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Ghana - Sankofa Gas Project (English)

The development objective of the Sankofa Gas Project (SGP) for Ghana is to increase the availability of natural gas for clean power generation by leveraging private capital investment. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 96554 JUL 07, 2015

Economics of lifting sanctions on Iran (English)

July has been unusually active for the global economy this year. First, there was Greece’s debt crisis, a referendum on the terms of a bailout, and ensuing negotiations over debt relief. ... See More +

Brief 98801 JUL 01, 2015

Mottaghi,Lili

Do improved biomass cookstoves reduce fuelwood consumption and carbon emissions ? evidence from rural Ethiopia using a randomized treatment trial with electronic monitoring (English)

This paper uses a randomized experimental design with real-time electronic stove temperature measurements and controlled cooking tests to estimate the fuelwood and carbon dioxide savings from an improved cookstove program in the process of being implemented in rural Ethiopia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7324 JUN 22, 2015

Beyene,Abebe; Bluffstone,Randy; Gebreegzhiaber,Zenebe; Martinsson,Peter; Mekonnen,Alemu; Vieider,Ferdinand

Ghana - Sankofa Gas Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 97899 JUN 08, 2015

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: United States (US) labor market showed robust growth in May; Greece delayed loan repayment to International Monetary Fund (IMF); Eurozone inflation rose to a six-month high in May, while the composite Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) edged down slightly; monetary policy divergence among emerging economies continued; Egypt’s private sector PMI improved marginally in May; the development of shale gas and oil fields in the United States has significantly transformed the outlook for oil and natural gas supplies; the U.S. shale oil industry has been resilient to the decline in oil prices, and adjusted production quickly; and United States unconventional oil production is likely to lead to a new and tighter range for oil prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 99000 JUN 05, 2015

Derek Chen, Gerard Kambou, Xinghao Gong

Ghana - Sankofa Gas Field Project (English)

Project Information Document 97671 MAY 20, 2015

Kazakhstan - First Fiscal Management and Resilience Programmatic Development Policy Financing Project (English)

Program Information Document 96598 MAY 19, 2015

Institutional and regulatory assessment of the extractive industries in Myanmar (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

This report provides a baseline institutional and regulatory assessment of the oil and gas, mining (including jade and gemstones) and the hydropower sectors in Myanmar. ... See More +

Working Paper 96445 MAY 12, 2015

Adam Smith International

Institutional and regulatory assessment of the extractive industries in Myanmar : Executive summary (English)

This report provides a baseline institutional and regulatory assessment of the oil and gas, mining (including jade and gemstones) and the hydropower sectors in Myanmar. ... See More +

Working Paper 96445 MAY 12, 2015

Adam Smith International

Ghana : Takoradi 2 power plant (English)

Ghana’s growing economy has strained its power sector in spite of a high national electrification rate. In response, the Takoradi International Company, which owns and operates the Takoradi 2 power plant, sought financing to convert and expand the plant to allow it to run on both natural gas and light crude oil using technology that would increase capacity by 50 percent without using additional fuel. ... See More +

Brief 96890 MAY 01, 2015

Egypt - Natural Gas Connections Project : implementation completion and results report (English)

The Natural Gas Connections Project for Egypt received a satisfactory outcome rating with moderate risk to development outcome. Both the Bank and the Borrower received satisfactory performance ratings for their respective roles in the project. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3272 APR 22, 2015

Statement by Daniel Kablan Duncan at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)

This is a statement by Daniel Kablan Duncan, Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Finance and Budget at the ninety first meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015. ... See More +

Board Report 95897 APR 18, 2015

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: oil prices declined after a 6-day gain; United States retail sales rose while industrial production fell; Eurozone industrial production accelerated in February; Chinese gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 7.0 percent year over year (y/y) in first quater(Q1)2015; inflation rates in Ghana and Nigeria rose in March; the decline in oil prices will likely translate into lower prices for natural gas in Europe and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Asia; Lower oil prices will also put downward pressures on the prices of fertilizers and agricultural commodities; and falling natural gas, fertilizer, and agricultural commodity prices may mitigate or amplify some of the effects of lower oil prices; ... See More +

Newsletter 98955 APR 17, 2015

Trang Nguyen, Gerard Kambou and Jiayi Zhang

Africa - West African Gas Pipeline Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14706 APR 13, 2015

Recent economic developments and prospects (English)

The global economy will grow 3 to 3.5 percent this year, 0.5 percent higher than last year’s 2.6 percent, and surpassing the average growth rate of 3.1 percent during 2000-08, before the financial crisis. ... See More +

Brief 95826 APR 01, 2015

Byan, Gerard A.; Ahuja, Preeti

Uganda - Leveraging oil and gas industry for the development of a competitive private sector in Uganda (English)

The study represents a background study for the proposed Uganda Country Economic Memorandum (CEM), which seeks to address the issue of efficient use of oil resources and examine synergies between the oil industry and the rest of the economy, through growth poles or linkages. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS12528 MAR 25, 2015

Goffe,Valeriya

Egypt, Arab Republic of - Giza North Power Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Giza North Power Project for Egypt, Arab Republic of is to contribute to improving the security and efficiency of electricity supply in a sustainable manner. ... See More +

Project Paper RES18273 MAR 09, 2015

MENA quarterly economic brief : plunging oil prices (English)

In the three months since most observers, including the World Bank, issued their last forecasts, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region has changed substantially. ... See More +

Brief 94037 FEB 01, 2015

Mottaghi, Lili

Seychelles - Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Project : small RETF grant (English)

The objective of the Implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Project (EITI) is to help Government of Seychelles establish the principles of a sustainable petroleum revenue management and enhance transparency in the oil sector. ... See More +

Project Paper 93917 JAN 15, 2015

Plunging oil prices (English)

This issue of the MENA Quarterly Economic Brief focuses on the implications of low oil prices for eight developing countries, or the MENA-8 (oil importers: Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon and Jordan and oil exporters: Iran, Iraq, Yemen and Libya) and the economies of the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council), who play a major role in providing funds in the form of aid, investment, tourism revenues and remittances to the rest of the countries of the region. ... See More +

Brief 93847 JAN 01, 2015

Mottaghi, Lili; Devarajan, Shanta French, Arabic

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Ghana - Sankofa Gas Project (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 96554 Project Appraisal Document
Economics of lifting sanctions on Iran (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98801 Brief
Do improved biomass cookstoves reduce fuelwood consumption and carbon emissions ? evidence from rural Ethiopia using a randomized treatment trial with electronic monitoring (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7324 Policy Research Working Paper
Ghana - Sankofa Gas Project (English)
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JUN 08, 2015 97899 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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JUN 05, 2015 99000 Newsletter
Ghana - Sankofa Gas Field Project (English)
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MAY 20, 2015 97671 Project Information Document
Kazakhstan - First Fiscal Management and Resilience Programmatic Development Policy Financing Project (English)
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MAY 19, 2015 96598 Program Information Document
Institutional and regulatory assessment of the extractive industries in Myanmar (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)
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MAY 12, 2015 96445 Working Paper
Institutional and regulatory assessment of the extractive industries in Myanmar : Executive summary (English)
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MAY 12, 2015 96445 Working Paper
Ghana : Takoradi 2 power plant (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96890 Brief
Egypt - Natural Gas Connections Project : implementation completion and results report (English)
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APR 22, 2015 ICR3272 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Statement by Daniel Kablan Duncan at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)
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APR 18, 2015 95897 Board Report
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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APR 17, 2015 98955 Newsletter
Africa - West African Gas Pipeline Project (English)
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APR 13, 2015 ICRR14706 Implementation Completion Report Review
Recent economic developments and prospects (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95826 Brief
Uganda - Leveraging oil and gas industry for the development of a competitive private sector in Uganda (English)
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MAR 25, 2015 ACS12528 Working Paper
Egypt, Arab Republic of - Giza North Power Project : restructuring (English)
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MAR 09, 2015 RES18273 Project Paper
MENA quarterly economic brief : plunging oil prices (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94037 Brief
Seychelles - Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Project : small RETF grant (English)
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JAN 15, 2015 93917 Project Paper
Plunging oil prices (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93847 Brief French, Arabic