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The nature of trade and growth linkages (English)

This paper shows new empirical regularities indicating that the structure of trade connections affects the trade-growth nexus. System generalized method of moments estimations indicate that key structural features associated with the composition of traded products and partners matter for growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8168 AUG 15, 2017

Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Pinat,Magali Disclosed

Logistics competencies, skills, and training : a global overview (English)

Logistics has been a major growth sector in the world economy in terms of levels of activity and expenditure for many decades. In addition to being an important sector in its own right, logistics strongly influences the economic performance of other industries and the countries in which they are located. ... See More +

Publication 118559 AUG 10, 2017

McKinnon, Alan; Flothmann, Christoph; Hoberg, Kai; Wiederer,Christina Katharina; Arvis,Jean Francois Disclosed

Lao PDR - Second Trade Development Facility Project : implementation support mission - 8th - 16th May, 2017 (English)

Aide Memoire 117968 AUG 03, 2017

Hoppe,Mombert Disclosed

A cross-country database of fiscal space (English)

This paper presents a comprehensive cross-country database of fiscal space, broadly defined as the availability of budgetary resources for a government to service its financial obligations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8157 AUG 02, 2017

Kose,Ayhan; Kurlat,Sergio Andres; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Sugawara,Naotaka Disclosed

Arab pension systems : trends, challenges and options for reforms (English)

This report provides an overview of current pension challenges and opportunities formembers of the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF)1. There is an urgent need to address pensionissues in the region to address fiscal, macroeconomic, sustainability, equity and welfarechallenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 118862 AUG 01, 2017

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Debt Management Facility (DMF) news (issue 28) (English)

This Newsletter highlights a summary of the DMF Stakeholders’ Forum includes the following topics: (i) summary of the DMF Forum 2017, Vienna, Austria May 22—23; (ii) background; (iii) global fiscal challenges and their impact on debt management; (iv) challenges and successes in debt management reform; (v) innovations in debt management; (vi) can Africa borrow without sorrow? ... See More +

Newsletter 117879 JUL 28, 2017

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DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletters are as follows: taking stock; major data releases; activity and inflation; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 117841 JUL 21, 2017

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A proximity-based approach to labor mobility in CGE models with an application to Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

The ease with which workers can move between sectors has a strong impact on the effects on labor markets of shocks such as changes in world prices or migration flows. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8151 JUL 20, 2017

Lofgren,Hans; Cicowiez,Martin Disclosed

Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project (Arabic)

This program document for the Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project has four pillars as follows : (i) Pillar A - Improve access to finance for small and young enterprises; (ii) Pillar B - Strengthen capital markets by improving the institutional framework and broadening the range of instruments; (iii) Pillar C - Improve the financial sustainability of the Caisse Marocaine des Retraites; and (iv) Pillar D - Strengthen oversight of the banking sector. ... See More +

Program Document 114404 JUL 19, 2017

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DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletters are as follows: taking stock; major data releases; activity and inflation; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 117840 JUL 14, 2017

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China - Harbin City Cold Weather Smart Public Transportation System Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 117483 JUL 12, 2017

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Arm's-length trade : a source of post-crisis trade weakness (English)

Trade growth has slowed sharply since the global financial crisis. U.S. trade data highlights that arm's-length trade —trade between unaffiliated firms—accounts disproportionately for the overall post-crisis trade slowdown. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8144 JUL 11, 2017

Lakatos,Csilla; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte Disclosed

Pension funds and the impact of switching regulation on long-term investment (English)

This paper looks at the impact of members' ability to switch pension fund provider and /or portfolio on the allocation of pension funds to long-term investments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8143 JUL 11, 2017

Pedraza Morales,Alvaro Enrique; Fuentes,Olga; Searle,Pamela; Stewart,Fiona Elizabeth Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletters are as follows: taking stock; major data releases; activity and inflation; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 117839 JUL 07, 2017

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Pension funds, capital markets, and the power of diversification (English)

The potential for pension funds to contribute to capital markets and thereby economic growth has been argued on a theoretical basis and demonstrated empirically. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8136 JUL 05, 2017

Stewart,Fiona Elizabeth; Despalins,Romain; Remizova,Inna Disclosed

Iraq - Transport Corridors Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management plan (ESMP) for Section R7 Asphalt plant (English)

The development objective of the Transport Corridors Project for Iraq is to improve road transport connectivity and safety on selected road sections along Expressway 1 and the North-South transport corridor in Iraq. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3532 JUL 01, 2017

Jabbour,Jocelyne Disclosed

DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: monthly highlights; special focus; recent publications of prospects group; recent World Bank working papers; recent World Bank reports; table A: major data releases; table B: activity and inflation; table C: trade and finance; table D: financial markets; and table E: commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 117835 JUL 01, 2017

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Social citizenship for older persons? : measuring the social quality of social pensions in the global south and explaining their spread (English)

Social pensions - non-contributory provisions for old age, mostly means-tested—have mushroomed in the global South since the 1990s, and have also been advocated by international organizations. ... See More +

Working Paper 117953 JUL 01, 2017

Böger,Tobias; Leisering,Lutz Disclosed

Good practice note – IFC life and fire safety : hotels (English)

Hotels are residential occupancies that are primarily transient in nature. The presence of sleeping occupants should be central to the provisions taken on life and fire safety, because occupants who are asleep will be unaware of a developing fire and, when awakened and alerted to the emergency, might be somewhat confused. ... See More +

Working Paper 118744 JUL 01, 2017

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Statement of loans for June 2017 : Europe and Central Asia (English)

Working Paper 117439 JUN 30, 2017

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The nature of trade and growth linkages (English)
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AUG 15, 2017 WPS8168 Policy Research Working Paper
Logistics competencies, skills, and training : a global overview (English)
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AUG 10, 2017 118559 Publication
Lao PDR - Second Trade Development Facility Project : implementation support mission - 8th - 16th May, 2017 (English)
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AUG 03, 2017 117968 Aide Memoire
A cross-country database of fiscal space (English)
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AUG 02, 2017 WPS8157 Policy Research Working Paper
Arab pension systems : trends, challenges and options for reforms (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 118862 Working Paper
Debt Management Facility (DMF) news (issue 28) (English)
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JUL 28, 2017 117879 Newsletter
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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JUL 21, 2017 117841 Newsletter
A proximity-based approach to labor mobility in CGE models with an application to Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUL 20, 2017 WPS8151 Policy Research Working Paper
Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project (Arabic)
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JUL 19, 2017 114404 Program Document
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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JUL 14, 2017 117840 Newsletter
China - Harbin City Cold Weather Smart Public Transportation System Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUL 12, 2017 117483 Procurement Plan
Arm's-length trade : a source of post-crisis trade weakness (English)
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JUL 11, 2017 WPS8144 Policy Research Working Paper
Pension funds and the impact of switching regulation on long-term investment (English)
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JUL 11, 2017 WPS8143 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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JUL 07, 2017 117839 Newsletter
Pension funds, capital markets, and the power of diversification (English)
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JUL 05, 2017 WPS8136 Policy Research Working Paper
Iraq - Transport Corridors Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management plan (ESMP) for Section R7 Asphalt plant (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 SFG3532 Environmental Assessment
DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117835 Newsletter
Social citizenship for older persons? : measuring the social quality of social pensions in the global south and explaining their spread (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117953 Working Paper
Good practice note – IFC life and fire safety : hotels (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 118744 Working Paper
Statement of loans for June 2017 : Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 117439 Working Paper