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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

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

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

Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Economic growth has been sustained for many years pre-crisis in the region, but this has not resulted in the creation of an adequate number of jobs and has succeeded, at best, in generating low-quality, informal jobs. ... See More +

Publication 90271 AUG 26, 2014

Gatti, Roberta; Angel-Urdinola, Diego F.; Silva, Joana; Bodor, Andras

Brazil - Second Paraiba Rural Poverty Reduction Project (English)

Ratings for the Second Paraiba Rural Poverty Reduction Project for Brazil were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was substantial, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion Report Review ICR2844 AUG 26, 2014

Turkey - Sustainable Cities Project : environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objective of the Sustainable Cities Project for Turkey is for participating metropolitan municipalities to incrementally improve environmental, financial or economic, and social sustainability. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4630 AUG 25, 2014

Turkish

Turkey - Sustainable Cities Project : environmental and social management framework : Cevresel ve sosyal yonetim cercevesi (Turkish)

The development objective of the Sustainable Cities Project for Turkey is for participating metropolitan municipalities to incrementally improve environmental, financial or economic, and social sustainability. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4630 AUG 25, 2014

English

Nigeria : Development Finance Project (English)

The Development Finance project of Nigeria has an objective to increase the availability and access to finance for micro, small, and medium enterprises through eligible financial intermediaries with the support of a new wholesale development finance institution. ... See More +

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 90304 AUG 25, 2014

Unearthing the subsoil : mining and its contribution to national development (English)

The Rwanda economic update reports on and synthesizes recent economic developments and places them in a medium-term and global context. It analyzes the implications of these developments and policies for the outlook of Rwanda’s economy. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 90141 AUG 24, 2014

Nishiuchi, Toru; Perks, Rachel

World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)

This report contains the World Bank Group Boards' calendar for the period of August to October 2014, specifying the Boards' engagements, such as meetings and briefings. ... See More +

Board Report 90026 AUG 15, 2014

Russian Federation - Monthly economic developments (English)

Second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) estimates and high-frequency indicators suggest continued weakness in the economy even before the latest round of economic sanctions introduced by the European Union (EU), the United States (U.S.), and other countries in late July. ... See More +

Working Paper 90168 AUG 11, 2014

Hansl, Birgit; Cosic, Damir; Emelyanova, Olga; Kida, Mizuho; Matytsin, Mikhail; Vashakmadze, Ekaterine Russian

Russian Federation - Monthly economic developments (Russian)

Second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) estimates and high-frequency indicators suggest continued weakness in the economy even before the latest round of economic sanctions introduced by the European Union (EU), the United States (U.S.), and other countries in late July. ... See More +

Working Paper 90168 AUG 11, 2014

Hansl, Birgit; Cosic, Damir; Emelyanova, Olga; Kida, Mizuho; Matytsin, Mikhail; Vashakmadze, Ekaterine English

Republic of Iraq - Public expenditure review : toward more efficient spending for better service delivery (English)

The report is organized as follows. Chapter one sets out the strategic context for Iraq, including the evolving political situation, macroeconomic context, and poverty and social conditions. ... See More +

Publication 89916 AUG 06, 2014

Kulaksiz, Sibel; Al-Ghelaiqah, Ibrahim; Stolp, Simon; Esen, Ferhat; Ekman, Bjorn; Laing, Andrew

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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
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
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
Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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AUG 26, 2014 90271 Publication
Brazil - Second Paraiba Rural Poverty Reduction Project (English)
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AUG 26, 2014 ICR2844 Implementation Completion Report Review
Turkey - Sustainable Cities Project : environmental and social management framework (English)
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AUG 25, 2014 E4630 Environmental Assessment Turkish
Turkey - Sustainable Cities Project : environmental and social management framework : Cevresel ve sosyal yonetim cercevesi (Turkish)
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AUG 25, 2014 E4630 Environmental Assessment English
Nigeria : Development Finance Project (English)
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AUG 25, 2014 90304 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Unearthing the subsoil : mining and its contribution to national development (English)
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AUG 24, 2014 90141 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)
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AUG 15, 2014 90026 Board Report
Republic of Congo - Third Adaptable Program Loan (APL3) for the Central African Backbone Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation des marches (French)
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AUG 12, 2014 89956 Procurement Plan
Russian Federation - Monthly economic developments (English)
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AUG 11, 2014 90168 Working Paper Russian
Russian Federation - Monthly economic developments (Russian)
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AUG 11, 2014 90168 Working Paper English
Republic of Iraq - Public expenditure review : toward more efficient spending for better service delivery (English)
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AUG 06, 2014 89916 Publication