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Bought, sold, and bought again : the impact of complex value chains on export elasticities (English)

Global value chain participation affects the exchange rate pass-through to export prices and export volumes. The paper develops a partial equilibrium model of international trade with cross-border production and shows that higher participation in global value chains reduces the elasticities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8535 JUL 13, 2018

De Soyres,Francois Michel Marie Raphael; Frohm,Erik; Gunnella,Vanessa; Pavlova,Elena Disclosed

Integrating services in the economic fitness approach (English)

Economic Complexity is a set of network-based and algorithmic methods for the study of economic development and competitiveness. In this framework, Economic Fitness is an innovative approach that improves the mathematical and conceptual scheme. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8485 JUN 21, 2018

Zaccaria,Andrea; Mishra,Saurabh; Cader,Masud Z.; Pietronero,Luciano Disclosed

Maximizing the development impacts from temporary migration recommendations for Australia’s seasonal worker program (English)

The Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) was formally introduced in 2012 following a four yearpilot scheme. The SWP maintains the dual objectives of: (i) contributing to the economicdevelopment of nine participating Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste; and (ii)filling labor shortages in the Australian agriculture, accommodation (in selected locations)and tourism sectors (the Northern Australia tourism pilot). ... See More +

Working Paper 127068 JUN 11, 2018

Sharma,Manohar; Doyle,Jesse Jon Gerome Disclosed

Anatomy and impact of export promotion agencies (English)

Recent literature has shown evidence of positive contributions of export promotion agencies around the world in raising exports, through the intensive and extensive margins of trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8470 JUN 07, 2018

Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Lederman,Daniel; Zoratto,Laura De Castro Disclosed

Reforming non-tariff measures : from evidence to policy advice (English)

The empirical case for trade as an engine of growth has now been established on solid empirical grounds. There has been a protracted controversy in the literature on the econometrics of trade and growth. ... See More +

Publication 127167 JUN 06, 2018

Cadot,Olivier; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph; Gourdon,Julien; Reye, José-Daniel Disclosed

Services development and comparative advantage in manufacturing (English)

Most manufacturing activities use inputs from the financial and business services sectors. But these services sectors also compete for resources with manufacturing activities, provoking concerns about de-industrialization -- financial services in industrial countries like the United States and the United Kingdom, and business services in developing countries like India and the Philippines. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8450 MAY 22, 2018

Liu,Xuepeng; Mattoo,Aaditya; Wang,Zhi; Wei,Shang-Jin Disclosed

International data flows and privacy : the conflict and its resolution (English)

The free flow of data across borders underpins today's globalized economy. But the flow of personal data outside the jurisdiction of national regulators also raises concerns about the protection of privacy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8431 MAY 07, 2018

Mattoo,Aaditya; Meltzer,Joshua Paul Disclosed

Pesticides (English)

Agriculture’s heavy and growing dependence on pesticides across large parts of the world, though partly fueled by pesticides’ own effectiveness, is placing an ever-rising burden on human health, biodiversity, and even the agro-food sector. ... See More +

Brief 124345 MAR 01, 2018

Cassou,Emilie Disclosed

Trade Facilitation Reform - The Impact of Targeted Sampling on Import Compliance (English)

The results of an impact evaluation of the introduction of a risk-based approach to sampling import shipments by the Macedonian Food and Veterinary Agency indicate that the sampling plan was not effectively implemented, and the reform did not improve the targeting of risky shipments. ... See More +

Viewpoint 125873 MAR 01, 2018

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

Ghana/AFRICA- P118858- Ghana Statistics Development Program - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP7311 FEB 23, 2018

Sylvester Gyamfi Disclosed

Global trade : slowdown, factors, and policies (English)

Growth in global trade has been slow since 2012. While global trade downturns are not unprecedented, the observed change in the relationship of trade to GDP poses the question whether the trade slowdown is a transitory deviation or a more long-lasting phenomenon brought about by structural changes. ... See More +

Brief 123899 FEB 01, 2018

Georgieva,Dorina Peteva; Loayza,Norman V.; Mendez Ramos,Fabian Disclosed

Bank ownership : trends and implications (English)

This paper presents recent trends in government and foreign bank ownership across countries and summarizes the evidence regarding the implications of bank ownership structure for bank performance and competition, financial stability, and access to finance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8297 JAN 08, 2018

Martinez Peria,Maria Soledad; Verrier,Jeanne Emma; Cull,Robert J. Disclosed

Case study : developing the olive oil sector in Palestine by marketing a specialty brand (English)

Partnership for growth: linking large firms and agro-processing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) presents lessons learned from various models utilized by public and private sector programs to stimulate the growth of agro-processing SMEs through linkages to larger firms in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 125938 JAN 01, 2018

Pant,Anupa Aryal; Lapres,Blair Edward; Olafsen,Ellen; Ronchi,Loraine; Cook,Peter A. Disclosed

Legal gap analysis on the uniform customs code of central america and its regulations and recommendations for implementing the trade facilitation agreement of the World Trade Organization and other best practices : Regional Central American project to support the implementation of the trade facilitation agreement (English)

As part of implementing the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) for the Central American region, several efforts are underway to determine necessary changes to the Uniform Central American Customs Code (CAUCA) and Regulations to the Uniform Central American Customs Code (RECAUCA). ... See More +

Working Paper 127592 DEC 01, 2017

Disclosed

Official Documents- Agreement between Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and IBRD as Trustee of the CEPI Trust Fund, TF069035 (English)

Grant or Trust Fund Agreement NOV 15, 2017

Maria Lourdes; Pardo Disclosed

Ghana/AFRICA- P118858- Ghana Statistics Development Program - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP4814 NOV 02, 2017

Sylvester Gyamfi Disclosed

Official Documents- Administration Agreement with SIDA for Contribution to TF072808 (English)

Trust Fund Administrative Agreement OCT 27, 2017

Pardo,Maria Lourdes Disclosed

Concept Project Information Document-Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (English)

Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet PIDISDSC20426 OCT 24, 2017

Suarez,Javier-659798 Disclosed

Open and nimble : finding stable growth in small economies (English)

Does economic size matter for economic development outcomes? If so are current policies adequately addressing the role of size in the development process? ... See More +

Publication 120598 OCT 20, 2017

Lederman,Daniel; Lesniak,Justin Thomas Disclosed

Statement by H. E. Henrique Meirelles at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by H. E. Henrique Meirelles, Minister of Finance, at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 120497 OCT 14, 2017

Disclosed

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Bought, sold, and bought again : the impact of complex value chains on export elasticities (English)
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JUL 13, 2018 WPS8535 Policy Research Working Paper
Integrating services in the economic fitness approach (English)
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JUN 21, 2018 WPS8485 Policy Research Working Paper
Maximizing the development impacts from temporary migration recommendations for Australia’s seasonal worker program (English)
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JUN 11, 2018 127068 Working Paper
Anatomy and impact of export promotion agencies (English)
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JUN 07, 2018 WPS8470 Policy Research Working Paper
Reforming non-tariff measures : from evidence to policy advice (English)
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JUN 06, 2018 127167 Publication
Services development and comparative advantage in manufacturing (English)
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MAY 22, 2018 WPS8450 Policy Research Working Paper
International data flows and privacy : the conflict and its resolution (English)
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MAY 07, 2018 WPS8431 Policy Research Working Paper
Pesticides (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 124345 Brief
Trade Facilitation Reform - The Impact of Targeted Sampling on Import Compliance (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125873 Viewpoint
Ghana/AFRICA- P118858- Ghana Statistics Development Program - Procurement Plan (English)
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FEB 23, 2018 STEP7311 Procurement Plan
Global trade : slowdown, factors, and policies (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123899 Brief
Bank ownership : trends and implications (English)
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JAN 08, 2018 WPS8297 Policy Research Working Paper
Case study : developing the olive oil sector in Palestine by marketing a specialty brand (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 125938 Working Paper
Legal gap analysis on the uniform customs code of central america and its regulations and recommendations for implementing the trade facilitation agreement of the World Trade Organization and other best practices : Regional Central American project to support the implementation of the trade facilitation agreement (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 127592 Working Paper
Official Documents- Agreement between Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and IBRD as Trustee of the CEPI Trust Fund, TF069035 (English)
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NOV 15, 2017 Grant or Trust Fund Agreement
Ghana/AFRICA- P118858- Ghana Statistics Development Program - Procurement Plan (English)
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NOV 02, 2017 STEP4814 Procurement Plan
Official Documents- Administration Agreement with SIDA for Contribution to TF072808 (English)
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OCT 27, 2017 Trust Fund Administrative Agreement
Concept Project Information Document-Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (English)
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OCT 24, 2017 PIDISDSC20426 Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Open and nimble : finding stable growth in small economies (English)
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OCT 20, 2017 120598 Publication
Statement by H. E. Henrique Meirelles at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 14, 2017 120497 Board Report