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Tonga - Second Inclusive Growth Development Policy Operation Project (English)

The development objectives of Second Inclusive Growth Development Policy Operation Project for Tongo are to: i) Support fiscal resilience by means of strengthened revenue mobilization and strategic fiscal and debt policies; ii) support improved government accountability and private sector regulation by improving compliance with public procurement regulations, improving budgetary classifications, improving the adequacy of responses to external audit, and introducing new regulatory frameworks into selected sectors; and iii) support a more dynamic and inclusive economy by adopting investor‐friendly foreign investment legislation, extending coverage of the credit bureau, improving oversight and private participation in public enterprises, and introducing regulation to private sector labor markets. ... See More +

Program Document 113909 APR 27, 2017

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Consumption smoothing and shock persistence : optimal simple fiscal rules for commodity (English)

A common criticism of balanced budget fiscal rules is that they increase the consumption volatility of financially constrained households who are unable to smooth consumption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8035 APR 25, 2017

Galego Mendes,Arthur; Pennings,Steven Michael Disclosed

Tobacco taxation in Turkey : an overview of policy measures and results (English)

Turkey’s government increased tobacco tax revenue and lowered tobacco consumption by increasing tobacco tax rates significantly between 2003 and 2013. ... See More +

Working Paper 114284 APR 25, 2017

Cetinkaya,Volkan; Marquez,Patricio V. Disclosed

Tobacco taxation in the European Union : an overview (English)

The European Union has a long experience in tobacco tax harmonization, which provides useful lessons learned. In the European Union, tobacco tax harmonization took place in stages, and currently all Member States have agreed upon definitions, tax base, and minimum excise duty rates for all product categories of manufactured tobacco. ... See More +

Working Paper 114324 APR 25, 2017

Bouw, Annerie Disclosed

Statement by Mr. Mohammed Boussaid at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Mohammed Boussaid, Minister of Economy and Finance of the Kingdom of Morocco, at the ninety-fifth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 114558 APR 22, 2017

Disclosed

Arithmetics and politics of domestic resource mobilization (English)

The 2015 United Nations resolution on Financing for Development stresses the importance of effective resource mobilization and use of domestic resources to pursue sustainable development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8029 APR 17, 2017

Bolch,Kimberly Blair; Ceriani,Lidia; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe Disclosed

Liberia - Road Asset Management Project : environmental assessment : Environmental management plan for S.D. cooper intersection - Coca Cola Factory Road Rehabilitation Project (English)

The development objective of the Road Asset Management Project for Liberia is to support the Recipient's efforts to reduce transport costs along the road corridor from Monrovia to the Guinea border and to maintain the road in good condition over a 10-year period. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3271 APR 17, 2017

Ba,Ndeye Anna Disclosed

Estimating the distributional impact of increasing taxes on tobacco products in Armenia : results from an extended cost-effectiveness analysis (English)

At present, tobacco taxes in Armenia are among the lowest in Europe and Central Asia. Global experience has shown that increasing taxes on tobacco is one of the most cost effective public health interventions. ... See More +

Working Paper 114323 APR 14, 2017

Postolovska,Iryna; Lavado,Rouselle F.; Tarr, Gillian; Verguet, Stephane Disclosed

Brazil - SWAp for Parana Multi-sector Development Project: restructuring (English)

The development objective of the SWAp for Parana Multi-sector Development Project for Brazil is to make access to economic and human development opportunities more equitable and environmentally sustainable in the Borrower s territory through the modernization of the Borrower s public sector and revenue management. ... See More +

Project Paper RES23587 APR 12, 2017

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Uganda - Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers Program for Results Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social systems assessment (English)

The objective of the Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers Program for Results Project for Uganda is to enhance equity and efficiency of financing of decentralized social services. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment 114442 APR 11, 2017

Dobronogov,Anton Disclosed

Tanzania economic update : money within reach - extending financial inclusion in Tanzania (English)

In 2016, the global economic environment remained subdued, with growth performance in Sub-Saharan Africa the weakest in over 20 years. Economic conditions across most advanced economies remained challenging, while emerging and developing economies as a whole are set to maintain their growth momentum. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 114125 APR 01, 2017

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South Asia Procurement Innovation Awards 2016 (English)

This publication is a compilation of abstracts of submissions made by procurement entities from Government, Public Sector, Autonomous, University or Research and Training Institutions following the Public Procurement regulatory framework, and NGOs/CBOs involved in Public Procurement Management and Oversight Support in the South Asian countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka for South Asia Procurement Innovation Awards 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 114154 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Philippines Economic Update : Advancing the Investment Agenda (English)

The Philippine economy remained resilient to global headwinds in 2016. While a slower-than-expected global recovery weakened net exports, surging domestic demands pushed the annual GDP growth rate to 6.8 percent, year-on-year. ... See More +

Working Paper 114151 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (Pashto)

The contents of this newsletter focus on World Bank Group support, status of ongoing operations, International Finance Corporation, and Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund. ... See More +

Newsletter 114174 APR 01, 2017

Dari, English Disclosed

The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (English)

The contents of this newsletter focus on World Bank Group support, status of ongoing operations, International Finance Corporation, and Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund. ... See More +

Newsletter 114174 APR 01, 2017

Pashto, Dari Disclosed

The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (Dari)

The contents of this newsletter focus on World Bank Group support, status of ongoing operations, International Finance Corporation, and Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund. ... See More +

Newsletter 114174 APR 01, 2017

Pashto, English Disclosed

First global conference of the platform for collaboration on tax - taxation and the sustainable development goals : draft concept note and agenda (English)

The members of the Platform for Collaboration on Tax will hold their first Global Conference on February 14-16, 2018 at the UN Headquarters in New York, under the theme 'Taxation and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)'. ... See More +

Working Paper 114045 MAR 31, 2017

Calidonio Aguilar,Perla Rocio Disclosed

Myanmar - First Macroeconomic Stability and Fiscal Resilience Development Policy Operation Project (English)

The development objective of the First Macroeconomic Stability and Fiscal Resilience Development Policy Operation Project for Myanmar supports two pillars: (i) sustained macroeconomic stability; and (ii) enhanced fiscal resilience. ... See More +

Program Document 113808 MAR 31, 2017

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Tonga - Second Inclusive Growth Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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APR 27, 2017 113909 Program Document
Consumption smoothing and shock persistence : optimal simple fiscal rules for commodity (English)
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APR 25, 2017 WPS8035 Policy Research Working Paper
Tobacco taxation in Turkey : an overview of policy measures and results (English)
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APR 25, 2017 114284 Working Paper
Tobacco taxation in the European Union : an overview (English)
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APR 25, 2017 114324 Working Paper
Statement by Mr. Mohammed Boussaid at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)
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APR 22, 2017 114558 Board Report
Europe and Central Asia - Developing Statistical Capacity in National Accounts, Price Statistics and Purchasing Power Parities in the CIS Region : procurement plan (English)
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APR 18, 2017 114657 Procurement Plan
Arithmetics and politics of domestic resource mobilization (English)
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APR 17, 2017 WPS8029 Policy Research Working Paper
Liberia - Road Asset Management Project : environmental assessment : Environmental management plan for S.D. cooper intersection - Coca Cola Factory Road Rehabilitation Project (English)
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APR 17, 2017 SFG3271 Environmental Assessment
Estimating the distributional impact of increasing taxes on tobacco products in Armenia : results from an extended cost-effectiveness analysis (English)
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APR 14, 2017 114323 Working Paper
Brazil - SWAp for Parana Multi-sector Development Project: restructuring (English)
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APR 12, 2017 RES23587 Project Paper
Uganda - Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers Program for Results Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social systems assessment (English)
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APR 11, 2017 114442 Environmental Assessment
Tanzania economic update : money within reach - extending financial inclusion in Tanzania (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114125 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
South Asia Procurement Innovation Awards 2016 (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114154 Working Paper
Philippines Economic Update : Advancing the Investment Agenda (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114151 Working Paper
Philippines monthly economic developments : April 2017 (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114414 Newsletter
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (Pashto)
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APR 01, 2017 114174 Newsletter Dari, English
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114174 Newsletter Pashto, Dari
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (Dari)
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APR 01, 2017 114174 Newsletter Pashto, English
First global conference of the platform for collaboration on tax - taxation and the sustainable development goals : draft concept note and agenda (English)
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MAR 31, 2017 114045 Working Paper
Myanmar - First Macroeconomic Stability and Fiscal Resilience Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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MAR 31, 2017 113808 Program Document