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Private equity and venture capital in smes in developing countries : the role for technical assistance (English)

This paper discusses the constraints for private equity financing of small and medium enterprises in developing economies. In addition to capital, private equity investors bring knowledge and expertise to the companies in which they invest. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6827 APR 01, 2014

Divakaran, Shanthi; McGinnis, Patrick J.; Shariff, Masood

Urbanization, gender, and business creation in the informal sector in India (English)

This Economic Premise examines the intersection of four important development themes: urbanization, agglomeration, gender, and informality. ... See More +

Brief 87096 APR 01, 2014

Ghani, Ejaz; Kanbur, Ravi; O'Connell Stephen D.

Egypt, Arab Republic of - Inclusive Regulations for Microfinance Project (English)

Project Information Document 86364 MAR 26, 2014

Arabic

Egypt, Arab Republic of - Inclusive Regulations for Microfinance Project (Arabic)

Project Information Document 86364 MAR 26, 2014

English

Egypt - Inclusive Regulations for Microfinance Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 86030 MAR 12, 2014

IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in the poorest countries (English)

IFC is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) financing gap, collaborating with 129 financial institutions (FIs) across 39 International Development Association (IDA) countries. ... See More +

Brief 86280 MAR 06, 2014

Hommes, Martin; Sorokina, Aksinya

All in the family : state capture in Tunisia (English)

This paper examines the relationship between regulation and the business interests of President Ben Ali and his family, using firm-level data from Tunisia for 1994-2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6810 MAR 01, 2014

Rijkers, Bob; Freund, Caroline; Nucifora, Antonio

Convergence to the managerial frontier (English)

Using detailed survey data on management practices, this paper uses recent advances in unconditional quantile analysis to study the changes in the within country distribution of management quality associated with country convergence to the managerial frontier. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6822 MAR 01, 2014

Maloney, William F.; Sarrias, Mauricio

Statement of loans for February 2014 : Europe and Central Asia and Middle East and North Africa (English)

Working Paper 86200 FEB 28, 2014

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

Working Paper 86201 FEB 28, 2014

Statement of loans for February 2014 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 86233 FEB 28, 2014

Statement of development credits for February 2014 (Vol. 1 of 2) (English)

Working Paper 86198 FEB 28, 2014

Informal firms and financial inclusion : status and determinants (English)

Many firms in the developing world -- including a majority of micro, small, and medium enterprises -- operate in the informal economy. The informal firms face a variety of constraints, making it harder for them to do business and grow. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6778 FEB 01, 2014

Farazi, Subika

Egypt - Inclusive Regulations for Microfinance Project (English)

Project Information Document 86077 JAN 27, 2014

Arabic

Egypt - Inclusive Regulations for Microfinance Project (Arabic)

Project Information Document 86077 JAN 27, 2014

English

Latin American entrepreneurs : many firms but little innovation (English)

Successful entrepreneurs are individuals who transform ideas into profitable commercial enterprises. This process often requires special talents, including a capacity to innovate, to introduce new products, and to explore new markets. ... See More +

Publication 83837 JAN 01, 2014

Lederman, Daniel; Messina, Julian; Pienknagura, Samuel; Rigolini, Jamele

Impact of export destinations on firm performance (English)

This paper evaluates the role of export destinations on productivity, employment, and wages of Turkish firms by comparing the performance of firms that export to low-income destinations and high-income destinations with firms that do not export. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6743 JAN 01, 2014

Cebeci, Tolga

Regulation and noncompliance : magnitudes and patterns for India's factories act (English)

Noncompliance with regulations by enterprises is said to be rife in developing countries. Yet there is limited systematic evidence of the magnitude of noncompliance at the enterprise level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6755 JAN 01, 2014

Chatterjee, Urmila; Kanbur, Ravi

Statement of loans for December 2013 (Vol. 4 of 4) : Latin America and Caribbean and others (English)

Working Paper 84207 DEC 31, 2013

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Minutes of meeting of the Board of Directors of IFC, held on Thursday, April 3, 2014 and record of approvals April 2 thru 3 (English)
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APR 03, 2014 86653 Minutes
Private equity and venture capital in smes in developing countries : the role for technical assistance (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6827 Policy Research Working Paper
Urbanization, gender, and business creation in the informal sector in India (English)
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APR 01, 2014 87096 Brief
Egypt, Arab Republic of - Inclusive Regulations for Microfinance Project (English)
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MAR 26, 2014 86364 Project Information Document Arabic
Egypt, Arab Republic of - Inclusive Regulations for Microfinance Project (Arabic)
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MAR 26, 2014 86364 Project Information Document English
Egypt - Inclusive Regulations for Microfinance Project (English)
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MAR 12, 2014 86030 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in the poorest countries (English)
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MAR 06, 2014 86280 Brief
All in the family : state capture in Tunisia (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6810 Policy Research Working Paper
Convergence to the managerial frontier (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6822 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement of loans for February 2014 : Europe and Central Asia and Middle East and North Africa (English)
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FEB 28, 2014 86200 Working Paper
Statement of loans for February 2014 : Latin America and Caribbean and others (English)
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FEB 28, 2014 86201 Working Paper
Statement of loans for February 2014 : Africa (English)
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FEB 28, 2014 86233 Working Paper
Statement of development credits for February 2014 (Vol. 1 of 2) (English)
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FEB 28, 2014 86198 Working Paper
Informal firms and financial inclusion : status and determinants (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6778 Policy Research Working Paper
Egypt - Inclusive Regulations for Microfinance Project (English)
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JAN 27, 2014 86077 Project Information Document Arabic
Egypt - Inclusive Regulations for Microfinance Project (Arabic)
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JAN 27, 2014 86077 Project Information Document English
Latin American entrepreneurs : many firms but little innovation (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 83837 Publication
Impact of export destinations on firm performance (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6743 Policy Research Working Paper
Regulation and noncompliance : magnitudes and patterns for India's factories act (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6755 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement of loans for December 2013 (Vol. 4 of 4) : Latin America and Caribbean and others (English)
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DEC 31, 2013 84207 Working Paper