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Does the World Bank foster business ? (English)

This study investigates the impact of World Bank development policy loans on the ease of doing business. It finds that the cumulative number of development policy loans enhances business climate, especially for less developed countries and when combined with an International Monetary Fund assistance program. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8047 APR 28, 2017

Giordano,Raffaela; Pagano,Patrizio Disclosed

Entry and exit, multi-product firms, and allocative distortions (English)

This paper proposes a multi-product model of firm dynamics to understand the implications of allocative distortions for the decisions of firms to enter, exit, and supply products to the market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8023 APR 04, 2017

Fattal Jaef,Roberto N. Disclosed

Tunisia - Social Protection Reforms Support Project : procurement plan : Fiche du plan de passation des marchés (French)

Procurement Plan 113924 MAR 06, 2017

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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

Cameroon - Country partnership framework for the period FY17 - FY21 (English)

This Country Partnership Framework (CPF) covers the period FY17-FY21. It sets outthe World Bank Group’s (WBG) proposals for supporting the Government of Cameroon’s (GoC) objectives for inclusive growth and poverty reduction, its commitment to the SustainableDevelopment Goals (SDGs) and its responsibilities and priorities in the area of climate changemitigation and adaptation. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 107896 FEB 28, 2017

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

Disclosed

Results and performance of the World Bank Group 2016 : an independent evaluation (English)

The Independent Evaluation Group's (IEG) Results and Performance of the World Bank Group (RAP) is a comprehensive assessment of World Bank Group performance, drawing on recent IEG evaluations. ... See More +

Working Paper 113868 FEB 21, 2017

Independent Evaluation Group Disclosed

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

Indonesia - Infrastructure Financing Facility Project (English)

Ratings for the Infrastructure Financing Facility Project for Indonesia were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was substantial, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4004 NOV 10, 2016

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

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Does the World Bank foster business ? (English)
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APR 28, 2017 WPS8047 Policy Research Working Paper
Entry and exit, multi-product firms, and allocative distortions (English)
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APR 04, 2017 WPS8023 Policy Research Working Paper
Tunisia - Social Protection Reforms Support Project : procurement plan : Fiche du plan de passation des marchés (French)
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MAR 06, 2017 113924 Procurement Plan
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
Cameroon - Country partnership framework for the period FY17 - FY21 (English)
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FEB 28, 2017 107896 Country Assistance Strategy Document
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
Results and performance of the World Bank Group 2016 : an independent evaluation (English)
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FEB 21, 2017 113868 Working Paper
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
Indonesia - Infrastructure Financing Facility Project (English)
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NOV 10, 2016 ICR4004 Implementation Completion and Results Report
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