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6383: Impact evaluation of free-of-charge CFL bulb distribution in Ethiopia Downloads
Peter Costolanski, Raihan Elahi, Atsushi Iimi and Rahul Kitchlu
6382: SME registration evidence from a randomized controlled trial in Bangladesh Downloads
Giacomo De Giorgi and Aminur Rahman
6381: Caught in a productivity trap: a distributional perspective on gender differences in Malawian agriculture Downloads
Talip Kilic, Amparo Palacios-Lopez and Markus Goldstein
6380: Social spending, taxes and income redistribution in Uruguay Downloads
Marisa Bucheli, Nora Lustig, Maximo Rossi and Florencia Amábile
6379: Credit rating agencies in emerging democracies: Guardians of fiscal discipline ? Downloads
Marek Hanusch and Paul Vaaler
6378: How different are safeguards from antidumping ? evidence from us trade policies toward steel Downloads
Chad Bown
6377: American politics, the presidency of the World Bank, and development policy Downloads
Kathryn C. Lavelle
6376: How fit are feed-in tariff policies ? evidence from the European wind market Downloads
Fan Zhang
6375: Demand growth versus market share gains: decomposing world manufacturing import growth Downloads
M. Ataman Aksoy and Francis Ng
6374: Urbanization and (in)formalization Downloads
Ejaz Ghani and Ravi Kanbur
6373: Weight calculations for panel surveys with sub-sampling and split-off tracking Downloads
Kristen Himelein
6372: What does variation in survey design reveal about the nature of measurement errors in household consumption ? Downloads
John Gibson, Kathleen Beegle, Joachim De Weerdt and Jed Friedman
6371: Violent conflict and gender inequality: an overview Downloads
Mayra Buvinic, Monica Das Gupta, Ursula Casabonne and Philip Verwimp
6370: Gender and agriculture: inefficiencies, segregation, and low productivity traps Downloads
Andre Croppenstedt, Markus Goldstein and Nina Rosas
6369: Does gender inequality hinder development and economic growth ? evidence and policy implications Downloads
Oriana Bandiera and Ashwini Natraj
6368: Using administrative data to evaluate municipal reforms: an evaluation of the impact of Minas Facil Expresso Downloads
Miriam Bruhn and David McKenzie
6367: The income lever and the allocation of aid Downloads
Lidia Ceriani and Paolo Verme
6366: Poverty, inequality, and the local natural resource curse Downloads
Norman Loayza, Alfredo Mier y Teran and Jamele Rigolini
6365: External shocks, fiscal policy and income distribution: alternative scenarios for Moldova Downloads
Jouko Kinnunen, Hans Lofgren, Victor Sulla and Dino Merotto
6364: Using provider performance incentives to increase HIV testing and counseling services in Rwanda Downloads
Damien de Walque, Paul Gertler, Sergio Bautista-Arredondo, Ada Kwan, Christel Vermeersch, Jean de Dieu Bizimana, Agnes Binagwaho and Jeanine Condo
6363: Does a wife's bargaining power provide more micronutrients to females: evidence from rural Bangladesh Downloads
Aminur Rahman
6362: Mass media and public policy: global evidence from agricultural policies Downloads
Alessandro Olper and Johan Swinnen
6361: The unfairness of (poverty) targets Downloads
Melanie Allwine, Jamele Rigolini and Luis Lopez-Calva
6360: Impact evaluation of a large-scale rural sanitation project in Indonesia Downloads
Lisa Cameron, Manisha Shah and Susan Olivia
6359: How reliable and consistent are subjective measures of welfare in Europe and Central Asia ? evidence from the second life in transition survey Downloads
Alexandru Cojocaru and Mame Fatou Diagne
6358: Equilibrium credit: the reference point for macroprudential supervisors Downloads
Daniel Buncic and Martin Melecký
6357: Preferential market access design: evidence and lessons from African apparel exports to the us and the EU Downloads
Jaime de Melo and Alberto Portugal-Perez
6356: Small states -- performance in public debt management Downloads
Abha Prasad, Malvina Pollock and Ying Li
6355: Vietnam's evolving poverty map: patterns and implications for policy Downloads
Peter Lanjouw, Marleen Marra and Cuong Nguyen
6354: Productivity, innovation and growth in Sri Lanka: an empirical investigation Downloads
Mark A. Dutz and O'Connell, Stephen D.
6353: Making performance budgeting reform work: a case study of Korea Downloads
Nowook Park and Jae-Young Choi
6352: Government connections and financial constraints: evidence from a large representative sample of Chinese firms Downloads
Robert Cull, Wei Li, Bo Sun and Lixin Xu
6351: How much international variation in child height can sanitation explain ? Downloads
Dean Spears
6350: Notes on financial system development and political intervention Downloads
Song. Fenghua and Anjan Thakor
6349: Service sector reform and manufacturing productivity: evidence from Indonesia Downloads
Victor Duggan, Sjamsu Rahardja and Gonzalo Varela
6348: Gender equality and economic growth in Brazil: a long-run analysis Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor and Otaviano Canuto
6347: Integrating gravity: the role of scale invariance in gravity models of spatial interactions and trade Downloads
Jean-François Arvis
6346: Is foreign aid fungible ? evidence from the education and health sectors Downloads
Nicolas Van de Sijpe
6345: Children's health opportunities and project evaluation: Mexico's Oportunidades program Downloads
Dirk Van de gaer, Joost Vandenbossche and Jose Luis Figueroa
6344: Decomposing the labor market earnings inequality: the public and private sectors in Vietnam, 1993-2006 Downloads
Clément Imbert
6343: How subjective beliefs about HIV infection affect life-cycle fertility: evidence from rural Malawi Downloads
Gil Shapira
6342: Achieving medium term expenditure framework reform: a case study of Korea Downloads
Jae-Young Choi and Nowook Park
6341: Determinants of export growth at the extensive and intensive margins: evidence from product and firm-level data for Pakistan Downloads
Jose Guilherme Reis and Daria Taglioni
6340: Cash transfers and child schooling: evidence from a randomized evaluation of the role of conditionality Downloads
Richard Akresh, Damien de Walque and Harounan Kazianga
6339: Buying votes vs. supplying public services: political incentives to under-invest in pro-poor policies Downloads
Stuti Khemani
6338: Does urbanization affect rural poverty ? evidence from Indian districts Downloads
Massimiliano Calì and Carlo Menon
6337: Intrahousehold bargaining and resource allocation in developing countries Downloads
Cheryl Doss
6336: Political reforms and public policy: evidence from agricultural and food policies Downloads
Alessandro Olper, Jan Fatkowski and Swinnenm Johan
6335: Structural change and cross-country growth empirics Downloads
Markus Eberhardt and Francis Teal
6334: Trends in developing country trade 1980-2010 Downloads
Constantine Michalopoulos and Francis Ng
6333: Does access to finance matter in microenterprise growth ? evidence from Bangladesh Downloads
Shahidur Khandker, Hussain Samad and Rubaba Ali
6332: Trade dimensions of logistics services: a proposal for trade agreements Downloads
Charles Kunaka, Monica Alina Mustra and Sebastian Saez
6331: How is the liberalization of food markets progressing ? market integration and transaction costs in subsistence economies Downloads
Wouter Zant
6330: Chinese trade reforms, market access and foreign competition: the patterns of French exporters Downloads
Maria Bas and Pamela Bombarda
6329: The impact of the global food crisis on self-assessed food security Downloads
Derek Headey
6328: Feeding five billion Asians: a socioeconomic perspective Downloads
Jose Cuesta
6327: Does trade reduce poverty ? a view from Africa Downloads
Maëlan Le Goff and Raju Singh
6326: Rural households in a changing climate Downloads
Javier Baez, Dorothy Kronick and Andrew D. Mason
6325: How long will it take to lift one billion people out of poverty ? Downloads
Martin Ravallion
6324: The impact of health insurance schemes for the informal sector in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review Downloads
Arnab Acharya, Sukumar Vellakkal, Taylor Fiona, Masset Edoardo, Ambika Satija, Margaret Burke and Shah Ebrahim
6323: The role of men in the economic and social development of women: implications for gender equality Downloads
Lidia Farre
6322: Trade policy flexibilities and Turkey: tariffs, antidumping, safeguards, and WTO dispute settlement Downloads
Chad Bown
6321: Challenges and opportunities of mobile phone-based data collection: evidence from South Sudan Downloads
Gabriel Demombynes, Paul Gubbins and Alessandro Romeo
6320: Highway to success in India: the impact of the golden quadrilateral project for the location and performance of manufacturing Downloads
Ejaz Ghani, Arti Grover and William Kerr
6319: Information and participation in social programs Downloads
David Coady, Cesar Martinelli and Susan Parker
6318: Water nationalization and service quality Downloads
Fernando Borraz, Nicolás González-Pampillón and Marcelo Olarreaga
6317: Wage effects of high-skilled migration: international evidence Downloads
Volker Grossmann and David Stadelmann
6316: Explaining Africa's (Dis)advantage Downloads
Ann Harrison, Justin Lin and Lixin Xu
6315: Emerging economies, trade policy, and macroeconomic shocks Downloads
Chad Bown and Meredith Crowley
6314: Macroeconomic shocks and banking sector developments in Egypt Downloads
Santiago Herrera and Hoda Youssef
6313: Antidumping, retaliation threats, and export prices Downloads
Veysel Avsar
6312: Leveraging land to enable urban transformation: lessons from global experience Downloads
Nancy Lozano-Gracia, Cheryl Young, Somik Lall and Tara Vishwanath
6311: Private Chinese investment in Africa: myths and realities Downloads
Xiaofang Shen
6310: Monetary policy and macroprudential regulation: whither emerging markets Downloads
Otaviano Canuto and Matheus Cavallari
6309: Trade costs in the developing world: 1995 - 2010 Downloads
Jean-François Arvis, Yann Duval, Ben Shepherd and Chorthip Utoktham
6308: Incentive audits: a new approach to financial regulation Downloads
Martin Cihak, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and R. Barry Johnston
6307: Political reservations and women's entrepreneurship in India Downloads
Ejaz Ghani, William Kerr and Stephen O'Connell
6306: Reinsurance as capital optimization tool under Solvency II Downloads
Eugene Gurenko and Alexander Itigin
6305: Small is beautiful, at least in high-income democracies: the distribution of policy-making responsibility, electoral accountability, and incentives for rent extraction Downloads
Alexander Hamilton
6304: Inequality of opportunity, income inequality and economic mobility: some international comparisons Downloads
Paolo Brunori, Francisco Ferreira and Vito Peragine
6303: Real-time macro monitoring and fiscal policy Downloads
Eduardo Ley and Florian Misch
6302: Brazilian exports: climbing down a competitiveness cliff Downloads
Otaviano Canuto, Matheus Cavallari and Jose Guilherme Reis
6301: Determinants of export survival in the Lao PDR Downloads
Liviu Stirbat, Richard Record and Konesawang Nghardsaysone
6300: Saving and growth in Sri Lanka Downloads
Constantino Hevia and Norman Loayza
6299: Insurance risk transfer and categorization of reinsurance contracts Downloads
Eugene Gurenko, Alexander Itigin and Renate Wiechert
6298: On the fungibility of spending and earnings -- evidence from rural China and Tanzania Downloads
Luc Christiaensen and Lei Pan
6297: Capacity constraints and public financial management in small Pacific Island countries Downloads
Tobias A. Haque, David S. Knight and Dinuk S. Jayasuriya
6296: Learning from the experiments that never happened: lessons from trying to conduct randomized evaluations of matching grant programs in Africa Downloads
Francisco Campos, Aidan Coville, Ana Fernandes, Markus Goldstein and David McKenzie
6295: Are the benefits of export support durable ? evidence from Tunisia Downloads
Olivier Cadot, Ana Fernandes, Julien Gourdon and Aaditya Mattoo
6294: Climate change policies and employment in Eastern Europe and Central Asia Downloads
Isil Oral, Indhira Santos and Fan Zhang
6293: Does sharecropping affect productivity and long-term investment ? evidence from West Bengal's tenancy reforms Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Songqing Jin and Vandana Yadav
6292: Rethinking the form and function of cities in post-Soviet countries Downloads
Souleymane Coulibaly
6291: Incomplete, slow, and asymmetric price transmission in ten product markets of Bolivia Downloads
Gonzalo Varela
6290: The foundations of financial inclusion: understanding ownership and use of formal accounts Downloads
Franklin Allen, Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Leora Klapper and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria
6289: How does deposit insurance affect bank risk ? evidence from the recent crisis Downloads
Deniz Anginer, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Min Zhu
6288: The evolution and impact of bank regulations Downloads
James Barth, Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine
6287: Split decisions: family finance when a policy discontinuity allocates overseas work Downloads
Michael Clemens and Erwin R. Tiongson
6286: Bank regulation and supervision around the world: a crisis update Downloads
Martin Cihak, Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria and Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou
6285: Entrepreneurship training and self-employment among university graduates: evidence from a randomized trial in Tunisia Downloads
Patrick Premand, Stefanie Brodmann, Rita Almeida, Rebekka Grun and Mahdi Barouni
6284: Foreign investment in local currency bonds -- considerations for emerging market public debt managers Downloads
Alex Sienaert
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