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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 world's 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

Practical approaches for county governments to facilitate public participation in the planning and budget process (English)

Kenya's new Constitution and supportive legal framework contain multiple provisions requiring both national government and counties to make information publicly available and consult with citizens in planning and budgeting. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 94502 FEB 01, 2015

Omolo,Annette Akinyi; Nizam,Rabya

Participation in Kenya's local development funds : reviewing the past to inform the future : Participation in Kenya (English)

Kenya's new Constitution mandates a new era of public participation in government, particularly within the devolved government structure. The new devolved structures can benefit from reviewing the country's prior experience with participation in decentralized funds. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 94499 FEB 01, 2015

Finch,Christopher; Omolo,Annette Akinyi

Basic requirements for public participation in Kenya's legal framework : Basic requirements for 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) 94498 FEB 01, 2015

Nizam,Rabya; Muriu,Abraham Rugo

Building public participation in Kenya's 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

Guide to legislative drafting in Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) (English)

The development of a regulatory framework which meets international standards is a major concern in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, as it is key not only to fostering economic development but also to ensuring the wellbeing of its citizens. ... See More +

Brief 94212 FEB 01, 2015

Cuvillier, Emmanuel; Almaroof, Salam; Diab, Razi

One year on : review of county initiatives in public participation in the roll out of devolution (English)

The roll-out of devolution has been formally underway since March 2013 when county governments were established under the 2010 Constitution. The period under review is April 2013 to June 2014, which enables observations of public engagement in preparation of the 2013-2014 county budgets (between April-June 2013) and the 2014-2015 county budgets (between September 2013-June 2014). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 94501 FEB 01, 2015

Nizam, Rabya; Muriu, Abraham Rugo

Long-run effects of democracy on income inequality : evidence from repeated cross-sections (English)

This paper assesses the link between democracy and inequality. Inequality is measured at the cohort level with pseudo-panel data built from nine Latin American countries' household surveys (1995-2009, biannual). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7153 JAN 01, 2015

Balcazar, Carlos Felipe

Side by side with people : Korea's experience on participatory auditing (English)

The Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea (hereinafter referred to as BAI) has gradually expanded the dimensions of its cooperative relationship with the citizenry since its establishment. ... See More +

Working Paper 95079 JAN 01, 2015

Establishing grant making committees : what works, what doesn't work, and why? (English)

In the Demand for Good Governance (DFGG) project in Cambodia, it was agreed at project appraisal that grants to non-state actors would be selected through an independent, multi-stakeholder grant making committee. ... See More +

Brief 92170 JAN 01, 2015

Dolk, Andreas; Plummer, Janelle [editor]

Briefing book from development partners of Moldova (English)

The community of development partners in the Republic of Moldova would be honored to engage in the development policy dialogue with the new Government. ... See More +

Working Paper 95250 JAN 01, 2015

Romanian

Briefing book from development partners of Moldova : Note informative din partea partenerilor de dezvoltare ai Moldovei (Romanian)

The community of development partners in the Republic of Moldova would be honored to engage in the development policy dialogue with the new Government. ... See More +

Working Paper 95250 JAN 01, 2015

English

Local foundations for better governance : A Review of Ghazala Mansuri and Vijayendra Rao's Localizing Development (English)

In Localizing Development, Mansuri and Rao survey theory and evidence for development strategies based on local community empowerment. This note extends their theoretical argument by focusing on local government as a vital source of new leadership. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7131 DEC 01, 2014

Myerson, Roger B.

Statement by Joe Oliver at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Joe Oliver at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. He discusses On behalf of Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean countries that comprise our constituency, I would like to express our appreciation and support for the leadership of the World Bank Group over the past year, particularly as it has responded to a number of urgent crises. ... See More +

Board Report 91390 OCT 11, 2014

Oliver, Joe

Statement by Lilianne Ploumen at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Lilianne Ploumen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. ... See More +

Board Report 91405 OCT 11, 2014

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors resolution ; no. 96 : financial statements and the report of the independent accountants (English)

On October 10, 2014, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors adopted resolution number ninety six. It was resolved that, the Council of Governors of the Agency considers the Financial Statements, and the Report of Independent Accountants included in the 2014 annual report, as fulfilling the requirements of article 29 of the MIGA convention and of section 16(b) of the by-laws of the agency. ... See More +

Board Report 91860 OCT 10, 2014

International Development Association (IDA) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 235 : financial statements, accountants’ report and administrative budget (English)

On October 10, 2014, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors adopted resolution number two hundred and thirty five. ... See More +

Board Report 91858 OCT 10, 2014

International Finance Corporation (IFC) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 260 : financial statements, accountant's report, administrative budget and designations of retained earnings (English)

On October 10, 2014, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors adopted resolution number two hundred and sixty. ... See More +

Board Report 91859 OCT 10, 2014

Governors and governing institutions: a comparative study of state-business relations in Russia's regions (English)

The paper uses the latest 2011 round of the Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey for the Russian Federation, which for the first time was designed to be representative of Russian regions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7038 SEP 01, 2014

Sharafutdinova, Gulnaz; Kisunko, Gregory

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 637 : changes in retirement benefits for Executive Directors and their Alternates (English)

On August 5, 2014, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors adopted resolution number six hundred and thirty-seven. ... See More +

Board Report 90097 AUG 05, 2014

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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
Practical approaches for county governments to facilitate public participation in the planning and budget process (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94502 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Participation in Kenya's local development funds : reviewing the past to inform the future : Participation in Kenya (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94499 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Basic requirements for public participation in Kenya's legal framework : Basic requirements for public participation in Kenya (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94498 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Building public participation in Kenya's 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)
Guide to legislative drafting in Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94212 Brief
One year on : review of county initiatives in public participation in the roll out of devolution (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94501 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Long-run effects of democracy on income inequality : evidence from repeated cross-sections (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7153 Policy Research Working Paper
Side by side with people : Korea's experience on participatory auditing (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 95079 Working Paper
Establishing grant making committees : what works, what doesn't work, and why? (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 92170 Brief
Briefing book from development partners of Moldova (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 95250 Working Paper Romanian
Briefing book from development partners of Moldova : Note informative din partea partenerilor de dezvoltare ai Moldovei (Romanian)
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JAN 01, 2015 95250 Working Paper English
Local foundations for better governance : A Review of Ghazala Mansuri and Vijayendra Rao's Localizing Development (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7131 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Joe Oliver at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91390 Board Report
Statement by Lilianne Ploumen at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91405 Board Report
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors resolution ; no. 96 : financial statements and the report of the independent accountants (English)
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OCT 10, 2014 91860 Board Report
International Development Association (IDA) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 235 : financial statements, accountants’ report and administrative budget (English)
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OCT 10, 2014 91858 Board Report
International Finance Corporation (IFC) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 260 : financial statements, accountant's report, administrative budget and designations of retained earnings (English)
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OCT 10, 2014 91859 Board Report
Governors and governing institutions: a comparative study of state-business relations in Russia's regions (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7038 Policy Research Working Paper
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 637 : changes in retirement benefits for Executive Directors and their Alternates (English)
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AUG 05, 2014 90097 Board Report