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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August 4, 2014 — African countries have enormous potential to expand trade, but to realize that potential they must address several constraints, says World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.Read More »
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 »