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The 1.5 billion people question : food, vouchers, or cash transfers? (English)

With 1.5 billion people covered globally, food and voucher programs provide an important lifeline for the poor and vulnerable. The study is the 1.5 Billion People Question: Food, Vouchers or Cash Transfers? ... See More +

Publication 120368 NOV 11, 2017

Alderman,Harold H.; Gentilini,Ugo; Yemtsov,Ruslan G. Disclosed

Is consanguinity an impediment to improving human development outcomes ? (English)

This paper uses unique data collected in rural Pakistan to assess the extent to which consanguinity, which is widespread in North Africa, Central and West Asia, and most parts of South Asia, is linked to child cognitive ability and nutritional status. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8074 MAY 24, 2017

Mete,Cem; Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Giles,John T.; Alderman,Harold H. Disclosed

The contribution of increased equity to the estimated social benefits from a transfer program : an illustration from PROGRESA/oportunidades (English)

Most impact evaluations of Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) and Unconditional Cash Transfers (UCTs) focus on the returns to increased human capital investments that will be reaped largely or exclusively in the future (e.g., when current children have increased productivities as adults). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8026 APR 10, 2017

Alderman,Harold H.; Behrman,Jere R.; Tasneem,Afia Disclosed

Leveraging Social Protection Programs for Improved Nutrition : summary of evidence prepared for the Global Forum on Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection Programs, 2015 (English)

The global forum on nutrition-sensitive social protection programs, convened by securenutrition and the Russian Federation, brought together 150 donors, implementers, and country leaders to identify practical ways to link the nutrition and social protection agendas. ... See More +

Working Paper 106265 JUN 22, 2016

Alderman,Harold H. Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 28 (1) (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: how can safety nets contribute to economic growth?; political reforms and public policy: evidence from agricultural and food policies; food security and storage in the Middle East and North Africa; preferential market access design: evidence and lessons from african apparel exports to the united states and the European Union;network proximity and business practices in african manufacturing; the impact of financial literacy training for migrants; policy barriers to international trade in services: evidence from a new database. ... See More +

Publication 113048 JAN 01, 2014

Alderman,Harold H.; Yemtsov,Ruslan G.; Olper,Alessandro; Fałkowski,Jan; Swinnen,Johan F. M.; Larson,Donald F.; Lampietti,Julian A.; Gouel,Christophe; Cafiero,Carlo; Roberts,John; De Melo,Jaime A. P.; Portugal-Perez,Alberto; Fafchamps,Marcel; Soderbom,Mans Martin; Gibson,Jhon; Mckenzie,David J.; Zia,Bilal Husnain; Borchert,Ingo; Gootiiz,Batshur; Mattoo,Aaditya Disclosed

How can safety nets contribute to economic growth? (English)

This paper provides an up-to date and selective review of the literature on how social safety nets contribute to growth. The evidence is carefully chosen to show how safety nets have the potential to overcome constraints on growth linked to market failures, and is organized into four distinct pathways: i) encouraging asset accumulation by changing incentives and by addressing imperfections in financial markets caused by constraints in obtaining credit, and from information asymmetries; overcoming such failures helps households to invest into their human capital or productive assets; ii) failures in insurance markets especially in low income setting; safety nets are assisting in managing risk both ex post and ex ante; iii) safety nets are overcoming failure to create assets and other local economy complementary factors to household-level investments; iv) safety nets are shown to relax political constraints on policy. ... See More +

Journal Article 112395 JAN 01, 2014

Alderman,Harold H.; Yemtsov,Ruslan G. Disclosed

Almost random : evaluating a large-scale randomized nutrition program in the presence of crossover (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Almost random : evaluating a large-scale randomized nutrition program in the presence of crossover, conducted in 2002 in Senegal. ... See More +

Brief 81195 AUG 14, 2013

Linnemayr, Sebastian; Alderman, Harold Disclosed

Impact evaluation of school feeding programs in Lao People's Democratic Republic (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Impact evaluation of school feeding programs in Lao People's Democratic Republic, conducted between 2006 and 2008 in Lao People's Democratic Republic. ... See More +

Brief 81367 AUG 14, 2013

Buttenheim, Alison; Alderman, Harold; Friedman, Jed Disclosed

The impact of alternative food for education programs on learning achievement and cognitive development in Northern Uganda (English)

This brief summarizes the impact of alternative food for education programs on learning achievement and cognitive development in Northern Uganda. ... See More +

Brief 81499 AUG 14, 2013

Adelman, Sarah; Alderman, Harold; Gilligan, Daniel; Leher, Kim Disclosed

Educational and health impacts of two school feeding schemes (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a impact evaluation study, entitled Educational and health impacts of two school feeding schemes, conducted between 2006 and 2007 in Burkina Faso. ... See More +

Brief 81309 AUG 14, 2013

Kazianga, Harounan; de Walque, Damien; Alderman, Harold Disclosed

Child growth, shocks, and food aid in rural Ethiopia (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Child growth, shocks, and food aid in rural Ethiopia, conducted between 1995 and 1996 in Ethiopia. ... See More +

Brief 81213 AUG 14, 2013

Yamano, Takashi; Alderman, Harold; Christiaensen, Luc Disclosed

Improving nutrition through community growth promotion : longitudinal study of the nutrition and early child development program in Uganda (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Improving nutrition through community growth promotion : longitudinal study of the nutrition and early child development (ECD) program in Uganda, conducted in 1998, but many communities did not begin to receive the program until late 2001 in Uganda. ... See More +

Brief 81373 AUG 14, 2013

Alderman, Harold Disclosed

How can safety nets contribute to economic growth ? (English)

The paper provides an up-to date and selective review of the literature on how social safety nets contribute to growth. The evidence is carefully chosen to show how safety nets have the potential to overcome constraints on growth linked to market failures, and is organized into 4 distinct pathways: i) encouraging asset accumulation by changing incentives and by addressing imperfections in financial markets caused by constraints in obtaining credit, and from information asymmetries; overcoming such failures helps households to invest into their human capital or productive assets; ii) failures in insurance markets especially in low income setting; safety nets are assisting in managing risk both ex post and ex ante; iii) safety nets are overcoming failure to create assets and other local economy complementary factors to household-level investments; iv) safety nets are shown to relax political constraints on policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6437 MAY 01, 2013

Alderman, Harold; Yemtsov, Ruslan Disclosed

Conducting ethical economic research: complications from the field (English)

This essay discusses practical issues confronted when conducting surveys as well as designing appropriate field trials. First, it looks at the challenge of ensuring transparency while maintaining confidentiality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6446 MAY 01, 2013

Alderman, Harold; Das, Jishnu; Rao, Vijayendra Disclosed

Improving nutrition through multisectoral approaches (English)

This report provides operational guidance to maximize the impact of investments on nutrition outcomes for women and young children. The recommendations in this document build on evidence to date on issues of malnutrition, with the aim of providing concrete guidance on how to mainstream nutrition into agriculture, social protection, and health. ... See More +

Working Paper 75102 JAN 01, 2013

Alderman,Harold H.; Elder,Leslie K.; Goyal,Aparajita; Herforth,Anna Whitson; Hoberg,Yurie Tanimichi; Marini,Alessandra; Ruel Bergeron,Julie; Saavedra Chanduvi,Jaime; Shekar,Meera; Tiwari,Sailesh; Zaman,Hassan Spanish, French Disclosed

Improving nutrition through multisectoral approaches (Spanish)

This report provides operational guidance to maximize the impact of investments on nutrition outcomes for women and young children. The recommendations in this document build on evidence to date on issues of malnutrition, with the aim of providing concrete guidance on how to mainstream nutrition into agriculture, social protection, and health. ... See More +

Working Paper 75102 JAN 01, 2013

Alderman,Harold H.; Elder,Leslie K.; Goyal,Aparajita; Herforth,Anna Whitson; Hoberg,Yurie Tanimichi; Marini,Alessandra; Ruel Bergeron,Julie; Saavedra Chanduvi,Jaime; Shekar,Meera; Tiwari,Sailesh; Zaman,Hassan French, English Disclosed

Improving nutrition through multisectoral approaches (French)

This report provides operational guidance to maximize the impact of investments on nutrition outcomes for women and young children. The recommendations in this document build on evidence to date on issues of malnutrition, with the aim of providing concrete guidance on how to mainstream nutrition into agriculture, social protection, and health. ... See More +

Working Paper 75102 JAN 01, 2013

Alderman,Harold H.; Elder,Leslie K.; Goyal,Aparajita; Herforth,Anna Whitson; Hoberg,Yurie Tanimichi; Marini,Alessandra; Ruel Bergeron,Julie; Saavedra Chanduvi,Jaime; Shekar,Meera; Tiwari,Sailesh; Zaman,Hassan Spanish, English Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 27 (2) (English)

This issue of the World Bank research observer contains the following articles: the odds of achieving the MDGs; the challenges of bankruptcy reform; school feeding programs and development: are we framing the question correctly? ... See More +

Publication 80525 AUG 01, 2012

Pagiola, Stefano; Go, Delfin S.; Quijada, Jose Alejandro; Cirmizi, Elena; Klapper, Leora; Uttamchandani, Mahesh; Alderman, Harold; Bundy, Donald; Wright, Brian D.; Whittington, Dale Disclosed

Productive role of safety nets : background paper for the World Bank 2012-2022 social protection and labor strategy (English)

The paper contains a framework for linking social protection with growth and productivity, an updated review of the literature, new original work filling in gaps in the available evidence, and a discussion of operational implications. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 67609 MAR 01, 2012

Alderman, Harold; Yemtsov, Ruslan Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 27 (1) (English)

This issue includes the following: mashup indices of development; impact analysis of rural electrification projects in Sub-Saharan Africa; what can we learn about the 'resource curse' from foreign aid? ... See More +

Publication 80524 FEB 01, 2012

Jimenez, Emmanuel; Serven, Luis; Alderman, Harold; Eichengreen, Barry; Fay, Marianne; Hammer, Jeffrey S.; Kanbur, Ravi; Revenga, Ana L.; Harrison, Ann E. Disclosed

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The 1.5 billion people question : food, vouchers, or cash transfers? (English)
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NOV 11, 2017 120368 Publication
Is consanguinity an impediment to improving human development outcomes ? (English)
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MAY 24, 2017 WPS8074 Policy Research Working Paper
The contribution of increased equity to the estimated social benefits from a transfer program : an illustration from PROGRESA/oportunidades (English)
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APR 10, 2017 WPS8026 Policy Research Working Paper
Leveraging Social Protection Programs for Improved Nutrition : summary of evidence prepared for the Global Forum on Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection Programs, 2015 (English)
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JUN 22, 2016 106265 Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 28 (1) (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 113048 Publication
How can safety nets contribute to economic growth? (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 112395 Journal Article
Almost random : evaluating a large-scale randomized nutrition program in the presence of crossover (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81195 Brief
Impact evaluation of school feeding programs in Lao People's Democratic Republic (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81367 Brief
The impact of alternative food for education programs on learning achievement and cognitive development in Northern Uganda (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81499 Brief
Educational and health impacts of two school feeding schemes (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81309 Brief
Child growth, shocks, and food aid in rural Ethiopia (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81213 Brief
Improving nutrition through community growth promotion : longitudinal study of the nutrition and early child development program in Uganda (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81373 Brief
How can safety nets contribute to economic growth ? (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6437 Policy Research Working Paper
Conducting ethical economic research: complications from the field (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6446 Policy Research Working Paper
Improving nutrition through multisectoral approaches (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75102 Working Paper Spanish, French
Improving nutrition through multisectoral approaches (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2013 75102 Working Paper French, English
Improving nutrition through multisectoral approaches (French)
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JAN 01, 2013 75102 Working Paper Spanish, English
The World Bank research observer 27 (2) (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 80525 Publication
Productive role of safety nets : background paper for the World Bank 2012-2022 social protection and labor strategy (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 67609 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The World Bank research observer 27 (1) (English)
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FEB 01, 2012 80524 Publication