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Nigeria - Economic Transformation Project (English)

Program Information Document 113656 MAR 21, 2017

Jaffrin,Guillemette Sidonie Disclosed

Economic upgrading through global value chain participation : which policies increase the value added gains ? (English)

The emergence of global value chains has opened up new ways to achieve development and industrialization. However, new evidence shows that not all countries have gained from participating in global value chains, and that country-specific characteristics matter for economic upgrading in global value chains. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8007 MAR 16, 2017

Kummritz,Victor; Taglioni,Daria; Winkler,Deborah Elisabeth Disclosed

Reaping richer returns : public spending priorities for African agriculture productivity growth (English)

Enhancing the productivity of agriculture is vital for Sub-Saharan Africa's economic future and is one of the most important tools to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity in the region. ... See More +

Publication 113592 MAR 15, 2017

Goyal,Aparajita; Nash,John D. Disclosed

Laos - Priorities for Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity (English)

Lao PDR has made important gains in development in recent decades. Incomes rose, poverty declined, access to several key public services improved, and Lao PDR met a number of its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 112241 MAR 09, 2017

Disclosed

Weakness in investment growth : causes, implications and policy responses (English)

Investment growth in emerging market and developing economies has slowed sharply since 2010. This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of the causes and implications of this slowdown and presents a menu of policy responses to improve investment growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7990 MAR 02, 2017

Kose,Ayhan; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Ye,Lei Sandy; Islamaj,Ergys Disclosed

Regional dimensions of recent weakness in investment : drivers, investment needs and policy responses (English)

Investment growth in many emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) has slowed sharply since 2010. Investment growth performance has varied significantly across different regions, however. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7991 MAR 02, 2017

Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Kambou,Gerard; Chen,Derek Hung Chiat; Nandwa,Boaz; Okawa,Yohei; Vorisek,Dana Lauren Disclosed

Harnessing the power of big data for trade and competitiveness policy (English)

Big data solutions have the potential to accelerate the work of our teams by deriving timely, accurate, and actionable insights from alternative data sources in order to close data gaps and inform policymaking. ... See More +

Working Paper 113275 MAR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Philippines monthly economic developments : March 2017 (English)

The Philippine stock exchange index weakened in February as uncertainty abroad weighs heavy on market sentiment. The Philippine peso came under renewed pressure, hitting another record-low in February. ... See More +

Newsletter 113519 MAR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Securing forest tenure rights for rural development : lessons from six countries in Latin America (English)

Secure land tenure in rural landscapes is widely recognized as an essential foundation for achieving a range of economic development goals. However, forest areas in low and middle-income countries face particular challenges in strengthening the security of land and resource tenure. ... See More +

Publication 113657 MAR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Togo - Economic Growth and Governance Credit Project (English)

Ratings for the Economic Growth and Governance Credit Project for Togo were as follows: outcomes were unsatisfactory, risk to development outcome was high, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4080 FEB 27, 2017

Disclosed

Estimating poverty using cell phone data : evidence from Guatemala (English)

The dramatic expansion of mobile phone use in developing countries has given rise to a rich and largely untapped source of information about the characteristics of communities and regions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7969 FEB 14, 2017

Hernandez,Marco; Hong,Lingzi; Frias-Martinez,Vanessa; Frias-Martinez,Enrique Disclosed

Simulating the macroeconomic impact of future water scarcity (English)

In this paper we consider some of the economic implications of climate change scenarios as described in the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs). ... See More +

Working Paper W16006 FEB 08, 2017

Ramaroson,Marina Rachel Gery Disclosed

St. Vincent and the Grenadines - Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is to measurably reduce vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change impacts in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and in the Eastern Caribbean Sub-region. ... See More +

Project Paper RES22768 FEB 06, 2017

Disclosed

Personality traits, technology adoption, and technical efficiency : evidence from smallholder rice farms in Ghana (English)

Although a large literature highlights the impact of personality traits on key labor market outcomes, evidence of their impact on agricultural production decisions remains limited. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7959 FEB 02, 2017

Ali,Daniel Ayalew; Bowen,Derick; Deininger,Klaus W. Disclosed

Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (English)

Board Report 112753 FEB 01, 2017

Disclosed

Philippines monthly economic developments (February 2017) (English)

This newsletter about the monthly economic developments of Philippines include the following : (i) In 2016, the economy grew by 6.8 percent driven by accelerating capital formation and robust consumption; (ii)Manufacturing activities remained strong during 2016, but the Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index started to retreat; (iii) The Philippine stock exchange index recovered in January as the market gained confidence; (iv) The Philippine peso stabilized in January following a four-month period of volatile foreign exchange markets; (v) The 12-month average Consumer Price Index picked up further in January, to its highest level in over two years; (vi) The government's debt-to-GDP ratio decreased to 42.1 percent in 2016, continuing its downward trend over two years; (vii) The government's first package of tax reforms was submitted to Congress on January 18, 2017. ... See More +

Newsletter 112835 FEB 01, 2017

Disclosed

Turkey regular economic note (English)

Turkey’s economy shrank in third quarter amid temporary political turmoil and falling tourism revenues. The contractions on the expenditure side were mirrored by declines on the production side. ... See More +

Brief 112969 FEB 01, 2017

De Rosa,Donato; Yilmaz,Ayberk; Yasar,Pinar Turkish Disclosed

Turkey regular economic note : Türkiye Düzenli Ekonomi Notu (Turkish)

Turkey’s economy shrank in third quarter amid temporary political turmoil and falling tourism revenues. The contractions on the expenditure side were mirrored by declines on the production side. ... See More +

Brief 112969 FEB 01, 2017

De Rosa,Donato; Yilmaz,Ayberk; Yasar,Pinar English Disclosed

Special economic zones in the Dominican Republic : policy considerations for a more competitive and inclusive sector. : Special economic zones, global value chains, and the degree of domestic linkages in the Dominican Republic (Spanish)

The Dominican Republic is often considered an example of the successful implementation of Special Economic Zones (henceforth SEZs) in the Western hemisphere. ... See More +

Working Paper 112878 FEB 01, 2017

Reyes,Jose Daniel; Eduardo Sanchez,Miguel; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph; Riaño,Alejandro; Defever,Fabrice Fernand; Engel,Jakob; Arenas,Guillermo Carlos; Ahdiyyih,Semira Sahar English Disclosed

Kenya - Development Response to Displacement Impacts Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objective of the Development Response to Displacement Impacts Project for Kenya is to improve access to social services, expand economic opportunities, and enhance environmental management for host and displaced households in the targeted areas of Kenya. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3099 FEB 01, 2017

Burckhart,Benjamin Disclosed

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Nigeria - Economic Transformation Project (English)
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MAR 21, 2017 113656 Program Information Document
Economic upgrading through global value chain participation : which policies increase the value added gains ? (English)
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MAR 16, 2017 WPS8007 Policy Research Working Paper
Reaping richer returns : public spending priorities for African agriculture productivity growth (English)
See More +
MAR 15, 2017 113592 Publication
Laos - Priorities for Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity (English)
See More +
MAR 09, 2017 112241 Systematic Country Diagnostic
Weakness in investment growth : causes, implications and policy responses (English)
See More +
MAR 02, 2017 WPS7990 Policy Research Working Paper
Regional dimensions of recent weakness in investment : drivers, investment needs and policy responses (English)
See More +
MAR 02, 2017 WPS7991 Policy Research Working Paper
Harnessing the power of big data for trade and competitiveness policy (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2017 113275 Working Paper
Philippines monthly economic developments : March 2017 (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113519 Newsletter
Securing forest tenure rights for rural development : lessons from six countries in Latin America (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113657 Publication
Togo - Economic Growth and Governance Credit Project (English)
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FEB 27, 2017 ICR4080 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Estimating poverty using cell phone data : evidence from Guatemala (English)
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FEB 14, 2017 WPS7969 Policy Research Working Paper
Simulating the macroeconomic impact of future water scarcity (English)
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FEB 08, 2017 W16006 Working Paper
St. Vincent and the Grenadines - Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project : restructuring (English)
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FEB 06, 2017 RES22768 Project Paper
Personality traits, technology adoption, and technical efficiency : evidence from smallholder rice farms in Ghana (English)
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FEB 02, 2017 WPS7959 Policy Research Working Paper
Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 112753 Board Report
Philippines monthly economic developments (February 2017) (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 112835 Newsletter
Turkey regular economic note (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 112969 Brief Turkish
Turkey regular economic note : Türkiye Düzenli Ekonomi Notu (Turkish)
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FEB 01, 2017 112969 Brief English
Special economic zones in the Dominican Republic : policy considerations for a more competitive and inclusive sector. : Special economic zones, global value chains, and the degree of domestic linkages in the Dominican Republic (Spanish)
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FEB 01, 2017 112878 Working Paper English
Kenya - Development Response to Displacement Impacts Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 SFG3099 Environmental Assessment