Assessing World Bank support for trade, 1987-2004 : an IEG evaluation /

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Author / Creator:Tsikata, Yvonne M.
Imprint:Washington, D.C. : World Bank, 2006.
Description:x, 246 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Language:English
Subject:World Bank -- Developing countries.
World Bank.
Commerce.
Commercial policy.
Developing countries -- Commerce.
Developing countries -- Commercial policy.
Developing countries.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/5997973
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ISBN:9780821365915
0821365916
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-246).
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword
  • Executive Summary
  • Acronyms and Abbreviations
  • 1. Introduction
  • Rationale for Bank Involvement
  • Objective of the Evaluation
  • Conceptual Framework and Methodology
  • 2. Lessons from the Literature
  • Trade Policy Reform and Economic Growth
  • Lessons from Past IEG Evaluations
  • 3. Inputs, Trends, and Evolution of World Bank Trade Assistance
  • Lending Inputs to Trade
  • Nonlending Inputs
  • 4. Outcomes and Results
  • Project Outcomes
  • Economic Outcomes for the Sample Countries
  • Lessons at the Country Level
  • 5. Trade Returns to the Agenda, 2001-04
  • Research
  • Bank Participation in Global Policy Discussions and Advocacy
  • Building Trade Capacity
  • Mainstreaming Trade into Country Work
  • 6. Findings and Recommendations
  • Findings
  • Recommendations
  • Appendixes
  • A1. Timeline of Major Developments in International Trade, 1987-2005
  • A2. Conceptual Framework for the Evaluation
  • B1. Trade and Development-The State of the Debate
  • B2. Lessons from Previous IEG Evaluations
  • C1. Defining Trade in the Bank Portfolio
  • C2. Portfolio Data for Trade-Related Projects
  • C3. Changes in the Focus of Trade Conditionality
  • C4. Implementation of Conditions
  • D1. Core and Non-core Trade Projects
  • D2. IEG Portfolio Ratings
  • D3. Trade-Related Investment Projects
  • D4. Probit Estimation of the Determinants of Project Outcomes
  • D5. Aggregate Economic Analysis
  • D6. Sources of Growth Decomposition
  • D7. Case Country Profiles
  • E1. Organizational Chart for the International Trade Department
  • E2. Establishment of the Trade Department
  • E3. World Bank Advocacy on Industrial Country Trade Policies
  • E4. Distribution of Trade Capacity Building Components, 2001-04
  • E5. Geneva Survey Results
  • E6. Staff Survey Results
  • E7. Trade in Country Assistance Strategies
  • E8. Trade Note Series
  • F. Management Response
  • G. Chairman's Summary: Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE)
  • Endnotes
  • References
  • Boxes
  • 3.1. Elements of Trade Policy Reform Are Varied and Diverse
  • 3.2. Conditionality May Be Neither Necessary nor Sufficient
  • 3.3. High-Quality ESW Supports Policy Dialogue
  • 3.4. Regional Reports on Trade-Strategic and Nontraditional
  • 4.1. Trade Finance-A Continued Struggle to Be Effective for Some
  • 4.2. Failure to Implement Complementary Policies Can Be Costly
  • 5.1. Do Regional Trading Arrangements Help Liberalize Trade?
  • 5.2. What Is Trade-Related Capacity Building?
  • 5.3. Independent Evaluations of the Integrated Framework
  • 5.4. Effective and Timely Leverage of Knowledge-WTO-Related Trade Capacity Building
  • 5.5. Minimizing the Effects of Commodity Shocks
  • 5.6. Trade in Country Assistance Strategies: Mixed and Uneven
  • 5.7. Intellectual Leadership Plus Collaboration Yield Operational Relevance in Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards
  • Figures
  • ES.1. Opening Economies
  • 1.1. Declining Import Tariffs, But Some Regions Still Significantly Protected
  • 1.2. Conceptual Framework for the Evaluation
  • 3.1. Trade-Related Bank Lending Has Varied But Trended Downward Overall
  • 3.2. The Thematic Focus of Bank Lending for Trade: Trade Liberalization and Direct Lending to Exporters Gave Way to Trade Facilitation
  • 3.3. Focus of Trade Conditions in Adjustment Loans Shifted over 1987-2004
  • 3.4. Maximum Tariff Recommendations Covered a Wide Range
  • 3.5. Number of Lending Conditions Declined over 1987-2004
  • 3.6. New Diagnostic Studies and Trust Funds Catalyzed Increased Economic and Sector Work
  • 4.1. Stated Objectives of Trade-Related Projects, 1987-2004
  • Tables
  • 2.1. Summary of Policy Design Issues
  • 3.1. Trade Adjustment Loans-Sample Characteristics, 1987-2004
  • 3.2. Trade Loan Conditions Most Often Addressed Both Imports and Exports, But a Third of Loans Focused Solely on Imports
  • 3.3. Trade Adjustment Loans Featured Strong Implementation
  • 3.4. Meeting Lending Conditions Did Not Necessarily Improve Economic Performance
  • 4.1. Factors Underlying Poorly Performing Projects
  • 4.2. Indicators of Protection
  • 4.3. Bank Trade Clients Differed from Other Developing Countries
  • 4.4. Economic Indicators: With and without Bank Assistance and Before and After Trade Reform
  • 4.5. Changes in Export Concentration-Half-Full or Half-Empty?
  • 4.6. Factors behind Change in Exports: By Country Groups
  • 4.7. Export Growth and Increased Value Added, 1983-2003
  • 5.1. Trade in CASs by Region
  • 5.2. Trade Mainstreaming Lags behind Other Thematic Areas and Organizations