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Does FDI work for Africa? Assessing local spillovers in a world of global value chains (English)

The extent to which developing countries benefit from foreign direct investment (FDI) depends on whether they are able to realize the productivity-enhancing benefits of knowledge and technology spillovers from foreign investors. ... See More +

Brief 84951 FEB 01, 2014

Farole, Thomas; Winkler, Deborah

Making foreign direct investment work for Sub-Saharan Africa : local spillovers and competitiveness in global value chains (English)

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is becoming an increasingly significant catalyst for output and trade in developing countries, in part due to a major expansion in the scope of Global Value Chains (GVCs). ... See More +

Publication 83501 DEC 17, 2013

Farole, Thomas; Winkler, Deborah

Potential and actual FDI spillovers in global value chains : the role of foreign investor characteristics, absorptive capacity and transmission channels (English)

Using newly collected survey data on direct supplier-multinational linkages in Chile, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, and Vietnam, this paper first evaluates whether foreign investors differ from domestic producers in terms of their potential to generate positive spillovers for local suppliers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6424 APR 01, 2013

Winkler, Deborah

Export competitiveness in Indonesia's manufacturing sector (English)

Through a foundation of sound macroeconomic management and political stability, the Indonesian economy grew by an average of almost 6 percent annually between 2004 and 2008; and despite the global economic crisis, it maintained a 4.5 percent growth rate in 2009. ... See More +

Working Paper 75415 DEC 01, 2012

Farole, Thomas; Winkler, Deborah

Foreign firm characteristics, absorptive capacity and the institutional framework : the role of mediating factors for FDI spillovers in low- and middle-income countries (English)

Using a cross-section of more than 25,000 domestic manufacturing firms in 78 low and middle-income countries from the World Bank's Enterprise Surveys, this paper assesses how mediating factors influence intra-industry productivity spillovers to domestic firms from foreign direct investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6265 NOV 01, 2012

Farole, Thomas; Winkler, Deborah

Why the manufacturing sector still matters for growth and development in Indonesia (English)

Is Indonesia's manufacturing sector still relevant for growth and development? As a result of the last boom in global commodity prices between 2003 and 2008, resources in Indonesia shifted towards commodities and resource-based manufacturing as these sectors seemed to promise higher returns on investment. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 73122 SEP 01, 2012

Varela, G.; Ing, Lili Yan; Winkler, Deborah; Rahardja, Sjamsu

Unfinished Business? The WTO's Doha Agenda (English)

This book examines the state and the fate of the Doha Development Agenda (DDA). The volume has three key objectives: to provide qualitative and quantitative information about the implications of what is currently on the table; to examine controversial areas where further progress might be made; and to identify lessons that might be of use for future negotiations. ... See More +

Publication 65456 NOV 01, 2011

Martin, Will; Bouët, Antoine; Grant, Jason; Brown, Chad P.; Anderson, Kym; Mattoo, Aaditya; Laborde, David; Blandford, David; Gootiiz, Batshur; Hoekman, Bernard; Subramanian, Arvind; Borchert, Ingo; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique; Prusa, Thomas J.; Winkler, Deborah; Nelgen, Signe; Meilke, Karl; Taylor, Benjamin J.; Josling, Tim; Wilson, John S.

Firm location and the determinants of exporting in developing countries (English)

Using a cross-section of more than 40,000 manufacturing and services firms in 79 developing countries from the World Bank's Enterprise Surveys Database, this paper assesses how firm location determines the likelihood and extent of exporting in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5780 AUG 01, 2011

Farole, Thomas; Winkler, Deborah

Trade crisis and recovery : restructuring of global value chains (English)

The recent large and rapid slowdown in economic activity has resulted in even larger and more rapid declines in international trade. As world trade is set to rebound, this paper addresses three questions: (i) Will trade volumes rebound in a symmetric fashion as world economic growth rebounds? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5294 MAY 01, 2010

Winkler, Deborah; Milberg, William