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Firm size and the business environment : worldwide survey results (English)

The development of the small, and medium enterprise sector is believed to be crucial for economic growth, and poverty alleviation. Those who seek to develop the sector, must consent with the general perception that small- and medium-scale enterprises are at a disadvantage, compared with larger firms. ... See More +

Publication IFD43 AUG 31, 2001

Schiffer, Mirjam; Weder, Beatrice

The World Bank economic review 12(3) (English)

Credibility of rules and economic growth: evidence from a worldwide survey of the private sector, by Aymo Brunetti, Gregory Kisunko, and Beatrice Weder. ... See More +

Publication 18734 SEP 30, 1998

Brunetti, Aymo; Kisunko, Gregory; Weder, Beatrice; Deininger, Klaus; Squire, Lyn; Basu, Swati; Bloom, David E.; Williamson, Jeffrey G.; Pradhan, Menno; Rawlings, Laura; Ridder, Geert; Masson, Paul R.; Bayoumi, Tamim; Samiei, Hossein; Morisset, Jacques; Canning, David

Credibility of rules and economic growth : evidence from a worldwide survey of the private sector (English)

A business environment characterized by 'incredible' rules such as unclear property rights, constant policy surprises and reversals, uncertain contract enforcement, and high corruption most likely translates into lower investment and growth. ... See More +

Journal Article 77273 SEP 01, 1998

Brunetti, Aymo; Kisunko, Gregory; Weder, Beatrice Disclosed

How businesses see government - responses from private sector surveys in 69 countries (English)

This discussion paper draws on a survey of private sector businesses conducted in preparation for the World Bank's World Development Report 1997 and on parallel surveys in OECD countries. ... See More +

Publication IFD33 JAN 31, 1998

Brunetti, Aymo; Kisunko, Gregory; Weder, Beatrice

Investment and institutional uncertainty - a comparative study of different uncertainty measures (English)

This technical paper considers how various dimensions of institutional uncertainty affect the developing countries' investment rates. The paper is the first to present a comparative analysis of uncertainty variables in sixty countries by means of a standardized data set, and to analyze the effects on investment over a uniform time period. ... See More +

Publication 17386 DEC 31, 1997

Brunetti, Aymo; Weder, Beatrice

Institutions in transition : reliability of rules and economic performance in former Socialist countries (English)

Building reliable institutions that support a market system is widely believed to be critical to a successful economic transition. The authors present indicators on the predictability of the institutional framework across twenty transition economies -including indicators of the predictability of rules, political stability, the security of property rights, the reliability of the judiciary, and the lack of corruption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1809 AUG 31, 1997

Brunetti, Aymo; Kisunko, Gregory; Weder, Beatrice

World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world : Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 1997 : el estado en un mundo en transformacion (Spanish)

This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. ... See More +

World Development Report 17300 AUG 01, 1997

Chhibber,Ajay; Commander,Simon John; Evans,Alison Margaret; Fuhr,Harald L.; Kane, Cheikh T.; Leechor,Chad; Levy,Brian David; Pradhan,Sanjay; Weder,Beatrice Silvia English, Arabic, French, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese Disclosed

World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world (Russian)

This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. ... See More +

World Development Report 17300 JUN 30, 1997

Chhibber,Ajay; Commander,Simon John; Evans,Alison Margaret; Fuhr,Harald L.; Kane, Cheikh T.; Leechor,Chad; Levy,Brian David; Pradhan,Sanjay; Weder,Beatrice Silvia English, Arabic, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese Disclosed

World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world : Rapport sur le développement dans le monde 1997 - l'etat dans un minde en mutation (French)

This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. ... See More +

World Development Report 17300 JUN 01, 1997

Chhibber,Ajay; Commander,Simon John; Evans,Alison Margaret; Fuhr,Harald L.; Kane, Cheikh T.; Leechor,Chad; Levy,Brian David; Pradhan,Sanjay; Weder,Beatrice Silvia English, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese Disclosed

World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world (Chinese)

This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. ... See More +

World Development Report 17300 JUN 01, 1997

Chhibber,Ajay; Commander,Simon John; Evans,Alison Margaret; Fuhr,Harald L.; Kane, Cheikh T.; Leechor,Chad; Levy,Brian David; Pradhan,Sanjay; Weder,Beatrice Silvia English, Arabic, French, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese Disclosed

World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world (English)

This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. ... See More +

World Development Report 17300 JUN 01, 1997

Chhibber,Ajay; Commander,Simon John; Evans,Alison Margaret; Fuhr,Harald L.; Kane, Cheikh T.; Leechor,Chad; Levy,Brian David; Pradhan,Sanjay; Weder,Beatrice Silvia Arabic, French, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese Disclosed

World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world (Arabic)

This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. ... See More +

World Development Report 17300 JUN 01, 1997

Chhibber,Ajay; Commander,Simon John; Evans,Alison Margaret; Fuhr,Harald L.; Kane, Cheikh T.; Leechor,Chad; Levy,Brian David; Pradhan,Sanjay; Weder,Beatrice Silvia English, French, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese Disclosed

Institutional obstacles to doing business : region-by-region results from a worldwide survey of the private sector (English)

Case studies and anecdotal evidence have suggested that uncertainty about policies, laws, and regulations has hampered development of the private sector in many developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1759 APR 30, 1997

BRUNETTI, AYMO AART OLIVER; Kisunko,Gregory; Weder,Beatrice Silvia Disclosed

Credibility of rules and economic growth : evidence from a worldwide survey of the private sector (English)

Economic theory and case study evidence have long suggested that institutional factors, such as well-defined property and contract rights, may be crucial in explaining differences in economic performance across countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1760 APR 30, 1997

Brunnetti, Aymo; Kisunko, Gregory; Weder, Beatrice

World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world : Relatorio sobre o desenvolvimento mundial 1997 : o estado num mundo em transformacao (Portuguese)

This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. ... See More +

World Development Report 17300 JAN 01, 1997

Chhibber,Ajay; Commander,Simon John; Evans,Alison Margaret; Fuhr,Harald L.; Kane, Cheikh T.; Leechor,Chad; Levy,Brian David; Pradhan,Sanjay; Weder,Beatrice Silvia English, Arabic, French, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese Disclosed

World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world (Japanese)

This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. ... See More +

World Development Report 17300 JAN 01, 1997

Chhibber,Ajay; Commander,Simon John; Evans,Alison Margaret; Fuhr,Harald L.; Kane, Cheikh T.; Leechor,Chad; Levy,Brian David; Pradhan,Sanjay; Weder,Beatrice Silvia English, Arabic, French, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish Disclosed

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Firm size and the business environment : worldwide survey results (English)
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AUG 31, 2001 IFD43 Publication
The World Bank economic review 12(3) (English)
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SEP 30, 1998 18734 Publication
Credibility of rules and economic growth : evidence from a worldwide survey of the private sector (English)
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SEP 01, 1998 77273 Journal Article
How businesses see government - responses from private sector surveys in 69 countries (English)
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JAN 31, 1998 IFD33 Publication
Investment and institutional uncertainty - a comparative study of different uncertainty measures (English)
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DEC 31, 1997 17386 Publication
Institutions in transition : reliability of rules and economic performance in former Socialist countries (English)
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AUG 31, 1997 WPS1809 Policy Research Working Paper
World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world : Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 1997 : el estado en un mundo en transformacion (Spanish)
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AUG 01, 1997 17300 World Development Report English, Arabic, French, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese
World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world (Russian)
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JUN 30, 1997 17300 World Development Report English, Arabic, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese
World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world : Rapport sur le développement dans le monde 1997 - l'etat dans un minde en mutation (French)
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JUN 01, 1997 17300 World Development Report English, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese
World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world (Chinese)
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JUN 01, 1997 17300 World Development Report English, Arabic, French, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese
World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world (English)
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JUN 01, 1997 17300 World Development Report Arabic, French, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese
World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world (Arabic)
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JUN 01, 1997 17300 World Development Report English, French, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese
Institutional obstacles to doing business : region-by-region results from a worldwide survey of the private sector (English)
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APR 30, 1997 WPS1759 Policy Research Working Paper
Credibility of rules and economic growth : evidence from a worldwide survey of the private sector (English)
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APR 30, 1997 WPS1760 Policy Research Working Paper
World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world : Relatorio sobre o desenvolvimento mundial 1997 : o estado num mundo em transformacao (Portuguese)
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JAN 01, 1997 17300 World Development Report English, Arabic, French, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese
World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world (Japanese)
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JAN 01, 1997 17300 World Development Report English, Arabic, French, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish