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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

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

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

Mission impossible? exploring the promise of multiple imputation for predicting missing GPS-based land area measures in household surveys (English)

Research has provided robust evidence for the use of GPS technology to be the scalable gold standard in land area measurement in household surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8138 JUL 06, 2017

Kilic,Talip; Yacoubou Djima,Ismael; Carletto,Calogero Disclosed

Land productivity and plot size : is measurement error driving the inverse relationship ? (English)

This paper revisits the decades-old puzzle of the inverse plot-size productivity relationship, which states that land productivity decreases as plot size increases. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8134 JUL 03, 2017

Desiere,Sam; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell Disclosed

Farm size and productivity : a "direct-inverse-direct" relationship (English)

This paper proposes a new interpretation of the farm size-productivity relationship. Using two rounds of the Ethiopian Rural Household Survey, and drawing on earlier work on five countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, the paper shows that the relationship between farm size and productivity is neither monotonic nor univocal. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8127 JUN 28, 2017

Savastano,Sara; Scandizzo,Pasquale L. Disclosed

Algorithms for inclusion : data driven lending for women owned SMEs (English)

All over the world, women have less access to credit than men. Because of both discriminatory property laws and unwritten social customs, women are less likely than men to own high-value assets that can be used as collateral to secure loans. ... See More +

Working Paper 116858 JUN 26, 2017

000478170:Rachel Dawn Coleman:rcolema; k.org; Disclosed

Job fairs : matching firms and workers in a field experiment in Ethiopia (English)

Do matching frictions affect youth employment in developing countries? This paper studies a randomized controlled trial of job fairs in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8092 JUN 07, 2017

Abebe,Girum; Caria,Stefano; Fafchamps,Marcel; Falco,Paolo; Franklin,Simon; Quinn,Simon Redmond; Shilpi,Forhad J. Disclosed

Port rail connectivity and agricultural production : evidence from a large sample of farmers in Ethiopia (English)

Agriculture remains an important economic sector in Africa, employing a large share of the labor force and earning foreign exchange. Among others, transport connectivity has long been a crucial constraint in Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8088 JUN 06, 2017

Iimi,Atsushi; Adamtei,Haileyesus; Markland,James; Tsehaye,Eyasu Disclosed

Spatial autocorrelation panel regression : agricultural production and transport connectivity (English)

Spatial analysis in economics is becoming increasingly important as more spatial data and innovative data mining technologies are developed. Even in Africa, where data often crucially lack quality analysis, a variety of spatial data have recently been developed, such as highly disaggregated crop production maps. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8089 JUN 06, 2017

Iimi,Atsushi; You,Liangzhi; Wood-Sichra,Ulrike Disclosed

Looking Beyond the Horizon : A case study of PVH’s commitment to Ethiopia’s Hawassa industrial park (English)

Textile and Apparel production is seen as an important catalyst for developing countries’ industrialization. It has played an important role as a springboard for economic development and, due to its low fixed costs and labor-intensive manufacturing, is often a starter industry for countries seeking to industrialize. ... See More +

Working Paper 117302 JUN 01, 2017

Mihretu,Mamo Esmelealem; Llobet,Gabriela Disclosed

Child marriage and fertility in Ethiopia (English)

The relationship between child marriage and fertility can be due in part to the socio-economic and cultural context in which girls who marry early tend to live. ... See More +

Brief 121586 JUN 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa Disclosed

Early childbirth and under-five malnutrition in Ethiopia (English)

In Ethiopia, more than four in ten children under the age of five are stunted; but for children born of mothers younger than 18, the risk of stunting is higher. ... See More +

Brief 121589 JUN 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa Disclosed

Early childbirth and under-five mortality in Ethiopia (English)

Young mothers often come from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds and early childbirths are more common in poor areas where prenatal care is limited and access to health facilities may be an issue. ... See More +

Brief 121633 JUN 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa Disclosed

How do women fare in rural non-farm economy ? (English)

This paper studies the gender-based differences in access to and return from economic activities in the rural non-farm economy (RNFE) using panel datasets from Uganda and Ethiopia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8080 MAY 31, 2017

Fuje,Habtamu Neda Disclosed

Crossovers : female entrepreneurs who enter male sectors -- evidence from Ethiopia (English)

Occupational sector selection is an important determinant of returns for female entrepreneurs. If sectors that are traditionally male owned could provide an opportunity to earn higher returns, then what factors could encourage women to cross over into these sectors or prevent them from doing so? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8065 MAY 16, 2017

Alibhai,Salman; Buehren,Niklas; Papineni,Sreelakshmi; Pierotti,Rachael Susan Disclosed

Collecting the dirt on soils : advancements in plot-level soil testing and implications for agricultural statistics (English)

Much of the current analysis on agricultural productivity is hampered by the lack of consistent, high quality data on soil health and how it is changing under past and current management. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8057 MAY 11, 2017

Gourlay,Sydney; Aynekulu,Ermias; Shepherd,Keith; Carletto,Calogero Disclosed

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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
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
Mission impossible? exploring the promise of multiple imputation for predicting missing GPS-based land area measures in household surveys (English)
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JUL 06, 2017 WPS8138 Policy Research Working Paper
Land productivity and plot size : is measurement error driving the inverse relationship ? (English)
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JUL 03, 2017 WPS8134 Policy Research Working Paper
Farm size and productivity : a "direct-inverse-direct" relationship (English)
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JUN 28, 2017 WPS8127 Policy Research Working Paper
Algorithms for inclusion : data driven lending for women owned SMEs (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 116858 Working Paper
Job fairs : matching firms and workers in a field experiment in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 07, 2017 WPS8092 Policy Research Working Paper
Port rail connectivity and agricultural production : evidence from a large sample of farmers in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 06, 2017 WPS8088 Policy Research Working Paper
Spatial autocorrelation panel regression : agricultural production and transport connectivity (English)
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JUN 06, 2017 WPS8089 Policy Research Working Paper
Looking Beyond the Horizon : A case study of PVH’s commitment to Ethiopia’s Hawassa industrial park (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 117302 Working Paper
Child marriage and fertility in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 121586 Brief
Early childbirth and under-five malnutrition in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 121589 Brief
Early childbirth and under-five mortality in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 121633 Brief
How do women fare in rural non-farm economy ? (English)
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MAY 31, 2017 WPS8080 Policy Research Working Paper
Crossovers : female entrepreneurs who enter male sectors -- evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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MAY 16, 2017 WPS8065 Policy Research Working Paper
Collecting the dirt on soils : advancements in plot-level soil testing and implications for agricultural statistics (English)
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MAY 11, 2017 WPS8057 Policy Research Working Paper