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Improving behavior at borders to promote trade formalization : the charter for cross-border traders (English)

Informal trade supports the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of households in Africa, reaches markets and clients that are underserved by formal channels, and contributes to regional food security. ... See More +

Brief 89473 JUL 01, 2014

Brenton, Paul; Dihel, Nora; Hoppe, Mombert; Soprano, Carmine

Women and trade in Africa : realizing the potential (English)

Regional trade in Africa can play a vital role in diversifying economies and reducing dependence on the export of a few mineral products, in delivering food and energy security, in generating jobs for the increasing numbers of young people, and in alleviating poverty and promoting a shared prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 82520 JAN 01, 2013

Brenton, Paul; Gamberoni, Elisa; Sear, Catherine; Mora, Maria Elena Garcia; Roshan, Sabrina; Ndumbe, Louis Njie; Ityavyar, Susan D.; Baffes, John; Maratou-Kolias, Laura; Coste, Antoine; Dihel, Nora; Christian,, Michelle; Reis, Jose Guilherme; Bossuroy, Thomas; Campos, Francisco; Coville, Aidan; Goldstein, Markus; Roberts, Gareth; Sequeira, Sandra; Kweka, Josaphat; Haji, Mahjabeen

Africa can help feed Africa : removing barriers to regional trade in food staples (English)

Africa is not achieving its potential in food trade. The growing demand for food in Africa is increasingly being met by imports from the global market. ... See More +

Brief 76219 NOV 01, 2012

Brenton, Paul

Africa can help feed Africa : removing barriers to regional trade in food staples (English)

Africa's growing demand for food has been met increasingly by imports from the global market. This, coupled with rising global food prices, brings ever-mounting food import bills. ... See More +

Working Paper 73387 OCT 01, 2012

Brenton, Paul

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

Regional trade agreements in sub-Saharan Africa : supporting export diversification (English)

This note briefly discusses the recent export performance in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and the impact of the global crisis on trade. It proceeds to argue that regional integration in SSA can play a critical role in allowing countries to exploit opportunities for export diversification both in regional and global markets. ... See More +

Brief 60116 MAR 01, 2011

Hoppe, Mombert; Dihel, Nora; Gillson, Ian; Brenton, Paul

Risky business : poor women cross-border traders in the great lakes region of Africa (English)

There is enormous potential for international trade to drive economic growth and poverty reduction in the Great Lakes region of Africa. Much of the attention on eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been focused on the minerals sector, yet there is substantial scope to expand output of other sectors, especially agriculture, but also services. ... See More +

Brief 60112 JAN 01, 2011

Brenton, Paul; Bashinge Bucekuderhwa, Celestin; Hossein, Caroline; Nagaki, Shiho; Ntagoma, Jean Baptiste French

Risky business : poor women cross-border traders in the great lakes region of Africa : Les femmes pauvres qui pratiquent le commerce transfrontalier dans la region des grands lacs de l'Afrique : des affaires a risque (French)

There is enormous potential for international trade to drive economic growth and poverty reduction in the Great Lakes region of Africa. Much of the attention on eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been focused on the minerals sector, yet there is substantial scope to expand output of other sectors, especially agriculture, but also services. ... See More +

Brief 60112 JAN 01, 2011

Brenton, Paul; Bashinge Bucekuderhwa, Celestin; Hossein, Caroline; Nagaki, Shiho; Ntagoma, Jean Baptiste English

What explains the low survival rate of developing country export flows? (English)

Successful export growth and diversification require not only entry into new export products and markets but also the survival and growth of export flows. ... See More +

Journal Article 77650 OCT 01, 2010

Brenton, Paul; Saborowski, Christian; Uexkull, Erik von

Carbon footprints and food systems : do current accounting methodologies disadvantage developing countries? (English)

Carbon accounting and labeling are new instruments of supply chain management and, in some cases, of regulation that may affect trade from developing counties. ... See More +

Publication 56798 SEP 21, 2010

Edwards-Jones, Gareth; Brenton, Paul; Friis Jensen, Michael

Can carbon labeling be development friendly? Recommendations on how to improve emerging schemes (English)

Carbon accounting and labeling for products are new instruments of supply chain management that may affect developing country export opportunities. ... See More +

Brief 56232 AUG 01, 2010

Edwards-Jones, Gareth; Brenton, Paul; Jensen, Michael F.

Africa's trade in services and the opportunities and risks of economic partnership agreements (English)

Services matter for economic growth and development. In most non-oil producing sub-Saharan African countries, the services sector is now the largest part of the economy, and as countries develop, the importance of the services sector tends to rise further. ... See More +

Brief 60103 AUG 01, 2010

Brenton, Paul; Dihel, Nora; Hinkle, Larry; Strychacz, Nicholas French

Can carbon labeling be development friendly? (English)

Carbon accounting and labeling for products are new instruments of supply chain management that may affect developing country export opportunities. ... See More +

Brief 56669 JUL 01, 2010

Edwards-Jones, Gareth; Brenton, Paul; Jensen, Michael F.

Africa's trade in services and the opportunities and risks of economic partnership agreements : Le commerce des services en Afrique : opportunites et dangers des accords de partenariat economiques (French)

Services matter for economic growth and development. In most non-oil producing sub-Saharan African countries, the services sector is now the largest part of the economy, and as countries develop, the importance of the services sector tends to rise further. ... See More +

Brief 60103 MAR 11, 2010

Brenton, Paul; Dihel, Nora; Hinkle, Larry; Strychacz, Nicholas English

Assessing the adjustment implications of trade policy changes using TRIST (tariff reform impact simulation tool) (English)

TRIST is a simple, easy to use tool to assess the adjustment implications of trade reform. It improves on existing tools. First, it is an improvement in terms of accuracy because projections are based on revenues actually collected at the tariff line level rather than simply applying statutory rates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5045 SEP 01, 2009

Staritz, Cornelia; von Uexkull, Erik; Saborowski, Christian; Brenton, Paul

Breaking into new markets, raising quality, and improving services : neglected avenues for export diversification (English)

Expanding international trade is an important avenue for growth and development in low-income countries. In addition to increasing the quantity of existing export flows, many countries seek to diversify into production and export activities that provide a higher return to the labor and capital resources employed. ... See More +

Brief 51634 SEP 01, 2009

Walkenhorst, Peter; Brenton, Paul

What explains the low survival rate of developing country export flows ? (English)

Successful export growth and diversification require not only entry into new export products and markets, but also the survival and growth of export flows. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4951 JUN 01, 2009

von Uexkull, Erik; Saborowski, Christian; Brenton, Paul

Assessing the economic impacts of an economic partnership agreement on Nigeria (English)

This study discusses potential economic implications for Nigeria of an Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union. It uses the World Bank’s Tariff Reform Impact Simulation Tool to assess the effects of preferential tariff liberalization with respect to the European Union. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4920 APR 01, 2009

von Uexkull, Jan Erik; Walkenhorst, Peter; Andriamananjara, Soamiely; Brenton, Paul

Avenues for export diversification : issues for low?income countries : Avenues for export diversification : issues for low-income countries (English)

While diversification of exports is often a desirable trade objective, it is far from clear how best to tap into new opportunities. This paper discusses the range of avenues of diversification, including (i) expanding the range of markets into which existing products are sold (geographic diversification); (ii) upgrading the value of existing products, including agricultural exports (quality diversification); and (iii) taking advantage of opportunities to expand non-merchandise exports (services diversification), in addition to introducing entirely new export products. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57746 JAN 01, 2009

Walkenhorst, Peter; Brenton, Paul; Newfarmer, Richard

Has product-specific aid for trade increased exports? (English)

The impact of technical assistance on exports and export diversification should be the key measurable outcome of the projects financed by these activities. ... See More +

Brief 45109 AUG 04, 2008

Brenton, Paul; von Uexkull, Erik;

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Improving behavior at borders to promote trade formalization : the charter for cross-border traders (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89473 Brief
Women and trade in Africa : realizing the potential (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 82520 Working Paper
Africa can help feed Africa : removing barriers to regional trade in food staples (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 76219 Brief
Africa can help feed Africa : removing barriers to regional trade in food staples (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 73387 Working Paper
Pathways to African export sustainability (English)
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JUL 02, 2012 70910 Publication
Regional trade agreements in sub-Saharan Africa : supporting export diversification (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 60116 Brief
Risky business : poor women cross-border traders in the great lakes region of Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 60112 Brief French
Risky business : poor women cross-border traders in the great lakes region of Africa : Les femmes pauvres qui pratiquent le commerce transfrontalier dans la region des grands lacs de l'Afrique : des affaires a risque (French)
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JAN 01, 2011 60112 Brief English
What explains the low survival rate of developing country export flows? (English)
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OCT 01, 2010 77650 Journal Article
Carbon footprints and food systems : do current accounting methodologies disadvantage developing countries? (English)
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SEP 21, 2010 56798 Publication
Can carbon labeling be development friendly? Recommendations on how to improve emerging schemes (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 56232 Brief
Africa's trade in services and the opportunities and risks of economic partnership agreements (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 60103 Brief French
Can carbon labeling be development friendly? (English)
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JUL 01, 2010 56669 Brief
Africa's trade in services and the opportunities and risks of economic partnership agreements : Le commerce des services en Afrique : opportunites et dangers des accords de partenariat economiques (French)
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MAR 11, 2010 60103 Brief English
Assessing the adjustment implications of trade policy changes using TRIST (tariff reform impact simulation tool) (English)
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SEP 01, 2009 WPS5045 Policy Research Working Paper
Breaking into new markets, raising quality, and improving services : neglected avenues for export diversification (English)
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SEP 01, 2009 51634 Brief
What explains the low survival rate of developing country export flows ? (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 WPS4951 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing the economic impacts of an economic partnership agreement on Nigeria (English)
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APR 01, 2009 WPS4920 Policy Research Working Paper
Avenues for export diversification : issues for low?income countries : Avenues for export diversification : issues for low-income countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 57746 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Has product-specific aid for trade increased exports? (English)
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AUG 04, 2008 45109 Brief