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When the Cycle Becomes the Trend : The Emerging Market Experience with Fiscal Policy during the Last Commodity Super Cycle (English)

Fiscal buffers have shrunk across the world. This paper argues that limited fiscal room in emerging market economies today is partly due to the commodity super cycle of 2000-15. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8712 JAN 18, 2019

Amra,Rashaad; Hanusch,Marek; Jooste,Charl Disclosed

Subjective Well-Being and Peaceful Uprisings (English)

This study analyzes whether subjective well-being measures can explain variation in peaceful uprisings, in addition to the objective measures typically used in analyses of this type of events. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8705 JAN 16, 2019

Witte,Caroline T.; Burger,Martijn J.; Ianchovichina,Elena Disclosed

Institutional Fragmentation and Metropolitan Coordination in Latin American Cities : What Consequences for Productivity and Growth ? (English)

This paper provides empirical evidence on the impact of institutional fragmentation and metropolitan coordination on urban productivity in Latin American cities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8696 JAN 10, 2019

Duque,Juan Carlos; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Patino,Jorge E.; Restrepo Cadavid,Paula Disclosed

Urban Form and Productivity : What Is the Shape of Latin American Cities ? (English)

This paper examines the linkages between urban form and city productivity, using alternative metrics for urban form and applying them to a comprehensive sample of Latin American cities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8697 JAN 10, 2019

Duque,Juan Carlos; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Patino,Jorge E.; Restrepo Cadavid,Paula Disclosed

Measuring the Statistical Capacity of Nations (English)

The international development community has used the World Bank's Statistical Capacity Index since its inception in 2004. The Sustainable Development Goals create new challenges for national statistical systems to produce high-quality and internationally comparable data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8693 JAN 08, 2019

Cameron,Grant James; Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Dinc,Mustafa; Foster,James Stephen; Lokshin,Michael M. Disclosed

Service Performance Guarantees for Public Utilities and Beyond - An Innovation with Potential to Attract Investors to Emerging Markets (English)

Emerging market countries require substantial foreign investment for development, economic growth,and poverty alleviation. There are multiple challenges to attracting this investment, however, ranging from political and economic instability to corruption, poor security, and small market size. ... See More +

Brief 133876 JAN 08, 2019

Ramachandran,Vijay; Gelb,Alan Harold; Buehler,Martin Reto Disclosed

Implementation Completion and Results Report (ICR) Document - Implementation support to the PICES survey in Zimbabwe - P158475 (English)

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR00004682 JAN 07, 2019

Swinkels,Robertus A Disclosed

Pakistan - SOUTH ASIA- P158099- PK: Punjab Tourism for Economic Growth Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP15892 JAN 02, 2019

Ali Jalal Disclosed

Mongolia - Systematic Country Diagnostic (Mongolian)

Mongolia faces three main development challenges and two main strategies to overcome them. The three challenges are: first, to pursue a more stable and diversified path of economic growth; second, to regain the poverty reduction trend enhancing further gains in population wellbeing; and, third, to strengthen sustainability, avoiding -or reversing- environmental stress. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 132637 JAN 01, 2019

English Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Sustainable Production Systems and Biodiversity - P121116 - Sequence No : 13 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR35418 DEC 24, 2018

Diaz Rios,Luz Berania Disclosed

Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the United Nations Capital Development Fund for TF072917 (English)

Trust Fund Administrative Agreement DEC 24, 2018

LEGRL Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - PK: Punjab Tourism for Economic Growth Project - P158099 - Sequence No : 04 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR34427 DEC 23, 2018

Akbar,Kamran Disclosed

Financial Outreach and Working Poverty in Developing Countries : New Evidence from Bank Penetration (English)

Although a growing body of literature emphasizes that the poor may benefit from better access to financial services through more growth and employment opportunities, there is a continuing debate about the mechanism and extent to which such access would reduce inequalities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8687 DEC 21, 2018

Coulibaly,Aissata; Yogo,Urbain Thierry Disclosed

Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the European Commission on behalf of the European Union for TF072957 (English)

Trust Fund Administrative Agreement DEC 20, 2018

LEGRL Disclosed

Project Information Document-Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet - First Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence for Development Impact - P164546 (English)

Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet PIDISDSA23996 DEC 19, 2018

Blom,Andreas Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Strengthening Fiscal and Financial Stability Project - P161048 - Sequence No : 03 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR34933 DEC 18, 2018

Vaira,Carolina Luisa Disclosed

Mongolia - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P161048- Strengthening Fiscal and Financial Stability Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP15622 DEC 18, 2018

Bayarmaa Losol Disclosed

The Economic Case for Education in Vietnam (English)

Education is central to the development of human capital. Vietnam has made significant progress. This paper reviews existing research on the returns to education and makes the case for investment in schooling. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8679 DEC 18, 2018

Patrinos,Harry Anthony; Thang,Pham Vu; Thanh,Nguyen Duc Disclosed

Ukraine - Policy Based Guarantee : Chair Summary (English)

Board Report 133161 DEC 18, 2018

Disclosed

IDA18 Post-Mid-Term Review Amendments (English)

IDA18 represents a landmark replenishment poised to help advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With a US$75 billion envelope, IDA18 introduced ambitious policy commitments, expanded the suite of instruments, and introduced a transformative financial model. ... See More +

Board Report 133215 DEC 14, 2018

Disclosed

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When the Cycle Becomes the Trend : The Emerging Market Experience with Fiscal Policy during the Last Commodity Super Cycle (English)
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JAN 18, 2019 WPS8712 Policy Research Working Paper
Subjective Well-Being and Peaceful Uprisings (English)
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JAN 16, 2019 WPS8705 Policy Research Working Paper
Institutional Fragmentation and Metropolitan Coordination in Latin American Cities : What Consequences for Productivity and Growth ? (English)
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JAN 10, 2019 WPS8696 Policy Research Working Paper
Urban Form and Productivity : What Is the Shape of Latin American Cities ? (English)
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JAN 10, 2019 WPS8697 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring the Statistical Capacity of Nations (English)
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JAN 08, 2019 WPS8693 Policy Research Working Paper
Service Performance Guarantees for Public Utilities and Beyond - An Innovation with Potential to Attract Investors to Emerging Markets (English)
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JAN 08, 2019 133876 Brief
Implementation Completion and Results Report (ICR) Document - Implementation support to the PICES survey in Zimbabwe - P158475 (English)
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JAN 07, 2019 ICR00004682 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Pakistan - SOUTH ASIA- P158099- PK: Punjab Tourism for Economic Growth Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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JAN 02, 2019 STEP15892 Procurement Plan
Mongolia - Systematic Country Diagnostic (Mongolian)
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JAN 01, 2019 132637 Systematic Country Diagnostic English
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Sustainable Production Systems and Biodiversity - P121116 - Sequence No : 13 (English)
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DEC 24, 2018 ISR35418 Implementation Status and Results Report
Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the United Nations Capital Development Fund for TF072917 (English)
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DEC 24, 2018 Trust Fund Administrative Agreement
Disclosable Version of the ISR - PK: Punjab Tourism for Economic Growth Project - P158099 - Sequence No : 04 (English)
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DEC 23, 2018 ISR34427 Implementation Status and Results Report
Financial Outreach and Working Poverty in Developing Countries : New Evidence from Bank Penetration (English)
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DEC 21, 2018 WPS8687 Policy Research Working Paper
Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the European Commission on behalf of the European Union for TF072957 (English)
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DEC 20, 2018 Trust Fund Administrative Agreement
Project Information Document-Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet - First Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence for Development Impact - P164546 (English)
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DEC 19, 2018 PIDISDSA23996 Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Strengthening Fiscal and Financial Stability Project - P161048 - Sequence No : 03 (English)
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DEC 18, 2018 ISR34933 Implementation Status and Results Report
Mongolia - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P161048- Strengthening Fiscal and Financial Stability Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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DEC 18, 2018 STEP15622 Procurement Plan
The Economic Case for Education in Vietnam (English)
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DEC 18, 2018 WPS8679 Policy Research Working Paper
Ukraine - Policy Based Guarantee : Chair Summary (English)
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DEC 18, 2018 133161 Board Report
IDA18 Post-Mid-Term Review Amendments (English)
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DEC 14, 2018 133215 Board Report