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Approximating income distribution dynamics using aggregate data (English)

This paper proposes a methodology to approximate individual income distribution dynamics using only time series data on aggregate moments of the income distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8123 JUN 27, 2017

Kraay,Aart C.; Van Der Weide,Roy Disclosed

On the predictability of growth (English)

A country's productive structure and competitiveness are harbingers of growth. Growth is a dynamic process based on capabilities that are difficult to define and measure across countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8117 JUN 26, 2017

Cristelli,Matthieu Claudio Ascagne; Tacchella,Andrea; Cader,Masud Z.; Roster,Kirstin Ingrid; Pietronero,Luciano Disclosed

Solomon Islands - Systematic country diagnostic : priorities for supporting poverty reduction and promoting shared prosperity (English)

Solomon Islands is a small, remote archipelago in the South Pacific that faces a fairly unique set of development challenges. Solomon Islands is now at a critical juncture in its development trajectory. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 115425 JUN 22, 2017

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Ukraine - Country partnership framework for the period FY17-21 (English)

The Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Ukraine covers the 5 years from FY17 to FY21. The CPF is aligned with the objectives of the country’s development strategy as outlined in the Government Program and Action Plan adopted in April 2017 and is based on the findings and recommendations of the World Bank Group (WBG) Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) for Ukraine. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 114516 JUN 20, 2017

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Ukraine - Country partnership framework for the period FY17-21 (English)

The Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Ukraine covers the 5 years from FY17 to FY21. The CPF is aligned with the objectives of the country’s development strategy as outlined in the Government Program and Action Plan adopted in April 2017 and is based on the findings and recommendations of the World Bank Group (WBG) Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) for Ukraine. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 114516 JUN 20, 2017

Disclosed

Heterogeneous effects of rural electrification: evidence from Bangladesh (English)

Achieving universal access to electricity is one of the most important energy policy goals set by governments in the developing world. The recent empirical literature, however, paints a mixed picture about the economic viability of rural electrification. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8102 JUN 12, 2017

Samad,Hussain A.; Zhang,Fan Disclosed

The World Bank monthly operational summary (English)

The World Bank Monthly Operational Summary (MOS) reports on the status of projects in the World Bank's pipeline from the time the operation is identified to the signing of the Loan, Credit, or Grant Agreement. ... See More +

Board Report 116328 JUN 12, 2017

Disclosed

Armenia - Social Investment and Local Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 24) : Environmental and social review checklist for construction of new DRR in Zovashen Community (English)

The objective of the Social Investment and Local Development Project for Armenia is to improve the quality and use of and access to community and intercommunity infrastructure. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3413 JUN 08, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

Credit composition, output composition, and external balances (English)

This paper builds on recent research examining the impact of finance on economic outcomes. Specifically, it asks whether credit extended to households and firms has an impact on the share of exports in gross domestic product and on the trade balance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8082 JUN 01, 2017

Islam,Roumeen Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic – A resilient economy… on a slow growth trajectory : with a special focus on : Kyrgyzstan's ailing energy sector (English)

The first part of the Economic Update analyzes recent macroeconomic trends and presents an assessment of the country's short- and medium-term outlook. ... See More +

Working Paper 115684 JUN 01, 2017

Russian Disclosed

Burundi - Local Development For Employment Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (English)

Environmental Assessment SFG3425 JUN 01, 2017

Rivero Riveros,Monica Patricia Disclosed

Georgia - Public expenditure review : building a sustainable future (English)

This Public Expenditure Review (PER) was prepared at the request of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia; its analysis of public spending is designed to inform the Georgian authorities on the fiscal policies that support growth and equity. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 114062 JUN 01, 2017

Tan,Congyan; Dolidze,Mariam Disclosed

Malaysia economic monitor : data for development (English)

Malaysia’s economic growth expanded strongly in first quarter (1Q) 2017. Gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate for 2017 is expected to accelerate to 4.9 percent, slightly above the government’s current projection range of 4.3 to 4.8 percent. ... See More +

Working Paper 116032 JUN 01, 2017

Munoz Moreno,Rafael; Simler,Kenneth; Teh Sharifuddin,Shakira Binti; Kunicova,Jana; Loh,Wei San; Chuah,Lay Lian; Fattal, Ricardo Alfredo Habalian; Gan,Gillian Chiah Ling; Vaira,Carolina Luisa; Arimuthu,Arividya P; Jeong, Yoo Nee; Georgieva,Dorina Peteva; Ulku,Hulya; Sudan,Randeep; Bruinooge,Geert Disclosed

Kosovo jobs diagnostic (English)

Kosovo's economy experienced strong growth over the past decade. Has growth translated into robust job creation? Do those in the bottom forty percent of the population have access to employment opportunities that can translate into sustainable shared prosperity? ... See More +

Working Paper ACS21442 JUN 01, 2017

Cojocaru,Alexandru Disclosed

World Bank Group country partnership framework for the Lao People's Democratic Republic, 2017-2021 (Vol. 2) (Laotian)

This document presents the World Bank Group (WBG) Country Partnership Framework (CPF) withthe Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) for 2017-2021. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 116234 JUN 01, 2017

Disclosed

World Bank Group country partnership framework for the Lao People's Democratic Republic, 2017-2021 (Vol. 2) (Laotian)

This document presents the World Bank Group (WBG) Country Partnership Framework (CPF) withthe Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) for 2017-2021. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 116234 JUN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Reaping richer returns from public expenditures in agriculture (English)

Zambia’s economy has picked up in 2017 from the tough conditions of 2015 and 2016. Copper priceshave firmed, but they remain low when compared to their peak. ... See More +

Working Paper 117003 JUN 01, 2017

Smith,Gregory; Chinzara,Zivanemoyo Disclosed

Sri Lanka development update - Spring 2017 (English)

Despite significant challenges, Sri Lanka's economic performance remained broadly satisfactory in 2016 and early 2017. The corrective policy measures taken in 2016 following expansionary fiscal and monetary policies implemented in the previous year have led to early signs of stabilization. ... See More +

Working Paper 116846 JUN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Does energy efficiency promote economic growth? : evidence from a multi-country and multi-sector panel data set (English)

This paper examines the causal relationship between energy efficiency and economic growth based on panel data for 56 high- and middle-income countries from 1978 to 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8077 MAY 30, 2017

Rajbhandari,Ashish; Zhang,Fan Disclosed

Nigeria - Kaduna State Economic Transformation Program-for-Results Project (English)

The development objective of Kaduna State Economic Transformation Program-for-Results Project for Nigeria is to improve the business enabling environment and strengthen fiscal management and accountability in Kaduna State. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 115032 MAY 30, 2017

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Approximating income distribution dynamics using aggregate data (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 WPS8123 Policy Research Working Paper
On the predictability of growth (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 WPS8117 Policy Research Working Paper
Solomon Islands - Systematic country diagnostic : priorities for supporting poverty reduction and promoting shared prosperity (English)
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JUN 22, 2017 115425 Systematic Country Diagnostic
Ukraine - Country partnership framework for the period FY17-21 (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 114516 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Ukraine - Country partnership framework for the period FY17-21 (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 114516 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Heterogeneous effects of rural electrification: evidence from Bangladesh (English)
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JUN 12, 2017 WPS8102 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank monthly operational summary (English)
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JUN 12, 2017 116328 Board Report
Armenia - Social Investment and Local Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 24) : Environmental and social review checklist for construction of new DRR in Zovashen Community (English)
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JUN 08, 2017 SFG3413 Environmental Assessment
Credit composition, output composition, and external balances (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 WPS8082 Policy Research Working Paper
Kyrgyz Republic – A resilient economy… on a slow growth trajectory : with a special focus on : Kyrgyzstan's ailing energy sector (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 115684 Working Paper Russian
Burundi - Local Development For Employment Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 SFG3425 Environmental Assessment
Georgia - Public expenditure review : building a sustainable future (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 114062 Public Expenditure Review
Malaysia economic monitor : data for development (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 116032 Working Paper
Kosovo jobs diagnostic (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 ACS21442 Working Paper
World Bank Group country partnership framework for the Lao People's Democratic Republic, 2017-2021 (Vol. 2) (Laotian)
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JUN 01, 2017 116234 Country Assistance Strategy Document
World Bank Group country partnership framework for the Lao People's Democratic Republic, 2017-2021 (Vol. 2) (Laotian)
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JUN 01, 2017 116234 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Reaping richer returns from public expenditures in agriculture (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 117003 Working Paper
Sri Lanka development update - Spring 2017 (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 116846 Working Paper
Does energy efficiency promote economic growth? : evidence from a multi-country and multi-sector panel data set (English)
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MAY 30, 2017 WPS8077 Policy Research Working Paper
Nigeria - Kaduna State Economic Transformation Program-for-Results Project (English)
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MAY 30, 2017 115032 Project Appraisal Document