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Fiscal Decentralization Review in Vietnam: Making the Whole Greater than the Sum the Parts : Summary report (English)

This report provides a review of fiscal decentralization policies in Vietnam and their impact on the Government’s development objectives. It aims to inform reform of central-local fiscal relations in Vietnam to further promote growth and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Other Public Sector Study 103669 OCT 06, 2015

Rab,Habib Nasser; Martinez-Vasquez, Jorge; Shah,Anwar M.; Vu,Quyen Hoang; Nguyen,Minh Van; Monkam,Kamo Francoise Nara; Prasad,Abha; Doan,Quang Hong; Iyer,Indira Disclosed

Fiscal Decentralization Review in Vietnam: Making the Whole Greater than the Sum the Parts (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

This report provides a review of fiscal decentralization policies in Vietnam and their impact on the Government’s development objectives. It aims to inform reform of central-local fiscal relations in Vietnam to further promote growth and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Other Public Sector Study 103669 SEP 15, 2015

Rab,Habib Nasser; Martinez-Vasquez, Jorge; Shah,Anwar M.; Vu,Quyen Hoang; Nguyen,Minh Van; Monkam,Kamo Francoise Nara; Prasad,Abha; Doan,Quang Hong; Iyer,Indira Disclosed

Participatory budgeting (Chinese)

This book provides an overview of the principles underlying participatory budgeting. It analyzes the merits and demerits of participatory budgeting practices around the world with a view to guiding policy makers and practitioners on improving such practices in the interest of inclusive governance. ... See More +

Publication 39498 MAY 14, 2013

Shah, Anwar (editor) English Disclosed

Fiscal management (Chinese)

In Western democracies, systems of checks and balances built into government structures have formed the core of good governance, and have helped empower citizens for more than two hundred years. ... See More +

Publication 34377 MAY 01, 2013

Shah, Anwar [editor]; von Hagen, Jurgen; Andrews, Matthew; Purohit, Mahesh; Bird, Richard M.; Kharas, Homi; Mishra, Deepak; Brixi, Hana Polackova; Schacter, Mark Spanish, English Disclosed

Making federalism work - the 18th constitutional amendment (English)

The almost unanimous passage of a landmark consensus constitutional amendment "the 18th Constitutional Amendment" restored Pakistan's constitution to its original intent of a decentralized federation of four provinces as envisaged in the 1956 and 1973 constitutions. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 87102 NOV 01, 2012

Shah, Anwar Disclosed

How close is your government to its people ? worldwide indicators on localization and decentralization (English)

This paper is intended to provide an assessment of the impact of the silent revolution of the last three decades on moving governments closer to people to establish fair, accountable, incorruptible and responsive governance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6138 JUL 01, 2012

Ivanyna, Maksym; Shah, Anwar Disclosed

General purpose central-provincial-local transfers (DAU) in Indonesia : from gap filling to ensuring fair access to essential public services for all (English)

Indonesia has come a long way from centralized governance to decentralized local governance, and today Indonesia ranks among the most decentralized developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6075 JUN 01, 2012

Shah, Anwar; Qibthiyyah, Riatu; Dita, Astrid Disclosed

Public services and expenditure need equalization : reflections on principles and worldwide comparative practices (English)

This paper reviews the conceptual challenges as well as lessons from worldwide experiences in implementing public services and expenditure need compensation in fiscal equalization transfers with a view to developing guidance for practitioners. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6006 MAR 01, 2012

Shah, Anwar Disclosed

Autonomy with equity and accountability : toward a more transparent, objective, predictable and simpler (TOPS) system of central financing of provincial-local expenditures in Indonesia (English)

During the past decade, Indonesia has transformed itself from centralized governance to decentralized local governance. Local governments were given extensive expenditure responsibilities while keeping the tax system centralized. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6004 MAR 01, 2012

Shah, Anwar Disclosed

Grant financing of metropolitan areas : a review of principles and worldwide practices (English)

In the new information age in the globalized and interconnected world, metropolitan areas hold the key to the future prosperity and growth of nations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6002 MAR 01, 2012

Shah, Anwar Disclosed

Decentralization (localization) and corruption : new cross-country evidence (English)

This paper attempts to improve the understanding and measurement of decentralization and its relationship with corruption in a worldwide context. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5299 MAY 01, 2010

Ivanyna, Maksym; Shah, Anwar Disclosed

Citizen-centric governance indicators : measuring and monitoring governance by listening to the people and not the interest groups (English)

Governance indicators are now widely used as tools for conducting development dialogue, allocating external assistance, and influencing foreign direct investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5181 JAN 01, 2010

Ivanyna, Maksym; Shah, Anwar Disclosed

Sponsoring a race to the top : the case for results-based intergovernmental finance for merit goods (English)

Intergovernmental finance is a significant source of sub-national finance in most countries. In both industrial and developing countries, formula based "manna from heaven" general purpose transfers dominate but co-exist with highly intrusive micro-managed "command and control" specific purpose transfers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5172 JAN 01, 2010

Shah, Anwar Disclosed

Lessons from European Union policies for regional development (English)

Regional disparities present an ever present development challenge in most countries, especially those with large geographic areas under their jurisdiction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4977 JUN 01, 2009

Shankar, Raja; Shah, Anwar Disclosed

Intergovernmental fiscal transfers : principles and practice : Transferencias fiscales intergubernamentales : principios y practica (Spanish)

The design of intergovernmental fiscal transfers has a strong bearing on efficiency and equity of public service provision and accountable local governance. ... See More +

Publication 38077 MAR 02, 2009

Boadway, Robin [editor]; Shah, Anwar [editor] English Disclosed

Macro federalism and local finance (English)

The book is divided into two parts. The first part macro federalism provides a fresh look at emerging constitutional challenges arising from globalization and the information revolution, as well as the dynamic-efficiency and growth implications of existing federal constitutions. ... See More +

Publication 44638 JUN 20, 2008

Shah, Anwar Disclosed

Demanding to be served : holding governments to account for improved access (English)

This paper presents an overview of the constitutional-legal provisions on access to services in developing countries and shows that rights to public services are not justice-able. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4643 JUN 01, 2008

Shah, Anwar Disclosed

Public sector governance and accountability series : public expenditure analysis : Serie sobre sector publico, buen gobierno, y responsabilidad u rendicion de cuentas : analisis del gasto publico (Spanish)

This book provides tools of analysis for discovering equity in tax burdens and in public spending and for judging government performance to safeguard the interests of the poor, disadvantaged members of society like women, children, and minorities. ... See More +

Publication 34376 APR 01, 2008

Shah, Anwar Chinese, English Disclosed

Local governance and civic engagement in rural Russia (English)

This publication contains the results of the 3-year project Local Governance and Civic Engagement in Rural Russia sponsored by the World Bank between 2004-2007 and implemented by the Russian branch of the charity Charities Aid Foundation (UK) in 3 regions of Russia: Perm, Penza, and the Republic of Adygeya. ... See More +

Working Paper 40167 APR 30, 2007

Shah, Anwar Russian Disclosed

Local governance and civic engagement in rural Russia (Russian)

This publication contains the results of the 3-year project Local Governance and Civic Engagement in Rural Russia sponsored by the World Bank between 2004-2007 and implemented by the Russian branch of the charity Charities Aid Foundation (UK) in 3 regions of Russia: Perm, Penza, and the Republic of Adygeya. ... See More +

Working Paper 40167 APR 30, 2007

Shah, Anwar English Disclosed

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Fiscal Decentralization Review in Vietnam: Making the Whole Greater than the Sum the Parts : Summary report (English)
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OCT 06, 2015 103669 Other Public Sector Study
Fiscal Decentralization Review in Vietnam: Making the Whole Greater than the Sum the Parts (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)
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SEP 15, 2015 103669 Other Public Sector Study
Participatory budgeting (Chinese)
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MAY 14, 2013 39498 Publication English
Fiscal management (Chinese)
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MAY 01, 2013 34377 Publication Spanish, English
Making federalism work - the 18th constitutional amendment (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 87102 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
How close is your government to its people ? worldwide indicators on localization and decentralization (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 WPS6138 Policy Research Working Paper
General purpose central-provincial-local transfers (DAU) in Indonesia : from gap filling to ensuring fair access to essential public services for all (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 WPS6075 Policy Research Working Paper
Public services and expenditure need equalization : reflections on principles and worldwide comparative practices (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 WPS6006 Policy Research Working Paper
Autonomy with equity and accountability : toward a more transparent, objective, predictable and simpler (TOPS) system of central financing of provincial-local expenditures in Indonesia (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 WPS6004 Policy Research Working Paper
Grant financing of metropolitan areas : a review of principles and worldwide practices (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 WPS6002 Policy Research Working Paper
Decentralization (localization) and corruption : new cross-country evidence (English)
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MAY 01, 2010 WPS5299 Policy Research Working Paper
Citizen-centric governance indicators : measuring and monitoring governance by listening to the people and not the interest groups (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 WPS5181 Policy Research Working Paper
Sponsoring a race to the top : the case for results-based intergovernmental finance for merit goods (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 WPS5172 Policy Research Working Paper
Lessons from European Union policies for regional development (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 WPS4977 Policy Research Working Paper
Intergovernmental fiscal transfers : principles and practice : Transferencias fiscales intergubernamentales : principios y practica (Spanish)
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MAR 02, 2009 38077 Publication English
Macro federalism and local finance (English)
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JUN 20, 2008 44638 Publication
Demanding to be served : holding governments to account for improved access (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 WPS4643 Policy Research Working Paper
Public sector governance and accountability series : public expenditure analysis : Serie sobre sector publico, buen gobierno, y responsabilidad u rendicion de cuentas : analisis del gasto publico (Spanish)
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APR 01, 2008 34376 Publication Chinese, English
Local governance and civic engagement in rural Russia (English)
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APR 30, 2007 40167 Working Paper Russian
Local governance and civic engagement in rural Russia (Russian)
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APR 30, 2007 40167 Working Paper English