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Arab pension systems : trends, challenges and options for reforms (English)

This report provides an overview of current pension challenges and opportunities formembers of the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF)1. There is an urgent need to address pensionissues in the region to address fiscal, macroeconomic, sustainability, equity and welfarechallenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 118862 AUG 01, 2017

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DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletters are as follows: taking stock; major data releases; activity and inflation; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 117841 JUL 21, 2017

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Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project (Arabic)

This program document for the Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project has four pillars as follows : (i) Pillar A - Improve access to finance for small and young enterprises; (ii) Pillar B - Strengthen capital markets by improving the institutional framework and broadening the range of instruments; (iii) Pillar C - Improve the financial sustainability of the Caisse Marocaine des Retraites; and (iv) Pillar D - Strengthen oversight of the banking sector. ... See More +

Program Document 114404 JUL 19, 2017

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Pension funds and the impact of switching regulation on long-term investment (English)

This paper looks at the impact of members' ability to switch pension fund provider and /or portfolio on the allocation of pension funds to long-term investments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8143 JUL 11, 2017

Pedraza Morales,Alvaro Enrique; Fuentes,Olga; Searle,Pamela; Stewart,Fiona Elizabeth Disclosed

Pension funds, capital markets, and the power of diversification (English)

The potential for pension funds to contribute to capital markets and thereby economic growth has been argued on a theoretical basis and demonstrated empirically. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8136 JUL 05, 2017

Stewart,Fiona Elizabeth; Despalins,Romain; Remizova,Inna Disclosed

Social citizenship for older persons? : measuring the social quality of social pensions in the global south and explaining their spread (English)

Social pensions - non-contributory provisions for old age, mostly means-tested—have mushroomed in the global South since the 1990s, and have also been advocated by international organizations. ... See More +

Working Paper 117953 JUL 01, 2017

Böger,Tobias; Leisering,Lutz Disclosed

Statement of loans for June 2017 : Europe and Central Asia (English)

Working Paper 117439 JUN 30, 2017

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Statement of loans for June 2017 : East Asia and Pacific (English)

Working Paper 117438 JUN 30, 2017

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Statement of loans for June 2017 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 117437 JUN 30, 2017

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Statement of loans for June 2017 : South Asia (English)

Working Paper 117443 JUN 30, 2017

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Argentina - Assessment of capital market mechanisms for financing of SMEs (English)

This document has the purpose of identifying and describing actions that could aid in facilitating the financing of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through instruments channeled via the capital markets. ... See More +

Working Paper 117055 JUN 28, 2017

.org;; 000012349:John Daniel Pollner:jpollner@worldbank Disclosed

Argentina - Capital market financing for infrastructure (English)

Argentina’s improved sovereign credit rating has helped to spur the recent sub-sovereign and corporate bond issues. In early April 2016, Standard & Poor’s upgraded Argentina’s sovereign ratings for local and foreign currency debt to B from B-. ... See More +

Working Paper 117054 JUN 28, 2017

.org;; 000012349:John Daniel Pollner:jpollner@worldbank Disclosed

El Salvador - Local Government Strengthening Project (English)

Ratings for the Local Government Strengthening Project for El Salvador were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4118 JUN 27, 2017

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The 2017 joint review of the Standards and Codes initiative : executive summary (English)

This review adopts a strategic approach to this and forthcoming reviews of the Standards and Codes (S&C) initiative to address persistent challenges and capitalize on progress. ... See More +

Board Report 118573 JUN 19, 2017

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Palestinian Liberation Organization (For the Benefit of the Palestinian Authority) - Palestinian National Development Plan - Development Policy Grant VII (English)

Ratings for the Palestinian Liberation Organization (For the Benefit of the Palestinian Authority) - Palestinian National Development Plan - Development Policy Grant VII for West Bank and Gaza were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was high, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4190 JUN 09, 2017

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The medium-term debt management strategy : an assessment of recent capacity building (English)

The report provides an updated assessment of WB and IMF efforts to help countries develop capacity in formulating and implementing medium-term debt management strategies. ... See More +

Board Report 117159 JUN 09, 2017

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Financial globalization and market volatility : an empirical appraisal (English)

This paper computes a new financial globalization index for a large sample of countries for 1992-2016. Unlike other measures, the financial globalization index corrects for the heteroscedasticity of global volatility. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8091 JUN 07, 2017

Cordella,Tito; Ospino Rojas,Anderson Disclosed

Establishing a legal framework for sovereign sukuk issuance : a public debt management perspective (English)

A strong legal framework that forms the basis for the activities of debt managers is crucial for enabling an effective public debt management function. ... See More +

Working Paper 116308 JUN 01, 2017

000334226:Emre Balibek:ebalibek@worldbank.org; Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletters are as follows: taking stock; major data releases; activity and inflation; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 117844 MAY 26, 2017

Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletters are as follows: taking stock; major data releases; activity and inflation; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 117843 MAY 19, 2017

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Arab pension systems : trends, challenges and options for reforms (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 118862 Working Paper
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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JUL 21, 2017 117841 Newsletter
Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project (Arabic)
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JUL 19, 2017 114404 Program Document
Pension funds and the impact of switching regulation on long-term investment (English)
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JUL 11, 2017 WPS8143 Policy Research Working Paper
Pension funds, capital markets, and the power of diversification (English)
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JUL 05, 2017 WPS8136 Policy Research Working Paper
Social citizenship for older persons? : measuring the social quality of social pensions in the global south and explaining their spread (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117953 Working Paper
Statement of loans for June 2017 : Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 117439 Working Paper
Statement of loans for June 2017 : East Asia and Pacific (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 117438 Working Paper
Statement of loans for June 2017 : Africa (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 117437 Working Paper
Statement of loans for June 2017 : South Asia (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 117443 Working Paper
Argentina - Assessment of capital market mechanisms for financing of SMEs (English)
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JUN 28, 2017 117055 Working Paper
Argentina - Capital market financing for infrastructure (English)
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JUN 28, 2017 117054 Working Paper
El Salvador - Local Government Strengthening Project (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 ICR4118 Implementation Completion and Results Report
The 2017 joint review of the Standards and Codes initiative : executive summary (English)
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JUN 19, 2017 118573 Board Report
Palestinian Liberation Organization (For the Benefit of the Palestinian Authority) - Palestinian National Development Plan - Development Policy Grant VII (English)
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JUN 09, 2017 ICR4190 Implementation Completion and Results Report
The medium-term debt management strategy : an assessment of recent capacity building (English)
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JUN 09, 2017 117159 Board Report
Financial globalization and market volatility : an empirical appraisal (English)
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JUN 07, 2017 WPS8091 Policy Research Working Paper
Establishing a legal framework for sovereign sukuk issuance : a public debt management perspective (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 116308 Working Paper
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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MAY 26, 2017 117844 Newsletter
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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MAY 19, 2017 117843 Newsletter