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Zambia economic brief : how Zambia can borrow without sorrow (English)

This tenth Zambia Economic Brief with a focus section on sustainable borrowing and improved debt management. This Brief includes two sections as following: the World Bank's assessment of recent economic developments and the outlook in the short to medium term, and its analysis of a specific development topic or theme. ... See More +

Working Paper 121886 DEC 01, 2017

Smith,Gregory; Jessen,Lars; Chinzara,Zivanemoyo Disclosed

Learning the impact of financial education when take-up is low (English)

This note shows how big data can help combine experimental with non-experimental approaches in impact evaluations when take-up is low. In this study, author have access to a large administrative data set (of 660 MB), which follows the monthly financial indicators of each client for up to 18 months prior to the intervention and 6 months after it. ... See More +

Brief 121894 DEC 01, 2017

Ruiz Ortega,Claudia; Mckenzie,David J.; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel Disclosed

Association of World Bank policy lending with social development policies and institutions (English)

Do World Bank policy loans that are focused on social policy reform help improve social policies and institutions in borrower countries? To help answer this question, this paper provides new empirical evidence of the association between World Bank policy lending and measures of the quality of borrower countries' social policies and institutions that such lending supports. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8263 NOV 28, 2017

Bogetic,Zeljko; Smets,Lodewijk Disclosed

Sierra Leone - First Productivity and Transparency Support Credit Project : Sierra Leone - First Productivity and Transparency Support Credit Project : supplemental financing document (English)

The development objective of the First Productivity and Transparency Support Credit Project for Sierra Leone is to estimate the damages and losses related to the landslide and flooding and to make preliminary estimations of the recovery needs. ... See More +

Project Paper 120869 NOV 15, 2017

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Korea's growth experience and long-term growth model (English)

This paper analyzes the Republic of Korea's rapid and sustained growth experience for the past six decades from the perspective of the neoclassical growth model (the workhorse model of the World Bank’s Long Term Growth Model (LTGM) project). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8240 NOV 09, 2017

Jeong,Hyeok Disclosed

Engendering macroeconomic theory and policy (English)

Over the last 20 years, macroeconomists have increasingly given attention to the role of gender in the macroeconomy and the implications of macro-level policies for gender equality. ... See More +

Working Paper 121781 NOV 01, 2017

Seguino,Stephanie Disclosed

Russia’s recovery : How strong are its shoots? (English)

Global growth gained momentum in 2017. After slowing to 2.4 percent in 2016 as investment and trade weakened, global growth accelerated to a projected 2.7 percent for 2017.Moreover, the recovery has been broad-based.Global trade also continued to strengthen and external financing conditions remain benign.Amid these positive tailwinds, along with firming oil prices and growing macro-stability, the Russian economy returned to modest growth in 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 121802 NOV 01, 2017

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Russia’s recovery : How strong are its shoots? (Russian)

Global growth gained momentum in 2017. After slowing to 2.4 percent in 2016 as investment and trade weakened, global growth accelerated to a projected 2.7 percent for 2017.Moreover, the recovery has been broad-based.Global trade also continued to strengthen and external financing conditions remain benign.Amid these positive tailwinds, along with firming oil prices and growing macro-stability, the Russian economy returned to modest growth in 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 121802 NOV 01, 2017

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Statement of loans for November 2017 : South Asia (English)

Working Paper 121953 NOV 01, 2017

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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 121239 OCT 31, 2017

Disclosed

DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)

Newsletter 121785 OCT 20, 2017

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Statement by H.R.H. Hlangusemphi Dlamini at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by H.R.H. Hlangusemphi Dlamini, Minister of Economic Planning and Development, Swaziland at the 96th meeting of the development committee held on October 14, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 120502 OCT 14, 2017

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Statement by Hon. Scott Morrison at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Hon. Scott Morrison, Treasurer, Australia at the 96th meeting of the development committee held on October 14, 2017. He speaks about Global economic conditions continue to improve with increases in industrial activity, global trade and commodity prices. ... See More +

Board Report 120507 OCT 14, 2017

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Statement by Gilbert F. Houngbo at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Gilbert F. Houngbo, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development, at the 96th meeting of the development committee held on October 14, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 120515 OCT 14, 2017

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DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: taking stock; tabular data on major data releases; activity and inflation; trade and finance; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 121782 OCT 13, 2017

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Economic growth in guinea and how to accelerate it (English)

This paper addresses two main questions: (1) What are the binding constraints to Guinea's economic growth? and (2) What would it take to accelerate growth in the country? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8214 OCT 12, 2017

Mijiyawa,Abdoul Ganiou Disclosed

DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: taking stock; major data releases; activity and inflation; trade and finance; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 121780 OCT 06, 2017

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Bhutan - Country snapshot (English)

Bhutan maintains solid growth and macroeconomic stability. Hydropower construction and supportive fiscal and monetary policy have contributed to solid growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 120403 OCT 01, 2017

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Nepal - Country snapshot (English)

In the Financial year 2017 saw a broad-based recovery as economic activity rebounded, inflation moderated, government revenue and spending picked up and remittances grew, albeit more slowly than ever before. ... See More +

Working Paper 120405 OCT 01, 2017

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Poverty and shared prosperity in Belarus over the past decade : trends, drivers, and challenges : БЕДНОСТЬ И СОВМЕСТНОЕ ПРОЦВЕТАНИЕ В РЕСПУБЛИКЕ БЕЛАРУСЬ ЗА ПОСЛЕДНЕЕ ДЕСЯТИЛЕТИЕ (Russian)

This paper has the goal of presenting the first comprehensive update of poverty, inequality and shared prosperity trends – and key drivers of these trends – since 2003 until 2015, that is starting with the end of the most recent poverty assessment published in 2004 and that covered the period 1997-2002. ... See More +

Working Paper 120346 OCT 01, 2017

Cojocaru,Alexandru; Matytsin,Mikhail English Disclosed

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Zambia economic brief : how Zambia can borrow without sorrow (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121886 Working Paper
Learning the impact of financial education when take-up is low (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121894 Brief
Association of World Bank policy lending with social development policies and institutions (English)
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NOV 28, 2017 WPS8263 Policy Research Working Paper
Sierra Leone - First Productivity and Transparency Support Credit Project : Sierra Leone - First Productivity and Transparency Support Credit Project : supplemental financing document (English)
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NOV 15, 2017 120869 Project Paper
Korea's growth experience and long-term growth model (English)
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NOV 09, 2017 WPS8240 Policy Research Working Paper
Engendering macroeconomic theory and policy (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121781 Working Paper
Russia’s recovery : How strong are its shoots? (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121802 Working Paper
Russia’s recovery : How strong are its shoots? (Russian)
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NOV 01, 2017 121802 Working Paper
Statement of loans for November 2017 : South Asia (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121953 Working Paper
The World Bank monthly operational summary (English)
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OCT 31, 2017 121239 Board Report
DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)
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OCT 20, 2017 121785 Newsletter
Statement by H.R.H. Hlangusemphi Dlamini at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 14, 2017 120502 Board Report
Statement by Hon. Scott Morrison at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 14, 2017 120507 Board Report
Statement by Gilbert F. Houngbo at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 14, 2017 120515 Board Report
DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)
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OCT 13, 2017 121782 Newsletter
Economic growth in guinea and how to accelerate it (English)
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OCT 12, 2017 WPS8214 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)
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OCT 06, 2017 121780 Newsletter
Bhutan - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120403 Working Paper
Nepal - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120405 Working Paper
Poverty and shared prosperity in Belarus over the past decade : trends, drivers, and challenges : БЕДНОСТЬ И СОВМЕСТНОЕ ПРОЦВЕТАНИЕ В РЕСПУБЛИКЕ БЕЛАРУСЬ ЗА ПОСЛЕДНЕЕ ДЕСЯТИЛЕТИЕ (Russian)
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OCT 01, 2017 120346 Working Paper English