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Digital Pakistan - Economic Policy for Export Competitiveness : A Business and Trade Assessment (English)

This report analyses the recent trends in Pakistani Information Technologies (IT) and InformationTechnologies enabled Services (ITeS), as well as obstacles confronted by firms. ... See More +

Report AUS0001607 MAY 01, 2020

Van Der Marel,Erik Leendert; Rizwan,Nadeem; Saez,Juan Sebastian; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Pakistan - Economic Policy for Competitiveness : Import Duties and Performance - Some Stylized Facts for Pakistan (English)

This note discusses the role that import duties have in Pakistan’s economy, and their links with export competitiveness. Import duties play two key roles. ... See More +

Report AUS0001593 MAY 01, 2020

Lovo,Stefania; Eberhard,Andreas; Franco Bedoya,Sebastian; Varela,Gonzalo J.; Gambetta,Juan Pedro; Ganz,Federico Disclosed

The Upstream Tariff Simulator (UTAS) : A Tool to Assess the Impact of Tariff Reform on Input Costs and Effective Protection across Sectors (English)

Increased international production fragmentation implies that firms at home rely on imported intermediates for production. In this context, tariff policy design needs to consider the impact downstream of changes in tariffs upstream. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9158 FEB 20, 2020

Eberhard,Andreas; Varela,Gonzalo J.; Casal,Lucia; Ganz,Federico Disclosed

Project Information Document - Pakistan Goes Global: An Initiative for a Global Technology-Driven Pakistan - P170271 (English)

Project Information Document PIDA27433 FEB 12, 2020

Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP) - Pakistan Goes Global: An Initiative for a Global Technology-Driven Pakistan - P170271 (English)

Stakeholder Engagement Plan FEB 10, 2020

Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Environmental and Social Commitment Plan (ESCP) - Pakistan Goes Global: An Initiative for a Global Technology-Driven Pakistan - P170271 (English)

Environmental and Social Commitment Plan FEB 10, 2020

Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Appraisal Environmental and Social Review Summary (ESRS) - Pakistan Goes Global: An Initiative for a Global Technology-Driven Pakistan - P170271 (English)

Environmental and Social Review Summary ESRSA00370 FEB 10, 2020

Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Modernizing Trade in Pakistan: A Policy Roadmap (English)

This handbook intends to be a resource for those interested in trade policy reform, in Pakistan and elsewhere. It arose from the Pakistan trade and investment policy program (PTIPP). ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0001114 SEP 01, 2019

Mckenna,Jonathan Miles; Laakso,Aarre; Varela,Gonzalo J.; Rocha Gaffurri,Nadia Patrizia Disclosed

Environmental and Social Review Summary (ESRS) - Pakistan Goes Global: An Initiative for a Global Technology-Driven Pakistan - P170271 (English)

Environmental and Social Review Summary ESRSC00499 MAY 20, 2019

Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Turkey Country Economic Memorandum : Firm Productivity and Economic Growth (English)

Turkey’s pace of income convergence has globally been one of the most remarkable of the past fifteen years. Sustaining growth and improvements in living standards in Turkey will require higher productivity in the economy. ... See More +

Working Paper 136458 APR 29, 2019

Varela,Gonzalo J.; Rab,Habib Nasser; Makovec,Mattia; Kilinc,Umut; Atas,Erdem; Polat,Beyza; Kouame,Auguste Tano; Mahajan,Sandeep; Francis,David C.; Divanbeigi,Raian; Yasar,Pinar Disclosed

Concept Project Information Document (PID) - Pakistan Goes Global: An Initiative for a Global Technology-Driven Pakistan - P170271 (English)

Project Information Document PIDC26712 APR 22, 2019

Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Integration and Price Transmission in Key Food Commodity Markets in India (English)

This paper examines patterns of market integration for food commodities in India. First, it tests the extent of domestic spatial market integration for retail and wholesale markets in 2006–14 and 2008–15, respectively, and looks at patterns of price transmission of shocks from international sources. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8755 FEB 25, 2019

Boffa,Mauro; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Macro and Micro Features of Successful Economic Convergence : The Case of Poland (English)

This paper examines the patterns of growth of Poland, and its transition into high-income status over the past two decades from a macro and micro perspective. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 133617 JAN 09, 2019

Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Investing in Logistics for Sustainable Economic Growth : Background Studies for the Preparation of Cambodia Logistics Master Plan (Vol. 2) (English)

The World Bank prepared three background studies as inputs for the development of the Cambodia Logistics Master Plan led by the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) in 2017–2018. ... See More +

Working Paper 131518 OCT 01, 2018

Nguyen,Lan Van; Nghardsaysone,Konesawang; Varela,Gonzalo J.; Artuso,Fabio; Chea,Marong; Ganz Carulla,Federico; Kunaka,Charles; Meeuws,Rene; de Leijer, Harrie; Banomyong,Ruth Disclosed

Pakistan Development Update : At a Crossroad (English)

The report begins with a chapter on economic developments, with sections on growth, fiscal policy, public debt, the external sector, monetary developments and inflation, and the financial sector. ... See More +

120560 OCT 01, 2018

Ashraf,Mehwish; Ghumman,Adnan Ashraf; Aslam,Zehra; Shaikh,Sarmad Ahmed; Waheed,Muhammad; Blanco Armas,Enrique; Panasco Santos,Cristina Isabel; Qureshi,Ali Nadeem; Zamand,Mina; Schneider,Charles Patrick; Bashir,Amjad; Rontoyanni,Clelia Kalliopi Helena; Varela,Gonzalo J.; Zaheer,Namoos Disclosed

Critical Connections : Promoting Economic Growth and Resilience in Europe and Central Asia : Overview (English)

The Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region has a rich history of regional integration and connectivity to the broader world economy, which has stimulated the growth of knowledge and technological innovation. ... See More +

Publication 129794 SEP 05, 2018

Gould,David Michael; Abate,Megersa Abera; Artuc,Erhan; Bamieh,Omar; Briceno-Garmendia,Cecilia M.; Fiorini,Matteo; Hoekman,Bernard M.; Kenett,Dror Yossef; Lebrand,Mathilde Sylvie Maria; López-Garcia,Paloma; Özden,Çag˘lar; Panterov,Georgi Lyudmilov; Rocha,Nadia; Taglioni,Daria; Tan,Shawn Weiming; Varela,Gonzalo J.; Winkler,Hernan Jorge; Yde-Jensen,Thea Disclosed

Critical Connections : Promoting Economic Growth and Resilience in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

The Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region has a rich history of regional integration and connectivity to the broader world economy, which has stimulated the growth of knowledge and technological innovation. ... See More +

Publication 129794 SEP 05, 2018

Gould,David Michael; Abate,Megersa Abera; Artuc,Erhan; Bamieh,Omar; Briceno-Garmendia,Cecilia M.; Fiorini,Matteo; Hoekman,Bernard M.; Kenett,Dror Yossef; Lebrand,Mathilde Sylvie Maria; López-Garcia,Paloma; Özden,Çag˘lar; Panterov,Georgi Lyudmilov; Rocha,Nadia; Taglioni,Daria; Tan,Shawn Weiming; Varela,Gonzalo J.; Winkler,Hernan Jorge; Yde-Jensen,Thea Disclosed

Oriental Republic of Uruguay : Integration into Global Value Chains the Dairy Industry and the ICT Industry (Spanish)

Uruguay has much to gain from further integration with the global marketplace. Increased trade allows economies of scale and increases exposure to technological and knowledge spillovers, resulting in greater productivity. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS17180 SEP 01, 2018

Criscuolo,Alberto; Onugha,Ifeyinwa Uchenna; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Oriental Republic of Uruguay : Integration into Global Value Chains the Dairy Industry and the ICT Industry (English)

Uruguay has much to gain from further integration with the global marketplace. Increased trade allows economies of scale and increases exposure to technological and knowledge spillovers, resulting in greater productivity. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS17180 SEP 01, 2018

Criscuolo,Alberto; Onugha,Ifeyinwa Uchenna; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Trade policy reforms for the twenty-first century : the case of Nepal (English)

This report examines how Nepal could move away from a remittance-driven growth model by reforming its trade policies to increase competitiveness. ... See More +

Working Paper 122120 DEC 18, 2017

Narain,Ashish; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

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Digital Pakistan - Economic Policy for Export Competitiveness : A Business and Trade Assessment (English)
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MAY 01, 2020 AUS0001607 Report
Pakistan - Economic Policy for Competitiveness : Import Duties and Performance - Some Stylized Facts for Pakistan (English)
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MAY 01, 2020 AUS0001593 Report
The Upstream Tariff Simulator (UTAS) : A Tool to Assess the Impact of Tariff Reform on Input Costs and Effective Protection across Sectors (English)
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FEB 20, 2020 WPS9158 Policy Research Working Paper
Project Information Document - Pakistan Goes Global: An Initiative for a Global Technology-Driven Pakistan - P170271 (English)
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FEB 12, 2020 PIDA27433 Project Information Document
Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP) - Pakistan Goes Global: An Initiative for a Global Technology-Driven Pakistan - P170271 (English)
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FEB 10, 2020 Stakeholder Engagement Plan
Environmental and Social Commitment Plan (ESCP) - Pakistan Goes Global: An Initiative for a Global Technology-Driven Pakistan - P170271 (English)
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FEB 10, 2020 Environmental and Social Commitment Plan
Appraisal Environmental and Social Review Summary (ESRS) - Pakistan Goes Global: An Initiative for a Global Technology-Driven Pakistan - P170271 (English)
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FEB 10, 2020 ESRSA00370 Environmental and Social Review Summary
Modernizing Trade in Pakistan: A Policy Roadmap (English)
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SEP 01, 2019 AUS0001114 Working Paper
Environmental and Social Review Summary (ESRS) - Pakistan Goes Global: An Initiative for a Global Technology-Driven Pakistan - P170271 (English)
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MAY 20, 2019 ESRSC00499 Environmental and Social Review Summary
Turkey Country Economic Memorandum : Firm Productivity and Economic Growth (English)
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APR 29, 2019 136458 Working Paper
Concept Project Information Document (PID) - Pakistan Goes Global: An Initiative for a Global Technology-Driven Pakistan - P170271 (English)
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APR 22, 2019 PIDC26712 Project Information Document
Integration and Price Transmission in Key Food Commodity Markets in India (English)
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FEB 25, 2019 WPS8755 Policy Research Working Paper
Macro and Micro Features of Successful Economic Convergence : The Case of Poland (English)
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JAN 09, 2019 133617 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Investing in Logistics for Sustainable Economic Growth : Background Studies for the Preparation of Cambodia Logistics Master Plan (Vol. 2) (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 131518 Working Paper
Pakistan Development Update : At a Crossroad (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 120560
Critical Connections : Promoting Economic Growth and Resilience in Europe and Central Asia : Overview (English)
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SEP 05, 2018 129794 Publication
Critical Connections : Promoting Economic Growth and Resilience in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)
See More +
SEP 05, 2018 129794 Publication
Oriental Republic of Uruguay : Integration into Global Value Chains the Dairy Industry and the ICT Industry (Spanish)
See More +
SEP 01, 2018 AUS17180 Working Paper
Oriental Republic of Uruguay : Integration into Global Value Chains the Dairy Industry and the ICT Industry (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2018 AUS17180 Working Paper
Trade policy reforms for the twenty-first century : the case of Nepal (English)
See More +
DEC 18, 2017 122120 Working Paper