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Opening opportunities : Kenya’s electronic single window connects East Africa to global value chains (English)

One of the most challenging experiences for businesses involved in cross bordertrade along Kenya’s border points is the clearance of imports and exports. ... See More +

Brief 113166 FEB 01, 2017

Sichilima,Mupelwa; Gikonyo, Aknyi Disclosed

Taking the first step to facilitate trade in Sudan : setting up a National Committee on trade facilitation (English)

The Republic of Sudan’s seaports used to be known for congestion resulting from the slow processing of imported goods. In response, the government created an ad hoc National Committee on trade facilitation to help streamline the processing of goods coming in and to facilitate trade. ... See More +

Brief 113165 FEB 01, 2017

Adam, Ali Giddo 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

A win for the private sector : harmonizing standards in the East African community partner states (English)

Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) launched its standards harmonization project in 2011 to help businesses cut costs associated with the different standards in force across the East African community (EAC). ... See More +

Brief 113169 FEB 01, 2017

Nderitu, Elizabeth Murugi; Odongo, Mary Disclosed

Working with Tajikistan to develop its first national commodity nomenclature of foreign economic activities (English)

One of the most important instruments of trade facilitation is the commodity nomenclature, which provides a definition of all goods subject to foreign trade. ... See More +

Brief 113168 FEB 01, 2017

Aliev,Alijon; Konar-Leacy,Violane Disclosed

Jamaica’s trade facilitation task force : involving public and private sectors to improve competitiveness (English)

Jamaica is taking steps to strengthen its trade environment as a way to improve the ease and ways of doing business and stimulate growth. In February 2015, Jamaica formed its National Committee on Trade Facilitation, known as the Trade Facilitation Task Force (TF2). ... See More +

Brief 113174 FEB 01, 2017

Tomlinson,Kanika Y.; Webster,Douglas Disclosed

Taking advantage of a window of opportunity : the Rwanda electronic single window for trade efficiency (English)

Rwanda’s government and private sector took a bold step towards achieving a critical reform agenda with the design and implementationof a single window for international trade system. ... See More +

Brief 113173 FEB 01, 2017

Odhiambo,Alban; Kamajugo,Richard; Zizane,Jackie 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

Innovation by design : conducting a border-crossing time-release study in Belarus (English)

In 2015, the World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) conducted a border-crossing time-release study (TRS) at three points on the Belarus border. ... See More +

Brief 111705 DEC 01, 2016

Tetyora,Victoria; Shemshenya,Irina; Abrashkevich,Aliaksandr Disclosed

Integrating risk-based principles into border inspections and clearance in Zambia (English)

Led by the Ministry of Commerce, Trade, and Industry, Zambia undertook a trade-facilitation needs assessment of its alignment with the articles of the World Trade Organization Trade Facilitation Agreement (WTO TFA) in January 2015. ... See More +

Brief 113171 NOV 01, 2016

Nuamah,Peter; Cichocki, Joe Disclosed

Building trust with all stakeholders is vital for success : implementing a public-private partnership in the electricity sector in Guinea (English)

Fragile and conflict-affected states (FCS) face specific socioeconomic and political challenges that hinder their ability to improve infrastructure anddrive economic growth. ... See More +

Brief 108037 MAY 01, 2016

Cusiac-Barr,Elan; Boubakary,Aicha Farida; Kouassi,Ange Claver Disclosed

Health in Africa initiative and its impact on women-owned private health enterprises in Ghana (English)

The World Bank Group in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, established the Health in Africa (HIA) Initiative in 2008. Its mission is to catalyze sustained improvements among the poor in Africa by increasing access to quality private sector health-related goods and services as well as to provide financial protection against the impoverishing effects of illness. ... See More +

Brief 108032 MAY 01, 2016

Seddoh,Anthony Theophilus; Islam,Syed Estem Dadul; Olayo,Bernard O.; Rogo,Khama Odera Disclosed

Gaining wealth from a neighbor’s waste : synergy for sustainable development (English)

Since 2006, the IFC China Energy Efficiency Program (CHUEE) has been partnering with banks to help increase their loan portfolios for energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) investments through capacity building of bank staff and providing technical assessment support. ... See More +

Brief 105115 MAR 01, 2016

Zhang,Dianjun Disclosed

Expanding financial inclusion through better credit reporting (English)

A credit reporting system is an integral part of a well-functioning credit market. It reduces information asymmetries and helps increase access to credit. ... See More +

Brief 105114 FEB 01, 2016

Chavez Sanchez,Edgar Ivan; Zand Yazdani,Yasmin; Jiang,Nan Disclosed

Harmonization strikes a chord of success : doing business in OHADA economies (English)

The 17 West and Central African countries in OHADA (Organization for Harmonization of Business Law in Africa) are proving that collective action is an effective way to address common economic challenges. ... See More +

Brief 102792 JAN 01, 2016

Nosal,Leah Christine; Saltane,Valentina Disclosed

Four hurdles in conducting impact evaluations with clients in Nascent industries : the case of off-grid energy in India (English)

Lighting Asia and India is a market-transformation program that works with companies to develop the commercial market for modern off-grid solar lighting and other services for people in rural India without access to modern energy services. ... See More +

Brief 102793 JUL 01, 2015

Garg,Anjali; Govindarajalu,Chandrasekar; Bruck,Naomi Paula; Chang,Victoria Y.; Soaloon,Hulman Disclosed

Findings from the World Bank due diligence pilot on private sector TF and EFO donors (English)

It is widely acknowledged that the World Bank Group will need to partner in a variety of innovative ways with the private sector to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ... See More +

Brief 99059 JUL 01, 2015

Drewnowski,Sophia Disclosed

The path to universal health coverage in Kenya : repositioning the role of the national hospital insurance fund (English)

The national hospital insurance fund’s (NHIF) mandate by the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Kenya to implement universal health coverage (UHC) generated controversy among stakeholders. ... See More +

Brief 99070 JUN 01, 2015

Mwaura,Racheal Njeri; Barasa,Edwin Wafula; Ramana,Gandham N.V.; Coarasa,Jorge A.; Rogo,Khama Odera Disclosed

Implementing trade logistics reforms in complex multi-country and regional settings : the case of the Western Balkans (English)

Trade facilitation connects economies and provides opportunities for business growth. However, the national agencies involved in trade often have different objectives, lack coordination with peer agencies in other countries because of different national priorities, high workloads, and absence of platforms to consult with each other. ... See More +

Brief 99065 JUN 01, 2015

Gabrielyan,Gagik; Konar-Leacy,Violane Disclosed

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Opening opportunities : Kenya’s electronic single window connects East Africa to global value chains (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 113166 Brief
Taking the first step to facilitate trade in Sudan : setting up a National Committee on trade facilitation (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 113165 Brief
Walking the last mile : operationalization of Albania’s authorized economic operators program (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 113170 Brief
A win for the private sector : harmonizing standards in the East African community partner states (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 113169 Brief
Working with Tajikistan to develop its first national commodity nomenclature of foreign economic activities (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 113168 Brief
Jamaica’s trade facilitation task force : involving public and private sectors to improve competitiveness (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 113174 Brief
Taking advantage of a window of opportunity : the Rwanda electronic single window for trade efficiency (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 113173 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
Innovation by design : conducting a border-crossing time-release study in Belarus (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 111705 Brief
Integrating risk-based principles into border inspections and clearance in Zambia (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 113171 Brief
Building trust with all stakeholders is vital for success : implementing a public-private partnership in the electricity sector in Guinea (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 108037 Brief
Health in Africa initiative and its impact on women-owned private health enterprises in Ghana (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 108032 Brief
Gaining wealth from a neighbor’s waste : synergy for sustainable development (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 105115 Brief
Expanding financial inclusion through better credit reporting (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 105114 Brief
Harmonization strikes a chord of success : doing business in OHADA economies (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102792 Brief
Four hurdles in conducting impact evaluations with clients in Nascent industries : the case of off-grid energy in India (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 102793 Brief
Findings from the World Bank due diligence pilot on private sector TF and EFO donors (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 99059 Brief
The path to universal health coverage in Kenya : repositioning the role of the national hospital insurance fund (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 99070 Brief
Implementing trade logistics reforms in complex multi-country and regional settings : the case of the Western Balkans (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 99065 Brief