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Public procurement regulation and road quality (English)

Public procurement regulation is an important instrument for using public resources efficiently and ensuring quality services to citizens. On average, the public procurement sector accounts for 14.5 percent of the gross domestic product globally. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8234 NOV 06, 2017

Saliola,Federica; Djankov,Simeon; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Ghossein,Tania Disclosed

The road to 2020 : scenarios for a world in crisis (English)

The paper is based on a scenario workshop held on January 20, 2009, where leading financial and private sector development experts from IFC, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank discussed the unfolding crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper 69008 JAN 01, 2012

Djankov, Simeon; Gregory, Neil; Klein, Michael; Martin, Facundo Disclosed

Celebrating reform : doing business (English)

Reforming business regulation takes leadership-more than many other reforms. Committed leaders provide vision, energy and direction to improving business climates, often in the face of daunting challenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 58786 JAN 01, 2011

Djankov, Simeon; Mcliesh, Caralee; Newton, James; Solf, Sylvia; Vicentini, Adriana; Jersild, Tom; Skopljak, Zoran; Larson, Adam; Minoski, Kiril; Morris, Janet; Johns, Melissa; Lobet, Jean Michel; Ramalho, Rita; Dennis, Allen; Hertveldt, Sabine; Yap, Justin Disclosed

Review of the Dutch administrative simplification programme (English)

This note is a progress assessment of the Dutch government's recent regulatory reform initiatives. The assessment is carried out in light of the World Bank Group's 2007 examination of the Netherlands' 2003-2007 Administrative Burdens Reduction Programme. ... See More +

Newsletter 58697 JAN 01, 2010

Djankov, Simeon; Ladegaard, Peter Disclosed

Review of Denmark's program for better business regulation (English)

This report is a brief review of the Danish government's 2001-2010 administrative burden reduction programs. The report is organized as follows. ... See More +

Working Paper 58781 OCT 01, 2009

Bilberg, Martin; Djankov, Simeon; Ladegaard, Peter; Rimmer, Stephen Disclosed

Review of Denmark's program for better business regulation (English)

The report is organized as follows: the executive summary (I) pulls together all major conclusions and recommendations of the report. The following five sections then focus on key requirements of any successful regulatory reform program: (II) business regulation policy, (III) measurements and Targets, (IV) organization and procedures, (V) incentives for reform, and (VI) communication of results. ... See More +

Working Paper 58690 OCT 01, 2009

Bilberg, Martin; Djankov, Simeon; Ladegaard, Peter; Rimmer, Stephen Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 24 (2) (English)

This issue includes the following: Aggregate economic shocks, child schooling, and child health by Francisco H. G. Ferreira and Norbert Schady; the regulation of entry: asurvey by Simeon Djankov; how relevant is targeting to the success of an antipoverty program? ... See More +

Publication 62986 AUG 01, 2009

Jimenez, Emmanuel; Feder, Gershon; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Schady, Norbert; Djankov, Simeon; Ravallion, Martin; Deininger, Klaus; Abadzi, Helen Disclosed

The regulation of entry : a survey (English)

Simplifying entry regulation has been a popular reform since the publication of Djankov and others (2002). The inclusion of business entry indicators in the World Bank's doing business project has led to acceleration in reform: in 2003-08, 193 reforms took place in 116 countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 76797 MAY 13, 2009

Djankov, Simeon Disclosed

Bankruptcy regimes during financial distress (English)

A question frequently asked at the onset of economic crises is whether the existing bankruptcy regimes can adequately deal with the increase in corporate and bank failures. ... See More +

Working Paper 50322 MAY 01, 2009

Djankov, Simeon Disclosed

Natural resources and reforms (English)

The authors use a sample of 133 countries to investigate the link between the abundance of natural resources and micro-economic reforms. Previous studies suggest that natural resource abundance gives rise to governments that are less accountable to the public and states that are oligarchic, and that it leads to the erosion of social capital. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4882 MAR 01, 2009

Amin, Mohammad; Djankov, Simeon Disclosed

Democracy and reforms (English)

The authors use a sample of 147 countries to investigate the link between democracy and reforms. Democracy may be conducive to reforms, because politicians have the incentive to embrace growth-enhancing reforms to win elections. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4835 FEB 01, 2009

Amin, Mohammad; Djankov, Simeon Disclosed

Tax stimulus as crisis response (English)

Many countries are contemplating stimulus packages as a response to the deepening economic crisis. This paper discusses the benefits of tax reform as a crisis-response measure. ... See More +

Working Paper 50321 JAN 01, 2009

Angelov, Georgi; Djankov, Simeon Disclosed

Determinants of doing business reforms (English)

This note identifies the quality of democracy and the amount of natural resources as important determinants of doing business reforms. Reforms are more likely in countries with better democracy and less reliance on natural resources. ... See More +

Brief 50857 JAN 01, 2009

Amin, Mohammad; Djankov, Simeon Disclosed

Democracy and reforms (English)

The authors use a sample of 147 countries to investigate the link between democracy and reforms. Democracy may be conducive to reform, because politicians have the incentive to embrace growth-enhancing reforms to win elections. ... See More +

Working Paper 47237 JAN 01, 2009

Amin, Mohammad; Djankov, Simeon Disclosed

Aid with multiple personalities (English)

The existing research on foreign aid offers inconclusive evidence on the factors that make aid effective. In this paper, the authors test the hypothesis that the success of foreign aid depends on the fragmentation of donors. ... See More +

Working Paper 45249 AUG 01, 2008

Djankov, Simeon; Montalvo, Jose G.; Reynal-Querol, Marta; Disclosed

Doing business in small Island developing states 2008 : comparing regulation across 32 economies and with 178 economies (English)

Doing business in Small Island developing states is a report drawing on the data of the global doing business project and database, as well as the findings of doing business 2008, an annual report published by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. ... See More +

Working Paper 44051 JUN 03, 2008

Dennis, Allen; Djankov, Simeon; Geginat, Carolin; Haidar, Jamal Ibrahim; McLiesh, Caralee; Ramalho, Rita Disclosed

Who are the unbanked ? (English)

This paper uses nationally representative survey data from Mexico to compare households with savings accounts in formal financial institutions to their neighbors who do not have such accounts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4647 JUN 01, 2008

Djankov, Simeon; Miranda, Pedro; Seira, Enrique; Sharma, Siddharth Disclosed

The curse of aid (English)

Foreign aid provides a windfall of resources to recipient countries and may result in the same rent seeking behavior as documented in the 'curse of natural resources' literature. ... See More +

Working Paper 45254 DEC 01, 2007

Djankov, Simeon; Montalvo, Jose G; Reynal-Querol, Marta Disclosed

Doing Business au Maroc - comparant la reglamentation en 8 regions : Doing Business 2008 Morocco : comparing regulation in 178 economies (English)

Doing Business in Morocco is the first report submitted regarding Morocco that is based on the study of regulations supporting economic activity, and of regulations limiting it. ... See More +

Working Paper 41937 JUN 01, 2007

Djankov, Simeon; McLiesh, Caralee; Goldmark, Lara; Huwiler, Caroline; Fidas, Penelope; Haidar, Jamal Ibrahim; Solf, Sylvia French Disclosed

The causes of civil war (English)

The dominant hypothesis in the literature that studies conflict is that poverty is the main cause of civil wars. The authors instead analyze the effect of institutions on civil war, controlling for income per capita. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4254 JUN 01, 2007

Djankov, Simeon; Reynal-Querol, Marta Disclosed

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Public procurement regulation and road quality (English)
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NOV 06, 2017 WPS8234 Policy Research Working Paper
The road to 2020 : scenarios for a world in crisis (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 69008 Working Paper
Celebrating reform : doing business (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 58786 Working Paper
Review of the Dutch administrative simplification programme (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 58697 Newsletter
Review of Denmark's program for better business regulation (English)
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OCT 01, 2009 58781 Working Paper
Review of Denmark's program for better business regulation (English)
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OCT 01, 2009 58690 Working Paper
The World Bank research observer 24 (2) (English)
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AUG 01, 2009 62986 Publication
The regulation of entry : a survey (English)
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MAY 13, 2009 76797 Journal Article
Bankruptcy regimes during financial distress (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 50322 Working Paper
Natural resources and reforms (English)
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MAR 01, 2009 WPS4882 Policy Research Working Paper
Democracy and reforms (English)
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FEB 01, 2009 WPS4835 Policy Research Working Paper
Tax stimulus as crisis response (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 50321 Working Paper
Determinants of doing business reforms (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 50857 Brief
Democracy and reforms (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 47237 Working Paper
Aid with multiple personalities (English)
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AUG 01, 2008 45249 Working Paper
Doing business in small Island developing states 2008 : comparing regulation across 32 economies and with 178 economies (English)
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JUN 03, 2008 44051 Working Paper
Who are the unbanked ? (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 WPS4647 Policy Research Working Paper
The curse of aid (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 45254 Working Paper
Doing Business au Maroc - comparant la reglamentation en 8 regions : Doing Business 2008 Morocco : comparing regulation in 178 economies (English)
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JUN 01, 2007 41937 Working Paper French
The causes of civil war (English)
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JUN 01, 2007 WPS4254 Policy Research Working Paper