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Trade Liberalization and Integration of Domestic Output Markets in Brazil (English)

This paper describes how different policy distortions have been impeding better integration of Brazil's external and internal product markets and discusses how these distortions have prevented domestic firms from benefiting from multiple sources of efficiency gains. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8600 OCT 03, 2018

Reis,Jose Guilherme; Iootty De Paiva Dias,Mariana; Signoret,Jose E.; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Duhaut,Alice; Lall,Somik V. Disclosed

Connecting to compete 2018 : trade logistics in the global economy - the logistics performance index and its indicators (English)

This is the sixth edition of Connecting to Compete, a report summarizing the findings from the new dataset for the Logistics Performance Index (LPI) and its component indicators. ... See More +

Working Paper 128355 JUL 01, 2018

Jaramillo,Carlos Felipe; Freund,Caroline; Reis,Jose Guilherme; Arvis,Jean Francois; Wiederer,Christina Katharina; Ojala,Lauri M.; Shepherd,Benjamin A.; Raj,Anasuya Urmil Luce; Dairabayeva,Karlygash Serikovna; Kiiski,Tuomas Markku Mikael Disclosed

Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (English)

Brazil enters the election year 2018 with an economy that is gradually recovering from the deepest recession in its recent economic history. This book is motivated by the need to understand the possible drivers of future income and employment growth. ... See More +

Publication 127626 JUN 29, 2018

Dutz,Mark Andrew; Amorim,Vivian De Fatima; Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Arias,Diego; Byskov,Steen; Calice,Pietro; Cirera,Xavier; Clarke,Roland N.; Contini,Elisio; Duhaut,Alice; Noronha Farinelli,Barbara Cristina; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Iootty,Mariana; Lall,Somik V.; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Morris,Michael-000013367; Nucifora,Antonio; Olinto,Pedro; Packard,Truman G.; Qian,Rong; Reis,Jose Guilherme; PONTUAL RIBEIRO, EDUARDO; Signoret,Jose E.; Toman,Michael A.; Vieira,Pedro Abel; Vijil,Mariana Portuguese Disclosed

Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (Portuguese)

Brazil enters the election year 2018 with an economy that is gradually recovering from the deepest recession in its recent economic history. This book is motivated by the need to understand the possible drivers of future income and employment growth. ... See More +

Publication 127626 JUN 29, 2018

Dutz,Mark Andrew; Amorim,Vivian De Fatima; Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Arias,Diego; Byskov,Steen; Calice,Pietro; Cirera,Xavier; Clarke,Roland N.; Contini,Elisio; Duhaut,Alice; Noronha Farinelli,Barbara Cristina; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Iootty,Mariana; Lall,Somik V.; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Morris,Michael-000013367; Nucifora,Antonio; Olinto,Pedro; Packard,Truman G.; Qian,Rong; Reis,Jose Guilherme; PONTUAL RIBEIRO, EDUARDO; Signoret,Jose E.; Toman,Michael A.; Vieira,Pedro Abel; Vijil,Mariana English Disclosed

New voices in investment : a survey of investors from emerging countries (English)

One out of every three dollars invested abroad in 2012 was originated in multinationals from developing countries. This study sheds light on the characteristics, motivations, strategies, and needs of emerging market investors. ... See More +

Publication 92869 NOV 14, 2014

Gomez-Mera,Laura; Kenyon,Thomas; Margalit,Yotam M.; Reis,Jose Guilherme; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Travel channel meets discovery channel or how tourism can encourage better export performance and diversification in Nepal (English)

Entering and successfully surviving in export markets is a costly process for firms. The process involves learning about the existence of foreign demand, "discovering" production costs of exportable goods, building up reputation, succeeding in product branding to reduce competitive pressures and to be constantly upgrading quality standards to better serve demanding international clients, and remaining competitive vis-à-vis other players in the global marketplace. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6669 OCT 01, 2013

Reis, Jose Guilherme; Varela, Gonzalo Disclosed

Can tourism encourage better export performance and diversification in Nepal? (English)

Entering and successfully surviving in export markets is a costly process for firms. Key steps for success include learning about the existence of foreign demand, determining the production costs of exportable goods, building a high-quality reputation, succeeding in product branding to reduce competitive pressures, constant upgrading of quality standards to better serve demanding international clients, and remaining competitive with other players in the global marketplace. ... See More +

Brief 82021 OCT 01, 2013

Reis,Jose Guilherme; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Georgia rising : sustaining rapid economic growth - country economic memorandum (English)

Economic growth in Georgia was strong at 6.1 percent per year during 2004-12 as structural reforms and a favorable global economy led to large foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows and expansion in the services sectors. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 79666 JUL 01, 2013

Khan, Faruk; Loayza, Norman; Karmali, Nadeem; Tiongson, Erwin; Sundaram, Ramya; Athukorala, Premachandra; Matin, Kazi; Wagle, Swarnim; Reis, Jose Guilherme; Varela, Gonzalo; Kvivlidze, Zviad; Anderson, Kym; Wada, Tomoko; Nekaien-Nowrouz, Zakia; Namicheishvili, Tamuna Disclosed

Reinvigorating the agenda for open trade (English)

Pakistan's trade performance is disappointing. Despite being in a very dynamic region, the country's position in world trade has barely changed over the past three decades. ... See More +

Brief 79559 JUN 01, 2013

Reis, Jose G.; Taglioni, Daria; Kunaka, Charles; Pitigala, Nihal Disclosed

The Brazilian competitiveness cliff (English)

Brazilian exports of goods and services have grown sharply in recent years, with sales nearly three times higher in 2010 than in 2000. However, Brazil faces considerable competitiveness challenges: its export performance depends mostly on favorable geographical and sector composition effects. ... See More +

Brief 75182 FEB 01, 2013

Canuto, Otaviano; Cavallari, Matheus; Reis, Jose Guilherme Disclosed

Global value chains, economic upgrading, and gender : case studies of the horticulture, tourism, and call center industries (English)

This document provides a gendered analysis of the horticulture, tourism, and call center global value chains (GVCs), based on a survey of the literature and case studies carried out in Honduras, Kenya, and the Arab Republic of Egypt. ... See More +

Working Paper 83233 JAN 01, 2013

Staritz, Cornelia; Reis, Jose Guilherme Disclosed

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 Disclosed

Brazilian exports : climbing down a competitiveness cliff (English)

This note examines in detail Brazil’s export performance over the past 15 years, focusing not only on growth and composition, but also on different performance dimensions, including diversification, sophistication, and firm dynamics. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6302 JAN 01, 2013

Canuto, Otaviano; Cavallari, Matheus; Reis, Jose Guilherme Disclosed

Determinants of export growth at the extensive and intensive margins : evidence from product and firm-level data for Pakistan (English)

As globalization progresses and investment is mobile, it is ever more important for policy makers to understand drivers of growth and exports at the micro-level: Which products are being produced and exported? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6341 JAN 01, 2013

Reis, Jose Guilherme; Taglioni, Daria Disclosed

Trade competitiveness diagnostic toolkit (English)

This Trade Competitiveness Diagnostic (TCD) toolkit provides a framework, guidelines, and practical tools needed to conduct an analysis of trade competitiveness. ... See More +

Publication 67362 JAN 01, 2012

Farole,Thomas; Reis,Jose Guilherme Disclosed

Gender-informing aid for trade : entry points and initial lessons learned from the World Bank (English)

The effects of policy interventions on women are of increasing concern to policy makers in all fields, and trade is no exception. This note reviews recent World Bank projects and studies that 'gender inform' trade-related interventions, and it uses the Bank's experience to promote gender-equal opportunities by highlighting entry points at which trade projects, studies, and policies can effectively address gender issues. ... See More +

Brief 63516 JUL 01, 2011

Gamberoni, Elisa; Reis, Jose Guilherme Disclosed

Technological learning and innovation : climbing a tall ladder (English)

As the global stock of ideas expands and diffuses across and within countries, technological learning is poised to become an even more important determinant of growth through its impact on innovation. ... See More +

Brief 55582 JUL 01, 2010

Canuto, Otaviano; Dutz, Mark A.; Reis, Jose Guilherme Disclosed

Trade and the competitiveness agenda (English)

The global economic crisis has forced a major rethinking of the respective roles of governments and markets in the processes of trade and growth. ... See More +

Brief 55081 JUN 01, 2010

Reis, Jose Guilherme; Farole, Thomas Disclosed

Analyzing trade competitiveness : a diagnostics approach (English)

Trade has proven to be a powerful engine of growth worldwide. But not all countries have benefited equally. Despite much effort to use trade policy to catalyze exports, many developing countries have failed to achieve successful, sustainable export and economic growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5329 JUN 01, 2010

Farole, Thomas; Reis, Jose Guilherme; Wagle, Swarnim Disclosed

The investment climate in Brazil, India, and South Africa : a comparison of approaches for sustaining economic growth in emerging economies (English)

This book seeks to contribute to the sharing of knowledge between Brazil, India, and South Africa, three of the largest emerging economies today. ... See More +

Publication 42533 DEC 07, 2007

Fan, Qimiao; Reis, José Guilherme; Jarvis, Michael; Beath, Andrew; Frauscher, Kathrin; Reis, Jose Guilherme Disclosed

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Trade Liberalization and Integration of Domestic Output Markets in Brazil (English)
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OCT 03, 2018 WPS8600 Policy Research Working Paper
Connecting to compete 2018 : trade logistics in the global economy - the logistics performance index and its indicators (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 128355 Working Paper
Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (English)
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JUN 29, 2018 127626 Publication Portuguese
Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (Portuguese)
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JUN 29, 2018 127626 Publication English
New voices in investment : a survey of investors from emerging countries (English)
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NOV 14, 2014 92869 Publication
Travel channel meets discovery channel or how tourism can encourage better export performance and diversification in Nepal (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6669 Policy Research Working Paper
Can tourism encourage better export performance and diversification in Nepal? (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 82021 Brief
Georgia rising : sustaining rapid economic growth - country economic memorandum (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 79666 Country Economic Memorandum
Reinvigorating the agenda for open trade (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 79559 Brief
The Brazilian competitiveness cliff (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 75182 Brief
Global value chains, economic upgrading, and gender : case studies of the horticulture, tourism, and call center industries (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 83233 Working Paper
Women and trade in Africa : realizing the potential (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 82520 Working Paper
Brazilian exports : climbing down a competitiveness cliff (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 WPS6302 Policy Research Working Paper
Determinants of export growth at the extensive and intensive margins : evidence from product and firm-level data for Pakistan (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 WPS6341 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade competitiveness diagnostic toolkit (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 67362 Publication
Gender-informing aid for trade : entry points and initial lessons learned from the World Bank (English)
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JUL 01, 2011 63516 Brief
Technological learning and innovation : climbing a tall ladder (English)
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JUL 01, 2010 55582 Brief
Trade and the competitiveness agenda (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 55081 Brief
Analyzing trade competitiveness : a diagnostics approach (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 WPS5329 Policy Research Working Paper
The investment climate in Brazil, India, and South Africa : a comparison of approaches for sustaining economic growth in emerging economies (English)
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DEC 07, 2007 42533 Publication