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Re-re-reply to "the impact of microcredit on the poor in Bangladesh : revisiting the evidence" (English)

"The Impact of Microcredit on the Poor in Bangladesh: Revisiting the Evidence," by David Roodman and Jonathan Morduch (2014) (henceforth RM) is the most recent of a sequence of papers and web postings that seeks to refute the findings of the Pitt and Khandker (1998; henceforth PK) article "The Impact of Group-Based Credit on Poor Households in Bangladesh: Does the Gender of Participants Matter?" ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6801 MAR 01, 2014

Pitt, Mark M.

The effects of the intensity, timing, and persistence of personal history of mobility on support for redistribution (English)

This paper examines the association between the intensity, timing, and persistence of personal history of mobility on individual support for redistribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6803 MAR 01, 2014

Dabalen, Andrew; Parinduri, Rasyad; Paul, Saumik

The state of STEM research in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related research output and impact are related to a region’s long-run economic development. 2) The overall publication output by Sub-Saharan Africa has increased over the past ten years, but not all subregions have grown at the same pace. 3) While relative output in the Health Sciences has increased, relative output in the Physical Sciences/STEM has been stagnant. 4) The impact of research in the Health Sciences is much greater than that in Physical Sciences/STEM, even after controlling for differences in citation norms. 5) Science is an international enterprise, and research collaboration is an important driver of success. ... See More +

Brief 86061 MAR 01, 2014

French

The state of STEM research in Sub-Saharan Africa : Situation de la recherche dans les STIM en Afrique subsaharienne (French)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related research output and impact are related to a region’s long-run economic development. 2) The overall publication output by Sub-Saharan Africa has increased over the past ten years, but not all subregions have grown at the same pace. 3) While relative output in the Health Sciences has increased, relative output in the Physical Sciences/STEM has been stagnant. 4) The impact of research in the Health Sciences is much greater than that in Physical Sciences/STEM, even after controlling for differences in citation norms. 5) Science is an international enterprise, and research collaboration is an important driver of success. ... See More +

Brief 86061 MAR 01, 2014

English

Vietnam - Preparation Technical Assistance (TA) Facility Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 86213 MAR 01, 2014

Designing experiments to measure spillover effects (English)

This paper formalizes the design of experiments intended specifically to study spillover effects. By first randomizing the intensity of treatment within clusters and then randomly assigning individual treatment conditional on this cluster-level intensity, a novel set of treatment effects can be identified. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6824 MAR 01, 2014

Baird, Sarah; Bohren, Aislinn; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk

Why don't poor countries do R&D ? (English)

Using a global panel on research and development (R&D) expenditures, this paper documents that on average poor countries do far less R&D than rich as a share of GDP. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6811 MAR 01, 2014

Goni, Edwin; Maloney, William F.

Size and age of establishments: evidence from developing countries (English)

Survey data from 120 developing countries are used to examine the relation between establishment size and age in the formal sector. Existing research suggests that manufacturing establishments in developing countries do not grow over time, most likely because of market imperfections and regulations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6718 DEC 01, 2013

Ayyagari, Meghana; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Maksimovic, Vojislav

Uganda - Agricultural Technology and Agribusiness Advisory Services Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 83759 NOV 01, 2013

Education resilience research training in South Asia : a transformative and capacity building agenda (English)

The Resilience in Education Settings (RES)-Research training module, designed by the Education Resilience Approaches (ERA) Program, builds on the capacities of academics and education practitioners in fragile, conflict and violence affected contexts to undertake locally relevant and rigorous education resilience research. ... See More +

Brief 84858 NOV 01, 2013

Western Balkans regional research and development strategy for innovation : overview of the research and innovation sector in the Western Balkans (English)

This overview of the research sector in the Western Balkans is a companion piece to the Western Balkans regional research and development (R and D) strategy for innovation. ... See More +

Working Paper 82010 OCT 21, 2013

Correa, Paulo; Zuniga, Pluvia; De Rosa, Donato; Vujovic, Dusan; Qasim, Qursum; Myburgh, Andrew; Lundkvist, Petter; Subhash, Hari

Western Balkans regional research and development strategy for innovation (English)

A coordinated effort to develop a regional research and development (R and D) strategy for innovation was launched by the Joint Statement of Sarajevo, signed on April 24, 2009, by the ministers from the Western Balkans (WB) responsible for science and research; the European Union (EU) commissioner for science and research; and the Czech Republic Presidency of the Council of the European Union, under the auspices of the regional cooperation council secretary general. ... See More +

Working Paper 82011 OCT 21, 2013

Evaluation of development programs : randomized controlled trials or regressions ? (English)

Can project evaluation methods be used to evaluate programs: complex interventions involving multiple activities? A program evaluation cannot be based simply on separate evaluations of its components if interactions between the activities are important. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6587 SEP 01, 2013

Elbers, Chris; Gunning, Jan Willem

The use of random geographic cluster sampling to survey pastoralists (English)

Livestock are an important component of rural livelihoods in developing countries, but data about this source of income and wealth are difficult to collect because of the nomadic and semi-nomadic nature of many pastoralist populations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6589 SEP 01, 2013

Himelein, Kristen; Eckman, Stephanie; Murray, Siobhan

One-time transfers of cash or capital have long-lasting effects on microenterprises in Sri Lanka (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled One-time transfers of cash or capital have long-lasting effects on microenterprises in Sri Lanka, conducted during the time period between 2005 to 2007 in Sri Lanka. ... See More +

Brief 81396 AUG 14, 2013

Mel, Suresh De; McKenzie, David; Woodruff, Christopher

When is capital enough to get female enterprises growing? Evidence from a randomized experiment in Ghana (English)

This brief summarizes the when is capital enough to get female enterprises growing? Evidence from a randomized experiment in Ghana. The treatment was staggered from May 2009-February 2010. ... See More +

Brief 81522 AUG 14, 2013

Fafchamps, Marcel; McKenzie, David; Quinn, Simon; Woodruff, Christopher

Growth and volatility analysis using wavelets (English)

The magnitude and persistence of growth in gross domestic product are topics of intense scrutiny by economists. Although the existing techniques provide a range of tools to study the nature of growth and volatility time series, these usually come with shortcomings, including the need to arbitrarily define acceleration spells, and focus on a particular frequency at a time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6578 AUG 01, 2013

Maslova, Inga; Onder, Harun; Sanghi, Apurva

Vietnam - Project Preparation Technical Assistance (TA) Facility Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 80444 JUL 30, 2013

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Knowledge building environmentally sustainable infrastructure platform : Plataforma de conocimiento construccion ambientalmente sostenible de infraestructura (Spanish)
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Re-re-reply to "the impact of microcredit on the poor in Bangladesh : revisiting the evidence" (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6801 Policy Research Working Paper
The effects of the intensity, timing, and persistence of personal history of mobility on support for redistribution (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6803 Policy Research Working Paper
The state of STEM research in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86061 Brief French
The state of STEM research in Sub-Saharan Africa : Situation de la recherche dans les STIM en Afrique subsaharienne (French)
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MAR 01, 2014 86061 Brief English
Vietnam - Preparation Technical Assistance (TA) Facility Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86213 Procurement Plan
Designing experiments to measure spillover effects (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6824 Policy Research Working Paper
Why don't poor countries do R&D ? (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6811 Policy Research Working Paper
Size and age of establishments: evidence from developing countries (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6718 Policy Research Working Paper
Uganda - Agricultural Technology and Agribusiness Advisory Services Project : procurement plan (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 83759 Procurement Plan
Education resilience research training in South Asia : a transformative and capacity building agenda (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 84858 Brief
Vietnam - Project Preparation Technical Assistance (TA) Facility Project : procurement plan for Thai Nguyen (English)
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OCT 23, 2013 82005 Procurement Plan
Western Balkans regional research and development strategy for innovation : overview of the research and innovation sector in the Western Balkans (English)
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OCT 21, 2013 82010 Working Paper
Western Balkans regional research and development strategy for innovation (English)
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OCT 21, 2013 82011 Working Paper
Evaluation of development programs : randomized controlled trials or regressions ? (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6587 Policy Research Working Paper
The use of random geographic cluster sampling to survey pastoralists (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6589 Policy Research Working Paper
One-time transfers of cash or capital have long-lasting effects on microenterprises in Sri Lanka (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81396 Brief
When is capital enough to get female enterprises growing? Evidence from a randomized experiment in Ghana (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81522 Brief
Growth and volatility analysis using wavelets (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6578 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Project Preparation Technical Assistance (TA) Facility Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUL 30, 2013 80444 Procurement Plan