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School-Based Management and Learning Outcomes : Experimental Evidence from Colima, Mexico (English)

A school-based management program was implemented Mexico in 2001 and continued until 2014. This national program, Programa Escuelas de Calidad, was considered a key intervention to improve learning outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8874 JUN 10, 2019

Garcia Moreno,Vicente A.; Gertler,Paul J.; Patrinos,Harry Anthony Disclosed

Distributional Effects of Competition : A Simulation Approach (English)

Understanding the economic and social effects of the recent global trends of rising market concentration and market power has become a policy priority, particularly in developing countries where markets are often more concentrated. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8838 MAY 02, 2019

Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos; Araar,Abdelkrim; Malasquez Carbonel,Eduardo Alonso; Olivieri,Sergio Daniel; Vishwanath,Tara Disclosed

Mexico - Gender Assessment (English)

Gender equality is a key pathway to ensuring lasting poverty reduction and shared prosperity. Identifying the main gender gaps that a country faces, across different domains, better informs policy design. ... See More +

Working Paper 136536 APR 30, 2019

Cadena,Kiyomi E.; Tavares,Paula Magarinos Torres; Anderson,Mary Alice; Inchauste Comboni,Maria Gabriela; Moreno Herrera,Laura Liliana; Santillán, Alma; Iacovone,Leonardo; Arceo-Gómez, Eva; Reteguis, Nayda Almodóvar; Ríos Cázares, Alejandra; Saucedo Carranza,Cecilia Belem Spanish Disclosed

Mexico - Gender Assessment (Spanish)

Gender equality is a key pathway to ensuring lasting poverty reduction and shared prosperity. Identifying the main gender gaps that a country faces, across different domains, better informs policy design. ... See More +

Working Paper 136536 APR 30, 2019

Inchauste Comboni,Maria Gabriela; Tavares,Paula Magarinos Torres; Almodovar Reteguis,Nayda; Cruz Moreno,Laura Camila; Arceo Gomez,Eva Olimpia; Cazares,Alejandra Ríos; Santillan,Alma; Cadena,Kiyomi E.; Matsatsinyana,Mating; Iacovone,Leonardo; Saucedo Carranza,Cecilia Belem English Disclosed

Market Concentration, Trade Exposure, and Productivity in Developing Countries : Evidence from Mexico (English)

Middle income countries face an elusive quest for productivity growth as they struggle to catch-up with the income level of developed economies. ... See More +

Report 136518 APR 23, 2019

Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos; Barriga Cabanillas,Oscar Eduardo; Lopez-Calvay,Luis F. Disclosed

Can Scholarships Increase High School Graduation Rates ? Evidence from A Randomized Control Trial in Mexico (English)

This paper studies the impact of PROBEMS, a scholarship program in Mexico aimed at improving graduation rates and test scores among upper secondary school students from poor backgrounds. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8826 APR 22, 2019

De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E.; Attanasio,Orazio Pietro; Meghir,Costas Disclosed

Research digest newsletter Vol. 13 (No. 3) (English)

This issue focuses on Urbanization and Infrastructure Development and features the following articles:Building Sustainable Cities and Efficient Infrastructure; Who Benefits from Investments in Bus Rapid Transit Systems? ... See More +

Newsletter 136052 APR 17, 2019

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Poverty Convergence with Stagnation (and Redistribution) (English)

This paper exploits a novel data-set to provide unambiguous evidence of convergence in income, poverty, and inequality across Mexico's municipalities over 1992-2014 in a context of stagnant overall economic growth. ... See More +

Report 136517 APR 08, 2019

Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos; Lopez-Calvay,Luis F.; Ortiz-Juarezz,Eduardo Disclosed

Distributional Effects of Competition : A Simulation Approach (English)

Understanding the economic and social effects of the recent global trends of rising market concentration and market power has become a policy priority, particularly in developing countries where markets are often more concentrated. ... See More +

Report 136523 APR 01, 2019

Vishwanath,Tara; Araar,Abdelkrim; Olivieri,Sergio Daniel; Malásquez,Eduardo A.; Rodríguez-Castelán,Carlos Disclosed

Does Automation in Rich Countries Hurt Developing Ones? : Evidence from the U.S. and Mexico (English)

Following a couple of decades of offshoring, the fear today is of reshoring. Using administrative data on Mexican exports by municipality, sector and destination from 2004 to 2014, this paper investigates how local labor markets in Mexico that are more exposed to automation in the U.S. through trade fared in exports and employment outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8741 FEB 14, 2019

Artuc,Erhan; Christiaensen,Luc; Winkler,Hernan Jorge Disclosed

Can Environmental Cash Transfers Reduce Deforestation and Improve Social Outcomes ? A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of Mexico’s National Program (2011-2014) (English)

Environmental conditional cash transfers, or "payments for ecosystem services" are a centerpiece of global efforts to protect biodiversity, safeguard watersheds, and mitigate climate change by reducing forest loss. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8707 JAN 17, 2019

Alix-Garcia,Jennifer M.; Sims,Katharine R. Emans; Orozco Olvera,Victor Hugo; Costica,Laura Elena; Fernandez Medina.Jorge David; Romo-Monroy,Sofia; Pagiola,Stefano P. Disclosed

Using Referenda to Improve Targeting and Decrease Costs of Conditional Cash Transfers (English)

Cost-effective allocation of conditional cash transfers (CCT) requires identifying recipients with low opportunity costs who might change behavior. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8708 JAN 17, 2019

Alix-Garcia,Jennifer M.; Sims,Katharine R. Emans; Phaneuf,Daniel J. Disclosed

Highway Politics in a Divided Government : Evidence from Mexico (English)

This paper combines local election results and geo-referenced road construction data over 1993-2012 to investigate political bias in road infrastructure investment in a democratic setting, focusing on the case of Mexico. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8710 JAN 17, 2019

Selod,Harris; Soumahoro,Souleymane Disclosed

Persistent Misallocation and the Returns to Education in Mexico (English)

Over the last two decades, Mexico has experienced macroeconomic stability, an open trade regime, and substantial progress in education. Yet average workers' earnings have stagnated, and earnings of those with higher schooling have fallen, compressing the earnings distribution and lowering the returns to education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8690 JAN 07, 2019

Levy,Santiago; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe Disclosed

Mexico Policy Notes (English)

Mexico’s economy has grown moderately over the last quarter century, with annual per capita GDP growth averaging just 1.2 percent between 1990 and 2017. ... See More +

Report 137884 JAN 01, 2019

Disclosed

Macroeconomic Costs of Gender Gaps in a Model With Entrepreneurship and Household Production : the Case of Mexico (English)

This paper uses the framework of Cuberes and Teignier (2017) to study the quantitative effects of gender gaps in entrepreneurship and workforce participation in Mexico.The focus on one specific country allows us to have detailed information on men and women's participation in household production and their productivty in that sector. ... See More +

Report 136522 DEC 19, 2018

Cuberes,David; Teignier,Marc Disclosed

Closing the Gender Gap in Natural Resource Management Programs in Mexico (Spanish)

This report examines perceived and actual gender differences in the use and management of natural resources and the challenges of integrating women into activities related to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD ) or other natural resource management projects in Mexico. ... See More +

Report 135345 DEC 01, 2018

Siegmann,Katharina; Afif,Zeina English Disclosed

¿Qué impacto ha tenido la política de autonomía de la gestión escolar sobre la calidad de los servicios educativos? : Evaluación del programa en México 2001-2016 (Spanish)

Esta síntesis presenta los resultados de una evaluación de impacto del PEC desde su creaciónen 2001 al 2016. Los resultados se presentan en forma separada para las escuelas primarias ysecundarias. ... See More +

Working Paper 132267 NOV 26, 2018

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

Mexico : Country Program Evaluation - An Evaluation of the World Bank Group’s Support to Mexico (2008–17) (Vol. 2) : Overview (Spanish)

This evaluation assesses the development effectiveness of the Bank Group’s country program in Mexico between 2008 and 2017 to inform the next CPF (FY19). ... See More +

Working Paper 131843 NOV 07, 2018

Disclosed

Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Mexico (English)

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 covers 11 areas of business regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 131767 OCT 31, 2018

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Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
School-Based Management and Learning Outcomes : Experimental Evidence from Colima, Mexico (English)
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JUN 10, 2019 WPS8874 Policy Research Working Paper
Distributional Effects of Competition : A Simulation Approach (English)
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MAY 02, 2019 WPS8838 Policy Research Working Paper
Mexico - Gender Assessment (English)
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APR 30, 2019 136536 Working Paper Spanish
Mexico - Gender Assessment (Spanish)
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APR 30, 2019 136536 Working Paper English
Market Concentration, Trade Exposure, and Productivity in Developing Countries : Evidence from Mexico (English)
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APR 23, 2019 136518 Report
Can Scholarships Increase High School Graduation Rates ? Evidence from A Randomized Control Trial in Mexico (English)
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APR 22, 2019 WPS8826 Policy Research Working Paper
Research digest newsletter Vol. 13 (No. 3) (English)
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APR 17, 2019 136052 Newsletter
Poverty Convergence with Stagnation (and Redistribution) (English)
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APR 08, 2019 136517 Report
Distributional Effects of Competition : A Simulation Approach (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136523 Report
Does Automation in Rich Countries Hurt Developing Ones? : Evidence from the U.S. and Mexico (English)
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FEB 14, 2019 WPS8741 Policy Research Working Paper
Can Environmental Cash Transfers Reduce Deforestation and Improve Social Outcomes ? A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of Mexico’s National Program (2011-2014) (English)
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JAN 17, 2019 WPS8707 Policy Research Working Paper
Using Referenda to Improve Targeting and Decrease Costs of Conditional Cash Transfers (English)
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JAN 17, 2019 WPS8708 Policy Research Working Paper
Highway Politics in a Divided Government : Evidence from Mexico (English)
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JAN 17, 2019 WPS8710 Policy Research Working Paper
Persistent Misallocation and the Returns to Education in Mexico (English)
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JAN 07, 2019 WPS8690 Policy Research Working Paper
Mexico Policy Notes (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 137884 Report
Macroeconomic Costs of Gender Gaps in a Model With Entrepreneurship and Household Production : the Case of Mexico (English)
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DEC 19, 2018 136522 Report
Closing the Gender Gap in Natural Resource Management Programs in Mexico (Spanish)
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DEC 01, 2018 135345 Report English
¿Qué impacto ha tenido la política de autonomía de la gestión escolar sobre la calidad de los servicios educativos? : Evaluación del programa en México 2001-2016 (Spanish)
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NOV 26, 2018 132267 Working Paper
Mexico : Country Program Evaluation - An Evaluation of the World Bank Group’s Support to Mexico (2008–17) (Vol. 2) : Overview (Spanish)
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NOV 07, 2018 131843 Working Paper
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Mexico (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131767 Working Paper