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Gender and youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions (English)

Although the ratio of female to male labor force participation rates is higher in Sub-Saharan Africa than in any other region, these high rates of female labor force participation mask underlying challenges for women. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8245 NOV 20, 2017

Chakravarty,Shubha; Das,Smita; Vaillant,Julia Disclosed

Gender-neutral inheritance laws, family structure, and women's status in India (English)

This paper examines whether economic empowerment of women improves their autonomy within their marital household, and investigates the mechanism, by exploiting variation from a legal reform aimed at improving women's inheritance rights in India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8017 MAR 30, 2017

Mookerjee,Sulagna Disclosed

An employment guarantee as risk insurance ? assessing the effects of the NREGS on agricultural production decisions (English)

Uninsured risk constrains households in their production decisions in many developing countries. Similarly to crop insurance, employment guarantees can support farmers in managing agricultural production risks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8015 MAR 28, 2017

Gehrke,Esther Isabelle Disclosed

Public mosquito abatement : a cluster randomized experiment (English)

Mosquito abatement is a public good. A simultaneous model of mosquito abundance and abatement response is developed. This paper uses data from a cluster randomized controlled experiment conducted over the period 2012-2014 in urban areas of Reunion in France to study the impact of WHO-recommended mechanical elimination techniques, which involve removing sources of stagnant water around the house, on a number of outcomes, including objective entomological indices and self-declared protective behaviors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7980 FEB 21, 2017

Thuilliez,Josselin; Dumont,Yves Disclosed

DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)

This global weekly newsletter includes the following headings: (i) taking stock; (ii) major data releases; (iii) activity and inflation; (iv) trade and finance; (v) financial markets; and (vi) commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 113898 JAN 27, 2017

Disclosed

The risk of polygamy and wives' saving behavior (English)

In a polygamous society, all monogamous women are potentially at risk of polygamy. However, the anthropological and economic literatures are silent on the potential impact of the risk of polygamy on the economic decisions of monogamous wives. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7860 OCT 17, 2016

Boltz,Marie; Chort,Isabelle Disclosed

Shoeing the Children : the impact of the TOMS Shoe donation program in rural El Salvador (English)

The study uses a cluster-randomized trial among 1,578 children from 979 households in rural El Salvador to test the impacts of TOMS shoe donations on children's time allocation, school attendance, health, self-esteem, and aid dependency. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7822 SEP 14, 2016

Wydick,Bruce W.; Katz,Elizabeth G.; Calvo,Flor; Gutierrez,Felipe; Janet,Brendan Disclosed

Preferential resource spending under an employment guarantee : the political economy of MGNREGS in Andhra Pradesh (English)

Are ostensibly demand-driven public works programs with high levels of safeguards nonetheless susceptible to political influence? This conjecture is investigated using expenditure data at the local level from India's National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7818 SEP 12, 2016

Sheahan,Megan Britney; Liu,Yanyan; Barrett,Christopher B.; Narayanan,Sudha Disclosed

What difference does good monitoring & evaluation make to World Bank project performance ? (English)

For more than 20 years, the development community has claimed that monitoring and evaluation helps projects achieve their objectives. This study uses data from 1,300 World Bank projects evaluated between 2008 and 2014 to investigate this suggested link between the quality of monitoring and evaluation and project performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7726 JUN 22, 2016

Raimondo,Estelle Rosine Disclosed

Guinea - First Macroeconomic and Fiscal Management Operation Project (English)

The development objectives of First Macroeconomic and Fiscal Management Operation Project in Guinea are to support the post Ebola recovery as well as to improve public finances, mining sector transparency, and the financial health of the energy sector. ... See More +

Program Document 103647 MAY 19, 2016

Disclosed

Reducing crime and violence : experimental evidence on adult noncognitive investments in Liberia (English)

The paper shows that self-control, time preferences, and values are malleable in adults, and that investments in these skills and preferences reduce crime and violence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7648 APR 20, 2016

Blattman,Christopher; Jamison,Julian C; Sheridan,Margaret Disclosed

Identifying gazelles : expert panels vs. surveys as a means to identify firms with rapid growth potential (English)

A business plan competition is conducted to test whether survey instruments or panel judges are able to identify the fastest growing firms. Participants submitted six- to eight-page business plans and defended them before a three- or four-judge panel. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7647 APR 20, 2016

Fafchamps,Marcel; Woodruff,Christopher M. Disclosed

Responsible bundling of microfinance services : a mixed method evaluation of the impact of timing, pressure, and information (English)

Financial institutions serving the poor can offer a range of savings, insurance, and even nonfinancial products in addition to their core credit products. ... See More +

Working Paper 107509 MAR 01, 2016

Zimmerman,Emily; Bauchet,Jonathan Joseph Emile; Magnoni,Barbara; Larsen,Vance Disclosed

Measuring violent conflict in micro-level surveys : current practices and methodological challenges (English)

This paper reviews both current practices and common challenges of measuring the causes, functioning, and consequences of violent conflict at the micro-level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7585 FEB 29, 2016

Bruck,Tilman; Justino,Patricia; Verwimp,Philip; Tedesco,Andrew Anthony Disclosed

The legal and regulatory framework for microfinance in Iraq (Arabic)

A well-functioning and inclusive financial sector is critical for efficient resource allocation leading to increased productivity, greater investment, higher overall levels of economic growth, and lower inequality. ... See More +

Working Paper 102555 JUL 01, 2015

Abdel Aziz,Teymour; Abbassi,Alaa Jalal; Chehade,Nadine Gabriel; Lauer, Kate Disclosed

The legal and regulatory framework for microfinance in Iraq (English)

A well-functioning and inclusive financial sector is critical for efficient resource allocation leading to increased productivity, greater investment, higher overall levels of economic growth, and lower inequality. ... See More +

Working Paper 102555 JUL 01, 2015

Abdel Aziz,Teymour; Abbassi,Alaa Jalal; Chehade,Nadine Gabriel; Lauer, Kate Disclosed

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in Europe, Central Asia, Latin America, The Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa ... See More +

Newsletter 96645 APR 08, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa ... See More +

Newsletter 96643 APR 07, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

Breaking free of the branch : designing alternative delivery channel projects for microfinance banks in Africa (English)

Nearly 80 percent of adults in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have an account with a formal financial institution. Despite recent well-publicized successes in increasing financial inclusion in a small number of African markets, such as Kenya, hundreds of millions of African adults still lack access to affordable financial services. ... See More +

Brief 99074 MAR 01, 2015

Gutin,John William Disclosed

Global economic prospects, January 2015 : having fiscal space and using it (Vol. 3) : Statistical Annex (English)

Global growth again disappointed in 2014 but a lackluster recovery is underway, with increasingly divergent prospects in major economies. Looking ahead, growth is expected to rise slowly, supported by continued recovery in high-income countries and receding domestic headwinds in developing economies. ... See More +

Publication 93690 JAN 13, 2015

World Bank Disclosed

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Gender and youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 WPS8245 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender-neutral inheritance laws, family structure, and women's status in India (English)
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MAR 30, 2017 WPS8017 Policy Research Working Paper
An employment guarantee as risk insurance ? assessing the effects of the NREGS on agricultural production decisions (English)
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MAR 28, 2017 WPS8015 Policy Research Working Paper
Public mosquito abatement : a cluster randomized experiment (English)
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FEB 21, 2017 WPS7980 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)
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JAN 27, 2017 113898 Newsletter
The risk of polygamy and wives' saving behavior (English)
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OCT 17, 2016 WPS7860 Policy Research Working Paper
Shoeing the Children : the impact of the TOMS Shoe donation program in rural El Salvador (English)
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SEP 14, 2016 WPS7822 Policy Research Working Paper
Preferential resource spending under an employment guarantee : the political economy of MGNREGS in Andhra Pradesh (English)
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SEP 12, 2016 WPS7818 Policy Research Working Paper
What difference does good monitoring & evaluation make to World Bank project performance ? (English)
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JUN 22, 2016 WPS7726 Policy Research Working Paper
Guinea - First Macroeconomic and Fiscal Management Operation Project (English)
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MAY 19, 2016 103647 Program Document
Reducing crime and violence : experimental evidence on adult noncognitive investments in Liberia (English)
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APR 20, 2016 WPS7648 Policy Research Working Paper
Identifying gazelles : expert panels vs. surveys as a means to identify firms with rapid growth potential (English)
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APR 20, 2016 WPS7647 Policy Research Working Paper
Responsible bundling of microfinance services : a mixed method evaluation of the impact of timing, pressure, and information (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 107509 Working Paper
Measuring violent conflict in micro-level surveys : current practices and methodological challenges (English)
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FEB 29, 2016 WPS7585 Policy Research Working Paper
The legal and regulatory framework for microfinance in Iraq (Arabic)
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JUL 01, 2015 102555 Working Paper
The legal and regulatory framework for microfinance in Iraq (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 102555 Working Paper
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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APR 08, 2015 96645 Newsletter
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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APR 07, 2015 96643 Newsletter
Breaking free of the branch : designing alternative delivery channel projects for microfinance banks in Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 99074 Brief
Global economic prospects, January 2015 : having fiscal space and using it (Vol. 3) : Statistical Annex (English)
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JAN 13, 2015 93690 Publication