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7716: Early warning, early action: the use of predictive tools in drought response through Ethiopia's productive safety net programme Downloads
Mareile Beate Stephanie Drechsler and Wolter Soer
7715: Weather index insurance and shock coping: evidence from Mexico's CADENA Program Downloads
Alain F. De Janvry, Elizabeth Andrea Ramirez Ritchie and Elisabeth Sadoulet
7714: Insuring growth: the impact of disaster funds on economic reconstruction in Mexico Downloads
Alain F. De Janvry, Alejandro del Valle and Elisabeth Sadoulet
7713: Social Inclusion in macro-level diagnostics: reflecting on the World Bank Group's early systematic country diagnostics Downloads
Maitreyi Das
7712: Inflation targeting and exchange rate volatility in emerging markets Downloads
Rene Cabral, Francisco Carneiro and Andre Mollick
7711: Openness, specialization, and the external vulnerability of developing countries Downloads
Luis-Diego Barrot, Cesar Calderon and Luis Servén
7710: On the central role of small farms in African rural development strategies Downloads
Donald Larson, Rie Muraoka and Keijiro Otsuka
7709: Increased coverage of maternal health services among the poor in western Uganda in an output-based aid voucher scheme Downloads
Francis Obare, Peter Okwero, Leslie Villegas, Samuel Lantei Mills, Ben Bellows, Francis Obare, Peter Okwero, Leslie Villegas, Samuel Lantei Mills and Ben Bellows
7708: Expediting trade: impact evaluation of an in-house clearance program Downloads
Ana Margarida Fernandes, Russell Henry Hillberry, Claudia N. Berg, Ana Margarida Fernandes, Russell Henry Hillberry and Claudia N. Berg
7707: Social capital, trust, and well-being in the evaluation of wealth Downloads
Kirk E. Hamilton, John Helliwell and Michael Woolcock
7706: Crime and persistent punishment: a long-run perspective on the links between violence and chronic poverty in Mexico Downloads
Adan Martinez-Cruz and Carlos Rodriguez Castelan
7705: Using administrative data to assess the impact and sustainability of Rwanda's land tenure regularization Downloads
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus W. Deininger, Marguerite Felicienne Duponchel, Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus W. Deininger and Marguerite Felicienne Duponchel
7704: Recent credit surge in historical context Downloads
Franziska Ohnsorge and Shu Yu
7703: How do we prioritize the GHG mitigation options ? development of a marginal abatement cost curve for the building sector in Armenia and Georgia Downloads
Govinda R. Timilsina, Anna Sikharulidze, Eduard Karapoghosyan and Suren Shatvoryan
7702: State secretaries reform in Ukraine: attempt to delineate responsibilities between ministers and senior civil servants Downloads
Oleksii Balabushko
7701: Nash on a rotary: two theorems with implications for electoral politics Downloads
Kaushik Basu and Tapan Mitra
7700: Democratic Republic of Congo: product and market concentration and the vulnerability to exogenous shocks Downloads
Chadi Bou Habib and Ephraim Kebede
7699: Women's empowerment, sibling rivalry, and competitiveness: evidence from a lab experiment and a randomized control trial in Uganda Downloads
Niklas Buehren, Markus Goldstein, Kenneth Leonard, Joao Montalvao and Kathryn Vasilaky
7698: Development of low-carbon energy supply system in Romania Downloads
Govinda R. Timilsina and Erika A. Jorgensen
7697: Long-term energy demand forecasting in Romania: an end-use demand Downloads
Sunil Malla and Govinda R. Timilsina
7696: Measuring firm-level innovation using short questionnaires: evidence from an experiment Downloads
Xavier Cirera and Silvia Muzi
7695: Non-renewable resources, fiscal rules, and human capital Downloads
Paul Levine, Giovanni Melina and Harun Onder
7694: Markets, contracts, and uncertainty in a groundwater economy Downloads
Xavier Gine, Hanan G. Jacoby, Xavier Gine and Hanan G. Jacoby
7693: Saving for old age Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Leora Klapper and Georgios Panos
7692: Weathering storms: understanding the impact of natural disasters on the poor in Central America Downloads
Oscar Anil Ishizawa Escudero and Juan Jose Miranda Montero
7691: Who supports violent extremism in developing countries ? analysis of attitudes based on value surveys Downloads
Youssouf Kiendrebeogo, Elena Ianchovichina, Youssouf Kiendrebeogo and Elena Ianchovichina
7690: Behavioral interventions in tax compliance: evidence from Guatemala Downloads
Stewart Kettle, Marco Hernandez, Simon Ruda and Michael Sanders
7689: Are gender differences in performance innate or socially mediated ? Downloads
Ariel Benyishay, Maria Ruth Jones, Florence Kondylis and Ahmed Mobarak
7688: Informed trading in business groups, ownership concentration, and market liquidity Downloads
Jose Leaño and Alvaro Pedraza
7687: Bank competition, financial dependence, and economic growth in the Gulf Cooperation Council Downloads
Giovanni Caggiano and Pietro Calice
7686: Exporters, engineers, and blue-collar workers Downloads
Irene Brambilla, Daniel Lederman and Guido Porto
7685: Agricultural productivity and non-farm employment: evidence from Bangladesh Downloads
Forhad J. Shilpi, Shahe Emran, Forhad J. Shilpi and Shahe Emran
7684: Creative trade for human development Downloads
Patrick Kabanda
7683: Creative natives in the digital age: how digital technology has revolutionized creative work Downloads
Patrick Kabanda
7682: Estimating an equilibrium exchange rate for the Argentine Peso Downloads
Andrea Coppola, Andresa Lagerborg and Zafer Mustafaoglu
7681: Guns, books, or doctors ? conflict and public spending in Haiti: lessons from cross-country evidence Downloads
Raju Singh, Cristina Bodea and Masaaki Higashijima
7680: Commercialization and mission drift: evidence from a large Chinese microfinance institution Downloads
Xiangping Jia, Robert Cull, Pei Guo and Tao Ma
7679: Money demand in the Arab Republic of Egypt: a vector equilibrium correction model Downloads
Ahmed Rostom
7678: Ageing and family solidarity in Europe: patterns and driving factors of intergenerational support Downloads
Marco Albertini
7677: The role of inequality in climate-poverty debates Downloads
Petra Tschakert
7676: Exports and job training Downloads
Bastos, Joana C. G. Silva, Rafael Prado Proenca, Bastos, Joana C. G. Silva and Rafael Prado Proenca
7675: Trust in government and support for redistribution Downloads
Joana Silva, Matteo Morgandi and Victoria Levin
7674: Prioritizing infrastructure investment: a framework for government decision making Downloads
Darwin Marcelo, Mandri-Perrott,Xavier Cledan, Ruth Schuyler House and Jordan Z. Schwartz
7673: Does the global trade slowdown matter ? Downloads
Ileana Cristina Constantinescu, Aaditya Mattoo, Michele Ruta, Ileana Cristina Constantinescu, Aaditya Mattoo and Michele Ruta
7672: Skill use, skill deficits, and firm performance in formal sector enterprises: evidence from the Tanzania enterprise skills survey, 2015 Downloads
Hong W. Tan, Sajitha Bashir and Nobuyuki Tanaka
7671: The impact of a community development and poverty reduction program on early childhood development in Morocco Downloads
El-Kogali,Safaa El Tayeb, Caroline Gould Krafft, Touhami Abdelkhalek, Mohamed Benkassmi, Monica I. Chavez, Lucy Katherine Bassett, Fouzia Ejjanoui, El-Kogali,Safaa El Tayeb, Caroline Gould Krafft, Touhami Abdelkhalek, Mohamed Benkassmi, Monica I. Chavez, Lucy Katherine Bassett and Fouzia Ejjanoui
7670: Inequality of opportunity in early childhood development in Morocco over time Downloads
El-Kogali,Safaa El Tayeb, Caroline Gould Krafft, Touhami Abdelkhalek, Mohamed Benkassmi, Monica I. Chavez, Lucy Katherine Bassett, Fouzia Ejjanoui, El-Kogali,Safaa El Tayeb, Caroline Gould Krafft, Touhami Abdelkhalek, Mohamed Benkassmi, Monica I. Chavez, Lucy Katherine Bassett and Fouzia Ejjanoui
7669: Will digital technologies transform agriculture in developing countries ? Downloads
Uwe Deichmann, Aparajita Goyal and Deepak K. Mishra
7668: Can business owners form accurate counterfactuals ? eliciting treatment and control beliefs about their outcomes in the alternative treatment status Downloads
David J. Mckenzie and David J. Mckenzie
7667: Learning, Prices, and firm dynamics Downloads
Paulo S. R. Bastos, Daniel Dias, Olga A. Timoshenko, Paulo S. R. Bastos, Daniel Dias and Olga A. Timoshenko
7666: China's slowdown and rebalancing: potential growth and poverty impacts on Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Csilla Lakatos, Maryla Maliszewska, Osorio-Rodarte,Israel and Delfin Go
7665: Short-term effects of India's employment guarantee program on labor markets and agricultural productivity Downloads
Klaus W. Deininger, Hari Krishnan Nagarajan, Sudhir K. Singh, Klaus W. Deininger, Hari Krishnan Nagarajan and Sudhir K. Singh
7664: The impact of business support services for small and medium enterprises on firm performance in low- and middle-income countries: a meta-analysis Downloads
Tulio A. Cravo and Caio Piza
7663: Assessing socioeconomic resilience to floods in 90 countries Downloads
Stephane Hallegatte, Mook Bangalore and Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille
7662: Property rights for fishing cooperatives: how (and how well) do they work ? Downloads
Aburto-Oropeza,Octavio, Heather M. Leslie, Mack-Crane,Austen, Sriniketh Suryasesha Nagavarapu, Sheila M.W. Reddy and Leila Sievanen
7661: Non-tariff measures and the world trading system Downloads
Josh Ederington and Michele Ruta
7660: Poverty and shared prosperity implications of deep integration in Eastern and Southern Africa Downloads
Edward Balistreri, Maryla Maliszewska, Osorio-Rodarte,Israel, David Tarr and Hidemichi Yonezawa
7659: How does the sensitivity of consumption to income vary over time? international evidence Downloads
Ergys Islamaj and Ayhan Kose
7658: Particulate matter and labor supply: the role of caregiving and non-linearities Downloads
Fernando Aragon, Juan Jose Miranda Montero and Paulina Oliva
7657: Does e-government improve government capacity ? evidence from tax administration and public procurement Downloads
Anna Kochanova, Zahid Hasnain and Bradley Robert Larson
7656: The role of training programs for youth employment in Nepal: impact evaluation report on the employment fund Downloads
Shubha Chakravarty, Mattias K. A. Lundberg, Plamen V. Nikolov, Juliane Zenker, Shubha Chakravarty, Mattias K. A. Lundberg, Juliane Zenker and Plamen V. Nikolov
7655: Jobs in the city: explaining urban spatial structure in Kampala Downloads
Arti Grover and Somik V. Lall
7654: Effects of fiscal policy shocks in an open economy: evidence from Canada Downloads
Vincent De Paul Tsoungui Belinga
7653: Markets and manipulation: time for a paradigm shift ? Downloads
Kaushik Basu
7652: Prices for poverty analysis in Africa Downloads
Isis Gaddis
7651: Public school teacher management in Sri Lanka: issues and options Downloads
Dhushyanth Raju
7650: The role of regulation on entry: evidence from the Italian provinces Downloads
Francesco Bripi
7649: The GATT's starting point: tariff levels circa 1947 Downloads
Chad P. Bown, Douglas A. Irwin, Chad P. Bown and Douglas A. Irwin
7648: Reducing crime and violence: experimental evidence on adult noncognitive investments in Liberia Downloads
Christopher Blattman, Julian C Jamison and Margaret Sheridan
7647: Identifying gazelles: expert panels vs. surveys as a means to identify firms with rapid growth potential Downloads
Marcel Fafchamps and Christopher Woodruff
7646: Decomposing response errors in food consumption measurement: implications for survey design from a survey experiment in Tanzania Downloads
Jed Friedman, Kathleen Beegle, Joachim De Weerdt and John Gibson
7645: What type of finance matters for growth ? Bayesian model averaging evidence Downloads
Iftekhar Hasan, Roman Horvath and Jan Mares
7644: Assessing the impacts of Mais Educacao on educational outcomes: evidence between 2007 and 2011 Downloads
Rita Almeida, Antonio Bresolin, Bruna Pugialli Da Silva Borges, Karen Mendes and Naercio Menezes Filho
7643: Going beyond the first child: analysis of Russian mothers'desired and actual fertility Patterns Downloads
Victoria Levin, Elena Besedina and Tami Aritomi
7642: The cost of fear: the welfare effect of the risk of violence in northern Uganda Downloads
Marc Rockmore
7641: Is living in African cities expensive ? Downloads
Shohei Nakamura, Rawaa Harati, Somik V. Lall, Yuri M. Dikhanov, Nada Hamadeh, William Vigil Oliver, Marko Olavi Rissanen and Mizuki Yamanaka
7640: Organizing knowledge to compete: impacts of capacity building programs on firm organization Downloads
Marcio Cruz, Maurizio Bussolo and Leonardo Iacovone
7639: Managing sudden stops Downloads
Barry Eichengreen and Poonam Gupta
7638: Competition makes IT better: evidence on when firms use it more effectively Downloads
Leonardo Iacovone, Mariana De La Paz Pereira Lopez, Marc Tobias Schiffbauer, Leonardo Iacovone, Mariana De La Paz Pereira Lopez and Marc Tobias Schiffbauer
7637: Economic structural change as an option for mitigating the impacts of climate change Downloads
Alexander Golub and Michael Toman
7636: Opportunity versus necessity: understanding the heterogeneity of female micro-entrepreneurs Downloads
Gabriela Calderón, Leonardo Iacovone and Laura Juarez
7635: Disaster risk management and fiscal policy: narratives, tools, and evidence associated with assessing fiscal risk and building resilience Downloads
Reinhard Mechler, Junko Mochizuki and Hochrainer-Stigler,Stefan
7634: Capturing the co-benefits of disaster risk management on the private sector side Downloads
Adam Rose
7633: Co-benefits of disaster risk management Downloads
Francis Vorhies and Emily Wilkinson
7632: Higher losses and slower development in the absence of disaster risk management investments Downloads
Stephane Hallegatte, Mook Bangalore and Marie-Agnès Jouanjean
7631: Investing in disaster risk management in an uncertain climate Downloads
Thomas K.J. McDermott
7630: Unraveling a secret: Vietnam's outstanding performance on the PISA test Downloads
Suhas D. Parandekar and Elisabeth Sedmik
7629: ICT use, competitive pressures and firm performance in Mexico Downloads
Leonardo Iacovone, Mariana De La Paz Pereira Lopez and Marc Tobias Schiffbauer
7628: Global migration revisited: short-term pains, long-term gains, and the potential of south-south migration Downloads
Syud Ahmed, Delfin Go and Dirk Willenbockel
7627: Long-term impacts of an unanticipated risk event: the 2007/08 food price crisis and child growth in Indonesia Downloads
Futoshi Yamauchi and Donald Larson
7626: Looking back on two decades of poverty and well-being in India Downloads
Ambar Narayan and Rinku Murgai
7625: The use of detailed statistical data in customs reform: the case of Madagascar Downloads
Cyril Chalendard, Gaël Raballand and Antsa Rakotoarisoa
7624: School grants and education quality: experimental evidence from Senegal Downloads
Pedro Carneiro, Oswald Koussihouede, Nathalie Lahire, Costas Meghir and Corina Mommaerts
7623: Identifying the economic potential of Indian districts Downloads
Mark Roberts
7622: Absent laws and missing women: can domestic violence legislation reduce female mortality ? Downloads
Mohammad Amin, Asif Islam and Augusto Lopez Claros
7621: Measuring poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean: methodological considerations when estimating an empirical regional poverty line Downloads
R. Castañeda, Leonardo Gasparini, Santiago Garriga, Leonardo Ramiro Lucchetti and Daniel Valderrama Gonzalez
7620: The empirical landscape of trade policy Downloads
Chad P. Bown, Meredith A Crowley, Chad P. Bown and Meredith A Crowley
7619: Inventor diasporas and the internationalization of technology Downloads
Ernest Miguelez
7618: Impacts of sovereign rating on sub-sovereign bond ratings in emerging and developing economies Downloads
Sanket Mohapatra, Manabu Nose and Dilip Ratha
7617: Second-stage sampling for conflict areas: methods and implications Downloads
Kristen Himelein, Stephanie Eckman, Siobhan Murray and Johannes Bauer
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