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Gabon - Public Expenditure Review : Improving Spending Quality to Foster Inclusive Growth (English)

Public Expenditure Review 124718 JUN 01, 2019

Sakho,Yaye Seynabou; Sorgho,Gaston; Carneiro,Francisco Galrao; Di Gropello,Emanuela; Tovo,Maurizia; Elmaleh,David Jacques; Varma,Sona; Arulpragasam,Jehan Disclosed

Assessing firms' financing constraints in Brazil (English)

Firm surveys often indicate that firms complain a lot about lack of access to financial services, but financing constraints are difficult to identify, given demand and supply considerations and with only surveys based on firms' perceptions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6624 SEP 01, 2013

Claessens, Stijn; Sakho, Yaye Seynabou Disclosed

Does it pay firms to register for taxes? The impact of formality on firm profitability (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study; entitled Does it pay firms to register for taxes? The impact of formality on firm profitability, conducted in Bolivia. ... See More +

Brief 81295 AUG 14, 2013

McKenzie, David; Sakho, Yaye Seynabou Disclosed

Gender in Bolivian production : reducing differences in formality and productivity of firms (English)

A main goal of this study is to determine the variables responsible for the lower formality of women-owned businesses. The companion study (the World Bank 2007a) shows that Bolivia's informal sector is the largest in Latin America by many definitions and measures. ... See More +

Publication 50176 AUG 21, 2009

Sakho, Yaye Seynabou; Lunde, Trine; Arribas-Banos, Maria; Disclosed

Strengthening Bolivian competitiveness : export diversification and inclusive growth (English)

Bolivia's trade liberalization, launched in the mid-1980s, has resulted in a relatively open trade regime; but the results have been mixed. ... See More +

Publication 49928 JUL 20, 2009

Sakho, Seynabou; Calvo-Gonzalez, Oscar Disclosed

Increasing formality and productivity of Bolivian firms (English)

Bolivia's informal sector is the largest in Latin America, by many definitions and measures. Bolivia's high informality rate has been blamed on many factors including the burden of regulation, the weakness of public institutions, and the lack of perceived benefits to being formal. ... See More +

Publication 50358 JUL 06, 2009

Sakho, Yaye Seynabou; McKenzie, David; Loayza, Julio; Velasco, Julio Disclosed

Do marginal firms in Bolivia benefit from formalizing? (English)

The seventh in a new impact series summarizes research which arose from research staff working together with operational staff on a World Bank Economic and Sector Work (ESW) on policies to increase the formality and productivity of firms in Bolivia. ... See More +

Brief 54004 JUN 01, 2009

Mckenzie,David J.; Sakho,Yaye Seynabou Disclosed

Bolivia - Strengthening competitiveness for export diversification and inclusive growth (English)

In this context, a recent World Bank report investigates how Bolivia can achieve greater diversification in the nontraditional sectors through higher compositeness. ... See More +

Brief 46978 JUL 01, 2008

Sakho, Seynabou; Calvo-Gonzalez, Oscar Disclosed

Does it pay firms to register for taxes ? the impact of formality on firm profitability (English)

This paper estimates the impact of registering for taxes on firm profits in Bolivia, the country with the highest levels of informality in Latin America. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4449 DEC 01, 2007

McKenzie, David; Sakho, Yaye Seynabou Disclosed

Contagion and firms' internationalization in Latin America : evidence from Mexico, Brazil, and Chile (English)

The author investigates whether contagion matters when emerging market firms cross-list their stocks in a developed capital market. She develops a rational expectations model where financial markets are segmented along emerging markets' borders and contagion spreads from one emerging market to another through the actions of international investors rebalancing their portfolio using stocks cross-listed in the developed market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4076 DEC 01, 2006

Sakho, Yaye Seynabou Disclosed