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Catching up to the technological frontier? : understanding firm-level innovation and productivity in Kenya (English)

Kenya’s economy has undergone a significant process of structural transformation over the last decade. Since 2002, the economy has shown an accelerating trend with GDP growth increasing steadily from below 1 percent in 2002 to 7 percent in 2007. ... See More +

Working Paper 94671 MAR 06, 2015

Cirera, Xavier

Elephant crime intelligence system assessment (English)

This assessment concludes that individual nation as well as regional and transnational organizations now have severely limited to nonexistent capacities to effectively respond to growing threat levels. ... See More +

Other Environmental Study 94471 MAR 01, 2015

Fahlman, Robert C.; Magrath, William B

Report on self-evaluation systems (ROSES 2016) (English)

Self-evaluation systems are mechanisms for learning and mid-course correction that can help the WBG deliver its strategic goals and become a Solutions Bank that is focused on addressing complex development problems. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 95189 FEB 24, 2015

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

Debiasing on a roll: changing gambling behavior through experiential learning (English)

This paper tests experiential learning as a debiasing tool against gambling and lottery behavior in South Africa. The study implemented a simple, interactive dice game that simulates worsening winning odds of rolling sixes as more dice are added to the game. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7195 FEB 01, 2015

Abel , Martin; Cole, Shawn; Zia, Bilal

"Small miracles" -- behavioral insights to improve development policy : World Development Report 2015 (English)

One of the most fruitful advances in modern economics has been the introduction of psychological realism into the model of "economic man." The World Development Report 2015 organizes the evidence about how humans actually think and make decisions into a coherent framework useful for designing development policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7197 FEB 01, 2015

Demeritt, Allison; Hoff, Karla

Behavioral economics and social exclusion : can interventions overcome prejudice ? (English)

Behavioral economics recognizes that mental models -- intuitive sets of ideas about how things work -- can bias an individual's perceptions of himself and the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7198 FEB 01, 2015

Hoff, Karla

World - Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM) for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities including, a Global Learning and Knowledge Exchange Project (English)

The development objective of the Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM) for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) including, a Global Learning and Knowledge Exchange Project for the World is to strengthen the capacity of IPLCs to participate in the forest investment program and other Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) programs at local, national, and global levels. ... See More +

Program Document 93666 JAN 26, 2015

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

Citizen service centers : systems and processes - lessons from the implementation of one window service offices in Cambodia (English)

Providing transparent services through a local Citizen Service Center mechanism requires process re-engineering and the development of new management systems. ... See More +

Brief 92193 JAN 01, 2015

Plummer, Janelle

Why lesson learning is not so easy : disincentives and recommendations for implementing agencies to learn and document lessons (English)

Learning lessons from demand-side governance or social accountability initiatives is no different in principle than learning lessons in other development projects. ... See More +

Brief 92183 JAN 01, 2015

Rojvanit, Rawong; Plummer, Janelle [editor]

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]

Russian Federation - A sector assessment : broadband in Russia (Russian)

It is widely recognized that broadband is of fundamental importance to the social and economic development of a nation. The focus of the paper is on infrastructure-related actions; measures to stimulate demand for broadband are, therefore, only marginally addressed. ... See More +

Working Paper 94941 JAN 01, 2015

Rossotto, Carlo Maria; Gelvanovska, Natalija; Hohlov, Yuri; Maciule, Vaiva; Shaposhnik, Sergei

Russia - Judical Reform Support Project : procurement plan for 2015 (English)

Procurement Plan 94955 JAN 01, 2015

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

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 English

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

The potential of digital data : far can it advance financial inclusion? (English)

This focus note highlights where and how potential benefits can be realized, recognizing there are challenges and risks. Some hold that digital data are not a full substitute for the richness of an in-person interaction to gather data on clients. ... See More +

Brief 95202 JAN 01, 2015

Chen, Gregory; Faz, Xavier Spanish, French

The potential of digital data : far can it advance financial inclusion? : Le potentiel des donnees numeriques en matiere d'inclusion financiere (French)

This focus note highlights where and how potential benefits can be realized, recognizing there are challenges and risks. Some hold that digital data are not a full substitute for the richness of an in-person interaction to gather data on clients. ... See More +

Brief 95202 JAN 01, 2015

Chen, Gregory; Faz, Xavier English, Spanish

The potential of digital data : far can it advance financial inclusion? : El potencial de los datos digitales : hasta que punto pueden fomentar la inclusion financiera? (Spanish)

This focus note highlights where and how potential benefits can be realized, recognizing there are challenges and risks. Some hold that digital data are not a full substitute for the richness of an in-person interaction to gather data on clients. ... See More +

Brief 95202 JAN 01, 2015

Chen, Gregory; Faz, Xavier English, French

International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for December 2014 (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: international comparison program (ICP) in the media; ICP workshops; publications; 46th United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) session; and ICP video tutorials. ... See More +

Newsletter 94375 DEC 31, 2014

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Catching up to the technological frontier? : understanding firm-level innovation and productivity in Kenya (English)
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MAR 06, 2015 94671 Working Paper
Elephant crime intelligence system assessment (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94471 Other Environmental Study
Report on self-evaluation systems (ROSES 2016) (English)
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FEB 24, 2015 95189 IEG Approach 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)
Debiasing on a roll: changing gambling behavior through experiential learning (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7195 Policy Research Working Paper
"Small miracles" -- behavioral insights to improve development policy : World Development Report 2015 (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7197 Policy Research Working Paper
Behavioral economics and social exclusion : can interventions overcome prejudice ? (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7198 Policy Research Working Paper
World - Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM) for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities including, a Global Learning and Knowledge Exchange Project (English)
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JAN 26, 2015 93666 Program Document
Local budget transparency and participation : evidence from the Kyrgyz Republic (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2015 WPS7154 Policy Research Working Paper
Citizen service centers : systems and processes - lessons from the implementation of one window service offices in Cambodia (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2015 92193 Brief
Why lesson learning is not so easy : disincentives and recommendations for implementing agencies to learn and document lessons (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 92183 Brief
Establishing grant making committees : what works, what doesn't work, and why? (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 92170 Brief
Russian Federation - A sector assessment : broadband in Russia (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2015 94941 Working Paper
Russia - Judical Reform Support Project : procurement plan for 2015 (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94955 Procurement Plan
Local budget transparency and participation : evidence from the Kyrgyz Republic (Russian)
See More +
JAN 01, 2015 WPS7154 Policy Research Working Paper English
Side by side with people : Korea's experience on participatory auditing (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 95079 Working Paper
The potential of digital data : far can it advance financial inclusion? (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 95202 Brief Spanish, French
The potential of digital data : far can it advance financial inclusion? : Le potentiel des donnees numeriques en matiere d'inclusion financiere (French)
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JAN 01, 2015 95202 Brief English, Spanish
The potential of digital data : far can it advance financial inclusion? : El potencial de los datos digitales : hasta que punto pueden fomentar la inclusion financiera? (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2015 95202 Brief English, French
International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for December 2014 (English)
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DEC 31, 2014 94375 Newsletter