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From uneven growth to inclusive development : Romania’s path to shared prosperity - systematic country diagnostic (English)

Romania’s transformation has been ‘a tale of two Romania’s’, one urban, dynamic, and integrated with the EU; the other rural, poor, and isolated. ... See More +

Publication 127129 JUN 06, 2018

De Rosa,Donato; Kim,Yeon Soo; Chatzinikolaou,Aimilios; Bulman,David Janoff; Hopkins, Johns; Dospinescu,Andrei Silviu; Karver,Jonathan George; Meisner,Craig M.; Murisic,Maja; Pauna,Catalin; Tsoungui Belinga,Vincent De Paul Disclosed

Citizens as drivers of change : how citizens practice human rights to engage with the state and promote transparency and accountability (English)

Since 2014, the World Bank Group (WBG) has formally mainstreamed citizen engagement in its strategy to end extreme poverty and share prosperity, building on 25 years of emerging practice and research. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS21097 JUL 17, 2017

Schott,Berenike Laura 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

World Development Report 2017 : governance and the law (Japanese)

Why are carefully designed, sensible policies too often not adopted or implemented? When they are, why do they often fail to generate development outcomes such as security, growth, and equity? ... See More +

World Development Report 112303 JAN 01, 2017

Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Zhou,Yongmei; Al-Dahdah,Edouard; Bulman,David Janoff; Isser,Deborah Hannah; Larizza,Marco; Molina,Ezequiel; Safir,Abla; Sharma,Siddharth English, Chinese Disclosed

Good countries or good projects ? comparing macro and micro correlates of World Bank and Asian Development Bank project performance (English)

This paper examines the micro and macro correlates of aid project outcomes in a sample of 3,821 World Bank projects and 1,342 Asian Development Bank projects. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7245 APR 21, 2015

Bulman,David Janoff; Kolkma,Walter; Kraay,Aart C. Disclosed

Transitioning from low-income growth to high-income growth : is there a middle income trap ? (English)

Is there a "middle income trap"? Theory suggests that the determinants of growth at low and high income levels may be different. If countries struggle to transition from growth strategies that are effective at low income levels to growth strategies that are effective at high income levels, they may stagnate at some middle income level; this phenomenon can be thought of as a "middle income trap." ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7104 NOV 01, 2014

Bulman, David; Eden, Maya; Nguyen, Ha Disclosed

Growth in China 1978-2008 : Factor Accumulation, Factor Reallocation, and Improvements in Productivity (English)

China's economic success over the past three decades can be decomposed into three broad contributions to growth; accumulation of labor and capital, growth induced by structural transformation (i.e. the reallocation of labor and capital across sectors and ownership units), and growth in total factor productivity. ... See More +

Working Paper 92552 MAY 17, 2011

Bulman, David; Kraay, Aart Disclosed