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Economic monitoring report to the ad hoc liaison committee (English)

This report covers two distinct subjects. Chapter I of the report, as has been the norm with the World Bank Ad Hoc Liaison Committee report, focuses on the assessment of recent macroeconomic and fiscal developments and government policies in West Bank and Gaza. ... See More +

Working Paper 96601 MAY 27, 2015

Transport infrastructure and welfare : an application to Nigeria (English)

Transport infrastructure is deemed to be central to development and consumes a large fraction of the development assistance envelope. Yet there is debate about the economic impact of road projects. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7271 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel

Infrastructure in conflict-prone and fragile environments : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

In conflict-prone situations, access to markets is necessary to restore economic growth and generate the preconditions for peace and reconstruction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7273 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel

Agricultural technology choice and transport (English)

This paper addresses an old and recurring theme in development economics: the slow adoption of new technologies by farmers in many developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7272 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel

When winners feel like losers : evidence from an energy subsidy reform (English)

In 2011 the Government of El Salvador implemented a reform to the gas subsidy that increased the welfare of households in all but the top two deciles of the income distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7265 MAY 15, 2015

Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar; Cunha,Barbara; Trezzi,Riccardo

Latin America and the rising south : changing world, changing priorities (English)

The world economy is not what it used to be twenty years ago. For most of the 20th century, the world economy was characterized by developed (North) countries acting as center to a periphery of developing (South) countries. ... See More +

Publication 96467 MAY 13, 2015

De La Torre,Augusto; Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Ize,Alain; Lederman,Daniel; Schmukler,Sergio L.

Latin America and the rising south : changing world, changing priorities (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)

The world economy is not what it used to be twenty years ago. For most of the 20th century, the world economy was characterized by developed (North) countries acting as center to a periphery of developing (South) countries. ... See More +

Publication 96467 MAY 13, 2015

De La Torre,Augusto; Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Ize,Alain; Lederman,Daniel; Schmukler,Sergio L. Spanish

Does access to foreign markets shape internal migration ? evidence from Brazil (English)

This paper investigates how internal migration is affected by Brazil’s increased integration into the world economy. It analyzes the impact of regional differences in access to foreign demand on sector-specific bilateral migration rates between the Brazilian states for the years 1995 to 2003. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7264 MAY 12, 2015

Hering,Laura; Paillacar,Rodrigo

The local economic impacts of resource abundance : what have we learned ? (English)

What are the socioeconomic impacts of resource abundance? Are these effects different at the national and local levels? How could resource booms benefit (or harm) local communities? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7263 MAY 12, 2015

Aragona,Fernando M.; Chuhan-Pole,Punam; Land,Bryan Christopher

Romania - Macro monitoring report Q2 2015 (English)

High frequency indicators and business surveys anticipate improvements in economic activity and employment in the second quarter of 2015. Domestic demand is projected to remain the driver of growth in 2015, when one expects the economy to expand by around 3 percent. ... See More +

Brief 96302 MAY 01, 2015

Kazakhstan - Low oil prices; an opportunity to reform (English)

Kazakhstan’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth slowed in 2014 because of weak demand and the fall in oil prices. Government policies were directed to mitigating the impact of lower oil prices on growth. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 96195 MAY 01, 2015

Madani,Dorsati H.; Sarsenov,Ilyas Russian

Kazakhstan - Low oil prices; an opportunity to reform (Russian)

Kazakhstan’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth slowed in 2014 because of weak demand and the fall in oil prices. Government policies were directed to mitigating the impact of lower oil prices on growth. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 96195 MAY 01, 2015

Madani,Dorsati H.; Sarsenov,Ilyas English

African mining, gender, and local employment (English)

It is a contentious issue whether large scale mining creates local employment, and the sector has been accused of hurting women’s labor supply and economic opportunities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7251 APR 27, 2015

Kotsadam,Andreas; Tolonen,Anja Karolina

Costa Rica - Systematic country diagnostic (English)

Costa Rica is a small country, with ambitious economic, social, and environmental goals. The country covers a land area of 19,700 square miles (51,100 square kilometers), with a population of 4.7 million, of which about two-thirds live in urban areas. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 96280 APR 22, 2015

Household responses to shocks in rural Ethiopia : livestock as a buffer stock (English)

This paper uses a stochastic dynamic programming model to characterize the optimal savings-consumption decisions and the role of livestock inventories as a buffer stock in rural Ethiopia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7244 APR 21, 2015

Ali,Daniel Ayalew

Trade agreements and enforcement : evidence from WTO dispute settlement (English)

This paper examines the implications of the terms-of-trade theory for the determinants of outcomes arising under the enforcement provisions of international agreements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7242 APR 20, 2015

Bown,Chad P.; Reynolds,Kara Marie

Lebanon economic monitor, April 2015 : the economy of new drivers and old drags (Arabic,English,French)

The Lebanon Economic Monitor provides an update on key economic developments and policies over the past six months. It also presents findings from recent World Bank work on Lebanon. ... See More +

Working Paper 95859 APR 20, 2015

Statement by Rt. Hon. Helen Clark at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)

This is a statement by Rt. Hon. Helen Clark, Administrator at the ninety first meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015. The deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is fast approaching. ... See More +

Board Report 95889 APR 18, 2015

Statement by Xioazhun Yi at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)

This is a statement by Xioazhun Yi, Deputy Director-General at the ninety first meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015. The World Trade Organization (WTO) forecasts world merchandise trade to grow at some plus 3.3 percent in 2015 in volume terms. ... See More +

Board Report 95883 APR 18, 2015

Statement by Suleiman J. Al-Herbish at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)

This is a statement by Suleiman J. Al-Herbish, Director-General at the ninety first meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015. ... See More +

Board Report 95885 APR 18, 2015

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Economic monitoring report to the ad hoc liaison committee (English)
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MAY 27, 2015 96601 Working Paper
Transport infrastructure and welfare : an application to Nigeria (English)
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MAY 18, 2015 WPS7271 Policy Research Working Paper
Infrastructure in conflict-prone and fragile environments : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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MAY 18, 2015 WPS7273 Policy Research Working Paper
Agricultural technology choice and transport (English)
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MAY 18, 2015 WPS7272 Policy Research Working Paper
When winners feel like losers : evidence from an energy subsidy reform (English)
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MAY 15, 2015 WPS7265 Policy Research Working Paper
Latin America and the rising south : changing world, changing priorities (English)
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MAY 13, 2015 96467 Publication
Latin America and the rising south : changing world, changing priorities (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)
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MAY 13, 2015 96467 Publication Spanish
Does access to foreign markets shape internal migration ? evidence from Brazil (English)
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MAY 12, 2015 WPS7264 Policy Research Working Paper
The local economic impacts of resource abundance : what have we learned ? (English)
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MAY 12, 2015 WPS7263 Policy Research Working Paper
Romania - Macro monitoring report Q2 2015 (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96302 Brief
Kazakhstan - Low oil prices; an opportunity to reform (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96195 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Russian
Kazakhstan - Low oil prices; an opportunity to reform (Russian)
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MAY 01, 2015 96195 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
African mining, gender, and local employment (English)
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APR 27, 2015 WPS7251 Policy Research Working Paper
Costa Rica - Systematic country diagnostic (English)
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APR 22, 2015 96280 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Household responses to shocks in rural Ethiopia : livestock as a buffer stock (English)
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APR 21, 2015 WPS7244 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade agreements and enforcement : evidence from WTO dispute settlement (English)
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APR 20, 2015 WPS7242 Policy Research Working Paper
Lebanon economic monitor, April 2015 : the economy of new drivers and old drags (Arabic,English,French)
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APR 20, 2015 95859 Working Paper
Statement by Rt. Hon. Helen Clark at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)
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APR 18, 2015 95889 Board Report
Statement by Xioazhun Yi at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)
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APR 18, 2015 95883 Board Report
Statement by Suleiman J. Al-Herbish at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)
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APR 18, 2015 95885 Board Report