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Supporting export competitiveness through port and rail network reforms : a case study of South Africa (English)

Transport and logistics infrastructure is a critical determinant of the competitiveness of a country's producers and exporters. Well-functioning transport and logistics infrastructure relies not just on hardware, but critically on the operating environment that emerges from the interaction between private sector operators; national policies and regulatory regimes; and, in many countries, state-owned owners and operators of core infrastructure. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7532 JAN 11, 2016

Pieterse,Duncan; Farole,Thomas; Odendaal,Martin; Steenkamp,Andre

World development report 2016 : digital dividends - one network area in East Africa (English)

Communications networks underpin regional and global trade. This is particularly true in East Africa where mobile phones are plentiful but postal services are virtually non-existent and cross border road and railway links are subject to the vagaries of adverse environmental conditions. ... See More +

World Development Report 102952 JAN 01, 2016

Kelly,Timothy John Charles; Kemei,Christopher Kipkoech

Engaging the private sector in transport and logistics planning and policy making : options for Vietnam (English)

In the 22 years between 1992 and 2014 Vietnam attained the remarkable average annual rate of economic growth of 6.9 percent. However, the sources of growth that underpinned much of this period of economic transformation ready availability of labor and a structural shift of national production from subsistence agriculture to industry and services are gradually being depleted and cannot be sustained indefinitely. ... See More +

Working Paper 101967 NOV 01, 2015

Blancas Mendivil,Luis C. Vietnamese

Unlocking trade for low-income countries : report of the trade facilitation facility, 2009-2015 (English)

The trade facilitation facility (TFF) was launched to help low-income countries improve their competitiveness by reducing the costs of engaging in international trade, thus supporting their efforts to reduce poverty and achieve the millennium development goals. ... See More +

Working Paper 100092 OCT 01, 2015

Review of logistics service regulations for freight forwarding businesses: what should be addressed for a better logistics regulatory framework ? (English)

Regulatory frameworks on logistics regulations are often opaque, especially in developing countries, because of the complex nature of logistics services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7401 AUG 21, 2015

Watanuki,Maika

Shifting into higher gear : recommendations for improved grain logistics in Ukraine (English)

This study was conceived on the basis of a request by Ukraine’s Ministry of Agricultural Policies and Food (MoAPF). In 2013, the MoAPF explored the World Bank’s interest for investing in grain hoppers, following a deficit of hoppers and concerns about related difficulties for grain transport. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS15163 AUG 01, 2015

Guadagni,Maurizio; Pachon,Maria Claudia; Karakulova,Aliya; Nivyevskiy,Oleg; Nazhmidenov,Kairat; Gobjila,Anatol; Giogobiani, Mzia; Bucik,Marko

China - Hubei Xiaogan Logistic Infrastructure Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement action work survey report (Chinese,English)

Resettlement Plan SFG1242 JUL 01, 2015

Fernandes,Vellet E.

Understanding the operations of freight forwarders : evidence from Serbia (English)

Freight forwarders play a key role in moving goods across international borders. They arrange transport, oversee customs clearance on behalf of their clients, and more generally troubleshoot issues that arise while goods are in transit. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7311 JUN 17, 2015

Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry

Export diversification in Africa : the importance of good trade logistics (English)

Economic activity in many African countries remains highly concentrated and exports are often dominated by mineral resources or a few primary products. ... See More +

Working Paper 97402 JUN 15, 2015

Huria,Ankur; Brenton,Paul

Risk management in customs : benefits of customs reform - the evidence from Albania (English)

Research into the economic impact of a customs reform in Albania shows the promise of the broader trade facilitation reform efforts that are gaining momentum in developing countries worldwide. ... See More +

Viewpoint 97220 JUN 01, 2015

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Alcántara, Alejandra Mendoza

Implementing trade logistics reforms in complex multi-country and regional settings : the case of the Western Balkans (English)

Trade facilitation connects economies and provides opportunities for business growth. However, the national agencies involved in trade often have different objectives, lack coordination with peer agencies in other countries because of different national priorities, high workloads, and absence of platforms to consult with each other. ... See More +

Brief 99065 JUN 01, 2015

Gabrielyan,Gagik; Konar-Leacy,Violane

The security and trade facilitation nexus : international trends and practices (English)

Improving levels of trade facilitation is one of the remaining challenges to enhancing connectivity and trade growth in South Asia, but border and internal security concerns are often perceived as a barrier to implementing key reforms. ... See More +

Brief 97140 MAY 01, 2015

Kerswell,Clayton Bryant; Kunaka,Charles

China - Hubei Xiaogan Logistic Infrastructure Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement action plan (Chinese,English)

Resettlement Plan SFG1250 MAY 01, 2015

Fernandes,Vellet E.

China - Hubei Xiaogan Logistic Infrastructure Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (Chinese,English)

Resettlement Plan SFG1235 MAY 01, 2015

Fernandes,Vellet E.

Uganda - Skills Development Project (English)

The project development objective of the Skills Development Project for Uganda is to enhance the capacity of institutions to deliver high quality, demand-driven training programs in target sectors. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1111 APR 01, 2015

Integrated logistic centers : experience from North America and options for China (English)

China’s shift toward accelerated economic growth in central and western provinces and increasing levels of personal income and consumption are all consistent with the need for rail-enabled Integrated Logistics Centers (ILCs). ... See More +

Brief 95752 APR 01, 2015

Blancas Mendivil,Luis C.; Bullock,Richard G.; Ollivier,Gerald Paul

World Bank workshop on the development of a green growth strategy in freight transport and logistics in Georgia : workshop report (English)

The Green Freight Transport and Logistics Study was launched in August 2014 and the preliminary results were shared during this interim workshop. ... See More +

Working Paper 96578 MAR 31, 2015

Oh,Jung Eun; Keou,Oceane; Saslavsky,Daniel Mario

Algeria - Mali trade : the normality of informality (English)

This paper estimates the volume of informal trade between Algeria and Mali and analyzes its determinants and mechanisms, using a multi-pronged methodology. ... See More +

Working Paper 101137 MAR 22, 2015

Bensassi,Sami; Brockmeyer,Anne; Pellerin, Matthieu; Raballand,Gael J. R. F. French

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Supporting export competitiveness through port and rail network reforms : a case study of South Africa (English)
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JAN 11, 2016 WPS7532 Policy Research Working Paper
World development report 2016 : digital dividends - one network area in East Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102952 World Development Report
Armenia - Community Agricultural Resource Management and Competitiveness (CARMAC) Project : procurement plan (English)
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NOV 12, 2015 101155 Procurement Plan
Armenia - Second Community Agricultural Resource Management and Competitiveness Project : procurement plan (English)
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NOV 12, 2015 101161 Procurement Plan
Engaging the private sector in transport and logistics planning and policy making : options for Vietnam (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 101967 Working Paper Vietnamese
Unlocking trade for low-income countries : report of the trade facilitation facility, 2009-2015 (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100092 Working Paper
Review of logistics service regulations for freight forwarding businesses: what should be addressed for a better logistics regulatory framework ? (English)
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AUG 21, 2015 WPS7401 Policy Research Working Paper
Shifting into higher gear : recommendations for improved grain logistics in Ukraine (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 ACS15163 Working Paper
China - Hubei Xiaogan Logistic Infrastructure Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement action work survey report (Chinese,English)
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JUL 01, 2015 SFG1242 Resettlement Plan
Understanding the operations of freight forwarders : evidence from Serbia (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7311 Policy Research Working Paper
Export diversification in Africa : the importance of good trade logistics (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 97402 Working Paper
Risk management in customs : benefits of customs reform - the evidence from Albania (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97220 Viewpoint
Implementing trade logistics reforms in complex multi-country and regional settings : the case of the Western Balkans (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 99065 Brief
The security and trade facilitation nexus : international trends and practices (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 97140 Brief
China - Hubei Xiaogan Logistic Infrastructure Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement action plan (Chinese,English)
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MAY 01, 2015 SFG1250 Resettlement Plan
China - Hubei Xiaogan Logistic Infrastructure Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (Chinese,English)
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MAY 01, 2015 SFG1235 Resettlement Plan
Uganda - Skills Development Project (English)
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APR 01, 2015 PAD1111 Project Appraisal Document
Integrated logistic centers : experience from North America and options for China (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95752 Brief
World Bank workshop on the development of a green growth strategy in freight transport and logistics in Georgia : workshop report (English)
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MAR 31, 2015 96578 Working Paper
Algeria - Mali trade : the normality of informality (English)
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MAR 22, 2015 101137 Working Paper French