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The changing way governments talk about poverty and inequality : evidence from two centuries of Latin American presidential speeches (English)

This study uses text mining techniques on almost 900 presidential "state-of-the-union"--type speeches from 10 Latin American countries from 1819 to 2016. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8311 JAN 22, 2018

Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar; Eizmendi,Axel; Reyes,German Jeremias Disclosed

Winners never quit, quitters never grow : using text mining to measure policy volatility and its link with long-term growth in Latin America (English)

Although there is wide recognition of the negative consequences of policy volatility for countries' long-term economic growth, there is limited empirical work on this subject. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8310 JAN 19, 2018

Eizmendi,Axel; Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar Disclosed

Structural reforms and firms' productivity : evidence from developing countries (English)

This paper assesses the effects of selected structural reforms on labor productivity growth for 37 developing countries over 2006-14. It combines newly constructed reform indexes using the International Monetary Fund's Monitoring of Fund Arrangements data set and firm-level productivity from the World Bank Enterprise Surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8308 JAN 18, 2018

Kouame,Wilfried Anicet Kouakou; Tapsoba,Sampawende J.-A. Disclosed

IDA17 Scale-up Facility (SUF) Retrospective (English)

During IDA17, the World Bank Group (WBG) actively explored options to enhance its ability to respond to the ambition of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. ... See More +

Board Report 122855 JAN 18, 2018

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Tuvalu - First and Second Development Policy Operations Projects (English)

Ratings for the First and Second Development Policy Operations Projects for Tuvalu were as follows: outcomes were moderately unsatisfactory, risk to development outcome was high, Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4244 DEC 20, 2017

Disclosed

Are international banks different? evidence on bank performance and strategy (English)

This paper provides evidence on how bank performance and strategies vary with the degree of bank internationalization, using data for 113 countries over 2000-15. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8286 DEC 19, 2017

Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Huizinga,Harry P.; Bertay,Ata Can Disclosed

DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: taking stock; and tabular data on major data releases; activity and inflation; trade and finance; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 123103 DEC 15, 2017

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A GEM for streamlined dynamic CGE analysis : structure, interface, data, and macro application (English)

This paper provides an overview, macro application, and detailed documentation of GEM-Core, a dynamic computable general equilibrium (CGE) model designed for medium- and long-run policy analysis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8272 DEC 13, 2017

Cicowiez,Martin; Lofgren,Hans Disclosed

Zambia economic brief : how Zambia can borrow without sorrow (English)

This tenth Zambia Economic Brief with a focus section on sustainable borrowing and improved debt management. This Brief includes two sections as following: the World Bank's assessment of recent economic developments and the outlook in the short to medium term, and its analysis of a specific development topic or theme. ... See More +

Working Paper 121886 DEC 01, 2017

Smith,Gregory; Jessen,Lars; Chinzara,Zivanemoyo Disclosed

Learning the impact of financial education when take-up is low (English)

This note shows how big data can help combine experimental with non-experimental approaches in impact evaluations when take-up is low. In this study, author have access to a large administrative data set (of 660 MB), which follows the monthly financial indicators of each client for up to 18 months prior to the intervention and 6 months after it. ... See More +

Brief 121894 DEC 01, 2017

Ruiz Ortega,Claudia; Mckenzie,David J.; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel Disclosed

Mozambique economic update : making the most of demographic change (Portuguese)

Developments in the second half of 2017 indicate that the slowdown in Mozambique's economic performance may be taking hold, shifting this once fast-growing economy to a more modest pace of growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 122234 DEC 01, 2017

Mahdi,Shireen; Troiano,Sara; Holland,Peter Anthony; Massingue,Anna Carlotta Allen; Massarongo Chivulele,Fernanda Ailina Pedro; Mucavele,Adelina; Walker,David Ian; Herzog,Andre; Casal,Julian; Faria,Jorge Joao; Cossa,Humberto Albino; San Joaquin Polo,Miguel Angel English Disclosed

When the centre cannot hold: patterns of polarization in Nigeria (English)

This paper advances the hypothesis that Nigeria is going through a process of economic polarization. The notion of polarization is concerned with the disappearance or non-consolidation of the middle lass, which occurs when there is a tendency to concentrate in the tails, rather than the middle, of the income or consumption distribution. ... See More +

Journal Article 123245 DEC 01, 2017

Clementi,F.; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Molini,Vasco; Schettino F. Disclosed

Association of World Bank policy lending with social development policies and institutions (English)

Do World Bank policy loans that are focused on social policy reform help improve social policies and institutions in borrower countries? To help answer this question, this paper provides new empirical evidence of the association between World Bank policy lending and measures of the quality of borrower countries' social policies and institutions that such lending supports. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8263 NOV 28, 2017

Bogetic,Zeljko; Smets,Lodewijk Disclosed

Sierra Leone - First Productivity and Transparency Support Credit Project : Sierra Leone - First Productivity and Transparency Support Credit Project : supplemental financing document (English)

The development objective of the First Productivity and Transparency Support Credit Project for Sierra Leone is to estimate the damages and losses related to the landslide and flooding and to make preliminary estimations of the recovery needs. ... See More +

Project Paper 120869 NOV 15, 2017

Disclosed

El Salvador - Performance and learning review of the country partnership framework for the period FY2016-2019 (English)

This Performance and Learning Review (PLR) summarizes progress in the implementation of and updates the World Bank Group (WBG) Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for the Republic of El Salvador for the period FY16-FY19. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 120362 NOV 10, 2017

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Korea's growth experience and long-term growth model (English)

This paper analyzes the Republic of Korea's rapid and sustained growth experience for the past six decades from the perspective of the neoclassical growth model (the workhorse model of the World Bank’s Long Term Growth Model (LTGM) project). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8240 NOV 09, 2017

Jeong,Hyeok Disclosed

Engendering macroeconomic theory and policy (English)

Over the last 20 years, macroeconomists have increasingly given attention to the role of gender in the macroeconomy and the implications of macro-level policies for gender equality. ... See More +

Working Paper 121781 NOV 01, 2017

Seguino,Stephanie Disclosed

Statement of loans for November 2017 : South Asia (English)

Working Paper 121953 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Russia’s recovery : How strong are its shoots? (English)

Global growth gained momentum in 2017. After slowing to 2.4 percent in 2016 as investment and trade weakened, global growth accelerated to a projected 2.7 percent for 2017.Moreover, the recovery has been broad-based.Global trade also continued to strengthen and external financing conditions remain benign.Amid these positive tailwinds, along with firming oil prices and growing macro-stability, the Russian economy returned to modest growth in 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 121802 NOV 01, 2017

Russian Disclosed

Russia’s recovery : How strong are its shoots? (Russian)

Global growth gained momentum in 2017. After slowing to 2.4 percent in 2016 as investment and trade weakened, global growth accelerated to a projected 2.7 percent for 2017.Moreover, the recovery has been broad-based.Global trade also continued to strengthen and external financing conditions remain benign.Amid these positive tailwinds, along with firming oil prices and growing macro-stability, the Russian economy returned to modest growth in 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 121802 NOV 01, 2017

English Disclosed

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The changing way governments talk about poverty and inequality : evidence from two centuries of Latin American presidential speeches (English)
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JAN 22, 2018 WPS8311 Policy Research Working Paper
Winners never quit, quitters never grow : using text mining to measure policy volatility and its link with long-term growth in Latin America (English)
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JAN 19, 2018 WPS8310 Policy Research Working Paper
Structural reforms and firms' productivity : evidence from developing countries (English)
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JAN 18, 2018 WPS8308 Policy Research Working Paper
IDA17 Scale-up Facility (SUF) Retrospective (English)
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JAN 18, 2018 122855 Board Report
Tuvalu - First and Second Development Policy Operations Projects (English)
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DEC 20, 2017 ICR4244 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Are international banks different? evidence on bank performance and strategy (English)
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DEC 19, 2017 WPS8286 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)
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DEC 15, 2017 123103 Newsletter
A GEM for streamlined dynamic CGE analysis : structure, interface, data, and macro application (English)
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DEC 13, 2017 WPS8272 Policy Research Working Paper
Zambia economic brief : how Zambia can borrow without sorrow (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121886 Working Paper
Learning the impact of financial education when take-up is low (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121894 Brief
Mozambique economic update : making the most of demographic change (Portuguese)
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DEC 01, 2017 122234 Working Paper English
When the centre cannot hold: patterns of polarization in Nigeria (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 123245 Journal Article
Association of World Bank policy lending with social development policies and institutions (English)
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NOV 28, 2017 WPS8263 Policy Research Working Paper
Sierra Leone - First Productivity and Transparency Support Credit Project : Sierra Leone - First Productivity and Transparency Support Credit Project : supplemental financing document (English)
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NOV 15, 2017 120869 Project Paper
El Salvador - Performance and learning review of the country partnership framework for the period FY2016-2019 (English)
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NOV 10, 2017 120362 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Korea's growth experience and long-term growth model (English)
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NOV 09, 2017 WPS8240 Policy Research Working Paper
Engendering macroeconomic theory and policy (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121781 Working Paper
Statement of loans for November 2017 : South Asia (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121953 Working Paper
Russia’s recovery : How strong are its shoots? (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121802 Working Paper Russian
Russia’s recovery : How strong are its shoots? (Russian)
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NOV 01, 2017 121802 Working Paper English