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Developing Public-Private Partnership Initiatives in the Middle East and North Africa : From Public Debt to Maximizing Finance for Development (English)

This paper argues for a novel approach to financing infrastructure needs in Arab countries. It first describes the context of rising public debt in the region, contrasting it with the vast infrastructure needs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8863 MAY 24, 2019

Arezki,Rabah; Belhaj,Ferid Disclosed

Preventing Violence in the Most Violent Contexts : Behavioral and Neurophysiological Evidence (English)

This paper provides experimental evidence of the impact of an after-school program on vulnerable public-school students in El Salvador. The program combined a behavioral intervention with ludic activities for students aged 10-16 years old. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8862 MAY 23, 2019

Dinarte,Lelys; Egana-delSol,Pablo Disclosed

Small African Economies in a More Uncertain Global Trade Environment : The Potential Impact of Post-AGOA Scenarios for Lesotho (English)

This paper provides a forward-looking view of trade and its relevance for Lesotho’s medium- and long-term development. It does this through computable general equilibrium analysis of potential impacts based on specific trade-related scenarios. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8861 MAY 22, 2019

Maliszewska,Maryla; Engel,Jakob; Arenas,Guillermo Carlos; Kotschwar,Barbara R Disclosed

Exploring Carbon Pricing in Developing Countries : A Macroeconomic Analysis in Ethiopia (English)

This study uses a computable general equilibrium model to analyze various policy scenarios for a carbon tax on greenhouse gas emissions from petroleum fuels and kerosene in Ethiopia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8860 MAY 20, 2019

Telaye,Andualem; Benitez,Pablo; Tamru,Seneshaw; Medhin,Haileselassie Amaha; Toman,Michael A. Disclosed

Identifying the Vulnerable to Poverty from Natural Disasters : The Case of Typhoons in the Philippines (English)

This paper builds on the existing literature assessing retrospectively the quantitative effects of natural disasters on different dimensions of household welfare, to make progress toward the ex ante identification of households that are vulnerable to poverty due to natural disasters, especially typhoons. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8857 MAY 20, 2019

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Kawasoe,Yasuhiro; Strobl,Eric; Acosta,Pablo Ariel Disclosed

Trade Integration and Growth : Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper examines the growth effects of different dimensions of international trade integration -- notably, volume, diversification, and natural resource dependence -- in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8859 MAY 20, 2019

Calderon,Cesar; Castillo Castro,Catalina Disclosed

The Economics of Sustainability : Causes and Consequences of Energy Market Transformation (English)

The paper deals with the economics of sustainability associated with the transformation of energy markets. It emphasizes the interrelations between technical changes and energy markets and how in turn the resulting transformations alter the sustainability of economic systems that are dependent on these markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8858 MAY 20, 2019

Arezki,Rabah Disclosed

Improving Management with Individual and Group-Based Consulting : Results from a Randomized Experiment in Colombia (English)

Differences in management quality are an important contributor to productivity differences across countries. A key question is how to best improve poor management in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8854 MAY 15, 2019

Iacovone,Leonardo; Maloney,William F.; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Voice and Punishment : A Global Survey Experiment on Tax Morale (English)

An online survey experiment spanning 50 countries finds sizable improvements in tax morale when (a) the salience of anti-corruption efforts is increased and (b) citizens are allowed to voice their expenditure preferences to the government. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8855 MAY 15, 2019

Sjoberg,Fredrik Matias; Mellon,Jonathan; Peixoto,Tiago Carneiro; Hemker,Johannes Zacharias; Tsai,Lily Lee Disclosed

Learning from Power Sector Reform : The Case of The Philippines (English)

The Philippines power sector underwent a substantial and largely complete reform process. Following a severe shortage of supply in the late 1980s and the Asian Financial crisis of 1997, which made the dollar-denominated debt of the National Power Corporation extremely burdensome, the Electric Power Industry Reform Act was passed in 2001. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8853 MAY 13, 2019

Bacon,Robert W. Disclosed

Productivity Growth : Patterns and Determinants across the World (English)

This is the background paper for the productivity extension of the World Bank’s Long-Term Growth Model (LTGM). Based on an extensive literature review, the paper identifies the main determinants of economic productivity as innovation, education, market efficiency, infrastructure, and institutions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8852 MAY 10, 2019

Kim,Young Eun; Loayza,Norman V. Disclosed

The Apprenticeship-to-Work Transition : Experimental Evidence from Ghana (English)

This paper examines the effects of a government-sponsored apprenticeship training program designed to address high levels of youth unemployment in Ghana. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8851 MAY 09, 2019

Hardy,Morgan L.; Mbiti,Isaac Mulangu; Mccasland,Jamie Lee; Salcher,Isabelle Disclosed

The Rise of Domestic Capital Markets for Corporate Financing (English)

During the past decades, firms from emerging economies have significantly increased the amount of financing obtained in capital markets. Whereas the literature argues that international markets have been an important contributor to this process, the role of domestic markets is mostly unknown. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8844 MAY 07, 2019

Abraham,Facundo; Cortina Lorente,Juan Jose; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

The Economics of International Student and Scholar Mobility : Directions for Research (English)

International trade in higher education services in the form of international student mobility has increased sharply since the 1960s and especially from Eastern Europe and Central Asia since the fall of the Soviet Union. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8848 MAY 07, 2019

Chellaraj,Gnanaraj Disclosed

The Lost Human Capital : Teacher Knowledge and Student Achievement in Africa (English)

In many low-income countries, teachers do not master the subject they are teaching, and children learn little while attending school. Using unique data from nationally representative surveys of schools in seven Sub-Saharan African countries, this paper proposes a methodology to assess the effect of teacher subject content knowledge on student learning when panel data on students are not available. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8849 MAY 07, 2019

Bold,Tessa; Filmer,Deon P.; Molina,Ezequiel; Svensson,Jakob Disclosed

Combining Growth and Gender Diagnostics for the Benefit of Both (English)

Women's economic empowerment is not a new issue; nevertheless, it continues to challenge governments and development assistance agencies. One of the reasons for this hurdle may well be that gender advocates and growth devotees are speaking different languages when there is a huge space for them to collaborate effectively and pursue both agendas simultaneously. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8847 MAY 07, 2019

Ianchovichina,Elena; Leipziger,Danny M. Disclosed

Labelled Loans, Credit Constraints and Sanitation Investments (English)

Credit constraints are considered to be an important barrier hindering adoption of preventive health investments among low-income households in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8845 MAY 07, 2019

Augsburg,Britta; Caeyers,Bet; Giunti,Sara; Malde,Bansi Khimji; Smets,Susanna Disclosed

Can Micro-Credit Support Public Health Subsidy Programs ? (English)

The low take-up of cost-effective and highly subsidised preventive health technologies in low-income countries remains a puzzle. One under-studied reason is that the design of subsidy schemes is such that households remain financially constrained. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8846 MAY 07, 2019

Augsburg,Britta; Caeyers,Bet; Malde,Bansi Khimji Disclosed

Welfare Effects of Introducing Competition in the Telecom Sector in Djibouti (English)

Djibouti is very well placed, as a landing site of undersea fiber optic cables, to benefit from the digital economy. However, the prevalence of a single national telecom operator in the country has stifled service delivery and innovation in the telecom sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8850 MAY 07, 2019

Decoster,Xavier Stephane; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Mendiratta,Vibhuti; Santacroce,Marco Disclosed

Tracking the Sustainable Development Goals : Emerging Measurement Challenges and Further Reflections (English)

The Sustainable Development Goals recently adopted by the United Nations represent an important step to identify shared global goals for development over the next two decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8843 MAY 06, 2019

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Serajuddin,Umar Disclosed

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Developing Public-Private Partnership Initiatives in the Middle East and North Africa : From Public Debt to Maximizing Finance for Development (English)
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MAY 24, 2019 WPS8863 Policy Research Working Paper
Preventing Violence in the Most Violent Contexts : Behavioral and Neurophysiological Evidence (English)
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MAY 23, 2019 WPS8862 Policy Research Working Paper
Small African Economies in a More Uncertain Global Trade Environment : The Potential Impact of Post-AGOA Scenarios for Lesotho (English)
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MAY 22, 2019 WPS8861 Policy Research Working Paper
Exploring Carbon Pricing in Developing Countries : A Macroeconomic Analysis in Ethiopia (English)
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MAY 20, 2019 WPS8860 Policy Research Working Paper
Identifying the Vulnerable to Poverty from Natural Disasters : The Case of Typhoons in the Philippines (English)
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MAY 20, 2019 WPS8857 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade Integration and Growth : Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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MAY 20, 2019 WPS8859 Policy Research Working Paper
The Economics of Sustainability : Causes and Consequences of Energy Market Transformation (English)
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MAY 20, 2019 WPS8858 Policy Research Working Paper
Improving Management with Individual and Group-Based Consulting : Results from a Randomized Experiment in Colombia (English)
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MAY 15, 2019 WPS8854 Policy Research Working Paper
Voice and Punishment : A Global Survey Experiment on Tax Morale (English)
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MAY 15, 2019 WPS8855 Policy Research Working Paper
Learning from Power Sector Reform : The Case of The Philippines (English)
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MAY 13, 2019 WPS8853 Policy Research Working Paper
Productivity Growth : Patterns and Determinants across the World (English)
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MAY 10, 2019 WPS8852 Policy Research Working Paper
The Apprenticeship-to-Work Transition : Experimental Evidence from Ghana (English)
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MAY 09, 2019 WPS8851 Policy Research Working Paper
The Rise of Domestic Capital Markets for Corporate Financing (English)
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MAY 07, 2019 WPS8844 Policy Research Working Paper
The Economics of International Student and Scholar Mobility : Directions for Research (English)
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MAY 07, 2019 WPS8848 Policy Research Working Paper
The Lost Human Capital : Teacher Knowledge and Student Achievement in Africa (English)
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MAY 07, 2019 WPS8849 Policy Research Working Paper
Combining Growth and Gender Diagnostics for the Benefit of Both (English)
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MAY 07, 2019 WPS8847 Policy Research Working Paper
Labelled Loans, Credit Constraints and Sanitation Investments (English)
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MAY 07, 2019 WPS8845 Policy Research Working Paper
Can Micro-Credit Support Public Health Subsidy Programs ? (English)
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MAY 07, 2019 WPS8846 Policy Research Working Paper
Welfare Effects of Introducing Competition in the Telecom Sector in Djibouti (English)
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MAY 07, 2019 WPS8850 Policy Research Working Paper
Tracking the Sustainable Development Goals : Emerging Measurement Challenges and Further Reflections (English)
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MAY 06, 2019 WPS8843 Policy Research Working Paper