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Can blockchain technology address de-risking in emerging markets? (English)

Block chain, or distributed ledger technology, has the potential to address many problems in emerging markets. In this note the authors consider whether block chain can be used to mitigate the problem of de-risking by financial institutions, which affects receivers of remittances, businesses that need correspondent banking relationships, and charities working in conflict countries. ... See More +

Brief 115707 MAY 24, 2017

Ramachandran,Vijaya; Rehermann,Thomas Disclosed

China - Developing Market-Based Energy Efficiency Program Project (English)

The development objective of Developing Market-Based Energy Efficiency Program Project is to support development and implementation of China’s priority energy efficiency and environment programs, with a focus on improving the results measurement and verification system and developing market-based mechanisms. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1064 FEB 07, 2017

Disclosed

Will market competition trump gender discrimination in India ? (English)

Empowering women to engage in productive employment is not only critical to achieving gender equality but also critical for economic growth and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7814 SEP 06, 2016

Ghani,Syed Ejaz; Grover,Arti; Kerr,Sari; Kerr,William Robert Disclosed

Vietnam - Partnership for Market Readiness Project (English)

The development objective of Partnership for Market Readiness Project is to strengthen the government of Vietnam’s capacity to develop market-based instruments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. ... See More +

Project Paper 104124 JUN 05, 2016

Disclosed

Thailand - Partnership for Market Readiness Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 105267 MAY 06, 2016

Disclosed

Nigeria - Community and Social Development Project : additional financing : environmental assessment (Vol. 10) : Environmental and social management plan for construction of two blocks of twelve market stalls at Goniri community in Gujba LGA in Yobe state (English)

The objective of the Additional Financing for the Community and Social Development Project for Nigeria is to increase access by the poor to improved social and natural resources infrastructure services in a sustainable manner throughout Nigeria. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2188 MAY 01, 2016

Koleva,Antonia T. Disclosed

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; advanced markets; and emerging and developing economies in East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. ... See More +

Newsletter 109031 APR 15, 2016

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

Transforming markets through competition : new developments and recent trends in competition advocacy (English)

This publication provides an assessment of new developments and recent trends on competition advocacy based on an innovative and comprehensive conceptual framework that builds on practical implementation by authorities across jurisdictions. ... See More +

Working Paper 104806 APR 13, 2016

Goodwin,Tanja K.; Martinez Licetti,Martha Disclosed

Slowdown in emerging markets : rough patch or prolonged weakness? (English)

A synchronous growth slowdown has been underway in emerging markets (EM) since 2010. Growth in these countries is now markedly slower than, not just the pre‐crisis average, but also the long‐term average. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 101741 DEC 01, 2015

Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Kose,Ayhan; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Ye,Lei Sandy Disclosed

Haiti - let’s talk competition : a brief review of market conditions (English)

This report presents an analysis of market conditions and market concentration in Haiti. Based on available import data (Ministry of Economy and Finance 2014) and available information on economic group connections, it also presents a limited analysis of the economic groups and companies that operate in Haiti, with a focus on highly concentrated markets. ... See More +

Publication 103950 OCT 01, 2015

Pop,Georgiana Disclosed

How much could South Asia benefit from regional electricity cooperation and trade ? (English)

The South Asia region is lagging behind many regions in the world in regional electricity cooperation and trading, despite the huge anticipated benefits. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7341 JUN 26, 2015

Timilsina,Govinda R.; Toman,Michael A.; Karacsonyi,Jorge G.; de Tena Diego,Luca Disclosed

A quarter century effort yet to come of age : a survey of power sector reforms in developing countries (English)

It has been more than two decades since the widespread initiation of global power sector reforms and restructuring. However, empirical evidence on the intended microeconomic, macroeconomic, and quality-related impacts of reforms across developing countries is lacking. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7330 JUN 23, 2015

Jamasb,Tooraj; Nepal,Rabindra; Timilsina,Govinda R. Disclosed

Morocco - Partnership for Market Readiness Project (English)

The objective of the Partnership for Market Readiness Project is to improve capacity to design and pilot greenhouse gas (GHG) Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems in selected sectors and to establish core technical components for the design of GHG emissions reduction crediting mechanisms in the Kingdom of Morocco. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1005 JUN 08, 2015

French Disclosed

Secondary vocational education international experience : final report April 2015 (English)

According to UNESCO, roughly 120 countries provide some form of technical or vocational secondary education, as distinct from a purely generalist curriculum. ... See More +

Working Paper 103893 APR 01, 2015

Dunbar,Muriel Disclosed

Labor market dynamics in Libya : reintegration for recovery (Arabic)

Since the 2011 uprising that toppled the former regime, Libya has been mired in deep political strife. An economy in which agriculture once flourished was converted wholesale to an oil-based rentier state of the most extreme kind. ... See More +

Publication 97478 JAN 01, 2015

Elgazzar,Hebatalla; Lahga, Abdel Rahmen; Quota,Manal Bakur N; Rother,Friederike Uta; Hargreaves, Laurence English Disclosed

Market assessment of the financial needs of very small, small, and medium enterprises in Tunisia (English)

IFC, as part of its program to improve access to finance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and in close cooperation with Tunisian public and private stakeholders and other international financial institutions, commissioned a market study to Ernst and Young in order to identify the needs of Very Small, Small, and Medium Enterprises (VSSMEs) in Tunisia. ... See More +

Working Paper 112830 JAN 01, 2015

Disclosed

Tunisia - Advancing Tunisia's global integration : reforms options in the context of deeper integration with the EU : Main report (English)

The political and economic events since January 2011 have contributed to change the context in which Tunisia is shaping its own global integration agenda. ... See More +

Sector or Thematic Evaluation 88361 JUN 25, 2014

Disclosed

Tunisia - Advancing Tunisia's global integration : reforms options in the context of deeper integration with the EU (Vol. 2) : Annexes (English)

The political and economic events since January 2011 have contributed to change the context in which Tunisia is shaping its own global integration agenda. ... See More +

Sector or Thematic Evaluation 88361 JUN 25, 2014

Disclosed

Romania - First Fiscal Effectiveness and Growth Development Policy Loan Program (English)

Program Information Document AB7545 APR 08, 2014

Disclosed

Competition policies open markets in Kenya (English)

Many developing economies still do not fully enjoy the benefits of competitive markets. Distorted markets reduce investment opportunities, increase business risks, raise the cost of essential business inputs needed to compete in domestic and international markets, and lessen the benefits of private sector participation for economic development and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Brief 91181 JAN 01, 2014

Licetti, Martha Martinez Disclosed

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Can blockchain technology address de-risking in emerging markets? (English)
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MAY 24, 2017 115707 Brief
China - Developing Market-Based Energy Efficiency Program Project (English)
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FEB 07, 2017 PAD1064 Project Appraisal Document
Will market competition trump gender discrimination in India ? (English)
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SEP 06, 2016 WPS7814 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Partnership for Market Readiness Project (English)
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JUN 05, 2016 104124 Project Paper
Thailand - Partnership for Market Readiness Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAY 06, 2016 105267 Procurement Plan
Nigeria - Community and Social Development Project : additional financing : environmental assessment (Vol. 10) : Environmental and social management plan for construction of two blocks of twelve market stalls at Goniri community in Gujba LGA in Yobe state (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 SFG2188 Environmental Assessment
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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APR 15, 2016 109031 Newsletter
Transforming markets through competition : new developments and recent trends in competition advocacy (English)
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APR 13, 2016 104806 Working Paper
Slowdown in emerging markets : rough patch or prolonged weakness? (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 101741 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Haiti - let’s talk competition : a brief review of market conditions (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 103950 Publication
How much could South Asia benefit from regional electricity cooperation and trade ? (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 WPS7341 Policy Research Working Paper
A quarter century effort yet to come of age : a survey of power sector reforms in developing countries (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7330 Policy Research Working Paper
Morocco - Partnership for Market Readiness Project (English)
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JUN 08, 2015 PAD1005 Project Appraisal Document French
Secondary vocational education international experience : final report April 2015 (English)
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APR 01, 2015 103893 Working Paper
Labor market dynamics in Libya : reintegration for recovery (Arabic)
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JAN 01, 2015 97478 Publication English
Market assessment of the financial needs of very small, small, and medium enterprises in Tunisia (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 112830 Working Paper
Tunisia - Advancing Tunisia's global integration : reforms options in the context of deeper integration with the EU : Main report (English)
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JUN 25, 2014 88361 Sector or Thematic Evaluation
Tunisia - Advancing Tunisia's global integration : reforms options in the context of deeper integration with the EU (Vol. 2) : Annexes (English)
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JUN 25, 2014 88361 Sector or Thematic Evaluation
Romania - First Fiscal Effectiveness and Growth Development Policy Loan Program (English)
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APR 08, 2014 AB7545 Program Information Document
Competition policies open markets in Kenya (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 91181 Brief