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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

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

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

The labor content of exports database (English)

This paper develops a novel methodology to measure the quantity of jobs and value of wages embodied in exports for a large number of countries and sectors for intermittent years between 1995 and 2011. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7615 MAR 28, 2016

Cali,Massimiliano; Francois,Joseph; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Manchin,Miriam; Oberdabernig,Doris Anita; Rojas Romagosa,Hugo Alexander; Rubinova,Stela; Tomberger,Patrick 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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Creative trade for human development (English)
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MAY 24, 2016 WPS7684 Policy Research Working Paper
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
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
The labor content of exports database (English)
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MAR 28, 2016 WPS7615 Policy Research Working Paper
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