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Regional productivity convergence in Peru (English)

This paper examines whether labor productivity converged across Peru’s regions (“departments”) during 2002-12. Given the large differences in labor productivity across the regions of Peru, such convergence has the potential to raise aggregate productivity and incomes, and also reduce regional inequalities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7499 NOV 17, 2015

Iacovone,Leonardo; Sanchez Bayardo,Luis Fernando; Sharma,Siddharth

Azerbaijan - Country Partnership Framework : chair summary (English)

Executive Directors discussed the World Bank Group FY16-FY20 Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Azerbaijan. Directors welcomed the CPF’s focus on supporting Azerbaijan on its path toward a sustainable, inclusive and private sector-led growth underpinned by a diversified asset base. ... See More +

Board Summary 98314 JUL 21, 2015

How has regional integration taken place in other regions? Lessons for South Asia (English)

As the momentum for multilateral trade liberalization has slowed, an increasing amount of liberalization is taking place at a regional level. As of April 2015, there are 406 regional trade agreements (RTAs) in force worldwide, more than double the number in force in 2000. ... See More +

Brief 97141 APR 01, 2015

Kathuria,Sanjay; Shahid,Sohaib; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim's remarks at African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum (English)

This report discusses the remarks delivered by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. He discusses on how countries must now find the right approaches to take advantage of opportunities to greatly expand trade within Africa and throughout the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 101943 AUG 14, 2014

Kim,Jim Yong

Measuring firm performance in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

An Enterprise Survey is a firm-level survey of a representative sample of an economy’s private sector. The surveys cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, competition, corruption, crime, gender, infrastructure, innovation, labor, performance measures, and trade. ... See More +

Brief 92279 AUG 01, 2014

Report to the Board from the Committee on Development Effectiveness : investment climate reforms - an independent evaluation of World Bank Group support to reforms of business regulations and World Bank Group draft management response (English)

The Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE) met to consider the evaluation entitled Investment Climate Reforms: An Independent Evaluation of World Bank Group Support to Reforms of Business Regulations (CODE2014-0025) and World Bank Group Draft Management Response (CODE2014-0029). ... See More +

Board Report 90896 JUL 21, 2014

Jamaica - Country partnership strategy : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 87850 APR 29, 2014

Boosting the role of Agribusiness in Bangladesh (English)

The Bangladesh investment climate project addresses regulatory and policy constraints that hamper the growth of the agribusiness sector throughout the value chain. ... See More +

Brief 90702 APR 21, 2014

Muhtaseb, Sherif

Indonesia - Financial Sector Reform and Modernization Development Policy Loan (English)

Program Information Document AB7368 APR 14, 2014

Opening seed markets in the East African community (English)

The East African Community (EAC) investment climate program includes a component that removes constraints to seed markets and regional trade to expand business beyond national boundaries and open markets to competition. ... See More +

Brief 90701 APR 07, 2014

Begazo, Tania

Fostering investment and business growth in Rajasthan (English)

Decreasing public investment and improving investment climates in other states across India have deterred private sector investment in Rajasthan. ... See More +

Brief 90700 MAR 27, 2014

Purkayastha, Dhruba

Nothing to fear but fear itself : evidence on imported intermediates in Indonesia (English)

The combination of an increasing trade imbalance, concerns about deindustrialization after several years of booming commodity prices, and rising imports of intermediate inputs and capital goods over the last decade has triggered new restrictive trade measures that have been gaining ground in Indonesia. ... See More +

Brief 85983 MAR 01, 2014

Rahardja, Sjamsu; Varela, Gonzalo

The Role of imported intermediate inputs in the Indonesian economy (policy note 3) (English)

The recent emergence of a persistent deficit in Indonesia’s trade balance has triggered concerns over reliance on imports. Notably, imports of intermediate inputs and capital goods have been on the rise over the last decade. ... See More +

Policy Note 89285 JAN 01, 2014

Russian Federation - Customs Development Project (English)

Ratings for the Customs Development Project for Russian Federation were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory; risk to development outcome was moderate; Bank performance was satisfactory and borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2946 DEC 24, 2013

Public-private dialogue boosts post-conflict growth in Nepal (English)

The Nepal Business Forum (NBF) is helping address key drivers of private sector development and improve market opportunities. It is expected to generate $10 million in private sector savings through its support for reforms in areas such as tax administration, trade logistics, export promotion, investment facilitation, access to finance, and energy. ... See More +

Brief 90713 NOV 22, 2013

Watson, Laura

Public-private dialogue guides Liberia's road to post-conflict recovery (English)

The Liberia Better Business Forum (LBBF), a public-private initiative launched with the support of the World Bank Group, seeks to drive the creation of quality employment, poverty alleviation, and economic development by enhancing the business environment for private sector growth. ... See More +

Brief 90711 NOV 20, 2013

Baker, Vaanii

Armenia - Country partnership strategy for the period FY2014-2017 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 82567 NOV 07, 2013

North-South standards harmonization and international trade (English)

Recent years have seen a surge in economic integration agreements (EIAs) and the development of non-tariff measures (NTMs). As a consequence, a growing number of EIAs include provisions on NTMs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6710 NOV 01, 2013

Disdier, Anne-Celia; Fontagne, Lionel; Cadot, Olivier

PPIAF supports developing highway PPPs in Lao PDR (English)

Since 2012 Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) has assisted the Government of Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) to attract much needed private sector investment and participation into the country's under-served highway network. ... See More +

Brief 84024 NOV 01, 2013

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Regional productivity convergence in Peru (English)
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NOV 17, 2015 WPS7499 Policy Research Working Paper
Azerbaijan - Country Partnership Framework : chair summary (English)
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JUL 21, 2015 98314 Board Summary
Burkina Faso and Republic of Cote d’Ivoire - First Regional Trade Facilitation and Competitiveness Development Policy Operation Project : board summary (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 97497 Board Summary
How has regional integration taken place in other regions? Lessons for South Asia (English)
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APR 01, 2015 97141 Brief
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim's remarks at African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum (English)
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AUG 14, 2014 101943 Working Paper
Measuring firm performance in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 92279 Brief
Report to the Board from the Committee on Development Effectiveness : investment climate reforms - an independent evaluation of World Bank Group support to reforms of business regulations and World Bank Group draft management response (English)
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JUL 21, 2014 90896 Board Report
Jamaica - Country partnership strategy : chair summary (English)
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APR 29, 2014 87850 Board Summary
Boosting the role of Agribusiness in Bangladesh (English)
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APR 21, 2014 90702 Brief
Indonesia - Financial Sector Reform and Modernization Development Policy Loan (English)
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APR 14, 2014 AB7368 Program Information Document
Opening seed markets in the East African community (English)
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APR 07, 2014 90701 Brief
Fostering investment and business growth in Rajasthan (English)
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MAR 27, 2014 90700 Brief
Nothing to fear but fear itself : evidence on imported intermediates in Indonesia (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 85983 Brief
The Role of imported intermediate inputs in the Indonesian economy (policy note 3) (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 89285 Policy Note
Russian Federation - Customs Development Project (English)
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DEC 24, 2013 ICR2946 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Public-private dialogue boosts post-conflict growth in Nepal (English)
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NOV 22, 2013 90713 Brief
Public-private dialogue guides Liberia's road to post-conflict recovery (English)
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NOV 20, 2013 90711 Brief
Armenia - Country partnership strategy for the period FY2014-2017 : chair summary (English)
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NOV 07, 2013 82567 Board Summary
North-South standards harmonization and international trade (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6710 Policy Research Working Paper
PPIAF supports developing highway PPPs in Lao PDR (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 84024 Brief