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Middle East and North Africa : parliamentary strengthening in Tunisia and Morocco : Summary of outputs (French,English)

The Parliamentary Strengthening in Tunisia and Morocco project was approved in May 2014 in response to a request from the Parliaments of Tunisia and Morocco for World Bank support to administrative staff and parliamentarians in the area of budget oversight and public engagement. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS18676 JUN 07, 2016

Bteddini,Lida Disclosed

Striving for balance in economics : towards a theory of the social determination of behavior (English)

This paper is an attempt to broaden economic discourse by importing insights into human behavior not just from psychology, but also from sociology and anthropology. ... See More +

Journal Article 105338 JUN 01, 2016

Stiglitz,Joseph E.; Hoff,Karla Disclosed

Report Name: Research digest newsletter Vol. 10 (No. 3) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: The Social Determination of Behavior; Social Norms and Development Economics; Behavioral Insights to Improve Development Policy; Overcoming Behavioral Constraints in Access to Social Programs; Changing Rural Sanitation Behavior in India; Improving the Impact of Financial Education; and Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Crime and Violence. ... See More +

Newsletter 105653 MAY 13, 2016

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Reducing crime and violence : experimental evidence on adult noncognitive investments in Liberia (English)

The paper shows that self-control, time preferences, and values are malleable in adults, and that investments in these skills and preferences reduce crime and violence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7648 APR 20, 2016

Blattman,Christopher; Jamison,Julian C; Sheridan,Margaret Disclosed

When measure matters: coresidency, truncation bias, and intergenerational mobility in developing countries (English)

Biases from truncation caused by coresidency restriction have been a challenge for research on intergenerational mobility. Estimates of intergenerational schooling persistence from two data sets show that the intergenerational regression coefficient, the most widely used measure, is severely biased downward in coresident samples. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7608 MAR 18, 2016

Emran,M. Shahe; Greene,William; Shilpi,Forhad J. Disclosed

Nudging and habit change for open defecation : new tactics from behavioral science (English)

Open defecation (OD) remains a critical global health challenge, affecting almost 1 billion people around the world and contributing significantly to the estimated 842,000 people who die each year because of poor sanitation, hygiene practices, and unsafe water supplies (WHO, 2014). ... See More +

Working Paper 104328 MAR 01, 2016

Neal, David; Vujcic, Jelena; Burns, Rachel; Wood, Wendy; Devine,Jacqueline Disclosed

Indonesia - Can community preschools improve poor children’s development? (English)

In Indonesia, researchers evaluated a project to expand access to early childhood services in the country’s poorest areas by giving communities grants for preschools and providing teacher training and facilitators to encourage use of services. ... See More +

Brief 105171 MAR 01, 2016

Marcus,Aliza Disclosed

Senegal - Do hygiene and handwashing make for better brain development? (English)

Poor hygiene is a particular problem when it comes to children because they are more susceptible to diarrhea and repeated or severe episodes can harm their health and development. ... See More +

Brief 104787 MAR 01, 2016

Marcus,Aliza; Berman,Daphna Disclosed

Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program (TDRP) quarterly report : January - March 2016 (English)

During the third quarter, TDRP activities covered technical assistance, operational and financial support in Central African Republic [CAR], Democratic Republic of Congo [DRC] and Republic of Mali, in addition to the ongoing assistance provided to the African Union [AU] Peace and Security Department in coordination with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations. ... See More +

Working Paper 105310 MAR 01, 2016

Disclosed

Employer voices, employer demands, and implications for public skills development policy connecting the labor and education sectors (English)

Educators believe that they are adequately preparing youth for the labor market while at the same time employers lament the students' lack of skills. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7582 FEB 29, 2016

Cunningham,Wendy; Villasenor,Paula Disclosed

Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE) : minutes of meeting held on Thursday, February 25, 2016 (English)

Minutes 106563 FEB 25, 2016

Disclosed

Cognitive and non-cognitive skills for the Peruvian labor market : addressing measurement error through latent skills estimations (English)

Evidence from developed country data suggests that cognitive and non-cognitive skills contribute to improved labor market outcomes. This paper tests this hypothesis in a developing country by using an individual-level data set from Peru that incorporates modules to measure cognitive and non-cognitive skills. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7550 FEB 01, 2016

Cunningham,Wendy; Parra Torrado,Mónica; Sarzosa,Miguel Alonso Disclosed

Striving for balance in economics : towards a theory of the social determination of behavior (English)

This paper is an attempt to broaden economic discourse by importing insights into human behavior not just from psychology, but also from sociology and anthropology. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7537 JAN 21, 2016

Hoff,Karla; Stiglitz,Joseph E. Disclosed

The role of preschool quality in promoting child development : evidence from rural Indonesia (English)

This paper reports on the quality of early childhood education in rural Indonesia. On average, the paper finds that centers created under the Indonesia Early Childhood Education and Development Project provide higher quality services than other types of preschools, as measured by a comprehensive instrument of preschool quality based on direct observation of classrooms in session (the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7529 JAN 05, 2016

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

Skills for work in Bulgaria : the relationship between cognitive and socioemotional skills and labor market outcomes (English)

Bulgaria is undergoing both a rapid demographic transition and a significant structural shift in its economy. Increasing longevity combined with low fertility and emigration have made Bulgaria’s age structure increasingly top-heavy and its dependency ratios higher. ... See More +

Working Paper 102627 JAN 01, 2016

Levin,Victoria; Guallar Artal,Silvia; Safir,Abla Bulgarian Disclosed

Pakistan - Second Phase of Punjab Education Sector Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 102164 DEC 17, 2015

Disclosed

Pakistan - Second Phase of Sindh Education Sector Project (SERP II) : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 102163 DEC 17, 2015

Disclosed

Pakistan - Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Productivity Improvement Program Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 102039 DEC 15, 2015

Disclosed

Pakistan - Promoting Girls' Education in Balochistan (PGEB) Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 102043 DEC 15, 2015

Disclosed

Pakistan - Land Records Management and Information Systems Program Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 102029 DEC 15, 2015

Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Middle East and North Africa : parliamentary strengthening in Tunisia and Morocco : Summary of outputs (French,English)
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JUN 07, 2016 ACS18676 Working Paper
Striving for balance in economics : towards a theory of the social determination of behavior (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 105338 Journal Article
Report Name: Research digest newsletter Vol. 10 (No. 3) (English)
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MAY 13, 2016 105653 Newsletter
Reducing crime and violence : experimental evidence on adult noncognitive investments in Liberia (English)
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APR 20, 2016 WPS7648 Policy Research Working Paper
When measure matters: coresidency, truncation bias, and intergenerational mobility in developing countries (English)
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MAR 18, 2016 WPS7608 Policy Research Working Paper
Nudging and habit change for open defecation : new tactics from behavioral science (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104328 Working Paper
Indonesia - Can community preschools improve poor children’s development? (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 105171 Brief
Senegal - Do hygiene and handwashing make for better brain development? (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104787 Brief
Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program (TDRP) quarterly report : January - March 2016 (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 105310 Working Paper
Employer voices, employer demands, and implications for public skills development policy connecting the labor and education sectors (English)
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FEB 29, 2016 WPS7582 Policy Research Working Paper
Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE) : minutes of meeting held on Thursday, February 25, 2016 (English)
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FEB 25, 2016 106563 Minutes
Cognitive and non-cognitive skills for the Peruvian labor market : addressing measurement error through latent skills estimations (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 WPS7550 Policy Research Working Paper
Striving for balance in economics : towards a theory of the social determination of behavior (English)
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JAN 21, 2016 WPS7537 Policy Research Working Paper
The role of preschool quality in promoting child development : evidence from rural Indonesia (English)
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JAN 05, 2016 WPS7529 Policy Research Working Paper
Skills for work in Bulgaria : the relationship between cognitive and socioemotional skills and labor market outcomes (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102627 Working Paper Bulgarian
Pakistan - Second Phase of Punjab Education Sector Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 17, 2015 102164 Procurement Plan
Pakistan - Second Phase of Sindh Education Sector Project (SERP II) : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 17, 2015 102163 Procurement Plan
Pakistan - Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Productivity Improvement Program Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 15, 2015 102039 Procurement Plan
Pakistan - Promoting Girls' Education in Balochistan (PGEB) Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 15, 2015 102043 Procurement Plan
Pakistan - Land Records Management and Information Systems Program Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 15, 2015 102029 Procurement Plan