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How survey-to-survey imputation can fail (English)

This paper proposes diagnostics to assess the accuracy of survey-to-survey imputation methods and applies them to examine why imputing from the Household Income and Expenditure Survey into the Labor Force Survey fails to accurately project poverty trends in Sri Lanka between 2006 and 2009. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6961 JUL 01, 2014

Newhouse, D.; Shivakumaran, S.; Takamatsu, S.; Yoshida, N.

Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (English)

This paper proposes a method for estimating distribution functions that are associated with the nested errors in linear mixed models. The estimator incorporates Empirical Bayes prediction while making minimal assumptions about the shape of the error distributions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6962 JUL 01, 2014

Elbers, Chris; van der Weide, Roy

Open data challenges and opportunities for national statistical offices (English)

Open Data initiatives are transforming how governments and other public institutions interact and provide services to their constituents. They increase transparency and value to citizens, reduce inefficiencies and barriers to information, enable data-driven applications that improve public service delivery, and provide public data that can stimulate innovative business opportunities. ... See More +

Working Paper 89383 JUL 01, 2014

South Sudan - Statistical Capacity Building Project (English)

The development objective of the Statistical Capacity Building Project for South Sudan is to strengthen the capacity of statistics producers in South Sudan to produce and disseminate official statistics. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD580 JUN 19, 2014

New coincident and leading indicators for the Lebanese economy (English)

Weak economic statistics in Lebanon impede economic analysis and decision making. This paper presents a new coincident indicator and a leading indicator for the Lebanese economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6950 JUN 01, 2014

Matta, Samer

Ukraine - Development of the State Statistics System for Monitoring the Social and Economic Transformation Project (English)

The overall outcome rating of the Development of the State Statistics System for Monitoring the Social and Economic Transformation Project for Ukraine was judged to be satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2092 MAY 20, 2014

Uganda : identifying and producing core Livestock indicators (English)

Recognizing that any sustainable improvements in agricultural statistics build on close cooperation among major users and suppliers of data, the Uganda Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) and the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for joint implementation of data activities. ... See More +

Brief 86441 MAY 01, 2014

Sserugga, Joseph ; Okello, Patrick ; Pica-Ciamarra, Ugo French

Testing new approaches to mapping livestock variables in Uganda : integrating census and survey data (English)

There is evidence that livestock provide a multitude of livelihood services to farm households. They are a source of food, cash income, draught power and hauling services, saving and insurance, dung, and social capital. ... See More +

Brief 86440 MAY 01, 2014

Azzarri, Carlo ; Cross, Elisabeth French

Statistics for Results Facility Catalytic Fund (SRF-CF) annual report 2014 (English)

The report describes the Statistics for Results Facility (SRF) and Catalytic Fund (CF) approach, highlights the key findings and recommendations of the SRF Evaluation carried out during the second half of 2013, presents progress of the pilot activities over the period May 2013-May 2014, discusses developments in the SRF Results Framework, and defines the next steps for the SRF. ... See More +

Annual Report 88365 MAY 01, 2014

Trust Fund for statistical capacity building, annual progress report : April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014 (English)

This report covers the activities of the Trust Fund for the 12 months, from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014 and sets out how future activities are expected to change to meet the requirements of BAPS. ... See More +

Annual Report 88510 MAY 01, 2014

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.

International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for September 2013 (English)

This issue of the International Comparison Program (ICP) newsletter includes the following headings: fifty-ninth International Statistical Institute (ISI) World Statistics Congress, ICP Toolkit V5.1, regional activities, and a special interview with Angus Deaton. ... See More +

Newsletter 83980 SEP 30, 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

Open data for resilience in the Caribbean (English)

Data is essential to inform decisions aimed at reducing disaster risk. In the Caribbean- considered one of the most vulnerable regions in the world - governments face two fundamental decisions when it comes to disaster risk reduction: where and how to build. ... See More +

Brief 82613 SEP 01, 2013

Spanish

Open data for resilience in the Caribbean : Datos de libre acceso para la capacidad de adaptación en el Caribe (Spanish)

Data is essential to inform decisions aimed at reducing disaster risk. In the Caribbean- considered one of the most vulnerable regions in the world - governments face two fundamental decisions when it comes to disaster risk reduction: where and how to build. ... See More +

Brief 82613 SEP 01, 2013

English

The impact of government support on firm R&D investments : a meta-analysis (English)

This paper applies meta-analysis techniques to a sample of 37 studies published during 2004-2011. These papers assess the impact of direct subsidies on business research and development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6532 JUL 01, 2013

Correa, Paulo; Andres, Luis; Borja-Vega, Christian

International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for June 2013 (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: eighth technical advisory group meeting; ninth regional coordinators' meeting; special interview seven Mr. ... See More +

Newsletter 80662 JUN 30, 2013

PPML estimation of dynamic discrete choice models with aggregate shocks (English)

This paper introduces a computationally efficient method for estimating structural parameters of dynamic discrete choice models with large choice sets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6480 JUN 01, 2013

Artuc, Erhan

Misunderestimating corruption (English)

Estimates of the extent of corruption rely largely on self-reports of individuals, business managers, and government officials. Yet it is well known that survey respondents are reticent to tell the truth about activities to which social and legal stigma are attached, implying a downward bias in survey-based estimates of corruption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6488 JUN 01, 2013

Kraay, Aart; Murrell, Peter

Missing(ness) in action : selectivity bias in GPS-based land area measurements (English)

Land area is a fundamental component of agricultural statistics, and of analyses undertaken by agricultural economists. While household surveys in developing countries have traditionally relied on farmers' own, potentially error-prone, land area assessments, the availability of affordable and reliable Global Positioning System (GPS) units has made GPS-based area measurement a practical alternative. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6490 JUN 01, 2013

Zezza, Alberto; Kilic, Talip; Savastano, Sara; Carletto, Calogero

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How survey-to-survey imputation can fail (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6961 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6962 Policy Research Working Paper
Open data challenges and opportunities for national statistical offices (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89383 Working Paper
South Sudan - Statistical Capacity Building Project (English)
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JUN 19, 2014 PAD580 Project Appraisal Document
New coincident and leading indicators for the Lebanese economy (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6950 Policy Research Working Paper
Ukraine - Development of the State Statistics System for Monitoring the Social and Economic Transformation Project (English)
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MAY 20, 2014 ICR2092 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Uganda : identifying and producing core Livestock indicators (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 86441 Brief French
Testing new approaches to mapping livestock variables in Uganda : integrating census and survey data (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 86440 Brief French
Statistics for Results Facility Catalytic Fund (SRF-CF) annual report 2014 (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88365 Annual Report
Trust Fund for statistical capacity building, annual progress report : April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014 (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88510 Annual Report
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
International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for September 2013 (English)
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SEP 30, 2013 83980 Newsletter
Evaluation of development programs : randomized controlled trials or regressions ? (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6587 Policy Research Working Paper
Open data for resilience in the Caribbean (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 82613 Brief Spanish
Open data for resilience in the Caribbean : Datos de libre acceso para la capacidad de adaptación en el Caribe (Spanish)
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SEP 01, 2013 82613 Brief English
The impact of government support on firm R&D investments : a meta-analysis (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 WPS6532 Policy Research Working Paper
International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for June 2013 (English)
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JUN 30, 2013 80662 Newsletter
PPML estimation of dynamic discrete choice models with aggregate shocks (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6480 Policy Research Working Paper
Misunderestimating corruption (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6488 Policy Research Working Paper
Missing(ness) in action : selectivity bias in GPS-based land area measurements (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6490 Policy Research Working Paper