Improving the efficiency of trade is a key component of development and poverty reduction. The World Bank works to make the global trading system more rules-based, predictable, and supportive of development. It also works with developing countries to improve their access to international markets and strengthen the competitiveness of their firms.
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June 27, 2014 — To boost the competitiveness of Malaysia and continue improvement in Malaysians' living standards, the country needs to attract and create more firms that make and export knowledge-based products (such as medical software and health services), according to a recent World Bank Economic Update. Read More »
June 11, 2014 — Myanmar has the potential to more than double its rice exports by diversifying and increasing rice production, opening its rice milling sector to direct foreign investments, and reducing export procedure costs. Read More »
May 23, 2014 — A new report analyzes Turkey’s trade performance and confirms that in the past decade the country increased its export competitiveness, but to reach the 2023 export goals, it needs to get into high-tech products and to focus on productivity.Read More »