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Does e-government improve government capacity ? evidence from tax administration and public procurement (English)

Using a cross-country data set on e-government systems, this paper analyzes whether e-filing of taxes and e-procurement adoption improves the capacity of governments to raise and spend resources through the lowering of tax compliance costs, improvement of public procurement competitiveness, and reduction of corruption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7657 APR 28, 2016

Kochanova,Anna; Hasnain,Zahid; Larson,Bradley Robert Disclosed

Markets and manipulation : time for a paradigm shift ? (English)

There is a growing appreciation in economics that people have emotional vulnerabilities, commitments to social norms, and systematic irrationalities, which impact their decision making and choice in the marketplace. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7653 APR 27, 2016

Basu,Kaushik Disclosed

World development indicators 2016 (English)

World Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank’s premier compilation of cross-country comparable data on development. The database contains more than 1,300 time series indicators for 214 economies and more than 30 country groups, with data for many indicators going back morethan 50 years. ... See More +

Working Paper 105051 APR 27, 2016

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The GATT's starting point : tariff levels circa 1947 (English)

How high were import tariffs when GATT participants began negotiations to reduce them in 1947? Establishing this starting point is key to determining how successful the GATT has been in bringing down trade barriers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7649 APR 26, 2016

Bown,Chad P.; Irwin,Douglas A. Disclosed

World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)

This report contains the World Bank Group Boards' calendar for the period of April 2016 to June 2016, specifying the Boards' engagements, such as meetings and briefings. ... See More +

Board Report 104996 APR 21, 2016

Disclosed

Identifying gazelles : expert panels vs. surveys as a means to identify firms with rapid growth potential (English)

A business plan competition is conducted to test whether survey instruments or panel judges are able to identify the fastest growing firms. Participants submitted six- to eight-page business plans and defended them before a three- or four-judge panel. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7647 APR 20, 2016

Fafchamps,Marcel; Woodruff,Christopher M. Disclosed

Greenhouse gas data management : building systems for corporate and facility-level reporting (English)

The guidance provided in this document is not intended to be applied identically in all jurisdictions; instead, it provides an overview of all significant decision points and allows regulators and program administrators to select the information and steps that are most relevant to their specific circumstances and objectives. ... See More +

Publication 104986 APR 19, 2016

Rosenheim, David; Carr,James Alexander; Jorns, Jenna; Hedger, Toby Mandel; Harris,Deborah J.; Boland, Claire; Andrews, Sabrina; Pelt, Marian Van Disclosed

The platform for collaboration on tax : concept note (English)

Strengthening tax systems - policy and administration - has emerged as a key development priority, being a core part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) framework and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. ... See More +

Working Paper 104902 APR 19, 2016

Disclosed

Investing in nutrition : the foundation for development – an investment framework to reach the global nutrition targets (English)

Every year, malnutrition claims the lives of 3 million children under age five and costs the global economy billions of dollars in lost productivity and health care costs. ... See More +

Working Paper 104865 APR 18, 2016

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What type of finance matters for growth ? Bayesian model averaging evidence (English)

This paper examines the effect of finance on long-term economic growth using Bayesian model averaging to address model uncertainty in cross-country growth regressions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7645 APR 18, 2016

Hasan,Iftekhar; Horvath,Roman; Mares,Jan Disclosed

Statement by Mr. Jacob J. Lew at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Jacob J. Lew, Secretary of the Treasury at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 104908 APR 16, 2016

Disclosed

Statement by Mr. Michel Sapin at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Michel Sapin, Minister of Finance and Public Accounts at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 104907 APR 16, 2016

Disclosed

Statement by Mrs. Kemi Adeosun at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. She states that amid continued uncertainty, high income countries are expected to experience gradual recovery, while developing countries continue to witness slower than projected growth. ... See More +

Board Report 104906 APR 16, 2016

Disclosed

Statement by Mr. Johan Van Overtveldt at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Johan Van Overtveldt, Minister of Finance at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 104905 APR 16, 2016

Disclosed

Statement by Mr. Masatsugu Asakawa at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Masatsugu Asakawa, Vice Minister of Finance, International Affairs at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 104904 APR 16, 2016

Disclosed

Statement by H. E. Rodrigo Valdes at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. H. E. Rodrigo Valdes, Minister of Finance at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 104903 APR 16, 2016

Disclosed

Statement by Ignazio Visco at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Ignazio Visco, Governor of the Bank of Italy at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 104901 APR 16, 2016

Disclosed

Statement by Mr. Guy Ryder at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labor Organization at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 104900 APR 16, 2016

Disclosed

Statement by Mr. Angel Gurria at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Angel Gurria, Secretary-General, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 104899 APR 16, 2016

Disclosed

Statement by Hon. Ilho Yoo at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Ilho Yoo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 104898 APR 16, 2016

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Does e-government improve government capacity ? evidence from tax administration and public procurement (English)
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APR 28, 2016 WPS7657 Policy Research Working Paper
Markets and manipulation : time for a paradigm shift ? (English)
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APR 27, 2016 WPS7653 Policy Research Working Paper
World development indicators 2016 (English)
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APR 27, 2016 105051 Working Paper
The GATT's starting point : tariff levels circa 1947 (English)
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APR 26, 2016 WPS7649 Policy Research Working Paper
World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)
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APR 21, 2016 104996 Board Report
Identifying gazelles : expert panels vs. surveys as a means to identify firms with rapid growth potential (English)
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APR 20, 2016 WPS7647 Policy Research Working Paper
Greenhouse gas data management : building systems for corporate and facility-level reporting (English)
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APR 19, 2016 104986 Publication
The platform for collaboration on tax : concept note (English)
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APR 19, 2016 104902 Working Paper
Investing in nutrition : the foundation for development – an investment framework to reach the global nutrition targets (English)
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APR 18, 2016 104865 Working Paper
What type of finance matters for growth ? Bayesian model averaging evidence (English)
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APR 18, 2016 WPS7645 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Mr. Jacob J. Lew at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104908 Board Report
Statement by Mr. Michel Sapin at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104907 Board Report
Statement by Mrs. Kemi Adeosun at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104906 Board Report
Statement by Mr. Johan Van Overtveldt at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104905 Board Report
Statement by Mr. Masatsugu Asakawa at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104904 Board Report
Statement by H. E. Rodrigo Valdes at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104903 Board Report
Statement by Ignazio Visco at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104901 Board Report
Statement by Mr. Guy Ryder at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104900 Board Report
Statement by Mr. Angel Gurria at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104899 Board Report
Statement by Hon. Ilho Yoo at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104898 Board Report