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When the money runs out : do cash transfers have sustained effects on human capital accumulation ? (English)

This study examines the medium-term effects of a two-year cash transfer program targeted to adolescent girls and young women. Significant declines in HIV prevalence, teen pregnancy, and early marriage among recipients of unconditional cash transfers (UCTs) during the program evaporated quickly two years after the cessation of transfers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7901 DEC 01, 2016

Baird,Sarah Jane; Mcintosh,Craig; Ozler,Berk Disclosed

Transit migration : all roads lead to America (English)

The paths of many migrants include multiple destinations and transit routes, yet this pattern is almost never reflected in empirical analyses. For example, 9 percent of recent immigrants to the United States arrived from a transit country as opposed to the country where they were born. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7880 NOV 07, 2016

Artuc,Erhan; Ozden,Caglar Disclosed

Global migration of talent and tax incentives : evidence from Malaysia's returning expert program (English)

This paper presents the first evidence on the efficacy of a major program designed to encourage the return migration of high-skilled individuals. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7875 NOV 01, 2016

Del Carpio,Ximena Vanessa; Ozden,Caglar; Testaverde,Mauro; Wagner,Mathis Christoph Disclosed

Social capital, finance, and consumption: evidence from a representative sample of Chinese households (English)

Using a new, nationally representative sample of Chinese households, this paper studies how social capital affects access to credit and its implications for consumption levels. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7873 OCT 24, 2016

Cull,Robert J.; Gan,Li; Gao,Nan; Xu,L. Colin Disclosed

Global talent flows (English)

The global distribution of talent is highly skewed and the resources available to countries to develop and utilize their best and brightest vary substantially. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7852 OCT 05, 2016

Kerr,Sari Pekkala; Kerr,William Robert; Ozden,Caglar; Parsons,Christopher Robert Disclosed

Minimizing ecological damage from road improvement in tropical forests (English)

A spatial econometric model is used to link road upgrading to forest clearing and biodiversity loss in the moist tropical forests of Bolivia, Cameroon, and Myanmar. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7826 SEP 19, 2016

Dasgupta,Susmita; Wheeler,David R. Disclosed

Making the most of demographic change in Southern Africa (English)

The countries of the Southern African Customs Union have relatively diverse demographic and economic starting points. These economies have the potential to realize demographic dividends and experience an acceleration in their income per capita growth and poverty reduction progress through forthcoming shifts in their age structures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7798 AUG 17, 2016

Ahmed, S. Amer; Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose Disclosed

Can labor market imperfections explain changes in the inverse farm size–productivity relationship ? longitudinal evidence from rural India (English)

A large national farm panel from India covering a quarter century (1982, 1999, and 2008) is used to show that the inverse farm size-yield relationship weakened significantly over time, despite an increase in the dispersion of farm sizes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7783 AUG 04, 2016

Deininger,Klaus W.; Jin,Songqing; Liu,Yanyan; Singh,Sudhir K. Disclosed

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

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When the money runs out : do cash transfers have sustained effects on human capital accumulation ? (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 WPS7901 Policy Research Working Paper
Transit migration : all roads lead to America (English)
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NOV 07, 2016 WPS7880 Policy Research Working Paper
Global migration of talent and tax incentives : evidence from Malaysia's returning expert program (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 WPS7875 Policy Research Working Paper
Social capital, finance, and consumption: evidence from a representative sample of Chinese households (English)
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OCT 24, 2016 WPS7873 Policy Research Working Paper
Global talent flows (English)
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OCT 05, 2016 WPS7852 Policy Research Working Paper
Minimizing ecological damage from road improvement in tropical forests (English)
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SEP 19, 2016 WPS7826 Policy Research Working Paper
Making the most of demographic change in Southern Africa (English)
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AUG 17, 2016 WPS7798 Policy Research Working Paper
Can labor market imperfections explain changes in the inverse farm size–productivity relationship ? longitudinal evidence from rural India (English)
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AUG 04, 2016 WPS7783 Policy Research Working Paper
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