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Internal borders and migration in India (English)

Internal mobility is a critical component of economic growth and development, as it enables the reallocation of labor to more productive opportunities across sectors and regions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8244 NOV 20, 2017

Ozden,Caglar; Kone,Zovanga Louis; Mattoo,Aaditya; Liu,Maggie Y.; Sharma,Siddharth Disclosed

Labor adjustment costs across sectors and regions (English)

This paper estimates the mobility costs of workers across sectors and regions in a large sample of developing countries. The paper develops a new methodology that uses cross-sectional data only. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8233 NOV 02, 2017

Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Milet,Emmanuel Michel Stephane; Olarreaga,Marcelo Disclosed

Local job creation multipliers in Turkey (English)

This note examines job multiplier effects to help guide policy makers in the design of future incentive schemes targeted at boosting employment by using a methodology from Moretti (2010) and Moretti and Thulin (2013). ... See More +

Brief 120955 NOV 01, 2017

Turkish Disclosed

A rebalancing China and resurging India: how will the pendulum swing for Russia? (English)

The report assesses the future impact of two dynamically transforming economies - China and India - on Russia's economy. China is rebalancing its economy whereas India is rapidly expanding. ... See More +

Publication 121447 NOV 01, 2017

Prihardini,Dinar Dhamma; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Dissanayake,D M Jagath Rohitha; Djiofack,Calvin Zebaze; Sanghi,Apurva; Burns,Andrew Disclosed

A rebalancing China and resurging India: how will the pendulum swing for Russia? (Vol. 2) : Перебалансировка Экономики Китая и Возобновление Роста в Индии: В Какую Сторону Каченется Маятник для России? (Russian)

The report assesses the future impact of two dynamically transforming economies - China and India - on Russia's economy. China is rebalancing its economy whereas India is rapidly expanding. ... See More +

Publication 121447 NOV 01, 2017

Prihardini,Dinar Dhamma; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Dissanayake,D M Jagath Rohitha; Djiofack,Calvin Zebaze; Sanghi,Apurva; Burns,Andrew Disclosed

Global investment competitiveness report 2017-2018 : foreign investor perspectives and policy implications (English)

This inaugural issue of the World Bank Group s Global Investment Competitiveness Report presents novel analytical insights and empirical evidence on foreign direct investments (FDI) drivers and contributions to economic transformation. ... See More +

Publication 121404 OCT 25, 2017

Disclosed

Statement by Mr. Roberto Azevedo at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Roberto Azevedo, Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO) at the ninety sixth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 120509 OCT 14, 2017

Disclosed

An evaluation of border management reforms in a technical agency (English)

Impact evaluations of trade facilitation reforms have almost exclusively focused on reforms by data-rich customs agencies. Other "technical" agencies also intervene in the logistics of international trade, and do so in ways that can cause significant interruptions in the flow of the imported products they oversee. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8208 OCT 02, 2017

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra Disclosed

East Asia and Pacific - Economic update, October 2017: Balancing act (English)

Developing East Asia and the Pacific has continued to perform well in the first half of 2017. The region grew more rapidly than almost all other developing regions. ... See More +

Publication 120158 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (Dari)

Afghanistan's biggest economic challenge is finding sustainable sources of growth. To date, the World Bank has committed more than $3.73 billion for development projects. ... See More +

Newsletter 120366 OCT 01, 2017

English Disclosed

Refugee crisis in MENA : meeting the development challenge (French)

The recovery in global activity anticipated in the April MENA Economic Monitor is on track. The global economy is projected to grow by 2.7 percent in 2017 and 2.9 percent in 2018–19. ... See More +

Working Paper 119941 OCT 01, 2017

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Mottaghi,Lili Arabic, English Disclosed

Refugee crisis in MENA : meeting the development challenge (Arabic)

The recovery in global activity anticipated in the April MENA Economic Monitor is on track. The global economy is projected to grow by 2.7 percent in 2017 and 2.9 percent in 2018–19. ... See More +

Working Paper 119941 OCT 01, 2017

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Mottaghi,Lili French, English Disclosed

Refugee crisis in MENA : meeting the development challenge (English)

The recovery in global activity anticipated in the April MENA Economic Monitor is on track. The global economy is projected to grow by 2.7 percent in 2017 and 2.9 percent in 2018–19. ... See More +

Working Paper 119941 OCT 01, 2017

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Mottaghi,Lili French Disclosed

Africa's Pulse (English)

Following a sharp slowdown over the past two years, a recovery is underway in Sub-Saharan Africa. Gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the region is expected to strengthen to 2.4 percent in 2017 from 1.3 percent in 2016, slightly below the pace previously projected. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 120334 OCT 01, 2017

French Disclosed

How does port efficiency affect maritime transport costs and trade ? evidence from Indian and western Pacific Ocean countries (English)

Would improvements in port performance increase trade in countries on the Indian and Western Pacific Oceans? Previous studies attempted to answer this question using ad hoc measures of port efficiency that do not control for the actual use of port assets or measures that can be very noisy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8204 SEP 25, 2017

Herrera Dappe,Matias; Jooste,Charl; Suarez Aleman,Ancor Disclosed

Short-term impact of Brexit on the United Kingdom's export of goods (English)

The short-term impact of Brexit on goods exports is assessed using the Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index of the United Kingdom's major trading partners. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8195 SEP 13, 2017

Kee,Hiau Looi; Nicita,Alessandro Disclosed

Russian Federation - St. Petersburg Economic Development Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 119058 AUG 23, 2017

Disclosed

The nature of trade and growth linkages (English)

This paper shows new empirical regularities indicating that the structure of trade connections affects the trade-growth nexus. System generalized method of moments estimations indicate that key structural features associated with the composition of traded products and partners matter for growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8168 AUG 15, 2017

Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Pinat,Magali Disclosed

Arm's-length trade : a source of post-crisis trade weakness (English)

Trade growth has slowed sharply since the global financial crisis. U.S. trade data highlights that arm's-length trade —trade between unaffiliated firms—accounts disproportionately for the overall post-crisis trade slowdown. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8144 JUL 11, 2017

Lakatos,Csilla; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte Disclosed

Looking Beyond the Horizon : A case study of PVH’s commitment to Ethiopia’s Hawassa industrial park (English)

Textile and Apparel production is seen as an important catalyst for developing countries’ industrialization. It has played an important role as a springboard for economic development and, due to its low fixed costs and labor-intensive manufacturing, is often a starter industry for countries seeking to industrialize. ... See More +

Working Paper 117302 JUN 01, 2017

Mihretu,Mamo Esmelealem; Llobet,Gabriela Disclosed

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Internal borders and migration in India (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 WPS8244 Policy Research Working Paper
Labor adjustment costs across sectors and regions (English)
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NOV 02, 2017 WPS8233 Policy Research Working Paper
Local job creation multipliers in Turkey (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120955 Brief Turkish
A rebalancing China and resurging India: how will the pendulum swing for Russia? (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121447 Publication
A rebalancing China and resurging India: how will the pendulum swing for Russia? (Vol. 2) : Перебалансировка Экономики Китая и Возобновление Роста в Индии: В Какую Сторону Каченется Маятник для России? (Russian)
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NOV 01, 2017 121447 Publication
Global investment competitiveness report 2017-2018 : foreign investor perspectives and policy implications (English)
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OCT 25, 2017 121404 Publication
Statement by Mr. Roberto Azevedo at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 14, 2017 120509 Board Report
An evaluation of border management reforms in a technical agency (English)
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OCT 02, 2017 WPS8208 Policy Research Working Paper
East Asia and Pacific - Economic update, October 2017: Balancing act (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120158 Publication
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (Dari)
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OCT 01, 2017 120366 Newsletter English
Refugee crisis in MENA : meeting the development challenge (French)
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OCT 01, 2017 119941 Working Paper Arabic, English
Refugee crisis in MENA : meeting the development challenge (Arabic)
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OCT 01, 2017 119941 Working Paper French, English
Refugee crisis in MENA : meeting the development challenge (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 119941 Working Paper French
Africa's Pulse (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120334 Working Paper (Numbered Series) French
How does port efficiency affect maritime transport costs and trade ? evidence from Indian and western Pacific Ocean countries (English)
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SEP 25, 2017 WPS8204 Policy Research Working Paper
Short-term impact of Brexit on the United Kingdom's export of goods (English)
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SEP 13, 2017 WPS8195 Policy Research Working Paper
Russian Federation - St. Petersburg Economic Development Project : procurement plan (English)
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AUG 23, 2017 119058 Procurement Plan
The nature of trade and growth linkages (English)
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AUG 15, 2017 WPS8168 Policy Research Working Paper
Arm's-length trade : a source of post-crisis trade weakness (English)
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JUL 11, 2017 WPS8144 Policy Research Working Paper
Looking Beyond the Horizon : A case study of PVH’s commitment to Ethiopia’s Hawassa industrial park (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 117302 Working Paper