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Cost-efficiency of rural sanitation promotion : activity-based costing and experimental evidence from Tanzania (English)

Journal Article 104047 NOV 03, 2015

Briceño,Bertha; Chase,Chase Disclosed

Creating a market for outcomes : shopping for solutions (English)

This paper suggests that interactions between development agencies and recipient governments are mostly about inputs deemed (but not known) to contribute to improvements in living standards in recipient countries, rather than outcomes. ... See More +

Journal Article 100206 JUL 13, 2015

Gaarder,Marie; Bartsch,Ulrich Disclosed

The effect of a land titling programme on households’ access to credit (English)

This paper assesses the effects of property titling on households’ access to and use of credit by focusing on household responses to an exogenous change in their formal ownership status. ... See More +

Journal Article 100262 JUN 01, 2015

Piza,Caio Disclosed

Mitigating seasonal hunger with microfinance in Bangladesh : how does a flexible program compare with the regular ones? (English)

Microfinance institutions, often criticized for inadequately addressing seasonality and hard-core poverty, have begun to introduce innovative programs designed to tackle both concerns. ... See More +

Journal Article 94653 JAN 01, 2015

Khalily,Md. Abdul Baqui; Khandker,Shahidur R.; Samad,Hussain A. Disclosed

Who cares about development outcomes? : market failures and the role of the evaluation function (English)

Development agencies expend large amounts of money and manpower ostensibly to achieve development outcomes which improve living conditions in developing countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 94652 DEC 22, 2014

Bartsch,Ulrich; Gaarder, Marie Moland Disclosed

The poverty impacts of cash and in-kind transfers : experimental evidence from rural Mexico (English)

The unique experimental design of the food support program (programa de apoyo alimentario) is used to analyze in-kind and cash transfers in the poor rural areas of southern states of Mexico. ... See More +

Journal Article 82846 SEP 04, 2013

Gonzalez-Cossio, Teresa; Skoufias,Emmanuel; Unar, Mishel Disclosed

Stimulating managerial capital in emerging markets : the impact of business training for young entrepreneurs (English)

Identifying the determinants of entrepreneurship is an important research and policy goal, especially in emerging market economies where lack of capital and supporting infrastructure often imposes stringent constraints on business growth. ... See More +

Journal Article 79473 APR 20, 2013

Bruhn,Miriam; Zia,Bilal Husnain Disclosed

Knowledgeable bankers? The demand for research in World Bank operations (English)

Development impact calls for knowledgeable development practitioners. How then do the operational staff of the largest development agency value and use its own research? ... See More +

Journal Article 79472 MAR 08, 2013

Ravallion,Martin Disclosed

Improving technology adoption in agriculture through extension services : evidence from Uruguay (English)

This paper evaluates whether cost-sharing public interventions are successful in promoting agricultural technology uptake by small and medium farmers, and whether these changes can affect yields. ... See More +

Journal Article 79421 MAR 08, 2013

Cerdan-Infantes,Pedro; Maffioli,Alessandro; Ubfal,Diego Javier; Vazquez Bare,Gonzalo Disclosed

Using administrative data to evaluate municipal reforms : an evaluation of the impact of Minas Facil Expresso (English)

This study uses administrative data to evaluate the impact of Minas Facil Expresso, a program in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, which expanded a business start-up simplification program to more remote municipalities. ... See More +

Journal Article 82069 JAN 01, 2013

Bruhn,Miriam; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

The effects of school-based management in the Philippines : an initial assessment using administrative data (English)

This paper estimates the effect of school-based management on student performance in the Philippines using the administrative dataset of all public schools in 23 school districts over a 3-year period, 2003- 2005. ... See More +

Journal Article 79471 JUN 19, 2012

Jha,Shreyasi; Khattri,Nidhi; Ling,Cristina Marosan Disclosed

Can skill diversification improve welfare in rural areas? : evidence from Bhutan (English)

This paper examines the impact of the three month training component of the Rural Skills Development Project (RSDP) in Bhutan. This project was designed to diversify income sources of rural households beyond agriculture and to reduce expenses spent on housing repairs by training villagers in carpentry, masonry, plumbing, and electrical wiring. ... See More +

Journal Article 79420 MAY 04, 2012

Chun,Natalie Lea; Watanabe,Makiko Disclosed

Impact evaluation of school feeding programs in Lao PDR (English)

Despite the popularity and widespread implementation of school feeding programs, evidence of their impact on school participation and nutritional status is mixed. ... See More +

Journal Article 79470 NOV 25, 2011

Alderman,Harold H.; Buttenheim,Alison M.; Friedman,Jed Disclosed

Behind the scenes : experience managing and conducting large impact evaluations in Colombia (English)

As more resources are being allocated to impact evaluation (IE) in the context of development programs, the need to map out the utilization and influence of evaluations has been increasingly highlighted. ... See More +

Journal Article 79419 OCT 22, 2011

Briceno, Bertha; Cuesta, Laura; Attanasio, Orazio Disclosed

When does rigorous impact evaluation make a difference? : the case of the millennium villages (English)

When is the rigorous impact evaluation of development projects a luxury, and when a necessity? The authors study one high-profile case: the Millennium Villages Project (MVP), an experimental and intensive package intervention to spark sustained local economic development in rural Africa. ... See More +

Journal Article 79469 APR 26, 2011

Clemens,Michael A.; Demombynes,Gabriel Disclosed

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Cost-efficiency of rural sanitation promotion : activity-based costing and experimental evidence from Tanzania (English)
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NOV 03, 2015 104047 Journal Article
Creating a market for outcomes : shopping for solutions (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 100206 Journal Article
The effect of a land titling programme on households’ access to credit (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 100262 Journal Article
Mitigating seasonal hunger with microfinance in Bangladesh : how does a flexible program compare with the regular ones? (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94653 Journal Article
Who cares about development outcomes? : market failures and the role of the evaluation function (English)
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DEC 22, 2014 94652 Journal Article
The poverty impacts of cash and in-kind transfers : experimental evidence from rural Mexico (English)
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SEP 04, 2013 82846 Journal Article
Stimulating managerial capital in emerging markets : the impact of business training for young entrepreneurs (English)
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APR 20, 2013 79473 Journal Article
Knowledgeable bankers? The demand for research in World Bank operations (English)
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MAR 08, 2013 79472 Journal Article
Improving technology adoption in agriculture through extension services : evidence from Uruguay (English)
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MAR 08, 2013 79421 Journal Article
Using administrative data to evaluate municipal reforms : an evaluation of the impact of Minas Facil Expresso (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 82069 Journal Article
The effects of school-based management in the Philippines : an initial assessment using administrative data (English)
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JUN 19, 2012 79471 Journal Article
Can skill diversification improve welfare in rural areas? : evidence from Bhutan (English)
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MAY 04, 2012 79420 Journal Article
Impact evaluation of school feeding programs in Lao PDR (English)
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NOV 25, 2011 79470 Journal Article
Behind the scenes : experience managing and conducting large impact evaluations in Colombia (English)
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OCT 22, 2011 79419 Journal Article
When does rigorous impact evaluation make a difference? : the case of the millennium villages (English)
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APR 26, 2011 79469 Journal Article