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World Bank : grant reporting and monitoring (GRM) report (English)

This grant reporting and monitoring (GRM) report includes the following sections: overview, outcome, components and outputs, execution, program (PHRD), processing, attached documents, disbursements, and internal comments. ... See More +

Working Paper 91339 OCT 08, 2014

Piloting macroinsurance for microenterprises in post-revolution Egypt (English)

This note discusses the results of a pilot of an innovative insurance product, which aims to protect small firms from macroeconomic and political risk that might inhibit them from investing. ... See More +

Brief 91228 OCT 01, 2014

Groh, Matthew; McKenzie, David

Non-farm enterprises in rural Africa : new empirical evidence (English)

Although non-farm enterprises are ubiquitous in rural Sub-Saharan Africa, little is yet known about them. The motivation for households to operate enterprises, how productive they are, and why they exit the market are neglected questions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7066 OCT 01, 2014

Nagler, Paula; Naude, Wim

Which firms create the most jobs in developing countries ? evidence from Tunisia (English)

This paper examines private sector job creation in Tunisia over the period 1996-2010 using a unique database containing information on all registered private enterprises, including self-employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7068 OCT 01, 2014

Rijkers, Bob; Arouri, Hassen; Freund, Caroline; Nucifora, Antonio

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

Estimating the long-run impact of microcredit programs on household income and net worth (English)

This paper investigates whether the utilization of microcredit programs has a significant impact on the income and net worth of the participants. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7040 SEP 01, 2014

Woutersen, Tiemen; Khandker, Shahidur R.

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

Working Paper 90900 AUG 31, 2014

Statement of loans for August 2014 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 90906 AUG 31, 2014

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

Working Paper 90905 AUG 31, 2014

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

Working Paper 90904 AUG 31, 2014

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

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World Bank : grant reporting and monitoring (GRM) report (English)
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OCT 08, 2014 91339 Working Paper
Piloting macroinsurance for microenterprises in post-revolution Egypt (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91228 Brief
Non-farm enterprises in rural Africa : new empirical evidence (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7066 Policy Research Working Paper
Which firms create the most jobs in developing countries ? evidence from Tunisia (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7068 Policy Research Working Paper
Minutes of Meeting of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA, held on September 30, 2014 (English)
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SEP 30, 2014 91146 Minutes
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
Estimating the long-run impact of microcredit programs on household income and net worth (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7040 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement of development credits for August 2014 : Africa (Vol. 1 of 2) (English)
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AUG 31, 2014 90900 Working Paper
Statement of loans for August 2014 : Africa (English)
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AUG 31, 2014 90906 Working Paper
Statement of loans for August 2014 : Latin America and Caribbean (English)
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AUG 31, 2014 90905 Working Paper
Statement of loans for August 2014 : Europe and Central Asia (English)
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AUG 31, 2014 90904 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