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China - Capacity Strengthening for the Implementation of Minamata Convention on Mercury Project : environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objective of the Capacity Strengthening for the Implementation of Minamata Convention on Mercury Project for China is to improve China's capacity to address its mercury issues in priority sectors under the Minamata convention on mercury. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2006 JUL 18, 2016

Irving,Nina Queen Disclosed

Lebanon Economic Monitor: A geo-economy of risks and reward (English,Arabic,French)

The geo-economy presents Lebanon with challenges associated with being a nexus for regional fault lines and risks from its dependence on capital inflows. ... See More +

Working Paper 105995 JUL 01, 2016

Harake,Wissam; Matta,Samer Naji; Hasna,Zeina Disclosed

Somalia - Recurrent Cost and Reform Financing Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR0020126 JUN 30, 2016

IEG Review Team Disclosed

The development impact of financial regulation: evidence from Ethiopia and antebellum USA (English)

In absence of deposit insurance, underdeveloped financial systems can exhibit a coordination failure between banks, unable to commit on safe asset holding, and depositors, anticipating low deposit repayment in bad states. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7734 JUN 28, 2016

Limodio,Nicola; Strobbe,Francesco Disclosed

Financial regulation and government revenue : the effects of a policy change in Ethiopia (English)

Financial regulation affects government revenue whenever it imposes both the mandatory quantity and price of government bonds. This paper studies a banking regulation adopted by the National Bank of Ethiopia in April 2011, which forces all private banks to purchase a fixed negative-yield government bond in proportion to private sector lending. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7733 JUN 28, 2016

Limodio,Nicola; Strobbe,Francesco Disclosed

Poverty and policy selectivity of World Bank trust funds (English)

Over the past decade, donors of foreign aid quadrupled their annual contributions to trust funds at the World Bank. This earmarking of contributions to donors' preferred recipient countries and issues has raised concerns about the alignment of trust funds with the performance-based allocations of aid by the International Development Association, the World Bank's concessional lending arm, and raises the question of the role of this new "multi-bi" aid channel. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7731 JUN 28, 2016

Eichenauer,Vera; Knack,Stephen Disclosed

Philippines - Public financial management and accountability assessment report : PFM strategy implementation support (English)

This Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) performance assessment report evaluates the seven core pillars of the public financial management (PFM) system of the Government of the Philippines (Government) as set out in the summary assessment below. ... See More +

Working Paper 105753 JUN 28, 2016

Rashid,Saeeda Sabah Disclosed

Vietnam - Urban Upgrading Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR0020083 JUN 27, 2016

IEG Review Team Disclosed

Assessing Africa's policies and institutions : 2015 CPIA results for Africa (English)

CPIA Africa is an annual report that describes the progress Sub-Saharan African countries are making on strengthening the quality of their policies and institutions. ... See More +

Annual Report 106632 JUN 27, 2016

French Disclosed

Turkey - Long Term Export Finance Project (English)

The development objective of Long Term Export Finance Project for Turkey is to improve access to longer term finance for export oriented small, medium and large enterprises.This project has two components. 1) The first component, Eximbank will on-lend funds through Project Financial Intermediaries (PFIs) to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Large Enterprises (LEs), Eximbank will select PFIs according to criteria agreed upon with the World Bank, and subject to the no objection of the World Bank. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1640 JUN 23, 2016

Disclosed

What difference does good monitoring & evaluation make to World Bank project performance ? (English)

For more than 20 years, the development community has claimed that monitoring and evaluation helps projects achieve their objectives. This study uses data from 1,300 World Bank projects evaluated between 2008 and 2014 to investigate this suggested link between the quality of monitoring and evaluation and project performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7726 JUN 22, 2016

Disclosed

Challenges of fiscal policy in emerging and developing economies (English)

This paper presents a systematic analysis of the availability and use of fiscal space in emerging and developing economies. These economies built fiscal space in the run-up to the Great Recession of 2008-09, which was then used for stimulus. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7725 JUN 22, 2016

Huidrom,Raju; Kose,Ayhan; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte Disclosed

The Nexus of financial inclusion and financial stability : a study of trade-offs and synergies (English)

Policy makers and regulators have devoted much effort to reforms aimed at improving financial stability in response to lessons from the 2007-09 crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7722 JUN 21, 2016

Cihak,Martin; Mare,Davide Salvatore; Melecky,Martin Disclosed

Evaluating sovereign disaster risk finance strategies : a framework (English)

This paper proposes a framework for ex ante evaluation of sovereign disaster risk finance instruments available to governments for funding disaster losses. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7721 JUN 21, 2016

Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Mahul,Olivier; Poulter,Richard Andrew; Teh,Tse-Ling Disclosed

Lesotho - Completion and learning review for the period FY10- FY14 : IEG review (English)

Lesotho is a small, mostly mountainous and landlocked country with a largely rural populationof over 2 million in 2014.Lesotho has a highly open economy, and relies heavily on revenues from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) to finance large government expenditures.The Bank’s Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) covering the period FY10-141 was prepared within the context of a challenging macroeconomic and fiscal environment following the global financial crisis in 2008. ... See More +

CAS Completion Report Review 106594 JUN 21, 2016

Disclosed

Social Inclusion in macro-level diagnostics : reflecting on the World Bank Group's early systematic country diagnostics (English)

The idea of social inclusion has garnered considerable attention, especially in the context of two recent developments: the Sustainable Development Goals and the heightened attention to inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7713 JUN 20, 2016

Das,Maitreyi Disclosed

Social capital, trust, and well-being in the evaluation of wealth (English)

This paper combines theory with data from different domains to provide an empirical analysis of the scale and variability of social capital as wealth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7707 JUN 20, 2016

Hamilton,Kirk E.; Helliwell,John F.; Woolcock,Michael Disclosed

Yemen, Republic of - Country engagement note for the period FY2017-2018 (English)

This Country Engagement Note (CEN) FY17–FY18 sets out the World Bank Group’s (WBG) engagement with the Republic of Yemen during the ongoing conflict. ... See More +

Country Engagement Note 106118 JUN 20, 2016

Disclosed

The little data book on private sector development 2016 (English)

The Little Data Book on Private Sector Development 2016 is a reliable cross-country data on aspects of private sector development, crucial in planning for economic recovery and growth. ... See More +

Publication 106588 JUN 20, 2016

World Bank Group Disclosed

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China - Capacity Strengthening for the Implementation of Minamata Convention on Mercury Project : environmental and social management framework (English)
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JUL 18, 2016 SFG2006 Environmental Assessment
Lebanon Economic Monitor: A geo-economy of risks and reward (English,Arabic,French)
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JUL 01, 2016 105995 Working Paper
Somalia - Recurrent Cost and Reform Financing Project (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 ICRR0020126 Implementation Completion Report Review
The development impact of financial regulation: evidence from Ethiopia and antebellum USA (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 WPS7734 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial regulation and government revenue : the effects of a policy change in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 WPS7733 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty and policy selectivity of World Bank trust funds (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 WPS7731 Policy Research Working Paper
Philippines - Public financial management and accountability assessment report : PFM strategy implementation support (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 105753 Working Paper
Vietnam - Urban Upgrading Project (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 ICRR0020083 Implementation Completion Report Review
Assessing Africa's policies and institutions : 2015 CPIA results for Africa (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 106632 Annual Report French
Turkey - Long Term Export Finance Project (English)
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JUN 23, 2016 PAD1640 Project Appraisal Document
Minutes of meeting of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA, the Board of Directors of IFC and the Board of Directors of MIGA held on June 23, 2016 (English)
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JUN 23, 2016 106659 Minutes
What difference does good monitoring & evaluation make to World Bank project performance ? (English)
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JUN 22, 2016 WPS7726 Policy Research Working Paper
Challenges of fiscal policy in emerging and developing economies (English)
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JUN 22, 2016 WPS7725 Policy Research Working Paper
The Nexus of financial inclusion and financial stability : a study of trade-offs and synergies (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7722 Policy Research Working Paper
Evaluating sovereign disaster risk finance strategies : a framework (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7721 Policy Research Working Paper
Lesotho - Completion and learning review for the period FY10- FY14 : IEG review (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 106594 CAS Completion Report Review
Social Inclusion in macro-level diagnostics : reflecting on the World Bank Group's early systematic country diagnostics (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7713 Policy Research Working Paper
Social capital, trust, and well-being in the evaluation of wealth (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7707 Policy Research Working Paper
Yemen, Republic of - Country engagement note for the period FY2017-2018 (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 106118 Country Engagement Note
The little data book on private sector development 2016 (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 106588 Publication