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Common Transport Infrastructure : A Quantitative Model and Estimates from the Belt and Road Initiative (English)

This paper presents a structural general equilibrium model to analyze the effects on trade, welfare, and gross domestic product of common transport infrastructure. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8801 APR 01, 2019

De Soyres,Francois Michel Marie Raphael; Mulabdic,Alen; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Light of Trade Policy : A Study on Pakistan (English)

Agriculture forms the backbone of Pakistan’s economy. Despite the fact that the share of agriculture in the GDP has declined over the years, the sector continues to play an important role in the socio-economic structure of the country. ... See More +

Working Paper 134922 FEB 27, 2019

Ejaz,Neelam; Ahmad,Maha Disclosed

The Textile-Clothing Value Chain in India and Bangladesh : How Appropriate Policies Can Promote (or Inhibit) Trade and Investment (English)

There are significant value chain linkages between India and Bangladesh, particularly in the textile and apparel sector. India specializes in the upstream segment, supplying such intermediate inputs as silk, cotton, yarn, and fabrics to Bangladesh. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8731 FEB 07, 2019

Kabir,Mahfuz; Singh,Surendar; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Jamaica Strategic Public Sector Transformation - P146688 - Sequence No : 08 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR34613 JAN 15, 2019

Watkins,Joanna Alexandra Disclosed

How Can South Asia Turn Its Proximity from a Burden to anAdvantage? (English)

Around the world, trade has played a critical role in reducing poverty. Some of the most successful countries in East Asia, Europe, and North America owe much of their success to strong trade relations with their neighbors. ... See More +

Brief 135489 JAN 01, 2019

Kathuria,Sanjay; Mathur,Priya-000196531 Disclosed

Taking Stock: An update on Vietnam's recent economic developments - Special focus: Facilitating Trade by Streamlining and Improving the Transparency of Non-Tariff Measures (Vietnamese)

Taking Stock: An update on Vietnam's recent economic developments, December 2018. Special focus: Facilitating Trade by Streamlining and Improving the Transparency of Non-Tariff Measures. ... See More +

Working Paper 132828 DEC 01, 2018

English Disclosed

Taking Stock: An update on Vietnam's recent economic developments - Special focus: Facilitating Trade by Streamlining and Improving the Transparency of Non-Tariff Measures (English)

Taking Stock: An update on Vietnam's recent economic developments, December 2018. Special focus: Facilitating Trade by Streamlining and Improving the Transparency of Non-Tariff Measures. ... See More +

Working Paper 132828 DEC 01, 2018

Vietnamese Disclosed

Albania : Trade Impact of CEFTA (English)

Regional free trade agreements (FTAs) have a sizable effect on exports and foster economic growth. While reducing tariffs in member countries, regional FTAs harmonize trade policy across regions and reduce regulation uncertainty for exporters. ... See More +

Brief 134055 DEC 01, 2018

Disclosed

Trade and Poverty Reduction: New Evidence of Impacts in Developing Countries (English)

In recent years there has been an intensification of the long-running debate on the effects of trade integration. This debate has focused largely on the impact of trade in advanced economies, which has risked diverting attention away from the impact of trade on people's lives in developing countries and especially the extreme poor. ... See More +

Working Paper 132833 DEC 01, 2018

Bartley Johns,Marcus; Brenton,Paul; Piermartini, Roberta; Sadni Jallab,Mustapha; Teh, Robert Disclosed

Lao People's Democratic Republic - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P164813- Lao PDR Competitiveness and Trade Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP14543 NOV 15, 2018

Phouvieng Phongsa Disclosed

Traders' Dilemma : Developing Countries' Response to Trade Disputes (English)

If trade tensions between the United States and certain trading partners escalate into a full-blown trade war, what should developing countries do? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8640 NOV 07, 2018

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Go,Delfin Sia; Lakatos,Csilla; Robinson,Sherman; Thierfelder,Karen E. Disclosed

Contractual Frictions and the Margins of Trade (English)

A growing body of work has shown that the quality of national institutions that enforce written contracts plays an important role in shaping a country's comparative advantage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8631 OCT 30, 2018

Azomahou,Theophile Thomas; Maemir,Hibret Belete; Wako,Hassen A. Disclosed

The Intensive Margin in Trade (English)

Is the variation in bilateral trade flows across countries primarily due to differences in the number of exporting firms (the extensive margin) or in the average size of an exporter (the intensive margin)? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8625 OCT 26, 2018

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Klenow,Peter J.; Meleshchuk,Sergii; Pierola,Martha Denisse; Rodriguez-Clare,Andres Disclosed

Are the Poor Getting Globalized? (English)

One reason that poor people may not capture the full benefit from participation in international markets is that the goods they produce tend to be subject to relatively high trade barriers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8609 OCT 10, 2018

Mendoza,Adelina; Nayyar,Gaurav; Piermartini,Roberta Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Lao PDR Second Trade Development Facility Project - P130512 - Sequence No : 12 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR34180 SEP 28, 2018

Hoppe,Mombert Disclosed

Reinvigorating Trade and Inclusive Growth (English)

Trade integration can play a much larger role in boosting shared prosperity. The current focus on trade tensions threatens to obscure the great untapped benefits possible from further trade reform. ... See More +

Working Paper 130272 SEP 01, 2018

Disclosed

A Glass Half Full : The Promise of Regional Trade in South Asia (English)

Trade has played a critical role in global poverty reduction. In harnessing the potential of trade, some of the most successful countries have developed strong trade relationships with their neighbors. ... See More +

Publication 136128 SEP 01, 2018

Kathuria,Sanjay Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Lao PDR Second Trade Development Facility Project - P130512 - Sequence No : 11 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR33155 AUG 02, 2018

Hoppe,Mombert Disclosed

Eliminating barriers to the inclusive and sustainable growth Sri Lanka (English)

The Eliminating Barriers to Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in Sri Lanka Program supports the attainment of the GoSL’s Vision 2025 through the provision of analytical and advisory services to identify and implement a wide range of priority reforms necessary to unleash the trade and competitiveness potential for inclusive and sustainable growth in Sri Lanka. ... See More +

Report 127801 JUN 27, 2018

Disclosed

Anatomy and impact of export promotion agencies (English)

Recent literature has shown evidence of positive contributions of export promotion agencies around the world in raising exports, through the intensive and extensive margins of trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8470 JUN 07, 2018

Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Lederman,Daniel; Zoratto,Laura De Castro Disclosed

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Common Transport Infrastructure : A Quantitative Model and Estimates from the Belt and Road Initiative (English)
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APR 01, 2019 WPS8801 Policy Research Working Paper
Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Light of Trade Policy : A Study on Pakistan (English)
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FEB 27, 2019 134922 Working Paper
The Textile-Clothing Value Chain in India and Bangladesh : How Appropriate Policies Can Promote (or Inhibit) Trade and Investment (English)
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FEB 07, 2019 WPS8731 Policy Research Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Jamaica Strategic Public Sector Transformation - P146688 - Sequence No : 08 (English)
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JAN 15, 2019 ISR34613 Implementation Status and Results Report
How Can South Asia Turn Its Proximity from a Burden to anAdvantage? (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 135489 Brief
Taking Stock: An update on Vietnam's recent economic developments - Special focus: Facilitating Trade by Streamlining and Improving the Transparency of Non-Tariff Measures (Vietnamese)
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DEC 01, 2018 132828 Working Paper English
Taking Stock: An update on Vietnam's recent economic developments - Special focus: Facilitating Trade by Streamlining and Improving the Transparency of Non-Tariff Measures (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132828 Working Paper Vietnamese
Albania : Trade Impact of CEFTA (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 134055 Brief
Trade and Poverty Reduction: New Evidence of Impacts in Developing Countries (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132833 Working Paper
Lao People's Democratic Republic - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P164813- Lao PDR Competitiveness and Trade Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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NOV 15, 2018 STEP14543 Procurement Plan
Traders' Dilemma : Developing Countries' Response to Trade Disputes (English)
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NOV 07, 2018 WPS8640 Policy Research Working Paper
Contractual Frictions and the Margins of Trade (English)
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OCT 30, 2018 WPS8631 Policy Research Working Paper
The Intensive Margin in Trade (English)
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OCT 26, 2018 WPS8625 Policy Research Working Paper
Are the Poor Getting Globalized? (English)
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OCT 10, 2018 WPS8609 Policy Research Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Lao PDR Second Trade Development Facility Project - P130512 - Sequence No : 12 (English)
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SEP 28, 2018 ISR34180 Implementation Status and Results Report
Reinvigorating Trade and Inclusive Growth (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 130272 Working Paper
A Glass Half Full : The Promise of Regional Trade in South Asia (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 136128 Publication
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Lao PDR Second Trade Development Facility Project - P130512 - Sequence No : 11 (English)
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AUG 02, 2018 ISR33155 Implementation Status and Results Report
Eliminating barriers to the inclusive and sustainable growth Sri Lanka (English)
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JUN 27, 2018 127801 Report
Anatomy and impact of export promotion agencies (English)
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JUN 07, 2018 WPS8470 Policy Research Working Paper