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Ianchovichina, Elena et al. [2003-08]
China's World Trade Organization (WTO) accession will have major implications for China and present both opportunities and challenges for East Asia. Ianchovichina and Walmsley assess the possible channels through which China's accession to the WTO could affect East Asia and quantify these effects using a dynamic computable general equilibrium model. China will be the biggest beneficiary ...
SUBJECT: global markets; average tariff; regional economic development; uniform application; agricultural incentives
World Bank [2009-06]
This Investment Climate Policy Note (ICPN) for Sierra Leone evaluates the country's business environment by: (i) analyzing barriers to private sector investment and growth and how they vary among different types of firms; (ii) benchmarking Sierra Leone's investment climate and firm performance to that of other countries; and (iii) providing recommendations to promote and strengthen the ...
SUBJECT: labor markets; international comparisons; inflationary pressures; judicial system; outreach
Love, Inessa et al. [2009-08-01]
This paper uses two recently completed surveys of individual entrepreneurs (farmers and microentrepreneurs) and registered enterprises (agricultural and nonagricultural) operating in Mexico s rural sector to provide new evidence about the factors influencing the incidence of credit constraints and investment behavior. To measure the incidence of credit constraints, the authors use self- ...
SUBJECT: information technology; investment decisions; informal borrowing; small borrowers; value of assets
World Bank [2008-04]
The rural space is home to 53 percent of Nigeria's population and more than 70 percent of its poor. While it is well understood in Nigeria that financial exclusion of the rural population stunts development, still fewer than 2 percent of rural households have access to any sort of institutional finance. Access to financial services is a key ingredient to rural development: it increases ...
SUBJECT: credit association; inequality; institutional capacity building; access to financial services; outreach
SUBJECT: epoca di semina; sowing rates; cantidad de semilla requerida; epoca di trattamento; date de semis
POSTED TO: Agronomica (Italy) [1127-1116]
Marini, F. [28feb-6mar1998]
SUBJECT: riego; integrated control; sowing rates; cantidad de semilla requerida; epoca di trattamento
POSTED TO: Terra e Vita (Italy) [0040-3776]
Giorgota, M. et al. 
SUBJECT: cantidad de semilla requerida; application rates; fertilizer application; densite de semis; harvesting
POSTED TO: Productia vegetala. Horticultura (Romania)
Islamic Republic of Pakistan : Diagnostic Review of Consumer Protection and Financial Literacy, Volume 2. Comparison with Good Practices
World Bank [2014-03]
The diagnostic review for Consumer Protection and Financial Literacy (CPFL) provides a detailed assessment of the institutional, legal, and regulatory framework in four segments of the financial sector: banking, microfinance, securities, and insurance. The review took place in response to a request for World Bank technical assistance in the field of financial consumer protection made by ...
SUBJECT: checks; information technology; credit products; sales tactics; electronic banking
World Bank [2014-04-08]
Myanmar is an agricultural country. It is estimated that the agriculture sector represents between 35 to 40 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and that up to 70 percent of the labor force (of 32.5 million) is directly or indirectly engaged in agricultural activities or depend on agriculture for their income. Given agriculture's important contribution to the economy, the modernizati ...
SUBJECT: information technology; trust fund; audit committee; outreach; private financial institutions
Reducing Investment Climate Constraints to Higher Growth : Lao People's Democratic Republic Private Sector and Investment Climate Assessment
World Bank et al. 
The survey on Lao private sector and investment climate covered 303 firms in six sectors and seven provinces (Vientiane City, Oudomxay, Luang Prabang, Luangnamtha, Xayaboury, Savannakhet, and Champassack). The survey included 246 firms in manufacturing covering wood processing, construction materials, garments, textiles/handicraft, and food and beverage sectors and 57 firms in tourism c ...
SUBJECT: maturities; villages; transport services; opportunity costs; fixed costs