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Gender and enterprise development in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions (English)

Female participation in entrepreneurial activities is higher in Sub-Saharan Africa than in any other region. However, women-owned businesses significantly underperform those owned by men. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8239 NOV 07, 2017

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Gassier,Marine Disclosed

Jamaica - Access to Finance (A2F) Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objective of the Access to Finance (A2f) Project for Jamaica is to improving access to finance for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and housing finance for the low and middle income households. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3600 SEP 05, 2017

Perolli,Bujana Disclosed

Uzbekistan - Second Phase of the Rural Enterprise Support Project (English)

Ratings for the Second Phase of the Rural Enterprise Support Project for Uzbekistan 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 ICR4167 JUN 27, 2017

Disclosed

Technology-enabled supply chain finance for small and medium enterprises is a major growth opportunity for banks (English)

In most emerging markets, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), lack access to the credit and liquidity they require for their daily working capital needs. ... See More +

Brief 118730 JUN 01, 2017

Saleem,Qamar; Hommes,Martin; Sorokina,Aksinya 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

Georgia - Empowering Poor Communities and Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Georgia Tourism Sector Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 11) : Environmental and social screening report for rehabilitation of tourist infrastructure adjacent to the Motsameta Monastery complex (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

Georgia - Empowering Poor Communities and Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Georgia Tourism Sector Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 10) : Environmental and social screening report for rehabilitation of Vardisubani 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 FEB 01, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

Islamic banking opportunities across small and medium enterprises in MENA : executive summary (English)

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are now widely recognized as engines of economic growth and key contributors to sustainable gross domestic product (GDP) of all countries, including those in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. ... See More +

Working Paper 112821 JAN 01, 2017

Makhlouf,Mouayed Disclosed

Islamic banking opportunities across small and medium enterprises : Pakistan (English)

In recent years, banks in Pakistan and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have become increasingly interested in targeting the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector and have realized that many small businesses demand Shariah-compliant banking. ... See More +

Working Paper 112825 JAN 01, 2017

Makhlouf,Mouayed Disclosed

Small and medium enterprises : key driver for growth and jobs in South Asia (English)

Forty million new jobs need to be created in South Asia by 2016 to absorb newcomers in the labor market. Small and medium enterprises will be the main providers of these jobs. ... See More +

Working Paper 112826 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Creating opportunity for micro business in Central Asia : microfinance in Central Asia - financial inclusion (Russian)

In this region IFC is increasing activities in sustainable alleviation of poverty, particularly by focusing on capacity building in areas such as savings mobilization and diversification. ... See More +

Working Paper 94829 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Study on demand for skilled labor in unregistered MSME’s of India (English)

This report seeks to highlight the economic importance of unregistered Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in India and ascertain their role in the job market. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 114202 JAN 01, 2017

Sinha,Shabnam; Pental,Kartik Disclosed

Vietnam - Enhancing enterprise competitiveness and SME linkages : lessons from international and national experience (English)

The objective of this report is to inform the Government of Vietnam’s on-going efforts to enhance the competitiveness of the domestic private sector and to facilitate foreign direct investment (FDI) spillovers and linkages. ... See More +

Working Paper 119861 JAN 01, 2017

Akhlaque,Asya; Ong Lopez,Anne Beline Chua; Coste,Antoine Vietnamese Disclosed

Vietnam - Enhancing enterprise competitiveness and SME linkages : lessons from international and national experience (Vietnamese)

The objective of this report is to inform the Government of Vietnam’s on-going efforts to enhance the competitiveness of the domestic private sector and to facilitate foreign direct investment (FDI) spillovers and linkages. ... See More +

Working Paper 119861 JAN 01, 2017

Akhlaque,Asya; Ong Lopez,Anne Beline Chua; Coste,Antoine English Disclosed

Labor drops : experimental evidence on the return to additional labor in microenterprises (English)

The majority of enterprises in many developing countries have no paid workers. This paper reports on a field experiment conducted in Sri Lanka that provided wage subsidies to randomly chosen microenterprises to test whether hiring additional labor would benefit such firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7924 DEC 19, 2016

De Mel,Suresh; Mckenzie,David J.; Woodruff,Christopher M. Disclosed

Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and SME Finance Development Policy Loan Project (Arabic)

Program Information Document 109673 NOV 01, 2016

English Disclosed

Enhancing the benefits of formalization under a new status in Benin (English)

Benin, along with sixteen other OHADA countries in Africa, revised their commercial law to introduce a new status called entreprenant. This status is designed for micro and small businesses, and registering with this new status is easy, free of charge and takes only one business day. ... See More +

Brief 110816 NOV 01, 2016

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

Argentina - Access to Longer Term for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Project (Spanish)

The objective of the Access to Longer Term for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Project are to improve access to, and strengthen the framework for the provision of, longer term finance for eligible micro, small and medium enterprises. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1929 OCT 27, 2016

Disclosed

EAP financial infrastructure development program (English)

The Mid-Term Review (MTR) evaluates International Finance Corporation (IFC) East Asia Pacific Financial Infrastructure Development Program (FIDP) activities and results from January 2012 through the end of December 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 116564 NOV 15, 2015

Shariar,Hasan Disclosed

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Gender and enterprise development in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions (English)
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NOV 07, 2017 WPS8239 Policy Research Working Paper
Jamaica - Access to Finance (A2F) Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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SEP 05, 2017 SFG3600 Environmental Assessment
Uzbekistan - Second Phase of the Rural Enterprise Support Project (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 ICR4167 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Technology-enabled supply chain finance for small and medium enterprises is a major growth opportunity for banks (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 118730 Brief
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
Georgia - Empowering Poor Communities and Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Georgia Tourism Sector Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 11) : Environmental and social screening report for rehabilitation of tourist infrastructure adjacent to the Motsameta Monastery complex (English)
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APR 01, 2017 SFG3426 Environmental Assessment
Georgia - Empowering Poor Communities and Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Georgia Tourism Sector Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 10) : Environmental and social screening report for rehabilitation of Vardisubani park (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 SFG3426 Environmental Assessment
Islamic banking opportunities across small and medium enterprises in MENA : executive summary (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112821 Working Paper
Islamic banking opportunities across small and medium enterprises : Pakistan (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112825 Working Paper
Small and medium enterprises : key driver for growth and jobs in South Asia (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112826 Working Paper
Creating opportunity for micro business in Central Asia : microfinance in Central Asia - financial inclusion (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2017 94829 Working Paper
Study on demand for skilled labor in unregistered MSME’s of India (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 114202 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Vietnam - Enhancing enterprise competitiveness and SME linkages : lessons from international and national experience (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 119861 Working Paper Vietnamese
Vietnam - Enhancing enterprise competitiveness and SME linkages : lessons from international and national experience (Vietnamese)
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JAN 01, 2017 119861 Working Paper English
Labor drops : experimental evidence on the return to additional labor in microenterprises (English)
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DEC 19, 2016 WPS7924 Policy Research Working Paper
Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and SME Finance Development Policy Loan Project (Arabic)
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NOV 01, 2016 109673 Program Information Document English
Enhancing the benefits of formalization under a new status in Benin (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 110816 Brief
Argentina - Access to Longer Term for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Project (Spanish)
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OCT 27, 2016 PAD1929 Project Appraisal Document
EAP financial infrastructure development program (English)
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NOV 15, 2015 116564 Working Paper
Lao People's Democratic Republic - Small and Medium Enterprise Access to Finance Project : financial statements and independent auditors’ report period from September 15, 2014 to September 30, 2015 (English)
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SEP 30, 2015 110960 Auditing Document