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When elites meet : decentralization, power-sharing, and public goods provision in post-conflict Sierra Leone (English)

Over the past decade, decentralization of fiscal and policy-making authority has become a cornerstone of development organizations’ recommendations for good governance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7335 JUN 24, 2015

Clayton,Amanda; Noveck,Jennifer; Levi,Margaret

Panama - Systematic country diagnostic : locking in success (English)

Panama has made significant progress in reducing poverty in recent years, progress that compares positively to that of the rest of the Latin America and Caribbean region. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 97719 JUN 23, 2015

Koehler-Geib,Fritzi; Scott,Katherine M.; Soliman,Ayat; Lopez,J. Humberto

Argentina - Second State Modernization Project (English)

Ratings for the Second State Modernization Project for Argentina were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3366 JUN 22, 2015

The challenge of stability and security in West Africa (English)

This book seeks to critically examine the challenges of fragility and security in West Africa, along with the factors of resilience. It seeks to investigate key drivers of conflict and violence, and the way in which they impact the countries of the subregion. ... See More +

Publication 97717 JUN 16, 2015

Marc,Alexandre; Verjee,Neelam Nizar; Mogaka,Stephen

Ghana - e-Ghana Project (English)

Ratings for the e-Ghana Project for Ghana were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3288 JUN 15, 2015

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 641 : transfer from surplus to replenish the trust fund for Gaza and West Bank (English)

On June 9, 2015, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors adopted resolution number six hundred and forty-one. ... See More +

Board Report 97258 JUN 09, 2015

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

Credit ratings and fiscal responsibility (English)

The authors build on the findings from an earlier analysis, adding to the evidence base for the notion that credit rating agencies contribute to fiscal sustainability. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 97556 JUN 01, 2015

Hanusch,Marek; Vaaler,Paul Martin

Tunisia - Systematic country diagnostic (English)

The Tunisia Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) seeks to identify the challenges and opportunities to achieve the twin goals of reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable way. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 97858 JUN 01, 2015

Metropolitan governance in Brazil : inputs for an agenda and strategy (Vol. 2) : Final report (English)

In less than fifty years, Brazil evolved from a predominantly rural society and economy to a highly urbanized country in which 85 percent of its people now live in urban areas and more than 90 percent of the country’s GDP is generated in the cities. ... See More +

Working Paper 96680 MAY 29, 2015

Campanaro,Alessandra; Klink,Jeroen; Freire, Mila

How does knowledge on public expenditures integrate with the design of development policy operations? (English)

Integration of knowledge with lending is an enduring theme in World Bank strategies at the corporate and country levels. It rests on the widely shared proposition that Bank lending instruments could be more relevant and produce better results if they incorporate key analytical, country level knowledge. ... See More +

Working Paper 97401 MAY 27, 2015

Bogetic,Zeljko; Bronfman Horovitz,Javier; Jayawickrama,Malathi S.; Klasnja,Marko; Mkrtchyan,Aghassi; Piattifuenfkirchen,Moritz Otto Maria Alfons; Selowsky,Marcelo; Torrence,Jesse

Cote dIvoire - Third Poverty Reduction Support Credit (PRSC-3) Project (English)

Program Information Document 97235 MAY 21, 2015

Cabo Verde - Ninth Poverty Reduction Support Credit Project (English)

The Ninth Poverty Reduction Support Credit (PRSC IX) is the second in a programmatic series of three operations, supporting Cabo Verde’s progress on its third growth and poverty reduction strategy paper (GPRSP III). ... See More +

Program Document 96219 MAY 20, 2015

Uruguay - Institutions Building Technical Assistance Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Institutions Building Technical Assistance Project for Uruguay is to improve the Borrowers public sector performance by: (i) supporting its public sector modernization program in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, performance-based budgeting, and e-government; and (ii) strengthening its institutions involved with the design and implementation of public policy reforms in the areas of taxation, promotion of the business environment, and social protection. ... See More +

Project Paper RES18226 MAY 20, 2015

Lizundia Gonzalez,Eguiar

Myanmar - Proceedings from workshops and roundtable on legal and contractual analysis (English)

In 2011, Myanmar started on a series of critical political and economic reforms, following fifty years of authoritarian military rule, civil war, and a centrally planned, closed economy. ... See More +

Report AUS13088 MAY 18, 2015

Larsen,Morten

World Bank policy lending and the quality of public sector governance (English)

This study investigates the impact of World Bank development policy lending for public sector governance on the quality of public sector management and institutions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7267 MAY 15, 2015

Smets,Lodewijk; Knack,Stephen

The republic of beliefs : a new approach to ‘law and economics’ (English)

The discipline of law and economics deals with wide-ranging topics, from competition and environmental policy to crime control, and has been instrumental in determining how an economy performs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7259 MAY 07, 2015

Basu,Kaushik

Kyrgyz Republic - Governance and Competitiveness Programmatic Development Policy Operation (DPO) Project (English)

Program Information Document 96952 MAY 05, 2015

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When elites meet : decentralization, power-sharing, and public goods provision in post-conflict Sierra Leone (English)
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JUN 24, 2015 WPS7335 Policy Research Working Paper
Panama - Systematic country diagnostic : locking in success (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 97719 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Argentina - Second State Modernization Project (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 ICR3366 Implementation Completion and Results Report
The challenge of stability and security in West Africa (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 97717 Publication
Ghana - e-Ghana Project (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 ICR3288 Implementation Completion and Results Report
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 641 : transfer from surplus to replenish the trust fund for Gaza and West Bank (English)
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JUN 09, 2015 97258 Board Report
Committee on Governance and Executive Directors’ Administrative Matters : minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 and record of endorsements March 26 thru June 2 (English)
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JUN 02, 2015 97144 Minutes
Institutional change, political economy, and state capabilities : learning from Edo state, Nigeria (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97600 Working Paper
Credit ratings and fiscal responsibility (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97556 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Tunisia - Systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97858 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Metropolitan governance in Brazil : inputs for an agenda and strategy (Vol. 2) : Final report (English)
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MAY 29, 2015 96680 Working Paper
How does knowledge on public expenditures integrate with the design of development policy operations? (English)
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MAY 27, 2015 97401 Working Paper
Cote dIvoire - Third Poverty Reduction Support Credit (PRSC-3) Project (English)
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MAY 21, 2015 97235 Program Information Document
Cabo Verde - Ninth Poverty Reduction Support Credit Project (English)
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MAY 20, 2015 96219 Program Document
Uruguay - Institutions Building Technical Assistance Project : restructuring (English)
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MAY 20, 2015 RES18226 Project Paper
Central African Republic - Emergency Public Services Response Project : additional financing - chair summary (English)
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MAY 19, 2015 96583 Board Summary
Myanmar - Proceedings from workshops and roundtable on legal and contractual analysis (English)
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MAY 18, 2015 AUS13088 Report
World Bank policy lending and the quality of public sector governance (English)
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MAY 15, 2015 WPS7267 Policy Research Working Paper
The republic of beliefs : a new approach to ‘law and economics’ (English)
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MAY 07, 2015 WPS7259 Policy Research Working Paper
Kyrgyz Republic - Governance and Competitiveness Programmatic Development Policy Operation (DPO) Project (English)
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MAY 05, 2015 96952 Program Information Document