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Capital market financing, firm growth, and firm size distribution (English)

How many and which firms issue equity and bonds in domestic and international markets, how do these firms grow relative to non-issuing firms, and how does firm performance vary along the firm size distribution? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7353 JUL 02, 2015

Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Levine,Ross Eric; Schmukler,Sergio L.

Tanzania economic update : why should Tanzanians pay taxes? The unavoidable need to finance economic development (English)

This seventh economic update goes to the heart of one of the main challenges faced by Tanzania: how can the country finance its development? This is a fundamental question when aid is coming down as a proportion of a growing GDP, and as access to financial markets remains limited. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 97720 JUL 01, 2015

Kajange,Justina

Hybrid issuance regimes for corporate bonds in emerging market countries : analysis, impact and policy choices (English)

Securities regulators in many developing countries are looking for ways to help grow their nongovernment bond markets to finance development. A common challenge is onerous regulations for issuance of bonds, which tend to discourage companies from coming to market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7351 JUN 30, 2015

Loladze,Tamar

Angola - First Fiscal Management Development Policy Financing Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 97880 JUN 30, 2015

What drives local food prices ? evidence from the Tanzanian maize market (English)

This study quantifies the relationship between Tanzanian and external maize markets while also accounting for domestic influences. It concludes that external influences on domestic prices originate from regional, rather than global, markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7338 JUN 26, 2015

Baffes,John; Kshirsagar,Varun; Mitchell,Donald

The role of trade in ending poverty (English)

The expansion of international trade has been essential to development and reducing poverty but the relationship between economic growth, poverty reduction and trade is not a simple one. ... See More +

Publication 97607 JUN 25, 2015

Philippines - Regional Infrastructure for Growth Project : restructuring (English)

The development objectives of the Regional Infrastructure for Growth Project for Philippines are: (i) to stimulate integrative investment within regions by improving access to finance for public infrastructure and services; and (ii) to contribute to the economic recovery of participating local government units (LGUs) by improving access to local public infrastructure and services. ... See More +

Project Paper RES13125 JUN 25, 2015

Ante,Kristine May San Juan

El Salvador - Country partnership framework FY16-19 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 97726 JUN 23, 2015

Latent trade diversification and its relevance for macroeconomic stability (English)

Traditional measures of trade diversification only take into account contemporaneous export baskets. These measures fail to capture a country’s ability to respond to shocks by allocating factors of production into activities for which it has already paid the fixed costs associated with exporting. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7332 JUN 23, 2015

Lederman,Daniel; Pienknagura,Samuel Jaime; Rojas,Diego

Placing Bank supervision in the Central Bank : implications for financial stability based on evidence from the global crisis (English)

Although keeping bank supervision independent from macroprudential supervision may ensure more checks and balances, placing bank supervision in the central bank could exploit synergies with macroprudential supervision. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7320 JUN 22, 2015

Melecky,Martin; Podpiera,Anca Maria

Moldova - Strengthening the Effectiveness of the Social Safety Net Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Strengthening the Effectiveness of the Social Safety Net Project for Moldova is to improve the efficiency and equity of Moldovas safety net through a fiscally sustainable expansion and strengthening of the Ajutor social program. ... See More +

Project Paper RES19200 JUN 22, 2015

Smolyar,Yuliya

Manufacturing FDI in Sub-Saharan Africa : trends, determinants, and impacts (English)

This report offers five policy recommendations that could contribute to the attraction of manufacturing FDI in Africa. To further the benefits of FDI, especially in the manufacturing sector, policymakers in Africa should: First, manage FDI flows and FDI-related policies in a way that maximizes spillovers in host countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 97836 JUN 19, 2015

Chen,Guang Zhe; Geiger,Michael Tobias; Fu,Minghui

Seeking shared prosperity through trade (English)

Increasing the trade integration of developing countries can make a vital contribution to boosting shared prosperity, but it also exposes producers and consumers to exogenous shocks that alter relative prices, sometimes positively and sometimes negatively. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7314 JUN 17, 2015

Cali,Massimiliano; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Ruppert Bulmer,Elizabeth N.

Energy subsidies reform in Jordan : welfare implications of different scenarios (English)

Facing a fiscal crisis, Jordan initiated substantial petroleum subsidy reforms in 2012. The government has also long contemplated how to cut electricity subsidies, which surpass the fiscal burdens imposed by the petroleum subsidies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7313 JUN 17, 2015

Atamanov,Aziz; Jellema,Jon Robbert; Serajuddin,Umar

The socioeconomic impacts of energy reform in Tunisia : a simulation approach (English)

Tunisian social development policy making has always counted on energy subsidies to play a pivotal role. Due to the increasingly unsustainable budget implications, a new strategy has begun to reform the subsidy system in the energy sector while striking a balance between improving fiscal and equity considerations without increasing social tensions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7312 JUN 17, 2015

Cuesta Leiva,Jose Antonio; El Lahga,Abdelrahmen; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel

Nepal - Second Post Disaster Financial Sector Stability Development Policy Credit Project (English)

The program development objective of the Second Post Disaster Financial Sector Stability Development Policy Credit Project for Nepal is to support the medium-term reform program for the financial sector initiated by the Nepalese authorities to reduce the vulnerability of the banking sector and increase its transparency. ... See More +

Program Document 97064 JUN 16, 2015

Is the WTO passe ? (English)

The WTO has delivered policy outcomes that are very different from those likely to emerge out of the recent wave of preferential trade agreements (PTAs). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7304 JUN 12, 2015

Bagwell,Kyle; Bown,Chad P.; Staiger,Robert W.

Do capital inflows boost growth in developing countries ? evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper examines whether domestic output growth helps attract capital inflows and, in turn, capital inflows help boost output growth in a set of 38 Sub-Saharan African countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7298 JUN 09, 2015

Calderon,Cesar; Nguyen,Ha Minh

Ethiopia’s growth acceleration and how to sustain it—insights from a cross-country regression model (English)

Ethiopia has experienced a growth acceleration over the past decade on the back of an economic strategy emphasizing public infrastructure investment and supported by heterodox macro-financial policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7292 JUN 08, 2015

Moller,Lars Christian; Wacker,Konstantin M.

Costa Rica five years after CAFTA-DR : assessing early results (English)

For Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic-Central America-free trade agreement (CAFTA-DR) has been more than a trade agreement. Costa Rica has used trade liberalization and promotion of international trade as a core development strategy for decades. ... See More +

Publication 97251 JUN 05, 2015

Koehler-Geib,Fritzi [editor]; Sanchez,Susana M. [editor]

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Capital market financing, firm growth, and firm size distribution (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7353 Policy Research Working Paper
Tanzania economic update : why should Tanzanians pay taxes? The unavoidable need to finance economic development (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 97720 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Hybrid issuance regimes for corporate bonds in emerging market countries : analysis, impact and policy choices (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7351 Policy Research Working Paper
Angola - First Fiscal Management Development Policy Financing Project : chair summary (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 97880 Board Summary
What drives local food prices ? evidence from the Tanzanian maize market (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 WPS7338 Policy Research Working Paper
The role of trade in ending poverty (English)
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JUN 25, 2015 97607 Publication
Philippines - Regional Infrastructure for Growth Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 25, 2015 RES13125 Project Paper
El Salvador - Country partnership framework FY16-19 : chair summary (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 97726 Board Summary
Latent trade diversification and its relevance for macroeconomic stability (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7332 Policy Research Working Paper
Placing Bank supervision in the Central Bank : implications for financial stability based on evidence from the global crisis (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7320 Policy Research Working Paper
Moldova - Strengthening the Effectiveness of the Social Safety Net Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 RES19200 Project Paper
Manufacturing FDI in Sub-Saharan Africa : trends, determinants, and impacts (English)
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JUN 19, 2015 97836 Working Paper
Seeking shared prosperity through trade (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7314 Policy Research Working Paper
Energy subsidies reform in Jordan : welfare implications of different scenarios (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7313 Policy Research Working Paper
The socioeconomic impacts of energy reform in Tunisia : a simulation approach (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7312 Policy Research Working Paper
Nepal - Second Post Disaster Financial Sector Stability Development Policy Credit Project (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 97064 Program Document
Is the WTO passe ? (English)
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JUN 12, 2015 WPS7304 Policy Research Working Paper
Do capital inflows boost growth in developing countries ? evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUN 09, 2015 WPS7298 Policy Research Working Paper
Ethiopia’s growth acceleration and how to sustain it—insights from a cross-country regression model (English)
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JUN 08, 2015 WPS7292 Policy Research Working Paper
Costa Rica five years after CAFTA-DR : assessing early results (English)
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JUN 05, 2015 97251 Publication