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Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors resolution ; no. 103 : financial statements and the report of the independent accountants (English)

On October 13, 2017, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors adopted resolution number one hundred and three. It was resolved that the Council of Governors of the Agency considers the Financial Statements, and the Report of Independent Accountants included in the 2017 Annual Report, as fulfilling the requirements of Article 29 of the MIGA Convention and of Section 16(b) of the By-Laws of the Agency. ... See More +

Board Report 120443 OCT 13, 2017

Disclosed

Sahel Refugees : human face of a regional crisis (English)

The present volume is devoted to sounding the alarm about one of the most dramatic faces of the regional crisis: the refugees in the Sahel, with a special focus on Chad and Niger. ... See More +

Working Paper 120410 OCT 12, 2017

López-Calix, José; Lemiere,Christophe; Rogy,Michel; Jourdan,Emilie Sandrine Celine; Niebuhr, Mona Louise; Hoogeveen,Johannes G.; Razafimandimby,Luc; Sanoh,Aly; Béguy, Olivier; Zafar,Ali; Batana,Yele Maweki; Kitzmuller,Markus; Mijiyawa,Abdoul Ganiou; Nshimiyimana,Marcel; Touqeer,Irum; Sanchez,Susana M.; Skrok,Emilia; Moller,Lars Christian; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Zampaglione,Giuseppe; Migraine,Jean Baptiste; Walbani,Boubacar Sidiki; Ridolfi,Paola; Hamaide,Michael; Nankobogo,Francois; Bakayoko,Siaka; Radji,Rachidi B. Disclosed

Philippines - Lessons learned from Yolanda : an assessment of the post-Yolanda shortand medium-term recovery and rehabilitation interventions of the Government (English)

The Philippines is increasingly exposed and vulnerable to natural hazards, which undermines poverty reduction and long-term growth. Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), which struck the Philippines in 2013, is considered the strongest typhoo ... See More +

Policy Note 120393 OCT 11, 2017

000486615:Lesley Jeanne Yu Cordero:lcordero@worl; dbank.org;000425592:Mari Anne DL. Trillana:mtril; lana@worldbank.org; Disclosed

The economics of tobacco taxation and employment in Indonesia (English)

The objective of this report is to analyze the recent employment trends in the Indonesian tobacco industry and estimate the potential effects of raising cigarette taxes on employment in the tobacco manufacturing sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 120352 OCT 10, 2017

Sahadewo,Gumilang Aryo; Iglesias,Roberto Magno; Araujo,Edson Correia; Nargis,Nigar; Harimurti,Pandu; Drope,Jeffrey; Li,Qing; Durazo,Josefine; Witoelar,Firman; Sikoki,Bondan Supraptilah Disclosed

Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) fiscal year 2017 : annual update (English)

The World Bank Group has long been a champion of the anti-corruption agenda. Corruption is tantamount to stealing from the poor, and anti-corruption efforts are critical for sustainable development. ... See More +

Board Report 120445 OCT 10, 2017

Disclosed

Municipal pooled financing of infrastructure in the United States : experience and lessons (English)

Despite a world awash with liquidity, large infrastructure supply gaps exist across developing and emerging markets. Infrastructure has been largely decentralized to subnational governments in many countries, and many policymakers are keenly interested in developing subnational bond markets to give subnational governments access to private financing for infrastructure. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8212 OCT 09, 2017

Liu,Lili; De Angelis,Michael A.; Torbert,Sally M. Disclosed

The economics of tobacco farming in Indonesia (English)

This report aims to contribute to the policy debate over the reform of the Indonesian tobacco excise tax system by reporting results of a nationally representative survey of and focus group discussion with smallholder tobacco farmers that examine their livelihoods and how tobacco tax reform may affect these households. ... See More +

Working Paper 120307 OCT 06, 2017

Drope,Jeffrey; Li,Qing; Araujo,Edson Correia; Harimurti,Pandu; Sahadewo,Gumilang Aryo; Nargis,Nigar; Durazo,Josefine; Witoelar,Firman; Sikoki,Bondan Supraptilah Disclosed

IDA country allocations for FY17 (English)

The IDA16 replenishment arrangements provide that IDA country allocations be made available for information to IDA’s Executive Directors and disclosed on the IDA’s external website at the end of each fiscal year of the IDA16 implementation period. ... See More +

Board Report 120455 OCT 04, 2017

Disclosed

Oil discovery and macroeconomic management : the recent Ghanaian experience (English)

This paper analyses the evolution of fiscal and monetary variables in Ghana, from the discovery of oil in 2007 through to 2014. It documents the deterioration of fiscal and monetary discipline over this period, which resulted in a rebound of debt, a deterioration of the external balance, and a decrease in public investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8209 OCT 03, 2017

Bawumia,Mahamudu; Halland,Havard Disclosed

East Asia and Pacific - Economic update, October 2017: Balancing act (English)

Developing East Asia and the Pacific has continued to perform well in the first half of 2017. The region grew more rapidly than almost all other developing regions. ... See More +

Publication 120158 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (English)

Afghanistan's biggest economic challenge is finding sustainable sources of growth. To date, the World Bank has committed more than $3.73 billion for development projects. ... See More +

Newsletter 120366 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Sri Lanka - country snapshot (English)

Sri Lanka's economic performance remained broadly satisfactory in 2016 and early 2017 although recent floods and droughts adversely affected macroeconomic performance. ... See More +

Working Paper 120478 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Regressive or progressive? : the effect of tobacco taxes in Ukraine (English)

Tobacco taxes are usually considered regressive as the poorest individuals allocate larger shares of their budget towards the purchase of tobacco related products. ... See More +

Working Paper 120205 SEP 27, 2017

Fuchs,Alan; Meneses,Francisco Jalles Disclosed

FY18 World Bank budget (English)

This document, which supports the key engagement with Executive Directors in this year’s strategic planning and budget discussions, presents the FY18 World Bank Budget for Board approval. ... See More +

Board Report 120161 SEP 25, 2017

Disclosed

The distributional impact of taxes and social spending in Croatia (English)

This paper describes the impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty, and examines recent policy changes and whether there is room for an increased role for fiscal policy in improving the well-being of the poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8203 SEP 21, 2017

Inchauste Comboni,Maria Gabriela; Rubil,Ivica Disclosed

Board standing committees membership : term of membership - November 1, 2016 thru October 31, 2018 (English)

Board Report 119718 SEP 11, 2017

Disclosed

Kazakhstan - Tax Administration Reform Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Tax Administration Reform Project is to reform and strengthen the tax administration to improve the level of voluntary compliance, enhance effectiveness to fight tax evasion, increase administrative efficiency, and reduce the potential for corruption. ... See More +

Project Paper RES29270 SEP 07, 2017

Burunciuc,Lilia Disclosed

When is the government transfer multiplier large ? (English)

Transfers to individuals were a larger part of the 2009 U.S. stimulus package than government purchases. Using a two-agent New Keynesian model, this paper shows analytically that the multiplier on targeted transfers to financially constrained households is (i) larger than the purchase multiplier if the zero lower bound (ZLB) binds, and (ii) is more sensitive to the degree of monetary accommodation of inflation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8184 SEP 06, 2017

Giambattista,Eric; Pennings,Steven Michael Disclosed

Philippines monthly economic developments : September 2017 (English)

The Philippines Stock Exchange index (PSEi) slightly weakened in August. The PSEi contracted by 0.7 percent month-on month, closing at 7,958 in August which was largely the result of seasonal factors. ... See More +

Newsletter 119767 SEP 01, 2017

Disclosed

2017 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Index (English)

This World Bank GRI Index 2017 provides an overview of sustainability considerations within the World Bank’s lending and analytical services as well as its corporate activities. ... See More +

Working Paper 120154 SEP 01, 2017

Disclosed

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Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors resolution ; no. 103 : financial statements and the report of the independent accountants (English)
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OCT 13, 2017 120443 Board Report
Sahel Refugees : human face of a regional crisis (English)
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OCT 12, 2017 120410 Working Paper
Philippines - Lessons learned from Yolanda : an assessment of the post-Yolanda shortand medium-term recovery and rehabilitation interventions of the Government (English)
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OCT 11, 2017 120393 Policy Note
The economics of tobacco taxation and employment in Indonesia (English)
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OCT 10, 2017 120352 Working Paper
Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) fiscal year 2017 : annual update (English)
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OCT 10, 2017 120445 Board Report
Municipal pooled financing of infrastructure in the United States : experience and lessons (English)
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OCT 09, 2017 WPS8212 Policy Research Working Paper
The economics of tobacco farming in Indonesia (English)
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OCT 06, 2017 120307 Working Paper
IDA country allocations for FY17 (English)
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OCT 04, 2017 120455 Board Report
Oil discovery and macroeconomic management : the recent Ghanaian experience (English)
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OCT 03, 2017 WPS8209 Policy Research Working Paper
East Asia and Pacific - Economic update, October 2017: Balancing act (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120158 Publication
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120366 Newsletter
Sri Lanka - country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120478 Working Paper
Regressive or progressive? : the effect of tobacco taxes in Ukraine (English)
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SEP 27, 2017 120205 Working Paper
FY18 World Bank budget (English)
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SEP 25, 2017 120161 Board Report
The distributional impact of taxes and social spending in Croatia (English)
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SEP 21, 2017 WPS8203 Policy Research Working Paper
Board standing committees membership : term of membership - November 1, 2016 thru October 31, 2018 (English)
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SEP 11, 2017 119718 Board Report
Kazakhstan - Tax Administration Reform Project : restructuring (English)
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SEP 07, 2017 RES29270 Project Paper
When is the government transfer multiplier large ? (English)
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SEP 06, 2017 WPS8184 Policy Research Working Paper
Philippines monthly economic developments : September 2017 (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 119767 Newsletter
2017 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Index (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 120154 Working Paper