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Research digest newsletter Vol. 11 (No. 1) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: Insights from World Bank Research on Trade and Globalization; What Drives Differences in Exporter Behavior across Countries? ... See More +

Newsletter 108075 AUG 30, 2016

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China - Hubei Yichang Three Gorges Modern Logistics Center Infrastructure Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social impact assessment report (English)

The development objective of the Hubei Yichang Three Gorges Modern Logistics Center Infrastructure Project for China is to promote thelogistics services and multi-modal transportation along the Yangtze River in Yichang Municipal. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2362 JUL 28, 2016

Yuan,Ruifeng Disclosed

Towards a G20 strategy for promoting inclusive global value chains (English)

The paper draws on the Inclusive Global Value Chains report submitted by the OECD and the World Bank Group to G20 Trade Ministers in October 2015, refining and prioritizing the options contained therein. ... See More +

Working Paper 108169 JUL 09, 2016

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Jordan - Economic Opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian Refugees Program-for-Results (English)

Program Information Document 107270 JUL 06, 2016

Nnomo Ayinda-Mah,Irene Marguerite Disclosed

Enhancing competitiveness in Sri Lanka (English)

Sri Lanka needs to address new challenges if it is to sustain its strong record of economic growth and poverty reduction. The country has in many respects been a development success story, with average growth exceeding 6 percent and a threefold decline in poverty using the national poverty line over the past 10 years. ... See More +

Working Paper 106889 JUN 29, 2016

Salinas Munoz,Emanuel Disclosed

India - Rajasthan Agricultural Competitiveness Project : restructuring and additional financing (English)

The development objective of the Rajasthan Agricultural Competitiveness Project for India is to establish, at scale, the feasibility of a distinct agricultural development approach that helps farmers to get more rupees per unit of water, in compensation for using fewer units of water by integrating water management and agricultural technology, farmer organizations, and market innovations in selected locations across the ten agro-ecological zones of Rajasthan capable of sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and farmer incomes. ... See More +

Project Paper RES15354 JUN 28, 2016

Pathy,Manivannan Disclosed

Lesotho - Completion and learning review for the period FY10- FY14 : IEG review (English)

Lesotho is a small, mostly mountainous and landlocked country with a largely rural populationof over 2 million in 2014.Lesotho has a highly open economy, and relies heavily on revenues from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) to finance large government expenditures.The Bank’s Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) covering the period FY10-141 was prepared within the context of a challenging macroeconomic and fiscal environment following the global financial crisis in 2008. ... See More +

CAS Completion Report Review 106594 JUN 21, 2016

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Global economic prospects : divergences and risks (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global economic prospects monthly working paper are as follows: overview; chart of the month; Special focus: quantifying uncertainties in global growth forecasts; monthly highlights; key prospects group publications; recent World Bank working papers; recent World Bank reports; ... See More +

Working Paper 107513 JUN 01, 2016

Stocker,Marc; Eigen-Zucchi,Christian; Bui,Anh Mai; Maximiliano,Adriana A.; Some,Yirbehogre Modeste; Sun,Shituo; Vorisek,Dana Lauren Disclosed

Lao People's Democratic Republic - Second Trade Development Facility Project (TDF-2) : Implementation support mission - May 23 to 31, 2016 (English)

Aide Memoire 106797 MAY 01, 2016

Hoppe,Mombert Disclosed

The GATT's starting point : tariff levels circa 1947 (English)

How high were import tariffs when GATT participants began negotiations to reduce them in 1947? Establishing this starting point is key to determining how successful the GATT has been in bringing down trade barriers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7649 APR 26, 2016

Bown,Chad P.; Irwin,Douglas A. Disclosed

Armenia - Power Sector Financial Recovery Program Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social system assessment (English)

The objective of the Power Sector Financial Recovery Program Project for Armenia is to contribute to improvement of financial viability of the state-owned power generation companies and the private power distribution company. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment 102186 MAR 24, 2016

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Moldova - District heating and electricity tariff and affordability analysis (English)

The objective of the study is to: (i) assess the adequacy of the existing heat and electricity tariff levels for achieving financial viability of the energy sector operators; (ii) analyze the distributional implications of energy tariff increases; and (iii) assess the effectiveness of the existing social assistance programs and how to adjust them to mitigate the impact of energy tariff increase on the poor This report presents the key findings and recommendations for the Government of Moldova as well as other energy sector stakeholders. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper ACS13855 OCT 26, 2015

Bertholet,Fabrice Karl Disclosed

Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia : Réseaux politiques et fraude douanière : Données tirées de l’expérience tunisienne (French)

Are politically connected firms more likely to evade taxes? This paper presents evidence suggesting firms owned by President Ben Ali and his family were more prone to evade import tariffs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7336 JUN 25, 2015

Rijkers,Bob; Baghdadi,Leila; Raballand,Gael J. R. F. English Disclosed

Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia (English)

Are politically connected firms more likely to evade taxes? This paper presents evidence suggesting firms owned by President Ben Ali and his family were more prone to evade import tariffs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7336 JUN 24, 2015

Rijkers,Bob; Baghdadi,Leila; Raballand,Gael J. R. F. French Disclosed

Formulas for failure ? were the Doha tariff formulas too ambitious for success ? (English)

This paper views tariff-cutting formulas as a potential solution to the free-rider problem that arises when market opening is negotiated bilaterally and extended on a most-favored-nation basis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7303 JUN 11, 2015

Laborde,David; Martin,William J. Disclosed

Competitiveness of the Kyrgyz economy in the wake of accession to the Eurasian customs union : selected issues and opportunities : Bыборочные проблемы и возможности (Russian)

In May 2015, the Kyrgyz Republic became a member of the Eurasian Customs Union (CU), comprising Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Armenia; it also joined the Common Economic Space (CES), which introduced, free movement of goods, services, capital, and labor between members in 2012. ... See More +

Working Paper 106854 JUN 01, 2015

Choi,Jieun; Saez,Sebastian; Portugal,Alberto; Myburgh,Andrew Christopher; Van Der Marel,Erik Leendert; Molinuevo,NMartin; Costantino,Lorenzo; Tynaev,Nurlanbek; Osavolyuk,Serhiy; Pasheva,Vanya English Disclosed

The critical mass approach to achieve a deal on green goods and services : what is on the table? how much to expect ? (English)

At the Davos forum of January 2014, a group of 14 countries pledged to launch negotiations on liberalizing trade in "green goods" (also known as "environmental" goods), focusing on the elimination of tariffs for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation list of 54 products. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7061 OCT 01, 2014

de Melo, Jaime; Vijil, Mariana Disclosed

Trade policy instruments over time (English)

This paper surveys political-economic research on the variety of instruments that governments use to conduct international trade policy. It presents key insights on the relationships between instruments such as tariffs, quotas, voluntary export restraints, and other nontariff barriers, as well as the ebb and flow of the national use of temporary trade barriers such as antidumping, countervailing duties, and safeguards. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6757 JAN 01, 2014

Bown, Chad P. Disclosed

Armenia - Power sector tariff study (English)

Armenia's energy sector has achieved a level of electricity reliability, service quality and efficiency of sector operations that stands out among countries participating in Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). ... See More +

Energy Study ACS4845 JUN 01, 2013

Kochnakyan, Artur; Balabanyan, Ani; Antmann, Pedro; Laderchi, Caterina Ruggeri; Olivier, Anne; Pierce, Lauren; Hankinson, Denzel Disclosed

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Research digest newsletter Vol. 11 (No. 1) (English)
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AUG 30, 2016 108075 Newsletter
China - Hubei Yichang Three Gorges Modern Logistics Center Infrastructure Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social impact assessment report (English)
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JUL 28, 2016 SFG2362 Environmental Assessment
Towards a G20 strategy for promoting inclusive global value chains (English)
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JUL 09, 2016 108169 Working Paper
Jordan - Economic Opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian Refugees Program-for-Results (English)
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JUL 06, 2016 107270 Program Information Document
Enhancing competitiveness in Sri Lanka (English)
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JUN 29, 2016 106889 Working Paper
India - Rajasthan Agricultural Competitiveness Project : restructuring and additional financing (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 RES15354 Project Paper
Lesotho - Completion and learning review for the period FY10- FY14 : IEG review (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 106594 CAS Completion Report Review
Global economic prospects : divergences and risks (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 107513 Working Paper
Lao People's Democratic Republic - Second Trade Development Facility Project (TDF-2) : Implementation support mission - May 23 to 31, 2016 (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 106797 Aide Memoire
The GATT's starting point : tariff levels circa 1947 (English)
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APR 26, 2016 WPS7649 Policy Research Working Paper
Armenia - Power Sector Financial Recovery Program Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social system assessment (English)
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MAR 24, 2016 102186 Environmental Assessment
Moldova - District heating and electricity tariff and affordability analysis (English)
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OCT 26, 2015 ACS13855 ESMAP Paper
Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia : Réseaux politiques et fraude douanière : Données tirées de l’expérience tunisienne (French)
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JUN 25, 2015 WPS7336 Policy Research Working Paper English
Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia (English)
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JUN 24, 2015 WPS7336 Policy Research Working Paper French
Formulas for failure ? were the Doha tariff formulas too ambitious for success ? (English)
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JUN 11, 2015 WPS7303 Policy Research Working Paper
Competitiveness of the Kyrgyz economy in the wake of accession to the Eurasian customs union : selected issues and opportunities : Bыборочные проблемы и возможности (Russian)
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JUN 01, 2015 106854 Working Paper English
Agricultural income and macroeconomics, technology, external prices and foreign trade policy : Argentina 2000-2015 : Renta agrícola y macroeconomía, tecnología, precios externos y política comercial externa : Argentina 2000-2015 (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2015 104001 Working Paper
The critical mass approach to achieve a deal on green goods and services : what is on the table? how much to expect ? (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7061 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade policy instruments over time (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6757 Policy Research Working Paper
Armenia - Power sector tariff study (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 ACS4845 Energy Study