Investing in Public Investment : An Index of Public Investment Efficiency

Author/Editor:

Zac Mills ; Annette J Kyobe ; Jim Brumby ; Chris Papageorgiou ; Era Dabla-Norris

Publication Date:

February 1, 2011

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper introduces a new index that captures the institutional environment underpinning public investment management across four different stages: project appraisal, selection, implementation, and evaluation. Covering 71 countries, including 40 low-income countries, the index allows for benchmarking across regions and country groups and for nuanced policy-relevant analysis and identification of specific areas where reform efforts could be prioritized. Potential research venues are outlined.

Series:

Working Paper No. 11/37

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

February 1, 2011

ISBN/ISSN:

9781455217892/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2011037

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

44

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