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Infrastructure, value chains, and economic upgrades (English)

Infrastructure development is critical to delivering growth, reducing poverty, and addressing broader development goals. This paper surveys the literature on the linkages between infrastructure investment and economic growth, discusses the role of infrastructure in participation in global value chains and supporting economic upgrades, highlights the challenges that the least developed countries face, and provides policy recommendations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8547 AUG 13, 2018

Luo,Xubei; Xu,Xuejiao Disclosed

Vietnam's future jobs : leveraging mega-trends for greater prosperity (Vol. 3) : inforgraphic (English)

Vietnam's 50 million jobs are a cornerstone of its economic success. The transformation toward services and manufacturing, and impressive labor productivity and wage growth led to plunging poverty rates and globally enviable economic growth over the last decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 129380 AUG 01, 2018

Vietnamese Disclosed

Vietnam's future jobs : leveraging mega-trends for greater prosperity (Vol. 3) (Vietnamese)

Vietnam's 50 million jobs are a cornerstone of its economic success. The transformation toward services and manufacturing, and impressive labor productivity and wage growth led to plunging poverty rates and globally enviable economic growth over the last decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 129380 AUG 01, 2018

English Disclosed

Infrastructure, Value Chains, and Economic Upgrades (English)

Infrastructure development is critical to delivering growth, reducing poverty, and addressing broader development goals. This paper surveys the literature on the linkages between infrastructure investment and economic growth, discusses the role of infrastructure in participation in global value chains and supporting economic upgrades, highlights the challenges that the least developed countries face, and provides policy recommendations. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129601 AUG 01, 2018

Luo,Xubei; Xu,Xuejiao Disclosed

Trade in developing East Asia : how it has changed and why it matters (English)

East Asia, for long the epitome of successful engagement in trade, faces serious challenges: technological change that may threaten the very model of labor intensive industrialization and a backlash against globalization that may reduce access to important markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8533 JUL 13, 2018

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Bought, sold, and bought again : the impact of complex value chains on export elasticities (English)

Global value chain participation affects the exchange rate pass-through to export prices and export volumes. The paper develops a partial equilibrium model of international trade with cross-border production and shows that higher participation in global value chains reduces the elasticities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8535 JUL 13, 2018

De Soyres,Francois Michel Marie Raphael; Frohm,Erik; Gunnella,Vanessa; Pavlova,Elena Disclosed

Deep trade agreements and global value chains (English)

Preferential trade agreements have become deeper over time, often encompassing policy areas that go beyond traditional trade policy, such as investment, competition, and intellectual property rights protection. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8491 JUN 25, 2018

Laget,Edith; Osnago,Alberto; Rocha,Nadia; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Disclosable Restructuring Paper - AGRICULTURAL COMPETITIVENESS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT - P122812 (English)

The development objective of Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project for Azerbaijan is to facilitate the access of agricultural producers to markets by strengthening sanitary and phytosantiary services, enhancing selected value chains and providing financial services to agribusiness enterprises. ... See More +

Project Paper RES32305 MAY 04, 2018

Chirag-Zade,Rufiz Vakhid Disclosed

Global trade watch 2017 : trade defies policy uncertainty - will it last? (English)

Trade rebounded in 2017, with trade volume growing at 4.3 percent in 2017—the fastest rate i

Working Paper 125930 MAY 01, 2018

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Mulabdic,Alen; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Firm location, transport connectivity, and agglomeration economies : Evidence from Liberia (English)

Transport connectivity is among the most important factors in increasing firm productivity and accelerating economic development. The literature generally supports the idea of agglomeration economies, although there is little evidence of their effectiveness in Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8411 APR 18, 2018

Iimi,Atsushi; Rao,Kulwinder Singh Disclosed

Uruguay - Performance and learning review of the country partnership framework for the period FY16-FY20 (English)

This Performance and Learning Review (PLR) provides a midterm assessment of the progress towards achieving the objectives of the Uruguay Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for the period FY16-FY20. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 124164 FEB 27, 2018

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Global trade : slowdown, factors, and policies (English)

Growth in global trade has been slow since 2012. While global trade downturns are not unprecedented, the observed change in the relationship of trade to GDP poses the question whether the trade slowdown is a transitory deviation or a more long-lasting phenomenon brought about by structural changes. ... See More +

Brief 123899 FEB 01, 2018

Georgieva,Dorina Peteva; Loayza,Norman V.; Mendez Ramos,Fabian Disclosed

Indonesia - Tourism Development Project : environmental and social management framework - executive summary (English)

The Government of Indonesia (GoI) has decided to transform Indonesia’s economy using tourism as one of the main growth drivers. The government, in its National Medium-Term Development Plan (Rencana Pembangunan Jangka Menengah Nasional, RPJMN) 2015- 2019, has set several objectives to increase the role of tourism in the Indonesian economy. ... See More +

Board Report 123155 JAN 19, 2018

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Using gross trade data to map archetypal GVCs (English)

This paper introduces a new, publicly available database for tracking merchandise trade in the global value chains for apparel/textile/footwear, motor vehicles and parts, and electronics, developed originally for in-depth analysis at the country level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8296 JAN 08, 2018

Ferrantino,Michael Joseph; Schmidt,Gabriela Disclosed

Seoul's experience in culture heritage, sustainable tourism, and urban regeneration (English)

The World Bank Group has long recognized that the restoration and preservation of cultural heritage, urban regeneration, and sustainable tourism can play a vital role in developing countries’ efforts to boost local economic development, to accelerate social integration, and to alleviate poverty. ... See More +

Working Paper 123109 JAN 01, 2018

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FDI spillovers and high-growth firms in developing countries (English)

This paper evaluates the heterogeneous impact of spillovers from multinational corporations (MNCs) to domestic enterprises in the developing world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8243 NOV 14, 2017

Reyes,Jose Daniel Disclosed

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Infrastructure, value chains, and economic upgrades (English)
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AUG 13, 2018 WPS8547 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam's future jobs : leveraging mega-trends for greater prosperity (Vol. 3) : inforgraphic (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129380 Working Paper Vietnamese
Vietnam's future jobs : leveraging mega-trends for greater prosperity (Vol. 3) (Vietnamese)
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AUG 01, 2018 129380 Working Paper English
Infrastructure, Value Chains, and Economic Upgrades (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129601 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Official Documents- Modification No. 14 to the Contribution Agreement with the Austalian Centre for International Agricultural Research for TF069033 (English)
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JUL 18, 2018 Agreement
Trade in developing East Asia : how it has changed and why it matters (English)
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JUL 13, 2018 WPS8533 Policy Research Working Paper
Bought, sold, and bought again : the impact of complex value chains on export elasticities (English)
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JUL 13, 2018 WPS8535 Policy Research Working Paper
Deep trade agreements and global value chains (English)
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JUN 25, 2018 WPS8491 Policy Research Working Paper
Disclosable Restructuring Paper - AGRICULTURAL COMPETITIVENESS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT - P122812 (English)
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MAY 04, 2018 RES32305 Project Paper
Global trade watch 2017 : trade defies policy uncertainty - will it last? (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 125930 Working Paper
Firm location, transport connectivity, and agglomeration economies : Evidence from Liberia (English)
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APR 18, 2018 WPS8411 Policy Research Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Uttar Pradesh Pro-Poor Tourism Development Project - P146936 - Sequence No : 01 : India - Uttar Pradesh Pro-Poor Tourism Development Project : P146936 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)
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APR 05, 2018 ISR31902 Implementation Status and Results Report
Uruguay - Performance and learning review of the country partnership framework for the period FY16-FY20 (English)
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FEB 27, 2018 124164 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Cote d'Ivoire - Project to Support the Competitiveness of the Great Abidjan : environmental assessment (Vol. 17) : Publication du rapport d'etude d'impact environnemental et social du projet d'amenagement et de rehabilitation des infrastructures de transport routier du port autonome d'Abidjan (French)
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FEB 01, 2018 SFG4091 Environmental Assessment
Cote d'Ivoire - Project to Support the Competitiveness of the Great Abidjan : environmental assessment (Vol. 16) : Publication de l'etude dtmpact environnemental et social du projet d'amenagement d'un echangeur au carrefour d'Akwaba Coiofune de Port Bouêt (French)
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FEB 01, 2018 SFG4091 Environmental Assessment
Global trade : slowdown, factors, and policies (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123899 Brief
Indonesia - Tourism Development Project : environmental and social management framework - executive summary (English)
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JAN 19, 2018 123155 Board Report
Using gross trade data to map archetypal GVCs (English)
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JAN 08, 2018 WPS8296 Policy Research Working Paper
Seoul's experience in culture heritage, sustainable tourism, and urban regeneration (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 123109 Working Paper
FDI spillovers and high-growth firms in developing countries (English)
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NOV 14, 2017 WPS8243 Policy Research Working Paper