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As good as the networks they keep? : improving outcomes through weak ties in rural Uganda (English)

The authors examine an intervention randomized at the village level in which female farmers invited to a single training session were randomly paired with farmers whom they did not know and encouraged to share new agricultural information throughout the growing season for a recently adopted cash crop. ... See More +

Journal Article 125361 JAN 09, 2018

Vasilaky,Kathryn N.; Leonard,Kenneth L. Disclosed

Assessing fiscal space for health in the SDG era : a different story (English)

Initially defined for overall public purposes, the concept of fiscal space was subsequently developed and adapted for the health sector. In this context, it has been applied in research andpolicy in over 50 low- and middle-income countries over the past ten years. ... See More +

Journal Article 123243 JAN 01, 2018

Barroy,Helene; Kutzin,Joseph Douglas; Tandon,Ajay; Kurowski,Christoph; Lie,Geir Solve Sande; Borowitz,Michael Joseph; Sparkes,Susan; Elina,Dale Disclosed

The health gains, financial risk protection benefits, and distributional impact of increased tobacco taxes in Armenia (English)

The majority of Armenian adult males smoke, yet tobacco taxes in Armenia are among the lowest in Europe and Central Asia. Increasing taxes on tobacco is one of the most cost-effective public health interventions, but many opponents often cite regressively as an argument against tobacco taxation. ... See More +

Journal Article 123244 JAN 01, 2018

Postolovska,Iryna; Lavado,Rouselle F.; Tarr,Gillian; Verguet,Stephane Disclosed

Optimal targeting under budget constraints in a humanitarian context (English)

This paper uses Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curves and related indexes to determine the optimal targeting strategy of a food voucher program for refugees. ... See More +

Journal Article 125237 JAN 01, 2018

Verme,Paolo; Gigliarano,Chiara Disclosed

Land ownership and technology adoption revisited : improved maize varieties in Ethiopia (English)

The lack of land ownership can discourage agricultural technology adoption, yet there is scarce evidence of the impact of land rental contracts on the adoption of improved crop varieties in developing countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 125344 JAN 01, 2018

Zeng,Di; Alwang,Jeffrey Roger; Norton,George; Jaleta,Moti; Shiferaw,Bekele Ambaye; Yirga,Chilot Disclosed

Progress on impoverishing health spending in 122 countries : a retrospective observational study (English)

The goal of universal health coverage (UHC) requires that families who get needed health care do not suffer financial hardship as a result. This can be measured by instances of impoverishment, when a household’s consumption including out-of-pocket spending on health is more than the poverty line but its consumption, excluding out-of-pocket spending, is less than the poverty line. ... See More +

Journal Article 123181 DEC 13, 2017

Wagstaff,Robert Adam Stephen; Flores,Gabriela; Smitz,Marc-Francois; Hsu,Justine; Chepynoga,Kateryna; Eozenou,Patrick Hoang-Vu Disclosed

When starting with the most expensive option makes sense : Optimal timing, cost and sectoral allocation of abatement investment (English)

This paper finds that it is optimal to start a long-term emission-reduction strategy with significant short-term abatement investment, even if the optimal carbon price starts low and grows progressively over time. ... See More +

Journal Article 123223 DEC 12, 2017

Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille; Meunier,Guy; Hallegatte,Stephane Disclosed

When the centre cannot hold: patterns of polarization in Nigeria (English)

This paper advances the hypothesis that Nigeria is going through a process of economic polarization. The notion of polarization is concerned with the disappearance or non-consolidation of the middle lass, which occurs when there is a tendency to concentrate in the tails, rather than the middle, of the income or consumption distribution. ... See More +

Journal Article 123245 DEC 01, 2017

Clementi,F.; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Molini,Vasco; Schettino F. Disclosed

Progress on catastrophic health spending in 133 countries : a retrospective observational study (English)

The goal of universal health coverage (UHC) requires inter alia that families who get needed health care do not suffer undue financial hardship as a result. ... See More +

Journal Article 123229 DEC 01, 2017

Wagstaff,Adam; Flores,Gabriela; Hsu, Justine; Smitz, Marc-François; Chepynoga, Kateryna; Buisman,Leander Robert; Wilgenburg, Kim van; Eozenou,Patrick Hoang-Vu Disclosed

Quality of tuberculosis care by Indian pharmacies : mystery clients offer new insights (English)

For many patients in India, pharmacies are their first point of contact, where most drugs, including antibiotics, can be purchased over-the-counter (OTC). ... See More +

Journal Article 125348 NOV 27, 2017

Disclosed

Enrollment without learning : teacher effort, knowledge, and skill in primary schools in Africa (English)

School enrollment has universally increased over the last 25 years in low-income countries. Enrolling in school, however, does not assure that children learn. ... See More +

Journal Article 122571 NOV 01, 2017

Svensson,Jakob; Stacy,Brian William; Martin,Gayle; Wane,Waly; Rockmore,Christophe; Bold,Tessa; Molina,Ezequiel; Filmer,Deon P. Disclosed

Report cards : the impact of providing school and child test scores on educational markets (English)

The study of the impact of providing school report cards with test scores on subsequent test scores, prices, and enrollment in markets with multiple public and private providers. ... See More +

Journal Article 122573 NOV 01, 2017

Andrabi,Emaad Ahmad; Das,Jishnu; Khwaja,Asim Ijaz Disclosed

Beggar-thy-neighbor effects of exchange rates : a study of the renminbi (English)

This paper estimates the effect of China’s exchange rate changes on exports of developing countries in third markets. The degree ofcompetition between China and its developing country competitors in specific products and destinations plays a key role in the identification strategy. ... See More +

Journal Article 122572 NOV 01, 2017

Mattoo,Aaditya; Mishra,Prachi; Subramanian,Arvind Disclosed

Tuberculosis detection and the challenges of integrated care in rural China : a cross-sectional standardized patient study (English)

Despite recent reductions in prevalence, China still faces a substantial tuberculosis (TB) burden, with future progress dependent on the ability of rural providers to appropriately detect and refer TB patients for further care. ... See More +

Journal Article 125362 OCT 17, 2017

Sylvia,Sean Yuji; Xue,Hao; Zhou,Chengchao; Shi,Yaojiang; Yi,Hongmei; Zhou,Huan; Rozelle,Scott Douglas; Pai,Madhukar; Das,Jishnu Disclosed

Customary norms, inheritance, and human capital : evidence from a reform of the matrilineal system in Ghana (English)

The authors study the role of traditional norms in land allocation and human capital investment. The authors exploit a policy experiment in Ghana that increased the land that children from matrilineal groups can inherit from their fathers. ... See More +

Journal Article 122570 OCT 01, 2017

La Ferrara,Eliana; Milazzo,Annamaria Disclosed

Exporter dynamics and partial-year effects (English)

Two identical firms who start exporting in different months, one each in January and December, will report dramatically different exports for the first calendar year. ... See More +

Journal Article 122569 OCT 01, 2017

Taglioni,Daria; Massari,Renzo; Reyes,Jose Daniel; Bernard,Andrew B.; Boler,Esther Ann Disclosed

Teaching personal initiative beats traditional training in boosting small business in West Africa (English)

Standard business training programs aim to boost the incomes of the millions of self-employed business owners in developing countries by teaching basic financial and marketing practices, yet the impacts of such programs are mixed. ... See More +

Journal Article 121461 SEP 22, 2017

Mckenzie,David J.; Frese,Michael Dr.; Iacovone,Leonardo; Johnson,Hillary C.; Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Goldstein,Markus P.; Mensmann,Mona Disclosed

Extractive industries in forest landscapes: options for synergy with REDD+ and development of standards in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

With high global demand, economically valuable mineral resources in remote often forested areas, such as the Congo Basin, are more likely to become developed. ... See More +

Journal Article 125343 SEP 20, 2017

Hund,Kirsten Lori; Schure,Jolien Maria; van der Goesc,Aren Disclosed

You are what (and where) you eat : capturing food away from home in welfare measures (English)

Consumption of food away from home is rapidly growing across the developing world, and will continue to do so as GDP per person grows and food systems evolve. ... See More +

Journal Article 121571 SEP 06, 2017

Genoni,María Eugenia; Vakis,Renos; Farfán,Gabriela Disclosed

Moving people to help people move (English)

The 24-km Dakar Toll Road (Autoroute de l’Avenir Dakar – Dianmiadio), built to solve severe congestion problems, was inaugurated in 2013 on schedule and below budget. ... See More +

Journal Article 123212 SEP 01, 2017

Graftieaux,Pierre Disclosed

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As good as the networks they keep? : improving outcomes through weak ties in rural Uganda (English)
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JAN 09, 2018 125361 Journal Article
Assessing fiscal space for health in the SDG era : a different story (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 123243 Journal Article
The health gains, financial risk protection benefits, and distributional impact of increased tobacco taxes in Armenia (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 123244 Journal Article
Optimal targeting under budget constraints in a humanitarian context (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 125237 Journal Article
Land ownership and technology adoption revisited : improved maize varieties in Ethiopia (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 125344 Journal Article
Progress on impoverishing health spending in 122 countries : a retrospective observational study (English)
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DEC 13, 2017 123181 Journal Article
When starting with the most expensive option makes sense : Optimal timing, cost and sectoral allocation of abatement investment (English)
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DEC 12, 2017 123223 Journal Article
When the centre cannot hold: patterns of polarization in Nigeria (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 123245 Journal Article
Progress on catastrophic health spending in 133 countries : a retrospective observational study (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 123229 Journal Article
Quality of tuberculosis care by Indian pharmacies : mystery clients offer new insights (English)
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NOV 27, 2017 125348 Journal Article
Enrollment without learning : teacher effort, knowledge, and skill in primary schools in Africa (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 122571 Journal Article
Report cards : the impact of providing school and child test scores on educational markets (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 122573 Journal Article
Beggar-thy-neighbor effects of exchange rates : a study of the renminbi (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 122572 Journal Article
Tuberculosis detection and the challenges of integrated care in rural China : a cross-sectional standardized patient study (English)
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OCT 17, 2017 125362 Journal Article
Customary norms, inheritance, and human capital : evidence from a reform of the matrilineal system in Ghana (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 122570 Journal Article
Exporter dynamics and partial-year effects (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 122569 Journal Article
Teaching personal initiative beats traditional training in boosting small business in West Africa (English)
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SEP 22, 2017 121461 Journal Article
Extractive industries in forest landscapes: options for synergy with REDD+ and development of standards in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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SEP 20, 2017 125343 Journal Article
You are what (and where) you eat : capturing food away from home in welfare measures (English)
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SEP 06, 2017 121571 Journal Article
Moving people to help people move (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 123212 Journal Article