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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

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

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 Arabic, French 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

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

To sew or not to sew ? assessing the welfare effects of the garment industry in Cambodia (English)

This paper uses the 2011 Cambodia Socio-Economic Survey to analyze the relationship between participation in the garment industry and household welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8061 MAY 16, 2017

Mejia-Mantilla,Carolina; Woldemichae,Martha Tesfaye Disclosed

Maximizing potential benefits of FDI for competitiveness and sustainable development : World Bank Group report on investment policy and promotion diagnostics and tools (English)

This Investment Policy and Promotion Report has been prepared by the Investment Policy and Promotion team of the World Bank Group’s Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice. ... See More +

Working Paper 114863 MAY 09, 2017

Qiang,Zhenwei Christine; Echandi,Roberto; Kusek,Peter Disclosed

Cambodia - Trade Development Support Program Project (English)

Ratings for the Trade Development Support Program Project for Cambodia were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Grantee performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR1262 MAY 03, 2017

Disclosed

Turning the tide in turbulent times : leveraging trade for Kazakhstan's development (English)

Kazakhstan is facing its greatest economic challenge since the global crisis. With oil prices at US$50 per barrel, the country urgently needs to adjust its economic model and find new sources of economic growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 114691 MAY 01, 2017

Russian Disclosed

Turning the tide in turbulent times : leveraging trade for Kazakhstan's development (Russian)

Kazakhstan is facing its greatest economic challenge since the global crisis. With oil prices at US$50 per barrel, the country urgently needs to adjust its economic model and find new sources of economic growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 114691 MAY 01, 2017

English Disclosed

Trade in transition (Russian)

Trade played a pivotal role during the transition of many countries in Europe and Central Asia to market economies. It forced a more efficient use of resourced and supported adoption of new technologies. ... See More +

Working Paper 114864 MAY 01, 2017

Disclosed

Ukraine national quality infrastructure gap assessment (English)

On request of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, an NQI Market Gap Assessment for Ukraine was conducted to inform various reform initiatives being implemented by the Government of Ukraine. ... See More +

Working Paper 117885 MAY 01, 2017

Uğur,Hüseyin; Mikhnev,Andrei; Kuzmina,Iryna Disclosed

How much labor do South African exports contain ? (English)

Like many emerging economies, South Africa has identified exports as an engine for more inclusive, job-intensive growth. However, employment growth did not follow the substantial export growth that South Africa experienced in the 2000s. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8037 APR 25, 2017

Cali,Massimiliano; Hollweg,Claire Honore Disclosed

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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
Africa's Pulse (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120334 Working Paper (Numbered Series) French
Refugee crisis in MENA : meeting the development challenge (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 119941 Working Paper Arabic, French
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
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
To sew or not to sew ? assessing the welfare effects of the garment industry in Cambodia (English)
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MAY 16, 2017 WPS8061 Policy Research Working Paper
Maximizing potential benefits of FDI for competitiveness and sustainable development : World Bank Group report on investment policy and promotion diagnostics and tools (English)
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MAY 09, 2017 114863 Working Paper
Cambodia - Trade Development Support Program Project (English)
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MAY 03, 2017 ICR1262 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Turning the tide in turbulent times : leveraging trade for Kazakhstan's development (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 114691 Working Paper Russian
Turning the tide in turbulent times : leveraging trade for Kazakhstan's development (Russian)
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MAY 01, 2017 114691 Working Paper English
Trade in transition (Russian)
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MAY 01, 2017 114864 Working Paper
Ukraine national quality infrastructure gap assessment (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 117885 Working Paper
How much labor do South African exports contain ? (English)
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APR 25, 2017 WPS8037 Policy Research Working Paper