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Lebanon - Urban Transport Development Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 94504 FEB 15, 2015

The World Bank Group and public procurement : an independent evaluation (English)

The unanticipated spike in international food prices in 2007-08 hit many developing countries hard. International prices for food and other agricultural products increased by more than 100 percent between early 2007 and mid-2008. ... See More +

Publication 94315 FEB 06, 2015

World Bank

Vietnam - Additional Financing for the Forest Sector Development Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 93596 JAN 08, 2015

More than copper: toward the diversification and stabilization of Zambian exports (English)

This paper analyzes Zambian export patterns using a new transaction-level trade data set for the period 1999-2011. The data show that, in international comparison, Zambian exports are exceptionally concentrated (on mining products). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7151 JAN 01, 2015

Brulhart, Marius; Dihel, Nora; Kukenova, Madina

The rise of China and labor market adjustments in Latin America (English)

This paper assesses the impact of the rise of China on the trade of Latin American and Caribbean economies. The study proposes an index to measure the impact on trade, which suggests sizable effects, especially in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Honduras, Mexico, and Paraguay. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7155 JAN 01, 2015

Artuc, Erhan; Lederman, Daniel; Rojas, Diego

Firm heterogeneity and costly trade: a new estimation strategy and policy experiments (English)

This paper builds a tractable partial equilibrium model to help explain the role of trade preferences given to developing countries, as well as the efficacy of various subsidy policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7156 JAN 01, 2015

Cherkashin, Ivan; Demidova, Svetlana; Kee, Hiau Looi; Krishna, Kala

The global trade slowdown: cyclical or structural ? (English)

This paper focuses on the sluggish growth of world trade relative to income growth in recent years. The analysis uses an empirical strategy based on an error correction model to assess whether the global trade slowdown is structural or cyclical. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7158 JAN 01, 2015

Constantinescu, Cristina; Mattoo, Aaditya; Ruta, Michele

Benefits of the ECOWAS CET and EPA will outweigh costs in Nigeria, but competitiveness is the real issue (English)

This note analyzes the benefits of ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET) and Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will outweigh costs in Nigeria, but competitiveness is the real issue. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 93642 JAN 01, 2015

Coste, Antoine; von Uexkull, Erik

Commodity markets outlook, January 2015 (English)

This quarterly publication includes a detailed market analysis of most primary commodities with a focus on oil prices. Broad-based commodity price declines occurred in the second half of 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 93835 JAN 01, 2015

Measuring the determinants of backward linkages from FDI in developing economies : is it a matter of size ? (English)

The main focus of the paper is the measurement of the potential for externalities related to foreign direct investment. A series of novel proxies are drawn from the Enterprise Survey database of the World Bank-IFC and tested against hypotheses considered in the foreign direct investment literature. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7185 JAN 01, 2015

Sanchez-Martin, Miguel Eduardo; de Pinies, Jaime; Antoine, Kassia

Vietnam - Transmission Efficiency Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 94035 JAN 01, 2015

Opening up markets to neighbors : gains for smaller countries in South Asia (English)

The South Asia Free Trade Area (SAFTA) came into effect in 2006, but free and unfettered trade is still a work in progress. Drawing from theory and evidence, this note looks at how all countries, especially the smaller ones, can gain from mutual trade liberalization. ... See More +

Brief 93915 JAN 01, 2015

Kathuria, Sanjay; Shahid, Sohaib

Commodity markets outlook, January 2015 (English)

Broad-based commodity price declines occurred in the second half of 2014. Crude oil prices declined the most, down 55 percent to $47/ bbl (barrel) in early January, from a high of $115/bbl in late-June 2014, bringing an end to a four-year period of high and stable prices. ... See More +

Board Report 93951 JAN 01, 2015

Kenya - Second Phase of the Eastern Africa Regional Transport, Trade, and Development Facilitation Program Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : environmental and social impact assessment for the proposed rehabilitation of Marich Pass - Lodwar road (A1), 196 km of Marich Pass - Lodwar road (A1), 196 km (English)

The development objective of the Second Phase of the Eastern Africa Regional Transport, Trade, and Development Facilitation Program Project for Kenya is to enhance connectivity and economic integration of Kenya with South Sudan, whilst improving safety on the corridor and South Sudan's access to sea ports. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4747 JAN 01, 2015

Croatia - Macro monitoring report (English)

Economic activity stagnated in the second half of 2014 with the likely output decline reaching 0.5 percent in 2014. Domestic demand is still under pressure amid weak labor markets, household deleveraging, delayed investment decisions and negative market expectations. ... See More +

Brief 94452 JAN 01, 2015

Madagascar - Recent economic evolution : Madagascar - Evolution economique recente (French)

Macroeconomic conditions remained generally stable at end-2014. The growth rate is estimated at 3 percent, driven by extractive industry and services sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 94564 JAN 01, 2015

Grenada-Grenada Resilience Building DPC 2 (English)

Project Information Document AB7691 DEC 12, 2014

DECPG daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in Latin America and the Caribbean, and South Asia. ... See More +

Newsletter 93248 DEC 12, 2014

Chen, Derek; Kida, Mizuho; Ju Kim, Eung

Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative and Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI) : statistical update (English)

The HIPC Initiative and MDRI are nearly complete with 35 countries having already reached the completion point under the HIPC Initiative. One country, Chad, remains in the interim phase. ... See More +

Board Report 93940 DEC 12, 2014

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Lebanon - Urban Transport Development Project : procurement plan (English)
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FEB 15, 2015 94504 Procurement Plan
The World Bank Group and public procurement : an independent evaluation (English)
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FEB 06, 2015 94315 Publication
Vietnam - Additional Financing for the Forest Sector Development Project : procurement plan (English)
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JAN 08, 2015 93596 Procurement Plan
Argentina - Forests and Communities Project (Vol. 2) : Indigenous peoples planning framework : Marco integral comunitario (Spanish)
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JAN 07, 2015 IPP770 Indigenous Peoples Plan
More than copper: toward the diversification and stabilization of Zambian exports (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7151 Policy Research Working Paper
The rise of China and labor market adjustments in Latin America (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7155 Policy Research Working Paper
Firm heterogeneity and costly trade: a new estimation strategy and policy experiments (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7156 Policy Research Working Paper
The global trade slowdown: cyclical or structural ? (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7158 Policy Research Working Paper
Benefits of the ECOWAS CET and EPA will outweigh costs in Nigeria, but competitiveness is the real issue (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93642 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Commodity markets outlook, January 2015 (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93835 Working Paper
Measuring the determinants of backward linkages from FDI in developing economies : is it a matter of size ? (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7185 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Transmission Efficiency Project : procurement plan (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94035 Procurement Plan
Opening up markets to neighbors : gains for smaller countries in South Asia (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93915 Brief
Commodity markets outlook, January 2015 (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93951 Board Report
Kenya - Second Phase of the Eastern Africa Regional Transport, Trade, and Development Facilitation Program Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : environmental and social impact assessment for the proposed rehabilitation of Marich Pass - Lodwar road (A1), 196 km of Marich Pass - Lodwar road (A1), 196 km (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 E4747 Environmental Assessment
Croatia - Macro monitoring report (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94452 Brief
Madagascar - Recent economic evolution : Madagascar - Evolution economique recente (French)
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JAN 01, 2015 94564 Working Paper
Grenada-Grenada Resilience Building DPC 2 (English)
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DEC 12, 2014 AB7691 Project Information Document
DECPG daily economic news (English)
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DEC 12, 2014 93248 Newsletter
Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative and Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI) : statistical update (English)
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DEC 12, 2014 93940 Board Report