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Trade Facilitation Reform - The Impact of Targeted Sampling on Import Compliance (English)

The results of an impact evaluation of the introduction of a risk-based approach to sampling import shipments by the Macedonian Food and Veterinary Agency indicate that the sampling plan was not effectively implemented, and the reform did not improve the targeting of risky shipments. ... See More +

Viewpoint 125873 MAR 01, 2018

Hillberry,Russell Henry; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Alcántara,Alejandra Mendoza Disclosed

Competition and poverty (English)

A literature review shows competition policy reforms can deliver benefits for the poorest households and improve income distribution. A lack of competition in food markets hurts the poorest households the most. ... See More +

Viewpoint 104736 APR 01, 2016

Begazo Gomez,Tania Priscilla; Nyman,Sara Disclosed

Small business tax regimes (English)

Simplified tax regimes for micro and small enterprises in developing countries are intended to facilitate voluntary tax compliance. However, survey evidence suggests that small business taxation based on simplified bookkeeping or turnover is sometimes perceived as too complex for microenterprises in countries with high illiteracy levels. ... See More +

Viewpoint 104359 FEB 01, 2016

Coolidge,Jacqueline; Yilmaz,Fatih Disclosed

Investment climate in Africa (English)

The World Bank Group has been working on investment climate reform in Sub-Saharan Africa for nearly a decade, a period characterized by dramatic economic growth on the continent. ... See More +

Viewpoint 98923 JUL 01, 2015

Bridgman,David; Adamali,Aref Disclosed

Export competitiveness: Why Domestic Market Competition Matters (English)

This review of the empirical literature shows that industries with more intense domestic competition will export more. Competition law enforcement can be traced to export performance and is complementary to trade reforms. ... See More +

Viewpoint 97914 JUN 01, 2015

Goodwin,Tanja K.; Pierola Castro,Martha D. Disclosed

Risk management in customs : benefits of customs reform - the evidence from Albania (English)

Research into the economic impact of a customs reform in Albania shows the promise of the broader trade facilitation reform efforts that are gaining momentum in developing countries worldwide. ... See More +

Viewpoint 97220 JUN 01, 2015

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Alcántara, Alejandra Mendoza Disclosed

Primary care for the poor : the potential of micro-health markets to improve care (English)

Much of the primary curative care provided to the poor by the private sector occurs not at large hospitals but at small, single-person clinics. ... See More +

Viewpoint 94424 JAN 01, 2015

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Contract farming (English)

Contract farming involves production by farmers under agreement with buyers for their outputs. This arrangement can help integrate small-scale farmers into modern agricultural value chains, providing them with inputs, technical assistance, and assured markets. ... See More +

Viewpoint 102736 OCT 01, 2014

Minot, Nicholas; Ronchi,Loraine Disclosed

Distributed private energy projects : supporting electrification goals in low-income countries (English)

Unreliable electricity supply hinders economic growth in low-income countries. The private sector can play a significant role in supporting national power goals through small-scale ‘alternative private supply of power,’ or APS. ... See More +

Viewpoint 90760 JUL 01, 2014

Desai,Vyjayanti Tharmaratnam; Moreno,Francisco Alejandro Disclosed

Food safety standards : economic and market impacts in developing countries (English)

Compliance with public and private food safety standards has been the subject of increasing attention. Much of the literature on impacts of food safety regulation in developed countries focuses on public health. ... See More +

Viewpoint 107910 JUL 01, 2014

Unnevehr,Laurian J.; Ronchi,Loraine Disclosed

Deposit insurance systems : what do initial assessments show? (English)

Deposit insurance is increasingly being recognized as an important part of a country's financial sector safety net. Deposit insurers are using the core principles for effective deposit insurance systems to complete self-assessments to guide them in their strategic planning and ongoing operations. ... See More +

Viewpoint 84380 OCT 01, 2013

Lee,Yejin Carol; Mcguire,Claire Louise Disclosed

Ownership anonymity (English)

Is it possible to register a limited liability company anonymously? According to data from the 2012 World Bank entrepreneurship database, a majority of the economies surveyed require the name of the principal owner of a limited liability company at the time of registration. ... See More +

Viewpoint 80611 JUN 01, 2013

Belayachi, Karim O.; Klapper,Leora; Ortiz Saborío,Ana Priscilla; Siegel,Carol Disclosed

Feed-in tariffs or auctions? : Procuring renewable energy supply in South Africa (English)

Feed in tariffs have been the most widely used support mechanism to encourage the growth of grid-connected renewable energy. But could competitive tenders or auctions offer lower prices while still providing adequate incentives for market entry by renewable energy suppliers. ... See More +

Viewpoint 77971 APR 01, 2013

Gassner,Katharina B.; Maurer,Luiz T. A.; Pickering, Mark; Whittaker,Sean Disclosed

Small scale generation : issues in standardizing power purchase agreements (English)

This note provides an introduction to the issues surrounding the design of Power Purchase Agreement's (PPAs). Programs to attract investment in small-scale electricity generation, often powered by renewable energy sources, have become increasingly common in the developing world as governments seek to both expand access to electricity and improve sustainability. ... See More +

Viewpoint 77970 MAR 01, 2013

Ferrey,Steven; Moreno,Francisco Alejandro Disclosed

Resolution regimes (English)

In response to the financial crisis in developed countries, the G-20, the financial stability board, the Basel committee on banking supervision, and other standard setters are pursuing an agenda of reforms aimed at improving laws, policies, and procedures for resolving troubled and failing financial institutions. ... See More +

Viewpoint 75209 JAN 01, 2013

Scott, David Disclosed

Trade logistics reforms (English)

This note reviews the literature on the effects of reforms improving trade logistics systems and services. Three key insights emerge. First, trade logistics reforms have a notable effect on the ability of countries to export and import cost-effectively and to become effective players in competitive global and regional markets. ... See More +

Viewpoint 75208 DEC 12, 2012

Subramanian,Uma Disclosed

Electricity reforms : what some countries did right and others can do better (English)

Since 1982 more than half the world's countries have reformed their electricity sectors. Implemented correctly, the standard reform model, with competition, unbundling, and effective regulation, can lead to big gains in performance. ... See More +

Viewpoint 73638 OCT 01, 2012

Kessides,Ioannis N. Disclosed

Competition policy : encouraging thriving markets for development (English)

A literature review shows that competition policy reforms allow markets to work more efficiently for the benefit of consumers and drive sustainable economic growth. ... See More +

Viewpoint 73637 SEP 01, 2012

Kitzmuller,Markus; Martinez Licetti,Martha Disclosed

Reforming business taxes : what is the effect on private sector development? (English)

Tax rates and the administrative costs of tax compliance are key concerns of business. Studies within and across countries suggest that lowering corporate tax rates can increase investment, reduce tax evasion by formal firms, promote the creation of formal firms, and ultimately raise sales and Gross Domestic Product (GDP). ... See More +

Viewpoint 67806 DEC 01, 2011

Bruhn,Miriam Disclosed

Settling out of court : how effective is alternative dispute resolution? (English)

Alternative dispute resolution can help the justice system in a country function more efficiently. It often saves costs and time and increases user satisfaction. ... See More +

Viewpoint 67805 OCT 01, 2011

Love,Inessa Disclosed

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Trade Facilitation Reform - The Impact of Targeted Sampling on Import Compliance (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125873 Viewpoint
Competition and poverty (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104736 Viewpoint
Small business tax regimes (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 104359 Viewpoint
Investment climate in Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98923 Viewpoint
Export competitiveness: Why Domestic Market Competition Matters (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97914 Viewpoint
Risk management in customs : benefits of customs reform - the evidence from Albania (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97220 Viewpoint
Primary care for the poor : the potential of micro-health markets to improve care (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94424 Viewpoint
Contract farming (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 102736 Viewpoint
Distributed private energy projects : supporting electrification goals in low-income countries (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 90760 Viewpoint
Food safety standards : economic and market impacts in developing countries (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 107910 Viewpoint
Deposit insurance systems : what do initial assessments show? (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 84380 Viewpoint
Ownership anonymity (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 80611 Viewpoint
Feed-in tariffs or auctions? : Procuring renewable energy supply in South Africa (English)
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APR 01, 2013 77971 Viewpoint
Small scale generation : issues in standardizing power purchase agreements (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 77970 Viewpoint
Resolution regimes (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75209 Viewpoint
Trade logistics reforms (English)
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DEC 12, 2012 75208 Viewpoint
Electricity reforms : what some countries did right and others can do better (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 73638 Viewpoint
Competition policy : encouraging thriving markets for development (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 73637 Viewpoint
Reforming business taxes : what is the effect on private sector development? (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 67806 Viewpoint
Settling out of court : how effective is alternative dispute resolution? (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 67805 Viewpoint