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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Creating Value With Leasing In Emerging Markets

    Leasing provides a means to deliver increased domestic investment within economies. By developing additional financial tools such as leasing or mortgages, countries are able to deepen the activities of their financial sector by introducing new products and/or industry players. Although leasing is used as a means of asset financing by...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Investing Across Borders 2010: Indicators Of Foreign Direct Investment Regulation In 87 Economies

    The Investing Across Borders (IAB) indicators measure FDI regulation in 4 specific policy areas. They aim to complement existing measures of the quality of business environments. Quantitative data and benchmarking can be useful in stimulating policy debate and action, both by exposing potential challenges and by identifying where policy makers...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Mobile Payments Go Viral: M-PESA in Kenya

    M-PESA is a small-value electronic payment and store of value system that is accessible from ordinary mobile phones. It has seen exceptional growth since its introduction by mobile phone operator Safaricom in Kenya in March 2007: it has already been adopted by 9 million customers (corresponding to 40% of Kenya's...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Bankruptcy Regimes During Financial Distress

    A question frequently asked at the onset of economic crises is whether the existing bankruptcy regimes can adequately deal with the increase in corporate and bank failures. This paper describes how bankruptcy reforms developed, what bankruptcy regimes aim to achieve, how they achieve their goals in normal times, and what...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Challenges And Opportunities Of EU-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement For The Development Of Securities Markets And Non-Bank Financial Institutions In Ukraine

    This paper examines the challenges and opportunities presented by the future integration of the Ukrainian securities market and NBFIs in the EU single market in financial services, in the framework of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) currently being negotiated between the Ukrainian Government and the European Commission. The FTA is...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Production and Quality of Information for Performance Budgeting: The Australian Case

    This paper aims to provide an overview of the current state of national government performance information in Australia. It identifies the main policies and institutions. It explains the sources, uses and management of performance information. Finally, it discusses the potential for improvements and possible future directions. Australia has a relatively...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Performance Budgeting in the UK: 10 Lessons From a Decade of Experience

    While results-oriented management has featured in some parts of the British Government for decades, the systematic, transparent outcome-based performance management of public expenditure in the UK dates back to the reforms to fiscal institutions and budgetary procedures introduced by the new Labour Government in 1998. The aim of these reforms...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2008

    Dancing With Giants: China, India And The Global Economy

    From the ranks of high-level policymaking to water cooler conversations over the fears of labor offshoring or the safety of children's toys, China and India are a major topic of discussion and debate around the world. The same is true for scholars of the international trading system - knowledge about...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2005

    How Banks Go Abroad: Branches or Subsidiaries?

    The paper examines the factors that influence banks' type of organizational form when operating in foreign markets using an original database of the branches and subsidiaries in Latin America and Eastern Europe of the top 100 international banks. It finds that regulation, taxation, the degree of desired penetration in the...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2004

    Greco-Roman Lessons for Public Debt Management and Debt Market Development

    This paper provides a detailed analysis of the characteristics of the instruments that were used in two countries, their pace of issuance and their impact on the composition of public debt. It notes that the main Greco-Roman lesson for developing and transition countries concerns the transition from an excessive reliance...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2004

    Business Environment and Firm Entry: Evidence From International Data

    Using a comprehensive database of firms in Western and Eastern Europe, this paper studies how the business environment in a country drives the creation of new firms. The focus is on regulations governing entry. It finds entry regulations hamper entry, especially in industries that naturally should have high entry. Also,...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2001

    Do Banks Provision for Bad Loans in Good Times? Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications

    Recent debate about the pro-cyclical effects of bank capital requirements has ignored the important role that bank loan loss provisions play in the overall framework of minimum capital regulation. It is frequently observed that under provisioning, due to inadequate assessment of expected credit losses, aggravates the negative effect of minimum...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Investing Across Borders 2010: Indicators Of Foreign Direct Investment Regulation In 87 Economies

    The Investing Across Borders (IAB) indicators measure FDI regulation in 4 specific policy areas. They aim to complement existing measures of the quality of business environments. Quantitative data and benchmarking can be useful in stimulating policy debate and action, both by exposing potential challenges and by identifying where policy makers...

    Provided By World Bank Group

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Bankruptcy Regimes During Financial Distress

    A question frequently asked at the onset of economic crises is whether the existing bankruptcy regimes can adequately deal with the increase in corporate and bank failures. This paper describes how bankruptcy reforms developed, what bankruptcy regimes aim to achieve, how they achieve their goals in normal times, and what...

    Provided By World Bank Group

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Creating Value With Leasing In Emerging Markets

    Leasing provides a means to deliver increased domestic investment within economies. By developing additional financial tools such as leasing or mortgages, countries are able to deepen the activities of their financial sector by introducing new products and/or industry players. Although leasing is used as a means of asset financing by...

    Provided By World Bank Group

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Challenges And Opportunities Of EU-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement For The Development Of Securities Markets And Non-Bank Financial Institutions In Ukraine

    This paper examines the challenges and opportunities presented by the future integration of the Ukrainian securities market and NBFIs in the EU single market in financial services, in the framework of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) currently being negotiated between the Ukrainian Government and the European Commission. The FTA is...

    Provided By World Bank Group

  • White Papers // Apr 2008

    Dancing With Giants: China, India And The Global Economy

    From the ranks of high-level policymaking to water cooler conversations over the fears of labor offshoring or the safety of children's toys, China and India are a major topic of discussion and debate around the world. The same is true for scholars of the international trading system - knowledge about...

    Provided By World Bank Group

  • White Papers // Jun 2001

    Do Banks Provision for Bad Loans in Good Times? Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications

    Recent debate about the pro-cyclical effects of bank capital requirements has ignored the important role that bank loan loss provisions play in the overall framework of minimum capital regulation. It is frequently observed that under provisioning, due to inadequate assessment of expected credit losses, aggravates the negative effect of minimum...

    Provided By World Bank Group

  • White Papers // Mar 2004

    Business Environment and Firm Entry: Evidence From International Data

    Using a comprehensive database of firms in Western and Eastern Europe, this paper studies how the business environment in a country drives the creation of new firms. The focus is on regulations governing entry. It finds entry regulations hamper entry, especially in industries that naturally should have high entry. Also,...

    Provided By World Bank Group

  • White Papers // Sep 2004

    Greco-Roman Lessons for Public Debt Management and Debt Market Development

    This paper provides a detailed analysis of the characteristics of the instruments that were used in two countries, their pace of issuance and their impact on the composition of public debt. It notes that the main Greco-Roman lesson for developing and transition countries concerns the transition from an excessive reliance...

    Provided By World Bank Group

  • White Papers // Oct 2005

    How Banks Go Abroad: Branches or Subsidiaries?

    The paper examines the factors that influence banks' type of organizational form when operating in foreign markets using an original database of the branches and subsidiaries in Latin America and Eastern Europe of the top 100 international banks. It finds that regulation, taxation, the degree of desired penetration in the...

    Provided By World Bank Group

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Production and Quality of Information for Performance Budgeting: The Australian Case

    This paper aims to provide an overview of the current state of national government performance information in Australia. It identifies the main policies and institutions. It explains the sources, uses and management of performance information. Finally, it discusses the potential for improvements and possible future directions. Australia has a relatively...

    Provided By World Bank Group

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Performance Budgeting in the UK: 10 Lessons From a Decade of Experience

    While results-oriented management has featured in some parts of the British Government for decades, the systematic, transparent outcome-based performance management of public expenditure in the UK dates back to the reforms to fiscal institutions and budgetary procedures introduced by the new Labour Government in 1998. The aim of these reforms...

    Provided By World Bank Group

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Mobile Payments Go Viral: M-PESA in Kenya

    M-PESA is a small-value electronic payment and store of value system that is accessible from ordinary mobile phones. It has seen exceptional growth since its introduction by mobile phone operator Safaricom in Kenya in March 2007: it has already been adopted by 9 million customers (corresponding to 40% of Kenya's...

    Provided By World Bank Group