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When the Cycle Becomes the Trend : The Emerging Market Experience with Fiscal Policy during the Last Commodity Super Cycle (English)

Fiscal buffers have shrunk across the world. This paper argues that limited fiscal room in emerging market economies today is partly due to the commodity super cycle of 2000-15. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8712 JAN 18, 2019

Amra,Rashaad; Hanusch,Marek; Jooste,Charl Disclosed

Subjective Well-Being and Peaceful Uprisings (English)

This study analyzes whether subjective well-being measures can explain variation in peaceful uprisings, in addition to the objective measures typically used in analyses of this type of events. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8705 JAN 16, 2019

Witte,Caroline T.; Burger,Martijn J.; Ianchovichina,Elena Disclosed

Institutional Fragmentation and Metropolitan Coordination in Latin American Cities : What Consequences for Productivity and Growth ? (English)

This paper provides empirical evidence on the impact of institutional fragmentation and metropolitan coordination on urban productivity in Latin American cities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8696 JAN 10, 2019

Duque,Juan Carlos; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Patino,Jorge E.; Restrepo Cadavid,Paula Disclosed

Urban Form and Productivity : What Is the Shape of Latin American Cities ? (English)

This paper examines the linkages between urban form and city productivity, using alternative metrics for urban form and applying them to a comprehensive sample of Latin American cities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8697 JAN 10, 2019

Duque,Juan Carlos; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Patino,Jorge E.; Restrepo Cadavid,Paula Disclosed

Service Performance Guarantees for Public Utilities and Beyond - An Innovation with Potential to Attract Investors to Emerging Markets (English)

Emerging market countries require substantial foreign investment for development, economic growth,and poverty alleviation. There are multiple challenges to attracting this investment, however, ranging from political and economic instability to corruption, poor security, and small market size. ... See More +

Brief 133876 JAN 08, 2019

Ramachandran,Vijay; Gelb,Alan Harold; Buehler,Martin Reto Disclosed

Implementation Completion and Results Report (ICR) Document - Implementation support to the PICES survey in Zimbabwe - P158475 (English)

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR00004682 JAN 07, 2019

Swinkels,Robertus A Disclosed

Pakistan - SOUTH ASIA- P158099- PK: Punjab Tourism for Economic Growth Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP15892 JAN 02, 2019

Ali Jalal Disclosed

Mongolia - Systematic Country Diagnostic (Mongolian)

Mongolia faces three main development challenges and two main strategies to overcome them. The three challenges are: first, to pursue a more stable and diversified path of economic growth; second, to regain the poverty reduction trend enhancing further gains in population wellbeing; and, third, to strengthen sustainability, avoiding -or reversing- environmental stress. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 132637 JAN 01, 2019

English Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - PK: Punjab Tourism for Economic Growth Project - P158099 - Sequence No : 04 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR34427 DEC 23, 2018

Akbar,Kamran Disclosed

Financial Outreach and Working Poverty in Developing Countries : New Evidence from Bank Penetration (English)

Although a growing body of literature emphasizes that the poor may benefit from better access to financial services through more growth and employment opportunities, there is a continuing debate about the mechanism and extent to which such access would reduce inequalities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8687 DEC 21, 2018

Coulibaly,Aissata; Yogo,Urbain Thierry Disclosed

Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the European Commission on behalf of the European Union for TF072957 (English)

Trust Fund Administrative Agreement DEC 20, 2018

LEGRL Disclosed

Project Information Document-Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet - First Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence for Development Impact - P164546 (English)

Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet PIDISDSA23996 DEC 19, 2018

Blom,Andreas Disclosed

The Economic Case for Education in Vietnam (English)

Education is central to the development of human capital. Vietnam has made significant progress. This paper reviews existing research on the returns to education and makes the case for investment in schooling. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8679 DEC 18, 2018

Patrinos,Harry Anthony; Thang,Pham Vu; Thanh,Nguyen Duc Disclosed

Ukraine - Policy Based Guarantee : Chair Summary (English)

Board Report 133161 DEC 18, 2018

Disclosed

Concept Project Information Document (PID) - Grenada Digital Governance for Resilience - P167588 (English)

Project Information Document PIDISDSC24892 DEC 13, 2018

April,Leah Disclosed

Malaysia Economic Monitor : Realizing Human Potential (English)

Growing risks weigh on the economic outlook. On the external front, a slowing global economy, rising concerns regarding the impact of US-China trade tensions and increased volatility in financial and commodity markets all weigh on the prospects for Malaysia’s economy. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 132903 DEC 13, 2018

Record,Richard James Lowden; Chong,Yew Keat; Teh Sharifuddin,Shakira Binti; Aturupane,Harsha; Teo,Hui Sin; Schmillen,Achim Daniel; Moroz,Harry Edmund Disclosed

Official Documents- Administration Arrangement with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland acting through BEIS for TF072490 (English)

Trust Fund Administrative Agreement DEC 11, 2018

LEGRL Disclosed

Official Documents- Agreement for Advance V1840-NG (English)

Agreement DEC 05, 2018

LEGRL Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Digital Malawi Program Phase I: Malawi Digital Foundations Project - P160533 - Sequence No : 03 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR34835 DEC 02, 2018

Torgusson,Casey Disclosed

Revisiting the Relevance of the World Bank's Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) on Economic Growth (English)

We revisit the relevance of the World Bank’s Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)against growth performance, with attention to possible biases arising from qualitative andquantitative changes in the CPIA methodology. ... See More +

Working Paper 132746 DEC 01, 2018

Gonzalez Amador,Christian Yves Disclosed

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When the Cycle Becomes the Trend : The Emerging Market Experience with Fiscal Policy during the Last Commodity Super Cycle (English)
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JAN 18, 2019 WPS8712 Policy Research Working Paper
Subjective Well-Being and Peaceful Uprisings (English)
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JAN 16, 2019 WPS8705 Policy Research Working Paper
Institutional Fragmentation and Metropolitan Coordination in Latin American Cities : What Consequences for Productivity and Growth ? (English)
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JAN 10, 2019 WPS8696 Policy Research Working Paper
Urban Form and Productivity : What Is the Shape of Latin American Cities ? (English)
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JAN 10, 2019 WPS8697 Policy Research Working Paper
Service Performance Guarantees for Public Utilities and Beyond - An Innovation with Potential to Attract Investors to Emerging Markets (English)
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JAN 08, 2019 133876 Brief
Implementation Completion and Results Report (ICR) Document - Implementation support to the PICES survey in Zimbabwe - P158475 (English)
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JAN 07, 2019 ICR00004682 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Pakistan - SOUTH ASIA- P158099- PK: Punjab Tourism for Economic Growth Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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JAN 02, 2019 STEP15892 Procurement Plan
Mongolia - Systematic Country Diagnostic (Mongolian)
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JAN 01, 2019 132637 Systematic Country Diagnostic English
Disclosable Version of the ISR - PK: Punjab Tourism for Economic Growth Project - P158099 - Sequence No : 04 (English)
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DEC 23, 2018 ISR34427 Implementation Status and Results Report
Financial Outreach and Working Poverty in Developing Countries : New Evidence from Bank Penetration (English)
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DEC 21, 2018 WPS8687 Policy Research Working Paper
Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the European Commission on behalf of the European Union for TF072957 (English)
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DEC 20, 2018 Trust Fund Administrative Agreement
Project Information Document-Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet - First Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence for Development Impact - P164546 (English)
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DEC 19, 2018 PIDISDSA23996 Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
The Economic Case for Education in Vietnam (English)
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DEC 18, 2018 WPS8679 Policy Research Working Paper
Ukraine - Policy Based Guarantee : Chair Summary (English)
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DEC 18, 2018 133161 Board Report
Concept Project Information Document (PID) - Grenada Digital Governance for Resilience - P167588 (English)
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DEC 13, 2018 PIDISDSC24892 Project Information Document
Malaysia Economic Monitor : Realizing Human Potential (English)
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DEC 13, 2018 132903 Economic Updates and Modeling
Official Documents- Administration Arrangement with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland acting through BEIS for TF072490 (English)
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DEC 11, 2018 Trust Fund Administrative Agreement
Official Documents- Agreement for Advance V1840-NG (English)
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DEC 05, 2018 Agreement
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Digital Malawi Program Phase I: Malawi Digital Foundations Project - P160533 - Sequence No : 03 (English)
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DEC 02, 2018 ISR34835 Implementation Status and Results Report
Revisiting the Relevance of the World Bank's Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) on Economic Growth (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132746 Working Paper