanova,Anna; Hasnain,Zahid; Larson,Bradley Robert Disclosed

Effects of fiscal policy shocks in an open economy : evidence from Canada (English)

What is the impact of fiscal policy shocks on key macroeconomic variables in Canada? This question triggered renewed interest in the aftermath of the 2008-09 Great Recession. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7654 APR 27, 2016

Tsoungui Belinga,Vincent De Paul Disclosed

Markets and manipulation : time for a paradigm shift ? (English)

There is a growing appreciation in economics that people have emotional vulnerabilities, commitments to social norms, and systematic irrationalities, which impact their decision making and choice in the marketplace. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7653 APR 27, 2016

Basu,Kaushik Disclosed

Egypt, Arab Republic of - Helwan South Power Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework for Dahshour - Atfeeh and Abu Homous – Nubaria gas pipelines (English)

The objective of the Helwan South Power Project for Egypt, Arab Republic of is to increase electricity generation capacity and thus help improve reliability and security of electricity supply in the country. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG2112 APR 27, 2016

Baringanire,Paul Disclosed

The role of training programs for youth employment in Nepal : impact evaluation report on the employment fund (English)

The youth unemployment rate is exceptionally high in developing countries. Because the quality of education is arguably one of the most important determinants of youth's labor force participation, governments worldwide have responded by creating job training and placement services programs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7656 APR 27, 2016

Chakravarty,Shubha; Lundberg,Mattias K. A.; Danchev,Plamen Nikolov; Zenker,Juliane Disclosed

The role of regulation on entry : evidence from the Italian provinces (English)

This paper studies the effects of differences in local administrative burdens in Italy in the years 2005–2007 preceding a major reform that sped up firm registration procedures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7650 APR 26, 2016

Bripi,Francesco Disclosed

The GATT's starting point : tariff levels circa 1947 (English)

How high were import tariffs when GATT participants began negotiations to reduce them in 1947? Establishing this starting point is key to determining how successful the GATT has been in bringing down trade barriers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7649 APR 26, 2016

Bown,Chad P.; Irwin,Douglas A. Disclosed

Maldives - Country partnership framework for FY 2016-2019 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 105081 APR 26, 2016

Disclosed

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Appraisal Stage) - Lushan Earthquake Reconstruction and Risk Reduction Project - P153548 (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSA18059 APR 25, 2016

MadhuRaghunath

India - Himachal Pradesh State Roads Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Himachal Pradesh State Roads Project for India is to reduce transport costs and to improve traffic flows on priority segments of the core road network of Himachal Pradesh. ... See More +

Project Paper RES22845 APR 25, 2016

Disclosed

Turkey - Land Registry and Cadastre Modernization Project : additional financing : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 105016 APR 22, 2016

Disclosed

Serbia - Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 104941 APR 22, 2016

Disclosed

Togo - Private Sector Development Support Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 105128 APR 21, 2016

Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic - Strengthening the Chamber of Accounts of the Kyrgyz Republic Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 105011 APR 21, 2016

Disclosed

Armenia - Disease Prevention and Control Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 104932 APR 21, 2016

Disclosed

Armenia - Disease Prevention and Control Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 104931 APR 21, 2016

Disclosed

World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)

This report contains the World Bank Group Boards' calendar for the period of April 2016 to June 2016, specifying the Boards' engagements, such as meetings and briefings. ... See More +

Board Report 104996 APR 21, 2016

Disclosed

Identifying gazelles : expert panels vs. surveys as a means to identify firms with rapid growth potential (English)

A business plan competition is conducted to test whether survey instruments or panel judges are able to identify the fastest growing firms. Participants submitted six- to eight-page business plans and defended them before a three- or four-judge panel. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7647 APR 20, 2016

Fafchamps,Marcel; Woodruff,Christopher M. Disclosed

The World Bank’s risk framework for operations : update on the first year of implementation (English)

This paper provides an update to Management and the Board on the first year of implementation of the World Bank’s new Framework for the Management of Risk in Operations and describes the institutional arrangements and systems introduced to monitor and manage the Framework. ... See More +

Board Report 105090 APR 20, 2016

Disclosed

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How does the sensitivity of consumption to income vary over time? international evidence (English)
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APR 29, 2016 WPS7659 Policy Research Working Paper
Does e-government improve government capacity ? evidence from tax administration and public procurement (English)
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APR 28, 2016 WPS7657 Policy Research Working Paper
Effects of fiscal policy shocks in an open economy : evidence from Canada (English)
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APR 27, 2016 WPS7654 Policy Research Working Paper
Markets and manipulation : time for a paradigm shift ? (English)
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APR 27, 2016 WPS7653 Policy Research Working Paper
Egypt, Arab Republic of - Helwan South Power Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework for Dahshour - Atfeeh and Abu Homous – Nubaria gas pipelines (English)
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APR 27, 2016 SFG2112 Resettlement Plan
The role of training programs for youth employment in Nepal : impact evaluation report on the employment fund (English)
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APR 27, 2016 WPS7656 Policy Research Working Paper
The role of regulation on entry : evidence from the Italian provinces (English)
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APR 26, 2016 WPS7650 Policy Research Working Paper
The GATT's starting point : tariff levels circa 1947 (English)
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APR 26, 2016 WPS7649 Policy Research Working Paper
Maldives - Country partnership framework for FY 2016-2019 : chair summary (English)
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APR 26, 2016 105081 Board Summary
Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Appraisal Stage) - Lushan Earthquake Reconstruction and Risk Reduction Project - P153548 (English)
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APR 25, 2016 ISDSA18059 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
India - Himachal Pradesh State Roads Project : restructuring (English)
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APR 25, 2016 RES22845 Project Paper
Turkey - Land Registry and Cadastre Modernization Project : additional financing : procurement plan (English)
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APR 22, 2016 105016 Procurement Plan
Serbia - Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 22, 2016 104941 Procurement Plan
Togo - Private Sector Development Support Project (English)
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APR 21, 2016 105128 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Kyrgyz Republic - Strengthening the Chamber of Accounts of the Kyrgyz Republic Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 21, 2016 105011 Procurement Plan
Armenia - Disease Prevention and Control Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 21, 2016 104932 Procurement Plan
Armenia - Disease Prevention and Control Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 21, 2016 104931 Procurement Plan
World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)
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APR 21, 2016 104996 Board Report
Identifying gazelles : expert panels vs. surveys as a means to identify firms with rapid growth potential (English)
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APR 20, 2016 WPS7647 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank’s risk framework for operations : update on the first year of implementation (English)
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APR 20, 2016 105090 Board Report