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Informal firms and financial inclusion : status and determinants (English)

Many firms in the developing world -- including a majority of micro, small, and medium enterprises -- operate in the informal economy. The informal firms face a variety of constraints, making it harder for them to do business and grow. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6778 FEB 01, 2014

Farazi, Subika

The little data book on financial development 2014 (English)

The little data book is a pocket edition of the global financial development database published as part of the work on the Global Financial Development Report 2014 : financial inclusion. ... See More +

Publication 81331 SEP 25, 2013

Cihak, Martin; Farazi, Subika; Mohseni-Cheraghlou, Amin

Bank competition, concentration, and credit reporting (English)

This paper explores the empirical relationship between bank competition, bank concentration, and the emergence of credit reporting institutions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6442 MAY 01, 2013

Bruhn, Miriam; Farazi, Subika; Kanz, Martin

Financial access and stability : a road map for the Middle East and North Africa (English)

This report contributes to the effort to improve Middle East and North Africaapos;s (MENAapos;s) growth and employment performance by providing a diagnostic of MENAapos;s financial systems and proposing a roadmap for more diversified, competitive, and inclusive financial systems. ... See More +

Publication 64937 SEP 21, 2011

Rocha, Roberto R.; Arvai, Zsofia; Farazi, Subika

Bank ownership and performance in the Middle East and North Africa region (English)

Although both domestic and foreign private banks have gained ground in MENA in recent years, state banks continue to play an important role in many countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5620 APR 01, 2011

Farazi, Subika; Feyen, Erik; Rocha, Roberto

The status of bank lending to SMES in the Middle East and North Africa region : the results of a joint survey of the Union of Arab Bank and the World Bank (English)

Among the principal constraints for SME lending is the lack of SME transparency, poor credit information from credit registries and bureaus, and weak creditor rights. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5607 MAR 01, 2011

Rocha, Roberto; Farazi, Subika; Khouri, Rania; Pearce, Douglas

Recovering from the crisis (Arabic)

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional economic update concerns the region recovering from the financial crisis along with the global economy. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 54511 JUL 01, 2010

Ianchovichina, Elena; Mottaghi, Lili; Carey, Kevin; Spivak, Nadia; Farazi, Subika; Silwal, Ani; English, French

Recovering from the crisis (English)

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional economic update concerns the region recovering from the financial crisis along with the global economy. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 54511 APR 01, 2010

Ianchovichina, Elena; Mottaghi, Lili; Carey, Kevin; Spivak, Nadia; Farazi, Subika; Silwal, Ani; French, Arabic

Recovering from the crisis : Sur la voie de la relance (French)

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional economic update concerns the region recovering from the financial crisis along with the global economy. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 54511 APR 01, 2010

Ianchovichina, Elena; Mottaghi, Lili; Carey, Kevin; Spivak, Nadia; Farazi, Subika; Silwal, Ani; English, Arabic