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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

Toward more efficient and effective public social spending in Central America (English)

Central America has come a long way both in terms of economic and political stability. Increasingly the region is focusing on implementing productivity-enhancing reforms as well as supporting reductions in poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Publication 115209 MAY 18, 2017

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Gindling,Thomas; Pena,Christine Lao Disclosed

Sierra Leone - Public Financial Management Improvement and Consolidation Project : additional financing and restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Public Financial Management Improvement and Consolidation Project for Sierra Leone will strengthen the overall development impact of the PFMICP,adjust the World Bank’s assistance to better reflect changing government priorities andcircumstances, and enhance the overall achievement.the overall project will be restructured to (a) revise the Project development objective; (b) revise several components to reflect new and dropped activities; (c) revise the Results Framework and Monitoring to reflect the additional financing (AF) and progress to date; and (d) extend the closing date by two years, to March 31, 2020. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD2235 MAY 16, 2017

Disclosed

Securing development : public finance and the security sector - a guide to public expenditure reviews in the security and criminal justice sectors (English)

This book highlights the role played by public finance in the delivery of security and criminal justice services. It seeks to strengthen policy and operational dialogue on security sector issues by providing national and international stakeholders with key information on security expenditure policy and management. ... See More +

Publication 115405 MAY 11, 2017

Harborne,Bernard; Dorotinsky,William Leslie; Bisca,Paul Maximilian Disclosed

Burkina Faso - Local Government Support Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG3336 MAY 10, 2017

Ranaivoarivelo,Herimpamonjy Mavoarisoa Disclosed

Serbia - Public Sector Rightsizing and Restructuring Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 115774 MAY 08, 2017

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

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

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

Afghanistan development update (English)

The Afghanistan Development Update, which is published twice a year, provides a comprehensive report of the state of the Afghan economy. It covers recent economic developments and outlines the medium-term outlook for Afghanistan. ... See More +

Working Paper 115229 MAY 01, 2017

Joya,Mohammad Omar; Farahi,Mohammad Aman; Wieser,Christina; Nassif,Claudia Dari, Disclosed

Afghanistan development update : د افغانستان اقتصادي راپور (Pashto)

The Afghanistan Development Update, which is published twice a year, provides a comprehensive report of the state of the Afghan economy. It covers recent economic developments and outlines the medium-term outlook for Afghanistan. ... See More +

Working Paper 115229 MAY 01, 2017

Joya,Mohammad Omar; Farahi,Mohammad Aman; Wieser,Christina; Nassif,Claudia Disclosed

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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
Toward more efficient and effective public social spending in Central America (English)
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MAY 18, 2017 115209 Publication
Sierra Leone - Public Financial Management Improvement and Consolidation Project : additional financing and restructuring (English)
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MAY 16, 2017 PAD2235 Project Paper
Securing development : public finance and the security sector - a guide to public expenditure reviews in the security and criminal justice sectors (English)
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MAY 11, 2017 115405 Publication
Burkina Faso - Local Government Support Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)
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MAY 10, 2017 SFG3336 Environmental Assessment
Serbia - Public Sector Rightsizing and Restructuring Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAY 08, 2017 115774 Procurement Plan
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
Who serves the poor ? surveying civil servants in the developing world (English)
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MAY 04, 2017 WPS8051 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Afghanistan development update (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115229 Working Paper Dari,
Afghanistan development update : د افغانستان اقتصادي راپور (Pashto)
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MAY 01, 2017 115229 Working Paper