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Trade developments in 2016 : policy uncertainty weighs on world trade (English)

2016 is the fifth consecutive year of sluggish trade growth and the year with the weakest trade performance since the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper 112930 FEB 21, 2017

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Georgia - Third Regional Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 4) : Environmental review for third regional restoration of Dusheti city park (English)

The objective of the Third Regional Development Project for Georgia is to improve infrastructure services and institutional capacity to support increased contribution of tourism in the local economy of the Samtskhe-Javakheti and Mtskheta-Mtianeti regions. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3016 FEB 13, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan 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

Emissions trading in practice : a handbook on design and implementation : Uygulamada emisyon ticareti : tasarim ve uygulama el kitapçiği (Turkish)

As the world moves on from the climate agreement negotiated in Paris, attention is turning from the identification of emissions reduction trajectories—in the form of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)—to crucial questions about how these emissions reductions are to be delivered and reported within the future international accounting framework. ... See More +

Working Paper 108879 JAN 01, 2017

Kerr, Suzi; Lubowski, Ruben; Ward, John; Marijs, Cor; Sammon, Paul; Guigon,Pierre; Haug,Constanze; Acworth, William; Leining, Catherine; Murphy, Leah; Wagner, Gernot; Rittenhouse, Katherine; Mehling,Michael Arthur; Matthes,Felix Christian; Duan,Maosheng Disclosed

Global economic prospects : weak investment in uncertain times (English)

Stagnant global trade, subdued investment, and heightened policy uncertainty marked another difficult year for the world economy. A moderate recovery is expected for 2017, with receding obstacles to activity in commodity exporters and solid domestic demand in commodity importers. ... See More +

Board Report 112054 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Togo - Trade and Logistics Services Competitiveness Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG3052 JAN 01, 2017

Miyake,Maiko Disclosed

Ethiopia - Trade Logistics Project : environmental assessment : An environmental and social impact assessment of a proposed trade logistics hub at Modjo, Ethiopia (English)

The development objective of Trade Logistics Project for Ethiopia is to enhance the performance of the Ethio-Djibouti corridor through improvements in operational capacity, efficiency and range of logistics services at the Modjo Dry Port. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2868 DEC 01, 2016

Lulu,Rahel Disclosed

Ethiopia - Trade Logistics Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)

The development objective of Trade Logistics Project for Ethiopia is to enhance the performance of the Ethio-Djibouti corridor through improvements in operational capacity, efficiency and range of logistics services at the Modjo Dry Port. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG2867 NOV 01, 2016

Lulu,Rahel Disclosed

Does the elimination of export requirements in special economic zones affect export performance? evidence from the Dominican Republic (English)

Special economic zones, one of the most important instruments of industrial policy in developing countries, often feature export share requirements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7874 OCT 28, 2016

Defever,Fabrice Fernand; Reyes,Jose Daniel; Riano,Alejandro; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo Disclosed

Economic integration across Latin America : evidence from labor markets, 1990-2013 (English)

Combining macroeconomic and microeconomic data and three indicators of international market integration, this paper assesses the degree to which Latin American labor markets are integrated. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7847 OCT 03, 2016

Lederman,Daniel; Robertson,Raymond Disclosed

Africa - East Africa Trade and Transport Facilitation Project (English)

Ratings for the East Africa Trade and Transport Facilitation Project for Africa were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3723 SEP 27, 2016

Disclosed

Lao People's Democratic Republic - Customs and Trade Facilitation Project (CTFP) : implementation support mission - August 15 to 19, 2016. (English)

Aide Memoire 108670 AUG 19, 2016

Nghardsaysone,Konesawang Disclosed

Disaggregating the impact of the internet on international trade (English)

The Internet has transformed the way countries trade by reducing the costs of exporting. This paper quantifies the impact of Internet adoption on international trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7785 AUG 08, 2016

Osnago,Alberto; Tan,Shawn Weiming Disclosed

Russian Federation, the World Trade Organization, and the Eurasian Customs Union : tariff and non-tariff policy challenges (English)

This paper assesses issues relating to tariffs and nontariff measures (NTMs) in relation to Russia's World Trade Organization (WTO) and Eurasian Customs Union (ECU) commitments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7748 JUL 19, 2016

Disclosed

From evidence to policy - supporting Nepal’s trade integration strategy : policy note 2 : Nepal integration into value chains : stylized facts and policy options (English)

The rise of global value chains (GVCs) is one of the most important transformation in global trade and investment occurred in the last decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 106829 JUN 01, 2016

Arenas,Guillermo Carlos Disclosed

World development report 2017 : the impact of trade openness on institutions (English)

The impact of opening to trade on economic institutions is likely to be multifaceted and depend crucially on country-specific circumstances. In the past decade an active body of research has studied this relationship. ... See More +

World Development Report 112918 MAY 02, 2016

Levchenko,Andrei A. Disclosed

Trade and humanitarian emergencies : a survey of trade policy issues affecting disaster response, recovery and reconstruction (English)

The initial hours and days after a humanitarian emergency are generally seen as the most important. Because they affect the rapid deployment of relief to people in need, international trade policies, and the way in which they are implemented, can make an enormous difference to the effectiveness of the humanitarian response, in many cases, the difference between life and death. ... See More +

Working Paper 107846 MAY 01, 2016

Bartley Johns,Marcus; Bandaranayake,Darshika Sumudrani; Jackson,Selina Elizabeth; Kull,Daniel Werner Disclosed

The unexplored potential of trade in services in Africa : from hair stylists and teachers to accountants and doctors (English)

The book speaks volumes about the latent potential for trade in services in Africa and the regulatory hurdles that providers face in materializing such flows, and proposes concrete policy action for integrating fragmented services markets in Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper 107185 MAR 01, 2016

Grover,Arti; Dihel,Nora Carina Disclosed

World development report 2017 : searching for growth and development in authoritarian Mexico - a brief tale of the NAFTA commitment device (English)

Mexico’s pursue and implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was a pro-growth policy strategy that deepened Mexico’s economic liberalization process at a time of crisis and macroeconomic stabilization. ... See More +

World Development Report 112907 MAR 01, 2016

Gonzalez Reyes,Alfredo Disclosed

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Trade developments in 2016 : policy uncertainty weighs on world trade (English)
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FEB 21, 2017 112930 Working Paper
Georgia - Third Regional Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 4) : Environmental review for third regional restoration of Dusheti city park (English)
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FEB 13, 2017 SFG3016 Environmental Assessment
Services in the trans-pacific partnership : what would be lost? (English)
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FEB 07, 2017 WPS7964 Policy Research Working Paper
Emissions trading in practice : a handbook on design and implementation : Uygulamada emisyon ticareti : tasarim ve uygulama el kitapçiği (Turkish)
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JAN 01, 2017 108879 Working Paper
Global economic prospects : weak investment in uncertain times (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112054 Board Report
Togo - Trade and Logistics Services Competitiveness Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)
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JAN 01, 2017 SFG3052 Environmental Assessment
Burkina Faso - Bagre Growth Pole Project : additional financing : resettlement plan (Vol. 3) : Plan d’action de reinstallation (PAR) des personnes affectees par le projet d’amenagement de 51,5 km de routes en terre ordinaire (French)
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DEC 01, 2016 SFG2898 Resettlement Plan
Ethiopia - Trade Logistics Project : environmental assessment : An environmental and social impact assessment of a proposed trade logistics hub at Modjo, Ethiopia (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 SFG2868 Environmental Assessment
Ethiopia - Trade Logistics Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 SFG2867 Resettlement Plan
Does the elimination of export requirements in special economic zones affect export performance? evidence from the Dominican Republic (English)
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OCT 28, 2016 WPS7874 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic integration across Latin America : evidence from labor markets, 1990-2013 (English)
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OCT 03, 2016 WPS7847 Policy Research Working Paper
Africa - East Africa Trade and Transport Facilitation Project (English)
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SEP 27, 2016 ICR3723 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Lao People's Democratic Republic - Customs and Trade Facilitation Project (CTFP) : implementation support mission - August 15 to 19, 2016. (English)
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AUG 19, 2016 108670 Aide Memoire
Disaggregating the impact of the internet on international trade (English)
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AUG 08, 2016 WPS7785 Policy Research Working Paper
Russian Federation, the World Trade Organization, and the Eurasian Customs Union : tariff and non-tariff policy challenges (English)
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JUL 19, 2016 WPS7748 Policy Research Working Paper
From evidence to policy - supporting Nepal’s trade integration strategy : policy note 2 : Nepal integration into value chains : stylized facts and policy options (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 106829 Working Paper
World development report 2017 : the impact of trade openness on institutions (English)
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MAY 02, 2016 112918 World Development Report
Trade and humanitarian emergencies : a survey of trade policy issues affecting disaster response, recovery and reconstruction (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 107846 Working Paper
The unexplored potential of trade in services in Africa : from hair stylists and teachers to accountants and doctors (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 107185 Working Paper
World development report 2017 : searching for growth and development in authoritarian Mexico - a brief tale of the NAFTA commitment device (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 112907 World Development Report