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Global leasing toolkit : an introduction (English)

The Global Leasing Toolkit (the Toolkit) has three objectives: To provide a practical guide for managers of leasing entities, especially bank-affiliated lessors, with an emphasis on leasing entities offering lease products to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). ... See More +

Working Paper 94162 FEB 01, 2015

Survival is for the fittest: export survival patterns in Georgia (English)

This paper analyzes the determinants of export flow survival in Georgia. The paper uses a unique Georgian firm-level data set, in which firms' characteristics and output dynamics are matched with their customs' export transactions, for the period 2006-12. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7161 JAN 01, 2015

Martuscelli, Antonio; Varela, Gonzalo

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

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

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

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

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

Too small to regulate (English)

The paper argues that to achieve compliance of firms with regulations such as product quality or environmental or health standards it is better to have industries with a few large corporations than numerous small firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6860 MAY 01, 2014

Basu, Kaushik; Dixit, Avinash

Entrepreneurship, public policy, and cities (English)

Since the 2008-09 global financial crises, interest among policy makers in promoting innovative, ventures has exploded. The emerging great hubs of entrepreneurial activity, like Bangalore, Dubai, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, and Tel Aviv, bear the unmistakable stamp of the public sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6880 MAY 01, 2014

Lerner, Josh

All in the family : state capture in Tunisia (English)

Understanding state-business relationships and how they have shaped the institutional architecture of countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) is crucial for the identification of systemic vulnerabilities and reform priorities. ... See More +

Brief 90151 MAY 01, 2014

Rijkers, Bob; Freund, Caroline; Nucifora, Antonio

Enterprise surveys : Kenya country highlights 2013 (English)

The World Bank interviewed a representative sample of the private sector in 5 of the most active economic regions in Kenya. The sample consisted of 713 business establishments surveyed from January 2013 through February 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 92368 MAR 18, 2014

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

IFC is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) financing gap, collaborating with 129 financial institutions (FIs) across 39 International Development Association (IDA) countries. ... See More +

Brief 86280 MAR 06, 2014

Hommes, Martin; Sorokina, Aksinya

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Global leasing toolkit : an introduction (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94162 Working Paper
Survival is for the fittest: export survival patterns in Georgia (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7161 Policy Research Working Paper
SME exchanges in emerging market economies : a stocktaking of development practices (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7160 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Avoiding the pitfalls of industrial policy : building open and effective institutions for private sector development and jobs (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 91705 Brief
Distorted dynamics : the impact of policies on firm dynamics and job creation (Vol. 3) (English)
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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)
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JUN 20, 2014 83837 Publication English
Too small to regulate (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6860 Policy Research Working Paper
Entrepreneurship, public policy, and cities (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6880 Policy Research Working Paper
All in the family : state capture in Tunisia (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 90151 Brief
Enterprise surveys : Kenya country highlights 2013 (English)
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MAR 18, 2014 92368 Working Paper
IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in the poorest countries (English)
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MAR 06, 2014 86280 Brief