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Predicting bank insolvency in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

This paper uses a panel of annual observations for 198 banks in 19 Middle East and North Africa countries over 2001-12 to develop an early warning system for forecasting bank insolvency based on a multivariate logistic regression framework. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6969 JUL 01, 2014

Calice, Pietro

Learning from financial crises (English)

This paper considers the question of whether international banks learn from their previous crisis experiences and reduce their lending to developing countries in the event of a financial crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6838 APR 01, 2014

Lim , Jamus Jerome; Minne, Geoffrey

Montenegro - First Programmatic Financial Sector Development Policy Loan (DPL) Program (English)

Ratings for the First Programmatic Financial Sector Development Policy Loan (DPL) Program for Montenegro were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2969 FEB 25, 2014

Iraq - Banking Sector Reform Project (English)

The Banking Sector Reform Project for Iraq had an overall moderately satisfactory outcome, with the Bank's performance deemed to be satisfactory, while the borrower's performance was felt to be moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3025 DEC 16, 2013

More than just words : how the Africa Round Table (ART) is enabling meaningful reforms across Africa (English)

This brief showcases the lessons learned from the Africa Round Table (ART), a collaborative forum that has brought together countries from east, west, and southern Africa. ... See More +

Brief 84346 OCT 01, 2013

Uttamchandani, Mahesh; Menezes, Antonia

Foreign bank behavior during financial crises (English)

One of the persistent policy problems faced by governments contemplating financial liberalizations is the question of whether to allow foreign banks entry into the domestic economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6590 SEP 01, 2013

Adams-Kane, Jonathon; Caballero, Julian A.; Lim, Jamus Jerome

Strengthening financial sectors : FIRST initiative update - July 2013 (English)

This issue of the Strengthening Financial Sectors newsletter (FIRST initiative, monthly update) includes the following headings: Pakistan - micro-insurance regulation and supervision; project approvals; and monthly data. ... See More +

Newsletter 83950 JUL 01, 2013

Duration dependence and change-points in the likelihood of credit booms ending (English)

Whether the likelihood of a credit boom ending is dependent on its age or not, or whether the respective behavior is smooth or bumpy are important issues to which the economic literature has not given attention yet. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6475 JUN 01, 2013

Kubota, Megumi; Castroa, Vitor

Nigeria - Banking cross-border issues : technical note (English)

The introduction of new much higher minimum capital requirements and the subsequent banking sector consolidation created a platform for Nigerian banks to expand within the region and more globally. ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 80732 MAY 01, 2013

Minutes of meeting of the Board of Directors of MIGA, held on Thursday, April 4, 2013 (English)

Minutes 79268 APR 04, 2013

Integrity, culture, and other intangibles for building long-term value - the board's critical responsibility (Russian)

Governance is a discipline different from management. Understanding that concept is the first step toward improving board practices. While management designs, recommends to the board, and executes the company’s strategy and business plan within an agreed budget, governance focuses on active, vigorous oversight of the company and its management. ... See More +

Brief 76972 JAN 01, 2013

Stout, John H English

Costa Rica - Trust funds country report FY11 - FY13 (English)

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)/International Development Association (IDA) trust funds country report FY2011-FY2013 for Costa Rica includes: disbursements, approvals, and pending requests. ... See More +

Annual Report 75175 JAN 01, 2013

Serbia - Bor Regional Development Project : restructuring (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)

In its letter of September 7, 2012, the Government of Serbia requested the International Development Association (the Association) and the World Bank (the Bank) to consider the following changes: (a) a partial extension of the project closing date from September 30, 2012 until September 30, 2015 to allow for completion of activities under Project Part 1 (Environmental Management and Remediation; $30.9 million equivalent allocated from the Credit/Loan) and Project Part 3 (Project Implementation Support; $1.14 million equivalent allocated from the Loan), (b) reallocation to Project Part 1 of the remaining Loan proceeds from Project Part 2 (Socio-Economic Regeneration; $10.56 million equivalent originally allocated from the Loan) which will not continue. ... See More +

Project Paper 74406 DEC 19, 2012

Gross inflows gone wild : gross capital inflows, credit booms and crises (English)

The main goal of the paper is to examine whether surges in private capital inflows lead to credit booms. The authors built a quarterly database on gross capital inflows, credit to the private sector, and other macro-financial indicators for a sample of 71 countries from 1975q1 to 2010q4. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6270 NOV 01, 2012

Kubota, Megumi; Calderon, Cesar

Ukraine - Programmatic Financial Rehabilitation DPL 1 Project (English)

Ratings for the Programmatic Financial Rehabilitation Loan Project (PFRL) for Ukraine were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2212 JUL 24, 2012

European banking coordination 'Vienna' initiative : working group on NPLs in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (English)

The boom-bust cycle has left a legacy of high non-performing loans (NPLs) in various countries in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE). ... See More +

Working Paper 67684 MAR 01, 2012

Sirtaine, Sophie; Rosenberg, Christoph

Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - KG Financial Sector Development Project - P125689 (English)

Project Information Document PIDA170 FEB 07, 2012

Coleman,Brett E.

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Predicting bank insolvency in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6969 Policy Research Working Paper
Learning from financial crises (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6838 Policy Research Working Paper
Montenegro - First Programmatic Financial Sector Development Policy Loan (DPL) Program (English)
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FEB 25, 2014 ICR2969 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Iraq - Banking Sector Reform Project (English)
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DEC 16, 2013 ICR3025 Implementation Completion and Results Report
More than just words : how the Africa Round Table (ART) is enabling meaningful reforms across Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 84346 Brief
Foreign bank behavior during financial crises (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6590 Policy Research Working Paper
Strengthening financial sectors : FIRST initiative update - July 2013 (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 83950 Newsletter
Duration dependence and change-points in the likelihood of credit booms ending (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6475 Policy Research Working Paper
Nigeria - Banking cross-border issues : technical note (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 80732 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
Minutes of meeting of the Board of Directors of MIGA, held on Thursday, April 4, 2013 (English)
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APR 04, 2013 79268 Minutes
Integrity, culture, and other intangibles for building long-term value - the board's critical responsibility (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2013 76972 Brief English
Costa Rica - Trust funds country report FY11 - FY13 (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75175 Annual Report
Serbia - Bor Regional Development Project : restructuring (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)
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DEC 19, 2012 74406 Project Paper
Gross inflows gone wild : gross capital inflows, credit booms and crises (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 WPS6270 Policy Research Working Paper
Ukraine - Programmatic Financial Rehabilitation DPL 1 Project (English)
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JUL 24, 2012 ICR2212 Implementation Completion and Results Report
European banking coordination 'Vienna' initiative : working group on NPLs in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 67684 Working Paper
Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - KG Financial Sector Development Project - P125689 (English)
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FEB 07, 2012 PIDA170 Project Information Document
Minutes of meeting of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA, held on Monday, December 19, 2011 (English)
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DEC 19, 2011 66293 Minutes
Minutes of meeting of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA, held on Tuesday December 8, 2011 (English)
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DEC 08, 2011 66097 Minutes
Minutes of meeting of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA, held on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 (English)
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