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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 Suarez-Becerra, Pablo
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
Al-Batuly, Abdulmajeed, Al-Hawri, Mohamed, 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
5990: 'Green'growth,'green'jobs and labor markets Downloads
Alex Bowen
5989: Spillover effects of exchange rates: a study of the Renminbi Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo, Prachi Mishra and Arvind Subramanian
5988: Kenya's mobile revolution and the promise of mobile savings Downloads
Gabriel Demombynes and Aaron Thegeya
5987: Improving farmers'access to agricultural insurance in India Downloads
Daniel Clarke, Olivier Mahul and Niraj Verma
5986: Index based crop insurance product design and ratemaking: the case of modified NAIS in India Downloads
Daniel Clarke, Olivier Mahul and Niraj Verma
5985: Weather based crop insurance in India Downloads
Daniel Clarke, Olivier Mahul, Kolli Nageswara Rao and Niraj Verma
5984: Weathering a storm: survey-based perspectives on employment in China in the aftermath of the global financial crisis Downloads
John Giles, Albert Park, Fang Cai and Yang Du
5983: Can we trust shoestring evaluations ? Downloads
Martin Ravallion
5982: Fiscal multipliers over the growth cycle: evidence from Malaysia Downloads
Sohrab Rafiq and Albert Zeufack
5981: How does bank competition affect systemic stability ? Downloads
Deniz Anginer, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Min Zhu
5980: Financial literacy and the financial crisis Downloads
Leora Klapper, Annamaria Lusardi and Georgios Panos
5979: Geography and exporting behavior: evidence from India Downloads
Megha Mukim
5978: Using pooled information and bootstrap methods to assess debt sustainability in low income countries Downloads
Constantino Hevia
5977: Agriculture public spending and growth in Indonesia Downloads
Enrique Blanco Armas, Camilo Gomez Osorio, Moreno-Dodson, Blanca and Dwi Endah Abriningrum
5976: Food standards and exports: evidence from China Downloads
Axel Mangelsdorf, Alberto Portugal-Perez and John S. Wilson
5975: Financing businesses in Africa: the role of microfinance Downloads
Shilpa Aggarwal, Leora Klapper and Dorothe Singer
5974: Soil endowments, female labor force participation and the demographic deficit of women in India Downloads
Eliana Carranza
5973: Stimulating demand for AIDS prevention: lessons from the RESPECT trial Downloads
Damien de Walque, William Dow, Carol Medlin and Rose Nathan
5972: Islamic inheritance law, son preference and fertility behavior of Muslim couples in Indonesia Downloads
Eliana Carranza
5971: A tale of two species: revisiting the effect of registration reform on informal business owners in Mexico Downloads
Miriam Bruhn
5970: Regional integration and natural resources: who benefits ? evidence from MENA Downloads
Celine Carrere, Julien Gourdon and Marcelo Olarreaga
5969: Global survey of development banks Downloads
Jose de Luna-Martinez, and Carlos Leonardo Vicente
5968: Poor, or just feeling poor ? on using subjective data in measuring poverty Downloads
Martin Ravallion
5967: An economic integration zone for the East African Community: exploiting regional potential and addressing commitment challenges Downloads
Anton Dobronogov and Thomas Farole
5966: Mines, migration and HIV/AIDS in southern Africa Downloads
Lucia Corno and Damien de Walque
5965: Child labor, schooling, and child ability Downloads
Richard Akresh, Emilie Bagby, Damien de Walque and Harounan Kazianga
5964: Multidimensional poverty analysis: Looking for a middle ground Downloads
Francisco Ferreira and Maria Ana Lugo
5963: Uganda's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Rupa Ranganathan and Vivien Foster
5962: Tanzania's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Maria Shkaratan
5961: Emerging economies in the 2000s: real decoupling and financial recoupling Downloads
Eduardo Levy Yeyati and Tomas Williams
5960: Simulating the impact of the 2009 financial crisis on welfare in Latvia Downloads
Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad, Francisco Haimovich and Mehtabul Azam
5959: The impact of wealth on the amount and quality of child labor Downloads
Ximena Del Carpio and Norman Loayza
5958: Alternative cash transfer delivery mechanisms: impacts on routine preventative health clinic visits in Burkina Faso Downloads
Richard Akresh, Damien de Walque and Harounan Kazianga
5957: Anatomy of coping: evidence from people living through the crises of 2008-11 Downloads
Rasmus Heltberg, Naomi Hossain, Anna Reva and Carolyn Turk
5956: Fiscal implications of climate change Downloads
Benjamin Jones, Michael Keen and Jon Strand
5955: Allocative inefficiencies resulting from subsidies to agricultural electricity use: an illustrative model Downloads
Jon Strand
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