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Expediting trade : impact evaluation of an in-house clearance program (English)

Despite the importance of trade facilitation as an area of trade and development policy, there have been very few impact evaluations of specific trade facilitation reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7708 JUN 20, 2016

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Berg,Claudia N. Disclosed

Vietnam - Distribution Efficiency Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Distribution Efficiency Project for Vietnam is to improve the efficiency of Vietnam's power corporations in delivering power distribution and retail supply services, through supply and demand side interventions. ... See More +

Project Paper RES23924 JUN 16, 2016

Vu,Huong Thi Thu Disclosed

Statement of loans for May 2016 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 106314 MAY 31, 2016

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Commercialization and mission drift : evidence from a large Chinese microfinance institution (English)

Front-line loan officers of microfinance institutions are important in acquiring information on potential borrowers and selecting them in accordance with the microfinance institution's mission. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7680 MAY 23, 2016

Jia,Xiangping; Cull,Robert J.; Guo,Pei; Ma,Tao Disclosed

Can business owners form accurate counterfactuals ? eliciting treatment and control beliefs about their outcomes in the alternative treatment status (English)

A survey of participants in a large-scale business plan competition experiment, in which winners received an average of US$50,000 each, is used to elicit beliefs about what the outcomes would have been in the alternative treatment status. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7668 MAY 10, 2016

Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

The impact of business support services for small and medium enterprises on firm performance in low- and middle-income countries : a meta-analysis (English)

Interventions designed to support small and medium enterprises are popular among policy makers, given the role small and medium enterprises play in job creation around the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7664 MAY 09, 2016

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Property rights for fishing cooperatives : how (and how well) do they work ? (English)

Devolving property rights to local institutions has emerged as a compelling management strategy for natural resource management in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7662 MAY 05, 2016

Aburto-Oropeza,Octavio; Leslie,Heather M.; Mack-Crane,Austen; Nagavarapu,Sriniketh Suryasesha; Reddy,Sheila M.W.; Sievanen,Leila Disclosed

Statement of loans for April 2016 : Middle East and North Africa; Others; and South Asia (English)

Working Paper 106293 APR 30, 2016

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Statement of loans for April 2016 : East Asia and Pacific; Europe and Central Asia; and Latin America and Caribbean (English)

Working Paper 106292 APR 30, 2016

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Statement of development credits for April 2016 (Vol. 2) : Others (English)

Working Paper 106291 APR 30, 2016

Disclosed

Statement of loans for April 2016 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 106294 APR 30, 2016

Disclosed

Statement of development credits for April 2016 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 106291 APR 30, 2016

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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

Case study : Bayport financial services - how can businesses tap local capital markets to expand? (English)

Bond markets, though still underdeveloped in Africa, are beginning to emerge as a realistic financing option for private companies looking to invest or expand their operations on the continent. ... See More +

Brief 106018 APR 01, 2016

Shi,Lin-000470985 Disclosed

Leveraging equity investments to build inclusive financial markets (English)

Equity as a funding instrument is particularly important for the responsible development of financial markets. Through purchasing shares in financial services providers (FSPs) and other types of institutions, development finance institutions (DFIs) and social investors have three distinct opportunities to shape market players and in turn influence how markets develop by potentially driving competition, promoting innovation, improving market efficiencies, creating demonstration to crowd-in others and ultimately better serve customers. ... See More +

Brief 106023 APR 01, 2016

Lahaye,Estelle Marie Disclosed

Can wage subsidies boost employment in the wake of an economic crisis? (English)

The rise in unemployment during an economic crisis poses a significant concern to policy makers. Moreover, layoffs could slow down the economic recovery, since re-hiring and training workers may be costly for firms. ... See More +

Brief 104562 APR 01, 2016

Bruhn,Miriam Disclosed

Statement of development credits for March 2016 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 106313 MAR 31, 2016

Disclosed

Statement of loans for March 2016 : Middle East and North Africa; Others; and South Asia (English)

Working Paper 106290 MAR 31, 2016

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Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Expediting trade : impact evaluation of an in-house clearance program (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7708 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Distribution Efficiency Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 RES23924 Project Paper
Statement of loans for May 2016 : Africa (English)
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MAY 31, 2016 106314 Working Paper
Commercialization and mission drift : evidence from a large Chinese microfinance institution (English)
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MAY 23, 2016 WPS7680 Policy Research Working Paper
Can business owners form accurate counterfactuals ? eliciting treatment and control beliefs about their outcomes in the alternative treatment status (English)
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MAY 10, 2016 WPS7668 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of business support services for small and medium enterprises on firm performance in low- and middle-income countries : a meta-analysis (English)
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MAY 09, 2016 WPS7664 Policy Research Working Paper
Property rights for fishing cooperatives : how (and how well) do they work ? (English)
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MAY 05, 2016 WPS7662 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement of loans for May 2016 : Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, Others, South Asia (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 106316 Working Paper
Statement of loans for April 2016 : Middle East and North Africa; Others; and South Asia (English)
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APR 30, 2016 106293 Working Paper
Statement of loans for April 2016 : East Asia and Pacific; Europe and Central Asia; and Latin America and Caribbean (English)
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APR 30, 2016 106292 Working Paper
Statement of development credits for April 2016 (Vol. 2) : Others (English)
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APR 30, 2016 106291 Working Paper
Statement of loans for April 2016 : Africa (English)
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APR 30, 2016 106294 Working Paper
Statement of development credits for April 2016 : Africa (English)
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APR 30, 2016 106291 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
Case study : Bayport financial services - how can businesses tap local capital markets to expand? (English)
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APR 01, 2016 106018 Brief
Leveraging equity investments to build inclusive financial markets (English)
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APR 01, 2016 106023 Brief
Can wage subsidies boost employment in the wake of an economic crisis? (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104562 Brief
Statement of development credits for March 2016 (Vol. 2) : East Asia and Pacific; Europe and Central Asia; Latin America and Caribbean; Middle East and North Africa; South Asia; and others (English)
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MAR 31, 2016 106313 Working Paper
Statement of development credits for March 2016 : Africa (English)
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MAR 31, 2016 106313 Working Paper
Statement of loans for March 2016 : Middle East and North Africa; Others; and South Asia (English)
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MAR 31, 2016 106290 Working Paper