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Revocable Debt Relief: Transforming a Liability into a Contingent Liability

Some limited forms of debt forgiveness and assistance have been given to families, including through moratoriums on interest payments and arrangements for no or low-consequence on default. It has also been argued that government can…

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Medium-Term Focus for Short-Term Problem Solving

The modern medium-term and policy-based budgeting system was invented in the 1970s in Australia. It started with the use of internal medium-term fiscal forecasts of revenues and costs of existing policies. Political events then allowed…

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Who Cares About Development Risk?

A general view appears to be that development and fiduciary risks are “two sides of the same coin and cannot be usefully be separated”. This Development Practice Note argues that they are different, and that…

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The Consequences of Donor-Induced Fragmentation

Donor-induced fragmentation of public financial management systems reduces reputation risk, but it unambiguously increases development risk – the longer-term risk of not achieving development objectives. This Development Practice Note proposes a four-part solution for dealing…

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What Determines the Quality of Public Finance Systems?

Why do some ministries of finance around the world consistently deliver good results, while others cannot make much progress? This Development Practice Note looks at the three most common answers to that question, and explains…

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What is Team-Based Performance Management and How Does it Work?

When a government adopts a team-based performance management approach, it sends the powerful message that the state values institutional culture as the primary determinant of performance. This Development Practice Note explains how a team-based approach…

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Afghanistan: A Preliminary Fiduciary and Development Risk and Cost-Effectiveness Assessment

This is the first Fiduciary and Development Risk and Cost-Effectiveness Assessment commissioned by the Government and for the Government. The conclusions of this assessment are: PFM systems are relatively strong; systemic fiduciary risks fell quickly…

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Singapore: Evolution of an Entrepot

Singapore has undergone a remarkable transition since gaining statehood. ISE examines the sequence of priorities and drivers fueling its economic growth from a post-colonial city into a center of industry and trade.

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Preparing for a Syrian Transition: Trust Funds

This note considers the application of a multi-donor trust fund (MDTF) to a possible Syrian transition. Firstly, it considers how an MDTF could act as the primary funding mechanism for short-term emergency support. Secondly, it…

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The Case of Transformation in Mozambique

Mozambique is now one of Africa’s fastest growing economies. What were the key steps in its path from Civil War, through one party state system and centrally planned socialist economy, to multiparty constitutional democracy? How…

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Preparing for a Syrian Transition: Lessons from the Past, Thinking for the Future

This paper develops scenarios for possible Syrian transitions. It identifies relevant peace building lessons from the past, outlines recommendations for members of the international community and pinpoints issues for articulating and implementing a transitional agenda.…

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Himachal Pradesh: Understanding State-Level Transition in India

How did Himachal Pradesh evolve to become one of India’s wealthiest states, with low poverty levels and above-average literacy?  The prospect appeared unlikely when 30 princely Hill states merged to form a state characterized by…

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