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The world bank economic review 28 (3) (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: can we trust shoestring evaluations?; evaluation of development programs: randomized controlled trials or regressions? ... See More +

Publication 113050 JAN 01, 2014

Ravallion,Martin; Elbers,Chris T.M.; Gunning,Jan Willem; Camacho,Adriana; Conover,Emily; Hoyos,Alejandro; Fitzsimons,Emla Olivia Anne; Mesnard,Alice; Desai,Raj M.; Joshi,Shareen; Gajate-Garrido,Gissele; Blanc,Elodie; Strobl,Eric Disclosed

Collective action and community development : evidence from self-help groups in rural India (English)

In response to the problems of high coordination costs among the poor, efforts are underway in many countries to organize the poor through self-help groups (SHGs) - membership - based organizations that aim to promote social cohesion through a mixture of education, access to finance, and linkages to wider development programs. ... See More +

Journal Article 112411 SEP 07, 2013

Desai,Raj M.; Joshi,Shareen Disclosed

Collective action and community development : evidence from self-help groups in rural India (English)

In response to the problems of high coordination costs among the poor, efforts are underway in many countries to organize the poor through "self-help groups" (SHGs) -- membership-based organizations that aim to promote social cohesion through a mixture of education, access to finance, and linkages to wider development programs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6547 JUL 01, 2013

Desai, Raj M.; Joshi, Shareen Disclosed

Azerbaijan - World Bank country-level engagement on governance and anticorruption (English)

Azerbaijan is a secular, majority-Shiite, oil and gas-rich country whose per-capita income quadrupled in real terms during the period 2004-10. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 66768 DEC 01, 2011

Wescott, Clay; Desai, Raj; Talvitie, Antti Disclosed

Cambodia - World Bank country-level engagement on governance and anticorruption (English)

Cambodia is one of the world's most open economies, sustaining high levels of growth in an environment of relatively weak governance. Emerging from a legacy of genocide and civil conflict, the country has sought to address human and social capital deficits across sectors, weaknesses in public finance, and corruption. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 66766 DEC 01, 2011

Girishankar, Navin; DeGroot, David; Desai, Raj; Stout, Susan; Wescott, Clay Disclosed

Moldova - World Bank country-level engagement on governance and anticorruption (English)

Moldova has suffered over the last two decades from rising poverty, territorial secession, armed conflict, and the spillover effects of a regional financial crisis, with declining population size and life expectancy, and an economy approximately one-half of what it was in 1990. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 66756 DEC 01, 2011

Wescott, Clay; Desai, Raj Disclosed

Can Russia complete? (English)

Russian economy has been growing at an average nominal rate of 6 percent annually for the past decade. Among the most important factors contributing to its expansion has been the skyrocketing cost of oil and gas. ... See More +

Publication 79450 JAN 01, 2008

Desai, Raj M.; Goldberg, Itzhak Disclosed

Can Russia compete? (English)

Russia has joined the club of rapidly growing economies, driven by rising prices for oil and gas. Russian authorities are concerned about sustaining this economic performance, however. ... See More +

Publication 111709 JAN 01, 2008

Desai,Raj M.; Goldberg,Itzhak Disclosed

Enhancing Russia's competitiveness and innovative capacity (English)

The Russian economy has been growing at a nominal rate of 6 percent annually for the past several years. Nonetheless, the Russian government, concerned about the sustainability of this economic performance, has sought to promote more diversified and broader economic growth outside the natural resource sectors and promote a knowledge-based economy. ... See More +

Working Paper 41337 JAN 01, 2007

Desai, Raj M.; Goldberg, Itzhak Disclosed

World development report 2005 : a better investment climate for everyone : Relatorio sobre o desenvolvimento mundial 2005 : um melhor clima de investimento para todos (Portuguese)

Firms and entrepreneurs of all types-from micro-enterprises to multinationals-play a central role in growth and poverty reduction. Their investment decisions drive job creation, the availability and affordability of goods and services for consumers, and the tax revenues governments can draw on to fund health, education, and other services. ... See More +

World Development Report 28829 MAR 01, 2005

Clarke, George; Desai, Raj; Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Irwin, Timothy; Messick, Richard; Scarpetta, Stefano; Smith, Warrick; Tata, Gaiv; Vostroknutova, Ekaterina Vietnamese, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, German, English Disclosed

World development report 2005 : a better investment climate for everyone : World development report 2005: a better investment climate for everyone (Russian)

Firms and entrepreneurs of all types-from micro-enterprises to multinationals-play a central role in growth and poverty reduction. Their investment decisions drive job creation, the availability and affordability of goods and services for consumers, and the tax revenues governments can draw on to fund health, education, and other services. ... See More +

World Development Report 28829 JAN 01, 2005

Clarke, George; Desai, Raj; Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Irwin, Timothy; Messick, Richard; Scarpetta, Stefano; Smith, Warrick; Tata, Gaiv; Vostroknutova, Ekaterina Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French, German, English Disclosed

World development report 2005 : a better investment climate for everyone : Rapport sur le developpement dans le monde 2005 : un meilleur climat de l'investissement pour tous (French)

Firms and entrepreneurs of all types-from micro-enterprises to multinationals-play a central role in growth and poverty reduction. Their investment decisions drive job creation, the availability and affordability of goods and services for consumers, and the tax revenues governments can draw on to fund health, education, and other services. ... See More +

World Development Report 28829 JAN 01, 2005

Clarke, George; Desai, Raj; Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Irwin, Timothy; Messick, Richard; Scarpetta, Stefano; Smith, Warrick; Tata, Gaiv; Vostroknutova, Ekaterina Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, German, English Disclosed

World development report 2005 : a better investment climate for everyone : World development report 2005: a better investment climate for everyone (German)

Firms and entrepreneurs of all types-from micro-enterprises to multinationals-play a central role in growth and poverty reduction. Their investment decisions drive job creation, the availability and affordability of goods and services for consumers, and the tax revenues governments can draw on to fund health, education, and other services. ... See More +

World Development Report 28829 JAN 01, 2004

Clarke, George; Desai, Raj; Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Irwin, Timothy; Messick, Richard; Scarpetta, Stefano; Smith, Warrick; Tata, Gaiv; Vostroknutova, Ekaterina Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, French, English Disclosed

World development report 2005 : a better investment climate for everyone : World development report 2005: a better investment climate for everyone (Vietnamese)

Firms and entrepreneurs of all types-from micro-enterprises to multinationals-play a central role in growth and poverty reduction. Their investment decisions drive job creation, the availability and affordability of goods and services for consumers, and the tax revenues governments can draw on to fund health, education, and other services. ... See More +

World Development Report 28829 JAN 01, 2004

Clarke, George; Desai, Raj; Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Irwin, Timothy; Messick, Richard; Scarpetta, Stefano; Smith, Warrick; Tata, Gaiv; Vostroknutova, Ekaterina Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, French, German, English Disclosed

World development report 2005 : a better investment climate for everyone : World development report 2005: a better investment climate for everyone (Arabic)

Firms and entrepreneurs of all types-from micro-enterprises to multinationals-play a central role in growth and poverty reduction. Their investment decisions drive job creation, the availability and affordability of goods and services for consumers, and the tax revenues governments can draw on to fund health, education, and other services. ... See More +

World Development Report 28829 JAN 01, 2004

Clarke, George; Desai, Raj; Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Irwin, Timothy; Messick, Richard; Scarpetta, Stefano; Smith, Warrick; Tata, Gaiv; Vostroknutova, Ekaterina Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, French, German, English Disclosed

World development report 2005 : a better investment climate for everyone : Informe sobre el desarrollo Mundial 2005 : un mejor clima de inversion para todos (Spanish)

Firms and entrepreneurs of all types-from micro-enterprises to multinationals-play a central role in growth and poverty reduction. Their investment decisions drive job creation, the availability and affordability of goods and services for consumers, and the tax revenues governments can draw on to fund health, education, and other services. ... See More +

World Development Report 28829 JAN 01, 2004

Clarke, George; Desai, Raj; Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Irwin, Timothy; Messick, Richard; Scarpetta, Stefano; Smith, Warrick; Tata, Gaiv; Vostroknutova, Ekaterina Vietnamese, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, French, German, English Disclosed

World development report 2005 : a better investment climate for everyone (English)

Firms and entrepreneurs of all types-from micro-enterprises to multinationals-play a central role in growth and poverty reduction. Their investment decisions drive job creation, the availability and affordability of goods and services for consumers, and the tax revenues governments can draw on to fund health, education, and other services. ... See More +

World Development Report 28829 JAN 01, 2004

Clarke, George; Desai, Raj; Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Irwin, Timothy; Messick, Richard; Scarpetta, Stefano; Smith, Warrick; Tata, Gaiv; Vostroknutova, Ekaterina Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, French, German Disclosed

Fiscal federalism and regional growth : evidence from the Russian Federation in the 1990s (English)

Subnational fiscal autonomy-the basis for fiscal federalism in modern federations-is meant to serve two roles. First, local control over revenue collection is meant to provide a check on the capacity of central authorities to tax arbitrarily local capital. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3138 SEP 01, 2003

Raj M. Desai; Lev M. Freinkman; Itzhak Goldberg

The World Bank research observer 16 (2) (English)

Counting the world's poor: problems and possible solutions; by Angus Deaton. Comments on "counting the world's poor"; by Martin Ravallion, and T. ... See More +

Publication 23416 SEP 30, 2001

Devarajan, Shantayanan [editor]; Deaton, Angus; Ravallion, Martin; Srinivasan, T.N.; Hayami, Yujir; Murgai, Rinku; Ali, Mubarik; Byerlee, Derek; Desai, Raj M.; Goldberg, Itzhak Disclosed

The politics of Russian enterprise reform : insiders, local governments, and the obstacles to restructuring (English)

Russia and other countries in the commonwealth of independent states that have implemented voucher privatization programs have to account for the puzzling behavior of insiders manager-owners-who, in stripping assets from the firms they own, appear to be stealing from one pocket to fill the other. ... See More +

Journal Article 76662 JAN 01, 2001

Desai, Raj M.; Goldberg, Itzhak Disclosed

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The world bank economic review 28 (3) (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 113050 Publication
Collective action and community development : evidence from self-help groups in rural India (English)
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SEP 07, 2013 112411 Journal Article
Collective action and community development : evidence from self-help groups in rural India (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 WPS6547 Policy Research Working Paper
Azerbaijan - World Bank country-level engagement on governance and anticorruption (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 66768 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Cambodia - World Bank country-level engagement on governance and anticorruption (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 66766 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Moldova - World Bank country-level engagement on governance and anticorruption (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 66756 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Can Russia complete? (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 79450 Publication
Can Russia compete? (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 111709 Publication
Enhancing Russia's competitiveness and innovative capacity (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 41337 Working Paper
World development report 2005 : a better investment climate for everyone : Relatorio sobre o desenvolvimento mundial 2005 : um melhor clima de investimento para todos (Portuguese)
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MAR 01, 2005 28829 World Development Report Vietnamese, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, German, English
World development report 2005 : a better investment climate for everyone : World development report 2005: a better investment climate for everyone (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2005 28829 World Development Report Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French, German, English
World development report 2005 : a better investment climate for everyone : Rapport sur le developpement dans le monde 2005 : un meilleur climat de l'investissement pour tous (French)
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JAN 01, 2005 28829 World Development Report Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, German, English
World development report 2005 : a better investment climate for everyone : World development report 2005: a better investment climate for everyone (German)
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JAN 01, 2004 28829 World Development Report Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, French, English
World development report 2005 : a better investment climate for everyone : World development report 2005: a better investment climate for everyone (Vietnamese)
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JAN 01, 2004 28829 World Development Report Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, French, German, English
World development report 2005 : a better investment climate for everyone : World development report 2005: a better investment climate for everyone (Arabic)
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JAN 01, 2004 28829 World Development Report Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, French, German, English
World development report 2005 : a better investment climate for everyone : Informe sobre el desarrollo Mundial 2005 : un mejor clima de inversion para todos (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2004 28829 World Development Report Vietnamese, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, French, German, English
World development report 2005 : a better investment climate for everyone (English)
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JAN 01, 2004 28829 World Development Report Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, French, German
Fiscal federalism and regional growth : evidence from the Russian Federation in the 1990s (English)
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SEP 01, 2003 WPS3138 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank research observer 16 (2) (English)
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SEP 30, 2001 23416 Publication
The politics of Russian enterprise reform : insiders, local governments, and the obstacles to restructuring (English)
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JAN 01, 2001 76662 Journal Article