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Fiscal Incidence in Moldova : A Commitment to Equity Analysis (English)

This paper uses methods developed by the Commitment to Equity Institute and data from the Household Budget Survey to assess the effects of government taxation and social spending on poverty and inequality in Moldova. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9010 SEP 13, 2019

Cojocaru,Alexandru; Matytsin,Mikhail; Prohnitchi,Valeriu Disclosed

Moral Hazard vs. Land Scarcity : Flood Management Policies for the Real World (English)

This paper investigates the costs and benefits of three ex ante flood management strategies -- risk-based insurance, zoning, and subsidized insurance -- in an urban economics framework that takes land scarcity into account. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9012 SEP 13, 2019

Avner,Paolo; Hallegatte,Stephane Disclosed

Can Women's Self-Help Groups Contribute to Sustainable Development ? Evidence of Capability Changes from Northern India (English)

This paper investigates a women's self-help group program with more than 1.5 million participants in one of the poorest rural areas of Northern India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9011 SEP 13, 2019

Anand,Paul; Saxena,Swati; Gonzalez,Rolando; Dang,Hai-Anh H. Disclosed

The Missing Market for Work Permits (English)

Citizens have a right to accept any job offer in their country, but that right is not marketable or automatically extended to foreigners. Yet, some citizens have useful things to do if they could rent out their right-to-work, and there are foreigners who would value the new options for employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9005 SEP 12, 2019

Lokshin,Michael M.; Ravallion,Martin Disclosed

On Financial Development and Economic Growth in the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)

This paper discusses the evolution of the Egyptian banking sector and the main trends in financial development in the Arab Republic of Egypt. The paper examines empirically the relationship between the development of the financial sector and economic growth in Egypt between 1980 and 2016. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9008 SEP 12, 2019

Mohieldin,Mahmoud; Hussein,Khaled; Rostom,Ahmed Mohamed Tawfick Disclosed

Self-Employment and Migration (English)

There is a widespread policy view that a lack of job opportunities at home is a key reason for migration, accompanied by suggestions of the need to spend more on creating these opportunities to reduce migration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9007 SEP 12, 2019

Giambra,Samuele; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Paying Attention to Profitable Investments : Experimental Evidence from Renewable Energy Markets (English)

This paper provides an explanation for why many information campaigns fail to affect decision-making. The authors experimentally show that a large information intervention about a profitable and climate-friendly household investment had limited effects if it only provided generic data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9009 SEP 12, 2019

Coville,Aidan; Orozco Olvera,Victor Hugo; Reichert,Arndt Rudiger Disclosed

Requirements to Be a Teacher in Brazil : Effective or Not ? (English)

Policy makers in Brazil attempted to improve human capital through changes in the legislated requirements for teacher education in 1996. They passed a national Law of Guidelines and Standards of Education that established 2007 as the deadline for all Brazilian basic education teachers to have tertiary education–level qualifications. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9006 SEP 11, 2019

Ponte Barbosa,Marcelo; Oliveira Costa,Leandro Disclosed

The Social Value of Health Insurance Results from Ghana (English)

This paper uses the roll-out of the national health insurance in Ghana to assess the cushioning effect of coverage on the financial consequences of health shocks and resulting changes in coping behaviors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9004 SEP 11, 2019

Garcia Mandico,Silvia; Reichert,Arndt Rudiger; Strupat,Christoph Disclosed

Intergenerational Social Mobility Based on the Investments in Human Capital : Evidence of the Long-Term Results of PROSPERA in Health (Vol. 2) (Spanish)

Mexico's conditional cash transfer program, PROSPERA, has demonstrated short- and medium-term positive effects on health and education, including: increased children's height; decreased risky behaviors among adolescents, including the postponement of parenthood; and increased years of schooling. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9001 SEP 10, 2019

Disclosed

Impacts of PROSPERA on Enrollment, School Trajectories, and Learning (Vol. 2) (Spanish)

Many studies have demonstrated that Mexico's conditional cash transfer program, PROSPERA, has substantial effects on educational attainment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9000 SEP 10, 2019

Disclosed

Long-Term Study of PROSPERA on Intergenerational Occupational Mobility (Spanish)

Two decades after the inception of Mexico's conditional cash transfer program, PROSPERA, this study analyzes the intergenerational occupational mobility and occupational attainment of a group of rural beneficiary youths between ages 18 and 35 years, segmented into subgroups by sex, ethnic background and migratory status. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8999 SEP 10, 2019

Disclosed

Poverty, Vulnerability, and Household Coping Strategies during the 2015-16 Recession in Belarus (English)

This paper examines the impact of the recent recession in Belarus on poverty and broader measures of household welfare and compares the recent recession episode to previous economic crises in Belarus. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9003 SEP 10, 2019

Bornukova,Kateryna; Cojocaru,Alexandru; Matytsin,Mikhail; Shymanovich,Gleb Disclosed

Long-Term Effects of PROSPERA on Welfare (Vol. 2) (Spanish)

The long-term effects of Mexico's conditional cash transfer program, PROSPERA, on poor households are of great interest to policy makers and academics alike. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9002 SEP 10, 2019

English Disclosed

The Large-Firm Wage Premium in Developing Economies (English)

Large firms pay higher wages. In developing economies, the large-firm wage premium is comparable to the average gap between male and female wages, or two-thirds of the gap between urban and rural wages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8997 SEP 09, 2019

Reed,Tristan; Tran,Trang Thu Disclosed

Long-Term Study of PROSPERA on Intergenerational Occupational Mobility (English)

Two decades after the inception of Mexico's conditional cash transfer program, PROSPERA, this study analyzes the intergenerational occupational mobility and occupational attainment of a group of rural beneficiary youths between ages 18 and 35 years, segmented into subgroups by sex, ethnic background and migratory status. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8999 SEP 09, 2019

Yaschine,Iliana; Vargas,Delfino; Huffman,Curtis; Carreno,Hiram; Navarro Hernandez,Ulises Ramon; Mendoza,Tlacaelel Disclosed

Intergenerational Social Mobility Based on the Investments in Human Capital : Evidence of the Long-Term Results of PROSPERA in Health (English)

Mexico's conditional cash transfer program, PROSPERA, has demonstrated short- and medium-term positive effects on health and education, including: increased children's height; decreased risky behaviors among adolescents, including the postponement of parenthood; and increased years of schooling. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9001 SEP 09, 2019

Gutierrez,Juan Pablo; Shamah-Levy,Teresa; Bertozzi,Stefano M.; Rivera-Dommarco,Juan A. Disclosed

Impacts of PROSPERA on Enrollment, School Trajectories, and Learning (English)

Many studies have demonstrated that Mexico's conditional cash transfer program, PROSPERA, has substantial effects on educational attainment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9000 SEP 09, 2019

Behrman,Jere R.; W. Parker,Susan; Todd,Petra Elizabeth Disclosed

The Entertaining Way to Behavioral Change : Fighting HIV with MTV (English)

This paper tests the effectiveness of an entertainment education television series, MTV Shuga, aimed at providing information and changing attitudes and behaviors related to HIV/AIDS. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8998 SEP 09, 2019

Banerjee,Abhijit; La Ferrara,Eliana; Orozco Olvera,Victor Hugo Disclosed

Long-Term Effects of PROSPERA on Welfare (Vol. 2) (English)

The long-term effects of Mexico's conditional cash transfer program, PROSPERA, on poor households are of great interest to policy makers and academics alike. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9002 SEP 09, 2019

Aguilar,Arturo; Barnard,Cristina; De Giorgi,Giacomo Spanish Disclosed

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Fiscal Incidence in Moldova : A Commitment to Equity Analysis (English)
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SEP 13, 2019 WPS9010 Policy Research Working Paper
Moral Hazard vs. Land Scarcity : Flood Management Policies for the Real World (English)
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SEP 13, 2019 WPS9012 Policy Research Working Paper
Can Women's Self-Help Groups Contribute to Sustainable Development ? Evidence of Capability Changes from Northern India (English)
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SEP 13, 2019 WPS9011 Policy Research Working Paper
The Missing Market for Work Permits (English)
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SEP 12, 2019 WPS9005 Policy Research Working Paper
On Financial Development and Economic Growth in the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)
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SEP 12, 2019 WPS9008 Policy Research Working Paper
Self-Employment and Migration (English)
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SEP 12, 2019 WPS9007 Policy Research Working Paper
Paying Attention to Profitable Investments : Experimental Evidence from Renewable Energy Markets (English)
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SEP 12, 2019 WPS9009 Policy Research Working Paper
Requirements to Be a Teacher in Brazil : Effective or Not ? (English)
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SEP 11, 2019 WPS9006 Policy Research Working Paper
The Social Value of Health Insurance Results from Ghana (English)
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SEP 11, 2019 WPS9004 Policy Research Working Paper
Intergenerational Social Mobility Based on the Investments in Human Capital : Evidence of the Long-Term Results of PROSPERA in Health (Vol. 2) (Spanish)
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SEP 10, 2019 WPS9001 Policy Research Working Paper
Impacts of PROSPERA on Enrollment, School Trajectories, and Learning (Vol. 2) (Spanish)
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SEP 10, 2019 WPS9000 Policy Research Working Paper
Long-Term Study of PROSPERA on Intergenerational Occupational Mobility (Spanish)
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SEP 10, 2019 WPS8999 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty, Vulnerability, and Household Coping Strategies during the 2015-16 Recession in Belarus (English)
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SEP 10, 2019 WPS9003 Policy Research Working Paper
Long-Term Effects of PROSPERA on Welfare (Vol. 2) (Spanish)
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SEP 10, 2019 WPS9002 Policy Research Working Paper English
The Large-Firm Wage Premium in Developing Economies (English)
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SEP 09, 2019 WPS8997 Policy Research Working Paper
Long-Term Study of PROSPERA on Intergenerational Occupational Mobility (English)
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SEP 09, 2019 WPS8999 Policy Research Working Paper
Intergenerational Social Mobility Based on the Investments in Human Capital : Evidence of the Long-Term Results of PROSPERA in Health (English)
See More +
SEP 09, 2019 WPS9001 Policy Research Working Paper
Impacts of PROSPERA on Enrollment, School Trajectories, and Learning (English)
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SEP 09, 2019 WPS9000 Policy Research Working Paper
The Entertaining Way to Behavioral Change : Fighting HIV with MTV (English)
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SEP 09, 2019 WPS8998 Policy Research Working Paper
Long-Term Effects of PROSPERA on Welfare (Vol. 2) (English)
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SEP 09, 2019 WPS9002 Policy Research Working Paper Spanish