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Mauritius - Addressing inequality through more equitable labor markets (English)

Mauritius is often cited as one of the few African success stories, and with good reason. In the aftermath of independence (1968), this small island nation in the Indian Ocean seemed to be bound for economic failure because of its high poverty rate and numerous vulnerabilities, including high population growth, ethnic tensions, substantial unemployment, and an economy greatly dependent on the production of sugar for international markets. ... See More +

Working Paper 122040 DEC 12, 2017

Paci,Pierella; Ranzani,Marco; Grasso,Giuseppe Disclosed

Capital and labor : the factor income composition of top incomes in the United States, 1962-2006 (English)

This paper finds that capital and labor incomes in the United States have become more closely associated since the 1980s. This contributed to the well-known increase in the top 1 percent's share of total income, exacerbating rising inequality in capital incomes and earnings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8268 DEC 11, 2017

Atkinson,Anthony B.; Lakner,Christoph Disclosed

The platform for collaboration on tax : Discussion draft : the taxation of offshore indirect transfers - a toolkit (English)

On August 1st 2017, interested parties were invited to provide comments on the discussion draft of a toolkit on the Taxation of Offshore Indirect Transfers. ... See More +

Working Paper 121890 DEC 01, 2017

Disclosed

Kenya economic update - Poised to bounce back? : reviving private sector credit growth and boosting revenue mobilization to support fiscal consolidation (English)

This is a critical time for Kenya, as the incoming administrations at national and devolved levels face the high expectations of ordinary Kenyans to deliver on ambitious economic development agendas and hasten the attainment of Vision 2030. ... See More +

Working Paper 121895 DEC 01, 2017

Disclosed

Malaysia economic monitor : turmoil to transformation (English)

In this edition of the Malaysia Economic Monitor, the focus of the special topic is macro-financial policy. This year marks 20 years since the onset of the Asian financial crisis (AFC), which caused a major shock to Malaysia's economy. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 122007 DEC 01, 2017

Zhang,Wei - GFM08; Record,Richard James Lowden; Zaourak,Gabriel Roberto; Ping,Alan Lau Sie; Chong,Yew Keat Disclosed

Taking stock : an update on Vietnam’s recent economic developments - special focus : improving efficiency and equity of public spending (English)

The report examines how Vietnam’s economy has fared in a strengthening global economy in 2017, the drivers of Vietnam’s recent economic performance, growth prospect and the country’s progress in structural reform, among others. ... See More +

Working Paper 122037 DEC 01, 2017

Vu,Quyen Hoang; Pimhidzai,Obert; Eckardt,Sebastian; Dinh,Viet Tuan Disclosed

A regime-based effect of fiscal policy : evidence from an emerging economy (English)

In recent years, few authors have attempted to address the question of whether the state of the economy influences the impact of fiscal policy on the economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8258 NOV 28, 2017

Bouzid,Bechir Naier Disclosed

The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Zambia (English)

This study assesses the redistributive impact of fiscal policy––and its individual elements––in Zambia. Zambia's 2015 fiscal policy reduces inequality; the largest reduction is created by in-kind public service expenditures on education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8246 NOV 20, 2017

Jellema,Jon Robbert; De La Fuente,Alejandro; Rosales,Manuel Disclosed

Lebanon - Municipal Services Emergency Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Municipal Services Emergency Project for Lebanon is to address urgent community priorities in selected municipal services, targeting areas most affected by the influx of Syrian refugees. ... See More +

Project Paper RES30353 NOV 15, 2017

Disclosed

Liberia - Southeastern Corridor Road Asset Management Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement action plan for Ganta to Tappita road (100 km) Project (English)

The development objective of the Southeastern Corridor Road Asset Management Project for Liberia are to support the Recipient’s effort to reducetransport costs along the South Eastern Ganta-Zwedru corridor and to improve institutionalarrangements and capacity in the road sector. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG3795 NOV 15, 2017

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

Disclosed

Egypt - Third Fiscal Consolidation, Sustainable Energy, and Competitiveness Programmatic Development Policy Financing Project (English)

The development objectives of the Third Fiscal Consolidation, Sustainable Energy, and Competitiveness Programmatic Development Policy Financing Project for Egypt are built around three pillars: (1) advance fiscal consolidation through higher revenue collection, greater moderation of the wage bill growth, and stronger debt management; (2) ensure sustainable energy supply through private sector engagement; and (3) enhance the business environment through investment laws, industrial license requirements as well as enhancing competition. ... See More +

Program Document 119846 NOV 07, 2017

Disclosed

Are public credit guarantees worth the hype? (English)

Public credit guarantees have become a popular instrument to try to expand lending to financially constrained firms. In many instances, these schemes have proven useful to increase access to finance. ... See More +

Brief 121486 NOV 01, 2017

Abraham,Facundo; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

China - Anhui Aged Care System Demonstration Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)

The development objective of the Anhui Aged Care System Demonstration Project for China is to support establishment and management of diversified aged care service system of Anhui Provincial Government. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG3820 NOV 01, 2017

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

Disclosed

Benin - First Fiscal Reform and Growth Development Policy Financing Project (English)

The development objectives of this First Fiscal Reform and Growth Development Policy Financing Project for Benin are to: a) support macroeconomic stability by strengthening fiscal management; and b) promote economic growth by increasing agricultural productivity and competitiveness and strengthening the power sector’s financial viability and production capacity. ... See More +

Program Document 119983 OCT 30, 2017

Disclosed

Regressive or progressive ? the effect of tobacco taxes in Ukraine (English)

Tobacco taxes are usually considered regressive, as the poorest individuals allocate larger shares of their budget toward the purchase of tobacco-related products. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8227 OCT 27, 2017

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Meneses,Francisco Jalles Disclosed

Swaziland - Local Government Project (SLGP) : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Local Government Project is assist the Kingdom of Swaziland to develop institutionally strengthened rural local governments (Tinkhundla) and urban local governments. ... See More +

Project Paper RES29621 OCT 26, 2017

Disclosed

Yemen - Integrated Urban Services Emergency Project (English)

The development objective of the Integrated Urban Services Emergency Project for Yemen is to restore access to critical urban services in selected cities within the Republic of Yemen. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2487 OCT 20, 2017

Arabic Disclosed

Turkey - Second Sustainable Cities Project : environmental assessment : Çevresel ve sosyal yönetim çerçevesi (Turkish)

The development objective of Second Sustainable Cities Project for Turkey is to improve the access to targeted municipal services in participating municipalities and utilities. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3780 OCT 19, 2017

Karamullaoglu,Ulker Disclosed

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Mauritius - Addressing inequality through more equitable labor markets (English)
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DEC 12, 2017 122040 Working Paper
Capital and labor : the factor income composition of top incomes in the United States, 1962-2006 (English)
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DEC 11, 2017 WPS8268 Policy Research Working Paper
The platform for collaboration on tax : Discussion draft : the taxation of offshore indirect transfers - a toolkit (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121890 Working Paper
Kenya economic update - Poised to bounce back? : reviving private sector credit growth and boosting revenue mobilization to support fiscal consolidation (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121895 Working Paper
Malaysia economic monitor : turmoil to transformation (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 122007 Economic Updates and Modeling
Taking stock : an update on Vietnam’s recent economic developments - special focus : improving efficiency and equity of public spending (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 122037 Working Paper
A regime-based effect of fiscal policy : evidence from an emerging economy (English)
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NOV 28, 2017 WPS8258 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Zambia (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 WPS8246 Policy Research Working Paper
Lebanon - Municipal Services Emergency Project : restructuring (English)
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NOV 15, 2017 RES30353 Project Paper
Liberia - Southeastern Corridor Road Asset Management Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement action plan for Ganta to Tappita road (100 km) Project (English)
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NOV 15, 2017 SFG3795 Resettlement Plan
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
Egypt - Third Fiscal Consolidation, Sustainable Energy, and Competitiveness Programmatic Development Policy Financing Project (English)
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NOV 07, 2017 119846 Program Document
Are public credit guarantees worth the hype? (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121486 Brief
China - Anhui Aged Care System Demonstration Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 SFG3820 Resettlement Plan
Russia’s recovery : How strong are its shoots? (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121802 Working Paper
Benin - First Fiscal Reform and Growth Development Policy Financing Project (English)
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OCT 30, 2017 119983 Program Document
Regressive or progressive ? the effect of tobacco taxes in Ukraine (English)
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OCT 27, 2017 WPS8227 Policy Research Working Paper
Swaziland - Local Government Project (SLGP) : restructuring (English)
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OCT 26, 2017 RES29621 Project Paper
Yemen - Integrated Urban Services Emergency Project (English)
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OCT 20, 2017 PAD2487 Project Appraisal Document Arabic
Turkey - Second Sustainable Cities Project : environmental assessment : Çevresel ve sosyal yönetim çerçevesi (Turkish)
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OCT 19, 2017 SFG3780 Environmental Assessment