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The making of behavioral development economics (English)

A core insight from early behavioral economics is that much of human judgment and behavior is influenced by "fast thinking" that is intuitive, associative, and automatic; very little human thinking resembles the rational thinking that characterizes homo economicus. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8317 JAN 24, 2018

Demeritt,Allison Davis; Hoff,Karla Disclosed

Jamaica - Social and Economic Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Social and Economic Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities Project is twofold, namely to: (i) increase the employability and skills development of poor persons with disabilities (ages of 18-36 years); and (ii) improve the service delivery of special education needs to poor children with disabilities between the ages of 0- 6 years. ... See More +

Project Paper RES30299 DEC 19, 2017

Disclosed

The whys of social exclusion : insights from behavioral economics (English)

All over the world, people are prevented from participating fully in society through mechanisms that go beyond the structural and institutional barriers identified by rational choice theory (poverty, exclusion by law or force, taste-based and statistical discrimination, and externalities from social networks). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8267 DEC 11, 2017

Hoff,Karla; Walsh,James Sonam Disclosed

Gender norms in flux : bride kidnapping and women’s civic participation in the Kyrgyz Republic (English)

This exploratory small-scale, qualitative study examines the apparent backsliding on gender norms as evidenced in the Kyrgyz Republic by two observable behaviors: the rise of bride kidnapping and low women’s civic participation. ... See More +

Working Paper 121927 DEC 06, 2017

Muldoon,Ryan Patrick; Casabonne,Ursula Disclosed

Women-owned enterprises in Vietnam : perceptions and potential : Executive summary (English)

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are vital to Vietnam’s economic growth, accounting for more than 98 percent of all business, 40 percent of Gross domestic product (GDP), and 50 percent of total employment. ... See More +

Working Paper 121280 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Key findings ahead of the October 2017 high level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa (English)

This note provides a rapid summary of a first set of eight notes in this series on girls’ education and child marriage in West and Central Africa. ... See More +

Brief 120586 OCT 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Male,Chata; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Yedan,Ali French Disclosed

Social norms change for women’s financial inclusion (English)

In 2016, village elders banned mobile phones for unmarried women in a community in Gujarat. The male elders had decided that there is no benefit to unmarried women’s access to a phone and that such access is a nuisance to society. ... See More +

Brief 119212 JUL 01, 2017

Disclosed

Women’s empowerment in action : evidence from a randomized control trial in Africa (English)

Women in developing countries are disempowered: high youth unemployment, early marriage and childbearing interact to limit their investments into human capital and enforce dependence on men. ... See More +

Working Paper 118203 JUL 01, 2017

Bandiera,Oriana; Buehren,Niklas; Burgess,Robin Stuart L.; Goldstein,Markus P.; Gulesci,Selim; Rasul,Imran; Sulaimany,Munshi Disclosed

Situation économique en Côte d’Ivoire : et si l’emergence était une femme? (French)

Le dernier rapport sur la situation économique de la Côte d`Ivoire constate qu'en 2016 et pendant les premiers mois de 2017, le pays a continué d'enregistrer une croissance économique parmi les plus fortes du continent africain. ... See More +

Working Paper 117223 JUL 01, 2017

Disclosed

Unheard voices : the challenge of inducing women's civic speech (English)

Deliberative institutions have gained popularity in the developing world as a means by which to make governance more inclusive and responsive to local needs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8120 JUN 27, 2017

Parthasarathy,Ramya; Rao,Vijayendra; Palaniswamy,Nethra Disclosed

Deliberative inequality : a text-as-data study of Tamil Nadu's village assemblies (English)

The resurgence of deliberative institutions in the developing world has prompted a renewed interest in the dynamics of citizen engagement. Using text-as-data methods on an original corpus of village assembly transcripts from rural Tamil Nadu, India, this paper opens the "black box" of deliberation to examine the gendered and status-based patterns of influence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8119 JUN 27, 2017

Parthasarathy,Ramya; Rao,Vijayendra; Palaniswamy,Nethra Disclosed

The motherhood penalty and female employment in urban India (English)

Since the 1990s, India has seen robust economic growth, rising wages, steady fertility decline, increased urbanization, and expanded educational attainment for males and females. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8004 MAR 14, 2017

Das,Maitreyi B; Zumbyte,Ieva Disclosed

Uganda - Third Northern Uganda Social Action Fund Project : indigenous peoples plan : Vulnerable and marginalized people’s action plan (English)

The development objective of Third Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF3) Project is to contribute to increased incomes for poor and vulnerable households, to expand livelihood support, and to enhance basic system for social protection in Northern and North-Eastern Uganda. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG3800 FEB 01, 2017

Disclosed

Case study : Kenya’s solar lighting entrepreneurs (English)

Over the past several years, Kenya has launched a number of initiatives to address its electricity shortfall. But power supply continues to be unreliable in many parts of the country, acting as an impediment to economic growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 121539 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Women entrepreneurs light the way for solar products in India (English)

Lighting Asia/India, part of IFC’s Lighting Global program, accelerates access to clean and affordable energy in rural India by promoting modern off-grid lighting products, home systems, and mini-grid connections. ... See More +

Working Paper 121538 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Stories of impact : increasing women’s role in disaster risk management across India (English)

Between 2013 and 2015, India experienced more than six major natural disasters across six states, including floods, landslides, drought, and cyclones. ... See More +

Brief 115050 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Afghanistan - Women’ s Economic Empowerment Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework for supporting the women’ s economic empowerment plan (English)

The development objective of Women’ s Economic Empowerment Project for Afghanistan is to increase women's participation in business support services and income-generating activities in pilot areas of Afghanistan. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2759 NOV 01, 2016

Morton,Matthew H. Disclosed

BLC Bank - Lebanon : leading in banking on women - a study (English)

The overall objective of this study is to learn about the impact of International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Banking on Women (BoW) Program in the Europe and Central Asia and the Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) through BLC Bank of Lebanon. ... See More +

Working Paper 109542 AUG 31, 2016

Mccartney,Andrew Charles; Yamamoto,Chiaki; Korayem,Manar Ahmed Zaki Mahmoud Zaki; Ioffe Kasher,Olga Y.; Joseph,Roshin Mathai; Essmat,Sammar; Y. Tilyayev,Ulugbek Disclosed

Jharkhand - Gender (English)

Women face multiple barriers to progress in Jharkhand. The child sex ratio is higher than in mostLow Income States, but is declining. Maternal mortality is poor. ... See More +

Brief 105857 MAY 20, 2016

Disclosed

Health in Africa initiative and its impact on women-owned private health enterprises in Ghana (English)

The World Bank Group in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, established the Health in Africa (HIA) Initiative in 2008. Its mission is to catalyze sustained improvements among the poor in Africa by increasing access to quality private sector health-related goods and services as well as to provide financial protection against the impoverishing effects of illness. ... See More +

Brief 108032 MAY 01, 2016

Seddoh,Anthony Theophilus; Islam,Syed Estem Dadul; Olayo,Bernard O.; Rogo,Khama Odera Disclosed

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The making of behavioral development economics (English)
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JAN 24, 2018 WPS8317 Policy Research Working Paper
Jamaica - Social and Economic Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities Project : restructuring (English)
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DEC 19, 2017 RES30299 Project Paper
The whys of social exclusion : insights from behavioral economics (English)
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DEC 11, 2017 WPS8267 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender norms in flux : bride kidnapping and women’s civic participation in the Kyrgyz Republic (English)
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DEC 06, 2017 121927 Working Paper
Women-owned enterprises in Vietnam : perceptions and potential : Executive summary (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 121280 Working Paper
Key findings ahead of the October 2017 high level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120586 Brief French
Social norms change for women’s financial inclusion (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 119212 Brief
Women’s empowerment in action : evidence from a randomized control trial in Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 118203 Working Paper
Situation économique en Côte d’Ivoire : et si l’emergence était une femme? (French)
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JUL 01, 2017 117223 Working Paper
Unheard voices : the challenge of inducing women's civic speech (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 WPS8120 Policy Research Working Paper
Deliberative inequality : a text-as-data study of Tamil Nadu's village assemblies (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 WPS8119 Policy Research Working Paper
The motherhood penalty and female employment in urban India (English)
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MAR 14, 2017 WPS8004 Policy Research Working Paper
Uganda - Third Northern Uganda Social Action Fund Project : indigenous peoples plan : Vulnerable and marginalized people’s action plan (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 SFG3800 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Case study : Kenya’s solar lighting entrepreneurs (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 121539 Working Paper
Women entrepreneurs light the way for solar products in India (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 121538 Working Paper
Stories of impact : increasing women’s role in disaster risk management across India (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115050 Brief
Afghanistan - Women’ s Economic Empowerment Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework for supporting the women’ s economic empowerment plan (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 SFG2759 Environmental Assessment
BLC Bank - Lebanon : leading in banking on women - a study (English)
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AUG 31, 2016 109542 Working Paper
Jharkhand - Gender (English)
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MAY 20, 2016 105857 Brief
Health in Africa initiative and its impact on women-owned private health enterprises in Ghana (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 108032 Brief