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Fossil fuel subsidies : approaches and valuation (English)

Numbers ranging from half a trillion to two trillion dollars have been cited in recent years for global subsidies for fossil fuels. How are these figures calculated and why are they so different? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7220 MAR 23, 2015

Kojima,Masami; Koplow,Doug

Income shocks and conflict : evidence from Nigeria (English)

This paper extends the micro evidence on the impact of income shocks on civil conflict using data across Nigerian states over the past decade. The paper uses an innovative empirical strategy matching household survey, oil production, and domestic and international price data to capture three separate channels linking income changes to conflict. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7213 MAR 11, 2015

Abidoye,Babatunde Oluwakayode; Cali,Massimiliano

Morocco - Accessing Overseas Employment Opportunities for Moroccan Youth Project (English)

Project Information Document 95069 MAR 11, 2015

How should donors respond to resource windfalls in poor countries? (English)

Natural resources are being discovered in more countries, both rich and poor. Many of the new and aspiring resource exporters are low-income countries that are still receiving substantial levels of foreign aid. ... See More +

Brief 95263 MAR 01, 2015

Dobronogov, Anton; Gelb, Alan; Saldanha, Fernando Brant

Maize price volatility : does market remoteness matter ? (English)

This paper addresses the role of market remoteness in explaining maize price volatility in Burkina Faso. A model of price formation is introduced to demonstrate formally that transport costs between urban and rural markets exacerbate maize price volatility. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7202 FEB 25, 2015

Moctar,Ndiaye; d’Hôtel Elodie,Maitre; Tristan,Le Cotty

Risk and finance in the coffee sector : a compendium of case studies related to improving risk management and access to finance in the coffee sector (English)

Millions of coffee farmers and coffee trading enterprises lack sufficient credit. This is partly due to myriad challenges and considerable costs that formal lending institutions face serving rural, often isolated markets. ... See More +

Working Paper 93923 FEB 02, 2015

Parizat,Roy; Van Hilten,Hein Jan; Tressler,Erin Genevieve; Wheeler, Michael; Nsibirwa,Robert Waggwa; Morahan,Rebecca; Modelo Ruiz,Josep Manel; De Smet,Jan; Pineda Pinto,David Fernando

MENA quarterly economic brief : plunging oil prices (English)

In the three months since most observers, including the World Bank, issued their last forecasts, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region has changed substantially. ... See More +

Brief 94037 FEB 01, 2015

Mottaghi, Lili

Promoting competition in mobile payments : the role of USSD (English)

Mobile network operators (MNOs) such as Safaricom in Kenya; Vodacom, Tigo, and Airtel in Tanzania; and Econet in Zimbabwe are collectively underscoring the importance and potential of MNO-led business models to advance financial inclusion. ... See More +

Brief 95201 FEB 01, 2015

Hanouch, Michel; Chen, Gregory

Understanding costs and sustainability of sharia-compliant microfinance products (English)

While Islamic finance is a growing industry with more than 1,000 Islamic finance institutions and combined assets in excess of $1.3 trillion (Reuters 2013), the development of sharia-compliant microfinance has been much less prolific. ... See More +

Brief 95213 FEB 01, 2015

El-Zoghbi, Mayada; Alvarez, Kaylene

Promoting competition in mobile payments : the role of USSD : Promouvoir la competition dans les services de paiement par telephone mobile : le role de la technologie USSD (French)

Mobile network operators (MNOs) such as Safaricom in Kenya; Vodacom, Tigo, and Airtel in Tanzania; and Econet in Zimbabwe are collectively underscoring the importance and potential of MNO-led business models to advance financial inclusion. ... See More +

Brief 95201 FEB 01, 2015

Hanouch, Michel; Chen, Gregory

Promoting competition in mobile payments : the role of USSD : La importancia del USSD en la promocion de la competencia en los pagos por movil (Spanish)

Mobile network operators (MNOs) such as Safaricom in Kenya; Vodacom, Tigo, and Airtel in Tanzania; and Econet in Zimbabwe are collectively underscoring the importance and potential of MNO-led business models to advance financial inclusion. ... See More +

Brief 95201 FEB 01, 2015

Hanouch, Michel; Chen, Gregory

IBRD lending rates and spreads applicable : January 1, 2015 (English)

IBRD offers various financial products to meet the financing and risk management needs of development programs. Semi-annually, IBRD provides an update of the lending rates and spreads applicable to its financing products as set out in the terms of each product. ... See More +

Brief 94197 JAN 27, 2015

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Concept Stage) - Burkina Faso Sahel Growth Pole - P146571 (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSC11757 JAN 16, 2015

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Philippine economic update : making growth work for the poor (English)

In the third quarter of 2014 (Q3), the Philippine economy expanded by 5.3 percent its slowest pace in 11 quarters. Growth slowed down due to the contraction of government spending on the demand side and agricultural production on the supply side. ... See More +

Working Paper 93530 JAN 16, 2015

More than copper: toward the diversification and stabilization of Zambian exports (English)

This paper analyzes Zambian export patterns using a new transaction-level trade data set for the period 1999-2011. The data show that, in international comparison, Zambian exports are exceptionally concentrated (on mining products). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7151 JAN 01, 2015

Brulhart, Marius; Dihel, Nora; Kukenova, Madina

The rise of China and labor market adjustments in Latin America (English)

This paper assesses the impact of the rise of China on the trade of Latin American and Caribbean economies. The study proposes an index to measure the impact on trade, which suggests sizable effects, especially in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Honduras, Mexico, and Paraguay. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7155 JAN 01, 2015

Artuc, Erhan; Lederman, Daniel; Rojas, Diego

Firm heterogeneity and costly trade: a new estimation strategy and policy experiments (English)

This paper builds a tractable partial equilibrium model to help explain the role of trade preferences given to developing countries, as well as the efficacy of various subsidy policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7156 JAN 01, 2015

Cherkashin, Ivan; Demidova, Svetlana; Kee, Hiau Looi; Krishna, Kala

Survival is for the fittest: export survival patterns in Georgia (English)

This paper analyzes the determinants of export flow survival in Georgia. The paper uses a unique Georgian firm-level data set, in which firms' characteristics and output dynamics are matched with their customs' export transactions, for the period 2006-12. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7161 JAN 01, 2015

Martuscelli, Antonio; Varela, Gonzalo

SME exchanges in emerging market economies : a stocktaking of development practices (English)

In recent years, many emerging market countries have developed or are in the process of developing SME Exchanges to provide financing to SMEs, but few have succeeded. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7160 JAN 01, 2015

Harwood, Alison; Konidaris, Tanya

Commodity markets outlook, January 2015 (English)

This quarterly publication includes a detailed market analysis of most primary commodities with a focus on oil prices. Broad-based commodity price declines occurred in the second half of 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 93835 JAN 01, 2015

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Fossil fuel subsidies : approaches and valuation (English)
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MAR 23, 2015 WPS7220 Policy Research Working Paper
Income shocks and conflict : evidence from Nigeria (English)
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MAR 11, 2015 WPS7213 Policy Research Working Paper
Morocco - Accessing Overseas Employment Opportunities for Moroccan Youth Project (English)
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MAR 11, 2015 95069 Project Information Document
How should donors respond to resource windfalls in poor countries? (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95263 Brief
Maize price volatility : does market remoteness matter ? (English)
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FEB 25, 2015 WPS7202 Policy Research Working Paper
Risk and finance in the coffee sector : a compendium of case studies related to improving risk management and access to finance in the coffee sector (English)
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FEB 02, 2015 93923 Working Paper
MENA quarterly economic brief : plunging oil prices (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94037 Brief
Promoting competition in mobile payments : the role of USSD (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 95201 Brief
Understanding costs and sustainability of sharia-compliant microfinance products (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 95213 Brief
Promoting competition in mobile payments : the role of USSD : Promouvoir la competition dans les services de paiement par telephone mobile : le role de la technologie USSD (French)
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FEB 01, 2015 95201 Brief
Promoting competition in mobile payments : the role of USSD : La importancia del USSD en la promocion de la competencia en los pagos por movil (Spanish)
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FEB 01, 2015 95201 Brief
IBRD lending rates and spreads applicable : January 1, 2015 (English)
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JAN 27, 2015 94197 Brief
Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Concept Stage) - Burkina Faso Sahel Growth Pole - P146571 (English)
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JAN 16, 2015 ISDSC11757 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Philippine economic update : making growth work for the poor (English)
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JAN 16, 2015 93530 Working Paper
More than copper: toward the diversification and stabilization of Zambian exports (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7151 Policy Research Working Paper
The rise of China and labor market adjustments in Latin America (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2015 WPS7155 Policy Research Working Paper
Firm heterogeneity and costly trade: a new estimation strategy and policy experiments (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2015 WPS7156 Policy Research Working Paper
Survival is for the fittest: export survival patterns in Georgia (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2015 WPS7161 Policy Research Working Paper
SME exchanges in emerging market economies : a stocktaking of development practices (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2015 WPS7160 Policy Research Working Paper
Commodity markets outlook, January 2015 (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93835 Working Paper