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De-risking and other challenges in the emerging market financial sector : findings from IFC’s survey on correspondent banking (English)

This paper examines the relationship between increasing compliance costs and correspondent bank de-risking, among other challenges, and the ability of private-sector banks in emerging markets to continue providing international banking services to their customers. ... See More +

Working Paper 121275 SEP 01, 2017

Disclosed

Colombia – Business Productivity and Efficiency Development Policy Loans I-III (English)

Ratings for Business Productivity and Efficiency Development Policy Loans I-III were as follows: Outcome was moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Project Performance Assessment Report 110740 JUN 26, 2017

Disclosed

Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 6) : Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for the improvement of Kikuyu market (English)

The development objective of the Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project for Kenya is to strengthen urban services and infrastructure in the Nairobi metropolitan region. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG1093 JUN 20, 2017

Babijes,Roderick M. Disclosed

Towards a more effective BNDES (English)

Founded in 1952, the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) is a financial entity fully owned by the Brazilian government. It is in the process of redefining its priorities and its role going forward. ... See More +

Working Paper 117304 JUN 01, 2017

Frischtak,Claudio R.; Pazarbasioglu-Dutz,Ceyla; Byskov,Steen; Azevedo Hernandez Perez,Adriana Disclosed

Can blockchain technology address de-risking in emerging markets? (English)

Block chain, or distributed ledger technology, has the potential to address many problems in emerging markets. In this note the authors consider whether block chain can be used to mitigate the problem of de-risking by financial institutions, which affects receivers of remittances, businesses that need correspondent banking relationships, and charities working in conflict countries. ... See More +

Brief 115707 MAY 24, 2017

Ramachandran,Vijaya; Rehermann,Thomas Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic - Programmatic Development Policy Operations I and II (English)

Ratings for the Programmatic Development Policy Operations I and II for Kyrgyz Republic were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was high, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4018 MAY 19, 2017

Disclosed

Armenia - Community Agricultural Resource Management and Competitiveness Project (English)

Ratings for the Community Agricultural Resource Management and Competitiveness Project for Armenia were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Recipient performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3849 APR 28, 2017

Disclosed

Creating competitive markets for service delivery : Policy options and country experiences (English)

Social enterprises (SEs) are defined as private organizations that use business approaches to achieve social, environmental and economic outcomes. ... See More +

Working Paper 117143 APR 27, 2017

.org;; 000245567:Natalia Agapitova:nagapitova@worldbank Disclosed

China - Developing Market-Based Energy Efficiency Program Project (English)

The development objective of Developing Market-Based Energy Efficiency Program Project is to support development and implementation of China’s priority energy efficiency and environment programs, with a focus on improving the results measurement and verification system and developing market-based mechanisms. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1064 FEB 07, 2017

Disclosed

Brazil - Bahia Development Policy Lending Project (English)

Ratings for the Bahia Development Policy Lending Project for Brazil were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3548 JAN 25, 2017

Disclosed

Institutional reform for investment and growth in South Eastern Europe (English)

This study analyses the institutional impediments to investment and growth in SEE and suggests ‘second generation’ policy reforms to ease these constraints. ... See More +

Working Paper 111960 JAN 01, 2017

Broadman,Harry G.; Anderson, Jim; Claessens, Stijn; Ryterman,Randi Susan; Slavova,Stefka; Vagliasindi,Maria; Andronova Vincelette,Gallina Disclosed

Report on the first ten years of the emerging markets corporate governance research network (EMCGN) (English)

This paper provides an account of the Emerging Markets Corporate Governance Research Network (EMCGN) and its first ten years of activities. The Network was established under the auspices of the Global Corporate Governance Forum (now incorporated into International Finance Corporation (IFC’s) Corporate Governance Group). ... See More +

Working Paper 112813 JAN 01, 2017

Ararat,Mesa; Claessens,Stijn; Yurtoglu,B. Burcin Disclosed

Suriname sector competitiveness analysis : identifying opportunities and constraints to investment and diversification in the agribusiness and extractives sectors : Executive summary in Dutch inclusief samenvatting in het Nederlands (English)

Suriname is a small economy driven by its abundant natural resources. As the commodity boom ended in recent years, however, the economy began to contract, reflecting Suriname’s dependence on the extractives sector. ... See More +

PSD, Privatization and Industrial Policy 113150 JAN 01, 2017

Anderson, John; Arenas,Guillermo Carlos; Douw, Wim; Moreira,Susana; Pelon,Remi; Shepherd,Andrew W.; Weiss,Eli Disclosed

Suriname sector competitiveness analysis : identifying opportunities and constraints to investment and diversification in the agribusiness and extractives sectors (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)

Suriname is a small economy driven by its abundant natural resources. As the commodity boom ended in recent years, however, the economy began to contract, reflecting Suriname’s dependence on the extractives sector. ... See More +

PSD, Privatization and Industrial Policy 113150 JAN 01, 2017

Anderson, John; Arenas,Guillermo Carlos; Douw, Wim; Moreira,Susana; Pelon,Remi; Shepherd,Andrew W.; Weiss,Eli Disclosed

Gaining ground : integrating environmental, social, and governance factors into investment processes in emerging markets (English)

To support the growth of sustainable capital flows, IFC’s advisory services seek to influence, support, and enable capital market stakeholders to better integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into capital allocation and portfolio management processes, using IFC’s own investment practices as a model. ... See More +

Brief 114076 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Egypt - Second Fiscal Consolidation, Sustainable Energy, and Competitiveness Programmatic Development Policy Financing Project (English)

Program Information Document 109593 OCT 11, 2016

Arabic Disclosed

Angola - Second Water Sector Institutional Development Project : resettlement plan : Quadro politico de reassentamento (Portuguese)

Resettlement Plan SFG2509 OCT 05, 2016

Asaam,Belinda Lorraine Disclosed

World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)

This Board report acknowledges a World Bank Group Boards calendar for September 2016, October 2016 and November 2016.

Board Report 108703 SEP 30, 2016

Disclosed

Strengthening competitiveness in Bangladesh-thematic assessment : a diagnostic trade integration study (English)

This paper describes the trade performance of Bangladesh at the macro and micro levels for goods and services. The analysis of the basic orientation of trade is crucial to judge the extent to which a country’s trade structure is conducive to future growth. ... See More +

Publication 107160 JUL 22, 2016

Kathuria,Sanjay; Malouch, Mariem Mezghenni Disclosed

Mozambique - Competitiveness and Private Sector Development(MCPSD)Project (English)

Ratings for Competitiveness and Private Sector Development Project for Mozambique were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to global environment outcome was moderate, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3693 JUN 30, 2016

Disclosed

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De-risking and other challenges in the emerging market financial sector : findings from IFC’s survey on correspondent banking (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 121275 Working Paper
Colombia – Business Productivity and Efficiency Development Policy Loans I-III (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 110740 Project Performance Assessment Report
Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 6) : Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for the improvement of Kikuyu market (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 SFG1093 Resettlement Plan
Towards a more effective BNDES (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 117304 Working Paper
Can blockchain technology address de-risking in emerging markets? (English)
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MAY 24, 2017 115707 Brief
Kyrgyz Republic - Programmatic Development Policy Operations I and II (English)
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MAY 19, 2017 ICR4018 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Armenia - Community Agricultural Resource Management and Competitiveness Project (English)
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APR 28, 2017 ICR3849 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Creating competitive markets for service delivery : Policy options and country experiences (English)
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APR 27, 2017 117143 Working Paper
China - Developing Market-Based Energy Efficiency Program Project (English)
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FEB 07, 2017 PAD1064 Project Appraisal Document
Brazil - Bahia Development Policy Lending Project (English)
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JAN 25, 2017 ICR3548 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Institutional reform for investment and growth in South Eastern Europe (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 111960 Working Paper
Report on the first ten years of the emerging markets corporate governance research network (EMCGN) (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112813 Working Paper
Suriname sector competitiveness analysis : identifying opportunities and constraints to investment and diversification in the agribusiness and extractives sectors : Executive summary in Dutch inclusief samenvatting in het Nederlands (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113150 PSD, Privatization and Industrial Policy
Suriname sector competitiveness analysis : identifying opportunities and constraints to investment and diversification in the agribusiness and extractives sectors (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113150 PSD, Privatization and Industrial Policy
Gaining ground : integrating environmental, social, and governance factors into investment processes in emerging markets (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 114076 Brief
Egypt - Second Fiscal Consolidation, Sustainable Energy, and Competitiveness Programmatic Development Policy Financing Project (English)
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OCT 11, 2016 109593 Program Information Document Arabic
Angola - Second Water Sector Institutional Development Project : resettlement plan : Quadro politico de reassentamento (Portuguese)
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OCT 05, 2016 SFG2509 Resettlement Plan
World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)
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SEP 30, 2016 108703 Board Report
Strengthening competitiveness in Bangladesh-thematic assessment : a diagnostic trade integration study (English)
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JUL 22, 2016 107160 Publication
Mozambique - Competitiveness and Private Sector Development(MCPSD)Project (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 ICR3693 Implementation Completion and Results Report