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Broadband internet, labor demand, and total factor productivity in Colombia (English)

This paper studies the relationship between information and communication technology, labor demand, and total factor productivity in Colombia. It estimates total factor productivity for the Colombian manufacturing sector using a method that assumes a law of motion where total factor productivity evolves according to an autoregressive process of order 1 as well as with the past use of broadband technologies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8318 JAN 24, 2018

Ospino,Carlos Disclosed

FDI spillovers and high-growth firms in developing countries (English)

This paper evaluates the heterogeneous impact of spillovers from multinational corporations (MNCs) to domestic enterprises in the developing world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8243 NOV 14, 2017

Reyes,Jose Daniel Disclosed

Assessment of firm-level skills demand and engagement in skills development : creating a demand-led skills ecosystem in Moldova (English)

The objective of this research is to provide analysis on the current skills ecosystem in Moldova. This assessment is based on interviews with private sector representatives, training providers and government representatives, and desk research. ... See More +

Working Paper 121811 NOV 01, 2017

Tetyora,Victoria; Garcia Velazquez,Lucia; Lee,Une J. Disclosed

Compensation, diversity and inclusion at the World Bank Group (English)

This paper examines salary gaps by gender and nationality at the World Bank Group between 1987 and 2015 using a unique panel of all employees over this period. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8058 MAY 12, 2017

Das,Jishnu; Joubert,Clement Jean Edouard; Tordoir,Sander Florian Disclosed

Argentina - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY15-FY18 (English)

This Performance and Learning Review (PLR) summarizes progress in the implementation of the World Bank Group (WBG) Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for the Argentine Republic for the period FY15-FY18 , discussed by the WBG Executive Directors on September 9, 2014. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 110546 JAN 13, 2017


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

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 Porcar,Luis; Sankaranarayan, Shalini Disclosed