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Logistics in lagging regions [electronic resource] : overcoming local barriers to global connectivity / Charles Kunaka.

Author/Creator:
Kunaka, Charles.
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (164 p.)
Series:
World Bank Studies
World Bank study
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Subjects:
Delivery of goods -- Brazil -- Case studies.
Delivery of goods -- Developing countries.
Delivery of goods -- India -- Case studies.
Farm produce -- Transportation -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Small scale producers in developing countries lack easy access to efficient logistics services. They are faced with long distances from both domestic and international markets. Unless they consolidate their trade volumes they face high costs which diminish their ability to trade. However, the process of consolidation is not without cost nor does it occur on its own accord. As a result, the consolidation is typically handled by intermediaries. Using case studies of sisal and soybean supply chains in Brazil and India respectively, this study explores the role and impact of intermediaries in faci
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Executive Summary; List of Acronyms; 1. Connecting Lagging Regions to Export Markets; 2. Assessing Logistics Performance at the Sub-National level; 3. Logistics Intermediaries; 4. Case Study One: Cooperative Approach to Logistics Intermediation; 5. Case Study Two: Electronic Intermediation; 6. Role of Logistics Intermediaries in Lagging Regions; 7. Conclusions and Lessons for Low-Income Countries; References; Back Cover
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
1-282-96657-X
9786612966576
0-8213-8650-6
OCLC:
704395744