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Kyrgyz Republic - Capacity Building in Public Procurement Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 122897 JAN 21, 2018

Disclosed

Structural reforms and firms' productivity : evidence from developing countries (English)

This paper assesses the effects of selected structural reforms on labor productivity growth for 37 developing countries over 2006-14. It combines newly constructed reform indexes using the International Monetary Fund's Monitoring of Fund Arrangements data set and firm-level productivity from the World Bank Enterprise Surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8308 JAN 18, 2018

Kouame,Wilfried Anicet Kouakou; Tapsoba,Sampawende J.-A. Disclosed

Insecurity and industrial organization : evidence from Afghanistan (English)

One-fifth of the world's population lives in countries affected by fragility, violence and conflict, impeding long-term economic growth. However, little is known about how firms respond to local changes in security, partly because of the difficulty of measuring firm activity in these settings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8301 JAN 17, 2018

Toomet,Ott; Herskowitz,Sylvan Rene; Scherer,Thomas; Blumenstock,Joshua Evan; Ghani,Tarek F.; Kapstein,Ethan B. Disclosed

Impact of phone reminders on survey response rates : evidence from a web-based survey in an international organization (English)

This research note investigates the impact of phone reminders on response rates in the context of a web-based survey in an international organization, the World Bank. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8305 JAN 17, 2018

Smets,Lode Disclosed

ICT adoption and wage inequality : evidence from Mexican firms (English)

This paper uses a panel of firms from the Mexican Economic Censuses and analyzes at the microeconomic level how labor markets adapt to the adoption of information and communication technologies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8298 JAN 09, 2018

Pereira Lopez,Mariana De La Paz; Iacovone,Leonardo Disclosed

Afghanistan - Public-Private Partnerships and Public Investment Advisory Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)

The development objective of Public-Private Partnerships and Public Investment Advisory Project for Afghanistan is to develop a pipeline of feasible private and publicly funded projects. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG3950 JAN 09, 2018

Disclosed

Micro-level analysis of Mexican retail markets and their response to changes in market structure and competition policies (English)

This paper develops the following price indicators to measure the relative efficiency (functioning) of markets: (a) price dispersion, (b) price volatility, and (c) price transmission (speed, completeness, and symmetry). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8294 JAN 08, 2018

Gonzalez,Alvaro S.; Iacovone,Leonardo; Sanchez Bayardo,Luis Fernando Disclosed

Tunisia - Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Development Project is to improve access to finance for micro, small and medium enterprises in Tunisia, including through enabling creditworthy MSMEs to maintain access to credit. ... See More +

Project Paper RES30695 JAN 05, 2018

Shah Sayed,Sajjad Ali Disclosed

Where were the directors? (English)

The purpose of this report is not to review the causes and potential consequences of the current situation but to explore the possibility that once again, in the world of publicly traded companies, boards of directors have let one down. ... See More +

Working Paper 122612 JAN 01, 2018

Beatty,David R. Disclosed

News and corporate governance : what Dow Jones and Reuters teach us about stewardship (English)

Corporate governance in the media faces an intractable problem. There is an important public interest in the integrity of news, which is the lifeblood of an open society. ... See More +

Working Paper 122614 JAN 01, 2018

Nordberg,Donald Disclosed

Private sector opinion - Governance scorecards as tools for breakthrough results (English)

The best governance framework does not guarantee acceptance and implementation if it is not applied by companies, analysts and investors. But with the appropriate tools, good governance can be successfully applied in most countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 122615 JAN 01, 2018

Estanislao,Jesus P. Disclosed

State ownership of financial institutions in Europe and Central Asia (English)

This paper introduces key findings from a new cross-country survey on state-owned financial institutions in Europe and Central Asia. It covers 41 such institutions operating in the region as of end 2016, and considers variables in the areas of mandates, instruments, performance, governance, and monitoring/evaluation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8288 DEC 20, 2017

Skamnelos,Ilias; Ferrari,Aurora; Mare,Davide Salvatore Disclosed

Are international banks different? evidence on bank performance and strategy (English)

This paper provides evidence on how bank performance and strategies vary with the degree of bank internationalization, using data for 113 countries over 2000-15. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8286 DEC 19, 2017

Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Huizinga,Harry P.; Bertay,Ata Can Disclosed

Bangladesh - Second Public Procurement Reform Project (English)

Ratings of Second Public Procurement Reform Project for Bangladesh were as follows: outcome was satisfactory, Bank performance was satisfactory, and monitoring and evaluation quality was substantial. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4177 DEC 19, 2017

Disclosed

Governance global practice : Latin America and the Caribbean - Regional study on the management, control, and recording of fixed assets (Spanish)

This report represents a series of studies on the status of the implementation of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards in the Latin America region. ... See More +

Working Paper 122106 DEC 18, 2017

000317039:Dmitri Gourfinkel:dgourfinkel@worldban; k.org; Gourfinkel,Dmitri Disclosed

Governance global practice : Latin America and the Caribbean - Regional study on the management, control, and recording of fixed assets (English)

This report represents a series of studies on the status of the implementation of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards in the Latin America region. ... See More +

Working Paper 122106 DEC 18, 2017

Gourfinkel,Dmitri Disclosed

How do multinationals report their economic, social, and environmental impacts? evidence from global reporting initiative data (English)

This paper examines the role of multinational enterprises in sustainability reporting. The study assesses how multinational enterprise status correlates with a company's average disclosure rate and probability of reporting on economic, labor and social, environmental, and governance indicators. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8274 DEC 13, 2017

Winkler,Deborah Elisabeth Disclosed

Man vs. machine in predicting successful entrepreneurs : evidence from a business plan competition in Nigeria (English)

This paper compares the relative performance of man and machine in being able to predict outcomes for entrants in a business plan competition in Nigeria. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8271 DEC 12, 2017

Mckenzie,David J.; Sansone,Dario Disclosed

Brazil - Strengthening Public Management and Integrated Territorial Development Project (English)

Ratings for the Strengthening Public Management and Integrated Territorial Development Project for Brazil were as follows: outcome was highly unsatisfactory, Bank performance was unsatisfactory, and monitoring and evaluation (M and E) quality was negligible. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3904 DEC 08, 2017

Disclosed

Implementing a business to government feedback mechanism in the Kyrgyz Republic to improve public-private dialogue and regulatory service delivery (English)

Businesses in the Kyrgyz Republic have long suffered from excessive inspections. Inspections coverage was high, often reaching ninety percent annually and inspectorates did not usually apply risk-based approaches when selecting businesses for visits. ... See More +

Working Paper 122187 DEC 01, 2017

Osavolyuk,Serhiy; Arynova,Syinat; Tetyora,Victoria Disclosed

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Kyrgyz Republic - Capacity Building in Public Procurement Project : procurement plan (English)
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JAN 21, 2018 122897 Procurement Plan
Structural reforms and firms' productivity : evidence from developing countries (English)
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JAN 18, 2018 WPS8308 Policy Research Working Paper
Insecurity and industrial organization : evidence from Afghanistan (English)
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JAN 17, 2018 WPS8301 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of phone reminders on survey response rates : evidence from a web-based survey in an international organization (English)
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JAN 17, 2018 WPS8305 Policy Research Working Paper
ICT adoption and wage inequality : evidence from Mexican firms (English)
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JAN 09, 2018 WPS8298 Policy Research Working Paper
Afghanistan - Public-Private Partnerships and Public Investment Advisory Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)
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JAN 09, 2018 SFG3950 Resettlement Plan
Micro-level analysis of Mexican retail markets and their response to changes in market structure and competition policies (English)
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JAN 08, 2018 WPS8294 Policy Research Working Paper
Tunisia - Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Project : restructuring (English)
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JAN 05, 2018 RES30695 Project Paper
Where were the directors? (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122612 Working Paper
News and corporate governance : what Dow Jones and Reuters teach us about stewardship (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122614 Working Paper
Private sector opinion - Governance scorecards as tools for breakthrough results (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122615 Working Paper
State ownership of financial institutions in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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DEC 20, 2017 WPS8288 Policy Research Working Paper
Are international banks different? evidence on bank performance and strategy (English)
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DEC 19, 2017 WPS8286 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh - Second Public Procurement Reform Project (English)
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DEC 19, 2017 ICR4177 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Governance global practice : Latin America and the Caribbean - Regional study on the management, control, and recording of fixed assets (Spanish)
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DEC 18, 2017 122106 Working Paper
Governance global practice : Latin America and the Caribbean - Regional study on the management, control, and recording of fixed assets (English)
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DEC 18, 2017 122106 Working Paper
How do multinationals report their economic, social, and environmental impacts? evidence from global reporting initiative data (English)
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DEC 13, 2017 WPS8274 Policy Research Working Paper
Man vs. machine in predicting successful entrepreneurs : evidence from a business plan competition in Nigeria (English)
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DEC 12, 2017 WPS8271 Policy Research Working Paper
Brazil - Strengthening Public Management and Integrated Territorial Development Project (English)
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DEC 08, 2017 ICR3904 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Implementing a business to government feedback mechanism in the Kyrgyz Republic to improve public-private dialogue and regulatory service delivery (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 122187 Working Paper