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Serbia’s New Growth Agenda - Country Economic Memorandum (English)

Serbia spends relatively large amounts on state aid programs, many of which will have to be phased out or restructured to comply with EU laws. There is room to restructure the existing programs to target activities that have more growth and job dividends; for example, by targeting startups and innovating firms and phasing out support for ailing industries, state-owned enterprises, and large or old private domestic firms. ... See More +

Report 147161 MAR 26, 2020

Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias; Shimbov,Bojan; Tan,Shawn Weiming; Vasiljevic,Dusko Disclosed

A Practitioner’s Guide to Innovation Policy : Instruments to Build Firm Capabilities and Accelerate Technological Catch-Up in Developing Countries (Vol. 2) : Summary (English)

The central role that business innovation, the introduction and invention of new products, technologies, business processes, and ideas in the market, plays in economic growth is almost uncontested. ... See More +

Publication 145967 FEB 01, 2020

Disclosed

Funding the Sun : New Paradigms for Financing Off-Grid Solar Companies (English)

This report elucidates the role of financial innovation in the off-grid solar sector and provides a roadmap for practitioners, financiers, and entrepreneurs navigating capital raises for companies active in the sector. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 146089 FEB 01, 2020

Cogan,Davinia Jane Glendenning; Coony,Jonathan D'Entremont; Hazoury,Alex; Rysankova,Dana; Cosgrove-Davies,Malcolm; Rauchs,Michael; Kludovacz,Tibor; Ziegler,Tania; Zhang,Bryan; Wardrop,Robert; Garvey,Kieran; Rau,Raghavendra; Recanatini,Martino; Rostand,Francois Disclosed

Return on Investment of Public Support to SMEs and Innovation in Poland : Functional Analysis Technical Note : Return on Investment of Public Support to SMEs and Innovation in Poland - Functional Analysis Technical Note (English)

This note is organized as follows. The first part describes the methodology behind the functional analysis. The second part presents the aggregate results of the analysis based on data from 2 national and 19 regional instruments in Poland. ... See More +

Report 147163 JAN 01, 2020

Grover,Arti Goswami; Tran,Trang Thu; Rogers,Juan Douglas; Tan,Shawn Weiming; Haven,Thomas Edward; Koniewski,Maciej Tomasz; Iwanowski,Damian; Marc,Lukasz Marek; Toborowicz,Jerzy Jakub Disclosed

Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of Corporate Tax Incentives : Methodological Approaches and Policy Considerations (English)

Developing countries are increasingly offering tax breaks to attract investors and pursue various policy objectives such as encouraging investments in research and development (R and D) and increasing exports. ... See More +

Working Paper 146704 JAN 01, 2020

Kronfol,Hania; Steenbergen,Victor Disclosed

Uzbekistan - Public Expenditure Review (English)

This Public Expenditure Review (PER) takes stock of fiscal developments and institutions and analyzes the key issues that bear on the level, composition, challenges, and effectiveness of government spending and the stance of fiscal policy. ... See More +

Report 146409 DEC 31, 2019

Motohashi,Mitsunori; Philipsen,Ferry; Lord,David Malcolm; Karakulah,Kenan; Safarov,Maksudjon; Varoudakis,Aristomene; Trushin,Eskender; Ihsan,Ahya; Anadolu,Elvira; Izvorski,Ivailo V.; Zorya,Sergiy; James,Sebastian S.; Appiah-Koranteng,Alex; Teixeira,Janssen Edelweiss Nunes; Islam,Roumeen; Hawkesworth,Ian Halvdan Ross Russian Disclosed

Indonesia Daily Economic Update (English)

This brief contains the economic highlights of Indonesia as of August 21, 2019. The government of Indonesia will allocate IDR 416 trillion for personnel spending. ... See More +

Brief 142970 AUG 21, 2019

Disclosed

Women at Work : How Can Investment Incentives be Used to Enhance Economic Opportunities for Women? (English)

Around the world, women face persistent barriers in seeking to enter the labor force, attain leadership positions, and launch businesses. Gender inequality not only prevents women from achieving their full potential and gaining economic independence, but also inhibits the growth of national economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8935 JUL 10, 2019

Kronfol,Hania; Nichols,Alison Mc Donell; Tran,Trang Thu Disclosed

The Use of Corporate Tax Incentives : A Guidance Note and Experience from Poland, Hungary and Latvia (English)

Targeted reductions in corporate income tax rates may in some cases increase investment by firms, which can increase employment and the incomes of employees and suppliers, improve the availability of goods to their customers, and increase access to new technology. ... See More +

Report 139826 JUN 28, 2019

Clark,William Steven; Skrok,Emilia Disclosed

Tax Incentives to Encourage Corporate Investment in Latvia : Preliminary Version (English)

This paper analyzes the effect of accelerated depreciation (AD) policy on firm investment using administrative firm-level data for 2007-14. We find that past use of AD had a positive effect on firm investment rates. ... See More +

Report 139824 JUN 28, 2019

Pluta,Anna; Hazans,Mihails Disclosed

Aid Intensity and Firm Subsidiaries Reaction in Hungary (English)

This study examines whether firms react to changes in investment incentives provided by the government. The authors analyze firms’ location and investment choice in a Central Eastern European country, Hungary, based on subsidiary level administrative tax microdata. ... See More +

Report 139902 JUN 28, 2019

Varga,Zsuzsanna; Mosberger, Pálma Disclosed

Investment Responses to Tax Policy under Uncertainty (English)

How does economic uncertainty affect the impact of tax policy? To answer this question, we exploit a unique natural experiment, in which two very similar investment subsidies were implemented in the same country, two years apart: once during a period of economic stability, and once during a period of very high uncertainty. ... See More +

Report 139825 JUN 28, 2019

Albinowski,Maciej Adam; Guceri,Irem Disclosed

Moldova : Rekindling Economic Dynamism (English)

This current Country Economic Memorandum is intended to provide a comprehensive analysis of growthconstraints and recommendations. While it updates some aspects of these earlier studies, its main focus is on enterprise performance. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 138392 JUN 25, 2019

Disclosed

Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the European Commission for TF073323 (English)

Trust Fund Administrative Agreement JUN 18, 2019

LEGKL Disclosed

Indonesia Daily Economic Update (English)

This brief contains the economic highlights of Indonesia as of March 13, 2019. The government is preparing tax incentives for low carbon emission vehicles, as well as super tax deduction for firms boosting their research and development activities and vocational training. ... See More +

Brief 142832 MAR 13, 2019

Disclosed

Dominica - LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN- P129992- Third Phase Disaster Vuln.Reduction APL for Dominica - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP14554 NOV 15, 2018

Jossie Stephenson Disclosed

Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark for TF072864 (English)

Trust Fund Administrative Agreement NOV 15, 2018

LEGRL Disclosed

Morocco - MA-MSME Development (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR0021303 SEP 19, 2018

IEG Review Team Disclosed

Estimate of Revenue Foregone on Customs Duty in Bangladesh (English)

This note is a preliminary estimate of the revenue foregone under customs duty because of the various exemptions provided on imports. The estimates are intended as an input into the policy process that seeks to balance revenue raising measures, trade and tariff policy, and competitiveness. ... See More +

Policy Note 129700 AUG 29, 2018

Disclosed

Poland Structural Policies for Competitiveness : Position Paper Innovation Policy (English)

The purpose of this position paper is to: (i) assess key interventions in innovation policy indicated in the strategy for responsible development (SRD) endorsed in 2017, and (ii) identify and analyze areas that can result in the World Bank’s engagement with Polish authorities. ... See More +

Report 132500 AUG 01, 2018

De Rosa,Donato; Borowik,Iwona Maria; Skrok,Emilia; Marc,Lukasz Marek; Rodrigo,Delia; Kochan,Filip Piotr; Skwarczynska,Barbara Maria; Boratynska,Agnieszka; Iwanowski,Damian Disclosed

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Serbia’s New Growth Agenda - Country Economic Memorandum (English)
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MAR 26, 2020 147161 Report
A Practitioner’s Guide to Innovation Policy : Instruments to Build Firm Capabilities and Accelerate Technological Catch-Up in Developing Countries (Vol. 2) : Summary (English)
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FEB 01, 2020 145967 Publication
Funding the Sun : New Paradigms for Financing Off-Grid Solar Companies (English)
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FEB 01, 2020 146089 ESMAP Paper
Return on Investment of Public Support to SMEs and Innovation in Poland : Functional Analysis Technical Note : Return on Investment of Public Support to SMEs and Innovation in Poland - Functional Analysis Technical Note (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 147163 Report
Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of Corporate Tax Incentives : Methodological Approaches and Policy Considerations (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 146704 Working Paper
Uzbekistan - Public Expenditure Review (English)
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DEC 31, 2019 146409 Report Russian
Indonesia Daily Economic Update (English)
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AUG 21, 2019 142970 Brief
Women at Work : How Can Investment Incentives be Used to Enhance Economic Opportunities for Women? (English)
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JUL 10, 2019 WPS8935 Policy Research Working Paper
The Use of Corporate Tax Incentives : A Guidance Note and Experience from Poland, Hungary and Latvia (English)
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JUN 28, 2019 139826 Report
Tax Incentives to Encourage Corporate Investment in Latvia : Preliminary Version (English)
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JUN 28, 2019 139824 Report
Aid Intensity and Firm Subsidiaries Reaction in Hungary (English)
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JUN 28, 2019 139902 Report
Investment Responses to Tax Policy under Uncertainty (English)
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JUN 28, 2019 139825 Report
Moldova : Rekindling Economic Dynamism (English)
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JUN 25, 2019 138392 Country Economic Memorandum
Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the European Commission for TF073323 (English)
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JUN 18, 2019 Trust Fund Administrative Agreement
Indonesia Daily Economic Update (English)
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MAR 13, 2019 142832 Brief
Dominica - LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN- P129992- Third Phase Disaster Vuln.Reduction APL for Dominica - Procurement Plan (English)
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NOV 15, 2018 STEP14554 Procurement Plan
Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark for TF072864 (English)
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NOV 15, 2018 Trust Fund Administrative Agreement
Morocco - MA-MSME Development (English)
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SEP 19, 2018 ICRR0021303 Implementation Completion Report Review
Estimate of Revenue Foregone on Customs Duty in Bangladesh (English)
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AUG 29, 2018 129700 Policy Note
Poland Structural Policies for Competitiveness : Position Paper Innovation Policy (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 132500 Report