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Come and see the system in place : mediation capabilities in Papua New Guinea’s urban settlements (English)

Although Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) urban settlements and mixed neighborhoods have a reputation for endemic violence, many local observers report some improvements in urban safety and security over recent years. ... See More +

Report 127793 JUN 28, 2018

Porter,Douglas John; Craig,David; Hukula,Fiona Disclosed

There is security from this place : promoting the safety and economic vitality of port Moresby’s local markets - lessons for market renovators (English)

This Policy Note presents an analysis of and recommendations on the ongoing renovations of neighborhood markets in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). ... See More +

Policy Note 113907 MAR 01, 2017

Craig,David; Porter,Douglas John Disclosed

There is security from this place : promoting the safety and economic vitality of Port Moresby's local markets - lessons for market renovators (English)

This policy note distills work done during 2015 on safety and security in ethnically and socially mixed neighborhoods and informal settlements in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea (PNG). ... See More +

Report 127975 MAR 01, 2017

Porter,Douglas John; Craig, David Disclosed

World development report 2017 : multi-scalar governance and institutions - intentional development and the conditions of possibility in the extractive sector (English)

The World development report (WDR) 2017 is centrally interested in the conditions under which three headline development outcomes (growth, equity, security) can be achieved by improving the effectiveness and legitimacy of governance institutions. ... See More +

World Development Report 112948 JUN 02, 2016

Porter,Douglas John; Watts, Michael Disclosed

Just Buying the Peace? : Subnational Spending, Institutional Innovation, and the Political Order in Timor-Leste (English)

In the wake of the country’s political crisis and ensuing outbreak of violence in 2006, the newly elected government of Timor-Leste embarked upon a fivefold increase in public spending. ... See More +

Working Paper 136908 DEC 01, 2015

Akmeemana,Sakuntala; Porter,Douglas John Disclosed

Institutional change, political economy, and state capabilities : learning from Edo state, Nigeria (English)

This paper is one of a series aimed at deepening the World Bank’s capacity to follow through on commitments made in response to the World Development Report (WDR) 2011, which gave renewed prominence to the nexus between conflict, security, and development. ... See More +

Working Paper 97600 JUN 01, 2015

Bain,Katherine A.; Porter,Douglas John; Watts, Michael Disclosed

Toward more effective and legitimate institutions to handle problems of justice in Solomon Islands (English)

This policy note summarizes key lessons and conclusions from the World Bank's engagement in Solomon Islands under the justice for the poor program, which has been active in that country since 2009. ... See More +

Policy Note 94716 MAR 01, 2015

Porter, Douglas; Isser, Deborah; Venning, Philippa Disclosed

Institutional and fiscal analysis of lower level courts in Solomon Islands (English)

Justice interventions in Solomon Islands over the last decade have focused largely on assisting Honiarabased state institutions in the form of a variety of capacity-building programs. ... See More +

Law and Justice Study 94238 FEB 01, 2015

Evans, Daniel; Hammergren,Linn A.; Isser,Deborah Hannah; Porter,Douglas John; Venning,Philippa Disclosed

Timor-Leste - Sub-national spending : Lessons from experience (English)

This Policy Note distils the findings and recommendations of a Study, jointly undertaken by the World Bank and the Government of Timor-Leste, that evaluates the mechanisms used by the Government to manage sub-national spending in recent years: i) the Local Development Program (Programa Dezenvolvimentu Lokal, PDL), underway since 2004; and ii) the Referendum Package (Pakote Referendum, PR), initiated in 2009, and progressively refined as the Decentralized Development Program (Programa de Dezenvolvimentu Desentralizadu, PDD) since 2010. ... See More +

Policy Note 92724 NOV 01, 2014

Akmeemana,Sakuntala; Porter,Douglas John Disclosed

Managing public finance and procurement in fragile and conflicted settings (English)

Successful transition from conflict and fragility hinges on the quality and legitimacy of public financial management (PFM) systems. This article shows that such systems develop asymmetrically in these settings. ... See More +

Journal Article 79474 MAR 14, 2012

Porter, Doug; Andrews, Matt; Turkewitz, Joel A; Wescott, Clay Disclosed

Timor-Leste's recovery from the 2006 crisis : some lessons (English)

This note looks specifically at how the government used Public Finance Management (PFM) policies to help address the enormous short-term challenges of a fragile situation in the aftermath of the 2006 crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper 62060 NOV 02, 2010

Porter, Doug; Rab, Habib Disclosed

Conflict in Melanesia : themes and lessons (English)

This case study examines contemporary experiences of conflict in four contexts: Papua New Guinea, with particular reference to the island of Bougainville and the Highlands region; Solomon Islands; and Vanuatu. ... See More +

Working Paper 62025 NOV 02, 2010

Dinnen, Sinclair; Porter, Doug; Sage, Caroline Disclosed

Legal pluralism and equity : some reflections on land reform in Cambodia (English)

Institutional reforms in contemporary Cambodia are being undertaken in an environment characterized by pervasive legal pluralism the not uncommon situation in which numerous, contradictory and competing sets of rules and norms regulate social, economic and political relationships. ... See More +

Brief 43687 APR 01, 2008

Adler, Daniel; Porter, Doug; Woolcock, Michael Disclosed

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Come and see the system in place : mediation capabilities in Papua New Guinea’s urban settlements (English)
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JUN 28, 2018 127793 Report
There is security from this place : promoting the safety and economic vitality of port Moresby’s local markets - lessons for market renovators (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113907 Policy Note
There is security from this place : promoting the safety and economic vitality of Port Moresby's local markets - lessons for market renovators (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 127975 Report
World development report 2017 : multi-scalar governance and institutions - intentional development and the conditions of possibility in the extractive sector (English)
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JUN 02, 2016 112948 World Development Report
Just Buying the Peace? : Subnational Spending, Institutional Innovation, and the Political Order in Timor-Leste (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 136908 Working Paper
Institutional change, political economy, and state capabilities : learning from Edo state, Nigeria (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97600 Working Paper
Toward more effective and legitimate institutions to handle problems of justice in Solomon Islands (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94716 Policy Note
Institutional and fiscal analysis of lower level courts in Solomon Islands (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94238 Law and Justice Study
Timor-Leste - Sub-national spending : Lessons from experience (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 92724 Policy Note
Managing public finance and procurement in fragile and conflicted settings (English)
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MAR 14, 2012 79474 Journal Article
Timor-Leste's recovery from the 2006 crisis : some lessons (English)
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NOV 02, 2010 62060 Working Paper
Conflict in Melanesia : themes and lessons (English)
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NOV 02, 2010 62025 Working Paper
Legal pluralism and equity : some reflections on land reform in Cambodia (English)
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APR 01, 2008 43687 Brief