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close this bookPrivate Sector Development in Low-Income Countries - Development in Practice (WB, 1996, 188 p.)
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View the documentForeword
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close this folderChapter 1-From state to market uneven progress
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View the documentRecent policy reforms
View the documentFast and slow growers
View the documentThe drag of public
View the documentRegulation and barriers to competition a harsh business environment
View the documentPoor quality of physical infrastructure and human resources
View the documentThe reform agenda
close this folderChapter 2-Establishing an attractive business environment agile firms, agile institutions
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View the documentThe private sector's assessment of the business environment
View the documentFoundations of a dynamic private sector
View the documentSecure, flexible transactions
View the documentCompetition-and simplified regulation
View the documentEnterprise development
View the documentEfficient infrastructure
View the documentThe agenda for developing an attractive yet competitive business environment
close this folderChapter 3-Reforming public enterprise farther performing and faster
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View the documentPublic enterprises are not performing well
View the documentTurning to the private sector—slowly
View the documentThe way forward—farther and faster
close this folderChapter 4-Building robust financial systems— difficult but pressing
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View the documentWhat went wrong?
View the documentWhat has been done?
View the documentWhat remains to be done?
View the documentThe path for reform
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THIS report was prepared by a team led by Magdi R. Iskander and comprising Arvind Gupta, Bita Hadjimichael, Kristin Hallberg, John Nellis, Roy Pepper, and Charles Thomas. It drew on background papers prepared by Klaus Deininger, Omer Karasapan, Sunita Kikeri, Clare Narrod, Ousa Sananikone, Dina L. Umali-Deininger, and Douglas Webb. Special thanks for their valuable comments and suggestions go to Mark Baird, A. Basu, Loup Brefort, Gerard Caprio, Paula Donovan, Ahmed Galal, Michael Klein, Johannes Linn, Ignacio Mas, Diana McNaughton, John Page, Gary Perlin, D. C. Rao, Jean-Franc,ois Rischard, Neil Roger, Enrique RuedaSabater, Silvia Sagari, John Shilling, Ernest Stern, Paulo Vieira Da Cunha, Douglas Webb, Michel Wormser, and Roberto Zagha.

The editorial-production team for the report was led by Bruce Ross Larson and Meta de Coquereaumont, with assistance from Heather Cochran, Julie Harris, Paul Holtz, Heather Imboden, and Debbie Sinmao. Helen Toni was a constant source of assistance and support throughout the project.