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A cross-country database of fiscal space (English)

This paper presents a comprehensive cross-country database of fiscal space, broadly defined as the availability of budgetary resources for a government to service its financial obligations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8157 AUG 02, 2017

Kose,Ayhan; Kurlat,Sergio Andres; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Sugawara,Naotaka Disclosed

Cambodia – Sustaining strong growth for the benefit of all : a systematic country diagnostic (Vol. 2) : ទិដ្ឋភាពទូទៅ (Khmer)

Cambodia has become one of the world’s leaders in poverty reduction and shared prosperity. Cambodia sustained an average growth rate of 7.6 percent in 1994-2015, ranking sixth in the world, and has now become a lower middle-income economy. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 115189 AUG 01, 2017

English Disclosed

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

Disclosed

Croatia - Sustainable Croatian Railways in Europe Project : procurement plan for goods (English)

Procurement Plan 117793 JUL 30, 2017

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Croatia - Sustainable Croatian Railways in Europe Project : procurement plan for consultants (English)

Procurement Plan 117794 JUL 30, 2017

Disclosed

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

The report outlines two main approaches for enforcing of taxation of OITs by the country in which the asset is located—provisions for which require careful drafting. ... See More +

Working Paper 117797 JUL 28, 2017

Disclosed

Kiribati - Fourth Economic Reform Development Policy Operation (English)

Program Information Document 118216 JUL 24, 2017

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Innovation for productivity growth in Ecuador : unlocking constraints through horizontal and cluster development policies : Executive summary (English)

Over the last decade, Ecuador experienced inclusive growth fueled by a favorable external environment that financed a vast expansion of the public sector. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS22413 JUL 21, 2017

Rubalcaba Bermejo,Luis; Slavova,Stefka; Kim,Maria Deborah; Merino De Lucas,Fernando; Franco-Temple,Ernesto; Victor,Jessica Michelle; Ferrer Morera,Gloria Disclosed

Malawi - Second Agricultural Support and Fiscal Management Development Policy Operation Project (English)

Program Information Document 117948 JUL 20, 2017

Disclosed

Democratic Republic of Congo - Establishing Capacity for Core Public Management Project (English)

Ratings for the Establishing Capacity for Core Public Management Project for Democratic Republic of Congo were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was substantial, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4032 JUL 15, 2017

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Moldova - Completion and learning review for country assistance strategy for the period FY14-FY17 : IEG review (English)

Moldova is a small, lower-middle income economy with a GNI per capita of $2,240 in 2015 (a decline from 2014). In 2015, the economy suffered from an adverse external environment, a summer drought, and a banking crisis, but IMF reports that the economy expanded by 4.1 percent in 2016. ... See More +

CAS Completion Report Review 117715 JUL 14, 2017

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Pension funds and the impact of switching regulation on long-term investment (English)

This paper looks at the impact of members' ability to switch pension fund provider and /or portfolio on the allocation of pension funds to long-term investments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8143 JUL 11, 2017

Pedraza Morales,Alvaro Enrique; Fuentes,Olga; Searle,Pamela; Stewart,Fiona Elizabeth Disclosed

Evidence for a presource curse ? oil discoveries, elevated expectations, and growth disappointments (English)

Oil discoveries can constitute a major positive and exogenous shock to economic activity, but the resource curse hypothesis would suggest they might also be detrimental to growth over the long run. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8140 JUL 10, 2017

Cust,James Frederick; Mihalyi,David Disclosed

Montenegro - Revenue Administration Reform Project (English)

The development objective of Revenue Administration Reform Project is to improve the effectiveness of operational functions of Montenegro’s Tax Administration (MTA) and to reduce the compliance costs for corporate taxpayers. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1119 JUL 07, 2017

Disclosed

Pension funds, capital markets, and the power of diversification (English)

The potential for pension funds to contribute to capital markets and thereby economic growth has been argued on a theoretical basis and demonstrated empirically. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8136 JUL 05, 2017

Stewart,Fiona Elizabeth; Despalins,Romain; Remizova,Inna Disclosed

Taxation without representation ? experimental evidence from Ghana and Uganda on citizen action toward taxes, oil, and aid (English)

Seminal arguments in political economy hold that citizens will more readily demand accountability from governments for taxes than for non-tax revenue from oil or aid. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8137 JUL 05, 2017

de la Cuesta,Brandon; Milner,Helen V.; Nielson,Daniel Lafayette; Knack,Stephen Disclosed

Intermediate cities in Bolivia : a priority agenda (Spanish)

Bolivia faces a unique opportunity to harness the benefits of urbanization and avoid the pitfalls that other countries have made in the past. The urbanization process in Bolivia is one of the last to occur in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean, while its rapid pace requires expeditious action in addressing the challenges associated with this transformation. ... See More +

Brief 117252 JUL 01, 2017

Trohanis,Zoe Elena; Aguilera,Ana Silvia; Tejada,Roberto Disclosed

Taking stock : an update on Vietnam’s recent economic developments - special focus : towards a high-quality fiscal consolidation (English)

A broad-based recovery in global economic activity has been taking hold since late 2016. Industrial production has picked up and global trade accelerated after two years of pronounced weakness. ... See More +

Working Paper 117434 JUL 01, 2017

Dinh,Viet Tuan; Eckardt,Sebastian; Vu,Quyen Hoang; Alatabani,Alwaleed Fareed; Pham,Duc Minh; Cabral,Rodrigo Silveira Veiga Disclosed

Taking stock : an update on Vietnam’s recent economic developments - special focus : towards a high-quality fiscal consolidation (Vietnamese)

A broad-based recovery in global economic activity has been taking hold since late 2016. Industrial production has picked up and global trade accelerated after two years of pronounced weakness. ... See More +

Working Paper 117434 JUL 01, 2017

Dinh,Viet Tuan; Eckardt,Sebastian; Vu,Quyen Hoang; Alatabani,Alwaleed Fareed; Pham,Duc Minh; Cabral,Rodrigo Silveira Veiga Disclosed

Understanding the effects of the Taxa de Longo Prazo (TLP) reform in Brazil (Portuguese,English)

The creation of the Taxa de Longo Prazo (TLP) to substitute the Taxa de Juros de Longo Prazo (TJLP), as envisaged in the, Provisional Decree (Medida Provisoria) N. 777 debated in the Brazilian Congress can have significant impact on Brazil’s economic performance. ... See More +

Working Paper 117812 JUL 01, 2017

Byskov,Steen; Clavijo,Mateo Disclosed

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A cross-country database of fiscal space (English)
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AUG 02, 2017 WPS8157 Policy Research Working Paper
Cambodia – Sustaining strong growth for the benefit of all : a systematic country diagnostic (Vol. 2) : ទិដ្ឋភាពទូទៅ (Khmer)
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AUG 01, 2017 115189 Systematic Country Diagnostic English
Philippines monthly economic developments : August 2017 (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 118719 Newsletter
Croatia - Sustainable Croatian Railways in Europe Project : procurement plan for goods (English)
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JUL 30, 2017 117793 Procurement Plan
Croatia - Sustainable Croatian Railways in Europe Project : procurement plan for consultants (English)
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JUL 30, 2017 117794 Procurement Plan
The platform for collaboration on tax : Discussion draft : the taxation of offshore indirect transfers — a toolkit (English)
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JUL 28, 2017 117797 Working Paper
Kiribati - Fourth Economic Reform Development Policy Operation (English)
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JUL 24, 2017 118216 Program Information Document
Innovation for productivity growth in Ecuador : unlocking constraints through horizontal and cluster development policies : Executive summary (English)
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JUL 21, 2017 ACS22413 Working Paper
Malawi - Second Agricultural Support and Fiscal Management Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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JUL 20, 2017 117948 Program Information Document
Democratic Republic of Congo - Establishing Capacity for Core Public Management Project (English)
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JUL 15, 2017 ICR4032 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Moldova - Completion and learning review for country assistance strategy for the period FY14-FY17 : IEG review (English)
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JUL 14, 2017 117715 CAS Completion Report Review
Pension funds and the impact of switching regulation on long-term investment (English)
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JUL 11, 2017 WPS8143 Policy Research Working Paper
Evidence for a presource curse ? oil discoveries, elevated expectations, and growth disappointments (English)
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JUL 10, 2017 WPS8140 Policy Research Working Paper
Montenegro - Revenue Administration Reform Project (English)
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JUL 07, 2017 PAD1119 Project Appraisal Document
Pension funds, capital markets, and the power of diversification (English)
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JUL 05, 2017 WPS8136 Policy Research Working Paper
Taxation without representation ? experimental evidence from Ghana and Uganda on citizen action toward taxes, oil, and aid (English)
See More +
JUL 05, 2017 WPS8137 Policy Research Working Paper
Intermediate cities in Bolivia : a priority agenda (Spanish)
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JUL 01, 2017 117252 Brief
Taking stock : an update on Vietnam’s recent economic developments - special focus : towards a high-quality fiscal consolidation (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2017 117434 Working Paper
Taking stock : an update on Vietnam’s recent economic developments - special focus : towards a high-quality fiscal consolidation (Vietnamese)
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JUL 01, 2017 117434 Working Paper
Understanding the effects of the Taxa de Longo Prazo (TLP) reform in Brazil (Portuguese,English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2017 117812 Working Paper