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Albania - Power Recovery Project (English)

The Power Recovery Project of Albania has an objective to improve reliability of power supply and financial viability of the power sector. This proposed project consists of four components: i) short-term complementary power import support; ii) upgrading distribution infrastructure, iii) transmission meter/data center upgrade; and iv) supporting power sector reforms and project implementation. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1031 SEP 08, 2014

Measuring the impact of a change in the price of cashew received by exporters on farmgate prices and poverty in Guinea-Bissau : Measuring the impact of a change in the price of Cashew received by exporters on farmgate prices and poverty in Guinea-Bissau (English)

This paper assesses the impact of a change in the price of cashew received by exporters in general -- and by FUNPI, a fund to promote the industrialization of agricultural products, in particular -- on farmgate prices and poverty in Guinea-Bissau. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7036 SEP 01, 2014

Cont, Walter; Porto, Guido

The impact of exogenous shocks on households in the Pacific : a micro-simulation analysis (English)

This paper seeks to provide evidence on the extent of household vulnerability to exogenous economic shocks in the Pacific region and consider policy options that help to manage this risk. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7046 SEP 01, 2014

Cororaton, Caesar B.; Knight, David S.

Facilitating the market for capacity building services (English)

In markets with high levels of financial exclusion, actors in the financial system, financial service providers (FSPs), consumers, providers of financial system infrastructure and other market supporting functions, regulators and other policy makers, often face capacity limitations. ... See More +

Brief 90953 SEP 01, 2014

El-Zoghbi, Mayada; Lauer, Kate

Local intermediate inputs and the shared supplier spillovers of foreign direct
investment (English)

Trade liberalizations have been shown to improve domestic firms' performance through the new varieties of imported intermediate inputs. This paper uses a unique, representative sample of Bangladeshi garment firms to highlight that local intermediate inputs may also enhance domestic firms' performance, through the shared supplier spillovers of foreign direct investment (FDI) firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7050 SEP 01, 2014

Kee, Hiau Looi

Belize - Municipal Development Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2 of 2) : Abbreviated action plan for the Dangriga municipal market subproject (English)

The objective of the Municipal Development Project for Belize is to improve and maintain municipal service delivery in selected towns of Belize. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP967 AUG 20, 2014

Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project (NaMSIP) : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 90642 AUG 15, 2014

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Newsletter 89789 AUG 11, 2014

Russian Federation - Monthly economic developments (English)

Second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) estimates and high-frequency indicators suggest continued weakness in the economy even before the latest round of economic sanctions introduced by the European Union (EU), the United States (U.S.), and other countries in late July. ... See More +

Working Paper 90168 AUG 11, 2014

Hansl, Birgit; Cosic, Damir; Emelyanova, Olga; Kida, Mizuho; Matytsin, Mikhail; Vashakmadze, Ekaterine Russian

Russian Federation - Monthly economic developments (Russian)

Second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) estimates and high-frequency indicators suggest continued weakness in the economy even before the latest round of economic sanctions introduced by the European Union (EU), the United States (U.S.), and other countries in late July. ... See More +

Working Paper 90168 AUG 11, 2014

Hansl, Birgit; Cosic, Damir; Emelyanova, Olga; Kida, Mizuho; Matytsin, Mikhail; Vashakmadze, Ekaterine English

Food prices, road infrastructure, and market integration in Central and Eastern Africa (English)

Market integration is key to ensuring sufficient and stable food supplies. This paper assesses the impediments to market integration in Central and Eastern Africa for three food staples: maize, rice, and sorghum. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7003 AUG 01, 2014

Brenton, Paul; Portugal-Perez, Alberto; Regolo, Julie

Poverty impacts of the volume-based special safeguard mechanism (English)

The volume-based Special Safeguard Mechanism was proposed as essential for small, poor farmers and became the proximate cause of the collapse of the Doha Agenda negotiations in 2008. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7006 AUG 01, 2014

Ivanic, Maros; Martin, Will

Grain price spikes and beggar-thy-neighbor policy responses : a global economywide analysis (English)

When prices spike in international grain markets, national governments often reduce the extent to which that spike affects their domestic food markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7007 AUG 01, 2014

Jensen, Hans G; Anderson, Kym

DECPG weekly global economic (English)

Some of the headings included in this issues of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: five developing-country central banks increased policy rates in July, outweighing rate cuts in other countries; concerns about the second largest bank in Portugal did not change global risk perceptions; and consumers are experiencing lower domestic food price inflation across most developing regions since the start of the year. ... See More +

Newsletter 90014 JUL 25, 2014

DECPG weekly global economic (English)

Some of the headings included in this issues of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: growth in China was 7.5 percent in the second quarter of 2014, in line with expectations; weak activity in the Euro Area and strengthening growth in the US have widened the long-term yield spread to its widest level in fifteen years; and steady stock-to-use ratios suggest that grain markets are adequately supplied, supporting a broadly stable outlook for most grain prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 90013 JUL 17, 2014

DECPG weekly global economic (English)

Some of the headings included in this issues of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: the post-crisis recovery in imports across regions has been uneven; gross capital flows to developing countries in June were robust; and consistent with the easing of global financial market conditions, spreads on emerging market bonds, including those from Sub-Saharan Africa, have declined. ... See More +

Newsletter 90012 JUL 10, 2014

Ponzis : the science and mystique of a class of financial frauds (English)

Ponzis are among the most ubiquitous and least understood phenomena of economic life. They acquired a certain salience with the global financial crisis of 2008 and the crash of Bernie Madoff’s celebrated Ponzi scheme. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6967 JUL 01, 2014

Basu, Kaushik

Trade flows and trade disputes (English)

This paper introduces a new data set and establishes a set of basic facts and patterns regarding the trade that countries fight about under World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6979 JUL 01, 2014

Bown, Chad P.; Reynolds, Kara M.

Public and private investments in innovation capabilities : structural transformation in the Chilean wine industry (English)

This paper assembles novel data on the Chilean wine industry to investigate the role of investments in knowledge capital on sales growth in domestic and international markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6983 JUL 01, 2014

Dutz, Mark A.; O'Connell, Stephen D.; Troncoso, Javier L.

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Albania - Power Recovery Project (English)
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SEP 08, 2014 PAD1031 Project Appraisal Document
Measuring the impact of a change in the price of cashew received by exporters on farmgate prices and poverty in Guinea-Bissau : Measuring the impact of a change in the price of Cashew received by exporters on farmgate prices and poverty in Guinea-Bissau (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7036 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of exogenous shocks on households in the Pacific : a micro-simulation analysis (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7046 Policy Research Working Paper
Facilitating the market for capacity building services (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 90953 Brief
Local intermediate inputs and the shared supplier spillovers of foreign direct
investment (English)

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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7050 Policy Research Working Paper
Belize - Municipal Development Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2 of 2) : Abbreviated action plan for the Dangriga municipal market subproject (English)
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AUG 20, 2014 RP967 Resettlement Plan
Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project (NaMSIP) : procurement plan (English)
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AUG 15, 2014 90642 Procurement Plan
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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AUG 11, 2014 89789 Newsletter
Russian Federation - Monthly economic developments (English)
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AUG 11, 2014 90168 Working Paper Russian
Russian Federation - Monthly economic developments (Russian)
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AUG 11, 2014 90168 Working Paper English
Food prices, road infrastructure, and market integration in Central and Eastern Africa (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7003 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty impacts of the volume-based special safeguard mechanism (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7006 Policy Research Working Paper
Grain price spikes and beggar-thy-neighbor policy responses : a global economywide analysis (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7007 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Hai Phong Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Project : procurement plan : Ke hoach dau tha (English,Vietnamese)
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AUG 01, 2014 90424 Procurement Plan
DECPG weekly global economic (English)
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JUL 25, 2014 90014 Newsletter
DECPG weekly global economic (English)
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JUL 17, 2014 90013 Newsletter
DECPG weekly global economic (English)
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JUL 10, 2014 90012 Newsletter
Ponzis : the science and mystique of a class of financial frauds (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6967 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade flows and trade disputes (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6979 Policy Research Working Paper
Public and private investments in innovation capabilities : structural transformation in the Chilean wine industry (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6983 Policy Research Working Paper