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Niger - Reform Management and Technical Assistance Project (English)

Ratings for the Reform Management and Technical Assistance (RMTA) Project for Niger were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was significant, Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4055 APR 26, 2017

Disclosed

Arithmetics and politics of domestic resource mobilization (English)

The 2015 United Nations resolution on Financing for Development stresses the importance of effective resource mobilization and use of domestic resources to pursue sustainable development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8029 APR 17, 2017

Bolch,Kimberly Blair; Ceriani,Lidia; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe Disclosed

Driving performance from the center : Malaysia’s experience with PEMANDU (English)

Many governments have introduced delivery units (DUs) to tackle pressing implementation challenges, deliver on key political priorities, and better respond to citizen needs. ... See More +

Working Paper 114270 APR 13, 2017

Disclosed

Residential electricity subsidies in Pakistan : targeting, welfare impacts, and options for reform (English)

This paper examines the economic and social implications of the current system of residential electricity subsidies in Pakistan, and assesses the potential to improve the system's outcomes through alternative targeting and program design. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7912 DEC 13, 2016

Walker,Thomas; Canpolat,Ezgi; Khan,Farah Khalid; Kryeziu,Adea Disclosed

The political economy of teacher management in decentralized Indonesia (English)

Indonesia faces serious challenges in the number, cost, quality, and distribution of teachers. This paper examines the role of political economy factors in producing these challenges and shaping efforts to resolve them. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7913 DEC 13, 2016

Rosser,Andrew; Fahmi,Mohamad Disclosed

Nigeria - Public Sector Governance Reform and Development Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Public Sector Governance Reform and Development Project for Nigeria is to improve transparency, accountability, and quality in public finance and human resource management systems, with a view to strengthen governance in the participating states. ... See More +

Project Paper RES24803 DEC 01, 2016

Benmessaoud,Rachid Disclosed

Samoa - Second Fiscal and Economic Reform Operation Project (English)

The development objectives of Second Fiscal and Economic Reform Operation Project for Samoa (i) to improve fiscal management in the areas of debt, procurement and revenue; (ii) to strengthen the payments system, tourism sector policy and private sector development opportunities as foundations for more robust economic growth over the medium term, and (iii) to strengthen the monitoring, reporting, and coordination of climate resilience activities in Samoa, as an important step toward increasing its resilience to the effects of climate change. ... See More +

Program Document 107125 AUG 16, 2016

Disclosed

State secretaries reform in Ukraine : attempt to delineate responsibilities between ministers and senior civil servants (English)

The relationship between politicians and senior officials has been on the reform agenda in many countries, often on the premise that balance between technical, nonpartisan appointments and ensuring the responsiveness of public servants to the policies of the current government could be improved (Matheson et al. 2007). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7702 JUN 16, 2016

Balabushko,Oleksii Disclosed

Concept Note for an IEG category one learning product on the use of political economy analysis in the design and implementation of development policy financing (English)

The learning product will look at World Bank’s experience in the use of political economy analysis (PEA) for development policy financing (DPF). ... See More +

Working Paper 104657 MAR 04, 2016

Disclosed

The political economy of direct dividend transfers in resource-rich countries : a theoretical consideration (English)

The acceleration of natural resource discoveries across many parts of the developing world has highlighted the urgent need for solutions to the mismanagement of windfalls that has blighted many countries over the past half-century. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7575 FEB 23, 2016

McGuirk,Eoin; Rajaram,Anand; Giugale,Marcelo Disclosed

Greying the budget : ageing and preferences over public policies (English)

This paper looks at how individual preferences for the allocation of government spending change along the life cycle. Using the Life in Transition Survey II for 34 countries in Europe and Central Asia, the study finds that older individuals are less likely to support a rise in government outlays on education and more likely to support increases in spending on pensions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7555 FEB 02, 2016

de Mello,Luiz; Schotte,Simone Raphaela; Tiongson,Erwin H. R.; Winkler,Hernan Jorge Disclosed

Africa research newsletter (3) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: regional studies program; conversations; summary of Africa regional studies; from Africa region chief economist; policy and social impact analysis; advisory services and analytics; economic sector work (ESW) delivered by global practice; ESW delivered by country; and upcoming events. ... See More +

Newsletter 103358 FEB 01, 2016

Evans,David Disclosed

Political economy of regional integration in sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Regional integration in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is crucial for its further economic development and, more importantly, its structural transformation away from agriculture towards higher value-added activities, such as manufacturing and services. ... See More +

Working Paper 103324 FEB 01, 2016

Waterman,Kehinde Vivian Disclosed

The pulse of public opinion : using Twitter data to analyze public perception of reform in El Salvador (English)

This study uses Twitter data to provide a more nuanced understanding of the public reaction to the 2011 reform to the propane gas subsidy in El Salvador. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7399 AUG 19, 2015

Seabold,Skipper; Rutherford,Alex; De Backer,Olivia; Coppola,Andrea Disclosed

Institutional change, political economy, and state capabilities : learning from Edo state, Nigeria (English)

This paper is one of a series aimed at deepening the World Bank’s capacity to follow through on commitments made in response to the World Development Report (WDR) 2011, which gave renewed prominence to the nexus between conflict, security, and development. ... See More +

Working Paper 97600 JUN 01, 2015

Bain,Katherine A.; Porter,Douglas John; Watts, Michael Disclosed

Making governance work for service delivery : a summary of sector and project level political economy work in Nigeria during FY15 (English)

Nigeria is a large, complex, and heterogeneous country that combines incredible dynamism and promise with serious governance challenges. For the last three years, the Nigeria country team at the World Bank met the challenge of supporting the Nigerian government by devising and piloting an innovative development approach. ... See More +

Working Paper 102161 JUN 01, 2015

Thomas,Melissa Disclosed

Pakistan - Second Fiscally Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Development Policy Credit Project (English)

The Second Fiscally Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Development Policy Credit (FSIG-II) Project for Pakistan will aim to achieve two broad objectives: fostering private and financial sector development to bolster economic growth, and mobilizing revenue while expanding fiscal space to priority social needs. ... See More +

Program Document 96376 MAY 21, 2015

Disclosed

How to make financial sector development strategies work : successes and failures - 5 key lessons learned (English)

A country's financial sector plays a critical role in economic development. Research confirms that countries with more developed financial sectors tend to enjoy a sustained period of growth. ... See More +

Brief 96910 MAY 01, 2015

Todoroki,Emiko; Strobbe,Francesco Disclosed

Macedonia monthly update (English)

This Macedonia monthly update newsletter includes the following headlines: (i) recent political developments; (ii) team visits and events; (iii) portfolio at glance; and (iv) lending pipeline. ... See More +

Newsletter 111967 MAY 01, 2015

Disclosed

Comoros - Second Economic Governance Reform Grant Project (English)

Program Information Document 95978 APR 21, 2015

Disclosed

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Niger - Reform Management and Technical Assistance Project (English)
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APR 26, 2017 ICR4055 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Arithmetics and politics of domestic resource mobilization (English)
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APR 17, 2017 WPS8029 Policy Research Working Paper
Driving performance from the center : Malaysia’s experience with PEMANDU (English)
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APR 13, 2017 114270 Working Paper
Residential electricity subsidies in Pakistan : targeting, welfare impacts, and options for reform (English)
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DEC 13, 2016 WPS7912 Policy Research Working Paper
The political economy of teacher management in decentralized Indonesia (English)
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DEC 13, 2016 WPS7913 Policy Research Working Paper
Nigeria - Public Sector Governance Reform and Development Project : restructuring (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 RES24803 Project Paper
Samoa - Second Fiscal and Economic Reform Operation Project (English)
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AUG 16, 2016 107125 Program Document
State secretaries reform in Ukraine : attempt to delineate responsibilities between ministers and senior civil servants (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 WPS7702 Policy Research Working Paper
Concept Note for an IEG category one learning product on the use of political economy analysis in the design and implementation of development policy financing (English)
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MAR 04, 2016 104657 Working Paper
The political economy of direct dividend transfers in resource-rich countries : a theoretical consideration (English)
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FEB 23, 2016 WPS7575 Policy Research Working Paper
Greying the budget : ageing and preferences over public policies (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7555 Policy Research Working Paper
Africa research newsletter (3) (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103358 Newsletter
Political economy of regional integration in sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103324 Working Paper
The pulse of public opinion : using Twitter data to analyze public perception of reform in El Salvador (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 WPS7399 Policy Research Working Paper
Institutional change, political economy, and state capabilities : learning from Edo state, Nigeria (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97600 Working Paper
Making governance work for service delivery : a summary of sector and project level political economy work in Nigeria during FY15 (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 102161 Working Paper
Pakistan - Second Fiscally Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Development Policy Credit Project (English)
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MAY 21, 2015 96376 Program Document
How to make financial sector development strategies work : successes and failures - 5 key lessons learned (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96910 Brief
Macedonia monthly update (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 111967 Newsletter
Comoros - Second Economic Governance Reform Grant Project (English)
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APR 21, 2015 95978 Program Information Document