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Notes From The Field

May 13, 2014

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"Notes from the Field" is an occasional feature where we let World Bank professionals conducting interesting trade-related projects around the globe explain some of the challenges and triumphs of their day-to-day work. The views expressed here are personal and should not be attributed to the World Bank. All interviews have been edited for clarity.

Interviews:

"India, South Asia Buying Into Integration"
Ashish Narain, IFC Senior Economist

"Working in the Western Balkans"
Violane Konar-Leacy, Operations Officer, Investment Climate Group (CEU)

"Taking on Politics, Shifting Paradigms"
Manjula Luthria, Senior Economist, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional division, Human Development Network

"World Bank Projects Undeterred by Trade Developments in Armenia"
Gohar Gyulumyan, Senior Economist, Europe and Central Asia, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network

"A Pot of Money to Help Countries Trade"
Ian Gillson, Senior Trade Economist, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network

"Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Tanzania"
Josaphat Kweka, Senior Economist, Africa Trade Practice Group, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network

"Improving Sierra Leone's Ability to Trade"
Gozde Isik, Trade Economist, Africa Region, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network

"Opening the Balkans to Services Trade"
Borko Handjiski, Senior Economist, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network

"Making Trade More Efficient in Tunisia"
Hamid Alavi, Senior Private Sector Development Speicalist, East Asia and the Pacific

"Managing Oil Wealth in Brazil"
Pablo Fajnzylber, Sector Manager, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) network in East Africa

"Implementing the Trade Agenda in Kazakhstan"
Ekaterina Vashakmadze, Senior Economist, Development Prospects Group 

"Aid-for-Trade in Lao PDR"
Richard Record, Trade Specialist, East Asia and Pacific Region, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network

"What Does the Indonesia’s Ministry of Trade Shake Up Mean?"
Sjamsu Rahardja, Senior Trade Economist, Indonesia Country Office

"Looking at Climate and Business in Turkey"
Donato De Rosa, World Bank Private Sector Development Specialist



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