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Agricultural productivity and non-farm employment : evidence from Bangladesh (English)

This paper provides evidence on the impacts of agricultural productivity on employment growth and structural transformation of non-farm activities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7685 MAY 24, 2016

Shilpi,Forhad J.; Emran,Shahe Disclosed

Creative trade for human development (English)

In recent years, international trade in creative goods and services has been expanding. But this upward march is not lifting all boats. Although many developing countries are endowed with vast cultural wealth, they still lag behind. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7684 MAY 24, 2016

Kabanda,Patrick Disclosed

Creative natives in the digital age : how digital technology has revolutionized creative work (English)

Digital technologies have permeated modern life, and their impact on creative work has been revolutionary. This revolution, as widely noted, has disrupted the making, distribution, and consumption of creative output. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7683 MAY 24, 2016

Kabanda,Patrick Disclosed

Estimating an equilibrium exchange rate for the Argentine Peso (English)

This paper assesses the equilibrium value of the Argentine peso exchange rate based on the country's economic fundamentals and compares it with the official exchange rate value. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7682 MAY 24, 2016

Coppola,Andrea; Lagerborg,Andresa; Mustafaoglu,Zafer Disclosed

Guns, books, or doctors ? conflict and public spending in Haiti : lessons from cross-country evidence (English)

Haiti's economic development has been held back by a history of civil conflict and violence. With donor assistance declining from its exceptional levels following the 2010 earthquake, and concessional financing growing scarce, Haiti must learn to live with tighter budget constraints. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7681 MAY 23, 2016

Singh,Raju; Bodea,Cristina; Higashijima,Masaaki Disclosed

Commercialization and mission drift : evidence from a large Chinese microfinance institution (English)

Front-line loan officers of microfinance institutions are important in acquiring information on potential borrowers and selecting them in accordance with the microfinance institution's mission. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7680 MAY 23, 2016

Jia,Xiangping; Cull,Robert J.; Guo,Pei; Ma,Tao Disclosed

Money demand in the Arab Republic of Egypt : a vector equilibrium correction model (English)

Money demand is critical for defining monetary policy options and is not driven necessarily by developed country standards of transaction demand, speculation motive, and opportunity costs grounded by fully functioning financial markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7679 MAY 18, 2016

Rostom,Ahmed Mohamed Tawfick Disclosed

Ageing and family solidarity in Europe : patterns and driving factors of intergenerational support (English)

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, intergenerational relations remain a key aspect of the future development and sustainability of the European social model. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7678 MAY 17, 2016

Albertini,Marco Disclosed

The role of inequality in climate-poverty debates (English)

There is no doubt that the poorest people are already and will continue to be most severely impacted by climatic changes, including shifting trends as well as more frequent and severe extreme events. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7677 MAY 17, 2016

Tschakert,Petra Disclosed

Exports and job training (English)

This paper examines whether export participation matters for job training. The paper draws on longitudinal worker-firm data for Brazilian manufacturing, linked with detailed records on training activity from the main provider. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7676 MAY 16, 2016

Bastos; Silva,Joana C. G.; Proenca,Rafael Prado Disclosed

Trust in government and support for redistribution (English)

In many countries safety nets consist predominantly of universal subsidies on food and fuel. A key question for policy makers willing to shift to targeted safety nets is under what conditions middle-class citizens would be supportive of redistributive programs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7675 MAY 16, 2016

Silva,Joana C. G.; Morgandi,Matteo; Levin,Victoria Disclosed

Prioritizing infrastructure investment : a framework for government decision making (English)

Governments must decide how to allocate limited resources for infrastructure development, particularly since financing gaps have been projected for the coming decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7674 MAY 13, 2016

Marcelo Gordillo,Darwin; Mandri-Perrott,Xavier Cledan; House,Ruth Schuyler; Schwartz,Jordan Z. Disclosed

Does the global trade slowdown matter ? (English)

Since the Global Financial Crisis, world trade growth has been subdued and lagging slightly behind growth of gross domestic product. Trade is growing more slowly not only because growth of global gross domestic product is lower, but also because trade itself has become less responsive to gross domestic product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7673 MAY 13, 2016

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Skill use, skill deficits, and firm performance in formal sector enterprises : evidence from the Tanzania enterprise skills survey, 2015 (English)

Inadequacies in Tanzania's education and training systems compromise the quality of workforce skills, giving rise to skill shortages, and constraining the operations and growth of formal sector firms in the country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7672 MAY 12, 2016

Tan,Hong W.; Bashir,Sajitha; Tanaka,Nobuyuki Disclosed

The impact of a community development and poverty reduction program on early childhood development in Morocco (English)

Participatory community development programs are designed to match government investments with local needs. In Morocco, where issues of inequality and poverty are high on the national agenda, a community development program, the National Initiative for Human Development, targeted high-poverty areas for additional investments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7671 MAY 12, 2016

El-Kogali,Safaa El Tayeb; Krafft,Caroline Gould; Abdelkhalek,Touhami; Benkassmi,Mohamed; Chavez,Monica I.; Bassett,Lucy Katherine; Ejjanoui,Fouzia Disclosed

Inequality of opportunity in early childhood development in Morocco over time (English)

Early childhood development is a critical, but often neglected, phase of human development. Shortfalls in early childhood development have historically been a challenge in Morocco, with children facing unequal opportunities to develop because of the circumstances of their birth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7670 MAY 12, 2016

El-Kogali,Safaa El Tayeb; Krafft,Caroline Gould; Abdelkhalek,Touhami; Benkassmi,Mohamed; Chavez,Monica I.; Bassett,Lucy Katherine; Ejjanoui,Fouzia Disclosed

Will digital technologies transform agriculture in developing countries ? (English)

Mobile phones and the internet have significantly affected practically all sectors of the economy, and agriculture is no exception. Building on a recent World Bank flagship report, this paper introduces a concise framework for describing the main benefits from new information and communications technologies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7669 MAY 11, 2016

Deichmann,Uwe; Goyal,Aparajita; Mishra,Deepak K. Disclosed

Can business owners form accurate counterfactuals ? eliciting treatment and control beliefs about their outcomes in the alternative treatment status (English)

A survey of participants in a large-scale business plan competition experiment, in which winners received an average of US$50,000 each, is used to elicit beliefs about what the outcomes would have been in the alternative treatment status. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7668 MAY 10, 2016

Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Learning, Prices, and firm dynamics (English)

This paper documents new facts about the joint evolution of firm performance and prices in international markets and proposes a theory of firm dynamics emphasizing the interaction between learning about demand and quality choice to explain the observed patterns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7667 MAY 10, 2016

Bastos,Paulo S. R.; Dias,Daniel; Timoshenko,Olga A. Disclosed

China's slowdown and rebalancing: potential growth and poverty impacts on Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper explores the economic impacts of two related tracks of China's expected transformation—economic slowdown and rebalancing away from investment toward consumption—and estimates the spillovers for the rest of the world, with a special focus on Sub-Saharan African countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7666 MAY 10, 2016

Lakatos,Csilla; Maliszewska,Maryla; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel; Go,Delfin Sia Disclosed

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Agricultural productivity and non-farm employment : evidence from Bangladesh (English)
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MAY 24, 2016 WPS7685 Policy Research Working Paper
Creative trade for human development (English)
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MAY 24, 2016 WPS7684 Policy Research Working Paper
Creative natives in the digital age : how digital technology has revolutionized creative work (English)
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MAY 24, 2016 WPS7683 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating an equilibrium exchange rate for the Argentine Peso (English)
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MAY 24, 2016 WPS7682 Policy Research Working Paper
Guns, books, or doctors ? conflict and public spending in Haiti : lessons from cross-country evidence (English)
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MAY 23, 2016 WPS7681 Policy Research Working Paper
Commercialization and mission drift : evidence from a large Chinese microfinance institution (English)
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MAY 23, 2016 WPS7680 Policy Research Working Paper
Money demand in the Arab Republic of Egypt : a vector equilibrium correction model (English)
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MAY 18, 2016 WPS7679 Policy Research Working Paper
Ageing and family solidarity in Europe : patterns and driving factors of intergenerational support (English)
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MAY 17, 2016 WPS7678 Policy Research Working Paper
The role of inequality in climate-poverty debates (English)
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MAY 17, 2016 WPS7677 Policy Research Working Paper
Exports and job training (English)
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MAY 16, 2016 WPS7676 Policy Research Working Paper
Trust in government and support for redistribution (English)
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MAY 16, 2016 WPS7675 Policy Research Working Paper
Prioritizing infrastructure investment : a framework for government decision making (English)
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MAY 13, 2016 WPS7674 Policy Research Working Paper
Does the global trade slowdown matter ? (English)
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MAY 13, 2016 WPS7673 Policy Research Working Paper
Skill use, skill deficits, and firm performance in formal sector enterprises : evidence from the Tanzania enterprise skills survey, 2015 (English)
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MAY 12, 2016 WPS7672 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of a community development and poverty reduction program on early childhood development in Morocco (English)
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MAY 12, 2016 WPS7671 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality of opportunity in early childhood development in Morocco over time (English)
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MAY 12, 2016 WPS7670 Policy Research Working Paper
Will digital technologies transform agriculture in developing countries ? (English)
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MAY 11, 2016 WPS7669 Policy Research Working Paper
Can business owners form accurate counterfactuals ? eliciting treatment and control beliefs about their outcomes in the alternative treatment status (English)
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MAY 10, 2016 WPS7668 Policy Research Working Paper
Learning, Prices, and firm dynamics (English)
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MAY 10, 2016 WPS7667 Policy Research Working Paper
China's slowdown and rebalancing: potential growth and poverty impacts on Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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MAY 10, 2016 WPS7666 Policy Research Working Paper