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Philippine economic update : making growth work for the poor (English)

In the third quarter of 2014 (Q3), the Philippine economy expanded by 5.3 percent its slowest pace in 11 quarters. Growth slowed down due to the contraction of government spending on the demand side and agricultural production on the supply side. ... See More +

Working Paper 93530 JAN 16, 2015

More than copper: toward the diversification and stabilization of Zambian exports (English)

This paper analyzes Zambian export patterns using a new transaction-level trade data set for the period 1999-2011. The data show that, in international comparison, Zambian exports are exceptionally concentrated (on mining products). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7151 JAN 01, 2015

Brulhart, Marius; Dihel, Nora; Kukenova, Madina

The rise of China and labor market adjustments in Latin America (English)

This paper assesses the impact of the rise of China on the trade of Latin American and Caribbean economies. The study proposes an index to measure the impact on trade, which suggests sizable effects, especially in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Honduras, Mexico, and Paraguay. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7155 JAN 01, 2015

Artuc, Erhan; Lederman, Daniel; Rojas, Diego

Firm heterogeneity and costly trade: a new estimation strategy and policy experiments (English)

This paper builds a tractable partial equilibrium model to help explain the role of trade preferences given to developing countries, as well as the efficacy of various subsidy policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7156 JAN 01, 2015

Cherkashin, Ivan; Demidova, Svetlana; Kee, Hiau Looi; Krishna, Kala

Guatemala - Elements of a transport and logistics strategy (English)

This document has been produced by the World Bank to support the Government of Guatemala as it improves its transport and logistics sector management in pursuit of enhanced country competitiveness. ... See More +

Working Paper 93529 JAN 01, 2015

Dumitrescu, Anca C.; Smith, Graham; Osborne, Theresa K.

The global trade slowdown: cyclical or structural ? (English)

This paper focuses on the sluggish growth of world trade relative to income growth in recent years. The analysis uses an empirical strategy based on an error correction model to assess whether the global trade slowdown is structural or cyclical. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7158 JAN 01, 2015

Constantinescu, Cristina; Mattoo, Aaditya; Ruta, Michele

Survival is for the fittest: export survival patterns in Georgia (English)

This paper analyzes the determinants of export flow survival in Georgia. The paper uses a unique Georgian firm-level data set, in which firms' characteristics and output dynamics are matched with their customs' export transactions, for the period 2006-12. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7161 JAN 01, 2015

Martuscelli, Antonio; Varela, Gonzalo

Entrepreneurship and the allocation of government spending under imperfect markets (English)

Previous studies have established a negative relationship between total government spending and entrepreneurship activity. However, the relationship between the composition of government spending and entrepreneurial activity has been woefully under-researched. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7163 JAN 01, 2015

Islam, Asif

Benefits of the ECOWAS CET and EPA will outweigh costs in Nigeria, but competitiveness is the real issue (English)

This note analyzes the benefits of ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET) and Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will outweigh costs in Nigeria, but competitiveness is the real issue. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 93642 JAN 01, 2015

Coste, Antoine; von Uexkull, Erik

Towards an integrated market for seeds and fertilizers in West Africa (English)

To improve farmer access to quality seeds and fertilizers, West African governments have been working through economic community of West African states (ECOWAS) and other regional organizations to develop harmonized rules for input trade for many years. ... See More +

Working Paper 93630 JAN 01, 2015

Keyser, John C.; Eilitta, Marjatta; Dimithe, Georges; Ayoola, Gbolagade; Sene, Louis

Coping with floods, strengthening growth (English)

Coping with Floods, Strengthening Growth, from the South East Europe Regular Economic Report explains that South East Europe’s (SEE6)’s economy is estimated to have stagnated in 2014 on the back of flood-induced contraction in Serbia and a sharp slowdown in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 93611 JAN 01, 2015

Can we measure resilience ? a proposed method and evidence from countries in the Sahel (English)

Although resilience has become a popular concept in studies of poverty and vulnerability, it has been difficult to obtain a credible measure of resilience. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7170 JAN 01, 2015

Alfani, Federica; Dabalen, Andrew; Fisker, Peter; Molini, Vasco

Gender inequality and growth: the case of rich vs. poor countries (English)

This paper uses cross-section data for 107 countries to explore the relationship between gender inequality and economic growth. The paper departs from the literature by using a broad measure of gender inequality that goes well beyond gender inequality in education, which has been the focus of most studies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7172 JAN 01, 2015

Amin, Mohammad; Kuntchev, Veselin; Schmidt, Martin

Estimating parameters and structural change in CGE models using a Bayesian cross-entropy estimation approach (English)

This paper uses a three-step Bayesian cross-entropy estimation approach in an environment of noisy and scarce data to estimate behavioral parameters for a computable general equilibrium model. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7174 JAN 01, 2015

Go, Delfin S.; Lofgren, Hans; Mendez Ramos, Fabian; Robinson, Sherman

Competition in Kenyan markets and its impact on income and poverty : a case study on sugar and maize (English)

This paper investigates the link between competitive, well-functioning food markets and consumer welfare. The paper explores two key food markets in Kenya -- sugar and maize -- and argues that a variety of factors conspire to distort market prices upward. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7179 JAN 01, 2015

Argent, Jonathan; Begazo, Tania

Cameroon - CAMEROON--Equity and Quality for Improved Learning Project : P133338 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR17313 DEC 31, 2014

0000A8056

Nepal - Road Sector Development Project : P095977 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 13 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR16903 DEC 19, 2014

0000A8056

DECPG daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in Europe and Central Asia, and Latin America and Caribbean. ... See More +

Newsletter 93249 DEC 13, 2014

Chen, Derek; Ju Kim, Eung; Kida, Mizuho

Sri Lanka - SL- Road Sector Assistance Project : P086411 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 20 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR14925 DEC 10, 2014

Rajapaksa,Amali

Benin-Tenth Poverty Reduction Support Credit (English)

Project Information Document AB7673 DEC 10, 2014

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Philippine economic update : making growth work for the poor (English)
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JAN 16, 2015 93530 Working Paper
More than copper: toward the diversification and stabilization of Zambian exports (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7151 Policy Research Working Paper
The rise of China and labor market adjustments in Latin America (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7155 Policy Research Working Paper
Firm heterogeneity and costly trade: a new estimation strategy and policy experiments (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7156 Policy Research Working Paper
Guatemala - Elements of a transport and logistics strategy (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93529 Working Paper
The global trade slowdown: cyclical or structural ? (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7158 Policy Research Working Paper
Survival is for the fittest: export survival patterns in Georgia (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7161 Policy Research Working Paper
Entrepreneurship and the allocation of government spending under imperfect markets (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2015 WPS7163 Policy Research Working Paper
Benefits of the ECOWAS CET and EPA will outweigh costs in Nigeria, but competitiveness is the real issue (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2015 93642 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Towards an integrated market for seeds and fertilizers in West Africa (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2015 93630 Working Paper
Coping with floods, strengthening growth (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2015 93611 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Can we measure resilience ? a proposed method and evidence from countries in the Sahel (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2015 WPS7170 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender inequality and growth: the case of rich vs. poor countries (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2015 WPS7172 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating parameters and structural change in CGE models using a Bayesian cross-entropy estimation approach (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2015 WPS7174 Policy Research Working Paper
Competition in Kenyan markets and its impact on income and poverty : a case study on sugar and maize (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2015 WPS7179 Policy Research Working Paper
Cameroon - CAMEROON--Equity and Quality for Improved Learning Project : P133338 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)
See More +
DEC 31, 2014 ISR17313 Implementation Status and Results Report
Nepal - Road Sector Development Project : P095977 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 13 (English)
See More +
DEC 19, 2014 ISR16903 Implementation Status and Results Report
DECPG daily economic news (English)
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DEC 13, 2014 93249 Newsletter
Sri Lanka - SL- Road Sector Assistance Project : P086411 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 20 (English)
See More +
DEC 10, 2014 ISR14925 Implementation Status and Results Report
Benin-Tenth Poverty Reduction Support Credit (English)
See More +
DEC 10, 2014 AB7673 Project Information Document