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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

Services in the trans-pacific partnership : what would be lost? (English)

As the fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) hangs in balance, an evaluation of what it offers could inform current decisions and shape future negotiations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7964 FEB 07, 2017

Gootiiz,Batshur; Mattoo,Aaditya Disclosed

Emissions trading in practice : a handbook on design and implementation : Uygulamada emisyon ticareti : tasarim ve uygulama el kitapçiği (Turkish)

As the world moves on from the climate agreement negotiated in Paris, attention is turning from the identification of emissions reduction trajectories—in the form of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)—to crucial questions about how these emissions reductions are to be delivered and reported within the future international accounting framework. ... See More +

Working Paper 108879 JAN 01, 2017

Kerr, Suzi; Lubowski, Ruben; Ward, John; Marijs, Cor; Sammon, Paul; Guigon,Pierre; Haug,Constanze; Acworth, William; Leining, Catherine; Murphy, Leah; Wagner, Gernot; Rittenhouse, Katherine; Mehling,Michael Arthur; Matthes,Felix Christian; Duan,Maosheng 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

Togo - Trade and Logistics Services Competitiveness Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG3052 JAN 01, 2017

Miyake,Maiko Disclosed

Ethiopia - Trade Logistics Project : environmental assessment : An environmental and social impact assessment of a proposed trade logistics hub at Modjo, Ethiopia (English)

The development objective of Trade Logistics Project for Ethiopia is to enhance the performance of the Ethio-Djibouti corridor through improvements in operational capacity, efficiency and range of logistics services at the Modjo Dry Port. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2868 DEC 01, 2016

Lulu,Rahel Disclosed

Africa - East Africa Trade and Transport Facilitation Project (English)

Ratings for the East Africa Trade and Transport Facilitation Project for Africa were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3723 SEP 27, 2016

Disclosed

Lao People's Democratic Republic - Customs and Trade Facilitation Project (CTFP) : implementation support mission - August 15 to 19, 2016. (English)

Aide Memoire 108670 AUG 19, 2016

Nghardsaysone,Konesawang Disclosed

Strengthening competitiveness in Bangladesh-thematic assessment : a diagnostic trade integration study (English)

This paper describes the trade performance of Bangladesh at the macro and micro levels for goods and services. The analysis of the basic orientation of trade is crucial to judge the extent to which a country’s trade structure is conducive to future growth. ... See More +

Publication 107160 JUL 22, 2016

Kathuria,Sanjay; Malouch, Mariem Mezghenni Disclosed

Lao PDR - Second Trade Development Facility Project : additional financing (English)

Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 107904 JUL 22, 2016

Disclosed

Niger - First Growth Policy Reform Grant, Second Growth Policy Reform Credit, and Second Supplemental Financing to Growth Policy Reform Operation Projects (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14925 JUN 23, 2016

Disclosed

From evidence to policy - supporting Nepal’s trade integration strategy : policy note 2 : Nepal integration into value chains : stylized facts and policy options (English)

The rise of global value chains (GVCs) is one of the most important transformation in global trade and investment occurred in the last decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 106829 JUN 01, 2016

Arenas,Guillermo Carlos Disclosed

World development report 2017 : the impact of trade openness on institutions (English)

The impact of opening to trade on economic institutions is likely to be multifaceted and depend crucially on country-specific circumstances. In the past decade an active body of research has studied this relationship. ... See More +

World Development Report 112918 MAY 02, 2016

Levchenko,Andrei A. Disclosed

The unexplored potential of trade in services in Africa : from hair stylists and teachers to accountants and doctors (English)

The book speaks volumes about the latent potential for trade in services in Africa and the regulatory hurdles that providers face in materializing such flows, and proposes concrete policy action for integrating fragmented services markets in Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper 107185 MAR 01, 2016

Grover,Arti; Dihel,Nora Carina Disclosed

World development report 2017 : searching for growth and development in authoritarian Mexico - a brief tale of the NAFTA commitment device (English)

Mexico’s pursue and implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was a pro-growth policy strategy that deepened Mexico’s economic liberalization process at a time of crisis and macroeconomic stabilization. ... See More +

World Development Report 112907 MAR 01, 2016

Gonzalez Reyes,Alfredo Disclosed

Implementing trade policy and trade facilitation reforms in Lao PDR (English)

In 2015, Lao PDR is virtually unrecognizable from what it was just a decade ago. A more open, more outward trade landscape has transformed the country from a closed-off backwater into a fast-growing developing country, complete with coffee shops, restaurants, and billboards lining the streets of what is now a much busier and more lively Vientiane. ... See More +

Working Paper 106492 JAN 01, 2016

Disclosed

From evidence to policy : supporting Nepal’s trade integration strategy (English)

In the last decades, slow growth and job creation have encouraged emigration, further dampening domestic sources of growth in Nepal. Tepid growth over the past decade, the slowest in the region, has resulted in few jobs being created, leading to more Nepalese workers seeking opportunities abroad. ... See More +

Working Paper 106827 JAN 01, 2016

Varela,Gonzalo J.; Arenas,Guillermo Carlos; Gomez-Mera,Laura; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Bortoluzzi,Aldo Pazzini; Portugal,Alberto; Reyes,Daniel Ramon; Zildzovic,Emir Disclosed

Emissions trading in practice : a handbook on design and implementation : 實踐中的排放交易:設計和實施手冊 (Chinese)

As the world moves on from the climate agreement negotiated in Paris, attention is turning from the identification of emissions reduction trajectories—in the form of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)—to crucial questions about how these emissions reductions are to be delivered and reported within the future international accounting framework. ... See More +

Working Paper 108879 JAN 01, 2016

Kerr, Suzi; Lubowski, Ruben; Ward, John; Marijs, Cor; Sammon, Paul; Guigon,Pierre; Haug,Constanze; Acworth, William; Leining, Catherine; Murphy, Leah; Wagner, Gernot; Rittenhouse, Katherine; Mehling,Michael Arthur; Matthes,Felix Christian; Duan,Maosheng Spanish, English, Turkish Disclosed

The effect of nonbinding agreements on cooperation among forest user groups in Nepal and Ethiopia (English)

This paper summarizes the results from public goods experiments investigating the effect of nonbinding agreements on cooperation. Unlike previous studies, this experimental study was conducted among members of forest user groups in Ethiopia and Nepal with long histories of social interdependence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7325 JUN 22, 2015

Dannenberg,Astrid; Martinsson,Peter Disclosed

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Trade developments in 2016 : policy uncertainty weighs on world trade (English)
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FEB 21, 2017 112930 Working Paper
Services in the trans-pacific partnership : what would be lost? (English)
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FEB 07, 2017 WPS7964 Policy Research Working Paper
Emissions trading in practice : a handbook on design and implementation : Uygulamada emisyon ticareti : tasarim ve uygulama el kitapçiği (Turkish)
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JAN 01, 2017 108879 Working Paper
Global economic prospects : weak investment in uncertain times (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112054 Board Report
Togo - Trade and Logistics Services Competitiveness Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)
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JAN 01, 2017 SFG3052 Environmental Assessment
Burkina Faso - Bagre Growth Pole Project : additional financing : resettlement plan (Vol. 3) : Plan d’action de reinstallation (PAR) des personnes affectees par le projet d’amenagement de 51,5 km de routes en terre ordinaire (French)
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DEC 01, 2016 SFG2898 Resettlement Plan
Ethiopia - Trade Logistics Project : environmental assessment : An environmental and social impact assessment of a proposed trade logistics hub at Modjo, Ethiopia (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 SFG2868 Environmental Assessment
Africa - East Africa Trade and Transport Facilitation Project (English)
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SEP 27, 2016 ICR3723 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Lao People's Democratic Republic - Customs and Trade Facilitation Project (CTFP) : implementation support mission - August 15 to 19, 2016. (English)
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AUG 19, 2016 108670 Aide Memoire
Strengthening competitiveness in Bangladesh-thematic assessment : a diagnostic trade integration study (English)
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JUL 22, 2016 107160 Publication
Lao PDR - Second Trade Development Facility Project : additional financing (English)
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JUL 22, 2016 107904 Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Niger - First Growth Policy Reform Grant, Second Growth Policy Reform Credit, and Second Supplemental Financing to Growth Policy Reform Operation Projects (English)
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JUN 23, 2016 ICRR14925 Implementation Completion Report Review
From evidence to policy - supporting Nepal’s trade integration strategy : policy note 2 : Nepal integration into value chains : stylized facts and policy options (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 106829 Working Paper
World development report 2017 : the impact of trade openness on institutions (English)
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MAY 02, 2016 112918 World Development Report
The unexplored potential of trade in services in Africa : from hair stylists and teachers to accountants and doctors (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 107185 Working Paper
World development report 2017 : searching for growth and development in authoritarian Mexico - a brief tale of the NAFTA commitment device (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 112907 World Development Report
Implementing trade policy and trade facilitation reforms in Lao PDR (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 106492 Working Paper
From evidence to policy : supporting Nepal’s trade integration strategy (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 106827 Working Paper
Emissions trading in practice : a handbook on design and implementation : 實踐中的排放交易:設計和實施手冊 (Chinese)
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JAN 01, 2016 108879 Working Paper Spanish, English, Turkish
The effect of nonbinding agreements on cooperation among forest user groups in Nepal and Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7325 Policy Research Working Paper