Public Sector Reform: What Works and Why? An IEG evaluation of World Bank Support

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2132
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IEG Independent Evaluations & Annual Reviews
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Independent Evaluation Group
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2012-05-25T21:46:48Z
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2012-05-25T21:46:48Z
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2008
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2021-04-23T14:02:25Z
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The World Bank support for public sector reform has grown notably in recent years. To address the questions of what is working and why in this area, the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) has examined Bank lending and other support for public sector reform in four areas: public financial management, administrative and civil service, revenue administration, and anticorruption and transparency. A majority of countries that borrowed to support public sector reform improved their performance in some dimensions, but there were shortcomings in important aspects. Middle-income borrowers saw improvements in their public sector quality more frequently than low-income borrowers, even though the low-income group usually had greater needs for public sector improvement. Performance usually improved for public financial management, tax administration, and transparency, but not for civil service. Direct measures to reduce corruption, such as anticorruption laws and commissions, rarely succeeded, as they often lacked the necessary support from political elites and the judicial system.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2008/01/9719021/public-sector-reform-works-ieg-evaluation-world-bank-support
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978-0-8213-7589-1
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/6484
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English
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en_US
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Washington, DC : World Bank
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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/
dc.subject
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE
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ANTICORRUPTION
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CIVIL SERVICE
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INDEPENDENT EVALUATION GROUP
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POLITICAL ISSUES
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PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
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PUBLIC SECTOR REFORM
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REVENUE ADMINISTRATION
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TAX ADMINISTRATION
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TRANSPARENCY
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WORLD BANK LENDING
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Public Sector Reform: What Works and Why? An IEG evaluation of World Bank Support
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2008-07-30
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2008/01/9719021/public-sector-reform-works-ieg-evaluation-world-bank-support
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Finance and Markets
okr.globalpractice
Governance
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/978-0-8213-7589-1
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000334955_20080730084421
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9719021
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44818
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2008/07/30/000334955_20080730084421/Rendered/PDF/448180PUB0Box310only109780821375891.pdf
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Public Sector Economics
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Banks and Banking Reform
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Governance :: National Governance
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Public Sector Expenditure Policy
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Public Sector Corruption and Anticorruption Measures
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Finance and Financial Sector Development
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Public Sector Development
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