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Minutes of meeting of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA held on March 31, 2015 (English)

Minutes 95459 MAR 31, 2015

As the market churns : estimates of firm exit and job loss using the World Bank's enterprise surveys (English)

This paper uses a unique data set of panel firms from the World Bank's Enterprise Surveys in 47 economies, to provide estimates of the patterns of firm exit, and analyzes various firm characteristics and conditions under which firms leave the market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7218 MAR 23, 2015

Aga,Gemechu A.; Francis,David C.

What determines entrepreneurial outcomes in emerging markets ? the role of initial conditions (English)

Is it the institutions or firm characteristics at birth that shape startups and their early growth in developing countries? Using comprehensive data from the Indian Annual Survey of Industries this paper addresses this question by studying the early lifecycle of firms across diverse institutional environments of regions in India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7207 MAR 06, 2015

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

Informal tradables and the employment growth of Indian manufacturing (English)

India's manufacturing growth from 1989 to 2010 displays two intriguing properties: 1) a substantial fraction of absolute and net employment growth is concentrated in informal tradable industries, and 2) much of this growth is connected to the development of one-person establishments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7206 MAR 02, 2015

Ghani,Syed Ejaz; Kerr,William Robert; Segura,Alex

Emergency hand loan : a product design case study (English)

The poor and other underserved populations in developing countries have unique financial service’s needs. However, there is often a mismatch between what financial institutions offer and what underserved populations need or want. ... See More +

Working Paper 94793 MAR 01, 2015

Tantia, Piyush; Comings, Tyler

Statement of loans for February 2015 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 95308 FEB 28, 2015

Statement of loans for February 2015 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 95311 FEB 28, 2015

SME Finance in Ethiopia : Addressing the Missing Middle Challenge (English)

This study starts with a brief analysis of which firms are the main net job creators in Ethiopia and then focuses on the financing constraints of Ethiopian MSMEs as one of the key obstacles to job creation and growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 94365 FEB 10, 2015

The internet as a general-purpose technology : firm-level evidence from around the world (English)

This paper uses firm-level data to assess whether telecommunication services are general-purpose technologies (technologies that benefit a large segment of the economy and have long-lasting effect). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7192 FEB 01, 2015

Clarke, George R.G.; Qiang, Christine Zhenwei; Xu, Lixin Colin

Company in distress? : Directors needn't be - mitigating risks at the Board (English)

Investors see value in nominating members to the boards of companies they have invested in. Through board members, they can help improve the company's operations, define corporate strategy, adjust inefficiencies, improve governance, and ultimately increase the expected return on their investment. ... See More +

Brief 95381 JAN 29, 2015

Rechden, Claudio N.; Miller, Kalina B.

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Concept Stage) - Burkina Faso Sahel Growth Pole - P146571 (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSC11757 JAN 16, 2015

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Papua New Guinea - Small and Medium Enterprise Access to Finance Project : providing access to finance for small and medium enterprises (English)

The Government of Papua New Guinea aims to increase the size and economic contribution of the domestic private sector consisting mainly of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), with a focus on generating employment. ... See More +

Brief 93516 JAN 01, 2015

Chen, Nancy

Survival is for the fittest: export survival patterns in Georgia (English)

This paper analyzes the determinants of export flow survival in Georgia. The paper uses a unique Georgian firm-level data set, in which firms' characteristics and output dynamics are matched with their customs' export transactions, for the period 2006-12. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7161 JAN 01, 2015

Martuscelli, Antonio; Varela, Gonzalo

SME exchanges in emerging market economies : a stocktaking of development practices (English)

In recent years, many emerging market countries have developed or are in the process of developing SME Exchanges to provide financing to SMEs, but few have succeeded. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7160 JAN 01, 2015

Harwood, Alison; Konidaris, Tanya

Statement of loans for January 2015 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 94673 JAN 01, 2015

Statement of loans for January 2015 : Europe and Central Asia and Middle East and North Africa (English)

Working Paper 94676 JAN 01, 2015

Statement of development credits for January 2015 (English)

Working Paper 94678 JAN 01, 2015

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Minutes of meeting of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA held on March 31, 2015 (English)
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MAR 31, 2015 95459 Minutes
Serbia - First Programmatic State Owned Enterprises Reform Development Policy Loan Project : chair summary (English)
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MAR 24, 2015 95271 Board Summary
As the market churns : estimates of firm exit and job loss using the World Bank's enterprise surveys (English)
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MAR 23, 2015 WPS7218 Policy Research Working Paper
What determines entrepreneurial outcomes in emerging markets ? the role of initial conditions (English)
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MAR 06, 2015 WPS7207 Policy Research Working Paper
Informal tradables and the employment growth of Indian manufacturing (English)
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MAR 02, 2015 WPS7206 Policy Research Working Paper
Emergency hand loan : a product design case study (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94793 Working Paper
Statement of loans for February 2015 : Africa (English)
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FEB 28, 2015 95308 Working Paper
Statement of loans for February 2015 : Middle East and North Africa and Latin America and Caribbean (English)
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FEB 28, 2015 95310 Working Paper
Statement of loans for February 2015 : Africa (English)
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FEB 28, 2015 95311 Working Paper
Statement of loans for February 2015 (Vol. 2) : East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, and Africa (English)
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FEB 28, 2015 95311 Working Paper
SME Finance in Ethiopia : Addressing the Missing Middle Challenge (English)
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FEB 10, 2015 94365 Working Paper
The internet as a general-purpose technology : firm-level evidence from around the world (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7192 Policy Research Working Paper
Company in distress? : Directors needn't be - mitigating risks at the Board (English)
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JAN 29, 2015 95381 Brief
Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Concept Stage) - Burkina Faso Sahel Growth Pole - P146571 (English)
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JAN 16, 2015 ISDSC11757 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Papua New Guinea - Small and Medium Enterprise Access to Finance Project : providing access to finance for small and medium enterprises (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93516 Brief
Survival is for the fittest: export survival patterns in Georgia (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7161 Policy Research Working Paper
SME exchanges in emerging market economies : a stocktaking of development practices (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7160 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement of loans for January 2015 : Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94673 Working Paper
Statement of loans for January 2015 : Europe and Central Asia and Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94676 Working Paper
Statement of development credits for January 2015 (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94678 Working Paper