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An evaluation of border management reforms in a technical agency (English)

Impact evaluations of trade facilitation reforms have almost exclusively focused on reforms by data-rich customs agencies. Other "technical" agencies also intervene in the logistics of international trade, and do so in ways that can cause significant interruptions in the flow of the imported products they oversee. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8208 OCT 02, 2017

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra Disclosed

Expediting trade : Impact evaluation of Serbia’s in-house clearance program (English)

Reforms of national customs agencies are supported by increasingamounts of development aid. However, there have been very fewformal evaluations of their effectiveness. ... See More +

Brief 116522 JUN 01, 2017

Hillberry,Russell Henry; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Berg,Claudia N.; Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra Disclosed

Understanding the operations of freight forwarders : evidence from Serbia (English)

Freight forwarders play a key role in moving goods across international borders. They arrange transport, oversee customs clearance on behalf of their clients, and more generally troubleshoot issues that arise while goods are in transit. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7311 JUN 17, 2015

Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry Disclosed

Trade effects of customs reform : evidence from Albania (English)

Despite enormous academic interest in international trade costs and keen policy interest in efforts to mitigate them, so far there is very little hard evidence on the impacts of trade facilitation efforts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7210 MAR 10, 2015

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra Disclosed

Integrating qualitative methods into investment climate impact evaluations (English)

Incorporating qualitative methods into the evaluation of development programs has become increasingly popular in recent years, both for the distinctive insights such approaches can bring in their own right and because of their capacity to complement the strengths -- and where necessary correct some of the weaknesses -- of quantitative approaches. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7145 DEC 01, 2014

Mendoza Alcantara, Alejandra; Woolcock, Michael Disclosed