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Are large firms born or made ? evidence from developing countries (English)

This paper uses survey data from 120 developing countries to compare the role of institutions with firm characteristics at the time of creation of the firm in explaining the size, growth, and productivity of firms over their lifecycle. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7406 AUG 27, 2015

Ayyagari,Meghana; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Maksimovic,Vojislav

Sustaining employment and wage gains in Brazil : a skills and jobs agenda (English)

Improved labor market outcomes have been the main driver of reductions in poverty and inequality. Continued progress in employment and labor earnings will depend on achieving a first critical goal: raising labor productivity. ... See More +

Publication 99182 AUG 26, 2015

Silva,Joana C. G.; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Strokova,Victoria

Madagascar - Systematic country diagnostic (English)

This document is hence organized not around the three types of challenges, but around five themes of governance, public finance issues, private sector-led economy, poverty and environment, and human capital, all crucial to achieving faster, more inclusive and sustainable growth. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 99197 AUG 25, 2015

Cambodia - Second Health Sector Support Program Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 99195 AUG 24, 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

Public good provision in Indian rural areas : the returns to collective action by microfinance groups (English)

Self-help groups (SHGs) are the most common form of microfinance in India. The authors provide evidence that SHGs, composed of women only, undertake collective actions for the provision of public goods within village communities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7397 AUG 19, 2015

Casini,Paolo; Vandewalle,Lore; Wahhaj,Zaki

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

Nicaragua - Greater Managua Water and Sanitation Project (English)

Ratings for the Greater Managua Water and Sanitation Project for Nicaragua were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3467 AUG 17, 2015

India - Andhra Pradesh Road Sector Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 98888 AUG 17, 2015

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

Procurement Plan 98887 AUG 17, 2015

World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)

This report contains the World Bank Group Boards calendar for the period of August to October 2015, specifying the Boards engagements, such as meetings and briefings. ... See More +

Board Report 98895 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.

Pakistan - FATA Temporarily Displaced Persons Emergency Recovery Project (English)

The development objective of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) Emergency Recovery Project for Pakistan is to support the early recovery of families affected by the militancy crisis, promote child health, and strengthen emergency response safety net delivery systems in the affected areas of FATA. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1345 AUG 12, 2015

Depreciations without exports ? global value chains and the exchange rate elasticity of exports (English)

This paper analyzes how the exchange rate elasticity of exports has changed over time and across countries and sectors, and how the formation of global value chains has affected this relationship. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7390 AUG 11, 2015

Ahmed,Swarnali; Appendino,Maximiliano Andres; Ruta,Michele

Impact of property rights reform to support China’s rural-urban integration : household-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 migration restrictions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7388 AUG 11, 2015

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

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Are large firms born or made ? evidence from developing countries (English)
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AUG 27, 2015 WPS7406 Policy Research Working Paper
Sustaining employment and wage gains in Brazil : a skills and jobs agenda (English)
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AUG 26, 2015 99182 Publication
Madagascar - Systematic country diagnostic (English)
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AUG 25, 2015 99197 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Cambodia - Second Health Sector Support Program Project : procurement plan (English)
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AUG 24, 2015 99195 Procurement Plan
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
Public good provision in Indian rural areas : the returns to collective action by microfinance groups (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 WPS7397 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Nicaragua - Greater Managua Water and Sanitation Project (English)
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AUG 17, 2015 ICR3467 Implementation Completion and Results Report
India - Andhra Pradesh Road Sector Project : procurement plan (English)
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AUG 17, 2015 98888 Procurement Plan
India - Maharashtra Agriculture Competitiveness Project : procurement plan (English)
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AUG 17, 2015 98887 Procurement Plan
World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)
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AUG 17, 2015 98895 Board Report
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
Pakistan - FATA Temporarily Displaced Persons Emergency Recovery Project (English)
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AUG 12, 2015 PAD1345 Project Appraisal Document
Depreciations without exports ? global value chains and the exchange rate elasticity of exports (English)
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AUG 11, 2015 WPS7390 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of property rights reform to support China’s rural-urban integration : household-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment (English)
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AUG 11, 2015 WPS7388 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