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Implications of minimum wage increases on labor market dynamics lessons for emerging economies (English)

This paper offers evidence on the relationship between the minimum wage and unemployment and informal employment, and identifies some of the lessons learned on the potential effects of increasing the minimum wage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8030 APR 18, 2017

Del Carpio,Ximena Vanessa; Pabon,Laura M. Disclosed

Tenure security premium in informal housing markets : a spatial hedonic analysis (English)

This paper estimates slum residents' willingness to pay for formalized land tenure in Pune, India. In so doing, it offers evidence that the legal assurance of slum residents' occupancy of their lands could benefit them. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7526 DEC 30, 2015

Nakamura,Shohei Disclosed

Introduction : borders, informality, international trade and customs : Introduction : Borders, Informality, International Trade and Customs (English)

This special issue deals with the “informal” cross-border trade in goods. Trading goods is anoriginal human activity that precedes borders (Renfrew, 1969). ... See More +

Journal Article 104056 DEC 16, 2015

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Finding a path to formalization in Benin : early results after the introduction of the entreprenant legal status (English)

In April 2014, the Government of Benin launched the entreprenant status, a simplified and free legal regime offered to small informal businesses to enter the formal economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7510 DEC 09, 2015

Benhassine,Najy; Mckenzie,David J.; Pouliquen,Victor Maurice Joseph; Santini,Massimiliano Disclosed

MSME taxation in transition economies : country experience on the costs and benefits of introducing special tax regimes (English)

The paper analyzes the design of simplified small business tax regimes in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the impact of such regimes on small business tax compliance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7449 OCT 19, 2015

Engelschalk,Michael; Loeprick,Jan Disclosed

Short-term impacts of formalization assistance and a bank information session on business registration and access to finance in Malawi (English)

Despite regulatory efforts designed to make it easier for firms to formalize, informality remains extremely high among firms in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7183 JAN 01, 2015

Campos, Francisco; Goldstein, Markus; McKenzie, David Disclosed

Brazil - Mechanism of Doacao dedicated to Indigenous Peoples Project : Brasil - Mecanismo de Doação Dedicado Pará Povos Indígenas (Portuguese)

Project Information Document PIDA7195 SEP 26, 2014

Costa,Alberto Coelho Gomes English Disclosed

Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Economic growth has been sustained for many years pre-crisis in the region, but this has not resulted in the creation of an adequate number of jobs and has succeeded, at best, in generating low-quality, informal jobs. ... See More +

Publication 90271 AUG 26, 2014

Gatti, Roberta; Angel-Urdinola, Diego F.; Silva, Joana; Bodor, Andras Disclosed

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Implications of minimum wage increases on labor market dynamics lessons for emerging economies (English)
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APR 18, 2017 WPS8030 Policy Research Working Paper
Tenure security premium in informal housing markets : a spatial hedonic analysis (English)
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DEC 30, 2015 WPS7526 Policy Research Working Paper
Introduction : borders, informality, international trade and customs : Introduction : Borders, Informality, International Trade and Customs (English)
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DEC 16, 2015 104056 Journal Article
Finding a path to formalization in Benin : early results after the introduction of the entreprenant legal status (English)
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DEC 09, 2015 WPS7510 Policy Research Working Paper
MSME taxation in transition economies : country experience on the costs and benefits of introducing special tax regimes (English)
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OCT 19, 2015 WPS7449 Policy Research Working Paper
Short-term impacts of formalization assistance and a bank information session on business registration and access to finance in Malawi (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7183 Policy Research Working Paper
Brazil - Mechanism of Doacao dedicated to Indigenous Peoples Project : Brasil - Mecanismo de Doação Dedicado Pará Povos Indígenas (Portuguese)
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SEP 26, 2014 PIDA7195 Project Information Document English
Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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AUG 26, 2014 90271 Publication