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At the frontier of practical political economy : operationalizing an agent-based stakeholder model in the World Bank's East Asia and Pacific Region (English)

Reform programs sometimes falter because they are politically infeasible. Policy change inevitably creates winners and losers, so those with vested interests strike bargains to determine how far and how quickly reform should advance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5176 JAN 01, 2010

Nunberg, Barbara; Barma, Naazneen; Abdollahian, Mark; Green, Amanda; Perlman, Deborah Disclosed

Modeling pay and employment (English)

Bank support for civil service reform (CSR) in developing countries used to focus mainly on improving government pay, and employment practices. ... See More +

Brief 35661 FEB 01, 2006

Nunberg, Barbara; Green, Amanda; Reid, Gary Disclosed

Operationalizing political analysis: the expected utility stakeholder model and governance reforms (English)

Changes in public sector institutions and governance systems in developing countries may be relatively easy to achieve technically, but very tough to implement politically. ... See More +

Brief 32873 NOV 01, 2004

Nunberg, Barbara; Green, Amanda Disclosed

Managing fiscal risk : new concepts and international experience (Chinese)

This report discusses China's fiscal risk, and introduces related international experience and theoretical progress. It includes three main sections: contingent liabilities in a macroeconomic perspective, fiscal risk and financial agencies, and conclusion. ... See More +

Publication 39889 JUN 01, 2003

Brixi, Hana Polackova; Ma, Jun; Kharas, Homi; Mishra, Deepak K.; Hemming, Richard; Petrie, Murray; Easterly, William; Yuravlivker, David; Newfarmer, Richard; Nunberg, Barbara Disclosed

Ready for Europe : public administration reform and European Union accession in Central and Eastern Europe (English)

This study seeks to clarify and concretize the real administrative requirements of accession for selected Central and Eastern European countries. ... See More +

Publication WTP466 MAY 31, 2000

Nunberg, Barbara

Cambodia governance and corruption diagnostic: evidence from citizen, enterprise and public official surveys (English)

Governance is the way in which public power and authority is formed and used to control and manage society's resources. Good governance rests on four pillars: (a) accountability, meaning that public officials can be called to task for their actions; (b) transparency, meaning that relevant information is accessible at low-cost; (c) predictability, meaning that policies, laws and regulations are clear, know in advance and are uniformly and effectively enforced; and (d) participation, meaning that the public is consulted on government actions that affect them. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 28019 MAY 01, 2000

Song, Su-Yong; Lee, Young; Stone, Andrew; Zoido-Lobaton, Pablo; Pilichowski, Elsa; Nunberg, Barbara

Rethinking civil service reform (English)

A gnawing critique of civil service reform efforts persists, intimating that these civil service reform operations of the World Bank have boosted neither efficiency nor effectiveness. ... See More +

Brief 21577 OCT 31, 1999

Nunberg,Barbara Portuguese, Chinese Disclosed

Rethinking civil service reform (Chinese)

A gnawing critique of civil service reform efforts persists, intimating that these civil service reform operations of the World Bank have boosted neither efficiency nor effectiveness. ... See More +

Brief 21577 OCT 31, 1999

Nunberg,Barbara English, Portuguese Disclosed

Rethinking civil service reform : Uma nova abordagem da reforma do servico publico (Portuguese)

A gnawing critique of civil service reform efforts persists, intimating that these civil service reform operations of the World Bank have boosted neither efficiency nor effectiveness. ... See More +

Brief 21577 OCT 31, 1999

Nunberg,Barbara English, Chinese Disclosed

The state after communism : administrative transitions in Central and Eastern Europe (English)

This volume is intended as a potential tool for Central and Eastern European policy makers inside and outside the public sphere who are trying to craft a new model of government for the transition and beyond. ... See More +

Publication 18779 JAN 31, 1999

Nunberg, Barbara; Barbone, Luca; Derlien, Hans-Urlich

Civil service reform and the World Bank (English)

This paper surveys the World Bank's experience in supporting developing country civil service reforms and begins to assess the progress made. Between 1981 and 1991, civil service reform was a prominent feature of ninety World Bank lending operations. ... See More +

Publication WDP161 MAY 31, 1995

Nunberg, Barbara; Nellis, John

Managing the civil service : reform lessons from advanced industrialized countries (English)

The paper examines current civil service management (CSM) practices in advanced industrialized countries to provide guidance for developing and transitional country governments that face the dilemma of how to recruit, retain, and motivate appropriately skilled staff at affordable costs, given a limited human resource base. ... See More +

Publication WDP204 APR 30, 1995

Nunberg, Barbara

Managing the civil service : what LDCs can learn from developed country reforms (English)

The author examines current civil service management (CSM) practices in advanced countries to provide guidance for developing country governments that face the dilemma of how to recruit, retain, and motivate appropriately skilled staff at affordable costs, given a limited human resource base. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS945 AUG 31, 1992

Nunberg, Barbara

Public sector management issues in structural adjustment lending (English)

This paper reviews the Bank's experience in implementing public sector management reforms through structural adjustment lending. The study focuses on those institutional aspects of adjustment that deal with "macro-management" issues related to improvements in the management performance of core central government institutions and to systemic changes in public adminstrations. ... See More +

Publication WDP99 AUG 31, 1990

Nunberg, Barbara

Civil service reform and the World Bank (English)

The emphasis placed by the World Bank in recent years on the major overhaul of developing country economies has accentuated the importance of adequate public sector administrative capacity, especially within the central core of government, that is, the civil service. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS422 MAY 31, 1990

Nunberg, Barbara; Nellis, John

Public sector management issues in structural adjustment lending (English)

This paper reviews the Bank's experience in implementing public sector management reforms through structural adjustment lending. The study focuses on those institutional aspects of adjustment that deal with "macro-management" issues related to improvements in the management performance of core central government institutions and to systemic changes in public adminstrations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS217 MAR 31, 1990

Nunberg, Barbara

Public sector pay and employment reform : a review of World Bank experience (English)

This paper offers an interim review of the Bank's experience with public sector pay and employment reform. Its aim is to establish what has been done and what has been learnt to date. ... See More +

Publication WDP68 DEC 31, 1989

Nunberg, Barbara

Public sector pay and employment reform : a review of World Bank experience (English)

This paper offers an interim review of the Bank's experience with public sector pay and employment reform. Its aim is to establish what has been done and what has been learnt to date. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS113 OCT 31, 1988

Nunberg,Barbara Disclosed

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At the frontier of practical political economy : operationalizing an agent-based stakeholder model in the World Bank's East Asia and Pacific Region (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 WPS5176 Policy Research Working Paper
Modeling pay and employment (English)
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FEB 01, 2006 35661 Brief
Operationalizing political analysis: the expected utility stakeholder model and governance reforms (English)
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NOV 01, 2004 32873 Brief
Managing fiscal risk : new concepts and international experience (Chinese)
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JUN 01, 2003 39889 Publication
Ready for Europe : public administration reform and European Union accession in Central and Eastern Europe (English)
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MAY 31, 2000 WTP466 Publication
Cambodia governance and corruption diagnostic: evidence from citizen, enterprise and public official surveys (English)
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MAY 01, 2000 28019 WBI Working Paper
Rethinking civil service reform (English)
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OCT 31, 1999 21577 Brief Portuguese, Chinese
Rethinking civil service reform (Chinese)
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OCT 31, 1999 21577 Brief English, Portuguese
Rethinking civil service reform : Uma nova abordagem da reforma do servico publico (Portuguese)
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OCT 31, 1999 21577 Brief English, Chinese
The state after communism : administrative transitions in Central and Eastern Europe (English)
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JAN 31, 1999 18779 Publication
Civil service reform and the World Bank (English)
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MAY 31, 1995 WDP161 Publication
Managing the civil service : reform lessons from advanced industrialized countries (English)
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APR 30, 1995 WDP204 Publication
Managing the civil service : what LDCs can learn from developed country reforms (English)
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AUG 31, 1992 WPS945 Policy Research Working Paper
Public sector management issues in structural adjustment lending (English)
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AUG 31, 1990 WDP99 Publication
Civil service reform and the World Bank (English)
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MAY 31, 1990 WPS422 Policy Research Working Paper
Public sector management issues in structural adjustment lending (English)
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MAR 31, 1990 WPS217 Policy Research Working Paper
Public sector pay and employment reform : a review of World Bank experience (English)
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DEC 31, 1989 WDP68 Publication
Public sector pay and employment reform : a review of World Bank experience (English)
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OCT 31, 1988 WPS113 Policy Research Working Paper