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Making everyone count : Gender-sensitive Monitoring and Evaluation in a Community-Driven Development Project - the case of the Philippines KALAHI-CIDSS (English)

The Philippines has made significant progress in empowering women and in advancing gender equality. The government's policy on gender equality and women's empowerment has prioritized women's economic empowerment, advancing human rights and enhancing gender-responsive local governance. ... See More +

Working Paper 66034 NOV 01, 2011

Bhatt, Nina; Buchhave, Helle; Labonne, Julien; Parker, Ian Disclosed

The power of information : the impact of mobile phones on farmers' welfare in the Philippines (English)

The authors explore the impact of access to information on poor farmers’ consumption. The analysis combines spatially coded data on mobile phone coverage with household panel data on farmers from some of the poorest areas of the Philippines. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4996 JUL 01, 2009

Labonne, Julien; Chase, Robert S. Disclosed

A road to trust (English)

The authors explore the relationship between transaction costs and generalized trust. Using panel data from 2,100 households in 135 rural communities of the Philippines, the paper shows that where transaction costs are reduced (proxied by road construction), there is an increase in generalized trust. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4706 SEP 01, 2008

Labonne, Julien; Chase, Robert S. Disclosed

Do community-driven development projects enhance social capital ? evidence from the Philippines (English)

This paper explores the social capital impacts of a large-scale, community-driven development project in the Philippines in which communities competed for block grants for infrastructure investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4678 JUL 01, 2008

Labonne, Julien; Chase, Robert S. Disclosed

So you want to quit smoking : have you tried a mobile phone? (English)

Tobacco use, which is rising quickly in developing countries, kills 5.4 million people a year worldwide. This paper explores the impacts of mobile phone ownership on tobacco consumption. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 44837 JUN 01, 2008

Labonne, Julien; Chase, Robert S Disclosed

So you want to quit smoking : have you tried a mobile phone ? (English)

Tobacco use, which is rising quickly in developing countries, kills 5.4 million people a year worldwide. This paper explores the impacts of mobile phone ownership on tobacco consumption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4657 JUN 01, 2008

Labonne, Julien; Chase, Robert S. Disclosed

Who's at the wheel when communities drive development? The case of the KALAHI-CIDSS in the Philippines (English)

This paper explores how communities select their Community-Driven Development (CDD) proposals and how CDD resources are allocated across villages. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 43037 SEP 01, 2007

Labonne, Julien; Chase, Rob; Disclosed