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Business practices in small firms in developing countries (English)

Management has a large effect on the productivity of large firms. But does management matter in micro and small firms, where the majority of the labor force in developing countries works? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7405 AUG 27, 2015

Mckenzie,David J.; Woodruff,Christopher M.

The middle-income trap turns ten (English)

Since we introduced the term “middle-income trap” in 2006, it has become popular among policy makers and researchers. In May 2015, a search of Google Scholar returned more than 3,000 articles including the term and about 300 articles with the term in the title. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7403 AUG 26, 2015

Gill,Indermit S.; Kharas,Homi

Iraq - First Fiscal Stabilization and Inclusive Growth Programmatic Development Policy Loan Project (English)

Program Information Document AB7758 AUG 21, 2015

Arabic

Preferences, purchasing power parity, and inequality : analytical framework, propositions, and empirical evidence (English)

This paper makes analytical, methodological and empirical contributions to the literature on purchasing power parity. Purchasing power parities are required in a host of cross-country welfare comparisons, such as poverty rates and gross domestic product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7395 AUG 18, 2015

Majumder,Amita; Ray,Ranjan; Santra,Sattwik

Seychelles - Sustaining Reforms for Inclusive Growth Project (English)

Program Information Document 98882 AUG 13, 2015

Should Latin America save more to grow faster ? (English)

Latin America’s historically low saving rates and sub-par growth performance raise the question of whether the region should save more to grow faster. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7386 AUG 06, 2015

De La Torre,Augusto; Ize,Alain

Distributional impacts of energy cross-subsidization in transition economies : evidence from Belarus (English)

Subsidies and cross-subsidies in the energy sector are common throughout Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In Belarus, revenues from an industrial tariff on electricity are used to cross-subsidize heating for households. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7385 AUG 06, 2015

Grainger,Corbett Alden; Zhang,Fan; Schreiber,Andrew William

Montenegro - Macro monitoring report Q3 2015 (English)

Brief 98768 AUG 01, 2015

Central African Republic - Country engagement note : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 98712 JUL 30, 2015

Ukraine - Second Development Policy Loan Program (English)

Program Document 95279 JUL 30, 2015

Diversification, growth, and volatility in Asia (English)

Economic development critically involves diversification and structural transformation—that is, the continued, dynamic reallocation of resources from less productive to more productive sectors and activities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7380 JUL 28, 2015

Papageorgiou,Chris; Spatafora,Nikola L.; Wang,Ke

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: high income economies; and developing economies in Latin America and the Caribbean. ... See More +

Newsletter 98995 JUL 28, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: high income economies; and developing economies in Latin America and the Caribbean. ... See More +

Newsletter 98994 JUL 27, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat

Enabling sustainable growth : IFC’s FY16 budget (English)

International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Fiscal Year 2016 Budget paper presents its operationaldelivery framework to meet private sector Client demand and best position our human resource andfinancial capital toward achieving the WBG twin goals. ... See More +

Board Report 98439 JUL 25, 2015

Impacts on poverty of removing fuel import subsidies in Nigeria (English)

The petroleum sector contributes substantially to the Nigerian economy; however, the potential benefits are diminished because of the existence of significant subsidies on imports of petroleum products. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7376 JUL 24, 2015

Siddig,Khalid; Minor,Peter J.; Grethe,Harald; Aguiar,Angel; Walmsley,Terrie Louise

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: high income economies; and developing economies in East Asia, Pacific, Latin America, and the Caribbean. ... See More +

Newsletter 98993 JUL 24, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: Greece re-opened banks and made some payments to international creditors, while its Parliament approved a second round of reforms; Eurozone purchasing managers’ index (PMI) fell more than expected in July; U.S. existing home sales jumped to highest level in over eight years, while initial jobless claims fell to a 42-year low; China flash manufacturing PMI fell noticeably in July; commodity prices expected to remain weak in 2015 despite a slight rebound in oil price; Some of the effects of negative rates are qualitatively analogous to those of very low but non-negative rates; that said, negative nominal interest rates may have undesirable side effects on financial stability, such as the erosion of bank profitability; negative rates may also exert pressures on non-bank financial institutions; negative rates may encourage excessive risk-taking; and negative rates might potentially necessitate a redesign of the functioning of financial transactions. ... See More +

Newsletter 99003 JUL 24, 2015

Trang Nguyen, Gerard Kambou and Xinghao Gong

Economic implications of lifting sanctions on Iran (English)

Iran and the Permanent Members of the UN Security Council and Germany (P5 1) reached a deal on July 14, 2015 that limits Iranian nuclear activity in return for lifting all international sanctions that were placed on Iran. ... See More +

Brief 98389 JUL 23, 2015

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Mottaghi,Lili French, Arabic, Farsi

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Business practices in small firms in developing countries (English)
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AUG 27, 2015 WPS7405 Policy Research Working Paper
The middle-income trap turns ten (English)
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AUG 26, 2015 WPS7403 Policy Research Working Paper
Iraq - First Fiscal Stabilization and Inclusive Growth Programmatic Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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AUG 21, 2015 AB7758 Program Information Document Arabic
Preferences, purchasing power parity, and inequality : analytical framework, propositions, and empirical evidence (English)
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AUG 18, 2015 WPS7395 Policy Research Working Paper
Seychelles - Sustaining Reforms for Inclusive Growth Project (English)
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AUG 13, 2015 98882 Program Information Document
Board standing committees membership : term of membership - November 1, 2014 thru October 31, 2016 (English)
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AUG 11, 2015 98802 Board Report
Should Latin America save more to grow faster ? (English)
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AUG 06, 2015 WPS7386 Policy Research Working Paper
Distributional impacts of energy cross-subsidization in transition economies : evidence from Belarus (English)
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AUG 06, 2015 WPS7385 Policy Research Working Paper
Montenegro - Macro monitoring report Q3 2015 (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 98768 Brief
Central African Republic - Country engagement note : chair summary (English)
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JUL 30, 2015 98712 Board Summary
Ukraine - Second Development Policy Loan Program (English)
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JUL 30, 2015 95279 Program Document
Diversification, growth, and volatility in Asia (English)
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JUL 28, 2015 WPS7380 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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JUL 28, 2015 98995 Newsletter
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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JUL 27, 2015 98994 Newsletter
Enabling sustainable growth : IFC’s FY16 budget (English)
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JUL 25, 2015 98439 Board Report
Committee on Governance and Executive Directors Administrative Matters (COGAM) : minutes of meeting held on Friday, July 24, 2015 (English)
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JUL 24, 2015 98431 Minutes
Impacts on poverty of removing fuel import subsidies in Nigeria (English)
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JUL 24, 2015 WPS7376 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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JUL 24, 2015 98993 Newsletter
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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JUL 24, 2015 99003 Newsletter
Economic implications of lifting sanctions on Iran (English)
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JUL 23, 2015 98389 Brief French, Arabic, Farsi