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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

The state of economics, the state of the world (English)

This paper, based on the introductory remarks made at the two-day conference on "The State of the Economy, the State of the World," is an idiosyncratic stocktaking of the trajectory of economics from Adam Smith to contemporary times, with special attention to the rise of development economics. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7816 SEP 12, 2016

Basu,Kaushik Disclosed

Africa’s demographic transition : dividend or disaster? : La transition démographique de l’Afrique : dividende ou catastrophe ? (French)

The demographic dividend describes the interplay between changes in a population’s age structure due to the demographic transition and rapid economic growth. ... See More +

Publication 100383 SEP 08, 2016

Canning,David J.; Jobanputra,Sangeeta Raja; Yazbeck,Abdo S. Disclosed

Peru - National Program for Innovation in Fisheries and Aquaculture : environmental assessment : Marco de gestión ambiental y social (Spanish)

Environmental Assessment SFG2394 AUG 30, 2016

Morris,Michael-000013367 Disclosed

Brazil - Fortaleza Sustainable Urban Development Project : environmental assessment : Anexo 3. Manual ambiental e social de obras (Portuguese)

Environmental Assessment SFG2405 AUG 25, 2016

Monteiro,Emanuela Disclosed

The capabilities driving participation in global value chains (English)

Global value chains have altered the nature of global trade and offer significant opportunities for developing countries to expand exports, access technology, and raise productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7804 AUG 24, 2016

Pathikonda,Vilas G.; Farole,Thomas Disclosed

Brazil - Fortaleza Sustainable Urban Development Project : environmental assessment : Marco de gestao socioambiental (Portuguese)

Environmental Assessment SFG2403 AUG 18, 2016

Monteiro,Emanuela Disclosed

Making the most of demographic change in Southern Africa (English)

The countries of the Southern African Customs Union have relatively diverse demographic and economic starting points. These economies have the potential to realize demographic dividends and experience an acceleration in their income per capita growth and poverty reduction progress through forthcoming shifts in their age structures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7798 AUG 17, 2016

Ahmed, S. Amer; Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose Disclosed

Samoa - Second Fiscal and Economic Reform Operation Project (English)

The development objectives of Second Fiscal and Economic Reform Operation Project for Samoa (i) to improve fiscal management in the areas of debt, procurement and revenue; (ii) to strengthen the payments system, tourism sector policy and private sector development opportunities as foundations for more robust economic growth over the medium term, and (iii) to strengthen the monitoring, reporting, and coordination of climate resilience activities in Samoa, as an important step toward increasing its resilience to the effects of climate change. ... See More +

Program Document 107125 AUG 16, 2016

Disclosed

Brazil - Fortaleza Sustainable Urban Development Project : resettlement plan : Brasil - Projeto Fortaleza Cidade Sustentável : marco de reassentamento (Portuguese)

Resettlement Plan SFG2404 AUG 16, 2016

Monteiro,Emanuela Disclosed

Ghana - Economic Management Strengthening Project (English)

The objective of the Economic Management Strengthening Project is to strengthen the Government of Ghana’s institutional capacity for revenue and expenditure management. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1619 AUG 09, 2016

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

Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (August 2016) (English)

This Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program covers FY17 Q1, FY17 Q2, and updated reports and other documents to be circulated for information ... See More +

Board Report 107518 AUG 01, 2016

Disclosed

Productivity as the key to economic growth and development (English)

One of the most important lessons in economics is that productivity is key to economic growth. Productivity is defined in economic theory as the ratio of output over input. ... See More +

Brief 108092 AUG 01, 2016

Kim,Young Eun; Loayza,Norman V.; Meza Cuadra Balcazar,Claudia Maria Disclosed

Geopolitics, aid, and growth: the impact of UN security council membership on the effectiveness of aid (English)

The paper investigates the effects of short-term political motivations on the effectiveness of foreign aid. Specifically, the paper tests whether the effect of aid on economic growth is reduced by the share of years a country served on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in the period the aid is committed, which provides quasi-random variation in aid. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7771 JUL 26, 2016

Dreher,Axel; Eichenauer,Vera Z.; Gehring,Kai 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

Sierra Leone - Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Governance Reform and Growth Grant Projects (English)

The Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Governance Reform and Growth Grant Projects of Sierra Leone had a moderately satisfactory outcome. The program's development objective was to improve the allocation and efficiency of public spending to support poverty reduction, to strengthen domestic resource mobilization and management, and to increase public sector reforms. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3645 JUL 25, 2016

Disclosed

A comparative analysis of subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region (English)

The paper compares the distribution of energy and food subsidies across households and the impact of subsidy reforms on household welfare in the Middle East and North Africa region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7755 JUL 20, 2016

Araar,Abdelkrim; Verme,Paolo Disclosed

Jordan - Economic Opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian Refugees Program-for-Results (English)

Program Information Document 107270 JUL 06, 2016

Nnomo Ayinda-Mah,Irene Marguerite Disclosed

Bringing citizen voices to Nile Basin Development (English)

The Nile River system is a vital economic lifeline across East Africa. Over 200 million people live in the basin of the world's longest river that stretches 6,695km. ... See More +

Brief 107143 JUL 01, 2016

Disclosed

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From commodity discovery to production (English)
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SEP 15, 2016 WPS7823 Policy Research Working Paper
The state of economics, the state of the world (English)
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SEP 12, 2016 WPS7816 Policy Research Working Paper
Africa’s demographic transition : dividend or disaster? : La transition démographique de l’Afrique : dividende ou catastrophe ? (French)
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SEP 08, 2016 100383 Publication
Peru - National Program for Innovation in Fisheries and Aquaculture : environmental assessment : Marco de gestión ambiental y social (Spanish)
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AUG 30, 2016 SFG2394 Environmental Assessment
Brazil - Fortaleza Sustainable Urban Development Project : environmental assessment : Anexo 3. Manual ambiental e social de obras (Portuguese)
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AUG 25, 2016 SFG2405 Environmental Assessment
The capabilities driving participation in global value chains (English)
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AUG 24, 2016 WPS7804 Policy Research Working Paper
Brazil - Fortaleza Sustainable Urban Development Project : environmental assessment : Marco de gestao socioambiental (Portuguese)
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AUG 18, 2016 SFG2403 Environmental Assessment
Making the most of demographic change in Southern Africa (English)
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AUG 17, 2016 WPS7798 Policy Research Working Paper
Samoa - Second Fiscal and Economic Reform Operation Project (English)
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AUG 16, 2016 107125 Program Document
Brazil - Fortaleza Sustainable Urban Development Project : resettlement plan : Brasil - Projeto Fortaleza Cidade Sustentável : marco de reassentamento (Portuguese)
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AUG 16, 2016 SFG2404 Resettlement Plan
Ghana - Economic Management Strengthening Project (English)
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AUG 09, 2016 PAD1619 Project Appraisal Document
Cotonou declaration (English)
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AUG 05, 2016 107676 Working Paper
Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (August 2016) (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 107518 Board Report
Productivity as the key to economic growth and development (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 108092 Brief
Geopolitics, aid, and growth: the impact of UN security council membership on the effectiveness of aid (English)
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JUL 26, 2016 WPS7771 Policy Research Working Paper
Quantifying uncertainties in global growth forecasts (English)
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JUL 26, 2016 WPS7770 Policy Research Working Paper
Sierra Leone - Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Governance Reform and Growth Grant Projects (English)
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JUL 25, 2016 ICR3645 Implementation Completion and Results Report
A comparative analysis of subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 WPS7755 Policy Research Working Paper
Jordan - Economic Opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian Refugees Program-for-Results (English)
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JUL 06, 2016 107270 Program Information Document
Bringing citizen voices to Nile Basin Development (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 107143 Brief