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Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 1 of 2) : Overview (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa has just experienced one of the best decades of growth since the 1960s. Between 2000 and 2012, gross domestic product (GDP) grew more than 4.5 percent a year on average, compared to around 2 percent in the prior 20 years (World Bank various years). ... See More +

Publication 84083 JAN 01, 2014

Filmer, Deon; Fox, Louise; Brooks, Karen; Goyal, Aparajita; Mengistae, Taye; Premand, Patrick; Ringold, Dena; Sharma, Siddharth; Zorya, Sergiy French

Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 1 of 2) : Abrege (French)

Sub-Saharan Africa has just experienced one of the best decades of growth since the 1960s. Between 2000 and 2012, gross domestic product (GDP) grew more than 4.5 percent a year on average, compared to around 2 percent in the prior 20 years (World Bank various years). ... See More +

Publication 84083 JAN 01, 2014

Filmer, Deon; Fox, Louise; Brooks, Karen; Goyal, Aparajita; Mengistae, Taye; Premand, Patrick; Ringold, Dena; Sharma, Siddharth; Zorya, Sergiy English

Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 2 of 2) : Full report (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa has just experienced one of the best decades of growth since the 1960s. Between 2000 and 2012, gross domestic product (GDP) grew more than 4.5 percent a year on average, compared to around 2 percent in the prior 20 years (World Bank various years). ... See More +

Publication 84083 JAN 01, 2014

Filmer, Deon; Fox, Louise; Brooks, Karen; Goyal, Aparajita; Mengistae, Taye; Premand, Patrick; Ringold, Dena; Sharma, Siddharth; Zorya, Sergiy French

Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 2 of 2) : Rapport complet (French)

Sub-Saharan Africa has just experienced one of the best decades of growth since the 1960s. Between 2000 and 2012, gross domestic product (GDP) grew more than 4.5 percent a year on average, compared to around 2 percent in the prior 20 years (World Bank various years). ... See More +

Publication 84083 JAN 01, 2014

Filmer, Deon; Fox, Louise; Brooks, Karen; Goyal, Aparajita; Mengistae, Taye; Premand, Patrick; Ringold, Dena; Sharma, Siddharth; Zorya, Sergiy English

Urbanization beyond municipal boundaries : nurturing metropolitan economies and connecting peri-urban areas in India (English)

The report is organized into three chapters: chapter two looks at the pace and patterns of India's urbanization, providing a 100-year perspective on demographic shifts and a 20-year perspective on the spatial distribution of jobs across India's portfolio of settlements. ... See More +

Other Urban Study 75734 FEB 21, 2013

Lozano-Gracia, Nancy; Sharma, Siddharth; Dowall, David; Vishwanath, Tara; Lall, Somik V.; Wang, Hyoung Gun

Measuring intangible assets in an emerging market economy: an application to Brazil (English)

This paper measures intangible investment in Brazil. It estimates that during 2000-2008, annual business spending on intangible assets or knowledge-based capital in Brazil averaged about 4 percent of gross domestic product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6142 JUL 01, 2012

Dutz, Mark A.; Kannebley, Sergio Jr.; Sharma, Siddharth; Scarpelli, Maira

Green growth, technology and innovation (English)

The paper explores existing patterns of green innovation and presents an overview of green innovation policies for developing countries. The key findings from the empirical analysis are: (1) frontier green innovations are concentrated in high-income countries, few in developing countries but growing; (2) the most technologically-sophisticated developing countries are emerging as significant innovators but limited to a few technology fields; (3) there is very little South-South collaboration; (4) there is potential for expanding green production and trade; and (5) there has been little base-of-pyramid green innovation to meet the needs of poor consumers, and it is too early to draw conclusions about its scalability. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5932 JAN 01, 2012

Dutz, Mark A.; Sharma, Siddharth

Entry regulation, labor laws, and informality (English)

Using state and industry level panel data on informal enterprises in India, the author present microeconomic evidence linking informality to industrial entry and labor regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 48927 APR 01, 2009

Sharma, Siddharth

Entry regulation, labor laws, and informality (English)

Does the regulation of entry cause informality in the manufacturing sector of developing countries? This note presents evidence from India that suggests that a policy reform that lifted barriers to entry lessened informality. ... See More +

Brief 50337 JAN 01, 2009

Sharma, Siddharth

Capital immobility and regional inequality : evidence from India (English)

There are striking, persistent regional inequalities in developing countries like China and India. The author use district-level data on Indian factories to investigate if these disparities are related to the spatial immobility of capital. ... See More +

Working Paper 47541 DEC 01, 2008

Sharma, Siddharth

Intellectual property rights and innovation in developing countries : evidence from India (English)

In 1994, India signed the Trade Related Intellectual Property (TRIPs) agreement, which obligated the country to dramatically strengthen its protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR). ... See More +

Working Paper 47524 OCT 01, 2008

Dutta, Antara; Sharma, Siddharth;

Who are the unbanked ? (English)

This paper uses nationally representative survey data from Mexico to compare households with savings accounts in formal financial institutions to their neighbors who do not have such accounts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4647 JUN 01, 2008

Miranda, Pedro; Seira, Enrique; Sharma, Siddharth; Djankov, Simeon

Financial development and innovation in small firms (English)

This paper uses firm level data from a cross-section of 57 countries to study how financial development affects innovation in small firms. The analysis finds that relative to large firms in the same industry, spending on research and development by small firms is more likely and sizable in countries at higher levels of financial development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4350 SEP 01, 2007

Sharma, Siddharth

When do creditor rights work? (English)

Creditor-friendly laws are generally associated with more credit to the private sector and deeper financial markets. But laws mean little if they are not upheld in the courts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4296 AUG 01, 2007

Sharma, Siddharth; Safavian, Mehnaz

Financial development and innovation in small firms (English)

The author use firm level data from a cross-section of 57 countries to study how financial development affects innovation in small firms. The author find that relative to large firms in the same industry, research and development (R&D) spending by small firms is more likely and sizable in countries at higher levels of financial development. ... See More +

Working Paper 45255 JAN 01, 2007

Sharma, Siddharth;

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 1 of 2) : Overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84083 Publication French
Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 1 of 2) : Abrege (French)
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JAN 01, 2014 84083 Publication English
Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 2 of 2) : Full report (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84083 Publication French
Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 2 of 2) : Rapport complet (French)
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JAN 01, 2014 84083 Publication English
Urbanization beyond municipal boundaries : nurturing metropolitan economies and connecting peri-urban areas in India (English)
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FEB 21, 2013 75734 Other Urban Study
Measuring intangible assets in an emerging market economy: an application to Brazil (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 WPS6142 Policy Research Working Paper
Green growth, technology and innovation (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 WPS5932 Policy Research Working Paper
Entry regulation, labor laws, and informality (English)
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APR 01, 2009 48927 Working Paper
Entry regulation, labor laws, and informality (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 50337 Brief
Capital immobility and regional inequality : evidence from India (English)
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DEC 01, 2008 47541 Working Paper
Intellectual property rights and innovation in developing countries : evidence from India (English)
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OCT 01, 2008 47524 Working Paper
Who are the unbanked ? (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 WPS4647 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial development and innovation in small firms (English)
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SEP 01, 2007 WPS4350 Policy Research Working Paper
When do creditor rights work? (English)
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AUG 01, 2007 WPS4296 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial development and innovation in small firms (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 45255 Working Paper