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Stepping up skills in urban Ghana : snapshot of the STEP skills measurement survey (English)

The Skills Toward Employment and Productivity (STEP) survey is an initiative of the World Bank in cooperation with other development partners and nongovernmental agencies. ... See More +

Publication 117826 JUL 26, 2017

Darvas,Peter; Favara,Marta; Arnold,Tamara Disclosed

Firms' export decisions : demand trumps financial shocks (English)

This paper studies the relationship between access to credit, demand shocks, and export market adjustments using firm-level panel survey data for 24 economies in the Eastern Europe and Central Asian region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7953 JAN 25, 2017

De Nicola,Francesca; Tan,Shawn Weiming Disclosed

Growing through cities in developing countries (English)

This paper examines the effects of urbanization on development and growth. It begins with a labor market perspective and emphasizes the importance of agglomeration economies,both static and dynamic. ... See More +

Journal Article 112523 FEB 01, 2015

Duranton,Gilles Disclosed

Firm dynamics, productivity growth, and job creation in developing countries : the role of micro- and small enterprises (English)

The conventional wisdom on firm dynamics, productivity growth, and job creation in developingcountries is based on data that, by design, excludes a vast number of micro- and small enterprises, many of which are informal. ... See More +

Journal Article 112521 FEB 01, 2015

Li,Yue-000316086; Rama,Martin G. Disclosed

The impact of credit information on firm financing (English)

Firms, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs) state that access to credit is one of the main constraints on their growth. The theoretical literature on credit information emphasizes that information sharing schemes can impact firm financing (see Pagano and Jappelli, 1993; Padilla and Pagano, 1997; Klein, 1992; Vercammen, 1995; Padilla and Pagano, 2000). ... See More +

Working Paper 116577 JAN 05, 2015

Domenech,Luis; Sankaranarayan, Shalini Disclosed