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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

"Create" or "buy" : internal vs. external sources of innovation and firm productivity (English)

The role of innovation in improving productivity might vary according to a country's relative position in technology advancement. Frontier countries might benefit more from policies that promote firms' internal innovation (create), while follower countries would gain more from policies favoring the adoption of existing technologies through innovation outsourcing (buy). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8121 JUN 27, 2017

Choi,Jieun 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


An assessment of the short term impact of the ECOWAS-CET and EU-EPA in Senegal (English)

In recent years, there have been major changes in the trade policy landscape in West Africa that will affect Senegal. The Common External Tariff (CET) for (ECOWAS) and European Union-Economic Partnership Agreement (EU-EPA) have generated an intense debate among policy makers, interest groups and the general population. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS18578 OCT 27, 2016

Marchat,Jean Michel Noel; Von Uexkull,Jan Erik Disclosed

The effects of innovation on employment in developing countries : evidence from enterprisesurveys (English)

While existing evidence in advanced economies suggests a possible role for technological innovation in job creation, its role in developing countries remains largely undocumented. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7775 AUG 02, 2016

Cirera,Xavier; Sabetti,Leonard 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

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


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

A helping hand or the long arm of the law? : experimental evidence on what governments can do to formalize firms (English)

The authors conducted a field experiment in Belo Horizonte, Brazil to test which government actions work to encourage informal firms to register. ... See More +

Journal Article 112478 OCT 23, 2014

de Andrade, Gustavo Henrique; Bruhn,Miriam; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed