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Statement by H.E. Sommai Phasee at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by H.E. Sommai Phasee at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. He discusses about the Growth in the global economy in 2015 is projected at 3.9 percent (WEO, October 2014), driven mostly by stronger than expected projections for some advanced economies. ... See More +

Board Report 91386 OCT 11, 2014

Phasee, H.E. Sommai

Statement by Mukhisa Kituyi at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Mukhisa Kituyi at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. She discusses about the world economy continues to grow at significantly lower rates than before the crisis. ... See More +

Board Report 91394 OCT 11, 2014

Kituyi, Mukhisa

Statement by Mr. Roberto Azevedo at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Roberto Azevedo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. ... See More +

Board Report 91402 OCT 11, 2014

Statement by Hon. Maria Kiwanuka at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Hon. Maria Kiwanuka, at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. He discusses about the economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is projected to remain robust in 2014 at about 4.7 percent, continuing to be underpinned by large investments in infrastructure, mining and manufacturing. ... See More +

Board Report 91396 OCT 11, 2014

Kiwanuka, Hon. Maria K

CGE analysis of the impact of foreign direct investment and tariff reform on female and male wages (English)

This study analyzes the impact on male and female wages of tariff reform and the reduction of regulatory barriers faced by domestic and foreign firms operating in business services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7073 OCT 10, 2014

Latorre, Maria C.

The economic impact of the 2014 Ebola epidemic : short and medium term estimates for West Africa (English)

The 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa has taken a devastating human toll. Although the outbreak originated in rural Guinea, it has hit hardest in Liberia and Sierra Leone, in part because it has reached urban areas in these two countries, a factor that distinguishes this outbreak from previous episodes elsewhere. ... See More +

Working Paper 91219 OCT 07, 2014

Simulating distributional impacts of macro-dynamics : theory and practical applications (English)

The automated DEC poverty tables (ADePT) simulation module, one of several modules in the ADePT platform, offers a useful methodological framework for analysts interested in measuring how macroeconomic projections may affect households. ... See More +

Publication 91348 OCT 07, 2014

Olivieri, Sergio; Radyakin, Sergiy; Kolenikov, Stainslav; Lokshin, Michael; Narayan, Ambar; Sanchez-Paramo, Carolina

A dynamic spatial model of rural-urban transformation with public goods (English)

This paper develops a dynamic model that explains the pattern of population and production allocation in an economy with an urban location and a rural one. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7051 OCT 01, 2014

Biller, Dan; Andres, Luis; Cuberes, David

Domestic obstacles to trade and transport in Nigeria and their impact on competitiveness (English)

This note analyzes domestic obstacles to trade and transport in Nigeria and their impact on competitiveness. Among other sources, the note uses data collected during a field study on livestock and leather trade along the Lagos-Kano corridor, the main trade route in the country. ... See More +

Brief 91124 OCT 01, 2014

Coste, Antoine

Africa's Pulse (English)

This issue is an analysis of issues shaping Africa's economic future. Growth remains stable in Sub-Saharan Africa. Some countries are seeing a slowdown, but the region's economic prospects remain broadly favorable. ... See More +

Newsletter 91207 OCT 01, 2014

Agricultural productivity, hired labor, wages and poverty : evidence from Bangladesh (English)

This paper provides evidence on the effects of agricultural productivity on wage rates, labor supply to market oriented activities, and labor allocation between own farming and wage labor in agriculture. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7056 OCT 01, 2014

Emran, Shahe; Shilpi, Forhad

MENA economic monitor : corrosive subsidies (English)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region is home to 5.5 percent of the world's population, 3.3 percent of its GDP and 48 percent of its energy subsidies. ... See More +

Working Paper 91210 OCT 01, 2014

Devarajan, Shanta; Mottaghi, Lili; Iqbal, Farrukh; Mundaca, Gabriela; Laursen, Maria; Vagliasindi, Maria; Commander, Simon; Chaal-Dabi, Isabelle

Enhancing competitiveness in an uncertain world (English)

The East Asia Pacific economic update is a joint product of the Office of the Chief Economist, East Asia and Pacific Region, and the Macro and Fiscal Management Global Practice, supported by the Development Prospects Group. ... See More +

Working Paper 91233 OCT 01, 2014

Spatafora, Nikola; Ollero, Antonio; Vashakmadze, Ekaterine; Sun, Yan; Cerdan-Infantes, Pedro; Ahsan, Ahmad; Horscroft, Virginia; Addison, Douglas; Choi, Young Il; Hu, Bingjie; Sander, Frederico Gil; Edwards, Kim; Haque, Tobias; Knight, David; Stamm, Diane; Adriani, Magda; Aldaz-Carroll, Enrique; Beck, Hans Anand; Bhaopichitr, Kirida; Kendrick, Karl; Chua, Tiu; D'Hoore, Alain; Davading, Somneuk; Dinh, Viet Tuan; Edwards, Kim Alan; Fitrani, Fitria; Haque, Tobias; Horscrof, Virginia; Hu, Bingjie; Jiang, Yi; Kaiser, Kai; Knight, David; Lee, Tae Hyun; Limkin, Joseph Louie; Ly, Sodeth; Mariano, Paul; Nthara, Khwima; Pan, Lucy; Phimmahasay, Keomanivone; Record, Richard; Sander, Frederico Gil; Shiilegmaa, Altantsetseg; Sienaert, Alex; Smits, Karlis; Taylor, Ashley; Yoong, Pui Shen; Zin, May Thet

Agricultural policies and trade paths in Turkey (English)

In 1959, shortly after the European Economic Community was founded under the 1957 Treaty of Rome, Turkey applied for Associate Membership in the then six-member common market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7059 OCT 01, 2014

Larson, Donald F.; Martin, Will; Sahin, Sebnem; Tsigas, Marino

The critical mass approach to achieve a deal on green goods and services : what is on the table? how much to expect ? (English)

At the Davos forum of January 2014, a group of 14 countries pledged to launch negotiations on liberalizing trade in "green goods" (also known as "environmental" goods), focusing on the elimination of tariffs for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation list of 54 products. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7061 OCT 01, 2014

de Melo, Jaime; Vijil, Mariana

Green subsidies and the WTO (English)

This paper provides a detailed explanation how the law of the World Trade Organization regulates environmental subsidies with a focus on renewable energy subsidies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7060 OCT 01, 2014

Charnovitz, Steve

Credit conditions and foreign direct investment during the global financial crisis (English)

This paper investigates the effect that tight credit conditions had on outward foreign direct investment flows during the 2008-2010 global financial crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7063 OCT 01, 2014

Desbordes, Rodolphe; Wei, Shang-Jin

Urban infrastructure investment and rent-capture potentials (English)

In a context of rapid urbanization and energy transition, massive investments will be required to develop efficient public transport networks. Capturing the increase in land value caused by transport infrastructure (for example, through a betterment tax) appears a promising way to finance public transport. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7067 OCT 01, 2014

Viguie, V.; Hallegatte, S.

The effects of financial development on foreign direct investment (English)

This paper examines how financial development influences foreign direct investment. The direct and indirect sector-specific effects that source countries' financial development and destination countries' financial development can have on foreign direct investment are first identified in a conceptual framework. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7065 OCT 01, 2014

Desbordes, Rodolphe; Wei, Shang-Jin

The second wave of independence : shopping for solutions (English)

In the 21st century, many developing countries will become emerging markets and will no longer be in need of the carrot-and-stick approach to development assistance most prevalent today: development financing made available conditional on certain policies and interventions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7069 OCT 01, 2014

Gaarder, Marie M.; Bartsch, Ulrich

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Statement by H.E. Sommai Phasee at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91386 Board Report
Statement by Mukhisa Kituyi at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91394 Board Report
Statement by Mr. Roberto Azevedo at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91402 Board Report
Statement by Hon. Maria Kiwanuka at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91396 Board Report
CGE analysis of the impact of foreign direct investment and tariff reform on female and male wages (English)
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OCT 10, 2014 WPS7073 Policy Research Working Paper
The economic impact of the 2014 Ebola epidemic : short and medium term estimates for West Africa (English)
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OCT 07, 2014 91219 Working Paper
Simulating distributional impacts of macro-dynamics : theory and practical applications (English)
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OCT 07, 2014 91348 Publication
A dynamic spatial model of rural-urban transformation with public goods (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7051 Policy Research Working Paper
Domestic obstacles to trade and transport in Nigeria and their impact on competitiveness (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91124 Brief
Africa's Pulse (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91207 Newsletter
Agricultural productivity, hired labor, wages and poverty : evidence from Bangladesh (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7056 Policy Research Working Paper
MENA economic monitor : corrosive subsidies (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91210 Working Paper
Enhancing competitiveness in an uncertain world (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91233 Working Paper
Agricultural policies and trade paths in Turkey (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7059 Policy Research Working Paper
The critical mass approach to achieve a deal on green goods and services : what is on the table? how much to expect ? (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7061 Policy Research Working Paper
Green subsidies and the WTO (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7060 Policy Research Working Paper
Credit conditions and foreign direct investment during the global financial crisis (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7063 Policy Research Working Paper
Urban infrastructure investment and rent-capture potentials (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7067 Policy Research Working Paper
The effects of financial development on foreign direct investment (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7065 Policy Research Working Paper
The second wave of independence : shopping for solutions (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7069 Policy Research Working Paper