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Remote-learning, Time-Use, and Mental Health of Ecuadorian High-School Studentsduring the COVID-19 Quarantine (English)

The COVID-19 pandemic has closed schools around the world, forcing school systems and students to quickly attempt remote learning. A rapid response phone survey of over 1,500 high school students aged 14 to 18 in Ecuador was conducted to learn how students spend their time during the period of quarantine, examine their access to remote learning, and measure their mental health status. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9252 MAY 19, 2020

Asanov,Igor; Flores,Francisco; Mckenzie,David J.; Mensmann,Mona; Schulte,Mathis Disclosed

Gender Bias and Intergenerational Educational Mobility : Theory and Evidence from China and India (English)

This paper incorporates gender bias against girls in the family, school and labor market in a model of intergenerational persistence in schooling where parents self-finance children's education because of credit market imperfections. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9250 MAY 18, 2020

Emran,M. Shahe; Jiang,Hanchen; Shilpi,Forhad J. Disclosed

Transformational Climate Finance : Donors' Willingness to Support Deep and Transformational Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions in Lower-Income Countries (English)

This paper uses simple analytical models to study high-income donor countries' willingness to pay to supply mitigation finance to low-income countries; how this depends on modality for finance supply; and how it changes as the global greenhouse gas mitigation agenda moves forward. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9251 MAY 18, 2020

Strand,Jon Disclosed

Locking Crops to Unlock Investment : Experimental Evidence on Warrantage in Burkina Faso (English)

Financial market imperfections remain pervasive in developing countries, constraining potentially profitable investment decisions, especially for rural smallholder farmers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9248 MAY 18, 2020

Delavallade,Clara Anne; Godlonton,Susan Disclosed

A Multiple-Arm, Cluster-Randomized Impact Evaluation of the Clean India (Swachh Bharat) Mission Program in Rural Punjab, India (English)

This study reports the findings of a large-scale, multiple-arm, cluster-randomized control study carried out in rural Punjab, India, to assess the impact of a flagship sanitation program of the Government of India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9249 MAY 18, 2020

Andres,Luis Alberto; Deb,Saubhik; Joseph,George; Larenas,Marna Isabel; Grabinsky Zabludovsky,Jonathan Disclosed

Nowcasting Economic Activity in Times of COVID-19 : An Approximation from the Google Community Mobility Report (English)

This paper proposes a leading indicator, the "Google Mobility Index," for nowcasting monthly industrial production growth rates in selected economies in Latin America and the Caribbean. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9247 MAY 14, 2020

Sampi Bravo,James Robert Ezequiel; Jooste,Charl Disclosed

Early-Life Access to a Basic Health Care Program and Adult Outcomes in Indonesia (English)

Access to primary care during early life can have substantial benefits in developing countries. This study evaluates the long-run impact of the Village Midwife Program in Indonesia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9243 MAY 12, 2020

Ahsan,Md Nazmul; Banerjee,Rakesh; Maharaj,Riddhi Disclosed

Determinants of Social Distancing and Economic Activity during COVID-19 : A Global View (English)

The paper uses Google mobility data to identify the determinants of social distancing during the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak. The findings for the United States indicate that much of the decrease in mobility is voluntary, driven by the number of COVID-19 cases and proxying for greater awareness of risk. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9242 MAY 12, 2020

Maloney,William F.; Taskin,Temel Disclosed

Study of the Distributional Performance of Piped Water Consumption Subsidies in 10 Developing Countries (English)

This paper provides new evidence on how effectively piped water consumption subsidies are targeting poor households in 10 low- and middle-income countries around the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9245 MAY 12, 2020

Abramovsky,Laura Fernanda; Andres,Luis Alberto; Joseph,George; Rud,Juan Pablo; Sember,German Eduardo; Thibert,Michael David Disclosed

Cross-Region Transfers in a Monetary Union : Evidence from the US and Some Implications (English)

US federal transfers to individuals are large, countercyclical, vary geographically, and are often credited for helping stabilize regional economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9244 MAY 12, 2020

Pennings,Steven Michael Disclosed

Migration and Asset Accumulation in South India : Comparing Gains to Internal and International Migration from Kerala (English)

This study examines the asset gains to households in Kerala, India, from two types of labor migration: moving overseas versus moving within India for employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9237 MAY 11, 2020

Seshan,Ganesh Kumar Disclosed

Once NEET, Always NEET ? A Synthetic Panel Approach to Analyze the Moroccan Labor Market (English)

In many regions of the world, the persistent, and growing, proportion of young people who are currently not in employment, education, or training is of global concern. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9238 MAY 11, 2020

Alfani,Federica; Clementi,Fabio; Fabiani,Michele; Molini,Vasco; Valentini,Enzo Disclosed

Survival of Firms during Economic Crisis (English)

This paper estimates the survival time of nearly 7,000 firms in a dozen high-income and middle-income countries in a scenario of extreme economic distress, using the World Bank's Enterprises Surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9239 MAY 11, 2020

Bosio,Erica; Djankov,Simeon; Jolevski,Filip; Ramalho,Rita Disclosed

When Face-to-Face Interactions Become an Occupational Hazard : Jobs in the Time of COVID-19 (English)

There is a crisis of demand brewing around the globe as social distancing becomes the norm to counter the COVID-19 outbreak. So, which parts of the economy are most in the line of fire? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9240 MAY 11, 2020

Avdiu,Besart; Nayyar,Gaurav Disclosed

Jobs' Amenability to Working from Home : Evidence from Skills Surveys for 53 Countries (English)

The spread of COVID-19 and implementation of "social distancing" policies around the world have raised the question of how many jobs can be done at home. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9241 MAY 11, 2020

Hatayama,Maho; Viollaz,Mariana; Winkler,Hernan Jorge Disclosed

Financing Firms in Hibernation during the COVID-19 Pandemic (English)

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has halted economic activity worldwide, hurting firms and pushing them toward bankruptcy. This paper provides a unified framework to organize the policy debate related to firm financing during the downturn, centered along four main points. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9236 MAY 08, 2020

Didier,Tatiana; Huneeus,Federico; Larrain,Mauricio; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

Welfare and Fiscal Implications from Increased Gasoline Prices in the Islamic Republic of Iran (English)

Facing a fiscal crisis, the Islamic Republic of Iran decided to increase gasoline prices at the end of 2019. This paper estimates the impact of the price increase on household welfare and government revenue, using the most recent Household Expenditure and Income Survey conducted by the Statistical Center of Iran in March 2018-March 2019. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9235 MAY 07, 2020

Atamanov,Aziz; Mostafavi Dehzooei,Mohammadhadi; Wai-Poi,Matthew Grant Disclosed

Trade Facilitation in Services : A Conceptual and Empirical Analysis (English)

Beyond their key contribution to value chains in all sectors, services represent a centrally important source of economic and export diversification. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9233 MAY 07, 2020

Gillson,Ian John Douglas; Molinuevo,Martin; Saez,Juan Sebastian Disclosed

Trade Facilitation in Services : Concepts and Empirical Importance (English)

This paper examines the concept of trade facilitation in services from the perspective of the recent literature on the determinants of services trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9234 MAY 07, 2020

Van Der Marel,Erik Leendert; Shepherd,Ben Disclosed

Cabinet Size and Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

There is frequent public and media concern over the cost of bloated cabinets in many Sub-Saharan African countries. Scholarship on elite clientelism links cabinet positions with corruption and practices that undermine sound policy making. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9232 MAY 06, 2020

Wehner,Joachim Hans-Georg; Mills,Linnea Cecilia Disclosed

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Remote-learning, Time-Use, and Mental Health of Ecuadorian High-School Studentsduring the COVID-19 Quarantine (English)
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MAY 19, 2020 WPS9252 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender Bias and Intergenerational Educational Mobility : Theory and Evidence from China and India (English)
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MAY 18, 2020 WPS9250 Policy Research Working Paper
Transformational Climate Finance : Donors' Willingness to Support Deep and Transformational Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions in Lower-Income Countries (English)
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MAY 18, 2020 WPS9251 Policy Research Working Paper
Locking Crops to Unlock Investment : Experimental Evidence on Warrantage in Burkina Faso (English)
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MAY 18, 2020 WPS9248 Policy Research Working Paper
A Multiple-Arm, Cluster-Randomized Impact Evaluation of the Clean India (Swachh Bharat) Mission Program in Rural Punjab, India (English)
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MAY 18, 2020 WPS9249 Policy Research Working Paper
Nowcasting Economic Activity in Times of COVID-19 : An Approximation from the Google Community Mobility Report (English)
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MAY 14, 2020 WPS9247 Policy Research Working Paper
Early-Life Access to a Basic Health Care Program and Adult Outcomes in Indonesia (English)
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MAY 12, 2020 WPS9243 Policy Research Working Paper
Determinants of Social Distancing and Economic Activity during COVID-19 : A Global View (English)
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MAY 12, 2020 WPS9242 Policy Research Working Paper
Study of the Distributional Performance of Piped Water Consumption Subsidies in 10 Developing Countries (English)
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MAY 12, 2020 WPS9245 Policy Research Working Paper
Cross-Region Transfers in a Monetary Union : Evidence from the US and Some Implications (English)
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MAY 12, 2020 WPS9244 Policy Research Working Paper
Migration and Asset Accumulation in South India : Comparing Gains to Internal and International Migration from Kerala (English)
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MAY 11, 2020 WPS9237 Policy Research Working Paper
Once NEET, Always NEET ? A Synthetic Panel Approach to Analyze the Moroccan Labor Market (English)
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MAY 11, 2020 WPS9238 Policy Research Working Paper
Survival of Firms during Economic Crisis (English)
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MAY 11, 2020 WPS9239 Policy Research Working Paper
When Face-to-Face Interactions Become an Occupational Hazard : Jobs in the Time of COVID-19 (English)
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MAY 11, 2020 WPS9240 Policy Research Working Paper
Jobs' Amenability to Working from Home : Evidence from Skills Surveys for 53 Countries (English)
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MAY 11, 2020 WPS9241 Policy Research Working Paper
Financing Firms in Hibernation during the COVID-19 Pandemic (English)
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MAY 08, 2020 WPS9236 Policy Research Working Paper
Welfare and Fiscal Implications from Increased Gasoline Prices in the Islamic Republic of Iran (English)
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MAY 07, 2020 WPS9235 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade Facilitation in Services : A Conceptual and Empirical Analysis (English)
See More +
MAY 07, 2020 WPS9233 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade Facilitation in Services : Concepts and Empirical Importance (English)
See More +
MAY 07, 2020 WPS9234 Policy Research Working Paper
Cabinet Size and Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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MAY 06, 2020 WPS9232 Policy Research Working Paper