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FDI spillovers and high-growth firms in developing countries (English)

This paper evaluates the heterogeneous impact of spillovers from multinational corporations (MNCs) to domestic enterprises in the developing world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8243 NOV 14, 2017

Reyes,Jose Daniel Disclosed

Preferential trade agreements and global value chains : theory, evidence, and open questions (English)

Preferential trade agreements today are more numerous and deeper than they were a quarter century ago. Do deep agreements promote countries' integration into global value chains? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8190 SEP 11, 2017

Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Beyond Fintech : leveraging blockchain for more sustainable and inclusive supply chains (English)

One of the most noticeable and important developments of the advance of free trade over the last half century has been the emergence of global value chains. ... See More +

Brief 120260 SEP 01, 2017

Niforos, Marina Disclosed

Arm's-length trade : a source of post-crisis trade weakness (English)

Trade growth has slowed sharply since the global financial crisis. U.S. trade data highlights that arm's-length trade —trade between unaffiliated firms—accounts disproportionately for the overall post-crisis trade slowdown. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8144 JUL 11, 2017

Lakatos,Csilla; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte Disclosed

Statement by Mr. Ignazio Visco at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Ignazio Visco, Governor of the Bank of Italy at the ninety-fifth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 114577 APR 22, 2017

Disclosed

Trade developments in 2016 : policy uncertainty weighs on world trade (English)

2016 is the fifth consecutive year of sluggish trade growth and the year with the weakest trade performance since the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper 112930 FEB 21, 2017

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Measuring and analyzing the impact of GVCs on economic development (English)

The global economy is evolving rapidly. It presents a complex and ever-changing picture. The trends, opportunities, and challenges affect the lives of every person on the planet. ... See More +

Working Paper 117290 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

The global information and communications technology industry : where Vietnam fits in global value chains (English)

The information and communications technology sector has undergone a dynamic process of globalization and fragmentation in the past few decades, leading to the creation of global value chains. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7916 DEC 14, 2016

Sturgeon,Timothy J.; Zylberberg,Ezequiel Disclosed

South Asia’s turn : policies to boost competitiveness and create the next export powerhouse (Vol. 2) (English)

South Asia is at a turning point. The region is benefiting from a confluence of positive internal and external forces. South Asian countries are starting to receive the competitiveness dividends from the economic reforms and public investments in infrastructure and education carried over the last 25 years. ... See More +

Working Paper 108830 OCT 06, 2016

Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Medvedev,Denis; Palmade,Vincent; Saraf,Priyam Disclosed

The capabilities driving participation in global value chains (English)

Global value chains have altered the nature of global trade and offer significant opportunities for developing countries to expand exports, access technology, and raise productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7804 AUG 24, 2016

Pathikonda,Vilas G.; Farole,Thomas Disclosed

Services and innovation for the competitiveness of the Ecuadorian economy (English)

Ecuador is one of the least diversified countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, depending heavily on oil and agriculture. This policy paper examines how services and innovation can play a role in transforming the Ecuadorian economy from one based on natural resources to one based on knowledge and services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7767 JUL 25, 2016

Rubalcaba Bermejo,Luis; Gago,David; Ariano,Maria; Tripathi,Arvind Kumar Disclosed

Trade and investment implications of Brexit (English)

The exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Brexit) may have a negative impact on trade and investment flows not just for the UK, but also for the countries with the largest exposure to the UK. ... See More +

Working Paper 107118 JUL 11, 2016

Disclosed

Towards a G20 strategy for promoting inclusive global value chains (English)

The paper draws on the Inclusive Global Value Chains report submitted by the OECD and the World Bank Group to G20 Trade Ministers in October 2015, refining and prioritizing the options contained therein. ... See More +

Working Paper 108169 JUL 09, 2016

Disclosed

Global trade watch : trade developments in 2015 (English)

After sharply declining in the first half of 2015, world trade began to grow, albeit at a slow pace. Preliminary data indicate that merchandise import growth was 1.7 percent in 2015, down from 3 percent in 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 103903 MAR 09, 2016

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

The performance of free economic zones in Moldova (English)

In 1995, Moldova introduced free economic zone (FEZ) legislation with the aim of accelerating socioeconomic development by attracting domestic and foreign investment, promoting exports, and creating employment. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 103998 MAR 03, 2016

Disclosed

Uruguay - Country partnership framework FY16-20 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 102896 JAN 21, 2016

Disclosed

Mapping global and regional value chains in SACU : sector-level overviews (English)

In considering the prospects for expanding non-commodities exports, the SACU region faces a global environment that has changed markedly over the past two decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 102984 JAN 01, 2016

Disclosed

Knowledge in action : trade and competitiveness publications update (English)

This paper highlights key resources authored by World Bank Group staff and partners of the Trade and Competitiveness (T&C) global practice. T&C is committed to helping countries develop more dynamic and integrated economies by expanding market opportunities and enabling private initiative. ... See More +

Working Paper 108989 JAN 01, 2016

Disclosed

South Asia’s turn : policies to boost competitiveness and create the next export powerhouse (English)

South Asia is at a turning point. The region is benefiting from a confluence of positive internal and external forces. South Asian countries are starting to receive the competitiveness dividends from the economic reforms and public investments in infrastructure and education carried over the last 25 years. ... See More +

Working Paper 108830 JAN 01, 2016

Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Medvedev,Denis; Palmade,Vincent; Saraf,Priyam Disclosed

Connecting to complete 2014 : trade logistics in the global economy - the logistics performance index and its indicators (Chinese)

Improving logistics performance is at the core of the economic growth and competitiveness agenda. Policymakers globally recognize the logistics sector as one of their key pillars for development. ... See More +

Publication 90419 JAN 01, 2016

English Disclosed

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FDI spillovers and high-growth firms in developing countries (English)
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NOV 14, 2017 WPS8243 Policy Research Working Paper
Preferential trade agreements and global value chains : theory, evidence, and open questions (English)
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SEP 11, 2017 WPS8190 Policy Research Working Paper
Beyond Fintech : leveraging blockchain for more sustainable and inclusive supply chains (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 120260 Brief
Arm's-length trade : a source of post-crisis trade weakness (English)
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JUL 11, 2017 WPS8144 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Mr. Ignazio Visco at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)
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APR 22, 2017 114577 Board Report
Trade developments in 2016 : policy uncertainty weighs on world trade (English)
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FEB 21, 2017 112930 Working Paper
Measuring and analyzing the impact of GVCs on economic development (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 117290 Working Paper
The global information and communications technology industry : where Vietnam fits in global value chains (English)
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DEC 14, 2016 WPS7916 Policy Research Working Paper
South Asia’s turn : policies to boost competitiveness and create the next export powerhouse (Vol. 2) (English)
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OCT 06, 2016 108830 Working Paper
The capabilities driving participation in global value chains (English)
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AUG 24, 2016 WPS7804 Policy Research Working Paper
Services and innovation for the competitiveness of the Ecuadorian economy (English)
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JUL 25, 2016 WPS7767 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade and investment implications of Brexit (English)
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JUL 11, 2016 107118 Working Paper
Towards a G20 strategy for promoting inclusive global value chains (English)
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JUL 09, 2016 108169 Working Paper
Global trade watch : trade developments in 2015 (English)
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MAR 09, 2016 103903 Working Paper
The performance of free economic zones in Moldova (English)
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MAR 03, 2016 103998 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Uruguay - Country partnership framework FY16-20 : chair summary (English)
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JAN 21, 2016 102896 Board Summary
Mapping global and regional value chains in SACU : sector-level overviews (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102984 Working Paper
Knowledge in action : trade and competitiveness publications update (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2016 108989 Working Paper
South Asia’s turn : policies to boost competitiveness and create the next export powerhouse (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2016 108830 Working Paper
Connecting to complete 2014 : trade logistics in the global economy - the logistics performance index and its indicators (Chinese)
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JAN 01, 2016 90419 Publication English