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Geo-spatial modeling of access to water and sanitation in Nigeria (English)

The paper presents the development and implementation of a geo-spatial model for mapping populations' access to specified types of water and sanitation services in Nigeria. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8357 FEB 28, 2018

Andres,Luis Alberto; Bhatt,Samir; Dasgupta,Basab; Echenique,Juan A.; Gething,Peter William; Grabinsky Zabludovsky,Jonathan; Joseph,George 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

Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities (Vol. 2) : Bilan du secteur du logement en Afrique subsaharienne : défis et opportunités - main report (French)

This main report is about Africa that is rapidly urbanizing and will lead the world’s urban growth in the coming decades. Currently, Africa is the least‐urbanized continent, accommodating 11.3 percent of the world’s urban population, and the Sub‐Saharan region is the continent’s least‐urbanized area. ... See More +

Working Paper 101153 MAR 01, 2016

Parby,Jonas Ingemann; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Mason,David; Lall,Somik V.; Dasgupta,Basab; Young, Cheryl English Disclosed

Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities : Bilan du secteur du logement en Afrique subsaharienne : défis et opportunités - summary report (French)

This main report is about Africa that is rapidly urbanizing and will lead the world’s urban growth in the coming decades. Currently, Africa is the least‐urbanized continent, accommodating 11.3 percent of the world’s urban population, and the Sub‐Saharan region is the continent’s least‐urbanized area. ... See More +

Working Paper 101153 MAR 01, 2016

Parby,Jonas Ingemann; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Mason,David; Lall,Somik V.; Dasgupta,Basab; Young, Cheryl English Disclosed

Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities (English)

Africa is the globe’s least-urbanized continent, accommodating 11.3 percent of the world’s urban population, and the Sub-Saharan region is the continent’s least-urbanized area. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS7243 DEC 01, 2015

Parby,Jonas Ingemann Disclosed

Changing wage structure in India in the post-reform era : 1993-2011 (English)

This paper documents the changing structure of wages in India over the post-reform era, the roughly two-decade period since 1993. To investigate the factors underlying these changes, a supply-demand framework is applied at the level of the Indian state. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7426 SEP 28, 2015

Jacoby,Hanan G.; Dasgupta,Basab Disclosed

Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities (Vol. 2) : main report (English)

This main report is about Africa that is rapidly urbanizing and will lead the world’s urban growth in the coming decades. Currently, Africa is the least‐urbanized continent, accommodating 11.3 percent of the world’s urban population, and the Sub‐Saharan region is the continent’s least‐urbanized area. ... See More +

Working Paper 101153 JAN 01, 2015

Parby,Jonas Ingemann; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Mason,David; Lall,Somik V.; Dasgupta,Basab; Young, Cheryl French Disclosed

Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities : summary report (English)

This main report is about Africa that is rapidly urbanizing and will lead the world’s urban growth in the coming decades. Currently, Africa is the least‐urbanized continent, accommodating 11.3 percent of the world’s urban population, and the Sub‐Saharan region is the continent’s least‐urbanized area. ... See More +

Working Paper 101153 JAN 01, 2015

Parby,Jonas Ingemann; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Mason,David; Lall,Somik V.; Dasgupta,Basab; Young, Cheryl Disclosed

Urbanization and housing investment (English)

This paper provides the first systematic empirical assessment of the pace at which housing investment has responded to rising demand from urbanization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7110 NOV 01, 2014

Dasgupta, Basab; Lall, Somik V.; Lozano-Gracia, Nancy Disclosed

Urbanization and housing investment (English)

This paper provides the first systematic empirical assessment of the pace at which housing investment has responded to rising demand from urbanization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper 115004 NOV 01, 2014

Dasgupta,Basab; Lall,Somik V.; Lozano Gracia,Nancy Disclosed

Electoral accountability and local government spending in Indonesia (English)

This paper takes advantage of the exogenous phasing of direct elections in districts and applies the double-difference estimator to measure impacts on (i) human development outcomes and (ii) the pattern of public spending and revenue generation at the district level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6782 FEB 01, 2014

Skoufias, Emmanuel; Narayan, Ambar; Dasgupta, Basab; Kaiser, Kai Disclosed

Simulating poverty in Europe : the potential contributions of employment and education to reducing poverty and social exclusion by 2020 (English)

This paper sheds light on the impact of improving employment and education conditions on poverty and social exclusion indicators. More specifically, it answers the following question: Will achieving the Europe 2020 national targets on employment and education lead countries to achieve the Europe 2020 poverty and social exclusion target with no other policy interventions? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6660 OCT 01, 2013

Ajwad, Mohamed Ihsan; Simler, Kenneth; Azam, Mehtabul; Dasgupta, Basab; Bonch-Osmolovskiy, Misha; Topinska, Irena Disclosed

Harnessing urbanization to end poverty and boost prosperity in Africa : an action agenda for transformation (English)

Urbanization is the single most important transformation that the African continent will undergo this century. More than half of Africa's population will live in its cities by 2040. ... See More +

Working Paper 81546 SEP 01, 2013

Kariuki, R. Mukami; Bakalian, Alexander E.; Lall, Somik; White, Roland; Parby, Jonas Ingemann; Huang, Chyi-Yun; Wheeler, Sonia; Gracia, Nancy Lozano; Dasgupta, Basab; Mukim, Megha; Shi, Tuo Disclosed

Shelter from the storm -- but disconnected from jobs : lessons from urban South Africa on the importance of coordinating housing and transport policies (English)

Informal settlements are a permanent feature of South Africa's cities. Estimates from the General Household Survey by Statistics South Africa show that more than 26 percent of all households in the country's six metropolitan areas live in informal dwellings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6173 AUG 01, 2012

Lall, Somik V.; Brink, Rogier van den; Dasgupta, Basab; Leresche, Kay Muir Disclosed

Income shocks reduce human capital investments : evidence from five east European countries (English)

This paper empirically investigates whether households affected by income shocks cope by reducing human capital investments. The analysis uses Crisis Response Surveys conducted in Armenia, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Romania, and Turkey during 2009 and 2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5926 DEC 01, 2011

Dasgupta, Basab; Ajwad, Mohamed Ihsan Disclosed

Electoral accountability, fiscal decentralization and service delivery in Indonesia (English)

This paper takes advantage of the exogenous phasing of direct elections in districts and applies the double difference estimator to: (i) measure impacts on the pattern of public spending and revenue generation at the district level; and (ii) investigate the heterogeneity of the impacts on public spending. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5614 MAR 01, 2011

Skoufias, Emmanuel; Narayan, Ambar; Dasgupta, Basab; Kaiser, Kai Disclosed

Measuring the quality of education and health services : the use of perception data from Indonesia (English)

Satisfaction surveys offer a potentially convenient and cost-effective means for measuring the quality of services. However, concerns about subjectivity and selection bias impede greater use of satisfaction data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5033 AUG 01, 2009

Dasgupta, Basab; Narayan, Ambar; Skoufias, Emmanuel Disclosed

What can WBI learn from the participants, task team leaders, and system records of its learning activities? A review of client learning (English)

This review identified recommendations for improving the quality of future World Bank Institute (WBI) programs. This review identified suggestions for increasing data quality to support WBI's programmatic approach. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 43155 JAN 01, 2008

Quizon, Jaime; Behrens, Joy; Dasgupta, Basab; Ling, Cristina; Rajakaruna, Oliver; Roberts, Dawn Disclosed

The effectiveness and impact of WBI FY01-05 activities : results from 25 focus countries (English)

The current work tests whether WBI's learning program effectiveness and impact changed over time in WBI's focus countries. This study is based on a regionally diverse sample with five time points, FY01-FY05. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 39937 MAR 01, 2007

Ling, Cristina M.; Zia, Heidi S.; Dasgupta, Basab; Yenice, Izlem

The effectiveness and impact of WBI FY01-05 activities : results from 25 focus countries (English)

The current work tests whether WBI's learning program effectiveness and impact changed over time in WBI's focus countries. This study is based on a regionally diverse sample with five time points, FY01-FY05. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 39937 MAR 01, 2007

Ling, Cristina M.; Zia, Heidi S.; Dasgupta, Basab; Yenice, Izlem Disclosed

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Geo-spatial modeling of access to water and sanitation in Nigeria (English)
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FEB 28, 2018 WPS8357 Policy Research 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
Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities (Vol. 2) : Bilan du secteur du logement en Afrique subsaharienne : défis et opportunités - main report (French)
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MAR 01, 2016 101153 Working Paper English
Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities : Bilan du secteur du logement en Afrique subsaharienne : défis et opportunités - summary report (French)
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MAR 01, 2016 101153 Working Paper English
Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 AUS7243 Working Paper
Changing wage structure in India in the post-reform era : 1993-2011 (English)
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SEP 28, 2015 WPS7426 Policy Research Working Paper
Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities (Vol. 2) : main report (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 101153 Working Paper French
Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities : summary report (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 101153 Working Paper
Urbanization and housing investment (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7110 Policy Research Working Paper
Urbanization and housing investment (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 115004 Policy Research Working Paper
Electoral accountability and local government spending in Indonesia (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6782 Policy Research Working Paper
Simulating poverty in Europe : the potential contributions of employment and education to reducing poverty and social exclusion by 2020 (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6660 Policy Research Working Paper
Harnessing urbanization to end poverty and boost prosperity in Africa : an action agenda for transformation (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 81546 Working Paper
Shelter from the storm -- but disconnected from jobs : lessons from urban South Africa on the importance of coordinating housing and transport policies (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 WPS6173 Policy Research Working Paper
Income shocks reduce human capital investments : evidence from five east European countries (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 WPS5926 Policy Research Working Paper
Electoral accountability, fiscal decentralization and service delivery in Indonesia (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 WPS5614 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring the quality of education and health services : the use of perception data from Indonesia (English)
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AUG 01, 2009 WPS5033 Policy Research Working Paper
What can WBI learn from the participants, task team leaders, and system records of its learning activities? A review of client learning (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 43155 WBI Working Paper
The effectiveness and impact of WBI FY01-05 activities : results from 25 focus countries (English)
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MAR 01, 2007 39937 WBI Working Paper
The effectiveness and impact of WBI FY01-05 activities : results from 25 focus countries (English)
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MAR 01, 2007 39937 WBI Working Paper