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6953: Parallel systems and human resource management in India's public health services: a view from the front lines Downloads
Gerard La Forgia, Shomikho Raha, Shabbeer Shaik, Sunil Kumar Maheshwari and Rabia Ali
6952: How should donors respond to resource windfalls in poor countries ? from aid to insurance Downloads
Anton Dobronogov, Alan Gelb and Fernando Brant Saldanha
6951: Climate change, industrial transformation, and"development traps" Downloads
Alexander Golub and Michael Toman
6950: New coincident and leading indicators for the Lebanese economy Downloads
Samer Matta
6949: Deals and delays: firm-level evidence on corruption and policy implementation times Downloads
Caroline Freund, Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Bob Rijkers
6948: Bank capital and systemic stability Downloads
Deniz Anginer and Asli Demirguc-Kunt
6947: Institutional arrangements for the promotion of regional integration of electricity markets: international experience Downloads
Musiliu O. Oseni and Michael Pollitt
6946: Bridging the gap: identifying what is holding self-employed women back in Ghana, Rwanda, Tanzania, the Republic of Congo, and Uganda Downloads
Emily Nix, Elisa Gamberoni and Rachel Heath
6945: Fiscal adjustment and income inequality: sub-national evidence from Brazil Downloads
João Pedro Azevedo, Antonio David, Fabiano Rodrigues Bastos and Emilio Pineda
6944: Welfare dynamics measurement: two definitions of a vulnerability line and their empirical application Downloads
Hai-Anh Dang and Peter Lanjouw
6943: Insurance and inclusive growth Downloads
Rodney Lester
6942: Does institutional finance matter for agriculture ? evidence using panel data from Uganda Downloads
Shahidur R. Khandker and Gayatri B. Koolwal
6941: Carbon price efficiency: lock-in and path dependence in urban forms and transport infrastructure Downloads
Paolo Avner, Jun Rentschler and Stephane Hallegatte
6940: Economics of transiting to renewable energy in Morocco: a general equilibrium analysis Downloads
Govinda Timilsina and Florian Landis
6939: Culture, politics, and development Downloads
Michael Woolcock
6938: Benchmarking public policy: methodological insights from measurement of school based management Downloads
Suhas D. Parandekar
6937: Open skies over the Middle East Downloads
Anca Cristea, Russell Hillberry and Aaditya Mattoo
6936: Does FDI bring good jobs to host countries ? Downloads
Beata Javorcik
6935: Income inequality and violent crime: evidence from Mexico's drug war Downloads
Ted Enamorado, Luis Lopez-Calva, Carlos Rodríguez-Castelán and Hernan Winkler
6934: Deposit insurance database Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Edward Kane and Luc Laeven
6933: Asymmetric punishment as an instrument of corruption control Downloads
Karna Basu, Kaushik Basu and Tito Cordella
6932: Radio's impact on preferences for patronage benefits Downloads
Philip Keefer and Stuti Khemani
6931: Does involvement of local NGOs enhance public service delivery ? cautionary evidence from a Malaria-prevention evaluation in India Downloads
Ashis Das, Jed Friedman and Eeshani Kandpal
6930: Comparative advantage, international trade, and fertility Downloads
Quy-Toan Do, Andrei Levchenko and Claudio Raddatz
6929: Assessing energy price induced improvements in efficiency of capital in OECD manufacturing industries Downloads
Jevgenijs Steinbuks and Karsten Neuhoff
6928: Confronting the food-energy-environment trilemma: global land use in the long run Downloads
Jevgenijs Steinbuks and Thomas Hertel
6927: Economic development and female labor participation in the Middle East and North Africa: a test of the u-shape hypothesis Downloads
Paolo Verme
6926: Who will feed China in the 21st century ? income growth and food demand and supply in China Downloads
Emiko Fukase and Will Martin
6925: 50 years of urbanization in Africa: examining the role of climate change Downloads
J. Vernon Henderson, Adam Storeygard and Uwe Deichmann
6924: World Bank lending and the quality of economic policy Downloads
Lodewijk Smets and Stephen Knack
6923: Poverty reduction and shared prosperity in Tajikistan: a diagnostic Downloads
João Pedro Azevedo, Aziz Atamanov and Alisher Rajabov
6922: Institutional investors and long-term investment: evidence from Chile Downloads
Luis Opazo, Claudio Raddatz and Sergio Schmukler
6921: The trade-reducing effects of restrictions on liner shipping Downloads
Fabien Bertho, Ingo Borchert and Aaditya Mattoo
6920: Why has energy efficiency not scaled-up in the industrial and commercial sectors in Ukraine ? an empirical analysis Downloads
Gal Hochman and Govinda Timilsina
6919: Regional diversity and inclusive growth in Indian cities Downloads
Ejaz Ghani, William Kerr and Ishani Tewari
6918: Institutions and firms'return to innovation: evidence from the world bank enterprise survey Downloads
Ha Nguyen and Patricio A. Jaramillo
6917: Do government private subsidies crowd out entrepreneurship ? Downloads
Asif Islam
6916: Climate change, conflict, and cooperation: global analysis of the resilience of international river treaties to increased water variability Downloads
Shlomi Dinar, David Katz, Lucia De Stefano and Brian Blankespoor
6915: Inequality of opportunity and economic growth: a cross-country analysis Downloads
Francisco Ferreira, Christoph Lakner, Maria Ana Lugo and Berk Özler
6914: Export destinations and input prices Downloads
Paulo Bastos, Joana Silva and Eric Verhoogen
6913: Trade and cities Downloads
Cem Karayalcin and Hakan Yilmazkuday
6912: The long-awaited rise of the middle class in Latin America is finally happening Downloads
Maurizio Bussolo, Maryla Maliszewska and Elie Murard
6911: Economic inequality in the Arab region Downloads
Nadia Belhaj Hassine
6910: Encouraging health insurance for the informal sector: a cluster randomized trial Downloads
Adam Wagstaff, Ha Thi Hong Nguyen, Huyen Dao and Sarah Balesd
6909: Hybrid survey to improve the reliability of poverty statistics in a cost-effective manner Downloads
Faizuddin Ahmed, Cheku Dorji, Shinya Takamatsu and Nobuo Yoshida
6908: The price of empowerment: experimental evidence on land titling in Tanzania Downloads
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Matthew Collin, Klaus Deininger, Stefan Dercon, Justin Sandefur and Andrew Zeitlin
6907: The end of seasonality ? new insights from Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Jonathan Kaminski, Luc Christiaensen and Christopher L. Gilbert
6906: Agreeing on robust decisions: new processes for decision making under deep uncertainty Downloads
Nidhi Kalra, Stephane Hallegatte, Robert Lempert, Casey Brown, Adrian Fozzard, Stuart Gill and Ankur Shah
6905: Cross-border mergers and acquisitions in services: the role of policy and industrial structure Downloads
Alessandro Barattieri, Ingo Borchert and Aaditya Mattoo
6904: Child labor and learning Downloads
Patrick M. Emerson, Vladimir Ponczek and André Souza
6903: Household cooking fuel choice and adoption of improved cookstoves in developing countries: a review Downloads
Sunil Malla and Govinda Timilsina
6902: Financial (dis-)information: evidence from an audit study in Mexico Downloads
Xavier Gine, Cristina Martinez Cuellar and Rafael Keenan Mazer
6901: Strengthening Malaria service delivery through supportive supervision and community mobilization in an endemic Indian setting: an evaluation of nested delivery models Downloads
Ashis Das, Jed Friedman, Eeshani Kandpal, Gnv Ramana, R K Das Gupta, Madan M Pradhan and Ramesh Govindaraj
6900: Immigrant versus natives ? displacement and job creation Downloads
Caglar Ozden, Mathis Christoph Wagner, Caglar Ozden and Mathis Christoph Wagner
6899: Private non-state sector engagement in the provision of educational services at the primary and secondary levels in South Asia: an analytical review of its role in school enrollment and student achievement Downloads
Mahesh Dahal and Quynh T. Nguyen
6898: What do we know about preferential trade agreements and temporary trade barriers ? Downloads
Chad Bown, Baybars Karacaovali and Patricia Tovar
6897: Private school participation in Pakistan Downloads
Dhushyanth Raju and Quynh T. Nguyen
6896: Directing remittances to education with soft and hard commitments: evidence from a lab-in-the-field experiment and new product take-up among Filipino migrants in Rome Downloads
Giuseppe De Arcangelis, Majlinda Joxhe, David McKenzie, Erwin Tiongson and Dean Yang
6895: Does access to information empower the poor ? evidence from the Dominican Republic Downloads
Emmanuel Skoufias, Renata Narita and Ambar Narayan
6894: Progress toward the health MDGs: are the poor being left behind ? Downloads
Adam Wagstaff, Caryn Bredenkamp and Leander R. Buisman
6893: Effects of interventions to raise voluntary enrollment in a social health insurance scheme: a cluster randomized trial Downloads
Joseph J. Capuno, Aleli D. Kraft, Stella Luz Quimbo, Carlos R. Tan and Adam Wagstaff
6892: The impact of a pay-for-performance scheme on prescription quality in rural China: an impact evaluation Downloads
Xiaojie Sun, Xiaoyun Liu, Qiang Sun, Winnie Yip, Adam Wagstaff and Qingyue Meng
6891: Episodes of unemployment reduction in rich, middle-income, and transition economies Downloads
Caroline Freund and Bob Rijkers
6890: Ecosystems -- burden or bounty ? Downloads
Richard Damania, Pasquale Scandizzo and A.j Glauber
6889: Updating the poverty estimates in Serbia in the absence of micro data: a microsimulation approach Downloads
Alexandru Cojocaru and Sergio Olivieri
6888: Informal economy and the World Bank Downloads
Kathleen Beegle, Nancy Claire Benjamin, Francesca Recanatini and Massimiliano Santini
6887: Mauritania: counting on natural wealth for a sustainable future Downloads
Gianluca Mele
6886: Cash transfers and temptation goods: a review of global evidence Downloads
David Evans and Anna Popova
6885: Proving incentives for long-term investment by pension funds -- the use of outcome-based benchmarks Downloads
Fiona Stewart
6884: Rewarding provider performance to enable a healthy start to life: evidence from Argentina's Plan Nacer Downloads
Paul Gertler, Paula Giovagnoli and Sebastian Martinez
6883: What a difference a state makes: health reform in Andhra Pradesh Downloads
Sofi Bergkvist, Adam Wagstaff, Anuradha Katyal, Prabal V. Singh, Amit Samarth and Mala Rao
6882: Infrastructure: doing more with less Downloads
Jonathan Woetzel and Herbert Pohl
6881: Are cities the new growth escalator ? Downloads
Enrico Moretti
6880: Entrepreneurship, public policy, and cities Downloads
Josh Lerner
6879: The great migration: urban aspirations Downloads
Michael Keith
6878: Sustainable and smart cities Downloads
Matthew Kahn
6877: Urbanization and the geography of development Downloads
J. Vernon Henderson
6876: Housing matters Downloads
Sonia Hammam
6875: Overview -- the urban imperative: toward shared prosperity Downloads
Edward Glaeser and Abha Joshi-Ghani
6874: Urbanization as opportunity Downloads
Brandon Fuller and Paul Romer
6873: Urban transport: can public-private partnerships work ? Downloads
Eduardo Engel and Alexander Galetovic Potsch
6872: Analyzing urban systems: have megacities become too large ? Downloads
Klaus Desmet and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
6871: Housing and urbanization in Africa: unleashing a formal market process Downloads
Paul Collier and Anthony Venables
6870: Converting land into affordable housing floor space Downloads
Alain Bertaud
6869: Son preference, fertility and family structure: evidence from reproductive behavior among Nigerian women Downloads
Annamaria Milazzo
6868: Revenue potential, tax space, and tax gap: a comparative analysis Downloads
Munawer Sultan Khwaja and Indira Iyer
6867: Beyond the income effect: impacts of conditional cash transfer programs on private investments in human capital Downloads
Marcio Cruz and Zacharias Ziegelhöfer
6866: International asset allocations and capital flows: the benchmark effect Downloads
Claudio Raddatz, Sergio Schmukler and Tomas Williams
6865: The effect of aid on growth: evidence from a quasi-experiment Downloads
Sebastian Galiani, Stephen Knack, Lixin Xu and Ben Zou
6864: Income and energy consumption in Mexican households Downloads
Eduardo Rodriguez-Oreggia and Rigoberto Ariel Yepez-Garcia
6863: A global assessment of human capital mobility: the role of non-OECD destinations Downloads
Artucm Erhan, Frédéric Docquier, Caglar Ozden and Christopher Parsons
6862: Sub-Saharan Africa's recent growth spurt: an analysis of the sources of growth Downloads
Yoonyoung Cho and Bienvenue N. Tien
6861: CATA meets IMPOV: a unified approach to measuring financial protection in health Downloads
Adam Wagstaff and Patrick Eozenou
6860: Too small to regulate Downloads
Kaushik Basu and Avinash Dixit
6859: Transition to clean capital, irreversible investment and stranded assets Downloads
Julie Rozenberg, Adrien Vogt-Schilb and Stephane Hallegatte
6858: The price is not always right: on the impacts of (commodity) prices on households (and countries) Downloads
Daniel Lederman and Guido Porto
6857: Technical measures to trade in Central America: incidence, price effects, and consumer welfare Downloads
Sinead Patricia Kelleher and José-Daniel Reyes
6856: Why don't remittances appear to affect growth ? Downloads
Michael Clemens and David McKenzie
6855: Accelerating poverty reduction in a less poor world: the roles of growth and inequality Downloads
Pedro Olinto, Gabriel Lara Ibarra and Jaime Saavedra-Chanduvi
6854: Gender and public goods provision in Tamil Nadu's village governments Downloads
Kiran Gajwani and Xiaobo Zhang
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