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Does Media Stimulate Reform Efforts ? (English)

This paper investigates to what extent media impacts political decisions. A viable practical approach to test the relationship between mass media and political actions is through the use of the World Bank’s Doing Business data, specifically, by assessing local media coverage of Doing Business and implementation of business regulatory reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8984 AUG 16, 2019

Ramalho,Rita; Saltane,Valentina Disclosed

Political Connections and Financial Constraints : Evidence from Transition Countries (English)

This paper examines whether political connections ease financial constraints faced by firms. Using firm-level data from six Central and Eastern European economies, the paper shows that politically connected firms: (i) have high levels of leverage, (ii) have low levels of profitability, (iii) are less capitalized, (iv) have low marginal productivity of capital, and (v) do not invest more than unconnected firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8956 AUG 06, 2019

Bussolo,Maurizio; De Nicola,Francesca; Panizza,Ugo G.; Varghese,Richard Disclosed

Project Information Document (Concept Stage) - CH-Second Gansu Cultural and Natural Heritage Protection and Development Project - P149528 : Concept Program Information Document (PID) - Solomon Islands Development Policy Operation - P167465 (English)

Program Information Document PIDC26855 AUG 05, 2019

Robinson,Anna Elizabeth Disclosed

BDIF_Annual Report_2018 (English)

Auditing Document AUD0023920 AUG 04, 2019

Wasike,Moses Sabuni Disclosed

Concept Project Information Document (PID) - Himachal Pradesh State Roads Transformation Program - P163328 (English)

Project Information Document PIDISDSC21659 JUL 30, 2019

Mitiku,Tesfamichael Nahusenay Disclosed

TF-A4498_Audit Report_2017-2018_eng (English)

Auditing Document AUD0022747 JUL 22, 2019

Soltis,Anastasia Disclosed

Disclosable Restructuring Paper - St. Petersburg Economic Development Project - P069063 (English)

Project Paper RES37986 JUL 18, 2019

Shadrunova,Tatyana Disclosed

Where They Live : District-Level Measures of Poverty, Average Consumption, and the Middle Class in Central Asia (English)

Rapid economic growth over the past two decades lifted millions of people out of poverty in Central Asia. But the uneven spread of prosperity left many communities struggling to catch up. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8940 JUL 11, 2019

Seitz,William Hutchins Disclosed

Where They Live : District-Level Measures of Poverty, Average Consumption, and the Middle Class in Central Asia (English)

Rapid economic growth over the past two decades lifted millions of people out of poverty in Central Asia. But the uneven spread of prosperity left many communities struggling to catch up. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 139142 JUL 11, 2019

Seitz,William Hutchins Disclosed

Concept Environmental and Social Review Summary (ESRS) - St. Lucia Human Capital Resilience Project - P170445 (English)

Environmental and Social Review Summary ESRSC00702 JUL 10, 2019

Powers,Shawn Michael Disclosed

Governing Infrastructure Regulators in Fragile Environments : Principles and Implementation Manual (English)

Countries exiting conflict and fragility face many urgent priorities and almost invariably suffer from substantial infrastructure deficits. There is typically very little infrastructure investment during periods of fragility and conflict, and existing installations are often damaged or destroyed. ... See More +

Publication 139117 JUL 10, 2019

Disclosed

LN8534-P148071-Tongren Transport-Guizhou Audit Report 2018-Public (English)

Auditing Document AUD0022157 JUL 07, 2019

Wang,Yan Disclosed

Taking Stock : Recent Economic Developments of Vietnam – Special Focus : Vietnam's Tourism Developments - Stepping Back from the Tipping Point- Vietnam's Tourism Trends, Challenges and Policy Priorities (Vietnamese)

The external environment has deteriorated during the first half of 2019, and downside riskspredominate in the near-term. Global GDP growth is projected to decline to 2.6 percent in 2019 from 3 percent in 2018, reflecting broad-based weakness in advanced economies and major Emerging Market and Developing Economies. ... See More +

Working Paper 138475 JUL 01, 2019

Dinh,Viet Tuan; De Kleine Feige,Annette I.; Pham,Duc Minh; Eckardt,Sebastian; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Kojucharov,Nikola Denchev; Mtonya,Brian G. Disclosed

Taking Stock : Recent Economic Developments of Vietnam – Special Focus : Vietnam's Tourism Developments - Stepping Back from the Tipping Point- Vietnam's Tourism Trends, Challenges and Policy Priorities (English)

The external environment has deteriorated during the first half of 2019, and downside riskspredominate in the near-term. Global GDP growth is projected to decline to 2.6 percent in 2019 from 3 percent in 2018, reflecting broad-based weakness in advanced economies and major Emerging Market and Developing Economies. ... See More +

Working Paper 138475 JUL 01, 2019

Dinh,Viet Tuan; De Kleine Feige,Annette I.; Pham,Duc Minh; Eckardt,Sebastian; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Kojucharov,Nikola Denchev; Mtonya,Brian G. Disclosed

Papua New Guinea Economic Update : Recovery Amid Uncertainty (English)

Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) economy has started recovering from a series of external shocks, but its growth outlook remains fragile due to rising uncertainties. ... See More +

Working Paper 138863 JUL 01, 2019

Sarsenov,Ilyas; Grinyer,John Joseph Scott; Obeyesekere,Sheannal Anthony Manindha; Vadnjal,Danny Tony; Oliver,Allan Tobalbal Disclosed

Structural Change Rediscovered : The Role of Human and Physical Capital (English)

Changes in economic structures are an essential feature of development. But how are these brought about? A growing body of evidence underscores the transformative role that human and physical capital can have in enhancing and sustaining economic growth. ... See More +

Brief 139479 JUL 01, 2019

Martins,Pedro Miguel Gaspar Disclosed

Colombia - Medium-sized Cities BRTs : Technical Assistance - Diagnosis and Recommendations Executive Summary (English)

After More than twenty years of implementation, Colombia and the National urban transport program (NUTP) is a global example when it comes to articulation of national government support to urban transport. ... See More +

Report 139993 JUL 01, 2019

Disclosed

Concept Project Information Document (PID) - Tax Administration and Statistical System Modernization Project - P163711 (English)

Project Information Document PIDISDSC23050 JUN 28, 2019

Biletska,Nataliya Disclosed

Indonesia - Changes in Wealth and Natural Capital (English)

Indonesia’s wealth per capita expanded 42 percent from 1995 to 2014, outperforming lower middle-income countries globally. As a middle-income country with strong agricultural roots, Indonesia’s share of natural capital at more than twenty percent is higher than the global average. ... See More +

Report 139738 JUN 28, 2019

Disclosed

Implementation Completion and Results Report (ICR) Document - Strengthening Financial Management Functions of Line Ministries in South East Europe - P160499 (English)

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR00004841 JUN 27, 2019

Marijanovic,Lamija Disclosed

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Does Media Stimulate Reform Efforts ? (English)
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AUG 16, 2019 WPS8984 Policy Research Working Paper
Political Connections and Financial Constraints : Evidence from Transition Countries (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 WPS8956 Policy Research Working Paper
Project Information Document (Concept Stage) - CH-Second Gansu Cultural and Natural Heritage Protection and Development Project - P149528 : Concept Program Information Document (PID) - Solomon Islands Development Policy Operation - P167465 (English)
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AUG 05, 2019 PIDC26855 Program Information Document
BDIF_Annual Report_2018 (English)
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AUG 04, 2019 AUD0023920 Auditing Document
Concept Project Information Document (PID) - Himachal Pradesh State Roads Transformation Program - P163328 (English)
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JUL 30, 2019 PIDISDSC21659 Project Information Document
TF-A4498_Audit Report_2017-2018_eng (English)
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JUL 22, 2019 AUD0022747 Auditing Document
Disclosable Restructuring Paper - St. Petersburg Economic Development Project - P069063 (English)
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JUL 18, 2019 RES37986 Project Paper
Where They Live : District-Level Measures of Poverty, Average Consumption, and the Middle Class in Central Asia (English)
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JUL 11, 2019 WPS8940 Policy Research Working Paper
Where They Live : District-Level Measures of Poverty, Average Consumption, and the Middle Class in Central Asia (English)
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JUL 11, 2019 139142 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Concept Environmental and Social Review Summary (ESRS) - St. Lucia Human Capital Resilience Project - P170445 (English)
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JUL 10, 2019 ESRSC00702 Environmental and Social Review Summary
Governing Infrastructure Regulators in Fragile Environments : Principles and Implementation Manual (English)
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JUL 10, 2019 139117 Publication
LN8534-P148071-Tongren Transport-Guizhou Audit Report 2018-Public (English)
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JUL 07, 2019 AUD0022157 Auditing Document
Taking Stock : Recent Economic Developments of Vietnam – Special Focus : Vietnam's Tourism Developments - Stepping Back from the Tipping Point- Vietnam's Tourism Trends, Challenges and Policy Priorities (Vietnamese)
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JUL 01, 2019 138475 Working Paper
Taking Stock : Recent Economic Developments of Vietnam – Special Focus : Vietnam's Tourism Developments - Stepping Back from the Tipping Point- Vietnam's Tourism Trends, Challenges and Policy Priorities (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 138475 Working Paper
Papua New Guinea Economic Update : Recovery Amid Uncertainty (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 138863 Working Paper
Structural Change Rediscovered : The Role of Human and Physical Capital (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 139479 Brief
Colombia - Medium-sized Cities BRTs : Technical Assistance - Diagnosis and Recommendations Executive Summary (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 139993 Report
Concept Project Information Document (PID) - Tax Administration and Statistical System Modernization Project - P163711 (English)
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JUN 28, 2019 PIDISDSC23050 Project Information Document
Indonesia - Changes in Wealth and Natural Capital (English)
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JUN 28, 2019 139738 Report
Implementation Completion and Results Report (ICR) Document - Strengthening Financial Management Functions of Line Ministries in South East Europe - P160499 (English)
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JUN 27, 2019 ICR00004841 Implementation Completion and Results Report