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Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Light of Trade Policy : A Study on Pakistan (English)

Agriculture forms the backbone of Pakistan’s economy. Despite the fact that the share of agriculture in the GDP has declined over the years, the sector continues to play an important role in the socio-economic structure of the country. ... See More +

Working Paper 134922 FEB 27, 2019

Ejaz,Neelam; Ahmad,Maha Disclosed

The Textile-Clothing Value Chain in India and Bangladesh : How Appropriate Policies Can Promote (or Inhibit) Trade and Investment (English)

There are significant value chain linkages between India and Bangladesh, particularly in the textile and apparel sector. India specializes in the upstream segment, supplying such intermediate inputs as silk, cotton, yarn, and fabrics to Bangladesh. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8731 FEB 07, 2019

Kabir,Mahfuz; Singh,Surendar; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph Disclosed

P130512 Audited financial statement for the period ended 11 30 2018 (English)

Auditing Document AUD0018752 JAN 20, 2019

Vanitsaveth,Siriphone Disclosed

How Old is the Belt and Road Initiative? Long Term Patterns of Chinese Exports to BRI Economies (English)

In this note, we look at trade data to answer a simple question: When did the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) really start? The BRI was officially announced in 2013 during President Xi Jinping's visits to Kazakhstan and Indonesia, which took place in September and October of that year, respectively. ... See More +

Brief 133112 DEC 01, 2018

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Taking Stock: An update on Vietnam's recent economic developments - Special focus: Facilitating Trade by Streamlining and Improving the Transparency of Non-Tariff Measures (Vietnamese)

Taking Stock: An update on Vietnam's recent economic developments, December 2018. Special focus: Facilitating Trade by Streamlining and Improving the Transparency of Non-Tariff Measures. ... See More +

Working Paper 132828 DEC 01, 2018

English Disclosed

Taking Stock: An update on Vietnam's recent economic developments - Special focus: Facilitating Trade by Streamlining and Improving the Transparency of Non-Tariff Measures (English)

Taking Stock: An update on Vietnam's recent economic developments, December 2018. Special focus: Facilitating Trade by Streamlining and Improving the Transparency of Non-Tariff Measures. ... See More +

Working Paper 132828 DEC 01, 2018

Vietnamese Disclosed

Trade and Poverty Reduction: New Evidence of Impacts in Developing Countries (English)

In recent years there has been an intensification of the long-running debate on the effects of trade integration. This debate has focused largely on the impact of trade in advanced economies, which has risked diverting attention away from the impact of trade on people's lives in developing countries and especially the extreme poor. ... See More +

Working Paper 132833 DEC 01, 2018

Bartley Johns,Marcus; Brenton,Paul; Piermartini, Roberta; Sadni Jallab,Mustapha; Teh, Robert Disclosed

Lao People's Democratic Republic - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P164813- Lao PDR Competitiveness and Trade Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP14543 NOV 15, 2018

Phouvieng Phongsa Disclosed

Traders' Dilemma : Developing Countries' Response to Trade Disputes (English)

If trade tensions between the United States and certain trading partners escalate into a full-blown trade war, what should developing countries do? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8640 NOV 07, 2018

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Go,Delfin Sia; Lakatos,Csilla; Robinson,Sherman; Thierfelder,Karen E. Disclosed

South Asia Regional Trade Integration Program 2012-2018 : South Asia Regional Trade Integration Program (English)

The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) partnered with the World Bank (WB), the International Finance Cooperation (IFC), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and other partners in 2012 to establish the South Asia Regional Trade and Integration Program (SARTIP). ... See More +

Working Paper 131313 OCT 24, 2018

Disclosed

Are the Poor Getting Globalized? (English)

One reason that poor people may not capture the full benefit from participation in international markets is that the goods they produce tend to be subject to relatively high trade barriers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8609 OCT 10, 2018

Mendoza,Adelina; Nayyar,Gaurav; Piermartini,Roberta Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Lao PDR Second Trade Development Facility Project - P130512 - Sequence No : 12 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR34180 SEP 28, 2018

Hoppe,Mombert Disclosed

Trade Facilitation Challenges and Reform Priorities for Maximizing the Impact of the Belt and Road Initiative (English)

This study examines the relevance of trade facilitation reforms in maximizing the economic impactof infrastructure connectivity investments through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129935 SEP 01, 2018

Bartley Johns,Marcus; Clarke,Julian Latimer; Kerswell,Clay; Mclinden,Gerard Disclosed

Reinvigorating Trade and Inclusive Growth (English)

Trade integration can play a much larger role in boosting shared prosperity. The current focus on trade tensions threatens to obscure the great untapped benefits possible from further trade reform. ... See More +

Working Paper 130272 SEP 01, 2018

Disclosed

Comparison of Welfare Gains in the Armington, Krugman and Melitz Models : Insights from a Structural Gravity Approach (English)

How large are the estimated gains from trade from a reduction in trade costs in the heterogeneous firms Melitz (M) model compared with the Armington (A) and Krugman (K) models? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8570 AUG 28, 2018

Balistreri,Edward Jay; Tarr,David G. Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Lao PDR Second Trade Development Facility Project - P130512 - Sequence No : 11 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR33155 AUG 02, 2018

Hoppe,Mombert Disclosed

Sources of volatility in small economies (English)

Do sources of volatility differ by country characteristics such as the level of development, country size, quality of institutions, and presence of restrictions on fiscal policy? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8526 JUL 12, 2018

Hnatkovska,Viktoria; Koehler-Geib,Fritzi Disclosed

Eliminating barriers to the inclusive and sustainable growth Sri Lanka (English)

The Eliminating Barriers to Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in Sri Lanka Program supports the attainment of the GoSL’s Vision 2025 through the provision of analytical and advisory services to identify and implement a wide range of priority reforms necessary to unleash the trade and competitiveness potential for inclusive and sustainable growth in Sri Lanka. ... See More +

Report 127801 JUN 27, 2018

Disclosed

Anatomy and impact of export promotion agencies (English)

Recent literature has shown evidence of positive contributions of export promotion agencies around the world in raising exports, through the intensive and extensive margins of trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8470 JUN 07, 2018

Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Lederman,Daniel; Zoratto,Laura De Castro Disclosed

Reforming non-tariff measures : from evidence to policy advice (English)

The empirical case for trade as an engine of growth has now been established on solid empirical grounds. There has been a protracted controversy in the literature on the econometrics of trade and growth. ... See More +

Publication 127167 JUN 06, 2018

Cadot,Olivier; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph; Gourdon,Julien; Reye, José-Daniel Disclosed

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Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Light of Trade Policy : A Study on Pakistan (English)
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FEB 27, 2019 134922 Working Paper
The Textile-Clothing Value Chain in India and Bangladesh : How Appropriate Policies Can Promote (or Inhibit) Trade and Investment (English)
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FEB 07, 2019 WPS8731 Policy Research Working Paper
P130512 Audited financial statement for the period ended 11 30 2018 (English)
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JAN 20, 2019 AUD0018752 Auditing Document
How Old is the Belt and Road Initiative? Long Term Patterns of Chinese Exports to BRI Economies (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133112 Brief
Taking Stock: An update on Vietnam's recent economic developments - Special focus: Facilitating Trade by Streamlining and Improving the Transparency of Non-Tariff Measures (Vietnamese)
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DEC 01, 2018 132828 Working Paper English
Taking Stock: An update on Vietnam's recent economic developments - Special focus: Facilitating Trade by Streamlining and Improving the Transparency of Non-Tariff Measures (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132828 Working Paper Vietnamese
Trade and Poverty Reduction: New Evidence of Impacts in Developing Countries (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132833 Working Paper
Lao People's Democratic Republic - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P164813- Lao PDR Competitiveness and Trade Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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NOV 15, 2018 STEP14543 Procurement Plan
Traders' Dilemma : Developing Countries' Response to Trade Disputes (English)
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NOV 07, 2018 WPS8640 Policy Research Working Paper
South Asia Regional Trade Integration Program 2012-2018 : South Asia Regional Trade Integration Program (English)
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OCT 24, 2018 131313 Working Paper
Are the Poor Getting Globalized? (English)
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OCT 10, 2018 WPS8609 Policy Research Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Lao PDR Second Trade Development Facility Project - P130512 - Sequence No : 12 (English)
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SEP 28, 2018 ISR34180 Implementation Status and Results Report
Trade Facilitation Challenges and Reform Priorities for Maximizing the Impact of the Belt and Road Initiative (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129935 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Reinvigorating Trade and Inclusive Growth (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 130272 Working Paper
Comparison of Welfare Gains in the Armington, Krugman and Melitz Models : Insights from a Structural Gravity Approach (English)
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AUG 28, 2018 WPS8570 Policy Research Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Lao PDR Second Trade Development Facility Project - P130512 - Sequence No : 11 (English)
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AUG 02, 2018 ISR33155 Implementation Status and Results Report
Sources of volatility in small economies (English)
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JUL 12, 2018 WPS8526 Policy Research Working Paper
Eliminating barriers to the inclusive and sustainable growth Sri Lanka (English)
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JUN 27, 2018 127801 Report
Anatomy and impact of export promotion agencies (English)
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JUN 07, 2018 WPS8470 Policy Research Working Paper
Reforming non-tariff measures : from evidence to policy advice (English)
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JUN 06, 2018 127167 Publication