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Reducing Market Distortions for a More Prosperous Ukraine : Proposals for Market Regulation, Competition Policy, and Institutional Reform (English)

In Ukraine, the government’s economic interventions have a major influence on market outcomes. The propensity of SOEs and politically connected firms in concentrated markets to lobby for regulatory protections and other policy-based advantages underscores the importance of mainstreaming the principle of competitive neutrality in government interventions. ... See More +

Working Paper 135463 MAR 01, 2019

Pop,Georgiana; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Gramegna Mesa,Soulange Fatima; Dauda,Seidu Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - National AIDS Control Support Project - P130299 - Sequence No : 12 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR34507 FEB 26, 2019

Mutasa,Ronald Upenyu Disclosed

Enforcing Competition and Firm Productivity : Evidence from 1,800 Peruvian Municipalities (English)

This paper uses a unique data set that captures the elimination of subnational regulatory barriers to firm entry and competition across 1,800 municipalities and matches it with establishment census panel data to estimate the impact on establishment productivity and markups. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8714 JAN 22, 2019

Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias; Sampi Bravo,James Robert Ezequiel Disclosed

Official Documents- Amendment No. 1 to the Administration Agreement with the European Commission on behalf of the European Union for TF072952 (English)

Agreement NOV 12, 2018

LEGRL Disclosed

Fostering Competition in the Philippines : The Challenge of Restrictive Regulations (English)

The objective of this report is to identify existing regulatory restraints to competition in key sectors and the economy as a whole and use them to design an effective competition policy for the Philippines. ... See More +

Working Paper 134949 NOV 01, 2018

Miralles Murciego,Graciela; Galang,Roberto Martin Nolan; Nyman,Sara; Ore Monago,Tilsa Guillermina; Zipitria,Leandro Deambrosio Disclosed

Motivational Interviewing to Increase HIV Testing Among Men Who have Sex with Men in Malaysia (English)

In 2014, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) was awarded to Malaysia. With funding support from GFATM, KLASS, a civil society organization, has been implementing an innovative approach of case management to increase uptake of HIV testing and treatment in MSM. ... See More +

Working Paper 130457 OCT 01, 2018

Lim,Sin How; Naning,Herlianna; Akbar,Mohd; Saifi,Rumana; Jackson,Alison; Othman,Sajaratulnisah; Pang,Joselyn; Osornprasop,Sutayut; Kamarulzaman,Adeeba Disclosed

Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the European Commission on behalf of the European Union for Contribution to TF073124 (English)

Trust Fund Administrative Agreement JUL 30, 2018

LEGRL Disclosed

Senegal - Better Markets for All through Competition Policy (English)

This report reviews the status of competition policies and their effectiveness in promoting functioning markets and more efficient resource allocation in Senegal. ... See More +

Report 132980 JUL 01, 2018

Corthay,Laurent Olivier; Pop,Georgiana Disclosed

Guide for Policy-Makers : Pro-competition Market Solutions to Address Key Bottlenecks in Senegal’s Telecommunications Services (English)

The telecommunications sector has been identified as a crucial pillar of future growth by the government of Senegal. This note highlights how Senegal can benefit from tackling bottlenecks to competition along upstream and downstream wholesale telecommunications markets to unleash its full potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 132971 JUL 01, 2018

Begazo,Tania; Pop,Georgiana; Mugyenyi,Philana; Coelho,Gonçalo Disclosed

Guide for Policy-Makers : Pro-Competition Market Solutions to Address Key Bottlenecks in Senegal’s Groundnut Value Chain (English)

The government of Senegal is developing a new strategy to improve the competitiveness of the groundnut sector, aimed at reestablishing Senegal as a leading producer of groundnuts. ... See More +

Working Paper 132972 JUL 01, 2018

Mugyenyi,Philana; Nyman,Sara; Koschorke,Julian Alexander; Caminas Mora,Marta; Pop,Georgiana Disclosed

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

Privilege-Resistant Policies in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Unemployment rates in the region are among the highest in the world, especially for young graduates. Recent analytic work trying to explain weak job creation and insufficient private sector dynamism points to formal and informal barriers to entry and competition. ... See More +

Publication 130472 JUN 02, 2018

Mahmood,Syed Akhtar; Ait Ali Slimane,Meriem Arabic, French Disclosed

Privilege-Resistant Policies in the Middle East and North Africa (French)

Unemployment rates in the region are among the highest in the world, especially for young graduates. Recent analytic work trying to explain weak job creation and insufficient private sector dynamism points to formal and informal barriers to entry and competition. ... See More +

Publication 130472 JUN 02, 2018

Mahmood,Syed A.; Ait Ali Slimane,Meriem Arabic, English Disclosed

Privilege-Resistant Policies in the Middle East and North Africa (Arabic)

Unemployment rates in the region are among the highest in the world, especially for young graduates. Recent analytic work trying to explain weak job creation and insufficient private sector dynamism points to formal and informal barriers to entry and competition. ... See More +

Publication 130472 JUN 02, 2018

Mahmood,Syed A.; Ait Ali Slimane,Meriem French, English Disclosed

Promoting Competition in Local Markets in Mexico : A Subnational Application of the World Bank Group's Markets and Competition Policy Assessment Tool (English)

Stagnant productivity growth and high disparities in productivity levels across Mexican states have been holding back economic growth. In general, Mexico’s federal government has a solid competition policy framework in place. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000133 JUN 01, 2018

Gramegna Mesa,Soulange Fatima; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Villaran,Lucia Disclosed

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

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 +

Report 125115 JUN 01, 2018

Martinez Licetti,Martha; Iootty De Paiva Dias,Mariana English 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)

The administration of President Mauricio Macri in Argentina faces an economy that is poorly connected with the world economy. 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 126128 APR 18, 2018

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

Leniency to Combat Hard Core Cartels : Policy Guidance to Strengthen the Indonesian Competition Framework (English)

Indonesia has the possibility of incorporating effective tools to combat cartels in its competition law. Hard core cartels, agreements among competitors to fix prices, divide or share markets, restrict output, rig bids in tenders, or divide or share markets - are the most harmful violation of competition law, burdening consumers (families, businesses and governments) worldwide with multibillion-dollar losses each year. ... See More +

Working Paper 131396 MAR 02, 2018

Disclosed

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Reducing Market Distortions for a More Prosperous Ukraine : Proposals for Market Regulation, Competition Policy, and Institutional Reform (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135463 Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - National AIDS Control Support Project - P130299 - Sequence No : 12 (English)
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FEB 26, 2019 ISR34507 Implementation Status and Results Report
Enforcing Competition and Firm Productivity : Evidence from 1,800 Peruvian Municipalities (English)
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JAN 22, 2019 WPS8714 Policy Research Working Paper
Official Documents- Amendment No. 1 to the Administration Agreement with the European Commission on behalf of the European Union for TF072952 (English)
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NOV 12, 2018 Agreement
Fostering Competition in the Philippines : The Challenge of Restrictive Regulations (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 134949 Working Paper
Motivational Interviewing to Increase HIV Testing Among Men Who have Sex with Men in Malaysia (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130457 Working Paper
Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the European Commission on behalf of the European Union for Contribution to TF073124 (English)
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JUL 30, 2018 Trust Fund Administrative Agreement
Senegal - Better Markets for All through Competition Policy (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 132980 Report
Guide for Policy-Makers : Pro-competition Market Solutions to Address Key Bottlenecks in Senegal’s Telecommunications Services (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 132971 Working Paper
Guide for Policy-Makers : Pro-Competition Market Solutions to Address Key Bottlenecks in Senegal’s Groundnut Value Chain (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 132972 Working Paper
Deep trade agreements and global value chains (English)
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JUN 25, 2018 WPS8491 Policy Research Working Paper
Privilege-Resistant Policies in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JUN 02, 2018 130472 Publication Arabic, French
Privilege-Resistant Policies in the Middle East and North Africa (French)
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JUN 02, 2018 130472 Publication Arabic, English
Privilege-Resistant Policies in the Middle East and North Africa (Arabic)
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JUN 02, 2018 130472 Publication French, English
Promoting Competition in Local Markets in Mexico : A Subnational Application of the World Bank Group's Markets and Competition Policy Assessment Tool (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 AUS0000133 Working Paper
Strengthening Argentina’s integration into the global economy : policy proposals for trade, investment, and competition : Strengthening Argentina's integration into the global economy : policy proposals for trade, investment, and competition (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2018 125115 Report English
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 18, 2018 126128 Publication
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
Leniency to Combat Hard Core Cartels : Policy Guidance to Strengthen the Indonesian Competition Framework (English)
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MAR 02, 2018 131396 Working Paper