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Using gross trade data to map archetypal GVCs (English)

This paper introduces a new, publicly available database for tracking merchandise trade in the global value chains for apparel/textile/footwear, motor vehicles and parts, and electronics, developed originally for in-depth analysis at the country level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8296 JAN 08, 2018

Ferrantino,Michael Joseph; Schmidt,Gabriela Disclosed

Lao People's Democratic Republic - Customs and Trade Facilitation Project (English)

Ratings of the Customs and Trade Facilitation Project for Lao People's Democratic Republic were as follows: outcome was satisfactory, Bank performance was satisfactory, and monitoring and evaluation quality was substantial. ... See More +

Board Report ICR4226 DEC 28, 2017

Disclosed

Afghanistan - Second Customs Reform and Trade Facilitation Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Second Customs Reform and Trade Facilitation Project for Afghanistan is to improve the release of legitimate goods in a fair and efficient manner. ... See More +

Project Paper RES30675 DEC 18, 2017

Disclosed

The global costs of protectionism (English)

This paper quantifies the wide-ranging costs of potential increases in worldwide barriers to trade in two scenarios. First, a coordinated global withdrawal of tariff commitments from all existing bilateral/regional trade agreements, as well as from unilateral preferential schemes coupled with an increase in the cost of traded services, is estimated to result in annual worldwide real income losses of 0.3 percent or US$211 billion relative to the baseline after three years. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8277 DEC 14, 2017

Kutlina-Dimitrova,Zornitsa; Lakatos,Csilla Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: taking stock; major data releases; activity and inflation; trade and finance; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 122073 DEC 08, 2017

Disclosed

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

Working Paper 121928 DEC 06, 2017

Signoret,José; Echandi,Roberto; Licetti,Martha Martínez; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Iootty,Mariana Disclosed

Restructuring Paper Disclosable- Mobile Innovation Project under EPIC - P132570 : Caribbean - Mobile Innovation Project under EPIC Project : restructuring (English)

Project Paper RES30067 NOV 30, 2017

Hader,Sabine Disclosed

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

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

Board Report 120501 OCT 14, 2017

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

Statement by Mr. Roberto Azevedo at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Roberto Azevedo, Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO) at the ninety sixth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 120509 OCT 14, 2017

Disclosed

Maldives - Country snapshot (English)

Maldives, whose population of about 400,000 people is dispersed over 188 islands vulnerable to climate change, has an economy narrowly based on tourism and fisheries. ... See More +

Working Paper 120417 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: monthly highlights; special focus; recent prospects group publications; recent World Bank working papers; recent World Bank reports; table A: major data releases; table B: activity and inflation; table C: trade and finance; table D: financial markets; and table E: commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 121774 OCT 01, 2017

Vorisek,Dana Lauren; Stocker,Marc Disclosed

Pakistan - Peshawar-Torkham Economic Corridor Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social impact assessment for Peshawar – Torkham expressway (component I) (English)

The development objective of the Peshawar Torkham Economic Corridor Project for Pakistan is to ensure safety at higher speeds on modern road. In the long run, the project is expected to be financially viable, socially acceptable, environmentally manageable, gender-neutral and pro-poverty alleviation. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3991 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Grow with the flow : IEG evaluation of World Bank Group support to facilitating trade 2006-17 (English)

Trade is a key stimulus to economic growth, fundamental to the competitiveness of developing country firms and industries. With appropriate complementary policies and programs, it can be a major source of employment and enhanced consumer welfare for the poor. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 120638 SEP 22, 2017

Disclosed

Facilitating trade through competitive, low-carbon transport : the case for Vietnam's inland and coastal waterways (Chinese,Zhuang, Chuang)

In Vietnam, sustained high rates of growth in gross domestic product (GDP) averaging 7.2 percent per year over the past 20 years have resulted in higher demand for freight transport. ... See More +

Publication 83030 SEP 13, 2017

Blancas Mendivil,Luis C.; El-Hifnawi, M. Baher Disclosed

A bit far ? geography, international economic agreements, and foreign direct investment : evidence from emerging markets (English)

How do international economic agreements influence the investment patterns of firms from emerging economies? This paper studies the ways in which bilateral investment treaties and preferential trade agreements interact with geographic and cultural distance to influence firms' investment patterns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8185 SEP 07, 2017

Gomez-Mera,Laura; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: monthly highlights; special focus; recent prospects group publications; recent World Bank working papers; recent World Bank reports; table A: major data releases; table B: activity and inflation; table C: trade and finance; table D: financial markets; and table E: commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 120263 SEP 01, 2017

Disclosed

Hayek, local information, and commanding heights : decentralizing state-owned enterprises in China (English)

Hayek (1945) argues that local information is key to understanding the efficiency of alternative economic systems and whether production should be centralized or decentralized. ... See More +

Journal Article 122574 AUG 01, 2017

Li,Lixing; Huang,Zhangkai; Xu,Lixin Colin; Ma,Guangrong Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletters are as follows: taking stock; major data releases; activity and inflation; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 117841 JUL 21, 2017

Disclosed

A proximity-based approach to labor mobility in CGE models with an application to Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

The ease with which workers can move between sectors has a strong impact on the effects on labor markets of shocks such as changes in world prices or migration flows. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8151 JUL 20, 2017

Lofgren,Hans; Cicowiez,Martin Disclosed

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Using gross trade data to map archetypal GVCs (English)
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JAN 08, 2018 WPS8296 Policy Research Working Paper
Lao People's Democratic Republic - Customs and Trade Facilitation Project (English)
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DEC 28, 2017 ICR4226 Board Report
Afghanistan - Second Customs Reform and Trade Facilitation Project : restructuring (English)
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DEC 18, 2017 RES30675 Project Paper
The global costs of protectionism (English)
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DEC 14, 2017 WPS8277 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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DEC 08, 2017 122073 Newsletter
Strengthening Argentina’s integration in the global economy : policy proposals for trade, investment, and competition (English)
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DEC 06, 2017 121928 Working Paper
Restructuring Paper Disclosable- Mobile Innovation Project under EPIC - P132570 : Caribbean - Mobile Innovation Project under EPIC Project : restructuring (English)
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NOV 30, 2017 RES30067 Project Paper
Statement by H.E. Apisak Tantivorawong at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 14, 2017 120501 Board Report
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
Statement by Mr. Roberto Azevedo at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 14, 2017 120509 Board Report
Maldives - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120417 Working Paper
DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 121774 Newsletter
Pakistan - Peshawar-Torkham Economic Corridor Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social impact assessment for Peshawar – Torkham expressway (component I) (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 SFG3991 Environmental Assessment
Grow with the flow : IEG evaluation of World Bank Group support to facilitating trade 2006-17 (English)
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SEP 22, 2017 120638 IEG Approach Paper
Facilitating trade through competitive, low-carbon transport : the case for Vietnam's inland and coastal waterways (Chinese,Zhuang, Chuang)
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SEP 13, 2017 83030 Publication
A bit far ? geography, international economic agreements, and foreign direct investment : evidence from emerging markets (English)
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SEP 07, 2017 WPS8185 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 120263 Newsletter
Hayek, local information, and commanding heights : decentralizing state-owned enterprises in China (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 122574 Journal Article
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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JUL 21, 2017 117841 Newsletter
A proximity-based approach to labor mobility in CGE models with an application to Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUL 20, 2017 WPS8151 Policy Research Working Paper