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The long-run and gender-equalizing impacts of school access : evidence from the first Indochina war (English)

Very few studies currently exist on the long-term impacts of schooling policies in developing countries. This paper examines the impacts -- half a century later -- of a mass education program conducted by the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in the occupied areas during the First Indochina War. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8480 JUN 20, 2018

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Hoang,Trung Xuan; Nguyen,Ha Minh Disclosed

Sustainable development goals diagnostics : an application of network theory and complexity measures to set country priorities (English)

The United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals are comprehensive and holistic in nature, as they includes 17 goals and 169 targets covering economic, social, and environmental dimensions of development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8481 JUN 20, 2018

El-Maghrabi,M. H.; Gable,Susanna Elisabeth; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel; Verbeek,Jos Disclosed

The informal city (English)

This paper proposes a theory of urban land use with endogenous property rights. Socially heterogeneous households compete for where to live in the city and choose the type of property rights they purchase from a land administration which collects fees in inequitable ways. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8482 JUN 20, 2018

Selod,Harris; Tobin,Lara Disclosed

Benchmarking costs of financial intermediation around the world (English)

The costs of financial intermediation have important consequences for financial development. Using bank-level data for 160 countries during 2005-14, this paper analyzes the composition and sources of bank net interest margins. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8478 JUN 19, 2018

Calice,Pietro; Zhou,Nan Disclosed

Efficient financial allocation and productivity growth in Brazil (English)

This paper attempts to study the impact of Brazilian Development Bank credit on resource misallocation in Brazil, using manufacturing firm-level data from 2003-14. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8479 JUN 19, 2018

Calice,Pietro; Ribeiro,Eduardo P.; Byskov,Steen Disclosed

Services liberalization and GVC participation : new evidence for heterogeneous effects by income level and provisions (English)

Participation in global value chains is a key element in the industrialization strategies of many developing nations. This paper investigates the role of services liberalization in promoting participation in global value chains. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8475 JUN 14, 2018

Lee,Woori Disclosed

Incentivizing school attendance in the presence of parent-child information frictions (English)

Education conditional cash transfer programs may increase school attendance in part due to the information they transmit to parents about their child's attendance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8476 JUN 14, 2018

De Walque,Damien B. C. M.; Valente,Christine Disclosed

Automation and labor market outcomes : the pivotal role of high-quality education (English)

Automation will be a boon or a catastrophe depending on whom you listen to. This paper proposes an overlapping-generations model with endogenous school choice in which the quality of a country's education system determines how well skill supply can respond to increased demand from automation and subsequently whether automation will be beneficial or detrimental. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8474 JUN 14, 2018

Bentaouet Kattan,Raja; Macdonald,Kevin Alan David; Patrinos,Harry Anthony Disclosed

Motivating bureaucrats through social recognition : evidence from simultaneous field experiments (English)

Bureaucratic performance is a crucial determinant of economic growth. Little is known about how to improve it in resource-constrained settings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8473 JUN 13, 2018

Gauri,Varun; Jamison,Julian C; Mazar,Nina; Ozier,Owen; Raha,Shomikho; Saleh,Karima Disclosed

Crony capitalism in Ukraine : relationship between political connectedness and firms' performance (English)

This study combines firm-level data and data on politically exposed people to explore correlation between firms' political connectedness and their economic performance in Ukraine. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8471 JUN 12, 2018

Balabushko,Oleksii; Betliy,Oleksandra; Movchan,Veronika; Piontkivsky,Ruslan; Ryzhenkov,Mykola Disclosed

Small area estimation of poverty under structural change (English)

Small area poverty maps allow for the design of policies based on spatial differences in welfare. They are typically estimated based on a consumption survey reporting on poverty and a census providing the spatial disaggregation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8472 JUN 12, 2018

Lange,Simon; Pape,Utz Johann; Putz,Peter Disclosed

The road to recovery : the role of poverty in the exposure, vulnerability and resilience to floods in Accra (English)

In June 2015, about 53,000 people were affected by unusually severe floods in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, Ghana. The real impact of such a disaster is a product of exposure ("Who was affected?") ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8469 JUN 07, 2018

Erman,Alvina Elisabeth; Motte,Elliot Gaston; Goyal,Radhika; Asare,Akosua Boahemaa; Takamatsu,Shinya; Chen,Xiaomeng; Malgioglio,Silvia; Skinner,Alexander; Yoshida,Nobuo; Hallegatte,Stephane Disclosed

How much has Nepal lost in the last decade due to load shedding? an economic assessment using a CGE model (English)

Nepal suffered with severe shortage of electricity supply or load shedding in the last decade. Electricity load shedding is considered one of the major barriers to the country's economic development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8468 JUN 07, 2018

Timilsina,Govinda R.; Sapkota,Prakash Raj; Steinbuks,Jevgenijs Disclosed

Anatomy and impact of export promotion agencies (English)

Recent literature has shown evidence of positive contributions of export promotion agencies around the world in raising exports, through the intensive and extensive margins of trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8470 JUN 07, 2018

Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Lederman,Daniel; Zoratto,Laura De Castro Disclosed

Anatomy of credit-less recoveries (English)

The recovery from the global crisis that erupted in 2007 shows that the decoupling between real and financial variables during the business cycle can lead to negative and long-lasting consequences for the economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8465 JUN 05, 2018

Corrado,Luis; Rossi,Isolina Disclosed

Rural roads and local economic development (English)

Nearly one billion people worldwide live in rural areas without access to the paved road network. This paper measures the impacts of India's $40 billion national rural road construction program using regression discontinuity and data covering every individual and firm in rural India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8466 JUN 05, 2018

Asher,Samuel Edward; Novosad,Paul Michael Disclosed

Inequality and economic growth : the role of initial income (English)

This paper estimates a panel model in which the relationship between inequality and gross domestic product per capita growth depends on countries' initial incomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8467 JUN 05, 2018

Brueckner,Markus; Lederman,Daniel Disclosed

Sustainable development goal diagnostics : the case of the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)

The United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals are comprehensive and holistic in nature, encompassing 17 goals and 169 targets covering economic, social, and environmental dimensions of development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8463 JUN 04, 2018

Amin-Salem,H.; El-Maghrabi,M.H.; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel; Verbeek,Jos Disclosed

Gendered language (English)

Languages use different systems for classifying nouns. Gender languages assign many -- sometimes all -- nouns to distinct sex-based categories, masculine and feminine. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8464 JUN 04, 2018

Jakiela,Pamela; Ozier,Owen Disclosed

Taking stock of the impact of power utility reform in developing countries : a literature review (English)

This paper reviews recent literature on the impacts of various components of power sector reform on the performance of electric utilities in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8460 MAY 31, 2018

Bacon,Robert W. Disclosed

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The long-run and gender-equalizing impacts of school access : evidence from the first Indochina war (English)
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JUN 20, 2018 WPS8480 Policy Research Working Paper
Sustainable development goals diagnostics : an application of network theory and complexity measures to set country priorities (English)
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JUN 20, 2018 WPS8481 Policy Research Working Paper
The informal city (English)
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JUN 20, 2018 WPS8482 Policy Research Working Paper
Benchmarking costs of financial intermediation around the world (English)
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JUN 19, 2018 WPS8478 Policy Research Working Paper
Efficient financial allocation and productivity growth in Brazil (English)
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JUN 19, 2018 WPS8479 Policy Research Working Paper
Services liberalization and GVC participation : new evidence for heterogeneous effects by income level and provisions (English)
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JUN 14, 2018 WPS8475 Policy Research Working Paper
Incentivizing school attendance in the presence of parent-child information frictions (English)
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JUN 14, 2018 WPS8476 Policy Research Working Paper
Automation and labor market outcomes : the pivotal role of high-quality education (English)
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JUN 14, 2018 WPS8474 Policy Research Working Paper
Motivating bureaucrats through social recognition : evidence from simultaneous field experiments (English)
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JUN 13, 2018 WPS8473 Policy Research Working Paper
Crony capitalism in Ukraine : relationship between political connectedness and firms' performance (English)
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JUN 12, 2018 WPS8471 Policy Research Working Paper
Small area estimation of poverty under structural change (English)
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JUN 12, 2018 WPS8472 Policy Research Working Paper
The road to recovery : the role of poverty in the exposure, vulnerability and resilience to floods in Accra (English)
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JUN 07, 2018 WPS8469 Policy Research Working Paper
How much has Nepal lost in the last decade due to load shedding? an economic assessment using a CGE model (English)
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JUN 07, 2018 WPS8468 Policy Research Working Paper
Anatomy and impact of export promotion agencies (English)
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JUN 07, 2018 WPS8470 Policy Research Working Paper
Anatomy of credit-less recoveries (English)
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JUN 05, 2018 WPS8465 Policy Research Working Paper
Rural roads and local economic development (English)
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JUN 05, 2018 WPS8466 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality and economic growth : the role of initial income (English)
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JUN 05, 2018 WPS8467 Policy Research Working Paper
Sustainable development goal diagnostics : the case of the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)
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JUN 04, 2018 WPS8463 Policy Research Working Paper
Gendered language (English)
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JUN 04, 2018 WPS8464 Policy Research Working Paper
Taking stock of the impact of power utility reform in developing countries : a literature review (English)
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MAY 31, 2018 WPS8460 Policy Research Working Paper