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Democratic Republic of Congo - Establishing Capacity for Core Public Management Project (English)

Ratings for the Establishing Capacity for Core Public Management Project for Democratic Republic of Congo were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was substantial, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4032 JUL 15, 2017

Disclosed

Taxation without representation ? experimental evidence from Ghana and Uganda on citizen action toward taxes, oil, and aid (English)

Seminal arguments in political economy hold that citizens will more readily demand accountability from governments for taxes than for non-tax revenue from oil or aid. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8137 JUL 05, 2017

de la Cuesta,Brandon; Milner,Helen V.; Nielson,Daniel Lafayette; Knack,Stephen Disclosed

Chad - Public Financial Management Capacity Building Project (English)

Ratings for the Public Financial Management Capacity Building Project for Chad were as follows: outcomes were moderately unsatisfactory, risk to development outcome was low, Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4186 JUN 30, 2017

Disclosed

Morocco - Judicial Performance Enhancement for Service to Citizen Project (Mahkamati) (English)

Ratings for the Judicial Performance Enhancement for Service to Citizen Project (“Mahkamati”) for Morocco were as follows: outcomes were highly unsatisfactory, the risk to development outcome was negligible, the Bank performance was unsatisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4141 JUN 30, 2017

Disclosed

Uruguay - Institutions Building Technical Assistance Project (English)

Ratings for the Institutions Building Technical Assistance Project for Uruguay were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was low or negligible, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4065 JUN 30, 2017

Disclosed

Armenia - Lifeline Road Network Improvement Project : additional financing : environmental assessment (Vol. 8) : Environmental management plan for small scale road rehabilitation of the Martuni-Vaghashen-Vardenik of the Ra Gegharkunik Marz (English)

The objective of the Additional Financing of the Lifeline Road Network Improvement Project for Armenia is to improve access of rural communities to markets and services through upgrading of selected lifeline roads, and to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Transport and Communication to manage the lifeline road network. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3460 JUN 29, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

The effect of local governance on firm productivity and resource allocation : evidence from Vietnam (English)

Governance quality plays a key role in private sector development: competent bureaucrats not only create good policies and regulations, but also effectively implement them to shape the business environment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8118 JUN 27, 2017

Tan,Shawn Weiming; Tran,Trang Thu Disclosed

Biased policy professionals (English)

A large literature focuses on the biases of individuals and consumers, as well as "nudges" and other policies that can address those biases. Although policy decisions are often more consequential than those of individual consumers, there is a dearth of studies on the biases of policy professionals: those who prepare and implement policy on behalf of elected politicians. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8113 JUN 26, 2017

Banuri,Sheheryar; Dercon,Stefan; Gauri,Varun Disclosed

Biased policy professionals (English)

A large literature focuses on the biases of individuals and consumers, as well as "nudges" and other policies that can address those biases. Although policy decisions are often more consequential than those of individual consumers, there is a dearth of studies on the biases of policy professionals: those who prepare and implement policy on behalf of elected politicians. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8113 JUN 26, 2017

Banuri,Sheheryar; Dercon,Stefan; Gauri,Varun Disclosed

Comoros - Economic Governance Technical Assistance Project (English)

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

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4178 JUN 20, 2017

Disclosed

World development report 2017 : governance and women's economic and political participation - power inequalities, formal constraints, and norms (English)

What role do institutional constraints and social norms play in determining persistent gender gapsin economic and political participation and have institutional reforms been successful in reducing these gaps? ... See More +

World Development Report 116405 JUN 13, 2017

Milazzo,Annamaria; Goldstein,Markus P. Disclosed

Information technology and provision of national identification cards by the Bolivian police : evidence from two randomized natural field experiments (English)

This paper investigates the potential of information technology to improve public service delivery and empower citizens. The investigation uses two randomized natural experiments in the renewal of national identification cards by the Bolivian Police. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8083 JUN 01, 2017

Chong,Alberto; Salas,Gustavo Machicado; Yanez Pagans,Monica Disclosed

Haiti - Second Strengthening Agriculture Public Services Project : additional financing (English)

The objective of the Second Strengthening Agriculture Public Services Project for Haiti are to: (a) reinforce the capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development to provide or facilitate access to services in the agricultural sector; (b) increase market access to small producers and food security in Selected Areas; and (c) provide financial assistance in the case of an Agriculture Sector Emergency. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD2331 JUN 01, 2017

Disclosed

A review of the anthropological literature on the civil service (English)

This paper reviews anthropological literature on the topic of how and why civil services function as they do. The paper considers the formal and informal rules that structure bureaucratic practice, including the effects of institutional history or culture. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8081 MAY 31, 2017

Hoag,Colin Brewster; Hull,Matthew Disclosed

Cote d'Ivoire - Governance and Institutional Development Project (English)

Ratings for the Governance and Institutional Development Project for Cote d'Ivoire were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was Moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4061 MAY 31, 2017

Disclosed

Data-driven decision making in fragile contexts : evidence from Sudan (English)

Data deficiencies contribute to state fragility and exacerbate fragile states’ already limited capacity to provide basic services, public security and rule of law. ... See More +

Publication 115407 MAY 31, 2017

Hamilton,Alexander James; Hammer,Craig Disclosed

Deterring kickbacks and encouraging entry in public procurement markets : evidence from firm surveys in 88 developing countries (English)

There is relatively little systematic evidence on the links between procurement systems and outcomes such as competition and corruption levels. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8078 MAY 30, 2017

Knack,Stephen; Biletska,Nataliya; Kacker,Kanishka Disclosed

Predicting conflict (English)

This paper studies the performance of alternative prediction models for conflict. The analysis contrasts the performance of conventional approaches based on predicted probabilities generated by binary response regressions and random forests with two unconventional classification algorithms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8075 MAY 26, 2017

Celiku,Bledi; Kraay,Aart C. Disclosed

Turkey - Municipal Services Project (English)

Ratings for the Municipal Services Project (MSP) for Turkey were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was low, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3998 MAY 23, 2017

Disclosed

Republic of Congo - PEMFAR : implementing public financial management reforms to stimulate growth and achieve shared prosperity (French)

La République du Congo possède de nombreuses ressources qui peuvent être mises à profit pour bâtir une économie solide et robuste. Ces ressources sont : le pétrole, les minerais, les terres arables et une population jeune. ... See More +

Other Public Sector Study ACS14289 MAY 22, 2017

English Disclosed

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Democratic Republic of Congo - Establishing Capacity for Core Public Management Project (English)
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JUL 15, 2017 ICR4032 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Taxation without representation ? experimental evidence from Ghana and Uganda on citizen action toward taxes, oil, and aid (English)
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JUL 05, 2017 WPS8137 Policy Research Working Paper
Chad - Public Financial Management Capacity Building Project (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 ICR4186 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Morocco - Judicial Performance Enhancement for Service to Citizen Project (Mahkamati) (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 ICR4141 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Uruguay - Institutions Building Technical Assistance Project (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 ICR4065 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Armenia - Lifeline Road Network Improvement Project : additional financing : environmental assessment (Vol. 8) : Environmental management plan for small scale road rehabilitation of the Martuni-Vaghashen-Vardenik of the Ra Gegharkunik Marz (English)
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JUN 29, 2017 SFG3460 Environmental Assessment
The effect of local governance on firm productivity and resource allocation : evidence from Vietnam (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 WPS8118 Policy Research Working Paper
Biased policy professionals (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 WPS8113 Policy Research Working Paper
Biased policy professionals (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 WPS8113 Policy Research Working Paper
Comoros - Economic Governance Technical Assistance Project (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 ICR4178 Implementation Completion and Results Report
World development report 2017 : governance and women's economic and political participation - power inequalities, formal constraints, and norms (English)
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JUN 13, 2017 116405 World Development Report
Information technology and provision of national identification cards by the Bolivian police : evidence from two randomized natural field experiments (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 WPS8083 Policy Research Working Paper
Haiti - Second Strengthening Agriculture Public Services Project : additional financing (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 PAD2331 Project Paper
A review of the anthropological literature on the civil service (English)
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MAY 31, 2017 WPS8081 Policy Research Working Paper
Cote d'Ivoire - Governance and Institutional Development Project (English)
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MAY 31, 2017 ICR4061 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Data-driven decision making in fragile contexts : evidence from Sudan (English)
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MAY 31, 2017 115407 Publication
Deterring kickbacks and encouraging entry in public procurement markets : evidence from firm surveys in 88 developing countries (English)
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MAY 30, 2017 WPS8078 Policy Research Working Paper
Predicting conflict (English)
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MAY 26, 2017 WPS8075 Policy Research Working Paper
Turkey - Municipal Services Project (English)
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MAY 23, 2017 ICR3998 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Republic of Congo - PEMFAR : implementing public financial management reforms to stimulate growth and achieve shared prosperity (French)
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MAY 22, 2017 ACS14289 Other Public Sector Study English