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Tech start-up ecosystem in Beirut : findings and recommendations (English)

Technology is one of the main drivers of productivity and economic growth. Developing countries have traditionally had difficulties in both developing technology and absorbing foreign technology. ... See More +

Working Paper 119654 SEP 08, 2017

Mulas,Victor; Qian, Kathy; Henry,Stanley Scott Disclosed

Tech start-up ecosystem in Dar es Salaam : findings and recommendations (English)

Technology is one of the main drivers of productivity and economic growth. Developing countries have traditionally had difficulties in both developing technology and absorbing foreign technology. ... See More +

Working Paper 119132 AUG 28, 2017

Mulas,Victor; Qian, Kathy; Henry,Stanley Scott Disclosed

Does the adoption of complex software impact employment composition and the skill content of occupations ? evidence from Chilean firms (English)

A major concern with the rapid spread of technology is that it replaces some jobs, displacing workers. However, technology may raise firm productivity, generating more jobs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8110 JUN 23, 2017

Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Viollaz,Mariana Disclosed

Georgia - Empowering Poor Communities and Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Georgia Tourism Sector Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 15) : Upgrading area around Nato Vachnadze museum in village Gurjaani (English)

The development objective of the Empowering Poor Communities and Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Georgia Tourism Sector Project for Georgia is to generate employment and increase household incomes for poor and vulnerable communities in the Kakheti and Imereti regions by supporting them to: (i) start and grow micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in the tourism sector, and (ii) implement small works for the conservation and maintenance of cultural heritage sites. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3426 JUN 14, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

Georgia - Empowering Poor Communities and Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Georgia Tourism Sector Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Lighting of Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park access road (English)

The development objective of the Empowering Poor Communities and Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Georgia Tourism Sector Project for Georgia is to generate employment and increase household incomes for poor and vulnerable communities in the Kakheti and Imereti regions by supporting them to: (i) start and grow micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in the tourism sector, and (ii) implement small works for the conservation and maintenance of cultural heritage sites. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3426 JUN 12, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

Georgia - Empowering Poor Communities and Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Georgia Tourism Sector Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Rehabilitation of Gurjaani public park (English)

The development objective of the Empowering Poor Communities and Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Georgia Tourism Sector Project for Georgia is to generate employment and increase household incomes for poor and vulnerable communities in the Kakheti and Imereti regions by supporting them to: (i) start and grow micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in the tourism sector, and (ii) implement small works for the conservation and maintenance of cultural heritage sites. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3426 JUN 12, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

Women's entrepreneurship facility : establishment of a financial intermediary fund (English)

Women entrepreneurs play a critical role in economic development by boosting growth and creating jobs, particularly in the bottom 40 percent. However, women face numerous challenges to financing, owning, and growing businesses, including access to capital and technology, lack of networks and knowledge resources, as well as legal, regulatory, and policy obstacles to business ownership and development. ... See More +

Board Report 116058 JUN 08, 2017

Disclosed

Jordan - Innovative Startups and SMEs Fund Project : environmental assessment : والإدارة البيئية والاجتماعية (Arabic)

Environmental Assessment SFG3357 MAY 01, 2017

Espiritu,Marjorie Penesa Disclosed

Vietnam - Fostering Innovation through Research, Science and Technology Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 114139 APR 09, 2017

Disclosed

Georgia - Empowering Poor Communities and Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Georgia Tourism Sector Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 12) : Rehabilitation of Giorgi Akhvlediani Museum in Tskhaltubo (English)

The development objective of the Empowering Poor Communities and Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Georgia Tourism Sector Project for Georgia is to generate employment and increase household incomes for poor and vulnerable communities in the Kakheti and Imereti regions by supporting them to: (i) start and grow micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in the tourism sector, and (ii) implement small works for the conservation and maintenance of cultural heritage sites. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3426 APR 01, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

Poland catching-up regions : activating entrepreneurship in deprived areas (English)

This document proposes a design for an enterprise support scheme in Świętokrzyskie and Podkarpackie regions of Poland. The objective of the Enterprise Competitiveness Scheme (ECS) is to support further competitiveness of Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in targeted regions to increase their contribution to regional economic growth, particularly through jobs. ... See More +

Working Paper 115354 JAN 01, 2017

Kilroy,Austin Francis Louis; Tekieli-Bisińska,Dorota; Szczucki,Jan; Gajewski,Maciej; Stronkowski,Piotr Karol Disclosed

Poland catching-up regions : activating entrepreneurship in deprived areas : Poland catching-up regions: pobudzanie przedsiębiorczości na obszarach uprzywilejowanych (Polish)

This document proposes a design for an enterprise support scheme in Świętokrzyskie and Podkarpackie regions of Poland. The objective of the Enterprise Competitiveness Scheme (ECS) is to support further competitiveness of Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in targeted regions to increase their contribution to regional economic growth, particularly through jobs. ... See More +

Working Paper 115354 JAN 01, 2017

Kilroy,Austin Francis Louis; Tekieli-Bisińska,Dorota; Szczucki,Jan; Gajewski,Maciej; Stronkowski,Piotr Karol Disclosed

Sources of productivity growth in Uganda : the role of interindustry and intra-industry misallocation in the 2000s (English)

Uganda's growth in gross domestic product of the 2000s was accompanied by high growth rates of labor productivity across industries producing tradable goods and services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7909 DEC 07, 2016

Dennis,Allen Curtis K.; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Yoshino,Yutaka; Zeufack,Albert G. Disclosed

Vietnam - Fostering Innovation through Research, Science and Technology Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 109519 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

Peru - Strengthening the Science, Technology and Innovation System Project : environmental assessment : Marco de gestión ambiental (Spanish)

Environmental Assessment SFG2480 SEP 12, 2016

Ananth,Micky O. Disclosed

Disaggregating the impact of the internet on international trade (English)

The Internet has transformed the way countries trade by reducing the costs of exporting. This paper quantifies the impact of Internet adoption on international trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7785 AUG 08, 2016

Osnago,Alberto; Tan,Shawn Weiming Disclosed

Measuring firm-level innovation using short questionnaires : evidence from an experiment (English)

Little is known about innovation in developing countries, partly because of the lack of comparable and reliable data. Collecting data on firm-level innovation is challenging because of the subjective definition of what determines an innovation, a problem that is exacerbated in developing countries where innovation is likely to be more incremental and less radical. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7696 JUN 06, 2016

Cirera,Xavier; Muzi,Silvia Disclosed

Radio frequency (Un) identification : Results from a proof-of-concept trial of the use of RFID technology to measure microenterprise turnover in Sri Lanka (English)

Accurate measurement of stock levels, turnover, and profitability in microenterprises in developing countries is difficult due to the fact that the majority of these firms do not keep detailed records. ... See More +

Journal Article 104048 MAR 16, 2016

De Mel,Suresh; Herath,Dammika; Mckenzie,David J.; Pathak,Yuvraj Disclosed

Learning or leaning : persistent and transitory growth spillovers from FDI (English)

Using firm-level data for Jordan, the paper estimates the extent to which growth spillovers from foreign direct investment (FDI) to local firms stem from persistent learning externalities (i.e., they endure even after foreign investment leaves as knowledge has been transferred to local firms) or from transitory effects (e.g., demand increases that evaporate following disinvestment). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7591 MAR 02, 2016

Davies,Ronald B.; Lamla,Michael Josef; Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias Disclosed

Gabon - Central African Backbone Project : additional financing : resettlement plan : Plan d'action de reinstallation (French)

Gabon joined the Central African Backbone Project with the objective to increase thegeographical coverage and the use of high capacity bandwidth network and reduce the costs ofcommunication services in the territory of the Gabonese Republic. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG2036 MAR 01, 2016

Rais,Tasneem Disclosed

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Tech start-up ecosystem in Beirut : findings and recommendations (English)
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SEP 08, 2017 119654 Working Paper
Tech start-up ecosystem in Dar es Salaam : findings and recommendations (English)
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AUG 28, 2017 119132 Working Paper
Does the adoption of complex software impact employment composition and the skill content of occupations ? evidence from Chilean firms (English)
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JUN 23, 2017 WPS8110 Policy Research Working Paper
Georgia - Empowering Poor Communities and Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Georgia Tourism Sector Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 15) : Upgrading area around Nato Vachnadze museum in village Gurjaani (English)
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JUN 14, 2017 SFG3426 Environmental Assessment
Georgia - Empowering Poor Communities and Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Georgia Tourism Sector Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Lighting of Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park access road (English)
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JUN 12, 2017 SFG3426 Environmental Assessment
Georgia - Empowering Poor Communities and Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Georgia Tourism Sector Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Rehabilitation of Gurjaani public park (English)
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JUN 12, 2017 SFG3426 Environmental Assessment
Women's entrepreneurship facility : establishment of a financial intermediary fund (English)
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JUN 08, 2017 116058 Board Report
Jordan - Innovative Startups and SMEs Fund Project : environmental assessment : والإدارة البيئية والاجتماعية (Arabic)
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MAY 01, 2017 SFG3357 Environmental Assessment
Vietnam - Fostering Innovation through Research, Science and Technology Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 09, 2017 114139 Procurement Plan
Georgia - Empowering Poor Communities and Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Georgia Tourism Sector Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 12) : Rehabilitation of Giorgi Akhvlediani Museum in Tskhaltubo (English)
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APR 01, 2017 SFG3426 Environmental Assessment
Poland catching-up regions : activating entrepreneurship in deprived areas (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115354 Working Paper
Poland catching-up regions : activating entrepreneurship in deprived areas : Poland catching-up regions: pobudzanie przedsiębiorczości na obszarach uprzywilejowanych (Polish)
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JAN 01, 2017 115354 Working Paper
Sources of productivity growth in Uganda : the role of interindustry and intra-industry misallocation in the 2000s (English)
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DEC 07, 2016 WPS7909 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Fostering Innovation through Research, Science and Technology Project : procurement plan (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2016 109519 Procurement Plan
Peru - Strengthening the Science, Technology and Innovation System Project : environmental assessment : Marco de gestión ambiental (Spanish)
See More +
SEP 12, 2016 SFG2480 Environmental Assessment
Disaggregating the impact of the internet on international trade (English)
See More +
AUG 08, 2016 WPS7785 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring firm-level innovation using short questionnaires : evidence from an experiment (English)
See More +
JUN 06, 2016 WPS7696 Policy Research Working Paper
Radio frequency (Un) identification : Results from a proof-of-concept trial of the use of RFID technology to measure microenterprise turnover in Sri Lanka (English)
See More +
MAR 16, 2016 104048 Journal Article
Learning or leaning : persistent and transitory growth spillovers from FDI (English)
See More +
MAR 02, 2016 WPS7591 Policy Research Working Paper
Gabon - Central African Backbone Project : additional financing : resettlement plan : Plan d'action de reinstallation (French)
See More +
MAR 01, 2016 SFG2036 Resettlement Plan