International Finance Corporation
This paper discusses the great potential for sovereign wealth funds and the ways that potential can be tapped in Africa.
Healthy Partnerships: How Governments Can Engage the Private Sector to Improve Health in Africa assesses how governments and the private health sector are working together in forty-five African countries. The Report finds that governments and the private health sector can and should improve the way they work together in order to meet health goals in Africa. It offers specific recommendations for governments, the private sector, and other stakeholders. The results open a window on to the landscape of private health care in Africa.
Doing Business 2011 is the eighth 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.
This guide is designed to help project teams engaged in investment climate reform in conflict-affected countries more effectively design, plan, implement, and evaluate reform projects.
Doing Business ranks economies based on 10 indicators of business regulation that record the time and cost to meet government requirements in starting and operating a business, trading across borders, paying taxes, and closing a business.
Competition Policy and Promotion of Investment, Economic Growth and Poverty Alleviation in Least Developed Countries
This occasional paper put out by the Foreign Investment Advisory Service of the IFC addresses the topic of competition in the LDCs. The paper specifically investigates the effectiveness of policies encouraging competition to foster economic growth and alleviate poverty.
This policy note describes the possibilities of entreprise formalization, specifically in Africa.
This brief outlines lessons learned and best practices when undertaking a sound business climate survey.
Market Movers tells the stories of a number of firms in emerging economies that have managed to find business value in strategies based on sustainability.