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Encouraging Service Delivery to the Poor : Does Money Talk When Health Workers Are Pro-Poor ? (English)

Do service providers respond to pecuniary incentives to serve the poor? Service delivery to the poor is complicated by the extra effort required to deliver services to them and the intrinsic incentives of service providers to exert this effort. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8666 DEC 06, 2018

Banuri,Sheheryar; De Walque,Damien B. C. M.; Keefer,Philip E.; Robyn,Paul Jacob Disclosed

Love the job... or the patient ? task vs. mission-based motivations in health care (English)

A booming literature has argued that mission-based motives are a central feature of mission-oriented labor markets. This paper shifts the focus to task-based motivation and finds that it yields significantly more effort than mission-based motivation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8338 FEB 13, 2018

Banuri,Sheheryar; Keefer,Philip E.; De Walque,Damien B. C. M. Disclosed

Biased policy professionals (English)

A large literature focuses on the biases of individuals and consumers, as well as "nudges" and other policies that can address those biases. Although policy decisions are often more consequential than those of individual consumers, there is a dearth of studies on the biases of policy professionals: those who prepare and implement policy on behalf of elected politicians. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8113 JUN 26, 2017

Banuri,Sheheryar; Dercon,Stefan; Gauri,Varun Disclosed

The governance game (English)

In this paper, the authors use the lab to test a series of policy proposals designed to constrain rent-seeking behaviour in a policymaking context. ... See More +

Working Paper 112876 JAN 01, 2017

Banuri,Sheheryar; Bulman,David Janoff; F. Lopez-Calva,Luis; Molina,Ezequiel; Safir,Abla; Sharma,Siddharth Disclosed

Was Weber right ? the effects of pay for ability and pay for performance on pro-social motivation, ability and effort in the public sector (English)

This paper examines the effects of pecuniary compensation on the ability and motivation of individuals in organizations with non-pecuniary or pro-social missions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7261 MAY 11, 2015

Banuri,Sheheryar; Keefer,Philip E. Disclosed

Intrinsic motivation, effort and the call to public service (English)

Pay schemes in the public sector aim to attract motivated, high-ability applicants. A nascent literature has found positive effects of higher pay on ability and no or slightly positive effects on motivation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6729 DEC 01, 2013

Banuri, Sheheryar; Keefer, Philip Disclosed

Experiments in culture and corruption : a review (English)

Two decades of empirical evaluation have shown that corruption has a negative impact on economic growth, political stability, judicial effectiveness, democratization, educational attainment, and equality of income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6064 MAY 01, 2012

Banuri, Sheheryar; Eckel, Catherine Disclosed