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Trade & Competitiveness Highlights - December 1, 2016
  Dec 01, 2016

December 1, 2016 EDITION

FEATURE: To Increase Exports of Mali’s Mangoes, Make Farmers More Productive

In 2015, Mali produced 600,000 tons of mangoes, but exported only 6%. The World Bank Group is supporting the Government of Mali’s Support to Agro-Industrial Competitiveness Project, which stands to help the country's farmers - of mangoes and other products - reach their potential.

OP-ED: Doing Business: Not Just About the Numbers

In many countries tracked by the Doing Business report, the World Bank Group, led by staff in its Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice, works directly with governments to build stronger, more resilient and inclusive economies through improvements to the business environment.

WATCH: How Can South Asia's Firms Better Compete?

The answer to boosting South Asia’s competitiveness may lie in its firms - boosting their productivity, helping them take advantage of rising costs in East Asia and connecting them to global markets.
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FEATURE: With Reforms and Investments, Bangladesh can Become an Export Powerhouse

Bangladesh can become an export powerhouse by improving its business competitiveness and trade regime. To boost its exports, Bangladesh needs to continue to grow its apparel exports while diversifying in other industries. 

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