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World Bank policy lending and the quality of public sector governance (English)

This study investigates the impact of World Bank development policy lending for public sector governance on the quality of public sector management and institutions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7267 MAY 15, 2015

Smets,Lodewijk; Knack,Stephen

The dark side of disclosure : evidence of government expropriation from worldwide firms (English)

This paper studies the effects of voluntary accounting information disclosure through auditing on firm access to finance, exposure to corruption, and sales growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7254 MAY 04, 2015

Liu,Tingting; Ullah,Barkat; Wei,Zuobao; Xu,L. Colin

Madagascar - Second Governance and Institutional Development Project : implementation completion and results report (English)

The Second Governance and Institutional Development Project for Madagascar received a moderately unsatisfactory development outcome with high risk to development outcome. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3290 APR 30, 2015

Opening the black box : the contextual drivers of social accountability (English)

Opening the black box: contextual drivers of social accountability effectiveness focuses on social accountability (SA), a form of citizen engagement defined in World Bank reports as the ‘extent and capability of citizens to hold the state accountable and make it responsive to their needs’ (World Bank 2012). ... See More +

Publication 95809 APR 11, 2015

Grandvoinnet, Helene; Aslam, Ghazia; Raha, Shomikho

Trust, voice, and incentives : learning from local success stories in service delivery in the Middle East and North Africa - overview (English)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is a rising middle-income region, and its citizens rightly expect quality public services. Yet too often they experience disappointment; students attending local schools are insufficiently prepared for the 21st century economy, and those needing health care too often find that public clinics have no doctors or medicines. ... See More +

Working Paper 95737 APR 01, 2015

Brixi,Hana Polackova; Lust,Ellen Marie; Woolcock,Michael French, Arabic

Burundi - Strengthening Institutional Capacity for Government Effectiveness Project (English)

The objective of the Strengthening Institutional Capacity for Government Effectiveness Project for Burundi is to strengthen government institutional capacity to improve fiscal management. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1255 APR 01, 2015

Trust, voice, and incentives : learning from local success stories in service delivery in the Middle East and North Africa - overview : Confiance, voix au chapitre et mesures incitatives : tirer des lecons du succes dans la prestation de services au niveau local au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord - apercu (French)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is a rising middle-income region, and its citizens rightly expect quality public services. Yet too often they experience disappointment; students attending local schools are insufficiently prepared for the 21st century economy, and those needing health care too often find that public clinics have no doctors or medicines. ... See More +

Working Paper 95737 APR 01, 2015

Brixi,Hana Polackova; Lust,Ellen Marie; Woolcock,Michael English, Arabic

Trust, voice, and incentives : learning from local success stories in service delivery in the Middle East and North Africa - overview (Arabic)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is a rising middle-income region, and its citizens rightly expect quality public services. Yet too often they experience disappointment; students attending local schools are insufficiently prepared for the 21st century economy, and those needing health care too often find that public clinics have no doctors or medicines. ... See More +

Working Paper 95737 APR 01, 2015

Brixi,Hana Polackova; Lust,Ellen Marie; Woolcock,Michael English, French

Myanmar - Country partnership framework for the period FY15-17 (English)

The Country Partnership Framework (CPF) will succeed the Myanmar interim strategy note (FY13-14) and be the first full country strategy for Myanmar since 1984. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 95183 MAR 31, 2015

Cambodia - Demand for Good Governance Project (English)

The Demand for Good Governance Project for Cambodia received a moderately satisfactory outcome rating with substantial risk to development outcome. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3293 MAR 31, 2015

Recovery and peace buiding assessment : analysis of crisis impacts and needs in Eastern Ukraine : Synthesis report (English)

In mid-2014, the Government of Ukraine (GoU) requested technical assistance and financial support from the inter¬national community to assess and plan priority recovery and peacebuilding efforts in the conflict-affected regions of eastern Ukraine. ... See More +

Working Paper 96487 MAR 01, 2015

Toward more effective and legitimate institutions to handle problems of justice in Solomon Islands (English)

This policy note summarizes key lessons and conclusions from the World Banks engagement in Solomon Islands under the justice for the poor program, which has been active in that country since 2009. ... See More +

Policy Note 94716 MAR 01, 2015

Porter, Douglas; Isser, Deborah; Venning, Philippa

Effects of the internet on participation : study of a public policy referendum in Brazil (English)

Does online voting mobilize citizens who otherwise would not participate? During the annual participatory budgeting vote in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil -- the worlds largest -- Internet voters were asked whether they would have participated had there not been an online voting option (i-voting). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7204 FEB 26, 2015

Spada,Paolo; Mellon,Jonathan; Peixoto,Tiago Carneiro; Sjoberg,Fredrik Matias

Serbia - First Programmatic State Owned Enterprises Reform Development Policy Loan Program Project (English)

The program development objectives (PDOs) of the First Programmatic State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Reform Development Policy Loan (DPL) Program Project for Serbia are to reduce state participation and level of direct and indirect support to the real sector, enhance SOE performance, governance and accountability, and mitigate the short term social and labor impacts of the SOEs restructuring and disposition plans. ... See More +

Program Document 67435 FEB 26, 2015

Guinea-Bissau - Public Sector Strengthening Project (English)

The objective of the Public Sector Strengthening Project for Guinea-Bissau is to assist the Government to re-establish basic systems for public financial management. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1197 FEB 25, 2015

Benin - Tenth Poverty Reduction Support Credit Project (English)

The development objective for the Tenth Poverty Reduction Support Credit Project for Benin is to boost real economic growth, reduce poverty and increase opportunities for equitable growth. ... See More +

Program Document 93606 FEB 18, 2015

Morocco - Second Transparency and Accountability Development Policy Loan Project (English)

Project Information Document 96374 FEB 11, 2015

Building public participation in Kenyas devolved government : overview of key challenges and opportunities for enhancing participation in newly devolved institutions and systems : Building public participation in Kenya (English)

Kenya has embarked on a highly ambitious decentralization that seeks to fundamentally change the relationship between government and citizens under the 2010 Constitution. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 94497 FEB 01, 2015

Finch,Christopher; Omolo,Annette Akinyi

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World Bank policy lending and the quality of public sector governance (English)
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MAY 15, 2015 WPS7267 Policy Research Working Paper
The dark side of disclosure : evidence of government expropriation from worldwide firms (English)
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MAY 04, 2015 WPS7254 Policy Research Working Paper
Madagascar - Second Governance and Institutional Development Project : implementation completion and results report (English)
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APR 30, 2015 ICR3290 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Congo, Democratic Republic of - Public Financial Management and Accountability Project : procurement plan (French)
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APR 20, 2015 95942 Procurement Plan
Opening the black box : the contextual drivers of social accountability (English)
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APR 11, 2015 95809 Publication
Trust, voice, and incentives : learning from local success stories in service delivery in the Middle East and North Africa - overview (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95737 Working Paper French, Arabic
Burundi - Strengthening Institutional Capacity for Government Effectiveness Project (English)
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APR 01, 2015 PAD1255 Project Appraisal Document
Trust, voice, and incentives : learning from local success stories in service delivery in the Middle East and North Africa - overview : Confiance, voix au chapitre et mesures incitatives : tirer des lecons du succes dans la prestation de services au niveau local au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord - apercu (French)
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APR 01, 2015 95737 Working Paper English, Arabic
Trust, voice, and incentives : learning from local success stories in service delivery in the Middle East and North Africa - overview (Arabic)
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APR 01, 2015 95737 Working Paper English, French
Myanmar - Country partnership framework for the period FY15-17 (English)
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MAR 31, 2015 95183 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Statement of development credits for March 2015 (Vol. 2) : East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, and Africa (English)
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MAR 31, 2015 96167 Working Paper
Cambodia - Demand for Good Governance Project (English)
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MAR 31, 2015 ICR3293 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Recovery and peace buiding assessment : analysis of crisis impacts and needs in Eastern Ukraine : Synthesis report (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 96487 Working Paper
Toward more effective and legitimate institutions to handle problems of justice in Solomon Islands (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94716 Policy Note
Effects of the internet on participation : study of a public policy referendum in Brazil (English)
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FEB 26, 2015 WPS7204 Policy Research Working Paper
Serbia - First Programmatic State Owned Enterprises Reform Development Policy Loan Program Project (English)
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FEB 26, 2015 67435 Program Document
Guinea-Bissau - Public Sector Strengthening Project (English)
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FEB 25, 2015 PAD1197 Project Appraisal Document
Benin - Tenth Poverty Reduction Support Credit Project (English)
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FEB 18, 2015 93606 Program Document
Morocco - Second Transparency and Accountability Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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FEB 11, 2015 96374 Project Information Document
Building public participation in Kenyas devolved government : overview of key challenges and opportunities for enhancing participation in newly devolved institutions and systems : Building public participation in Kenya (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94497 Working Paper (Numbered Series)