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Trade, Cross-Border Data, and the Next Regulatory Frontier : Law Enforcement and Data Localization Requirements (English)

Policy-makers and regulators are striving to tackle the challenges brought by the recentexponential growth of cross-border data. One sensitive policy concern is how to ensure accessto data by law enforcement, which has led countries to impose data localization requirements or other heavy-handed responses. ... See More +

Brief 132606 DEC 01, 2018

Molinuevo,Martin; Gaillard,Simon Jean Henri Disclosed

How Much Will the Belt and Road Initiative Reduce Trade Costs ? (English)

This paper studies the impact of transport infrastructure projects of the Belt and Road Initiative on shipment times and trade costs. Based on a new data on completed and planned Belt and Road transport projects, Geographic Information System analysis is used to estimate shipment times before and after the Belt and Road Initiative. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8614 OCT 15, 2018

De Soyres,Francois Michel Marie Raphael; Mulabdic,Alen; Murray,Siobhan; Rocha Gaffurri,Nadia Patrizia; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Local Communities - P161241 - Sequence No : 02 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR34139 OCT 11, 2018

Rodrigues De Aquino,Andre Disclosed

Yemen Economic Monitoring Brief (English)

Yemen has been experiencing political instability since 2011 and open conflict since late 2014. As a result, the social and institutional fabric in Yemen has witnessed increasing disintegration. ... See More +

Brief 130967 OCT 01, 2018

Arabic Disclosed

Does Premature Deindustrialization Matter ? The Role of Manufacturing versus Services in Development (English)

The shares of manufacturing in value added and employment across a range of developing economies peaked at lower levels of per capita income compared with their high-income, early-industrializer precursors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8596 SEP 20, 2018

Nayyar,Gaurav; Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Zhu,Linghui Disclosed

Comparison of Deep Regional Integration in the Melitz, Krugman and Armington Models : The Case of The Philippines in RCEP (English)

This paper estimates the impacts on The Philippines of deep integration in a modern mega-preferential trade agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8587 SEP 17, 2018

Balistreri,Edward Jay; Tarr,David G. Disclosed

Comparison of Welfare Gains in the Armington, Krugman and Melitz Models : Insights from a Structural Gravity Approach (English)

How large are the estimated gains from trade from a reduction in trade costs in the heterogeneous firms Melitz (M) model compared with the Armington (A) and Krugman (K) models? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8570 AUG 28, 2018

Balistreri,Edward Jay; Tarr,David G. Disclosed

Bought, sold, and bought again : the impact of complex value chains on export elasticities (English)

Global value chain participation affects the exchange rate pass-through to export prices and export volumes. The paper develops a partial equilibrium model of international trade with cross-border production and shows that higher participation in global value chains reduces the elasticities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8535 JUL 13, 2018

De Soyres,Francois Michel Marie Raphael; Frohm,Erik; Gunnella,Vanessa; Pavlova,Elena Disclosed

Integrating services in the economic fitness approach (English)

Economic Complexity is a set of network-based and algorithmic methods for the study of economic development and competitiveness. In this framework, Economic Fitness is an innovative approach that improves the mathematical and conceptual scheme. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8485 JUN 21, 2018

Zaccaria,Andrea; Mishra,Saurabh; Cader,Masud Z.; Pietronero,Luciano Disclosed

Services liberalization and GVC participation : new evidence for heterogeneous effects by income level and provisions (English)

Participation in global value chains is a key element in the industrialization strategies of many developing nations. This paper investigates the role of services liberalization in promoting participation in global value chains. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8475 JUN 14, 2018

Lee,Woori Disclosed

Anatomy and impact of export promotion agencies (English)

Recent literature has shown evidence of positive contributions of export promotion agencies around the world in raising exports, through the intensive and extensive margins of trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8470 JUN 07, 2018

Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Lederman,Daniel; Zoratto,Laura De Castro Disclosed

Reforming non-tariff measures : from evidence to policy advice (English)

The empirical case for trade as an engine of growth has now been established on solid empirical grounds. There has been a protracted controversy in the literature on the econometrics of trade and growth. ... See More +

Publication 127167 JUN 06, 2018

Cadot,Olivier; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph; Gourdon,Julien; Reye, José-Daniel Disclosed

Exchange rate volatility, uncertainty, and corporate investment : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)

This study investigates the determinants of corporate investment decisions, using a sample of listed South African firms and panel GMM estimators. ... See More +

Working Paper 127289 JUN 01, 2018

Chortareas,Georgios; Noikokyris,Emmanouil Disclosed

Tanzania - TZ- Backbone Transmission Investm.(FY11) (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR0021097 MAY 31, 2018

IEG Review Team Disclosed

Cameroon/AFRICA- P154908- Livestock Development Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP9982 MAY 31, 2018

ABOUAME SALE Disclosed

India/SOUTH ASIA- P143608- Telangana Rural Inclusive Growth Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP9958 MAY 31, 2018

Disclosed

Madagascar/AFRICA- P160848- Improving Nutrition Outcomes using the Multiphase Programmatic Approach - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP9968 MAY 31, 2018

Disclosed

Rwanda/AFRICA- P131464- Landscape Approach to Forest Restoration and Conservation (LAFREC) - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP9967 MAY 31, 2018

Disclosed

Congo, Republic of/AFRICA- P160801- Integrated Public Sector Reform Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP9956 MAY 31, 2018

Dominique Dominique KIMPOUNI Disclosed

Mozambique/AFRICA- P127303- Mozambique - Integrated Growth Poles Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP9955 MAY 31, 2018

Disclosed

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Trade, Cross-Border Data, and the Next Regulatory Frontier : Law Enforcement and Data Localization Requirements (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132606 Brief
How Much Will the Belt and Road Initiative Reduce Trade Costs ? (English)
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OCT 15, 2018 WPS8614 Policy Research Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Local Communities - P161241 - Sequence No : 02 (English)
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OCT 11, 2018 ISR34139 Implementation Status and Results Report
Yemen Economic Monitoring Brief (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130967 Brief Arabic
Does Premature Deindustrialization Matter ? The Role of Manufacturing versus Services in Development (English)
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SEP 20, 2018 WPS8596 Policy Research Working Paper
Comparison of Deep Regional Integration in the Melitz, Krugman and Armington Models : The Case of The Philippines in RCEP (English)
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SEP 17, 2018 WPS8587 Policy Research Working Paper
Comparison of Welfare Gains in the Armington, Krugman and Melitz Models : Insights from a Structural Gravity Approach (English)
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AUG 28, 2018 WPS8570 Policy Research Working Paper
Bought, sold, and bought again : the impact of complex value chains on export elasticities (English)
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JUL 13, 2018 WPS8535 Policy Research Working Paper
Integrating services in the economic fitness approach (English)
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JUN 21, 2018 WPS8485 Policy Research Working Paper
Services liberalization and GVC participation : new evidence for heterogeneous effects by income level and provisions (English)
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JUN 14, 2018 WPS8475 Policy Research Working Paper
Anatomy and impact of export promotion agencies (English)
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JUN 07, 2018 WPS8470 Policy Research Working Paper
Reforming non-tariff measures : from evidence to policy advice (English)
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JUN 06, 2018 127167 Publication
Exchange rate volatility, uncertainty, and corporate investment : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127289 Working Paper
Tanzania - TZ- Backbone Transmission Investm.(FY11) (English)
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MAY 31, 2018 ICRR0021097 Implementation Completion Report Review
Cameroon/AFRICA- P154908- Livestock Development Project - Procurement Plan (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 2018 STEP9982 Procurement Plan
India/SOUTH ASIA- P143608- Telangana Rural Inclusive Growth Project - Procurement Plan (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 2018 STEP9958 Procurement Plan
Madagascar/AFRICA- P160848- Improving Nutrition Outcomes using the Multiphase Programmatic Approach - Procurement Plan (English)
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MAY 31, 2018 STEP9968 Procurement Plan
Rwanda/AFRICA- P131464- Landscape Approach to Forest Restoration and Conservation (LAFREC) - Procurement Plan (English)
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MAY 31, 2018 STEP9967 Procurement Plan
Congo, Republic of/AFRICA- P160801- Integrated Public Sector Reform Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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MAY 31, 2018 STEP9956 Procurement Plan
Mozambique/AFRICA- P127303- Mozambique - Integrated Growth Poles Project - Procurement Plan (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 2018 STEP9955 Procurement Plan