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International Finance Corporation

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Works: 1,751 works in 3,188 publications in 3 languages and 46,003 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Case studies 
Roles: Other, Editor, Publisher, isb, Originator
Classifications: HG3881, 332.153205
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Project finance in developing countries by Priscilla Anita Ahmed( )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report explores the changing face of project finance in developing markets. IFC, and more recently, other multilateral, bilateral, and export credit institutions have played a strong suportive role in bringing project finance to its current volumes. This role was highlighted in 1998, when these institutions sustained flows of an estimated $25 billion at a time when there was an abrupt decline in some types of private flows. IFC, in particular, was a pioneer of project finance in developing countries and has a unique depth of experience in this field, which spans more than 40 years in the practical implementation of some 2000 projects, many of them on a limited-recourse basis. Particularly in today's marketplace, IFC's ability to mobilize finance (both loan and equity for its own account and syndicated loans under its B-loan program), the strength of iis project appraisal capabilities, and its experience in structuring complex transactions in difficult environments have been reassuring to other participants and important to the successful financing of many projects. This report draws on IFC's experience in more than 230 greenfield projects costing upward of $30 billion that relied on project finance on a limited-recourse basis (see Appendix A). It opens with a brief description of the major international trends in project finance over the past two decades and then turns to the essential ingredients of successful project financing."--Publisher abstract
Trends in private investment in developing countries : statistics for 1970-2000 and the impact on private investment of corruption and the quality of public investment by Lawrence Bouton( )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Doing business in 2004 : understanding regulation( )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Doing Business in 2004 provides both qualitative and quantitative information on the business climate in over 130 countries. Doing Business constructs a new set of indicators on the regulatory environment for private sector development and provides a collection of informative case studies of real-life experiences. Doing Business in 2004 covers the fundamental aspects of a business life cycle, from starting a business to bankruptcy. Topics include access to credit, bankruptcy, entry regulations, contract enforcement, and labor regulations."
Doing business in 2005 : removing obstacles to growth by World Bank( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A copublication of the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation and Oxford University Press."
Fuel for thought : an environmental strategy for the energy sector by World Bank( )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Striking the right balance between vital energy development and protection of the environment is complex in theory, and even more challenging in practice. This book seeks to identify areas of conflict and provide a practical strategy to minimize negative impacts in the future. It was prepared in consultation with a broad array of stakeholders and provides a useful guide for anyone concerned with energy and environmental issues, as well as the World Bank's client countries and partners."--Jacket
The private sector and development : five case studies by International Finance Corporation( )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreign direct investment by Dale R Weigel( )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FDI, this integration will lead to an overall increase in FDI flows
Financial institutions by Teresa Barger( )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domestic capital is the driving force behind any country's development, and effective domestic financial institutions are one of its most important facilitators, as these are the key channels between savings, and investment, a determinant of a country's economic growth. At the same time, foreign investment has a critical role to play, for it also brings foreign technical knowledge, competitive pricing, and higher standards of disclosure and performance. On developing the financial sector, the study looks at how to build financial infrastructure, and identifies the following areas, many developing economies are addressing: promotion and regulation of private sector financial institutions; regulation, and structures of investment funds, pension funds, and other institutional investors; funds mobilization; policy formation regarding sectoral development; and, creation of market systems. It is highlighted that progress must be made at both the institutional level, and at the regulatory level, summarizing the need for strong management, and governance, sound banking practices, to create a level playing field with adequate local counterparts. This requires strengthened local intermediation that provides venture capital funds, and lending activities. The International Finance Corporation's (IFC) efforts in attracting international capital is concentrated on policy advice and technical assistance, portfolio investment funds, and private equity funds among others. Future directions will be in creating local currency vehicles for savings, and investing; on helping authorities and private institutions adapt to globalization; on meeting the needs of a growing middle class, and business environment; and, on assisting in deepening bond markets
Investment and institutional uncertainty : a comparative study of different uncertainty measures by Aymo Brunetti( )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doing business in ... by World Bank( )

in 3 languages and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doing business 2008 : comparing regulation in 178 economies by World Bank( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 2004 Doing Business has tracked regulatory reforms aimed at improving the ease of doing business in the worldʹs economies -- from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Doing Business 2008, the fifth report in the series, found that large emerging markets -- such as China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Turkey, and Vietnam -- were reforming fast. The report also found that more businesses were starting up, thanks to reforms of business regulation in the period tracked -- April 2006 to June 2007
Doing business 2007 : how to reform : comparing regulation in 175 economies by World Bank( )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Doing Business 2007: How to Reform is the fourth in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 175 economies - from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe - and over time." "Regulations affecting 10 areas of everyday business are measured: starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and closing a business. The indicators are used to analyze economic outcomes and identify what reforms have worked, where and why."--Jacket
Doing business 2009 : comparing regulation in 181 economies by World Bank( )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Doing Business 2009 is the sixth in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 181 economies - from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe - and over time." "Regulations affecting 10 stages of the life of a business are measured: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and closing a business. Data in Doing Business 2009 are current as of June 1, 2008. The indicators are used to analyze economic outcomes and identify what reforms have worked, where and why." "The methodology for the legal rights of lenders and borrowers, part of the getting credit indicators, changed for Doing Business 2009. See Data notes for details."--Jacket
Trends in private investment in developing countries : statistics for 1970-96 by Jack D Glen( )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation The ninth edition of Trends in Private Investment in Developing Countries provides private and public investment data through 1996. This year's edition includes information about levels of investment in the G4 countries and about domestic capital markets as sources of finance for investment. There is great variation in the level of investment in the G4. Regarding domestic capital markets, while stock and bond markets have grown rapidly since 1980, they remain rather unimportant in most developing countries as sources of finance for private investment. This year's edition includes statistics for four major OECD countries for comparison with developing country trends. It also includes a discussion of domestic capital markets in financing private investment; even though stock and bond markets have grown at a rapid rate, they play only a minor role in financing investment in the developing countries where banks are a more important source of financing
Investment funds in emerging markets by Laurence Carter( )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of capital markets in economic development is becoming increasingly evident. It is now widely recognized that there is a direct correlation between economic growth and development of the financial sector. A well-functioning financial intermediation system helps to facilitate a virtuous circle of productivity increases, economic growth, and domestic savings
World tables by The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development( )

in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains comprehensive social, economic, and environmental data for low- and middle income economies
World Bank annual report by World Bank( )

in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private business in developing countries : improved prospects by Guy Pierre Pfeffermann( )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After decades of growing state involvement in development, and many years of government hostility to private foreign investment, things have been changing over the past few years, and business prospects in the developing countries have taken a distinct turn for the better. This paper deals with this historic improvement which is part of the world wide efforts at structural adjustment. It addresses the question of what lies in store for private business. Particular attention is paid to recent trends in foreign direct investment and to privatization efforts
Reforming the investment climate : lessons for practitioners by Sunita Kikeri( )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people agree that a good investment climate is essential for growth and poverty reduction. Less clear is how to achieve it. Many reforms are complex, involving more than technical design and content. They are both political, facing opposition from organized and powerful groups-and institutionally demanding, cutting across different departments and levels of government. Reform thus requires paying as much attention to understanding the politics and institutional dimensions as to policy substance, which is the goal of this paper. Drawing from more than 25 case studies, it shows that there is no single recipe or "manual" for reform, given diverse contexts and serendipity in any reform effort. But three broad lessons emerge. The first is to recognize and seize opportunities for reform. Crisis and new governments are important catalysts, but so is the competition generated by trade integration and new benchmarking information. The second is to invest early in the politics of reform. Central to this process is using education and persuasion strategies to gain wider acceptance and neutralize opponents. Pilot programs can be valuable for demonstrating the benefits and feasibility of change. And the third is to pay greater attention to implementation and monitoring. This does not require full scale public management reforms. Reformers can draw on private sector change management techniques to revitalize public institutions responsible for implementation. Given the cross-cutting nature of reform, new oversight mechanisms may be needed to monitor and sustain reform. The paper concludes with an emerging checklist for reformers and identifies areas for future work
Doing business 2010( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and French and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doing Business 2010 is the seventh in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 183 economies--from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe--and over time. Regulations affecting 10 stages of a business's life are measured: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforci
 
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Doing business in 2004 : understanding regulation
Alternative Names
Aiefushi

Banque internationale pour la reconstruction et le développement Société financière internationale

Beynəlxalq Maliyyə Korporasiyası

C.F.I.

CFI

CFI (Corporación financiera internacional)

Corporació Financera Internacional

Corporació Internacional de Finances

Corporación financiera internacional

Det internasjonale finansieringsinstituttet

Groupe de la Banque Mondiale Société Financière Internationale

Grupo Banco Mundial Corporación Financiera Internacional

I.F.C.

IFC

IFC (International Finance Corporation)

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development Corporación Financiera Internacional

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development International Finance Corporation

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development Société Financière Internationale

International finance corporation

Internationale Finanz-Corporation

Internationale Finanz-Corporation internationale Organisation

Internationale Finanzkorporation

Internationella finansieringsbolaget

Kansainvälinen rahoitusyhtiö

Kokusai Kin'yu Kosha

Medzinárodná finančná korporácia Inštitúcia Skupiny Svetovej banky založená v roku 1956.

Meždunarodnaja Finansova Korporacija

Mezhdunarodnai︠a︡ finansovai︠a︡ korporat︠s︡ii︠a︡

Mezinárodní finanční korporace

MFK

Międzynarodowa Korporacja Finansowa

Międzynarodowe Towarzystwo Finansowe

Międzynarodowy Bank Odbudowy i Rozwoju Międzynarodowe Towarzystwo Finansowe

Miz︠h︡narodna finansova korporat︠s︡ii︠a︡

Mìžnarodna fìnansova korporacìâ.

MTF.

Nemzetközi Pénzügyi Társaság

Paris (France)

Perbadanan Kewangan Antarabangsa

Rahvusvaheline Finantskorporatsioon.

S.F.I.

SFI

SFI (Société financière internationale)

Società finanziaria internazionale

Societatea Financiară Internațională

Société financière internationale.

Starptautiskā finanšu korporācija

Tập đoàn Tài chính Quốc tế

Uluslararası Finans Kurumu

Washington (D.C.)

Weltbank Corporación Financiera Internacional

Weltbank International Finance Corporation

World Bank Group International Finance Corporation

World Bank Group Société Financière Internationale

World Bank. IFC.

World Bank International Finance Corporation

Xalıqaralıq qarjı korporacïyası

Меѓународна финансиска корпорација

Международная финансовая корпорация

Међународна финансијска корпорација

Міжнародна фінансова корпорація

Халыкара финанс корпорациясе

Халықаралық қаржы корпорациясы

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بین الاقوامی مالیاتی شرکت

حالىقارالىق قارجى كورپوراتسىيياسى

مؤسسة التمويل الدولية

مؤسسه مالی بین‌المللی

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Trends in private investment in developing countries : statistics for 1970-2000 and the impact on private investment of corruption and the quality of public investmentDoing business in 2004 : understanding regulationDoing business in 2005 : removing obstacles to growthFuel for thought : an environmental strategy for the energy sectorThe private sector and development : five case studiesForeign direct investmentFinancial institutionsInvestment and institutional uncertainty : a comparative study of different uncertainty measures