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A bit far ? geography, international economic agreements, and foreign direct investment : evidence from emerging markets (English)

How do international economic agreements influence the investment patterns of firms from emerging economies? This paper studies the ways in which bilateral investment treaties and preferential trade agreements interact with geographic and cultural distance to influence firms' investment patterns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8185 SEP 07, 2017

Gomez-Mera,Laura; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Ethiopia - Trade Logistics Project : resettlement plan : Abbreviated resettlement action plan for the railway spur and livelihoods restoration measures for legacy land taking by government (English)

The development objective of the Trade Logistics Project for Ethiopia is to enhance the performance of the Ethio-Djibouti corridor through improvements in operational capacity, efficiency, and range of logistics services at the Modjo Dry Port. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG3422 MAY 01, 2017

Lulu,Rahel 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

Brexit : trade governance and legal implications for third countries (English)

While precise impact of Brexit on the EU/UK trade and investment agreements with third countries will depend primarily on the terms of the withdrawal agreement to be concluded between them, most scenarios suggest an extensive process of amendment of the text and/or commitments in multilateral and bilateral agreements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8010 MAR 20, 2017

Molinuevo,Martin Disclosed

Better neighbors : toward a renewal of economic integration in Latin America (English)

In a clear break from its past, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), particularly South America, experienced a growth spurt with equity during the first decade of the 21st century. ... See More +

Publication 113852 MAR 01, 2017

Bown,Chad P.; Lederman,Daniel; Pienknagura,Samuel Jaime; Robertson,Raymond Disclosed

Trade developments in 2016 : policy uncertainty weighs on world trade (English)

2016 is the fifth consecutive year of sluggish trade growth and the year with the weakest trade performance since the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper 112930 FEB 21, 2017

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Services in the trans-pacific partnership : what would be lost? (English)

As the fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) hangs in balance, an evaluation of what it offers could inform current decisions and shape future negotiations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7964 FEB 07, 2017

Gootiiz,Batshur; Mattoo,Aaditya Disclosed

Walking the last mile : operationalization of Albania’s authorized economic operators program (English)

Albania’s authorized economic operators (AEO) program is not yet operational, even though the country has adopted the necessary European Union (EU) legal and regulatory frameworks. ... See More +

Brief 113170 FEB 01, 2017

Kastrati,Pranvera; Meko, Mirela; Saragiotis,Periklis Disclosed

Opening doors to transparency in cross-border trade : lessons from the Malawi trade portal (English)

Most business leaders in Malawi see the Malawi Trade Portal (MTP) as a step forward in the provision of public information via online platforms and the promotion of transparency in the delivery of public services. ... See More +

Brief 113172 FEB 01, 2017

Chatima,christina; Musonzo,charity; Munthali,tawonga; Gondwe,Temwa Roosevelt; Matekenya,John; Ndalama,Chrispine Disclosed

Portnet in Morocco : creating a strategic alliance between port and foreign trade communities for a competitive economic operator (English)

In 2008, Morocco’s National Ports Agency launched a project to create a national single-window platform for Morocco’s foreign tr ade. The process was long and difficult, and its success is owing in large part to the leadership and focus demonstrated by PORTNET S.A., the company created in 2012 to be in charge of the project. ... See More +

Brief 113167 JAN 01, 2017

Hafsi,Nadia Disclosed

Lao People's Democratic Republic - Second Trade Development Facility Project : additional financing (English)

The development objective of the Second Trade Development Facility Project for Lao People's Democratic Republic is to support the implementation of government's trade and integration priorities outlined in the 2012 DTIS Roadmap, and in particular to contribute to improved competitiveness and diversification, focusing outside the natural resource sectors. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1998 DEC 07, 2016

Disclosed

Croatia - Trade and Transport Integration Project (English)

Ratings for the Trade and Transport Integration Project for Croatia were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3910 NOV 30, 2016

Disclosed

Ethiopia - Trade Logistics Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)

The development objective of Trade Logistics Project for Ethiopia is to enhance the performance of the Ethio-Djibouti corridor through improvements in operational capacity, efficiency and range of logistics services at the Modjo Dry Port. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG2867 NOV 01, 2016

Lulu,Rahel Disclosed

Does the elimination of export requirements in special economic zones affect export performance? evidence from the Dominican Republic (English)

Special economic zones, one of the most important instruments of industrial policy in developing countries, often feature export share requirements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7874 OCT 28, 2016

Defever,Fabrice Fernand; Reyes,Jose Daniel; Riano,Alejandro; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo Disclosed

Economic integration across Latin America : evidence from labor markets, 1990-2013 (English)

Combining macroeconomic and microeconomic data and three indicators of international market integration, this paper assesses the degree to which Latin American labor markets are integrated. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7847 OCT 03, 2016

Lederman,Daniel; Robertson,Raymond Disclosed

Lao People's Democratic Republic - Customs and Trade Facilitation Project (CTFP) : implementation support mission - August 15 to 19, 2016. (English)

Aide Memoire 108670 AUG 19, 2016

Nghardsaysone,Konesawang Disclosed

Disaggregating the impact of the internet on international trade (English)

The Internet has transformed the way countries trade by reducing the costs of exporting. This paper quantifies the impact of Internet adoption on international trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7785 AUG 08, 2016

Osnago,Alberto; Tan,Shawn Weiming Disclosed

Russian Federation, the World Trade Organization, and the Eurasian Customs Union : tariff and non-tariff policy challenges (English)

This paper assesses issues relating to tariffs and nontariff measures (NTMs) in relation to Russia's World Trade Organization (WTO) and Eurasian Customs Union (ECU) commitments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7748 JUL 19, 2016

Disclosed

From evidence to policy - supporting Nepal’s trade integration strategy : policy note 2 : Nepal integration into value chains : stylized facts and policy options (English)

The rise of global value chains (GVCs) is one of the most important transformation in global trade and investment occurred in the last decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 106829 JUN 01, 2016

Arenas,Guillermo Carlos Disclosed

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A bit far ? geography, international economic agreements, and foreign direct investment : evidence from emerging markets (English)
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SEP 07, 2017 WPS8185 Policy Research Working Paper
Ethiopia - Trade Logistics Project : resettlement plan : Abbreviated resettlement action plan for the railway spur and livelihoods restoration measures for legacy land taking by government (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 SFG3422 Resettlement Plan
Togo - Trade and Logistic Services Competitiveness Project (English)
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APR 13, 2017 PAD1828 Project Appraisal Document
Brexit : trade governance and legal implications for third countries (English)
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MAR 20, 2017 WPS8010 Policy Research Working Paper
Better neighbors : toward a renewal of economic integration in Latin America (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113852 Publication
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
Trade developments in 2016 : policy uncertainty weighs on world trade (English)
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FEB 21, 2017 112930 Working Paper
Services in the trans-pacific partnership : what would be lost? (English)
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FEB 07, 2017 WPS7964 Policy Research Working Paper
Walking the last mile : operationalization of Albania’s authorized economic operators program (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 113170 Brief
Opening doors to transparency in cross-border trade : lessons from the Malawi trade portal (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 113172 Brief
Portnet in Morocco : creating a strategic alliance between port and foreign trade communities for a competitive economic operator (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113167 Brief
Lao People's Democratic Republic - Second Trade Development Facility Project : additional financing (English)
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DEC 07, 2016 PAD1998 Project Paper
Croatia - Trade and Transport Integration Project (English)
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NOV 30, 2016 ICR3910 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Ethiopia - Trade Logistics Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 SFG2867 Resettlement Plan
Does the elimination of export requirements in special economic zones affect export performance? evidence from the Dominican Republic (English)
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OCT 28, 2016 WPS7874 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic integration across Latin America : evidence from labor markets, 1990-2013 (English)
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OCT 03, 2016 WPS7847 Policy Research Working Paper
Lao People's Democratic Republic - Customs and Trade Facilitation Project (CTFP) : implementation support mission - August 15 to 19, 2016. (English)
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AUG 19, 2016 108670 Aide Memoire
Disaggregating the impact of the internet on international trade (English)
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AUG 08, 2016 WPS7785 Policy Research Working Paper
Russian Federation, the World Trade Organization, and the Eurasian Customs Union : tariff and non-tariff policy challenges (English)
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JUL 19, 2016 WPS7748 Policy Research Working Paper
From evidence to policy - supporting Nepal’s trade integration strategy : policy note 2 : Nepal integration into value chains : stylized facts and policy options (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 106829 Working Paper