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Impacts on poverty of removing fuel import subsidies in Nigeria (English)

The petroleum sector contributes substantially to the Nigerian economy; however, the potential benefits are diminished because of the existence of significant subsidies on imports of petroleum products. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7376 JUL 24, 2015

Siddig,Khalid; Minor,Peter J.; Grethe,Harald; Aguiar,Angel; Walmsley,Terrie Louise

Mali - Agricultural Competitiveness and Diversification Project : P081704 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 22 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR20002 JUL 02, 2015

Sangho,Yeyande Kasse

Turkey regular economic note (July 2015) (English)

The highlights of this Turkey regular economic note for July 2015 are: public spending offset weaker private demand to keep growth solid in the first quarter; despite declining food prices, lira depreciation and increases in oil prices pushed inflation higher; political uncertainty continues after the parliamentary election, creating downside risks to our 2015 growth forecast of 3 percent. ... See More +

Newsletter 98250 JUL 01, 2015

India - Partnership for market readiness : organizational framework for scoping of PMR activities (English)

India has a relatively low carbon footprint. A steadily declining carbon intensity over the last decade will further contribute to reduce climate change through voluntary actions. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS14378 JUN 29, 2015

Iyadomi,Keisuke

Rate of return regulation and emission permits trading under uncertainty (English)

This paper analyzes the dynamic effects of rate-of-return regulation on firms’ emissions compliance behavior when the price of emissions permits is uncertain. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7343 JUN 26, 2015

Zhang,Fan; Huang,Tao

What drives local food prices ? evidence from the Tanzanian maize market (English)

This study quantifies the relationship between Tanzanian and external maize markets while also accounting for domestic influences. It concludes that external influences on domestic prices originate from regional, rather than global, markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7338 JUN 26, 2015

Baffes,John; Kshirsagar,Varun; Mitchell,Donald

Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia : Réseaux politiques et fraude douanière : Données tirées de l’expérience tunisienne (French)

Are politically connected firms more likely to evade taxes? This paper presents evidence suggesting firms owned by President Ben Ali and his family were more prone to evade import tariffs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7336 JUN 25, 2015

Rijkers,Bob; Baghdadi,Leila; Raballand,Gael J. R. F.

Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia (English)

Are politically connected firms more likely to evade taxes? This paper presents evidence suggesting firms owned by President Ben Ali and his family were more prone to evade import tariffs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7336 JUN 24, 2015

Rijkers,Bob; Baghdadi,Leila; Raballand,Gael J. R. F.

Quality and accountability in healthcare delivery : audit evidence from primary care providers in India (English)

This paper presents direct evidence on the quality of health care in low-income settings using a unique and original set of audit studies, where standardized patients were presented to a nearly representative sample of rural public and private primary care providers in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7334 JUN 23, 2015

Das,Jishnu; Holla,Alaka; Mohpal,Aakash; Muralidharan,Karthik

Small firms’ formalization : the stick treatment (English)

Firm informality is pervasive throughout the developing world, Bangladesh being no exception. The informal status of many firms substantially reduces the tax basis and therefore impacts the provision of public goods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7318 JUN 22, 2015

De Giorgi,Giacomo; Ploenzke,Matthew; Rahman,Aminur

Product standards and firms’ export decisions (English)

The paper estimates the effect of product standards on firms’ export decisions using two novel datasets. The first covers all exporting firms in 42 developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7315 JUN 18, 2015

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Ferro,Esteban; Wilson,John Martin

Seeking shared prosperity through trade (English)

Increasing the trade integration of developing countries can make a vital contribution to boosting shared prosperity, but it also exposes producers and consumers to exogenous shocks that alter relative prices, sometimes positively and sometimes negatively. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7314 JUN 17, 2015

Cali,Massimiliano; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Ruppert Bulmer,Elizabeth N.

Energy subsidies reform in Jordan : welfare implications of different scenarios (English)

Facing a fiscal crisis, Jordan initiated substantial petroleum subsidy reforms in 2012. The government has also long contemplated how to cut electricity subsidies, which surpass the fiscal burdens imposed by the petroleum subsidies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7313 JUN 17, 2015

Atamanov,Aziz; Jellema,Jon Robbert; Serajuddin,Umar

Formulas for failure ? were the Doha tariff formulas too ambitious for success ? (English)

This paper views tariff-cutting formulas as a potential solution to the free-rider problem that arises when market opening is negotiated bilaterally and extended on a most-favored-nation basis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7303 JUN 11, 2015

Laborde,David; Martin,William J.

Labor market dynamics in Libya : reintegration for recovery (English)

Since the 2011 uprising that toppled the former regime, Libya has been mired in deep political strife. An economy in which agriculture once flourished was converted wholesale to an oil-based rentier state of the most extreme kind. ... See More +

Publication 97478 JUN 03, 2015

Elgazzar,Hebatalla; Lahga, Abdel Rahmen; Quota,Manal Bakur N; Rother,Friederike Uta; Hargreaves, Laurence

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

Procurement Plan 96944 JUN 02, 2015

Policies, prices, and poverty : the sugar, vegetable oil, and flour industries in Senegal (English)

Like many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Senegal has struggled to develop its industrial sector in the face of import competition. For basic food products, there is an implicit trade-off between the objectives of maintaining employment and lowering the cost of living, both of which figure prominently in current government policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7286 JUN 02, 2015

Mbaye,Ahmadou Aly; Golub ,Stephen S.; English,E. Philip

The Africa competitiveness report 2015 (English)

The Africa Competitiveness Report 2015 comes out at a promising time for the continent: for 15 years growth rates have averaged over 5 percent, and rapid population growth holds the promise of a large emerging consumer market as well as an unprecedented labor force that - if leveraged - can provide significant growth opportunities. ... See More +

Publication 96997 JUN 01, 2015

Bah, El-hadj M.; Conde, Carlos; Di Battista, Attilio; Hanouz, Margareta Drzeniek; Galvan, Caroline; Heinrigs, Philipp; Hoffman,Barak Daniel; Mckenna,Jonathan Miles; Moyo, Jennifer Mbabazi; OSullivan, Anthony; Saez,Juan Sebastian; Speakman,John F.; Verdier-Chouchane, Audrey

Export competitiveness: Why Domestic Market Competition Matters (English)

This review of the empirical literature shows that industries with more intense domestic competition will export more. Competition law enforcement can be traced to export performance and is complementary to trade reforms. ... See More +

Viewpoint 97914 JUN 01, 2015

Goodwin,Tanja K.; Pierola Castro,Martha D.

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Impacts on poverty of removing fuel import subsidies in Nigeria (English)
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JUL 24, 2015 WPS7376 Policy Research Working Paper
Mali - Agricultural Competitiveness and Diversification Project : P081704 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 22 (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 ISR20002 Implementation Status and Results Report
Turkey regular economic note (July 2015) (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98250 Newsletter
India - Partnership for market readiness : organizational framework for scoping of PMR activities (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ACS14378 Working Paper
Rate of return regulation and emission permits trading under uncertainty (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 WPS7343 Policy Research Working Paper
What drives local food prices ? evidence from the Tanzanian maize market (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 WPS7338 Policy Research Working Paper
Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia : Réseaux politiques et fraude douanière : Données tirées de l’expérience tunisienne (French)
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JUN 25, 2015 WPS7336 Policy Research Working Paper
Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia (English)
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JUN 24, 2015 WPS7336 Policy Research Working Paper
Quality and accountability in healthcare delivery : audit evidence from primary care providers in India (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7334 Policy Research Working Paper
Small firms’ formalization : the stick treatment (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7318 Policy Research Working Paper
Product standards and firms’ export decisions (English)
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JUN 18, 2015 WPS7315 Policy Research Working Paper
Seeking shared prosperity through trade (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7314 Policy Research Working Paper
Energy subsidies reform in Jordan : welfare implications of different scenarios (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7313 Policy Research Working Paper
Formulas for failure ? were the Doha tariff formulas too ambitious for success ? (English)
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JUN 11, 2015 WPS7303 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Hai Duong Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Project : procurement plan : Kế hoạch đấu thầu (Vietnamese,English)
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JUN 04, 2015 97178 Procurement Plan
Labor market dynamics in Libya : reintegration for recovery (English)
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JUN 03, 2015 97478 Publication
Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUN 02, 2015 96944 Procurement Plan
Policies, prices, and poverty : the sugar, vegetable oil, and flour industries in Senegal (English)
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JUN 02, 2015 WPS7286 Policy Research Working Paper
The Africa competitiveness report 2015 (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 96997 Publication
Export competitiveness: Why Domestic Market Competition Matters (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97914 Viewpoint