Economist, Enterprise Analysis Unit, World Bank Group
Asif Islam is an Economist with the Enterprise Analysis Unit at the World Bank Group. His research experience encompasses private sector development, government fiscal policy, entrepreneurship, gender, informality, trade, and environment. Asif holds a Ph.D. in Applied Economics at the University of Maryland - College Park.
- Swedish firms provide training and consider an inadequately educated workforce as the major obstacle to their operations
- Ghanaian firms experience improved access to finance and electricity but challenges remain
- Kenyan firms benefit from increased use of financial services and lower crime-related losses
- Can paternity leave benefit working women in developing countries?
- Bribery and limited access to banking are challenges for Afghan private firms
- Access to finance is biggest challenge for firms in Namibia
- Does firm size matter for productivity? The case of informal firms in Africa
- Getting women to the top of the career ladder through education
- Do fewer document requirements lead to faster export and import clearances?
- Can Government spending Encourage Entrepreneurship?
- What did Firms in Madagascar Experience?
- What Businesses Experience in Djibouti
- What Are Some Key Challenges That Firms Experience in Turkey?
- Would a Gender-specific Non-Discrimination Law Matter for Female Employment in Developing Economies?
- Issues with Power Supply, Access to Finance, and Corruption are hindering firms in DRC
- Do Nepali businesses have more female managers compared to other countries?
- What are the top obstacles for Bangladeshi businesses?
- What Can We Say About Imported Intermediate Inputs and their Barriers?
- Are certain sectors more favorable to women?
- Do Latin American Firms Invest in R&D?
- China's Answer to Job Creation