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Investment Climate Assessment of Bhutan: Removing Constraints to Private Sector Development to Enable the Creation of More and Better Jobs (English)

The 2017 Investment Climate Assessment of Bhutan provides a detailed assessment of firm performance and constraints as they enter, operate, and exit domestic and international markets. ... See More +

Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) 120144 SEP 01, 2017

Santini,Massimiliano; Tran,Trang Thu; Beath,Andrew Disclosed

Afghanistan - Unlocking the potential of horticulture : discussion note and input to agribusiness jobs charter (English)

Afghanistan possesses a rich horticultural history, with a number of unique products, such as dried fruit, that are still renowned in various parts of the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 117202 JUN 28, 2017

Kassim,Suhail Disclosed

Live long and prosper : aging in East Asia and Pacific (English)

The population in East Asia and Pacific is aging rapidly, raising concerns about the implications for the region’s economic future. This report aims to crystallize what is known about the rapidly changing and diverse demographics of East Asian and Pacific countries. ... See More +

Publication 102126 DEC 10, 2015

O'Keefe,Philip B.; Umapathi,Nithin; Somanathan,Aparnaa; Palacios,Robert J.; Giles,John T.; Flochel,Thomas; Van Doorn,Ralph; Pradelli,Juan; Huang,Yang; Moroz,Harry Edmund; Sen,Shonali; Velamuri,Malathi; Hasegawa,Naoko; Ozden,Caglar; Testaverde,Mauro; Tong, Minna Han; Hu,Yuqing; Nakayama,Risa; Beath,Andrew; Ikeda,Yukiyo Disclosed

Live long and prosper : aging in East Asia and Pacific (Chinese)

The population in East Asia and Pacific is aging rapidly, raising concerns about the implications for the region’s economic future. This report aims to crystallize what is known about the rapidly changing and diverse demographics of East Asian and Pacific countries. ... See More +

Publication 102126 DEC 01, 2015

O'Keefe,Philip B.; Umapathi,Nithin; Somanathan,Aparnaa; Palacios,Robert J.; Giles,John T.; Flochel,Thomas; Van Doorn,Ralph; Pradelli,Juan; Huang,Yang; Moroz,Harry Edmund; Sen,Shonali; Velamuri,Malathi; Hasegawa,Naoko; Ozden,Caglar; Testaverde,Mauro; Tong, Minna Han; Hu,Yuqing; Nakayama,Risa; Beath,Andrew; Ikeda,Yukiyo English Disclosed

The national solidarity program : assessing the effects of community-driven development in Afghanistan (English)

Over the past two decades, community-based approaches to project delivery have become a popular means for governments and development agencies to improve the alignment of projects with the needs of rural communities and increase the participation of villagers in project design and implementation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7415 SEP 18, 2015

Beath,Andrew; Christia,Fotini; Enikolopov,Ruben Disclosed

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste - Research and evaluation program : Omnibus baseline survey and process monitoring report (English)

The Omnibus baseline survey and process monitoring report contains the primary findings of the PNDS research and evaluation program. The report is divided into three parts: qualitative and quantitative baseline survey report: this part provides an overview of economic, institutional, and social characteristics of villages in which PNDS will be implemented, but prior to the implementation of PNDS. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS13711 SEP 01, 2015

Miks Muizarajs; Erin Steffen; Yuhki Tajima; Andrew Beath; Prerna Choudhury; Amanda Kuppers; Disclosed

Electoral rules and political selection : theory and evidence from a field experiment in Afghanistan (English)

Voters commonly face a choice between competent candidates and those with policy preferences similar to their own. This paper explores how electoral rules, such as district magnitude, mediate this trade-off and affect the composition of representative bodies and policy outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7361 JUL 13, 2015

Beath,Andrew; Christia,Fotini; Egorov,Georgy; Enikolopov,Ruben Disclosed

Preserving stability and promoting growth (English)

Growth in developing countries is expected to pick up from 4.8 percent in 2013 to 5.0 percent in 2014, 5.4 percent in 2015, and 5.6 percent in 2016. ... See More +

Publication 88180 APR 01, 2014

Ablaza,Christine Marie; Artuso,Fabio; Beath,Andrew; Chua,Karl Kendrick Tiu; Clarke,Julian Latimer; Coates,Brendan Mark; Epetia, Tina; Hofman,Bert; Hu,Bingjie; Limkin,Joseph Louie C.; Lord,Montague; Mansour,Wael; Mishra,Deepak K.; Ollero,Antonio M.; Punongbayan,Jan Carlo Borruel; Rahardja,Sjamsu; Record,Richard James Lowden; Sabarillo,Anthony; Shetty,Sudhir; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Wihardja,Maria Monica Disclosed

Bridging the development gap : ASEAN equitable development monitor 2014 (English)

Since the Asian Financial Crisis in the late 1990s and through the Global Financial Crisis of the last decade, commendable progress has been made by the member states of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in improving economic and human development outcomes both within each country and across countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 95731 JAN 01, 2014

Beath,Andrew; Hirano,Yumeka; Montesclaros,Jose Ma Luis Pangalangan Disclosed

International mitigation and development in East Asia and the Pacific (English)

International migration in East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) has historically been extra regional. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, numerous Japanese and Chinese migrants left for the Americas in search of better economic opportunities. ... See More +

Publication 91636 JAN 01, 2014

Ahsan,Ahmad; Abella,Manolo; Beath,Andrew; Hua Disclosed

Randomized impact evaluation of Afghanistan's national solidarity program : executive summary of the final report (Dari)

The National Solidarity Program (NSP) is the largest development program in Afghanistan. Since its inauguration in 2003, NSP has established 32,000 community development councils (CDCs) across 361 districts in all of Afghanistan's 34 provinces and has financed nearly 65,000 development projects. ... See More +

Brief 81251 SEP 26, 2013

Beath, Andrew; Christia, Fotini; Enikolopov, Ruben Pashto, English Disclosed

Randomized impact evaluation of Afghanistan's national solidarity program : executive summary of the final report (English)

The National Solidarity Program (NSP) is the largest development program in Afghanistan. Since its inauguration in 2003, NSP has established 32,000 community development councils (CDCs) across 361 districts in all of Afghanistan's 34 provinces and has financed nearly 65,000 development projects. ... See More +

Brief 81251 SEP 18, 2013

Beath, Andrew; Christia, Fotini; Enikolopov, Ruben Pashto, Dari Disclosed

Direct democracy and resource allocation experimental evidence from Afghanistan (English)

This brief summarizes the direct democracy and resource allocation experimental evidence from Afghanistan for the period 2002-present, program implementation in a village can take up to 3 years. ... See More +

Brief 81237 AUG 14, 2013

Beath, Andrew; Christina, Fotini; Enikolopov, Ruben Disclosed

Empowering women evidence from a field experiment in Afghanistan (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Empowering women evidence from a field experiment in Afghanistan, conducted in the year between 2007 and 2008, in Afghanistan. ... See More +

Brief 81314 AUG 14, 2013

Beath, Andrew; Christina, Fotini; Enikolopov, Ruben Disclosed

Randomized impact evaluation of Afghanistan's national solidarity programme (English)

The National Solidarity Programme (NSP) is the largest development program in Afghanistan. Since its inauguration in 2003, NSP has established 32,000 Community Development Councils (CDCs) across 361 districts in all of Afghanistan's 34 provinces and has financed nearly 65,000 development projects. ... See More +

Other Rural Study 81107 JUL 01, 2013

Beath, Andrew; Christia, Fotini; Enikolopov, Ruben Disclosed

Do elected councils improve governance ? experimental evidence on local institutions in Afghanistan (English)

Using data from a field experiment in 500 villages, this paper studies how local institutions affect the quality of governance, as measured by aid distribution outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6510 JUN 01, 2013

Beath, Andrew; Christia, Fotini; Enikolopov, Ruben Disclosed

Randomized impact evaluation of Afghanistan's national solidarity program : executive summary of the final report (Pashto)

The National Solidarity Program (NSP) is the largest development program in Afghanistan. Since its inauguration in 2003, NSP has established 32,000 community development councils (CDCs) across 361 districts in all of Afghanistan's 34 provinces and has financed nearly 65,000 development projects. ... See More +

Brief 81251 MAY 01, 2013

Beath, Andrew; Christia, Fotini; Enikolopov, Ruben Dari, English Disclosed

Afghanistan in transition : looking beyond 2014 (English)

Afghanistan will experience a major security and development transition over the next three years. At the Kabul and Lisbon Conferences in 2010, the North Atlantic treaty organization and the Afghan government agreed that full responsibility for security would be handed over to the Afghan National Security Forces by the end of 2014. ... See More +

Publication 75848 FEB 28, 2013

Hogg, Richard; Nassif, Claudia; Osorio, Camilo Gomez; Byrd, William; Beath, Andrew Disclosed

Empowering women : evidence from a field experiment in Afghanistan (English)

In societies with widespread gender discrimination, development programs that encourage female participation in local governance can potentially redress gender imbalances in economic, political, and social outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6269 NOV 01, 2012

Beath, Andrew; Christia, Fotini; Enikolopov, Ruben Disclosed

Winning hearts and minds through development ? evidence from a field experiment in Afghanistan (English)

In areas afflicted by civil conflict, development projects can potentially serve an important counterinsurgency function by redressing grievances of marginalized groups and reducing violence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6129 JUL 01, 2012

Beath, Andrew; Christia, Fotini; Enikolopov, Ruben Disclosed

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Investment Climate Assessment of Bhutan: Removing Constraints to Private Sector Development to Enable the Creation of More and Better Jobs (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 120144 Investment Climate Assessment (ICA)
Afghanistan - Unlocking the potential of horticulture : discussion note and input to agribusiness jobs charter (English)
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JUN 28, 2017 117202 Working Paper
Live long and prosper : aging in East Asia and Pacific (English)
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DEC 10, 2015 102126 Publication
Live long and prosper : aging in East Asia and Pacific (Chinese)
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DEC 01, 2015 102126 Publication English
The national solidarity program : assessing the effects of community-driven development in Afghanistan (English)
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SEP 18, 2015 WPS7415 Policy Research Working Paper
Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste - Research and evaluation program : Omnibus baseline survey and process monitoring report (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 ACS13711 Working Paper
Electoral rules and political selection : theory and evidence from a field experiment in Afghanistan (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 WPS7361 Policy Research Working Paper
Preserving stability and promoting growth (English)
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APR 01, 2014 88180 Publication
Bridging the development gap : ASEAN equitable development monitor 2014 (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 95731 Working Paper
International mitigation and development in East Asia and the Pacific (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 91636 Publication
Randomized impact evaluation of Afghanistan's national solidarity program : executive summary of the final report (Dari)
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SEP 26, 2013 81251 Brief Pashto, English
Randomized impact evaluation of Afghanistan's national solidarity program : executive summary of the final report (English)
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SEP 18, 2013 81251 Brief Pashto, Dari
Direct democracy and resource allocation experimental evidence from Afghanistan (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81237 Brief
Empowering women evidence from a field experiment in Afghanistan (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81314 Brief
Randomized impact evaluation of Afghanistan's national solidarity programme (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 81107 Other Rural Study
Do elected councils improve governance ? experimental evidence on local institutions in Afghanistan (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6510 Policy Research Working Paper
Randomized impact evaluation of Afghanistan's national solidarity program : executive summary of the final report (Pashto)
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MAY 01, 2013 81251 Brief Dari, English
Afghanistan in transition : looking beyond 2014 (English)
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FEB 28, 2013 75848 Publication
Empowering women : evidence from a field experiment in Afghanistan (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 WPS6269 Policy Research Working Paper
Winning hearts and minds through development ? evidence from a field experiment in Afghanistan (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 WPS6129 Policy Research Working Paper