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Volume 24, issue 1, 2009

Rural Poverty: Old Challenges in New Contexts pp. 1-28 Downloads
Stefan Dercon
Evaluation in the Practice of Development pp. 29-53 Downloads
Martin Ravallion
Timing and Duration of Exposure in Evaluations of Social Programs pp. 55-82 Downloads
Elizabeth King and Jere Behrman
Competition in the Financial Sector: Overview of Competition Policies pp. 83-118 Downloads
Stijn Claessens
Access to Financial Services: Measurement, Impact, and Policies pp. 119-145 Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Patrick Honohan

Volume 23, issue 2, 2008

Collecting the Pieces of the FDI Knowledge Spillovers Puzzle pp. 107-138 Downloads
Roger Smeets
Can Survey Evidence Shed Light on Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment? pp. 139-159 Downloads
Beata Javorcik
The Growing Phenomenon of Private Tutoring: Does It Deepen Human Capital, Widen Inequalities, or Waste Resources? pp. 161-200 Downloads
Hai-Anh Dang and F. Rogers
Can Biological Factors Like Hepatitis B Explain the Bulk of Gender Imbalance in China? A Review of the Evidence pp. 201-217 Downloads
Monica Das Gupta
Industrial Location in Developing Countries pp. 219-246 Downloads
Uwe Deichmann, Somik Lall, Stephen Redding and Anthony Venables

Volume 23, issue 1, 2008

Governance Indicators: Where Are We, Where Should We Be Going? pp. 1-30 Downloads
Daniel Kaufmann and Aart Kraay
Two Comments on "Governance Indicators: Where Are We, Where Should We Be Going?" by Daniel Kaufmann and Aart Kraay-super-1 pp. 31-36 Downloads
Simon Johnson
Walking up the Down Escalator: Public Investment and Fiscal Stability pp. 37-56 Downloads
William Easterly, Timothy Irwin and Luis Servén
What Can Countries in Other Regions Learn from Social Security Reform in Latin America? pp. 57-76 Downloads
Indermit S. Gill, Ceren Ozer and Radu Tatucu
Why OECD Countries Should Reform Rules of Origin pp. 77-105 Downloads
Olivier Cadot and Jaime de Melo

Volume 22, issue 2, 2007

Evaluating Recipes for Development Success pp. 131-157 Downloads
Avinash Dixit
Comment on "Evaluating Recipes for Development Success": The Policy Usefulness of Institutional and Political Analyses of Development pp. 159-164 Downloads
Philip Keefer
Domestic Bond Market Development: The Arirang Bond Experience in Korea pp. 165-195 Downloads
Jonathan Batten and Peter Szilagyi
Inside Decentralization: How Three Central American School-based Management Reforms Affect Student Learning Through Teacher Incentives pp. 197-215 Downloads
Ilana Umansky and Emiliana Vegas
Using Global Positioning Systems in Household Surveys for Better Economics and Better Policy pp. 217-241 Downloads
John Gibson and David McKenzie

Volume 21, issue 2, 2006

Macroeconomic Stability in Developing Countries: How Much Is Enough? pp. 151-178
Peter Montiel and Luis Servén
Banking and Regulation in Emerging Markets: The Role of External Discipline pp. 179-206
Xavier Vives
Access to Financial Services: A Review of the Issues and Public Policy Objectives pp. 207-240
Stijn Claessens
What Have We Learned from a Decade of Manufacturing Enterprise Surveys in Africa? pp. 241-265
Arne Bigsten and Mans Soderbom
Is There a Case for Industrial Policy? A Critical Survey pp. 267-297
Howard Pack and Kamal Saggi

Volume 21, issue 1, 2006

Who is Not Poor? Dreaming of a World Truly Free of Poverty pp. 1-23
Lant Pritchett
Reducing the Incidence of Low Birth Weight in Low-Income Countries Has Substantial Economic Benefits pp. 25-48
Harold Alderman and Jere Behrman
Choosing a System of Unemployment Income Support: Guidelines for Developing and Transition Countries pp. 49-89
Milan Vodopivec
Corporate Governance and Development pp. 91-122
Stijn Claessens
Enforcement and Good Corporate Governance in Developing Countries and Transition Economies pp. 123-150
Erik Berglof and Stijn Claessens

Volume 20, issue 2, 2005

Globalization, Poverty, and Inequality since 1980 pp. 145-175
David Dollar
Data and Dogma: The Great Indian Poverty Debate pp. 177-199
Angus Deaton and Valerie Kozel
Insights on Development from the Economics of Happiness pp. 201-231
Carol Graham
Housing Policy in Developing Countries: Conjectures and Refutations pp. 233-257
Robert Buckley and Jerry Kalarickal
Public Debt Management and Macroeconomic Stability: An Overview pp. 259-281
Peter Montiel

Volume 20, issue 1, 2005

Democracy, Public Expenditures, and the Poor: Understanding Political Incentives for Providing Public Services pp. 1-27
Philip Keefer and Stuti Khemani
Evaluating the Impact of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs pp. 29-55
Laura B. Rawlings
Reassessing Conditional Cash Transfer Programs pp. 57-80
Jishnu Das
Infrastructure Privatization and Regulation: Promises and Perils pp. 81-108
Ioannis Kessides
The "Cotton Problem" pp. 109-144
John Baffes

Volume 19, issue 2, 2004

How Have the World's Poorest Fared since the Early 1980s? pp. 141-169
Shaohua Chen and Martin Ravallion
Much Ado about Nothing? Do Domestic Firms Really Benefit from Foreign Direct Investment? pp. 171-197
Holger Görg and Sir David Greenaway
Policies on Managing Risk in Agricultural Markets pp. 199-230
Donald Larson, Jock Anderson and Panos Varangis
Oil, Macroeconomics, and Forests: Assessing the Linkages pp. 231-257
Sven Wunder and William D. Sunderlin
Vouchers for Basic Education in Developing Economies: An Accountability Perspective pp. 259-280
Varun Gauri and Ayesha Vawda

Volume 19, issue 1, 2004

Community-Based and -Driven Development: A Critical Review pp. 1-39
Ghazala Mansuri
Agricultural Extension: Good Intentions and Hard Realities pp. 41-60
Jock Anderson
Targeting Outcomes Redux pp. 61-85
David Coady
An Assessment of Privatization pp. 87-118
Sunita Kikeri
Managing Oil Price Risk in Developing Countries pp. 119-139
Julia Devlin
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