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Money or ideas ? : a field experiment on constraints to entrepreneurship in rural Pakistan (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Money or ideas ? : a field experiment on constraints to entrepreneurship in rural Pakistan conducted between 2007 and 2008 in Pakistan. ... See More +

Brief 90354 SEP 02, 2014

Gine, Xavier; Mansuri, Ghazala

SME finance in Africa (English)

This paper uses cross-country firm-level surveys to gauge access to financial services and the importance of financing constraints for African enterprises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7018 SEP 01, 2014

Beck, Thorsten; Cull, Robert

Investment climate reforms and job creation in developing countries : what do we know and what should we do ? (English)

This paper reviews the literature on the role of the investment climate reforms in job creation. It finds that the current landscape of employment and private sector activity in developing countries indicates a number of potential channels through which investment climate reforms can positively affect job creation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7025 SEP 01, 2014

Rahman, Aminur

Turkey - Long Term Finance Guarantee Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet AC7073 AUG 28, 2014

Vietnam - Da Nang-Quang Ngai Expressway Development Project (DQEDP) : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 90162 AUG 26, 2014

Belize - Municipal Development Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2 of 2) : Abbreviated action plan for the Dangriga municipal market subproject (English)

The objective of the Municipal Development Project for Belize is to improve and maintain municipal service delivery in selected towns of Belize. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP967 AUG 20, 2014

Do export promotion agencies promote new exporters ? (English)

Do export promotion agencies impact the probability of non-exporting firms to export? In the last decade many countries have introduced export promotion agencies to support their firms to deal with asymmetric information problems and make feasible additional gains from trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7004 AUG 01, 2014

Cruz, Marcio

Small business tax policy, informality, and tax evasion -- evidence from Georgia (English)

Using a panel of administrative data and regression discontinuity analysis, this paper examines how the introduction of preferential tax regimes for Georgian micro and small businesses in 2010 affects formal firm creation and tax compliance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7010 AUG 01, 2014

Bruhn, Miriam; Loeprick, Jan

Does local financial development matter for firm lifecycle in India ? (English)

The differences in financial development across Indian states, while seeming substantial, have a minor effect on firm lifecycle and growth. These results hold controlling for differences in labor regulations across states, capital intensity, and for firms born before and after the major reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7008 AUG 01, 2014

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

The Small Entrepreneur in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations (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 AUG 01, 2014

Speakman, John; Rysova, Annoula

Statement of loans for July 2014 : Europe and Central Asia (English)

Working Paper 90364 JUL 31, 2014

Statement of loans for July 2014 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 90362 JUL 31, 2014

Statement of credits for July 2014 (Vol. 1 of 2) : Africa (English)

Working Paper 90366 JUL 31, 2014

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

Working Paper 90365 JUL 31, 2014

Why firms avoid cutting wages : survey evidence from European firms (English)

Firms very rarely cut nominal wages, even in the face of considerable negative economic shocks. This paper uses a unique survey of fourteen European countries to ask firms directly about the incidence of wage cuts and to assess the relevance of a range of potential reasons for why the firms avoid cutting wages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6976 JUL 01, 2014

Du Caju, Philip; Kosma, Theodora; Lawless, Martina; Messina, Julian; Room, Tairi

Stylized facts on productivity growth : evidence from firm-level data in Croatia (English)

Drawing on a representative sample of firms, this paper presents some microeconomic evidence on the productivity growth process in Croatia since the onset of recession (2008-12). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6990 JUL 01, 2014

Iootty, Mariana; Correa, Paulo; Radas, Sonja; Skrinjaric, Bruno

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

Working Paper 89733 JUN 30, 2014

Statement of development credits for June 2014 (Vol. 1 of 2) : Africa (English)

Working Paper 89735 JUN 30, 2014

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

Working Paper 89734 JUN 30, 2014

Statement of loans for June 2014 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 89731 JUN 30, 2014

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Money or ideas ? : a field experiment on constraints to entrepreneurship in rural Pakistan (English)
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SEP 02, 2014 90354 Brief
SME finance in Africa (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7018 Policy Research Working Paper
Investment climate reforms and job creation in developing countries : what do we know and what should we do ? (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7025 Policy Research Working Paper
Turkey - Long Term Finance Guarantee Project (English)
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AUG 28, 2014 AC7073 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Vietnam - Da Nang-Quang Ngai Expressway Development Project (DQEDP) : procurement plan (English)
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AUG 26, 2014 90162 Procurement Plan
Belize - Municipal Development Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2 of 2) : Abbreviated action plan for the Dangriga municipal market subproject (English)
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AUG 20, 2014 RP967 Resettlement Plan
Do export promotion agencies promote new exporters ? (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7004 Policy Research Working Paper
Small business tax policy, informality, and tax evasion -- evidence from Georgia (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7010 Policy Research Working Paper
Does local financial development matter for firm lifecycle in India ? (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7008 Policy Research Working Paper
The Small Entrepreneur in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 89856 Publication
Statement of loans for July 2014 : Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUL 31, 2014 90364 Working Paper
Statement of loans for July 2014 : Africa (English)
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JUL 31, 2014 90362 Working Paper
Statement of credits for July 2014 (Vol. 1 of 2) : Africa (English)
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JUL 31, 2014 90366 Working Paper
Statement of loans for July 2014 : Latin America and Caribbean and others (English)
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JUL 31, 2014 90365 Working Paper
Why firms avoid cutting wages : survey evidence from European firms (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6976 Policy Research Working Paper
Stylized facts on productivity growth : evidence from firm-level data in Croatia (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6990 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement of loans for June 2014 : Europe and Central Asia and Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JUN 30, 2014 89733 Working Paper
Statement of development credits for June 2014 (Vol. 1 of 2) : Africa (English)
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JUN 30, 2014 89735 Working Paper
Statement of loans for June 2014 : Latin America and Caribbean and others (English)
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JUN 30, 2014 89734 Working Paper
Statement of loans for June 2014 : Africa (English)
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JUN 30, 2014 89731 Working Paper