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What is the best loan for your SME? Understanding your Financing Needs and Options (English)

SMEs often go to their bank for a loan when it’s too late. Banks reported that many SMEs wait until they face a severe cash constraint before they come to the bank to request a loan. ... See More +

Report 138057 JUN 19, 2019

Disclosed

Bhutan Development Update : Harnessing Urbanization (English)

Despite its small population and land area, Bhutan is among the most rapidly urbanizing countries in South Asia. While this urbanization parallels robust economic growth and the expansion of job and investment opportunities in cities, there remain challenges to fully leveraging the potential of urban areas. ... See More +

Report 138060 JUN 19, 2019

Lhaden,Tenzin; Ishihara,Yoichiro Disclosed

Argentina : Overview of Tobacco Use, Tobacco Control Legislation, and Taxation (English)

This country brief provides an overview of tobacco legislation, use, and taxation in Argentina. Argentina is the only country in Latin America which did not become a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). ... See More +

Working Paper 137921 JUN 17, 2019

Marquez,Patricio V.; Krasovsky, Konstantin; Andreeva,Tatiana Disclosed

Kazakhstan : Overview of Tobacco Use, Tobacco Control Legislation, and Taxation (English)

The country brief provides an overview of tobacco legislation, use, and taxation in Kazakhstan. Tobacco taxation policy practiced in Kazakhstan in 2003-2013 resulted in increased tobacco excise revenues, but was not effective in terms of public health, as cigarette consumption did not decrease. ... See More +

Working Paper 137932 JUN 15, 2019

Marquez,Patricio V.; Krasovsky, Konstantin; Andreeva,Tatiana Disclosed

Consumption Poverty in the Republic of Kosovo (English)

This report provides an update of the poverty assessment for Kosovo that was published in April 2017. It is intended to be a concise and timely summary that highlights the key aspects of poverty and inequality in Kosovo, including trends and a detailed poverty profile. ... See More +

Report 137876 JUN 14, 2019

Disclosed

Concept Program Information Document (PID) - Paraguay Development Policy Loan - P169505 (English)

Program Information Document PIDC27167 JUN 12, 2019

Piontkivsky,Ruslan Disclosed

Brazil : Overview of Tobacco Use, Tobacco Control Legislation, and Taxation (English)

This country brief provides an overview of tobacco legislation, use, and taxation in Brazil.

Working Paper 137922 JUN 12, 2019

Marquez,Patricio V.; Krasovsky, Konstantin; Andreeva,Tatiana Disclosed

Monetary Policy in Fossil Fuel Exporters : The Curse of Horizons (English)

This paper examines the role of monetary policy in fossil fuel exporters at different horizons. The main argument is that central banks in these economies need to look beyond the horizon of the business cycle. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8881 JUN 11, 2019

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Uganda - Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis : 2018 Update (English)

Board Report 137859 JUN 11, 2019

Disclosed

Timor-Leste - Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis : 2018 Update (English)

Board Report 137366 JUN 03, 2019

Disclosed

Fourth Ghana Economic Update : Enhancing Financial Inclusion - Africa Region (English)

Ghana’s real gross domestic product (GDP) expanded in 2018, albeit at a slower rate than in 2017; the expansion was spurred by the mineral component of the industry sector. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 137689 JUN 01, 2019

Geiger,Michael Tobias; Kwakye,Kwabena Gyan; Vicente,Carlos Leonardo; Wiafe,Barbara Monica; Boakye Adjei,Nana Yaa Disclosed

Who Wins and Who Loses from Staple Food Price Spikes? : Welfare Implications for Mozambique (English)

Changes in food prices – triggered frequently by natural disasters, macroeconomic shocks or regional market disruptions– can lead to large household welfare effects. ... See More +

Brief 137631 JUN 01, 2019

Baez Ramirez,Javier Eduardo; Caruso,German Daniel; Pullabhotla,Hemant Kumar Disclosed

Building Reform Momentum (English)

Myanmar's economy is slowly picking up speed and regaining stability after a volatile 2018. Despite a challenging global environment, Myanmar's economic growth is expected to rise to 6.5 percent in 2018/19 from 6.4 percent in the Transition Period1 supported by strong performance in the manufacturing and services sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper 137849 JUN 01, 2019

Beck,Hans Anand; Rahardja,Sjamsu; Myint,Thi Da; Nair,Arvind; Guo,Fang; Reungsri,Thanapat; Maw,Aka Kyaw Min; Kessler,Martin Dov Alfred Disclosed

Russia Economic Report, June 2019, No. 41: Modest Growth; Focus on Informality (English)

Real GDP growth in Russia surpassed expectations in 2018, reaching 2.3 percent, mostly due to one off effects of energy construction. Forecasted growth of 1.2 percent in 2019 and 1.8 percent in 2020 and 2021 reflects a more modest outlook. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 137997 JUN 01, 2019

Sanghi,Apurva; Emelyanova,Olga; Matytsin,Mikhail; Rostovtseva,Irina; Levitanskaya,Katerina; Gutierrez,Eva M.; Okawa, Yoki; Nagle,Peter Stephen Oliver; Wheeler,Collette Mari Disclosed

Vietnam : Tobacco Control Legislation, Use, and Taxation - Country Brief (English)

This country brief presents an overview of current tobacco control legislation, use, and taxation policy in Vietnam. Data and information were collected from different sources. ... See More +

Working Paper 137247 MAY 29, 2019

Marquez,Patricio V.; Krasovsky,Konstantin; Andreeva,Tatiana; Isenman,Paul Disclosed

Myanmar - Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis : 2018 Update (English)

Myanmar's risks of external debt and overall debt distress continue to be assessed as low. Under the new low-income country debt sustainability framework, debt carrying capacity of Myanmar has improved and all external debt and total public debt indicators remain below their respective indicative thresholds under the baseline scenarios and stress tests. ... See More +

Board Report 137256 MAY 28, 2019

Disclosed

Malawi - Disaster Risk Management Development Policy Financing with a Catastrophe Deferred Drawdown Option Project (English)

The development objective of the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Development Policy Financing (DPF) with a Catastrophe Deferred Drawdown Option (Cat DDO) Project for Malawi is to strengthen the institutional and financial capacity of the Government of Malawi for multi-sectoral disaster and climate risk management.The Program is structured around three pillars: (i) Strengthening the institutional framework and coordination mechanisms for the implementation of the national disaster and climate resilience agenda; (ii) Increasing climate and disaster resilience in physical developments and infrastructure; and (iii) Strengthening adaptive social protection mechanisms and government financial capacity to respond to disasters. ... See More +

Program Document PGD16 MAY 23, 2019

Disclosed

Uzbekistan - Sustaining Market Reforms in Uzbekistan Development Policy Operation (English)

The Development Policy Loan (DPL) supports the ambitious reform program of the Government of Uzbekistan (GoU) to successfully transition to a competitive and more inclusive market-oriented economy. ... See More +

Program Document PGD62 MAY 20, 2019

Disclosed

Appraisal Stage Program Information Document (PID) - EG Inclusive Housing Finance Program Additional Financing - P168582 (English)

Program Information Document MAY 16, 2019

Gonnet,Laurent Disclosed

Concept Project Information Document (PID) - Improving the Electricity Social Tariff in the Buenos Aires Province - P170329 (English)

Project Information Document PIDC26539 MAY 13, 2019

Salvador,Marcela Ines Disclosed

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What is the best loan for your SME? Understanding your Financing Needs and Options (English)
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JUN 19, 2019 138057 Report
Bhutan Development Update : Harnessing Urbanization (English)
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JUN 19, 2019 138060 Report
Argentina : Overview of Tobacco Use, Tobacco Control Legislation, and Taxation (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 137921 Working Paper
Kazakhstan : Overview of Tobacco Use, Tobacco Control Legislation, and Taxation (English)
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JUN 15, 2019 137932 Working Paper
Consumption Poverty in the Republic of Kosovo (English)
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JUN 14, 2019 137876 Report
Concept Program Information Document (PID) - Paraguay Development Policy Loan - P169505 (English)
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JUN 12, 2019 PIDC27167 Program Information Document
Brazil : Overview of Tobacco Use, Tobacco Control Legislation, and Taxation (English)
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JUN 12, 2019 137922 Working Paper
Monetary Policy in Fossil Fuel Exporters : The Curse of Horizons (English)
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JUN 11, 2019 WPS8881 Policy Research Working Paper
Uganda - Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis : 2018 Update (English)
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JUN 11, 2019 137859 Board Report
Timor-Leste - Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis : 2018 Update (English)
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JUN 03, 2019 137366 Board Report
Fourth Ghana Economic Update : Enhancing Financial Inclusion - Africa Region (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137689 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Who Wins and Who Loses from Staple Food Price Spikes? : Welfare Implications for Mozambique (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137631 Brief
Building Reform Momentum (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137849 Working Paper
Russia Economic Report, June 2019, No. 41: Modest Growth; Focus on Informality (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137997 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Vietnam : Tobacco Control Legislation, Use, and Taxation - Country Brief (English)
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MAY 29, 2019 137247 Working Paper
Myanmar - Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis : 2018 Update (English)
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MAY 28, 2019 137256 Board Report
Malawi - Disaster Risk Management Development Policy Financing with a Catastrophe Deferred Drawdown Option Project (English)
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MAY 23, 2019 PGD16 Program Document
Uzbekistan - Sustaining Market Reforms in Uzbekistan Development Policy Operation (English)
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MAY 20, 2019 PGD62 Program Document
Appraisal Stage Program Information Document (PID) - EG Inclusive Housing Finance Program Additional Financing - P168582 (English)
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MAY 16, 2019 Program Information Document
Concept Project Information Document (PID) - Improving the Electricity Social Tariff in the Buenos Aires Province - P170329 (English)
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MAY 13, 2019 PIDC26539 Project Information Document