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Deep trade agreements and global value chains (English)

Preferential trade agreements have become deeper over time, often encompassing policy areas that go beyond traditional trade policy, such as investment, competition, and intellectual property rights protection. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8491 JUN 25, 2018

Laget,Edith; Osnago,Alberto; Rocha,Nadia; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Tunisia - Third Governance, Opportunities, and Jobs Development Policy Loans Project (English)

Ratings for the Third Governance, Opportunities, and Jobs Development Policy Loans Project for Tunisia were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was significant, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4324 MAY 15, 2018

Disclosed

Strengthening Argentina’s integration into the global economy : policy proposals for trade, investment, and competition (English)

Argentina needs to lift and stabilize economic growth to create more and better jobs while reigniting productivity to bring income closer to that of more advanced economies. ... See More +

Publication 125115 APR 10, 2018

Martinez Licetti,Martha; Iootty,Mariana; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Signoret,Jose E. Spanish Disclosed

Selection, firm turnover, and productivity growth : do emerging cities speed up the process? (English)

This paper identifies and estimates the impact of firm entry and exit on plant-level productivity in Ethiopia as part of a selection mechanism that might be driving aggregate productivity growth in cities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8291 JAN 02, 2018

Zeufack,Albert G.; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Jones,Patricia Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Jamaica Foundations for Competitiveness and Growth - P147665 - Sequence No : 07 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR31051 DEC 29, 2017

Vis,Thomas A. Disclosed

Lei das agências : an analysis of draft law on regulatory agencies (English)

Since 2013, a new legislation was being drafted by the Senate of Brazil, in response to the perception that the Agencies often lack financial, administrative and decision making autonomy, are subject to capture by both overt and tacit political interference, with appointees lacking the necessary skills and independence. ... See More +

Working Paper 122076 DEC 15, 2017

Disclosed

Official Documents- Loan Agreement for Loan 8803-EG (Closing Package) (English)

Loan Agreement DEC 08, 2017

Gheshan,Saba Nabeel M Disclosed

Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the European Commission on behalf of the European Union for Contribution to TF072952 (English)

Trust Fund Administrative Agreement NOV 30, 2017

Goldstein,Daria Disclosed

Financial and institutional analysis and technical assistance plan for the Greater Amman Municipality (English)

The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) is a high-capacity municipality with many financial and institutional strengths. It is uniquely positioned within Jordan, has a relatively high institutional capacity (including having developed a five-year plan and a long-term financial forecast), generates significant annual operating surpluses, and has a very good relationship with its major banker. ... See More +

Working Paper 121373 NOV 12, 2017

Disclosed

Ethiopia : Impacts of the Birr devaluation on inflation : 1 (English)

On October 10, 2017, the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) devalued the Birr by 15 percent as pressures on the foreign exchange intensified. According to the Government, the devaluation was undertaken to encourage exports and overcome the foreign exchange shortage. ... See More +

Brief 121807 NOV 08, 2017

Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Jamaica Foundations for Competitiveness and Growth - P147665 - Sequence No : 06 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR28153 OCT 11, 2017

Vis,Thomas A. Disclosed

Achieving full and effective corporatization of port authorities: reform models from global experience (English)

Port corporatization has become the model of choice for countries that have been reluctant to entirely privatize their port authorities. Today, the most commonly pursued route for port governance reform embraces the concept of an autonomous, government-owned port authority with terminal operations under private companies. ... See More +

Brief 120581 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Trade creation and trade diversion in deep agreements (English)

Preferential trade agreements have boomed in recent years and extended their reach well beyond tariff reduction, to cover policy areas such as investment, competition, and intellectual property rights. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8206 SEP 27, 2017

Mattoo,Aaditya; Mulabdic,Alen; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

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

Procurement Plan 121900 AUG 15, 2017

Disclosed

A step ahead : competition policy for shared prosperity and inclusive growth (English)

Sustainable economic development has played a major role in the decline Of global poverty in the past two decades. There is no doubt that competitive markets are key drivers of economic growth and productivity. ... See More +

Publication 117874 JUN 27, 2017

Pop,Georgiana; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Nyman,Sara; Begazo Gomez,Tania Priscilla; Carrieri,Silvia; Analyst; Policy; Davies,John; Thiemann,Ania Disclosed

Horizontal depth : a new database on the content of preferential trade agreements (English)

Preferential trade agreements are an important feature of the global trade system. Several questions, ranging from the rationale for preferential arrangements to their impact on members, non-members and the broader multilateral trade system, are at the forefront of academic and policy debates in trade policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7981 FEB 22, 2017

Hofmann,Claudia; Osnago,Alberto; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Allocating HIV funding efficiently in Myanmar: analyses using the optima HIV model (English)

The report summarizes the findings of an allocative efficiency analysis of Myanmar's national HIV epidemic and response. At the request of the Government of Myanmar, the World Bank and UNAIDS led an analysis of the allocation of resources used in the HIV response, to consider whether a different allocation could prevent more HIV-related deaths and new infections. ... See More +

Working Paper 128736 FEB 01, 2017

Osornprasop,Sutayut; Boonto, Krittayawan; Estill, Janne; Barańczuk, Zofia; Wilson, David; Prestidge,Marelize; Masaki,Emiko; Pyne,Hnin Hnin; Kham,Nang Mo Disclosed

Jamaica - Jamaica Foundations for Competitiveness and Growth : P147665 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 05 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR26406 JAN 26, 2017

Vis,Thomas A. Disclosed

Deep integration and UK-EU trade relations (English)

This paper studies the impact of deep agreements on United Kingdom-European Union trade relations. A standard gravity model is applied to assess the effect that European Union membership had on the United Kingdom's trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7947 JAN 19, 2017

Mulabdic,Alen; Osnago,Alberto; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Australian urban water reform story with detailed case study on New South Wales (English)

In 2016, the International Water Centre (IWC), with funding from the World Bank, commenced a review of the water utilities reform processes in Australia. ... See More +

Working Paper 117112 JAN 01, 2017

Salisbury, Chris; Head, Brian W.; Groom,Eric Ian Disclosed

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Deep trade agreements and global value chains (English)
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JUN 25, 2018 WPS8491 Policy Research Working Paper
Tunisia - Third Governance, Opportunities, and Jobs Development Policy Loans Project (English)
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MAY 15, 2018 ICR4324 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Strengthening Argentina’s integration into the global economy : policy proposals for trade, investment, and competition (English)
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APR 10, 2018 125115 Publication Spanish
Selection, firm turnover, and productivity growth : do emerging cities speed up the process? (English)
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JAN 02, 2018 WPS8291 Policy Research Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Jamaica Foundations for Competitiveness and Growth - P147665 - Sequence No : 07 (English)
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DEC 29, 2017 ISR31051 Implementation Status and Results Report
Lei das agências : an analysis of draft law on regulatory agencies (English)
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DEC 15, 2017 122076 Working Paper
Official Documents- Loan Agreement for Loan 8803-EG (Closing Package) (English)
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DEC 08, 2017 Loan Agreement
Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the European Commission on behalf of the European Union for Contribution to TF072952 (English)
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NOV 30, 2017 Trust Fund Administrative Agreement
Financial and institutional analysis and technical assistance plan for the Greater Amman Municipality (English)
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NOV 12, 2017 121373 Working Paper
Ethiopia : Impacts of the Birr devaluation on inflation : 1 (English)
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NOV 08, 2017 121807 Brief
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Jamaica Foundations for Competitiveness and Growth - P147665 - Sequence No : 06 (English)
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OCT 11, 2017 ISR28153 Implementation Status and Results Report
Achieving full and effective corporatization of port authorities: reform models from global experience (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120581 Brief
Trade creation and trade diversion in deep agreements (English)
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SEP 27, 2017 WPS8206 Policy Research Working Paper
Moldova - Second Competitiveness Enhancement Project : procurement plan (English)
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AUG 15, 2017 121900 Procurement Plan
A step ahead : competition policy for shared prosperity and inclusive growth (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 117874 Publication
Horizontal depth : a new database on the content of preferential trade agreements (English)
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FEB 22, 2017 WPS7981 Policy Research Working Paper
Allocating HIV funding efficiently in Myanmar: analyses using the optima HIV model (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 128736 Working Paper
Jamaica - Jamaica Foundations for Competitiveness and Growth : P147665 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 05 (English)
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JAN 26, 2017 ISR26406 Implementation Status and Results Report
Deep integration and UK-EU trade relations (English)
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JAN 19, 2017 WPS7947 Policy Research Working Paper
Australian urban water reform story with detailed case study on New South Wales (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 117112 Working Paper