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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

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

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

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

Ethiopia - AFRICA- P151712- Urban Productive Safety Net Project (UPSNP) - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP23113 AUG 02, 2019

Assefa Alemayehu 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

Ethiopia - AFRICA- P151712- Urban Productive Safety Net Project (UPSNP) - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP22848 JUL 26, 2019

Debebe Barud Dera Disclosed

Casting a Shadow : Productivity of Formal Firms and Informality (English)

Using firm-level survey data for a large cross section of countries, the paper assesses the gap in labor productivity between formal and informal firms in developing countries for which comparable data are available. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8945 JUL 22, 2019

Amin,Mohammad; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Okou,Cedric Iltis Finafa Disclosed

Agglomeration, Urbanization and Employment growth in Ghana : Evidence from an industry-district panel (English)

In this paper the impact of various agglomerative forces on employment growth in Ghanaian manufacturing is investigated, using data from two firm censuses, as well as population census and trade data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8946 JUL 22, 2019

Kerr,Andrew Nicholas; McDougall,Bruce Disclosed

Why South Africa Is Cheap for the Rich and Expensive for the Poor : Reconsidering the Balassa-Samuelson Effect (English)

This paper investigates cross-sectoral productivity differentials in South African industry and their distributional consequences. The analysis shows that typically, traded sectors have experienced low productivity growth over the past decade, while skill intensive service sectors have had significant productivity growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8942 JUL 22, 2019

Dadam,Vincent; Hanusch,Marek; Viegi,Nicola Disclosed

Determinants of Participation in Manufacturing GVCs in Africa: The Role of Skills, Human Capital Endowment and Migration (English)

This analysis assesses the role of skills, human capital endowment, and migration as determinants of Sub-Saharan Africa's participation in manufacturing global value chains. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8938 JUL 11, 2019

Yameogo,Nadege Desiree; Jammeh,Kebba Disclosed

The Extent of GVC Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper exploits information from two different datasets to provide a novel and multi-dimensional picture of the engagement of all sub-Saharan African countries in global value chains (GVCs). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8937 JUL 10, 2019

Van Biesebroeck,Johannes; Mensah,Emmanuel Buadi 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
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
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
Productivity, Jobs, and Growth in Africa (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 140305 Working Paper
Ethiopia - AFRICA- P151712- Urban Productive Safety Net Project (UPSNP) - Procurement Plan (English)
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AUG 02, 2019 STEP23113 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
Ethiopia - AFRICA- P151712- Urban Productive Safety Net Project (UPSNP) - Procurement Plan (English)
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JUL 26, 2019 STEP22848 Procurement Plan
Casting a Shadow : Productivity of Formal Firms and Informality (English)
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JUL 22, 2019 WPS8945 Policy Research Working Paper
Agglomeration, Urbanization and Employment growth in Ghana : Evidence from an industry-district panel (English)
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JUL 22, 2019 WPS8946 Policy Research Working Paper
Why South Africa Is Cheap for the Rich and Expensive for the Poor : Reconsidering the Balassa-Samuelson Effect (English)
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JUL 22, 2019 WPS8942 Policy Research Working Paper
Determinants of Participation in Manufacturing GVCs in Africa: The Role of Skills, Human Capital Endowment and Migration (English)
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JUL 11, 2019 WPS8938 Policy Research Working Paper
The Extent of GVC Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUL 10, 2019 WPS8937 Policy Research Working Paper