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Deon P. Filmer

Lead Economist

DEON FILMER is a Lead Economist in the Research Group of the World Bank. He works on issues of youth employment and skills, service delivery and the study of policies and programs to improve human development outcomes, with research spanning the areas of education, health, social protection, and poverty and inequality. His publications include papers on the impact of demand-side programs on schooling outcomes; the roles of poverty, gender, orphanhood, and disability in explaining education inequalities; the determinants of effective service delivery and the evaluation of interventions aimed at improving it; the determinants of fertility behavior; and on trends in adult mortality around the world. He has recently co-authored books on Making Schools Work: New Evidence from Accountability Refoms and Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa, and was a core team member of the World Bank's World Development Reports in 1995 Workers in an Integrating World and 2004 Making Services Work for Poor People, and a contributor to the 2007 report on Development and the Next Generation. He holds a PhD and MA from Brown University and a BA from Tufts University.


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

This report begins by laying out the dynamics of the youth employment challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa today: the demographic transition, which created the youth bulge that is entering African labor markets and can, in the longer term, stimulate economic growth and development; the role of mineral exports, which have shaped the structure of recent economic growth but failed to sufficiently increase the number of wage jobs most desired by youth, and the prospects for reversing this trend in the future; the largely untapped reservoir of opportunities in farming, at a time of high global prices for agricultural commodities and rising local and regional demand for food; the massive expansion in access to education, which is adding many years of schooling, but much less learning, during childhood and youth; the aspirations of youth and policy makers, which focus on the wage employment sector at the expense of more immediate opportunities in family farming and household enterprises; and recognizing that it is the private sector that creates jobs, the report examines obstacles faced by households and firms in meeting the youth employment challenge. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS8133 JAN 27, 2014

Filmer, Deon; Fox, Louise

Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 1 of 2) : 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

Filmer, Deon; Fox, Louise; Brooks, Karen; Goyal, Aparajita; Mengistae, Taye; Premand, Patrick; Ringold, Dena; Sharma, Siddharth; Zorya, Sergiy French

Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 1 of 2) : Abrege (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

Filmer, Deon; Fox, Louise; Brooks, Karen; Goyal, Aparajita; Mengistae, Taye; Premand, Patrick; Ringold, Dena; Sharma, Siddharth; Zorya, Sergiy English

Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 2 of 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

Filmer, Deon; Fox, Louise; Brooks, Karen; Goyal, Aparajita; Mengistae, Taye; Premand, Patrick; Ringold, Dena; Sharma, Siddharth; Zorya, Sergiy French

Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 2 of 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

Filmer, Deon; Fox, Louise; Brooks, Karen; Goyal, Aparajita; Mengistae, Taye; Premand, Patrick; Ringold, Dena; Sharma, Siddharth; Zorya, Sergiy English

'Getting girls into school' : evidence from a scholarship program in Cambodia : Getting girls into school : evidence from a scholarship program in Cambodia (English)

This brief summarizes the 'getting girls into school': evidence from a scholarship program in Cambodia for the period 2004-2005. Increasing the schooling attainment of girls is a challenge in much of the developing world. ... See More +

Brief 81334 AUG 14, 2013

Filmer, Deon; Schady, Norbert

Own and sibling effects of conditional cash transfer programs : theory and evidence (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Own and sibling effects of conditional cash transfer programs : theory and evidence, scholarship was provided in November 2005 in Cambodia. ... See More +

Brief 81400 AUG 14, 2013

Ferreira, Francisco; Filmer, Deon; Schady, Norbert

Impact evaluation of three types of early childhood development interventions in Cambodia (English)

Scaling up early childhood development services has the potential to increase children's cognitive and socio-emotional development and promote school readiness in a large segment of the population. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6540 JUL 01, 2013

Filmer, Deon; Naudeau, Sophie; Macours, Karen; Bouguen, Adrien

Incentivizing schooling for learning : evidence on the impact of alternative targeting approaches (English)

This paper evaluates a primary school scholarship program in Cambodia with two different targeting mechanisms, one based on poverty level and the other on baseline test scores ("merit"). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6541 JUL 01, 2013

Filmer, Deon; Barrera-Osorio, Felipe

Trends and socioeconomic gradients in adult mortality around the developing world (English)

The authors combine data from 84 Demographic and Health Surveys from 46 countries to analyze trends and socioeconomic differences in adult mortality, calculating mortality based on the sibling mortality reports collected from female respondents aged 15-49. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5716 JUN 01, 2011

de Walque, Damien; Filmer, Deon

Making schools work : new evidence on accountability reforms (English)

This book is about the threats to education quality that cannot be explained by lack of resources. It reviews service delivery failures in education: cases where programs and policies increase inputs to education but do not produce effective services where it counts in the classroom. ... See More +

Publication 60050 FEB 24, 2011

Bruns, Barbara; Filmer, Deon; Patrinos, Harry Anthony

The World Bank economic review 23 (3) (English)

This issue includes the following: gender, poverty and demography: an overview, by Mayra Buvinic, Monica Das Gupta, and Ursula Casabonne; Development, modernization, and childbearing: the role of family sex composition, by Deon Filmer, Jed Friedman, and Norbert Schady; the consequences of the 'missing girls' of China, by Avraham Y. ... See More +

Publication 62999 NOV 01, 2009

Filmer, Deon; Temple, Jonathan R.W.; Virto, Laura Recuero; Sharygin, Ethan Jennings; Sirimaneetham, Vatcharin; Lokshin, Michael; Gasmi, Farid; Buvinic, Mayra; Das Gupta, Monica; Schady, Norbert; Schultz, T. Paul; Casabonne, Ursula; Glinskaya, Elena; Friedman, Jed; Ebenstein, Avraham Y.; Um, Paul Noumba

Development, modernization, and childbearing : the role of family sex composition (English)

Does the sex composition of existing children in a family affect fertility behavior? An unusually large data set, covering 64 countries and some 5 million births, is used to show that fertility behavior responds to the presence, or absence, of sons in many regions of the developing world. ... See More +

Journal Article 77629 NOV 01, 2009

Filmer, Deon; Schady, Norbert; Friedman, Jed

School enrollment, selection and test scores : School enrollment, selection and test scores (English)

There is a strong association between schooling attained and test scores in many settings. If this association is causal, one might expect that programs that increase school enrollment and attainment would also improve test scores. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4998 JUL 01, 2009

Filmer, Deon; Schady, Norbert

Are there diminishing returns to transfer size in conditional cash transfers ? (English)

There is increasing evidence that conditional cash transfer programs can have large impacts on school enrollment, including in very poor countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4999 JUL 01, 2009

Filmer, Deon; Schady, Norbert

Own and sibling effects of conditional cash transfer programs : theory and evidence from Cambodia (English)

Conditional cash transfers have been adopted by a large number of countries in the past decade. Although the impacts of these programs have been studied extensively, understanding of the economic mechanisms through which cash and conditions affect household decisions remains incomplete. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5001 JUL 01, 2009

Filmer, Deon; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Schady, Norbert

Orphanhood and the living arrangements of children in sub-saharan Africa (English)

Increasing adult mortality due to HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa raises considerable concerns about the welfare of surviving children. Studies have found substantial variability across countries in the negative impacts of orphanhood on child health and education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4889 MAR 01, 2009

Filmer, Deon; Tiererova, Lucia; Beegle, Kathleen; Stokes, Andrew

Development, modernization, and son preference in fertility decisions (English)

A family preference for sons over daughters may manifest itself in different ways, including higher mortality, worse health status, or lower educational attainment among girls. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4716 SEP 01, 2008

Schady, Norbert; Filmer, Deon; Friedman, Jed

Assessing asset indices (English)

This paper compares how results using various methods to construct asset indices match results using per capita expenditures. The analysis shows that inferences about inequalities in education, health care use, fertility, child mortality, as well as labor market outcomes are quite robust to the specific economic status measure used. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4605 APR 01, 2008

Scott, Kinnon; Filmer, Deon

The World Bank economic review 22 (1) (English)

This issue includes the following: post conflict transition: an overview, by Ibrahim Ahmed Elbadawi. Short-and long-term effects of United Nations peace operations, by Nicholas Sambanis. ... See More +

Publication 51345 JAN 01, 2008

Elbadawi, Ibrahim Ahmed; Sambanis, Nicholas; Keefer, Philip; Chen, Siyan; Loayza, Norman V.; Reynal-Querol, Marta; Adam, Christopher; Collier, Paul;; Davies, Victor A.B.; Kaltani, Linda; Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus; Filmer, Deon; Glewwe, Paul; Dang, Hai-Anh Hoang;

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Africa - Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JAN 27, 2014 ACS8133 Working Paper
Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 1 of 2) : Overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84083 Publication French
Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 1 of 2) : Abrege (French)
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JAN 01, 2014 84083 Publication English
Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 2 of 2) : Full report (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84083 Publication French
Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 2 of 2) : Rapport complet (French)
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JAN 01, 2014 84083 Publication English
'Getting girls into school' : evidence from a scholarship program in Cambodia : Getting girls into school : evidence from a scholarship program in Cambodia (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81334 Brief
Own and sibling effects of conditional cash transfer programs : theory and evidence (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81400 Brief
Impact evaluation of three types of early childhood development interventions in Cambodia (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 WPS6540 Policy Research Working Paper
Incentivizing schooling for learning : evidence on the impact of alternative targeting approaches (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 WPS6541 Policy Research Working Paper
Trends and socioeconomic gradients in adult mortality around the developing world (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 WPS5716 Policy Research Working Paper
Making schools work : new evidence on accountability reforms (English)
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FEB 24, 2011 60050 Publication
The World Bank economic review 23 (3) (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 62999 Publication
Development, modernization, and childbearing : the role of family sex composition (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 77629 Journal Article
School enrollment, selection and test scores : School enrollment, selection and test scores (English)
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JUL 01, 2009 WPS4998 Policy Research Working Paper
Are there diminishing returns to transfer size in conditional cash transfers ? (English)
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JUL 01, 2009 WPS4999 Policy Research Working Paper
Own and sibling effects of conditional cash transfer programs : theory and evidence from Cambodia (English)
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JUL 01, 2009 WPS5001 Policy Research Working Paper
Orphanhood and the living arrangements of children in sub-saharan Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2009 WPS4889 Policy Research Working Paper
Development, modernization, and son preference in fertility decisions (English)
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SEP 01, 2008 WPS4716 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing asset indices (English)
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APR 01, 2008 WPS4605 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 22 (1) (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 51345 Publication