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Georgia - Private Sector Competitiveness Development Policy Operation (English)

The Program Development Objective is to increase private sector competitiveness through second generation business environment reforms, establishing enabling conditions for financial sector deepening and diversification, and increasing firms’ capacity to innovate and to export.The proposed Second Programmatic Private Sector Competitiveness Development Policy Operation (DPO2) to Georgia in the amount of EUR 44.6 million aims to support the government’s efforts to enhance the country’s competitiveness in order to spur inclusive economic growth. ... See More +

Program Document 114787 JUN 27, 2017

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On the predictability of growth (English)

A country's productive structure and competitiveness are harbingers of growth. Growth is a dynamic process based on capabilities that are difficult to define and measure across countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8117 JUN 26, 2017

Cristelli,Matthieu Claudio Ascagne; Tacchella,Andrea; Cader,Masud Z.; Roster,Kirstin Ingrid; Pietronero,Luciano Disclosed

Cameroon - Agricultural Competitiveness Project (English)

Ratings for the Agricultural Competitiveness Project for Cameroon were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3803 JUN 15, 2017

Disclosed

Burundi - Local Development For Employment Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (English)

Environmental Assessment SFG3425 JUN 01, 2017

Rivero Riveros,Monica Patricia 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

South Asia's turn : policies to boost competitiveness and create the next export powerhouse (English)

South Asia has a huge need to create more and better jobs for a growing population – especially in the manufacturing industries where it is underperforming as compared to East Asia. ... See More +

Publication 115406 MAY 30, 2017

Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Medvedev,Denis; Palmade,Vincent 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

Burundi - Local Development for Employment Project : resettlement plan : Cadre de politique de réinstallation (French)

Resettlement Plan SFG3414 MAY 01, 2017

Rivero Riveros,Monica Patricia Disclosed

Tunisia - Business Environment and Entrepreneurship Development Policy Financing Project (English)

Program Information Document 114676 APR 20, 2017

Disclosed

Nigeria - Economic Transformation Project (English)

Program Information Document 114440 APR 19, 2017

Jaffrin,Guillemette Sidonie Disclosed

Congo, Republic of - Forestry and Economic Diversification Project : additional financing (English)

The objective of the Forestry and Economic Diversification Project for Congo, Republic of is to increase the capacity of the forest administration, localcommunities, and indigenous peoples to co-manage forests. ... See More +

Project Paper 113228 APR 18, 2017

Disclosed

Togo - Trade and Logistic Services Competitiveness Project (English)

The development objective of Trade and Logistic Services Competitiveness Project aims to improve the efficiency of trade logistics services in Togo. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1828 APR 13, 2017

Disclosed

Burundi - Local Employment Development Project : indigenous peoples plan : Cadre de politiques des peuples autochtones Batwa (French)

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG3424 APR 01, 2017

Rivero Riveros,Monica Patricia Disclosed

All these worlds are yours, except India : the effectiveness of export subsidies in Nepal (English)

This paper evaluates the effect on firm-level export outcomes of the Cash Incentive Scheme for Exports program provided by the Government of Nepal. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8009 MAR 20, 2017

Defever,Fabrice Fernand; Reyes,Jose Daniel; Riano,Alejandro; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Bangladesh - First Regional Connectivity Project (English)

The development objective of the First Regional Connectivity Project for Bangladesh is to improve conditions for trade through improving connectivity, reducing logistics bottlenecks and supporting the adoption of modern approaches to border management and trade  facilitation.   ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1948 MAR 13, 2017

Disclosed

Lesotho - Second Private Sector Competitiveness and Economic Diversification Project : additional financing and restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Second Private Sector Competitiveness and Economic Diversification Project is to contribute to the development of selected non-textile sectors resulting in increased private sector investment, firm growth and job creation.The restructuring and AF will provide additional support to the three original components, as well assupport a new subcomponent on trade facilitation and logistics. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD2007 MAR 07, 2017

Disclosed

Harnessing the power of big data for trade and competitiveness policy (English)

Big data solutions have the potential to accelerate the work of our teams by deriving timely, accurate, and actionable insights from alternative data sources in order to close data gaps and inform policymaking. ... See More +

Working Paper 113275 MAR 01, 2017

Disclosed

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Georgia - Private Sector Competitiveness Development Policy Operation (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 114787 Program Document
On the predictability of growth (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 WPS8117 Policy Research Working Paper
Cameroon - Agricultural Competitiveness Project (English)
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JUN 15, 2017 ICR3803 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Burundi - Local Development For Employment Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 SFG3425 Environmental Assessment
Cote d'Ivoire - Cashew Value-Chain Competitiveness Project : environmental assessment : Termes de reference evaluation environnementale et sociale strategique (EESS) de la zone agro-industrielle de Korhogo (French)
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JUN 01, 2017 SFG3500 Environmental Assessment
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
South Asia's turn : policies to boost competitiveness and create the next export powerhouse (English)
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MAY 30, 2017 115406 Publication
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
Burundi - Local Development for Employment Project : resettlement plan : Cadre de politique de réinstallation (French)
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MAY 01, 2017 SFG3414 Resettlement Plan
Tunisia - Business Environment and Entrepreneurship Development Policy Financing Project (English)
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APR 20, 2017 114676 Program Information Document
Nigeria - Economic Transformation Project (English)
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APR 19, 2017 114440 Program Information Document
Congo, Republic of - Forestry and Economic Diversification Project : additional financing (English)
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APR 18, 2017 113228 Project Paper
Togo - Trade and Logistic Services Competitiveness Project (English)
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APR 13, 2017 PAD1828 Project Appraisal Document
Burundi - Local Employment Development Project : indigenous peoples plan : Cadre de politiques des peuples autochtones Batwa (French)
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APR 01, 2017 SFG3424 Indigenous Peoples Plan
All these worlds are yours, except India : the effectiveness of export subsidies in Nepal (English)
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MAR 20, 2017 WPS8009 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh - First Regional Connectivity Project (English)
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MAR 13, 2017 PAD1948 Project Appraisal Document
Lesotho - Second Private Sector Competitiveness and Economic Diversification Project : additional financing and restructuring (English)
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MAR 07, 2017 PAD2007 Project Paper
Harnessing the power of big data for trade and competitiveness policy (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113275 Working Paper
Cote d'Ivoire - Infrastructure for Urban Development and Competitiveness of Secondary Economic Agglomerations in Ivory Coast Project : resettlement plan : Plan d’action de réinstallation du projet de construction de l’aire de repos de la commune de bouake (French)
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MAR 01, 2017 SFG3280 Resettlement Plan