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Seychelles-Sustaining Reforms for Inclusive Growth (English)

Project Information Document AB7712 MAR 25, 2015

Gambia, The-GM - Second Economic Governance Reform Grant (English)

Project Information Document AB7711 MAR 25, 2015

Advanced-country policies and emerging-market currencies : the impact of U.S. tapering on India's Rupee (English)

The global financial crisis and its aftermath have triggered extraordinary policy responses in advanced countries. The impacts of these policy responses—from asset price bubbles to currency depreciations—have often been felt in the developing world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7219 MAR 23, 2015

Ikeda,Yuki; Medvedev,Denis; Rama,Martin G.

Somalia-ICT Sector Support in Somalia (English)

Project Information Document AB7431 MAR 16, 2015

Income shocks and conflict : evidence from Nigeria (English)

This paper extends the micro evidence on the impact of income shocks on civil conflict using data across Nigerian states over the past decade. The paper uses an innovative empirical strategy matching household survey, oil production, and domestic and international price data to capture three separate channels linking income changes to conflict. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7213 MAR 11, 2015

Abidoye,Babatunde Oluwakayode; Cali,Massimiliano

Fiji - Country Engagement Note and Transport Infrastructure Investment Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 94950 MAR 11, 2015

Economic implications of a potential free trade agreement between India and the United States (English)

This paper explores the economic implications of a potential free trade agreement between India and the United States. A series of simulations is conducted assuming 100 percent ad valorem equivalent tariff cuts for goods and 50 percent cuts for services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7212 MAR 10, 2015

Fukase,Emiko; Martin,William J.

Economic shocks and subjective well-being : evidence from a quasi-experiment (English)

This article examines how economic shocks affect individual well-being in developing countries. Using the case of a sudden and unanticipated currency devaluation in Botswana as a quasi-experiment, the article examines how this monetary shock affects individuals' evaluations of well-being. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7209 MAR 10, 2015

Hariri,Jacob Gerner; Bjørnskov,Christian; Justesen,Mogens K.

Fiscal policy issues in the aging societies (English)

Aging may be one of the most far-reaching processes defining the economic, fiscal, and social changes societies are likely to experience over the next 40 years. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 95266 MAR 09, 2015

Bogetic, Zeljko; Onder, Harun; Onal, Anil; Skrok, Emilia; Schwartz, Anita; Winkler, Hernan

Vietnam - Financial Sector Modernization and Information Management System Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 94707 MAR 03, 2015

Trade reform and regional dynamics : evidence from 25 years of Brazilian matched employer-employee data (English)

This paper empirically studies the dynamics of labor market adjustment following the Brazilian trade reform of the 1990s. The paper uses variation in industry-specific tariff cuts interacted with initial regional industry mix to measure trade-induced local labor demand shocks and examines regional and individual labor market responses to those one-time shocks over two decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7205 MAR 02, 2015

Dix Carneiro,Rafael; Kovak,Brian K.

Emergency hand loan : a product design case study (English)

The poor and other underserved populations in developing countries have unique financial service’s needs. However, there is often a mismatch between what financial institutions offer and what underserved populations need or want. ... See More +

Working Paper 94793 MAR 01, 2015

Tantia, Piyush; Comings, Tyler

Kilmo Salama : index based agriculture insurance - a product design case study (English)

Farming is a mainstay of the Kenyan economy, representing three quarters of employment in the country. Nearly half of all farming output in the country is for subsistence purposes1. ... See More +

Working Paper 94794 MAR 01, 2015

Tantia, Piyush; Comings, Tyler

Commitment savings accounts in Malawi : a product design case study (English)

Malawi‘s economy is heavily dependent on agriculture, especially tobacco, which comprises a majority of the country‘s exports. Tobacco farmers have one harvest a year, and while their income stream occurs over several months it must last them for the entire year, making it difficult to smooth consumption throughout the year. ... See More +

Working Paper 94795 MAR 01, 2015

Tantia, Piyush; Comings, Tyler

WING mobile payments : a product design case study (English)

Economists have long known that financial services have benefits for users by allowing them to smooth consumption, save for bulky purchases, etc. ... See More +

Working Paper 94796 MAR 01, 2015

Datta, Saugato; Tantia, Piyush; Comings, Tyler

China and Africa: - Expanding economic ties in an evolving global context (English)

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has averaged roughly 5 percent per year over the past decade, improving living standards and bolstering human development indicators across the continent. ... See More +

Working Paper 95161 MAR 01, 2015

Pigato, Miria; Tang, Wenxia

How should donors respond to resource windfalls in poor countries? (English)

Natural resources are being discovered in more countries, both rich and poor. Many of the new and aspiring resource exporters are low-income countries that are still receiving substantial levels of foreign aid. ... See More +

Brief 95263 MAR 01, 2015

Dobronogov, Anton; Gelb, Alan; Saldanha, Fernando Brant

Maize price volatility : does market remoteness matter ? (English)

This paper addresses the role of market remoteness in explaining maize price volatility in Burkina Faso. A model of price formation is introduced to demonstrate formally that transport costs between urban and rural markets exacerbate maize price volatility. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7202 FEB 25, 2015

Moctar,Ndiaye; d’Hôtel Elodie,Maitre; Tristan,Le Cotty

Poland-Poland Growth and Resilience DPL2 (English)

Project Information Document AB7709 FEB 25, 2015

Executive Directors' strategic engagements : work program (English)

This is the Executive Directors’ Strategic Engagements Work Program and papers to be circulated from March 2015. Included in the report are checklists of action items. ... See More +

Board Report 94565 FEB 23, 2015

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Seychelles-Sustaining Reforms for Inclusive Growth (English)
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MAR 25, 2015 AB7712 Project Information Document
Gambia, The-GM - Second Economic Governance Reform Grant (English)
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MAR 25, 2015 AB7711 Project Information Document
Advanced-country policies and emerging-market currencies : the impact of U.S. tapering on India's Rupee (English)
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MAR 23, 2015 WPS7219 Policy Research Working Paper
Somalia-ICT Sector Support in Somalia (English)
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MAR 16, 2015 AB7431 Project Information Document
Income shocks and conflict : evidence from Nigeria (English)
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MAR 11, 2015 WPS7213 Policy Research Working Paper
Fiji - Country Engagement Note and Transport Infrastructure Investment Project : chair summary (English)
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MAR 11, 2015 94950 Board Summary
Economic implications of a potential free trade agreement between India and the United States (English)
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MAR 10, 2015 WPS7212 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic shocks and subjective well-being : evidence from a quasi-experiment (English)
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MAR 10, 2015 WPS7209 Policy Research Working Paper
Fiscal policy issues in the aging societies (English)
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MAR 09, 2015 95266 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Vietnam - Financial Sector Modernization and Information Management System Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 03, 2015 94707 Procurement Plan
Trade reform and regional dynamics : evidence from 25 years of Brazilian matched employer-employee data (English)
See More +
MAR 02, 2015 WPS7205 Policy Research Working Paper
Emergency hand loan : a product design case study (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2015 94793 Working Paper
Kilmo Salama : index based agriculture insurance - a product design case study (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2015 94794 Working Paper
Commitment savings accounts in Malawi : a product design case study (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94795 Working Paper
WING mobile payments : a product design case study (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94796 Working Paper
China and Africa: - Expanding economic ties in an evolving global context (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95161 Working Paper
How should donors respond to resource windfalls in poor countries? (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95263 Brief
Maize price volatility : does market remoteness matter ? (English)
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FEB 25, 2015 WPS7202 Policy Research Working Paper
Poland-Poland Growth and Resilience DPL2 (English)
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FEB 25, 2015 AB7709 Project Information Document
Executive Directors' strategic engagements : work program (English)
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FEB 23, 2015 94565 Board Report