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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

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 +

Working Paper 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 Arabic, French 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

Can media interventions reduce gender gaps in political participation after civil war ? evidence from a field experiment in rural Liberia (English)

Five weeks prior to the 2011 general election in Liberia, women in randomly selected villages were allocated radios and organized into groups to listen regularly to radio programs on the electoral process broadcast by the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7942 JAN 17, 2017

Mvukiyehe,Eric 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 Arabic, French 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 Disclosed

As good as the company they keep? : improving farmers’ social networks (English)

Extension services have a history of being relatively expensive and not always effective. At the same time, studies show that informal social networks can be very beneficial in helping increase productivity. ... See More +

Brief 103850 MAR 01, 2016

Leonard,Kenneth; Vasilaky,Kathryn Disclosed

Cote d’Ivoire - Urgent Electricity Rehabilitation Project (English)

Ratings for the Urgent Electricity Rehabilitation Project for Cote d’Ivoire were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was substantial, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3428 NOV 20, 2015

Disclosed

Spurring innovation with matching grants : evidence from Yemen (English)

Matching grants are one of the most common tools used in private sector development programs in developing countries and have been included in more than 60 World Bank projects totaling over US$1.2 billion, funding over 100,000 micro, small and medium enterprises. ... See More +

Brief 100641 NOV 01, 2015

Mckenzie,David J.; Assaf,Nabila; Cusolito,Ana Paula 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, and Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Newsletter 101210 OCT 29, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

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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
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 Working Paper
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 Arabic, French
Recovery from conflict : lessons of success (English)
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FEB 14, 2017 WPS7970 Policy Research Working Paper
Can media interventions reduce gender gaps in political participation after civil war ? evidence from a field experiment in rural Liberia (English)
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JAN 17, 2017 WPS7942 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 Arabic, French
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
As good as the company they keep? : improving farmers’ social networks (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 103850 Brief
Cote d’Ivoire - Urgent Electricity Rehabilitation Project (English)
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NOV 20, 2015 ICR3428 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Spurring innovation with matching grants : evidence from Yemen (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 100641 Brief
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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OCT 29, 2015 101210 Newsletter