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Turning a shove into a nudge? : a “labeled cash transfer” for education (English)

Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) have been shown to increase

Journal Article 104040 AUG 01, 2015

Benhassine,Najy; Devoto,Florencia; Duflo,Esther; Dupas,Pascaline; Pascaline,Victor Disclosed

Beyond the income effect : impacts of conditional cash transfer programs on private investments in human capital (English)

In the past decade, conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs have become an important component of social policy in developing countries. While the impacts of these programs have been well researched with respect to their effectiveness to achieve intended outcomes, less is known about their impact on private expenditure decisions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6867 MAY 01, 2014

Cruz, Marcio; Ziegelhofer, Zacharias Disclosed

Demand versus returns ? pro-poor targeting of business grants and vocational skills training (English)

Interventions aimed at increasing the income generating capacity of the poor, such as vocational training, micro-finance or business grants, are widespread in the developing world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6389 MAR 01, 2013

Macours, Karen; Premand, Patrick; Vakis, Renos Disclosed

Panama - Creating greater opportunities for all : Panama - Créer des opportunités pour tous (French)

This Results Profile talks about reducing persistent poverty and inequality in Panama. Panama, with a population of approximately 3.5 million experienced the high degree of inequality, perpetuated by educational disparities, differential access to basic services, and wide discrepancies in productivity and incomes. ... See More +

Brief 96351 MAY 03, 2011

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Panama - Creating greater opportunities for all (Arabic)

This Results Profile talks about reducing persistent poverty and inequality in Panama. Panama, with a population of approximately 3.5 million experienced the high degree of inequality, perpetuated by educational disparities, differential access to basic services, and wide discrepancies in productivity and incomes. ... See More +

Brief 96351 MAY 03, 2011

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India - Reducing poverty and maximizing growth : Inde - Réduire la pauvreté, maximiser la croissance (French)

This Results Profile focuses on reducing poverty and maximizing economic growth in India. 37 percent of India’s population fell below the poverty line, making the country home to one-third of the world’s poor. ... See More +

Brief 97769 APR 13, 2011

Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Empowering southern provinces to plan their own development paths : Sri Lanka - Autonomiser les provinces du Sud pour qu’elles conçoivent leurs propres voies de développement (French)

This Results Profile talks about empowering Sri Lanka’s southern provinces to plan their own development paths. About 50 percent of the population in southern Sri Lanka lived below poverty line. ... See More +

Brief 97302 SEP 14, 2010

Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Empowering southern provinces to plan their own development paths : Empoderar a las provincias del sur de Sri Lanka para que planifiquen su propio desarrollo (Spanish)

This Results Profile talks about empowering Sri Lanka’s southern provinces to plan their own development paths. About 50 percent of the population in southern Sri Lanka lived below poverty line. ... See More +

Brief 97302 SEP 14, 2010

Disclosed

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

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

Disclosed