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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 quot;state of the artquot; 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 quot;severequot; or quot;majorquot; obstacle to their firmsapos; 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

Arab development symposium second : invigorating SMEs in the Arab World (English)

In March 2010, the Arab fund for economic and social development and the World Bank (Middle East and North Africa region) agreed to hold joint high-level development seminars around issues pertaining to the Arab World. ... See More +

Brief 90146 MAR 01, 2014

Rouis, Mustapha; Limam, Imed

Informal firms and financial inclusion : status and determinants (English)

Many firms in the developing world -- including a majority of micro, small, and medium enterprises -- operate in the informal economy. The informal firms face a variety of constraints, making it harder for them to do business and grow. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6778 FEB 01, 2014

Farazi, Subika

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

Regulation and noncompliance : magnitudes and patterns for Indiaapos;s factories act (English)

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

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6755 JAN 01, 2014

Chatterjee, Urmila; Kanbur, Ravi

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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
Arab development symposium second : invigorating SMEs in the Arab World (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 90146 Brief
Informal firms and financial inclusion : status and determinants (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6778 Policy Research Working Paper
Latin American entrepreneurs : many firms but little innovation (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 83837 Publication Spanish
Regulation and noncompliance : magnitudes and patterns for Indiaapos;s factories act (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6755 Policy Research Working Paper