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Serbia - Public Sector RightSizing and Restructuring Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 119042 AUG 17, 2017

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Online exports and the wage gap (English)

The development of the Internet is often seen as a source of demand for skilled workers and therefore a potential driver of the wage gap between skilled and unskilled workers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8160 AUG 07, 2017

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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 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

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Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project (Arabic)

This program document for the Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project has four pillars as follows : (i) Pillar A - Improve access to finance for small and young enterprises; (ii) Pillar B - Strengthen capital markets by improving the institutional framework and broadening the range of instruments; (iii) Pillar C - Improve the financial sustainability of the Caisse Marocaine des Retraites; and (iv) Pillar D - Strengthen oversight of the banking sector. ... See More +

Program Document 114404 JUL 19, 2017

Disclosed

Democratic Republic of Congo - Establishing Capacity for Core Public Management Project (English)

Ratings for the Establishing Capacity for Core Public Management Project for Democratic Republic of Congo were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was substantial, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4032 JUL 15, 2017

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 : Acutalidade económica de Moçambique: uma economia a duas velocidades (Portuguese)

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 English 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

Fostering competition in the Philippines : the challenge of restrictive regulations (English)

The objective of this report is to identify existing regulatory restraints to competition in key sectors as well as economy-wide as an input to design an effective competition policy for the Philippines. ... See More +

Working Paper 117356 JUN 30, 2017

000445051:Roberto Martin Nolan Galang:rgalang@if; c.org; Disclosed

Bangladesh and Nepal - Adaptable Program Loan (APL) on Strengthening Regional Cooperation For Wildlife Protection in Asia (English)

Ratings for the Adaptable Program Loan (APL) on Strengthening Regional Cooperation For Wildlife Protection in Asia for Bangladesh and Nepal were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4038 JUN 29, 2017

Disclosed

Bangladesh - Digitizing Implementation Monitoring and Public Procurement Project (English)

The development objective of the Digitizing Implementation Monitoring and Public Procurement Project for Bangladesh is to improve public procurement performance and enhance capacity for implementation monitoring of development programs/projects. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2371 JUN 29, 2017

Disclosed

Argentina - Assessment of capital market mechanisms for financing of SMEs (English)

This document has the purpose of identifying and describing actions that could aid in facilitating the financing of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through instruments channeled via the capital markets. ... See More +

Working Paper 117055 JUN 28, 2017

.org;; 000012349:John Daniel Pollner:jpollner@worldbank Disclosed

Argentina - Capital market financing for infrastructure (English)

Argentina’s improved sovereign credit rating has helped to spur the recent sub-sovereign and corporate bond issues. In early April 2016, Standard & Poor’s upgraded Argentina’s sovereign ratings for local and foreign currency debt to B from B-. ... See More +

Working Paper 117054 JUN 28, 2017

.org;; 000012349:John Daniel Pollner:jpollner@worldbank 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

Afghanistan - New Market Development Project : additional financing - environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The Afghanistan New Market Development Project- Additional Financing (ANMD-AF) is an extension of the parent ANMDP that was launched as a pilot project in 2011 with the overall objective of transforming Afghanistan's major cities into strategic hubs of economic growth by supporting private sector development and attracting investments. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3453 JUN 27, 2017

Kpundeh,Sydnella E. 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

Colombia – Business Productivity and Efficiency Development Policy Loans I-III (English)

Ratings for Business Productivity and Efficiency Development Policy Loans I-III were as follows: Outcome was moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Project Performance Assessment Report 110740 JUN 26, 2017

Disclosed

Myanmar - Performance and learning review : information notice (English)

Information Notice 116545 JUN 23, 2017

Disclosed

IEG review of results and performance of the World Bank Group 2017 : with a special focus on environmental sustainability – concept note (English)

Results and Performance of the World Bank Group (RAP) is the annual review of what IEG evaluations reveal about the effectiveness of the World Bank Group (WBG), which includes IBRD/IDA, IFC, and MIGA, in addressing development challenges. ... See More +

Board Report 117720 JUN 23, 2017

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Serbia - Public Sector RightSizing and Restructuring Project : procurement plan (English)
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AUG 17, 2017 119042 Procurement Plan
Online exports and the wage gap (English)
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AUG 07, 2017 WPS8160 Policy Research 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
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
Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project (Arabic)
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JUL 19, 2017 114404 Program Document
Democratic Republic of Congo - Establishing Capacity for Core Public Management Project (English)
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JUL 15, 2017 ICR4032 Implementation Completion and Results Report
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 : Acutalidade económica de Moçambique: uma economia a duas velocidades (Portuguese)
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JUL 01, 2017 117784 Working Paper English
Mozambique economic update : a two speed economy (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117784 Working Paper Portuguese
Fostering competition in the Philippines : the challenge of restrictive regulations (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 117356 Working Paper
Bangladesh and Nepal - Adaptable Program Loan (APL) on Strengthening Regional Cooperation For Wildlife Protection in Asia (English)
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JUN 29, 2017 ICR4038 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Bangladesh - Digitizing Implementation Monitoring and Public Procurement Project (English)
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JUN 29, 2017 PAD2371 Project Appraisal Document
Argentina - Assessment of capital market mechanisms for financing of SMEs (English)
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JUN 28, 2017 117055 Working Paper
Argentina - Capital market financing for infrastructure (English)
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JUN 28, 2017 117054 Working Paper
Uzbekistan - Second Phase of the Rural Enterprise Support Project (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 ICR4167 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Afghanistan - New Market Development Project : additional financing - environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 SFG3453 Environmental Assessment
Georgia - Private Sector Competitiveness Development Policy Operation (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 114787 Program Document
Colombia – Business Productivity and Efficiency Development Policy Loans I-III (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 110740 Project Performance Assessment Report
Myanmar - Performance and learning review : information notice (English)
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JUN 23, 2017 116545 Information Notice
IEG review of results and performance of the World Bank Group 2017 : with a special focus on environmental sustainability – concept note (English)
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JUN 23, 2017 117720 Board Report