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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

Inclusive global value chains : policy options for small and medium enterprises and low-income countries (English)

This report's focus is making global value chains (GVCs) more inclusive. To achieve inclusiveness is by overcoming participation constraints for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and facilitation access for Low Income Developing Countries (LIDCs). ... See More +

Publication 108021 AUG 23, 2016

Cusolito,Ana Paula; Safadi,Raed; Taglioni,Daria Disclosed

Guatemala - First Public Finance, Accountability, and Improved Social Service Project (English)

Program Information Document AB7874 AUG 17, 2016

Disclosed

Croatia - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY14-FY17 (English)

The World Bank Group (WBG) endorsement of the Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) in June2013 coincided with Croatia’s membership as the 28th country to join the European Union. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 106507 AUG 10, 2016

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Negative interest rate policies : sources and implications (English)

Against the background of continued growth disappointments, depressed inflation expectations, and declining real equilibrium interest rates, a number of central banks have implemented negative interest rate policies (NIRP) to provide additional monetary policy stimulus over the past few years. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7791 AUG 10, 2016

Arteta,Carlos; Kose,Ayhan; Stocker,Marc; Taskin,Temel Disclosed

South Africa and the ghost of a rating downgrade to sub-investment grade (English)

South Africa is under threat of a downgrade to its sovereign credit rating since Standard and Poors(S&P) lowered its foreign-currency long-term credit rating from BBB to BBB- in June 2014, with Fitch following suit in December 2015. ... See More +

Brief 107876 AUG 01, 2016

Hanusch,Marek; Hassan,Shakill; Algu,Yashvir; Soobyah,Luchelle Disclosed

Iraq - Systematic Country Diagnostic Information Notice (English)

Systematic Country Diagnostic 108147 JUL 26, 2016

Disclosed

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 identi-fied to the signing of the Loan, Credit, or Grant Agreement. ... See More +

Board Report 107665 JUL 01, 2016

Disclosed

Statement of loans for July 2016 : East Asia and Pacific and Europe and Central Asia (English)

Working Paper 108000 JUL 01, 2016

Disclosed

The World Bank monthly operational summary : Monthly Operational Summary of Bank and IDA Proposed Projects (as of July 2016) (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 identi-fied to the signing of the Loan, Credit, or Grant Agreement. ... See More +

Board Report 107665 JUL 01, 2016

Disclosed

Financial systems, growth, and volatility : searching for the perfect fit (English)

This paper builds on recent research examining the impact of finance on growth, looking at the effect of the financial system on volatility in gross domestic product per capita and consumption per capita growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7723 JUN 21, 2016

Islam,Roumeen Disclosed

Openness, specialization, and the external vulnerability of developing countries (English)

Deepening real and financial integration of developing countries into the world economy has prompted renewed interest in the contribution of external shocks to their macroeconomic fluctuations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7711 JUN 20, 2016

Barrot Araya,Luis Diego; Calderon,Cesar; Serven,Luis Disclosed

Monitoring macro-financial vulnerability : a primer (English)

Linkages between the real and financial sectors in an economy can lead to a buildup of balance sheet mismatches of key entities—corporates, financial institutions, households, and the public sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 106857 JUN 01, 2016

Ghosh,Swati R. Disclosed

Cyclical variations in participation and employment in urban Brazil (English)

Brazilian labor markets have performed very strongly for most of the last 15 years, with dramatic increases in the employment rate of unskilled workers and significant declines in the overall unemployment rate. ... See More +

Working Paper 106936 MAY 01, 2016

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Gukovas,Renata Mayer; Scot,Thiago Disclosed

Lower volatility, stronger financial systems help growth (English)

Do countries more exposed to macroeconomic volatility grow less than more stable nations? Are profligate governments more likely to exacerbate volatility? ... See More +

Brief 103454 FEB 01, 2016

Carneiro,Francisco Galrao; Nguyen, Ha; Odawara,Rei Disclosed

Business cycles in the eastern Caribbean economies: the role of fiscal policy and interest rates (English)

This paper analyzes the business cycle characteristics of the economies of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States using a model of a small open economy subject to interest rate and fiscal expenditure shocks and financial frictions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7545 JAN 27, 2016

Carneiro,Francisco Galrao; Hnatkovska,Viktoria Disclosed

The World Bank's classification of countries by income (English)

The World Bank has used an income classification to group countries for analytical purposes for many years. Since the present income classification was first introduced 25 years ago there has been significant change in the global economic landscape. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7528 JAN 04, 2016

Fantom,Neil James; Serajuddin,Umar Disclosed

The effects of volatility, fiscal policy cyclicality and financial development on growth : evidence for the Eastern Caribbean (English)

This paper presents estimates of the effects that terms of trade volatility has on growth of real gross domestic product per capita. Based on five-year non-overlapping panel data comprising 175 countries during 1980–2010, the paper finds that: (i) in model specifications that do not include country fixed effects, terms of trade volatility has a significant negative average effect on economic growth; (ii) once country fixed effects are included in the model, the average effect of terms of trade volatility on economic growth is not significantly different from zero; (iii) robust to the inclusion of country fixed effects, terms of trade volatility has significantly adverse effects on economic growth in countries with pro-cyclical fiscal policy; and (iv) in model specifications that do not include country fixed effects, financial development is a significant mediating factor with regard to the effect that terms of trade volatility has on economic growth, however, the significance of this effect vanishes once country fixed effects are included in the model. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7507 DEC 03, 2015

Brüeckner,Markus; Carneiro,Francisco Galrao Disclosed

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From commodity discovery to production (English)
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SEP 15, 2016 WPS7823 Policy Research Working Paper
Argentina - Access to Longer Term Finance for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Project : indigenous peoples plan : Marco de planificación para pueblos indígenas Proyecto de Acceso a Financiamiento a más Largo Plazo paralas Micro, Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas (Spanish)
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AUG 25, 2016 SFG2327 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Inclusive global value chains : policy options for small and medium enterprises and low-income countries (English)
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AUG 23, 2016 108021 Publication
Guatemala - First Public Finance, Accountability, and Improved Social Service Project (English)
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AUG 17, 2016 AB7874 Program Information Document
Croatia - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY14-FY17 (English)
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AUG 10, 2016 106507 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Negative interest rate policies : sources and implications (English)
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AUG 10, 2016 WPS7791 Policy Research Working Paper
South Africa and the ghost of a rating downgrade to sub-investment grade (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 107876 Brief
Iraq - Systematic Country Diagnostic Information Notice (English)
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JUL 26, 2016 108147 Systematic Country Diagnostic
The World Bank monthly operational summary (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 107665 Board Report
Statement of loans for July 2016 : East Asia and Pacific and Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 108000 Working Paper
The World Bank monthly operational summary : Monthly Operational Summary of Bank and IDA Proposed Projects (as of July 2016) (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 107665 Board Report
Financial systems, growth, and volatility : searching for the perfect fit (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7723 Policy Research Working Paper
Openness, specialization, and the external vulnerability of developing countries (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7711 Policy Research Working Paper
Monitoring macro-financial vulnerability : a primer (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 106857 Working Paper
Cyclical variations in participation and employment in urban Brazil (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 106936 Working Paper
Lower volatility, stronger financial systems help growth (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103454 Brief
Business cycles in the eastern Caribbean economies: the role of fiscal policy and interest rates (English)
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JAN 27, 2016 WPS7545 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank's classification of countries by income (English)
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JAN 04, 2016 WPS7528 Policy Research Working Paper
Colombia - Preparation of National Strategy for Infrastructure Development Project : executed by the national department planning statements for the period ended on December 31, 2015 (Spanish)
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DEC 31, 2015 108166 Auditing Document
The effects of volatility, fiscal policy cyclicality and financial development on growth : evidence for the Eastern Caribbean (English)
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DEC 03, 2015 WPS7507 Policy Research Working Paper