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Private equity and venture capital in smes in developing countries : the role for technical assistance (English)

This paper discusses the constraints for private equity financing of small and medium enterprises in developing economies. In addition to capital, private equity investors bring knowledge and expertise to the companies in which they invest. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6827 APR 01, 2014

Divakaran, Shanthi; McGinnis, Patrick J.; Shariff, Masood

Incentive contracts for environmental services and their potential in REDD (English)

Implementation arrangements for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation can be seen as contracts that could address some of the inherent problems with forest carbon credits that often lead to high transaction costs -- measuring, monitoring, and verification. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6829 APR 01, 2014

Fortmannm Lea; Salas, Paula Cordero; Sohngen, Brent; Roe, Brian

Unconventional monetary policy normalization in high-income countries : implications for emerging market capital flows and crisis risks (English)

As the recovery in high-income countries firms amid a gradual withdrawal of extraordinary monetary stimulus, developing countries can expect stronger demand for their exports as global trade regains momentum, but also rising interest rates and potentially weaker capital inflows. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6830 APR 01, 2014

Burns, Andrew; Kida, Mizuho; Lim, Jamus Jerome; Mohapatra, Sanket; Stocker, Marc

Post-harvest loss in Sub-Saharan Africa -- what do farmers say ? (English)

The 2007-2008 global food crisis has renewed interest in post-harvest loss, but estimates remain scarce, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper uses self-reported measures from nationally representative household surveys in Malawi, Uganda, and Tanzania. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6831 APR 01, 2014

Kaminski, Jonathan; Christiaensen, Luc

Trust and identity in a small, post-socialist, post-crisis society (English)

The principal focus in the substantial literature on impediments to economic development has been on the inadequacies of policies and governance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6828 APR 01, 2014

Bjornskov, Christian; Bogetic, Zeljko; Hillman, Arye L.; Popovic, Milenko

The impact of an adolescent girls employment program : the EPAG project in Liberia (English)

This paper presents findings from the impact evaluation of the Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (EPAG) project in Liberia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6832 APR 01, 2014

Adoho, Franck; Chakravarty, Shubha; Korkoyah, Jr, Dala T.; Lundberg, Mattias; Tasneem, Afia

Do poverty traps exist ? (English)

This paper reviews the empirical evidence on the existence of poverty traps, understood as self-reinforcing mechanisms through which poor individuals or countries remain poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6835 APR 01, 2014

Kraay, Aart; McKenzie, David

Pathways to the middle class in Turkey : how have reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity helped ? (English)

Turkey's poverty reduction performance in the 2000s has been remarkably consistent. Extreme and moderate poverty have fallen considerably since 2003. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6834 APR 01, 2014

Azevedo, Joao Pedro; Atamanov, Aziz

Can Latin America tap the globalization upside ? : Can Latin America tap the globalization upside ? (English)

This paper discusses the theoretical arguments in favor of and against economic globalization and, with a view to ascertaining whether Latin America may be able to capture the globalization upside, examines the trends and salient features of Latin America's globalization as compared with that of Southeast Asia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6837 APR 01, 2014

de la Torre, Augusto; Didier, Tatiana; Pinat, Magali

Voter response to natural disaster aid : quasi-experimental evidence from drought relief payments in Mexico (English)

The paper estimates the effects on presidential election returns in Mexico of a government climatic contingency transfer that is allocated through rainfall-indexed insurance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6836 APR 01, 2014

Fuchs, Alan; Rodriguez-Chamussy, Lourdes

Learning from financial crises (English)

This paper considers the question of whether international banks learn from their previous crisis experiences and reduce their lending to developing countries in the event of a financial crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6838 APR 01, 2014

Lim , Jamus Jerome; Minne, Geoffrey

Why liquidity matters to the export decision of the firm (English)

Under financial constraints, exporting may have less to do with productivity and more to do with financial resources. The established relationship between exporting and productivity would differ when examined through the lens of the working capital needs of the firm. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6839 APR 01, 2014

Chan, Rosanna

Labor mobility, economic shocks, and jobless growth : evidence from panel data in Morocco (English)

During the past 20 years, Morocco has implemented a wide range of macroeconomic, social, and labor market reforms that have delivered in terms of growth of gross domestic product and household welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6795 MAR 01, 2014

Verme, Paolo; Barry, Abdoul Gadiry; Guennouni, Jamal; Taamouti, Mohamed

Import dynamics and demands for protection (English)

What kinds of changes in foreign competition lead domestic industries to seek import protection? To address this question this paper uses detailed monthly U.S. import data to investigate changes in import composition during a 24-month window immediately preceding the filing of a petition for protection. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6796 MAR 01, 2014

Hillberry, Russell; McCalman, Phillip

Financial constraints, working capital and the dynamic behavior of the firm (English)

Financial constraints are widespread in developing countries, where even short-term credit is limited. Finance held by firms as working capital is a substantial proportion of sales revenue, yet the role of working capital is largely neglected by existing models of financial constraints. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6797 MAR 01, 2014

Chan, Rosanna

What factors predict how public sector projects perform ? a review of the World Bank's public sector management portfolio (English)

This paper uses regression analysis to identify which country context, reform content, process, and project management variables predict the performance of public sector management projects, as measured by the Independent Evaluation Group's project outcome ratings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6798 MAR 01, 2014

Blum, Jurgen Rene

The implementation of industrial parks : some lessons learned in India (English)

Industrial parks are as popular as they are controversial, in India and globally. At their best they align infrastructure provision and agglomeration economies to jolt industrial growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6799 MAR 01, 2014

Saleman, Yannick; Jordan, Luke

Governance of securities regulators : a framework (English)

This paper reviews the published work on the governance of regulatory authorities in order to identify the basic governance standards that apply and some of the factors that affect the implementation of good governance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6800 MAR 01, 2014

Pratt, Richard; Berg, Alexander

Re-re-reply to "the impact of microcredit on the poor in Bangladesh : revisiting the evidence" (English)

"The Impact of Microcredit on the Poor in Bangladesh: Revisiting the Evidence," by David Roodman and Jonathan Morduch (2014) (henceforth RM) is the most recent of a sequence of papers and web postings that seeks to refute the findings of the Pitt and Khandker (1998; henceforth PK) article "The Impact of Group-Based Credit on Poor Households in Bangladesh: Does the Gender of Participants Matter?" ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6801 MAR 01, 2014

Pitt, Mark M.

Why are adult women missing ? son preference and maternal survival in India (English)

This paper is the first to show that excess mortality among adult women can be partly explained by strong preference for male children, the same cultural norm widely known to cause excess mortality before birth or at young ages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6802 MAR 01, 2014

Milazzo, Annamaria

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Private equity and venture capital in smes in developing countries : the role for technical assistance (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6827 Policy Research Working Paper
Incentive contracts for environmental services and their potential in REDD (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6829 Policy Research Working Paper
Unconventional monetary policy normalization in high-income countries : implications for emerging market capital flows and crisis risks (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6830 Policy Research Working Paper
Post-harvest loss in Sub-Saharan Africa -- what do farmers say ? (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6831 Policy Research Working Paper
Trust and identity in a small, post-socialist, post-crisis society (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6828 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of an adolescent girls employment program : the EPAG project in Liberia (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6832 Policy Research Working Paper
Do poverty traps exist ? (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6835 Policy Research Working Paper
Pathways to the middle class in Turkey : how have reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity helped ? (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6834 Policy Research Working Paper
Can Latin America tap the globalization upside ? : Can Latin America tap the globalization upside ? (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6837 Policy Research Working Paper
Voter response to natural disaster aid : quasi-experimental evidence from drought relief payments in Mexico (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6836 Policy Research Working Paper
Learning from financial crises (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6838 Policy Research Working Paper
Why liquidity matters to the export decision of the firm (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6839 Policy Research Working Paper
Labor mobility, economic shocks, and jobless growth : evidence from panel data in Morocco (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6795 Policy Research Working Paper
Import dynamics and demands for protection (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6796 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial constraints, working capital and the dynamic behavior of the firm (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6797 Policy Research Working Paper
What factors predict how public sector projects perform ? a review of the World Bank's public sector management portfolio (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6798 Policy Research Working Paper
The implementation of industrial parks : some lessons learned in India (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6799 Policy Research Working Paper
Governance of securities regulators : a framework (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6800 Policy Research Working Paper
Re-re-reply to "the impact of microcredit on the poor in Bangladesh : revisiting the evidence" (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6801 Policy Research Working Paper
Why are adult women missing ? son preference and maternal survival in India (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6802 Policy Research Working Paper