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China - Kunming Urban Rail Project : procurement plan (English,Chinese)

Procurement Plan 93118 DEC 10, 2014

Trading away from conflict : using trade to increase resilience in fragile states (English)

While economic growth in developing countries over the last ten years has lifted more people out of poverty than in any previous time, more than one billion people still live in countries affected by violent conflict. ... See More +

Publication 93123 DEC 08, 2014

Cali, Massimiliano

Economic effects of the Syrian war and the spread of the Islamic state on the Levant (English)

This paper uses a global computable general-equilibrium framework with new detail on six Levant countries -- the Arab Republic of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, the Syrian Arab Republic, and Turkey -- to quantify the direct and indirect economic effects of the Syrian war and the advance of the Islamic State on the Levant. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7135 DEC 01, 2014

Ianchovichina, Elena; Ivanic, Maros

Vietnam - Vietnam Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety : procurement plan (English,Vietnamese)

Procurement Plan 92979 NOV 19, 2014

Nepal - Pro-poor Urban Regeneration Pilot Project : second implementation review and support mission (English)

The second Implementation Review and Support mission for the Pro-poor Urban Regeneration Pilot Project (PURPP), funded by the Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF), was held during November 11-23, 2014. ... See More +

Aide Memoire 93170 NOV 11, 2014

Assessing public debt sustainability in Mauritania with a stochastic framework (English)

This work presents a stochastic framework for assessing public debt sustainability and applies it to the case of Mauritania. The sustainability assessment projects solvency and liquidity indicators -- public debt stock and gross financing needs relative to GDP -- for 2014-23. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7088 NOV 01, 2014

Baghdassarian, William; Mele, Gianluca; Pradelli, Juan

Some simple analytics of trade and labor mobility (English)

This paper studies a simple, tractable model of labor adjustment in a trade model that allows researchers to analyze the economyapos;s dynamic response to trade liberalization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7089 NOV 01, 2014

Artuc, Erhan; Chaudhuri, Shubham; McLaren, John

The gendered labor market impacts of trade liberalization : evidence from Brazil (English)

This paper investigates gender differences in the impact of Brazilapos;s trade liberalization on labor market outcomes. To identify the causal effect of trade reforms, the paper uses difference-in-difference estimation exploiting variation across microregions in pre-liberalization industry composition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7095 NOV 01, 2014

Gaddis, Isis; Pieters, Janneke

Durable goods and poverty measurement (English)

The paper focuses on durable goods and their role in the measurement of living standards. The paper reviews the theoretical underpinnings of the methods available to estimate the value of the services flowing from consumer durable goods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7105 NOV 01, 2014

Amendola, Nicola; Vecchi, Giovanni

Importing high food prices by exporting : rice prices in Lao PDR (English)

This paper shows how a developing country, Lao PDR, imports high glutinous rice prices by exporting its staple food to neighboring countries, Vietnam and Thailand. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7119 NOV 01, 2014

Durevall, Dick; van der Weide, Roy

Unpacking performance and empowerment in female farmersapos; groups : the case of the Fadama project in Nigeria (English)

Women play an important role in rural economic activity but face severe constraints to productivity and socioeconomic security. Nigeriaapos;s agriculture sector employs 35 percent of women and up to 44 percent of female heads of households. ... See More +

Working Paper 92727 NOV 01, 2014

Porter, Raewyn; Zovighian, Diane

Yemen, Republic of - Social Welfare Fund Institutional Support Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 92041 OCT 22, 2014

Statement by Mr. Roberto Azevedo at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Roberto Azevedo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. ... See More +

Board Report 91402 OCT 11, 2014

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors resolution ; no. 96 : financial statements and the report of the independent accountants (English)

On October 10, 2014, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors adopted resolution number ninety six. It was resolved that, the Council of Governors of the Agency considers the Financial Statements, and the Report of Independent Accountants included in the 2014 annual report, as fulfilling the requirements of article 29 of the MIGA convention and of section 16(b) of the by-laws of the agency. ... See More +

Board Report 91860 OCT 10, 2014

Myanmar - Rice price reduction and poverty reduction (English)

Myanmar is a low-income agrarian country with a high poverty rate. The livelihood of many poor people depends on the performance of agriculture, especially the rice sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 89687 OCT 04, 2014

Agricultural policies and trade paths in Turkey (English)

In 1959, shortly after the European Economic Community was founded under the 1957 Treaty of Rome, Turkey applied for Associate Membership in the then six-member common market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7059 OCT 01, 2014

Larson, Donald F.; Martin, Will; Sahin, Sebnem; Tsigas, Marino

The critical mass approach to achieve a deal on green goods and services : what is on the table? how much to expect ? (English)

At the Davos forum of January 2014, a group of 14 countries pledged to launch negotiations on liberalizing trade in quot;green goodsquot; (also known as quot;environmentalquot; goods), focusing on the elimination of tariffs for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation list of 54 products. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7061 OCT 01, 2014

de Melo, Jaime; Vijil, Mariana

The effects of financial development on foreign direct investment (English)

This paper examines how financial development influences foreign direct investment. The direct and indirect sector-specific effects that source countriesapos; financial development and destination countriesapos; financial development can have on foreign direct investment are first identified in a conceptual framework. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7065 OCT 01, 2014

Desbordes, Rodolphe; Wei, Shang-Jin

Debt Management Facility (DMF) news (English)

This issue of the Debt Management Facility (DMF) newsletter includes the following topics: looking back on the DMF; the creditworthy poor?; launch of debt management performance assessment (DeMPA) course; debt sustainability course; and DMF activities. ... See More +

Newsletter 92935 OCT 01, 2014

Prasad, Abha; Ticha, Ivana

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China - Kunming Urban Rail Project : procurement plan (English,Chinese)
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DEC 10, 2014 93118 Procurement Plan
Trading away from conflict : using trade to increase resilience in fragile states (English)
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DEC 08, 2014 93123 Publication
Economic effects of the Syrian war and the spread of the Islamic state on the Levant (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7135 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Vietnam Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety : procurement plan (English,Vietnamese)
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NOV 19, 2014 92979 Procurement Plan
Nepal - Pro-poor Urban Regeneration Pilot Project : second implementation review and support mission (English)
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NOV 11, 2014 93170 Aide Memoire
Assessing public debt sustainability in Mauritania with a stochastic framework (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7088 Policy Research Working Paper
Some simple analytics of trade and labor mobility (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7089 Policy Research Working Paper
The gendered labor market impacts of trade liberalization : evidence from Brazil (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7095 Policy Research Working Paper
Durable goods and poverty measurement (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7105 Policy Research Working Paper
Importing high food prices by exporting : rice prices in Lao PDR (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7119 Policy Research Working Paper
Unpacking performance and empowerment in female farmersapos; groups : the case of the Fadama project in Nigeria (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 92727 Working Paper
Yemen, Republic of - Social Welfare Fund Institutional Support Project : procurement plan (English)
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OCT 22, 2014 92041 Procurement Plan
South Sudan - Eastern Africa Regional Transport, Trade and Development Facilitation Program Project : procurement plan (English)
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OCT 15, 2014 93033 Procurement Plan
Statement by Mr. Roberto Azevedo at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91402 Board Report
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors resolution ; no. 96 : financial statements and the report of the independent accountants (English)
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OCT 10, 2014 91860 Board Report
Myanmar - Rice price reduction and poverty reduction (English)
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OCT 04, 2014 89687 Working Paper
Agricultural policies and trade paths in Turkey (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7059 Policy Research Working Paper
The critical mass approach to achieve a deal on green goods and services : what is on the table? how much to expect ? (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7061 Policy Research Working Paper
The effects of financial development on foreign direct investment (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7065 Policy Research Working Paper
Debt Management Facility (DMF) news (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92935 Newsletter