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Global Trade Watch 2018 : Trade Amid Tensions (English)

Global trade growth slowed in 2018 amid a weakening of economic growth in China and the Euro Area and rising trade protectionism. The volume of trade grew by 3.8 percent, down from 5.4 percent in 2017, but has shown signs of reviving in the first quarter of 2019. ... See More +

Working Paper 137201 MAY 29, 2019

Constantinescu,Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ruta,Michele; Maliszewska,Maryla; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel Disclosed

Small African Economies in a More Uncertain Global Trade Environment : The Potential Impact of Post-AGOA Scenarios for Lesotho (English)

This paper provides a forward-looking view of trade and its relevance for Lesotho’s medium- and long-term development. It does this through computable general equilibrium analysis of potential impacts based on specific trade-related scenarios. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8861 MAY 22, 2019

Maliszewska,Maryla; Engel,Jakob; Arenas,Guillermo Carlos; Kotschwar,Barbara R Disclosed

The Belt and Road Initiative : Economic, Poverty and Environmental Impacts (English)

China's Belt and Road Initiative aims to improve connectivity between China and more than 70 countries through infrastructure investment and regional cooperation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8814 APR 10, 2019

Maliszewska,Maryla; Van Der Mensbrugghe,Dominique Disclosed

Impacts on Global Trade and Income of Current Trade Disputes (English)

Global trade tensions have worsened and developing countries stand to see depressing investments as global uncertainty grows. On July 6, the United States implemented a first round of tariffs on 34 billion dollars of imports from China, as part of 50 billion dollars in announced tariffs; China retaliated with tariffs on an equivalent amount of imports from the United States. ... See More +

Brief 128644 JUL 01, 2018

Freund,Caroline; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph; Maliszewska,Maryla; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Tanzania DTIS 2017 (English)

The Tanzania Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) 2017 identifies priority actions in support of the country's strategy to deliver broad-based growth through trade integration. ... See More +

Report 127556 JUN 22, 2018

Maennling, Nicolas; Kirk,Robert; Hartmann,Olivier; Kweka,Josaphat Paul; Wayne,Scott; Antoci,Monica Alina; Mutagwaba, Willison; Maliszewska,Maryla; Lyimo,Bede Philip; Soprano,Carmine; Keyser,John C.; Hoffman,Barak Daniel; Arenas,Guillermo Carlos; Mann,Shaun Disclosed

Economic and distributional impacts of comprehensive and progressive agreement for trans-pacific partnership : the case of Vietnam (English,Vietnamese)

Vietnam is evaluating the economic gains from deepening regional trade integration under free trade agreements. The two major new agreements include Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) to be signed in March 2018 following the US departure from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in January 2017 and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in its 21st round of negotiations. ... See More +

Working Paper 124022 JAN 01, 2018

Maliszewska,Maryla; Olekseyuk,Zoryana; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel Disclosed

Supporting Lesotho's economic diversification and trade integration: structural transformation through greater export competitiveness (English)

This report provides a multifaceted diagnostic overview of Lesotho's export competitiveness, including an analysis of the macroeconomic environment in which exporters and importers operate in Lesotho; level, growth, composition, and market share performance of Lesotho's exports; the evolution of FDI inflows and their sectoral composition; the diversification of products and markets, as well as the quality and sophistication of Lesotho's exports. ... See More +

Working Paper 127520 JAN 01, 2018

Arenas,Guillermo Carlos; Engel,Jakob; Kotschwar,Barbara R; Maliszewska,Maryla Disclosed

China's slowdown and rebalancing: potential growth and poverty impacts on Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper explores the economic impacts of two related tracks of China's expected transformation—economic slowdown and rebalancing away from investment toward consumption—and estimates the spillovers for the rest of the world, with a special focus on Sub-Saharan African countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7666 MAY 10, 2016

Lakatos,Csilla; Maliszewska,Maryla; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel; Go,Delfin Sia Disclosed

Poverty and shared prosperity implications of deep integration in Eastern and Southern Africa (English)

Evidence indicates that trade costs are a much more substantial barrier to trade than tariffs are, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper decomposes trade costs into: (i) trade facilitation, (ii) non-tariff barriers, and (iii) the costs of business services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7660 MAY 04, 2016

Balistreri,Edward Jay; Maliszewska,Maryla; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel; Tarr,David; Yonezawa,Hidemichi Disclosed

East Asia and Pacific - Economic update : growing challenges (English)

In the six months since the previous East Asia and Pacific (EAP) economic update, developing EAP has faced a challenging external environment. Financial market conditions in the region, however, have been volatile over much of the past 6 months, as in the rest of the world. ... See More +

Publication 104770 APR 01, 2016

Edwards,Kim Alan; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Solmaz,Serhat; Sun, Yan; Blum,Jurgen Rene; Taliercio,Robert R.; Rahardja,Sjamsu; Maliszewska,Maryla; Mishra,Deepak K.; Ariyapruchya,Kiatipong; Badiani-Magnusson,Reena Chandu; Batsuuri,Davaadalai; Beck,Hans Anand; Del Castillo,Noel Borja; Chen,Shaohua; Chua,Karl Kendrick Tiu; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Davading,Somneuk; Demombynes,Gabriel; Dewina,Reno; Diaz-Bonilla,Carolina; Dinh,Viet Tuan; Diop,Ndiame; Eckardt,Sebastian; Fitrani,Fitria; Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel; Hein,Min Ye Paing; Vu,Linh Hoang; Kida,Mizuho; Kim,Jae Kyun; Knight,David Stephen; Krishnan,Nandini; Kularatne,Chandana; Lee,Taehyun; Limkin,Joseph Louie C.; Litwack,John; Ly,Sodeth; Mahajan,Sandeep; Martin, Miguel; Spatafora,Nikola L.; Hirano,Yumeka Disclosed

Global economic prospects : spillovers amid weak growth (English)

Global growth again fell short of expectations in 2015. Growth is projected to edge up in 2016-18 but the forecast is subject to substantial downside risks. ... See More +

Publication 102968 JAN 01, 2016

Arteta,Carlos; Stocker,Marc; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Eigen-Zucchi,Christian; Chen,Derek Hung Chiat; Vorisek,Dana Lauren; Shaukat Khan,Tehmina; Kambou,Gerard; Huidrom,Raju; Kose,Ayhan; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Lakatos,Csilla; Maliszewska,Maryla; Petri,Peter A.; Plummer,Michael George; Klein,Maximilian Michael Johann; Shambaugh,Jay Curtis Disclosed

The economic impact of Ebola on sub-Saharan Africa : updated estimates for 2015 (English)

The most severe impact of the Ebola epidemic, which began in Guinea in December 2013 and quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone, has been in lost human lives and suffering. ... See More +

Working Paper 93721 JAN 20, 2015

Thomas, Mark Roland; Smith, Gregory; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Evans, David; Maliszewska, Maryla; Cruz, Marcio; Himelein, Kristen; Over, Mead Disclosed

How significant is Africa's demographic dividend for its future growth and poverty reduction ? (English)

Africa will be undergoing substantial demographic changes in the coming decades with the rising working age share of its population. The opportunity of African countries to convert these changes into demographic dividends for growth and poverty reduction will depend on several factors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7134 DEC 01, 2014

Ahmed, S. Amer; Cruz, Marcio; Go, Delfin S.; Maliszewska, Maryla; Osorio-Rodarte, Israel Disclosed

Capital will not become more expensive as the world ages (English)

Aging of populations and convergence between developed and developing countries in per capita incomes are shaping the evolution of saving, investment, capital flows, and, in particular, the cost of capital. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6989 JUL 01, 2014

Bussolo, Maurizio; Lim, Jamus Jerome; Maliszewska, Maryla; Timmer, Hans Disclosed

The long-awaited rise of the middle class in Latin America is finally happening (English)

In many developing countries, the supply of skilled workers is likely to continue to be stronger than demand, and this should drive down the skill premium and reduce inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6912 JUN 01, 2014

Bussolo, Maurizio; Maliszewska, Maryla; Murard, Elie Disclosed

Stress-testing Africa's recent growth and poverty performance (English)

After an impressive acceleration in growth and poverty reduction since the mid-1990s, many African countries continue to register robust growth in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6517 JUN 01, 2013

Devarajan, Shantayanan; Go, Delfin S.; Maliszewska, Maryla; Osorio-Rodarte, Israel; Timmer, Hans Disclosed

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Global Trade Watch 2018 : Trade Amid Tensions (English)
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MAY 29, 2019 137201 Working Paper
Small African Economies in a More Uncertain Global Trade Environment : The Potential Impact of Post-AGOA Scenarios for Lesotho (English)
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MAY 22, 2019 WPS8861 Policy Research Working Paper
The Belt and Road Initiative : Economic, Poverty and Environmental Impacts (English)
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APR 10, 2019 WPS8814 Policy Research Working Paper
Impacts on Global Trade and Income of Current Trade Disputes (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 128644 Brief
Tanzania DTIS 2017 (English)
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JUN 22, 2018 127556 Report
Economic and distributional impacts of comprehensive and progressive agreement for trans-pacific partnership : the case of Vietnam (English,Vietnamese)
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JAN 01, 2018 124022 Working Paper
Supporting Lesotho's economic diversification and trade integration: structural transformation through greater export competitiveness (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 127520 Working Paper
China's slowdown and rebalancing: potential growth and poverty impacts on Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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MAY 10, 2016 WPS7666 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty and shared prosperity implications of deep integration in Eastern and Southern Africa (English)
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MAY 04, 2016 WPS7660 Policy Research Working Paper
East Asia and Pacific - Economic update : growing challenges (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104770 Publication
Global economic prospects : spillovers amid weak growth (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102968 Publication
The economic impact of Ebola on sub-Saharan Africa : updated estimates for 2015 (English)
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JAN 20, 2015 93721 Working Paper
How significant is Africa's demographic dividend for its future growth and poverty reduction ? (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7134 Policy Research Working Paper
Capital will not become more expensive as the world ages (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6989 Policy Research Working Paper
The long-awaited rise of the middle class in Latin America is finally happening (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6912 Policy Research Working Paper
Stress-testing Africa's recent growth and poverty performance (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6517 Policy Research Working Paper