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The impact of rising Chinese trade and development assistance in West Africa : The impact of rising Chinese trade and development assistance in West Africa (English)

The rapid economic rise of China over the last twenty years has sustained high global demand and prices for primary commodities such as oil and minerals, greatly benefitting Sub-Saharan (SSA) African countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88349 MAY 23, 2014

Pigato, Miria; Gourdon, Julien

Greenfield MFIs in Sub-Saharan Africa : a business model for advancing access to finance : Les IMF entierement nouvelles en Afrique subsaharienne : un modele commercial pour promouvoir l'acces au financement (French)

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has the lowest level of access to finance of any region in the world, with an average banked population of only 24 percent (Findex 2012). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 67997 FEB 01, 2014

Flaming, Mark; Earne, Julie; Jansson, Tor; Koning, Antonique; Gourdon, Julien English, Spanish

Greenfield MFIs in Sub-Saharan Africa : a business model for advancing access to finance : Instituciones de microfinanzas totalmente nuevas en Africa al sur del Sahara : un modelo para promover el acceso al financiamiento (Spanish)

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has the lowest level of access to finance of any region in the world, with an average banked population of only 24 percent (Findex 2012). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 67997 FEB 01, 2014

Flaming, Mark; Earne, Julie; Jansson, Tor; Koning, Antonique; Gourdon, Julien English, French

Greenfield MFIs in Sub-Saharan Africa : a business model for advancing access to finance (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has the lowest level of access to finance of any region in the world, with an average banked population of only 24 percent (Findex 2012). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 67997 FEB 01, 2014

Flaming, Mark; Earne, Julie; Jansson, Tor; Koning, Antonique; Gourdon, Julien Spanish, French

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

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

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

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 (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

Regional integration and natural resources : who benefits ? evidence from MENA (English)

This paper builds on theoretical predictions that show that gains from regional integration are unevenly distributed between resource rich and poor countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5970 FEB 01, 2012

Olarreaga, Marcelo; Gourdon, Julien; Carrere, Celine

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

Ex-post impact evaluation of an export promotion matching grant : Tunisia's second EMAF (English)

Among the root causes of the current political turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are the large numbers of unemployed but increasingly educated youth. ... See More +

Brief 62240 MAY 01, 2011

Sharma, S; Vishwanath, T; Gourdon, J; Marchat, JM

World Bank South Asia economic update 2010 : moving up, looking east (English)

South Asia's rebound since March 2009 has been strong and is comparable to that in East Asia. South Asia is poised to grow by about 7 percent in 2010 and nearly 8 percent in 2011, thanks to the strong recovery in India, good performances in Bangladesh, post-conflict bounce in Sri Lanka, recovery in Pakistan, and turnarounds in other countries, including Afghanistan, Maldives, and Nepal. ... See More +

Publication 56796 AUG 10, 2010

Pitigala, Nihal; Yadao, Marinella; Hattari, Rabin; Gourdon, Julien; Mishra, Saurabh; Dasgupta, Dipak

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The impact of rising Chinese trade and development assistance in West Africa : The impact of rising Chinese trade and development assistance in West Africa (English)
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MAY 23, 2014 88349 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Greenfield MFIs in Sub-Saharan Africa : a business model for advancing access to finance : Les IMF entierement nouvelles en Afrique subsaharienne : un modele commercial pour promouvoir l'acces au financement (French)
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FEB 01, 2014 67997 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English, Spanish
Greenfield MFIs in Sub-Saharan Africa : a business model for advancing access to finance : Instituciones de microfinanzas totalmente nuevas en Africa al sur del Sahara : un modelo para promover el acceso al financiamiento (Spanish)
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FEB 01, 2014 67997 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English, French
Greenfield MFIs in Sub-Saharan Africa : a business model for advancing access to finance (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 67997 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Spanish, French
Evaluating aid for trade : a survey of recent studies (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6742 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
Import bans in Nigeria increase poverty (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 67874 Brief French
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 (French)
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MAR 01, 2012 67874 Brief English
Regional integration and natural resources : who benefits ? evidence from MENA (English)
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FEB 01, 2012 WPS5970 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact evaluation of trade interventions : paving the way (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 WPS5877 Policy Research Working Paper
Ex-post impact evaluation of an export promotion matching grant : Tunisia's second EMAF (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 62240 Brief
World Bank South Asia economic update 2010 : moving up, looking east (English)
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AUG 10, 2010 56796 Publication