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8253: Moving teachers to Malawi's remote communities: a data-driven approach to teacher deployment Downloads
Salman Asim, Joseph P. G. Chimombo, Dmitry Chugunov and Ravinder Madron Casley Gera
8252: Microfinance and economic development Downloads
Robert Cull and Jonathan Morduch
8251: Mangroves as protection from storm surges in Bangladesh Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Md. Saiful Islam, Mainul Huq, Zahirul Huque Khan and Md. Raqubul Hasib
8250: Gender and property rights in Sub-Saharan Africa: a review of constraints and effective interventions Downloads
Michael O'Sullivan
8249: Glass barriers: constraints to women's small-scale cross-border trade in Cambodia and Lao PDR Downloads
Marlon Armand Remy Seror, Richard Record and Julian Latimer Clarke
8248: Polarization, foreign military intervention, and civil conflict Downloads
Suleiman Abu Bader and Elena Ianchovichina
8247: Putting your money where your mouth is: geographic targeting of World Bank projects to the bottom 40 percent Downloads
Hannes Ohler, Mario Negre, Lodewijk Smets, Renzo Massari and Zeljko Bogetic
8246: The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Zambia Downloads
Alejandro De La Fuente, Manuel Rosales and Jon Robbert Jellema
8245: Gender and youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa: a review of constraints and effective interventions Downloads
Shubha Chakravarty, Smita Das and Julia Vaillant
8244: Internal borders and migration in India Downloads
Zovanga Louis Kone, Maggie Y. Liu, Aaditya Mattoo, Caglar Ozden, Siddharth Sharma, Zovanga Louis Kone, Maggie Y. Liu, Aaditya Mattoo, Caglar Ozden and Siddharth Sharma
8243: FDI spillovers and high-growth firms in developing countries Downloads
José-Daniel Reyes
8242: Women's entrepreneurship: how to measure the gap between new female and male entrepreneurs? Downloads
Frederic Meunier, Yulia Krylova and Rita Ramalho
8241: SME finance Downloads
Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
8240: Korea's growth experience and long-term growth model Downloads
Hyeok Jeong
8239: Gender and enterprise development in Sub-Saharan Africa: a review of constraints and effective interventions Downloads
Francisco Campos and Marine Gassier
8238: Learning the impact of financial education when take-up is low Downloads
Gabriel Lara Ibarra, David McKenzie and Claudia Ruiz Ortega
8237: Financial development, growth, and crisis: is there a trade-off ? Downloads
Norman Loayza, Amine Ouazad and Romain Ranciere
8236: Small firm death in developing countries Downloads
David J. Mckenzie, Anna Luisa Paffhausen, David J. Mckenzie and Anna Luisa Paffhausen
8235: Charting the diffusion of power sector reforms across the developing world Downloads
Vivien Foster, Samantha Helen Witte, Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee, Alejandro Vega Moreno, Vivien Foster, Samantha Helen Witte, Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee and Alejandro Vega Moreno
8234: Public procurement regulation and road quality Downloads
Simeon Djankov, Tania Ghossein, Asif Islam and Federica Saliola
8233: Labor adjustment costs across sectors and regions Downloads
Marcio Cruz, Emmanuel Milet and Marcelo Olarreaga
8232: The impact of large-scale migration on poverty, expenditures, and labor market outcomes in Nepal Downloads
Maheshwor Shrestha
8231: How much oil is the Islamic state group producing ? evidence from remote sensing Downloads
Quy-Toan Do, Jacob N. Shapiro, Christopher D. Elvidge, Mohamed Abdel Jelil, Daniel P. Ahn, Kimberly Baugh, Hansen-Lewis,Jamie Nicole and Mikhail Zhizhin
8230: Marital trajectories and women's well-being in Senegal Downloads
Sylvie Lambert, Dominique van de Walle and Paola Villar
8229: What are the effects of expanding a social pension program on extreme poverty and labor supply ? evidence from Mexico's pension program for the elderly Downloads
Clemente Avila Parra and David Ricardo Escamilla Guerrero
8228: Productivity and health: alternative productivity estimates using physical activity Downloads
Oladele B Akogun, Andrew S. Dillon, Jed Friedman, Ashesh Prasann, Pieter Maria Serneels, Oladele B Akogun, Andrew S. Dillon, Jed Friedman, Ashesh Prasann and Pieter Maria Serneels
8227: Regressive or progressive ? the effect of tobacco taxes in Ukraine Downloads
Alan Fuchs Tarlovsky and Francisco Jalles Meneses
8226: Roads and the geography of economic activities in Mexico Downloads
Brian Blankespoor, Theophile Bougna, Rafael Garduño Rivera and Harris Selod
8225: Prospects of estimating poverty with phone surveys: experimental results from Serbia Downloads
Vladan Boznic, Roy Shuji Katayama, Rodrigo Munoz, Shinya Takamatsu and Nobuo Yoshida
8224: Political economy of reform Downloads
Stuti Khemani
8223: Introducing a performance-based school grant in Jakarta: what do we know about its impact after two years ? Downloads
Al-Samarrai,Samer, Unika Shrestha, Amer Hasan, Nozomi Nakajima, Santoso Santoso and Wisnu Harto Adi Wijoyo
8222: Corporate debt maturity in developing countries: sources of long- and short-termism Downloads
Juan Jose Cortina Lorente, Tatiana Didier Brandao, Sergio L. Schmukler, Juan Jose Cortina Lorente, Tatiana Didier Brandao and Sergio L. Schmukler
8221: Labor policy and digital technology use: indicative evidence from cross-country correlations Downloads
Truman G. Packard and Claudio Montenegro
8220: Who escaped poverty and who was left behind ? a non-parametric approach to explore welfare dynamics using cross-sections Downloads
Leonardo Ramiro Lucchetti and Leonardo Ramiro Lucchetti
8219: Revisiting the national innovation system in developing countries Downloads
William F. Maloney
8218: Product and factor market distortions: the case of the manufacturing sector in Morocco Downloads
Jean-Pierre Christophe Chauffour and Jose Luis Diaz Sanchez
8217: The socioeconomics of fish consumption and child health in Bangladesh Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Mohammed Golam Mustafa, Tapas Paul, David Wheeler, Susmita Dasgupta, Mohammed Golam Mustafa, Tapas Paul and David Wheeler
8216: Fiscal incidence in Belarus: a commitment to equity analysis Downloads
Kateryna Bornukova, Gleb Shymanovich and Alexander Chubrik
8215: Technological change and the labor market in Argentina and Uruguay: a task content analysis Downloads
Ignacio Apella and Gonzalo Zunino
8214: Economic growth in guinea and how to accelerate it Downloads
Abdoul Ganiou Mijiyawa
8213: Demand and supply curves in political markets: understanding the problem of public goods and why governments fail them Downloads
Stuti Khemani
8212: Municipal pooled financing of infrastructure in the United States: experience and lessons Downloads
Lili Liu, Michael A. De Angelis and Sally M. Torbert
8211: Firm-level decomposition of energy consumption in Turkish manufacturing industry Downloads
Sebnem Sahin
8210: Information disclosure and demand elasticity of financial products: evidence from a multi-country study Downloads
Xavier Gine, Cristina Martínez Cuellar, Rafael Keenan Mazer, Xavier Gine, Cristina Martínez Cuellar and Rafael Keenan Mazer
8209: Oil discovery and macroeconomic management: the recent Ghanaian experience Downloads
Mahamudu Bawumia and Havard Halland
8208: An evaluation of border management reforms in a technical agency Downloads
Ana Fernandes, Russell Hillberry and Alejandra Mendoza Alcantara
8207: Measuring the effectiveness of service delivery: delivery of government provided goods and services in India Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Leora Klapper and Neeraj Prasad
8206: Trade creation and trade diversion in deep agreements Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo, Alen Mulabdic, Michele Ruta, Aaditya Mattoo, Alen Mulabdic and Michele Ruta
8205: Making it easier to apply for a bank account: a study of the Indian market Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Leora Klapper, Saniya Ansar and Aditya Jagati
8204: How does port efficiency affect maritime transport costs and trade ? evidence from Indian and western Pacific Ocean countries Downloads
Matias Herrera Dappe, Charl Jooste and Ancor Suarez Aleman
8203: The distributional impact of taxes and social spending in Croatia Downloads
Gabriela Inchauste and Ivica Rubil
8202: Unequal laws and the disempowerment of women in the labor market: evidence from firm-level data Downloads
Asif Islam, Silvia Muzi and Mohammad Amin
8201: Output- and performance-based road contracts and agricultural production: evidence from Zambia Downloads
Atsushi Iimi and Ben Gericke
8200: Assessing effects of large-scale land transfers: challenges and opportunities in Malawi's estate sector Downloads
Klaus W. Deininger and Fang Xia
8199: Regulatory constraints to agricultural productivity Downloads
Raian Divanbeigi and Federica Saliola
8198: Which emerging markets and developing economies face corporate balance sheet vulnerabilities ?: a novel monitoring framework Downloads
Erik H.B. Feyen, Norbert Matthias Fiess, Igor Esteban Zuccardi Huertas and Lara Alice Victoria Lambert
8197: Flies without borders: lessons from Chennai on improving India's municipal public health services Downloads
Monica Das Gupta, Rajib Dasgupta, P. Kugananthan, Vijayendra Rao, Trikkur V. Somanathan and K.N. Tewari
8196: Export quality in advanced and developing economies: evidence from a new data set Downloads
Christian Henn, Chris Papageorgiou, Jose Romero and Nikola L. Spatafora
8195: Short-term impact of Brexit on the United Kingdom's export of goods Downloads
Hiau Looi Kee, Alessandro Nicita, Hiau Looi Kee and Alessandro Nicita
8194: Financial globalization: a glass half empty ? Downloads
Sergio Schmukler and Facundo Abraham
8193: Why secondary towns can be important for poverty reduction -- a migrant's perspective Downloads
Bert Lodewijk M Ingelaere, Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt, Ravi Kanbur, Bert Lodewijk M Ingelaere, Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt and Ravi Kanbur
8192: Could the debate be over ? errors in farmer-reported production and their implications for the inverse scale-productivity relationship in Uganda Downloads
Sydney Gourlay, Talip Kilic and David Lobell
8191: Optimal targeting under budget constraints in a humanitarian context Downloads
Chiara Gigliarano and Paolo Verme
8190: Preferential trade agreements and global value chains: theory, evidence, and open questions Downloads
Michele Ruta
8189: Shelter from the storm ? household-level impacts of, and responses to, the 2015 floods in Malawi Downloads
Nancy Mccarthy, Talip Kilic, Alejandro De La Fuente and Josh Brubaker
8188: Natural disaster damage indices based on remotely sensed data: an application to Indonesia Downloads
Emmanuel Skoufias, Eric Strobl and Thomas Tveit
8187: The impact of digital technologies on routine tasks: do labor policies matter? Downloads
Rita Almeida, Carlos H. L. Corseuil and Jennifer Poole
8186: Moving out and up: panel data evidence on migration and poverty in Uganda Downloads
Edouard Romeo Mensah and Michael O'Sullivan
8185: A bit far ? geography, international economic agreements, and foreign direct investment: evidence from emerging markets Downloads
Laura Gomez-Mera and Gonzalo Varela
8184: When is the government transfer multiplier large ? Downloads
Eric Giambattista and Steven Michael Pennings
8183: Investigating the transmission channels behind Dutch disease effects: lessons from Mongolia using a CGE model Downloads
Tehmina Shaukat Khan and Jan Gottschalk
8182: Child schooling and child work in the presence of a partial education subsidy Downloads
Jacobus Joost De Hoop, Jed Friedman, Eeshani Kandpal and Furio Rosati
8181: Bridging the intention-behavior gap ? the effect of plan-making prompts on job search and employment Downloads
Simon Martin Abel, Rulof Petrus Burger, Eliana Carranza and Patrizio Piraino
8180: Labor market discrimination and sorting: evidence from South Africa Downloads
Abel Simon Martin
8179: The many faces of deprivation: a multidimensional approach to poverty in Armenia Downloads
Diana Martirosova, Osman Kaan Inan, Moritz Meyer and Nistha Sinha
8178: Politics, public works and poverty: evidence from the Bangladesh employment generation programme for the poorest Downloads
Iffath Anwar Sharif and Ummul Hasanath Ruthbah
8177: Delivering education to the underserved through a public-private partnership program in Pakistan Downloads
Felipe Barrera-Osorio, David S. Blakeslee, Matthew Hoover, Leigh Linden, Dhushyanth Raju and Stephen P. Ryan
8176: Will elders provide for their grandchildren ?: unconditional cash transfers and educational expenditures in Bolivia Downloads
Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza, Alberto Chong, Fernando Rios-Avila and Monica Yanez Pagans
8175: Longevity and lifetime education: global evidence from 919 surveys Downloads
Mohammad Mainul Hoque, Elizabeth King, Claudio Montenegro and Peter Orazem
8174: Modal choice between rail and road transportation: evidence from Tanzania Downloads
Atsushi Iimi, Richard Martin Humphreys, Yonas Eliesikia Mchomvu, Atsushi Iimi, Richard Martin Humphreys and Yonas Eliesikia Mchomvu
8173: Rail transport and firm productivity: evidence from Tanzania Downloads
Atsushi Iimi, Richard Martin Humphreys, Yonas Eliesikia Mchomvu, Atsushi Iimi, Richard Martin Humphreys and Yonas Eliesikia Mchomvu
8172: Does arsenic-contaminated drinking water limit early childhood development in Bangladesh ? Downloads
Sabrina Sharmin Haque, George Joseph and Nazia Sultana Moqueet
8171: Revisiting the effect of food aid on conflict: a methodological caution Downloads
Paul J. Christian and Christopher Barrett
8170: Welfare-consistent global poverty measures Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Shaohua Chen
8169: The impact of strengthening agricultural extension services: evidence from Ethiopia Downloads
Niklas Buehren, Markus Goldstein, Ezequiel Molina and Julia Vaillant
8168: The nature of trade and growth linkages Downloads
Tatiana Didier Brandao and Magali Pinat
8167: Tracing back the weather origins of human welfare: evidence from Mozambique Downloads
Javier Eduardo Baez Ramirez, German Daniel Caruso and Chiyu Niu
8166: Buses, houses or cash ? socio-economic, spatial and environmental consequences of reforming public transport subsidies in Buenos Aires Downloads
Paolo Avner, Shomik Raj Mehndiratta, Vincent Viguie and Stephane Hallegatte
8165: Assessing forecast uncertainty: an information Bayesian approach Downloads
Fabian Mendez Ramos
8164: The poverty implications of alternative tax reforms: results from a numerical application to Pakistan Downloads
Andrew Feltenstein, Mejia-Mantilla,Carolina, David Newhouse and Gohar Sedrakyan
8163: Peer effects in the demand for property rights: experimental evidence from urban Tanzania Downloads
Matthew Collin
8162: Looking into the performance-based financing black box: evidence from an impact evaluation in the health sector in Cameroon Downloads
Damien de Walque, Paul Jacob Robyn, Hamadou Saidou, Gaston Sorgho and Maria Ward Steenland
8161: Does financial education impact financial literacy and financial behavior, and if so, when ? Downloads
Tim Kaiser and Lukas Menkhoff
8160: Online exports and the wage gap Downloads
Marcio Cruz, Emmanuel Milet and Marcelo Olarreaga
8159: Understanding the interactions between emissions trading systems and renewable energy standards using a multi-regional CGE model of China Downloads
Ying Fan, Jie Wu, Govinda R. Timilsina and Yan Xia
8158: Reducing traffic congestion in Beirut: an empirical analysis of selected policy options Downloads
Alex Anas, Sayan De Sarkar, Maya Abou Zeid, Govinda R. Timilsina and Ziad Salim El Nakat
8157: A cross-country database of fiscal space Downloads
Ayhan Kose, Sergio Andres Kurlat, Franziska Ohnsorge and Naotaka Sugawara
8156: Through the looking glass: can classroom observation and coaching improve teacher performance in Brazil ? Downloads
Barbara Bruns, Leandro Oliveira Costa and Nina Menezes Cunha
8155: Can business input improve the effectiveness of worker training? evidence from Brazil's Pronatec-MDIC Downloads
Stephen O'Connell, Lucas Ferreira Mation, Joao Bevilaqua Teixeira Basto and Mark Andrew Dutz
8154: Surveys, big data, and experiments: how can we best learn about LGBTI development outcomes ? Downloads
Dominik Koehler and Nicholas Menzies
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