Public Investment Management in the New EU Member States

Public Investment Management in the New EU Member States
Strengthening Planning and Implementation of Transport Infrastructure Investments

by Thomas Laursen,Bernard Myers

  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 2009-02-20
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9780821378953
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This paper describes the characteristics of public investment management (PIM) in seven EU countries as it applies to a single sector transport infrastructure. The report highlights some of the common challenges that four relatively new EU member states Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Latvia face as they plan and execute their transport infrastructure projects. It recognizes the importance that EU-mandated processes and procedures have in shaping national systems in the new member states (NMS), but the report finds that actual practices often fall short of EU goals due to capacity constraints, weak institutional structures, and other factors. The experiences of the NMS are compared with those of more developed economies (namely Spain, the UK, and Ireland) to assess whether the later countries have faced similar challenges in managing public investment, and if so, what measures they have adopted to overcome them. This comparative analysis serves to draw out several good practice examples that are relevant for all countries. How those practices are applied in each country is a matter for further study, as each country considers its own political culture and administrative tradition. This paper is a first step toward building dialogue among public finance practitioners in Central and Eastern Europe on how to make public investment projects more effective and efficient over the long term.

Public Investment Management in the New EU Member States

Public Investment Management in the New EU Member States
Strengthening Planning and Implementation of Transport Infrastructure Investments

by Thomas Laursen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Public Investment Management in the New EU Member States

Public Investment Management in the New EU Member States
A Pilot Study of Transport Infrastructure Management

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Public Investment, Growth and Fiscal Constraints

Public Investment, Growth and Fiscal Constraints
Challenges for the EU New Member States

by Massimo Florio

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 9781849804578
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'This is a valuable work that makes a strong case for public investment as a growth instrument. It is rich in theoretical and empirical analyses, making it relevant for practitioners as well as policy makers'. - Anil Duman, Eastern Economic Journal This book makes a unique contribution in advancing understanding of the fiscal condition and growth potential of the New Member States of the European Union. It provides new data, policy evaluation, and offers national and regional perspectives. the core research questions are the effect of public investment in the context of macroeconomic disequilibrium and how it is possible to finance capital accumulation in the present and future conditions of mounting public sector debt.

The Power of Public Investment Management

The Power of Public Investment Management
Transforming Resources Into Assets for Growth

by Anand Rajaram,Kai Kaiser,Tuan Minh Le,Jay-Hyung Kim,Jonas Frank

  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 2014-10-17
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 146480317X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Public resources, if invested well in public infrastructure and services, can unleash inclusive growth and development. This report provides a simple but comprehensive framework and global experience, to help policy makers adopt good functional principles in the design of institutions to strengthen public investment management.

Public-private Partnerships in the New EU Member States

Public-private Partnerships in the New EU Member States
Managing Fiscal Risks

by Nina Budina,Hana Polackova Brixi,Timothy Irwin

  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 2007-01-01
  • Pages : 35
  • ISBN : 0821371541
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are popular around the world, in part because they allow governments to secure much-needed investment in public services without immediately having to raise taxes or borrow. Yet, PPPs pose a fiscal danger because a government's desire to avoid reporting immediate liabilities may blind it to future fiscal costs and risks. Although PPPs may not blemish governments' reported fiscal statements in the short term, they do create fiscal obligations. This increases fiscal vulnerability and can result in poorly-designed PPPs. The extent of the danger depends on the fiscal institutions that shape and constrain government decisions toward PPPs. Such fiscal institutions affect decisionmaking incentives. Better fiscal institutions therefore can increase the chance that PPPs will be well designed and appropriately used.

Public Financial Management and Its Emerging Architecture

Public Financial Management and Its Emerging Architecture
A Book

by Mr.M. Cangiano,Ms.Teresa R Curristine,Mr.Michel Lazare

  • Publisher : International Monetary Fund
  • Release : 2013-04-05
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN : 1475531095
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first two decades of the twenty-first century have witnessed an influx of innovations and reforms in public financial management. The current wave of reforms is markedly different from those in the past, owing to the sheer number of innovations, their widespread adoption, and the sense that they add up to a fundamental change in the way governments manage public money. This book takes stock of the most important innovations that have emerged over the past two decades.

European Instruments for Public Sector Development. Structural and Investment Funds

European Instruments for Public Sector Development. Structural and Investment Funds
A Book

by Ani Matei,Dana Mortelmans

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2015-07-22
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN : 3668019541
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Scientific Essay from the year 2015 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Miscellaneous, , language: English, abstract: The book ”European Instruments for Public Sector Development” aims to emphasize and evaluate several specific instruments used by the European Union for the development of the public sector. Among them, the authors focused on the structural and investment funds (ESI funds). The great majority of EU member states, including Romania, have developed wide experience in accessing and implementing projects having as support the above-mentioned funds. However, the level of accessing and their impact is differentiated among the EU states, which creates the ground layer for an analysis of methods, procedures and content, meant to support a coherent approach to the improvement of the use of such funds. The book comprises the synthesis of ampler analyses and research performed on the above-mentioned phenomenon, performed within the programs of the Doctoral School in Administrative Sciences of the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (NSPSPA) in Bucharest, Romania.

Capital Budgeting Valuation

Capital Budgeting Valuation
Financial Analysis for Today's Investment Projects

by H. Kent Baker,Philip English

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2011-05-04
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9781118044568
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An essential guide to valuation techniques and financial analysis With the collapse of the economy and financial systems, many institutions are reevaluating what they are willing to spend money on. Project valuation is key to both cost effectiveness measures and shareholder value. The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive examination of critical capital budgeting topics. Coverage extends from discussing basic concepts, principles, and techniques to their application to increasingly complex, real-world situations. Throughout, the book emphasizes how financially sound capital budgeting facilitates the process of value creation and discusses why various theories make sense and how firms can use them to solve problems and create wealth. Offers a strategic focus on the application of various techniques and approaches related to a firm's overall strategy Provides coverage of international topics based on the premise that managers should view business from a global perspective Emphasizes the importance of using real options Comprised of contributed chapters from both experienced professionals and academics, Capital Budgeting Valuation offers a variety of perspectives and a rich interplay of ideas related to this important financial discipline.

Western Balkans

Western Balkans
Public Investment Management and the EU Effect

by Simon Groom

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Historical Dictionary of the World Bank

Historical Dictionary of the World Bank
A Book

by Sarah Tenney,Anne C. Salda

  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release : 2013-10-30
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN : 0810878658
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the World Bank shows the substantial progress the Bank has made, this mainly through the dictionary section with concise entries on its component institutions, related organizations, its achievements in various fields, some of the major projects and member countries, and its various presidents. The introduction explains how the Bank works while the chronology traces the major events over nearly 70 years. Meanwhile, the list of acronyms reminds us just who the main players are. And the bibliography directs readers to useful internal documentation and outside studies.

Efficiency-Adjusted Public Capital, Capital Grants, and Growth

Efficiency-Adjusted Public Capital, Capital Grants, and Growth
A Book

by Ernesto Crivelli

  • Publisher : International Monetary Fund
  • Release : 2017-07-25
  • Pages : 21
  • ISBN : 1484313003
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Recent literature has explored the relationship between efficiency-adjusted public capital and economic growth. A debate on whether capital grants, and especially EU funds actually contribute to growth has gained prominence lately. This paper empirically assesses the relationship between the quality of public investment, capital grants, and growth in a sample of 43 emerging and peripheral economies over 1991-2015. To this end, the contribution of public capital to growth is estimated using efficiency-adjusted public capital stock series, constructed reflecting the quality of public investment management institutions. In addition, the determinants of effective public investment are analyzed. The results suggest that capital grants contribute positively to effective public investment, and the latter is significant in explaining variations in economic growth. Finally, the paper illustrates the impact of raising EU funds absorption on potential growth in emerging and peripheral EU countries.

OECD Multi-level Governance Studies Investing Together Working Effectively across Levels of Government

OECD Multi-level Governance Studies Investing Together Working Effectively across Levels of Government
Working Effectively across Levels of Government

by OECD

  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Release : 2013-12-05
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9264197028
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Almost two-thirds of public investment is undertaken by sub-national governments and major projects often involve multiple government levels. This report dissects the relationships different government actors form vertically, across levels, and horizontally, across both sectors and jurisdictions

Administrative Capacity in the New EU Member States

Administrative Capacity in the New EU Member States
The Limits of Innovation?

by Tony Verheijen

  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 2007-01-01
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 0821371568
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This paper reviews progress made in the development of public management systems capable of meeting European standards in the new member states of the European Union, looking into the people, systems, and service delivery aspects of public management systems. The new member states face considerable challenges-improving fiscal management, building absorption capacity of rapidly increasing levels of EU structural funds, and enhancing economic competitiveness-making essential the building of high-quality public management systems. The study applies existing tools for comparative analysis and benchmarking of public management quality used in the context of the EU. It draws conclusions on why progress has been slow on introducing competitive public managements systems and practices in the new member states. This report proposes an agenda for reform as well as alternatives to traditional approaches to strengthening public management systems.

OECD Economic Surveys: Poland 2016

OECD Economic Surveys: Poland 2016
A Book

by OECD

  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Release : 2016-03-22
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 9264252568
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This 2016 OECD Economic Survey of the Poland examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects. The special chapters cover: Skills and migration; Transport and energy infrastructure.

The Arab Spring Five Years Later: Vol. 1 &

The Arab Spring Five Years Later: Vol. 1 &
A Book

by Hafez Ghanem

  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release : 2016-03-01
  • Pages : 653
  • ISBN : 0815727526
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This two-volume set explores in-depth the economic origins and repercussions of the Arab Spring revolts. Volume 1 of The Arab Spring Five Years Later is based on extensive research conducted by scholars from a variety of backgrounds, including many associated with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The original research papers are gathered in volume 2 and are available for readers who wish to go even further in understanding the economic background of the Arab Spring. Papers examine women's issues and agricultural practices in Morocco; urban transportation, small enterprises, governance, and inclusive planning in Egypt; reconstruction in Iraq; youth employment in Tunisia; education in Yemen; and more. In addition to Hafez Ghanem, contributors include Mongi Boughzala (University of Tunis ElManar, Tunisia), Mohamed Tlili Hamdi (University of Sfax, Tunisia),Yuriko Kameyama (JICA), Hideki Matsunaga (JICA), Mayada Magdy (JICA), Yuko Morikawa (JICA), Akira Murata (JICA), Kei Sakamoto (JICA), Seiki Tanaka (JICA), Masanori Yoshikawa (JICA), and Takako Yuki (JICA).

Better Spending for Better Lives

Better Spending for Better Lives
How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Do More with Less

by Alejandro Izquierdo,Carola Pessino,Guillermo Vuletin,Inter American Development Bank

  • Publisher : Inter-American Development Bank
  • Release : 2018-09-16
  • Pages : 453
  • ISBN : 1597823317
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How can this puzzle of larger demands and fiscal strengthening be solved? This edition of the development in the Americas (DIA) report focuses precisely on this question. The book suggests that the answer is about fiscal efficiency and smart spending rather than the standard solution of across-the-board spending cuts to achieve fiscal sustainability— sometimes at great cost for society. It is about doing more with less. · Analysis of government spending in Latin America and the Caribbean reveals widespread waste and inefficiencies that could be as large as 4.4 percent of the region’s GDP, showing there is ample room to improve basic services without necessarily spending more resources. · The publication argues against across-the-board cuts. It looks at whether countries spend too much or too little on different priorities, whether they invest enough to ensure a better future, and whether those expenditures make inequality better or worse. · Along with the diagnosis, the report offers several policy recommendations on how to improve the efficiency of government spending.

The Arab Spring Five Years Later: Vol 2

The Arab Spring Five Years Later: Vol 2
Case Studies

by Hafez Ghanem

  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release : 2015-12-29
  • Pages : 453
  • ISBN : 0815727224
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Volume 1 of The Arab Spring Five Years Later is based on extensive research conducted by scholars from a variety of backgrounds, including many associated with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The original research papers are gathered in volume 2 and are available for readers who wish to go even further in understanding the economic background of the Arab Spring. Papers examine women's issues and agricultural practices in Morocco; urban transportation, small enterprises, governance, and inclusive planning in Egypt; reconstruction in Iraq; youth employment in Tunisia; education in Yemen; and more. In addition to Hafez Ghanem, contributors include Mongi Boughzala (University of Tunis ElManar, Tunisia), Mohamed Tlili Hamdi (University of Sfax, Tunisia),Yuriko Kameyama (JICA), Hideki Matsunaga (JICA), Mayada Magdy (JICA), Yuko Morikawa (JICA), Akira Murata (JICA), Kei Sakamoto (JICA), Seiki Tanaka (JICA), Masanori Yoshikawa (JICA), and Takako Yuki (JICA).

EU Investment Grants Review

EU Investment Grants Review
A Book

by Iain Begg

  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 1999-01-01
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN : 9780821344996
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This study is the first of a three-stage research program that aims to investigate institutional arrangements for local and regional capital investment in selected CEECs and assess whether these arrangements provide appropriate signals to economic agents with regard to EU accession. This publication is a Technical Paper sponsored by the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network of the World Bank's Europe and Central Asia Division. It is part of a comprehensive series regarding the many important factors that influence European Union (EU) accession in the Central and East European countries (CEEC). The topics in the series cover both the social and economic aspects of accession across a broad range of sectors. The series also provides background information for specific acceding countries. These publications will be of interest to EU member and candidate countries, their ministries, and any one studying the accession issue.

OECD Regional Outlook 2014 Regions and Cities: Where Policies and People Meet

OECD Regional Outlook 2014 Regions and Cities: Where Policies and People Meet
Regions and Cities: Where Policies and People Meet

by OECD

  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Release : 2014-10-06
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9264201416
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This second edition of the OECD Regional Outlook aims to help countries adapt policies to the specificities of where people live.