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Madagascar - Country Economic Memorandum : Scaling Success - Building a Resilient Economy (French)

Madagascar is characterized by an expanding economy and a peaceful transition of power, providing a solid basis for achieving a more productive, inclusive and sustainable growth trajectory. ... See More +

Report 143987 FEB 01, 2020

Sienaert,Alexis; Sharma,Natasha; Arenas,Guillermo Carlos; Crouzel,Ivan; Razafimanantsoa Harivelo,Faniry Nantenaina; Keyser,John C.; Stocker,Marc; Verjee,Neelam Nizar; Schmidt,Gabriela; Boc,Gabriel; Nyman,Sara; Giraud Kappen,Cecile Francoise Louise; Elabed,Ghada; Drozd,Maciej Adam; Mamitiana,Fanjaniaina Prisca; Keijser,Charlotte Isabelle Stephaine; Oolun,Mukund Krishna; Geginat,Carolin; Randrianarison,Harimino Lalaina; Echandi,Roberto; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Rajenarison,Lira Hariravaka English Disclosed

Madagascar - Country Economic Memorandum : Scaling Success - Building a Resilient Economy (English)

Madagascar is characterized by an expanding economy and a peaceful transition of power, providing a solid basis for achieving a more productive, inclusive and sustainable growth trajectory. ... See More +

Report 143987 FEB 01, 2020

Sienaert,Alexis; Sharma,Natasha; Arenas,Guillermo Carlos; Crouzel,Ivan; Razafimanantsoa Harivelo,Faniry Nantenaina; Keyser,John C.; Stocker,Marc; Verjee,Neelam Nizar; Schmidt,Gabriela; Boc,Gabriel; Nyman,Sara; Giraud Kappen,Cecile Francoise Louise; Elabed,Ghada; Drozd,Maciej Adam; Mamitiana,Fanjaniaina Prisca; Keijser,Charlotte Isabelle Stephaine; Oolun,Mukund Krishna; Geginat,Carolin; Randrianarison,Harimino Lalaina; Echandi,Roberto; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Rajenarison,Lira Hariravaka Disclosed

Decomposing the Labor Productivity Gap between Upper-Middle-Income and High-Income Countries (English)

Using firm-level survey data on registered private firms collected by the World Bank's Enterprise Surveys, this paper compares the level of labor productivity in 22 upper-middle-income countries and 11 high-income countries for which comparable data are available. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9073 DEC 03, 2019

Amin,Mohammad; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Khalid,Usman Disclosed

Women, Business and the Law 2019 : A Decade of Reform (English)

At 25 years old, many women are just starting their careers. The decisions they make affect their economic security, career growth and work-life balance. ... See More +

Working Paper 134883 FEB 26, 2019

Adnane,Souad; Alemayehu,Maereg Tewoldebirhan; Alkastalani Dexter,Gharam; Almodovar Reteguis,Nayda; Arekapudi,Nisha Nicole; Batshon,Shirin; Braunmiller,Julia Constanze; Corminales De Oliver,Claudia Lenny; Elefante,Marina; Heliotis,Dimitra Christina; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Joseph,Kavell Gianina; Hammoud Watson,Aida; Hutin,Paul Emile; Khaitina,Viktoria; Kuoh,Gloria Daniele Diba Etonde; Mazoni Silva Martins,Natalia; Nezam,Marie Aria; Sakhonchik,Alena; Santagostino Recavarren,Isabelita Micaela; Schulz,Katrin Anna; Sinha,Aarushi; Tavares,Paula Magarinos Torres; Tsvetanova,Gergana Tsvetanova French, Bulgarian 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

Women, Business and the Law 2019 : A Decade of Reform (French)

At 25 years old, many women are just starting their careers. The decisions they make affect their economic security, career growth and work-life balance. ... See More +

Working Paper 134883 JAN 01, 2019

Adnane,Souad; Almodovar Reteguis,Nayda; Arekapudi,Nisha Nicole; Batshon,Shirin; Braunmiller,Julia Constanze; Corminales De Oliver,Claudia Lenny; Elefante,Marina; Heliotis,Dimitra Christina; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Joseph,Kavell Gianina; Hammoud Watson,Aida; Hutin,Paul Emile; Khaitina,Viktoria; Kuoh,Gloria Daniele Diba Etonde; Mazoni Silva Martins,Natalia; Nezam,Marie Aria; Sakhonchik,Alena; Santagostino Recavarren,Isabelita Micaela; Schulz,Katrin Anna; Sinha,Aarushi; Tavares,Paula Magarinos Torres English, Bulgarian Disclosed

The Drivers and Impacts of Water Infrastructure Reliability : A Global Analysis of Manufacturing Firms (English)

Inadequate infrastructure impedes the productivity of manufacturing firms, with negative consequences for the wider economy. This study examines how water infrastructure copes with severe weather fluctuations and analyzes the effect of unreliable water supplies on the productivity of manufacturing firms, focusing predominately on firms in developing economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8637 NOV 01, 2018

Islam,Asif Mohammed; Hyland,Marie Caitriona Disclosed

World Development Report 2019 : The Changing Nature of Work : Main Report (Chinese)

The forthcoming World Development Report (WDR) 2019: The Changing Nature of Work studies how the nature of work is changing as a result of advances in technology today. ... See More +

World Development Report 130189 SEP 28, 2018

Djankov,Simeon; Saliola,Federica; Chen,Rong - DECID; Connon,Davida Louise; Cusolito,Ana Paula; Gentilini,Ugo; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Sabarwal,Shwetlena; Santos,Indhira Vanessa; Zheng,Yucheng English, Italian, French, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, Serbian, Bulgarian, Spanish Disclosed

Public Procurement and the Private Business Sector : Evidence from Firm-Level Data (English)

The quality of the public procurement system of an economy can have far-reaching effects on the private sector. This paper empirically explores several of these effects using two rich data sets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8575 SEP 05, 2018

Ghossein,Tania; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Saliola,Federica 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

The burden of water shortages on informal firms (English)

The informal sector in developing economies is a significant source of livelihood for a sizable portion of the population. This study uncovers the effect of poor water infrastructure on the productivity of informal firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8457 MAY 01, 2018

Islam,Asif Mohammed Disclosed

World Development Report 2019 : The Changing Nature of Work : Main Report (English)

The forthcoming World Development Report (WDR) 2019: The Changing Nature of Work studies how the nature of work is changing as a result of advances in technology today. ... See More +

World Development Report 130189 FEB 16, 2018

Cusolito,Ana Paula; Chen,Rong - DECID; Zheng,Yucheng; Kraay,Aart C.; Djankov,Simeon; Gentilini,Ugo; Avitabile,Ciro; Connon,Davida Louise; Sharrock,David William; Gatti,Roberta V.; Saliola,Federica; Tan,Consuelo Jurado; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Sabarwal,Shwetlena; Santos,Indhira Vanessa French, Arabic, Russian, Chinese Disclosed

Public procurement regulation and road quality (English)

Public procurement regulation is an important instrument for using public resources efficiently and ensuring quality services to citizens. On average, the public procurement sector accounts for 14.5 percent of the gross domestic product globally. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8234 NOV 06, 2017

Islam,Asif Mohammed; Saliola,Federica; Ghossein,Tania; Djankov,Simeon Disclosed

Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (English)

The 21st century will witness the collision of two powerful forces, burgeoning population growth, together with a changing climate. With population growth, water scarcity will proliferate to new areas across the globe. ... See More +

Publication 119840 OCT 24, 2017

Damania,Richard; Desbureaux, Sébastien; Hyland,Marie Caitriona; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Moore,Scott Michael; Rodella,Aude-Sophie; Russ,Jason Daniel; Zaveri,Esha Dilip Disclosed

Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (Arabic)

The 21st century will witness the collision of two powerful forces, burgeoning population growth, together with a changing climate. With population growth, water scarcity will proliferate to new areas across the globe. ... See More +

Publication 119840 OCT 24, 2017

Damania,Richard; Desbureaux, Sébastien; Hyland,Marie Caitriona; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Moore,Scott Michael; Rodella,Aude-Sophie; Russ,Jason Daniel; Zaveri,Esha Dilip English, French, Portuguese, Spanish Disclosed

Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (French)

The 21st century will witness the collision of two powerful forces, burgeoning population growth, together with a changing climate. With population growth, water scarcity will proliferate to new areas across the globe. ... See More +

Publication 119840 OCT 24, 2017

Damania,Richard; Desbureaux, Sébastien; Hyland,Marie Caitriona; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Moore,Scott Michael; Rodella,Aude-Sophie; Russ,Jason Daniel; Zaveri,Esha Dilip English, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish Disclosed

Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (Portuguese)

The 21st century will witness the collision of two powerful forces, burgeoning population growth, together with a changing climate. With population growth, water scarcity will proliferate to new areas across the globe. ... See More +

Publication 119840 OCT 24, 2017

Damania,Richard; Desbureaux, Sébastien; Hyland,Marie Caitriona; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Moore,Scott Michael; Rodella,Aude-Sophie; Russ,Jason Daniel; Zaveri,Esha Dilip English, Arabic, French, Spanish Disclosed

Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (Spanish)

The 21st century will witness the collision of two powerful forces, burgeoning population growth, together with a changing climate. With population growth, water scarcity will proliferate to new areas across the globe. ... See More +

Publication 119840 OCT 24, 2017

Damania,Richard; Desbureaux, Sébastien; Hyland,Marie Caitriona; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Moore,Scott Michael; Rodella,Aude-Sophie; Russ,Jason Daniel; Zaveri,Esha Dilip English, Arabic, French, Portuguese 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

Does mobile money use increase firms' investment ? evidence from enterprise Surveys in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania (English)

Private investment can be an important engine of economic growth in East African countries, which, despite recent growth rates, are still plagued with adverse economic conditions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7890 NOV 14, 2016

Islam,Asif Mohammed; Muzi,Silvia; Rodriguez Meza,Jorge Luis Disclosed

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Madagascar - Country Economic Memorandum : Scaling Success - Building a Resilient Economy (French)
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FEB 01, 2020 143987 Report English
Madagascar - Country Economic Memorandum : Scaling Success - Building a Resilient Economy (English)
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FEB 01, 2020 143987 Report
Decomposing the Labor Productivity Gap between Upper-Middle-Income and High-Income Countries (English)
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DEC 03, 2019 WPS9073 Policy Research Working Paper
Women, Business and the Law 2019 : A Decade of Reform (English)
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FEB 26, 2019 134883 Working Paper French, Bulgarian
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
Women, Business and the Law 2019 : A Decade of Reform (French)
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JAN 01, 2019 134883 Working Paper English, Bulgarian
The Drivers and Impacts of Water Infrastructure Reliability : A Global Analysis of Manufacturing Firms (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 WPS8637 Policy Research Working Paper
World Development Report 2019 : The Changing Nature of Work : Main Report (Chinese)
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SEP 28, 2018 130189 World Development Report English, Italian, French, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, Serbian, Bulgarian, Spanish
Public Procurement and the Private Business Sector : Evidence from Firm-Level Data (English)
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SEP 05, 2018 WPS8575 Policy Research Working Paper
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
The burden of water shortages on informal firms (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 WPS8457 Policy Research Working Paper
World Development Report 2019 : The Changing Nature of Work : Main Report (English)
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FEB 16, 2018 130189 World Development Report French, Arabic, Russian, Chinese
Public procurement regulation and road quality (English)
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NOV 06, 2017 WPS8234 Policy Research Working Paper
Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (English)
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OCT 24, 2017 119840 Publication
Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (Arabic)
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OCT 24, 2017 119840 Publication English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (French)
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OCT 24, 2017 119840 Publication English, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish
Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (Portuguese)
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OCT 24, 2017 119840 Publication English, Arabic, French, Spanish
Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (Spanish)
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OCT 24, 2017 119840 Publication English, Arabic, French, Portuguese
Unequal laws and the disempowerment of women in the labor market : evidence from firm-level data (English)
See More +
SEP 21, 2017 WPS8202 Policy Research Working Paper
Does mobile money use increase firms' investment ? evidence from enterprise Surveys in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania (English)
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NOV 14, 2016 WPS7890 Policy Research Working Paper