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Pakistan - Second Trade and Transport Facilitation Project (TTFP II) (English)

Ratings for the Second Trade and Transport Facilitation Project (TTFP II) for Pakistan were as follows: outcomes were unsatisfactory, the risk to development outcome was high, the Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and the Borrower performance was unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3108 JUN 17, 2014

Money or ideas ? a field experiment on constraints to entrepreneurship in rural Pakistan (English)

This paper identifies the relative importance of human and physical capital for entrepreneurship. A subset of rural microfinance clients were offered eight full time days of business training and the opportunity to participate in a loan lottery of up to Rs. 100,000 (USD 1,700), about seven times the average loan size. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6959 JUN 01, 2014

Gine, Xavier; Mansuri, Ghazala

Government of Karnataka - Public financial management reform action plan : 2014 (Vol. 2 of 2) : Appendix (English)

The main report comprises the following chapters: executive summary provides the overall view of the reform action plan. Chapter one outlines the background, scope and methodology for the study; chapter two outlines the overview of the state finances; chapter three describe the accomplishments made against the 2004 agreed PFMA action plan; chapter four provides an overview of the analysis, gaps and recommendations made in the study; chapter five describes the way forward for implementation of the action plan; annex one: PFM reform action plan - 2014 contains a thematic-wise plan outlining the actions to be taken, the responsible department for the actions, and the expected timeframe for completing the actions. ... See More +

Working Paper 89023 MAY 24, 2014

Guyana - Flood Risk Management Project (English)

The objective of the Flood Risk Management Project for Guyana is to reduce the risk of flooding in the low-lying areas of the East Demarara. The project has three components. (1) Priority works for flood risk reduction component includes: upgrading critical sections of the East Demerara Water Conservancy, or EDWC dams selected pursuant to the criteria set forth in the construction supervision and quality assurance plan; carrying out priority flood risk reduction investments in the East Coast Demerara drainage system selected pursuant to the criteria set forth in the construction supervision and quality assurance plan. (2) Institutional strengthening for flood risk reduction component will support flood modeling through the following activities: (i) hydraulic and hydrological modeling; (ii) specialized training in hydraulic and hydrological modelling, use of remote sensing tools, and data management; and (iii) information technology support for management of data. (3) Project management and implementation component will support reporting and autiting activities. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD871 MAY 05, 2014

World - Ocean Partnerships for Sustainable Fisheries Biodiversity Conservation Project : Environmental assessment : environmental and social management framework (English)

The Ocean Partnerships for Sustainable Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation Project's will catalyze investment into selected transformational public-private partnerships that mainstream the sustainable management of highly migratory stocks spanning areas within and beyond national jurisdictions. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4544 APR 21, 2014

Indonesia - Statistical Capacity Building-Change and Reform for the Development of Statistics (STATCAP-CERDAS) Project : restructuring paper (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)

This restructuring paper for the Statistical Capacity Building-Change and Reform for the Development of Statistics (STATCAP-CERDAS) Project in Indonesia changes to project scope, including cancellation of some activities and sub-components. ... See More +

Project Paper 87045 APR 08, 2014

Mongolia - Energy Sector Project (English)

Ratings for the Energy Sector Project for Mongolia were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2955 MAR 28, 2014

New firm registration and the business cycle (English)

This paper uses new panel data on the number of new firm registrations in 109 countries during 2002-2012 to study the relationship between entrepreneurship and economic growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6775 FEB 01, 2014

Klapper, Leora; Love, Inessa; Randall, Douglas

Albania - Financial sector assessment program (English)

This note is prepared as part of the financial sector assessment program (FSAP). Its main objective is to describe the status and recent developments in corporate financial reporting framework in Albania and highlight key issues relevant to financial sector. ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 89247 FEB 01, 2014

Vietnam - Rural Distribution Project (English)

The Rural Distribution Project for Vietnam had an overall satisfactory outcome with the performances of the Bank and the borrower being deemed satisfactory as well. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2312 DEC 24, 2013

Bosnia and Herzegovina-BiH DPL (English)

Project Information Document AB7472 DEC 19, 2013

Somalia-Somalia PFM Capacity Strengthening Project : Somalia - Public Financial Management (PFM) Capacity Strengthening Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet AC6966 DEC 08, 2013

Getting down to business : strengthening economies through business registration reforms (English)

Business registration remains a complicated and costly process in many countries, hampering entrepreneurial activity and the creation of formal employment. ... See More +

Brief 84352 DEC 01, 2013

Saltane, Valentina; Pan, Jiawen

Doing business 2014 : understanding regulations for small and medium-size enterprises (Vol. 1 of 2) (English)

Doing Business 2014 is the 11th edition of the Doing Business series. The report assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 189 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. ... See More +

Publication 82360 OCT 29, 2013

Doing business 2014 : Afghanistan - understanding regulations for small and medium-size enterprises (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Afghanistan. In a series of annual reports, Doing Business assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 189 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. ... See More +

Working Paper 82762 OCT 29, 2013

Doing business 2014 : Albania - understanding regulations for small and medium-size enterprises (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Albania. In a series of annual reports, Doing Business assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 189 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. ... See More +

Working Paper 82763 OCT 29, 2013

Doing business 2014 : Algeria - understanding regulations for small and medium-size enterprises (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Algeria. In a series of annual reports, Doing Business assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 189 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. ... See More +

Working Paper 82764 OCT 29, 2013

Doing business 2014 : Angola - understanding regulations for small and medium-size enterprises (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Angola. In a series of annual reports, Doing Business assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 189 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. ... See More +

Working Paper 82765 OCT 29, 2013

Doing business 2014 : Antigua and Barbuda - understanding regulations for small and medium-size enterprises (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Antigua and Barbuda. In a series of annual reports, Doing Business assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 189 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. ... See More +

Working Paper 82766 OCT 29, 2013

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Pakistan - Second Trade and Transport Facilitation Project (TTFP II) (English)
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JUN 17, 2014 ICR3108 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Money or ideas ? a field experiment on constraints to entrepreneurship in rural Pakistan (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6959 Policy Research Working Paper
Government of Karnataka - Public financial management reform action plan : 2014 (Vol. 2 of 2) : Appendix (English)
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MAY 24, 2014 89023 Working Paper
Guyana - Flood Risk Management Project (English)
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MAY 05, 2014 PAD871 Project Appraisal Document
World - Ocean Partnerships for Sustainable Fisheries Biodiversity Conservation Project : Environmental assessment : environmental and social management framework (English)
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APR 21, 2014 E4544 Environmental Assessment
Indonesia - Statistical Capacity Building-Change and Reform for the Development of Statistics (STATCAP-CERDAS) Project : restructuring paper (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)
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APR 08, 2014 87045 Project Paper
Mongolia - Energy Sector Project (English)
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MAR 28, 2014 ICR2955 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Chad - Competitiveness and Value Chains Support Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de Gestion Environnementale et Sociale (CGES) (French)
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MAR 18, 2014 E4483 Environmental Assessment
New firm registration and the business cycle (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6775 Policy Research Working Paper
Albania - Financial sector assessment program (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 89247 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
Vietnam - Rural Distribution Project (English)
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DEC 24, 2013 ICR2312 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Bosnia and Herzegovina-BiH DPL (English)
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DEC 19, 2013 AB7472 Project Information Document
Somalia-Somalia PFM Capacity Strengthening Project : Somalia - Public Financial Management (PFM) Capacity Strengthening Project (English)
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DEC 08, 2013 AC6966 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Getting down to business : strengthening economies through business registration reforms (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 84352 Brief
Doing business 2014 : understanding regulations for small and medium-size enterprises (Vol. 1 of 2) (English)
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OCT 29, 2013 82360 Publication
Doing business 2014 : Afghanistan - understanding regulations for small and medium-size enterprises (English)
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OCT 29, 2013 82762 Working Paper
Doing business 2014 : Albania - understanding regulations for small and medium-size enterprises (English)
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OCT 29, 2013 82763 Working Paper
Doing business 2014 : Algeria - understanding regulations for small and medium-size enterprises (English)
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OCT 29, 2013 82764 Working Paper
Doing business 2014 : Angola - understanding regulations for small and medium-size enterprises (English)
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OCT 29, 2013 82765 Working Paper
Doing business 2014 : Antigua and Barbuda - understanding regulations for small and medium-size enterprises (English)
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OCT 29, 2013 82766 Working Paper