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Supporting export competitiveness through port and rail network reforms : a case study of South Africa (English)

Transport and logistics infrastructure is a critical determinant of the competitiveness of a country's producers and exporters. Well-functioning transport and logistics infrastructure relies not just on hardware, but critically on the operating environment that emerges from the interaction between private sector operators; national policies and regulatory regimes; and, in many countries, state-owned owners and operators of core infrastructure. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7532 JAN 11, 2016

Pieterse,Duncan; Farole,Thomas; Odendaal,Martin; Steenkamp,Andre

Engaging the private sector in transport and logistics planning and policy making : options for Vietnam (English)

In the 22 years between 1992 and 2014 Vietnam attained the remarkable average annual rate of economic growth of 6.9 percent. However, the sources of growth that underpinned much of this period of economic transformation ready availability of labor and a structural shift of national production from subsistence agriculture to industry and services are gradually being depleted and cannot be sustained indefinitely. ... See More +

Working Paper 101967 NOV 01, 2015

Blancas Mendivil,Luis C. Vietnamese

Unlocking trade for low-income countries : report of the trade facilitation facility, 2009-2015 (English)

The trade facilitation facility (TFF) was launched to help low-income countries improve their competitiveness by reducing the costs of engaging in international trade, thus supporting their efforts to reduce poverty and achieve the millennium development goals. ... See More +

Working Paper 100092 OCT 01, 2015

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

Shifting into higher gear : recommendations for improved grain logistics in Ukraine (English)

This study was conceived on the basis of a request by Ukraine’s Ministry of Agricultural Policies and Food (MoAPF). In 2013, the MoAPF explored the World Bank’s interest for investing in grain hoppers, following a deficit of hoppers and concerns about related difficulties for grain transport. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS15163 AUG 01, 2015

Guadagni,Maurizio; Pachon,Maria Claudia; Karakulova,Aliya; Nivyevskiy,Oleg; Nazhmidenov,Kairat; Gobjila,Anatol; Giogobiani, Mzia; Bucik,Marko

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

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 Mendivil,Luis C.; Bullock,Richard G.; Ollivier,Gerald Paul

Algeria - Mali trade : the normality of informality (English)

This paper estimates the volume of informal trade between Algeria and Mali and analyzes its determinants and mechanisms, using a multi-pronged methodology. ... See More +

Working Paper 101137 MAR 22, 2015

Bensassi,Sami; Brockmeyer,Anne; Pellerin, Matthieu; Raballand,Gael J. R. F. French

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 Mendivil,Luis C.; Bullock,Richard G.; Ollivier,Gerald Paul

Trade facilitation for global and regional value chains in SACU : Mapping global and regional value chains in SACU : sector-level overviews (English)

In this context, this note summarizes the findings of a recent World Bank, SACU Secretariat assessment of regional trade facilitation based on the Trade and Transport Facilitation Assessment (TTFA) methodology. ... See More +

Working Paper 102985 JAN 01, 2015

Georgia's 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

Can collaborative capacity generate better development results in Africa? (English)

The past decade has witnessed a strong, steady and increasingly unified global call to action to improve the results of capacity development. Consensus is emerging around key principles of country-led capacity development and its importance in enhancing development effectiveness at every level. ... See More +

Working Paper 80639 JAN 01, 2015

Chaudhuri,Pinki; Smithers,Nicola J.; Gold,Jenny R.

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Supporting export competitiveness through port and rail network reforms : a case study of South Africa (English)
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NOV 12, 2015 101161 Procurement Plan
Engaging the private sector in transport and logistics planning and policy making : options for Vietnam (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 101967 Working Paper Vietnamese
Unlocking trade for low-income countries : report of the trade facilitation facility, 2009-2015 (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100092 Working Paper
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
Shifting into higher gear : recommendations for improved grain logistics in Ukraine (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 ACS15163 Working Paper
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
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
Algeria - Mali trade : the normality of informality (English)
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MAR 22, 2015 101137 Working Paper French
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
Trade facilitation for global and regional value chains in SACU : Mapping global and regional value chains in SACU : sector-level overviews (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 102985 Working Paper
Georgia's transport and logistics strategy : achievements to date and areas for improvements (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 96577 Working Paper
Can collaborative capacity generate better development results in Africa? (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 80639 Working Paper