(World Bank, Washington, DC, 2012-10)
Merotto, Dino; Boccardo, Jessica
The Business Diagnostics and Dynamics
Tool (BuDDy) tool uses formal sector business data that
governments already collect to analyze patterns and trends
in employment and diagnose constraints to growth and job
creation. BuDDy gives governments the understanding of
business dynamics needed to develop policies that help
businesses create jobs. BuDDy quickly and robustly
identifies the types of firms that are growing, hiring,
investing, raising productivity, and raising real wages, and
does this at the national or regional level, or by product.
BuDDy is simple and adaptable; it has been developed with
varying data sets, and can been linked to spatial
information, trade data, and household data sets.