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Private equity and venture capital in smes in developing countries : the role for technical assistance (English)

This paper discusses the constraints for private equity financing of small and medium enterprises in developing economies. In addition to capital, private equity investors bring knowledge and expertise to the companies in which they invest. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6827 APR 01, 2014

Divakaran, Shanthi; McGinnis, Patrick J.; Shariff, Masood

India - Madhya Pradesh Water Sector Restructuring Project : procurement plan for civil works (English)

Procurement Plan 86282 MAR 27, 2014

IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in the poorest countries (English)

IFC is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) financing gap, collaborating with 129 financial institutions (FIs) across 39 International Development Association (IDA) countries. ... See More +

Brief 86280 MAR 06, 2014

Hommes, Martin; Sorokina, Aksinya

Financial constraints, working capital and the dynamic behavior of the firm (English)

Financial constraints are widespread in developing countries, where even short-term credit is limited. Finance held by firms as working capital is a substantial proportion of sales revenue, yet the role of working capital is largely neglected by existing models of financial constraints. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6797 MAR 01, 2014

Chan, Rosanna

Foreign direct investment flows into Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) Foreign direct investment (FDI) remains one of the most important forms of cross-border capital flow into developing countries. ... See More +

Brief 86060 MAR 01, 2014

French

Foreign direct investment flows into Sub-Saharan Africa : Flux d'investissements directs étrangers en Afrique subsaharienne (French)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) Foreign direct investment (FDI) remains one of the most important forms of cross-border capital flow into developing countries. ... See More +

Brief 86060 MAR 01, 2014

English

Estimating the economic opportunity cost of capital for public investment projects : an empirical analysis of the Mexican case (English)

This paper offers an assessment of the methodologies employed to estimate the economic opportunity cost of capital for public sector projects, relying on the Mexican case for an applied empirical exercise. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6816 MAR 01, 2014

Coppola, Andrea; Fernholz, Fernando; Glenday, Graham

All in the family : state capture in Tunisia (English)

This paper examines the relationship between regulation and the business interests of President Ben Ali and his family, using firm-level data from Tunisia for 1994-2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6810 MAR 01, 2014

Rijkers, Bob; Freund, Caroline; Nucifora, Antonio

Convergence to the managerial frontier (English)

Using detailed survey data on management practices, this paper uses recent advances in unconditional quantile analysis to study the changes in the within country distribution of management quality associated with country convergence to the managerial frontier. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6822 MAR 01, 2014

Maloney, William F.; Sarrias, Mauricio

Kyrgyz Republic - Health and Social Protection Swap Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 86102 FEB 25, 2014

World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)

This report contains the World Bank Group Boards' calendar for the period February - April 2014, specifying the Boards' engagements, such as meetings and briefings, for the aforementioned time period. ... See More +

Board Report 84806 FEB 17, 2014

Gabon - Investment Promotion and Competitiveness Project (English)

The objectives of the Investment Promotion and Competitiveness Project for Gabon are to contribute to the improvement of the investment climate and to foster enterprise development in the Borrower's territory. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD716 FEB 12, 2014

Vietnam - Road Asset Management Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 85910 FEB 10, 2014

Measuring the impact of debt-financed public investment (English)

While debt-financed productive public investment raises a country’s debt ratios in the short run, it can also generate higher growth, revenues, and exports, leading over time to lower debt ratios. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6766 FEB 01, 2014

Cavalcanti, Carlos B.; Marrero, Gustavo A.; Le, Tuan Minh

Sovereign wealth funds and long-term development finance : risks and opportunities (English)

Sovereign wealth funds represent a large and growing pool of savings. An increasing number of these funds are owned by natural resource–exporting countries and have a variety of objectives, including intergenerational equity and macroeconomic stabilization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6776 FEB 01, 2014

Gelb, Alan; Tordo, Silvana; Halland, Havard; Arfaa, Noora; Smith, Gregory

"Crowding in" and the returns to government investment in low-income countries (English)

This paper estimates the effect of government investment on private investment in a sample of 39 low-income countries. Fluctuations in a predetermined component of disbursements on loans from official creditors to developing country governments are used as an instrument for fluctuations in public investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6781 FEB 01, 2014

Eden, Maya; Kraay, Aart

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Private equity and venture capital in smes in developing countries : the role for technical assistance (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6827 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Madhya Pradesh Water Sector Restructuring Project : procurement plan for civil works (English)
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MAR 27, 2014 86282 Procurement Plan
Minutes of meetings of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA, and the Board of Directors of IFC and the Board of Directors of MIGA, held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 : Minutes of meetings of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA, and the Board of Directors of IFC and MIGA, held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 (English)
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MAR 13, 2014 86215 Minutes
Rwanda - Additional Financing for the Second Emergency Demobilization and Reintegration Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 12, 2014 86014 Procurement Plan
Rwanda - Additional Financing for the Second Emergency Demobilization and Reintegration Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 12, 2014 86015 Procurement Plan
Rwanda - Electricity Access Scale-Up and Sector Wide Approach Development Project (EASSDP) : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 12, 2014 86012 Procurement Plan
IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in the poorest countries (English)
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MAR 06, 2014 86280 Brief
Financial constraints, working capital and the dynamic behavior of the firm (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6797 Policy Research Working Paper
Foreign direct investment flows into Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86060 Brief French
Foreign direct investment flows into Sub-Saharan Africa : Flux d'investissements directs étrangers en Afrique subsaharienne (French)
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MAR 01, 2014 86060 Brief English
Estimating the economic opportunity cost of capital for public investment projects : an empirical analysis of the Mexican case (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6816 Policy Research Working Paper
All in the family : state capture in Tunisia (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6810 Policy Research Working Paper
Convergence to the managerial frontier (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6822 Policy Research Working Paper
Kyrgyz Republic - Health and Social Protection Swap Project : procurement plan (English)
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FEB 25, 2014 86102 Procurement Plan
World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)
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FEB 17, 2014 84806 Board Report
Gabon - Investment Promotion and Competitiveness Project (English)
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FEB 12, 2014 PAD716 Project Appraisal Document
Vietnam - Road Asset Management Project : procurement plan (English)
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FEB 10, 2014 85910 Procurement Plan
Measuring the impact of debt-financed public investment (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6766 Policy Research Working Paper
Sovereign wealth funds and long-term development finance : risks and opportunities (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6776 Policy Research Working Paper
"Crowding in" and the returns to government investment in low-income countries (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6781 Policy Research Working Paper