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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

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

India - Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor Project : resettlement plan (English)

The development objectives of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor Project for India are to: (a) provide additional rail transport capacity, improved service quality, and higher freight throughput on the 343 kilo meter (km) Khurja and Kanpur section of the Eastern rail corridor; and (b) develop the institutional capacity of the dedicated freight corridor corporation of India limited to build and maintain the dedicated freight corridor infrastructure network. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG1209 JUL 21, 2015

Neetu 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

Teacher performance pay : Experimental evidence from Pakistan (English)

This paper presents evidence from the first three years of a randomized controlled trial of a government-administered pilot teacher performance pay program in Punjab, Pakistan. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7307 JUN 15, 2015

Barrera-Osorio,Felipe; Raju,Dhushyanth Disclosed

Program evaluation and spillover effects (English)

This paper is a practical guide for researchers and practitioners who want to understand spillover effects in program evaluation. The paper defines spillover effects and discusses why it is important to measure them. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7243 APR 21, 2015

Angelucci,M.; Di Maro,Vincenzo Disclosed

Clustered country program evaluation for small states : approach paper (English)

For many years, the World Bank Group (WBG) has deployed particular efforts to help small states, a major segment of its country client base, address their unique development challenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 96478 MAR 31, 2015

Disclosed

The Plurinational State of Bolivia : country program evaluation, FY05-13 - an independent evaluation (English)

As the result of past investments in gas and mining sectors and high world commodity prices, the Bolivian economy grew considerably during the last seven years. ... See More +

Working Paper 99361 JAN 01, 2015

Sun,Xiaolun Disclosed

Cross-cutting support to Zimbabwe recovery : impact evaluation of the Zimbabwe Analytical Multi Donor Trust Fund (A MDTF) (English)

Working Paper ACS12431 NOV 11, 2014

Kamwendo,Chrissie Disclosed

Investment climate reforms and job creation in developing countries : what do we know and what should we do ? (English)

This paper reviews the literature on the role of the investment climate reforms in job creation. It finds that the current landscape of employment and private sector activity in developing countries indicates a number of potential channels through which investment climate reforms can positively affect job creation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7025 SEP 01, 2014

Rahman, Aminur Disclosed

Analysis of hand washing behaviors measured in baseline impact evaluation surveys : findings from Peru, Senegal, and Vietnam (English)

Hand washing with soap has been shown to reduce diarrhea and respiratory disease, the two leading causes of childhood deaths in low- and middle-income settings. ... See More +

Working Paper 90745 AUG 01, 2014

Arnold,Benjamin Ford; Briceno,Bertha; Chase,Claire; Colford Jr.,John M.; Gertler,Paul J.; Orsola Vidal,Alexandra; Ram, Pavani K. Disclosed

Validity of rapid measures of hand washing behavior : an analysis of data from multiple impact evaluations in the global scaling up hand washing project (English)

There is increasing interest in improving hand washing in low- and middle-income countries. The validity of rapid hand washing measures was evaluated by comparing them to hand washing behavior measured during five-hour structured observations. ... See More +

Working Paper 90744 AUG 01, 2014

Arnold,Benjamin Ford; Briceno,Bertha; Chase,Claire; Colford Jr.,John M.; Gertler,Paul J.; Orsola Vidal,Alexandra; Ram, Pavani K.; Sahli, Michelle W. Disclosed

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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
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)
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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
India - Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor Project : resettlement plan (English)
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JUL 21, 2015 SFG1209 Resettlement Plan
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
Teacher performance pay : Experimental evidence from Pakistan (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 WPS7307 Policy Research Working Paper
Program evaluation and spillover effects (English)
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APR 21, 2015 WPS7243 Policy Research Working Paper
Clustered country program evaluation for small states : approach paper (English)
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MAR 31, 2015 96478 Working Paper
The Plurinational State of Bolivia : country program evaluation, FY05-13 - an independent evaluation (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 99361 Working Paper
Cross-cutting support to Zimbabwe recovery : impact evaluation of the Zimbabwe Analytical Multi Donor Trust Fund (A MDTF) (English)
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NOV 11, 2014 ACS12431 Working Paper
Investment climate reforms and job creation in developing countries : what do we know and what should we do ? (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7025 Policy Research Working Paper
Analysis of hand washing behaviors measured in baseline impact evaluation surveys : findings from Peru, Senegal, and Vietnam (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90745 Working Paper
Validity of rapid measures of hand washing behavior : an analysis of data from multiple impact evaluations in the global scaling up hand washing project (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90744 Working Paper