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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

Vietnam at a crossroads : engaging in the next generation of global value chains (English)

Vietnam has emerged as an Asian manufacturing powerhouse, carving out a role for itself within global value chains (GVCs). By specializing in assembly functions on behalf of primarily foreign firms, Vietnam has markedly increased its domestic value added, as reflected by its gross exports, which have grown by 16.6 percent annually between 1995 and 2011. ... See More +

Publication 113225 MAR 06, 2017

Hollweg,Claire Honore; Smith,Tanya; Taglioni,Daria 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

Russian Federation : how services contribute to competitiveness (English)

Globalization is creating many new trade and growth opportunities, with services trade increasingly becoming an issue for export-oriented economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7827 SEP 19, 2016

Saez,Juan Sebastian; Van Der Marel,Erik Leendert Disclosed

South Asia - Nepal-India Regional Trade and Transport Project (NIRTTP) : implementation review and support mission - July 29 to August 4, 2016 (English)

Aide Memoire 108756 AUG 04, 2016

Nguyen-Van Houtte,Diep Disclosed

Services and innovation for the competitiveness of the Ecuadorian economy (English)

Ecuador is one of the least diversified countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, depending heavily on oil and agriculture. This policy paper examines how services and innovation can play a role in transforming the Ecuadorian economy from one based on natural resources to one based on knowledge and services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7767 JUL 25, 2016

Rubalcaba Bermejo,Luis; Gago,David; Ariano,Maria; Tripathi,Arvind Kumar Disclosed

Regionalism in services : a study of ASEAN (English)

Can regionalism do what multilateralism has so far failed to do—promote greater openness of services markets? Although previous research has pointed to the wider and deeper legal commitments under regional agreements as proof that it can, no previous study has assessed the impact of such agreements on applied policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7498 NOV 17, 2015

Gootiiz,Batshur; Mattoo,Aaditya Disclosed

Dark costs, missing data : shedding some light on services trade (English)

A structural gravity model is used to estimate barriers to services trade across many sectors, countries, and time. Since the disaggregated output data needed to infer border barriers flexibly are often missing for services, this paper derives a novel methodology for projecting output data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7465 OCT 29, 2015

Anderson,James E.; Borchert,Ingo; Mattoo,Aaditya; Yotov,Yoto Valentinov Disclosed

Africa - Regional Trade Facilitation Project : financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2014 (English)

Auditing Document 101269 DEC 31, 2014

Disclosed

Estimates of ad valorem equivalents of barriers against foreign suppliers of services in eleven services sectors and 103 countries (English)

A new database on the barriers faced by foreign suppliers of services has been produced by the World Bank. Data for 103 countries are available on 11 of the most important services sectors in international trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7096 NOV 01, 2014

Jafari, Yaghoob; Tarr, David G. Disclosed

CGE analysis of the impact of foreign direct investment and tariff reform on female and male wages (English)

This study analyzes the impact on male and female wages of tariff reform and the reduction of regulatory barriers faced by domestic and foreign firms operating in business services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7073 OCT 10, 2014

Latorre, Maria C. Disclosed

Over the horizon : a new levant (English)

This study provides an analytical basis for the evaluation of potential bilateral economic complementarities between Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey, and the Palestinian Territories (where data is available). ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 88950 MAR 01, 2014

Disclosed

Building a better business environment in Moldova (English)

This Results Profile talks about building a better business environment in Moldova. The country has seen little foreign direct investment in its short two decades of independence. ... See More +

Brief 99819 DEC 27, 2011

Disclosed

Building a better business environment in Moldova : Crearea unui mediu de afaceri mai bun în Moldova (Romanian)

This Results Profile talks about building a better business environment in Moldova. The country has seen little foreign direct investment in its short two decades of independence. ... See More +

Brief 99819 DEC 27, 2011

Disclosed

Doing business in Former Yugoslav Republic Macedonia for sustainable employment and growth (English)

This Results Profile talks about The Business Environment Reform and Institutional Strengthening Project (BERIS) in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. ... See More +

Brief 96084 OCT 20, 2010

Disclosed

Rwanda - Regional Trade Facilitation Project : Rwanda - Projet de facilitation au commerce régional (French)

Brief 97042 NOV 09, 2006

Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic - Reducing Technical Barriers for Entrepreneurship and Trade (RTBET) (Russian)

Brief 97025 JUL 15, 2006

Disclosed

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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
Vietnam at a crossroads : engaging in the next generation of global value chains (English)
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MAR 06, 2017 113225 Publication
Services in the trans-pacific partnership : what would be lost? (English)
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FEB 07, 2017 WPS7964 Policy Research Working Paper
Russian Federation : how services contribute to competitiveness (English)
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SEP 19, 2016 WPS7827 Policy Research Working Paper
South Asia - Nepal-India Regional Trade and Transport Project (NIRTTP) : implementation review and support mission - July 29 to August 4, 2016 (English)
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AUG 04, 2016 108756 Aide Memoire
Services and innovation for the competitiveness of the Ecuadorian economy (English)
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JUL 25, 2016 WPS7767 Policy Research Working Paper
Regionalism in services : a study of ASEAN (English)
See More +
NOV 17, 2015 WPS7498 Policy Research Working Paper
Dark costs, missing data : shedding some light on services trade (English)
See More +
OCT 29, 2015 WPS7465 Policy Research Working Paper
Africa - Regional Trade Facilitation Project : financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2014 (English)
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DEC 31, 2014 101269 Auditing Document
Estimates of ad valorem equivalents of barriers against foreign suppliers of services in eleven services sectors and 103 countries (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7096 Policy Research Working Paper
CGE analysis of the impact of foreign direct investment and tariff reform on female and male wages (English)
See More +
OCT 10, 2014 WPS7073 Policy Research Working Paper
Over the horizon : a new levant (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 88950 Other Poverty Study
Building a better business environment in Moldova (English)
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DEC 27, 2011 99819 Brief
Building a better business environment in Moldova : Crearea unui mediu de afaceri mai bun în Moldova (Romanian)
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DEC 27, 2011 99819 Brief
Doing business in Former Yugoslav Republic Macedonia for sustainable employment and growth (English)
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OCT 20, 2010 96084 Brief
Rwanda - Regional Trade Facilitation Project : Rwanda - Projet de facilitation au commerce régional (French)
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NOV 09, 2006 97042 Brief
Kyrgyz Republic - Reducing Technical Barriers for Entrepreneurship and Trade (RTBET) (Russian)
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JUL 15, 2006 97025 Brief