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Sahel Refugees : human face of a regional crisis (English)

The present volume is devoted to sounding the alarm about one of the most dramatic faces of the regional crisis: the refugees in the Sahel, with a special focus on Chad and Niger. ... See More +

Working Paper 120410 OCT 12, 2017

López-Calix, José; Lemiere,Christophe; Rogy,Michel; Jourdan,Emilie Sandrine Celine; Niebuhr, Mona Louise; Hoogeveen,Johannes G.; Razafimandimby,Luc; Sanoh,Aly; Béguy, Olivier; Zafar,Ali; Batana,Yele Maweki; Kitzmuller,Markus; Mijiyawa,Abdoul Ganiou; Nshimiyimana,Marcel; Touqeer,Irum; Sanchez,Susana M.; Skrok,Emilia; Moller,Lars Christian; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Zampaglione,Giuseppe; Migraine,Jean Baptiste; Walbani,Boubacar Sidiki; Ridolfi,Paola; Hamaide,Michael; Nankobogo,Francois; Bakayoko,Siaka; Radji,Rachidi B. Disclosed

Philippines - Lessons learned from Yolanda : an assessment of the post-Yolanda shortand medium-term recovery and rehabilitation interventions of the Government (English)

The Philippines is increasingly exposed and vulnerable to natural hazards, which undermines poverty reduction and long-term growth. Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), which struck the Philippines in 2013, is considered the strongest typhoo ... See More +

Policy Note 120393 OCT 11, 2017

000486615:Lesley Jeanne Yu Cordero:lcordero@worl; dbank.org;000425592:Mari Anne DL. Trillana:mtril; lana@worldbank.org; Disclosed

The economics of tobacco taxation and employment in Indonesia (English)

The objective of this report is to analyze the recent employment trends in the Indonesian tobacco industry and estimate the potential effects of raising cigarette taxes on employment in the tobacco manufacturing sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 120352 OCT 10, 2017

Sahadewo,Gumilang Aryo; Iglesias,Roberto Magno; Araujo,Edson Correia; Nargis,Nigar; Harimurti,Pandu; Drope,Jeffrey; Li,Qing; Durazo,Josefine; Witoelar,Firman; Sikoki,Bondan Supraptilah Disclosed

Municipal pooled financing of infrastructure in the United States : experience and lessons (English)

Despite a world awash with liquidity, large infrastructure supply gaps exist across developing and emerging markets. Infrastructure has been largely decentralized to subnational governments in many countries, and many policymakers are keenly interested in developing subnational bond markets to give subnational governments access to private financing for infrastructure. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8212 OCT 09, 2017

Liu,Lili; De Angelis,Michael A.; Torbert,Sally M. Disclosed

The economics of tobacco farming in Indonesia (English)

This report aims to contribute to the policy debate over the reform of the Indonesian tobacco excise tax system by reporting results of a nationally representative survey of and focus group discussion with smallholder tobacco farmers that examine their livelihoods and how tobacco tax reform may affect these households. ... See More +

Working Paper 120307 OCT 06, 2017

Drope,Jeffrey; Li,Qing; Araujo,Edson Correia; Harimurti,Pandu; Sahadewo,Gumilang Aryo; Nargis,Nigar; Durazo,Josefine; Witoelar,Firman; Sikoki,Bondan Supraptilah Disclosed

IDA country allocations for FY17 (English)

The IDA16 replenishment arrangements provide that IDA country allocations be made available for information to IDA’s Executive Directors and disclosed on the IDA’s external website at the end of each fiscal year of the IDA16 implementation period. ... See More +

Board Report 120455 OCT 04, 2017

Disclosed

Oil discovery and macroeconomic management : the recent Ghanaian experience (English)

This paper analyses the evolution of fiscal and monetary variables in Ghana, from the discovery of oil in 2007 through to 2014. It documents the deterioration of fiscal and monetary discipline over this period, which resulted in a rebound of debt, a deterioration of the external balance, and a decrease in public investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8209 OCT 03, 2017

Bawumia,Mahamudu; Halland,Havard Disclosed

East Asia and Pacific - Economic update, October 2017: Balancing act (English)

Developing East Asia and the Pacific has continued to perform well in the first half of 2017. The region grew more rapidly than almost all other developing regions. ... See More +

Publication 120158 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Sri Lanka - country snapshot (English)

Sri Lanka's economic performance remained broadly satisfactory in 2016 and early 2017 although recent floods and droughts adversely affected macroeconomic performance. ... See More +

Working Paper 120478 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (English)

Afghanistan's biggest economic challenge is finding sustainable sources of growth. To date, the World Bank has committed more than $3.73 billion for development projects. ... See More +

Newsletter 120366 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Regressive or progressive? : the effect of tobacco taxes in Ukraine (English)

Tobacco taxes are usually considered regressive as the poorest individuals allocate larger shares of their budget towards the purchase of tobacco related products. ... See More +

Working Paper 120205 SEP 27, 2017

Fuchs,Alan; Meneses,Francisco Jalles Disclosed

The distributional impact of taxes and social spending in Croatia (English)

This paper describes the impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty, and examines recent policy changes and whether there is room for an increased role for fiscal policy in improving the well-being of the poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8203 SEP 21, 2017

Inchauste Comboni,Maria Gabriela; Rubil,Ivica Disclosed

Kazakhstan - Tax Administration Reform Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Tax Administration Reform Project is to reform and strengthen the tax administration to improve the level of voluntary compliance, enhance effectiveness to fight tax evasion, increase administrative efficiency, and reduce the potential for corruption. ... See More +

Project Paper RES29270 SEP 07, 2017

Burunciuc,Lilia Disclosed

When is the government transfer multiplier large ? (English)

Transfers to individuals were a larger part of the 2009 U.S. stimulus package than government purchases. Using a two-agent New Keynesian model, this paper shows analytically that the multiplier on targeted transfers to financially constrained households is (i) larger than the purchase multiplier if the zero lower bound (ZLB) binds, and (ii) is more sensitive to the degree of monetary accommodation of inflation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8184 SEP 06, 2017

Giambattista,Eric; Pennings,Steven Michael Disclosed

Philippines monthly economic developments : September 2017 (English)

The Philippines Stock Exchange index (PSEi) slightly weakened in August. The PSEi contracted by 0.7 percent month-on month, closing at 7,958 in August which was largely the result of seasonal factors. ... See More +

Newsletter 119767 SEP 01, 2017

Disclosed

Philippines - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY15 - FY19 (English)

The context for WBG partnership with the Philippines has evolved since the launch of the CPS in 2014, driven by several key factors. First, the election of President Rodrigo Duterte in 2016 marked an important political transition. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 117771 AUG 31, 2017

Disclosed

The platform for collaboration on tax : Borrador de consulta : Guía práctica sobre los impuestos a las transferencias indirectas transnacionales (Spanish)

The report outlines two main approaches for enforcing of taxation of OITs by the country in which the asset is located—provisions for which require careful drafting. ... See More +

Working Paper 117797 AUG 31, 2017

French, English Disclosed

Statement of loans for August 2017 : Latin America and Caribbean (English)

Working Paper 119799 AUG 31, 2017

Disclosed

The distributional impact of taxes and transfers : evidence from eight low- and middle-income countries (English)

In addition to its impact on economic growth and macroeconomic stability, fiscal policy affects the distribution of income across households and individuals through the use of taxes and expenditures. ... See More +

Publication 119229 AUG 24, 2017

Inchauste Comboni,Maria Gabriela; Lustig,Nora-451471; Younger,Stephen D.; Khachatryan,Artsvi; Hill,Ruth; Tsehaye,Eyasu; Kahsay,Tassew Woldehanna; Cancho,Cesar A.; Bondarenko,Elena; Jellema,Jon Robbert; Wai-Poi,Matthew Grant; Afkar,Rythia; Alam,Shamma Adeeb; Serajuddin,Umar; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Matytsin,Mikhail; Popova,Daria; Maboshe,Mashekwa; Purfield,Catriona Mary; Woolard,Ingrid Denise; Arunatilake,Nisha Kanthimathie Disclosed

Mexico - Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous People and Local Communities Project (English)

The development objective of the Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM) for Indigenous People and Local Communities (IPLC) Project for Mexico is to strengthen the capacity of forest-dependent people from selected states to participate in local, national, and international reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) related processes. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1975 AUG 23, 2017

Disclosed

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Sahel Refugees : human face of a regional crisis (English)
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OCT 12, 2017 120410 Working Paper
Philippines - Lessons learned from Yolanda : an assessment of the post-Yolanda shortand medium-term recovery and rehabilitation interventions of the Government (English)
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OCT 11, 2017 120393 Policy Note
The economics of tobacco taxation and employment in Indonesia (English)
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OCT 10, 2017 120352 Working Paper
Municipal pooled financing of infrastructure in the United States : experience and lessons (English)
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OCT 09, 2017 WPS8212 Policy Research Working Paper
The economics of tobacco farming in Indonesia (English)
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OCT 06, 2017 120307 Working Paper
IDA country allocations for FY17 (English)
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OCT 04, 2017 120455 Board Report
Oil discovery and macroeconomic management : the recent Ghanaian experience (English)
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OCT 03, 2017 WPS8209 Policy Research Working Paper
East Asia and Pacific - Economic update, October 2017: Balancing act (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120158 Publication
Sri Lanka - country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120478 Working Paper
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120366 Newsletter
Regressive or progressive? : the effect of tobacco taxes in Ukraine (English)
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SEP 27, 2017 120205 Working Paper
The distributional impact of taxes and social spending in Croatia (English)
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SEP 21, 2017 WPS8203 Policy Research Working Paper
Kazakhstan - Tax Administration Reform Project : restructuring (English)
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SEP 07, 2017 RES29270 Project Paper
When is the government transfer multiplier large ? (English)
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SEP 06, 2017 WPS8184 Policy Research Working Paper
Philippines monthly economic developments : September 2017 (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 119767 Newsletter
Philippines - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY15 - FY19 (English)
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AUG 31, 2017 117771 Country Assistance Strategy Document
The platform for collaboration on tax : Borrador de consulta : Guía práctica sobre los impuestos a las transferencias indirectas transnacionales (Spanish)
See More +
AUG 31, 2017 117797 Working Paper French, English
Statement of loans for August 2017 : Latin America and Caribbean (English)
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AUG 31, 2017 119799 Working Paper
The distributional impact of taxes and transfers : evidence from eight low- and middle-income countries (English)
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AUG 24, 2017 119229 Publication
Mexico - Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous People and Local Communities Project (English)
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AUG 23, 2017 PAD1975 Project Appraisal Document