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Promoting good governance with social funds and decentralization (English)

Bad governance undermines development. Two important types of World Bank support for local governance are social funds and broadly based support for governments committed to decentralizing responsibility and power to local governments and other local institutions. ... See More +

Brief 22083 APR 30, 2001

Parker, Andrew French Disclosed

Promoting good governance with social funds and decentralization : Promouvoir la bonne gouvernance par les fonds sociaux et la décentralisation (French)

Bad governance undermines development. Two important types of World Bank support for local governance are social funds and broadly based support for governments committed to decentralizing responsibility and power to local governments and other local institutions. ... See More +

Brief 22083 APR 01, 2001

Parker, Andrew English Disclosed

Promoting good governance with social funds and decentralization (English)

Bad governance undermines development. Two important types of World Bank support for local governance are social funds and broadly based support for governments committed to decentralizing responsibility and power to local governments and other local institutions. ... See More +

Brief 24827 JAN 31, 2001

Parker,Andrew Chinese Disclosed

Promoting good governance with social funds and decentralization (Chinese)

Bad governance undermines development. Two important types of World Bank support for local governance are social funds and broadly based support for governments committed to decentralizing responsibility and power to local governments and other local institutions. ... See More +

Brief 24827 JAN 01, 2001

Parker,Andrew English Disclosed

Promoting good local governance through social funds and decentralization (English)

In recent years, the Bank and other donors have increased their focus on local governance and are now supporting initiatives that allow local institutions to play a much greater role in the planning, design, implementation, and operation and maintenance of small-scale investment projects. ... See More +

Working Paper 30354 MAY 01, 2000

Parker, Andrew; Serrano, Rodrigo

Agrarian structure in Poland : the myth of large-farm superiority (English)

In Poland, present policies are aimed at promoting large, mechanized farms over smaller family farms. These policies are based on the perception that large farms offer real economies of scale. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1596 APR 30, 1996

Van Zyl, Johan; Miller, Bill R.; Parker, Andrew

Market-assisted land reform : a new solution to old problems (English)

Historically, land reform has been implemented by government agencies expropriating land, with or without compensation, and then distributing it to the landless. ... See More +

Newsletter 22753 AUG 31, 1995

Aiyar, Swaminathan; Parker, Andrew; Van Zyl, Johan

Decentralization can work : experience from Colombia (English)

During the 1980s, Colombia embarked on an ambitious program to decentralize responsibilities for planning, financing, and delivering public goods and services. ... See More +

Newsletter 22752 AUG 31, 1995

Aiyar, Swaminathan; Parker, Andrew; Van Zyl, Johan

How well has decentralization worked for rural development? (English)

Many developing countries are experimenting with decentralizing power and responsibilities to local governments. These processes of decentralization have achieved some notable improvements in delivering services to rural communities. ... See More +

Newsletter 22751 AUG 31, 1995

Aiyar, Swaminathan; Parker, Andrew; Van Zyl, Johan

Market-assisted land reform : helping solve a debt crisis (English)

The abolition of subsidies and privileges tend to reduce the profitability of farming sharply. The impact is most severe on farmers who have borrowed large sums from banks, especially since real interest rates tend to be high during adjustment. ... See More +

Newsletter 22754 AUG 31, 1995

Aiyer, Swaminathan; Parker, Andrew; Van Zyl, Johan

The myth of large-farm superiority (English)

Large, mechanized farms are often viewed as more efficient than small ones. This myth has often included policymakers and technicians who favor large commercial farms depending on mechanization and hired labor, or large collectives or state farms rather than smaller family farms. ... See More +

Newsletter 22755 AUG 31, 1995

Aiyer, Swaminathan; Parker, Andrew; Van Zyl, Johan

Decentralization : a new strategy for rural development (English)

The widespread failure of integrated rural development to bring about a sustained improvement in the living standards of rural people has left unanswered the question of how best to ensure effective rural development programs. ... See More +

Newsletter 22735 AUG 31, 1995

Aiyar, Swaminathan; Parker, Andrew; Van Zyl, Johan

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Promoting good governance with social funds and decentralization (English)
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APR 30, 2001 22083 Brief French
Promoting good governance with social funds and decentralization : Promouvoir la bonne gouvernance par les fonds sociaux et la décentralisation (French)
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APR 01, 2001 22083 Brief English
Promoting good governance with social funds and decentralization (English)
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JAN 31, 2001 24827 Brief Chinese
Promoting good governance with social funds and decentralization (Chinese)
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JAN 01, 2001 24827 Brief English
Promoting good local governance through social funds and decentralization (English)
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MAY 01, 2000 30354 Working Paper
Agrarian structure in Poland : the myth of large-farm superiority (English)
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APR 30, 1996 WPS1596 Policy Research Working Paper
Market-assisted land reform : a new solution to old problems (English)
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AUG 31, 1995 22753 Newsletter
Decentralization can work : experience from Colombia (English)
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AUG 31, 1995 22752 Newsletter
How well has decentralization worked for rural development? (English)
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AUG 31, 1995 22751 Newsletter
Market-assisted land reform : helping solve a debt crisis (English)
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AUG 31, 1995 22754 Newsletter
The myth of large-farm superiority (English)
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AUG 31, 1995 22755 Newsletter
Decentralization : a new strategy for rural development (English)
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AUG 31, 1995 22735 Newsletter