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All these worlds are yours, except India : the effectiveness of export subsidies in Nepal (English)

This paper evaluates the effect on firm-level export outcomes of the Cash Incentive Scheme for Exports program provided by the Government of Nepal. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8009 MAR 20, 2017

Defever,Fabrice Fernand; Reyes,Jose Daniel; Riano,Alejandro; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

The quest for subsidies reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region : a microsimulation approach to policy making (English)

The book is organized in two parts and ten chapters. Part one, Cross-Country Analyses, covers the comparative analyses across countries. Chapter one provides a synthesis of what we learned about subsidies reforms from a political economy perspective. ... See More +

Working Paper 115145 JAN 01, 2017

Verme,Paolo; Araar,Abdelkrim Disclosed

Building an ex ante simulation model for estimating the capacity impact, benefit incidence, and cost effectiveness of child care subsidies : an application using provider-level data from Turkey (English)

Public financing of child care can allow for more equitable access to these services in places where public provision and capacity are low. However, the mechanisms of subsidy delivery will affect who benefits, and the overall cost effectiveness of such subsidies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7917 DEC 14, 2016

Aran,Meltem A.; Munoz Boudet,Ana Maria; Aktakke,Nazli Disclosed

The microfinance business model : enduring subsidy and modest profit (English)

Recent evidence suggests only modest social and economic impacts of microfinance. Favorable cost-benefit ratios then depend on low costs. This paper uses proprietary data on 1,335 microfinance institutions between 2005 and 2009, jointly serving 80.1 million borrowers, to calculate the costs of microfinance and other elements of the microfinance business model. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7786 AUG 08, 2016

Cull,Robert J.; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Morduch,Jonathan J. Disclosed

Smart subsidy? welfare and distributional implications of Malawi’s FISP (English)

Working Paper 107177 JUN 01, 2016

Jacoby,Hanan G. Disclosed

The socioeconomic impacts of energy reform in Tunisia : a simulation approach (English)

Tunisian social development policy making has always counted on energy subsidies to play a pivotal role. Due to the increasingly unsustainable budget implications, a new strategy has begun to reform the subsidy system in the energy sector while striking a balance between improving fiscal and equity considerations without increasing social tensions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7312 JUN 17, 2015

Cuesta Leiva,Jose Antonio; El Lahga,Abdelrahmen; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel Disclosed

Armenia - Strong policies sustain growth, reduce poverty (English)

This Results Profile talks about strong policies to sustain growth, reduce poverty in Armenia. Armenia had a decade-long history of sustained reforms. ... See More +

Brief 94574 SEP 10, 2009


Scorecard for subsidies - how utility subsidies perform in transition economies (English)

Unlike the poor in many developing countries, those in Central and Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union, are highly connected to network utilities. ... See More +

Viewpoint 21478 OCT 31, 2000

Lovei,Laszlo; Haney,Michael; Shkaratan,Maria; Gurenko,Eugene N.; O'Keefe,Philip B. Disclosed