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The welfare cost of inflation and the regulations of money substitutes (English)

This paper studies the possibility of using financial regulation that prohibits the use of money substitutes as a tool for mitigating the adverse effects of deviations from the Friedman rule. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7553 FEB 02, 2016

Eden,Benjamin; Eden,Maya

Zimbabwe Economic Update - Changing growth patterns : improving health outcomes (English)

Low export prices and high production costs are contributing to a persistent deficit in the external accounts. Despite narrowing somewhat in recent years, Zimbabwe’s current account deficit remains much larger than those of comparable countries in the region, and exports currently amount to just over half of imports. ... See More +

Working Paper 103601 FEB 01, 2016

Herderschee,Johannes

Annual review 2015 : FIAS celebrating 30 years of partnership (English)

In the early years, facility for investment climate advisory services (FIAS) was the only part of the Bank Group fully dedicated to investment climate reform. ... See More +

Annual Report 103084 FEB 01, 2016

Diamond,John Michael

Strengthening sustainable water supply services through domestic private sector providers in Cambodia (English)

With the exception of Myanmar, Cambodia has the lowest access to piped water supply in the South East Asia region, which was estimated to be 21 percent in 2015. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS16819 JAN 28, 2016

Smets,Susanna

How equitable is access to finance in turkey ? evidence from the latest global FINDEX (English)

Access to finance is a key component of poverty reduction, as it enables individuals to make economic decisions that can improve their welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7541 JAN 28, 2016

Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Inan,Osman Kaan; Yang,Judy

Business cycles in the eastern Caribbean economies: the role of fiscal policy and interest rates (English)

This paper analyzes the business cycle characteristics of the economies of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States using a model of a small open economy subject to interest rate and fiscal expenditure shocks and financial frictions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7545 JAN 27, 2016

Carneiro,Francisco Galrao; Hnatkovska,Viktoria

Expanding opportunities for rural finance in Colombia (English)

The purpose of this note is to provide policy recommendations to improve access to credit of rural populations and small agricultural producers under financially sustainable schemes. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS10747 JAN 26, 2016

Gutierrez,Eva M.; Reddy,Rekha Spanish

China - Second Phase of the Gansu Cultural and Natural Heritage Protection and Development Project : social assessment : Social impact assessment report (English)

Under the leadership of the project PMO-Gansu Provincial Development and Reform Commission, Yishan Yishui formed a 12-person research team and had carried out SIA by three groups in six counties (districts). ... See More +

Social Assessment SFG1733 JAN 25, 2016

Zhao,Hongwei

Contingent liabilities risk management : a credit risk analysis framework for sovereign guarantees and on-lending—country experiences from Colombia, Indonesia, Sweden, and Turkey (English)

Sovereign credit guarantees and government on-lending can catalyze private sector investment and fulfill specific policy objectives. However, contingent liabilities stemming from guarantees and contingent assets stemming from on-lending expose governments to risk. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7538 JAN 22, 2016

Bachmair,Fritz Florian

Somali - Core Economic Institutions and Opportunities Program Project (English)

The objectives of the Core Economic Institutions and Opportunities Program Project for Somalia are to: (a) improve the enabling environment for private and financial sector development; and (b) catalyze private investment and job creation. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PP1323 JAN 20, 2016

How does long-term finance affect economic volatility ? (English)

This paper examines how the ability to access long-term debt affects firm-level growth volatility. The analysis finds that firms in industries with stronger preference to use long-term finance relative to short-term finance experience lower growth volatility in countries with better-developed financial systems, as these firms may benefit from reduced refinancing risk. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7535 JAN 19, 2016

Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Horvath,Balint Laszlo; Huizinga,Harry P.

Middle East and North Africa - Enhancing Microfinance amongst Women and Youth Project (English)

Ratings for the Enhancing Microfinance amongst Women and Youth Project for Middle East and North Africa were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3647 JAN 16, 2016

West Bank and Gaza - Seventh Palestinian National Development Plan Policy Grant Program Project (English)

The development objective of the Seventh Palestinian National Development Plan Policy Grant Program Project for West Bank and Gaza is to: (i) improve public revenue performance and improve sustainability of public expenditures; (ii) improve transparency of public finances; and (iii) facilitate the land registration process. ... See More +

Program Document 99598 JAN 14, 2016

Democratic Republic of Congo - Human Development Systems Strengthening Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Human Development Systems Strengthening Project for Democratic Republic of Congo is to strengthen select management systems for education and health services in targeted geographic areas in the recipient's territory. ... See More +

Project Paper RES21588 JAN 11, 2016

Bradley,Marylou R.

Investment funds for development program : programmatic approach background concept note (English)

The overall objective of the SDGs is to overcome poverty and save the planet. To meet the SDGs, total incremental investment needs in developing countries through 2030 are estimated at US$1.5 to US$2.5 trillion per year, of which US$800 billion to US$ 1.4 trillion (or about 60) from private sources. ... See More +

Working Paper 102683 JAN 07, 2016

Divakaran,Shanthi; Halland,Havard; Noel,Michel; Atamuratova,Sevara

Transparency in revenues from artisanal and small-scale mining of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold in Burundi : final report (English)

Burundi has a wide range of mineral deposits of which tin, tantalum and tungsten ores, along with gold, are its primary mineral exports. Burundi’s geological endowment also includes nickel, rare earths, vanadium, and construction materials. ... See More +

Working Paper 103086 JAN 01, 2016

French

Contingent liabilities risk management : a credit risk analysis framework for sovereign guarantees and on-lending - country experiences from Colombia, Indonesia, Sweden, and Turkey (English)

Sovereign credit guarantees and government on-lending can catalyze private sector investment and fulfill specific policy objectives. However, contingent liabilities stemming from guarantees and contingent assets stemming from on-lending expose governments to risk. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 102884 JAN 01, 2016

Bachmair,Fritz Florian

Being fair, faring better : promoting equality of opportunity for marginalized Roma (English)

Many Roma are among the poorest and most vulnerable Europeans, facing poverty, exclusion, and discrimination. In European Union member countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with substantial Roma populations, inequalities between Roma and non-Roma start early and are striking. ... See More +

Publication 102804 JAN 01, 2016

Gatti,Roberta V.; Karacsony,Sandor I.; Anan,Kosuke; Ferre,Celine; De Paz Nieves,Carmen

World development report 2016 : digital dividends - enabling digital entrepreneurs (English)

The term digital entrepreneurship most commonly refers to the process of creating a new - or novel - Internet enabled and delivered business, product, or service. ... See More +

World Development Report 102954 JAN 01, 2016

Van Welsum,Desiree

Statement of loans for December 2015 : others and South Asia (English)

Working Paper 103083 DEC 31, 2015

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The welfare cost of inflation and the regulations of money substitutes (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7553 Policy Research Working Paper
Zimbabwe Economic Update - Changing growth patterns : improving health outcomes (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103601 Working Paper
Annual review 2015 : FIAS celebrating 30 years of partnership (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103084 Annual Report
Strengthening sustainable water supply services through domestic private sector providers in Cambodia (English)
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JAN 28, 2016 ACS16819 Working Paper
How equitable is access to finance in turkey ? evidence from the latest global FINDEX (English)
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JAN 28, 2016 WPS7541 Policy Research Working Paper
Business cycles in the eastern Caribbean economies: the role of fiscal policy and interest rates (English)
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JAN 27, 2016 WPS7545 Policy Research Working Paper
Expanding opportunities for rural finance in Colombia (English)
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JAN 26, 2016 AUS10747 Working Paper Spanish
China - Second Phase of the Gansu Cultural and Natural Heritage Protection and Development Project : social assessment : Social impact assessment report (English)
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JAN 25, 2016 SFG1733 Social Assessment
Contingent liabilities risk management : a credit risk analysis framework for sovereign guarantees and on-lending—country experiences from Colombia, Indonesia, Sweden, and Turkey (English)
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JAN 22, 2016 WPS7538 Policy Research Working Paper
Somali - Core Economic Institutions and Opportunities Program Project (English)
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JAN 20, 2016 PP1323 Project Appraisal Document
How does long-term finance affect economic volatility ? (English)
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JAN 19, 2016 WPS7535 Policy Research Working Paper
Middle East and North Africa - Enhancing Microfinance amongst Women and Youth Project (English)
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JAN 16, 2016 ICR3647 Implementation Completion and Results Report
West Bank and Gaza - Seventh Palestinian National Development Plan Policy Grant Program Project (English)
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JAN 14, 2016 99598 Program Document
Democratic Republic of Congo - Human Development Systems Strengthening Project : restructuring (English)
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JAN 11, 2016 RES21588 Project Paper
Investment funds for development program : programmatic approach background concept note (English)
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JAN 07, 2016 102683 Working Paper
Transparency in revenues from artisanal and small-scale mining of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold in Burundi : final report (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103086 Working Paper French
Contingent liabilities risk management : a credit risk analysis framework for sovereign guarantees and on-lending - country experiences from Colombia, Indonesia, Sweden, and Turkey (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102884 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Being fair, faring better : promoting equality of opportunity for marginalized Roma (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102804 Publication
World development report 2016 : digital dividends - enabling digital entrepreneurs (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102954 World Development Report
Statement of loans for December 2015 : others and South Asia (English)
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DEC 31, 2015 103083 Working Paper