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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

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

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

Africa - Transport and Trade Facilitation (CEMAC) Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Rehabilitation de la route Mora-Dabanga-Kousseri (205 km) (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG2882 JAN 23, 2017

Robinson,Shalonda Disclosed

Burkina Faso - Bagre Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Etude d’impact environnemental et social (EIES) de 51,5 km de routes ordinaires dans le pole de croissance de Bagre (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG2895 JAN 23, 2017

Bougouma-Zagre,Yolande Disclosed

Deep integration and UK-EU trade relations (English)

This paper studies the impact of deep agreements on United Kingdom-European Union trade relations. A standard gravity model is applied to assess the effect that European Union membership had on the United Kingdom's trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7947 JAN 19, 2017

Mulabdic,Alen; Osnago,Alberto; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

The big switch in Latin America : restoring growth through trade semiannual report 2016 (English)

First, changes in SA export volumes are found to be overwhelmingly responding to the currently sluggish global demand for imports, which more than offsets the effects of the real exchange rate depreciations of recent years. ... See More +

Annual Report 111633 JAN 03, 2017

000380611:Samuel Jaime Pienknagura:spienknagura@; worldbank.org; Disclosed

OECS Countries - Regional Agriculture Competitiveness Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (RPF) (English)

The development objective of the Regional Agriculture Competitiveness Project for OECS Countries is to help lay the foundation for sustainable, inclusive growth by strengthening the competitiveness of the leading sectors of OECS economies. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG2916 JAN 01, 2017

Weiss,Eli Disclosed

Global economic prospects : weak investment in uncertain times (English)

Stagnant global trade, subdued investment, and heightened policy uncertainty marked another difficult year for the world economy. A moderate recovery is expected for 2017, with receding obstacles to activity in commodity exporters and solid domestic demand in commodity importers. ... See More +

Board Report 112054 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Senegal - Growth and Export Development Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG2989 JAN 01, 2017

Diaw-Ba,Astou Disclosed

Africa's cities : opening doors to the World : Africa's cities : opening doors to the World - overview (English)

Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa’s relative poverty: Other regions have reached similar stages of urbanization at higher per capita GDP. ... See More +

Publication 112756 JAN 01, 2017

Lall,Somik V.; Henderson,John Vernon; Venables,Anthony J. Portuguese, French Disclosed

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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
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
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)
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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
Africa - Transport and Trade Facilitation (CEMAC) Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Rehabilitation de la route Mora-Dabanga-Kousseri (205 km) (French)
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JAN 23, 2017 SFG2882 Environmental Assessment
Burkina Faso - Bagre Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Etude d’impact environnemental et social (EIES) de 51,5 km de routes ordinaires dans le pole de croissance de Bagre (French)
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JAN 23, 2017 SFG2895 Environmental Assessment
Deep integration and UK-EU trade relations (English)
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JAN 19, 2017 WPS7947 Policy Research Working Paper
The big switch in Latin America : restoring growth through trade semiannual report 2016 (English)
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JAN 03, 2017 111633 Annual Report
OECS Countries - Regional Agriculture Competitiveness Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (RPF) (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 SFG2916 Resettlement Plan
Global economic prospects : weak investment in uncertain times (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112054 Board Report
Senegal - Growth and Export Development Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)
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JAN 01, 2017 SFG2989 Environmental Assessment
Africa's cities : opening doors to the World : Africa's cities : opening doors to the World - overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112756 Publication Portuguese, French