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Good practice note – IFC life and fire safety : hotels (English)

The life nd Fire Safety (LFS) Good Practice Notes (GPNs) are technical reference documents developed for two main purposes: (i) to support IFC’s investment decisions when evaluating if life and fire safety objectives have been achieved and (ii) as a general guideline for the project team to develop a life and fire concept for the specific occupancy.This GPN on Hotels is a guideline for investment projects in both new and existing occupancies. ... See More +

Working Paper 118744 JUL 01, 2017

Disclosed

Central African Republic - Car Service Delivery and Support to Communities Affected by Displacement Project (English)

The objective of the Car Service Delivery and Support to Communities Affected by Displacement Project for Central African Republic is to increase access to basic services, infrastructure and safety nets for communities affected by forced displacement. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2306 MAY 03, 2017

Disclosed

Indonesia - Social assistance reform program : fiduciary systems assessment (English)

This is an assessment of the fiduciary arrangements of Government of Indonesia’s PKH Program in accordance with the World Bank’s OP/BP 9.0 to determine suitability of the application of the Program for Results (PforR) instrument and to mitigate fiduciary risks of the proposed Program. ... See More +

Working Paper 114290 APR 14, 2017

Disclosed

Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines - OECS Regional Tourism Competitiveness Project (English)

The objectives of the OECS Regional Tourism Competitiveness Project for Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines are to: (i) facilitate the movement of tourists within the participating countries using ferries, (ii) improve selected tourism sites, and (iii) strengthen implementation capacity for regional tourism market development. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1308 MAR 16, 2017

Disclosed

Lesotho - First Growth and Competitiveness Development Policy Grant (English)

Ratings for the First Growth and Competitiveness Development Policy Grant for Lesotho were as follows: outcomes were moderately unsatisfactory, risk to development outcome was high, Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and Grantee performance was moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3665 DEC 19, 2016

Disclosed

Russian Federation : how services contribute to competitiveness (English)

Globalization is creating many new trade and growth opportunities, with services trade increasingly becoming an issue for export-oriented economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7827 SEP 19, 2016

Saez,Juan Sebastian; Van Der Marel,Erik Leendert Disclosed

Moldova - Second Competitiveness Enhancement Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 108216 SEP 09, 2016

Disclosed

Services and innovation for the competitiveness of the Ecuadorian economy (English)

Ecuador is one of the least diversified countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, depending heavily on oil and agriculture. This policy paper examines how services and innovation can play a role in transforming the Ecuadorian economy from one based on natural resources to one based on knowledge and services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7767 JUL 25, 2016

Rubalcaba Bermejo,Luis; Gago,David; Ariano,Maria; Tripathi,Arvind Kumar Disclosed

Organization of Eastern Caribbean States - Regional Tourism Competitiveness Project : Regional resettlement policy framework (English)

The project development objectives for Regional Tourism Competitiveness project are to (1) facilitate the movement of tourists within the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States region using ferries; (2) improve selected touristic sites; and (3) strengthen implementation capacity for regional tourism market development. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG2167 MAY 12, 2016

Coirolo,Cristina Elizabeth Disclosed

Organization of Eastern Caribbean States - Regional Tourism Competitiveness Project : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objectives for Regional Tourism Competitiveness project are to (i) facilitate the movement of tourists within the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States region using ferries; (ii) improve selected touristic sites; and (iii) strengthen implementation capacity for regional tourism market development. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2153 MAY 12, 2016

Coirolo,Cristina Elizabeth Disclosed

Exporter behavior, country size and stage of development : evidence from the exporter dynamics database (English)

This paper presents new data on the micro structure of the export sector for 45 countries and studies how exporter behavior varies with country size and stage of development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7452 OCT 21, 2015

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Freund,Caroline; Pierola Castro,Martha D. Disclosed

Product standards and firms’ export decisions (English)

The paper estimates the effect of product standards on firms’ export decisions using two novel datasets. The first covers all exporting firms in 42 developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7315 JUN 18, 2015

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Ferro,Esteban; Wilson,John S. Disclosed

Republic of Congo – Trade facilitation intervention : Trade facilitation between Congo and its neighbors - addressing the bottlenecks (English)

Trade facilitation is one of the key engines of growth in an economy. Improving the quality and reliability of the trade facilitation infrastructure and services is a major building block for reducing transaction costs, attracting domestic and foreign investment, and expanding access to economic opportunities. ... See More +

Working Paper 115188 MAY 01, 2015

Tchana Tchana,Fulbert; Kebede,Ephraim; Kemtsop,Guy Tchinda; Tanase,Virginia; El Kamel,Jameleddine; Wa Dzon,Etaki; Laouali Ladjo,Karima; Maloueki Louzolo,Josiane French Disclosed

Project Information Document (Concept Stage) - Equal Access and Simplified Environment for Investment (EASE) in Egypt - P153487 (Arabic)

Project Information Document PIDC18609 APR 08, 2015

0000A8056 Disclosed

The curious case of Brazil's closedness to trade (English)

Although Brazil has become one of the largest economies in the world, it remains among the most closed economies as measured by the share of exports and imports in gross domestic product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7228 APR 02, 2015

Canuto Dos Santos Filho,Otaviano; Fleischhaker,Cornelius; Schellekens,Philip Disclosed

Cape Verde - Competitiveness for Tourism Development Project : environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objective of the Competitiveness for Tourism Development Project for Cape Verde is to increase the competitiveness of the tourism sector in Cabo Verde. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1032 APR 01, 2015

0000A8056 Disclosed

Integrated logistic centers : experience from North America and options for China (English)

China’s shift toward accelerated economic growth in central and western provinces and increasing levels of personal income and consumption are all consistent with the need for rail-enabled Integrated Logistics Centers (ILCs). ... See More +

Brief 95752 APR 01, 2015

Blancas Mendivil,Luis C.; Bullock,Richard G.; Ollivier,Gerald Paul Disclosed

How to sustain export dynamism by reducing duality in the Dominican Republic : a World Bank trade competitiveness diagnostic : Como mantener el dinamismo exportador en la Republica Dominicana : un diagnostico del Banco Mundial sobre competitividad commercial (Spanish)

This report analyzes export competitiveness in the Dominican Republic drawing from the Trade Competitiveness Diagnostic methodology (Farole and Reis, 2012). ... See More +

Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study AUS6804 MAR 02, 2015

Iwulska,Aleksandra; Jouanjean,Marie Agnes; Moberg,Lotta Malin Johanna; Reyes,Jose Daniel; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo; Ugarte Romero,Cristian; Van Der Borght,Rafael; Wagle,Swarnim; Velasquez,Giselle English Disclosed

How to sustain export dynamism by reducing duality in the Dominican Republic : a World Bank trade competitiveness diagnostic (English)

This report analyzes export competitiveness in the Dominican Republic drawing from the Trade Competitiveness Diagnostic methodology (Farole and Reis, 2012). ... See More +

Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study AUS6804 MAR 02, 2015

Iwulska,Aleksandra; Jouanjean,Marie Agnes; Moberg,Lotta Malin Johanna; Reyes,Jose Daniel; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo; Ugarte Romero,Cristian; Van Der Borght,Rafael; Wagle,Swarnim; Velasquez,Giselle Disclosed

Valuing services in trade : a toolkit for competitiveness diagnostics (English)

The Service Trade Competitiveness Diagnostic (STDC) Toolkit is part of a larger agenda of trade competitiveness work developed by the World Bank's International Trade Unit in recent years. ... See More +

Publication 93714 JAN 14, 2015

Hollweg,Claire Honore; Van Der Marel,Erik Leendert; Saez,Juan Sebastian; Taglioni,Daria; Zavacka,Veronika Disclosed

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Good practice note – IFC life and fire safety : hotels (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 118744 Working Paper
Central African Republic - Car Service Delivery and Support to Communities Affected by Displacement Project (English)
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MAY 03, 2017 PAD2306 Project Appraisal Document
Indonesia - Social assistance reform program : fiduciary systems assessment (English)
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APR 14, 2017 114290 Working Paper
Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines - OECS Regional Tourism Competitiveness Project (English)
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MAR 16, 2017 PAD1308 Project Appraisal Document
Lesotho - First Growth and Competitiveness Development Policy Grant (English)
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DEC 19, 2016 ICR3665 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Russian Federation : how services contribute to competitiveness (English)
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SEP 19, 2016 WPS7827 Policy Research Working Paper
Moldova - Second Competitiveness Enhancement Project : procurement plan (English)
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SEP 09, 2016 108216 Procurement Plan
Services and innovation for the competitiveness of the Ecuadorian economy (English)
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JUL 25, 2016 WPS7767 Policy Research Working Paper
Organization of Eastern Caribbean States - Regional Tourism Competitiveness Project : Regional resettlement policy framework (English)
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MAY 12, 2016 SFG2167 Resettlement Plan
Organization of Eastern Caribbean States - Regional Tourism Competitiveness Project : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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MAY 12, 2016 SFG2153 Environmental Assessment
Exporter behavior, country size and stage of development : evidence from the exporter dynamics database (English)
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OCT 21, 2015 WPS7452 Policy Research Working Paper
Product standards and firms’ export decisions (English)
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JUN 18, 2015 WPS7315 Policy Research Working Paper
Republic of Congo – Trade facilitation intervention : Trade facilitation between Congo and its neighbors - addressing the bottlenecks (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 115188 Working Paper French
Project Information Document (Concept Stage) - Equal Access and Simplified Environment for Investment (EASE) in Egypt - P153487 (Arabic)
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APR 08, 2015 PIDC18609 Project Information Document
The curious case of Brazil's closedness to trade (English)
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APR 02, 2015 WPS7228 Policy Research Working Paper
Cape Verde - Competitiveness for Tourism Development Project : environmental and social management framework (English)
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APR 01, 2015 SFG1032 Environmental Assessment
Integrated logistic centers : experience from North America and options for China (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95752 Brief
How to sustain export dynamism by reducing duality in the Dominican Republic : a World Bank trade competitiveness diagnostic : Como mantener el dinamismo exportador en la Republica Dominicana : un diagnostico del Banco Mundial sobre competitividad commercial (Spanish)
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MAR 02, 2015 AUS6804 Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study English
How to sustain export dynamism by reducing duality in the Dominican Republic : a World Bank trade competitiveness diagnostic (English)
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MAR 02, 2015 AUS6804 Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study
Valuing services in trade : a toolkit for competitiveness diagnostics (English)
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JAN 14, 2015 93714 Publication