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South Asia's turn : policies to boost competitiveness and create the next export powerhouse : Main report (English)

South Asia has a huge need to create more and better jobs for a growing population – especially in the manufacturing industries where it is underperforming as compared to East Asia. ... See More +

Publication 115406 MAY 30, 2017

Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Medvedev,Denis; Palmade,Vincent Disclosed

Tunisia - Business Environment and Entrepreneurship Development Policy Loan Project (English)

The development objective of the Business Environment and Entrepreneurship Development Policy Loan Project for Tunisia is to improve the business environment, and (ii) support entrepreneurship and deepen access to finance. ... See More +

Program Document 106348 MAY 09, 2017

Disclosed

Georgia - Empowering Poor Communities and Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Georgia Tourism Sector Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 13) : Arranging picnic spot for tourists in Tskaltubo central park (English)

The development objective of the Empowering Poor Communities and Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Georgia Tourism Sector Project for Georgia is to generate employment and increase household incomes for poor and vulnerable communities in the Kakheti and Imereti regions by supporting them to: (i) start and grow micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in the tourism sector, and (ii) implement small works for the conservation and maintenance of cultural heritage sites. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3426 FEB 01, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

SME business solutions : Case study - TBC Bank’s non-financial services strengthen georgian SME clients (English)

In 2012 TBC Bank, one of the stronger commercial banks in Georgia, recognized that the Small and medium enterprise (SME) sector – one of the most dynamic and fast growing components of the country’s economy – was important for its long-term success. ... See More +

Working Paper 115722 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Cabo Verde - State Owned Enterprise Reform Program (English)

Program Information Document PIDC94450 OCT 20, 2016

Hansen,Kjetil Disclosed

India - Financing Energy Efficiency at MSMEs Project : additional financing (English)

The Development Objective of the Additional Financing for Financing Energy Efficiency at MSMEs Project is to increase demand for energy efficiency investments in target micro, small and medium enterprise clusters and to build their capacity to access commercial finance. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1754 OCT 12, 2016

Disclosed

Deepening without broadening ? jobs in Ghana's private sector (English)

Creating productive jobs is one of the greatest challenges in Ghana. This paper looks at job creation and its relationship with firm productivity and the quality of jobs among registered firms in the Ghanaian private sector, based on the 2013 World Bank Enterprise Survey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7835 SEP 27, 2016

Francis,David C.; Honorati,Maddalena Disclosed

Women-owned SMEs in Indonesia : a golden opportunity for local financial institutions : UKM yang dimiliki wanita di Indonesia : kesempatan emas untuk institusi keuangan lokal (Bahasa (Indonesian))

Indonesia, a member of the G20 since 2008, has become one of the largest economies worldwide with the promise of substantial growth potential in the coming decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 109534 MAR 01, 2016

Japhta,Rubin; Murthy,Prashant; Fahmi,Yopie; Marina,Anastassiya; Gupta,Aarti (Editor) English Disclosed

Building Kuwait’s future, one small enterprise at a time (English)

The number of Small-to-Medium enterprises (SMEs) in Kuwait is high, particularly in retail and non-financial services, but their overall contribution to the economy is marginal. ... See More +

Brief 103713 MAR 01, 2016

Karasapan,Omer M.; Volk,Mark Disclosed

A survey of SME accounting and reporting practices in Austria (English)

This report gives an overview of the key results from the analysis of the data collected in a survey conducted in October and November 2012 by the Austrian Institute for small and medium enterprise (SME) research on behalf of the World Bank center for financial reporting reform (CFRR). ... See More +

Working Paper 105672 JAN 01, 2016

Lindner,Bernhard; Hoelzl, Kerstin Disclosed

Informal firms in Myanmar (English)

Using survey data on informal firms in Myanmar, a number of issues related to firm-size,productivity, business environment, gender disparity and registration costs and benefits arediscussed. ... See More +

Brief 119221 JAN 01, 2016

Amin,Mohammad Disclosed

Kazakhstan - Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME) Competitiveness Project : Implementation support mission - September 15 to 18, 2015 (Russian)

Aide Memoire 102028 SEP 18, 2015

English Disclosed

Cote d'Ivoire - Small and Medium Enterprise Revitalization and Governance Project (English)

Ratings for the Small and Medium Enterprise Revitalization and Governance Project for Cote d'Ivoire were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3403 JUN 30, 2015

Disclosed

Papua New Guinea - Small and Medium Enterprise Access to Finance Project : providing access to finance for small and medium enterprises (English)

The Government of Papua New Guinea aims to increase the size and economic contribution of the domestic private sector consisting mainly of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), with a focus on generating employment. ... See More +

Brief 93516 JAN 01, 2015

Chen, Nancy Disclosed

Uganda - Private Sector Competitiveness II (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14300 APR 29, 2014

Disclosed

Republic of Congo - Support to Economic Diversification Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Support to Economic Diversification Project for Republic of Congo is to promote private sector growth and investment in the non-oil sectors in the Republic of Congo. ... See More +

Project Paper RES11423 JAN 28, 2014

Disclosed

Gabon - Investment Promotion Competitiveness Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (environmental and social management framework) (French)

The Investment Promotion and Competitiveness (PPIC) project’s goal is to contribute to the improvement of the investment climate and strengthen business development. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4418 DEC 01, 2013

Disclosed

Global financial development report 2014 : financial inclusion (English)

Financial inclusion, defined as the proportion of individuals and firms that use financial services, has become a subject of considerable interest among policy makers, researchers, and other stakeholders. ... See More +

Publication 82556 NOV 06, 2013

Disclosed

Access to credit among micro, small, and medium enterprises (English)

In 2010, IFC conducted a study to estimate the number of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the world, and to determine the degree of access to credit and use of deposit accounts for formal and informal MSMEs. ... See More +

Working Paper 94916 AUG 01, 2013

Alper, Oya; Hommes, Martin Disclosed

Competitive small and medium enterprises : a diagnostic to help design smart SME policy (English)

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for a lion's share of the enterprises in most economies and are also thought to be an engine of new growth and innovation. ... See More +

Knowledge Economy Study 82516 MAY 01, 2013

Tewari, Parth S.; Skilling, David; Kumar, Pranav; Wu, Zack Disclosed

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South Asia's turn : policies to boost competitiveness and create the next export powerhouse : Main report (English)
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MAY 30, 2017 115406 Publication
Tunisia - Business Environment and Entrepreneurship Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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MAY 09, 2017 106348 Program Document
Georgia - Empowering Poor Communities and Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Georgia Tourism Sector Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 13) : Arranging picnic spot for tourists in Tskaltubo central park (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 SFG3426 Environmental Assessment
SME business solutions : Case study - TBC Bank’s non-financial services strengthen georgian SME clients (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115722 Working Paper
Cabo Verde - State Owned Enterprise Reform Program (English)
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OCT 20, 2016 PIDC94450 Program Information Document
India - Financing Energy Efficiency at MSMEs Project : additional financing (English)
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OCT 12, 2016 PAD1754 Project Paper
Deepening without broadening ? jobs in Ghana's private sector (English)
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SEP 27, 2016 WPS7835 Policy Research Working Paper
Women-owned SMEs in Indonesia : a golden opportunity for local financial institutions : UKM yang dimiliki wanita di Indonesia : kesempatan emas untuk institusi keuangan lokal (Bahasa (Indonesian))
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MAR 01, 2016 109534 Working Paper English
Building Kuwait’s future, one small enterprise at a time (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 103713 Brief
A survey of SME accounting and reporting practices in Austria (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 105672 Working Paper
Informal firms in Myanmar (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 119221 Brief
Kazakhstan - Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME) Competitiveness Project : Implementation support mission - September 15 to 18, 2015 (Russian)
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SEP 18, 2015 102028 Aide Memoire English
Cote d'Ivoire - Small and Medium Enterprise Revitalization and Governance Project (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 ICR3403 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Papua New Guinea - Small and Medium Enterprise Access to Finance Project : providing access to finance for small and medium enterprises (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93516 Brief
Uganda - Private Sector Competitiveness II (English)
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APR 29, 2014 ICRR14300 Implementation Completion Report Review
Republic of Congo - Support to Economic Diversification Project : restructuring (English)
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JAN 28, 2014 RES11423 Project Paper
Gabon - Investment Promotion Competitiveness Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (environmental and social management framework) (French)
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DEC 01, 2013 E4418 Environmental Assessment
Global financial development report 2014 : financial inclusion (English)
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NOV 06, 2013 82556 Publication
Access to credit among micro, small, and medium enterprises (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 94916 Working Paper
Competitive small and medium enterprises : a diagnostic to help design smart SME policy (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 82516 Knowledge Economy Study