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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

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

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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 (BEE) Development Policy Financing (DPF) Project (English)

Program Information Document 114789 MAY 01, 2017

Arabic, French 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

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Business Environment Development Policy Loan Project (English)

Ratings for the Business Environment Development Policy Loan Project for Bosnia and Herzegovina were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3802 FEB 28, 2017

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

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

Doing business 2017 : comparing business regulation for 5 Afghan provinces with 189 other economies : افغانستان د پنځه ولایتونو داخلي شرکتونو پرتلهد نړۍ ۱۸۹ هیوادونو د اقتصادونو سره ، د : ۲۰۱۷ افغانستان کې د سوداګرۍ (Pashto)

Doing Business in Afghanistan 2017 is the first report of the subnational Doing Business series in Afghanistan. It measures business regulations and their enforcement in five provinces. ... See More +

Working Paper 119194 JAN 01, 2017

Dari Disclosed

Doing business in the European Union 2017 : Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania : Сравняване на бизнес регламенти за местни фирми в 22 града в България, Унгария и Румъния с 187 други страни (Bulgarian)

Doing Business in the European Union 2017 focuses on business regulations and their enforcement in five Doing Business areas. It goes beyond Sofia, Budapest and Bucharest to benchmark 19 additional cities. ... See More +

Working Paper 119195 JAN 01, 2017

Romanian, Hungarian Disclosed

Doing business in the European Union 2017 : Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania (Vol. 2) : Comparing business regulation for domestic firms in 22 cities in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with 187 other economies (English)

Doing Business in the European Union 2017 focuses on business regulations and their enforcement in five Doing Business areas. It goes beyond Sofia, Budapest and Bucharest to benchmark 19 additional cities. ... See More +

Working Paper 119195 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Doing business in the European Union 2017 : Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania : Compararea reglementărilor comerciale aplicabile companiilor locale în 22 de orașe din Bulgaria, România și Ungaria cu alte 187 țări (Romanian)

Doing Business in the European Union 2017 focuses on business regulations and their enforcement in five Doing Business areas. It goes beyond Sofia, Budapest and Bucharest to benchmark 19 additional cities. ... See More +

Working Paper 119195 JAN 01, 2017

Hungarian, Bulgarian Disclosed

Doing business in Kazakhstan 2017 : comparing business regulation for domestic firms in 8 Kazakhstani locations with 189 other economies (Russian)

Doing Business in Kazakhstan 2017 is the first report of the subnational Doing Business series in Kazakhstan. It measures business regulations and their enforcement in four Doing Business areas. ... See More +

Working Paper 119196 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Doing business in Kazakhstan 2017 (Vol. 2) : Comparing business regulation for domestic firms in 8 Kazakhstani locations with 189 other economies (English)

Doing Business in Kazakhstan 2017 is the first report of the subnational Doing Business series in Kazakhstan. It measures business regulations and their enforcement in four Doing Business areas. ... See More +

Working Paper 119196 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Improving commercial case management in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina : feasibility study (English)

This Feasibility Study analyzes the performance of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) courts and presents options for improving their efficiency and quality. ... See More +

Working Paper 112223 DEC 01, 2016

Harley,Georgia; Svirčev,Srđan; Matić Bošković ,Marina; Krnić,Ana; Esquivel Korsiak,Victoria Disclosed

Improving commercial case management in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina : feasibility study : Poboljšanje upravljanja privrednim predmetima u Federaciji Bosne i Hercegovine : studija izvodljivosti (Bosnian)

This Feasibility Study analyzes the performance of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) courts and presents options for improving their efficiency and quality. ... See More +

Working Paper 112223 DEC 01, 2016

Harley,Georgia; Svirčev,Srđan; Matić Bošković ,Marina; Krnić,Ana; Esquivel Korsiak,Victoria Disclosed

Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Ukraine (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Ukraine. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 110007 OCT 25, 2016

Disclosed

Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Swaziland (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Swaziland. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 109987 OCT 25, 2016

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
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 (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
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
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Business Environment Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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FEB 28, 2017 ICR3802 Implementation Completion and Results Report
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
Poland catching-up regions : recommendations for easier business registration (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115353 Working Paper Polish
Doing business 2017 : comparing business regulation for 5 Afghan provinces with 189 other economies : افغانستان د پنځه ولایتونو داخلي شرکتونو پرتلهد نړۍ ۱۸۹ هیوادونو د اقتصادونو سره ، د : ۲۰۱۷ افغانستان کې د سوداګرۍ (Pashto)
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JAN 01, 2017 119194 Working Paper Dari
Doing business in the European Union 2017 : Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania : Сравняване на бизнес регламенти за местни фирми в 22 града в България, Унгария и Румъния с 187 други страни (Bulgarian)
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JAN 01, 2017 119195 Working Paper Romanian, Hungarian
Doing business in the European Union 2017 : Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania (Vol. 2) : Comparing business regulation for domestic firms in 22 cities in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with 187 other economies (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 119195 Working Paper
Doing business in the European Union 2017 : Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania : Compararea reglementărilor comerciale aplicabile companiilor locale în 22 de orașe din Bulgaria, România și Ungaria cu alte 187 țări (Romanian)
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JAN 01, 2017 119195 Working Paper Hungarian, Bulgarian
Doing business in Kazakhstan 2017 : comparing business regulation for domestic firms in 8 Kazakhstani locations with 189 other economies (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2017 119196 Working Paper
Doing business in Kazakhstan 2017 (Vol. 2) : Comparing business regulation for domestic firms in 8 Kazakhstani locations with 189 other economies (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 119196 Working Paper
Improving commercial case management in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina : feasibility study (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 112223 Working Paper
Improving commercial case management in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina : feasibility study : Poboljšanje upravljanja privrednim predmetima u Federaciji Bosne i Hercegovine : studija izvodljivosti (Bosnian)
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DEC 01, 2016 112223 Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Ukraine (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 110007 Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Swaziland (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 109987 Working Paper