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Learning from IDA experience : lessons from IEG evaluations (English)

At the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015, world leaders endorsed 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). ... See More +

Working Paper 107279 JAN 01, 2016

Sun,Xiaolun; Dani,Anis A.; Guerrero Ortiz,Ramon Pablo; Li,Xue; Tyrrell,Anthony Martin; Batra,Geeta; Huppi,Monika; Gaarder,Marie; York, Nick; Heider,Caroline Disclosed

Kazakhstan - Country program evaluation FY04-13 : an independent evaluation (English)

Kazakhstan made steady progress on poverty reduction and social development during the review period, driven by impressive economic growth and rising hydrocarbon prices. ... See More +

Working Paper 99358 JAN 01, 2015

Atanesyan,Konstantin; Batra,Geeta; York, Nick; Heider,Caroline Disclosed

Selectivity in country strategies : the evidence (English)

The World Bank Group (WBG) has adopted a new strategy which sets two ambitious goals of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 94976 JAN 01, 2015

Sun, Xiaolun; Sanchez, Luis Alvaro; Paecz, Carla; Hovhannisyan, Shoghik; Li, Xue; Batra, Geeta Disclosed

Zambia - Country program evaluation FY04-13 : an independent evaluation (English)

From 2004 to 2012, Zambia experienced a combination of good economic policies and high rates of growth not seen since the early years after its independence. ... See More +

Working Paper 99360 JAN 01, 2015

Atanesyan,Konstantin; Batra,Geeta; York, Nick; Heider,Caroline Disclosed

Direct support to private firms - evidence on effectiveness (English)

Governments use a variety of instruments to provide direct support to private enterprises. These include the provision of finance (subsidized and/or directed credit) and business development services (management and marketing advice to small businesses, agricultural extension services, support for enterprise level training and support to technology development). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3170 NOV 30, 2003

Batra, Geeta;Mahmood,Syed A.;

Investment climate around the world : voices of the firms from the world busines environment survey (WBES) (English)

The analysis of firm-level data collected through parallel international enterprise surveys can reveal important linkages between governance constraints and business growth and investment. ... See More +

Publication 26103 MAY 31, 2003

Batra, Geeta; Kaufmann, Daniel; Stone, Andrew H. W.

The World Bank economic review 12(1) (English)

Does Mercosur's trade performance raise concerns about the effects of regional trade agreements?, by Alexander J. Yeats. A panel data analysis of the fungibility of foreign aid, by Tarhan Feyzioglu, Vinaya Swaroop, and Min Zhu. ... See More +

Publication 17997 JAN 31, 1998

Yeats, Alexander J.; Feyzioglu, Tarhan; Swaroop, Vinaya; Min Zhu; Bee Yan Aw; Batra, Geeta; Jolliffe, Dean; Lopez, Ramon; von Amsberg, Joachim; Anning Wei; Guba,Waldemar; Burcroff, Richard, 2nd

Technological capability and firm efficiency in Taiwan (China) (English)

This article highlights the importance of firms' own investments in technological capability. Recent research on the nature and extent of technical change in developing countries shows that the accumulation of technological capability should be treated not as a by-product of some other activity but as an activity in its own right. ... See More +

Journal Article 77263 JAN 01, 1998

Aw, Bee Yan; Batra, Geeta Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 11 (1) (English)

How international exchange, technology, and institutions affect workers : an introduction; by Ishac Diwan, and Michael Walton. Learning by trading and the returns to human capital in developing countries; by Christopher A. ... See More +

Publication 26449 JAN 31, 1997

Syrquin, Moshe [editor]; Diwan, Ishac; Walton, Michael; Pissarides, Christopher A.; Wood, Adrian; Tan, Hong; Batra, Geeta; Assaad,Ragui; Squire, Lyn; Suthiwart-Narueput, Sethaput; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Ghanem, Hafez; Thierfelder, Karen; Banerji, Arup

Technology and firm size wage differentials in Colombia, Mexico, and Taiwan (China) (English)

In many economies, studies have found large wage differentials not accounted for by workforce characteristics, collective bargaining, or market power. ... See More +

Journal Article 77243 JAN 01, 1997

Tan, Hong; Batra, Geeta Disclosed

Technical efficiency of SMEs : comparative evidence from developing economies (English)

The role of small scale industries in providing productive employment and earning opportunities has emerged as an important concern among policy makers, donor agencies and researchers. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 15257 OCT 31, 1995

Hong W. Tan; Batra, Geeta

Enterprise training in developing countries : overview of incidence, determinants, and productivity outcomes (English)

Unique firm-level data from five developing countries -- Colombia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Taiwan and China -- were assembled to provide a first look at the incidence, determinants, and productivity outcomes of enterprise training in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 15136 SEP 30, 1995

Hong W. Tan; Batra, Geeta

Technology and industry wage differentials : evidence from three developing countries (English)

Studies in many countries find large wage differentials not accounted for by workforce characteristics, collective bargaining, or market power. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 15139 AUG 31, 1995

Hong Tan; Batra, Geeta

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Learning from IDA experience : lessons from IEG evaluations (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 107279 Working Paper
Kazakhstan - Country program evaluation FY04-13 : an independent evaluation (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 99358 Working Paper
Selectivity in country strategies : the evidence (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94976 Working Paper
Zambia - Country program evaluation FY04-13 : an independent evaluation (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 99360 Working Paper
Direct support to private firms - evidence on effectiveness (English)
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NOV 30, 2003 WPS3170 Policy Research Working Paper
Investment climate around the world : voices of the firms from the world busines environment survey (WBES) (English)
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MAY 31, 2003 26103 Publication
The World Bank economic review 12(1) (English)
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JAN 31, 1998 17997 Publication
Technological capability and firm efficiency in Taiwan (China) (English)
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JAN 01, 1998 77263 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 11 (1) (English)
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JAN 31, 1997 26449 Publication
Technology and firm size wage differentials in Colombia, Mexico, and Taiwan (China) (English)
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JAN 01, 1997 77243 Journal Article
Technical efficiency of SMEs : comparative evidence from developing economies (English)
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OCT 31, 1995 15257 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Enterprise training in developing countries : overview of incidence, determinants, and productivity outcomes (English)
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SEP 30, 1995 15136 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Technology and industry wage differentials : evidence from three developing countries (English)
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AUG 31, 1995 15139 Working Paper (Numbered Series)