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Mobilizing rural institutions : a comparative study of rural institutions for improving governance and development - Afghanistan, Ethiopia, India, Vietnam, and Yemen (English)

This report analyzes local institutions and the role of institutional networks in shaping governance and livelihoods outcomes in rural locations in five areas that face significant governance challenges: Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Orissa (in India), Vietnam, and Yemen. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 51410 APR 01, 2009

Agrawal, Arun; Perrin, Nicolas Disclosed

Local government discretion and accountability : a diagnostic framework for local governance (English)

This paper presents a conceptual framework to better analyze the factors that improve local governance. Central to the framework are the following arguments: 1) decentralization reforms grant local governments new powers and responsibilities in three dimensions: political, administrative, and fiscal. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 46552 JUL 01, 2008

Yilmaz, Serdar; Beris, Yakup; Serrano-Berthet, Rodrigo; Disclosed

Electoral institutions and local government accountability : a literature review (English)

In studies of decentralized governance in the developing world, electoral institutions have largely been overlooked as explanatory factors for the performance of local governments. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 44849 JUL 01, 2008

Packel, Daniel Disclosed

Systems of capture : reassessing the threat of local elites (English)

This paper draws on a qualitative panel study of village politics in ten rural localities in Andhra Pradesh in order to examine the changes in configurations of local elites across two local elections. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 43069 DEC 01, 2007

Powis , Benjamin Disclosed

Operationalizing social accountability in policy-based lending : lessons learned from emerging experience (English)

This study provides an overview of how World Bank-financed policy-based loans (both structural adjustment loans and Development Policy Lending's) (DPLs) have supported social accountability approaches in policy reforms and extracts lessons learned from this emerging experience. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 43068 SEP 01, 2007

Leander , Annika Silva ; Reuben , William Disclosed

Operationalizing social accountability in policy-based lending : lessons learned from emerging experience (English)

This study provides an overview of how World Bank-financed policy-based loans (both structural adjustment loans and Development Policy Lending's) (DPLs) have supported social accountability approaches in policy reforms and extracts lessons learned from this emerging experience. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 43067 AUG 01, 2007

Leander , Annika Silva ; Reuben , William Disclosed

Do traditional axes of exclusion affect labor market outcomes in India? (English)

In India, caste and gender have historically been the two axes of stratification responsible for the major inequalities in access - in as diverse areas as education, health, technology, and jobs. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 36963 JUN 01, 2006

Das, Maitreyi Bordia Disclosed

Making primary education work for India's rural poor : a proposal for effective decentralization (English)

Are the requirements for effective learning in place in the rural Indian setting today? The answer is an unequivocal no. Looking at any metric of educational effectiveness, the picture suggests that these requirements are not in place and quality of government schooling is low. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 36965 JUN 01, 2006

Pritchett, Lant; Pande,Varad Disclosed

Bottom's up: to the role of Panchayati Raj Institutions in health and health services (English)

India is currently witness to two trends that have the potential to significantly improve the health of its people. The first is the growing recognition that the system of public delivery of health services is in crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 36964 JUN 01, 2006

Hammer, Jeffrey; Aiyar, Yamini; Samji, Salimah Disclosed

Environmental impact assessment regulations and strategic environmental assessment requirements : practices and lessons in East and Southeast Asia (English)

This report on environmental impact assessment regulations and strategic environmental assessment requirements has been prepared mainly through desk study reviews of the current state of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in East and Southeast Asia, and is intended as a baseline study from which further analytical and advisory work will follow. ... See More +

Brief 40873 APR 01, 2006

Disclosed

Strategic environmental assessments: capacity building in conflict-affected countries (English)

The purpose of an Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in conflict-affected countries should be first and foremost to help preventing natural resources from becoming a source for further conflict in the future. ... See More +

Brief 34989 DEC 01, 2005

Verheem, Rob; Post, Reinoud; Switzer, Jason; Klem, Bart Disclosed

Consolidating Indonesia's democracy: conflict, institutions and the local in the 2004 legislative elections (English)

The study's most significant finding was the pivotal role local actors and institutions played in preventing and managing conflict. While national agencies provided important policy guidelines, the success of conflict reduction measures depended on local knowledge, ownership and implementation at the regional levels of state institutions, the quality of cross-institutional coordination and cooperation, and the role of other local actors. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34990 DEC 01, 2005

Barron, Patrick; Nathan, Melina; Welsh, Bridget Disclosed

Demand-driven approaches to livelihood support in post-war contexts (English)

In exploring potential applications of demand-driven, community-led approaches to livelihood support in post-war contexts, the study is based on the premise that demand-driven methods may be uniquely suited to meeting challenges to livelihood support, and economic revitalization posed by post-war environments. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33922 OCT 01, 2005

Goovaerts, Piet; Gasser, Martin; Belman Inbal, Aliza Disclosed

Survey of the German language literature on conflict (English)

This survey identifies German-language theoretical frameworks, concepts and findings in the study of conflict. It follows a very broad approach with regard to phases, levels, causes of conflict and overlap with related areas. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34319 OCT 01, 2005

Muller, Barbara Disclosed

Going, going, gone --- the illegal trade in wildlife in East and Southeast Asia (English)

In the last five years, the World Bank has approved nearly 50 projects directly or indirectly related to biodiversity conservation in East and Southeast Asia, accounting for some $310 million of Bank financing. ... See More +

Working Paper 33467 JUL 01, 2005

Disclosed

Young men and the construction of masculinity in Sub-Saharan Africa : implications for HIV/AIDS, conflict, and violence (English)

The authors carried out an extensive literature review, identified promising programs applying a gender perspective to work with young men, carried out 50 informant interviews with staff working with young men in Botswana, Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda, and 23 focus group discussions and interviews with young men in Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda. ... See More +

Brief 32712 JUN 01, 2005

Barker, Gary; Ricardo, Christine Disclosed

Conflict-sensitive development assistance : the case of Burundi (English)

This paper draws on four initiatives. The first is a collaborative effort between the Bank and the Permanent Secretariat for Economic and Social Reforms of the Government of Burundi on the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP), identifying ways the consultation process and the PRSP itself can address structural causes of the conflict and contribute to the consolidation of peace (2004). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33592 JUN 01, 2005

Brachet, Juana; Wolpe, Howard French Disclosed

Conflict-sensitive development assistance : the case of Burundi : Developpement et consolidation de la paix : le cas du Burundi (French)

This paper draws on four initiatives. The first is a collaborative effort between the Bank and the Permanent Secretariat for Economic and Social Reforms of the Government of Burundi on the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP), identifying ways the consultation process and the PRSP itself can address structural causes of the conflict and contribute to the consolidation of peace (2004). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33592 JUN 01, 2005

Brachet, Juana; Wolpe, Howard English Disclosed

Counting conflicts - using newspaper reports to understand violence in Indonesia (English)

In this paper, the authors outline an attempt to use local newspaper monitoring to measure the levels, and impacts of violent conflict from 2001-2003 in two Indonesian provinces (East Java and NTT), and to assess variation in incidence, impact, and form across and within areas. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32409 MAY 01, 2005

Barron, Patrick; Sharpe, Joanne Disclosed

The Mindanao conflict in the Philippines : roots, costs, and potential peace dividend (English)

This paper summarizes the roots and status of the conflict in Mindanao, a large island with a current population of about 18 million -the second oldest internal conflict in the world- briefly examines the social costs, estimates the direct economic costs, lists the indirect costs and the dynamic advantages from cessation of the conflicts, and suggests certain key criteria for lasting resolution of the conflict. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 31822 FEB 01, 2005

Schiavo-Campo, Salvatore; Judd, Mary

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Mobilizing rural institutions : a comparative study of rural institutions for improving governance and development - Afghanistan, Ethiopia, India, Vietnam, and Yemen (English)
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APR 01, 2009 51410 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Local government discretion and accountability : a diagnostic framework for local governance (English)
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JUL 01, 2008 46552 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Electoral institutions and local government accountability : a literature review (English)
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JUL 01, 2008 44849 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Systems of capture : reassessing the threat of local elites (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 43069 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Operationalizing social accountability in policy-based lending : lessons learned from emerging experience (English)
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SEP 01, 2007 43068 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Operationalizing social accountability in policy-based lending : lessons learned from emerging experience (English)
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AUG 01, 2007 43067 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Do traditional axes of exclusion affect labor market outcomes in India? (English)
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JUN 01, 2006 36963 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Making primary education work for India's rural poor : a proposal for effective decentralization (English)
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JUN 01, 2006 36965 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Bottom's up: to the role of Panchayati Raj Institutions in health and health services (English)
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JUN 01, 2006 36964 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Environmental impact assessment regulations and strategic environmental assessment requirements : practices and lessons in East and Southeast Asia (English)
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APR 01, 2006 40873 Brief
Strategic environmental assessments: capacity building in conflict-affected countries (English)
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DEC 01, 2005 34989 Brief
Consolidating Indonesia's democracy: conflict, institutions and the local in the 2004 legislative elections (English)
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DEC 01, 2005 34990 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Demand-driven approaches to livelihood support in post-war contexts (English)
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OCT 01, 2005 33922 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Survey of the German language literature on conflict (English)
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OCT 01, 2005 34319 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Going, going, gone --- the illegal trade in wildlife in East and Southeast Asia (English)
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JUL 01, 2005 33467 Working Paper
Young men and the construction of masculinity in Sub-Saharan Africa : implications for HIV/AIDS, conflict, and violence (English)
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JUN 01, 2005 32712 Brief
Conflict-sensitive development assistance : the case of Burundi (English)
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JUN 01, 2005 33592 Working Paper (Numbered Series) French
Conflict-sensitive development assistance : the case of Burundi : Developpement et consolidation de la paix : le cas du Burundi (French)
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JUN 01, 2005 33592 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Counting conflicts - using newspaper reports to understand violence in Indonesia (English)
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MAY 01, 2005 32409 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The Mindanao conflict in the Philippines : roots, costs, and potential peace dividend (English)
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FEB 01, 2005 31822 Working Paper (Numbered Series)