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The impact of expanding access to early childhood services in rural Indonesia : evidence from two cohorts of children (English)

This paper uses three waves of longitudinal data to examine the impact of expanding access to preschool services in rural areas of Indonesia on two cohorts of children. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7372 JUL 21, 2015

Brinkman,Sally Anne; Hasan,Amer; Jung,Haeil; Kinnell,Angela; Pradhan,Menno Prasad

Parenting education in Indonesia : Review and recommendations to strengthen programs and systems (English)

In an effort to better understand and improve parenting education, the government of Indonesia commissioned a review of its existing programs to discover which programs have been implemented with which types of families and whether they are working to improve parents’ knowledge and behaviors or child outcomes. ... See More +

Publication 97936 JUL 08, 2015

Tomlinson, Heather Biggar; Andina,Syifa

How costly are labor gender gaps ? estimates for the Balkans and Turkey (English)

In this paper, survey data are used to document the presence of gender gaps in self-employment, employership, and labor force participation in seven Balkan countries and Turkey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7319 JUN 22, 2015

Cuberes,David; Teignier,Marc

Colombia - Strengthening the National System of Science, Technology, and Innovation Project : restructuring (English)

The objectives of the Strengthening the National System of Science, Technology, and Innovation Project for Colombia are to strengthen Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation (COLCIENCIAS) capacity to promote human capital for the knowledge economy, research and development (RD) and innovation; and raise awareness of science, technology and innovation in the Colombian society. ... See More +

Project Paper RES18041 JUN 03, 2015

Was Weber right ? the effects of pay for ability and pay for performance on pro-social motivation, ability and effort in the public sector (English)

This paper examines the effects of pecuniary compensation on the ability and motivation of individuals in organizations with non-pecuniary or pro-social missions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7261 MAY 11, 2015

Banuri,Sheheryar; Keefer,Philip E.

India - Madhya Pradesh Higher Education Quality Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (English)

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP786 APR 15, 2015

Impacts of interventions during early childhood on later outcomes : a systematic review (English)

In an effort to bridge the evidence gap, the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) prepared a systematic review that gathers and analyzes the available impact evaluation evidence in developing countries from 1990 to 2013 on whether early childhood interventions shape future outcomes. ... See More +

Working Paper 95984 MAR 31, 2015

Tanner,Jeffery; Candland,Tara Lynn; Odden,Whitney Swan

Pakistan - Punjab Cities Governance Improvement Project : procurement plan for Gujranwala (English)

Procurement Plan 95153 MAR 19, 2015

Pakistan - Punjab Cities Governance Improvement Project : procurement plan for the urban unit (English)

Procurement Plan 95157 MAR 19, 2015

Pakistan - Punjab Cities Governance Improvement Project : procurement plan for Faisalabad (English)

Procurement Plan 95151 MAR 17, 2015

Liberia : does giving people the chance to work reduce conflict and boost peace? (English)

The evaluation found that the program successfully shifted high-risk men from criminal activities into farming. Graduates earned more money than their counterparts who weren’t enrolled in the program, spent less time in illegal work and were less likely to consider fighting as mercenaries in neighboring conflicts. ... See More +

Working Paper 94711 MAR 01, 2015

Debiasing on a roll: changing gambling behavior through experiential learning (English)

This paper tests experiential learning as a debiasing tool against gambling and lottery behavior in South Africa. The study implemented a simple, interactive dice game that simulates worsening winning odds of rolling sixes as more dice are added to the game. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7195 FEB 01, 2015

Abel , Martin; Cole, Shawn; Zia, Bilal

Small miracles -- behavioral insights to improve development policy : World Development Report 2015 (English)

One of the most fruitful advances in modern economics has been the introduction of psychological realism into the model of economic man. The World Development Report 2015 organizes the evidence about how humans actually think and make decisions into a coherent framework useful for designing development policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7197 FEB 01, 2015

Demeritt, Allison; Hoff, Karla

Behavioral economics and social exclusion : can interventions overcome prejudice ? (English)

Behavioral economics recognizes that mental models -- intuitive sets of ideas about how things work -- can bias an individuals perceptions of himself and the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7198 FEB 01, 2015

Hoff, Karla

Wage dynamics, turnover, and human capital : evidence from adolescent transition from school to work in the Philippines (English)

This paper examines wage dynamics and turnover using tracking data of adolescents from the Philippines. The analysis uses individual test scores in grade 6 to proxy abilities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7184 JAN 01, 2015

Yamauchi, Futoshi

Why lesson learning is not so easy : disincentives and recommendations for implementing agencies to learn and document lessons (English)

Learning lessons from demand-side governance or social accountability initiatives is no different in principle than learning lessons in other development projects. ... See More +

Brief 92183 JAN 01, 2015

Plummer, Janelle; Rojvanit, Rawong

Egypt - Early Childhood Education Enhancement Project (English)

The Early Childhood Education Enhancement Project for the Arab Republic of Egypt aimed to support an increase in the access to early childhood education of 4 and 5 year-old children, particularly the disadvantaged, and also to equip kindergarten classes with learning materials. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3220 DEC 29, 2014

Intelligence, personality, and creativity : unleashing the power of intelligence and personality traits to build a creative and innovative economy (English)

Cognitive ability, as measured by IQ and background factors such as socioeconomic status and demographics have historically been seen as the principal determinants of a student’s academic success. ... See More +

Working Paper 92212 NOV 04, 2014

King, Elizabeth; Rogers, Halsey

Developing social-emotional skills for the labor market : the PRACTICE model (English)

Although there is a general agreement in the literature of the importance of social-emotional skills for labor market success, there is little consensus on the specific skills that should be acquired or how and when to teach them. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7123 NOV 01, 2014

Guerra, Nancy; Modecki, Kathryn; Cunningham, Wendy

Investing in young children : an elearning course (English)

A childs earliest years present a window of opportunity to improve outcomes later in life. A growing body of literature demonstrates that lack of investments in children in early years can have dramatic negative consequences for their future ability to learn and lead healthy and productive lives. ... See More +

Brief 93787 NOV 01, 2014

Denboba, A.; McLin, M.; Neuman, M.; Sayre, R.; Wang, Y.; Wodon, Q.

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The impact of expanding access to early childhood services in rural Indonesia : evidence from two cohorts of children (English)
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JUL 21, 2015 WPS7372 Policy Research Working Paper
Parenting education in Indonesia : Review and recommendations to strengthen programs and systems (English)
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JUL 08, 2015 97936 Publication
How costly are labor gender gaps ? estimates for the Balkans and Turkey (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7319 Policy Research Working Paper
Colombia - Strengthening the National System of Science, Technology, and Innovation Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 03, 2015 RES18041 Project Paper
Was Weber right ? the effects of pay for ability and pay for performance on pro-social motivation, ability and effort in the public sector (English)
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MAY 11, 2015 WPS7261 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Madhya Pradesh Higher Education Quality Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (English)
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APR 15, 2015 IPP786 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Impacts of interventions during early childhood on later outcomes : a systematic review (English)
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MAR 31, 2015 95984 Working Paper
Pakistan - Punjab Cities Governance Improvement Project : procurement plan for Gujranwala (English)
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MAR 19, 2015 95153 Procurement Plan
Pakistan - Punjab Cities Governance Improvement Project : procurement plan for the urban unit (English)
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MAR 19, 2015 95157 Procurement Plan
Pakistan - Punjab Cities Governance Improvement Project : procurement plan for Faisalabad (English)
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MAR 17, 2015 95151 Procurement Plan
Liberia : does giving people the chance to work reduce conflict and boost peace? (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94711 Working Paper
Debiasing on a roll: changing gambling behavior through experiential learning (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7195 Policy Research Working Paper
Small miracles -- behavioral insights to improve development policy : World Development Report 2015 (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7197 Policy Research Working Paper
Behavioral economics and social exclusion : can interventions overcome prejudice ? (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7198 Policy Research Working Paper
Wage dynamics, turnover, and human capital : evidence from adolescent transition from school to work in the Philippines (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7184 Policy Research Working Paper
Why lesson learning is not so easy : disincentives and recommendations for implementing agencies to learn and document lessons (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 92183 Brief
Egypt - Early Childhood Education Enhancement Project (English)
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DEC 29, 2014 ICR3220 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Intelligence, personality, and creativity : unleashing the power of intelligence and personality traits to build a creative and innovative economy (English)
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NOV 04, 2014 92212 Working Paper
Developing social-emotional skills for the labor market : the PRACTICE model (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7123 Policy Research Working Paper
Investing in young children : an elearning course (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 93787 Brief