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Re-evaluating microfinance : evidence from propensity score matching (English)

This paper evaluates effectiveness of microfinance using Propensity Score Matching (PSM) method applied to data collected in a recent randomized control trial. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8028 APR 17, 2017

Cintina,Inna; Love,Inessa Disclosed

Health impact and effectiveness of distribution models for plastic latrine slabs in Kenya (English)

Brief 113227 MAR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Seasonality of rural finance (English)

Simultaneity of borrowing, withdrawal of savings, and loan defaults due to the pronounced seasonality of ag-riculture often leads to investment failure of rural financial institutions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7986 FEB 28, 2017

Khandker,Shahidur R.; Samad,Hussain A.; Badruddoza,Syed Disclosed

Agent banking in a highly under-developed financial sector : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

The paper provides evidence on the number and volume of financial transactions undertaken by agents (local businesses that double as more convenient, lower cost alternatives to formal branches) of the largest microfinance institution operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7984 FEB 27, 2017

Cull,Robert J.; Gine,Xavier; Harten,Sven; Rusu,Anca Bogdana Disclosed

Egypt - Strengthening Microfinance Sector for Promoting Inclusion Program -for-Results Project (English)

Program Information Document 113653 JAN 23, 2017

Mohamed,Karim Badr El-Din Arabic Disclosed

Microinsurance catastrophe risk organisation (MICRO) : Haiti (English)

This brief talks about the natural catastrophe and weather index insurance in Haiti. Haiti is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world with earthquakes, hurricanes and flashfloods. ... See More +

Brief 113744 JAN 01, 2017

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Microfinance and index insurance : testing business models in the agricultural sector (English)

While access to credit is a key instrument toalleviate rural poverty, microfinance institutions(MFIs) are often unable to expand their agriculturelending portfolio. ... See More +

Brief 113733 DEC 01, 2016

Assah,Fatou C.; Sberro-Kessler,Rachel Disclosed

Indonesia : Project snapshot (English)

Around 133 million people in Indonesia live in or near high-risk earthquake zones, with economic exposure reaching an estimated USD 79 billion. ... See More +

Brief 113730 NOV 08, 2016

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The microfinance business model : enduring subsidy and modest profit (English)

Recent evidence suggests only modest social and economic impacts of microfinance. Favorable cost-benefit ratios then depend on low costs. This paper uses proprietary data on 1,335 microfinance institutions between 2005 and 2009, jointly serving 80.1 million borrowers, to calculate the costs of microfinance and other elements of the microfinance business model. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7786 AUG 08, 2016

Cull,Robert J.; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Morduch,Jonathan J. Disclosed

Facilitating access to finance for household investment in sanitation in Bangladesh (English)

These nine case studies were prepared by the World Bank’s Water Global Practice to highlight existing blended finance experiences in the water sector. ... See More +

Brief 107975 AUG 01, 2016

Disclosed

Expediting trade : impact evaluation of an in-house clearance program (English)

Despite the importance of trade facilitation as an area of trade and development policy, there have been very few impact evaluations of specific trade facilitation reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7708 JUN 20, 2016

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Berg,Claudia N. Disclosed

Vietnam - Distribution Efficiency Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Distribution Efficiency Project for Vietnam is to improve the efficiency of Vietnam's power corporations in delivering power distribution and retail supply services, through supply and demand side interventions. ... See More +

Project Paper RES23924 JUN 16, 2016

Vu,Huong Thi Thu Disclosed

Statement of loans for May 2016 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 106314 MAY 31, 2016

Disclosed

Commercialization and mission drift : evidence from a large Chinese microfinance institution (English)

Front-line loan officers of microfinance institutions are important in acquiring information on potential borrowers and selecting them in accordance with the microfinance institution's mission. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7680 MAY 23, 2016

Jia,Xiangping; Cull,Robert J.; Guo,Pei; Ma,Tao Disclosed

Can business owners form accurate counterfactuals ? eliciting treatment and control beliefs about their outcomes in the alternative treatment status (English)

A survey of participants in a large-scale business plan competition experiment, in which winners received an average of US$50,000 each, is used to elicit beliefs about what the outcomes would have been in the alternative treatment status. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7668 MAY 10, 2016

Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

The impact of business support services for small and medium enterprises on firm performance in low- and middle-income countries : a meta-analysis (English)

Interventions designed to support small and medium enterprises are popular among policy makers, given the role small and medium enterprises play in job creation around the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7664 MAY 09, 2016

Disclosed

Property rights for fishing cooperatives : how (and how well) do they work ? (English)

Devolving property rights to local institutions has emerged as a compelling management strategy for natural resource management in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7662 MAY 05, 2016

Aburto-Oropeza,Octavio; Leslie,Heather M.; Mack-Crane,Austen; Nagavarapu,Sriniketh Suryasesha; Reddy,Sheila M.W.; Sievanen,Leila Disclosed

Statement of loans for April 2016 : Middle East and North Africa; Others; and South Asia (English)

Working Paper 106293 APR 30, 2016

Disclosed

Statement of loans for April 2016 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 106294 APR 30, 2016

Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Re-evaluating microfinance : evidence from propensity score matching (English)
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APR 17, 2017 WPS8028 Policy Research Working Paper
Health impact and effectiveness of distribution models for plastic latrine slabs in Kenya (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113227 Brief
Seasonality of rural finance (English)
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FEB 28, 2017 WPS7986 Policy Research Working Paper
Agent banking in a highly under-developed financial sector : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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FEB 27, 2017 WPS7984 Policy Research Working Paper
Egypt - Strengthening Microfinance Sector for Promoting Inclusion Program -for-Results Project (English)
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JAN 23, 2017 113653 Program Information Document Arabic
Microinsurance catastrophe risk organisation (MICRO) : Haiti (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113744 Brief
Microfinance and index insurance : testing business models in the agricultural sector (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 113733 Brief
Indonesia : Project snapshot (English)
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NOV 08, 2016 113730 Brief
The microfinance business model : enduring subsidy and modest profit (English)
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AUG 08, 2016 WPS7786 Policy Research Working Paper
Facilitating access to finance for household investment in sanitation in Bangladesh (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 107975 Brief
Expediting trade : impact evaluation of an in-house clearance program (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7708 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Distribution Efficiency Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 RES23924 Project Paper
Statement of loans for May 2016 : Africa (English)
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MAY 31, 2016 106314 Working Paper
Commercialization and mission drift : evidence from a large Chinese microfinance institution (English)
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MAY 23, 2016 WPS7680 Policy Research Working Paper
Can business owners form accurate counterfactuals ? eliciting treatment and control beliefs about their outcomes in the alternative treatment status (English)
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MAY 10, 2016 WPS7668 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of business support services for small and medium enterprises on firm performance in low- and middle-income countries : a meta-analysis (English)
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MAY 09, 2016 WPS7664 Policy Research Working Paper
Property rights for fishing cooperatives : how (and how well) do they work ? (English)
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MAY 05, 2016 WPS7662 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement of loans for May 2016 : Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, Others, South Asia (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 106316 Working Paper
Statement of loans for April 2016 : Middle East and North Africa; Others; and South Asia (English)
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APR 30, 2016 106293 Working Paper
Statement of loans for April 2016 : Africa (English)
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APR 30, 2016 106294 Working Paper