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Toward Successful Development Policies: Insights from Research in Development Economics

Erhan Artuc, Robert Cull (), Susmita Dasgupta (), Roberto Fattal Jaef, Deon Filmer, Xavier Gine (), Hanan Jacoby, Dean Jolliffe (), Hiau Looi Kee (), Leora Klapper, Aart C. Kraay, Norman Loayza (), David McKenzie (), Berk Özler (), Vijayendra Rao, Bob Rijkers, Sergio Schmukler (), Michael Toman, Adam Wagstaff and Michael Woolcock ()

No 9133, Policy Research Working Paper Series from The World Bank

Abstract: What major insights have emerged from development economics in the past decade, and how do they matter for the World Bank? This challenging question was recently posed by World Bank Group President David Malpass to the staff of the Development Research Group. This paper assembles a set of 13 short, nontechnical briefing notes prepared in response to this request, summarizing a selection of major insights in development economics in the past decade. The notes synthesize evidence from recent research on how policies should be designed, implemented, and evaluated, and provide illustrations of what works and what does not in selected policy areas.

Keywords: Health Care Services Industry; International Trade and Trade Rules; Economic Assistance; Disability; Services&Transfers to Poor; Access of Poor to Social Services; Climate Change and Environment; Climate Change and Health; Science of Climate Change; Inequality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-01-30
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