At the Frontier of Practical Political Economy : Operationalizing an Agent-Based Stakeholder Model in the World Bank's East Asia and Pacific Region

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Policy Research Working Papers
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Nunberg, Barbara
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Barma, Naazneen
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Abdollahian, Mark
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Green, Amanda
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Perlman, Deborah
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2014-09-02T19:38:22Z
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2014-09-02T19:38:22Z
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2010-01
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2021-04-23T14:03:52Z
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Reform programs sometimes falter because they are politically infeasible. Policy change inevitably creates winners and losers, so those with vested interests strike bargains to determine how far and how quickly reform should advance. Understanding these micro political dynamics of reform can mean the difference between a successful intervention that gains political traction and a well-intentioned gambit that falls short of achieving its developmental objectives. Donors like the World Bank have been searching for ways to take these political factors more fully into account as they design programs to support country reforms. This initiative sought to introduce a rigorous and operationally usable political analysis tool that could be systematically integrated into the World Bank's country programming cycle. The East Asia and Pacific region carried out a multi-country pilot of the Agent-Based Stakeholder Model. This innovative analytical approach entails a quantitative simulation of the complex bargaining dynamics surrounding reform. The model anticipates stakeholder coalition formation and gauges the political feasibility of alternative proposed interventions. This paper provides a review of the Agent-Based Stakeholder Model pilot experience, exploring what sets this model apart from more traditional approaches, how it works, and how it fits into the Bank's operational cycle at various stages. An overview of the Mongolia, Philippines, and Timor-Leste country cases is followed by an examination of policy-related insights and lessons learned. Finally, the paper builds on this East Asian pilot experience, offering ideas on a potential way forward for organizations like the World Bank to deepen and extend their political analysis capabilities. The paper argues that the Agent-Based Stakeholder Model, utilized thoughtfully, offers a powerful addition to the practical political economy toolkit.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2010/01/11641285/frontier-practical-political-economy-operationalizing-agent-based-stakeholder-model-world-banks-east-asia-pacific-region
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/19940
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 5176
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ACCOUNTABILITY
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ANALYTICAL APPROACH
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ANTI-CORRUPTION
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ANTICORRUPTION
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ANTICORRUPTION AGENCY
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AUDITS
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BUDGET PROCESS
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BUDGET TRANSPARENCY
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BUILDING CONSENSUS
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CAPACITY BUILDING
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CIVIL SERVANT
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CIVIL SERVANTS
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CIVIL SERVICE
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CIVIL SOCIETY
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CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS
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COMPANY
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COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE
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CONDITIONALITY
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CONFIDENCE
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CONSENSUS
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CONSULTATION
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CONSULTATIONS
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CORRUPT
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CORRUPT OFFICIALS
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DATA ANALYSIS
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DATA COLLECTION
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DECISION MAKING
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DECISION-MAKING PROCESS
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DEMOCRACY
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DEMONSTRATION EFFECTS
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DISCRETION
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ECONOMIC CONDITIONS
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EFFECTIVE USE
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ENVIRONMENTS
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EX ANTE
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EX POST
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EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES
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FEASIBILITY
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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
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FLEXIBILITY
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GOVERNANCE REFORMS
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GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
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GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
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INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT
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INDIVIDUALS
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INFORMATION DISSEMINATION
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INITIATIVE
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INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK
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INTERVIEWS
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JOINT VENTURE
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LEGAL FRAMEWORK
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LEGISLATION
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LIMITED
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LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
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LOCAL KNOWLEDGE
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MANDATES
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MEDIA
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MINISTER
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NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
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OPENNESS
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PARTICIPATORY ACTIVITIES
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PARTNERSHIP
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PATRONAGE
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POLICE
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POLICY DECISIONS
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POLITICAL ECONOMY
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POLITICAL PARTIES
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POLITICIANS
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POVERTY REDUCTION
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PREPARATION
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PRIVATE COMPANIES
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PROCUREMENT
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PROJECT DESIGN
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PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION
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PROTECTED AREAS
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PUBLIC ACCESS
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RECONSTRUCTION
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REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
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RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
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SANCTIONS
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SERVICE DELIVERY
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SIMULATIONS
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STAKEHOLDER
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STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS
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STAKEHOLDERS
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TAX ADMINISTRATION
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TAX COLLECTION
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TAX COMPLIANCE
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TAX REFORM
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TAX REFORMS
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TAX REVENUE
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TRADEOFFS
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TRANSPARENCY
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WAGES
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At the Frontier of Practical Political Economy : Operationalizing an Agent-Based Stakeholder Model in the World Bank's East Asia and Pacific Region
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2010-01-31
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2010/01/11641285/frontier-practical-political-economy-operationalizing-agent-based-stakeholder-model-world-banks-east-asia-pacific-region
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Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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Governance
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Environment and Natural Resources
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Finance and Markets
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Governance
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-5176
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000158349_20100112160746
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11641285
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WPS5176
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/01/12/000158349_20100112160746/Rendered/PDF/WPS5176.pdf
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East Asia and Pacific
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East Asia
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Oceania
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Social Development :: Social Accountability
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Law and Development :: Corporate Law
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Banks and Banking Reform
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Public Sector Corruption and Anticorruption Measures
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Environmental Economics and Policies
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Finance and Financial Sector Development
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Public Sector Development
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Environment
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Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Sector Unit, East Asia and Pacific Region
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