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The cost of fear : the welfare effect of the risk of violence in northern Uganda (English)

Although the effects of insecurity are believed to be important, these have never been directly measured. Previous estimates of the costs of conflict have only captured the joint effect of violence and insecurity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7642 APR 14, 2016

Rockmore,Marc Disclosed

Is random forest a superior methodology for predicting poverty ? an empirical assessment (English)

Random forest is in many fields of research a common method for data driven predictions. Within economics and prediction of poverty, random forest is rarely used. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7612 MAR 18, 2016

Pave Sohnesen,Thomas; Stender,Niels Disclosed

Waemu - Regional Program to Harmonize and Modernize Living Conditions Surveys Project (English)

The development objective of the Regional Program to Harmonize and Modernize Living Conditions Surveys Project for West African Economic and Monetary Union (Waemu) is to support the WAEMU Commission at strengthening the capacity of its member countries to conduct living conditions surveys that meet harmonized, regional standards, and to make the collected micro-data publicly accessible. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1613 MAR 08, 2016

Disclosed

The impact of violence on individual risk preferences : evidence from a natural experiment (English)

This study estimates the impact of Kenya’s post-election violence on individual risk preferences. Because the crisis interrupted a longitudinal survey of more than five thousand Kenyan youth, this timing creates plausibly exogenous variation in exposure to civil conflict by the time of the survey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7440 OCT 14, 2015

Jakiela,Pamela; Ozier,Owen Disclosed

Nowcasting prices using Google trends : an application to Central America (English)

The objective of this study is to assess the possibility of using Internet search keyword data for forecasting price series in Central America, focusing on Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Honduras. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7398 AUG 19, 2015

Seabold,Skipper; Coppola,Andrea Disclosed

Kenya - Statistics Program-for-Results Project (English)

The development objective of the Statistics Program (SP)-for-Results Project for Kenya is to support the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) to generate better and more accessible data to inform policy-makers and contribute to strengthening its capacity. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 98312 AUG 19, 2015

Disclosed

Estimating local poverty measures using satellite images : a pilot application to Central America (English)

Several studies have used satellite measures of human activity to complement measures of economic production. This paper builds on those studies by considering satellite measures for improving poverty measures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7329 JUN 23, 2015

Klemens,Ben; Coppola,Andrea; Shron,Max Disclosed

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. Disclosed

Kenya - Statistics Program-for-Results Project (English)

Program Information Document PID25984 MAY 04, 2015

Yifru,Senait Kassa Disclosed

Statistics for Results Facility Catalytic Fund (SRF-CF) annual report 2015 (English)

The Statistics for Results Facility (SRF) is a multi-donor supported initiative, funded by the United Kingdom and the Netherlands and managed by the World Bank, to increase the level of investment in statistical systems in developing countries and to improve the effectiveness of support from donors. ... See More +

Annual Report 96854 MAY 01, 2015

Disclosed

Data deprivation : another deprivation to end (English)

The Millennium Development Goal of halving the incidence of extreme poverty from its 1990 level will be achieved in 2015, and the international development community is now moving to a new goal of “ending extreme poverty.” ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7252 APR 28, 2015

Serajuddin,Umar; Uematsu,Hiroki; Wieser,Christina; Yoshida,Nobuo; Dabalen,Andrew L. Disclosed

Independent evaluation of the Marrakech action plan for statistics : evaluation report (English)

The Marrakesh action plan for statistics (MAPS) was created in 2004 as an important component of an informal partnership whose main goal is to help develop and strengthen national statistical systems through six specific actions with target dates aiming to prepare the way for sustainable improvement in statistical capacity. ... See More +

Working Paper 96525 MAR 01, 2015

Ngo,Brian T. Disclosed

Solar resource mapping in Malawi : model validation report (English)

ESMAP Paper 97940 MAR 01, 2015

Suri, Marcel; Cebecauer, Tomas; Skoczek, Artur; Suriova, Nada Disclosed

Analyzing data from a national assessment of educational achievement (English)

This fourth volume of the National Assessment of Educational Achievement series is comprised of two parts and provides step-by-step details on how to analyze data collected in a national assessment. ... See More +

Publication 94732 FEB 01, 2015

Cartwright,Fernando; Greaney, Vincent [editor]; Kellaghan, Thomas [editor]; Shiel, Gerry Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, French Disclosed

Measuring risk preferences in rural Ethiopia : risk tolerance and exogenous income proxies (English)

Risk-aversion has generally been found to decrease in income. This may lead one to expect that poor countries will be more risk-averse than rich countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7137 DEC 01, 2014

Vieider, Ferdinand M.; Beyene, Abebe; Bluffstone, Randall; Dissanayake, Sahan; Gebreegziabher, Zenebe; Martinsson, Peter; Mekonnen, Alemu Disclosed

Solar resource mapping in Zambia : model validation report (English)

ESMAP Paper 98032 NOV 01, 2014

Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic - Implementation of the National Strategy for Development of Statistics Project (English)

Project Information Document 91125 SEP 19, 2014

Disclosed

Estimating poverty in the absence of consumption data : the case of Liberia (English)

In much of the developing world, the demand for high frequency quality household data for poverty monitoring and program design far outstrips the capacity of the statistics bureau to provide such data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7024 SEP 01, 2014

Dabalen, Andrew; Graham, Errol; Himelein, Kristen; Mungai, Rose Disclosed

GLS estimation and empirical bayes prediction for linear mixed models with Heteroskedasticity and sampling weights : a background study for the POVMAP project (English)

This note adapts results by Huang and Hidiroglou (2003) on Generalized Least Squares estimation and Empirical Bayes prediction for linear mixed models with sampling weights. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7028 SEP 01, 2014

van der Weide, Roy Disclosed

Updating poverty estimates at frequent intervals in the absence of consumption data : methods and illustration with reference to a middle-income country (English)

Obtaining consistent estimates on poverty over time as well as monitoring poverty trends on a timely basis is a priority concern for policy makers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7043 SEP 01, 2014

Dang, Hai-Anh H.; Lanjouw, Peter F.; Serajuddin, Umar Disclosed

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The cost of fear : the welfare effect of the risk of violence in northern Uganda (English)
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APR 14, 2016 WPS7642 Policy Research Working Paper
Is random forest a superior methodology for predicting poverty ? an empirical assessment (English)
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MAR 18, 2016 WPS7612 Policy Research Working Paper
Waemu - Regional Program to Harmonize and Modernize Living Conditions Surveys Project (English)
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MAR 08, 2016 PAD1613 Project Appraisal Document
The impact of violence on individual risk preferences : evidence from a natural experiment (English)
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OCT 14, 2015 WPS7440 Policy Research Working Paper
Nowcasting prices using Google trends : an application to Central America (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 WPS7398 Policy Research Working Paper
Kenya - Statistics Program-for-Results Project (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 98312 Project Appraisal Document
Estimating local poverty measures using satellite images : a pilot application to Central America (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7329 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Kenya - Statistics Program-for-Results Project (English)
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MAY 04, 2015 PID25984 Program Information Document
Statistics for Results Facility Catalytic Fund (SRF-CF) annual report 2015 (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96854 Annual Report
Data deprivation : another deprivation to end (English)
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APR 28, 2015 WPS7252 Policy Research Working Paper
Independent evaluation of the Marrakech action plan for statistics : evaluation report (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 96525 Working Paper
Solar resource mapping in Malawi : model validation report (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 97940 ESMAP Paper
Analyzing data from a national assessment of educational achievement (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94732 Publication Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, French
Measuring risk preferences in rural Ethiopia : risk tolerance and exogenous income proxies (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7137 Policy Research Working Paper
Solar resource mapping in Zambia : model validation report (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 98032 ESMAP Paper
Kyrgyz Republic - Implementation of the National Strategy for Development of Statistics Project (English)
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SEP 19, 2014 91125 Project Information Document
Estimating poverty in the absence of consumption data : the case of Liberia (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7024 Policy Research Working Paper
GLS estimation and empirical bayes prediction for linear mixed models with Heteroskedasticity and sampling weights : a background study for the POVMAP project (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7028 Policy Research Working Paper
Updating poverty estimates at frequent intervals in the absence of consumption data : methods and illustration with reference to a middle-income country (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7043 Policy Research Working Paper