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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

Gassier,Marine; Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao Disclosed

Belarus - Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Access to Finance Project (English)

The objective of the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Access to Finance Project is to improve access to finance for private MSMEs and enhance governance and the institutional capacity of the Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1219 SEP 07, 2017

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

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

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

Study on Demand for Skilled Labor in Unregistered MSMEs 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

Pental,Kartik; Sinha,Shabnam 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

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MSME finance gap : assessment of the shortfalls and opportunities in financing micro, small, and medium enterprises in emerging markets (English)

As in most economies, micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in emerging markets are widely believed to be the engine of growth across. Over the last decade, many researchers and academics have tried to analyze the issue of MSME access to finance, emphasizing their dependence on credit and cash flows. ... See More +

Working Paper 121264 JAN 01, 2017

Khanna,Mahima; Wimpey,Joshua Seth; Bruhn,Miriam; Singh,Sandeep; Hommes,Martin; Sorokina,Aksinya 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

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

English 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

Research digest newsletter Vol. 9 (No. 3) (Arabic)

In this issue: The State as Employer of Last Resort in Postrevolution Tunisia; What Drives Weak Job Creation in Tunisia?; Macroinsurance for Microenterprises; Testing the Effectiveness of Job Matching in Jordan; Predicting Bank Insolvency in the Middle East and North Africa; Economic Inequality in the Arab Region; Open Skies over the Middle East. ... See More +

Newsletter 99248 SEP 01, 2015

Disclosed

Drivers of entrepreneurship and post-entry performance of newborn firms in developing countries (English)

The aim of this paper is to provide an updated survey of the state of the art in entrepreneurial studies with a particular focus on developing countries (DCs). ... See More +

Journal Article 120311 AUG 01, 2015

Quatraro,Francesco; Vivarelli,Marco Disclosed

Empowering farmers and small and micro entrepreneurs in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

Small business owners in the Democratic Republic of Congo often lack the ability to supply large companies because they don’t have adequate business management skills or access to the bank financing that can help their enterprise grow. ... See More +

Brief 112532 OCT 01, 2014

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
Belarus - Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Access to Finance Project (English)
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SEP 07, 2017 PAD1219 Project Appraisal Document
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
Islamic banking opportunities across small and medium enterprises in MENA : executive summary (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112821 Working Paper
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
Study on Demand for Skilled Labor in Unregistered MSMEs of India (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 114202 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
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
MSME finance gap : assessment of the shortfalls and opportunities in financing micro, small, and medium enterprises in emerging markets (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 121264 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
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 English
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
Research digest newsletter Vol. 9 (No. 3) (Arabic)
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SEP 01, 2015 99248 Newsletter
Drivers of entrepreneurship and post-entry performance of newborn firms in developing countries (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 120311 Journal Article
Empowering farmers and small and micro entrepreneurs in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 112532 Brief