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Empowering Women Through Equal Land Rights : Experimental Evidence From Rural Uganda (English)

Traditional customary land tenure systems often limit women’s land rights in Sub-Saharan Africa.In an ongoing experiment in rural Uganda, we offered households fully-subsidized land titles and basic information about the benefits of land titling.Providing additional gender information and making the offer conditional on female co-tilting raised the take up of joint titles to about 76 percent and 89 percent, respectively, without dampening overall demand for titling. ... See More +

Brief 135873 APR 01, 2019

Cherchi,Ludovica; Goldstein,Markus P.; Habyarimana,James Paul; Montalvao,Joao; O'Sullivan,Michael B.; Udry,Chris; Gruver,Ariel Rose Disclosed

Political Selection and Bureaucratic Productivity (English)

Economic theory of public bureaucracies as complex organizations predicts that bureaucratic productivity can be shaped by the selection of different types of agents, beyond their incentives. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8673 DEC 12, 2018

Habyarimana,James Paul; Khemani,Stuti; Scot,Thiago Disclosed

Re-Kindling Learning : eReaders in Lagos (English)

Empirical literature on digital technologies for student learning is generally unable to identify separately whether learning gains arise from reciprocity in response to the gift of a valuable gadget (the 'gadget effect') or from increasing exposure to relevant materials (the 'content effect'). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8665 DEC 06, 2018

Habyarimana,James Paul; Sabarwal,Shwetlena Disclosed

Better than most : teacher beliefs about effort and ability in Uganda (English)

Do teachers have accurate beliefs about their effort and ability? This paper explores this through a survey experiment in public-private partnership schools in Uganda, wherein teacher self-beliefs are contrasted with their beliefs about other teachers in the same school. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8440 MAY 14, 2018

Sabarwal,Shwetlena; Kacker,Kanishka; Habyarimana,James Paul Disclosed

Impact of public-private partnerships on private school performance : evidence from a randomized controlled trial in Uganda (English)

This paper estimates the short-term, partial-equilibrium impacts of a public-private partnership program for low-cost private secondary schools in Uganda. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7905 DEC 05, 2016

Barrera-Osorio,Felipe; De Galbert,Pierre Gaspard; Habyarimana,James Paul; Sabarwal,Shwetlena Disclosed

Mobile phone technologies improve adherence to antiretroviral treatment in a resource-limited setting : a randomized controlled trial of text message reminders (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Mobile phone technologies improve adherence to antiretroviral treatment in a resource-limited setting : a randomized controlled trial of text message reminders, conducted between June 2007 to August 2008 in Kenya. ... See More +

Brief 81394 AUG 14, 2013

Pop-Eleches, Christian; Thirumurthy, Harsha; Habyarimana, James; Zivin, Joshua; Goldstein, Markus; Walque, Damien de; Mackeen, Leslie; Haberer, Jessica; Kimaiyo, Sylvester; Sidle, John; Ngare, Duncan; Bangsberg, David Disclosed

The effect of absenteeism and clinic protocol on health outcomes : the case of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Kenya (English)

The authors show that pregnant women whose first clinic visit coincides with the nurse’s attendance are 58 percentage points more likely to test for HIV and 46 percent more likely to deliver in a hospital. ... See More +

Journal Article 92925 APR 01, 2013

Goldstein, Markus; Zivin, Joshua Graff; Habyarimana, James; Pop-Eleches, Cristian; Thirumurthy, Harsha Disclosed

School inputs, household substitution, and test scores (English)

Empirical studies of the relationship between school inputs and test scores typically do not account for household responses to changes in school inputs. ... See More +

Journal Article 92924 APR 01, 2013

Das, Jishnu; Dercon, Stefan; Habyarimana, James; Krishnan, Pramila; Muralidharan, Karthik; Sundararaman, Venkatesh Disclosed

School inputs, household substitution, and test scores (English)

Empirical studies of the relationship between school inputs and test scores typically do not account for the fact that households will respond to changes in school inputs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5629 APR 01, 2011

Das, Jishnu; Dercon, Stefan; Habyarimana, James; Krishnan, Pramila; Muralidharan, Karthik; Sundararaman, Venkatesh Disclosed

Africa development indicators 2010 : silent and lethal - how quiet corruption undermines Africa's development (English)

The corruption that often captures newspaper headlines and provokes worldwide public disapproval is dominated by loud 'big-time corruption,' notably administrative and political corruption at the highest government levels. ... See More +

Publication 53880 APR 27, 2010

Arbache, Jorge Saba; Habyarimana, James; Molini, Vasco Disclosed

Silent and lethal : how quiet corruption undermines Africa's development efforts : Silencieuse et fatale : la corruption discrete entrave les efforts de developpement de l'Afrique (French)

This is an essay from the Africa Development Indicators 2010. The corruption that often captures newspaper headlines and provokes worldwide public disapproval is dominated by loud "big-time corruption," notably administrative and political corruption at the highest government levels. ... See More +

Working Paper 53844 JAN 01, 2010

Arbache, Jorge Saba; Habyarimana, James; Molini, Vasco; English Disclosed

Silent and lethal : how quiet corruption undermines Africa's development efforts (English)

This is an essay from the Africa Development Indicators 2010. The corruption that often captures newspaper headlines and provokes worldwide public disapproval is dominated by loud "big-time corruption," notably administrative and political corruption at the highest government levels. ... See More +

Working Paper 53844 JAN 01, 2010

Arbache, Jorge Saba; Habyarimana, James; Molini, Vasco; French Disclosed

South Africa - an assessment of the investment climate (English)

The objective of the South Africa Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) is to evaluate the investment climate in South Africa in all its operational dimensions and to promote policies to strengthen the private sector. ... See More +

Publication 39990 JAN 01, 2007

Clarke, George R.G.; Habyarimana, James; Ingram, Michael; Kaplan, David; Ramachandran, Vijaya Disclosed

South Africa: an assessment of the investment climate (English)

The objective of the South Africa Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) is to evaluate the investment climate in South Africa in all its operational dimensions and promote policies to strengthen the private sector. ... See More +

Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) 34907 MAY 01, 2006

Clarke, George R.G.; Eifert, Benn; Habyarimana, James; Ingram, Mike; Kapery, Washeelah; Kaplan, David; Schwartz, Matthew; Ramachandran, Vijaya Disclosed

Summary of Madagascar's investment climate assessment (English)

Malagasy's private sector suffers from low productivity, particularly for non-EPZ firms, and a poor business environment which affects the sector as a whole. ... See More +

Brief 33673 SEP 01, 2005

Rossignol, Ivan; Shah, Manju Kedia; Habyarimana, James; Cotton, Linda Disclosed

Summary of Zambia investment climate assessment (English)

The Zambian Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) was conducted to support the Zambian economy as it diversifies away from dependence on volatile copper extraction and enhances the competitiveness of its private sector. ... See More +

Brief 33675 SEP 01, 2005

Chikosi,Constantine; Cotton,Linda; Habyarimana,James Paul; Leechor,Chad; Ramachandran,Vijaya Disclosed

Madagascar - Investment climate assessment : Madagascar - Evaluation du climat des investissements (French)

This report provides an assessment of Madagascar's investment climate, based on a detailed survey of 293 enterprises in the manufacturing sector across Madagascar. ... See More +

Working Paper 35196 JUN 16, 2005

Kedia Shah, Manju; Habyarimana, James; Cotton, Linda; Rossignol, Ivan English Disclosed

Madagascar - Investment climate assessment (English)

This report provides an assessment of Madagascar's investment climate, based on a detailed survey of 293 enterprises in the manufacturing sector across Madagascar. ... See More +

Working Paper 35196 JUN 01, 2005

Kedia Shah, Manju; Habyarimana, James; Cotton, Linda; Rossignol, Ivan French Disclosed

Teacher shocks and student learning : evidence from Zambia (English)

A large literature examines the link between shocks to households and the educational attainment of children. The authors use new data to estimate the impact of shocks to teachers on student learning in mathematics and English. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3602 APR 26, 2005

Das, Jishnu; Dercon, Stefan; Habyarimana, James; Krishnan, Pramila Disclosed

Enhancing the competitiveness of Kenya's manufacturing sector: the role of the investment climate (English)

The objectives of the ICA are to assess the current performance of formal manufacturing firms, to identify the key constraints on their growth and competitiveness, and to prioritize and assess policy priorities to promote private sector development. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33664 NOV 01, 2004

Blattman, Christopher; Cotton, Linda; Desai, Vyjayanti; Elbadawi, Ibrahim; Habyarimana, James; Marchat, Jean Michel; Ramachandran, Vijaya; Shah, Manju Kedia; Ajayi, Kehnide; Kimuyu, Peter; Ngugi, Rose; Bigsten, Arne; Soderbom, Mans Disclosed

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Empowering Women Through Equal Land Rights : Experimental Evidence From Rural Uganda (English)
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APR 01, 2019 135873 Brief
Political Selection and Bureaucratic Productivity (English)
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DEC 12, 2018 WPS8673 Policy Research Working Paper
Re-Kindling Learning : eReaders in Lagos (English)
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DEC 06, 2018 WPS8665 Policy Research Working Paper
Better than most : teacher beliefs about effort and ability in Uganda (English)
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MAY 14, 2018 WPS8440 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of public-private partnerships on private school performance : evidence from a randomized controlled trial in Uganda (English)
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DEC 05, 2016 WPS7905 Policy Research Working Paper
Mobile phone technologies improve adherence to antiretroviral treatment in a resource-limited setting : a randomized controlled trial of text message reminders (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81394 Brief
The effect of absenteeism and clinic protocol on health outcomes : the case of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Kenya (English)
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APR 01, 2013 92925 Journal Article
School inputs, household substitution, and test scores (English)
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APR 01, 2013 92924 Journal Article
School inputs, household substitution, and test scores (English)
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APR 01, 2011 WPS5629 Policy Research Working Paper
Africa development indicators 2010 : silent and lethal - how quiet corruption undermines Africa's development (English)
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APR 27, 2010 53880 Publication
Silent and lethal : how quiet corruption undermines Africa's development efforts : Silencieuse et fatale : la corruption discrete entrave les efforts de developpement de l'Afrique (French)
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JAN 01, 2010 53844 Working Paper English
Silent and lethal : how quiet corruption undermines Africa's development efforts (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 53844 Working Paper French
South Africa - an assessment of the investment climate (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 39990 Publication
South Africa: an assessment of the investment climate (English)
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MAY 01, 2006 34907 Investment Climate Assessment (ICA)
Summary of Madagascar's investment climate assessment (English)
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SEP 01, 2005 33673 Brief
Summary of Zambia investment climate assessment (English)
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SEP 01, 2005 33675 Brief
Madagascar - Investment climate assessment : Madagascar - Evaluation du climat des investissements (French)
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JUN 16, 2005 35196 Working Paper English
Madagascar - Investment climate assessment (English)
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JUN 01, 2005 35196 Working Paper French
Teacher shocks and student learning : evidence from Zambia (English)
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APR 26, 2005 WPS3602 Policy Research Working Paper
Enhancing the competitiveness of Kenya's manufacturing sector: the role of the investment climate (English)
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NOV 01, 2004 33664 Working Paper (Numbered Series)