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Republic of Yemen - Institutional and policy environment for industrial development (English)

Recently the two countries of the Yemen Arab Republic and the Peoples' Democratic Republic of Yemen were unified into one. The purpose of this report is to assist the Government of the Republic of Yemen (ROY) in analyzing the performance of the manufacturing sector in the northern and southern regions (formerly the Yemen Arab Republic and the Peoples' Democratic Republic of Yemen). This report analyzes and recommends policies and institutions for attracting foreign direct investment, promoting exports, expanding private sector activities, reforming public sector enterprises, and developing financial sector institutions. This report is based on data collected by two World Bank missions to Aden. The macroeconomic setting, the problems caused by the current structural imbalances and the potential for growth as a result of unification are scrutinized. An overview of the manufacturing sector and a review of its structure, performance, and growth potential is presented. In addition, the authors deal with the industrial strategy, the policy framework, and the institutional structure. An action plan to implement the recommended sector strategy is analyzed within this paper.


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    Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report

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    Yemen, Republic of

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    Middle East and North Africa,

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    Republic of Yemen - Institutional and policy environment for industrial development

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    manufacturing sector;Small and Medium Scale Enterprise;small and medium-scale enterprise;Vocational and Technical Training;Policy and Institutional Framework;Incremental Capital-Output Ratio;financial sector development strategy;debt service to export;Monetary and Credit Policies;average number of employees;flexible exchange rate policy;import license;current account deficit;Public Sector Enterprises;foreign exchange resource;Exchange rate policies;debt service ratio;export promotion policy;foreign direct investment;financial sector institution;level of capacity;balance of payment;inefficient industrial structure;decline in remittance;Promoting Private Sector;quality control procedure;Foreign Exchange Reserve;growth and development;rate of inflation;extension service;industrial sector;per capita gnp;formal financial system;repair and maintenance;Business Advisory Service;cost of import;direct foreign investment;decision on award;local capital market;cost of compliance;exchange rate regime;tariff import;infrastructure and services;recovery of debt;availability of service;recovery of loan;small enterprise sector;interest rate structure;recovery loan;private sector activity;cost of administer;industrial public enterprise;domestic saving rate;import substitution strategy;lack of skill;private sector enterprise;increase in remittance;means of production;chamber of commerce;duty drawback scheme;official exchange rate;location of industry;government fiscal deficit;share of investment;foreign exchange control;local building material;local private sector;level of remittance;tariff on import;rate of investment;foreign exchange market;rate of growth;industry and trade;capital intensity;capacity utilization;comparative advantage;industrial strategy;entrepreneurial development;food processing;quantitative criterion;macroeconomic environment;competitive environment;management consulting;Industrial Policy;Industrial Policies;investment license;



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Republic of Yemen - Institutional and policy environment for industrial development (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.