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When and where do we see regional poverty reduction and convergence ? lessons from the roof of Turkey (English)

In the past decade, Turkey has experienced a notable level of poverty reduction at all levels (extreme poor, poor, and vulnerable). The steady decline in poverty was also resilient to the decline in gross domestic product per capita growth during the crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7540 JAN 28, 2016

Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Yang,Judy; Inan,Osman Kaan; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Montes,Jose

Mozambique - National Decentralized Planning and Finance Project (English)

Ratings for the National Decentralized Planning and Finance Project for Mozambique were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3633 DEC 22, 2015

Blending top-down federalism with bottom-up engagement to reduce inequality in Ethiopia (English)

Donors increasingly fund interventions to counteract inequality in developing countries, where they fear it can foment instability and undermine nation-building efforts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7511 DEC 11, 2015

Khan,Qaiser M.; Faguet,Jean-Paul; Ambel,Alemayehu A.

What makes a good city strategy? (English)

Working Paper 101720 DEC 01, 2015

Sivaev,Dmitry

A user's guide to implementing city competitiveness interventions (English)

Working Paper 101715 DEC 01, 2015

Gashi,Drilon; Watkins,Joanna Alexandra

Six case studies of economically successful cities (English)

Working Paper 101713 DEC 01, 2015

Kulenovic,Zeljko Joe; Cech,Alexandra Mc Elroy

Decentralization in Ethiopia – Who benefits? (English)

Working Paper 101709 DEC 01, 2015

Chaurey,Ritam; Mukim,Megha

Public-private dialogue for city competitiveness (English)

Working Paper 101719 DEC 01, 2015

Sivaev,Dmitry; Herzberg,Benjamin; Manchanda,Sumit

City analytics (English)

Working Paper 101718 DEC 01, 2015

Fikri,Kenan Tansel; Zhu,Tingting Juni

Montenegro - Options to restore fiscal sustainability and improve spending efficiency at subnational level (English)

The World Bank prepared this policy note at the request of the Montenegrin Ministry of Finance (MoF) to formulate a diagnostic of the current situation of local self-governments in Montenegro - with a special focus on municipalities undergoing financial distress - and propose directions for policy and reform aimed at restoring fiscal sustainability and improving spending efficiency. ... See More +

Policy Paper 101799 NOV 01, 2015

Pradelli,Juan; Nitti,Rosanna; Wachira,David Waigwa; Obradovic,Natasa; Madzarevic-Sujster,Sanja

Croatia - Spending review pilot process and lessons learnt (English)

Croatia has recently piloted a spending review (SR) as a mechanism to identify options for budgetary savings that can be realized either by improving efficiency or by reducing ineffective or low-priority expenditures. ... See More +

Brief 101519 NOV 01, 2015

Madzarevic-Sujster,Sanja; Petrovic,Suzana; Thomas,Theo David

Socioeconomic and fiscal impact of large-scale gold mining in Mali (English)

This paper analyzes the socioeconomic, fiscal, and governance impact of gold mining in Mali. The analysis finds that, at the national level, mining plays an important role by contributing to export earnings and overall government fiscal revenue. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7467 OCT 30, 2015

Sanoh,Aly; Coulibaly,Massaoly

Bright Lights, Big Cities : measuring national and subnational economic growth in Africa from outer space, with an application to Kenya and Rwanda (English)

This paper uses the night lights (satellite imagery from outer space) approach to estimate growth in and levels of subnational 2013 gross domestic product for 47 counties in Kenya and 30 districts in Rwanda. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7461 OCT 28, 2015

Bundervoet,Tom; Maiyo,Laban; Sanghi,Apurva

Nigeria - First Phase of Lagos State Development Policy Operation Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14832 OCT 23, 2015

Republic of Kenya - Bright lights, big cities : measuring national and sub-national economic growth from outer space in Africa, with an application to Kenya and Rwanda (English)

The authors use the night lights (satellite imagery from outer space) approach to estimate subnational 2013 GDP growth and levels for 47 counties in Kenya and 30 districts in Rwanda. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS15584 OCT 16, 2015

Musera,Angelina Darini

Options for low income countries' effective and efficient use of tax incentives for investment : a report to the G-20 development working group by the IMF, OECD, UN and World Bank (English)

Experience shows that there is often ample room for more effective and efficient use of investment tax incentives in low-income countries. Tax incentives generally rank low in investment climate surveys in low-income countries, and there are many examples in which they are reported to be redundant, that is, investment will have been undertaken even without them. ... See More +

Working Paper 100756 OCT 15, 2015

Options for low income countries’ effective and efficient use of tax incentives for investment : tools for the assessment of tax incentives (English)

This background paper describes five different tools that can be used for the assessment of tax incentives by governments in low income countries’ (LICs). ... See More +

Working Paper 100757 OCT 15, 2015

Ethiopia - Urban Local Government Development Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14844 OCT 14, 2015

Public spending and growth in an economic and monetary union : the case of West Africa (English)

The focus of the paper is on how public spending volume, composition (current versus capital), and quality are linked to the per capita growth rates of the West Africa economic and monetary union (WAEMU) countries, which have been fluctuating and remain relatively low compared to other parts of the world. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 100635 OCT 01, 2015

Moreno-Dodson,Blanca; Bayraktar,Nihal

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When and where do we see regional poverty reduction and convergence ? lessons from the roof of Turkey (English)
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JAN 28, 2016 WPS7540 Policy Research Working Paper
Mozambique - National Decentralized Planning and Finance Project (English)
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DEC 22, 2015 ICR3633 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Blending top-down federalism with bottom-up engagement to reduce inequality in Ethiopia (English)
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DEC 11, 2015 WPS7511 Policy Research Working Paper
Peru - Public Expenditure and Fiscal Risk Management Development Policy Financing with a Deferred Drawdown Option Project (English)
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DEC 10, 2015 AB7771 Program Information Document
What makes a good city strategy? (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 101720 Working Paper
A user's guide to implementing city competitiveness interventions (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 101715 Working Paper
Six case studies of economically successful cities (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 101713 Working Paper
Decentralization in Ethiopia – Who benefits? (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 101709 Working Paper
Public-private dialogue for city competitiveness (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 101719 Working Paper
City analytics (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 101718 Working Paper
Montenegro - Options to restore fiscal sustainability and improve spending efficiency at subnational level (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 101799 Policy Paper
Croatia - Spending review pilot process and lessons learnt (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 101519 Brief
Socioeconomic and fiscal impact of large-scale gold mining in Mali (English)
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OCT 30, 2015 WPS7467 Policy Research Working Paper
Bright Lights, Big Cities : measuring national and subnational economic growth in Africa from outer space, with an application to Kenya and Rwanda (English)
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OCT 28, 2015 WPS7461 Policy Research Working Paper
Nigeria - First Phase of Lagos State Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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OCT 23, 2015 ICRR14832 Implementation Completion Report Review
Republic of Kenya - Bright lights, big cities : measuring national and sub-national economic growth from outer space in Africa, with an application to Kenya and Rwanda (English)
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OCT 16, 2015 ACS15584 Working Paper
Options for low income countries' effective and efficient use of tax incentives for investment : a report to the G-20 development working group by the IMF, OECD, UN and World Bank (English)
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OCT 15, 2015 100756 Working Paper
Options for low income countries’ effective and efficient use of tax incentives for investment : tools for the assessment of tax incentives (English)
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OCT 15, 2015 100757 Working Paper
Ethiopia - Urban Local Government Development Project (English)
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OCT 14, 2015 ICRR14844 Implementation Completion Report Review
Public spending and growth in an economic and monetary union : the case of West Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100635 Working Paper (Numbered Series)