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Informing durable solutions by micro-data : a skills survey for refugees in Ethiopia (English)

The Ethiopia case study addresses multiple dimensions of poverty of the refugee populations and the Ethiopian host community living in the vicinity. ... See More +

Working Paper 128185 JUL 10, 2018

Pape,Utz Johann; Petrini,Benjamin; Iqbal,Syedah Aroob Disclosed

Better loans or better borrowers ? impact of meso-credit on female-owned enterprises in Ethiopia (English)

This paper explores the impact of large, individual-liability loans on the growth of women-owned microenterprises in Ethiopia. Traditionally, microfinance institutions in Ethiopia have primarily catered to female enterprises with group lending schemes that provide very small loans. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8511 JUL 10, 2018

Alibhai,Aly Salman; Buehren,Niklas; Papineni,Sreelakshmi Disclosed

Improved cook stoves for climate change mitigation ? evidence of values, preferences and carbon savings from a choice experiment in Ethiopia (English)

This paper investigates household preferences for improved cook stoves using a choice experiment administered in rural Ethiopia, and the cost-effectiveness of an improved stove for reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8499 JUN 28, 2018

Dissanayake,Sahan T. M.; Beyene,Abebe Damte; Bluffstone,Randall; Gebreegziabher,Zenebe; Kiggundu,Gilbert; Kooser,Shannon H.; Martinsson,Peter; Mekonnen,Alemu; Toman,Michael A. Disclosed

Cereal market performance in Ethiopia : policy implications for improving investments in maize and wheat value chains (English)

The objective of this study is to provide an updated overview on the performance of cereal markets in Ethiopia. Specifically, the study seeks to inform and guide project operations for the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) and the World Bank. ... See More +

Working Paper 126772 MAY 30, 2018

Disclosed

The cereal markets performance in Ethiopia : policy implications for improving investments in maize and wheat value chains : Workshop summary report (English)

In May 2018, The World Bank welcomed thirty participants representing key governmental agencies and institutions, development partners, non-governmental organizations (NGOS) , research organizations and private sector cereal markets value chain actors, for a results validation workshop held at the Capital Hotel in Addis Ababa. ... See More +

Working Paper 126777 MAY 15, 2018

Disclosed

Ethiopia economic update : The inescapable manufacturing services nexus : exploring the potentialof distribution services (English)

Ethiopia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth is estimated to have rebounded to 10.9 percent in FY2017. According to official statistics, Ethiopia’s annual rate of economic growth, which averaged 10.3 percent over 2005/06-2015/16 (compared with the regional average of 5.4 percent), slowed to 8 percent in FY2016 due to drought-related lower agricultural production. ... See More +

Working Paper 126255 MAY 15, 2018

Bezawagaw,Mesfin Girma; Dihel,Nora Carina; Geiger,Michael Tobias; Getachew Kelbore,Zerihun Disclosed

The impact of strengthening agricultural extension services : evidence from Ethiopia (English)

Extension services have been implemented on a large scale in developing countries for decades. However, there is little evidence on their impact on the productivity and welfare of farmers. ... See More +

Brief 125802 APR 01, 2018

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Molina,Ezequiel; Vaillant,Julia Disclosed

Growth, safety nets and poverty : assessing progress in Ethiopia from 1996 to 2011 (English)

In the past 10 years, Ethiopia experienced high and consistent growth, invested in public goods provision to poor households, and saw impressive gains in well-being for many households. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8380 MAR 27, 2018

Hill,Ruth; Tsehaye,Eyasu Disclosed

Growth, safety nets and poverty : assessing progress in Ethiopia from 1996 to 2011 (English)

In the past 10 years, Ethiopia experienced high and consistent growth, invested in public goods provision to poor households, and saw impressive gains in well-being for many households. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125681 MAR 01, 2018

Vargas Hill, Ruth; Tsehaye,Eyasu Disclosed

Using satellite imagery to assess impacts of soil and water conservation measures : evidence from Ethiopia's Tana-Beles Watershed (English)

Although efforts at soil and water conservation are routinely viewed as instrumental in reducing vulnerability to climate change, their impact has rarely been quantified. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8321 JAN 29, 2018

Ali,Daniel Ayalew; Deininger,Klaus W.; Monchuk,Daniel C. Disclosed

Selection, firm turnover, and productivity growth : do emerging cities speed up the process? (English)

This paper identifies and estimates the impact of firm entry and exit on plant-level productivity in Ethiopia as part of a selection mechanism that might be driving aggregate productivity growth in cities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8291 JAN 02, 2018

Zeufack,Albert G.; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Jones,Patricia Disclosed

Does large farm establishment create benefits for neighboring smallholders? Evidence from Ethiopia (English)

Quantifying the direction and magnitude of spillovers for small holders is an essential part of the policy dialogue surrounding large-scale agricultural investment. ... See More +

Brief 122901 JAN 01, 2018

Ali,Daniel Ayalew; Deininger,Klaus W.; Harris,Anthony M. Disclosed

What people want : investigating inclusive insurance demand in Ethiopia (English)

One important barrier to insurance markets that are more inclusive is the necessity to better understand the needs of low-income and other un- and underserved populations. ... See More +

Working Paper 124532 JAN 01, 2018

Biese,Katie; Mccord,Michael J.; Baez,Katherine; Kelly,Eamon John; Thorburn,Craig W. Disclosed

Land ownership and technology adoption revisited : improved maize varieties in Ethiopia (English)

The lack of land ownership can discourage agricultural technology adoption, yet there is scarce evidence of the impact of land rental contracts on the adoption of improved crop varieties in developing countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 125344 JAN 01, 2018

Zeng,Di; Alwang,Jeffrey Roger; Norton,George; Jaleta,Moti; Shiferaw,Bekele Ambaye; Yirga,Chilot Disclosed

Disruptive finance : using psychometrics to overcome collateral constraints in Ethiopia (English)

This case study tells the story of the evolution of psychometric credit scoring as an innovative solution in a World Bank operation, from its humble beginnings as a small pilot in Ethiopia, to the current movement to replicate its use for similar challenges in countries across the continent in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, and beyond. ... See More +

Working Paper 125731 JAN 01, 2018

Alibhai,Salman; Buehren,Niklas; Coleman,Rachel Dawn; Goldstein,Markus P.; Strobbe,Francesco Disclosed

Insuring well-being ? buyer's remorse and peace of mind effects from insurance (English)

This paper estimates the causal effects of index insurance coverage on subjective well-being among livestock herders in southern Ethiopia. The randomization of incentives to purchase index-based livestock insurance and three rounds of panel data are exploited to separately identify ex ante welfare gains from insurance that reduces risk exposure and ex post buyer's remorse effects that may arise after the resolution of uncertainty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8256 NOV 27, 2017

Barrett,Christopher B.; Ayana,Birhanu T.; Hirfrfot,Kibrom Tafere; Lentz,Erin Disclosed

Ethiopia : Impacts of the Birr devaluation on inflation : 1 (English)

On October 10, 2017, the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) devalued the Birr by 15 percent as pressures on the foreign exchange intensified. According to the Government, the devaluation was undertaken to encourage exports and overcome the foreign exchange shortage. ... See More +

Brief 121807 NOV 08, 2017

Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Ethiopia (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 120878 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

A comparative analysis of laws on civil registration and vital statistics systems : Estonia, Ethiopia, Vietnam, and South Korea (English)

If one lives in a society in which unique identification numbers (UINs) are assigned upon registration of birth and such registration almost always occurs immediately after birth and in which the UIN allows the individual to access the system of social welfare and services, it is hard to imagine that a person can exist without any state-recognized systematic registration process, but this is reality in many parts of the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 121395 SEP 01, 2017

Disclosed

The impact of strengthening agricultural extension services : evidence from Ethiopia (English)

This paper evaluates the effect of the Rural Capacity Building Project, which aimed at promoting growth by strengthening the agricultural service systems in Ethiopia and by making them more responsive to smallholders' needs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8169 AUG 18, 2017

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Molina,Ezequiel; Vaillant,Julia Disclosed

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Informing durable solutions by micro-data : a skills survey for refugees in Ethiopia (English)
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JUL 10, 2018 128185 Working Paper
Better loans or better borrowers ? impact of meso-credit on female-owned enterprises in Ethiopia (English)
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JUL 10, 2018 WPS8511 Policy Research Working Paper
Improved cook stoves for climate change mitigation ? evidence of values, preferences and carbon savings from a choice experiment in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 28, 2018 WPS8499 Policy Research Working Paper
Cereal market performance in Ethiopia : policy implications for improving investments in maize and wheat value chains (English)
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MAY 30, 2018 126772 Working Paper
The cereal markets performance in Ethiopia : policy implications for improving investments in maize and wheat value chains : Workshop summary report (English)
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MAY 15, 2018 126777 Working Paper
Ethiopia economic update : The inescapable manufacturing services nexus : exploring the potentialof distribution services (English)
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MAY 15, 2018 126255 Working Paper
The impact of strengthening agricultural extension services : evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125802 Brief
Growth, safety nets and poverty : assessing progress in Ethiopia from 1996 to 2011 (English)
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MAR 27, 2018 WPS8380 Policy Research Working Paper
Growth, safety nets and poverty : assessing progress in Ethiopia from 1996 to 2011 (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125681 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Using satellite imagery to assess impacts of soil and water conservation measures : evidence from Ethiopia's Tana-Beles Watershed (English)
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JAN 29, 2018 WPS8321 Policy Research Working Paper
Selection, firm turnover, and productivity growth : do emerging cities speed up the process? (English)
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JAN 02, 2018 WPS8291 Policy Research Working Paper
Does large farm establishment create benefits for neighboring smallholders? Evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122901 Brief
What people want : investigating inclusive insurance demand in Ethiopia (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 124532 Working Paper
Land ownership and technology adoption revisited : improved maize varieties in Ethiopia (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 125344 Journal Article
Disruptive finance : using psychometrics to overcome collateral constraints in Ethiopia (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 125731 Working Paper
Insuring well-being ? buyer's remorse and peace of mind effects from insurance (English)
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NOV 27, 2017 WPS8256 Policy Research Working Paper
Ethiopia : Impacts of the Birr devaluation on inflation : 1 (English)
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NOV 08, 2017 121807 Brief
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Ethiopia (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120878 Working Paper
A comparative analysis of laws on civil registration and vital statistics systems : Estonia, Ethiopia, Vietnam, and South Korea (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 121395 Working Paper
The impact of strengthening agricultural extension services : evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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AUG 18, 2017 WPS8169 Policy Research Working Paper