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5548: Can we rely on cash transfers to protect dietary diversity during food crises ? estimates from Indonesia Downloads
Emmanuel Skoufias, Sailesh Tiwari and Hassan Zaman
5547: Signaling and technological marketing tools for exporters Downloads
Esteban Ferro
5546: Foreign aid and business bottlenecks: a study of aid effectiveness Downloads
Esteban Ferro and John S. Wilson
5545: Quantifying Carbon and distributional benefits of solar home system programs in Bangladesh Downloads
Limin Wang, Sushenjit Bandyopadhyay, Mac Cosgrove-Davies and Hussain Samad
5544: Challenges for youth employment in Pakistan: are they youth-specific ? Downloads
Xiaohui Hou
5543: Empowering women: the effect of women's decision-making power on reproductive health services uptake -- evidence from Pakistan Downloads
Xiaohui Hou and Ning Ma
5542: Self-regulation in securities markets Downloads
John Carson
5541: Development Economics and the International Development Association Downloads
Cevdet Denizer, Jean-Jacques Dethier and Alan Gelb
5540: Sunk costs, market contestability, and the size distribution of firms Downloads
Ioannis Kessides and Li Tang
5539: Toward a sustainable global energy supply infrastructure: net energy balance and density considerations Downloads
Ioannis Kessides and David C. Wade
5538: Small and medium enterprises: a cross-country analysis with a new data set Downloads
Oya Ardic, Nataliya Mylenko and Valentina Saltane
5537: Access to financial services and the financial inclusion agenda around the world: a cross-country analysis with a new data set Downloads
Oya Ardic, Maximilien Heimann and Nataliya Mylenko
5536: Consumer protection laws and regulations in deposit and loan services: a cross-country analysis with a new data set Downloads
Oya Ardic, Joyce A. Ibrahim and Nataliya Mylenko
5535: Are rural road investments alone sufficient to generate transport flows ? lessons from a randomized experiment in rural Malawi and policy implications Downloads
Gaël Raballand, Rebecca Thornton, Dean Yang, Jessica Goldberg, Niall Keleher and Annika Muller
5534: Determinants and dynamics of schooling and child labor in Bolivia Downloads
Francesco Grigoli and Giacomo Sbrana
5533: An empirical investigation of the nexus among money balances, commodity prices and consumer goods'prices Downloads
Francesco Grigoli
5532: Analyzing community responses to HIV and AIDS: operational framework and typology Downloads
Rosalia Rodriguez-Garcia, Rene Bonnel, N'Jie, N'Della, Jill Olivier, F. Brian Pascual and Quentin Wodon
5531: Crossing the threshold: an analysis of IBRD graduation policy Downloads
Jac Heckelman, Stephen Knack and F. Rogers
5530: Equity and public governance in health system reform: challenges and opportunities for China Downloads
Hana Brixi, Yan Mu, Beatrice Targa and David Hipgrave
5529: Saving and growth in Egypt Downloads
Constantino Hevia and Norman Loayza
5528: Do procurement rules impact infrastructure investment efficiency ? an empirical analysis of inversao das fases in Sao Paulo state Downloads
Luis Blancas, Laura Chioda, Tito Cordella, Alexandre Oliveira and Felix Vardy
5527: Shrinking classroom age variance raises student achievement: evidence from developing countries Downloads
Liang Wang
5526: History of events and life-satisfaction in transition countries Downloads
Andrew Dabalen and Saumik Paul
5525: Proposals for WTO reform: a synthesis and assessment Downloads
Bernard Hoekman
5524: Unexploited gains from international diversification: patterns of portfolio holdings around the world Downloads
Tatiana Didier, Roberto Rigobon and Sergio Schmukler
5523: Containing systemic risk: paradigm-based perspectives on regulatory reform Downloads
Augusto de la Torre and Alain Ize
5522: Food crisis, household welfare and HIV/AIDS treatment: evidence from Mozambique Downloads
Damien de Walque, Harounan Kazianga, A. Over and Julia Vaillant
5521: Youth employment transitions in Latin America Downloads
Wendy Cunningham and Javier Bustos Salvagno
5520: The impacts of metering and climate conditions on residential electricity demand: the case of Albania Downloads
Atsushi Iimi
5519: Macroeconomic and policy implications of population aging in Brazil Downloads
Ole Hagen Jorgensen
5518: Impact evaluation of school feeding programs in Lao PDR Downloads
Alison Buttenheim, Harold Alderman and Jed Friedman
5517: Services trade liberalization and regulatory reform: re-invigorating international cooperation Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Aaditya Mattoo
5516: Infrastructure investments under uncertainty with the possibility of retrofit: theory and simulations Downloads
Jon Strand, Sebastian Miller and Sauleh Siddiqui
5515: Do private inspection programs affect trade facilitation ? Downloads
Irina Velea, Olivier Cadot and John S. Wilson
5514: Challenges of the mandatory funded pension system in the Russian Federation Downloads
Heinz P. Rudolph and Peter Holtzer
5513: The impacts of biofuel targets on land-use change and food supply: a global CGE assessment Downloads
Govinda Timilsina, John Beghin, Dominique van der Mensbrugghe and Simon Mevel
5512: Forecasting migrant remittances during the global financial crisis Downloads
Sanket Mohapatra and Dilip Ratha
5511: Trade barrier volatility and domestic price stabilization: evidence from agriculture Downloads
Kym Anderson and Signe Nelgen
5510: Can China's rural elderly count on support from adult children ? implications of rural-to-urban migration Downloads
John Giles, Dewen Wang and Changbao Zhao
5509: Togo growth diagnostics Downloads
Susanna Lundstrom and Leonardo Garrido
5508: Is there a metropolitan bias ? the inverse relationship between poverty and city size in selected developing countries Downloads
Céline Ferré, Francisco Ferreira and Peter Lanjouw
5507: The economics of natural disasters: concepts and methods Downloads
Stephane Hallegatte and Valentin Przyluski
5506: Understanding the benefits of regional integration to trade: the application of a gravity model to the case of Central America Downloads
Darwin Marcelo, Jordan Z. Schwartz and Aiga Stokenberga
5505: Mortgage lending in Korea: an example of a countercyclical macroprudential approach Downloads
Soon-taek Chang
5504: Barriers to household risk management: evidence from India Downloads
Shawn Cole, Xavier Gine, Jeremy Tobacman, Petia Topalova, Robert Townsend and James Vickery
5503: Students and the market for schools in Haiti Downloads
Gabriel Demombynes, Peter Holland and Gianmarco León
5502: Corporate vulnerability and bank stability: evidence from Jordan Downloads
Inessa Love
5501: Methods of household consumption measurement through surveys: experimental results from Tanzania Downloads
Kathleen Beegle, Joachim De Weerdt, Jed Friedman and John Gibson
5500: How large is the government spending multiplier ? evidence from World Bank lending Downloads
Aart Kraay
5499: A framework for analyzing competition in the banking sector: an application to the case of Jordan Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria
5498: A flaw in the model... that defines how the world works Downloads
Volker Bieta, Hellmuth Milde and Nadine Weber
5497: Firms operating under infrastructure and credit constraints in developing countries: the case of power generators Downloads
Philippe Alby, Jean-Jacques Dethier and Stephane Straub
5496: How do women weather economic shocks ? a review of the evidence Downloads
Shwetlena Sabarwal, Nistha Sinha and Mayra Buvinic
5495: Why multi-stakeholder groups succeed and fail Downloads
Rory Truex and Tina Søreide
5494: The full economic cost of groundwater extraction Downloads
Jon Strand
5493: The impact of business environment reforms on new firm registration Downloads
Leora Klapper and Inessa Love
5492: On gender and growth: the role of intergenerational health externalities and women's occupational constraints Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor, Otaviano Canuto and Luiz Pereira da Silva
5491: Natural disasters and household welfare: evidence from Vietnam Downloads
Timothy Thomas, Luc Christiaensen, Quy-Toan Do and Le Dang Trung
5490: The role of trade costs in global production networks: evidence from China's processing trade regime Downloads
Alyson C. Ma and Ari Van Assche
5489: Public credit registries as a tool for bank regulation and supervision Downloads
Matias Gutierrez Girault and Jane Hwang
5488: The development impact of a best practice seasonal worker policy Downloads
John Gibson and David McKenzie
5487: Tajikistan: key priorities for climate change adaptation Downloads
Luca Barbone, Anna Reva and Salman Zaidi
5486: Antiretroviral therapy awareness and risky sexual behaviors: evidence from Mozambique Downloads
Damien de Walque, Harounan Kazianga and A. Over
5485: The binding constraint on firms'growth in developing countries Downloads
Hinh T. Dinh, Dimitris Mavridis and Hoa B. Nguyen
5484: Troubling tradeoffs in the Human Development Index Downloads
Martin Ravallion
5483: Did higher inequality impede growth in rural China ? Downloads
Dwayne Benjamin, Loren Brandt and John Giles
5482: Timeliness and contract enforceability in intermediate goods trade Downloads
Elisa Gamberoni, Rainer Lanz and Roberta Piermartini
5481: Regional trade policy options for Tanzania: the importance of services commitments Downloads
Jesper Jensen and David Tarr
5480: Diamonds are not forever: Botswana medium-term fiscal sustainability Downloads
Naoko C. Kojo
5479: On the road to prosperity ? The economic geography of China's national expressway network Downloads
Mark Roberts, Uwe Deichmann, Bernard Fingleton and Tuo Shi
5478: Can Africa replicate Asia's green revolution in rice ? Downloads
Donald Larson, Keijiro Otsuka, Kei Kajisa, Jonna Estudillo and Aliou Diagne
5477: When does rigorous impact evaluation make a difference ? the case of the millennium villages Downloads
Michael Clemens and Gabriel Demombynes
5476: An agenda for research on urbanization in developing countries: a summary of findings from a scoping exercise Downloads
Patricia Clarke Annez and Johannes F. Linn
5475: Working with the market: a new approach to reducing urban slums in India Downloads
Patricia Annez, Alain Bertaud, Bimal Patel and V. K. Phatak
5474: Financing Indian cities: opportunities and constraints in an Nth best world Downloads
Patricia Clarke Annez
5473: Bank capital: lessons from the financial crisis Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Enrica Detragiache and Ouarda Merrouche
5472: Measures of fixed capital in agriculture Downloads
Rita Butzer, Yair Mundlak and Donald Larson
5471: Protecting child nutritional status in the aftermath of a financial crisis: evidence from Indonesia Downloads
John Giles and Elan Satriawan
5470: Reform and backlash to reform: economic effects of ageing and retirement policy Downloads
Svend E. Hougaard Jensen and Ole Hagen Jorgensen
5469: Climate proofing infrastructure in Bangladesh: the incremental cost of limiting future inland monsoon flood damage Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Mainul Huq, Zahirul Huq Khan, Md. Sohel Masud, Manjur Murshed Zahid Ahmed, Nandan Mukherjee and Kiran Pandey
5468: Climate change, agriculture and poverty Downloads
Thomas Hertel and Stephanie Rosch
5467: Legislative malapportionment and institutional persistence Downloads
Miriam Bruhn, Francisco Gallego and Massimiliano Onorato
5466: Rising food prices and coping strategies: household-level evidence from Afghanistan Downloads
Anna D'Souza and Dean Jolliffe
5465: Short-run learning dynamics under a test-based accountability system: evidence from Pakistan Downloads
Felipe Barrera-Osorio and Dhushyanth Raju
5464: Accounting for heterogeneity in growth incidence in Cameroon Downloads
Essama-Nssah, , B., Leandre Bassol3 and Saumik Paul
5463: Energy poverty in rural and urban India: are the energy poor also income poor ? Downloads
Shahidur Khandker, Douglas F. Barnes and Hussain Samad
5462: The Chrysler effect: the impact of the Chrysler bailout on borrowing costs Downloads
Deniz Anginer and A. Joseph Warburton
5461: General equilibrium effects of land market restrictions on labor market: evidence from wages in Sri Lanka Downloads
M. Shahe Emran and Forhad Shilpi
5460: Are commodity prices more volatile now ? a long-run perspective Downloads
Oscar Calvo-Gonzalez, Rashmi Shankar and Riccardo Trezzi
5459: Microinsurance: a case study of the Indian rainfall index insurance market Downloads
Xavier Gine, Lev Menand, Robert Townsend and James Vickery
5458: Eliciting probabilistic expectations with visual aids in developing countries: how sensitive are answers to variations in elicitation design ? Downloads
Adeline Delavande, Xavier Gine and David McKenzie
5457: Decomposing the effects of CCTs on entrepreneurship Downloads
Guilherme Lichand
5456: The co-movement of asset returns and the micro-macro focus of prudential oversight Downloads
Giovanni Majnoni
5455: Dealing with politics for money and power in infrastructure Downloads
Daniel Benitez, Antonio Estache and Tina Søreide
5454: Beyond market access: the new normal of preferential trade agreements Downloads
Jean-Pierre Chauffour and Jean-Christophe Maur
5453: The great crisis and fiscal institutions in eastern and central Europe and central Asia Downloads
Luca Barbone, Roumeen Islam and Luis Alvaro Sanchez
5452: Comprehensive wealth, intangible capital, and development Downloads
Susana Ferreira and Kirk Hamilton
5451: Egypt beyond the crisis: medium-term challenges for sustained growth Downloads
Santiago Herrera, Hoda Youssef, Hoda Youssef and Chahir Zaki
5450: Subnational taxation in developing countries: a review of the literature Downloads
Richard Bird
5449: Banking sector competition in Russia Downloads
Diego Anzoategui, Maria Martinez Peria and Martin Melecký
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