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World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)

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

Board Report 91513 OCT 15, 2014

Statement by Joe Oliver at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Joe Oliver at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. He discusses On behalf of Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean countries that comprise our constituency, I would like to express our appreciation and support for the leadership of the World Bank Group over the past year, particularly as it has responded to a number of urgent crises. ... See More +

Board Report 91390 OCT 11, 2014

Oliver, Joe

Statement by Gerd Muller at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Gerd Muller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. ... See More +

Board Report 91377 OCT 11, 2014

Statement by Secretary Jacob J. Lew at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Secretary Jacob J. Lew at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. He discusses that the World Bank is playing a crucial role in containing Ebola in West Africa, which threatens economic, social, and governance gains in some of Africa's most fragile economies. ... See More +

Board Report 91407 OCT 11, 2014

West Bank and Gaza - Country assistance strategy for the period FY2015-16 (English)

This proposal for the World Bank Group's forthcoming engagement during the period FY2015-16 has been developed jointly by International Finance Corporation (IFC), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the World Bank. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 89503 OCT 08, 2014

World Bank budget FY15 (English)

FY14 was a significant year for the World Bank Group (WBG), with an extensive change agenda and important corporate initiatives affecting all parts of the institution - the strategy was launched, the IDA17 replenishment concluded with a record funding amount, a new country engagement model is being introduced, the matrix is being reorganized with creation of the new Global Practices, and key support functions have been centralized. ... See More +

Board Report 91834 OCT 08, 2014

Corporate governance of state-owned enterprises : a toolkit (English)

This toolkit provides an overarching framework for the corporate governance of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), along with the tools and information for making practical improvements. ... See More +

Publication 91347 OCT 06, 2014

Kikeri, Sunita; Brumby, Jim; Arrobbio, Alexandre; Nunez, Alejandra; Berg, Alexander; Barros, Ana Cristina Hirata; Moreno-Dodson, Blanca; Robinett, David; Fortin, Henri; Steinhilper, Immanuel; Garrido, Jose; Zoratta, Laura; Verhoeven, Marijn; Beauchard, Renaud; Vani, Sanjay

Foreign bank subsidiaries' default risk during the global crisis : what factors help insulate affiliates from their parents ? (English)

This paper examines the association between the default risk of foreign bank subsidiaries and their parents during the global financial crisis, with the purpose of understanding what factors can help insulate affiliates from their parents. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7053 OCT 01, 2014

Anginer, Deniz; Cerutti, Eugenio; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad

Supporting hydropower : an overview of the World Bank Group's engagement (English)

Hydropower development makes an essential contribution to reducing poverty, boosting shared prosperity, and improving sustainability. Water storage associated with some hydropower projects can also make important contributions to water and food security and to climate resilience. ... See More +

Brief 91154 OCT 01, 2014

Rex, William; Foster, Vivien; Lyon, Kimberly; Bucknall, Julia; Liden, Rikard

Mozambique - Cities and Climate Change Project : Pilot Program for Climate Resilience - additional financing (English)

The Cities and Climate Change Project - Pilot Program for Climate Resilience of Mozambique has an objective that would remain unchanged. To strengthen municipal capacity for sustainable urban infrastructure provision and environmental management which enhance resiliency to climate related risks. ... See More +

Project Paper 81719 OCT 01, 2014

World Bank Group and World Bank corporate scorecard October 2014 (English)

The 2014 World Bank Group Corporate Scorecard for the fall Annual Meetings is designed to provide a high-level and strategic overview of the World Bank Group's performance toward achieving the two goals. ... See More +

Working Paper 91311 OCT 01, 2014

India - Country snapshot (English)

India's progress in economic and human development is one of the most significant global achievements of recent times. Between 2005 and 2010, India’s share of global GDP increased from 1.8 to 2.7 percent, and 53 million people were lifted out of poverty. ... See More +

Working Paper 91626 OCT 01, 2014

Bhutan - Country snapshot (English)

The economy is estimated to have grown at six percent in 2013-14, still constrained by various administrative restrictions in place on credit, foreign exchange and imports limiting the expansion of aggregate demand and lower than expected hydropower generation. ... See More +

Working Paper 91625 OCT 01, 2014

Afghanistan - Country snapshot (English)

Political events have overshadowed economic developments in Afghanistan in recent months. The protracted election process has compounded uncertainty building since 2013 from the political and security transition. ... See More +

Working Paper 91623 OCT 01, 2014

Bangladesh - Country snapshot (English)

Progress has continued in Bangladesh on reducing extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity through human development and employment generation. ... See More +

Working Paper 91624 OCT 01, 2014

Sri Lanka - Country snapshot (English)

Sri Lanka is focusing on long-term strategic and structural development challenges as it strives to transition to an upper middle-income country. ... See More +

Working Paper 91631 OCT 01, 2014

Pakistan - Country snapshot (English)

Economic conditions improved during 2013-14, though they have weakened recently due in part to a succession of political events and floods. Progress last year was indeed significant, supported by a solid economic program. ... See More +

Working Paper 91629 OCT 01, 2014

Bangladesh - Development update (English)

Progress on reducing extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity through human development and employment generation has continued. This needs to be further consolidated in the near-term by sustaining Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and remittances growth recovery, creating jobs, containing inflation, and making progress on improving the quality of service delivery in health and education. ... See More +

Working Paper 91502 OCT 01, 2014

Hussain, Zahid; Rizwan, Nadeem

Interest rate caps around the world: still popular, but a blunt instrument (English)

Among other common forms of government financial control, caps on interest rates have been declining over the past several decades as most industrialized countries and a rising number of developing countries continue liberalizing their financial policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7070 OCT 01, 2014

Maimbo, Samuel Munzele; Henriquez Gallegos, Claudia Alejandra

Afghanistan economic update (English)

Economic growth, down sharply in 2013 to 3.7 percent (estimated), has slowed further to 1.5 percent (projected) in 2014, from 9.4 percent per year during 2003-12. ... See More +

Working Paper 91691 OCT 01, 2014

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World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)
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OCT 15, 2014 91513 Board Report
Statement by Joe Oliver at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91390 Board Report
Statement by Gerd Muller at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91377 Board Report
Statement by Secretary Jacob J. Lew at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91407 Board Report
West Bank and Gaza - Country assistance strategy for the period FY2015-16 (English)
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OCT 08, 2014 89503 Country Assistance Strategy Document
World Bank budget FY15 (English)
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OCT 08, 2014 91834 Board Report
Corporate governance of state-owned enterprises : a toolkit (English)
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OCT 06, 2014 91347 Publication
Foreign bank subsidiaries' default risk during the global crisis : what factors help insulate affiliates from their parents ? (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7053 Policy Research Working Paper
Supporting hydropower : an overview of the World Bank Group's engagement (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91154 Brief
Mozambique - Cities and Climate Change Project : Pilot Program for Climate Resilience - additional financing (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 81719 Project Paper
World Bank Group and World Bank corporate scorecard October 2014 (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91311 Working Paper
India - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91626 Working Paper
Bhutan - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91625 Working Paper
Afghanistan - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91623 Working Paper
Bangladesh - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91624 Working Paper
Sri Lanka - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91631 Working Paper
Pakistan - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91629 Working Paper
Bangladesh - Development update (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91502 Working Paper
Interest rate caps around the world: still popular, but a blunt instrument (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7070 Policy Research Working Paper
Afghanistan economic update (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91691 Working Paper