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Regulatory constraints to agricultural productivity (English)

The economic thinking around the role of agriculture for development has evolved since the 1950s. Over the past decades, the agriculture sector has been rediscovered as a sector with great potential for triggering growth, reducing poverty and inequality, providing food security, and delivering environmental services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8199 SEP 20, 2017

Divanbeigi,Raian; Saliola,Federica Disclosed

Benchmarking public procurement 2016 : assessing public procurement systems in 77 economies (English)

Benchmarking public procurement focuses on an equally critical aspect of procurement systems for private sector participation: a well-functioning complaint system. ... See More +

Publication 101080 NOV 12, 2015

Saliola,Federica; Ghossein,Tania; Lopez Claros,Augusto; Pouget,Sophie; Danon,Elisabeth; Gutierrez Casadiego,Maria Paula; Del Valle Catoni,Natalia; Mayer Cuesta,Raquel Maria Disclosed

Productivity growth in Europe (English)

This paper tests whether structural or firm-specific characteristics contributed more to (labor) productivity growth in the European Union between 2003 and 2008. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6425 MAY 01, 2013

Dall'Olio, Andrea; Iootty, Mariana; Kanehira, Naoto; Saliola, Federica Disclosed

Firms in services increased employment shares in developing countries (English)

This is analytical note 6 supporting the International Finance Corporation's jobs report in 2012. Enterprise surveys data for more than 45,000 firms in 106 countries show that firms in the services sector have increased their share of total employment by 1.4 percentage points (pps) in recent years, while firms in manufacturing decreased their share (by a corresponding -1.4 pps). ... See More +

Brief 82050 JAN 01, 2012

Saliola, Federica; Bernt, Jon Vierk Disclosed

Firms in capital and large cities increased employment shares (English)

This is analytical note 4 supporting the International Finance Corporation's jobs report in 2012. Among economies covered by World Bank Group enterprise surveys, firms in capital or large cities experienced higher employment growth than those in small or medium-size cities. ... See More +

Brief 82048 JAN 01, 2012

Saliola, Federica; Bernt, Jon Vierk Disclosed

Small firms increased their share of total employment in developing countries (English)

This is analytical note 2 supporting the International Finance Corporation's jobs report in 2012. World Bank Group enterprise surveys data shows that small firms in developing countries have increased their shares of total employment relative to medium-size and large firms. ... See More +

Brief 82046 JAN 01, 2012

Saliola, Federica; Bernt, Jon Vierk Disclosed

Firms in services have higher employment growth than firms in manufacturing (English)

This is analytical note 5 supporting the International Finance Corporation's jobs report in 2012. Enterprise surveys data for more than 45,000 firms in 106 economies show that on average firms in the services sector have experienced higher employment growth than those in manufacturing in recent years. ... See More +

Brief 82049 JAN 01, 2012

Saliola, Federica; Bernt, Jon Vierk Disclosed

Small firms show the highest job growth rates (English)

This is analytical note 1 supporting the International Finance Corporation's jobs report in 2012. The importance of small businesses to job creation has been part of the economic policy narrative since the provocative work of David Birch (1979). ... See More +

Brief 82045 JAN 01, 2012

Saliola, Federica; Bernt, Jon Vierk Disclosed

Total factor productivity across the developing world (English)

Total factor productivity (TFP) is a crucial measure of efficiency and thus an important indicator for policymakers. Using micro level data from manufacturing industries in 80 developing countries, this note analyzes TFP performance at the firm-level. ... See More +

Brief 68273 JAN 01, 2011

Saliola, Federica; Seker, Murat Disclosed