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Growth recovery in southern Europe : a dozen lessons, old and new (English)

Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain entered a period of severe economic and financial stress in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis. Their collective experience confirmed the primacy of total debt, private or public, in affecting the onset of, depth of, and recovery from economic crises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7877 NOV 02, 2016

Islam,Roumeen Disclosed

The credibility of economic policy making in Argentina, 1989-2015 (English)

This paper explores the hypothesis that the credibility of economic policy making in Argentina (or lack thereof) has impacted the volatility of economic performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7870 OCT 20, 2016

Rosenblatt,David Disclosed

The effect of the Swedish payroll tax cut for youths on firm profitability (English)

Payroll taxes in Sweden were reduced substantially for people ages 26 years or younger on July 1, 2007. The objective of this tax cut was to lower youth unemployment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7854 OCT 11, 2016

Malm,Arvid; Eklund,Johan; Francis,David C.; Jiang,Nan Disclosed

Perú - Las reformas estructurales son hoy más importantes que nunca para mantener un crecimiento alto e inclusivo (Spanish)

Las reformas macroeconómicas y estructurales sostenidas en el tiempo ayudaron a fomentar el crecimiento y la inversión. Pero factores exógenos como la fuerte demanda global (que explicó los altos precios de materias primas) también ayudaron significativamente. ... See More +

Brief 109104 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

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

The contents of this newsletter focus on World Bank Group support, status of ongoing operations, and Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund. It has the following headings: news; World Bank group support; ongoing operations; raising livestock gives rural poor a chance at brighter future;canal reconstruction improves rural living in Bamyan province; capacity building pays off with first kidney transplant in Afghanistan; International Finance Corporation; Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund; and horticulture provides alternative livelihood to farmers ... See More +

Newsletter 108759 OCT 01, 2016

Pashto, Dari Disclosed

Kazakhstan - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY12-17 (English)

This Performance and Learning Review (PLR) assesses and updates progress in implementing the FY12–17 World Bank Group Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for the Republic of Kazakhstan. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 108396 SEP 26, 2016

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Nonrenewable resources, income inequality and per capita GDP : an empirical analysis (English)

This analysis examines the relationship between nonrenewable resource dependence, economic growth and income inequality. It uses a two-equation system in which the Gini index and GDP per capita are the dependent variables and the stock of nonrenewable resources as a share of national wealth -- i.e. resource dependence -- is the independent variable. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7831 SEP 22, 2016

Scognamillo,Antonio; Mele,Gianluca; Sensini,Luca Disclosed

From commodity discovery to production (English)

Major resource discoveries have transformed growth prospects for many low-income countries. However, the sharp downturn in commodity prices in recent years is affecting resource investment in these countries, and may delay the development of recent discoveries into production. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7823 SEP 15, 2016

Shaukat Khan,Tehmina; Nguyen,Trang Thi Thuy; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Schodde,Richard Disclosed

Beating the slowdown in Zambia: reducing fiscal vulnerabilities for economic recovery (English)

Policy makers in commodity-exporting countries have faced increasing challenges in the past two years, in the face of reduced demand from China and uncertain economic recovery in developed economies. ... See More +

Working Paper 108615 SEP 01, 2016

Disclosed

Inclusive global value chains : policy options for small and medium enterprises and low-income countries (English)

This report's focus is making global value chains (GVCs) more inclusive. To achieve inclusiveness is by overcoming participation constraints for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and facilitation access for Low Income Developing Countries (LIDCs). ... See More +

Publication 108021 AUG 23, 2016

Cusolito,Ana Paula; Safadi,Raed; Taglioni,Daria Disclosed

Predicting project outcomes : a simple methodology for predictions based on project ratings (English)

The downgrading of projects at the closing from moderately satisfactory to moderately unsatisfactory has been a persistent problem in the World Bank and a particular problem in the World Bank's East Asia and Pacific region since 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7800 AUG 22, 2016

Blanc,Marc; Esmail,Talib B. K.; Mascarell,Caroline; Rodriguez,Joseph Rukshan Disclosed

Croatia - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY14-FY17 (English)

The World Bank Group (WBG) endorsement of the Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) in June2013 coincided with Croatia’s membership as the 28th country to join the European Union. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 106507 AUG 10, 2016

Disclosed

Negative interest rate policies : sources and implications (English)

Against the background of continued growth disappointments, depressed inflation expectations, and declining real equilibrium interest rates, a number of central banks have implemented negative interest rate policies (NIRP) to provide additional monetary policy stimulus over the past few years. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7791 AUG 10, 2016

Arteta,Carlos; Kose,Ayhan; Stocker,Marc; Taskin,Temel Disclosed

Cotonou declaration (English)

This declaration explains about the meeting which held on August 04 to 05, 2016 associate with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank met at Palais des Congres de Cotonou (Benin), for the African Caucus. ... See More +

Working Paper 107676 AUG 05, 2016

Disclosed

South Africa and the ghost of a rating downgrade to sub-investment grade (English)

South Africa is under threat of a downgrade to its sovereign credit rating since Standard and Poors(S&P) lowered its foreign-currency long-term credit rating from BBB to BBB- in June 2014, with Fitch following suit in December 2015. ... See More +

Brief 107876 AUG 01, 2016

Hanusch,Marek; Hassan,Shakill; Algu,Yashvir; Soobyah,Luchelle Disclosed

Quantifying uncertainties in global growth forecasts (English)

This paper presents a procedure to construct an asymmetric fan chart of risks around global growth forecasts. The distribution of risks around global growth forecasts is estimated by weighting information extracted from option pricing and survey-based measures of risk factors of global growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7770 JUL 26, 2016

Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Stocker,Marc; Some,Modeste Y. Disclosed

FY16 Peru country opinion survey report (English)

The Country Opinion Survey in Peru assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Peru perceive the WBG. ... See More +

Working Paper 108638 JUL 01, 2016

Felzer,Sharon; Cameron,Jessica A.; Markova,Svetlana; Guo,Jing; Lal,Sumir; Woods,Calita; Mendoza,Dania Disclosed

The World Bank monthly operational summary (English)

The World Bank Monthly Operational Summary (MOS) reports on the status of projects in the World Bank’s pipeline from the time the operation is identi-fied to the signing of the Loan, Credit, or Grant Agreement. ... See More +

Board Report 107665 JUL 01, 2016

Disclosed

Who benefited from Burundi's demobilization program ? (English)

This paper assesses the impact of the demobilization, reinsertion and reintegration program in post-war Burundi. Two major rebel groups benefited from cash and in-kind transfers, the CNDD-FDD from 2004, and the FNL from 2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7732 JUN 28, 2016

D'Aoust,Olivia Severine; Sterck,Olivier Christian Brigitte; Verwimp,Philip Disclosed

Global economic prospects : divergences and risks (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global economic prospects monthly working paper are as follows: overview; chart of the month; Special focus: quantifying uncertainties in global growth forecasts; monthly highlights; key prospects group publications; recent World Bank working papers; recent World Bank reports; ... See More +

Working Paper 107513 JUN 01, 2016

Stocker,Marc; Eigen-Zucchi,Christian; Bui,Anh Mai; Maximiliano,Adriana A.; Some,Yirbehogre Modeste; Sun,Shituo; Vorisek,Dana Lauren Disclosed

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Growth recovery in southern Europe : a dozen lessons, old and new (English)
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NOV 02, 2016 WPS7877 Policy Research Working Paper
The credibility of economic policy making in Argentina, 1989-2015 (English)
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OCT 20, 2016 WPS7870 Policy Research Working Paper
The effect of the Swedish payroll tax cut for youths on firm profitability (English)
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OCT 11, 2016 WPS7854 Policy Research Working Paper
Perú - Las reformas estructurales son hoy más importantes que nunca para mantener un crecimiento alto e inclusivo (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2016 109104 Brief
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 108759 Newsletter Pashto, Dari
Kazakhstan - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY12-17 (English)
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SEP 26, 2016 108396 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Nonrenewable resources, income inequality and per capita GDP : an empirical analysis (English)
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SEP 22, 2016 WPS7831 Policy Research Working Paper
From commodity discovery to production (English)
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SEP 15, 2016 WPS7823 Policy Research Working Paper
Beating the slowdown in Zambia: reducing fiscal vulnerabilities for economic recovery (English)
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SEP 01, 2016 108615 Working Paper
Inclusive global value chains : policy options for small and medium enterprises and low-income countries (English)
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AUG 23, 2016 108021 Publication
Predicting project outcomes : a simple methodology for predictions based on project ratings (English)
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AUG 22, 2016 WPS7800 Policy Research Working Paper
Croatia - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY14-FY17 (English)
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AUG 10, 2016 106507 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Negative interest rate policies : sources and implications (English)
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AUG 10, 2016 WPS7791 Policy Research Working Paper
Cotonou declaration (English)
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AUG 05, 2016 107676 Working Paper
South Africa and the ghost of a rating downgrade to sub-investment grade (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 107876 Brief
Quantifying uncertainties in global growth forecasts (English)
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JUL 26, 2016 WPS7770 Policy Research Working Paper
FY16 Peru country opinion survey report (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 108638 Working Paper
The World Bank monthly operational summary (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 107665 Board Report
Who benefited from Burundi's demobilization program ? (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 WPS7732 Policy Research Working Paper
Global economic prospects : divergences and risks (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 107513 Working Paper