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Integrating border regions : connectivity and competitiveness in South Asia (Inglés)

Deeper regional integration can be beneficial especially for regions along international borders. It can open up new markets on opposite sides of borders and give consumers wider access to cheaper goods. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6987 JUL 01, 2014

Cali, Massimiliano; Farole, Thomas; Kunaka, Charles; Wagle, Swarnim

Does FDI work for Africa? Assessing local spillovers in a world of global value chains (Inglés)

The extent to which developing countries benefit from foreign direct investment (FDI) depends on whether they are able to realize the productivity-enhancing benefits of knowledge and technology spillovers from foreign investors. ... Vea más +

Resumen 84951 FEB 01, 2014

Farole, Thomas; Winkler, Deborah

South Africa economic update : focus on export competitiveness (Inglés)

In its National Development Plan 2030 and its New Growth Path (2011), South Africa identifies the export sector as an engine for faster, more inclusive, and job-intensive growth. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo (Serie Numerada) 84369 JAN 01, 2014

Purfield, Catriona Mary; Farole, Thomas; Im, Fernando

Making foreign direct investment work for Sub-Saharan Africa : local spillovers and competitiveness in global value chains (Inglés)

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is becoming an increasingly significant catalyst for output and trade in developing countries, in part due to a major expansion in the scope of Global Value Chains (GVCs). ... Vea más +

Publicación 83501 DEC 17, 2013

Farole, Thomas; Winkler, Deborah

Manufacturing Export Competitiveness in Kenya : policy note (Inglés)

This note is a background study to assess policy options to improve competitiveness of Kenyaapos;s manufacturing sector, with a specific focus on exports. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo ACS6849 DEC 04, 2013

Farole, Thomas; Mukim, Megha

The internal geography of trade : lagging regions and global markets (Inglés)

Economic theory, including endogenous growth, the role of institutions, and, most importantly, the New Economic Geography (NEG), have made significant progress in explaining the emergence of core-periphery patterns behind this divergence. ... Vea más +

Publicación 76549 APR 08, 2013

Farole, Thomas

Export competitiveness in Indonesiaapos;s manufacturing sector (Inglés)

Through a foundation of sound macroeconomic management and political stability, the Indonesian economy grew by an average of almost 6 percent annually between 2004 and 2008; and despite the global economic crisis, it maintained a 4.5 percent growth rate in 2009. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo 75415 DEC 01, 2012

Farole, Thomas; Winkler, Deborah

Foreign firm characteristics, absorptive capacity and the institutional framework : the role of mediating factors for FDI spillovers in low- and middle-income countries (Inglés)

Using a cross-section of more than 25,000 domestic manufacturing firms in 78 low and middle-income countries from the World Bankapos;s Enterprise Surveys, this paper assesses how mediating factors influence intra-industry productivity spillovers to domestic firms from foreign direct investment. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6265 NOV 01, 2012

Farole, Thomas; Winkler, Deborah

Competitiveness and connectivity : integrating lagging regions in global markets (Inglés)

In recent decades, as integration of global trade and investment has accelerated, many countries both developing and developed have experienced widening disparities of output and income across regions within their borders. ... Vea más +

Resumen 73272 OCT 01, 2012

Farole, Thomas

An economic integration zone for the East African Community : exploiting regional potential and addressing commitment challenges (Inglés)

Integration in the East African Community offers significant opportunities not only to expand trade among member states, but more importantly to scale up regional production to take advantage of much larger global market opportunities. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS5967 FEB 01, 2012

Dobronogov, Anton; Farole, Thomas

Trade competitiveness diagnostic toolkit (Inglés)

This Trade Competitiveness Diagnostic (TCD) toolkit provides a framework, guidelines, and practical tools needed to conduct an analysis of trade competitiveness. ... Vea más +

Publicación 67362 JAN 01, 2012

Reis, Jose Guilherme; Farole, Thomas

Special economic zones : what have we learned? (Inglés)

It has been more than 50 years since the establishment of the first modern special economic zones (SEZs). During this time, SEZs have been credited with underpinning the dramatic export-oriented growth of China and other East Asian countries. ... Vea más +

Resumen 64430 SEP 01, 2011

Farole, Thomas

Special economic zones : progress, emerging challenges, and future directions (Inglés)

Ask three people to describe a special economic zone (SEZ) and three very different images may emerge. The first person may describe a fenced-in industrial estate in a developing country, populated by footloose multinational corporations (MNCs) enjoying tax breaks, with laborers in garment factories working in substandard conditions. ... Vea más +

Nota sobre políticas 63844 AUG 01, 2011

Farole, Thomas; Akinci, Gokhan

Firm location and the determinants of exporting in developing countries (Inglés)

Using a cross-section of more than 40,000 manufacturing and services firms in 79 developing countries from the World Bankapos;s Enterprise Surveys Database, this paper assesses how firm location determines the likelihood and extent of exporting in developing countries. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS5780 AUG 01, 2011

Farole, Thomas; Winkler, Deborah

Special economic zones in Africa : comparing performance and learning from global experience (Inglés)

Economic zones have grown rapidly in the past 20 years. In 1986, the International Labor Organizationapos;s (ILOapos;s) database reported 176 zones in 47 countries; by 2006, it reported 3,500 zones in 130 countries. ... Vea más +

Nota sobre políticas 60059 FEB 15, 2011

Farole, Thomas

Second best ? investment climate and performance in Africaapos;s special economic zones (Inglés)

As an instrument of trade and investment policy, special economic zones have played a catalytic role in processes of industrialization, diversification, and trade integration in many countries, particularly in East Asia. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS5447 OCT 01, 2010

Farole, Thomas

Analyzing trade competitiveness : a diagnostics approach (Inglés)

Trade has proven to be a powerful engine of growth worldwide. But not all countries have benefited equally. Despite much effort to use trade policy to catalyze exports, many developing countries have failed to achieve successful, sustainable export and economic growth. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS5329 JUN 01, 2010

Farole, Thomas; Reis, Jose Guilherme; Wagle, Swarnim

Trade and the competitiveness agenda (Inglés)

The global economic crisis has forced a major rethinking of the respective roles of governments and markets in the processes of trade and growth. ... Vea más +

Resumen 55081 JUN 01, 2010

Reis, Jose Guilherme; Farole, Thomas

Chinaapos;s investment in African special economic zones : prospects, challenges, and opportunities (Inglés)

Chinaapos;s recent moves to establish special economic zones (SEZs) in several African countries can make a significant contribution to industrialization in Africa. ... Vea más +

Resumen 53682 MAR 01, 2010

Brautigam, Deborah; Farole, Thomas; Xiaoyang, Tang

Trade finance in crisis : market adjustment or market failure ? (Inglés)

As world leaders have agreed to massively support trade finance, this paper discusses the singularity of the issues related to trade finance in the context of the global economic crisis. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS5003 JUL 01, 2009

Chauffour, Jean-Pierre; Farole, Thomas

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Integrating border regions : connectivity and competitiveness in South Asia (Inglés)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6987 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Does FDI work for Africa? Assessing local spillovers in a world of global value chains (Inglés)
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FEB 01, 2014 84951 Resumen
South Africa economic update : focus on export competitiveness (Inglés)
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JAN 01, 2014 84369 Documento de trabajo (Serie Numerada)
Making foreign direct investment work for Sub-Saharan Africa : local spillovers and competitiveness in global value chains (Inglés)
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DEC 17, 2013 83501 Publicación
Manufacturing Export Competitiveness in Kenya : policy note (Inglés)
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DEC 04, 2013 ACS6849 Documento de trabajo
The internal geography of trade : lagging regions and global markets (Inglés)
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APR 08, 2013 76549 Publicación
Export competitiveness in Indonesiaapos;s manufacturing sector (Inglés)
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DEC 01, 2012 75415 Documento de trabajo
Foreign firm characteristics, absorptive capacity and the institutional framework : the role of mediating factors for FDI spillovers in low- and middle-income countries (Inglés)
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NOV 01, 2012 WPS6265 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Competitiveness and connectivity : integrating lagging regions in global markets (Inglés)
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OCT 01, 2012 73272 Resumen
An economic integration zone for the East African Community : exploiting regional potential and addressing commitment challenges (Inglés)
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FEB 01, 2012 WPS5967 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Trade competitiveness diagnostic toolkit (Inglés)
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JAN 01, 2012 67362 Publicación
Special economic zones : what have we learned? (Inglés)
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SEP 01, 2011 64430 Resumen
Special economic zones : progress, emerging challenges, and future directions (Inglés)
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AUG 01, 2011 63844 Nota sobre políticas
Firm location and the determinants of exporting in developing countries (Inglés)
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AUG 01, 2011 WPS5780 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Special economic zones in Africa : comparing performance and learning from global experience (Inglés)
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FEB 15, 2011 60059 Nota sobre políticas
Second best ? investment climate and performance in Africaapos;s special economic zones (Inglés)
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OCT 01, 2010 WPS5447 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Analyzing trade competitiveness : a diagnostics approach (Inglés)
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JUN 01, 2010 WPS5329 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Trade and the competitiveness agenda (Inglés)
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JUN 01, 2010 55081 Resumen
Chinaapos;s investment in African special economic zones : prospects, challenges, and opportunities (Inglés)
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MAR 01, 2010 53682 Resumen
Trade finance in crisis : market adjustment or market failure ? (Inglés)
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JUL 01, 2009 WPS5003 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas