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Few and far : the hard facts on stolen asset recovery (English)

The return of the proceeds of corruption - asset recovery can have a significant development impact. Development agencies and other bodies committed to improving development effectiveness should be interested in the asset recovery agenda, in view of recognition that corruption undermines development efforts and international commitments to fight it and recover the proceeds. ... See More +

Publication 90806 SEP 15, 2014

Gray, Larissa; Hansen, Kjetil; Recica-Kirkbride, Pranvera; Mills, Linnea

Asymmetric punishment as an instrument of corruption control (English)

The control of bribery is a policy objective in many developing countries. It has been argued that asymmetric punishments could reduce bribery by incentivizing whistle-blowing. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6933 JUN 01, 2014

Basu, Karna; Basu, Kaushik; Cordella, Tito

How business community institutions can help fight corruption (English)

This paper considers the possibility of collective action by the business community to counter corruption in the award of government licenses and contracts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6954 JUN 01, 2014

Dixit, Avinash

Fiscal risks from state-owned enterprises (Russian)

This policy note is part of the World Bank's Programmatic Public Expenditure Review (PER) work program for FY2012-2014. The PER consists of a series of fiscal policy notes, which aim at providing the Government of Tajikistan with recommendations to strengthen budgetary processes and analysis. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 89183 JUN 01, 2014

Bakanova, Marina; Nummy, David M.; Shkurupiy, Konstantin; Sobirzoda, Ravshan; Miroshnichenko, Yuriy English

Trends in crime and violence in Papua New Guinea (English)

Crime and violence are widely viewed as posing a considerable challenge to development in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The full scale of crime and violence in PNG is difficult to assess, given the scarcity of national-level studies and a distinct urban bias in the available studies. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75057 MAY 01, 2014

Lakhani, Sadaf; Willman, Alys M.

Survey on perception of the level of corruption by foreign investors in Ethiopia : final report (English)

The federal ethics and anti-corruption commission (FEACC) was established in 2001 - through proclamation number 235/2001 - as an independent federal government agency with the following three objectives: (1) to create awareness in Ethiopian society that corruption will not be condoned or tolerated by promoting ethics and anti-corruption education; (2) to prevent corruption offenses and other improprieties; and (3) to strive to create and promote integrity in public services by detecting, investigating, and prosecuting suspected cases of corruption offenses and other improprieties. ... See More +

Working Paper 89534 MAY 01, 2014

Ababa, Addis

Enforcing environmental laws for strong economies and safe communities (English)

This roadmap for environmental and natural resources law enforcement (ENRLE) sets forth a course of action for the World Bank's ENRLE community of practice for FY2013-15. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 84396 FEB 01, 2014

India - Maharashtra rural water supply and sanitation program : fiduciary systems assessment (English)

A fiduciary systems assessment (FSA) was carried out to evaluate the arrangements relevant to the program and to determine whether they provide reasonable assurance that the program funds will be used for their intended purpose. ... See More +

Working Paper 87000 FEB 01, 2014

Mozambique - PFM for results program : integrated fiduciary systems assessment (English)

In preparation for the Public Financial Management (PFM) for Results Program, a Fiduciary Systems Assessment (FSA) covering financial management (FM), procurement, and fraud and corruption was conducted. ... See More +

Working Paper 89290 JAN 01, 2014

The World Bank Group Integrity Vice Presidency annual update : fiscal year 2014 (English)

The responsibility to build upon the World Bank Group's legacy of fighting corruption is imperative. In order for development to have a real impact, aid agencies, private sector firms, non-government organizations (NGOs), and governments must adhere to the same anti-corruption principles. ... See More +

Board Report 91247 JAN 01, 2014

Drivers of corruption (English)

Corruption is motivated by the possibility of securing something of value for oneself and one’s allies. The desire to secure benefits is a human trait and generally positive for development; various forms of rewards drive humans to get up in the morning, do a good job, and act responsibly. ... See More +

Publication 91642 JAN 01, 2014

Søreide, Tina

Public wrongs, private actions : civil lawsuits to recover stolen assets (English)

Corruption and thefts of public assets harm a diffuse set of victims, weakens confidence in public institutions, damages the private investment climate, and threatens the foundations of the society as a whole. ... See More +

Publication 89138 JAN 01, 2014

Brun, Jean Pierre

Crime and growth convergence : evidence from Mexico (English)

Scholars have often argued that crime deters growth, but the empirical literature assessing such effect is scarce. By exploiting cross-municipality income and crime data for Mexico -- a country that experienced a high increase in crime rates over the past decade -- this study circumvents two of the most common problems faced by researchers in this area. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6730 DEC 01, 2013

Enamorado, Ted; Lopez-Calva, Luis F.; Rodriguez-Castelan, Carlos

Left out of the bargain : settlements in foreign bribery cases and implications for asset recovery (English)

It is a conservative estimate that every year, through corruption, between 20 billion dollars and 40 billion dollars are diverted from developing countries and find safe haven in foreign jurisdictions. ... See More +

Publication 83154 NOV 15, 2013

Oduor, Jacinta Anyango; Fernando, Francisca M. U.; Flah, Agustin; Gottwald, Dorothee; Hauch, Jeanne M.; Mathias, Marianne; Park, Ji Won; Stolpe, Oliver

Removing impediments to sustainable economic development : the case of corruption (English)

This paper examines causes and consequences of corruption within the process of economic development. It starts by reviewing some of the factors that, over the past couple of decades, have transformed corruption from a subject on the sidelines of economic research to a central preoccupation of policy makers and donors in many countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6704 NOV 01, 2013

Lopez Claros, Augusto

Jordan - Enhancing Community-Driven Legal Aid Services to the Poor Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 81722 OCT 08, 2013

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Few and far : the hard facts on stolen asset recovery (English)
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SEP 15, 2014 90806 Publication
Asymmetric punishment as an instrument of corruption control (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6933 Policy Research Working Paper
How business community institutions can help fight corruption (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6954 Policy Research Working Paper
Fiscal risks from state-owned enterprises (Russian)
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JUN 01, 2014 89183 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Trends in crime and violence in Papua New Guinea (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 75057 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Survey on perception of the level of corruption by foreign investors in Ethiopia : final report (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 89534 Working Paper
India - Rajasthan Rural Livelihoods Project (RRLP) : procurement plan (Vol. 1 of 5) : Summary of procurement plan Aug 13 to July 14 (English)
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MAR 14, 2014 86046 Procurement Plan
India - Rajasthan Rural Livelihoods Project (RRLP) : procurement plan (Vol. 2 of 5) : Procurement plan for consultancy (English)
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MAR 14, 2014 86046 Procurement Plan
India - Rajasthan Rural Livelihoods Project (RRLP) : procurement plan (Vol. 4 of 5) : Procurement plan for consultancy (English)
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MAR 14, 2014 86046 Procurement Plan
Enforcing environmental laws for strong economies and safe communities (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 84396 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
India - Maharashtra rural water supply and sanitation program : fiduciary systems assessment (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 87000 Working Paper
Bangladesh - Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) progress report for FY11-15 and Municipal Governance and Services Project : joint chair summary (English)
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JAN 14, 2014 84039 Board Summary
Mozambique - PFM for results program : integrated fiduciary systems assessment (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 89290 Working Paper
The World Bank Group Integrity Vice Presidency annual update : fiscal year 2014 (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 91247 Board Report
Drivers of corruption (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 91642 Publication
Public wrongs, private actions : civil lawsuits to recover stolen assets (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 89138 Publication
Crime and growth convergence : evidence from Mexico (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6730 Policy Research Working Paper
Left out of the bargain : settlements in foreign bribery cases and implications for asset recovery (English)
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NOV 15, 2013 83154 Publication
Removing impediments to sustainable economic development : the case of corruption (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6704 Policy Research Working Paper
Jordan - Enhancing Community-Driven Legal Aid Services to the Poor Project : procurement plan (English)
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OCT 08, 2013 81722 Procurement Plan