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SME finance (English)

This paper takes stock of the empirical evidence on the financing challenges faced by small and medium enterprises, especially in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8241 NOV 13, 2017

Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Maksimovic,Vojislav; Ayyagari,Meghana Disclosed

Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (English)

This Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program covers FY18 Q2, Q3, and updated reports and other documents to be circulated for information. ... See More +

Board Report 120996 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Are public credit guarantees worth the hype? (English)

Public credit guarantees have become a popular instrument to try to expand lending to financially constrained firms. In many instances, these schemes have proven useful to increase access to finance. ... See More +

Brief 121486 NOV 01, 2017

Abraham,Facundo; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

Statement by Mr. Johan Van Overtveldt at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Johan Van Overtveldt, Minister of Finance, at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 120514 OCT 14, 2017

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International Finance Corporation (IFC) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 264 : financial statements, accountants’ report, administrative budget and designations of retained earnings (English)

On October 13, 2017, International Finance Corporation (IFC) Board of Governors adopted resolution number two hundred and sixty four. It was resolved that the Board of Governors of the Corporation consider the Consolidated Financial Statements and Independent Auditors’ Report included in the 2017 Annual Report and the Administrative Budget contained in the Report to the Board of Governors on IFC FY18 Budget: Implementing IFC 3.0 (the Report), as fulfilling the requirements of Article IV, Section 11, of the Articles of Agreement and of Section 16 of the By-Laws of the Corporation. ... See More +

Board Report 120442 OCT 13, 2017

Disclosed

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors resolution ; no. 103 : financial statements and the report of the independent accountants (English)

On October 13, 2017, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors adopted resolution number one hundred and three. It was resolved that the Council of Governors of the Agency considers the Financial Statements, and the Report of Independent Accountants included in the 2017 Annual Report, as fulfilling the requirements of Article 29 of the MIGA Convention and of Section 16(b) of the By-Laws of the Agency. ... See More +

Board Report 120443 OCT 13, 2017

Disclosed

Women-owned enterprises in Vietnam : perceptions and potential executive summary (English)

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are vital to Vietnam’s economic growth, accounting for more than 98 percent of all business, 40 percent of Gross domestic product (GDP), and 50 percent of total employment. ... See More +

Working Paper 121280 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (September 2017) (English)

This Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program covers FY18 Q1, Q2, Q3, and updated reports and other documents to be circulated for information for FY18 Q1. ... See More +

Board Report 119679 SEP 01, 2017

Disclosed

Cabo Verde - Access to Finance for Micro, Small, and Medium Sized Enterprises Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objective of the access to finance for micro, small, and medium sized enterprises project for cabo verde is to increase access to finance for micro, small andMedium sized enterprises. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3761 SEP 01, 2017

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Bringing E-money to the poor : successes and failures (English)

South Asia plays a key role in the global development arena, with the world’s largest working-age population, a quarter of the world’s middle-class consumers, the world’s greatest number of poor and undernourished people, and several fragile states of global geopolitical importance. ... See More +

Publication 119070 AUG 22, 2017

Riley,Thyra A.; Kulathunga,Anoma Disclosed

Assessing forecast uncertainty: an information Bayesian approach (English)

Regardless of the field, forecasts are widely used and yet assessments of the embedded uncertainty—the magnitude of the downside and upside risks of the prediction itself—are often missing. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8165 AUG 14, 2017

Mendez Ramos,Fabian Disclosed

Statement of loans for July 2017 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 119126 JUL 31, 2017

Disclosed

Partial credit guarantee schemes to promote agricultural finance (English)

This note has been prepared to provide practical advice and guidance to World Bank task teams, clients, and donor partners who are contemplating support to partial credit guarantee (PCG) schemes in order to promote access to finance for commercial agriculture. ... See More +

Working Paper 117361 JUN 30, 2017

000263971:Juan Buchenau:jbuchenau@worldbank.org; Disclosed

DECPG global weekly newsletter (no. 353) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: (i) taking stock; (ii) major data releases; (iii) activity and inflation; (iv) trade and finance; (v) financial markets; and (vi) commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 117849 JUN 30, 2017

Disclosed

Ukraine - Public finance review (English)

Despite bold efforts to consolidate public finances, Ukraine’s growth potential remains undermined by a large public sector, high public debt levels and inefficient provision of critical public services. ... See More +

Working Paper 117583 JUN 27, 2017

Disclosed

DECPG global weekly newsletter (no. 352) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: (i) taking stock; (ii) major data releases; (iii) activity and inflation; (iv) trade and finance; (v) financial markets; and (vi) commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 117847 JUN 23, 2017

Disclosed

Ukraine - First and Second Programmatic Financial Sector Development Policy Loans Project (English)

Ratings of First and Second Programmatic Financial Sector Development Policy Loans (FSDPL 1 and 2) Project for Ukraine were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was substantial, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4023 JUN 19, 2017

Disclosed

Albania - Public Finance Development Policy Loan and Public Finance Policy Based Guarantee Project (English)

Ratings of Public Finance Development Policy Loan and Public Finance Policy Based Guarantee Project for Albania were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was substantial, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4044 JUN 17, 2017

Disclosed

2017 review of staff compensation for the World Bank Group (English)

This paper presents the results of the 2017 review of staff compensation for the World Bank Group. The main objective of this paper is to seek Board approval for the (i) 2017 (FY18) structure adjustments for World Bank Group (WBG) Washington-appointed staff and Country/Satellite Office staff, and (ii) the proposed refinements to Special Compensation Measures for Country Office compensation. ... See More +

Board Report 120690 JUN 15, 2017

Disclosed

Should emerging markets worry about U.S. monetary policy announcements ? (English)

This paper analyzes the spillover effects of U.S. monetary policy announcements on emerging market economies since end-2008, the period coinciding with the use of unconventional policy measures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8100 JUN 09, 2017

Gupta,Poonam; Masetti,Oliver; Rosenblatt,David Disclosed

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SME finance (English)
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NOV 13, 2017 WPS8241 Policy Research Working Paper
Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120996 Board Report
Are public credit guarantees worth the hype? (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121486 Brief
Statement by Mr. Johan Van Overtveldt at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 14, 2017 120514 Board Report
International Finance Corporation (IFC) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 264 : financial statements, accountants’ report, administrative budget and designations of retained earnings (English)
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OCT 13, 2017 120442 Board Report
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors resolution ; no. 103 : financial statements and the report of the independent accountants (English)
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OCT 13, 2017 120443 Board Report
Women-owned enterprises in Vietnam : perceptions and potential executive summary (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 121280 Working Paper
Executive Directors' strategic engagements work program (undated) (September 2017) (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 119679 Board Report
Cabo Verde - Access to Finance for Micro, Small, and Medium Sized Enterprises Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 SFG3761 Environmental Assessment
Bringing E-money to the poor : successes and failures (English)
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AUG 22, 2017 119070 Publication
Assessing forecast uncertainty: an information Bayesian approach (English)
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AUG 14, 2017 WPS8165 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement of loans for July 2017 : Africa (English)
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JUL 31, 2017 119126 Working Paper
Partial credit guarantee schemes to promote agricultural finance (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 117361 Working Paper
DECPG global weekly newsletter (no. 353) (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 117849 Newsletter
Ukraine - Public finance review (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 117583 Working Paper
DECPG global weekly newsletter (no. 352) (English)
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JUN 23, 2017 117847 Newsletter
Ukraine - First and Second Programmatic Financial Sector Development Policy Loans Project (English)
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JUN 19, 2017 ICR4023 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Albania - Public Finance Development Policy Loan and Public Finance Policy Based Guarantee Project (English)
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JUN 17, 2017 ICR4044 Implementation Completion and Results Report
2017 review of staff compensation for the World Bank Group (English)
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JUN 15, 2017 120690 Board Report
Should emerging markets worry about U.S. monetary policy announcements ? (English)
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JUN 09, 2017 WPS8100 Policy Research Working Paper