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The World Bank’s First Loan - May 9, 1947 (English)

The World Bank officially opened for business on June 25, 1946. As with many new organizations there were initial difficulties. The first President, Eugene Meyer, resigned abruptly in December 1946, without a clear successor. ... See More +

Working Paper 104595 JAN 01, 2016

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Early mission trip to Yugoslavia - July 2003 (English)

The Bank lent Yugoslavia an amount in various currencies equivalent to $28 million in October 1951 [Loan 00510]. The loan provided foreign exchange needed to complete projects in the fields of electric power, coal mining, non-ferrous metals development, industry, forest products utilization, agriculture and fisheries, and transportation. ... See More +

Working Paper 104652 JAN 01, 2016

Brion,Rene Disclosed

Poland Rejoins the IBRD, Bringing It to 150 Member Countries (English)

When delegates from Poland signed the Articles of Agreement on June 27th 1986, Poland officially became the 150th member country of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. ... See More +

Working Paper 104709 JAN 01, 2016

Disclosed

The republic of beliefs : a new approach to ‘law and economics’ (English)

The discipline of law and economics deals with wide-ranging topics, from competition and environmental policy to crime control, and has been instrumental in determining how an economy performs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7259 MAY 07, 2015

Basu,Kaushik Disclosed

PPIAF assistance in Bosnia and Herzegovina (English)

Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia) has accomplished a great deal since the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords helped bring an end to the worst bloodshed on European soil since Second World War Most importantly, Bosnian citizens and authorities have restored peace. ... See More +

Brief 75594 AUG 01, 2012

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Environmental, health and safety guidelines for large volume in organic compounds manufacturing and coal tar distillation (Russian)

The Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Guidelines are technical reference documents with general and industry specific examples of Good International Industry Practice (GIIP). ... See More +

Working Paper 112796 DEC 10, 2007

Spanish, Arabic, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

Environmental, health and safety guidelines for large volume in organic compounds manufacturing and coal tar distillation (French)

The Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Guidelines are technical reference documents with general and industry specific examples of Good International Industry Practice (GIIP). ... See More +

Working Paper 112796 DEC 10, 2007

Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, English Disclosed

Environmental, health and safety guidelines for large volume in organic compounds manufacturing and coal tar distillation (Arabic)

The Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Guidelines are technical reference documents with general and industry specific examples of Good International Industry Practice (GIIP). ... See More +

Working Paper 112796 DEC 10, 2007

Spanish, Russian, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

Environmental, health and safety guidelines for large volume in organic compounds manufacturing and coal tar distillation (Chinese)

The Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Guidelines are technical reference documents with general and industry specific examples of Good International Industry Practice (GIIP). ... See More +

Working Paper 112796 DEC 10, 2007

Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, English Disclosed

Environmental, health and safety guidelines for large volume in organic compounds manufacturing and coal tar distillation (Spanish)

The Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Guidelines are technical reference documents with general and industry specific examples of Good International Industry Practice (GIIP). ... See More +

Working Paper 112796 APR 30, 2007

Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

Environmental, health and safety guidelines for coal processing (Arabic)

The Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Guidelines are technical reference documents with general and industry specific examples of Good International Industry Practice (GIIP). ... See More +

Working Paper 112797 APR 30, 2007

Spanish, Russian, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

Environmental, health and safety guidelines for coal processing (Chinese)

The Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Guidelines are technical reference documents with general and industry specific examples of Good International Industry Practice (GIIP). ... See More +

Working Paper 112797 APR 30, 2007

Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, English Disclosed

Environmental, health and safety guidelines for coal processing (Spanish)

The Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Guidelines are technical reference documents with general and industry specific examples of Good International Industry Practice (GIIP). ... See More +

Working Paper 112797 APR 30, 2007

Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

Vietnam - The Quang Ning and Hai Phong Coastal Region : options for comprehensive development (English)

Vietnam has achieved impressive growth, averaging 8.5 percent per year from 1990-1997. During that time, economic growth in the northeastern provinces of Quang Ning and Hai Phong was as high as 13.8 percent and 11.4 percent per year. ... See More +

Working Paper 42123 JUL 01, 1999

Disclosed

Labor earnings in one-company towns : theory and evidence from Kazakhstan (English)

One-company towns, characterized by the presence of a large employer in a local labor market, are a frequent legacy of state-led development strategies. ... See More +

Journal Article 77286 JAN 01, 1999

Rama, Martin; Scott, Kinnon Disclosed

India - Coal Mining and Quality Improvement Project (English)

This performance audit report rates the Coal Mining and Quality Improvement Project in India. It was prepared by the Operations Evaluation Department (OED) following a mission visit to India in January 1998, and is based in part on the Implementation Completion Report (ICR) issued by the South Asia Region on April 23, 1997. ... See More +

Project Performance Assessment Report 18146 JUN 24, 1998

Disclosed

Statement to the press in Russia by James D. Wolfensohn, President (English)

This report presents the statement to the press by James D. Wolfensohn the President of the World Bank. He puts forth the following points: while the Bank’s program for Russia had grown rapidly after membership in the World Bank Group, utilization of Bank loans was slower; country portfolio performance review (CPPR) established a program of actions has led to an improvement in the implementation of the Bank's assistance program for Russia; Bank’s lending to assist the government’s coal reform program; and International Finance Corporation’s (IFC's) support for the private sector and the expanded activities of economic development institute (EDI) for training the government's reform efforts. ... See More +

Working Paper 99710 MAY 23, 1996

Wolfensohn,James D. Disclosed

Ukraine - Coal industry restructuring sector report (English)

The Ukrainian coal industry is in deep crisis. Between 1990 and 1995, coal output (after washing) decreased by about 50 percent. The productivity of Ukrainian coal miners is low not only by international comparison, but even by historical Ukrainian standards. ... See More +

Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report 15056 MAR 04, 1996

Profitability and capital productivity in Chinese industry (English)

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 18525 APR 30, 1995

Ratha, Dilip; Singh, Inderjit; Jefferson, Gary Eligible for Disclosure

Government credit policy and industrial performance : Japanese machine tool producers, 1963-91 (English)

Programs to direct credit to industry can be uniquely beneficial if 1) the purpose of government credit is to relax borrowing constraints on firms, as an end in itself, or (2) other government objectives can best be achieved by relaxing firms' borrowing constraints (in which case, product and factor market externalities motivate government credit programs). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1434 MAR 31, 1995

Calomiris, Charles W.; Himmelberg, Charles P. Disclosed

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The World Bank’s First Loan - May 9, 1947 (English)
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Early mission trip to Yugoslavia - July 2003 (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104652 Working Paper
Poland Rejoins the IBRD, Bringing It to 150 Member Countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104709 Working Paper
The republic of beliefs : a new approach to ‘law and economics’ (English)
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MAY 07, 2015 WPS7259 Policy Research Working Paper
PPIAF assistance in Bosnia and Herzegovina (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 75594 Brief
Environmental, health and safety guidelines for large volume in organic compounds manufacturing and coal tar distillation (Russian)
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DEC 10, 2007 112796 Working Paper Spanish, Arabic, French, Chinese, English
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Environmental, health and safety guidelines for large volume in organic compounds manufacturing and coal tar distillation (Arabic)
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Environmental, health and safety guidelines for large volume in organic compounds manufacturing and coal tar distillation (Chinese)
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APR 30, 2007 112796 Working Paper Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese, English
Environmental, health and safety guidelines for coal processing (Arabic)
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APR 30, 2007 112797 Working Paper Spanish, Russian, French, Chinese, English
Environmental, health and safety guidelines for coal processing (Chinese)
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APR 30, 2007 112797 Working Paper Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, English
Environmental, health and safety guidelines for coal processing (Spanish)
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APR 30, 2007 112797 Working Paper Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese, English
Vietnam - The Quang Ning and Hai Phong Coastal Region : options for comprehensive development (English)
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JUL 01, 1999 42123 Working Paper
Labor earnings in one-company towns : theory and evidence from Kazakhstan (English)
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JAN 01, 1999 77286 Journal Article
India - Coal Mining and Quality Improvement Project (English)
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JUN 24, 1998 18146 Project Performance Assessment Report
Statement to the press in Russia by James D. Wolfensohn, President (English)
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MAY 23, 1996 99710 Working Paper
Ukraine - Coal industry restructuring sector report (English)
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MAR 04, 1996 15056 Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report
Profitability and capital productivity in Chinese industry (English)
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APR 30, 1995 18525 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Government credit policy and industrial performance : Japanese machine tool producers, 1963-91 (English)
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MAR 31, 1995 WPS1434 Policy Research Working Paper