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Republic of Congo - PEMFAR : implementing public financial management reforms to stimulate growth and achieve shared prosperity : République du Congo - Revue de la gestion des dépenses publiques et de la responsabilité financière (PEMFAR) (French)

La République du Congo possède de nombreuses ressources qui peuvent être mises à profit pour bâtir une économie solide et robuste. Ces ressources sont : le pétrole, les minerais, les terres arables et une population jeune. ... See More +

Other Public Sector Study ACS14289 MAY 22, 2017

English Disclosed

Elections and embezzlement : experimental evidence from Burkina Faso (English)

Can democratic elections reduce rent extraction by public decision makers? Existing research suggests that reelection incentives can reduce the embezzlement of public funds. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8067 MAY 17, 2017

Lierl,Malte Disclosed

Industrial policies vs public goods under asymmetric information (English)

This paper presents an analytical framework that captures the informational problems and trade-offs that policy makers face when choosing between public goods (for example, infrastructure) and industrial policies (for example, firm- or sector-specific subsidies). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8052 MAY 04, 2017

Hevia,Constantino; Loayza,Norman V.; Meza Cuadra Balcazar,Claudia Maria Disclosed

Malawi - Agricultural Support and Fiscal Management Development Policy Financing Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 114839 MAY 04, 2017

Disclosed

Education public expenditure reviews for Eastern and Southern Africa : The good, the bad and The future (English)

A sufficient number of education public expenditure reviews, quantitative service delivery surveys, and public expenditure tracking surveys had recently been completed for East and South African countries toexplore several questions. i) What topics did the PERs address? ... See More +

Working Paper 114733 MAY 02, 2017

Berryman,Sue Ellen; Caillaud,Fadila Disclosed

Does oil revenue crowd out other tax revenues ? policy lessons for Uganda (English)

This paper examines the relationship between hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon revenues using a probabilistic panel model with data covering 30 resource-rich countries over 1992-2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8048 MAY 01, 2017

Tsoungui Belinga,Vincent De Paul; Melou,Maximillien Kaffo; Nganou,Jean-Pascal Disclosed

Inclusive and effective citizen engagement : participatory budgeting - Makueni and West Pokot counties (English)

The introduction of citizen engagement into law is an idea that is gaining popularity around the world. New provisions in Kenya’s Constitution enshrine openness, accountability, and public participation as guiding principles for public financial management. ... See More +

Working Paper 114993 MAY 01, 2017

Omolo,Annette Akinyi; Macphail,Bruce; Wanjiru,Rose Ruth; Peixoto,Tiago Carneiro Disclosed

Participatory budgeting in Kenya : counties - Makueni, West Pokot, Baringo, Kwale, and Elgeyo Marakwet (English)

Participatory budgeting (PB) is being tested in five counties as a way to achieve more inclusive and effective citizen engagement processes while complying with national legal provisions. ... See More +

Working Paper 114992 MAY 01, 2017

Disclosed

Tonga - Second Inclusive Growth Development Policy Operation Project (English)

The development objectives of Second Inclusive Growth Development Policy Operation Project for Tongo are to: i) Support fiscal resilience by means of strengthened revenue mobilization and strategic fiscal and debt policies; ii) support improved government accountability and private sector regulation by improving compliance with public procurement regulations, improving budgetary classifications, improving the adequacy of responses to external audit, and introducing new regulatory frameworks into selected sectors; and iii) support a more dynamic and inclusive economy by adopting investor‐friendly foreign investment legislation, extending coverage of the credit bureau, improving oversight and private participation in public enterprises, and introducing regulation to private sector labor markets. ... See More +

Program Document 113909 APR 27, 2017

Disclosed

Niger - Reform Management and Technical Assistance Project (English)

Ratings for the Reform Management and Technical Assistance (RMTA) Project for Niger were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was significant, Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4055 APR 26, 2017

Disclosed

Tobacco taxation in Turkey : an overview of policy measures and results (English)

Turkey’s government increased tobacco tax revenue and lowered tobacco consumption by increasing tobacco tax rates significantly between 2003 and 2013. ... See More +

Working Paper 114284 APR 25, 2017

Cetinkaya,Volkan; Marquez,Patricio V. Disclosed

Tobacco taxation in the European Union : an overview (English)

The European Union has a long experience in tobacco tax harmonization, which provides useful lessons learned. In the European Union, tobacco tax harmonization took place in stages, and currently all Member States have agreed upon definitions, tax base, and minimum excise duty rates for all product categories of manufactured tobacco. ... See More +

Working Paper 114324 APR 25, 2017

Bouw, Annerie Disclosed

Consumption smoothing and shock persistence : optimal simple fiscal rules for commodity exporters (English)

A common criticism of balanced budget fiscal rules is that they increase the consumption volatility of financially constrained households who are unable to smooth consumption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8035 APR 25, 2017

Galego Mendes,Arthur; Pennings,Steven Michael Disclosed

China - HCFC Phase-out Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 114796 APR 24, 2017

Disclosed

India - Himachal Pradesh Public Financial Management Capacity Building Program Project (English)

The development objective of Himachal Pradesh Public Financial Management Capacity Building Program Project for India is to improve the efficiency of Public Expenditure Management and Tax Administration in Himachal Pradesh. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 109448 APR 24, 2017

Disclosed

Statement by Mr. Mohammed Boussaid at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Mohammed Boussaid, Minister of Economy and Finance of the Kingdom of Morocco, at the ninety-fifth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 114558 APR 22, 2017

Disclosed

Arithmetics and politics of domestic resource mobilization (English)

The 2015 United Nations resolution on Financing for Development stresses the importance of effective resource mobilization and use of domestic resources to pursue sustainable development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8029 APR 17, 2017

Bolch,Kimberly Blair; Ceriani,Lidia; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe Disclosed

Liberia - Road Asset Management Project : environmental assessment : Environmental management plan for S.D. cooper intersection - Coca Cola Factory Road Rehabilitation Project (English)

The development objective of the Road Asset Management Project for Liberia is to support the Recipient's efforts to reduce transport costs along the road corridor from Monrovia to the Guinea border and to maintain the road in good condition over a 10-year period. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3271 APR 17, 2017

Ba,Ndeye Anna Disclosed

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Republic of Congo - PEMFAR : implementing public financial management reforms to stimulate growth and achieve shared prosperity : République du Congo - Revue de la gestion des dépenses publiques et de la responsabilité financière (PEMFAR) (French)
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MAY 22, 2017 ACS14289 Other Public Sector Study English
Elections and embezzlement : experimental evidence from Burkina Faso (English)
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MAY 17, 2017 WPS8067 Policy Research Working Paper
Industrial policies vs public goods under asymmetric information (English)
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MAY 04, 2017 WPS8052 Policy Research Working Paper
Malawi - Agricultural Support and Fiscal Management Development Policy Financing Project : chair summary (English)
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MAY 04, 2017 114839 Board Summary
Education public expenditure reviews for Eastern and Southern Africa : The good, the bad and The future (English)
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MAY 02, 2017 114733 Working Paper
Does oil revenue crowd out other tax revenues ? policy lessons for Uganda (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 WPS8048 Policy Research Working Paper
Tunisia - Business Environment and Entrepreneurship (BEE) Development Policy Financing (DPF) Project : تمويل السياسات التنموية الخاصة بمناخ الأعمال و ريادة الأعمال (Arabic)
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MAY 01, 2017 114789 Program Information Document French, English
Inclusive and effective citizen engagement : participatory budgeting - Makueni and West Pokot counties (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 114993 Working Paper
Participatory budgeting in Kenya : counties - Makueni, West Pokot, Baringo, Kwale, and Elgeyo Marakwet (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 114992 Working Paper
Tonga - Second Inclusive Growth Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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APR 27, 2017 113909 Program Document
Niger - Reform Management and Technical Assistance Project (English)
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APR 26, 2017 ICR4055 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Tobacco taxation in Turkey : an overview of policy measures and results (English)
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APR 25, 2017 114284 Working Paper
Tobacco taxation in the European Union : an overview (English)
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APR 25, 2017 114324 Working Paper
Consumption smoothing and shock persistence : optimal simple fiscal rules for commodity exporters (English)
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APR 25, 2017 WPS8035 Policy Research Working Paper
China - HCFC Phase-out Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 24, 2017 114796 Procurement Plan
India - Himachal Pradesh Public Financial Management Capacity Building Program Project (English)
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APR 24, 2017 109448 Project Appraisal Document
Statement by Mr. Mohammed Boussaid at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)
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APR 22, 2017 114558 Board Report
Europe and Central Asia - Developing Statistical Capacity in National Accounts, Price Statistics and Purchasing Power Parities in the CIS Region : procurement plan (English)
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APR 18, 2017 114657 Procurement Plan
Arithmetics and politics of domestic resource mobilization (English)
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APR 17, 2017 WPS8029 Policy Research Working Paper
Liberia - Road Asset Management Project : environmental assessment : Environmental management plan for S.D. cooper intersection - Coca Cola Factory Road Rehabilitation Project (English)
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APR 17, 2017 SFG3271 Environmental Assessment