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Transforming electricity governance in India : has India’s power sector regulation enabled consumers’ power ? (English)

Consumers’ participation in regulatory decision-making in infrastructure sectors can be critical to ensure effective regulatory governance. Providing avenues for enabling consumers’ voice in the regulatory process expands the information base available to regulators in their decision-making, and is critical for ensuring sustainability of policy and regulatory decisions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7275 MAY 22, 2015

Khanna,Ashish; Singh,Daljit; Swain,Ashwini K; Narain,Mudit

Doing the survey two-step : the effects of reticence on estimates of corruption in two-stage survey questions (English)

This paper develops a structural approach for modeling how respondents answer survey questions and uses it to estimate the proportion of respondents who are reticent in answering corruption questions, as well as the extent to which reticent behavior biases down conventional estimates of corruption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7276 MAY 22, 2015

Karalashvili,Nona; Kraay,Aart C.; Murrell,Peter

Women managers and the gender-based gap in access to education : evidence from firm-level data in developing countries (English)

Several studies explore the differences in men’s and women’s labor market participation rates and wages. Some of these differences have been linked to gender disparities in education attainment and access. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7269 MAY 21, 2015

Amin,Mohammad; Islam,Asif Mohammed

Poverty dynamics in India between 2004 and 2012 : insights from longitudinal analysis using synthetic panel data (English)

Recent National Sample Surveys point to significant poverty reduction in India since 2004/05, with a marked acceleration between 2009/10 and 2011/12. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7270 MAY 20, 2015

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Lanjouw,Peter F.

Transport infrastructure and welfare : an application to Nigeria (English)

Transport infrastructure is deemed to be central to development and consumes a large fraction of the development assistance envelope. Yet there is debate about the economic impact of road projects. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7271 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel

Infrastructure in conflict-prone and fragile environments : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

In conflict-prone situations, access to markets is necessary to restore economic growth and generate the preconditions for peace and reconstruction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7273 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel

Road improvement and deforestation in the Congo Basin countries (English)

Road construction has often been viewed as the precursor to deforestation, especially in tropical forests. Traditional responses to such threats have been reactive, with attempts to mitigate impacts through physical measures, or the establishment of protected areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7274 MAY 18, 2015

Damania,Richard; Wheeler,David J.

Agricultural technology choice and transport (English)

This paper addresses an old and recurring theme in development economics: the slow adoption of new technologies by farmers in many developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7272 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel

Do public health interventions crowd out private health investments ? Malaria control policies in Eritrea (English)

It is often argued that engaging in indoor residual spraying in areas with high coverage of mosquito bed nets may discourage net ownership and use. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7268 MAY 15, 2015

Carneiro,Pedro; Armand,Alex; Locatelli,Andrea; Mihreteab,Selam; Keating,Joseph Aaron

World Bank policy lending and the quality of public sector governance (English)

This study investigates the impact of World Bank development policy lending for public sector governance on the quality of public sector management and institutions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7267 MAY 15, 2015

Smets,Lodewijk; Knack,Stephen

On the sustainable development goals and the role of Islamic finance (English)

The Sustainable Development Goals, the global development agenda for 2015 through 2030, will require unprecedented mobilization of resources to support their implementation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7266 MAY 15, 2015

Ahmed,Habib; Mohieldin,Mahmoud; Verbeek,Jos; Aboulmagd,Farida Wael

When winners feel like losers : evidence from an energy subsidy reform (English)

In 2011 the Government of El Salvador implemented a reform to the gas subsidy that increased the welfare of households in all but the top two deciles of the income distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7265 MAY 15, 2015

Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar; Cunha,Barbara; Trezzi,Riccardo

Does access to foreign markets shape internal migration ? evidence from Brazil (English)

This paper investigates how internal migration is affected by Brazil’s increased integration into the world economy. It analyzes the impact of regional differences in access to foreign demand on sector-specific bilateral migration rates between the Brazilian states for the years 1995 to 2003. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7264 MAY 12, 2015

Hering,Laura; Paillacar,Rodrigo

The local economic impacts of resource abundance : what have we learned ? (English)

What are the socioeconomic impacts of resource abundance? Are these effects different at the national and local levels? How could resource booms benefit (or harm) local communities? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7263 MAY 12, 2015

Aragona,Fernando M.; Chuhan-Pole,Punam; Land,Bryan Christopher

Was Weber right ? the effects of pay for ability and pay for performance on pro-social motivation, ability and effort in the public sector (English)

This paper examines the effects of pecuniary compensation on the ability and motivation of individuals in organizations with non-pecuniary or pro-social missions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7261 MAY 11, 2015

Banuri,Sheheryar; Keefer,Philip E.

Investigating the gender gap in agricultural productivity : evidence from Uganda (English)

Women comprise 50 percent of the agricultural labor force in Sub-Saharan Africa, but manage plots that are reportedly on average 20 to 30 percent less productive. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7262 MAY 11, 2015

Ali,Daniel Ayalew; Bowen,Frederick H.; Deininger,Klaus W.; Duponchel,Marguerite Felicienne

Inequality of outcomes and inequality of opportunity in Tanzania (English)

The paper investigates the structure and dynamics of consumption inequality and inequality of opportunity in Tanzania. The analysis covers the period 2001 to 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7260 MAY 11, 2015

Belghith,Nadia Belhaj Hassine; Zeufack,Albert G.

The republic of beliefs : a new approach to ‘law and economics’ (English)

The discipline of law and economics deals with wide-ranging topics, from competition and environmental policy to crime control, and has been instrumental in determining how an economy performs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7259 MAY 07, 2015

Basu,Kaushik

Universal health coverage in the Philippines : progress on financial protection goals (English)

Providing protection against the financial risk of high out-of-pocket health spending is one of the main goals of the Philippines’ health strategy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7258 MAY 06, 2015

Bredenkamp,Caryn; Buisman,Leander Robert

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. Surprisingly, the majority of household surveys around the world haven not kept up with its pace and still collect limited information on it. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7257 MAY 05, 2015

Farfan,Gabriela; Genoni,Maria Eugenia; Vakis,Renos

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Transforming electricity governance in India : has India’s power sector regulation enabled consumers’ power ? (English)
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MAY 22, 2015 WPS7275 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing the survey two-step : the effects of reticence on estimates of corruption in two-stage survey questions (English)
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MAY 22, 2015 WPS7276 Policy Research Working Paper
Women managers and the gender-based gap in access to education : evidence from firm-level data in developing countries (English)
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MAY 21, 2015 WPS7269 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty dynamics in India between 2004 and 2012 : insights from longitudinal analysis using synthetic panel data (English)
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MAY 20, 2015 WPS7270 Policy Research Working Paper
Transport infrastructure and welfare : an application to Nigeria (English)
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MAY 18, 2015 WPS7271 Policy Research Working Paper
Infrastructure in conflict-prone and fragile environments : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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MAY 18, 2015 WPS7273 Policy Research Working Paper
Road improvement and deforestation in the Congo Basin countries (English)
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MAY 18, 2015 WPS7274 Policy Research Working Paper
Agricultural technology choice and transport (English)
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MAY 18, 2015 WPS7272 Policy Research Working Paper
Do public health interventions crowd out private health investments ? Malaria control policies in Eritrea (English)
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MAY 15, 2015 WPS7268 Policy Research Working Paper
World Bank policy lending and the quality of public sector governance (English)
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MAY 15, 2015 WPS7267 Policy Research Working Paper
On the sustainable development goals and the role of Islamic finance (English)
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MAY 15, 2015 WPS7266 Policy Research Working Paper
When winners feel like losers : evidence from an energy subsidy reform (English)
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MAY 15, 2015 WPS7265 Policy Research Working Paper
Does access to foreign markets shape internal migration ? evidence from Brazil (English)
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MAY 12, 2015 WPS7264 Policy Research Working Paper
The local economic impacts of resource abundance : what have we learned ? (English)
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MAY 12, 2015 WPS7263 Policy Research Working Paper
Was Weber right ? the effects of pay for ability and pay for performance on pro-social motivation, ability and effort in the public sector (English)
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MAY 11, 2015 WPS7261 Policy Research Working Paper
Investigating the gender gap in agricultural productivity : evidence from Uganda (English)
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MAY 11, 2015 WPS7262 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality of outcomes and inequality of opportunity in Tanzania (English)
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MAY 11, 2015 WPS7260 Policy Research Working Paper
The republic of beliefs : a new approach to ‘law and economics’ (English)
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MAY 07, 2015 WPS7259 Policy Research Working Paper
Universal health coverage in the Philippines : progress on financial protection goals (English)
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MAY 06, 2015 WPS7258 Policy Research Working Paper
You are what (and where) you eat : capturing food away from home in welfare measures (English)
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MAY 05, 2015 WPS7257 Policy Research Working Paper