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Philippines monthly economic developments : November 2017 (English)

This newsletter about the monthly economic developments of Philippines include the following : (i) Amidst a more volatile foreign exchange market, the Philippine peso dropped to an 11-year low in October; (ii) Both export and import growth slowed in September; (iii) Manufacturing activities contracted again in September, following a temporary recovery in August; (iv) The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) surged to a new record high in October as it tracked the strong performance of global financial markets; (v) Rising energy prices pushed headline inflation to its highest level in three years; (vi) In September, government revenues increased sharply while expenditures contracted; (vii) In the World Bank 2018 Doing Business report, the Philippines ranks 113th out of 190 economies in the ease of doing business. ... See More +

Newsletter 121390 NOV 01, 2017

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Trouble in the making? : the future of manufacturing-led development (English)

In the past, manufacturing-led development typically delivered both productivity gains and job creation for unskilled labor. Looking ahead, changing technologies and shifting globalization patterns call the feasibility of manufacturing-led development strategies into question. ... See More +

Publication 121005 OCT 12, 2017

Nayyar,Gaurav; Hallward-Driemeier,Mary C. Disclosed

Philippines monthly economic developments : September 2017 (English)

The Philippines Stock Exchange index (PSEi) slightly weakened in August. The PSEi contracted by 0.7 percent month-on month, closing at 7,958 in August which was largely the result of seasonal factors. ... See More +

Newsletter 119767 SEP 01, 2017

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Philippines monthly economic developments : August 2017 (English)

The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) posted solid gains in July, yet net foreign buying weakened. In the first seven months of 2017, the PSEi has increased by 17.2 percent, in line with top performing major stock indexes in the Asia-Pacific region. ... See More +

Newsletter 118719 AUG 01, 2017

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Philippines monthly economic developments : June 2017 (English)

While the Philippine peso traded in May in a relatively stable foreign exchange market, it continues to depreciate on an annual basis. The Philippine stock exchange index (PSEi) rallied in May, as it benefited from strong foreign purchases. ... See More +

Newsletter 116227 JUN 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Botswana (English)

Botswana's economy recovered moderately in 2016. Further gains are expected for the medium-term, with real GDP growth of more-than 4 percent through 2019. ... See More +

Working Paper 113873 APR 01, 2017

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Philippines monthly economic developments : April 2017 (English)

The World Bank growth forecast for the Philippines was maintained at 6.9 percent for 2017. The Philippine stock exchange index (PSEi) edged slightly up in March while the peso stabilized above Php/US$50.00 amidst a less volatile foreign exchange market. ... See More +

Newsletter 114414 APR 01, 2017

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Lao economic monitor : challenges in promoting more inclusive growth and shared prosperity - thematic section : financing the health sector in Lao PDR (English)

The Lao economy is estimated to have grown at around 7 percent in 2016, a slight moderation from 7.4 percent in the previous year. A marked increase in power sector contribution and some from the manufacturing sector was partly offset by slight moderation in construction, flat mining output, and stable public spending. ... See More +

Working Paper 115000 APR 01, 2017

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Philippines monthly economic developments : March 2017 (English)

The Philippine stock exchange index weakened in February as uncertainty abroad weighs heavy on market sentiment. The Philippine peso came under renewed pressure, hitting another record-low in February. ... See More +

Newsletter 113519 MAR 01, 2017

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Post-disaster needs assessment guidelines : manufacturing (English)

The manufacturing or industrial sector is composed of several individual economic activities, according to the United Nations, International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities, Rev.4, New York, 2008. ... See More +

Working Paper 114525 JAN 01, 2017

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Measurement and patterns of world agribusiness trade (English)

This brief highlights the importance of the agribusiness sector as a pillar for development. It provides a framework to measure internationally traded agribusiness and discusses some patterns of world agribusiness trade in recent decades. ... See More +

Brief 112195 JAN 01, 2017

Mendez Ramos,Fabian; Paustian,Nina Disclosed

Celebrating the International Finance Corporation's 60th anniversary (English)

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank's private sector arm. Created in 1956 in response to perceived capital limitations and structural challenges in the developing world, IFC is a catalyst for investment in private enterprise through its own investment and through the stimulation of private capital from other sources. ... See More +

Working Paper 121398 NOV 01, 2016

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The world is not yet flat : transport costs matter ! (English)

The paper provides evidence of the effects of changes in transport costs on the geographic concentration of industries. The analysis uses micro-level commodity flow data and micro-geographic plant-level data to construct industry-specific ad valorem trucking rates and continuous measures of geographic concentration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7862 OCT 17, 2016

Behrens,Kristian; Brown,W. Mark; Bougna Lonla,Theophile Disclosed

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Federation Road Sector Modernization Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement review and audit report (English)

The Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) has launched the overarching FBiH Modernization of main roads program to ensure adequate road infrastructure by 2020. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG1976 MAR 21, 2016

Smajic,Ifeta Disclosed

China - Lushan Earthquake Reconstruction and Risk Reduction Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : Consolidated resettlement action plan (English)

The objective of the Lushan Earthquake Reconstruction and Risk Reduction Project for China is to build disaster resilient infrastructure and strengthen risk reduction and emergency preparedness. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG1726 JAN 27, 2016

Xie,Dan Disclosed

A firm-level productivity diagnostic for Kenya’s manufacturing and services sector (English)

This technical note implements a firm-level productivity diagnostic using the census of manufacturing firms and a large services survey in Kenya. ... See More +

Working Paper 106985 JAN 01, 2016

Cusolito,Ana Paula; Cirera,Xavier Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic - Urban Development Project : environmental assessment : Environmental management plan for schools and kindergartens (English)

The development objective of the Urban Development Project for Kyrgyz Republic is to improve the quality of municipal services and pilot energy efficiency and seismic resilience retrofits of urban infrastructure in participating towns. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1790 JAN 01, 2016

Hamilton,Delphine Alberta Disclosed

Lao People's Democratic Republic - Khammouane Development Project : additional financing - procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 99464 SEP 02, 2015

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China - Shandong Confucius and Mencius Cultural Heritage Conservation and Development Project : procurement plan (Chinese,English)

Procurement Plan 95152 FEB 10, 2015

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Lebanon - PCB Management in the Power Sector Project (Arabic)

The PCB Management in the Power Sector Project in Lebanese has an objective is to dispose of high risk PCBs and improve the inventory management of transformers in the power sector in an environmentally sound manner. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD149 OCT 29, 2014

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Philippines monthly economic developments : November 2017 (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121390 Newsletter
Trouble in the making? : the future of manufacturing-led development (English)
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OCT 12, 2017 121005 Publication
Philippines monthly economic developments : September 2017 (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 119767 Newsletter
Philippines monthly economic developments : August 2017 (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 118719 Newsletter
Philippines monthly economic developments : June 2017 (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 116227 Newsletter
Macro poverty outlook for Botswana (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113873 Working Paper
Philippines monthly economic developments : April 2017 (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114414 Newsletter
Lao economic monitor : challenges in promoting more inclusive growth and shared prosperity - thematic section : financing the health sector in Lao PDR (English)
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APR 01, 2017 115000 Working Paper
Philippines monthly economic developments : March 2017 (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113519 Newsletter
Post-disaster needs assessment guidelines : manufacturing (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 114525 Working Paper
Measurement and patterns of world agribusiness trade (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112195 Brief
Celebrating the International Finance Corporation's 60th anniversary (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 121398 Working Paper
The world is not yet flat : transport costs matter ! (English)
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OCT 17, 2016 WPS7862 Policy Research Working Paper
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Federation Road Sector Modernization Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement review and audit report (English)
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MAR 21, 2016 SFG1976 Resettlement Plan
China - Lushan Earthquake Reconstruction and Risk Reduction Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : Consolidated resettlement action plan (English)
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JAN 27, 2016 SFG1726 Resettlement Plan
A firm-level productivity diagnostic for Kenya’s manufacturing and services sector (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 106985 Working Paper
Kyrgyz Republic - Urban Development Project : environmental assessment : Environmental management plan for schools and kindergartens (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 SFG1790 Environmental Assessment
Lao People's Democratic Republic - Khammouane Development Project : additional financing - procurement plan (English)
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SEP 02, 2015 99464 Procurement Plan
China - Shandong Confucius and Mencius Cultural Heritage Conservation and Development Project : procurement plan (Chinese,English)
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FEB 10, 2015 95152 Procurement Plan
Lebanon - PCB Management in the Power Sector Project (Arabic)
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OCT 29, 2014 PAD149 Project Appraisal Document English