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Expediting trade : Impact evaluation of Serbia’s in-house clearance program (English)

Reforms of national customs agencies are supported by increasingamounts of development aid. However, there have been very fewformal evaluations of their effectiveness. ... See More +

Brief 116522 JUN 01, 2017

Hillberry,Russell Henry; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Berg,Claudia N.; Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra Disclosed

Review article : transport policies and development (English)

This survey reviews the current state of the economic literature, assessing the impact of transportinvestments and policies on growth, inclusion, and sustainability in a developing country context. ... See More +

Journal Article 115263 JAN 01, 2017

Berg,Claudia N.; Deichmann,Uwe; Liu,Yishen; Selod,Harris Disclosed

Roads and rural development in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper assesses the relation between access to markets and cultivated land in Sub-Saharan Africa. Making use of a geo-referenced panel over three decades (1970-2005) during which the road network was significantly improved, the analysis finds a modest but significant positive association between increased market accessibility and local cropland expansion. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7729 JUN 27, 2016

Berg,Claudia N.; Blankespoor,Brian; Selod,Harris Disclosed

Expediting trade : impact evaluation of an in-house clearance program (English)

Despite the importance of trade facilitation as an area of trade and development policy, there have been very few impact evaluations of specific trade facilitation reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7708 JUN 20, 2016

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Berg,Claudia N. Disclosed

Highways to success or byways to waste : estimating the economic benefits of roads in Africa (English)

This study develops and tests new approaches to the planning of infrastructure to maximize benefits and minimize negative externalities, particularly in rural areas. ... See More +

Publication 99897 SEP 30, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel Disclosed

Transport policies and development (English)

This survey reviews the current state of the economic literature, assessing the impact of transport policies on growth, inclusion, and sustainability in a developing country context. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7366 JUL 14, 2015

Berg,Claudia N.; Deichmann,Uwe; Liu,Yishen; Selod,Harris Disclosed

Infrastructure in conflict-prone and fragile environments : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

In conflict-prone situations, access to markets is necessary to restore economic growth and generate the preconditions for peace and reconstruction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7273 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel Disclosed

Agricultural technology choice and transport (English)

This paper addresses an old and recurring theme in development economics: the slow adoption of new technologies by farmers in many developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7272 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel Disclosed

Transport infrastructure and welfare : an application to Nigeria (English)

Transport infrastructure is deemed to be central to development and consumes a large fraction of the development assistance envelope. Yet there is debate about the economic impact of road projects. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7271 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel Disclosed

Microfinance and moneylenders : long-run effects of MFIs on informal credit market in Bangladesh (English)

Using two surveys from Bangladesh, this paper provides evidence on the effects of microfinance competition on village moneylender interest rates and households' dependence on informal credit. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6619 SEP 01, 2013

Berg, Claudia; Emran, M. Shahe; Shilpi, Forhad Disclosed