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Investing in Human Capital : What Can We Learn from the World Bank's Portfolio Data ? (English)

This paper compiles project-level data from the World Bank's lending history to describe patterns and the composition of its portfolio. The paper focuses particularly on the effect of countries' transition from International Development Association to International Bank for Reconstruction and Development status, which marks the point when countries start borrowing at near market rates, on lending for human development sectors (education, health and social protection). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8716 JAN 23, 2019

Gatti,Roberta V.; Mohpal,Aakash Disclosed

Paraguay Invertir en Capital Humano : Una Revisión del Gasto Público y la Gestión en los Sectores Sociales (Vol. 3) : Salud (Spanish)

El estudio del gasto social en Paraguay "Invertir en Capital Humano" se concentra en el análisis de los programas sociales no contributivos. El estudio busca cuantificar y calificar la calidad del gasto en los sectores sociales y proponer mejoras a través de reformas sectoriales, inversiones estratégicas, y mejores prácticas relativas a la gestión de compras públicas y gestión de salarios públicos, con el fin de traducir el nivel actual de gasto en mejores resultados de desarrollo humano. ... See More +

Working Paper 132203 NOV 01, 2018

Mohpal,Aakash Disclosed

The fiscal cost of weak governance : evidence from teacher absence in India (English)

The relative return to strategies that augment inputs versus those that reduce inefficiencies remains a key open question for education policy in low-income countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 125236 JAN 01, 2017

Muralidharan,Karthik; Das,Jishnu; Holla,Alaka; Mohpal,Aakash Disclosed

The fiscal cost of weak governance : evidence from teacher absence in India (English)

The relative return to input-augmentation versus inefficiency-reduction strategies for improving education system performance is a key open question for education policy in low-income countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7579 FEB 25, 2016

Muralidharan,Karthik; Das,Jishnu; Holla,Alaka; Mohpal,Aakash Disclosed

Quality and accountability in healthcare delivery : audit evidence from primary care providers in India (English)

This paper presents direct evidence on the quality of health care in low-income settings using a unique and original set of audit studies, where standardized patients were presented to a nearly representative sample of rural public and private primary care providers in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7334 JUN 23, 2015

Das,Jishnu; Holla,Alaka; Mohpal,Aakash; Muralidharan,Karthik Disclosed