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The global costs of protectionism (English)

This paper quantifies the wide-ranging costs of potential increases in worldwide barriers to trade in two scenarios. First, a coordinated global withdrawal of tariff commitments from all existing bilateral/regional trade agreements, as well as from unilateral preferential schemes coupled with an increase in the cost of traded services, is estimated to result in annual worldwide real income losses of 0.3 percent or US$211 billion relative to the baseline after three years. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8277 DEC 14, 2017

Kutlina-Dimitrova,Zornitsa; Lakatos,Csilla Disclosed

Appraisal econometrics for proposed transport corridors : optimal placement, intervention design, and wider economic benefits (English)

Transport corridors to stimulate regional integration and trade have become a popular development tool. But when they fail to generate the expected wider economic benefits, they can become wasteful or unequitable investments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8269 DEC 11, 2017

Melecky,Martin Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: taking stock; major data releases; activity and inflation; trade and finance; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 122073 DEC 08, 2017

Disclosed

Strengthening Argentina’s integration in the global economy : policy proposals for trade, investment, and competition (English)

Working Paper 121928 DEC 06, 2017

Signoret,José; Echandi,Roberto; Licetti,Martha Martínez; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Iootty,Mariana Disclosed

Zambia economic brief : how Zambia can borrow without sorrow (English)

This tenth Zambia Economic Brief with a focus section on sustainable borrowing and improved debt management. This Brief includes two sections as following: the World Bank's assessment of recent economic developments and the outlook in the short to medium term, and its analysis of a specific development topic or theme. ... See More +

Working Paper 121886 DEC 01, 2017

Smith,Gregory; Jessen,Lars; Chinzara,Zivanemoyo Disclosed

Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Enhancing the implementation of Public Procurement Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the grant is to support the Government to enhance the performance and transparency of public procurement in FYR Macedonia by improving the existing e-procurement system functionalities and developing performance indicators for monitoring the performance of the public procurement system and building capacity of the Public Procurement Bureau (PPB). ... See More +

Project Paper RES30483 NOV 30, 2017

Disclosed

Restructuring Paper Disclosable- Mobile Innovation Project under EPIC - P132570 : Caribbean - Mobile Innovation Project under EPIC Project : restructuring (English)

Project Paper RES30067 NOV 30, 2017

Hader,Sabine Disclosed

India - National Dairy Support Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 121704 NOV 27, 2017

Disclosed

India - National Dairy Support Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 121703 NOV 27, 2017

Disclosed

Kazakhstan - First Macroeconomic Management and Competitiveness Programmatic Development Policy Loan Project (English)

Ratings for the First Macroeconomic Management and Competitiveness Programmatic Development Policy Loan Project for Kazakhstan were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4236 NOV 23, 2017

Disclosed

Tajikistan - Agriculture Commercialization Project : additional financing (English)

The development objective of the Agriculture Commercialization Project for Tajikistan is to increase the commercialization of farm and agribusiness products, by improving the performance of selected value-chains and productive partnerships through increased access to finance and strengthened capacity of project beneficiaries. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1901 NOV 22, 2017

Disclosed

Glass barriers : constraints to women's small-scale cross-border trade in Cambodia and Lao PDR (English)

Trade facilitation projects often assume indirect benefits for small-scale, cross-border traders. Recent studies have shown the challenges faced in Africa by this population, especially women, but it remains unknown in Cambodia and the Lao People's Democratic Republic, despite large trade facilitation investments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8249 NOV 21, 2017

Seror,Marlon Armand Remy; Record,Richard James Lowden; Clarke,Julian Latimer Disclosed

Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 25) : Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Report for storm water drainage in Nairobi Metropolitan Region (English)

The objective of the Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project for Kenya is to strengthen governance and service delivery in the Nairobi Metropolitan area. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1405 NOV 21, 2017

Babijes,Roderick M.; Kenya Disclosed

Internal borders and migration in India (English)

Internal mobility is a critical component of economic growth and development, as it enables the reallocation of labor to more productive opportunities across sectors and regions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8244 NOV 20, 2017

Ozden,Caglar; Kone,Zovanga Louis; Mattoo,Aaditya; Liu,Maggie Y.; Sharma,Siddharth Disclosed

The evolution of the Canadian pension model : practical lessons for building world-class pension organizations (English)

Over the past three decades, a Canadian model of public pension has emerged that combines independent governance, professional in-house investment management, scale, and extensive geographic and asset-class diversification. ... See More +

Working Paper 121375 NOV 17, 2017

Disclosed

Liberia - Southeastern Corridor Road Asset Management Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement action plan for Ganta to Tappita road (100 km) Project (English)

The development objective of the Southeastern Corridor Road Asset Management Project for Liberia are to support the Recipient’s effort to reducetransport costs along the South Eastern Ganta-Zwedru corridor and to improve institutionalarrangements and capacity in the road sector. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG3795 NOV 15, 2017

Disclosed

Labor adjustment costs across sectors and regions (English)

This paper estimates the mobility costs of workers across sectors and regions in a large sample of developing countries. The paper develops a new methodology that uses cross-sectional data only. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8233 NOV 02, 2017

Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Milet,Emmanuel Michel Stephane; Olarreaga,Marcelo Disclosed

Local job creation multipliers in Turkey (English)

This note examines job multiplier effects to help guide policy makers in the design of future incentive schemes targeted at boosting employment by using a methodology from Moretti (2010) and Moretti and Thulin (2013). ... See More +

Brief 120955 NOV 01, 2017

Turkish Disclosed

Ukraine - Fiscal incentives for science, technology and innovation activities : good practice review report (English)

This report reviews different international good practices in introducing and implementing fiscal incentives for supporting science, technology, and innovation (STI) and provides policy recommendations relevant to the implementation of such incentives in Ukraine. ... See More +

Working Paper 120866 NOV 01, 2017

Guceri,Irem; Zolotarev,Andrey P.; Aridi,Anwar Disclosed

A rebalancing China and resurging India: how will the pendulum swing for Russia? (English)

The report assesses the future impact of two dynamically transforming economies - China and India - on Russia's economy. China is rebalancing its economy whereas India is rapidly expanding. ... See More +

Publication 121447 NOV 01, 2017

Prihardini,Dinar Dhamma; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Dissanayake,D M Jagath Rohitha; Djiofack,Calvin Zebaze; Sanghi,Apurva; Burns,Andrew Disclosed

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The global costs of protectionism (English)
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DEC 14, 2017 WPS8277 Policy Research Working Paper
Appraisal econometrics for proposed transport corridors : optimal placement, intervention design, and wider economic benefits (English)
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DEC 11, 2017 WPS8269 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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DEC 08, 2017 122073 Newsletter
Strengthening Argentina’s integration in the global economy : policy proposals for trade, investment, and competition (English)
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DEC 06, 2017 121928 Working Paper
Zambia economic brief : how Zambia can borrow without sorrow (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121886 Working Paper
Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Enhancing the implementation of Public Procurement Project : restructuring (English)
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NOV 30, 2017 RES30483 Project Paper
Restructuring Paper Disclosable- Mobile Innovation Project under EPIC - P132570 : Caribbean - Mobile Innovation Project under EPIC Project : restructuring (English)
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NOV 30, 2017 RES30067 Project Paper
India - National Dairy Support Project : procurement plan (English)
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NOV 27, 2017 121704 Procurement Plan
India - National Dairy Support Project : procurement plan (English)
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NOV 27, 2017 121703 Procurement Plan
Kazakhstan - First Macroeconomic Management and Competitiveness Programmatic Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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NOV 23, 2017 ICR4236 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Tajikistan - Agriculture Commercialization Project : additional financing (English)
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NOV 22, 2017 PAD1901 Project Paper
Glass barriers : constraints to women's small-scale cross-border trade in Cambodia and Lao PDR (English)
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NOV 21, 2017 WPS8249 Policy Research Working Paper
Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 25) : Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Report for storm water drainage in Nairobi Metropolitan Region (English)
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NOV 21, 2017 SFG1405 Environmental Assessment
Internal borders and migration in India (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 WPS8244 Policy Research Working Paper
The evolution of the Canadian pension model : practical lessons for building world-class pension organizations (English)
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NOV 17, 2017 121375 Working Paper
Liberia - Southeastern Corridor Road Asset Management Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement action plan for Ganta to Tappita road (100 km) Project (English)
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NOV 15, 2017 SFG3795 Resettlement Plan
Labor adjustment costs across sectors and regions (English)
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NOV 02, 2017 WPS8233 Policy Research Working Paper
Local job creation multipliers in Turkey (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120955 Brief Turkish
Ukraine - Fiscal incentives for science, technology and innovation activities : good practice review report (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120866 Working Paper
A rebalancing China and resurging India: how will the pendulum swing for Russia? (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121447 Publication