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2016 Malawi Investment Climate : A Review of Challenges Faced by the Private Sector (English)

The World Bank conducts investment climate assessments (ICAs) across the globe to analyze private sector performance and to determine principal constraints affecting the private sector in respective countries. ... See More +

Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) 121524 JAN 01, 2016

Chilima,Efrem Zephnath; Record,Richard James Lowden; Mwanza,William Nyambo; Clarke,George R. Disclosed

The internet as a general-purpose technology : firm-level evidence from around the world (English)

This paper uses firm-level data to assess whether telecommunication services are general-purpose technologies (technologies that benefit a large segment of the economy and have long-lasting effect). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7192 FEB 01, 2015

Clarke, George R.G.; Qiang, Christine Zhenwei; Xu, Lixin Colin Disclosed

Investment climate assessment 2014 : policy uncertainty in the midst of a natural resources boom : summary (Laotian)

The World Bank undertakes periodic Investment Climate Assessments in order to provide policymakers with a better understanding of how the private sector is performing and where the principal constraints to increased private sector investment are to be found. ... See More +

Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) 90960 DEC 01, 2014

Clarke,George R.; Nghardsaysone,Konesawang; Record,Richard James Lowden; Seror,Marlon Armand Remy English Disclosed

Investment climate assessment 2014 : policy uncertainty in the midst of a natural resources boom (Vol. 2) : main report (English)

The World Bank undertakes periodic Investment Climate Assessments in order to provide policymakers with a better understanding of how the private sector is performing and where the principal constraints to increased private sector investment are to be found. ... See More +

Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) 90960 DEC 01, 2014

Clarke,George R.; Nghardsaysone,Konesawang; Record,Richard James Lowden; Seror,Marlon Armand Remy Disclosed

Investment climate assessment 2014 : policy uncertainty in the midst of a natural resources boom : summary (English)

The World Bank undertakes periodic Investment Climate Assessments in order to provide policymakers with a better understanding of how the private sector is performing and where the principal constraints to increased private sector investment are to be found. ... See More +

Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) 90960 DEC 01, 2014

Clarke,George R.; Nghardsaysone,Konesawang; Record,Richard James Lowden; Seror,Marlon Armand Remy Laotian Disclosed

Business environment, economic agglomeration and job creation around the world (English)

Based on a comprehensive worldwide firm survey, this paper looks at how the business environment and economic agglomeration affect job creation, holding constant conventional determinants of firm growth, such as firm ownership, size, and age. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6706 NOV 01, 2013

Clarke, George; Li, Yue; Xu, Lixin Colin Disclosed

Performance of manufacturing firms in Africa : an empirical analysis (English)

This book sheds light on the characteristics of formal and informal manufacturing firms in Africa by comparing these firms with firms in other regions. ... See More +

Publication 71732 AUG 07, 2012

Dinh, Hinh T; Clarke, George R.G. Disclosed

Challenges to enterprise performance in the face of the financial crisis : Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)

This report takes stock of enterprise sector performance in 29 countries in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region and its key drivers: access to finance, infrastructure, and labor. ... See More +

Publication 62703 JUN 10, 2011

Kisunko, Gregory; Clarke, George; Cull, Robert; Johns, Kimberly; Schiffbauer, Marc; Tiongson, Erwin; Ubee, Ricky; Tsikata, Yvonne; Islam, Roumeen Disclosed

Nigeria 2011 : an assessment of the investment climate in 26 states (English)

This investment climate analysis reviews the experiences of over 3000 surveyed business owners in 26 states of Nigeria about the aspects of the business climate that affect their businesses. ... See More +

Working Paper 71891 JUN 01, 2011

Iarossi, Giuseppe; Clarke, George R. G. Disclosed

Zambia - Zambia Business Survey (Vol. 5) : Segmenting the market into powerful pictures - Application of the Business Facilities Measure (BFM) (English)

This report forms part of the findings of the Zambia Business Survey (ZBS). The ZBS comprised two separate surveys. The micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) Survey was a nationally representative survey across all nine provinces of individuals who owned and ran their own businesses and employed up to 50 individuals. ... See More +

Working Paper 69809 JUN 01, 2010

Clarke,George R.; Shah, Manu Kedia; Sheppard, Marie; Munro, Juliet; Pearson Jr., Roland V. Disclosed

Zambia - Zambia Business Survey (Vol. 4) : Demand-side analysis of access to financial services for businesses in Zambia (English)

This report forms part of the findings of the Zambia Business Survey (ZBS). The ZBS comprised two separate surveys. The micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) Survey was a nationally representative survey across all nine provinces of individuals who owned and ran their own businesses and employed up to 50 individuals. ... See More +

Working Paper 69809 JUN 01, 2010

Clarke,George R.; Shah, Manu Kedia; Sheppard, Marie; Munro, Juliet; Pearson Jr., Roland V. Disclosed

Zambia - Zambia Business Survey (Vol. 2) : Who's productive in Zambia's private sector? - Evidence from the Zambia Business Survey (English)

This report forms part of the findings of the Zambia Business Survey (ZBS). The ZBS comprised two separate surveys. The micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) Survey was a nationally representative survey across all nine provinces of individuals who owned and ran their own businesses and employed up to 50 individuals. ... See More +

Working Paper 69809 JUN 01, 2010

Clarke,George R.; Shah, Manu Kedia; Sheppard, Marie; Munro, Juliet; Pearson Jr., Roland V. Disclosed

Zambia - Zambia Business Survey : The profile and productivity of Zambian businesses (English)

This report forms part of the findings of the Zambia Business Survey (ZBS). The ZBS comprised two separate surveys. The micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) Survey was a nationally representative survey across all nine provinces of individuals who owned and ran their own businesses and employed up to 50 individuals. ... See More +

Working Paper 69809 JUN 01, 2010

Clarke,George R.; Shah, Manu Kedia; Sheppard, Marie; Munro, Juliet; Pearson Jr., Roland V. Disclosed

2006 information and communications for development : global trends and policies : Main report (English)

The book offers a realistic assessment of experiences, trends, and outlook on the Information, Communications Technology (ICT) sector, with a focus on actual results and justified expectations. ... See More +

Publication 35924 JAN 01, 2006

Zhen-Wei Qiang, Christine; Lanvin, Bruno; Minges, Michael; Swanson, Eric; Wellenius, Bjorn; clarke, George R.; Halewood, Naomi; Adamali, Aref; Coffey, John Oliver; Safdar, Zaid Disclosed

2006 information and communications for development : global trends and policies (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)

The book offers a realistic assessment of experiences, trends, and outlook on the Information, Communications Technology (ICT) sector, with a focus on actual results and justified expectations. ... See More +

Publication 35924 JAN 01, 2006

Zhen-Wei Qiang, Christine; Lanvin, Bruno; Minges, Michael; Swanson, Eric; Wellenius, Bjorn; clarke, George R.; Halewood, Naomi; Adamali, Aref; Coffey, John Oliver; Safdar, Zaid Disclosed

Summary of Senegal investment climate assessment (English)

Since 1994, Senegal has experienced a steady average gross domestic product growth of 4.7 percent, a performance superior to the overall growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (which averaged 3.2 percent between 1994 and 2003). ... See More +

Newsletter 33680 SEP 01, 2005

Marchat, Jean-Michel N.; Azam, Jean-Paul; Clarke, George; Dia, Magueye; Affifi, Mouhssine Disclosed

World development report 2005 : a better investment climate for everyone : Relatorio sobre o desenvolvimento mundial 2005 : um melhor clima de investimento para todos (Portuguese)

Firms and entrepreneurs of all types-from micro-enterprises to multinationals-play a central role in growth and poverty reduction. Their investment decisions drive job creation, the availability and affordability of goods and services for consumers, and the tax revenues governments can draw on to fund health, education, and other services. ... See More +

World Development Report 28829 MAR 01, 2005

Clarke, George; Desai, Raj; Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Irwin, Timothy; Messick, Richard; Scarpetta, Stefano; Smith, Warrick; Tata, Gaiv; Vostroknutova, Ekaterina English, Arabic, French, Russian, Vietnamese, Spanish, German Disclosed

World development report 2005 : a better investment climate for everyone : World development report 2005: a better investment climate for everyone (Russian)

Firms and entrepreneurs of all types-from micro-enterprises to multinationals-play a central role in growth and poverty reduction. Their investment decisions drive job creation, the availability and affordability of goods and services for consumers, and the tax revenues governments can draw on to fund health, education, and other services. ... See More +

World Development Report 28829 JAN 01, 2005

Clarke, George; Desai, Raj; Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Irwin, Timothy; Messick, Richard; Scarpetta, Stefano; Smith, Warrick; Tata, Gaiv; Vostroknutova, Ekaterina English, Arabic, French, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Spanish, German Disclosed

World development report 2005 : a better investment climate for everyone : Rapport sur le developpement dans le monde 2005 : un meilleur climat de l'investissement pour tous (French)

Firms and entrepreneurs of all types-from micro-enterprises to multinationals-play a central role in growth and poverty reduction. Their investment decisions drive job creation, the availability and affordability of goods and services for consumers, and the tax revenues governments can draw on to fund health, education, and other services. ... See More +

World Development Report 28829 JAN 01, 2005

Clarke, George; Desai, Raj; Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Irwin, Timothy; Messick, Richard; Scarpetta, Stefano; Smith, Warrick; Tata, Gaiv; Vostroknutova, Ekaterina English, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Spanish, German Disclosed

Investment climate assessment : Improving enterprise performance and growth in Tanzania (English)

This Investment Climate Assessment is based on an analysis of data collected in the Investment Climate Survey of manufacturing firms in Tanzania. ... See More +

Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) 33663 NOV 01, 2004

Almeida, Rita; Clarke, George; Leechor, Chad; Ouattara, Korotoumou; Ramachandrian, Vijaya; Temesgen, Tilahun Disclosed

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2016 Malawi Investment Climate : A Review of Challenges Faced by the Private Sector (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 121524 Investment Climate Assessment (ICA)
The internet as a general-purpose technology : firm-level evidence from around the world (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7192 Policy Research Working Paper
Investment climate assessment 2014 : policy uncertainty in the midst of a natural resources boom : summary (Laotian)
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DEC 01, 2014 90960 Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) English
Investment climate assessment 2014 : policy uncertainty in the midst of a natural resources boom (Vol. 2) : main report (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 90960 Investment Climate Assessment (ICA)
Investment climate assessment 2014 : policy uncertainty in the midst of a natural resources boom : summary (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 90960 Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) Laotian
Business environment, economic agglomeration and job creation around the world (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6706 Policy Research Working Paper
Performance of manufacturing firms in Africa : an empirical analysis (English)
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AUG 07, 2012 71732 Publication
Challenges to enterprise performance in the face of the financial crisis : Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUN 10, 2011 62703 Publication
Nigeria 2011 : an assessment of the investment climate in 26 states (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 71891 Working Paper
Zambia - Zambia Business Survey (Vol. 5) : Segmenting the market into powerful pictures - Application of the Business Facilities Measure (BFM) (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 69809 Working Paper
Zambia - Zambia Business Survey (Vol. 4) : Demand-side analysis of access to financial services for businesses in Zambia (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 69809 Working Paper
Zambia - Zambia Business Survey (Vol. 2) : Who's productive in Zambia's private sector? - Evidence from the Zambia Business Survey (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2010 69809 Working Paper
Zambia - Zambia Business Survey : The profile and productivity of Zambian businesses (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2010 69809 Working Paper
2006 information and communications for development : global trends and policies : Main report (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2006 35924 Publication
2006 information and communications for development : global trends and policies (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2006 35924 Publication
Summary of Senegal investment climate assessment (English)
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SEP 01, 2005 33680 Newsletter
World development report 2005 : a better investment climate for everyone : Relatorio sobre o desenvolvimento mundial 2005 : um melhor clima de investimento para todos (Portuguese)
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MAR 01, 2005 28829 World Development Report English, Arabic, French, Russian, Vietnamese, Spanish, German
World development report 2005 : a better investment climate for everyone : World development report 2005: a better investment climate for everyone (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2005 28829 World Development Report English, Arabic, French, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Spanish, German
World development report 2005 : a better investment climate for everyone : Rapport sur le developpement dans le monde 2005 : un meilleur climat de l'investissement pour tous (French)
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JAN 01, 2005 28829 World Development Report English, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Spanish, German
Investment climate assessment : Improving enterprise performance and growth in Tanzania (English)
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NOV 01, 2004 33663 Investment Climate Assessment (ICA)