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  • 8361 Analysis of the mismatch between Tanzania household budget survey and national panel survey data in poverty&inequality levels and trends
    by Belghith,Nadia Belhaj Hassine & Adelaida Lopera,Maria & Etang Ndip,Alvin & Karamba,Wendy
  • 8360 Gender differences in poverty and household composition through the life-cycle : a global perspective
    by Munoz Boudet,Ana Maria & Buitrago,Paola & Leroy De La Briere,Benedicte & Newhouse,David Locke & Rubiano Matulevich,Eliana Carolina & Scott,Kinnon & Suarez Becerra,Pablo
  • 8359 The reallocation of district-level spending and natural disasters : evidence from Indonesia
    by Skoufias,Emmanuel & Strobl,Eric & Tveit,Thomas Breivik
  • 8358 "If it's already tough, imagine for me..."a qualitative perspective on youth out of school and out of work in Brazil
    by Machado,Ana Luiza & Muller,Miriam
  • 8357 Geo-spatial modeling of access to water and sanitation in Nigeria
    by Andres,Luis Alberto & Bhatt,Samir & Dasgupta,Basab & Echenique,Juan A. & Gething,Peter William & Grabinsky Zabludovsky,Jonathan & Joseph,George
  • 8356 India's internal labor migration paradox : the statistical and the real
    by Nayyar,Gaurav & Kim,Kyoung Yang
  • 8355 The state of jobs in post-conflict areas of Sri Lanka
    by Newhouse,David Locke & Silwal,Ani Rudra
  • 8354 Gross capital flows, common factors, and the global financial cycle
    by Barrot Araya,Luis Diego & Serven,Luis
  • 8353 Identifying catch-up trajectories in child growth : new methods with evidence from young lives
    by Jones,Sam & Behrman,Jere R. & Dang,Hai-Anh H. & Anand ,Paul
  • 8352 Decentralization and redistribution : irrigation reform in Pakistan's Indus basin
    by Jacoby,Hanan G. & Mansuri,Ghazala & Fatima,Freeha
  • 8351 Governing the commons? : water and power in Pakistan's Indus basin
    by Jacoby,Hanan G. & Mansuri,Ghazala
  • 8350 Wider economic benefits of investments in transport corridors and the role of complementary policies
    by Melecky,Martin & Sharma,Siddharth & Subhash,Hari
  • 8349 The roots of inequality : estimating inequality of opportunity from regression trees
    by Brunori,Paolo & Hufe,Paul & Mahler,Daniel Gerszon
  • 8348 A skills-based human capital framework to understand the phenomenon of youth economic disengagement
    by Angel-Urdinola,Diego & Mayer Gukovas,Renata
  • 8347 Psychic vs. economic barriers to vaccine take-up : evidence from a field experiment in Nigeria
    by Sato,Ryoko & Takasaki,Yoshito
  • 8346 Distribution-sensitive multidimensional poverty measures
    by Datt,Gaurav
  • 8345 Water when it counts : reducing scarcity through irrigation monitoring in Central Mozambique
    by Christian,Paul J. & Kondylis,Florence & Mueller,Valerie Martina & Zwager,Astrid Maria Theresia & Siegfried,Tobias
  • 8344 Hit and run ? income shocks and school dropouts in Latin America
    by Cerutti,Paula Maria & Crivellaro,Elena & Reyes,German Jeremias & Sousa,Liliana Do Couto
  • 8343 The role of social ties in factor allocation
    by Beck,Ulrik & Bjerge,Benedikte Alkjaersig & Fafchamps,Marcel
  • 8342 Finding the poor vs. measuring their poverty : exploring the drivers of targeting effectiveness in Indonesia
    by Bah,Adama Bari & Bazzi,Samuel Ali & Sumarto,Sudarno & Tobias,Julia
  • 8341 Urban transport infrastructure and household welfare : evidence from Colombia
    by Pfutze,Tobias & Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos & Valderrama Gonzalez,Daniel
  • 8340 Migrants, towns, poverty and jobs : insights from Tanzania
    by Christiaensen,Luc & De Weerdt,Joachim & Ingelaere,Bert Lodewijk M & Kanbur,Ravi
  • 8339 Do management interventions last ? evidence from India
    by Bloom,Nicholas & Mahajan,Aprajit & Mckenzie,David J. & Roberts,John
  • 8338 Love the job... or the patient ? task vs. mission-based motivations in health care
    by Banuri,Sheheryar & Keefer,Philip E. & De Walque,Damien B. C. M.
  • 8337 Unlocking India's logistics potential : the value of disaggregated macroscopic freight flow analysis
    by Aritua,Bernard & Havenga,Jan & Simpson,Zane Paul & Chiew,Esther Woon Lyn
  • 8336 Structural change in west Africa : a tale of gain and loss
    by Gebregziabher,Fiseha Haile
  • 8335 The price elasticity of African elephant poaching
    by Do,Quy-Toan & Levchenko,Andrei A. & Ma,Lin & Blanc,Julian & Milliken,Tom & Dublin,Holly
  • 8334 Human capital outflows : selection into migration from the Northern Triangle
    by Del Carmen Hasbun,Giselle Eugenia & Sousa,Liliana Do Couto
  • 8333 Cash transfers increase trust in local government
    by Evans,David & Holtemeyer,Brian & Kosec,Katrina L.
  • 8332 Effect of climate policies on labor markets in developing countries : review of the evidence and directions for future research
    by Hafstead,Marc Andrew Christian & Williams III,Roberton C. & Golub,Alexander Alexandrovich & Meijer,Siet & Narayanan,Badri G. & Nyamweya,Kevin & Steinbuks,Jevgenijs
  • 8331 Prioritizing water supply infrastructure investments in Sri Lanka : an application of the world bank infrastructure prioritization framework
    by Marcelo,Darwin & Saha,Deblina & Raina,Aditi & House,Ruth Schuyler
  • 8330 Redistribution and group participation : experimental evidence from Africa and the UK
    by Fafchamps,Marcel & Hill,Ruth
  • 8329 South Caucasus in motion: economic and social mobility in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia
    by Tiwari,Sailesh & Cancho,Cesar A. & Meyer,Moritz & Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan
  • 8328 Informal sector heterogeneity and income inequality : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo
    by Adoho,Franck M. & Doumbia,Djeneba
  • 8327 Tobacco price elasticity and tax progressivity in Moldova
    by Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan & Meneses Ponzini,Francisco Juan Alberto
  • 8326 Digital technology adoption and jobs : a model of firm heterogeneity
    by Brambilla,Irene
  • 8325 Investment in ICT, productivity, and labor demand : the case of Argentina
    by Brambilla,Irene & Tortarolo,Darío
  • 8324 Why are more sovereigns issuing in Euros? Choosing between USD and EUR-denominated bonds
    by Velandia-Rubiano,Antonio & Cabral,Rodrigo Silveira Veiga
  • 8323 The impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on firm entry and performance in Turkey
    by Akgunduz,Yusuf Emre & van den Berg,Marcel & Hassink,Wolter
  • 8322 Relationship between energy intensity and economic growth : new evidence from a multi-country multi-sector data set
    by Deichmann,Uwe & Reuter,Anna & Vollmer,Sebastian & Zhang,Fan
  • 8321 Using satellite imagery to assess impacts of soil and water conservation measures : evidence from Ethiopia's Tana-Beles Watershed
    by Ali,Daniel Ayalew & Deininger,Klaus W. & Monchuk,Daniel C.
  • 8320 Optimizing finance for development
    by Cordella,Tito
  • 8319 Regional carbon pricing for international maritime transport : challenges and opportunities for global geographical coverage
    by Dominioni,Goran & Heine,Dirk & Martinez Romera,Beatriz
  • 8318 Broadband internet, labor demand, and total factor productivity in Colombia
    by Ospino,Carlos
  • 8317 The making of behavioral development economics
    by Demeritt,Allison Davis & Hoff,Karla
  • 8316 Cyclonic storm landfalls in Bangladesh, west Bengal and Odisha, 1877-2016 : a spatiotemporal analysis
    by Bandyopadhyay,Sunando & Dasgupta,Susmita & Khan,Zahirul Huque & Wheeler,David J.
  • 8315 Financial sector strategies and financial sector outcomes : do the strategies perform?
    by Melecky,Martin & Podpiera,Anca Maria
  • 8314 Global data set on education quality (1965-2015)
    by Altinok,Nadir & Angrist,Noam & Patrinos,Harry Anthony
  • 8313 The impact of social mobilization on health service delivery and health outcomes : evidence from rural Pakistan
    by Gine,Xavier & Khalid,Salma & Mansuri,Ghazala
  • 8312 Lessons from reforming financial management information systems : a review of the evidence
    by Hashim,Ali & Piatti-Fünfkirchen,Moritz
  • 8311 The changing way governments talk about poverty and inequality : evidence from two centuries of Latin American presidential speeches
    by Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar & Eizmendi,Axel & Reyes,German Jeremias
  • 8310 Winners never quit, quitters never grow : using text mining to measure policy volatility and its link with long-term growth in Latin America
    by Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar & Eizmendi,Axel
  • 8309 A primer on human capital
    by Flabbi,Luca & Gatti,Roberta V.
  • 8308 Structural reforms and firms'productivity : evidence from developing countries
    by Tapsoba,Sampawende J.-A. & Kouame,Wilfried Anicet Kouakou
  • 8307 Female migration in Lesotho : determinants and opportunities
    by Botea,Ioana Alexandra & Compernolle,Nell & Chakravarty,Shubha
  • 8306 Marital shocks and women's welfare in Africa
    by Van De Walle,Dominique & Djuikom,Marie Albertine
  • 8305 Impact of phone reminders on survey response rates : evidence from a web-based survey in an international organization
    by Smets,Lode
  • 8304 Simulating pension income scenarios with penCalc : an illustration for India's national pension system
    by Price,William Joseph & Sane,Renuka
  • 8303 What explains the gender gap reversal in education ? the role of the tail hypothesis
    by Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves & Kanninen,Ohto
  • 8302 Transport corridors and their wider economic benefits : a critical review of the literature
    by Roberts,Mark & Melecky,Martin & Bougna,Theophile & Xu,Yan-000462055
  • 8301 Insecurity and industrial organization : evidence from Afghanistan
    by Toomet,Ott & Blumenstock,Joshua Evan & Scherer,Thomas & Herskowitz,Sylvan Rene & Ghani,Tarek F. & Kapstein,Ethan B.
  • 8300 Cross-border spillover effects of the g20 financial regulatory reforms : results from a pilot survey
    by Briault,Clive & Feyen,Erik H.B. & Gonzalez Del Mazo,Ines & Rademacher,Jan & Kwok Chung Yee,Brian & Skamnelos,Ilias
  • 8299 Can we measure the power of the grabbing hand? : a comparative analysis of different indicators of corruption
    by Hamilton,Alexander James & Hammer,Craig
  • 8295 Can mothers afford to work in Poland : labor supply incentives of social benefits and childcare costs
    by Morgandi,Matteo & Bargu,Ali


  • 8290 Preschool and child development under extreme poverty : evidence from a randomized experiment in rural Mozambique
    by Martinez,Sebastian & Naudeau,Sophie & Pereira,Vitor Azevedo
  • 8289 How (not) to fix problems that matter : assessing and responding to Malawi's history of institutional reform
    by Bridges,Katherine & Woolcock,Michael
  • 8288 State ownership of financial institutions in Europe and Central Asia
    by Ferrari,Aurora & Mare,Davide Salvatore & Skamnelos,Ilias
  • 8287 Cost recovery and financial viability of the power sector in developing countries : a literature review
    by Huenteler,Joern Torsten & Dobozi,Istvan & Balabanyan,Ani & Banerjee,Sudeshna Ghosh
  • 8286 Are international banks different? evidence on bank performance and strategy
    by Bertay,Ata Can & Demirguc-Kunt,Asli & Huizinga,Harry P.
  • 8285 Public infrastructure and structural transformation
    by Perez Sebastian,Fidel & Steinbuks,Jevgenijs
  • 8284 Poverty from space : using high-resolution satellite imagery for estimating economic well-being
    by Engstrom,Ryan & Hersh,Jonathan Samuel & Newhouse,David Locke
  • 8283 Increasing the sustainability of rural water service: findings from the impact evaluation baseline survey in Nicaragua
    by Borja-Vega,Christian & Gruber,Joshua Sean & Spevack,Alexander Matthew
  • 8282 Data gaps, data incomparability, and data imputation : a review of poverty measurement methods for data-scarce environments
    by Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell & Dang,Hai-Anh H. & Carletto,Calogero & Dang,Hai-Anh H. & Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell & Carletto,Calogero
  • 8281 Business environment and firm performance in European lagging regions
    by Farole,Thomas & Hallak,Issam & Harasztosi,Peter & Tan,Shawn Weiming & Farole,Thomas & Hallak,Issam & Harasztosi,Peter & Tan,Shawn Weiming
  • 8280 Quasi-fiscal deficits in the electricity sector of the Middle East and North Africa : sources and size
    by Camos Daurella,Daniel & Estache,Antonio & Hamid,Mohamad M.
  • 8279 The profits of wisdom : the impacts of a business support program in Tanzania
    by Bardasi,Elena & Gassier,Marine & Goldstein,Markus P. & Holla,Alaka
  • 8278 Mobile infrastructure and rural business enterprises : evidence from sim registration mandate in Niger
    by Annan,Francis & Sanoh,Aly
  • 8277 The global costs of protectionism
    by Kutlina-Dimitrova,Zornitsa & Lakatos,Csilla
  • 8276 Are psychometric tools a viable screening method for small and medium-size enterprise lending ? evidence from Peru
    by Arraiz,Irani & Ruiz Ortega,Claudia & Stucchi,Rodolfo Mario & Bruhn,Miriam & Arraiz,Irani & Bruhn,Miriam & Ruiz Ortega,Claudia & Stucchi,Rodolfo Mario
  • 8275 The impact of hurricane strikes on short-term local economic activity : evidence from nightlight images in the Dominican Republic
    by Ishizawa Escudero,Oscar Anil & Miranda Montero,Juan Jose & Strobl,Eric
  • 8274 How do multinationals report their economic, social, and environmental impacts? evidence from global reporting initiative data
    by Winkler,Deborah Elisabeth
  • 8273 Building macro SAMs from cross-country databases : method and matrices for 133 countries
    by Cicowiez,Martin & Lofgren,Hans
  • 8272 A GEM for streamlined dynamic CGE analysis : structure, interface, data, and macro application
    by Cicowiez,Martin & Lofgren,Hans
  • 8271 Man vs. machine in predicting successful entrepreneurs : evidence from a business plan competition in Nigeria
    by Mckenzie,David J. & Sansone,Dario
  • 8270 Mission and the bottom line : performance incentives in a multi-goal organization
    by Gine,Xavier & Mansuri,Ghazala & Shrestha,Slesh Anand
  • 8269 Appraisal econometrics for proposed transport corridors : optimal placement, intervention design, and wider economic benefits
    by Melecky,Martin
  • 8268 Capital and labor : the factor income composition of top incomes in the United States, 1962-2006
    by Atkinson,Anthony B. & Lakner,Christoph
  • 8267 The whys of social exclusion : insights from behavioral economics
    by Hoff,Karla & Walsh,James Sonam
  • 8266 The value of reference letters
    by Abel,Simon Martin & Burger,Rulof Petrus & Piraino,Patrizio
  • 8265 Change management that works : making impacts in challenging environments
    by Hughes,Caroline Sian & So,Sokbunthoeun & Ariadharma,Erwin & April,Leah
  • 8264 Double for nothing ? experimental evidence on an unconditional teacher salary increase in Indonesia
    by De Ree,Joppe Jaitze & Muralidharan,Karthik & Pradhan,Menno Prasad & Rogers,F. Halsey
  • 8263 Association of World Bank policy lending with social development policies and institutions
    by Bogetic,Zeljko & Smets,Lodewijk
  • 8262 The internet and Chinese exports in the pre-Alibaba era
    by Fernandes,Ana Margarida & Mattoo,Aaditya & Nguyen,Huy Le & Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias
  • 8261 Teaching with the test : experimental evidence on diagnostic feedback and capacity building for public schools in Argentina
    by De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E. & Ganimian,Alejandro Jorge & Holland,Peter Anthony
  • 8260 Macroeconomic implications of financial imperfections : a survey
    by Claessens ,Stijn & Kose,Ayhan
  • 8259 Asset prices and macroeconomic outcomes : a survey
    by Claessens,Stijn & Kose,Ayhan
  • 8258 A regime-based effect of fiscal policy : evidence from an emerging economy
    by Bouzid,Bechir Naier
  • 8257 Economic growth, convergence, and world food demand and supply
    by Fukase,Emiko & Martin,William J.
  • 8256 Insuring well-being ? buyer's remorse and peace of mind effects from insurance
    by Hirfrfot,Kibrom Tafere & Barrett,Christopher B. & Lentz,Erin & Ayana,Birhanu T.
  • 8255 The impacts of safety nets in Africa : what are we learning ?
    by Ralston,Laura R. & Andrews,Colin & Hsiao,Allan Jer-Yu & Ralston,Laura R. & Andrews,Colin & Hsiao,Allan Jer-Yu
  • 8254 The effect of height on earnings : is stature just a proxy for cognitive and non-cognitive skills ?
    by Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves & Alderman,Harold H. & Giles,John T. & Mete,Cem
  • 8253 Moving teachers to Malawi's remote communities : a data-driven approach to teacher deployment
    by Asim,Salman & Chimombo,Joseph P. G. & Chugunov,Dmitry & Gera,Ravinder Madron Casley
  • 8252 Microfinance and economic development
    by Cull,Robert J. & Morduch,Jonathan J.
  • 8251 Mangroves as protection from storm surges in Bangladesh
    by Dasgupta,Susmita & Islam,Md. Saiful & Huq,Mainul & Khan,Zahirul Huque & Hasib,Md. Raqubul
  • 8250 Gender and property rights in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions
    by O'Sullivan,Michael B.
  • 8249 Glass barriers : constraints to women's small-scale cross-border trade in Cambodia and Lao PDR
    by Seror,Marlon Armand Remy & Record,Richard James Lowden & Clarke,Julian Latimer
  • 8248 Polarization, foreign military intervention, and civil conflict
    by Abu Bader,Suleiman & Ianchovichina,Elena
  • 8247 Putting your money where your mouth is : geographic targeting of World Bank projects to the bottom 40 percent
    by Ohler,Hannes & Negre,Mario & Smets,Lodewijk & Massari,Renzo & Bogetic,Zeljko
  • 8246 The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Zambia
    by De La Fuente,Alejandro & Rosales,Manuel & Jellema,Jon Robbert
  • 8245 Gender and youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions
    by Chakravarty,Shubha & Das,Smita & Vaillant,Julia
  • 8244 Internal borders and migration in India
    by Kone,Zovanga Louis & Liu,Maggie Y. & Mattoo,Aaditya & Ozden,Caglar & Sharma,Siddharth
  • 8243 FDI spillovers and high-growth firms in developing countries
    by Reyes,Jose Daniel
  • 8242 Women's entrepreneurship : how to measure the gap between new female and male entrepreneurs?
    by Meunier,Frederic & Krylova,Yulia & Ramalho,Rita
  • 8241 SME finance
    by Ayyagari,Meghana & Demirguc-Kunt,Asli & Maksimovic,Vojislav
  • 8240 Korea's growth experience and long-term growth model
    by Jeong,Hyeok
  • 8239 Gender and enterprise development in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions
    by Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao & Gassier,Marine
  • 8238 Learning the impact of financial education when take-up is low
    by Lara Ibarra,Gabriel & Mckenzie,David J. & Ruiz Ortega,Claudia
  • 8237 Financial development, growth, and crisis: is there a trade-off ?
    by Loayza,Norman V. & Ouazad,Amine & Ranciere,Romain
  • 8236 Small firm death in developing countries
    by Mckenzie,David J. & Paffhausen,Anna Luisa
  • 8235 Charting the diffusion of power sector reforms across the developing world
    by Foster,Vivien & Witte,Samantha Helen & Banerjee,Sudeshna Ghosh & Vega Moreno,Alejandro & Foster,Vivien & Witte,Samantha Helen & Banerjee,Sudeshna Ghosh & Vega Moreno,Alejandro
  • 8234 Public procurement regulation and road quality
    by Djankov,Simeon & Ghossein,Tania & Islam,Asif Mohammed & Saliola,Federica
  • 8233 Labor adjustment costs across sectors and regions
    by Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose & Milet,Emmanuel Michel Stephane & Olarreaga,Marcelo
  • 8232 The impact of large-scale migration on poverty, expenditures, and labor market outcomes in Nepal
    by Shrestha,Maheshwor
  • 8231 How much oil is the Islamic state group producing ? evidence from remote sensing
    by Do,Quy-Toan & Shapiro,Jacob N. & Elvidge,Christopher D. & Abdel Jelil,Mohamed & Ahn,Daniel P. & Baugh,Kimberly & Hansen-Lewis,Jamie Nicole & Zhizhin,Mikhail
  • 8230 Marital trajectories and women's well-being in Senegal
    by Lambert,Sylvie & Van De Walle,Dominique & Villar,Paola
  • 8229 What are the effects of expanding a social pension program on extreme poverty and labor supply ? evidence from Mexico's pension program for the elderly
    by Avila Parra,Clemente & Escamilla Guerrero,David Ricardo
  • 8228 Productivity and health : alternative productivity estimates using physical activity
    by Akogun,Oladele B & Dillon,Andrew S. & Friedman,Jed & Prasann,Ashesh & Serneels,Pieter Maria
  • 8227 Regressive or progressive ? the effect of tobacco taxes in Ukraine
    by Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan & Meneses,Francisco Jalles
  • 8226 Roads and the geography of economic activities in Mexico
    by Blankespoor,Brian & Bougna Lonla,Theophile & Garduno Rivera,Rafael & Selod,Harris
  • 8225 Prospects of estimating poverty with phone surveys : experimental results from Serbia
    by Boznic,Vladan & Katayama,Roy Shuji & Munoz,Rodrigo & Takamatsu,Shinya & Yoshida,Nobuo
  • 8224 Political economy of reform
    by Khemani,Stuti
  • 8223 Introducing a performance-based school grant in Jakarta : what do we know about its impact after two years ?
    by Al-Samarrai,Samer & Shrestha,Unika & Hasan,Amer & Nakajima,Nozomi & Santoso,Santoso & Adi Wijoyo,Wisnu Harto
  • 8222 Corporate debt maturity in developing countries : sources of long- and short-termism
    by Cortina Lorente,Juan Jose & Didier Brandao,Tatiana & Schmukler,Sergio L.
  • 8221 Labor policy and digital technology use : indicative evidence from cross-country correlations
    by Packard,Truman G. & Montenegro,Claudio E.
  • 8220 Who escaped poverty and who was left behind ? a non-parametric approach to explore welfare dynamics using cross-sections
    by Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro
  • 8219 Revisiting the national innovation system in developing countries
    by Maloney,William F.
  • 8218 Product and factor market distortions : the case of the manufacturing sector in Morocco
    by Chauffour,Jean-Pierre Christophe & Diaz Sanchez,Jose Luis
  • 8217 The socioeconomics of fish consumption and child health in Bangladesh
    by Dasgupta,Susmita & Mustafa,Mohammed Golam & Paul,Tapas & Wheeler,David J.
  • 8216 Fiscal incidence in Belarus : a commitment to equity analysis
    by Bornukova,Kateryna & Shymanovich,Gleb & Chubrik,Alexander
  • 8215 Technological change and the labor market in Argentina and Uruguay : a task content analysis
    by Apella,Ignacio Raul & Zunino,Gonzalo
  • 8214 Economic growth in guinea and how to accelerate it
    by Mijiyawa,Abdoul Ganiou
  • 8213 Demand and supply curves in political markets : understanding the problem of public goods and why governments fail them
    by Khemani,Stuti
  • 8212 Municipal pooled financing of infrastructure in the United States : experience and lessons
    by Liu,Lili & De Angelis,Michael A. & Torbert,Sally M.
  • 8211 Firm-level decomposition of energy consumption in Turkish manufacturing industry
    by Sahin,Sebnem
  • 8210 Information disclosure and demand elasticity of financial products : evidence from a multi-country study
    by Gine,Xavier & Cuellar,Cristina Martínez & Mazer,Rafael Keenan
  • 8209 Oil discovery and macroeconomic management : the recent Ghanaian experience
    by Bawumia,Mahamudu & Halland,Havard
  • 8208 An evaluation of border management reforms in a technical agency
    by Fernandes,Ana Margarida & Hillberry,Russell Henry & Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra
  • 8207 Measuring the effectiveness of service delivery : delivery of government provided goods and services in India
    by Demirguc-Kunt,Asli & Klapper,Leora & Prasad,Neeraj
  • 8206 Trade creation and trade diversion in deep agreements
    by Mattoo,Aaditya & Mulabdic,Alen & Ruta,Michele
  • 8205 Making it easier to apply for a bank account: a study of the Indian market
    by Demirguc-Kunt,Asli & Klapper,Leora & Ansar,Saniya & Jagati,Aditya
  • 8204 How does port efficiency affect maritime transport costs and trade ? evidence from Indian and western Pacific Ocean countries
    by Herrera Dappe,Matias & Jooste,Charl & Suarez Aleman,Ancor
  • 8203 The distributional impact of taxes and social spending in Croatia
    by Inchauste Comboni,Maria Gabriela & Rubil,Ivica
  • 8202 Unequal laws and the disempowerment of women in the labor market : evidence from firm-level data
    by Islam,Asif Mohammed & Muzi,Silvia & Amin,Mohammad
  • 8201 Output- and performance-based road contracts and agricultural production : evidence from Zambia
    by Iimi,Atsushi & Gericke,Ben
  • 8200 Assessing effects of large-scale land transfers: challenges and opportunities in Malawi's estate sector
    by Deininger,Klaus W. & Xia,Fang
  • 8199 Regulatory constraints to agricultural productivity
    by Divanbeigi,Raian & Saliola,Federica
  • 8198 Which emerging markets and developing economies face corporate balance sheet vulnerabilities ? : a novel monitoring framework
    by Feyen,Erik H.B. & Fiess,Norbert Matthias & Zuccardi Huertas,Igor Esteban & Lambert,Lara Alice Victoria
  • 8197 Flies without borders : lessons from Chennai on improving India's municipal public health services
    by Das Gupta,Monica & Dasgupta,Rajib & Kugananthan,P. & Rao,Vijayendra & Somanathan,Trikkur V. & Tewari,K.N.
  • 8196 Export quality in advanced and developing economies : evidence from a new data set
    by Henn,Christian & Papageorgiou,Chris & Romero,Jose & Spatafora,Nikola L.
  • 8195 Short-term impact of Brexit on the United Kingdom's export of goods
    by Kee,Hiau Looi & Nicita,Alessandro
  • 8194 Financial globalization : a glass half empty ?
    by Schmukler,Sergio L. & Abraham,Facundo
  • 8193 Why secondary towns can be important for poverty reduction -- a migrant's perspective
    by Ingelaere,Bert Lodewijk M & Christiaensen,Luc & De Weerdt,Joachim & Kanbur,Ravi
  • 8192 Could the debate be over ? errors in farmer-reported production and their implications for the inverse scale-productivity relationship in Uganda
    by Gourlay,Sydney & Kilic,Talip & Lobell,David
  • 8191 Optimal targeting under budget constraints in a humanitarian context
    by Gigliarano,Chiara & Verme,Paolo
  • 8190 Preferential trade agreements and global value chains : theory, evidence, and open questions
    by Ruta,Michele
  • 8189 Shelter from the storm ? household-level impacts of, and responses to, the 2015 floods in Malawi
    by Mccarthy,Nancy & Kilic,Talip & De La Fuente,Alejandro & Brubaker,Josh
  • 8188 Natural disaster damage indices based on remotely sensed data: an application to Indonesia
    by Skoufias,Emmanuel & Strobl,Eric & Tveit,Thomas Breivik
  • 8187 The impact of digital technologies on routine tasks : do labor policies matter?
    by Almeida,Rita Kullberg & Corseuil,Carlos H. L. & Poole,Jennifer Pamela
  • 8186 Moving out and up : panel data evidence on migration and poverty in Uganda
    by Mensah,Edouard Romeo & O'Sullivan,Michael B.
  • 8185 A bit far ? geography, international economic agreements, and foreign direct investment : evidence from emerging markets
    by Gomez-Mera,Laura & Varela,Gonzalo J.
  • 8184 When is the government transfer multiplier large ?
    by Giambattista,Eric & Pennings,Steven Michael
  • 8183 Investigating the transmission channels behind Dutch disease effects: lessons from Mongolia using a CGE model
    by Shaukat Khan,Tehmina & Gottschalk,Jan
  • 8182 Child schooling and child work in the presence of a partial education subsidy
    by De Hoop,Jacobus Joost & Friedman,Jed & Kandpal,Eeshani & Rosati,Furio Camillo
  • 8181 Bridging the intention-behavior gap ? the effect of plan-making prompts on job search and employment
    by Abel,Simon Martin & Burger,Rulof Petrus & Carranza,Eliana & Piraino,Patrizio
  • 8180 Labor market discrimination and sorting : evidence from South Africa
    by Simon Martin,Abel
  • 8179 The many faces of deprivation : a multidimensional approach to poverty in Armenia
    by Martirosova,Diana & Inan,Osman Kaan & Meyer,Moritz & Sinha,Nistha
  • 8178 Politics, public works and poverty : evidence from the Bangladesh employment generation programme for the poorest
    by Sharif,Iffath Anwar & Ruthbah,Ummul Hasanath
  • 8177 Delivering education to the underserved through a public-private partnership program in Pakistan
    by Barrera-Osorio,Felipe & Blakeslee,David S. & Hoover,Matthew & Linden,Leigh & Raju,Dhushyanth & Ryan,Stephen P.
  • 8176 Will elders provide for their grandchildren ?: unconditional cash transfers and educational expenditures in Bolivia
    by Canavire-Bacarreza,Gustavo & Chong,Alberto & Rios-Avila,Fernando & Yanez Pagans,Monica
  • 8175 Longevity and lifetime education : global evidence from 919 surveys
    by Hoque,Mohammad Mainul & King,Elizabeth M. & Montenegro,Claudio E. & Orazem,Peter F.
  • 8174 Modal choice between rail and road transportation : evidence from Tanzania
    by Iimi,Atsushi & Humphreys,Richard Martin & Mchomvu,Yonas Eliesikia
  • 8173 Rail transport and firm productivity : evidence from Tanzania
    by Iimi,Atsushi & Humphreys,Richard Martin & Mchomvu,Yonas Eliesikia
  • 8172 Does arsenic-contaminated drinking water limit early childhood development in Bangladesh ?
    by Haque,Sabrina Sharmin & Joseph,George & Moqueet,Nazia Sultana
  • 8171 Revisiting the effect of food aid on conflict : a methodological caution
    by Christian,Paul J. & Barrett,Christopher B.
  • 8170 Welfare-consistent global poverty measures
    by Ravallion,Martin & Chen,Shaohua
  • 8169 The impact of strengthening agricultural extension services : evidence from Ethiopia
    by Buehren,Niklas & Goldstein,Markus P. & Molina,Ezequiel & Vaillant,Julia
  • 8168 The nature of trade and growth linkages
    by Didier Brandao,Tatiana & Pinat,Magali
  • 8167 Tracing back the weather origins of human welfare: evidence from Mozambique
    by Baez Ramirez,Javier Eduardo & Caruso,German Daniel & Niu,Chiyu
  • 8166 Buses, houses or cash ? socio-economic, spatial and environmental consequences of reforming public transport subsidies in Buenos Aires
    by Avner,Paolo & Mehndiratta,Shomik Raj & Viguie,Vincent & Hallegatte,Stephane
  • 8165 Assessing forecast uncertainty: an information Bayesian approach
    by Mendez Ramos,Fabian
  • 8164 The poverty implications of alternative tax reforms: results from a numerical application to Pakistan
    by Feltenstein,Andrew & Mejia-Mantilla,Carolina & Newhouse,David Locke & Sedrakyan,Gohar
  • 8163 Peer effects in the demand for property rights : experimental evidence from urban Tanzania
    by Collin,Matthew Edward
  • 8162 Looking into the performance-based financing black box: evidence from an impact evaluation in the health sector in Cameroon
    by De Walque,Damien B. C. M. & Robyn,Paul Jacob & Saidou,Hamadou & Sorgho,Gaston & Steenland,Maria Ward
  • 8161 Does financial education impact financial literacy and financial behavior, and if so, when ?
    by Kaiser,Tim & Menkhoff,Lukas
  • 8160 Online exports and the wage gap
    by Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose & Milet,Emmanuel Michel Stephane & Olarreaga,Marcelo
  • 8159 Understanding the interactions between emissions trading systems and renewable energy standards using a multi-regional CGE model of China
    by Fan,Ying & Wu,Jie & Timilsina,Govinda R. & Xia,Yan
  • 8158 Reducing traffic congestion in Beirut : an empirical analysis of selected policy options
    by Anas,Alex & De Sarkar,Sayan & Abou Zeid,Maya & Timilsina,Govinda R. & El Nakat,Ziad Salim
  • 8157 A cross-country database of fiscal space
    by Kose,Ayhan & Kurlat,Sergio Andres & Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte & Sugawara,Naotaka
  • 8156 Through the looking glass: can classroom observation and coaching improve teacher performance in Brazil ?
    by Bruns,Barbara & Oliveira Costa,Leandro & Menezes Cunha,Nina
  • 8155 Can business input improve the effectiveness of worker training? evidence from Brazil's Pronatec-MDIC
    by O'Connell,Stephen D. & Mation,Lucas Ferreira & Bevilaqua Teixeira Basto,Joao & Dutz,Mark Andrew
The performance of a consumption augmented asset index in ranking Households and Identifying the Poor (English)

Asset ownership indices are widely used as inexpensive proxies for consumption. This paper shows that these indices can be augmented using dichotomous indicators for consumption, which are equally easy to obtain. ... See More + The paper uses multiple rounds of Living Standards Measurement Study surveys from Malawi, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Ghana to construct indices with different item subcategories and performs a meta-analysis comparing the indices to per capita consumption. The results show that the standard asset indices, which are derived from durable ownership and housing characteristic indicators, perform well in urban settings. Yet, in rural samples and when identifying the extreme poor, household rankings and poverty classification accuracy can be meaningfully improved by adding indicators of food and semi-durable consumption. The study finds small improvement from using national weights in urban samples but no improvement from using alternative construction methods. With most of Africa’s poor concentrated in rural areas, these are important insights.  See Less -

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8362 MAR 08, 2018

Ngo,Diana; Christiaensen,LucDisclosed

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Analysis of the mismatch between Tanzania household budget survey and national panel survey data in poverty and inequality levels and trends (English)

This study carries out a thorough investigation of the potential sources of mismatch in poverty and inequality levels and trends between the Tanzania National Panel Survey and Household Budget Survey. ... See More + The main findings of the study include the following. First, the difference in poverty levels between the Household Budget Survey and the National Panel Survey is essentially explained by the differences in the methods of estimating the poverty line. Second, the discrepancy in poverty trends can be mainly attributed to the difference in inter-year temporal price deflators, and, to a lesser extent, spatial price deflators. The use of the consumer price index for adjusting consumption variation across years would show a decline in poverty during the past five years for the Household Budget Survey and the National Panel Survey. Third, despite noticeable differences in the methods of household consumption data collection, the Household Budget Survey and National Panel Survey show close mean household consumption levels in the last rounds, when using the consumer price index to adjust for inter-year price variations. Mean household consumption levels in the Household Budget Survey 2011/12 and National Panel Survey 2010/11 are comparable, and the mean consumption level in the National Panel Survey 2012/13 is around 10 percent higher. The difference is driven by higher levels of aggregate and food consumption by the better-off groups in the National Panel Survey. Fourth, the mismatch in inequality trends and pro-poor growth patterns between the two surveys could not be resolved and is a subject for further analysis.  See Less -

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8361 MAR 07, 2018

Belghith,Nadia Belhaj Hassine; Adelaida Lopera,Maria; Etang Ndip,Alvin; Karamba,WendyDisclosed

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The reallocation of district-level spending and natural disasters : evidence from Indonesia (English)

This paper combines district-level government spending data from Indonesia and natural disaster damage indices to analyze the extent to which districts are forced to reallocate their expenditures across categories after the incidence of floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. ... See More + The results reveal that district government spending is quite sensitive to the incidence of natural disasters at the local level. In the case of floods, districts reallocate spending away from the category of general administration to sectors such as health and infrastructure. Moreover, volcanic eruptions seem to lead to less investment in durable assets both in the year of the disaster as well as the following year. Overall, these results highlight the potentially useful role of a national disaster risk financing insurance program toward maintaining a relatively stable level of district-level spending in different sectors.  See Less -

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8359 MAR 06, 2018

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Strobl,Eric; Tveit,Thomas BreivikDisclosed

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Gender differences in poverty and household composition through the life-cycle : a global perspective (English)

This paper uses household surveys from 89 countries to look at gender differences in poverty in the developing world. In the absence of individual-level poverty data, the paper looks at what can we learn in terms of gender differences by looking at the available individual and household level information. ... See More + The estimates are based on the same surveys and welfare measures as official World Bank poverty estimates. The paper focuses on the relationship between age, sex and poverty. And finds that, girls and women of reproductive age are more likely to live in poor households (below the international poverty line) than boys and men. It finds that 122 women between the ages of 25 and 34 live in poor households for every 100 men of the same age group. The analysis also examines the household profiles of the poor, seeking to go beyond headship definitions. Using a demographic household composition shows that nuclear family households of two married adults and children account for 41 percent of poor households, and are the most frequent household where poor women are found. Using an economic household composition classification, households with a male earner, children and a non-income earner spouse are the most frequent among the poor at 36 percent, and the more frequent household where poor women live. For individuals, as well as for households, the presence of children increases the household likelihood to be poor, and this has a specific impact on women, but does not fully explain the observed female poverty penalty.  See Less -

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8360 MAR 06, 2018

Munoz Boudet,Ana Maria; Buitrago,Paola; Leroy De La Briere,Benedicte; Newhouse,David Locke; Rubiano Matulevich,Eliana Carolina; Scott,Kinnon; Suarez Becerra,PabloDisclosed

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"If it's already tough, imagine for me..." a qualitative perspective on youth out of school and out of work in Brazil (English)

Drawing on in-depth interviews with young women and men in rural and urban Brazil, this qualitative research explores gender dimensions in the causes and consequences of being "out of work and out of school." ... See More + A key conclusion from this research is that this term (or the Portuguese: "nem-nem") does not translate well the complex realities of this highly heterogeneous group. The paper develops inductively from the data a typology of these youth, who face different barriers along their trajectories: a) barriers to building aspirations and internal motivation to return to school or work, b) barriers to action, and c) external barriers. Participants' position along this spectrum is shaped by social context and gender norms that frame youth's trajectories and envisioned futures. These observed patterns are particularly strong in rural areas, where youth perceive fewer quality economic opportunities and stronger division of gender roles within the household and in farming activities, which keeps young women in lower paid or unpaid roles. Participants who have successful trajectories to technical schools, universities, or formal work demonstrate strong resilience, which seems to be built on their relationships with their families, peers, partners, and role models.  See Less -

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8358 MAR 02, 2018

Machado,Ana Luiza; Muller,MiriamDisclosed

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Geo-spatial modeling of access to water and sanitation in Nigeria (English)

The paper presents the development and implementation of a geo-spatial model for mapping populations' access to specified types of water and sanitation services in Nigeria. ... See More + The analysis uses geo-located, population-representative data from the National Water and Sanitation Survey 2015, along with relevant geo-spatial covariates. The model generates predictions for levels of access to seven indicators of water and sanitation services across Nigeria at a resolution of 1×1 square kilometers. The predictions promise to hone the targeting of policies meant to improve access to basic services in various regions of the country.  See Less -

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8357 FEB 28, 2018

Andres,Luis Alberto; Bhatt,Samir; Dasgupta,Basab; Echenique,Juan A.; Gething,Peter William; Grabinsky Zabludovsky,Jonathan; Joseph,GeorgeDisclosed

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The state of jobs in post-conflict areas of Sri Lanka (English)

Although Sri Lanka has made significant progress in social and economic development over the past decade, the Northern and Eastern provinces that faced the brunt of the decades-long conflict remain disproportionately poor. ... See More + To understand the labor market dimensions of poverty in these regions, this paper examines a range of job-related indicators, using data from 2011 to 2015. The overall labor force participation rate in these provinces is significantly lower than in the rest of the country. Much of the difference can be attributed to adult women, although the participation rates of youth and those with lower educational attainment are also low. The distribution of wages for male and female wage workers in these provinces is similar to that in other parts of the country. The pattern of low employment rates and comparable wages is consistent with a combination of low demand for labor and greater reluctance to work in these regions, which each depress employment but have counteracting effects on equilibrium wages. Skills are an issue, as adults in these provinces tend to score lower on literacy tests and have lower self-reported skills in reading, writing, and numeracy. Households in these provinces have less access to formal finance, which may also contribute to a lack of self-employment opportunities.  See Less -

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8355 FEB 26, 2018

Newhouse,David Locke; Silwal,Ani RudraDisclosed

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India's internal labor migration paradox : the statistical and the real (English)

Internal labor migration rates in India have been largely static and low in recent times compared with those in other countries. This is a cause for concern because internal migration for economic reasons can promote the agglomeration of economic activity in more productive locations and directly contribute to reducing poverty through remittances. ... See More + New evidence based on the India Human Development Survey, which provides a more recent source of data compared with the Census and other household surveys, shows that labor mobility is higher than previously estimated -- the stock of labor migrants increased from 16 million in 2004-05 to 60 million in 2011–12. The absolute number of circular migrants, at more than 200 million in 2011-12, is also much higher than previously documented estimates. Tracking the same households between 2004–05 and 2011-12, empirical analysis based on the India Human Development Survey highlights several socioeconomic factors associated with the migration decision: household income, the availability of information, as well as community networks in source and destination areas. There is also a possible administrative dimension to interstate migration barriers, owing to domicile provisions for work and study, lack of portability of social benefits, and legal and other entitlements upon relocation.  See Less -

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8356 FEB 26, 2018

Nayyar,Gaurav; Kim,Kyoung YangDisclosed

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Identifying catch-up trajectories in child growth : new methods with evidence from young lives (English)

Definitions of catch-up growth in anthropometric outcomes among young children vary across studies. This paper distinguishes between catch-up in the mean of a group toward that of a healthy reference population versus catch-up within the group, associated with a narrowing of the outcome distribution. ... See More + In contrast to conventional empirical approaches based on dynamic panel models, the paper shows how catch-up can be tested via a latent growth framework. Combined with a flexible estimator incorporating individual-specific intercepts and slopes, this enables between- and within-group forms of catch-up to be tested in a unified setting. The application of the proposed approach reveals significant differences in the nature, extent, and drivers of catch-up growth across the four Young Lives countries (Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam). In addition, the paper shows how conclusions about catch-up are sensitive to the way in which anthropometric outcomes are expressed.  See Less -

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8353 FEB 22, 2018

Jones,Sam; Behrman,Jere R.; Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Anand ,PaulDisclosed

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Gross capital flows, common factors, and the global financial cycle (English)

This paper assesses the international comovement of gross capital inflows and outflows using a two-level factor model. Among advanced and emerging countries, capital flows exhibit strong commonality: common (global and country group-specific) factors account, on average, for close to half of their variance. ... See More + There is a contrast across groups: common factors dominate advanced-country capital flows, while idiosyncratic factors dominate emerging- country flows and, especially, developing-country flows. The reason is the much larger role of global factors among advanced countries. Importantly, these findings apply to both inflows and outflows: their respective common factors are very similar -- although global factors play a bigger role for outflows than for inflows. The commonality of flows reflects a global cycle, summarized by a small set of variables (the VIX, the U.S. real interest rate and real exchange rate, U.S. GDP growth, and world commodity prices) that explain much of the variance of the estimated factors -- especially the global factors. Over time, the quantitative role of the common factors exhibits a "globalization" stage up to 2007, during which they acquire growing importance, followed by a phase of "deglobalization" post-crisis. Greater financial openness, deeper financial systems, and more rigid exchange rate regimes amplify countries' exposure to the global financial cycle.  See Less -

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8354 FEB 22, 2018

Barrot Araya,Luis Diego; Serven,LuisDisclosed

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Decentralization and redistribution : irrigation reform in Pakistan's Indus basin (English)

Does decentralizing the allocation of public resources reduce rent-seeking and improve equity? This paper studies a governance reform in Pakistan's vast Indus Basin irrigation system. ... See More + Using canal discharge measurements across all of Punjab province, the analysis finds that water theft increased on channels taken over by local farmer organizations compared with channels that remained bureaucratically managed, leading to substantial wealth redistribution. The increase in water theft was greater along channels with larger landowners situated upstream. These findings are consistent with a model in which decentralization accentuates the political power of local elites by shifting the arena in which water rights are contested.  See Less -

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8352 FEB 21, 2018

Jacoby,Hanan G.; Mansuri,Ghazala; Fatima,FreehaDisclosed

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Wider economic benefits of investments in transport corridors and the role of complementary policies (English)

This paper estimates the impact of the Golden Quadrilateral and North-South-East-West Highways in India on welfare, social inclusion, and environmental quality. ... See More + The analysis uses district-level data for 1994-2011 and the difference-in-difference method. The results suggest that the highways shifted employment from the farm to the nonfarm sector, and that this shift was accompanied by an increase in output per capita. However, there is no evidence of an impact on household expenditure per capita, the poverty rate, or the incidence of regular wage employment. The results suggest that the highways caused an increase in air pollution. The effects of the highways are heterogeneous, depending on conditions in local factor and product markets.  See Less -

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8350 FEB 21, 2018

Melecky,Martin; Sharma,Siddharth; Subhash,HariDisclosed

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Governing the commons? : water and power in Pakistan's Indus basin (English)

Surface irrigation is a common pool resource characterized by asymmetric appropriation opportunities across upstream and downstream water users. ... See More + Large canal systems are also predominantly managed by the state. This paper studies water allocation under an irrigation bureaucracy subject to corruption and rent-seeking. Data on the landholdings and political influence of nearly a quarter million irrigators in Pakistan's vast Indus Basin watershed allow the construction of a novel index of lobbying power. Consistent with a model of misgovernance, the decline in water availability and land values from channel head to tail is accentuated along canals having greater lobbying power at the head than at the tail.  See Less -

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8351 FEB 21, 2018

Jacoby,Hanan G.; Mansuri,GhazalaDisclosed

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