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The distributional effects of tobacco taxation: the evidence of white and clove cigarettes in Indonesia (English)

Despite the well-known positive impact of tobacco taxes on health outcomes, policy makers hesitate to use them because of their possible regressive effect, that is, poorer deciles are proportionally more negatively affected than richer ones. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8558 AUG 17, 2018

Fuchs,Alan Disclosed

Land fragmentation and food insecurity in Ethiopia (English)

This paper revisits the economic consequences of land fragmentation, taking seriously concerns regarding the exogeneity of fragmentation, its measurement and the importance of considering impacts in terms of welfare metrics. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8559 AUG 17, 2018

Knippenberg,Erwin Willem Yvonnick Leon; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Hoddinott,John Disclosed

Effects of corporate governance on the performance of state-owned enterprises (English)

State-owned enterprises play an important role in economic growth and the delivery of critical public services such as health, education, water, and energy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8555 AUG 16, 2018

Heo,Kyoungsun Disclosed

Selective control : the political economy of censorship (English)

In recent years, alongside democratic backsliding and security threats, censorship is increasingly used by governments and other societal actors to control the media. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8556 AUG 16, 2018

Corduneanu Huci,Cristina; Hamilton,Alexander James Disclosed

The cost of nutritious food in South Asia (English)

The high cost of nutritious foods can worsen poor diets and nutrition outcomes especially among low-income households. Yet little is known about the spatial and temporal patterns of the cost of nutritious diets in South Asia, where malnutrition in multiple forms remains high. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8557 AUG 16, 2018

Dizon,Felipe Jr Fadullon; Herforth,Anna Whitson Disclosed

The consequences of political interference in bureaucratic decision making : evidence from Nigeria (English)

This paper investigates the consequences of granting politicians power over bureaucrats in the implementation of small-scale public infrastructure projects. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8554 AUG 15, 2018

Rogger,Daniel Oliver Disclosed

Water and sanitation in Dhaka slums : access, quality, and informality in service provision (English)

Urban slum residents often have worse health outcomes compared with other urbanites and even their rural counterparts. This suggests that slum residents do not always benefit from the "urban advantage" of enjoying better access to health-promoting services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8552 AUG 15, 2018

Arias Granada,Yurani; Haque,Sabrina Sharmin; Joseph,George; Yanez Pagans,Monica Disclosed

Corporate debt overhang and investment : firm-level evidence (English)

This paper investigates empirically the linkages between corporate debt overhang and investment activity at the firm level for a cross section of large-sized emerging market and developing economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8553 AUG 15, 2018

Borensztein,Eduardo R.; Ye,Lei Sandy Disclosed

Competing priorities : women's microenterprises and household relationships (English)

Recent studies have suggested that women's business decisions are influenced by members of their household, especially their spouse, and that these intrahousehold dynamics contribute to gender gaps in entrepreneurship outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8550 AUG 13, 2018

Friedson-Ridenour,Sophia; Pierotti,Rachael Susan Disclosed

Infrastructure, value chains, and economic upgrades (English)

Infrastructure development is critical to delivering growth, reducing poverty, and addressing broader development goals. This paper surveys the literature on the linkages between infrastructure investment and economic growth, discusses the role of infrastructure in participation in global value chains and supporting economic upgrades, highlights the challenges that the least developed countries face, and provides policy recommendations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8547 AUG 13, 2018

Luo,Xubei; Xu,Xuejiao Disclosed

Heterogeneous impacts of main and feeder road improvements : evidence from Ethiopia (English)

Rural access is among the most important infrastructure constraints in rural Africa. Using the results from comprehensive household surveys and other data from Ethiopia, the paper recasts light on the heterogeneous impacts of road accessibility on agriculture and nonagricultural growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8548 AUG 13, 2018

Iimi,Atsushi; Mengesha,Haileyesus Adamtei; Markland,James; Asrat ,Yetmgeta; Kassahun,Kefargachew Disclosed

Nutrition, religion, and widowhood in Nigeria (English)

It is known that Muslim women in Nigeria have significantly worse nutritional status than their Christian counterparts. The paper first shows that this difference is explained by covariates including geographic location, ethnicity, household wealth, and women’s education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8549 AUG 13, 2018

Milazzo,Annamaria; Van De Walle,Dominique Disclosed

Mobility and congestion in urban India (English)

This paper uses a popular web mapping and transportation service to generate information for more than 22 million counterfactual trip instances in 154 large Indian cities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8546 AUG 09, 2018

Akbar,Prottoy Aman; Couture,Victor; Duranton,Gilles; Ghani,Ejaz; Storeygard,Adam Disclosed

What can we (machine) learn about welfare dynamics from cross-sectional data? (English)

This paper implements a machine learning approach to estimate intra-generational economic mobility using cross-sectional data. A Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (Lasso) procedure is applied to explore poverty dynamics and household-level welfare growth in the absence of panel data sets that follow individuals over time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8545 AUG 08, 2018

Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro Disclosed

Study on public debt management systems and results of a survey on solutions used by debt management offices (English)

A debt management system is the backbone of any sovereign debt management office. A robust, well-functioning and user-friendly system allows governments to strengthen their debt management environment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8544 AUG 08, 2018

Aslan,Cigdem; Ajazaj,Artan; Wahidh,Shurufa Abdul Disclosed

Import substitution with labor misallocation (English)

This paper argues that relying on major policy distortions to create a domestic automotive industry through import substitution generates significant costs for the economy, in terms of foregone output, lower consumption, and reduced overall welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8542 AUG 07, 2018

Martins,Marco A.C.; Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R. Disclosed

Playing to strength : growth strategy for small agrarian economies in Africa (English)

With urban industrialization on the scale achieved by East Asian economies looking increasingly less plausible, small economies in Africa need an alternative strategic approach to long-term growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8543 AUG 07, 2018

Yusuf,Shahid; Kumar,Praveen Disclosed

Eliciting accurate responses to consumption questions among IDPs in South Sudan using "honesty primes" (English)

Misreporting is a well-known challenge for researchers in social sciences. This issue is especially prevalent if incentives for misreporting exist, for example, to claim certain benefits or hide illegal behavior. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8539 AUG 06, 2018

Kaplan,Lennart Christian; Pape,Utz Johann; Walsh,James Sonam Disclosed

Dynamics of off-farm employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : a gender perspective (English)

Off-farm income constitutes a significant share of the household livelihood portfolios across Sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, the determinants and dynamics of individuals' participation in off-farm employment activities have not received adequate attention due to the weaknesses in individual-level data collection and the lack of longitudinal studies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8540 AUG 06, 2018

Van den Broeck,Goedele; Kilic,Talip 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

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The distributional effects of tobacco taxation: the evidence of white and clove cigarettes in Indonesia (English)
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Land fragmentation and food insecurity in Ethiopia (English)
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AUG 17, 2018 WPS8559 Policy Research Working Paper
Effects of corporate governance on the performance of state-owned enterprises (English)
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AUG 16, 2018 WPS8555 Policy Research Working Paper
Selective control : the political economy of censorship (English)
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AUG 16, 2018 WPS8556 Policy Research Working Paper
The cost of nutritious food in South Asia (English)
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AUG 16, 2018 WPS8557 Policy Research Working Paper
The consequences of political interference in bureaucratic decision making : evidence from Nigeria (English)
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AUG 15, 2018 WPS8554 Policy Research Working Paper
Water and sanitation in Dhaka slums : access, quality, and informality in service provision (English)
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AUG 15, 2018 WPS8552 Policy Research Working Paper
Corporate debt overhang and investment : firm-level evidence (English)
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AUG 15, 2018 WPS8553 Policy Research Working Paper
Competing priorities : women's microenterprises and household relationships (English)
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AUG 13, 2018 WPS8550 Policy Research Working Paper
Infrastructure, value chains, and economic upgrades (English)
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AUG 13, 2018 WPS8547 Policy Research Working Paper
Heterogeneous impacts of main and feeder road improvements : evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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AUG 13, 2018 WPS8548 Policy Research Working Paper
Nutrition, religion, and widowhood in Nigeria (English)
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AUG 13, 2018 WPS8549 Policy Research Working Paper
Mobility and congestion in urban India (English)
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AUG 09, 2018 WPS8546 Policy Research Working Paper
What can we (machine) learn about welfare dynamics from cross-sectional data? (English)
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AUG 08, 2018 WPS8545 Policy Research Working Paper
Study on public debt management systems and results of a survey on solutions used by debt management offices (English)
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AUG 08, 2018 WPS8544 Policy Research Working Paper
Import substitution with labor misallocation (English)
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AUG 07, 2018 WPS8542 Policy Research Working Paper
Playing to strength : growth strategy for small agrarian economies in Africa (English)
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AUG 07, 2018 WPS8543 Policy Research Working Paper
Eliciting accurate responses to consumption questions among IDPs in South Sudan using "honesty primes" (English)
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AUG 06, 2018 WPS8539 Policy Research Working Paper
Dynamics of off-farm employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : a gender perspective (English)
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AUG 06, 2018 WPS8540 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