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Lebanon Economic Monitor: 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

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

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

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

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

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

Board Report 106493 JUN 20, 2016

Disclosed

Bangladesh - First Regional Waterway Transport Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 106500 JUN 16, 2016

Disclosed

Kosovo - Financial Sector Strengthening and Market Infrastructure Project : restructuring (English)

The main objective of the Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project of Kosovo is to enhance the Central Banking Authority of Kosovo's (CBAK) capacity to oversee the financial system's stability and its development in Kosovo. ... See More +

Project Paper RES24120 JUN 16, 2016

Jaeger,Johanna Disclosed

Tanzania - Productive Social Safety Net Project : additional financing and restructuring - chair summary (English)

Board Summary 106495 JUN 16, 2016

Disclosed

Enhancing financial capability and inclusion in Senegal : a demand-side survey (English)

Financial capability, as defined by the World Bank and in this report, is the capacity to act in one’s best financial interest, given socioeconomic and environmental conditions. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS18885 JUN 15, 2016

Zottel,Siegfried; Zia,Bilal Husnain; Khoury, Fares Disclosed

Uzbekistan - Country partnership framework for FY 2016-2020 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 106465 JUN 14, 2016

Disclosed

Demographic change in Uruguay : economic opportunities and challenges (English)

The population of Uruguay is undergoing a slow but sustained aging process, driven by the demographic transition that started early in the twentieth century. ... See More +

Publication 106151 JUN 10, 2016

Disclosed

Uruguay - Demographic change and social policies : economic opportunities and challenges (English)

Uruguay’s development progress in recent decades includes falling mortality and fertility which is changing the age structure of the population. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS12457 JUN 10, 2016

Rofman,Rafael P. Disclosed

Developing islamic finance in the Philippines (English)

This report was prepared as part of the World Bank engagement in the Philippines to support Islamic Finance and Financial Inclusion. It provides an overview on the context for the development of Islamic finance in the Philippines and is accompanied by two focused reports providing further detail and suggestions on enhancing financial inclusion in the Philippines through Islamic microfinance and assessment of the status of financial inclusion in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)and the proposed Bangsamoro territory. ... See More +

Working Paper 106382 JUN 09, 2016

Mylenko,Nataliya Disclosed

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Lebanon Economic Monitor: 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
Do fiscal multipliers depend on fiscal positions ? (English)
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JUN 22, 2016 WPS7724 Policy Research 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
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
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
IFC Strategy & Business Outlook FY17-19 : responding to economic volatility (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 106493 Board Report
Bangladesh - First Regional Waterway Transport Project : chair summary (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 106500 Board Summary
Kosovo - Financial Sector Strengthening and Market Infrastructure Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 RES24120 Project Paper
Tanzania - Productive Social Safety Net Project : additional financing and restructuring - chair summary (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 106495 Board Summary
Enhancing financial capability and inclusion in Senegal : a demand-side survey (English)
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JUN 15, 2016 ACS18885 Working Paper
Uzbekistan - Country partnership framework for FY 2016-2020 : chair summary (English)
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JUN 14, 2016 106465 Board Summary
Demographic change in Uruguay : economic opportunities and challenges (English)
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JUN 10, 2016 106151 Publication
Uruguay - Demographic change and social policies : economic opportunities and challenges (English)
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JUN 10, 2016 AUS12457 Working Paper
Developing islamic finance in the Philippines (English)
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JUN 09, 2016 106382 Working Paper