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Have Robots Grounded the Flying Geese? : Evidence from Greenfield FDI in Manufacturing (English)

For decades, manufacturers around the world have outsourced production to countries with lower labor costs. However, there is a concern that robotization in high-income countries will challenge this shifting international division of labor known as the "flying geese" paradigm. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9097 DEC 26, 2019

Hallward-Driemeier,Mary C.; Nayyar,Gaurav Disclosed

Trade, Global Value Chains and GDP Comovemement : An Empirical Investigation (English)

This paper provides up-to-date characterization of the association between trade and GDP comovement -- also called the trade comovement slope -- for 150 countries from 1962 to 2011. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9091 DEC 18, 2019

De Soyres,Francois Michel Marie Raphael; Gaillard,Alexandre Gwen Simon Disclosed

China/Russia 2030 : Implications for the Horticulture Sector in Central Asia (Vol. 2) : Summary (English)

In China, changing demographics, rising incomes and shifting consumer preferences have resulted in an ever-growing demand for food that is more varied, healthier and of higher quality and this demand is set to persist well into the future. ... See More +

Report AUS0001270 DEC 17, 2019

Disclosed

The Measurement and Analysis of E-Commerce : Frameworks for Improving Data Availability (English)

Interest in the expansion of e-commerce as a driver for economic development, especially ecommerce across borders, has intensified in recent years. ... See More +

Report 144832 DEC 01, 2019

Ferrantino,Michael Joseph; Koten,Emine Elcin Disclosed

Afghanistan Development Brief : Revenue Collection Amidst Elections in Afghanistan (English)

This note gives a brief overview of domestic revenue collection in Afghanistan. It provides anassessment of this fiscal year's revenue collection to date, looking at revenue shortfalls againsttargets, collections by tax type (including one-offs) and agency. ... See More +

Brief 144007 NOV 01, 2019

Disclosed

Capital Allocation in Developing Countries (English)

This paper investigates the sources of capital misallocation across a group of 11 developing and developed countries. The main findings are (i) technological frictions, namely, adjustment costs and uncertainty, account for only a modest share of observed misallocation, leaving ample scope for other factors; (ii) heterogeneity in firm-level technologies potentially explains between one-quarter and one-half; but (iii) dispersion in markups is much smaller; and (iv) after accounting for these factors, on average, at least 50 percent of misallocation within each of these countries remains unexplained, suggesting a large role for additional, potentially distortionary factors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9031 OCT 01, 2019

David,Joel Michael; Venkateswaran,Venky; Cusolito,Ana Paula; Didier Brandao,Tatiana Disclosed

How Do Cultural Differences Affect Trade Reciprocity between Developed and Developing Countries? (English)

Cultural distance in this Brief refers to the gap between development narratives promoted from the developed world—from experts, policymakers, and international organizations—versus political-economy practices in the developing world. ... See More +

Brief 142846 OCT 01, 2019

Singh,J.P. Disclosed

Exporting Financial services in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

According to the World Trade Organization (WTO), trade in services has become the most dynamic segment of world trade, growing more quickly than trade in goods. ... See More +

Brief 142135 SEP 01, 2019

Gonzalez,Adrian Francisco; Lopez Rocha,Silvia Carolina; Yang,Rongpeng; Youbi,Marilyne Florence Mafoboue; Zabalbeitia Mugica,Ines Disclosed

India - SOUTH ASIA- P154990- Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP23919 AUG 29, 2019

WASEEM BASHIR DEV Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Western Balkans Trade and Transport Facilitation - P162043 - Sequence No : 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR38160 AUG 05, 2019

Tan,Shawn Weiming Disclosed

The Basics of Food Traceability (English)

This publication explains the concept of traceability systems in the food industry and discusses its main components. It includes a list of key traceability requirements established internationally and in European legislation. ... See More +

Working Paper 139739 JUL 25, 2019

Disclosed

Foreign Trade and Export Support From the Novgorod Region : Performance Analysis and Recommendations (English)

The following report is aimed at providing policymakers in the Government of the Novgorod region with practical analysis and recommendations to increase regional exports to foreign markets. ... See More +

Report 139480 JUN 27, 2019

Disclosed

Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 3 - Where has trade growth come from in São Tomé and Príncipe (English)

This note examines the competitiveness of the export sector in São Tomé and Príncipe. It relies on the framework developed by Reis and Farole (2012) and examines the export competitiveness along four complementary dimensions: export growth and market shares, diversification in terms of product and destinations, quality of exports, and the survival or persistence of export flows. ... See More +

Report 139086 JUN 26, 2019

Signoret,Jose E. Disclosed

Services for Trade Competitiveness : Country and Regional Assessments of Services Trade (English)

Recognizing that services affect the ability of countries and their firms to compete on international markets, the World Bank’s Trade and Regional Integration Unit has developed an extensive work program to promote the performance of countries’ domestic services sectors, including services trade. ... See More +

Publication 137424 JUN 05, 2019

Hollweg,Claire Honore; Saez,Juan Sebastian Disclosed

Trade Integration and Growth : Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper examines the growth effects of different dimensions of international trade integration -- notably, volume, diversification, and natural resource dependence -- in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8859 MAY 20, 2019

Calderon,Cesar; Castillo Castro,Catalina Disclosed

India - Assam Inland Water Transport Project : Environmental Assessment (Vol. 8) : Annexure 6.3 : Report on Ganges River - Dolphin Population Census Survey in Brahmaputra River System (English)

The development objectives of the Assam Inland Water Transport Project for India are to: (a) improve passenger ferry infrastructure and services in Assam, and (b) improve the institutional capacity and framework. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG5521 MAY 01, 2019

Chase,India Coreen Disclosed

Exploring the Heterogeneous Effects of Export Promotion (English)

A semiparametric varying coefficient model is used to explore the heterogeneity in returns to export promotion across countries. Differences in characteristics of export-promotion agencies drive the heterogeneity in returns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8833 APR 29, 2019

Olarreaga,Marcelo; Sperlich,Stefan; Trachsel,Virginie Disclosed

Assessing the Value of Market Access from Belt and Road Projects (English)

This paper describes a parsimonious approach to the economic analysis of transportation investments. In a gravity model of trade, project benefits may be summarized by a money metric for the change in market access experienced by all cities due to the investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8815 APR 11, 2019

Reed,Tristan; Trubetskoy,Alexandr Disclosed

The Belt and Road Initiative : Reshaping Economic Geography in Central Asia? (English)

This paper develops a computable spatial equilibrium model of Central Asia and uses it to analyze the possible effects of the Belt Road Initiative on the economy of the region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8807 APR 08, 2019

Bird,Julia Helen; Lebrand,Mathilde Sylvie Maria; Venables,Anthony J. Disclosed

Inflation and Exchange Rate Pass-Through (English)

The degree to which domestic prices adjust to exchange rate movements is key to understanding inflation dynamics, and hence to guiding monetary policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8780 MAR 13, 2019

Ha,Jongrim; Stocker,Marc; Yilmazkuday,Hakan Disclosed

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Have Robots Grounded the Flying Geese? : Evidence from Greenfield FDI in Manufacturing (English)
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DEC 26, 2019 WPS9097 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade, Global Value Chains and GDP Comovemement : An Empirical Investigation (English)
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DEC 18, 2019 WPS9091 Policy Research Working Paper
China/Russia 2030 : Implications for the Horticulture Sector in Central Asia (Vol. 2) : Summary (English)
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DEC 17, 2019 AUS0001270 Report
The Measurement and Analysis of E-Commerce : Frameworks for Improving Data Availability (English)
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DEC 01, 2019 144832 Report
Afghanistan Development Brief : Revenue Collection Amidst Elections in Afghanistan (English)
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NOV 01, 2019 144007 Brief
Capital Allocation in Developing Countries (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 WPS9031 Policy Research Working Paper
How Do Cultural Differences Affect Trade Reciprocity between Developed and Developing Countries? (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 142846 Brief
Exporting Financial services in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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SEP 01, 2019 142135 Brief
India - SOUTH ASIA- P154990- Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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AUG 29, 2019 STEP23919 Procurement Plan
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Western Balkans Trade and Transport Facilitation - P162043 - Sequence No : 01 (English)
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AUG 05, 2019 ISR38160 Implementation Status and Results Report
The Basics of Food Traceability (English)
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JUL 25, 2019 139739 Working Paper
Foreign Trade and Export Support From the Novgorod Region : Performance Analysis and Recommendations (English)
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JUN 27, 2019 139480 Report
Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 3 - Where has trade growth come from in São Tomé and Príncipe (English)
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JUN 26, 2019 139086 Report
Services for Trade Competitiveness : Country and Regional Assessments of Services Trade (English)
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JUN 05, 2019 137424 Publication
Trade Integration and Growth : Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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MAY 20, 2019 WPS8859 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Assam Inland Water Transport Project : Environmental Assessment (Vol. 8) : Annexure 6.3 : Report on Ganges River - Dolphin Population Census Survey in Brahmaputra River System (English)
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MAY 01, 2019 SFG5521 Environmental Assessment
Exploring the Heterogeneous Effects of Export Promotion (English)
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APR 29, 2019 WPS8833 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing the Value of Market Access from Belt and Road Projects (English)
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APR 11, 2019 WPS8815 Policy Research Working Paper
The Belt and Road Initiative : Reshaping Economic Geography in Central Asia? (English)
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APR 08, 2019 WPS8807 Policy Research Working Paper
Inflation and Exchange Rate Pass-Through (English)
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MAR 13, 2019 WPS8780 Policy Research Working Paper