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Lao PDR Economic Monitor : Maintaining Economic Stability (Laotian)

Economic growth in Lao PDR is projected to rebound to 6.5 percent in 2019, up from 6.3 percent in 2018. This pick up is expected to be driven by growth of the construction sector supported by investments in large infrastructure projects, and a resilient services sector, led by wholesale and retail trade growth. ... See More +

Report 140689 AUG 01, 2019

Phimmahasay,Keomanivone; Davading,Somneuk; Kularatne,Chandana; Obeyesekere,Sheannal Anthony Manindha; Lim, Jiamin; Amin,Mohammad English Disclosed

Lao PDR Economic Monitor : Maintaining Economic Stability (English)

Economic growth in Lao PDR is projected to rebound to 6.5 percent in 2019, up from 6.3 percent in 2018. This pick up is expected to be driven by growth of the construction sector supported by investments in large infrastructure projects, and a resilient services sector, led by wholesale and retail trade growth. ... See More +

Report 140689 AUG 01, 2019

Phimmahasay,Keomanivone; Davading,Somneuk; Kularatne,Chandana; Obeyesekere,Sheannal Anthony Manindha; Lim,Jiamin; Amin,Mohammad Laotian Disclosed

Casting a Shadow : Productivity of Formal Firms and Informality (English)

Using firm-level survey data for a large cross section of countries, the paper assesses the gap in labor productivity between formal and informal firms in developing countries for which comparable data are available. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8945 JUL 22, 2019

Amin,Mohammad; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Okou,Cedric Iltis Finafa Disclosed

Corruption, Regulatory Burden and Firm Productivity (English)

Using firm-level data from more than 39,000 firms in 111 economies, this paper tests the hypothesis that corruption impedes productivity more at higher levels of regulation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8911 JUN 25, 2019

Amin,Mohammad; Ulku,Hulya Disclosed

Corruption and Country Size : Evidence Using Firm-Level Survey Data (English)

What sorts of conditions make some countries more prone to corruption than the others? This is an important question for understanding how corruption arises and how to combat it. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8864 MAY 28, 2019

Amin,Mohammad; Soh,Yew Chong Disclosed

Paid Maternity Leave and Female Employment : Evidence Using Firm-Level Survey Data for Developing Countries (English)

The relationship between the length of paid maternity leave and the proportion of female workers in the private sector is explored using firm-level survey data for 66 mostly developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8715 JAN 23, 2019

Amin,Mohammad; Islam,Asif Mohammed Disclosed

Firm Performance and the Business Environment in Malaysia : A Comparison with High - Income and Upper - Middle - Income countries (English)

Firm-level survey data on registered private firms reveal that firms in Malaysia have much lower labor productivity than their counterparts in 43 upper-middle-income and 14 high-income countries. ... See More +

Brief 138329 JAN 01, 2019

Amin,Mohammad; Soh,Yew Chong Disclosed

The labor productivity gap between female and male-managed firms in the formal private sector (English)

This study analyzes gender differences in labor productivity in the formal private sector, using data from 128 mostly developing economies. The results reveal a sizable unconditional gap, with labor productivity being approximately 11 percent lower among female- than male-managed firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8445 MAY 16, 2018

Islam,Asif Mohammed; Gaddis,Isis; Palacios-Lopez,Amparo; Amin,Mohammad Disclosed

Maximizing knowledge for development (English)

The World Bank Group (WBG) is strengthening its partnerships with upper-middle-income countries and high-income countries to leverage private and public finance, and to create knowledge and new solutions based on the experiences of graduates for the benefit of clients. ... See More +

125247 APR 01, 2018

Alawode,Abayomi A.; Ouazad,Amine; Arshad,Ashraf Bin; Ruggeri Laderchi,Caterina; Sitorus,Djauhari; Georgieva,Dorina Peteva; Mendez Ramos,Fabian; Govindasamy,Jeevakumar; De Luna-Martínez,José; Kelm,Kathrine M.; Sondergaard,Lars M.; Tan,Mei Ling; Amin,Mohammad; Loayza,Norman V.; Canuto,Otaviano; Record,Richard James Lowden; Ranciere,Romain; Wahba,Sameh; Schmukler,Sergio L.; Bell,Simon; Shetty,Sudhir; Kwakwa,Victoria Disclosed

Female Top Managers in Malaysia (English)

Recent firm-level survey data collected by the World Bank’s Enterprise Surveys (ES) shows that about a quarter of all Malaysian firms have a female top manager. ... See More +

Brief 138328 JAN 01, 2018

Amin,Mohammad; Zarka,Amanda Franziska Disclosed

Unequal laws and the disempowerment of women in the labor market : evidence from firm-level data (English)

Institutions are defined as the set of rules that govern human interactions. When these rules are discriminatory, they may disempower segments of a population in the economic spheres of activity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8202 SEP 21, 2017

Islam,Asif Mohammed; Muzi,Silvia; Amin,Mohammad Disclosed

Women Workers in Malaysia’s Private Sector (English)

This note analyzes various issues related to women workers in Malaysia’s formal private sector. Using the World Bank’s Enterprise Surveys data, the proportion of women among all workers in Malaysia is on par with other upper middle-income group economies, but less than the regional average. ... See More +

Brief 138330 JAN 01, 2017

Amin,Mohammad; Zarka,Amanda Franziska Disclosed

What Do Exporters in Malaysia Look Like? (English)

Taking advantage of recent Enterprise Surveys data, this note aims to provide a first set of observations on the performance and regulatory constraints of Malaysia’s exporting firms. ... See More +

Brief 138327 JAN 01, 2017

Amin,Mohammad; Arlet,Jean Nicolas; Ulku,Hulya Disclosed

Malaysia economic monitor : the quest for productivity growth (English)

Malaysia’s economic growth has slowed down but remains resilient to external headwinds. The economic growth rate slowed from 5 percent in 2015 to 4.2 percent, year on year, in the first three quarters of 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 111103 DEC 01, 2016

Munoz Moreno,Rafael; Perotti,Valeria; Revilla,Julio E.; Loayza,Norman V.; Teh Sharifuddin,Shakira Binti; Kunicova,Jana; Simler,Kenneth; Chuah,Lay Lian; Habalian,Ricardo Alfredo; Kim,Young Eun; Amin,Mohammad; Testaverde,Mauro; Rahardja,Sjamsu; Kuriakose,Smita; De Luna-Martinez,Jose; Campillo Diaz,Sergio Disclosed

Absent laws and missing women: can domestic violence legislation reduce female mortality ? (English)

This study contributes to the literature on legal institutions and determinants of adult mortality. The paper explores the relationship between the presence of domestic violence legislation and women-to-men adult mortality rates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7622 APR 05, 2016

Amin,Mohammad; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Lopez Claros,Augusto Disclosed

Does paternity leave matter for female employment in developing economies ? evidence from firm data (English)

For a sample of 53 developing countries, the results show that women's employment among private firms is significantly higher in countries that mandate paternity leave versus those that do not. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7588 MAR 01, 2016

Amin,Mohammad; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Sakhonchik,Alena Disclosed

Legal institutions and women’s employment (English)

This note explores the role of legal institutions in influencing women’s employment in private firms in developing countries. Both a holistic and specific approach to legal institutions is adopted. ... See More +

Brief 111250 JAN 01, 2016

Amin,Mohammad; Islam,Asif Mohammed Disclosed

Informal firms in Myanmar (English)

Using survey data on informal firms in Myanmar, a number of issues related to firm-size,productivity, business environment, gender disparity and registration costs and benefits arediscussed. ... See More +

Brief 111251 JAN 01, 2016

Amin,Mohammad Disclosed

Informal firms in Myanmar (English)

Using survey data on informal firms in Myanmar, a number of issues related to firm-size,productivity, business environment, gender disparity and registration costs and benefits arediscussed. ... See More +

Brief 119221 JAN 01, 2016

Amin,Mohammad Disclosed

Women managers and the gender-based gap in access to education : evidence from firm-level data in developing countries (English)

Several studies explore the differences in men’s and women’s labor market participation rates and wages. Some of these differences have been linked to gender disparities in education attainment and access. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7269 MAY 21, 2015

Amin,Mohammad; Islam,Asif Mohammed Disclosed

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Lao PDR Economic Monitor : Maintaining Economic Stability (Laotian)
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AUG 01, 2019 140689 Report English
Lao PDR Economic Monitor : Maintaining Economic Stability (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 140689 Report Laotian
Casting a Shadow : Productivity of Formal Firms and Informality (English)
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JUL 22, 2019 WPS8945 Policy Research Working Paper
Corruption, Regulatory Burden and Firm Productivity (English)
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JUN 25, 2019 WPS8911 Policy Research Working Paper
Corruption and Country Size : Evidence Using Firm-Level Survey Data (English)
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MAY 28, 2019 WPS8864 Policy Research Working Paper
Paid Maternity Leave and Female Employment : Evidence Using Firm-Level Survey Data for Developing Countries (English)
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JAN 23, 2019 WPS8715 Policy Research Working Paper
Firm Performance and the Business Environment in Malaysia : A Comparison with High - Income and Upper - Middle - Income countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 138329 Brief
The labor productivity gap between female and male-managed firms in the formal private sector (English)
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MAY 16, 2018 WPS8445 Policy Research Working Paper
Maximizing knowledge for development (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125247
Female Top Managers in Malaysia (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 138328 Brief
Unequal laws and the disempowerment of women in the labor market : evidence from firm-level data (English)
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SEP 21, 2017 WPS8202 Policy Research Working Paper
Women Workers in Malaysia’s Private Sector (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 138330 Brief
What Do Exporters in Malaysia Look Like? (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 138327 Brief
Malaysia economic monitor : the quest for productivity growth (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 111103 Working Paper
Absent laws and missing women: can domestic violence legislation reduce female mortality ? (English)
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APR 05, 2016 WPS7622 Policy Research Working Paper
Does paternity leave matter for female employment in developing economies ? evidence from firm data (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 WPS7588 Policy Research Working Paper
Legal institutions and women’s employment (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 111250 Brief
Informal firms in Myanmar (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 111251 Brief
Informal firms in Myanmar (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 119221 Brief
Women managers and the gender-based gap in access to education : evidence from firm-level data in developing countries (English)
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MAY 21, 2015 WPS7269 Policy Research Working Paper