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PlaNet guarantee : Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal (English)

This brief talks about drought index project in Benin. This project started in Benin in 2012. Awareness-raising sessions were held by the GEA for clients of FECECAM. ... See More +

Brief 113746 JAN 01, 2017

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Can enhancing the benefits of formalization induce informal firms to become formal ? experimental evidence from Benin (English)

Governments around the world have introduced reforms to attempt to make it easier for informal firms to formalize. However, most informal firms have not gone on to become formal, especially when tax registration is involved. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7900 NOV 29, 2016

Benhassine,Najy; Mckenzie,David J.; Pouliquen,Victor Maurice Joseph; Santini,Massimiliano Disclosed

Enhancing the benefits of formalization under a new status in Benin (English)

Benin, along with sixteen other OHADA countries in Africa, revised their commercial law to introduce a new status called entreprenant. This status is designed for micro and small businesses, and registering with this new status is easy, free of charge and takes only one business day. ... See More +

Brief 110816 NOV 01, 2016

Benhassine,Najy; Mckenzie,David J.; Pouliquen,Victor Maurice Joseph; Santini,Massimiliano Disclosed

Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Benin (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Benin. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 109722 OCT 25, 2016

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Cotonou declaration (English)

This declaration explains about the meeting which held on August 04 to 05, 2016 associate with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank met at Palais des Congres de Cotonou (Benin), for the African Caucus. ... See More +

Working Paper 107676 AUG 05, 2016

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Policy notes for the new Benin administration : Notes de politiques pour la nouvelle administration Béninoise (French)

Cette série de seize (16) Notes de Politique est destinée à stimuler le débat et à soutenir les prises de décisions sur le développement économique et social du Bénin. ... See More +

Working Paper 110328 JUL 01, 2016

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Benin - Piped water supply systems in rural and small towns (English)

In Benin, rural water systems had historically been operated by local communities, with varying degrees of success. In 2006, the Government of Benin (GoB) began to transfer the management of these water systems to private operators, under a lease and affermage arrangement to connect decentralized municipalities and small-scale private operators (POs). ... See More +

Brief 105959 MAY 01, 2016

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Formalizing rural land rights in West Africa : early evidence from a randomized impact evaluation in Benin : Formalisation des droits fonciers dans les zones rurales d'Afrique de l'Ouest : Résultats initiaux d'une étude expérimentale au Bénin (French)

This paper presents early evidence from the first large-scale randomized-controlled trial of a land formalization program. The study examines the links between land demarcation and investment in rural Benin in light of a model of agricultural production under insecure tenure. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7435 APR 06, 2016

Goldstein,Markus P.; Houngbedji,Kenneth; Kondylis,Florence; O'Sullivan,Michael B.; Selod,Harris Disclosed

FY15 Benin country opinion survey report (English)

The Country Opinion Survey in Benin assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Benin perceive the WBG. ... See More +

Working Paper 107939 APR 01, 2016

Felzer,Sharon; Cameron,Jessica A.; Markova,Svetlana; Guo,Jing Disclosed

Benin - Innovative public private partnerships for rural water services sustainability : a case study (French)

This case study provides evidence of the possibilities for attracting private sector engagement in piped rural water systems, and also clearly lays out some of the on-going sustainability challenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 108230 MAR 01, 2016

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Securing property rights for women and men in rural Benin (English)

Women in Sub-Saharan Africa are less likely than men to own land. They also use less land and have lower tenure security over the land that they use. ... See More +

Brief 103188 FEB 01, 2016

Goldstein,Markus P.; Houngbedji,Kenneth; Kondylis,Florence; O'Sullivan,Michael B.; Selod,Harris Disclosed

Securing property rights for women and men in rural Benin : Mieux établir les droits fonciers des femmes et des hommes dans les zones rurales au Bénin (French)

Women in Sub-Saharan Africa are less likely than men to own land. They also use less land and have lower tenure security over the land that they use. ... See More +

Brief 103188 FEB 01, 2016

Goldstein,Markus P.; Houngbedji,Kenneth; Kondylis,Florence; O'Sullivan,Michael B.; Selod,Harris Disclosed

Finding a path to formalization in Benin : early results after the introduction of the entreprenant legal status (English)

In April 2014, the Government of Benin launched the entreprenant status, a simplified and free legal regime offered to small informal businesses to enter the formal economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7510 DEC 09, 2015

Benhassine,Najy; Mckenzie,David J.; Pouliquen,Victor Maurice Joseph; Santini,Massimiliano Disclosed

Formalizing rural land rights in West Africa : early evidence from a randomized impact evaluation in Benin (English)

This paper presents early evidence from the first large-scale randomized-controlled trial of a land formalization program. The study examines the links between land demarcation and investment in rural Benin in light of a model of agricultural production under insecure tenure. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7435 OCT 08, 2015

Goldstein,Markus P.; Houngbedji,Kenneth; Kondylis,Florence; O'Sullivan,Michael B.; Selod,Harris Disclosed

Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - Benin (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2016 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Benin. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 100658 OCT 01, 2015

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Country Data Report for Benin, 1996-2014 (English)

This Country Data Report summarizes the data from the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project for Benin. The WGI report six aggregate governance indicators for over 200 countries and territories over the period 1996-2014, covering: i) voice and accountability, ii) political stability and absence of violence, terrorism, iii) government effectiveness, iv) regulatory quality, v) rule of law, and vi) control of corruption. ... See More +

Working Paper 105405 SEP 15, 2015

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Benin - Innovative public private partnerships for rural water services sustainability : a case study (English)

This case study provides evidence of the possibilities for attracting private sector engagement in piped rural water systems, and also clearly lays out some of the on-going sustainability challenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 108230 JUN 01, 2015

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Benin - Report on the review of the system of management of Public Finances and the financial responsibility of the State (PEMFAR) 2014 : Bénin – Rapport sur la Revue du Système de Gestion des Finances Publiques et de la Responsabilité Financière de l’Etat (PEMFAR) 2014 (French)

This Report on System Review Management of Public Finances and Financial Responsibility of the State of Benin aimed to analyze the overall situation of the public finance management system and public expenditure policies in social sectors in Benin in the formulation of recommendations for improvement of the public finance reform plan being implemented by the Government. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS14057 JUN 01, 2015

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PlaNet guarantee : Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113746 Brief
Can enhancing the benefits of formalization induce informal firms to become formal ? experimental evidence from Benin (English)
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NOV 29, 2016 WPS7900 Policy Research Working Paper
Enhancing the benefits of formalization under a new status in Benin (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 110816 Brief
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Benin (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 109722 Working Paper
Cotonou declaration (English)
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AUG 05, 2016 107676 Working Paper
Policy notes for the new Benin administration : Notes de politiques pour la nouvelle administration Béninoise (French)
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JUL 01, 2016 110328 Working Paper
Benin - Piped water supply systems in rural and small towns (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105959 Brief
Formalizing rural land rights in West Africa : early evidence from a randomized impact evaluation in Benin : Formalisation des droits fonciers dans les zones rurales d'Afrique de l'Ouest : Résultats initiaux d'une étude expérimentale au Bénin (French)
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APR 06, 2016 WPS7435 Policy Research Working Paper
FY15 Benin country opinion survey report (English)
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APR 01, 2016 107939 Working Paper
Benin - e-Learning Project : explore the potential of online education in Benin : Bénin - Projet eLearning : explorer le potentiel de la formation en ligne au Bénin (French)
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APR 01, 2016 105888 Working Paper
Benin - Innovative public private partnerships for rural water services sustainability : a case study (French)
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MAR 01, 2016 108230 Working Paper English
Securing property rights for women and men in rural Benin (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103188 Brief
Securing property rights for women and men in rural Benin : Mieux établir les droits fonciers des femmes et des hommes dans les zones rurales au Bénin (French)
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FEB 01, 2016 103188 Brief
Finding a path to formalization in Benin : early results after the introduction of the entreprenant legal status (English)
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DEC 09, 2015 WPS7510 Policy Research Working Paper
Study on the development of the potential of ICT in the water sector, sanitation and hygiene case study : Benin : Etude sur la valorization du potential des tic dans le secteur eau, assainissement et hygiene etude de cas : Benin (French)
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NOV 01, 2015 107195 Working Paper
Formalizing rural land rights in West Africa : early evidence from a randomized impact evaluation in Benin (English)
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OCT 08, 2015 WPS7435 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - Benin (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100658 Working Paper
Country Data Report for Benin, 1996-2014 (English)
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SEP 15, 2015 105405 Working Paper
Benin - Innovative public private partnerships for rural water services sustainability : a case study (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 108230 Working Paper
Benin - Report on the review of the system of management of Public Finances and the financial responsibility of the State (PEMFAR) 2014 : Bénin – Rapport sur la Revue du Système de Gestion des Finances Publiques et de la Responsabilité Financière de l’Etat (PEMFAR) 2014 (French)
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JUN 01, 2015 ACS14057 Working Paper