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Firm-level decomposition of energy consumption in Turkish manufacturing industry (English)

Energy efficiency in industry is a crucial topic for Turkey, as the country has an import dependency of 80 percent in energy. Although the importance of enhancing energy efficiency in industry is widely acknowledged, there has not been any study examining the energy efficiency in Turkish industry at micro level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8211 OCT 04, 2017

Sahin,Sebnem Disclosed

Credit information and firms’ access to finance : evidence from an alternative measure of credit constraints (English)

This note analyzes the role of credit information in firms’ access to finance using a credit constraint variable from World Bank Enterprise Surveys and credit information data from Doing Business for 111 economies. ... See More +

Brief 117973 JUL 01, 2017

Chavez Sanchez,Edgar Ivan Disclosed

Enterprise surveys : Cambodia country highlights 2016 (English)

The World Bank Group conducted face-to-face interviews with top managers and business owners of 373 enterprises in Cambodia from February 2016 through June 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 119222 JUN 26, 2017

Disclosed

Enterprise surveys : Thailand country highlights 2016 (English)

The World Bank Group conducted face-to-face interviews with top managers and business owners of 1,000 enterprises in Thailand from November 2015 through June 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 119224 JUN 26, 2017

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Jordan - Innovative Startups Fund Project : الأردن - مشروع صندوق الابتكار المبتكر (Arabic)

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

Project Appraisal Document PAD2308 JUN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Legal framework for social enterprise : lessons from a comparative study of Italy, Malaysia, South Korea, United Kingdom, and United States (English)

Social enterprises are emerging as a new area of public policy: several countries seek to stimulate private sector contribution to development outcomes, and social enterprises could be important players in that agenda. ... See More +

Working Paper 114405 APR 18, 2017

Triponel,Anna; Agapitova,Natalia Disclosed

Guatemala - Enhancing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Productivity Project (English)

Ratings of Enhancing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Productivity Project for Guatemala were as follows: outcomes were unsatisfactory, risk to development outcome was high, Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and Borrower performance was unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3999 MAR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Moldova - Support to state owned enterprises (SOE) preliminary diagnostics and reform assessment : Phase 1 : Moldova - Suport pentru întreprinderile în proprietatea statului (ÎPS) diagnosticul preliminar și evaluarea reformelor : ETAPA 1 (Romanian)

This report has been prepared to support the government of Moldova’s efforts to identify and begin to address issues and opportunities in relation to their state owned enterprises (SOEs). ... See More +

Working Paper 117276 MAR 01, 2017

English Disclosed

Central African Republic - 2016 National commune monography survey (English)

The Monographies Communales survey, with its nationwide coverage and demonstrated ability to collect information rapidly and in a cost-effective manner, presents an objective feedback loop for the state and citizens. ... See More +

Working Paper 113044 FEB 01, 2017

Disclosed

Social entrepreneurship in Tunisia : achievements and ways forward : l'Entrepreneuriat social en Tunisie : succès at perspectives (French)

This paper examines the current state of the social enterprise sector in Tunisia and its potential for contributing to the country`s development objectives. ... See More +

Working Paper 114408 FEB 01, 2017

English Disclosed

Social entrepreneurship in Tunisia : achievements and ways forward (English)

This paper examines the current state of the social enterprise sector in Tunisia and its potential for contributing to the country`s development objectives. ... See More +

Working Paper 114408 FEB 01, 2017

French Disclosed

Micro, small, and medium enterprise finance : improving access to finance for women-owned businesses in India - a research report on opportunities, challenges, and the way forward (English)

Lending to women-owned micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as a distinct segment is still unexplored when compared to lending to MSMEs in India. ... See More +

Working Paper 113596 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

SME business solutions : Case study - TBC Bank’s non-financial services strengthen georgian SME clients (English)

In 2012 TBC Bank, one of the stronger commercial banks in Georgia, recognized that the Small and medium enterprise (SME) sector – one of the most dynamic and fast growing components of the country’s economy – was important for its long-term success. ... See More +

Working Paper 115722 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Enhancing Small and Medium Enterprises Access to Finance Project (English)

Ratings for the Enhancing Small and Medium Enterprises Access to Finance Project for Bosnia and Herzegovina were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory.Some lessons learned included: Financial sector operations and credit lines in particular, are highly susceptible to macroeconomic and market conditions. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4029 DEC 08, 2016

Disclosed

Philippines - Community Enterprise Development as Pathway Out of Poverty Project : restructuring (English)

The Community Enterprise Development as Pathway Out of Poverty Project for Philippines aims to improve the livelihood and quality of life of poor households in the Target Municipalities through increased income and access to financial services, development of community driven enterprises linked to markets, and local economic development support. ... See More +

Project Paper RES25306 NOV 17, 2016

Penales,Mildren H. Disclosed

Enhancing the benefits of formalization under a new status in Benin (English)

Benin, along with sixteen other OHADA countries in Africa, revised their commercial law to introduce a new status called entreprenant. This status is designed for micro and small businesses, and registering with this new status is easy, free of charge and takes only one business day. ... See More +

Brief 110816 NOV 01, 2016

Benhassine,Najy; Mckenzie,David J.; Pouliquen,Victor Maurice Joseph; Santini,Massimiliano Disclosed

Deepening without broadening ? jobs in Ghana's private sector (English)

Creating productive jobs is one of the greatest challenges in Ghana. This paper looks at job creation and its relationship with firm productivity and the quality of jobs among registered firms in the Ghanaian private sector, based on the 2013 World Bank Enterprise Survey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7835 SEP 27, 2016

Francis,David C.; Honorati,Maddalena Disclosed

Women-owned SMEs in Indonesia : a golden opportunity for local financial institutions (English)

Indonesia, a member of the G20 since 2008, has become one of the largest economies worldwide with the promise of substantial growth potential in the coming decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 109534 MAR 01, 2016

Japhta,Rubin; Murthy,Prashant; Fahmi,Yopie; Marina,Anastassiya; Gupta,Aarti (Editor) Bahasa (Indonesian) Disclosed

Women-owned SMEs in Indonesia : a golden opportunity for local financial institutions : UKM yang dimiliki wanita di Indonesia : kesempatan emas untuk institusi keuangan lokal (Bahasa (Indonesian))

Indonesia, a member of the G20 since 2008, has become one of the largest economies worldwide with the promise of substantial growth potential in the coming decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 109534 MAR 01, 2016

Japhta,Rubin; Murthy,Prashant; Fahmi,Yopie; Marina,Anastassiya; Gupta,Aarti (Editor) English Disclosed

Legal institutions and women’s employment (English)

This note explores the role of legal institutions in influencing women’s employment in private firms in developing countries. Both a holistic and specific approach to legal institutions is adopted. ... See More +

Brief 111250 JAN 01, 2016

Amin,Mohammad; Islam,Asif Mohammed Disclosed

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Firm-level decomposition of energy consumption in Turkish manufacturing industry (English)
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OCT 04, 2017 WPS8211 Policy Research Working Paper
Credit information and firms’ access to finance : evidence from an alternative measure of credit constraints (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117973 Brief
Enterprise surveys : Cambodia country highlights 2016 (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 119222 Working Paper
Enterprise surveys : Thailand country highlights 2016 (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 119224 Working Paper
Jordan - Innovative Startups Fund Project : الأردن - مشروع صندوق الابتكار المبتكر (Arabic)
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JUN 01, 2017 PAD2308 Project Appraisal Document
Legal framework for social enterprise : lessons from a comparative study of Italy, Malaysia, South Korea, United Kingdom, and United States (English)
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APR 18, 2017 114405 Working Paper
Guatemala - Enhancing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Productivity Project (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 ICR3999 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Moldova - Support to state owned enterprises (SOE) preliminary diagnostics and reform assessment : Phase 1 : Moldova - Suport pentru întreprinderile în proprietatea statului (ÎPS) diagnosticul preliminar și evaluarea reformelor : ETAPA 1 (Romanian)
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MAR 01, 2017 117276 Working Paper English
Central African Republic - 2016 National commune monography survey (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 113044 Working Paper
Social entrepreneurship in Tunisia : achievements and ways forward : l'Entrepreneuriat social en Tunisie : succès at perspectives (French)
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FEB 01, 2017 114408 Working Paper English
Social entrepreneurship in Tunisia : achievements and ways forward (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 114408 Working Paper French
Micro, small, and medium enterprise finance : improving access to finance for women-owned businesses in India - a research report on opportunities, challenges, and the way forward (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113596 Working Paper
SME business solutions : Case study - TBC Bank’s non-financial services strengthen georgian SME clients (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115722 Working Paper
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Enhancing Small and Medium Enterprises Access to Finance Project (English)
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DEC 08, 2016 ICR4029 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Philippines - Community Enterprise Development as Pathway Out of Poverty Project : restructuring (English)
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NOV 17, 2016 RES25306 Project Paper
Enhancing the benefits of formalization under a new status in Benin (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 110816 Brief
Deepening without broadening ? jobs in Ghana's private sector (English)
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SEP 27, 2016 WPS7835 Policy Research Working Paper
Women-owned SMEs in Indonesia : a golden opportunity for local financial institutions (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 109534 Working Paper Bahasa (Indonesian)
Women-owned SMEs in Indonesia : a golden opportunity for local financial institutions : UKM yang dimiliki wanita di Indonesia : kesempatan emas untuk institusi keuangan lokal (Bahasa (Indonesian))
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MAR 01, 2016 109534 Working Paper English
Legal institutions and women’s employment (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 111250 Brief