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8495: The role of major emerging markets in global commodity demand Downloads
John Baffes, Alain Kabundi, Peter Stephen Oliver Nagle and Franziska Ohnsorge
8494: The devil is in the details: growth, polarization, and poverty reduction in Africa in the past two decades Downloads
Fabio Clementi, M. Fabiani and Vasco Molini
8493: Where is the carbon tax after thirty years of research ? Downloads
Govinda R. Timilsina
8492: The effect of immigration on natives'school achievement: does length of stay in the host country matter? Downloads
Laurent Bossavie
8491: Deep trade agreements and global value chains Downloads
Edith Laget, Alberto Osnago, Nadia Rocha and Michele Ruta
8490: Piloting the use of network analysis and decision-making under uncertainty in transport operations: preparation and appraisal of a rural roads project in Mozambique under changing flood risk and other deep uncertainties Downloads
Xavier Espinet Alegre, Julie Rozenberg, Kulwinder Singh Rao and Satoshi Ogita
8489: Improving mental well-being and productivity of small-medium entrepreneurs in fragile, conflict and violence affected areas: can cognitive behavioral therapy trainings help ? Downloads
Priyam Saraf, Tasmia Rahman, Miguel Angel Jimenez Gallardo, Julian C Jamison and Charles Lor
8488: Optimal locational choice for agrobusinesses in Madagascar: an application of spatial autoregressive Tobit regression Downloads
Atsushi Iimi
8487: Transport connectivity, Medical supplies, and people's health care access: evidence from Madagascar Downloads
Atsushi Iimi and Voahirana Hanitriniala Rajoela
8486: Crop production, transport infrastructure, and agrobusiness nexus: evidence from Madagascar Downloads
Atsushi Iimi, Liangzhi You and Wood-Sichra,Ulrike
8485: Integrating services in the economic fitness approach Downloads
Andrea Zaccaria, Saurabh Mishra, Masud Z. Cader and Luciano Pietronero
8484: Measuring and explaining patterns of Spatial Income Inequality from Outer Space: Evidence from Africa Downloads
Anthony Francis Mveyange
8483: Sowing the seeds for rural finance: the impact of support services for credit unions in Mexico Downloads
Miriam Bruhn, Rekha Reddy and Claudia Ruiz Ortega
8482: The informal city Downloads
Harris Selod and Lara Tobin
8481: Sustainable development goals diagnostics: an application of network theory and complexity measures to set country priorities Downloads
El-Maghrabi,M. H., Susanna Elisabeth Gable, Osorio-Rodarte,Israel and Jos Verbeek
8480: The long-run and gender-equalizing impacts of school access: evidence from the first Indochina war Downloads
Hai-Anh Dang, Trung Xuan Hoang and Ha Minh Nguyen
8479: Efficient financial allocation and productivity growth in Brazil Downloads
Pietro Calice, Eduardo Ribeiro and Steen Byskov
8478: Benchmarking costs of financial intermediation around the world Downloads
Pietro Calice and Nan Zhou
8477: Are driving forces of CO2 emissions different across countries?: insights from identity and econometric analyses Downloads
Kangyin Dong, Gal Hochman and Govinda R. Timilsina
8476: Incentivizing school attendance in the presence of parent-child information frictions Downloads
Damien de Walque and Christine Valente
8475: Services liberalization and GVC participation: new evidence for heterogeneous effects by income level and provisions Downloads
Woori Lee
8474: Automation and labor market outcomes: the pivotal role of high-quality education Downloads
Raja Bentaouet Kattan, Kevin Macdonald and Harry Patrinos
8473: Motivating bureaucrats through social recognition: evidence from simultaneous field experiments Downloads
Varun Gauri, Julian C Jamison, Nina Mazar, Owen Ozier, Shomikho Raha and Karima Saleh
8472: Small area estimation of poverty under structural change Downloads
Simon Lange, Utz Pape and Peter Putz
8471: Crony capitalism in Ukraine: relationship between political connectedness and firms'performance Downloads
Oleksii Balabushko, Oleksandra Betliy, Veronika Movchan, Ruslan Piontkivsky and Mykola Ryzhenkov
8470: Anatomy and impact of export promotion agencies Downloads
Marcio Cruz, Daniel Lederman and Laura De Castro Zoratto
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
Amin-Salem,H., El-Maghrabi,M.H., Osorio-Rodarte,Israel 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 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 Abu-Jawdeh,Malek
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 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, Palacios-Lopez,Amparo and Mohammad Amin
8444: Overview and meta-analysis of global water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) impact evaluations Downloads
Luis Andres, Borja-Vega,Christian, 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 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 Chuhan-Pole,Punam
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 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
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