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Terrorism, geopolitics, and oil security : using remote sensing to estimate oil production of the Islamic State (English)

As the world’s most traded commodity, oil production is typically well monitored and analyzed. It also hasestablished links to geopolitics, international relations, and security. ... See More +

Journal Article 126638 APR 30, 2018

Do,Quy-Toan; Shapiro,Jacob N.; Elvidge,Christopher D.; Abdel Jelil,Mohamed; Ahn,Daniel P.; Baugh,Kimberly; Hansen-Lewis,Jamie Nicole; Zhizhin,Mikhail; Bazilian,Morgan Disclosed

Gender-transformative Bandebereho couples' intervention to promote male engagement in reproductive and maternal health and violence prevention in Rwanda : Findings from a randomized control trial (English)

Rigorous evidence of the effectiveness of male engagement interventions, particularly on how these interventions impact relationship power dynamics and women's decision-making, remains limited. ... See More +

Journal Article 130909 APR 04, 2018

Doyle,Kate; Levtov,Ruti G.; Barker,Gary; Bastian,Gautam Gustav; Bingenheimer,Jeffrey B.; Kazimbaya,Shamsi; Nzabonimpa,Anicet; Pulerwitz,Julie; Sayinzoga,Felix; Sharma,Vandana; Shattuck,Dominick Disclosed

Export destinations and input prices (English)

This paper examines the relationship between the destination of exports and the input prices paid by firms, using detailed customs and firm-product-level data from Portugal. ... See More +

Journal Article 126636 FEB 01, 2018

Bastos,Paulo S. R.; Silva,Joana C. G.; Verhoogen,Eric Andrew Disclosed

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

Empowering cities : good for growth? - Evidence from the People’s Republic of China (English)

This paper utilizes a countrywide process of county-to-city upgrading in the1990s to identify whether extending the powers of urban local governments leads to better firm outcomes. ... See More +

Journal Article 126634 JAN 01, 2018

Mukim,Megha; Zhu,Juni T. Disclosed

Together we will : experimental evidence on female voting behavior in Pakistan (English)

In many emerging democracies women are less likely to vote than men and, when they do vote, are likely to follow the wishes of male household and clan heads. ... See More +

Journal Article 126639 JAN 01, 2018

Gine,Xavier; Mansuri,Ghazala Disclosed

Well begun, but aiming higher : a review of Vietnam’s education trends in the past 20 years and emerging challenges (English)

Given its modest position as a lower-middle income country, Vietnam stands out from the rest of the world with its remarkable performance on standardized test scores, school enrollment, and completed years of schooling. ... See More +

Journal Article 126640 JAN 01, 2018

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Glewwe,Paul W. Disclosed

Firing costs and flexibility : evidence from firms' employment responses to shocks in India (English)

A key prediction of dynamic labor demand models is that firing restrictions attenuate firms’ employment responses to economic fluctuations. The authors provide the first direct test of this prediction using data from India. ... See More +

Journal Article 127014 JAN 01, 2018

Adhvaryu,Achyuta R.; Chari, A. V.; Sharma,Siddharth 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, Adam;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

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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

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Terrorism, geopolitics, and oil security : using remote sensing to estimate oil production of the Islamic State (English)
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APR 30, 2018 126638 Journal Article
Gender-transformative Bandebereho couples' intervention to promote male engagement in reproductive and maternal health and violence prevention in Rwanda : Findings from a randomized control trial (English)
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APR 04, 2018 130909 Journal Article
Export destinations and input prices (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 126636 Journal Article
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
Empowering cities : good for growth? - Evidence from the People’s Republic of China (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 126634 Journal Article
Together we will : experimental evidence on female voting behavior in Pakistan (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 126639 Journal Article
Well begun, but aiming higher : a review of Vietnam’s education trends in the past 20 years and emerging challenges (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 126640 Journal Article
Firing costs and flexibility : evidence from firms' employment responses to shocks in India (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 127014 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