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Micro-Equity for Microenterprises (English)

Many microenterprises in developing countries have high returns to capital, but also face risky revenue streams. In principle, equity offers several advantages over debt when financing investments of this nature, but the use of equity in practice has been largely limited to investments in much larger firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8799 APR 01, 2019

De Mel,Suresh; Mckenzie,David J.; Woodruff,Christopher M. Disclosed

Estimating Small Area Population Density Using Survey Data and Satellite Imagery : An Application to Sri Lanka (English)

Country-level census data are typically collected once every 10 years. However, conflict, migration, urbanization, and natural disasters can cause rapid shifts in local population patterns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8776 MAR 12, 2019

Engstrom,Ryan; Newhouse,David Locke; Soundararajan,Vidhya Disclosed

Estimating Small Area Population Density Using Survey Data and Satellite Imagery : An Application to Sri Lanka (English)

Country-level census data are typically collected once every 10 years. However, conflict, migration, urbanization, and natural disasters can cause rapid shifts in local population patters. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 135265 MAR 12, 2019

Engstrom,Ryan; Newhouse,David Locke; Soundararajan,Vidhya Disclosed

Sri Lanka Development Update : Demographic Change in Sri Lanka (English)

The year 2018 was a challenging year for Sri Lanka. Growth remained subdued, although there have been signs of a recovery in the first half from the impact of a series of natural calamities in the preceding two years. ... See More +

Working Paper 134581 FEB 01, 2019

Im,Fernando Gabriel; Abeygunawardana,Kishan Weditha Namanayaka Disclosed

Tackling Childcare : The Business Case for Employer-supported Childcare in Sri Lanka : Case Study - MAS Holdings : Garments and Apparel (English)

MAS Kreeda is a sportwear manufacturing unit of MAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, an IFC client company, and member of both IFC's SheWorks Sri Lanka partnership and IFC's Global Tackling Childcare Partnership. ... See More +

Working Paper 134213 DEC 31, 2018

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Tackling Childcare : The Business Case for Employer-supported Childcare in Sri Lanka : Case Study - Standard Chartered Bank : Banking and Financial Services (English)

For Standard Chartered Bank (SC), a member of IFC's SheWorks partnership in Sri Lanka, providing childcare support and measures to improve employee work-life balance is part of SC's broader corporate objectives of increasing gender parity in the workplace. ... See More +

Working Paper 134215 DEC 31, 2018

Disclosed

Tackling Childcare : The Business Case for Employer-supported Childcare in Sri Lanka (English)

Selyn Exporters (Pvt) Ltd engages the traditional Sri Lankan community of hand loom weavers in producing fashion items and accessories, home products, toys and fabrics and was founded in 1991. ... See More +

Working Paper 134214 DEC 31, 2018

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Tackling Childcare : The Business Case for Employer-supported Childcare in Sri Lanka : Case Study - LSEG Technology : Financial Technology (English)

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Colombo, former Millennium IT now rebranded as LSEG Technology, was acquired by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) in October 2009. ... See More +

Working Paper 134212 DEC 31, 2018

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Tackling Childcare : The Business Case for Employer-supported Childcard in Sri Lanka - Executive Summary (English)

This report Tackling Childcare: The Business Case for Employer-supported Childcare in Sri Lanka responds to IFC client and partner demand for country-specific business case evidence on childcare and practical guidance on putting ideas into practice. ... See More +

Working Paper 134218 DEC 21, 2018

Arabic, French, Bosnian Disclosed

Tackling Childcare : The Business Case for Employer-supported Childcard in Sri Lanka - Case Study : WSO2 : Information Technology (English)

WS02, an IT company with offices in Australia, Brazil, Sri Lanka, the UK and US, is a pioneer in middleware applications, a software that connects other software components to create a seamless workflow for business operations. ... See More +

Working Paper 134217 DEC 01, 2018

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Tackling Childcare : The Business Case for Employer-supported Childcare in Sri Lanka : Case Study – Fairway Holdings (Pvt) Ltd - Diversified Business (English)

Founded in 2004, Fairway Holdings (Pvt) Ltd is a market leader in luxury residential and commercial high-rise developments. They extended their business acumen to diverse ventures in Leisure, Aviation, Trading, Pharmaceuticals, Financial Services , Bio Technology and Renewable Energy. ... See More +

Working Paper 134209 DEC 01, 2018

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Tackling Childcare : The Business Case for Employer-supported Childcare in Sri Lanka : Case Study – F.J. and G. de Saram - Legal Services (English)

F. J. and G. de Saram , established in 1841 in Colombo, is the oldest and one of the largest law firms in Sri Lanka. It is a full-service law firm providing legal services in all areas of corporate and commercial law to its clientele which includes leading business houses in Sri Lanka and the majority of the transnational corporations engaged in business in Sri Lanka, including Fortune 500 companies and multilateral agencies. ... See More +

Working Paper 134210 DEC 01, 2018

Disclosed

Tackling Childcare : The Business Case for Employer-supported Childcare in Sri Lanka : Case Study – Brandix Lanka – Garments and Apparel (English)

One of the objectives for Brandix is to reduce their hiring and onboarding costs and encourage higher maternity return rates, especially for employees who are responsible for large portfolios and client relations. ... See More +

Working Paper 134208 DEC 01, 2018

Disclosed

Tackling Childcare : The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare in Sri Lanka - Case Study : Hemas Holdings PLC (English)

One of the Sri Lanka’s fastest growing conglomerates, Hemas Holdings PLC, a member of International Finance Corporation (IFC’s) SheWorks partnership in Sri Lanka, touches the lives of millions of loyal customers with their wellness, leisure, and mobility services. ... See More +

Working Paper 134211 DEC 01, 2018

Disclosed

Tackling Childcare : The Business Case for Employer-supported Childcard in Sri Lanka (English)

This report Tackling Childcare: The Business Case for Employer-supported Childcare in Sri Lanka responds to IFC client and partner demand for country-specific business case evidence on childcare and practical guidance on putting ideas into practice. ... See More +

Working Paper 134219 DEC 01, 2018

Disclosed

Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Sri Lanka (English)

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 covers 11 areas of business regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 131801 OCT 31, 2018

Disclosed

A Proxy Means Test for Sri Lanka (English)

This paper intends to inform the effort of the Sri Lankan government to reform the targeting efficacy of its social protection programs, in particular, Samurdhi, which currently distributes benefits based on self-reported income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8605 OCT 09, 2018

Sebastian,Ashwini Rekha; Shivakumaran,Shivapragasam; Silwal,Ani Rudra; Newhouse,David Locke; Walker,Thomas; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Shadows of Conflict in Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka : Socioeconomic Challenges and a Way Forward (English)

This volume summarizes a series of studies undertaken to better understand the current socioeconomic context of the Northern and Eastern provinces in Sri Lanka. ... See More +

Publication 130701 OCT 09, 2018

O'Donnell,Anna Charlotte; Razaak,Mohamed Ghani; Kostner,Markus; Perumpillai-Essex,Jeeva Disclosed

Integrating Nutrition Promotion and Rural Development in Sri Lanka (English)

'Integrating Nutrition Promotion and Rural Development' (INPARD) is a multisectoral approach to delivering nutrition-related interventions in rural development programmes in Sri Lanka. ... See More +

Working Paper 130658 OCT 01, 2018

Disclosed

A Proxy Means Test for Sri Lanka (English)

This paper intends to inform the effort of the Sri Lankan government to reform the targeting efficacy of its social protection programs, in particular, Samurdhi, which currently distributes benefits based on self-reported income. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131470 OCT 01, 2018

Sebastian,Ashwini Rekha; Shivakumaran,Shivapragasam; Silwal,Ani Rudra; Newhouse,David Locke; Walker,Thomas; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

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Micro-Equity for Microenterprises (English)
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APR 01, 2019 WPS8799 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating Small Area Population Density Using Survey Data and Satellite Imagery : An Application to Sri Lanka (English)
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MAR 12, 2019 WPS8776 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating Small Area Population Density Using Survey Data and Satellite Imagery : An Application to Sri Lanka (English)
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MAR 12, 2019 135265 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Sri Lanka Development Update : Demographic Change in Sri Lanka (English)
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FEB 01, 2019 134581 Working Paper
Tackling Childcare : The Business Case for Employer-supported Childcare in Sri Lanka : Case Study - MAS Holdings : Garments and Apparel (English)
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DEC 31, 2018 134213 Working Paper
Tackling Childcare : The Business Case for Employer-supported Childcare in Sri Lanka : Case Study - Standard Chartered Bank : Banking and Financial Services (English)
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DEC 31, 2018 134215 Working Paper
Tackling Childcare : The Business Case for Employer-supported Childcare in Sri Lanka (English)
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DEC 31, 2018 134214 Working Paper
Tackling Childcare : The Business Case for Employer-supported Childcare in Sri Lanka : Case Study - LSEG Technology : Financial Technology (English)
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DEC 31, 2018 134212 Working Paper
Tackling Childcare : The Business Case for Employer-supported Childcard in Sri Lanka - Executive Summary (English)
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DEC 21, 2018 134218 Working Paper Arabic, French, Bosnian
Tackling Childcare : The Business Case for Employer-supported Childcard in Sri Lanka - Case Study : WSO2 : Information Technology (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 134217 Working Paper
Tackling Childcare : The Business Case for Employer-supported Childcare in Sri Lanka : Case Study – Fairway Holdings (Pvt) Ltd - Diversified Business (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 134209 Working Paper
Tackling Childcare : The Business Case for Employer-supported Childcare in Sri Lanka : Case Study – F.J. and G. de Saram - Legal Services (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 134210 Working Paper
Tackling Childcare : The Business Case for Employer-supported Childcare in Sri Lanka : Case Study – Brandix Lanka – Garments and Apparel (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 134208 Working Paper
Tackling Childcare : The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare in Sri Lanka - Case Study : Hemas Holdings PLC (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 134211 Working Paper
Tackling Childcare : The Business Case for Employer-supported Childcard in Sri Lanka (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 134219 Working Paper
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Sri Lanka (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131801 Working Paper
A Proxy Means Test for Sri Lanka (English)
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OCT 09, 2018 WPS8605 Policy Research Working Paper
Shadows of Conflict in Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka : Socioeconomic Challenges and a Way Forward (English)
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OCT 09, 2018 130701 Publication
Integrating Nutrition Promotion and Rural Development in Sri Lanka (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130658 Working Paper
A Proxy Means Test for Sri Lanka (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 131470 Working Paper (Numbered Series)