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Measuring women's agency (English)

Improving women's agency, namely their ability to define goals and act on them, is crucial for advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8148 JUL 18, 2017

Donald,Aletheia Amalia; Koolwal,Gayatri B.; Annan,Jeannie Ruth; Falb,Kathryn; Goldstein,Markus P. Disclosed

Does institutional finance matter for agriculture ? evidence using panel data from Uganda (English)

Smallholder agriculture in many developing countries has remained largely self-financed. However, improved productivity for attaining greater food security requires better access to institutional credit. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6942 JUN 01, 2014

Khandker, Shahidur R.; Koolwal, Gayatri B. Disclosed

Group diversity and the impacts on female participants : a quasi-experimental study of income generating networks in India (English)

This brief summarizes the group diversity and the impacts on female participants: a quasi-experimental study of income generating networks in India for the year 2000. ... See More +

Brief 81336 AUG 14, 2013

Koolwal, Gayatri Disclosed

The poverty impact of rural roads : evidence from Bangladesh (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled The poverty impact of rural roads : evidence from Bangladesh, conducted during the time period 1995 to 1996 in Bangladesh. ... See More +

Brief 81507 AUG 14, 2013

Khandker, Shahidur; Bakht, Zaid; Koolwal, Gayatri Disclosed

Long-term impacts of household electrification in rural India (English)

India's huge expansion in rural electrification in the 1980s and 1990s offers lessons for other countries today. The paper examines the long-term effects of household electrification on consumption, labor supply, and schooling in rural India over 1982-99. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6527 JUN 01, 2013

van de Walle, Dominique; Ravallion, Martin; Mendiratta, Vibhuti; Koolwal, Gayatri Disclosed

How does competition affect the performance of MFIs ? evidence from Bangladesh (English)

Over the past 20 years, Bangladesh has witnessed strong competition among microfinance institutions. Using program-level panel data from 2005-2010, this paper studies the microfinance institutions' recent competitive roles in their pricing of products, targeting strategies and portfolio shifts, as well as their ability to recover loans. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6408 APR 01, 2013

Khandker, Shahidur R.; Koolwal, Gayatri B.; Badruddoza, Syed Disclosed

Household coping and response to government stimulus in an economic crisis : evidence from Thailand (English)

The crash of global financial markets in 2008 caused a ripple effect on economic demand and growth worldwide. Export-oriented economies were hit particularly hard, and many governments stepped in quickly with broad-ranging stimulus programs to lessen the effects on households of rising unemployment and falling income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6016 MAR 01, 2012

Khandker, Shahidur R.; Koolwal, Gayatri B.; Haughton, Jonathan; Jitsuchon, Somchai Disclosed

Estimating the long-term impacts of rural roads : a dynamic panel approach (English)

Infrastructure investments are typically long-term. As a result, observed benefits to households and communities may vary considerably over time as short-term outcomes generate or are subsumed by longer-term impacts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5867 OCT 01, 2011

Khandker, Shahidur R.; Koolwal, Gayatri B. Disclosed

Better access to water raises welfare, but not women's off-farm work (English)

In the developing world, poor rural women and their children spend considerable time collecting water. Do women living in areas where more time is needed for water collection tend to participate less in income-earning, market-based activities? ... See More +

Brief 64928 OCT 01, 2011

Koolwal, Gayatri; Walle, Dominique van de Disclosed

Access to water, women's work and child outcomes (English)

Poor rural women in the developing world spend considerable time collecting water. How then do they respond to improved access to water infrastructure? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5302 MAY 01, 2010

Koolwal, Gayatri; van de Walle, Dominique Disclosed

Handbook on impact evaluation : quantitative methods and practices (English)

This book reviews quantitative methods and models of impact evaluation. The formal literature on impact evaluation methods and practices is large, with a few useful overviews. ... See More +

Publication 52099 OCT 13, 2009

Khandker, Shahidur R.; Koolwal, Gayatri B.; Samad, Hussain A. Disclosed

The poverty impact of rural roads : evidence from Bangladesh (English)

The rationale for public investment in rural roads is that households can better exploit agricultural and nonagricultural opportunities to use labor and capital more efficiently. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3875 APR 01, 2006

Khandker, Shahidur R.; Bakht, Zaid; Koolwal, Gayatri B. Disclosed

Estimating the endogenously determined intrahousehold balance of power and its impact on expenditure pattern : evidence from Nepal (English)

The collective approach to household behavior relaxes the restrictive features of the unitary model by specifying household welfare as a weighted combination of the individuals' utilities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2814 MAR 31, 2002

Koolwal,Gayatri B.; Ray, Ranjan

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Measuring women's agency (English)
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JUL 18, 2017 WPS8148 Policy Research Working Paper
Does institutional finance matter for agriculture ? evidence using panel data from Uganda (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6942 Policy Research Working Paper
Group diversity and the impacts on female participants : a quasi-experimental study of income generating networks in India (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81336 Brief
The poverty impact of rural roads : evidence from Bangladesh (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81507 Brief
Long-term impacts of household electrification in rural India (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6527 Policy Research Working Paper
How does competition affect the performance of MFIs ? evidence from Bangladesh (English)
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APR 01, 2013 WPS6408 Policy Research Working Paper
Household coping and response to government stimulus in an economic crisis : evidence from Thailand (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 WPS6016 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating the long-term impacts of rural roads : a dynamic panel approach (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 WPS5867 Policy Research Working Paper
Better access to water raises welfare, but not women's off-farm work (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 64928 Brief
Access to water, women's work and child outcomes (English)
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MAY 01, 2010 WPS5302 Policy Research Working Paper
Handbook on impact evaluation : quantitative methods and practices (English)
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OCT 13, 2009 52099 Publication
The poverty impact of rural roads : evidence from Bangladesh (English)
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APR 01, 2006 WPS3875 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating the endogenously determined intrahousehold balance of power and its impact on expenditure pattern : evidence from Nepal (English)
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MAR 31, 2002 WPS2814 Policy Research Working Paper