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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

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

This is a statement by Lilianne Ploumen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation at the 93rd Meeting of the Development Committee. ... See More +

Board Report 104922 APR 16, 2016

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Benchmarking and self-assessment for parliaments (English)

This book presents a tour d’horizon of the current state of parliamentary indicators and benchmarks. Though not trying to be prescriptive, there are already sufficient approaches to benchmarking, this book presents a comprehensive overview of the various approaches now in use around the world by both international organizations and parliaments. ... See More +

Publication 104283 APR 11, 2016

O'Brien,Mitchell; Stapenhurst, Rick; Von Trapp,Lisa Disclosed

Identifying the economic potential of Indian districts (English)

Despite its rapid growth in recent decades, GDP per capita in India remains at a relatively low level by international standards, and the country continues to be marked by large subnational disparities in levels of well-being. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7623 APR 05, 2016

Roberts,Mark Disclosed

India - Assam Citizen Centric Service Delivery Project : environmental management plan (English)

The development objective of the Assam Citizen Centric Service Delivery Project for India is to improve access in the delivery of select public services in Assam. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2074 APR 01, 2016

Chand,Vikram K. Disclosed

The World Bank Group’s response to illicit financial flows : a stocktaking (English)

The term illicit financial flows (IFF) began to appear in the 1990s to describe a number of cross border activities. The term was initially strongly associated with capital flight. ... See More +

Board Report 104568 MAR 22, 2016

Disclosed

Kenya - Devolution Support Program Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 104074 MAR 15, 2016

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Addressing the enforcement gap to counter crime : investing in public safety, the rule of law and local development in poor neighborhoods (Vol. 3) : Part 3 : Annotated bibliography (English)

Crime and violence impede development and disproportionally impact poor people in many countries across the world. Though crime and violence represent serious problems in many countries, less-developed countries experience particular concentrations, especially those that are characterized by fragile or less-trusted government institutions and pervasive insecurity. ... See More +

Working Paper 105089 MAR 01, 2016

Gramckow,Heike P.; Greene,Jack Raymond; Marshall, Ineke; Barao, Lisa Disclosed

Addressing the enforcement gap to counter crime : investing in public safety, the rule of law and local development in poor neighborhoods (Vol. 2) : Part 2 : options for World Bank engagement with police (English)

Crime and violence impede development and disproportionally impact poor people in many countries across the world. Though crime and violence represent serious problems in many countries, less-developed countries experience particular concentrations, especially those that are characterized by fragile or less-trusted government institutions and pervasive insecurity. ... See More +

Working Paper 105089 MAR 01, 2016

Gramckow,Heike P.; Greene,Jack Raymond; Marshall, Ineke; Barao, Lisa Disclosed

Addressing the enforcement gap to counter crime : investing in public safety, the rule of law and local development in poor neighborhoods : Part 1 : Crime, poverty and the police (English)

Crime and violence impede development and disproportionally impact poor people in many countries across the world. Though crime and violence represent serious problems in many countries, less-developed countries experience particular concentrations, especially those that are characterized by fragile or less-trusted government institutions and pervasive insecurity. ... See More +

Working Paper 105089 MAR 01, 2016

Gramckow,Heike P.; Greene,Jack Raymond; Marshall, Ineke; Barao, Lisa Disclosed

Liberia - Third Poverty Reduction Support Credit Project (English)

Program Information Document 104826 FEB 29, 2016

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Ecuador - Risk Mitigation and Emergency Recovery Project : indigenous peoples plan : Ecuador - Mitigación de riesgos y recuperación de emergencia proyecto: plan de pueblos indígenas (Spanish,English)

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1824 FEB 10, 2016

Callender,Nicholas James Disclosed

An exploration of the relationship between police presence, crime, and business in developing countries (English)

Economic theory predicts that a rise in police presence will reduce criminal activity. However several studies in the literature have found mixed results. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7560 FEB 08, 2016

Islam,Asif Mohammed Disclosed

Afghanistan - Systematic country diagnostic (English)

Afghanistan is a deeply fragile and conflict affected state. It has been in almost constant conflict for over 35 years since the Soviet invasion of 1979. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 103421 FEB 01, 2016

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Afghanistan - Second Public Financial Management Reform Project : additional financing (English)

The development objective of the Second Public Financial Management Reform (PFMR II) Project for Afghanistan is to further strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of Afghanistan’s procurement, treasury, and audit systems. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1710 JAN 27, 2016

Disclosed

Burkina Faso - Economic Governance and Citizen Engagement Project (English)

The development objective of the Economic Governance and Citizen Engagement Project for Burkina Faso is to enhance domestic revenue mobilization and improve the use of public resources by strengthening accountability mechanisms, revenue collection systems, and public expenditure management. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1506 JAN 27, 2016

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World - Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM) for indigenous peoples and local communities including, a global learning and knowledge exchange project : Mundial - Mecanismo de Subvenções Específico para os Povos Indígenas e Comunidades Locais (DGM) incluindo um Projecto Global de Aprendizagem e Intercâmbio de Conhecimento (Portuguese)

The development objective of the Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM) for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) including, a Global Learning and Knowledge Exchange Project for the World is to strengthen the capacity of IPLCs to participate in the forest investment program and other Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD ) programs at local, national, and global levels. ... See More +

Program Document 93666 JAN 26, 2016

English, Spanish, French Disclosed

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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
Statement by Lilianne Ploumen at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104922 Board Report
Benchmarking and self-assessment for parliaments (English)
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APR 11, 2016 104283 Publication
Identifying the economic potential of Indian districts (English)
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APR 05, 2016 WPS7623 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Assam Citizen Centric Service Delivery Project : environmental management plan (English)
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APR 01, 2016 SFG2074 Environmental Assessment
The World Bank Group’s response to illicit financial flows : a stocktaking (English)
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MAR 22, 2016 104568 Board Report
Kenya - Devolution Support Program Project : chair summary (English)
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MAR 15, 2016 104074 Board Summary
Addressing the enforcement gap to counter crime : investing in public safety, the rule of law and local development in poor neighborhoods (Vol. 3) : Part 3 : Annotated bibliography (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 105089 Working Paper
Addressing the enforcement gap to counter crime : investing in public safety, the rule of law and local development in poor neighborhoods (Vol. 2) : Part 2 : options for World Bank engagement with police (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 105089 Working Paper
Addressing the enforcement gap to counter crime : investing in public safety, the rule of law and local development in poor neighborhoods : Part 1 : Crime, poverty and the police (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 105089 Working Paper
Statement of development credits for February 2016 (Vol. 2) : East Asia and Pacific; Europe and Central Asia; Latin America and Caribbean; Middle East and North Africa; and South Asia (English)
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FEB 29, 2016 104330 Working Paper
Liberia - Third Poverty Reduction Support Credit Project (English)
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FEB 29, 2016 104826 Program Information Document
Ecuador - Risk Mitigation and Emergency Recovery Project : indigenous peoples plan : Ecuador - Mitigación de riesgos y recuperación de emergencia proyecto: plan de pueblos indígenas (Spanish,English)
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FEB 10, 2016 SFG1824 Indigenous Peoples Plan
An exploration of the relationship between police presence, crime, and business in developing countries (English)
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FEB 08, 2016 WPS7560 Policy Research Working Paper
Committee on Governance and Executive Directors' Administrative Matters (COGAM) : minutes of meeting held on Monday, February 1, 2016 and record of approval January 25 (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103141 Minutes
Afghanistan - Systematic country diagnostic (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103421 Systematic Country Diagnostic
Statement of development credits for January 2016 (Vol. 2) : East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, and South Asia (English)
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JAN 31, 2016 103661 Working Paper
Afghanistan - Second Public Financial Management Reform Project : additional financing (English)
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JAN 27, 2016 PAD1710 Project Paper
Burkina Faso - Economic Governance and Citizen Engagement Project (English)
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JAN 27, 2016 PAD1506 Project Appraisal Document
World - Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM) for indigenous peoples and local communities including, a global learning and knowledge exchange project : Mundial - Mecanismo de Subvenções Específico para os Povos Indígenas e Comunidades Locais (DGM) incluindo um Projecto Global de Aprendizagem e Intercâmbio de Conhecimento (Portuguese)
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JAN 26, 2016 93666 Program Document English, Spanish, French