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All these worlds are yours, except India : the effectiveness of export subsidies in Nepal (English)

This paper evaluates the effect on firm-level export outcomes of the Cash Incentive Scheme for Exports program provided by the Government of Nepal. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8009 MAR 20, 2017

Defever,Fabrice Fernand; Reyes,Jose Daniel; Riano,Alejandro; Varela,Gonzalo J. 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

Economic upgrading through global value chain participation : which policies increase the value added gains ? (English)

The emergence of global value chains has opened up new ways to achieve development and industrialization. However, new evidence shows that not all countries have gained from participating in global value chains, and that country-specific characteristics matter for economic upgrading in global value chains. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8007 MAR 16, 2017

Kummritz,Victor; Taglioni,Daria; Winkler,Deborah Elisabeth Disclosed

Trade policy and redistribution when preferences are non-homothetic (English)

This paper compares redistribution through trade restrictions versus domestic lump-sum transfers. When preferences are non-homothetic, even domestic lump-sum transfers affect relative prices. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8005 MAR 14, 2017

Do,Quy-Toan; Levchenko,Andrei A. Disclosed

Do foreign investors underperform ? An empirical decomposition into style and flows (English)

This paper studies the trading behavior and performance of foreign investors with different management styles. The analysis uses a comprehensive Colombian data with complete transaction records and unique investor identification, and finds that the aggregate under-performance of foreign investors is attributable to foreign passive funds, that is, those that replicate a benchmark index. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8002 MAR 13, 2017

Pedraza Morales,Alvaro Enrique; Pulga,Fredy; Vasquez,Jose Disclosed

Kosovo - Agriculture and Rural Development Project : second additional financing (English)

Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 113546 MAR 10, 2017

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

Guinea - Agricultural Productivity Program Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation des marchés (French)

Procurement Plan 113548 MAR 03, 2017

Disclosed

Bangladesh - Export Competitiveness for Jobs Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)

The development objectives of Export Competitiveness for Jobs Project for Bangladesh are to increase employment through increased trade and private investment in leather, footwear, plastics and light engineering with export potential. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG3133 MAR 01, 2017

Lawson,Isaac Solomon Disclosed

Harnessing the power of big data for trade and competitiveness policy (English)

Big data solutions have the potential to accelerate the work of our teams by deriving timely, accurate, and actionable insights from alternative data sources in order to close data gaps and inform policymaking. ... See More +

Working Paper 113275 MAR 01, 2017

Disclosed

What can we learn about pensions from the FINDEX data? (English)

This paper uses the FINDEX and administrative data toestimate the gender, ageand income compositionof workers covered bya mandated pensionscheme in a large numberof developing countries. ... See More +

Brief 113484 MAR 01, 2017

Majoka,Zaineb; Palacios,Robert J. Disclosed

Georgia - Second Regional Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Environmental management plan for rehabilitation of pavement and storm water drain system of Circle Road in Tskaltubo town (English)

The development objective of the Second Regional Development Project for Georgia is to improve infrastructure services and institutional capacity to support increased contribution of tourism in the local economy of the Imereti region. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3118 MAR 01, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

Georgia - Second Regional and Municipal Infrastructure Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Environmental and social screening and environmental management plan for V. Bakurtsikhe community center (Gurjaani Municipality) rehabilitation sub-project (English)

The objective of the Second Regional and Municipal Infrastructure Development Project for Georgia is to improve access to and quality of municipal services and infrastructure. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3121 MAR 01, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

Georgia - Second Regional Development Project : environmental assessment : Environmental management plan for rehabilitation of roads, foot paths, and storm water drain system of Central park and lake Tsivi in Tskaltubo town (English)

The development objective of the Second Regional Development Project for Georgia is to improve infrastructure services and institutional capacity to support increased contribution of tourism in the local economy of the Imereti region. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3118 MAR 01, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

Rwanda - Lake Victoria Transport Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social impact assessment for the upgrading project of Ngoma‐Nyanza road (English)

The development objective of Lake Victoria Transport Program Project for Rwanda is to contribute to the efficient and safe movement of goods and people in accessing and traversing Lake Victoria. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3193 MAR 01, 2017

Huguette,Mwiseneza Disclosed

Horizontal depth : a new database on the content of preferential trade agreements (English)

Preferential trade agreements are an important feature of the global trade system. Several questions, ranging from the rationale for preferential arrangements to their impact on members, non-members and the broader multilateral trade system, are at the forefront of academic and policy debates in trade policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7981 FEB 22, 2017

Hofmann,Claudia; Osnago,Alberto; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Strategic investment funds : opportunities and challenges (Chinese)

Over the past 15 years, the number of government-sponsored strategic investment funds has grown rapidly in countries at all income levels. This paper identifies some of the challenges that these funds face in their endeavor to achieve economic policy objectives while also securing commercial financial returns—the so-called double bottom line. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7851 FEB 22, 2017

Halland,Havard; Noel,Michel; Tordo,Silvana; Kloper-Owens,Jacob Jameel English 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

Does vertical specialization increase productivity ? (English)

This paper investigates the impact of global value chain participation on productivity, using data on trade in value added from the World Input-Output Database. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7978 FEB 20, 2017

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

Foreign banks and trade: bridging the information gap ? (English)

Foreign banks can play an important role in facilitating international trade. Most research has focused on the financing role banks can play, but less is known about the information role. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7967 FEB 14, 2017

De Nicola,Francesca; Tan,Shawn Weiming Disclosed

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All these worlds are yours, except India : the effectiveness of export subsidies in Nepal (English)
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MAR 20, 2017 WPS8009 Policy Research Working Paper
Brexit : trade governance and legal implications for third countries (English)
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MAR 20, 2017 WPS8010 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic upgrading through global value chain participation : which policies increase the value added gains ? (English)
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MAR 16, 2017 WPS8007 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade policy and redistribution when preferences are non-homothetic (English)
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MAR 14, 2017 WPS8005 Policy Research Working Paper
Do foreign investors underperform ? An empirical decomposition into style and flows (English)
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MAR 13, 2017 WPS8002 Policy Research Working Paper
Kosovo - Agriculture and Rural Development Project : second additional financing (English)
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MAR 10, 2017 113546 Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Vietnam at a crossroads : engaging in the next generation of global value chains (English)
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MAR 06, 2017 113225 Publication
Guinea - Agricultural Productivity Program Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation des marchés (French)
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MAR 03, 2017 113548 Procurement Plan
Bangladesh - Export Competitiveness for Jobs Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 SFG3133 Resettlement Plan
Harnessing the power of big data for trade and competitiveness policy (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113275 Working Paper
What can we learn about pensions from the FINDEX data? (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113484 Brief
Georgia - Second Regional Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Environmental management plan for rehabilitation of pavement and storm water drain system of Circle Road in Tskaltubo town (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2017 SFG3118 Environmental Assessment
Georgia - Second Regional and Municipal Infrastructure Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Environmental and social screening and environmental management plan for V. Bakurtsikhe community center (Gurjaani Municipality) rehabilitation sub-project (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2017 SFG3121 Environmental Assessment
Georgia - Second Regional Development Project : environmental assessment : Environmental management plan for rehabilitation of roads, foot paths, and storm water drain system of Central park and lake Tsivi in Tskaltubo town (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2017 SFG3118 Environmental Assessment
Rwanda - Lake Victoria Transport Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social impact assessment for the upgrading project of Ngoma‐Nyanza road (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 SFG3193 Environmental Assessment
Horizontal depth : a new database on the content of preferential trade agreements (English)
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FEB 22, 2017 WPS7981 Policy Research Working Paper
Strategic investment funds : opportunities and challenges (Chinese)
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FEB 22, 2017 WPS7851 Policy Research Working Paper English
Trade developments in 2016 : policy uncertainty weighs on world trade (English)
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FEB 21, 2017 112930 Working Paper
Does vertical specialization increase productivity ? (English)
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FEB 20, 2017 WPS7978 Policy Research Working Paper
Foreign banks and trade: bridging the information gap ? (English)
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FEB 14, 2017 WPS7967 Policy Research Working Paper