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The impact of an adolescent girls employment program : the EPAG project in Liberia (English)

This paper presents findings from the impact evaluation of the Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (EPAG) project in Liberia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6832 APR 01, 2014

Adoho, Franck; Chakravarty, Shubha; Korkoyah, Jr, Dala T.; Lundberg, Mattias; Tasneem, Afia

Voter response to natural disaster aid : quasi-experimental evidence from drought relief payments in Mexico (English)

The paper estimates the effects on presidential election returns in Mexico of a government climatic contingency transfer that is allocated through rainfall-indexed insurance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6836 APR 01, 2014

Fuchs, Alan; Rodriguez-Chamussy, Lourdes

The impact of vocational training for the unemployed : experimental evidence from Turkey (English)

A randomized experiment is used to evaluate a large-scale, active labor market policy: Turkey's vocational training programs for the unemployed. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6807 MAR 01, 2014

Hirshleifer, Sarojini; McKenzie, David; Almeida, Rita; Ridao-Cano, Cristobal

The heterogeneous effects of HIV testing (English)

An extensive multi-disciplinary literature examines the effects of learning one's HIV status on subsequent risky sexual behaviors. However, many of these studies rely on non-experimental designs; use self-reported outcome measures, or both. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6823 MAR 01, 2014

Baird, Sarah; Gong, Erick; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk

HIV testing, behavior change, and the transition to adulthood in Malawi (English)

For young adults living in countries with AIDS epidemics, getting an HIV test may influence near-term decisions, such as when to leave school, when to marry, and when to have a first child. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6825 MAR 01, 2014

Beegle, Kathleen; Poulin, Michelle; Shapira, Gil

International interventions to build social capital : evidence from a field experiment in Sudan (English)

Over the past decade the international community, especially the World Bank, has conducted programs to increase local public service delivery in developing countries by improving local governing institutions and creating social capital. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6772 FEB 01, 2014

Avdeenko, Alexandra; Gilligan, Michael J.

Does energy consumption respond to price shocks ? evidence from a regression-discontinuity design (English)

This paper exploits unique features of a recently introduced tariff schedule for natural gas in Buenos Aires to estimate the short-run impact of price shocks on residential energy utilization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6785 FEB 01, 2014

Bastos, Paulo; Castro, Lucio; Cristia, Julian; Scartascini, Carlos

The impact of early childhood education on early achievement gaps : evidence from the Indonesia early childhood education and development (ECED) project (English)

This paper assesses whether the Indonesia Early Childhood Education and Development project had an impact on early achievement gaps as measured by an array of child development outcomes and enrollment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6794 FEB 01, 2014

Jung, Haeil; Hasan, Amer

Impact of intermittent screening and treatment for malaria among school children in Kenya : a cluster randomized trial (English)

This paper investigates the effects of intermittent screening and treatment of malaria on the health and education of school children in an area of low-to-moderate malaria transmission. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6791 FEB 01, 2014

Halliday, Katherine E.; Okello, George; Turner, Elizabeth L.; Njagi, Kiambo; Mcharo, Carlos; Kengo, Juddy; Allen, Elizabeth; Dubeck, Margaret M.; Jukes, Matthew C.H.; Brooker, Simon J.

Academic peer effects with different group assignment policies : residential tracking versus random assignment (English)

This paper studies the relative academic performance of students tracked or randomly assigned to South African university dormitories. Tracked or streamed assignment creates dormitories where all students obtained similar scores on high school graduation examinations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6787 FEB 01, 2014

Garlick, Robert

An alternative estimate of school-based management impacts on students' achievements : evidence from the Philippines (English)

This paper aims to estimate the impact of school-based management on students' test scores in the Philippines. Estimation results using double differencing combined with propensity score matching show that school-based management increases the average national achievement test score by 4.2 points over three years. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6747 JAN 01, 2014

Yamauchi, Futoshi

Impact of export destinations on firm performance (English)

This paper evaluates the role of export destinations on productivity, employment, and wages of Turkish firms by comparing the performance of firms that export to low-income destinations and high-income destinations with firms that do not export. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6743 JAN 01, 2014

Cebeci, Tolga

Evaluating aid for trade : a survey of recent studies (English)

The demand for accountability in aid-for-trade is increasing but monitoring has focused on case studies and impressionistic narratives. The paper reviews recent evidence from a wide range of studies, recognizing that a multiplicity of approaches is needed to learn what works and what does not. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6742 JAN 01, 2014

Cadot, Olivier; Fernandes, Ana; Gourdon, Julien; Mattoo, Aaditya; de Melo, Jaime

Coping with risk : the effects of shocks on reproductive health and transactional sex in rural Tanzania (English)

Transactional sex is believed to be an important risk-coping mechanism for women in Sub-Saharan Africa and a leading contributor to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6751 JAN 01, 2014

de Walque, Damien; Dow, William H.; Gong, Erick

The impact of high school financial education : experimental evidence from Brazil (English)

This paper studies the impact of a comprehensive financial education program spanning six states, 868 schools, and approximately 20,000 high school students in Brazil through a randomized control trial. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6723 DEC 01, 2013

Bruhn, Miriam; de Souza Leao, Luciana; Legovini, Arianna; Marchetti, Rogelio; Zia, Bilal

Intrinsic motivation, effort and the call to public service (English)

Pay schemes in the public sector aim to attract motivated, high-ability applicants. A nascent literature has found positive effects of higher pay on ability and no or slightly positive effects on motivation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6729 DEC 01, 2013

Banuri, Sheheryar; Keefer, Philip

Unilateral facilitation does not raise international labor migration from the Philippines (English)

Significant income gains from migrating from poorer to richer countries have motivated unilateral (source-country) policies facilitating labor emigration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6689 NOV 01, 2013

Beam, Emily; McKenzie, David; Yang, Dean

A randomized, controlled study of a rural sanitation behavior change program in Madhya Pradesh, India (English)

Poor sanitation and open defecation are thought to be a major cause of diarrhea and intestinal parasite infections among young children. In 1999, India launched the Total Sanitation Campaign with the goal of achieving universal toilet coverage in rural India by 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6702 NOV 01, 2013

Patil, Sumeet R.; Arnold, Benjamin F.; Salvatore, Alicia; Briceno, Bertha; Colford, Jr., John M.; Gertler, Paul J.

Getting incentives right: an impact evaluation of district hospital capitation payment in Vietnam : Getting incentives right : an impact evaluation of district hospital capitation payment in Vietnam (English)

With the movement toward universal health coverage gaining momentum, the global health research community has made significant efforts to advance knowledge about the impact of various schemes to expand population coverage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6709 NOV 01, 2013

Nguyen, Ha Thi Hong; Bales, Sarah; Wagstaff, Adam; Dao, Huyen

Telecommunications externality on migration : evidence from Chinese Villages (English)

This paper uses a unique natural experiment in Chinese villages to investigate whether access to telecommunications-- in particular, landline phones -- increases the likelihood of outmigration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6644 OCT 01, 2013

Lu, Yi; Xie, Huihua; Xu, Lixin Colin

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The impact of an adolescent girls employment program : the EPAG project in Liberia (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6832 Policy Research Working Paper
Voter response to natural disaster aid : quasi-experimental evidence from drought relief payments in Mexico (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6836 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of vocational training for the unemployed : experimental evidence from Turkey (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6807 Policy Research Working Paper
The heterogeneous effects of HIV testing (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6823 Policy Research Working Paper
HIV testing, behavior change, and the transition to adulthood in Malawi (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6825 Policy Research Working Paper
International interventions to build social capital : evidence from a field experiment in Sudan (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6772 Policy Research Working Paper
Does energy consumption respond to price shocks ? evidence from a regression-discontinuity design (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6785 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of early childhood education on early achievement gaps : evidence from the Indonesia early childhood education and development (ECED) project (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6794 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of intermittent screening and treatment for malaria among school children in Kenya : a cluster randomized trial (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6791 Policy Research Working Paper
Academic peer effects with different group assignment policies : residential tracking versus random assignment (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6787 Policy Research Working Paper
An alternative estimate of school-based management impacts on students' achievements : evidence from the Philippines (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6747 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of export destinations on firm performance (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6743 Policy Research Working Paper
Evaluating aid for trade : a survey of recent studies (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6742 Policy Research Working Paper
Coping with risk : the effects of shocks on reproductive health and transactional sex in rural Tanzania (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6751 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of high school financial education : experimental evidence from Brazil (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6723 Policy Research Working Paper
Intrinsic motivation, effort and the call to public service (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6729 Policy Research Working Paper
Unilateral facilitation does not raise international labor migration from the Philippines (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6689 Policy Research Working Paper
A randomized, controlled study of a rural sanitation behavior change program in Madhya Pradesh, India (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6702 Policy Research Working Paper
Getting incentives right: an impact evaluation of district hospital capitation payment in Vietnam : Getting incentives right : an impact evaluation of district hospital capitation payment in Vietnam (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6709 Policy Research Working Paper
Telecommunications externality on migration : evidence from Chinese Villages (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6644 Policy Research Working Paper