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Good countries or good projects ? comparing macro and micro correlates of World Bank and Asian Development Bank project performance (Английский)

This paper examines the micro and macro correlates of aid project outcomes in a sample of 3,821 World Bank projects and 1,342 Asian Development Bank projects. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7245 APR 21, 2015

Bulman,David Janoff; Kolkma,Walter; Kraay,Aart C.

Are women less productive farmers ? how markets and risk affect fertilizer use, productivity, and measured gender effects in Uganda (Английский)

African governments and international development groups see boosting productivity on smallholder farms as key to reducing rural poverty and safeguarding the food security of farming and non-farming households. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7241 APR 20, 2015

Larson,Donald F.; Savastano,Sara; Murray,Siobhan; Palacios-Lopez,Amparo

Trade agreements and enforcement : evidence from WTO dispute settlement (Английский)

This paper examines the implications of the terms-of-trade theory for the determinants of outcomes arising under the enforcement provisions of international agreements. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7242 APR 20, 2015

Bown,Chad P.; Reynolds,Kara Marie

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

Drinking water salinity and infant mortality in coastal Bangladesh (Английский)

Bangladesh, with two-thirds of its land area less than five meters above sea level, is one of the most climate-vulnerable countries in the world. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7200 FEB 01, 2015

Dasgupta, Susmita; Huq, Mainul; Wheeler, David

Estimating parameters and structural change in CGE models using a Bayesian cross-entropy estimation approach (Английский)

This paper uses a three-step Bayesian cross-entropy estimation approach in an environment of noisy and scarce data to estimate behavioral parameters for a computable general equilibrium model. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7174 JAN 01, 2015

Go, Delfin S.; Lofgren, Hans; Mendez Ramos, Fabian; Robinson, Sherman

Who remained in poverty, who moved up, and who fell down ? an investigation of poverty dynamics in Senegal in the late 2000s (Английский)

Poverty estimates based on cross-section data provide static snapshots of poverty rates. Although a time series of cross-section data can offer some insights into poverty trends, it does not allow for an assessment of dynamics at the household level. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7141 DEC 01, 2014

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Lanjouw,Peter F.; Swinkels,Robertus Antonius

How significant is Africas demographic dividend for its future growth and poverty reduction ? (Английский)

Africa will be undergoing substantial demographic changes in the coming decades with the rising working age share of its population. The opportunity of African countries to convert these changes into demographic dividends for growth and poverty reduction will depend on several factors. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7134 DEC 01, 2014

Ahmed, S. Amer; Cruz, Marcio; Go, Delfin S.; Maliszewska, Maryla; Osorio-Rodarte, Israel

Measuring risk preferences in rural Ethiopia : risk tolerance and exogenous income proxies (Английский)

Risk-aversion has generally been found to decrease in income. This may lead one to expect that poor countries will be more risk-averse than rich countries. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7137 DEC 01, 2014

Vieider, Ferdinand M.; Beyene, Abebe; Bluffstone, Randall; Dissanayake, Sahan; Gebreegziabher, Zenebe; Martinsson, Peter; Mekonnen, Alemu

Climate change, soil salinity, and the economics of high-yield rice production in coastal Bangladesh (Английский)

It is a virtual certainty that sea-level rise will continue throughout the century and beyond 2100 even if greenhouse gas emissions are stabilized in the near future. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7140 DEC 01, 2014

Dasgupta, Susmita; Hossain, Md. Moqbul; Huq, Mainul; Wheeler, David

Climate change, groundwater salinization and road maintenance costs in coastal Bangladesh (Английский)

The potentially-adverse impact of salinity on paved roads is well-established in the engineering literature. The problem seems destined to grow, as climate-related changes in sea level and riverine flows drive future increases in groundwater salinity. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7147 DEC 01, 2014

Dasgupta, Susmita; Hossain, Md. Moqbul; Huq, Mainul; Wheeler, David

Facing the hungry tide : climate change, livelihood threats, and household responses in coastal Bangladesh (Английский)

This paper quantifies the impact of inundation risk and salinization on the family structure and economic welfare of coastal households in Bangladesh. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7148 DEC 01, 2014

Dasgupta, Susmita; Hossain, Md. Moqbul; Huq, Mainul; Wheeler, David

Village political economy, land tenure insecurity, and the rural to urban migration decision : evidence from China (Английский)

This paper investigates the impact of land tenure insecurity on the migration decisions of Chinas rural residents. A simple model first frames the relationship among these variables and the probability that a reallocation of land will occur in the following year. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7080 NOV 01, 2014

Giles, John; Mu, Ren

Informing migration policies : a data primer (Английский)

Researchers in many fields, such as demography, economics, and sociology, have established various data collection methodologies and principles to answer a range of academic and policy questions on migration. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7082 NOV 01, 2014

Carletto, Calogero; Larrison, Jennica; Ozden, Caglar

Protected areas and deforestation : new results from high resolution panel data (Английский)

This paper investigates the effectiveness of protected areas in slowing tropical forest clearing in 64 countries in Asia/Pacific, Africa, and Latin America for the period 2001-2012. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7091 NOV 01, 2014

Blankespoor, Brian; Dasgupta, Susmita; Wheeler, David

Rewarding safer sex : conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention (Английский)

Incentive-based policies have been shown to be powerful in many areas of behavior, but have rarely been tested in the sexual domain. The Rewarding Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention and Control in Tanzania (RESPECT) study is a randomized controlled trial testing the hypothesis that a system of rapid feedback and positive reinforcement that uses cash as the primary incentive can be used to reduce risky sexual activity among young people, male and female, who are at high risk of HIV infection. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7099 NOV 01, 2014

de Walque, Damien; Dow, William H.; Nathan, Rose

Agricultural policies and trade paths in Turkey (Английский)

In 1959, shortly after the European Economic Community was founded under the 1957 Treaty of Rome, Turkey applied for Associate Membership in the then six-member common market. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7059 OCT 01, 2014

Larson, Donald F.; Martin, Will; Sahin, Sebnem; Tsigas, Marino

Radio frequency (un)identification : results from a proof-of-concept trial of the use of RFID technology to measure microenterprise turnover in Sri Lanka (Английский)

Accurate measurement of stock levels, turnover, and profitability in microenterprises in developing countries is difficult because the majority of these firms do not keep detailed records. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7064 OCT 01, 2014

de Mel, Suresh; Herath, Dammika; McKenzie, David; Pathak, Yuvraj

Testing the importance of search frictions, matching, and reservation prestige through randomized experiments in Jordan (Английский)

Unemployment rates for tertiary-educated youth in Jordan are high, as is the duration of unemployment. Two randomized experiments in Jordan were used to test different theories that may explain this phenomenon. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS7030 SEP 01, 2014

Groh, Matthew; McKenzie, David; Shammout, Nour; Vishwanath, Tara

Inequality is bad for growth of the poor (but not for that of the rich) (Английский)

The paper assesses the impact of overall inequality, as well as inequality among the poor and among the rich, on the growth rates along various percentiles of the income distribution. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS6963 JUL 01, 2014

van der Weide, Roy; Milanovic, Branko

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Good countries or good projects ? comparing macro and micro correlates of World Bank and Asian Development Bank project performance (Английский)
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APR 21, 2015 WPS7245 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Are women less productive farmers ? how markets and risk affect fertilizer use, productivity, and measured gender effects in Uganda (Английский)
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APR 20, 2015 WPS7241 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Trade agreements and enforcement : evidence from WTO dispute settlement (Английский)
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APR 20, 2015 WPS7242 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
Drinking water salinity and infant mortality in coastal Bangladesh (Английский)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7200 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Estimating parameters and structural change in CGE models using a Bayesian cross-entropy estimation approach (Английский)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7174 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Who remained in poverty, who moved up, and who fell down ? an investigation of poverty dynamics in Senegal in the late 2000s (Английский)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7141 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
How significant is Africas demographic dividend for its future growth and poverty reduction ? (Английский)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7134 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Measuring risk preferences in rural Ethiopia : risk tolerance and exogenous income proxies (Английский)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7137 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Climate change, soil salinity, and the economics of high-yield rice production in coastal Bangladesh (Английский)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7140 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Climate change, groundwater salinization and road maintenance costs in coastal Bangladesh (Английский)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7147 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Facing the hungry tide : climate change, livelihood threats, and household responses in coastal Bangladesh (Английский)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7148 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Village political economy, land tenure insecurity, and the rural to urban migration decision : evidence from China (Английский)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7080 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Informing migration policies : a data primer (Английский)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7082 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Protected areas and deforestation : new results from high resolution panel data (Английский)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7091 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Rewarding safer sex : conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention (Английский)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7099 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Agricultural policies and trade paths in Turkey (Английский)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7059 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Radio frequency (un)identification : results from a proof-of-concept trial of the use of RFID technology to measure microenterprise turnover in Sri Lanka (Английский)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7064 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Testing the importance of search frictions, matching, and reservation prestige through randomized experiments in Jordan (Английский)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7030 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Inequality is bad for growth of the poor (but not for that of the rich) (Английский)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6963 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики