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Global Trade Watch 2018 : Trade Amid Tensions (English)

Global trade growth slowed in 2018 amid a weakening of economic growth in China and the Euro Area and rising trade protectionism. The volume of trade grew by 3.8 percent, down from 5.4 percent in 2017, but has shown signs of reviving in the first quarter of 2019. ... See More +

Working Paper 137201 MAY 29, 2019

Constantinescu,Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ruta,Michele; Maliszewska,Maryla; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel Disclosed

Lao People's Democratic Republic - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P164813- Lao PDR Competitiveness and Trade Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP20239 MAY 01, 2019

Phouvieng Phongsa Disclosed

Trading off the Income Gains and the Inequality Costs of Trade Policy (English)

This paper characterizes the trade-off between the income gains and the inequality costs of trade using survey data for 54 developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8825 APR 22, 2019

Artuc,Erhan; Rijkers,Bob; Porto,Guido Disclosed

Statement by Mukhisa Kituyi at the 99th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 13, 2019 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) at the ninety-ninth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 13, 2019. ... See More +

Board Report 136184 APR 13, 2019

Disclosed

From Currency Depreciation to Trade Reform : How to Take Egyptian Exports to New Levels? (English)

The Arab Republic of Egypt is yet to meet its exports potential, which has been historically hampered by several domestic market distortions and multiple barriers, resulting in weak export performance and modest regional and global integration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8809 APR 09, 2019

Youssef,Hoda; Zaki,Chahir Disclosed

Common Transport Infrastructure : A Quantitative Model and Estimates from the Belt and Road Initiative (English)

This paper presents a structural general equilibrium model to analyze the effects on trade, welfare, and gross domestic product of common transport infrastructure. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8801 APR 01, 2019

De Soyres,Francois Michel Marie Raphael; Mulabdic,Alen; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Light of Trade Policy : A Study on Pakistan (English)

Agriculture forms the backbone of Pakistan’s economy. Despite the fact that the share of agriculture in the GDP has declined over the years, the sector continues to play an important role in the socio-economic structure of the country. ... See More +

Working Paper 134922 FEB 27, 2019

Ejaz,Neelam; Ahmad,Maha Disclosed

The Textile-Clothing Value Chain in India and Bangladesh : How Appropriate Policies Can Promote (or Inhibit) Trade and Investment (English)

There are significant value chain linkages between India and Bangladesh, particularly in the textile and apparel sector. India specializes in the upstream segment, supplying such intermediate inputs as silk, cotton, yarn, and fabrics to Bangladesh. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8731 FEB 07, 2019

Kabir,Mahfuz; Singh,Surendar; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph Disclosed

Lao People's Democratic Republic - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P164813- Lao PDR Competitiveness and Trade Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP16298 JAN 16, 2019

Phouvieng Phongsa Disclosed

How Can South Asia Turn Its Proximity from a Burden to anAdvantage? (English)

Around the world, trade has played a critical role in reducing poverty. Some of the most successful countries in East Asia, Europe, and North America owe much of their success to strong trade relations with their neighbors. ... See More +

Brief 135489 JAN 01, 2019

Kathuria,Sanjay; Mathur,Priya-000196531 Disclosed

Trade and Poverty Reduction: New Evidence of Impacts in Developing Countries (English)

In recent years there has been an intensification of the long-running debate on the effects of trade integration. This debate has focused largely on the impact of trade in advanced economies, which has risked diverting attention away from the impact of trade on people's lives in developing countries and especially the extreme poor. ... See More +

132833 DEC 01, 2018

Bartley Johns,Marcus; Brenton,Paul; Piermartini, Roberta; Sadni Jallab,Mustapha; Teh, Robert Disclosed

Taking Stock: An update on Vietnam's recent economic developments - Special focus: Facilitating Trade by Streamlining and Improving the Transparency of Non-Tariff Measures (English)

Taking Stock: An update on Vietnam's recent economic developments, December 2018. Special focus: Facilitating Trade by Streamlining and Improving the Transparency of Non-Tariff Measures. ... See More +

132828 DEC 01, 2018

Disclosed

Taking Stock: An update on Vietnam's recent economic developments - Special focus: Facilitating Trade by Streamlining and Improving the Transparency of Non-Tariff Measures (Vietnamese)

Taking Stock: An update on Vietnam's recent economic developments, December 2018. Special focus: Facilitating Trade by Streamlining and Improving the Transparency of Non-Tariff Measures. ... See More +

132828 DEC 01, 2018

Disclosed

Lao People's Democratic Republic - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P164813- Lao PDR Competitiveness and Trade Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP14747 NOV 23, 2018

Phouvieng Phongsa Disclosed

Lao People's Democratic Republic - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P164813- Lao PDR Competitiveness and Trade Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP14543 NOV 15, 2018

Phouvieng Phongsa Disclosed

Traders' Dilemma : Developing Countries' Response to Trade Disputes (English)

If trade tensions between the United States and certain trading partners escalate into a full-blown trade war, what should developing countries do? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8640 NOV 07, 2018

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Go,Delfin Sia; Lakatos,Csilla; Robinson,Sherman; Thierfelder,Karen E. Disclosed

Are the Poor Getting Globalized? (English)

One reason that poor people may not capture the full benefit from participation in international markets is that the goods they produce tend to be subject to relatively high trade barriers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8609 OCT 10, 2018

Mendoza,Adelina; Nayyar,Gaurav; Piermartini,Roberta Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Lao PDR Second Trade Development Facility Project - P130512 - Sequence No : 12 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR34180 SEP 28, 2018

Hoppe,Mombert Disclosed

A Glass Half Full : The Promise of Regional Trade in South Asia (English)

Trade has played a critical role in global poverty reduction. In harnessing the potential of trade, some of the most successful countries have developed strong trade relationships with their neighbors. ... See More +

Publication 136128 SEP 01, 2018

Kathuria,Sanjay Disclosed

Reinvigorating Trade and Inclusive Growth (English)

Trade integration can play a much larger role in boosting shared prosperity. The current focus on trade tensions threatens to obscure the great untapped benefits possible from further trade reform. ... See More +

Working Paper 130272 SEP 01, 2018

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Global Trade Watch 2018 : Trade Amid Tensions (English)
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MAY 29, 2019 137201 Working Paper
Lao People's Democratic Republic - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P164813- Lao PDR Competitiveness and Trade Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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MAY 01, 2019 STEP20239 Procurement Plan
Trading off the Income Gains and the Inequality Costs of Trade Policy (English)
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APR 22, 2019 WPS8825 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Mukhisa Kituyi at the 99th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 13, 2019 (English)
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APR 13, 2019 136184 Board Report
From Currency Depreciation to Trade Reform : How to Take Egyptian Exports to New Levels? (English)
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APR 09, 2019 WPS8809 Policy Research Working Paper
Common Transport Infrastructure : A Quantitative Model and Estimates from the Belt and Road Initiative (English)
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APR 01, 2019 WPS8801 Policy Research Working Paper
Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Light of Trade Policy : A Study on Pakistan (English)
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FEB 27, 2019 134922 Working Paper
The Textile-Clothing Value Chain in India and Bangladesh : How Appropriate Policies Can Promote (or Inhibit) Trade and Investment (English)
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FEB 07, 2019 WPS8731 Policy Research Working Paper
Lao People's Democratic Republic - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P164813- Lao PDR Competitiveness and Trade Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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JAN 16, 2019 STEP16298 Procurement Plan
How Can South Asia Turn Its Proximity from a Burden to anAdvantage? (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 135489 Brief
Trade and Poverty Reduction: New Evidence of Impacts in Developing Countries (English)
See More +
DEC 01, 2018 132833
Taking Stock: An update on Vietnam's recent economic developments - Special focus: Facilitating Trade by Streamlining and Improving the Transparency of Non-Tariff Measures (English)
See More +
DEC 01, 2018 132828
Taking Stock: An update on Vietnam's recent economic developments - Special focus: Facilitating Trade by Streamlining and Improving the Transparency of Non-Tariff Measures (Vietnamese)
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DEC 01, 2018 132828
Lao People's Democratic Republic - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P164813- Lao PDR Competitiveness and Trade Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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NOV 23, 2018 STEP14747 Procurement Plan
Lao People's Democratic Republic - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P164813- Lao PDR Competitiveness and Trade Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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NOV 15, 2018 STEP14543 Procurement Plan
Traders' Dilemma : Developing Countries' Response to Trade Disputes (English)
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NOV 07, 2018 WPS8640 Policy Research Working Paper
Are the Poor Getting Globalized? (English)
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OCT 10, 2018 WPS8609 Policy Research Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Lao PDR Second Trade Development Facility Project - P130512 - Sequence No : 12 (English)
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SEP 28, 2018 ISR34180 Implementation Status and Results Report
A Glass Half Full : The Promise of Regional Trade in South Asia (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 136128 Publication
Reinvigorating Trade and Inclusive Growth (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 130272 Working Paper