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Georgia - Second phase of the economic impact of East-West highway investments on exports through gravity modeling (English)

The objective of this study is to assess the impact of the East-West Highway improvement program on Georgia’s ability to access international markets. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS17153 JUN 27, 2016

Monsalve,Maria Carolina Disclosed

Openness, specialization, and the external vulnerability of developing countries (English)

Deepening real and financial integration of developing countries into the world economy has prompted renewed interest in the contribution of external shocks to their macroeconomic fluctuations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7711 JUN 20, 2016

Barrot Araya,Luis Diego; Calderon,Cesar; Serven,Luis Disclosed

Expediting trade : impact evaluation of an in-house clearance program (English)

Despite the importance of trade facilitation as an area of trade and development policy, there have been very few impact evaluations of specific trade facilitation reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7708 JUN 20, 2016

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Berg,Claudia N. Disclosed

Democratic Republic of Congo : product and market concentration and the vulnerability to exogenous shocks (English)

The high level of exports and their product and market concentration exposes the Democratic Republic of Congo to the economic fluctuations of the country's trade partners. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7700 JUN 07, 2016

Bou Habib,Chadi; Kebede,Ephraim Disclosed

Breaking down barriers : unlocking Africa's potential through vigorous competition policy (English)

This report shows how competition policy can help African countries boost inclusive and sustainable development. Prepared by the World Bank Group (WBG) in partnership with the African Competition Forum, the study reviews the implementation of competition frameworks in Africa and examines competition issues that affect market performance in three important sectors for Africa's competitiveness: cement, fertilizers, and telecoms. ... See More +

Working Paper 106717 JUN 01, 2016

Disclosed

Albania - Project for Intergrated Urban Economic Development (PIUED) : environmental assessment : Plani i menaxhimit social dhe mjedisor per rehabilitimi i rruges me kalldrem te kalase Mihal Komneno dhe i pikes panoramike Tabja (Albanian,English)

The development objective of Project for Integrated Urban Economic Development (PIUED) for Albania is to improve urban infrastructure, enhance tourism assets, and strengthen institutional capacity to support tourism related local economic development in selected areas in the south of Albania. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2301 JUN 01, 2016

Hamilton,Delphine Alberta Disclosed

Dominican Republic - Public Expenditures Management Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Public Expenditures Management Project is to support the Ministry of Finance and other agencies with the Government of the Dominican Republic in their efforts to improve public expenditure management. ... See More +

Project Paper RES23936 MAY 25, 2016

Disclosed

Creative trade for human development (English)

In recent years, international trade in creative goods and services has been expanding. But this upward march is not lifting all boats. Although many developing countries are endowed with vast cultural wealth, they still lag behind. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7684 MAY 24, 2016

Kabanda,Patrick Disclosed

Myanmar - Modernization of Public Financial Management Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 106092 MAY 24, 2016

Disclosed

Does the global trade slowdown matter ? (English)

Since the Global Financial Crisis, world trade growth has been subdued and lagging slightly behind growth of gross domestic product. Trade is growing more slowly not only because growth of global gross domestic product is lower, but also because trade itself has become less responsive to gross domestic product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7673 MAY 13, 2016

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

Learning, Prices, and firm dynamics (English)

This paper documents new facts about the joint evolution of firm performance and prices in international markets and proposes a theory of firm dynamics emphasizing the interaction between learning about demand and quality choice to explain the observed patterns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7667 MAY 10, 2016

Bastos,Paulo S. R.; Dias,Daniel; Timoshenko,Olga A. Disclosed

Non-tariff measures and the world trading system (English)

With the success of the World Trade Organization and its predecessor, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, in reducing conventional tariff barriers, much of the recent focus of regional and multilateral trade agreements has switched to non-tariff measures, both border and behind-the-border policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7661 MAY 04, 2016

Ederington,Josh; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Poverty and shared prosperity implications of deep integration in Eastern and Southern Africa (English)

Evidence indicates that trade costs are a much more substantial barrier to trade than tariffs are, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper decomposes trade costs into: (i) trade facilitation, (ii) non-tariff barriers, and (iii) the costs of business services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7660 MAY 04, 2016

Balistreri,Edward Jay; Maliszewska,Maryla; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel; Tarr,David; Yonezawa,Hidemichi Disclosed

Prices for poverty analysis in Africa (English)

Measuring poverty requires adjusting nominal consumption (or income) into a real value of consumption, across geographic areas and over time. To this end, data on consumer prices are used to construct a price index. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7652 APR 26, 2016

Gaddis,Isis Disclosed

The GATT's starting point : tariff levels circa 1947 (English)

How high were import tariffs when GATT participants began negotiations to reduce them in 1947? Establishing this starting point is key to determining how successful the GATT has been in bringing down trade barriers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7649 APR 26, 2016

Bown,Chad P.; Irwin,Douglas A. Disclosed

Serbia - Modernization and optimization of public administration program : fiduciary assessment (English)

An integrated fiduciary systems assessment has been undertaken that incorporates financial management (FM), procurement, and governance issues of Serbia. ... See More +

Working Paper 105177 APR 20, 2016

Disclosed

Serbia - Modernization and optimization of public administration program : technical assessment (English)

The present modernization and optimization of public administration program will support the efforts of the Government of Serbia (GoS) to improve efficiency in the public administration system. ... See More +

Working Paper 105198 APR 20, 2016

Disclosed

Statement by Ahmad Mohamed Ali, President at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Ahmad Mohamed Ali, President at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. The Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB Group) wishes to express its thanks and appreciation to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund for the invitation to participate in this meeting of the Development Committee, an important platform for discussing topical issues and challenges facing the global economy. ... See More +

Board Report 104888 APR 16, 2016

Disclosed

Statement by Xiaozhun Yi at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Xiaozhun Yi, Deputy Director-General at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. Today's meeting takes place against a backdrop of weak growth in world trade and output and a subdued outlook for the global economy. ... See More +

Board Report 104873 APR 16, 2016

Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic - Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA) (English)

The Kyrgyz Republic became a parliamentary democracy in 2010 following political turmoil and ethnic unrest. Kyrgyz Republic’s economy has been resilient; however, the growth momentum of the past few years has been declining due to the difficult global economic environment and regional conflicts’ spillover effects on the country. ... See More +

Working Paper 104801 APR 13, 2016

Razlog,Lilia Disclosed

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Georgia - Second phase of the economic impact of East-West highway investments on exports through gravity modeling (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 AUS17153 Working Paper
Openness, specialization, and the external vulnerability of developing countries (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7711 Policy Research Working Paper
Expediting trade : impact evaluation of an in-house clearance program (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7708 Policy Research Working Paper
Democratic Republic of Congo : product and market concentration and the vulnerability to exogenous shocks (English)
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JUN 07, 2016 WPS7700 Policy Research Working Paper
Breaking down barriers : unlocking Africa's potential through vigorous competition policy (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 106717 Working Paper
Albania - Project for Intergrated Urban Economic Development (PIUED) : environmental assessment : Plani i menaxhimit social dhe mjedisor per rehabilitimi i rruges me kalldrem te kalase Mihal Komneno dhe i pikes panoramike Tabja (Albanian,English)
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JUN 01, 2016 SFG2301 Environmental Assessment
Dominican Republic - Public Expenditures Management Project : restructuring (English)
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MAY 25, 2016 RES23936 Project Paper
Creative trade for human development (English)
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MAY 24, 2016 WPS7684 Policy Research Working Paper
Myanmar - Modernization of Public Financial Management Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAY 24, 2016 106092 Procurement Plan
Does the global trade slowdown matter ? (English)
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MAY 13, 2016 WPS7673 Policy Research Working Paper
Learning, Prices, and firm dynamics (English)
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MAY 10, 2016 WPS7667 Policy Research Working Paper
Non-tariff measures and the world trading system (English)
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MAY 04, 2016 WPS7661 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty and shared prosperity implications of deep integration in Eastern and Southern Africa (English)
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MAY 04, 2016 WPS7660 Policy Research Working Paper
Prices for poverty analysis in Africa (English)
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APR 26, 2016 WPS7652 Policy Research Working Paper
The GATT's starting point : tariff levels circa 1947 (English)
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APR 26, 2016 WPS7649 Policy Research Working Paper
Serbia - Modernization and optimization of public administration program : fiduciary assessment (English)
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APR 20, 2016 105177 Working Paper
Serbia - Modernization and optimization of public administration program : technical assessment (English)
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APR 20, 2016 105198 Working Paper
Statement by Ahmad Mohamed Ali, President at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104888 Board Report
Statement by Xiaozhun Yi at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104873 Board Report
Kyrgyz Republic - Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA) (English)
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APR 13, 2016 104801 Working Paper