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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

Africa - Improved Investment Climate within the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Improved Investment Climate within the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) Project for Africa is to strengthen OHADA’s institutional capacity to support, in its member countries, selected aspects of investment climate reforms, including improved corporate financial reporting. ... See More +

Project Paper RES25223 MAY 25, 2017

Huybens,Elisabeth Disclosed

Cost of doing business 2017 (English)

The main purpose of this study is to monitor the business environment and assess the impact state policies and the regulatory requirements have on businesses operating in Moldova. ... See More +

Working Paper 113672 JAN 01, 2017

Romanian 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

Doing business 2017 : comparing business regulation for 5 Afghan provinces with 189 other economies : مطالعهٔ مقایسوی شرکت های داخلی در پنج ولایت افغانستان با ۱۸۹ اقتصاد جهان : ۲۰۱۷انجام تجارت در (Dari)

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

Pashto 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 2017 : comparing business regulation for 5 Afghan provinces with 189 other economies (Vol. 2) (English)

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

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 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

Enforcement capacity and the impact of labor regulation : evidence from the Russian Federation (English)

The impact of business regulations on firms could depend on how the regulations are enforced in practice. Exploiting variation in enforcement capacity across the Russian Federation's administrative regions, this paper examines whether the enforcement of restrictive regulations on hiring and firing workers affects how firms adjust employment during industry upswings and downswings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7888 NOV 14, 2016

Gonzalez,Alvaro S.; Sharma,Siddharth; Subhash,Hari Disclosed

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

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

Working Paper 109925 OCT 25, 2016

Disclosed

Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Syrian Arab Republic (English)

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

Working Paper 109985 OCT 25, 2016

Disclosed

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

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

Working Paper 109928 OCT 25, 2016

Disclosed

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

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

Working Paper 109926 OCT 25, 2016

Disclosed

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

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

Working Paper 109918 OCT 25, 2016

Disclosed

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

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

Working Paper 109937 OCT 25, 2016

Disclosed

Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - São Tomé and Príncipe (English)

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

Working Paper 109940 OCT 25, 2016

Disclosed

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

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

Working Paper 109935 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
Africa - Improved Investment Climate within the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa Project : restructuring (English)
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MAY 25, 2017 RES25223 Project 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
Cost of doing business 2017 (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113672 Working Paper Romanian
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
Doing business 2017 : comparing business regulation for 5 Afghan provinces with 189 other economies : مطالعهٔ مقایسوی شرکت های داخلی در پنج ولایت افغانستان با ۱۸۹ اقتصاد جهان : ۲۰۱۷انجام تجارت در (Dari)
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JAN 01, 2017 119194 Working Paper Pashto
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 2017 : comparing business regulation for 5 Afghan provinces with 189 other economies (Vol. 2) (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 119194 Working Paper
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 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
Enforcement capacity and the impact of labor regulation : evidence from the Russian Federation (English)
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NOV 14, 2016 WPS7888 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Norway (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 109925 Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Syrian Arab Republic (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 109985 Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Palau (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 109928 Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Oman (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 109926 Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Netherlands (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 109918 Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Puerto Rico (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 109937 Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - São Tomé and Príncipe (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 109940 Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Poland (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 109935 Working Paper