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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

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

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

India - Second Uttarakhand Decentralized Watershed Development Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 104267 MAR 29, 2016

Disclosed

Revisiting the impact of the Brazilian SIMPLES program on firms' formalization rates (English)

A recent survey of rigorous impact evaluations of programs to help small and medium-size firms to formalize indicates that the programs do not seem to work for most informal firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7605 MAR 16, 2016

Piza,Caio Disclosed

Access to finance and job growth : firm-level evidence across developing countries (English)

This paper investigates the effect of access to finance on job growth in 50,000 firms across 70 developing countries. Using the introduction of credit bureaus as an exogenous shock to the supply of credit, the paper finds that increased access to finance results in higher employment growth, especially among micro, small, and medium enterprises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7604 MAR 16, 2016

Ayyagari,Meghana; Juarros,Pedro Francisco; Martinez Peria,Maria Soledad; Singh,Sandeep Disclosed

Building Kuwait’s future, one small enterprise at a time (English)

The number of Small-to-Medium enterprises (SMEs) in Kuwait is high, particularly in retail and non-financial services, but their overall contribution to the economy is marginal. ... See More +

Brief 103713 MAR 01, 2016

Karasapan,Omer M.; Volk,Mark Disclosed

Psychometrics as a tool to improve access to credit (English)

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) often face greater credit constraints than large firms because they lack audited financial statements and other information about their operations, and as a result, financial institutions have difficulties assessing the risk of lending to them. ... See More +

Brief 104019 MAR 01, 2016

Arráiz,Irani; Bruhn,Miriam; Stucchi,Rodolfo Mario Disclosed

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

Working Paper 104330 FEB 29, 2016

Disclosed

The political economy of bank lending : evidence from an emerging market (English)

This study investigates the existence of political rents in bank lending, using a comprehensive loan-level data set of the universe of commercial loans in Mexico from 2003 to 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7577 FEB 24, 2016

Agarwal,Sumit; Morais,Bernardo; Ruiz Ortega,Claudia; Zhang,Jian Disclosed

The additionality impact of a matching grant program for small firms : experimental evidence from Yemen (English)

Matching grants are one of the most common types of private sector development programs used in developing countries. But government subsidies to private firms can be controversial. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS8941 FEB 05, 2016

Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Albania - Social Service Delivery Project : INT redacted report (English)

The International Development Association (IDA) and Albania signed a development credit agreement for the Social Services Delivery Project for approximately United States (U.S.) 12 million dollars. ... See More +

Board Report 103175 FEB 01, 2016

Disclosed

Statement of loans for February 2016 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 104331 FEB 01, 2016

Disclosed

Statement of loans for February 2016 : East Asia and Pacific, and Europe and Central Asia (English)

Working Paper 104332 FEB 01, 2016

Disclosed

Statement of loans for February 2016 : Latin America and Caribbean, and Middle East and North Africa (English)

Working Paper 104333 FEB 01, 2016

Disclosed

Armenia - Municipal Water Project : INT redacted report (English)

The Municipal Water Project in Armenia aimed to support the improvement of the quality and availability of water supply in selected areas serviced by the Armenian Water and Sewerage Company, the project implementing unit (PIU). ... See More +

Board Report 103176 FEB 01, 2016

Disclosed

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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
Opportunity versus necessity : understanding the heterogeneity of female micro-entrepreneurs (English)
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APR 13, 2016 WPS7636 Policy Research Working Paper
Can wage subsidies boost employment in the wake of an economic crisis? (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104562 Brief
India - Second Uttarakhand Decentralized Watershed Development Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 29, 2016 104267 Procurement Plan
Revisiting the impact of the Brazilian SIMPLES program on firms' formalization rates (English)
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MAR 16, 2016 WPS7605 Policy Research Working Paper
Access to finance and job growth : firm-level evidence across developing countries (English)
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MAR 16, 2016 WPS7604 Policy Research Working Paper
Building Kuwait’s future, one small enterprise at a time (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 103713 Brief
Psychometrics as a tool to improve access to credit (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104019 Brief
Statement of development credits for February 2016 (Vol. 2) : East Asia and Pacific; Europe and Central Asia; Latin America and Caribbean; Middle East and North Africa; and South Asia (English)
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FEB 29, 2016 104330 Working Paper
Statement of development credits for February 2016 : Africa (English)
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FEB 29, 2016 104330 Working Paper
The political economy of bank lending : evidence from an emerging market (English)
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FEB 24, 2016 WPS7577 Policy Research Working Paper
The additionality impact of a matching grant program for small firms : experimental evidence from Yemen (English)
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FEB 05, 2016 AUS8941 Working Paper
Albania - Social Service Delivery Project : INT redacted report (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103175 Board Report
Statement of loans for February 2016 : Africa (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 104331 Working Paper
Statement of loans for February 2016 : East Asia and Pacific, and Europe and Central Asia (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 104332 Working Paper
Statement of loans for February 2016 : Latin America and Caribbean, and Middle East and North Africa (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 104333 Working Paper
Armenia - Municipal Water Project : INT redacted report (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103176 Board Report