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    • Haiti

      World Bank Group (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015-05-20)
      The Country Opinion Survey in Haiti assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Haiti perceive the WBG. It provides the WBG with systematic feedback from national and local governments, multilateral/bilateral agencies, media, academia, the private sector, and civil society in Haiti on 1) their views regarding the general environment in Haiti; 2) their overall attitudes toward the WBG in Haiti; 3) overall impressions of the WBG’s effectiveness and results, knowledge work and activities, and communication and information sharing in Haiti; and 4) their perceptions of the WBG’s future role in Haiti.
    • Haiti : A Review of Accounting and Audit Practices

      World Bank (Washington, DC, 2012-06-13)
      This report analyzes corporate financial
 reporting and auditing practices in Haiti. It supports the
 Government's efforts to: (a) improve financial sector
 stability and development; (b) encourage a business climate
 conducive to private investment and local companies'
 access to credit and long-term finance; and (c) enhance the
 governance and accountability of public enterprises. For the
 purpose of this study, the benchmarks that have been used
 include the International Financial Reporting Standards
 (IFRS) and the International Standards on Auditing (ISA).
 The report also draws on international experience and good
 practice in accounting and auditing, particularly in Latin
 America and the Caribbean. The main focus of the review is
 the institutional framework and professional environment
 that underpin private sector accounting and audit practices.
    • Haiti : Public Expenditure Management and Financial Accountability Review

      World Bank (Washington, DC : World Bank, 2008)
      Haiti made good progress over the past
 three years but major challenges remain to accelerating
 growth and reducing poverty. After the lost decade
 1994-2004, marked by political instability and economic
 decline, Haiti reformed significantly and revived growth,
 especially in the past three years. Macroeconomic policies
 implemented since mid-2004 helped restart economic growth,
 reestablish fiscal discipline, reduce inflation and increase
 international reserves. Financial sector stability has been
 maintained though weaknesses have emerged. Significant
 progress was also achieved in the implementation of economic
 governance measures, mainly in the area of legal framework,
 core public institutions and financial management processes
 and procedures. Notably, basic budget procedures were
 restored, the public procurement system strengthened, and
 anti-corruption efforts stepped up. Efforts were also made
 to improve efficiency and transparency in the management of
 public enterprises. This wave of reforms led to renewed
 confidence and translated into higher growth. Real Gross
 Domestic Product (GDP) is estimated to have grown by 2.3
 percent in FY2006, implying an increase of about 0.6 percent
 in per capita GDP, compared to -0.2 percent in FY2005. The
 successful implementation of its stabilization program
 helped Haiti benefit from a three year International
 Monetary Fund (IMF) - Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility
 (PRGF) supported program. In addition, in November 2006,
 Haiti qualified for debt relief under the Enhanced Heavily
 Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative by reaching the
 decision point under the initiative.
    • Hak memberitakan : peran pers dalam pembangunan ekonomi

      World Bank (Washington, DC, 2013-08-20)
      A free press is not a luxury. It is at the core of equitable development. The media can expose corruption. They can keep a check on public policy by throwing a spotlight on government action. They let people voice diverse opinions on governance and reform, and help build public consensus to bring about change. Such media help markets work better. They can facilitate trade, transmitting ideas and innovation across boundaries. The media are also important for human development, bringing health and education information to remote villages in countries from Uganda to Nicaragua. But as experience has shown, the independence of the media can be fragile and easily compromised. It is clear that to support development, media need the right environment-in terms of freedoms, capacities, and checks and balances. The World Development Report 2002, "Building Institutions for Markets (rep. no. 22825)," devoted a chapter to the role of the media in development. This volume is an extension of that work. It discusses how media affects development outcomes under different circumstances and presents evidence on what policy environment is needed to enable the media to support economic and political markets and to provide a voice for the disenfranchised. To this end, it draws together the views of academics as well as perspectives from those on the front line-journalists themselves.
    • Halliburton Whistleblower Tony Menendez - An Accountant with Moral Courage

      Christensen, David S; Calvasina, Gerald (OpenSPACES@UNK: Scholarship, Preservation, and Creative Endeavors, 2020-06-25)
      This case describes the experience of accounting whistleblower Tony Menendez. It is both inspiring and cautionary. This case is most appropriate for use in graduate and undergraduate courses in ethics and management accounting. Students apply the IMA Statement of Ethical Professional Practice (SEPP) and advice from ethics gurus Gentile and Badaracco to analyze Tony’s experience to learn how to blow the whistle. They also identify character traits that helped Tony report the suspected fraud and fight retaliation from Halliburton. This case empowers students with a roadmap that illustrates how to blow the whistle and identifies potential roadblocks. Teaching notes are the end of the case.
    • Handbook For curbing corruption in public procurement

      Kostyo, Kenneth (Transparency International, 2006)
      "The Procurement Handbook presents the experiences of Transparency International and three national chapters in Asia in fighting corruption in public contracting. Targeted for civil society and local government, the Handbook provides an overview of the issues and offers suggestions on how problems can be addressed."
    • Handbook for Evaluating Infrastructure Regulatory Systems

      Gencer, Defne; Stern, Jon; Brown, Ashley C.; Tenenbaum, Bernard (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2012-06-04)
      More than 200 new infrastructure
 regulators have been created around the world in the last 15
 years. They were established to encourage clear and
 sustainable long-term economic and legal commitments by
 governments and investors to encourage new investment to
 benefit existing and new customers. There is now
 considerable evidence that both investors and consumers-the
 two groups that were supposed to have benefited from these
 new regulatory systems-have often been disappointed with
 their performance. The fundamental premise of this book is
 that regulatory systems can be successfully reformed only if
 there are independent, objective and public evaluations of
 their performance. Just as one goes to a medical doctor for
 a regular health checkup, it is clear that infrastructure
 regulation would also benefit from periodic checkups. This
 book provides a general framework as well as detailed
 practical guidance on how to perform such regulatory checkups.
    • Handling the Weather : Insurance, Savings, and Credit in West Africa

      de Nicola, Francesca (World Bank Group, Washington, DC, 2015-02-13)
      Farmers in developing countries face a
 wide array of risks. Yet they often lack formal financial
 instruments to protect against risks. This paper examines
 the impact on consumption, investment, and welfare of the
 separate provision of three financial products: weather
 insurance, savings, and credit. The paper develops a dynamic
 stochastic mode to capture the essential features of the
 lives of West African rural households. The model is
 calibrated with data from farmers in Burkina Faso and
 Senegal, to assess quantitatively the effects of three
 policy interventions. For each intervention the analysis
 first considers a benchmark scenario that abstracts from the
 flaws that affect each instrument; later the assumptions are
 relaxed. Weather insurance offers the largest welfare gains
 at each level of wealth, although the gains are
 significantly reduced by introducing a multiple on the
 insurance premium. Over time, however, savings can lead to
 substantial gains, higher than those achievable by
 unsubsidized weather insurance.
    • Handshake, No. 11 (October 2013)

      International Finance Corporation (International Finance Corporation, Washington, DC, 2013-10)
      This issue includes the following
 headings: donors: aid versus trade; investment: seeking
 strong partners; power: hydro heats up; water: sanitation
 solutions; and first person: African Development Bank President
    • Handshake, No. 12 (January 2014)

      International Finance Corporation (Washington, DC, 2015-07-20)
      This issue of the Handshake, IFCs
 quarterly journal on public-private partnerships, contains
 the following topics of interest: weighing the options: burn
 or bury?; waste and climate: supporting governments;
 community engagement: integrating Indias informal sector; an
 interview with the director of the documentary Trashed; and
 bonus: podcast with 2013 CNN hero on community cleanups.
    • Handshake, No. 15 (October 2014)

      World Bank Group (Washington, DC, 2014-10)
      This issue includes the following
 headings: finding the right broadband public-private
 partnership (PPP): whats key for emerging economies?; reform
 has its rewards: telecom takes off in Myanmar; e-gov
 excellence: models from Colombia, Ghana, India, and
 Portugal; know what you know: creating a government
 technology strategy; and closing the gap: Facebook and intel
 connect the unconnected.
    • Handshake, No. 16 (June 2015)

      Scobie Oliveira, Tanya; World Bank Group (Washington, DC, 2016-07-15)
      The latest issue of Handshake, focused
 on public-private partnerships in the Innovation. “An age of
 constant invention naturally begets one of constant
 failure,”the New York Times Magazine declared in a recent
 story called “Welcometo the Failure Age.” Its core
 premise—that innovation is inextricably linked with
 failure—may be a fresh insight for the high-tech era, but
 has long been understood by those who work in
 infrastructure. To state the obvious:for those of us in
 infrastructure PPPs, failure is not a novel
 concept.Innovation is. The interplay between the two, with
 attention to the iterativelearning that is necessary to
 morph missteps into course corrections. Once the seeds of
 those ideas are planted, innovation has already begun to
 germinate. This issue includes the following headings:
 inside Korea’s PPP unit reinvigorating the regional economy;
 innovating at scale less early adoption,more global
 adaptation; The politics of PPP barcelona partnership
 energizes urban center; redefining failure and success why
 the “Brilliant Mistake” matters; course corrections small
 changes that create better outcomes; reviving the reliance
 rail PPP turning around a difficult project; protecting your
 PPP stabilizing partnerships in uncertain times; PPP insider
 Korea’s PPP unit creates institutional memory; from lessons
 to principles The public governance of PPPs; money talks
 debunking the myth of the “quick and easy” PPP; inside
 infrastructure powering rural Africa; One question eight
 experts discuss how PPPscan absorb common mistakes; master
 class preventing renegotiation, fostering efficiency; What
 the rest of the world is saying about PPPs.
    • Handshake, No. 4 (January 2012)

      Oliveira, Tanya Scobie; International Finance Corporation (International Finance Corporation, Washington, DC, 2012-01)
      This issue includes the following headings: mass rapid transit: a tool for urban expansion; financing: beyond sovereign guarantees; and low-income housing: lessons from Latin America.
    • Handshake, No. 7 (October 2012)

      International Finance Corporation (International Finance Corporation, Washington, DC, 2015-07-20)
      This issue includes the following
 headings: road: Brazils competitive drive; rail: speeding
 toward tomorrow; logistics: MIT expert on why logistics
 clusters matter; and interview: UPSs sustainable strategies.
    • Handshake, No. 9 (April 2013)

      International Finance Corporation (International Finance Corporation, Washington, DC, 2015-07-20)
      This issue includes the following headings: investment - postwar promises; infrastructure - rebuilding seaports; services - telecoms triumph; economics - the cost of conflict; and interview - Francis Cooper, Claude Kayitenkore, and Melanne Verveer.
    • Harming the innocent to save lives: a critique of the Doctrine of Productive Purity

      Waugh, Laurence (2015-03-31)
      © 2015 Laurence Francis Hogan Waugh
    • Harming the innocent to save lives: a critique of the Doctrine of Productive Purity

      Waugh, Laurence (2015-03-31)
      © 2015 Laurence Francis Hogan Waugh
    • Harmonização contabilística no sector público: constrangimentos na adopção das IPSAS

      Carvalho, Elisabete Reis de; Ferreira, Carla Maria Marques Pereira (Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas, 2014-03-10)
      Tese de Mestrado em em Administração Pública - MPA, especialização em Administração Pública
    • Harnessing Competitiveness for Stronger Inclusive Growth : Bangladesh Second Investment Climate Assessment

      World Bank (Washington, DC, 2008-10)
      Bangladesh has recorded impressive economic and social gains since the 1990s. Recent growth has been at levels close to six percent. The country has doubled per capita growth and taken large strides toward reaching many Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), ahead of many comparable countries. Attaining the MDGs calls for accelerating economic growth to six-seven percent a year. Accordingly, Bangladesh's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP), ?unlocking the potential, puts into sharp focus the need for investment climate improvements, as well as inclusive growth and empowering the poor. Accelerating growth will require greater investment - to aid diversification into areas of comparative advantage and to finance infrastructure - and higher productivity. This in turn calls for a substantial improvement in the investment climate. The strategy as laid out in the PRSP promotes an enabling business environment as a key to Bangladesh's development - by improving trade policies, enhancing the legal and regulatory environment for the private sector, developing an effective competition policy, establishing policies friendly to foreign direct investment, and deepening financial sector reforms. Addressing labor skills and education is critical to improving productivity. Improvements in the policy environment for energy development are central to this effort, by strengthening the institutional framework, addressing distorted pricing, and encouraging accountable and transparent processes for investment decisions. Equitable growth and empowerment of the poor further call for strengthening of high-growth rural and peri-urban areas with natural potential, via services and infrastructure provision to such promising growth poles. With sustained growth, the scarcity of certain resources (energy, finance, land, labor skills) has started to strain the economy's growth and productivity gains. Along those lines, authors hope that this report will highlight successful strategies to unblock bottlenecks in basic resource markets and the investment environment, informing the policy dialogue and allowing for the economy and development of Bangladesh to forge ahead in a rapid, robust, and socially equitable manner.