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Blockchain : Opportunities for Private Enterprises in Emerging Markets (English)

Blockchain is an emerging technology that offers the possibility of re-engineering economic models and enabling the creation of markets and products that were previously unavailable or unprofitable across emerging markets. ... See More +

Working Paper 134063 JAN 01, 2019

Miller,Douglas; Mockel,Peter; Myers,Gordon I.; Niforos,Marina; Ramachandran,Vijaya; Rehermann,Thomas; Salmon,John Disclosed

How technology creates markets : trends and examples for private investors in emerging markets : How technology creates markets (English)

This report focuses on how technology is contributing to market creation and expansion in emerging markets. It includes analysis and examples of increased access to products and services—energy, financial, and other types—that have been unavailable to large population segments. ... See More +

Working Paper 128853 APR 01, 2018

Aisenberg,Igal; Alexander,Alexander Jonathan; Haile,Abenet Bekele; Del Carpio Ponce,Paola Elvira; Hammah,Nana Esi Botsewa; Hommes,Martin; Mills,Anthony Jan; Mölders, Florian; Ong,Sean Frederick; Rehermann,Thomas; Saal,Matthew; Saleem,Qamar; Sepulveda,Edgardo; Shi, Lin; Solomon,Bensam Biniam; Sorokina,Aksinya; Starnes,Susan K.; Strusani,Davide; Volk,Ariane Tamara Disclosed

Digital financial services : challenges and opportunities for emerging market banks (English)

A digital transformation is taking place in the financial services industry, with a host of non-bank innovators offering both customer facing and back office financial technology products and services. ... See More +

Brief 118736 AUG 01, 2017

Saal,Matthew; Starnes,Susan K.; Rehermann,Thomas Disclosed

Can blockchain technology address de-risking in emerging markets? (English)

Block chain, or distributed ledger technology, has the potential to address many problems in emerging markets. In this note the authors consider whether block chain can be used to mitigate the problem of de-risking by financial institutions, which affects receivers of remittances, businesses that need correspondent banking relationships, and charities working in conflict countries. ... See More +

Brief 115707 MAY 24, 2017

Ramachandran,Vijaya; Rehermann,Thomas Disclosed

Queen Alia International Airport : the role of IFC in facilitating private investment in a large airport project (English)

In 2007 Jordan lacked the financial resources and experience to embark on a renovation and expansion of its international airport, a colossal public-private undertaking. ... See More +

Brief 115708 APR 20, 2017

Shi,Lin; Rehermann,Thomas Disclosed

Creating agricultural markets : how the Ethiopia commodity exchange connects farmers and buyers through partnership and technology (English)

Commodity exchanges can provide emerging market economies with orderly, transparent, and efficient markets by acting as mechanisms that mitigate price risk, discover equilibrium prices, and connect buyers and sellers. ... See More +

Brief 115706 APR 01, 2017

Haile,Abenet Bekele; Volk,Ariane Tamara; Rehermann,Thomas Disclosed

Blockchain : opportunities for private enterprises in emerging market (English)

The six chapters that follow provide an overview of the technology (chapter one) and its unfolding applications in emerging markets (chapter two). ... See More +

Working Paper 121278 JAN 01, 2017

Niforos, Marina; Ramachandran,Vijaya; Rehermann,Thomas; Kpere-Daibo,Ofeoritse Ruth Disclosed

Attracting private investment through power sector reforms (English)

Private sector investment is much needed in emerging markets to upgrade energy supplies, but too often power utilities in these markets are uncompetitive. ... See More +

Brief 109469 OCT 01, 2016

Rehermann,Thomas; Shi, Lin Disclosed

How emerging market leaders can spur technological gains (English)

New technologies help firms in emerging markets make significant gains. But these firms often face barriers to successfully incorporating new technologies into their businesses. ... See More +

Brief 109464 SEP 01, 2016

Moelders,Florian; Rehermann,Thomas; Hammah,Nana Esi Botsewa Disclosed