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The role of political economy analysis in development policy operations (English)

This learning product reviews the extent to which political economy analysis (PEA) is used to improve the design of development policy operations (DPOs) and how effective it has been. ... See More +

Working Paper 111013 JUN 16, 2016

IEG Disclosed

The strength of American federal democracy : lessons for global development (English)

A review of the history of the United States from its colonial origins shows how America's successful development has always been guided by two basic principles: representative democracy, and a proper division of power between national and subnational governments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7512 DEC 11, 2015

Myerson,Roger B. Disclosed

Promoting democracy in fragile states : insights from a field experiment in Liberia (English)

A field experiment in rural Liberia is used to study democratic participation in fragile states. Fragile states are marked by political fragmentation, local patronage systems, and voter vulnerability. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7370 JUL 15, 2015

Mvukiyehe,Eric; Samii,Cyrus Dara Disclosed

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 Disclosed

The effect of government responsiveness on future political participation (English)

What effect does government responsiveness have on political participation? Since the 1940s political scientists have used attitudinal measures of perceived efficacy to explain participation. ... See More +

Working Paper 99519 FEB 26, 2015

Sjoberg,Fredrik Matias; Mellon,Andrew Jonathan; Peixoto,Tiago Carneiro Disclosed

Yemen - Higher Education Quality Improvement Project : additional financing (Arabic)

The objective of the additional financing for Higher Education Quality Improvement Project (HEQIP) for Yemen is to create the enabling conditions for the enhancement of the quality of university programs and graduate employability. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1025 AUG 09, 2014

Disclosed

Indigenous peoples of Russia : country profile (Russian)

This country profile aims to: 1) provide Bank task teams with an understanding of some of the historical, legal, and social issues that are involved in making a determination to apply Operational Policy (OP) 4.10 regarding Indigenous Peoples (IPs) the Russian Federation; 2) if OP 4.10 is invoked, to inform task teams of some of the key concerns of IPs and the requirements of the Russian legal context that may impact project sustainability; and 3) to define priority issues of concern to IPs in the Russian Federation that the Bank might reference as it continues to work with the Government to implement Theme 2: Expanding Human Potential of the Bank's Country Partnership Strategy for 2012-2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 89151 JUN 01, 2014

English Disclosed

Nicaragua - Hurricane Felix Emergency Recovery Project : urgent follow-up mission - February 4 to 6, 2014 : Nicaragua - Proyecto de Emergencia para la Recuperacion Despues del Huracan Felix : mision de seguimiento urgente : 4 al 6 de Febrero de 2014 (Spanish)

This Aide Memoire on Hurricane Felix Emergency Recovery Project in Nicaragua reports that a World Bank mission visited the North Atlantic Autonomous Region of Nicaragua (RAAN) from the 4th to the 6th February, 2014 to provide emergency follow-up on the Draft Emergency recovery after Hurricane Felix. ... See More +

Aide Memoire 87129 APR 06, 2014

Disclosed

Political budget cycles and the organization of political parties (English)

This paper introduces a new explanation for political budget cycles: politicians have stronger incentives to increase spending around elections in the presence of younger political parties. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6654 OCT 01, 2013

Hanusch, Marek; Keefer, Philip Disclosed

Niger - GPE Basic Education Support Program Project : resettlement plan : Cadre de politique de reinstallation des populations (French)

The GPE Basic Education Support Program Project development objective is to improve access, retention, and the quality of the teaching and learning environment at the basic education level, in targeted areas of Niger. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP1493 OCT 01, 2013

Disclosed

Promises, promises : vote-buying and the electoral mobilization strategies of non-credible politicians (English)

Vote-buying is pervasive, but not everywhere. What explains significant variations across countries in the greater use of pre-electoral transfers to mobilize voters relative to the use of pre-electoral promises of post-electoral transfers? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6653 OCT 01, 2013

Hanusch, Marek; Keefer, Philip Disclosed

Conditional cash transfers, political participation, and voting behavior (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Conditional cash transfers, political participation, and voting behavior, conducted between 2001 and present in Colombia. ... See More +

Brief 81221 AUG 14, 2013

Baez, Javier; Camacho, Adriana; Conover, Emily; Zarate, Roman Disclosed

Organizing for prosperity : collective action, political parties and the political economy of development (English)

The ability of citizens to act collectively plays a central role in major debates in the political economy of development, including the causes and consequences of democratization and clientelism. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6583 AUG 01, 2013

Keefer, Philip Disclosed

Peace, democracy and human rights : handbook for ex-combatants (Arabic)

Reintegration is not only an economic process but also a social and political process, during which ex-combatants acquire civilian status. Citizenship training on issues pertaining to human rights, democracy, rule of law and gender eases the reintegration process for ex-combatants and their communities, helping to ensure long-term peace and stability as well as promote ex-combatants engagement with democratic and civil institutions. ... See More +

Working Paper 78332 JAN 01, 2013

French, English Disclosed

Peace, democracy and human rights : handbook for ex-combatants (English)

Reintegration is not only an economic process but also a social and political process, during which ex-combatants acquire civilian status. Citizenship training on issues pertaining to human rights, democracy, rule of law and gender eases the reintegration process for ex-combatants and their communities, helping to ensure long-term peace and stability as well as promote ex-combatants engagement with democratic and civil institutions. ... See More +

Working Paper 78332 JAN 01, 2013

Arabic, French Disclosed

Conditional cash transfers, political participation, and voting behavior (English)

This paper estimates the effect of enrollment in a large scale anti-poverty program in Colombia, Familias en Accion, on intent to vote, turnout and electoral choice. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6215 OCT 01, 2012

Baez Ramirez,Javier Eduardo; Camacho,Adriana; Conover, Emily; Zarate,Roman Andres Disclosed

Public sector reform and the first citizen report card in Turkey : Réforme du secteur public et première enquête de satisfaction citoyenne en Turquie (French)

This Results Profile talks about public sector reform and the first Citizen Report Card (CRC) in Turkey. Public sector reform in Turkey was an ongoing effort involving granting of more autonomy and authority to lower levels of government for more democratic control and more effective central monitoring. ... See More +

Brief 94148 APR 17, 2012

Disclosed

India - Integrated Disease Surveillance Project : restructuring (Vol. 2) : Data sheet (English)

The objectives of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) are to: (a) strengthen the existing integrated disease surveillance system for epidemic-prone diseases by (i) enhancing central level monitoring and coordination functions, and (ii) improving state/district surveillance and response capacity with emphasis on selected (nine) states; and (b) timely prepare for, detect and respond to influenza outbreaks in humans and animals. ... See More +

Project Paper 67797 MAR 30, 2012

Disclosed

Patronage, service delivery, and social justice in Indonesia (English)

This article examines how patronage networks operate in subnational governments in Indonesia paying particular attention to how they have affected human resource management (HRM) practices in education and health services. ... See More +

Journal Article 79405 FEB 07, 2012

Blunt, Peter; Turner, Mark; Lindroth, Henrik Disclosed

The politics of power : the political economy of rent-seeking in electric utilities in the Philippines (English)

This paper takes advantage of unique intra-country variation in the Philippines power sector to examine under what conditions politicians have an incentive to "capture" an electric utility and use it for the purposes of rent-seeking. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5704 JUN 01, 2011

Hasnain, Zahid; Matsuda, Yasuhiko Disclosed

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The role of political economy analysis in development policy operations (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 111013 Working Paper
The strength of American federal democracy : lessons for global development (English)
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DEC 11, 2015 WPS7512 Policy Research Working Paper
Promoting democracy in fragile states : insights from a field experiment in Liberia (English)
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JUL 15, 2015 WPS7370 Policy Research Working Paper
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
The effect of government responsiveness on future political participation (English)
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FEB 26, 2015 99519 Working Paper
Yemen - Higher Education Quality Improvement Project : additional financing (Arabic)
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AUG 09, 2014 PAD1025 Project Paper
Indigenous peoples of Russia : country profile (Russian)
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JUN 01, 2014 89151 Working Paper English
Nicaragua - Hurricane Felix Emergency Recovery Project : urgent follow-up mission - February 4 to 6, 2014 : Nicaragua - Proyecto de Emergencia para la Recuperacion Despues del Huracan Felix : mision de seguimiento urgente : 4 al 6 de Febrero de 2014 (Spanish)
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APR 06, 2014 87129 Aide Memoire
Political budget cycles and the organization of political parties (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6654 Policy Research Working Paper
Niger - GPE Basic Education Support Program Project : resettlement plan : Cadre de politique de reinstallation des populations (French)
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OCT 01, 2013 RP1493 Resettlement Plan
Promises, promises : vote-buying and the electoral mobilization strategies of non-credible politicians (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6653 Policy Research Working Paper
Conditional cash transfers, political participation, and voting behavior (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81221 Brief
Organizing for prosperity : collective action, political parties and the political economy of development (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6583 Policy Research Working Paper
Peace, democracy and human rights : handbook for ex-combatants (Arabic)
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JAN 01, 2013 78332 Working Paper French, English
Peace, democracy and human rights : handbook for ex-combatants (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 78332 Working Paper Arabic, French
Conditional cash transfers, political participation, and voting behavior (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 WPS6215 Policy Research Working Paper
Public sector reform and the first citizen report card in Turkey : Réforme du secteur public et première enquête de satisfaction citoyenne en Turquie (French)
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APR 17, 2012 94148 Brief
India - Integrated Disease Surveillance Project : restructuring (Vol. 2) : Data sheet (English)
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MAR 30, 2012 67797 Project Paper
Patronage, service delivery, and social justice in Indonesia (English)
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FEB 07, 2012 79405 Journal Article
The politics of power : the political economy of rent-seeking in electric utilities in the Philippines (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 WPS5704 Policy Research Working Paper