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Evaluating aid for trade : a survey of recent studies (English)

The demand for accountability in aid-for-trade is increasing but monitoring has focused on case studies and impressionistic narratives. The paper reviews recent evidence from a wide range of studies, recognizing that a multiplicity of approaches is needed to learn what works and what does not. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6742 JAN 01, 2014

Cadot, Olivier; Fernandes, Ana; Gourdon, Julien; Mattoo, Aaditya; de Melo, Jaime

North-South standards harmonization and international trade (English)

Recent years have seen a surge in economic integration agreements (EIAs) and the development of non-tariff measures (NTMs). As a consequence, a growing number of EIAs include provisions on NTMs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6710 NOV 01, 2013

Disdier, Anne-Celia; Fontagne, Lionel; Cadot, Olivier

Are the benefits of export support durable ? evidence from Tunisia (English)

This paper evaluates the effects of the FAMEX export promotion program in Tunisia on the performance of beneficiary firms. While much of the literature assesses only the short-term impact of such programs, the paper considers also the longer-term impact. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6295 DEC 01, 2012

Cadot, Olivier; Fernandes, Ana M.; Gourdon, Julien; Mattoo, Aaditya

Pathways to African export sustainability (English)

This report provides tentative leads toward such policy prescriptions, based on an overview of the empirical evidence. Chapter one sets the stage by putting Africa's export-survival performance into perspective and proposing a framework that will guide the interpretation of empirical evidence throughout the report. ... See More +

Publication 70910 JUL 02, 2012

Cadot, Olivier; Pierola, Martha Denisse; Brenton, Paul

Streamlining non-tariff measures : a toolkit for policy makers (English)

This volume is organized as follows. Chapter one discusses the newly revamped non-tariff measure (NTM) classification system, the data collection effort so far, and the key characteristics of the data. ... See More +

Publication 68359 APR 20, 2012

Cadot, Olivier; Saez, Sebastian; Malouche, Mariem

Assessing the price raising impact of non-tariff measures in Africa (English)

Ample anecdotal evidence summarized in, inter alia, Gillson (2011) and Charalambides and Gillson (2011) suggests that non-tariff measures (NTMs), whether protectionist in intent or not, raise trade costs and inhibit regional trade in Africa.1 Beyond old-style quantitative restrictions (QRs) and bans, even measures that could be potentially justified by market failures like Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures or product standards are often ill-suited to both consumer protection needs and State monitoring capabilities, generating unnecessary hurdles. ... See More +

Brief 67998 MAR 01, 2012

Cadot, Olivier; Gourdon, Julien

Import bans in Nigeria increase poverty (English)

Nigeria currently prohibits importation of 24 groups of items. These include a range of food products, certain medicines, industrial products such as glass bottles and textile fabrics and consumer products including footwear and furniture. ... See More +

Brief 67874 MAR 01, 2012

Treichel, Volker; Hoppe, Mombert; Cadot, Olivier; Gourdon, Julien French

Import bans in Nigeria increase poverty (French)

Nigeria currently prohibits importation of 24 groups of items. These include a range of food products, certain medicines, industrial products such as glass bottles and textile fabrics and consumer products including footwear and furniture. ... See More +

Brief 67874 MAR 01, 2012

Treichel, Volker; Hoppe, Mombert; Cadot, Olivier; Gourdon, Julien English

Impact evaluation of trade interventions : paving the way (English)

The focus of trade policy has shifted in recent years from economy-wide reductions in tariffs and trade restrictions toward targeted interventions to facilitate trade and promote exports. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5877 NOV 01, 2011

Fernandes, Ana M.; Cadot, Olivier; Mattoo, Aaditya; Gourdon, Julien

Success and failure of African exporters (English)

Using a novel dataset with transactions level exports data from four African countries (Malawi, Mali, Senegal and Tanzania), this paper uncovers evidence of a high degree of experimentation at the extensive margin associated with low survival rates, consistent with high and middle income country evidence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5657 MAY 01, 2011

Rauch, Ferdinand; Pierola Castro,Martha D.; Cadot, Olivier; Iacovone, Leonardo

OECD imports : diversification of suppliers and quality search (English)

This paper explores the evolution of OECD imports over time, measuring their concentration across origin countries at the product level. The authors find evidence of diversification followed, in the very last years of the sample period (post-2000), by a slight re-concentration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5627 APR 01, 2011

Cadot, Olivier; Strauss-Kahn, Vanessa; Carrere, Celine

A second look at the pesticides initiative program : evidence from Senegal (English)

This paper investigates whether the Pesticides Initiative Program has significantly affected the export performance of Senegal' shorticulture industry. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5635 APR 01, 2011

Jaud, Melise; Cadot, Olivier

Do private inspection programs affect trade facilitation ? (English)

Private inspection of international shipments has been used over the last half-century for a variety of purposes. These include prevention of capital flight and improvement of import duty collection, among others. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5515 DEC 01, 2010

Velea, Irina; Cadot, Olivier; Wilson, John S.

OECD imports : diversification and quality search (English)

This paper explores the evolution of OECD imports over time and as a function of income levels, measuring the concentration of those imports across origin countries at the product level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5285 APR 01, 2010

Cadot, Olivier; Kukenova, Madina; Strauss-Kahn, Vanessa

Do trade agreeements reduce the volatility of agricultural distortions? (English)

The objective of this paper is to evaluate the extent to which trade agreements affect agricultural trade policy volatility. Using a new panel database compiled as part of the World Bank's agricultural distortions research project, the author estimate the effect of regionalism on the volatility of price distortions measured by the absolute value of their first differences, averaged, for each country and year, over all agricultural goods. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 55961 MAY 01, 2009

Olarreaga, Marcelo; Cadot, Olivier; Tschopp, Jeanne

The World Bank research observer 23 (1) (English)

Governance indicators: where are we, where should we be going? By Daniel Kaufmann, and Aart Kraay. Two comments on "governance indicators: where are we, where should we be going?" ... See More +

Publication 47585 FEB 01, 2008

Kaufmann, Daniel; Kraay, Aart; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Johnson, Simon; Easterly, William; Irwin, Timothy; Serven, Luis; Gill, Indermit S.; Ozer, Ceren;; Tatucu, Radu; Cadot, Olivier; Melo, Jaime de;

Why OECD countries should reform rules of origin (English)

With preferential trade agreements on the rise worldwide rules of origin which are necessary to prevent trade deflection are attracting increasing attention. ... See More +

Journal Article 76779 OCT 04, 2007

Cadot, Olivier; de Melo, Jaime

Rules of origin for preferential trading arrangements : implications for the ASEAN Free Trade Area of EU and U.S. experience (English)

With free trade areas (FTAs) under negotiation between Japan and the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) members and between the Republic of Korea and AFTA members, preferential market access will become more important in Asian regionalism. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4016 SEP 01, 2006

Cadot, Olivier; Portugal-Perez, Alberto; de Melo, Jaime

The elimination of Madagascar's Vanilla Marketing Board, ten years on (English)

This paper explores how the elimination of Madagascar's Marketing Board in 1995 affected prices paid to farmers, incentives, and regional indicators of poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3979 AUG 01, 2006

Dutoit, Laure; Cadot, Olivier; de Melo, Jaime

How costly is it for poor farmers to lift themselves out of poverty? (English)

The main objective of this paper is to provide estimates of the cost of moving out of subsistence for Madagascar's farmers. The analysis is based on a simple asset-return model of occupational choice. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3881 APR 01, 2006

Dutoit, Laure; Cadot, Olivier; Olarreaga, Marcelo

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Evaluating aid for trade : a survey of recent studies (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6742 Policy Research Working Paper
North-South standards harmonization and international trade (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6710 Policy Research Working Paper
Are the benefits of export support durable ? evidence from Tunisia (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 WPS6295 Policy Research Working Paper
Pathways to African export sustainability (English)
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JUL 02, 2012 70910 Publication
Streamlining non-tariff measures : a toolkit for policy makers (English)
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APR 20, 2012 68359 Publication
Assessing the price raising impact of non-tariff measures in Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 67998 Brief
Import bans in Nigeria increase poverty (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 67874 Brief French
Import bans in Nigeria increase poverty (French)
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MAR 01, 2012 67874 Brief English
Impact evaluation of trade interventions : paving the way (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 WPS5877 Policy Research Working Paper
Success and failure of African exporters (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 WPS5657 Policy Research Working Paper
OECD imports : diversification of suppliers and quality search (English)
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APR 01, 2011 WPS5627 Policy Research Working Paper
A second look at the pesticides initiative program : evidence from Senegal (English)
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APR 01, 2011 WPS5635 Policy Research Working Paper
Do private inspection programs affect trade facilitation ? (English)
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DEC 01, 2010 WPS5515 Policy Research Working Paper
OECD imports : diversification and quality search (English)
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APR 01, 2010 WPS5285 Policy Research Working Paper
Do trade agreeements reduce the volatility of agricultural distortions? (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 55961 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The World Bank research observer 23 (1) (English)
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FEB 01, 2008 47585 Publication
Why OECD countries should reform rules of origin (English)
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OCT 04, 2007 76779 Journal Article
Rules of origin for preferential trading arrangements : implications for the ASEAN Free Trade Area of EU and U.S. experience (English)
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SEP 01, 2006 WPS4016 Policy Research Working Paper
The elimination of Madagascar's Vanilla Marketing Board, ten years on (English)
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AUG 01, 2006 WPS3979 Policy Research Working Paper
How costly is it for poor farmers to lift themselves out of poverty? (English)
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APR 01, 2006 WPS3881 Policy Research Working Paper