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How much labor do South African exports contain ? (English)

Like many emerging economies, South Africa has identified exports as an engine for more inclusive, job-intensive growth. However, employment growth did not follow the substantial export growth that South Africa experienced in the 2000s. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8037 APR 25, 2017

Cali,Massimiliano; Hollweg,Claire Honore Disclosed

Nigeria - Economic Transformation Project (English)

Program Information Document 114440 APR 19, 2017

Jaffrin,Guillemette Sidonie Disclosed

Leveraging the potential of the services sector to support accelerated growth in Senegal (English)

Services play a major role in the Senegalese economy, accounting for 66 percent of economic activity and contributing nearly three-quarters of gross domestic product growth between 2006 and 2013. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8031 APR 18, 2017

Cinyabuguma,Matthias; Ndoye,Djibril; Taiwo,Olumide Olusola Disclosed

Heterogeneous technology diffusion and Ricardian trade patterns (English)

Migration and trade are often linked through ethnic networks boosting bilateral trade. This study uses migration to quantify the importance of Ricardian technology differences for international trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8027 APR 10, 2017

Kerr,William Robert 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

Identifying new growth pathways (English)

The Development Digest is a half-yearly publication that features key works from teams based at the World Bank Group Global Knowledge and Research Hub in Malaysia. ... See More +

Working Paper 113864 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Economic upgrading through global value chain participation : which policies increase the value added gains ? (English)

The emergence of global value chains has opened up new ways to achieve development and industrialization. However, new evidence shows that not all countries have gained from participating in global value chains, and that country-specific characteristics matter for economic upgrading in global value chains. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8007 MAR 16, 2017

Kummritz,Victor; Taglioni,Daria; Winkler,Deborah Elisabeth Disclosed

Trade policy and redistribution when preferences are non-homothetic (English)

This paper compares redistribution through trade restrictions versus domestic lump-sum transfers. When preferences are non-homothetic, even domestic lump-sum transfers affect relative prices. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8005 MAR 14, 2017

Do,Quy-Toan; Levchenko,Andrei A. Disclosed

Open and nimble : finding stable growth in small economies - summary (English)

Size matters for development. Small economies face unique challenges to economic growth, due to their small land mass and lack of resources to develop human capital. ... See More +

Working Paper 113642 MAR 01, 2017

Lederman,Daniel; Lesniak,Justin Thomas Disclosed

Harnessing the power of big data for trade and competitiveness policy (English)

Big data solutions have the potential to accelerate the work of our teams by deriving timely, accurate, and actionable insights from alternative data sources in order to close data gaps and inform policymaking. ... See More +

Working Paper 113275 MAR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Horizontal depth : a new database on the content of preferential trade agreements (English)

Preferential trade agreements are an important feature of the global trade system. Several questions, ranging from the rationale for preferential arrangements to their impact on members, non-members and the broader multilateral trade system, are at the forefront of academic and policy debates in trade policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7981 FEB 22, 2017

Hofmann,Claudia; Osnago,Alberto; Ruta,Michele 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

Does vertical specialization increase productivity ? (English)

This paper investigates the impact of global value chain participation on productivity, using data on trade in value added from the World Input-Output Database. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7978 FEB 20, 2017

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

Foreign banks and trade: bridging the information gap ? (English)

Foreign banks can play an important role in facilitating international trade. Most research has focused on the financing role banks can play, but less is known about the information role. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7967 FEB 14, 2017

De Nicola,Francesca; Tan,Shawn Weiming Disclosed

Simulating the macroeconomic impact of future water scarcity (English)

In this paper we consider some of the economic implications of climate change scenarios as described in the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs). ... See More +

Working Paper W16006 FEB 08, 2017

Ramaroson,Marina Rachel Gery Disclosed

The global role of the U.S. economy: linkages, policies and spillovers (English)

This paper analyzes the role of the United States in the global economy and examines the extent of global spillovers from changes in U.S. growth, monetary and fiscal policies, and uncertainty in its financial markets and economic policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7962 FEB 07, 2017

Kose,Ayhan; Lakatos,Csilla; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Stocker,Marc Disclosed

South Asia - Nepal-India Electricity Transmission and Trade Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 114162 FEB 07, 2017

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

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

Burkina Faso - Bagre Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Notice d’impact environnemental (NIE) de 157,43 km de pistes rurales et ordinaires dans le pole de croissance de Bagre (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG2895 JAN 23, 2017

Bougouma-Zagre,Yolande Disclosed

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How much labor do South African exports contain ? (English)
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APR 25, 2017 WPS8037 Policy Research Working Paper
Nigeria - Economic Transformation Project (English)
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APR 19, 2017 114440 Program Information Document
Leveraging the potential of the services sector to support accelerated growth in Senegal (English)
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APR 18, 2017 WPS8031 Policy Research Working Paper
Heterogeneous technology diffusion and Ricardian trade patterns (English)
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APR 10, 2017 WPS8027 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Identifying new growth pathways (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113864 Working Paper
Economic upgrading through global value chain participation : which policies increase the value added gains ? (English)
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MAR 16, 2017 WPS8007 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade policy and redistribution when preferences are non-homothetic (English)
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MAR 14, 2017 WPS8005 Policy Research Working Paper
Open and nimble : finding stable growth in small economies - summary (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113642 Working Paper
Harnessing the power of big data for trade and competitiveness policy (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113275 Working Paper
Horizontal depth : a new database on the content of preferential trade agreements (English)
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FEB 22, 2017 WPS7981 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade developments in 2016 : policy uncertainty weighs on world trade (English)
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FEB 21, 2017 112930 Working Paper
Does vertical specialization increase productivity ? (English)
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FEB 20, 2017 WPS7978 Policy Research Working Paper
Foreign banks and trade: bridging the information gap ? (English)
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FEB 14, 2017 WPS7967 Policy Research Working Paper
Simulating the macroeconomic impact of future water scarcity (English)
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FEB 08, 2017 W16006 Working Paper
The global role of the U.S. economy: linkages, policies and spillovers (English)
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FEB 07, 2017 WPS7962 Policy Research Working Paper
South Asia - Nepal-India Electricity Transmission and Trade Project : procurement plan (English)
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FEB 07, 2017 114162 Procurement Plan
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
Working with Tajikistan to develop its first national commodity nomenclature of foreign economic activities (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2017 113168 Brief
Burkina Faso - Bagre Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Notice d’impact environnemental (NIE) de 157,43 km de pistes rurales et ordinaires dans le pole de croissance de Bagre (French)
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JAN 23, 2017 SFG2895 Environmental Assessment