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Using probabilistic models to appraise and decide on sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance (English)

This paper presents an overview of the structure of probabilistic catastrophe risk models, discusses their importance for appraising sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance instruments and strategy, and puts forward a model and a process for improving decision making on the linked disaster risk management strategy and sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance strategy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7358 JUL 02, 2015

Ley-Borrás,Roberto; Fox,Benjamin Daniel

Quantifying through ex post assessments the micro-level impacts of sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance programs (English)

Uninsured natural disasters can have devastating effects on human welfare and economic growth, particularly in developing countries where large segments of the population are in poverty and government resources and capacity to assist in relief, recovery, and reconstruction are limited. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7356 JUL 02, 2015

De Janvry,Alain F.

Public expenditure following disasters (English)

This paper focuses on the impact of disasters on public expenditures, and how this impact might be valued. The impact may involve changes in the composition of spending, concurrently and over time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7355 JUL 02, 2015

Bevan,David L.; Cook,Samantha Jane

Pyramid capitalism : political connections, regulation, and firm productivity in Egypt (English)

This paper uses an original database of 469 politically connected firms under the Mubarak regime in Egypt to explore the economic effects of close state-business relations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7354 JUL 02, 2015

Diwan,Ishac; Keefer,Philip E.; Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias

Capital market financing, firm growth, and firm size distribution (English)

How many and which firms issue equity and bonds in domestic and international markets, how do these firms grow relative to non-issuing firms, and how does firm performance vary along the firm size distribution? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7353 JUL 02, 2015

Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Levine,Ross Eric; Schmukler,Sergio L.

Tanzania economic update : why should Tanzanians pay taxes? The unavoidable need to finance economic development (English)

This seventh economic update goes to the heart of one of the main challenges faced by Tanzania: how can the country finance its development? This is a fundamental question when aid is coming down as a proportion of a growing GDP, and as access to financial markets remains limited. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 97720 JUL 01, 2015

Kajange,Justina

Executive Directors’ strategic engagements work program (undated) (July 2015) (English)

This Executive Directors strategic engagements work program covers FY16 Q1 and Q2, and updated reports and other documents to be circulated for information. ... See More +

Board Report 97891 JUL 01, 2015

Hybrid issuance regimes for corporate bonds in emerging market countries : analysis, impact and policy choices (English)

Securities regulators in many developing countries are looking for ways to help grow their nongovernment bond markets to finance development. A common challenge is onerous regulations for issuance of bonds, which tend to discourage companies from coming to market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7351 JUN 30, 2015

Loladze,Tamar

Morocco : mind the gap - empowering women for a more open, inclusive and prosperous society (English)

Morocco saw significant progress in terms economic, social and human development outcomes during the past decade. Women, as men, benefitted from such progress and increased access to services. ... See More +

Country Gender Assessment (CGA) 97778 JUN 30, 2015

Angola - First Fiscal Management Development Policy Financing Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 97880 JUN 30, 2015

Philippines - Enhancing the Income and Asset Declaration System : P144176 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR18762 JUN 29, 2015

0000A8056

Niger - Niger - GPE - Support to Quality Education Project : P132405 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19121 JUN 29, 2015

0000A8056

Brazil - Eletrobras Distribution Rehabilitation Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Eletrobras Distribution Rehabilitation Project for Brazil is to improve the quality of electricity service provided by the Eletrobras-managed distribution companies to the population in the States of Acre, Alagoas, Amazonas, Piaui, Rondonia and the City of Boa Vista, as a means to improve the quality of life and foster economic growth. ... See More +

Project Paper RES18793 JUN 29, 2015

De Gouvello,Christophe

Brazil - Rio Grande do Sul SWAp : P120830 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 06 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19925 JUN 29, 2015

0000A8056

Lebanon - Lebanon Fiscal Management Reform 2 : P133226 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19629 JUN 29, 2015

0000A8056

Jordan - Jordan Second Programmatic DPL : P125483 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR14411 JUN 27, 2015

0000A8056

Rate of return regulation and emission permits trading under uncertainty (English)

This paper analyzes the dynamic effects of rate-of-return regulation on firms’ emissions compliance behavior when the price of emissions permits is uncertain. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7343 JUN 26, 2015

Zhang,Fan; Huang,Tao

Public-private partnerships : promise and hype (English)

This paper provides perspectives on patterns of public-private partnerships in infrastructure across time and space. Public-private partnerships are a new term for old concepts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7340 JUN 26, 2015

Klein,Michael

India - Rampur Hydropower Project (English)

Ratings for the Rampur Hydropower Project for India 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 moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3326 JUN 25, 2015

Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia : Réseaux politiques et fraude douanière : Données tirées de l’expérience tunisienne (French)

Are politically connected firms more likely to evade taxes? This paper presents evidence suggesting firms owned by President Ben Ali and his family were more prone to evade import tariffs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7336 JUN 25, 2015

Rijkers,Bob; Baghdadi,Leila; Raballand,Gael J. R. F. English

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Using probabilistic models to appraise and decide on sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7358 Policy Research Working Paper
Quantifying through ex post assessments the micro-level impacts of sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance programs (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7356 Policy Research Working Paper
Public expenditure following disasters (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7355 Policy Research Working Paper
Pyramid capitalism : political connections, regulation, and firm productivity in Egypt (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7354 Policy Research Working Paper
Capital market financing, firm growth, and firm size distribution (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7353 Policy Research Working Paper
Tanzania economic update : why should Tanzanians pay taxes? The unavoidable need to finance economic development (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 97720 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Executive Directors’ strategic engagements work program (undated) (July 2015) (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 97891 Board Report
Hybrid issuance regimes for corporate bonds in emerging market countries : analysis, impact and policy choices (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7351 Policy Research Working Paper
Morocco : mind the gap - empowering women for a more open, inclusive and prosperous society (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 97778 Country Gender Assessment (CGA)
Angola - First Fiscal Management Development Policy Financing Project : chair summary (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 97880 Board Summary
Philippines - Enhancing the Income and Asset Declaration System : P144176 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR18762 Implementation Status and Results Report
Niger - Niger - GPE - Support to Quality Education Project : P132405 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR19121 Implementation Status and Results Report
Brazil - Eletrobras Distribution Rehabilitation Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 RES18793 Project Paper
Brazil - Rio Grande do Sul SWAp : P120830 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 06 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR19925 Implementation Status and Results Report
Lebanon - Lebanon Fiscal Management Reform 2 : P133226 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR19629 Implementation Status and Results Report
Jordan - Jordan Second Programmatic DPL : P125483 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)
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JUN 27, 2015 ISR14411 Implementation Status and Results Report
Rate of return regulation and emission permits trading under uncertainty (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 WPS7343 Policy Research Working Paper
Public-private partnerships : promise and hype (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 WPS7340 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Rampur Hydropower Project (English)
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JUN 25, 2015 ICR3326 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia : Réseaux politiques et fraude douanière : Données tirées de l’expérience tunisienne (French)
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JUN 25, 2015 WPS7336 Policy Research Working Paper English