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The political economy of direct dividend transfers in resource-rich countries : a theoretical consideration (English)

The acceleration of natural resource discoveries across many parts of the developing world has highlighted the urgent need for solutions to the mismanagement of windfalls that has blighted many countries over the past half-century. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7575 FEB 23, 2016

McGuirk,Eoin; Rajaram,Anand; Giugale,Marcelo 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

Behavioral economics and public sector reform : an accidental experiment and lessons from Cameroon (English)

Starting with the hypothesis that behaviors are the critical (and often overlooked) factor in public sector performance, this paper explores the notion of how behavioral change (and thus institutional change) might be better motivated in the public sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6595 SEP 01, 2013

Raballand, Gael; Rajaram, Anand Disclosed

A diagnostic framework for assessing public investment management (English)

This paper provides a pragmatic and objective diagnostic approach to the assessment of public investment management systems for governments. Since weaknesses in public investment management can negate the core argument that additional fiscal space allocated to public investments could enhance future economic prospects, attention to the processes that govern public investment selection and management is critical. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5397 AUG 01, 2010

Rajaram, Anand; Le, Tuan Minh; Biletska, Nataliya; Brumby, Jim Disclosed

Fiscal policy, public expenditure composition, and growth theory and empirics (English)

This paper responds to the development policy debate involving the World Bank and the IMF on the use of fiscal policy not only for economic stabilization but also to promote economic growth and increase per capita income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4405 NOV 01, 2007

Semmler, Willi; Greiner, Alfred; Diallo, Bobo; Rezai, Armon; Rajaram, Anand Disclosed

How does the composition of public spending matter? (English)

Public spending has effects which are complex to trace and difficult to quantify. But the composition of public expenditure has become the key instrument by which development agencies seek to promote economic development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3555 MAR 01, 2005

Paternostro, Stefano; Rajaram, Anand; Tiongson, Erwin R.

Tariff and tax reform : do World Bank recommendations integrate revenue and protection objectives? (English)

Tariff reform aimed at reducing domestic protection and the bias against exports holds the threat of widening the fiscal deficit by causing tariff revenue to decline. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1018 NOV 30, 1992

Rajaram, Anand

Reforming prices ; the experience of China, Hungary, and Poland (English)

This paper reviews the experience of price reform in China, as well as selected East European countries. Price reform is an essential element of any program that seeks to achieve sustained and rapid economic growth in China via improvements in factor productivity. ... See More +

Publication WDP144 JAN 31, 1992

Rajaram, Anand

Inflation and the company tax base : methods to minimize inflation - induced distortions (English)

Inflation causes conventionally reported income to differ from real economic income because standard accounting procedures are based on the assumption of price stability. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS278 SEP 30, 1989