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Accessing new financial markets and improving borrowing terms in Serbia (English)

After transition-related declines in Gross Domestic Product, or GDP and armed conflict in the 1990s, Serbia has restored macroeconomic stability in the last decade and achieved high growth. ... See More +

Brief 81165 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

Customizing the debt repayment schedule to improve fiscal sustainability in Brazil (English)

Rio Grande do Sul (RGS) is the fourth largest state economy in Brazil; fifth largest in population. Despite its relatively favorable social and economic position in the country, continuous fiscal deficits and excessive indebtedness were hampering the state's ability to promote economic growth. ... See More +

Brief 81174 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

Facilitating catastrophe risk transfer (English)

The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) was established in 2007 with the support of the World Bank, the Government of Japan and other donors. ... See More +

Brief 93909 AUG 25, 2016

Navarro-Martin,Miguel; Bennett,Michael S. Disclosed

Alleviating funding pressures and debt roll-over risks in Albania : case study (English)

The 2008 global financial crisis and the subsequent Eurozone crisis considerably slowed the growth and poverty reduction momentum in Albania. Government financing needs in 2015 were very high. ... See More +

Brief 106016 AUG 25, 2016

Navarro-Martin,Miguel Disclosed

Insuring against natural disaster risk in Mexico (English)

Mexico is vulnerable to a number of natural hazards, including hurricanes, large earthquakes, floods, and volcanic eruptions. In 1985, two earthquakes of magnitudes 8.0 and 7.5, respectively, killed more than 10,000 people and destroyed 100,000 housing units in the country. ... See More +

Brief 81172 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

Helping Morocco mitigate currency risk on liabilities owed to a third party (English)

Morocco has made significant economic headway since the 1990s, averaging 4.9 percent of growth over 2001-2011. The unemployment rate declined from 12.3 percent in 2000 to 8.9 percent in 2011. ... See More +

Brief 81180 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

Local currency financing in Uruguay (English)

Uruguay has made substantial progress in achieving macroeconomic stability since the economic crisis of 2002. As it consolidated its macroeconomic stability, the main challenge for the country was to transition to sustained growth by improving its business climate and setting the conditions for private sector-led growth. ... See More +

Brief 81177 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

Accessing local currency financing and risk management tools at the sub-national level in Mexico (English)

Mexico's federal mortgage corporation, Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal (SHF), grants loans and guarantees to mortgage intermediaries in Mexico. ... See More +

Brief 81175 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

A geo-economy of risks and reward (English,Arabic,French)

The geo-economy presents Lebanon with challenges associated with being a nexus for regional fault lines and risks from its dependence on capital inflows. ... See More +

Working Paper 105995 JUL 01, 2016

Harake,Wissam; Matta,Samer Naji; Hasna,Zeina Disclosed

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

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

Is inequality underestimated in Egypt ? evidence from house prices (English)

Household income surveys often fail to capture top incomes which leads to an underestimation of income inequality. A popular solution is to combine the household survey with data from income tax records, which has been found to result in significant upward corrections of inequality estimates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7727 JUN 22, 2016

Van Der Weide,Roy; Lakner,Christoph; Ianchovichina,Elena 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

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

Financial systems, growth, and volatility : searching for the perfect fit (English)

This paper builds on recent research examining the impact of finance on growth, looking at the effect of the financial system on volatility in gross domestic product per capita and consumption per capita growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7723 JUN 21, 2016

Islam,Roumeen Disclosed

The Nexus of financial inclusion and financial stability : a study of trade-offs and synergies (English)

Policy makers and regulators have devoted much effort to reforms aimed at improving financial stability in response to lessons from the 2007-09 crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7722 JUN 21, 2016

Cihak,Martin; Mare,Davide Salvatore; Melecky,Martin Disclosed

IFC Strategy & Business Outlook FY17-19 : responding to economic volatility (English)

This document has now been redacted for public disclosure in accordance with International Finance Corporation's (IFC) 2012 Access to Information Policy, following discussion by IFC’s Board on May 5, 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 106493 JUN 20, 2016

Disclosed

Inflation targeting and exchange rate volatility in emerging markets (English)

The paper investigates the relevance of the exchange rate on the reaction function of the central banks of 24 emerging market economies for the period 2000Q1 to 2015Q2. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7712 JUN 20, 2016

Cabral,Rene; Carneiro,Francisco Galrao; Mollick,Andre Varella Disclosed

Openness, specialization, and the external vulnerability of developing countries (English)

Deepening real and financial integration of developing countries into the world economy has prompted renewed interest in the contribution of external shocks to their macroeconomic fluctuations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7711 JUN 20, 2016

Barrot Araya,Luis Diego; Calderon,Cesar; Serven,Luis Disclosed

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Accessing new financial markets and improving borrowing terms in Serbia (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 81165 Brief
Customizing the debt repayment schedule to improve fiscal sustainability in Brazil (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 81174 Brief
Facilitating catastrophe risk transfer (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 93909 Brief
Alleviating funding pressures and debt roll-over risks in Albania : case study (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 106016 Brief
Insuring against natural disaster risk in Mexico (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 81172 Brief
Helping Morocco mitigate currency risk on liabilities owed to a third party (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 81180 Brief
Local currency financing in Uruguay (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 81177 Brief
Accessing local currency financing and risk management tools at the sub-national level in Mexico (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 81175 Brief
A geo-economy of risks and reward (English,Arabic,French)
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JUL 01, 2016 105995 Working Paper
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
Philippines - Review of the social security system : considerations for strengthening sustainability and coverage (English)
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JUN 23, 2016 106597 Working Paper
Is inequality underestimated in Egypt ? evidence from house prices (English)
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JUN 22, 2016 WPS7727 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
Do fiscal multipliers depend on fiscal positions ? (English)
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JUN 22, 2016 WPS7724 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial systems, growth, and volatility : searching for the perfect fit (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7723 Policy Research Working Paper
The Nexus of financial inclusion and financial stability : a study of trade-offs and synergies (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7722 Policy Research Working Paper
IFC Strategy & Business Outlook FY17-19 : responding to economic volatility (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 106493 Board Report
Inflation targeting and exchange rate volatility in emerging markets (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7712 Policy Research Working Paper
Openness, specialization, and the external vulnerability of developing countries (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7711 Policy Research Working Paper