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close this bookPrivate Sector Development in Low-Income Countries - Development in Practice (WB, 1996, 188 p.)
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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
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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
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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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Acronyms and abbreviations

AGETIP

Agences d'Execution des Travaux d'lnteret Public

CFA

Communaute Financiere Africaine

CFAF

Communaute Financiere Africaine franc

COE

Collectively owned enterprise

CRG

Competitiveness review group

DAC

Development Assistance Committee

EMDB

Emerging Markets Data Base

FDI

Foreign direct investment

GDP

Gross domestic product

GATT

General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs

IBRD

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

IDA

International Development Association

ICOR

Incremental capital-output ratio

IFC

International Finance Corporation

IPA

Investment promotion agency

FIAS

Foreign Investment Advisory Service

LTPS

Long-Term Perspective Study

MIGA

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

NGO

Nongovernmental organization

OECD

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

PSAG

Private sector advisory group

QR

Quantitative restriction

SME

Small and medium-size enterprise

SOE

State-owned enterprise

SPF

State Property Fund

VAT

Value-added tax