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Can This Time Be Different ? Policy Options in Times of Rising Debt (English)

Episodes of debt accumulation have been a recurrent feature of the global economy over the past fifty years. Since 2010, emerging and developing economies have experienced another wave of historically large and rapid debt accumulation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9178 MAR 10, 2020

Kose,Ayhan; Nagle,Peter Stephen Oliver; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Sugawara,Naotaka Disclosed

Benefits and Costs of Debt : The Dose Makes the Poison (English)

Government debt has risen substantially in emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) since the global financial crisis. The current environment of low global interest rates and weak growth may appear to mitigate concerns about elevated debt levels. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9166 FEB 27, 2020

Kose,Ayhan; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Sugawara,Naotaka Disclosed

Firms Far Up : Productivity, Agglomeration, and High-Growth Firms in Ethiopia (English)

High-growth firms have been widely studied in advanced countries, but little is known about such stellar performers in Africa. Using establishment-level data from Ethiopia, this paper finds that the incidence of high-growth firms stands at an average of 7 percent, a figure comparable to that of advanced countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9099 DEC 30, 2019

Grover,Arti Goswami Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Public Expenditure and Fiscal Risk Management DPF-DDO - P154981 - Sequence No : 02 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR39206 NOV 21, 2019

Lane,Tracey M. Disclosed

Statement by Lim Guan Eng at the 100th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 19, 2019 (English)

Board Report 143081 OCT 19, 2019

Disclosed

Innovative China : New Drivers of Growth (English)

After more than three decades of average annual growth close to 10 percent, China's economy is transitioning to a 'new normal' of slower but more balanced and sustainable growth. ... See More +

Publication 141852 SEP 16, 2019

Disclosed

Fiscal Rules for the Western Balkans (English)

Policy toward fiscal rules is an important issue in the countries of the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8990 AUG 20, 2019

Kikoni,Edith; Madzarevic-Sujster,Sanja; Irwin,Tim; Jooste,Charl Disclosed

Industrialization on a Knife's Edge : Productivity, Labor Costs and the Rise of Manufacturing in Ethiopia (English)

The latest push for industrialization in Ethiopia has attracted much academic and public interest. This paper assesses Ethiopia's competitiveness and attractiveness as an investment destination by comparing domestic productivity and input costs to a sample of manufacturing exporting countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8980 AUG 13, 2019

Caria,Stefano Disclosed

Why Some Countries Can Escape the Fiscal Pro-Cyclicality Trap and Others Cannot ? (English)

This paper analyzes the procyclicality of fiscal policy on the tax and spending sides in a sample of 116 developing countries between 2000 and 2016. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8963 AUG 06, 2019

Herrera Aguilera,Santiago; Kouame,Wilfried Anicet Kouakou; Mandon,Pierre Jean-Claude Disclosed

On Promoting Fiscal Discipline : The Role of Exchange Rate Regimes, Fiscal Rules and Institutions (English)

This paper examines how fiscal rules, exchange rate regimes, and institutional quality affect the cyclical behavior of fiscal policy (how government spending responds to fluctuations in gross domestic product). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8964 AUG 06, 2019

Keita,Kady Synthia; Turcu,Camelia Disclosed

Papua New Guinea - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P101578- PNG Energy Sector Development Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP22698 JUL 22, 2019

Mauri Arua Disclosed

Papua New Guinea - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P101578- PNG Energy Sector Development Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP20988 MAY 23, 2019

Jairus Kako Disclosed

Papua New Guinea - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P101578- PNG Energy Sector Development Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP20653 MAY 14, 2019

Jairus Kako Disclosed

Why Do Fiscal Multipliers Depend on Fiscal Positions? (English)

The fiscal position can affect fiscal multipliers through two channels. Through the Ricardian channel, households reduce consumption in anticipation of future fiscal adjustments when fiscal stimulus is implemented from a weak fiscal position. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8784 MAR 20, 2019

Huidrom,Raju; Kose,Ayhan; Lim,Jamus Jerome; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte Disclosed

Papua New Guinea - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P101578- PNG Energy Sector Development Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP17281 FEB 13, 2019

Nime Siria Disclosed

Fiscal Rules for the Western Balkans : Wester Balkans Fiscal Rules Overview Paper (English)

Fiscal rules have become an important subject of policy debate in the Western Balkans. The risein public debt during the global financial crisis focused attention on strategies for restoring sound public finances, while plans to join the European Union (EU) mean that the countries will need to be in a position to adopt and comply with the EU’s fiscal rules. ... See More +

Report 140003 JAN 01, 2019

Andronova Vincelette,Gallina; Van Gelder,Linda Disclosed

Fiscal Space : Concept, Measurement, and Policy Implications (English)

Effective fiscal policy depends on the amount of budget resources available to raise spending or lower taxes without jeopardizing fiscal sustainability. ... See More +

Brief 132195 NOV 01, 2018

Kose,Ayhan; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Sugawara,Naotaka Disclosed

Papua New Guinea - First Economic and Fiscal Resilience Development Policy Operation : Chair Summary (English)

Board Summary 131466 OCT 25, 2018

Disclosed

Statement by the Hon. Subhash Chandra Garg, Governor for India at the 2018 Annual Meetings : Governor's Statement No. 22 (English)

Governor's Statement OCT 12, 2018

Garg,Subhash Chandra Disclosed

Nepal - Country partnership framework for the period of FY 19-23 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 129384 AUG 07, 2018

Disclosed

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Can This Time Be Different ? Policy Options in Times of Rising Debt (English)
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MAR 10, 2020 WPS9178 Policy Research Working Paper
Benefits and Costs of Debt : The Dose Makes the Poison (English)
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FEB 27, 2020 WPS9166 Policy Research Working Paper
Firms Far Up : Productivity, Agglomeration, and High-Growth Firms in Ethiopia (English)
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DEC 30, 2019 WPS9099 Policy Research Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Public Expenditure and Fiscal Risk Management DPF-DDO - P154981 - Sequence No : 02 (English)
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NOV 21, 2019 ISR39206 Implementation Status and Results Report
Statement by Lim Guan Eng at the 100th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 19, 2019 (English)
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OCT 19, 2019 143081 Board Report
Innovative China : New Drivers of Growth (English)
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SEP 16, 2019 141852 Publication
Fiscal Rules for the Western Balkans (English)
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AUG 20, 2019 WPS8990 Policy Research Working Paper
Industrialization on a Knife's Edge : Productivity, Labor Costs and the Rise of Manufacturing in Ethiopia (English)
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AUG 13, 2019 WPS8980 Policy Research Working Paper
Why Some Countries Can Escape the Fiscal Pro-Cyclicality Trap and Others Cannot ? (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 WPS8963 Policy Research Working Paper
On Promoting Fiscal Discipline : The Role of Exchange Rate Regimes, Fiscal Rules and Institutions (English)
See More +
AUG 06, 2019 WPS8964 Policy Research Working Paper
Papua New Guinea - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P101578- PNG Energy Sector Development Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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JUL 22, 2019 STEP22698 Procurement Plan
Papua New Guinea - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P101578- PNG Energy Sector Development Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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MAY 23, 2019 STEP20988 Procurement Plan
Papua New Guinea - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P101578- PNG Energy Sector Development Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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MAY 14, 2019 STEP20653 Procurement Plan
Why Do Fiscal Multipliers Depend on Fiscal Positions? (English)
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MAR 20, 2019 WPS8784 Policy Research Working Paper
Papua New Guinea - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P101578- PNG Energy Sector Development Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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FEB 13, 2019 STEP17281 Procurement Plan
Fiscal Rules for the Western Balkans : Wester Balkans Fiscal Rules Overview Paper (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 140003 Report
Fiscal Space : Concept, Measurement, and Policy Implications (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132195 Brief
Papua New Guinea - First Economic and Fiscal Resilience Development Policy Operation : Chair Summary (English)
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OCT 25, 2018 131466 Board Summary
Statement by the Hon. Subhash Chandra Garg, Governor for India at the 2018 Annual Meetings : Governor's Statement No. 22 (English)
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OCT 12, 2018 Governor's Statement
Nepal - Country partnership framework for the period of FY 19-23 : chair summary (English)
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AUG 07, 2018 129384 Board Summary