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Industrial policies vs public goods under asymmetric information (English)

This paper presents an analytical framework that captures the informational problems and trade-offs that policy makers face when choosing between public goods (for example, infrastructure) and industrial policies (for example, firm- or sector-specific subsidies). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8052 MAY 04, 2017

Hevia,Constantino; Loayza,Norman V.; Meza Cuadra Balcazar,Claudia Maria 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

Tax revenue mobilization : lessons from World Bank Group support for tax reform (English)

The mobilization of domestic resources through reforms in taxation is essential to ensuring sustainable financing of development. The World Bank Group is engaged in several international initiatives that focus attention on constraints to growth, particularly in low-income economies, where domestic taxes and foreign private and market-related borrowing do not expand enough to compensate for declining flows of official development assistance. ... See More +

Working Paper 113533 FEB 16, 2017

Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) Disclosed

The platform for collaboration on tax : Discussion draft : a toolkit for addressing difficulties in accessing comparables data for transfer pricing analyses (English)

This draft toolkit developed by the Platform for Collaboration on Tax – a joint initiative of the IMF, OECD, UN and World Bank Group – is designed to assist developing countries in navigating an important area of international tax policy: transfer pricing. ... See More +

Working Paper 112220 JAN 23, 2017

French Disclosed

Modeling the long-term health and cost impacts of reducing smoking prevalence through tobacco taxation in Ukraine (English)

Smoking is a leading cause of preventable premature deaths. Smoking’s effects will continue to devastate lives in many countries, including Ukraine, if measures are not implemented to reduce its prevalence. ... See More +

Working Paper 113641 JAN 01, 2017

Webber,Laura Elaine Irene; Andreeva,Tatiana; Sotomayor Noel,Renzo Efren; Jaccard, Abbygail; Retat, Lise; Xu, Michael Disclosed

Guatemala - Transparency and Efficiency in Tax Administration Project (English)

The development objective of the Transparency and Efficiency in Tax Administration Project for Guatemala is to increase levels of compliance with tax and customs obligations. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1384 DEC 12, 2016

Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic - A resilient economy on a slow growth trajectory : with a special focus on tax reform (English)

The first part of the Economic Update analyzes recent macroeconomic trends and presents an assessment of the country’s short- and medium-term outlook. ... See More +

Working Paper 112199 DEC 01, 2016

Dubashov,Bakyt; Kruse,Aurelien; Balabushko,Oleksii Disclosed

Firm financing in Chile after the 2014-15 tax reform: debt or equity ? debt or equity? (English)

This paper analyzes the effects of the 2014-15 Chilean tax reform on firms' incentives to retain earnings and finance their operations with equity versus debt. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7861 OCT 17, 2016

Hernandez,Fernando Leonardo Disclosed

Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Public Expenditure Policy-based Guarantee Project (English)

Ratings for the Public Expenditure Policy-based Guarantee (PBG) Project for Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of were as follows: outcome was moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was significant, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Project Performance Assessment Report 106281 JUN 28, 2016

Disclosed

World development report 2017 : Domestic resource mobilization and the poor (English)

At the UN General Assembly of September 2015, countries around the world committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By 2030, counties committed to attain poverty and hunger eradication, healthy lives, quality education, gender equality and sustainable development. ... See More +

Working Paper 112946 MAY 26, 2016

Lustig,Nora Disclosed

Expanding the global tax base : taxing to promote public goods : tobacco taxes : Summary report (English)

This paper details explains the panel session examined country experiences and discussed the results achieved from the application of tobacco taxation as a policy measure to reduce harmful behavior for health, and prevent ill health, premature mortality and disabilities due to tobacco-related diseases while raising fiscal revenues and reducing health care expenditures. ... See More +

Working Paper 112347 MAY 23, 2016

Marquez,Patricio V. Disclosed

Lebanon – Land Administration System Modernization (Arabic)

Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet PIDISDSC17681 MAY 12, 2016

Disclosed

Green Bond : impact report : グリーンボンド:インパクトレポート (Japanese)

This second World Bank Green Bond Impact Report with the objective of providing transparency and easily accessible information about the use of green bond proceeds and the expected impact of Green Bond Eligible Projects. ... See More +

Working Paper 110904 JAN 01, 2016

English Disclosed

Tajikistan - Tax Administration Reform Project (TARP) : Mid-term review mission - November 16 to 21, 2015 (Russian)

Aide Memoire 102178 NOV 21, 2015

English Disclosed

Options for low income countries’ effective and efficient use of tax incentives for investment : tools for the assessment of tax incentives (French)

This background paper describes five different tools that can be used for the assessment of tax incentives by governments in low income countries’ (LICs). ... See More +

Working Paper 100757 OCT 15, 2015

Spanish, English Disclosed

Options for low income countries' effective and efficient use of tax incentives for investment : a report to the G-20 development working group by the IMF, OECD, UN and World Bank : Informe del FMI, de la OCDE, de la ONU Y del Banco Mundial para el Grupo de Trabajo Sobre Desarrollo del G-20 (Spanish)

Experience shows that there is often ample room for more effective and efficient use of investment tax incentives in low-income countries. Tax incentives generally rank low in investment climate surveys in low-income countries, and there are many examples in which they are reported to be redundant, that is, investment will have been undertaken even without them. ... See More +

Working Paper 100756 OCT 15, 2015

French, English Disclosed

Options for low income countries’ effective and efficient use of tax incentives for investment : tools for the assessment of tax incentives : Opciones para el uso eficaz y eficiente de incentivos fiscales para la inversión de los países de bajos ingresos : herramientas para la evaluación de incentivos fiscales (Spanish)

This background paper describes five different tools that can be used for the assessment of tax incentives by governments in low income countries’ (LICs). ... See More +

Working Paper 100757 SEP 01, 2015

French, English Disclosed

Indoneisa - Institutional, Tax Administration, Social and Investment Development Policy Loans Project : Indoneisa - Institutional, Tax Administration, Social and Investment Development Policy Loans Project (English)

The Institutional, Tax Administration, Social and Investment Development Policy Loans Project for Indonesia received a satisfactory outcome with a moderate risk to development outcome. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3291 OCT 22, 2014

Disclosed

Paraguay - Strengthening tax administration and SOE corporate governance : output version for decision meeting (English)

This document describes the activities carried out and results achieved under the strengthening tax administration and state-owned enterprises (SOE) corporate governance non - lending technical assistance (NLTA). ... See More +

Working Paper ACS9985 AUG 05, 2014

Disclosed

Brazil - Strengthening Public Policies For Improved Service Delivery Development Policy Loan Project : Brazil - Third Rio State Fiscal Efficiency for Quality of Public Service Delivery Development Policy Loan Project (English)

Ratings for the Strengthening Public Policies for Improved Service Delivery Development Policy Loan Project for Brazil were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3114 JUL 17, 2014

Disclosed

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Industrial policies vs public goods under asymmetric information (English)
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MAY 04, 2017 WPS8052 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Tax revenue mobilization : lessons from World Bank Group support for tax reform (English)
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FEB 16, 2017 113533 Working Paper
The platform for collaboration on tax : Discussion draft : a toolkit for addressing difficulties in accessing comparables data for transfer pricing analyses (English)
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JAN 23, 2017 112220 Working Paper French
Modeling the long-term health and cost impacts of reducing smoking prevalence through tobacco taxation in Ukraine (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113641 Working Paper
Guatemala - Transparency and Efficiency in Tax Administration Project (English)
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DEC 12, 2016 PAD1384 Project Appraisal Document
Kyrgyz Republic - A resilient economy on a slow growth trajectory : with a special focus on tax reform (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 112199 Working Paper
Firm financing in Chile after the 2014-15 tax reform: debt or equity ? debt or equity? (English)
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OCT 17, 2016 WPS7861 Policy Research Working Paper
Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Public Expenditure Policy-based Guarantee Project (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 106281 Project Performance Assessment Report
World development report 2017 : Domestic resource mobilization and the poor (English)
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MAY 26, 2016 112946 Working Paper
Expanding the global tax base : taxing to promote public goods : tobacco taxes : Summary report (English)
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MAY 23, 2016 112347 Working Paper
Lebanon – Land Administration System Modernization (Arabic)
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MAY 12, 2016 PIDISDSC17681 Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Green Bond : impact report : グリーンボンド:インパクトレポート (Japanese)
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JAN 01, 2016 110904 Working Paper English
Tajikistan - Tax Administration Reform Project (TARP) : Mid-term review mission - November 16 to 21, 2015 (Russian)
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NOV 21, 2015 102178 Aide Memoire English
Options for low income countries’ effective and efficient use of tax incentives for investment : tools for the assessment of tax incentives (French)
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OCT 15, 2015 100757 Working Paper Spanish, English
Options for low income countries' effective and efficient use of tax incentives for investment : a report to the G-20 development working group by the IMF, OECD, UN and World Bank : Informe del FMI, de la OCDE, de la ONU Y del Banco Mundial para el Grupo de Trabajo Sobre Desarrollo del G-20 (Spanish)
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OCT 15, 2015 100756 Working Paper French, English
Options for low income countries’ effective and efficient use of tax incentives for investment : tools for the assessment of tax incentives : Opciones para el uso eficaz y eficiente de incentivos fiscales para la inversión de los países de bajos ingresos : herramientas para la evaluación de incentivos fiscales (Spanish)
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SEP 01, 2015 100757 Working Paper French, English
Indoneisa - Institutional, Tax Administration, Social and Investment Development Policy Loans Project : Indoneisa - Institutional, Tax Administration, Social and Investment Development Policy Loans Project (English)
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OCT 22, 2014 ICR3291 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Paraguay - Strengthening tax administration and SOE corporate governance : output version for decision meeting (English)
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AUG 05, 2014 ACS9985 Working Paper
Brazil - Strengthening Public Policies For Improved Service Delivery Development Policy Loan Project : Brazil - Third Rio State Fiscal Efficiency for Quality of Public Service Delivery Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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JUL 17, 2014 ICR3114 Implementation Completion and Results Report