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West Bank and Gaza - Palestinian territories public expenditure review 2013- 2014 : towards enhanced public finance management and improved fiscal sustainability : Public Expenditure Review - Palestinian territories (English)

The difficulty of pursuing a conventional market-oriented development strategy in the Palestinian territories led in the early part of the 2000s to a second-best reliance on public sector employment and wage bill expansion to boost aggregate demand. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS18454 SEP 10, 2016

Niksic,Orhan; Nasser Eddin,Nur Disclosed

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

Lesotho - Country partnership framework for FY2016-2020 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 106746 JUN 30, 2016

Disclosed

Somalia - Recurrent Cost and Reform Financing Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR0020126 JUN 30, 2016

IEG Review Team 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

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

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

Vietnam - Urban Upgrading Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR0020083 JUN 27, 2016

IEG Review Team 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

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

Mozambique - Spatial Development Planning Technical Assistance Project (English)

Ratings for the Spatial Development Planning Technical Assistance Project for Mozambique were as follows: outcomes were unsatisfactory, risk to global environment outcome was substantial, Bank performance was unsatisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3041 JUN 17, 2016

Disclosed

Azerbaijan - IDP Living Standards and Livelihoods Project : additional financing (English)

The objective of the Additional Financing for the IDP Living Standards and Livelihoods Project for Azerbaijan is to improve living conditions and increase the economic self-reliance of targeted internally displaced persons. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1591 JUN 17, 2016

Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Completion and learning review for the period FY2013-2016 : IEG review (English)

Sri Lanka is a lower middle income country and has blend (IDA/IBRD) borrower status at the World Bank Group’s (WBG). Sri Lanka endured three decades of civil war which ended in 2009. ... See More +

CAS Completion Report Review 106515 JUN 16, 2016

Disclosed

Recent credit surge in historical context (English)

Benign financing conditions since the global financial crisis and, more recently, rising financing needs have fueled a rapid increase in credit to the nonfinancial private sector, especially to the corporate sector, in emerging markets and developing economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7704 JUN 16, 2016

Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Yu,Shu Disclosed

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West Bank and Gaza - Palestinian territories public expenditure review 2013- 2014 : towards enhanced public finance management and improved fiscal sustainability : Public Expenditure Review - Palestinian territories (English)
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SEP 10, 2016 ACS18454 Working Paper
A geo-economy of risks and reward (English,Arabic,French)
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JUL 01, 2016 105995 Working Paper
Lesotho - Country partnership framework for FY2016-2020 : chair summary (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 106746 Board Summary
Somalia - Recurrent Cost and Reform Financing Project (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 ICRR0020126 Implementation Completion Report Review
Philippines - Public financial management and accountability assessment report : PFM strategy implementation support (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 105753 Working Paper
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
Assessing Africa's policies and institutions : 2015 CPIA results for Africa (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 106632 Annual Report French
Vietnam - Urban Upgrading Project (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 ICRR0020083 Implementation Completion Report Review
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
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
Mozambique - Spatial Development Planning Technical Assistance Project (English)
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JUN 17, 2016 ICR3041 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Azerbaijan - IDP Living Standards and Livelihoods Project : additional financing (English)
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JUN 17, 2016 PAD1591 Project Paper
Sri Lanka - Completion and learning review for the period FY2013-2016 : IEG review (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 106515 CAS Completion Report Review
Recent credit surge in historical context (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 WPS7704 Policy Research Working Paper