Export Promotion Agencies: what works and what does not

The number of national export promotion agencies (EPAs) has tripled over the last two decades. While more countries made them part of their national export strategy, studies criticized their efficiency. EPAs have been retooled partly in response to these critiques,. This note studies the impact of existing EPAs and their strategies, based on a new data set covering 119 developing and developed countries. World Bank Trade Note 30