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Are Firm Capabilities Holding Back Firms in Mozambique? (English)

Firm capabilities - abilities and practices to operate and innovate - are considered important drivers of firm performance. While the analysis of their importance is well established in developed countries, its study in the African context is more recent. ... See More +

Report 138990 JUN 25, 2019

Geginat,Carolin; Davies,Elwyn Adriaan Robin; Conconi,Adriana; Aga,Gemechu A.; Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao Disclosed

Informal Firms in Mozambique : Status and Potential (English)

In most countries in Africa, the informal sector is large and exhibits low levels of productivity compared to the formal economy: informal firms are typically small, inefficient, and run by entrepreneurs with low levels of education. ... See More +

Report 138991 JUN 25, 2019

Geginat,Carolin; Davies,Elwyn Adriaan Robin; Conconi,Adriana; Aga,Gemechu A.; Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao Disclosed

Mozambique economic update : a two speed economy (English)

The third edition of the Mozambique Economic Update comes at a time when the economy is beginning to show some signs of recovery in 2017. But as extractives and other large industries drive the recent developments, whilst small and medium enterprises lag behind, Mozambique is increasingly showing the signs of being "A two-speed economy". ... See More +

Working Paper 117784 JUL 01, 2017

Mahdi,Shireen; Geginat,Carolin; Massingue,Anna Carlotta Allen; Antunes Morgado,Joao Leonel; Aga,Gemechu A.; Mucavele,Adelina Portuguese Disclosed

Mozambique economic update : a two speed economy : Acutalidade económica de Moçambique: uma economia a duas velocidades (Portuguese)

The third edition of the Mozambique Economic Update comes at a time when the economy is beginning to show some signs of recovery in 2017. But as extractives and other large industries drive the recent developments, whilst small and medium enterprises lag behind, Mozambique is increasingly showing the signs of being "A two-speed economy". ... See More +

Working Paper 117784 JUL 01, 2017

Mahdi,Shireen; Geginat,Carolin; Massingue,Anna Carlotta Allen; Antunes Morgado,Joao Leonel; Aga,Gemechu A.; Mucavele,Adelina English Disclosed

Electricity connections and firm performance in 183 countries (English)

This paper presents new data on electricity connections for businesses in 183 economies. The data cover information on procedures, time, and cost that a small or medium size business with a moderate electricity need has to invest to obtain a new electricity connection. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7460 OCT 26, 2015

Geginat,Carolin; Ramalho,Rita Disclosed

Transparent government and business regulation : "open for business?" (English)

This paper presents new indicators for 185 economies measuring the accessibility of business regulatory information. The paper shows that the new data can serve as meaningful proxies for the overall transparency of governments and the new data have explanatory power for the quality of business regulation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7132 DEC 01, 2014

Geginat, Carolin; Saltane, Valentina Disclosed

Getting electricity : a pilot indicator set from the doing business project (English)

Doing business has six years of experience in analyzing the real implications of the interactions of private businesses with government agencies. ... See More +

PSD, Privatization and Industrial Policy 52173 JAN 01, 2009

Geginat, Carolin Disclosed

Celebrating reform 2008 - doing business case studies (English)

Contents of the report are: introduction; by Penelope J. Brook, and Sabine Hertveldt; how to reform in 3 months. Azerbaijan registers businesses faster by setting-up a one-stop shop; by Svetlana Bagaudinova, Dahlia Khalifa, and Givi Petriashvili; one-stop shopping in Portugal; by Camille Ramos; competitiveness from innovation, not inheritance; by Karim Ouled Belayachi, and Jamal Ibrahim Haidar; harnessing the internet to streamline procedures; by K. ... See More +

Working Paper 45326 JUN 04, 2008

Brook, Penelope J.; Hertveldt, Sabine; Bagaudinova, Svetlana; Khalifa, Dahlia; Petriashvili, Givi; Ramos, Camille; Belayachi, Karim Ouled;; Ibrahim Haidar, Jamal; Latha, K.; Geginat, Carolin; Malinska, Jana; Hacibeyoglu, Cemile; Coma-Cunill, Roger; Delion, Marie;; Marechal, Valerie; (Raha) Shahid-Saless, Rachel; Michel Lobet, Jean; Otonglo, Caroline; Trumbic, Tea; Cebotari, Doina; Dennis, Allen; Ziv, Lior; Ford, Anthony;; Lorenz, Oliver; Beye, Mema; Nasr, Joanna; Disclosed

Doing business in small Island developing states 2008 : comparing regulation across 32 economies and with 178 economies (English)

Doing business in Small Island developing states is a report drawing on the data of the global doing business project and database, as well as the findings of doing business 2008, an annual report published by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. ... See More +

Working Paper 44051 JUN 03, 2008

Dennis, Allen; Djankov, Simeon; Geginat, Carolin; Haidar, Jamal Ibrahim; McLiesh, Caralee; Ramalho, Rita Disclosed

Does IDA engage in defensive lending ? (English)

Multilateral development banks are frequently accused of "defensive lending," the practice of extending new loans purely in order to ensure that existing loans are repaid. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4328 AUG 01, 2007

Geginat, Carolin; Kraay, Aart Disclosed