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Supporting payment sector development : B2B corporate payments requirements in the traditional retail sector (English)

Access to and usage of payment services are important objectives within private and public sector efforts to enhance financial inclusion. Electronic payments (often now also referred to as "digital payments") can, at scale, provide a cost-effective means to facilitate economic activity of all kinds in the economy. ... See More +

Working Paper 124656 MAR 01, 2018

Mortimer-Schutts,Ivan Daniel; Jarvis,Jennifer Lynn Disclosed

Case study : food retail industry challenge fund - a private sector-led food innovation initiative (English)

Partnership for growth: linking large firms and agro-processing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) presents lessons learned from various models utilized by public and private sector programs to stimulate the growth of agro-processing SMEs through linkages to larger firms in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 125939 JAN 01, 2018

Pant,Anupa Aryal; Lapres,Blair Edward; Olafsen,Ellen; Ronchi,Loraine; Cook,Peter A. Disclosed

Audit Training to Trainers (English)

The objective of the exercise is to enable participants to approach professional ethics training and education in a practical way, by analyzing threats that arise and selecting an appropriate course of action in line with the fundamental principles of the IESBA code of ethics. ... See More +

Working Paper 129512 JAN 01, 2018

Shukarova Savovska,Kalina; Pyziak,Piotr Disclosed

Case study : Boyner Group's supply chain strengthens women in business (English)

In Turkey, only 16 percent of small and medium enterprises are majority-owned by women.1 If women participated fully in the labor force, the Turkish Gross National Income could increase by 22 percent. ... See More +

Working Paper 121547 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Labor drops : experimental evidence on the return to additional labor in microenterprises (English)

The majority of enterprises in many developing countries have no paid workers. This paper reports on a field experiment conducted in Sri Lanka that provided wage subsidies to randomly chosen microenterprises to test whether hiring additional labor would benefit such firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7924 DEC 19, 2016

De Mel,Suresh; Mckenzie,David J.; Woodruff,Christopher M. Disclosed

The effect of the Swedish payroll tax cut for youths on firm profitability (English)

Payroll taxes in Sweden were reduced substantially for people ages 26 years or younger on July 1, 2007. The objective of this tax cut was to lower youth unemployment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7854 OCT 11, 2016

Malm,Arvid; Eklund,Johan; Francis,David C.; Jiang,Nan Disclosed

Supporting payment sector development: B2B corporate payments requirements in the traditional retail sector (English)

This document provides guidance for policy makers and industry actors interested in promoting more efficient and interoperable B2B payments infrastructure to expand financial services along supply chains to small and traditional retailers. ... See More +

Working Paper 119671 APR 01, 2016

Disclosed

Revisiting the impact of the Brazilian SIMPLES program on firms' formalization rates (English)

A recent survey of rigorous impact evaluations of programs to help small and medium-size firms to formalize indicates that the programs do not seem to work for most informal firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7605 MAR 16, 2016

Piza,Caio Disclosed

Kenya - Leather industry : diagnosis, strategy, and action plan (English)

In 2014, Kenya’s Ministry of Industrialization requested technical assistance from the World Bank to conduct competitiveness assessments and develop competitiveness strategies for four key industries: textiles and apparel, food processing, furniture, and leather and leather products. ... See More +

Working Paper 99485 JUN 01, 2015

Hansen, Eric Rolf; Moon, Young; Mogollon,Maria Paulina Disclosed

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: high income economies; and developing economies in East Asia, Pacific, and Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Newsletter 96678 MAY 13, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

DECPG daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in Europe and Central Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Newsletter 94226 JAN 27, 2015

Chen, Derek; Kida, Mizuho; Ju Kim, Eung Disclosed

Women in the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

An Enterprise Survey is a firm-level survey of a representative sample of an economy’s private sector. The surveys cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, competition, corruption, crime, gender, infrastructure, innovation, labor, performance measures, and trade. ... See More +

Brief 92281 SEP 01, 2014

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Are there more female managers in the retail sector ? evidence from survey data in developing countries (English)

This paper uses firm-level data for 87 developing countries to analyze how the likelihood of a firm having female vs. male top manager varies across sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6843 APR 01, 2014

Amin, Mohammad; Islam, Asif Disclosed

Improving trade competitiveness : Cambodian silk exports (English)

The silk sector in Cambodia is largely informal, small-scale and difficult to typify as a stand-alone industry in its current form. The sector is characterized by small-scale orders for tourist or domestic consumption. ... See More +

Brief 83076 JAN 01, 2013

Disclosed

Idea Cellular (English)

This brief talks about the performance of Idea Cellular Limited (Idea) is the fastest growing telecom service provider in India. In February 2007, Idea engaged in an initial public offering to raise the capital necessary to support a network expansion. ... See More +

Brief 119887 AUG 01, 2012

Disclosed

Running a business in Indonesia (English)

Recently obtained enterprise surveys data indicate that senior managers in Indonesia spend the least amount of time dealing with the requirements of government regulations when compared to countries in the same income and size groups. ... See More +

Brief 65102 JAN 01, 2011

Disclosed

DECPG daily brief economics and financial market commentary (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily brief economics and financial market commentary newsletter are as follows: European debt crisis intensifies as contagion fears rise; home prices in 20 U.S cities in September were down; the number of unemployed falls to 18yr low in Germany; and among emerging markets. ... See More +

Newsletter 61852 NOV 30, 2010

Riordan, Mick; Savescu, Cristina; Islam Spivak, Nadia; Ju Kim, Eung; Streifel, Shane; De Kleine, Annette Disclosed

Competition and demographics in large Indian cities (English)

Recent studies suggest that consumer-household attributes may be as important in determining the level of competition in certain markets as firm characteristics and the number of firms. ... See More +

Journal Article 79454 AUG 01, 2010

Amin, Mohammad Disclosed

Trade credit contracts (English)

This paper provides new evidence on the unique role of trade credit and contracting terms as a way for both sellers and buyers to mange business risk. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5328 JUN 01, 2010

Klapper, Leora; Laeven, Luc; Rajan, Raghuram Disclosed

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Supporting payment sector development : B2B corporate payments requirements in the traditional retail sector (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 124656 Working Paper
Case study : food retail industry challenge fund - a private sector-led food innovation initiative (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 125939 Working Paper
Audit Training to Trainers (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 129512 Working Paper
Case study : Boyner Group's supply chain strengthens women in business (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 121547 Working Paper
Labor drops : experimental evidence on the return to additional labor in microenterprises (English)
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DEC 19, 2016 WPS7924 Policy Research Working Paper
The effect of the Swedish payroll tax cut for youths on firm profitability (English)
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OCT 11, 2016 WPS7854 Policy Research Working Paper
Supporting payment sector development: B2B corporate payments requirements in the traditional retail sector (English)
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APR 01, 2016 119671 Working Paper
Revisiting the impact of the Brazilian SIMPLES program on firms' formalization rates (English)
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MAR 16, 2016 WPS7605 Policy Research Working Paper
Africa - Fifth Phase of the Central African Backbone Project : procurement plan : Afrique - Cinquième Phase du Projet Central African Backbone : Plan de passation de marchés (French)
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FEB 15, 2016 103729 Procurement Plan
Kenya - Leather industry : diagnosis, strategy, and action plan (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 99485 Working Paper
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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MAY 13, 2015 96678 Newsletter
DECPG daily economic news (English)
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JAN 27, 2015 94226 Newsletter
Women in the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 92281 Brief
Are there more female managers in the retail sector ? evidence from survey data in developing countries (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6843 Policy Research Working Paper
Improving trade competitiveness : Cambodian silk exports (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 83076 Brief
Idea Cellular (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 119887 Brief
Running a business in Indonesia (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 65102 Brief
DECPG daily brief economics and financial market commentary (English)
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NOV 30, 2010 61852 Newsletter
Competition and demographics in large Indian cities (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 79454 Journal Article
Trade credit contracts (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 WPS5328 Policy Research Working Paper