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Ghana - Public Financial Management Reform Project (English)

The project development objective for the Public Financial Management Reform Project is to improve the budget management, financial control and reporting of the Government of Ghana. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1373 APR 23, 2015

Making it easier for women in Malawi to formalize their firms and access financial services (English)

The global rate of informal firms is high, especially for those that are women-owned and in the poorest countries, despite 149 economies implementing 368 reforms to simplify the registration process in a recent ten-year period. ... See More +

Brief 95656 MAR 01, 2015

Campos, Francisco; Goldstein, Markus; McKenzie, David

Papua New Guinea - Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC) : accounting and auditing module (English)

The main purpose of the Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes, Accounting and Auditing (ROSC AA) review exercise, conducted at the request of the Government of Papua New Guinea, is to propose policy recommendations that will strengthen the institutional framework that underpins accounting and auditing practices in the country. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS9846 FEB 01, 2015

South Sudan - Creating the foundations of a market economy : drafting laws and building institutions (English)

The World Bank Group’s (WBG) involvement in investment climate (IC) reform started in 2006, when South Sudan, not yet formally an independent country, had just emerged from a 21-year long civil war. ... See More +

Brief 96194 JAN 01, 2015

Burkina Faso - Positive results in a number of areas but limited influence on growth (English)

The World Bank Group’s (WBG) involvement in investment climate (IC) reform in Burkina Faso began in 2006 and is still on going. WBG reform assistance has been articulated in two phases. ... See More +

Brief 96191 JAN 01, 2015

Sierra Leone - Good results in attracting foreign investment but challenges for sustainability (English)

The World Bank Group’s (WBG) engagement in investment climate (IC) reform in Sierra Leone began shortly after the end of the civil war, with initial diagnostic work being undertaken as early as 2004. ... See More +

Brief 96189 JAN 01, 2015

Rwanda - The poster child reformer and main source of impact (English)

Rwanda is a small, landlocked country, with a population of 11.8 million (2013), which makes it one of the most densely populated countries in Africa. ... See More +

Brief 96188 JAN 01, 2015

Liberia - Some positive results achieved in a complex environment (English)

Africa’s second oldest independent nation, Liberia is a small country with a population of 4.3 million. After the end of the civil war and the return to democracy in the mid-2000s, Liberia experienced a significant economic recovery, with real GDP growing at an average 11.4 percent over the 2006-2013 period and nominal GDP reaching US$ 2 billion in 2013. ... See More +

Brief 96187 JAN 01, 2015

Short-term impacts of formalization assistance and a bank information session on business registration and access to finance in Malawi (English)

Despite regulatory efforts designed to make it easier for firms to formalize, informality remains extremely high among firms in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7183 JAN 01, 2015

Campos, Francisco; Goldstein, Markus; McKenzie, David

Doing business in Central America and the Dominican Republic 2015 : Overview (English)

The strengthening of sustained and inclusive economic growth providing opportunities for all and reducing inequality is a key to achieving shared prosperity in Central America and the Dominican Republic. ... See More +

Working Paper 95203 JAN 01, 2015

Vietnam - Financial Sector Modernization and Information Management Project (English)

This paper for the Financial Sector Modernization and Information Management Project for Vietnam seeks the following changes: First, the proposed amendments to the Financing Agreement include extension of the closing date by 24 months; modification of the definition of incremental operating costs; revision of some Project activities; adding supplementary procurement methods; revision of the internal auditing task; removal of the WB review thresholds; and modification of some definitions in the Appendix to facilitate necessary legal reference. ... See More +

Project Paper RES17577 DEC 18, 2014

Bottom-up costing for medium term expenditure frameworks in Brazil and Indonesia : review of international practices for determining medium term resource needs of spending agencies : Custeamento de Baixo para Cima para Marcos de Gastos de Médio Prazo no Brasil ena Indonésia (Portuguese)

This volume presents two research reports carried out with the objective of advancing practical knowledge in costing and use of cost information in the public sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 93895 DEC 01, 2014

Barroso,Rafael Chelles; Di Francesco,Michael English

World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)

This report contains the World Bank Group Boards calendar for the period of November 2014 through January 2015, specifying the Boards engagements, such as meetings and briefings. ... See More +

Board Report 92228 NOV 01, 2014

Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - Antigua and Barbuda (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2015 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Antigua and Barbuda. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 91904 OCT 31, 2014

Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - Argentina (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2015 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Argentina. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 91905 OCT 31, 2014

World Bank budget FY15 (English)

FY14 was a significant year for the World Bank Group (WBG), with an extensive change agenda and important corporate initiatives affecting all parts of the institution - the strategy was launched, the IDA17 replenishment concluded with a record funding amount, a new country engagement model is being introduced, the matrix is being reorganized with creation of the new Global Practices, and key support functions have been centralized. ... See More +

Board Report 91834 OCT 08, 2014

Doing business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - Afghanistan (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2015 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Afghanistan. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 91900 OCT 01, 2014

Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - Bahrain (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2015 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Bahrain. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 91911 OCT 01, 2014

Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - Bangladesh (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2015 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Bangladesh. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 91912 OCT 01, 2014

Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - Albania (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2015 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Albania. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 91901 OCT 01, 2014

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Ghana - Public Financial Management Reform Project (English)
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APR 23, 2015 PAD1373 Project Appraisal Document
Making it easier for women in Malawi to formalize their firms and access financial services (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95656 Brief
Papua New Guinea - Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC) : accounting and auditing module (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 AUS9846 Working Paper
South Sudan - Creating the foundations of a market economy : drafting laws and building institutions (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 96194 Brief
Burkina Faso - Positive results in a number of areas but limited influence on growth (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 96191 Brief
Sierra Leone - Good results in attracting foreign investment but challenges for sustainability (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 96189 Brief
Rwanda - The poster child reformer and main source of impact (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 96188 Brief
Liberia - Some positive results achieved in a complex environment (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 96187 Brief
Short-term impacts of formalization assistance and a bank information session on business registration and access to finance in Malawi (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7183 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing business in Central America and the Dominican Republic 2015 : Overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 95203 Working Paper
Vietnam - Financial Sector Modernization and Information Management Project (English)
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DEC 18, 2014 RES17577 Project Paper
Bottom-up costing for medium term expenditure frameworks in Brazil and Indonesia : review of international practices for determining medium term resource needs of spending agencies : Custeamento de Baixo para Cima para Marcos de Gastos de Médio Prazo no Brasil ena Indonésia (Portuguese)
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DEC 01, 2014 93895 Working Paper English
World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 92228 Board Report
Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - Antigua and Barbuda (English)
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OCT 31, 2014 91904 Working Paper
Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - Argentina (English)
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OCT 31, 2014 91905 Working Paper
World Bank budget FY15 (English)
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OCT 08, 2014 91834 Board Report
Doing business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - Afghanistan (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91900 Working Paper
Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - Bahrain (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91911 Working Paper
Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - Bangladesh (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91912 Working Paper
Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - Albania (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91901 Working Paper