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Women's entrepreneurship facility : establishment of a financial intermediary fund (English)

Women entrepreneurs play a critical role in economic development by boosting growth and creating jobs, particularly in the bottom 40 percent. However, women face numerous challenges to financing, owning, and growing businesses, including access to capital and technology, lack of networks and knowledge resources, as well as legal, regulatory, and policy obstacles to business ownership and development. ... See More +

Board Report 116058 JUN 08, 2017


Women entrepreneurs in Indonesia : a pathway to increasing shared prosperity (English)

The world today believes that supporting women entrepreneurs is vital for economic growth. As economic opportunities increase, unprecedented numbers of women are entering the world of business and entrepreneurship. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS5568 APR 01, 2016

Arsana,I Gede Putra; Alibhai,Aly Salman Disclosed

Sierra Leone - Diaspora investment and trade study (English)

The recent regional Ebola outbreak has had a devastating impact on the Sierra Leonean economy and wreaked havoc not only in public health but in all sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper 99768 JAN 01, 2015


Monitoring the composition and evolution of the research networks of the CGIAR Research Program onRoots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) (English)

Several tools have been developed in the last three decades to manage not-for-profit research activities. Most of these tools have focused on research outputs or outcomes, while few have analyzed the processes of research and innovation to identify emerging problems and opportunities during the course of a project. ... See More +

Brief 103584 JUL 01, 2013

Ekboir,Javier M.; Blundo Canto, Genowefa; Sette, Cristina Disclosed

Increasing access to finance for women entrepreneurs in Lebanon (English)

IFC is working with BLC Bank to improve access to finance and support the growth of women-owned businesses in Lebanon. With IFC support, BLC Bank launched the women’s empowerment initiative, offering a range of services tailored to women-owned businesses. ... See More +

Brief 112712 JUN 01, 2013


Tunisia - Can entrepreneurship training improve work opportunities for college graduates? : Tunisie - Une formation entrepreneuriale peut-elle améliorer les opportunités d’emploi des diplômés universitaires? (French)

Improving educational achievement for youth doesn't always result in better employment opportunities, and this can be especially acute in developing countries. ... See More +

Brief 76517 APR 01, 2013

Premand,Patrick; Koettl-Brodmann,Stefanie; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Grun,Rebekka E.; Barouni, Mahdi Disclosed

Learning alliances : an approach for building multistakeholder innovation systems (English)

Millions of dollars are spent each year on research and development (R and D) initiatives in an attempt to improve rural livelihoods in the developing world, but rural poverty remains an intractable problem in many places. ... See More +

Brief 103509 AUG 01, 2005

Lundy,Mark; Gottret,Maria Veronica; Ashby,Jacqueline A. Disclosed

Research, innovation and creativity must be rewarded by James D. Wolfensohn, President (English)

This report discusses the remarks delivered by James D. Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank. He discusses on research, innovation and creativity that must be rewarded. ... See More +

Working Paper 101485 JAN 10, 2002

Wolfensohn,James D. Disclosed