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Political Selection and Bureaucratic Productivity (English)

Economic theory of public bureaucracies as complex organizations predicts that bureaucratic productivity can be shaped by the selection of different types of agents, beyond their incentives. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8673 DEC 12, 2018

Habyarimana,James Paul; Khemani,Stuti; Scot,Thiago Disclosed

Be Wary of Those Who Ask : A Randomized Experiment on the Size and Determinants of the Enumerator Effect (English)

During survey data collection, respondents' answers may be influenced by the behavior and characteristics of the enumerator, the so-called enumerator effect. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8671 DEC 11, 2018

Di Maio,Michele; Fiala,Nathan V. Disclosed

Re-Kindling Learning : eReaders in Lagos (English)

Empirical literature on digital technologies for student learning is generally unable to identify separately whether learning gains arise from reciprocity in response to the gift of a valuable gadget (the 'gadget effect') or from increasing exposure to relevant materials (the 'content effect'). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8665 DEC 06, 2018

Habyarimana,James Paul; Sabarwal,Shwetlena Disclosed

Extreme Weather and Poverty Risk : Evidence from Multiple Shocks in Mozambique (English)

This paper investigates the effects of multiple weather shocks on household welfare in Mozambique, as well as some of the coping responses and price mechanisms at play. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8667 DEC 06, 2018

Baez Ramirez,Javier Eduardo; Caruso,German Daniel; Niu,Chiyu Disclosed

Encouraging Service Delivery to the Poor : Does Money Talk When Health Workers Are Pro-Poor ? (English)

Do service providers respond to pecuniary incentives to serve the poor? Service delivery to the poor is complicated by the extra effort required to deliver services to them and the intrinsic incentives of service providers to exert this effort. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8666 DEC 06, 2018

Banuri,Sheheryar; De Walque,Damien B. C. M.; Keefer,Philip E.; Robyn,Paul Jacob Disclosed

Greenhouse Gas Accounting for Sustainable Land Management : Quick Guidance for Users (English)

Agriculture, and the patterns of land use change that are associated with it, have a high environmental footprint and contribute to climate change, as the sector accounts for about one-quarter of anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions globally. ... See More +

Working Paper 132769 DEC 06, 2018

Toudert, Anass; Braimoh,Ademola; Bernoux,Martial Michel Yoric; St-Louis, Maylina; Abdelmagied, Manar; Bockel,Louis; Ignaciuk, Adriana; Zhao,Yuxuan Disclosed

Carbon Accounting Tools for Sustainable Land Management (English)

Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector is unique among economic sectors because its mitigation potential derives from both an enhancement of removals of GHGs and a reduction of emissions through management of land and livestock. ... See More +

Working Paper 132767 DEC 06, 2018

Toudert, Anass; Braimoh,Ademola; Bernoux,Martial Michel Yoric; St-Louis, Maylina; Abdelmagied, Manar; Bockel,Louis; Ignaciuk, Adriana; Zhao,Yuxuan Disclosed

Burkina Faso Jobs Diagnostic : Overview and Suggestions for a Jobs Policy Framework (English)

Over the recent past, Burkina Faso has registered solid economic growth and poverty levels have been lowered, suggesting that growth has been pro-poor. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS22740 DEC 01, 2018

Weber,Michael Disclosed

Extreme Weather and Poverty Risk : Evidence from Multiple Shocks in Mozambique (English)

This paper investigates the effects of multiple weather shocks on household welfare in Mozambique, as well as some of the coping responses and price mechanisms at play. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 132800 DEC 01, 2018

Baez Ramirez,Javier Eduardo; Caruso,German Daniel; Niu,Chiyu Disclosed

Demand Analysis for Tourism in African Local Communities (English)

This report aims to provide a market overview that describes the main characteristics and size of current and future demand for tourism products delivered by and based in local communities in Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper 132703 DEC 01, 2018

Disclosed

Rwanda Economic Update : Schooling for Learning – Strengthening Resilience of Education in Rwanda (English)

In the first half of 2018, the economy continued to expand at a brisk pace, well on track for Rwanda to achieve 7.2 percent growth in 2018. GDP growth was 8.6 percent, following 9.3 percent growth in the second half of 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 132832 DEC 01, 2018

Mkrtchyan,Aghassi; Niyibizi,Peace Aimee; Charo,Ruth Karimi; Tan,Jee-Peng Disclosed

Spatial Distributions of Job Accessibility, Housing Rents, and Poverty in Nairobi, Kenya (English)

Whether individuals and job opportunities are well connected is a key determinant of productive urban labor markets. The overall level of job accessibility in a city depends on the locations of jobs and workers' residences, as well as transport networks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8654 NOV 26, 2018

Nakamura,Shohei; Avner,Paolo Disclosed

Investing in Human Capital for Nigeria's Future (English)

The Nigerian economy remains dependent on the small oil sector (under 10 percent of GDP) for the bulk of its fiscal revenues and foreign exchange earnings. ... See More +

Working Paper 132316 NOV 21, 2018

Joseph-Raji,Gloria Aitalohi; Timmis,Emilija; Meky,Muna Salih; Rufai,Mistura Adedoyin; Loevinsohn,Benjamin P.; Pinto,Sangeeta Carol; Odutolu,Ayodeji Oluwole; Ajiboye,Ayodeji Gafar; Pradhan,Elina; Abu-Ghaida,Dina N.; Mohammed,Aisha Garba; Okunmadewa,Foluso; Pandey,Priyanka; Coulibaly,Souleymane; Carneiro,Francisco Galrao; Konjhodzic,Indira; Benmessaoud,Rachid Disclosed

Hierarchy and Information (English)

What determines the distribution of information acquired within the hierarchy of a public organization? Without market processes, the generation and absorption of information in bureaucracy relies on individual actors undertaking costly action to acquire it. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8644 NOV 09, 2018

Rogger,Daniel Oliver; Somani,Ravi Disclosed

Backyarding : Theory and Evidence for South Africa (English)

This paper explores the incentives for backyarding, an expanding category of urban land-use in developing countries that has proliferated South Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8636 NOV 01, 2018

Brueckner,Jan K.; Rabe,Claus; Selod,Harris Disclosed

Future Drivers of Growth in Rwanda: Innovation, Integration, Agglomeration, and Competition (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)

Rapid economic growth is Rwanda's overarching development goal— a strategic choice to anchor its long-term vision. Vision 2050 encapsulates this choice with long-term, income-based goals that aim for upper-middle-income status by 2035 and high-income status by 2050. ... See More +

Working Paper 131875 NOV 01, 2018

Disclosed

Future Drivers of Growth in Rwanda: Innovation, Integration, Agglomeration, and Competition (English)

Rapid economic growth is Rwanda's overarching development goal— a strategic choice to anchor its long-term vision. Vision 2050 encapsulates this choice with long-term, income-based goals that aim for upper-middle-income status by 2035 and high-income status by 2050. ... See More +

Working Paper 131875 NOV 01, 2018

Disclosed

Uganda Economic Update, 12th Edition : Developing the Agri-Food System for Inclusive Economic Growth (English)

Real GDP growth rebounded strongly to 6.1 percent in FY17/18, from 3.9 percent the previous year. The rebound was largely driven by a pick-up in investments and exports, and on the back of strengthened credit to the private sector and good weather. ... See More +

Working Paper 132140 NOV 01, 2018

Walker,Richard Ancrum; Stucka,Tihomir; Mikulcak,Friederike; Sebudde,Rachel K. Disclosed

Instilling a Growth Mindset in South Africa (English)

In South Africa, a Growth Mindset intervention delivered with classroom technology had big impacts on student attitudes towards learning, and student math grades. ... See More +

Brief 132142 NOV 01, 2018

Disclosed

Tanzania Urban Resilience Programme : Annual Report 2018 (English)

The Tanzania Urban Resilience Program (TURP) was established in 2016 as a partnership between the Government of Tanzania (GoT), the World Bank Group, and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to support national and local governments in strengthening management of urban climate risk. ... See More +

Annual Report 132143 NOV 01, 2018

Disclosed

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Political Selection and Bureaucratic Productivity (English)
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DEC 12, 2018 WPS8673 Policy Research Working Paper
Be Wary of Those Who Ask : A Randomized Experiment on the Size and Determinants of the Enumerator Effect (English)
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DEC 11, 2018 WPS8671 Policy Research Working Paper
Re-Kindling Learning : eReaders in Lagos (English)
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DEC 06, 2018 WPS8665 Policy Research Working Paper
Extreme Weather and Poverty Risk : Evidence from Multiple Shocks in Mozambique (English)
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DEC 06, 2018 WPS8667 Policy Research Working Paper
Encouraging Service Delivery to the Poor : Does Money Talk When Health Workers Are Pro-Poor ? (English)
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DEC 06, 2018 WPS8666 Policy Research Working Paper
Greenhouse Gas Accounting for Sustainable Land Management : Quick Guidance for Users (English)
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DEC 06, 2018 132769 Working Paper
Carbon Accounting Tools for Sustainable Land Management (English)
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DEC 06, 2018 132767 Working Paper
Burkina Faso Jobs Diagnostic : Overview and Suggestions for a Jobs Policy Framework (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 ACS22740 Working Paper
Extreme Weather and Poverty Risk : Evidence from Multiple Shocks in Mozambique (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132800 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Demand Analysis for Tourism in African Local Communities (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132703 Working Paper
Rwanda Economic Update : Schooling for Learning – Strengthening Resilience of Education in Rwanda (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132832 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Spatial Distributions of Job Accessibility, Housing Rents, and Poverty in Nairobi, Kenya (English)
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NOV 26, 2018 WPS8654 Policy Research Working Paper
Investing in Human Capital for Nigeria's Future (English)
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NOV 21, 2018 132316 Working Paper
Hierarchy and Information (English)
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NOV 09, 2018 WPS8644 Policy Research Working Paper
Backyarding : Theory and Evidence for South Africa (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 WPS8636 Policy Research Working Paper
Future Drivers of Growth in Rwanda: Innovation, Integration, Agglomeration, and Competition (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 131875 Working Paper
Future Drivers of Growth in Rwanda: Innovation, Integration, Agglomeration, and Competition (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2018 131875 Working Paper
Uganda Economic Update, 12th Edition : Developing the Agri-Food System for Inclusive Economic Growth (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2018 132140 Working Paper
Instilling a Growth Mindset in South Africa (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132142 Brief
Tanzania Urban Resilience Programme : Annual Report 2018 (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132143 Annual Report