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Reducing the costs and enhancing the benefits of formality : from the firm's perspective (English)

The high incidence of informality in developing countries acts as a drag on economic development due to the associated efficiency and equity costs and implied weak governance. ... See More +

Working Paper 120354 OCT 01, 2017

Ruppert Bulmer,Elizabeth N.; Kuddo,Arvo; Weber,Michael Disclosed

Teaching personal initiative beats traditional training in boosting small business in West Africa (English)

Standard business training programs aim to boost the incomes of the millions of self-employed business owners in developing countries by teaching basic financial and marketing practices, yet the impacts of such programs are mixed. ... See More +

Working Paper 119938 SEP 01, 2017

Disclosed

Can business input improve the effectiveness of worker training? evidence from Brazil's Pronatec-MDIC (English)

This study evaluates the employment effects of a publicly-run national technical vocational education training program in Brazil that explicitly takes input from firms in determining the location, scale, and skill content of courses offered. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8155 JUL 31, 2017

O'Connell,Stephen D.; Mation,Lucas Ferreira; Bevilaqua Teixeira Basto,Joao; Dutz,Mark Andrew Disclosed

Sustainability review 2017 (English)

The Sustainability Review 2017 provides insights into World Bank activities undertaken between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017, to manage the environmental, social, and economic impacts of internal business operations. ... See More +

Working Paper 120273 JUN 30, 2017

Disclosed

Doing business 2017 : Europe and Central Asia : Ведение бизнеса 2017 : Европа и Центральная Азия (Russian)

Working Paper 116469 JUN 02, 2017

rg;; 000437222:Gaukhar Ospanova:gospanova@worldbank.o Disclosed

Tunisia - Business Environment and Entrepreneurship Development Policy Loan Project (English)

The development objective of the Business Environment and Entrepreneurship Development Policy Loan Project for Tunisia is to improve the business environment, and (ii) support entrepreneurship and deepen access to finance. ... See More +

Program Document 106348 MAY 09, 2017

Disclosed

Jordan - Innovative Startups and SMEs Fund Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objective of the Innovative Startups and SMEs Fund Project for Jordan is to increase private early stage equity finance for innovative small and medium enterprises (SMEs). ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3324 MAY 03, 2017

Wan Yan Lun,Steve W. Disclosed

Tunisia - Business Environment and Entrepreneurship (BEE) Development Policy Financing (DPF) Project (English)

Program Information Document 114789 MAY 01, 2017

Arabic, French Disclosed

Statement by Mr. Steven T. Mnuchin at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury at the ninety-fifth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 114576 APR 22, 2017

Disclosed

Business training for female microenterprise owners in Kenya grew their firms without harming their competitors (English)

Business training is one of the most common support services offered by governments to small firms around the world. However, a number of evaluations of such training programs have struggled to identify impacts, and an additional concern has been that any growth of trained firms might at the expense of their competitors. ... See More +

Brief 113198 MAR 01, 2017

Mckenzie,David J.; Puerto, Susana Disclosed

Pathways to profits : identifying separate channels of business growth through business training (English)

Business training programs are popular policy tools to foster growth among small entrepreneurs, yet their causal impacts are often weak, and the mechanisms by which such trainings can succeed to improve outcomes are poorly understood. ... See More +

Brief 112949 FEB 01, 2017

Anderson-Macdonald,Stephen Joseph; Chandy, Rajesh; Zia,Bilal Husnain Disclosed

Opening opportunities : Kenya’s electronic single window connects East Africa to global value chains (English)

One of the most challenging experiences for businesses involved in cross bordertrade along Kenya’s border points is the clearance of imports and exports. ... See More +

Brief 113166 FEB 01, 2017

Sichilima,Mupelwa; Gikonyo, Aknyi Disclosed

Expanding access to finance for small-scale businesses secured transactions reform : an Indonesia case study (English)

A lack of access to finance has been one of the biggest impediments to the development and growth of the small-scale business sector in Indonesia. ... See More +

Working Paper 111735 JAN 05, 2017

Disclosed

Africa's cities : opening doors to the World : Africa's cities : opening doors to the World - overview (English)

Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa’s relative poverty: Other regions have reached similar stages of urbanization at higher per capita GDP. ... See More +

Publication 112756 JAN 01, 2017

Lall,Somik V.; Henderson,John Vernon; Venables,Anthony J. Portuguese, French Disclosed

Africa's cities : opening doors to the World : Africa's cities : opening doors to the World - overview (French)

Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa’s relative poverty: Other regions have reached similar stages of urbanization at higher per capita GDP. ... See More +

Publication 112756 JAN 01, 2017

Lall,Somik V.; Henderson,John Vernon; Venables,Anthony J. Portuguese, English Disclosed

Built for change : inclusive business solutions for the base of the pyramid : インクルーシブ・ビジネスの軌跡 (Japanese)

For the first time, International Finance Corporation (IFC) presents in-depth inclusive business case studies of companies that have been built over the past 15 years. ... See More +

Working Paper 109541 JAN 01, 2017

Baptista,Piya; Gaertner Mignano,Kathleen; Holland,Madeleine Elizabeth; Johnson,Anne Elizabeth English Disclosed

Corporate Governance : the foundation for corporate citizenship and sustainable businesses (English)

Corporate citizenship - a commitment to ethical behavior in business strategy, operations, and culture - has been on the periphery of corporate governance and board leadership, linked mainly to corporate reputation. ... See More +

Working Paper 111747 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Poland catching-up regions : recommendations for easier business registration (English)

This short report presents recommendations to ease business registration in two Polish voivodships, Podkarpackie and Świętokrzyskie. It was prepared under a joint initiative of the European Commission, Poland’s Ministry of Economic Development, the Podkarpackie and Świętokrzyskie regions, and the World Bank.This initiative concentrates on supporting the two regions in preparing for the implementation of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds in a way that fosters economic growth and innovation. ... See More +

Working Paper 115353 JAN 01, 2017

Drozd,Maciej Adam; Sacha,Wojciech Tomasz; Kałużny,Tomasz Polish Disclosed

Poland catching-up regions : recommendations for easier business registration : Poland Catching-up Regions : Rekomendacje dotyczące ułatwień w rejestracji spółek w województwach podkarpackim i świętokrzyskim (Polish)

This short report presents recommendations to ease business registration in two Polish voivodships, Podkarpackie and Świętokrzyskie. It was prepared under a joint initiative of the European Commission, Poland’s Ministry of Economic Development, the Podkarpackie and Świętokrzyskie regions, and the World Bank.This initiative concentrates on supporting the two regions in preparing for the implementation of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds in a way that fosters economic growth and innovation. ... See More +

Working Paper 115353 JAN 01, 2017

Drozd,Maciej Adam; Sacha,Wojciech Tomasz; Kałużny,Tomasz English Disclosed

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Reducing the costs and enhancing the benefits of formality : from the firm's perspective (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120354 Working Paper
Teaching personal initiative beats traditional training in boosting small business in West Africa (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 119938 Working Paper
Can business input improve the effectiveness of worker training? evidence from Brazil's Pronatec-MDIC (English)
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JUL 31, 2017 WPS8155 Policy Research Working Paper
Sustainability review 2017 (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 120273 Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : Europe and Central Asia : Ведение бизнеса 2017 : Европа и Центральная Азия (Russian)
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JUN 02, 2017 116469 Working Paper
Tunisia - Business Environment and Entrepreneurship Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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MAY 09, 2017 106348 Program Document
Jordan - Innovative Startups and SMEs Fund Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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MAY 03, 2017 SFG3324 Environmental Assessment
Tunisia - Business Environment and Entrepreneurship (BEE) Development Policy Financing (DPF) Project : Tunisie - Projet de Environnement des entreprises et entrepreneuriat (BEE) Financement de la Politique de Développement (DPF) (French)
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MAY 02, 2017 114789 Program Information Document Arabic, English
Tunisia - Business Environment and Entrepreneurship (BEE) Development Policy Financing (DPF) Project (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 114789 Program Information Document Arabic, French
Statement by Mr. Steven T. Mnuchin at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)
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APR 22, 2017 114576 Board Report
Business training for female microenterprise owners in Kenya grew their firms without harming their competitors (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113198 Brief
Pathways to profits : identifying separate channels of business growth through business training (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 112949 Brief
Opening opportunities : Kenya’s electronic single window connects East Africa to global value chains (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 113166 Brief
Expanding access to finance for small-scale businesses secured transactions reform : an Indonesia case study (English)
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JAN 05, 2017 111735 Working Paper
Africa's cities : opening doors to the World : Africa's cities : opening doors to the World - overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112756 Publication Portuguese, French
Africa's cities : opening doors to the World : Africa's cities : opening doors to the World - overview (French)
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JAN 01, 2017 112756 Publication Portuguese, English
Built for change : inclusive business solutions for the base of the pyramid : インクルーシブ・ビジネスの軌跡 (Japanese)
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JAN 01, 2017 109541 Working Paper English
Corporate Governance : the foundation for corporate citizenship and sustainable businesses (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 111747 Working Paper
Poland catching-up regions : recommendations for easier business registration (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115353 Working Paper Polish
Poland catching-up regions : recommendations for easier business registration : Poland Catching-up Regions : Rekomendacje dotyczące ułatwień w rejestracji spółek w województwach podkarpackim i świętokrzyskim (Polish)
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JAN 01, 2017 115353 Working Paper English