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Lebanon Economic Monitor: A geo-economy of risks and reward (English,Arabic,French)

The geo-economy presents Lebanon with challenges associated with being a nexus for regional fault lines and risks from its dependence on capital inflows. ... See More +

Working Paper 105995 JUL 01, 2016

Harake,Wissam; Matta,Samer Naji; Hasna,Zeina Disclosed

Aging, trade, and migration (English)

This study considers the role of demand-driven changes arising from population aging and how they affect the pattern of international trade as well as trade and immigration policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7740 JUN 30, 2016

Chisik,Richard Asher; Onder,Harun; Qirjo,Dhimitri Disclosed

Inherited wealth and demographic aging (English)

The role of inherited wealth in modern economies has increasingly come under scrutiny. This study presents one of the first attempts to shed light on how demographic aging could shape this role. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7739 JUN 30, 2016

Onder,Harun; Pestieau,Pierre Disclosed

Euro currency risk and the geography of debt flows to peripheral European monetary union members (English)

The pattern of debt flows to peripheral European Monetary Union members seems puzzling: they are mostly indirect and channeled through the large countries of the European Monetary Union. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7738 JUN 30, 2016

Ersal-Kiziler,Eylem; Nguyen,Ha Minh Disclosed

Sectoral productivity gaps and aggregate productivity (English)

This paper examines the role of changes in sectoral productivity gaps over time in accounting for growth realized by countries over the past few decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7737 JUN 29, 2016

Sinha,Rishabh Disclosed

Dynamics of rural growth in Bangladesh : sustaining poverty reduction (English)

The rural economy in Bangladesh has powerfully advanced economic growth and substantially reduced poverty, especially since 2000, but the remarkable transformation and unprecedented dynamism in rural Bangladesh remain an underexplored, underappreciated, and largely untold story. ... See More +

Publication 106579 JUN 29, 2016

Gautam,Madhur; Faruqee,Rashidur R. Disclosed

Financial regulation and government revenue : the effects of a policy change in Ethiopia (English)

Financial regulation affects government revenue whenever it imposes both the mandatory quantity and price of government bonds. This paper studies a banking regulation adopted by the National Bank of Ethiopia in April 2011, which forces all private banks to purchase a fixed negative-yield government bond in proportion to private sector lending. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7733 JUN 28, 2016

Limodio,Nicola; Strobbe,Francesco 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

Georgia - Second phase of the economic impact of East-West highway investments on exports through gravity modeling (English)

The objective of this study is to assess the impact of the East-West Highway improvement program on Georgia’s ability to access international markets. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS17153 JUN 27, 2016

Monsalve,Maria Carolina Disclosed

From commitment to delivery : 2030 development agenda - presentation (English)

This PowerPoint presentation provides background information for the informal meeting of the Executive Directors scheduled to be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 106604 JUN 23, 2016

Disclosed

Do fiscal multipliers depend on fiscal positions ? (English)

This paper analyzes the relationship between fiscal multipliers and fiscal positions of governments using an Interactive Panel Vector Auto Regression model and a large data-set of advanced and developing economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7724 JUN 22, 2016

Huidrom,Raju; Kose,Ayhan; Lim,Jamus Jerome; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte Disclosed

Challenges of fiscal policy in emerging and developing economies (English)

This paper presents a systematic analysis of the availability and use of fiscal space in emerging and developing economies. These economies built fiscal space in the run-up to the Great Recession of 2008-09, which was then used for stimulus. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7725 JUN 22, 2016

Huidrom,Raju; Kose,Ayhan; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte Disclosed

Financial systems, growth, and volatility : searching for the perfect fit (English)

This paper builds on recent research examining the impact of finance on growth, looking at the effect of the financial system on volatility in gross domestic product per capita and consumption per capita growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7723 JUN 21, 2016

Islam,Roumeen Disclosed

Financing the reconstruction of public capital after a natural disaster (English)

When a natural disaster destroys public capital, these direct losses are exacerbated by indirect losses arising from reduced output while reconstruction takes place. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7718 JUN 21, 2016

Bevan,David L.; Adam,Christopher Disclosed

Pakistan - Competitiveness and growth development policy financing : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 106593 JUN 21, 2016

Disclosed

Inflation targeting and exchange rate volatility in emerging markets (English)

The paper investigates the relevance of the exchange rate on the reaction function of the central banks of 24 emerging market economies for the period 2000Q1 to 2015Q2. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7712 JUN 20, 2016

Cabral,Rene; Carneiro,Francisco Galrao; Mollick,Andre Varella Disclosed

Openness, specialization, and the external vulnerability of developing countries (English)

Deepening real and financial integration of developing countries into the world economy has prompted renewed interest in the contribution of external shocks to their macroeconomic fluctuations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7711 JUN 20, 2016

Barrot Araya,Luis Diego; Calderon,Cesar; Serven,Luis Disclosed

IFC Strategy & Business Outlook FY17-19 : responding to economic volatility (English)

Board Report 106493 JUN 20, 2016

Disclosed

Expediting trade : impact evaluation of an in-house clearance program (English)

Despite the importance of trade facilitation as an area of trade and development policy, there have been very few impact evaluations of specific trade facilitation reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7708 JUN 20, 2016

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Berg,Claudia N. Disclosed

Social capital, trust, and well-being in the evaluation of wealth (English)

This paper combines theory with data from different domains to provide an empirical analysis of the scale and variability of social capital as wealth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7707 JUN 20, 2016

Hamilton,Kirk E.; Helliwell,John F.; Woolcock,Michael Disclosed

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Lebanon Economic Monitor: A geo-economy of risks and reward (English,Arabic,French)
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JUL 01, 2016 105995 Working Paper
Aging, trade, and migration (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 WPS7740 Policy Research Working Paper
Inherited wealth and demographic aging (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 WPS7739 Policy Research Working Paper
Euro currency risk and the geography of debt flows to peripheral European monetary union members (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 WPS7738 Policy Research Working Paper
Sectoral productivity gaps and aggregate productivity (English)
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JUN 29, 2016 WPS7737 Policy Research Working Paper
Dynamics of rural growth in Bangladesh : sustaining poverty reduction (English)
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JUN 29, 2016 106579 Publication
Financial regulation and government revenue : the effects of a policy change in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 WPS7733 Policy Research Working Paper
Who benefited from Burundi's demobilization program ? (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 WPS7732 Policy Research Working Paper
Georgia - Second phase of the economic impact of East-West highway investments on exports through gravity modeling (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 AUS17153 Working Paper
From commitment to delivery : 2030 development agenda - presentation (English)
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JUN 23, 2016 106604 Board Report
Do fiscal multipliers depend on fiscal positions ? (English)
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JUN 22, 2016 WPS7724 Policy Research Working Paper
Challenges of fiscal policy in emerging and developing economies (English)
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JUN 22, 2016 WPS7725 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial systems, growth, and volatility : searching for the perfect fit (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7723 Policy Research Working Paper
Financing the reconstruction of public capital after a natural disaster (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7718 Policy Research Working Paper
Pakistan - Competitiveness and growth development policy financing : chair summary (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 106593 Board Summary
Inflation targeting and exchange rate volatility in emerging markets (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7712 Policy Research Working Paper
Openness, specialization, and the external vulnerability of developing countries (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7711 Policy Research Working Paper
IFC Strategy & Business Outlook FY17-19 : responding to economic volatility (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 106493 Board Report
Expediting trade : impact evaluation of an in-house clearance program (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7708 Policy Research Working Paper
Social capital, trust, and well-being in the evaluation of wealth (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7707 Policy Research Working Paper