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Volume 29, issue 2, 2014

Progress on Global Health Goals: Are the Poor Being Left Behind? pp. 137-162 Downloads
Adam Wagstaff, Caryn Bredenkamp and Leander R. Buisman
Is Green Growth Good for the Poor? pp. 163-185 Downloads
Stefan Dercon
Entry Regulation and the Formalization of Microenterprises in Developing Countries pp. 186-201 Downloads
Miriam Bruhn and David McKenzie
Cash Transfers and Child Labor pp. 202-234 Downloads
Jacobus de Hoop and Furio Rosati
The Promise of Performance Pay? Reasons for Caution in Policy Prescriptions in the Core Civil Service pp. 235-264 Downloads
Zahid Hasnain, Nick Manning and Jan Henryk Pierskalla

Volume 29, issue 1, 2014

Inequality in China: An Overview pp. 1-19 Downloads
John Knight
Can Civil Society Overcome Government Failure in Africa? pp. 20-47 Downloads
Shantayanan Devarajan, Stuti Khemani and Michael Walton
What Are We Learning from Business Training and Entrepreneurship Evaluations around the Developing World? pp. 48-82 Downloads
David McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
Population, Poverty, and Climate Change pp. 83-108 Downloads
Monica Das Gupta
Orderly Sovereign Debt Restructuring: Missing in Action! (And Likely To Remain So) pp. 109-135 Downloads
Otaviano Canuto, Brian Pinto and Mona Prasad

Volume 28, issue 2, 2013

How Long Will It Take to Lift One Billion People Out of Poverty? pp. 139-158 Downloads
Martin Ravallion
What Is a Civil War?A Critical Review of Its Definition and (Econometric) Consequences pp. 159-190 Downloads
Mark Gersovitz and Norma Kriger
Global Imbalances: Origins and Prospects pp. 191-219 Downloads
Luis Servén and Ha Nguyen
Multidimensional Poverty Analysis: Looking for a Middle Ground pp. 220-235 Downloads
Francisco Ferreira and Maria Ana Lugo
The Impact of Health Insurance Schemes for the Informal Sector in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review pp. 236-266 Downloads
Arnab Acharya, Sukumar Vellakkal, Fiona Taylor, Edoardo Masset, Ambika Satija, Margaret Burke and Shah Ebrahim
Rural Households in a Changing Climate pp. 267-289 Downloads
Javier Baez, Dorothy Kronick and Andrew D. Mason

Volume 28, issue 1, 2013

Editors' Note pp. 1-1 Downloads
Emmanuel Jimenez and Ana L. Revenga
Does Gender Inequality Hinder Development and Economic Growth? Evidence and Policy Implications pp. 2-21 Downloads
Oriana Bandiera and Ashwini Natraj
The Role of Men in the Economic and Social Development of Women: Implications for Gender Equality pp. 22-51 Downloads
Lidia Farre
Intrahousehold Bargaining and Resource Allocation in Developing Countries-super-1 pp. 52-78 Downloads
Cheryl Doss
Gender and Agriculture: Inefficiencies, Segregation, and Low Productivity Traps* pp. 79-109 Downloads
Andre Croppenstedt, Markus Goldstein and Nina Rosas
Violent Conflict and Gender Inequality: An Overview pp. 110-138 Downloads
Mayra Buvinic, Monica Das Gupta, Ursula Casabonne and Philip Verwimp

Volume 27, issue 2, 2012

The Odds of Achieving the MDGs pp. 143-184 Downloads
Delfin Go and José Alejandro Quijada
The Challenges of Bankruptcy Reform pp. 185-203 Downloads
Elena Cirmizi, Leora Klapper and Mahesh Uttamchandani
School Feeding Programs and Development: Are We Framing the Question Correctly? pp. 204-221 Downloads
Harold Alderman and Donald Bundy
International Grain Reserves And Other Instruments to Address Volatility in Grain Markets pp. 222-260 Downloads
Brian Wright
Using Contingent Valuation in the Design of Payments for Environmental Services Mechanisms: A Review and Assessment pp. 261-287 Downloads
Dale Whittington and Stefano Pagiola

Volume 27, issue 1, 2012

Mashup Indices of Development pp. 1-32 Downloads
Martin Ravallion
Impact Analysis of Rural Electrification Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa pp. 33-51 Downloads
Tanguy Bernard
What Can We Learn about the "Resource Curse" from Foreign Aid? pp. 52-73 Downloads
Kevin M. Morrison
Density and Disasters: Economics of Urban Hazard Risk pp. 74-105 Downloads
Somik Lall and Uwe Deichmann
Coping with Crises: Policies to Protect Employment and Earnings pp. 106-141 Downloads
Pierella Paci, Ana Revenga and Bob Rijkers

Volume 26, issue 2, 2011

New Structural Economics: A Framework for Rethinking Development pp. 193-221 Downloads
Justin Lin
Comments on "New Structural Economics"; by Justin Yifu Lin pp. 222-226 Downloads
Anne Krueger
Comments on "New Structural Economics"; by Justin Yifu Lin pp. 227-229 Downloads
Dani Rodrik
Rethinking Development Economics pp. 230-236 Downloads
Joseph Stiglitz
Gender and the Business Environment for New Firm Creation pp. 237-257 Downloads
Leora Klapper and Simon Parker
Explaining Enterprise Performance in Developing Countries with Business Climate Survey Data pp. 258-309 Downloads
Jean-Jacques Dethier, Maximilian Hirn and Stephane Straub
The Effects of Business Environments on Development: Surveying New Firm-level Evidence pp. 310-340 Downloads
Lixin Xu

Volume 26, issue 1, 2011

HIV Testing: Principles and Practice pp. 1-41 Downloads
Mark Gersovitz
Corporate Governance and Performance around the World: What We Know and What We Don't pp. 42-70 Downloads
Inessa Love
A Comparative Perspective on Poverty Reduction in Brazil, China, and India pp. 71-104 Downloads
Martin Ravallion
Adaptation amidst Prosperity and Adversity: Insights from Happiness Studies from around the World pp. 105-137 Downloads
Carol Graham
Financial Transactions Tax: Panacea, Threat, or Damp Squib? pp. 138-161 Downloads
Patrick Honohan and Sean Yoder
Urban Road Transportation Externalities: Costs and Choice of Policy Instruments pp. 162-191 Downloads
Govinda Timilsina and Hari Dulal

Volume 25, issue 2, 2010

Ideas and Innovation in East Asia pp. 177-207 Downloads
Milan Brahmbhatt and Albert Hu
Impact Assessments in Finance and Private Sector Development: What Have We Learned and What Should We Learn? pp. 209-233 Downloads
David McKenzie
Scale Economies and Cities pp. 235-262 Downloads
Indermit S. Gill and Chor-Ching Goh
Estimation of Water Demand in Developing Countries: An Overview pp. 263-294 Downloads
Celine Nauges and Dale Whittington
To Mitigate or to Adapt: Is that the Question? Observations on an Appropriate Response to the Climate Change Challenge to Development Strategies pp. 295-321 Downloads
Zmarak Shalizi and Franck Lecocq
Nuclear Power and Sustainable Energy Policy: Promises and Perils pp. 323-362 Downloads
Ioannis Kessides

Volume 25, issue 1, 2010

Agricultural Growth and Poverty Reduction: Additional Evidence pp. 1-20 Downloads
Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet
Policy Reforms Affecting Agricultural Incentives: Much Achieved, Much Still Needed pp. 21-55 Downloads
Kym Anderson
Agricultural Employment Trends in Asia and Africa: Too Fast or Too Slow? pp. 57-89 Downloads
Derek Headey, Dirk Bezemer and Peter B. Hazell
Are All the Sacred Cows Dead? Implications of the Financial Crisis for Macro- and Financial Policies pp. 91-124 Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Luis Servén
The 2007 Meltdown in Structured Securitization: Searching for Lessons, not Scapegoats pp. 125-155 Downloads
Gerard Caprio, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Edward Kane
Higher Food Prices in Sub-Saharan Africa: Poverty Impact and Policy Responses pp. 157-176 Downloads
Quentin Wodon and Hassan Zaman
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