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Empowering cities : good for growth ? evidence from China (English)

This paper utilizes a countrywide, county-to-city upgrade in the 1990s to identify whether extending the powers of urban local governments leads to better firm outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7193 FEB 01, 2015

Zhu, T. Juni; Mukim, Megha

Issues and options for staffing citizen service centers : lessons from the one window service office initiative in Cambodia (English)

In order to achieve the underlying reform objectives of citizen service centers, it is necessary to ensure that staff are appropriately selected, trained and managed. ... See More +

Brief 92182 JAN 01, 2015

Plummer, Janelle [editor]

Pakistan - Sindh Public Sector Management Reform Project (English)

The development objective of the Sindh Public Sector Management Reform Project of Pakistan is to strengthen public sector performance in the Province of Sindh through improved revenue generation and expenditure management. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD847 DEC 30, 2014

Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Dar es Salaam Metropolitan Development Project - P123134 (English)

Project Information Document PIDA15936 DEC 12, 2014

Bald,Andre A.

Brazil - Service Delivery and Fiscal Management DPL Project (English)

Program Information Document 93412 DEC 04, 2014

Local foundations for better governance : A Review of Ghazala Mansuri and Vijayendra Rao's Localizing Development (English)

In Localizing Development, Mansuri and Rao survey theory and evidence for development strategies based on local community empowerment. This note extends their theoretical argument by focusing on local government as a vital source of new leadership. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7131 DEC 01, 2014

Myerson, Roger B.

Indonesia - Repeat public expenditure and financial accountability (PEFA) report and performance indicators (Bahasa (Indonesian))

This public expenditure and financial accountability (PEFA) assessment for Indonesia was undertaken by a team of World Bank staff and development partners with close involvement of counterparts from the Government of Indonesia, including the ministry of finance, state ministry of development planning (Bappenas), and some line ministries. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 93253 DEC 01, 2014

Thomas, Theo; Narula, Rajat; Schmalhofer, Christina; Saleh, Imad; Siva, Ramesh; Sunaryadi, Amien; Purnomo, Hari; Ariadharma, Erwin; Fallov, Jonas Arp; Harmawan, Rubino Sugana; Suprayitno, Unggul; Asra, Novira Kusdarti; Kusuma, I. G. Ngurah Wijaya; Taylor, Ashley; Fitrani, Fitria; MacKenzie, Sally; Ahern, Mark; Sari, Sandra Buana; Sinaga, Romawaty; Tambunan, Maria; Ginting, Enda

Kenya public expenditure review : Decision time : Spend more or spend smart? (English)

Kenya is currently in an expansionary phase of its fiscal policy reflected in a widening primary deficit. The fiscal framework is marked by a significant fiscal expansion over the last three years, 2011/12 to 2013/14. ... See More +

Working Paper 94021 DEC 01, 2014

Timor-Leste - Sub-national spending : Lessons from experience (English)

This Policy Note distils the findings and recommendations of a Study, jointly undertaken by the World Bank and the Government of Timor-Leste, that evaluates the mechanisms used by the Government to manage sub-national spending in recent years: i) the Local Development Program (Programa Dezenvolvimentu Lokal, PDL), underway since 2004; and ii) the Referendum Package (Pakote Referendum, PR), initiated in 2009, and progressively refined as the Decentralized Development Program (Programa de Dezenvolvimentu Desentralizadu, PDD) since 2010. ... See More +

Policy Note 92724 NOV 01, 2014

Indoneisa - Institutional, Tax Administration, Social and Investment Development Policy Loans Project : Indoneisa - Institutional, Tax Administration, Social and Investment Development Policy Loans Project (English)

The Institutional, Tax Administration, Social and Investment Development Policy Loans Project for Indonesia received a satisfactory outcome with a moderate risk to development outcome. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3291 OCT 22, 2014

Rwanda - Public Sector Governance Program for Results Program (English)

The objective of this Public Sector Governance Program for Results Program is to enhance Rwanda’s Public Financial Management and statistics systems to improve transparency and accountability in the use of public funds, revenue mobilization and the quality and accessibility of development data for decision making. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 91140 OCT 07, 2014

Burundi - Fiscal decentralization and local governance : managing trade-offs to promote sustainable reforms (English)

Despite the remarkable progress achieved since the end of the conflict, Burundi still faces significant development challenges. Since 2005, the Government of Burundi has embarked on a potentially transformative process of decentralization, with the aim of strengthening social cohesion, improving local governance, and promoting access to basic infrastructure and service delivery. ... See More +

Institutional and Governance Review (IGR) 92914 OCT 01, 2014

Burundi - Fiscal decentralization and local governance : managing trade-offs to promote sustainable reforms : Burundi - Decentralisation fiscale et gouvernance locale : gerer les compromis pour promouvoir des reformes durables (French)

Despite the remarkable progress achieved since the end of the conflict, Burundi still faces significant development challenges. Since 2005, the Government of Burundi has embarked on a potentially transformative process of decentralization, with the aim of strengthening social cohesion, improving local governance, and promoting access to basic infrastructure and service delivery. ... See More +

Institutional and Governance Review (IGR) 92914 OCT 01, 2014

Implementation Support Mission for PNPM Generasi (English)

Aide Memoire 93095 OCT 01, 2014

Burundi - Fishcal Decentralization and Local Governance (English)

Working Paper 94638 OCT 01, 2014

The power of public investment management : transforming resources into assets for growth (English)

This publication consists of seven chapters: building a system for public investment management; a unified framework for public investment management; country experiences of public investment management; approaches to better project appraisal; public investment management under uncertainty; procurement and public investment management; and public investment management for public-private partnerships. ... See More +

Publication 91158 SEP 30, 2014

Rajaram, Anand; Minh Le, Tuan; Kaiser, Kai; Kim, Jay-Hyung; Frank, Jonas

Rwanda - Public Sector Governance Program for Results Project : technical assessment (English)

The Public Financial Management (PFM) Sector Strategic Plan (SSP) identifies key challenges and proposes solutions in each program that are translated into a foundation for defining sector priorities and outcomes through FY2017-18. ... See More +

Working Paper 92263 SEP 14, 2014

Vietnam - Social Assistance System Strengthening Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 91197 SEP 11, 2014

Indonesia - Second Phase of the Local Government and Decentralization Project : additional financing (English)

The development objective of the Second Phase of the Local Government (LG) and Decentralization Project for Indonesia is to improve the accountability and reporting of the central government's specific purpose grants (DAK) for the infrastructure sub-sectors within pilot LGs. ... See More +

Project Paper 82002 SEP 02, 2014

Mozambique - Public expenditure review : addressing the challenges of today, seizing the opportunities of tomorrow (English)

Mozambique's economy has experienced strong and sustained growth since the end of the country’s civil war in 1992. Over time, the sources of revenues are changing, bringing both opportunities and challenges for fiscal management. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 91153 SEP 01, 2014

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Empowering cities : good for growth ? evidence from China (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7193 Policy Research Working Paper
Issues and options for staffing citizen service centers : lessons from the one window service office initiative in Cambodia (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 92182 Brief
Pakistan - Sindh Public Sector Management Reform Project (English)
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DEC 30, 2014 PAD847 Project Appraisal Document
Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Dar es Salaam Metropolitan Development Project - P123134 (English)
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DEC 12, 2014 PIDA15936 Project Information Document
Brazil - Service Delivery and Fiscal Management DPL Project (English)
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DEC 04, 2014 93412 Program Information Document
Local foundations for better governance : A Review of Ghazala Mansuri and Vijayendra Rao's Localizing Development (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7131 Policy Research Working Paper
Indonesia - Repeat public expenditure and financial accountability (PEFA) report and performance indicators (Bahasa (Indonesian))
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DEC 01, 2014 93253 Public Expenditure Review
Kenya public expenditure review : Decision time : Spend more or spend smart? (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 94021 Working Paper
Timor-Leste - Sub-national spending : Lessons from experience (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 92724 Policy Note
Indoneisa - Institutional, Tax Administration, Social and Investment Development Policy Loans Project : Indoneisa - Institutional, Tax Administration, Social and Investment Development Policy Loans Project (English)
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OCT 22, 2014 ICR3291 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Rwanda - Public Sector Governance Program for Results Program (English)
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OCT 07, 2014 91140 Project Appraisal Document
Burundi - Fiscal decentralization and local governance : managing trade-offs to promote sustainable reforms (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92914 Institutional and Governance Review (IGR)
Burundi - Fiscal decentralization and local governance : managing trade-offs to promote sustainable reforms : Burundi - Decentralisation fiscale et gouvernance locale : gerer les compromis pour promouvoir des reformes durables (French)
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OCT 01, 2014 92914 Institutional and Governance Review (IGR)
Implementation Support Mission for PNPM Generasi (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 93095 Aide Memoire
Burundi - Fishcal Decentralization and Local Governance (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 94638 Working Paper
The power of public investment management : transforming resources into assets for growth (English)
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SEP 30, 2014 91158 Publication
Rwanda - Public Sector Governance Program for Results Project : technical assessment (English)
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SEP 14, 2014 92263 Working Paper
Vietnam - Social Assistance System Strengthening Project : procurement plan (English)
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SEP 11, 2014 91197 Procurement Plan
Indonesia - Second Phase of the Local Government and Decentralization Project : additional financing (English)
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SEP 02, 2014 82002 Project Paper
Mozambique - Public expenditure review : addressing the challenges of today, seizing the opportunities of tomorrow (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91153 Public Expenditure Review