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Afghanistan - No Household Left Behind : a Look at the Impact Evaluation of the Afghanistan “targeting the Ultra-poor” Program (English)

This report explains about the improving livelihoods and women’s empowerment among the ultra-poor in Afghanistan; expanding knowledge on poverty reduction in fragile and conflict-affected settings. ... See More +

Brief 141001 AUG 01, 2019

Bedoya Arguelles,Guadalupe; Coville,Aidan; Haushofer,Johannes; Isaqzadeh,Mohammad Razaq; Shapiro,Jeremy Disclosed

No Household Left Behind : Afghanistan Targeting the Ultra Poor Impact Evaluation (English)

The share of people living in extreme poverty fell from 36 percent in 1990 to 10 percent in 2015 but has continued to increase in many fragile and conflict-affected areas where half of the extreme poor are expected to reside by 2030. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8877 JUN 10, 2019

Bedoya Arguelles,Guadalupe; Coville,Aidan; Haushofer,Johannes; Isaqzadeh,Mohammad Razaq; Shapiro,Jeremy Disclosed

Impact of program cancellation due to conflict in South Sudan : a chapter of the South Sudan poverty assessment 2017 (English)

The impact of unintended program cancellations on the economic, psychological and behavioral wellbeing of beneficiaries are not well understood. ... See More +

Report AUS0000326 JUN 22, 2018

Pontara,Nicola; Mueller,Angelika Johanna Marie; Parisotto,Luca; Foust,Mollie Alice; Walsh, James; Ralston,Laura R.; Selim,Nadia; Shapiro,Jeremy; Pape,Utz Johann Disclosed

The ABCs of financial education : experimental evidence on attitudes, behavior, and cognitive biases (English)

Financial literacy - the ability to make informed decisions regarding money - plays a critical role in ensuring both the well-being of households and the stability of the financial system. ... See More +

Brief 112655 FEB 01, 2017

Carpena,Fenella; Cole,Shawn A.; Shapiro,Jeremy; Zia,Bilal Husnain Disclosed

The ABCs of financial education : experimental evidence on attitudes, behavior, and cognitive biases (English)

This paper uses a large scale field experiment in India to study attitudinal, behavioral, and cognitive constraints that stymie the link between financial education and financial outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7413 SEP 15, 2015

Carpena,Fenella; Cole,Shawn A.; Shapiro,Jeremy; Zia,Bilal Husnain Disclosed

(Ineffective) messages to encourage recycling : evidence from a randomized evaluation in Peru (English)

There is growing interest in using messaging to drive prosocial behaviors, which contribute to investment in public goods. The authors worked with a leading nongovernmental organization in Peru to randomize nine different prorecycling messages that were crafted on the basis of best practices, prior evidence, and theories of behavioral change. ... See More +

Journal Article 112420 AUG 01, 2013

Chong,Alberto; Karlan,Dean S.; Shapiro,Jeremy; Zinman,Jonathan Disclosed

(Ineffective) messages to encourage recycling : evidence from a randomized evaluation in Peru (English)

There is growing interest in using messaging to drive prosocial behaviors, which contribute to investment in public goods. The authors worked with a leading nongovernmental organization in Peru to randomize nine different prorecycling messages that were crafted on the basis of best practices, prior evidence, and theories of behavioral change. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6548 JUL 01, 2013

Chong, Alberto; Karlan, Dean; Shapiro, Jeremy; Zinman, Jonathan Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 27 (3); (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: water nationalization and service quality;mass media and public policy: global evidence from agricultural policies; liability structure in small-scale finance: evidence from a natural experiment; symposium on financial structure and development; financial structure and economic development: a reassessment; the evolving importance of banks and securities markets; notes on financial system development and political intervention; financial development: structure and dynamics; job growth and finance: are some financial institutions better suited to the early stages of development than others? ... See More +

Publication 113047 JAN 01, 2013

Borraz,Fernando; González Pampillón, Nicolás; Olarreaga,Marcelo; Olper,Alessandro; Swinnen,Johan F. M.; Carpena,Fenella; Cole,Shawn Allen; Shapiro,Jeremy; Zia,Bilal Husnain; Cull,Robert J.; Demirgüc¸Asli; Yifu Lin,Justin; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Song,Fenghua; Thakor,Anjan; De La Torre Anglada,Jordi; Feyen,Erik H.B.; Ize,Alain; Xu,L. Colin Disclosed

Liability structure in small-scale finance : evidence from a natural experiment (English)

Microfinance, the provision of small individual and business loans, has experienced dramatic growth, reaching over 150 million borrowers worldwide. ... See More +

Journal Article 112389 DEC 04, 2012

Carpena,Fenella; Cole,Shawn A.; Shapiro,Jeremy; Zia,Bilal Husnain Disclosed

Unpacking the causal chain of financial literacy (English)

A growing body of literature examines the causal impact of financial literacy on individual, household, and firm level outcomes. This paper unpacks the mechanism of impact by focusing on the first link in the causal chain. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5798 SEP 01, 2011

Carpena, Fenella; Cole, Shawn; Shapiro, Jeremy; Zia, Bilal Disclosed

Liability structure in small-scale finance : evidence from a natural experimen (English)

Microfinance, the provision of small individual and business loans, has witnessed dramatic growth, reaching over 150 million borrowers worldwide. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5427 SEP 01, 2010

Carpena, Fenella; Cole, Shawn; Shapiro, Jeremy; Zia, Bilal Disclosed

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Afghanistan - No Household Left Behind : a Look at the Impact Evaluation of the Afghanistan “targeting the Ultra-poor” Program (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 141001 Brief
No Household Left Behind : Afghanistan Targeting the Ultra Poor Impact Evaluation (English)
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JUN 10, 2019 WPS8877 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of program cancellation due to conflict in South Sudan : a chapter of the South Sudan poverty assessment 2017 (English)
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JUN 22, 2018 AUS0000326 Report
The ABCs of financial education : experimental evidence on attitudes, behavior, and cognitive biases (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 112655 Brief
The ABCs of financial education : experimental evidence on attitudes, behavior, and cognitive biases (English)
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SEP 15, 2015 WPS7413 Policy Research Working Paper
(Ineffective) messages to encourage recycling : evidence from a randomized evaluation in Peru (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 112420 Journal Article
(Ineffective) messages to encourage recycling : evidence from a randomized evaluation in Peru (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 WPS6548 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 27 (3); (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 113047 Publication
Liability structure in small-scale finance : evidence from a natural experiment (English)
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DEC 04, 2012 112389 Journal Article
Unpacking the causal chain of financial literacy (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 WPS5798 Policy Research Working Paper
Liability structure in small-scale finance : evidence from a natural experimen (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 WPS5427 Policy Research Working Paper