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Riding the wave : an East Asian miracle for the 21st century (English)

Developing East Asia has led the way in showing how rapid and broadly shared growth can lift millions out of poverty. And, as this report shows, the region has achieved even more: the wave of prosperity across the region since the 1980s has lifted 3 out of 5 of its citizens into economic security, where their risk of falling into poverty is minimal. ... See More +

Publication 121613 NOV 22, 2017

Spatafora,Nikola L.; Ruggeri Laderchi,Caterina; Zaidi,Salman; Shetty,Sudhir Disclosed

FDI spillovers and high-growth firms in developing countries (English)

This paper evaluates the heterogeneous impact of spillovers from multinational corporations (MNCs) to domestic enterprises in the developing world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8243 NOV 14, 2017

Reyes,Jose Daniel Disclosed

Women's entrepreneurship : how to measure the gap between new female and male entrepreneurs? (English)

This paper analyzes data on female and male entrepreneurship that were collected by the World Bank Group's Entrepreneurship Database. Recognizing the importance of a differentiated approach to entrepreneurship in terms of legal entities, the data on female and male business owners are collected at the level of limited liability companies and sole proprietorships. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8242 NOV 14, 2017

Krylova,Yulia; Ramalho,Rita; Meunier,Frederic Disclosed

SME finance (English)

This paper takes stock of the empirical evidence on the financing challenges faced by small and medium enterprises, especially in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8241 NOV 13, 2017

Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Maksimovic,Vojislav; Ayyagari,Meghana Disclosed

Ukraine - Innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem diagnostic (English)

This report assesses the environment – or "ecosystem" -- that shapes innovation by firms in Ukraine. It examines the ecosystems for three categories of companies: existing Ukrainian companies, new start-ups, and international companies investing in Ukraine. ... See More +

Working Paper 120865 NOV 01, 2017

Zolotarev,Andrey P.; Aridi,Anwar; Cheney,David Warren; Wyne,Jamil Uzair Disclosed

Ukraine - Fiscal incentives for science, technology and innovation activities : good practice review report (English)

This report reviews different international good practices in introducing and implementing fiscal incentives for supporting science, technology, and innovation (STI) and provides policy recommendations relevant to the implementation of such incentives in Ukraine. ... See More +

Working Paper 120866 NOV 01, 2017

Guceri,Irem; Zolotarev,Andrey P.; Aridi,Anwar Disclosed

Ukraine - Science, technology, and innovation public expenditure analysis (English)

This report evaluates the quality mix of public support programs for science, technology, and innovation (STI) in Ukraine and provides recommendations for the improvement of the public support programs' effectiveness. ... See More +

Working Paper 120888 NOV 01, 2017

Zolotarev,Andrey P.; Aridi,Anwar; Frias,Jaime Andres Uribe; Cirera,Xavier Disclosed

Africa - West Africa Second Adaptable Program Loan Regional Communications Infrastructure Project : restructuring (English)

The development objectives of the West Africa Second Adaptable Program Loan Regional Communications Infrastructure Project for Africa are to contribute to increase the geographical reach of broadband networks and to reduce costs of communications services in the territories, respectively, of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and the Republic of Togo. ... See More +

Project Paper RES27585 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Croatia - EU Natura 2000 Integration Project (English)

Ratings for the European Union (EU) Natura 2000 Integration Project for Croatia were as follows: outcome was satisfactory, Bank performance was satisfactory, and monitoring and evaluation quality was substantial. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4150 OCT 27, 2017

Disclosed

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 659 : Allocation of FY17 Net Income (English)

On October 13, 2017, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors adopted resolution number six hundred and fifty nine. ... See More +

Board Report 120440 OCT 25, 2017

Disclosed

Revisiting the national innovation system in developing countries (English)

The paper argues that there is a greater commonality of approach between the National Innovation Systems approach and mainstream economic analysis than is often asserted, and that a better dialogue between the two could strengthen both perspectives. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8219 OCT 13, 2017

Maloney,William F. Disclosed

Top policy lessons from Africa gender innovation lab research (English)

The study in Togo reveals that psychology-based entrepreneur training (personal initiative training) increases firm profits by 30 percent, compared to a statistically insignificant increase for traditional business training. ... See More +

Brief 120303 OCT 01, 2017

Coleman,Rachel Dawn; Goldstein,Markus P. French Disclosed

Guidance note : managing the risks of unmanned aircraft operations in development projects (English)

From an origin in military and security applications, the use of unmanned aircraft (UA) technology is currently transforming commercial and humanitarian activity. ... See More +

Working Paper 120422 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Technology breakthroughs : the nerve of development in Africa? (French)

Working Paper 119911 SEP 20, 2017

Disclosed

The impact of digital technologies on routine tasks : do labor policies matter? (English)

There is a strong concern that technology is increasingly replacing routine tasks, displacing lower-skilled workers. Labor market institutions exist to protect workers from shocks but, by increasing labor costs, labor policy may also constrain firms from adjusting the workforce and, hence, from fully benefiting from technology adoption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8187 SEP 08, 2017

Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Corseuil,Carlos H. L.; Poole,Jennifer Pamela Disclosed

Tech start-up ecosystem in Beirut : findings and recommendations (English)

Technology is one of the main drivers of productivity and economic growth. Developing countries have traditionally had difficulties in both developing technology and absorbing foreign technology. ... See More +

Working Paper 119654 SEP 08, 2017

Mulas,Victor; Qian, Kathy; Henry,Stanley Scott Disclosed

Nepal - Second Enhanced Vocational Education and Training Project (English)

The development objective of Second Enhanced Vocational Education and Training Project for Nepal are to improve equitable access to market relevant training programs and to strengthen the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector service delivery in Nepal. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2373 SEP 08, 2017

Disclosed

Kazakhstan - Tax Administration Reform Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Tax Administration Reform Project is to reform and strengthen the tax administration to improve the level of voluntary compliance, enhance effectiveness to fight tax evasion, increase administrative efficiency, and reduce the potential for corruption. ... See More +

Project Paper RES29270 SEP 07, 2017

Burunciuc,Lilia Disclosed

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Mexico - Strengthening Entrepreneurship in Productive Forest Landscapes Project : environmental assessment : Productivos forestales : marco de manejo ambiental (Spanish)
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NOV 22, 2017 SFG3776 Environmental Assessment
Riding the wave : an East Asian miracle for the 21st century (English)
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NOV 22, 2017 121613 Publication
FDI spillovers and high-growth firms in developing countries (English)
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NOV 14, 2017 WPS8243 Policy Research Working Paper
Women's entrepreneurship : how to measure the gap between new female and male entrepreneurs? (English)
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NOV 14, 2017 WPS8242 Policy Research Working Paper
SME finance (English)
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NOV 13, 2017 WPS8241 Policy Research Working Paper
Ukraine - Innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem diagnostic (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120865 Working Paper
Ukraine - Fiscal incentives for science, technology and innovation activities : good practice review report (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120866 Working Paper
Ukraine - Science, technology, and innovation public expenditure analysis (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120888 Working Paper
Africa - West Africa Second Adaptable Program Loan Regional Communications Infrastructure Project : restructuring (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 RES27585 Project Paper
Croatia - EU Natura 2000 Integration Project (English)
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OCT 27, 2017 ICR4150 Implementation Completion and Results Report
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 659 : Allocation of FY17 Net Income (English)
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OCT 25, 2017 120440 Board Report
Revisiting the national innovation system in developing countries (English)
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OCT 13, 2017 WPS8219 Policy Research Working Paper
Top policy lessons from Africa gender innovation lab research (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120303 Brief French
Guidance note : managing the risks of unmanned aircraft operations in development projects (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120422 Working Paper
Technology breakthroughs : the nerve of development in Africa? (French)
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SEP 20, 2017 119911 Working Paper
China - Gansu Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project : procurement plan : 中国 - 甘肃职业技术教育培训项目 : 采购计划 (Chinese,English)
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SEP 17, 2017 119773 Procurement Plan
The impact of digital technologies on routine tasks : do labor policies matter? (English)
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SEP 08, 2017 WPS8187 Policy Research Working Paper
Tech start-up ecosystem in Beirut : findings and recommendations (English)
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SEP 08, 2017 119654 Working Paper
Nepal - Second Enhanced Vocational Education and Training Project (English)
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SEP 08, 2017 PAD2373 Project Appraisal Document
Kazakhstan - Tax Administration Reform Project : restructuring (English)
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SEP 07, 2017 RES29270 Project Paper