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Growing Africa - Unlocking the potential of agribusiness (Vol. 1 of 3) : Main report (English)

This report highlights the great potential of the agribusiness sector in Africa by drawing on experience in Africa as well as other regions. The evidence demonstrates that good policies, a conducive business environment, and strategic support from governments can help agribusiness reach its potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 75663 MAR 11, 2013

Byerlee, Derek; Garcia, Andres F.; Giertz, Asa; Palmade, Vincent

Growing Africa - Unlocking the potential of agribusiness : Overview (English)

This report highlights the great potential of the agribusiness sector in Africa by drawing on experience in Africa as well as other regions. This evidence demonstrates that good policies, a conducive business environment, and strategic support from governments can help agribusiness reach its potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 75972 MAR 11, 2013

Byerlee, Derek; Garcia, Andres F.; Giertz, Asa; Palmade, Vincent

Growing Africa - Unlocking the potential of agribusiness (Vol. 2 of 3) : Annex 1 (English)

This report highlights the great potential of the agribusiness sector in Africa by drawing on experience in Africa as well as other regions. The evidence demonstrates that good policies, a conducive business environment, and strategic support from governments can help agribusiness reach its potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 75663 MAR 11, 2013

Byerlee, Derek; Garcia, Andres F.; Giertz, Asa; Palmade, Vincent

Growing Africa - Unlocking the potential of agribusiness (Vol. 3 of 3) : Annex 2 (English)

This report highlights the great potential of the agribusiness sector in Africa by drawing on experience in Africa as well as other regions. The evidence demonstrates that good policies, a conducive business environment, and strategic support from governments can help agribusiness reach its potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 75663 MAR 11, 2013

Byerlee, Derek; Garcia, Andres F.; Giertz, Asa; Palmade, Vincent

Light manufacturing in Africa : targeted policies to enhance private investment and create jobs (English)

The World Bank's strategy for Africa's future recognizes the central importance of industrialization in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the consequent creation of productive jobs for Africans, which have long been a preoccupation of African leaders and policy makers. ... See More +

Publication 67209 JAN 01, 2012

Dinh, Hinh T.; Palmade, Vincent; Cossar, Frances; Chandra, Vandana

Light manufacturing in Africa : targeted policies to enhance private investment and create jobs : L’industrie legere en Afrique : politiques ciblees pour susciter l’investissement prive et creer des emplois (French)

The World Bank's strategy for Africa's future recognizes the central importance of industrialization in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the consequent creation of productive jobs for Africans, which have long been a preoccupation of African leaders and policy makers. ... See More +

Publication 67209 JAN 01, 2012

Dinh, Hinh T.; Palmade, Vincent; Cossar, Frances; Chandra, Vandana English

Reform teams (English)

This note is about reform teams.They belong to an exclusive group of economies that grew out of poverty in less than 30 years. They also initially relied on a small, dedicated team of experts to get the job done. ... See More +

Viewpoint 42810 FEB 01, 2008

Criscuolo , Alberto ; Palmade , Vincent French

Reform teams : Les equipes de reformes des pays emergeants les plus performants (French)

This note is about reform teams.They belong to an exclusive group of economies that grew out of poverty in less than 30 years. They also initially relied on a small, dedicated team of experts to get the job done. ... See More +

Viewpoint 42810 FEB 01, 2008

Criscuolo , Alberto ; Palmade , Vincent English

Reforming the investment climate : lessons for practitioners (English)

Most people agree that a good investment climate is essential for growth and poverty reduction. Less clear is how to achieve it. Many reforms are complex, involving more than technical design and content. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3986 AUG 01, 2006

Palmade, Vincent; Kikeri, Sunita; Kenyon,Thomas

Reforming the investment climate: lessons for practitioners (English)

Drawing from more than 25 case studies, this book shows that reform often requires paying as much attention to dealing with the politics and institutional dimensions as to designing policy substance. ... See More +

Publication 37094 JUN 01, 2006

Kikeri, Sunita; Kenyon, Thomas; Palmade, Vincent Russian

Reforming the investment climate: lessons for practitioners (Russian)

Drawing from more than 25 case studies, this book shows that reform often requires paying as much attention to dealing with the politics and institutional dimensions as to designing policy substance. ... See More +

Publication 37094 JUN 01, 2006

Kikeri, Sunita; Kenyon, Thomas; Palmade, Vincent English

Rising informality (English)

By some estimates more than 30 percent of the developing world's GDP and 70 percent of its workers are outside the official economy. The implications: Most small firms are trapped in low-productivity operations with little access to finance, key government services, and formal customers. ... See More +

Viewpoint 33320 AUG 01, 2005

Palmade, Vincent; Anayiotos, Andrea

Pakistan - Improving the performance of the housing, tourism and retail sectors (English)

This report lays out the findings and recommendations from a FIAS study of the housing, tourism and retail sectors in Pakistan. The report lists main recommendations in the Executive Summary. ... See More +

Working Paper 37527 AUG 01, 2005

Bardouille, Pepukaye; Shah, Fatima; Palmade, Vincent

Industry level analysis : the way to identify the binding constraints to economic growth (English)

There are many economic diagnostic tools available which are trying to identify the constraints to economic growth in a given country. Unfortunately these tools tend to provide inconclusive and often conflicting answers as to what the most important constraints are. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3551 MAR 01, 2005

Palmade, Vincent

FDI trends - looking beyond the current gloom in developing countries (English)

The fall in foreign direct investment (FDI) since 1999 and China's growing share, worry most developing countries. But an in-depth look reveals new and promising trends. ... See More +

Viewpoint 30395 SEP 01, 2004

Palmade, Vincent; Anayiotas, Andrea

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Growing Africa - Unlocking the potential of agribusiness (Vol. 1 of 3) : Main report (English)
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MAR 11, 2013 75663 Working Paper
Growing Africa - Unlocking the potential of agribusiness : Overview (English)
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MAR 11, 2013 75972 Working Paper
Growing Africa - Unlocking the potential of agribusiness (Vol. 2 of 3) : Annex 1 (English)
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MAR 11, 2013 75663 Working Paper
Growing Africa - Unlocking the potential of agribusiness (Vol. 3 of 3) : Annex 2 (English)
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MAR 11, 2013 75663 Working Paper
Light manufacturing in Africa : targeted policies to enhance private investment and create jobs (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 67209 Publication
Light manufacturing in Africa : targeted policies to enhance private investment and create jobs : L’industrie legere en Afrique : politiques ciblees pour susciter l’investissement prive et creer des emplois (French)
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JAN 01, 2012 67209 Publication English
Reform teams (English)
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FEB 01, 2008 42810 Viewpoint French
Reform teams : Les equipes de reformes des pays emergeants les plus performants (French)
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FEB 01, 2008 42810 Viewpoint English
Reforming the investment climate : lessons for practitioners (English)
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AUG 01, 2006 WPS3986 Policy Research Working Paper
Reforming the investment climate: lessons for practitioners (English)
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JUN 01, 2006 37094 Publication Russian
Reforming the investment climate: lessons for practitioners (Russian)
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JUN 01, 2006 37094 Publication English
Rising informality (English)
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AUG 01, 2005 33320 Viewpoint
Pakistan - Improving the performance of the housing, tourism and retail sectors (English)
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AUG 01, 2005 37527 Working Paper
Industry level analysis : the way to identify the binding constraints to economic growth (English)
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MAR 01, 2005 WPS3551 Policy Research Working Paper
FDI trends - looking beyond the current gloom in developing countries (English)
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SEP 01, 2004 30395 Viewpoint