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If politics is the problem, how can external actors be part of the solution ? (English)

Despite a large body of research and evidence on the policies and institutions needed to generate growth and reduce poverty, many governments fail to adopt these policies or establish the institutions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7761 JUL 25, 2016

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Khemani,Stuti Disclosed

Making politics work for development : harnessing transparency and citizen engagement (English)

Too often, government leaders fail to adopt and implement policies that they know are necessary for sustained economic development. They are encumbered by adverse political incentives, which prevent them from selecting good policies, and they run the risk of losing office should they try to do the right thing. ... See More +

Publication 106337 JAN 01, 2016

Khemani,Stuti; Dal Bó, Ernesto; Ferraz,Claudio; Finan,Frederico Shimizu; Stephenson Johnson,Corinne Louise; Odugbemi,Adesinaola Michael; Thapa,Dikshya; Abrahams,Scott David Disclosed

Evaluation of the Infrastructure Development Collaboration Partnership Fund (DevCo), a Private Infrastructure Development Group Facility (PIDG) (English)

The Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) engaged Castalia and Dr. Dieter Falk to evaluate one of its facilities: the Infrastructure Development Collaboration Partnership Fund (DevCo). ... See More +

Working Paper 116562 JUN 30, 2014

Donchev,Dilyan Disclosed

Can civil society overcome government failure in Africa? (English)

Government failures are widespread in Africa. Symptoms include absentee teachers, leakage of public funds, monopolized trucking, and employment-restricting regulations. ... See More +

Journal Article 112508 OCT 10, 2013

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Khemani,Stuti; Walton,Michael Disclosed

Knowledge Change Program (KCP) perspectives : putting knowledge to work (vol. 2, no. 2) (English)

This newsletter is about Knowledge Change Program (KCP) funded projects that has contributed to some policy reforms and changes in countries and has been a catalyst for development. ... See More +

Newsletter 114261 APR 01, 2013

Disclosed

Localizing development : does participation work? (English)

This new research report analyzes community development and decentralization projects, shows that such projects often fail to be sensitive to complex contexts, including social, political, historical and geographical realities, and fall short in terms of monitoring and evaluation systems, which hampers learning. ... See More +

Publication 73762 NOV 15, 2012

Mansuri, Ghazala; Rao, Vijayendra Disclosed

Bank governance (English)

Principles of good governance have been a major component of international financial standards and are seen as essential to the stability and integrity of financial systems. ... See More +

Brief 53771 MAR 01, 2010

Ard, Laura; Berg, Alexander Disclosed

Public-private partnership units : lessons for their design and use in infrastructure (English)

This report originated as part of a joint initiative between the Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) and the East Asia and Pacific Sustainable Development Department of the World Bank. ... See More +

Working Paper 43139 OCT 01, 2007

Disclosed

Designing and using public-private partnership units in infrastructure : Lessons from case studies around the world (English)

This note contends that public-private partnership (PPP) units for facilitating and managing infrastructure investments have existed for years in many developed countries. ... See More +

Brief 41702 SEP 01, 2007

Hankinson,Denzel J.; Sanghi,Apurva; Sundakov,Alexander Disclosed

Local governance in industrial countries (English)

Local government refers to specific institutions or entities created by national constitutions (Brazil, Denmark, France, India, Italy, Japan, Sweden), by state constitutions (Australia, the United States), by ordinary legislation of a higher level of central government (New Zealand, the United Kingdom, most countries), by provincial or state legislation (Canada, Pakistan), or by executive order (China) to deliver a range of specified services to a relatively small geographically delineated area. ... See More +

Publication 36809 JAN 01, 2006

Shah, Anwar Russian Disclosed

Anti-corruption policies and programs : a framework for evaluation (English)

The anti-corruption strategy the World Bank announced in September 1997 defined corruption as the "use of public office for private gain" and called for the Bank to address corruption along four dimensions: 1) Preventing fraud and corruption in Bank projects; 2) Helping countries that request Bank assistance for fighting corruption; 3) Mainstreaming a concern about corruption in Bank work; and 4) Lending active support to international efforts to address corruption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2501 DEC 31, 2000

Huther, Jeff; Shah, Anwar

World Bank support for industrialization in Korea, India, and Indonesia (English)

The Bank's approach to industrialization has changed over time. Through the 1950s and much of the 1960s, the Bank took for granted industrialization strategies based on import substitution. ... See More +

Publication 10651 MAY 31, 1992

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If politics is the problem, how can external actors be part of the solution ? (English)
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JUL 25, 2016 WPS7761 Policy Research Working Paper
Making politics work for development : harnessing transparency and citizen engagement (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2016 106337 Publication
Evaluation of the Infrastructure Development Collaboration Partnership Fund (DevCo), a Private Infrastructure Development Group Facility (PIDG) (English)
See More +
JUN 30, 2014 116562 Working Paper
Can civil society overcome government failure in Africa? (English)
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OCT 10, 2013 112508 Journal Article
Knowledge Change Program (KCP) perspectives : putting knowledge to work (vol. 2, no. 2) (English)
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APR 01, 2013 114261 Newsletter
Localizing development : does participation work? (English)
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NOV 15, 2012 73762 Publication
Bank governance (English)
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MAR 01, 2010 53771 Brief
Public-private partnership units : lessons for their design and use in infrastructure (English)
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OCT 01, 2007 43139 Working Paper
Designing and using public-private partnership units in infrastructure : Lessons from case studies around the world (English)
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SEP 01, 2007 41702 Brief
Local governance in industrial countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2006 36809 Publication Russian
Anti-corruption policies and programs : a framework for evaluation (English)
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DEC 31, 2000 WPS2501 Policy Research Working Paper
World Bank support for industrialization in Korea, India, and Indonesia (English)
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MAY 31, 1992 10651 Publication