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Place-based policies for development (English)

Many development policies, such as placement of infrastructure or local economic development schemes, are "place-based." Such policies are generally intended to stimulate private sector investment and economic growth in the treated place, and as such they are difficult to appraise and evaluate. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8410 APR 17, 2018

Duranton,Gilles; Venables,Anthony J. Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - MSME Growth Innovation and Inclusive Finance Project - P151544 - Sequence No : 09 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR31775 APR 11, 2018

Andrianaivo,Mihasonirina Disclosed

Enhancing potential (English)

The global economy grew faster than expected in 2017, with a broad-based upturn.Growth in developing East Asia and Pacific (EAP) accelerated slightly in 2017, reflecting the favorable global environment.The growth outlook for the region remains favorable.Following stronger than anticipated growth in 2017, China is expected to slow moderately in 2018 as its economy continues to rebalance.Growth in the large ASEAN economies is expected to be robust and relatively stable in 2018.The prospects for the region’s smaller economies are generally favorable, reflecting stronger commodity prices and higher investment.Robust growth has underpinned and will continue to contribute to the region’s success in reducing poverty and economic insecurity.This positive outlook for the region’s economies is subject to two sets of risks. ... See More +

Publication 125189 APR 11, 2018

Nguyen,Ha; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Upgrading and Greening the Rio de Janeiro Urban Rail System - P111996 - Sequence No : 19 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR31688 APR 10, 2018

Bianchi Alves,Bianca Disclosed

South Africa Economic Update : jobs and inequality (English)

This report reviews South Africa’s recent economic and social developments. It underlines that South Africa’s current economic rebound may not be sustained if the fundamental factors undermining its growth potential are not boldly addressed. ... See More +

Working Paper 125011 APR 05, 2018

Dessus,Sebastien C.; Hanusch,Marek Disclosed

Lobbying for capital tax benefits and misallocation of resources during a credit crunch (English)

Corporations often have strong incentives to exert influence on the tax code and obtain additional tax benefits through lobbying. For the U.S. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8394 APR 02, 2018

Zaourak,Gabriel Roberto Disclosed

Kenya economic update : policy options to advance the Big 4 - unleashing Kenya’s private sector to drive inclusive growth and accelerate poverty reduction (English)

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125056 APR 01, 2018

Awiti,Christine Achieng; Dennis,Allen Curtis K.; Mutie,Celina Katunda; Sanya,Sarah Oludamilola; Angelique,Umutesi; Wankuru,Peter Chacha; Pape,Utz Johann; Mistiaen,Johan A.; Tolchinsky,Marina; Chengula,Ladisy Komba; Safavian,Mehnaz S.; Ramana,Gandham N.V.; Khatimba,Anne; Muthembwa,Keziah Muthoni; Rosauer,Vera Atieno Oloo; Waiharo,Robert Disclosed

Beyond Electricity : How Morocco’s Solar Plant Is Benefiting Communities and Women and Shaping the Region’s Future (English)

The Noor-Ouarzazate complex is one of the largest concentrating solar power (CSP) facilities in the world—so large, in fact, that it is visible from space. ... See More +

Brief 125048 APR 01, 2018

ESMAP Disclosed

Tunisia Economic Outlook - Spring 2018 (English)

Tunisia has made important strides to advance its democratic transition, but the country remains fragile to economic, security and social shocks. ... See More +

Brief 125263 APR 01, 2018

Arabic, French Disclosed

Tunisia Economic Outlook - Spring 2018 (Arabic)

Tunisia has made important strides to advance its democratic transition, but the country remains fragile to economic, security and social shocks. ... See More +

Brief 125263 APR 01, 2018

French, English Disclosed

Tunisia Economic Outlook - Spring 2018 (French)

Tunisia has made important strides to advance its democratic transition, but the country remains fragile to economic, security and social shocks. ... See More +

Brief 125263 APR 01, 2018

Arabic, English Disclosed

Philippines economic update : investing in the future (English)

In 2017, the Philippines was among the top three growth performers in the East Asia region. Only Vietnam and China performed better. The Philippines growth performance slightly weakened in 2017 to 6.7 percent year-on-year from 6.9 percent in 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 125309 APR 01, 2018

Disclosed

Philippines monthly economic developments (April 2018) (English)

The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) continued its decline in March as global financial markets experienced renewed volatility. Heightened policy uncertainty in the global markets and a hike in the U.S. ... See More +

Newsletter 125319 APR 01, 2018

Disclosed

A rebalancing China and resurging India : how will the pendulum swing for Russia? (English)

This report assesses the future impact of two dynamically transforming economies – China and India on Russia’s economy. China is rebalancing its economy whereas India is rapidly expanding. ... See More +

Working Paper 124783 MAR 30, 2018

Hollweg,Claire Honore; Prihardini,Dinar Dhamma; Sanghi,Apurva; Burns,Andrew; Djiofack,Calvin Zebaze; Dissanayake,jagath Disclosed

What investors want : perceptions and experiences of multinational corporations in developing countries (English)

This paper discusses the results of a survey of multinational corporations with affiliates in developing countries. The paper explores corporate perspectives and decision making across the stages of the investment cycle: attraction, entry and establishment, operations and expansion, linkages with the local economy, and, in some cases, divestment and exit. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8386 MAR 28, 2018

Kusek,Peter; Silva,Andrea Antonia Lim Disclosed

Growth, safety nets and poverty : assessing progress in Ethiopia from 1996 to 2011 (English)

In the past 10 years, Ethiopia experienced high and consistent growth, invested in public goods provision to poor households, and saw impressive gains in well-being for many households. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8380 MAR 27, 2018

Hill,Ruth; Tsehaye,Eyasu Disclosed

Investment under risks and uncertainty in Afghanistan (English)

Like many other fragile countries, Afghanistan suffers from low levels of investment. This paper investigates this low investment rate in Afghanistan by studying how investment decisions are affected by risks and uncertainty in the context of underdeveloped financial markets. ... See More +

Working Paper 124879 MAR 26, 2018

Rostom,Ahmed Mohamed Tawfick; Sinha,Rishabh; Farazi,Subika Disclosed

Resource misallocation and productivity gaps in Malaysia (English)

The reallocation of resources from low- to high-productivity firms can generate large aggregate productivity gains. The paper uses data from the Malaysian manufacturing census to measure the country's hypothetical productivity gains when moving toward the level of within-sector allocative efficiency in the United States to be between 13 and 36 percent. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8368 MAR 19, 2018

Chuah,Lay Lian; Loayza,Norman V.; Nguyen,Ha Minh Disclosed

Ethiopia/AFRICA- P151712- Urban Productive Safety Net Project (UPSNP) - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP7888 MAR 16, 2018

Disclosed

Project Information Document-Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (English)

Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet PIDISDSA21556 MAR 13, 2018

Gasol Ramos,Elena Disclosed

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Place-based policies for development (English)
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APR 17, 2018 WPS8410 Policy Research Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - MSME Growth Innovation and Inclusive Finance Project - P151544 - Sequence No : 09 (English)
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APR 11, 2018 ISR31775 Implementation Status and Results Report
Enhancing potential (English)
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APR 11, 2018 125189 Publication
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Upgrading and Greening the Rio de Janeiro Urban Rail System - P111996 - Sequence No : 19 (English)
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APR 10, 2018 ISR31688 Implementation Status and Results Report
South Africa Economic Update : jobs and inequality (English)
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APR 05, 2018 125011 Working Paper
Lobbying for capital tax benefits and misallocation of resources during a credit crunch (English)
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APR 02, 2018 WPS8394 Policy Research Working Paper
Kenya economic update : policy options to advance the Big 4 - unleashing Kenya’s private sector to drive inclusive growth and accelerate poverty reduction (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125056 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Beyond Electricity : How Morocco’s Solar Plant Is Benefiting Communities and Women and Shaping the Region’s Future (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125048 Brief
Tunisia Economic Outlook - Spring 2018 (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125263 Brief Arabic, French
Tunisia Economic Outlook - Spring 2018 (Arabic)
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APR 01, 2018 125263 Brief French, English
Tunisia Economic Outlook - Spring 2018 (French)
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APR 01, 2018 125263 Brief Arabic, English
Philippines economic update : investing in the future (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125309 Working Paper
Philippines monthly economic developments (April 2018) (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125319 Newsletter
A rebalancing China and resurging India : how will the pendulum swing for Russia? (English)
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MAR 30, 2018 124783 Working Paper
What investors want : perceptions and experiences of multinational corporations in developing countries (English)
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MAR 28, 2018 WPS8386 Policy Research Working Paper
Growth, safety nets and poverty : assessing progress in Ethiopia from 1996 to 2011 (English)
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MAR 27, 2018 WPS8380 Policy Research Working Paper
Investment under risks and uncertainty in Afghanistan (English)
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MAR 26, 2018 124879 Working Paper
Resource misallocation and productivity gaps in Malaysia (English)
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MAR 19, 2018 WPS8368 Policy Research Working Paper
Ethiopia/AFRICA- P151712- Urban Productive Safety Net Project (UPSNP) - Procurement Plan (English)
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MAR 16, 2018 STEP7888 Procurement Plan
Project Information Document-Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (English)
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MAR 13, 2018 PIDISDSA21556 Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet