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Preschool and child development under extreme poverty : evidence from a randomized experiment in rural Mozambique (English)

This study analyzed the impact of a community-based preschool program on child development and schooling outcomes in high-poverty areas of rural Mozambique. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8290 DEC 22, 2017

Martinez,Sebastian; Naudeau,Sophie; Pereira,Vitor Azevedo Disclosed

Teaching with the test : experimental evidence on diagnostic feedback and capacity building for public schools in Argentina (English)

Despite the recent growth in the number of large-scale student assessments, there is little evidence on their potential to inform improvements in school management and classroom instruction in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8261 NOV 28, 2017

De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E.; Ganimian,Alejandro Jorge; Holland,Peter Anthony Disclosed

What are the effects of expanding a social pension program on extreme poverty and labor supply ? evidence from Mexico's pension program for the elderly (English)

In 2013, Mexico's Social Pension Program for the Elderly was expanded by changing its eligibility threshold from age 70 to age 65. Using pooled cross-sectional data from Mexico's National Household Income and Expenditure Survey, the exogenous variation around eligibility age was exploited to uncover the causal effects of this expansion on extreme poverty and labor supply of the newly eligible population, and to explore potential transmission mechanisms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8229 OCT 30, 2017

Avila Parra,Clemente; Escamilla Guerrero,David Ricardo Disclosed

Politics, public works and poverty : evidence from the Bangladesh employment generation programme for the poorest (English)

Public works programs can be effective safety nets if they help allocate resources toward poor households. By setting wages lower than market rates public works programs identify poor households reasonably well. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8178 AUG 29, 2017

Sharif,Iffath Anwar; Ruthbah,Ummul Hasanath Disclosed

Through the looking glass: can classroom observation and coaching improve teacher performance in Brazil ? (English)

This study conducted a randomized evaluation of a program in the Brazilian state of Ceara. The program was designed to improve teachers’ effectiveness by increasing their professional interaction and sharing of classroom practice. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8156 JUL 31, 2017

Oliveira Costa,Leandro; Menezes Cunha,Nina; Bruns,Barbara Disclosed

Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program (TDRP) quarterly report : July - September 2017 (English)

In this quarter, the Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program (TDRP) made progress in supporting the plan and implementation for the African Union DDR Program (DDRP), maintains its technical and financial assistance providedat the country level in Mali, DRC, CAR and Yemen. ... See More +

Working Paper 123107 JUL 01, 2017

Disclosed

Report to the Board from the Budget Committee and the Committee on Development Effectiveness : Independent Evaluation Group work program and budget (FY18) and indicative plan (FY19-20) and the draft management comments (English)

The Budget Committee and the Committee on Development Effectiveness met to consider the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) work program and budget (FY18) and indicative plan. ... See More +

Board Report 121845 MAY 31, 2017

Disclosed

The entry of randomized assignment into the social sciences (English)

Although the concept of randomized assignment to control for extraneous factors reaches back hundreds of years, the first empirical use appears to have been in an 1835 trial of homeopathic medicine. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8062 MAY 16, 2017

Jamison,Julian C Disclosed

The South Asia gender innovation lab : generating evidence for improved operations and policy (English)

Set up in 2014, the South Asia gender innovation lab (GIL) develops and uses robust diagnostic tools to better understand the gender impact of development activities, identify, and evaluate innovative mechanisms to enhance gender outcomes, and facilitate their incorporation into policy and operations to address gender inequities in the South Asia region. ... See More +

Brief 114802 APR 07, 2017

Disclosed

The road to results : designing and conducting effective development evaluations (Chinese)

The analytical, conceptual, and political framework of development is changing dramatically. The new development agenda calls for broader understandings of sectors, countries, development strategies, and policies. ... See More +

Publication 52678 JAN 01, 2017

Morra Imas, Linda G.; Rist, Ray C. Spanish, Arabic, English, Bosnian Disclosed

Impact of public-private partnerships on private school performance : evidence from a randomized controlled trial in Uganda (English)

This paper estimates the short-term, partial-equilibrium impacts of a public-private partnership program for low-cost private secondary schools in Uganda. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7905 DEC 05, 2016

Barrera-Osorio,Felipe; De Galbert,Pierre Gaspard; Habyarimana,James Paul; Sabarwal,Shwetlena Disclosed

South Asia gender innovation lab : call for proposals (English)

The South Asia gender innovation lab was set up at the World Bank Group (WBG) in 2014 to expand evidence on what works towards addressing key gender challenges and reducing gender inequalities in the region. ... See More +

Brief 114803 NOV 07, 2016

Disclosed

Findings from evaluations of policy-based guarantees : learning product (English)

This paper is a survey of practices and results that have been observed in the implementation of PBGs, drawing largely upon four in-depth Project Performance Assessment Reports undertaken by IEG, in Serbia, Macedonia, and Montenegro. ... See More +

Working Paper 109334 OCT 21, 2016

Disclosed

Training teachers on the job : what works and how to measure it (English)

A significant body of research demonstrates that teachers and the quality of their teaching are crucial components of student learning. Many teachers in resource-poor environments have limited knowledge, skills, or motivation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7834 SEP 26, 2016

Popova,Anna; Evans,David; Arancibia,Violeta Disclosed

Behind the mirror : a report on the self-evaluation systems of the World Bank Group (ROSES) - report to the Board from the Committee on Development Effectiveness (English)

The Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE) met to discuss behind the mirror: a report on the self-evaluation systems of the World Bank Group (WBG) (ROSES) the draft WBG management response. ... See More +

Board Report 113842 JUN 29, 2016

Disclosed

Report to the Board from the CODE : Sub-Committee Report Addressing Recommendations 4, 7 and 8 of the External Review of the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank Group (English)

On February 1, 2016, the Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE) met to discuss the external review of the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) of the World Bank Group (WBG) - road map and action plan. ... See More +

Board Report 114790 JUN 27, 2016

Disclosed

Finding a path to formalization in Benin : early results after the introduction of the entreprenant legal status (English)

In April 2014, the Government of Benin launched the entreprenant status, a simplified and free legal regime offered to small informal businesses to enter the formal economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7510 DEC 09, 2015

Benhassine,Najy; Mckenzie,David J.; Pouliquen,Victor Maurice Joseph; Santini,Massimiliano Disclosed

The impact of China’s slowdown on the Asia Pacific region : an application of the GVAR model (English)

An export-oriented development strategy fostered the Asia Pacific region’s economic success, making it the fastest growing region in the world. In recent years, despite waning demand from the crisis-hit Western economies, the accelerating demand from China boosted intraregional trade in Asia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7442 OCT 14, 2015

Inoue,Tomoo; Kaya,Demet; Ohshige,Hitoshi Disclosed

Are public libraries improving quality of education ? when the provision of public goods is not enough (English)

This paper analyzes the relation between public, education-related infrastructure and the quality of education in schools. The analysis uses a case study of the establishment of two large, high-quality public libraries in low-income areas in Bogotá, Colombia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7429 SEP 30, 2015

Rodriguez Lesmes,Paul Andres; Trujillo,Jose Daniel; Valderrama Gonzalez,Daniel Disclosed

Improving education outcomes in South Asia : findings from a decade of impact evaluations (English)

There have been many initiatives to improve education outcomes in South Asia. Still, outcomes remain stubbornly resistant to improvements, at least when considered across the region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7362 JUL 13, 2015

Asim,Salman; Chase,Robert S.; Dar,Amit; Schmillen,Achim Daniel Disclosed

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Preschool and child development under extreme poverty : evidence from a randomized experiment in rural Mozambique (English)
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DEC 22, 2017 WPS8290 Policy Research Working Paper
Teaching with the test : experimental evidence on diagnostic feedback and capacity building for public schools in Argentina (English)
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NOV 28, 2017 WPS8261 Policy Research Working Paper
What are the effects of expanding a social pension program on extreme poverty and labor supply ? evidence from Mexico's pension program for the elderly (English)
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OCT 30, 2017 WPS8229 Policy Research Working Paper
Politics, public works and poverty : evidence from the Bangladesh employment generation programme for the poorest (English)
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AUG 29, 2017 WPS8178 Policy Research Working Paper
Through the looking glass: can classroom observation and coaching improve teacher performance in Brazil ? (English)
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JUL 31, 2017 WPS8156 Policy Research Working Paper
Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program (TDRP) quarterly report : July - September 2017 (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 123107 Working Paper
Report to the Board from the Budget Committee and the Committee on Development Effectiveness : Independent Evaluation Group work program and budget (FY18) and indicative plan (FY19-20) and the draft management comments (English)
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MAY 31, 2017 121845 Board Report
The entry of randomized assignment into the social sciences (English)
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MAY 16, 2017 WPS8062 Policy Research Working Paper
The South Asia gender innovation lab : generating evidence for improved operations and policy (English)
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APR 07, 2017 114802 Brief
The road to results : designing and conducting effective development evaluations (Chinese)
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JAN 01, 2017 52678 Publication Spanish, Arabic, English, Bosnian
Impact of public-private partnerships on private school performance : evidence from a randomized controlled trial in Uganda (English)
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DEC 05, 2016 WPS7905 Policy Research Working Paper
South Asia gender innovation lab : call for proposals (English)
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NOV 07, 2016 114803 Brief
Findings from evaluations of policy-based guarantees : learning product (English)
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OCT 21, 2016 109334 Working Paper
Training teachers on the job : what works and how to measure it (English)
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SEP 26, 2016 WPS7834 Policy Research Working Paper
Behind the mirror : a report on the self-evaluation systems of the World Bank Group (ROSES) - report to the Board from the Committee on Development Effectiveness (English)
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JUN 29, 2016 113842 Board Report
Report to the Board from the CODE : Sub-Committee Report Addressing Recommendations 4, 7 and 8 of the External Review of the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank Group (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 114790 Board Report
Finding a path to formalization in Benin : early results after the introduction of the entreprenant legal status (English)
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DEC 09, 2015 WPS7510 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of China’s slowdown on the Asia Pacific region : an application of the GVAR model (English)
See More +
OCT 14, 2015 WPS7442 Policy Research Working Paper
Are public libraries improving quality of education ? when the provision of public goods is not enough (English)
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SEP 30, 2015 WPS7429 Policy Research Working Paper
Improving education outcomes in South Asia : findings from a decade of impact evaluations (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 WPS7362 Policy Research Working Paper