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West Bank and Gaza - Second Finance for Jobs Project (English)

The objective of the Second Finance for Jobs Project for West Bank and Gaza is to test the effectiveness of selected financial interventions in incentivizing private sector investment and job creation. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2120 JUN 30, 2017

Disclosed

Croatia - Export Finance Intermediation Loan Project (English)

Ratings for Export Finance Intermediation Loan Project for Croatia were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3181 APR 24, 2017

Disclosed

Statement by Rt. Hon. Helen Clark at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Rt. Hon. Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Program and Chair of the United Nations Development Group, at the ninety-fifth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 114569 APR 22, 2017

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

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

Board Report 114566 APR 22, 2017

Disclosed

CGIAR Financial Intermediary Fund : information note (English)

This note provides information to Executive Directors on the establishment of a FinancialIntermediary Fund (FIF) trust fund at the Bank, to support the CGIAR1, replacing the existingCGIAR FIF trust fund. ... See More +

Board Report 114420 APR 12, 2017

Disclosed

Savings, financial development, and economic growth in the Arab Republic of Egypt revisited (English)

Private savings play a pivotal role in financing development and sustaining growth. Recently, there have been many theoretical developments that underpin key determinants of savings behavior, many of which merit empirical investigation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8020 APR 03, 2017

Hussein,Khaled; Mohieldin,Mahmoud; Rostom,Ahmed Mohamed Tawfick Disclosed

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

Working Paper 114508 MAR 31, 2017

Disclosed

What's happening in the missing middle? : lessons from financing SMEs (English)

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the economic backbone of virtually every economy in the world. SMEs represent more than 95 percent of registered firms worldwide, account for more than 50 percent of jobs, and contribute more than 35 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in many emerging markets. ... See More +

Working Paper 113906 MAR 29, 2017

Alibhai,Aly Salman; Bell, Simon; Conner,M. Gillette Disclosed

Government guarantees, transparency, and bank risk-taking (English)

This paper presents a model of bank risk taking and government guarantees. Levered banks take excessive risk, as their actions are not fully priced at the margin by debt holders. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7971 FEB 15, 2017

Cordella,Tito; Dell'Ariccia,Giovanni; Marquez,Robert Disclosed

Masala bond program – nurturing a local currency bond market (English)

The financing needs of emerging markets are enormous. Sectors such as infrastructure, small business, and housing are vital to a nation’s sustainable development and require substantial financing support. ... See More +

Brief 112690 JAN 01, 2017

Shi,Lin-000470985 Disclosed

South Africa - Land Bank Financial Intermediation Loan Project (English)

The objective of the Land Bank Financial Intermediation Loan Project for South Africa is to sustainably scale up Land Bank’s financing, specifically to benefit emerging farmers. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1122 DEC 29, 2016

Disclosed

China - ShiZheng Railway Project (English)

Ratings for the ShiZheng Railway Project for China were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was low or negligible, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3435 OCT 16, 2016

Disclosed

World - The demand for IDA18 resources and the strategy for their effective use (English)

This paper is organized as follows. Section two examines the global development context, including the newly agreed global ambitions and the challenges for achieving them. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS19726 JUL 19, 2016

Geiser,Barbara Disclosed

Russian Federation - Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) : financial infrastructure - technical note (English)

Financial infrastructure is the underlying foundation of a country’s financial system. It comprises all institutions, the rules, and standards of all the systems which enable financial intermediation. ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 108087 JUL 01, 2016

Disclosed

Russian Federation - Financial sector assessment program : insurance core principles assessment - detailed assessment of observance (English)

With about RUB 988bn (USD 26bn) in gross premium written, in 2014, the Russian insurance industry ranked 27th in the world. Non-life insurance premium accounted for 89 percent of GPW while life insurance for only 11 percent. ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 108085 JUL 01, 2016

Disclosed

Euro currency risk and the geography of debt flows to peripheral European monetary union members (English)

The pattern of debt flows to peripheral European Monetary Union members seems puzzling: they are mostly indirect and channeled through the large countries of the European Monetary Union. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7738 JUN 30, 2016

Ersal-Kiziler,Eylem; Nguyen,Ha Minh 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

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

Ukraine - Second Export Development Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14903 JUN 03, 2016

Disclosed

Turkey - Second Turkey Access to Finance for Small and Medium Enterprises Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14918 JUN 03, 2016

Disclosed

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West Bank and Gaza - Second Finance for Jobs Project (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 PAD2120 Project Appraisal Document
Croatia - Export Finance Intermediation Loan Project (English)
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APR 24, 2017 ICR3181 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Statement by Rt. Hon. Helen Clark at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)
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APR 22, 2017 114569 Board Report
Statement by H.E. Michel Sapin at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)
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APR 22, 2017 114566 Board Report
CGIAR Financial Intermediary Fund : information note (English)
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APR 12, 2017 114420 Board Report
Savings, financial development, and economic growth in the Arab Republic of Egypt revisited (English)
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APR 03, 2017 WPS8020 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement of development credits for March 2017 : Others (Vol. 2) (English)
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MAR 31, 2017 114508 Working Paper
What's happening in the missing middle? : lessons from financing SMEs (English)
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MAR 29, 2017 113906 Working Paper
Government guarantees, transparency, and bank risk-taking (English)
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FEB 15, 2017 WPS7971 Policy Research Working Paper
Masala bond program – nurturing a local currency bond market (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112690 Brief
South Africa - Land Bank Financial Intermediation Loan Project (English)
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DEC 29, 2016 PAD1122 Project Appraisal Document
China - ShiZheng Railway Project (English)
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OCT 16, 2016 ICR3435 Implementation Completion and Results Report
World - The demand for IDA18 resources and the strategy for their effective use (English)
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JUL 19, 2016 ACS19726 Working Paper
Russian Federation - Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) : financial infrastructure - technical note (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 108087 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
Russian Federation - Financial sector assessment program : insurance core principles assessment - detailed assessment of observance (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 108085 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
Euro currency risk and the geography of debt flows to peripheral European monetary union members (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 WPS7738 Policy Research 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
Evaluating sovereign disaster risk finance strategies : a framework (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7721 Policy Research Working Paper
Ukraine - Second Export Development Project (English)
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JUN 03, 2016 ICRR14903 Implementation Completion Report Review
Turkey - Second Turkey Access to Finance for Small and Medium Enterprises Project (English)
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JUN 03, 2016 ICRR14918 Implementation Completion Report Review