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Sowing the seeds for rural finance : the impact of support services for credit unions in Mexico (English)

This paper studies the impact of a program that provides grants for technical assistance on the interest rates and outreach of credit unions in Mexico. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8483 JUN 21, 2018

Bruhn,Miriam; Reddy,Rekha; Ruiz Ortega,Claudia Disclosed

Predicting individual wellbeing through test scores : evidence from a national assessment in Mexico (English)

This paper constructs two longitudinal datasets that record students' test scores in a national standardized exam in Mexico and track students from the end of primary (Grade 6) to the end of lower (Grade 9) and upper (Grade 12) secondary school, then to university and labor market participation up to two years after graduation from upper secondary. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8459 MAY 30, 2018

De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E.; Estrada,Ricardo; Vargas,Maria Jose Disclosed

Paris climate agreement and the global economy : winners and losers (English)

The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement was the first instance of countries adhering to take a collective action against global warming. More than 190 countries came forward and submitted their contributions in the form of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, reflective of their ability and capacity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as each country set its own targets and actions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8392 APR 02, 2018

Mani,Muthukumara S.; Hussein,Zekarias; Gopalakrishnan,Badri Narayanan; Wadhwa,Deepika Disclosed

Access to employment and property values in Mexico (English)

Location is one of the main characteristics households consider when buying a property or deciding where to live, since it determines accessibility to employment subcenters and public transport stations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8383 MAR 27, 2018

Atuesta,Laura H.; Ibarra-Olivo,J. Eduardo; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Deichmann,Uwe Disclosed

Optimizing investments in the national HIV response of Mexico (English)

Despite a substantial improvement in controlling new infections of HIV over the last ten years, Mexico is experiencing a low-level epidemic with approximately 180,000 people living with HIV (Spectrum, 2013), making it the fourth ranking country in Latin America with regards to the number of people with the disease (PLHIV). ... See More +

Working Paper 126024 MAR 01, 2018

Gutierrez,Catalina; Lavadenz,Fernando; Macias,Claudia; Petravic,Janka; Lavadenz,Luis Disclosed

Hit and run ? income shocks and school dropouts in Latin America (English)

How do labor income shocks affect household investment in upper secondary and tertiary schooling? Using longitudinal data from 2005-15 for Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, this paper explores the effect of a negative household income shock on the enrollment status of youth ages 15 to 25. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8344 FEB 20, 2018

Cerutti,Paula Maria; Crivellaro,Elena; Reyes,German Jeremias; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto Disclosed

ICT adoption and wage inequality : evidence from Mexican firms (English)

This paper uses a panel of firms from the Mexican Economic Censuses and analyzes at the microeconomic level how labor markets adapt to the adoption of information and communication technologies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8298 JAN 09, 2018

Pereira Lopez,Mariana De La Paz; Iacovone,Leonardo Disclosed

Micro-level analysis of Mexican retail markets and their response to changes in market structure and competition policies (English)

This paper develops the following price indicators to measure the relative efficiency (functioning) of markets: (a) price dispersion, (b) price volatility, and (c) price transmission (speed, completeness, and symmetry). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8294 JAN 08, 2018

Sanchez Bayardo,Luis Fernando; Gonzalez,Alvaro S.; Iacovone,Leonardo Disclosed

¿Qué impacto tiene el Programa Escuelas de Tiempo Completo en los Estudiantes de Educación Básica? : Evaluación del Programa en México 2007-2016 (Spanish)

La extensión de la jornada escolar se ha constituido desde los años ochenta como una de las políticas educativas elegidas por los países latinoamericanos para la atención de los niños y los jóvenes de sectores sociales vulnerables. ... See More +

Working Paper 129769 JAN 01, 2018

Silveyra De La Garza,Marcela Lucia; Yanez Pagans,Monica; Bedoya,Juan Disclosed

Tajikistan - Improving the inspections regime by addressing regulatory implementation gaps (English)

Over the past decade, several reforms have been adopted in Tajikistan to improve the business environment, but all to little effect. The approach towards the implementation of these reforms was limited, ad-hoc, and poorly monitored, leading to weak implementation. ... See More +

Working Paper 122190 DEC 01, 2017

Tetyora,Victoria; Sultanova,Sitora Disclosed

Assessment of the economic impact of investment in disaster risk reduction and prevention : the case of tabasco (English)

This study assesses the role of the investments made in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and prevention in the actual reduction of the impact of floods in the state of Tabasco between 2007 and 2010. ... See More +

Working Paper 122191 DEC 01, 2017

Miranda e Itzel de Haro,Juan José; Ishizawa,Oscar A. Spanish Disclosed

Assessment of the economic impact of investment in disaster risk reduction and prevention : the case of tabasco : Evaluación del impacto socioeconómico de las inversiones en prevención y reducción de riesgos : el caso de tabasco (Spanish)

This study assesses the role of the investments made in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and prevention in the actual reduction of the impact of floods in the state of Tabasco between 2007 and 2010. ... See More +

Working Paper 122191 DEC 01, 2017

Miranda e Itzel de Haro,Juan José; Ishizawa,Oscar A. English Disclosed

Mexico country program evaluation fy08-17 (English)

The core purpose of this document is to assess the development effectiveness of the World Bank Group country program in Mexico between FY2008 and FY2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 122026-MX NOV 28, 2017

Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Mexico (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 120975 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

You get what you ask for : testing information disclosure in a multi-country study (English)

Financial consumers often fail to compare across different products and do not choose the most cost-effective product or the one most suitable to their needs. ... See More +

Brief 121110 NOV 01, 2017

Gine,Xavier; Mazer,Rafael Keenan Disclosed

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 (English)

In 2013, Mexico's Social Pension Program for the Elderly was expanded by changing its eligibility threshold from age 70 to age 65. Using pooled cross-sectional data from Mexico's National Household Income and Expenditure Survey, the exogenous variation around eligibility age was exploited to uncover the causal effects of this expansion on extreme poverty and labor supply of the newly eligible population, and to explore potential transmission mechanisms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8229 OCT 30, 2017

Avila Parra,Clemente; Escamilla Guerrero,David Ricardo Disclosed

Roads and the geography of economic activities in Mexico (English)

This paper estimates the impacts of road improvements on local employment and specialization in Mexico for 1986-2014, through changes in access to domestic markets and travel costs to ports and the U.S. border. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8226 OCT 26, 2017

Blankespoor,Brian; Bougna Lonla,Theophile; Garduno Rivera,Rafael; Selod,Harris Disclosed

Information disclosure and demand elasticity of financial products : evidence from a multi-country study (English)

This study tests the effectiveness of behavioral-based disclosure formats. Around 1,700 individuals from Mexico and Peru chose among loans and savings accounts presented in different formats, including a simplified key facts statement (KFS) and current marketing brochures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8210 OCT 04, 2017

Gine,Xavier; Cuellar,Cristina Martínez; Mazer,Rafael Keenan Disclosed

The power of standardization : testing information disclosure in a multi-country study (English)

Governments and academics have focused on financial education as a tool to improve financial wellbeing, but the efficacy of these initiatives is mixed. ... See More +

Brief 120287 OCT 01, 2017

Gine,Xavier; Martinez,Cristina; Mazer,Rafael Keenan Disclosed

How important are spillovers from major emerging markets ? (English)

The seven largest emerging market economies -- China, India, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, Indonesia, and Turkey -- constituted more than one-quarter of global output and more than half of global output growth during 2010-15. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8093 JUN 07, 2017

Huidrom,Raju; Kose,Ayhan; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte Disclosed

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Sowing the seeds for rural finance : the impact of support services for credit unions in Mexico (English)
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JUN 21, 2018 WPS8483 Policy Research Working Paper
Predicting individual wellbeing through test scores : evidence from a national assessment in Mexico (English)
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MAY 30, 2018 WPS8459 Policy Research Working Paper
Paris climate agreement and the global economy : winners and losers (English)
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APR 02, 2018 WPS8392 Policy Research Working Paper
Access to employment and property values in Mexico (English)
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MAR 27, 2018 WPS8383 Policy Research Working Paper
Optimizing investments in the national HIV response of Mexico (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 126024 Working Paper
Hit and run ? income shocks and school dropouts in Latin America (English)
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FEB 20, 2018 WPS8344 Policy Research Working Paper
ICT adoption and wage inequality : evidence from Mexican firms (English)
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JAN 09, 2018 WPS8298 Policy Research Working Paper
Micro-level analysis of Mexican retail markets and their response to changes in market structure and competition policies (English)
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JAN 08, 2018 WPS8294 Policy Research Working Paper
¿Qué impacto tiene el Programa Escuelas de Tiempo Completo en los Estudiantes de Educación Básica? : Evaluación del Programa en México 2007-2016 (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2018 129769 Working Paper
Tajikistan - Improving the inspections regime by addressing regulatory implementation gaps (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 122190 Working Paper
Assessment of the economic impact of investment in disaster risk reduction and prevention : the case of tabasco (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 122191 Working Paper Spanish
Assessment of the economic impact of investment in disaster risk reduction and prevention : the case of tabasco : Evaluación del impacto socioeconómico de las inversiones en prevención y reducción de riesgos : el caso de tabasco (Spanish)
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DEC 01, 2017 122191 Working Paper English
Mexico country program evaluation fy08-17 (English)
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NOV 28, 2017 122026-MX Working Paper
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Mexico (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120975 Working Paper
You get what you ask for : testing information disclosure in a multi-country study (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121110 Brief
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 (English)
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OCT 30, 2017 WPS8229 Policy Research Working Paper
Roads and the geography of economic activities in Mexico (English)
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OCT 26, 2017 WPS8226 Policy Research Working Paper
Information disclosure and demand elasticity of financial products : evidence from a multi-country study (English)
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OCT 04, 2017 WPS8210 Policy Research Working Paper
The power of standardization : testing information disclosure in a multi-country study (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120287 Brief
How important are spillovers from major emerging markets ? (English)
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JUN 07, 2017 WPS8093 Policy Research Working Paper