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Conflict, Household Victimization, and Welfare : Does the Perpetrator Matter ? (English)

This paper studies the relationship between conflict and household welfare by using a detailed panel data set of household victimization across the most conflict-affected regions in Nigeria between 2010 and 2017, during a time characterized by a sharp increase in conflict. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9019 SEP 17, 2019

Kaila,Heidi Kristiina; Azad,M Abul Kalam Disclosed

The Moroccan New Keynesian Phillips Curve : A Structural Econometric Analysis (English)

The Phillips curve is central to discussions of inflation dynamics and monetary policy. In particular, the New Keynesian Phillips Curve is a valuable tool to describe how past inflation, expected future inflation, and real marginal cost or an output gap drive the current inflation rate. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9018 SEP 17, 2019

Tsoungui Belinga,Vincent De Paul; Doukali,Mohamed Disclosed

Targeting Inputs: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania (English)

Input subsidy programs (ISP) often have two conflicting targeting goals: selecting individuals with the highest marginal return to inputs on efficiency grounds, or the poorest individuals on equity grounds, allowing for a secondary market to restore efficiency gains. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9013 SEP 16, 2019

Gine,Xavier; Barboza Ribeiro,Bernardo; Valley,Ildrim Disclosed

Broken Promises : Evaluating an Incomplete Cash Transfer Program (English)

Interventions in highly insecure and fragile contexts are always confronted with the latent risk of not being able to implement the program as intended. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9016 SEP 16, 2019

Muller,Angelika; Pape,Utz Johann; Ralston,Laura R. Disclosed

Eurobonds : A Quantitative Analysis of Joint-Liability Debt (English)

This paper assesses the consequences of implementing a joint liability debt system in a two-country small open economy model. With joint liability a default of one country makes the other participant liable for its debt. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9017 SEP 16, 2019

Tsiropoulos,Vasileios Disclosed

Socioeconomic Resilience in Sri Lanka: Natural Disaster Poverty and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (English)

Traditional risk assessments use asset losses as the main metric to measure the severity of a disaster. This paper proposes an expanded risk assessment based on a framework that adds socioeconomic resilience and uses wellbeing losses as the main measure of disaster severity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9015 SEP 16, 2019

Walsh,Brian James; Hallegatte,Stephane Disclosed

Impact of International Migration on Labor Supply in Nepal (English)

This paper analyzes the differential impact of migration on labor supply of the left-behind household members in Nepal, where international migration for employment, predominantly a male phenomenon, increased substantially between 2001 and 2011. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9014 SEP 16, 2019

Phadera,Lokendra Disclosed

Fiscal Incidence in Moldova : A Commitment to Equity Analysis (English)

This paper uses methods developed by the Commitment to Equity Institute and data from the Household Budget Survey to assess the effects of government taxation and social spending on poverty and inequality in Moldova. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9010 SEP 13, 2019

Cojocaru,Alexandru; Matytsin,Mikhail; Prohnitchi,Valeriu Disclosed

Moral Hazard vs. Land Scarcity : Flood Management Policies for the Real World (English)

This paper investigates the costs and benefits of three ex ante flood management strategies -- risk-based insurance, zoning, and subsidized insurance -- in an urban economics framework that takes land scarcity into account. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9012 SEP 13, 2019

Avner,Paolo; Hallegatte,Stephane Disclosed

Can Women's Self-Help Groups Contribute to Sustainable Development ? Evidence of Capability Changes from Northern India (English)

This paper investigates a women's self-help group program with more than 1.5 million participants in one of the poorest rural areas of Northern India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9011 SEP 13, 2019

Anand,Paul; Saxena,Swati; Gonzalez,Rolando; Dang,Hai-Anh H. Disclosed

The Missing Market for Work Permits (English)

Citizens have a right to accept any job offer in their country, but that right is not marketable or automatically extended to foreigners. Yet, some citizens have useful things to do if they could rent out their right-to-work, and there are foreigners who would value the new options for employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9005 SEP 12, 2019

Lokshin,Michael M.; Ravallion,Martin Disclosed

Self-Employment and Migration (English)

There is a widespread policy view that a lack of job opportunities at home is a key reason for migration, accompanied by suggestions of the need to spend more on creating these opportunities to reduce migration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9007 SEP 12, 2019

Giambra,Samuele; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Paying Attention to Profitable Investments : Experimental Evidence from Renewable Energy Markets (English)

This paper provides an explanation for why many information campaigns fail to affect decision-making. The authors experimentally show that a large information intervention about a profitable and climate-friendly household investment had limited effects if it only provided generic data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9009 SEP 12, 2019

Coville,Aidan; Orozco Olvera,Victor Hugo; Reichert,Arndt Rudiger Disclosed

On Financial Development and Economic Growth in the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)

This paper discusses the evolution of the Egyptian banking sector and the main trends in financial development in the Arab Republic of Egypt. The paper examines empirically the relationship between the development of the financial sector and economic growth in Egypt between 1980 and 2016. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9008 SEP 12, 2019

Mohieldin,Mahmoud; Hussein,Khaled; Rostom,Ahmed Mohamed Tawfick Disclosed

Requirements to Be a Teacher in Brazil : Effective or Not ? (English)

Policy makers in Brazil attempted to improve human capital through changes in the legislated requirements for teacher education in 1996. They passed a national Law of Guidelines and Standards of Education that established 2007 as the deadline for all Brazilian basic education teachers to have tertiary education–level qualifications. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9006 SEP 11, 2019

Ponte Barbosa,Marcelo; Oliveira Costa,Leandro Disclosed

The Social Value of Health Insurance Results from Ghana (English)

This paper uses the roll-out of the national health insurance in Ghana to assess the cushioning effect of coverage on the financial consequences of health shocks and resulting changes in coping behaviors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9004 SEP 11, 2019

Garcia Mandico,Silvia; Reichert,Arndt Rudiger; Strupat,Christoph Disclosed

Poverty, Vulnerability, and Household Coping Strategies during the 2015-16 Recession in Belarus (English)

This paper examines the impact of the recent recession in Belarus on poverty and broader measures of household welfare and compares the recent recession episode to previous economic crises in Belarus. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9003 SEP 10, 2019

Bornukova,Kateryna; Cojocaru,Alexandru; Matytsin,Mikhail; Shymanovich,Gleb Disclosed

Intergenerational Social Mobility Based on the Investments in Human Capital : Evidence of the Long-Term Results of PROSPERA in Health (Spanish)

Mexico's conditional cash transfer program, PROSPERA, has demonstrated short- and medium-term positive effects on health and education, including: increased children's height; decreased risky behaviors among adolescents, including the postponement of parenthood; and increased years of schooling. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9001 SEP 10, 2019

English Disclosed

Impacts of PROSPERA on Enrollment, School Trajectories, and Learning (Spanish)

Many studies have demonstrated that Mexico's conditional cash transfer program, PROSPERA, has substantial effects on educational attainment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9000 SEP 10, 2019

English Disclosed

Long-Term Study of PROSPERA on Intergenerational Occupational Mobility (Spanish)

Two decades after the inception of Mexico's conditional cash transfer program, PROSPERA, this study analyzes the intergenerational occupational mobility and occupational attainment of a group of rural beneficiary youths between ages 18 and 35 years, segmented into subgroups by sex, ethnic background and migratory status. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8999 SEP 10, 2019

English Disclosed

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Conflict, Household Victimization, and Welfare : Does the Perpetrator Matter ? (English)
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SEP 17, 2019 WPS9019 Policy Research Working Paper
The Moroccan New Keynesian Phillips Curve : A Structural Econometric Analysis (English)
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SEP 17, 2019 WPS9018 Policy Research Working Paper
Targeting Inputs: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania (English)
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SEP 16, 2019 WPS9013 Policy Research Working Paper
Broken Promises : Evaluating an Incomplete Cash Transfer Program (English)
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SEP 16, 2019 WPS9016 Policy Research Working Paper
Eurobonds : A Quantitative Analysis of Joint-Liability Debt (English)
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SEP 16, 2019 WPS9017 Policy Research Working Paper
Socioeconomic Resilience in Sri Lanka: Natural Disaster Poverty and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (English)
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SEP 16, 2019 WPS9015 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of International Migration on Labor Supply in Nepal (English)
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SEP 16, 2019 WPS9014 Policy Research Working Paper
Fiscal Incidence in Moldova : A Commitment to Equity Analysis (English)
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SEP 13, 2019 WPS9010 Policy Research Working Paper
Moral Hazard vs. Land Scarcity : Flood Management Policies for the Real World (English)
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SEP 13, 2019 WPS9012 Policy Research Working Paper
Can Women's Self-Help Groups Contribute to Sustainable Development ? Evidence of Capability Changes from Northern India (English)
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SEP 13, 2019 WPS9011 Policy Research Working Paper
The Missing Market for Work Permits (English)
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SEP 12, 2019 WPS9005 Policy Research Working Paper
Self-Employment and Migration (English)
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SEP 12, 2019 WPS9007 Policy Research Working Paper
Paying Attention to Profitable Investments : Experimental Evidence from Renewable Energy Markets (English)
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SEP 12, 2019 WPS9009 Policy Research Working Paper
On Financial Development and Economic Growth in the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)
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SEP 12, 2019 WPS9008 Policy Research Working Paper
Requirements to Be a Teacher in Brazil : Effective or Not ? (English)
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SEP 11, 2019 WPS9006 Policy Research Working Paper
The Social Value of Health Insurance Results from Ghana (English)
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SEP 11, 2019 WPS9004 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty, Vulnerability, and Household Coping Strategies during the 2015-16 Recession in Belarus (English)
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SEP 10, 2019 WPS9003 Policy Research Working Paper
Intergenerational Social Mobility Based on the Investments in Human Capital : Evidence of the Long-Term Results of PROSPERA in Health (Spanish)
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SEP 10, 2019 WPS9001 Policy Research Working Paper English
Impacts of PROSPERA on Enrollment, School Trajectories, and Learning (Spanish)
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SEP 10, 2019 WPS9000 Policy Research Working Paper English
Long-Term Study of PROSPERA on Intergenerational Occupational Mobility (Spanish)
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SEP 10, 2019 WPS8999 Policy Research Working Paper English