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Mapping Indonesia’s Civil Service (English)

Indonesia’s civil service has expanded by 25 percent in the last 12 years, which presents opportunities for the government of Indonesia (GoI) to work toward the goal of reducing poverty and enhancing social welfare. ... See More +

Working Paper 126376 MAY 21, 2018

Sacks,Audrey; Pierskalla,Jan Henryk Disclosed

Bureaucracy and service delivery (English)

This essay reviews the literature on the politics of bureaucracy in the developing world, with a focus on service delivery and bureaucratic performance. ... See More +

Working Paper 112366 JUL 22, 2016

Pepinsky,Thomas Blake; Pierskalla,Jan Henryk; Sacks,Audrey Disclosed

The promise of performance pay? : reasons for caution in policy prescriptions in the core civil service (English)

There is a vast body of literature on performance-related pay (PRP), with strongly held views from opponents and proponents. This study reviews this literature, disaggregating the available evidence by the different public sector contexts, particularly the different types of public sector jobs, the quality of the empirical study, and the economic context (developing country or OECD settings), with the aim of distilling useful lessons for policymakers in developing countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 112519 AUG 01, 2014

Hasnain,Zahid; Manning,Nick; Pierskalla,Jan Henryk Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 29 (2) (English)

The World Bank Research Observer is intended for anyone who has a professional interest in development. Observer articles are written to be accessible to nonspecialist readers; contributors examine key issues in development economics, survey the literature and the latest World Bank research, and debate issues of development policy. ... See More +

Publication 113057 AUG 01, 2014

Wagstaff, Adam; Bredenkamp,Caryn; R. Buisman,Leander; Dercon,Stefan; Bruhn,Miriam; Mckenzie,David J.; De Hoop,Jacobus Joost; C. Rosati,Furio; Hasnain,Zahid; Manning,Nick; Pierskalla,Jan Henryk Disclosed

Public sector human resource practices to drive performance (English)

Many Governments wrestle with the issue of designing an appropriate set of human resource practices to motivate public servants to perform. Identifying the right set of practices for the public sector is a source of some controversy, and passions run high particularly in relation to the use of monetary incentives, often referred to as performance-related pay or performance based pay. ... See More +

Brief 98810 OCT 01, 2012

Manning, Nick; Hasnain,Zahid; Pierskalla,Jan Henryk Disclosed

Performance-related pay in the public sector : a review of theory and evidence (English)

The objective of this paper is to provide a review of the theoretical and, in particular, empirical literature on performance-related pay in the public sector spanning the fields of public administration, psychology, economics, education, and health with the aim of distilling useful lessons for policy-makers in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6043 APR 01, 2012

Hasnain, Zahid; Manning, Nick; Pierskalla Henryk Disclosed