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Local budget transparency and participation : evidence from the Kyrgyz Republic (English)

The paper investigates determinants of civic participation in local budget processes in rural areas in the Kyrgyz Republic by using data from the Life in Kyrgyzstan survey, conducted in 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7154 JAN 01, 2015

Esenaliev, Damir; Gregory Kisunko; Kisunko, Gregory

Internal Audit Vice Presidency (English)

IAD is an independent and objective assurance and advisory function designed to add value to the World Bank Group (WBG) by improving the operations of WBG’s entities. ... See More +

Board Report 93226 DEC 10, 2014

A "Delphi exercise" as a tool in Amazon rainforest valuation (English)

The Amazon rainforest, the world's largest and most biodiverse, represents a global public good of which 15 percent has already been lost. The worldwide value of preserving the remaining forest is today unknown. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7143 DEC 01, 2014

Strand, Jon; Carson, Richard T.; Navrud, Stale; Ortiz-Bobea, Ariel; Vincent, Jeffrey

Integrating qualitative methods into investment climate impact evaluations (English)

Incorporating qualitative methods into the evaluation of development programs has become increasingly popular in recent years, both for the distinctive insights such approaches can bring in their own right and because of their capacity to complement the strengths -- and where necessary correct some of the weaknesses -- of quantitative approaches. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7145 DEC 01, 2014

Mendoza Alcantara, Alejandra; Woolcock, Michael

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

Developing social-emotional skills for the labor market : the PRACTICE model (English)

Although there is a general agreement in the literature of the importance of social-emotional skills for labor market success, there is little consensus on the specific skills that should be acquired or how and when to teach them. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7123 NOV 01, 2014

Guerra, Nancy; Modecki, Kathryn; Cunningham, Wendy

Audit Committee : Minutes of Meeting held on October 29, 2014 (English)

Minutes 93349 OCT 29, 2014

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

Budget Committee : Minutes of Meeting held on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 (English)

Minutes 91573 OCT 01, 2014

Audit Committee : Minutes of Meeting held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (English)

Minutes 91572 SEP 17, 2014

Audit Committee : minutes of joint meeting held on Monday, September 8, 2014 (English)

Minutes 90538 SEP 08, 2014

World development report 2015 : mind, society, and behavior - chair summary (English)

Board Summary 92893 AUG 28, 2014

Innovating in the manufacturing sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

An Enterprise Survey is a firm-level survey of a representative sample of an economy’s private sector. The surveys cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, competition, corruption, crime, gender, infrastructure, innovation, labor, performance measures, and trade. ... See More +

Brief 92285 AUG 01, 2014

Republic of the South Sudan national DDR program 2013-2014 Pilot Reintegration Project : ICRS and M&E manuals (English)

This document is prepared for the South Sudan National DDR Commission (NDDRC) by the World Bank’s Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program (TDRP). ... See More +

Working Paper 92604 AUG 01, 2014

Zafar, Adeel

Learning and results in World Bank operations : how the Bank learns - evaluation one (English)

Knowledge, learning, and innovation are one of eight objectives that will be monitored in the Bank's new strategy. The independent evaluation group (IEG) is conducting a program of learning and results evaluations to promote a better understanding of how the World Bank acquires, captures, and transfers knowledge and learning in its lending operations, and what scope there is for improving. ... See More +

Working Paper 89421 JUL 01, 2014

Carvalho, Soniya; Heath, John; Gaarder, Marie; Jimenez, Emmanuel; Heider, Caroline

Learning dynamics and support for economic reforms : why good news can be bad (English)

Support for economic reforms has often shown puzzling dynamics: many reforms that began successfully lost public support. This paper shows that learning dynamics can rationalize this paradox because the process of revealing reform outcomes is an example of sampling without replacement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6973 JUL 01, 2014

van Wijnbergen, Sweder; Willems, Tim

World development report 2015 : mind and society - how a better understanding of human behavior can improve development policy (English)

Individuals' lives are filled with decisions. Until recently, most economists have assumed that people choose among objective, well-understood options. ... See More +

Board Report 89500 JUL 01, 2014

Hoff, Karla; Gauri, Varun

Privileges instead of jobs : politically connected firms receive generous policy privileges undermining competition and job creation (English)

Policies in MENA countries often limit competition and job creation by constraining firm startup and productivity growth. Policies have often been captured by a handful of politically connected firms. ... See More +

Brief 91706 JUL 01, 2014

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Local budget transparency and participation : evidence from the Kyrgyz Republic (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7154 Policy Research Working Paper
Internal Audit Vice Presidency (English)
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DEC 10, 2014 93226 Board Report
A "Delphi exercise" as a tool in Amazon rainforest valuation (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7143 Policy Research Working Paper
Integrating qualitative methods into investment climate impact evaluations (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7145 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Developing social-emotional skills for the labor market : the PRACTICE model (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7123 Policy Research Working Paper
Audit Committee : Minutes of Meeting held on October 29, 2014 (English)
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OCT 29, 2014 93349 Minutes
Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE) : minutes of the meeting held on Monday, October 27, 2014 and record of endorsement August 6 (English)
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OCT 27, 2014 93429 Minutes
Technical assessment of open data platforms for national statistical organisations (English)
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OCT 18, 2014 92810 Working Paper
Budget Committee : Minutes of Meeting held on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91573 Minutes
Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE) : minutes of the meeting held on Monday, September 29, 2014 (English)
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SEP 29, 2014 91574 Minutes
Audit Committee : Minutes of Meeting held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (English)
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SEP 17, 2014 91572 Minutes
Audit Committee : minutes of joint meeting held on Monday, September 8, 2014 (English)
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SEP 08, 2014 90538 Minutes
World development report 2015 : mind, society, and behavior - chair summary (English)
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AUG 28, 2014 92893 Board Summary
Innovating in the manufacturing sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 92285 Brief
Republic of the South Sudan national DDR program 2013-2014 Pilot Reintegration Project : ICRS and M&E manuals (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 92604 Working Paper
Learning and results in World Bank operations : how the Bank learns - evaluation one (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89421 Working Paper
Learning dynamics and support for economic reforms : why good news can be bad (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6973 Policy Research Working Paper
World development report 2015 : mind and society - how a better understanding of human behavior can improve development policy (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89500 Board Report
Privileges instead of jobs : politically connected firms receive generous policy privileges undermining competition and job creation (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 91706 Brief Arabic