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6090: Who is deprived ? who feels deprived ? labor deprivation, youth and gender in Morocco Downloads
Umar Serajuddin and Paolo Verme
6089: Investing mineral wealth in development assets: Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone Downloads
Daniel Boakye, Sebastien Dessus, Yusuf Foday and Felix Oppong
6088: Financial inclusion in Africa: an overview Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Leora Klapper
6087: A multiple correspondence analysis approach to the measurement of multidimensional poverty in Morocco, 2001-2007 Downloads
Abdeljaouad Ezzrar and Paolo Verme
6086: Bank deleveraging: causes, channels, and consequences for emerging market and developing countries Downloads
Erik Feyen, Katie Kibuuka and Inci Ötker-Robe
6085: Does Africa need a rotten Kin Theorem ? experimental evidence from village economies Downloads
Pamela Jakiela and Owen Ozier
6084: Decomposing the increase in TIMSS Scores in Ghana: 2003-2007 Downloads
Christos Sakellariou
6083: Demand side instruments to reduce road transportation externalities in the greater Cairo metropolitan area Downloads
Ian Parry and Govinda Timilsina
6082: Does it pay to be a Cadre ? estimating the returns to being a local official in rural China Downloads
Jian Zhang, John Giles and Scott Rozelle
6081: Liberia: strategic policy options for medium term growth and development Downloads
Sebastien Dessus, Jariya Hoffman and Hans Lofgren
6080: Aligning climate change mitigation and agricultural policies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia Downloads
Donald Larson, Ariel Dinar and Brian Blankespoor
6079: The Jordan education initiative: a multi-stakeholder partnership model to support education reform Downloads
Haif Bannayan, Juliana Guaqueta, Osama Obeidat, Harry Patrinos and Emilio Porta
6078: Impacts of large-scale expansion of biofuels on global poverty and income distribution Downloads
Caesar B. Cororaton and Govinda Timilsina
6077: Estimating the causal effects of conflict on education in Côte d'Ivoire Downloads
Andrew L. Dabalen and Saumik Paul
6076: Patterns and correlates of intergenerational non-time transfers: evidence from CHARLS Downloads
Xiaoyan Lei, John Giles, Yuqing Hu, Albert Park, John Strauss and Yaohui Zhao
6075: General purpose central-provincial-local transfers (DAU) in Indonesia: from gap filling to ensuring fair access to essential public services for all Downloads
Anwar Shah, Riatu Qibthiyyah and Astrid Dita
6074: Is the baby to blame ? an inquiry into the consequences of early childbearing Downloads
João Pedro Azevedo, Luis Lopez-Calva and Elizaveta Perova
6073: The impact of financial literacy training for migrants Downloads
John Gibson, David McKenzie and Bilal Zia
6072: On the international transmission of shocks: micro-evidence from mutual fund portfolios Downloads
Claudio Raddatz and Sergio Schmukler
6071: Natural resources, weak states and civil war: can rents stabilize coup prone regimes ? Downloads
Cristina Bodea
6070: Reform of the international monetary system: a jagged history and uncertain prospects Downloads
Justin Lin, Shahrokh Fardoust and David Rosenblatt
6069: Financing infrastructure and monitoring fiscal risks at the subnational level Downloads
Lili Liu and Juan Pradelli
6068: Economy-wide implications of direct and indirect policy interventions in the water sector: lessons from recent work and future research needs Downloads
Ariel Dinar
6067: Green Growth: an exploratory review Downloads
Michael Toman
6066: Gender and rural non-farm entrepreneurship Downloads
Bob Rijkers and Rita Costa
6065: Long-term impacts of global food crisis on production decisions: evidence from farm investments in Indonesia Downloads
Manabu Nose and Futoshi Yamauchi
6064: Experiments in culture and corruption: a review Downloads
Sheheryar Banuri and Catherine Eckel
6063: Pharmaceutical patents and prices: a preliminary empirical assessment using data from India Downloads
Mark Duggan and Aparajita Goyal
6062: Together we stand ? agglomeration in Indian manufacturing Downloads
Ana Fernandes and Gunjan Sharma
6061: Female wages in the apparel industry post-MFA: the cases of Cambodia and Sri Lanka Downloads
Yevgeniya Savchenko and Gladys Lopez Acevedo
6060: The spatial development of India Downloads
Klaus Desmet, Ejaz Ghani, Stephen O'Connell and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
6059: Should Wall-Street be occupied ? an overlooked price externality of financial intermediation Downloads
Maya Eden
6058: A cost effective solution to reduce disaster losses in developing countries: hydro-meteorological services, early warning, and evacuation Downloads
Stephane Hallegatte
6057: What has driven the decline of infant mortality in Kenya ? Downloads
Gabriel Demombynes and Sofia Trommlerová
6056: Recent labor market performance in Vietnam through a gender lens Downloads
Gaelle Pierre
6055: Gender, geography and generations: intergenerational educational mobility in post-reform India Downloads
M. Shahe Emran and Forhad Shilpi
6054: Orderly sovereign debt restructuring: missing in action ! Downloads
Otaviano Canuto, Brian Pinto and Mona Prasad
6053: Transfers, diversification and household risk strategies: experimental evidence with lessons for climate change adaptation Downloads
Karen Macours, Patrick Premand and Renos Vakis
6052: How pro-poor and progressive is social spending in Zambia ? Downloads
Jose Cuesta, Pamela Kabaso and Pablo Suarez-Becerra
6051: The contribution of African women to economic growth and development: historical perspectives and policy implications -- Part I: the pre-colonial and colonial periods Downloads
Emmanuel Akyeampong and Hippolyte Fofack
6050: External finance and firm survival in the aftermath of the crisis: evidence from Eastern Europe and Central Asia Downloads
George Clarke, Robert Cull and Gregory Kisunko
6049: The political economy of the middle class in the Dominican Republic: individualization of public goods, lack of institutional trust and weak collective action Downloads
Miguel Eduardo Sánchez-Martín and Roby Senderowitsch
6048: Equality of opportunities and fiscal incidence in Cote d'Ivoire Downloads
Ana Abras, Jose Cuesta, Alejandro Hoyos Suarez and Ambar Narayan
6047: Modeling the roles of heterogeneity, substitution, and inventories in the assessment of natural disaster economic costs Downloads
Stephane Hallegatte
6046: How bribery distorts firm growth: differences by firm attributes Downloads
Murat Seker and Judy Yang
6045: Correcting real exchange rate misalignment: conceptual and practical issues Downloads
Maya Eden and Ha Nguyen
6044: Global fiscal adjustment and trade rebalancing Downloads
Warwick McKibbin, Andrew B Stoeckel and Yingying Lu
6043: Performance-related pay in the public sector: a review of theory and evidence Downloads
Zahid Hasnain, Nick Manning and Pierskalla Henryk
6042: Impact of social fund on the welfare of rural households: evidence from the Nepal poverty alleviation fund Downloads
Dilip Parajuli, Gayatri Acharya, Nazmul Chaudhury and Bishnu Bahadur Thapa
6041: Distortions in the international migrant labor market:evidence from Filipino migration and wage responses to destination country economic shocks Downloads
David McKenzie, Caroline Theoharides and Dean Yang
6040: Shifting patterns of economic growth and rethinking development Downloads
Justin Lin and David Rosenblatt
6039: Managing state debt and ensuring solvency: the Indian experience Downloads
C. Rangarajan and Abha Prasad
6038: Import protection, business cycles, and exchange rates: evidence from the great recession Downloads
Chad Bown and Meredith Crowley
6037: Identifying aid effectiveness challenges in fragile and conflict-affected states Downloads
Yoichiro Ishihara
6036: Financing of firms in developing countries: lessons from research Downloads
Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
6035: Workers'age and the impact of trade shocks Downloads
Erhan Artuc
6034: Do migrants really foster trade ? the trade-migration nexus, a panel approach 1960-2000 Downloads
Christopher Parsons
6033: World food prices and human development: Policy simulations for archetype low-income countries Downloads
Hans Lofgren
6032: Land fragmentation, cropland abandonment, and land market operation in Albania Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Sara Savastano and Calogero Carletto
6031: Food security and storage in the Middle East and North Africa Downloads
Donald Larson, Julian Lampietti, Christophe Gouel, Carlo Cafiero and John Roberts
6030: Funding vs. real economy shock: the impact of the 2007-2009 crisis on small firms'credit availability Downloads
Gunhild Berg and Karolin Kirschenmann
6029: Adapting road procurement to climate conditions Downloads
Atsushi Iimi and Radia Benamghar
6028: Optimizing the size of public road contracts Downloads
Atsushi Iimi and Radia Benamghar
6027: Participatory accountability and collective action: evidence from field experiments in Albanian schools Downloads
Abigail Barr, Truman Packard and Danila Serra
6026: Productivity and the welfare of nations Downloads
Susanto Basu, Luigi Pascali, Fabio Schiantarelli and Luis Servén
6025: Measuring financial inclusion: the Global Findex Database Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Leora Klapper
6024: Food security and wheat prices in Afghanistan: a distribution-sensitive analysis of household-level impacts Downloads
Anna D'Souza and Dean Jolliffe
6023: Impact of services liberalization on industry productivity, exports and development: six empirical studies in the transition countries Downloads
David Tarr
6022: Biotechnology innovation for inclusive growth: a study of Indian policies to foster accelerated technology adaptation for affordable development Downloads
K. Vijayaraghavan and Mark A. Dutz
6021: Why quality matters: rebuilding trustworthy local government in post-conflict Sierra Leone Downloads
Audrey Sacks and Marco Larizza
6020: Does a picture paint a thousand words ? evidence from a microcredit marketing experiment Downloads
Xavier Gine, Ghazala Mansuri and Mario Picon
6019: When do donors trust recipient country systems ? Downloads
Stephen Knack
6018: How vulnerable are Arab countries to global food price shocks ? Downloads
Elena Ianchovichina, Josef Loening and Christina Wood
6017: R&D and aggregate fluctuations Downloads
Erhan Artuc and Panayiotis Pourpourides
6016: Household coping and response to government stimulus in an economic crisis: evidence from Thailand Downloads
Shahidur Khandker, Gayatri B. Koolwal, Haughtonm Jonathan and Somchai Jitsuchon
6015: Do middle classes bring institutional reforms ? Downloads
Norman Loayza, Jamele Rigolini and Gonzalo Llorente
6014: The impact of demand on cargo dwell time in ports in SSA Downloads
Monica Beuran, Mohamed Hadi Mahihenni, Gaël Raballand and Salim Refas
6013: Achieving the MDGs in Yemen: an assessment Downloads
Abdulmajeed Al-Batuly, Mohamed Al-Hawri, Martín Cicowiez, Hans Lofgren and Mohammad Pournik
6012: Putting services and foreign direct investment with endogenous productivity effects in computable general equilibrium models Downloads
David Tarr
6011: Channels of transmission of the 2007/09 global crisis to international bank lending in developing countries Downloads
Jonathon Adams-Kane, Yueqing Jia and Jamus Lim
6010: Structural challenges for SOEs in Belarus: a case study of the machine building sector Downloads
Edgardo Favaro, Karlis Smits and Marina Bakanova
6009: How accurate are recall data ? evidence from coastal India Downloads
Francesca de Nicola and Xavier Gine
6008: Gender inequality in the labor market in Serbia Downloads
Anna Reva
6007: Trade causes growth in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Markus Brückner and Daniel Lederman
6006: Public services and expenditure need equalization: reflections on principles and worldwide comparative practices Downloads
Anwar Shah
6005: Firm growth and productivity in Belarus: new empirical evidence from the machine building industry Downloads
Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, Harald Oberhofer and Gallina A. Vincelette
6004: Autonomy with equity and accountability: toward a more transparent, objective, predictable and simpler (TOPS) system of central financing of provincial-local expenditures in Indonesia Downloads
Anwar Shah
6003: Does India's employment guarantee scheme guarantee employment ? Downloads
Puja Dutta, Rinku Murgai, Martin Ravallion and Dominique van de Walle
6002: Grant financing of metropolitan areas: a review of principles and worldwide practices Downloads
Anwar Shah
6001: The cross-country magnitude and determinants of collateral borrowing Downloads
Ha Nguyen and Rong Qian
6000: Leading Dragons phenomenon: new opportunities for catch-up in low-income countries Downloads
Vandana Chandra, Justin Lin and Yan Wang
5999: The law's majestic equality ? the distributive impact of litigating social and economic rights Downloads
Daniel M. Brinks and Varun Gauri
5998: Appraising the Thailand village fund Downloads
Jirawan Boonperm, Jonathan Haughton, Shahidur Khandker and Pungpond Rukumnuaykit
5997: Sexual behavior change intentions and actions in the context of a randomized trial of a conditional cash transfer for HIV prevention in Tanzania Downloads
Laura Packel, William Dow, Damien de Walque, Zachary Isdahl and Albert Majura
5996: Assessing economic and political impacts of Hydrological variability on treaties: case studies on the Zambezi and Mekong basins Downloads
Brian Blankespoor, Alan Basist, Ariel Dinar and Shlomi Dinar
5995: Subjective perceptions of the impact of the global economic crisis in Europe and Central Asia: the household perspective Downloads
Benu Bidani, Mame Fatou Diagne and Salman Zaidi
5994: Governance and public service delivery in Europe and Central Asia: unofficial payments, utilization and satisfaction Downloads
Mame Fatou Diagne, Dena Ringold and Salman Zaidi
5993: Why do some countries default more often than others ? the role of institutions Downloads
Rong Qian
5992: Impact of hospital provider payment reforms in Croatia Downloads
Martina Bogut, Luka Voncina and Ethan Yeh
5991: The demand for, and consequences of, formalization among informal firms in Sri Lanka Downloads
Suresh de Mel, David McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
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