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Africa - West Africa Regional Transport And Transit Facilitation Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR0020127 JUN 21, 2016

IEG Review Team Disclosed

Firm inventory behavior in east Africa (English)

Firms normally keep certain inventories, including raw materials, work-in-progress, and finished goods, to operate seamlessly and not to miss possible business opportunities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7280 MAY 29, 2015

Iimi,Atsushi; Humphrey,Richard Martin; Melibaeva,Sevara Disclosed

Fifth overall performance study of the GEF final report : at the crossroads for higher impact (English)

The Final Report of the Fifth Overall Performance Study (OPS5) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) was presented at the May 2014 GEF Council meeting in Cancun. ... See More +

Brief 106013 MAY 01, 2014

Disclosed

Corridor transport observatory guidelines (English)

The Northern Corridor, connecting East Africa to the World through the port of Mombasa, is one of the oldest corridor authorities in Africa, as it was established in 1985. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 85475 JAN 01, 2014

Hartmann,Olivier French Disclosed

Corridor transport observatory guidelines : Observatoires des transports sur les corridors guide pratique (French)

The Northern Corridor, connecting East Africa to the World through the port of Mombasa, is one of the oldest corridor authorities in Africa, as it was established in 1985. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 85475 NOV 01, 2013

Hartmann,Olivier English Disclosed

Improving trade and transport for landlocked developing countries (English)

A ministerial intergovernmental conference in pursuit of these commitments was held in August 2003 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The conference agreed to the Almaty Programme of Action (APoA), calling for joint efforts by transit and landlocked countries-with substantial technical and financial assistance from other countries-to revise their regulatory frameworks affecting trade movements and to improve their trade-related infrastructure. ... See More +

Working Paper 83235 JUN 20, 2013

Dairabayeva, Karlygash Disclosed

East African Community - Reshaping economic geography of East Africa : from regional to global integration : Main report (English)

Five East African countries Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda have made solid progress on integrating regionally in the East African Community (EAC) since 1999. ... See More +

Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study 65699 JUN 01, 2012

Disclosed

The impact of demand on cargo dwell time in ports in SSA (English)

Long cargo dwell times in ports are a critical issue in Sub-Saharan African countries since they result in slow import processes and are bound to dramatically reduce trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6014 MAR 01, 2012

Beuran, Monica; Mahihenni, Mohamed Hadi; Raballand, Gael; Refas, Salim Disclosed

Landlocked or policy locked ? how services trade protection deepens economic isolation (English)

A new cross-country database on services policy reveals a perverse pattern: many landlocked countries restrict trade in the very services that connect them with the rest of the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5942 JAN 01, 2012

Borchert, Ingo; Gootiiz, Batshur; Grover,Arti Goswami; Mattoo, Aaditya Disclosed

What are the determinants of export success? Analyzing firm-product-destination export survival rates in Lao PDR (English)

New analysis of firm-level customs data from the Lao PDR shows that export flows in value terms are dominated by large firms supplying the same products to the same markets from one year to the next. ... See More +

Brief 68932 NOV 01, 2011

Disclosed

Cameroon - Second Additional Financing for the CEMAC Transport and Transit Facilitation Project : restructuring (Vol. 2) : Data sheet (English)

The development objective of the Second Additional Financing for the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) Transport and Transit Facilitation Project is to facilitate regional trade among the CEMAC member states and improve the Central African Republic, the Republic of Cameroon and the Republic of Chad's access to world markets. ... See More +

Project Paper 65071 OCT 26, 2011

Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 25 (3) (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: what constrains Africa's exports?; does the internet reduce corruption? evidence from United States and across countries; do labor statistics depend on how and to whom the questions are asked? ... See More +

Publication 80518 OCT 01, 2011

Freund, Caroline; Rocha, Nadia; Andersen, Thomas Barnebeck; Bentzen, Jeanet; Dalgaard, Carl-Johan; Selaya, Pablo; Bardasi, Elena; Beegle, Kathleen; Dillon, Andrew; Serneels, Pieter; Klapper, Leora F.; Love, Inessa; de Mel, Suresh; McKenzie, David; Woodruff, Christopher; Chavis, Larry W.; Gine, Xavier; Mansuri, Ghazala; Picon, Mario; Lederman, Daniel; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres; Xu, Daniel Yi Disclosed

What constrains Africa's exports? (English)

Africa's share of global exports has dropped by 50 percent over the last three decades. To stem this decline, aid for trade to the region has increased rapidly in recent years. ... See More +

Journal Article 81273 MAY 30, 2011

Freund, Caroline; Rocha, Nadia Disclosed

Connecting landlocked developing countries to markets : trade corridors in the 21st century (English)

The importance of transport corridors for trade and development, including for some of the poorest countries in the world, is widely recognized in this book. ... See More +

Publication 60806 MAR 24, 2011

Arvis,Jean Francois; Carruthers,Robin C.; Smith, Graham; Willoughby,Christopher Disclosed

Africa - West Africa Regional Communications Infrastructure Project (APL-1B) (English)

Project Information Document AB6244 FEB 09, 2011

Disclosed

Measures to reduce the economic and social impact of high fuel prices (English)

High volatility in the world prices of petroleum has been a characteristic feature of the global economy in the last decade. World petroleum prices increased four-fold between 2004 and 2008 and, and following a drop in prices in the second half of 2008, petroleum prices have been rising again, and they are several times higher than they were two decades ago. ... See More +

Working Paper 74577 JAN 01, 2011

Disclosed

Timeliness and contract enforceability in intermediate goods trade (English)

This paper shows that the institutional environment and the ability to export on time are sources of comparative advantage as important as factors of production. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5482 NOV 01, 2010

Gamberoni, Elisa; Lanz, Rainer; Piermartini, Roberta Disclosed

The cost of being landlocked : logistics costs and supply chain reliability (English)

In the last two decades new emphasis has been given to the economic impact of geography, especially on the cost of being landlocked. From a development perspective, understanding the cost of being landlocked and its economic impact is critical, since one country of four in the world is landlocked (almost one out of three in Sub-Saharan Africa). ... See More +

Publication 55837 JUL 07, 2010

Arvis,Jean Francois; Marteau,Jean-Francois; Raballand,Gael J. R. F. Disclosed

Ghana leads West Africa in transit reform (English)

Cumbersome transit and customs procedures hinder trade and economic development. Ghana has modified several features of its transit system as part of efforts to improve road-based trade in West Africa. ... See More +

Brief 58871 APR 01, 2010

Wulf, Luc De Disclosed

What constrains Africa's exports ? (English)

This paper examines the effects of transit, documentation, and ports and customs delays on Africa’s exports. The authors find that transit delays have the most economically and statically significant effect on exports. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5184 JAN 01, 2010

Freund, Caroline; Rocha, Nadia Disclosed

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Africa - West Africa Regional Transport And Transit Facilitation Project (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 ICRR0020127 Implementation Completion Report Review
Firm inventory behavior in east Africa (English)
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MAY 29, 2015 WPS7280 Policy Research Working Paper
Fifth overall performance study of the GEF final report : at the crossroads for higher impact (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 106013 Brief
Corridor transport observatory guidelines (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 85475 Working Paper (Numbered Series) French
Corridor transport observatory guidelines : Observatoires des transports sur les corridors guide pratique (French)
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NOV 01, 2013 85475 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Improving trade and transport for landlocked developing countries (English)
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JUN 20, 2013 83235 Working Paper
East African Community - Reshaping economic geography of East Africa : from regional to global integration : Main report (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 65699 Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study
The impact of demand on cargo dwell time in ports in SSA (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 WPS6014 Policy Research Working Paper
Landlocked or policy locked ? how services trade protection deepens economic isolation (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 WPS5942 Policy Research Working Paper
What are the determinants of export success? Analyzing firm-product-destination export survival rates in Lao PDR (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 68932 Brief
Cameroon - Second Additional Financing for the CEMAC Transport and Transit Facilitation Project : restructuring (Vol. 2) : Data sheet (English)
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OCT 26, 2011 65071 Project Paper
The World Bank economic review 25 (3) (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 80518 Publication
What constrains Africa's exports? (English)
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MAY 30, 2011 81273 Journal Article
Connecting landlocked developing countries to markets : trade corridors in the 21st century (English)
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MAR 24, 2011 60806 Publication
Africa - West Africa Regional Communications Infrastructure Project (APL-1B) (English)
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FEB 09, 2011 AB6244 Project Information Document
Measures to reduce the economic and social impact of high fuel prices (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 74577 Working Paper
Timeliness and contract enforceability in intermediate goods trade (English)
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NOV 01, 2010 WPS5482 Policy Research Working Paper
The cost of being landlocked : logistics costs and supply chain reliability (English)
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JUL 07, 2010 55837 Publication
Ghana leads West Africa in transit reform (English)
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APR 01, 2010 58871 Brief
What constrains Africa's exports ? (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 WPS5184 Policy Research Working Paper