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8469: The road to recovery: the role of poverty in the exposure, vulnerability and resilience to floods in Accra Downloads
Alvina Elisabeth Erman, Elliot Gaston Motte, Radhika Goyal, Akosua Boahemaa Asare, Shinya Takamatsu, Xiaomeng Chen, Silvia Malgioglio, Alexander Skinner, Nobuo Yoshida and Stephane Hallegatte
8468: How much has Nepal lost in the last decade due to load shedding? an economic assessment using a CGE model Downloads
Govinda R. Timilsina, Prakash Sapkota and Jevgenijs Steinbuks
8467: Inequality and economic growth: the role of initial income Downloads
Markus Brueckner and Daniel Lederman
8466: Rural roads and local economic development Downloads
Samuel Edward Asher and Paul Novosad
8465: Anatomy of credit-less recoveries Downloads
Luis Corrado and Isolina Rossi
8464: Gendered language Downloads
Pamela Jakiela and Owen Ozier
8463: Sustainable development goal diagnostics: the case of the Arab Republic of Egypt Downloads
H. Amin-Salem, M.H. El-Maghrabi, Israel Osorio-Rodarte and Jos Verbeek
8462: Understanding forests'contribution to poverty alleviation: a framework for interventions in forested areas Downloads
Priya Shyamsundar, Sofia Elisabet Ahlroth, Patricia M. Kristjanson and Stefanie Onder
8461: Taking stock of economic regulation of power utilities in the developing world: a literature review Downloads
Martin Augusto Rodriguez Pardina and Julieta Schiro
8460: Taking stock of the impact of power utility reform in developing countries: a literature review Downloads
Robert W. Bacon
8459: Predicting individual wellbeing through test scores: evidence from a national assessment in Mexico Downloads
Rafael De Hoyos, Ricardo Estrada and Maria Jose Vargas
8458: Quantifying the impacts of capturing territory from the government in the Republic of Yemen Downloads
Sharad Tandon
8457: The burden of water shortages on informal firms Downloads
Asif Mohammed Islam
8456: The globalization of farmland: theory and empirical evidence Downloads
Rabah Arezki, Christian Bogmans and Harris Selod
8455: Social protection in Niger: what have shocks and time got to say ? Downloads
Francis Annan and Aly Sanoh
8454: What teachers believe: mental models about accountability, absenteeism, and student learning Downloads
Shwetlena Sabarwal and Malek Abu-Jawdeh
8453: Conflict and the nature of precautionary wealth Downloads
Leila Aghabarari, Ahmed Mohamed Tawfick Rostom and Rishabh Sinha
8452: Technology, taxation, and corruption: evidence from the introduction of electronic tax filing Downloads
Oyebola Motunrayo Okunogbe and Victor Pouliquen
8451: Shared prosperity: concepts, data, and some policy examples Downloads
Francisco Ferreira, Emanuela Galasso and Mario Negre
8450: Services development and comparative advantage in manufacturing Downloads
Xuepeng Liu, Aaditya Mattoo, Zhi Wang and Shang-Jin Wei
8449: Social accountability and service delivery: experimental evidence from Uganda Downloads
Nathan V. Fiala and Patrick Premand
8448: Using courts to realize education rights: reflections from India and Indonesia Downloads
Andrew Rosser and Anuradha Joshi
8446: How preferential is preferential trade ? Downloads
Alvaro Raul Espitia Rueda, Aaditya Mattoo, Mondher Mimouni, Xavier Pichot and Nadia Rocha
8445: The labor productivity gap between female and male-managed firms in the formal private sector Downloads
Asif Islam, Isis Gaddis, Amparo Palacios-Lopez and Mohammad Amin
8444: Overview and meta-analysis of global water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) impact evaluations Downloads
Luis Andres, Christian Borja-Vega, Crystal Fenwick, Jaime De Jesus Filho and Ronald Eduardo Gomez Suarez
8443: Investment under risks and uncertainty in Afghanistan Downloads
Subika Farazi, Ahmed Mohamed Tawfick Rostom and Rishabh Sinha
8442: Food insecurity and rising food prices: what do we learn from experiential measures ? Downloads
Dean Jolliffe, Ilana Julie Seff and Alejandro De La Fuente
8441: Welfare dynamics in Colombia: results from synthetic panels Downloads
Carlos Balcazar, Hai-Anh Dang, Eduardo Malasquez, Sergio Daniel Olivieri and Julieth Pico
8440: Better than most: teacher beliefs about effort and ability in Uganda Downloads
Shwetlena Sabarwal, Kanishka Kacker and James Paul Habyarimana
8439: Clientelism in the public sector: why public service reforms fail and what to do about it Downloads
Tessa Bold, Ezequiel Molina and Abla Safir
8438: Multidimensional connectivity: benefits, risks, and policy implications for Europe and Central Asia Downloads
David Michael Gould, Dror Yossef Kenett and Georgi Lyudmilov Panterov
8437: Using satellite imagery to revolutionize creation of tax maps and local revenue collection Downloads
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus W. Deininger and Michael-000475260 Wild
8436: Inflation, liquidity and innovation Downloads
Michael Evers, Stefan Niemann and Marc Tobias Schiffbauer
8435: Community-driven development: myths and realities Downloads
Susan Wong and Scott E. Guggenheim
8434: The impact of positive agricultural income shocks on rural Chinese households Downloads
Jessica Ellen Leight
8433: Gender gap in earnings in Vietnam: why do Vietnamese women work in lower paid occupations? Downloads
Iffat Ara Chowdhury, Hillary C. Johnson, Aneesh Mannava and Elizaveta Perova
8432: Inequality of opportunity in South Caucasus Downloads
Alan Fuchs Tarlovsky, Sailesh Tiwari and Akhmad Rizal Shidiq
8431: International data flows and privacy: the conflict and its resolution Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo and Joshua Paul Meltzer
8430: Household expenditure and poverty measures in 60 minutes: a new approach with results from Mogadishu Downloads
Utz Pape and Johan A. Mistiaen
8429: Who benefits from dual training systems ? evidence from the Philippines Downloads
Takiko Igarashi and Pablo Ariel Acosta
8428: Political connections and firms: network dimensions Downloads
Maurizio Bussolo, Simon John Commander and Stavros Poupakis
8427: A randomized evaluation of a low-cost and highly scripted teaching method to improve basic early grade reading skills in Papua New Guinea Downloads
Kevin Macdonald and Binh Thanh Vu
8426: Do demographics matter for African child poverty ? Downloads
Yele Batana and John Cockburn
8425: Infrastructure development in Sub-Saharan Africa: a scorecard Downloads
Cesar Calderon, Catalina Cantu and Punam Chuhan-Pole
8424: The use of financial incentives to prevent undesirable behaviors Downloads
Damien de Walque
8423: Trade linkages between the belt and road economies Downloads
Mauro Boffa
8422: One more time: what are institutions and how do they change? Downloads
Roumeen Islam
8421: School costs, short-run participation, and long-run outcomes: evidence from Kenya Downloads
David Evans and Irene Muthoni Ngatia
8420: Designing pension systems with coherent funded private pillars including issues for notional defined contribution schemes Downloads
William Joseph Price
8419: The 2014-16 oil price collapse in retrospect: sources and implications Downloads
Marc Stocker, John Baffes, Y. Modeste Some, Dana Lauren Vorisek and Collette Mari Wheeler
8418: Capital flow measures: structural or cyclical policy tools? Downloads
Poonam Gupta and Oliver Masetti
8417: Banking with agents: experimental evidence from Senegal Downloads
Sinja Buri, Robert Cull, Xavier Gine, Sven Harten and Soren Heitmann
8416: Impact of free trade agreement use on import prices Downloads
Kazunobu Hayakawa, Nuttawut Laksanapanyakul, Hiroshi Mukunoki and Shujiro Urata
8415: Jobs ! electricity shortages and unemployment in Africa Downloads
Justice Tei Mensah
8414: Estimating intergenerational mobility with incomplete data: coresidency and truncation bias in rank-based relative and absolute mobility measures Downloads
M. Shahe Emran and Forhad J. Shilpi
8413: Transport connectivity and health care access: evidence from Liberia Downloads
Atsushi Iimi and Kulwinder Singh Rao
8412: Efficiency, legitimacy and impacts of targeting methods: evidence from an experiment in Niger Downloads
Patrick Premand and Pascale Schnitzer
8411: Firm location, transport connectivity, and agglomeration economies: Evidence from Liberia Downloads
Atsushi Iimi and Kulwinder Singh Rao
8410: Place-based policies for development Downloads
Gilles Duranton and Anthony Venables
8409: The economics of the gender wage gap in Armenia Downloads
Lourdes Rodriguez Chamussy, Nistha Sinha and Andrea Atencio
8408: Electricity provision and tax mobilization in Africa Downloads
Moussa Blimpo, Justice Tei Mensah, Opalo,K. Ochieng? and Ruifan Shi
8407: Why are connection charges so high ? an analysis of the electricity sector in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Moussa Blimpo, Shaun McRae and Jevgenijs Steinbuks
8406: Sharing the benefits of innovation-digitization: a summary of market processes and policy suggestions Downloads
Roumeen Islam
8405: Capital inflows, equity issuance activity, and corporate investment Downloads
Charles W. Calomiris, Mauricio Larrain and Sergio Schmukler
8404: The effects of cash transfers on adult labor market outcomes Downloads
Sarah Jane Baird, David McKenzie and Berk Özler
8403: To impute or not to impute ? a review of alternative poverty estimation methods in the context of unavailable consumption data Downloads
Hai-Anh Dang
8402: Returns to investment in education: a decennial review of the global literature Downloads
George Psacharopoulos and Harry Patrinos
8401: Closer, but no cigar: intergenerational mobility across caste groups in India Downloads
Rishabh Sinha
8400: Determinants and dynamics of business aspirations: evidence from small-scale entrepreneurs in an emerging market Downloads
Patricio Dalton, Julius Rüschenpöhler and Bilal Zia
8399: Communism as the unhappy coming Downloads
Simeon Djankov and Elena Nikolova
8398: Interest rate caps: the theory and the practice Downloads
Aurora Ferrari, Oliver Masetti and Jiemin Ren
8397: Surviving firms of the Syrian Arab Republic: a rapid assessment Downloads
Kinley Clemens Salmon, Nabila Assaf and David C. Francis
8396: Understanding effective teaching practices in Chinese classrooms: evidence from a pilot study of primary and junior secondary schools in Guangdong, China Downloads
Andrew Moore Coflan, Andrew B. Ragatz, Amer Hasan and Yilin Pan
8395: Does workfare work well ? the case of the employment generation program for the poorest in Bangladesh Downloads
Yoonyoung Cho and Ummul Hasanath Ruthbah
8394: Lobbying for capital tax benefits and misallocation of resources during a credit crunch Downloads
Gabriel Roberto Zaourak
8393: The impact of interest rate caps on the financial sector: evidence from commercial banks in Kenya Downloads
Mehnaz S. Safavian and Bilal Zia
8392: Paris climate agreement and the global economy: winners and losers Downloads
Muthukumara S. Mani, Zekarias Hussein, Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan and Deepika Wadhwa
8391: Taxation and the shadow economy: how the tax system can stimulate and enforce the formalization of business activities Downloads
Rajul Awasthi and Michael Engelschalk
8390: Assessing fiscal space in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Cesar Calderon, Punam Chuhan-Pole and Yirbehogre Modeste Some
8389: Peacekeeping and development in fragile states: micro-level evidence from Liberia Downloads
Eric Mvukiyehe
8388: Why are so many water points in Nigeria non-functional?: an empirical analysis of contributing factors Downloads
Luis Andres, Gnanaraj Chellaraj, Basab Das Gupta, Jonathan Grabinsky and George Joseph
8387: Too small to be beautiful?: the farm size and productivity relationship in Bangladesh Downloads
Madhur Gautam and Mansur Ahmed
8386: What investors want: perceptions and experiences of multinational corporations in developing countries Downloads
Peter Kusek and Andrea Antonia Lim Silva
8385: Obstacles on the road to Palestinian economic growth Downloads
Roy van der Weide, Bob Rijkers, Brian Blankespoor and Alexei Sisulu Abrahams
8384: Public works programs and crime: evidence for El Salvador Downloads
Pablo Ariel Acosta and Emma Mercedes Monsalve Montiel
8383: Access to employment and property values in Mexico Downloads
Laura H. Atuesta, J. Eduardo Ibarra-Olivo, Nancy Lozano Gracia and Uwe Deichmann
8382: Fiscal incentives and firm performance: evidence from the Dominican Republic Downloads
Alessandra Amendola, Marinella Boccia, Gianluca Mele and Luca Sensini
8381: Unemployment and violent extremism: evidence from Daesh foreign recruits Downloads
Mohamed Abdel Jelil, Kartika Bhatia, Anne Brockmeyer, Quy-Toan Do and Clément Joubert
8380: Growth, safety nets and poverty: assessing progress in Ethiopia from 1996 to 2011 Downloads
Ruth Hill and Eyasu Tsehaye
8379: Reflections of employers'gender preferences in job ads in India: an analysis of online job portal data Downloads
Afra Rahman Chowdhury, Ana Carolina Areias, Saori Imaizumi, Shinsaku Nomura and Futoshi Yamauchi
8378: Asymmetric information on noncognitive skills in the Indian labor market: an experiment in online job portal Downloads
Futoshi Yamauchi, Shinsaku Nomura, Saori Imaizumi, Ana Carolina Areias and Afra Rahman Chowdhury
8377: General equilibrium effects of targeted cash transfers: nutrition impacts on non-beneficiary children Downloads
Deon Filmer, Jed Friedman, Eeshani Kandpal and Junko Onishi
8376: Risk preferences and the decision to flee conflict Downloads
Lidia Ceriani and Paolo Verme
8375: Safety nets and natural disaster mitigation: evidence from cyclone Phailin in Odisha Downloads
Paul J. Christian, Eeshani Kandpal, Nethra Palaniswamy and Vijayendra Rao
8374: Eyes in the sky, boots on the ground: assessing satellite- and ground-based approaches to crop yield measurement and analysis in Uganda Downloads
David B. Lobell, George Azzari, Burke Marshall, Sydney Gourlay, Zhenong Jin, Talip Kilic and Siobhan Murray
8373: Credit risk dynamics of infrastructure investment: considerations for financial regulators Downloads
Andreas Alexander Jobst
8372: The speed of justice Downloads
Florence Kondylis and Mattea Stein
8371: An evaluation of the contributing factors of water scheme failures in Nigeria Downloads
Luis Andres, Gnanaraj Chellaraj, Basab Das Gupta, Jonathan Grabinsky and George Joseph
8370: The distributional impact of the fiscal system in Albania Downloads
Maria Eugenia Davalos, Monica Robayo-Abril, Esmeralda Shehaj and Aida Gjika
8369: Long-run impacts of increasing tobacco taxes: evidence from South Africa Downloads
Alan Fuchs Tarlovsky, Giselle Del Carmen and Alfred Mukong
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