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Small firm death in developing countries (English)

Small firms are an important source of income for the poor in developing countries, and the target of many interventions designed to help them grow. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8236 NOV 07, 2017

Paffhausen,Anna Luisa; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Gender and enterprise development in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions (English)

Female participation in entrepreneurial activities is higher in Sub-Saharan Africa than in any other region. However, women-owned businesses significantly underperform those owned by men. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8239 NOV 07, 2017

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Gassier,Marine Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - Assistance Strategy for the period FY18-21 (English)

This document outlines the World Bank Group (WBG) Assistance Strategy for the West Bank and Gaza during FY18-21, developed jointly by the World Bank, IFC and MIGA. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 115201 NOV 06, 2017

Disclosed

Statement by H.E. Hadizatou Rosine Coulibaly/Sori at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by H.E. Hadizatou Rosine Coulibaly/Sori Minister of State for Planning and Development, at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 120490 OCT 14, 2017

Disclosed

Statement by H. E. Mohammaed Al-Jadaan at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. H. E. Mohammaed Al-Jadaan, Minister of Finance, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the 96th meeting of the development committee held on October 14, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 120506 OCT 14, 2017

Disclosed

Statement by Masatsugu Asakawa at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)

This is a statement Mr. Masatsugu Asakawa, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Japan at he 96th meeting of the development committee held on October 14, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 120504 OCT 14, 2017

Disclosed

Statement by The Honourable Bill Morneau at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 120495 OCT 07, 2017

Disclosed

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enterprise surveys : Cambodia country highlights 2016 (English)

The World Bank Group conducted face-to-face interviews with top managers and business owners of 373 enterprises in Cambodia from February 2016 through June 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 119222 JUN 26, 2017

Disclosed

On-the-job training : returns, barriers to provision, and policy implications (English)

Firms that provide on-the-job training do so when it is critical to their productivity—and when productivity is critical to their survival. This paper begins by confirming a significant and positive return from on-the-job training on wages and productivity, as well as the presence of positive externalities from on-the-job training, while discussing the methodological considerations at play. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8090 JUN 07, 2017

Saraf,Priyam Disclosed

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Small firm death in developing countries (English)
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NOV 07, 2017 WPS8236 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender and enterprise development in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions (English)
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NOV 07, 2017 WPS8239 Policy Research Working Paper
West Bank and Gaza - Assistance Strategy for the period FY18-21 (English)
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NOV 06, 2017 115201 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Statement by H.E. Hadizatou Rosine Coulibaly/Sori at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 14, 2017 120490 Board Report
Statement by H. E. Mohammaed Al-Jadaan at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 14, 2017 120506 Board Report
Statement by Masatsugu Asakawa at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 14, 2017 120504 Board Report
Statement by The Honourable Bill Morneau at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 07, 2017 120495 Board Report
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
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
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)
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
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
Georgia - Private Sector Competitiveness Development Policy Operation (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 114787 Program Document
Enterprise surveys : Cambodia country highlights 2016 (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 119222 Working Paper
On-the-job training : returns, barriers to provision, and policy implications (English)
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JUN 07, 2017 WPS8090 Policy Research Working Paper