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Philippines : Assessing the Effectiveness of MSME and Entrepreneurship Support (English)

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) represent a key pillar of the Government ofPhilippine's (GoP) competitiveness and inclusive growth strategy. ... See More +

Report 139579 JUN 28, 2019

Garcia,Andres F.; Ona,Reinaluz; Ford,Kalyah Alaina; Camba,Yvette Kristine Villostas; Frias,Jaime Andres Uribe; Chavez Crisostomo,Patricia Karim; Akhlaque,Asya; Cirera,Xavier; Ong Lopez,Anne Beline Chua Disclosed

Innovation Patterns and Their Effects on Firm-Level Productivity in South Asia (English)

This paper describes and benchmarks innovation activities for a sample of countries in the South Asia region, as well as the impact of these activities on firm-level productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8876 JUN 10, 2019

Cirera,Xavier; Cusolito,Ana Paula Disclosed

Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (English)

Brazil enters the election year 2018 with an economy that is gradually recovering from the deepest recession in its recent economic history. This book is motivated by the need to understand the possible drivers of future income and employment growth. ... See More +

Publication 127626 JUN 29, 2018

Dutz,Mark Andrew; Amorim,Vivian De Fatima; Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Arias,Diego; Byskov,Steen; Calice,Pietro; Cirera,Xavier; Clarke,Roland N.; Contini,Elisio; Duhaut,Alice; Noronha Farinelli,Barbara Cristina; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Iootty,Mariana; Lall,Somik V.; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Morris,Michael-000013367; Nucifora,Antonio; Olinto,Pedro; Packard,Truman G.; Qian,Rong; Reis,Jose Guilherme; PONTUAL RIBEIRO, EDUARDO; Signoret,Jose E.; Toman,Michael A.; Vieira,Pedro Abel; Vijil,Mariana Portuguese Disclosed

Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (Portuguese)

Brazil enters the election year 2018 with an economy that is gradually recovering from the deepest recession in its recent economic history. This book is motivated by the need to understand the possible drivers of future income and employment growth. ... See More +

Publication 127626 JUN 29, 2018

Dutz,Mark Andrew; Amorim,Vivian De Fatima; Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Arias,Diego; Byskov,Steen; Calice,Pietro; Cirera,Xavier; Clarke,Roland N.; Contini,Elisio; Duhaut,Alice; Noronha Farinelli,Barbara Cristina; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Iootty,Mariana; Lall,Somik V.; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Morris,Michael-000013367; Nucifora,Antonio; Olinto,Pedro; Packard,Truman G.; Qian,Rong; Reis,Jose Guilherme; PONTUAL RIBEIRO, EDUARDO; Signoret,Jose E.; Toman,Michael A.; Vieira,Pedro Abel; Vijil,Mariana English Disclosed

Ukraine - Science, technology, and innovation public expenditure analysis (English)

This report evaluates the quality mix of public support programs for science, technology, and innovation (STI) in Ukraine and provides recommendations for the improvement of the public support programs' effectiveness. ... See More +

Working Paper 120888 NOV 01, 2017

Frias,Jaime Andres Uribe; Zolotarev,Andrey P.; Cirera,Xavier; Aridi,Anwar Disclosed

Business support policies : large spending, little impact (English)

The focus of this paper is on policies that ought to support productivity, output and employment growth. This support can be direct and indirect, targeted to specific sectors or types of firms or wide ranging. ... See More +

Working Paper 121668 NOV 01, 2017

Nucifora,Antonio; Fleischhaker,Cornelius; Barroso,Rafael Chelles; Dutz,Mark Andrew; Bevilaqua Teixeira Basto,Joao; Cirera,Xavier; Vijil,Mariana Disclosed

The innovation paradox : developing-country capabilities and the unrealized promise of technological catch-up (English)

Economists have long argued that developing countries have the potential for high productivity growth if they adopt existing technologies and apply them to the local context. ... See More +

120336 OCT 03, 2017

Cirera,Xavier; Maloney,William F. Disclosed

The innovation paradox : developing-country capabilities and the unrealized promise of technological catch-up (English)

Landes’ (1969) classic metaphor of The Unbound Prometheus, referring to the Greek god who released the power of fire to mankind. Defined as the introduction of new products, technologies, business processes, and ideas in the market, as well as the invention of new ideas, innovation drives Schumpeter’s creative destruction process (Schumpeter [1942] 2008), underlies modern growth theory, and is the critical ingredient in historical accounts of how countries achieve prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 120137 OCT 03, 2017

Maloney,William F.; Cirera,Xavier Disclosed

Taxing the good ? distortions, misallocation, and productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper uses comprehensive and comparable firm-level manufacturing census data from four Sub-Saharan African countries to examine the extent, costs, and nature of within-industry resource misallocation across heterogeneous firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7949 JAN 23, 2017

Cirera,Xavier; Fattal Jaef,Roberto N.; Maemir,Hibret Belete Disclosed

ICT use, innovation, and productivity : evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper examines empirically the links between adoption of information and communications technology (ICT), defined as usage by firms, innovation, and productivity using firm-level data for a sample of six Sub-Saharan African countries: the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7868 OCT 19, 2016

Cirera,Xavier; Lage,Filipe; Sabetti,Leonard Disclosed

The effects of innovation on employment in developing countries : evidence from enterprisesurveys (English)

While existing evidence in advanced economies suggests a possible role for technological innovation in job creation, its role in developing countries remains largely undocumented. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7775 AUG 02, 2016

Cirera,Xavier; Sabetti,Leonard Disclosed

The competitive advantage of South Asia : New perspectives on productivity (English)

Which region will become the next global factory? As the work force ages and labor costs rise in China and other East Asian countries, many eyes turn to South Asia. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS8954 JUN 29, 2016

Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Medvedev,Denis; Palmade,Vincent; Varela,Gonzalo J.; Martuscelli,Antonio; Lage De Sousa,Filipe; Kokas,Deeksha; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph; Nayyar,Gaurav; Cirera,Xavier; Cusolito,Ana Paula; Van Der Mensbrugghe,Dominique; Shaw, Bill; Saraf,Priyam Disclosed

The competitive advantage of South Asia (Vol. 2) : Synthesis of the four case studies (English)

Which region will become the next global factory? As the work force ages and labor costs rise in China and other East Asian countries, many eyes turn to South Asia. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS8954 JUN 29, 2016

Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Medvedev,Denis; Palmade,Vincent; Varela,Gonzalo J.; Martuscelli,Antonio; Lage De Sousa,Filipe; Kokas,Deeksha; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph; Nayyar,Gaurav; Cirera,Xavier; Cusolito,Ana Paula; Van Der Mensbrugghe,Dominique; Shaw, Bill; Saraf,Priyam Disclosed

Measuring firm-level innovation using short questionnaires : evidence from an experiment (English)

Little is known about innovation in developing countries, partly because of the lack of comparable and reliable data. Collecting data on firm-level innovation is challenging because of the subjective definition of what determines an innovation, a problem that is exacerbated in developing countries where innovation is likely to be more incremental and less radical. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7696 JUN 06, 2016

Cirera,Xavier; Muzi,Silvia Disclosed

Shifting Kenya's private sector into higher gear : a trade and competitiveness agenda (English)

Shifting Kenya’s private sector into higher gear: a trade and competitiveness agenda’ was born out of the World Bank’s Trade and Competitiveness (T&C) Global Practice recent stock taking of its work in Kenya. ... See More +

Working Paper 105194 APR 01, 2016

Mogollon,Maria Paulina; Kojucharov,Nikola Denchev; Dowdall,Georgia Frances Isabelle; Twagira,Frank Abner; Begazo Gomez,Tania Priscilla; Adamali,Aref; Cirera,Xavier; Dihel,Nora Carina; Eliasz,Toni Kristian; Kimani,Markus Njehiah; Malinska,Jana; Mugo,Richard Wamutitu; Ochieng,Sarah Ruth; Rahman,Aun Ali Disclosed

Kenya - Country economic memorandum : from economic growth to jobs and shared prosperity (English)

The Kenya CEM has five main messages. First, Kenya has performed well in the past decade in terms of economic growth, and modern services are behind the acceleration of growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 103822 MAR 01, 2016

Handjiski,Borko; Sanghi,Apurva; Bogoev,Jane; Larbi,George Addo; Angelique,Umutesi; Randa,John; Kiringai,Jane Wangui; Chege,Patrick Nderitu; Whimp, Kathy; Gubbins,Paul Michael; Mistiaen,Johan A.; Farole, Tom; Nishiuchi,Toru; Battaile,William G.; Van Doorn,Ralph; Saez,Juan Sebastian; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Cirera,Xavier; Mogollon,Maria Paulina; Dowdall,Georgia Frances Isabelle; Onder,Harun Disclosed

A firm-level productivity diagnostic for Kenya’s manufacturing and services sector (English)

This technical note implements a firm-level productivity diagnostic using the census of manufacturing firms and a large services survey in Kenya. ... See More +

Working Paper 106985 JAN 01, 2016

Cusolito,Ana Paula; Cirera,Xavier Disclosed

The export-productivity link in Brazilian manufacturing firms (English)

This paper explores the link between exports and total factor productivity in Brazilian manufacturing firms over the period 2000–08. The Brazilian experience is instructive, as it is a case of an economy that expanded aggregate exports significantly, but with stagnant aggregate growth in total factor productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7365 JUL 13, 2015

Cirera,Xavier; Lederman,Daniel; Máñez,J.A.; Rochina,M.E.; Sanchis,J.A. Disclosed

Catching up to the technological frontier? : understanding firm-level innovation and productivity in Kenya (English)

Kenya’s economy has undergone a significant process of structural transformation over the last decade. Since 2002, the economy has shown an accelerating trend with GDP growth increasing steadily from below 1 percent in 2002 to 7 percent in 2007. ... See More +

Working Paper 94671 MAR 06, 2015

Cirera, Xavier Disclosed

Supporting growth-oriented women entrepreneurs : a review of the evidence and key challenges (English)

In recent years, support programs for women entrepreneurs have gained traction and prominence as a means to create jobs and boost productivity at the national and regional levels. ... See More +

92210 SEP 01, 2014

Cirera,Xavier; Qasim,Qursum Disclosed

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Philippines : Assessing the Effectiveness of MSME and Entrepreneurship Support (English)
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JUN 28, 2019 139579 Report
Innovation Patterns and Their Effects on Firm-Level Productivity in South Asia (English)
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JUN 10, 2019 WPS8876 Policy Research Working Paper
Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (English)
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JUN 29, 2018 127626 Publication Portuguese
Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (Portuguese)
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JUN 29, 2018 127626 Publication English
Ukraine - Science, technology, and innovation public expenditure analysis (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120888 Working Paper
Business support policies : large spending, little impact (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121668 Working Paper
The innovation paradox : developing-country capabilities and the unrealized promise of technological catch-up (English)
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OCT 03, 2017 120336
The innovation paradox : developing-country capabilities and the unrealized promise of technological catch-up (English)
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OCT 03, 2017 120137 Working Paper
Taxing the good ? distortions, misallocation, and productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JAN 23, 2017 WPS7949 Policy Research Working Paper
ICT use, innovation, and productivity : evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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OCT 19, 2016 WPS7868 Policy Research Working Paper
The effects of innovation on employment in developing countries : evidence from enterprisesurveys (English)
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AUG 02, 2016 WPS7775 Policy Research Working Paper
The competitive advantage of South Asia : New perspectives on productivity (English)
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JUN 29, 2016 ACS8954 Working Paper
The competitive advantage of South Asia (Vol. 2) : Synthesis of the four case studies (English)
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JUN 29, 2016 ACS8954 Working Paper
Measuring firm-level innovation using short questionnaires : evidence from an experiment (English)
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JUN 06, 2016 WPS7696 Policy Research Working Paper
Shifting Kenya's private sector into higher gear : a trade and competitiveness agenda (English)
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APR 01, 2016 105194 Working Paper
Kenya - Country economic memorandum : from economic growth to jobs and shared prosperity (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 103822 Working Paper
A firm-level productivity diagnostic for Kenya’s manufacturing and services sector (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 106985 Working Paper
The export-productivity link in Brazilian manufacturing firms (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 WPS7365 Policy Research Working Paper
Catching up to the technological frontier? : understanding firm-level innovation and productivity in Kenya (English)
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MAR 06, 2015 94671 Working Paper
Supporting growth-oriented women entrepreneurs : a review of the evidence and key challenges (English)
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