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Author Mahmood, Syed Akhtar, author

Title Privilege-resistant policies in the Middle East and North Africa : measurement and operational implications / Syed Akhtar Mahmood, Meriem Ait Ali Slimane
Published Washington, DC : World Bank Group, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 167 pages) : color illustrations
Series MENA development report
MENA development report.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; About the Authors; Executive Summary; 1 Scope and Motivation of the Report; Motivation; Objectives and Scope of the Work; Working Analytical Framework; Process of Policy Formation; Government Policies, Interventions, and Regulatory Services; Identifying, Revealing and Deterring Anticompetitive Behavior; From Conceptual Framework to Measurement; Privilege-Resistant Features in Core Policy Areas; New Measurement Tool: Country Dashboards; Caveats and Limitations; Notes; References
1.4 Dashboards of Privilege Resistance for Eight MENA Countries, 20152.1 Citizen Engagement in Rulemaking in MENA and European, 2015; 2.2 Publication of Draft Regulations in MENA, 2015; 2.3 Quality of the Consultation Process in MENA, 2015; 2.4 Provision of Impact Assessment of Proposed Regulations in MENA, 2015; 2.5 Privilege Resistance in Trade and Customs in MENA, 2015; 2.6 Tariff Structure and Transparency in MENA, 2015; 2.7 Import Restrictions and Special Regimes in MENA, 2015; 2.8 Electronic Processing and Connectivity in MENA, 2015; 2.9 Policy to Privilege Chain
2 From Concept to Measurement: Assessment of Policy AreasCitizen Engagement in Policy Formulation; Trade and Customs; Business Regulation Practices; Public Procurement; Allocation of Public Land; Investment Incentives; Access to Finance; Competition Policy; Conflict of Interest Restrictions; Financial Disclosure; Freedom of Information; Summary; Notes; References; 3 From Measurement to Action; Going Forward: An Operational Agenda; Operationalizing the Privilege-Resistant Agenda; Note; Appendix A: Questionnaires to Assess the Privilege-Resistance of Different Policy Areas
2.10 Privilege Resistance for Business Regulation Interfaces in MENA and European Comparators, 20152.11 Business Regulation Indicator Scores in MENA and European Comparators, 2015; 2.12 Business Regulation Dimension Scores in MENA, 2015; 2.13 Public Procurement Privilege Resistance Scores in MENA, 2015; 2.14 Public Procurement Policy Scores in MENA, 2015; 2.15 Privilege Resistance of Land Policies in MENA, 2015; 2.16 Institutional and Regulatory Land Policy Frameworks in MENA, 2015; 2.17 Transparency, Publicity, and Scrutiny of Land Policies in MENA, 2015
Appendix B: Dynamics of Change: A Literature Review; Appendix C: Stimulating Change for Privilege-Resistant Policy Making; Boxes; 1.1 The Effects of Policy Capture; 2.1 Success Story of Public Land Allocation in China; 2.2 Jordan: Bringing Transparency to the Incentives Regime; 2.3 Reality Check: Banks' Corporate Governance and Lessons from Crisis; 2.4 RPT in MENA's Corporate Sector; 2.5 Institutional Design Models; Figures; 1.1 Ecosystem of Capture, Discretion, and Arbitrariness; 1.2 Conceptual Framework for Analyzing Discretion and Capture; 1.3 Privilege-Resistant Policy Features
Summary Countries regularly track gross domestic product (GDP) as an indicator of their economic progress, but not wealth-- the assets such as infrastructure, forests, minerals, and human capital that produce GDP. In contrast, corporations routinely report on both their income and assets to assess their economic health and prospects for the future. Wealth accounts allow countries to take stock of their assets to monitor the sustainability of development, an urgent concern today for all countries. This publication covers national wealth for 141 countries over 20 years (1995-2014) as the sum of produced capital, 19 types of natural capital, net foreign assets, and human capital overall as well as by gender and type of employment. Great progress has been made in estimating wealth since the first volume, Where Is the Wealth of Nations? Measuring Capital for the 21st Century, was published in 2006. New data substantially improve estimates of natural capital, and, for the first time, human capital is measured by using household surveys to estimate lifetime earnings. This publication begins with a review of global and regional trends in wealth over the past two decades and provides examples of how wealth accounts can be used for the analysis of development patterns. Several chapters discuss the new work on human capital and its application in development policy. The book then tackles elements of natural capital that are not yet fully incorporated in the wealth accounts: air pollution, marine fisheries, and ecosystems. This book targets policy makers but will engage anyone committed to building a sustainable future for the planet
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on resource, viewed March 29, 2018
Subject Economic indicators -- Africa, North.
Economic indicators -- Middle East.
Environmental indicators -- Africa, North.
Environmental indicators -- Middle East.
Human capital -- Africa, North -- Econometric models.
Human capital -- Middle East -- Econometric models.
Sustainable development -- Africa, North -- Econometric models.
Sustainable development -- Middle East -- Econometric models.
Wealth -- Africa, North -- Econometric models.
Wealth -- Middle East -- Econometric models.
Form Electronic book
Author Slimane, Meriem Ait Ali, author
ISBN 146481208X (electronic bk.)
9781464812088 (electronic bk.)
(print)