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Cabo Verde - State Owned Enterprise Reform Program (English)

Program Information Document PIDC94450 OCT 20, 2016

Hansen,Kjetil Disclosed

India - Financing Energy Efficiency at MSMEs Project : additional financing (English)

The Development Objective of the Additional Financing for Financing Energy Efficiency at MSMEs Project is to increase demand for energy efficiency investments in target micro, small and medium enterprise clusters and to build their capacity to access commercial finance. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1754 OCT 12, 2016

Disclosed

Women-owned SMEs in Indonesia : a golden opportunity for local financial institutions : UKM yang dimiliki wanita di Indonesia : kesempatan emas untuk institusi keuangan lokal (Bahasa (Indonesian))

Indonesia, a member of the G20 since 2008, has become one of the largest economies worldwide with the promise of substantial growth potential in the coming decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 109534 MAR 01, 2016

Japhta,Rubin; Murthy,Prashant; Fahmi,Yopie; Marina,Anastassiya; Gupta,Aarti (Editor) English Disclosed

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 Disclosed

Avoiding the pitfalls of industrial policy : building open and effective institutions for private sector development and jobs (English)

Economic policies in MENA have often been captured by a few politically connected firms and such capture has undermined private sector growth and job creation. ... See More +

Brief 91705 JUL 01, 2014

Disclosed

Distorted dynamics : the impact of policies on firm dynamics and job creation (Vol. 3) (English)

In MENA, 50 percent of surveyed firms regard regulatory policy uncertainty as an obstacle and 35 percent as a "severe" or "major" obstacle to their firms' growth. ... See More +

Brief 91704 JUL 01, 2014

Arabic Disclosed

Latin American entrepreneurs : many firms but little innovation : El emprendimiento en America Latina : muchas empresas y poca innovacion (Spanish)

Entrepreneurship is a fundamental driver of growth, development, and job creation. While Latin America and the Caribbean has a wealth of entrepreneurs, firms in the region, compared to those in other regions, are small in size and less likely to grow or innovate. ... See More +

Publication 83837 JUN 20, 2014

Lederman, Daniel; Messina, Julian; Pienknagura, Samuel; Rigolini, Jamele English Disclosed

Startups and innovations wanted : private sector growth and job creation (Arabic)

Most workers are employed in micro firms representing low-productivity, subsistence activities. The private sector has been characterized by low firm turnover – firm entry and exit – and slow productivity growth, limiting the pool of startups and productive firms which create most jobs in MENA. ... See More +

Brief 91703 JAN 01, 2014

English Disclosed

Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)

The Middle East and North Africa region faces high unemployment or jobs in low-productivity activities often in the informal economy. The private sector has not generated enough jobs as polices that restrict competition have limited the entry of new firms and prevented more productive firms from growing – the type of firms that create most jobs. ... See More +

Brief 91702 JAN 01, 2014

Arabic Disclosed

Latin American entrepreneurs : many firms but little innovation (English)

Entrepreneurship is a fundamental driver of growth, development, and job creation. While Latin America and the Caribbean has a wealth of entrepreneurs, firms in the region, compared to those in other regions, are small in size and less likely to grow or innovate. ... See More +

Publication 83837 JAN 01, 2014

Lederman, Daniel; Messina, Julian; Pienknagura, Samuel; Rigolini, Jamele Spanish Disclosed

Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (Arabic)

The Middle East and North Africa region faces high unemployment or jobs in low-productivity activities often in the informal economy. The private sector has not generated enough jobs as polices that restrict competition have limited the entry of new firms and prevented more productive firms from growing – the type of firms that create most jobs. ... See More +

Brief 91702 JAN 01, 2014

English Disclosed

Startups and innovations wanted : private sector growth and job creation (English)

Most workers are employed in micro firms representing low-productivity, subsistence activities. The private sector has been characterized by low firm turnover – firm entry and exit – and slow productivity growth, limiting the pool of startups and productive firms which create most jobs in MENA. ... See More +

Brief 91703 JAN 01, 2014

Arabic Disclosed

Regulation and non-compliance : magnitudes and patterns for India's Factories Act (English)

Non-compliance with regulations by enterprises is said to be rife in developing countries. Yet there is limited systematic evidence of the magnitude of non-compliance at the enterprise level. ... See More +

Other Social Protection Study 83767 DEC 09, 2013

Chatterjee, Urmila; Kanbur, Ravi Disclosed

Industrial parks where firms need it : a new way to attract investment (English)

This brief includes the following headings: a unique approach to location selection; the tough question: 'how to'; and conditions and risks.

Brief 82660 OCT 01, 2013

Jordan, Luke Simon; Saleman, Yannick Disclosed

Competitive small and medium enterprises : a diagnostic to help design smart SME policy (English)

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for a lion's share of the enterprises in most economies and are also thought to be an engine of new growth and innovation. ... See More +

Knowledge Economy Study 82516 MAY 01, 2013

Tewari, Parth S.; Skilling, David; Kumar, Pranav; Wu, Zack Disclosed

Helping hand or the long arm of the law? : do carrots or sticks work best for bringing informal firms into the formal sector? (English)

Since 2004, 75 percent of countries have adopted at least one reform making it easier to register a business. Yet, despite these efforts, the majority of firms in most developing countries remain informal. ... See More +

Brief 78241 MAY 01, 2013

de Andrade, Gustavo Henrique; Bruhn,Miriam; McK Disclosed

Private sector development : executive summary (Pashto)

Over 800 million dollars of priority goods and services needed to develop the Aynak copper mine and the Amu Darya oil blocks (about 27 percent of total development costs) can potentially be procured from the Afghan suppliers assessed during this study. ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study 79733 MAR 01, 2013

Dari, English Disclosed

Private sector development : executive summary (Dari)

Over 800 million dollars of priority goods and services needed to develop the Aynak copper mine and the Amu Darya oil blocks (about 27 percent of total development costs) can potentially be procured from the Afghan suppliers assessed during this study. ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study 79733 MAR 01, 2013

Pashto, English Disclosed

Private sector development : executive summary (English)

Over 800 million dollars of priority goods and services needed to develop the Aynak copper mine and the Amu Darya oil blocks (about 27 percent of total development costs) can potentially be procured from the Afghan suppliers assessed during this study. ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study 79733 MAR 01, 2013

Pashto, Dari Disclosed

Enterprise surveys : Estonia country profile 2013 (English)

The Country Profile for Estonia is based on data from the Enterprise Surveys conducted by the World Bank. The benchmarks include the averages for the group of countries in High income: OECD and the Estonia income group. ... See More +

Working Paper 92324 JAN 01, 2013

Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Cabo Verde - State Owned Enterprise Reform Program (English)
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OCT 20, 2016 PIDC94450 Program Information Document
India - Financing Energy Efficiency at MSMEs Project : additional financing (English)
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OCT 12, 2016 PAD1754 Project Paper
Women-owned SMEs in Indonesia : a golden opportunity for local financial institutions : UKM yang dimiliki wanita di Indonesia : kesempatan emas untuk institusi keuangan lokal (Bahasa (Indonesian))
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MAR 01, 2016 109534 Working Paper English
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
Avoiding the pitfalls of industrial policy : building open and effective institutions for private sector development and jobs (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2014 91705 Brief
Distorted dynamics : the impact of policies on firm dynamics and job creation (Vol. 3) (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2014 91704 Brief Arabic
Latin American entrepreneurs : many firms but little innovation : El emprendimiento en America Latina : muchas empresas y poca innovacion (Spanish)
See More +
JUN 20, 2014 83837 Publication English
Startups and innovations wanted : private sector growth and job creation (Arabic)
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JAN 01, 2014 91703 Brief English
Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2014 91702 Brief Arabic
Latin American entrepreneurs : many firms but little innovation (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 83837 Publication Spanish
Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (Arabic)
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JAN 01, 2014 91702 Brief English
Startups and innovations wanted : private sector growth and job creation (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 91703 Brief Arabic
Regulation and non-compliance : magnitudes and patterns for India's Factories Act (English)
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DEC 09, 2013 83767 Other Social Protection Study
Industrial parks where firms need it : a new way to attract investment (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 82660 Brief
Competitive small and medium enterprises : a diagnostic to help design smart SME policy (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2013 82516 Knowledge Economy Study
Helping hand or the long arm of the law? : do carrots or sticks work best for bringing informal firms into the formal sector? (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2013 78241 Brief
Private sector development : executive summary (Pashto)
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MAR 01, 2013 79733 Other Financial Sector Study Dari, English
Private sector development : executive summary (Dari)
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MAR 01, 2013 79733 Other Financial Sector Study Pashto, English
Private sector development : executive summary (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 79733 Other Financial Sector Study Pashto, Dari
Enterprise surveys : Estonia country profile 2013 (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 92324 Working Paper