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Comparison of Deep Regional Integration in the Melitz, Krugman and Armington Models : The Case of The Philippines in RCEP (English)

This paper estimates the impacts on The Philippines of deep integration in a modern mega-preferential trade agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8587 SEP 17, 2018

Balistreri,Edward Jay; Tarr,David G. Disclosed

Long-term impacts of alternative approaches to increase schooling : evidence from a scholarship program in Cambodia (English)

This paper reports on a randomized experiment to investigate the long-term effects of a primary school scholarship program in rural Cambodia. In 2008, fourth-grade students in 207 randomly assigned schools (103 treatment, 104 control) received scholarships based on the students' academic performance in math and language or their level of poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8566 AUG 23, 2018

Barrera-Osorio,Felipe; De Barros,Andreas; Filmer,Deon P. Disclosed

Upping the ante: the equilibrium effects of unconditional grants to private schools (English)

This paper tests for financial constraints as a market failure in education in a low-income country. In an experimental setup, unconditional cash grants are allocated to one private school or all private schools in a village. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8563 AUG 21, 2018

Andrabi,Tahir; Das,Jishnu; Khwaja,Asim Ijaz; Ozyurt,Selcuk; Singh,Niharika Disclosed

Can government intervention make firms more investment-ready ? a randomized experiment in the Western Balkans (English)

Many innovative start-ups and small and medium-size enterprises have good ideas, but do not have these ideas fine-tuned to the stage where they can attract outside funding. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8541 AUG 06, 2018

Cusolito,Ana Paula; Dautovic,Ernest; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Technology, taxation, and corruption: evidence from the introduction of electronic tax filing (English)

Many e-government initiatives introduce technology to improve efficiency and avoid potential human bias. Electronic tax filing (e-filing) is an important example, as developing countries increasingly adopt online submission of tax declarations to replace in-person submission to tax officials. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8452 MAY 22, 2018

Okunogbe,Oyebola Motunrayo; Pouliquen,Victor Maurice Joseph Disclosed

Social accountability and service delivery : experimental evidence from Uganda (English)

Corruption and mismanagement of public resources can affect the quality of government services and undermine growth. Can citizens in poor communities be empowered to demand better-quality public investments? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8449 MAY 21, 2018

Fiala,Nathan V.; Premand,Patrick Disclosed

School costs, short-run participation, and long-run outcomes : evidence from Kenya (English)

Access to school has risen dramatically in recent decades, with large gains from reducing costs. Few studies report long-term impacts, however. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8421 APR 30, 2018

Evans,David; Ngatia,Irene Muthoni Disclosed

Banking with agents : experimental evidence from Senegal (English)

This paper uses a randomized controlled trial to study the effects of access to agent banking. Individuals were encouraged to open an account and transact at a banking agent or a branch of a financial institution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8417 APR 19, 2018

Buri,Sinja; Cull,Robert J.; Gine,Xavier; Harten,Sven; Heitmann,Soren Disclosed

Peacekeeping and development in fragile states : micro-level evidence from Liberia (English)

Using surveys and administrative data from post-war Liberia, the hypothesis that peacekeeping deployments build peace "from the bottom up" through contributions to local security and local economic and social vitality was tested. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8389 MAR 29, 2018

Mvukiyehe,Eric Disclosed

Asymmetric information on noncognitive skills in the Indian labor market : an experiment in online job portal (English)

This paper examines the impact of noncognitive (socio-emotional) skills on job market outcomes, using a randomized control trial implemented in an online job portal in India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8378 MAR 26, 2018

Yamauchi,Futoshi; Nomura,Shinsaku; Imaizumi,Saori; Areias,Ana Carolina; Chowdhury,Afra Rahman Disclosed

Water when it counts : reducing scarcity through irrigation monitoring in Central Mozambique (English)

Management of common-pool resources in the absence of individual pricing can lead to suboptimal allocation. In the context of irrigation schemes, this can create water scarcity even when there is sufficient water to meet the total requirements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8345 FEB 20, 2018

Christian,Paul J.; Kondylis,Florence; Mueller,Valerie Martina; Zwager,Astrid Maria Theresia; Siegfried,Tobias Disclosed

Cash transfers increase trust in local government (English)

How does a locally-managed conditional cash transfer program impact trust in government? On the one hand, delivering monetary benefits and increasing interactions with government officials (elected and appointed) may increase trust. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8333 FEB 12, 2018

Evans,David; Holtemeyer,Brian; Kosec,Katrina L. Disclosed

Using satellite imagery to assess impacts of soil and water conservation measures : evidence from Ethiopia's Tana-Beles Watershed (English)

Although efforts at soil and water conservation are routinely viewed as instrumental in reducing vulnerability to climate change, their impact has rarely been quantified. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8321 JAN 29, 2018

Ali,Daniel Ayalew; Deininger,Klaus W.; Monchuk,Daniel C. Disclosed

The impact of social mobilization on health service delivery and health outcomes : evidence from rural Pakistan (English)

This paper uses a randomized community development program in rural Pakistan to assess the impact of citizen engagement on the quality of public health services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8313 JAN 23, 2018

Gine,Xavier; Khalid,Salma; Mansuri,Ghazala Disclosed

Preschool and child development under extreme poverty : evidence from a randomized experiment in rural Mozambique (English)

This study analyzed the impact of a community-based preschool program on child development and schooling outcomes in high-poverty areas of rural Mozambique. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8290 DEC 22, 2017

Martinez,Sebastian; Naudeau,Sophie; Pereira,Vitor Azevedo Disclosed

Increasing the sustainability of rural water service: findings from the impact evaluation baseline survey in Nicaragua (English)

evaluation that aims to measure the causal impact of a large-scale rural water supply and services program (PROSASR) in Nicaragua. The overall objective of the evaluation is to assess the causal impact of the provision of technical assistance packages on improvements in the functionality and durability of water systems in rural Nicaraguan communities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8283 DEC 19, 2017

Gruber,Joshua Sean; Borja-Vega,Christian; Spevack,Alexander Matthew Disclosed

The profits of wisdom : the impacts of a business support program in Tanzania (English)

Business training programs in low-income settings have shown limited, if any, impacts on firm revenues and profits, particularly for female entrepreneurs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8279 DEC 18, 2017

Bardasi,Elena; Gassier,Marine; Holla,Alaka; Goldstein,Markus P. Disclosed

The impact of hurricane strikes on short-term local economic activity : evidence from nightlight images in the Dominican Republic (English)

The Dominican Republic is highly exposed to adverse natural events putting the country at risk of losing hard-won economic, social, and environmental gains due to the impacts of disasters. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8275 DEC 14, 2017

Miranda Montero,Juan Jose; Ishizawa Escudero,Oscar Anil; Strobl,Eric Disclosed

Are psychometric tools a viable screening method for small and medium-size enterprise lending ? evidence from Peru (English)

This study collaborated with the Entrepreneurial Finance Lab and a large bank in Peru to use psychometrics for small and medium-size enterprise lending. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8276 DEC 14, 2017

Arraiz,Irani; Bruhn,Miriam; Ruiz Ortega,Claudia; Stucchi,Rodolfo Mario Disclosed

Teaching with the test : experimental evidence on diagnostic feedback and capacity building for public schools in Argentina (English)

Despite the recent growth in the number of large-scale student assessments, there is little evidence on their potential to inform improvements in school management and classroom instruction in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8261 NOV 28, 2017

De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E.; Ganimian,Alejandro Jorge; Holland,Peter Anthony Disclosed

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Comparison of Deep Regional Integration in the Melitz, Krugman and Armington Models : The Case of The Philippines in RCEP (English)
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SEP 17, 2018 WPS8587 Policy Research Working Paper
Long-term impacts of alternative approaches to increase schooling : evidence from a scholarship program in Cambodia (English)
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AUG 23, 2018 WPS8566 Policy Research Working Paper
Upping the ante: the equilibrium effects of unconditional grants to private schools (English)
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AUG 21, 2018 WPS8563 Policy Research Working Paper
Can government intervention make firms more investment-ready ? a randomized experiment in the Western Balkans (English)
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AUG 06, 2018 WPS8541 Policy Research Working Paper
Technology, taxation, and corruption: evidence from the introduction of electronic tax filing (English)
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MAY 22, 2018 WPS8452 Policy Research Working Paper
Social accountability and service delivery : experimental evidence from Uganda (English)
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MAY 21, 2018 WPS8449 Policy Research Working Paper
School costs, short-run participation, and long-run outcomes : evidence from Kenya (English)
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APR 30, 2018 WPS8421 Policy Research Working Paper
Banking with agents : experimental evidence from Senegal (English)
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APR 19, 2018 WPS8417 Policy Research Working Paper
Peacekeeping and development in fragile states : micro-level evidence from Liberia (English)
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MAR 29, 2018 WPS8389 Policy Research Working Paper
Asymmetric information on noncognitive skills in the Indian labor market : an experiment in online job portal (English)
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MAR 26, 2018 WPS8378 Policy Research Working Paper
Water when it counts : reducing scarcity through irrigation monitoring in Central Mozambique (English)
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FEB 20, 2018 WPS8345 Policy Research Working Paper
Cash transfers increase trust in local government (English)
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FEB 12, 2018 WPS8333 Policy Research Working Paper
Using satellite imagery to assess impacts of soil and water conservation measures : evidence from Ethiopia's Tana-Beles Watershed (English)
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JAN 29, 2018 WPS8321 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of social mobilization on health service delivery and health outcomes : evidence from rural Pakistan (English)
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JAN 23, 2018 WPS8313 Policy Research Working Paper
Preschool and child development under extreme poverty : evidence from a randomized experiment in rural Mozambique (English)
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DEC 22, 2017 WPS8290 Policy Research Working Paper
Increasing the sustainability of rural water service: findings from the impact evaluation baseline survey in Nicaragua (English)
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DEC 19, 2017 WPS8283 Policy Research Working Paper
The profits of wisdom : the impacts of a business support program in Tanzania (English)
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DEC 18, 2017 WPS8279 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of hurricane strikes on short-term local economic activity : evidence from nightlight images in the Dominican Republic (English)
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DEC 14, 2017 WPS8275 Policy Research Working Paper
Are psychometric tools a viable screening method for small and medium-size enterprise lending ? evidence from Peru (English)
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DEC 14, 2017 WPS8276 Policy Research Working Paper
Teaching with the test : experimental evidence on diagnostic feedback and capacity building for public schools in Argentina (English)
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NOV 28, 2017 WPS8261 Policy Research Working Paper