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High-powered incentives and communication failure (English)

This paper uses a donor-provider-agent framework to study the role of provider incentives for the delivery of developmental goods like aid, credit, or technology transfer to the poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7345 JUN 29, 2015

Mishra,Ajit Kumar; Sarangi,Sudipta

The consumption, income, and wealth of the poorest: cross-sectional facts of rural and urban Sub-Saharan Africa for macroeconomists (English)

This paper provides new empirical insights on the joint distribution of consumption, income, and wealth in three of the poorest countries in the world — Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda — all located in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7337 JUN 25, 2015

De Magalhaes,Leandro; Santaeulalia-Llopis,Raul

When elites meet : decentralization, power-sharing, and public goods provision in post-conflict Sierra Leone (English)

Over the past decade, decentralization of fiscal and policy-making authority has become a cornerstone of development organizations’ recommendations for good governance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7335 JUN 24, 2015

Clayton,Amanda; Noveck,Jennifer; Levi,Margaret

Ethiopia - Second Electricity Access (Rural) Expansion Project (English)

Ratings for the Second Electricity Access (Rural) Expansion Project for Ethiopia were as follows: outcomes were moderately unsatisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3135 JUN 24, 2015

Latent trade diversification and its relevance for macroeconomic stability (English)

Traditional measures of trade diversification only take into account contemporaneous export baskets. These measures fail to capture a country’s ability to respond to shocks by allocating factors of production into activities for which it has already paid the fixed costs associated with exporting. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7332 JUN 23, 2015

Lederman,Daniel; Pienknagura,Samuel Jaime; Rojas,Diego

El Salvador - Systematic country diagnostic : building on strengths for a new generation (English)

Since the end of the Civil War in 1992, El Salvador has advanced on both the social and political fronts. Despite this progress and the recent reductions in income inequality, poverty remains high, largely as a result of low economic growth. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 97718 JUN 23, 2015

Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar; Lopez,J. Humberto

The effect of nonbinding agreements on cooperation among forest user groups in Nepal and Ethiopia (English)

This paper summarizes the results from public goods experiments investigating the effect of nonbinding agreements on cooperation. Unlike previous studies, this experimental study was conducted among members of forest user groups in Ethiopia and Nepal with long histories of social interdependence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7325 JUN 22, 2015

Dannenberg,Astrid; Martinsson,Peter

Hayek, local information, and the decentralization of state-owned enterprises in China (English)

Hayek argues that local knowledge is a key for understanding whether production should be decentralized. This paper tests Hayek’s predictions by examining the causes of the Chinese government’s decision to decentralize state-owned enterprises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7321 JUN 22, 2015

Huang,Zhangkai; Li,Lixing; Ma,Guangrong; Xu,L. Colin

Small firms’ formalization : the stick treatment (English)

Firm informality is pervasive throughout the developing world, Bangladesh being no exception. The informal status of many firms substantially reduces the tax basis and therefore impacts the provision of public goods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7318 JUN 22, 2015

De Giorgi,Giacomo; Ploenzke,Matthew; Rahman,Aminur

Effects of income inequality on aggregate output (English)

This paper estimates the effect of income inequality on real gross domestic product per capita using a panel of 104 countries during the period 1970–2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7317 JUN 22, 2015

Brueckner,Markus; Lederman,Daniel

Moldova - Strengthening the Effectiveness of the Social Safety Net Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Strengthening the Effectiveness of the Social Safety Net Project for Moldova is to improve the efficiency and equity of Moldovas safety net through a fiscally sustainable expansion and strengthening of the Ajutor social program. ... See More +

Project Paper RES19200 JUN 22, 2015

Smolyar,Yuliya

Seeking shared prosperity through trade (English)

Increasing the trade integration of developing countries can make a vital contribution to boosting shared prosperity, but it also exposes producers and consumers to exogenous shocks that alter relative prices, sometimes positively and sometimes negatively. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7314 JUN 17, 2015

Cali,Massimiliano; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Ruppert Bulmer,Elizabeth N.

Energy subsidies reform in Jordan : welfare implications of different scenarios (English)

Facing a fiscal crisis, Jordan initiated substantial petroleum subsidy reforms in 2012. The government has also long contemplated how to cut electricity subsidies, which surpass the fiscal burdens imposed by the petroleum subsidies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7313 JUN 17, 2015

Atamanov,Aziz; Jellema,Jon Robbert; Serajuddin,Umar

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

Estimating the gravity model when zero trade flows are frequent and economically determined (English)

This paper evaluates the performance of alternative estimators of the gravity equation when zero trade flows result from economically-based data-generating processes with heteroscedastic residuals and potentially-omitted variables. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7308 JUN 16, 2015

Martin,William J.; Pham,Cong S.

Firms’ locational choice and infrastructure development in Tanzania : instrumental variable spatial autoregressive model (English)

Agglomeration economies are among the most important factors in increasing firm productivity. However, there is little evidence supportive of this in Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7305 JUN 15, 2015

Iimi,Atsushi; Humphreys,Richard Martin; Melibaeva,Sevara

Export diversification in Africa : the importance of good trade logistics (English)

Economic activity in many African countries remains highly concentrated and exports are often dominated by mineral resources or a few primary products. ... See More +

Working Paper 97402 JUN 15, 2015

Huria,Ankur; Brenton,Paul

Is the WTO passe ? (English)

The WTO has delivered policy outcomes that are very different from those likely to emerge out of the recent wave of preferential trade agreements (PTAs). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7304 JUN 12, 2015

Bagwell,Kyle; Bown,Chad P.; Staiger,Robert W.

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High-powered incentives and communication failure (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 WPS7345 Policy Research Working Paper
The consumption, income, and wealth of the poorest: cross-sectional facts of rural and urban Sub-Saharan Africa for macroeconomists (English)
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JUN 25, 2015 WPS7337 Policy Research Working Paper
When elites meet : decentralization, power-sharing, and public goods provision in post-conflict Sierra Leone (English)
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JUN 24, 2015 WPS7335 Policy Research Working Paper
Ethiopia - Second Electricity Access (Rural) Expansion Project (English)
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JUN 24, 2015 ICR3135 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Latent trade diversification and its relevance for macroeconomic stability (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7332 Policy Research Working Paper
El Salvador - Systematic country diagnostic : building on strengths for a new generation (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 97718 Country Assistance Strategy Document
The effect of nonbinding agreements on cooperation among forest user groups in Nepal and Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7325 Policy Research Working Paper
Hayek, local information, and the decentralization of state-owned enterprises in China (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7321 Policy Research Working Paper
Small firms’ formalization : the stick treatment (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7318 Policy Research Working Paper
Effects of income inequality on aggregate output (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7317 Policy Research Working Paper
Moldova - Strengthening the Effectiveness of the Social Safety Net Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 RES19200 Project Paper
Pakistan - Second Fiscally Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Development Policy Credit : chair summary (English)
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JUN 18, 2015 97549 Board Summary
Seeking shared prosperity through trade (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7314 Policy Research Working Paper
Energy subsidies reform in Jordan : welfare implications of different scenarios (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7313 Policy Research Working Paper
The socioeconomic impacts of energy reform in Tunisia : a simulation approach (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7312 Policy Research Working Paper
Burkina Faso and Republic of Cote d’Ivoire - First Regional Trade Facilitation and Competitiveness Development Policy Operation Project : board summary (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 97497 Board Summary
Estimating the gravity model when zero trade flows are frequent and economically determined (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 WPS7308 Policy Research Working Paper
Firms’ locational choice and infrastructure development in Tanzania : instrumental variable spatial autoregressive model (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 WPS7305 Policy Research Working Paper
Export diversification in Africa : the importance of good trade logistics (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 97402 Working Paper
Is the WTO passe ? (English)
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JUN 12, 2015 WPS7304 Policy Research Working Paper