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Public Procurement and the Private Business Sector : Evidence from Firm-Level Data (English)

The quality of the public procurement system of an economy can have far-reaching effects on the private sector. This paper empirically explores several of these effects using two rich data sets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8575 SEP 05, 2018

Ghossein,Tania; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Saliola,Federica Disclosed

Procuring infrastructure public-private partnerships report 2018 (English)

Governments around the world have turned to public-private partnerships (PPPs) to design, finance, build, and operate infrastructure projects. Government capabilities to prepare, procure, and manage such projects are important to ensure that the expected efficiency gains are achieved. ... See More +

Working Paper 125085 JAN 01, 2018

Ghossein,Tania; Ruiz Nunez,Fernanda Disclosed

Twelfth multinational judicial colloquium UNCITRAL-INSOL-World Bank (English)

The twelfth joint United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)-International Insolvency Law Colloquium (INSOL)-World Bank Multinational Judicial Colloquium was held in Sydney on 18 and 19 March 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 115688 MAR 19, 2017

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World development report 2017 : legal reforms and economic performance : revisiting the evidence (English)

This paper investigates whether legal reforms intended to create a market-friendly regulatory business environment have a positive impact on economic and financial outcomes. ... See More +

World Development Report 112947 JAN 01, 2017

Oto-Peralías,Daniel; Romero-Ávila,Diego Disclosed

Report on recommended PPP contractual provisions (English)

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are now being used in many countries to develop infrastructure projects. The complexity and sophistication of PPP transactions, and the fact that they are often heavily negotiated to reflect the characteristics of a given infrastructure project, frequently means that considerable time and expense is involved in preparing and finalizing PPP contracts. ... See More +

Working Paper 102910 JAN 01, 2015

Grandguillaume, Victor; Crothers,John D.; Paul,Christina Jutta; Littot, Barthelemy Disclosed

Trade facilitation and country size (English)

It is argued that compared with large countries, small countries rely more on trade and therefore they are more likely to adopt liberal trading policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6692 NOV 01, 2013

Amin, Mohammad; Haidar, Jamal Ibrahim Disclosed

Jamaica - Inner City Basic Services for the Poor Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 3) : Abbreviated land acquisition and resettlement plan for ARP Knollis road (English)

This Land Acquisition and Resettlement Policy Framework will apply to all Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) community projects including the World Bank assisted Inner City Basic Services for the Poor Project (P091299). ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP395 OCT 22, 2013

Disclosed

Women's legal rights over 50 years : progress, stagnation or regression ? (English)

Using a newly compiled database of women's property rights and legal capacity covering 100 countries over 50 years, this paper analyzes the triggers and barriers to reform. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6616 SEP 01, 2013

Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Hasan, Tazeen; Rusu, Anca Bogdana Disclosed

Malaysia - Court backlog and delay reduction program : a progress report (English)

This study reviews the initial results of efforts by the Federal Court of Malaysia to improve judicial performance, especially in the areas of backlog and delay reduction. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 63263 AUG 01, 2011

Disclosed

Redressing grievances and complaints regarding basic service delivery (English)

Redress procedures are important for basic fairness. In addition, they can help address principal-agent problems in the implementation of social policies and provide information to policy makers regarding policy design. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5699 JUN 01, 2011

Gauri, Varun Disclosed

Agreement for Grant TF091620 Conformed (English)

Grant or Trust Fund Agreement APR 28, 2011

Mpundu,Marjorie Disclosed

Amendment No. 3 to Financing Agreement for Grant H293-MW Conformed (English)

Agreement APR 28, 2011

Mpundu,Marjorie Disclosed

Amendment to the Administration Agreement with EC to TF070797 Conformed (English)

Agreement JAN 12, 2011

Mpundu,Marjorie Disclosed

Comparative study on expert witnesses in court proceedings (English)

The Turkish Ministry of Justice has identified the existing system of expert witnesses as an obstacle to the efficiency and effectiveness of the judicial services. ... See More +

Legal and Judicial Sector Assessment 62832 JUN 30, 2010

Disclosed

Ghana - Second Urban Environmental Sanitation Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : Resettlement action plan (English)

The Second Urban Environmental Sanitation Project will include: (i) the realignment, dredging, and lining of a total of 21.2 km of secondary drains, (ii) a small amount of tertiary drains, and (iii) erosion control measures. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP197 DEC 31, 2009

Disclosed

Consumer protection insurance (English)

Each year the global economy adds an estimated 150 million new consumers of financial services. Most are in developing countries, where consumer protection and financial literacy are still in their infancy. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 62505 AUG 01, 2009

Lester, Rodney Disclosed

Eighth joint multinational judicial colloquium : UNCITRAL/INSOL/World Bank (English)

The eighth joint UNCITRAL/INSOL/World Bank multinational judicial colloquium was held in Vancouver, Canada on 20-21 June 2009. Over 80 judges and government officials attended from some 40 states, representing a broad range of practical experience and perspectives, particularly with respect to cross-border insolvency, from diverse legal systems. ... See More +

Law and Justice Study 70463 JUN 21, 2009

Disclosed

Do international treaties promote development ? the convention on the rights of the child and basic immunization (English)

Little evidence is available on whether changing global rules so as to promote human rights can enhance development outcomes. The Convention on the Rights of the Child was almost universally ratified by the mid-1990s, but it is unclear whether treaty ratification was associated with better or wider protection of children’s rights. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4964 JUN 01, 2009

Gauri, Varun Disclosed

Democracy and reforms (English)

The authors use a sample of 147 countries to investigate the link between democracy and reforms. Democracy may be conducive to reforms, because politicians have the incentive to embrace growth-enhancing reforms to win elections. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4835 FEB 01, 2009

Amin, Mohammad; Djankov, Simeon Disclosed

Democracy and reforms (English)

The authors use a sample of 147 countries to investigate the link between democracy and reforms. Democracy may be conducive to reform, because politicians have the incentive to embrace growth-enhancing reforms to win elections. ... See More +

Working Paper 47237 JAN 01, 2009

Amin, Mohammad; Djankov, Simeon Disclosed

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Public Procurement and the Private Business Sector : Evidence from Firm-Level Data (English)
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SEP 05, 2018 WPS8575 Policy Research Working Paper
Procuring infrastructure public-private partnerships report 2018 (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 125085 Working Paper
Twelfth multinational judicial colloquium UNCITRAL-INSOL-World Bank (English)
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MAR 19, 2017 115688 Working Paper
World development report 2017 : legal reforms and economic performance : revisiting the evidence (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112947 World Development Report
Report on recommended PPP contractual provisions (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 102910 Working Paper
Trade facilitation and country size (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6692 Policy Research Working Paper
Jamaica - Inner City Basic Services for the Poor Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 3) : Abbreviated land acquisition and resettlement plan for ARP Knollis road (English)
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OCT 22, 2013 RP395 Resettlement Plan
Women's legal rights over 50 years : progress, stagnation or regression ? (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6616 Policy Research Working Paper
Malaysia - Court backlog and delay reduction program : a progress report (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 63263 Other Poverty Study
Redressing grievances and complaints regarding basic service delivery (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 WPS5699 Policy Research Working Paper
Agreement for Grant TF091620 Conformed (English)
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APR 28, 2011 Grant or Trust Fund Agreement
Amendment No. 3 to Financing Agreement for Grant H293-MW Conformed (English)
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APR 28, 2011 Agreement
Amendment to the Administration Agreement with EC to TF070797 Conformed (English)
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JAN 12, 2011 Agreement
Comparative study on expert witnesses in court proceedings (English)
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JUN 30, 2010 62832 Legal and Judicial Sector Assessment
Ghana - Second Urban Environmental Sanitation Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : Resettlement action plan (English)
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DEC 31, 2009 RP197 Resettlement Plan
Consumer protection insurance (English)
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AUG 01, 2009 62505 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Eighth joint multinational judicial colloquium : UNCITRAL/INSOL/World Bank (English)
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JUN 21, 2009 70463 Law and Justice Study
Do international treaties promote development ? the convention on the rights of the child and basic immunization (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 WPS4964 Policy Research Working Paper
Democracy and reforms (English)
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FEB 01, 2009 WPS4835 Policy Research Working Paper
Democracy and reforms (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 47237 Working Paper