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The dark side of disclosure : evidence of government expropriation from worldwide firms (English)

This paper studies the effects of voluntary accounting information disclosure through auditing on firm access to finance, exposure to corruption, and sales growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7254 MAY 04, 2015

Liu,Tingting; Ullah,Barkat; Wei,Zuobao; Xu,L. Colin

Corporate governance in microfinance institutions (English)

This paper is organized as follows: this introduction is followed by a primer on the industry and on the evolution of the microfinance sector. The authors then examine the structure of the microfinance industry, (a) NGOs, cooperatives and credit unions, and commercialized vehicles; how they differ and why corporate governance differs according to the nature of the MFI; and (b) large networks, investment and bank-holding groups, and social services/faith-based groups. ... See More +

Working Paper 96022 APR 15, 2015

Di Benedetta,Pasquale; Lieberman,Ira W.; Ard,Laura A.

Minutes of meeting of the Boards of Directors of IFC, held on April 2, 2015 (English)

Minutes 95740 APR 02, 2015

M2015-0012 ; IDA/M2015-0012 ; IFC/M2015-0012 ; MIGA/M2015-0010

Statement of loans for March 2015 : East Asia and Pacific and Europe and Central Asia (English)

The statement of loans is divided into several volumes. This is the second volume of loans from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. ... See More +

Working Paper 96164 MAR 31, 2015

Statement of loans for March 2015 : Latin America and Caribbean and Middle East and North Africa (English)

The statement of loans is divided into several volumes. This is the third volume of loans from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. ... See More +

Working Paper 96165 MAR 31, 2015

Statement of development credits for March 2015 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 96167 MAR 31, 2015

Minutes of meeting of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA held on March 31, 2015 (English)

Minutes 95459 MAR 31, 2015

Statement of loans for March 2015 : Africa (English)

The statement of loans is divided into several volumes. This is the first volume of loans from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. ... See More +

Working Paper 96162 MAR 25, 2015

As the market churns : estimates of firm exit and job loss using the World Banks enterprise surveys (English)

This paper uses a unique data set of panel firms from the World Banks Enterprise Surveys in 47 economies, to provide estimates of the patterns of firm exit, and analyzes various firm characteristics and conditions under which firms leave the market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7218 MAR 23, 2015

Aga,Gemechu A.; Francis,David C.

What determines entrepreneurial outcomes in emerging markets ? the role of initial conditions (English)

Is it the institutions or firm characteristics at birth that shape startups and their early growth in developing countries? Using comprehensive data from the Indian Annual Survey of Industries this paper addresses this question by studying the early lifecycle of firms across diverse institutional environments of regions in India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7207 MAR 06, 2015

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

Informal tradables and the employment growth of Indian manufacturing (English)

Indias manufacturing growth from 1989 to 2010 displays two intriguing properties: 1) a substantial fraction of absolute and net employment growth is concentrated in informal tradable industries, and 2) much of this growth is connected to the development of one-person establishments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7206 MAR 02, 2015

Ghani,Syed Ejaz; Kerr,William Robert; Segura,Alex

Emergency hand loan : a product design case study (English)

The poor and other underserved populations in developing countries have unique financial service’s needs. However, there is often a mismatch between what financial institutions offer and what underserved populations need or want. ... See More +

Working Paper 94793 MAR 01, 2015

Tantia, Piyush; Comings, Tyler

Statement of development credits for February 2015 (Vol. 2) (English)

Working Paper 95311 FEB 28, 2015

Statement of development credits for February 2015 (English)

Working Paper 95311 FEB 28, 2015

Statement of loans for February 2015 : Middle East and North Africa and Latin America and Caribbean (English)

Working Paper 95310 FEB 28, 2015

Statement of loans for February 2015 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 95308 FEB 28, 2015

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

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

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The dark side of disclosure : evidence of government expropriation from worldwide firms (English)
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MAY 04, 2015 WPS7254 Policy Research Working Paper
Corporate governance in microfinance institutions (English)
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APR 15, 2015 96022 Working Paper
Minutes of meeting of the Boards of Directors of IFC, held on April 2, 2015 (English)
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APR 02, 2015 95740 Minutes
Statement of loans for March 2015 : East Asia and Pacific and Europe and Central Asia (English)
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MAR 31, 2015 96164 Working Paper
Statement of loans for March 2015 : Latin America and Caribbean and Middle East and North Africa (English)
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MAR 31, 2015 96165 Working Paper
Statement of development credits for March 2015 (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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MAR 31, 2015 96167 Working Paper
Statement of development credits for March 2015 : Africa (English)
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MAR 31, 2015 96167 Working Paper
Minutes of meeting of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA held on March 31, 2015 (English)
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MAR 31, 2015 95459 Minutes
Statement of loans for March 2015 : Africa (English)
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MAR 25, 2015 96162 Working Paper
Serbia - First Programmatic State Owned Enterprises Reform Development Policy Loan Project : chair summary (English)
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MAR 24, 2015 95271 Board Summary
As the market churns : estimates of firm exit and job loss using the World Banks enterprise surveys (English)
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MAR 23, 2015 WPS7218 Policy Research Working Paper
What determines entrepreneurial outcomes in emerging markets ? the role of initial conditions (English)
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MAR 06, 2015 WPS7207 Policy Research Working Paper
Informal tradables and the employment growth of Indian manufacturing (English)
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MAR 02, 2015 WPS7206 Policy Research Working Paper
Emergency hand loan : a product design case study (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94793 Working Paper
Statement of development credits for February 2015 (Vol. 2) (English)
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FEB 28, 2015 95311 Working Paper
Statement of development credits for February 2015 (English)
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FEB 28, 2015 95311 Working Paper
Statement of loans for February 2015 : Middle East and North Africa and Latin America and Caribbean (English)
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FEB 28, 2015 95310 Working Paper
Statement of loans for February 2015 : Africa (English)
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FEB 28, 2015 95308 Working Paper
SME Finance in Ethiopia : Addressing the Missing Middle Challenge (English)
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FEB 10, 2015 94365 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