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Aging, trade, and migration (English)

This study considers the role of demand-driven changes arising from population aging and how they affect the pattern of international trade as well as trade and immigration policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7740 JUN 30, 2016

Chisik,Richard Asher; Onder,Harun; Qirjo,Dhimitri Disclosed

Euro currency risk and the geography of debt flows to peripheral European monetary union members (English)

The pattern of debt flows to peripheral European Monetary Union members seems puzzling: they are mostly indirect and channeled through the large countries of the European Monetary Union. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7738 JUN 30, 2016

Ersal-Kiziler,Eylem; Nguyen,Ha Minh Disclosed

The development impact of financial regulation: evidence from Ethiopia and antebellum USA (English)

In absence of deposit insurance, underdeveloped financial systems can exhibit a coordination failure between banks, unable to commit on safe asset holding, and depositors, anticipating low deposit repayment in bad states. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7734 JUN 28, 2016

Limodio,Nicola; Strobbe,Francesco Disclosed

Financial regulation and government revenue : the effects of a policy change in Ethiopia (English)

Financial regulation affects government revenue whenever it imposes both the mandatory quantity and price of government bonds. This paper studies a banking regulation adopted by the National Bank of Ethiopia in April 2011, which forces all private banks to purchase a fixed negative-yield government bond in proportion to private sector lending. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7733 JUN 28, 2016

Limodio,Nicola; Strobbe,Francesco Disclosed

Poverty and policy selectivity of World Bank trust funds (English)

Over the past decade, donors of foreign aid quadrupled their annual contributions to trust funds at the World Bank. This earmarking of contributions to donors' preferred recipient countries and issues has raised concerns about the alignment of trust funds with the performance-based allocations of aid by the International Development Association, the World Bank's concessional lending arm, and raises the question of the role of this new "multi-bi" aid channel. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7731 JUN 28, 2016

Eichenauer,Vera; Knack,Stephen Disclosed

Philippines - Public financial management and accountability assessment report : PFM strategy implementation support (English)

This Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) performance assessment report evaluates the seven core pillars of the public financial management (PFM) system of the Government of the Philippines (Government) as set out in the summary assessment below. ... See More +

Working Paper 105753 JUN 28, 2016

Rashid,Saeeda Sabah Disclosed

India - Rajasthan Agricultural Competitiveness Project : restructuring and additional financing (English)

The development objective of the Rajasthan Agricultural Competitiveness Project for India is to establish, at scale, the feasibility of a distinct agricultural development approach that helps farmers to get more rupees per unit of water, in compensation for using fewer units of water by integrating water management and agricultural technology, farmer organizations, and market innovations in selected locations across the ten agro-ecological zones of Rajasthan capable of sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and farmer incomes. ... See More +

Project Paper RES15354 JUN 28, 2016

Pathy,Manivannan Disclosed

Colombia - Rio Bogota Environmental Recuperation and Flood Control Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Rio Bogota Environmental Recuperation and Flood Control Project for Colombia is to assist the Borrower to transform the Rio Bogota River into an environmental asset for the Bogotá Distrito Capital metropolitan region by improving water quality, reducing flood risks, and creating multi-functional areas along the river. ... See More +

Project Paper RES23610 JUN 28, 2016

Neira Zavala,Alejandro Disclosed

Assessing Africa's policies and institutions : 2015 CPIA results for Africa (English)

CPIA Africa is an annual report that describes the progress Sub-Saharan African countries are making on strengthening the quality of their policies and institutions. ... See More +

Annual Report 106632 JUN 27, 2016

French Disclosed

Roads and rural development in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper assesses the relation between access to markets and cultivated land in Sub-Saharan Africa. Making use of a geo-referenced panel over three decades (1970-2005) during which the road network was significantly improved, the analysis finds a modest but significant positive association between increased market accessibility and local cropland expansion. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7729 JUN 27, 2016

Berg,Claudia N.; Blankespoor,Brian; Selod,Harris Disclosed

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 648 : transfer from surplus to replenish the trust fund for Gaza and West Bank (English)

On June 24, 2016, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors adopted resolution number six hundred and forty-eight. ... See More +

Board Report 106631 JUN 24, 2016

Disclosed

Africa - Hydropower and Energy Infrastructure Development Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSC14745 JUN 24, 2016

Sanchez,Pedro E. Disclosed

Moldova - Local Roads Improvement Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 106608 JUN 24, 2016

Disclosed

Philippines - Review of the social security system : considerations for strengthening sustainability and coverage (English)

This report was prepared at the request of the Philippines Social Security System (SSS) to analyze key challenges and propose reform options to improve the sustainability and expand the coverage of old age income protection for private sector workers. ... See More +

Working Paper 106597 JUN 23, 2016

Razat,Maya Disclosed

Turkey - Long Term Export Finance Project (English)

The development objective of Long Term Export Finance Project for Turkey is to improve access to longer term finance for export oriented small, medium and large enterprises.This project has two components. 1) The first component, Eximbank will on-lend funds through Project Financial Intermediaries (PFIs) to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Large Enterprises (LEs), Eximbank will select PFIs according to criteria agreed upon with the World Bank, and subject to the no objection of the World Bank. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1640 JUN 23, 2016

Disclosed

Russian Federation - Preservation and Promotion of Cultural Heritage Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 106583 JUN 23, 2016

Disclosed

Lebanon - Cultural Heritage and Urban Development Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 106584 JUN 23, 2016

Disclosed

Do fiscal multipliers depend on fiscal positions ? (English)

This paper analyzes the relationship between fiscal multipliers and fiscal positions of governments using an Interactive Panel Vector Auto Regression model and a large data-set of advanced and developing economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7724 JUN 22, 2016

Huidrom,Raju; Kose,Ayhan; Lim,Jamus Jerome; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte Disclosed

Challenges of fiscal policy in emerging and developing economies (English)

This paper presents a systematic analysis of the availability and use of fiscal space in emerging and developing economies. These economies built fiscal space in the run-up to the Great Recession of 2008-09, which was then used for stimulus. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7725 JUN 22, 2016

Huidrom,Raju; Kose,Ayhan; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte Disclosed

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Aging, trade, and migration (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 WPS7740 Policy Research Working Paper
Euro currency risk and the geography of debt flows to peripheral European monetary union members (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 WPS7738 Policy Research Working Paper
The development impact of financial regulation: evidence from Ethiopia and antebellum USA (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 WPS7734 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial regulation and government revenue : the effects of a policy change in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 WPS7733 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty and policy selectivity of World Bank trust funds (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 WPS7731 Policy Research Working Paper
Philippines - Public financial management and accountability assessment report : PFM strategy implementation support (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 105753 Working Paper
India - Rajasthan Agricultural Competitiveness Project : restructuring and additional financing (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 RES15354 Project Paper
Colombia - Rio Bogota Environmental Recuperation and Flood Control Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 RES23610 Project Paper
Assessing Africa's policies and institutions : 2015 CPIA results for Africa (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 106632 Annual Report French
Roads and rural development in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 WPS7729 Policy Research Working Paper
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 648 : transfer from surplus to replenish the trust fund for Gaza and West Bank (English)
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JUN 24, 2016 106631 Board Report
Africa - Hydropower and Energy Infrastructure Development Project (English)
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JUN 24, 2016 ISDSC14745 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Moldova - Local Roads Improvement Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUN 24, 2016 106608 Procurement Plan
Philippines - Review of the social security system : considerations for strengthening sustainability and coverage (English)
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JUN 23, 2016 106597 Working Paper
Turkey - Long Term Export Finance Project (English)
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JUN 23, 2016 PAD1640 Project Appraisal Document
Russian Federation - Preservation and Promotion of Cultural Heritage Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUN 23, 2016 106583 Procurement Plan
Lebanon - Cultural Heritage and Urban Development Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUN 23, 2016 106584 Procurement Plan
Minutes of meeting of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA, the Board of Directors of IFC and the Board of Directors of MIGA held on June 23, 2016 (English)
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JUN 23, 2016 106659 Minutes
Do fiscal multipliers depend on fiscal positions ? (English)
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JUN 22, 2016 WPS7724 Policy Research Working Paper
Challenges of fiscal policy in emerging and developing economies (English)
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JUN 22, 2016 WPS7725 Policy Research Working Paper