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Company in distress? : Directors neednt be - mitigating risks at the Board (English)

Investors see value in nominating members to the boards of companies they have invested in. Through board members, they can help improve the companys operations, define corporate strategy, adjust inefficiencies, improve governance, and ultimately increase the expected return on their investment. ... See More +

Brief 95381 JAN 29, 2015

Rechden, Claudio N.; Miller, Kalina B.

SME exchanges in emerging market economies : a stocktaking of development practices (English)

In recent years, many emerging market countries have developed or are in the process of developing SME Exchanges to provide financing to SMEs, but few have succeeded. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7160 JAN 01, 2015

Harwood, Alison; Konidaris, Tanya

IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa : IFC élargit l’accès des micros, petites, et moyennes entreprises aux financements en Afrique subsaharienne (French)

International Finance Corporation (IFC) is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) financing gap, collaborating with 64 financial institutions (FIs) across 21 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region. ... See More +

Brief 94870 DEC 30, 2014

Hommes,Martin; Sorokina, Aksinya English

IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in South Asia (English)

International Finance Corporation (IFC) is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) financing gap, collaborating with 36 financial institutions (FIs) across 5 countries in South Asia (SA) region. ... See More +

Brief 94879 DEC 30, 2014

Hommes, Martin; Sorokina, Aksinya

IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in Middle East and North Africa (English)

International Finance Corporation (IFC) is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) financing gap, collaborating with 38 financial institutions (FIs) across 14 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). ... See More +

Brief 94878 DEC 30, 2014

Hommes, Martin; Sorokina, Aksinya

IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

International Finance Corporation (IFC) is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) financing gap, collaborating with 65 financial institutions (FIs) across 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. ... See More +

Brief 94876 DEC 30, 2014

Hommes, Martin; Sorokina, Aksinya

IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in East Asia and Pacific (English)

International Finance Corporation (IFC) IFC is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) financing gap, collaborating with 43 financial institutions (FIs) across 12 countries in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. ... See More +

Brief 94873 DEC 30, 2014

Hommes, Martin; Sorokina, Aksinya

IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises globally (English)

International Finance Corporation (IFC) is working to develop solutions to close the MSME financing gap, collaborating with 343 financial institutions (FIs) across 91 countries globally. ... See More +

Brief 94874 DEC 30, 2014

Hommes, Martin; Sorokina, Aksinya

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

International Finance Corporation (IFC) is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) financing gap, collaborating with 146 financial institutions (FIs) across 41 International Development Association (IDA) countries. ... See More +

Brief 94875 DEC 30, 2014

Hommes, Martin; Sorokina, Aksinya

IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in Europe and Central Asia (English)

International Finance Corporation (IFC) is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) financing gap, collaborating with 97 financial institutions (FIs) across 20 countries in Europe and Central Asia. ... See More +

Brief 94871 DEC 30, 2014

Hommes, Martin; Sorokina, Aksinya

IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

International Finance Corporation (IFC) is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) financing gap, collaborating with 64 financial institutions (FIs) across 21 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region. ... See More +

Brief 94870 DEC 30, 2014

Hommes,Martin; Sorokina, Aksinya French

Democratic Republic of the Congo - Growth with Governance in the Mineral Sector Project : redacted report (English)

The Growth with Governance in the Mineral Sector Project (the PROMINES Project) is designed to strengthen the capacity of key institutions to manage the minerals sector, improve the conditions for increased investments in and revenues from mining, and help increase the socio-economic benefits from artisanal and industrial mining in PROMINES Project areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). ... See More +

Board Report 93468 DEC 01, 2014

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

Drivers of entrepreneurship and post-entry performance of newborn firms in developing countries (English)

The aim of this paper is to provide an updated survey of the state of the art in entrepreneurial studies with a particular focus on developing countries (DCs). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7074 OCT 01, 2014

Quatraro, Francesco; Vivarelli, Marco

Creating jobs and developing skills in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

An Enterprise Survey is a firm-level survey of a representative sample of an economy’s private sector. The surveys cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, competition, corruption, crime, gender, infrastructure, innovation, labor, performance measures, and trade. ... See More +

Brief 92280 OCT 01, 2014

Supporting growth-oriented women entrepreneurs : a review of the evidence and key challenges (English)

In recent years, support programs for women entrepreneurs have gained traction and prominence as a means to create jobs and boost productivity at the national and regional levels. ... See More +

Brief 92210 SEP 01, 2014

Cirera, Xavier; Qasim, Qursum

Women in the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

An Enterprise Survey is a firm-level survey of a representative sample of an economy’s private sector. The surveys cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, competition, corruption, crime, gender, infrastructure, innovation, labor, performance measures, and trade. ... See More +

Brief 92281 SEP 01, 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

Mapping enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

An Enterprise Survey is a firm-level survey of a representative sample of an economy’s private sector. The surveys cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, competition, corruption, crime, gender, infrastructure, innovation, labor, performance measures, and trade. ... See More +

Brief 92278 AUG 01, 2014

Innovating in the manufacturing sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

An Enterprise Survey is a firm-level survey of a representative sample of an economy’s private sector. The surveys cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, competition, corruption, crime, gender, infrastructure, innovation, labor, performance measures, and trade. ... See More +

Brief 92285 AUG 01, 2014

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Company in distress? : Directors neednt be - mitigating risks at the Board (English)
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JAN 29, 2015 95381 Brief
SME exchanges in emerging market economies : a stocktaking of development practices (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7160 Policy Research Working Paper
IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa : IFC élargit l’accès des micros, petites, et moyennes entreprises aux financements en Afrique subsaharienne (French)
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DEC 30, 2014 94870 Brief English
IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in South Asia (English)
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DEC 30, 2014 94879 Brief
IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in Middle East and North Africa (English)
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DEC 30, 2014 94878 Brief
IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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DEC 30, 2014 94876 Brief
IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in East Asia and Pacific (English)
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DEC 30, 2014 94873 Brief
IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises globally (English)
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DEC 30, 2014 94874 Brief
IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in the poorest countries (English)
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DEC 30, 2014 94875 Brief
IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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DEC 30, 2014 94871 Brief
IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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DEC 30, 2014 94870 Brief French
Democratic Republic of the Congo - Growth with Governance in the Mineral Sector Project : redacted report (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 93468 Board Report
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
Drivers of entrepreneurship and post-entry performance of newborn firms in developing countries (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7074 Policy Research Working Paper
Creating jobs and developing skills in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92280 Brief
Supporting growth-oriented women entrepreneurs : a review of the evidence and key challenges (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 92210 Brief
Women in the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 92281 Brief
Do export promotion agencies promote new exporters ? (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7004 Policy Research Working Paper
Mapping enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 92278 Brief
Innovating in the manufacturing sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 92285 Brief