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Is Poverty in Africa mostly chronic or transient ? evidence from synthetic panel data (English)

Absent actual panel household survey data, this paper constructs, for the first time, synthetic panel data for more than 20 countries accounting for two-thirds of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8033 APR 20, 2017

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Dabalen,Andrew L. Disclosed

Nigeria - Economic Transformation Project (English)

Program Information Document 114440 APR 19, 2017

Jaffrin,Guillemette Sidonie Disclosed

Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (English)

Latin America and the Caribbean does not have the infrastructure it needs, or deserves, given its income. Many argue that the solution is to spend more; by contrast, this report has one main message: Latin America can dramatically narrow its infrastructure service gap by spending efficiently on the right things. ... See More +

Working Paper 114110 APR 06, 2017

Fay,Marianne; Andres,Luis Alberto; Fox,Charles James Edward; Narloch,Ulf Gerrit; Straub,Stephane; Slawson,Michael Alan Disclosed

Entry and exit, multi-product firms, and allocative distortions (English)

This paper proposes a multi-product model of firm dynamics to understand the implications of allocative distortions for the decisions of firms to enter, exit, and supply products to the market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8023 APR 04, 2017

Fattal Jaef,Roberto N. Disclosed

Nigeria - Economic Transformation Project : environmental assessment : Environment and social systems assessment (English)

The development objective of the Economic Transformation Project for Nigeria is to improve the business environment and promote private investments in the State of Kaduna in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment 114061 APR 03, 2017

Jaffrin,Guillemette Sidonie Disclosed

Identifying new growth pathways (English)

The Development Digest is a half-yearly publication that features key works from teams based at the World Bank Group Global Knowledge and Research Hub in Malaysia. ... See More +

Working Paper 113864 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Kenya economic update : housing - unavailable and unaffordable (English)

Economic activity in Kenya remained robust in 2016. For the third consecutive year economic activity in Kenya picked-up, reaching an estimated 5-year high of 5.9 percent in 2016, once again placing Kenya among the fastest growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 114115 APR 01, 2017

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Tanzania economic update : money within reach - extending financial inclusion in Tanzania (English)

In 2016, the global economic environment remained subdued, with growth performance in Sub-Saharan Africa the weakest in over 20 years. Economic conditions across most advanced economies remained challenging, while emerging and developing economies as a whole are set to maintain their growth momentum. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 114125 APR 01, 2017

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Tales of skills : success stories of beneficiary graduates under STEP (English)

Skilling the youth of Bangladesh has become the number one development goal. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) has a high potential to contribute to the human development and economic growth which has vividly acknowledged in the National Education Policy (2010), 7th Five Year Plan (2016-2020) and National Skills Development Policy (2011). ... See More +

Publication 114152 APR 01, 2017

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Lao : lasting accessible opportunities - country partnership framework for Lao PDR 2017-2021 (English)

This new Country Partnership Framework for 2017-2021 aims to support the Government of Lao PDF's 8th National Socio-Economic Development Plan, which is closely aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. ... See More +

Working Paper 114191 APR 01, 2017

Laotian Disclosed

Lao : lasting accessible opportunities - country partnership framework for Lao PDR 2017-2021 (Laotian)

This new Country Partnership Framework for 2017-2021 aims to support the Government of Lao PDF's 8th National Socio-Economic Development Plan, which is closely aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. ... See More +

Working Paper 114191 APR 01, 2017

English Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for Botswana (English)

Botswana's economy recovered moderately in 2016. Further gains are expected for the medium-term, with real GDP growth of more-than 4 percent through 2019. ... See More +

Working Paper 113873 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Philippines Economic Update : Advancing the Investment Agenda (English)

The Philippine economy remained resilient to global headwinds in 2016. While a slower-than-expected global recovery weakened net exports, surging domestic demands pushed the annual GDP growth rate to 6.8 percent, year-on-year. ... See More +

Working Paper 114151 APR 01, 2017

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Africa's pulse (French)

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to recover to 2.6 percent in 2017, following a marked deceleration in 2016. The upturn in economic activity is expected to continue in 2018-19, reflecting improvements in commodity prices, a pickup in global growth, and more supportive domestic conditions. ... See More +

Working Paper 114375 APR 01, 2017

English Disclosed

Africa's pulse (English)

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to recover to 2.6 percent in 2017, following a marked deceleration in 2016. The upturn in economic activity is expected to continue in 2018-19, reflecting improvements in commodity prices, a pickup in global growth, and more supportive domestic conditions. ... See More +

Working Paper 114375 APR 01, 2017

French Disclosed

Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (Vol. 2) : sumário executivo (Portuguese)

Latin America and the Caribbean does not have the infrastructure it needs, or deserves, given its income. Many argue that the solution is to spend more; by contrast, this report has one main message: Latin America can dramatically narrow its infrastructure service gap by spending efficiently on the right things. ... See More +

Working Paper 114110 APR 01, 2017

Fay,Marianne; Andres,Luis Alberto; Fox,Charles James Edward; Narloch,Ulf Gerrit; Straub,Stephane; Slawson,Michael Alan Spanish 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, International Finance Corporation, and Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund. ... See More +

Newsletter 114174 APR 01, 2017

Pashto, Dari Disclosed

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

The contents of this newsletter focus on World Bank Group support, status of ongoing operations, International Finance Corporation, and Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund. ... See More +

Newsletter 114174 APR 01, 2017

Dari, English Disclosed

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

The contents of this newsletter focus on World Bank Group support, status of ongoing operations, International Finance Corporation, and Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund. ... See More +

Newsletter 114174 APR 01, 2017

Pashto, English Disclosed

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Is Poverty in Africa mostly chronic or transient ? evidence from synthetic panel data (English)
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APR 20, 2017 WPS8033 Policy Research Working Paper
Nigeria - Economic Transformation Project (English)
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APR 19, 2017 114440 Program Information Document
Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (English)
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APR 06, 2017 114110 Working Paper
Entry and exit, multi-product firms, and allocative distortions (English)
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APR 04, 2017 WPS8023 Policy Research Working Paper
Nigeria - Economic Transformation Project : environmental assessment : Environment and social systems assessment (English)
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APR 03, 2017 114061 Environmental Assessment
Identifying new growth pathways (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113864 Working Paper
Kenya economic update : housing - unavailable and unaffordable (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114115 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Tanzania economic update : money within reach - extending financial inclusion in Tanzania (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114125 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Tales of skills : success stories of beneficiary graduates under STEP (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114152 Publication
Lao : lasting accessible opportunities - country partnership framework for Lao PDR 2017-2021 (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114191 Working Paper Laotian
Lao : lasting accessible opportunities - country partnership framework for Lao PDR 2017-2021 (Laotian)
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APR 01, 2017 114191 Working Paper English
Macro poverty outlook for Botswana (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113873 Working Paper
Philippines Economic Update : Advancing the Investment Agenda (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114151 Working Paper
Africa's pulse (French)
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APR 01, 2017 114375 Working Paper English
Africa's pulse (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114375 Working Paper French
Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (Vol. 2) : sumário executivo (Portuguese)
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APR 01, 2017 114110 Working Paper Spanish
Mali -Economic and Environmental Rehabilitation of the Niger River : environmental assessment : Note d'information des effets possibles de certaines activites du preefn sur le regime du fleuve Niger (French)
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APR 01, 2017 SFG3278 Environmental Assessment
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114174 Newsletter Pashto, Dari
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (Pashto)
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APR 01, 2017 114174 Newsletter Dari, English
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (Dari)
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APR 01, 2017 114174 Newsletter Pashto, English