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The nature of trade and growth linkages (English)

This paper shows new empirical regularities indicating that the structure of trade connections affects the trade-growth nexus. System generalized method of moments estimations indicate that key structural features associated with the composition of traded products and partners matter for growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8168 AUG 15, 2017

Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Pinat,Magali Disclosed

Arm's-length trade : a source of post-crisis trade weakness (English)

Trade growth has slowed sharply since the global financial crisis. U.S. trade data highlights that arm's-length trade —trade between unaffiliated firms—accounts disproportionately for the overall post-crisis trade slowdown. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8144 JUL 11, 2017

Lakatos,Csilla; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte Disclosed

Trains, trade and transaction costs : how does domestic trade by rail affect market prices of Malawi agricultural commodities ? (English)

This paper measures the impact of low-cost transport by rail in Malawi on the dispersion of agricultural commodities prices across markets by exploiting the quasi-experimental design of the nearly total collapse of domestic transport by rail in January 2003 due to the destruction of a railway bridge at Rivirivi, Balaka. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8132 JUN 29, 2017

Zant,Wouter Disclosed

Services trade and global value chains (English)

Services play a role in global value chains in many ways, similar to goods. But services deserve special attention because of how they are transacted, how they affect downstream sectors, how they are regulated, and how international cooperation can contribute to integrating national markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8126 JUN 27, 2017

Heuser,Cecilia; Mattoo,Aaditya Disclosed

Colombia - Second Fiscal Sustainability and Competitiveness Development Policy Financing (English)

Program Information Document AB7913 JUN 21, 2017

Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic newsletter (no.350) (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletters are as follows: taking stock; major data releases; activity and inflation; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 117855 JUN 09, 2017

Disclosed

Credit composition, output composition, and external balances (English)

This paper builds on recent research examining the impact of finance on economic outcomes. Specifically, it asks whether credit extended to households and firms has an impact on the share of exports in gross domestic product and on the trade balance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8082 JUN 01, 2017

Islam,Roumeen Disclosed

Looking Beyond the Horizon : A case study of PVH’s commitment to Ethiopia’s Hawassa industrial park (English)

Textile and Apparel production is seen as an important catalyst for developing countries’ industrialization. It has played an important role as a springboard for economic development and, due to its low fixed costs and labor-intensive manufacturing, is often a starter industry for countries seeking to industrialize. ... See More +

Working Paper 117302 JUN 01, 2017

Mihretu,Mamo Esmelealem; Llobet,Gabriela Disclosed

To sew or not to sew ? assessing the welfare effects of the garment industry in Cambodia (English)

This paper uses the 2011 Cambodia Socio-Economic Survey to analyze the relationship between participation in the garment industry and household welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8061 MAY 16, 2017

Mejia-Mantilla,Carolina; Woldemichae,Martha Tesfaye Disclosed

Maximizing potential benefits of FDI for competitiveness and sustainable development : World Bank Group report on investment policy and promotion diagnostics and tools (English)

This Investment Policy and Promotion Report has been prepared by the Investment Policy and Promotion team of the World Bank Group’s Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice. ... See More +

Working Paper 114863 MAY 09, 2017

Qiang,Zhenwei Christine; Echandi,Roberto; Kusek,Peter Disclosed

Cambodia - Trade Development Support Program Project (English)

Ratings for the Trade Development Support Program Project for Cambodia were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Grantee performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR1262 MAY 03, 2017

Disclosed

Turning the tide in turbulent times : leveraging trade for Kazakhstan's development (English)

Kazakhstan is facing its greatest economic challenge since the global crisis. With oil prices at US$50 per barrel, the country urgently needs to adjust its economic model and find new sources of economic growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 114691 MAY 01, 2017

Russian Disclosed

Turning the tide in turbulent times : leveraging trade for Kazakhstan's development (Russian)

Kazakhstan is facing its greatest economic challenge since the global crisis. With oil prices at US$50 per barrel, the country urgently needs to adjust its economic model and find new sources of economic growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 114691 MAY 01, 2017

English Disclosed

Trade in transition (Russian)

Trade played a pivotal role during the transition of many countries in Europe and Central Asia to market economies. It forced a more efficient use of resourced and supported adoption of new technologies. ... See More +

Working Paper 114864 MAY 01, 2017

Disclosed

Ukraine national quality infrastructure gap assessment (English)

On request of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, an NQI Market Gap Assessment for Ukraine was conducted to inform various reform initiatives being implemented by the Government of Ukraine. ... See More +

Working Paper 117885 MAY 01, 2017

Uğur,Hüseyin; Mikhnev,Andrei; Kuzmina,Iryna Disclosed

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

Statement by Roberto Azevedo at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Roberto Azevedo, Director-General at the ninety-fifth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017. He states that the World Trade Organization (WTO) commends the efforts that the World Bank Group has taken in supporting trade related infrastructure through the aid for trade initiative. ... See More +

Board Report 114571 APR 22, 2017

Disclosed

Tunisia - Business Environment and Entrepreneurship Development Policy Financing Project (English)

Program Information Document 114676 APR 20, 2017

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

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The nature of trade and growth linkages (English)
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AUG 15, 2017 WPS8168 Policy Research Working Paper
Arm's-length trade : a source of post-crisis trade weakness (English)
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JUL 11, 2017 WPS8144 Policy Research Working Paper
Trains, trade and transaction costs : how does domestic trade by rail affect market prices of Malawi agricultural commodities ? (English)
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JUN 29, 2017 WPS8132 Policy Research Working Paper
Services trade and global value chains (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 WPS8126 Policy Research Working Paper
Colombia - Second Fiscal Sustainability and Competitiveness Development Policy Financing (English)
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JUN 21, 2017 AB7913 Program Information Document
DECPG weekly global economic newsletter (no.350) (English)
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JUN 09, 2017 117855 Newsletter
Credit composition, output composition, and external balances (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 WPS8082 Policy Research Working Paper
Looking Beyond the Horizon : A case study of PVH’s commitment to Ethiopia’s Hawassa industrial park (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 117302 Working Paper
To sew or not to sew ? assessing the welfare effects of the garment industry in Cambodia (English)
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MAY 16, 2017 WPS8061 Policy Research Working Paper
Maximizing potential benefits of FDI for competitiveness and sustainable development : World Bank Group report on investment policy and promotion diagnostics and tools (English)
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MAY 09, 2017 114863 Working Paper
Cambodia - Trade Development Support Program Project (English)
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MAY 03, 2017 ICR1262 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Turning the tide in turbulent times : leveraging trade for Kazakhstan's development (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 114691 Working Paper Russian
Turning the tide in turbulent times : leveraging trade for Kazakhstan's development (Russian)
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MAY 01, 2017 114691 Working Paper English
Trade in transition (Russian)
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MAY 01, 2017 114864 Working Paper
Ukraine national quality infrastructure gap assessment (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 117885 Working Paper
How much labor do South African exports contain ? (English)
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APR 25, 2017 WPS8037 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Roberto Azevedo at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)
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APR 22, 2017 114571 Board Report
Tunisia - Business Environment and Entrepreneurship Development Policy Financing Project (English)
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APR 20, 2017 114676 Program Information Document
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