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Central African Republic - Country engagement note : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 98712 JUL 30, 2015

A new cross-national measure of corruption (English)

A new measure of cross-national corruption is constructed based on the geographic distribution of public officials involved in cross-border corruption cases. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7371 JUL 20, 2015

Escresa,Laarni; PICCI, LUCIO

Crime, violence, and community-based prevention in Honduras : research report (English)

Violent crime has emerged as a growing development challenge, affecting large segments of societies, and taking a severe toll on economic development. ... See More +

Working Paper 97642 JUN 01, 2015

Berg,Louis Alexandre; Carranza,Marlon

Doing the survey two-step : the effects of reticence on estimates of corruption in two-stage survey questions (English)

This paper develops a structural approach for modeling how respondents answer survey questions and uses it to estimate the proportion of respondents who are reticent in answering corruption questions, as well as the extent to which reticent behavior biases down conventional estimates of corruption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7276 MAY 22, 2015

Karalashvili,Nona; Kraay,Aart C.; Murrell,Peter

The (non-) effect of violence on education : evidence from the war on drugs in Mexico (English)

This paper studies the sharp increase in violence experienced in Mexico after 2006, known as The War on Drugs, and its effects on human capital accumulation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7230 APR 02, 2015

Márquez-Padilla,Fernanda; Pérez-Arce,Francisco; Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos

Trafficking and fragility in West Africa (English)

Trafficking is an emerging concern in West Africa that is gaining increasing attention from the international community. This paper examines the relationship between trafficking and fragility in the region through a meta-analysis of existing knowledge and data on the subject. ... See More +

Working Paper 98903 JAN 01, 2015

Dechery,Come Jean Maurice; Ralston,Laura R.

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

Avoiding crime in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

An Enterprise Survey is a firm-level survey of a representative sample of an economy’s private sector. The surveys cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, competition, corruption, crime, gender, infrastructure, innovation, labor, performance measures, and trade. ... See More +

Brief 92284 AUG 01, 2014

Asymmetric punishment as an instrument of corruption control (English)

The control of bribery is a policy objective in many developing countries. It has been argued that asymmetric punishments could reduce bribery by incentivizing whistle-blowing. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6933 JUN 01, 2014

Basu, Karna; Basu, Kaushik; Cordella, Tito

Income inequality and violent crime : evidence from Mexicos drug war (English)

The relationship between income inequality and crime has attracted the interest of many researchers, but little convincing evidence exists on the causal effect of inequality on crime in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6935 JUN 01, 2014

Enamorado, Ted; Lopez-Calva , Luis-Felipe; Rodriguez-Castelan, Carlos; Winkler, Hernan

Deals and delays : firm-level evidence on corruption and policy implementation times (English)

This paper examines whether demands for bribes for particular government services are associated with expedited or delayed policy implementation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6949 JUN 01, 2014

Freund, Caroline; Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Rijkers, Bob

How business community institutions can help fight corruption (English)

This paper considers the possibility of collective action by the business community to counter corruption in the award of government licenses and contracts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6954 JUN 01, 2014

Dixit, Avinash

The socio-economic costs of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea : recommendations for policy and programs (English)

At the request of the Prime Ministers office, between 2011-2013, the World Bank conducted a study to understand the social and economic costs of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88545 MAY 01, 2014

Lakhani, Sadaf; Willman, Alys M.

Gates, hired guns and mistrust : business unusual - the cost of crime and violence to businesses in Papua New Guinea (English)

High levels of crime and violence are widely viewed as a critical constraint to development in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The most casual discussion on the topic inevitably elicits stories of personal experiences of victimization, or those of friends or family. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88544 MAY 01, 2014

Lakhani, Sadaf; Willman, Alys M.

The socio-economic costs of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea : recommendations for policy and programs (English)

At the request of the Prime Ministers office, between 2011-2013, the World Bank conducted a study to understand the social and economic costs of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88545 MAY 01, 2014

Lakhani, Sadaf; Willman, Alys M.

Trends in crime and violence in Papua New Guinea (English)

Crime and violence are widely viewed as posing a considerable challenge to development in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The full scale of crime and violence in PNG is difficult to assess, given the scarcity of national-level studies and a distinct urban bias in the available studies. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75057 MAY 01, 2014

Lakhani, Sadaf; Willman, Alys M.

Drivers of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea (English)

Reports in both the national and international media and anecdotal evidence indicate that the prevalence of crime and violence is high in PNG, and presents an important obstacle to long-term development. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75058 MAY 01, 2014

Lakhani, Sadaf; Willman, Alys M.

South Asia gender initiative newsletter (English)

The report finds that nutrition interventions rarely target adolescent girls, fathers, or elderly women. The report stresses that gender inclusive nutrition programs will ideally increase: (1) womens household autonomy; (2) household support for the woman and her own and her childrens nutrition; (3) community support for the woman and her own and her childrens nutrition; and include (4) help for adolescent girls. ... See More +

Newsletter 86387 APR 01, 2014

South Asia gender initiative newsletter (English)

This South Asia gender initiative newsletter includes the following headings: gender-based violence in South Asia; harnessing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to end violence against women in Nepal; technical and financial support to address gender based violence; and the promise of expanding one-stop crisis centers in Bangladesh. ... See More +

Newsletter 86041 MAR 04, 2014

Crimes and disputes : missed opportunities and insights from a national data collection effort in Papua New Guinea (English)

As in many developing countries, data collection has proved to be a considerable challenge in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The country has contended with what are said to be amongst the highest levels of crime and violence in the world, and there have been ongoing Government and donor interventions in the law and justice field for several decades. ... See More +

Brief 86185 MAR 01, 2014

Akmeemana, Sakuntala; Diwa, Reno; Menzies, Nicholas; Bailey, Laura

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Central African Republic - Country engagement note : chair summary (English)
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JUL 30, 2015 98712 Board Summary
A new cross-national measure of corruption (English)
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JUL 20, 2015 WPS7371 Policy Research Working Paper
Crime, violence, and community-based prevention in Honduras : research report (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97642 Working Paper
Doing the survey two-step : the effects of reticence on estimates of corruption in two-stage survey questions (English)
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MAY 22, 2015 WPS7276 Policy Research Working Paper
The (non-) effect of violence on education : evidence from the war on drugs in Mexico (English)
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APR 02, 2015 WPS7230 Policy Research Working Paper
Trafficking and fragility in West Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 98903 Working Paper
Trafficking and fragility in West Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7079 Policy Research Working Paper
Avoiding crime in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 92284 Brief
Asymmetric punishment as an instrument of corruption control (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6933 Policy Research Working Paper
Income inequality and violent crime : evidence from Mexicos drug war (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6935 Policy Research Working Paper
Deals and delays : firm-level evidence on corruption and policy implementation times (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6949 Policy Research Working Paper
How business community institutions can help fight corruption (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6954 Policy Research Working Paper
The socio-economic costs of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea : recommendations for policy and programs (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88545 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Gates, hired guns and mistrust : business unusual - the cost of crime and violence to businesses in Papua New Guinea (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88544 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The socio-economic costs of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea : recommendations for policy and programs (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88545 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Trends in crime and violence in Papua New Guinea (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 75057 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Drivers of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 75058 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
South Asia gender initiative newsletter (English)
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APR 01, 2014 86387 Newsletter
South Asia gender initiative newsletter (English)
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MAR 04, 2014 86041 Newsletter
Crimes and disputes : missed opportunities and insights from a national data collection effort in Papua New Guinea (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86185 Brief