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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

Cambodia - Trade Development Support Program Project (English)

Ratings for the Trade Development Support Program Project for Cambodia were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Grantee performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR1262 MAY 03, 2017

Disclosed

Ethiopia - Trade Logistics Project : resettlement plan : Abbreviated resettlement action plan for the railway spur and livelihoods restoration measures for legacy land taking by government (English)

The development objective of the Trade Logistics Project for Ethiopia is to enhance the performance of the Ethio-Djibouti corridor through improvements in operational capacity, efficiency, and range of logistics services at the Modjo Dry Port. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG3422 MAY 01, 2017

Lulu,Rahel Disclosed

Statement by Roberto Azevedo at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Roberto Azevedo, Director-General at the ninety-fifth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017. He states that the World Trade Organization (WTO) commends the efforts that the World Bank Group has taken in supporting trade related infrastructure through the aid for trade initiative. ... See More +

Board Report 114571 APR 22, 2017

Disclosed

DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: taking stock; major data releases; activity and inflation; trade and finance; financial markets; commodity prices; ... See More +

Newsletter 115012 APR 21, 2017

Disclosed

Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project (English)

This program document for the Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project has four pillars as follows : (i) Pillar A - Improve access to finance for small and young enterprises; (ii) Pillar B - Strengthen capital markets by improving the institutional framework and broadening the range of instruments; (iii) Pillar C - Improve the financial sustainability of the Caisse Marocaine des Retraites; and (iv) Pillar D - Strengthen oversight of the banking sector. ... See More +

Program Document 114404 APR 19, 2017

Disclosed

Nepal - Project for Agriculture Commercialization and Trade Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 114161 APR 10, 2017

Disclosed

Nepal - India Regional Trade And Transport Project : mid-term review and seventh implementation review and support mission - February 13-19, 2017 (English)

Aide Memoire 114033 APR 03, 2017

Nguyen-Van Houtte,Diep Disclosed

DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: monthly highlights; special focus; key publications of prospects group; recent World Bank working papers; key World Bank reports; table A: major data releases; table B: activity and inflation; table C: trade and finance; table D: financial markets; and table E: commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 115005 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Lesotho - Second Private Sector Competitiveness and Economic Diversification Project : additional financing and restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Second Private Sector Competitiveness and Economic Diversification Project is to contribute to the development of selected non-textile sectors resulting in increased private sector investment, firm growth and job creation.The restructuring and AF will provide additional support to the three original components, as well assupport a new subcomponent on trade facilitation and logistics. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD2007 MAR 07, 2017

Disclosed

Vietnam at a crossroads : engaging in the next generation of global value chains (English)

Vietnam has emerged as an Asian manufacturing powerhouse, carving out a role for itself within global value chains (GVCs). By specializing in assembly functions on behalf of primarily foreign firms, Vietnam has markedly increased its domestic value added, as reflected by its gross exports, which have grown by 16.6 percent annually between 1995 and 2011. ... See More +

Publication 113225 MAR 06, 2017

Hollweg,Claire Honore; Smith,Tanya; Taglioni,Daria Disclosed

DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: monthly highlights; special focus; key publications of prospects group; recent World Bank working papers; key World Bank reports; table A: major data releases; table B: activity and inflation; table C: trade and finance; table D: financial markets; and table E: commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 115006 MAR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Trade developments in 2016 : policy uncertainty weighs on world trade (English)

2016 is the fifth consecutive year of sluggish trade growth and the year with the weakest trade performance since the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper 112930 FEB 21, 2017

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

Taking the first step to facilitate trade in Sudan : setting up a National Committee on trade facilitation (English)

The Republic of Sudan’s seaports used to be known for congestion resulting from the slow processing of imported goods. In response, the government created an ad hoc National Committee on trade facilitation to help streamline the processing of goods coming in and to facilitate trade. ... See More +

Brief 113165 FEB 01, 2017

Adam, Ali Giddo Disclosed

Walking the last mile : operationalization of Albania’s authorized economic operators program (English)

Albania’s authorized economic operators (AEO) program is not yet operational, even though the country has adopted the necessary European Union (EU) legal and regulatory frameworks. ... See More +

Brief 113170 FEB 01, 2017

Kastrati,Pranvera; Meko, Mirela; Saragiotis,Periklis Disclosed

Working with Tajikistan to develop its first national commodity nomenclature of foreign economic activities (English)

One of the most important instruments of trade facilitation is the commodity nomenclature, which provides a definition of all goods subject to foreign trade. ... See More +

Brief 113168 FEB 01, 2017

Aliev,Alijon; Konar-Leacy,Violane Disclosed

Taking advantage of a window of opportunity : the Rwanda electronic single window for trade efficiency (English)

Rwanda’s government and private sector took a bold step towards achieving a critical reform agenda with the design and implementationof a single window for international trade system. ... See More +

Brief 113173 FEB 01, 2017

Odhiambo,Alban; Kamajugo,Richard; Zizane,Jackie Disclosed

Opening doors to transparency in cross-border trade : lessons from the Malawi trade portal (English)

Most business leaders in Malawi see the Malawi Trade Portal (MTP) as a step forward in the provision of public information via online platforms and the promotion of transparency in the delivery of public services. ... See More +

Brief 113172 FEB 01, 2017

Chatima,christina; Musonzo,charity; Munthali,tawonga; Gondwe,Temwa Roosevelt; Matekenya,John; Ndalama,Chrispine Disclosed

Africa - Transport and Trade Facilitation (CEMAC) Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Rehabilitation de la route Mora-Dabanga-Kousseri (205 km) (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG2882 JAN 23, 2017

Robinson,Shalonda Disclosed

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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
Cambodia - Trade Development Support Program Project (English)
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MAY 03, 2017 ICR1262 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Ethiopia - Trade Logistics Project : resettlement plan : Abbreviated resettlement action plan for the railway spur and livelihoods restoration measures for legacy land taking by government (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 SFG3422 Resettlement Plan
Statement by Roberto Azevedo at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)
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APR 22, 2017 114571 Board Report
DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)
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APR 21, 2017 115012 Newsletter
Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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APR 19, 2017 114404 Program Document
Nepal - Project for Agriculture Commercialization and Trade Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 10, 2017 114161 Procurement Plan
Nepal - India Regional Trade And Transport Project : mid-term review and seventh implementation review and support mission - February 13-19, 2017 (English)
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APR 03, 2017 114033 Aide Memoire
DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)
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APR 01, 2017 115005 Newsletter
Lesotho - Second Private Sector Competitiveness and Economic Diversification Project : additional financing and restructuring (English)
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MAR 07, 2017 PAD2007 Project Paper
Vietnam at a crossroads : engaging in the next generation of global value chains (English)
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MAR 06, 2017 113225 Publication
DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 115006 Newsletter
Trade developments in 2016 : policy uncertainty weighs on world trade (English)
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FEB 21, 2017 112930 Working Paper
Taking the first step to facilitate trade in Sudan : setting up a National Committee on trade facilitation (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 113165 Brief
Walking the last mile : operationalization of Albania’s authorized economic operators program (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2017 113170 Brief
Working with Tajikistan to develop its first national commodity nomenclature of foreign economic activities (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 113168 Brief
Taking advantage of a window of opportunity : the Rwanda electronic single window for trade efficiency (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2017 113173 Brief
Opening doors to transparency in cross-border trade : lessons from the Malawi trade portal (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2017 113172 Brief
Africa - Transport and Trade Facilitation (CEMAC) Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Rehabilitation de la route Mora-Dabanga-Kousseri (205 km) (French)
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JAN 23, 2017 SFG2882 Environmental Assessment