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Identifying gazelles : expert panels vs. surveys as a means to identify firms with rapid growth potential (English)

A business plan competition is conducted to test whether survey instruments or panel judges are able to identify the fastest growing firms. Participants submitted six- to eight-page business plans and defended them before a three- or four-judge panel. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7647 APR 20, 2016

Fafchamps,Marcel; Woodruff,Christopher M. Disclosed

Opportunity versus necessity : understanding the heterogeneity of female micro-entrepreneurs (English)

Entrepreneurs that voluntarily choose to start a business because they are able to identify a good business opportunity and act on it -- opportunity entrepreneurs -- might be different along various dimensions from those who are forced to become entrepreneurs because of lack of other alternatives -- necessity entrepreneurs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7636 APR 13, 2016

Calderon,Gabriela; Iacovone,Leonardo; Juarez,Laura Disclosed

Indonesia - Power Distribution Development Program for Results Project (English)

The development objective of the Power Distribution Development Program for Results (PforR) Project for Indonesia is to increase access to electricity services and to improve the efficiency and reliability of their delivery in selected areas of Indonesia. ... See More +

Program Document PAD101551 MAR 24, 2016

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Human Resources Committee (HRC) : minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 and record of approval January 28 (English)

Minutes 103645 FEB 24, 2016

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World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)

This Board report acknowledges a World Bank Group Boards calendar for February 2016, March 2016 and April 2016.

Board Report 103187 FEB 08, 2016

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Small business tax regimes (English)

Simplified tax regimes for micro and small enterprises in developing countries are intended to facilitate voluntary tax compliance. However, survey evidence suggests that small business taxation based on simplified bookkeeping or turnover is sometimes perceived as too complex for microenterprises in countries with high illiteracy levels. ... See More +

Brief 104359 FEB 01, 2016

Coolidge,Jacqueline; Yilmaz,Fatih Disclosed

Implementing a unique business identifier in government : guidance note for practitioners and nine country case studies (English)

In an increasingly online world, governments are realizing that previous silo approaches to implementing information technology (IT) systems have created barriers to the sharing of information among business regulators. ... See More +

Working Paper 103570 JAN 01, 2016

Davis, Mike; Brown, James Disclosed

Harmonization strikes a chord of success : doing business in OHADA economies (English)

The 17 West and Central African countries in OHADA (Organization for Harmonization of Business Law in Africa) are proving that collective action is an effective way to address common economic challenges. ... See More +

Brief 102792 JAN 01, 2016

Nosal,Leah Christine; Saltane,Valentina Disclosed

Doing business regional profile 2016 : European Union (EU) (English)

Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. ... See More +

Working Paper 103380 JAN 01, 2016

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Doing business regional profile 2016 : Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) (English)

Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. ... See More +

Working Paper 103379 JAN 01, 2016

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Doing business regional profile 2016 : Caribbean States (English)

Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. ... See More +

Working Paper 103378 JAN 01, 2016

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Doing business regional profile 2016 : Arab World (English)

Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. ... See More +

Working Paper 103377 JAN 01, 2016

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Doing business regional profile 2016 : Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) (English)

Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. ... See More +

Working Paper 103360 JAN 01, 2016

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Doing business regional profile 2016 : Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) (English)

Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. ... See More +

Working Paper 103376 JAN 01, 2016

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Doing business regional profile 2016 : Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) (English)

Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. ... See More +

Working Paper 103359 JAN 01, 2016

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Doing business regional profile 2016 : Southern African Development Community (SADC) (English)

Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. ... See More +

Working Paper 103375 JAN 01, 2016

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Doing business regional profile 2016 : South Asia (SA) (English)

Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. ... See More +

Working Paper 103374 JAN 01, 2016

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Doing business regional profile 2016 : Small Island States (English)

Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. ... See More +

Working Paper 103373 JAN 01, 2016

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Doing business regional profile 2016 : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) High Income (English)

Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. ... See More +

Working Paper 103372 JAN 01, 2016

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Doing business regional profile 2016 : Middle East and North Africa (MENA) (English)

Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. ... See More +

Working Paper 103370 JAN 01, 2016

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Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Identifying gazelles : expert panels vs. surveys as a means to identify firms with rapid growth potential (English)
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APR 20, 2016 WPS7647 Policy Research Working Paper
Opportunity versus necessity : understanding the heterogeneity of female micro-entrepreneurs (English)
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APR 13, 2016 WPS7636 Policy Research Working Paper
Indonesia - Power Distribution Development Program for Results Project (English)
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MAR 24, 2016 PAD101551 Program Document
Human Resources Committee (HRC) : minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 and record of approval January 28 (English)
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FEB 24, 2016 103645 Minutes
World Bank Group Boards calendar (English)
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FEB 08, 2016 103187 Board Report
Small business tax regimes (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 104359 Brief
Implementing a unique business identifier in government : guidance note for practitioners and nine country case studies (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103570 Working Paper
Harmonization strikes a chord of success : doing business in OHADA economies (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102792 Brief
Doing business regional profile 2016 : European Union (EU) (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103380 Working Paper
Doing business regional profile 2016 : Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103379 Working Paper
Doing business regional profile 2016 : Caribbean States (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103378 Working Paper
Doing business regional profile 2016 : Arab World (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103377 Working Paper
Doing business regional profile 2016 : Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103360 Working Paper
Doing business regional profile 2016 : Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103376 Working Paper
Doing business regional profile 2016 : Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103359 Working Paper
Doing business regional profile 2016 : Southern African Development Community (SADC) (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103375 Working Paper
Doing business regional profile 2016 : South Asia (SA) (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103374 Working Paper
Doing business regional profile 2016 : Small Island States (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103373 Working Paper
Doing business regional profile 2016 : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) High Income (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103372 Working Paper
Doing business regional profile 2016 : Middle East and North Africa (MENA) (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103370 Working Paper