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Manufacturing in Structural Change in Africa (English)

This paper investigates the scale, causes, and timing of significant episodes of industrialization and deindustrialization in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8992 AUG 20, 2019

Nguimkeu,Pierre; Zeufack,Albert G. Disclosed

Revisiting the Trade Impact of the African Growth and Opportunity Act : A Synthetic Control Approach (English)

This study examines the impact of the African Growth and Opportunity Act using the synthetic control method, a quasi-experimental approach. The novelty in the approach is that it addresses problems of estimation that are prevalent in nonexperimental methods used to analyze the impact of preferential trade agreements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8993 AUG 20, 2019

Kassa,Woubet; Coulibaly,Souleymane Disclosed

Brazil - LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN- P111996- Upgrading and Greening the Rio de Janeiro Urban Rail System - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP23583 AUG 19, 2019

Clarice Paiva Disclosed

Sources of Manufacturing Productivity Growth in Africa (English)

This paper investigates the sources of growth in manufacturing productivity in Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia and Tanzania in comparison with the case of Bangladesh. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8988 AUG 19, 2019

Jones,Patricia; Lartey,Emmanuel Kwasi Koranteng; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Zeufack,Albert G. Disclosed

Impact Evaluation of the Peru Subnational Transport Program (English)

The project aims to provide sustainable access to roads to the rural population of Peru. The project has 3 objectives: (i) facilitate sustainable road access of Peru’s rural populations to services, (ii) reduce transport costs on rural roads linked to priority logistics corridors, and (iii) strengthen decentralized road management. ... See More +

Brief 140747 AUG 15, 2019

Disclosed

Iraq - MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA- P131550- Transport Corridors Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP23403 AUG 13, 2019

Bassam Abdulalredha AL-Assadi Disclosed

Industrialization on a Knife's Edge : Productivity, Labor Costs and the Rise of Manufacturing in Ethiopia (English)

The latest push for industrialization in Ethiopia has attracted much academic and public interest. This paper assesses Ethiopia's competitiveness and attractiveness as an investment destination by comparing domestic productivity and input costs to a sample of manufacturing exporting countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8980 AUG 13, 2019

Caria,Stefano Disclosed

The Extent of Engagement in Global Value Chains by Firms in Rwanda (English)

Using administrative data for an exhaustive sample of formally registered firms, reveals that the engagement of Rwandan firms in global value chains (GVCs) is remarkably limited. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8979 AUG 13, 2019

Frazer,Garth; Van Biesebroeck,Johannes Disclosed

China - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P132621- Yunnan Highway Asset Management Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP23374 AUG 12, 2019

Chongjie Li Disclosed

Temporary Trade Shocks, Spatial Reallocation, and Persistence in Developing Countries : Evidence from a Natural Experiment in West Africa (English)

In response to rising inequality following decades of trade liberalization, many countries are adopting trade restrictions. Can temporary trade restrictions have long-lasting effects on the spatial distribution of employment and resource allocation? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8962 AUG 06, 2019

Emran,M. Shahe; Shilpi,Forhad J.; Coulombe,Harold; Blankespoor,Brian Disclosed

Uganda - AFRICA- P145309- Skills Development Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP23197 AUG 06, 2019

Loi Muhwezi Disclosed

Burundi - AFRICA- P107343- BI - Agro-Pastoral Productivity and Markets Development Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP23198 AUG 06, 2019

Antoine Ndayambaje Disclosed

Productivity, Jobs, and Growth in Africa (English)

African countries have undergone significant macroeconomic reforms since the late 1980s. Why have these reforms not resulted in more jobs in the formal sector? ... See More +

Working Paper 140305 AUG 06, 2019

Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Saint Lucia Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project - P127226 - Sequence No : 10 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR37376 AUG 05, 2019

Charles,Keren Carla Disclosed

China - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P132621- Yunnan Highway Asset Management Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP23051 AUG 01, 2019

Chongjie Li Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - MSME Growth Innovation and Inclusive Finance Project - P151544 - Sequence No : 12 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR38027 AUG 01, 2019

Andrianaivo,Mihasonirina Disclosed

Analysis of skills demand in Moldova using vacancy information (English)

Moldova has made significant progress in economic growth and poverty reduction since 2000, but the growth model has mainly relied on remittances, with limited job creation (World Bank, 2016a; Merroto et al., 2016). ... See More +

Report 140125 AUG 01, 2019

Levin,Victoria; Kupets,Olga; Smolyar, Yulia Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (August 2019) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headlines: In the Second Quarter of 2019, the Philippine economy expanded by its slowest pace in over four years, driven by a major contraction in investment largely driven by delayed budget approval and spending ban due to the elections, weakness in manufacturing sector's persisted in June 2019, inflation further eased in July to its slowest pace in two years. ... See More +

Newsletter 140903 AUG 01, 2019

Qian,Rong; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Gomez,Ray Cristofer Cipriano; Enriquez,Karen Annette Lazaro; Song,Jiyoung; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Jobs in Global Value Chains : New Evidence for Four African Countries in International Perspective (English)

What is the potential for job growth in Africa under participation in global value chains (GVCs)? In this study the concept of GVC jobs is introduced which tracks the number of jobs associated with GVC production of goods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8953 JUL 31, 2019

Pahl,Stefan; Timmer,Marcel Peter; Gouma,Reitze; Woltjer,Pieter J. Disclosed

Burundi - AFRICA- P107343- BI - Agro-Pastoral Productivity and Markets Development Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP22906 JUL 29, 2019

Antoine Ndayambaje Disclosed

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Manufacturing in Structural Change in Africa (English)
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AUG 20, 2019 WPS8992 Policy Research Working Paper
Revisiting the Trade Impact of the African Growth and Opportunity Act : A Synthetic Control Approach (English)
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AUG 20, 2019 WPS8993 Policy Research Working Paper
Brazil - LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN- P111996- Upgrading and Greening the Rio de Janeiro Urban Rail System - Procurement Plan (English)
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AUG 19, 2019 STEP23583 Procurement Plan
Sources of Manufacturing Productivity Growth in Africa (English)
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AUG 19, 2019 WPS8988 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact Evaluation of the Peru Subnational Transport Program (English)
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AUG 15, 2019 140747 Brief
Iraq - MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA- P131550- Transport Corridors Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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AUG 13, 2019 STEP23403 Procurement Plan
Industrialization on a Knife's Edge : Productivity, Labor Costs and the Rise of Manufacturing in Ethiopia (English)
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AUG 13, 2019 WPS8980 Policy Research Working Paper
The Extent of Engagement in Global Value Chains by Firms in Rwanda (English)
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AUG 13, 2019 WPS8979 Policy Research Working Paper
China - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P132621- Yunnan Highway Asset Management Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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AUG 12, 2019 STEP23374 Procurement Plan
Temporary Trade Shocks, Spatial Reallocation, and Persistence in Developing Countries : Evidence from a Natural Experiment in West Africa (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 WPS8962 Policy Research Working Paper
Uganda - AFRICA- P145309- Skills Development Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 STEP23197 Procurement Plan
Burundi - AFRICA- P107343- BI - Agro-Pastoral Productivity and Markets Development Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 STEP23198 Procurement Plan
Productivity, Jobs, and Growth in Africa (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 140305 Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Saint Lucia Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project - P127226 - Sequence No : 10 (English)
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AUG 05, 2019 ISR37376 Implementation Status and Results Report
China - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P132621- Yunnan Highway Asset Management Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 STEP23051 Procurement Plan
Disclosable Version of the ISR - MSME Growth Innovation and Inclusive Finance Project - P151544 - Sequence No : 12 (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 ISR38027 Implementation Status and Results Report
Analysis of skills demand in Moldova using vacancy information (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 140125 Report
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (August 2019) (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 140903 Newsletter
Jobs in Global Value Chains : New Evidence for Four African Countries in International Perspective (English)
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JUL 31, 2019 WPS8953 Policy Research Working Paper
Burundi - AFRICA- P107343- BI - Agro-Pastoral Productivity and Markets Development Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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JUL 29, 2019 STEP22906 Procurement Plan