New Releases for Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

34 Departmental Papers / Policy Papers of 213 New Releases


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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Boosting Fiscal Space : The Roles of GDP-Linked Debt and Longer Maturities

Author/Editor: Jonathan David Ostry, Jun I Kim.

Release Date:March, 2018

Can debt management policy provide a way to increase fiscal space for a given path of primary fiscal balances? This note explores the role of two such policies: issuance of state-contingent debt; and more...



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Revisiting the Economic Case for Fiscal Union in the Euro Area

Author/Editor: Helge Berger, Giovanni Dell'Ariccia, Maurice Obstfeld.

Release Date:February, 2018

The paper makes an analytical contribution to the revived discussion about the euro area’s institutional setup. After significant progress during the euro crisis, the drive to complete Europe’s more...



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Public Infrastructure in the Western Balkans : Opportunities and Challenges

Author/Editor: Ruben V Atoyan, Dora Benedek, Ezequiel Cabezon, Giuseppe Cipollone, Jacques A Miniane, Nhu Nguyen, Martin Petri, Jens Reinke, James Roaf.

Release Date:February, 2018

An assessment of public infrastructure development in the Western Balkans. The paper quantifies the large gaps across various sectors/dimensions, evaluates current infrastructure plans, and discusses more...



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Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia

Author/Editor: Natalia T Tamirisa, Christoph Duenwald.

Release Date:January, 2018

Analysis of policies for managing public sector wage bills in the Middle East and Central Asia region. While some work has been done recently at the Fund on issues related to government employment more...



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