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Books | Trade Collection Online

The World Bank International Trade Department 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 Department'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.


Economic Premise Notes

Economic Premise Notes

The Economic Premise note series is intended to summarize good practices and key policy findings on topics related to economic policy. They are produced by the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Network Vice-Presidency of the World Bank.


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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 Department and the Development Research Group: Trade and International Integration.



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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 - Classified by sub-topicClassified by year 

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.


Africa Trade Policy Notes

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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Country Trade Diagnostic 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 & 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 International Trade Department 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.


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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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