Policymakers often associate competitiveness with real exchange rates. Not too long ago, firms in Southern European countries attributed their difficulties to compete in global markets with a...

Gonzalo Varela, Stefania Lovo |

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Erin Scronce |

What’s the latest research in international trade and integration? Researchers from the World Bank, the IMF and the WTO recently gathered for a one-day workshop to present their latest research on...

Alejandro Forero, Ana Fernandes |

People who look at the Doing Business report’s Trading Across Borders indicator and the Logistics Performance Index (LPI) often wonder why one country can perform well on one of the rankings but...

Valentina Saltane, Dorina Georgieva |

A few years ago, when Craigslist was just “The List, ” a friend circulated an ad posted on Craigslist Vancouver.  It went like this:  We are a small & casual restaurant in downtown Vancouver....

Patrick Kabanda |

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Erin Scronce |

Last month, the World Trade Organization held its annual Public Forum, with over 2,000 participants joining discussions on how to make trade more inclusive.

Marcus Bartley Johns, Michael Ferrantino, Martin Molinuevo |

The IMF’s Regional Economic Outlook (REO – April 2016) notes that the region’s dependence on primary commodities has increased since the 1980s with nearly half of the countries in the region...

Sudharshan Canagarajah |

Nikhil Chandra Roy, who received certification through the Skills and Training Enhancement Project (STEP), Skills recognition is changing the lives of informal workers in Bangladesh In 2014,...

Tashmina Rahman |

To reinvigorate growth in Europe, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi called for more common projects in the European Union (EU). And he emphasized that these efforts need to meet a set...

Doerte Doemeland, Arup Banerji, Sanja Madzarevic-Sujster |