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Does debt relief improve child health ? evidence from cross-country micro data (English)

This paper analyzes the effects of a multilateral debt relief program on child health. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank launched the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative in the late 1990s to reduce the debt burdens of poor countries, and explicitly linked the initiative to the aim of poverty reduction and social targets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7872 OCT 24, 2016

Welander,Anna Carin Charlotte Disclosed

Report to the Board from the Committee on Development Effectiveness : External Review of IEG’s FY17 Work Program and Budget - Findings and Recommendations (English)

The Budget Committee and the Committee on Development Effectiveness (the committees) met to consider the External Review of IEG’s FY17 work program and budget: findings and recommendations. ... See More +

Board Report 109440 OCT 20, 2016

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Does governing law affect bond spreads ? (English)

Controlling for bond and issuer characteristics, bond spreads are expected to be equal across different legal jurisdictions, and differences are expected to disappear through arbitrage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7863 OCT 17, 2016

Ratha,Dilip K.; De,Supriyo; Kurlat,Sergio Andres Disclosed

China - ShiZheng Railway Project (English)

Ratings for the ShiZheng Railway Project for China were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was low or negligible, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3435 OCT 16, 2016

Disclosed

India - Financing Energy Efficiency at MSMEs Project : additional financing (English)

The Development Objective of the Additional Financing for Financing Energy Efficiency at MSMEs Project is to increase demand for energy efficiency investments in target micro, small and medium enterprise clusters and to build their capacity to access commercial finance. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1754 OCT 12, 2016

Disclosed

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 652 : financial statements, accountants' report and administrative budget (English)

On October 7, 2016, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development Board of Governors adopted resolution number six hundred fifty-two. The Board of Governors of the Bank consider the Financial Statements, Accountants’ Report and Administrative Budget, included in the 2016 Annual Report, as fulfilling the requirements of Article V, Section 13, of the Articles of Agreement and of Section 18 of the By-Laws of the Bank. ... See More +

Board Report 108999 OCT 07, 2016

Disclosed

Afghanistan - Financial Sector Rapid Response Project : additional financing (English)

The objective of the Financial Sector Rapid Response Project for Afghanistan is to assist Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) to develop action plans for improved banking supervision and to establish key building blocks of financial sector infrastructure, including payment system, movable collateral registry and public credit registry. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1958 OCT 03, 2016

Disclosed

Bangladesh - Third Local Governance Support Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objective of Third Local Governance Support Project for Bangladesh is to enhance the sustainability of the formula-based Union Parishad (UP) fiscal transfer system, and introduce a fiscal transfer system to selected Pourashavas. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2595 OCT 01, 2016

Chen,Michelle Lisa Disclosed

Perú - Financiamiento de infraestructura y mercado de capitales (Spanish)

El Perú ha sido exitoso en la movilización de capital privado para infraestructura mediante Asociaciones Público Privadas (APPs). Estos proyectos se han centrado principalmente en transporte, electricidad, y agua. ... See More +

Brief 109083 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

Should we fear foreign exchange depreciation? (English)

Moderate and gradual changes of the real exchange rate are beneficial for the economy to help it attain domestic and external equilibrium. They should not be feared. ... See More +

Brief 109374 OCT 01, 2016

Loayza,Norman V.; Mendez Ramos,Fabian Disclosed

Russian Federation - Financial Education and Financial Literacy Project (English)

Procurement Plan 108608 SEP 29, 2016

Disclosed

World Bank annual report 2016 (Vol. 3) : Appendixes (English)

Ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner are the driving missions for the World Bank Group. While the goals are simple to grasp, the efforts it will take to meet them are not. ... See More +

World Bank Annual Report 108682 SEP 28, 2016

Disclosed

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development : information statement for 2016 (English)

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) intends from time to time to issue its notes and bonds with maturities and on terms determined by market conditions at the time of sale. ... See More +

Board Report 108539 SEP 22, 2016

Disclosed

Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and SME Finance Development Policy Loan Project (English)

Program Information Document 109673 SEP 20, 2016

Arabic Disclosed

Human Resources Committee (HRC) : minutes of the meeting held on Monday, September 19, 2016 (English)

Minutes 108486 SEP 19, 2016

Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - Palestinian territories public expenditure review 2013- 2014 : towards enhanced public finance management and improved fiscal sustainability : Public Expenditure Review - Palestinian territories (English)

The difficulty of pursuing a conventional market-oriented development strategy in the Palestinian territories led in the early part of the 2000s to a second-best reliance on public sector employment and wage bill expansion to boost aggregate demand. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS18454 SEP 10, 2016

Niksic,Orhan; Nasser Eddin,Nur Disclosed

World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)

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

Board Report 108202 SEP 08, 2016

Disclosed

How long is the maturity of corporate borrowing ? evidence from bond and loan issuances across markets (English)

This paper studies the extent to which access to domestic and international bond markets and syndicated loan markets and switches across them impact corporate debt maturity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7815 SEP 08, 2016

Cortina Lorente,Juan Jose; Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

Gambia - Integrated Financial Management Information System Project : additional financing (English)

The development objective of Integrated Financial Management Information System Project for The Gambia is to increase the recipient's capacity in public resource management. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1817 SEP 06, 2016

Disclosed

Russian Federation - Housing and Communal Services Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 108155 SEP 06, 2016

Disclosed

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Does debt relief improve child health ? evidence from cross-country micro data (English)
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OCT 24, 2016 WPS7872 Policy Research Working Paper
Report to the Board from the Committee on Development Effectiveness : External Review of IEG’s FY17 Work Program and Budget - Findings and Recommendations (English)
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OCT 20, 2016 109440 Board Report
Does governing law affect bond spreads ? (English)
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OCT 17, 2016 WPS7863 Policy Research Working Paper
China - ShiZheng Railway Project (English)
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OCT 16, 2016 ICR3435 Implementation Completion and Results Report
India - Financing Energy Efficiency at MSMEs Project : additional financing (English)
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OCT 12, 2016 PAD1754 Project Paper
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 652 : financial statements, accountants' report and administrative budget (English)
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OCT 07, 2016 108999 Board Report
Afghanistan - Financial Sector Rapid Response Project : additional financing (English)
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OCT 03, 2016 PAD1958 Project Paper
Bangladesh - Third Local Governance Support Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 SFG2595 Environmental Assessment
Perú - Financiamiento de infraestructura y mercado de capitales (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2016 109083 Brief
Should we fear foreign exchange depreciation? (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109374 Brief
Russian Federation - Financial Education and Financial Literacy Project (English)
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SEP 29, 2016 108608 Procurement Plan
World Bank annual report 2016 (Vol. 3) : Appendixes (English)
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SEP 28, 2016 108682 World Bank Annual Report
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development : information statement for 2016 (English)
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SEP 22, 2016 108539 Board Report
Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and SME Finance Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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SEP 20, 2016 109673 Program Information Document Arabic
Human Resources Committee (HRC) : minutes of the meeting held on Monday, September 19, 2016 (English)
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SEP 19, 2016 108486 Minutes
West Bank and Gaza - Palestinian territories public expenditure review 2013- 2014 : towards enhanced public finance management and improved fiscal sustainability : Public Expenditure Review - Palestinian territories (English)
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SEP 10, 2016 ACS18454 Working Paper
World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)
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SEP 08, 2016 108202 Board Report
How long is the maturity of corporate borrowing ? evidence from bond and loan issuances across markets (English)
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SEP 08, 2016 WPS7815 Policy Research Working Paper
Gambia - Integrated Financial Management Information System Project : additional financing (English)
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SEP 06, 2016 PAD1817 Project Paper
Russian Federation - Housing and Communal Services Project : procurement plan (English)
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SEP 06, 2016 108155 Procurement Plan