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May 28, 2019
This study demonstrates the need and appetite for affordable, accessible and quality childcare services among working parents in Fiji. The study finds that each year, businesses and the public sector in Fiji are losing an average of 12.7 workdays per employee due to the responsibilities of working parents. Absenteeism, lateness, low productivity, distraction, exhaustion and stress – this is the struggle of juggling work and being a parent in a country where childcare options for children aged zero to five are limited, unregulated and inaccessible to most of the population.
May 22, 2019
Helping to manage risks to Papua New Guinea’s economic growth and ensuring more services for people currently missing out are key elements of the World Bank Group’s new 2019-2023 Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Papua New Guinea, now endorsed by the Board of Executive Directors. The new five year strategy lays out the challenges and opportunities as well as three main focus areas for work by the World Bank Group’s member organizations, including the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) which focuses on the private sector in developing countries; and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), which offers political risk insurance and credit enhancement guarantees. Encouraging more private sector growth is a fundamental focus area to help Papua New Guinea meet its development challenges, create jobs and diversify the economy.
Apr 4, 2019
The Myanmar Corporate Governance Scorecard 2018 assesses the performance of 24 companies in Myanmar on the basis of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Corporate Governance Scorecard. The report is the joint work of IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar, the Yangon Stock Exchange and the Directorate of Company Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
Mar 26, 2019
More than 1,200 people, a third of all employees, from nine Waka Mere companies, participated in the survey on “How problems at home affect employees at work.” The survey findings will inform ongoing development of appropriate workplace responses and provide an early benchmark to measure changes in the ways in which staff are supported. .
Mar 11, 2019
The report offers business leaders an opportunity to understand the experiences of employees relating to bullying and sexual harassment in Myanmar workplaces. It provides a set of practical recommendations, targeting business leaders, human resource managers, employees and other interested parties to create workplaces that are safe and free from bullying and sexual harassment.
Feb 8, 2019
The private sector can help break the cycle of conflict, fragility, and poverty that persists in many fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS). This study draws on academic research and IFC’s experience with the private sector in FCS to derive lessons on how to engage with the private sector to foster growth, job creation, and stability.
English | 44 Pages | 2019 IFC
Dec 7, 2018
To advance the sustainability of Myanmar’s hydropower sector, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation and the Ministry of Electricity and Energy with the support from IFC and the Australian government commenced a country-wide Strategic Environmental Assessment of the hydropower sector. The SEA takes a basin-wide approach to understand the effects on environmental and social values across Myanmar’s primary river basins. Selected resources and materials presented and published during the SEA process are listed here.
Oct 5, 2018
This report shows 15 of the largest businesses in Solomon Islands are now pioneering measures to promote gender diverse workplaces, including new ways to support employees affected by violence. It looks at the first year of the Waka Mere Commitment to Action, a two-year initiative promoting gender equality in the private sector in Solomon Islands.
English | 32 pages | 2018 IFC
Aug 20, 2018
The report sets a baseline, compiles essential information, and supports knowledge sharing and collaboration between entrepreneurs, policymakers, civil society, development agencies, and research institutions in both the sectors. It aims to demonstrate the size of the fresh produce market for Fiji’s hotels and resorts, discuss trends in hotels, and outline recommendations so that the two sectors can work together in the future.
English | 68 pages | 2018 IFC
Aug 20, 2018
The Investment Reform Map (IRM) is an exercise of analytics and dialogue to develop the investment policy needed to attract the type of FDI that can help a country fulfil its development vision. This IRM is a tool to help the Government of Mongolia to capitalize on these FDI opportunities. It provides policymakers the key analysis they need to consider their FDI policy reforms options and priorities.
English | 98 pages | 2018 IFC
Jun 3, 2018
The 2nd edition incorporates recent corporate governance changes applicable to public and listed companies in Indonesia and captures major developments in the global landscape. The manual is a learning tool meant to help Indonesian companies at different developmental stages to better understand the value and benefits of good corporate governance. It gives an overview of how companies could improve their corporate governance and provides a bridge between internationally recognized best practices and local laws, codes and regulations.
Apr 12, 2018
Xi’an Eurasia University provides high-quality, employment-focused private education in Shaanxi, China and is changing the perception of privately-run tertiary education in the country. With an education philosophy to maximize the employment potential of its students, Eurasia is committed to offering a combination of an applied curriculum and student-centered learning with hands-on industry experience. In 2016, 85 percent of students secured a job prior to graduation.
Mar 20, 2018
Emerging markets and other sovereign nations are becoming a significant new force in the global green bond market attracting millions of dollars to help combat climate change by reaching a new class of investors through sovereign green bonds, according to a new report by IFC, a sister organization of the World Bank. This report, Guidance for Sovereign Green Bond Issuers, focuses on lessons from Fiji’s historic making move in being the first emerging economy to issue a sovereign green bond.
Mar 12, 2018
This report highlights some of the central frictions that prevent greater financial inclusion and financial well-being, and associated technological innovations that are fostering creative new approaches to mitigating these frictions for individuals and small businesses globally.
Mar 2, 2018
This Good Practice Handbook provides guidance to practitioners on taking rigorous and consistent approaches to assess and manage hydropower project impacts on downstream river ecosystems and people through the assessment and provision of environmental flows (EFlows).
Dec 29, 2017
The report highlights IFC’s corporate governance work in Indonesia with two companies, Blue Bird, a leading transport group, and Saratoga, an active investment holding company. The case studies demonstrate the business case for good corporate governance in Indonesia through the experiences of IFC clients that have made significant governance improvements over the past few years and the impacts they reported.
Nov 14, 2017
The study looks at the specific financial and non-financial needs and opportunities for women-owned SMEs in Vietnam. It quantifies the market opportunity for banks to target these SMEs with strategies that recognize the number of such businesses, annual revenues generated, number of employees, contribution to the economy, as well as their challenges and aspirations.
English, Vietnamese | IFC, 2017
Mar 29, 2017
State-owned enterprises face unique corporate governance challenges. This publication presents OECD’s Guidelines on Corporate Governance of SOEs, 2015 edition, as a result of the contributions of experienced policy-makers and practitioners from a large number of OECD and non-OECD countries. The Vietnamese translation of this work is provided by the Vietnam Corporate Governance Project of IFC.
Mar 1, 2017
With a focus on five countries—Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and the Philippines—this publication summarizes the findings of a study aimed at providing tools and analysis to better engage with these markets for improved health outcomes. It explores the problems that public health systems face, and the opportunities for the private sector.
English | 20 Pages | 2017, IFC
Dec 21, 2016
The 2015 G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance is a publication of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), help policy makers evaluate and improve the legal, regulatory, and institutional framework for corporate governance, with a view to supporting economic efficiency, sustainable growth and financial stability. First published in 1999, the Principles have since become an international benchmark for policy makers, investors, corporations and other stakeholders worldwide. This edition contains the results of the second review of the Principles, which has been strengthened to reflect experiences since 2004 and ensure the continuing high quality, relevance and usefulness of the Principles. With permission from the OECD, the IFC's Vietnam Corporate Governance Project has translated them into Vietnamese with an aim to provide the latest international benchmarks in Vietnamese language for various interested stakeholders in Vietnam to raise awareness, adopt and improve current corporate governance practices in the Vietnamese emerging corporate sector.
Sep 26, 2016
CG Focus is a regular installment produced by the IFC Corporate Governance Group in Indonesia to provide IFC clients with insights into the evolving corporate governance landscape in Indonesia and advocate the adoption of leading governance practices. IFC is committed to ensuring environmental and social sustainability while promoting good corporate governance to help companies improve their capacity to manage risks and ultimately contribute to private sector growth and job creation.
Sep 16, 2016
Launched in June 2016, the IFC-led Lighting Myanmar project will support this goal by helping international and Myanmar-based companies create a commercial and sustainable market for high-quality off-grid energy solutions, including solar lanterns, solar home systems, and mini-grids.
Sep 16, 2016
MicroEnsure has developed pioneering insurance solutions for low-income people in Africa and Asia living on less than $4 per day. Founded in 2008, the company has introduced over 200 types of insurance for life, health, and accidents for the poor, and distributes its products through mobile network operators, microfinance institutions, and other organizations that low-income customers trust. The company reaches more than 40 million customers in 15 countries in Africa and Asia. This case study is in the 2016 Built for Change report which features companies that are employing unique strategies to integrate people living at the base of the pyramid into the companies’ business operations.
Aug 18, 2016
The report aims to assess the current market for movable assets based lending with respect to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Indonesia. The sections of the report highlight the addressable demand for MSMEs and the current supply provided by various formal sources of financing in Indonesia. Traditionally, financial institutions have preferred lending against fixed asset collateral only. Using that as a starting point, the report seeks to identify the current challenges in lending against movable assets. It further extends the need for a greater financial infrastructure that can facilitate the ability of lenders to evaluate risks in movable assets based lending.
Jul 5, 2016
The focus of this study is on the cruise tourism sector in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Solomon Islands (SI). PNG received 136 cruise ship calls at various ports in 2015, (which is similar to 137 in 2007). However, whereas the average passenger capacity of cruise ships in 2007 was 347 passengers, in 2015 average passenger capacity was 705 passengers. This trend indicates an increase in large cruise ships in recent years. While SI received a lower number of cruises, it displayed an upward growth projection.