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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 individual's 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

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 : a review of the World Bank's recent experience (English)

Increasing recognition that investments in early childhood development (ECD) are essential for children to reach their full potential has led development agencies, including the World Bank, to place a higher priority on young children in their partnership with countries. ... See More +

Brief 93206 NOV 01, 2014

Sayre, Rebecca Kraft; Wodon, Quentin T.

Investing in young children : an elearning course (English)

A child's 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.

Exploiting externalities to estimate the long-term effects of early childhood deworming (English)

This paper investigates whether a large-scale deworming intervention aimed at primary school pupils in western Kenya had long-term effects on young children in the region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7052 OCT 01, 2014

Ozier, Owen

World development report 2015 : mind, society, and behavior - chair summary (English)

Board Summary 92893 AUG 28, 2014

Liberia - Youth, Employment, Skills Project : additional financing (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 89713 JUL 09, 2014

Learning and results in World Bank operations : how the Bank learns - evaluation one (English)

Knowledge, learning, and innovation are one of eight objectives that will be monitored in the Bank's new strategy. The independent evaluation group (IEG) is conducting a program of learning and results evaluations to promote a better understanding of how the World Bank acquires, captures, and transfers knowledge and learning in its lending operations, and what scope there is for improving. ... See More +

Working Paper 89421 JUL 01, 2014

Carvalho, Soniya; Heath, John; Gaarder, Marie; Jimenez, Emmanuel; Heider, Caroline

World development report 2015 : mind and society - how a better understanding of human behavior can improve development policy (English)

Individuals' lives are filled with decisions. Until recently, most economists have assumed that people choose among objective, well-understood options. ... See More +

Board Report 89500 JUL 01, 2014

Hoff, Karla; Gauri, Varun

A comparative study of ex-combatant reintegration in the African great lakes region : trajectories, processes, and paradoxes (English)

This study explores the reintegration processes that ex-combatants, as well as the communities that receive them, go through in the transition from being soldiers to being civilians across the Great Lakes region (GLR) of Africa (Uganda, Rwanda, DRC, RoC, and Burundi). ... See More +

Working Paper 92605 JUL 01, 2014

Rhea, Randolph; Cao, Qinyu

Kenya - Strengthening the Accounting Profession Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 88897 JUN 19, 2014

2014 review of staff compensation for the World Bank Group (English)

This paper presents the results of the 2014 review of World Bank Group staff compensation. The main objective of this paper is to seek Board approval (i) for the 2014 (FY15) structure adjustments for WBG Washington-appointed staff and country office staff, and (ii) to set aside funds for the FY15 non-salary programs. ... See More +

Board Report 92824 JUN 12, 2014

Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) : work program and budget (FY15) and indicative plan (FY16-17) (English)

This document presents the work program and budget proposal for FY15 for the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) and indicative plans for FY16-17. ... See More +

Board Report 88079 JUN 02, 2014

Pay flexibility and government performance : a multicountry study (English)

This study examines whether financial incentives through pay flexibility can improve the performance of staff in government bureaucracies. Its main messages for pay policy are pay flexibility can improve performance, pay flexibility works most strikingly in changing managerial behavior. ... See More +

Working Paper 88486 JUN 01, 2014

Benchmarking public policy : methodological insights from measurement of school based management (English)

This working paper presents a benchmarking analysis of School Based Management (SBM) using empirical data from the Philippines. School based management is widely used as a policy tool in many countries that seek to improve the quality of service delivery through decentralization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6938 JUN 01, 2014

Parandekar, Suhas D.

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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
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 : a review of the World Bank's recent experience (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 93206 Brief
Investing in young children : an elearning course (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 93787 Brief
Exploiting externalities to estimate the long-term effects of early childhood deworming (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7052 Policy Research Working Paper
World development report 2015 : mind, society, and behavior - chair summary (English)
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AUG 28, 2014 92893 Board Summary
Liberia - Youth, Employment, Skills Project : additional financing (English)
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JUL 09, 2014 89713 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Learning and results in World Bank operations : how the Bank learns - evaluation one (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89421 Working Paper
World development report 2015 : mind and society - how a better understanding of human behavior can improve development policy (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89500 Board Report
A comparative study of ex-combatant reintegration in the African great lakes region : trajectories, processes, and paradoxes (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 92605 Working Paper
Kenya - Strengthening the Accounting Profession Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUN 19, 2014 88897 Procurement Plan
2014 review of staff compensation for the World Bank Group (English)
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JUN 12, 2014 92824 Board Report
Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) : work program and budget (FY15) and indicative plan (FY16-17) (English)
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JUN 02, 2014 88079 Board Report
Pay flexibility and government performance : a multicountry study (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88486 Working Paper
Benchmarking public policy : methodological insights from measurement of school based management (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6938 Policy Research Working Paper