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Promoting democracy in fragile states : insights from a field experiment in Liberia (English)

A field experiment in rural Liberia is used to study democratic participation in fragile states. Fragile states are marked by political fragmentation, local patronage systems, and voter vulnerability. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7370 JUL 15, 2015

Mvukiyehe,Eric; Samii,Cyrus Dara

Deliberation and development : Rethinking the role of voice and collective action in unequal societies (English)

This book brings together two fields that rarely converse with one another: deliberative democracy and development studies. The study of deliberation— which explores normative and practical questions around group-based decision making via discussion or debate, particularly as analternate or supplement to voting or bargaining—has emerged as a critical part of the debate on democracy over the last two decades. ... See More +

Publication 98134 JUL 13, 2015

Heller, Patrick [editor]; Rao,Vijayendra

Electoral rules and political selection : theory and evidence from a field experiment in Afghanistan (English)

Voters commonly face a choice between competent candidates and those with policy preferences similar to their own. This paper explores how electoral rules, such as district magnitude, mediate this trade-off and affect the composition of representative bodies and policy outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7361 JUL 13, 2015

Beath,Andrew; Christia,Fotini; Egorov,Georgy; Enikolopov,Ruben

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 641 : transfer from surplus to replenish the trust fund for Gaza and West Bank (English)

On June 9, 2015, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors adopted resolution number six hundred and forty-one. ... See More +

Board Report 97258 JUN 09, 2015

Credit ratings and fiscal responsibility (English)

The authors build on the findings from an earlier analysis, adding to the evidence base for the notion that credit rating agencies contribute to fiscal sustainability. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 97556 JUN 01, 2015

Hanusch,Marek; Vaaler,Paul Martin

The republic of beliefs : a new approach to ‘law and economics’ (English)

The discipline of law and economics deals with wide-ranging topics, from competition and environmental policy to crime control, and has been instrumental in determining how an economy performs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7259 MAY 07, 2015

Basu,Kaushik

Statement by Rt. Hon. Justine Greening and Rt. Hon. George Osborne at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)

This is a statement by Rt. Hon. Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development and Rt. Hon. George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer at the ninety first meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015. ... See More +

Board Report 95913 APR 18, 2015

Ninety-First Development Committee Meeting (April 18, 2015) : statement by Lilianne Ploumen (English)

This report is the ninety-first meeting of the Development Committee (Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Governors of the Bank and the Fund on the Transfer of Real Resources to Developing Countries), which took place April 18, 2015. ... See More +

Board Report 95958 APR 18, 2015

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

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

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

Kenyas 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 countrys 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 Kenyas 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 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

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 : Koreas 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

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Promoting democracy in fragile states : insights from a field experiment in Liberia (English)
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JUL 15, 2015 WPS7370 Policy Research Working Paper
Deliberation and development : Rethinking the role of voice and collective action in unequal societies (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 98134 Publication
Electoral rules and political selection : theory and evidence from a field experiment in Afghanistan (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 WPS7361 Policy Research Working Paper
Burkina Faso - Youth Employment and Skills Development Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation des marches (French,English)
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JUL 13, 2015 98037 Procurement Plan
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 641 : transfer from surplus to replenish the trust fund for Gaza and West Bank (English)
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JUN 09, 2015 97258 Board Report
Committee on Governance and Executive Directors’ Administrative Matters : minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 and record of endorsements March 26 thru June 2 (English)
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JUN 02, 2015 97144 Minutes
Credit ratings and fiscal responsibility (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97556 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Central African Republic - Emergency Public Services Response Project : additional financing - chair summary (English)
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MAY 19, 2015 96583 Board Summary
The republic of beliefs : a new approach to ‘law and economics’ (English)
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MAY 07, 2015 WPS7259 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Rt. Hon. Justine Greening and Rt. Hon. George Osborne at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)
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APR 18, 2015 95913 Board Report
Ninety-First Development Committee Meeting (April 18, 2015) : statement by Lilianne Ploumen (English)
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APR 18, 2015 95958 Board Report
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 Kenyas 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 Kenyas 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 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)
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 : Koreas experience on participatory auditing (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 95079 Working Paper