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A randomized control trial of a peer adherence and nutritional support program for public sector antiretroviral patients (English)

Access to antiretroviral treatment has expanded rapidly in South Africa, making it the country in the world with the largest treatment program. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7760 JUL 21, 2016

Booysen,Frederik Le Roux; De Walque,Damien B. C. M.; Over,Mead; Hashimoto,Satoko; de Reuck,Chantell Disclosed

Cheaper, faster, and more than good enough : is GPS the new gold standard in land area measurement ? (English)

In rural societies of low- and middle-income countries, land is a major measure of wealth, a critical input in agricultural production, and a key variable for assessing agricultural performance and productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7759 JUL 21, 2016

Carletto,Calogero; Gourlay,Sydney; Murray,Siobhan; Zezza,Alberto Disclosed

All that glitters is not gold : polarization amid poverty reduction in Ghana (English)

Ghana is an exceptional case in the Sub-Saharan Africa landscape. Together with a handful of other countries, Ghana offers the opportunity to analyze the distributional changes in the past two decades, since four comparable household surveys are available. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7758 JUL 20, 2016

Clementi,Fabio; Molini,Vasco; Schettino,Francesco Disclosed

Pirates of Somalia : crime and deterrence on the high seas (English)

Piracy off the coast of Somalia took the world by surprise when, within a six-year span (2005-2011), as many as 1,099 ships were attacked, among which more than 200 were successfully hijacked. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7757 JUL 20, 2016

Do,Quy-Toan; Ma,Lin; Ruiz Ortega,Claudia Disclosed

Should I stay or should I go ? internal migration and household welfare in Ghana (English)

This papers investigates to what extent internal migration contributes to improving households' welfare in Ghana. Using the most recent and nationally representative household survey (Ghana Living Standards Survey 2012/13), the estimates indicate that on average migration increases consumption significantly, and the effect is driven by households migrating from inland regions to the coastal areas of the country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7752 JUL 20, 2016

Molini,Vasco; Pavelesku,Dan; Ranzani,Marco Disclosed

Firm financing and growth in the Arab region (English)

This paper documents how firms in Arab countries issue equity, corporate bonds, and syndicated loans in domestic and international markets to obtain financing and grow. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7756 JUL 20, 2016

Cortina Lorente,Juan Jose; Ismail,Soha Ismail Ahmed Aly; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

A comparative analysis of subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region (English)

The paper compares the distribution of energy and food subsidies across households and the impact of subsidy reforms on household welfare in the Middle East and North Africa region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7755 JUL 20, 2016

Araar,Abdelkrim; Verme,Paolo Disclosed

Subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region : a review (English)

The paper takes stock of eight country studies and a cross-country analysis to review the experience with subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa region between 2010 and 2014. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7754 JUL 20, 2016

Verme,Paolo Disclosed

Assessing implementation of the principles for public credit guarantees for SMEs : a global survey (English)

This paper presents evidence on implementation of the World Bank Group and Financial Sector Reform and Strengthening Initiative "Principles for Public Credit Guarantee Schemes for Small and Medium Enterprises". ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7753 JUL 20, 2016

Calice,Pietro Disclosed

Effects of multilateral support on infrastructure PPP contract cancellation (English)

This paper examines the relationship between multilateral support and contract cancellation in long-term infrastructure public-private partnerships. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7751 JUL 19, 2016

Marcelo Gordillo,Darwin; House,Ruth Schuyler Disclosed

Financial (Dis-)information : evidence from a multi-country audit study (English)

An audit study was conducted in Ghana, Mexico and Peru to understand the quality of financial information and products offered to low-income customers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7750 JUL 19, 2016

Gine,Xavier; Mazer,Rafael Keenan Disclosed

Does the 2015 peace accord in Mali reflect the priorities of households and local leaders ? (English)

Using unique household level data collected in northern Mali in August and September 2015, this paper explores whether the content of the 2015 Peace Accord reflects the concerns and priorities of the citizens, local leaders, and refugees, or whether it is an exclusive agreement between elites who fail to represent the interests of the population at large. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7749 JUL 19, 2016

Lendorfer,Julia; Hoogeveen,Johannes G. Disclosed

Russian Federation, the World Trade Organization, and the Eurasian Customs Union : tariff and non-tariff policy challenges (English)

This paper assesses issues relating to tariffs and nontariff measures (NTMs) in relation to Russia's World Trade Organization (WTO) and Eurasian Customs Union (ECU) commitments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7748 JUL 19, 2016

Disclosed

Do returns to education depend on how and who you ask ? (English)

Returns to education remain an important parameter of interest in economic analysis. A large literature estimates returns to education in the labor market, often carefully addressing issues such as selection, into wage employment and in terms of completed schooling. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7747 JUL 18, 2016

Serneels,Pieter Maria; Beegle,Kathleen G.; Dillon,Andrew S. Disclosed

On minimizing the risk of bias in randomized controlled trials in economics (English)

Estimation of empirical relationships is prone to bias. Economists have carefully studied sources of bias in structural and quasi-experimental approaches, but the randomized control trial (RCT) has only begun to receive such scrutiny. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7746 JUL 18, 2016

Eble,Alex; Boone,Peter; Elbourne,Diana Disclosed

Do consumers benefit from supply chain intermediaries ? evidence from a policy experiment in the edible oils market in Bangladesh (English)

Commodity traders are often the focus of popular resentment. Food price hikes in 2007-2008 resulted in protests and food riots, and spurred governments to regulate traders. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7745 JUL 18, 2016

Emran,M. Shahe; Mookherjee,Dilip; Shilpi,Forhad J.; Uddin,M. Helal Disclosed

How to measure whether index insurance provides reliable protection (English)

Agricultural index insurance offers the promise of an affordable and sustainable insurance product for farmers that can help reduce their vulnerability to aggregate agricultural shocks such as large-scale drought or flooding. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7744 JUL 18, 2016

Morsink,Karlijn; Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Mapfumo,Shadreck Disclosed

Structural transformation in Africa : a historical view (English)

This paper presents evidence suggesting that the relationship between income and economic structure is shifting over time, with countries across the income distribution uniformly increasing the share of labor in service sectors and an increasingly less stark relationship between manufacturing intensity and gross value added per capita. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7743 JUL 11, 2016

Enache,Maria; Ghani,Syed Ejaz; O'Connell,Stephen Disclosed

Technology strategies for low-carbon economic growth : a general equilibrium assessment (English)

This paper investigates the potential for developing countries to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions without slowing their expected economic growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7742 JUL 11, 2016

Sue Wing,Ian Newel James; Timilsina,Govinda R. Disclosed

Spatial development and agglomeration economies in services -- lessons from India (English)

Although many studies consider the spatial pattern of manufacturing plants in developing countries, the role of services as a driver of urbanization and structural transformation is still not well understood. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7741 JUN 30, 2016

Ghani,Syed Ejaz; Grover,Arti; Kerr,William Robert Disclosed

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A randomized control trial of a peer adherence and nutritional support program for public sector antiretroviral patients (English)
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JUL 21, 2016 WPS7760 Policy Research Working Paper
Cheaper, faster, and more than good enough : is GPS the new gold standard in land area measurement ? (English)
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JUL 21, 2016 WPS7759 Policy Research Working Paper
All that glitters is not gold : polarization amid poverty reduction in Ghana (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 WPS7758 Policy Research Working Paper
Pirates of Somalia : crime and deterrence on the high seas (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 WPS7757 Policy Research Working Paper
Should I stay or should I go ? internal migration and household welfare in Ghana (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 WPS7752 Policy Research Working Paper
Firm financing and growth in the Arab region (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 WPS7756 Policy Research Working Paper
A comparative analysis of subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 WPS7755 Policy Research Working Paper
Subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region : a review (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 WPS7754 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing implementation of the principles for public credit guarantees for SMEs : a global survey (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 WPS7753 Policy Research Working Paper
Effects of multilateral support on infrastructure PPP contract cancellation (English)
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JUL 19, 2016 WPS7751 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial (Dis-)information : evidence from a multi-country audit study (English)
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JUL 19, 2016 WPS7750 Policy Research Working Paper
Does the 2015 peace accord in Mali reflect the priorities of households and local leaders ? (English)
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JUL 19, 2016 WPS7749 Policy Research Working Paper
Russian Federation, the World Trade Organization, and the Eurasian Customs Union : tariff and non-tariff policy challenges (English)
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JUL 19, 2016 WPS7748 Policy Research Working Paper
Do returns to education depend on how and who you ask ? (English)
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JUL 18, 2016 WPS7747 Policy Research Working Paper
On minimizing the risk of bias in randomized controlled trials in economics (English)
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JUL 18, 2016 WPS7746 Policy Research Working Paper
Do consumers benefit from supply chain intermediaries ? evidence from a policy experiment in the edible oils market in Bangladesh (English)
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JUL 18, 2016 WPS7745 Policy Research Working Paper
How to measure whether index insurance provides reliable protection (English)
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JUL 18, 2016 WPS7744 Policy Research Working Paper
Structural transformation in Africa : a historical view (English)
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JUL 11, 2016 WPS7743 Policy Research Working Paper
Technology strategies for low-carbon economic growth : a general equilibrium assessment (English)
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JUL 11, 2016 WPS7742 Policy Research Working Paper
Spatial development and agglomeration economies in services -- lessons from India (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 WPS7741 Policy Research Working Paper