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Business practices in small firms in developing countries (English)

Management has a large effect on the productivity of large firms. But does management matter in micro and small firms, where the majority of the labor force in developing countries works? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7405 AUG 27, 2015

Mckenzie,David J.; Woodruff,Christopher M.

The middle-income trap turns ten (English)

Since we introduced the term “middle-income trap” in 2006, it has become popular among policy makers and researchers. In May 2015, a search of Google Scholar returned more than 3,000 articles including the term and about 300 articles with the term in the title. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7403 AUG 26, 2015

Gill,Indermit S.; Kharas,Homi

Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Public Sector Modernization Project III - P149913 (English)

Project Information Document PIDA32957 AUG 25, 2015

De Silva,K. Migara O.

Cote dIvoire – West Africa Agricultural Productivity Project : procurement Plan (English)

Aide Memoire 99053 AUG 23, 2015

Iraq - First Fiscal Stabilization and Inclusive Growth Programmatic Development Policy Loan Project (English)

Program Information Document AB7758 AUG 21, 2015

Arabic

Export promotion and firm entry into and survival in export markets (English)

Surveys of export promotion agencies suggest that that they tend to focus on helping firms become exporters as a means to stimulate aggregate export growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7400 AUG 19, 2015

Lederman,Daniel; Olarreaga,Marcelo; Zavala,Lucas

The pulse of public opinion : using Twitter data to analyze public perception of reform in El Salvador (English)

This study uses Twitter data to provide a more nuanced understanding of the public reaction to the 2011 reform to the propane gas subsidy in El Salvador. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7399 AUG 19, 2015

Seabold,Skipper; Rutherford,Alex; De Backer,Olivia; Coppola,Andrea

Nowcasting prices using Google trends : an application to Central America (English)

The objective of this study is to assess the possibility of using Internet search keyword data for forecasting price series in Central America, focusing on Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Honduras. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7398 AUG 19, 2015

Seabold,Skipper; Coppola,Andrea

Kosovo - Education System Improvement Project (English)

The objective of the Education System Improvement Project for Kosovo is to strengthen selected systems that contribute to quality, accountability, and efficiency improvements in education in the Republic of Kosovo. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1015 AUG 19, 2015

Preferences, purchasing power parity, and inequality : analytical framework, propositions, and empirical evidence (English)

This paper makes analytical, methodological and empirical contributions to the literature on purchasing power parity. Purchasing power parities are required in a host of cross-country welfare comparisons, such as poverty rates and gross domestic product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7395 AUG 18, 2015

Majumder,Amita; Ray,Ranjan; Santra,Sattwik

India - Maharashtra Agriculture Competitiveness Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 98887 AUG 17, 2015

Seychelles - Sustaining Reforms for Inclusive Growth Project (English)

Program Information Document 98882 AUG 13, 2015

Identifying and spurring high-growth entrepreneurship : experimental evidence from a business plan competition (English)

Almost all firms in developing countries have fewer than 10 workers, with the modal firm consisting of just the owner. Are there potential high-growth entrepreneurs with the ability to grow their firms beyond this size? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7391 AUG 12, 2015

Mckenzie,David J.

Impact of property rights reform to support China’s rural-urban integration : village-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment (English)

As part of a national experiment, in 2008 Chengdu prefecture implemented ambitious property rights reforms, including complete registration of all land together with measures to ease transferability and eliminate labor market restrictions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7389 AUG 11, 2015

Deininger,Klaus W.; Jin,Songqing; Liu,Shouying; Shao,Ting; Xia,Fang

Cote d’Ivoire - Obsolete Pesticides Management Project (English)

The development objective of the Obsolete Pesticides Management Project for Cote d’Ivoire is to improve the management of obsolete pesticides and associated wastes in Cote dIvoire by the government and other stakeholders. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1037 AUG 07, 2015

Should Latin America save more to grow faster ? (English)

Latin America’s historically low saving rates and sub-par growth performance raise the question of whether the region should save more to grow faster. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7386 AUG 06, 2015

De La Torre,Augusto; Ize,Alain

Distributional impacts of energy cross-subsidization in transition economies : evidence from Belarus (English)

Subsidies and cross-subsidies in the energy sector are common throughout Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In Belarus, revenues from an industrial tariff on electricity are used to cross-subsidize heating for households. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7385 AUG 06, 2015

Grainger,Corbett Alden; Zhang,Fan; Schreiber,Andrew William

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Business practices in small firms in developing countries (English)
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AUG 27, 2015 WPS7405 Policy Research Working Paper
The middle-income trap turns ten (English)
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AUG 26, 2015 WPS7403 Policy Research Working Paper
Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Public Sector Modernization Project III - P149913 (English)
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AUG 25, 2015 PIDA32957 Project Information Document
Cote dIvoire – West Africa Agricultural Productivity Project : procurement Plan (English)
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AUG 23, 2015 99053 Aide Memoire
Iraq - First Fiscal Stabilization and Inclusive Growth Programmatic Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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AUG 21, 2015 AB7758 Program Information Document Arabic
Export promotion and firm entry into and survival in export markets (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 WPS7400 Policy Research Working Paper
The pulse of public opinion : using Twitter data to analyze public perception of reform in El Salvador (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 WPS7399 Policy Research Working Paper
Nowcasting prices using Google trends : an application to Central America (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 WPS7398 Policy Research Working Paper
Kosovo - Education System Improvement Project (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 PAD1015 Project Appraisal Document
Vietnam - Managing Natural Hazards Project : procurement plan : Việt Nam - Quản Lý Dự án Tự Nhiên Nguy Hiểm : kế hoạch đấu thầu (Vietnamese,English)
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AUG 19, 2015 99176 Procurement Plan
Preferences, purchasing power parity, and inequality : analytical framework, propositions, and empirical evidence (English)
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AUG 18, 2015 WPS7395 Policy Research Working Paper
Kyrgyz Republic - Capacity Building in Public Financial Management Project : procurement plan (Russian,English)
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AUG 18, 2015 98914 Procurement Plan
India - Maharashtra Agriculture Competitiveness Project : procurement plan (English)
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AUG 17, 2015 98887 Procurement Plan
Seychelles - Sustaining Reforms for Inclusive Growth Project (English)
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AUG 13, 2015 98882 Program Information Document
Identifying and spurring high-growth entrepreneurship : experimental evidence from a business plan competition (English)
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AUG 12, 2015 WPS7391 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of property rights reform to support China’s rural-urban integration : village-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment (English)
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AUG 11, 2015 WPS7389 Policy Research Working Paper
Board standing committees membership : term of membership - November 1, 2014 thru October 31, 2016 (English)
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AUG 11, 2015 98802 Board Report
Cote d’Ivoire - Obsolete Pesticides Management Project (English)
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AUG 07, 2015 PAD1037 Project Appraisal Document
Should Latin America save more to grow faster ? (English)
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AUG 06, 2015 WPS7386 Policy Research Working Paper
Distributional impacts of energy cross-subsidization in transition economies : evidence from Belarus (English)
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AUG 06, 2015 WPS7385 Policy Research Working Paper