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Finance and Private Sector Research

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A well-functioning financial system and a vigorous private sector are important drivers of growth and poverty reduction. Finance is central to private sector development and vice versa, and large parts of both sub-disciplines revolve around the behavior and performance of firms. More »


Working Papers

The Impact of Social Mobilization on Health Service Delivery and Health Outcomes: Evidence from Rural Pakistan
Xavier Gine, Salma Khalid, Ghazala Mansuri
Policy Research Working Paper 8313, January 2018

Bank Ownership: Trends and Implications
Robert Cull, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria, and Jeanne Verrier
Policy Research Working Paper 8297, January 2017

State Ownership of Financial Institutions in Europe and Central Asia
Aurora Ferrari, Davide S. Mare, and Ilias Skamnelos
Policy Research Working Paper 8288, December 2017

Are International Banks Different? Evidence on Bank Performance and Strategy
Ata Can Bertay, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, and Harry Huizinga
Policy Research Working Paper 8286, December 2017

Are Psychometric Tools a Viable Screening Method for Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Lending? Evidence from Peru
Irani Arráiz, Miriam Bruhn, and Claudia Ruiz Ortega
Policy Research Working Paper 8276, December 2017

Man vs. Machine in Predicting Successful Entrepreneurs: Evidence from a Business Plan Competition in Nigeria
David McKenzie and Dario Sansone
Policy Research Working Paper 8271, December 201

Mission and the Bottom Line Performance Incentives in a Multi-Goal Organization
Xavier Giné, Ghazala Mansuri, and Slesh A. Shrestha
Policy Research Working Paper 8270, December 2017

Microfinance and Economic Development
Robert Cull and Jonathan Morduch
Policy Research Working Paper 8252, November 2017

SME Finance
Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, and Vojislav Maksimovic
Policy Research Working Paper 8241, November 2017

Learning the Impact of Financial Education When Take-Up Is Low
Gabriel Lara Ibarra, David McKenzie, and Claudia Ruiz Ortega
Policy Research Working Paper 8238, November 2017

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