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Azerbaijan - Country Partnership Framework : chair summary (English)

Executive Directors discussed the World Bank Group FY16-FY20 Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Azerbaijan. Directors welcomed the CPF’s focus on supporting Azerbaijan on its path toward a sustainable, inclusive and private sector-led growth underpinned by a diversified asset base. ... See More +

Board Summary 98314 JUL 21, 2015

The impacts of trade facilitation measures on international trade flows (English)

This paper analyzes the impacts of selected trade facilitation measures on international trade flows. A gravity model is used to estimate four equations: a pooled cross-section model; a fixed-effects model; a random effects model; and a Poisson maximum likelihood estimator. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7367 JUL 14, 2015

de Sá Porto,Paulo C.; Canuto,Otaviano; Morini,Cristiano

Mali - Agricultural Competitiveness and Diversification Project : P081704 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 22 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR20002 JUL 02, 2015

Sangho,Yeyande Kasse

Debt Management Facility (DMF) news (issue 21) (English)

Newsletter 98636 JUL 01, 2015

Brazil - Eletrobras Distribution Rehabilitation Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Eletrobras Distribution Rehabilitation Project for Brazil is to improve the quality of electricity service provided by the Eletrobras-managed distribution companies to the population in the States of Acre, Alagoas, Amazonas, Piaui, Rondonia and the City of Boa Vista, as a means to improve the quality of life and foster economic growth. ... See More +

Project Paper RES18793 JUN 29, 2015

De Gouvello,Christophe

What drives local food prices ? evidence from the Tanzanian maize market (English)

This study quantifies the relationship between Tanzanian and external maize markets while also accounting for domestic influences. It concludes that external influences on domestic prices originate from regional, rather than global, markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7338 JUN 26, 2015

Baffes,John; Kshirsagar,Varun; Mitchell,Donald

The role of trade in ending poverty (English)

The expansion of international trade has been essential to development and reducing poverty but the relationship between economic growth, poverty reduction and trade is not a simple one. ... See More +

Publication 97607 JUN 25, 2015

Bartley Johns,Marcus; Brenton,Paul; Cali,Massimiliano; Hoppe,Mombert; Piermartini, Roberta

Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia : Réseaux politiques et fraude douanière : Données tirées de l’expérience tunisienne (French)

Are politically connected firms more likely to evade taxes? This paper presents evidence suggesting firms owned by President Ben Ali and his family were more prone to evade import tariffs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7336 JUN 25, 2015

Rijkers,Bob; Baghdadi,Leila; Raballand,Gael J. R. F.

Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia (English)

Are politically connected firms more likely to evade taxes? This paper presents evidence suggesting firms owned by President Ben Ali and his family were more prone to evade import tariffs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7336 JUN 24, 2015

Rijkers,Bob; Baghdadi,Leila; Raballand,Gael J. R. F.

Latent trade diversification and its relevance for macroeconomic stability (English)

Traditional measures of trade diversification only take into account contemporaneous export baskets. These measures fail to capture a country’s ability to respond to shocks by allocating factors of production into activities for which it has already paid the fixed costs associated with exporting. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7332 JUN 23, 2015

Lederman,Daniel; Pienknagura,Samuel Jaime; Rojas,Diego

The effect of nonbinding agreements on cooperation among forest user groups in Nepal and Ethiopia (English)

This paper summarizes the results from public goods experiments investigating the effect of nonbinding agreements on cooperation. Unlike previous studies, this experimental study was conducted among members of forest user groups in Ethiopia and Nepal with long histories of social interdependence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7325 JUN 22, 2015

Dannenberg,Astrid; Martinsson,Peter

Manufacturing FDI in Sub-Saharan Africa : trends, determinants, and impacts (English)

This report offers five policy recommendations that could contribute to the attraction of manufacturing FDI in Africa. To further the benefits of FDI, especially in the manufacturing sector, policymakers in Africa should: First, manage FDI flows and FDI-related policies in a way that maximizes spillovers in host countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 97836 JUN 19, 2015

Chen,Guang Zhe; Geiger,Michael Tobias; Fu,Minghui

Seeking shared prosperity through trade (English)

Increasing the trade integration of developing countries can make a vital contribution to boosting shared prosperity, but it also exposes producers and consumers to exogenous shocks that alter relative prices, sometimes positively and sometimes negatively. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7314 JUN 17, 2015

Cali,Massimiliano; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Ruppert Bulmer,Elizabeth N.

Estimating the gravity model when zero trade flows are frequent and economically determined (English)

This paper evaluates the performance of alternative estimators of the gravity equation when zero trade flows result from economically-based data-generating processes with heteroscedastic residuals and potentially-omitted variables. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7308 JUN 16, 2015

Martin,William J.; Pham,Cong S.

Export diversification in Africa : the importance of good trade logistics (English)

Economic activity in many African countries remains highly concentrated and exports are often dominated by mineral resources or a few primary products. ... See More +

Working Paper 97402 JUN 15, 2015

Huria,Ankur; Brenton,Paul

Is the WTO passe ? (English)

The WTO has delivered policy outcomes that are very different from those likely to emerge out of the recent wave of preferential trade agreements (PTAs). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7304 JUN 12, 2015

Bagwell,Kyle; Bown,Chad P.; Staiger,Robert W.

Formulas for failure ? were the Doha tariff formulas too ambitious for success ? (English)

This paper views tariff-cutting formulas as a potential solution to the free-rider problem that arises when market opening is negotiated bilaterally and extended on a most-favored-nation basis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7303 JUN 11, 2015

Laborde,David; Martin,William J.

Policies, prices, and poverty : the sugar, vegetable oil, and flour industries in Senegal (English)

Like many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Senegal has struggled to develop its industrial sector in the face of import competition. For basic food products, there is an implicit trade-off between the objectives of maintaining employment and lowering the cost of living, both of which figure prominently in current government policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7286 JUN 02, 2015

Mbaye,Ahmadou Aly; Golub ,Stephen S.; English,E. Philip

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Azerbaijan - Country Partnership Framework : chair summary (English)
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JUL 21, 2015 98314 Board Summary
The impacts of trade facilitation measures on international trade flows (English)
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JUL 14, 2015 WPS7367 Policy Research Working Paper
Mali - Agricultural Competitiveness and Diversification Project : P081704 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 22 (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 ISR20002 Implementation Status and Results Report
Debt Management Facility (DMF) news (issue 21) (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98636 Newsletter
Brazil - Eletrobras Distribution Rehabilitation Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 RES18793 Project Paper
What drives local food prices ? evidence from the Tanzanian maize market (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 WPS7338 Policy Research Working Paper
The role of trade in ending poverty (English)
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JUN 25, 2015 97607 Publication
Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia : Réseaux politiques et fraude douanière : Données tirées de l’expérience tunisienne (French)
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JUN 25, 2015 WPS7336 Policy Research Working Paper
Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia (English)
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JUN 24, 2015 WPS7336 Policy Research Working Paper
Latent trade diversification and its relevance for macroeconomic stability (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7332 Policy Research Working Paper
The effect of nonbinding agreements on cooperation among forest user groups in Nepal and Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7325 Policy Research Working Paper
Manufacturing FDI in Sub-Saharan Africa : trends, determinants, and impacts (English)
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JUN 19, 2015 97836 Working Paper
Seeking shared prosperity through trade (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7314 Policy Research Working Paper
Burkina Faso and Republic of Cote d’Ivoire - First Regional Trade Facilitation and Competitiveness Development Policy Operation Project : board summary (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 97497 Board Summary
Estimating the gravity model when zero trade flows are frequent and economically determined (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 WPS7308 Policy Research Working Paper
Export diversification in Africa : the importance of good trade logistics (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 97402 Working Paper
Is the WTO passe ? (English)
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JUN 12, 2015 WPS7304 Policy Research Working Paper
Formulas for failure ? were the Doha tariff formulas too ambitious for success ? (English)
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JUN 11, 2015 WPS7303 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Hai Duong Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Project : procurement plan : Kế hoạch đấu thầu (Vietnamese,English)
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JUN 04, 2015 97178 Procurement Plan
Policies, prices, and poverty : the sugar, vegetable oil, and flour industries in Senegal (English)
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JUN 02, 2015 WPS7286 Policy Research Working Paper