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Lebanon economic monitor, April 2015 : the economy of new drivers and old drags (Arabic,English,French)

The Lebanon Economic Monitor provides an update on key economic developments and policies over the past six months. It also presents findings from recent World Bank work on Lebanon. ... See More +

Working Paper 95859 APR 20, 2015

Statement by Mukhisa Kituyi at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)

This is a statement by Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) at the ninety first meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015. ... See More +

Board Report 95905 APR 18, 2015

Champions wanted : promoting exports in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

While other emerging regions were thriving, MENA's aggregate export performance over the past two decades has been consistently weak. Using detailed firm-level export data from Customs administrations, this report explains why. ... See More +

Publication 95681 APR 07, 2015

Jaud, Melise; Freund, Caroline

The little data book on financial inclusion 2015 (English)

The Little Data Book on Financial Inclusion 2015 is a pocket edition of the Global Financial Inclusion Database published in 2015 in "The Global Findex Database 2014: Measuring Financial Inclusion around the World" by Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Leora Klapper, Dorothe Singer, and Peter Van Oudheusden (World Bank Policy Research Paper 7255). ... See More +

Publication 95679 APR 07, 2015

Cambodia economic update : maintaining high growth (English)

Cambodia continues to enjoy robust growth, albeit at a slightly slower pace. Real growth in 2014 is estimated to have reached 7.0 percent. The garment sector, together with construction and services, in particular finance and real estate, continues to propel growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 95982 APR 01, 2015

Bangladesh development update (April 2015) (English)

This report highlights recent economic updates in Bangladesh as of April 2015. Economic growth in Bangladesh was gaining momentum in the first half of FY15. ... See More +

Working Paper 95568 APR 01, 2015

Hussain, Zahid

Russian economic report : the dawn of a new economic era? : Russia economic report : the dawn of a new economic era? (English)

Russia's economy experienced two shocks in 2014. On top of the structural crisis that began in 2012, Russia had to deal with cyclical and idiosyncratic challenges to the economy. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 95697 APR 01, 2015

Hansl, Birgit; Grant, Anne

Croatia - Macro monitoring report Q2 2015 (English)

After twelve quarters of economic contraction year-on-year, output increased in the final quarter of 2014. Nonetheless, for 2014 as a whole, real GDP declined by 0.4 percent. ... See More +

Brief 95714 APR 01, 2015

Africa's pulse (April 2015) (English)

This issue is an analysis of issues shaping Africa's economic future. Topics include: 1) Sub-Saharan Africa's growth will slow in 2015 amid falling commodity prices; 2) weakening terms of trade present headwinds for the region's commodity exporters; gains for importers; and 3) the rise of new types of conflict and the potential for disease epidemics are risks to the region’s prospects. ... See More +

Newsletter 95729 APR 01, 2015

Lao economic monitor : towards restoring macroeconomic stability and building inclusive growth (English)

Based on preliminary estimates, the Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) economy grew by 7.5 percent in 2014, compared to an average of 8 percent over 2011-13. ... See More +

Working Paper 95669 APR 01, 2015

D'Hoore, Alain; Davading, Somneuk; Phimmahasay, Keomanivone

Pakistan development update (English)

The Pakistani economy faced four major domestic shocks as of April 2015: (i) a political sit-in by opposition parties in Islamabad that lasted between August and December and raised significant political uncertainty; (ii) the September floods in Punjab that affected agricultural crops; (iii) the postponed sale of Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) equity shares in November that reduced its expected privatization proceeds and foreign direct inflows (FDI); and (iv) the terrorist attack in a school in Peshawar that heightened security concerns. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 95751 APR 01, 2015

Refaqat, Saadia; Lopez-Calix, Jose R.; Waheed, Muhammad; Ashraf, Mehwish; Atiq, Syedah Moshina; Joya, Mohammad Omar; Shaikh Sarmad; Khan, Rafay; Newhouse, David Locke

Making the most of cheap oil (English)

An uneven recovery and diverging monetary policy across major developed countries remain a challenge for developing and emerging market economies. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 95753 APR 01, 2015

Kitzmuller, Markus; Rama, Martin; Chaudhuri, Shubham

East Asia and Pacific economic update, April 2015 : adjusting to a changing world (English)

In the six months since the previous East Asia and Pacific economic update, the regional economic landscape has been dominated by two key developments in the global economy. ... See More +

Working Paper 95722 APR 01, 2015

Spatafora, Nikola; Ollero, Antonio; Vashakmadze, Ekaterine; Dewina, Reno; Diaz-Bonilla, Carolina; Hirano, Yumeka; Sun, Yan; O'Keefe, Philip; Umapathi, Nithin; Somanathan, Aparnaa; Bredenkamp, Caryn; Pambudi, Eko Setyo; Tandon, Ajay; Smits, Karlis; Zhao, Luan; Ahsan, Ahmad

Advanced-country policies and emerging-market currencies : the impact of U.S. tapering on India's Rupee (English)

The global financial crisis and its aftermath have triggered extraordinary policy responses in advanced countries. The impacts of these policy responses—from asset price bubbles to currency depreciations—have often been felt in the developing world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7219 MAR 23, 2015

Ikeda,Yuki; Medvedev,Denis; Rama,Martin G.

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in East Asia and Pacific. ... See More +

Newsletter 95109 MAR 11, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat

Economic shocks and subjective well-being : evidence from a quasi-experiment (English)

This article examines how economic shocks affect individual well-being in developing countries. Using the case of a sudden and unanticipated currency devaluation in Botswana as a quasi-experiment, the article examines how this monetary shock affects individuals' evaluations of well-being. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7209 MAR 10, 2015

Hariri,Jacob Gerner; Bjørnskov,Christian; Justesen,Mogens K.

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in Europe and Central Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. ... See More +

Newsletter 95107 MAR 09, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in Latin America and the Caribbean. ... See More +

Newsletter 95106 MAR 06, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in South Asia. ... See More +

Newsletter 95105 MAR 05, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in South Asia. ... See More +

Newsletter 95104 MAR 04, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat

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Lebanon economic monitor, April 2015 : the economy of new drivers and old drags (Arabic,English,French)
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APR 20, 2015 95859 Working Paper
Statement by Mukhisa Kituyi at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)
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APR 18, 2015 95905 Board Report
Champions wanted : promoting exports in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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APR 07, 2015 95681 Publication
The little data book on financial inclusion 2015 (English)
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APR 07, 2015 95679 Publication
Cambodia economic update : maintaining high growth (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95982 Working Paper
Bangladesh development update (April 2015) (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95568 Working Paper
Russian economic report : the dawn of a new economic era? : Russia economic report : the dawn of a new economic era? (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95697 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Croatia - Macro monitoring report Q2 2015 (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95714 Brief
Africa's pulse (April 2015) (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95729 Newsletter
Lao economic monitor : towards restoring macroeconomic stability and building inclusive growth (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95669 Working Paper
Pakistan development update (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95751 Economic Updates and Modeling
Making the most of cheap oil (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95753 Economic Updates and Modeling
East Asia and Pacific economic update, April 2015 : adjusting to a changing world (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95722 Working Paper
Advanced-country policies and emerging-market currencies : the impact of U.S. tapering on India's Rupee (English)
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MAR 23, 2015 WPS7219 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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MAR 11, 2015 95109 Newsletter
Economic shocks and subjective well-being : evidence from a quasi-experiment (English)
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MAR 10, 2015 WPS7209 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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MAR 09, 2015 95107 Newsletter
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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MAR 06, 2015 95106 Newsletter
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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MAR 05, 2015 95105 Newsletter
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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MAR 04, 2015 95104 Newsletter