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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
6853: Employer voices, employer demands, and implications for public skills development policy Downloads
Wendy Cunningham and Paula Villasenor
6852: Economic resilience: definition and measurement Downloads
Stephane Hallegatte
6851: Which World Bank reports are widely read ? Downloads
Doerte Doemeland and James Trevino
6850: Fiscal policy as an instrument of investment and growth Downloads
Kaushik Basu
6849: Is Uruguay more resilient this time? distributional impacts of a crisis similar to the 2001/02 Argentine crisis Downloads
Oscar Barriga Cabanillas, Maria Ana Lugo, Hannah Nielsen, Carlos Rodríguez-Castelán and Maria Pia Zanetti
6848: Cohort size and youth employment outcomes Downloads
David Newhouse and Claudia Wolff
6847: Risks and opportunities of participation in global value chains Downloads
Gary Gereffi and Xubei Luo
6846: What drives the volatility of firm level productivity in China ? Downloads
Xubei Luo and Nong Zhu
6845: Co-movement of major commodity price returns: time-series assessment Downloads
Francesca de Nicola, Pierangelo De Pace and Manuel Hernandez
6844: What drives the high price of road freight transport in Central America ? Downloads
Theresa Osborne, Maria Claudia Pachon and Gonzalo Enrique Araya
6843: Are there more female managers in the retail sector ? evidence from survey data in developing countries Downloads
Mohammad Amin and Asif Islam
6842: Growth, inequality, and social welfare: cross-country evidence Downloads
David Dollar, Tatjana Kleineberg and Aart Kraay
6841: Women's empowerment and socio-economic outcomes: impacts of the Andhra Pradesh rural poverty reduction program Downloads
G. Prennushi and A. Gupta
6840: Toward economic diversification in Trinidad and Tobago Downloads
Rohan Longmore, Pascal Jaupart and Marta Riveira Cazorla
6839: Why liquidity matters to the export decision of the firm Downloads
Rosanna Chan
6838: Learning from financial crises Downloads
Jamus Lim and Geoffrey Minne
6837: Can Latin America tap the globalization upside ? Downloads
Augusto de la Torre, Tatiana Didier and Magali Pinat
6836: Voter response to natural disaster aid: quasi-experimental evidence from drought relief payments in Mexico Downloads
Alan Fuchs and Lourdes Rodriguez-Chamussy
6835: Do poverty traps exist ? Downloads
Aart Kraay and David McKenzie
6834: Pathways to the middle class in Turkey: how have reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity helped? Downloads
João Pedro Azevedo and Aziz Atamanov
6833: Fragmentation, incomes, and jobs: an analysis of European competitiveness Downloads
Marcel Timmer, Bart Los, Robert Stehrer and Gaaitzen de Vries
6832: The impact of an adolescent girls employment program: the EPAG project in Liberia Downloads
Franck Adoho, Shubha Chakravarty, Korkoyah, Jr, Dala T., Mattias Lundberg and Afia Tasneem
6831: Post-harvest loss in Sub-Saharan Africa -- what do farmers say ? Downloads
Jonathan Kaminski and Luc Christiaensen
6830: Unconventional monetary policy normalization in high-income countries: implications for emerging market capital flows and crisis risks Downloads
Andrew Burns, Mizuho Kida, Jamus Lim, Sanket Mohapatra and Marc Stocker
6829: Incentive contracts for environmental services and their potential in REDD Downloads
Fortmannm Lea, Paula Cordero Salas, Brent Sohngen and Brian Roe
6828: Trust and identity in a small, post-socialist, post-crisis society Downloads
Christian Bjørnskov, Zeljko Bogetic, Arye Hillman and Milenko Popovic
6827: Private equity and venture capital in smes in developing countries: the role for technical assistance Downloads
Shanthi Divakaran, Patrick J. McGinnis and Masood Shariff
6826: Cash transfers and child labor Downloads
Jacobus de Hoop and Furio Rosati
6825: HIV testing, behavior change, and the transition to adulthood in Malawi Downloads
Kathleen Beegle, Michelle Poulin and Gil Shapira
6824: Designing experiments to measure spillover effects Downloads
Sarah Baird, Aislinn Bohren, Craig McIntosh and Berk Özler
6823: The heterogeneous effects of HIV testing Downloads
Sarah Baird, Erick Gong, Craig McIntosh and Berk Özler
6822: Convergence to the managerial frontier Downloads
William Maloney and Mauricio Sarrias
6821: Dynamic effects of microcredit in Bangladesh Downloads
Shahidur Khandker and Hussain Samad
6820: Tinker, taper, QE, bye ? the effect of quantitative easing on financial flows to developing countries Downloads
Jamus Lim, Sanket Mohapatra and Marc Stocker
6819: Labor market regulations: what do we know about their impacts in developing countries ? Downloads
Gordon Betcherman
6818: Growing through cities in developing countries Downloads
Gilles Duranton
6817: River salinity and climate change: evidence from coastal Bangladesh Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Farhana Akhter Kamal, Zahirul Huque Khan, Sharifuzzaman Choudhury and Ainun Nishat
6816: Estimating the economic opportunity cost of capital for public investment projects: an empirical analysis of the Mexican case Downloads
Andrea Coppola, Fernando Fernholz and Graham Glenday
6815: Implementation of REDD+ mechanisms in Tanzania Downloads
Paula Cordero Salas
6814: Engineers, Innovative Capacity and Development in the Americas Downloads
Felipe Valencia Caicedo and William Maloney
6813: Pension risk and risk-based supervision in defined contribution pension funds Downloads
Tony Randle and Heinz P. Rudolph
6812: Remittances and vulnerability in developing countries Downloads
Giulia Bettin, Andrea Presbitero and Nikola Spatafora
6811: Why don't poor countries do R&D ? Downloads
Edwin Goni and William Maloney
6810: All in the family: state capture in Tunisia Downloads
Caroline Freund, Antonio Nucifora and Bob Rijkers
6809: Explaining gender differentials in agricultural production in Nigeria Downloads
Gbemisola Oseni, Paul Corral Rodas, Markus Goldstein and Paul Winters
6808: Long-term mitigation strategies and marginal abatement cost curves: a case study on Brazil Downloads
Adrien Vogt-Schilb, Stephane Hallegatte and Christophe de Gouvello
6807: The impact of vocational training for the unemployed: experimental evidence from Turkey Downloads
Sarojini Hirshleifer, David McKenzie, Rita Almeida and Cristobal Ridao-Cano
6806: The nexus between gender, collective action for public goods, and agriculture: evidence from Malawi Downloads
Nancy McCarthy and Talip Kilic
6805: Fiscal challenges after the global financial crisis: a survey of key issues Downloads
Augusto Lopez-Claros
6804: Pathways from jobs to social cohesion Downloads
Frank-Borge Wietzke
6803: The effects of the intensity, timing, and persistence of personal history of mobility on support for redistribution Downloads
Andrew Dabalen, Rasyad Parinduri and Saumik Paul
6802: Why are adult women missing ? son preference and maternal survival in India Downloads
Annamaria Milazzo
6801: Re-re-reply to"the impact of microcredit on the poor in Bangladesh: revisiting the evidence" Downloads
Mark Pitt
6800: Governance of securities regulators: a framework Downloads
Richard Pratt and Alexander Berg
6799: The implementation of industrial parks: some lessons learned in India Downloads
Yannick Saleman and Luke Jordan
6798: What factors predict how public sector projects perform ? a review of the World Bank's public sector management portfolio Downloads
Jurgen Rene Blum
6797: Financial constraints, working capital and the dynamic behavior of the firm Downloads
Rosanna Chan
6796: Import dynamics and demands for protection Downloads
Russell Hillberry and Phillip McCalman
6795: Labor mobility, economic shocks, and jobless growth: evidence from panel data in Morocco Downloads
Paolo Verme, Abdoul Gadiry Barry, Jamal Guennouni and Mohamed Taamouti
6794: The impact of early childhood education on early achievement gaps: evidence from the Indonesia early childhood education and development (ECED) project Downloads
Haeil Jung and Amer Hasan
6793: Reserve requirements in the brave new macroprudential world Downloads
Tito Cordella, Pablo Federico, Carlos Vegh and Guillermo Vuletin
6792: Institutional quality mediates the effect of human capital on economic performance Downloads
Jonathon Adams-Kane and Jamus Lim
6791: Impact of intermittent screening and treatment for malaria among school children in Kenya: a cluster randomized trial Downloads
Katherine E. Halliday, George Okello, Elizabeth L. Turner, Kiambo Njagi, Carlos Mcharo, Juddy Kengo, Elizabeth Allen, Margaret M. Dubeck, Matthew C.H. Jukes and Simon J. Brooker
6790: Population pressures, migration, and the returns to human capital and land: insights from Indonesia Downloads
Yanyan Liu and Futoshi Yamauchi
6789: Wage growth, landholding, and mechanization in agriculture: evidence from Indonesia Downloads
Futoshi Yamauchi
6788: Customs, brokers, and informal sectors: a Cameroon case study Downloads
Thomas Cantens, Jonathan Kaminski, Jonathan Kaminski, Gaël Raballand and Tchouawou Tchapa
6787: Academic peer effects with different group assignment policies: residential tracking versus random assignment Downloads
Robert Garlick
6786: Mobile money services development: the cases of the Republic of Korea and Uganda Downloads
Eva Gutierrez and Tony Choi
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