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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

Effects of fiscal policy shocks in an open economy : evidence from Canada (English)

What is the impact of fiscal policy shocks on key macroeconomic variables in Canada? This question triggered renewed interest in the aftermath of the 2008-09 Great Recession. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7654 APR 27, 2016

Tsoungui Belinga,Vincent De Paul 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

Disclosed

Prices for poverty analysis in Africa (English)

Measuring poverty requires adjusting nominal consumption (or income) into a real value of consumption, across geographic areas and over time. To this end, data on consumer prices are used to construct a price index. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7652 APR 26, 2016

Gaddis,Isis Disclosed

The role of regulation on entry : evidence from the Italian provinces (English)

This paper studies the effects of differences in local administrative burdens in Italy in the years 2005–2007 preceding a major reform that sped up firm registration procedures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7650 APR 26, 2016

Bripi,Francesco Disclosed

Nigeria - Third National Fadama Development Project : environmental assessment (English)

The objective of the Third National Fadama Development Project for Nigeria is to contribute to the government's strategy for poverty reduction by improving the welfare and living conditions of many poor and vulnerable communities in the participating states. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2047 APR 26, 2016

Elufioye,Abiodun Disclosed

Reducing crime and violence : experimental evidence on adult noncognitive investments in Liberia (English)

The paper shows that self-control, time preferences, and values are malleable in adults, and that investments in these skills and preferences reduce crime and violence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7648 APR 20, 2016

Blattman,Christopher; Jamison,Julian C; Sheridan,Margaret Disclosed

Cameroon - Social Safety Nets Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 104974 APR 20, 2016

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

Decomposing response errors in food consumption measurement : implications for survey design from a survey experiment in Tanzania (English)

There is wide variation in how consumption is measured in household surveys both across countries and over time. This variation may confound welfare comparisons in part because these alternative survey designs produce consumption estimates that are differentially influenced by contrasting types of survey response error. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7646 APR 19, 2016

Friedman,Jed; Beegle,Kathleen G.; De Weerdt,Joachim; Gibson,John Disclosed

Economic monitoring report to the ad hoc liaison committee : main report (English)

The Palestinian economy is not growing enough to raise living standards and reduce high unemployment. The economy has witnessed a sharp deceleration in economic growth, from over 8 percent during 2007-11 to 3 percent during 2012-15. ... See More +

Working Paper 104808 APR 19, 2016

Disclosed

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 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 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

Disclosed

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

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

Board Report 104897 APR 16, 2016

Disclosed

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

This is a statement by Mr. Matia Kasaija, Minister of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 104896 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
Effects of fiscal policy shocks in an open economy : evidence from Canada (English)
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APR 27, 2016 WPS7654 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
Prices for poverty analysis in Africa (English)
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APR 26, 2016 WPS7652 Policy Research Working Paper
The role of regulation on entry : evidence from the Italian provinces (English)
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APR 26, 2016 WPS7650 Policy Research Working Paper
Nigeria - Third National Fadama Development Project : environmental assessment (English)
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APR 26, 2016 SFG2047 Environmental Assessment
Reducing crime and violence : experimental evidence on adult noncognitive investments in Liberia (English)
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APR 20, 2016 WPS7648 Policy Research Working Paper
Cameroon - Social Safety Nets Project (English)
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APR 20, 2016 104974 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
The platform for collaboration on tax : concept note (English)
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APR 19, 2016 104902 Working Paper
Decomposing response errors in food consumption measurement : implications for survey design from a survey experiment in Tanzania (English)
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APR 19, 2016 WPS7646 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic monitoring report to the ad hoc liaison committee : main report (English)
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APR 19, 2016 104808 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 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 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
Statement by Mr. Jiwei Lou at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104897 Board Report
Statement by Hon. Matia Kasaija at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104896 Board Report