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Responding to Afghanistan's development challenge : an assessment of experience during 2002-2007 and issues and priorities for the future (English)

This paper assesses development policies and performance during the post-Taliban period in Afghanistan and also, based on lessons from experience, looks toward the future. ... See More +

Working Paper 41676 OCT 01, 2007

Byrd, William A. Disclosed

A simple macroeconomic model for Nepal (English)

South Asian economies have grown remarkably in the past two decades. The growth experience in Nepal -- which was one of the earliest and quickest liberalizers in the region -- was in the 1980s and 1990s as encouraging as in neighboring countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 40638 JUN 01, 2007

Guimbert, Stephane; Tiwari, Sailesh Disclosed

Determinants of saving in Pakistan (English)

Pakistan has experienced strong spurts of economic growth since its independence in 1947, and the economy is in a rapid expansion again with an annual output growth averaging 6 percent for the last four years. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 37631 AUG 01, 2006

Vincelette, Gallina A. Disclosed

Poverty in Sri Lanka: the impact of growth with rising inequality (English)

Section I of this paper will present evidence from household data on the trends and patterns of consumption poverty in Sri Lanka during the last decade, focusing on widening inequality between regions and provinces. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33259 JUL 01, 2005

Narayan, Ambar; Yoshida, Nobuo Disclosed

Proxy means test for targeting welfare benefits in Sri Lanka (English)

Section I of this paper will briefly discuss the rationale and methodology for proxy means tests, placing them in the context of some of the relevant economic literature on the topic. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33258 JUL 01, 2005

Narayan, Ambar; Yoshida, Nobuo Disclosed

The politics of service delivery in Pakistan: political parties and the incentives for patronage 1988-1999 (English)

This paper examines the impact of political party structure on the incentives for politicians to focus on patronage versus service delivery improvements in Pakistan. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32878 MAY 01, 2005

Hasnain, Zahid Disclosed

Rural finance in Afghanistan and the challenge of the opium economy (English)

The workshop was intended to explore and address the issue of opium credit and indebtedness as well as the development of rural finance more generally and the role of national development programs in this regard. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33275 DEC 13, 2004

Zia, Mohammad Ehsan; Radcliffe, David; Ward, Christopher; Byrd, William; Goeldner, Karri A.; Kloeppinger-Todd, Renate; Maimbo, Samuel; Mansfield, David; Pearce, Douglas; Rasmussen, Stephen; Zeballos, Erick Disclosed

Afghanistan's opium drug economy (English)

In conditions of lawlessness and impoverishment, opium has become Afghanistan's leading economic activity, accounting for one third of (opium inclusive) GDP in 2003, and even more so in 2004. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 31149 DEC 01, 2004

Ward, Christopher; Byrd, William

Poverty and child malnutrition in Bangladesh (English)

While Bangladesh has made impressive gains in reducing child malnutrition over the last decade, levels of malnutrition remain unusually high in comparison to other developing countries, and relative to the country's level of per capita GDP. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 30866 JUL 01, 2004

Deolalikar, Anil

Assymetric reforms : agency-level reforms in the Afghan civil service (English)

The public administration context in Afghanistan is characterized by a high degree of informality, weak central government agencies, extremely limited human resource capacities across Government departments and agencies, a serious and a widening disconnect between the center, and sub-national levels of administration, the continued pressures exerted on government structures by poorly coordinated donor initiatives, 'warlordism', and, an informal economy dominated by the opium economy. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 30864 JUN 01, 2004

Hakimi, Eklil; Manning, Nick; Prasad, Satyendra; Prince, Keir

Food assistance programs in Bangladesh (English)

Bangladesh boasts a wide array of targeted food assistance programs that strive to achieve a number of important developmental objectives. Findings from the 2000 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) as well as other studies carried out in recent years suggest that these programs are reasonably well-targeted towards the poor. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 30862 MAY 01, 2004

Murgai, Rinku; Zaidi, Salman

Poverty trends in Bangladesh during the nineties (English)

Analysis of data from various Bangladesh Household Expenditure Surveys (HES) suggests considerable progress at poverty reduction during the 1990s. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 30863 MAY 01, 2004

Murgai, Rinku; Zaidi, Salman

Structure and performance of the Afghan economy (English)

Most of the Afghan economy's output comes from agriculture. A major part of this production is wheat, and more generally cereals, produced for domestic consumption. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 30861 MAY 01, 2004

Guimbert, Stephane

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Responding to Afghanistan's development challenge : an assessment of experience during 2002-2007 and issues and priorities for the future (English)
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OCT 01, 2007 41676 Working Paper
A simple macroeconomic model for Nepal (English)
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JUN 01, 2007 40638 Working Paper
Determinants of saving in Pakistan (English)
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AUG 01, 2006 37631 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Poverty in Sri Lanka: the impact of growth with rising inequality (English)
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JUL 01, 2005 33259 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Proxy means test for targeting welfare benefits in Sri Lanka (English)
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JUL 01, 2005 33258 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The politics of service delivery in Pakistan: political parties and the incentives for patronage 1988-1999 (English)
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MAY 01, 2005 32878 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Rural finance in Afghanistan and the challenge of the opium economy (English)
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DEC 13, 2004 33275 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Afghanistan's opium drug economy (English)
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DEC 01, 2004 31149 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Poverty and child malnutrition in Bangladesh (English)
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JUL 01, 2004 30866 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Assymetric reforms : agency-level reforms in the Afghan civil service (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2004 30864 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Food assistance programs in Bangladesh (English)
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MAY 01, 2004 30862 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Poverty trends in Bangladesh during the nineties (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2004 30863 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Structure and performance of the Afghan economy (English)
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MAY 01, 2004 30861 Working Paper (Numbered Series)