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Financial (Dis-)information : evidence from a multi-country audit study (English)

An audit study was conducted in Ghana, Mexico and Peru to understand the quality of financial information and products offered to low-income customers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7750 JUL 19, 2016

Gine,Xavier; Mazer,Rafael Keenan Disclosed

Technology strategies for low-carbon economic growth : a general equilibrium assessment (English)

This paper investigates the potential for developing countries to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions without slowing their expected economic growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7742 JUL 11, 2016

Sue Wing,Ian Newel James; Timilsina,Govinda R. Disclosed

Impacts of carbon pricing in reducing the carbon intensity of China's GDP (English)

In contributing to global climate change mitigation efforts as agreed in Paris in 2015, China has set a target of reducing the carbon dioxide intensity of gross domestic product by 60-65 percent in 2030 compared with 2005 levels. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7735 JUN 29, 2016

Cao,Jing; Ho,Mun-Sing; Timilsina,Govinda R. Disclosed

Evidence from a randomized evaluation of the household welfare impacts of conditional and unconditional cash transfers given to mothers or fathers (English)

This study conducted a randomized control trial in rural Burkina Faso to estimate the impact of alternative cash transfer delivery mechanisms on education, health, and household welfare outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7730 JUN 27, 2016

Disclosed

Estimation of climate change damage functions for 140 regions in the GTAP9 database (English)

Climate change damage (or, more correctly, impact) functions relate variations in temperature (or other climate variables) to economic impacts in various dimensions, and are at the basis of quantitative modeling exercises for the assessment of climate change policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7728 JUN 23, 2016

Roson,Roberto; Sartori,Martina Disclosed

How do we prioritize the GHG mitigation options ? development of a marginal abatement cost curve for the building sector in Armenia and Georgia (English)

Armenia and Georgia are taking the climate change agenda seriously and contributing to efforts for mitigating global climate change through various ways, including preparation of low-carbon development strategies for their future economic growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7703 JUN 16, 2016

Timilsina,Govinda R.; Sikharulidze,Anna; Karapoghosyan,Eduard; Shatvoryan,Suren Disclosed

Will digital technologies transform agriculture in developing countries ? (English)

Mobile phones and the internet have significantly affected practically all sectors of the economy, and agriculture is no exception. Building on a recent World Bank flagship report, this paper introduces a concise framework for describing the main benefits from new information and communications technologies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7669 MAY 11, 2016

Deichmann,Uwe; Goyal,Aparajita; Mishra,Deepak K. Disclosed

Does e-government improve government capacity ? evidence from tax administration and public procurement (English)

Using a cross-country data set on e-government systems, this paper analyzes whether e-filing of taxes and e-procurement adoption improves the capacity of governments to raise and spend resources through the lowering of tax compliance costs, improvement of public procurement competitiveness, and reduction of corruption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7657 APR 28, 2016

Kochanova,Anna; Hasnain,Zahid; Larson,Bradley Robert Disclosed

Global migration revisited : short-term pains, long-term gains, and the potential of south-south migration (English)

This paper re-examines the development implications of international migration focusing on two issues: how the costs and benefits of migration change over time, and the significance of South-South migration for development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7628 APR 11, 2016

Ahmed, S. Amer; Go,Delfin Sia; Willenbockel,Dirk Andreas Disclosed

Estimating international poverty lines from comparable national thresholds (English)

World Bank's international poverty line of $1.90/day, at 2011 purchasing power parity, is based on a collection of national poverty lines, which were originally used to set the international poverty line of $1.25/day at 2005 purchasing power parity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7606 MAR 17, 2016

Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Prydz,Espen Beer Disclosed

Managing food price volatility in a large open country : the case of wheat in India (English)

India has pursued an active food security policy for many years, using a combination of trade policy interventions, public distribution of food staples, and assistance to farmers through minimum support prices defended by public stocks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7551 FEB 02, 2016

Gouel,Christophe; Gautam,Madhur; Martin,William J. Disclosed

The role of imports for exporter performance in Peru (English)

Using highly disaggregated firm-level customs transaction data for imports and exports in Peru over the 2000–2012 period, this paper explores the relationship between imports of intermediate inputs and firm export performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7492 NOV 13, 2015

Pierola Castro,Martha D.; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Farolec,Thomas Disclosed

Exporter behavior, country size and stage of development : evidence from the exporter dynamics database (English)

This paper presents new data on the micro structure of the export sector for 45 countries and studies how exporter behavior varies with country size and stage of development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7452 OCT 21, 2015

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Freund,Caroline; Pierola Castro,Martha D. Disclosed

A product space perspective on structural change in Morocco (English)

Drawing on international trade data, this paper uses the product space approach to analyze changes in Morocco’s goods exports in 1990–2010 and future export priorities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7438 OCT 14, 2015

Osorio-Rodarte,Israel; Lofgren,Hans Disclosed

Business practices in small firms in developing countries (English)

Management has a large effect on the productivity of large firms. But does management matter in micro and small firms, where the majority of the labor force in developing countries works? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7405 AUG 27, 2015

Mckenzie,David J.; Woodruff,Christopher M. Disclosed

Impact of property rights reform to support China’s rural-urban integration : village-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment (English)

As part of a national experiment, in 2008 Chengdu prefecture implemented ambitious property rights reforms, including complete registration of all land together with measures to ease transferability and eliminate labor market restrictions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7389 AUG 11, 2015

Deininger,Klaus W.; Jin,Songqing; Liu,Shouying; Shao,Ting; Xia,Fang Disclosed

Impact of property rights reform to support China’s rural-urban integration : household-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment (English)

As part of a national experiment in 2008, Chengdu prefecture implemented ambitious property rights reforms, including complete registration of all land together with measures to ease transferability and eliminate migration restrictions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7388 AUG 11, 2015

Deininger,Klaus W.; Jin,Songqing; Liu,Shouying; Xia,Fang Disclosed

Self-help groups, savings and social capital : evidence from a field experiment in Cambodia (English)

This paper studies how self-help groups—village-based organizations designed to encourage savings, household production and social cohesion among the poor—can promote economic and social capital. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7382 JUL 29, 2015

Ban,Radu; Gilligan,Michael J.; Rieger,Matthias Disclosed

Transport policies and development (English)

This survey reviews the current state of the economic literature, assessing the impact of transport policies on growth, inclusion, and sustainability in a developing country context. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7366 JUL 14, 2015

Berg,Claudia N.; Deichmann,Uwe; Liu,Yishen; Selod,Harris Disclosed

Hukou and highways : the impact of China’s spatial development policies on urbanization and regional inequality (English)

China has used two main spatial policies to shape its geographic patterns of development: restricted labor mobility through the Hukou residential registration system and massive infrastructure investment, notably a 96,000 kilometer national expressway network. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7350 JUN 30, 2015

Bosker,Maarten; Deichmann,Uwe; Roberts,Mark Disclosed

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Financial (Dis-)information : evidence from a multi-country audit study (English)
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JUL 19, 2016 WPS7750 Policy Research Working Paper
Technology strategies for low-carbon economic growth : a general equilibrium assessment (English)
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JUL 11, 2016 WPS7742 Policy Research Working Paper
Impacts of carbon pricing in reducing the carbon intensity of China's GDP (English)
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JUN 29, 2016 WPS7735 Policy Research Working Paper
Evidence from a randomized evaluation of the household welfare impacts of conditional and unconditional cash transfers given to mothers or fathers (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 WPS7730 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimation of climate change damage functions for 140 regions in the GTAP9 database (English)
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JUN 23, 2016 WPS7728 Policy Research Working Paper
How do we prioritize the GHG mitigation options ? development of a marginal abatement cost curve for the building sector in Armenia and Georgia (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 WPS7703 Policy Research Working Paper
Will digital technologies transform agriculture in developing countries ? (English)
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MAY 11, 2016 WPS7669 Policy Research Working Paper
Does e-government improve government capacity ? evidence from tax administration and public procurement (English)
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APR 28, 2016 WPS7657 Policy Research Working Paper
Global migration revisited : short-term pains, long-term gains, and the potential of south-south migration (English)
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APR 11, 2016 WPS7628 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating international poverty lines from comparable national thresholds (English)
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MAR 17, 2016 WPS7606 Policy Research Working Paper
Managing food price volatility in a large open country : the case of wheat in India (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7551 Policy Research Working Paper
The role of imports for exporter performance in Peru (English)
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NOV 13, 2015 WPS7492 Policy Research Working Paper
Exporter behavior, country size and stage of development : evidence from the exporter dynamics database (English)
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OCT 21, 2015 WPS7452 Policy Research Working Paper
A product space perspective on structural change in Morocco (English)
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OCT 14, 2015 WPS7438 Policy Research Working Paper
Business practices in small firms in developing countries (English)
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AUG 27, 2015 WPS7405 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of property rights reform to support China’s rural-urban integration : village-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment (English)
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AUG 11, 2015 WPS7389 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of property rights reform to support China’s rural-urban integration : household-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment (English)
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AUG 11, 2015 WPS7388 Policy Research Working Paper
Self-help groups, savings and social capital : evidence from a field experiment in Cambodia (English)
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JUL 29, 2015 WPS7382 Policy Research Working Paper
Transport policies and development (English)
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JUL 14, 2015 WPS7366 Policy Research Working Paper
Hukou and highways : the impact of China’s spatial development policies on urbanization and regional inequality (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7350 Policy Research Working Paper