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A cross-country database of fiscal space (English)

This paper presents a comprehensive cross-country database of fiscal space, broadly defined as the availability of budgetary resources for a government to service its financial obligations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8157 AUG 02, 2017

Kose,Ayhan; Kurlat,Sergio Andres; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Sugawara,Naotaka Disclosed

Credit information and firms’ access to finance : evidence from an alternative measure of credit constraints (English)

This note analyzes the role of credit information in firms’ access to finance using a credit constraint variable from World Bank Enterprise Surveys and credit information data from Doing Business for 111 economies. ... See More +

Brief 117973 JUL 01, 2017

Chavez Sanchez,Edgar Ivan Disclosed

DECPG global weekly newsletter (no. 352) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: (i) taking stock; (ii) major data releases; (iii) activity and inflation; (iv) trade and finance; (v) financial markets; and (vi) commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 117847 JUN 23, 2017

Disclosed

Guinea - Urban Water Project (English)

The development objective of the Urban Water Project for Guinea are to increase access to improved water services in the Greater Conakry area and improve the operational efficiency of the urban water utility. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1873 JUN 06, 2017

Disclosed

The labor market effects of financial crises : the role of temporary contracts in central and western Europe (English)

This paper examines how the 2008-09 financial crisis affected labor markets in Central and Western Europe, and how this impact depended on employment protections laws. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8085 JUN 05, 2017

Sharma,Siddharth; Winkler,Hernan Jorge Disclosed

Haiti - Second Strengthening Agriculture Public Services Project : additional financing (English)

The objective of the Second Strengthening Agriculture Public Services Project for Haiti are to: (a) reinforce the capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development to provide or facilitate access to services in the agricultural sector; (b) increase market access to small producers and food security in Selected Areas; and (c) provide financial assistance in the case of an Agriculture Sector Emergency. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD2331 JUN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Challenges in building effective deposit insurance systems in developing countries (English)

The FIRST Lessons Learned Series is a collection of FIRST's technical and functional insights gained from FIRST funded engagements. This knowledge note shares valuable lessons from FIRST-funded DIS projects led by the Finance and Markets Global Practice at the World Bank. ... See More +

Brief 116572 JUN 01, 2017

Nolte,Jan Philipp; Rawlins,Marlon Rolston Disclosed

Vietnam - Financial Sector Modernization and Information Management System Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 117808 JUN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Statement by H.E. Apisak Tantivorawong at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by H.E. Apisak Tantivorawong, Minister of Finance, at the ninety-fifth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 114561 APR 22, 2017

Disclosed

Statement by Mr. Taro Aso at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by The Honorable Taro Aso, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, at the ninety-fifth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 114559 APR 22, 2017

Disclosed

Statement of development credits for March 2017 : Others (Vol. 2) (English)

Working Paper 114508 MAR 31, 2017

Disclosed

Nigeria - Multi-Sectoral Crisis Recovery Project (English)

The objectives of the Multi-Sectoral Crisis Recovery Project are to: (a) support the Government of Nigeria towards rehabilitating and improving critical service delivery infrastructure, improve the livelihood opportunities of conflict and displacement-affected communities, and strengthen social cohesion in the North East Participating States of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa; and (b) in the event of an eligible Crisis or Emergency, to provide immediate and effective response to said Eligible crisis or emergency. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1992 MAR 07, 2017

Disclosed

Tunisia - Impact of the Libya crisis on the Tunisian economy (English)

This study assesses the main spillover effects of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy and estimates the crisis’ overall social welfare and fiscal impacts on Tunisia. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS16340 FEB 01, 2017

Sy,Abdoulaye; El Abassi,Marouane; Tsoungui Belinga,Vincent De Paul; Bchir, Mohamed Hedi; Zitouna, Habib; Djiofack,Calvin Zebaze; Antonio,Jose; Cuesta Leiva,Jose Antonio; Fruttero,Anna; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Mouley,Sami; Ayadi,Lotfi; Fourati,Habib; Ouelhazi,Zied; Hedi, Saidi; Hrizi, Lotfi; Hassen,Majdi; Salim,Muna Abeid; Saadi Refai,Besma; Chelaifa,Leila; Irhiam,Hend Disclosed

Stakeholder dialogue on de-risking : supporting financial access for humanitarian organizations and charities (English)

It is vital that humanitarian organizations and charities (hereafter: NPOs) maintain timely access to financial services in order to provide much needed humanitarian services, particularly in crisis situations. ... See More +

Working Paper 112804 JAN 11, 2017

Disclosed

The credit crunch : how the use of movable collateral and credit reporting can help finance inclusive economic growth in Nigeria (English)

Nigeria is an entrepreneurial economy with an estimated thirty seven million Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSME) in the country, and their contribution to economic growth and job creation is significant. ... See More +

Working Paper 113258 JAN 01, 2017

Novelli,Porter; Alvarez De La Campa,Alejandro; Essien,Eme; Salamina,Luz Maria; Ndonde,Moyo Violet; Awah,Ubong Valentine; Rodriguez Felipe,Elsa; Ascension Vega,Carmen Maria; Tullis,Christopher Boyd; Koblanck,Anna Eva Susanne; Delay,Pauline Anna Marie Disclosed

Afghanistan - Financial Sector Rapid Response Project : additional financing (English)

The objective of the Financial Sector Rapid Response Project for Afghanistan is to assist Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) to develop action plans for improved banking supervision and to establish key building blocks of financial sector infrastructure, including payment system, movable collateral registry and public credit registry. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1958 OCT 03, 2016

Disclosed

Should we fear foreign exchange depreciation? (English)

Moderate and gradual changes of the real exchange rate are beneficial for the economy to help it attain domestic and external equilibrium. They should not be feared. ... See More +

Brief 109374 OCT 01, 2016

Loayza,Norman V.; Mendez Ramos,Fabian Disclosed

Armenia - Fourth Development Policy Financing Project (English)

Program Information Document AB7859 JUN 20, 2016

Disclosed

Enhancing financial capability and inclusion in Senegal : a demand-side survey (English)

Financial capability, as defined by the World Bank and in this report, is the capacity to act in one’s best financial interest, given socioeconomic and environmental conditions. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS18885 JUN 16, 2016

Zottel,Siegfried Disclosed

Sao Tome and Principe - First Governance and Competitiveness Development Policy Operation Project (English)

Ratings for the First Governance and Competitiveness Development Policy Operation Project for Sao Tome and Principe were as follows: outcomes were unsatisfactory, risk to global environment outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR00003735 JUN 14, 2016

Disclosed

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A cross-country database of fiscal space (English)
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AUG 02, 2017 WPS8157 Policy Research Working Paper
Credit information and firms’ access to finance : evidence from an alternative measure of credit constraints (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117973 Brief
DECPG global weekly newsletter (no. 352) (English)
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JUN 23, 2017 117847 Newsletter
Guinea - Urban Water Project (English)
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JUN 06, 2017 PAD1873 Project Appraisal Document
The labor market effects of financial crises : the role of temporary contracts in central and western Europe (English)
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JUN 05, 2017 WPS8085 Policy Research Working Paper
Haiti - Second Strengthening Agriculture Public Services Project : additional financing (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 PAD2331 Project Paper
Challenges in building effective deposit insurance systems in developing countries (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 116572 Brief
Vietnam - Financial Sector Modernization and Information Management System Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 117808 Procurement Plan
Statement by H.E. Apisak Tantivorawong at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)
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APR 22, 2017 114561 Board Report
Statement by Mr. Taro Aso at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)
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APR 22, 2017 114559 Board Report
Statement of development credits for March 2017 : Others (Vol. 2) (English)
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MAR 31, 2017 114508 Working Paper
Nigeria - Multi-Sectoral Crisis Recovery Project (English)
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MAR 07, 2017 PAD1992 Project Appraisal Document
Tunisia - Impact of the Libya crisis on the Tunisian economy (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 ACS16340 Working Paper
Stakeholder dialogue on de-risking : supporting financial access for humanitarian organizations and charities (English)
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JAN 11, 2017 112804 Working Paper
The credit crunch : how the use of movable collateral and credit reporting can help finance inclusive economic growth in Nigeria (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113258 Working Paper
Afghanistan - Financial Sector Rapid Response Project : additional financing (English)
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OCT 03, 2016 PAD1958 Project Paper
Should we fear foreign exchange depreciation? (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109374 Brief
Armenia - Fourth Development Policy Financing Project (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 AB7859 Program Information Document
Enhancing financial capability and inclusion in Senegal : a demand-side survey (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 ACS18885 Working Paper
Sao Tome and Principe - First Governance and Competitiveness Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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JUN 14, 2016 ICR00003735 Implementation Completion and Results Report