New Releases for Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

36 Departmental Papers / Policy Papers of 213 New Releases


Central African Economic and Monetary Community : A New Medium-Term Approach for International Reserve Management

Author/Editor: Mario de Zamaróczy, Vincent Fleuriet, Jose G Gijon.

Release Date:August, 2018

This paper discusses possible reserve management approaches in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC). The paper looks beyond the region’s current oil crisis and proposes a new more...



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Risk Management and Regulation

Author/Editor: Tobias Adrian.

Release Date:August, 2018

The evolution of risk management has resulted from the interplay of financial crises, risk management practices, and regulatory actions. In the 1970s, research lay the intellectual foundations for more...



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Shadow Banking and Market-Based Finance

Author/Editor: Tobias Adrian, Bradley Jones.

Release Date:August, 2018

Variants of nonbank credit intermediation differ greatly. We provide a conceptual framework to help distinguish various characteristics—structural features, economic motivations, and risk more...



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Macro-Financial Linkages in Shallow Markets : Experience from the African Departments Pilot Countries

Release Date:July, 2018

This paper assesses and disseminates experiences and lessons from low-income countries (LICs) in Sub-Saharan Africa that were selected by the Africa Department in 2015-16 as pilots for enhanced more...



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Building Resilient Banking Sectors in the Caucasus and Central Asia

Author/Editor: Mercedes Vera Martin, Tarak Jardak, Robert Tchaidze, Juan P Trevino, Helen W Wagner.

Release Date:July, 2018

External shocks since 2014—lower oil prices and slower growth in key trading partners—have put financial sectors, mainly banks, in the eight Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) countries under more...



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Lessons for Effective Fiscal Decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author/Editor: Niko A Hobdari, Vina Nguyen, Salvatore Dell'Erba, Edgardo Ruggiero.

Release Date:July, 2018

Fiscal decentralization is becoming a pressing issue in a number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa, reflecting demands for a greater local voice in spending decisions and efforts to strengthen more...



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Public Investment Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Author/Editor: Karim Barhoumi, Ha Vu, Shirin Nikaein Towfighian, Rodolfo Maino.

Release Date:July, 2018

There is significant room to improve public investment efficiency in sub-Saharan Africa. Investment in sub-Saharan African countries is lagging vis-à-vis peers such as emerging and developing Asia more...



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Opening Up in the Caucasus and Central Asia : Policy Frameworks to Support Regional and Global Integration

Author/Editor: Peter J Kunzel, Phil De Imus, Edward R Gemayel, Risto Herrala, Alexei P Kireyev, Farid Talishli.

Release Date:June, 2018

The Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) countries are at an important juncture in their economic transition. Following significant economic progress during the 2000s, recent external shocks have revealed more...



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A Growth-Friendly Path for Building Fiscal Buffers in the Caucuses and Central Asia

Author/Editor: Edward R Gemayel, Lorraine Ocampos, Matteo Ghilardi, James Aylward.

Release Date:April, 2018

Since 2014, large and persistent external shocks have hit the CCA region, particularly a slump in global commodity prices and slower growth in its key economic partners. Fiscal accommodation, along more...



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Growing Pains : Is Latin America Prepared for Population Aging?

Author/Editor: Lorenzo U Figliuoli, Valentina Flamini, Misael Galdamez, Frederic Lambert, Mike Li, Bogdan Lissovolik, Rosalind Mowatt, Jaume Puig, Alexander D Klemm, Mauricio Soto, Saji Thomas, Christoph Freudenberg, Anna Orthofer.

Release Date:April, 2018

This paper estimates the fiscal costs of population aging in Latin America and provides policy recommendations on reforms needed to make these costs manageable. Although Latin American societies are more...



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