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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

The development impact of financial regulation: evidence from Ethiopia and antebellum USA (English)

In absence of deposit insurance, underdeveloped financial systems can exhibit a coordination failure between banks, unable to commit on safe asset holding, and depositors, anticipating low deposit repayment in bad states. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7734 JUN 28, 2016

Limodio,Nicola; Strobbe,Francesco Disclosed

Financial regulation and government revenue : the effects of a policy change in Ethiopia (English)

Financial regulation affects government revenue whenever it imposes both the mandatory quantity and price of government bonds. This paper studies a banking regulation adopted by the National Bank of Ethiopia in April 2011, which forces all private banks to purchase a fixed negative-yield government bond in proportion to private sector lending. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7733 JUN 28, 2016

Limodio,Nicola; Strobbe,Francesco Disclosed

CPIA Africa - Assessing Africa's policies and institutions : 2015 CPIA results for Africa (English)

CPIA Africa is an annual report that describes the progress Sub-Saharan African countries are making on strengthening the quality of their policies and institutions. ... See More +

Annual Report 106632 JUN 27, 2016

French Disclosed

Africa - Hydropower and Energy Infrastructure Development Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSC14745 JUN 24, 2016

Sanchez,Pedro E. 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

Philippines - Social Welfare and Development Reform Project (English)

Ratings for the Social Welfare and Development Reform Project for Philippines were as follows: outcomes were highly satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3741 JUN 23, 2016

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

Evaluating sovereign disaster risk finance strategies : a framework (English)

This paper proposes a framework for ex ante evaluation of sovereign disaster risk finance instruments available to governments for funding disaster losses. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7721 JUN 21, 2016

Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Mahul,Olivier; Poulter,Richard Andrew; Teh,Tse-Ling Disclosed

A methodology to assess indicative costs of risk financing strategies for scaling up Ethiopia's productive safety net programme (English)

This paper proposes and illustrates a methodology to assess the economic cost of the sovereign risk finance instruments available to the Government of Ethiopia and its development partners for financing the shock-responsive scalability component of the Productive Safety Net Programme. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7719 JUN 21, 2016

Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Coll-Black,Sarah; Cooney,Naomi Victoria; Edwards,Anna Disclosed

Financing the reconstruction of public capital after a natural disaster (English)

When a natural disaster destroys public capital, these direct losses are exacerbated by indirect losses arising from reduced output while reconstruction takes place. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7718 JUN 21, 2016

Bevan,David L.; Adam,Christopher Disclosed

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

Board Report 106493 JUN 20, 2016

Disclosed

Yemen, Republic of - Country engagement note for the period FY2017-2018 (English)

This Country Engagement Note (CEN) FY17–FY18 sets out the World Bank Group’s (WBG) engagement with the Republic of Yemen during the ongoing conflict. ... See More +

Country Engagement Note 106118 JUN 20, 2016

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Sudan - Revitalizing the Sudan Gum Arabic Production and Marketing Project (English)

Ratings for the Revitalizing the Sudan Gum Arabic Production and Marketing Project for Sudan were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Grantee performance was also moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3537 JUN 20, 2016

Disclosed

Costa Rica - REDD+ Readiness Preparation Support Project : additional financing (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSC6044 JUN 17, 2016

Disclosed

Azerbaijan - IDP Living Standards and Livelihoods Project : additional financing (English)

The objective of the Additional Financing for the IDP Living Standards and Livelihoods Project for Azerbaijan is to improve living conditions and increase the economic self-reliance of targeted internally displaced persons. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1591 JUN 17, 2016

Disclosed

Recent credit surge in historical context (English)

Benign financing conditions since the global financial crisis and, more recently, rising financing needs have fueled a rapid increase in credit to the nonfinancial private sector, especially to the corporate sector, in emerging markets and developing economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7704 JUN 16, 2016

Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Yu,Shu 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

Research digest newsletter Vol. 10 (No. 4) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: Changes in Poverty and Female-Headed Households in Africa; Growth and Capital Inflows in Africa; Growth and Capital Inflows in Africa; Vulnerability to Climate Change in Coastal Bangladesh; Improving Agricultural Data for Better Policies; Enhancing Transparency of Large-Scale Land Acquisition; Explaining the Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity; Changing Patterns of Growth and Poverty Reduction in India;Land Market Restrictions and Rural Labor Markets; Deforestation Prevention Programs and Community-Managed Forestry;Recent Policy Research Working Papers on IDA Countries. ... See More +

Newsletter 106434 JUN 15, 2016

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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
The development impact of financial regulation: evidence from Ethiopia and antebellum USA (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 WPS7734 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial regulation and government revenue : the effects of a policy change in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 WPS7733 Policy Research Working Paper
CPIA Africa - Assessing Africa's policies and institutions : 2015 CPIA results for Africa (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 106632 Annual Report French
Africa - Hydropower and Energy Infrastructure Development Project (English)
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JUN 24, 2016 ISDSC14745 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Philippines - Review of the social security system : considerations for strengthening sustainability and coverage (English)
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JUN 23, 2016 106597 Working Paper
Philippines - Social Welfare and Development Reform Project (English)
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JUN 23, 2016 ICR3741 Implementation Completion and Results Report
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
Evaluating sovereign disaster risk finance strategies : a framework (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7721 Policy Research Working Paper
A methodology to assess indicative costs of risk financing strategies for scaling up Ethiopia's productive safety net programme (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7719 Policy Research Working Paper
Financing the reconstruction of public capital after a natural disaster (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7718 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
Yemen, Republic of - Country engagement note for the period FY2017-2018 (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 106118 Country Engagement Note
Sudan - Revitalizing the Sudan Gum Arabic Production and Marketing Project (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 ICR3537 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Costa Rica - REDD+ Readiness Preparation Support Project : additional financing (English)
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JUN 17, 2016 ISDSC6044 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Azerbaijan - IDP Living Standards and Livelihoods Project : additional financing (English)
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JUN 17, 2016 PAD1591 Project Paper
Recent credit surge in historical context (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 WPS7704 Policy Research Working Paper
Kosovo - Financial Sector Strengthening and Market Infrastructure Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 RES24120 Project Paper
Research digest newsletter Vol. 10 (No. 4) (English)
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JUN 15, 2016 106434 Newsletter