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Pioneering Firms in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States : Why and How Development Finance Institutions Should Support Them (English)

The role of 'first movers' in fragile states is critical: they grow and diversify markets in ways that no other firms do, generating disproportionate impact in terms of development and stability. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8774 MAR 11, 2019

Collier,Paul; Gregory,Neil; Ragoussis,Alexandros Disclosed

The cost of road infrastructure in low and middle income countries (English)

The connections between transport infrastructure and economic development have been extensively analyzed in previous research, but little is known about the cost of infrastructure investments in poor countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7408 SEP 02, 2015

Collier,Paul; Kirchberger,Martina; Söderbom,Måns Disclosed

Housing and urbanization in Africa : unleashing a formal market process (English)

The accumulation of decent housing matters both because of the difference it makes to living standards and because of its centrality to economic development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6871 MAY 01, 2014

Collier, Paul; Venables, Anthony J. Disclosed

Housing and urbanization in Africa : unleashing a formal market process (English)

The accumulation of decent housing matters both because of the difference it makes to living standards and because of its centrality to economic development. ... See More +

Working Paper 84253 NOV 01, 2013

Collier, Paul; Venables, Anthony J. Disclosed

What explains aid project success in post-conflict situations ? (English)

This paper investigates the effectiveness of post-conflict aid at the project level and aims to identify post-conflict situations as a window of opportunity for project success. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5418 SEP 01, 2010

Chauvet, Lisa; Collier, Paul; Duponchel, Marguerite Disclosed

Growth strategies for Africa (English)

Over the past four decades Africa has diverged from other developing regions and is now the poorest region in the world. This paper offers an explanation of Africa's slow growth in terms of its distinctive economic and human geography: its high dependence upon natural resource exports, the many landlocked countries, and the high ethnic diversity of the typical state. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57709 JAN 01, 2008

Collier, Paul Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 22 (1) (English)

This issue includes the following: post conflict transition: an overview, by Ibrahim Ahmed Elbadawi. Short-and long-term effects of United Nations peace operations, by Nicholas Sambanis. ... See More +

Publication 51345 JAN 01, 2008

Elbadawi, Ibrahim Ahmed; Sambanis, Nicholas; Keefer, Philip; Chen, Siyan; Loayza, Norman V.; Reynal-Querol, Marta; Adam, Christopher; Collier, Paul;; Davies, Victor A.B.; Kaltani, Linda; Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus; Filmer, Deon; Glewwe, Paul; Dang, Hai-Anh Hoang; Disclosed

Postconflict monetary reconstruction (English)

During civil wars governments typically resort to inflation to raise revenue. A model of this phenomenon is presented, estimated, and applied to the choices and constraints faced during the post-conflict period. ... See More +

Journal Article 77565 JAN 01, 2008

Adam, Christopher; Collier, Paul; Davies, Victor A.B. Disclosed

Understanding civil war : evidence and analysis : Africa (English)

The two volumes of Understanding Civil War build upon the World Bank's prior research on conflict and violence, particularly on the work of Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler, whose model of civil war onset has sparked much discussion on the relationship between conflict and development in what came to be known as the "greed" versus "grievance" debate. ... See More +

Publication 34411 AUG 22, 2005

Collier, Paul [editor]; Sambanis, Nicholas [editor] Disclosed

Understanding civil war : evidence and analysis (Vol. 2) : Europe, Central Asia, and other regions (English)

The two volumes of Understanding Civil War build upon the World Bank's prior research on conflict and violence, particularly on the work of Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler, whose model of civil war onset has sparked much discussion on the relationship between conflict and development in what came to be known as the "greed" versus "grievance" debate. ... See More +

Publication 34411 AUG 22, 2005

Collier, Paul [editor]; Sambanis, Nicholas [editor] Disclosed

El desafio global de lose conflictos locales (Spanish)

Almost all wars in actuality are civil wars. While wars between nations attract the most attention, it is civil strife that is more common and likely to last many more years. ... See More +

Publication 34858 APR 30, 2005

Collier, Paul; Conte, Christopher R. Disclosed

Risk sharing in labor markets (English)

Empirical work in labor economics has focused on rent sharing as an explanation for the observed correlation between wages and profitability. The alternative explanation of risk sharing between workers and employers has not been tested. ... See More +

Journal Article 77416 SEP 01, 2003

Bigsten, Arne; Collier, Paul; Dercon, Stefan; Fafchamps, Marcel; Gauthier, Bernard; Gunning, Jan Willem; Oduro, Abena; Oostendorp, Remco; Pattillo, Cat Disclosed

Breaking the conflict trap : civil war and development policy (English)

Civil war conflict is a core development issue. The existence of civil war can dramatically slow a country's development process, especially in low-income countries, which are more vulnerable to civil war conflict. ... See More +

Publication 26121 MAY 31, 2003

Collier, Paul; Elliott, V. L.; Hegre, Havard; Hoeffler, Anke; Reynal-Querol, Marta; Sambanis, Nicholas Spanish

The World Bank economic review 17 (3) (English)

Macro and micro perspectives of growth and poverty in Africa; by Luc Christiaensen, Lionel Demery, and Stefano Paternostro. Risk sharing in labor markets; by Arne Bigsten, Paul Collier, Stefan Dercon, Marcel Fafchamps, Remco Oostendorp, Cathy Pattilo, Mans Soderbom, Francis Teal, and Albert Zeufack. ... See More +

Publication 28411 JAN 01, 2003

Winters, L. Alan [editor]; Christiaensen, Luc; Demery, Lionel; Paternostro, Stefano; Bigsten, Arne; Collier, Paul; Dercon, Stefan; Fafchamps, Marcel; Gauthier, Bernard; Gunning, Jam Willem; Oduro, Abena; Oostendorp, Remco; Pattillo, Cathy; Soderbom, Mans; Teal, Francis; Zeufack, Albert; Wilson, John S.; Mann, Catherine L.; Otsuki, Tsunehiro; Gomez-Lobo, Andres; Contreras, Dante; Birdsall, Nancy; Claessens, Stijn; Diwan, Ishac

Breaking the conflict trap : civil war and development policy : Guerra civil y politicas de desarrollo (Spanish)

Civil war conflict is a core development issue. The existence of civil war can dramatically slow a country's development process, especially in low-income countries, which are more vulnerable to civil war conflict. ... See More +

Publication 26121 JAN 01, 2003

Collier, Paul; Elliott, V. L.; Hegre, Havard; Hoeffler, Anke; Reynal-Querol, Marta; Sambanis, Nicholas English Disclosed

Breaking the conflict trap : civil war and development policy (English)

Most wars are now civil wars. Even though international wars attract enormous global attention, they have become infrequent and brief. Civil wars usually attract less attention, but they have become increasingly common and typically go on for years. ... See More +

Publication 56793 JAN 01, 2003

Collier, Paul; Elliott, V. L.; Hegre, Havard; Hoeffler, Anke; Reynal-Querol, Marta; Sambanis, Nicholas Disclosed

Military expenditure - threats, aid, and arms races (English)

Using global data for the period 1960-99, the authors estimate neighborhood arms races. They find that the level of military expenditure is strongly influenced by the expenditure of neighbors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2927 NOV 30, 2002

Collier, Paul; Hoeffler, Anke

Aid, policy, and growth in post-conflict societies (English)

Countries emerging from civil war attract both aid and policy advice. This paper provides the first systematic empirical analysis of aid and policy reform in the post-conflict growth process. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2902 OCT 31, 2002

Collier, Paul; Hoeffler, Anke

Density versus quality in health care provision : using household data to make budgetary choices in Ethiopia (English)

Usage of health facilities in Ethiopia is among the lowest in the world; raising usage rates is probably critical for improving health outcomes. ... See More +

Journal Article 77393 SEP 01, 2002

Collier, Paul; Dercon, Stefan; Mackinnon, John Disclosed

Aid, policy and growth in post-conflict countries (English)

This Note analyzes the role of aid in the economic recovery of countries emerging from a violent conflict. Empirical evidence suggests that post-conflict situations should be treated as specific cases with special characteristics. ... See More +

Newsletter 25566 APR 30, 2002

Collier, Paul

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Pioneering Firms in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States : Why and How Development Finance Institutions Should Support Them (English)
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MAR 11, 2019 WPS8774 Policy Research Working Paper
The cost of road infrastructure in low and middle income countries (English)
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SEP 02, 2015 WPS7408 Policy Research Working Paper
Housing and urbanization in Africa : unleashing a formal market process (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6871 Policy Research Working Paper
Housing and urbanization in Africa : unleashing a formal market process (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 84253 Working Paper
What explains aid project success in post-conflict situations ? (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 WPS5418 Policy Research Working Paper
Growth strategies for Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 57709 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The World Bank economic review 22 (1) (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 51345 Publication
Postconflict monetary reconstruction (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 77565 Journal Article
Understanding civil war : evidence and analysis : Africa (English)
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AUG 22, 2005 34411 Publication
Understanding civil war : evidence and analysis (Vol. 2) : Europe, Central Asia, and other regions (English)
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AUG 22, 2005 34411 Publication
El desafio global de lose conflictos locales (Spanish)
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APR 30, 2005 34858 Publication
Risk sharing in labor markets (English)
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SEP 01, 2003 77416 Journal Article
Breaking the conflict trap : civil war and development policy (English)
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MAY 31, 2003 26121 Publication Spanish
The World Bank economic review 17 (3) (English)
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JAN 01, 2003 28411 Publication
Breaking the conflict trap : civil war and development policy : Guerra civil y politicas de desarrollo (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2003 26121 Publication English
Breaking the conflict trap : civil war and development policy (English)
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JAN 01, 2003 56793 Publication
Military expenditure - threats, aid, and arms races (English)
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NOV 30, 2002 WPS2927 Policy Research Working Paper
Aid, policy, and growth in post-conflict societies (English)
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OCT 31, 2002 WPS2902 Policy Research Working Paper
Density versus quality in health care provision : using household data to make budgetary choices in Ethiopia (English)
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SEP 01, 2002 77393 Journal Article
Aid, policy and growth in post-conflict countries (English)
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APR 30, 2002 25566 Newsletter