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Private sector development in Iraq : an investment climate reform agenda (English)

Despite decades of war and instability, Iraq's abundant natural resources, strategic geographic location and cultural history endow it with tremendous potential for growth and diverse economic development. ... See More +

Brief 73758 OCT 01, 2012

Dabidian, Hooman; Stone, Andrew Disclosed

The plight of Yemeni private enterprises since the 2011 crisis : a rapid assessment (English)

Yemen's political and security crises have exacted a terrible toll on its people in terms of human losses, poverty, malnutrition, and economic decline. ... See More +

Brief 73008 SEP 01, 2012

Stone, Andrew; Badawy, Lina; Assaf, Nabila Disclosed

Egyptian private enterprises in the aftermath of the revolution : an investment climate update (English)

The January 25th revolution is an enormously important political event for Egypt, but attention to its economic consequences is also vital. The Egyptian revolution reflected a popular movement in favor of dramatic changes in the way citizens were governed and the way resources and opportunities were distributed in society. ... See More +

Brief 73009 SEP 01, 2012

Stone, Andrew; Badawy, Lina; Dabidian, Hooman Disclosed

SME innovators and gazelles in MENA : educate, train, certify, compete! (English)

The Middle East North Arica (MENA) region faces no greater challenge than employment generation. An expanding literature on 'gazelles' suggests that a small percentage of fast-growing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) generate the majority of new jobs in diverse economies. ... See More +

Brief 64502 SEP 01, 2011

Stone, Andrew; Badawy, Lina Tarek Disclosed

From privilege to competition : unlocking private-led growth in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

The report starts with an introductory chapter that sets the stage for the issues and provides a short historical background on the development of the private sector in Middle East and North Africa (MENA), drawing on anecdotes and stories heard from many entrepreneurs and public officials consulted throughout the region during the preparation of this report. ... See More +

Publication 51833 NOV 04, 2009

Benhassine, Najy; Stone, Andrew; Keefer, Philip; Hassani, Youssef Saadani; Wahba, Sameh Neguib Disclosed

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Governance News and Notes (Volume 1, Issue 1) (Arabic)

This issue of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Governance News and Notes includes the following headings: a note from the publisher; why governance matters for growth and investment in MENA, by Andrew H.W. ... See More +

Newsletter 41846 NOV 01, 2007

Stone, Andrew H.W.; Khouri, Rami; Selim, Hoda; Adwan, Charles D. English Disclosed

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Governance News and Notes (Volume 1, Issue 1) (English)

This issue of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Governance News and Notes includes the following headings: a note from the publisher; why governance matters for growth and investment in MENA, by Andrew H.W. ... See More +

Newsletter 41846 NOV 01, 2007

Stone, Andrew H.W.; Khouri, Rami; Selim, Hoda; Adwan, Charles D. Arabic Disclosed

Lebanon quarterly update (Arabic)

This newsletter is a quarterly publication of the Lebanon Country Office. This issue features: Editorial: Modernizing Lebanon's Public Procurement; Oil Boom Marked by Expenditure Restraint; Recent Economic Developments; Bank Group Operations; Lebanon Improves Business Registration; News, Recent and Upcoming Activities; Recent World Bank Publications ... See More +

Newsletter 37138 APR 01, 2006

Habib, Chadi Bou; Brickell, Julia; Dessus, Sebastien; El Khalil, Zeina; Nicolas, Georges; Razzaz, Omar; Saba, Joseph; Stone, Andrew; Ziade, Mona English Disclosed

Lebanon quarterly update (English)

This newsletter is a quarterly publication of the Lebanon Country Office. This issue features: Editorial: Modernizing Lebanon's Public Procurement; Oil Boom Marked by Expenditure Restraint; Recent Economic Developments; Bank Group Operations; Lebanon Improves Business Registration; News, Recent and Upcoming Activities; Recent World Bank Publications ... See More +

Newsletter 37138 APR 01, 2006

Habib, Chadi Bou; Brickell, Julia; Dessus, Sebastien; El Khalil, Zeina; Nicolas, Georges; Razzaz, Omar; Saba, Joseph; Stone, Andrew; Ziade, Mona Arabic Disclosed

Investment climate around the world : voices of the firms from the world busines environment survey (WBES) (English)

The analysis of firm-level data collected through parallel international enterprise surveys can reveal important linkages between governance constraints and business growth and investment. ... See More +

Publication 26103 MAY 31, 2003

Batra, Geeta; Kaufmann, Daniel; Stone, Andrew H. W.

Globalization and firm competitiveness in the Middle East and North Africa Region (English)

Globalization has increased competitive pressures on firms. Together with rapid technological change, it has altered the environment in which firms operate. ... See More +

Publication 24561 JUN 30, 2002

Fawzy, Samiha [editor]; Madani, Dorsati; Page, John; Hafsi, Taieb; Stone, Andrew H.W.; Nugent, Jeffrey B.; Iskander, Magdi R.; Chamlou,Nedereh; Sullivan, John D.; Lall, Sanjay; Mansour, Antoine; El-Gamal, Mahmoud A.; El-Megharbel, Nihal; Inanoglu, Hulusi; Tohamy, Sahar Arabic

Globalization and firm competitiveness in the Middle East and North Africa Region (Arabic)

Globalization has increased competitive pressures on firms. Together with rapid technological change, it has altered the environment in which firms operate. ... See More +

Publication 24561 JUN 30, 2002

Fawzy, Samiha [editor]; Madani, Dorsati; Page, John; Hafsi, Taieb; Stone, Andrew H.W.; Nugent, Jeffrey B.; Iskander, Magdi R.; Chamlou,Nedereh; Sullivan, John D.; Lall, Sanjay; Mansour, Antoine; El-Gamal, Mahmoud A.; El-Megharbel, Nihal; Inanoglu, Hulusi; Tohamy, Sahar English

Cambodia governance and corruption diagnostic: evidence from citizen, enterprise and public official surveys (English)

Governance is the way in which public power and authority is formed and used to control and manage society's resources. Good governance rests on four pillars: (a) accountability, meaning that public officials can be called to task for their actions; (b) transparency, meaning that relevant information is accessible at low-cost; (c) predictability, meaning that policies, laws and regulations are clear, know in advance and are uniformly and effectively enforced; and (d) participation, meaning that the public is consulted on government actions that affect them. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 28019 MAY 01, 2000

Song, Su-Yong; Lee, Young; Stone, Andrew; Zoido-Lobaton, Pablo; Pilichowski, Elsa; Nunberg, Barbara

Consultative mechanisms and economic governance in Mexico (English)

This report analyzes the procedural and organizational dynamics that enabled Mexico's economic solidarity pact and subsequent agreements to help control inflation and initiate significant restructuring of the national economy. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 49061 SEP 01, 1999

Biddle, Jesse; Milor, Vedat; Riquelme, Juan Manuel Ortega; Stone, Andrew; Disclosed

Firm-level surveys to aid private sector development strategies (English)

Firm-level surveys are a systematic way of including the views and experiences of individual private firms in the design of policy programs to remove constraints to private sector growth. ... See More +

Viewpoint 16969 OCT 31, 1994

Stone, Andrew

Complex transactions under uncertainty : Brazil's machine tool industry (English)

Drawing on the new institutional economics, the author's study of Brazil's machine tool industry extends an earlier study of the garment industry in two ways. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1247 JAN 31, 1994

Stone, Andrew; DEC

Cote d'Ivoire : private sector dynamics and constraints (English)

Private sector assessments provide information and analysis essential to formulating strategies for alleviating constraints on private sector development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1047 NOV 30, 1992

Rueda-Sabater, Enrique; Stone, Andrew

Listening to firms : how to use firm-level surveys to assess constraints on private sector development (English)

Firm-level surveys elicit information important to formulating sound policy advice and designing projects to promote private sector development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS923 JUN 30, 1992

Stone, Andrew H.W.

Public institutions and private transactions : the legal and regulatory environment for business private transactions in Brazil and Chile (English)

Drawing on the new institutional economics, the authors examine the impact on businesses of Brazil's relatively complex, nontransparent legal and regulatory institutions and compare their costs with those of Chile's institutions, which are relatively simple. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS891 APR 30, 1992

Stone, Andrew; Levy, Brian; Paredes, Ricardo

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Private sector development in Iraq : an investment climate reform agenda (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 73758 Brief
The plight of Yemeni private enterprises since the 2011 crisis : a rapid assessment (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 73008 Brief
Egyptian private enterprises in the aftermath of the revolution : an investment climate update (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 73009 Brief
SME innovators and gazelles in MENA : educate, train, certify, compete! (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 64502 Brief
From privilege to competition : unlocking private-led growth in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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NOV 04, 2009 51833 Publication
Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Governance News and Notes (Volume 1, Issue 1) (Arabic)
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NOV 01, 2007 41846 Newsletter English
Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Governance News and Notes (Volume 1, Issue 1) (English)
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NOV 01, 2007 41846 Newsletter Arabic
Lebanon quarterly update (Arabic)
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APR 01, 2006 37138 Newsletter English
Lebanon quarterly update (English)
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APR 01, 2006 37138 Newsletter Arabic
Investment climate around the world : voices of the firms from the world busines environment survey (WBES) (English)
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MAY 31, 2003 26103 Publication
Globalization and firm competitiveness in the Middle East and North Africa Region (English)
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JUN 30, 2002 24561 Publication Arabic
Globalization and firm competitiveness in the Middle East and North Africa Region (Arabic)
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JUN 30, 2002 24561 Publication English
Cambodia governance and corruption diagnostic: evidence from citizen, enterprise and public official surveys (English)
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MAY 01, 2000 28019 WBI Working Paper
Consultative mechanisms and economic governance in Mexico (English)
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SEP 01, 1999 49061 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Firm-level surveys to aid private sector development strategies (English)
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OCT 31, 1994 16969 Viewpoint
Complex transactions under uncertainty : Brazil's machine tool industry (English)
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JAN 31, 1994 WPS1247 Policy Research Working Paper
Cote d'Ivoire : private sector dynamics and constraints (English)
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NOV 30, 1992 WPS1047 Policy Research Working Paper
Listening to firms : how to use firm-level surveys to assess constraints on private sector development (English)
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JUN 30, 1992 WPS923 Policy Research Working Paper
Public institutions and private transactions : the legal and regulatory environment for business private transactions in Brazil and Chile (English)
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APR 30, 1992 WPS891 Policy Research Working Paper