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Intergenerational education mobility in Africa : has progress been inclusive ? (English)

This paper employs nationally representative household survey data on parents of adult individuals to analyze the intergenerational transmission of education in nine Sub-Saharan African countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7843 SEP 29, 2016

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Dynamic relationship between corruption and youth unemployment : empirical evidences from a system GMM approach (English)

This paper addresses the causal relationship between corruption and youth unemployment from two different perspectives. The discussion starts by asking how the corruption practices within government institutions that encourage the payment of bribes to access the job opportunities contribute to reducing the efficiency of the resources (labor force) allocations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7842 SEP 29, 2016

Bouzid,Bechir Naier Disclosed

Is predicted data a viable alternative to real data ? (English)

It is costly to collect the household- and individual-level data that underlies official estimates of poverty and health. For this reason, developing countries often do not have the budget to update their estimates of poverty and health regularly, even though these estimates are most needed there. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7841 SEP 28, 2016

Fujii,Tomoki; Van Der Weide,Roy Disclosed

Citizen engagement in rulemaking -- evidence on regulatory practices in 185 countries (English)

This paper presents a new database of indicators measuring the extent to which rulemaking processes are transparent and participatory across 185 countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7840 SEP 28, 2016

Johns,Melissa Marie; Saltane,Valentina Disclosed

Poor households' productive investments of cash transfers : quasi-experimental evidence from Niger (English)

Cash transfer programs have spread rapidly as an instrument to raise household consumption and reduce poverty. Questions remain about the sustainability of cash transfer impacts in low-income settings such as Sub-Saharan Africa and, in particular, on whether cash transfers can foster productive investments in addition to raising immediate consumption among the very poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7839 SEP 27, 2016

Stoeffler,Quentin; Mills,Bradford F.; Premand,Patrick Disclosed

When the cat's away : the effects of spousal migration on investments on children (English)

Household expenditures for children-related goods may change when one of the parent migrates and do so differently depending on whether it is the mother or the father that leaves. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7838 SEP 27, 2016

Lucia,Rizzica Disclosed

Economic premise -- managing (fiscally) resource windfalls : exploring policy options for the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

How should resource-dependent countries respond (fiscally) to resource price volatility? This note studies what determines revenue allocation between a "spend today" strategy and a "save now-spend tomorrow" approach in the context of the Democratic Republic of Congo. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7837 SEP 27, 2016

Pinto Moreira,Emmanuel Disclosed

Constructing robust poverty trends in the Islamic Republic of Iran : 2008-14 (English)

This paper constructs and tests the robustness of consistently measured poverty trends in the Islamic Republic of Iran after 2008, using international poverty lines based on U.S. dollars at 2011 purchasing power parity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7836 SEP 27, 2016

Atamanov,Aziz; Mostafavi,Mohammad-Hadi; Salehi Isfahani,Djavad; Vishwanath,Tara Disclosed

Deepening without broadening ? jobs in Ghana's private sector (English)

Creating productive jobs is one of the greatest challenges in Ghana. This paper looks at job creation and its relationship with firm productivity and the quality of jobs among registered firms in the Ghanaian private sector, based on the 2013 World Bank Enterprise Survey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7835 SEP 27, 2016

Francis,David C.; Honorati,Maddalena Disclosed

Training teachers on the job : what works and how to measure it (English)

A significant body of research demonstrates that teachers and the quality of their teaching are crucial components of student learning. Many teachers in resource-poor environments have limited knowledge, skills, or motivation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7834 SEP 26, 2016

Popova,Anna; Evans,David; Arancibia,Violeta Disclosed

Gender gaps in cognitive and non-cognitive skills in early primary grades : evidence from rural Indonesia (English)

This paper examines gender gaps in cognitive and non-cognitive skills among a sample of more than 10,000 children between the ages of 6 and 9 in rural Indonesia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7833 SEP 26, 2016

Nakajima,Nozomi; Jung,Haeil; Pradhan,Menno Prasad; Hasan,Amer; Kinnell,Angela; Brinkman,Sally Ann Disclosed

Investing in school readiness : an analysis of the cost-effectiveness of early childhood education pathways in rural Indonesia (English)

This paper presents evidence on the cost-effectiveness of early childhood education pathways in rural Indonesia. It documents the existence of substantial differences in school readiness between 6 to 9 year old children. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7832 SEP 26, 2016

Nakajima,Nozomi; Hasan,Amer; Jung,Haeil; Brinkman,Sally Ann; Pradhan,Menno Prasad; Kinnell,Angela Disclosed

Nonrenewable resources, income inequality and per capita GDP : an empirical analysis (English)

This analysis examines the relationship between nonrenewable resource dependence, economic growth and income inequality. It uses a two-equation system in which the Gini index and GDP per capita are the dependent variables and the stock of nonrenewable resources as a share of national wealth -- i.e. resource dependence -- is the independent variable. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7831 SEP 22, 2016

Scognamillo,Antonio; Mele,Gianluca; Sensini,Luca Disclosed

Trends and drivers of poverty reduction in Nepal : a historical perspective (English)

Nepal made remarkable progress in poverty reduction between 1995 and 2010, a period coinciding with a decade-long violent conflict followed by tumultuous post-conflict recovery. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7830 SEP 21, 2016

Uematsu,Hiroki; Shidiq,Akhmad Rizal; Tiwari,Sailesh Disclosed

Can the culture of honor lead to inefficient conventions ? experimental evidence from India (English)

Experiments in the United States have found that pairs of individuals are generally able to form socially efficient conventions in coordination games of common interest in a remarkably short time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7829 SEP 20, 2016

Brooks,Benjamin A.; Hoff,Karla; Pandey,Priyanka Disclosed

Faraway or nearby ? domestic and international spillovers in patenting and product innovation (English)

The diffusion of knowledge plays a central role in endogenous growth theories. Simply put, in these models new knowledge can be generated from preexisting knowledge. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7828 SEP 20, 2016

Bravo-Ortega,Claudio; Cusolito,Ana Paula; Lederman,Daniel Disclosed

Russian Federation : how services contribute to competitiveness (English)

Globalization is creating many new trade and growth opportunities, with services trade increasingly becoming an issue for export-oriented economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7827 SEP 19, 2016

Saez,Juan Sebastian; Van Der Marel,Erik Leendert 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

Does improved local supply of schooling enhance intergenerational mobility in education ? evidence from Jordan (English)

The impact of the growth of the local supply of public schools in the post-Colonial period on intergenerational mobility in education is a first-order question in the Arab World. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7825 SEP 15, 2016

Assaad,Ragui A.; Saleh,Mohamed Farid Mohamed Disclosed

Mobility and pathways to the middle class in Nepal (English)

This paper introduces a variety of concepts and methods to examine living standards improvements in Nepal in a dynamic perspective. Using data from three rounds of Nepal Living Standards Surveys conducted in the past two decades, together with data from a nationally representative survey that was implemented in 2014 specifically to collect information on social and economic mobility, the paper presents novel statistics on the extent of inter- and intra-generational mobility in Nepal. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7824 SEP 15, 2016

Tiwari,Sailesh; Shidiq,Akhmad Rizal; Balcazar Salazar,Carlos Felipe Disclosed

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Intergenerational education mobility in Africa : has progress been inclusive ? (English)
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SEP 29, 2016 WPS7843 Policy Research Working Paper
Dynamic relationship between corruption and youth unemployment : empirical evidences from a system GMM approach (English)
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SEP 29, 2016 WPS7842 Policy Research Working Paper
Is predicted data a viable alternative to real data ? (English)
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SEP 28, 2016 WPS7841 Policy Research Working Paper
Citizen engagement in rulemaking -- evidence on regulatory practices in 185 countries (English)
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SEP 28, 2016 WPS7840 Policy Research Working Paper
Poor households' productive investments of cash transfers : quasi-experimental evidence from Niger (English)
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SEP 27, 2016 WPS7839 Policy Research Working Paper
When the cat's away : the effects of spousal migration on investments on children (English)
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SEP 27, 2016 WPS7838 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic premise -- managing (fiscally) resource windfalls : exploring policy options for the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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SEP 27, 2016 WPS7837 Policy Research Working Paper
Constructing robust poverty trends in the Islamic Republic of Iran : 2008-14 (English)
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SEP 27, 2016 WPS7836 Policy Research Working Paper
Deepening without broadening ? jobs in Ghana's private sector (English)
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SEP 27, 2016 WPS7835 Policy Research Working Paper
Training teachers on the job : what works and how to measure it (English)
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SEP 26, 2016 WPS7834 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender gaps in cognitive and non-cognitive skills in early primary grades : evidence from rural Indonesia (English)
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SEP 26, 2016 WPS7833 Policy Research Working Paper
Investing in school readiness : an analysis of the cost-effectiveness of early childhood education pathways in rural Indonesia (English)
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SEP 26, 2016 WPS7832 Policy Research Working Paper
Nonrenewable resources, income inequality and per capita GDP : an empirical analysis (English)
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SEP 22, 2016 WPS7831 Policy Research Working Paper
Trends and drivers of poverty reduction in Nepal : a historical perspective (English)
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SEP 21, 2016 WPS7830 Policy Research Working Paper
Can the culture of honor lead to inefficient conventions ? experimental evidence from India (English)
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SEP 20, 2016 WPS7829 Policy Research Working Paper
Faraway or nearby ? domestic and international spillovers in patenting and product innovation (English)
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SEP 20, 2016 WPS7828 Policy Research Working Paper
Russian Federation : how services contribute to competitiveness (English)
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SEP 19, 2016 WPS7827 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
Does improved local supply of schooling enhance intergenerational mobility in education ? evidence from Jordan (English)
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SEP 15, 2016 WPS7825 Policy Research Working Paper
Mobility and pathways to the middle class in Nepal (English)
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SEP 15, 2016 WPS7824 Policy Research Working Paper