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Winners never quit, quitters never grow : using text mining to measure policy volatility and its link with long-term growth in Latin America (English)

Although there is wide recognition of the negative consequences of policy volatility for countries' long-term economic growth, there is limited empirical work on this subject. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8310 JAN 19, 2018

Eizmendi,Axel; Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar Disclosed

Can we measure the power of the grabbing hand? : a comparative analysis of different indicators of corruption (English)

Sustainable Development Goal 16 is explicitly committed to measuring aspects of corruption over time, and the identification of robust indicators to do so is an important endeavor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8299 JAN 09, 2018

Hammer,Craig; Hamilton,Alexander James Disclosed

How (not) to fix problems that matter : assessing and responding to Malawi's history of institutional reform (English)

Malawi can be understood as a microcosm of institutional reform approaches in developing countries more broadly. A common feature of such approaches, whether implemented by government or donors, is reform initiatives that yield institutions that "look like" those found in higher-performing countries but rarely acquire the same underlying functionality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8289 DEC 22, 2017

Woolcock,Michael; Bridges,Katherine Disclosed

Data gaps, data incomparability, and data imputation : a review of poverty measurement methods for data-scarce environments (English)

This paper reviews methods that have been employed to estimate poverty in contexts where household consumption data are unavailable or missing. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8282 DEC 19, 2017

Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Carletto,Calogero; Dang,Hai-Anh H. Disclosed

Dominican Republic - Perfomance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY15-FY18 (English)

This performance and learning review (PLR) summarizes progress in the implementation of the World Bank Group (WBG) country partnership strategy (CPS) for the Dominican Republic (DR), for the period FY15-18, discussed by the WBG Executive Directors on September 25, 2014. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 121859 DEC 13, 2017

Disclosed

Dominican Republic - Municipal Development Project (English)

Ratings for the Municipal Development Project for Dominican Republic were as follows: outcome was satisfactory, Bank performance was satisfactory, and monitoring and evaluation (M and E) quality was substantial. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3492 DEC 08, 2017

Disclosed

Brazil - Strengthening Public Management and Integrated Territorial Development Project (English)

Ratings for the Strengthening Public Management and Integrated Territorial Development Project for Brazil were as follows: outcome was highly unsatisfactory, Bank performance was unsatisfactory, and monitoring and evaluation (M and E) quality was negligible. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3904 DEC 08, 2017

Disclosed

Change management that works : making impacts in challenging environments (English)

Achieving better governance has been a central problem for development. When public services are not delivered as intended, reform action becomes necessary and that involves deliberate activities to change laws, structures, and processes to improve public sector performance and benefit public service users. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8265 DEC 06, 2017

April,Leah; Ariadharma,Erwin; So,Sokbunthoeun; Hughes,Caroline Sian Disclosed

Kenya - Informal Settlements Improvement Project (KISIP) : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Informal Settlements Improvement Project (KISIP) for Kenya is to improve living conditions in informal settlements inselected municipalities in Kenya. ... See More +

Project Paper RES30616 DEC 06, 2017

Disclosed

Double for nothing ? experimental evidence on an unconditional teacher salary increase in Indonesia (English)

How does a large unconditional increase in salary affect the performance of incumbent employees in the public sector? This paper presents experimental evidence on this question in the context of a policy change in Indonesia that led to a permanent doubling of teachers' base salaries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8264 DEC 04, 2017

De Ree,Joppe Jaitze; Muralidharan,Karthik; Pradhan,Menno Prasad; Rogers,F. Halsey Disclosed

Somalia - Second Public Financial Management Capacity Strengthening Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Second Public Financial Management Capacity Strengthening Project for Somalia is to establish and strengthen institutional capacity for the management of public funds in central finance agencies and targeted sectors. ... See More +

Project Paper RES26581 DEC 01, 2017

Disclosed

Brazil - Rio De Janeiro Renovating and Strengthening Public Management Project (English)

Ratings of Rio de Janeiro Renovating and Strengthening Public Management for Brazil were as follows: outcome was satisfactory, Bank performance was satisfactory, and monitoring and evaluation quality was substantial. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4283 NOV 30, 2017

Disclosed

Afghanistan - Kabul Municipal Development Program Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Kabul Municipal Development Program Project for Afghanistan is to: (i) increase access to basic municipal services in selected residential areas of Kabul city; (ii) redesign Kabul Municipality (KM)’s financial management system; and (iii) enable early response in the event of an eligible emergency. ... See More +

Project Paper RES23016 NOV 13, 2017

Disclosed

Public procurement regulation and road quality (English)

Public procurement regulation is an important instrument for using public resources efficiently and ensuring quality services to citizens. On average, the public procurement sector accounts for 14.5 percent of the gross domestic product globally. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8234 NOV 06, 2017

Saliola,Federica; Djankov,Simeon; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Ghossein,Tania Disclosed

Madagascar - Public Sector Performance Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Public Sector Performance Project for Madagascar is to improve revenue management, and local service delivery nationwide and in the education sector in selected regions. ... See More +

Project Paper RES29819 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Enhancing public sector performance : Malaysia’s experience with transforming land administration (English)

This report is part of the series focusing on documenting the lessons from Malaysia for other developing countries in improving their public-sector management. ... See More +

Working Paper 121243 NOV 01, 2017

Loo,Carmen; Mccluskey,William James; Dzurllkanian, Dr; Arimuthu,Arividya P; Kelm,Kathrine M.; Foong,Joshua Chee Yan; Kunicova,Jana; Pacheco,Chancey Lee; Burns, Tony Disclosed

Iraq - Emergency Operation Development Projects (EODP) : environmental assessment (Vol. 8) : Environmental and social management checklist for rehabilitation of Baladruz - Mindili Road (PART - B) in Diyala Governorate (English)

The development objective of Emergency Operation Development Project (EODP) for Iraq is to support the country in the reconstruction of damaged infrastructure and the restoration of public services delivery in Targeted Municipal Areas. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2336 NOV 01, 2017

Jabbour,Jocelyne; Iraq Disclosed

Iraq - Emergency Operation for Development Project : chair summary (English)

Executive Directors approved the additional financing to the Republic of Iraq towards the Emergency Operation for Development Project (EODP) on the terms and conditions set out in the memorandum and recommendation of the President. ... See More +

Board Report 120901 OCT 31, 2017

Disclosed

Cameroon - Strengthening Public Sector Effectiveness and Statistical Capacity Project (English)

The development objective of the Strengthening Public Sector Effectiveness and Statistical Capacity Project for Cameroon is to improve the effectiveness of public spending in selected sectors and strengthen the statistics system for evidence-based decision making. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 120729 OCT 30, 2017

Disclosed

IBRD lending rates and spreads applicable on or after October 1, 2017 (English)

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) provides regular updates of the lending rates and spreads applicable to its financing products as set out in the terms of each product.The structure of lending rates and spreads applicable to IBRD loans can be categorized into two groups: (i) variable spreads over a market reference rate (“Reference Rate”) and (ii) fixed spreads over the Reference Rate. ... See More +

Board Report 120720 OCT 20, 2017

Disclosed

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Winners never quit, quitters never grow : using text mining to measure policy volatility and its link with long-term growth in Latin America (English)
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JAN 19, 2018 WPS8310 Policy Research Working Paper
Can we measure the power of the grabbing hand? : a comparative analysis of different indicators of corruption (English)
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JAN 09, 2018 WPS8299 Policy Research Working Paper
How (not) to fix problems that matter : assessing and responding to Malawi's history of institutional reform (English)
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DEC 22, 2017 WPS8289 Policy Research Working Paper
Data gaps, data incomparability, and data imputation : a review of poverty measurement methods for data-scarce environments (English)
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DEC 19, 2017 WPS8282 Policy Research Working Paper
Dominican Republic - Perfomance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY15-FY18 (English)
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DEC 13, 2017 121859 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Dominican Republic - Municipal Development Project (English)
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DEC 08, 2017 ICR3492 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Brazil - Strengthening Public Management and Integrated Territorial Development Project (English)
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DEC 08, 2017 ICR3904 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Change management that works : making impacts in challenging environments (English)
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DEC 06, 2017 WPS8265 Policy Research Working Paper
Kenya - Informal Settlements Improvement Project (KISIP) : restructuring (English)
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DEC 06, 2017 RES30616 Project Paper
Double for nothing ? experimental evidence on an unconditional teacher salary increase in Indonesia (English)
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DEC 04, 2017 WPS8264 Policy Research Working Paper
Somalia - Second Public Financial Management Capacity Strengthening Project : restructuring (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 RES26581 Project Paper
Brazil - Rio De Janeiro Renovating and Strengthening Public Management Project (English)
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NOV 30, 2017 ICR4283 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Afghanistan - Kabul Municipal Development Program Project : restructuring (English)
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NOV 13, 2017 RES23016 Project Paper
Public procurement regulation and road quality (English)
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NOV 06, 2017 WPS8234 Policy Research Working Paper
Madagascar - Public Sector Performance Project : restructuring (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 RES29819 Project Paper
Enhancing public sector performance : Malaysia’s experience with transforming land administration (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121243 Working Paper
Iraq - Emergency Operation Development Projects (EODP) : environmental assessment (Vol. 8) : Environmental and social management checklist for rehabilitation of Baladruz - Mindili Road (PART - B) in Diyala Governorate (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 SFG2336 Environmental Assessment
Iraq - Emergency Operation for Development Project : chair summary (English)
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OCT 31, 2017 120901 Board Report
Cameroon - Strengthening Public Sector Effectiveness and Statistical Capacity Project (English)
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OCT 30, 2017 120729 Project Appraisal Document
IBRD lending rates and spreads applicable on or after October 1, 2017 (English)
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OCT 20, 2017 120720 Board Report