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Case study : World Bank engagement with Mongolia's sovereign wealth fund (English)

Mongolia is currently experiencing a rapid economic transformation generated by vast mineral discoveries. Starting in the past decade, a boom in mining exploration confirmed the existence of large mineral deposits, notably copper, uranium, oil, coal, iron ore, and gold. ... See More +

Working Paper 85818 FEB 01, 2014

Robbins, Adam B.; Smith, Gregory

Intrinsic motivation, effort and the call to public service (English)

Pay schemes in the public sector aim to attract motivated, high-ability applicants. A nascent literature has found positive effects of higher pay on ability and no or slightly positive effects on motivation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6729 DEC 01, 2013

Banuri, Sheheryar; Keefer, Philip

Latin America's deceleration and the exchange rate buffer (English)

Economic and financial news in the past six months confirm that the external tailwinds that propelled economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) over the past decade continue to recede. ... See More +

Publication 81896 OCT 01, 2013

de la Torre, Augusto; Yeyati, Eduardo Levy; Pienknagura, Samuel; Didier, Tatiana; Schmukler, Sergio

The real exchange rate and export growth : are services different ? (English)

This paper considers the determinants of exports of modern services and traditional services. It considers the growth of export volumes as well as export surges, that is, the periods of rapid sustained export growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6629 SEP 01, 2013

Eichengreen, Barry; Gupta, Poonam

Protecting public investment against shocks in the West African economic and monetary union : options for fiscal rules and risk sharing (English)

West African Economic and Monetary Union arrangements have been instrumental in helping member countries maintain low inflation. However, a lesser-known characteristic of the West African Economic and Monetary Union, with possible implications for economic growth, is the high exposure to shocks and the pro-cyclicality of fiscal policy associated with these arrangements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6562 AUG 01, 2013

Varoudakis, Aristomene; Dessus, Sebastien

Mozambique economic update (English)

Mozambique's economy grew at 4.8 percent p.a. in the first quarter of 2013. In the first quarter of 2013, growth in Gross domestic product (GDP) was lower than in previous years at 4.8percent p.a. ... See More +

Brief 80184 JUL 01, 2013

Jamaica - Social Protection Project : restructuring (English)

The objectives of the Social Protection Project for Jamaica are to support Jamaica in strengthening its social protection system. (i) further improve the effectiveness of the Program for Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) to foster investment by poor families in human capital accumulation; (ii) develop a structured system for assisting working age persons of PATH households seek and retain employment; (iii) enable the formulation of a reform program for the pension schemes for public sector workers; and (iv) develop a social protection strategy. ... See More +

Project Paper 78557 JUN 06, 2013

Aid, disbursement delays, and the real exchange rate (English)

Aid donors and recipients have long been concerned that aid inflows may lead to an appreciation of the real exchange rate and an associated loss of competitiveness. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6501 JUN 01, 2013

Jarotschkin, Alexandra; Kraay, Aart

How to move the exchange rate if you must: the diverse practice of foreign exchange intervention by central banks and a proposal for doing it better (English)

The paper is about the art of exchange rate management by central banks. It begins by reviewing the diversity of objectives and practices of central bank intervention in the foreign exchange market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6460 MAY 01, 2013

Varoudakis, Aristomene; Basu, Kaushik

Nigeria - Financial sector assessment program (English)

The 2002 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) identified considerable problems in containing the upsurge in liquidity in the financial system, partly caused by spending of oil receipts. ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 80735 MAY 01, 2013

Moldova economic update (April 10, 2013) : Moldova economice update (April 10, 2013) (Romanian)

Weak external demand and marked decline in agricultural production in 2012 have led to a recession in Moldova. While real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is projected to rebound to three percent in 2013, significant risks remain. ... See More +

Newsletter 76538 APR 10, 2013

English

Ukraine economic update (April 2, 2013) (English)

Ukraine is in a recession because of weak external demand and delays in policy adjustment. Growth in 2013 is projected to remain weak and will continue to be vulnerable to external shocks. ... See More +

Newsletter 76353 APR 02, 2013

Ukraine economic update (April 2, 2013) (Ukrainian)

Ukraine is in a recession because of weak external demand and delays in policy adjustment. Growth in 2013 is projected to remain weak and will continue to be vulnerable to external shocks. ... See More +

Newsletter 76353 APR 02, 2013

English

Estimating the half-life of theoretically founded real exchange rate misalignments (English)

This paper models empirically the short and long-term behavior of the real exchange rate misalignment -- a key variable in academic and policy circles. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6411 APR 01, 2013

Kubota, Megumi

Public spending for long-run growth : a practitioners' view (English)

By financing public goods and services that enhance productivity and promote private investment, public spending is widely believed to be critical for long-run growth. ... See More +

Brief 74074 DEC 01, 2012

Moreno-Dodson, Blanca; Gemmell, Norman; Misch, Florian

Poland - Second Development Policy Loan Project (English)

Program Information Document AB7159 OCT 30, 2012

Fiscal policy for growth and development (English)

The global economic crisis that broke out in 2008 has reawakened interest in fiscal policy. In the early stages of the crisis, there was a widespread turn to countercyclical fiscal stimulus. ... See More +

Brief 73041 OCT 01, 2012

Brahmbhatt, Milan; Canuto, Otaviano

Mozambique economic update (English)

Mozambique's economic growth continues robust, but somewhat lower than government objectives for 2012. Recently published national accounts report strong growth of 8 percent in the second quarter of 2012. ... See More +

Brief 80183 SEP 01, 2012

Ukraine economic update (July 19, 2012) (English)

This Ukraine economic update includes the following headings: weaker external demand and crisis in Euro area slow Ukraine's growth in 2012; loosening of fiscal policy and rigid monetary policy increase Ukraine's vulnerabilities, while downside risks remain high; and restoring macroeconomic equilibrium and advancing structural reforms are key for regaining investors' confidence. ... See More +

Newsletter 71298 JUL 19, 2012

Ukrainian

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Case study : World Bank engagement with Mongolia's sovereign wealth fund (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 85818 Working Paper
Intrinsic motivation, effort and the call to public service (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6729 Policy Research Working Paper
Latin America's deceleration and the exchange rate buffer (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 81896 Publication
The real exchange rate and export growth : are services different ? (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6629 Policy Research Working Paper
Afghanistan - Promoting Economic Growth and Fiscal Sustainability Programmatic Development Policy Series Project : chair summary (English)
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AUG 07, 2013 80155 Board Summary
Protecting public investment against shocks in the West African economic and monetary union : options for fiscal rules and risk sharing (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6562 Policy Research Working Paper
Mozambique economic update (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 80184 Brief
Jamaica - Social Protection Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 06, 2013 78557 Project Paper
Aid, disbursement delays, and the real exchange rate (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6501 Policy Research Working Paper
How to move the exchange rate if you must: the diverse practice of foreign exchange intervention by central banks and a proposal for doing it better (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6460 Policy Research Working Paper
Nigeria - Financial sector assessment program (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 80735 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
Moldova economic update (April 10, 2013) : Moldova economice update (April 10, 2013) (Romanian)
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APR 10, 2013 76538 Newsletter English
Ukraine economic update (April 2, 2013) (English)
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APR 02, 2013 76353 Newsletter
Ukraine economic update (April 2, 2013) (Ukrainian)
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APR 02, 2013 76353 Newsletter English
Estimating the half-life of theoretically founded real exchange rate misalignments (English)
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APR 01, 2013 WPS6411 Policy Research Working Paper
Public spending for long-run growth : a practitioners' view (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 74074 Brief
Poland - Second Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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OCT 30, 2012 AB7159 Program Information Document
Fiscal policy for growth and development (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 73041 Brief
Mozambique economic update (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 80183 Brief
Ukraine economic update (July 19, 2012) (English)
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JUL 19, 2012 71298 Newsletter Ukrainian