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Small cash rewards for big losers : experimental insights into the fight against the obesity epidemic (Английский)

This paper examines the sustainability of weight loss achieved through cash rewards and, for the first time, the potential of monetary incentives to prevent weight cycling. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7339 JUN 26, 2015

Augurzky,Boris; Bauer,Thomas K.; Reichert,Arndt Rudiger; Schmidt,Christoph M.; Tauchmann,Harald

Small firms’ formalization : the stick treatment (Английский)

Firm informality is pervasive throughout the developing world, Bangladesh being no exception. The informal status of many firms substantially reduces the tax basis and therefore impacts the provision of public goods. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7318 JUN 22, 2015

De Giorgi,Giacomo; Ploenzke,Matthew; Rahman,Aminur

Extending the school day in Latin America and the Caribbean (Английский)

Countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean are reforming their education systems with the view of adding more hours to the school day. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7309 JUN 16, 2015

Holland,Peter Anthony; Alfaro,Pablo; Evans,David

Teacher performance pay : Experimental evidence from Pakistan (Английский)

This paper presents evidence from the first three years of a randomized controlled trial of a government-administered pilot teacher performance pay program in Punjab, Pakistan. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7307 JUN 15, 2015

Barrera-Osorio,Felipe; Raju,Dhushyanth

A behavioral approach to water conservation: evidence from Costa Rica (Английский)

This paper presents the design a set of three simple and replicable behavioral interventions, which use stickers that can be added to water bills at low cost, and test their impact on water consumption in Belen, Costa Rica, using a randomized control trial. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7283 JUN 02, 2015

Datta,Saugato; Miranda,Juan José; Zoratto,Laura De Castro; Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar; Darlingm,Matthew; Lorenzana,Karina Josephine Orduna

Transport infrastructure and welfare : an application to Nigeria (Английский)

Transport infrastructure is deemed to be central to development and consumes a large fraction of the development assistance envelope. Yet there is debate about the economic impact of road projects. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7271 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel

Infrastructure in conflict-prone and fragile environments : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (Английский)

In conflict-prone situations, access to markets is necessary to restore economic growth and generate the preconditions for peace and reconstruction. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7273 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel

Road improvement and deforestation in the Congo Basin countries (Английский)

Road construction has often been viewed as the precursor to deforestation, especially in tropical forests. Traditional responses to such threats have been reactive, with attempts to mitigate impacts through physical measures, or the establishment of protected areas. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7274 MAY 18, 2015

Damania,Richard; Wheeler,David J.

Agricultural technology choice and transport (Английский)

This paper addresses an old and recurring theme in development economics: the slow adoption of new technologies by farmers in many developing countries. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7272 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel

Do public health interventions crowd out private health investments ? Malaria control policies in Eritrea (Английский)

It is often argued that engaging in indoor residual spraying in areas with high coverage of mosquito bed nets may discourage net ownership and use. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7268 MAY 15, 2015

Carneiro,Pedro; Armand,Alex; Locatelli,Andrea; Mihreteab,Selam; Keating,Joseph Aaron

Social and economic impacts of rural road improvements in the state of Tocantins, Brazil (Английский)

The aim of this paper is to provide feedback on the question of socioeconomic benefits from rural road development and the impact of transport infrastructure on the poor, particularly the poorest and the bottom 20 percent of the population. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7249 APR 23, 2015

Iimi,Atsushi; Lancelot,Eric R.; Manelici,Isabela; Ogita,Satoshi

Program evaluation and spillover effects (Английский)

This paper is a practical guide for researchers and practitioners who want to understand spillover effects in program evaluation. The paper defines spillover effects and discusses why it is important to measure them. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7243 APR 21, 2015

Angelucci,M.; Di Maro,Vincenzo

Parental human capital and effective school management : evidence from The Gambia (Английский)

Education systems in developing countries are often centrally managed in a top-down structure. In environments where schools have different needs and where localized information plays an important role, empowerment of the local community may be attractive, but low levels of human capital at the local level may offset gains from local information. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7238 APR 13, 2015

Blimpo,Moussa P.; Evans,David; Lahire,Nathalie

Information, knowledge and behavior: evaluating alternative methods of delivering school information to parents (Английский)

Improving education outcomes by disseminating information to parents and thereby encouraging them to become more actively engaged in school oversight is attractive, since it can be done relatively cheaply. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7233 APR 06, 2015

Cerdan-Infantes,Pedro; Filmer,Deon P.

Report cards : the impact of providing school and child test scores on educational markets (Английский)

This paper studies study the impact of providing school and child test scores on subsequent test scores, prices, and enrollment in markets with multiple public and private providers. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7226 MAR 30, 2015

Andrabi,Tahir; Das,Jishnu; Khwaja,Asim Ijaz

An evaluation of the 2014 subsidy reforms in Morocco and a simulation of further reforms (Английский)

Under increasing budget pressure, Morocco carried out an extensive set of subsidy reforms in 2014 and is planning for further reforms for 2015–2017, which will eliminate most consumers subsidies. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7224 MAR 30, 2015

Verme,Paolo; El Massnaoui,Khalid

Using lotteries to incentivize safer sexual behavior : evidence from a randomized controlled trial on HIV prevention (Английский)

Financial incentives are a promising HIV prevention strategy. This paper assesses the effect on HIV incidence of a lottery program in Lesotho with low expected payments but a chance to win a high prize conditional on negative test results for sexually transmitted infections. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7215 MAR 18, 2015

Nyqvist,Martina Björkman; Corno,Lucia; De Walque,Damien B. C. M.; Svensson,Jakob

Trade effects of customs reform : evidence from Albania (Английский)

Despite enormous academic interest in international trade costs and keen policy interest in efforts to mitigate them, so far there is very little hard evidence on the impacts of trade facilitation efforts. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7210 MAR 10, 2015

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra

Debiasing on a roll: changing gambling behavior through experiential learning (Английский)

This paper tests experiential learning as a debiasing tool against gambling and lottery behavior in South Africa. The study implemented a simple, interactive dice game that simulates worsening winning odds of rolling sixes as more dice are added to the game. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7195 FEB 01, 2015

Abel , Martin; Cole, Shawn; Zia, Bilal

Impact evaluation helps deliver development projects (Английский)

Does research add value to aid? Specifically, does impact evaluation research help or hinder the delivery of development projects? This paper analyzes the question by constructing a new data set of 100 impact evaluations and 1,135 projects approved by the World Bank between 2005 and 2011. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7157 JAN 01, 2015

Legovini, Arianna; Di Maro, Vincenzo; Piza, Caio

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Small cash rewards for big losers : experimental insights into the fight against the obesity epidemic (Английский)
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JUN 26, 2015 WPS7339 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Small firms’ formalization : the stick treatment (Английский)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7318 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Extending the school day in Latin America and the Caribbean (Английский)
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JUN 16, 2015 WPS7309 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Teacher performance pay : Experimental evidence from Pakistan (Английский)
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JUN 15, 2015 WPS7307 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
A behavioral approach to water conservation: evidence from Costa Rica (Английский)
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JUN 02, 2015 WPS7283 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Transport infrastructure and welfare : an application to Nigeria (Английский)
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MAY 18, 2015 WPS7271 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Infrastructure in conflict-prone and fragile environments : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (Английский)
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MAY 18, 2015 WPS7273 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Road improvement and deforestation in the Congo Basin countries (Английский)
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MAY 18, 2015 WPS7274 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Agricultural technology choice and transport (Английский)
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MAY 18, 2015 WPS7272 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Do public health interventions crowd out private health investments ? Malaria control policies in Eritrea (Английский)
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MAY 15, 2015 WPS7268 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Social and economic impacts of rural road improvements in the state of Tocantins, Brazil (Английский)
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APR 23, 2015 WPS7249 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Program evaluation and spillover effects (Английский)
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APR 21, 2015 WPS7243 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Parental human capital and effective school management : evidence from The Gambia (Английский)
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APR 13, 2015 WPS7238 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Information, knowledge and behavior: evaluating alternative methods of delivering school information to parents (Английский)
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APR 06, 2015 WPS7233 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Report cards : the impact of providing school and child test scores on educational markets (Английский)
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MAR 30, 2015 WPS7226 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
An evaluation of the 2014 subsidy reforms in Morocco and a simulation of further reforms (Английский)
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MAR 30, 2015 WPS7224 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Using lotteries to incentivize safer sexual behavior : evidence from a randomized controlled trial on HIV prevention (Английский)
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MAR 18, 2015 WPS7215 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Trade effects of customs reform : evidence from Albania (Английский)
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MAR 10, 2015 WPS7210 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Debiasing on a roll: changing gambling behavior through experiential learning (Английский)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7195 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Impact evaluation helps deliver development projects (Английский)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7157 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики