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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

Statement of development credits for December 2014 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 93924 DEC 31, 2014

Statement of development credits for December 2014 : Africa (Vol. 2) (English)

Working Paper 93924 DEC 31, 2014

Rwanda - Quality of Decentralized Service Delivery Support Development Policy Operation : Rwanda - Quality of Decentralized Service Delivery Support Development Policy Operation (English)

The Quality of Decentralized Service Delivery Support Development Policy Operation for Rwanda had a satisfactory outcome with a moderate risk to development outcome. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3230 DEC 16, 2014

Local foundations for better governance : A Review of Ghazala Mansuri and Vijayendra Rao's Localizing Development (English)

In Localizing Development, Mansuri and Rao survey theory and evidence for development strategies based on local community empowerment. This note extends their theoretical argument by focusing on local government as a vital source of new leadership. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7131 DEC 01, 2014

Myerson, Roger B.

Transparent government and business regulation : "open for business?" (English)

This paper presents new indicators for 185 economies measuring the accessibility of business regulatory information. The paper shows that the new data can serve as meaningful proxies for the overall transparency of governments and the new data have explanatory power for the quality of business regulation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7132 DEC 01, 2014

Geginat, Carolin; Saltane, Valentina

Benchmarking the determinants of economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has seen a decade of remarkable growth and income convergence. Growth has been a key driver for reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 91015 DEC 01, 2014

Araujo, Jorge Thompson; Brueckner, Markus; Clavijo, Mateo; Vostroknutova, Ekaterina; Wacker, Konstantin M.

Turkey's transitions : integration, inclusion, institutions : Genel bakis (Turkish)

Turkey's experience in the transition from lower to higher middle income country is the subject of this book, an account of how the nation rose from a virtually closed economy in 1980 to its current position as an economy on the threshold of achieving high income status. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 90509 DEC 01, 2014

English

Turkey's transitions : integration, inclusion, institutions (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

Turkey's experience in the transition from lower to higher middle income country is the subject of this book, an account of how the nation rose from a virtually closed economy in 1980 to its current position as an economy on the threshold of achieving high income status. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 90509 DEC 01, 2014

Turkey's transitions : integration, inclusion, institutions : Overview (English)

Turkey's experience in the transition from lower to higher middle income country is the subject of this book, an account of how the nation rose from a virtually closed economy in 1980 to its current position as an economy on the threshold of achieving high income status. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 90509 DEC 01, 2014

Philippines - Kapit-Bisig Laban Sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services Project (English)

Ratings for the Kapitbisig laban sa kahirapan - Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) Project for Philippines were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3238 NOV 24, 2014

Unpacking performance and empowerment in female farmersapos; groups : the case of the Fadama project in Nigeria (English)

Women play an important role in rural economic activity but face severe constraints to productivity and socioeconomic security. Nigeriaapos;s agriculture sector employs 35 percent of women and up to 44 percent of female heads of households. ... See More +

Working Paper 92727 NOV 01, 2014

Porter, Raewyn; Zovighian, Diane

Liberia - Second Poverty Reduction Support Credit Project (English)

Program Information Document AB7636 OCT 06, 2014

Trafficking and fragility in West Africa (English)

Trafficking is an emerging concern in West Africa. In 2011, 17 percent of all cocaine consumed in Europe -- 21 tons -- passed through the region, for a retail value of US$1.7 billion. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7079 OCT 01, 2014

Ralston, Laura

Corporate governance and bank insolvency risk : international evidence (English)

This paper finds that shareholder-friendly corporate governance is positively associated with bank insolvency risk, as proxied by the Z-score and the Mertonapos;s distance to default measure, for an international sample of banks over the 2004-08 period. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7017 SEP 01, 2014

Anginer, Deniz; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Huizinga, Harry; Ma, Kebin

Budget and procurement monitoring in Nigeria : a civil society perspective (English)

Can governments be held accountable for spending by citizen organizations? In this issue the author present the experience of two civil society organizations (CSOs) engaged in budget and procurement review and monitoring in Nigeria. ... See More +

Working Paper 92726 SEP 01, 2014

Zovighian, Diane

Proposed framework envionmental and social : setting standards for sustainable development (Portuguese)

The purpose of this review on the Proposed Environmental and Social Framework and update of the Bank's safeguard policies is to promote the institution's goals: ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner to all its partner countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 92679 AUG 11, 2014

Eradicating poverty in fragile states: prospects of reaching the quot;high-hangingquot; fruit by 2030 (English)

As the world approaches the target year of the Millennium Development Goals and passes into the new, post-2015 era, the development community has made a call for a new international development goal of eradication of extreme poverty by 2030. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7002 AUG 01, 2014

Burt, Alison; Hughes, Barry; Milante, Gary

Togo - Joint IDA-IMF staff advisory note on the strategy for boosting growth and promoting employment (English)

Togo's new Poverty Reduction Strategy, Strategy for Boosting Growth and Promoting Employment (SCAPE) 2013-2017 was adopted by the Government of Togo on August 29, 2013. ... See More +

Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) 86108 JUL 03, 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
Statement of development credits for December 2014 : Africa (English)
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DEC 31, 2014 93924 Working Paper
Statement of development credits for December 2014 : Africa (Vol. 2) (English)
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DEC 31, 2014 93924 Working Paper
Rwanda - Quality of Decentralized Service Delivery Support Development Policy Operation : Rwanda - Quality of Decentralized Service Delivery Support Development Policy Operation (English)
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DEC 16, 2014 ICR3230 Implementation Completion and Results Report
India - Citizen Access to Responsive Services (Sarv Seva) Project : Indigenous peoples plan : Tribal development plan (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 IPP760 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Local foundations for better governance : A Review of Ghazala Mansuri and Vijayendra Rao's Localizing Development (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7131 Policy Research Working Paper
Transparent government and business regulation : "open for business?" (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7132 Policy Research Working Paper
Benchmarking the determinants of economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 91015 Working Paper
Turkey's transitions : integration, inclusion, institutions : Genel bakis (Turkish)
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DEC 01, 2014 90509 Country Economic Memorandum English
Turkey's transitions : integration, inclusion, institutions (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 90509 Country Economic Memorandum
Turkey's transitions : integration, inclusion, institutions : Overview (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 90509 Country Economic Memorandum
Philippines - Kapit-Bisig Laban Sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services Project (English)
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NOV 24, 2014 ICR3238 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Unpacking performance and empowerment in female farmersapos; groups : the case of the Fadama project in Nigeria (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 92727 Working Paper
Liberia - Second Poverty Reduction Support Credit Project (English)
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OCT 06, 2014 AB7636 Program Information Document
Trafficking and fragility in West Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7079 Policy Research Working Paper
Corporate governance and bank insolvency risk : international evidence (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7017 Policy Research Working Paper
Budget and procurement monitoring in Nigeria : a civil society perspective (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 92726 Working Paper
Proposed framework envionmental and social : setting standards for sustainable development (Portuguese)
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AUG 11, 2014 92679 Working Paper
Eradicating poverty in fragile states: prospects of reaching the quot;high-hangingquot; fruit by 2030 (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7002 Policy Research Working Paper
Togo - Joint IDA-IMF staff advisory note on the strategy for boosting growth and promoting employment (English)
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JUL 03, 2014 86108 Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP)