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Impact of free trade agreement use on import prices (English)

This paper examines the impact of free trade agreement (FTA) use on import prices. For this analysis, it employs establishment-level import data with information on tariff schemes, that is, the FTA and most-favored-nation schemes used for importing. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8416 APR 19, 2018

Hayakawa,Kazunobu; Laksanapanyakul,Nuttawut; Mukunoki,Hiroshi; Urata,Shujiro Disclosed

Strengthening Argentina’s integration into the global economy : policy proposals for trade, investment, and competition (English)

The administration of President Mauricio Macri in Argentina faces an economy that is poorly connected with the world economy. Argentina needs to lift and stabilize economic growth to create more and better jobs while reigniting productivity to bring income closer to that of more advanced economies. ... See More +

Publication 126128 APR 18, 2018

Martinez Licetti,Martha; Lootty,Mariana; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Signoret,Jose E. Disclosed

Strengthening Argentina’s integration into the global economy : policy proposals for trade, investment, and competition (English)

Argentina needs to lift and stabilize economic growth to create more and better jobs while reigniting productivity to bring income closer to that of more advanced economies. ... See More +

Publication 125115 APR 10, 2018

Martinez Licetti,Martha; Iootty,Mariana; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Signoret,Jose E. Disclosed

Bangladesh - National Strategy for Development of Statistics Implementation Support Project (English)

The National Strategy for Development of Statistics Implementation Support Project aims to improve the capacity of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) to produce quality core statistics and make them accessible in a timely manner to policy makers and the public. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2193 FEB 22, 2018

Disclosed

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

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Jamaica Strategic Public Sector Transformation - P146688 - Sequence No : 06 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR30303 DEC 19, 2017

Watkins,Joanna Alexandra Disclosed

China - Zhejiang Qiandao Lake and Xin'an River Basin Water Resources and Ecological Environment Protection Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 3) : Resettlement action plan : Jiande and Chun'an (English)

The development objective of the Zhejiang Qiandao Lake and Xin'an River Basin Water Resources and Ecological Environment Protection Project for China is to demonstrate integrated pollution and watershed management and increase access to improved water supply in selected landscapes in support of the Government Qiandao lake and Xin’an river basin protection program. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG3880 DEC 16, 2017

Bai,Xieli Disclosed

The global costs of protectionism (English)

This paper quantifies the wide-ranging costs of potential increases in worldwide barriers to trade in two scenarios. First, a coordinated global withdrawal of tariff commitments from all existing bilateral/regional trade agreements, as well as from unilateral preferential schemes coupled with an increase in the cost of traded services, is estimated to result in annual worldwide real income losses of 0.3 percent or US$211 billion relative to the baseline after three years. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8277 DEC 14, 2017

Lakatos,Csilla; Kutlina-Dimitrova,Zornitsa Disclosed

Cambodia - KH - Trade Development Support Program (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR0020743 OCT 10, 2017

IEG Review Team Disclosed

Trade creation and trade diversion in deep agreements (English)

Preferential trade agreements have boomed in recent years and extended their reach well beyond tariff reduction, to cover policy areas such as investment, competition, and intellectual property rights. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8206 SEP 27, 2017

Mattoo,Aaditya; Mulabdic,Alen; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

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

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 SEP 13, 2017

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

Short-term impact of Brexit on the United Kingdom's export of goods (English)

The short-term impact of Brexit on goods exports is assessed using the Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index of the United Kingdom's major trading partners. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8195 SEP 13, 2017

Kee,Hiau Looi; Nicita,Alessandro Disclosed

Preferential trade agreements and global value chains : theory, evidence, and open questions (English)

Preferential trade agreements today are more numerous and deeper than they were a quarter century ago. Do deep agreements promote countries' integration into global value chains? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8190 SEP 11, 2017

Ruta,Michele Disclosed

The nature of trade and growth linkages (English)

This paper shows new empirical regularities indicating that the structure of trade connections affects the trade-growth nexus. System generalized method of moments estimations indicate that key structural features associated with the composition of traded products and partners matter for growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8168 AUG 15, 2017

Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Pinat,Magali Disclosed

Lao People's Democratic Republic - Lao PDR Second Trade Development Facility Project : P130512 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 09 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR28720 AUG 03, 2017

Hoppe,Mombert Disclosed

Jamaica - Jamaica Strategic Public Sector Transformation : P146688 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 05 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR28266 JUN 13, 2017

Watkins,Joanna Alexandra Disclosed

Middle East and North Africa - Towards privilege resistant economic policies in MENA : shielding policies from privileges and discretion - measurement, policy instruments, and operational implications (English)

Unemployment rates in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are among the highest in the world, especially for young graduates. Policy recommendations to date in the field of governance for private sector policymaking have been too general and too removed from concrete, actionable policy outcomes. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS22441 JUN 01, 2017

Ait Ali Slimane,Meriem Disclosed

Expediting trade : Impact evaluation of Serbia’s in-house clearance program (English)

Reforms of national customs agencies are supported by increasingamounts of development aid. However, there have been very fewformal evaluations of their effectiveness. ... See More +

Brief 116522 JUN 01, 2017

Hillberry,Russell Henry; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Berg,Claudia N.; Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra Disclosed

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Impact of free trade agreement use on import prices (English)
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APR 19, 2018 WPS8416 Policy Research Working Paper
Strengthening Argentina’s integration into the global economy : policy proposals for trade, investment, and competition (English)
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APR 18, 2018 126128 Publication
Strengthening Argentina’s integration into the global economy : policy proposals for trade, investment, and competition (English)
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APR 10, 2018 125115 Publication
Bangladesh - National Strategy for Development of Statistics Implementation Support Project (English)
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FEB 22, 2018 PAD2193 Project Appraisal Document
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
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Jamaica Strategic Public Sector Transformation - P146688 - Sequence No : 06 (English)
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DEC 19, 2017 ISR30303 Implementation Status and Results Report
China - Zhejiang Qiandao Lake and Xin'an River Basin Water Resources and Ecological Environment Protection Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 3) : Resettlement action plan : Jiande and Chun'an (English)
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DEC 16, 2017 SFG3880 Resettlement Plan
The global costs of protectionism (English)
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DEC 14, 2017 WPS8277 Policy Research Working Paper
Lao People's Democratic Republic - Second Trade Development Facility Project (TDF-2) : implementation support mission - December 4 to 8, 2017 (English)
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DEC 08, 2017 123266 Aide Memoire
Cambodia - KH - Trade Development Support Program (English)
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OCT 10, 2017 ICRR0020743 Implementation Completion Report Review
Trade creation and trade diversion in deep agreements (English)
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SEP 27, 2017 WPS8206 Policy Research Working Paper
Facilitating trade through competitive, low-carbon transport : the case for Vietnam's inland and coastal waterways (Chinese)
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SEP 13, 2017 83030 Publication Vietnamese, English
Short-term impact of Brexit on the United Kingdom's export of goods (English)
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SEP 13, 2017 WPS8195 Policy Research Working Paper
Preferential trade agreements and global value chains : theory, evidence, and open questions (English)
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SEP 11, 2017 WPS8190 Policy Research Working Paper
The nature of trade and growth linkages (English)
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AUG 15, 2017 WPS8168 Policy Research Working Paper
Lao People's Democratic Republic - Lao PDR Second Trade Development Facility Project : P130512 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 09 (English)
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AUG 03, 2017 ISR28720 Implementation Status and Results Report
Jamaica - Jamaica Strategic Public Sector Transformation : P146688 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 05 (English)
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JUN 13, 2017 ISR28266 Implementation Status and Results Report
Middle East and North Africa - Towards privilege resistant economic policies in MENA : shielding policies from privileges and discretion - measurement, policy instruments, and operational implications (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 ACS22441 Working Paper
Expediting trade : Impact evaluation of Serbia’s in-house clearance program (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 116522 Brief