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Are Firm Capabilities Holding Back Firms in Mozambique? (English)

Firm capabilities - abilities and practices to operate and innovate - are considered important drivers of firm performance. While the analysis of their importance is well established in developed countries, its study in the African context is more recent. ... See More +

Report 138990 JUN 25, 2019

Geginat,Carolin; Davies,Elwyn Adriaan Robin; Conconi,Adriana; Aga,Gemechu A.; Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao Disclosed

Informal Firms in Mozambique : Status and Potential (English)

In most countries in Africa, the informal sector is large and exhibits low levels of productivity compared to the formal economy: informal firms are typically small, inefficient, and run by entrepreneurs with low levels of education. ... See More +

Report 138991 JUN 25, 2019

Geginat,Carolin; Davies,Elwyn Adriaan Robin; Conconi,Adriana; Aga,Gemechu A.; Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao Disclosed

Mozambique economic update : a two speed economy (English)

The third edition of the Mozambique Economic Update comes at a time when the economy is beginning to show some signs of recovery in 2017. But as extractives and other large industries drive the recent developments, whilst small and medium enterprises lag behind, Mozambique is increasingly showing the signs of being "A two-speed economy". ... See More +

Working Paper 117784 JUL 01, 2017

Mahdi,Shireen; Geginat,Carolin; Massingue,Anna Carlotta Allen; Antunes Morgado,Joao Leonel; Aga,Gemechu A.; Mucavele,Adelina Portuguese Disclosed

Mozambique economic update : a two speed economy : Acutalidade económica de Moçambique: uma economia a duas velocidades (Portuguese)

The third edition of the Mozambique Economic Update comes at a time when the economy is beginning to show some signs of recovery in 2017. But as extractives and other large industries drive the recent developments, whilst small and medium enterprises lag behind, Mozambique is increasingly showing the signs of being "A two-speed economy". ... See More +

Working Paper 117784 JUL 01, 2017

Mahdi,Shireen; Geginat,Carolin; Massingue,Anna Carlotta Allen; Antunes Morgado,Joao Leonel; Aga,Gemechu A.; Mucavele,Adelina English Disclosed

Unlocking firm level productivity and promoting more inclusive growth : the role of innovation in Ethiopia (English)

Rapid and consistent economic growth of Ethiopia over the past decade has contributed to reducing the number of people living in poverty. The Government of Ethiopia has created the growth and transformation plan (GTP), focusing on two overarching themes: fostering competitiveness and employment, and enhancing resilience and reducing vulnerabilities. ... See More +

Working Paper 102923 JAN 01, 2016

Kuriakose,Smita; Tsuzaki,Hiroyuki; Aga,Gemechu A. Disclosed

SMEs, age, and jobs : a review of the literature, metrics, and evidence (English)

The subject of which firms are the key employers—and which of these create or destroy jobs at a faster rate—is eminently important for academics and policy makers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7493 NOV 13, 2015

Aga,Gemechu A.; Francis,David C.; Rodriguez Meza,Jorge Luis Disclosed

As the market churns : estimates of firm exit and job loss using the World Bank's enterprise surveys (English)

This paper uses a unique data set of panel firms from the World Bank's Enterprise Surveys in 47 economies, to provide estimates of the patterns of firm exit, and analyzes various firm characteristics and conditions under which firms leave the market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7218 MAR 23, 2015

Aga,Gemechu A.; Francis,David C. Disclosed

International remittances and financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper uses World Bank survey data, including about 10,000 households in five countries -- Burkina Faso, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and Uganda -- to investigate the link between international remittances and households' financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6991 JUL 01, 2014

Aga, Gemechu Ayana; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad Disclosed

Migration and Development Brief (English)

Officially recorded remittance flows to developing countries reached an estimated $401 billion in 2012, growing by 5.3 percent compared with 2011. ... See More +

Brief 77967 APR 19, 2013

Aga, Gemechu Ayana; Eigen-Zucchi, Christian; Plaza, Sonia; Silwal, Ani Rudra Disclosed

Remittances to developing countries will surpass 400 billion dollar in 2012 (English)

The officially recorded remittances to developing countries are expected to reach 406 billion dollar in 2012, up by 6.5 percentage from 381 billion dollar in 2011. ... See More +

Brief 77968 NOV 20, 2012

Ratha, Dilip Age; Gemechu Ayana; Silwal, Ani Disclosed