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Domestic obstacles to trade and transport in Nigeria and their impact on competitiveness (English)

This note analyzes domestic obstacles to trade and transport in Nigeria and their impact on competitiveness. Among other sources, the note uses data collected during a field study on livestock and leather trade along the Lagos-Kano corridor, the main trade route in the country. ... See More +

Brief 91124 OCT 01, 2014

Coste, Antoine

Agricultural productivity, hired labor, wages and poverty : evidence from Bangladesh (English)

This paper provides evidence on the effects of agricultural productivity on wage rates, labor supply to market oriented activities, and labor allocation between own farming and wage labor in agriculture. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7056 OCT 01, 2014

Emran, Shahe; Shilpi, Forhad

Performance of renewable energy auctions : experience in Brazil, China and India (English)

This paper considers the design and performance of auction mechanisms used to deploy renewable energy in three emerging economies: Brazil, China, and India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7062 OCT 01, 2014

Elizondo Azuela, Gabriela; Barroso, Luiz; Khanna, Ashish; Wang, Xiaodong; Wu, Yun; Cunha, Gabriel

Cameroon - Agriculture Investment and Market Development Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 91061 SEP 25, 2014

Albania - Power Recovery Project (English)

The Power Recovery Project of Albania has an objective to improve reliability of power supply and financial viability of the power sector. This proposed project consists of four components: i) short-term complementary power import support; ii) upgrading distribution infrastructure, iii) transmission meter/data center upgrade; and iv) supporting power sector reforms and project implementation. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1031 SEP 08, 2014

The impact of exogenous shocks on households in the Pacific : a micro-simulation analysis (English)

This paper seeks to provide evidence on the extent of household vulnerability to exogenous economic shocks in the Pacific region and consider policy options that help to manage this risk. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7046 SEP 01, 2014

Cororaton, Caesar B.; Knight, David S.

Facilitating the market for capacity building services (English)

In markets with high levels of financial exclusion, actors in the financial system, financial service providers (FSPs), consumers, providers of financial system infrastructure and other market supporting functions, regulators and other policy makers, often face capacity limitations. ... See More +

Brief 90953 SEP 01, 2014

El-Zoghbi, Mayada; Lauer, Kate

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

Local intermediate inputs and the shared supplier spillovers of foreign direct
investment : Local intermediate inputs and the shared supplier spillovers of foreign direct investment (English)

Trade liberalizations have been shown to improve domestic firms' performance through the new varieties of imported intermediate inputs. This paper uses a unique, representative sample of Bangladeshi garment firms to highlight that local intermediate inputs may also enhance domestic firms' performance, through the shared supplier spillovers of foreign direct investment (FDI) firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7050 SEP 01, 2014

Kee, Hiau Looi

Vietnam - Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Project : procurement plan : Ke hoach dau thau (Vietnamese)

Procurement Plan 91203 SEP 01, 2014

Belize - Municipal Development Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2 of 2) : Abbreviated action plan for the Dangriga municipal market subproject (English)

The objective of the Municipal Development Project for Belize is to improve and maintain municipal service delivery in selected towns of Belize. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP967 AUG 20, 2014

Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project (NaMSIP) : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 90642 AUG 15, 2014

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Newsletter 89789 AUG 11, 2014

Russian Federation - Monthly economic developments (English)

Second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) estimates and high-frequency indicators suggest continued weakness in the economy even before the latest round of economic sanctions introduced by the European Union (EU), the United States (U.S.), and other countries in late July. ... See More +

Working Paper 90168 AUG 11, 2014

Hansl, Birgit; Cosic, Damir; Emelyanova, Olga; Kida, Mizuho; Matytsin, Mikhail; Vashakmadze, Ekaterine Russian

Russian Federation - Monthly economic developments (Russian)

Second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) estimates and high-frequency indicators suggest continued weakness in the economy even before the latest round of economic sanctions introduced by the European Union (EU), the United States (U.S.), and other countries in late July. ... See More +

Working Paper 90168 AUG 11, 2014

Hansl, Birgit; Cosic, Damir; Emelyanova, Olga; Kida, Mizuho; Matytsin, Mikhail; Vashakmadze, Ekaterine English

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

Poverty impacts of the volume-based special safeguard mechanism (English)

The volume-based Special Safeguard Mechanism was proposed as essential for small, poor farmers and became the proximate cause of the collapse of the Doha Agenda negotiations in 2008. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7006 AUG 01, 2014

Ivanic, Maros; Martin, Will

Grain price spikes and beggar-thy-neighbor policy responses : a global economywide analysis (English)

When prices spike in international grain markets, national governments often reduce the extent to which that spike affects their domestic food markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7007 AUG 01, 2014

Jensen, Hans G; Anderson, Kym

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Domestic obstacles to trade and transport in Nigeria and their impact on competitiveness (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91124 Brief
Agricultural productivity, hired labor, wages and poverty : evidence from Bangladesh (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7056 Policy Research Working Paper
Performance of renewable energy auctions : experience in Brazil, China and India (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7062 Policy Research Working Paper
Cameroon - Agriculture Investment and Market Development Project : chair summary (English)
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SEP 25, 2014 91061 Board Summary
Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Project : procurement plan : Ke hoach dau thau (English,Vietnamese)
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SEP 23, 2014 91188 Procurement Plan
Vietnam - Lam Dong Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Project : procurement plan : Ke hoach dau thau (English,Vietnamese)
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SEP 11, 2014 91193 Procurement Plan
Albania - Power Recovery Project (English)
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SEP 08, 2014 PAD1031 Project Appraisal Document
The impact of exogenous shocks on households in the Pacific : a micro-simulation analysis (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7046 Policy Research Working Paper
Facilitating the market for capacity building services (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 90953 Brief
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
Local intermediate inputs and the shared supplier spillovers of foreign direct
investment : Local intermediate inputs and the shared supplier spillovers of foreign direct investment (English)

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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7050 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Project : procurement plan : Ke hoach dau thau (Vietnamese)
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SEP 01, 2014 91203 Procurement Plan
Belize - Municipal Development Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2 of 2) : Abbreviated action plan for the Dangriga municipal market subproject (English)
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AUG 20, 2014 RP967 Resettlement Plan
Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project (NaMSIP) : procurement plan (English)
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AUG 15, 2014 90642 Procurement Plan
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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AUG 11, 2014 89789 Newsletter
Russian Federation - Monthly economic developments (English)
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AUG 11, 2014 90168 Working Paper Russian
Russian Federation - Monthly economic developments (Russian)
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AUG 11, 2014 90168 Working Paper English
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
Poverty impacts of the volume-based special safeguard mechanism (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7006 Policy Research Working Paper
Grain price spikes and beggar-thy-neighbor policy responses : a global economywide analysis (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7007 Policy Research Working Paper