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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

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

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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

The use of detailed statistical data in customs reform : the case of Madagascar (English)

To carry out their various missions (collecting revenue, facilitating trade, and ensuring security), many customs administrations have established a risk management unit. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7625 APR 06, 2016

Chalendard,Cyril Romain; Raballand,Gael J. R. F.; Rakotoarisoa,Antsa Disclosed

The empirical landscape of trade policy (English)

This paper surveys empirically the broad features of trade policy in goods for 31 major economies that collectively represented 83 percent of the world's population and 91 percent of the world's GDP in 2013. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7620 APR 04, 2016

Bown,Chad P.; Crowley,Meredith A Disclosed

Competition and poverty (English)

A literature review shows competition policy reforms can deliver benefits for the poorest households and improve income distribution. A lack of competition in food markets hurts the poorest households the most. ... See More +

Viewpoint 104736 APR 01, 2016

Begazo Gomez,Tania Priscilla; Nyman,Sara Disclosed

Serbia - Modernization and Optimization of Public Administration Program Project (English)

The objective of the Modernization and Optimization of Public Administration Program Project for Serbia is to improve efficiency in public sector employment and finances. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 104182 MAR 28, 2016

Disclosed

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

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

Newsletter 104319 MAR 25, 2016

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

Armenia - Power Sector Financial Recovery Program Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social system assessment (English)

The objective of the Power Sector Financial Recovery Program Project for Armenia is to contribute to improvement of financial viability of the state-owned power generation companies and the private power distribution company. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment 102186 MAR 24, 2016

Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Current status (English)

Sri Lanka ranks third in terms of value (4.4 billion dollars) and global market share, although apparel has a relatively high share of total country exports at 45 percent. ... See More +

Brief 104610 MAR 23, 2016

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Pakistan - Current status (English)

Pakistan ranks fourth in terms of value (4.2 billion dollars) with the same global market share as Sri Lanka, although apparel’s share of total country exports is lower at 19 percent. ... See More +

Brief 104609 MAR 23, 2016

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Bangladesh - Current status (English)

Bangladesh has the largest apparel export industry of the four South Asian sample countries (22.8 billion dollars), and the largest market share of global apparel exports. ... See More +

Brief 104608 MAR 23, 2016

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India - Current status (English)

India ranks second in terms of value (12.5 billion dollars) and global market share, although unlike Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, apparel’s share of total county exports is quite low at 5 percent. ... See More +

Brief 104597 MAR 23, 2016

Disclosed

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in Europe,Central Asia, Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa ... See More +

Newsletter 104317 MAR 23, 2016

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in Europe,Central Asia,South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa ... See More +

Newsletter 104316 MAR 22, 2016

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

Ecuador - Country engagement note for the FY16-17 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 104091 MAR 15, 2016

Disclosed

Global trade watch : trade developments in 2015 (English)

After sharply declining in the first half of 2015, world trade began to grow, albeit at a slow pace. Preliminary data indicate that merchandise import growth was 1.7 percent in 2015, down from 3 percent in 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 103903 MAR 09, 2016

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

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

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

Newsletter 104303 MAR 08, 2016

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

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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
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
The use of detailed statistical data in customs reform : the case of Madagascar (English)
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APR 06, 2016 WPS7625 Policy Research Working Paper
The empirical landscape of trade policy (English)
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APR 04, 2016 WPS7620 Policy Research Working Paper
Competition and poverty (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104736 Viewpoint
Serbia - Modernization and Optimization of Public Administration Program Project (English)
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MAR 28, 2016 104182 Project Appraisal Document
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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MAR 25, 2016 104319 Newsletter
Armenia - Power Sector Financial Recovery Program Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social system assessment (English)
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MAR 24, 2016 102186 Environmental Assessment
Sri Lanka - Current status (English)
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MAR 23, 2016 104610 Brief
Pakistan - Current status (English)
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MAR 23, 2016 104609 Brief
Bangladesh - Current status (English)
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MAR 23, 2016 104608 Brief
India - Current status (English)
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MAR 23, 2016 104597 Brief
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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MAR 23, 2016 104317 Newsletter
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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MAR 22, 2016 104316 Newsletter
Ecuador - Country engagement note for the FY16-17 : chair summary (English)
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MAR 15, 2016 104091 Board Summary
Global trade watch : trade developments in 2015 (English)
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MAR 09, 2016 103903 Working Paper
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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MAR 08, 2016 104303 Newsletter