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Underreporting of gender-based violence in Kerala, India : an application of the list randomization method (English)

This paper analyzes the incidence and extent to which domestic violence and physical harassment on public/private buses is underreported in Kerala, India, using the list randomization technique. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8044 APR 26, 2017

Joseph,George; Javaid,Syed Usman; Andres,Luis Alberto; Chellaraj,Gnanaraj; Solotaroff,Jennifer; Rajan,Sebastian Irudaya Disclosed

Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (English)

Latin America and the Caribbean does not have the infrastructure it needs, or deserves, given its income. Many argue that the solution is to spend more; by contrast, this report has one main message: Latin America can dramatically narrow its infrastructure service gap by spending efficiently on the right things. ... See More +

Working Paper 114110 APR 06, 2017

Fay,Marianne; Andres,Luis Alberto; Fox,Charles James Edward; Narloch,Ulf Gerrit; Straub,Stephane; Slawson,Michael Alan Disclosed

Precarious drop : reassessing patterns of female labor force participation in India (English)

This paper uses successive rounds of National Sample Survey Organization data from 1993-94 to 2011-12, and draws from census data. This paper (i) provides a description of nearly two decades of patterns and trends in female labor force participation in India; (ii) estimates the extent of the recent decline in female labor force participation; and (iii) examines and assesses the contribution of various demographic and socioeconomic factors in explaining the female labor force participation decision and the recent the drop. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8024 APR 04, 2017

Andres,Luis Alberto; Dasgupta,Basab; Joseph,George; Abraham,Vinoj; Correia,Maria C. Disclosed

Sustainability of demand responsive approaches to rural water supply : the case of Kerala (English)

This paper presents the findings of an impact evaluation to assess the performance and sustainability of the demand responsive community-based approach toward rural water supply in the state of Kerala, India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8025 APR 04, 2017

Andres,Luis Alberto; Deb,Saubhik; Gambrill,Martin P.; Giannone,Elisa; Joseph,George; Kannath,Pramod; Kumar,Manish; Kurian,P.K.; Many,Rajesh; Muwonge,Abdu Disclosed

Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (Vol. 2) : sumário executivo (Portuguese)

Latin America and the Caribbean does not have the infrastructure it needs, or deserves, given its income. Many argue that the solution is to spend more; by contrast, this report has one main message: Latin America can dramatically narrow its infrastructure service gap by spending efficiently on the right things. ... See More +

Working Paper 114110 APR 01, 2017

Fay,Marianne; Andres,Luis Alberto; Fox,Charles James Edward; Narloch,Ulf Gerrit; Straub,Stephane; Slawson,Michael Alan Spanish Disclosed

Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (Vol. 2) : resumen ejecutivo (Spanish)

Latin America and the Caribbean does not have the infrastructure it needs, or deserves, given its income. Many argue that the solution is to spend more; by contrast, this report has one main message: Latin America can dramatically narrow its infrastructure service gap by spending efficiently on the right things. ... See More +

Working Paper 114110 JAN 01, 2017

Fay,Marianne; Andres,Luis Alberto; Fox,Charles James Edward; Narloch,Ulf Gerrit; Straub,Stephane; Slawson,Michael Alan Portuguese Disclosed

Improving the performance of electricity and water and sanitation utilities in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper is a synthesis of the findings of reports that look at the drivers of performance in energy and water utilities in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper 108744 OCT 01, 2016

Van Den Berg,Caroline; Antmann,Pedro; Heymans,Christiaan; Danilenko,Alexander V.; Andres,Luis Alberto; Shukla,Sameer; Goksu,Amanda McMahon; Kingdom,William D.; Damania,Richard; Bakalian,Alexander E.; Kamkwalala,Jonathan S.; Bahuguna,Aroha; Wit,Joeri Frederik de; Cubas,Diana Disclosed

A methodological framework for prioritizing infrastructure investment (English)

Policy makers are often confronted with a myriad of factors in the investment decision-making process. This issue is particularly acute in infrastructure investment decisions, as these often involve significant financial resources and lock-in technologies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7433 OCT 06, 2015

Andres,Luis Alberto; Biller,Dan; Herrera Dappe,Matias Disclosed

India : how many toilets does it take to improve health? (English)

Access to proper sanitation helps keep children healthy, but millions of people in the developing world still practice open defecation, putting children at risk. ... See More +

Brief 96568 MAR 01, 2015

Andres,Luis Alberto; Briceno,Bertha; Chase,Claire; Echenique Henning,Juan Agustin Disclosed

A dynamic spatial model of rural-urban transformation with public goods (English)

This paper develops a dynamic model that explains the pattern of population and production allocation in an economy with an urban location and a rural one. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7051 OCT 01, 2014

Biller, Dan; Andres, Luis; Cuberes, David Disclosed

Infrastructure gap in South Asia : inequality of access to infrastructure services (English)

The South Asia region is home to the largest pool of individuals living under the poverty line, coupled with a fast-growing population. The importance of access to basic infrastructure services on welfare and the quality of life is clear. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7033 SEP 01, 2014

Biller, Dan; Andres, Luis; Dappe, Matias Herrera Disclosed

Infrastructure gap in South Asia : infrastructure needs, prioritization, and financing (English)

If the South Asia region hopes to meet its development goals and not risk slowing down or even halting growth, poverty alleviation, and shared prosperity, it is essential to make closing its huge infrastructure gap a priority. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7032 SEP 01, 2014

Andres, Luis; Biller, Dan; Dappe, Matias Herrera Disclosed

Measuring the effect of internet adoption on paper consumption (English)

A large fraction of the total supply of paper is produced with technologies that have serious adverse consequences on the environment and cause significant health problems, such as cancer. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6965 JUL 01, 2014

Andres, Luis; Zentner, Alejandro; Zentner, Joaquin Disclosed

Sharing prosperity by closing South Asia's infrastructure gap (English)

While South Asia's average gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the past decade was only slightly lower than in East Asia and the Pacific, the region significantly lags behind in terms of infrastructure access. ... See More +

Brief 88928 JUN 01, 2014

Biller, Dan; Andres, Luis; Dappe, Matias Herrera; Basnyat, Ashma Disclosed

Sanitation and externalities : evidence from early childhood health in rural India (English)

This paper estimates two sources of benefits related to sanitation infrastructure access on early childhood health: a direct benefit a household receives when moving from open to fixed-point defecation or from unimproved sanitation to improved sanitation, and an external benefit (externality) produced by the neighborhood's access to sanitation infrastructure. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6737 JAN 01, 2014

Andres, Luis A.; Briceno, Bertha; Chase, Claire; Echenique, Juan A. Disclosed

Reducing poverty by closing South Asia's infrastructure gap (English)

Despite recent rapid growth and poverty reduction, the South Asia Region (SAR) continues to suffer from a combination of insufficient economic growth, slow urbanization, and huge infrastructure gaps that together could jeopardize future progress. ... See More +

Working Paper 86432 DEC 01, 2013

Andres, Luis; Biller, Dan; Dappe, Matias Herrera Disclosed

The effects of country risk and conflict on infrastructure PPPs (English)

Through an empirical analysis of the relationship between private participation in infrastructure and country risk, the paper shows that country risk ratings are a reliable predictor of infrastructure investment levels in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6569 AUG 01, 2013

Araya, Gonzalo; Schwartz, Jordan; Andres, Luis Disclosed

The impact of government support on firm R&D investments : a meta-analysis (English)

This paper applies meta-analysis techniques to a sample of 37 studies published during 2004-2011. These papers assess the impact of direct subsidies on business research and development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6532 JUL 01, 2013

Correa, Paulo; Andres, Luis; Borja-Vega, Christian Disclosed

Uncovering the drivers of utility performance : lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean on the role of the private sector, regulation, and governance in the power, water, and telecommunication sectors : Main report (English)

This book conducts a micro-level analysis of various determinants of infrastructure sector performance that affect development. This book focuses on the distribution segment of three basic infrastructure services: electricity, water and sanitation, and fixed telecommunications. ... See More +

Publication 78679 JUN 07, 2013

Andres,Luis Alberto; Guasch, J. Luis; Schwartz,Jordan Z. Disclosed

Uncovering the drivers of utility performance : lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean on the role of the private sector, regulation, and governance in the power, water, and telecommunication sectors (Vol. 2) : Sumário executivo (Portuguese)

This book conducts a micro-level analysis of various determinants of infrastructure sector performance that affect development. This book focuses on the distribution segment of three basic infrastructure services: electricity, water and sanitation, and fixed telecommunications. ... See More +

Publication 78679 JUN 07, 2013

Andres,Luis Alberto; Guasch, J. Luis; Schwartz,Jordan Z. Spanish Disclosed

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Underreporting of gender-based violence in Kerala, India : an application of the list randomization method (English)
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APR 26, 2017 WPS8044 Policy Research Working Paper
Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (English)
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APR 06, 2017 114110 Working Paper
Precarious drop : reassessing patterns of female labor force participation in India (English)
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APR 04, 2017 WPS8024 Policy Research Working Paper
Sustainability of demand responsive approaches to rural water supply : the case of Kerala (English)
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APR 04, 2017 WPS8025 Policy Research Working Paper
Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (Vol. 2) : sumário executivo (Portuguese)
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APR 01, 2017 114110 Working Paper Spanish
Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (Vol. 2) : resumen ejecutivo (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2017 114110 Working Paper Portuguese
Improving the performance of electricity and water and sanitation utilities in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 108744 Working Paper
A methodological framework for prioritizing infrastructure investment (English)
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OCT 06, 2015 WPS7433 Policy Research Working Paper
India : how many toilets does it take to improve health? (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 96568 Brief
A dynamic spatial model of rural-urban transformation with public goods (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7051 Policy Research Working Paper
Infrastructure gap in South Asia : inequality of access to infrastructure services (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7033 Policy Research Working Paper
Infrastructure gap in South Asia : infrastructure needs, prioritization, and financing (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7032 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring the effect of internet adoption on paper consumption (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6965 Policy Research Working Paper
Sharing prosperity by closing South Asia's infrastructure gap (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88928 Brief
Sanitation and externalities : evidence from early childhood health in rural India (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6737 Policy Research Working Paper
Reducing poverty by closing South Asia's infrastructure gap (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 86432 Working Paper
The effects of country risk and conflict on infrastructure PPPs (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6569 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of government support on firm R&D investments : a meta-analysis (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 WPS6532 Policy Research Working Paper
Uncovering the drivers of utility performance : lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean on the role of the private sector, regulation, and governance in the power, water, and telecommunication sectors : Main report (English)
See More +
JUN 07, 2013 78679 Publication
Uncovering the drivers of utility performance : lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean on the role of the private sector, regulation, and governance in the power, water, and telecommunication sectors (Vol. 2) : Sumário executivo (Portuguese)
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JUN 07, 2013 78679 Publication Spanish