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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January 6, 2016 — Anemic recovery in emerging markets will weigh down growth in 2016, but global economic activity should still pick up modestly to a 2.9% pace, from 2.4% growth in 2015, as advanced economies gain speed.
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March 21, 2016 — The World Bank Group is supporting developing countries as they implement the TFA in order to reduce trade costs and ease the flow of commerce across international borders.
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November 25, 2015 — Tourism is a powerful tool for reducing poverty. How can the World Bank Group, country clients and business leaders work together to promote sustainable tourism for development? Join World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, CNN’s Maggie Lake and many more Tuesday, December 8 at 9am ET Read More »