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Statement by H.E. Kittiratt Na-Ranong, representing the Brunei Darussalam, Fiji, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, Tonga and Vietnam, at the 89th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by H.E. Kittiratt Na-Ranong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Thailand, representing the Constituency of Brunei Darussalam, Fiji, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, Tonga and Vietnam, at the eighty-ninth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014. ... See More +

Board Report 86976 APR 12, 2014

H.E. Kittiratt Na-Ranong

Remittances and vulnerability in developing countries (English)

This paper examines how international remittances are affected by structural characteristics, macroeconomic conditions, and adverse shocks in both source and recipient economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6812 MAR 01, 2014

Bettin, Giulia; Presbitero, Andrea F.; Spatafora, Nikola

Statement by Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD : 88th meeting of the Development Committee (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD, at the eighty-eighth meeting of the Development Committe held on October 12, 2013. ... See More +

Board Report 81902 OCT 12, 2013

Mukhisa Kituyi

Exchange rate volatility, financial constraints, and trade : empirical evidence from Chinese firms (English)

This paper studies how firm-level export performance is affected by Real Exchange Rate (RER) volatility and investigates whether this effect depends on existing financial constraints. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6638 OCT 01, 2013

Heericourt, Jerome; Poncet, Sandra

Africa's pulse (English)

This Africa's pulse newsletter includes the following headings: economic prospects for Sub-Saharan Africa remain strong, but growth is vulnerable to a sharp decline in commodity prices; the region's progress on reducing poverty has been slow, hindered by high inequality; and faster reduction in poverty will require growth with equity. ... See More +

Newsletter 81684 OCT 01, 2013

Chuhan-Pole, Punam; Christiaensen, Luc; Dennis, Allen; Kambou, Gerard; Angwafo, Manka; Buitano, Mapi; Korman, Vijdan; Pardo, Camila Galindo; Sanoh, Aly

Middle-income traps : a conceptual and empirical survey (English)

In recent years, the term "middle-income trap" has entered common parlance in the development policy community. The term itself often has not been precisely defined in the incipient literature. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6594 SEP 01, 2013

Im, Fernando Gabriel; Rosenblatt, David

Russian volatility : obstacle to firm survival and diversification (English)

The need for economic diversification receives a great deal of attention in Russia. This paper looks at a way to improve it that is essential but largely ignored: how to help diversifying firms better survive economic cycles. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6605 SEP 01, 2013

Gonzalez, Alvaro S.; Iacovone, Leonardo; Subhash, Hari

World development indicators 2013 (Chinese)

World Development Indicators 2013, the World Bank's premier compilation of relevant, high quality, and internationally comparable statistics about global development. ... See More +

Publication 76824 SEP 01, 2013

Lee, Soong Sup English

Growth and volatility analysis using wavelets (English)

The magnitude and persistence of growth in gross domestic product are topics of intense scrutiny by economists. Although the existing techniques provide a range of tools to study the nature of growth and volatility time series, these usually come with shortcomings, including the need to arbitrarily define acceleration spells, and focus on a particular frequency at a time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6578 AUG 01, 2013

Maslova, Inga; Onder, Harun; Sanghi, Apurva

Global economic prospects : less volatile, but slower growth (English)

The global economy appears to be transitioning toward a period of more stable, but slower growth. Global gross domestic product (GDP), which slowed in mid-2012, is recovering, and a modest acceleration in quarterly GDP is expected during the course of 2013. ... See More +

Publication 78486 JUN 13, 2013

van Rensburg, Theo Janse; Burns, Andrew

Latin America and the Caribbean as tailwinds recede : in search of higher growth (English)

Economic and financial news in the past six months point to a softening of the formidable tailwinds that facilitated the achievement of high growth with social equity in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) over the past decade. ... See More +

Publication 77024 APR 23, 2013

de la Torre, Augusto; Yeyati, Eduardo Levy

How to avoid middle income traps ? evidence from Malaysia : How to avoid middle income traps ? evidence from Malaysia (English)

Malaysia's structural transformation from low to middle income is a success story, making it one of the most prominent manufacturing exporters' in the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6427 APR 01, 2013

Flaaen, Aaron; Ghani, Ejaz; Mishra, Saurabh

Africa's pulse (English)

This Africa's pulse newsletter includes the following headings: Sub-Saharan African countries continue to grow at a steady pace; the region's decade-long economic expansion appears sustainable; and for newly resource-rich countries, strong governance will be key to harnessing resource wealth for development ... See More +

Newsletter 77973 APR 01, 2013

Pole, Punam Chuhan; Angwafo, Manka; Buitano, Mapi; Sanoh, Aly; Dennis, Allen; Korman, Vijdan

The effect of capital flows composition on output volatility (English)

A large literature has argued that different types of capital flows have different consequences for macroeconomic stability. By distinguishing between foreign direct investment and portfolio and other investments, this paper studies the effects of the composition of capital inflows on output volatility. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6386 MAR 01, 2013

Federico, Pablo; Vuletin, Guillermo; Vegh, Carlos A.

The income lever and the allocation of aid (English)

The paper develops a concept and a measure of the monetary capacity of a country to reduce its own poverty and shows how these tools can be used to guide budget allocations or the allocation of aid. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6367 FEB 01, 2013

Verme, Paolo; Ceriani, Lidia

Russian volatility : obstacle to firm survival and diversification (English)

The need for economic diversification receives a great deal of attention in Russia. This paper looks at a way to improve it that is essential but largely ignored: how to help diversifying firms better survive economic cycles. ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study 81028 JAN 01, 2013

Total factor productivity and macroeconomic instability (English)

Total factor productivity (TFP) is an important component of growth for most countries. This paper assesses the role of macroeconomic instability on TFP growth. ... See More +

Journal Article 79424 JAN 01, 2013

Berument, Hakan; Dincer, N. Nergiz; Mustafaoglu, Zafer

Program of seminars : recommended reading - 2013 annual meetings (English)

The library network of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is pleased to support the International Monetary Fund (IMF) program of seminars held during the 2013 annual meetings in Washington, D.C. ... See More +

Working Paper 82493 JAN 01, 2013

What do we know about growth patterns in Pakistan? (English)

This paper explores stylized facts of Pakistan's growth patterns. It identifies the short-lived predominant character of its increasingly scarce growth accelerations, the average volatility of the growth rate by international standards, the high but decreasing correlation between overall growth and agricultural growth, the long term decline of its growth (potential) rate to around 4.5 percent, well below the 6 percent rate of the 1960s or from the 7 percent rate required for absorbing the young labor force. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 86254 DEC 01, 2012

López-Cálix, J.R.; Srinivasan, T.G.; Waheed, M.

Empowering women : legal rights and economic opportunities in Africa (English)

This book looks at the effect of legal and economic rights on women's economic opportunities. It focuses on entrepreneurship because women in Africa are active entrepreneurs, and the links between property rights and the ability to enter contracts in one's own name affect entrepreneurial activities. ... See More +

Publication 73071 OCT 04, 2012

Driemeier, Mary Hallward; Hasan, Tazeen

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Statement by H.E. Kittiratt Na-Ranong, representing the Brunei Darussalam, Fiji, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, Tonga and Vietnam, at the 89th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014 (English)
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APR 12, 2014 86976 Board Report
Remittances and vulnerability in developing countries (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6812 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD : 88th meeting of the Development Committee (English)
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OCT 12, 2013 81902 Board Report
Exchange rate volatility, financial constraints, and trade : empirical evidence from Chinese firms (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6638 Policy Research Working Paper
Africa's pulse (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 81684 Newsletter
Middle-income traps : a conceptual and empirical survey (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6594 Policy Research Working Paper
Russian volatility : obstacle to firm survival and diversification (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6605 Policy Research Working Paper
World development indicators 2013 (Chinese)
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SEP 01, 2013 76824 Publication English
Growth and volatility analysis using wavelets (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6578 Policy Research Working Paper
Global economic prospects : less volatile, but slower growth (English)
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JUN 13, 2013 78486 Publication
Latin America and the Caribbean as tailwinds recede : in search of higher growth (English)
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APR 23, 2013 77024 Publication
How to avoid middle income traps ? evidence from Malaysia : How to avoid middle income traps ? evidence from Malaysia (English)
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APR 01, 2013 WPS6427 Policy Research Working Paper
Africa's pulse (English)
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APR 01, 2013 77973 Newsletter
The effect of capital flows composition on output volatility (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 WPS6386 Policy Research Working Paper
The income lever and the allocation of aid (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 WPS6367 Policy Research Working Paper
Russian volatility : obstacle to firm survival and diversification (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 81028 Other Financial Sector Study
Total factor productivity and macroeconomic instability (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 79424 Journal Article
Program of seminars : recommended reading - 2013 annual meetings (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 82493 Working Paper
What do we know about growth patterns in Pakistan? (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 86254 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Empowering women : legal rights and economic opportunities in Africa (English)
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OCT 04, 2012 73071 Publication