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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

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

Cote dIvoire – Third Poverty Reduction Support Credit Project (English)

Program Information Document 98309 JUL 20, 2015

Global liquidity and external bond issuance in emerging markets and developing economies (English)

Using the universe of all externally issued bonds by corporates and sovereigns in emerging and developing economies during 2000-14, this paper analyzes various issuance trends, including the unprecedented post-crisis surge. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7363 JUL 13, 2015

Feyen,Erik H.B.; Ghosh,Swati R.; Kibuuka,Katie; Farazi,Subika

Developing scalable and transparent benefit payment systems in Myanmar (English)

Similar to other low-income countries, in Myanmar social protection benefits are usually provided through direct cash or food distribution. With the rapid development of the financial and telecommunications market in the country, there is the potential for a gradual transition to electronic payment systems for current and future social protection transfers, once adequate legal and regulatory frameworks are in place. ... See More +

Working Paper 97965 JUL 07, 2015

Stokkel,Inge Mathilde Maria

Strengthening social security provision in Myanmar (English)

Myanmar has a mix of contributory and non-contributory programs providing some elements of social security but for a very small section of the population. ... See More +

Working Paper 97960 JUL 07, 2015

Dutta,Puja Vasudeva; OKeefe,Philip B.; Palacios,Robert J.

China economic update (English)

Chinas economic growth continues to moderate, in 2014 gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 7.4 percent, within the governments indicative growth target of about 7.5 percent for the year, but sharply slower than the 10 percent annual growth rate china averaged for three consecutive decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 97901 JUL 03, 2015

Smits,Karlis; Goh,Chorching; Zhao,Luan; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Hill,Justin Piers William; Kuriakose,Smita; Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel Chinese

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.

Investment in Africa Forum : Closing Remarks (English)

Working Paper 98330 JUL 01, 2015

Shide, Ahmed

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

Pension patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This report provides an initial stocktaking of the characteristics, environment and performance of public and private pensions and elderly assistance programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 98131 JUL 01, 2015

Dorfman,Mark Charles

Turkey regular economic note (July 2015) (English)

The highlights of this Turkey regular economic note for July 2015 are: public spending offset weaker private demand to keep growth solid in the first quarter; despite declining food prices, lira depreciation and increases in oil prices pushed inflation higher; political uncertainty continues after the parliamentary election, creating downside risks to our 2015 growth forecast of 3 percent. ... See More +

Newsletter 98250 JUL 01, 2015

Indonesia economic quarterly : slower gains (English)

Midway through 2015, Indonesia remains confronted with an uncertain external environment, and domestic economic policy challenges have intensified. ... See More +

Working Paper 98105 JUL 01, 2015

Bahasa (Indonesian)

From billions to trillions : MDB contributions to financing for development (English)

In 2015, the international community is due to agree on a new set of comprehensive and universal sustainable development goals (SDGs) that bring together economic, social and environmental priorities. ... See More +

Board Report 98023 JUL 01, 2015

Indonesia - Current account assessment (English)

Working Paper 98206 JUL 01, 2015

Varela,Gonzalo J.; Nedeljkovic,Milan; Savini Zangrandi,Michele

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

Statement of loans for June 2015 : Others and South Asia (English)

Working Paper 97924 JUN 30, 2015

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Diversification, growth, and volatility in Asia (English)
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JUL 28, 2015 WPS7380 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Cote dIvoire – Third Poverty Reduction Support Credit Project (English)
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JUL 20, 2015 98309 Program Information Document
Global liquidity and external bond issuance in emerging markets and developing economies (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 WPS7363 Policy Research Working Paper
Developing scalable and transparent benefit payment systems in Myanmar (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97965 Working Paper
Strengthening social security provision in Myanmar (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97960 Working Paper
China economic update (English)
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JUL 03, 2015 97901 Working Paper Chinese
Capital market financing, firm growth, and firm size distribution (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7353 Policy Research Working Paper
Investment in Africa Forum : Closing Remarks (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98330 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)
Pension patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98131 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Turkey regular economic note (July 2015) (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98250 Newsletter
Indonesia economic quarterly : slower gains (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98105 Working Paper Bahasa (Indonesian)
From billions to trillions : MDB contributions to financing for development (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98023 Board Report
Indonesia - Current account assessment (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98206 Working Paper
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
Statement of loans for June 2015 : Others and South Asia (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 97924 Working Paper