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Vietnam at a crossroads : engaging in the next generation of global value chains (English)

Vietnam has emerged as an Asian manufacturing powerhouse, carving out a role for itself within global value chains (GVCs). By specializing in assembly functions on behalf of primarily foreign firms, Vietnam has markedly increased its domestic value added, as reflected by its gross exports, which have grown by 16.6 percent annually between 1995 and 2011. ... See More +

Publication 113225 MAR 06, 2017

Hollweg,Claire Honore; Smith,Tanya; Taglioni,Daria Disclosed

Bangladesh - Export Competitiveness for Jobs Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)

The development objectives of Export Competitiveness for Jobs Project for Bangladesh are to increase employment through increased trade and private investment in leather, footwear, plastics and light engineering with export potential. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG3133 MAR 01, 2017

Lawson,Isaac Solomon 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

Innovation by design : conducting a border-crossing time-release study in Belarus (English)

In 2015, the World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) conducted a border-crossing time-release study (TRS) at three points on the Belarus border. ... See More +

Brief 111705 DEC 01, 2016

Tetyora,Victoria; Shemshenya,Irina; Abrashkevich,Aliaksandr Disclosed

Attracting investment in Bangladesh - sectoral analyses : a diagnostic trade integration study (English)

This Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) has been prepared in response to a request from the government of Bangladesh under the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) for Trade Related Technical Assistance to Least Developed Countries. ... See More +

Publication 109156 OCT 13, 2016

Kathuria,Sanjay (editor); Mezghenni Malouche,Mariem (editor) Disclosed

Russian Federation : how services contribute to competitiveness (English)

Globalization is creating many new trade and growth opportunities, with services trade increasingly becoming an issue for export-oriented economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7827 SEP 19, 2016

Saez,Juan Sebastian; Van Der Marel,Erik Leendert Disclosed

Moldova - Second Competitiveness Enhancement Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 108216 SEP 09, 2016

Disclosed

South Asia - Nepal-India Regional Trade and Transport Project (NIRTTP) : implementation review and support mission - July 29 to August 4, 2016 (English)

Aide Memoire 108756 AUG 04, 2016

Nguyen-Van Houtte,Diep Disclosed

Services and innovation for the competitiveness of the Ecuadorian economy (English)

Ecuador is one of the least diversified countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, depending heavily on oil and agriculture. This policy paper examines how services and innovation can play a role in transforming the Ecuadorian economy from one based on natural resources to one based on knowledge and services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7767 JUL 25, 2016

Rubalcaba Bermejo,Luis; Gago,David; Ariano,Maria; Tripathi,Arvind Kumar Disclosed

Organization of Eastern Caribbean States - Regional Tourism Competitiveness Project : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objectives for Regional Tourism Competitiveness project are to (i) facilitate the movement of tourists within the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States region using ferries; (ii) improve selected touristic sites; and (iii) strengthen implementation capacity for regional tourism market development. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2153 MAY 12, 2016

Coirolo,Cristina Elizabeth Disclosed

Statement by Xiaozhun Yi at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Xiaozhun Yi, Deputy Director-General at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. Today's meeting takes place against a backdrop of weak growth in world trade and output and a subdued outlook for the global economy. ... See More +

Board Report 104873 APR 16, 2016

Disclosed

What’s left for the WTO ? (English)

Suppose that when addressing the question of “what’s left for the WTO?,” tariff negotiators relied not on the agenda established in 2001 but instead on the terms-of-trade theory of trade agreements to identify negotiating priorities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7502 DEC 02, 2015

Bown,Chad P. Disclosed

Regionalism in services : a study of ASEAN (English)

Can regionalism do what multilateralism has so far failed to do—promote greater openness of services markets? Although previous research has pointed to the wider and deeper legal commitments under regional agreements as proof that it can, no previous study has assessed the impact of such agreements on applied policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7498 NOV 17, 2015

Gootiiz,Batshur; Mattoo,Aaditya Disclosed

Dark costs, missing data : shedding some light on services trade (English)

A structural gravity model is used to estimate barriers to services trade across many sectors, countries, and time. Since the disaggregated output data needed to infer border barriers flexibly are often missing for services, this paper derives a novel methodology for projecting output data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7465 OCT 29, 2015

Anderson,James E.; Borchert,Ingo; Mattoo,Aaditya; Yotov,Yoto Valentinov Disclosed

Trade agreements and enforcement : evidence from WTO dispute settlement (English)

This paper examines the implications of the terms-of-trade theory for the determinants of outcomes arising under the enforcement provisions of international agreements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7242 APR 20, 2015

Bown,Chad P.; Reynolds,Kara Marie Disclosed

Barriers on agricultural exports : economic and social impacts of disposal : Barreras sobre las exportaciones agropecuarias : impactos económicos y sociales de su eliminación (Spanish)

This report quantifies the short run impacts of eliminating agricultural export barriers on several variables including treasury revenues, fiscal federalism, farm gate prices,consumer foodstuffs prices and sector employment. ... See More +

Working Paper 104002 JAN 01, 2015

Nogués,Julio J. Disclosed

International tradability indices for services (English)

This paper uses a theoretically grounded model of international trade to estimate the cross-border tradability of services. The resulting indices cover up to 99 countries and ten sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6712 NOV 01, 2013

van der Marel, Erik; Shepherd, Ben Disclosed

Development at the border : policies and national integration in Cote d’Ivoire and its neighbors (English)

By applying regression discontinuity designs to a set of household surveys from the 1980-90s, the authors examine whether Cote d’Ivoire’s aggregate wealth was translated at the borders of neighboring countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 112417 OCT 14, 2013

Cogneau,Denis; Mesple Somps,Sandrine; Spielvogel, Gilles Disclosed

Can open service sector FDI policy enhance manufacturing productivity? Evidence from Indonesia (English)

Drawing on the findings of recent research, this note examines the extent to which changes to policy restrictions on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Indonesian service sector affected the performance of downstream manufacturers during 1997-2009. ... See More +

Brief 75321 FEB 01, 2013

Duggan, Victor; Rahardja, Sjamsu; Varela, Gonzalo Disclosed

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Vietnam at a crossroads : engaging in the next generation of global value chains (English)
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MAR 06, 2017 113225 Publication
Bangladesh - Export Competitiveness for Jobs Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 SFG3133 Resettlement Plan
Services in the trans-pacific partnership : what would be lost? (English)
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FEB 07, 2017 WPS7964 Policy Research Working Paper
Innovation by design : conducting a border-crossing time-release study in Belarus (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 111705 Brief
Attracting investment in Bangladesh - sectoral analyses : a diagnostic trade integration study (English)
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OCT 13, 2016 109156 Publication
Russian Federation : how services contribute to competitiveness (English)
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SEP 19, 2016 WPS7827 Policy Research Working Paper
Moldova - Second Competitiveness Enhancement Project : procurement plan (English)
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SEP 09, 2016 108216 Procurement Plan
South Asia - Nepal-India Regional Trade and Transport Project (NIRTTP) : implementation review and support mission - July 29 to August 4, 2016 (English)
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AUG 04, 2016 108756 Aide Memoire
Services and innovation for the competitiveness of the Ecuadorian economy (English)
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JUL 25, 2016 WPS7767 Policy Research Working Paper
Organization of Eastern Caribbean States - Regional Tourism Competitiveness Project : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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MAY 12, 2016 SFG2153 Environmental Assessment
Statement by Xiaozhun Yi at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104873 Board Report
What’s left for the WTO ? (English)
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DEC 02, 2015 WPS7502 Policy Research Working Paper
Regionalism in services : a study of ASEAN (English)
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NOV 17, 2015 WPS7498 Policy Research Working Paper
Dark costs, missing data : shedding some light on services trade (English)
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OCT 29, 2015 WPS7465 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade agreements and enforcement : evidence from WTO dispute settlement (English)
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APR 20, 2015 WPS7242 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Barriers on agricultural exports : economic and social impacts of disposal : Barreras sobre las exportaciones agropecuarias : impactos económicos y sociales de su eliminación (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2015 104002 Working Paper
International tradability indices for services (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6712 Policy Research Working Paper
Development at the border : policies and national integration in Cote d’Ivoire and its neighbors (English)
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OCT 14, 2013 112417 Journal Article
Can open service sector FDI policy enhance manufacturing productivity? Evidence from Indonesia (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 75321 Brief