Recent Publications and Resources

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Anticorruption Interventions: Lessons for Future Projects

This report describes activities that have been or could be effective in reducing corruption in developing and transition countries, and provides examples of ways to have a measurable impact in reducing corruption ...
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Developing Country Labor Market Adjustments to Trade Reform

2006 Trade liberalization presents many opportunities for producers and consumers but may also induce significant economic adjustments. While competitive firms prosper and grow, others may contract or change their production patterns. Adjustment is particularly challenging for workers whose skills are ...
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Competitiveness of Cambodia’s Garment Industry

2005 Since textile and apparel trade quotas ended on January 1, 2005, the world market for textiles and apparel products has shifted dramatically. China has achieved breathtaking gains in exports in just a few months, while other suppliers have suffered ...
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Foreign Direct Investment: Putting it to Work in Developing Countries, 2005

Trade and foreign direct investment can both transform economic structures and relationships in the developing world-but FDI may ultimately have the greater impact. It not only finances new production but is also the means for transferring technologies and best practices ...
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Developing Countries and Textiles and Apparel Trade

2005 Quotas that had long restrained Chinese and other large-scale producers from dominating U.S. and EU markets ended on January 1, 2005. Quotas helped many developing countries move from commodity exports into manufacturing, but also made them dependent on textile ...
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Removing Obstacles to Economic Growth in Mozambique

A Diagnostic Trade Integration Study, 2004 Mozambique has registered remarkable achievements over the past decade in growth, stabilization, and reform. Yet the country is still one of the poorest in the world. To lift its citizens from poverty, Mozambique must ...