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An evaluation of border management reforms in a technical agency (English)

Impact evaluations of trade facilitation reforms have almost exclusively focused on reforms by data-rich customs agencies. Other "technical" agencies also intervene in the logistics of international trade, and do so in ways that can cause significant interruptions in the flow of the imported products they oversee. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8208 OCT 02, 2017

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra Disclosed

East Asia and Pacific - Economic update, October 2017: Balancing act (English)

Developing East Asia and the Pacific has continued to perform well in the first half of 2017. The region grew more rapidly than almost all other developing regions. ... See More +

Publication 120158 OCT 01, 2017

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Refugee crisis in MENA : meeting the development challenge (English)

The recovery in global activity anticipated in the April MENA Economic Monitor is on track. The global economy is projected to grow by 2.7 percent in 2017 and 2.9 percent in 2018–19. ... See More +

Working Paper 119941 OCT 01, 2017

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Mottaghi,Lili Arabic, French Disclosed

Refugee crisis in MENA : meeting the development challenge (French)

The recovery in global activity anticipated in the April MENA Economic Monitor is on track. The global economy is projected to grow by 2.7 percent in 2017 and 2.9 percent in 2018–19. ... See More +

Working Paper 119941 OCT 01, 2017

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Mottaghi,Lili Arabic, English Disclosed

Refugee crisis in MENA : meeting the development challenge (Arabic)

The recovery in global activity anticipated in the April MENA Economic Monitor is on track. The global economy is projected to grow by 2.7 percent in 2017 and 2.9 percent in 2018–19. ... See More +

Working Paper 119941 OCT 01, 2017

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Mottaghi,Lili French, English Disclosed

Africa's Pulse (English)

Following a sharp slowdown over the past two years, a recovery is underway in Sub-Saharan Africa. Gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the region is expected to strengthen to 2.4 percent in 2017 from 1.3 percent in 2016, slightly below the pace previously projected. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 120334 OCT 01, 2017

French Disclosed

The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (Dari)

Afghanistan's biggest economic challenge is finding sustainable sources of growth. To date, the World Bank has committed more than $3.73 billion for development projects. ... See More +

Newsletter 120366 OCT 01, 2017

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DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: taking stock; major data releases; activity and inflation; trade and finance; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 120272 SEP 29, 2017

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Trade creation and trade diversion in deep agreements (English)

Preferential trade agreements have boomed in recent years and extended their reach well beyond tariff reduction, to cover policy areas such as investment, competition, and intellectual property rights. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8206 SEP 27, 2017

Mattoo,Aaditya; Mulabdic,Alen; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

How does port efficiency affect maritime transport costs and trade ? evidence from Indian and western Pacific Ocean countries (English)

Would improvements in port performance increase trade in countries on the Indian and Western Pacific Oceans? Previous studies attempted to answer this question using ad hoc measures of port efficiency that do not control for the actual use of port assets or measures that can be very noisy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8204 SEP 25, 2017

Herrera Dappe,Matias; Jooste,Charl; Suarez Aleman,Ancor Disclosed

DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: taking stock; major data releases; activity and inflation; trade and finance; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 120270 SEP 15, 2017

Disclosed

Short-term impact of Brexit on the United Kingdom's export of goods (English)

The short-term impact of Brexit on goods exports is assessed using the Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index of the United Kingdom's major trading partners. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8195 SEP 13, 2017

Kee,Hiau Looi; Nicita,Alessandro Disclosed

Preferential trade agreements and global value chains : theory, evidence, and open questions (English)

Preferential trade agreements today are more numerous and deeper than they were a quarter century ago. Do deep agreements promote countries' integration into global value chains? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8190 SEP 11, 2017

Ruta,Michele Disclosed

DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: taking stock; major data releases; activity and inflation; trade and finance; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 120264 SEP 08, 2017

Disclosed

Russian Federation - St. Petersburg Economic Development Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 119058 AUG 23, 2017

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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

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An evaluation of border management reforms in a technical agency (English)
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OCT 02, 2017 WPS8208 Policy Research Working Paper
East Asia and Pacific - Economic update, October 2017: Balancing act (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120158 Publication
Refugee crisis in MENA : meeting the development challenge (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 119941 Working Paper Arabic, French
Refugee crisis in MENA : meeting the development challenge (French)
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OCT 01, 2017 119941 Working Paper Arabic, English
Refugee crisis in MENA : meeting the development challenge (Arabic)
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OCT 01, 2017 119941 Working Paper French, English
Africa's Pulse (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120334 Working Paper (Numbered Series) French
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (Dari)
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OCT 01, 2017 120366 Newsletter
DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)
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SEP 29, 2017 120272 Newsletter
Trade creation and trade diversion in deep agreements (English)
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SEP 27, 2017 WPS8206 Policy Research Working Paper
How does port efficiency affect maritime transport costs and trade ? evidence from Indian and western Pacific Ocean countries (English)
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SEP 25, 2017 WPS8204 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)
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SEP 15, 2017 120270 Newsletter
Short-term impact of Brexit on the United Kingdom's export of goods (English)
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SEP 13, 2017 WPS8195 Policy Research Working Paper
Preferential trade agreements and global value chains : theory, evidence, and open questions (English)
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SEP 11, 2017 WPS8190 Policy Research Working Paper
Madagascar - Second Phase of the Integrated Growth Poles and Corridor Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Etude d’impact environnemental et social pour Travaux de renforcement et de réhabilitation du système d’alimentation en eau potable de la ville de Toliara (French)
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SEP 11, 2017 SFG2838 Environmental Assessment
DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)
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SEP 08, 2017 120264 Newsletter
Russian Federation - St. Petersburg Economic Development Project : procurement plan (English)
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AUG 23, 2017 119058 Procurement Plan
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