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Benchmarking Public-Private Partnerships Procurement 2017 (Vol. 2) (English)

Public-private partnership (PPP) projects are gaining momentum globally as a means for delivering infrastructure. Government capabilities to prepare, procure, and manage such projects are important to ensure that the expected efficiency gains are achieved. ... See More +

Working Paper 142358 MAR 30, 2018

Traboulsi; Ruiz-Nuñez; Fernanda; Saliola,Federica; Larroque,Helene Candice; Zeina; Khamudkhanov,Khasankhon; Tejada Ibanez,Mikel; Lopez Claros,Augusto; Ghossein,Tania; Alreshaid,Nasser Disclosed

Benchmarking Public-Private Partnerships Procurement 2017 : Executive Summary (English)

Public-private partnership (PPP) projects are gaining momentum globally as a means for delivering infrastructure. Government capabilities to prepare, procure, and manage such projects are important to ensure that the expected efficiency gains are achieved. ... See More +

Working Paper 142358 MAR 30, 2018

Traboulsi; Ruiz Nunez,Fernanda; Saliola,Federica; Larroque,Helene Candice; Zeina; Tejada Ibanez,Mikel; Lopez Claros,Augusto; Ghossein,Tania; Alreshaid,Nasser Disclosed

Benchmarking Public Procurement 2017 : Assessing Public Procurement Regulatory Systems in 180 Economies : Executive Summary (English)

Despite the importance of the public procurement market, little effort has been made to systematically and consistently collect reliable statistics on a number of critical dimensions. ... See More +

Working Paper 142360 JAN 01, 2017

Lopez Claros,Augusto; Ghossein,Tania; Saliola,Federica Disclosed

Benchmarking Public Procurement 2017 : Assessing Public Procurement Regulatory Systems in 180 Economies (Vol. 2) (English)

Despite the importance of the public procurement market, little effort has been made to systematically and consistently collect reliable statistics on a number of critical dimensions. ... See More +

Working Paper 142360 JAN 01, 2017

Lopez Claros,Augusto; Ghossein,Tania; Saliola,Federica Disclosed

Absent laws and missing women: can domestic violence legislation reduce female mortality ? (English)

This study contributes to the literature on legal institutions and determinants of adult mortality. The paper explores the relationship between the presence of domestic violence legislation and women-to-men adult mortality rates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7622 APR 05, 2016

Amin,Mohammad; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Lopez Claros,Augusto Disclosed

Benchmarking public procurement 2016 : assessing public procurement systems in 77 economies (English)

Benchmarking public procurement focuses on an equally critical aspect of procurement systems for private sector participation: a well-functioning complaint system. ... See More +

Publication 101080 NOV 12, 2015

Saliola,Federica; Ghossein,Tania; Lopez Claros,Augusto; Pouget,Sophie; Danon,Elisabeth; Gutierrez Casadiego,Maria Paula; Del Valle Catoni,Natalia; Mayer Cuesta,Raquel Maria Disclosed

Does culture matter for development ? (English)

Economists have either avoided or struggled with the concept of culture and its role in economic development. Although a few theoretical works -- and even fewer empirical studies -- have appeared in the past decades, this paper tries to build on a multidisciplinary approach to review the evidence on whether and how culture matters for development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7092 NOV 01, 2014

Lopez-Claros, Augusto; Perotti, Valeria Disclosed

Fiscal challenges after the global financial crisis : a survey of key issues (English)

The global financial crisis and the response to it have contributed to a sharp increase in public indebtedness in a large number of countries. While there have been episodes of high debt in the past, there are a number of long-term challenges today that are likely to complicate the implementation of sustainable fiscal policies in the coming years. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6805 MAR 01, 2014

Lopez-Claros, Augusto Disclosed

Removing impediments to sustainable economic development : the case of corruption (English)

This paper examines causes and consequences of corruption within the process of economic development. It starts by reviewing some of the factors that, over the past couple of decades, have transformed corruption from a subject on the sidelines of economic research to a central preoccupation of policy makers and donors in many countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6704 NOV 01, 2013

Lopez Claros, Augusto Disclosed