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Middle East and North Africa - Towards privilege resistant economic policies in MENA : shielding policies from privileges and discretion - measurement, policy instruments, and operational implications (English)

Unemployment rates in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are among the highest in the world, especially for young graduates. Policy recommendations to date in the field of governance for private sector policymaking have been too general and too removed from concrete, actionable policy outcomes. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS22441 JUN 01, 2017

Ait Ali Slimane,Meriem Disclosed

Belarus : enhancing border-crossing time release studies to support trade facilitation reforms (English)

Belarus is a member of Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), bordering three European Union (EU) countries (Poland,Lithuania and Latvia), Ukraine and Russia. ... See More +

Working Paper 115741 MAY 01, 2017

Gabrielyan,Gagik; Kerswell,Clayton Bryant; Shemshenya,Irina; Abrashkevich,Aliaksandr Disclosed

Ethiopia - Trade Logistics Project : resettlement plan : Abbreviated resettlement action plan for the railway spur and livelihoods restoration measures for legacy land taking by government (English)

The development objective of the 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 SFG3422 MAY 01, 2017

Lulu,Rahel Disclosed

Statement by Roberto Azevedo at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Roberto Azevedo, Director-General at the ninety-fifth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017. He states that the World Trade Organization (WTO) commends the efforts that the World Bank Group has taken in supporting trade related infrastructure through the aid for trade initiative. ... See More +

Board Report 114571 APR 22, 2017

Disclosed

Togo - Trade and Logistic Services Competitiveness Project (English)

The development objective of Trade and Logistic Services Competitiveness Project aims to improve the efficiency of trade logistics services in Togo. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1828 APR 13, 2017

Disclosed

Nepal - India Regional Trade And Transport Project : mid-term review and seventh implementation review and support mission - February 13-19, 2017 (English)

Aide Memoire 114033 APR 03, 2017

Nguyen-Van Houtte,Diep Disclosed

Brexit : trade governance and legal implications for third countries (English)

While precise impact of Brexit on the EU/UK trade and investment agreements with third countries will depend primarily on the terms of the withdrawal agreement to be concluded between them, most scenarios suggest an extensive process of amendment of the text and/or commitments in multilateral and bilateral agreements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8010 MAR 20, 2017

Molinuevo,Martin Disclosed

Vietnam at a crossroads : engaging in the next generation of global value chains (English)

Vietnam has emerged as an Asian manufacturing powerhouse, carving out a role for itself within global value chains (GVCs). By specializing in assembly functions on behalf of primarily foreign firms, Vietnam has markedly increased its domestic value added, as reflected by its gross exports, which have grown by 16.6 percent annually between 1995 and 2011. ... See More +

Publication 113225 MAR 06, 2017

Hollweg,Claire Honore; Smith,Tanya; Taglioni,Daria Disclosed

Better neighbors : toward a renewal of economic integration in Latin America (English)

In a clear break from its past, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), particularly South America, experienced a growth spurt with equity during the first decade of the 21st century. ... See More +

Publication 113852 MAR 01, 2017

Bown,Chad P.; Lederman,Daniel; Pienknagura,Samuel Jaime; Robertson,Raymond Disclosed

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

South Asia - Nepal-India Electricity Transmission and Trade Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 114162 FEB 07, 2017

Disclosed

Taking the first step to facilitate trade in Sudan : setting up a National Committee on trade facilitation (English)

The Republic of Sudan’s seaports used to be known for congestion resulting from the slow processing of imported goods. In response, the government created an ad hoc National Committee on trade facilitation to help streamline the processing of goods coming in and to facilitate trade. ... See More +

Brief 113165 FEB 01, 2017

Adam, Ali Giddo Disclosed

Walking the last mile : operationalization of Albania’s authorized economic operators program (English)

Albania’s authorized economic operators (AEO) program is not yet operational, even though the country has adopted the necessary European Union (EU) legal and regulatory frameworks. ... See More +

Brief 113170 FEB 01, 2017

Kastrati,Pranvera; Meko, Mirela; Saragiotis,Periklis Disclosed

Working with Tajikistan to develop its first national commodity nomenclature of foreign economic activities (English)

One of the most important instruments of trade facilitation is the commodity nomenclature, which provides a definition of all goods subject to foreign trade. ... See More +

Brief 113168 FEB 01, 2017

Aliev,Alijon; Konar-Leacy,Violane Disclosed

Taking advantage of a window of opportunity : the Rwanda electronic single window for trade efficiency (English)

Rwanda’s government and private sector took a bold step towards achieving a critical reform agenda with the design and implementationof a single window for international trade system. ... See More +

Brief 113173 FEB 01, 2017

Odhiambo,Alban; Kamajugo,Richard; Zizane,Jackie Disclosed

Opening doors to transparency in cross-border trade : lessons from the Malawi trade portal (English)

Most business leaders in Malawi see the Malawi Trade Portal (MTP) as a step forward in the provision of public information via online platforms and the promotion of transparency in the delivery of public services. ... See More +

Brief 113172 FEB 01, 2017

Chatima,christina; Musonzo,charity; Munthali,tawonga; Gondwe,Temwa Roosevelt; Matekenya,John; Ndalama,Chrispine Disclosed

Cote d'Ivoire - Cashew Value-Chain Competitiveness Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Plan de gestion des pestes (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG2518 FEB 01, 2017

Jenane,Chakib Disclosed

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Middle East and North Africa - Towards privilege resistant economic policies in MENA : shielding policies from privileges and discretion - measurement, policy instruments, and operational implications (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 ACS22441 Working Paper
Belarus : enhancing border-crossing time release studies to support trade facilitation reforms (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115741 Working Paper
Ethiopia - Trade Logistics Project : resettlement plan : Abbreviated resettlement action plan for the railway spur and livelihoods restoration measures for legacy land taking by government (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 SFG3422 Resettlement Plan
Statement by Roberto Azevedo at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)
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APR 22, 2017 114571 Board Report
Togo - Trade and Logistic Services Competitiveness Project (English)
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APR 13, 2017 PAD1828 Project Appraisal Document
Nepal - India Regional Trade And Transport Project : mid-term review and seventh implementation review and support mission - February 13-19, 2017 (English)
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APR 03, 2017 114033 Aide Memoire
Brexit : trade governance and legal implications for third countries (English)
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MAR 20, 2017 WPS8010 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam at a crossroads : engaging in the next generation of global value chains (English)
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MAR 06, 2017 113225 Publication
Better neighbors : toward a renewal of economic integration in Latin America (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113852 Publication
Cote d'Ivoire - Infrastructure for Urban Development and Competitiveness of Secondary Economic Agglomerations in Ivory Coast Project : resettlement plan : Plan d’action de réinstallation du projet de construction de l’aire de repos de la commune de bouake (French)
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MAR 01, 2017 SFG3280 Resettlement Plan
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
South Asia - Nepal-India Electricity Transmission and Trade Project : procurement plan (English)
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FEB 07, 2017 114162 Procurement Plan
Taking the first step to facilitate trade in Sudan : setting up a National Committee on trade facilitation (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 113165 Brief
Walking the last mile : operationalization of Albania’s authorized economic operators program (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 113170 Brief
Working with Tajikistan to develop its first national commodity nomenclature of foreign economic activities (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2017 113168 Brief
Taking advantage of a window of opportunity : the Rwanda electronic single window for trade efficiency (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2017 113173 Brief
Opening doors to transparency in cross-border trade : lessons from the Malawi trade portal (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2017 113172 Brief
Cote d'Ivoire - Cashew Value-Chain Competitiveness Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Plan de gestion des pestes (French)
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FEB 01, 2017 SFG2518 Environmental Assessment