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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

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 "green goods" (also known as "environmental" 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 countries' financial development and destination countries' 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

Reducing trade costs in east Africa : deep regional integration and multilateral action (English)

There is substantial evidence that with the progressive global decline in tariffs over several decades, trade costs are a more significant barrier to trade than tariffs, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7049 SEP 01, 2014

Balistreri, Edward J.; Tarr, David G.; Yonezawa, Hidemichi

Measuring the impact of a change in the price of cashew received by exporters on farmgate prices and poverty in Guinea-Bissau : Measuring the impact of a change in the price of Cashew received by exporters on farmgate prices and poverty in Guinea-Bissau (English)

This paper assesses the impact of a change in the price of cashew received by exporters in general -- and by FUNPI, a fund to promote the industrialization of agricultural products, in particular -- on farmgate prices and poverty in Guinea-Bissau. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7036 SEP 01, 2014

Cont, Walter; Porto, Guido

MENA data book (English)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) data book serves as a quick reference and a reliable dataset for monitoring economic and social developments in the region. ... See More +

Publication 91176 SEP 01, 2014

Mottaghi, Lili; Kiendrebeogo, Youssouf; Chaal-Dabi, Isabelle; Lenoble, Nathalie

Export performance and geography in Croatia (English)

This paper uses the gravity model to analyze whether the varying export performance of Croatian counties can be explained by their proximity to border gates, ports, and other county-specific characteristics. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6999 AUG 01, 2014

Artuc, Erhan; Iootty, Mariana; Pirlea, Ana Florina

Food prices, road infrastructure, and market integration in Central and Eastern Africa (English)

Market integration is key to ensuring sufficient and stable food supplies. This paper assesses the impediments to market integration in Central and Eastern Africa for three food staples: maize, rice, and sorghum. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7003 AUG 01, 2014

Brenton, Paul; Portugal-Perez, Alberto; Regolo, Julie

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

Procurement Plan 89999 AUG 01, 2014

Use of imported inputs and the cost of importing : evidence from developing countries (English)

For a representative sample of manufacturing firms in 26 countries, this paper shows that changes in the cost of importing over time are significantly and negatively correlated with changes in the percentage of firms' material inputs that are of foreign origin. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7005 AUG 01, 2014

Amin, Mohammad; Islam, Asif

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors resolution ; no. 95 : 2014 regular election of Executive Directors (English)

On July 31, 2014, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors adopted resolution number ninety five. It was resolved that: the 2014 Regular Election of Directors shall take place in accordance with the attached Rules; and that a Regular Election of Directors shall take place in connection with the annual meeting of the Council of Governors in 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 90099 JUL 31, 2014

Report to the Board from the Committee on Development Effectiveness : investment climate reforms - an independent evaluation of World Bank Group support to reforms of business regulations and World Bank Group draft management response (English)

The Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE) met to consider the evaluation entitled Investment Climate Reforms: An Independent Evaluation of World Bank Group Support to Reforms of Business Regulations (CODE2014-0025) and World Bank Group Draft Management Response (CODE2014-0029). ... See More +

Board Report 90896 JUL 21, 2014

Mainstreaming governance in Tajikistan through its energy, extractives, and public procurement sectors (English)

The governance partnership facility (GPF) supported program mainstreaming governance in Tajikistan portfolio (FY2010-14) was a landmark achievement in applying governance analysis and looking for entry points to improve transparency and accountability in key sectors in Tajikistan. ... See More +

Brief 89229 JUL 01, 2014

Mikulova, Kristina; Johns, Kimberly; Kunicova, Jana

How regional integration and transnational energy networks have boosted FDI in Turkey (and may cease to do so): a case study: how geo-political alliances and regional networks matter (English)

Turkey has historically struggled to attract foreign investors. This paper argues that not only macroeconomic and political stability, but also regional integration explains the upsurge in foreign direct investment observed since 2005. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6970 JUL 01, 2014

Sanchez Martin, Miguel Eduardo; Escribano Frances, Gonzalo; de Arce Borda, Rafael

The dynamics of centralized procurement reform in a decentralized state : evidence and lessons from Indonesia (English)

A central policy of the Government of Indonesia's strategy for enhancing its country's economic and social development is to develop infrastructure and expand service delivery. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6977 JUL 01, 2014

Sacks, Audrey; Rahman, Erman; Turkewitz, Joel; Buehler, Michael; Saleh, Imad

Trade flows and trade disputes (English)

This paper introduces a new data set and establishes a set of basic facts and patterns regarding the trade that countries fight about under World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6979 JUL 01, 2014

Bown, Chad P.; Reynolds, Kara M.

Improving behavior at borders to promote trade formalization : the charter for cross-border traders (English)

Informal trade supports the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of households in Africa, reaches markets and clients that are underserved by formal channels, and contributes to regional food security. ... See More +

Brief 89473 JUL 01, 2014

Brenton, Paul; Dihel, Nora; Hoppe, Mombert; Soprano, Carmine

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Yemen, Republic of - Social Welfare Fund Institutional Support Project : procurement plan (English)
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OCT 22, 2014 92041 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
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
Reducing trade costs in east Africa : deep regional integration and multilateral action (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7049 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring the impact of a change in the price of cashew received by exporters on farmgate prices and poverty in Guinea-Bissau : Measuring the impact of a change in the price of Cashew received by exporters on farmgate prices and poverty in Guinea-Bissau (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7036 Policy Research Working Paper
MENA data book (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91176 Publication
Export performance and geography in Croatia (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS6999 Policy Research Working Paper
Food prices, road infrastructure, and market integration in Central and Eastern Africa (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7003 Policy Research Working Paper
China - Kunming Urban Rail Project : procurement plan (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 89999 Procurement Plan
Use of imported inputs and the cost of importing : evidence from developing countries (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7005 Policy Research Working Paper
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors resolution ; no. 95 : 2014 regular election of Executive Directors (English)
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JUL 31, 2014 90099 Board Report
Report to the Board from the Committee on Development Effectiveness : investment climate reforms - an independent evaluation of World Bank Group support to reforms of business regulations and World Bank Group draft management response (English)
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JUL 21, 2014 90896 Board Report
Mainstreaming governance in Tajikistan through its energy, extractives, and public procurement sectors (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89229 Brief
How regional integration and transnational energy networks have boosted FDI in Turkey (and may cease to do so): a case study: how geo-political alliances and regional networks matter (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6970 Policy Research Working Paper
The dynamics of centralized procurement reform in a decentralized state : evidence and lessons from Indonesia (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2014 WPS6977 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade flows and trade disputes (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6979 Policy Research Working Paper
Improving behavior at borders to promote trade formalization : the charter for cross-border traders (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89473 Brief