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Wider economic benefits of investments in transport corridors and the role of complementary policies (English)

This paper estimates the impact of the Golden Quadrilateral and North-South-East-West Highways in India on welfare, social inclusion, and environmental quality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8350 FEB 21, 2018

Melecky,Martin; Sharma,Siddharth; Subhash,Hari Disclosed

Governing the commons ? water and power in Pakistan's Indus basin (English)

Surface irrigation is a common pool resource characterized by asymmetric appropriation opportunities across upstream and downstream water users. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8351 FEB 21, 2018

Jacoby,Hanan G.; Mansuri,Ghazala Disclosed

Decentralization and redistribution : irrigation reform in Pakistan's Indus basin (English)

Does decentralizing the allocation of public resources reduce rent-seeking and improve equity? This paper studies a governance reform in Pakistan's vast Indus Basin irrigation system. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8352 FEB 21, 2018

Jacoby,Hanan G.; Mansuri,Ghazala; Fatima,Freeha Disclosed

Hit and run ? income shocks and school dropouts in Latin America (English)

How do labor income shocks affect household investment in upper secondary and tertiary schooling? Using longitudinal data from 2005-15 for Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, this paper explores the effect of a negative household income shock on the enrollment status of youth ages 15 to 25. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8344 FEB 20, 2018

Cerutti,Paula Maria; Crivellaro,Elena; Reyes,German Jeremias; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto Disclosed

Finding the poor vs. measuring their poverty : exploring the drivers of targeting effectiveness in Indonesia (English)

Centralized targeting registries are increasingly used to allocate social assistance benefits in developing countries. There are two key design issues that matter for targeting accuracy: (i) which households to survey for inclusion in the registry and (ii) how to rank surveyed households. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8342 FEB 20, 2018

Bah,Adama Bari; Bazzi,Samuel Ali; Sumarto,Sudarno; Tobias,Julia 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

The role of social ties in factor allocation (English)

This paper investigates whether social structure helps or hinders factor allocation using unusually rich data from The Gambia. Evidence indicates that land available for cultivation is allocated unequally across households; and that factor transfers are more common between neighbors, co-ethnics, and kinship related households. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8343 FEB 20, 2018

Beck,Ulrik; Bjerge,Benedikte Alkjaersig; Fafchamps,Marcel Disclosed

Distribution-sensitive multidimensional poverty measures (English)

This paper presents axiomatic arguments to make the case for distribution-sensitive multidimensional poverty measures. The commonly-used counting measures violate the strong transfer axiom which requires regressive transfers to be unambiguously poverty-increasing and they are also invariant to changes in the distribution of a given set of deprivations amongst the poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8346 FEB 20, 2018

Datt,Gaurav Disclosed

Psychic vs. economic barriers to vaccine take-up : evidence from a field experiment in Nigeria (English)

This paper experimentally evaluates the relative importance of psychic costs of tetanus vaccination compared to monetary costs among women in rural Nigeria. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8347 FEB 20, 2018

Sato,Ryoko; Takasaki,Yoshito Disclosed

The roots of inequality : estimating inequality of opportunity from regression trees (English)

This paper proposes a set of new methods to estimate inequality of opportunity based on conditional inference regression trees. It illustrates how these methods represent a substantial improvement over existing empirical approaches to measure inequality of opportunity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8349 FEB 20, 2018

Brunori,Paolo; Hufe,Paul; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon Disclosed

A skills-based human capital framework to understand the phenomenon of youth economic disengagement (English)

This paper revisits traditional human capital models and proposes a new conceptual framework of human capital accumulation, anchored in skills development, to illustrate the phenomenon and implications of youth economic disengagement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8348 FEB 20, 2018

Angel-Urdinola,Diego; Mayer Gukovas,Renata Disclosed

Urban transport infrastructure and household welfare : evidence from Colombia (English)

The effects of urban transport policies on household welfare are a broadly understudied topic in developing countries. This paper analyzes the distributional effects of a newly established bus rapid transit system in Barranquilla, Colombia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8341 FEB 15, 2018

Pfutze,Tobias; Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos; Valderrama Gonzalez,Daniel Disclosed

Migrants, towns, poverty and jobs : insights from Tanzania (English)

For a long time, the urbanization and development discourse has coincided with a focus on economic growth and big cities. Yet, much of the world's new urbanization is taking place in smaller urban entities (towns), and the composition of urbanization may well bear on the speed of poverty reduction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8340 FEB 14, 2018

Christiaensen,Luc; De Weerdt,Joachim; Ingelaere,Bert Lodewijk M; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

Unlocking India's logistics potential : the value of disaggregated macroscopic freight flow analysis (English)

India is one of the fastest growing major economies. However, at 14 percent of gross domestic product, its logistics costs are high relative to the 8 to 10 percent that is typical of most advanced economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8337 FEB 13, 2018

Aritua,Bernard; Havenga,Jan; Simpson,Zane Paul; Chiew,Esther Woon Lyn Disclosed

Love the job... or the patient ? task vs. mission-based motivations in health care (English)

A booming literature has argued that mission-based motives are a central feature of mission-oriented labor markets. This paper shifts the focus to task-based motivation and finds that it yields significantly more effort than mission-based motivation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8338 FEB 13, 2018

Banuri,Sheheryar; Keefer,Philip E.; De Walque,Damien B. C. M. Disclosed

Do management interventions last ? evidence from India (English)

Beginning in 2008, the authors conducted a randomized controlled trial that changed management practices in a set of Indian weaving firms (Bloom et al. 2013). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8339 FEB 13, 2018

Bloom,Nicholas; Mahajan,Aprajit; Mckenzie,David J.; Roberts,John 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

Human capital outflows : selection into migration from the Northern Triangle (English)

This study quantifies the outflow of human capital associated with migration from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras since 1990. To measure the outflow of skills and human capital and how this has changed over time, the study uses information on Northern Triangle migrants residing in the United States, a group that accounts for over 90 percent of all migrants from the three countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8334 FEB 12, 2018

Del Carmen Hasbun,Giselle Eugenia; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto Disclosed

Structural change in west Africa : a tale of gain and loss (English)

Economic growth in Benin, Burkina Faso, and Cote d'Ivoire occurred in tandem with a rapid exodus of labor out of agriculture. This paper investigates the contribution (or lack thereof) of within- and between-sector productivity changes to overall productivity growth and output per capita growth since 2000. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8336 FEB 12, 2018

Gebregziabher,Fiseha Haile Disclosed

The price elasticity of African elephant poaching (English)

This paper estimates the elasticity of elephant poaching with respect to prices. To identify the supply curve, the authors observe that ivory is a storable commodity and hence subject to Hotelling's no-arbitrage condition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8335 FEB 12, 2018

Do,Quy-Toan; Levchenko,Andrei A.; Ma,Lin; Blanc,Julian; Milliken,Tom; Dublin,Holly Disclosed

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Wider economic benefits of investments in transport corridors and the role of complementary policies (English)
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FEB 21, 2018 WPS8350 Policy Research Working Paper
Governing the commons ? water and power in Pakistan's Indus basin (English)
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FEB 21, 2018 WPS8351 Policy Research Working Paper
Decentralization and redistribution : irrigation reform in Pakistan's Indus basin (English)
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FEB 21, 2018 WPS8352 Policy Research Working Paper
Hit and run ? income shocks and school dropouts in Latin America (English)
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FEB 20, 2018 WPS8344 Policy Research Working Paper
Finding the poor vs. measuring their poverty : exploring the drivers of targeting effectiveness in Indonesia (English)
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FEB 20, 2018 WPS8342 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
The role of social ties in factor allocation (English)
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FEB 20, 2018 WPS8343 Policy Research Working Paper
Distribution-sensitive multidimensional poverty measures (English)
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FEB 20, 2018 WPS8346 Policy Research Working Paper
Psychic vs. economic barriers to vaccine take-up : evidence from a field experiment in Nigeria (English)
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FEB 20, 2018 WPS8347 Policy Research Working Paper
The roots of inequality : estimating inequality of opportunity from regression trees (English)
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FEB 20, 2018 WPS8349 Policy Research Working Paper
A skills-based human capital framework to understand the phenomenon of youth economic disengagement (English)
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FEB 20, 2018 WPS8348 Policy Research Working Paper
Urban transport infrastructure and household welfare : evidence from Colombia (English)
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FEB 15, 2018 WPS8341 Policy Research Working Paper
Migrants, towns, poverty and jobs : insights from Tanzania (English)
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FEB 14, 2018 WPS8340 Policy Research Working Paper
Unlocking India's logistics potential : the value of disaggregated macroscopic freight flow analysis (English)
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FEB 13, 2018 WPS8337 Policy Research Working Paper
Love the job... or the patient ? task vs. mission-based motivations in health care (English)
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FEB 13, 2018 WPS8338 Policy Research Working Paper
Do management interventions last ? evidence from India (English)
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FEB 13, 2018 WPS8339 Policy Research Working Paper
Cash transfers increase trust in local government (English)
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FEB 12, 2018 WPS8333 Policy Research Working Paper
Human capital outflows : selection into migration from the Northern Triangle (English)
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FEB 12, 2018 WPS8334 Policy Research Working Paper
Structural change in west Africa : a tale of gain and loss (English)
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FEB 12, 2018 WPS8336 Policy Research Working Paper
The price elasticity of African elephant poaching (English)
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FEB 12, 2018 WPS8335 Policy Research Working Paper