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Technology for Results : Using Smartphones to Verify Results and Serve the Public in Vietnam’s Water Sector (English)

The note serves to show how smartphones and digital platforms/workflows can be effectively used to collect and process validation data about decentralized/dispersed frontline results. ... See More +

Brief 139456 JAN 01, 2019

Kaiser,Kai-Alexander; Pena Pereira Weiss,Lilian; Chase,Claire; Hong,Hai Le Tuyen Disclosed

Making China’s Public Sector Capital Investments Sustainable : Priorities and Selected International Experiences (English)

The objective of capital budgeting institutions and practices is to ensure linkages between key policy objectives and actual budget resource allocation related to public investments.The report serves to inform China’s policy objectives towards strengthened fiscal sustainability and enhanced capital investment efficiency at the sub-national level.Capital budgeting represents a sub-set of a wider set of internationally-accepted good practices in public investment management (PIM).As a subset of public investment management, capital budgeting is principally concerned with 1) imposing a hard budget constraint on capital expenditures; 2) securing effective and sustainable financing for public infrastructure; and 3) prioritizing capital investment projects within the available resource envelope.Sub-national governments in China have not systematically linked capital plans with budget financing.The 2014 Budget Law suggests a growing need to strengthen capital budgeting practices at the sub-national level.The boundaries of sub-national financial and physical balance sheets will need to be progressively clarified in China.The report suggests that a sub-set of five PIMA Indicators can help benchmark and orient sub-national capital budgeting reforms in China.Indicative PIMA benchmarks suggests that China’s sub-national governments can make significant progress by focusing on a number of initial basics.This background review is designed to help Chinese authorities identify and implement capital budgeting to meet local priorities. ... See More +

Report 130288 SEP 27, 2018

Kaiser,Kai-Alexander; Pradelli,Juan; Zhao,Min Disclosed

Sin tax reform in the Philippines : transforming public finance, health, and governance for more inclusive development (English)

Excise taxes on tobacco and alcohol products can be an effective instrument for promoting public healththrough curbing smoking and excessive drinking, while raising significant revenues for developmentpriorities. ... See More +

Publication 106777 JUL 26, 2016

Kaiser,Kai-Alexander; Bredenkamp,Caryn; Iglesias,Roberto Magno Disclosed

Pork to performance : open government and program performance tracking in the Philippines - phase two (English)

From pork to performance illuminates the politics of how public resources are spent and the difficulty of the ‘last mile’ of service delivery. Crumbling facilities, absentee teachers, and roads to nowhere waste resources and retard development in many countries around the world. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS18311 JUL 01, 2016

Kaiser,Kai-Alexander Disclosed

Findings from the Joint IFAD-World Bank assessment of the National Targeted Program on New Rural Development (NTP-NRD) phase one : overall assessment - executive summary (English)

In its first phase, the NRD made important contributions to rural development, particularly through its role in assisting the improvement of rural socio-economic infrastructure. ... See More +

Working Paper 106982 JUN 27, 2016

Figueroa-Geron,Carolina V. Disclosed

Big data innovation challenge : pioneering approaches to data-driven development (English)

Big data can sound remote and lacking a human dimension, with few obvious links to development and impacting the lives of the poor. Concepts such as anti-poverty targeting, market access or rural electrification seem far more relevant – and easier to grasp. ... See More +

Working Paper 107751 JAN 01, 2016

Fernandes,Erick C.M.; Jimenez,Daniel Regis; Delerce,Sylvain; Harten,Sven; Kaiser,Kai-Alexander; Kelm,Kathrine M.; Krambeck,Holly; Lemieux,Victoria Louise; Gaba,Kwawu Mensan; Newhouse,David Locke; Rodriguez,Camila; Villaveces,Andres; Wang,Wei Winnie; Adelman,Melissa Ann; Gonzalez,Alvaro S.; Hernandez Ore,Marco Antonio; Khokhar,Tariq Afzal; Kilic,Talip; Lozano Gracia,Nancy Disclosed

Ten principles of effective tobacco tax policy (English)

This brief provides guidance in the design of effective tobacco tax policies in countries such as the emerging ASEAN economies, where tax administration and enforcement capacity may not be as strong as in OECD countries. ... See More +

Brief 98420 JUL 01, 2015

Bredenkamp,Caryn; Iglesias,Roberto Magno; Kaiser,Kai-Alexander Disclosed

East Asia and Pacific economic update, October 2014 : enhancing competitiveness in an uncertain world (English)

This issue of the East Asia and Pacific economic update is based on data available through September 29, inclusive. This report also includes a special section, focusing on two crucial medium-term issues facing developing East Asia and Pacific: education and skills development, and international migration; and an overview of the economic prospects and policy priorities for the Pacific Island Countries. ... See More +

91233 OCT 01, 2014

Spatafora,Nikola L.; Ollero,Antonio M.; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Addison,Douglas M.; Choi,Young Il; Hu,Bingjie; Gil Sander,Frederico; Cerdan-Infantes,Pedro; Ahsan,Ahmad; Horscroft,Virginia Ann; Edwards,Kim Alan; Haque,Tobias Akhtar; Knight,David Stephen; Adriani,Magda; Aldaz-Carroll,Enrique; Beck,Hans Anand; Bhaopichitr,Kirida; D'Hoore,Alain W.; Davading,Somneuk; Dinh,Viet Tuan; Fitrani,Fitria; Yi Jiang; Kaiser,Kai-Alexander; Chua,Karl Kendrick Tiu; Lee,Taehyun; Limkin,Joseph Louie C.; Ly,Sodeth; Mariano,Paul A.; Nthara,Khwima Lawrence; Pan,Lucy; Phimmahasay,Keomanivone; Record,Richard James Lowden; Shiilegmaa,Altantsetseg; Sienaert,Alexis; Smits,Karlis; Stamm,Diane; Taylor,Ashley D.; Yoong,Pui Shen; Zin,May Thet; Sun,Yan-000348661 Disclosed

The power of public investment management : transforming resources into assets for growth (English)

This publication consists of seven chapters: building a system for public investment management; a unified framework for public investment management; country experiences of public investment management; approaches to better project appraisal; public investment management under uncertainty; procurement and public investment management; and public investment management for public-private partnerships. ... See More +

Publication 91158 SEP 30, 2014

Frank,Jonas Manuel; Kaiser,Kai-Alexander; Kim,Jay-Hyung; Le,Tuan Minh; Rajaram,Anand Disclosed

Philippines - PH - PH Development Policy Loan 2 : P126580 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR15600 JUL 23, 2014

Kaiser,Kai-Alexander

Philippine economic update : pursuing inclusive growth through sustainable reconstruction and job creation (English)

Despite typhoon Yolanda and a string of natural disasters throughout 2013, Philippine economic growth accelerated to 7.2 percent in 2013. Higher growth was underpinned by the robust performance of consumption and services, and supported by the expansion of investments and manufacturing. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 83315 MAR 01, 2014

Chua,Karl Kendrick Tiu; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Johnston,Amelia; Kaiser,Kai-Alexander; Limkin,Joseph Louie C.; Mariano,Paul A.; Sabarillo,Anthony Disclosed

Electoral accountability and local government spending in Indonesia (English)

This paper takes advantage of the exogenous phasing of direct elections in districts and applies the double-difference estimator to measure impacts on (i) human development outcomes and (ii) the pattern of public spending and revenue generation at the district level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6782 FEB 01, 2014

Skoufias, Emmanuel; Narayan, Ambar; Dasgupta, Basab; Kaiser, Kai Disclosed

Intergovernmental fiscal management in natural resource rich settings (English)

In resource-dependent countries, natural resources constitute one of the main assets available for financing local governments because the economy is not greatly diversified. ... See More +

Working Paper 91343 JAN 01, 2014

Vinuela,Lorena; Chowdhurie-Aziz,Monali; Kaiser,Kai-Alexander Disclosed

Philippines - National Program Support for Tax Administration Reform. : P101964 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 10 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR9756 JUN 25, 2013

Kaiser,Kai-Alexander

Philippines - National Program Support for Tax Administration Reform. : P101964 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 09 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR7321 OCT 14, 2012

Kaiser,Kai-Alexander Disclosed

Rents to riches? Factoring in the political economy of natural resource-led development (English)

This note attempts to make sense of the outcomes that result from many of the short-sighted, suboptimal policies, regarding the extraction of resource rents, and the expenses and savings from the resource endowments. ... See More +

Working Paper 70307 JAN 01, 2012

Barma, Naazneen; Kaiser, Kai; Vinuela, Lorena Disclosed

The political economy of investing resource wealth : transforming rents into productive physical infrastructure (English)

This report presents public investment paradoxes that highlight the challenges that political economy dynamics can present for effective public infrastructure asset creation and preservation. ... See More +

Working Paper 70310 JAN 01, 2012

Kaiser,Kai-Alexander; Vinuela,Lorena Disclosed

Rents to riches? The political economy of natural resource-led development (English)

This volume emphasizes instead the notion of 'good fit,' taking the position that welfare-promoting policies, institutions, and governance must be tailored, at least in part, to a country's specific context. ... See More +

Publication 65957 DEC 08, 2011

Barma, Naazneen H.; Kaiser, Kai; Minh Le, Tuan; Vinuela, Lorena Disclosed

Resilience of an African giant : boosting growth and development in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

The size, resources, and location of the Democratic Republic of Congo have an impact on all of Central Africa. The country has unexplored mining resources, massive agricultural potential, and a population of more than 60 million inhabitants. ... See More +

Publication 64821 OCT 06, 2011

Herderschee, Johannes; Kaiser, Kai-Alexander; Mukoko Samba, Daniel Disclosed

The "resource curse" in MENA ? political transitions, resource wealth, economic shocks, and conflict risk (English)

The recent political upheavals in the Middle East and North Africa region have exposed growing concerns about conflict risk, political stability, and reform prospects across its societies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5742 JUL 01, 2011

Ross, Michael; Kaiser, Kai; Mazaheri, Nimah Disclosed

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Technology for Results : Using Smartphones to Verify Results and Serve the Public in Vietnam’s Water Sector (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 139456 Brief
Making China’s Public Sector Capital Investments Sustainable : Priorities and Selected International Experiences (English)
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SEP 27, 2018 130288 Report
Sin tax reform in the Philippines : transforming public finance, health, and governance for more inclusive development (English)
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JUL 26, 2016 106777 Publication
Pork to performance : open government and program performance tracking in the Philippines - phase two (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 AUS18311 Working Paper
Findings from the Joint IFAD-World Bank assessment of the National Targeted Program on New Rural Development (NTP-NRD) phase one : overall assessment - executive summary (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 106982 Working Paper
Big data innovation challenge : pioneering approaches to data-driven development (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 107751 Working Paper
Ten principles of effective tobacco tax policy (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98420 Brief
East Asia and Pacific economic update, October 2014 : enhancing competitiveness in an uncertain world (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91233
The power of public investment management : transforming resources into assets for growth (English)
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SEP 30, 2014 91158 Publication
Philippines - PH - PH Development Policy Loan 2 : P126580 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)
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JUL 23, 2014 ISR15600 Implementation Status and Results Report
Philippine economic update : pursuing inclusive growth through sustainable reconstruction and job creation (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 83315 Economic Updates and Modeling
Electoral accountability and local government spending in Indonesia (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6782 Policy Research Working Paper
Intergovernmental fiscal management in natural resource rich settings (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2014 91343 Working Paper
Philippines - National Program Support for Tax Administration Reform. : P101964 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 10 (English)
See More +
JUN 25, 2013 ISR9756 Implementation Status and Results Report
Philippines - National Program Support for Tax Administration Reform. : P101964 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 09 (English)
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OCT 14, 2012 ISR7321 Implementation Status and Results Report
Rents to riches? Factoring in the political economy of natural resource-led development (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 70307 Working Paper
The political economy of investing resource wealth : transforming rents into productive physical infrastructure (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2012 70310 Working Paper
Rents to riches? The political economy of natural resource-led development (English)
See More +
DEC 08, 2011 65957 Publication
Resilience of an African giant : boosting growth and development in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
See More +
OCT 06, 2011 64821 Publication
The "resource curse" in MENA ? political transitions, resource wealth, economic shocks, and conflict risk (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2011 WPS5742 Policy Research Working Paper