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SME finance (English)

This paper takes stock of the empirical evidence on the financing challenges faced by small and medium enterprises, especially in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8241 NOV 13, 2017

Ayyagari,Meghana; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Maksimovic,Vojislav Disclosed

Ukraine - Innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem diagnostic (English)

This report assesses the environment – or "ecosystem" -- that shapes innovation by firms in Ukraine. It examines the ecosystems for three categories of companies: existing Ukrainian companies, new start-ups, and international companies investing in Ukraine. ... See More +

Working Paper 120865 NOV 01, 2017

Wyne,Jamil Uzair; Zolotarev,Andrey P.; Aridi,Anwar; Cheney,David Warren Disclosed

Revisiting the national innovation system in developing countries (English)

The paper argues that there is a greater commonality of approach between the National Innovation Systems approach and mainstream economic analysis than is often asserted, and that a better dialogue between the two could strengthen both perspectives. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8219 OCT 13, 2017

Maloney,William F. Disclosed

Enterprise surveys : Lao PDR country highlights 2016 (English)

The World Bank Group conducted face-to-face interviews with top managers and business owners of 368 enterprises in Lao PDR from January 2016 through June 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 119223 JUN 26, 2017

Disclosed

Looking beyond the horizon : a case study of PVH’s commitment in Ethiopia’s Hawassa Industrial Park (English)

The story of how the PVH Corp. (referred to throughout this document as PVH) came to leada group of its top suppliers to build factories and a fabric mill in Ethiopia’s Hawassa IndustrialPark (HIP) is the study of a strong collaboration between a private company looking to optimizeits business model and a government aiming to transform its economy through global strategic repositioning. ... See More +

Working Paper 117230 JUN 01, 2017

Mihretu,Mamo Esmelealem; Llobet,Gabriela Disclosed

Mexico - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY2014 - FY2019 (English)

This Performance and Learning Review (PLR) summarizes progress in the implementation of the FY14-FY19 WBG Mexico Country Partnership Strategy (CPS), which was discussed at the Board of Directors on December 12, 2013. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 104752 JAN 26, 2017

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Statement by Mr. Ignazio Visco at the 94th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 8, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Ignazio Visco,Governor of the Bank of Italy and Governor of the Constituency of Albania, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, San Marino and Timor-Leste at the ninety-fourth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 8, 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 108971 OCT 08, 2016

Disclosed

Informal firms in Myanmar (English)

Using survey data on informal firms in Myanmar, a number of issues related to firm-size,productivity, business environment, gender disparity and registration costs and benefits arediscussed. ... See More +

Brief 111251 JAN 01, 2016

Amin,Mohammad Disclosed

Informal firms in Myanmar (English)

Using survey data on informal firms in Myanmar, a number of issues related to firm-size,productivity, business environment, gender disparity and registration costs and benefits arediscussed. ... See More +

Brief 119221 JAN 01, 2016

Amin,Mohammad Disclosed

Working with smallholders : a handbook for firms building sustainable supply chains (English)

Agribusinesses operate in a rapidly changing world. Demand for agricultural crops is expected to double as the world’s population reaches 9.1 billion by 2050. ... See More +

Working Paper 110543 JAN 01, 2016

Fischer, Dieter; Scaife Diaz,Katherine Mccaslan; Akhalkatsi,Anna; Haider,Mehnaz; Bottriell, Kate; Queirolo, Susan Pomar; Robinson,Sanwaree Sethi Disclosed

Enterprise surveys : Papua New Guinea county profile 2015 (English)

The Enterprise Surveys (ES) focus on many aspects of the business environment. These factors can be accommodating or constraining for firms and play an important role in whether an economy’s private sector will thrive or not. ... See More +

Working Paper 111259 AUG 01, 2015

Disclosed

Enterprise surveys : Malaysia country profile 2015 (English)

The Enterprise Surveys (ES) focus on many aspects of the business environment. These factors can be accommodating or constraining for firms and play an important role in whether an economy’s private sector will thrive or not. ... See More +

Working Paper 111258 MAR 01, 2015

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

Enterprise surveys : Philippines country pofile 2015 (English)

The Enterprise Surveys (ES) focus on many aspects of the business environment. These factors can be accommodating or constraining for firms and play an important role in whether an economy’s private sector will thrive or not. ... See More +

Working Paper 111260 JAN 01, 2015

Disclosed

Reaching entrepreneurs through alternate models : lessons from virtual incubation pilots (English)

InfoDev designed a small pilot project to test the merits and values of virtual incubation, recognizing that many innovative entrepreneurs in emerging and developing markets may be situated in less urban areas and that often even the more developed cities lack access to basic resources, such as access to internet, electricity, or other services and talent. ... See More +

Working Paper 93044 JUL 01, 2014

Thewarapperuma, Anushka; Webb, Julian Disclosed

Product relatedness and firm exports in China (English)

The authors propose the first evaluation using micro-level data of the gains from the consistency of activities with a local comparative advantage. ... See More +

Journal Article 112475 DEC 03, 2013

Poncet,Sandra; Waldemar, Felipe Starosta de Disclosed

China - Second Phase of Renewable Energy Scaling-Up Program Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 96768 SEP 16, 2013

Disclosed

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SME finance (English)
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NOV 13, 2017 WPS8241 Policy Research Working Paper
Ukraine - Innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem diagnostic (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120865 Working Paper
Revisiting the national innovation system in developing countries (English)
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OCT 13, 2017 WPS8219 Policy Research Working Paper
Enterprise surveys : Lao PDR country highlights 2016 (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 119223 Working Paper
Looking beyond the horizon : a case study of PVH’s commitment in Ethiopia’s Hawassa Industrial Park (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 117230 Working Paper
Mexico - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY2014 - FY2019 (English)
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JAN 26, 2017 104752 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Statement by Mr. Ignazio Visco at the 94th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 8, 2016 (English)
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OCT 08, 2016 108971 Board Report
Informal firms in Myanmar (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 111251 Brief
Informal firms in Myanmar (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 119221 Brief
Working with smallholders : a handbook for firms building sustainable supply chains (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 110543 Working Paper
Enterprise surveys : Papua New Guinea county profile 2015 (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 111259 Working Paper
Enterprise surveys : Malaysia country profile 2015 (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 111258 Working Paper
Firm dynamics, productivity growth, and job creation in developing countries : the role of micro- and small enterprises (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 112521 Journal Article
Enterprise surveys : Philippines country pofile 2015 (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 111260 Working Paper
Reaching entrepreneurs through alternate models : lessons from virtual incubation pilots (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 93044 Working Paper
Product relatedness and firm exports in China (English)
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DEC 03, 2013 112475 Journal Article
China - Second Phase of Renewable Energy Scaling-Up Program Project : procurement plan (English)
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SEP 16, 2013 96768 Procurement Plan