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Are tobacco taxes really regressive? : evidence from Chile (English)

Tobacco taxes are deemed regressive as poorest families tend to allocate larger shares of their budget to purchase tobacco. However, as taxes also discourage tobacco use, some of the most adverse effects, including higher medical expenses, lower life expectancy at birth, added years of disability among smokers, and reductions in the quality of life, among other, will be reduced. ... See More +

Working Paper 112786 FEB 12, 2017

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Meneses, Franciso Disclosed

India - Himachal Pradesh Public Financial Management Capacity Building Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social systems assessment (English)

The objective of the Himachal Pradesh Public Financial Management Capacity Building Project is to improve the efficiency of public expenditure management and tax administration in Himachal Pradesh. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment 112710 FEB 07, 2017

Mathur,Tanuj Disclosed

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Public Finances Development Policy Financing Project (English)

Program Information Document 112667 FEB 07, 2017

Disclosed

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

Board Report 112753 FEB 01, 2017

Disclosed

India - Amaravati Sustainable Capital City Development Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objective of Amaravati Sustainable Capital City Development Project for India is to build sustainable urban services and capacity of urban institutions for the development of Amaravati Capital City. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3009 FEB 01, 2017

Varma,Binny Disclosed

Pakistan - Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)

The development objective of the Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project for Pakistan is to enhance public spaces in targeted neighborhoods of Karachi, and improve the city’s capacity to provide selected administrative services. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG3015 FEB 01, 2017

Chen,Michelle Lisa Disclosed

Pakistan - Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : پنرواس پالیسی فریم ورک (Urdu)

The development objective of the Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project for Pakistan is to enhance public spaces in targeted neighborhoods of Karachi, and improve the city’s capacity to provide selected administrative services. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG3015 FEB 01, 2017

Chen,Michelle Lisa Disclosed

Congo, Democratic Republic of - Public Financial Management and Accountability Project : additional financing (English)

The objective of the Public Financial Management and Accountability Project for Congo, Democratic Republic of is to enhance the credibility, transparency, and accountability in the management and use of central government and selected subnational governments’ finances. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1928 JAN 24, 2017

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China - GEF Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Project (English)

Ratings for the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Project for China were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2116 JAN 24, 2017

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Long-term growth scenarios for Bangladesh (English)

Bangladesh has achieved robust economic growth over the past 10 years, with real GDP growing by more than 6 percent on average each year. This paper investigates whether the country will be able to maintain such high levels of growth going forward. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7952 JAN 24, 2017

Sinha,Rishabh Disclosed

The platform for cooperation on tax : Discussion draft : addressing the information gaps on prices of minerals sold in an intermediate form (English)

Addressing the Information Gaps on Prices of Minerals Sold in an Intermediate Form This draft document is a supplement to “A Toolkit for Addressing Difficulties in Accessing Comparables Data for Transfer Pricing Analysis,” which is designed to assist developing countries in overcoming a lack of comparables data used in transfer pricing analysis. ... See More +

Working Paper 112221 JAN 23, 2017

Disclosed

The platform for collaboration on tax : Discussion draft : a toolkit for addressing difficulties in accessing comparables data for transfer pricing analyses (English)

This draft toolkit developed by the Platform for Collaboration on Tax – a joint initiative of the IMF, OECD, UN and World Bank Group – is designed to assist developing countries in navigating an important area of international tax policy: transfer pricing. ... See More +

Working Paper 112220 JAN 23, 2017

Disclosed

Getting the full picture on public officials : a how-to guide for effective financial disclosure (English)

Financial disclosure systems are a vital component of transparency. By now 161 countries around the world have introduced financial disclosure systems, becoming commonplace around the world. ... See More +

Publication 112302 JAN 13, 2017

Rossi,Ivana Maria; Pop,Laura; Berger,Tammar Disclosed

The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Chile (English)

This paper applies a comprehensive tax-benefit incidence analysis to estimate the distributional effects of fiscal policy in Chile in 2013. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7939 JAN 10, 2017

Martinez Aguilar,Sandra Natalia; Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Ortiz-Juarez,Eduardo; Del Carmen Hasbun,Giselle Eugenia Disclosed

Can tax incentives for electronic payments reduce the shadow economy? : Korea's attempt to reduce underreporting in retail businesses (English)

Increasing tax revenues by reducing the shadow economy has been a central goal of tax policy and administration in the Republic of Korea since the National Tax Service was established as an independent agency in 1966. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7936 JAN 09, 2017

Sung,Myung Jae; Awasthi,Rajul; Lee,Hyung Chul Disclosed

BM and FBOVESPA sustainability index and the responsible practices of Brazilian Corporations : issue brief (English)

BM and FBOVESPA, Latin America’s leading exchange in number of transactions and one of the world’s largest in market value, created the corporate sustainability index (ISE índice de sustentabilidade empresarial) in 2005 with financial support from the International Finance Corporation (IFC). ... See More +

Working Paper 111530 JAN 01, 2017

Vives,Antonio Portuguese Disclosed

The World Bank monthly operational summary (English)

The World Bank Monthly Operational Summary (MOS) reports on the status of projects in the World Bank’s pipeline from the time the operation is identified to the signing of the Loan, Credit, or Grant Agreement. ... See More +

Board Report 112516 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Toward a framework for assessing private vs public investment in infrastructure (English)

Significant additional resources from the private sector will be needed for infrastructure in emerging market countries if the Sustainable Development Goals are to be achieved. ... See More +

Brief 112689 JAN 01, 2017

Mapila,Kopo Gary; Mölders, Florian; Lauridsen,Morten Lykke Disclosed

Montenegro - Policy notes 2017 (English)

Montenegro and the World Bank Group (WBG) have jointly prepared a robust program of cooperation for the next four years. In the past 18 months, the World Bank Group has prepared the Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) for Montenegro, a comprehensive analytic report outlining challenges and opportunities that the country is facing on the road to sustained growth and prosperity, and the Country Partnership Framework (CPF), a document that sets out the goals and priorities for World Bank Group program in Montenegro for the next four years. ... See More +

Working Paper 112642 JAN 01, 2017

Bosnian Disclosed

India - Himachal Pradesh Public Financial Management Capacity Building Program Project (English)

Program Information Document PIDA103870 JAN 01, 2017

Bhambri,Sonia Disclosed

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Are tobacco taxes really regressive? : evidence from Chile (English)
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FEB 12, 2017 112786 Working Paper
India - Himachal Pradesh Public Financial Management Capacity Building Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social systems assessment (English)
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FEB 07, 2017 112710 Environmental Assessment
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Public Finances Development Policy Financing Project (English)
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FEB 07, 2017 112667 Program Information Document
Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 112753 Board Report
India - Amaravati Sustainable Capital City Development Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 SFG3009 Environmental Assessment
Pakistan - Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 SFG3015 Resettlement Plan
Pakistan - Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : پنرواس پالیسی فریم ورک (Urdu)
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FEB 01, 2017 SFG3015 Resettlement Plan
Congo, Democratic Republic of - Public Financial Management and Accountability Project : additional financing (English)
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JAN 24, 2017 PAD1928 Project Paper
China - GEF Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Project (English)
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JAN 24, 2017 ICR2116 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Long-term growth scenarios for Bangladesh (English)
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JAN 24, 2017 WPS7952 Policy Research Working Paper
The platform for cooperation on tax : Discussion draft : addressing the information gaps on prices of minerals sold in an intermediate form (English)
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JAN 23, 2017 112221 Working Paper
The platform for collaboration on tax : Discussion draft : a toolkit for addressing difficulties in accessing comparables data for transfer pricing analyses (English)
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JAN 23, 2017 112220 Working Paper
Getting the full picture on public officials : a how-to guide for effective financial disclosure (English)
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JAN 13, 2017 112302 Publication
The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Chile (English)
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JAN 10, 2017 WPS7939 Policy Research Working Paper
Can tax incentives for electronic payments reduce the shadow economy? : Korea's attempt to reduce underreporting in retail businesses (English)
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JAN 09, 2017 WPS7936 Policy Research Working Paper
BM and FBOVESPA sustainability index and the responsible practices of Brazilian Corporations : issue brief (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 111530 Working Paper Portuguese
The World Bank monthly operational summary (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112516 Board Report
Toward a framework for assessing private vs public investment in infrastructure (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112689 Brief
Montenegro - Policy notes 2017 (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112642 Working Paper Bosnian
India - Himachal Pradesh Public Financial Management Capacity Building Program Project (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 PIDA103870 Program Information Document