Posts Tagged World Bank

New UN ESCAP – World Bank Database

 
6 February 2013
 
 A new database developed jointly by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the World Bank reveals the world trading system challenges.
 
Please find here the new Trade Costs Database.
 

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World Intellectual Property Indicators – 2012 Edition

11 December 2012, Geneva
 
World Intellectual Property Indicators 2012 is a report developed with data from national and regional IP offices, WIPO, the World Bank and UNESCO.
 
The 2012 edition provides a wide range of indicators covering various areas of intellectual property: patents, utility models, trademarks, industrial designs, microorganisms and plant varieties protection.
 
Check for more here.
 

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WB – Global Economic Prospects June 2012

The World Bank (WB) publish the twice-yearly Global Economic Prospects to examine growth trends for the global economy and how they affect developing countries.

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 22 (21-27 May 2012)

* OECD Launches New Version of Your Better Life Index
 
22 May 2012
 
The OECD released the second year pioneering Your Better Life Index – an online, interactive index that allows people to measure and compare their lives.
 
The index permit to compare the well-being of your life based on 11 topics – housing, income, jobs, community, education, environment, governance, health, life satisfaction, safety and work-life balance.
 
For more information on the Your Better Life Index:

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* U.S. and EU Cut Aids
 
U.S. cuts aid to Pakistan by $33 million as punitive move for the physician’s 33-year sentence for high treason.
 
More details here.
 
EU’s Parliament proposed new macro-financial assistance regulation which ensure that countries close to the EU (Balkans and the Eastern Neighbourhood), will be obliged to meet stricter conditions in order to receive aids from EU.
 
Please read more here.

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* New UN Website on Sustainable Development Projects

23 May 2012

The United Nations (UN) launched a new online database to strengthen partnerships between sustainable development projects in developing countries.

For further information kindly refer to UN’s webpage.

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* Exporter Dynamics Database from World Bank
 
The World Bank release the new Exporter Dynamics Database which offers exporter characteristics in 45 developed and developing countries.
 
More here.

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ASEAN and World Bank Monitoring Agreement

16 May 2012, Jakarta
 
ASEAN and the World Bank have signed an agreement for the World Bank to provide advisory services to ASEAN to strengthen its capacity to monitor progress towards achieving the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015.
 
The AEC Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity Building Program (AECMEP) is co-financed by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) – through the ASEAN Australia Development Cooperation Program Phase II (AADCP II) – and the World Bank.
 
More here.

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UN’s Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

On 10 January 2012, the five-agency programme adopt a new medium-term strategy for 2012-16 in regard to help developing countries meet international standards on food safety and animal and plant health.
 
The Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) was set up by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), World Bank, World Health Organization (WHO) and World Trade Organization (WTO), and is run by the five partners together with donor countries and representatives of developing countries.
 
Since it was set up in 2002, the STDF has supported 47 projects and 48 project-preparation grants benefiting 54 developing countries. The current voluntary donors countries are Canada, Denmark, EU, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei, US.
 

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