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Promoting foreign investment in fragile and conflict-affected situations (English)

Fragile and conflict-affected situations might appear incapable of attracting significant flows of foreign investment due to their often negative international images and weak enabling environments. ... See More +

Brief 91190 APR 01, 2014

Griffin,Carlos Roberto; Whyte,Robert Disclosed

Does e-filing reduce tax compliance costs in developing countries? (English)

As the use of e-fi ling of tax returns has spread from developed to developing
countries, it has been clear that this sort of reform can reduce errors and opportunities for corruption. ... See More +

Brief 91191 FEB 01, 2014

Coolidge, Jacqueline; Yilmaz, Fatih Disclosed

Political risk : the missing link in understanding investment climate reform? (English)

Political risk has once again become a key concern of investors after the perceived openness and liberalization of foreign direct investment (FDI) regimes in the 1990s. ... See More +

Brief 68295 MAR 01, 2012

Dreyhaupt, Stephan; Nimac, Ivan; Hornberger, Kusi Disclosed

The power of renewable energy : fostering investment and competition to generate electricity (English)

Renewable energy is a viable, cost-effective way to provide power to rural and remote areas, lower electricity generation costs over time, and reduce costly power outages. ... See More +

Brief 107912 OCT 01, 2011

Begazo Gomez,Tania Priscilla; Martinez Licetti,Martha Disclosed

Leveraging technology to support business registration reform : insights from recent country experience (English)

Governments are revamping their processes for business registration, which can help improve the competitiveness of their investment climates and drive growth in formally registered firms. ... See More +

Brief 64999 JUL 01, 2011

Belayachi, Karim O.; De Magalhaes,Numa F.; Meunier,Frederic; Wille,John R. Disclosed

Investment regulation and promotion : can they coexist in one body? (English)

The World Bank Group's global investment promotion benchmarking 2009 report found that nearly three-quarters of countries are missing out on much of the $1 trillion annual market for foreign direct investment by simply failing at the timely provision of high-quality business information to potential investors. ... See More +

Brief 80253 MAR 01, 2011

Griffin,Carlos Roberto; Whyte,Robert; Ortega Sotes,Celia Disclosed

Guidelines : procurement of goods, works and non-consulting services under IBRD loans and IDA credits and grants by World Bank borrowers : Diretrizes para seleção e contratação de consultores pelos mutuários do Banco Mundial (Portuguese)

The purpose of these guidelines is to inform those carrying out a project that is financed in whole or in part by a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), a credit or grant from the International Development Association (IDA), a Project Preparation Advance (PPA), a grant from the Bank, or a trust fund administered by the Bank and executed by the recipient, of the policies that govern the procurement of goods, works, and non-consulting services required for the project. ... See More +

Board Report 58668 JAN 01, 2011

Chinese, English Disclosed

Guidelines : procurement of goods, works and non-consulting services under IBRD loans and IDA credits and grants by World Bank borrowers (English)

The purpose of these guidelines is to inform those carrying out a project that is financed in whole or in part by a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), a credit or grant from the International Development Association (IDA), a Project Preparation Advance (PPA), a grant from the Bank, or a trust fund administered by the Bank and executed by the recipient, of the policies that govern the procurement of goods, works, and non-consulting services required for the project. ... See More +

Board Report 58668 JAN 01, 2011

Portuguese, Chinese Disclosed

Guidelines : procurement of goods, works and non-consulting services under IBRD loans and IDA credits and grants by World Bank borrowers (Chinese)

The purpose of these guidelines is to inform those carrying out a project that is financed in whole or in part by a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), a credit or grant from the International Development Association (IDA), a Project Preparation Advance (PPA), a grant from the Bank, or a trust fund administered by the Bank and executed by the recipient, of the policies that govern the procurement of goods, works, and non-consulting services required for the project. ... See More +

Board Report 58668 JAN 01, 2011

Portuguese, English Disclosed

Using strategic communications to engage stakeholders in tax reform (English)

Strategic communications is used to build support and local ownership for reform initiatives while diffusing stakeholder opposition. It addresses the critical 'people' side of the reform process by fostering dialogue between stakeholders, changing perceptions, and strengthening the capacity of government to assist taxpayers. ... See More +

Brief 59820 DEC 01, 2010

Rahman, Shaela Disclosed

Taxing tourism in developing countries (English)

A good investment climate for tourism, underpinned by a sound tax regime, can play a central role in a government's growth and development strategy. ... See More +

Brief 59819 JUN 01, 2010

Corthay, Laurent; Loeprick, Jan Disclosed

Using taxation to enable a fair and thriving mining industry (English)

Tax policy is an important tool for attracting investment and spurring growth in mining a valuable industry. This note examines the implications of tax policy from the perspectives of governments and investors, analyzing royalties, windfall taxes, depreciation allowances, loss carry-forward provisions, and tax administration. ... See More +

Brief 59792 JUN 01, 2010

Tadros, Farid; Svensson, Kristina Disclosed

Reforming customs clearance in Pakistan (English)

Simple, fast, transparent customs clearance procedures encourage trade-and the resulting tariffs and related taxes raise government revenue and stimulate economic development. ... See More +

Brief 59823 APR 01, 2010

Ahmad, Manzoor Disclosed

Developing a single window to facilitate trade in Senegal (English)

In 1995 a reform group headed by Senegal's Ministry of trade introduced a single window system for electronic trade facilitation as part of a reform agenda to improve the country's business environment. ... See More +

Brief 59835 APR 01, 2010

Diagne, Ibrahima Disclosed

Managing risk in customs : lessons from the New Zealand customs service (English)

The New Zealand Customs Service's risk management system enables it to manage large volumes of cargo crossing borders with limited resources. The system encompasses a culture of problem-solving and accountability for decisions, a standard methodology for identifying and assessing risk, and an intelligence function that applies this methodology. ... See More +

Brief 59821 APR 01, 2010

Foley, Rebecca; Northway, Bruce Disclosed

Ghana leads West Africa in transit reform (English)

Cumbersome transit and customs procedures hinder trade and economic development. Ghana has modified several features of its transit system as part of efforts to improve road-based trade in West Africa. ... See More +

Brief 58871 APR 01, 2010

Wulf, Luc De Disclosed

Tax compliance cost surveys : using data to design targeted reforms (English)

Businesses especially small ones often face heavy costs in the process of preparing, filing, and paying taxes in addition to the burden of tax payments. ... See More +

Brief 54086 FEB 01, 2010

Coolidge, Jacqueline; Disclosed

Providing incentives for investment : advice for policymakers in developing countries (English)

Are tax incentives effective at attracting investment? Or are they a waste of resources? The answer depends on the policies used and the sectors where investment is sought. ... See More +

Brief 54017 JAN 01, 2010

James,Sebastian S. Disclosed

Investment promotion essentials : what sets the world's best investment facilitators apart from the rest (English)

More than 70 percent of investment promotion intermediaries may be missing out on foreign investment by failing to provide investors with accurate and timely information, according to the global investment promotion benchmarking 2009 report. ... See More +

Brief 50356 SEP 01, 2009

Ortega, Celia; Griffin, Carlos Disclosed

Tackling corruption through : tax administration reform (English)

A weak tax administration encourages corruption that benefits both government officials and businesses at the expense of overall tax revenue. Collusive corruption is at the heart of most, if not all, problems related to tax administration. ... See More +

Brief 48312 APR 01, 2009

Rahman, Aminur Disclosed

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Promoting foreign investment in fragile and conflict-affected situations (English)
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APR 01, 2014 91190 Brief
Does e-filing reduce tax compliance costs in developing countries? (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 91191 Brief
Political risk : the missing link in understanding investment climate reform? (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 68295 Brief
The power of renewable energy : fostering investment and competition to generate electricity (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 107912 Brief
Leveraging technology to support business registration reform : insights from recent country experience (English)
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JUL 01, 2011 64999 Brief
Investment regulation and promotion : can they coexist in one body? (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 80253 Brief
Guidelines : procurement of goods, works and non-consulting services under IBRD loans and IDA credits and grants by World Bank borrowers : Diretrizes para seleção e contratação de consultores pelos mutuários do Banco Mundial (Portuguese)
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JAN 01, 2011 58668 Board Report Chinese, English
Guidelines : procurement of goods, works and non-consulting services under IBRD loans and IDA credits and grants by World Bank borrowers (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 58668 Board Report Portuguese, Chinese
Guidelines : procurement of goods, works and non-consulting services under IBRD loans and IDA credits and grants by World Bank borrowers (Chinese)
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JAN 01, 2011 58668 Board Report Portuguese, English
Using strategic communications to engage stakeholders in tax reform (English)
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DEC 01, 2010 59820 Brief
Taxing tourism in developing countries (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 59819 Brief
Using taxation to enable a fair and thriving mining industry (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 59792 Brief
Reforming customs clearance in Pakistan (English)
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APR 01, 2010 59823 Brief
Developing a single window to facilitate trade in Senegal (English)
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APR 01, 2010 59835 Brief
Managing risk in customs : lessons from the New Zealand customs service (English)
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APR 01, 2010 59821 Brief
Ghana leads West Africa in transit reform (English)
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APR 01, 2010 58871 Brief
Tax compliance cost surveys : using data to design targeted reforms (English)
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FEB 01, 2010 54086 Brief
Providing incentives for investment : advice for policymakers in developing countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 54017 Brief
Investment promotion essentials : what sets the world's best investment facilitators apart from the rest (English)
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SEP 01, 2009 50356 Brief
Tackling corruption through : tax administration reform (English)
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APR 01, 2009 48312 Brief