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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

Global leasing toolkit : an introduction (English)

The Global Leasing Toolkit (the Toolkit) has three objectives: To provide a practical guide for managers of leasing entities, especially bank-affiliated lessors, with an emphasis on leasing entities offering lease products to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). ... See More +

Working Paper 94162 FEB 01, 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

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

Measuring the determinants of backward linkages from FDI in developing economies : is it a matter of size ? (English)

The main focus of the paper is the measurement of the potential for externalities related to foreign direct investment. A series of novel proxies are drawn from the Enterprise Survey database of the World Bank-IFC and tested against hypotheses considered in the foreign direct investment literature. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7185 JAN 01, 2015

Sanchez-Martin, Miguel Eduardo; de Pinies, Jaime; Antoine, Kassia

Myanmar - Investment climate assessment : sustaining reforms in a time of transition (English)

This is the first investment climate assessment (ICA) for Myanmar. The main objectives of this ICA are to: (i) provide an up-to-date and fact-based analysis of the business environment for the government and other stakeholders in Myanmar to help prioritize and contextualize the reform agenda, and (ii) to offer a baseline for future assessments of progress in terms of the investment climate reform agenda. ... See More +

Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) 93848 JAN 01, 2015

The small entrepreneur in fragile and conflict-affected situations : Main report (English)

This report is part of a broader effort by the World Bank Group to understand the motives and challenges of small entrepreneurs in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS). ... See More +

Publication 89856 DEC 31, 2014

Speakman, John; Rysova, Annoula

Statement of loans for December 2014 : Latin America and Caribbean (English)

Working Paper 93922 DEC 31, 2014

Minutes of Meeting of the Board of Directors of IFC, held on December 11, 2014 (English)

Minutes 93333 DEC 11, 2014

Democratic Republic of the Congo - Growth with Governance in the Mineral Sector Project : redacted report (English)

The Growth with Governance in the Mineral Sector Project (the PROMINES Project) is designed to strengthen the capacity of key institutions to manage the minerals sector, improve the conditions for increased investments in and revenues from mining, and help increase the socio-economic benefits from artisanal and industrial mining in PROMINES Project areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). ... See More +

Board Report 93468 DEC 01, 2014

Producer companies in India : potential to support increased productivity and profitability of poor smallholder farmers (English)

In 2002, the producer company model emerged to benefit poor farmers in India. This smart lesson, based on the World Bank's growing experience with producer companies in India, builds on lessons learned from the first and second Madhya Pradesh district poverty initiatives projects, which initiated 18 agriculture and livestock companies, involving 46,500 poor small farmers in over 1,550 villages in 14 districts - with 100 percent women shareholders in the livestock companies and 25 percent women owners in agriculture. ... See More +

Brief 93989 DEC 01, 2014

Leitch, Helen

Statement of loans for November 2014 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 93433 NOV 30, 2014

Statement of development credits for November 2014 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 93437 NOV 30, 2014

Turkey - Long Term Finance Guarantee Project : environmental assessment : Cevre yonetimi framework (Turkish)

The objective of the Long Term Finance Guarantee Project for Turkey is to enhance access to medium and long term finance for exporters and small and medium enterprises. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4695 NOV 24, 2014

English

Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)

This report for the Middle East and North Africa shows that policies that lower competition and create an uneven playing field are common and constrain private sector job creation. ... See More +

Publication 92870 NOV 16, 2014

Schiffbauer, Marc; Sy, Abdoulaye; Hussain, Sahar; Sahnoun, Hania; Keefer, Philip

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SME Finance in Ethiopia : Addressing the Missing Middle Challenge (English)
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FEB 10, 2015 94365 Working Paper
Global leasing toolkit : an introduction (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94162 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
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
Measuring the determinants of backward linkages from FDI in developing economies : is it a matter of size ? (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7185 Policy Research Working Paper
Myanmar - Investment climate assessment : sustaining reforms in a time of transition (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93848 Investment Climate Assessment (ICA)
The small entrepreneur in fragile and conflict-affected situations : Main report (English)
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DEC 31, 2014 89856 Publication
Statement of loans for December 2014 : Latin America and Caribbean (English)
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DEC 31, 2014 93922 Working Paper
Statement of loans for December 2014 : Europe and Central Asia : Statement of loans for December 2014 : Europe and Central Asia (English)
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DEC 31, 2014 93921 Working Paper
Minutes of Meeting of the Board of Directors of IFC, held on December 11, 2014 (English)
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DEC 11, 2014 93333 Minutes
Democratic Republic of the Congo - Growth with Governance in the Mineral Sector Project : redacted report (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 93468 Board Report
Producer companies in India : potential to support increased productivity and profitability of poor smallholder farmers (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 93989 Brief
Statement of loans for November 2014 : Africa (English)
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NOV 30, 2014 93433 Working Paper
Statement of development credits for November 2014 : Africa (English)
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NOV 30, 2014 93437 Working Paper
Statement of development credits for November 2014 (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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NOV 30, 2014 93437 Working Paper
Turkey - Long Term Finance Guarantee Project : environmental assessment : Cevre yonetimi framework (Turkish)
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NOV 24, 2014 E4695 Environmental Assessment English
Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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NOV 16, 2014 92870 Publication