The Little Data Book on Private Sector Development 2012

Access to reliable cross-country data on private sector development is crucial when formulating responses to economic crises. When downturns affect exports, investment, and growth negatively, making life easier for business is a significant step towards economic recovery. This has become obvious during the global financial crisis as governments have tried to stimulate economic growth through the creation of more robust private and finance markets. Improving the investment climate facilitates economic adjustment as it helps attract capital to create jobs and provide basic services. Unsurprisingly, the availability of cross-country data on the business environment has rapidly expanded in recent years; including data from the World Bank Group's doing business project, enterprise surveys, and the entrepreneurship snapshots. The data sources presented in this book report on the scope and types of regulations that enhance and constrain business activity and provide information on business owners' assessment of the business environment. The data have led to new research, enabled benchmarking, and informed the reform process in many developing countries. Included in this guide are indicators on the economic and social context, the investment climate, private sector investment, finance and banking, and infrastructure. Though a pocket guide cannot include all relevant variables, the indicators that are included provide users with a general understanding of the private sector in each country.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: World Bank
Format: Publication biblioteca
Published: Washington, DC 2012-06
Subjects:Agriculture, asset ratio, assets, Bank capital, benchmarking, business activity, business owners, cash surplus, CD, consumer price index, currency units, debt, Deposit, Deposit money banks, deposits, developing countries, Development Economics, Domestic credit, economic crises, economic growth, economic statistics, Entrepreneurship, Exchange rate, exports, financial crisis, financial system, fixed capital, foreign direct investment, GDP, Government debt, Gross fixed capital formation, Income, Income group, Inflation, information on business, Interest rate spread, International Bank, Investment climate, investment Finance, local currency, municipalities, national income, New business, New businesses, nonperforming loans, private capital, Real interest, Real interest rate, subscriptions, tax, tax rate, Unemployment, Unemployment rate, Union, value added, wages,
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