Trouble in the Making? The Future of Manufacturing-Led Development

Trouble in the Making? The Future of Manufacturing-Led Development highlights the ways technology and globalization are changing how goods will be manufactured in the future and what developing countries can do to ensure they remain competitive. The report looks at advances in technology – automation, advanced robotics, artificial intelligence, 3-D printing – to determine how they will impact jobs in developed and developing countries. (September 2017)

A Step Ahead

A Step Ahead: Competition Policy for Shared Prosperity and Inclusive Growth, published in partnership with OECD, puts forward a research agenda that advocates the importance of market competition, effective market regulation, and competition policies for achieving inclusive growth and shared prosperity in emerging and developing economies. (June 2017)

Coding Bootcamps

Coding Bootcamps: Building Future-Proof Skills through Rapid Skills Training examines a new kind of rapid skills training program for the digital age that aims at low entry-level tech employability (for example, junior developer), providing a tool for entry into the new world of digital jobs. This report studies the characteristics, methodologies, business models, and impact of five coding bootcamps operating directly or through partners in developing countries. (August 2017)

The Innovation Paradox

The Innovation Paradox: Developing-Country Capabilities and the Unrealized Promise of Technological Catch-Up, the first volume of the World Bank Productivity Project, seeks to bring frontier thinking on the measurement and determinants of productivity to global policy makers. This report brings new data sources to explore the innovation “paradox”: despite the potential for very high returns, developing countries invest far less in adopting and inventing new processes and products than advanced countries. (October 2017)

Women and Tourism

Women and Tourism: Designing for Inclusion explains the rationale for integrating a gender lens into tourism development projects, and it includes a set of resources designed to help development professionals and project managers get started and find necessary data. This publication paves the way for more in-depth operational research and data collection on what works for empowering women in the tourism sector. (October 2017)

The Global Investment Competitiveness Report 2017/2018

The Global Investment Competitiveness Report 2017/2018: Foreign Investor Perspectives and Policy Implications presents novel analytical insights and empirical evidence on foreign direct investment’s drivers and contributions to economic transformation. The report provides insights from a variety of sources, including a new survey of 750 executives of multinational corporations investing in developing countries, extensive analysis of available data and evidence, and a thorough review of international best practices in investment policy design and implementation. (October 2017)

Dialogue for Climate Action

Dialogue for Climate Action: Designing Dialogue for Climate Change, developed by a group of public and private sector partners, provides guidance for countries as they implement the Paris Agreement. The paper proposes six fundamental principles to support the establishment and enhancement of dialogue at the global, regional, national, and local levels. These principles are focused on bringing the public and private sectors together as a single, well-structured platform from which challenges can be identified and solutions implemented. (November 2017)

Doing Business Reform Advisory : Ten Year Results

Document Date : January 01, 2020 Document Type : Working Paper The report presents findings, trends, and lessons learned from ten years of Doing Business Reform Advisory (DBRA) by the World Bank Group (WBG) between 2008 to 2018. The analysis is based on data from the Monitoring & Evaluation system of the WBG and the Doing Business database, as well as input from WBG staff and project counterparts. The report also provides insights on how the DBRA program has been implemented and how it evolved over the years.

Internet of Things: The New Government-to-Business Platform

Internet of Things: The New Government-to-Business Platform, explores the IoT phenomenon, examines evidence to see how the theoretical potential of IoT implementation matches up with the reality on the ground, and offers lessons from government agencies at the forefront of IoT implementation. (November 2017)

Investment Reform Map for Mongolia

Investment Reform Map for Mongolia: A Foundation for a New Investment Policy and Promotion Strategy sets forth the results of analytics and dialogue to develop the investment needed to attract the type of FDI that can help Mongolia fulfill its development vision. (July 2018)