Recent Submissions

  • Middle East and North Africa Economic Monitor, April 2016 

    Devarajan, Shantayanan; Mottaghi, Lili; Do, Quy-Toan; Jelil, Mohamed Abdel (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2016-04-11)
    The short term economic outlook for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region remains “cautiously pessimistic”. A combination of civil wars and refugee inflows, terrorist attacks, cheap oil, and subdued global economic ...
  • The Road Traveled 

    Thacker, Simon; Cuadra, Ernesto (2014-03-21)
    As Dubai has grown over the last two decades, the demand for private education has grown with it, a reflection of the number of expatriates settling in the city. Today, 88 percent of ...
  • Jordan Economic Monitor, Fall 2015 

    World Bank (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015-10-01)
    The Jordan economic monitor provides an update on key economic developments and policies over the past six months. It also presents findings from recent World Bank work on Jordan. It ...
  • Global Economic Prospects, January 2016 

    World Bank Group (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2016-01-06)
    The January 2016 edition of Global Economic Prospects discusses current global and regional economic developments and prospects, analyzing key challenges and opportunities confronting developing countries. This volume ...
  • World Development Report 2016 

    World Bank Group (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2016-01-13)
    The 2016 World Development Report shows that while the digital revolution has forged ahead, its “analog complements”—the regulations that promote entry and competition, the skills that enable workers to access and then ...
  • Access to Information in the Middle East and North Africa Region 

    Almadhoun, Said (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015)
    The right to access and request information is enshrined in article 19 of the universal declaration of human rights. Access to information (ATI) plays an essential role for promoting ...
  • Creating a Framework for Public-Private Partnership Programs 

    Delmon, Jeffrey (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015)
    Public private partnerships (PPP) represent an approach to procuring infrastructure services that is radically different from traditional public procurement. It moves beyond the ...
  • Shock Waves 

    Hallegatte, Stephane; Bangalore, Mook; Bonzanigo, Laura; Fay, Marianne; Kane, Tamaro; Narloch, Ulf; Rozenberg, Julie; Treguer, David; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2016)
    Ending poverty and stabilizing climate change will be two unprecedented global achievements and two major steps toward sustainable development. But the two objectives cannot be considered in isolation: they need to be ...
  • Haiti 

    Singh, Raju Jan; Barton-Dock, Mary (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015-09-08)
    This Systematic Country Diagnostic seeks to identify the most important constraints to and opportunities for inclusive and sustainable growth in Haiti, a country that is one of the poorest and least equal countries in the ...
  • The World Bank Annual Report 2015 

    World Bank (Washington, DC, 2015-10-02)
    The Annual Report is prepared by the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA)--collectively known as the World Bank--in ...
  • Global Monitoring Report 2015/2016 

    World Bank; International Monetary Fund (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2016)
    The Global Monitoring Report 2015/2016, produced by the World Bank Group in partnership with the International Monetary Fund, comes at an inflection point in both the setting of global development goals and the demographic ...
  • Sustaining Employment and Wage Gains in Brazil 

    Silva, Joana; Almeida, Rita; Strokova, Victoria (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2015-10-15)
    In the past 15 years, employment, labor market participation, and wages have grown significantly in Brazil. Improved labor market outcomes have been the main drivers of reductions in poverty and inequality. But job creation ...
  • The Extractive Industries Sector 

    Halland, Havard; Lokanc, Martin; Nair, Arvind; Kannan, Sridar Padmanabhan (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2015-08-19)
    The extractive industries (EI) sector occupies an outsize space in the economies of many developing countries. Economists, public finance professionals, and policy makers working in such countries are frequently confronted ...
  • MENA Quarterly Economic Brief, July 2015 

    Devarajan, Shanta; Mottaghi, Lili (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015-07)
    Iran and the Permanent Members of the UN Security Council and Germany (P5+1) reached a deal on July 14, 2015 that limits Iranian nuclear activity in return for lifting all international sanctions that were placed on Iran ...
  • Improving the Quality of Financial Intermediation in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries 

    World Bank Group (Washington, DC, 2015-06)
    This engagement note provides a snapshot of financial development in the countries of the GulfCooperation Council (GCC), Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab ...
  • Africa's Demographic Transition 

    Canning, David; Raja, Sangeeta; Yazbeck, Abdo S. (Washington, DC: World Bank; and Agence Française de Développement, 2015-10-22)
    This book lays out a range of policy actions that are needed at the various phases of the demographic transition and uses global and regional experiences to provide evidence on what has worked and what has not. Countries ...
  • The Challenge of Stability and Security in West Africa 

    Marc, Alexandre; Verjee, Neelam; Mogaka, Stephen (Washington, DC: World Bank; and Agence Française de Développement, 2015-06-19)
    This book seeks to critically examine the challenges of fragility and security in West Africa, along with the factors of resilience. It seeks to investigate key drivers of conflict and violence, and the way in which they ...
  • Labor Market Dynamics in Libya 

    World Bank (Washington, DC, 2015-06-03)
    This policy note provides an initial assessment of Libya's labor market and discusses policy options for promoting employability as part of a broader jobs strategy. It is intended as a contribution to evidence on Libya's ...
  • Guide for Designing Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Programs 

    Singh, Neelam; Bacher, Kathryn; Song, Ranping; Sotos, Mary; Yin, Lei (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015-05-26)
    Over the past decade, greenhouse gas reporting programs have emerged to provide information on emission sources and trends. As more jurisdictions plan to design and implement these programs, this report draws on the ...
  • Decarbonizing Development 

    World Bank (Washington, DC, 2015-05-11)
    Stabilizing climate change entails bringing net emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) to zero. CO2 stays in the atmosphere for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. As long as one emit ...

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