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Poverty reduction support credits : an evaluation of World Bank support (English)

The goal of Poverty Reduction Support Credits (PRSCs), introduced in early 2001 under World Bank Interim guidelines, was to help countries implement comprehensive, country-owned development strategies to promote growth, improve social conditions, and reduce poverty. ... See More +

Publication 55026 MAY 21, 2010

Thomas, Vinod; Gray, Cheryl; Sundberg, Mark Disclosed

Fiscal policy and economic growth : lessons for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)

This study explores public finance policies in the transition countries of Europe and Central Asia (ECA) and their likely effects on economic growth. ... See More +

Publication 41174 JUN 29, 2007

Gray, Cheryl; Lane, Tracey; Varoudakis, Aristomene; Abu-Ghaida, Dina; Dulitzky, Daniel; Guven, Ufuk; Hou, Xiaohui; Rutkowski, Jan; Schwarz, Anita; Walewski, Mateusz; Gray, Cheryl; Kasek, Leszek; Lane, Tracey; Marcincin, Anton; Pushak, Taras; Rzonca, Andrzej; Saavedra, Pablo; Skrok, Emilia; Tiongson, Erwin; Valachy, Juraj; Varoudakis, Aristomene; Vybornaia, Olga; Kessides, Christine; Khan, Shaheena Disclosed

Anticorruption in transition : who is succeeding...and why? (English)

There is no room for complacency, however. Corruption is not falling in all countries or all sectors, and even the most successful reformers still tend to have higher levels of firm-level corruption than in Western Europe. ... See More +

Publication 37089 JUN 01, 2006

Anderson,James; Gray,Cheryl W. Disclosed

Judicial systems in transition economies: assessing the past, looking to the future (English)

The report examines how courts have performed, and reveals their impact on public opinion and the business environment. It provides insight into linkages among reforms as well as linkages between reforms and public demand for a fair judiciary. ... See More +

Publication 32928 JAN 01, 2005

Anderson,James; Bernstein, Daivd S.; Gray,Cheryl W. Disclosed

Transition 14/15 (10/1) (English)

Infrastructure is once again part of the World Bank's mainstream business - interview with World Bank Executive Director Carole Brookins. World Bank study reveals tainted links between the state and businesses in transition economies; by Cheryl Gray, Randi Ryterman, and Joel Hellman. ... See More +

Newsletter 29714 APR 01, 2004

Gray, Cheryl; Ryterman, Randi; Hellman, Joel; Pleskovic, Boris; McIntyre, Robert J.; Zamulin, Oleg; Haaparanta, Pertti; Juurikkala, Tuuli; Lazareva, Olga; Pirttila, Jukka; Solanko, Laura; Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina; Reti, Tamas; Mateju, Petr; Mosina, Olga Disclosed

Anticorruption in transition : Corruption in enterprise-state interactions in Europe and Central Asia 1999-2002 (English)

Controlling corruption is an essential part of good governance, and poverty reduction, and it poses an enormous challenge for governments around the world. ... See More +

Publication 28401 JAN 01, 2004

Gray,Cheryl W.; Hellman,Joel; Ryterman,Randi Susan Russian Disclosed

Anticorruption in transition : Corruption in enterprise-state interactions in Europe and Central Asia 1999-2002 (Russian)

Controlling corruption is an essential part of good governance, and poverty reduction, and it poses an enormous challenge for governments around the world. ... See More +

Publication 28401 JAN 01, 2004

Gray,Cheryl W.; Hellman,Joel; Ryterman,Randi Susan English Disclosed

Public sector performance - the critical role of evaluation : selected proceedings from a World Bank Seminar (English)

The report presents selected papers, and transcripts of key proceedings from a World Bank Seminar on Evaluation Capacity Development, and its main focus is on national experiences in developing evaluation systems for public sector performance, arguing that the development assistance community, has turned to results-based management at the project, country, and global levels, thus solid institutional capacity in developing countries is required. ... See More +

Working Paper 20532 JAN 01, 1999

Mackay, Keith [editor]; Picciotto, Robert; Bairs, Mark; Shand, David; Divorski, Stan; Rist, Ray C.; Leeuw, Frans; Marcel, Mario; Barbarie, Alain; Brushett, Stephen; Wiesner, Eduardo; Gray, Cheryl; Britain, Gerald; McAllister, Elizabeth

Corruption and development (English)

This public sector note analyzes the issue of the growing recognition and discussion of corruption, and in turn facilitates addressing its costs and causes. ... See More +

Brief 18569 MAY 31, 1998

Gray,Cheryl W.; Kaufman, Daniel Disclosed

Private ownership and corporate performance : some lessons from transition economies (English)

Using a large sample of data on mid-sized firms in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland, the authors compare the performance of privatized and state firms in the environment of the postcommunist transition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1830 SEP 30, 1997

Frydman, Roman; Gray, Cheryl W.; Hessel, Marek; Rapaczynski, Andrzej

Transition 7 (9-10) (English)

How to catch up with the industrial world - achieving rapid growth in Europe's transition economies (Jeffrey D. Sachs and Andrew M. Warner). How democracy fosters growth: a new empirical approach (Jose Tavares and Romain Wacziarg). ... See More +

Newsletter 17838 SEP 30, 1996

Sachs, Jeffrey D.; Warner, Andrew M.; Tavares, Jose; Wacziarg, Romain; Bruno, Michael; Squire, Lyn; Open Media Research Institute; Oxford Analytica; Wolfensohn, James; Goran, Vladimir; Gray, Cheryl W.; Holle, Arnold; Vernikov, Andrei; Hirschler, Richard [editor]

Bank-led restructuring in Poland : bankruptcy and its alternatives (English)

Poland's Enterprise and Bank Restructuring Program, adopted by Parliament in 1993, provided for the resolution of problem loans through workouts, liquidation, or loan sales. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1651 SEP 30, 1996

Gray, Cheryl W.; Holle, Arnold

Bank-led restructuring in Poland : an empirical look at the bank conciliation process (English)

Since 1992, Poland has been considered a model of commercial banking reform among transition economies. Its Enterprise and Bank Restructuring Program (EBRP) tried to force state-owned commercial banks to build institutional capacity and to resolve problem loans through workouts, liquidation, loan sales, or pay back. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1650 SEP 30, 1996

Gray, Cheryl W.; Holle, Arnold

The World Bank economic review 10(3) (English)

Patterns of transition from plan to market. Martha de Melo, Cevdet Denizer, and Alan Gelb Hungary's bankruptcy experience, 1992-1993. Cheryl W. ... See More +

Publication 16038 SEP 30, 1996

De Melo, Martha; Denizer, Cevdet; Gelb, Alan; Gray, Cheryl W.; Schlorke, Sabine; Szanyi, Miklos; Campos, Jose Edgardo; Esfahani, Hadi Salehi; Chomitz, Kenneth M.; Gray, David A.; Henderson,J. Vernon; Kuncoro, Ari; Yitzhaki, Shlomo; Lewis, Jeffrey D.; Deininger, Klaus; Squire, Lyn

Hungary's bankruptcy experience, 1992-93 (English)

Policymakers working on enterprise restructuring should take a close look at Hungary's experience with bankruptcy reform since 1992. This article provides detailed data on a randomly selected stratified sample of actual cases filed in the first two years after the enactment of the law. ... See More +

Journal Article 77125 SEP 01, 1996

Gray, Cheryl W.; Schlorke, Sabine; Szanyi, Miklos Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 11 (2) (English)

Some lessons from the East Asian Miracle, by Joseph E. Stiglitz. In search of owners: privatization and corporate governance in transition economies, by Cheryl W. ... See More +

Publication 20867 AUG 31, 1996

Stiglitz, Joseph E.; Gray, Cheryl W.; Ravallion, Martin; Hyde, William F.; Amacher, Gregory S.; Magrath, William; Uy, Marilou; Vittas, Dimitri; Yoon Je Cho Disclosed

In search of owners : privatization and corporate governance in transition economies (English)

Experiments in privatizing enterprises in transition economies abound, from extensive efforts at sales to strategic owners (as in Estonia and Hungary), to programs based primarily on insider buyouts (as in Russia and Slovenia), to innovative mass privatization programs involving the creation of large and powerful new financial intermediaries (as in the Czech and Slovak republics and Poland). ... See More +

Journal Article 76561 AUG 01, 1996

Gray, Cheryl W. Disclosed

In search of owners : lessons of experience with privatization and corporate governance in transition economies (English)

The author reviews the goals of privatization and evaluates various methods used to achieve them in different transition settings. The task is not only to change ownership but to create corporate governance and to further the development of legal norms and supporting institutions needed in full-fledged market economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1595 APR 30, 1996

Gray, Cheryl W.

Developing commercial law in transition economies : examples from Hungary and Russia (English)

Implementing decentralized legal frameworks requires reasonable laws, adequate institutions, and market-oriented incentives. All three must exist together. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1528 NOV 30, 1995

Gray, Cheryl W.; Hendley, Kathryn

Hungary's bankruptcy experience, 1992-93 (English)

Hungary adopted a tough new bankruptcy law in late 1991 that took effect on January 1, 1992. It required managers of firms with arrears over 90 days to any creditor to file for either reorganization or liquidation within eight days (the so-called "automatic trigger") and provided a rather sympathetic framework in which to do so. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1510 SEP 30, 1995

Gray, Cheryl; Schlorke, Sabine; Szanyi, Miklos

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Poverty reduction support credits : an evaluation of World Bank support (English)
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MAY 21, 2010 55026 Publication
Fiscal policy and economic growth : lessons for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUN 29, 2007 41174 Publication
Anticorruption in transition : who is succeeding...and why? (English)
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JUN 01, 2006 37089 Publication
Judicial systems in transition economies: assessing the past, looking to the future (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 32928 Publication
Transition 14/15 (10/1) (English)
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APR 01, 2004 29714 Newsletter
Anticorruption in transition : Corruption in enterprise-state interactions in Europe and Central Asia 1999-2002 (English)
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JAN 01, 2004 28401 Publication Russian
Anticorruption in transition : Corruption in enterprise-state interactions in Europe and Central Asia 1999-2002 (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2004 28401 Publication English
Public sector performance - the critical role of evaluation : selected proceedings from a World Bank Seminar (English)
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JAN 01, 1999 20532 Working Paper
Corruption and development (English)
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MAY 31, 1998 18569 Brief
Private ownership and corporate performance : some lessons from transition economies (English)
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SEP 30, 1997 WPS1830 Policy Research Working Paper
Transition 7 (9-10) (English)
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SEP 30, 1996 17838 Newsletter
Bank-led restructuring in Poland : bankruptcy and its alternatives (English)
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SEP 30, 1996 WPS1651 Policy Research Working Paper
Bank-led restructuring in Poland : an empirical look at the bank conciliation process (English)
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SEP 30, 1996 WPS1650 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 10(3) (English)
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SEP 30, 1996 16038 Publication
Hungary's bankruptcy experience, 1992-93 (English)
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SEP 01, 1996 77125 Journal Article
The World Bank research observer 11 (2) (English)
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AUG 31, 1996 20867 Publication
In search of owners : privatization and corporate governance in transition economies (English)
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AUG 01, 1996 76561 Journal Article
In search of owners : lessons of experience with privatization and corporate governance in transition economies (English)
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APR 30, 1996 WPS1595 Policy Research Working Paper
Developing commercial law in transition economies : examples from Hungary and Russia (English)
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NOV 30, 1995 WPS1528 Policy Research Working Paper
Hungary's bankruptcy experience, 1992-93 (English)
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SEP 30, 1995 WPS1510 Policy Research Working Paper