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Aging, trade, and migration (English)

This study considers the role of demand-driven changes arising from population aging and how they affect the pattern of international trade as well as trade and immigration policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7740 JUN 30, 2016

Chisik,Richard Asher; Onder,Harun; Qirjo,Dhimitri Disclosed

Roads and rural development in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper assesses the relation between access to markets and cultivated land in Sub-Saharan Africa. Making use of a geo-referenced panel over three decades (1970-2005) during which the road network was significantly improved, the analysis finds a modest but significant positive association between increased market accessibility and local cropland expansion. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7729 JUN 27, 2016

Berg,Claudia N.; Blankespoor,Brian; Selod,Harris Disclosed

Niger - Niger Agro-Pastoral Export and Market Development Project : P095210 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 13 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR23915 JUN 20, 2016

Sangho,Yeyande Kasse

Sudan - Revitalizing the Sudan Gum Arabic Production and Marketing Project (English)

Ratings for the Revitalizing the Sudan Gum Arabic Production and Marketing Project for Sudan were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Grantee performance was also moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3537 JUN 20, 2016

Disclosed

Democratic Republic of Congo : product and market concentration and the vulnerability to exogenous shocks (English)

The high level of exports and their product and market concentration exposes the Democratic Republic of Congo to the economic fluctuations of the country's trade partners. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7700 JUN 07, 2016

Bou Habib,Chadi; Kebede,Ephraim Disclosed

India - Assam Agricultural Competitiveness Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR0020086 JUN 02, 2016

IEG Review Team Disclosed

Breaking down barriers : unlocking Africa's potential through vigorous competition policy (English)

This report shows how competition policy can help African countries boost inclusive and sustainable development. Prepared by the World Bank Group (WBG) in partnership with the African Competition Forum, the study reviews the implementation of competition frameworks in Africa and examines competition issues that affect market performance in three important sectors for Africa's competitiveness: cement, fertilizers, and telecoms. ... See More +

Working Paper 106717 JUN 01, 2016

Begazo Gomez,Tania Priscilla; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Nyman,Sara; Villaran Elias,Lucia Jimena Disclosed

Learning from the mexican experience with taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages and energy-dense foods of low nutritional value : poverty and social impact analysis (English)

Faced with a large and increasing obesity epidemic, the Mexican Government in the last years has increased efforts to prevent and control it. In October 2013, Mexico’s Congress passed legislation imposing taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and calorie-dense foods of low nutritional value. ... See More +

Working Paper 106595 JUN 01, 2016

Bonilla-Chacin,Maria Eugenia; Iglesias,Roberto Magno; Suaya,Agustina Sara; Trezza,Claudia; Macías,Claudia Disclosed

Exporters, engineers, and blue-collar workers (English)

This paper investigates differences in the composition of employment between exporting and non-exporting firms. In particular, it asks whether exporting firms hire more engineers relative to blue-collar workers than non-exporting firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7686 MAY 31, 2016

Brambilla,Irene; Lederman,Daniel; Porto,Guido Disclosed

Nigeria - Community and Social Development Project : additional financing – environmental assessment : Environmental and social management plan for Kukuwa Tasha Community in Gujba LGA of Yobe State (English)

The objective of the Additional Financing for the Community and Social Development Project for Nigeria is to sustainably increase access of poor people to social and natural resource infrastructure services. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2188 MAY 18, 2016

Koleva,Antonia T. 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

India - Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Development Project (English)

The development objective of the Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Development Project for India is to support small farmers and agro-entrepreneurs in Himachal Pradesh, to increase the productivity, quality, and market access of selected horticulture commodities. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1637 MAY 06, 2016

Disclosed

Property rights for fishing cooperatives : how (and how well) do they work ? (English)

Devolving property rights to local institutions has emerged as a compelling management strategy for natural resource management in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7662 MAY 05, 2016

Aburto-Oropeza,Octavio; Leslie,Heather M.; Mack-Crane,Austen; Nagavarapu,Sriniketh Suryasesha; Reddy,Sheila M.W.; Sievanen,Leila Disclosed

Nigeria - Community and Social Development Project : additional financing : environmental assessment (Vol. 16) : Environmental and social management plan for construction of block of market stall at Kudiri community in Densa Lga of Adamawa state (English)

The objective of the Additional Financing for the Community and Social Development Project for Nigeria is to increase access by the poor to improved social and natural resources infrastructure services in a sustainable manner throughout Nigeria. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2188 MAY 01, 2016

Koleva,Antonia T. Disclosed

Markets and manipulation : time for a paradigm shift ? (English)

There is a growing appreciation in economics that people have emotional vulnerabilities, commitments to social norms, and systematic irrationalities, which impact their decision making and choice in the marketplace. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7653 APR 27, 2016

Basu,Kaushik 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

Is living in African cities expensive ? (English)

Although several studies have examined why overall price levels are higher in richer countries, little is known about whether there is a similar relationship at the urban and city level across countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7641 APR 14, 2016

Nakamura,Shohei; Harati,Rawaa; Lall,Somik V.; Dikhanov,Yuri M.; Hamadeh,Nada; Vigil Oliver,William; Rissanen,Marko Olavi; Yamanaka,Mizuki Disclosed

Transforming markets through competition : new developments and recent trends in competition advocacy (English)

This publication provides an assessment of new developments and recent trends on competition advocacy based on an innovative and comprehensive conceptual framework that builds on practical implementation by authorities across jurisdictions. ... See More +

Working Paper 104806 APR 13, 2016

Goodwin,Tanja K.; Martinez Licetti,Martha 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

Macro poverty outlook for Botswana (English)

Weakening global demand for diamonds in 2015 led growth in Botswana to stall, pressured the fiscal position to deficit and narrowed the current account surplus. ... See More +

Working Paper 104818 APR 01, 2016

Disclosed

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Aging, trade, and migration (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 WPS7740 Policy Research Working Paper
Roads and rural development in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 WPS7729 Policy Research Working Paper
Niger - Niger Agro-Pastoral Export and Market Development Project : P095210 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 13 (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 ISR23915 Implementation Status and Results Report
Sudan - Revitalizing the Sudan Gum Arabic Production and Marketing Project (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 ICR3537 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Democratic Republic of Congo : product and market concentration and the vulnerability to exogenous shocks (English)
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JUN 07, 2016 WPS7700 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Assam Agricultural Competitiveness Project (English)
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JUN 02, 2016 ICRR0020086 Implementation Completion Report Review
Breaking down barriers : unlocking Africa's potential through vigorous competition policy (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 106717 Working Paper
Learning from the mexican experience with taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages and energy-dense foods of low nutritional value : poverty and social impact analysis (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 106595 Working Paper
Exporters, engineers, and blue-collar workers (English)
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MAY 31, 2016 WPS7686 Policy Research Working Paper
Nigeria - Community and Social Development Project : additional financing – environmental assessment : Environmental and social management plan for Kukuwa Tasha Community in Gujba LGA of Yobe State (English)
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MAY 18, 2016 SFG2188 Environmental Assessment
Learning, Prices, and firm dynamics (English)
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MAY 10, 2016 WPS7667 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Development Project (English)
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MAY 06, 2016 PAD1637 Project Appraisal Document
Property rights for fishing cooperatives : how (and how well) do they work ? (English)
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MAY 05, 2016 WPS7662 Policy Research Working Paper
Nigeria - Community and Social Development Project : additional financing : environmental assessment (Vol. 16) : Environmental and social management plan for construction of block of market stall at Kudiri community in Densa Lga of Adamawa state (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 SFG2188 Environmental Assessment
Markets and manipulation : time for a paradigm shift ? (English)
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APR 27, 2016 WPS7653 Policy Research Working Paper
Prices for poverty analysis in Africa (English)
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APR 26, 2016 WPS7652 Policy Research Working Paper
Is living in African cities expensive ? (English)
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APR 14, 2016 WPS7641 Policy Research Working Paper
Transforming markets through competition : new developments and recent trends in competition advocacy (English)
See More +
APR 13, 2016 104806 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
Macro poverty outlook for Botswana (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104818 Working Paper