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Encouraging Service Delivery to the Poor : Does Money Talk When Health Workers Are Pro-Poor ? (English)

Do service providers respond to pecuniary incentives to serve the poor? Service delivery to the poor is complicated by the extra effort required to deliver services to them and the intrinsic incentives of service providers to exert this effort. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8666 DEC 06, 2018

Banuri,Sheheryar; De Walque,Damien B. C. M.; Keefer,Philip E.; Robyn,Paul Jacob Disclosed

Love the job... or the patient ? task vs. mission-based motivations in health care (English)

A booming literature has argued that mission-based motives are a central feature of mission-oriented labor markets. This paper shifts the focus to task-based motivation and finds that it yields significantly more effort than mission-based motivation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8338 FEB 13, 2018

Banuri,Sheheryar; Keefer,Philip E.; De Walque,Damien B. C. M. Disclosed

The government response to informed citizens : new evidence on media access and the distribution of public health benefits in Africa (English)

The authors use a natural experiment in media markets in Benin to examine the impact of community radio on government responsiveness to citizens. ... See More +

Journal Article 129186 AUG 06, 2015

Keefer,Philip E.; Khemani,Stuti Disclosed

Pyramid capitalism : political connections, regulation, and firm productivity in Egypt (English)

This paper uses an original database of 469 politically connected firms under the Mubarak regime in Egypt to explore the economic effects of close state-business relations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7354 JUL 02, 2015

Diwan,Ishac; Keefer,Philip E.; Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias Disclosed

Was Weber right ? the effects of pay for ability and pay for performance on pro-social motivation, ability and effort in the public sector (English)

This paper examines the effects of pecuniary compensation on the ability and motivation of individuals in organizations with non-pecuniary or pro-social missions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7261 MAY 11, 2015

Banuri,Sheheryar; Keefer,Philip E. Disclosed

Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (Arabic)

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries face a critical choice as they strive to generate greater private sector growth and more jobs: promote competition, provide equal opportunities for all entrepreneurs, and dismantle the current system of privileges for connected firms or risk perpetuating the current equilibrium of low job creation. ... See More +

Publication 92767 JAN 01, 2015

Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias; Sy,Abdoulaye; Hussain,Sahar Sajjad; Sahnoun,Hania; Keefer,Philip E. English, French Disclosed

Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa : Emplois ou privilèges : libérer le potentiel de création d’emplois au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord (French)

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries face a critical choice as they strive to generate greater private sector growth and more jobs: promote competition, provide equal opportunities for all entrepreneurs, and dismantle the current system of privileges for connected firms or risk perpetuating the current equilibrium of low job creation. ... See More +

Publication 92767 JAN 01, 2015

Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias; Sy,Abdoulaye; Hussain,Sahar Sajjad; Sahnoun,Hania; Keefer,Philip E. English, Arabic Disclosed

Party age and party color : new results on the political economy of redistribution and inequality (English)

This paper advances research on inequality with unique, new data on income distribution in 61 countries, including 20 Latin American countries, to explore the effects of political parties on redistribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7129 DEC 01, 2014

Keefer, Philip; Milanovic, Branko Disclosed

Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)

This report for the Middle East and North Africa shows that policies that lower competition and create an uneven playing field are common and constrain private sector job creation. ... See More +

Publication 92870 NOV 16, 2014

Schiffbauer, Marc; Sy, Abdoulaye; Hussain, Sahar; Sahnoun, Hania; Keefer, Philip Disclosed

Radio's impact on preferences for patronage benefits (English)

Citizens in developing countries support politicians who provide patronage or clientelist benefits, such as government jobs and gifts at the time of elections. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6932 JUN 01, 2014

Keefer, Philip; Khemani, Stuti Disclosed

Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)

This report argues that Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries face a critical choice in their quest for higher private sector growth and more jobs: promote competition, equal opportunities for all entrepreneurs and dismantle existing privileges to specific firms or risk perpetuating the current equilibrium of low job creation. ... See More +

Other Urban Study 88879 JUN 01, 2014

Schiffbauer, Marc; Sy, Abdoulaye; Hussain, Sahar; Sahnoun, Hania; Keefer, Philip; Diwan, Ishac; Kadi, Dalia Al; Doemeland, Doerte; Rijkers, Bob Disclosed

Are you being served? : do more districts mean better service in Uganda? (English)

This is the third edition of the Uganda Economic Update series. The first part of this update provides a general overview on the state of Uganda's economy. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 88465 MAR 01, 2014

Dobronogov, Anton;Dobronogov,Anton; Keefer, Philip;Keefer,Philip E.; Morisset, Jacques;Morisset,Jacques; Ranaweera, Thilakaratna;Ranaweera,Thilakaratna; Sebudde, Rachel;Sebudde,Rachel K.; Wane, Waly;Wane,Waly; White, Roland;White,Roland Disclosed

Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries face a critical choice as they strive to generate greater private sector growth and more jobs: promote competition, provide equal opportunities for all entrepreneurs, and dismantle the current system of privileges for connected firms or risk perpetuating the current equilibrium of low job creation. ... See More +

Publication 92767 JAN 01, 2014

Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias; Sy,Abdoulaye; Hussain,Sahar Sajjad; Sahnoun,Hania; Keefer,Philip E. Arabic, French Disclosed

Intrinsic motivation, effort and the call to public service (English)

Pay schemes in the public sector aim to attract motivated, high-ability applicants. A nascent literature has found positive effects of higher pay on ability and no or slightly positive effects on motivation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6729 DEC 01, 2013

Banuri, Sheheryar; Keefer, Philip Disclosed

The organization of political parties and the politics of bureaucratic reform (English)

Bureaucratic reform is a priority of donor organizations, including the World Bank, but is notoriously difficult to implement. In many countries, politicians have little interest in the basic financial and personnel management systems that are essential to political oversight of bureaucratic performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6686 NOV 01, 2013

Cruz, Cesi; Keefer, Philip Disclosed

Political budget cycles and the organization of political parties (English)

This paper introduces a new explanation for political budget cycles: politicians have stronger incentives to increase spending around elections in the presence of younger political parties. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6654 OCT 01, 2013

Hanusch, Marek; Keefer, Philip Disclosed

Promises, promises : vote-buying and the electoral mobilization strategies of non-credible politicians (English)

Vote-buying is pervasive, but not everywhere. What explains significant variations across countries in the greater use of pre-electoral transfers to mobilize voters relative to the use of pre-electoral promises of post-electoral transfers? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6653 OCT 01, 2013

Hanusch, Marek; Keefer, Philip Disclosed

Organizing for prosperity : collective action, political parties and the political economy of development (English)

The ability of citizens to act collectively plays a central role in major debates in the political economy of development, including the causes and consequences of democratization and clientelism. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6583 AUG 01, 2013

Keefer, Philip Disclosed

Why follow the leader ? collective action, credible commitment and conflict (English)

Most analyses of conflict assume that conflicting groups act in a unitary fashion. This assumption is often violated: to reduce their risk of replacement, group leaders prevent both group members and soldiers from acting collectively, making it difficult for leaders to make credible commitments to them. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6179 AUG 01, 2012

Keefer, Philip Disclosed

Do informed citizens receive more...or pay more ? the impact of radio on the government distribution of public health benefits (English)

The government provision of free or subsidized bed nets to combat malaria in Benin allows the identification of new channels through which mass media affect public policy outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5952 JAN 01, 2012

Keefer, Philip; Khemani, Stuti Disclosed

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Encouraging Service Delivery to the Poor : Does Money Talk When Health Workers Are Pro-Poor ? (English)
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DEC 06, 2018 WPS8666 Policy Research Working Paper
Love the job... or the patient ? task vs. mission-based motivations in health care (English)
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FEB 13, 2018 WPS8338 Policy Research Working Paper
The government response to informed citizens : new evidence on media access and the distribution of public health benefits in Africa (English)
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AUG 06, 2015 129186 Journal Article
Pyramid capitalism : political connections, regulation, and firm productivity in Egypt (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7354 Policy Research Working Paper
Was Weber right ? the effects of pay for ability and pay for performance on pro-social motivation, ability and effort in the public sector (English)
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MAY 11, 2015 WPS7261 Policy Research Working Paper
Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (Arabic)
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JAN 01, 2015 92767 Publication English, French
Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa : Emplois ou privilèges : libérer le potentiel de création d’emplois au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord (French)
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JAN 01, 2015 92767 Publication English, Arabic
Party age and party color : new results on the political economy of redistribution and inequality (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7129 Policy Research Working Paper
Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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NOV 16, 2014 92870 Publication
Radio's impact on preferences for patronage benefits (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6932 Policy Research Working Paper
Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88879 Other Urban Study
Are you being served? : do more districts mean better service in Uganda? (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 88465 Economic Updates and Modeling
Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 92767 Publication Arabic, French
Intrinsic motivation, effort and the call to public service (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6729 Policy Research Working Paper
The organization of political parties and the politics of bureaucratic reform (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6686 Policy Research Working Paper
Political budget cycles and the organization of political parties (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6654 Policy Research Working Paper
Promises, promises : vote-buying and the electoral mobilization strategies of non-credible politicians (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2013 WPS6653 Policy Research Working Paper
Organizing for prosperity : collective action, political parties and the political economy of development (English)
See More +
AUG 01, 2013 WPS6583 Policy Research Working Paper
Why follow the leader ? collective action, credible commitment and conflict (English)
See More +
AUG 01, 2012 WPS6179 Policy Research Working Paper
Do informed citizens receive more...or pay more ? the impact of radio on the government distribution of public health benefits (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 WPS5952 Policy Research Working Paper