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Laws for fiscal responsibility for subnational discipline : international experience (English)

Fiscal responsibility laws are institutions with which multiple governments in the same economy -- national and subnational --can commit to help avoid irresponsible fiscal behavior that could have short-term advantages to one of them but that would be collectively damaging. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5587 MAR 01, 2011

Liu, Lili; Webb, Steven B. Disclosed

World Bank engagement at the state level : the cases of Brazil, India, Nigeria, and the Russia : Main report (English)

This report summarizes the past 10 years (1998-2008) of World Bank engagement at the state level in four selected large federal countries: Brazil, India, Nigeria, and the Russian Federation. ... See More +

Publication 54435 APR 21, 2010

Atanesyan, Konstantin; Kavalsky, Basil; ]ahan, Sarwat; Kanbur, Ravi; Webb, Steven; O'Brien, Thomas; Vaan, Tim De; Tan, Cecilia; de Asis, Corky; Hurlbut, William; McEuen, Caroline Disclosed

World Bank engagement at the state level : the cases of Brazil, India, Nigeria, and the Russia (Vol. 2) : Evaluation summary (English)

This report summarizes the past 10 years (1998-2008) of World Bank engagement at the state level in four selected large federal countries: Brazil, India, Nigeria, and the Russian Federation. ... See More +

Publication 54435 JAN 01, 2009

Atanesyan, Konstantin; Kavalsky, Basil; ]ahan, Sarwat; Kanbur, Ravi; Webb, Steven; O'Brien, Thomas; Vaan, Tim De; Tan, Cecilia; de Asis, Corky; Hurlbut, William; McEuen, Caroline Disclosed

Mexico - Decentralized service delivery for the poor (Vol. 2) : Background papers (English)

This report on the decentralized service delivery for the poor is structured in two volumes. Volume one is a cross-sectoral report, the core report. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 35692 AUG 01, 2006

Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Webb,Steven Benjamin Disclosed

Mexico - Decentralized service delivery for the poor : Core report (English)

This report on the decentralized service delivery for the poor is structured in two volumes. Volume one is a cross-sectoral report, the core report. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 35692 AUG 01, 2006

Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Webb,Steven Benjamin Spanish Disclosed

Mexico - Decentralized service delivery for the poor : Mexico - Descentralizacion y entrega de servicios para los pobres (Spanish)

This report on the decentralized service delivery for the poor is structured in two volumes. Volume one is a cross-sectoral report, the core report. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 35692 AUG 01, 2006

Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Webb,Steven Benjamin English Disclosed

A new model for market-based regulation of subnational borrowing - the Mexican approach (English)

Faced with weak sub-national finances that pose a risk to macroeconomic stability, Mexico's federal government in April 2000 established an innovative incentive framework to bring fiscal discipline to state and municipal governments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2370 JUL 31, 2000

Giugale, Marcelo; Korobow, Adam; Webb, Steven

Achievements and challenges of fiscal decentralization : lessons from Mexico (English)

This book documents Mexico's decentralization experience as well as conceptualizing its main trends, policies, and options, and brings them into the light of international comparison. ... See More +

Publication 20563 MAY 31, 2000

Guigale, Marcelo M. [editor]; Webb, Steven B. [editor]; Lafourcade, Olivier; Vinh Nguyen; Rojas, Fernando; Courchene, Thomas; Martinez-Vazquez,Jorge; McLure, Charles E., Jr.; Diaz-Cayeros, Alberto; Mendoze, Enrique Cabrero; Trillo, Fausto Hernandez; Oliveira, Joao C.

Beyond the center - decentralizing the State : Mas alla del centro - la descentralizacion del estado (Spanish)

The study focuses on decentralization, referring to the process of returning the political, fiscal, and administrative powers, to sub-national units of government. ... See More +

Publication 19636 JUL 31, 1999

Burki, Shahid Javed; Perry, Guillermo; Dillinger, William; Griffin, Charles; Gutman, Jeffrey; Rojas, Fernando; Webb, Steven; Winkler, Donald English Disclosed

Beyond the center - decentralizing the State (English)

The study focuses on decentralization, referring to the process of returning the political, fiscal, and administrative powers, to sub-national units of government. ... See More +

Publication 19636 JUL 31, 1999

Burki, Shahid Javed; Perry, Guillermo; Dillinger, William; Griffin, Charles; Gutman, Jeffrey; Rojas, Fernando; Webb, Steven; Winkler, Donald Spanish Disclosed

Fiscal management in federal democracies : Argentina and Brazil (English)

In shifting to decentralized public finances, a country's central government faces certain fiscal management problems. First, during and soon after the transition, unless it reduces pending or increases its own tax resources, the central government tends to have higher deficits as it shifts fiscal resources to sub-national governments through transfers, revenue sharing, or delegation of tax bases. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2121 MAY 31, 1999

Dillinger,William R.; Webb,Steven Benjamin Disclosed

What do we know about the political economy of economic policy reform? (English)

The recent wave of democratization in developing countries and in formerly communist ones has sparked renewed interest in the relation between politics and economic adjustment. ... See More +

Journal Article 14317 JUL 31, 1993

Haggard, Stephan; Webb, Steven B.

The World Bank research observer 8 (2) (English)

The design and diffusion of improved cooking stoves. What do we know about the political economy of economic policy reform? Using auctions to allocate and price long-term credit. ... See More +

Publication 17523 JUL 31, 1993

Barnes, Douglas F.; Openshaw, Keith; Smith, Kirk R.; van der Plas, Robert; Haggard, Stephan; Webb, Steven B.; Guasch, J. Luis; Glaessner, Thomas; Coricelli, Fabrizio; Lane, Timothy D.; Easterly, William; Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus; Summers, Lawrence H.; Thomas, Vinod

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Laws for fiscal responsibility for subnational discipline : international experience (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 WPS5587 Policy Research Working Paper
World Bank engagement at the state level : the cases of Brazil, India, Nigeria, and the Russia : Main report (English)
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APR 21, 2010 54435 Publication
World Bank engagement at the state level : the cases of Brazil, India, Nigeria, and the Russia (Vol. 2) : Evaluation summary (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 54435 Publication
Mexico - Decentralized service delivery for the poor (Vol. 2) : Background papers (English)
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AUG 01, 2006 35692 Other Poverty Study
Mexico - Decentralized service delivery for the poor : Core report (English)
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AUG 01, 2006 35692 Other Poverty Study Spanish
Mexico - Decentralized service delivery for the poor : Mexico - Descentralizacion y entrega de servicios para los pobres (Spanish)
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AUG 01, 2006 35692 Other Poverty Study English
A new model for market-based regulation of subnational borrowing - the Mexican approach (English)
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JUL 31, 2000 WPS2370 Policy Research Working Paper
Achievements and challenges of fiscal decentralization : lessons from Mexico (English)
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MAY 31, 2000 20563 Publication
Beyond the center - decentralizing the State : Mas alla del centro - la descentralizacion del estado (Spanish)
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JUL 31, 1999 19636 Publication English
Beyond the center - decentralizing the State (English)
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JUL 31, 1999 19636 Publication Spanish
Fiscal management in federal democracies : Argentina and Brazil (English)
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MAY 31, 1999 WPS2121 Policy Research Working Paper
What do we know about the political economy of economic policy reform? (English)
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JUL 31, 1993 14317 Journal Article
The World Bank research observer 8 (2) (English)
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JUL 31, 1993 17523 Publication