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The Eurasian connection : supply-chain efficiency along the modern silk route through Central Asia (English)

Central Asia is often associated with the silk route or road, the longest overland trade route connecting China to Europe and one of the oldest in history. ... See More +

Publication 88891 JUN 12, 2014

Rastogi, Cordula; Arvis, Jean-Francois

The trade-reducing effects of restrictions on liner shipping (English)

This paper examines how policy governing the liner shipping sector affects maritime transport costs and seaborne trade flows. The paper uses a novel data set and finds that restrictions, particularly on foreign investment, increase maritime transport costs, strongly but unevenly. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6921 JUN 01, 2014

Bertho, Fabien; Borchert, Ingo; Mattoo, Aaditya

Trade and transport corridor management toolkit (English)

A trade and transport corridor is a coordinated bundle of transport and logistics infrastructure and services that facilitates trade and transport flows between major centers of economic activity. ... See More +

Publication 87949 MAY 07, 2014

Carruthers, Robin; Kunaka, Charles

Connecting to compete 2012 : trade logistics in the global economy - the logistics performance index and its indicators (Chinese)

This is the third edition of Connecting to Compete, a report summarizing the findings from the new dataset for the 2012 Logistics Performance Index (LPI) and its component indicators. ... See More +

Knowledge Economy Study 70417 APR 11, 2014

Arvis, Jean-Francois; Mustra, Monica Alina; Ojala, Lauri; Shepherd, Ben; Saslavsky, Daniel English

Lao PDR - Trade and transport facilitation assessment (English)

In Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR), the value of trade has risen rapidly over the last decade with both imports and exports increasing by average annual rate of 24 percent. ... See More +

Other Urban Study 72061 APR 01, 2014

Record, Richard; Nghardsaysone, Konesawang; Sitrbat, Liviu; Kunaka, Charles; Saslavsky, Daniel; Arnold, John; Ksoll, Christian

Modernizing trade logistics in Colombia (English)

The Colombia trade logistics program began in 2008 with the goal of reducing the time and cost involved in exporting and importing goods by streamlining trade procedures. ... See More +

Brief 90699 MAR 14, 2014

Ristic, Lazar

India - E-tools in construction management : dissemination of the report - minutes of workshop held on March 06, 2014 (English)

The infrastructure sector has seen unprecedented changes in India with exponential growth due to changing economic landscape and development in the country. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS8213 MAR 06, 2014

Evaluating aid for trade : a survey of recent studies (English)

The demand for accountability in aid-for-trade is increasing but monitoring has focused on case studies and impressionistic narratives. The paper reviews recent evidence from a wide range of studies, recognizing that a multiplicity of approaches is needed to learn what works and what does not. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6742 JAN 01, 2014

Cadot, Olivier; Fernandes, Ana; Gourdon, Julien; Mattoo, Aaditya; de Melo, Jaime

Efficient logistics : a key to Vietnam's competitiveness : Kho van hieu qua : chia khoa de Viet Nam nang cao nang luc canh tranh (Vietnamese)

Vietnam has achieved sustained economic growth, primarily driven by a rapidly expanding labor force and a shift in economic activity away from low-productivity subsistence agriculture toward the higher-productivity manufacturing and services sectors. ... See More +

Publication 83031 JAN 01, 2014

Blancas Mendivil, Luis C.; Isbell, John; Isbell, Monica; Tan, Hua Joo; Tao, Wendy English

Corridor transport observatory guidelines (English)

The Northern Corridor, connecting East Africa to the World through the port of Mombasa, is one of the oldest corridor authorities in Africa, as it was established in 1985. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 85475 JAN 01, 2014

Hartmann, Olivier

Multi-donor trust fund for sustainable logistics (MDTF-SL) : position note urban logistics and port-cities (English)

This note explores issues within the urban logistics and port-cities thematic pillar. It is one of three focus areas, or thematic pillars, for the multi-donor trust fund for sustainable logistics (MDTF-SL). ... See More +

Working Paper 85872 JAN 01, 2014

Blanco, Edgar E.

Connecting to complete 2014 trade logistics in the global economy : the logistics performance index and its indicators (English)

Improving logistics performance is at the core of the economic growth and competitiveness agenda. Policymakers globally recognize the logistics sector as one of their key pillars for development. ... See More +

Working Paper 90419 JAN 01, 2014

Ready for takeoff? : potential for low-cost carriers in developing countries (English)

The emergence of low-cost carriers (LCCs) has been a key catalyst for the development of the aviation industry in the last decade. Indeed, extensive research has been undertaken to analyze the business model and impact on the aviation sector and beyond. ... See More +

Publication 90586 JAN 01, 2014

Schlumberger, Charles E. ; Weisskopf, Nora

Public-private dialogue helps steer agribusiness reforms in the Philippines (English)

Agribusiness is a critical sector of the Philippine economy. It employs almost 35 percent of the national workforce, a total of over 11.5 million people, but contributes to a mere 18 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP). ... See More +

Brief 90716 DEC 19, 2013

Efficient logistics : a key to Vietnam's competitiveness (English)

Vietnam has achieved sustained economic growth, primarily driven by a rapidly expanding labor force and a shift in economic activity away from low-productivity subsistence agriculture toward the higher-productivity manufacturing and services sectors. ... See More +

Publication 83031 NOV 25, 2013

Blancas Mendivil, Luis C.; Isbell, John; Isbell, Monica; Tan, Hua Joo; Tao, Wendy Vietnamese

Facilitating trade through competitive, low-carbon transport : the case for Vietnam's inland and coastal waterways (English)

In Vietnam, sustained high rates of growth in gross domestic product (GDP) averaging 7.2 percent per year over the past 20 years have resulted in higher demand for freight transport. ... See More +

Publication 83030 NOV 21, 2013

Blancas, Luis C.; El-Hifnawi, M. Baher Vietnamese

Facilitating trade through competitive, low-carbon transport : the case for Vietnam's inland and coastal waterways : Thuc day thuong mai thong qua giao thong van tai co suc canh tranh va it khi thai : tuyen duong thuy noi dia va duong bien o Viet Nam (Vietnamese)

In Vietnam, sustained high rates of growth in gross domestic product (GDP) averaging 7.2 percent per year over the past 20 years have resulted in higher demand for freight transport. ... See More +

Publication 83030 NOV 21, 2013

Blancas, Luis C.; El-Hifnawi, M. Baher English

Trade facilitation and country size (English)

It is argued that compared with large countries, small countries rely more on trade and therefore they are more likely to adopt liberal trading policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6692 NOV 01, 2013

Amin, Mohammad; Haidar, Jamal Ibrahim

Benchmarking container port technical efficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean : a stochastic frontier analysis (English)

This paper presents a technical efficiency analysis of container ports in Latin America and the Caribbean using an input-oriented stochastic frontier model. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6680 OCT 01, 2013

Sarriera, Javier Morales; Araya, Gonzalo; Serebrisky, Tomas; Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia M.; Schwartz, Jordan

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The Eurasian connection : supply-chain efficiency along the modern silk route through Central Asia (English)
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JUN 12, 2014 88891 Publication
The trade-reducing effects of restrictions on liner shipping (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6921 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade and transport corridor management toolkit (English)
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MAY 07, 2014 87949 Publication
Connecting to compete 2012 : trade logistics in the global economy - the logistics performance index and its indicators (Chinese)
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APR 11, 2014 70417 Knowledge Economy Study English
Lao PDR - Trade and transport facilitation assessment (English)
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APR 01, 2014 72061 Other Urban Study
Modernizing trade logistics in Colombia (English)
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MAR 14, 2014 90699 Brief
India - E-tools in construction management : dissemination of the report - minutes of workshop held on March 06, 2014 (English)
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MAR 06, 2014 ACS8213 Working Paper
Evaluating aid for trade : a survey of recent studies (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6742 Policy Research Working Paper
Efficient logistics : a key to Vietnam's competitiveness : Kho van hieu qua : chia khoa de Viet Nam nang cao nang luc canh tranh (Vietnamese)
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JAN 01, 2014 83031 Publication English
Corridor transport observatory guidelines (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 85475 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Multi-donor trust fund for sustainable logistics (MDTF-SL) : position note urban logistics and port-cities (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 85872 Working Paper
Connecting to complete 2014 trade logistics in the global economy : the logistics performance index and its indicators (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 90419 Working Paper
Ready for takeoff? : potential for low-cost carriers in developing countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 90586 Publication
Public-private dialogue helps steer agribusiness reforms in the Philippines (English)
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DEC 19, 2013 90716 Brief
Efficient logistics : a key to Vietnam's competitiveness (English)
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NOV 25, 2013 83031 Publication Vietnamese
Facilitating trade through competitive, low-carbon transport : the case for Vietnam's inland and coastal waterways (English)
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NOV 21, 2013 83030 Publication Vietnamese
Facilitating trade through competitive, low-carbon transport : the case for Vietnam's inland and coastal waterways : Thuc day thuong mai thong qua giao thong van tai co suc canh tranh va it khi thai : tuyen duong thuy noi dia va duong bien o Viet Nam (Vietnamese)
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NOV 21, 2013 83030 Publication English
Trade facilitation and country size (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6692 Policy Research Working Paper
Benchmarking container port technical efficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean : a stochastic frontier analysis (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6680 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Mekong Delta Transport Infrastructure Development Project : procurement plan : Viet Nam - Du an Phat trien Viet Nam bang song Cuu Long Giao thong van tai co so ha tang (Vietnamese)
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OCT 01, 2013 82527 Procurement Plan