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Author: Kulsum Ahmed
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: finding, alternatives, chlorofluorocarbons, enterprises, study, development, pollution, abatement, technological
Number of Pages: 46
Published: 1995-08
ISBN-10: 0821331205
ISBN-13: 9780821331200

World Bank Technical Paper No. 271. Documents the move to low-polluting practices by enterprises in response to the global problem of stratospheric ozone depletion. The continued expansion of industry, particularly in developing countries, m
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Author: William Shear
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: term, enterprises, structures, congressional, testimony, housing, revising, freddie, mae, mac, analysis, options, fannie
Number of Pages: 19
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437924034
ISBN-13: 9781437924039

Discusses options for restructuring Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. On Sept. 6, 2008, both enterprises were placed in conservatorship out of concern that their deteriorating financial condition and potential default on $5.4 trillion in financial obligations threatened the stability of financial markets. This testimony: (1) summarizes the enterprises' performance in achieving key housing mission objectives; (2) identifies various options for revising the enterprises' long-term structures; (3) analyzes these options in terms of their potential capacity to achieve key housing mission and safety objec
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Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: trading, state, enterprises, distort, trade, agricultural, ability, australia, new, zealand, potential, canada
Number of Pages: 86
Published: 2004-08-30
ISBN-10: 0788133713
ISBN-13: 9780788133718

Some members of GATT are using state trading enterprises to regulate imports &/or exports of selected products. Through their monopoly powers and government support, they may have the ability to distort worldwide trade in their respective commodities. This report reviews state trading enterprises in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It focuses on the capabilities and activities of the Canadian Wheat Board, the Australian Wheat Board, and the New Zealand Dairy Board. Charts and graphs.
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Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Na
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: scale, enterprises, small, based, forest, microfinance
Number of Pages: 114
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 9251054126
ISBN-13: 9789251054123

Communities around the world rely on forests for their livelihoods, and the sustainable development of small-scale, often family-run enterprises is increasingly recognised as a key to poverty reduction. This publication examines the needs of such small-scale enterprises for access to microfinance services, given the seasonal and often unpredictable nature of forest-based activities. It looks at different types of financial institutions (such as banks, non-governmental organisations, co-operatives and credit unions) as well as group lending, leasing, insurance and cash transfers. The strengths
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Author: Ronald L. Parker
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: african, countries, five, liberalization, enterprises, adjusting, small
Number of Pages: 110
Published: 1995
ISBN-10: 082133154X
ISBN-13: 9780821331545

World Bank Discussion Paper No. 271. This study incorporates data from comparable surveys across five African countries--Ghana, Malawi, Mali, Senegal, and Tanzania--to analyze how small and micro enterprises have been positively and negatively affe
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Author: World Bank. Independent Evaluation Group
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: financial, experience, intermediaries, frontier, countries, ifc, evaluation, small, micro, medium, enterprises, independent, financing
Number of Pages: 135
Published: 2008-04
ISBN-10: 0821374176
ISBN-13: 9780821374177

This evaluation assesses the strategies, investment projects, and technical assistance operations of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) from Fiscal Year 1994 - Fiscal Year 2005 to support micro, small and medium size enterprises (MSMEs) in frontier countries (i.e., low income or high risk countries). The confluence of two IFC strategic priorities - support for MSMEs and support for enterprises in frontier countries - serves as the point of departure of the evaluation.This timely report will find widespread interest among economic development practitioners in finding sustainable busine
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Author: Barbara W. Lee
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: economies, socialist, privatization, reform, enterprise
Number of Pages: 40
Published: 1990
ISBN-10: 0821316664
ISBN-13: 9780821316665

State-owned enterprises were the dominant players in socialist economies during the past four decades. Yet most such governments had become dissatisfied with these enterprises over time. Among the main problems were: -- Inefficiencies of production methods -- Stagnating production rates -- Poor quality of the items produced -- High pollution rates -- Lack of technological innovation This report review the attempts of seven socialist countries to reform their state-owned enterprises -- Algeria, China, Hungary, Laos, Mozambique, Poland, and Yugoslavia. The report assesses the experience of these
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