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Global Economic Prospects, June 2019: Heightened Tensions, Subdued Investment

The World Bank has just published the report “Global Economic Prospects, June 2019: Heightened Tensions, Subdued Investment”. Global growth has continued to soften this year. Subdued investment in emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) is dampening potential growth prospects. Risks to the outlook remain firmly on the downside, including the possibility of escalating trade tensions. …
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Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report 2019

Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report 2019, a new report produced by the International Energy Agency (IEA) the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), shows that despite the progress, reaching the remaining unserved people, including those connected to frail and overburdened …
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Women, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reform

The World Bank has recently released the “Women, Business and the Law” report. Women, Business and the Law (WBL) measures gender inequality in the law. The dataset identifies barriers to women’s economic participation and encourages the reform of discriminatory laws. “Women, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reform” introduces a new index measuring …
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Global Economic Prospects, January 2019: Darkening Skies

The World Bank has recently published the report “Global Economic Prospects, January 2019: Darkening Skies”. Global economic prospects have darkened. Financing conditions have tightened, industrial production has moderated, and trade tensions remain elevated. The recovery in emerging market and developing economies has stalled, and some countries have experienced significant financial stress. Downside risks have increased, …
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Inflation in Emerging and Developing Economies: Evolution, Drivers, and Policies

The World Bank has just launched the report “Inflation in Emerging and Developing Economies: Evolution, Drivers, and Policies.” The report says that the adverse effects of high inflation can fall disproportionately on the poor, who hold most of their assets in cash and rely heavily on wage income, welfare benefits, and pensions. The research’s key …
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Doing Business 2019

The World Bank has just published “Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform”. “Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform” is the 16th in a series of annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can …
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World Development Report 2019: The Changing Nature of Work

The World Bank has just launched the World Development Report 2019, entitled “The Changing Nature of Work.” The report studies how the nature of work is changing as a result of advances in technology today. Fears that robots will take away jobs from people have dominated the discussion over the future of work, but the …
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What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050

The World Bank has recently published the report “What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050”. By 2050, the world is expected to generate 3.40 billion tonnes of waste annually, increasing drastically from today’s 2.01 billion tonnes. “What a Waste” presents national and urban waste management data from around the …
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Critical Connections: Promoting Economic Growth and Resilience in Europe and Central Asia

The World Bank has recently published the report “Critical Connections: Promoting Economic Growth and Resilience in Europe and Central Asia”. The report examines how trade, investment, migration, and other linkages among countries drive economic growth in the Europe and Central Asia region. The study breaks new ground by using a multidimensional approach that recognizes how …
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Arab World Competitiveness Report 2018

The Arab World is at a critical juncture. Ambitious economic and social reforms bring great economic promise to the region and at the same time we continue to see fragility and persisting inequalities that can potentially erode social cohesion. The “Arab World Competitiveness Report 2018“, which is the result of a long-standing collaboration between the …
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