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Extended version of the industry case study done for : South Asia’s turn - Policies to boost competitiveness and create the next export powerhouse (English)

Apparel is the largest labor-intensive manufacturing industry in South Asia, and is a major employer of women. Although South Asia’s apparel sector benefits from many of the same favorable conditions as East Asia’s, performance in South Asian apparel remains well below that of East Asia. ... See More +

Working Paper 108829 OCT 05, 2016

Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Robertson,Raymond Disclosed

Commodity markets outlook : OPEC in historical context (English)

Most commodity prices continued to rise in the third quarter from their lows in early 2016. Crude oil prices are forecast to rise to 55 dollar per barrel (bbl) in 2017 from an average of 43 dollar per bbl this year as the market continues to rebalance and organization of the petroleum exporting countries (OPEC) is likely to limit output. ... See More +

Working Paper 109625 OCT 01, 2016

Baffes,John; Streifel,Shane S. Disclosed

Cambodia economic update : enhancing export competitiveness the key to Cambodia’s future economic success : ការលើកកម្ពស់សមត្ថភាពប្រកួតប្រជែងនាំចេញសំរាប់ជោគជ័យសេដ្ឋកិច្ច (Khmer)

Cambodia’s economic activity continues to expand, led bysolid growth in garment exports and strong constructionactivity. Real growth is projected to reach 7.0 percent i ... See More +

Working Paper 108982 OCT 01, 2016

Ly,Sodeth; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo English Disclosed

Georgia - Second phase of the economic impact of East-West highway investments on exports through gravity modeling (English)

The objective of this study is to assess the impact of the East-West Highway improvement program on Georgia’s ability to access international markets. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS17153 JUN 27, 2016

Monsalve,Maria Carolina Disclosed

Turkey - Long Term Export Finance Project (English)

The development objective of Long Term Export Finance Project for Turkey is to improve access to longer term finance for export oriented small, medium and large enterprises.This project has two components. 1) The first component, Eximbank will on-lend funds through Project Financial Intermediaries (PFIs) to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Large Enterprises (LEs), Eximbank will select PFIs according to criteria agreed upon with the World Bank, and subject to the no objection of the World Bank. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1640 JUN 23, 2016

Disclosed

Bhutan - Regional Connectivity Project : environmental assessment : Environmental assessment report - Feasibility, detailed design and safeguards impact study for proposed Pasakha dry port and inland clearance facility (English)

The development objective of Regional Connectivity Project for Bhutan is to develop a Dry Port at Pasakha in the neighborhood of Phuentsholing. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2437 JUN 01, 2016

Palmer,Rachel S. Disclosed

The GATT's starting point : tariff levels circa 1947 (English)

How high were import tariffs when GATT participants began negotiations to reduce them in 1947? Establishing this starting point is key to determining how successful the GATT has been in bringing down trade barriers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7649 APR 26, 2016

Bown,Chad P.; Irwin,Douglas A. Disclosed

The labor impact of Lao export growth (Vol. 2) (Laotian)

Based on a series of complementary methodological approaches and datasets implicitly linking trade to jobs, this report paints a mixed picture of Lao PDR’s recent export performance and how this has translated into job creation and improved job quality across the economy. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS9112 FEB 01, 2016

Ruppert Bulmer,Elizabeth N.; Hollweg,Claire Honore Disclosed

Export promotion and firm entry into and survival in export markets (English)

Surveys of export promotion agencies suggest that that they tend to focus on helping firms become exporters as a means to stimulate aggregate export growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7400 AUG 19, 2015

Lederman,Daniel; Olarreaga,Marcelo; Zavala,Lucas Disclosed

Depreciations without exports ? global value chains and the exchange rate elasticity of exports (English)

This paper analyzes how the exchange rate elasticity of exports has changed over time and across countries and sectors, and how the formation of global value chains has affected this relationship. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7390 AUG 11, 2015

Ahmed,Swarnali; Appendino,Maximiliano Andres; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Burundi - Coffee Sector Competitiveness Support Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Plan de lutte integree antiparasitaire (French)

Environmental Assessment E4776 MAR 01, 2015

Disclosed

Burundi - Coffee Sector Competitiveness Support Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)

Environmental Assessment E4776 MAR 01, 2015

Disclosed

Burundi - Coffee Sector Competitiveness Support Project : resettlement plan : Cadre de politique de reinstallation involontaire des populations (French)

Resettlement Plan RP1771 MAR 01, 2015

Disclosed

Barriers on agricultural exports : economic and social impacts of disposal : Barreras sobre las exportaciones agropecuarias : impactos económicos y sociales de su eliminación (Spanish)

This report quantifies the short run impacts of eliminating agricultural export barriers on several variables including treasury revenues, fiscal federalism, farm gate prices,consumer foodstuffs prices and sector employment. ... See More +

Working Paper 104002 JAN 01, 2015

Nogués,Julio J. Disclosed

Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Monthly economic developments (English)

In 2013 FYR Macedonia’s economy has performed well compared to other countries in the region. FYR Macedonia has performed well compared to other countries in the region according to the latest SEE6 Regional Economic Report. ... See More +

Working Paper 108512 MAY 01, 2014

Disclosed

Romania - Macro-financial monitoring (English)

Romania Economic growth picked up in the first half of 2013 with real GDP growing 1.8 percent, supported by strong exports performance while domestic demand remained subdued. ... See More +

Working Paper 108517 NOV 01, 2013

Disclosed

Middle East and North Africa - economic developments and prospects : investing in turbulent times (English)

The political and social upheavals that followed the Arab Spring of 2011 continue to dominate economic activity and near term prospects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study 81757 OCT 01, 2013

Ianchovichina, Elena; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Burger, Martijn; Cosic, Damir; Rouis, Mustapha Disclosed

Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Monthly economic developments (English)

Macedonia’s GDP grew 2.9 percent in Q1, yet the May Industrial Production index slipped again into negative territory. Exports increased and imports decreased during the first quarter of 2013, a trend that continued in April. ... See More +

Working Paper 108514 JUN 30, 2013

Disclosed

Micro dynamics of Turkey's export boom in the 2000s (English)

This paper examines the microeconomics behind the dramatic export boom experienced by Turkey during the 2000s. Using disaggregated customs data covering the universe of export transactions for Turkey during the period 2002-2011, it characterizes firm-level dynamics in the export sector and decomposes export growth at the aggregate, sector, and destination market levels to identify the role of firm turnover, destination turnover, and product turnover. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6452 MAY 01, 2013

Cebeci, Tolga; Fernandes, Ana M. Disclosed

Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Monthly economic developments (English)

Macedonia’s recent economic downturn appears to have bottomed out and there are early signs for a positive first quarter growth outturn. However, the outlook for a more substantial growth recovery appears to be fragile and uncertain. ... See More +

Working Paper 108513 APR 30, 2013

Disclosed

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Extended version of the industry case study done for : South Asia’s turn - Policies to boost competitiveness and create the next export powerhouse (English)
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OCT 05, 2016 108829 Working Paper
Commodity markets outlook : OPEC in historical context (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109625 Working Paper
Cambodia economic update : enhancing export competitiveness the key to Cambodia’s future economic success : ការលើកកម្ពស់សមត្ថភាពប្រកួតប្រជែងនាំចេញសំរាប់ជោគជ័យសេដ្ឋកិច្ច (Khmer)
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OCT 01, 2016 108982 Working Paper English
Georgia - Second phase of the economic impact of East-West highway investments on exports through gravity modeling (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 AUS17153 Working Paper
Turkey - Long Term Export Finance Project (English)
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JUN 23, 2016 PAD1640 Project Appraisal Document
Bhutan - Regional Connectivity Project : environmental assessment : Environmental assessment report - Feasibility, detailed design and safeguards impact study for proposed Pasakha dry port and inland clearance facility (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 SFG2437 Environmental Assessment
The GATT's starting point : tariff levels circa 1947 (English)
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APR 26, 2016 WPS7649 Policy Research Working Paper
The labor impact of Lao export growth (Vol. 2) (Laotian)
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FEB 01, 2016 AUS9112 Working Paper
Export promotion and firm entry into and survival in export markets (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 WPS7400 Policy Research Working Paper
Depreciations without exports ? global value chains and the exchange rate elasticity of exports (English)
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AUG 11, 2015 WPS7390 Policy Research Working Paper
Burundi - Coffee Sector Competitiveness Support Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Plan de lutte integree antiparasitaire (French)
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MAR 01, 2015 E4776 Environmental Assessment
Burundi - Coffee Sector Competitiveness Support Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)
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MAR 01, 2015 E4776 Environmental Assessment
Burundi - Coffee Sector Competitiveness Support Project : resettlement plan : Cadre de politique de reinstallation involontaire des populations (French)
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MAR 01, 2015 RP1771 Resettlement Plan
Barriers on agricultural exports : economic and social impacts of disposal : Barreras sobre las exportaciones agropecuarias : impactos económicos y sociales de su eliminación (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2015 104002 Working Paper
Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Monthly economic developments (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 108512 Working Paper
Romania - Macro-financial monitoring (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 108517 Working Paper
Middle East and North Africa - economic developments and prospects : investing in turbulent times (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 81757 Other Financial Sector Study
Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Monthly economic developments (English)
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JUN 30, 2013 108514 Working Paper
Micro dynamics of Turkey's export boom in the 2000s (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6452 Policy Research Working Paper
Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Monthly economic developments (English)
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APR 30, 2013 108513 Working Paper