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The Third Function of Law Is to Transform Cultural Categories (English)

How does law change society? In the rational actor model, law affects behavior only by changing incentives and information -- the command and coordination function of law. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8954 AUG 06, 2019

Hoff,Karla; Walsh,James Sonam Disclosed

South Sudan - Eastern Africa Regional Transport, Trade and Development Facilitation Project (English)

Ratings of Eastern Africa Regional Transport, Trade and Development Facilitation Project were as follows: outcomes were not applicable, risk to development outcome was not applicable, and Bank performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Note on Cancelled Operation NCO4670 APR 09, 2019

Disclosed

Behavioral Strategies to Support Social Stability in Lebanon (English)

The war in Syria has had an enormous impact on Lebanese society and economy. Lebanon is host to an estimated 1.5 million forcibly displaced Syrians - one-third of the country’s population. ... See More +

Working Paper 136599 MAR 28, 2019

Afif,Zeina; Dalton,Abigail Goodnow; Valcarcel Benitez,Francarlo Roberto; Batada,Amirali; Walsh,James Sonam; Leon Solano,Rene Antonio; Vakis,Renos Disclosed

Three Macroeconomic Trends Around the Onset of Armed Conflict in Developing Economies (English)

This paper studies the evolution of three macroeconomic variables (namely current fiscal expenditures, public debt, and consumer-price inflation) around the time of the onset of armed conflicts during 1950-2016. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8647 NOV 15, 2018

Lederman,Daniel; Rojas Guzman,Claudio Jeremias Disclosed

Peacekeeping and development in fragile states : micro-level evidence from Liberia (English)

Using surveys and administrative data from post-war Liberia, the hypothesis that peacekeeping deployments build peace "from the bottom up" through contributions to local security and local economic and social vitality was tested. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8389 MAR 29, 2018

Mvukiyehe,Eric Disclosed

ID4D Country Diagnostic : Peru (English)

This report presents the context and findings emerging from the application of a new assessment tool for identification and was progressively developed as part of a multi-actor platform, including dedicated reference and technical working groups. ... See More +

Correspondence 142090 FEB 12, 2018

Reuben,William; Palacios,Robert J. Disclosed

The impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on firm entry and performance in Turkey (English)

This study analyses how the Syrian refugee inflows into turkey affected firm entry and performance. To estimate the casual effects, instrumental variables, difference-indifferences and synthetic control methodologies are used. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8323 JAN 30, 2018

Akgunduz,Yusuf Emre; van den Berg,Marcel; Hassink,Wolter Disclosed

Eruptions of popular anger : the economics of the Arab spring and its aftermath (English)

The Arab Spring protests caught most of the world by surprise and precipitated a chain of events that changed the course of history in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), ushering in a period of prolonged political instability and intense civil conflicts. ... See More +

Publication 121942 DEC 06, 2017

Ianchovichina,Elena Disclosed

Polarization, foreign military intervention, and civil conflict (English)

In a behavioral model of civil conflict, foreign military intervention alters the resources available to warring groups and their probability of winning. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8248 NOV 20, 2017

Abu Bader,Suleiman; Ianchovichina,Elena Disclosed

How much is prevention worth? Pathways for peace : inclusive approaches to preventing violent conflict - background paper (English)

The goal of this report is to present the results from a unified conceptual framework so as to evaluate the cost-effectiveness and different trade-offs involved in conflict prevention. ... See More +

123659 SEP 01, 2017

Mueller,Hannes Felix Disclosed

SABER in action : tertiary education benchmarking education in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Bangladesh (English)

Systems approach for better education results - tertiary education (SABER-TE) evaluates TE services’ policy environment, regulation, financing systems, and quality assurance mechanisms. ... See More +

Brief 117555 JUN 01, 2017

Disclosed

The Economics of Post-Conflict Reconstruction in MENA (English)

Despite disappointing growth in 2016, global economic activity is expected to improve slightly in 2017 and beyond, led by a growth recovery in emerging-market and developing economies. ... See More +

Working Paper 114057 APR 01, 2017

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Mottaghi,Lili French, Arabic Disclosed

Tajikistan - Risk and resilience assessment (English)

Tajikistan was ill-equipped for independence in 1991, and slipped almost immediately into violence. The civil war ended in 1997 with a peace accord that, thanks to a power sharing agreement, was able for a few years to ensure a degree of peaceful political competition. ... See More +

Working Paper 114818 APR 01, 2017

Wrobel,Robert; Srinivasan,Radhika; Quinn-Judge,Paul Malachy; Murtazashvili,Jennifer Catherine; rg; Komagaeva,Julia; Benner,Holly Welborn; 000318774:Victoria Bruce-Goga:vbruce@worldbank.o; Kurbanov,Sobir Disclosed

Recovery from conflict : lessons of success (English)

This paper studies long-term impacts of violent conflict, to provide insights into the costs of conflict and policies to prevent conflict relapse. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7970 FEB 14, 2017

Mueller,Hannes Felix; Piemontese,Lavinia; Tapsoba,Augustin Disclosed

Governance and violence (English)

This background paper addresses four questions. The questions are : 1) What did Weber say when he defined the modern state as the organization with a monopoly on the legitimate use of violence? ... See More +

World Development Report 116064 JAN 01, 2017

Wallis,John Joseph Disclosed

Sharing oil rents and political violence (English)

This paper investigates how the devolution of oil windfalls affects the likelihood of political violence. It shows that transferring large shares of oil wealth can prevent conflict, while transferring small shares can trigger it. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7869 OCT 19, 2016

Cordella,Tito; Onder,Harun Disclosed

Economic and social inclusion to prevent violent extremism (English)

This year appears to be one of the toughest for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region as governments are facing major policy challenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 108525 OCT 01, 2016

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Mottaghi,Lili; Do,Quy-Toan; Brockmeyer,Anne; Joubert,Clement Jean Edouard; Bhatia,Kartika; Abdel Jelil,Mohamed; Shaban,Radwan Ali; Chaal-Dabi,Isabelle; Lenoble,Nathalie French, Arabic Disclosed

Dictators walking the Mogadishu line : how men become monsters and monsters become men (English)

History offers many examples of dictators who worsened their behavior significantly over time (like Zimbabwe's Mugabe) as well as dictators who displayed remarkable improvements (like Rawlings of Ghana). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7778 AUG 03, 2016

Larcom,Shaun; Sarr,Mare; Willems,Tim Disclosed

Official Documents- Amendment No. 1 to the Consortium Performance Agreement under CGIAR Fund TF069018 Ref. CRP, Genebanks (English)

Agreement JUL 12, 2016

Okubo,Atsuko; Atsuko Disclosed

Review of costs of violence and cost-benefit research in Brazil : Revisao dos custos da violência e pesquisa custo-benefício no Brasil (Portuguese)

Working Paper AUS18876 JUN 14, 2016

Duran Vinueza,Pamela Sofia; Ferreira,Maria Paula; Borges Ferreira Costa,Adriano; Bueno, Samira Disclosed

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The Third Function of Law Is to Transform Cultural Categories (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 WPS8954 Policy Research Working Paper
South Sudan - Eastern Africa Regional Transport, Trade and Development Facilitation Project (English)
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APR 09, 2019 NCO4670 Note on Cancelled Operation
Behavioral Strategies to Support Social Stability in Lebanon (English)
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MAR 28, 2019 136599 Working Paper
Three Macroeconomic Trends Around the Onset of Armed Conflict in Developing Economies (English)
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NOV 15, 2018 WPS8647 Policy Research Working Paper
Peacekeeping and development in fragile states : micro-level evidence from Liberia (English)
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MAR 29, 2018 WPS8389 Policy Research Working Paper
ID4D Country Diagnostic : Peru (English)
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FEB 12, 2018 142090 Correspondence
The impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on firm entry and performance in Turkey (English)
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JAN 30, 2018 WPS8323 Policy Research Working Paper
Eruptions of popular anger : the economics of the Arab spring and its aftermath (English)
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DEC 06, 2017 121942 Publication
Polarization, foreign military intervention, and civil conflict (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 WPS8248 Policy Research Working Paper
How much is prevention worth? Pathways for peace : inclusive approaches to preventing violent conflict - background paper (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 123659
SABER in action : tertiary education benchmarking education in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Bangladesh (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 117555 Brief
The Economics of Post-Conflict Reconstruction in MENA (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114057 Working Paper French, Arabic
Tajikistan - Risk and resilience assessment (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114818 Working Paper
Recovery from conflict : lessons of success (English)
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FEB 14, 2017 WPS7970 Policy Research Working Paper
Governance and violence (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 116064 World Development Report
Sharing oil rents and political violence (English)
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OCT 19, 2016 WPS7869 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic and social inclusion to prevent violent extremism (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 108525 Working Paper French, Arabic
Dictators walking the Mogadishu line : how men become monsters and monsters become men (English)
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AUG 03, 2016 WPS7778 Policy Research Working Paper
Official Documents- Amendment No. 1 to the Consortium Performance Agreement under CGIAR Fund TF069018 Ref. CRP, Genebanks (English)
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JUL 12, 2016 Agreement
Review of costs of violence and cost-benefit research in Brazil : Revisao dos custos da violência e pesquisa custo-benefício no Brasil (Portuguese)
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JUN 14, 2016 AUS18876 Working Paper