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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

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

P070197 - Implementation Completion Report Review (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR0020083 JUN 27, 2016

IEG Review Team

CPIA Africa - 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

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

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

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

Egypt - Local Development Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social systems assessment (English)

The objective of the Local Development Project is to improve the enabling environment for private sector-led growth and strengthen local government accountability and capacity for service delivery, in select Upper Egypt. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment 106536 JUN 16, 2016

D'Almeida,Charlene 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

Research digest newsletter Vol. 10 (No. 4) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: Changes in Poverty and Female-Headed Households in Africa; Growth and Capital Inflows in Africa; Growth and Capital Inflows in Africa; Vulnerability to Climate Change in Coastal Bangladesh; Improving Agricultural Data for Better Policies; Enhancing Transparency of Large-Scale Land Acquisition; Explaining the Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity; Changing Patterns of Growth and Poverty Reduction in India;Land Market Restrictions and Rural Labor Markets; Deforestation Prevention Programs and Community-Managed Forestry;Recent Policy Research Working Papers on IDA Countries. ... See More +

Newsletter 106434 JUN 15, 2016

Disclosed

Indonesia - Power Transmission Development Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 106453 JUN 15, 2016

Disclosed

Jordan - Country Partnership Strategy Progress Report for the period FY17-FY22 (English)

The Government of Jordan, the World Bank Group (WBG), and the international community are working towards a paradigm shift in their collective response to the refugee crisis - a holistic approach which stresses the continuum between the humanitarian response and the country’s development agenda. ... See More +

CAS Progress Report 102746 JUN 15, 2016

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Lebanon Economic Monitor: A geo-economy of risks and reward (English,Arabic,French)
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JUL 01, 2016 105995 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
P070197 - Implementation Completion Report Review (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 ICRR0020083 Implementation Completion Report Review
CPIA Africa - Assessing Africa's policies and institutions : 2015 CPIA results for Africa (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 106632 Annual Report French
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
Yemen, Republic of - Country engagement note for the period FY2017-2018 (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 106118 Country Engagement Note
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
Egypt - Local Development Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social systems assessment (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 106536 Environmental Assessment
Recent credit surge in historical context (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 WPS7704 Policy Research Working Paper
Research digest newsletter Vol. 10 (No. 4) (English)
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JUN 15, 2016 106434 Newsletter
Indonesia - Power Transmission Development Project (English)
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JUN 15, 2016 106453 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Jordan - Country Partnership Strategy Progress Report for the period FY17-FY22 (English)
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JUN 15, 2016 102746 CAS Progress Report