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How Does the World Bank Influence the Development Policy Priorities of Low-Income and Lower-Middle-Income Countries?

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Knack, Stephen
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Parks, Bradley C.
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Harutyunyan, Ani
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DiLorenzo, Matthew
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2020-05-07T15:06:20Z
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2020-05-07T15:06:20Z
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2020-04
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2021-12-01T12:11:25Z
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This study investigates the World Bank's use of lending and non-lending instruments to affect the policy priorities of developing countries. In a typical year, the World Bank lends more than $30 billion to its client countries. It also spends approximately $200 million on the provision of analytical and advisory products each year. However, insufficiently granular data on the nature, timing, and distribution of these analytical and advisory products and the policy priorities of client countries has made it difficult for policymakers and scholars to understand which World Bank instruments are most useful for effectuating change in the direction of government policy. With new data on the delivery of analytical and advisory products and micro-level survey data from 1,244 public sector officials in 121 developing countries, this study demonstrates that the organization’s non-lending instruments are more effective than its lending instruments at influencing the policy priorities of client countries. The World Bank's analytical and advisory products not only affect the direction of government policy, but also its design and implementation.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/852751588260919707/How-Does-the-World-Bank-Influence-the-Development-Policy-Priorities-of-Low-Income-and-Lower-Middle-Income-Countries
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/33707
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English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 9225
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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DEVELOPMENT POLICY
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PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
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FOREIGN AID
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CONDITIONALITY
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POLICY EVALUATION
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How Does the World Bank Influence the Development Policy Priorities of Low-Income and Lower-Middle-Income Countries?
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Working Paper
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How does the World Bank Influence the Development Policy Priorities of Low-Income and Lower-Middle Income Countries ?
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2020-04-30
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/852751588260919707/How-Does-the-World-Bank-Influence-the-Development-Policy-Priorities-of-Low-Income-and-Lower-Middle-Income-Countries
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10.1596/1813-9450-9225
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090224b0878d0505_4_0
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31999112
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WPS9225
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/852751588260919707/pdf/How-Does-the-World-Bank-Influence-the-Development-Policy-Priorities-of-Low-Income-and-Lower-Middle-Income-Countries.pdf
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3762
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852751588260919707
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Development Economics & Aid Effectiveness
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Adjustment and Lending
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Assistance
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Policy, Institutions and Governance
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Poverty Reduction :: Inequality
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Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Concessional Finance and Global Partnerships
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Development Research Group, Development Economics

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