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8104: But ? what is the poverty rate today? testing poverty nowcasting methods in Latin America and the Caribbean Downloads
German Daniel Caruso, Leonardo Ramiro Lucchetti, Eduardo Malasquez, Thiago Scot and R. Castañeda
8103: Scaling up distributed solar in emerging markets: the case of the Arab Republic of Egypt Downloads
Dalia Abdelhamid Mahmoud Sakr, Joern Torsten Huenteler, Tyeler Marissa Matsuo and Ashish Khanna
8102: Heterogeneous effects of rural electrification: evidence from Bangladesh Downloads
Hussain A. Samad and Fan Zhang
8101: Bureaucratic blockages: water, civil servants, and community in Tanzania Downloads
Juli Bailey
8100: Should emerging markets worry about U.S. monetary policy announcements ? Downloads
Poonam Gupta, Oliver Masetti and David Rosenblatt
8099: Multidimensional poverty in the Philippines, 2004-13: do choices for weighting, identification and aggregation matter ? Downloads
Gaurav Datt
8098: Do individual investors ignore transaction costs ? Downloads
Deniz Anginer, Snow Xue Han and Celim Yildizhan
8097: Prices, Engel curves, and time-space deflation: impacts on poverty and inequality in Vietnam Downloads
John Gibson, Trinh Le and Bonggeun Kim
8096: Rural non-farm employment and household welfare: evidence from Malawi Downloads
Guigonan Serge Adjognon, Saweda Lenis Liverpool-Tasie, Alejandro De La Fuente and Rui Benfica
8095: Soft skills for hard constraints: evidence from high-achieving female farmers Downloads
Joao Montalvao, Michael Dr. Frese, Markus Goldstein and Talip Kilic
8094: Cities, slums, and early child growth: empirical evidence from Bangladesh Downloads
Dhushyanth Raju, Kyoung Yang Kim, Quynh T. Nguyen and Ramesh Govindaraj
8093: How important are spillovers from major emerging markets ? Downloads
Raju Huidrom, Ayhan Kose and Franziska Ohnsorge
8092: Job fairs: matching firms and workers in a field experiment in Ethiopia Downloads
Girum Abebe, Stefano Caria, Marcel Fafchamps, Paolo Falco, Simon Franklin, Simon Redmond Quinn and Forhad J. Shilpi
8091: Financial globalization and market volatility: an empirical appraisal Downloads
Tito Cordella and Anderson Ospino Rojas
8090: On-the-job training: returns, barriers to provision, and policy implications Downloads
Priyam Saraf
8089: Spatial autocorrelation panel regression: agricultural production and transport connectivity Downloads
Atsushi Iimi, Liangzhi You, Ulrike Wood-Sichra, Atsushi Iimi, Liangzhi You and Ulrike Wood-Sichra
8088: Port rail connectivity and agricultural production: evidence from a large sample of farmers in Ethiopia Downloads
Atsushi Iimi, Haileyesus Adamtei, James Markland and Eyasu Tsehaye
8087: Beyond dualism: agricultural productivity, small towns, and structural change in Bangladesh Downloads
M. Shahe Emran, Forhad J. Shilpi, M. Shahe Emran and Forhad J. Shilpi
8086: Full-time teachers, students, and curriculum: the single-shift model in Rio de Janeiro Downloads
Tassia De Souza Cruz, Andre Loureiro and Eduardo Sa
8085: The labor market effects of financial crises: the role of temporary contracts in central and western Europe Downloads
Siddharth Sharma and Hernan Winkler
8084: Colombo: exposure, vulnerability, and ability to respond to floods Downloads
Archana Mahesh Patankar
8083: Information technology and provision of national identification cards by the Bolivian police: evidence from two randomized natural field experiments Downloads
Alberto Chong, Carlos Machicado Salas and Monica Yanez Pagans
8082: Credit composition, output composition, and external balances Downloads
Roumeen Islam
8081: A review of the anthropological literature on the civil service Downloads
Colin Brewster Hoag and Matthew Hull
8080: How do women fare in rural non-farm economy ? Downloads
Habtamu Neda Fuje
8079: In the mind, the household, or the market ? concepts and measurement of women's economic empowerment Downloads
Louise Fox and Carolina Romero
8078: Deterring kickbacks and encouraging entry in public procurement markets: evidence from firm surveys in 88 developing countries Downloads
Stephen Knack, Nataliya Biletska and Kanishka Kacker
8077: Does energy efficiency promote economic growth?: evidence from a multi-country and multi-sector panel data set Downloads
Ashish Rajbhandari and Fan Zhang
8076: Energy prices and international trade: incorporating input-output linkages Downloads
H. Ron Chan, Edward John Matlock Manderson and Fan Zhang
8075: Predicting conflict Downloads
Bledi Celiku and Aart Kraay
8074: Is consanguinity an impediment to improving human development outcomes ? Downloads
Cem Mete, Laurent Bossavie, John Giles and Harold Alderman
8073: Societal poverty: a relative and relevant measure Downloads
Dean Jolliffe and Espen Beer Prydz
8072: Perceptions of distributive justice in Latin America during a period of falling inequality Downloads
German Jeremias Reyes and Leonardo Carlos Gasparini
8069: Where to create jobs to reduce poverty: cities or towns ? Downloads
Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt, Ravi Kanbur, Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt and Ravi Kanbur
8068: The rise of the middle class and economic growth in ASEAN Downloads
Markus Brueckner, Era Dabla-Norris, Mark Gradstein and Daniel Lederman
8067: Elections and embezzlement: experimental evidence from Burkina Faso Downloads
Malte Lierl
8066: Why do some oil-rich countries perform better than others ? Downloads
Farrukh Iqbal and Youssouf Kiendrebeogo
8065: Crossovers: female entrepreneurs who enter male sectors -- evidence from Ethiopia Downloads
Salman Alibhai, Niklas Buehren, Sreelakshmi Papineni and Rachael Susan Pierotti
8064: Status goods: experimental evidence from platinum credit cards Downloads
Leonardo A. Bursztyn, Bruno Ferman, Stefano Fiorin, Martin Kanz, Gautam Rao, Leonardo A. Bursztyn, Bruno Ferman, Stefano Fiorin, Martin Kanz and Gautam Rao
8063: Effect of stress on later-life health: evidence from the Vietnam war draft Downloads
John Cawley, Damien de Walque and Daniel Grossman
8062: The entry of randomized assignment into the social sciences Downloads
Julian C Jamison
8061: To sew or not to sew ? assessing the welfare effects of the garment industry in Cambodia Downloads
Carolina Mejia-Mantilla and Martha Tesfaye Woldemichae
8060: The effects of in-kind demand-side conditional transfers for improving uptake of maternal and child health services in Rwanda Downloads
Gil Shapira, Ina Kalisa, Jeanine Condo, James Humuza, Cathy Mugeni and Jeanette Walldorf
8059: Effects of performance incentives for community health worker cooperatives in Rwanda Downloads
Gil Shapira, Ina Kalisa, Jeanine Condo, James Humuza, Cathy Mugeni, Denis Nkunda and Jeanette Walldorf
8058: Compensation, diversity and inclusion at the World Bank Group Downloads
Jishnu Das, Clément Joubert and Sander Florian Tordoir
8057: Collecting the dirt on soils: advancements in plot-level soil testing and implications for agricultural statistics Downloads
Calogero Carletto, Ermias Aynekulu, Sydney Gourlay and Keith Shepherd
8056: Industrial policy, information, and government capacity Downloads
William Maloney and Gaurav Nayyar
8055: Documenting Myanmar's social transformation: insights from six rounds of research on livelihoods and social change in rural communities Downloads
Samuel James Pursch, Andrea Fitri Woodhouse, Michael Woolcock and Matthew Pierre Zurstrassen
8054: Do countries learn from experience in infrastructure PPP ? PPP practice and contract cancellation Downloads
Darwin Marcelo Gordillo, Ruth Schuyler House, Xavier Cledan Mandri-Perrott and Jordan Z. Schwartz
8053: The influence of non-cognitive skills on wages within and between firms: evidence from Bangladesh's formal sector Downloads
Shinsaku Nomura and Samik Adhikari
8052: Industrial policies vs public goods under asymmetric information Downloads
Constantino Hevia, Norman Loayza and Claudia Maria Meza Cuadra Balcazar
8051: Who serves the poor ? surveying civil servants in the developing world Downloads
Daniel Rogger
8050: The misallocation of pay and productivity in the public sector: evidence from the labor market for teachers Downloads
Natalie Bau and Jishnu Das
8049: Child undernutrition in Pakistan: what do we know ? Downloads
Dhushyanth Raju, Ritika Dsouza, Dhushyanth Raju and Ritika Dsouza
8048: Does oil revenue crowd out other tax revenues ? policy lessons for Uganda Downloads
Vincent De Paul Tsoungui Belinga, Maximillien Kaffo Melou and Jean-Pascal Nganou
8047: Does the World Bank foster business ? Downloads
Raffaela Giordano and Patrizio Pagano
8046: What to do when foreign direct investment is not direct or foreign: FDI round tripping Downloads
Dilek Aykut, Apurva Sanghi and Gina Kosmidou
8045: Do private water utility operators care about regulatory agencies in developing countries ? Downloads
Salvador Bertomeu Sanchez, Daniel Camos and Antonio Estache
8044: Underreporting of gender-based violence in Kerala, India: an application of the list randomization method Downloads
George Joseph, Syed Usman Javaid, Luis Alberto Andres, Gnanaraj Chellaraj, Jennifer Solotaroff and Sebastian Irudaya Rajan
8043: Stronger together: intra-household cooperation and household welfare in Malawi Downloads
Nancy Mccarthy and Talip Kilic
8042: Economywide and sectoral impacts on workers of Brazil?s internet rollout Downloads
Mark Andrew Dutz, Lucas Ferreira Mation, O'Connell,Stephen and Robert D. Willig
8041: Structural change, fundamentals, and growth: a framework and case studies Downloads
Margaret Mc Millan, Dani Rodrik and Claudia Paz Sepulveda
8040: Financial inclusion and inclusive growth: a review of recent empirical evidence Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Leora Klapper and Dorothe Singer
8039: On the frontlines of scaling-up: a qualitative analysis of implementation challenges in a CDD project in rural India Downloads
Shruti Majumdar, Vijayendra Rao and Paromita Sanyal
8038: The economics of forced displacement: an introduction Downloads
Paolo Verme
8037: How much labor do South African exports contain ? Downloads
Massimiliano Calì and Claire Honore Hollweg
8036: They got mad skills: the effects of training on youth employability and resilience to the Ebola shock Downloads
Nina Rosas Raffo, Maria Cecilia Acevedo and Samantha Zaldivar Chimal
8035: Consumption smoothing and shock persistence: optimal simple fiscal rules for commodity exporters Downloads
Arthur Galego Mendes and Steven Michael Pennings
8034: Migration and cross-border financial flows Downloads
Maurice Kugler, Oren Levintal and Hillel Rapoport
8033: Is Poverty in Africa mostly chronic or transient ? evidence from synthetic panel data Downloads
Hai-Anh H. Dang, Andrew L. Dabalen, Hai-Anh H. Dang and Andrew L. Dabalen
8032: Can public works programs reduce youth crime ? evidence from Papua New Guinea's urban youth employment project Downloads
Oleksiy Ivaschenko, Darian Naidoo, David Newhouse and Sonya M. Sultan
8031: Leveraging the potential of the services sector to support accelerated growth in Senegal Downloads
Matthias Cinyabuguma, Djibril Ndoye and Olumide Olusola Taiwo
8030: Implications of minimum wage increases on labor market dynamics lessons for emerging economies Downloads
Ximena Del Carpio and Laura M. Pabon
8029: Arithmetics and politics of domestic resource mobilization Downloads
Kimberly Blair Bolch, Lidia Ceriani and Luis Lopez-Calva
8028: Re-evaluating microfinance: evidence from propensity score matching Downloads
Inna Cintina and Inessa Love
8027: Heterogeneous technology diffusion and Ricardian trade patterns Downloads
William Kerr
8026: The contribution of increased equity to the estimated social benefits from a transfer program: an illustration from PROGRESA/oportunidades Downloads
Harold Alderman, Jere Behrman and Afia Tasneem
8025: Sustainability of demand responsive approaches to rural water supply: the case of Kerala Downloads
Luis Alberto Andres, Saubhik Deb, Martin P. Gambrill, Elisa Giannone, George Joseph, Pramod Kannath, Manish Kumar, P.K. Kurian, Rajesh Many and Abdu Muwonge
8024: Precarious drop: reassessing patterns of female labor force participation in India Downloads
Luis Alberto Andres, Basab Dasgupta, George Joseph, Vinoj Abraham and Maria C. Correia
8023: Entry and exit, multi-product firms, and allocative distortions Downloads
Roberto Fattal Jaef
8022: Neighborhood effects in integrated social policies Downloads
Matteo Bobba and Jeremie D. Gignoux
8021: Relief from usury: impact of a community-based microcredit program in rural India Downloads
Vivian Hoffmann, Vijayendra Rao, Vaishnavi Surendra and Upamanyu Datta
8020: Savings, financial development, and economic growth in the Arab Republic of Egypt revisited Downloads
Khaled Hussein, Mahmoud Mohieldin and Ahmed Mohamed Tawfick Rostom
8019: Urbanization and development: is Latin America and the Caribbean different from the rest of the world? Downloads
Mark Roberts, Brian Blankespoor, Chandan Deuskar and Benjamin P. Stewart
8018: Ageing poorly?: accounting for the decline in earnings inequality in Brazil, 1995-2012 Downloads
Francisco Ferreira, Sergio Firpo and Julian Messina
8017: Gender-neutral inheritance laws, family structure, and women's status in India Downloads
Sulagna Mookerjee
8016: The distributive impact of terms of trade shocks Downloads
Maurizio Bussolo and Patrizia Luongo
8015: An employment guarantee as risk insurance ? assessing the effects of the NREGS on agricultural production decisions Downloads
Esther Gehrke
8014: Can parental migration reduce petty corruption in education ? Downloads
Lisa Sofie Hockel, Manuel Santos Silva and Tobias Stohr
8013: Improving the resilience of Peru's road network to climate events Downloads
Julie Rozenberg, Cecilia M. Briceno-Garmendia, Xijie Lu, Laura Bonzanigo and Harry Edmund Moroz
8012: Leaving, staying, or coming back ? migration decisions during the northern Mali conflict Downloads
Johannes G. Hoogeveen, Mariacristina Rossi and Dario Sansone
8011: How effective are active labor market policies in developing countries ? a critical review of recent evidence Downloads
David McKenzie
8010: Brexit: trade governance and legal implications for third countries Downloads
Martin Molinuevo
8009: All these worlds are yours, except India: the effectiveness of export subsidies in Nepal Downloads
Fabrice Defever, José-Daniel Reyes, Alejandro Riano and Gonzalo Varela
8008: Challenges in assessing the costs of household cooking energy in lower-income countries Downloads
Michael Toman and Randall Bluffstone
8007: Economic upgrading through global value chain participation: which policies increase the value added gains ? Downloads
Victor Kummritz, Daria Taglioni, Deborah Elisabeth Winkler, Victor Kummritz, Daria Taglioni and Deborah Elisabeth Winkler
8006: Assessing the role of international organizations in the development of the social enterprise sector Downloads
Angela Hoyos and Diego Angel-Urdinola
8005: Trade policy and redistribution when preferences are non-homothetic Downloads
Quy-Toan Do and Andrei Levchenko
8004: The motherhood penalty and female employment in urban India Downloads
Maitreyi B Das and Ieva Zumbyte
8003: Is there enough redistribution ? Downloads
Maya Eden
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