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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

Achieving full and effective corporatization of port authorities: reform models from global experience (English)

Port corporatization has become the model of choice for countries that have been reluctant to entirely privatize their port authorities. Today, the most commonly pursued route for port governance reform embraces the concept of an autonomous, government-owned port authority with terminal operations under private companies. ... See More +

Brief 120581 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Measuring the effectiveness of service delivery : delivery of government provided goods and services in India (English)

This paper uses new survey data to measure the government's capacity to deliver goods and services in a manner that includes: high coverage of the population; equal access; and high quality of service delivery. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8207 SEP 27, 2017

Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Klapper,Leora; Prasad,Neeraj Disclosed

Making it easier to apply for a bank account: a study of the Indian market (English)

This paper draws on new individual-level survey data from India to study the costs of opening an account and the efficiency of the account application process. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8205 SEP 26, 2017

Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Klapper,Leora; Ansar,Saniya; Jagati,Aditya Disclosed

Regulatory constraints to agricultural productivity (English)

The economic thinking around the role of agriculture for development has evolved since the 1950s. Over the past decades, the agriculture sector has been rediscovered as a sector with great potential for triggering growth, reducing poverty and inequality, providing food security, and delivering environmental services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8199 SEP 20, 2017

Divanbeigi,Raian; Saliola,Federica Disclosed

Belarus - Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Access to Finance Project (English)

The objective of the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Access to Finance Project is to improve access to finance for private MSMEs and enhance governance and the institutional capacity of the Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1219 SEP 07, 2017

Disclosed

Increasing Agribusiness Growth in Bhutan (English)

The policy note assesses Bhutan's agribusiness sector and recommends steps the Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) might consider to increase the sector's growth. ... See More +

Policy Note 120138 SEP 01, 2017

Keturakis,Ed; Dawes,Winston; Jones,Maria Ruth; Lapres,Blair Edward; Ronchi,Loraine; Santini,Massimiliano 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

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

Procurement Plan 119042 AUG 17, 2017

Disclosed

Ukraine - District Heating Regulatory Reform Support Program Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 119558 AUG 17, 2017

Disclosed

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

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

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

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 : 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

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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
Achieving full and effective corporatization of port authorities: reform models from global experience (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120581 Brief
Measuring the effectiveness of service delivery : delivery of government provided goods and services in India (English)
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SEP 27, 2017 WPS8207 Policy Research Working Paper
Making it easier to apply for a bank account: a study of the Indian market (English)
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SEP 26, 2017 WPS8205 Policy Research Working Paper
Regulatory constraints to agricultural productivity (English)
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SEP 20, 2017 WPS8199 Policy Research Working Paper
Belarus - Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Access to Finance Project (English)
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SEP 07, 2017 PAD1219 Project Appraisal Document
Increasing Agribusiness Growth in Bhutan (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 120138 Policy Note
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)
Serbia - Public Sector Right Sizing and Restructuring Project : procurement plan (English)
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AUG 17, 2017 119042 Procurement Plan
Ukraine - District Heating Regulatory Reform Support Program Project : procurement plan (English)
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AUG 17, 2017 119558 Procurement Plan
Online exports and the wage gap (English)
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AUG 07, 2017 WPS8160 Policy Research 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
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
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
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)
See More +
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