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Preventing More "Missing Girls" : A Review of Policies to Tackle Son Preference (English)

In parts of Asia, South Caucasus, and the Balkans, son preference is strong enough to trigger significant levels of sex selection, result in the excess mortality of girls, and skew child sex ratios in favor of boys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8635 NOV 01, 2018

Kumar,Sneha; Sinha,Nistha Disclosed

Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform – Serbia (English)

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 covers 11 areas of business regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 131737 OCT 31, 2018

Disclosed

Courts and Business Registration : Evidence from Serbia (English)

This paper studies the effects of a reform in Serbia that transferred business registration from regional courts to a centralized agency. Using administrative data, the analysis employs a difference-in-difference strategy that compares new firms before and after the reform across districts based on the level of distrust in regional courts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8611 OCT 11, 2018

Bruhn,Miriam; Cho,Caleb Sungwoo; Marusic,Andreja; Nguyen,Ha Minh; Reyes,Jose Daniel; Tran,Trang Thu Disclosed

Towards a Transit Oriented Development Approach for Belgrade (English)

The purpose of this report is to explore opportunities to better integrate land use and public transit planning in Belgrade. Specifically, the aim is to develop an approach toward Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) for Belgrade building off the city’s recently approved Transport Master Plan (2017). ... See More +

Working Paper 130458 SEP 01, 2018

Nishimaki,Hiroshi; Levine,Daniel; Okazawa,Yuko Disclosed

Can government intervention make firms more investment-ready ? a randomized experiment in the Western Balkans (English)

Many innovative start-ups and small and medium-size enterprises have good ideas, but do not have these ideas fine-tuned to the stage where they can attract outside funding. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8541 AUG 06, 2018

Cusolito,Ana Paula; Dautovic,Ernest; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Overhauling the management of agriculture : policy note (English)

An otherwise bright spot in the Serbian economy the agri-food sector has not benefited from a steady policy environment. Since 2000, the Ministry of Agriculture has had no less than 13 ministers against a backdrop of accession negotiations for European Union membership and ongoing reforms. ... See More +

Policy Note 128121 JUL 01, 2018

Disclosed

Discrimination against sexual minorities in education and housing : evidence from two field experiments in Serbia (English)

Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people is widespread, and LGBTI exclusion from economic markets, vital services, and political spaces is entrenched. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8504 JUN 29, 2018

Koehler,Dominik; Harley,Georgia; Menzies,Nicholas Disclosed

Strengthening services for victims of crime in Serbia and beyond (English)

Victims of crime are among the most vulnerable groups in need of government services. Yet, victim support services (VSS), if available, often vary in their quality and accessibility within countries. ... See More +

Brief 125087 MAR 01, 2018

Harley,Georgia; Boskovic,Marina Matic; Roussel,Margaux Veronica Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Serbia (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 121085 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Prospects of estimating poverty with phone surveys : experimental results from Serbia (English)

Telephone surveys enable us to collect data in a cost-effective and timely manner, but may not be conducive for collecting detailed consumption or income data for measuring poverty due to the required length of the interview and complexity of the questions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8225 OCT 24, 2017

Boznic,Vladan; Katayama,Roy Shuji; Munoz,Rodrigo; Takamatsu,Shinya; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Analysis of prosecutor’s office web sites in the Republic of Serbia (Serbian)

The prosecutor’s office web sites analysis includes 87 web sites. The analysis was conducted based on 30 relevant sources in the period between October 27th 2016 and February 10th 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 120525 OCT 17, 2017

English Disclosed

Analysis of prosecutor’s office web sites in the Republic of Serbia (English)

The prosecutor’s office web sites analysis includes 87 web sites. The analysis was conducted based on 30 relevant sources in the period between October 27th 2016 and February 10th 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 120525 OCT 17, 2017

Serbian Disclosed

Comprehensive disaster risk management in Serbia : from response to resilience (English)

A recent World Bank report found that summer temperatures in the Balkans could average 7.5°C higher than in pre-industrial times, with water shortages and extreme weather events becoming far more frequent and severe. ... See More +

Brief 121908 OCT 01, 2017

Ayhan,Elif Disclosed

Ensuring funding for victim support services (English)

The World Bank and the Multi Donor Trust Fund for Justice Sector Support (MDTF-JSS), in partnership with Victim Support Europe (VSE), are implementing a number of activities aimed at strengthening victim support services in Serbia. ... See More +

Working Paper 121507 AUG 01, 2017

Altan, Levent; Ivankovic, Aleksandra Serbian Disclosed

Ensuring funding for victim support services (Serbian)

The World Bank and the Multi Donor Trust Fund for Justice Sector Support (MDTF-JSS), in partnership with Victim Support Europe (VSE), are implementing a number of activities aimed at strengthening victim support services in Serbia. ... See More +

Working Paper 121507 AUG 01, 2017

Altan, Levent; Ivankovic, Aleksandra English Disclosed

FY17 Serbia country opinion survey report (English)

The Country Opinion Survey in Serbia assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Serbia perceive the WBG. ... See More +

Working Paper 128522 AUG 01, 2017

Disclosed

Vertical functional review of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection (English)

There are eleven recommendations that are the most important or wide-ranging of the functional review, and should be considered as a priority. Most of them apply to many different parts of this ministry and may also be replicated in other ministries; resolving them will in some cases require action at the level of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, in other cases action will be needed at government level. ... See More +

Working Paper 128124 JUN 30, 2017

Disclosed

Serbia - Public sector accounting review : report on the enhancement of public sector financial reporting (English)

The government’s public financial management (PFM) Reform Program 2016-2020 foresees the gradual transition of public sector financial reporting from a cash basis to an accrual basis of accounting and the application of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). ... See More +

Working Paper 124244 JUN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Analysis of the harmonization of the regulation on police of the Republic of Serbia (English)

This paper presents an analysis of the harmonization of the regulation on police of the Republic of Serbia compared to the provisions contained in the EU Directive 2012-29 on establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime. ... See More +

Working Paper 120516 MAR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Analysis of arrears of public prosecutors offices in Serbia (English)

This report represents the output of the analysis of arrears of Public Prosecutor's Offices in the Republic of Serbia. The analysis was conducted on a sample of five PPOs during November and December 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 120450 MAR 01, 2017

Markovic,Milos Serbian Disclosed

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Preventing More "Missing Girls" : A Review of Policies to Tackle Son Preference (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 WPS8635 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform – Serbia (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131737 Working Paper
Courts and Business Registration : Evidence from Serbia (English)
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OCT 11, 2018 WPS8611 Policy Research Working Paper
Towards a Transit Oriented Development Approach for Belgrade (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 130458 Working Paper
Can government intervention make firms more investment-ready ? a randomized experiment in the Western Balkans (English)
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AUG 06, 2018 WPS8541 Policy Research Working Paper
Overhauling the management of agriculture : policy note (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 128121 Policy Note
Discrimination against sexual minorities in education and housing : evidence from two field experiments in Serbia (English)
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JUN 29, 2018 WPS8504 Policy Research Working Paper
Strengthening services for victims of crime in Serbia and beyond (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125087 Brief
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Serbia (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121085 Working Paper
Prospects of estimating poverty with phone surveys : experimental results from Serbia (English)
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OCT 24, 2017 WPS8225 Policy Research Working Paper
Analysis of prosecutor’s office web sites in the Republic of Serbia (Serbian)
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OCT 17, 2017 120525 Working Paper English
Analysis of prosecutor’s office web sites in the Republic of Serbia (English)
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OCT 17, 2017 120525 Working Paper Serbian
Comprehensive disaster risk management in Serbia : from response to resilience (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 121908 Brief
Ensuring funding for victim support services (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 121507 Working Paper Serbian
Ensuring funding for victim support services (Serbian)
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AUG 01, 2017 121507 Working Paper English
FY17 Serbia country opinion survey report (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 128522 Working Paper
Vertical functional review of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 128124 Working Paper
Serbia - Public sector accounting review : report on the enhancement of public sector financial reporting (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 124244 Working Paper
Analysis of the harmonization of the regulation on police of the Republic of Serbia (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 120516 Working Paper
Analysis of arrears of public prosecutors offices in Serbia (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 120450 Working Paper Serbian