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Oriental Republic of Uruguay : Integration into Global Value Chains the Dairy Industry and the ICT Industry : Repúblic Oriental del Uruguay : Integratión a las Cadenas de Valor Mundiales la Industrial Láctea y la Industria de las Tic (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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disclosed

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

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Oriental Republic of Uruguay : Integration into Global Value Chains the Dairy Industry and the ICT Industry : Repúblic Oriental del Uruguay : Integratión a las Cadenas de Valor Mundiales la Industrial Láctea y la Industria de las Tic (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
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
Infrastructure, Value Chains, and Economic Upgrades (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129601 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
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
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
Beyond Fintech : leveraging blockchain for more sustainable and inclusive supply chains (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 120260 Brief
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)
See More +
JAN 01, 2017 114819 Working Paper
Global value chain development report 2017 : measuring and analyzing the impact of GVCs on economic development (English)
See More +
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