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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

Toward more efficient and effective public social spending in Central America : toward more efficient and effective public social spending in Central America (English)

Central America has come a long way both in terms of economic and political stability. Increasingly the region is focusing on implementing productivity-enhancing reforms as well as supporting reductions in poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Publication 115209 MAY 18, 2017

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Gindling,Thomas; Pena,Christine Lao Disclosed

Who serves the poor ? surveying civil servants in the developing world (English)

Who are the civil servants that serve poor people in the developing world? This paper uses direct surveys of civil servants -- the professional body of administrators who manage government policy -- and their organizations from Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan and the Philippines, to highlight key aspects of their characteristics and experience of civil service life. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8051 MAY 04, 2017

Rogger,Daniel Oliver Disclosed

Vietnam - Medium Cities Development Project : additional financing : resettlement plan : Kế hoạch tái định cư (Vietnamese)

The development objective of the Additional Financing for Medium Cities Development Project for Vietnam is to increase access to improved urban infrastructure services in three selected medium sized cities, Lao Cai, Phu Ly, and Vinh, in a sustainable and efficient manner. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG2691 MAY 04, 2017

Nguyen,Giang Thi Huong English Disclosed

The misallocation of pay and productivity in the public sector : evidence from the labor market for teachers (English)

This paper uses a unique dataset of both public and private sector primary school teachers and their students to present among the first estimates in a low-income country of (a) teacher effectiveness; (b) teacher value added (TVA) and its correlates; and (c) the link between TVA and teacher wages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8050 MAY 04, 2017

Bau,Natalie; Das,Jishnu Disclosed

Do private water utility operators care about regulatory agencies in developing countries ? (English)

This paper shows that the creation of an independent regulatory agency is often not a necessary or sufficient condition to help attract private participation in the operation and financing of the water and sanitation sector in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8045 APR 26, 2017

Bertomeu Sanchez,Salvador; Camos Daurella,Daniel; Estache,Antonio Disclosed

The economics of forced displacement : an introduction (English)

Forced displacement -- defined as the displacement of refugees and internally displaced persons due to violence -- has reached an unprecedented scale and global attention during the past few years, particularly in the aftermath of the Syrian refugee crisis in 2011 and the European Union's migration crisis in 2015. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8038 APR 25, 2017

Verme,Paolo Disclosed

On the frontlines of scaling-up : a qualitative analysis of implementation challenges in a CDD project in rural India (English)

This paper analyzes four years of qualitative data observing a large participatory anti-poverty project in India as it scales up from its first phase (covering 400,000 households) to its second (covering 800,000 households). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8039 APR 25, 2017

Majumdar,Shruti; Rao,Vijayendra; Sanyal,Paromita 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

Is Poverty in Africa mostly chronic or transient ? evidence from synthetic panel data (English)

Absent actual panel household survey data, this paper constructs, for the first time, synthetic panel data for more than 20 countries accounting for two-thirds of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8033 APR 20, 2017

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Dabalen,Andrew L. Disclosed

Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (English)

Latin America and the Caribbean does not have the infrastructure it needs, or deserves, given its income. Many argue that the solution is to spend more; by contrast, this report has one main message: Latin America can dramatically narrow its infrastructure service gap by spending efficiently on the right things. ... See More +

Working Paper 114110 APR 06, 2017

Fay,Marianne; Andres,Luis Alberto; Fox,Charles James Edward; Narloch,Ulf Gerrit; Straub,Stephane; Slawson,Michael Alan Disclosed

South Asia Procurement Innovation Awards 2016 (English)

This publication is a compilation of abstracts of submissions made by procurement entities from Government, Public Sector, Autonomous, University or Research and Training Institutions following the Public Procurement regulatory framework, and NGOs/CBOs involved in Public Procurement Management and Oversight Support in the South Asian countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka for South Asia Procurement Innovation Awards 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 114154 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

The political economy of energy subsidy reform (English)

This book proposes a simple framework for understanding the political economy of subsidy reform andapplies it to four in-depth country studies covering more than 30 distinct episodes of reform.Five key lessons emerge. ... See More +

Publication 113262 MAR 22, 2017

Inchauste,Gabriela; Victor,David G. Disclosed

El Salvador - Fiscal Management and Public Sector Performance Technical Assistance Project (English)

Ratings for the Fiscal Management and Public Sector Performance Technical Assistance Project for El Salvador were as follows: outcomes were unsatisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and Borrower performance was unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3947 MAR 10, 2017

Disclosed

Georgia - Second Regional and Municipal Infrastructure Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 16) : Environmental and social screening and environmental management plan for daba Mestia Leo pilpani public and folklore theatre (Mestia Municipality) rehabilitation sub-project (English)

The objective of the Second Regional and Municipal Infrastructure Development Project for Georgia is to improve access to and quality of municipal services and infrastructure. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3121 MAR 07, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - Third Phase of Municipal Development Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objective of the Third Phase of Municipal Development Project for West Bank and Gaza aims to enhance the institutional capacity of municipalities in West Bank and Gaza for more accountable and sustainable service delivery. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3146 MAR 01, 2017

Bali,Maha Muhammad Disclosed

Somalia - Special Financing Facility for Local Development Project : environmental assessment : Environmental social action plan report (English)

The development objective of the Special Financing Facility for Local Development Project for Somalia is to support the construction and reconstruction of infrastructure and the development of public service delivery capacity in targeted areas of Somalia and support the Federal Government and interim administration government capacity to respond to an eligible naturally triggered emergency. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3273 MAR 01, 2017

Santos,Rildo Disclosed

Citizen engagement in water snapshots : Teresina Enhancing Municipal Governance and Quality of Life Project (English)

The objectives of the Teresina Enhancing Municipal Governance and Quality of Life Project, approved in 2008, were to modernize and improve the financial, urban environmental, service delivery management capacity of the municipal government, and its role in facilitating in the financial, urban environmental, service delivery, and economic development improvement of the quality of life of the low-income population of the Lagoas do Norte region of the city. ... See More +

Brief 114395 MAR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Rising incomes and inequality of access to infrastructure among Latin American households (English)

This paper documents access to services and ownership of infrastructure-related durables in the water, energy, telecom, and transport areas, based on harmonized household survey data covering 1.6 million households in 14 Latin American countries during 1992 to 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7987 FEB 28, 2017

Fay,Marianne; Straub,Stephane Disclosed

Board standing committees membership : term of membership - November 1, 2016 thru October 31, 2018 (English)

Board Report 113093 FEB 28, 2017

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
Toward more efficient and effective public social spending in Central America : toward more efficient and effective public social spending in Central America (English)
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MAY 18, 2017 115209 Publication
Who serves the poor ? surveying civil servants in the developing world (English)
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MAY 04, 2017 WPS8051 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Medium Cities Development Project : additional financing : resettlement plan : Kế hoạch tái định cư (Vietnamese)
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MAY 04, 2017 SFG2691 Resettlement Plan English
The misallocation of pay and productivity in the public sector : evidence from the labor market for teachers (English)
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MAY 04, 2017 WPS8050 Policy Research Working Paper
Do private water utility operators care about regulatory agencies in developing countries ? (English)
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APR 26, 2017 WPS8045 Policy Research Working Paper
The economics of forced displacement : an introduction (English)
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APR 25, 2017 WPS8038 Policy Research Working Paper
On the frontlines of scaling-up : a qualitative analysis of implementation challenges in a CDD project in rural India (English)
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APR 25, 2017 WPS8039 Policy Research Working Paper
Tobacco taxation in the European Union : an overview (English)
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APR 25, 2017 114324 Working Paper
Is Poverty in Africa mostly chronic or transient ? evidence from synthetic panel data (English)
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APR 20, 2017 WPS8033 Policy Research Working Paper
Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (English)
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APR 06, 2017 114110 Working Paper
South Asia Procurement Innovation Awards 2016 (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114154 Working Paper
The political economy of energy subsidy reform (English)
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MAR 22, 2017 113262 Publication
El Salvador - Fiscal Management and Public Sector Performance Technical Assistance Project (English)
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MAR 10, 2017 ICR3947 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Georgia - Second Regional and Municipal Infrastructure Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 16) : Environmental and social screening and environmental management plan for daba Mestia Leo pilpani public and folklore theatre (Mestia Municipality) rehabilitation sub-project (English)
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MAR 07, 2017 SFG3121 Environmental Assessment
West Bank and Gaza - Third Phase of Municipal Development Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 SFG3146 Environmental Assessment
Somalia - Special Financing Facility for Local Development Project : environmental assessment : Environmental social action plan report (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 SFG3273 Environmental Assessment
Citizen engagement in water snapshots : Teresina Enhancing Municipal Governance and Quality of Life Project (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 114395 Brief
Rising incomes and inequality of access to infrastructure among Latin American households (English)
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FEB 28, 2017 WPS7987 Policy Research Working Paper
Board standing committees membership : term of membership - November 1, 2016 thru October 31, 2018 (English)
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FEB 28, 2017 113093 Board Report