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Statement by Mr. Roberto Azevȇdo at the 98th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 13, 2018 (English)

Board Report 131012 OCT 13, 2018

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. English 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. Spanish Disclosed

Infrastructure, value chains, and economic upgrades (English)

Infrastructure development is critical to delivering growth, reducing poverty, and addressing broader development goals. This paper surveys the literature on the linkages between infrastructure investment and economic growth, discusses the role of infrastructure in participation in global value chains and supporting economic upgrades, highlights the challenges that the least developed countries face, and provides policy recommendations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8547 AUG 13, 2018

Luo,Xubei; Xu,Xuejiao Disclosed

Infrastructure, Value Chains, and Economic Upgrades (English)

Infrastructure development is critical to delivering growth, reducing poverty, and addressing broader development goals. This paper surveys the literature on the linkages between infrastructure investment and economic growth, discusses the role of infrastructure in participation in global value chains and supporting economic upgrades, highlights the challenges that the least developed countries face, and provides policy recommendations. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129601 AUG 01, 2018

Luo,Xubei; Xu,Xuejiao Disclosed

Vietnam's Future Jobs : Leveraging Mega-Trends for Greater Prosperity (Vol. 3) : inforgraphic (English)

Vietnam's 50 million jobs are a cornerstone of its economic success. The transformation toward services and manufacturing, and impressive labor productivity and wage growth led to plunging poverty rates and globally enviable economic growth over the last decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 129380 AUG 01, 2018

Vietnamese Disclosed

Vietnam's Future Jobs : Leveraging Mega-Trends for Greater Prosperity (Vol. 3) : inforgraphic (Vietnamese)

Vietnam's 50 million jobs are a cornerstone of its economic success. The transformation toward services and manufacturing, and impressive labor productivity and wage growth led to plunging poverty rates and globally enviable economic growth over the last decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 129380 AUG 01, 2018

English Disclosed

Bought, sold, and bought again : the impact of complex value chains on export elasticities (English)

Global value chain participation affects the exchange rate pass-through to export prices and export volumes. The paper develops a partial equilibrium model of international trade with cross-border production and shows that higher participation in global value chains reduces the elasticities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8535 JUL 13, 2018

De Soyres,Francois Michel Marie Raphael; Frohm,Erik; Gunnella,Vanessa; Pavlova,Elena Disclosed

Trade in developing East Asia : how it has changed and why it matters (English)

East Asia, for long the epitome of successful engagement in trade, faces serious challenges: technological change that may threaten the very model of labor intensive industrialization and a backlash against globalization that may reduce access to important markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8533 JUL 13, 2018

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

Deep trade agreements and global value chains (English)

Preferential trade agreements have become deeper over time, often encompassing policy areas that go beyond traditional trade policy, such as investment, competition, and intellectual property rights protection. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8491 JUN 25, 2018

Laget,Edith; Osnago,Alberto; Rocha,Nadia; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Services liberalization and GVC participation : new evidence for heterogeneous effects by income level and provisions (English)

Participation in global value chains is a key element in the industrialization strategies of many developing nations. This paper investigates the role of services liberalization in promoting participation in global value chains. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8475 JUN 14, 2018

Lee,Woori Disclosed

Global trade watch 2017 : trade defies policy uncertainty - will it last? (English)

Trade rebounded in 2017, with trade volume growing at 4.3 percent in 2017—the fastest rate i

Working Paper 125930 MAY 01, 2018

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

Firm location, transport connectivity, and agglomeration economies : Evidence from Liberia (English)

Transport connectivity is among the most important factors in increasing firm productivity and accelerating economic development. The literature generally supports the idea of agglomeration economies, although there is little evidence of their effectiveness in Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8411 APR 18, 2018

Iimi,Atsushi; Rao,Kulwinder Singh Disclosed

Burkina Faso/AFRICA- P128768- Burkina Faso Electricity Sector Support Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP7830 MAR 14, 2018

Jean Christophe Ilboudo Disclosed

Uruguay - Performance and learning review of the country partnership framework for the period FY16-FY20 (English)

This Performance and Learning Review (PLR) provides a midterm assessment of the progress towards achieving the objectives of the Uruguay Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for the period FY16-FY20. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 124164 FEB 27, 2018

Disclosed

Global trade : slowdown, factors, and policies (English)

Growth in global trade has been slow since 2012. While global trade downturns are not unprecedented, the observed change in the relationship of trade to GDP poses the question whether the trade slowdown is a transitory deviation or a more long-lasting phenomenon brought about by structural changes. ... See More +

Brief 123899 FEB 01, 2018

Georgieva,Dorina Peteva; Loayza,Norman V.; Mendez Ramos,Fabian Disclosed

Using gross trade data to map archetypal GVCs (English)

This paper introduces a new, publicly available database for tracking merchandise trade in the global value chains for apparel/textile/footwear, motor vehicles and parts, and electronics, developed originally for in-depth analysis at the country level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8296 JAN 08, 2018

Ferrantino,Michael Joseph; Schmidt,Gabriela Disclosed

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

Official Documents- Financing Agreement for Credit 6042-BD (Closing Package) (English)

Financing Agreement NOV 05, 2017

Alva-Luperdi,Jorge Luis 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

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Statement by Mr. Roberto Azevȇdo at the 98th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 13, 2018 (English)
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OCT 13, 2018 131012 Board Report
Oriental Republic of Uruguay : Integration into Global Value Chains the Dairy Industry and the ICT Industry (Spanish)
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SEP 01, 2018 AUS17180 Working Paper English
Oriental Republic of Uruguay : Integration into Global Value Chains the Dairy Industry and the ICT Industry (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 AUS17180 Working Paper Spanish
Infrastructure, value chains, and economic upgrades (English)
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AUG 13, 2018 WPS8547 Policy Research Working Paper
Infrastructure, Value Chains, and Economic Upgrades (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129601 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Vietnam's Future Jobs : Leveraging Mega-Trends for Greater Prosperity (Vol. 3) : inforgraphic (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129380 Working Paper Vietnamese
Vietnam's Future Jobs : Leveraging Mega-Trends for Greater Prosperity (Vol. 3) : inforgraphic (Vietnamese)
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AUG 01, 2018 129380 Working Paper English
Bought, sold, and bought again : the impact of complex value chains on export elasticities (English)
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JUL 13, 2018 WPS8535 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade in developing East Asia : how it has changed and why it matters (English)
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JUL 13, 2018 WPS8533 Policy Research Working Paper
Deep trade agreements and global value chains (English)
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JUN 25, 2018 WPS8491 Policy Research Working Paper
Services liberalization and GVC participation : new evidence for heterogeneous effects by income level and provisions (English)
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JUN 14, 2018 WPS8475 Policy Research Working Paper
Global trade watch 2017 : trade defies policy uncertainty - will it last? (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 125930 Working Paper
Firm location, transport connectivity, and agglomeration economies : Evidence from Liberia (English)
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APR 18, 2018 WPS8411 Policy Research Working Paper
Burkina Faso/AFRICA- P128768- Burkina Faso Electricity Sector Support Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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MAR 14, 2018 STEP7830 Procurement Plan
Uruguay - Performance and learning review of the country partnership framework for the period FY16-FY20 (English)
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FEB 27, 2018 124164 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Global trade : slowdown, factors, and policies (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123899 Brief
Using gross trade data to map archetypal GVCs (English)
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JAN 08, 2018 WPS8296 Policy Research Working Paper
FDI spillovers and high-growth firms in developing countries (English)
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NOV 14, 2017 WPS8243 Policy Research Working Paper
Official Documents- Financing Agreement for Credit 6042-BD (Closing Package) (English)
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NOV 05, 2017 Financing Agreement
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