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Building monitoring and evaluation capacity in the Republic of Yemen (English)

This note disseminates key lessons learned from the World Bank financed project in the Republic of Yemen, monitoring and evaluation of the poverty reduction strategy paper and reform programs, which established and operationalized a poverty reduction strategy monitoring unit. ... See More +

Brief 76976 MAR 01, 2013

Ivins, Ingrid; Hwang, Helena

Using M&E to support performance based planning and budgeting in Indonesia (English)

Since 2000, there has been growing interest in reforming Indonesia’s budgeting systems to promote a more performance-orientated process. Indonesia is in the initial stages of this reform. ... See More +

Brief 76064 NOV 01, 2012

Ahern, Mark; Gueorguieva, Anna I.; Beard, Victoria A.; Sri Handini, Retno

Establishing a national M&E system in South Africa (English)

South Africa has a number of actors with legal or constitutional mandates for monitoring and evaluation (M&E). There has been a major shift in emphasis concerning M&E since 2009, partially stimulated by a political need to improve service delivery, but also from the extensive exposure of both technocrats and political leadership to international experiences. ... See More +

Brief 76063 SEP 01, 2012

Gasa, Nolwazi; Engela, Ronette; Goldman, Ian; Mohamed, Hassen; Phillips, Sean; Akhalwaya, Ismail; Leon, Bernadette

Performance, monitoring, and evaluation in China (English)

Amidst all the hoopla about China's rise, it is useful to remember that China is a developing country whose transition to a market economy is not yet complete, with institution building still underway. ... See More +

Brief 76065 SEP 01, 2012

Wong, Christine

Performance-informed budgeting in the U.S. National Government : an evolutionary approach and a work in progress (English)

The United States, at the national level of government, has been trying to identify stronger links between performance and funding for at least 50 years. ... See More +

Brief 71409 JUL 01, 2012

Joyce, Philip G.

The fiscal management of natural resource revenues in a developing country setting (English)

The exhaustibility and volatility of natural resource revenues pose well-known economic challenges, of which those facing oil producers are the most prominent. ... See More +

Brief 73245 APR 01, 2012

Eckardt, Sebastian; Sarsenov, Ilyas; Thomas, Mark Roland

Measuring national income and growth in resource-rich, income-poor countries (English)

In the decade leading to the recent commodity boom, which peaked in 2007-08, several resource-rich, low-income countries displayed high rates of gross domestic product (GDP) growth while social indicators did not improve significantly. ... See More +

Brief 56670 AUG 01, 2010

Hamilton, Kirk; Ley, Eduardo

Can carbon labeling be development friendly? (English)

Carbon accounting and labeling for products are new instruments of supply chain management that may affect developing country export opportunities. ... See More +

Brief 56669 JUL 01, 2010

Edwards-Jones, Gareth; Brenton, Paul; Jensen, Michael F.

Salient issues in income and asset disclosure systems : lessons learned from the field in preventing conflict of interest and combating illicit enrichment (English)

Asset disclosure (AD) systems also referred to as financial disclosure or asset declarations can play two important roles within broader anticorruption efforts prevention and enforcement. ... See More +

Brief 56667 JUN 01, 2010

Kwapinski, Modest; Barnes, Dan; Trapnell, Stephanie; Burdescu, Ruxandra; Berger, Tammar; Reid, Gary

The increasing importance of developing countries in trade in services (English)

Services play a broad and strategic role in the economy. The new focus in services arises because they have become increasingly tradable, allowing for the emergence of new and improved export activities. ... See More +

Brief 56668 JUN 01, 2010

Saez, Sebastian

Natural resources and development strategy after the crisis (English)

Recent events have rekindled interest in the role of primary commodities in development. Was the boom in commodity prices from around 2003 through 2008 just a cyclical event, or does it suggests that prices have entered on a period of secular strength, driven by factors such as demand in big, fast growing developing countries like China? ... See More +

Brief 52822 JAN 01, 2010

Brahmbhatt, Milan; Canuto, Otaviano;

Leveling or mining the playing field? Implementation problems of carbon-motivated border adjustment taxes (English)

Climate change policies and trade policy are on a collision course. Border tax adjustments are at the center of the debate and are being considered in many Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, notably the United States and the European Union (EU). ... See More +

Brief 52821 DEC 01, 2009

Jensen, Michael Friis;

Implementing public expenditure tracking surveys for results : lessons from a decade of global experience (English)

Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys (PETS) can serve as a powerful tool to inform prevailing public financial management (PFM) practices and the extent to which government budgets link to execution and desired service delivery objectives and beneficiaries. ... See More +

Brief 52820 NOV 01, 2009

Voorbraak, Doris; Kaiser, Kai; Gurkan, Asli

The pattern of antidumping and other types of contingent protection (English)

Many of the major economies in the multilateral, rules-based trading system find themselves in a situation in which their applied tariff rates are quite close to the tariff binding levels that form their legal commitments at the World Trade Organization (WTO). ... See More +

Brief 51635 OCT 01, 2009

Bown, Chad P

Gender, entry regulations, and small firm informality : what do the micro data tell us? (English)

Informality is pervasive in many developing countries, where the majority of businesses do not register. One view, linked strongly with Hernando de Soto and the International Finance Corporations (IFC's) doing business project, is that the informal sector consists of potential entrepreneurs who remain small as the administrative and financial costs of becoming formal prevent firms from formalizing, but that formalization is needed to obtain access to finance, and have the incentive to grow without fear of government inspectors. ... See More +

Brief 51632 SEP 01, 2009

McKenzie, David

Breaking into new markets, raising quality, and improving services : neglected avenues for export diversification (English)

Expanding international trade is an important avenue for growth and development in low-income countries. In addition to increasing the quantity of existing export flows, many countries seek to diversify into production and export activities that provide a higher return to the labor and capital resources employed. ... See More +

Brief 51634 SEP 01, 2009

Walkenhorst, Peter; Brenton, Paul

The global financial crisis : comparisons with the great depression and scenarios for recovery (English)

A recent paper has highlighted some close correspondences between economic performance during the present world recession and that during the early months of the great depression that began in late 1929. ... See More +

Brief 51631 AUG 01, 2009

Brahmbhatt, Milan; Da Silva, Luiz Pereira;

Trade-related policy responses to the crisis : a stock taking (English)

The world is facing the most severe global economic crisis since the great depression of the 1930s. For the first time since World War two, World Bank projections for annual economic growth show that world gross domestic product (GDP) will decline 2.9 percent in 2009 and growth in developing countries will fall to 1.2 percent from 5.9 percent in 2008. ... See More +

Brief 51629 JUL 01, 2009

Hoekman, Bernard; Cattaneo, Olivier; Evenett, Simon

Managing trade policy during the economic crisis (English)

The global economic crisis has triggered rapid responses by governments worldwide to counteract its domestic effects, through fiscal stimulus packages, expansionary monetary policies, and financial bailouts. ... See More +

Brief 51630 JUL 01, 2009

Saez, Sebastian;

Taxing consumption (English)

Domestic consumption in most countries is taxed through general sales taxes, excise taxes on specific commodities, and a variety of miscellaneous taxes on such services as hotels and transfers of property. ... See More +

Brief 51626 JUN 01, 2009

Bird, Richard M.

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Building monitoring and evaluation capacity in the Republic of Yemen (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 76976 Brief
Using M&E to support performance based planning and budgeting in Indonesia (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 76064 Brief
Establishing a national M&E system in South Africa (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 76063 Brief
Performance, monitoring, and evaluation in China (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 76065 Brief
Performance-informed budgeting in the U.S. National Government : an evolutionary approach and a work in progress (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 71409 Brief
The fiscal management of natural resource revenues in a developing country setting (English)
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APR 01, 2012 73245 Brief
Measuring national income and growth in resource-rich, income-poor countries (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 56670 Brief
Can carbon labeling be development friendly? (English)
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JUL 01, 2010 56669 Brief
Salient issues in income and asset disclosure systems : lessons learned from the field in preventing conflict of interest and combating illicit enrichment (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 56667 Brief
The increasing importance of developing countries in trade in services (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 56668 Brief
Natural resources and development strategy after the crisis (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 52822 Brief
Leveling or mining the playing field? Implementation problems of carbon-motivated border adjustment taxes (English)
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DEC 01, 2009 52821 Brief
Implementing public expenditure tracking surveys for results : lessons from a decade of global experience (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 52820 Brief
The pattern of antidumping and other types of contingent protection (English)
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OCT 01, 2009 51635 Brief
Gender, entry regulations, and small firm informality : what do the micro data tell us? (English)
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SEP 01, 2009 51632 Brief
Breaking into new markets, raising quality, and improving services : neglected avenues for export diversification (English)
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SEP 01, 2009 51634 Brief
The global financial crisis : comparisons with the great depression and scenarios for recovery (English)
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AUG 01, 2009 51631 Brief
Trade-related policy responses to the crisis : a stock taking (English)
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JUL 01, 2009 51629 Brief
Managing trade policy during the economic crisis (English)
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JUL 01, 2009 51630 Brief
Taxing consumption (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 51626 Brief