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Weakness in investment growth : causes, implications and policy responses (English)

Investment growth in emerging market and developing economies has slowed sharply since 2010. This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of the causes and implications of this slowdown and presents a menu of policy responses to improve investment growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7990 MAR 02, 2017

Kose,Ayhan; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Ye,Lei Sandy; Islamaj,Ergys Disclosed

Regional dimensions of recent weakness in investment : drivers, investment needs and policy responses (English)

Investment growth in many emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) has slowed sharply since 2010. Investment growth performance has varied significantly across different regions, however. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7991 MAR 02, 2017

Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Kambou,Gerard; Chen,Derek Hung Chiat; Nandwa,Boaz; Okawa,Yohei; Vorisek,Dana Lauren Disclosed

Pacific Islands - Regional partnership framework for the period FY11-FY17 : IEG review (English)

This is a summary of six CLR reviews covering the World Bank Group (WBG) programs for the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) of Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu. ... See More +

CAS Completion Report Review 113116 FEB 21, 2017

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Pakistan - Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : ماحولیاتی اور سماجی مینجمنٹ فریم ورک (Urdu)

The development objective of the Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project for Pakistan is to enhance public spaces in targeted neighborhoods of Karachi, and improve the city's capacity to provide selected administrative services. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3024 FEB 12, 2017

Chen,Michelle Lisa Disclosed

Turkey regular economic note (English)

Turkey’s economy shrank in third quarter amid temporary political turmoil and falling tourism revenues. The contractions on the expenditure side were mirrored by declines on the production side. ... See More +

Brief 112969 FEB 01, 2017

De Rosa,Donato; Yilmaz,Ayberk; Yasar,Pinar Turkish Disclosed

Turkey regular economic note : Türkiye Düzenli Ekonomi Notu (Turkish)

Turkey’s economy shrank in third quarter amid temporary political turmoil and falling tourism revenues. The contractions on the expenditure side were mirrored by declines on the production side. ... See More +

Brief 112969 FEB 01, 2017

De Rosa,Donato; Yilmaz,Ayberk; Yasar,Pinar English Disclosed

Taxing the good ? distortions, misallocation, and productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper uses comprehensive and comparable firm-level manufacturing census data from four Sub-Saharan African countries to examine the extent, costs, and nature of within-industry resource misallocation across heterogeneous firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7949 JAN 23, 2017

Cirera,Xavier; Fattal Jaef,Roberto N.; Maemir,Hibret Belete Disclosed

Africa's cities : opening doors to the World : Cidades Africanas : abrindo as portas ao mundo - visão geral (Portuguese)

Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa’s relative poverty: Other regions have reached similar stages of urbanization at higher per capita GDP. ... See More +

Publication 112756 JAN 01, 2017

Lall,Somik V.; Henderson,John Vernon; Venables,Anthony J. French, English Disclosed

Kenya : Development of the National Statistical System Project (English)

Ratings for the Kenya: Development of the National Statistical System Project were as follows: outcome was moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, World Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Project Performance Assessment Report 110966 DEC 14, 2016

Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) Disclosed

Egypt - Second Fiscal Consolidation, Sustainable Energy Competitiveness Development Policy Financing Project (English)

The development objective of the Second Fiscal Consolidation, Sustainable Energy Competitiveness Development Policy Financing Project for Egypt is built around three pillars, which are also the program development objectives (PDOs) of the programmatic series. ... See More +

Program Document 110036 NOV 29, 2016

Arabic Disclosed

Growth recovery in southern Europe : a dozen lessons, old and new (English)

Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain entered a period of severe economic and financial stress in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis. Their collective experience confirmed the primacy of total debt, private or public, in affecting the onset of, depth of, and recovery from economic crises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7877 NOV 02, 2016

Islam,Roumeen Disclosed

The credibility of economic policy making in Argentina, 1989-2015 (English)

This paper explores the hypothesis that the credibility of economic policy making in Argentina (or lack thereof) has impacted the volatility of economic performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7870 OCT 20, 2016

Rosenblatt,David Disclosed

The effect of the Swedish payroll tax cut for youths on firm profitability (English)

Payroll taxes in Sweden were reduced substantially for people ages 26 years or younger on July 1, 2007. The objective of this tax cut was to lower youth unemployment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7854 OCT 11, 2016

Malm,Arvid; Eklund,Johan; Francis,David C.; Jiang,Nan Disclosed

Burundi - Social safety Nets Project : indigenous people plan : Cadre de planification en faveur de la population Batwa réalisé (French)

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG2630 OCT 01, 2016

Leroy De La Briere,Benedicte Disclosed

Perú - Las reformas estructurales son hoy más importantes que nunca para mantener un crecimiento alto e inclusivo (Spanish)

Las reformas macroeconómicas y estructurales sostenidas en el tiempo ayudaron a fomentar el crecimiento y la inversión. Pero factores exógenos como la fuerte demanda global (que explicó los altos precios de materias primas) también ayudaron significativamente. ... See More +

Brief 109104 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (English)

The contents of this newsletter focus on World Bank Group support, status of ongoing operations, and Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund. It has the following headings: news; World Bank group support; ongoing operations; raising livestock gives rural poor a chance at brighter future;canal reconstruction improves rural living in Bamyan province; capacity building pays off with first kidney transplant in Afghanistan; International Finance Corporation; Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund; and horticulture provides alternative livelihood to farmers ... See More +

Newsletter 108759 OCT 01, 2016

Pashto, Dari Disclosed

Kazakhstan - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY12-17 (English)

This Performance and Learning Review (PLR) assesses and updates progress in implementing the FY12–17 World Bank Group Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for the Republic of Kazakhstan. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 108396 SEP 26, 2016

Disclosed

Nonrenewable resources, income inequality and per capita GDP : an empirical analysis (English)

This analysis examines the relationship between nonrenewable resource dependence, economic growth and income inequality. It uses a two-equation system in which the Gini index and GDP per capita are the dependent variables and the stock of nonrenewable resources as a share of national wealth -- i.e. resource dependence -- is the independent variable. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7831 SEP 22, 2016

Scognamillo,Antonio; Mele,Gianluca; Sensini,Luca Disclosed

From commodity discovery to production (English)

Major resource discoveries have transformed growth prospects for many low-income countries. However, the sharp downturn in commodity prices in recent years is affecting resource investment in these countries, and may delay the development of recent discoveries into production. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7823 SEP 15, 2016

Shaukat Khan,Tehmina; Nguyen,Trang Thi Thuy; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Schodde,Richard Disclosed

Beating the slowdown in Zambia: reducing fiscal vulnerabilities for economic recovery (English)

Policy makers in commodity-exporting countries have faced increasing challenges in the past two years, in the face of reduced demand from China and uncertain economic recovery in developed economies. ... See More +

Working Paper 108615 SEP 01, 2016

Disclosed

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Weakness in investment growth : causes, implications and policy responses (English)
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MAR 02, 2017 WPS7990 Policy Research Working Paper
Regional dimensions of recent weakness in investment : drivers, investment needs and policy responses (English)
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MAR 02, 2017 WPS7991 Policy Research Working Paper
Pacific Islands - Regional partnership framework for the period FY11-FY17 : IEG review (English)
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FEB 21, 2017 113116 CAS Completion Report Review
Pakistan - Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : ماحولیاتی اور سماجی مینجمنٹ فریم ورک (Urdu)
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FEB 12, 2017 SFG3024 Environmental Assessment
Turkey regular economic note (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 112969 Brief Turkish
Turkey regular economic note : Türkiye Düzenli Ekonomi Notu (Turkish)
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FEB 01, 2017 112969 Brief English
Taxing the good ? distortions, misallocation, and productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JAN 23, 2017 WPS7949 Policy Research Working Paper
Africa's cities : opening doors to the World : Cidades Africanas : abrindo as portas ao mundo - visão geral (Portuguese)
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JAN 01, 2017 112756 Publication French, English
Kenya : Development of the National Statistical System Project (English)
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DEC 14, 2016 110966 Project Performance Assessment Report
Egypt - Second Fiscal Consolidation, Sustainable Energy Competitiveness Development Policy Financing Project (English)
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NOV 29, 2016 110036 Program Document Arabic
Growth recovery in southern Europe : a dozen lessons, old and new (English)
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NOV 02, 2016 WPS7877 Policy Research Working Paper
The credibility of economic policy making in Argentina, 1989-2015 (English)
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OCT 20, 2016 WPS7870 Policy Research Working Paper
The effect of the Swedish payroll tax cut for youths on firm profitability (English)
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OCT 11, 2016 WPS7854 Policy Research Working Paper
Burundi - Social safety Nets Project : indigenous people plan : Cadre de planification en faveur de la population Batwa réalisé (French)
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OCT 01, 2016 SFG2630 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Perú - Las reformas estructurales son hoy más importantes que nunca para mantener un crecimiento alto e inclusivo (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2016 109104 Brief
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 108759 Newsletter Pashto, Dari
Kazakhstan - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY12-17 (English)
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SEP 26, 2016 108396 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Nonrenewable resources, income inequality and per capita GDP : an empirical analysis (English)
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SEP 22, 2016 WPS7831 Policy Research Working Paper
From commodity discovery to production (English)
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SEP 15, 2016 WPS7823 Policy Research Working Paper
Beating the slowdown in Zambia: reducing fiscal vulnerabilities for economic recovery (English)
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SEP 01, 2016 108615 Working Paper