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Participatory accountability and collective action : evidence from field experiments in Albanian schools (English)

There is general agreement that the existence of participatory institutions is a necessary condition for accountability, especially where top-down institutions are malfunctioning or missing. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6027 APR 01, 2012

Barr, Abigail; Packard, Truman; Serra, Danila Disclosed

Education outcomes, school governance and parents' demand for accountability : evidence from Albania (English)

The extent to which teachers and school directors are held to account may play a central role in determining education outcomes, particularly in developing and transition countries where institutional deficiencies can distort incentives. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5643 APR 01, 2011

Serra, Danila; Barr, Abigail; Packard, Truman Disclosed

For public service or money : understanding geographical imbalances in the health workforce (English)

Geographical imbalances in the health workforce have been a consistent feature of nearly all health systems, and especially in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 53128 AUG 01, 2007

Serneels, Pieter; Lindelow, Magnus; Garcia-Montalvo, Jose; Barr, Abigail Disclosed

For public service or money : understanding geographical imbalances in the health workforce (English)

Geographical imbalances in the health workforce have been a consistent feature of nearly all health systems, especially in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3686 AUG 01, 2005

Serneels, Pieter; Lindelow, Magnus; Garcia-Montalvo, Jose; Barr, Abigail Disclosed

To serve the community or oneself - the public servant's dilemma (English)

Embezzlement of resources is hampering public service delivery throughout the developing world. Research on this issue is hindered by problems of measurement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3187 JAN 15, 2004

Barr, Abigail; Lindelow, Magnus; Serneels, Pieter;

Revealed preference and self-insurance - Can we learn from the self-employed in Chile? (English)

Financial sector development is a critical area of effective social protection policy. A well-regulated financial sector can complement government efforts to keep households from falling into poverty - by supplying the instruments needed to pool risks, or to self-insure against losses because of the death, or disability of a household member, unexpected loss of employment, or inability to work in old age. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2754 JAN 31, 2002

Barr, Abigail; Packard, Truman