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Making politics work for development : harnessing transparency and citizen engagement (English)

Too often, government leaders fail to adopt and implement policies that they know are necessary for sustained economic development. They are encumbered by adverse political incentives, which prevent them from selecting good policies, and they run the risk of losing office should they try to do the right thing. ... See More +

Publication 106337 JAN 01, 2016

Khemani,Stuti; Dal Bó, Ernesto; Ferraz,Claudio; Finan,Frederico Shimizu; Stephenson Johnson,Corinne Louise; Odugbemi,Adesinaola Michael; Thapa,Dikshya; Abrahams,Scott David Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Can conditional cash transfer programs serve as safety nets in keeping children at school and from working when exposed to shocks? (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, Can Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs serve as safety nets in keeping children at school and from working when exposed to shocks? ... See More +

Brief 81206 AUG 14, 2013

Janvry, Alain de; Finan, Frederico; Sadoulet, Elisabeth; Vakis, Renos Disclosed

Brazil's Bolsa Escola program : the role of local governance in decentralized implementation (English)

This study analyzes the role of local governance in the implementation of Bolsa Escola, a decentralized conditional cash transfer program for child education in Brazil. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 90506 DEC 01, 2005

de Janvry, Alain; Finan, Frederico; Sadoulet, Elisabeth; Nelson, Donald; Lindert, Kathy; de la Briere, Benedicte; Lanjouw, Peter Disclosed

Can conditional cash transfer programs improve social risk management? Lessons for education and child labor outcomes (English)

This paper explores the role of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs in serving as a risk management instrument for the poor. Using various rounds of panel data from the successful CCT Progresa program in Mexico, the impact analysis indicates a number of interesting patterns. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32543 DEC 01, 2004

Finan,Frederico Shimizu; De Janvry,Alain F.; Sadoulet,Elisabeth Marie L.; Vakis,Renos Disclosed