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Competition in Kenyan markets and its impact on income and poverty : a case study on sugar and maize (English)

This paper investigates the link between competitive, well-functioning food markets and consumer welfare. The paper explores two key food markets in Kenya -- sugar and maize -- and argues that a variety of factors conspire to distort market prices upward. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7179 JAN 01, 2015

Argent,Jonathan Thompson; Begazo Gomez,Tania Priscilla Disclosed

Study on the competitiveness of the industry manufacturing ivoirienne : Étude sur la compétitivité de l'industrie manufacturière ivoirienne (French)

This paper is a Study on Competitiveness of the manufacturing Industry in the Ivory Coast. It asserts that after over a decade of conflict and socio-political crisis, the economy of Côte d'Ivoire was experiencing a considerable upturn with a GDP growth rate of 10.7 percent in 2012 and 8.7 percent in 2013. ... See More +

Working Paper 97221 JAN 01, 2015


Improving competitiveness across sectors in Honduras (English)

The project is responsible for advancing various reforms that have improved the Honduras business climate and competitiveness and directly benefitted over 1,400 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). ... See More +

Brief 93480 MAY 08, 2012


Competition in mobile telecoms (English)

Many governments, particularly in developing and emerging market economies, still doubt the benefits of competition in wireless services. But international experience shows that competition in any of the digital technologies brings substantial benefits to users and creates powerful incentives for incumbent fixed-line operators to lower prices, introduce new services, and increase productivity. ... See More +

Viewpoint 19587 APR 30, 1999