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Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publication
Keywords: medium, size, enterprises, small, regulations, business, understanding, doing
Number of Pages: 278
Published: 2013-10-25
ISBN-10: 0821399845
ISBN-13: 9780821399842

Eleventh in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 189 economies, Doing Business 2014 measures regulations affecting 11 areas of everyday business activity: ¿ Starting a business ¿ Dealing with construction permits ¿ Getting electricity ¿ Registering property ¿ Getting credit ¿ Protecting investors ¿ Paying taxes ¿ Trading across borders ¿ Enforcing contracts ¿ Closing a business ¿ Employing workers The report updates all indicators as of June 1, 2013, ranks economies on their overall “ease
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Authors: Roberta Gatti, Diego Angel-Urdinola, Joana Silva,
Publisher: World Bank Publicatio
Keywords: north, africa, directions, development, east, middle, jobs, challenge, informality, striving
Number of Pages: 320
Published: 2014-08-01
ISBN-10: 0821395351
ISBN-13: 9780821395356

While economic growth has been sustained for a number of years in many countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, this has not resulted in the creation of an adequate number of jobs and has succeeded, at best, in generating low-quality, informal jobs. While there is a great deal of heterogeneity across countries, informality in MENA is widespread, and some countries in the region are amongst the most informal economies in the world. The book looks at informality through a human development angle and focuses specifically on informal employment. In line with this approach, the
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Authors: Klaudijo Stroligo, Horst Intscher, Susan Davis-Cr
Publisher: World Bank Publication
Keywords: bank, studies, world, transactions, suspicious, suspending
Number of Pages: 108
Published: 2013-07-18
ISBN-10: 0821399179
ISBN-13: 9780821399170

Seizure and confiscation of proceeds of crime, and funds intended to finance terrorism, are key objectives of the global initiative to combat money laundering and terrorism financing. The timely identification and immobilization of such funds are critical to permit the action necessary to prevent the flight of illicit assets beyond the reach of national law enforcement and prosecutorial authorities. Among the measures and tools that have been developed is the power for Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) to order the postponement of transactions involving funds suspected of being related to m
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Authors: Kimmo Halme, Ilari Lindy, Kalle A. Piirainen, Ves
Publisher: World Bank Publication
Keywords: governance, directions, development, policies, lessons, knowledge, economy, finland
Number of Pages: 182
Published: 2014-04-21
ISBN-10: 1464801940
ISBN-13: 9781464801945

Finland is known for its consistent progress in the economy and competitiveness, as well as the egalitarian society underneath it. Yet, the challenges experienced by Finland in the beginning of the 20th century were similar to those experienced by many countries today. Finland emerged as an independent nation in the midst of international economic and political turbulence. In spite of its remoteness, relative scarcity of natural resources, smallness of the home market and recent history characterized by wars and social cleavages, Finland transformed itself from an agriculture-based economy in
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Author: Gene Kizer, Jr.
Publisher: Charleston Athenaeum Press
Keywords: irrefutable, argument, states, war, cause, slavery
Number of Pages: 250
Published: 2014-08-26
ISBN-10: 0985363274
ISBN-13: 9780985363277

A powerful argument with citation and 140 sources proving unequivocally that the North did not go to war to end slavery or free the slaves. The cause of the War Between the States (Civil War) was the threatened economic annihilation of the North brought about by the secession of the Southern States. The North quickly discovered that its great wealth and employment depended on manufacturing and shipping for the South, and without the South, the North was headed fast to economic collapse and anarchy. The North’s passage of the astronomical Morrill Tariff at the same time that Southerners m
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Author: Mary Hallward-Driemeier Tazeen HasanBrand Brand
Publisher: World Bank Press
Keywords: africa, development, forum, opportunities, economic, women, legal, rights, empowering
Number of Pages: 232
Published: 2012-10-04
ISBN-10: 0821395335
ISBN-13: 9780821395332

The importance of property rights in providing the incentive to invest, work hard, and innovate has been recognized for centuries. Yet, many women in Africa do not have the same property rights or formal legal capacity enjoyed by men. Empowering Women: Legal Rights and Economic Opportunities in Africa documents the extent to which the legal capacity and property rights vary for women and men, and analyzes the impact this has on women s economic opportunities. The book introduces the Women s Legal Economic Empowerment Database Africa (Women LEED Africa). This database covers all 47 countries in
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Author: Dr Helen Crawley
Publisher: First Steps Nutrition Trust
Keywords: guide, practical, pregnancy, healthy, eating
Number of Pages: 94
Published: 2014-03-06
ISBN-10: 1908924187
ISBN-13: 9781908924186

This guide is now available as a free pdf download and provides general advice for health professionals to support all pregnant women about food, nutrition and pregnancy. It includes recipes and meal ideas and will hopefully sit alongside other local public health guidance to provide practical explanation of what ’eating well’ looks like in practice.    As with all our resources the information is in line with current Government policy and has been reviewed by experts in the field.    Contents About this guide 4 PART 1 Advice on eating well in pregnancy 5
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