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Hitting the Trillion Mark -- A Look at How Much Countries Are Spending on Infrastructure (English)

The paper provides the first consistently estimated data set on infrastructure investments in low- and middle-income countries. To do so, the authors identify three possible proxies for infrastructure investments: two are variants on gross fixed capital formation from national accounts system data following ADB (2017) and one is based on fiscal data from the World Bank's BOOST database. ... See More +

WPS8730 FEB 01, 2019

Fay,Marianne; Lee,Hyoung Il; Mastruzzi,Massimo; Han,Sungmin; Cho,Moonkyoung Disclosed

Towards a More Effective and Fiscally Sustainable Public Sector for Ukraine : Second Public Finance Review (English)

This Second Programmatic Public Finance Review (PFR-2) supports Ukraine in implementing its ongoing ambitious structural reform agenda to identify fiscal savings and to increase the effectiveness of public services. ... See More +

Report 131985 NOV 08, 2018

Shcherbyna,Iryna; Nithin; Ruggeri Laderchi,Caterina; Smolyar,Yuliya; Pave Sohnesen,Thomas; Umapathi,Nithin; Mastruzzi,Massimo; Sluchynskyy,Oleksiy A.; Zhao,Feng; Laboy,Leah; Proskurovska,Svetlana I.; Brandt,Kasper; Piontkivska,Iryna; Sondergaard,Lars M.; Ungerer,Christoph T F; Ponomarenko,Hanna; Golovach,Anastasia; Zhukovskyi,Roman; Capita,Irina; Matytsin,Mikhail; Doroshenko,Olena; Koziel,Anna Disclosed

A public expenditure review for Paraguay : the quest for optimal tax and expenditure policies for shared prosperity (English)

Paraguay has achieved significant progress in terms of fiscal policy over the past decade. Despite this progress on fiscal reform, three major challenges remain: 1) a volatile macroeconomic environment; 2) still insufficient fiscal resources; and 3) high levels of poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 78194 NOV 25, 2013

Koehler-Geib, Fritzi; Chakeri, Jasmin; Mustafaoglu, Zafer; Diaz-Bonilla, Carolina; Polastri, Rossana; Mossi, Dante; Estrada, Eduardo Andres; Busquets, Renato; Caballero Cabrera, Elida; Cabral, Guillermo; Araujo, Jorge; Villarroel, Miriam Beatriz; Holt, Patricia Chacon; Rittenauer, Patrick; Siegenthaler, Peter; Gulino, Silvia; Dure, Gloria; Arestivo de Cuentas Zavala, Rosa; Alvarenga Capurro, Telma; Favaro, Edgardo; Ramirez, Julio; Stewart, Lisa; Cicowiez, Martin; Lustig, Nora; Schenone, Osvaldo; Higgins, Sean; Swanson, William; Cuesta, Jose Antonio; Suarez Becerra, Pablo; Togo, Eriko; Velandia-Rubiano, Antonio; Horigoshi Reis, Ana Mie; Weiner, Fanny; Perez, Luis Orlando; de Hoyos, Rafael; Moreno, Juan Martin; Indaco, Agustin; Lajer Baron, Andres; Saizar, Carolina; Nielsen, Hannah; Picarelli, Nathalie; Zanett, Pia Maria; Varma, Sona; Verhoeven, Marijn; Mastruzzi, Massimo Disclosed

A public expenditure review for Paraguay (Vol. 2) : supplementary volume with selected background papers (English)

Paraguay has achieved significant progress in terms of fiscal policy over the past decade. Despite this progress on fiscal reform, three major challenges remain: 1) a volatile macroeconomic environment; 2) still insufficient fiscal resources; and 3) high levels of poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 78194 NOV 25, 2013

Koehler-Geib, Fritzi; Chakeri, Jasmin; Mustafaoglu, Zafer; Diaz-Bonilla, Carolina; Polastri, Rossana; Mossi, Dante; Estrada, Eduardo Andres; Busquets, Renato; Caballero Cabrera, Elida; Cabral, Guillermo; Araujo, Jorge; Villarroel, Miriam Beatriz; Holt, Patricia Chacon; Rittenauer, Patrick; Siegenthaler, Peter; Gulino, Silvia; Dure, Gloria; Arestivo de Cuentas Zavala, Rosa; Alvarenga Capurro, Telma; Favaro, Edgardo; Ramirez, Julio; Stewart, Lisa; Cicowiez, Martin; Lustig, Nora; Schenone, Osvaldo; Higgins, Sean; Swanson, William; Cuesta, Jose Antonio; Suarez Becerra, Pablo; Togo, Eriko; Velandia-Rubiano, Antonio; Horigoshi Reis, Ana Mie; Weiner, Fanny; Perez, Luis Orlando; de Hoyos, Rafael; Moreno, Juan Martin; Indaco, Agustin; Lajer Baron, Andres; Saizar, Carolina; Nielsen, Hannah; Picarelli, Nathalie; Zanett, Pia Maria; Varma, Sona; Verhoeven, Marijn; Mastruzzi, Massimo Disclosed

Income and asset disclosure : case study illustrations (English)

The requirement that public officials declare their income and assets can help deter the use of public office for private gain. Income and asset disclosure (IAD) systems can provide a means to detect and manage potential conflicts of interest, and can assist in the prevention, detection, and prosecution of illicit enrichment by public officials. ... See More +

Publication 77462 MAY 03, 2013

Aitbaeva,Aisuluu; Barnes, Daniel W.; Berger,Tammar; Betzieche, Lissa; Burdescu,Ruxandra; Habershon,Alexandra M.; Iverson,Thomas Geoffrey; Kwapinski,Modest; Mastruzzi,Massimo; Mulukutla,Hari; Nasrallah,Yousef; Rocha, Chiara; Simonyan, Susana; Trapnell, Stephanie E. Disclosed

A new data tool to BOOST public spending efficiency : Un nou instrument pentru date, BOOST, util pentru eficientizarea cheltuielilor publice (Romanian)

The BOOST data tool makes it easy to analyze how the allocation and use of public expenditure can be made more efficient. BOOST makes detailed public spending data, including data on sub-national spending, more open and accessible than ever before. ... See More +

Brief 67685 SEP 01, 2011

Kheyfets, Igor; Mastruzzi, Massimo; Merotto, Dino; Sondergaard, Lars English Disclosed

A new data tool to BOOST public spending efficiency (English)

The BOOST data tool makes it easy to analyze how the allocation and use of public expenditure can be made more efficient. BOOST makes detailed public spending data, including data on sub-national spending, more open and accessible than ever before. ... See More +

Brief 67685 SEP 01, 2011

Kheyfets, Igor; Mastruzzi, Massimo; Merotto, Dino; Sondergaard, Lars Romanian Disclosed

The worldwide governance indicators : methodology and analytical issues (English)

This paper summarizes the methodology of the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project, and related analytical issues. The WGI cover over 200 countries and territories, measuring six dimensions of governance starting in 1996: Voice and Accountability, Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism, Government Effectiveness, Regulatory Quality, Rule of Law, and Control of Corruption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5430 SEP 01, 2010

Kaufmann, Daniel; Kraay, Aart; Mastruzzi, Massimo Disclosed

Governance matters VIII : aggregate and individual governance indicators 1996-2008 (English)

This paper reports on the 2009 update of the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) research project, covering 212 countries and territories and measuring six dimensions of governance between 1996 and 2008: Voice and Accountability, Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism, Government Effectiveness, Regulatory Quality, Rule of Law, and Control of Corruption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4978 JUN 01, 2009

Kaufmann, Daniel; Kraay, Aart; Mastruzzi, Massimo Disclosed

Governance matters VII : aggregate and individual governance indicators 1996-2007 (English)

This paper reports on the latest update of the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) research project, covering 212 countries and territories and measuring six dimensions of governance between 1996 and 2007: Voice and Accountability, Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism, Government Effectiveness, Regulatory Quality, Rule of Law, and Control of Corruption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4654 JUN 01, 2008

Kaufmann, Daniel; Kraay, Aart; Mastruzzi, Massimo Disclosed

Governance Matters VI: Aggregate and Individual Governance Indicators, 1996-2006 (English)

This paper reports on the latest update of the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) research project covering 212 countries and territories and measuring six dimensions of governance between 1996 and 2006: voice and accountability, political stability and absence of violence, government effectiveness, regulatory quality, rule of law, and control of corruption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4280 JUL 01, 2007

Kaufmann, Daniel; Kraay, Aart; Mastruzzi, Massimo Disclosed

Measuring corruption : myths and realities (English)

The report points out that over the past decade measuring corruption has become an ever-growing empirical field. This empirical analysis questions the traditional notion of viewing the firm as an 'investment climate taker' and thus ignoring the view that powerful conglomerates can also shape the business climate and thus become 'investment climate makers'. ... See More +

Brief 39603 APR 01, 2007

Kaufmann, Daniel; Kraay, Aart; Mastruzzi, Massimo Disclosed

The worldwide governance indicators project : answering the critics (English)

The Worldwide Governance Indicators, reporting estimates of six dimensions of governance for over 200 countries between 1996 and 2005, have become widely used among policymakers and academics. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4149 MAR 01, 2007

Kaufmann, Daniel; Kraay, Aart; Mastruzzi, Massimo Disclosed

Governance matters V: aggregate and individual governance indicators for 1996 - 2005 (English)

The authors report on the latest version of the worldwide governance indicators, covering 213 countries and territories and measuring six dimensions of governance from 1996 until end-2005: voice and accountability, political stability and absence of violence, government effectiveness, regulatory quality, rule of law, and control of corruption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4012 SEP 01, 2006

Kaufmann, Daniel; Kraay, Aart; Mastruzzi, Massimo Disclosed

Cities in a globalizing world - governance, performance, and sustainability (English)

This book contributes to the empirical and theoretical analysis of the performance of cities in a globalizing world, bringing together a range of perspectives on the policy implications for urban management. ... See More +

Publication 35028 JAN 01, 2006

Leautier, Frannie A. [editor]; Lemer, Andrew C.; Kaufmann, Daniel; Mastruzzi, Massimo; Mehta, Barjor; Dinghem, Severine Vietnamese Disclosed

Cities in a globalizing world - governance, performance, and sustainability (Vietnamese)

This book contributes to the empirical and theoretical analysis of the performance of cities in a globalizing world, bringing together a range of perspectives on the policy implications for urban management. ... See More +

Publication 35028 JAN 01, 2006

Leautier, Frannie A. [editor]; Lemer, Andrew C.; Kaufmann, Daniel; Mastruzzi, Massimo; Mehta, Barjor; Dinghem, Severine English Disclosed

Governance and the city : an empirical exploration into global determinants of urban performance (English)

The authors contribute to the field of urban governance and globalization through an empirically-based exploration of determinants of the performance of cities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3712 SEP 01, 2005

Kaufmann, Daniel; Leautier, Frannie; Mastruzzi, Massimo Disclosed

Governance matters IV : governance indicators for 1996-2004 (English)

The authors present the latest update of their aggregate governance indicators, together with new analysis of several issues related to the use of these measures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3630 JUN 01, 2005

Kaufmann, Daniel; Kraay, Aart; Mastruzzi, Massimo Disclosed

Governance matters three : governance indicators for 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2002 (English)

This article presents estimates of six dimensions of governance for 199 countries and territories for 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2002 developed in the context of an ongoing project to measure governance across countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 77472 MAY 01, 2004

Kaufmann, Daniel; Kraay, Aart; Mastruzzi, Massimo Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 18 (2) (English)

Do macroeconomics crises always slow human capital accumulations? By Nobert R. Schady. The distribution of income shocks during crises: an application of quantile analysis to Mexico, 1992-95, by William F. ... See More +

Publication 30182 JAN 01, 2004

Schady, Nobert R.; Maloney, William F.; Cunningham, Wendy V.; Bosch, Mariano; Hoekman, Bernard; Ng, Francis; Olarreaga, Marcelo; Hertel, Thomas W; Ivanic, Maros; Preckel, Paul V.; Cranfield, John A. L.; Blunch, Niels-Hugo; Verner, Dorte; Kaufman, Daniel; Kraay, Aart; Mastruzzi, Massimo

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Hitting the Trillion Mark -- A Look at How Much Countries Are Spending on Infrastructure (English)
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FEB 01, 2019 WPS8730
Towards a More Effective and Fiscally Sustainable Public Sector for Ukraine : Second Public Finance Review (English)
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NOV 08, 2018 131985 Report
A public expenditure review for Paraguay : the quest for optimal tax and expenditure policies for shared prosperity (English)
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NOV 25, 2013 78194 Public Expenditure Review
A public expenditure review for Paraguay (Vol. 2) : supplementary volume with selected background papers (English)
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NOV 25, 2013 78194 Public Expenditure Review
Income and asset disclosure : case study illustrations (English)
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MAY 03, 2013 77462 Publication
A new data tool to BOOST public spending efficiency : Un nou instrument pentru date, BOOST, util pentru eficientizarea cheltuielilor publice (Romanian)
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SEP 01, 2011 67685 Brief English
A new data tool to BOOST public spending efficiency (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 67685 Brief Romanian
The worldwide governance indicators : methodology and analytical issues (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 WPS5430 Policy Research Working Paper
Governance matters VIII : aggregate and individual governance indicators 1996-2008 (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 WPS4978 Policy Research Working Paper
Governance matters VII : aggregate and individual governance indicators 1996-2007 (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 WPS4654 Policy Research Working Paper
Governance Matters VI: Aggregate and Individual Governance Indicators, 1996-2006 (English)
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JUL 01, 2007 WPS4280 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring corruption : myths and realities (English)
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APR 01, 2007 39603 Brief
The worldwide governance indicators project : answering the critics (English)
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MAR 01, 2007 WPS4149 Policy Research Working Paper
Governance matters V: aggregate and individual governance indicators for 1996 - 2005 (English)
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SEP 01, 2006 WPS4012 Policy Research Working Paper
Cities in a globalizing world - governance, performance, and sustainability (English)
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JAN 01, 2006 35028 Publication Vietnamese
Cities in a globalizing world - governance, performance, and sustainability (Vietnamese)
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JAN 01, 2006 35028 Publication English
Governance and the city : an empirical exploration into global determinants of urban performance (English)
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SEP 01, 2005 WPS3712 Policy Research Working Paper
Governance matters IV : governance indicators for 1996-2004 (English)
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JUN 01, 2005 WPS3630 Policy Research Working Paper
Governance matters three : governance indicators for 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2002 (English)
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MAY 01, 2004 77472 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 18 (2) (English)
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JAN 01, 2004 30182 Publication