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  • Report  |   2015

    A New Digital Trade Agenda

    Author(s): Meltzer, Joshua Paul

    The globalization of the Internet and the ability to move data across borders underpins an increasing amount of international trade. What constitutes digital trade is potentially very broad. It can include the use of the Internet to search for products, purchase them, and in the case of digital goods, deliver them online. In an international...

  • Presentation  |   2017

    Disruptive Trends in Transport – Smart Cities, Citizens and Intelligent Connections

    Author(s): Treadwell, Jane

    Rooted in the manufacturing field, ‘Industry 4.0’ refers to the coming of the fourth industrial revolution – marrying manufacturing with new technologies, data and enhanced services. The impacts of this revolution are wide-ranging, spanning various sectors including transport. Already present around us, are examples of advanced mobile information...

  • Report  |   2014

    ICTs for Regional Trade and Integration in Africa

    Author(s): Souter, David ; Adam, Lishan ; Jagun, Abiodun ; Tusubira, Tusu

    Trade is critically important to Africa's economic prospects, as a source of revenue, investment and employment, yet Africa's trade is highly fragmented and the weakness of its trade performance constrains growth and poverty reduction. Africa today generates only about 2.5-3.5 per cent of world trade. African countries mostly export...

  • Report  |   2008

    Trade and Transport Facilitation in South Asia: Systems in Transition, Volume 2. Annexes

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    Over the past few decades, the World trading system has become increasingly more open. Tariff rates have been reduced and quantitative restrictions (quotas) have been progressively eliminated, e.g., the Multi-Fiber Agreement (MFA). Most countries have adopted more outward-looking economic policies, seeking to increase growth and employment...

  • Report  |   2013

    Guidelines for Mainstreaming Road Safety in Regional Trade Road Corridors

    Author(s): Breen, Jeanne M. ; Humphreys, Richard Martin ; Melibaeva, Sevara

    The global crisis of road traffic injury is escalating in low-income and middle income countries to devastating effect; with road traffic crashes a leading cause of death. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 1.24 million people were killed on the world's roads in 2010 and between 20-50 million more suffer non-fatal injuries...

  • Presentation  |   2017

    World Energy Outlook 2017 Launch Presentation

    Author(s): International Energy Agency

    Energy International Energy Agency Download PDF https://www.iea.org/weo2017/ global energy solar energy demand fuel global energy market power mix WIND oil demand GAS PRODUCTION global gas order emissions electric vehicles energy revolution clean energy digitialisation All Presentation International Energy Agency 2017-01-01 00:00:00

  • Report  |   2017

    Trouble in the Making?: The Future of Manufacturing-Led Development

    Author(s): Hallward-Driemeier, Mary C. ; Nayyar, Gaurav

    In the past, manufacturing-led development typically delivered both productivity gains and job creation for unskilled labor. Looking ahead, changing technologies and shifting globalization patterns call the feasibility of manufacturing-led development strategies into question. Things, advanced robotics, and 3-D printing are shifting the criteria...

  • Report  |   2009

    Regionalizing Telecommunications Reform in West Africa

    Author(s): Kessides, Ioannis N. ; Noll, Roger G. ; Benjamin, Nancy C.

    In recent years, there has been an increasing recognition that significant welfare gains could be realized through deep forms of regional integration which entail harmonization of legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks. Reforms that reduce cross-border transaction costs and improve the performance of backbone infrastructure services are...

  • Report  |   2017

    IMT-GT Vision 2036

    Author(s): Centre for IMT-GT Subregional Cooperation

    IMT-GT Vision 2036 (Vision 2036) was developed to respond to its development potential and challenges as espoused through the SWOT analysis that was prepared in the Comprehensive Review of IMT-GT Strategy.  Vision 2036 features key elements of the new regional economic development paradigms, such as giving greater emphasis on a deeper level of...

  • Report  |   2017

    International Trade Consequences of Climate Change

    Author(s): Dellink, Rob ; Lanzi, Elisa ; Chateau, Jean ; Hyunjeong, Hwang

    This report provides an analysis of how climate change damages may affect international trade in the coming decades and how international trade can help limit the costs of climate change. It analyses the impacts of climate change on trade considering both direct effects on infrastructure and transport routes and the indirect economic impacts...

  • Report  |   2016

    White Paper- Global Energy Interconnection

    Author(s): International Electrotechnical Commission

    Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces. However, one fifth of the world population still lacks access to energy and 3 billion people rely on wood, coal or animal waste for cooking and heating. Today, sustainable energy and climate change are big global concerns.   The interconnection of grids would open...

  • Report  |   2017

    White Paper on Global Energy Interconnection Development Strategy

    GEIDCO issued the White Paper on Global Energy Interconnection Development Strategy, in an effort to paint a picture of strategy system, development ideas, roadmap, and priorities, providing a guideline for the implementation of GEI. Energy Download PDF global energy development environmental pollution Climate change fossil fuel energy...

  • Book  |   September 2018

    Critical Connections: Promoting Economic Growth and Resilience in Europe and Central Asia

    Author(s): Gould, David Michael

    Critical Connections examines how trade, investment, migration, and other linkages among countries drive economic growth in the Europe and Central Asia region. The study breaks new ground by using a multidimensional approach that recognizes how each connectivity channel for growth is likely to be affected by the strength of other channels. This...

  • Report  |   2016

    Value of Air Cargo: Air Transport and Global Value Chains

    Author(s): Shepherd, Ben ; Shingal, Anirudh ; Raj, Anasuya

    As part of the study commissioned by IATA to quantify the relationship between air cargo connectivity and participation in global trade, two air cargo specific indices – the Air Trade Facilitation Index (ATFI) and eFreight Friendliness Index (EFFI) – were developed to assess effectiveness of smart border regulation, customs services and logistics...

  • Report  |   2017

    World Energy Outlook 2017 Executive Summary

    Author(s): International Energy Agency

    The global energy scene is in a state of flux. Large-scale include: the rapid deployment and steep declines in the costs of major renewable energy technologies; the growing importance of electricity in energy use across the globe; profound changes in China's economy and energy policy, moving consumption away from coal; and the continued...

  • Report  |   2013

    Global Value Chains in A Changing World

    Author(s): Low, Patrick ; Elms, Deborah K.

    Global value chains are a major driving force of globalization. This volume is the product of a dialogue with policy makers in the Asian region, where economists, political scientists, management specialists, development thinkers and business executives joined together in an exploration of the multiple dimensions of supply chains: what drives...

  • Report  |   2017

    The Future of Global Value Chains- Business As Usual or “A New Normal”?

    Author(s): De Backer, Koen ; Flaig, Dorothee

    The rapid growth of global value chains (GVCs) has been an important driver of globalisation during the past decades. But the international fragmentation of production appears to have lost momentum and GVCs seem to have stalled in recent years. The world economy is facing a number of structural shifts that may dramatically change the outlook of...

  • Report  |   2018

    Technology and Innovation Report 2018: Harnessing Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development

    Author(s): United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

    The Technology and Innovation Report 2018: Harnessing Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development notes that change is becoming exponential thanks to the power of digital platforms and innovative combinations of different technologies that become possible every day. This opens exciting possibilities for the democratization of frontier...

  • Policy Brief  |   2015

    Global Value Chains along the New Silk Road

    Author(s): Vandenberg, Paul ; Kikkawa, Khan

    Central Asia is opening up rapidly with the completion of new transport corridors. Providing a passageway for goods between east and west, however, cannot be its main goal. It needs to attract investment to diversify its economies from petroleum and other natural resources. Other parts of Asia have developed by linking with global value chains....

  • Report  |   2017

    Measuring and Analyzing the Impact of GVCs on Economic Development

    Author(s): Institute of Developing Economies ; Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ; Research Center of Global Value Chains ; World Bank Group ; World Trade Organization

    This flagship publication discusses how to better understand the ongoing development and evolution of global value chains (GVC) and their implications for economic development. This report is the result of intensive and detailed work in assembling and analyzing data on the structure of economies and their link to growth and trade. It reflects on...

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