Businesses of the State (BOS) and Private Sector Development: A Policy Toolkit for Practitioners

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In light of the importance of state as a market player in the global economy, this toolkit provides guidance on how to conduct a systematic diagnostic of the state footprint with the objective to assess market dynamics and identify areas of reforms to foster private sector investment, economic growth, and job creation. It leverages new and comprehensive data, the World Bank (WB) Global Businesses of the State Database (BOS Database) and analytics that provide the most extensive picture of State presence in markets. As such, this toolkit helps to obtaining a full landscape of state presence in markets, highlighting potential risks to private sector development, and proposing the most pertinent reform options.

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