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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

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

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

Mishra,Prachi; Subramanian,Arvind; Mattoo,Aaditya 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

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

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

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

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

Hayek, local information, and commanding heights : decentralizing state-owned enterprises in China (English)

Hayek (1945) argues that local information is key to understanding the efficiency of alternative economic systems and whether production should be centralized or decentralized. ... See More +

Journal Article 122574 AUG 01, 2017

Li,Lixing; Huang,Zhangkai; Xu,Lixin Colin; Ma,Guangrong Disclosed

Identifying and spurring high-growth entrepreneurship : experimental evidence from a business plan competition (English)

Almost all firms in developing countries have fewer than ten workers, with a modal size of one. Are there potential high-growth entrepreneurs, and can public policy help identify them and facilitate their growth? ... See More +

Journal Article 122575 AUG 01, 2017

Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Heat exposure and youth migration in Central America and the Caribbean (English)

Emerging evidence demonstrates migration may be used by individuals in the southern hemisphere to adapt to environmental changes. The authors build upon recent work in the region using a similar triple difference-in-difference quasi-experimental design and dataset to test whether repeated and or prolonged heat exposure affect inter-province migration. ... See More +

Journal Article 122568 MAY 01, 2017

Caruso,German Daniel; Baez Ramirez,Javier Eduardo; Mueller,Valerie Martina; Niu,Chiyu Disclosed

Mutual HIV status disclosure is associated with consistent condom use in public sector ART clients in Free State province, South Africa: a short report (English)

Risky sexual behaviour in PLWHA on antiretroviral therapy threatens both prevention and treatment efforts, but disclosure promises to support safer sexual practices. ... See More +

Journal Article 121454 FEB 09, 2017

De Walque,Damien B. C. M.; Wouters,Edwin; Over,Mead; Booysen,Frederik Le Roux Disclosed

Developing a HMIS architecture framework to support a national health care eHealth strategy reform : a case study from Morocco (English)

An increasing number of low, and middle-income countries are receiving significant investments to implement health reform strategies featuring Health Management Information System (HMIS) as a fundamental eHealth intervention. ... See More +

Journal Article 112997 JAN 31, 2017

Disclosed

How can we measure progress on social justice in health care? : the case of Egypt (English)

Social justice, broadly defined as providing equal access to liberties, rights, and opportunitiesespecially for the least advantaged members of society, is a priority of several governments inthe Middle East and North Africa (MENA) postArab Spring as well as globally. ... See More +

Journal Article 113001 JAN 31, 2017

Pande,Aakanksha; El Shalakani,Amr; Hamed,Alaa Disclosed

How labor laws can transform health systems the case of Saudi Arabia (English)

In 1999, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia enacted a law that compels private employers to covernon-Saudi employees with health insurance. In the 16 years that followed, the health sector inthe Kingdom has seen a dramatic shift in how services are provided and paid for, and the changecontinues at an accelerated speed. ... See More +

Journal Article 113002 JAN 31, 2017

Al-Mazrou,Yagoub; Al-Ghaith,Taghreed; Yazbeck,Abdo S.; Rabie,Tamer Samah Disclosed

Health sector reform in the Middle East and North Africa : prospects and experiences (English)

This special issue examines government efforts that have been adopted since 2011 to address imminent health system challenges in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. ... See More +

Journal Article 112998 JAN 31, 2017

Yazbeck,Abdo S.; Rabie,Tamer Samah; Pande,Aakanksha Disclosed

To ban or not to ban? : regulating dual practice in Palestine (English)

Dual practice, health professionals working simultaneously in the public and private sectors, is perceived to negatively impact quality of health care. ... See More +

Journal Article 113003 JAN 31, 2017

Alaref,Jumana Jamal Subhi; Awwad,Jawad; Araujo,Edson Correia; Lemiere,Christophe; Hillis,Samira Ahmed; Ozaltin,Emre Disclosed

Hospital contracting reforms : the Lebanese Ministry of public health experience (English)

Since 2009 the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in Lebanon has been going through a major reforminitiative to improve its contracting system with private and public hospitals. ... See More +

Journal Article 113000 JAN 31, 2017

Khalife,Jade; Rafeh,Nadwa; Makouk,Jihad; El-Jardali,Fadi; Ekman,Bjorn Olof; Kronfol,Hania; Hamadeh,Ghassan; Ammar,Walid Disclosed

Benchmarking health systems in Middle East and North Africa countries (English)

Health systems are not easy to benchmark, in part because the health sector produces more than one outcome. This paper offers two ways of benchmarking the health systems of countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) focusing on two different outcomes, health status and financial protection. ... See More +

Journal Article 115262 JAN 31, 2017

Wang,Huihui; Yazbeck,Abdo S. Disclosed

Promoting women’s economic empowerment : what works? (English)

A review of rigorous evaluations of interventions that seek to empower women economically shows that the same class of interventions has significantly different outcomes depending on the client. ... See More +

Journal Article 120329 JAN 31, 2017

Buvinic,Mayra Lourdes; Furst Nichols,Rebecca Leigh Disclosed

Review article : transport policies and development (English)

This survey reviews the current state of the economic literature, assessing the impact of transportinvestments and policies on growth, inclusion, and sustainability in a developing country context. ... See More +

Journal Article 115263 JAN 01, 2017

Berg,Claudia N.; Deichmann,Uwe; Liu,Yishen; Selod,Harris Disclosed

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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
Exporter dynamics and partial-year effects (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 122569 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
Teaching personal initiative beats traditional training in boosting small business in West Africa (English)
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SEP 22, 2017 121461 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
Hayek, local information, and commanding heights : decentralizing state-owned enterprises in China (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 122574 Journal Article
Identifying and spurring high-growth entrepreneurship : experimental evidence from a business plan competition (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 122575 Journal Article
Heat exposure and youth migration in Central America and the Caribbean (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 122568 Journal Article
Mutual HIV status disclosure is associated with consistent condom use in public sector ART clients in Free State province, South Africa: a short report (English)
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FEB 09, 2017 121454 Journal Article
Developing a HMIS architecture framework to support a national health care eHealth strategy reform : a case study from Morocco (English)
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JAN 31, 2017 112997 Journal Article
How can we measure progress on social justice in health care? : the case of Egypt (English)
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JAN 31, 2017 113001 Journal Article
How labor laws can transform health systems the case of Saudi Arabia (English)
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JAN 31, 2017 113002 Journal Article
Health sector reform in the Middle East and North Africa : prospects and experiences (English)
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JAN 31, 2017 112998 Journal Article
To ban or not to ban? : regulating dual practice in Palestine (English)
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JAN 31, 2017 113003 Journal Article
Hospital contracting reforms : the Lebanese Ministry of public health experience (English)
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JAN 31, 2017 113000 Journal Article
Benchmarking health systems in Middle East and North Africa countries (English)
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JAN 31, 2017 115262 Journal Article
Promoting women’s economic empowerment : what works? (English)
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JAN 31, 2017 120329 Journal Article
Review article : transport policies and development (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115263 Journal Article