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Elections and embezzlement : experimental evidence from Burkina Faso (English)

Can democratic elections reduce rent extraction by public decision makers? Existing research suggests that reelection incentives can reduce the embezzlement of public funds. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8067 MAY 17, 2017

Lierl,Malte Disclosed

Documenting Myanmar's social transformation : insights from six rounds of research on livelihoods and social change in rural communities (English)

This paper presents the initial findings from six rounds of research conducted between 2012 and 2016 on livelihoods and social change in rural Myanmar, undertaken as part of the Qualitative Social and Economic Monitoring initiative. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8055 MAY 10, 2017

Pursch,Samuel James; Woodhouse,Andrea Fitri; Woolcock,Michael; Zurstrassen,Matthew Pierre Disclosed

Who serves the poor ? surveying civil servants in the developing world (English)

Who are the civil servants that serve poor people in the developing world? This paper uses direct surveys of civil servants -- the professional body of administrators who manage government policy -- and their organizations from Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan and the Philippines, to highlight key aspects of their characteristics and experience of civil service life. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8051 MAY 04, 2017

Rogger,Daniel Oliver Disclosed

Vietnam - Medium Cities Development Project : additional financing : resettlement plan : Kế hoạch tái định cư (Vietnamese)

The development objective of the Additional Financing for Medium Cities Development Project for Vietnam is to increase access to improved urban infrastructure services in three selected medium sized cities, Lao Cai, Phu Ly, and Vinh, in a sustainable and efficient manner. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG2691 MAY 04, 2017

Nguyen,Giang Thi Huong English Disclosed

The misallocation of pay and productivity in the public sector : evidence from the labor market for teachers (English)

This paper uses a unique dataset of both public and private sector primary school teachers and their students to present among the first estimates in a low-income country of (a) teacher effectiveness; (b) teacher value added (TVA) and its correlates; and (c) the link between TVA and teacher wages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8050 MAY 04, 2017

Bau,Natalie; Das,Jishnu Disclosed

Participatory budgeting in Kenya : counties - Makueni, West Pokot, Baringo, Kwale, and Elgeyo Marakwet (English)

Participatory budgeting (PB) is being tested in five counties as a way to achieve more inclusive and effective citizen engagement processes while complying with national legal provisions. ... See More +

Working Paper 114992 MAY 01, 2017

Disclosed

Niger - Reform Management and Technical Assistance Project (English)

Ratings for the Reform Management and Technical Assistance (RMTA) Project for Niger were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was significant, Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4055 APR 26, 2017

Disclosed

India - Himachal Pradesh Public Financial Management Capacity Building Program Project (English)

The development objective of Himachal Pradesh Public Financial Management Capacity Building Program Project for India is to improve the efficiency of Public Expenditure Management and Tax Administration in Himachal Pradesh. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 109448 APR 24, 2017

Disclosed

Statement by H.E. Jie Xiao at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. H.E. Jie Xiao, Minister of Finance at the ninety-fifth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017. He discusses on: implementing the forward look to promote more inclusive and sustainable growth; promoting voice reform to guide global economic governance; and serving all member countries and increasing value added in the cooperation with middle income countries. ... See More +

Board Report 114570 APR 22, 2017

Disclosed

Marshall Islands and the Pacific Community - Second Phase of Pacific Resilience Projects (English)

The objective of the Second Phase of Pacific Resilience Projects in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is to strengthen early warning systems, climate resilient investments in shoreline protection, and to provide immediate and effective response to an eligible crisis or emergency. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2128 APR 18, 2017

Disclosed

Arithmetics and politics of domestic resource mobilization (English)

The 2015 United Nations resolution on Financing for Development stresses the importance of effective resource mobilization and use of domestic resources to pursue sustainable development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8029 APR 17, 2017

Bolch,Kimberly Blair; Ceriani,Lidia; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe Disclosed

Senegal - Enhancing Gas Market Governance Technical Assistance Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation de marches (French)

Procurement Plan 114484 APR 14, 2017

Disclosed

Driving performance from the center : Malaysia’s experience with PEMANDU (English)

Many governments have introduced delivery units (DUs) to tackle pressing implementation challenges, deliver on key political priorities, and better respond to citizen needs. ... See More +

Working Paper 114270 APR 13, 2017

Disclosed

Uganda - Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers Program for Results Project (English)

Program Information Document PIDA113886 APR 11, 2017

Dobronogov,Anton Disclosed

Engaging citizens for better development results : An IEG evaluation of World Bank Group citizen engagement (English)

This proposed evaluation aims to inform the Board and Management of the World Bank Group on the effectiveness of World Bank Group citizen engagement (CE) activities to support development processes and outcomes. ... See More +

Working Paper 114747 APR 04, 2017

Independent Evaluation Group Disclosed

The State of identification systems in Africa – a synthesis of country assessments (English)

The ability to prove one's identity is a cornerstone of participation in modern life, yet over 1.5 billion people lack proof of legal identity. ... See More +

Working Paper 114628 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 10) : Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Project Report for the rehabilitation of Kenol Hospital Road in Murang'a county (English)

The objective of the Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project for Kenya is to strengthen governance and service delivery in the Nairobi Metropolitan area. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1405 MAR 29, 2017

Babijes,Roderick M. Disclosed

Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 9) : Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Project Report for the construction of selected Kangundo Roads (English)

The objective of the Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project for Kenya is to strengthen governance and service delivery in the Nairobi Metropolitan area. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1405 MAR 29, 2017

Babijes,Roderick M. Disclosed

Togo - Financial Sector and Governance Project (English)

Ratings for the Financial Sector and Governance Project for Togo were as follows: outcomes were moderately unsatisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3979 MAR 28, 2017

Disclosed

The political economy of energy subsidy reform (English)

This book proposes a simple framework for understanding the political economy of subsidy reform andapplies it to four in-depth country studies covering more than 30 distinct episodes of reform.Five key lessons emerge. ... See More +

Publication 113262 MAR 22, 2017

Inchauste,Gabriela; Victor,David G. Disclosed

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Elections and embezzlement : experimental evidence from Burkina Faso (English)
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MAY 17, 2017 WPS8067 Policy Research Working Paper
Documenting Myanmar's social transformation : insights from six rounds of research on livelihoods and social change in rural communities (English)
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MAY 10, 2017 WPS8055 Policy Research Working Paper
Who serves the poor ? surveying civil servants in the developing world (English)
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MAY 04, 2017 WPS8051 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Medium Cities Development Project : additional financing : resettlement plan : Kế hoạch tái định cư (Vietnamese)
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MAY 04, 2017 SFG2691 Resettlement Plan English
The misallocation of pay and productivity in the public sector : evidence from the labor market for teachers (English)
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MAY 04, 2017 WPS8050 Policy Research Working Paper
Participatory budgeting in Kenya : counties - Makueni, West Pokot, Baringo, Kwale, and Elgeyo Marakwet (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 114992 Working Paper
Niger - Reform Management and Technical Assistance Project (English)
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APR 26, 2017 ICR4055 Implementation Completion and Results Report
India - Himachal Pradesh Public Financial Management Capacity Building Program Project (English)
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APR 24, 2017 109448 Project Appraisal Document
Statement by H.E. Jie Xiao at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)
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APR 22, 2017 114570 Board Report
Marshall Islands and the Pacific Community - Second Phase of Pacific Resilience Projects (English)
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APR 18, 2017 PAD2128 Project Appraisal Document
Arithmetics and politics of domestic resource mobilization (English)
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APR 17, 2017 WPS8029 Policy Research Working Paper
Senegal - Enhancing Gas Market Governance Technical Assistance Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation de marches (French)
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APR 14, 2017 114484 Procurement Plan
Driving performance from the center : Malaysia’s experience with PEMANDU (English)
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APR 13, 2017 114270 Working Paper
Uganda - Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers Program for Results Project (English)
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APR 11, 2017 PIDA113886 Program Information Document
Engaging citizens for better development results : An IEG evaluation of World Bank Group citizen engagement (English)
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APR 04, 2017 114747 Working Paper
The State of identification systems in Africa – a synthesis of country assessments (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114628 Working Paper
Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 10) : Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Project Report for the rehabilitation of Kenol Hospital Road in Murang'a county (English)
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MAR 29, 2017 SFG1405 Environmental Assessment
Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 9) : Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Project Report for the construction of selected Kangundo Roads (English)
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MAR 29, 2017 SFG1405 Environmental Assessment
Togo - Financial Sector and Governance Project (English)
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MAR 28, 2017 ICR3979 Implementation Completion and Results Report
The political economy of energy subsidy reform (English)
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MAR 22, 2017 113262 Publication