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Implementing Adaptive Approaches in Real World Scenarios : A Nigeria Case Study, with Lessons for Theory and Practice (English)

How does adaptive implementation work in practice? Drawing on extensive interviews and observations, this paper contrasts the ways in which an adaptive component of a major health care project was implemented in three program and three matched comparison states in Nigeria. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8904 JUN 18, 2019

Bridges,Kate; Woolcock,Michael Disclosed

The Redistributive Effects of Fiscal Policy in Mali and Niger (English)

This study assesses the redistributive effects of fiscal policy in Mali and Niger. Fiscal policy is poverty increasing in Mali (by 2.4 percentage points) and Niger (2.5 percentage points). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8887 JUN 17, 2019

Hounsa,Thierry; Coulibaly,Mohamed; Sanoh,Aly Disclosed

Does Rainfall Matter for Economic Growth ? Evidence from Global Sub-National Data (1990-2014 (English)

Much micro-econometric evidence suggests that precipitation has wide ranging impacts on vital economic indicators such as agricultural yields, human capital, and even conflict. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8888 JUN 17, 2019

Damania,Richard; Desbureaux,Sebastien Gael; Zaveri,Esha Dilip Disclosed

Full Esteem Ahead ? Mindset-Oriented Business Training in Ethiopia (English)

Is there a mindset gap holding women back in business? Can entrepreneurship training instill a set of attitudes, behaviors, and strategies that are thought to underpin success in business such as motivation, perseverance, and self-confidence? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8892 JUN 17, 2019

Alibhai,Salman; Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Papineni,Sreelakshmi Disclosed

Dollarization Dilemma : Price Stability at the Cost of External Competitiveness in Cambodia (English)

Cambodia has recorded both rapid economic growth and macroeconomic stability in recent decades despite (or thanks to) high levels of dollarization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8893 JUN 17, 2019

Samreth,Sovannroeun; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo; Ly,Sodeth Disclosed

Better Policies from Policy-Selective Aid ? (English)

This paper shows that the increased policy-selectivity of aid allocations observed in recent years provides recipient countries an incentive to improve policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8889 JUN 17, 2019

Annen,Kurt; Knack,Stephen Disclosed

Search for Yield in Large International Corporate Bonds : Investor Behavior and Firm Responses (English)

Emerging market corporations have significantly increased their borrowing in international markets since 2008. This paper shows that this increase was driven by large-denomination bond issuances, most of them with face value of US$500 million. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8890 JUN 17, 2019

Calomiris,Charles W.; Larrain,Mauricio; Schmukler,Sergio L.; Williams,Tomas Disclosed

A Framework to Assess Debt Sustainability and Fiscal Risks under the Belt and Road Initiative (English)

This paper provides a framework to assess the impact of infrastructure investment expected under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on the debt vulnerabilities of countries that are located on BRI transport and connectivity corridors in the absence of comprehensive and consistent information on investments and financing terms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8891 JUN 17, 2019

Bandiera,Luca; Tsiropoulos,Vasileios Disclosed

Measuring the Full Extent of Fiscal Losses and Gains (English)

Current measures of fiscal impoverishment and gains are not consistent with the law of diminishing returns. This paper proposes new measures of fiscal impoverishment and gains that are consistent with the law of diminishing returns, based on a methodology that gives more significance to greater income gaps, and more importance to the experience of the poorest individuals within the fiscal system. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8886 JUN 13, 2019

Coulibaly,Mohamed; Sanoh,Aly Disclosed

Infrastructure and Finance: Evidence from India's GQ Highway Network (English)

This paper uses the construction of India's Golden Quadrangle central highway network, together with comprehensive loan data from the Reserve Bank of India, to investigate the interaction between infrastructure development and financial sector depth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8885 JUN 13, 2019

Das,Abhiman; Ghani,Ejaz; Grover,Arti Goswami; Kerr,William Robert; Nanda,Ramana Disclosed

Diagonal Cumulation and Sourcing Decisions (English)

Products must fulfill predetermined rules of origin to be exported under the preferential access granted by a free trade area member. In turn, rules of cumulation establish which countries' inputs qualify when computing the extent of origin of a product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8884 JUN 12, 2019

Bombarda,Pamela; Gamberoni,Elisa Disclosed

Impact of the West African Ebola Epidemic on Agricultural Production and Rural Welfare : Evidence from Liberia (English)

The 2014-15 Ebola epidemic took a devastating human and economic toll on three West African countries, of which Liberia was perhaps the hardest hit. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8880 JUN 11, 2019

De La Fuente,Alejandro; Jacoby,Hanan G.; Lawin,Kotchikpa Gabriel Disclosed

Labor and Welfare Impacts of a Large-Scale Livelihoods Program : Quasi-Experimental Evidence from India (English)

Improving the livelihoods of poor households and transitioning more women back to the labor force is a major challenge in South Asia. Self-employment promoted through women's groups has often been cited as a promising intervention towards this end. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8883 JUN 11, 2019

Pandey,Vivek; Gupta,Abhishek; Gupta,Shivani Disclosed

Employment Data in Household Surveys : Taking Stock, Looking Ahead (English)

Individual-level employment data have a wide range of applications. They are used to monitor labor markets and the Sustainable Development Goals, contribute to understanding and explaining socioeconomic conditions, and may help to design and inform labor market policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8882 JUN 11, 2019

Desiere,Sam; Costa,Valentina Disclosed

Monetary Policy in Fossil Fuel Exporters : The Curse of Horizons (English)

This paper examines the role of monetary policy in fossil fuel exporters at different horizons. The main argument is that central banks in these economies need to look beyond the horizon of the business cycle. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8881 JUN 11, 2019

Disclosed

School-Based Management and Learning Outcomes : Experimental Evidence from Colima, Mexico (English)

A school-based management program was implemented Mexico in 2001 and continued until 2014. This national program, Programa Escuelas de Calidad, was considered a key intervention to improve learning outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8874 JUN 10, 2019

Garcia Moreno,Vicente A.; Gertler,Paul J.; Patrinos,Harry Anthony Disclosed

Estimating Poverty in India without Expenditure Data : A Survey-to-Survey Imputation Approach (English)

This paper applies an innovative method to estimate poverty in India in the absence of recent expenditure data. The method utilizes expenditure data from 2004-05, 2009-10, and 2011-12 to impute household expenditure into a survey of durable goods expenditure conducted in 2014-15. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8878 JUN 10, 2019

Newhouse,David Locke; Vyas,Pallavi Disclosed

The 2019 Update of the Health Equity and Financial Protection Indicators Database : An Overview (English)

This paper outlines changes that have been made in the 2019 version of the Health Equity and Financial Protection Indicators database. On the financial protection side, the changes include an increase in the number of indicators from five to 14; revisions to several previous data points, reflecting the analysis of new surveys (or adaptations thereof); and refinements to the estimation of out-of-pocket expenditures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8879 JUN 10, 2019

Wagstaff, Adam; Eozenou,Patrick Hoang-Vu; Neelsen,Sven; Smitz,Marc-Francois Disclosed

Market Size, Sunk Costs of Entry, and Transport Costs : An Empirical Evaluation of the Impact of Demand-Side Factors versus Supply-Side Factors on Manufacturing Productivity (English)

This paper uses plant-level, panel data from the Ethiopian manufacturing census to estimate the effects of demand-side and supply-side factors on industrywide aggregate productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8875 JUN 10, 2019

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

Innovation Patterns and Their Effects on Firm-Level Productivity in South Asia (English)

This paper describes and benchmarks innovation activities for a sample of countries in the South Asia region, as well as the impact of these activities on firm-level productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8876 JUN 10, 2019

Cirera,Xavier; Cusolito,Ana Paula Disclosed

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Implementing Adaptive Approaches in Real World Scenarios : A Nigeria Case Study, with Lessons for Theory and Practice (English)
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JUN 18, 2019 WPS8904 Policy Research Working Paper
The Redistributive Effects of Fiscal Policy in Mali and Niger (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8887 Policy Research Working Paper
Does Rainfall Matter for Economic Growth ? Evidence from Global Sub-National Data (1990-2014 (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8888 Policy Research Working Paper
Full Esteem Ahead ? Mindset-Oriented Business Training in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8892 Policy Research Working Paper
Dollarization Dilemma : Price Stability at the Cost of External Competitiveness in Cambodia (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8893 Policy Research Working Paper
Better Policies from Policy-Selective Aid ? (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8889 Policy Research Working Paper
Search for Yield in Large International Corporate Bonds : Investor Behavior and Firm Responses (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8890 Policy Research Working Paper
A Framework to Assess Debt Sustainability and Fiscal Risks under the Belt and Road Initiative (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8891 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring the Full Extent of Fiscal Losses and Gains (English)
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JUN 13, 2019 WPS8886 Policy Research Working Paper
Infrastructure and Finance: Evidence from India's GQ Highway Network (English)
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JUN 13, 2019 WPS8885 Policy Research Working Paper
Diagonal Cumulation and Sourcing Decisions (English)
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JUN 12, 2019 WPS8884 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of the West African Ebola Epidemic on Agricultural Production and Rural Welfare : Evidence from Liberia (English)
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JUN 11, 2019 WPS8880 Policy Research Working Paper
Labor and Welfare Impacts of a Large-Scale Livelihoods Program : Quasi-Experimental Evidence from India (English)
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JUN 11, 2019 WPS8883 Policy Research Working Paper
Employment Data in Household Surveys : Taking Stock, Looking Ahead (English)
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JUN 11, 2019 WPS8882 Policy Research Working Paper
Monetary Policy in Fossil Fuel Exporters : The Curse of Horizons (English)
See More +
JUN 11, 2019 WPS8881 Policy Research Working Paper
School-Based Management and Learning Outcomes : Experimental Evidence from Colima, Mexico (English)
See More +
JUN 10, 2019 WPS8874 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating Poverty in India without Expenditure Data : A Survey-to-Survey Imputation Approach (English)
See More +
JUN 10, 2019 WPS8878 Policy Research Working Paper
The 2019 Update of the Health Equity and Financial Protection Indicators Database : An Overview (English)
See More +
JUN 10, 2019 WPS8879 Policy Research Working Paper
Market Size, Sunk Costs of Entry, and Transport Costs : An Empirical Evaluation of the Impact of Demand-Side Factors versus Supply-Side Factors on Manufacturing Productivity (English)
See More +
JUN 10, 2019 WPS8875 Policy Research Working Paper
Innovation Patterns and Their Effects on Firm-Level Productivity in South Asia (English)
See More +
JUN 10, 2019 WPS8876 Policy Research Working Paper