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WDR 2020

Is there still a path to development through global value chains and trade? Find out in the 2020 World Development Report

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Women traders are invisible: relatively little is known about them or the obstacles they face.

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Caroline Freund

Global Director, Trade, Investment, and Competitiveness.

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Trade and Gender

Inclusive trade is a critical component to gender parity.

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Brief Jun 18, 2019

Belt and Road Initiative

China proposed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013 to improve connectivity and cooperation on a transcontinental scale. The World Bank Group produced empirical research and economic models that assess the ...

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Brief Apr 04, 2018

Trade Facilitation and Logistics

Experts in the World Bank Group work with developing country policymakers and private sector leaders to increase connectivity and facilitate trade.

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Results Apr 04, 2018

Stronger Open Trade Policies Enable Economic Growth for All

Trade is central to ending global poverty. Countries that are open to international trade tend to grow faster, innovate, improve productivity and provide higher income and more opportunities to their people.

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