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Informal Employment and Worker's Well-Being in the Russian Federation (English)

This paper finds that informal workers are more likely to have inferior work conditions, but do not necessarily report worse subjective well-being. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8989 AUG 20, 2019

Kim,Yeon Soo; Matytsin,Mikhail; Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel Disclosed

Fiscal Rules for the Western Balkans (English)

Policy toward fiscal rules is an important issue in the countries of the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8990 AUG 20, 2019

Kikoni,Edith; Madzarevic-Sujster,Sanja; Irwin,Tim; Jooste,Charl Disclosed

Manufacturing in Structural Change in Africa (English)

This paper investigates the scale, causes, and timing of significant episodes of industrialization and deindustrialization in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8992 AUG 20, 2019

Nguimkeu,Pierre; Zeufack,Albert G. Disclosed

Revisiting the Trade Impact of the African Growth and Opportunity Act : A Synthetic Control Approach (English)

This study examines the impact of the African Growth and Opportunity Act using the synthetic control method, a quasi-experimental approach. The novelty in the approach is that it addresses problems of estimation that are prevalent in nonexperimental methods used to analyze the impact of preferential trade agreements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8993 AUG 20, 2019

Kassa,Woubet; Coulibaly,Souleymane Disclosed

Financing Low-Carbon Transitions through Carbon Pricing and Green Bonds (English)

To finance the transition to low-carbon economies required to mitigate climate change, countries are increasingly using a combination of carbon pricing and green bonds. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8991 AUG 20, 2019

Heine,Dirk; Semmler,Willi; Mazzucato,Mariana; Braga,Joao Paulo; Flaherty,Michael; Gevorkyan,Arkady; Hayde,Erin Kate; Radpour,Siavash Disclosed

Innovative Learning Environments : The Role of Energy--Efficient Investments in Russian Preschool Education Facilities (A Case Study of the Khanty-Mansyisk Region) (English)

This paper discusses an example of an early childhood development facility intervention in the Khanty-Mansyisk region of the Russian Federation and its potential to produce efficiency gains in the region and the country overall. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8987 AUG 19, 2019

Shmis,Tigran; Chugunov,Dmitry; Ustinova,Maria; Kotnik,Jure Disclosed

Test Score Gap Robustness to Scaling : The Scale Transformation Command (English)

Social scientists frequently rely on the cardinal comparability of test scores to assess achievement gaps between population subgroups and their evolution over time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8986 AUG 19, 2019

Yi Chang,Andres Disclosed

Sources of Manufacturing Productivity Growth in Africa (English)

This paper investigates the sources of growth in manufacturing productivity in Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia and Tanzania in comparison with the case of Bangladesh. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8988 AUG 19, 2019

Jones,Patricia; Lartey,Emmanuel Kwasi Koranteng; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Zeufack,Albert G. Disclosed

Generating Gridded Agricultural Gross Domestic Product for Brazil : A Comparison of Methodologies (English)

This paper examines two new methods to generate gridded agricultural Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and compares the results with a traditional method. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8985 AUG 19, 2019

Chambers,Thomas Timothy; You,Liangzhi; Wood-Sichra,Ulrike; Ru,Yating; Blankespoor,Brian; Kalvelagen,Erwin Marinus Franciscus Disclosed

Does Media Stimulate Reform Efforts ? (English)

This paper investigates to what extent media impacts political decisions. A viable practical approach to test the relationship between mass media and political actions is through the use of the World Bank’s Doing Business data, specifically, by assessing local media coverage of Doing Business and implementation of business regulatory reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8984 AUG 16, 2019

Ramalho,Rita; Saltane,Valentina Disclosed

Turkey : An Empirical Assessment of the Determinants of the Current Account Balance (English)

Turkey has moved rapidly from a current account that was relatively in balance up to the turn of the millennia, to sustaining relatively large current account deficits over the past 15 years. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8982 AUG 15, 2019

Knight,David Stephen; Portugal-Perez,Alberto; Nedeljkovic,Milan Disclosed

Evaluating the Accuracy of Homeowners' Self-Assessed Rent in Metropolitan Lima (English)

Attributing a rental value to homeowners' dwellings is essential in different contexts, including poverty and inequality analysis, the compilation of national accounts, consumer price indexes, and estimation of purchasing power parity indexes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8983 AUG 15, 2019

Ceriani,Lidia; Olivieri,Sergio Daniel; Ranzani,Marco Disclosed

Gender Differences in Time Use : Allocating Time between the Market and the Household (English)

Important progress toward gender equality has been made in the past decades, but inequalities linked to gender norms, stereotypes, and the unequal distribution of housework and childcare responsibilities persist. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8981 AUG 14, 2019

Rubiano Matulevich,Eliana Carolina; Viollaz,Mariana Disclosed

Industrialization on a Knife's Edge : Productivity, Labor Costs and the Rise of Manufacturing in Ethiopia (English)

The latest push for industrialization in Ethiopia has attracted much academic and public interest. This paper assesses Ethiopia's competitiveness and attractiveness as an investment destination by comparing domestic productivity and input costs to a sample of manufacturing exporting countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8980 AUG 13, 2019

Caria,Stefano Disclosed

The Extent of Engagement in Global Value Chains by Firms in Rwanda (English)

Using administrative data for an exhaustive sample of formally registered firms, reveals that the engagement of Rwandan firms in global value chains (GVCs) is remarkably limited. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8979 AUG 13, 2019

Frazer,Garth; Van Biesebroeck,Johannes Disclosed

Performance and Challenges of the Income Protection System for Older People in Ecuador (English)

The purpose of this work is to analyze the performance of the Ecuadorian pension system, its challenges, and available policy options. Therefore, the study analyzes coverage, financing sufficiency, and sustainability indicators that were created based on information from the Encuesta Nacional de Empleo, Desempleo y Subempleo (National Employment, Unemployment and Underemployment Survey) that was carried out over 2003-16. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8978 AUG 13, 2019

Apella,Ignacio Raul Disclosed

Reducing Hunger with Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) : Experimental Evidence from Burkina Faso (English)

Does financial compensation for providing environmental conservation, improve the food security of the rural poor in the drylands of Sub-Saharan Africa? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8974 AUG 12, 2019

Adjognon,Guigonan Serge; van Soest,Daan; Guthoff,Jonas Christoph Disclosed

Can Taxes Help Ensure a Fair Globalization ? (English)

This paper analyzes whether taxation can be successfully used to reduce the incidence of labor informality and achieve higher equality in a globalized economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8975 AUG 12, 2019

Langot,Francois; Merola,Rossana; Oh,Samil Disclosed

Shortening Supply Chains : Experimental Evidence from Fruit and Vegetable Vendors in Bogota (English)

Small trading activities are a prevalent form of self-employment in developing countries, but their integration into supply value chains is not efficient, especially when it comes to perishable produce. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8977 AUG 12, 2019

Iacovone,Leonardo; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Wading Out the Storm: The Role of Poverty in Exposure, Vulnerability and Resilience to Floods in Dar Es Salaam (English)

Dar es Salaam is frequently affected by severe flooding causing destruction and impeding daily life of its 4.5 million inhabitants. The focus of this paper is on the role of poverty in the impact of floods on households, focusing on both direct (damage to or loss of assets or property) and indirect (losses involving health, infrastructure, labor, and education) impacts using household survey data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8976 AUG 12, 2019

Erman,Alvina Elisabeth; Tariverdi,Mersedeh; Obolensky,Marguerite Anne Beatrice; Chen,Xiaomeng; Vincent,Rose Camille; Malgioglio,Silvia; Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Hallegatte,Stephane; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

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Informal Employment and Worker's Well-Being in the Russian Federation (English)
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AUG 20, 2019 WPS8989 Policy Research Working Paper
Fiscal Rules for the Western Balkans (English)
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AUG 20, 2019 WPS8990 Policy Research Working Paper
Manufacturing in Structural Change in Africa (English)
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AUG 20, 2019 WPS8992 Policy Research Working Paper
Revisiting the Trade Impact of the African Growth and Opportunity Act : A Synthetic Control Approach (English)
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AUG 20, 2019 WPS8993 Policy Research Working Paper
Financing Low-Carbon Transitions through Carbon Pricing and Green Bonds (English)
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AUG 20, 2019 WPS8991 Policy Research Working Paper
Innovative Learning Environments : The Role of Energy--Efficient Investments in Russian Preschool Education Facilities (A Case Study of the Khanty-Mansyisk Region) (English)
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AUG 19, 2019 WPS8987 Policy Research Working Paper
Test Score Gap Robustness to Scaling : The Scale Transformation Command (English)
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AUG 19, 2019 WPS8986 Policy Research Working Paper
Sources of Manufacturing Productivity Growth in Africa (English)
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AUG 19, 2019 WPS8988 Policy Research Working Paper
Generating Gridded Agricultural Gross Domestic Product for Brazil : A Comparison of Methodologies (English)
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AUG 19, 2019 WPS8985 Policy Research Working Paper
Does Media Stimulate Reform Efforts ? (English)
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AUG 16, 2019 WPS8984 Policy Research Working Paper
Turkey : An Empirical Assessment of the Determinants of the Current Account Balance (English)
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AUG 15, 2019 WPS8982 Policy Research Working Paper
Evaluating the Accuracy of Homeowners' Self-Assessed Rent in Metropolitan Lima (English)
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AUG 15, 2019 WPS8983 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender Differences in Time Use : Allocating Time between the Market and the Household (English)
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AUG 14, 2019 WPS8981 Policy Research Working Paper
Industrialization on a Knife's Edge : Productivity, Labor Costs and the Rise of Manufacturing in Ethiopia (English)
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AUG 13, 2019 WPS8980 Policy Research Working Paper
The Extent of Engagement in Global Value Chains by Firms in Rwanda (English)
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AUG 13, 2019 WPS8979 Policy Research Working Paper
Performance and Challenges of the Income Protection System for Older People in Ecuador (English)
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AUG 13, 2019 WPS8978 Policy Research Working Paper
Reducing Hunger with Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) : Experimental Evidence from Burkina Faso (English)
See More +
AUG 12, 2019 WPS8974 Policy Research Working Paper
Can Taxes Help Ensure a Fair Globalization ? (English)
See More +
AUG 12, 2019 WPS8975 Policy Research Working Paper
Shortening Supply Chains : Experimental Evidence from Fruit and Vegetable Vendors in Bogota (English)
See More +
AUG 12, 2019 WPS8977 Policy Research Working Paper
Wading Out the Storm: The Role of Poverty in Exposure, Vulnerability and Resilience to Floods in Dar Es Salaam (English)
See More +
AUG 12, 2019 WPS8976 Policy Research Working Paper