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The quest for subsidy reforms in Libya (English)

Shortly before the 2011 Libyan revolution, consumers' subsidies were rapidly increased by the regime in an effort to reduce social discontent. In the aftermath of the revolution, these subsidies became important for people's subsistence, but also a very heavy burden for the state budget. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7225 MAR 30, 2015

Araar,Abdelkrim; Choueiri,Nada; Verme,Paolo

An evaluation of the 2014 subsidy reforms in Morocco and a simulation of further reforms (English)

Under increasing budget pressure, Morocco carried out an extensive set of subsidy reforms in 2014 and is planning for further reforms for 2015–2017, which will eliminate most consumers' subsidies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7224 MAR 30, 2015

Verme,Paolo; El Massnaoui,Khalid

The distributional impact of fiscal policy in South Africa (English)

This paper uses the 2010/11 Income and Expenditure Survey for South Africa to analyze the progressivity of the main tax and social spending programs and quantify their impact on poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7194 FEB 01, 2015

Inchauste, Gabriela; Lustig, Nora; Maboshe, Mashekwa; Purfield, Catriona; Woolard, Ingrid

Palestinian Reform and Development Plan - Trust Fund (PRDP-TF) : quarterly review (July to September 2014) (English)

The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) fiscal situation remains difficult and the latest conflict in Gaza has placed further pressure on an already tight budget. ... See More +

Working Paper 93854 JAN 23, 2015

Paying taxes 2015 : the global picture - the changing face of tax compliance in 189 economies worldwide (English)

This is the tenth year that the paying taxes indicator has been part of the World Bank Doing Business project. The journey over the period of the study has been an eventful and interesting one and the economic backdrop continues to present a challenging environment for governments as they consider their future fiscal policies. ... See More +

Working Paper 95219 JAN 01, 2015

Weeghel, Stef van

Green subsidies and the WTO (English)

This paper provides a detailed explanation how the law of the World Trade Organization regulates environmental subsidies with a focus on renewable energy subsidies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7060 OCT 01, 2014

Charnovitz, Steve

Paraguay - Strengthening tax administration and SOE corporate governance : output version for decision meeting (English)

This document describes the activities carried out and results achieved under the strengthening tax administration and state-owned enterprises (SOE) corporate governance non - lending technical assistance (NLTA). ... See More +

Working Paper ACS9985 AUG 05, 2014

Small business tax policy, informality, and tax evasion -- evidence from Georgia (English)

Using a panel of administrative data and regression discontinuity analysis, this paper examines how the introduction of preferential tax regimes for Georgian micro and small businesses in 2010 affects formal firm creation and tax compliance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7010 AUG 01, 2014

Bruhn, Miriam; Loeprick, Jan

Can tax simplification help lower tax corruption ? (English)

This paper seeks to find empirical evidence of a link between tax simplification and corruption in tax administration. It attempts to do this by first defining "tax simplicity" as a measurable variable and exploring empirical relationships between simpler tax regimes and corruption in tax administration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6988 JUL 01, 2014

Awasthi, Rajul; Bayraktar, Nihal

Comparative study of the mining tax regime for minerl exploitation in Kazakhstan (English)

Kazakhstan is rich in both minerals and hydrocarbons. While the hydrocarbons sector is relatively successful, the minerals sector has failed to achieve its potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 94482 JUN 17, 2014

Paraguay - Public Sector Development Policy Loan Project (English)

Ratings for the Public Sector Development Policy Loan Project for Paraguay were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2961 JUN 13, 2014

Do government private subsidies crowd out entrepreneurship ? (English)

Although several studies have found a negative relationship between government spending and entrepreneurship, much debate remains regarding the components of government spending responsible for this association. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6917 JUN 01, 2014

Islam, Asif

Another attempt to reform Brazil's intergovernmental financing arrangements : preliminary results and future prospects (English)

Since the mid-1990s, Brazil has struggled, with limited success, to reform its intergovernmental financing arrangements. Every four years, the electoral cycle brings promises of much needed reforms. ... See More +

Brief 88640 JUN 01, 2014

Barroso, Rafael; Araujo, Jorge Thompson

Palestinian Reform and Development Plan - Trust Fund (PRDP-TF) : quarterly review (April to June 2014) (English)

Overall Palestinian economic growth has slowed considerably. After a period of sustained economic recovery between 2007 and 2011 when average yearly growth exceeded 8 percent, the economy has significantly slowed down since 2012. ... See More +

Working Paper 90170 JUN 01, 2014

Revenue potential, tax space, and tax gap : a comparative analysis (English)

This paper contributes to the empirical literature on the key determinants of the revenue generating potential in 61 countries. The paper uses a broad set of data and econometric methods to conduct analyses that are of relevance to revenue potential. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6868 MAY 01, 2014

Khwaja, Munawer Sultan; Iyer, Indira

Armenia - Public expenditure review : expanding the fiscal envelope (English)

Armenia's small revenue and spending envelopes limit the government's ability to influence the economy, even while its influence through laws, rules, and regulations is significant. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 88586 MAY 01, 2014

Armenia - Public expenditure review : expanding the fiscal envelope (English)

Armenia's small revenue and spending envelopes limit the government's ability to influence the economy, even while its influence through laws, rules, and regulations is significant. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 93154 MAY 01, 2014

Kazakhstan - Tax Administration Reform Project : procurement plan (English,Russian)

Procurement Plan 86508 APR 02, 2014

Why is reducing energy subsidies a prudent, fair, and transformative policy for Indonesia? (English)

If there was one bold and timely policy to transform Indonesia, this is it. In 2012, spending on energy subsidies claimed more than one-fifth of the central government's budget, that is, more than three times the allocation for infrastructure such as roads, water, electricity and irrigation networks, and three times the government wide spending on health. ... See More +

Brief 86815 MAR 01, 2014

Diop, Ndiame

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The quest for subsidy reforms in Libya (English)
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MAR 30, 2015 WPS7225 Policy Research Working Paper
An evaluation of the 2014 subsidy reforms in Morocco and a simulation of further reforms (English)
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MAR 30, 2015 WPS7224 Policy Research Working Paper
The distributional impact of fiscal policy in South Africa (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7194 Policy Research Working Paper
Palestinian Reform and Development Plan - Trust Fund (PRDP-TF) : quarterly review (July to September 2014) (English)
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JAN 23, 2015 93854 Working Paper
Paying taxes 2015 : the global picture - the changing face of tax compliance in 189 economies worldwide (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 95219 Working Paper
Green subsidies and the WTO (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7060 Policy Research Working Paper
Paraguay - Strengthening tax administration and SOE corporate governance : output version for decision meeting (English)
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AUG 05, 2014 ACS9985 Working Paper
Small business tax policy, informality, and tax evasion -- evidence from Georgia (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7010 Policy Research Working Paper
Can tax simplification help lower tax corruption ? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6988 Policy Research Working Paper
Guatemala - Enhanced Fiscal and Financial Management for Greater Opportunities Development Policy Loan Project : chair summary (English)
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JUN 17, 2014 88882 Board Summary
Comparative study of the mining tax regime for minerl exploitation in Kazakhstan (English)
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JUN 17, 2014 94482 Working Paper
Paraguay - Public Sector Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 ICR2961 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Do government private subsidies crowd out entrepreneurship ? (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6917 Policy Research Working Paper
Another attempt to reform Brazil's intergovernmental financing arrangements : preliminary results and future prospects (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88640 Brief
Palestinian Reform and Development Plan - Trust Fund (PRDP-TF) : quarterly review (April to June 2014) (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 90170 Working Paper
Revenue potential, tax space, and tax gap : a comparative analysis (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6868 Policy Research Working Paper
Armenia - Public expenditure review : expanding the fiscal envelope (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88586 Public Expenditure Review
Armenia - Public expenditure review : expanding the fiscal envelope (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 93154 Public Expenditure Review
Kazakhstan - Tax Administration Reform Project : procurement plan (English,Russian)
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APR 02, 2014 86508 Procurement Plan
Why is reducing energy subsidies a prudent, fair, and transformative policy for Indonesia? (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86815 Brief