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Problem-driven political economy analysis : the World Bankapos;s experience (English)

Why does development progress in some places but not others? Very often, the distinguishing factor is not a lack of financial resources or of knowledge about the right technical solution. ... See More +

Publication 83502 DEC 17, 2013

Fritz, Verena; Levy, Brian; Ort, Rachel

Innovations in globalized regulation : opportunities and challenges (English)

This paper lays out a comparative framework for assessing the potential, limitations and challenges of a variety of emerging institutional innovations in globalized regulation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5841 OCT 01, 2011

Levy, Brian

Can islands of effectiveness thrive in difficult governance settings ? the political economy of local-level collaborative governance (English)

Many low-income countries contend with a governance syndrome characterized by a difficult combination of seeming openness, weak institutions, and strong inter-elite contestation for power and resources. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5842 OCT 01, 2011

Levy, Brian

Development trajectories : an evolutionary approach to integrating governance and growth (English)

This note introduces an evolutionary approach to economic and governance reform. It lays out two especially prevalent trajectories that differ starkly from one another in how they prioritize and sequence economic growth, state building, and the development of civil society and political institutions. ... See More +

Brief 54721 MAY 01, 2010

Levy, Brian

Development strategies : integrating governance and growth (English)

A frontier challenge for development strategy is to move beyond prescribing optimal economic policies, and instead -- taking a broad view of the interactions between economic, political and social constraints and dynamics -- to identify entry points capable of breaking a low-growth logjam, and initiating a virtuous spiral of cumulative change. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5196 JAN 01, 2010

Levy, Brian; Fukuyama, Francis

Problem-driven governance and political economy analysis : good practice framework (English)

Politics and the political economy matter for whether and how reforms happen in developing as well as in developed countries. The World Bank as an institution and its individual country and task teams has been grappling with this issue for many years. ... See More +

Knowledge Economy Study 82652 SEP 01, 2009

Fritz, Verena; Kaiser, Kai; Levy, Brian

Governance reform : bridging monitoring and action (English)

Governance reform: bridging, monitoring, and action lays out a broad framework for analyzing and monitoring governance in developing countries. ... See More +

Publication 38918 JAN 01, 2007

Levy, Brian

Building state capacity in Africa - new approaches, emerging lessons (English)

In recent years, a number of African governments, sometimes working in partnership with the Bank, and other development partners, have moved forward with new-style programs to build public sector capacity. ... See More +

Publication 30263 SEP 01, 2004

Levy, Brian; Kpundeh, Sahr [editors]; Stevens, Mike;; Teggemann, Stephanie; Engberg-Pedersen, Poul; Kiragu, Kithinji; Mukandala, Rwekaza; Morin, Denyse; Garnett, Harry; Plowden, William; Dorotinsky, Bill; Floyd, Rob; Barkan, Joel D.; Adamolekun, Ladipo; Yongmei Zhou; Laleye, Mouflataou; Ngapos;ethe, Njuguna; Ndegwa, Stephen N.; Gershberg, Alec Ian; Winkler, Donald R.; Olowu, Dele; Barkan, Joel D.

The governance of service delivery in ECA - a regional study (English)

This regional study has two objectives. The principal objective is to explore the extent to which the framework laid out in World Development Report 2004, quot;Making Services Work for Poor Peoplequot; (report no. 26895) might help strengthen World Bank efforts to support improvements in the delivery of services in Europe and Central Asia (ECA). ... See More +

Working Paper 36141 JUN 30, 2004

Levy, Brian

Institutional and governance reviews : a new type of economic sector work (English)

In 1999 the Bank began conducting Institutional and Governance Reviews (IGRs), adding to its tools for economic and sector work. IGRs trace the institutional roots of weak government performance and offer practical recommendations for improving government operations and development strategies. ... See More +

Brief 26749 NOV 01, 2002

Levy, Brian; Manning, Nick

A sourcebook for Poverty Reduction Strategies : Core techniques and cross-cutting issues (English)

This sourcebook was written to assist low-income countries with the development and strengthening of their poverty reduction strategies. This book has been designed as a resource for analysis and discourse on poverty reduction policies and programs at the country level. ... See More +

Publication 29800 JAN 01, 2002

Klugman, Jeni [editor]; Coudouel, Aline; Hentschel, Jesko S.; Wodon, Quentin T.; Yitzaki, Shlomo; Prennushi, Giovanna; Rubio, Gloria; Subbarao, Kalanidhi; Christiaensen, Luc; Scott, Christopher; Achikbache, Bahjat; Belkindas, Misha; Dinc, Mustafa; Eele, Graham; Swanson, Eric; Fozzard, Adrian; Holmes, Malcolm; Withers, Kate; Tikare, Seema; Youssef, Deborah; Donnelly-Roark, Paula; Shah, Parmesh; Girishankar, Navin; Hammergren, Linn; Knack, Stephen; Levy, Brian; Litvack, Jennie; Manning, Nicholas; Messick, Richard; Rinne, Jeffrey; Sutch, Helen; Dongier, Philippe; Domelen, Julie Van; Ostrom, Elinor; Rizvi, Andrea; Wakeman, Wendy; Bebbington, Anthony; Alkire, Sabina; Esmail, Talib; Polski, Margaret; Bamberger, Michael; Blackden, Mark; Fort, Lucia; Manoukian, Violeta; Bojö, Jan; Bucknall, Julia; Hamilton, Kirk; Kishor, Nalin; Kraus, Christiane; Pillai, Poonam; Mozammel, Masud; Zatlokal, Barbara; Ames, Brian; Brown, Ward; Devarajan, Shanta; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Hoekman, Bernard; Michalopoulos, Constantine; Schiff, Maurice; Tarr, David; Cord, Louise; Baharoglu, Deniz; Kessides, Christine; Ezemenari, Kene; Grosh, Margaret; Sherburne-Benz, Lynn; Claeson, Mariam; Griffin, Charles C.; Johnston, Timothy A.; McLachlan, Mildred; Soucat, Agnes L. B.; Wagstaff, Adam; Yazbeck, Abdo S.; Aoki, Aya; Bruns, Barbara; Drabble, Michael; Marope, Mmantsetsa; Mingat, Alain; Moock, Peter; Murphy, Patrick; Paci, Pierella; Patrinos, Harry; Tan, Jee-Peng; Thomas, Christopher; Winter, Carolyn; Yang, Hongyu; Lamech, Ranjit; Oapos;Sullivan, Kyran; Gannon, Colin; Gwilliam, Kenneth; Liu, Zhi; Malmberg-Calvo, Christina; Bosch, Christophe; Hommann, Kirsten; Sadoff, Claudia; Travers, Lee; Kenny, Charles; Navas-Sabater, Juan

A sourcebook for Poverty Reduction Strategies (Vol. 2) : Macroeconomic and sectoral approaches (English)

This sourcebook was written to assist low-income countries with the development and strengthening of their poverty reduction strategies. This book has been designed as a resource for analysis and discourse on poverty reduction policies and programs at the country level. ... See More +

Publication 29800 JAN 01, 2002

Klugman, Jeni [editor]; Coudouel, Aline; Hentschel, Jesko S.; Wodon, Quentin T.; Yitzaki, Shlomo; Prennushi, Giovanna; Rubio, Gloria; Subbarao, Kalanidhi; Christiaensen, Luc; Scott, Christopher; Achikbache, Bahjat; Belkindas, Misha; Dinc, Mustafa; Eele, Graham; Swanson, Eric; Fozzard, Adrian; Holmes, Malcolm; Withers, Kate; Tikare, Seema; Youssef, Deborah; Donnelly-Roark, Paula; Shah, Parmesh; Girishankar, Navin; Hammergren, Linn; Knack, Stephen; Levy, Brian; Litvack, Jennie; Manning, Nicholas; Messick, Richard; Rinne, Jeffrey; Sutch, Helen; Dongier, Philippe; Domelen, Julie Van; Ostrom, Elinor; Rizvi, Andrea; Wakeman, Wendy; Bebbington, Anthony; Alkire, Sabina; Esmail, Talib; Polski, Margaret; Bamberger, Michael; Blackden, Mark; Fort, Lucia; Manoukian, Violeta; Bojö, Jan; Bucknall, Julia; Hamilton, Kirk; Kishor, Nalin; Kraus, Christiane; Pillai, Poonam; Mozammel, Masud; Zatlokal, Barbara; Ames, Brian; Brown, Ward; Devarajan, Shanta; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Hoekman, Bernard; Michalopoulos, Constantine; Schiff, Maurice; Tarr, David; Cord, Louise; Baharoglu, Deniz; Kessides, Christine; Ezemenari, Kene; Grosh, Margaret; Sherburne-Benz, Lynn; Claeson, Mariam; Griffin, Charles C.; Johnston, Timothy A.; McLachlan, Mildred; Soucat, Agnes L. B.; Wagstaff, Adam; Yazbeck, Abdo S.; Aoki, Aya; Bruns, Barbara; Drabble, Michael; Marope, Mmantsetsa; Mingat, Alain; Moock, Peter; Murphy, Patrick; Paci, Pierella; Patrinos, Harry; Tan, Jee-Peng; Thomas, Christopher; Winter, Carolyn; Yang, Hongyu; Lamech, Ranjit; Oapos;Sullivan, Kyran; Gannon, Colin; Gwilliam, Kenneth; Liu, Zhi; Malmberg-Calvo, Christina; Bosch, Christophe; Hommann, Kirsten; Sadoff, Claudia; Travers, Lee; Kenny, Charles; Navas-Sabater, Juan

World development report 1997 - the state in a changing world : Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 1997 - el estado en un mundo en transformacion (Spanish)

This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. ... See More +

World Development Report 17300 AUG 01, 1997

Chhibber, Ajay; Commander, Simon; Evans, Alison; Fuhr, Harald; Kane, Cheikh; Leechor, Chad; Levy, Brian; Pradhan, Sanjay; Weder, Beatrice English, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Chinese

World development report 1997 - the state in a changing world : World Development Report 1997 - the state in a changing world (Russian)

This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. ... See More +

World Development Report 17300 JUN 30, 1997

Chhibber, Ajay; Commander, Simon; Evans, Alison; Fuhr, Harald; Kane, Cheikh; Leechor, Chad; Levy, Brian; Pradhan, Sanjay; Weder, Beatrice English, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Chinese

World development report 1997 - the state in a changing world : World Development Report 1997 - the state in a changing world (Chinese)

This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. ... See More +

World Development Report 17300 JUN 01, 1997

Chhibber, Ajay; Commander, Simon; Evans, Alison; Fuhr, Harald; Kane, Cheikh; Leechor, Chad; Levy, Brian; Pradhan, Sanjay; Weder, Beatrice English, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic

World development report 1997 - the state in a changing world : World Development Report 1997 - the state in a changing world (Arabic)

This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. ... See More +

World Development Report 17300 JUN 01, 1997

Chhibber, Ajay; Commander, Simon; Evans, Alison; Fuhr, Harald; Kane, Cheikh; Leechor, Chad; Levy, Brian; Pradhan, Sanjay; Weder, Beatrice English, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese

World development report 1997 - the state in a changing world : Rapport sur le developpement dans le monde 1997 - lapos;etat dans un minde en mutation (French)

This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. ... See More +

World Development Report 17300 JUN 01, 1997

Chhibber, Ajay; Commander, Simon; Evans, Alison; Fuhr, Harald; Kane, Cheikh; Leechor, Chad; Levy, Brian; Pradhan, Sanjay; Weder, Beatrice English, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese

World development report 1997 - the state in a changing world (English)

This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. ... See More +

World Development Report 17300 JUN 01, 1997

Chhibber, Ajay; Commander, Simon; Evans, Alison; Fuhr, Harald; Kane, Cheikh; Leechor, Chad; Levy, Brian; Pradhan, Sanjay; Weder, Beatrice Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Chinese

World development report 1997 - the state in a changing world : World Development Report 1997 - the state in a changing world (Japanese)

This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. ... See More +

World Development Report 17300 JAN 01, 1997

Chhibber, Ajay; Commander, Simon; Evans, Alison; Fuhr, Harald; Kane, Cheikh; Leechor, Chad; Levy, Brian; Pradhan, Sanjay; Weder, Beatrice English, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Chinese

World development report 1997 - the state in a changing world : Relatorio sobre o desenvolvimento mundial 1997 - o estado num mundo em transformacao (Portuguese)

This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. ... See More +

World Development Report 17300 JAN 01, 1997

Chhibber, Ajay; Commander, Simon; Evans, Alison; Fuhr, Harald; Kane, Cheikh; Leechor, Chad; Levy, Brian; Pradhan, Sanjay; Weder, Beatrice

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Problem-driven political economy analysis : the World Bankapos;s experience (English)
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DEC 17, 2013 83502 Publication
Innovations in globalized regulation : opportunities and challenges (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 WPS5841 Policy Research Working Paper
Can islands of effectiveness thrive in difficult governance settings ? the political economy of local-level collaborative governance (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 WPS5842 Policy Research Working Paper
Development trajectories : an evolutionary approach to integrating governance and growth (English)
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MAY 01, 2010 54721 Brief
Development strategies : integrating governance and growth (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 WPS5196 Policy Research Working Paper
Problem-driven governance and political economy analysis : good practice framework (English)
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SEP 01, 2009 82652 Knowledge Economy Study
Governance reform : bridging monitoring and action (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 38918 Publication
Building state capacity in Africa - new approaches, emerging lessons (English)
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SEP 01, 2004 30263 Publication
The governance of service delivery in ECA - a regional study (English)
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JUN 30, 2004 36141 Working Paper
Institutional and governance reviews : a new type of economic sector work (English)
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NOV 01, 2002 26749 Brief
A sourcebook for Poverty Reduction Strategies : Core techniques and cross-cutting issues (English)
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JAN 01, 2002 29800 Publication
A sourcebook for Poverty Reduction Strategies (Vol. 2) : Macroeconomic and sectoral approaches (English)
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JAN 01, 2002 29800 Publication
World development report 1997 - the state in a changing world : Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 1997 - el estado en un mundo en transformacion (Spanish)
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AUG 01, 1997 17300 World Development Report English, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Chinese
World development report 1997 - the state in a changing world : World Development Report 1997 - the state in a changing world (Russian)
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JUN 30, 1997 17300 World Development Report English, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Chinese
World development report 1997 - the state in a changing world : World Development Report 1997 - the state in a changing world (Chinese)
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JUN 01, 1997 17300 World Development Report English, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic
World development report 1997 - the state in a changing world : World Development Report 1997 - the state in a changing world (Arabic)
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JUN 01, 1997 17300 World Development Report English, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese
World development report 1997 - the state in a changing world : Rapport sur le developpement dans le monde 1997 - lapos;etat dans un minde en mutation (French)
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JUN 01, 1997 17300 World Development Report English, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese
World development report 1997 - the state in a changing world (English)
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JUN 01, 1997 17300 World Development Report Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Chinese
World development report 1997 - the state in a changing world : World Development Report 1997 - the state in a changing world (Japanese)
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JAN 01, 1997 17300 World Development Report English, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Chinese
World development report 1997 - the state in a changing world : Relatorio sobre o desenvolvimento mundial 1997 - o estado num mundo em transformacao (Portuguese)
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JAN 01, 1997 17300 World Development Report