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Social accountability and service delivery : experimental evidence from Uganda (English)

Corruption and mismanagement of public resources can affect the quality of government services and undermine growth. Can citizens in poor communities be empowered to demand better-quality public investments? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8449 MAY 21, 2018

Fiala,Nathan V.; Premand,Patrick Disclosed

Efficiency, legitimacy and impacts of targeting methods : evidence from an experiment in Niger (English)

The methods to select safety net beneficiaries are the subject of frequent policy debates. This paper presents the results from a randomized experiment analyzing how efficiency, legitimacy, and short-term program effectiveness vary across widely used targeting methods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8412 APR 18, 2018

Premand,Patrick; Schnitzer,Pascale Disclosed

Combining income generation with Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs to cope with severe weather conditions (English)

Severe weather conditions can undo even the best efforts of families to break free of poverty. Households that rely on subsistence or small-scale farming are especially at the mercy of severe weather. ... See More +

Brief 123791 MAR 01, 2018

Macours,Karen; Premand,Patrick; Vakis,Renos Disclosed

Impact evaluation in practice (Portuguese)

Impact evaluation figures among a broad range of complementary methods that support evidence-based policy. Although this book focuses on quantitative impact evaluation methods, it begins by placing them in the broader results context, which also includes monitoring and other types of evaluation. ... See More +

Publication 59998 JAN 01, 2018

Gertler,Paul J.; Martinez,Sebastian; Premand,Patrick; Rawlings,Laura B.; Vermeersch,Christel M. J. Spanish, French, English Disclosed

Impacts in the short term of the dual learning on young people and businesses in Côte d'Ivoire (French)

This report provides novel evidence on the short-term impacts of a dual apprenticeship program on youths and firms in Côte d’Ivoire. The impact evaluation was embedded in the Youth Employment and Skills Development Project (PEJEDEC). ... See More +

Working Paper 119760 JUL 25, 2017

Crépon, Bruno; Premand,Patrick Disclosed

Contemporaneous and post-program impacts of a public works program : evidence from Côte d'Ivoire (English)

Public works are one of the most popular safety net and employment policy instruments in thedeveloping world, despite limited evidence on their effectiveness and optimal design features.This paper presents results on contemporaneous and post-program impacts from a public worksintervention in Côte d'Ivoire. ... See More +

Working Paper 120065 MAY 23, 2017

Bertrand,Marianne; Marguerie,Alicia Charlene; Premand,Patrick Disclosed

Impact of social accountability on the quality of community projects in Uganda : impact evaluation results from NUSAF2 transparency, accountability and anti-corruption sub-component (English)

This policy report presents the main results from the impact evaluation of a social accountability and community monitoring intervention implemented as part of the Transparency, Accountability and Anti-Corruption sub-component of the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF2). ... See More +

Working Paper ACS21095 FEB 14, 2017

Fiala,Nathan V.; Premand,Patrick Disclosed

Impact evaluation in practice (Spanish)

Development programs and policies are typically designed to change outcomes such as raising incomes, improving learning, or reducing illness. Whether or not these changes are actually achieved is a crucial public policy question, but one that is not often examined. ... See More +

Publication 108270 JAN 01, 2017

Gertler,Paul J.; Martinez,Sebastian; Premand,Patrick; Rawlings,Laura B.; Vermeersch,Christel M. J. English Disclosed

Poor households' productive investments of cash transfers : quasi-experimental evidence from Niger (English)

Cash transfer programs have spread rapidly as an instrument to raise household consumption and reduce poverty. Questions remain about the sustainability of cash transfer impacts in low-income settings such as Sub-Saharan Africa and, in particular, on whether cash transfers can foster productive investments in addition to raising immediate consumption among the very poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7839 SEP 27, 2016

Stoeffler,Quentin; Mills,Bradford F.; Premand,Patrick Disclosed

Impact evaluation in practice (English)

Development programs and policies are typically designed to change outcomes such as raising incomes, improving learning, or reducing illness. Whether or not these changes are actually achieved is a crucial public policy question, but one that is not often examined. ... See More +

Publication 108270 SEP 13, 2016

Gertler,Paul J.; Martinez,Sebastian; Premand,Patrick; Rawlings,Laura B.; Vermeersch,Christel M. J. Spanish Disclosed

Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : Overview (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa has just experienced one of the best decades of growth since the 1960s. Between 2000 and 2012, gross domestic product (GDP) grew more than 4.5 percent a year on average, compared to around 2 percent in the prior 20 years (World Bank various years). ... See More +

Publication 84083 JAN 01, 2014

Brooks,Karen Mcconnell; Filmer,Deon P.; Fox,M. Louise; Goyal,Aparajita; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Premand,Patrick; Ringold,Dena; Sharma,Siddharth; Zorya,Sergiy French Disclosed

Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : Abrégé (French)

Sub-Saharan Africa has just experienced one of the best decades of growth since the 1960s. Between 2000 and 2012, gross domestic product (GDP) grew more than 4.5 percent a year on average, compared to around 2 percent in the prior 20 years (World Bank various years). ... See More +

Publication 84083 JAN 01, 2014

Brooks,Karen Mcconnell; Filmer,Deon P.; Fox,M. Louise; Goyal,Aparajita; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Premand,Patrick; Ringold,Dena; Sharma,Siddharth; Zorya,Sergiy English Disclosed

Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 2) : Full report (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa has just experienced one of the best decades of growth since the 1960s. Between 2000 and 2012, gross domestic product (GDP) grew more than 4.5 percent a year on average, compared to around 2 percent in the prior 20 years (World Bank various years). ... See More +

Publication 84083 JAN 01, 2014

Brooks,Karen Mcconnell; Filmer,Deon P.; Fox,M. Louise; Goyal,Aparajita; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Premand,Patrick; Ringold,Dena; Sharma,Siddharth; Zorya,Sergiy Disclosed

Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 2) : Rapport complet (French)

Sub-Saharan Africa has just experienced one of the best decades of growth since the 1960s. Between 2000 and 2012, gross domestic product (GDP) grew more than 4.5 percent a year on average, compared to around 2 percent in the prior 20 years (World Bank various years). ... See More +

Publication 84083 JAN 01, 2014

Brooks,Karen Mcconnell; Filmer,Deon P.; Fox,M. Louise; Goyal,Aparajita; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Premand,Patrick; Ringold,Dena; Sharma,Siddharth; Zorya,Sergiy English Disclosed

Nicaragua - Demand versus returns? Pro-poor targeting of business grants and vocational skills training (English)

This brief summarizes the demand versus returns? Pro-poor targeting of business grants and vocational skills training in Nicaragua for 2005-2006. ... See More +

Brief 81231 AUG 14, 2013

Macours, Karen; Premand, Patrick; Vakis, Renos Disclosed

Entrepreneurship training and self-employment among university graduates evidence from a randomized trial in Tunisia (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Entrepreneurship training and self-employment among university graduates evidence from a randomized trial in Tunisia, conducted in the year between 2009/2010 school year. ... See More +

Brief 81317 AUG 14, 2013

Premand, Patrick; Brodmann, Stefanie; Almeida, Rita; Grun, Rebekka; Barouni, Mahdi Disclosed

Tunisia - Can entrepreneurship training improve work opportunities for college graduates? : Can entrepreneurship training improve work opportunities for college graduates? (English)

Improving educational achievement for youth doesn't always result in better employment opportunities, and this can be especially acute in developing countries. ... See More +

Brief 76517 APR 01, 2013

Premand,Patrick; Koettl-Brodmann,Stefanie; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Grun,Rebekka E.; Barouni, Mahdi French Disclosed

Tunisia - Can entrepreneurship training improve work opportunities for college graduates? : Tunisie - Une formation entrepreneuriale peut-elle améliorer les opportunités d’emploi des diplômés universitaires? (French)

Improving educational achievement for youth doesn't always result in better employment opportunities, and this can be especially acute in developing countries. ... See More +

Brief 76517 APR 01, 2013

Premand,Patrick; Koettl-Brodmann,Stefanie; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Grun,Rebekka E.; Barouni, Mahdi Disclosed

Demand versus returns ? pro-poor targeting of business grants and vocational skills training (English)

Interventions aimed at increasing the income generating capacity of the poor, such as vocational training, micro-finance or business grants, are widespread in the developing world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6389 MAR 01, 2013

Macours, Karen; Premand, Patrick; Vakis, Renos Disclosed

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Social accountability and service delivery : experimental evidence from Uganda (English)
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MAY 21, 2018 WPS8449 Policy Research Working Paper
Efficiency, legitimacy and impacts of targeting methods : evidence from an experiment in Niger (English)
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APR 18, 2018 WPS8412 Policy Research Working Paper
Combining income generation with Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs to cope with severe weather conditions (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 123791 Brief
Impact evaluation in practice (Portuguese)
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JAN 01, 2018 59998 Publication Spanish, French, English
Impacts in the short term of the dual learning on young people and businesses in Côte d'Ivoire (French)
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JUL 25, 2017 119760 Working Paper
Contemporaneous and post-program impacts of a public works program : evidence from Côte d'Ivoire (English)
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MAY 23, 2017 120065 Working Paper
Impact of social accountability on the quality of community projects in Uganda : impact evaluation results from NUSAF2 transparency, accountability and anti-corruption sub-component (English)
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FEB 14, 2017 ACS21095 Working Paper
Impact evaluation in practice (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2017 108270 Publication English
Poor households' productive investments of cash transfers : quasi-experimental evidence from Niger (English)
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SEP 27, 2016 WPS7839 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact evaluation in practice (English)
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SEP 13, 2016 108270 Publication Spanish
Impacts à Court et Moyen Terme sur les Jeunes des Travaux à Haute Intensité de Main d’œuvre (THIMO) : Résultats de l’évaluation d’impact de la composante THIMO du Projet Emploi Jeunes et Développement des compétence (PEJEDEC) en Côte d’Ivoire (French)
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MAY 01, 2016 106574 Working Paper
Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : Overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84083 Publication French
Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : Abrégé (French)
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JAN 01, 2014 84083 Publication English
Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 2) : Full report (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84083 Publication
Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 2) : Rapport complet (French)
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JAN 01, 2014 84083 Publication English
Nicaragua - Demand versus returns? Pro-poor targeting of business grants and vocational skills training (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81231 Brief
Entrepreneurship training and self-employment among university graduates evidence from a randomized trial in Tunisia (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81317 Brief
Tunisia - Can entrepreneurship training improve work opportunities for college graduates? : Can entrepreneurship training improve work opportunities for college graduates? (English)
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APR 01, 2013 76517 Brief French
Tunisia - Can entrepreneurship training improve work opportunities for college graduates? : Tunisie - Une formation entrepreneuriale peut-elle améliorer les opportunités d’emploi des diplômés universitaires? (French)
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APR 01, 2013 76517 Brief
Demand versus returns ? pro-poor targeting of business grants and vocational skills training (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 WPS6389 Policy Research Working Paper