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Women's entrepreneurship : how to measure the gap between new female and male entrepreneurs? (English)

This paper analyzes data on female and male entrepreneurship that were collected by the World Bank Group's Entrepreneurship Database. Recognizing the importance of a differentiated approach to entrepreneurship in terms of legal entities, the data on female and male business owners are collected at the level of limited liability companies and sole proprietorships. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8242 NOV 14, 2017

Krylova,Yulia; Ramalho,Rita; Meunier,Frederic Disclosed

Solutions for youth employment : strategic plan June 2017 (English)

The S4YE mission is to develop innovative solutions to youth employment, through practical research and active engagement with public and private stakeholders to enable solutions at scale. ... See More +

Brief 118274 AUG 10, 2017

Disclosed

Tunisia - Productive Inclusion Opportunities for Young Women and Men Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG3365 MAY 01, 2017

Huchard,Marie Agnes Ndour Disclosed

Women entrepreneurs and access to finance : program profiles from around the world (English)

International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, is committed to reducing poverty and improving lives in developing countries through investment and technical assistance. ... See More +

Working Paper 112118 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Strengthening businesses in Europe and Central Asia through women leaders (English)

Only 20 percent of firms in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA) have female top managers. International Finance Corporation’s (IFC’s) corporate governance program in ECA works with local institutions to promote the business case for good corporate governance practices. ... See More +

Working Paper 113245 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Poland catching-up regions : activating entrepreneurship in deprived areas : Poland catching-up regions: pobudzanie przedsiębiorczości na obszarach uprzywilejowanych (Polish)

This document proposes a design for an enterprise support scheme in Świętokrzyskie and Podkarpackie regions of Poland. The objective of the Enterprise Competitiveness Scheme (ECS) is to support further competitiveness of Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in targeted regions to increase their contribution to regional economic growth, particularly through jobs. ... See More +

Working Paper 115354 JAN 01, 2017

Kilroy,Austin Francis Louis; Tekieli-Bisińska,Dorota; Szczucki,Jan; Gajewski,Maciej; Stronkowski,Piotr Karol Disclosed

Getting to work : unlocking women's potential in Sri Lanka's labor force (English)

Sri Lanka has the 14th-largest gender gap in labor force participation globally: 36 percent forwomen versus 75 percent for men in 2016.Despite significant progress in women’s health and education, female labor force participation in Sri Lanka has remained consistently below middle income country averages and even declined in recent years. ... See More +

Brief 121300 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Case study : banking on women entrepreneurs pays dividends at BLC Bank (English)

The small- and medium-enterprise (SME) sector in Lebanon is a powerful economic force, accounting for 97 percent of all enterprises and employing more than half of the nation’s workforce. ... See More +

Working Paper 121527 JAN 01, 2017

Murti,Bhattiprolu Balachandra Disclosed

Togo - Youth Employment Project (English)

Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet PIDISDSC17325 DEC 08, 2016

Disclosed

Egypt’s youth outside work and education (English)

This knowledge notes based on Egypt’s Youth who are not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) are studied in this note, presenting the first in-depth analysis of Egypt's NEET youth, including demographic profiles and risk factors. ... See More +

Brief 111174 DEC 01, 2016

Dietrich,Paula Tabea Milena; Elshawarby,Amr Mohamed Alsayed Abdelraouf; Lechtenfeld,Tobias Disclosed

Garanti Bank Romania : striving to lead - a study on women in banking : Learning study on impact of banking on women programs in Europe, Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa (English)

The overall objective of this study is to learn about the results of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) “Banking on Women Program” (BoW) in Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East (EMENA). ... See More +

Working Paper 109545 OCT 19, 2016

Mccartney,Andrew Charles; Yamamoto,Chiaki; Korayem,Manar Ahmed Zaki Mahmoud Zaki; Ioffe Kasher,Olga Y.; Joseph,Roshin Mathai; Essmat,Sammar; Tilyayev,Ulugbek Yusufdjanovich Disclosed

Will market competition trump gender discrimination in India ? (English)

Empowering women to engage in productive employment is not only critical to achieving gender equality but also critical for economic growth and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7814 SEP 06, 2016

Ghani,Syed Ejaz; Grover,Arti; Kerr,Sari; Kerr,William Robert Disclosed

Sisters of success : measuring the impact of mentoring and girls groups in supporting girls' transition into adolescence and adulthood, in Liberia : full length baseline report (English)

This report summarizes the findings from a baseline survey conducted between October 2013 and January 2014 for the impact evaluation of the Sisters of Success (SOS) program in Monrovia, Liberia. ... See More +

Working Paper 108174 AUG 01, 2016

Disclosed

Sisters of success : measuring the impact of mentoring and girls groups in supporting girls’ transition into adolescence and adulthood, in Liberia : baseline report executive summary (English)

This note summarizes the findings from the baseline survey for this impact evaluation, which was conducted between October 2013 and January 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 98322 AUG 01, 2016

Koroknay-Palicz,Tricia Disclosed

Improving Youth well-being and opportunities in Djibouti by reducing Qat consumption : Completion summary (English)

This note is intended to present the final status of implementation of the project. The project was approved in May 2015 and launched in Djibouti in June 2015 with support of the two counterparts namely the State Secretariat of Youth and Sports (SEJS) and the Djiboutian Agency for Social Development (ADDS). ... See More +

Working Paper ACS18595 JUN 30, 2016

Fall,Fatou Disclosed

India - Tejaswini, for Socioeconomic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women Project (English)

The development objective of Tejaswini, for Socioeconomic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Project in India is to improve completion of market-driven skills training and secondary education for adolescent girls and young women in select districts of Jharkhand. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1630 MAY 27, 2016

Disclosed

Gender-informed public-private dialogue - practical note on inclusion of women entrepreneurs’ voices (English)

This practical notes series is devised as a how-to guide that captures the evolution of Public Private Dialogues (PPD) and the challenges faced by practitioners since the first PPD handbook was published in 2006. ... See More +

Publication 106135 MAY 25, 2016

Herzberg,Herzberg [ed.]; Sisombat,Lili [ed.] Disclosed

Nigeria - Youth Employment and Social Support Project : additional financing (English)

The development objective of Youth Employment and Social Support Project for Nigeria is to increase access of the poor to youth employment opportunities, social services, and strengthened safety net systems in participating states. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1826 MAY 24, 2016

Disclosed

Jharkhand - Gender (English)

Women face multiple barriers to progress in Jharkhand. The child sex ratio is higher than in mostLow Income States, but is declining. Maternal mortality is poor. ... See More +

Brief 105857 MAY 20, 2016

Disclosed

Kenya - Youth Employment and Opportunities Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 106984 APR 06, 2016

Disclosed

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Women's entrepreneurship : how to measure the gap between new female and male entrepreneurs? (English)
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NOV 14, 2017 WPS8242 Policy Research Working Paper
Solutions for youth employment : strategic plan June 2017 (English)
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AUG 10, 2017 118274 Brief
Tunisia - Productive Inclusion Opportunities for Young Women and Men Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)
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MAY 01, 2017 SFG3365 Environmental Assessment
Women entrepreneurs and access to finance : program profiles from around the world (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112118 Working Paper
Strengthening businesses in Europe and Central Asia through women leaders (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113245 Working Paper
Poland catching-up regions : activating entrepreneurship in deprived areas : Poland catching-up regions: pobudzanie przedsiębiorczości na obszarach uprzywilejowanych (Polish)
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JAN 01, 2017 115354 Working Paper
Getting to work : unlocking women's potential in Sri Lanka's labor force (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 121300 Brief
Case study : banking on women entrepreneurs pays dividends at BLC Bank (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 121527 Working Paper
Togo - Youth Employment Project (English)
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DEC 08, 2016 PIDISDSC17325 Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Egypt’s youth outside work and education (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 111174 Brief
Garanti Bank Romania : striving to lead - a study on women in banking : Learning study on impact of banking on women programs in Europe, Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa (English)
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OCT 19, 2016 109545 Working Paper
Will market competition trump gender discrimination in India ? (English)
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SEP 06, 2016 WPS7814 Policy Research Working Paper
Sisters of success : measuring the impact of mentoring and girls groups in supporting girls' transition into adolescence and adulthood, in Liberia : full length baseline report (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 108174 Working Paper
Sisters of success : measuring the impact of mentoring and girls groups in supporting girls’ transition into adolescence and adulthood, in Liberia : baseline report executive summary (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 98322 Working Paper
Improving Youth well-being and opportunities in Djibouti by reducing Qat consumption : Completion summary (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 ACS18595 Working Paper
India - Tejaswini, for Socioeconomic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women Project (English)
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MAY 27, 2016 PAD1630 Project Appraisal Document
Gender-informed public-private dialogue - practical note on inclusion of women entrepreneurs’ voices (English)
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MAY 25, 2016 106135 Publication
Nigeria - Youth Employment and Social Support Project : additional financing (English)
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MAY 24, 2016 PAD1826 Project Paper
Jharkhand - Gender (English)
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MAY 20, 2016 105857 Brief
Kenya - Youth Employment and Opportunities Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 06, 2016 106984 Procurement Plan