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Promoting clean household fuels among the rural poor : evaluation of the Deepam scheme in Andhra Pradesh (English)

In 1999 the State Government of Andhra Pradesh launched the Deepam scheme, under which the government covered the cylinder connection fee for starting LPG service to those families classified as being below the poverty line. ... See More +

Internal Discussion Paper IDP183 MAR 01, 2002

Disclosed

Trends in private investment in developing countries - statistics for 1970-2000 and the impact on private investment of corruption and the quality of public investment (English)

The report is part of the continued investigation on the public-private investment relationship, and its focus for this year is on the quality of public investment, its interaction with corruption, and the resulting impact on private investment. ... See More +

Publication IFD44 SEP 30, 2001

Everhart, Stephen S.; Sumlinski, Mariusz A.

Firm size and the business environment : worldwide survey results (English)

The development of the small, and medium enterprise sector is believed to be crucial for economic growth, and poverty alleviation. Those who seek to develop the sector, must consent with the general perception that small- and medium-scale enterprises are at a disadvantage, compared with larger firms. ... See More +

Publication IFD43 AUG 31, 2001

Schiffer, Mirjam; Weder, Beatrice

Leapfrogging? India's information technology industry and the Internet (English)

The Internet has been seen by numerous observers, as a set of technologies that might enable developing countries to "leapfrog" over the development path, taken by industrial countries, enabling poorer countries to increase their rates of growth, and "catch up" sooner. ... See More +

Publication IFD42 MAY 31, 2001

Miller,Robert R. Disclosed

Trends in private investment in developing countries - statistics for 1970-1998 (English)

This discussion paper examines in its first part, the role of private investment in economic growth. While theoretical growth models developed in the economics literature, make no distinction between private, and public components of investment, there is an emerging appreciation that private investment is more efficient, and productive tan public investment. ... See More +

Publication IFD41 JUN 30, 2000

Bouton, Lawrence; Sumlinski, Mariusz A.

A market-oriented strategy for small and medium scale enterprises (English)

The paper examines the economic rationale for intervention in support of small and medium scale enterprises (SME), on both theoretical and empirical grounds. ... See More +

Publication IFD40 APR 30, 2000

Hallberg, Kristin

Primary securities markets - cross country findings (English)

The paper examines aggregate primary capital market activity in a cross section of emerging market, and developed countries. The authors analyze data on the value of funds raised domestically via issues of debt, and equity securities in public capital markets in thirty two countries over the period 1980-95. ... See More +

Publication IFD39 JUN 30, 1999

Aylward, Anthony; Glen, Jack

Time to rethink privatization in transition economies? (English)

Worldwide, increasing evidence suggest that privatization improves firm performance. But in some institutionally-weak transition economies, ownership change has so far, not delivered on its promise. ... See More +

Publication IFD38 MAY 31, 1999

Nellis, John

Trends in private investment in developing countries : statistics for 1970-97 (English)

This is the tenth annual edition of "Trends in Private Investment in Developing Countries." To mark this event, this report includes figures for each of the countries for which data are available as well as the first country-specific results of a worldwide survey on obstacles to doing business perceived by executives in 74 countries (including several industrial countries for comparison). ... See More +

Publication IFD37 MAY 31, 1999

Pfeffermann, Guy P.; Kisunko, Gregory V.; Sumlinski, Mariusz A.

Trends in venture capital finance in developing countries (English)

This discussion paper focuses on venture capital finance in developing countries, the structuring of these funds, and how they are managed to maximize investment value. ... See More +

Publication IFD36 JUL 31, 1998

Aylward, Anthony

Corporations' use of the Internet in developing countries (English)

The study uses a survey technique to explore corporate Internet use in developing countries. A major conclusion is that such use is extensive, considering deficiencies in telephone networks in many countries and the relative newness of the technology. ... See More +

Publication IFD35 JUL 31, 1998

Daly, John A.; Miller, Robert R.

Trends in private investment in developing countries : statistics for 1970-96 (English)

Private investment in developing countries continued its upward trend in 1996, the most recent year for which data exist, on an unweighted average basis. ... See More +

Publication IFD34 MAY 31, 1998

Glen, Jack D.; Sumlinski, Mariusz A.

How businesses see government - responses from private sector surveys in 69 countries (English)

This discussion paper draws on a survey of private sector businesses conducted in preparation for the World Bank's World Development Report 1997 and on parallel surveys in OECD countries. ... See More +

Publication IFD33 JAN 31, 1998

Brunetti, Aymo; Kisunko, Gregory; Weder, Beatrice

The business of education - a look at Kenya's private education sector (English)

This case study surveys the educational services provided by the private sector in Kenya, identifies the major issues, and discusses a possible role for the World Bank Group, particularly the IFC. ... See More +

Publication IFD32 SEP 30, 1997

Karmokolias, Yannis; Maas, Jacob van Lutsenburg

Trends in private investment in developing countries : statistics for 1970-95 (English)

This short paper, in its eighth edition, provides private and public investment data through 1995. Although the growing empirical literature on privatization has almost invariably found that the transfer of assets from public to private hands yields both efficiency and welfare gains, there has been a surprising lack of research on the macroeconomic consequences of privatization. ... See More +

Publication IFD31 DEC 31, 1996

Bouton, Lawrence; Sumlinski, Mariusz A.

International joint ventures in developing countries : happy marriages? (English)

This study focuses on a particular form of international corporate entry into developing countries: cross-border joint ventures (JVs). It looks for the causes of problems arising in the negotiation, implementation, and operation of international joint ventures in order to identify potential difficulties and raise the probability of future success. ... See More +

Publication IFD29 JUN 30, 1996

Miller, Robert R.; Glen, Jack D.; Jaspersen, Frede Disclosed

Trends in private investment in developing countries : statistics for 1970-94 (English)

This is the seventh annual edition of "Trends in Private Investment in Developing Countries", a unique data source. In addition to presenting the latest statistics the present edition focuses on international financing flows. ... See More +

Publication IFD28 DEC 31, 1995

Jaspersen, Frederick Z.; Aylward, Anthony H.; Sumlinski, Mariusz A.

Evaluations of retraining programs in OECD countries : implications for economies in transition (English)

This paper presents evaluative information on retraining schemes for unemployed adults in OECD countries. These evaluations fall into three categories: experimental evaluations that compare the effects of retraining programs for participants and a control group chosen prior to scheme's initiation; quasi-experimental evaluations that chose the control group after the program is completed; and non-specific evaluations that use no control group. ... See More +

Internal Discussion Paper IDP156 OCT 31, 1995

Dar, Amit; Gill, Indermit S.

Intellectual property protection, direct investment, and technology transfer : Germany, Japan, and the United States (English)

In IFC Discussion Paper 19, the author found that the strength or weakness of a country's system of intellectual property protection seems to have substantial effect, particularly in high-technology industries, on the kinds of technology transferred by many U.S. firms to that country. ... See More +

Publication IFD27 SEP 30, 1995

Mansfield, Edwin

Dividend policy and behavior in emerging markets : to pay or not to pay (English)

From the investor's point of view, returns on their investment are split into two parts: capital gains and dividends. In part, corporate management determines the nature of that split when it decides on a corporate dividend policy. ... See More +

Publication IFD26 JUL 31, 1995

Glen, Jack D.; Karmokolias, Yannis; Miller, Robert R.; Shah, Sanjay

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Promoting clean household fuels among the rural poor : evaluation of the Deepam scheme in Andhra Pradesh (English)
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MAR 01, 2002 IDP183 Internal Discussion Paper
Trends in private investment in developing countries - statistics for 1970-2000 and the impact on private investment of corruption and the quality of public investment (English)
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SEP 30, 2001 IFD44 Publication
Firm size and the business environment : worldwide survey results (English)
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AUG 31, 2001 IFD43 Publication
Leapfrogging? India's information technology industry and the Internet (English)
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MAY 31, 2001 IFD42 Publication
Trends in private investment in developing countries - statistics for 1970-1998 (English)
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JUN 30, 2000 IFD41 Publication
A market-oriented strategy for small and medium scale enterprises (English)
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APR 30, 2000 IFD40 Publication
Primary securities markets - cross country findings (English)
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JUN 30, 1999 IFD39 Publication
Time to rethink privatization in transition economies? (English)
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MAY 31, 1999 IFD38 Publication
Trends in private investment in developing countries : statistics for 1970-97 (English)
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MAY 31, 1999 IFD37 Publication
Trends in venture capital finance in developing countries (English)
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JUL 31, 1998 IFD36 Publication
Corporations' use of the Internet in developing countries (English)
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JUL 31, 1998 IFD35 Publication
Trends in private investment in developing countries : statistics for 1970-96 (English)
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MAY 31, 1998 IFD34 Publication
How businesses see government - responses from private sector surveys in 69 countries (English)
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JAN 31, 1998 IFD33 Publication
The business of education - a look at Kenya's private education sector (English)
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SEP 30, 1997 IFD32 Publication
Trends in private investment in developing countries : statistics for 1970-95 (English)
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DEC 31, 1996 IFD31 Publication
International joint ventures in developing countries : happy marriages? (English)
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JUN 30, 1996 IFD29 Publication
Trends in private investment in developing countries : statistics for 1970-94 (English)
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DEC 31, 1995 IFD28 Publication
Evaluations of retraining programs in OECD countries : implications for economies in transition (English)
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OCT 31, 1995 IDP156 Internal Discussion Paper
Intellectual property protection, direct investment, and technology transfer : Germany, Japan, and the United States (English)
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SEP 30, 1995 IFD27 Publication
Dividend policy and behavior in emerging markets : to pay or not to pay (English)
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JUL 31, 1995 IFD26 Publication