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Business practices in small firms in developing countries (English)

Management has a large effect on the productivity of large firms. But does management matter in micro and small firms, where the majority of the labor force in developing countries works? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7405 AUG 27, 2015

Mckenzie,David J.; Woodruff,Christopher M.

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.

Migrant remittances, capital constraints and new business starts in developing countries (English)

According to the World Bank (2013), migrant remittances to developing countries in 2013 totaled United States (U.S.) 414 billion, dollars quadruple the approximately U.S. 100 billion dollars remitted to developing countries in 2000. ... See More +

Brief 98685 AUG 01, 2015

Hanusch,Marek; Vaaler,Paul Martin

Closing the licensing and permit regulatory implementation gap at the sub-national level in Bosnia and Herzegovina : case study (English)

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is classified as a Fragile and Conflict-Affected State. It has a complex government structure which is plagued with significant political turmoil each election cycle. ... See More +

Working Paper 98907 AUG 01, 2015

Sahovic,Tarik; Tetyora,Victoria; Radaslic,Imeldin

World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)

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

Board Report 97892 JUL 02, 2015

Investment climate in Africa (English)

The World Bank Group has been working on investment climate reform in Sub-Saharan Africa for nearly a decade, a period characterized by dramatic economic growth on the continent. ... See More +

Brief 98923 JUL 01, 2015

Bridgman,David; Adamali,Aref

Strengthening financial reporting regimes and the accountancy profession and practices in selected Caribbean Countries (English)

The main objectives of this report are to: (a) provide a synthesized analysis of financial reporting and auditing standards and practices across the countries in which the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC) is active and (b) provide a basis for recommendations to ICAC and respective national institutes for a regional strategy to enhance the accounting profession and the accounting and auditing practices in the public and private sectors. ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study 97841 JUN 30, 2015

Unda Zamora,Gilma E.

Kenya - Energy Sector Recovery Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14654 JUN 16, 2015

Business regulations and growth (English)

Over the past decade, there has been increased interest in improving business regulations, in part because of the increased availability of data that can inform and monitor those improvements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7299 JUN 09, 2015

Divanbeigi,Raian; Ramalho,Rita

Review of international practices for determining medium-term resource needs of spending agencies (English)

This paper reviews international practices for ‘bottom-up costing’ for medium-term expenditure frameworks. Medium-term expenditure frameworks are important because they incorporate the multi-annual nature of the fiscal policy into the budget process, mitigating its short-term bias. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7289 JUN 03, 2015

Di Francesco,Michael; Barroso,Rafael Chelles

Lao Peoples Democratic Republic - Power Grid Improvement Project (English)

The objective of the Power Grid Improvement Project for Lao Peoples Democratic Republic is to help improve efficiency and reliability of power distribution in the selected load areas served by Electricite du Laos (EDL). ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1273 JUN 02, 2015

Sri Lanka - Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC) : accounting and auditing (English)

The Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes, Accounting and Auditing (ROSC AA) in Sri Lanka aims to assess the progress made on implementation of the policy recommendations of the first ROSC AA in 2004 and supports the Government of Sri Lanka in preparing a country action plan. ... See More +

Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC) 97142 MAY 31, 2015

Wickramasinghe,Jiwanka B.

Lesotho - Private Sector Competitiveness and Economic Diversification (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14645 APR 27, 2015

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

Georgia - Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes, Accounting and Auditing (AA ROSC) (English)

Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC) Accounting and Auditing (AA) assess accounting and auditing practices in participating countries. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS13210 MAR 01, 2015

Alagardova,Galina; Manuilova, Natalie

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 +

Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC) AUS9846 FEB 01, 2015

Ethiopia - Women agribusiness leaders network impact evaluation : baseline survey report (English)

The World Bank’s Africa region gender innovation lab (GIL) conducted a randomized controlled trial (RCT) impact evaluation of the women in agribusiness leadership network (WALN), a transformational project implemented in Ethiopia by agricultural cooperative development international (ACDI) and volunteers in overseas cooperative assistance (VOCA), and supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID). ... See More +

Working Paper 98927 JAN 01, 2015

Ketema,Tigist Assefa; Bastian,Gautam; Gras,Ombeline Marie Dominique; Abro,Zewdu Ayalew; Manchester,Katherine Claire; Carranza,Eliana

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

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Business practices in small firms in developing countries (English)
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AUG 27, 2015 WPS7405 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Migrant remittances, capital constraints and new business starts in developing countries (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 98685 Brief
Closing the licensing and permit regulatory implementation gap at the sub-national level in Bosnia and Herzegovina : case study (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 98907 Working Paper
World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 97892 Board Report
Investment climate in Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98923 Brief
Strengthening financial reporting regimes and the accountancy profession and practices in selected Caribbean Countries (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 97841 Other Financial Sector Study
Kenya - Energy Sector Recovery Project (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 ICRR14654 Implementation Completion Report Review
Business regulations and growth (English)
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JUN 09, 2015 WPS7299 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh - Strengthening Public Expenditure Management Program and Parliamentary Oversight Project : Implementation support mission - May 28 to June 04, 2015 (English)
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JUN 04, 2015 98740 Aide Memoire
Review of international practices for determining medium-term resource needs of spending agencies (English)
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JUN 03, 2015 WPS7289 Policy Research Working Paper
Lao Peoples Democratic Republic - Power Grid Improvement Project (English)
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JUN 02, 2015 PAD1273 Project Appraisal Document
Sri Lanka - Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC) : accounting and auditing (English)
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MAY 31, 2015 97142 Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC)
Lesotho - Private Sector Competitiveness and Economic Diversification (English)
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APR 27, 2015 ICRR14645 Implementation Completion Report Review
Ghana - Public Financial Management Reform Project (English)
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APR 23, 2015 PAD1373 Project Appraisal Document
Georgia - Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes, Accounting and Auditing (AA ROSC) (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 ACS13210 Working Paper
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 Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC)
Ethiopia - Women agribusiness leaders network impact evaluation : baseline survey report (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 98927 Working Paper
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