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The Washington consensus : assessing a damaged brand (English)

The authors analyze the Washington Consensus, which at its original formulation reflected views not only from Washington, but also from Latin America. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5316 MAY 01, 2010

de la Torre, Augusto; Caicedo, Felipe Valencia; Birdsall, Nancy

Policy selectivity forgone: debt and donor behavior in Africa (English)

Authors assess the dynamics behind the high net resource transfers by donors and creditors to Sub-Saharan African countries. Analyzing the determinants of overall net transfers for a panel of 37 recipient countries in 1978-98, Authors find that country policies mattered little. ... See More +

Journal Article 77415 SEP 01, 2003

Diwan, Ishac; Birdsall, Nancy; Claessens, Stijn

Development outreach 5 (1) : the private sector building econimic growth : Development outreach 5 (1) (English)

The private sector drives economic growth; by Joseph O'Keefe. The distributional impact of privatization; by John Nellis and Nancy Birdsall. Where do we stand today with private infrastructure? ... See More +

Newsletter 33745 MAR 01, 2003

O Keefe, Joseph; Cranmer, Ziba; Stepenhurst, Rick; Nellis, John; Neto, Salas; McNeil. Mary [editor]; Lubrano, Mike; Birdsall, Nancy; Trifonova, Elika; Klein, Michael; Rosen, Harold; MacDonell, Roderick; Terry, Donald F.; Twose, Nigel

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

Development outreach 3 (1) : the quality of growth : Development outreach 3 (1) (English)

The quality of growth: key to less poverty and better lives for all; by Vinod Tomas, Mansoor Dailami, Ashok Dhareshwar, Daniel Kaufmann, Nalin Kishor, Ramon Lopez, and Yan Wang. ... See More +

Newsletter 23210 DEC 31, 2001

McNeil, Mary [editor]; Thomas, Vinod; Dailami, Mansoor; Dhareshwar, Ashok; Kaufmann, Daniel; Kishor, Nalin; Lopez, Ramon; Yan Wang; Bandyopadhyay, Sudeshna; Birdsall, Nancy; Agarwal, Anil; Litan, Robert E.; Naidoo, Kumi; Moreno Ocampo, Luis; Calvo, Sara

Annual World Bank Conference on development economics - 2000 (English)

These are the proceedings of the Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics, which gathers the global perspective of scholars, and practitioners of development policy from academic life, government, and the private sector. ... See More +

Publication 23244 JUL 31, 2001

Pleskovic, Boris; Stern, Nicholas [editors]; Karlsson, Mats; Stiglitz, Joseph E.; Sachs, Jeffrey; Kornai, Janos; Collier, Paul; Rodrik, Dani; Birdsall, Nancy; Bourguignon, Francois; Fukunari Kimura; Gunning, Jan Willem; Hoff, Karla; Easterly, William; Islam, Roumeen; Caballero, Ricardo J.; Hammour, Mohamad L.; Banerjee, Abhijit V.; Sakakibar, Eisuke; Lederman, Daniel; Menendez, Ana Maria; Perry, Guillermo; Dyck, I.J.Alexander; Roland, Gerard; Orszag, J. Michael; Orszag, Peter R.; Attanasio, Orazio P.; Szekely, Miguel; Holzman, Robert

Development outreach 2 (2) : Esther Dyson on the internet in Russia - bridging the digital divide : reports from Davos and the White House (English)

What our readers think: the carrot is better than the stick, by Nancy Birdsall and Peter Hakim. Development news: new highlights on development issues from around the world. ... See More +

Newsletter 21719 JAN 01, 2000

Birdsall, Nancy; Hakim, Peter; Cage, John; Greenspan, Alan; Dyson, Esther; Quaynor, Nii Narku; Berry, Ron; Sostmann, Rafael Rangel; Al-Hameed, Muhammad Abd; McNamara, Kerry Stephen; Kenny, Charles; Utz, Anuja Adhar; Brown, Mark Malloch; Tooker, Gary

The World Bank economic review 9(3) (English)

The Soviet economic decline. William Easterly and Stanley Fischer Contingent valuation and actual behavior: predicting connections to new water systems in the State of Kerala, India. ... See More +

Publication 15176 SEP 30, 1995

Easterly, William; Fischer, Stanley; Griffin, Charles C.; Briscoe, John; Singh, Bhanwar; Ramasubban, Radhika; Bhatia, Ramesh; Cukierman, Alex; Webb, Steven B.; de Melo, Martha; Ofer, Gur; Sander, Olga; Velenchik, Ann D.; Birdsall, Nancy; Ross, David; Sabot, Richard; Ranis, Gustav

Swimming against the tide: strategies for improving equity in health (English)

The evidence shows that government spending for health in many developing countries benefits the well-to-do more than the poor. However, a combination of favorable political forces and sound public policies can shift the focus of government expenditures toward the poor. ... See More +

Human Capital Working Paper 14567 MAY 31, 1995

Birdsall, Nancy; Hecht, Robert

Employment and development : roundtable discussion (English)

The roundtable discussion on employment and development was designed to address some of the issues central to the forthcoming World Development Report 1995. ... See More +

Publication 14440 MAR 31, 1995

Birdsall, Nancy; Collier, Paul; Freeman, Richard B.; Pissarides, Christopher A.

Does results and development (R & D) contribute to economic growth in developing countries? (English)

Using UNESCO data for research and development (R&D) expenditures and personnel, the authors document international differences in R&D activities and assess the determinants of these differences and the link between R&D and economic growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1221 NOV 30, 1993

Rhee, Changyong; Birdsall, Nancy

Population growth, externalities, and poverty (English)

The authors review the implications for social policy in developing countries of two major justifications for fertility reduction: the externality argument and the income redistribution argument. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1158 JUL 31, 1993

Birdsall, Nancy; Griffin, Charles

Social development is economic development (English)

The author makes four main points in this paper: (1) social development, in addition to improving human welfare directly, is an excellent investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1123 APR 30, 1993

Birdsall, Nancy

Social development is economic development (English)

Social development, in addition to improving human welfare directly, is an excellent investment -- in terms of its contribution to economic growth. ... See More +

Human Capital Working Paper 12185 MAR 31, 1993

Birdsall, Nancy

Another look at population and global warming (English)

The author addresses two questions: First, how much could feasible reductions in projected rates of population growth in the developing countries help reduce greenhouse gas emissions? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1020 NOV 30, 1992

Birdsall, Nancy

Health, government, and the poor : the case for the private sector (English)

The authors present a case for user charges and some privatization of health care in developing countries. They demonstrate that - consistent with public choice theory - government actions in the health sector are neither equitable nor efficient in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS938 JUL 31, 1992

Birdsall, Nancy; James, Estelle

Unfair advantage : labor market discrimination in developing countries (English)

This report concerns labor market discrimination. The studies apply, in African, Asian and Latin American settings, econometric tools developed to measure and analyze discrimination in high income countries. ... See More +

Publication 10365 DEC 31, 1991

Birdsall, Nancy; Sabot, Richard [editors]

Health and development : what can research contribute? (English)

This survey of the state of research on relations between health and economic development discusses first research on how development affects health and then research on how health affects development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS545 NOV 30, 1990

Birdsall, Nancy

Efficiency and equity in social spending : how and why governments misbehave (English)

A hot issue in development economics is how much to rely on user charges and private organizations to provide such social services as health and education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS274 MAY 31, 1990

Birdsall, Nancy; James, Estelle

Incentives for small families : concepts and issues (English)

This paper examines the benefits and costs of client-targeted family planning incentives - public policies providing specified rewards of penalties for specified fertility-related behavior. ... See More +

Publication 14365 JAN 01, 1990

Chomitz, Kenneth M.; Birdsall, Nancy

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The Washington consensus : assessing a damaged brand (English)
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MAY 01, 2010 WPS5316 Policy Research Working Paper
Policy selectivity forgone: debt and donor behavior in Africa (English)
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SEP 01, 2003 77415 Journal Article
Development outreach 5 (1) : the private sector building econimic growth : Development outreach 5 (1) (English)
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MAR 01, 2003 33745 Newsletter
The World Bank economic review 17 (3) (English)
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JAN 01, 2003 28411 Publication
Development outreach 3 (1) : the quality of growth : Development outreach 3 (1) (English)
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DEC 31, 2001 23210 Newsletter
Annual World Bank Conference on development economics - 2000 (English)
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JUL 31, 2001 23244 Publication
Development outreach 2 (2) : Esther Dyson on the internet in Russia - bridging the digital divide : reports from Davos and the White House (English)
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JAN 01, 2000 21719 Newsletter
The World Bank economic review 9(3) (English)
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SEP 30, 1995 15176 Publication
Swimming against the tide: strategies for improving equity in health (English)
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MAY 31, 1995 14567 Human Capital Working Paper
Employment and development : roundtable discussion (English)
See More +
MAR 31, 1995 14440 Publication
Does results and development (R & D) contribute to economic growth in developing countries? (English)
See More +
NOV 30, 1993 WPS1221 Policy Research Working Paper
Population growth, externalities, and poverty (English)
See More +
JUL 31, 1993 WPS1158 Policy Research Working Paper
Social development is economic development (English)
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APR 30, 1993 WPS1123 Policy Research Working Paper
Social development is economic development (English)
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MAR 31, 1993 12185 Human Capital Working Paper
Another look at population and global warming (English)
See More +
NOV 30, 1992 WPS1020 Policy Research Working Paper
Health, government, and the poor : the case for the private sector (English)
See More +
JUL 31, 1992 WPS938 Policy Research Working Paper
Unfair advantage : labor market discrimination in developing countries (English)
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DEC 31, 1991 10365 Publication
Health and development : what can research contribute? (English)
See More +
NOV 30, 1990 WPS545 Policy Research Working Paper
Efficiency and equity in social spending : how and why governments misbehave (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 1990 WPS274 Policy Research Working Paper
Incentives for small families : concepts and issues (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 1990 14365 Publication