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Review of logistics service regulations for freight forwarding businesses: what should be addressed for a better logistics regulatory framework ? (English)

Regulatory frameworks on logistics regulations are often opaque, especially in developing countries, because of the complex nature of logistics services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7401 AUG 21, 2015

Watanuki,Maika

Albania - Center of Government country case (English)

This brief includes the following headings: the challenge, the solution, and key learning.

Brief 98828 AUG 01, 2015

The impacts of trade facilitation measures on international trade flows (English)

This paper analyzes the impacts of selected trade facilitation measures on international trade flows. A gravity model is used to estimate four equations: a pooled cross-section model; a fixed-effects model; a random effects model; and a Poisson maximum likelihood estimator. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7367 JUL 14, 2015

de Sá Porto,Paulo C.; Canuto,Otaviano; Morini,Cristiano

Understanding the operations of freight forwarders : evidence from Serbia (English)

Freight forwarders play a key role in moving goods across international borders. They arrange transport, oversee customs clearance on behalf of their clients, and more generally troubleshoot issues that arise while goods are in transit. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7311 JUN 17, 2015

Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry

Fertility transition in Turkey—who is most at risk of deciding against child arrival ? (English)

In Turkey, female employment and education are still relatively low, while fertility levels are high compared with other European countries. However, Turkey stands just at the edge of an important social transition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7310 JUN 16, 2015

Greulich,Angela; Dasre,Aurélien; Inan,Ceren

Export diversification in Africa : the importance of good trade logistics (English)

Economic activity in many African countries remains highly concentrated and exports are often dominated by mineral resources or a few primary products. ... See More +

Working Paper 97402 JUN 15, 2015

Huria,Ankur; Brenton,Paul

Risk management in customs : benefits of customs reform - the evidence from Albania (English)

Research into the economic impact of a customs reform in Albania shows the promise of the broader trade facilitation reform efforts that are gaining momentum in developing countries worldwide. ... See More +

Viewpoint 97220 JUN 01, 2015

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Alcántara, Alejandra Mendoza

Implementing trade logistics reforms in complex multi-country and regional settings : the case of the Western Balkans (English)

Trade facilitation connects economies and provides opportunities for business growth. However, the national agencies involved in trade often have different objectives, lack coordination with peer agencies in other countries because of different national priorities, high workloads, and absence of platforms to consult with each other. ... See More +

Brief 99065 JUN 01, 2015

Gabrielyan,Gagik; Konar-Leacy,Violane

Uganda - Skills Development Project (English)

The project development objective of the Skills Development Project for Uganda is to enhance the capacity of institutions to deliver high quality, demand-driven training programs in target sectors. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1111 APR 01, 2015

Integrated logistic centers : experience from North America and options for China (English)

China’s shift toward accelerated economic growth in central and western provinces and increasing levels of personal income and consumption are all consistent with the need for rail-enabled Integrated Logistics Centers (ILCs). ... See More +

Brief 95752 APR 01, 2015

Blancas, Luis C.; Ollivier, Gerald; Bullock, Richard Chinese

Trade effects of customs reform : evidence from Albania (English)

Despite enormous academic interest in international trade costs and keen policy interest in efforts to mitigate them, so far there is very little hard evidence on the impacts of trade facilitation efforts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7210 MAR 10, 2015

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra

Customer-driven rail intermodal logistics : unlocking a new source of value for China (English)

Rail intermodal logistics, the movement of containerized cargo from origin to destination where a portion of the journey takes place on rail, have gained significance in North America over the past 10 to 15 years based on cost and operational efficiency. ... See More +

Working Paper 95025 MAR 01, 2015

Blancas, Luis C.; Ollivier, Gerald; Bullock, Richard Chinese

Georgias transport and logistics strategy : achievements to date and areas for improvements (English)

This policy note describes the state of transport and logistics in Georgia, carries out a needs assessment and identifies the main areas for improvements.The purpose of this policy note is to develop a common understanding between the Government of Georgia (GoG) and its partners of the institutional and physical challenges which face the transport and logistics sector, and of a strategy for meeting these challenges in the medium-term. ... See More +

Working Paper 96577 JAN 01, 2015

Benmaamar,Mustapha; Keou,Oceane; Saslavsky,Daniel Mario

OECS ports : an efficiency and performance assessment (English)

Handling charges in Caribbean ports are two to three times higher than in similar ports in other regions of the world. In some cases, it costs significantly less to ship a container to Hong Kong SAR, China, or Europe than it does to ship to a neighboring island no more than 100 miles away. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7162 JAN 01, 2015

Cubas, Diana; Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia; Bofinger, Heinrich C.

Connectivity for Caribbean countries : an initial assessment (English)

Every discussion of the Caribbean states considers their characteristics as sea-locked countries, small economies, highly vulnerable to natural disasters, and a geographic platform that calls for regional cooperation and integration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7169 JAN 01, 2015

Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia; Bofinger, Heinrich C.; Cubas, Diana; Millan-Placci, Maria Florencia

Cameroon economic update : revisiting the sources of growth - enhancing the efficiency of the Port of Douala (English)

The Cameroon economic update aim at sharing knowledge and stimulating debate among those interested in improving the economic management of Cameroon and unleashing its enormous potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 94015 JAN 01, 2015

Coulibaly, Souleymane; Ibounde, Rick Emery Tsouck; Fouthe, Chimene Diane Djapou; Munchep, Sylvie

Guatemala - Elements of a transport and logistics strategy (English)

This document has been produced by the World Bank to support the Government of Guatemala as it improves its transport and logistics sector management in pursuit of enhanced country competitiveness. ... See More +

Working Paper 93529 JAN 01, 2015

Dumitrescu, Anca C.; Smith, Graham; Osborne, Theresa K.

Armenia - Third Social Investment Fund Project : additional financing : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 92886 NOV 25, 2014

Improving trade and transport for landlocked developing countries : a ten-year review (English)

Landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) are completely dependent on their transit neighbors’ infrastructure and administrative procedures to transport their goods to port. ... See More +

Working Paper 95447 NOV 01, 2014

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Review of logistics service regulations for freight forwarding businesses: what should be addressed for a better logistics regulatory framework ? (English)
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AUG 21, 2015 WPS7401 Policy Research Working Paper
Albania - Center of Government country case (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 98828 Brief
The impacts of trade facilitation measures on international trade flows (English)
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JUL 14, 2015 WPS7367 Policy Research Working Paper
Understanding the operations of freight forwarders : evidence from Serbia (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7311 Policy Research Working Paper
Fertility transition in Turkey—who is most at risk of deciding against child arrival ? (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 WPS7310 Policy Research Working Paper
Export diversification in Africa : the importance of good trade logistics (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 97402 Working Paper
Risk management in customs : benefits of customs reform - the evidence from Albania (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97220 Viewpoint
Implementing trade logistics reforms in complex multi-country and regional settings : the case of the Western Balkans (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 99065 Brief
Uganda - Skills Development Project (English)
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APR 01, 2015 PAD1111 Project Appraisal Document
Integrated logistic centers : experience from North America and options for China (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95752 Brief Chinese
Trade effects of customs reform : evidence from Albania (English)
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MAR 10, 2015 WPS7210 Policy Research Working Paper
Customer-driven rail intermodal logistics : unlocking a new source of value for China (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95025 Working Paper Chinese
Georgias transport and logistics strategy : achievements to date and areas for improvements (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 96577 Working Paper
OECS ports : an efficiency and performance assessment (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7162 Policy Research Working Paper
Connectivity for Caribbean countries : an initial assessment (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7169 Policy Research Working Paper
Cameroon economic update : revisiting the sources of growth - enhancing the efficiency of the Port of Douala (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94015 Working Paper
Guatemala - Elements of a transport and logistics strategy (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93529 Working Paper
Armenia - Third Social Investment Fund Project : additional financing : procurement plan (English)
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NOV 25, 2014 92886 Procurement Plan
Improving trade and transport for landlocked developing countries : a ten-year review (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 95447 Working Paper
Armenia - Disease Prevention and Control Project : procurement plan (Vol. 2) : Procurement plan for works and goods (English)
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OCT 06, 2014 91314 Procurement Plan