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Targeting Inputs: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania (English)

Input subsidy programs (ISP) often have two conflicting targeting goals: selecting individuals with the highest marginal return to inputs on efficiency grounds, or the poorest individuals on equity grounds, allowing for a secondary market to restore efficiency gains. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9013 SEP 16, 2019

Gine,Xavier; Barboza Ribeiro,Bernardo; Valley,Ildrim Disclosed

Broken Promises : Evaluating an Incomplete Cash Transfer Program (English)

Interventions in highly insecure and fragile contexts are always confronted with the latent risk of not being able to implement the program as intended. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9016 SEP 16, 2019

Muller,Angelika; Pape,Utz Johann; Ralston,Laura R. Disclosed

The Social Value of Health Insurance Results from Ghana (English)

This paper uses the roll-out of the national health insurance in Ghana to assess the cushioning effect of coverage on the financial consequences of health shocks and resulting changes in coping behaviors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9004 SEP 11, 2019

Garcia Mandico,Silvia; Reichert,Arndt Rudiger; Strupat,Christoph Disclosed

The Entertaining Way to Behavioral Change : Fighting HIV with MTV (English)

This paper tests the effectiveness of an entertainment education television series, MTV Shuga, aimed at providing information and changing attitudes and behaviors related to HIV/AIDS. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8998 SEP 09, 2019

Banerjee,Abhijit; La Ferrara,Eliana; Orozco Olvera,Victor Hugo Disclosed

Transforming Education Outcomes in Africa : Learning from Togo (English)

Good education changes lives. It is therefore unsurprising that improved schooling plays a central part in most development strategies. At the same time, the expansion of school attainment alone is not sufficient to guarantee improved welfare. ... See More +

Publication 141333 AUG 30, 2019

Hoogeveen,Johannes G.; Rossi,Mariacristina Disclosed

Improving Higher Education Performance in Kenya : A Policy Report (English)

The report has three main chapters. Chapter two examines the financing situation of the Kenyan higher education system, presents the results of a scenario-building exercise to explore the financial impact of various expansion paths, and proposes a strategy to achieve financial sustainability. ... See More +

Report AUS0001105 AUG 21, 2019

Weaver,Jason Allen; Okiya,Stephen Shisoka; Bersin,Joanna Halley; Charo,Ruth Karimi; Bassett,Roberta Malee; Zaafrane,Hafedh; Salmi,Jamil Disclosed

Manufacturing in Structural Change in Africa (English)

This paper investigates the scale, causes, and timing of significant episodes of industrialization and deindustrialization in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8992 AUG 20, 2019

Nguimkeu,Pierre; Zeufack,Albert G. Disclosed

Revisiting the Trade Impact of the African Growth and Opportunity Act : A Synthetic Control Approach (English)

This study examines the impact of the African Growth and Opportunity Act using the synthetic control method, a quasi-experimental approach. The novelty in the approach is that it addresses problems of estimation that are prevalent in nonexperimental methods used to analyze the impact of preferential trade agreements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8993 AUG 20, 2019

Kassa,Woubet; Coulibaly,Souleymane Disclosed

Sources of Manufacturing Productivity Growth in Africa (English)

This paper investigates the sources of growth in manufacturing productivity in Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia and Tanzania in comparison with the case of Bangladesh. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8988 AUG 19, 2019

Jones,Patricia; Lartey,Emmanuel Kwasi Koranteng; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Zeufack,Albert G. Disclosed

Industrialization on a Knife's Edge : Productivity, Labor Costs and the Rise of Manufacturing in Ethiopia (English)

The latest push for industrialization in Ethiopia has attracted much academic and public interest. This paper assesses Ethiopia's competitiveness and attractiveness as an investment destination by comparing domestic productivity and input costs to a sample of manufacturing exporting countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8980 AUG 13, 2019

Caria,Stefano Disclosed

The Extent of Engagement in Global Value Chains by Firms in Rwanda (English)

Using administrative data for an exhaustive sample of formally registered firms, reveals that the engagement of Rwandan firms in global value chains (GVCs) is remarkably limited. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8979 AUG 13, 2019

Frazer,Garth; Van Biesebroeck,Johannes Disclosed

Reducing Hunger with Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) : Experimental Evidence from Burkina Faso (English)

Does financial compensation for providing environmental conservation, improve the food security of the rural poor in the drylands of Sub-Saharan Africa? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8974 AUG 12, 2019

Adjognon,Guigonan Serge; van Soest,Daan; Guthoff,Jonas Christoph Disclosed

Wading Out the Storm: The Role of Poverty in Exposure, Vulnerability and Resilience to Floods in Dar Es Salaam (English)

Dar es Salaam is frequently affected by severe flooding causing destruction and impeding daily life of its 4.5 million inhabitants. The focus of this paper is on the role of poverty in the impact of floods on households, focusing on both direct (damage to or loss of assets or property) and indirect (losses involving health, infrastructure, labor, and education) impacts using household survey data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8976 AUG 12, 2019

Erman,Alvina Elisabeth; Tariverdi,Mersedeh; Obolensky,Marguerite Anne Beatrice; Chen,Xiaomeng; Vincent,Rose Camille; Malgioglio,Silvia; Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Hallegatte,Stephane; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Exploring Accessibility to Employment Opportunities in African Cities : A First Benchmark (English)

This paper presents an analysis of transit accessibility to employment for 11 African cities. The use of identical methodologies and similar data sets allows for the creation of the first benchmark to compare accessibility across urban areas in Africa through different metrics and visuals. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8971 AUG 08, 2019

Peralta Quiros,Tatiana; Kerzhner,Tamara; Avner,Paolo Disclosed

A Novel Approach to the Automatic Designation of Predefined Census Enumeration Areas and Population Sampling Frames : A Case Study in Somalia (English)

Enumeration areas are the operational geographic units for the collection, dissemination, and analysis of census data and are often used as a national sampling frame for various types of surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8972 AUG 08, 2019

Qader,Sarchil; Lefebvre,Veronique; Ninneman,Amy; Himelein,Kristen; Pape,Utz Johann; Bengtsson,Linus; Tatem,Andy; Bird,Tomas Disclosed

A Novel Approach to the Automatic Designation of Predefined Census Enumeration Areas and Population Sampling Frames : A Case Study in Somalia (English)

Enumeration areas are the operational geographic units for the collection, dissemination, and analysis of census data and are often used as a national sampling frame for various types of surveys. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 140493 AUG 08, 2019

Sarchil Qader; Veronique Lefebvre; Amy Ninneman; Kastelic,Kristen Himelein; Pape,Utz Johann; Linus Bengstsson; Andy Tatem; Tomas Bird Disclosed

Bathymetric and Topographic Surveying of Flood-Prone Rivers in Dar Es Salaam : Comparative Case of UAV Photogrammetry and UAV LiDAR for Generation of Digital Terrain Models for Flood Modelling Purposes Msimbazi River, Dar es Salaam (English)

This report is comparative case of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) photogrammetry and UAV LiDAR for generation of digital terrain models for flood modelling purposes addressing the Msimbazi river of Dar es Salaam. ... See More +

Working Paper 141393 AUG 07, 2019

De Zeeuw,Roeland; Van de Sande,Bas Disclosed

Temporary Trade Shocks, Spatial Reallocation, and Persistence in Developing Countries : Evidence from a Natural Experiment in West Africa (English)

In response to rising inequality following decades of trade liberalization, many countries are adopting trade restrictions. Can temporary trade restrictions have long-lasting effects on the spatial distribution of employment and resource allocation? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8962 AUG 06, 2019

Emran,M. Shahe; Shilpi,Forhad J.; Coulombe,Harold; Blankespoor,Brian Disclosed

Location, Location, Location Revisited : Evidence from Antananarivo, Madagascar (English)

Understanding how land prices are determined is of particular importance for policy makers; however, there is little evidence in African countries, which are currently experiencing rapid urbanization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8958 AUG 06, 2019

Iimi,Atsushi Disclosed

Trust to Pay ? Tax Morale and Trust in Africa (English)

Although low tax morale hits developing countries hardest, little is known about its determinants in those countries. This paper examines the impact of trust in public institutions and the neighborhood on individual tax morale in four African countries: Algeria, Ghana, Morocco, and Nigeria. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8968 AUG 06, 2019

Kouame,Wilfried Anicet Kouakou Disclosed

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Targeting Inputs: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania (English)
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SEP 16, 2019 WPS9013 Policy Research Working Paper
Broken Promises : Evaluating an Incomplete Cash Transfer Program (English)
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SEP 16, 2019 WPS9016 Policy Research Working Paper
The Social Value of Health Insurance Results from Ghana (English)
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SEP 11, 2019 WPS9004 Policy Research Working Paper
The Entertaining Way to Behavioral Change : Fighting HIV with MTV (English)
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SEP 09, 2019 WPS8998 Policy Research Working Paper
Transforming Education Outcomes in Africa : Learning from Togo (English)
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AUG 30, 2019 141333 Publication
Improving Higher Education Performance in Kenya : A Policy Report (English)
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AUG 21, 2019 AUS0001105 Report
Manufacturing in Structural Change in Africa (English)
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AUG 20, 2019 WPS8992 Policy Research Working Paper
Revisiting the Trade Impact of the African Growth and Opportunity Act : A Synthetic Control Approach (English)
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AUG 20, 2019 WPS8993 Policy Research Working Paper
Sources of Manufacturing Productivity Growth in Africa (English)
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AUG 19, 2019 WPS8988 Policy Research Working Paper
Industrialization on a Knife's Edge : Productivity, Labor Costs and the Rise of Manufacturing in Ethiopia (English)
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AUG 13, 2019 WPS8980 Policy Research Working Paper
The Extent of Engagement in Global Value Chains by Firms in Rwanda (English)
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AUG 13, 2019 WPS8979 Policy Research Working Paper
Reducing Hunger with Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) : Experimental Evidence from Burkina Faso (English)
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AUG 12, 2019 WPS8974 Policy Research Working Paper
Wading Out the Storm: The Role of Poverty in Exposure, Vulnerability and Resilience to Floods in Dar Es Salaam (English)
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AUG 12, 2019 WPS8976 Policy Research Working Paper
Exploring Accessibility to Employment Opportunities in African Cities : A First Benchmark (English)
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AUG 08, 2019 WPS8971 Policy Research Working Paper
A Novel Approach to the Automatic Designation of Predefined Census Enumeration Areas and Population Sampling Frames : A Case Study in Somalia (English)
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AUG 08, 2019 WPS8972 Policy Research Working Paper
A Novel Approach to the Automatic Designation of Predefined Census Enumeration Areas and Population Sampling Frames : A Case Study in Somalia (English)
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AUG 08, 2019 140493 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Bathymetric and Topographic Surveying of Flood-Prone Rivers in Dar Es Salaam : Comparative Case of UAV Photogrammetry and UAV LiDAR for Generation of Digital Terrain Models for Flood Modelling Purposes Msimbazi River, Dar es Salaam (English)
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AUG 07, 2019 141393 Working Paper
Temporary Trade Shocks, Spatial Reallocation, and Persistence in Developing Countries : Evidence from a Natural Experiment in West Africa (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 WPS8962 Policy Research Working Paper
Location, Location, Location Revisited : Evidence from Antananarivo, Madagascar (English)
See More +
AUG 06, 2019 WPS8958 Policy Research Working Paper
Trust to Pay ? Tax Morale and Trust in Africa (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 WPS8968 Policy Research Working Paper