Doing Business -- An Independent Evaluation

Taking the Measure of the World Bank-IFC Doing Business Indicators

Author: World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 118

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This independent evaluation of the Doing Business Indicators assesses the methods and processes used to construct the indicators, their relevance to development outcomes, and their usefulness to policy makers and other stakeholders. It makes recommendations for improving the collection and presentation of data and for greater clarity in communicating what the indicators can and cannot capture.

Doing Business In Latin America

Challenges and Opportunities

Author: John E. Spillan

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Success in today's globalized business environment requires deep knowledge of varied areas, and the willingness to engage in commerce not just across geographic areas, but cross-culturally and environmentally as well. Doing Business in Latin America offers an in-depth look at a complex region, integrating practitioners’ and scholars’ ideas to examine business conducted in Latin America through the lens of international business and globalization. The book introduces, discusses, and explains in detail the historical, economic, cultural, political, and technological impacts of globalization and business conduct in Latin American countries. It also considers the contemporary business environment of the area, looking at how current country and regional factors have affected the process of starting and operating businesses. Finally, it looks forward to the emerging trends that portend the future of business in these countries. With its combination of contemporary analysis and historical discussion, this book is a vital tool to all scholars and practitioners with an interest in the opportunities offered by the current Latin American business environment.

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2011, Middle East and Central Asia

Author: International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: International Monetary Fund


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 118

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The Arab Spring holds the promise of improved living standards and a more prosperous future for the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa region. At the same time, the region is witnessing uncertainty and economic pressures from domestic and external sources, which will likely be exacerbated by the recent worsening of the global economy. The main challenge in the short term will be to manage expectations while maintaining economic stability. To that end, better-targeted subsidies and transfers will help free up resources for investment in infrastructure, education, and health. Policies aimed at fostering inclusive growth will also help cement the longer-term benefits of the ongoing changes in the region. In the Caucasus and Central Asia, the economic outlook is broadly positive. Exports and remittances--key growth drivers in 2010--are continuing to grow solidly, helping the recovery gain firm momentum. At the same time, uncertainties over the robustness of the global recovery constitute a downside risk to the growth outlook. Key challenges facing the region over the medium term are to create jobs and foster high and inclusive growth.

2016 Growth Slowdown Analysis, Ease Of Doing Business Index, And Annual Competitiveness Studies Of Indonesia's Sub-national Economies

Author: Tan Khee Giap

Publisher: World Scientific


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

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This book is an update of the annual flagship study by the Asia Competitiveness Institute at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, that dissects Indonesia's sub-national competitiveness at both the provincial level (covering 34 provinces) and the regional level (covering six major island groups). Based on a rich dataset of 100 indicators, the study covers four environments of competitiveness: (1) Macroeconomic Stability, (2) Government and Institutional Setting, (3) Financial, Businesses, and Manpower Conditions, and (4) Quality of Life and Infrastructure Development. It also presents each province and region's comparative strengths and weaknesses, and conducts "what-if" policy simulations to propose policy suggestions. Aside from exploring competitiveness, the book also features empirical research on the determinants of growth slowdown in Indonesian provinces and its impact on policy implications. It also features the inaugural Ease of Doing Business Index on Attractiveness to Investors, Business Friendliness and Competitive Policies (EDB Index ABC) for Indonesian provinces. Coupled with practical insights and policy implications, this book is a recommended read for policymakers, researchers, and the general audience interested in Indonesia's economic development. Contents: Introduction2016 Annual Update on Competitiveness Analysis of Indonesian Provinces2016 Annual Update on Competitiveness Analysis of Indonesian RegionsGrowth Slowdown Analysis by Income Thresholds for Indonesia's Sub-National Economies2016 Inaugural Ease of Doing Business Index on Attractiveness to Investors, Business Friendliness and Competitive Policies (EDB Index ABC) for Indonesian ProvincesConclusion Readership: Policymakers, researchers, and the general audience interested in Indonesia's economic development. Keywords: Competitiveness;Indonesia;Indonesian Provinces;Growth Slowdown;Ease of Doing Business;Economic Development;Global Commodity Price Bust;Commodity-Exporting Country;Governing InstitutionsReview: "The ACI survey provides critical policy insights on competitiveness to lay the groundwork for governments to frame and improve their competitiveness policies, and provides guidance for business-seeking entities to enter the market." Dr Darmin Nasution Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Republic of Indonesia "As I have mentioned several times, this research is very important for Indonesia ... I recommend that this research result be disseminated to all Indonesian bureaucrats of the central government as well as the provincial level." Prof. Dr Kuntoro Mangkusubroto School of Business and Management, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia Key Features: This is the only annual study of Indonesia's sub-national competitiveness landscape which is conducted impartially and aimed towards Indonesian policymakers as well as the international audienceThe book presents a comprehensive analysis based on an extensive dataset sourced from formal statistics as well as surveys conducted jointly with the government, business owners, and academic institutions in all Indonesian provincesIn this installment of the series, the book features an empirical study on growth slowdown by income thresholds in Indonesia's provinces as well as the inaugural Ease of Doing Business Index on Attractiveness to Investors, Business Friendliness and Competitive Policies (EDB Index ABC) for Indonesian provinces

Practical Economics

Economic Transformation and Government Reform in Georgia 2004–2012

Author: Nika Gilauri

Publisher: Springer


Category: Political Science

Page: 213

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This book is open access under a CC BY license. In this book, Nika Gilauri reveals his formulas for government reform and economic recovery, including how to fight against corruption, reform fiscal policy and tax systems, privatize state-owned enterprises, build a welfare system for those most in need, create a competitive education and healthcare system, and streamline procurement. All formulas are corroborated by practical experience and empirical evidence gathered during Mr Gilauri's term as a cabinet member (2004-2009) and prime minister (2009-2012) of Georgia, and provide an in-depth view of what worked in the case of Georgia since 2003, and how lessons learned could be applied in other parts of the world.

Integration in Energy and Transport

Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey

Author: Alexandros Petersen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: History

Page: 246

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The South Caucasus region has established itself as a corridor for transporting energy from Azerbaijan to Georgia, Turkey, and on to Europe. This book examines the capacity of this new east–west “Eurasian bridge” to change the relations among these countries and analyzes the role of transnational extra-regional actors.

Handbook of Research on Global Enterprise Operations and Opportunities

Author: Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

Publisher: IGI Global


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 375

View: 123

Organizational applications and managerial implications of new technology resources require a forum for the discussion of issues of best business practice and success. The Handbook of Research on Global Enterprise Operations and Opportunities is a valuable source for the latest research on global resource management with a focus on the managerial and organizational facets. Featuring coverage on a range of topics and perspectives such as global enterprise systems, IT diffusion, and global data security, this publication is ideally designed for researchers, academics, and practitioners seeking current research on approaches to successful business technology use in all countries.

Women Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Historical Framework, Ecosystem, and Future Perspectives for the Region

Author: Marina Dabić

Publisher: Springer Nature


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 269

View: 364

According to a 2018 World Bank report, Africa is the only region with more women than men choosing to become entrepreneurs – a phenomenon that is not the subject of adequate discussion. This book reveals the latest research-based understanding of the entrepreneurial activities of women in sub-Saharan Africa. Specially invited subject experts present salient dimensions of entrepreneurship by African women, from environmental factors to motivations and influencers as well as financial and non-financial constraints, and highlight the significant role of cultural differences. This book provides a mixture of theoretical, conceptual, and empirical research, and fills the knowledge gap by presenting a wide range of opportunities and challenges faced by sub-Saharan African women entrepreneurs. This book will help policy makers and academic researchers in understanding the role of institutions and entrepreneurship policy in building a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region.

Foreign Capital Flows and Economic Development in Africa

The Impact of BRICS versus OECD

Author: Evelyn Wamboye

Publisher: Springer


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 514

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This collection examines the extent to which foreign capital from conventional (OECD countries) and non-conventional (BRICS) sources has impacted economic development in Africa over the last two decades. It provides in-depth analyses of the nature, motives, and implications of this capital, and identifies drivers of contemporary rapid growth within and across African countries. Authored by leading experts, the book offers original insights for academics, policymakers, and practitioners studying the changes taking place in Africa as the continent strides more confidently toward integration with the global economy. The major themes addressed in this book include:• The implications of growing Chinese engagement in Africa • BRICS countries' versus OECD countries' investment contributions to Africa• The politics of land, land grab, and the puzzle of inclusive development in Africa• Foreign research and development spillovers, trade linkages, and productivity in Africa• Foreign aid effects on social sector, growth, and structural change in Africa• Remittances, foreign debt, resource management, and economic development in Africa