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West Bank and Gaza - Additional Financing to the Second Phase of Municipal Development Program Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Additional Financing (AF) to the Second Phase of Municipal Development Program Project for West Bank and Gaza is to improve the Recipient's municipal management practices for better municipal transparency and service delivery. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1154 SEP 25, 2014

Serbia - Floods Emergency Recovery Project (English)

The Floods Emergency Recovery Project of Serbia has an objective to: (i) help restore power system capability to reliably meet domestic demand; (ii) protect livelihoods of farmers in flood affected areas; (iii) protect people and assets from floods; and (iv) improve the Borrowers capacity to respond effectively to disasters. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1129 SEP 22, 2014

Macroeconomic developments in low-inclome developing countries : 2014 report (English)

This report examines macroeconomic developments and related vulnerabilities in low-income developing countries (LIDCs)—a group of 60 countries that have markedly different economic features to higher income countries and are eligible for concessional financing from both the IMF and the World Bank. ... See More +

Board Report 90897 SEP 18, 2014

Turkey - Country partnership strategy progress report for the period FY2012-16 (English)

Turkey has had good performance in reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity in the past decade. The country partnership strategy (CPS) starting in FY2012 remains relevant and is extended by one year to include FY2016. ... See More +

CAS Progress Report 88881 SEP 16, 2014

Rwanda - Third Phase of the Transformation of Agriculture Sector Program-for-Results Project : environmental and social systems assessment (English)

The development objective of the Third Phase of the Transformation of Agriculture Sector Program-for-Results Project for Rwanda is to increase and intensify the productivity of the Rwandan agricultural and livestock sectors and expand the development of value chains. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4627 SEP 10, 2014

Brazil - Acre Social and Economic Inclusion and Sustainable Development Project (PROACRE) : additional financing (English)

This Project Paper (PP) seeks the approval of the Executive Directors to provide an additional loan in the amount of US$150 million to the Acre Social and Economic Inclusion and Sustainable Development Project (PROACRE). ... See More +

Project Paper 90597 SEP 10, 2014

Dominican Republic - Country partnership strategy completion report (CPSCR) review for the period FY2010-13 : IEG review (English)

This review examines the implementation of the FY10-FY13 Dominican Republic Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) of FY10 and the CPS Progress Report (CPSPR) of FY12, and assesses the CPS completion report. ... See More +

CAS Completion Report Review 90590 SEP 08, 2014

Bhutan - Second Urban Development Project : additional financing : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 90427 SEP 04, 2014

Dominican Republic - Country partnership strategy for the period FY2015-18 (English)

Against the backdrop of a less favorable external environment and decreasing competitiveness, the Dominican Republic now faces the double challenge of sustaining growth and making it more inclusive and resilient. ... See More +

CAS Progress Report 89551 SEP 03, 2014

Brazil - Rural Environmental Cadastre and Fire Prevention in Bahia State Project (English)

The development objective of the Rural Environmental Cadastre and Fire Prevention in Bahia State Project for Brazil is to promote the reduction of climate change impacts in the Cerrado of the west of the Bahia state by: (i) promoting the environmental regularization of landholdings in the targeted municipalities and support actions to promote recovery of environmental liabilities; and (ii) strengthening the state's capacity to prevent and combat forest fires through the integration of local actors and promoting the adoption of sustainable production practices in the targeted municipalities. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 90808 SEP 03, 2014

Philippines - Cebu Bus Rapid Transit Project (English)

The Cebu Bus Rapid Transit Project of the Philippines has an objective to improve the over-all performance of the urban passenger transport system in the Project Corridor in Cebu City in terms of the quality and level of service, safety, and environmental efficiency. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD324 SEP 03, 2014

Philippines - Third Philippines Development Policy Loan to Foster More Inclusive Growth (English)

The Third Philippines Development Policy Loan to Foster More Inclusive Growth objective is to support sustained and inclusive growth and job creation. ... See More +

Program Document 87921 SEP 03, 2014

SME finance in Africa (English)

This paper uses cross-country firm-level surveys to gauge access to financial services and the importance of financing constraints for African enterprises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7018 SEP 01, 2014

Beck, Thorsten; Cull, Robert

Corporate governance and bank insolvency risk : international evidence (English)

This paper finds that shareholder-friendly corporate governance is positively associated with bank insolvency risk, as proxied by the Z-score and the Merton's distance to default measure, for an international sample of banks over the 2004-08 period. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7017 SEP 01, 2014

Anginer, Deniz; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Huizinga, Harry; Ma, Kebin

Tanzania - Productive jobs wanted (Vol. 2 of 2) : Final report (English)

Over the past 18 months, the World Bank has been working on a comprehensive plan to address the challenge of productive jobs in Tanzania. This study represents a step towards a better understanding of how to promote job creation in Tanzania. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 90434 SEP 01, 2014

Benchmarking the financial performance, growth, and outreach of greenfield microfinance institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

In recent years there has been a rapid increase in the presence and growth of greenfield microfinance institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper uses regressions to benchmark those African greenfields relative to other microfinance providers and finds that greenfields grew faster in terms of deposits and lending, improved their profitability to levels comparable to the top microfinance institutions, and substantially increased their lending to women. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7029 SEP 01, 2014

Cull, Robert; Harten, Sven; Nishida, Ippei; Bull, Greta

Infrastructure, growth, and inequality : an overview (English)

Academics and policy makers have long considered an adequate supply of infrastructure services to be essential for economic development. This paper reviews recent theoretical and empirical literature on the effects of infrastructure development on growth and income distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7034 SEP 01, 2014

Calderon, Cesar; Serven, Luis

Statement of loans for August 2014 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 90906 AUG 31, 2014

Statement of loans for August 2014 : Europe and Central Asia (English)

Working Paper 90904 AUG 31, 2014

Statement of loans for August 2014 : East Asia and Pacific (English)

Working Paper 90903 AUG 31, 2014

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West Bank and Gaza - Additional Financing to the Second Phase of Municipal Development Program Project : restructuring (English)
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SEP 25, 2014 PAD1154 Project Paper
Serbia - Floods Emergency Recovery Project (English)
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SEP 22, 2014 PAD1129 Project Appraisal Document
Macroeconomic developments in low-inclome developing countries : 2014 report (English)
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SEP 18, 2014 90897 Board Report
Turkey - Country partnership strategy progress report for the period FY2012-16 (English)
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SEP 16, 2014 88881 CAS Progress Report
Rwanda - Third Phase of the Transformation of Agriculture Sector Program-for-Results Project : environmental and social systems assessment (English)
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SEP 10, 2014 E4627 Environmental Assessment
Brazil - Acre Social and Economic Inclusion and Sustainable Development Project (PROACRE) : additional financing (English)
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SEP 10, 2014 90597 Project Paper
Dominican Republic - Country partnership strategy completion report (CPSCR) review for the period FY2010-13 : IEG review (English)
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SEP 08, 2014 90590 CAS Completion Report Review
Bhutan - Second Urban Development Project : additional financing : procurement plan (English)
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SEP 04, 2014 90427 Procurement Plan
Dominican Republic - Country partnership strategy for the period FY2015-18 (English)
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SEP 03, 2014 89551 CAS Progress Report
Brazil - Rural Environmental Cadastre and Fire Prevention in Bahia State Project (English)
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SEP 03, 2014 90808 Project Appraisal Document
Philippines - Cebu Bus Rapid Transit Project (English)
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SEP 03, 2014 PAD324 Project Appraisal Document
Philippines - Third Philippines Development Policy Loan to Foster More Inclusive Growth (English)
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SEP 03, 2014 87921 Program Document
SME finance in Africa (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7018 Policy Research Working Paper
Corporate governance and bank insolvency risk : international evidence (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7017 Policy Research Working Paper
Tanzania - Productive jobs wanted (Vol. 2 of 2) : Final report (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 90434 Country Economic Memorandum
Benchmarking the financial performance, growth, and outreach of greenfield microfinance institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7029 Policy Research Working Paper
Infrastructure, growth, and inequality : an overview (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7034 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement of loans for August 2014 : Africa (English)
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AUG 31, 2014 90906 Working Paper
Statement of loans for August 2014 : Europe and Central Asia (English)
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AUG 31, 2014 90904 Working Paper
Statement of loans for August 2014 : East Asia and Pacific (English)
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AUG 31, 2014 90903 Working Paper