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Trade and Transport Corridor Management Toolkit

This Toolkit synthesizes the experiences of the World Bank and other development agencies in assessing, designing, implementing, and evaluating the impact of trade and transport corridor projects. It saves project developers the task of looking for the best available tools and ensures greater consistency to facilitate comparison and benchmarking.




  • The World Bank's International Trade Unit periodically publishes edited volumes in response to priority areas for research identified by client requests and operational demand from the regions. Titles cover a wide range of topics including trade and development, poverty reduction, trade policy reform, agricultural trade, services, and other key issues currently being discussed in the WTO negotiations.

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Toolkits and Guides

  • The International Trade Unit's Toolkits and Guides are designed to help policy-makers and practitioners work through the practical steps of reform and better understand elements of trade research. The department's toolkits address such diverse subjects as customs procedures, competitiveness and non-tariff policy measures that affect trade, The guides help readers better understand technical issues, such as trade data, or get a better sense for the context in which trade occurs, including the ways in which gender and commerce intersect.

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Trade Policy Monitor

  • The Trade Policy Monitor is a periodic brief highlighting current policy and analytical issues related to trade policy and integration. The newsletter is a joint effort between the World Bank's International Trade Unit and the Development Research Group: Trade and International Integration.

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Trade Research Newsletter

  • The World Bank Trade Research Electronic Newsletter is a periodic E-mail publication containing abstracts of recent trade working papers, new books and book chapters, journal articles and other publications, research activities and other works etc. It is basically a quarterly publication, special issues are published occasionally.

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Working Papers

  • The Policy Research Working Paper Series disseminates findings of work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues. These are official working papers of the World Bank and are drawn from the World Bank's institutional archives. Each link opens a page with an abstract of the document and several download options.

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Africa Trade Policy Notes

  • These periodic policy notes provide accessible summaries of the key policy messages coming from work on trade by the Africa Region of the World Bank. The policy notes cover a wide range of traditional and emerging trade issues for African countries, including trade policy and agreements, trade in services, export competitiveness, trade facilitation, non-tariff barriers to trade, and distributional effects of trade and trade policy reform. This series of policy notes and much of the work upon which they are based is supported by the Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Trade which is financed by contributions from the governments of Finland, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

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Diagnostic Trade Integration Studies

  • The Integrated Framework Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) evaluates internal and external constraints on a country’s integration into the world economy, and recommends areas where technical assistance and policy actions can help the country overcome these barriers. There are more than 30 country studies that had been conducted and completed since 2001.

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Documents and Reports Search

  • Holds over 15,000 free, downloadable documents, including operational documents (project documents, analytical and advisory work, and evaluations), formal and informal research papers, and most Bank publications.

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Trade Notes and Articles

  • Periodic publications of the World Bank's International Trade Unit that summarize recent research on global trade issues. They also expedite dissemination of applied research and policy studies on current interest and recent events and projects in the international trade aspects.


Reports in Foreign Languages

  • Many books and policy paper series are co-published with foreign publishers or requested as foreign language editions by clients. It might be available in Chinese, French, Spanish, and Russian through the local publication centers.

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