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World development report 2005 : a better investment climate for everyone : World development report 2005: a better investment climate for everyone (Arabic)

Firms and entrepreneurs of all types-from micro-enterprises to multinationals-play a central role in growth and poverty reduction. Their investment decisions drive job creation, the availability and affordability of goods and services for consumers, and the tax revenues governments can draw on to fund health, education, and other services. Their contribution depends largely on the way governments shape the investment climate in each location-through the protection of property rights, regulation and taxation, strategies for providing infrastructure, interventions in finance and labor markets, and broader governance features such as corruption. The World Development Report 2005 argues that improving the investment climates of their societies should be a top priority for governments.


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    Clarke, George, Desai,Raj M., Hallward-Driemeier,Mary C., Irwin,Timothy C., Messick,Richard E., Scarpetta,Stefano, Smith,Warrick P., Tata,Gaiv M., Vostroknutova,Ekaterina

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    World development report 2005: a better investment climate for everyone

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    accountability, aggregate level, agriculture, barriers to entry, benchmarks, bilateral investment, bilateral investment treaties, Business associations, Business Environment, business law, capital flows, capital formation, central planning, Common Market, Competition laws, competition policy, competitive pressure, consumers, contract enforcement, cooperation agreements, corporate governance, corruption, country case, country coverage, crime, customs, customs delays, Decentralization, developed countries, developing countries, developing world, development indicators, development report, development strategy, direct investment, Economic activity, economic cooperation, economic growth, employment, Environmental regulation, exports, Financial markets, fishing, foreign firms, Foreign investment, Free Trade, Free Trade Agreement, GDP, GDP per capita, global integration, global production, GNP, GNP per capita, Gross domestic product, gross fixed capital formation, growth rate, harmonization, human development, imports, Improving infrastructure, income, income distribution, inequality, informal economy, infrastructure provision, Intellectual property, Intellectual property rights, international capital, international community, International cooperation, International Development, international trade, investment activity, Investment Climate, investment climates, Investment Disputes, investor-state dispute settlement, labor market, labor markets, labor regulations, labor standards, Latin American, legal status, living standards, local conditions, Low-income countries, Lowering barriers, macroeconomic instability, Macroeconomic stability, market entry, market failures, multilateral agreement, National Accounts, national income, national policies, national regulations, natural resources, Nongovernmental organizations, per capita growth, policy interventions, policy unpredictability, political economy, poor people, population growth, poverty reduction, primary school, private investment, private sector, pro-poor, production process, productivity, productivity growth, Property rights, public goods, public interest, public policy, public services, Purchasing power, Purchasing power parity, Reducing barriers, Reducing poverty, regulatory regimes, relative importance, rural areas, Rural credit, Savings, Secure property rights, small business, Sub-Saharan Africa, subsidiary rights, tax rates, Tax receipts, tax revenue, tax revenues, taxation, technical assistance, telecommunications, Total factor productivity, Trade Law, Trade liberalization, tradeoffs, transparency, unemployment, unemployment rate, value added, wages, World Trade, World Trade Organization, WTO, Young people



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Clarke, George Desai,Raj M. Hallward-Driemeier,Mary C. Irwin,Timothy C. Messick,Richard E. Scarpetta,Stefano Smith,Warrick P. Tata,Gaiv M. Vostroknutova,Ekaterina

World development report 2005 : a better investment climate for everyone : World development report 2005: a better investment climate for everyone (Arabic). World development report Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.