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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

A practical guide to increasing mining local procurement in West Africa (English)

This document provides information, guidance and tools to support decision-making, planning and implementation of mining local procurement in West Africa, in particular at a country level. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS6324 FEB 01, 2015

A practical guide to increasing mining local procurement in West Africa : Guide pratique pour accroître l'approvisionnement local dans le secteur minier en Afrique de l'Ouest (French)

This document provides information, guidance and tools to support decision-making, planning and implementation of mining local procurement in West Africa, in particular at a country level. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS6324 FEB 01, 2015

Supporting women's agro-enterprises in Africa with ICT : a feasibility study in Zambia and Kenya (English)

A new generation of information and communication technologies (ICTs) is finding a small foothold among poor, small-scale farmers in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 93077 FEB 01, 2015

The internet as a general-purpose technology : firm-level evidence from around the world (English)

This paper uses firm-level data to assess whether telecommunication services are general-purpose technologies (technologies that benefit a large segment of the economy and have long-lasting effect). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7192 FEB 01, 2015

Clarke, George R.G.; Qiang, Christine Zhenwei; Xu, Lixin Colin

Expanding access to early childhood development : using interactive audio instruction (English)

The returns to investments in early childhood development (ECD) are manifold and can include improved school readiness, reduced drop-out rates, higher labor force productivity and greater social cohesion. ... See More +

Working Paper 94010 FEB 01, 2015

Christina, Rachel; Louge, Nathalie

Nigeria - Statistical Development Project (English)

The Statistical Development Project for Nigeria received a satisfactory outcome with moderate risk to development outcome. The Bank received a satisfactory rating while the Borrower was rated moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3203 JAN 30, 2015

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Concept Stage) - Burkina Faso Sahel Growth Pole - P146571 (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSC11757 JAN 16, 2015

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Papua New Guinea Rural Communications Project (English)

More than 80 percent of Papua New Guinea's population lives in rural areas. Most of these people depend on subsistence activities such as smallholder farming and fishing as well as alluvial mining and betel nut sales for their livelihoods. ... See More +

Brief 93495 JAN 01, 2015

Beschorner, Natasha

Armenia - E-Society and Innovation for Competitiveness Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 93301 DEC 17, 2014

Kazakhstan - Fostering Productive Innovation Project (English)

The objective of the Fostering Productive Innovation Project for Kazakhstan is to promote high-quality, nationally relevant research and commercialization of technologies. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1047 DEC 01, 2014

Opportunities and strategies for mainstreaming open data in transport projects in St. Petersburg : transport and ICT global practice (Russian)

The World Bank conducted this study of the potential for Open Transport Data in St. Petersburg as part of the preparations for the Improvement of Urban Transport Systems Project in Russia. ... See More +

Working Paper 93681 DEC 01, 2014

Wong, James; Stott, Andrew; Morrison, Alla; Vlasov, Vitaly; Ivanova, Anna; Petrov, Oleg; Eun Oh, Jung English

Motivations, monitoring technologies, and pay for performance (English)

Monitoring technologies and pay for performance contracts are becoming popular solutions to improve public services delivery. Their track record is however mixed. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7128 DEC 01, 2014

Cordella, Antonio; Cordella, Tito

Malawi - Irrigation, Rural Livelihoods and Agricultural Development Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 92691 NOV 01, 2014

Guyana - UG Science and Technology Support Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the University of Guyana (UG) Science and Technology Support Project for Guyana is to strengthen the four science and technology faculties at UG through infrastructure, research and curricular improvements while building the basis for improved facilities management and future growth. ... See More +

Project Paper RES14409 OCT 28, 2014

Logged on smart government solutions from South Asia (English)

In the Western and developed world, New Public Management reforms aimed to overhaul “business as usual.” The reforms brought the notion of performance contracts into government, assigning clear responsibility and accountability for service delivery and regulation. ... See More +

Publication 92222 OCT 27, 2014

Bhatti, Zubair K.; Kusek, Jody Zall; Verheijen, Tony

Technical assessment of open data platforms for national statistical organisations (English)

The term "open data" is generally understood to be data that are made available to the public free of charge, without registration or restrictive licenses, for any purpose whatsoever (including commercial purposes), in electronic, machine-readable formats that ensure data are easy to find, download and use. ... See More +

Working Paper 92810 OCT 18, 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
A practical guide to increasing mining local procurement in West Africa (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 AUS6324 Working Paper
A practical guide to increasing mining local procurement in West Africa : Guide pratique pour accroître l'approvisionnement local dans le secteur minier en Afrique de l'Ouest (French)
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FEB 01, 2015 AUS6324 Working Paper
Supporting women's agro-enterprises in Africa with ICT : a feasibility study in Zambia and Kenya (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 93077 Working Paper
The internet as a general-purpose technology : firm-level evidence from around the world (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7192 Policy Research Working Paper
Expanding access to early childhood development : using interactive audio instruction (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94010 Working Paper
Nigeria - Statistical Development Project (English)
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JAN 30, 2015 ICR3203 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Concept Stage) - Burkina Faso Sahel Growth Pole - P146571 (English)
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JAN 16, 2015 ISDSC11757 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Papua New Guinea Rural Communications Project (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93495 Brief
Kenya - Electricity Modernization Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : Vulnerable and marginalized groups framework (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 RP1741 Resettlement Plan
Armenia - E-Society and Innovation for Competitiveness Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 17, 2014 93301 Procurement Plan
Kazakhstan - Fostering Productive Innovation Project (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 PAD1047 Project Appraisal Document
Opportunities and strategies for mainstreaming open data in transport projects in St. Petersburg : transport and ICT global practice (Russian)
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DEC 01, 2014 93681 Working Paper English
Motivations, monitoring technologies, and pay for performance (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7128 Policy Research Working Paper
Malawi - Irrigation, Rural Livelihoods and Agricultural Development Project : procurement plan (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 92691 Procurement Plan
Guyana - UG Science and Technology Support Project : restructuring (English)
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OCT 28, 2014 RES14409 Project Paper
Logged on smart government solutions from South Asia (English)
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OCT 27, 2014 92222 Publication
Republic of Mali - Second Phase of the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation des marches (French)
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OCT 20, 2014 91663 Procurement Plan
Technical assessment of open data platforms for national statistical organisations (English)
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OCT 18, 2014 92810 Working Paper
Yemen, Republic of - Climate Information System and Pilot Program for Climate Resilience Coordination Project : procurement plan (English)
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OCT 14, 2014 92029 Procurement Plan