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Do poor countries really need more IT ? the role of relative prices and industrial composition (English)

Conventional wisdom suggests too little information and communication technologies (ICT) in poor countries. Indeed, within 70 countries at various levels of development, there is a positive relationship between income per capita and the capital share of ICT. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7352 JUN 30, 2015

Eden,Maya; Gaggl,Paul

Sri Lanka - E-Lanka Development Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14701 JUN 30, 2015

Hayek, local information, and the decentralization of state-owned enterprises in China (English)

Hayek argues that local knowledge is a key for understanding whether production should be decentralized. This paper tests Hayek’s predictions by examining the causes of the Chinese government’s decision to decentralize state-owned enterprises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7321 JUN 22, 2015

Huang,Zhangkai; Li,Lixing; Ma,Guangrong; Xu,L. Colin

Learning and results in World Bank operations : toward a new learning strategy - evaluation two (English)

This report is the second in a program of evaluations that the independent evaluation group (IEG) is conducting on the learning that takes place through World Bank projects. ... See More +

Working Paper 99152 JAN 01, 2015

Carvalho,Soniya; Heath,John R.

Opportunities and strategies for mainstreaming open data in transport projects in St. Petersburg : transport and ICT global practice (Russian)

The World Bank conducted this study of the potential for Open Transport Data in St. Petersburg as part of the preparations for the Improvement of Urban Transport Systems Project in Russia. ... See More +

Working Paper 93681 DEC 01, 2014

Oh,Jung Eun; Ivanova,Anna Leonidovna; Kuznetsova Morrison,Alla V.; Petrov,Oleg V.; Stott,Andrew Charles; Vlasov,Vitaly; Wong,James English

Sri Lanka - E-Lanka Development Project (English)

Ratings for the E-Lanka Development Project for Sri Lanka were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was negligible, Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR939 NOV 20, 2014

World Development Report (WDR) 2016 concept note (English)

The 2016 WDR will analyze the impact of the internet through the lenses of businesses, people, and governments, corresponding to the major policy objectives of leveraging the internet to accelerate growth, expand opportunities, and improve service delivery. ... See More +

Board Report 91877 OCT 31, 2014

Serbia - Innovation Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 89936 JUL 28, 2014

How regional integration and transnational energy networks have boosted FDI in Turkey (and may cease to do so): a case study: how geo-political alliances and regional networks matter (English)

Turkey has historically struggled to attract foreign investors. This paper argues that not only macroeconomic and political stability, but also regional integration explains the upsurge in foreign direct investment observed since 2005. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6970 JUL 01, 2014

Sanchez Martin, Miguel Eduardo; Escribano Frances, Gonzalo; de Arce Borda, Rafael

Cambodia services trade : performance and regulatory framework assessment (English)

As a result of a determined regulatory reform process and an economic modernization process over the past two decades, Cambodia has experienced extraordinary economic growth. ... See More +

PSD, Privatization and Industrial Policy 91243 JUL 01, 2014

Vietnam - Information and Communication Technology Development Project (English)

The overall outcome rating of the Information and Communication Technology Development Project for Vietnam was judged to be moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2976 JUN 26, 2014

Pacific Islands - Pacific Regional ICT Regulatory Development Project (English)

The development objective of the Pacific Regional Information Communication Technologies (ICT) Regulatory Development Project for Pacific Islands is to strengthen the capacity of ICT regulatory institutions in the participating countries, and enhance regional collaboration and knowledge sharing on ICT regulatory issues. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1013 JUN 22, 2014

Open government initiative in Edo State : fostering an ecosystem of collaboration and transparency (English)

This note is intended to briefly describe the World Banks experience supporting the development and implementation of an open government initiative in Nigerias Edo State. ... See More +

Brief 88786 MAY 01, 2014

Bujoreanu, Lyudmila; Kaplan, Jeff; McNaughton, Matthew

Information and communications in the Chinese countryside : a study of three provinces (English)

Improving access to information and communications technology (ICT) and related services in the countryside, or rural informatization, is a long-standing Chinese policy objective. ... See More +

Publication 87600 APR 22, 2014

Minges, Michael; Kimura, Kaoru; Beschorner, Natasha; Davies, Robert; Zhang, Guangqin

Finland as a knowledge economy 2.0 : lessons on policies and governance (English)

The technology and innovation landscape has changed considerably since 2006 when Finland as a Knowledge Economy: Elements of Success and Lessons Learned [see also report 39378] was first published by the World Bank Institute (WBI). ... See More +

Publication 86943 APR 08, 2014

Halme, Kimmo [Editor]; Lindy, Ilari [Editor]; Piirainen, Kalle A. [Editor]; Salminen, Vesa [Editor]; White, Justine [Editor]

Kazakhstan - Tax Administration Reform Project : procurement plan (English,Russian)

Procurement Plan 86508 APR 02, 2014

Knowledge building environmentally sustainable infrastructure platform : Plataforma de conocimiento construccion ambientalmente sostenible de infraestructura (Spanish)

In this paper on knowledge building environmentally sustainable infrastructure platform the authors state that during the first phase of this initiative, it has worked on the design of the conceptual model of the knowledge platform. ... See More +

Working Paper 86002 MAR 10, 2014

Regulatory assessment toolkit : a practical methodology for assessing (English)

In recent years, services tradability has increased. Services that previously required the physical proximity between the consumer and the producer can now be delivered across borders. ... See More +

Publication 86024 MAR 10, 2014

Molinuevo, Martin; Saez, Sebastian

The transformational use of information and communication technologies in Africa (Vol. 2) : Summary (English)

This new flagship report for the eTransform Africa Project, produced by the World Bank and the African Development Bank, with the support of the African Union, identifies best practice in the use of Information and communication technologies (ICTs) in key sectors of the African economy. ... See More +

Working Paper 74550 JAN 01, 2014

Yonazi, Enock; Kelly, Tim; Halewood, Naomi; Blackman, Colin

ICT competitiveness in Africa (English)

The information and communication technology (ICT) sector has proven to be a strong driver of gross domestic product (GDP) growth in nations across the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 88226 JAN 01, 2014

Ewing, Javier; Chevrolier, Nicholas; Leenderste, Matthijs; Quigless, Maryanna; Verghese, Thomas

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Do poor countries really need more IT ? the role of relative prices and industrial composition (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7352 Policy Research Working Paper
Sri Lanka - E-Lanka Development Project (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 ICRR14701 Implementation Completion Report Review
Hayek, local information, and the decentralization of state-owned enterprises in China (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7321 Policy Research Working Paper
Learning and results in World Bank operations : toward a new learning strategy - evaluation two (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 99152 Working Paper
Opportunities and strategies for mainstreaming open data in transport projects in St. Petersburg : transport and ICT global practice (Russian)
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DEC 01, 2014 93681 Working Paper English
Sri Lanka - E-Lanka Development Project (English)
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NOV 20, 2014 ICR939 Implementation Completion and Results Report
World Development Report (WDR) 2016 concept note (English)
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OCT 31, 2014 91877 Board Report
Serbia - Innovation Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUL 28, 2014 89936 Procurement Plan
How regional integration and transnational energy networks have boosted FDI in Turkey (and may cease to do so): a case study: how geo-political alliances and regional networks matter (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6970 Policy Research Working Paper
Cambodia services trade : performance and regulatory framework assessment (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 91243 PSD, Privatization and Industrial Policy
Vietnam - Information and Communication Technology Development Project (English)
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JUN 26, 2014 ICR2976 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Pacific Islands - Pacific Regional ICT Regulatory Development Project (English)
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JUN 22, 2014 PAD1013 Project Appraisal Document
Open government initiative in Edo State : fostering an ecosystem of collaboration and transparency (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88786 Brief
Information and communications in the Chinese countryside : a study of three provinces (English)
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APR 22, 2014 87600 Publication
Finland as a knowledge economy 2.0 : lessons on policies and governance (English)
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APR 08, 2014 86943 Publication
Kazakhstan - Tax Administration Reform Project : procurement plan (English,Russian)
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APR 02, 2014 86508 Procurement Plan
Knowledge building environmentally sustainable infrastructure platform : Plataforma de conocimiento construccion ambientalmente sostenible de infraestructura (Spanish)
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MAR 10, 2014 86002 Working Paper
Regulatory assessment toolkit : a practical methodology for assessing (English)
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MAR 10, 2014 86024 Publication
The transformational use of information and communication technologies in Africa (Vol. 2) : Summary (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 74550 Working Paper
ICT competitiveness in Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 88226 Working Paper