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Indonesia - Social assistance reform program : fiduciary systems assessment (English)

This is an assessment of the fiduciary arrangements of Government of Indonesia’s PKH Program in accordance with the World Bank’s OP/BP 9.0 to determine suitability of the application of the Program for Results (PforR) instrument and to mitigate fiduciary risks of the proposed Program. ... See More +

Working Paper 114290 APR 14, 2017

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All these worlds are yours, except India : the effectiveness of export subsidies in Nepal (English)

This paper evaluates the effect on firm-level export outcomes of the Cash Incentive Scheme for Exports program provided by the Government of Nepal. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8009 MAR 20, 2017

Defever,Fabrice Fernand; Reyes,Jose Daniel; Riano,Alejandro; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Brexit : trade governance and legal implications for third countries (English)

While precise impact of Brexit on the EU/UK trade and investment agreements with third countries will depend primarily on the terms of the withdrawal agreement to be concluded between them, most scenarios suggest an extensive process of amendment of the text and/or commitments in multilateral and bilateral agreements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8010 MAR 20, 2017

Molinuevo,Martin Disclosed

Ethiopia - Trade Logistics Project : environmental assessment : An environmental and social impact assessment of a proposed trade logistics hub at Modjo, Ethiopia (English)

The development objective of 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 +

Environmental Assessment SFG2868 DEC 01, 2016

Lulu,Rahel Disclosed

Ethiopia - Trade Logistics Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)

The development objective of 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 SFG2867 NOV 01, 2016

Lulu,Rahel 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

Lao People's Democratic Republic - Customs and Trade Facilitation Project (CTFP) : implementation support mission - August 15 to 19, 2016. (English)

Aide Memoire 108670 AUG 19, 2016

Nghardsaysone,Konesawang Disclosed

Creative trade for human development (English)

In recent years, international trade in creative goods and services has been expanding. But this upward march is not lifting all boats. Although many developing countries are endowed with vast cultural wealth, they still lag behind. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7684 MAY 24, 2016

Kabanda,Patrick Disclosed

Non-tariff measures and the world trading system (English)

With the success of the World Trade Organization and its predecessor, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, in reducing conventional tariff barriers, much of the recent focus of regional and multilateral trade agreements has switched to non-tariff measures, both border and behind-the-border policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7661 MAY 04, 2016

Ederington,Josh; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Poverty and shared prosperity implications of deep integration in Eastern and Southern Africa (English)

Evidence indicates that trade costs are a much more substantial barrier to trade than tariffs are, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper decomposes trade costs into: (i) trade facilitation, (ii) non-tariff barriers, and (iii) the costs of business services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7660 MAY 04, 2016

Balistreri,Edward Jay; Maliszewska,Maryla; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel; Tarr,David; Yonezawa,Hidemichi Disclosed

El-Salvador - Trade inspections (English)

The Government of El Salvador has procured a ten-year import, export, and transit verification project. The procurement arrangement is governed by a Concession Contract for Goods Inspections Services through the Use of Non-Intrusive Equipment and Services. ... See More +

Brief 105961 MAY 01, 2016

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The empirical landscape of trade policy (English)

This paper surveys empirically the broad features of trade policy in goods for 31 major economies that collectively represented 83 percent of the world's population and 91 percent of the world's GDP in 2013. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7620 APR 04, 2016

Bown,Chad P.; Crowley,Meredith A Disclosed

Global supply chains and trade policy (English)

How do global supply chain linkages modify countries' incentives to impose import protection? Are these linkages empirically important determinants of trade policy? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7536 JAN 19, 2016

Blanchard,Emily J.; Bown,Chad P.; Johnson,Robert Christopher Disclosed

Economists to the ‘Core’?: Humor and Creativity at the World Bank (English)

The records of the World Bank Group maintain and communicate the Bank’s institutional memory through their evidential and informational qualities. ... See More +

Working Paper 104717 JAN 01, 2016

Disclosed

Introduction : borders, informality, international trade and customs : Introduction : Borders, Informality, International Trade and Customs (English)

This special issue deals with the “informal” cross-border trade in goods. Trading goods is anoriginal human activity that precedes borders (Renfrew, 1969). ... See More +

Journal Article 104056 DEC 16, 2015

Disclosed

What’s left for the WTO ? (English)

Suppose that when addressing the question of “what’s left for the WTO?,” tariff negotiators relied not on the agenda established in 2001 but instead on the terms-of-trade theory of trade agreements to identify negotiating priorities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7502 DEC 02, 2015

Bown,Chad P. Disclosed

Moldova - Trade study : overview (English)

The report is structured in two parts. The first part consists of two chapters (Notes one and two), and provides an assessment of overall trade competitiveness and trade policy options. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS17523 DEC 01, 2015

Varela,Gonzalo J.; Piontkivsky,Ruslan; Chistruga,Marcel; Gomez-Mera,Laura; Lupusor,Adrian; Prohnitchi,Valeriu; Rekas,Melissa Disclosed

Deep trade agreements and vertical FDI : the devil is in the details (English)

Recent data show that the institutional content of preferential trade agreements has evolved over time. Although pre-1990s preferential trade agreements mostly focused on tariff liberalization, recent agreements increasingly contain deep provisions in diverse areas, such as intellectual property rights, investment, and standards. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7464 OCT 29, 2015

Osnago,Alberto; Rocha,Nadia; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Dark costs, missing data : shedding some light on services trade (English)

A structural gravity model is used to estimate barriers to services trade across many sectors, countries, and time. Since the disaggregated output data needed to infer border barriers flexibly are often missing for services, this paper derives a novel methodology for projecting output data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7465 OCT 29, 2015

Anderson,James E.; Borchert,Ingo; Mattoo,Aaditya; Yotov,Yoto Valentinov Disclosed

Statement by Xiaozhun Yi at the 92nd meeting of the Development Committee held on October 10, 2015 (English)

This is a statement by Xiaozhun Yi, Deputy Director-General at the ninety second meeting of the Development Committee held on October 10, 2015. ... See More +

Board Report 100165 OCT 10, 2015

Yi, Xiaozhun Disclosed

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Indonesia - Social assistance reform program : fiduciary systems assessment (English)
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APR 14, 2017 114290 Working Paper
All these worlds are yours, except India : the effectiveness of export subsidies in Nepal (English)
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MAR 20, 2017 WPS8009 Policy Research Working Paper
Brexit : trade governance and legal implications for third countries (English)
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MAR 20, 2017 WPS8010 Policy Research Working Paper
Ethiopia - Trade Logistics Project : environmental assessment : An environmental and social impact assessment of a proposed trade logistics hub at Modjo, Ethiopia (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 SFG2868 Environmental Assessment
Ethiopia - Trade Logistics Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 SFG2867 Resettlement Plan
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
Lao People's Democratic Republic - Customs and Trade Facilitation Project (CTFP) : implementation support mission - August 15 to 19, 2016. (English)
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AUG 19, 2016 108670 Aide Memoire
Creative trade for human development (English)
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MAY 24, 2016 WPS7684 Policy Research Working Paper
Non-tariff measures and the world trading system (English)
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MAY 04, 2016 WPS7661 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty and shared prosperity implications of deep integration in Eastern and Southern Africa (English)
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MAY 04, 2016 WPS7660 Policy Research Working Paper
El-Salvador - Trade inspections (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105961 Brief
The empirical landscape of trade policy (English)
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APR 04, 2016 WPS7620 Policy Research Working Paper
Global supply chains and trade policy (English)
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JAN 19, 2016 WPS7536 Policy Research Working Paper
Economists to the ‘Core’?: Humor and Creativity at the World Bank (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104717 Working Paper
Introduction : borders, informality, international trade and customs : Introduction : Borders, Informality, International Trade and Customs (English)
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DEC 16, 2015 104056 Journal Article
What’s left for the WTO ? (English)
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DEC 02, 2015 WPS7502 Policy Research Working Paper
Moldova - Trade study : overview (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 ACS17523 Working Paper
Deep trade agreements and vertical FDI : the devil is in the details (English)
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OCT 29, 2015 WPS7464 Policy Research Working Paper
Dark costs, missing data : shedding some light on services trade (English)
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OCT 29, 2015 WPS7465 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Xiaozhun Yi at the 92nd meeting of the Development Committee held on October 10, 2015 (English)
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OCT 10, 2015 100165 Board Report