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Philippines monthly economic developments (February 2017) (English)

This newsletter about the monthly economic developments of Philippines include the following : (i) In 2016, the economy grew by 6.8 percent driven by accelerating capital formation and robust consumption; (ii)Manufacturing activities remained strong during 2016, but the Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index started to retreat; (iii) The Philippine stock exchange index recovered in January as the market gained confidence; (iv) The Philippine peso stabilized in January following a four-month period of volatile foreign exchange markets; (v) The 12-month average Consumer Price Index picked up further in January, to its highest level in over two years; (vi) The government's debt-to-GDP ratio decreased to 42.1 percent in 2016, continuing its downward trend over two years; (vii) The government's first package of tax reforms was submitted to Congress on January 18, 2017. ... See More +

Newsletter 112835 FEB 01, 2017

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Special economic zones, global value chains, and the degree of domestic linkages in the Dominican Republic (Spanish)

The Dominican Republic is often considered an example of the successful implementation of Special Economic Zones (henceforth SEZs) in the Western hemisphere. ... See More +

Working Paper 112878 FEB 01, 2017

Reyes,Jose Daniel; Eduardo Sanchez,Miguel; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph; Riaño,Alejandro; Defever,Fabrice Fernand; Engel,Jakob; Arenas,Guillermo Carlos; Ahdiyyih,Semira Sahar English Disclosed

Costing household surveys for monitoring progress toward ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity (English)

On October 15, 2015, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced the World Bank Group’s commitment to support the 78 poorest countries to implement a multi-topic household survey every three years between 2016 and 2030, for monitoring progress toward ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7951 JAN 24, 2017

Kilic,Talip; Serajuddin,Umar; Uematsu,Hiroki; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Philippines monthly economic developments (January 2017) (English)

This newsletter about the monthly economic developments of Philippines include the following : (i) The Philippine stock exchange index closed 2016 weaker than the previous year amidst increasing global and local market uncertainties; (ii) Manufacturing activities expanded in November but the growth momentum may have started to moderate; (iii) A large net outflow of funds pulled the November year-to-date Balance of Payments from surplus to a 0.2 US billion dollars deficit; (iv) Exports contracted following two months of growth while imports retained its strong expansion; (v) Despite rising inflationary pressure, the Central Bank did not change its key policy rates in December; (vi) The fiscal deficit widened in January-November as the government accelerated spending, outpacing revenue growth; and (vii) The 2016 unemployment rate dropped to a decade low as the country’s robust economic performance fueled strong job creation. ... See More +

Newsletter 112127 JAN 01, 2017

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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

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Poverty in a rising Africa : La pauvreté dans une Afrique en essor (French)

This report is the first of a two-part volume on poverty in Africa. This study documents the data challenges and revisits the core broad facts about poverty in Africa; the second report will explore ways to accelerate its reduction. ... See More +

Publication 103948 JAN 01, 2017

Beegle,Kathleen G.; Christiaensen,Luc; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Gaddis,Isis English Disclosed

Safeguarding against a reversal in social gains during the economic crisis in Brazil (Portuguese)

This note summarizes the findings of the analysis carried out regarding the poverty and inequality impacts of the ongoing economic crisis in Brazil in 2016 and 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 112896 JAN 01, 2017

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Nakamura,Shohei; Gukovas,Renata Mayer English Disclosed

Gabon - Statistical Development Project : environmental assessment : Termes de references recrutement d'un consultant pour élaboration d'un plan de gestion envionnementale et sociale (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG2784 DEC 21, 2016

Beidou,Abdoullahi Disclosed

Lao People's Democratic Republic - Poverty Reduction Fund Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 112438 DEC 19, 2016

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Mongolia - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY2013-2017 (English)

This Performance and Learning Review (PLR) takes stock of progress of the World Bank Group (WBG) Country Partnership Strategy (CPS; FY13-17) for Mongolia, discussed by the Board in April 2012. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 106796 DEC 16, 2016

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Iraq - Country partnership framework : information notice (English)

Information Notice 112628 DEC 06, 2016

Arabic Disclosed

Iraq - Country partnership framework : information notice (Arabic)

Information Notice 112628 DEC 06, 2016

English Disclosed

Moldova poverty assessment 2016 : a jobs diagnostic for Moldova - 10 key facts (English)

Moldova has experienced rapid growth and increases in living standards in the past decade. The economy has grown by an average 5 percent a year in the past 15 years, while the national poverty rate declined from 26 percent in 2007 to 11 percent in 2014; there are sharp declines observed in the early 2000s as well. ... See More +

Working Paper 112338 DEC 01, 2016

Merotto,Dino Leonardo; Weber,Michael; Aterido,Reyes; Scutaru,Adrian; De Padua,David Keith Santos; Saygin,Perihan Ozge; Petracco,Carly Kathleen; Dávalos, María Disclosed

Bhutan economic update (English)

Bhutan maintained solid macroeconomic performance in 2016. Large ongoing investments in hydropower projects, and supportive fiscal and monetary policy have contributed to the momentum in growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 112633 DEC 01, 2016

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Model and methods for estimating the number of people living in extreme poverty because of the direct impacts of natural disasters (English)

Natural disasters have an impact on poverty through many different channels -- economic growth, health, schooling, behaviors -- that are difficult to quantify. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7887 NOV 14, 2016

Rozenberg,Julie; Hallegatte,Stephane Disclosed

New rural access index : main determinants and correlation to poverty (English)

Transport connectivity is essential to sustain inclusive growth in developing countries, where many rural populations and businesses are still considered to be unconnected to the domestic, regional, or global market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7876 NOV 02, 2016

Iimi,Atsushi; Ahmed,A.K. Farhad; Anderson,Edward Charles; Diehl,Adam Stone; Maiyo,Laban; Peralta Quiros,Tatiana; Rao,Kulwinder Singh Disclosed

Burundi poverty assessment : Évaluation de la pauvreté au Burundi (French)

Since early 1990’s, Burundi underwent periods of repetitive socio-political tensions, characterized by violent conflicts within the population, positioning the country as a fragile State and one of poorest in the World. ... See More +

Working Paper 107047 NOV 01, 2016

Belghith,Nadia Belhaj Hassine; Bundervoet,Tom; Beko,Aurelien Serge; Tsimpo,Clarence English Disclosed

Special economic zones, global value chains, and the degree of domestic linkages in the Dominican Republic (English)

The Dominican Republic is often considered an example of the successful implementation of Special Economic Zones (henceforth SEZs) in the Western hemisphere. ... See More +

Working Paper 112878 NOV 01, 2016

Reyes,Jose Daniel; Eduardo Sanchez,Miguel; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph; Riaño,Alejandro; Defever,Fabrice Fernand; Engel,Jakob; Arenas,Guillermo Carlos; Ahdiyyih,Semira Sahar Spanish Disclosed

Liberia - Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation Project (English)

This program document proposes a Third Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation (PRSDPO-III) to the Republic of Liberia for SDR 28.7 million (US$40 million equivalent) in grants which includes US$8 million from the Crisis Response Window (CRW). ... See More +

Program Document 105163 OCT 21, 2016

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Armenia - Poverty reduction and shared prosperity : Հայաստան - Աղքատության նվազեցում եւ ընդհանուր բարեկեցության (Luhya,Armenian)

Economic growth translated into higher levels of consumption for all parts of the welfare distribution and lower poverty. Consumption growth for the bottom 40 was lower than for the total of the population. ... See More +

Working Paper 108742 OCT 04, 2016

Sinha,Nistha; Meyer,Moritz; Corral Rodas,Paul Andres; ErvynKhan, Kadeem; Tsirunyan,Sasun A. Disclosed

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Philippines monthly economic developments (February 2017) (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 112835 Newsletter
Special economic zones, global value chains, and the degree of domestic linkages in the Dominican Republic (Spanish)
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FEB 01, 2017 112878 Working Paper English
Costing household surveys for monitoring progress toward ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity (English)
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JAN 24, 2017 WPS7951 Policy Research Working Paper
Philippines monthly economic developments (January 2017) (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112127 Newsletter
The World Bank monthly operational summary (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112516 Board Report
Poverty in a rising Africa : La pauvreté dans une Afrique en essor (French)
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JAN 01, 2017 103948 Publication English
Safeguarding against a reversal in social gains during the economic crisis in Brazil (Portuguese)
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JAN 01, 2017 112896 Working Paper English
Gabon - Statistical Development Project : environmental assessment : Termes de references recrutement d'un consultant pour élaboration d'un plan de gestion envionnementale et sociale (French)
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DEC 21, 2016 SFG2784 Environmental Assessment
Lao People's Democratic Republic - Poverty Reduction Fund Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 19, 2016 112438 Procurement Plan
Mongolia - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY2013-2017 (English)
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DEC 16, 2016 106796 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Iraq - Country partnership framework : information notice (English)
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DEC 06, 2016 112628 Information Notice Arabic
Iraq - Country partnership framework : information notice (Arabic)
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DEC 06, 2016 112628 Information Notice English
Moldova poverty assessment 2016 : a jobs diagnostic for Moldova - 10 key facts (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 112338 Working Paper
Bhutan economic update (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 112633 Working Paper
Model and methods for estimating the number of people living in extreme poverty because of the direct impacts of natural disasters (English)
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NOV 14, 2016 WPS7887 Policy Research Working Paper
New rural access index : main determinants and correlation to poverty (English)
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NOV 02, 2016 WPS7876 Policy Research Working Paper
Burundi poverty assessment : Évaluation de la pauvreté au Burundi (French)
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NOV 01, 2016 107047 Working Paper English
Special economic zones, global value chains, and the degree of domestic linkages in the Dominican Republic (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 112878 Working Paper Spanish
Liberia - Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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OCT 21, 2016 105163 Program Document
Armenia - Poverty reduction and shared prosperity : Հայաստան - Աղքատության նվազեցում եւ ընդհանուր բարեկեցության (Luhya,Armenian)
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OCT 04, 2016 108742 Working Paper