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What investors want : perceptions and experiences of multinational corporations in developing countries (English)

This paper discusses the results of a survey of multinational corporations with affiliates in developing countries. The paper explores corporate perspectives and decision making across the stages of the investment cycle: attraction, entry and establishment, operations and expansion, linkages with the local economy, and, in some cases, divestment and exit. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8386 MAR 28, 2018

Kusek,Peter; Silva,Andrea Antonia Lim Disclosed

Tools for screening prospective investors (English)

This note supplements note 6: screening prospective investors. The investment screening process requires suitable tools for assisting government agencies in their work. ... See More +

Brief 124282 MAR 01, 2018

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Optimizing finance for development (English)

The World Bank Group recently adopted the "cascade framework" to "maximize finance for development." The cascade recommends that reforms be tried first, followed by subsidies, and then public investments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8320 JAN 29, 2018

Cordella,Tito Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Haiti Business Development and Investment Project - P123974 - Sequence No : 11 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR30994 JAN 04, 2018

Kim,Maria Deborah Disclosed

World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)

This Board report acknowledges a World Bank Group Boards calendar for November 2017 and December 2017 and January 2018.

Board Report 120994 NOV 07, 2017

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Brazil - Investment Plan Coordination Project (English)

The development objective of the Investment Plan Coordination Project is to strengthen the Brazil's capacity in (i) coordinating Brazil Investment Plan (BIP) projects; (ii) supervising, planning, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on BIP’s implementation. ... See More +

Project Paper PP2588 NOV 02, 2017

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World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)

This Board report acknowledges a World Bank Group Boards calendar for October 2017, November 2017 and December 2017.

Board Report 120588 OCT 20, 2017

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Leapfrogging : the key to Africa's development - from constraints to investment opportunities (English)

Despite sustained economic growth over the past two decades, Sub-Saharan Africa faces massive challenges and significant gaps in many development outcomes. ... See More +

Working Paper 119849 SEP 20, 2017

Blimpo,Moussa Pouguinimpo; Minges,Michael; Kouamé, Wilfried A.; Azomahou,Theophile Thomas; Lartey,Emmanuel Kwasi Koranteng; Meniago,Christelle; Buitano,Mapi M.; Zeufack,Albert G. Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic - Community Support Program Project : environmental assessment : Environmental social management framework (English)

The development objective of the Community Support Program Project for Kyrgyz Republic is to engage communities in the development of social and economic infrastructure in order to enhance services, livelihoods and inclusion in target villages near the CASA-1000 transmission line. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3832 SEP 01, 2017

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Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) 2017 annual report : insuring investments, ensuring opportunities (English)

This annual report of Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) covers its performance for the financial year 2017. MIGA aims to draw cross-border investment to developing countries in support of the World Bank Group’s mission of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Annual Report 122013 JUN 30, 2017

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Bangladesh - Investment Promotion and Financing Facility Project (English)

Ratings for the Investment Promotion and Financing Facility Project for Bangladesh were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4145 JUN 27, 2017

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World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)

This Board report acknowledges a World Bank Group Boards calendar for June 2017, July 2017 and August 2017

Board Report 115776 JUN 06, 2017

Disclosed

Global economic prospects : weak investment in uncertain times (English)

Stagnant global trade, subdued investment, and heightened policy uncertainty marked another difficult year for the world economy. A moderate recovery is expected for 2017, with receding obstacles to activity in commodity exporters and solid domestic demand in commodity importers. ... See More +

Publication 113224 JAN 10, 2017

Kose,Ayhan; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Romer,Paul M Disclosed

Sustainable investment in China (English)

This summary version of report provides a snapshot of the Chinese market. To better acknowledge the current state and future potential of sustainable investment (SI) in China, IFC engaged Business for Social Responsibility’s Beijing office (BSR) to undertake a review of the SI industry and enabling market conditions in China. ... See More +

Brief 114075 JAN 01, 2017

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Vietnam - Local Development Investment Funds Project (English)

Ratings for the Local Development Investment Funds Project for Vietnam were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3993 DEC 27, 2016

Disclosed

Minutes of Meeting of the Board of Directors of IFC held on December 8, 2016 and record of approvals November 30 thru December 8 (English)

Minutes 111305 DEC 08, 2016

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World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)

This Board report acknowledges a World Bank Group Boards calendar for October 2016, November 2016 and December 2016.

Board Report 109624 OCT 31, 2016

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Turkey - A look at certain aspects of investment : country economic memorandum (English)

This Country Economic Memorandum (CEM) focuses on the challenges Turkey faces in accumulating productive assets that would enable the economy to grow and incomes to converge with high-income countries. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 111701 SEP 01, 2016

De Rosa,Donato Disclosed

Managing catastrophe risk in Costa Rica (English)

Costa Rica is a small, middle-income country with substantial exposure to natural disasters, including earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. ... See More +

Brief 81173 AUG 25, 2016

Navarro-Martin,Miguel Disclosed

Building long-term portfolio benchmarks for pension funds in emerging economies (English)

The movement from a defined benefit to a defined contribution pension system has important implications in the area of portfolio allocation. While the focus of defined benefit pension funds is essentially in the long term, some defined contribution funds might have incentives to invest with shorter-term horizons. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7784 AUG 04, 2016

Rudolph,Heinz P.; Sabat,Jorge Disclosed

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What investors want : perceptions and experiences of multinational corporations in developing countries (English)
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MAR 28, 2018 WPS8386 Policy Research Working Paper
Tools for screening prospective investors (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 124282 Brief
Optimizing finance for development (English)
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JAN 29, 2018 WPS8320 Policy Research Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Haiti Business Development and Investment Project - P123974 - Sequence No : 11 (English)
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JAN 04, 2018 ISR30994 Implementation Status and Results Report
World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)
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NOV 07, 2017 120994 Board Report
Brazil - Investment Plan Coordination Project (English)
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NOV 02, 2017 PP2588 Project Paper
World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)
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OCT 20, 2017 120588 Board Report
Leapfrogging : the key to Africa's development - from constraints to investment opportunities (English)
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SEP 20, 2017 119849 Working Paper
Kyrgyz Republic - Community Support Program Project : environmental assessment : Environmental social management framework (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 SFG3832 Environmental Assessment
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) 2017 annual report : insuring investments, ensuring opportunities (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 122013 Annual Report
Bangladesh - Investment Promotion and Financing Facility Project (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 ICR4145 Implementation Completion and Results Report
World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)
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JUN 06, 2017 115776 Board Report
Global economic prospects : weak investment in uncertain times (English)
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JAN 10, 2017 113224 Publication
Sustainable investment in China (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 114075 Brief
Vietnam - Local Development Investment Funds Project (English)
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DEC 27, 2016 ICR3993 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Minutes of Meeting of the Board of Directors of IFC held on December 8, 2016 and record of approvals November 30 thru December 8 (English)
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DEC 08, 2016 111305 Minutes
World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)
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OCT 31, 2016 109624 Board Report
Turkey - A look at certain aspects of investment : country economic memorandum (English)
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SEP 01, 2016 111701 Country Economic Memorandum
Managing catastrophe risk in Costa Rica (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 81173 Brief
Building long-term portfolio benchmarks for pension funds in emerging economies (English)
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AUG 04, 2016 WPS7784 Policy Research Working Paper