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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

West Bank and Gaza - Assistance Strategy for the period FY18-21 (English)

This document outlines the World Bank Group (WBG) Assistance Strategy for the West Bank and Gaza during FY18-21, developed jointly by the World Bank, IFC and MIGA. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 115201 NOV 06, 2017

Disclosed

Statement by The Honourable Bill Morneau at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 120495 OCT 07, 2017

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Promoting investment policy reforms amid political turbulence and transition : the case of Tunisia and the Arab Spring (English)

Policies to attract and retain private sector investment feature prominently in both developing and developed countries' growth strategies. Yet designing and implementing reform programs areparticularly challenging for those facing prolonged political turbulence and transition. ... See More +

Brief 120367 OCT 01, 2017

Nimac,Ivan Anton; Hamden,Mouna; Sabha,Yassin; El-Shiaty,Mohamed Hisham; Khuu,Kathy Disclosed

Investment Climate Assessment of Bhutan: Removing Constraints to Private Sector Development to Enable the Creation of More and Better Jobs (English)

The 2017 Investment Climate Assessment of Bhutan provides a detailed assessment of firm performance and constraints as they enter, operate, and exit domestic and international markets. ... See More +

Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) 120144 SEP 01, 2017

Santini,Massimiliano; Tran,Trang Thu; Beath,Andrew Disclosed

Knowledge brief : when, why, and how water and sanitation utilities can benefit from working together (English)

The World Bank Water Global Practice, under the WSS GSG Utility Turnaround thematic area, has implemented the Global Study on WSS Utility Aggregation to provide evidence-based guidance to policy makers and practitioners regarding when, why, and how water and sanitation utilities can work together, or aggregate, to successfully deliver specific policy outcomes, such as better services or lower costs. ... See More +

Working Paper 119031 AUG 01, 2017

Disclosed

Fast-tracking the resolution of minor disputes : experience from EU member states : Бързо съдебно разрешаване на спорове при искове с малък материален интерес: Опитът от държавите-членки на ЕС (Bulgarian)

The costs and long duration of court proceedings can be discouraging, and for the poor and micro and small enterprises (MSMEs) it can preclude access to justice entirely. ... See More +

Working Paper 112769 AUG 01, 2017

Harley,Georgia; Said,Agnes Cristiana Serbian, Romanian, English Disclosed

Public-private dialogue for modern industrial policies : towards a solutions-oriented framework (English)

Modern industrial policies (IPs) or productive development policies (PDPs) are about identifying and removing constraints to the growth of productive sectors, which implies providing public goods and fixing market failures related to those sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper 117468 JUL 06, 2017

;; 000447431:Steve Utterwulghe:sutterwulghe@ifc.org Disclosed

Uganda economic update - ninth edition : Infrastructure finance deficit : can public-private partnerships fill the gap? (English)

As a result of a number of internal and external shocks, Uganda's economy is currently growing at the lowest rate recorded over the past two decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 117760 JUL 01, 2017

Sebudde,Rachel K.; Shukla,Shyamala; Goffe,Valeriya; Sterwart,Fiona; Mawejje,Joseph; Olobo,Christopher; Okumu,Ibrahim; Kilimani,Nick Disclosed

Mozambique economic update : a two speed economy (English)

The third edition of the Mozambique Economic Update comes at a time when the economy is beginning to show some signs of recovery in 2017. But as extractives and other large industries drive the recent developments, whilst small and medium enterprises lag behind, Mozambique is increasingly showing the signs of being "A two-speed economy". ... See More +

Working Paper 117784 JUL 01, 2017

Mahdi,Shireen; Geginat,Carolin; Massingue,Anna Carlotta Allen; Antunes Morgado,Joao Leonel; Aga,Gemechu A.; Mucavele,Adelina Portuguese Disclosed

Georgia - Private Sector Competitiveness Development Policy Operation (English)

The Program Development Objective is to increase private sector competitiveness through second generation business environment reforms, establishing enabling conditions for financial sector deepening and diversification, and increasing firms’ capacity to innovate and to export.The proposed Second Programmatic Private Sector Competitiveness Development Policy Operation (DPO2) to Georgia in the amount of EUR 44.6 million aims to support the government’s efforts to enhance the country’s competitiveness in order to spur inclusive economic growth. ... See More +

Program Document 114787 JUN 27, 2017

Disclosed

Enterprise surveys : Cambodia country highlights 2016 (English)

The World Bank Group conducted face-to-face interviews with top managers and business owners of 373 enterprises in Cambodia from February 2016 through June 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 119222 JUN 26, 2017

Disclosed

On-the-job training : returns, barriers to provision, and policy implications (English)

Firms that provide on-the-job training do so when it is critical to their productivity—and when productivity is critical to their survival. This paper begins by confirming a significant and positive return from on-the-job training on wages and productivity, as well as the presence of positive externalities from on-the-job training, while discussing the methodological considerations at play. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8090 JUN 07, 2017

Saraf,Priyam Disclosed

Ethiopia - Completion and learning review for country partnership strategy for the period FY13 - FY16 : IEG review (English)

Ethiopia is a low income country—one of the eleven poorest in the world—with a GNI per capita of USD 590 (current USD) in 2015. Its economy grew by 9.6 percent annually in real terms during the review period, faster than the Sub-Saharan Africa average (4.0 percent) and the rest of the world (2.6 percent), albeit the growth rate slowed to 6-7 percent in 2015-16 owing to a severe drought. ... See More +

CAS Completion Report Review 116057 JUN 07, 2017

Disclosed

Container terminal concession guidelines (English)

The decision, by a national government or a port authority, to contract out the development and operation of a container terminal facility to a qualified private operator sets in motion a process involving relationships with quite a different set of players compared to traditional port operations and management. ... See More +

Working Paper 117776 JUN 01, 2017

Juhel,Marc H. Disclosed

Towards effective enforcement of uncontested monetary claims : lessons from Eastern and Central Europe (English)

This comparative analysis examines the enforcement of uncontested monetary claims in the EU-11, as well as in FYR Macedonia (hereinafter "comparator countries"), and outlines options available to policymakers. ... See More +

Working Paper 117415 JUN 01, 2017

Petkova,Svetozara; Harley,Georgia Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian Disclosed

Towards effective enforcement of uncontested monetary claims : lessons from Eastern and Central Europe : Ka efikasnom izvršenju nespornih nocanih potraživanja : iskustva istone i Centralne Evrope (Serbian)

This comparative analysis examines the enforcement of uncontested monetary claims in the EU-11, as well as in FYR Macedonia (hereinafter "comparator countries"), and outlines options available to policymakers. ... See More +

Working Paper 117415 JUN 01, 2017

Petkova,Svetozara; Harley,Georgia Macedonian, Croatian, English, Bulgarian Disclosed

Towards effective enforcement of uncontested monetary claims : lessons from Eastern and Central Europe : Drejt zbatimit efektiv te kerkesave te pakundershtuara per detyrimet monetary : mesime nga Europa lindore e qendore (Basque,Albanian)

This comparative analysis examines the enforcement of uncontested monetary claims in the EU-11, as well as in FYR Macedonia (hereinafter "comparator countries"), and outlines options available to policymakers. ... See More +

Working Paper 117415 JUN 01, 2017

Petkova,Svetozara; Harley,Georgia Disclosed

Towards effective enforcement of uncontested monetary claims : lessons from Eastern and Central Europe : Prema učinkovitoj ovrsi nespornih novčanih tražbina : iskustva srednje i istočne Europe (Macedonian)

This comparative analysis examines the enforcement of uncontested monetary claims in the EU-11, as well as in FYR Macedonia (hereinafter "comparator countries"), and outlines options available to policymakers. ... See More +

Working Paper 117415 JUN 01, 2017

Petkova,Svetozara; Harley,Georgia Croatian, Serbian, English, Bulgarian Disclosed

Towards effective enforcement of uncontested monetary claims : lessons from Eastern and Central Europe : Prema učinkovitoj ovrsi nespornih novčanih tražbina : iskustva srednje i istočne Europe (Croatian)

This comparative analysis examines the enforcement of uncontested monetary claims in the EU-11, as well as in FYR Macedonia (hereinafter "comparator countries"), and outlines options available to policymakers. ... See More +

Working Paper 117415 JUN 01, 2017

Petkova,Svetozara; Harley,Georgia Macedonian, Serbian, English, Bulgarian 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
West Bank and Gaza - Assistance Strategy for the period FY18-21 (English)
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NOV 06, 2017 115201 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Statement by The Honourable Bill Morneau at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 07, 2017 120495 Board Report
Promoting investment policy reforms amid political turbulence and transition : the case of Tunisia and the Arab Spring (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120367 Brief
Investment Climate Assessment of Bhutan: Removing Constraints to Private Sector Development to Enable the Creation of More and Better Jobs (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 120144 Investment Climate Assessment (ICA)
Knowledge brief : when, why, and how water and sanitation utilities can benefit from working together (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 119031 Working Paper
Fast-tracking the resolution of minor disputes : experience from EU member states : Бързо съдебно разрешаване на спорове при искове с малък материален интерес: Опитът от държавите-членки на ЕС (Bulgarian)
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AUG 01, 2017 112769 Working Paper Serbian, Romanian, English
Public-private dialogue for modern industrial policies : towards a solutions-oriented framework (English)
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JUL 06, 2017 117468 Working Paper
Uganda economic update - ninth edition : Infrastructure finance deficit : can public-private partnerships fill the gap? (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117760 Working Paper
Mozambique economic update : a two speed economy (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117784 Working Paper Portuguese
Georgia - Private Sector Competitiveness Development Policy Operation (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 114787 Program Document
Enterprise surveys : Cambodia country highlights 2016 (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 119222 Working Paper
On-the-job training : returns, barriers to provision, and policy implications (English)
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JUN 07, 2017 WPS8090 Policy Research Working Paper
Ethiopia - Completion and learning review for country partnership strategy for the period FY13 - FY16 : IEG review (English)
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JUN 07, 2017 116057 CAS Completion Report Review
Container terminal concession guidelines (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 117776 Working Paper
Towards effective enforcement of uncontested monetary claims : lessons from Eastern and Central Europe (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2017 117415 Working Paper Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian
Towards effective enforcement of uncontested monetary claims : lessons from Eastern and Central Europe : Ka efikasnom izvršenju nespornih nocanih potraživanja : iskustva istone i Centralne Evrope (Serbian)
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JUN 01, 2017 117415 Working Paper Macedonian, Croatian, English, Bulgarian
Towards effective enforcement of uncontested monetary claims : lessons from Eastern and Central Europe : Drejt zbatimit efektiv te kerkesave te pakundershtuara per detyrimet monetary : mesime nga Europa lindore e qendore (Basque,Albanian)
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JUN 01, 2017 117415 Working Paper
Towards effective enforcement of uncontested monetary claims : lessons from Eastern and Central Europe : Prema učinkovitoj ovrsi nespornih novčanih tražbina : iskustva srednje i istočne Europe (Macedonian)
See More +
JUN 01, 2017 117415 Working Paper Croatian, Serbian, English, Bulgarian
Towards effective enforcement of uncontested monetary claims : lessons from Eastern and Central Europe : Prema učinkovitoj ovrsi nespornih novčanih tražbina : iskustva srednje i istočne Europe (Croatian)
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JUN 01, 2017 117415 Working Paper Macedonian, Serbian, English, Bulgarian