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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

How well do we measure non-cognitive skills in developing countries? Initial lessons from STEP skills measurement program (English)

Standard skills indicators leave an information gap on workforce skill characteristics, job skill requirements, and quality of worker-job matches that prevents policymakers from making informed and timely decisions on training and education for current and future employees. ... See More +

Brief 123792 MAR 01, 2018

Laajaj,Rachid; Arias Diaz,Omar S.; Macours,Karen; Rubio-Codina,Marta; Vakis,Renos 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

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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

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: taking stock; Major Data Releases; Activity and Inflation; Trade and Finance; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 122071 NOV 17, 2017

Disclosed

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

Financing Agreement NOV 05, 2017

Alva-Luperdi,Jorge Luis Disclosed

Does vertical specialization increase productivity ? (English)

This paper investigates the impact of global value chain participation on productivity, using data on trade in value added from the World Input-Output Database. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7978 FEB 20, 2017

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

Cote d'Ivoire - Cashew Value-Chain Competitiveness Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Plan de gestion des pestes (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG2518 FEB 01, 2017

Jenane,Chakib Disclosed

Breaking into tradables : urban form and urban function in a developing city (English)

Many cities in developing economies, particularly in Africa, are experiencing urbanization without industrialization. This paper conceptualizes this in a framework in which a city can produce non-tradable goods and -- if it is sufficiently competitive -- also internationally tradable goods, potentially subject to increasing returns to scale. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7950 JAN 23, 2017

Venables,Anthony J. Disclosed

Case study - Rising to the cause : working towards sustainability (English)

This case study lists the efforts made in different areas, and the results achieved by the hotel’s management of five star Colombo hotel built in mid-1970s in Sri Lanka. ... See More +

Working Paper 113693 JAN 01, 2017

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FYR Macedonia supplier development pilot program toolkit : materials and lessons learned (English)

A supplier development pilot program (Pilot SDP) was designed upon request from the Macedonian Government aiming to stimulate linkages between local SMEs and large foreign companies operating fYR Macedonia. ... See More +

Working Paper 114819 JAN 01, 2017

Metz,Melissa; Popovikj Friedman,Gordana; Adamon,Karamath Djivede Sybille; Vrboski,Perica; Bilotserkivska,Iryna Disclosed

Global value chain development report 2017 : measuring and analyzing the impact of GVCs on economic development (English)

Global value chains (GVCs) break up the production process so at different steps can be carried out in different countries. Today’s official statistical information systems, designed to measure economic activity in a pre-GVC world, have struggled to keep pace with these changes. ... See More +

Publication ACS22639 JAN 01, 2017

Dollar,David R.; Inomata,Satoshi; Jetro-Ide; Degain,Christophe; Meng,Bo; Wang,Zhi; Ahmad,Nadim; Primi,Annalisa; Escaith,Hubert; Engel,Jakob; Taglioni,Daria; Heuser,Cecilia; Mattoo,Aaditya; Kidder,Matthew Disclosed

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

The electronics sector has played an important role in the development trajectories of several newly industrialized economies. South Asia’s lack of competitiveness reflects inadequate provision of public goods (e.g. industrial zones next to world class ports and urban centers) rather than high labor costs or low productivity. ... See More +

Working Paper 108827 OCT 01, 2016

Narain,Ashish Disclosed

A greener path to competitiveness : policies for climate action in industries and products (English)

The ninth Sustainable Development Goal advises countries to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. ... See More +

Working Paper 107967 JUL 01, 2016

Kechichian,Etienne Raffi; Pantelias,Alexios; Reeves,Ari; Henley,Guy; Liu,Jiemei Disclosed

Egypt, Arab Republic of - Enhancing Access to Finance for Micro and Small Enterprises Project (English)

Ratings for Enhancing Access to Finance for Micro and Small Enterprises Project for Egypt, Arab Republic were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to global environment outcome was moderate, Bank's performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3851 JUN 30, 2016

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Georgia - First, Second, and Third Development Policy Operation Projects (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14923 JUN 23, 2016

Disclosed

Probiotech (English)

Agriculture is the economic backbone of Nepal. It contributes more than a third of the country’s gross domestic product and is the primary—and often the only—source of income for Nepalis who live in remote areas. ... See More +

Brief 120091 JAN 01, 2016

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Domestic value added in exports: theory and firm evidence from China (English)

China has defied the declining trend in domestic content in exports in many countries. This paper studies China’s rising domestic content in exports using firm- and customs transaction-level data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7491 NOV 13, 2015

Kee,Hiau Looi; Tang,Heiwai Disclosed

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in East Asia,The Pacific,South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Newsletter 101204 OCT 19, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

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Global trade watch 2017 : trade defies policy uncertainty - will it last? (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 125930 Working Paper
How well do we measure non-cognitive skills in developing countries? Initial lessons from STEP skills measurement program (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 123792 Brief
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
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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NOV 17, 2017 122071 Newsletter
Official Documents- Financing Agreement for Credit 6042-BD (Closing Package) (English)
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NOV 05, 2017 Financing Agreement
Does vertical specialization increase productivity ? (English)
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FEB 20, 2017 WPS7978 Policy Research Working Paper
Cote d'Ivoire - Cashew Value-Chain Competitiveness Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Plan de gestion des pestes (French)
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FEB 01, 2017 SFG2518 Environmental Assessment
Breaking into tradables : urban form and urban function in a developing city (English)
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JAN 23, 2017 WPS7950 Policy Research Working Paper
Case study - Rising to the cause : working towards sustainability (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113693 Working Paper
FYR Macedonia supplier development pilot program toolkit : materials and lessons learned (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 114819 Working Paper
Global value chain development report 2017 : measuring and analyzing the impact of GVCs on economic development (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 ACS22639 Publication
Electronics in South Asia : South Asia’s turn : policies to boost competitiveness and create the next export powerhouse (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 108827 Working Paper
A greener path to competitiveness : policies for climate action in industries and products (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 107967 Working Paper
Egypt, Arab Republic of - Enhancing Access to Finance for Micro and Small Enterprises Project (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 ICR3851 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Georgia - First, Second, and Third Development Policy Operation Projects (English)
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JUN 23, 2016 ICRR14923 Implementation Completion Report Review
Probiotech (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 120091 Brief
Domestic value added in exports: theory and firm evidence from China (English)
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NOV 13, 2015 WPS7491 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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OCT 19, 2015 101204 Newsletter