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Lao People's Democratic Republic - Customs and Trade Facilitation Project (English)

Ratings of the Customs and Trade Facilitation Project for Lao People's Democratic Republic were as follows: outcome was satisfactory, Bank performance was satisfactory, and monitoring and evaluation quality was substantial. ... See More +

Board Report ICR4226 DEC 28, 2017

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Tajikistan - Improving the inspections regime by addressing regulatory implementation gaps (English)

Over the past decade, several reforms have been adopted in Tajikistan to improve the business environment, but all to little effect. The approach towards the implementation of these reforms was limited, ad-hoc, and poorly monitored, leading to weak implementation. ... See More +

Working Paper 122190 DEC 01, 2017

Tetyora,Victoria; Sultanova,Sitora 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

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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

Cameroon - Competitive Value Chains Project (English)

Ratings for the Competitive Value Chains Project for Cameroon were as follows: outcomes were unsatisfactory, the Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and the monitoring and evaluation quality were negligible. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4232 SEP 30, 2017

Disclosed

Grow with the flow : IEG evaluation of World Bank Group support to facilitating trade 2006-17 (English)

Trade is a key stimulus to economic growth, fundamental to the competitiveness of developing country firms and industries. With appropriate complementary policies and programs, it can be a major source of employment and enhanced consumer welfare for the poor. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 120638 SEP 22, 2017

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Law of receipt system for warehousing goods in Senegal : Loi du système de réception pour l'entreposage de marchandises au Sénégal (French)

Working Paper 123645 JUL 14, 2017

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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

Colombia - Second Fiscal Sustainability and Competitiveness Development Policy Financing (English)

Program Information Document AB7913 JUN 21, 2017

Disclosed

Kenya - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period of FY14 - FY18 (English)

This Performance and Learning Review (PLR) summarizes progress under the FY14- FY18 WBG Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for Kenya. The CPS, which the Board of Executive Directors discussed in June 2014, builds on three domains of engagement: (i) competitiveness and sustainability – growth to eradicate poverty; (ii) protection and potential – human resource development for shared prosperity; and (iii) consistency and equity – delivering a devolution dividend. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 113547 JUN 19, 2017

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

Expediting trade : Impact evaluation of Serbia’s in-house clearance program (English)

Reforms of national customs agencies are supported by increasingamounts of development aid. However, there have been very fewformal evaluations of their effectiveness. ... See More +

Brief 116522 JUN 01, 2017

Hillberry,Russell Henry; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Berg,Claudia N.; Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra 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

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

Environmental Assessment SFG3425 JUN 01, 2017

Rivero Riveros,Monica Patricia Disclosed

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

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Lao People's Democratic Republic - Customs and Trade Facilitation Project (English)
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DEC 28, 2017 ICR4226 Board Report
Tajikistan - Improving the inspections regime by addressing regulatory implementation gaps (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 122190 Working Paper
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
Cameroon - Competitive Value Chains Project (English)
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SEP 30, 2017 ICR4232 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Grow with the flow : IEG evaluation of World Bank Group support to facilitating trade 2006-17 (English)
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SEP 22, 2017 120638 IEG Approach Paper
Madagascar - Second Phase of the Integrated Growth Poles and Corridor Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Etude d’impact environnemental et social pour Travaux de renforcement et de réhabilitation du système d’alimentation en eau potable de la ville de Toliara (French)
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SEP 11, 2017 SFG2838 Environmental Assessment
Law of receipt system for warehousing goods in Senegal : Loi du système de réception pour l'entreposage de marchandises au Sénégal (French)
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JUL 14, 2017 123645 Working Paper
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
Colombia - Second Fiscal Sustainability and Competitiveness Development Policy Financing (English)
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JUN 21, 2017 AB7913 Program Information Document
Kenya - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period of FY14 - FY18 (English)
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JUN 19, 2017 113547 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Cameroon - Agricultural Competitiveness Project (English)
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JUN 15, 2017 ICR3803 Implementation Completion and Results Report
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
Expediting trade : Impact evaluation of Serbia’s in-house clearance program (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 116522 Brief
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
Burundi - Local Development For Employment Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)
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JUN 01, 2017 SFG3425 Environmental Assessment
South Asia's turn : policies to boost competitiveness and create the next export powerhouse : Main report (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