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Can Regulation Promote Financial Inclusion ? (English)

Despite the commitments of the development community toward broader access to finance, financial inclusion rates worldwide are rather unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8711 JAN 18, 2019

Chen,Rong - DECID; Divanbeigi,Raian Disclosed

Regulatory constraints to agricultural productivity (English)

The economic thinking around the role of agriculture for development has evolved since the 1950s. Over the past decades, the agriculture sector has been rediscovered as a sector with great potential for triggering growth, reducing poverty and inequality, providing food security, and delivering environmental services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8199 SEP 20, 2017

Divanbeigi,Raian; Saliola,Federica Disclosed

The regulation of agriculture in developing East Asia (English)

Developing countries across East Asia have made impressive progress in economic development. Despite the effect of the 1997-1998 financial crisis, poverty rates in the region have been consistently declining. ... See More +

Working Paper 117646 JAN 01, 2017

Divanbeigi,Raian; Kayumova,Marina Disclosed

Structural transformation of the agricultural sector : a primer (English)

In developing countries, structural transformation started much later, mostly in the 1900s. The structural transformation of the agricultural sector has been characterized by the relative decline of basic agriculture; the rising importance of agribusiness, which includes the value added for agro-related industries and for agricultural trade and distribution services; as well as the growing share of high-value agricultural products in international trade with respect to traditional exports. ... See More +

Brief 104231 MAR 01, 2016

Divanbeigi,Raian; Paustian,Nina; Loayza,Norman V. Disclosed

Business regulations and growth (English)

Over the past decade, there has been increased interest in improving business regulations, in part because of the increased availability of data that can inform and monitor those improvements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7299 JUN 09, 2015

Divanbeigi,Raian; Ramalho,Rita Disclosed